On the other hand how could you trust a company that will force you to sign digitally an EULA stipulating
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys
They are also used by most PHP based web sites using the session feature.
What's the point to ask:
Do you agree [Yes] [No]
Being Belgian and their neighbors...Dutch people tend to speak English rather well. But their knowledge of other languages (except German maybe) is rather a myth. If you are looking for real polyglot, I suggest you to choose Flemish. They usually know French and English quite well and Dutch which is their native tongue....Learning German is easier for them (a lot of common roots) Just like for Dutchmen, . Franck De Winne is a perfect example of that fact (he knows, Dutch, English, Russian and probably other languages as well).
I'm a French speaking Belgian, so well let's say that I can't be considered as biased on the topic
Yes, when you see a little "d" it is usually used for noble title. It has been influenced by the French "etiquette".
For the non-beneluxians.
"De" in Dutch means literally "the". for example: Jan De Boer (John the Farmer), Jacques De Ridder (Jacques the rider/the knight), etc. When you see names like Van Den Berg (it means from the hills), Jean-Claude Van Damme (Jean-Claude from Damme -> a Belgian town).
There is no form of nobility in those names so you use capital letters.
On the other hand: The King is in French "Albert de Belgique" or in Dutch "Albert van België").
First: The European culture is not "just" the Western European culture.
Second see where most of Russians live. How they look like, What kind of language they speak (slavic language), their culture (their gifts to the European culture, classical music, literature), their religion (orthodox), their classical architecture, etc. The conclusion is so obvious (?).
I'm Belgian and frankly it is the first time I see people claiming that Russia is not an European nation. The need of a western civilization in front of the current world affairs may explain this "new" definition.
From a simple customer fairness perspective, Amazon's customers purchased the book in good faith.
And for potential buyers like me, the perspective is even simpler.
Even my government hasn't such a power.
So you don't believe in free speech when the groups exercising it are advocating for something that most would find offensive?
I did their test and I score 80%. I failed on their racist/extremist stuff, coming from a country crippled by those fascists/extremists, I still have difficulties to accept Hitler's fans promoting their agenda on my doorstep after the ravage they have done to the whole Europe.
Well Currently I pay let's say 50% of my turnover to the state (VAT, taxes, etc.). I work 10 hours per day, except Sunday. I'm not workaholic, but I have no choice. There are certainly enough work for a new employee. I can't. It would be too expensive (his salary + taxes). So basically those 50% of the my turnover are used mainly to pay the unemployment benefit of someone I could hire.
Of course they are a bit extreme. I won't certainly vote for such a party. But basically I agree with the idea basic: a small/efficient state is way better.
There is a natural human tendency to grasp as much as power as you can. It is a human instinct. A state is a human organization so it has this instinct deep in its core. If you don't fight back, you will end up working half of your time for it, like I do right now.
Well I' ve got a 10 years old Golden retriever and I'm the uncle of 2 years old boy.
I love my dog, he seems to be reasonably smart for a dog but
For example: my 2 year old nephew is "playing game" involving already quite elaborate abstract thoughts. For example he plays "battle" with soldiers...Well not a "big" battle with strategies and all, just two soldiers fighting each other. He is a fan of Tintin and he imagines himself as captain haddock and countless of abstracts thoughts and related activities such as those ones.
On the other hand...My dog is a dog! (great news
Irony, humor, the 2 years old boy already understand those things. He also tries to make "joke". Their capacity to stay focus....The 2 years old is light years ahead already.
Frankly I don't see the point to compare. They are just so "different", their intelligences are already so "different". I really wonder how you could compare them and how could you find anything meaningful out of this comparison.
A 2 years old boy is still in its infancy, a 2 years old dog is almost mature. On one hand you compare a being "under construction" with a fully grow up (functional/almost independent) being. What's the point?
the "Moors" (derived meaning "Black")
In Latin, the word maurus (plural mauri) means coming from Mauretania...a Roman province on the north western fringe of Africa (-> Morocco) (see wikipedia) So basically Moors means those from North Africa. They aren't sub-Saharan. The core people of the Moors were "berbers"...Not arabs but not black either.
If you need a real successful "black" civilization. I suggest you to take a closer look at the Nubian civilization. They fought for centuries against the Egyptians, the Greek dynasty and they finally crushed a Roman invasion. The defeat was so devastating, that the Romans signed a peace treaty and they never came back. The Nubian queen are famous (Amanishaketo, etc) nowadays due to recent discoveries.
Or the Ethiopian one, they succeeded to stop the early Muslim invasion (this where the legendary King John was supposed to live, European crusaders tried for years to get in touch with him to fight together the Muslims). They fought for decades against the Italians and they were the first to gain their independence. The famous city of Timbuktu having healthy intellectual/philosophical debates while Europe was experiencing inquisition, etc.
No, it is a marxist stance. And I'm Belgian not American.
The differences between a communist and a socialist is the path to their collectivist society.
Communist will do it by revolution while socialists will do it by reforms.
This is why they left the last "international" end of the XIXth (along with anarchists).
See the funding documents of Socialist parties around Europe (Charte de Quaregnon in Belgium for example).
But yes I agree they have changed and now they promote social-democracy as they call it. Anyway it wasn't the point, the real point was the battle between socialist and catholics in the XIXth...And there are even traces of these epic battles in today politic.
"Just the facts, Ma'am" -- Joe Friday