Category Archives: History

A busy 2017 #4 Writings

In 2017 you may say like many I too came under the spell of Facebook with its Facebook Groups. For my writings on several blogs, those writings where automatically announced on Facebook Pages. One would expect people seeing those messages … Continue reading

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A busy 2017 #3 Fake, gossip and real news

In the year that it was 20 years ago princes Diana died, prince Harry brought the news of going to marry Meghan Markle. The gossip magazines and scandal-papers had a mouthful to tackle in 2017. Donald Trump was the number … Continue reading

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A busy 2017 #2 From hero to zero

2017 was the year where nobody could ignore the Tweets and the playing tricks of president Trump and his family. The antics of his children in other countries would have been called treason to the country, but not so in … Continue reading

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A busy 2017 #1 Referenda

Before I could be fully aware of the impact, the days and months of 2017 came to belong to the past. The 1 extra second did not help me to get over the fact that I felt I could not … Continue reading

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Leading the fight for freedom – in Turkey and elsewhere

Originally posted on Turkey File:
You’d have to love your president! Saturday, 15 July, was the first anniversary of a failed attempt by some officers in the Turkish armed forces to overthrow the country’s democratically elected AK Party government. The…

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The 105th Caliph closing the mouths of those who try to speak out

The last months we have seen that even by papers which had nothing against Erdoğan had also people arrested as being considered a danger for the “Islamic nation Turkey“. In that country many may have looked forward to see the … Continue reading

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Having been too busy with writing for others, leaving my own place quiet for some time

The previous months I have been very busy writing (under different names) religious articles for other websites and working on a glossary (of Jewish terms) which had normally to be published in April (but because I had not finished it … Continue reading

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2016 in review Obituary

2016 seemed to be the year lots of people thought it had become really time to leave this place like it was, them not having to worry about it any-more. Alida Victoria Grubba Rudge, 113, became Brazilian supercentenarian, nation’s oldest … Continue reading

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2016 in review Politics #2 Persons of the year

Merkel‘s popularity had suffered in 2016, following a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne on New Year‘s Eve blamed mainly on Arab and North African men. Going from 2015 into 2016 in some German cities brought … Continue reading

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2016 in review Politics #1 Year of dissonance

2016 year of dissonance, despair, where all certainties were brushed away When Israeli commandos in 2010 intercepted a flotilla of ships seeking to break Israel’s blockade of Hamas in the Gaza Strip a diplomatic rupture broke several contacts in the … Continue reading

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