Victims of the Dutch dictatorship

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Re: Victims of the Dutch dictatorship

Post by Firestarter » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:16 pm

On 18 September 2018, Prinsjesdag, the Dutch government announced their plans for new taxes in 2019.

The VAT rate on things like groceries and medicine will be increased from 6% to 9%. It is estimated that this will cost the average household an additional 300 euro per year.
Other changes include simplification and lower income taxes.

Corporate income taxes will be reduced. The Dutch CIT rate will be reduced from 20% to 16% for the first EUR 200,000 and from 25% to 22.5% for taxable profits exceeding EUR 200,000.

I have a hard time understanding that even though the changes in taxes are expected to increase the tax profits with 3.1 billion euro, of which 2.3 billion will come from consumers and 0.8 billion euro from companies, according to the Dutch government on average the Dutch household will be taxed less: https://www.twobirds.com/en/news/articl ... -plan-2019


At the same time council taxes will increase with some 5.4% on average. This is higher than the inflation of 2.4% (that can be caused by higher taxes...).
The increase is mainly because the governent increased waste collection fees.

There is a wide variation in local taxes, for example: tenants in Nijmegen pay an average of just €40 while in Zaanstad the average bill hits €571, while home owners’ average taxes vary from €563 in The Hague to €856 in Enschede.

The biggest increase in council taxes compared to 2018 is in Molenlanden with a 23.4% increase (161 euro) and Cuijk with 18% (106 euro).
The biggest increase facing tenants this year is in Haarlem, with more than 18% and Amsterdam with a rise of 17.6%. Amsterdam is also placed high on the list of local authorities where home owners’ bills have gone up most, with a rise of 11.3%: https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/01/c ... -hard-hit/


From 1998 to 2010, Willem-Alexander was on the board of supervisors of the Dutch central bank (De Nederlandsche Bank): https://www.nu.nl/economie/2033043/prin ... s-dnb.html


In the 1970s the Dutch government claimed that from now on the Dutch Royal family will pay taxes like everybody else.

What wasn’t widely told was that the Royal degenerates got compensation for supposedly paying taxes.
In the 1970s, they got more than 150.000 guilders compensation per year. King Willem-Alexander receives some 5.5 million euro a year in compensation.

The Secretary-General at the ministry of Finance himself disagreed that the population was fooled by telling them about the taxes, but then compensating these taxes.
The cabinet agreed that during the debate nothing would be said about the tax compensation for the Royal family (in Dutch): http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nederland/polit ... -belasting (archived here: http://web.archive.org/web/201711010330 ... -belasting)


In 1993, prins pils Willem-Alexander bought palace Noordeinde 66 from former queen Juliana for some 340,000 euro (750,000 guilders).
In 2008, Queen Beatrix had the government buy Noordeinde for 3.25 million euro (before or after the crash?) an increase of 333.3% in 15 years (more than 10% profit per year).

In 2014, it was announced that the Royal palaces would be renovated for a total of 127 million euro.
Noordeinde 66 would be renovated for 0.9 million euro. As is so often the case the tax payer had to cough up much more - 3.7 million euro (in Dutch): http://www.volkskrant.nl/binnenland/ren ... ~a3761656/


In 2014, the renovation of palace Huis ten Bosch was estimated at a whopping 35 million euro. This year it was announced that it cost even much more – 63.1 million euro.
That’s 7200 to 9000 euro per square meter (in Dutch): https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/renovatie- ... ~a5c77b17/


The Dutch taxpayers once gave a yacht for present to Princess Beatrix for her birthday - the Groene Draeck.
For many years the yearly maintenance costs for the Groene Draeck cost the tax payer on average 125,000 euro per year. Experts say that the yearly maintenance costs for such a ship are about 32,500 euro.
From 2004 to 2015 alone, the Dutch taxpayer paid 1.5 million Euro on maintenance for the boat (for which 2 boats could have been bought). It is apparently very difficult to find out where this surplus money went: http://www.theroyalforums.com/tag/groene-draeck/
(archived here: http://archive.is/Rygj2)


In 2015, the Dutch government claimed that the Dutch royal family costs the tax payer 40 million euro per year. This is reportedly the most expensive of all Royal families in Europe.
In reality the costs are even much higher, as former minister Gerrit Zalm already in 2009 revealed that they cost some 110 million euro a year. Some estimates are 350 million euro per year in 2018...

