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"cinta class" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Well christmas is meant to be a happy time. Sometimes little children approached the season with a bit of dread for what saint nick might discover about them. He is the one who could eventually put you in the sack. If you hadn't been a nice job that year coming up in the our head. We're celebrating the christmas traditions of our friends from near and far in venice. Canals are being bright with a regatta of decorated boats. A parade for boater and everybody has to. If you want to participate you address had like center clouds. While long ago in the english countryside neighbors would spill little seder in their apple orchards. That's how what's ailing gut started. The village would march down to the orchard banging drums and making a lot of noise to get rid of the evil spirits. Let's get ready to close out one of us spring just years in our lifetimes with warm christmas memories from holland. Venice tempt fate. And wherever you want to go for the holidays. It's travel with rick speeds. Hey i'm rick steves. You can experience my favorite european people places and stories in my newest book for the love of europe. Order your copy today. At rick steves dot com in a socially isolating year. Like this one. It might take some effort to maintain your christmas spirit. Lot of this year's holiday markets and festivals have had to be cancelled all around the world. But we've got our memories and our desire to make new went so today on travel with rick steves. We're celebrating holiday. Traditions like you'll find in holland. England venice and santa and if travel is part of your december traditions. Let's hear where you like to go this time of year. Let's start with what the holidays were like growing up in the netherlands. That's where lisbeth enhanced was born and raised. Thank you said. I should go on radio. Yeah i think so. I'd love to hear what. Christmas is like in your memory. Let's pretend your five year old girl in small town in the netherlands and christmas eve what do you what did you just do. What's happening tonight. And what happens tomorrow. Oh well you see for us. Christmas was really a family. Feast because probably you know in the netherlands. Originally we never had gifts at christmas. It was the real religious holiday and a family holiday. In my case. I remember my mother started. Prepare the house to decorate it and she had little planks and we put mawson eat with a wire and then we put all kind of green leaves like hawley and other little objects to decorate the house and we fixed it on the wall and we put it on the table and then of course we made the wreath for the front door and then you were hoping it would be snowing on the right day. Because i remember the connie fear the big tree in our garden when there was snow on each and my father would put lights that was magic and then just before christmas. My mother came up with the real christmas tree. And you know when. I was really very young. We had real candles but the clip ons real candidates under the tree inside the house yes and there was a white sheet on the floor to protect the four and then there was a basket with water in case the tree would be set on fire so it was only allowed to light the candles when daddy nami were there and we hardly moved of course because there could be a fire but it was magic to see all these flames burning and then we got it a beautiful dog and it was too dangerous so we had to put electric lights but it was still very nice now for a little child. Who is there a santa claus figure that brings the gifts that seat because christmas without presents because our santa claus is called sinter glass and he has his birthday on the sixth of december. So that is the real exciting. Feast for gifts. And i really. I would be willing to set up an association to save that son abrasion. Because i think it's the most beautiful feast in the world. Why well first of all as a child. You believe in santa claus. He is bishop coming from spain on the big ship with his assistance. Who are black pitas. They are funny dressed and are doing funny things at croats. They are little bit naughty. And you're scared of him because he is the one who could eventually put you in the sack if you hadn't been a nice job but year cintas class is keeping book and he's writing in the book if you were good or bad sell. It is very well organized into netherlands because about three weeks before the six of december which is his birthday. He officially arrived on the big ship in amsterdam and this is transmitted on television. So you are looking at it because you know once. He's in the country. Your parents will allow you to put your old shoe at the chimney. Of course many people had central heating of a problem. But you find a solution you put your shoe in front of the door or whatever anyway. Some problems for a child to believe in san nikolas because one hour later after yet seen him arriving on television in amsterdam. He's arriving in your village as well and so you say to mother. How is that possible. So then she usually explains you while there is the real warm and he has assistance because there are so many children like you. The real one cannot cope with all that so to review in the netherlands. Christmas eve twenty. Four twenty five twenty six. That's the family time and the religious time yes and saint nicholas day december. Sixth is the big gift giving estival that the children are very excited about in the dutch. Saint nicholas is center clause. We call him sinter. Class center comes from saint nicholas or any sales on a boot from spain with his Acrobats colorful Black peter partners yet and it's a naughty or nice thing so the kids are not knotty. What happens oh they put you in the sack and they bring you to spain. They put you in a second. Take you to spain. And you're so scared so even if you know that you weren't too bad when your mother or your father brings you to send nikolas because of goes like centered glass. You find them in a big department stores and you can make an appointment. And i remember because i still picture of myself and my brother. I was so brave that i dad to sit on sydney class knees. But most of the children's start to cry. They get very upset. But you see this magic souvenir of something you believe in. It's so beautiful here in the sense of a good memory a warm memory. Elizabeth enhanced specializes in art tours in paris and france. She's telling us about the special features of the christmas season where she grew up in the netherlands. Right now with a little bit. Is there a song that the children sing most happily for this either central. What the happiest children's from the remember there are few very long. It's very beautiful. One single quick kwan is synthetic lasca winter. Hoy hoy vati inman lash. Dunker saint lash. And you sing that in the evening when you parents value to put your shoe. Transient glass cup. Poon hoity-toity ms winky please cinta class. Draw something in my shoe syntech. Nascar win hoity-toity ima swinging body. Menashe duncanson clash. Please throw something in my little boot. Thank you sin. Nikola's will thank you elizabeth for taking us to the netherlands in this holiday season. Happy holidays. Merry christmas thank you very much. Merry christmas in dutch. How do you say merry christmas. Throwing.
"cinta class" Discussed on Up First
"Either first listeners, the black lives matter movement reaches far beyond the United States I'm Steve inskeep today? We have a special episode from NPR's rough translation about one country where the winds of change might alter the season of Christmas. Host Gregory Won. The Dutch character of center kloss is a white bearded guy in red robes who delivers presence, each December two good little children, but unlike Santa Claus Santa Claus shows up on December fifth whereas appointee hat kind of the pope, and he doesn't live in the North Pole, but in Madrid Spain. He sales each November by boat to Dutch shores. Cinta class arrives not with band valves, but with a helper known as black pete. RTP. Every year, white people in the Netherlands celebrate the season by painting their faces black, putting on Afro wigs, painting on Big Red, lips and talking to fake afro-caribbean accent. Serve! As a kid is fun, and I didn't know much about racism so I wasn't aware of it and I enjoyed it I'm a Asante move to the Netherlands from Ghana when she was six and a lot of Dutch, kids used to look forward to black pizza rival a kid I did because You know you get presents. You can eat a lot of candy to home months of November. In school she made Black Pete Crafts with burlap and black yarn. Her parents even dressed her up as black pete for parties and at the city center class parade. She laughed with everyone else. When black PEOP- was dancing around black pede really adds dumb and stupid. You know and Santa Clauses, the old, wise, White, generous, almost sanctified, wholly white person seated on his white horse. The becomes some moment that you like Oh my God. Something doesn't feel. In especially, when somebody's mad at you, they call you sweat beat. Oh, my God sites salt! You made me you think I'm black paid. You think I'm dumb. Soon, instead of looking forward to the season. She came to dread it. I hate the months November and December it costs so much pain. I'm as parents were both factory workers. She grew up in southeast Amsterdam. A largely immigrant neighborhood with other Ghanaian families as well as families from former Dutch colonies like Surinam the Dutch Antilles. I'm working class girl. Yeah. I am I'm a working class girl who you know has been able to emancipate herself through education. At Age? Twenty six I'm a got her masters degree in international relations, and that same year was elected to the Amsterdam City Council. Later she became a member of parliament, making her the only woman of color in parliament at the time, and along the way she started educating yourself about Black Pete, how the tradition attained prominence in Amsterdam in the eighteen fifties around when minstrel shows became popular in the US. How the original uniform of Black Pete with colorful Cetinje sleeves was the way wealthy Amsterdam families would dress their black child slaves when she raised these facts with Dutch people they. They, not only deny that Black Pete was racist. They'd say Black Pete isn't black. There's no link between Black Pete and black people. So why are you in black face? She'd say just like yeah, but he came through the chimney his dirty, because he came down the