But Violence On The Left Is OK

Right? I mean, left?

German lefties are confused about the jail term given to a fellow lefty who attacked neo-Nazis. They have now reacted to this judicial violence against leftist violence with, well, more violence.

German row over jail term for woman who attacked neo-Nazis – A jail term for a far-left extremist who took part in violent attacks on neo-Nazis has caused uproar on both the left and right of German politics.

Lina E was given a sentence of five years and three months – but was also told she is now free pending an appeal, having been in custody since 2020.

Englisch Of The Day: Green Around The Gills

Definition: Looking as if you are going to be sick.

Like Blair but faster: how Germans grew sick of the Greens.

How? Let me count the ways… Nah. That would take too long. All you need to know is that the German Greens always do this. It’s a ritual, sort of. Whenever they reach the point where they actually have some power and are allowed to do something, they shoot themselves in the foot. In this particular case, the straw that broke the camel’s back is forcing, from on high, real Germans living in their real German world to pay a fortune to install heat pumps so Germany can save the world, I mean planet, once again.

“High Hurdles?”

Speak a little German, have a job, pass a simple test (33 questions) and pay $275 to become a German citizen?

Hell, I could do that. Except pay the $275, of course. Are they nuts?

German citizenship: Record number of naturalizations – More people have applied for and been granted German nationality than at any time in the past 20 years. This is good news as the government wants to attract qualified professionals to the labor market.

A record 168,545 applicants with 171 different nationalities received German citizenship in 2022. That was 28% more than in the previous year, the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden reported this week.

I Think I’ll Call It…

The Flux Capacitor!

Oh. Well, how about the Stellarator?

German start-up wins initial funding for revolutionary fusion energy machine – Proxima Fusion aims to build complex device to generate emissions-free power by fusing atoms.

A German start-up has secured initial funding to develop a revolutionary fusion energy machine that it hopes can provide a future source of abundant, emissions-free power.

Proxima Fusion, incorporated in January, aims to build a complex device known as a stellarator and is the latest company to join the emerging fusion industry’s effort to generate electricity by fusing atoms.


In Germany, of all places.

The truth is sticking up its pointy little head again. No free lunch for you! No el cheapo train ticket either.

‘All prices will have to be increased’: Germany’s €49 ticket might not be so cheap for much longer – Germany’s popular €49 public transport ticket might soon become more expensive.

More than three million Germans have purchased the ‘Deutschlandticket’ since it was launched in April.

The pass – which offers unlimited travel on all local and regional public transport – was hailed by authorities as the “biggest public transport reform in German history.”

You Won The League Title?

Well, then we have no other choice but to fire you!

What would they done to these guys if they had lost the title?

Bayern Munich fire Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic – Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic were both fired after the club secured the Bundesliga title on Saturday. Jan-Christian Dreesen will replace Kahn as CEO with a new sporting director yet to be announced.

The fact that this was Bayern’s least convincing Bundesliga title in 11 years wasn’t lost on the kingmakers in Munich, aware that they had won the title because of Dortmund’s failures rather than their own successes. Something had to be done about Kahn and Salihamidzic and they have been ruthlessly disposed of, not even waiting until the club’s advisory board meets on May 30 to deconstruct the season.

First Arrest For Last Generation

And if it’s not the last that would certainly be a first (I’ve always suspected these protestors of doing more with that glue than just using it to glue themselves to the street).

German of the day: Kriminelle Vereinigung. That means criminal organization.

German police raid climate activists who blocked traffic – German police have carried out raids in seven states in a probe into climate campaigners suspected of forming or backing a criminal group because of their controversial activities.

And particularly cruel and unusual here: The cops woke one protestor up at 07:00 in the morning! Among those raided was Last Generation spokeswoman Carla Hinrichs, whose door was broken down by armed police while she was in bed, the group said.

German Of The Day: Einbrechen

That means to collapse.

You know. Like how Germany’s export numbers to China have collapsed?

Big drop in German exports to China raises fears over EU’s economic powerhouse – Decrease in demand from Asia’s largest economy sparks concern over how Berlin can fix industrial malaise.

A double-digit drop in German exports to China has rattled Europe’s biggest economy, triggering debate over why its vast manufacturing sector has fallen behind rivals benefiting from a rebound in Chinese demand.

The 11.3 per cent drop in German exports to China in the first four months of the year, compared with the same period a year ago, highlights a unique set of challenges for Europe’s industrial powerhouse, economists say. Carmakers are losing market share in China, chemical producers and other energy-intensive companies are reeling from high power prices, and the euro’s appreciation against the dollar has made German goods less competitive.

Can We Work From Home?

If we live in Russia too?

Germany’s would-be spies seek licence to work from home – BND intelligence service is finding expectations of flexible working and taking a mobile to the office are affecting recruitment.

“Remote work is barely possible at the BND for security reasons, and not being able to take your cell phone to work is asking much from young people looking for a job.”

A Gift From Putin’s Russia?

Gift being German for poison.

German police said they are investigating the possible poisoning of two Russian exiles who attended a conference in Berlin at the end of April, organised by Russian Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Berlin police told Reuters “a file had been opened” after German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, citing Russian investigative media group Agentstvo, said two women reported symptoms that suggested possible poisoning.