Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I don't believe in conspiracy theories

Personally I don't believe in most conspiracy theories. However I dó believe there are conspiracies. And lots of them too. Where ever there are groups of people, people bond to form a block agains other (groups of) people. It's simply the nature of things.

Here's one I made up that could explain a lot:
What if big oil companies and people in high places in governments conspire to pollute the air and water we live from? If everything is polluted, the only way to get our hands on clean air and water is to pay for it. With labor, sex, money.

And what if real estate people, builders and people in high places in governments conspire to rage wars? Destructive wars. So whole cities need to be rebuild? Guess who will get the contracts?

Too far fetched? Remember Larry Silverstein? He made plans for a totally new WTC-7, just about a year before the building (which he owned) collapsed. Coincidence? Why would anyone design a rebuild when the 'old' building is still standing and in perfect condition? And why did mr. Silverstein have his terror insurance pay out DOUBLED just weeks before the World Trade Center Towers (which he had purchased just months before) collapsed on 9/11. And isn't it an amazing coincidence Mr. Silverstein (click) had just gotten the rights to build new towers on the spot of the old ones 'in case they would come down due to a terrorist attack'?

It's what he actually said: 'Let's pull the building.' In other words:
the building (WTC-7) was brought down on purpose (that's what 'to pull' means). So it did NOT collapse because it caught fire after it got hit by a piece of flying debris. Did you ever see a skyscraper come down because it got hit by a burning piece of debris? You never could have because that's physically impossible.

Mr. Silverstein got 'a bit of profit' out of the 9/11 terror attack: $4.55 Billion. That really is a lot of money. You would think he would have given some of that money to the families of those who died in the attack. But has he?

On the other hand: here are people doing their utmost to debunk above claims. And they really are doing a great job! Judge for yourselves (click)!

And isn't it a coincidence that mayor Guilliani was warned to go away further from the towers 'because they will come down soon' but he and the unknown inidividual who warned him 'forgot' to tell the civilians and firefighters who were still in the building? And isn't it a coincidence both Mr. Silverstein and Mr. Guiliani are close friends with the current President of the United States? Who - coincidentally of course - happens to be 'into construction and ownership of large buildings in New York'?

Yes, of course you can call all of the above 'a coincidence' but I think most things happen for a reason. What do you think?

Let me know in the comments.

Perhaps there's a conspiracy going on, making us believe in conspiracy-theories in stead of conspiracies.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Can we end world hunger? Short answer: yes.

People are starving. And that's a bad thing. There's more than enough food to feed every single person on this planet. And that's a good thing. People can't afford to buy food and therefore starve to death. And that's a bad thing. The good thing is that something can be done about that. The bad thing is that apparently ALL governments prefer to spend money on weapons in stead of on people. As The Donald would say: sad.

In my humble opinion the biggest problem here is greed.


Here are some figures: http://www.worldhunger.org/2015-world-hunger-and-poverty-facts-and-statistics/


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Why is it so funny to make fun of another person's handicap?

Why is it so funny to make fun of another person's handicap?

It is usually done by bullies. Like Donald Trump. Remember this?


Now, Donald Trump is known for making fun of people. Like people who think he is serving their best interests. A close friend of his is former UKIP frontman Nigel Farage. Here they are standing in front of golden doors. Just before stating they want to tax millionairs more. Yes, they are lying. Again.


But why is it considered a handicap when you're not like most others? Well, most others get very uncomfortable thinking of being different. That's why they laugh. It's really - originally - not because they find it amusing but a show of strength: 'Look how big and sharp my teeth are. I eat raw meat with those, you know. So you should be no problem, should you wish to fight.'

Back in ye'ole days you had to be strong - or at least to be able to pretend to be strong - because that was the only way to survive. These days we have guns. And supermarkets. On top of that we developed another skill to make us live another day: cleverness. But soms still find it enough to (pretend to) be strong.

Basically: people who make fun of other people because of their different appearance are simply scared sh*itless.

