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Huge Cost Proxy War of Choice

by Oui Thu Sep 14th, 2023 at 10:43:02 AM EST

Cut the bull ... Joe wanted this war personally for nearly a decade ... "no American lives lost in the Ukraine." Not fighting for my freedom as the EU has been shackled by the United States through NATO military organisation. Been building on antagonizing the Russia Federation since Bill Clinton and the Bush/Cheney years. Unipolar world power feeding the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) and supported by oligarch ownership of the media. Operation Mockingbird intensified after the 9/11 attacks on America. On the road to end Human Civilization, not a clash but a collapse.

Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry on Fraud Policy and Services starts public hearings for a thorough investigation

The childcare allowance affair has left deep marks in the lives of the victims. Confidence in the government and the rule of law has also been damaged more broadly in society. It is therefore very important that the committee of inquiry investigates in depth how this could have happened and draws lessons for the future. In this way, the committee hopes to contribute to restoring confidence in the government.

Source: National Statistics CBS

Retirees suffered significantly in 2022: inflation takes a major bite out of purchasing power | CBS via De Telegraaf |

AMSTERDAM - In 2022, the purchasing power of the average Dutch person will decrease by 1.2 percent. The energy crisis has hit most Dutch people seriously in their wallets. Purchasing power has not declined so rapidly in forty years. Retirees saw their purchasing power eroded by more than 3 percent.

This is evident from figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). During the euro crisis, the Dutch experienced a loss of purchasing power of 1.1 percent for two years in a row. The energy crisis hit us just that little bit harder in the space of a year.


"In the past, the average purchasing power development only fell by more than one percent during the severe recession in the 1980s and the economic crisis of 2009-2013," according to Statistics Netherlands. The last time CBS recorded a greater financial decline than the previous year was in 1983. Then purchasing power fell by 2.3 percent in one year. [don't tell me the Boomers were extremely lucky living through an expanding economy becoming wealthy -- FALSE and revisionism of facts and history]


Middle class is screwed by rules and increased taxes: 'It's piling up'

Statistics Netherlands uses purchasing power to measure how much people can buy with their income. This purchasing power is determined by an increase in income, by increases in prices and changes in taxes. If workers are promoted or if an unemployed person comes to work, CBS also counts this as an improvement in purchasing power.


Due to the war in Ukraine, 2022 became a particularly bad year for the Dutch wallet. In the autumn, energy prices had risen to historic highs. Many people were confronted with unprecedented energy bills. After that, the prices of daily groceries also rose rapidly. In September 2022, CBS reported an average price increase of 14.5 percent compared to a year earlier.


Higher wages can easily be paid from substantial company profits

The hardest hit was for retirees: on average, they could buy over 3 percent less with their money. Self-employed people suffered a decline of 1.1 percent and workers suffered a decline of 0.4 percent.

People on social assistance actually achieved an increase of 4.4 percent.

Rutte policy and housing

Rutte policy and accusing citizens of benefits fraud

Rutte the biggest fraud representing an utterly corrupt Conservative "Liberals" VVD party of Dutch elitists, upper ten per cent and with a university education. Running Dutch society into the ground, yet still blaming misfortunes on the non-existent "Left" in Dutch politics. Ugly divisive rhetoric has culminated in a trust gap between citizens and politicians in The Hague.

Lost memory, outright lies, old Nokia has deleted all communication as PM during 13 years ...

Lack of Openness of Government under PM Rutte

Advisory board reprimands Rutte's ministry

The Ministry of General Affairs (AZ) has failed to handle a WOO request (Open Government Act) [similar to FOIA Act] from Nieuwsuur and should have "adopted a more solution-oriented and active attitude".

The Advisory Board on Public Access and Information Management (ACOI) writes this in an advice to the outgoing Prime Minister. The ACOI, which advises the cabinet and parliament on public access to government information, calls it "a serious conclusion".

Exuberance Tory Conservative Party VVD and Endemic Corruption

Foundation URGENDA took on PM Mark Rutte through the courts including Dutch Highest Court and WON. All those years Rutte & Co. sat on their hands and let green energy transition be taken over by the fossil fuel corporations raking in hundreds of millions of government subsidies. Criminal intent and neglect of governance responsibility spelled out in the Dutch Constitution.

