Rocket Man versus Dotard Dude

Seems Trump has found his match, or at least a match. Mr. Kim responded to all the insults and threats which are the only things Trump seems to be able to dish out. Trump’s rants and raves finally provoked a personal response.

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Rock solid?

Hudson’s Bay (HBC) recently opened the first two of its fifteen planned Dutch department stores.

It acquired prime locations in the country’s main towns, after Dutch retail chain V&D was declared bankrupt. HBC already operates in Germany and Belgium. Despite this expansion, analysts and others wonder how rock solid HBC and its foothold in Europe are. Continue reading

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Smart

A while ago, one Kellyanne warned the world about smart microwaves. Like towers and houses, these could be bugged.

Apparently, it was no longer smart to talk in kitchens, utility and dining rooms. Turned out, it’s not smart to talk in restaurants either; especially the ones near the New York Times and Washington Post.

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How about cleaning up?

Some media are in dramatic over-drive. Take CNN: it just posted on Facebook that the spirits of Irma’s victims are broken. Yet other media show resilient victims cleaning up, salvaging what can be salvaged, already working at rebuilding.

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Just in case you missed it …

Just in case you missed it: another European election took place this week. Norwegians had a chance to vote, yesterday. The country is no EU-member. Like a few other countries, it belongs to the special European Economic Area.

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Amazon tribe members slaughtered

The Independent just reported, members of a recently discovered Amazon tribe were slaughtered by gold prospectors. Brazilian federal prosecutors are investigating the massacre, after FUNAI reported the murders.

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Equifax hack

Having worked in IT and having had a bank account plundered somehow – personal data stolen – a few years ago, I’m interested in stories about identity theft and related subjects. Especially the ones deemed by experts in the field as hitting 10 on a range of one to ten.
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Germany next?

The subject had disappeared from the main pages, but has suddenly returned as a headline. Germany will have its election this month. Are Russian hackers at all interested?

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Double whammy?

While looters were busy and local police was reportedly photographed idly watching things … While a French minister observed the roughly 95% devastation on St Martin from the air … While Dutch troops are now marching in the streets on the Dutch part of the same island … Someone may secure a double whammy.

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The new apartheid

South Africa abolished it. Trump’s US adopts it. By now, the president’s various decisions are being dubbed “the new apartheid”, “the US version of apartheid“, or “the 21st century version of apartheid” by many on social media.

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