The Brussels region, and its Flemish suburbs, hosts a lot of belligerently anti-Flemish French speakers. You have to go through a lot of hassle, and can be submitted to a lot of abuse, if you want to be addressed in anything else than French. This is, though, a flagrant violation of language laws.
tell that to the Vlaams and see how long your balls last...LOL
By "the Vlaams" I assume you mean "the Flemish" or "Vlamingen." I am one, so; fail.
Also, we are not a violent people.
That proves that things really are as bad as the mockery in this cartoon suggests.
The Flemish, who make up 60% of the population (not 50% as grandparent claims), speak Dutch. The existence of local variants in the language are no basis for a claim that there a multiple languages. Otherwise you'd have very few English speakers in the world.
Belgium is a trilingual country; there is a small population of German speakers.
Brussels is a bilingual region. It is geographically located in the Dutch-speaking Flanders, historically Flemish and Dutch speaking, but currently more an international city.
The only thing you can see when flying over Scotland is the top of the rainclouds.
Why doesn't Europe set up it's own version of Facebook?
We did. It's called netlog. And then the event horizon of Facebook's socio-gravitational pull engulfed the whole planet and surrounding satellites.
The Slashdot crowd seriously underestimates how much engineering goes into modems to ensure that the end user experience is optimal.
They use mice and rats because testing things on people is unethical and testing things on animals a lot more like us (primates, pigs, etc) is either unethical or expensive.
Testing things on animals unlike humans is unethical too. It's just more convenient to ignore the ethical implications if they don't look at you in a manner that a human animal socially responds to.