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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

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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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| 02:15 AM Nov 25 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Domradio” says that after 40 years Simbabwe’s head of state Mugabe eventually retreated this week.

| 10:33 AM Nov 24 2017

Dorothee

Germany

>It’s crazy what problems people bring to court: “Marktcheck” says that on a rainy day a taxi-driver refused to transport a gentleman and his wet dog. The dog-owner brought this case to court as the law says in Germany that taxi-drivers have to transport people “and the things they bring along”. Thus the judge decided that the owner was right and that in this case the dog could be considered a thing. There are exceptions though. Allergic taxi drivers are an exception. Also there is a list in Germany that names allegedly dangerous dog breeds. These dogs and other dogs that seem to be aggressive don’t have to be transported either.
>The German informative TV-show “marktcheck” says that the German minister of justice wants the paragraph to be changed that says that in a court case between a patient and a hospital a patient needs to prove that during his treatment the hospital staff neglected hygiene laws. He says that in case of a court case after a patient fell ill during his treatment in hospital it would make more sense to make the hospital prove that they did not neglect these laws and thus were not to blame for the patients bad health.

| 01:49 AM Nov 18 2017

Dorothee

Germany

>“Tagesschau” says that Siemens is going to cancel 3.300 jobs in Germany to outsource them into countries where production is going to be much cheaper.
>“Tagesschau” says that during the “Climate Conference” 26 countries – among them Canada and Great Britain – founded an anti-coal-alliance – countries that now try to live on alternative sources of energy.
>“Tagesschau” says that the German “Bundesgerichtshof” now decided in the following case: After the divorce of his parents an infant boy lived with his mother and stepfather the latter of which then adopted him. The biological father however also wanted to be the child’s father by law. To the surprise of everyone the BGH denied his wish.

| 01:14 AM Nov 12 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Im Angesicht des Bösen” (translated: Facing Evil) on the TV-channel “Gold” is the German adaptation of an American TV-show about people who survived some spectacular murder attempts. While all the cases I’m going to talk about right now happened in the early 90’s and thus can’t be called news anymore I just have to post this as I can’t get the following three cases out of my mind. Besides at least it’s news that “Im Angesicht des Bösen” was about these cases this week…
>Somewhere in Ontario in 1993 a lady got kidnapped from a parking lot next to a supermarket in broad daylight with plenty of shopping people around. In the interview she gave to “Im Angesicht des Bösen” she says that some people even looked her way, really watching the scene. She said that she did not understand why nobody had intervened back then.
>Something comparible happened back then in Texas: A young lady was kidnapped in her own car. When she finally escaped the man who had plans to murder her, she ran to a truck-driver and asked him to call the police after explaining to him in a nutshell what had happened to her. As it seems he didn’t believe her. He told her to go away and thus she ran off.
>I recall this happened in Ohio. Someone violently grabbed a lady, pushed her into her car and drove off with her. Someone saw this, worried a little, but eventually said to herself that this probably had just been an angry husband and his wife.
All these cases ended well with the kidnapping victims surviving. However in at least two of these three cases the victim was freed or freed herself just before he was about to murder her. A little while later any help would have been too late.
Thus things really would have been better if witnesses had called the police. Even if it all had been a misunderstanding nothing would have happened to them. I don’t know about Texas, Ohio or even just Ontario, but in most countries calling the police if you falsely presume a crime is nothing illegal. Sure in many countries it is illegal to prank the police by intentionally calling them for nothing, but they work according to the principle “in dubio pro reo”, meaning that if there is no evidence you just attempted to prank them, you won’t get any trouble.
P.S. Interesting trivial information about the case happening in Ontario: The gentleman who prevented the murder of the lady in this Ontario case of the year 1993 actually was already retired and in his mid 60s when this happened. Back then he probably thought that nothing exciting would happen anymore in his life and that he would die with most people not even knowing about him…And now he achieved international fame by doing what he did in his mid 60s. Back then when he saw what was going on, he actually was just doing some work in the woods. He prevented her murder by grabbing his axe to threaten the murderer. Still his axe in his hands he then even chased after the murderer. Eventually he returned to make sure the lady was okay and that she would get medical treatment.
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On the APEC-Summit it was decided now that TTIP shall not be given up…even without the United States.

| 11:08 PM Oct 31 2017

Dorothee

Germany

- The German informative TV-show “Topwelt” now was about “Five Brilliant Solutions to Common Problems”:
>Avocado-stickers are stickers to show you what a ripe and a non-ripe avocado looks like, so you may compare the avocado you just hold in your hand to the avocados shown in the pictures. This way you won’t buy the wrong avocado. Right now there are plans to make these stickers for other products, too. For example they could have stickers for dairy-products, telling you how you can tell a dairy product that isn’t edible anymore and one that may show signs of aging, but still can be eaten apart. I bet this would work for flour, gruel, fish, sweeties etc., too.
>400.000 cases of patients getting infected by germs happen every year in Germany. About 30% of these diseases could have been prevented if the staff had kept their hands more clean. Thus there now are special doors that have a germicide dispenser attached to the dood knob. This way you won’t forget to disinfect your hands.
- “Tagesschau” says that in Neumarkt-Kallham (Austria) a train rolled off and crashed into another standing train when the driver forgot to pull the brakes before leaving the train. Nobody got hurt as at that point both trains were empty. Alas the damage still is very high.
- “Domradio” says that Kenyan president Kenyatta may have gotten 98% of the votes, but only 36% of the people did vote. Thus many people demonstrate how unsatisfied they are with this result.
- The German informative TV-show “marktcheck” now reported about the following court case: A car driver didn’t see a town sign until she was very close to it. She tried to slow down quickly – as in Germany there are speed limits in towns, villages and cities, but not outside them-, but she wasn’t quick enough and her car didn’t slow down until after she had crossed the sign. A traffic enforcement camera caught her and she had to pay a fine. She refused and brought this case to court. According to German law traffic enforcement cameras mustn’t be installed less than 200 metres after the town sign appears – although there of course are exceptions, like the ground in this area making an installation in any other place impossible or something like that. Anyway she was sure that this definitely was not 200 metres, but less. Thus a judge now decided that she did not have to pay as the span between the sign and the camera indeed was a few centimetres less than 200 metres.

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