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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 05:04:26 PM EST
'Looking out for each other, looking ahead to the future'

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 05:06:15 PM EST
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Unheard of ... the new Minister of Finance disowning responsibility for the Dutch crisis by a long lecture how Europe was surprised by the invasion of Eastern Ukraine. Weren't the Russian military stationed at least 18 months for exercises at the long stretched border of a thousand miles. Biden wanted the confrontation and the EU Commission and 27 nations folded to the wishes of Joe Biden. #Blitzkrieg

This evening Mark Rutte added his disinformation, we have no choice but to show our solidarity with Ukraine ... it's just as much OUR FREEDOM.

Rutte following the White House war narrative to fight Russian imperialism. #stupidity

Speech by Minister Kaag at the presentation of the Budget Memorandum in the House of Representatives, 20 September 2022

Mrs. Chair,

'Thoughtless fear, the mind
runs like a pack ass
on scorched-earth-
nothing to ponder now
fait accompli around us.'

These are the first words from the poem Poet Laureate Lieke Marsman wrote the day after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

We woke up that morning in another world. A fait accompli that we would rather not have known. Fear, a great unknown to many in our part of the world,
penetrated the living rooms anyway. Are we as safe as we thought? What does this mean for our freedom?

2022 was not the year we hoped for.

First and foremost for the Ukrainians, who have now spent more than 200 days
fight in a war they didn't choose. And although the tide seems to be turning, the end is far from in sight. We don't know the exact numbers, but there are countless deaths
lamented, people driven from their homes, cities destroyed. Our support for Ukraine is undisputed - and we will continue to do so.  

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 05:10:18 PM EST
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Listening to discussion about the budget for 2023 ... proposed policy to (partial) compensation ... placing in context of new proposals being discussed in Brussels ... falsifying facts ... lame explanation how Germany, France and the UK managed to cap energy prices from January on forward. Silence on the fact Germans get 50% lower energy bills.

The price cap proposal presented with a big hurrah 😃 is now based on the already high natural gas price of January 2022. That price was already three-fold compared to the average of 2021.

By chance I managed to sign a new long-term energy contract mid-January at rates lower than the Government's proposal to protect the most impoverished. All arguments today by Rutte, Kaag and Jetten are NOT based on facts.

I have heard enough ... 🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥 5 Pinocchios for ministers in Rutte IV.

Majority of persons cannot do math, they do not understand numbers, percentages and comparisons. So easy to deceive.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 05:41:13 PM EST
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