Archive for the 'People' Category

Quote of the day: Rich and Poor

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A short but well known quote of this great singer and comedian, that many latest since this year do remember rather painfully:

I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Believe me, honey, rich is better.

Sophie Tucker, 1884 – 1966, singer and comedian

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Business: Japan Airline’s CEO tells lesson to other CEO

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The head of one of the top 10 airlines in the world shows no empathy for the overinflated pay and gigantic boni that other CEOs rake in every year.

Yesterday the CEO of Ford also announced that he will only demand a symbolic pay of one dollar within the rescue package requesting billions from the government. But otherwise in banks – with some exceptions – it still seems business as usual and millions of dollars in CEO salary alone remains the standard…

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World Record BASE Jump from the Burj Dubai

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Two guys, a Brit and a Frenchman did it. They’ve done the first base jump from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai.

This video provides you a 7 minute overview on their preparations, the jump and what happened afterwards.

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History: Kristallnacht – German pogrom of 1938

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Tonight it is 70 years ago, that in the night of November 9th synagogues, Jewish shops and houses were destroyed throughout Germany and Austria. Almost a thousand Jews were murdered that night and 20-30,000 deported to concentration camps.

Sadly these days it looks like the extreme right wing thugs are creeping into society across Europe again. Where do you think that substantial amounts from all those Billions disappearing from military and so-called humanitarian aid programs are ending up?

This time it might not be the Jews, but will the majority of people again look to the other side and profit from…

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Music: Ayo

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We’ve first listened to Ayo, the Nigerian-Roma Soul, Reggae and Acoustic Soul singer a while ago at the Paleo festival. What a performance and what a person. She definitely has seen rough times in her life, but when I see her smile it’s the smile of a survivor.

Carry on and here are three songs from this outstanding person.

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Film: MAHATMA – Life of Gandhi, 1869-1948

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If you’re looking for some quiet time this weekend and want to learn something about history, have a look at this 5 hour documentary of Mahatma Gandhi’s life by the GandhiServe Foundation.

The film in black and white includes many visual records of Gandhi’s life and of events during this important period of India.

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