Singing and yodelling in the queue for the Lufthansa desks at Dublin Airport pic.twitter.com/bJtjFk4B50
— Andrew Lowth (@AndrewLowth1) May 30, 2022
BASFs plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF SE’s plant in Ludwigshafen is emerging as a symbol of Germany’s opposition to a full embargo on Russian gas amid rising calls to punish President Vladimir Putin for his war on Ukraine. Cutting it off, BASF says, could render its factory—the biggest supplier of the base chemical acetylene—inoperative, sending shock waves through many industries and causing Germany’s economy irreversible damage.
The warnings have alarmed policymakers in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s administration, which has been scrambling to offset Germany’s reliance on Russia for roughly one-third of its energy.
…Germany could face a €220 billion ($240 billion) hit to output over the next two years should gas supply be severed immediately, according to a joint forecast of economic institutes, the equivalent of a 6.5% annual output cut, tipping the country into a recession of more than 2% next year….
Trump made some outrageous claims about German energy at the UN — and the German delegation’s reaction was priceless pic.twitter.com/izpa2fKC3B
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 26, 2018
They’re not laughing now.
German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach
Via The Local:
In a stinging defeat for Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition, 378 MPs voted against the bill, while 296 voted in favour.
Scholz, who in late November touted compulsory jabs for all adults as the surest way out of the pandemic, had set a goal of introducing the jabs in “late February or early March”.
….MPs also voted against a motion from the opposition CDU/CSU parties that would have mandated the introduction of a general vaccine register and paved the way for a targeted vaccine mandate for certain professions and vulnerable groups.
Two motions against a vaccine mandate were also voted down in the Bundestag on Thursday.
Germany’s Health Minister Lauterbach had emphasized that a vaccine mandate for people over 60 would reduce the number of COVID-related deaths, in a speech to the Bundestag.
But MPs have now made up their minds: mandatory vaccinations are a no-go.https://t.co/4BcPAFhGME
— DW Politics (@dw_politics) April 7, 2022
Take that, covid Nazis.
Via Daily Sceptic:
A board member of a large German insurance company has spoken out over the “alarming” data his company has found regarding Covid vaccine side-effects.
Up to the end of 2021, the German Government recorded around 245,000 vaccine side-effects. However, the analysis by health insurance company BBK ProVita suggests the true figure is up to ten times higher.
A search of the databases of all BBK health insurance companies found that, from January to August 2021, around 217,000 of about 11 million BBK policyholders had to be treated for vaccine side-effects.
Andreas Schöfbeck, the board member who spoke out, told Die Welt:
“According to our calculations, we consider 400,000 doctor visits by our insured persons due to vaccination complications to date to be realistic. Extrapolated to the total population, this figure would be three million.”
That comes out as around ten times higher than the official figure from the Paul Ehrlich Institute, the Government agency responsible for vaccinations.
Moderna President get’s called out on Fox for having the same genetic sequence patented 3 years before the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/JpN6JZjTVd
— Zach Vorhies (@Perpetualmaniac) February 25, 2022
I made a FOI request for the data showing these 700+ deaths and “days since vax”. It was denied on the basis of “we don’t have the data”. That is BS, of course. The US data clearly shows a relationship between “days since vax” and deaths. This demonstrates causality. 1/2 🧵 pic.twitter.com/Zg8a0W8pMc
— LCHF Matt (@LCHF_Matt) February 25, 2022
JUST IN – Germany doesn’t rule out shutting down Telegram in the country if the messaging app continues to “violate German law” – Interior Minister (Zeit)
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) January 12, 2022
Germany could shut down Telegram if the messenger service popular with far-right groups and people opposed to pandemic-related restrictions continues to violate German law, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said in remarks published on Wednesday.
“We cannot rule this out,” she told Die Zeit weekly. “A shutdown would be grave and clearly a last resort. All other options must be exhausted first.” She added that Germany was discussing with its partners in the European Union how to regulate Telegram.
Both outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholzs (left) have said the unvaccinated are to face additional restrictions
Germany imposed stringent nationwide restrictions on people who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19 and limited attendance at soccer games and other public events…
In one of her final acts as chancellor, Angela Merkel held talks with her incoming successor, Olaf Scholz, and Germany’s 16 regional premiers on Thursday, where they agreed on new curbs including allowing only people who are vaccinated or recovered into restaurants, theaters and non-essential stores.
The officials also backed a plan to make Covid shots compulsory, saying that the lower house of parliament would vote on it soon. Scholz said he expects the measure to pass, and Merkel said she would vote for it if she was in the Bundestag.
A vaccine mandate would be a major departure after Merkel and other officials insisted shots would be a personal choice…
I’m not one for hyperbole but with the news today from Germany it does seem to me that Europe is descending into a very dark tyranny. People being forced to take a new-on-the-market vaccine or else be barred permanently from everyday life. Nothing remotely ‘liberal’ about that.
— Neil Clark (@NeilClark66) December 2, 2021
#UPDATE Germany’s incoming chancellor Olaf #Scholz on Tuesday signalled his backing for mandatory coronavirus jabs, a party source told AFP, as the country struggles to contain a fierce fourth wave of the pandemic pic.twitter.com/658IAcolw8
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 30, 2021
Earlier: Greek Tragedy
A ‘General Strike’ is called on social media for December 1 in Germany and Austria.