Who is Karl-Heinz Borchardt? Until very recently I was completely unaware of Karl-Heinz and the many others like Karl-Heinz living in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) who were sent to youth prisons for various offenses against the state but, in Karl-Heinz’s case, writing a letter to the BBC. It was in the former GDR … Continue reading Freedom of Speech: Schoolboy jailed
A dear friend posted a graphic suggesting that USA's 79 year-old life expectancy was much lower than other countries due to America's 'for-profit' versus 'single-payer' healthcare offered by other countries. As previously stated in other posts in reaction to similar, broad-stroke statistics, allow me to reaffirm my support for single-payer healthcare so long as it … Continue reading Universal Healthcare and Life Expectancy
Along the time continuum we are presented with endless opportunities to plan and prepare and this article will address my view of Germany missing or at least putting off just such an opportunity. A Facebook acquaintance who is someone I vaguely knew long ago via my younger brother now lives in Hamburg, Germany and recently … Continue reading What’s Not To Believe?
First off, I believe myself to be a libertarian although will admit to leaning slightly liberal when it comes to social issues, and certainly conservative on the economic front. Rand Paul is for me a right proper trick bag. I appreciate the libertarian message but have reservations about the integrity of the messenger and so … Continue reading Request for Information: Rand Paul
Whether content is or is not ‘dumb’ is in the eye of the beholder. I do not disagree with what I believe to be Mssr. Godin’s view that creating what is to me ‘dumb’ content to chase audience is a race to the bottom. Since returning to USA having lived many years in Japan and … Continue reading “Dumb” Is In the Eye of The Beholder
Ambition vs. Will A friend recently shared this graphic obviously advocating single-payer healthcare for USA and I agree with that ambition but seriously wonder if America truly knows what would be required and, once all is revealed, do we have the will to realize that ambition? I do appreciate the concept of single-payer healthcare but, … Continue reading Ambition vs. Will