Category Archives: USA

10,000 boxes of cigars

When General Ulysses Grant was described by newspapers as smoking cigars during the Battle at Fort Donelson in Tennessee in 1862, admirers from around the country sent him more than 10,000 boxes of cigars for further use. He later said: I had … Continue reading

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You can’t say you haven’t been warned.

Russia put up this poster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Everybody should have listened to that warning.

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How to avoid CIA surveillance

Are you also tired of the CIA, the NSA and others spying on you all the time? Are you worried about the heaps of data they are trying to collect? Do you also suck at technology and have no idea … Continue reading

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“Slaves came to America to pursue prosperity and happiness”

This is what Ben Carson, the new US Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, said today, calling African slaves “immigrants who worked even harder”. During the Republican primaries, I referred to Ben Carson as the most stupid candidate, despite the … Continue reading

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Fascism, we’re on the way.

This poster was for sale at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. until recently. It no longer is for sale now.

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Thoughts of the Day 8

I don’t understand why supermarkets, all around the world, by the way, are trying to force me to use a metal instrument when I want to buy some bread. You remember my article about the longest possible train journey and … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (63) Politicians and Science

Donald Trump: Justin Trudeau: What a difference an education makes.

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