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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Revenge & Retaliation

Seizing oligarch assets is a slippery slope (Reuters)

Introduction LO: This topic is a huge moral dilemma (to me) as Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion must apply: for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction (eg, NASA, Wiki). Moreover, this will create a legal precedent for forthcoming centuries that will erode the separation of powers a.k.a. trias politica. Quite possibly, this cure is...

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The dark side of Hope

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation about how destructive Hope can be when you love someone or even something. Hope will keep generating new expectations. These new expectations may result in new disappointments. That cycle is destructive for your wellbeing. Hence, the dark side of Hope. My latest diagram (left) illustrates the above. This perspective is new to...

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No one can live without Hope

Today is the 6th day of war, Ukraine is still fighting back against the Russian invasion. That mere fact is providing Hope to all Ukrainians. According to a recent Polito article, the Russian president may have assumed that Ukraine would be like Afghanistan: a fleeing president and a swift surrender. A major miscalculation. The Ukrainian resistance is also providing...

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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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