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Dorothee
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| 06:47 PM May 19 2019

Dorothee

Germany

‘Domradio’ says that the German law paragraph ‘Gesetz zur Regelung der vertraulichen Geburt’ (Law to Regulate Anonymous Birth) celebrated its 5th birthday this month and so far reached about 2.000 women. This law makes it possible for women to give birth in a hospital anonymously and to give up their child for adoption just as anonymously. Her name will be saved somewhere, but only her child will have the right to see this note as soon as said child turns 16.

| 05:42 PM May 19 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The latest episode of the German TV-show ‘marktcheck’ says that somewhere in Germany someone called the fire brigade when he mistook the smoke from his neighbor’s barbecue for smoke from a burning house. When everything turned out to be fine, a firefighter said that either the one who called the fire brigade or the one causing this smoke had to pay for this operation. Then this case was brought to court and the judge decided that none should pay in this case. The one who had this barbecue did nothing wrong and the neighbor had good intentions when he called the firefighters.

| 05:08 PM May 19 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The German TV-show ‘marktcheck’ – the latest episode that is – says that in Europe the number of hanta-virus-infected people is going to increase this year (compared to previous years) according to experts. This virus is transmitted through the excrement of wild mice and rats and can do serious damage to some human organs like the kidney. They say the increase of cases is due to the increase of wild mice and rats in Europe.

| 06:30 PM May 07 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The German magazine ‘bleib gesund’ says that there recently have been some tricksters calling or even visiting customers of certain health insurance companies. Then these tricksters will trick you into giving them personal information like when you usually are at home – so they can rob you if you’re not at home – or information they can use to create fake accounts and profiles.
‘Bleib gesund’ says that workers of health insurance companies usually don’t come uninvited. Also they always know your registration number and your date of birth. Thus if any alleged worker of an insurance company visits you uninvited or doesn’t know your birthday, he is probably not working for a health insurance company. Also if they call you, you may check if their phone number actually is the same as the phone number of your health insurance company.

| 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.

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