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As Alternative für Deutschland approach 40% support in East Germany, a right-leaning CDU faction announce plans to break away from the Union and found a new party that will cooperate with AfD In September, three East German states – Saxony, Thüringen and Brandenburg – will hold elections for state parliament. Alternative für Deutschland are now by far the strongest-polling party in each of these states. In Saxony, for example, they are polling at an-time high of 37%: The SPD – the party of federal Chancellor

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How the climatoids spent the summer lecturing us on the permanent drought that climate change has brought to Central Europe, and how they have earned nothing but rain for their hubris June headlines: "Germany is facing permanent drought." August headlines after a rainy summer: "Rain is no help against drought." December headlines after still more rain: "There is no more drought." In the past year, Germans have had to read a great deal about how carbon dioxide-induced drought is on the

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An inquiry into Fuggalu, or: How the guardians of German democracy aim to protect our democratic constitution by punishing those who argue that the pandemic response was anti-democratic Something has gone very wrong with the way establishment politicians and journalists talk about “democracy” “Democracy” and the various concepts associated with it have acquired a mysterious new semantic range that nobody will acknowledge or discuss. This problem has grown so obtrusive that whenever any politician or media personality begins

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The Cyber Threat Intelligence League, Sara-Jayne Terp, and the unbearably idiotic schoolmarms who have been unleashed to censor the internet Michael Shellenberger, Alex Gutentag and Matt Taibbi have continued their reporting on the “Censorship Industrial Complex” with a new piece on an odious organisation called the Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) League. Their revelations provide fresh details about the early history of the public-private campaign to censor the internet in the

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Is Karl Lauterbach replacing two-thirds of STIKO, the "independent" German vaccine advisory body, to ensure the approval of shiny new RSV jabs from Pfizer and AstraZeneca? German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is working hard to restructure the entire German public health bureaucracy, according to the lessons our rulers have derived from the Covid pandemic. The purpose of his reforms are hard to work out, and ominously, nobody at the Health Ministry will explain them. A little-known

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Infighting and internal divisions intensify among German climate activists and their patrons in government, as political momentum shifts decisively to the right Political movements derive cohesion from the momentum and energy they command. With the wind at their backs, adherents are willing to overlook their divergent interests and fight for a common cause. As these movements lose momentum and face hardening opposition, they suddenly find themselves rent by infighting and factionalism. Being

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BBC declares "Black women most likely to die in medieval plague" after unnamed "academics at the Museum of London" collect doubtful statistics on 145 medieval skeletons in an uncited unavailable study The internet is presently having a laugh at the BBC for their declaration that “Black women” were “mostly likely to die” in the 14th-century plague. Black women of African descent were more likely to die of the medieval plague in London, academics at the Museum of London have found. The

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On the curious schemes of various activists, ideologues and politicians to minimise the emission of certain atmospheric gases by restructuring our energy supply and thereby our entire civilisation As the insanity of the pandemic era recedes, I find myself writing more and more about climate politics. Many of my posts on this matter – especially the last one – elicit disagreement from readers who believe that my arguments validate the premises of climate propagandists, who want me to know that

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The Green Paradox: Why unilateral emissions restrictions may actually increase fossil fuel production and will always fail to do anything about atmospheric CO2 levels Periodically, journalists realise that our climate policies are doing absolutely nothing to reduce CO2 emissions. The latest entry in this amusing genre of reporting comes from N-tv and the Deutsche-Presse Agentur: The planned global production of coal, oil and gas continue to significantly exceed levels required to mitigate climate change.

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After a 17-hour meeting to address the escalating migrant crisis, German federal and state politicians produce a 5000-word resolution that promises nothing and offers no meaningful solutions at all On Monday, negotiators from the German federal and state governments met to hammer out a solution to the migration crisis. The states themselves have been overwhelmed by the flood of refugees, whose numbers exceed all available infrastructure and financial resources. The federal government – the worst we have had since 1949

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The European Union walks back its ruinous proposal to mandate minimum energy efficiency standards for buildings, as the political will for climate policies continues to crumble across the West Climatism is slowly dying, and the only remaining question is how long it will yet linger and how much damage it will do before it is gone. Everything that comes out of Brussels is a foul multilayered onion. On the outside is the laughable impossible childish impossible utopian idealism. As

