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Transition In America

by Oui Thu Nov 26th, 2020 at 09:36:59 AM EST

Cultural exchange inside America 🇺🇸 ... let youth from Blue states and Red states meet!  

Healing a dysfunctional society and political system ... where to start when conversation has been replaced by guns, more guns and violence.

THANKSGIVING USA 2020

Serving 50 million Americans today 😢

More to come ... use this as an open thread analyzing Trump’s four years legacy and damage done to a flawed World Leadership.

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Lebanon, the Pearl of the Middle East

by Oui Wed Aug 5th, 2020 at 09:15:43 AM EST

Divide and Conquer ... how de-colonialization and faction infighting destroyed a beautiful nation. Democracy never took hold and foreign interference led to total corruption.

The economic crisis, corona pandemic, lack of political leadership and now an apocalyptic explosion and obliteration of the port and neighbourhoods has put Lebanon on its knees.

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How Trump Will Be Remembered

by Oui Tue Aug 4th, 2020 at 11:02:42 AM EST

A petulant Baby ...

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A Peacemaker Remembered

by Oui Mon Aug 3rd, 2020 at 01:18:39 PM EST

John Hume: Origin of a Derry Icon 1960-1974

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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Under Joe Biden the Same Old ME Policy

by Oui Sat Aug 1st, 2020 at 07:40:19 AM EST

Was never in doubt with Clinton voices more prevalent amongst delegates than Sanders'.

Palestinian-Americans sidelined during DNC platform debate | Mondoweiss |

According to a document shared with Mondoweiss, DNC delegates expressed their outrage at the exclusion of Palestinian-American voices from the platform drafting process while pro-Israel lobbyists openly bragged about their efforts to strip out language critical of Israel.

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A Dictator: Trump Calls to Delay 2020 Election

by Oui Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 02:05:46 PM EST

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Trump's GDP Makes Record Plunge

by Oui Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 12:48:47 PM EST

Only prior double digit GDP plunge was in 1958 when Chevy introduced the Impala ... memories as our family had arrived in America one year earlier.

America puts the economy first ... Europe puts the health of its people first... look at the strength of the Euro vs. the US dollar ...

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Fascist Propaganda: Symbolism of Frankenstein

by Oui Sat Jul 25th, 2020 at 08:44:40 AM EST

Calling the kettle black ... say hallo to the new Cold War vs. the Communist Party of China. Someone needs to call ping-pong diplomacy of war criminal Henry Kissinger in the Nixon years a GRAVE ERROR!!

Pompeo calls on nations to 'induce' change on 'Frankenstein' China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China on Thursday and said Washington and its allies must use "more creative and assertive ways" to press the Chinese Communist Party to change its ways, calling it the "mission of our time."

Speaking at the Nixon Library in President Richard Nixon's birthplace in Yorba Linda, California, Pompeo said the former US leader's worry about what he had done by opening the world to China's Communist Party in the 1970s had been prophetic.

"President Nixon once said he feared he had created a 'Frankenstein' by opening the world to the CCP," Pompeo said. "And here we are."

Nixon, who died in 1994 and was president from 1969-74, opened the way for the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with Communist China in 1979 through a series of contacts, including a visit to Beijing in 1972.

Pompeo delivered this speech after Washington's surprise order this week for China to close its Houston consulate.

Henry Kissinger is of course the darling of Democrats on their foreign policy joined by Albright, Brzezinski, Mrs. Clinton and Barack Obama.

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Fascism: Goldwater + Gingrich = Trump

by Oui Thu Jul 23rd, 2020 at 07:19:45 PM EST

Meet Jason Stanley - Yale U. Philosophy ... I listened a few minutes to Prof. Stanley putting today's politics and Trump into historical context. An intelligent view of Washington DC and We The People ... shredding the US Constitution.

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Dutch PM Rutte an Advocate of Thatcherism

by Oui Sun Jul 19th, 2020 at 12:06:53 PM EST

After Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson, it's Conservative Dutch Prime Minister to do Donald Trump a favor ...

'Frugal four' seek smaller aid package

The size of the recovery package has been the biggest bone of contention as the Netherlands, along with Austria, Denmark, Sweden — the so-called "Frugal Four" — as well as Finland have put their weight behind a smaller fund and smaller portion of grants.

They demanded that any loans or grants should be accompanied by strict conditions to ensure the countries that are under heavy debt carry out labor market reform.

Germany and France have been pushing for an ambitious package of loans and subsidies to member states, and have repeatedly appealed for a compromise.

Hungary's Orban: 'The Dutchman' Is Responsible for EU Summit Disarray

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sunday that Dutch leader Mark Rutte was responsible for the deadlock at a European Union summit, where leaders were set to haggle for a third day over a vast stimulus plan for their coronavirus-hit economies.

