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  • Boxing Day Shooting: Police Investigation As ‘Several’ People Shot in Berlin

    12/26/2020 11:57:33 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 12/26/2020 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Berlin police launched an investigation on Boxing Day, Saturday, after several people were shot in a city district overnight. Four people were injured by gunfire in the early hours of Saturday morning, with three men seriously injured, including one who was shot into the leg and who had to be pulled out of the city canal by passing workmen. It is claimed he jumped into the canal to escape further injury. No fatalities have been reported. ....the shooting took place in the “immediate vicinity” of the party headquarters of the Social Democrats (SPD), the left-wing coalition partners keeping the center-right...
  • The Scene At An Anti-Covid Lockdown Protest In Berlin, Germany

    11/18/2020 4:20:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Scene At An Anti-Covid Lockdown Protest In Berlin, Germany
  • Court allows Tesla to clear forest for German Gigafactory

    02/20/2020 1:26:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 20, 2020 | by Emma Thomasson
    BERLIN - A German court ruled on Thursday that Tesla Inc can continue to clear forest near the capital Berlin to build its first European car and battery factory, in a defeat for local environmental activists. The court said in a statement it had rejected urgent applications to stop the land being cleared of trees from several environmental groups, adding its ruling was final. It had temporarily halted the tree felling earlier this month. The U.S. electric carmaker announced plans last November to build a Gigafactory in Gruenheide.
  • Police investigate attacks on antique artworks on Berlin's Museum Island

    10/21/2020 4:02:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2020
    Police are investigating an attack that caused extensive damage to more than 60 works of art and artifacts displayed at three locations on Berlin's Museum Island and whose motivation is a mystery. Unidentified suspects had splashed an oily liquid around the museums during opening hours on October 3, Carsten Pfohl of Berlin's criminal police told a news conference. The damaged exhibits include Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th-century paintings held at the Pergamon Museum, the Neues Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie, according to local media reports that broke the news of the attack on Tuesday night. The public had not...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Death Of An Addict Flashbacks News Updates

    10/10/2020 7:32:27 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to this weekend unplugged I come to the table with a busy day ahead of me that will limit the posting with a large gap...... God has a "Top Ten" list and racism isn't on it but lust is and the pandemic of lust looms large although Dr. Fauci isn't dealing with this problem and that's not his area of endeavor. God Bless the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. he had a batting average on racism but struck out every time when it came to his lust. I need to stop giving God the orders and start...
  • Tesla boss Elon Musk test-drives Volkswagen ID.3 electric with rival CEO Diess

    09/09/2020 7:17:27 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | September 5, 2020 | Bloomberg
    Elon Musk test-drove the ID.3 when he made a final stopover to meet with one of his biggest competitors, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. Musk also inspected the ID.4 electric SUV that Volkswagen will launch later this month. Before Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk returned to the US after a three-day visit to Germany, he made a final stopover to meet with one of his biggest competitors - Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess. The two auto executives met at a small airport in Braunschweig for about two hours on Thursday evening and Musk test-drove VW’s ID.3 electric-car, according to...
  • berlin protest going forward

    08/29/2020 6:41:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 7/29/20 | Martin Armstrong
    The German Constitutional Court ruled that health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic are NO grounds for a general ban on demonstrations.
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 China Dictatorship So's Idaho Ammon Bundy Not Militia...

    08/29/2020 7:53:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/29/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "Freedom Is Everybody"s Business Your Business My Business The Church's Business And A Man Who Will Not Use His Freedom To Defend His Freedom Does Not Deserve His Freedom"..... "You had the numbers. So when Ammon Bundy was arrested why did everyone leave as asked? If you make them arrest everyone everything changes"... Am I "Saved" When It Comes To Politics? If by "saved" you mean do I support President Trump the answer is "Yes" because I see the need for the "wild card" because the rest of the political landscape is so bleak and barren. People who believe in...
  • Thousands turn out in Berlin to protest coronavirus measures

    08/29/2020 3:15:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.29.2020 | Kate Brady
    Berlin authorities estimate that some 30,000 people attended the latest coronavirus skeptic demo. While most of the day was peaceful, hundreds of people attempted to storm the Reichstag parliament building. […] With some unidentifiable German pop music playing in the background, the feeling at the afternoon rally is reminiscent of a town festival, but a closer look at the T-shirts emblazoned with slogans suggests otherwise. Out the back of a hire truck, one man is closing a sale with an elderly, white-haired woman with a walking stick. “That’ll be €5 ($5.95),” he says, handing her a red T-shirt with the...
  • Berlin bans large weekend protests against coronavirus restrictions, citing health grounds

    08/27/2020 8:21:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.26.2020 | ipj/msh (dpa, epd, AFP)
    The interior minister for the city-state of Berlin, Andreas Geisel, said the ban was prompted by coronavirus skeptics “deliberately” breaking hygiene safety rules agreed with police during a previous mass Berlin event on August 1. Many attendants did not wear face masks or seek to uphold social distancing measures as requested. Berlin would not allow itself to be misused for a second time as a backdrop for “coronavirus deniers, Reichsbürger and right-wing extremists,” said Geisel, referring to a movement that denies Germany’s post-war democratic existence. He urged all “democrats” to distance themselves from what he termed right-wing extremists using pandemic...
  • You swine! German nudist chases wild boar that stole laptop