chimney delivering presence. Okay, so you are white, and when you go through the chimney, your hair changes into Afro and you got big. Red Lips and you start talking with an accent. So yeah. And now I'm a woman, a mother of two girls. And my children are called black. Pete's by the While I wouldn't call them friends, but but it has cool mates, and it's painful. This is rough translation from NPR. I'm Gregory Warner. We got interested in this story last winter. When the center close committees formed in several Dutch, said he said that Black Pete would not appear in their parades by people's gone. Except in response more than a dozen smaller towns affirmed the opposite black people would be welcomed in their parades. Their school plays that same year the Annual Center Cross television program said it would not show Black Pete and songs and sketches rival TV shows within launched just so black. Pete would have a home. It seemed that the fight over black was becoming a wedge issue that reminded US wars. We have in the US over monuments and military bases or one side says this is racist. It has to go. The other side says this is part of our cultural history were not going to raise it. In fact, we're going to dig your heels even more into preserving it. Here's the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte up in two thousand, fourteen, no Greenpeace or ground. So I cannot change them. He talked about dressing himself as black the. Shave I'm playing for feet, I'm. Trying to get off. My face. The Netherlands like other countries grappled with zone, disagreements and divisions. But unlike the United States, and even like their European neighbours. The Dutch have their own unique tool for resolving situations where multiple sides do not agree. The system known as the polder model or polder doubt. The pull the modell is really a Dutch thing. It funds a very important part of our political culture. And the way that we got around with each other people discuss their differences. It's very civil, and it can take a very long time is like you talk you talk you talk you talk you talk until you reach a point of consensus I'm has used this polder model as a politician. Actually. When we reached her, she had just finished a years long polder about reforming the Dutch pension system hearing everyone out listening to all sides and finally coming to agreement it's about negotiating and fry to understand the point of view, and in now the focus of the Paul modell is. We have to make something out of this together. We are all in this together. Before the polar model became part of Dutch politics. It was part of the Dutch. Landscape upholder actually is a piece of land below sea level that used to be sea floor, sixty percent of the Netherlands are polderlands protected from flooding by a system of dikes and canals. In. Those dykes of course have to be maintained by every generation or the country floods. And the threat is real. A rite of passage for on his kids in every Dutch kid is to pass a swim test while wearing their coats and shoes. To one theory about the term polder model is that it applies the same collective approach to the land to Dutch politics, and it works best when. We are able to lay aside our most strongest convictions. Of how things should be done or how the world should look like. It's the idea that in the end were all Dutch. We all live here. We should find some common ground. This tradition in the Netherlands of compromise and consensus. Be, used to get rid of a different.
"cinta class" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Thusday Jeffries a cool dude. I'm staying so thanks to the Princeton Review. What was meant to be damaged control has now turned into complete chaos for the royal family? Yeah and I bet wherever the queen is is right now. She's like. I knew I should have killed him instead of Diana all right. Let's move on to another international story. Every around Halloween Americans brace themselves for stories stories about white people who want to be way more than they should be. But as we've learned recently other countries in the world also deal with black face and Brownfield scandals. I mean just recently Canada China. The learned that they've already elected their first permanent color. They just didn't know and now as we approach the Christmas season. The Netherlands is once again embroiled in their own black-faced debates around centers Dutch magical helper lack pedes anti-racism campaigners held protests throughout Holland on Saturday as the Dutch celebrated the arrival of Saint Saint Nicholas and his traditional yet controversial companion. Black Pete. Black Pete is usually portrayed by white people in black face paint wearing frazee wigs and red lipstick it is criticized for being racist. We think that Cinta class is a party for the people and let it should stay the way it is but this why we are here. We one charter Pete to stay black. This should not be a political fag but just a nice party in case you're confused. Here's what's going on. In the Netherlands. They have Santa might just like everyone else but they also have a character named Black Pete imagine magical helper who rolls with Santa Claus and how it works if kids or Nice Santa gives them presence but if kids are not black pete whoops there s which you have to admit really raises the stakes for Dutch kids. I imagine being a kid waiting to hear Santa and his reindeer land on the roof. And then you look out your window and this is a black dude with a baseball bat out there just like a man you should clean your room code. It should increase your room now. Here's what I think is weird about black pizza and this debate some people in the Netherlands. Say that black PEOP- isn't black face. He's just just black because he slides down the chimney and he gets the shook all over him. I Mike Okay. I'm willing to accept that explanation but then ask me this. Why does he come down with an African red blips? What's happening in that chimney and also how come sense? It doesn't also come down. Covered in Soot Clinton was happening is that Pete goes down. The chimney opens the front door for Santa and sensors. Like your priors man. I don't want to go back to jail all right. Well let's let's move on to another Elf like creature with a banner petition among Black Black People former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg Bloomberg is thinking very seriously about getting into the Democratic primary. And you know. He's serious because he starting to do things he swore he never would former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. He's criticizes potential rivals for apologizing for their pasts. Joe Biden went out and apologized for being male over fifty white detto whatever his name is. He's apologized for being born.
"cinta class" Discussed on No Agenda
"The note for the next one. I don't know why air and the next one is on a press. Data insist all know pretty stor sir. Christopher which means he's the preacher priest her that is the Dutch. Today's Napoleon everyone had to reregister so they made up phony names and he's from suiced. Hi Adam and John. Happy to chipping away. Wait wait two. Three four five six is doing nice nice numbers two three four five six. Hi Adam and John Happy to chip in a little more just to show my appreciation of the value. No agenda provides me every Thursday and every other Thursday each week if possible bowl please write up thirty four fifty six for the peerage account of Juliet now. So that's part of the dame drive so Julia you can knock Gotcha that onto your ticket and keep track of that. This is the Canadian girl. The remainder I selflessly reward to my upcoming period carriage where I would strive for the title of Sir. laugher of indie Sir Laser of indecision tomorrow's November sixteenth which he obviously wrote twenty. Wendy sent this Centers donation in the official entrance of Cinta class here in the Netherlands. And I'm happy to report that in my hometown. It is indeed Sault Ste Pete and not soot Pete just black face. I Roll Rolf Lulled when I saw your show title of eleven seventy six. Yes that was soot Soot Pete. That's that's what we titled that November Sixteenth. Also the bursts of my first cousin Robin who would have been fifty three were not that he and his family perished I in Malaysian Air flight. Seventeen man as Adam said a few shows ago Ukraine certainly ground zero for lots of bad stuff flight. Seventeen is case in point. I am sure that apart it for myself lots of people are looking at the dirt that comes out of all the machinations surrounding the country with more than normal interest. Whatever the cause and whoever? The perpetrator trader was truth of what happened really with flight. Seventeen has to come out eventually. See the these are family members who still don't actually know or believe any story they've been told hoped Adam reported extensively about the going on in slave nation thirty one that's the Netherlands and indeed we are governed by ship of fools. It touch your very imagination immagination. It puzzles me that this happened on our watch Karma for all this with the no agenda show especially for you lot kind regards from annot pre-start ensues Sousse thank you. I know. You've got Karma actually do you have some updated. Moh Seventeen News For today's program. If we get to it we got. The program is jam-packed yeah well anyway I WANNA thank all these folks for the Executive Associate Executive producer ships taking on the responsibilities responsibilities. I show eleven ninety one. Yes and these credits. You have hereby received executive producer and associate executive producer are valid and and actually quite valuable if you use them in the appropriate place we suggest putting it in your profile on twitter or if you must some of the other bags and of course no agenda social dot com but really the linked in is the place where it makes a difference. It looks cool and it's some good stuff good stuff happening. I was cool. It sounds cool. Hey baby yeah you can have have a a gaming podcasts. Business Card or one that says executive producer. No agenda show. If only I could find an unknown. My next talent search you. Would you know anybody buddy. That's how you do it flying them in bars and we'll be thanking war on our second segment fifty dollars above again. Thank you so much. This is your show and you're making making it happen if you'd like to contribute and get yourself a deducing very simple. Go to our website Laura Dot org slash and in a hamming seventeen coming up and the OT g phone another tease bar. Formula is this we go out at people in the mouth. Ah.
