Monthly Archives: Apr 2022

Learn to make the effort

Being able to do well in high school without having to put in much effort is actually a big disadvantage later in life. (via)                              

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When your candidate likes fancy words

Final debate in the French presidential election between Macron and Le Pen and Macron uses the word “ripoliner”. Moments later, on Google: “Ripoliner” means to paint (often with lacquer) or give face-lift to. Macron does like the fancy words and … Continue reading

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Why are there pyramids in Egypt?

Why are there pyramids in Egypt? Because they are too heavy to move to the British Museum. (not my joke but the original author has so far been impossible to find)

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast

That is a quote attributed to Peter Drucker and right now, we are seeing it happening in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And since no plan survives contact with the enemy (paraphrased from Helmuth von Moltke whom the Danish should … Continue reading

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Status

If elevators hadn’t been invented, all the CEOs and important people would have their offices on the first floor as a sign of status. (via) Also, there’s this I wrote that is related: The lower you are the more your … Continue reading

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Why did Russia invade Ukraine?

No, it wasn’t because of any “provocation” from the EU, NATO or USA. But it might actually be because of demographics. Specifically, because Russia is effectively a failed nation which already has lost a generation of children from the fall … Continue reading

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Language and reality

This has been making the rounds again and is supposed to have been posed by Abraham Lincoln: If we agreed to call the tail a ‘leg,’ how many legs would horses have? Four. Because you can’t change how many legs … Continue reading

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Good vs Evil

I am told that I should not consider the Ukrainian fight for their homeland a battle between good and evil, and that might be true. I am sure Ukraine is not just good, but tell me if Putin’s Russia isn’t … Continue reading

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This is the internet

When you and the gang are out reporting on one of the biggest massacres in modern day Europe, but someone sees a cute cat. — Thomas van Linge                    

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Cleanser

I need something to cleanse my timeline here:                                                                

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