September in Germany means one thing: Oktoberfest.
Don’t ask me why a festival—actually an excuse to drink a lot of beer—with October in its name always begins in September. At least it ends in October. Germans, who are orderly and logical people, must have an explanation, but I’m not going looking for it.
My only goal is to inform people that beer is flowing in Munich, although the smallest draft costs 10 euros. The sun always rises in the east and beer price always rises in September.
The link below provides photos, courtesy of London’s Daily Mail. The English seem to have thing about Germans enjoying themselves and about beer.
I have never been to Oktoberfest and have no intention of breaking that tradition! I can enjoy beer anywhere and at anytime for much less.
I noticed an interesting headline in the Daily Mail about a new book on Hitler’s alleged wealth. It suggested that he dodged millions in taxes.
This made me pause and think. Can you imagine some tax guy confronting a ruthless dictator about his tax liability?
Do dictators even pay tax? The English queen does not (she is paid from tax revenues), so I do not imagine Adolph feeling any urge to support “his” nation with a donation. The “royal” family might take a hint from the old boy and charge for the use of likenesses….except they probably do already.
When I become one--either dictator or queen--I will not pay any tax...
When I spotted this headline in the Daily Mail, I knew immediately that this was a clear sign of God’s displeasure. He doesn’t think the guy should be a saint...or doesn’t believe in the concept. I agree!
That's a bad sign: 100ft crucifix built in honour of John Paul II collapses and crushes a man to death just two days before he is declared a saint
The following headline in the Daily Mail caught my attention (because I agree). The article is intelligent and points out that facts have never gotten in the way of politicians and pundits helping someone make a buck. I wonder what they would use for arguments, if they didn’t have Hitler?
We're being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog
(and I don't mean President Putin)
Our PM is puffing himself up like a bullfrog, and busily creating a new
Cold War that will benefit nobody except spies and weapons-makers,
writes PETER HITCHENS.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2587118/PETER-HITCHENS-Were-dragged-new-Cold-War-puffed-bullfrog-I-don-t-mean-President-Putin.html#ixzz2wmGAwDVw
Here’s proof of how credible Fox News is. Reporting on the missing Malaysian Airline plane, they use the London Daily Mail as a source for their information. Of course, that’s easier and cheaper than having journalists on the ground in Asia, which their sister station, Sky News, and reputable news outlet do.
If they are this thorough on all their reporting, then nothing is worth believing. But, I knew that already...
I spotted an amusing headline in English newspapers (internet editions, of course). Below is a sample, complete with poor grammar, from the Daily Mail:
Army faces danger of not having enough troops to defend Britain because of cuts, warns ministers
What world do these people inhabit? Who is going to “invade” Britain? Planners must still be planning for wars of 18th and 19th centuries. Economic ties will prevent war in Europe, and I doubt China will send an invading army to capture Harrod’s.
*The German word for joke is Witz. For the dimwits out there, Clauswitz was a famous German war strategist, who said “war is policy by other means”.
I don’t know what climate change deniers smoke, but I suggest they put the following data in their pipes:
Having just lived through January (and most of February), I can attest to the fact the weather was mild. I do not recall any winter being so warm. But what do I know? I am not being paid to deny climate change...
I am exposed to much UK media, therefore must endure a great deal of posing and bluster. It seems that English politicians do not know that the Empire has been lost and that no one (except a few isolated souls on Gibraltar or the Falkland Islands) care about their opinion, and no one wants their meddling. Only the United States appears to appreciate a lap dog and yes man. Unfortunately, old systems linger in place, so the Brits still have a seat on the UN Security Council, instead of some nations that have grown in stature and importance, not shrunk to insignificance.
I wrote the above paragraph yesterday. This morning, I discovered the following headline in today’s Daily Mail. It seems that even some Brits feel the same.
Why do we still fool ourselves that Britain is a great power?
The link below is to the review of a book I plan to read. However, simply reading this article provides enough insight to understand the folly of US involvement in a country 99.9% of Americans could not locate on a map.
This is an excellent writer; I have read his books on the history of India,
which I highly recommend, if that subject piques your interest.
On a lighter note, but equally insightful into the folly, is the tongue-in-cheek rendition of the same story in Flashman.
I noticed this inflammatory headline in the Daily Mail.
“It's not just us! Germany and France are on brink of recession too as euro crisis crushes their economies
...0.6 per cent contraction in the final three months of 2012 “
What words would they use to describe a real drop?
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.