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Monday, September 29, 2014

On credit cards and a coffee cup salute

I don't have a credit card but believe in not buying anything when I can't afford it. And the rates are way to high on credit cards! So I have a debet card only and an 'old' (18 months old) phone. But no debts. While most people don't seem to care about the future and even governments spent more than they make I live a debtless life. The thing is: a lot of people don't seem to think anymore. Fox News tells them: 'George Bush would never disrespect soldiers by saluting them with something in his hands, like Obama did when he saluted soldiers while holding a coffeecup.' And people believe it!
Are people really that stupid that they blindly believe anything someone at Fox News tells them?
Too bad that people have become too lazy to look things up and to think for themselves because here is the simple truth that Fox News is lying. Again.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A War on Love?

When I saw this sign, my reaction was: 'Yeah, let's have a war on sex!'

Obviously the current methods to stop drugs and terrorism are not working, yet governments keep on trying. Wouldn't it be great if they stopped to think?

"I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong." Richard Feynman

Fact is we don't know everything, even though some pretend they do. But we can strive for knowledge in stead of get ourselves stuck at the level of knowledge we had a thousand years ago. And yes, it's okay to believe in God and science simultanously.

And here's piece of music from my early childhood:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Skywatch Friday

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Note: Every SWF-picture published here is shot with my trusty Sony XPeria S mobile phone or our Canon EOS 450D and some are unedited and some are not.

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For our summer holiday we spend a week in France. Here are some of our views:

Enjoying the water on a very hot day
 Sundown at our site
 Amazing skies at an hour and  half walk from the nearest busstop
 Small lake near an old mill
 I forgot the name of this town. Sorry. If you reckognize it, please let me know!
 Watching the evening sky. Better than anything on television.
 A friend, my girlfriend an my two oldest children
 Hunting dogs at a kennel waiting for the sign to eat
This is where Caesar fought Vercingetorix. And won.

On our way to get fresh wine we just had to stop and admire this view
 One of three local cats: Ping Pong
 Baking a pizza in the selfmade outdoor brick oven
 Enjoying the night sky over our compound
 The fields seem to stretch out until forever
 Every cloud has a...Golden lining!
 Some sky in Belgium
 Resting halfway home
 It rained while the sun was shining so we saw this rainbow!
 Just my oldest daughter enjoying a peaceful moment
 One of the spots to enjoy an intimate dinner. Or breakfast. Or just drink. Or not.
 Live music at the campfire
 It was a great day at the reservoir
 Sky over a cabin-to-be
 View from our cabin
 Trying to capture the night sky
 The night sky

To see the full album, click here for the slideshow. I hope you enjoyed watching these pictures as much as we enjoyed our stay. Happy skywatching!