Muddling through

Jacob Gelt Dekker

When asked about his general policy in WW II, Churchill answered that he followed the K.M.T policy. “And what Sir, may that K.M.T-policy be?” asked the visiting general. “It is this,” replied Churchill to: “Keep Muddling Through.” Muddle through, according to Webster, is to achieve a degree of success without much planning or effort. A fresh More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Anti-aging

A 35-year-old overweight lady caused some commotion at the check-out counter of a supermarket when she tried to pay for a few bottles of antioxidants with a Food Stamps Debit Card.  Antioxidants? Do they still More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Hundred years misled

“The secret of the proletariat, “ Karl Marx once said, “ is that it bears within it the destruction of bourgeois society.” But the destruction of the bourgeoisie by the proletariat did not happen. The proletariat More...

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By Edition On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, was born in 1755, on the Caribbean island of Nevis, at that time, a tropical hellhole by all accounts. In 1727, a minister of the More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Caribbean Generational Poverty

Last year, the World Bank published a report on chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. One out of every five Latin Americans—about 130 million people—have never known anything but poverty, according More...

Poker
By Edition On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Dogs

A strange man insists that his dog has learned to play poker. Teachìng the animal was a long process. First, Rover had to learn the suìts: hearts, diamonds, and so forth; then, the numbers and face cards. Finally More...

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By Edition On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Wooly mammoth

Baleen whale and wooly mammoth fossil bones, dredges from the bottom of the Wester Schelde, the Netherlands, are radioactive.   Supposedly, leaks of fuel rod material of the nuclear plants at Borssele( Netherlands)  More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Jonas

Jonas---the Prophet who spent three days and nights in the belly of a giant fish--- set up shelter on a hill slope overlooking the city of Nineveh. Jonas waited for the obliteration of the wicked city by God’s More...

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By Edition On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Serious business

Friday was Nomination Day in Curaçao (see related story) and it’s interesting to see how many candidates are on lists of different parties than the ones with which they ran only five months ago. This should remove More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Truthiness

“Truthiness (Stephen Colbert, 2005) comes from the gut,” not from facts—“the truth we want to exist,” that feels right. Truthiness is alternative facts, fake news. “Pizzagate,” was such a fake news More...