So no, having OCD is NOT funny. It really isn't. And no, you don't have OCD but are simply annoyed at things being not the way you want them to be. Listen to this guy:





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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Robots are stealing our jobs

Every year around 98,000 people die of medical mistakes that could be easily prevented. In America alone! So forget terrorists. When it comes down to killing civilians doctors and nurses do a much better job. Thing is - although some find it hard to believe - doctors and nurses are people. People get tired, cranky, distracted. In short: people make mistakes.

Wouldn't it be great if people could be taken out of the equation when it concerns other people's lives? Good news! Remember Watson, the IBM computer that won Jeopardy? A similar computer program can be used for medical diagnostics, reducing the chance for medical errors almost to zero. So what are we waiting for? Two things: people to stop being afraid of computers and people to stop being afraid of losing their jobs. Of course it is up to us what we do with our newly acquired spare time. We may claim we would like more free time. But do we really?

What is often not considered is that people who don't make money working in a job, don't spend money so replacing people by computers and algorithms is not really that good for the economy. A possible solution: a basic income for everyone! As a bonus: out of two working parents, now one can stay at home to actually raise the kids and  leave a job opening for someone else to take.

Here's a glimpse of our possible future:


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Monday, May 08, 2017

'Mr. Trump: are you against or in favor?' -'Yes.'

'NATO is obsolete!'
'NATO is NOT obsolete!'
'Let's keep Assad!'
'Let's oust Assad!'
'Russia is our ally!'
'Russia is our biggest threat!'
'We should invade Syria!'
'We should NOT invade Syria!'

It's really hard to understand what president Trump wants or means.
Mainly because he keeps twisting and turning his opinions. Sometimes there are less than a few days between one opinion and the complete opposite.

But perhaps it's part of his tactics: making people dizzy to avert their attention from other data. Like his business ties.

His staff is confused too. Take Press Secretary Sean Spicer, trying to state Assad is worse than Hitler because the latter 'did not use gas to kill people'. I for one hope his history teacher did not hear him say that.



http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/sean-spicer-assad-hitler-holocaust-offence-gas-his-own-people-donald-trump-doesnt-know-his-history-a7679641.html

Mr. Spicer did try to correct himself. But failed in doing so.


By the way: where is Melania?

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Embrace technology or die

New technology puts people out of work. That's not something new. When people started driving cars it put carriage manufacturers out of business. Some went into the business of building car parts. Others simply moved on to new jobs. Or stayed unemployed for the rest of their lives. Even newer technology will put even more people out of a job. That can not be stopped but is simply a reality. New technologies replace old ones.

Even today there are not enough jobs in every field to provide a living for everyone capable of working. Perhaps we should abandon the idea that only people who get paid to work are useful to society. Maybe economists, sociologists and politicians should look into new ways of living in a society. Or combine efforts to turn back all the advantages of technology and return to the dark ages. When there were less people to feed, was more work to be done and everyone who did not work or had people working for them, simply died. So, do you embrace technology or would you rather die from starvation or easily preventable diseases?

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Monday, May 01, 2017

A positive world

There are times when it does not look or feel that way but there really is a lot of positive stuff going around in the world!

Yes, we're all people. No, we're not all the same. Some people show this concept in a perfect way:


And what happens when people give the good example? Others follow!




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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

News: How to tell fact from fiction?

You know something is a fact because you just know it's true, right? On top of that: you read it on Facebook ánd it was on Fox. So, if the media confirm your believes they just have to be true!
If a thousand people say something, but science proves otherwise, some believe it's science that must be wrong.

But point is: there is no such thing as 'the media'. I'm sure you love your friends and relatives but can you rely on their sources? Turns out: not always. Here's what to do if you REALLY want to know what's going on:

https://dose.com/how-to-read-news-when-trump-is-president-32223dabe1c4#.wtpp2h1xv

An example of how fake news is created is in this story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/business/media/how-fake-news-spreads.html
A young man saw a couple of buses, just assumed they carried anti-Trump protesters to a rally in Austin, posted the message (including pictures he made) on Twitter and later claimed he was 'too busy' to factcheck every bit of news he makes up. So, if he really is that busy, where does he get the time from to make up news, take pictures and post all that on Twitter? Not to mention the time he needs for all those interviews afterwards.

In the meantime some more fear and false facts were spread.

