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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


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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Major Civil Rights Ruling LGBT Rights

by Oui Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 05:48:35 PM EST

Der Trumpf takes a hook on the chin ...

Cartoon of left hook to the chin via this article :

California Shows How to Beat Trump, Now and in November | The Nation |

Editorial Art by Victor Juhasz

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Afghan War Crimes: You Will Face Justice

by Oui Fri Jun 12th, 2020 at 02:39:10 PM EST

Is Trump's personal friend PM Mark Rutte staying quiet??

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Trump Advised "No Quarter" Stand

by Oui Mon Jun 8th, 2020 at 07:30:33 AM EST

Marking peaceful protesters as antifa terrorists, will the fake god in the White House open the gates of Civil War bloodshed as his legacy?

Truly the long expected "Nero watching Rome burn" epic moment for America. And future presidential candidate Tom Cotton willing to throw fuel on the fire.

Trump takes note as the far right lobbies for violent crackdown on peaceful protests | The Guardian |

As protests over the police killing of George Floyd continue across the US, a slew of influential rightwing figures have been urging an ever more violent crackdown on the demonstrations - and it appears Donald Trump is listening.

Republican politicians, media personalities and rightwing activists have floated ideas including deploying specific units of the military, while one Republican candidate for Congress has even suggested she will shoot protesters.

Tom Cotton, a US senator for Arkansas who is said to be plotting a run for president in 2024, has been one of the loudest voices.

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Exposed! Riots Left the Emperor Naked

by Oui Sun Jun 7th, 2020 at 08:40:44 AM EST

In the second wave as the Black Lives Matter Revolt takes hold in Trump's USA and equally across the Western White World 🌍🌎

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CDC Under Fire: Redfield and Birx Faulty History

by Oui Fri Jun 5th, 2020 at 08:55:02 AM EST

Picking candidates for a leadership position with a troubling CV. Potentially a risk for blackmail, Redfield and Birx laid their heads in the political lap of Trump and Conservative America.

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Trump Tweeting Violence Against Rioters

by Oui Fri May 29th, 2020 at 02:36:25 PM EST



Trump took to Twitter last night to threaten military intervention in Minneapolis, saying

"when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

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June 2020

by Oui Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 08:19:37 AM EST

Your take on this month's news

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Chloroquine Clinical Trials - Oxford U & Bill Gates

by Oui Thu May 21st, 2020 at 06:18:31 AM EST

University of Oxford
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oxford

Chloroquine/ Hydroxychloroquine Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the Healthcare Setting (COPCOV) | US Gov't NIH Clinical Trials |

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