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  •  Gelukkig Sinterklaas! (2+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast, brillig

    I was in Holland during Sinterklaas several years ago. Aside from the controversy surrounding Zwarte Piet, it's a lovely tradition.

    •  Yeah, Black Pete is, umm, interesting (2+ / 0-)
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      Steveningen, brillig

      I guess you have to look at it in their cultural context. But still. Umm, yeah. Uncomfortable at best.

      To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

      by ontheleftcoast on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:14:07 PM PST

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      •  Very much so (2+ / 0-)
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        ontheleftcoast, brillig

        I've yet to have my Dutch friends explain this without getting a bit defensive. They really seem loathe to just admit that it's culturally insensitive. It is almost 180 degrees from how they usually argue cultural issues.

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