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The victim to offender cycle

In past centuries, Russia was invaded several times by (a.o.): Turkey (1570-1572), Poland (1609-1618), Sweden (1708-1709), France (1812), Japan (1918-1922), and Germany (1941). The roles were reversed after WW2. To date, Russia invaded Georgia (2008), Crimea and Donbas (both 2014) and Ukraine (2022). The above paragraph is an (international)...

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We’re Fine Without Facebook, German and French Ministers Say (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: We’re Fine Without Facebook, German and French Ministers SayBy: William Horobin and Zoe SchneeweissDate: 7 February 2022 "Meta Platforms Inc.’s veiled threat to quit Europe because of blocked talks over privacy rules was more like music to the ears of two top German and French politicians. “After being hacked I’ve lived without Facebook and Twitter...

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How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious Debate (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal title: How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious DebateWSJ subtitle: Hollywood types including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Dax Shepard take a lax approach to hygiene, stoking a contentious uproar on how often one should bathe. It mirrors a similar discord in the medical community, and among everyday...

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A new Great Divide: generational conflict (2)

Last weekend's blog (eg, UK version) made me remember my early 2019 blog: The new generational conflict and divide. The anti-lockdown protests are also about a generational conflict: old(er) people who are pro-lockdown versus young(er) people who are anti-lockdown. Indirectly, this generational conflict is also about wealth. Young(er)...

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Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within Year (Bloomberg)

Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within Year (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within YearBy: Lucy MeakinDate: 22 October 2020"Over half of Europe’s small and medium-sized businesses say they face bankruptcy in the next year if revenues don’t pick up, underscoring the breadth of damage wrought by the Covid-19 crisis. One in five companies in Italy and France anticipate...

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Vacancy: rule-breakers for post-Covid politics (FT)

Financial Times title: Vacancy: rule-breakers for post-Covid politics FT subtitle: The pandemic has undermined trust in Europe’s leaders and is sending voters in search of new answers By: Simon Kuper Date: 17 September 2020 "Wile E Coyote, the cartoon character, runs off the edge of the cliff. For a second, before he realises there is no more ground beneath him, his...

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