Glenn Gould was born to play Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor. Enough said.
If you have a doctor, keep them. If you don't, start working out. I did. It pays.
Money isn't Everything - Health Care Professionals who are in it for money won't heal patients. Altruists and knowledge-driven doctors are our best bet.
Drugs are good. Guns are bad. Unless they are government guns. Those are good. Life is Manichean. Things can be both good and evil. Banning something is never good. It ignores this simple fact of life to our own peril.
“How did it come to this? That’s the question that would be on everyone’s mind had a nuclear war occurred and hundreds or thousands of nuclear weapons been used. Had a full-scale nuclear war broken out, especially after about the late 1960s,* we would still be trying to recover today. Hundreds of the world’s most … Continue reading Why Our Society is Heading Straight for the Precipice
I was watching Dexter and a thought occurred to me. I realized that one must be very careful if they want to die of old age in this wicked world of ours. At any point, a disturbed person, a thief, rapist or murderer may be lurking in the shadows or in the sunlight, without us … Continue reading Our lives are in constant and immediate danger
Where there is a will, there is a way. Addiction and healthy living are the two sides of the coin. All one has to do is flip it.
Anarchy is the lack of tyrannical government. It means freedom for all, all of the time. People are meant to be free to decide their lives, entirely by themselves.
What would you fight and die for? Where is your line in the sand? Like ancient Christian martyrs, each of us is endowed with Free Will. But unlike them we are Afraid to use our faculties and stand for something. History often teaches us a Lesson. It speaks volumes . But we seldom listen. Perhaps we need to start listening...
Tyranny is foreign to free individuals. The people do not need leaders or hierarchical power structures. We can work together because we have to. Power structures are destructive and harmful to all societies.
How a good actor managed to become the President of Ukraine and how playing a role and reading a script won't save his country from War.
The historical context of the Ukrainian-Russian War of 2022. A quick view of the major actors. Why we are currently in the middle of the Second Cold War.
World peace is unravelling at an unprecedented pace. War devastates Ukraine brought about by superpowers unwilling to understand the stakes. Our lives hang in the balance while world leaders continue their bellicose rhetoric. People die in a power struggle that threatens to undo our civilization.
Our misguided sense of entitlement will be the end of us. Our clientelistic relation with Government will spell our doom. Nothing good can come from a subservient position.
The Romanian 1989 Revolution was of the People, for the People, with the People. The forces of Neo-Communism appropriated the Revolution, destroyed its Ideals, and arrested Romania's development as a Free and Just Nation. Ion Iliescu and the former Securitate officers and informants must answer for their crimes against humanity and the Romanian nation.
What is Love? Love is the absence of Loneliness!
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.
We need to take Personal Responsibility for the fate of our children and be ready to sacrifice for their sake. A coward dies many times, while a brave one only once.
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.
Zinoviev was the first to see the Truth. The Cold War is not over. The West may have won the hearts and minds of the Easterners. But like Montezuma’s revenge, the Ideological War is still with us, and likely to upend the Historical Winner.
Criminality is an inherited state. The biggest criminal Is the State. Here’s why…
Cryptocurrency: the latest fad. What it means to the hoi polloi? Why building a computer is hindered by the scalpers buying GPUs right, left and center to mine cryptocurrency on their digital farms. Why financial bubbles burst? The folly of cupidity.
Social Meetings at Work are as dangerous as kicking a lion in the butt and then slapping him and expecting him to play nice afterwards.
The Clash of Ideas Generates Solutions.
Where I reveal my political beliefs, creed, and legacy.
On Guns and Choices: the historical record shows states are more violent than people. How come governments advocate for civilian gun control when people should restrict government firearms instead?
It's a dog eat dog out there. Why is this so? And who's to blame?
Justice is Mankind's Supreme Argument in its fight to ensure not just Its Survival but its Progress. If you care to know more, step right in.
Do we Change with the Times or do we Resist the Times? That is the question now.
Why the State and not Humanity is Obsolete! If you want to know more, step right in!
Should we get immunized against Covid-19 or not? That is the Question Now!
Power politics has failed us. We need to take the power back and dilute it! Any power concentration is bad. History teaches us valuable lessons. We need to open our eyes and listen to the voices of our Ancestors. Nothing is really New.
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
Why the Current Political System is Broken and what we can do to Fix It. Direct democracy can save us. We must educate ourselves and fight extremism.
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
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
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?
A blog about family, home, yearning after the long gone past.
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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