The world is on fire and we should vote for politicians who's sole purpose in life is to bring the rest of us back to  'the good old days'! Never did our future look so grim!' Right? Wrong!


Perhaps these facts did not convince you. Why is that? Would you rather believe someone who says we're doomed unless we vote for him or her to lead us to a better place, a better economy, a better life? By the way: it's not your 'gut feeling' telling you it's all going down the drain. No, it's a populist.

Here are some more facts (click) to tell you all's not that bad.

Donald Trump became president because his followers believe every single thing he says. His proven best way to trick his people is to repeat his lies over and over again. It's just a pychological trick: when you hear something often you automatically start believing it to be true. Even if it is the complete opposite of what that same person has told you before. Here's an example (click).

What I also don't get: why did the FBI spend so much time and money om investigating accusations made against Hillary Clinton but waited until after Donald Trump was elected president before they started investigating (click) his ties with US' arch enemy Russia?

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Why do people hurt other people?

While Picasso was living in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II, one German officer allegedly asked him, upon seeing a photo of Guernica in his apartment, "Did you do that?" Picasso responded, "No, you did."

Which brings me to the point: why do people hurt other people? Especially since they know nobody wants to get hurt.

A lot of people (especially men) are afraid to show their emotions. They think it's a sign of weakness to show others you can be hurt. I think it's a sign of strength to show you're human because humans make formidable opponents.

It's emotions that drive us. So yes, I cried when Trevor Bolder died, bass player in my favourite band, Uriah Heep. He also was an original member of the late David Bowie's 'Spiders from Mars'.

So yes, you may express yourself when you're hurt and yes, you may ask others the reason for them to hurt you.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

A lot of good going on!

With all turmoil going on in the world and in our personal lives, it's a relief to see there's still a lot of good going on.

Take Puddles for instance, with his sad kind of humour. I love it!



And a whole lot of people are apparently so very bored that they don't only have time to read this blogpost but also stories like: 'Is this photo proof of a soul rising up from a dead body? (click) Is it just smoke or maybe just a clever use of Photoshop?' I don't think it's sad that people share and comment these stories but I think it's a great accomplishment from humanity as a whole that we've transcended from a species who's main concern is survival to individuals who's main concern is 'What's for dinner?'

How do you see this trend of boredom being a natural state of being? Let me know in the comments section of this blog!



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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#1Label4All (We're all human so forget about racism)

There are women in the world. There are muslims in the world. Handicapped, jews, buddhists, beliebers, petrolheads, idiots, musiclovers, skinheads, democrats, scientists...all labels. And often confusing: that female handicapped black senator, do we call her a women, a negro, handicapped, politician?


If I may suggest - and if you agree - how about making it easier for all of us ánd end racism while we're at it? How? Simple, from now on we all call eachother 'human'. There will only be #1Label4All

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Monday, April 17, 2017

#Brexit

It seriously looks like the so called 'Brexit' will turn out to be a disaster. Thousands of Brits will loose there jobs and prices of every day products will rise. 95% Of British farmers see other EU countries as their main source of income. Import tarrifs will rise and food (and cars, et cetera) produced in the UK will be subject to more checks before they are allowed to enter the common European market.

UKIP's Nigel Farage (click) is generally seen as the one who started the 'movement' but refuses to take responsibility. As a matter of fact: he boldly stated that should England leave the EU and the economy will suffer a severe blow he will simply become an economic refugee (you know, of the kind he says he hates so much) and move to America. Or maybe he will simply stay in France where he has a home. Obviously buying French, not British products. So...England first? No, Nigel first. Everyone else can suck it. 'Not my problem that people actually bought any of the male cow excrements I said.' Now that is clear, how will the British cope?



I wish them the best of luck!

And much wisdom to the people of France, Germany and The Netherlands. Only people who actually THINK can prevent a Frexit, Gexit or Nexit.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Caresses (a #ShortStory)

It was late. Too late to catch a tram. And too cold really to be waiting at some stop for the night bus. But considering his failing motor skills due to excessive alcohol use he decided not to walk.

At the next stop she got on, a few years after he last saw her. She noticed him right after showing the driver her bus card and walked towards him as fast as was ladylike.

