Monthly Archives: April 2022

Something Brexit lovers should contemplate

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Franz Kafka’s humanity

At 40, Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who never married and had no children, walked through the park in Berlin when he met a girl who was crying because she had lost her favourite doll. She and Kafka searched for the doll … Continue reading

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An accountant is robbed twice

Two accountants, Fred and Jim, were in their bank when armed robbers burst in and robbed the tellers. Then they lined customers against a wall and started taking wallets and valuables. Fred jammed a note into Jim’s pocket who whispered, … Continue reading

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Germany’s nuclear dilemma

….turning all the German nuclear reactors back on could approximately stop gas imports from Russia. Shutting the remaining ones down could increase the dependency on Russian gas by about 30%. Germany facts of the day – Marginal REVOLUTION

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A spectacular insult

I bet your parents try to change the subject when their friends ask how you’re doing.

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Russia’s Tactical Mistakes in Ukraine

War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty.1 Clausewitz, 1833 Introduction Russian, like western powers, have lost wars against inferior … Continue reading

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The ultimate Venn diagram

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An Irish pub conversation

Jim came into a bar and ordered a beer. Shortly afterwards another man came in and they struck up a conversation. “Let me buy you a drink in memory of my motherland, Ireland.”   “Ireland? I’m from Ireland too. I’m … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter: Jesse Owens Olympic Champion 1936

Jesse Owens on the podium after winning a gold medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics. A month after the Olympic Games, Owens told a crowd, “Hitler didn’t snub me—it was [Roosevelt] who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me … Continue reading

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Ask a stupid question and get a stupid answer

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