Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Dutch Touch

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

January XXIInd, MMXI

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

I must give kudos II the students in The Hague, Netherlands who are protesting cutbacks. The Dutch Education Minister, Halbe Zijlstra is caught in a bind and needs to cut 18 billion Euros (24.25 billion Canadian Dollars) from the budget. Sure the MMMMMMMMMMM (11,000) plus students are protesting & being quite vociferous in their attacks on the government. But at least so far, they haven't been violent & neither have the Police. Leave it to the Dutch education system to instill acts of non-violence & aggression in their students. Thankfully at the time of this writing no one on either side (or civilians caught in the middle) have been hurt or killed in this throng of protestors. Time to break out the Heineken's & Douwe & Egberts Coffee, sit down, relax, & see about coming up with a middle ground solution that will help both sides.

Finger In The Dike,


Source: The Associated Press, Mike Corder & The Leeuwarder Courant, Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands.

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