Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wolfgang Hampel, Satire ist mein Lieblingstier




Im Juli 2015 begann Wolfgang Hampel mit der literarisch musischen Reihe Vita Magica, die monatlich – in der Regel am letzten Dienstag im Monat – bei der Akademie für Ältere in Heidelberg stattfindet. 

Vita Magica ist sehr erfolgreich und wurde schnell zu einer Kultveranstaltung.

Bei Vita Magica spielt Wolfgang Hampel von ihm verfasste Sketche, singt eigene Lieder und rezitiert seine beliebten satirischen Gedichte.

Wolfgang Hampels satirische Gedichte und die Informationen zur Reihe Vita Magica erscheinen zum 3. Geburtstag der Reihe.



Wolfgang Hampel - Satire ist mein Lieblingstier ( Satire is my favourite animal ) 

Informationen über die Kultveranstaltung "Vita Magica" der Akademie für Ältere in Heidelberg 




Betty MacDonald, a very special politician and a year ago 
 
Roger Cicero - ESC winner 2007  

Many ESC fans from all over the world are so very sad because we lost Joy Fleming - one of the best singers ever. 


Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel sings  'Try to remember' especially for Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund at Vita Magica September

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wolfgang Hampel, Satire ist mein Lieblingstier, Satire is my favourite animal

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Betty MacDonald fan club - and Vita Magica fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club - and Vita Magica founder Wolfgang Hampel is working on a  book entitled ' Satire ist mein Lieblingstier ' or in english language ' Satire is my favourite animal '.

This great book includes very interesting info about the monthy very successful literary event ' Vita Magica ', the wonderful authors, artists, outstanding musicians and some of Wolfgang Hampel's very popular satirical poems.

This book is a must!

Vita Magica is going to celebrate its 3rd birthday in a very special Vita Magica event on Tuesday, July 31, 2017.

There will be some honor - and surprising guests.

You shouldn't miss it.

Greetings,

Max  

Betty MacDonald, a very special politician and a year ago 








Many ESC fans from all over the world are so very sad because we lost Joy Fleming - one of the best singers ever. 


Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel sings  'Try to remember' especially for Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund at Vita Magica September

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Vita Magica Betty MacDonald event with Wolfgang Hampel, Thomas Bödigheimer and Friedrich von Hoheneichen


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Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

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Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English )

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Wolfgang Hampel - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - Wikipedia ( English)

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

UK targets Eurovision viewers

UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’


Britain is seeking to counter a cold war-style “information war” by investing in a range of projects, from “rebranding” Ukraine to influencing Russian speakers in Baltic states.
The UK’s efforts have included hiring M&C Saatchi – the advertising agency synonymous with Tory election campaigns – to run a project with the Foreign Office to rehabilitate Britain’s ally Ukraine, including using social media to target viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was hosted by Kiev this summer.
The Foreign Office is also funding nascent programmes to identify how Britain can influence Russian-speaking minorities in Baltic states – regarded as a potential flashpoint between Nato and a resurgent Russia. Another initiative will invite Russian journalists to “themed tours” of the UK.


The funding is a response to an increasingly muscular “infowars” campaign in which Russia-backed media outlets have been accused of seeking to meddle in the EU referendum as well as elections in the US, France and Germany. Tim Duffy, UK group chairman of M&C Saatchi, said it was company policy not to comment on government contracts. However, partially redacted documents give an insight into the £100,000 contract, under which the agency works with Foreign Office teams, Britain’s embassy in Kiev and Ukrainian government officials.
English-speaking tourists, investors and media, including CNN and the BBC, were listed as the intended audience for the project to rehabilitate Ukraine’s reputation, which opinion polls said tended to be negative. Part of the brief stipulated that the project should identify political and economic success stories and “show that Ukraine is a viable and successful country– despite recent issues with Russia and the annexation of Crimea”.
Britain’s broader package of assistance to Ukraine, which is engaged not just in a bitter conflict with Russian-backed separatists but also a propaganda war with the Kremlin, included £2.4m to help the Kiev government improve its communications strategy.
The Observer has established that the money came from the £1bn-plus conflict, stability and security fund (CSSF), a source so secret that a committee of senior MPs and peers meant to be scrutinising it have been denied access to the names of the 40 countries where it is spent. Other CSSF-funded projects in eastern Europe this year included nearly £1m on “target audience analysis” aimed at Russian-speaking minorities in Baltic states.



