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Latest Data Omicron Variant

by Oui Tue Nov 30th, 2021 at 10:35:37 AM EST

From my earlier posts here ...

WHO Alert for High Risk Omicron Variant

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Honduras: First woman president?

by Oui Sun Nov 28th, 2021 at 09:18:23 AM EST

The EU should support the Social Democrat candidate Ms Xiomara Castro de Zelaya should she be elected.

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Medical Oath of Hippocrates

by Oui Sun Nov 28th, 2021 at 12:21:12 AM EST

Interview Marcel Levi

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Living In Two Worlds

by Oui Fri Nov 26th, 2021 at 12:08:16 PM EST

How best to illustrate inequality and failure to find means to comfort the less fortunate. Western world often use austerity measures to cut costs of healthcare and timely care for mental illness. Modern society and especially the Corona pandemic illustrates how poorly prepared governments are and their focus is on more economic growth at whatever cost for the great majority.

Moving from one crisis to the next, having difficulty to unite a country which extends on the international level to set common goals. Sustainability and transition to Green Energy is a stop gap policy when there is no other option. Decision making comes too late and does not take into account a long term vision. Perhaps democracy fails to meet the challenges of today.

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Dutch Tax Authorities Algorithm Unjust and Unlawful

by Oui Tue Nov 23rd, 2021 at 12:11:22 PM EST

Wisdom outsourced to a blinded computer ... it's a Government scam, pure criminality! Really makes me mad! 😡

We want more than "symbolic" gestures in response to discriminatory algorithms | EDRI - Feb. 2021 |

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A Nuclear Iran: Full Court Press and Warmongering

by Oui Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 06:07:54 PM EST

Gen. Austin: Pentagon Ready for War on Iran

US Nuclear tipped bomber flies over Middle East protected by Israeli fighter jets ...

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Rightwing Protest Rotterdam Turns Violent

by Oui Fri Nov 19th, 2021 at 09:58:02 PM EST

Police have fired warning shots which is very, very unusual in The Netherlands. When dialogue in Parliament by rightwing extremists emulating Trump rhetoric - see clown Thierry Baudet.

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Rise In Covid Infections and False QR Passes

by Oui Tue Nov 16th, 2021 at 12:28:41 PM EST

The "intelligent' Dutch citizens not following advise given by political leader Mark Rutte ... the leader of a one year old caretaker government had followed a zig-zag policy of herd immunity ... easing most restrictions too early ... more concerned about political consequences than health issues of the tens of thousands stricken by the SARS CoV-2 illness. The death rate is increasing as Mark Rutte refuses to take responsibility sometimes hiding behind science, afterwards the virologists resign because Rutte doesn't follow advise of the broad WOT Group (British SAGE equivalent).

The very high trust in his policy has collapsed as the Dutch are facing their fourth or fifth spike in infections ... taking decisions late as the numbers rise exponentially.

Furthermore, there is very poor adherence to the mitigation rules required to lower the R number which has been above 1.2 for many consecutive weeks. Dumb, dumber, dumbest ... Trump, Johnson and Rutte in a dead heat. His RIVM leading scientist should have been given the pink slip over a year ago.

What the Dutch do best from colonial times and piracy, to Spanish Revolt, revolution of the sixties and today cheating to benefit fun and partying ...

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Ten Days That Redefined PM Johnson

by Oui Sun Nov 14th, 2021 at 11:55:23 AM EST

Tories, Brexit All About Sleaze and Lies ...

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Nuclear Arms Race Negates Goal of Green Energy Transition

by Oui Fri Nov 12th, 2021 at 03:04:57 PM EST

It takes courage in leadership which has been universally lacking during the SARS CoV-02 pandemic since end of 2019. The choice between survival or watching the slow, agonizing death of nations and its people across the globe.

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NATO's Battleground Ukraine v. Russia

by Oui Mon Nov 8th, 2021 at 11:30:19 PM EST

[Long update below the fold Zelensky and US policy shaped under two presidents]

Conflict zone Eastern Front: expect more war propaganda the coming days, weeks ...