Willem-Alexander gets 823,000 euro a year, Máxima 325,000 euro, and Beatrix
465,000 in salary.
Including “expenses”, Willem-Alexander gets 5.3 million, Máxima 900,000 and Beatrix 1.4 million euro.

Staff of the Dutch royal family, 245 people, cost 17 million euro.
Security for the Royal family costs the Ministry of Defence 25 million euro.

The costs for 3 palaces of the royal family - Huis ten Bosch, Paleis Noordeinde en Paleis op de Dam – costs 15 million euro a year.
That is not counting the more than 150 million for the renovations of the palaces...
State visits cost another 2 million euro per year (in Dutch): http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2015/05/20/wat ... t-a1496445 (archived here: http://archive.is/zzOZ5)
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Re: Victims of the Dutch dictatorship

Post by Firestarter » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:23 pm

Argentinian website El Cohete a la Luna (Rocket to the moon) has accused our greatly beloved Queen Maxima of not reporting the correct value of her possessions in Patagonia, to evade taxes.
In 2009, Maxima and (now King) Willem-Alexander, bought land in Rio Negro for 1 million euro, but underreported the area and didn´t report that a hotel was built there, so the real value is underestimated (resulting in lower taxes).

Maxima's brother, Martín Zorreguieta, bought half of the reported 3000 hectares of land.
The luxury hotel “Estancia Pilpilcura” located there is run by Máxima's aunt, Marta Cerruti. In December 2016, Argentinian president Macri, a friend of Maxima, spent a night at the hotel.

Dutch parliamentarians have asked Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the university buddy of prins pils Willem-Alexander, for an explanation,
The Dutch propaganda service Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst denied that Maxima and Willem-Alexander haven’t correctly reported their posessions to the Argentine tax authorities.

Mayor of Pilcaniyeu Nestor Ayuelef has exposed that the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst was lying (once again: https://nltimes.nl/2019/01/30/queen-max ... tine-media
(archived here: http://archive.is/j919L)
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Re: Victims of the Dutch dictatorship

Post by Firestarter » Wed May 29, 2019 4:38 pm

According to the Dutch Quote Magazine, the widow of Prince Friso, Mabel Wisse Smit has made 240 million Euro with the IPO of Ayden that processes payments for Facebook, Netflix en Spotify.
It’s great to be partners in crime with our Royal family; others involved in the 12 billion Euro Ayden IPO are Facebook-CEO Mark Zuckerberg (for how long will he remain?) and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (through investment firm Iconiq Capital).

In a ridiculous twist Quote values the total value of the House of Orange at a mere 1 billion Euro (in Dutch): https://nos.nl/artikel/2257361-prinses- ... adyen.html


Mabel and Bernhard Jr. are certainly not the richest of the Dutch Royal family!

Posters in my home town expose Prince Bernhard Jr. with his 349 houses...
nu in amsterdam
bernhard van oranje
de prins met 349 huizen
geen sprookje
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Of course we can’t expect our wonderful media to estimate the worth of these 590 “addresses” and the circuit in Zandvoort and Mediapark. I think it’s safe to estimate the net worth of the 590 addresses at more than 400 million Euros...
In 2009, Forbes magazine estimated Queen Beatrix’s (mother of now King Willem-Alexander) wealth at a low $200 million.

Just 10 years earlier, in 1999, Forbes estimated Queen Beatrix’s worth at £25 billion.
Noting that that a reliable calculation had been made impossible by the Dutch secrecy: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/1999/jun ... rchy.world

Yesterday it was announced that King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands invited President Donald Trump to visit the Netherlands for a World War II commemoration on 31 August this year in the “world famous” city of Terneuzen.

It´s a bit strange to invite the US president for this festivity as the operations were mostly by Canadian, British and Polish troops: https://dutchreview.com/news/us/officia ... therlands/


Since Prince Bernhard co-founded the Bilderberg “Group” in 1954, it´s been controlled by the Dutch Royal family.
None other than Donald’s son-in-law Jared Kushner attends this year’s Bilderberg meeting.

