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Dorothee

Dorothee
Germany

A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

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June 20, 2010
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Cranesville Swamp

Cranesville Swamp

June 6, 2010
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I Like Movies And Books That Cheer People Up (Here I took a photo of my favorite-DVD!) As The Iberian Lynx Isn't Critically Endangered Anymore, But The Darwin's Fox Still Is, I Decided To Replace The Old Photo By A Photo Showing A Darwin's Fox! My Favorite Singers Are Daniel Boys And David Archuleta - I Still Find This Picture I Drew Kind Of Cheesy!

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| 06:03 AM Mar 12 2019

WobblyJoe

United States

fter WWII, US bus companies went to war with US train companies and finally convinced most metropolitan governments that busses provided sufficient alternatives to trains.
50 years later, many cities are struggling to return to trains. Busses are large and smelly beasts that contribute greatly to the pollution in the urban parts of our communities.
Also, as their costs are tied directly to fuel prices, so they cannot be relied upon to always provide transportation.
For example, due to fuel prices, my city reduced bus traffic from my part of the metro to the urban part of the metro down to just two trips per day, one around 6am and the other around 6pm. It’s no longer useful for anyone except ordinary commuters whose schedules match the bus schedule.
I kind of wish we still had our electric trains.
That’s just what happened to us here.
Maybe German busses aren’t diesel anymore.
Good luck.

| 04:57 PM Mar 10 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The TV-show ‘Markt’ on the TV-channel ‘NDR’ says that Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Ministry of Traffic shut down several train stations in 2015. They say it just wasn’t profitable anymore to keep these train stations alive and there were enough alternatives like buses to use. Now many small towns and villages are cut off the train traffic and ever since then the enterprises being located there have had trouble finding competent workers and apprentices. Wealthier enterprises now even try to win workers by offering them cheap rented apartments.

| 05:38 PM Mar 03 2019

Dorothee

Germany

Festivals that were celebrated this weekend according to ‘Tagesschau’:
>the ‘doll festival’ in Japan where Japanese families send a total of hundreds of dolls to sea by boat to ask the deity of the sea to bring luck to their girls,
>the wife-carrying festival in Dorking (England/ UK) where married men carry their wife. The one who crosses the finish line first – still carrying his wife of course – wins.

| 05:55 AM Feb 09 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The German enterprise ‘Ökotest’ tests products and services under ecological aspects and gives away certificates that grade certain products. According to the news show ‘marktcheck’ the enterprise had to hold a meeting days ago to keep itself from going insolvent – in which they succeeded. Within years ‘Ökotest’ has lost millions of dollars for the following reasons:
>They decided to work in China, too where they would give labels in Chinese language to products against payment from the makers of said products. This idea failed as Chinese are not interested in ecological labels AND by taking money for labels they lost some supporters who interpreted this as bribery in order to get a good label.
>Some shareholders now demand their money back and even brought this case to court as they do not wish to invest into a company that lost millions of dollars within years.

| 07:06 PM Jan 25 2019

Dorothee

Germany

‘Tagesschau’ says that now an unknown trader from Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany) is accused of having sold fake pills against cancer. His customers live in Poland, Hungary and the South of Germany…and maybe some more.