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July 22, 2016

Our words are monitored

Filed under Sabbath Thoughts

Richard Nixon is the only president in American history to have resigned from his office. He became the victim of his own recording system. During the hearings on the Watergate affair, a White House staff member was asked if the president's office was equipped with a recording system to automatically record conversations that took place in that office. (more…)

July 1, 2016

Our private life

Filed under Sabbath Thoughts

Years ago someone told me that a person isn't necessarily what he seems to be when he is around people – the way he acts when others are around or the impression he wants to make on others. Instead, as my conversation partner mentioned, the real person is how that person acts in private – when no one else is around and there is no need to make an impression. (more…)

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