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It's a sad week

This has been a terrible week, mankind has lost two great thinkers. First, Christopher Hitchens passed on and today, Václav Havel followed. Václav Havel, dissident, playwright, politician, leader, central figure of the Velvet Revolution. Few people have shaped post-Cold War Europe like he did. Few have been held in such …

This came in via Richard Dawkin's Twitter Channel

„RichardDawkins: Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don’t Watch Any News: Study – – – Huff Post Media – http://t.co/dZHwWU1T http://t.co/QEeujK2B“ —http://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/139865615656689664„ And some people keep wondering why sarcasm, despair and some light misanthropy are among my favourite hobbies…

Well, Armistice Day and Veterans Day

Today is Armistice Day. In the US it’s Veterans Day and Remembrace Day in the Commonwealth nations. In Germany it also marks (for reasons that have elduded me since forever) the beginning of the Carnival Season. It starts November 11th at 11:11 am (that is 11/11, 11:11) . Why I …

An important point – Steampunk style

I hope you are aware that slavery is still a very real problem on this planet in the 21st century. What’s even worse, there is quite a trade going on trafficking children. Children are trafficked for the explicit puposes of forced labour, prostitution and other forms of exploitation. To raise …