Translation of the Dutch letter sent to Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on November 12, 2012 [six pages]

Urgenda (Stichting Urgenda) was founded in 2007 with the objective of promoting the transition towards a sustainable and enduring society. To this end, in 2007 Urgenda drew up a long-term vision for 2050. Under this vision, by 2050 the Netherlands should have carbon-neutral energy supplies that are robust, reliable, continuous and affordable, and also be climate and water-proof in order to face the consequences of climate change. The urgency of a strategic climate and energy agenda was high even in 2007, which was the reason for the ambitious interim targets in Urgenda's action plan for 2020. These include 40% sustainable energy by 2020 and a 30% reduction in energy use relative to 2007.

The targets set by Urgenda for a carbon-neutral energy supply were to a great extent inspired by, and run parallel to, the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These findings (the most recent being the reports from 2007) should be regarded as the most up-to-date scientific information available concerning the possible risk that humans are causing a climatic change that is threatening mankind. The observations of the IPCC have been accepted worldwide, and have not been disputed either in principle or on the basis of generally accepted scientific arguments by either the scientific community or the public sector.

The Arctic Melt: Will EU States to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies?

Dutch PM Mark Rutte and his Liberal Freedom Party's laissez-faire attitude towards the Paris Climate Agreements in recent years ... on 24 June 2015 the Urgenda Foundation, together with 900 citizens, won the Climate Case against the Dutch Government, forcing it to take more measures against climate change.

On 9 October 2018 the judge in High Court again ruled in favour of Urgenda and the climate. The State appealed again. The case will be heard before the Supreme Court on 24 May 2019. The rulings were upheld, PM Mark Rutte has been caught in a crisis by surprise !!??

Mark Rutte's compatriot and political hero, next to Trump of course ...

Floods in Libya in the new NATO era of intervention and chaos ...

Mayor of the eastern Libya port city of Derna estimates between 18,000 and 20,000 people have died in flooding | BBC News |

Recently Rutte, Meloni accompanied EU President VDL to buy out the corrupt President of Tunisia to halt the stream of migrants seeking entry into Europe.

Nearly 6,800 irregular migrants arrive on Italy's Lampedusa island in last 36 hours | Anadolu Agency |

Remember during the reign of dictator Gaddafi, terror in the Sub-Sahara was limited and there were very limited migrants crossing the Mediterranean due to a deal signed with "democrat" Berlusconi. The Obama/Biden administration turned around the conditions in Libya and Northern Africa.

My analysis covered in a diary ...

Deglobalization: US Attack On Europe's Heart | Dec. 23, 2023 |

Biden did not confide in Boris the nuclear submarine contract swiped from France in August 2021 was a part of deglobalization policy and a NATO military buildup

US Global Power Grab: Economic Deglobalization

RobertReich: Wages aren't pushing up prices. Corporate profits are pushing up prices. Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, US Congress and Joe Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging.

Enforced MAGA by boosting subsidies to bring manufacturing back the United States ... make all competitors pay by putting a price tag on trade opportunities with America. Giving Macron and France a blow in the gut by stealing the nuclear submarine deal with Australia. Wreck German heavy industry, entice European car makers to invest in the U.S., let a war happen in Ukraine, continue aggravation of the Chinese Communist Party and Xi Jinping.

Pivotal year 2021 with Joe Biden setting a policy of aggression towards all of Europe.

Biden effected the long-term wish of a bi-partisan Congress to "blow-up" or stop Russian gas delivery to Europe.

No Privacy Concern By Tax Authority In Benefits Scandal

Tax Authority data mining: Fraud database filled with taxpayers' social media posts | NL Times |

For years, the Tax Authority collected taxpayers' personal data, including their social media posts and other online presence, and stored it in a database used for supervision and combating fraud. That happened despite internal doubts about the legality of this data mining, NRC reports based on a 2017 internal report about this Risk Analysis Model (RAM) that state Secretary Marnix van Rij (Taxes) sent to parliament.

