Author Archives: Bernd Felsche

Suppressing “Bad Ideas” is a Toehold of Tyranny

The recent ban by a bookseller of Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos highlights the propensity to try to shut down ideas that one doesn’t understand or those ideas that challenge one’s position. Using any … Continue reading

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How the Motor Car Saved the Cities

A reminder of gentler times found at Historic UK The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 By the late 1800s, large cities all around the world were “drowning in horse manure”. In order for these cities to function, they were … Continue reading

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Much Ado About 0.005%

What a tangled web we weave … New direct-injection gasoline/petrol engines will be equipped with particle filters to meet evermore stringent emissions limits, imposed quite arbitrarily by bureaucrats let off the leash to run amok. Let’s look at the scale … Continue reading

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A Mirror to Our World

Germany’s premier weekly print magazine is wrapped in a scandal that is set to rock the foundations of trust in the publication. The new fabrication scandal in which reporter Claas Relotius falsified his articles on a grand scale; inventing facts, … Continue reading

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Too Much Patience

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.  George Washington

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Diesel Bans Based on Limits Within “Natural” Variability

Update 2018-10-24: Marathon Runners cause limits to be exceeded. Details below. For those who don’t know, the EU set ambient NOx level limits to 40 µg per cubic metre. The limit have recently been (ab)used by Lawyers Without Reason (DUH) … Continue reading

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How to Boil a Frog

Pierre Gosselin reports at NoTricksZone on Germany’s War On Diesel Takes A Setback … Environment Ministry Activism Exposed, Absurd Risk Claims Ministry of Environment’s, media’s absurd claims To underscore the risks of diesel fumes and to spread fear of diesel … Continue reading

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Forbidden Speech from Speakers’ Corner

Breitbart published the text of a speech drafted by Martin Sellner, replacing the one that he’d originally planned to deliver at the centre of the Free Speech Universe; Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London, England, UK. As Herr Sellner was … Continue reading

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Democracy

Democracy is not how one elects one’s masters; it’s how one selects one’s servants.

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Protectionism isn’t all Beer and Skittles

US President Donald Trump’s political response to the rust belt could do more harm than good to middle America with a virtual tax that will help a diminishing number in the manufacturing sector. A recent Breitbart article about Trump’s tariff … Continue reading

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