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The Ecological Holocaust

Posted by on Feb 26, 2011 in Ecology | 6 comments

The Ecological Holocaust

The Ecological Holocaust…The number of victims will exceed the victims of the original Holocaust. The term Holocaust (1) means literally: an offering consumed by fire. It was originally coined, in order to specify what happened to the Jews during the Nazi Reich. Not to be forgotten should be all other victims, who suffered in the Concentration camps of the Nazis. As were the Gypsies, as the Roma and Sinti  community were called at that time. Amongst the victims were also homosexuals,...

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What A Beautiful Day

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Memos | 2 comments

What A Beautiful Day

After a couple of cold days, full of rain and wind, the sun shines again. In the afternoon I took a walk on the shore. At such a day, Louis Armstrong (1) must have decided to record the song What a Wonderful World. The sea is not as angry as it was just yesterday. Still the waves were quiet high and powerful.   At the entrance of the old port, I leaned over the balustrade. The sun warmed my back and from the front it was windy and fresh. It was a glorious day. The arrival of spring was...

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Facts of Live

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Ecology | 0 comments

Facts of Live

One of the eternal inner conflict of man is to accept the facts  of life as they are. And what is the appropriate way of life according to the facts. Not what we simply want, but what are the facts, that should dictate our way of life. Regardless whether what we want is in accordance with the facts of life. Technology is the key to our way of life.  It provides us with the means to overcome the shortcomings of our materiel supplies and offers us, supposedly, psychological...

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Freedom and Necessity!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Ecology | 2 comments

Freedom and Necessity!

Freedom, such a auspicious word and it’s promises are, oh, so sweet. No more obligations and one can do whatever one wants. No more work, no more payments, life could be beautiful. But this idea of absolute freedom is a lie. There is, and can’t, be absolute freedom. The bills have to be paid and one can only buy what one can afford. At least, that’s how it should be. And life is full of obligations, which limit our freedom. This kind of freedom, or the lack of it, will be...

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Insurance and Climate Change

Posted by on Feb 12, 2011 in Ecology | 8 comments

Insurance and Climate Change

The modern man is sufficiently insured against all possible eventualities, calamities and risks. The insurance industry is big business. The insurance corporation AIG is US-based and the biggest insurance company in the world. According to Forbes 2008 AIG was once the 18th largest public company in the world. It just shows that even in the USA, where many people seem to have difficulties with the public health insurance, the industry is big business.  Modern man likes to feel secure an if...

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