As American As Apple Pie

That good old Greyhound Bus. Or at least it used to be. Now it’s as American as FlixBus.

FlixMobility, the $3 billion-German transportation startup that has doubled down on long distance buses and slowly and quietly gobbled up transit lines and operations across Europe, today announced a big move to raise its game in the U.S. The company announced that it is acquiring Greyhound Lines, the iconic U.S. bus network, from U.K.-based owner FirstGroup. Flix said the deal — which includes a vehicle fleet, trademarks, and related assets and liabilities — has an enterprise value on a debt-free/cash-free basis of $46 million, with an unconditional deferred consideration of $32 million with an interest rate of 5% per annum alongside that.

The World May Think Germany Is Hunky-Dory

But you can bet that’s only because the pollsters didn’t bother to ask any Germans.

Woke Germans (the only ones who count) love to hate Germany more than woke Americans love to hate US-Amerika (AKA The Banana Republic), if you can imagine that.

Soft Power: Germany Gets Record-High Approval From World – The world’s approval of Germany’s leadership during Chancellor Angela Merkel’s last full year in office in 2020 hit a new record high, not only for Germany, but for any global leader in more than a decade. The 52% median approval rating for Germany’s leadership in 2020 towered above ratings for Russia (34%), China (30%) and the U.S. (30%).

Kneel Down Before Me

“All of these kingdoms I will give to you, if only you will kneel down before me and worship me.”

Euro 2020: Germany to join England in kneeling protest – Germany intends to join England in a kneeling protest before their Euro 2020 last 16 match. The captains of both teams are also set to wear special armbands for the game.

Germans Still Waiting For More Effective Knife Control Legislation

German authorities are still puzzled by the mysterious deaths of three women who were killed in a knife attack.

They do know that “someone with a migrant background” and his knife were involved in the killings but because neither this someone with a migrant background nor his religion with a migrant background can be held responsible for such unpleasant realities they are now focussing in on the knife itself. “What is needed is more effectiv knife control legislation,” is most likely what German politicians are about to announce.

Germany: Würzburg holds vigil for knife attack victims – At an emotional memorial service, Würzburg mourned the deaths of three women who were killed in a knife attack. With the motive still unclear, officials urged against responding to the attack with “hate and revenge.”

Make Iran Nuclear Again!

Germany is certainly doing all it can to reach that goal.

No contradiction here. Although Germany’s Middle East policy is, officially, based on a commitment to protect Israel’s right to exist, the Germans continue to, unofficially, do everything they can to help Iran – a country with a mullah regime that denies Israel’s right to exist – develop nuclear weapons. What could be behind that? Other than future economic gain for German companies in Iran, I mean.

Iran nuclear talks restart as Germany urges flexibility – It’s still unclear whether the talks in Vienna will lead to the restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal. The negotiations come as Iran holds presidential elections next week.

30,000 Suspects

So far.

Porno

German police conduct nationwide child pornography raids – Special police units have raided 50 homes across Germany, seizing evidence linked to a ballooning child sexual abuse investigation. Authorities say as many as 30,000 suspects may be involved.

Officials say the investigation has “snowballed,” leading them to a seemingly endless number of individuals linked to the production and distribution of child pornography.

Everybody’s Doing It These Days

Another import from evil US-Amerika that one absolutely, positively has to have?

Riot

Germany: Riots and looting grip Stuttgart – The southwestern German city has seen a night of rioting and looting, with several police officers injured as hundreds of people took to the city center. “The situation is completely out of control,” the police said.

The media is still pretending not to know who is behind it although everybody in their right minds who aren’t on the left already know.

Teile der linken Szene überschreiten hier gerade Linien, was wir für Stuttgart bisher so nicht gekannt haben.”

German Of The Day: Warnhinweisen

That means warning signs. You know, like the kind Twitter now places on tweets made by the President of the United States?

Warnings

They don’t place any warning signs on anything German mainstream media puts out, unfortunately. They are still allowed to “disseminate any kind of nonsense with impunity.” Maybe that will come to an end one day too. Ha, ha, ha. Just joking. Maybe when monkeys start flying out of my butt. We all no that ain’t never gonna happen.

Up to now the US President could disseminate any kind of nonsense with impunity. For instance that postal voting and electoral fraud are the same thing. Those days might now be over.

Bislang konnte der US-Präsident auf Twitter ungestraft jeden Unsinn verbreiten. Zum Beispiel, dass Briefwahl und Wahlbetrug praktisch dasselbe seien. Diese Zeiten könnten jetzt vorbei sein.

Well, That Was Like Pulling Zähne

As in teeth. Better late than never, I guess.

Hisbollah

German government bans Hezbollah — Interior Ministry – Authorities have designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization and banned its activity on German soil. Police are currently conducting raids on four associations linked to the Islamist group…

Banning Hezbollah could strain relations between Germany and Iran. However, Iran is dependent on good relations with Germany and the European Union, exemplified most recently by the use of Instex, an EU-Iran trading mechanism designed to skirt US-imposed sanctions and export medical supplies to the pandemic-hit country. 

“Police measures are underway in several federal states concurrently. In times of crisis, the rule of law is able to act.”

The Offer Came From Donald Trump

So it must be EVIL. What’s the REAL reason for him doing such a thing?

Trump

The anti-Trump obsession (or degree of Trump Derangement Syndrome) in Germany is so extreme that even offers of help are looked upon with the greatest suspicion. The American President just offered the Germans ventilators to help confront the Corona Crisis, “if they want them,” and this caught them completely off guard. After some quick research, however,  it has now been determined that these ventilators actually do more harm than good  – at least the ones being offered by Donald Trump. Thank goodness. That was a close call.

Höchst brisant ist allerdings der Zeitpunkt, den Trump wählt. Soeben erschien in den USA eine neue Studie, die zur Annahme verleitet, dass die Nutzung von Beatmungsgeräten bei der Corona-Pandemie schädlich ist und nicht nützlich.