According to Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger, Donald’s Secretary of State “fat” Mike Pompeo is one of this year’s “secret” Bilderberg attendees in Switzerland: https://www.nexusnewsfeed.com/article/g ... m-may-30th


Trump´s daughter Ivanka Kushner has repeatedly met and learned a lot from our greatly beloved Queen Maxima: http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/nether ... her-109122

See the September 2018 video that includes Ivanka and Queen Maxima, organised by the World Bank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtJG36ELDUo
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Royal thieves

Post by Firestarter » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:06 pm

For the last 40 years, the Dutch taxpayer has paid double to maintain the furniture in the Noordeinde, Huis ten Bosch, Het Loo, and Soestdijk palaces.
This means that our beloved Royal family stole an additional more than 10 million euros from the Dutch taxpayer.

In 1978, then Prime Minister Dries van Agt started initiatives to buy furniture in the palaces from the Royal family.
From 1982 to 2009, the Dutch taxpayer bought palaces furniture above the market price (in the 1980s alone about 20 million guilders, adjusted for inflation about 17 million Euros). Since then, the Royal family has been using the furniture free of charge, while the government is responsible for maintaining the furniture.
According to Van Agt, the payments to the Queen should have decreased, but the head of state still receives compensation for the maintenance until this day.

In 1978, then Queen Juliana received 280,000 guilders for this maintenance.
This year, King Willem-Alexander gets 4.9 million euros for salary and “expenses” (just about all of his expenses are also paid by the taxpayer), of which around 320,000 euros is for palace furniture maintenance.

Government information service Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst first refused to answer NRC's questions about the maintenance and compensation and later simply denied the accusations.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte (who studied history with prins pils Willem-Alexander in Leiden) said that the payment of maintenance and restoration of the palaces is "terribly complicated", but he does not “think” the Royals did anything wrong.

Rutte has since promised an “investigation” into the affair: https://nltimes.nl/2019/09/09/dutch-sta ... ars-report
(http://archive.is/QrA6j)


King Willem-Alexander receives € 4.86 million per year of which 926.000 euro in salary.
Princesses Máxima and Beatrix receive 633,000 euro and an additional 1 million euro in “expenses” (that are all paid by the taxpayer).

Crown Princess Amalia will receive 263,000 euro in salary and another 1,232,000 euro for “expenses” when she turns 18 in 2021.
Officially the Royal family costs the taxpayer 43.3 million euro per year (in Dutch): https://www.businessinsider.nl/koning-w ... aris-2019/


Because the wealth of the family is hidden through trust accounts and foundations it isn’t known how many billions the Dutch Royal family have stolen over the years.
According to prime ministers J. Cals and P. de Jong “[Ithe bulk of the Queen’s fortune is in low- or no-rendering goods like jewels and lands[/I]”.

The Queen’s Treasurer J. Baars (de Thesaurier der Koningin) knows – written more than 10 years ago when Beatrix was Queen - but won’t disclose ‘the secret’. The Queen’s Treasurer arranges all tax assessments for the complete Royal family (including members of the family like the De Bourbon de Parmes) with the director-general of the Tax Revenue Service, which is kept completely secret.
The Queen’s Treasurer Baars has 2 assistances R.M. Smits and J.G.A. Baron Sirtema van Grovestins and another 18 members of staff. Smits used to be financial attaché of the Netherlands Permanent Delegation at the NATO headquarters in Brussels and Sirtema van Grovestins was a board member of the Fortis Bank.

It is believed that Queen Wilhelmina set up Funds for each of her grandchildren, worth millions.
Queen Juliana in 1968, created the Fund Functional Costs House of Orange-Nassau “to provide financial supplements to each of the three youngest daughters of Her Majesty Queen Juliana, for the functional costs attached to their position as such”.
This means that Princesses Irene, Margriet and Christina get a handsome amount of money (even though they don’t receive a paycheck from the taxpayer, besides expenses).

All movable and personal properties (including royal jewels) were put into the Foundation Regalia of the House of Orange-Nassau.
State carriages and major valuables were put into the Foundation Crown Properties of the House of Orange-Nassau.
Works of art and the inventory of the royal palaces and residences were put into the Foundation Historic Collections of the House of Orange-Nassau.
Archives, libraries and personal items were put into the Foundation Archives of the House of Orange-Nassau.
It is not even known who serve on the boards of these foundations.

According to the State Budget the palace staff has some 315 members, paid from the Royal Household Service (that’s the taxpayer).
With the addition of the Kabinet der Koningin (Queen’s Office), Koninklijke Houtvesterij (Royal Forestry), the security from the Koninklijke Marechaussee and staff from the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (State Information Agency), there are almost 800 servants working directly for the Orange-Nassaus (most if not all paid for by the taxpayer).

