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EuroSavant · 6M ago

Olympics: The Taxman Calls

Congratulations! You’re a 2016 Rio Olympics medal-winner! Quite the difference from being, say, merely a lottery-winner, gained from sheer dumb luck – admittedly in the face of odds heavily ...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

Nice Hero, In His Own Words

We’ve had Nice, then at the beginning of this week Würzburg, now München – it’s getting hard to keep track of all the public massacres these days! Still, there remains one ray of light amids...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

Vierdaagse: Terrorist Target?

It’s that time of year again, time for the Vierdaagse or the Nijmegen Four-Day Marches event. Self-titled “The Walk of the World,” you have to at least give it credit as the world’s largest ...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

Klarafy Yourself!

For years now my favorite classical music station has been the one that is part of VRT, the network of public TV and radio channels broadcast throughout Flanders, i.e. the northern half of B...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

Old Captive Nation, New Captive Media

Ah, how something like the following takes us geezers back to the old days! “[Poland’s] Premier Szydło discusses new law about TK.” TK means Tribunał Konstytucyjny or “Constitutional Tribuna...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

What’s Spanish for “Chilcot”?

If you follow the news, you’ll be aware of the “Chilcot Report” (named after the British civil servant in charge of the seven-year investigation which led to it), released Wednesday (6 July ...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

EU/Switzerland Brexit Divorce Court

Here straight out of left field, unnoticed and unmentioned by all who are supposed to be in-the-know, is something with direct influence upon how the Brexit saga is going to unfold in the co...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

EU Parliament Gold Digger

So now we have this latest Brexit casualty: “[M]y political ambition has been achieved,” the accompanying Al-Arabiya article quotes Farage as saying. Elsewhere, he is quoted as now wanting t...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

Is Boris’ Name Really Mud?

The Twitter-headline roughly translates to “Piss off, Boris!” and the lead to this piece reads: Boris Johnson, the face of the Brexit Campaign, develops into the most-hated man on the Island...
EuroSavant · 7M ago

Merkel: No British Raisin-Pickers!

German Chancellor Merkel This AM Before the Bundestag, according to AFP: We will ensure that the negotiations will not proceed along the à la carte principle . . . those who leave the family...