Claire's tests came out fine. Thanks to those who emailed.
Posted on: Oct 23, 2023
"For any government to prevail in war,the young men and women on the front lines must know the nation they fight for is worth the risk to life and limb. Our present generation knows the opposite." -- Michael Rivero
Extreme snowfall and sub-zero temperatures led to chaos in the Bavarian state capital of Munich on Saturday as a winter storm paralyzed air and rail travel, led to road traffic accidents, and forced the cancellation of a Bundesliga football match.
With much of Germany in the grips of icy temperatures for the past several days, Saturday’s snowfall in Munich was the most intense yet. More than 16 inches (40cm) of snow fell between Friday night and early on Saturday, weather services said, blanketing the Munich metropolitan area, home to around 6 million people.
When 1.1 million migrants arrived in Germany in 2015, Bild Zeitung launched a 'welcome' campaign, echoing the sentiments of then-Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had unilaterally opened the country's borders to Syrians fleeing civil war in their homeland.
The German people answered the call. They hung bunting on lampposts, waved balloons, offered food parcels and put up campbeds for the newcomers in sports halls, churches — and even in their own homes.
Which makes the new campaign by Germany's favourite paper, known to everyone simply as Bild, quite extraordinary.
Israel's war on Gaza has unleashed a torrent of worldwide denunciation. Many western governments are cranking up repression of pro-Palestine activists in response. In Europe, Germany has set a grim bar in brutalizing protestors and violating their civil liberties.
Jewish singer Gil Ofarim, a 41-year-old dual citizen of Israel and Germany, admitted in court on Tuesday that he made up a fake viral story about a hotel in Liepzig, Germany discriminating against him for wearing a Star of David necklace two years ago.
Surveillance video showed the necklace wasn't even visible during his check-in.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his cabinet have led Germany into a “serious national crisis,” Markus Soeder, the prime minister of the nation’s most populous state, Bavaria, told journalists on Saturday. Berlin can now hardly find a way out of this predicament, the politician warned, adding that the government’s “budget emergency” would likely turn into another burden for ordinary Germans.
Poland is poised to become Germany’s largest-ever vassal state upon former Prime Minister and European Commission President Donald Tusk’s likely return to the premiership following the liberal-globalist opposition coalition’s victory in last month’s elections. Those who are interested in learning more about how this is expected to unfold should review this analysis here, which focuses on how the interplay between EU, German, and NATO policies will likely lead to this geopolitical outcome.