"cinta class" Discussed on No Agenda
"No agenda provides me every Thursday and every other Thursday each week if possible bowl please write up thirty four fifty six for the peerage account of Juliet now. So that's part of the dame drive so Julia you can knock Gotcha that onto your ticket and keep track of that. This is the Canadian girl. The remainder I selflessly reward to my upcoming period carriage where I would strive for the title of Sir. laugher of indie Sir Laser of indecision tomorrow's November sixteenth which he obviously wrote twenty. Wendy sent this Centers donation in the official entrance of Cinta class here in the Netherlands. And I'm happy to report that in my hometown. It is indeed Sault Ste Pete and not soot Pete just black face. I Roll Rolf Lulled when I saw your show title of eleven seventy six. Yes that was soot Soot Pete. That's that's what we titled that November Sixteenth. Also the bursts of my first cousin Robin who would have been fifty three were not that he and his family perished I in Malaysian Air flight. Seventeen man as Adam said a few shows ago Ukraine certainly ground zero for lots of bad stuff flight. Seventeen is case in point. I am sure that apart it for myself lots of people are looking at the dirt that comes out of all the machinations surrounding the country with more than normal interest. Whatever the cause and whoever? The perpetrator trader was truth of what happened really with flight. Seventeen has to come out eventually. See the these are family members who still don't actually know or believe any story they've been told hoped Adam reported extensively about the going on in slave nation thirty one that's the Netherlands and indeed we are governed by ship of fools. It touch your very imagination immagination. It puzzles me that this happened on our watch Karma for all this with the no agenda show especially for you lot kind regards from annot pre-start ensues Sousse thank you. I know. You've got Karma actually do.
"cinta class" Discussed on Inside Europe
"Uh-huh this is inside Europe and I'm Keith Walker in Bonn Germany and the next half an hour. Turkey is facing another refugee influx from Syria. We'll find out why that could pose an issue for Europe plus. How has a scheme to reduce poverty and unemployment in Italy been working king other days numbered for controversial Dutch character Black Pete also east scooters and young scientists on the show these stories always and more coming up from the studios of Germany's international broadcast death d-w this as inside Europe Turkey is facing another refugee influx as Syrian government forces close in on the last rebel-held enclave in the country as an anchor this this week attended by the presidents of Turkey Russia underrun ended in deadlock over Turkish efforts to end the siege but any new refugee exodus to Turkey from Syria could also become an issue for Europe. Turkey's president wretched type Ardo on has warned he will open his country's European borders voters which would allow for a fresh migrant float to Europe Doran Jones reports from Istanbul Syrian government forces as a continuing their relentless assault on eight lip tens of thousands of refugees already heading towards the nearby Turkish border with Turkey already hosting hosting over three and a half million Syrians. The patience of many Turks is running out. One recent poll found over eighty percent of people want refugees is to leave. President Vijay tapered one is warning. He will open his country's borders to Europe if face with more refugees. That's not an empty threat says mess with Chechen an advisor to IRT won. The situation is Barracuda go. This is an ongoing situation unacceptable situation today. Eh Turkey is decorated in all of the work. The Syrian crisis not only the problem of dirty. This is also say courtesy problem of the European Union why we know that a lot of people is maybe passed from Turkey to Greece. Germany and France new messed me gratiot be alright. Two European Union took a new migration to Europe era. Maybe already underway you refugees arriving on a Greek island after making the short journey across the sea from Turkey over the past few few weeks. There's been a surge in migrant arrivals. According to political scientist Jenkins Octa from the University of Athens. People are pouring in in some islands. The three islands refugee population has grown an a tremendous way. We don't know the Turkish authorities are encouraging people to go ahead and reach the Greek shores but the potential is is. He's very much there. I mean Turkey is hosting over four million refugees. It makes an explosive cocktail for everybody. According leading to the United Nations over eight thousand migrants entered Greece from Turkey last month. That's a record number since the twenty sixteen migration deal between uncover any you that agreement stopped hundreds of thousands of migrants entering Greece from Turkey and the latest surge appears to be causing allom Tom in Europe German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass has voiced concern of our commitment to its migrant deal with the EU and that deal will oh now be tested further with a new wave of refugees center flood Turkey from Syria despite desperate diplomatic efforts by urged one this week summit the Iranian and Russian counterparts. He failed to broken agreement to end the siege former senior Turkish diplomat Ayden cell. WHOA wants a rebel? LANGLADE is doomed. The Astana Summit Nanka will only delay what is to come in which is it. We'll be part of the city and state seen army doesn't have the muscles to push shot me out of Syria but Russia also supports Syria this pocket is home to three million almost three million civilians. Suzanne these are civilians who moved from other areas to this area because they do not wish to record sil- with by Charlotte's up potentially the only way for them to go store Turkey to avert a new crisis. Burdwan says he plans to return three million refugees in a region under the control of the white. PG A Syrian Kurdish militia Turkish forces are appoints the Alyssa Kurdish fighters who Onkar regards as terrorists one is looking to the EU to pay for the construction of new housing for for the resettled Refugees Gish Deja Vu bedrooms two other visit either you the European Union will it'll provide support or excuse us but we are not going to carry this burden alone. We will open our borders. We have not been able to get help from the international international community namely the European Union political scientist Jenkins Octa says it will be difficult to sell that idea to the EU. I mean there is no way any reasonable and decent country can consider this proposal seriously. I mean the relocation of people in occupied militarily occupied Syria Middle Age. It's it's a joke frankly. It's from being serious moreover. It belongs to the occurs Syrian Kurds but Turkey is doing a lot for refuges. This is for sure and this is a common and joint problem and it should should be solved by by talking to each other not by threats off the steady flow of migrants from Turkey into Greece. He's a reminder of the leverage one believes he has over Europe a point. He's expected to make when he hosts French and German counterparts to discuss US Syria next month. During Jones d-w Istanbul and I'm Keith Walker in Bonn this is inside Europe. Italy's new coalition government montage ambitious plans to boost economic growth while ensuring financial stability at wants to crack down on tax evasion to averts the need for a massive hike in VAT. There'll be tax cuts for workers and more emphasis on climate friendly investments. The government also wants to improve the country's basic income that was introduced in March by the previous coalition back then it fulfilled a key campaign promise of the five Star Movement which is still in power to try and reduce poverty and on employment poor or unemployed people who receive prepaid debit cards and they come to us for a specific goods such as groceries rent and utility bills but has the new scheme been working. Angelo van Schaik reports from Rome. Sally is withdrawing some cash feminity machine off. I'm only allowed to take one hundred euros a month for anything over that. I have to use the special rechargeable debit card to do my shopping. That special debit card is how she received so abt dancer. All basic basic income me is fifty eight years old and has been unemployed since two thousand and twelve since then. She's hardly earned any money. My family has helped me a lot and my partner. You live on other people's help in return. You do what you can say you don't if you like a parasite she signed up to new citizens income scheme earlier this year and now receives two hundred seventy six euros each month two hundred and seventy six euros is not exactly to seven hundred eighty defy. Som- movement I promise before last year's election a minimum monthly income was the centerpiece of its election campaign and the Party scored the largest number of votes its leader Luigi Demayo had high hopes for the scheme when it was introduced cornell insurance you answer with a new pension scheme and the basic monthly income we will have abolished poverty now because of various rules me and others like her end up getting just there's two hundred and seventy six euros. This scheme hasn't ended poverty and it's not really a basic income. Kim according to traditional better pit suty. He's professor of economics at the University of Rome. He says is more like an unemployment benefit. All giving a persona. The money is given to people who live below the poverty line which in Italy is seven hundred eighty euros but this support has conditions attached. It has been finding out about these conditions off the seven years of unemployment. She just wants to find a job in return for the monthly handout. Just do voluntary work for eight hours a week and be open to offers at a job center. Amazon escaped it was I'm registered on several websites but finding a job is an easy. The first handicap is my age. The second problem and this makes me bitter is that companies don't want highly educated people. They're too expensive to me is allowed allowed to refuse to