Berlin mayor: Ad giving middle finger to anti-maskers 'embarrassing'
Berlin's mayor has branded as "embarrassing" a controversial advertisement in which an elderly lady gives the middle finger to people who do not wear masks."This advertisement is embarrassing," Michael Mueller of the centre-left SPD told public broadcaster RBB, adding that the German capital's Senate had not commissioned the public information campaign.The image placed in Berlin newspapers in September shows an angry mask-wearing pensioner giving the middle finger alongside slogans including: "A finger reprimand for all those without a mask. We stick to the coronavirus rules.""There could have...
The record-holding German butcher who sells Viagra bratwurst
Spaghetti bratwurst. Gin and tonic bratwurst. Cranberry-bacon bratwurst. Truffle bratwurst. What sounds like a list of flavours made by a creative first-grader can in reality be found at a shop in, where else, Bavaria.A stroll along the counter at the Freund butcher shop in Sailauf, near Aschaffenburg in southern Germany, reveals more than 200 strangely spiced sausages. There are so many varieties, in fact, that the shop made the Guinness World Records in 2018."We always have hundreds of home-made bratwurst varieties in stock," says Matthias Freund, who runs the shop with his wife, Stephanie.Q...
Baby's birth almost makes German politician miss his own big day
A German politician put family first on Saturday, letting colleagues who wanted to name him a local party head wait while he went to the hospital for the birth of his child.Georg Maier had been set to be named the head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the state of Thuringia on Saturday. But it seems he neglected to tell them he was otherwise engaged, leaving them to sit and wait for hours before they found out where he was.In the end, Maier was in the hospital for 24 hours before his daughter was born. After the schedule of the party meeting was rearranged - another member read the trea...
Bud Kennedy: The Republican convention starts today. Count on 'law and order' talk, and fireworks
This week won’t be an old-time God-and-guns Republican National Convention.But it’s not clear yet what kind of bombastic show it will be, and that curiosity is part of why America will tune in.“The message needs to be about policy, and how Republicans will keep the country strong, safe and secure,” Dallas County Republican Party Chairman Rodney Anderson of Grand Prairie, Texas, said.But President Donald J. Trump, ever the showman, plans a TV spectacular in North Carolina and then for a small live audience in Washington, D.C., featuring keynote speeches by first lady Melania Trump, Vice Preside...
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UK government failed to probe Russian 'meddling', say MPs
London (AFP) - British lawmakers slammed the government on Tuesday for failing to look into possible Russian meddling in UK politics, particularly the divisive 2016 Brexit referendum, as they released a long-awaited report into the issue.The document by parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) had been expected to shed light on possible Kremlin interference in the landmark vote that saw Britain leave the European Union.But MPs said they were unable to come to any firm conclusions because the current government or its predecessor had not ordered any investigation, owing to an appa...
10 Poems By Jim Morrison That Will Turn Your World Upside Down
“Let's just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see what would happen. That's all it was: just curiosity.”— Jim MorrisonThe decade of the nineteen sixties was a melting pot of subversive young people who sought the perfect, free Utopia and who clashed against the boundaries imposed by the capitalist system. The arts and especially music were imbued by these feelings. Counterculture movements surged forth with the hippies leading the way, feeding their dreams with LSD and marijuana. In this explosion of sensations and colors, a mythical rock figure was born: Jim Morrison.T...
Today’s Horoscope: September 3, 2018
Mercury, the planet of curiosity, makes a harmonious alignment to Venus, the planet of attraction, indicating that talking or asking about love can improve a situation. Read your daily horoscope for more.uInterviewOfficial WebsiteFacebookTwitterApp download(iTunes)App download(Android)