For the elections for the Dutch lower house are January 22nd, there on the Internet is an voting advice site, which my sis and I both went to to get an advice. Not that we’re allowed to vote (argh, you have to be over 18), but only interesting. We both are advised to vote a socialistic party (GroenLinks
or SP), but that we already knew. I am a member of the SP, so what if I had to vote the conservatives? (lol) My sis also wants to be a member of it, but
she isn’t yet 16. Regretably enough I think the conservatives and the christians are gonna form a cabinet after the elections. Sad for me.
The SP and Groen Links are the only parties that are against an attack on Iraq by the USA. Sorry Bush-fans, I’m really against such an attack. Hopefully it takes a long, long time to read Iraq’s report for the UN weapon inspectors, so in between there won’t become a war. By the way, doesn’t America have
such forbidden weapons itself? Think of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. (And I’m really against the Japanese in that war, but still.) And that’s not the most recent example. Do we inspect America? No, we don’t! So only because America’s mightier than Iraq and it has beeen
attacked by Bin Laden’s terrorists, it has the right to attack every country that it says houses terrorists or whatever! I am against that horrible terrorism, but
that does not mean that I agree with Bush.
So, now I have to go offline, as we have very strict Internet rules that I never follow up. It’s quite expensive that I am online for two or three hours
a day, but fortunately we don’t get the telephone bill until January 20th or so. But my Dad will be furious with me if he sees the bill! Oh no, wish me
good luck for then.
See you later:
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Posted in Crime, Politics, tagged Death Penalty on November 26, 2002 |
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Guess what a horrible idea our integration-minister, Hilbrand Nawijn from the LPF, now pointed out! Since he’s governing (although he now has resigned because the government has fallen) he always flew a lot of kytes, like sending Moroccan criminals with a Dutch passport to Morocco and such sickening ideas, but none of them is so scary and terrible as this: he wants to punish murderers like Volkert van der G. (who’s said to have killed Pim Fortuyn) and the (Moroccan) teen who maltreated a guy who advocated for an old woman so heavy that he died, by death. That’s awful!
Today during our Dutch class we discussed death punishment. Unfortunately five or six of my classmates are pro. I’m really against it, since you don’t punish the killer or whatever but his family, when a wrongdoer’s dead he can’t think of what he’s done wrong, maybe people are punished
undeservedly and then they’re already dead and furthermore it’s so scary that a government kills. E. (a classmate) said that when people have killed seven or ten people and they are psycholocally ill and can hardly get better, then they should be punished by death. How horrible! Those mentally ill people should be treated by psychiatrists, be in jails for a long time and when they go out of them be coached very well and maybe life-long so that they won’t repeat their deed.
Oh. on the news I now hear that Nawijn has retracted his words. The leader of GroenLinks (a socialistic party, nearly as left-winged as my favorite SP), Femke Halsema, says that Nawijn’s gone too far. Of course! I don’t know, maybe she means that Nawijn has to step down (he works still because we haven’t yet a new government).
What do you think of death punishment? I know in most U.S.A. states people like Vokert van der G. would indeed be punished by death, but do you agree with this? I’m really intersted in your view.
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Posted in Personal, tagged High School on November 19, 2002 |
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I’m so grouchy! That’s because I had to wait almost two hours for ten minutes of class. We have to create an essay for classical culture and we don’t have that subject now, because our teacher’s ill. So, although we would have had Classical culture in this period (we have periodisation in our school) we don’t have real courses and only one hour a week to ask questions. That’s on Tuesday at 2:50 PM. School however ended at 2:00, so I had to wait fifty minutes to go to that course, because I had to ask how I could get information for this essay, for I have no book (the organisation that makes those available on the computer’s sooo slow) and I didn’t know how to get the literature needed for it. So then I went to that course and I appeared the only one coming to it. So, my questions were answered and I could go and wait another fifty minutes for the cab to take me home. And I didn’t get a sign on my card! We namely have a card on which you can get signs if you go to certain courses. You have to have six of them, including four at a teacher’s and two in de multimedia centre. They would normally be in your timetable, but I’ve only three of those study courses in mine, so I have to go to one after school time or in a free hour. Unfortunately generally this period there are few study courses in the timetables (you can go to any study course when you’re free or you have one yourself, even to another teacher or a course for another form) and at some subjects, like Dutch and math, it’s very useless to go to a study course, because I’ve (nearly) finished all my work until the Christmas holiday. Study courses in the multimedia centre aren’t difficult to get, because I’ve four free hours and the multimedia centre’s always open. But getting study courses at a teacher’s is very hard, because also some teachers (who you can go to for study courses) are absent. Now for the last weeks (three in hour second period) in no week I’ve enough study courses and I don’t want to go to school everyday from the first until the ninth course (until 4:30, argh!) to see if I could might be join a study course, while I’ve such a relaxed timetable. I would really like to give up a few hours for those study courses, but now I’ve been at school to join a study course which wasn’t given for almost as many hours as I need on my card!
Tomorrow I’m going to say it to my mentor, who has to check my card after this period to see if I’ve joined enough study courses.
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