jobs but she has except the third one otherwise. She loses her benefits cloudier. Foschi is a consultant consultant at one of the many jobcentres in Rome something they can you tell me something about your education your backyard dinner. I mean I graduated in political science and I can read and write correctly in English and French Nima. My custody of course is a classic example of someone who needs guidance to get back into the job market in the consultant was very nice and she took her time to listen to me but I think it'll be hard to find a job because of my age and the lack of understanding about my experience around eleven percent of the Italians are employed. The basic income is aimed at getting them back into the workforce but the scheme is expected to cost around eight billion euros a year money that it doesn't have any EU officials in Brussels are worried about Rome overspending but professor. Pete suty points out that fewer people didn't expect it have applied lightfoot monthly handout zonal zonal came mcgarry. There are people who might need this money but who are ashamed to apply for it. Others deserve free to open up about their financial situation because they might have income that they're hiding from the taxmen people like me. Sima have received less money than they thought as a result. She says the new scheme hasn't changed her life. Neck cumby mentally intellect. It's nice to have some cash in my pocket but no it hasn't changed my life. The amount is too low. The money's quickly gone in the five star movement has tried to do something to solve one of Italy's biggest problems growing poverty but transferring billions of euros into the basic income scheme doesn't seem to be the solution the real answer lies in providing work and reducing investment in an infrastructure innovation and education doesn't create new jobs economic growth which is what the country really needs. Andrea hike d-w Rome and I'm Keith Walker in Bon Bon Gemini. You're listening into inside Europe. There are three months to go till Christmas and there's an old Dutch Christmas tradition where people dress up as the helpers who accompany Anthony The Netherlands version of Santa Claus as he delivers gifts too. Well behaved children. Santa's helper in the Netherlands is known as Black Compete and we've spoken about black peas on the show before and the controversies surrounding him and and the helpers according to folklore black pete is a more you're from Spain and when people dress up as him they often daub their faces with black paint and there in lies the problem many believe the black lack pete character promotes racist stereotypes there have been violent confrontations over the issue on this even sparked debates in the Dutch parliament Dwi Correspondent Stefan Columba's grew up in the Netherlands but this year is going to be different stuff on yes. It's going to be radically different. I would say because four or to first time only beats with suit wipes will be allowed to even call him to suit beat. No longer black beat okay. Yes so instead of painting your face fully block e just can daub yes as though because you know traditionally. Santa Claus comes comes down the chimney and if you come down the chimney you're going to pick so that's the thing and that is really a dramatic development because it was announced even by the national television broadcaster and today announced at for the first time only suit beats will be allowed to participate in this annual entry this year it's Obel Dohrn and to municipality the there was saying well. We are not really awaiting black beats anymore so the black beat has been banned from Appledore okay some foreigners are quite surprised by the whole black piece debate American author and Comedian David Sedaris has written a story about the tradition the story is called six to eight black command and he wants read it to a group of Dutch students. This I think is the greatest difference between us and the Dutch all a certain segment of our population might be perfectly quickly happy with the arrangement if told the average white American that six to eight nameless black men would be sneaking into his house in the middle of the night he would barricade the doors and arm himself with whatever he could get his hands on six to eight. Did you say David Sedaris there on yeah. He's talking about your average white American well what to buy your average black Dutch person. It is very interesting because there are very different reactions of course the people from the group group goal to kick out SORTA Pete that it's even here existing. They are very happy with this latest arrangement because they cite history they recall that in eighteen sixty three slavery was abolished into former Dutch colony of Suriname Surinam and the Dutch antill's and the some two hundred years of slavery and they view this black beat character Essa really left over. Oh for from that a horrible time now I've also spoken with other people is friends from Suriname and they find this discussion ridiculous even the one of them. told me well it now means that. I can no longer play the character of black beat but it is a very divisive life issue in the Netherlands what was also interesting better in recent years. Even a massive police presence was necessary to welcome Santa Declaw. That's of course not really how you wanted to celebrate. What is really a children's feast. Yeah I mean even Canadian Prime Minister. Justin Trudeau has apologized just this week after a photo emerged of him wearing brand face makeup as the Arabian nights themed Party back in two thousand and one. I think it was the Dutch Prime Minister Mark. He's he actually went the other way. He's saying well. Actually there's nothing to apologize for because this character is harmless is a old children's. Tradition Cinta class and sorts beats beats and there's no Greenpeace or Brown Peter this black. I cannot change that. This is all tradition. I can only say that my friends in the ditch. They are very happy wren day. I've seen the class because they don't have to pay faces and when I'm playing Pete I'm for days..
"cinta class" Discussed on The Guardian Books Podcast
"Maybe. I could quit you dozens and dozens of lines from it sort of thing that I think even if like a poetry collection is genuinely sort of assured in confident and brilliantly. Well done I think there is still perhaps just among sort of general population. And there is this thing that one person's poetry is not going to be for someone else. Exactly far more divisive than a novel, then perhaps go to the children's book prize. This is a similar thing but attitudes that people carry towards children's literature, and it's liberty or not to be read by adults. Which of course, we should read everything, and we should read kids books because the fabulous. But there are people out there that would just immediately right off kids book and say that don't for me. And also the thing about the judging structure of the of the Costa's, which is that the desert category panel for each subject, and then the one person from that panel goes onto a central panel, which then also includes various celebrities. So this final panel. Chaired by Sophie ri- worth. He said BBC present journalists and includes the cookery writer and novelist. Police and Simon Williams who is just in the archers rich is very exciting. How much time having worked in the arches Phages gives him actually read a lot. Serious as as as go to a chance with these judges. Well, it's a good story. You know, it is actually damn good story. And the thing about this hugely popular and growing Gina of its own which is the memoir history biography, you know, and it's it which is a crossover form, it's not it's not a cradle to grave biography that brings the the author's personal life. But it also tells a very touching war story. I mean, it just feels himself into it as well as into. Yes. Yes. He he is sort of motoring around Holland now, the Netherlands where he is from though, he's lived in the UK for very long time wondering how this very modern looking history, and this gal -tarian ISM squares with this very actually very sinister wartime history. I started by asking him why he suddenly decided as a Shakespeare scholar to venture off into into memoir. Why suddenly take a work on the personal side? Yeah. It's very difficult to trace back decision. Like that. I mean, I'd always known that. There had been the story in my family that my grandparents had saved children during the war in the Netherlands from Dutch family, and then I'd also been aware that there was this row with a girl who'd come to stay with my grandparents after the war and that the being upset about that. When I was a child, but it wasn't until my eldest uncle case died in November twenty fourteen I think somehow it's registered with me that if I didn't investigate this now than the whole story would be lost. And I asked my mother about it, and she actually still had the contact details of lean and she kept in touch with her in spite of my my grandmothers not wanting that and one thing to another. So this is the story of lean who is Jewish girl who arrives with your grandparents at appeared during the war when very surprisingly. The Dutch didn't have a good record particularly ninety. We devote expected them to be. To be a nation that did otherness normally the level of Dutch collaboration with the Nazis, really shocking shocking to me. So you had an eighty percent death rate. Amongst Jews and added anti on their heads wasn't quite shocking. Uttley shocking system was introduced of commercial competition between two agencies for hunting Jews. So that ordinary Dutch police took the lead role. But there was also the establishment of the house gasify. So which was a commercial company that was initially set up for seizing Jewish property, but actually started seizing people as well. Because there was this bounty of seven guilders and fifty cents on the head of every Jew and nine thousand Jews were captured by that company. And if we think about the war in Kara logical TAM's in the movement to which your grandparents belong to us with a Socialist Workers union and the charge. This unite this