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Dorothee
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| 02:01 PM Sep 23 2020

Dorothee

Germany

I saw today on TV how the team of a TV-show tested an app meant to tell you whether or not the mushroom you photographed is edible. Of course the mushrooms they tested were bred. So there was no mistake in telling whether or not the app was right.
Fact was: Some definitely deadly mushrooms were not recognized by the app. This app classified them as harmless.

| 01:48 PM Sep 18 2020

Dorothee

Germany

The German newspaper ‘Sueddeutsche Zeitung’ now warns about users who create fake websites making others believe that these were created by serious companies and enterprises. However these websites are…well…fake and their sole purpose is to trick people into either sending them money or clicking links that will infect your PC.

| 07:39 AM Aug 23 2020

Dorothee

Germany

The German newspaper ‘Sueddeutsche Zeitung’ now wrote about a farm in Pähl (Bavaria/ Germany). This farm houses about 12 donkeys, three dairy cows, 20 sheep and goats and at least three bee colonies, chicken and a sheep dog. They sell hay as animal food, have several acres where they grow fruits and vegetables, sell honey and honey-based products, sell the wool of their sheep and of course also milk. Another great thing about this farm is that some buildings have been standing there since the late 19th/ early 20th century. Yet the ‘Landratsamt’ (literally: Administration of this Land) argues that this is not a farm. Reason is that some donkeys are trained to therapy traumatized people. Also their owner gets paid by nearby schools for every once in a while teaching children about agriculture and the animals that are part of her farm. Anyway the ‘Landratsamt’ takes this as a reason to claim that this is not a farm, but an illegal service provider. Sure the owner did report in time that she also earned some extra money by offering therapy and lectures. But the one who approved of this registration made a mistake as it seems. They even go so far as to say that without the money she gets for her therapy sessions and her lectures in schools she wouldn’t be able to earn her living. Thus the ‘Landratsamt’ wants the owner and the farm animals to be removed to somewhere else. Even expert opinions and nationwide protests haven’t made them change their mind. And by expert opinions I mean for example even the ‘Amt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung und Forsten’ (literally: Office for Agriculture, Nurturing and Foresting) argues that the owner earns enough money to get by just by doing his farming. They say that this makes this a real farm, meaning there is nothing illegal or wrong about this lady’s business.

| 06:53 AM Jul 12 2020

Dorothee

Germany

The German newspaper ‘Dein Spiegel’ says that in Madrid (Spain) there is a programme supplying kids from very poor families with food at school. Alas the supply of food the makers of this programme chose was not the healthiest, but the cheapest they could get – i.e. fast food. Before Corona nobody cared as the children still were of not too alarming weight. They had to walk home due to not having the money to buy a bus ticket, they had to do grocery shopping for their parents who couldn’t afford a car…Anyway they moved a lot. Then however the lockdown came due to Corona and the children got really – excuse the word – fat. This finally drew peoples attention to the problem and they started to protest. So far many complaint and petition letters have reached the makers of this programme, demanding them to get these children better food.

| 05:34 AM Mar 28 2020

Dorothee

Germany

‘Suedwestpresse’ says that Kenya currently has two problems:
A) The weather is unusual! Long dry periods destroy harvest and kill their livestock. This is usually followed by very heavy rain that makes sewers overflow causing bacterial infectious disease among the human population.
B) Meanwhile Corona also causes panic among Kenya’s population, making some even steal hygienic articles. Just this week for example someone stole a whole order of respirators from a plane from Nairobi to Europe.

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