Separately, the Reuters Foundation has been awarded an £80,000 contract to deliver themed tours to Russian journalists and “online influencers”. “The main objective is to use British expertise to support and develop quality journalism in Russia by enabling Russian journalists and on-line influencers to develop skills and capacity while contributing to a greater understanding of UK journalistic standards and ethics,” the contract adds.
Another major research project by the Open University and the University of Manchester into the influence of RT – the Kremlin-backed media outlet formerly known as Russia Today – was launched last Thursday in London.

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The launch of the Reframing Russia project was told by Ellen Mickiewicz, from Duke University in North Carolina, that while RT often appeared to be inept and hamfisted, its influence should not be underestimated. James Nixey, head of the Russia and Eurasia programme at Chatham House went further, claiming that the Russian government believed that it was at war and western governments were only now waking up to that.
Professor Stephen Hutchings, who is leading the research project, told the Observer that it was worth remembering that the FCO used to fund the BBC World Service, including its Russian-Language arm until 2014, when a toll was taken by cuts.
“The timing could not have been more unfortunate, with 2014 being the year in which the Ukraine crisis flared up,” he added.
He said that recent contracts appeared “are in some ways an attempt to compensate and play ‘catch-up’ in light of the growing concern in the FCO and defence communities about Russia’s extensive ‘propaganda’ operation.”

Many ESC fans from all over the world are so very sad because we lost Joy Fleming - one of the best singers ever. 


Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel sings  'Try to remember' especially for Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund at Vita Magica September

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Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( French ) 


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Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Wolfgang Hampel, Betty MacDonald, Linde Lund and Try to remember




Wolfgang Hampel - and Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel was singing ' Try to remember '  at Vita Magica September 2017 - especially for Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund.

We got this message from Linde Lund:



Dear Wolfgang,

thanks a million for singing this great song for me.


I'm really so touched and I'm glad you don't see me crying. 

'Try to remember' is my favourite song.
 

Your voice is outstanding and you sing this song in such a wonderful way.


You could start a career as singer.

You surprises and amazes me all the time, dear friend. 

Wolfgang, you are such a very gifted personality.

I adore you so much!

Vita Magica September was such a wonderful event.

I only wished I lived near by and could join you every month.

We are with you in our thoughts and via Youtube.

All my love to you, Tom, Rebecca and the great Vita Magica Team 



As you can see dear Linde Lund is delighted and so are we.

Congratulations for the best Vita Magica ever! 

You all did an outstanding job!

FOLKS     WE    DO    LOVE   YOU - in fact we are crazy about you. 

Take care,

Mats  

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Wolfgang Hampel - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - Wikipedia ( English)

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

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Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Wolfgang Hampel, Betty MacDonald and real Kimi - Monica Sone





Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 

first Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone, author of Nisei Daughter and described as Kimi in Betty MacDonald's book The Plague and I would celebrate her 98th birthday today.  


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Monica Sone passed away in 2011 shortly after her 92th birthday.

To me it's quiete a shock to learn the depressing facts of internment of Japanse, Japanese Americans, European and European Americans in a democratic society.

Over 31.000 people were kept interned until July 1948 - more than three years after the war in Europe had ended.

I hope we can learn from the past and we are willing to.

Betty MacDonald Fan Club honor member Monica Sone was furious at the blatant disregard of her civil rights.

