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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Holy hell, that’s more than all of Germany(‘s average over the past seven days)! :blink:
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    “The Global Left“ sounds like something straight out of the FOX “News” playbook, hence my comment. While I certainly don’t think that Allende was a martyr, I can see why he is venerated by some: it’s not so much about what he achieved, it’s about the contrast between his (sometimes supposed)...
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Uh... where is the joke? The CIA operations that created the various “banana republics” are historical facts. Remembering the Chilean coup on its anniversary is every bit as legitimate as remembering the 2001 terrorist attacks. In Germany, the weird day is 9 November.
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    You must be joking!
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    I’m marvelling at the ethnic diversity of the people in those photos.
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    Mini Roadtrip 2020 - Staying Local and Going Loco

    a few more from me: Breakfast in Eisenach was a lot nicer than the search for dinner the evening before. The architecture, however, struck me as somewhat dubious. On the way to Winterberg, we decided to get some go-juice (and visit a gourmet restaurant) right by the A7. Just like everybody...
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Berlin Wall, or more precisely the Monday demonstrations in the GDR The Carnation Revolution in Portugal If I’m not mistaken, the redemocratisation of Argentina, Brazil and Chile was peaceful as well.
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    I’d rather we had a more cooperative world than a new hegemony. It would end up being yet another “either with us or against us” situation for most people(s) and I don’t think that’s ever gone well. Besides that, German nationalism and expansionism are best kept on a VERY short leash.
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    The 2020 elections, news, and discussions

    From all that I have learned, the fascist governments of Germany and Italy were very far from competent. They “made up” for some of their incompetence through fanaticism, but thankfully, that was never enough to swing the balance in their favour. Absolutely! I don’t subscribe to the idea that...
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    The 2020 elections, news, and discussions

    Have those two things ever not been mutually exclusive?
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    The 2020 elections, news, and discussions

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Democracy on Earth.
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    Financial Crisis 2020

    This is one of those cases where my gut feeling of “something is fishy” was actually correct. Wirecard always had a strong whiff of a get-rich-quick scheme to it and it would appear that it was not much else.
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    These days, it’s difficult to tell which insanity is a joke and which isn’t. :confused:
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    Friends becoming overwhelmed and/or weird is annoying. My best friend from highschool married someone who, to put it mildly, doesn't really approach housework with enthusiasm. Couple that with a toddler, a pregnancy, a couple of guinea pigs, a newly built unfinished house and his tendencies to...
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