In 1813, the income of the King was 1.5 million guilders per year.
In 1848, the income of the King was changed into 1 million guilders plus the revenues from the Crown Domains (so this was much higher).
Later the annual salary was changed to 600.000 guilders for King Willem III.
In 1928, this was doubled to 1.2 million guilders for Queen Wilhelmina.
in the 1950’s, this became 2.5 million guilders for the Queen.

In 1966, the way the finances of the Royal House were reported differently and another change came with the Act financial statute Royal House 1972. The essence of this is that the costs for the royal household aren’t reported as income of the Queen but paid by the state (the taxpayer) directly.
So while this looks like the Queen gets less, she instead received more...

While it’s claimed that King Willem-Alexander pays taxes, in reality there is no evidence that he does, and if he does only for a small part of his fortune: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f1 ... 14341.html
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Mabel, Brinkhorst, and princes Friso and Constantijn

Post by Firestarter » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:22 pm

There was once a scandal in the Netherlands called “Mabelgate”.
Shortly after her relationship with the married Mohammed Sacirbey, Mabel Wisse Smit started working for George Soros, and she was introduced in 2000 to Prince Johan-Friso (younger brother of now King Willem-Alexander) by her good friend Laurentien Brinkhorst, now the wife of Friso’s younger brother, Prince Constantijn.
Laurentien and Mabel had known each other from the hockey club.

Mabel lied about her relationship, calling it superficial for only 2 ½ month in 1989, with drug lord Klaas Bruinsma, whose reputation was well known.
Mabel had to admit later that she remained in contact with Bruinsma for 18 months, after she’d supposedly ended their “friendship” in disgust after finding out what he was doing. The end of those 18 months came close to the end of Bruinsma’s life, in a much published assassination. Mabel even was forced to admit that she had slept on Bruinsma’s boat on several occasions, but maintained that they never had sex!
Later it was reported that Mabel had repeatedly stayed with Bruinsma in several high class hotels, including the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam.

Mabel had to admit that she lied to Prime Minister Balkenende, and Friso could only marry her if he gave up his rights to the throne.
Before her interview with Balkenende, Mabel was given her security dossier from Dutch Intelligence the AIVD. In this way she could prepare herself to not contradict what was already known about her colourful past.

Before she graduated in 1993, Mabel had worked on internships with 4 huge organisations: the Secretariat of the UN in New York; Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia; Ministry of Foreign Affairs at The Hague; and ABN-AMRO Bank in Barcelona.

Reportedly Mohammed Sacirbey and Mabel were making arms deals with Egyptian arm dealers and the infamous Adnan Khashoggi to arm the Bosnian Muslims.
Mabel and Sacirbey have been “investigated” on these illicit weapons sales: http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/tag/klaas-bruinsma/
(http://archive.is/XZC2r)


Laurentien Brinkhorst’s mother is a long-time friend of then Crown Princess Beatrix, since they studied in Leiden.
Mabel’s friend Laurentien (born in 1966) has said that the first meeting with Prince Constantijn that she can remember occurred in 1985 at Beatrix’s ship the Groene Draeck (Green Dragon), but that their relationship only started in 1995 in Brussels.

Obviously it pays to be friends with the Royal family!
Laurentien Brinkhorst’s father is Laurens Jan Brinkhorst, who was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1973-1977 for the D66 party.
In 1982-1986, Laurens Jan Brinkhorst was Ambassador of the European Union to Japan.

In 1987-1994, Brinkhorst was Director-General of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission.
In 1994-1999, Laurens was a Member of the European Parliament.

From 1999 to 2002, he was even selected by Beatrix as Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries.
From 2003 to 2006, he was Minister of Economic Affairs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurens_Jan_Brinkhorst


Another long-time friend of Mabel and Laurentien Brinkhorst, Daniela Hooghiemstra, has confirmed that Mabel and Klaas Bruinsma were intimate. Hooghiemstra was also close to Annette Sekreve, the wife of Prince Bernhard Jr.
Hooghiemstra partied with Mabel in expensive hotels in London and Paris (in Dutch): http://web.archive.org/web/201012030753 ... ux1_40.htm


Mabel’s father, Peter Wisse Smit, reportedly introduced Klaas Bruinsma into the elite circle of the Gooi (around the city of Hilversum).
Peter Wisse Smit was an honorary member of the Hilversumsche Mixed Hockey Club.

