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Arrogantly ignorant

Apparently Trump didn’t just not read, he also didn’t watch documentaries or even movies. It turned out that the generals had rules, standards, and expertise, not blind loyalty. The President’s loud complaint to John Kelly one day was typical: “You … Continue reading

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When you lack the social cue

Watch till about 1:30 in this clip and think about that silence. (Youtube) This was after the Presidential election in 2016 which Donald Trump won and, importantly, Hillary “it’s my turn now” Clinton lost. But no-one in the audience of … Continue reading

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Why I think Trump might become President again

There is no doubt that I do not support Donald Trump and would not vote for him if I was an American citizen. I would have voted for Clinton, then Biden and, seriously, if the choice came between him and … Continue reading

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Every Asian country will want nukes

Ukraine gave up their nuclear weapons on the explicit, and accepted, condition that Russia would never attack them, and on the implicit expectation that USA would protect them if Russia did. With a couple of weeks of that implicit expectation … Continue reading

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The lab-leak hypothesis seems likely to be true, or: Why a technocracy is a nightmare

I have written about the lab-leak hypothesis regarding the origin on SARS-CoV-2; first I dismissed it, then … I didn’t entirely. Now, it looks likely to be true. The materials show that the 2014 and 2019 NIH grants to EcoHealth … Continue reading

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Failure

I’m not commenting on what is happening in Afghanistan because I fail to put my thoughts into words. Except: Failure. Or maybe: Betrayal. The decision to withdraw is like a rug pulled from under the feet of our partners. No … Continue reading

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A word or two about gasoline in bags

At least he isn’t bottling up his emotions: (Youtube) His channel looks to have more fun videos, like: (Youtube) or (Youtube)                          

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Just like Obama

The modern surveillance regime in USA, which most likely and routinely intercepts most European digital communication, was started with George W. Bush as President, but heavily expanded during Barack Obama’s presidency. For 4 years it has been running along basically … Continue reading

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So, I was wrong about Biden

Joe Biden is of course a much better American President than his predecessor; compassionate and miles more honest. But is it OK now to criticise him? Because he is really messing things up. Biden used to position himself dead-center in … Continue reading

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Insurrection and selfies

[…] They wanted insurrection and selfies, they can have prison sentences and mug shots. — Garry Kasparov

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