Articles by Dietrich Fischer

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No Kidding
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

A man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. on a Thursday and asked where he is going at that time of night.

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Doctors
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

A student had just obtained his doctorate in mathematics and proudly checked into a small village hotel signing as “Dr. Smith”.

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No Brainer
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

Stalin claimed he was the greatest philosopher of all times. In Moscow in the early 1950s, the following joke circulated among physicists, who have some disdain for chemists:

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Dad’s Profession?
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

It was the first day of school and the teacher thought she would get to know the kids by asking their names and what their fathers did for a living.

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Grandchildren
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Nov 2018

A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like:

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Dogs as Teachers
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Oct 2018

If dogs were our teachers, we would learn:

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Alexander Yakovlev
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2018

In 1958, Alexander Yakovlev was among the first thirty Soviet students who received a Fulbright scholarship to study a year in the United States.

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Leprosy in Social Body
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Sep 2018

Leprosy is primarily a disease of the nervous system, which has the effect that patients no longer feel pain.

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The Downside
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

When God created the various countries, he used some balance; each country got some advantages and some disadvantages.

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A Glass of Milk
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

As a poor student, Howard Kelly supported himself by selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door. It did not always go well.

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Rufus Jones
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Aug 2018

Rufus Jones (1863-1948), an American Quaker, who helped found the American Friends Service Committee in 1917, went to England after World War I to try and help with the reconstruction.

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Search for Meaning…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Aug 2018

An English teacher wrote the words, “a woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard and told the students to punctuate it correctly.

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In Conclusion…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2018

A biology teacher wanted to warn his students about the harmful effects of alcohol.

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A Butcher Knife
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2018

In modern warfare, those who issue orders to kill seldom see their victims face to face.

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Correction
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jul 2018

General Smith died and the local newspaper printed a eulogy.

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Numbness
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jul 2018

If a frog is put into hot water, it jumps out. If it is put into tepid water, and the water is gradually heated, he remains in the water until he is boiled.

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Reality, Perception, Truth
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jul 2018

An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially were intrigued by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again.

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Heroism
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jul 2018

An oil well caught fire.

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Status
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jun 2018

When relations between the Soviet Union and China soured in the early 1960s, Khrushchev met Chu En Lai and told him,

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Authorship
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2018

During the German occupation of France, a German soldier entered Picasso’s studio and saw a small reproduction of his painting “Guernica”.

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For God’s Sake!
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2018

A wife invited some people to dinner.

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Lawyers
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, an honest lawyer and an old drunk are walking down the street together when they simultaneously spot a hundred dollar bill.

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Costa Rica Prospers without a Military
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

While other Central American countries have long suffered from war and military coups and squandered much of their resources on the military, Costa Rica has enjoyed peace, stable democracy, and comparative prosperity. Its per capita income is double that of its Central American neighbors.

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Expert Justification
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 May 2018

A tourist’s car broke down in a small village.

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Life Management
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 May 2018

A professor gave a lecture on time management. He filled a mason jar with a dozen fist-sized rocks, until no more would fit. He asked his students, “Is this jar full?”

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Odds
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2018

A man did not feel well and went to see his doctor.

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A Snowflake
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2018

Randy Kehler, who later became national coordinator of the Nuclear Freeze movement in the United States, was drafted into the Army in the early 1970s to go fight in Vietnam. Like many others, he refused to serve and was sentenced to prison. But unlike many others, he did more than that.

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Three More…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 May 2018

An Irishman arrived late at night at a bar in Belfast and saw a big fight.

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A Warm Room
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 May 2018

As long as peace negotiators focus on the elimination of weapons, anyone with a gun or bomb can sabotage the peace process. Violence relates to an unresolved conflict like smoke to fire. To stop the smoke, it is necessary to quench the fire, not the other way round.

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A New Friendship
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 May 2018

Al was walking home from school. Suddenly he saw that the boy in front of him had fallen and dropped a large pile of books and other things that he was carrying. Al bent down and helped him pick up the scattered items.

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Opportunisms
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 May 2018

Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business.

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Social Skill
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2018

A Swiss farmer’s son was for the first time at a ball.

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Words Can Save Lives
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2018

A group of frogs were walking through a forest. Suddenly, two of them fell into a hole. All the other frogs gathered around the hole and looked down over the edge.

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Whatever…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Apr 2018

A father told his young son, “You have gotten a little sister.”

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Let the People, Not the Politicians or Generals, Decide
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Apr 2018

The province of Schleswig had changed hands between Denmark and Prussia several times during the 19th century and was under German control before World War I.

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Not Crazy
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Apr 2018

A mental patient believed he was a mouse.

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The Whole Truth
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

“Seek the company of those who are searching for the truth, but avoid those who have found it.” — Vaclav Havel

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By the Way…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

John Kenneth Galbraith called Reaganomics “horse and sparrow economics.”

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Framing Questions
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Apr 2018

The psychologists Amos and Tversky developed the theory of “framing” by demonstrating that people give different answers depending on how a question is asked. The following are two examples.

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Explaining to a Blind Person [Jokes to Be Taken Seriously]
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Apr 2018

Someone asked Albert Einstein at a party: “Oh, you are Albert Einstein, could you please explain me your relativity theory in three or four sentences?”

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Schooling
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Mar 2018

A young cowboy from Wyoming went off to college, but half way through the semester, he had foolishly squandered all his money. He called home.

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The End of Dueling
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Mar 2018

During medieval times, it was a sign of honor and courage for men to challenge a rival to a duel by sword, typically someone who was in love with the same woman.

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Odds
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Mar 2018

A patient did not feel well and went to see his doctor. The doctor examined and told him, “I have some bad news and some good news.”

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Hot Water
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2018

If a frog is put into hot water, he jumps out. If he is put into tepid water, and the water is gradually heated, he remains in the water until he is boiled.

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Sounds Familiar… ?
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2018

A man is taking a walk in Central park in New York. Suddenly he sees a little girl being attacked by a pit bull dog. He runs over and starts fighting with the dog.

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Bisons and Bears
Prof. Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2018

In the past, when the main danger bisons faced were predators such as bears, the best protection they had against danger was for them to form a circle, with the strong bulls on the outside and the females and young protected inside. But when hunters with guns arrived, forming a circle was the worst thing they could do. Instead of dispersing and running away, they presented a fixed, easy target and were massacred in large numbers.

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Forgetfulness
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2018

An elderly man went for his annual checkup to the doctor. After examining him, the doctor said, “I have two bad news for you. The first is that you have cancer.”

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Clever
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2018

President Bush was informed that there was a threat of a bird flu epidemic.

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Couples
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jan 2018

A man believed his wife was hard of hearing.

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Jack
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jan 2018

A fifth grade teacher began her first day with a new class. All the students were neat and well behaved, except for Jack, a boy in the front row, who was slumped in his chair and seemed to need a bath.

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