At the Hilversumsche Mixed Hockey Club former Member of Parliament for CDA, Hans Hillen, was the president, who remembers Mabel and boyfriend Sacirbey (in Dutch): http://web.archive.org/web/201911301801 ... 539-a56227
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Tata Steel - pollution

Post by Firestarter » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:24 pm

One of my reasons for investigating Indian steel companies is the interesting Indian Tata family oligarchs, who became rich from trafficking opium.
The Tatas are business partners of the same George Soros that has financed none other than Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. George Soros is also a long-time employer of the widow of Mabel Wisse Smit, widow of Prince Friso of the Netherlands.
When I worked for the ABN Amro bank, they planned to outsource the department I worked for to Tata Communication Services. So they started a “reorganisation” in which unwanted personnel was unceremoniously fired: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 3066#p3066


In 2007, Tata Steel acquired the huge polluting steel factories in IJmuiden (formerly Hoogovens) in the £6.2 billion Corus deal.
Tata Steel IJmuiden is partially exempted from Trump’s 25% tariffs. 100,000 tons of the company’s 531,000 tons of steel exports to the US are exempted from the tariffs for a period of one year: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tata ... SKBN1ZQ1JA


It has been reported for years that Tata Steel is losing money on its steel operations in Europe, and that they plan to fire thousands of workers.

In 2016, it was reported that Port Talbot in Wales is the biggest loss making asset in Tata's U.K. portfolio.
Port Talbot made some £1 million in losses per day as it has to pay for port facilities, while the company's IJmuiden plant has its own port.

Tata Steel got rid of 1,050 workers, including 750 at its Port Talbot plant, after it had already dropped 1,200 jobs at the Scunthorpe and Lanarkshire operations in England and Scotland, respectively: https://www.spglobal.com/marketintellig ... paalnvl0q2


While we can read lots of propaganda on the Netherlands doing something against pollution and “global warming”, Tata Steel’s IJmuiden plant is the biggest lead polluter of the Netherlands.
In 2016, this plant was responsible for more lead pollution than the rest of the Netherlands put together (in Dutch): https://www.noordhollandsdagblad.nl/cnt ... taalgigant?


According to the official numbers, the Tata Steel IJmuiden plant emits 12 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

According to Arie van Eck, the real emission is 14.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. Van Eck calculated this number based on numbers coming from Tata Steel IJmuiden.
This means that for years, Tata Steel has emitted much more CO2 than officially.

For the additional 2.5 million tonnes CO2, Tata Steel should have paid an additional 60 million euro in emission rights (in Dutch): https://www.groene.nl/artikel/de-grote-uitstootkloof
(http://web.archive.org/web/201909251448 ... stootkloof)


In 2017, Tata Steel IJmuiden discharged almost 180 billion litres of waste water, almost 3 times as much as the total tap water use of the city of Amsterdam.
This waste water contains highly toxic material, including arsenic, chromium, mercury, zinc, lead, nickel and cyanide.

Dutch authorities don’t measure the amount of pollution caused by Tata Steel, but estimate this through a model.
In the last 10 years, Tata Steel was repeatedly fined for violation of environmental laws. In one case Tata Steel was fined 20 thousand euro.

According to numbers from the databank E-PRTR, Tata steel IJmuiden is in the top-3 of biggest steel producing cyanide polluters in Europe (the others are in Norway and Spain).

The Dutch government has granted Tata Steel exemption from the European pollution rules, with the result that Tata Steel is allowed to emit 3 times as much toxics as the rules allow!

A subcontractor for Tata Steel also violates the European rules for the supposedly very important (in the Netherlands) nitrates.

According to estimates Tata Steel dumped 37 microgram cyanide per litre water in 2017, down from 100 microgram per litre in 2011 and 389 microgram cyanide per litre in 2009. Cyanide is highly toxic, and the IJmuiden plant is located close to residential areas.
This is higher than the European allowed average of 25 microgram cyanide per litre (in Dutch): http://web.archive.org/web/201912230837 ... ~b4793365/
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Postcode Loterij

Post by Firestarter » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:18 pm

In 1989, Boudewijn Poelmann and his wife founded the Nationale Postcode Loterij in the Netherlands, the second largest private funder of “philanthropy” in the whole wide world (in 2018)...
These “charities” include founding green energy companies!

