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Israel: Separating State And Religion

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 24, 2014 in News & Opinion |

There is a great deal of discussion in Germany at the moment, over how to handle to present crisis in Israel and the Gaza Strip. On the one hand the level of retribution being handed out by Israeli forces at the behest of the government for the murder of three young men, coupled with the […]

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Thoughts On The World Cup

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 22, 2014 in Internet |

I haven’t been watching the World Cup in Brazil. Football, soccer, whatever you care to call it, simply doesn’t interest me, and I’m not even going to pretend to be interested to get close to someone. There are enough other things in the world which hold my interest, and the idea of a country spending […]

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Fear: When Nothing Else Works

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 1, 2014 in News & Opinion |

When nothing else works, especially in politics, there is always fear. Almost anyone can be brought to do almost anything if fear is instilled in just the right manner, and there is no better form of fear in the United States than that something – no matter what – might happen. That is what we […]

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Finding The Right Party: The Big X

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

Would you vote for a political party whose campaign includes a poster against standardizing women’s breast sizes? How about one which is determined to return to exclusive Christian principles, or Feminist Rights, Neo-Nazi or de-unification of the State? The German elections for new representatives in Europe have all these, and more. There is no two-party […]

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European Elections: Voicing An Opinion

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on May 17, 2014 in Immoral Conversations |

The European Elections are almost upon us, just over a week and everyone will be called to vote for this party or that and try to influence the future of the European Union with a small cross on a large piece of paper. The various parties have been out in force – in the major […]

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Review: Der Neue Tugendterror

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on April 21, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

If you ask the average German on the street who Thilo Sarrazin is, you will get one of two answers: either a blank stare with a shrug of the shoulders, or a long and detailed account of what they know about him. The first answer is understandable: the name doesn’t say much to many because […]

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Ending The Republic

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on April 15, 2014 in Personal |

It took me longer than a book – or two in this case – normally requires to work my way through but, this evening, I managed to finish Plato’s Republic. Not that it was difficult to read, it is really a monologue from Socrates with occasional breaks as others agree with him or set harder […]

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End Of The Official Selfie?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on April 7, 2014 in Immoral Conversations |

It takes just a few people and a whole range of related things can fall into disrepute. In this case photography is being assaulted, abused by the few for commercial ends, taking advantage of others, ruining our ideals, making a profit through lies, alterations, misrepresentation. Not just the taking of a photograph, a selfie, of […]

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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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The Internet: Let Your Thoughts Flow Freely!

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 23, 2014 in Internet |

A friend of mine decided, a few weeks ago to get back into blogging, something he hasn’t done for about five years. The question he asked was: where should he blog? Should he use an independent site, fix himself up with a ready-made one such as wordpress.com or blogger, or go the whole hog and […]

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