reformed church actually refused to have anything to do with this problem. It didn't give any directives or anything. Early on in the until the late nineteen forties. It's right. I mean, there was this horrific sort of Faustian bargain that was struck by the reformed church in the Netherlands. They were going to issue. A joint statement with the Catholic church in condemnation of the mass deportation of Jews to Poland. And that statement was even prepared, but then the German authorities put pressure on other form church and offered them a deal whereby if the Jewish members of the prostate Christian denomination were not deported that they would offer them that if they didn't protest, and they took that deal. And so they would drew from the statement which the Catholics did make so yeah, there was strikingly little resistance amongst the Duchesne, my grandparents because they were passive this socialist movement and also connected to a network of GP's through their friend. Tokyo him up were part of this very small group of people who did resist now the opening line of the novel. I think the thinning line. Isn't it hit lit that made Lena chew, right? Yeah. Well, that's that's the opening of chapter one prologue which opens with the line without families. You don't get stories. Yeah. Yeah. So we have these two things in in intention. Just talk little bit about lean. And how what you mean by it was Hitler that made her do. Well, you know, she was totally part of an assimilated family that barely thought of itself as Jewish really. I mean, they were members of Jewish sports club. They had got married in a synagogue, but beyond that mean leans memories are of Dutch food being part of and a Dutch schools of thinking about Cinta class and things like that. I mean, the Netherlands probably had the most assimilated Jewish population of any country in the world in nineteen forty when it was invaded and one of the very shocking paradoxes
"cinta class" Discussed on KQED Radio
"We're watching the bay bridge maybe about ten cars trickling in no need for lights. It is a bit windy though. On the span. No troubles whatsoever for the right heading through the East Bay looks great for the south bay commute. If you can call it a commute, and we have some traffic though, heading to the Sierra on eighty chains are needed. They're only young for. Thank you, Elaine. Her report brought to you by positive coaching alliance. Coming up on morning edition, a story about the best way to donate to charitable causes. That's on the way. But right now, it's time for our perspective seventy six years ago in Nazi occupied Holland. A Dutch Christmas tradition became a brush with disaster for then six-year-old, Anita. Frank whose memories haunt her to this day? Here's her perspective is December nineteen forty two. And Cinta class. The Dutch Santa Claus is expected any minute. I'm six years old and terrified sitting with four other children in a small room in my foster parents house, I'm the youngest. And no he'll address me. I will call me by my real name, Anita or leash on Easter should Jewish fugitive. In hiding leash is a nice Christian girl not wanted by the Nazis. I feel sick to my stomach. I want to crawl in the whole, but I have nowhere to go before my brother, and I were whisked away from our home. Our parents have made it clear tell no one you're Jewish or be killed. I could not tell our foster mother our secret. There was no waste into class. Could have been for warrant Cinta class and thirst with his helpers what to Pete he looks at me and says Malaysia have you been a good girl away from the sweeps over from me. And I think Cinta clash notes everything I can now enjoy his little present. I do wonder how he found out about my. Situation, but I can breathe again safe and grateful that is on missions knows no bounds. I am now. Eighty and will never forget where I sat what I thought. And how I felt during those excruciating minutes before Santa Claus called militia. I marvel at that little girl still believing a Santa Claus yet. So aware of the constant danger. Dobie would be among the future survive the emotional damage was profound lifetime later. I worry for all those who must live in shadows done documented, the dreamers worshipers of unfavored faith..
"cinta class" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And this is NPR news. And this is public radio Santa Claus is out. But not too many other people right lane. That is very true. Very quiet. We do have one incident. It's city looks like an accident. Eastbound twelve pass Lambie road debris in the roadway. But traffic has been incredibly light through that stretch light at the bay bridge toll plaza and mass transit were on a modified scheduled today. Elaine Lee young for thank you, Elaine. Her looks her report brought to you by mothers against drunk driving. We have a perspective now seventy six years ago in Nazi occupied Holland. A Dutch Christmas tradition became a brush with disaster for then six-year-old, Anita. Frank whose memories hotter to this day? Here's her perspective is December nineteen forty two and Cinta class. The Dutch Santa Claus is expected any minute. I'm six years old and terrified sitting with four children. In a small room in my foster parents house, I'm the youngest. And no he'll address me. I will he call me by my real name, Anita or leisure an Easter Jewish fugitive in hiding is a nice Christian girl not wanted by the Nazis. I feel sick to my stomach. I want to crawl in the whole, but I've nowhere to go before my brother, and I were whisked away from our home. Our parents have made it clear tell no one you're Jewish or be killed. I could not tell our foster mother our secret. There was no waste into class. Could have been for warrant Cinta class and thirst with his helpers what to Pete he looks at me and says militia have you been a good girl way for for the sweeps over from me. And I think Cinta clash knows everything. I can now enjoy his little present. I do wonder how we found out about my situation, but I can breathe again safe and grateful that is on missions knows no bounds. I am now. Eighty and. Will never forget where I sat what I thought. And how I felt during those excruciating minutes before Santa Claus called militia. I marvel at that little girl still believing a Santa Claus yet. So aware of the constant danger. Dobie would be among the few to survive the emotional damage was profound lifetime later. I worry for all those must live in shadows. Documented the dreamers worshipers of unfavored faith..
"cinta class" Discussed on Weird Wacky Wonderful Stories Podcast
"Because he thought that he was beggar. No, no, no, no, no, no, not Becca in this country. When you go into a stall, very often, you've got someone collecting for charity, and this someone in the wheelchair. That's there was well the guy dog something. And so are you still? He was. Collection. Money to me like I was fucking grace. But. There's no help at all. She's on the floor. Loverdos? Just leave me. Thing is our children neighbor read. Reggie is like the coolest guy man told Reggie, oh, ballot old rights much in the same vein is she's telling you. And he started pissing himself and say, oh, man, you tip the greeter. I don't know. How should I was just trying to be nice? Cultural differences. Oh god. Where were we? Back to Christmas now. So how did Saint Nick become known asunder close? Well in the sixteenth century northern Europe after the reform ation this stories and traditions advice and neck became unpopular, but someone had to deliver presents to children at Christmas. So in the UK, particularly in England, he became Father Christmas all old man Christmas in some countries, including parts of Austria, and Germany the present give it became known as Chris gained a golden head baby with wings. She when this in golden head baby. I'm not thinking of a baby just we gold hair. I'm thinking of like a yeti baby. Anyway, who symbolizes a newborn baby Jesus in early USA. His name was Chris cringle from the Kris kin later Dutch settlers in the USA like your mama took the old stories of Saint Nicholas with them on Chris cringle and Saint Nicholas became Cinta class all as we know say Santa Claus. And relating to what you said earlier in Holland and some other European countries. Children left their clocks or shoes I on the fifth of December to be filled with presence on the sixty s on the fifth. It says here they also believe that if they leave some, hey and carrots in their shoes force into class, his horses will eat them on and they will be left some sweets horses horses, then oversee in the Victorian era writers and poets and artists rediscovered the old stories and in one thousand nine hundred twenty three poem, quite famous poem Macci called a visit from Saint Nicholas or Twas. The night before Christmas. It was published by Dr Clement Clarke Moore who later claim that you've written it for his children. Now, the poem describes the Nick with eight reindeer instead of hulce's and gives them names. They became really well known in the song. Rudolph the red nosed reindeer which is written in one thousand nine hundred forty nine. I'm can you? Tell me the name of the reindeer's dasher dancer, prancer vixen, comet cupid Donner and blitzen exactly the older they've written him. All. Yeah. Because it's part of life for Christmas thing. And then of course, there was Rudolf this person. Here says they play a game called the dice game on Christmas. So there'd be a pile of gifts that ranged from you know, dollar store pound gifts to scratch cars lottery. Tickets that sort of stuff. So if you rolled a seven or an eleven you get to open a gift seven eleven maybe they bought a from the center, if you roll a five or a nine you can steal somebody else's gift. Some the somebody's already picked if you roll doubles. You gotta trade with somebody who's already got one. And then after the last gift is opened the go around one more time, and it's to see if anybody gets trades, and then you'd have to trade again pretty good for the gamblers there. I'm for the people who are getting kicked solvency different countries have got different beliefs around Christmas, and in Jimmy Australia