Top German Government Official Previews Marijuana Legalization Plan Details – The new coalition government of Germany is unveiling some initial details about its marijuana legalization plan, even if the reform is taking a back seat to efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic…
Marijuana will also “be subject to some form of taxation, like other consumer products,” the minister said.
While the lawmakers emphasized that the objective of marijuana legalization is not to boost tax revenue for the country, FDP said in its election manifesto that taxing cannabis like cigarettes could generate €1 billion annually.
You can catch that Omicron cold there lickety-split there these days.
Germany has added to the list of high-risk areas the highest number of countries in over a year at once, including several European Union Member States, amid the increase of Coronavirus cases throughout the world, and in particular, the spread of the Omicron variant.
Updating the list of countries highly affected by the virus on Friday, January 7, 2022, the Robert Koch Institute, which is the German government research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, has expanded the same list by adding the following:
Angola Argentina Australia The Bahamas Bahrain Belize Bolivia Cape Verde The Democratic Republic of the Congo Ivory Coast Estonia Fiji France – the French overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, St. Martin and St. Barthélemy Gabon Ghana Grenada Guinea Island Israel Jamaica Qatar Kenya Comoros Kuwait Luxembourg Mali Mauritania The Netherlands – the overseas parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands of Aruba and Curaçao Nigeria Panama Rwanda Zambia Sweden Sierra Leone South Sudan Togo Uganda Uruguay The United Arab Emirates
That means mandatory vaccination. And those signs down there read “for free vaccination decisions” and “no to mandatory vaccination.”
Tens of thousands of people are protesting against the latest restrictive COVID measures in German cities all over the country. And it’s fun to watch the state media squirm. They’re clearly finding it more and more difficult labelling these people wackos.
In Hamburg, some 13,700 people attended a demonstration against the restrictions, police said.
Under the banner, “Stop the corona dictatorship,” 4,000 protested in Düsseldorf.
Around 5,000 people rallied in Frankfurt, according to the police.
It’s brilliant, really. Or diabolical, if you prefer.
First create the current energy crisis by forcing the country to go down the ideological path to unreliable and unaffordable renewable energy, come what may, heavily burdening the German taxpayer, consumer and businessman in the process. Then promise aid to those most negatively affected by this crisis by burdening the German taxpayer, consumer and businessman even further. And still come out of it smelling like a rose. Aid here is just another nice word for taxation.
Germany’s soaring energy prices force government to promise aid – Headline inflation dips slightly, but energy costs still rising at double-digit pace.
A Community of German Anti-Vaxxers on the Black Sea Coast – A number of Germans have sought refuge on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast from what they view as dictatorial anti-coronavirus measures back home. It has developed into a kind of alternative reality for conspiracy theorists.
They came here to stay. Their cars with license plate numbers from the North Sea coast, Berlin and Bavaria are parked out in front of the Château Aheloy on the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria. The apartment complex in the town of Aheloy is considered a stronghold of German-speaking corona truthers and so-called “Querdenker,” that hodgepodge of anti-government conspiracy theorists who have waged an ongoing campaign against all measures aimed at combatting the pandemic.
“For you, we’re all just tin foil-hat wearing yokel. You just want to shove us into a corner and stand us up against the wall.”
I mean, vaccinations. But I would go ahead and get tested if I were that cop.
COVID protester bites German police officer as marches spark violence – Police in Germany has reported sporadic violence at demonstrations against the country’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, with one protester in the eastern town of Lichtenstein biting an officer and another attempting to steal a service weapon.
Over 35,000 German “walkers” protested against the government’s anti-Covid measures in German cities last night. This appears to be embarrassing for Germany’s state news channels because they are doing their damndest to ignore this.
Mehr als 35 000 Menschen sind am Montag in zahlreichen deutschen Städten gegen die staatlichen Corona-Maßnahmen auf die Straße gegangen – oft bei nicht genehmigten “Spaziergängen”.
German health minister’s office vandalized – People angry over COVID curbs have been held responsible for damaging the offices of two German lawmakers on New Year’s Eve — including the constituency office of Health Minister Karl Lauterbach.