Monica Sone said to Betty MacDonald Memorial Award winner Wolfgang Hampel: 


I didn't move from Seattle - they moved me away and I never came back.
( only for family visits )

Of course everybody can understand Monica Sone's feelings.
A democratic society has to protect the civil rights of their people. Otherwise it's no longer a democratic society. 


A simple fact.

In the camps, internees were seen more as prisoners of war than as civilians. 


To name such camps for example Camp Harmony is simply awful.

Just imagine the loss of property, the personal insults, the barbed wire, armed guards, the dust storms, horrible food, unfinished barracks, barren land, shared huts, inadequate washing and toilet facilities, green uniforms, military work details, snapping to attention at an officer's approach.

Therefore Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter is a very important book.

Betty MacDonald Fan Club founder, author, poet and Monica Sone's good friend Wolfgang Hampel told us that Nisei Daughter belonged to the very few books he was rereading. I know many of us do the very same.

Betty MacDonald encouraged her friend Monica Sone in publishing her book 'Nisei Daughter'.


Betty MacDonald said: 


'Nisei Daughter ' is a very remarkable book, humorous and delightfully readable, that takes you into the heart of a Japanese-American family and into the mind of the sensitive, perceptive eldest daughter.

The internment of the American born Japanese during World War II is handled with honesty and rare dispassion. 


It is certainly to Monica Sone's credit that she she still sings God bless America. 
 
Betty MacDonald was right. Having Monica Sone's experiences I'm not sure I would.

I agree with John Heitman "In a world where there are lots of smoke screens and J. Edgar Hoovers, an individual can really be hurt."


Take care,

Lasse




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Wolfgang Hampel - Academic ( German )

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Vashon Island - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( French ) 


Wolfgang Hampel - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - Wikipedia ( English)

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

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Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Wolfgang Hampel, Betty MacDonald and Happy September



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Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

welcome September!

September will be a very exciting month for Betty MacDonald fan club fans with many activities.

More info will come soon.

We are working on Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September with new fascinating facts.

If you join us a follower of Betty MacDonald fan club blog during September you'll get a special Betty MacDonald fan club surprise.

Tell us your email-address, please.

Thanks a million for your support and interest!

Happy September!

Many greetings

Linde, Astrid, Greta and Lund family

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Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

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Wolfgang Hampel - LinkFang ( German ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Academic ( German )

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Wolfgang Hampel - DBpedia  ( English / German )

Wolfgang Hampel - people check ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Memim ( English )

Vashon Island - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( French ) 


Wolfgang Hampel - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - Wikipedia ( English)

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD

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Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund  


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wolfgang Hampel, Betty MacDonald, The Kettles and letters from all over the world

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Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald February 1951

"I have had letters from people all over the world - from England and from Bavaria - telling me that the Kettles lived next door to them."
 

Bildergebnis für Betty MacDonald and the Kettles


Do you or did you have any neighbours like the Kettles Betty MacDonald described in her golden ' The Egg and I '?

If so send us your experiences, please.

We are going to publish the best ones in our future Betty MacDonald fan club newsletters.

You might win our updated Betty MacDonald documentary with many interviews by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel never published before.

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Good luck! 

By the way don't miss 'The Kettles' Million Dollar Egg' by Wolfgang Hampel with fascinating comments by Betty MacDonald's family and friends.

Betty MacDonald's sister Alison Bard Burnett and husband of Betty MacDonald's daughter Joan - Jerry Keil, are simply great and share the most interesting treasure stories.

This e-book is one of my favourites.

For more info send a message to Linde Lund, please.


Take care,

Mats

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Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) - The Egg and I 


Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( Polski)   

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - LinkFang ( German ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Academic ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel -   

Wolfgang Hampel - DBpedia  ( English / German )

Wolfgang Hampel - people check ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Memim ( English )

Vashon Island - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( French ) 


Wolfgang Hampel - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - Wikipedia ( English)

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club - The Stove and I  

Betty MacDonald fan club groups 


Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund  


Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Greta Larson