Category Archives: USA

Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler

After Donald Trumps’s speech at the Republican National Convention, I made this joke, inspired both by the plagiarism in the current Mrs Trumps’ speech and by the speech itself: As with all my other Donald Trump jokes however, it turned out … Continue reading

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When Voting, remember this Caveat

From Donald Trump’s book – or to be precise: Tony Schwartz‘s book with a photo of Donald Trump on the cover – The Art of the Deal: “There are no guarantees,” warns the man who keeps shouting “Believe me!”

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Humility

It seems that there is a new definition of humility, which sounds like this and looks like this. But then, for a candidate who makes up his own “facts”, pulls out random numbers, changes them the next day and again … Continue reading

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Imagine a World without Lawyers

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Lady Liberty in Bolivia

Not only New York has a Statue of Liberty. So does Potosí in Bolivia. This one is no replica of the famous sister, but an original creation in its own right. Yet sisters they are, for they have the same … Continue reading

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Why I don’t make friends on LinkedIn

People send me a friend request on LinkedIn; I give them a history lesson.

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Cuba, before the Americans are coming

As soon as I had announced that I would move to Latin America, the unsolicited advice began knocking on my door. From all four corners of the world, the recommendations arrived, yet they were so identical as if they were based on one and the same … Continue reading

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