Before founding the Postcode Loterij, in 1983, Poelmann had founded Novamedia.
These days Novamedia also runs lotteries in Sweden, Norway, Germany and the UK.

From 2005 to 2016 the wonderful Clinton Foundation received more than 24 million Euros (more than 2 million a year).
Making the Kingdom of the Netherlands (by far) the largest foreign donor to the Clinton Foundation.

The Postcode Loterij has financed the Russian disinformation site Bellingcat with €500.000 to open an office in the Netherlands.

The Stichting Doen (Foundation Doen), also controlled by Poelmann, is used to funnel money from and to selected “charities”.
When Poelmann owned a stake in the Feyenoord soccer club, he used the Stichting Doen to pay Feyenoord (5.75 million Euro per year) so the Qurrent green energy company of his daughter (owned by the Stichting Doen) was placed on the shirts its players wore.

The Doen Foundation also financed the NGO Milieu Offensief (Environmental Offensive) from 1992 to 1998 with 150,000 euros.
Milieu Offensief was the environmental NGO of Volkert van de Graaf, who is best known as the murderer of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn (who became a threat to the Dutch Royal degenerates): https://isgp-studies.com/liberal-cia-ngo-network
(http://archive.is/pz9k3)


You can imagine with all of his “charity” work, Boudewijn Poelmann became a multibillionaire, worth more than 60 million Euro, and was knighted by (then) Queen Beatrix in 2012.

In 1990, Boudewijn Poelmann also became chairman of third world press bureau Inter Press Service (IPS) Europe (also headquartered in my home town Amsterdam).
So in 1991, IPS received 4.2 million from the Postcode Loterij (in Dutch): http://archive.is/4hoBF


After the Dutch state network KRO reported on the obvious corrupt practices of Boudewijn Poelmann concerning Inter Press Service in 1999.
In one of those great examples of “freedom of the press” it was reprimanded for this report (in Dutch): http://archive.is/6kW9X


Just to illustrate what is happening, in 2015, the Postcode Loterij (together with the Bankgiro/vriendenloterij) had a turnover of €887 million.
Of this turnover €170 million was paid to its organisation (no doubt including Poelmann and his family) and “recruitment” (in Dutch): http://archive.is/6vcqG
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Re: Victims of the Dutch dictatorship

Post by Firestarter » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:57 pm

Because of helping the Dutch State to destroy the DSB Bank, together with none other than Gerrit Zalm, which made many people lose part of their savings deposited at that bank, I didn't have high expectations of Pieter Lakeman – Frisse zaken (1987).
But I was pleasantly surprised that the book explained some corruption scandals in the Kingdom of the Netherlands that prove how the corrupt elite can use their influence over the government to become filthy rich.

The most interesting 2 scandals involved the longest-serving prime minister in the Netherlands (from November 1982 to August 1994) – Ruud Lubbers.
I couldn’t find an article with all the details, not even from Lakeman, but I did find some stories on these sordid affairs (one in Spanish!).

See more recently, Ruud Lubbers (on the left) with Israel’s favourite Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
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At the beginning of the 1970s, the Netherlands had too much steel producing capacity.
Ruud and his brother Rob Lubbers together owned half of the steel producing company Hollandia and were on the board of the company.
In May 1973, Ruud Lubbers was selected by Queen Juliana as Minister of Economic Affairs.

Ruud Lubbers used his position to publicly disclose that the biggest steel producer of the Netherlands – Nederhorst – was in deep trouble. He should of course have said that the whole steel sector in the Netherlands had too much capacity.
Because of this, Nederhorst got deeper into trouble and loaned hundreds of millions of guilders from the Amro Bank.

Nederhorst’s problems got worse and worse, at least in part caused by the adverse publicity arranged by Lubbers.
Then Lubbers approved an emergency state loan to Nederhorst. This looks like support to Nederhorst but in reality the money went directly to the Amro Bank (that was in danger of not getting its money back). Paid for by the Dutch taxpayers.

At the same time the Dutch government took control over Nederhorst, to first split it up in a construction and steel part. The construction part of Nederhorst was bought by Ogem.
The steel part of Nederhorst was first bankrupted (solving the Dutch steel overcapacity), and then bought (under the name Mercon) with a state subsidy at a discount price by none other than the Lubbers siblings’ corporation Hollandia!