batch, you believe in Crump's, I know, he's an evil Santa you. There's no need for me to tell my story. No in our culture. And so the western culture, it's very much the eurozone the not all nice list on you. And traditionally you would either present or you'd get lump coal costs in Victorian year. If you a cold lumber coal is a fucking present a teaser anyway, you get one, but in Germany, and Australia, and those sort of areas around nee they believed in Crump us. And actually, if you're not then you'd get visit from cramps instead of Sunda and campuses quite escapee, looking due to be honest with you he was big hairy character withholds and hooves in. Yeah. Normally like the devil gave much of. Yeah. And I mean, there's a movie co crumbs, which is pretty cool movie. Actually. Luckily, I can say I've never seen cramps. I like it that way I'd rather see nothing because he killed people. Not cool. Well, you did in in. I mean, I don't know if I have the folklore, well, I don't know either. So this other family, they say, they always make birthday cake. For Jesus on Christmas Eve birthday cake, those no better opposed to cakes. The ones you get in America those books to cakes. You getting me were amazing. So anyway, they would have this cake in sing happy birthday to Jesus. And so this family did that and then when their children had children as grandparents they would do that with their grandchildren. Cool well in a low Neha they have a tradition which is cold Kagaku te'o. Also knew that I was spelt. But it translates to defecate in log cool, basic, it's like opinion, really because in the full nightly up to Christmas, they create this log type creature which has grin on it and everything else and it's placed on the dining room table. The log must be fed every day with fruit nuts and sweets before on Christmas Eve ways, actually beaten with sticks which makes excrete the goodies has been filled with right, December awesome, a shit and love rose these days people actually defecate a log. Yeah. So now, this one is probably my favorite the I have seen an ice who would love to do this. But the late so you take tic TACs and sugar, and you plant the tic TACs in the sugar and then every day the kids have to take glitter and they water the tax with the glitter. And then when nobody's looking on Christmas you've put candy canes in. Oh, they say that they think we kind of a grownup Suga. Anyway, I think that's really cool. It reminds me of prices kinder- stuff is to do every time.
"cinta class" Discussed on The Minimalists Podcast
"But also having a less expensive debt free holiday. You don't have to be one of those people who's who's careening towards spinning a thousand dollars on gifts for people that they don't want. And so we have some more meaningful experiences over there. We'll put a link to that in the show. Oats as well. Speaking of Christmas. Now's the perfect time to buy a brick for Christmas. Like an actual brick. Yeah. Well, you know, it's so so many funny, you windows, when I tweeted out that the yeah. The buying of brick and so by a brick for Christmas Ryan, I are trying to build this. This co-op, Dayton, Ohio. It's not for profit grocery store on the west side of Dayton because. Well, it's relatively poor neighborhood. But it's also Washington relative rela relatives all of the United States. It's a neighborhood. There isn't a single grocery store on the west side of Dayton forty percent of the Dayton's population lives on the west side. They don't have access to carrots and cabbage. And and just good grocery store food, and let's get on several buses and spend half a day grocery shopping, which people, you know, it's obviously hard to do. And we're trying to change that in west Ayton. We've partnered up with Jim city market. We're trying to raise the final one hundred thousand dollars to get this grocery co op built and you can help us out go to the minimalist. Dot com slash brick. We did a really good video with with Jordan, and Sean we, but you and I by the way, you're such a better actor than I am. It was so good. It was like all subtle. Oh, keep going. In the video like Ryan's trying to pull a brick out of a wall because he is trying to get bricks to build this co-op. We've learned that the average brick with labor costs about a dollar for this co-op. And so we're trying to buy in in quotes by one hundred thousand bricks and Ryan donating twenty five thousand dollars of our own money to buy twenty five thousand bricks affectively, but we need your help raising the rest of the money, and we are over sixty percent of the way, they're outstanding. And we need to get there by the end of the year. So if you can help us get there, it's it's it's going to take a lot still. So by more than one brick your family, you can buy a brick for your entire family or a person for each person in your family, and you can do it in behalf on behalf of. So you just print this receipt. Al and you can hand it to them. You can even put a nice themed gift wrapping or beautiful envelope and say, hey, I bought you a brick for for Christmas. And you know, it's funny about this L, Saul video. And so we were out walking yesterday. Her and I walk into the bookstore. And along the way she liked picked up a brick or she was trying to it was like a broken one. Because you couldn't she goes here. We'll this help you build stores. Yeah. And so you can definitely help out. You can help us. Do something meaningful this holiday season. Just go to the minimalists dot com slash brick. If you wanna comment on this episode, you can do so over at YouTube dot com slash the minimalist. Also in YouTube right now, we're doing one quickey episode of week so quickey podcast for our YouTube audience. So those are usually about four to twenty minutes long also living room conversations, where we go to our living rooms, we answer your questions. Some simple advice about simple living one of those every Wednesday and pretty soon we're going to do a house tour of Ryan's house my house, and you can see that all over at YouTube dot com slash the minimus. And we're also doing something called simple Sundays right now. Every Sunday, we send out some sort of simple living. Essay or writing about about living more intentionally. So if you want those in your inbox, you can just head on over to the minimalists dot com. Sign up for Email us over there. Every sunday. We'll send you some sort of simple living tips tricks essays writings ponderings musings, so on and oh, and by the way, if you sign up for Email us, we'll never send you any span. But we will send you some show notes. Anytime you hear talk about the show notes for a podcast podcast, Shaun write something down in that will show up your inbox. Anytime we put out a new podcast episode. And the next week. We got Jordan harbor is gonna be on the podcast. We're gonna talk to him about starting a business restarting to business he had to go through a whole bunch of stuff recently. I'm looking forward to talking to him. He had the walk away from a previous business and start a Phoenix rising from the ashes of a previous business because he had a disagreement with some business partners and he had to start he had to start from scratch. So a lot of lessons. He's learned. Ryan you and I have learned. Lot about business over the last twenty plus years. Yeah. Definitely. We'll share some of those lessons with you next week. Ryan what else you got for us? You know, I just wanted to encourage people to read more and get informed. It's it's just important Mandalay. Stay abreast of everything that's going on with our role. It's it is a mean court culture that we live in and if we are just reading headlines, and if we're just reading memes, well, we're actually not that informed. So get out there. And and you know, like like, I always say, it's great that you guys listen to Josh. And I we think we're awesome. But definitely get out there and get some different opinions some different perspectives address. The actual text of things I was having this conversation with our good friend, Sean the Haluk recently, he he works with me on how to write better the writing class that I teach and he was talking about, you know, we often talk about Henry David Theroux or someone like someone like that or Emerson. But rarely do we actually go back, and and and dive deep into the. Text of something. And and really understanding rinse that we go and read the list of people, right? The top ten things. The Henry David throw set about simple living, and that can be helpful the serpent service level stuff can be a nice entrance. But then how do we go beyond the surface level? So yeah, we can do that by by getting informed and reading more reading different perspective Yemen. Hey, I also got some voicemail commented Smarr listeners checkout. Hi, guys. I'm I'm from the Netherlands, and I live in Belgium. I have a little tip full, holiday planning and gift-giving recently. I was listening to podcasts about black Friday. And I think you mentioned in your podcast as well. Although black Friday is very American phenomenon. It has Fred to other countries. And yes, it has spread to the Netherlands and Belgium as well. And the timing cannot be more perfect for businesses in December the Dutch in Belgians celebrate Christmas as well as Cinta class which. On the fifth of the Simba. Cinta clouds is roughly the same concept as Santa Claus, namely gift-giving, which actually creates a good opportunity. Many Dutch families deliberately choose whether or not they give gifts on each holiday, for example. Some families celebrate Cinta class with gifts and celebrate Christmas with a nice meal with the family and other families the exact opposite. It's actually clever strategy that you can apply to many Asians there. So many celebrations throughout the year. Fateh tines day Easter thanksgiving Christmas the class if you want to be deliberate. You can choose which ones you celebrate small and for which you really go all out if you want for which once you want to buy gifts, and which one you want to
"cinta class" Discussed on The Minimalists Podcast
