Chirp Chirp – 21 November 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 21 November 2020

While two successive hurricanes battered Colombia and Central America, a political hurricane appeared in Guatemala over a budget that saw reductions in health and education programs, prompting demonstrations followed by a call from the VP that he and the president should resign.

In Myanmar, the world waits to see what the military portion of the government will do, given the political party of Aung San Suu Kyi won an absolute majority in Parliament.

Chirp Chirp – 16 November 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 16 November 2020

In Myanmar, the people have spoken resoundingly in their election, by returning the political party of Aung San Suu Kyi an absolute majority in Parliament. Thus placing the ruling military government at risk. How this plays out will matter. This will make Beijing nervous.

15 countries sign the world’s largest trade agreement. Commerce creates, maintains and grows the middle class.

Chirp Chirp – 12 November 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 12 November 2020

Credit to Singapore which has created a new work visa for foreign executives of technology firms that will power future economic growth.

Something to think about. In the 1960s, Hurricanes making landfall in the US would lessen their intensity by 2/3s within 17 hours. Now they last longer and remain stronger on average of 34 hours.

In another example of the shift from the Cold War to a Hot Peace, stories indicate that Russia is contemplating building a naval base in Sudan.

Russian special forces arrive in Nargano Karabakh to separate forces from Armenia and Azerbaijan. It will be very interesting to unpack the origins of the most recent fighting and the roles played by Iran, Russia & Turkey. Could this have been a proxy war?

Chirp Chirp – 08 November 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 08 November 2020

Despite on-going multi-layered proxy wars, Libya’s daily oil production tops one (01) million barrels.

Lessons from “Downunder”, but will they be observed learned, implemented or placed next to the ark of the covenant in the warehouse and be forgotten? An Australian Commission has recommended that forecasts consider including the impacts from global climate change.

Chirp Chirp – 29 October 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 29 October 2020

We can probably all use some good news right about now, so from Downunder: Australian scientists have discovered a new healthy coral reef 1.5 kms long and 500 meters high, developing & prospering, near the Great Barrier Reef. GO Earth.

Helps to be an island. Taiwan has registered its 200th days without a COVID case. Thanks to a population which wears masks, washes its hands & socially distances, domestic transmission has stopped. Transmission by traveler remains a concern. Science matters. So does Public Health.

Chirp Chirp – 15 October 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 15 October 2020

Good news. Global CO2 emissions fell by 8.8% for the first 6 months of 2020, because of the COVID19 pandemic. While more needs to be done. This is really is good news.

Today in Thailand, freedom and democracy may be more revered than the monarchy. Something to watch. Something to definitely watch.

Chirp Chirp – 02 September 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 02 September 2020

Trade matters, because jobs matter. Even with our strongest allies trade matters. As do mutually beneficial safeguards.

One almost wonders if the announcement of a COVID19 vaccine by Moscow was really a crude attempt at deception and deflection away from the Navalny poisoning.

Chirp Chirp – 25 August 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 25 August 2020

Despite all the chaos in the world, the WHO will certify that Africa is Polio free, since it has been four (04) years since a single case has been reported. Congratulations to all the health care workers, their leadership and their enablers who made this possible.

Russia has practiced and learned what it needs to do to save and maintain a dictatorship through false and fraudulent elections, and will attempt to do that once again in Belarus. Just watch.

Beijing plans on launching four (04) satellites that will monitor the oceans over the next two (2) years, given the recent inappropriate and environmentally threatening behavior off of Ecuador’s Galapagos islands, one can only wonder what Beijing is really up to. This behavior hurts the people of China who care about the environment.

Chirp Chirp – 11 August 2020

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11 August 2020.  From Belarus to Venezuela, one only needs to watch the countries that align themselves with the decline of democracy and the ascendency of dictators. The former Iron Curtain of the Cold War is replaced by a Silicon Curtain of a Hot Peace, with new proxies & conflicts that deprive people of their rights & freedoms, until nothing is left.

Chirp Chirp – 10 August 2020

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10 August 2020.  As the pandemic information fog begins to lift across Asia and Europe, old tensions & contests will begin to reveal themselves, particularly since we have shifted from a Cold War to a Hot Peace, as proxy players operate instead of primary players on other continents under the pandemic.

The world will unite to help Lebanon, but will Lebanon be able to put its internal divides aside to mourn and reconstruct, or will the aid become weapons in another proxy contest. If the world can become Lebanese for a moment, perhaps Lebanon’s political leaders can, as well, and for longer.