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Your odds to win at Bingo game boil down to the number of cards you’re playing divided by the total number of cards in play. If there are 100 cards in play, and you’re playing 5, your odds of winning are 5 in 100, or 1 in 20.

This is assuming 5 factors: 1) That no one is tampering with the balls, 2) none of the balls are damaged or dented, 3) the number picker is working correctly, 4) you’re perfectly eagle-eyed, and that 5) you’re not playing a progressive bingo game.

Printing money to satisfy growth of internal market is what Ben Franklin advised 3 centuries ago to help the colonies since they had the privilege of printing their own currency. When there is No growth anywhere, all that printing of worthless currencies (especially in colonial powers) to cover the expenses of Corona lockdown is the main factor that will hinder the resurgence of global trade.

Saudi Arabia earns $8.5 bn per year from pilgrims to Mecca, its second-biggest industry after oil (~$200 billion per year). (10 m x 12 m x 15 m): Dimensions of the Kaaba. 300 kg is the weight of the solid gold door on the Kaaba’s northeastern side, set 7 feet above the ground.

Image may contain: 1 person, text and closeup

Copies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold in its first week than the combined launch sales of all previous games in the series. It’s made the Switch as hot a commodity as toilet paper.

The After Corona trade will mostly be bartering goods among the adjacent countries.

The Corona principle: Il faut attendre l’âge óu on prend conscience que le present est plus interessant que le future

China managed to increase exports amid this pandemic. Shipments increased 3.5% last month, compared to the year before, driven mostly by exports to other Asian countries. And a double-digit drop in imports: Accumulating inventory of more foreign currencies?

Reuters reports that US officials drafted detailed plans—called the “Artemis Accords—that allows businesses to own any resources they might extract in the Moon

For half of a decade, photographer Alison Turner traveled around the United States, visually documenting bingo halls in small towns across America. “Each location I encountered brought in a true sense of community, complete with their own unique set of personalities and characters. A place where emotions of despair and hope come hand and hand throughout the night,” Turner writes.

Mosquito salivate disinfectant where they sting: Not because they don’t want to infect us, but in order Not to be infected themselves

Mosquito sting between two pain receptors: Not because they don’t want to hurt us, but because they need extra seconds to flee before we react violently

“Framing the increased flow of people fleeing war and poverty as a ‘migrant crisis‘ misses the point. It assumes that it is the arrival of these people, rather than the situations they are trying to escape, that is the problem.”

La haine contre le Capitalisme est demeuré théorique: La haine fut détournée sur l’ étranger, l’ apostat, le maitre, l’esclave, le pere, la mere…

We’re more often than Not unknowingly limited in our observations and knowledge, and what we consider within the realm of possibility can change rapidly under the right circumstances.  Example, spotting a Black swan.

The observation of a black swan has 3 attributes: it is an outlier; it has extreme impact; and that, despite its outlier status, people will come up with explanations for its occurrence after the fact.

Ministry of Solitude and isolation? A State institution encouraging and facilitating the job of municipalities to open centers for elderly people to meet and offer them tasks they still have the capability to perform.

Covid-19 purpose? Previous economics were virtual (financial bubble): lots of “worthless” currencies transferred any which way.  The current economics will be base on relations of real production and tangible collaterals. This virtual economy financial bubble needs now to be deflated.

All monarchs in the “Arabic world” are stooges to the USA and colonial powers. As long as their “personal dignity” is saved, “faites comme chez-vous”. Fortunately, Trump wiped all that and trampled the Saudi King, again and again, but the illusions of “dignity” are still strong.

Le germe du capitalism fut révélé’ au début du 18eme siècle: “Que vos vices demeurent prive’, et que vos conduites and opinions en publique soient “vertueuses”, en accord avec la morale dominante.” (Silent Majority)

En Occident, il est moralement plus correct d’aller en guerre que de résoudre un problème par le bakchich dans les pays sous-développé’

 

 

Breaking News: ‘There Is No Migrant Crisis’

In fact, the world is facing ‘a crisis of global injustice caused by war, poverty, and inequality,’ says Global Justice Now

Search the Internet for articles on the so-called “migrant crisis,” and half a million results pop up in a matter of seconds.

There’s just one problem: There is no such crisis.

“Framing the increased flow of people fleeing war and poverty as a ‘migrant crisis’ misses the point,” reads a new brief by Global Justice Now.

“It assumes that it is the arrival of these people, rather than the situations they are trying to escape, that is the problem.”

“A right that only exists for the rich it not a right at all.”
Alex Scrivener, Global Justice Now

“What we call a ‘migrant crisis,’ is actually a crisis of global injustice caused by war, poverty, and inequality,” said Global Justice Now director Nick Dearden, introducing a new briefing that draws attention to the multiple crises that are actually forcing people to relocate and calls for “free movement for everyone.”

Published Monday, the briefing—Migrant Crisis or Poverty Crisis? Why Free Movement is Vital in the Battle for Global Justice (pdf)—lays blame at the feet of overlapping root causes including:

  • Poverty and economic inequality;
  • War and conflict;
  • Climate change;
  • Unfair trade deals; and
  • Colonialism, “or at least the long term legacy of it.”

“Framing the increased flow of people fleeing war and poverty as a ‘migrant crisis’ misses the point,” the document reads. “It assumes that it is the arrival of these people, rather than the situations they are trying to escape, that is the problem.”

In turn, cracking down on the migrants themselves is “not the solution,” Global Justice Now declares.

“Rich countries, with the help of the highly profitable security industry, have tried their best to use cruel migration controls, fences, walls and even guns to force people to accept lives of violence and destitution,” the briefing says. ”

This is not the solution. No matter how high the walls of Fortress Europe become, the only way to solve this problem is to deal with its root causes.”

Dearden added: “To demonize those making a rational choice on the part of themselves, their family and their community, obscures the truth. Migration is bringing those of us in Europe face to face with the reality of the brutal and unjust world our leaders have constructed.”

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), an estimated 184,887 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Spain. At least 1,357 have died in the same time period.

Instead of “pulling up the drawbridge,” Global Justice Now calls for governments to work toward freedom of movement, supported by “properly funded public services” and “decent employment laws,” among other things.

Not to do so amounts to “apartheid on a global scale,” said Alex Scrivener, the author of the briefing and GJN policy officer.

“It’s unacceptable that people from rich countries are free to go almost anywhere in the world while people from the global south are denied freedom of movement, even when they are fleeing war and extreme poverty,” Scrivener argued. “A right that only exists for the rich it not a right at all. There’s one rule for ‘expat’ Europeans and North Americans and another for the rest of the world.”

The Global Justice Now briefing also calls for an end to immigration detention as soon as possible.

On Saturday, simultaneous protests took place at more than a dozen immigrant detention centers across the UK and in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Iceland.

A mass “Refugees Welcome” rally is planned for May 25 in London, while the UK-based Stand Up to Racism coalition is organizing a major aid convoy to the Calais camp in France in conjunction with trade unions, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, and others beginning June 18.

Note: During WWII and afterward, thousands of Europeans had to flee to Syria. The US funded the refugee camps.


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