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Trump’s Genius or Dangerous Unpredictability?

I didn’t get acquainted with the election process until this fall, after Donald Trump had already announced he was running for president and, contrary to popular opinion, was actually succeeding. It was more or less probable by then that Hillary and Donald would become their respective party’s nominees, and for my own reasons, since I’m not an American citizen and Hillary would be a nightmare for Russia, I reluctantly supported him.

Reluctantly because to me, like to many others, he seemed like a total whackjob.

Recently, seeing how far the guy has come (come on, he had 17 opponents and now they’ve all dropped out?), I asked myself the question:

Is Donald Trump as stupid as he looks?

I seriously Googled this. And I came up on very interesting facts.

Scott Adams pegged Trump as a “master persuader” in the very beginning of his campaign, pointing out some of his “linguistic kill shots,” as well as the fact that, though many of his ideas seem absurd and he himself seems dangerously unpredictable, after years of international business, no one has ever said about him: “That time Trump went insane/signed that crazy deal/built a wall… we lost/we suffered/whatever…”

The Dilbert creator raises many good points in this video…

and summary of which (as well as more examples of Trump’s persuasion skills) you can find in Charlie Houpert’s videos here:

So, I’m more open-minded about Trump now, and I much less reluctantly hope he will be President (otherwise, Hillary, ignore Russia, please, please, please)–but what about you? Despite the fact that Trump is, obviously, not a total whackjob, many of his plans are… questionable. To say the very least. Like his position on gun control.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

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Déjà vu, Hodor, and Ramsay is a Bastard

Sooooo, most of my May exams are over and I finally got enough time to sit down with a lot of popcorn and chocolate and enjoy Game of Thrones Episode 4 and 5. Enjoy is a very relative term here…

Since I didn’t have the time to review the episodes right after they came out, I’ll just point out the few things in both episode which really impressed/shocked/disappointed me.

A bunch of potentially deadly spoilers dwell below. You have been warned.

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A Never-Ending Cycle

The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.

Proust
Samuel Beckett

This short animation is basically… life. Existence. The endless process of creation. The universe and everything.

I remember being astonished back when I first watched this video. Since then I’ve watched this God knows how many times and it never ceases to amaze me with its simplicity and sheer beauty. One living being creates another, rediscovering the secret of true life, not just physical existence, and so on and so forth. This ‘cycle of life’ is infinite, and although neither we nor these rabbits can appreciate its beauty from an immortal viewpoint, it’s greatly fulfilling to make even the smallest impact on this world — if it has a visible result.

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Exams = Evil

I was about to start doing something useful like preparing for the exams I have in June when I stumbled upon this video.

So true. Which is why I’m delighted that most of my university exams are oral.

In any case, this basically means I’m watching a video about how bad exams are and bitching about the fact that I have exams instead of preparing for them. But that’s normal right?

*nervous laughing*

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Elias – Revolution

let’s start a revolution
how beautiful
it is

Sometimes, I’m tempted to start a revolution in the world of music and urge people to listen to songs like these.

Unfortunately, great non-mainstream songs are often overlooked unless they’re featured in a trailer of some popular movie, game or whatever. I don’t remember how I found this song, but since that day I listened to it countless times and I have no regrets. The lyrics are so… tender. They’re simple yet meaningful and can be understood differently.

Personally I interpret the song differently depending on when or where I listen to it. For me, it’s been as simple as severing ties with the past and as complicated as a love story in a war-torn world.

How beautiful it is, isn’t it?