Traber Team (ca 1930)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchnerwas born in 1880. He was born into a Prussian family and his mother was a descendant of the Huguenots, a radical religious group. In 1901, He entered school to study architecture.
In 1905, Mr. Kirchnerwas and several other artists founded the artists group Die Brücke. The group's goal was to avoid the traditional style and find a new method of artistic expression, to act as a bridge between the old and new.
Like most radicals, Kirchnerwas challenged social conventions with casual sex and frequent nudity, at his studio.
In late 1914, Ernst Kirchnerwas volunteered for military service. While training, he suffered a mental breakdown. After being admitted to a mental facility, he was diagnosed as being addicted to barbiturates and alcohol.
In and out of sanitariums (mental facilities) for the next few years, Ernst Kirchnerwas' reputation grew.
In the early 30s, as the Nazis came to power, Mr. Kirchnerwas was unable to sell his work. Some of his painting were shown in the Nazis' Degenerate Art Exhibition, in 1937.
In June 1938, Ernst Ludwig Kirchnerwas completed suicide.
It's tough debating with a Libertarian. You bring up abortion and how it kills cute, little, innocent babies. They look at you and say 'Abortion is a medical procedure. It is a private matter between a doctor and a woman. So, ... the government has no right to regulate it' Then they look at you like your stupid.
Same for military intervention. You bring up how some government group is oppressing another group (say, Shea vs. Sunni) in a foreign country. Again they look at you and say 'This conflict doesn't involve these United States. So, ... the government doesn't need to help either group." Giving you that quirky smile parents give their children when the children have said something asinine.
Then they continue "If you would like to donate money to help one group or actively go there and fight, that would be acceptable with me."
But, ... You continue with Afghanistan and how they harbored terrorists that attacked our country.
Again, a Libertarian looks at you and says 'A group of people attacked our country, not Afghanistan. This group used an airplane full of people that our government had disarmed, so the passengers couldn't effectively resist.'
Next, you bring up how social security, medicaid, and all the other welfare programs have helped individuals and families.
Looking at you like a barely functional human, the Libertarian questions you 'What right do you, the government, have to take my money and my property from my family to give to another family? Why should my family and I be impoverished because of another person's actions? What happens if the amount you steal from me isn't enough? Is there a limit to how much another group can demand from me and my family?' then usually they walk away wondering how dumb you really are.
Things You May Want to Think About
You're Saying It Wrong
There are many hazards to buying a retreat in a different state or country. One of these hazards is your family will sound different from the locals.
Along with being a Ponzi scheme, stock markets are rigged for ... but, not for your family.
Clumping vs. Non-Clumping
It's hard to believe the difference between a safe nuclear waste storage facility and an unsafe nuclear waste storage facility was the use of ... cat litter.
"Burn the land. Boil the sea"
"Pity the poor Iranian people, living in a Kafkaesque nightmare"
"If you really support free markets ... then you're going to find yourself opposing Big Business"
"We think you're a whale of a network, ... and that we have been chasing you our whole lives and just can't kill you"
That's Just the Way it Was
Wisconsin (ca 1943 and 1939)