Zen im Schnee

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“ Within us lies the peace, the
beauty, the glory of our being.
There is an ocean of all
that. We cannot seek it outside.
We have to go within.“

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Dieser Winter mit seinen Temperaturen bis -30 grad ist rekordverdächtigt! Solche Temperaturen haben wir bis jetzt eher mit Sibirien in Verbindung gebracht 😉
Heute bin ich mit meinem Mann die Donau entlang spaziert und dabei dieses schöne Motiv entdeckt. Ich nenne es: „Zen im Schnee“.

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Did you know that America was fighting against England and Canada in the II World War?

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found in Angorka nr 50 (polish newspaper)

ISI (Intercollegiate Studies Institute) made a test to proof the knowledge of American politicians about USA. There were 33 questions and 2,5 Thousends participants. The results were stunning. Just 44% of right answers. The politicians knew very little not only about the history and geography of their country but also about topics that are essential to govern it like economics and constitution. 40% believed that the president has the right to declare war while in reality this only can be decided by the congress. Another question was: „which two countries were the enemies of USA in the second world war“. 31% has chosen countries like: England and Canada!

Interesting 🙂 If the leading heads of America know so little about their own country imagine their knowledge about the rest of the world! I don´t know if it´s true but I heard in the news that Polin had to be told that Africa is not a country but a continent.

That´s a curious thing that people who influence the world more than anybody else know so little about it.

Some funstuff here:

I was loughing a lot reading it. But still such verbal lapses are somehow very sweet, don´t you think?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7809160.stm

And here a small teaser:
“I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe – I believe what I believe is right.“
Bush, Rome, 22 July, 2001

and another one:
„And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it, and [Tony Blair] read it.“
On the publication of the Baker-Hamilton Report, Washington DC, 7 December, 2006

„For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times.“
Tokyo, 18 February, 2002