"Answer your questions. Some simple advice about simple living one of those every Wednesday and pretty soon we're going to do a house tour of Ryan's house my house, and you can see that all over at YouTube dot com slash the minimalists. And we're also doing something called simple Sundays right now. Every Sunday, we send out some sort of simple living. Essay or writing about about living more intentionally. So if you want those in your inbox, you can just head on over to the minimalists dot com. Sign up for Email us over there. Every sunday. We'll send you some sort of simple living tips tricks essays writings ponderings musings, so on and oh, and by the way, if you sign up for Email us, we'll never send you any span. But we will send you some show notes. Anytime you hear talk about the show notes for a podcast podcast, Shaun write something down in that show up in your inbox. Anytime we put out a new podcast episode. And the next week. We got Jordan harbor is gonna be on the podcast. We're gonna talk to him about starting a business restarting to business he had to go through a whole bunch of stuff recently. I'm looking for the talking to him he had to walk away from a previous business and start a Phoenix rising from the ashes of previous business because he had a disagreement with some business partners and he had to start he had to start from scratch. And so a lot of lessons. He's learned. Ryan you and I have learned. Lot about business over the last twenty plus years. Yeah. Definitely. We'll share some of those lessons with you next week. Ryan what else you got for us? You know, I just wanted to encourage people to read more and get informed. It's it's just important Mandalay. Stay abreast of everything that's going on with our road. It's it is a mean court culture that we live in and if we are just reading headlines, and if we're just reading memes, well, we're actually not that informed. So get out there. And and you know, like like, I always say, it's great that you guys listen to Josh. And I we think we're awesome. But definitely get out there and get some different opinions and some different perspectives address. The actual text of things I was having this conversation with our good friend shun the Haluk recently. He he works with me on how to write better, the the writing class that I teach and he was talking about, you know, we often talk about Henry David Theroux or someone like someone like that or Emerson. But rarely do we actually go back, and and and dive deep into the. Text of something. And and really understanding. Instead, we go and read the list of the top ten things. The Henry David throw set about simple living, and that can be helpful the serpent surface level level stuff can be a nice entrance. But then how do we go beyond the surface level? So yeah, we can do that by by getting informed and reading more reading different perspective Yemen. Hey, also got some voicemail comments commented. Our listeners check him out. Hi, guys. I'm on the loose. I'm from the Netherlands, and I live in Belgium. I haven't L tipped full Hyundai planning and gift-giving recently. I was listening to podcasts about black Friday. And I think you mentioned in Newport cast as well that although black Friday is very American phenomenon. It has Fred to other countries. And yes, it has spread to the Netherlands and Belgium as well. And the timing cannot be moped businesses in December the Dutch im- Belgians celebrate Christmas as well as Cinta class which. On the fifth of the Simba. Cinta clouds is roughly the same concept as Santa Claus, namely gift-giving, which actually creates a good.
"cinta class" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Tips astronomy news and much more about the universe in start. Eight magazine subscription information at Stargate dot org for the university of Texas at Austin McDonald, observatory I'm sandy wood. Here's a program from our archives for the past three weeks. The people of the Netherlands have been celebrating a holiday with us Amelia ring to it a certain elderly gentleman dressed in red and white has been their midst and on the evening of December fifth. Kill right across the rooftops bringing presents good boys and girls, his name, Cinta Klaus, Jim Metzner. This is the pulse of the planet on the morning of December six that's children will awaken to find asks of presence place. Besides their shoes. Courtesy of center class who believe it was a steamship from Spain. Cost to every town in the middle in the middle of November. You always race almost whether it's an I'm Saddam or the smallest town in Holland and people will come into cars with his white horse is various surface Yohannes vonda poll plays the role of center. Kloss too many children in New York City's Dutch community explains. Like Santa cinder loss is based on the historical figure, Saint Nicholas a fourth century Bishop who is patron Saint sailors. Merchants. Children now change Santa's team of reindeer to a single white horse and his familiar costume to a bishop's robes. You'll begin to get a picture of Cinta class central clause through the centuries has been raiding a white horse over the roofs and has be listening through the chimneys to see if there were any good children is also very much celebrated among grownups where they give each other presents. And right anonymous poems about each other in which they recall anything they want according to tradition on the evening of December sixth center clause, his horse and his helpers will get back on a steamboat and set sail from Madrid to make ready for next year's holiday season this archival program as part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration to want to hear more. Check out our. Podcast..
"cinta class" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Eight GMT. Welcome to weekend from the BBC World Service with me. Julia Morica with me throughout the program, Nevada, Mahmoud Egypt. Sharon, born political commentator and doctor of medicine based in the UK at Andrea seller, professor of chemistry at University, College, London and science broadcaster. So reports in the US media saying that the CIA has concluded that the Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman did order the murder of the journalist Jamal Shoghi. It's the strongest assessment today linking the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia to the killing and it further complicates that country's relationship with the United States. Correspondent Kris Buckler in Washington gave me more details. This is a CIA report of sorts. It's a detailed assessment it just that it is an assessment of the evidence that is available so far. Now, the conclusion is is that the Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman did order the killing of journalist. Jurmala shall Jay? But it is based upon a number of different things. Now, there's some evidence, for example, according to the Washington Post Jurmala, jeez. Former newspaper they say that the house, for example, if for example, examined our phone call that took place between the crown prince's brother prince Khalid bin Salman in which he told show g he would be safe. If he went to the consulate in Istanbul in order to pick up papers to lower them to get married. The suggestion is is that prince colored was told to do that by his brother. And ultimately, of course, it was an eastern Bill words Mallika Xiaojie was killed as he went to that consulate. What if any official reaction as they have been to this at this stage while the official reaction from Saudi Arabia is very definite. They say that the claims are false. They say there are theories there are speculations. But they have yet to see the primary evidence for this. Now. I again, I do this is. That the CIA is looking at a number of different things. And they haven't got what some might call a smoking gun. One single piece of evidence that connects the crown prince to the murder itself. But there is for example, apparently another phone call that took place after Jamal Shoji was killed that apparently took place inside the stand Bill consulates. I'm was made after his killing directly from one of those who are involved in the killing to a top connected to Mohammed bin Salman. Now, they will say that again that is speculation that their own investigations have suggested that an intelligence officer in Saudi Arabia directed this operation on it was not connected to Mohammed bin Salman. But I think this is going to test relationships between Riyadh and Washington. Well, that was where where you I was about to go as well because clearly tensions will rise still further as a result of this one. Yeah. I mean, if you take a look at the the last month. Month and a half. You have seen those relationships be tested and the US for example has tried to distance itself. Little bit from Saudi Arabia, for example, in the war in Yemen has been pushing very hard for them to get around the negotiation table, they have stopped providing some of the supports that they had been providing to that Saudi backed coalition that is involved in the war in Yemen. And I do think whenever this report comes out again there is that real pressure at congress bought at the same time. We've also seen that the administration is very concerned that it does see Saudi Arabia as a strategic ally in the Middle East. It also sees them very important than economic terms. And there's a certain the minds of balanced going on within the administration. I do think it's worth saying at this stage, so far the White House and the State Department have declined to make any comment whatsoever. But you sense, there's more to come don't you? Yeah. I think the thing is is that ultimately because of the high profile metro of this data. Of a man who was a very prominent a very very vocal critic of the Saudi Crown prince that there is going to be discontinued scrutiny abide both the relationship between American Saudi Arabia. But also in the investigation into the death. There has been I suppose you could argue so much from America. For example, we have had these sanctions imposed on seventeen Saudis who they say were involved in some way in the killing. But there will be many in congress is not enough. And of course, congress is starting to change shape as well. And you could argue that