Before she properly sat her hand had found his. She looked deeply into his expectant eyes and said: 'I am glad to have found the man of my dreams again.'

He suggested that they get off together at his stop but she told him she couldn't for reasons that do not matter here.

That is why he informed her of the existence of a literary magazine in which a haiku dedicated to her could be found:

Breathe quietly love
hear how the touch of my breath 
your breath caresses



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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

14 Signs humour isn't dead yet

In the light of more or less recent events it's nice to see people haven't lost their sense of humour. And can still see things in perspective: we've never had so few violent conflicts in the entire history of the planet as we've had in het past few decades. It just seems a lot because news nowedays travels at the speed of a fast modem. Especially when trouble is far away most people can't do a thing about it. And consider this if you're in a situation you can't escape from:




So here are a few of the people I'm referring to:

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2016/11/15/14-funny-protest-signs/

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Good news!

The Europarliament is a democratic body so as a member of European Parliament (MEP) you can say what you like, when you like, to whom you like. Simply because you have freedom of speech. Right? Wrong! In a civilised society you should behave accordingly. Especially as a representitive of the people. That's why 'the EU' sanctioned Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke. He crossed the line of decency. More than once. And now he pays the price. And rightfully so, if I may ad.





More good news is that everyday more and more people are convinced helping other people is a good idea. For less than $100 a child can see again and has a change to be independent. That's a whole lot cheaper than providing for her for the rest of her life. With just a small investment it's possible a society as a whole can save a lot of money ánd ad some extra pair of hands to the working force!

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/two-blind-sisters-see-for-the-first-time


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Friday, April 07, 2017

Syria attack: Trump's response

Civilians - including women and children - , living in the provence of Idlib, Syria were recently killed with poisoned gass. According to president Assad and his friend Putin of Russia, the attack was executed by rebels pretending to be soldiers from Assad's army and they bombed their own hideouts to make Assad look bad in the eyes of the world. Somehow I find that hard to believe.

It's easier to believe that 'president' Donald Trump would blame Barack Obama for the massacre in stead of taking up action against Assad, Putin and the likes. So, guess what Donald Trump did?

He claims Obama was weak for not wanting to intervene in the war in Syria.

But this is how Trump thought about intervening in Syria in 2013:
So, the question is: why did Trump intervene in the Syria conflict by firing 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles and starting a war with president Assad from Syria, angrying Assad's close friend and ally, president Putin from Russia?

Either way: who still does not know Donald Trump is a hypocrite and a liar must be extremely stupid. There are no excuses.


The Donald also liked to complain about Obama's golf trips:



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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Are you an immigrant? Why (not)?

'Trump is right! Immigrants are to blame!'
-'What's the definition of 'immigrant'?'
'An immigrant is someone who is of foreign descent.'
-'So you are an immigrant?'
'No.'
-'But you are from foreign descent?'
'Yes.'
-'So according to your own definition you are an immigrant.'



'Maybe so, but my ancestors and me worked really hard so we are true Americans.'
-'So foreigners who work hard are not called immigrants who steal American jobs but 'Americans'. Correct?'
'Yes, that's right.'
-'So what do you think of Slovenian women who come to America, don't work but simply marry a rich American man in stead of working for a living?'
'They are basically prostitutes who should be send back to where they come from!'
-'So you are convinced Donald Trump will divorce from Melania and have her deported.'
-'Well er...'

You've heard an American president say some harsh words on immigration and crimerates. Here are the actual figures (click). Just in case you're more interested in facts than in tweets.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

A world without immigrants

In the past eight years we saw the rise of Obama and the smartphone.
Which of the two had a bigger impact on your life today? Yes, the smartphone.

Who gave rise to the immense popularity of the smartphone?
Steve Jobs (click). A man who was the son of a Middle Eastern Muslim immigrant from Homs, Syria.

That's right: without immigrants you would not be able to complain about immigrants via your smartphone.

Workout for your brain: think of the people around you. At work, in the streets, in politics, in sports, entertainment and in your family. Now think how your world would look like without immigration.


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What do you believe?