The Tax Authority started using RAM around the turn of the century. It contained "data of a highly confidential nature given the tax, financial, and/or personal nature of the data," according to the internal report. "A lot of sensitive data from many people is brought together." The tax office collected data from dozens of sources, registering not only personal data like address and age but also information about someone's partner, the start date of the relationship, the partner's nationality, and how often someone logged into the tax system to submit objections. The database also registered information about income, assets, debt, how many cars someone owns, investments, etc.

Leniency for corporations, PM Rutte on a personal lobby mission for tax credits stockholders Unilever and former Royal Dutch Shell. Sending Shell off with another €175 million subsidy. Has no shame.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 14th, 2023 at 02:29:58 PM EST
Gerrit Zalm: budgets austerity and the Victory Boogie Woogie

Gerrit Zalm (54) will go down in history as the longest-serving minister of finance ever. The VVD member held that position from 1994 - although there was a brief interruption in 2002.

His name will forever be linked to the Salmon Standard. The budget rule that, as Zalm revealed yesterday in the Buitenhof TV program, he had included in the new budget for next year immediately after taking office. According to Zalm, he introduced the new budget system without other political parties or Prime Minister Kok knowing about it.


Zalm acted on the border of what is permissible when, in 1997, without the knowledge of the House of Representatives, he had the Dutch Bank donate around 50 million euros for the purchase of Mondriaan's painting Victory Boogie Woogie. The House reprimanded him and Prime Minister Kok, who was aware of the purchase, and this time did not settle for his always generous smile.

Danske CEO bows out over Dutch ABN Amro money laundering inquiry

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 14th, 2023 at 02:49:48 PM EST
France's Carrefour puts up 'shrinkflation' warning signs | BBC News |

In France, biological food is taking a hit ...

France pushes for more factory farming in food U-turn | The Guardian |

Comments by agriculture minister Marc Fesneau seem to signal shift away from focus on organic produce as shoppers choose cheaper meat

France is urging its farmers to produce more cut-price meat in a major U-turn on factory farming, with inflation hammering demand for organic pork, beef and chicken.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 14th, 2023 at 05:48:22 PM EST
Tunisian authorities denial of MEP access demands strong EU response | The Left |

The Left in the European Parliament condemns Tunisia's decision to deny entry to the official delegation of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee. 

In an unprecedented move since the revolution in 2011, the Tunisian authorities show no respect for democracy. This attitude is extremely dangerous especially in the context of the migration deal agreed with the EU, to which the Left has constantly been demanding an end. 

This visit was intended to be a follow-up to a Foreign Affairs Committee fact-finding mission to Tunisia in April 2022, which had already raised concerns about political backsliding in Tunisia on democratic standards and human rights.

The five MEPs taking part in the mission were supposed to have meetings with NGOs, trade unions and opposition leaders, and to assess the EU-Tunisia migration deal.

The agreement is a "blank check" for Tunisia, which will get EU money in exchange for preventing migrants from entering the EU. The funds have no additional human rights clauses, usually attached to the EU foreign aid, despite mounting evidence of pushbacks and violence against migrants. 

Iratxe García to von der Leyen: The Tunisia Memorandum is a mistake and must be withdrawn

Further reading ...

MEPs refused entry to Tunisia two months after signing of migration deal | The Guardian |

Mark Rutte, Ursula Von der Leyen, Kais Saied and Giorgia Meloni in Tunis in July, when the pact was signed.

The deal with the EU on migration has been highly controversial. It was criticised as recently as Wednesday by the charity Médecins Sans Frontières, which said it would make the bloc "directly complicit in the ongoing abuse and deaths of people trapped in the country".

