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Izmir, Turkey - Izmir, Turkey - Mantgum, Netherlands - Groningen, Netherlands
Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
Blogger, columnist, new media entrepreneur. Oh, also: a soccer, cycling, baseball and kickboxing fan. Trying to make a difference.


11 facts about me:

1) My strength is I'm obsessive. This means I can work hard - very hard. The downside? I'm obsessive.

2) I believe in working hard and playing hard, but never seem to get around to part II.

3) Born and raised in the Netherlands, I'm happily living in Izmir, or as I prefer to call it: heaven on earth.

4) I absolutely love the political game. And yes, it is a game. Years ago, I actually got worked up about it, but nowadays, I see every move, every decision, every plan as a strategic move. Looking at politics that way has only increased my love for it (and for my job).

5) Dogs are awesome. I miss mine tremendously.

6) I'm a family man, but don't need my family around me all the time. It's a contradiction in terms, but there you have it: an independent family guy.

7) I carry a book around me everywhere I go.

8) Another one of my companions is my notebook: I write down ideas when I have them, afraid to forget them when I have 'time' for them.

9) I hate it when people say they "can't" do something. What do you mean, you "can't?" You're limiting yourself! Get off your butt and start taking massive action.

10) I'm in love with my iPad. 

11) Married to the love of my life I always feel I don't spend enough time with her. This creates a perpetual feeling of guilt.
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Dubbed "that smart, young Dutch blogger" by the New York Times. Also: I never give up.
Classically liberal blogger, columnist, (new media) entrepreneur. Editor-in-Chief at Dagelijkse Standaard, Contributor PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief, and more.
  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Editor-in-Chief (hoofdredacteur), 2014 - present
  • Editor-in-Chief Dagelijkse Standaard (Daily Standard). Contributor to PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief and more.
    2009 - present
  • PJ Media / PJ Tatler
    Contributor, 2012 - present
  • Right Across The Atlantic
    Editor-in-Chief, Founder, 2010 - present
  • Liberty Media (NL)
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Managing Editor (Adjunct Hoofdredacteur), 2011 - 2014
  • Infronteers
    CEO / Founder, 2011 - 2012
  • Big Hollywood
    Contributor, 2009 - 2012
  • Media Tapper
    Founder, 2011 - 2012
  • Media Tapper
    CEO and Editor-in-Chief, 2011 - 2012
  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Editor, 2009 - 2011
  • David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog
    Assistant Managing Editor, 2009 - 2011
  • The Moderate Voice
    Assistant Editor, 2006 - 2007
  • Pajamas Media
    Dutch Correspondent, 2007 - 2008
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12 Christians Brutally Executed By ISIS Refused to Renounce Name of Christ, Died Praying, Reciting Lord's Prayer

May God bless their souls and reward them for their amazing courage. Oh, and may the West be ashamed that it's doing little to nothing to stop these atrocities from happening.

"In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam," Christian Aid revealed, according to a report from Morning Star News. "When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion." 
Twelve Christians have been brutally executed by the Islamic State, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, because they refused to renounce the name of Jesus Christ and embrace Islam.
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Ted Cruz Climbs to Top of This Week's Fox News 2016 Presidential Power Index

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Cruz #1 in Fox News’s Weekly Analysis of Candidates’ Ranking in 2016 Race HOUSTON, Texas – Yesterday, in the weekly update of Fox News’s Presidential Power Index, Digital Politics editor Chris Stirewalt offered his analysis on America’s Newsroom with Gretchen Carlson for why Ted Cruz replaces Jeb Bush as this week’s number one pick to win the 2016 GOP Primary, citing Cruz’s …
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Here's solid proof of Cruz fighting hard for Life! Thank you Senator and future President for walking the walk!

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The Hill. Cruz, Conservatives huddle on PP. September 9, 2015. From the article: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will huddle with House conservatives to discuss a strategy on government funding and how to address Planned Parenthood, according to CNN. The 2016 presidential candidate, considered the ...
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McConnell, Not Dems, Block Cruz Vote

When McConnell campaigned for re-election he did so on the promise of using government spending bills to reign in Obama. That was obviously a lie. 

Cruz however wanted to make one last effort to put members of the Senate on the record, but GOP Senators were so scared of voting to strike funding for these Obama priorities that they opted to block Cruz from even receiving a vote. 

Watch below to see video evidence of McConnell blocking Cruz.

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The below video starts with Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, and Lamar Alexander sitting on the Senate floor overseeing a key procedural vote to move forward a bloated spending bill. The bill being considered funds, executive amnesty, Obamacare, abortions, the Iran deal, massive government spending ...
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Bunch of old farts that barely have the strength to hold their tools up for a decent piss.  Probably all sit down on the toilet anyway. Pathetic excuse for human flesh.  ROTTEN ALL from top to bottom. 
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Wow. Rand Paul is done. He only raised 2.5 million in the third quarter.

Frankly, that's pathetic.

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Steve Deace: "Barely half of what Michele Bachmann raised in third quarter four years ago"
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What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz's Past

Great piece about Ted's impressive conservative credentials.

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Naive Hillary Clinton Supporters Are in Love with 'Her' Tax Plan

There's just one minor problem...

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I still don't trust either of them. Let's go back to Eisenhowers tax plan it worked for the entire population including the corporations. 
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It is time for a new morning in America!

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Swearing by the Constitution

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Consider that in Republican Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, we have a presidential candidate who during his high school years in Houston was among several students who met twice a week to read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers and the even more obscure debates on ratification. All of that while also memorizing the entire Constitution in shortened mnemonic form.
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Rep. Jim Lyons to Serve as Massachusetts Chair for Cruz for President

One of Massachusetts’s strongest conservative voices to lead Cruz Massachusetts Campaign.

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One of Massachusetts’s strongest conservative voices to lead Cruz Massachusetts Campaign HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced State Rep. Jim Lyons, 18th Essex District, chairman of the Cruz campaign in Massachusetts. Rep. Lyons and his wife, Bernadette, hosted Cruz at their home in Andover this past May, which drew a crowd of 600 who …
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A New Moderator

Hi folks! First of all: thank you for joining our Ted Cruz 45 community, and for actively supporting Ted! You're awesome. Ted truly has the best supporters of them all.

I'd like to use this opportunity to introduce a new - second - moderator to you all: Heath Griffith. Heath is a passionate supporter of Ted's, and has been dominating G+ for a while now in order to spread Ted's ideas. 

I'm very happy that +Heath Griffith has agreed to become a moderator here!

An as aside, we've updated the description of this group to include something new: we make clear that we only allow posts about Ted. Submissions about other candidates are not tolerated . We have this policy for two reasons:

1. The group is about and for Ted Cruz. It doesn't make sense to talk about others

2. Ted has said he's not going to attack any of the other candidates. We believe we should do the same thing - at least in this group.

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Thank you for the great work you do Heath!
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Great piece about Ted Cruz's impressive free market credentials.
What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz's Past

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