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A 32-year-long view on the US by a regular European guy

In 1988 (32 years ago) I went on a student’s exchange to the US, to Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, Minnesota. In the late 1980’s everybody in my class thought of the US as the big brother of Western Europe. The big kid that would always protect us. Around this time, …

From the bottom of my heart…

My most sincere and also relieved congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.May you find the strength to heal your country and restore the good name of the USA in the world.

Four words every terrorist should heed

Yesterday, another terrorist took the lives of innocents. Again, the little puddle of genetic waste was motivated by a selfish interpretation of religion. This time, it happened in Vienna. I love Vienna. A citizen of Vienna who witnessed the attack has uttered the best four words that should be said …

Project Stoicism: That is tyranny, not government

The Roman philosopher Epictetus had something to say about what differentiates government from tyranny, as Massimo Pigliucci points out here in another excellent stoic meditations podcast, listen and contemplate: I can only agree. Right now we see tyranny in what used to be the greatest democracy on the planet, ruled …

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Listen to General Dwight D Eisenhower – Historical Recording, June 6th 1944

Today, 76 years ago, Operation Overlord started. The largest military operation by forces the current (and I use the term loosely) President of the United States would describe as “Terrorist ANTIFA”. This is an original recording by the Supreme Commander Allied Forces Europe, General and later President of the United …

Justin Trudeau kneels during anti-racism protest in Ottawa

I just leave this here.Thank you, George Takei for sharing this.This is a video, click the image, the video will play on Twitter. Justin Trudeau kneels during anti-racism protest in Ottawa. Amazing. https://t.co/Ei2uTBkW8d — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 5, 2020 And yes, the story is legitimate. This is Justin Trudeau, …

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Review: Rana Ahmad – Frauen dürfen hier nicht träumen

Two things first, this is not a work of fiction I am going to review, this is an autobiography/ the story of the author’s escape from a life in an oppressive and repressive regime, and it is not available in English. I really hope it will be very soon, though, …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #59 – Geek in quarantine edition (pants optional)

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean59Covid.mp3Podcast (aethercast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:47 — 12.4MB) | EmbedBeing stuck at home as a geeky introvert is not that bad. It’s basically what I trained for my entire life… Here are some thoughts and personal survival tips regarding the current situation and these are some …

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Apollo 11 – 50 years later the Earth is flat

50 years ago yesterday, Apollo 11 lifted off on its way to bring the first humans to the moon. A lot of things have happened since then, science has progressed, we now have a colony on the moon, the first men have stepped on Mars! The future of space travel …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #55: Horrors of both Education and a Lack of Education

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean56.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:13 — 13.2MB) | EmbedThe last week has seen some stunning displays of ignorance by various politicians (to nobody’s surprise) and I have personally struggled with an astonishing lack of knowledge in certain areas in my favourite class. Today’s episode of the …