'How do you know?' -'Well, I read it in a book by this scientist called Dan Brown.' -'Dan Brown is an author of fiction who happens to have some scientific knowledge.' 'Yes, I know. But I still know it's true because i read it myself!'

We believe what we want to believe. That's normal. Human beings find it almost impossible to believe something they never believed before. For example: once people are convinced the pyramids were build by aliens, it's really hard to present them evidence of the opposite.

Politicians and other marketeers have had this knowledge for a long, long time. And yes, even scientists and journalists are humans. So they develop a theory and then search for evidence to support their claims. If you look hard enough 'evidence' is not hard to find. Too bad people 'don't have the time' (what they mean is 'it does not have priority) to have others check their evidence. Nor do they have the time (what they really mean is: 'I don't want to.') to look for evidence of the opposite. And that's a real shame. It would mean the public would get actual facts. But it would also mean their research would not longer be funded by parties who don't want civilians to be knowledgeable



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Monday, March 27, 2017

We are all special

'Everyone is special but some are more special than others', to paraphrase George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'. So there's a special day for women, called 'International Woman's Day'. And there's Mothers Day and Father's Day and apparently black people are even more important because recently a whole month was dedicated to Black History Month.

I think it's great that even companies do their best to respect everyone's wishes. For example: by designing sportswear, especially for strict religious Muslim women as shown here:


But I don't get it. Sure, people deserve respect. For one: why is there not attention for why people don't respect others and only talk of consequenses and not reasons?

And two: why not an 'International Clown Day' to show our respect for people who have to wear make up, wigs and weird clothes, just to let other people make fun of them, even though they themselves may have a terrible day?

In other words: why not simply respect ALL people, EVERY day?



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The best way to combat #ISIS?

The United States and the rest of the coalition is working very hard to defeat ISIS in the Middle East: Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are warzones. Only arms dealers get a smile on their faces when they look at the images.

The forces fighting ISIS have found a method to prevent ISIS from killing innocent civilians. Since the start of the conflict more civilians have been killed by their liberators than by their opressors, so maybe the coalition should reconsider it's tactics?

 ISIS is known for beheading people.
And that's barbaric.
But so does ally Saudi Arabia.
But that's 'an internal affair'.

 What if army helicopters
were called Kurd, Syrian or Iraqi?
It's about time. Really.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A world without money

Money does nothing, people do everything.

If you remove money, will everyone suddenly stop doing anything?

If you can find the time (and you can if you don't watch television for one single night), listen to this guy. Not everything he says may make sense to you but he does hold a few valid points.




(If you're the CEO of a large corporation, an influencial politician, a lobbyist or a banker, you may not like what you hear. Sorry 'bout that.)

It's called The Ubuntu Society

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Deportation is not a new thing

Most people seem to act as if Donald Trump's plan to deport hundreds of thousands of people, simply based on their heritage, is a new thing. Well, it's not. No, I'm not referring to Hitler deporting Jews 'to make Germany great again!'. No, I'm referring to J. Edgar Hoover (click) who - in a futile attempt to 'save American jobs!' deported Mexican families, just prior to The Great Depression. Did it work? Of course not! We know that now. Did we learn from it? Of course not. If there's one thing we learned from history, it's that we never learn from history.

Just imagine you're five years old. Angry men in similar boots knock at your door and forcefully take you away from your save world, your friends and your thoughts about 'being free'. The next day you wake up at a place you don't know, surrounded by people you don't know, speaking a language you're not familiar with.

Sounds unthinkable? Yet, that's exactly what the president of the Land of the Free wants.

You may think it all will not be that bad. Just consider this: many believed Hitler would not excecute his plan to eradicate Jews from the planet. Now take a speech from your 'favourite' populist and replace 'Mexicans' or 'Muslims' with 'Jews'. Now, does the speech sound familiar?

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Should drugs be forbidden?

'Big Pharma' is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year. In America alone. Yes, that's right: legal drugs kill more people than illegal drugs. And Donald Trump will NOT take action to get that number down. Nor will Hillary Clinton, nor did the Bush' family and nor did Barack Obama.

