“I was 5 weeks out of the country and somewhat removed from the heat of the upcoming midterm elections. Since a week I’m exposed to its full blow propaganda machine and it is really awful to see how special interest groups mainly sponsored by corporations try to manipulate the outcome to their favor.“
Our editor from west of the Atlantic is back in the United States and speaks about the recent political circumstances.
Read more of his thoughts after the jump/below…
“Törtchen Törtchen” has been my favorite Gourmet experience during my 5 week stay in Germany.“
Being over here in Germany for almost one and a half month our editor from west of the Atlantic was quite impressed by the Cologne bakery. Strawberry mint cake anyone?
A guideline for ambitious diablogger east and west of the Atlantic – if it makes a difference in any way?
An interesting fact at first: Swiss train engineers earn almost twice as much money as the German drivers (2,500 to 4,500 Euros – to average).
One of the first daily news-magazines on television over here were the “heute”-news (heute = today) of the non-commercial channel ZDF. The first episode was broadcast on April 1st, 1963. Since then it’s a reliable and independent platform for information.
It’s an interesting day today. For people who like special dates. October 10th, 2010. Enjoy this one. Next time we have it in exactly 100 years. So if you don’t marry today, maybe it’s your birthday. Welcome to every baby born today. These are some of your famous birthday companions.
As West Germany had the Bundesliga, its major soccer league, the former GDR hat the Oberliga. 14 teams were included as the wall came down. Two teams, the ones of the cities Rostock and Dresden, were added to the Bundesliga. One league for one country.
An interesting sidenote involved the very hard-working and well-informed soccer manager of the West German team Bayer Leverkusen. Reiner Calmund.
People have less children – I wrote about possible consequences – and also get older. A few generations ago, the balance between the young and older people of my country over here grafically formed a pyramid. The foot of young people. The top of not so many older citizens. It changed. The pyramid does a headstand. What is good in terms of yoga, is a bit difficult in the context of population.