That means nervous breakdown. Having them is a favorite German pastime. These days especially.
Germans on the verge of a nervous breakdown – It’s a sign of the nation’s fraught state of mind that many seriously believe this week’s unlikely plotters could have toppled democracy.
Early Wednesday, thousands of balaclava-clad German police officers fanned out across the country, arresting 25 people and seizing weapons to upend what authorities described as a diabolical plot to overthrow the country’s government and reinstate the monarchy. The group’s “military arm” was surreptitiously building “a new German army,” the lead prosecutor on the case said.
A day later, however, the case looks more like the script of a Monty Python episode than a sequel to the Day of the Jackal…
It gets rescued regularly every few years (Waldsterben, acid rain, bark beetles, etc.) and it’s really starting to get tedious, you know?
How to rescue the German forest – Climate change and drought are threatening the existence of Germany’s forests, which are at the very core of the country’s sociocultural identity. But the most famous forest ranger says there is hope.
Literally, monkey theater. Meaning farce, charade, monkey business.
Germany monkeypox infections rise to three after Berlin cases – At least two cases of monkeypox have been registered in Berlin, health authorities in the German capital said on Saturday, one day after the country registered its first case in Munich.
As in “The German parliament just failed in its attempt to push for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.” This is getting scary, people. Imagine. This means that non-vaccinated German citizens will be able to decide for themselves whether they will be vaccinated or not. The horror or something.
Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate –German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was disappointed the lower house of parliament on Thursday voted against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for people over 60, but would not launch a second attempt to push for a mandate.
Germany’s vaccination campaign is faltering, with around 76.6% of Germany’s population having received at least one dose – less than the more than 80% in other western European countries such as France, Italy and Spain.
A cross-party proposal had envisaged a bill requiring citizens aged 60 and over to be vaccinated against COVID-19 from Oct. 15, in an attempt to avoid another wave of the virus in the autumn.
That means: There are other solutions. There are better alternatives.
And suddenly, inexplicably, despite the GROWING NUMBER of coronavirus infections, most German pandemic restrictions will now no longer be necessary. Makes one wonder if they were necessary in the first place. Hmmm.
German lawmakers vote to abolish most pandemic restrictions – Lawmakers in Germany have voted to abolish most of the country’s coronavirus pandemic restrictions despite a surge in infections, with almost 300,000 new daily cases reported
That means riots. You know, like the “riot” taking place in the photo of this anti-Covid measure demonstration down there?
Germany Erupts in Protests Over COVID Mandates, Police Officers Injured in Riots – The protests come as the German government implemented new restrictions this month to deal with the Omicron variant, which is believed to be more transmissible than other variants.
Earlier in December, Germany announced limits on private gatherings that were to begin Tuesday. The restriction is intended to limit the number of people holding large gatherings on New Year’s Eve. A maximum of 10 vaccinated people are allowed to attend a private gathering. If someone who is unvaccinated attends, only one other household can go to the gathering.
German lawmakers have approved a law mandating that medical staff be vaccinated, according to the broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
“Now is not the time for parties in large groups.”
You know, like “Thousands of opponents against the Corona measures took to the streets again nationwide Monday night?” And that came from one of Germany’s state TV channels too. Reminds me a bit of 1989. Sort of.
Thousands protest against Corona measures – Once again, numerous people have taken part in protests against the Corona regulations and against compulsory vaccination. The situation escalated in several cities: demonstrators attacked emergency forces.
And I had an accident in the bathroom. So, I think I’ll sue ya.
Walking from your bed to your desk could count as a commute, according to a German court ruling – The walk from your bed to your desk could now count as a commute, according to a recent ruling from a German court.
The court ruled that a man should be covered by his company’s insurance after he suffered a fall on the way to his home office.
He contradicts himself and changes his mind every few days too. Just like the top dog Covid expert nearest you.
Karl Lauterbach to Be Next German Health Minister – Sources.
Karl Lauterbach of Germany’s Social Democrats will serve as health minister and current justice minister Christine Lambrecht will become defence minister in the next German government, sources said on Monday.
Lauterbach, who is a trained doctor and epidemiologist, has pushed for stricter measures to stave off the fourth wave of infections currently sweeping Germany and will take over the post from the Christian Democrats’ Jens Spahn.