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Das Kalkül mit den Rauchern (see Show More for English version)

Die Raucher als Juden von Gestern, oder die Prügelknaben der Nation? Manch intolerante Nichtraucher jubeln über die unangebrachte Regierungseinmischung und sind Flammen schürend voll dabei. Natürlich ist es mittlerweile hinreichend bekannt daß damals die schärfsten Wachhunde der GESTAPO die Kleinkacker der Nation waren. Man nehme eine legale Substanz und hämmert so lange draufrum, vonwegen Kindermörder […]

Capitalism

Socialism, in a nutshell, is the attempt to equalise the category mankind into one common denominator. Allegedly to cut out even the slightest glint of perceived discrimination or class difference, at least according to socialism’s proponents.  “Give to those less fortunate” is the socialist’s gospel, which is of course at best a ruse to disguise […]

Liberals

Most are by now well aware of my unshakable abhorrence regarding socialism, or more succinctly guided mob-rule. Every now and again it seems to get the better of me, and the need arises to let off some steam. Since even the most hardened Ho Chi Minh’ner, across the entire political spectrum, has by now realized […]

LINCOLN (The Movie)

If you’re into comedies, this movie is for the connoisseurs of the genre. I laughed so hard and heartily that I feared I’d bust a gut, and, terminated it somewhat prematurely and abruptly for the sake of my frail constitution. Cleese step aside, Spielberg has got your measure in spades. The man didn’t miss a […]

68 Aftermath

Ever since the 68’ters crackpot combination of Greenspan and Clinton, who had deregulated the Banks (Glass–Steagall) on the premise that they (the banks) were mature enough to do with a minimum of rules and regulations [sic], the world, as a spinning wheel, was thrown out of kilter and is now dangerously wobbling around like a […]

Argo (the movie)

Briefly, for those as yet ignorant; the Iranians kidnapped some American embassy employees some of whom escaped to the sanctuary of the Canadian embassy from whence they are rescued by the CIA, or some-such, by means of a fake film production unit, which subsequently smuggles the escapees out as part of their crew. Not very […]

Charity

In journalism it is a well known fact that a lie becomes true, if only mentioned often enough. Take the following example. Why would 6.5 Billion people (or is it already 7) be overly concerned if a couple of Mali’s or Somali’s for that matter decide to slaughter each other? Unless they happen to be […]

Liberal Socialism

Please note that liberal in this context means taking freely or abundantly, rather than the more commonly used meaning of broad-mindedness. Socialism can mean a lot of things, however broad-mindedness is certainly not one of them. Witness socialism’s  “saving the self esteem” …of imbeciles, by equalising everybody into dependant imbeciles. I don’t know if it’s […]

Politics Today

Politics today, is where two or more rival entities vie for the control of redistributing the tax cake. The biggest business in town. It is modelled in a corporate manner, complete with CEOs and run to the tune of human resource management. Regarding the politicians themselves, it’s more like a full time job for life […]

The medical profession.

Did I say profession? Sorry, force of habit. There’s a different wind blowing up there nowadays. Very different! No more Albert Schweitzer, let alone Hippocrates. Hard-arse business is the new ethic. The shareholders wouldn’t stand for anything less we are told. Why so nasty you might well ask now. I’ve looked at my annual budget, […]

Now then, now then banksters

It’s getting softer by the day,
to die of old age or dismay.

Empowerment

Once upon a time, empowerment meant the ceding of certain powers onto individuals to enable them to do what’s generally forbidden to others

Spending our way out of a Depression

Have we not all learned at our fathers knee that, having your financials neatly lined up like peas in a pod, all present, correct and accounted for, is next to godliness? That spending requires savings, and that debt and wastefulness is next to unrighteousness? Did he not mention that living off charity is a habit […]

The next 100 years

In the book “The next 100 years” by George Friedman it is inter alia revealed that America, in order to maintain their “empire”, needs everybody else in bigger chaos than themselves. In order to survive, wars (or shall we say skirmishes) are no longer fought to be won, but to destabilise the aberrant. Vietnam, Kosovo, […]

Quantitative Easing or the collectivist’s last stand

[quantitative easing is to cascade hundreds of billions of additional dollars into the economy on the theory that we need inflation] When Bernanke and his similitude  are baling out the perpetrators of financial impudence with QE, it becomes irrefutably clear that western welfare states have finally shot their bolt and are bankrupt more then just […]

Is the Swakopmund municipality biting the hand that feeds it?

