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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Revenge & Retaliation

Facebook: Click. Bait. Fight. Regulate. (4)

Things are moving faster than I anticipated. The Facebook Files or Papers (eg, WaPo) are causing bipartisan political outrage in Europe and especially in USA. A part of this outrage is political theater. The other part is probably rooted in emotions like revenge & retaliation. Facebook managed to alienate almost everyone. These Files or Papers evidence that the...

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Money matters

My mother (86) always says that financial worries are the worst ones to have in a relationship. As far as I'm aware, money was never too tight to mention (lyrics, video, Wiki) while growing up. In 2013, I was afraid that I was heading for a personal bankruptcy following my divorce battles in various courts that lasted for 4-5 years. Fortunately, my string of bad...

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If Good does bad, does Good become Bad?

Suppose, just suppose, that you could travel back in time and kill baby Adolf Hitler. Forget about the Law of Unintended Consequences. Forget about doubt (eg, is it him?). The Greater Good theory would applaud your act. Criminal law would argue that you murdered a (still) innocent child. Hence, my question: if Good does bad, does Good become Bad? Some 15 years ago,...

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Choose your battles wisely

Tuesday night, while almost dozing off, I "received" important advice: "pick your battles" a.k.a. "choose your battles wisely". I made a quick note of that idea in order not to forget. Perhaps, I had to be reminded given my dilemma of Tuesday: stick to my principles or avoid penalties? I've made my choice. My revenge will take place at the Dutch general...

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Be first. Be smarter. Or cheat. (2)

Last Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made this intriguing remark: “Yes, I am confident that many countries will do their level best to have an impact on our election. Foreign efforts to interfere in American elections is something we constantly must contend with, and we’ll contend with that here.” (The Hill) Note: bold marking...

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After the Love has gone

After the Love has gone

Tuesday morning last week, she started a blame game. This made me angry as it triggered very unpleasant memories. I used silence to de-escalate and wrote my macro-micro metaphor Shattered illusions. My silence made matters worse. She left me, while blaming my anger for her departure. She assumed no accountability or responsibility for her vicious remarks....

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