MSF rejects EU funding in protest at refugee deal | The Guardian - 17 June 2016 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 14th, 2023 at 06:54:45 PM EST
In 2012, a majority in Parliament thought that benefit recipients could be tracked and harshly punished by wrongdoing [rhetoric and public opinion during austerity policy by Rutte I - II]

Diederik Samsom must apologize at the start of his interrogation before the parliamentary inquiry committee on Fraud Policy and Services. For environmental reasons, Samsom, who is involved in European climate policy in Brussels, works 'paperless' on an iPad that is not allowed in the interrogation room. He does not have the documents in front of him and he has to do it 'from memory', he says. But that does not stop the PvdA member from questioning the memory of his former coalition partner Mark Rutte.

Samsom calls it 'complete nonsense' that Rutte said in an interrogation about the benefits affair in 2020 that there was a 'straight line' between the tough fraud policy of Rutte I and the subsequent cabinet with the PvdA. On the contrary ...

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 14th, 2023 at 07:24:41 PM EST
No opposition to the Old Man except for comment from Mitt Romney.

Trump now leading Biden in the mother of all polls ...


With a number of headaches ...

  • Stalemate in Ukraine proxy war
  • Indictment proceeding son Hunter Biden
  • Republican witch-hunt seeking a case for impeachment
  • Republicans holding out on US Government spending
  • Today the solid backers of Joe have decided to go on strike ...

    United Auto Workers (UAW) go on strike against Ford, GM, Stellantis | CBS News |

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 15th, 2023 at 09:13:06 AM EST
    I work in a supermarket and see how desperate some shoplifters are. My heart goes out to them

    I have seen shoplifting by people from a large cross-section of society. From those who turn up in good quality shoes and clothing, and calmly load their unpaid-for haul into their car boot; to people whose attire suggests they are living rough and are so starving they wolf down a sandwich taken from the fridge while they're still in the store.

    At the top of the shoplifting "hierarchy" are the professionals who look as though they make a good living from stealing. They wear big coats with roomy pockets that can conceal prime cuts of meat, and carry bags in which to stuff expensive bottles of alcohol. They know how to outwit the checkout scans, the security guards and anyone else standing in their way. This group are the most difficult to catch.

    Then there are people with addiction problems who focus on stealing high value items they can sell to fund their habit. Their demeanour means they may be spotted by staff and security guards, and challenged.

    At the bottom of the shoplifting pyramid are those who are living in dire poverty and are ravenously hungry. Their focus is less on stealing high-value items and more on urgently filling their empty stomachs. I spent a period street-homeless several years ago, so I know what it feels like to be hungry and have no means of getting a meal. Sometimes when someone is caught stealing a low-value item such as bread and are clearly hungry, another shopper who witnesses them being caught offers to pay for the stolen item.

    I have never seen anyone prosecuted for shoplifting in all my time working in supermarkets. If we call the police they ask us if anyone has been stabbed.

    A rise in shoplifting has Australian supermarkets ramping up surveillance

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 15th, 2023 at 09:33:24 PM EST
    More minor girls suspected of crimes in Netherlands, mostly shoplifting | NL Times |

    The number of girls suspected of shoplifting increased by 70 percent with the 2022 final data. Despite the increase, the group of boys considered suspects was still somewhat larger, according to the report.

    Girls made up nearly half of all suspected shoplifters. Those under 18 who were suspected of crimes such as domestic burglary and weapons-related offenses were almost entirely boys.

    In 2022, there were a total of 6,200 underage suspects of shoplifting. That is 2,200 more than in 2021 and also sets a peak for the past decade. According to the researchers, the sharp increase compared to 2021 is partly due to the closing of shops during the coronavirus crisis.

    Rutte IV: Counteracting poverty key theme of caretaker cabinet budget | Dutch News |

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 15th, 2023 at 09:39:06 PM EST
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    Parliament Speaker alleges Deputy Head of Ukrainian military intelligence "exposed again" in "organising unrest" in Georgia | Agenda Georgia |

    Shalva Papuashvili, the Georgian Parliament Speaker, on Monday said Giorgi Lortkipanidze, the country's former Deputy Interior Minister under the United National Movement Government who currently serves as the Deputy Head of the Ukrainian military intelligence, had been "exposed for the second time" in "organising an unrest" in Georgia. 

