Do the EUs leaders want to go down as the US´s Bitch?

A few days ago the news got out, that even Angela Merkel, the German chancellor had the NSA eavesdrop and listen in on her phone. Not just her but over 30 high ranking politicians (that are now known of, so probably everyone). The ironic aspect of this happening, is that Merkel was one of the strongest voices in playing down and trying to disperse public outrage at what had become public knowledge;...

Russel Brand: I won´t vote!

An interview Russell Brand gave to Jeremy Paxman last week has got the media buzzing with comments and discussions on the topic of voting or abstaining. If you find the time enjoy the full video. Basically Russell Brand declares himself a committed non voter. His reason being that the system in itself is faulted and corrupt, thus by voting you make yourself complicit to all that is wrong with society....

Top 10 Atheist/Anti-theist Comedians

Anyone reading this blog knows, that I think taking any form of religion too seriously is a dangerous thing. As was nicely shown in the hit movie with Sean Connery “Name of the Rose” (the mentioned clip) where priests fear nothing more than that reading Aristotle’s book on comedy could bring the downfall of religion by eliminating the fear of God. I sincerely believe, that comedians...

Loving and disliking the US: Easy!

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Reading some of my Blog entries one might come to the conclusion, that I deeply dislike the USA. Nothing could be further from the truth. Being the child of a father working in executive position with an american multinational for over 30 years I grew up with american kids and even went to summer camp in New England. I have been to a dozen states and have met many wonderful and great people in the...

Europeanising the US: a Nightmare?

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I recently went through the sunday roundup on Salon.com and took the time to watch all the Videos. A remark by Mitch McConnel hit me square in the face. “Obamacare is the single biggest step in europeanising our Country, we need to get rid of it.” Skip to 4:45 for the quote Mitch McConell, who came to some notoriety in the wake of the government shutdown, has been the Minority Leader...

Ein Hoch auf die Wiener Gastronomie

Dass des Wieners liebstes Hobby das Sudern ist, ist hinlänglich bekannt. So darf es nicht wundern, dass der frisch vom Urlaub Heimgekehrte immer wieder davon schwärmt, wie toll nicht dieser Club oder jenes Lokal in der gerade eben besuchten Stadt denn gewesen sei. Ich fordere mal ganz frech: Nicht sudern! Was uns in Wien gastronomisch geboten wird sucht seines Gleichen. Natürlich hat das Neue und...

About this Blog: a personal Passion

Over the last 25 years I have been an avid follower of politics and social, scientific and environmental developments  around the world. I grew up in 4 countries, speaking  4 languages (5 if counting swiss german). I went to 6 Schools and 3 Universities, have travelled to 28 countries on 4 continents (so far) and started 6 small businesses of which 2 still exist. Does this make me an expert on anything?...

Obama has done way more than he is given credit for.

Very disapointing, still great
Recently more and more “liberals” whether they are american or european express their extreme disappointment in Obama. As one of many europeans who stayed awake watching the 2008 election, shed a tear of happiness at his winning speech, saw every tv-debate and the inauguration; yes there is a lot of disappointment to go around. After 8 years of Dubya with Cheny  and other anticrists in...

The EU, the greatest thing since sliced bread

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When Austria joined the EU almost two decades ago, I can still remember the endless praising of the parties in favor of joining and the endless cursing of the parties opposed to a future within the union. Arguments went from ” the only thinkable future” to ” we will be the slaves of Brussels” I must say I voted for the EU and have never agreed with all they have done. I oppose...

Create Criminals – Create Victims

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After the recent article about general far- versus shortsightedness in politics this is the first aspect that I want to discuss in detail. It is a well known fact, that the american prison population is crazy huge (nice article here) and the sickest part is, that we are not looking at some third world country, that has no options, but at the United States of America. The self proclaimed leader of the...