The second affair once again involved Hollandia Kloos (its new name after a merger).
In 1980, Hollandia Kloos made a deal to build an aircraft hangar in Kuwait for Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) for 80 million guilders.
Hollandia Kloos promised to finish the hangar by April 1981, but only completed it more than a year later in May 1982. Under the terms of the contract Kuwait Airways refused to pay the additional money Hollandia Kloos demanded.

First the Dutch government approved an emergency state loan to Hollandia Kloos that “normally” would go to the banks that had backed the project. But in this situation, in violation with the regulations, 3 million went to the brothers Lubbers.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Nederlandse Credietverzekering Maatschappij (NCM, which insures projects with taxpayer money) paid 60 million guilders for an “insurance”, while this violated just about every regulation on this kind of state “insurance”. Notably it was Hollandia Kloos that had violated the original deal with Kuwait Airways, so shouldn’t be entitled to any insurance.
The Ministry of Economy and the Finance Committee of the Parliament approved the NCM payment. Of which of course the brothers Lubbers once again took profit.

In the 1980s, when Ruud Lubbers was PM, the Dutch government repeatedly demanded that Kuwait would pay the sum requested by Hollandia Kloos. This was also a clear conflict of interests, by Lubbers that as PM demanded money for his own company Hollandia Kloos.

In Spanish - https://elpais.com/diario/1989/06/29/in ... 50215.html (https://archive.is/L9hal)

In Dutch - https://www.hpdetijd.nl/2009-11-13/de-neergang/ (https://archive.is/pDw6u)

In Dutch - https://ejbron.wordpress.com/2016/08/14 ... ijdelijks/ (https://archive.is/ULwQ9)


It is even possible that this affair had something to do with the following invasion of Kuwait.

There are also rumours that Ruud Lubbers was a cocaine addict (which would explain that he always looked like he needed a shave, haircut and have his suit pressed).


In 1994, Frits Hirschland accused Ruud’s brother Rob Lubbers, and Antillean politicians Maria Liberia and Rufus McWilliam of laundering drug money on the Dutch Antilles.

This money laundering also involved Slavenburg Bank, which was shut down over another money laundering scandal.
The prosecution of the directors of the Slavenburg Bank was shut down by Minister Korthals Altes, who before he became minister under PM Lubbers until 1982 had represented the Slavenburg Bank as attorney: https://www.groene.nl/artikel/de-bouterse-connectie
(https://archive.is/w9ZwZ)
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Re: Victims of the Dutch dictatorship

Post by Firestarter » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:14 pm

While at the same time the lockdown enforced is fast becoming even more brutal than 6 months ago, the elites continue like these rules don’t apply to them: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=715&start=40#p69175


On 24 August, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were forced to apologise after a photo was published showing them breaking social distancing guidelines.
Standing very close to a restaurant owner on the island of Milos (Greece), while on holiday with their 3 daughters.
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Willem-Alexander and Maxima released a statement that we must still obey the lockdown:
A photo appeared in the media in which we are keeping too little distance. In the spontaneity of the moment, we did not pay attention to that. Of course we should have. Because compliance with corona rules is also essential on holiday to get the virus under control.
https://dutchreview.com/news/king-and-q ... in-greece/


While at this time the lockdown is again becoming very tight, Willem-Alexander and Maxima and 3 daughters again took a vacation to beautiful Greece to the King’s villa paid for by the taxpayer, departing last Friday.
Then social media was buzzing with how unfair it is that these Royals can go partying, while the bars and restaurants are closed for us common folks.

On Tuesday PM Mark Rutte had urged us all to "not to test the boundaries of the rules" and that considering the “severity of the situation”, all unnecessary travel plans should be scrapped…

GroenLinks politician Jesse Klaver complained:
The government is asking people to stay at home as much as possible and to refrain from all kinds of things they’ve been looking forward to. It does not help if there are reports that the royal family is taking the plane to Greece.

Willem-Alexander and Maxima and kids were forced to return, again urging us all to obey the lockdown:
We see the reactions by people to reports in the media, and they are intense and they affect us. We wish to leave no doubt that it's necessary to follow the guidelines in order to get the COVID-19 virus under control. The discussion over our vacation is not contributing to that.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/18/euro ... index.html
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