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The Models, The Photographer And The Gutter Press

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 30, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Everyone who enters the limelight in one form or another, either willingly or otherwise, has to be prepared to face both the serious world of publicity and the dirty-minded, pathetic, grab-a-story for money world of the mass-market press. One phrase in the Daily Mail’s report on the holiday antics of Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez […]

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There’s Something Foul

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 29, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Shakespeare wrote: Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. The same can be said of the town of Linburg an der Lahn or, to be more accurate, in the Bishopric. Massive renovations for unheard of sums of money have been carried out, and all on the order of the Bishop, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst. Nothing […]

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Hope Is Not Enough

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 20, 2014 in News & Opinion |

There are two main questions floating around the mysterious disappearance of MH370 – the airplane which vanished about a fortnight ago in mid-flight – where has it gone and why can no one find it? At least, these are the two main questions being asked on the Internet, what the families of those lost with […]

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The Status Symbol Today

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 14, 2014 in News & Opinion |

There was a time, not all that long ago, when a status symbol was something which indicated a person’s position in society, whether they had money, fame or were well-educated. These material possessions were used to show others that this person had achieved a certain position in society, that they had a certain standing, moved […]

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Upskirt Solutions

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 8, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Sometimes legislators do work quickly. Sometimes they really do see a need for a piece of legislation to benefit the public and work together to make it a fact of law. Rare, but it happens. Rare too that opposing parties are able to agree on something and work together to make it happen. If only […]

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Upskirt Technicalities

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 6, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Some people claim that the way a woman dresses is an incitement in itself, especially if they are following a certain fashion. Some people claim that a woman leads on those men who attack her, especially if she is dressed in a certain way. Bow a Massachusetts court has confirmed what many of us have […]

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Social Reality

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 28, 2014 in News & Opinion |

If there is one thing you cannot overlook in the States at the moment, it is the number of Feel Good videos surfacing where a father, brother, mother or sister serving in the forces appears unexpectedly at some public event to surprise their families. Servicemen and women jumping out of boxes, throwing the ball in […]

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Facing Mortality

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 26, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Jane Fonda is, apparently, scared of dying. I suspect that many people share much the same feeling, that they must, sooner or late, leave this small planet and take the inevitable step beyond life into an unknown or non-existent future. Death is something we all have in common, no matter who we are, where we […]

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Which War?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 25, 2014 in News & Opinion |

Sometimes it is hard to differentiate between one war and another. Haven’t we seen so many in the last few decades, since the (two) war(s) to end all wars? So much so that it is easy to get confused about what is being discussed. Take this small excerpt from a CNN video report by Bill […]

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Borderline Child Pornography

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 18, 2014 in News & Opinion |

The German press is full of the latest scandal to hit political circles: a well thought of politician has been accused of purchasing child pornography from a Canadian company and accusations are flying in all directions. There are three main threads to this story. In the first we have the politician himself: accused of purchasing […]

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