there's an opportunity for a greater scrutiny of that relationship between the administration and Saudi Arabia than ever before Chris Buckler in Washington. Now today Saturday marks the stars of the annual festival of Cinta class or Saint Nicholas in the Netherlands Dutch tradition has it that Saint Nicholas Father Christmas figure arrived every year at this time at Dhaka coastal town in the north of the country. What happens is that a figure representing the Saint steps off a boat to hand out presents to the children who've gathered to attend the event, it's a popular tradition covered on national television. But in recent years, it's been overshadowed by controversy. That's because Saint Nicholas is always accompanied by a figure known as black Pete an assistant who is played by a white actor who's had his face painted black and who is wearing a wig of curly hair in recent years, anti racism campaigners have been speaking out against black Pete saying, he represents a tradition of racism, in Dutch culture, and some black people say they are often compared to black Pete in a derogatory and insulting way house to debris. Is a Dutch author and journalist for the Groner abs- to Dama magazine. I asked him. Why black Pete has become more and more of a sensitive issue in the Netherlands by itself? No, one in the Netherlands ever really seem to have thought anything of black Pete. He was just given a no one really doubted him or off any questions whether he was a racist stereotype or something and then a couple of newspaper articles appeared in the New York Times and into guardian, and I think because of the foreign look on a Dutch tradition. People all of the sudden realized that this might be a weird tradition. We have I think it started because people from outside of the Netherlands looked at this. So that's interesting. So if anything the driving force that led to the levels of concern, we're now seeing actually came from outside the Netherlands rather than inside to give you one example, but Pete is always played by a white, actor or wipers. Person in black face. Now, the whole idea of painting a white person. Black was never really something. We felt awkward about. I think it's because more people in the United States the answer traditional blacks as being one of those relics from the times of slavery, more or less over there. It has such a political attachment, and we never felt that attachment so thing not until the outside world lieutenants that we started to learn that this might be a weird situation. He's faces painted black as you say. But he also wears a wig of of curly hair, doesn't he and I can see why some people listening to this conversation might immediately find that offensive not just the curly hair. But he also has big golden earrings and fake lips painted red in the olden days, especially you didn't really speak proper Dutch is kind of like a funny language, and he was always portrayed as being very clumsy and not listening to orders. He's been given by. Sintra class. This is very much a caricature pretty much imported I think from colonial times, the wide master black servants situation is it possible to assess where people's sympathies now lie on this issue in the Netherlands. If people are asked the question, if there is an opinion poll conducted, maybe what are people's views now to and it's one of those things like Brexit, more or less, you're either four or your against and there's a lot of middle ground anywhere. So today since the class arrives in the Netherlands. There's a big parade. It's being televised. But pretty much every municipality in the Netherlands has their own Cindy class parade and there are about four hundred meanness abilities in the Netherlands think about three hundred still have black Pete. And there's a huge divide between state and country. So in the bigger cities pretty much. None of the big cities Amsterdam still half black Pete. But in. Smaller towns outside of the suburban areas there is so it's a bit of a divide between the city and the rest of the country. What's a very big part of the debate is the people who are for black beat. They don't really see themselves as racist. And I say this has nothing to do with racism. This is just about having a distribution. And black peed is just a funny stereotype and really doesn't mean anything. I think what he wants to saying that the people against by Peter saying is, hey, it does mean something and it does make people of color fuel awkward stereotypes. And there's been a research all children's ombudsman that concluded that during the period in the class. Children of color are often more anxious and also made fun Osborne. White kids being compared to black beat debris speaking to me from the Netherlands. It opens up. Andrea doesn't it a difficult debate about tradition versus modern day sensitivities? Yes. I mean, it's this is this is really difficult one, and and people are very very attached to traditions. And yet there wasn't interesting point that was made. I would really want to know how old is that tradition. I mean, where does it go back to and it was the mention of colonial times is that. Sometimes we imagine that these traditions are, you know, they go back to the stone age or something. But actually, I suspect that they may have developed during the seventeenth century. The I dunno tulip mania or something when when Holland was a was a major colonial power. And now they've become embedded and these things traditions evolve, they change, you know, as as life changes. And in the world changes around us. And what's very striking. Here's the difference between the cities and the countryside that parallel with Brexit that parallel with all kinds of things, you know, it is the way in which one remains attached to certain kinds of thinking and the differences between sort of urban. And let's say more rural living, very striking here, Nevada. What what stood out for you? As you listened. Right. Same sold said, the divide the city and the Aurora area the Brexit point. And this is where it is a problem in my opinion. I I am from ethnic minority. I don't want to be mocked. I am particularly sensitive about children they mocked. So I think there is a fine line of the adult in my opinion should put up with things like should rise above it in my hundred humble opinion. But the children are not that children. We have to protect them having something like that in school and allowing kids to be mocked an event in Christmas. That's in my opinion, not allowed. I mean, one of the interesting things is that the things have come in from outside. It's very hard to see the view when you're in the middle of it, and you often need I think an external view that kind of diverse view, which suddenly makes you realize that that actually there's something that's not quite right? And maybe you've got kind of unconscious bias that's kind of built in there, which is leading you to think about certain people in a particular way. But there will be some who say Nevada, you weren't quite going here. But that. That sort of the risking some people's minds about cultural traditions disappearing completely. And there's a fear about that. Absolutely. Absolutely. But I want there is one important point is that it's not just white who can be racist or can any Egypt. If you tune onto the forties and fifties movie, you will always found the black servant because coming from Sudan when it was part of the country. So it is everywhere. And we still have racism was the new been people. So I the phone I worried about people from feeling that or it just against white. I think it's important to highlight that racism exists in every culture. And and and there is a white balance between tradition and how we conduct it. So a black character in Christmas in not necessarily a bad thing, in my opinion is the portrayal of it as a curly. Well, as the that's the point in this, isn't it? It's how it is portrayed. How a white actor. Is painted black and is adorned in curly hair. You know, the the idea that you had a bumbling servant. That's his old as the that's as old as old an interesting Lamine in Italy. For example, there's there's a long tradition of actually the servant actually taking over the servant of two masters. You know, all those those kinds of things there is the possibility here of actually in a sense subverting that tradition maybe allowing it to evolve and changing it in subtle ways. So Santa Claus still comes to the servant, but that serving is portrayed differently. And takes takes over. Why not food for.
"cinta class" Discussed on Turned Up
"Drew is inspiration from the clement clark more poem of visit from saint nicholas both deal with the notion of a sleigh on a roof and going down the chimney something that was absent from prior father christmas or seen took glass incarnations so cinta class right santa claus center closed since the vows german the dutch santa okay doesn't even go down chimneys his assistant black pete the it's awful i never knew santa el sidekick name black pete right so he's and black p down the chimney to deliver the toys and he was just leising stayed up there he was probably black from all of the suit yeah that make sense mary poppins style and there you go the most interesting i learned about that first of all that's the first song that mentioned santa claus second of all the same it had a an assistant named black pete this is going to be stick i'm google this if if okay so we miss a minute ago about a couple of these writers but did you know that tons of christmas songs the songs that we sing for christmas i mean christmas celebrating the birth of jesus bright christmas songs were written by jewish songwriters you're kidding let's iook i put a list here i'll share with you here and we can just go down list okay so felix bernard and richard be smith wrote winter wonderland which i mean i mean sure we sing it around christmas but i could see give him a pass it's not necessarily christmas song fine i'm out and i quit johnny marks rudolph the red nose reindeer i guess still kind of like renat akchurin but he also wrote and around the christmas tree okay now that's blatant nozzle manara no rock in her round the manure.