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Almost as if we’ve been played

EU has allowed itself to become reliant on energy from natural gas, supplied by a neighbouring nation that is acting antagonistic towards us. We’ve become reliant on natural gas as we closed down a number of nuclear power plants and … Continue reading

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The pro-scarcity Malthusians got us here

The world has run out of energy and we will probably have all sorts of shortages in the next couple of years because of it. And we chose to do so because we listened to the pro-scarcity Malthusians that pretend … Continue reading

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Energy and security

This is strictly a commercial project, nothing political in it” — every German official for 10 years. “The supply crisis would be resolved more quickly if bloc stopped treating Russia as ‘adversary’,” — Russian ambassador. — toomas hendrik ilves So, … Continue reading

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Did you know we are at war? And that we are losing?

It may come as a surprise, but Russia is at war with EU and Ukraine and EU is hardly even fighting back. And when I say Russia, I of course mean the Putin regime. The EU has increasingly relied on … Continue reading

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Quick thoughts about national security, Germany, and Russia

I believe that a nation needs to be self-reliant in order to be secure. I acknowledge that “nation” can be a larger group, like the EU, provided that group can be trusted to act correctly and in unison. Sometimes “nation” … Continue reading

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Why moderation at scale doesn’t work

Writing about PayPal reminded me of that time Archie McPhee “We Make Weird” – currently selling a plastic “Squirrel In Underpants Nodder” – was unable to sell “Tardigrade Ornaments” online. Tardigrade as in Waterbears, those adorable microscopic creatures that live … Continue reading

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Resisting a dictatorship

In the words of the 13th World Chess Champion and member of the Russian opposition, Garry Kasparov: As we’ve said in the Russian opposition for years, resisting a dictatorship is a marathon, but you have to be ready for a … Continue reading

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Trump did two things right

Both things was because he really detests Barack Obama so wanted to undo everything Obama did. The one thing was to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement between USA and EU with disastrous anti-democratic content. … Continue reading

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EU isn’t like China

Apparently we are worse than China. These graphs show that we are worse than China – and the rest of South East Asia – at containing the spread of COVID-19. I still support the decisions made by the Danish government … Continue reading

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Grexit, Brexit, … Donemark?

It’s been fun to speculate what you should call each EU country’s potential (yes, unlikely) exit from the EU, but I think we have the best, English language, list here: “Donemark”. Brilliant. A nice runner-up is “Noway” for Norway not … Continue reading

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