    The official's comment came following a statement by the Georgian State Security Service earlier during the day, which said it had uncovered a plan by former officials of the UNM authorities to cause "civil unrest" and overthrow the country's Government using a "Euromaidan scenario" this fall.

    Along with Lortkipanidze, who in 2021 was charged in Tbilisi for helping former President Mikheil Saakashvili illegally cross the border from Ukraine to Georgia, the body said it had identified Mikheil Baturin, a former member of the security detail of Saakashvili and Mamuka Mamulashvili, the commander of the Georgian Legion fighting in the ongoing Ukraine war, behind the alleged scheme. 

      Giorgi Lortkipanidze, who is Georgian by origin, but non-Georgian in his soul and heart, is trying to change the situation in the country. He has been exposed for the second time in organising conspiracies against Georgia", Papuashvili said, and alleged Ukraine had "become a shelter for Georgian criminals in high positions". 

    Papuashvili also slammed unspecified representatives of the domestic opposition for questioning the Security Service's investigation while "trusting and cooperating" with intelligence agencies "of a foreign state". 

    He claimed it was "obvious" even without the latest investigation that a part of the domestic opposition and non-governmental organisations were "engaged in anti-state actions targeted against Georgia's European integration" and were "staging confrontations" to "overthrow the current Government". 

    'Sapere aude'
    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 18th, 2023 at 04:53:23 PM EST
    Chief of Odesa regional police bows out | LB News - Nov. 7, 2016 |

    Giorgi Lortkipanidze wished good luck to his colleagues and said he believed in the future of Ukraine and Odessa.

    After year and a half since my appointment as head of the Odesa police, I decided to leave his post," Lortkipanidze said in a farewell video address posted on the department's website on 7 November.

    He wished his fellow police officers good luck and said he believed in a better future of Odesa and Ukraine.

    was appointed the head of police of the Odesa region in June 2015, weeks after the appointment of Mikhail Saakashvili as head of the region.

    Saakashvili has developed tense relationship with Interior Minister Arsen Avakovn. In December, at a meeting of the National Council for Reforms the two officials got to loggerheads in the presence of President Poroshenko, and the minister threw a plastic cup with water at the governor.

    In February, several departments of Odesa police were subordinated directly to the minister.

    In response, Lortkipanidze described those departments as the main source of corruption.

    'Sapere aude'
    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 18th, 2023 at 04:54:25 PM EST
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    US Media Acknowledges Ukrainian Origin Of Deadly Strike | MofA |

    The New York Times is finally acknowledging that the September 6 deadly impact of a missile in the center of Kostiantynivka was caused by a Ukrainian missile: Evidence Suggests Ukrainian Missile Caused Market Tragedy.

    One wonders what took them so long.

      The Sept. 6 missile strike on Kostiantynivka in eastern Ukraine was one of the deadliest in the country in months, killing at least 15 civilians and injuring more than 30 others. The weapon's payload of metal fragments
       [BUK missile] struck a market, piercing windows and walls and wounding some victims beyond recognition.

      Less than two hours later, President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Russian "terrorists" for the attack, and many media outlets followed suit.

    The New York Times was of course one of those media outlets that had spread Zelenski's lies.

    "heartbreaking shot out of kostiantynivka, ukraine" Ian Bremmer

    It is a good war ... no peace, no diplomacy, no negotiations with war criminal Putin. God NATO Be With Us.

    Signed Podolyak ... UA ended early negotiations at the request of Boris Johnson in complot with Joe and Jens.

    Former NATO General Sir Richard Shirreff: Western self-deterrence only prolongs Ukraine war | Conflict Zone |

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 21st, 2023 at 07:10:16 AM EST
    Consequences for Shakhtar U-19 Ukrainian footballer who escaped to Russia are named

    As reported by OBOZ.UA, Shakhtar Donetsk youth team midfielder Oleksandr Rosputko disappeared after the UEFA Youth League 2nd round match against Antwerp. The 19-year-old native of Horlivka was not on the plane on which the Shakhtar players were returning to Ukraine from Belgium.

    A possible draft dodger for a U.S. proxy war in Ukraine ...

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Oct 14th, 2023 at 08:27:23 PM EST

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