And I've always wondered: if the US government is so adamant about removing drugs from society and hates drug abusers so much they spend billions of dollars on the 'war on drugs', why has there never ever been a raid of the house of Charlie Sheen? Why is the DEA not active in Hollywood? Or on Wallstreet?

So, what do you think: should all drugs be forbidden or just the ones that cost thousands of people to die?



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Monday, March 13, 2017

Becoming a Russian provence. With love.

In January I asked (click) if nude women would reappear in Playboy now that misogynist Trump was president. In February mymy friend's wish was granted (click). Do I have the power of prediction?

If my predictions come true, I hereby predict Donald Trump will soon hold the record for fastest impeachment ever: before the year 2017 is over, he will have to hand over his crown.

Thanks to the people he's surrounded himself with. Like Michael Flynn from the National Security Counsil who had to admit he was in talks with Russia on the day Russia was sanctioned for Putin's illegal invading of Crimea. I don't know what's worse: that he 'accidentally' went behind the president's back to negotiate deals with a sworn enemy or that the man in charge of National Security - and over 20 years of experience on matters of security! - simply did not know that every phonecall with the Russian Embassy is recorded.

And does Trump really think the nobody knows about his close ties with one of the most notorious dictators in the world, Vladimir Putin? Here's acting First Lady Ivanka, lovingly posing with Putin's girlfriend:



And think about this: what will it mean for America's future when the people in charge of the Department of Education can't even spell the names right of historical figures?
Yes, that''s right: the people in charge of the education of millions of children don't freakin' know how to put in a few letters in the search box at Wikipedia. It's really simple: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._B._Du_Bois

Think it couldn't get worse? They apologized. Here's how:

'Our deepest apologizes'? Oh, c'mon!

And no, it's not Photoshop at work. It's true. Sad.

It is common knowledge that 'the new guy' hates to be laughed at but thinks it's okay to laugh at others. That's why he refuses to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner. I have an other theory: suppose The Donald knows his SNL impersanator Alex Baldwin will go in his stead. Suppose a suicide bomber ends the lives of the top people from CNN, The New York Times ánd Alec Baldwin.

With most of his 'enemies' out of the way, Trump will make a statement, putting on his saddest face (even sadder than when he found out in America it's illegal to marry your own daughter) and state: 'Luckily God told me not to be there because Steve...er... He knew something bad would happen. Although my Secret Service guys.... very tough guys. The absolute best. I handpicked them myself!...found close to nothing left from the body of the suicide bomber, they did find his passport intact at the scene after only two days of investigating and a rented car in his own name at the parking lot with in the glove compartment the manual to 'Blowing yourself up in the sight of cameras made easy.' And don't listen to science guys who tell you a man's skin can't turn white because of a bomb blast. Yes, the dead man's body was white but before he did BOOM he was still brown. And I know it because it's true.

So, now we know the guy was a Muslim we also know that every Muslim is a potential suicide bomber and should all be put away in intern camps. Starting now. So if you know of a Muslim or know where one is hiding: Call 1-800-TRUMP at only $1,20 a call. A free 'Make America Great Again cap for everyone who turns in three or more Muslims.'

Let's all hope that doesn't happen.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

To Share (a #ShortStory) #AmWriting

The room was filled with loners who felt connected by a common understanding. The music was loud and easy to dance to and although nobody actually danced, the dance floor was fairly crowded.

A few people reclined along the walls and in sometimes newly-formed couples enjoyed what they no longer would be able to enjoy in freedom twenty years later.

He danced next to her, although dancing was not the right word, and in his mind he danced with her.

When it was time to sleep and there was only one more sleeping bag to be had they decided - without words - to share.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Why men like Trump just don't get it

Cartoonists from all over the world have their own thoughts about the Trump presidency. Here are a few examples of their images (click).

I understand men like Donald Trump. I don't like them but I understand them. There's a difference. I worked for men like him. As an entertainer. 'I know we agreed on €150 euro's for three hours of work but if you don't work four hours tonight, I won't pay you at all.' I left after three hours, send him an invoice for €150 and added: 'If you don't pay within two weeks I will tell your business friends how you deal with people.' He paid the full amount.

