Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


From “are you being served?” to “will you be served?”

A random Dutch radio news message: police retirement will outpace police recruitment in the forthcoming years, which will result in police shortages. You can hear/read similar messages about nurses, plumbers, teachers etc. The (predicted) impact of a graying population is - finally - becoming noticeable. My blog's title is a reference to the 1972-1985 British comedy...

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Woningnood versus vakantiewoningen

De laatste maanden wordt er veel geschreven over woningnood. Er zou een tekort van circa 1 miljoen woningen zijn. In die beschouwing over woningnood wordt zelden de voorraad recreatie en vakantie woningen genoemd. Diverse bronnen stellen dat er ruim 130.000 recreatiewoningen zijn (bron 1, bron 2, CBS). Dit aantal is exclusief de zgn. tweede (of derde)...

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Why can’t those given Covid vaccine just get on with their lives? (Times)

The Times title: Why can’t those given Covid vaccine just get on with their lives? By: Tom Whipple, Science Editor | Chris Smyth Date: 17 May 17 2021 "If the vaccines work, why do new coronavirus variants matter? Why is it the government’s business whether we drink in a beer garden or a bar, if the clientele are protected? And why should we be stopped from...

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EU vaccine passport a.k.a. Digital Green Certificate

Southern European countries (eg, Greece) are in urgent need of tourist Euro's. This explains the EU's drive to develop a Digital Green Certificate to "facilitate safe free movement inside the EU". Hence, the EU presents this initiative as an add-on to Article 21 of the TFEU, which regulates the right to freedom of movement within the EU.However, Article...

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Thinking of a place

Monday evening, I started watching an Owen Wilson film on Amazon Prime Video, called Bliss. I like watching Owen Wilson films. He's funny. After some 10-15 minutes I stopped watching. The start of this film is boring and depressing. Usually, the start of a film is foretelling. Hence, the low 5.3 rating on IMDb, I presume.Owen Wilson was sketching...

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Exactly eight years ago, I went to Mombasa. This time alone. I was reluctant to go. I felt that something bad or at least important would happen during my trip. However, my trip seemed better for all people concerned. I suppose that I accepted my fate of what was going to happen.When entering the Arrivals hall, nobody was waiting for me. I made three rounds, while...

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