Category Archives: Germany

A Significant Emotional Event

Significant emotional events you won’t forget. Nor where you’ve been and how you felt. I remember as examples 9/11 and Kennedy’s assassination, Princess Diana’s funeral, my father’s passing and maybe a handful further events, the last maybe the disclosure of … Continue reading

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Now They Gas Monkeys

The real shocking news about Volkswagen’s ongoing scandal about exhaust fumes is that the Germans are now gassing monkeys. (Humans were only tested for adverse effects nitrogen oxide.) The news broke more or less on Germany’s Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 … Continue reading

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Chief Whip of European People’s Party Evokes Wannsee Conference

When chief whip of the accumulation of conservative and right-wing populist European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, uttered his expectations for 2018 on the occasion of his national party CSU’s New Year’s reception in Seeon, Bavaria, … Continue reading

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Human Flow

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and head of the Bavarian CSU, Horst Seehofer, have agreed to cap the annual number of refugees at 200,000. As the Guardian comments, the “refugee cap deal is widely being interpreted as mainstream conservatives yielding to … Continue reading

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When Angela Merkel Changed Her Mind

In July last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel shocked the public with a cold-hearted response to a Palestinian refugee girl who expressed (go to 0:30), in perfect German after having lived there for four years, her wish for a normal … Continue reading

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