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Mayday! Mayday! White Helmets Money Fraud

by Oui Fri Jul 17th, 2020 at 07:10:15 PM EST

The Syrian volunteers were paid a $150 monthly salary...

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Bari Weiss Exits The NY Times

by Oui Thu Jul 16th, 2020 at 07:23:22 AM EST

Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out ...

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Epilogue Chris Steele

by Oui Sun Jul 12th, 2020 at 09:49:41 AM EST

In January 2017 I reported my gut feeling on the "explosive" Steele Dossier paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. My analysis and remarks did not fit well in the narrative pushed forward @BooMan's Place ... the #CancelMob did the rest to force me out.

This Court ruling you won't find in the headlines of the Western propaganda press parroting the briefings @Washington DC and @UK Conservative press conferences at Downing Street #10.

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GOP Dream Candidate Flunking

by Oui Sat Jul 11th, 2020 at 06:05:58 AM EST

[Update-1] Title change “Planet Earth and People” (old)

The Dream...

Republican party delivered Donald Trump ...

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Brexiteers and Buccaneers

by Oui Tue Jul 7th, 2020 at 06:28:32 PM EST

Use this diary as an Open Thread on all issues and non-issues of BoJo's Buccaneers and the final chapter of Brexit ... Leaving Europe to reach a Global Great Britain.

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Dutch Whistleblower: AG Khan and the Islamic Bomb

by Oui Tue Jul 7th, 2020 at 01:42:06 PM EST

Today Frits Veerman is recognized as an official whistleblower after 45 years …

Nuclear espionage whistleblower: "The Pakistani nuclear bomb is made in Holland"

In the context of the World Whistleblowing Day we share an exclusive interview with the Dutch whistleblower Frits Veerman, who revealed the great nuclear espionage of the 1970s. Veerman was one of the first to bring his case to the newly founded House for Whistleblowers in 2016. He wants reparation and compensation because he feels that the Dutch government treated him unjustly at the time. The interview was conducted by Transparency International Netherlands (TI-NL) Communications & Project Officer Lotte Rooijendijk. Transparency International believes that whistleblowers should be protected: they contribute to a world in which wrongdoing are resolved, instead of being covered up.

In the 1960s, Frits Veerman worked at VMF-Stork's Physical Dynamic Research Laboratory (FDO), also seen as the cradle of uranium enrichment using the ultracentrifuge process. "Enriched uranium is predominantly used as fuel for nuclear power plants. However, the same technology can be applied to make critical mass with which you can develop a nuclear bomb," says Veerman.

What went wrong within the organization and how did Veerman discover this?

In the early 1970s the Pakistani nuclear scientist, Abdul Khan, joined VMF Stork, where he worked with Veerman on ultracentrifuge technology. Because Khan had lived in Europe for eleven years and was married to a Dutch-speaking woman, he passed the security investigation of the National Security Service (BVD) without any problems. As contact between colleagues Veerman and Khan became closer and a friendship developed, Veerman found out that Khan stole essential knowledge for uranium enrichment and passed it on to the Pakistani government. Pakistan had a great interest in this: the country wanted to become a nuclear power.

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Intelligence: Everlasting Role of the Octopus

by Oui Sun Jul 5th, 2020 at 09:44:10 AM EST

Thanking Carnicky for his diary @BooMan in 2005

Trump Poaches Jeffrey Epstein's Legal Team to Save Him in Impeachment Trial | Vanity Fair |

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Diplomacy for Dummies: Adding Sanctions

by Oui Sat Jun 27th, 2020 at 10:22:27 PM EST

[Update-1] Title change from: "The Salisbury Plot - Next Episode".

Germany tells US to 'mind its own business' over Nord Stream 2 | EuroActiv - Dec. 12, 2019 |

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Keir Starmer's Sensitivity to Israel Tweets

by Oui Thu Jun 25th, 2020 at 05:46:22 PM EST

[Update-1]

Note: The quote in the Independent article’s interview with Maxine Peake can rightfully be condemned. She herself does so:

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Trump Pulls A Bolsonaro

by Oui Wed Jun 17th, 2020 at 12:16:14 PM EST

VP Pence sees end of war on coronavirus ... WE'VE WON!

Pence Misleadingly Blames Coronavirus Spikes on Rise in Testing | NY Times |

On a private call with governors, the vice president played down new outbreaks, stressing that some states were seeing what he called "intermittent" spikes. Experts have warned it's not that simple.

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 November 2020

by Bernard - Nov 1, 211 comments

Your take on this month's news

 October Surprises 2020 Edition

by Bernard - Oct 2, 11 comments

I read the news today, oh boy ...

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