    08/07/2020 11:00:27 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7 Aug 2020 | Kate Connelly
    Photographer who captured moment naked bather gave pursuit says he ‘gave it his all’ The photographer who captured the drama said the unidentified nudist was happy for her to share the images, which show him in bare-bottomed pursuit of the boar and her two piglets while fellow bathers look on in amusement. The wild boar, sightings of which have become increasingly common, had apparently spotted a pizza being eaten by other bathers. It seized a yellow bag containing the man’s laptop, probably believing it to contain food, and was chased by the man into the undergrowth. Another witness said: “When...
  • Nudist chases wild boar who snatched his laptop

    08/07/2020 12:15:50 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 41 replies ^ | 7 Aug 2020 | aP
    BERLIN - A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop. Pictures posted on social media show the naked man running after a sow and her two piglets to the mirth of fellow bathers at Berlin's Teufelssee, or Devil's Lake.
  • Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions

    08/01/2020 12:53:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    bbc ^ | 08/01/2020
    Official estimates say at least 15,000 people are taking part in the protests, which is being called "The Day of Freedom". Protesters held up banners featuring such slogans as "Corona, false alarm", "We are being forced to wear a muzzle". The BBC's Damian McGuinness in Berlin says some are from the far right and some are conspiracy theorists who do not believe Covid-19 exists, but others are ordinary people who simply object to the government's approach to the pandemic Restrictions in Germany include the wearing of face-coverings in shops and on public transport, social distancing rules and hygiene requirements apply...
  • 17,000 people protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin

    08/02/2020 8:56:13 PM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 2 | New York Times
    This was the scene in Berlin, where an estimated 17,000 people defied social-distancing and mask requirements to join a protest supported by neo-Nazi groups, conspiracy theorists and others who said they were fed up with the restrictions. Video...
  • ‘Racist’ Berlin underground station to be renamed [Mohrenstrasse/Moor Street]

    07/05/2020 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 4 July 2020 11:26 CEST+02:00
    Berlin’s Mohrenstraße (Moor Street) underground station is set to be renamed due to racism concerns. While the name of the station has been criticized for decades, the debate came to a head in recent weeks on the back of Black Lives Matter protests across Germany and the world. During one Black Lives Matter protest, demonstrators covered the station’s name with cardboard to “rename” it as “George Floyd Street”. BVG, the city’s transit authority, announced on Friday said the time for the debate surrounding the station’s name has come to an end. …
  • SCANDAL: German Gov't Officials Intentionally Placed Foster Children with Pedophile Ring—for THIRTY YEARS

    06/20/2020 8:25:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/20/2020 | Megan Fox
    A shocking report out of Germany says that government agencies intentionally placed homeless children with a widespread and influential pedophile ring for decades. Starting in the 1970s psychology professor Helmut Kentler conducted his “experiment.” Homeless children in West Berlin were intentionally placed with pedophile men. These men would make especially loving foster parents, Kentler argued.A study conducted by the University of Hildesheim has found that authorities in Berlin condoned this practice for almost 30 years. The pedophile foster fathers even received a regular care allowance.Helmut Kentler (1928-2008) was in a leading position at Berlin’s center for educational research. He was...
  • Berlin authorities placed children with pedophiles for 30 years (The 'Kentler Project')

    06/17/2020 7:19:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    DW ^ | 06 15 2020 | Rina Goldenberg
    Starting in the 1970s psychology professor Helmut Kentler conducted his "experiment." Homeless children in West Berlin were intentionally placed with pedophile men. These men would make especially loving foster parents, Kentler argued. A study conducted by the University of Hildesheim has found that authorities in Berlin condoned this practice for almost 30 years. The pedophile foster fathers even received a regular care allowance. Helmut Kentler (1928-2008) was in a leading position at Berlin's center for educational research. He was convinced that sexual contact between adults and children was harmless. Berlin's child welfare offices and the governing Senate turned a blind...
  • The World’s Nightclub Capital Faces an Existential Crisis: Some fear the party could be over for good.

    06/13/2020 4:53:46 PM PDT · by billorites · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 13, 2020 | Ruth Bender
    The saying goes that in Berlin’s nightclubs, you can be or do whatever you want, as long as you don’t put anyone in danger. In a pandemic, that’s a problem. Paris has the Louvre, London its royal palaces and Berlin its nightclubs. Rooting back to the years after the fall of the Wall, when wild, improvised parties took place in abandoned industrial buildings, legendary techno club Tresor, rival Berghain and the city’s myriad other dance spots form a wild party scene that caters to all tastes—in music, drugs or sex. Clubs are among the biggest draws for the 13 million...
  • Protests over death of George Floyd, police killings spread to London, Berlin, Toronto

    05/31/2020 4:18:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 31 at 2:50 PM | William Booth and Loveday Morris
    In London, hundreds defied rules against large gatherings Sunday to rally at Trafalgar Square and mass outside the new U.S. Embassy on the south bank of the River Thames, where they chanted “no justice, no peace” in solidarity with U.S. movement against racial bias in the criminal justice system. Demonstrators there and in Berlin waved signs reading “I can't breathe” — some of the last words that the dying Floyd, captured by an onlooker’s video, gasped out in Minneapolis as a police officer pressed his knee down on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. “LONDON: lockdown has not been...
  • Irving Berlin sings "God Bless America" on The Ed Sullivan Show

    05/30/2020 4:28:15 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies ^ | Sep 29, 2009 | Irving Berlin
    Irving Berlin sings "God Bless America" (which he wrote) on The Ed Sullivan Show on May 5, 1968.