Posts Tagged ‘Holland

26
Aug
09

Who should decide when you’re old enough to do anything?

dekkerThis is 13 year old Laura Dekker.

She wants to sail around the world- her Dad has no problem with it but social workers in Holland are taking legal action to stop her.

Who should make the call to decide when a child is ready to do anything ? the parents or the state ? or the child his or herself ? Continue reading ‘Who should decide when you’re old enough to do anything?’

16
Dec
08

Talking points 16 Dec

You’ve got to admit he’s got pretty good reactions. President Bush giving a press conference on his final visit to Iraq as US President, had two shoes thrown at him. Iraqi television journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi stood up and shouted “this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog,” before hurling his size tens (showing the soles of shoes to someone is a sign of contempt in Arab culture). Continue reading ‘Talking points 16 Dec’




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