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Single Digit (Millionaires) And Justice

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on November 1, 2016 in Immoral Conversations |

It is sometimes hard to understand the apparently blind, irrational stupidity of some of the things we get to hear and read these days. I have no doubt such matters were common in the days before the Internet, but they come out even more now, and give us all pause to think and reflect. I’m […]

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The Saddest Side Of American Politics

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 15, 2016 in Immoral Conversations |

As many will possibly have noticed, the bulk of the news stories coming out of the election campaigns in the United States are about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as they are the forerunners in the charge towards the White House. Now and then you’ll see something about […]

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Moving To A Cashless Society

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 21, 2016 in News & Opinion |

Hot news since the turn of the millennium, and still no real move towards implementation: the Cashless Society. Once again the idea of a society which can exist without folding money has been raised as a possibility, this time by a banker who, we would imagine, is fairly well versed in the world of finance. […]

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Internet Polls: Cutting Your Options

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 11, 2014 in Internet |

We all know that statistics often reflect the desire of the people financing them to create a certain impression, to give out information which is biased in one form or another. In much the same way polls are conducted in order to gain an oversight of opinion and, according to the institution or company initiating […]

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Scale

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on December 5, 2013 in News & Opinion |

Just to put a bit of a scale to my earlier post about waste. In the regional municipality of Nienburg there was no school today, as I mentioned, but all of the school buses ran their complete tours. The area has several different bus companies which work together to get several thousand school children where […]

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New World Order

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 13, 2013 in News & Opinion |

The problems created by the shutdown of all governmental financial transactions in the United States have a far-reaching effect which is not, as some American politicians may suppose, limited exclusively to the United States. In a world where the dollar appears to rule the roost, where many countries – large and small – have invested […]

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The Ratings

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 2, 2013 in News & Opinion |

Out of pure interest, and following much publicity over the ratings of various European countries by the three main rating agencies over the last twelve months or so, I took a look to see what they have to say about the United States. After all, it is fair to assume that if the ratings agencies […]

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Mixed States.

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on May 5, 2012 in News & Opinion |

I sometimes fear that my home country, the States, is going down the pan faster than many claim – or fear. Politicians, it seems to me, are more interested in making a quick name for themselves and then getting re-elected in a relatively easy job with good pay and a more than ample pension. There […]

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