Chirp Chirp – 05 June 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 05 June 2021

As the world approaches the 32nd anniversary of Tiananmen Square, much interest will focus on the image & the person known as Tankman. The censorship is very reminiscent of the Jurassic Park adage: “Life will find a way”. Through censorship Beijing has made this image larger in history, than it was in reality.

BTW, what ever happened to the tank driver?

Chirp Chirp – 03 June 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 03 June 2021

Piracy continues off west Africa. Look for Europe and/or NATO to assist, but they should also pull in NATO partner Colombia which conducts more maritime interdiction operations, than almost any other country.

Congratulations to Finland’s Neste and to the UK’s Heathrow airport for beginning to use sustainable jet fuel which cuts greenhouse emissions by more than 70%.

It could be that the unintended consequences of the air piracy by Belarus is to strengthen the North Atlantic Alliance and revalidate the raison d’etre of NATO. Well played by Minsk & Moscow.

Chirp Chirp – 31 May 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 31 May 2021

Have taken note of another RyanAir flight that was diverted for an unscheduled stop this time in Germany. Makes one wonder if Belarus or the Bear are trying to build a case for diversions. Nice try. The more countries & their leadership argue that the diversion to Minsk was proper, the more credibility they lose.

In Russia’s Tyumen region 15 forest fires and one (01) landscape fire have broken out because of unusually hot weather. Governments must move at the speed of crisis and stop moving at the speed of bureaucracy.

Chirp Chirp – 09 May 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 09 May 2021

The COVID crisis in India worsens. The World should come together. Each country willing to help should be assigned a state or a territory and be the sole provider of PPE, Testing, ventilators, oxygen and vaccines. This will curtail corruption & accelerate delivery.

As almost 200 fishing ships close in on a reef (Juan Felipe) claimed by the Philippines, one wonders how much Beijing cares of the environment for real, as it continues to support over fishing, here and in the Eastern Pacific.

Chirp Chirp – 06 March 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 06 March 2021

The boys in Beijing call for widespread use of Mandarin in Mongolia. Is this a not-so-subtle attempt to acquire and occupy another country through Linguistics?

Lessons Learned? Or Lesson observed? From Belarus to Burma, current and future authoritarian regimes are waiting & watching to see how the #UN and other pro democratic countries will respond to protect the Human Rights of the citizens in these countries. Or could it be that Beijing & Moscow lack the global power hey project?

Chirp Chirp – 06 February 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 06 February 2021

The not-so-quiet, quiet purge continues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as elements of the Kabila Regime are either rounded up or removed. This is now attracting Human Rights organizations and other African watchers.

The Bear makes a big and significant strategic blunder by PNGing European Diplomats from Germany, Poland, and Sweden who were executing their responsibilities under the Vienna Convention. Rather than dividing Europe, Russia’s emotional response just united Europe.

Are the overnight actions (aka Coup) in Myanmar of detaining civilian political leaders, the first test by the boys in Beijing, of the Biden-Harris Administration?

Chirp Chirp – 30 January 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 30 January 2021

Eyes are watching what transpires in Myanmar to see how many people of the military are honorable & will obey the will of the people. The future will hold a very fundamental question: is it about reconciliation & reconstruction or revenge?

And while no one was looking Vanuatu detains fishing ships from China and a yacht from Russia operating in their waters. Congratulations for protecting your identity and the sovereignty of your people.

Chirp Chirp – 25 January 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 25 January 2021

UNESCO reports that 2/3 of the 2020 school year will be lost to COVID19. Perhaps this will accelerate both innovation and global adoption of changes in education, driven by technology, so children can learn and colleges can produce a job ready workforce, for a change.

Scientists report that over the past 30 years an estimated 28 trillion (yes trillion) tons of ice has melted on the planet, with a melt rate 57% faster than it was 30 years ago. This will affect everyone. Act now, discuss later.

Chirp Chirp – 24 January 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 24 January 2021

According to research conducted by AU, UNICEF and EU 48% of young people feel left out of political decisions that affect them, 91% would like to have more of a say, perhaps it’s time to use tech to create participatory governance.

Goods are on the move, as an incident in a north Pacific storm, draws attention to wholesalers restocking inventory. Note: 45 vessels were anchored & waiting off Long Beach & Los Angeles, compared to 32 wtd.

Chirp Chirp – 21 January 2021

Twitter Logo

Chirp Chirp – 21 January 2021

Taiwanese scientists are reporting that approximately 33% of their island’s coral reefs are being cooked by warming waters. Time to act is now.

Attacks by pirates grow by around 20% in West Africa in the Gulf of Guinea. The time has come for expeditionary maritime forces to sail to the Gulf to help train and protect maritime vessels.