Lets first establish a few home truths here. What is proposed to happen at the Mole cannot, by the furthest stretch of the imagination, be called sustainable development in the interest of the public at large. Judging by the selectivity of information available, and the reluctance of the municipality to inform the public up-front, a […]

Lodging in Namibia

Take a Namibian farmer, gentleman or otherwise, experiencing one of these newfangled corporate-run lodges for the first time. Here he’s shown hand-tame lucerne fed kudu or somesuch, from inside an electric fence enclosure (for his own security). Alternatively cruising between former cattle “Posten”, squashed like a sardine three abreast and three rows deep into the […]

Smoking and related pleasantries

I’m getting freaking choosy where I spend my money nowadays, the little that inflation and the tax-man leave me anyhow. You want to be bolshy about my smoking? Don’t expect me to come around for seconds, you’re on my shit-list for sure. Admit to promoting speed-humps or seat-belt enforcement? Make do without income from this […]

Rape and Pillaging of Swakopmund, Part II

If a dog craps in the desert it’s no big deal. If however he leaves his unsolicited turd in the middle of your well manicured front lawn, it becomes a totally different and rather smelly kettle of fish altogether. After an appropriate period of letting some grass grow over a previous failed attempt at misusing […]

We are the World

When the devil apportioned arrogance, the wearetheworld’ers, the wide eyed world improvers, easily pipped everybody else to the posts. Who are they? From which holes do they emerge? What gives them the easy power to achieve their more than dubious agendas? Agendas so totally contrary to the ethics, habits and customs most of us have […]

A Case for Gold as Monetary Backing

A distressed Nixon switched monetary backing from gold as intermediary, value yardstick and financial reserve to what exactly? Nobody knows, a nation’s general productivity perhaps, i.e. fiat. Thereby setting the rails for human kind’s biggest test ever. Which, with hindsight, it failed dismally. And, gold backing provided a level playing field for assessing value and […]

New York 1975

This is less of a Rant than a reminder. From New York over California and now the entire US and thereby the rest of the western world by way of the official reserve currency? The current financial problems are hardly unique. They’re only ever increasing echoes. Instead of learning from expensive lessons, we appear to […]

Gender Equality

If you’re wondering what Gender Equality; ministry of is, and your answer is “who gives a sh_t” or “sh_t happens”, you’re roughly in my ball-park. According to a recent article in the Namibian, the she-minister of the ministry in question claims that Namibians as a rule treat their women abominably and her ministry’s objective is […]

human resource advisor (HRA)

What’s it about? Click on the little picture on the left and  download or open a small .pdf file of a copy of a recent job advertisement. But be warned, it’s not for the timid, it’s undiluted hardcore. The quest is for a human resource advisor (HRA). Alone the number and fancy descriptions of abbreviated […]

DStv or who needs TV?

It’s time for DStv’s annual retainer again which, as near as dammit to 5,000 bucks a shot, is not exactly peanuts and in dire need of priority revision. Considering the banking crunch and double digit inflation. Improvement or decline of service over time? If truth be told, more like falling off a cliff if you […]

Fundamentalist Non-Smokers

Imagine going out to buy a car. Aha, here’s one without a steering wheel, semi locked brakes as security measure, and an on-board computer requiring you, again ostensibly for security reasons, to enter the vehicle through the boot. Would you buy it? “Of course not! Am I mad?” Then pray tell why our elected governments […]

International Socialism

The Big Brother of National Socialism. The murderer of the goose that lays the golden egg. The savior of the grasshopper and the incumbrance of the ant. The champion who, in the name of rights issues, social justice and classless society, spawned the reign of the risk-free corporate management cadre and a daily increasing government […]

The confessions of a male chauvinist

Little do I know how I got stuck with this label, but there it is. Accused and convicted in absentia, of extreme bellicose prejudiced belief in the superiority of my own kind. Allegedly in abject fear of the thrust and parry of intellectual challenge and competition between the sexes. In fact I had no idea […]