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Dorothee

Dorothee
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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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| 08:44 PM Jan 13 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The German TV-show from the channel ‘ZDF’ ‘Vorsicht Falle’ says that a criminal tricked the secretary of a German company into giving them the name of the company’s authorized officer and the full name plus e-mail address of the company’s accountant. The full name of the company’s boss and his e-mail address was already mentioned on their website. Then the con-artist created a fake e-mail address that was almost identical to the e-mail address of the company’s boss. This fake e-mail address then was used to contact the accountant of the company. The lady was told that as part of a deal between this company and another company she had to transfer over 1 million dollars to a certain bank account. The e-mail also said that she was to treat this deal extremely discreetly. She was not to tell anyone – not even her co-workers! Containing the name of the authorized officer, the correctly written name of the boss and such this e-mail looked extremely convincing. Thus the accountant simply transferred the amount of money to this bank account. Alas this transaction meant the financial ruin of this company as they couldn’t get the money back once this incident was noticed.
According to ‘Vorsicht Falle’ the following things would have prevented this:
>They should have had their own compliance department, but didn’t.
>They should have had stricter rules as to how transactions in this company were handled in this company – for example that you need the written permission of your boss for each transaction.
>If the boss had informed himself properly, he would have known about this criminal and he would have warned his workers about him.
>This company should have had stricter rules as to what workers were allowed to publish. The Christian name of the accountant doesn’t need to be public, nor does the name of the authorized officer. If the secretary hadn’t given this information to people contacting the secretary none of this would have happened.
>The accountant should have asked her boss personally. Yes, she was told to treat this case with discretion, but she still could have asked to speak to the boss alone.
>If she had read his e-mail address thoroughly, she would have noticed the one slight difference between this address and the official e-mail address of her boss.
>She could have simply replied to this e-mail. However instead of simply clicking the ‘reply’-button she should have clicked his e-mail address from her e-address-book. Alternatively she could have simply typed his e-mail address on her own before sending a reply-e-mail.

| 12:21 PM Dec 30 2018

Dorothee

Germany

The German TV-channel ‘NABU TV’ says that Germany’s ‘Grundsteuer’ (taxes you have to pay for owning land) is inefficient and not environmentally-friendly. Even though there would be plenty of space for more houses within villages and cities we destroy forests to build outside of these cities and villages. Reason is our ‘Grundsteuer’ that says you have to pay higher taxes for your property if a building stands on it. If for example you use the land you own to dump your waste there, these taxes will be lower for you. Thus it’s only logical that if you own a patch of land within a village or city – for example through heritage – and already have a place to live, you don’t want anyone to build anything on this property. As said before the court now agreed that something needs to change about this inefficient use of space. Thus as off New Year’s Eve the German legislative has exactly 365 days to think of a better way to put taxes on land property. So far there is only one plan, called ‘Bodenwertsteuer’. The idea is that for a patch of land that actually can be cultivated you have to pay the exact same amount of tax money no matter whether there is a building on it. Only the size of the owned land will make a difference in the amount of taxes you have to pay. This may encourage more people to use their land more efficiently by building houses on it or by renting their land to someone who wants to build a house on this property.

| 02:26 PM Dec 16 2018

Dorothee

Germany

The German Jewish newspaper ‘Jüdisches Leben’ (Jewish Life) says that:
>Australia now officially recognizes West-Jerusalem as part of Israel’s capital.
>Last Sunday in Ofra in West Bank an armed group of young men between 16 and their early 20’s attacked a group of Israelis with firearms. A heavily pregnant lady was injured gravely, her at that time unborn baby died days after being delivered via caesarian and some others were injured more or less gravely, too. The driving force behind this deed was political motivation.

| 05:41 PM Dec 15 2018

Dorothee

Germany

‘Domradio’ says that the German legislative now made a suggestion concerning §219 that deals with Germany’s abortion-laws:
In the future doctors who make an abortion need to give a written testimony before each abortion that they voluntarily did this – without anybody forcing them. Furthermore in the future doctors will receive more lawful protection by the law in case something goes wrong during the abortion.
Also in the future it shall be allowed for doctors to inform patients that they also commit abortion – as long as the hospital doesn’t publically advertise or glorify abortion, both of which still will be illegal in Germany.

| 06:59 PM Dec 08 2018

Dorothee

Germany

News:
>The quarterly magazine ‘gesundheitsblatt’ warns people about a very dangerous trend among teenagers and young adults. As laxatives have the side effect that they make you lose weight very fast, they regularly take this medicine to lose a few pounds – not realizing that this leads to dehydration, loss of many vital nutrients and failure of heart and kidney.
>‘gesundheitsblatt’ also warns about another beauty trend. A lot of ladies of every age go to the nail studio to get nail polish or artificial fingernails. What they may not know is that the UV light used in this procedure actually may cause cancer. Thus you should always wear fingerless gloves at the nail studio…or use intense sunscreen.

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