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Paul Moeller

B.A. (Hons.)

Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science, from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Fluent in English, Spanish, and German. Studied French for 6 years. Reads books in all those languages. Reading comprehension, if limited, of some other languages. Teaches privately, mostly at corporate level. Does translations. Deciphers pre-modern German handwriting.

Recent Posts

Minor German Soldier Artists During World War II


On this page, of the hundreds of military items seen by the present author, which has included letters and postcards from Germans, Italians, Americans, and the British and the French (none belonging to him, and the actual whereabouts of these items probably being in Asia as the reader accesses this page), I have come across […]

Questions about a World War II German Colonel and General


In some work which I have been doing for which I have been unsatisfactorily retributed, I have come across two names among a large series of postcards which looked moderately interesting, at least for their owner.  My task was to decipher the writing, which the reader may notice, is not easy. On the other hand, […]

Hefner, Hitler, and Millions of Dead Souls


This is going to be a strange article, in a certain way: a sort of book review on a book that most readers here will never have access to – because I’ve read a Spanish translation of the original Russian.  I picked up that book by a strange coincidence a few days after reading a […]

Consumo privado de drogas y actos afines – una discusión sobre la sancionabilidad


Este artículo se inspira en un artículo de la Constitución Argentina y por separado, por la cantidad cada vez más creciente de países que han decididos de descriminalizar el consumo de marihuana.  Nos atenemos a un enfoque teorético-filosófico; e invitamos a considerar el tema con más profundidad. Ya que la Argentina es uno de los […]

Private Drug Use and Concomitant Acts – A Discussion on their Sanctionability


This article is inspired by a section of the Argentine Constitution; and separately, by the ever-increasing list of countries which have decided to decriminalize marijuana consumption. Our focus is only theoretical-philosophical; and it intends to invite further thinking on the subject.  We have included the issue of drug use, as it is doubtful that the […]

A Reflection upon Life Insurance


May the life insurance industry not become angry with me: these are mere reflections, and I am not against that industry, whatever this article might imply to the contrary.  As any normal person exercising a useful, if not necessary amount of precaution, I would like to be protected against fire, theft, bad health, and accidents; […]

Insights on the Barometer and Building Height Joke as a Physics Question


While thinking, this afternoon, about writing something less frivolous, I suddenly found myself remembering the joke about how to measure the height of a building by using a barometer. For those who do not know it, and who do not want to visit one of the various pages describing it, attributing this to an allegedly […]

The People, Sheep, and Sheeple


Over the past few years of reading articles on the Internet, I have been constantly exposed to the word “sheeple”. I mistakenly considered it of recent coinage; when, in fact, it has been around since the 1940s, as a web search for its etymology will show. Because of my conclusion, I began to dislike the […]

General Douglas MacArthur on “Blowback”


Those in charge of handling the the course of a war, whether its onset, or its continuation, have the responsibility to their country of making sure that the objectives will be met.  These national objectives must however fall within the framework of what is accepted by international law, whether the Geneva Convention(s) or United Nations […]

What “Sins” Do the “Religious” Commit?


Introduction If the following article is not clear enough, then it is an example of the kind of moral fault that we find among highly-placed religious authorities at the time of this writing.  However, we would like to state from the outset that we neither wish neither to focus on any particular contemporary scandal, nor […]