Another one:
'I know I hired you as a doorman but now I want you to dance for me.'
-'And I want world peace and my ex to be nice to me.'
He refused to pay me, I send him a message threatening with a law suit and he paid. See, the agreement was put in en e-mail and he couldn't back out from it.

In both cases the men were extremely rich. Thanks to daddy. Without having done a single days of actual hard work to earn what they had.

Same goes for Donald Trump: he's just a spoiled brat who's accustomed to get everything (and everyone) his tiny heart desires. And slips into a fit of rage when he doesn't get it.

And that's the whole point: men like the three examples mentioned above just don't get it.

Just like some of the people who voted for him. They wanted to get rid of  'all those darn foreigners! Except for Carlos (click) because he is nice.' Well, just too bad. Because they voted for Trump Carlos gets deported.

The grandfather of a famous person also got deported. His name? Friedrich Trump. Here's the full story (click).

Many people who voted for him now regret their decision. Here's a list of them:
https://twitter.com/Trump_Regrets

There are also a lot of question surrounding #45's cabinet picks. Like Jeff Sessions (click). As Attorney General he would get paid to look into mr. Trump's alleged contacts with Russia. When confronted with direct questions about his own talks with Russian diplomats he denied - under oath! - ever having had them. Soon after it became known he did speak with them.

It's not just The Donald who just shouts without being bothered by any back up in the form of actual evidence. Here's how one of his advisers, Roger Stone, responds when kindly asked to provide evidence to support his ranting: http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/03/former-trump-advisor-roger-stone-had-a-twitter-meltdown.html?mid=twitter-share-thecut Calling someone who simply asks you a question 'you stupid ugly f*cking b*tch!' may be his preferred way to show his respect towards women but do you really want your children to use this powerful man as their rolemodel?

And could someone please tell these 'Angry White Men' that deleting your tweets when caught does not really help as these days any 8 year old can make a screenshot? Oh, and it's against the law to delete any piece of communication when you hold a high ranking in the presidential office. So I'm sure mr. Trump will have mr. Stone prosecuted. That is, should he ever come to his senses and start respecting the law.

In the course of the last few weeks we learned that The Donald does not search for information but simply takes for granted what's stated on Alt-right websites and TV-shows like Fox and Friends (click). It's true.

Oh, and in case you believe his immigration ban is a terrific idea, please think again and consider this: illegal immigrants make up around five percent of the USA's workforce. If those five percent get rounded up, who will clean your pool, wash the dishes at your favourite restaurants and harvest your vegetables? And imagine five percent less people to buy stuff. What would that mean for the USA's economy? 

In farming around 25% of jobs are taken by illegal immigrants (click). Farmers will have to hire actually paid personnel at less (because you know...legal) work hours and thus the price of crops will rise significantly.

Should Donald Trump call Angela Merkel for advice?

So, who will do your dirty work for you?

What's the REAL purpose of the Trump Wall?

And why did his fans at #CPAC17 wave Russian flags?
https://twitter.com/i/moments/835157021276004354



Trump loves to jump to conclusions
But not always

Did you know Ivanka Trump's brand clothes
are not made in the USA?
So her dad forbids you to buy them:
'Only buy and hire American!'

 'What happened last night in Sweden'
was a documentary on Fox Entertainment
claiming the crime rate had gone up because of immigrants.
(False claims by the way)
There was NO muslim terror attack whatsoever.


 Perhaps The Donald could be persuaded
to spend the American taxpayer's money 
not on building a wall but a spaceship?
(As always with pictures: to click is to enlarge)

I'm all for fighting hate with humour. And so it seems, is Tom Hanks:

And, it's probably just an amazing coincidence, but just minutes after a claim is made on Fox & Friends the man who calls himself President publishes a tweet containing the exact same words! Now, isn't that an amazing coincidence (click)?

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Speak out!

Why are you afraid to speak out? Are you scared others might call you out and point you at inconsistencies in your words? In other words: are you afraid to be wrong?

Don't worry, please! Yes, you may be wrong. And you may be right. But that's not the point. Point is we ALL should be allowed to express our opinions. Without the fear of getting arrested, beat up or killed.

Do you agree?
If not, why not?

