Edmund Burke was Wrong – Freedom Does Not Require Supervision

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Freedom does not require Supervision. Passion is not a bad thing. We need a better socio-political business model. If only we could emulate the Swiss.

Freedom is Not a Right – Freedom is a Responsibility

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Freedom is not a Right. Freedom is a Responsibility. It requires our constant vigilance. Many have died before to make sure we don't have to. Unfortunately, most people take Freedom for granted. And that is a Recipe for trouble.

Why War Crimes Are Never Punished

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Do You want to make sure that war crimes and mass murder don’t occur at regular intervals? Easy breezy. Punish their moral authors. Punish them capitally. Punish them publicly. And punish them wherever and whenever you can. But for the love of humanity, don’t let the murdering bastards who pulled the trigger get away with … Continue reading Why War Crimes Are Never Punished

Tourism and Capitalism – The Case of Romania and Bulgaria

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Funny thing just occurred to me while I was taking a course on PRINCE2, which is a Project Management matrix. The course is very interesting but also extremely dry. Think Gobi dessert or the Sahara and Kalahari combined - that dry. Yuck! Anyway, while I was taking notes on the seventh principle of PRINCE2, 'learning … Continue reading Tourism and Capitalism – The Case of Romania and Bulgaria

The Problem with Discipline

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Discipline breeds monsters. That is the general rule. And like all generalizations, there are plenty of exceptions to it. But as a rule, discipline turns people into machines. And machines are not human, by definition. Case in point - The Dirty Dozen (1967) You see the guy who is looking at the camera. That guy … Continue reading The Problem with Discipline

What came before the Big Bang?

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I am a deeply religious man. I know, it's shocking. Especially in our day and age, when the very act of having faith is as dangerous and risky as denying the existence of God was up until 200 years ago. Oh, let me qualify my statement. I believe in a God, the creator of this … Continue reading What came before the Big Bang?

The Burden of Truth – How Covid-19 Made Us All Morons

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I love the Sex Pistols. How can you not love them? I mean look at their lyrics. God save the queenThe fascist regimeThey made you a moronA potential H bombSex Pistols, God Save the Queen, 1977. They were not just very aware of the British political climate in the 1970s. They were also prescient, to … Continue reading The Burden of Truth – How Covid-19 Made Us All Morons

The Cold War – Chapter 1: The Berlin Wall

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East and West German police faceoff before the Wall went up. The Berlin Wall effectively separated the two German states between August 1961 and November 1989. The Soviets did not lose the Cold War in 1989, in 1990 or even in 1991. They lost the war on 13 August 1961. That was the day when … Continue reading The Cold War – Chapter 1: The Berlin Wall

The Story of My Life – Chapter 1

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I was born on a cold December day in the Year of Our Lord 1979, in Bucharest, Romania. The day I was born, the 19th, USSR Secretary General Leonid Brezhnev had just instructed the Red Army to invade Afghanistan to effect regime change. So, one can say I came into this world during interesting times. … Continue reading The Story of My Life – Chapter 1

Which is the best canton to live in Switzerland?

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The other day a friend was asking me which European country I would recommend him to immigrate to. Without the slightest hesitation, I told him to go settle in the Swiss Confederation (Confoederatio Helvetica). To my surprise, he followed through by asking me which canton or region I had in mind, given that he spoke … Continue reading Which is the best canton to live in Switzerland?

The Extraordinary Journey of a Meat Lover towards eating less meat

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First off, admit it. You all thought I was gonna say that I was turning vegetarian. Gotcha! I gotta say I was quite tempted to go full vegetarian especially after building a nice firepit in the backyard and abusing the mititei output of the said grill. Although I did come very close to being quite … Continue reading The Extraordinary Journey of a Meat Lover towards eating less meat

The Abridged Story of the Swiss Square Flag

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Normal national colours are rectangular and let's put it this way... peaceful. That is not the case with the Swiss national colours. Here follows the extraordinary journey of the Swiss flag. Depicted: the Swiss Pantone 485 C Red. The approved colour of the Swiss Confederation's flag. Our story begins in the Middle Ages, up in … Continue reading The Abridged Story of the Swiss Square Flag

My Proustian flow of consciousness

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Today I am going to break one of my self-imposed rules. Today, I will be all heart. Today, I won't try to be a brainiac. Funny thing, when you google 'brainiac', you find out "he is a super-intelligent alien being from the planet Colu who has fought Superman." Who knew? Who cares? Now that we … Continue reading My Proustian flow of consciousness

About Job Interviews

My wife received a job posting that asked for candidates “who are able to hit the ground running.” She casually applied for this job. She was selected and during the interview, she jocularly responded “I can certainly hit the ground running. The only thing is I will require medical assistance and a stretcher once I … Continue reading About Job Interviews