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  • Liberal laws (about cannabis, abortion, gay marriage, euthanasia...)

    18 39.13%
  • Paintings (Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondriaan...)

    25 54.35%
  • Microscope and telescope

    20 43.48%
  • Pendulum clock

    8 17.39%
  • Mercury thermometer

    9 19.57%
  • Electronic media (audio tape, video tape, CD, CD-ROM)

    15 32.61%
  • Colony of New Amsterdam (which later became New York)

    8 17.39%
  • Heineken

    9 19.57%
  • Gouda cheese

    6 13.04%
  • Other (please specify)

    5 10.87%
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    i hear a lot of people saying Heineken sucks, but it is still the second biggest brewery in the world * as far as i know, if i am wrong tell me*

    so it means, it doesnt sucks hahaha
    The fact that it sells, doesn't mean it doesn't suck.
    Many people in the world don't know how real beer really tastes.

    I guess Heineken is a chemical waste product.

    And to be honest, Heineken isn't even beer, it's pilsner. A kind of lager.

    Better pilsners from the Netherlands are Grolsch and Bavaria.
    Or even Dommelsch, the taste of that lager is a bit sharp.

    I prefer Belgian and German beer though.

    They taste much better than the Dutch variations.

    Hey, I know about it. I brew beer myself, and even my brother works at a beer brewery.
    Their beer is still questionable.
    (Not the brands I mentioned)

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    Well... Here is another case not to be proud of..



    The Queen reads the State of the Union, after she arrived at the Parliament in a Golden Coach.
    It is depicting the honoring towards her from the colonies on one side. In fact, it is seen as a symbol of slavery by the Royal Family and the Dutch Government in the past.
    On the other side the honoring of the Dutch is depicted. The people who also suffered under the colonialist and conservative Orange regime.

    Nearly a year ago, a protesting man threw a candle towards that "Golden Coach" and was arrested and is still in prison after a year!!!

    So.. A question.. Do you think this painting is racist or not?

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    No, I dont think it is racist. I think such drawings were pretty common when people of conquered countries greeted their conqueror with presents, including slaves.
    At least I have such impression from ancient art. Some art experts here might correct me.

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    Thanks the laugh... "little parasites". . . I am surprised you can't hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth all the way from Chicago! They're such babies.

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