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Salman's Saudi Tiger Squad

by Oui Sun Nov 7th, 2021 at 07:47:01 PM EST

The Saudi death squad MBS uses to silence dissent | MEE - Oct. 23, 2018 |

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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Russia Is Connected to Western Europe

by Oui Thu Nov 4th, 2021 at 08:06:47 PM EST

I have voiced strong views about the choice of NATO to set a policy of division. Former US Ambassador Ivo Daalder to Brussels stated as such: make Russia a pariah state. The process followed a step-by-step procedure to boot Russia out of all channels of diplomacy and communication. Angering the Russian Bear, the expected and calculated push-back followed in response.

The so-called social revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia were prime examples of forcing regime change to get these nations into the sphere of NATO in opposition to Russia. The last NATO Summit in Bucharest under George Bush stated a clear goal to boot Russia out of NATO. What did not succeed in revolutions 2004 and 2008, succeeded in 2014 under Joe Biden and right-hand Cheney hold-out Victoria Nuland. Lots have been opinioned and written about that chapter. What followed was extensive lobbyists and utter propaganda to discipline media to write unfavorably about Russia.

This media chapter has all the hallmarks of Operation Mockingbird by US Intelligence during the hot Cold War.

Close-by on blogs and in Dutch media, there were ferocious attacks. A big effort was made to undermine relations of Old Europe with Russia. The exiled Russian billionaires living in London, Tel Aviv and New York play a role in funding NGOs and reporters.  

The impact of September 11 on US-Russian relations

I'm glad to read another analysis and opinion in The Guardian today ... a worthwhile read.

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Israeli Hacking NSO Group Added to Black List

by Oui Wed Nov 3rd, 2021 at 08:54:58 PM EST

Israeli PM Bennett and French President Macron agreed to deal "discreetly" with the alleged hacking by NSO's spyware on French targets, including the president himself.

Bennett speaks with Macron about NSO scandal, Iran nuclear threat | Times of Israel |

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Sudan Military Junta Favors Israel and UAE

by Oui Tue Nov 2nd, 2021 at 01:52:14 PM EST

The delegation, which likely included representatives from the Mossad spy agency, met with Abdul Rahim Hamdan Dagalo, a prominent general in the Rapid Support Forces, a Sudanese paramilitary force that took part in the coup carried out last month, the Walla news site reported Monday.

Dagalo had been part of a Sudanese military delegation that visited Israel several weeks earlier, meeting with members of the National Security Council and other officials in the Prime Minister's Office.

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Biden's Travel to Scotland - Update America

by Oui Sun Oct 31st, 2021 at 11:58:40 AM EST

COP26:  Coal Partnership China and WVa

Democrat Manchin is key to destroy hopes of Democrats in America and revitalize Trump's campaign for President in 2024. Fossil fuel lobby in Washington on road to destroy our home - planet Earth.

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European Defense 4 Freedom

by Oui Sat Oct 23rd, 2021 at 12:13:47 PM EST

Now that NATO has succeeded in creating an enemy image of Russia, let"s talk up our defenses for former Warschau Pact states incorporated in the Atlantic Alliance ...

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U.S. Joe Biden Will Defend Taiwan

by Oui Fri Oct 22nd, 2021 at 06:34:51 PM EST

Making promises one cannot keep ...

NATO allies be ready for Article 5 in defense of the United States in IndoPacific ...

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England Herd Immunity Stage 2.0

by Oui Thu Oct 21st, 2021 at 02:43:51 PM EST

The unwise decision by Downing Street #10 on COVID-19 policy is biting all with double vaccinations in the a$$ ... offering the domestic brand of vaccine AstraZeneca with a delayed second AZ jab after 12 weeks has left the population vulnerable. The double vaccine jab offers as low as 33% protection to the Delta variant and the newer mutations. The call for early third booster shots is heard in Parliament.

Furthermore, the UK is far behind the EU states for total vaccinations per capita.

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Biden, Sanctions and Republican Foreign Policy

by Oui Tue Oct 19th, 2021 at 10:15:28 AM EST

Economic sanctions are increasingly being used to promote the full range of American foreign policy objectives. Yet all too often sanctions turn out to be little more than expressions of U.S. preferences that hurt expands American economic interests without changing the target's behaviour for the better.

Doesn't make a better world, it changes the behaviour of American allies more than the intended targets. Bullying through sanctions and NATO military pressure makes states line-up behind unipolar might of the USA. There will be a moment the imbalance causes a confrontation and war, for now it's manoeuvring to stay on top of the pyre of wealth.

Biden Refuses to Lift Trump Sanctions on Iran | CBS News - Feb. 7, 2021 |

In A Nutshell ...

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