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Some good news

Great news for the fans of the Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy series by the late Douglas Adams: the Babelfish is here! Put it in your ear and be awed at it's ability to instantly translate words between you and your foreignconversation partner. It works! It's true.



And more good news:
There are a lot of people out there who are not trying but even are making the best of it, despite being handicapped. And despite their age. Like 11-year old Jordan Reeves (click her name to read her inspiring story).

And here's something to think about when you scratch your head thinking 'I'm too old for this.' Because you're not.



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Thursday, February 23, 2017

A monster you never heard of

You will have heard of Hitler, Stalin and Mao. All people famous for killing thousands and even millions of others. Perhaps Djengis Khan can be on that list. And Idi Amin. And no doubt there are countless others who think killing lots of people is a good thing and - unfortunately - put the action where the mouth is. But you probably never heard of a man responsible or the death of an estimated 15 million people. Not just any man but a king even. A white king. From Belgium.

King Leopold II

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Amazing solutions!

All over the world amazing people come up with amazing solutions for the problems we face today. And sometimes a solution is amazingly simple. Here are three examples"






See? There's hope for mankind after all! It's not all that bad.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Even more on number 45

In the state of Mississippi capital punishment is a legal form of doing justice. The state's legislators are even considering bringing back the firing squad as a means to execute prisoners. Soon Turkey will have the death penaly again. Next to more power for president Erdogan. There was another time when religious fanatics ruled a nation with severe physical punishments as means to control the people. It was called The Dark Ages.

Meanwhile, the President of America, 'the mightiest man on the planet!' and his aides worry about the declining sales of the president's daughter's clothing line.
Unfortunately for the Trumpets (White American ladies who still support the new president) they can't by Ivanka's clothes. Mainly because the clothes are made for slim ladies. But also because they can only buy and hire American.



Ivanka Trump just happens to be close friends with Vladimir Putin's girlfriend and the American tax payer pays for Eric Trump's business trips. Over 20 million people are about to lose their health insurance but most of them don't seem to care 'because a mysogynist racist billionaire promised to create more American jobs!'

Sure, that's why he lets his daughter produce clothes in China. As everybody knows America's 51st state. That's why he just closed a deal with Bayer, a company that once helped Hitler create more jobs for Germans. By getting rid of a couple of million Jews in the country.

A court ruled Mr. Trump's 'Muslimban' illegal.
https://twitter.com/i/moments/673990084803325952
'See you in court!' was his reply. To the court. He promised to keep a close eye on 'those Wall street guys!' And what better way to keep that promise by appointing them into his cabinet?
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/trump-s-cabinet-picks-have-combined-wealth-11b-how-did-n692681
The new cabinet picks have one thing in common: they are unbelievably rich. His pick for Education, Betsy DeVos,  paid $6 million dollar to the Republican Party. The rest of her family donated $194 million dollar. But I'm sure that was not the reason why a person without any experience on the matter got elected Secretary of Education.

Donald Trump is really, really smart!
 Mike Pence converted from gay to straight thanks to electroshock therapy:
Soon after being elected VP, Mike Pence deleted this tweet. Too late:
 Pussies all over the world are worried:
 
It's hard to crack a good joke on Trump when reality is almost funnier
 Trump's action explained by a comedian:

Think 'it' can't happen again? Think again!

 Trump's ego is bigger than his hair:
Perhaps it's best to fight him with his own weapons:

 The similarities are scary
What if he decides to become 'President for Life!'?


The US president has trouble writing speeches containing
more than 140 characters:

It's just coincidence he does not ban muslims
from countries he does business with:

People are mocking him:

 He's not very complicated:
 He copies his speeches all by himself!
His tactics are concerning:

 His followers call themselves Christians
but sane people don't know why:
 Polls that are not in his favour are 'fake news':
 This really is a cruel statement. For Nickelback:
 He does not know what he's talking about. Ever.
 This guy has freedom of speech. People who oppose Trump don't:
 This is true:
 This is also true:
 On the left: Obama's inaugural cake. On the right: Trump's.
But he never steals anything!
 It's proably the lack of food that makes people rejoice.
They simply can't think straight anymore.


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