Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Let's stop pollution!

For some reason we have polluted our planet for years and years. As if we didn't care what happened to it. But it's starting to look like we do. And maybe, just maybe it's not too late to do something to make this planet a better place for our children's children. I think we owe it to them. We made a mess and we should clean it up.

Cleaning up oil spills is one thing but how about stop polluting our environment? All we have to do is not do it. Are you in?

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Believers don't believe in facts

I find it hard to imagine there are people who would like to see other people being 'put away' simply because those other people are different. If I'd think they could read texts containing more than 140 characters I would urge them to read the story of the now 92 years old Ed Mosberg, who keeps the memory of the concentration camps very much alive:

The people who want to get rid of other people don't seem to be disturbed by facts and figures: what they read on Facebook gets into their heads and simply becomes their believes. The problem with believes is that it's virtually impossible to make people think their believes are not right.

Don't believe me? Try convincing an Apple addict that in many ways the operating system Android is superior. Good luck!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You can't be free behind a wall

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Some people argue only foreigners commit crimes and therefore walls and fences should be erected to keep out every single foreigner. That tactic won't work. See, we all are foreigners to people from other countries so basically we should shut out ourselves. Which is quit impossible. Hungary may try. But I predict putting up more and higher border walls will not make the people from Hungary feel more secure.

Think about it: they don't want the Sharia in Hungary, meaning they really hate the idea of every citizen being watched and tracked and angry heavily armed men on every streetcorner. And how do they come about preventing that scary scenario from becoming reality? By putting up security camera's, tapping phonelines, checking random emails and...putting angry heavily armed men on every streetcorner.

Feel safer already?
 'Daddy, why is there a fence surrounding our town?'
-'To protect us from people who want to lock us up, son!'
'You can't be free behind a wall'

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