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As the German Health Ministry drowns in millions of unwanted vaccine doses, Karl Lauterbach begs Germans to please, please line up for their fifth jab From the erstwhile vaccine propagandists at Der Spiegel, who I think are also tiring of the insipid autumnal vaccination liturgy and its noxious political enablers: Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has again called on people to get a booster vaccination. “Despite the pandemic and awareness campaigns, the importance of the

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Christian Drosten, enduring virologoid villain, demands mass livestock virus testing and scientific truth panels to enhance pandemic preparedness and marginalise people who disagree with him Christian Drosten, the malevolent virologoid at Berlin Charité who achieved international prominence in 2020 as court virus astrologer to the Merkel government, and who acted for years as the public face of hygiene restrictions in the Federal Republic, is one of the great villains of the pandemic. From lockdowns to

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Crazy Munich doctor earns nationwide press coverage with call for Germans to resume indoor masking because "we have a lot of infections right now," even though we don't Clemens Wendtner is an oncologist and head physician at the Munich Schwabing Clinic. Despite his total lack of epidemiological qualifications, he rose to prominence in the pandemic because he ended up treating some of the very first officially recognized Covid infections in Germany. In those early days, he was fond

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The very same Europe that stopped travel over a virus cannot close its borders against the global south, even as the failure to do so threatens the viability of establishment parties and the EU itself Europe has entered its second great migration crisis since 2014. Numbers are now at levels not seen since the aftermath of the Libyan civil war in 2014. Here, from the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, is a graph of migrant arrivals in Italy from January 2010 through September 2023:

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Nobel Prize awarded to mRNA researchers in effort to "Encourage hesitant people to opt for vaccination in the reassurance that it is safe and effective" On 2 October, the biochemists Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman received the Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, for their contributions to the development of mRNA vaccine technology. In 2005, Karikó and Weissman solved a crucial problem that had bedeviled all prior attempts to develop RNA-based therapies. This problem was

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Study: With each Covid vaccination, healthcare workers get sicker – applying for progressively more leave and taking more analgesic medication after each dose “Inability to work following COVID-19 vaccination” is a modest paper just published in Public Health (paywalled, but available here as a preprint from last November), analysing data from the ‘CoVacSer’ cohort study, conducted out of Würzburg to monitor the effects of Covid infection and vaccination on healthcare workers. Of 1,

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American Centers for Disease Control recommend the updated XBB.1.5 jabs to everyone 6 months of age & older because this will "ease ... roll-out" and "improve ... equity" While Europe has now largely confined Covid vaccination to older and vulnerable groups, the American Centers for Disease Control have chosen a different path. Yesterday, they accepted the advice of an advisory panel and recommended the XBB.1.5 jabs to everyone six months and older. They insist that “the

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Spiegel schoolmarm demands that Germans "act responsibly" and "get their masks back out" so she doesn't feel uncomfortable being the only "oddball" wearing a face diaper in public We’ve encountered Head Girl Science Fan Veronika Hackenbroch here at the plague chronicle once before. She’s a medical writer for Spiegel who defended lockdowns until the very end and is still fighting a halfhearted rearguard action to keep Corona alive. Her latest is a diatribe demanding that Germans

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German health authorities plead to parliamentary committee that they have yet to evaluate adverse vaccine events because there are too many of them The major German political parties will never investigate the pandemic response, because they are all complicit in it. Across the entire political landscape of the Federal Republic, the right-populist Alternative für Deutschland stands alone in its critical stance towards lockdowns and mass vaccination, and only in the state parliament of

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Two German childcare centres in Nordrhein-Westfalen issue child sexuality manifestos, waxing poetic about the benefits of masturbation and outlining rules for child sexual play A few of you have asked about reports of “sexual exploration rooms” in German childcare centres, where young children are encouraged to masturbate and touch each other. While I have no doubt the field of child sexual pedagogy is unusually depraved, I suspected the reports were exaggerated or lacking important

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Atlanta college with not a single documented SARS-2 infection imposes mask mandates and other "Covid-19 safety protocols" in a two-week campaign to crush the curve Also open thread. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (h/t the invaluable Prof. Freedom): Two week[s] after classes began, Morris Brown College is once again requiring students and employees to wear face masks on campus. The small, private Atlanta college announced the mask mandate Sunday in a letter to faculty,

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Bundeswehr plane dumps 200,000 litres of jet fuel into the atmosphere on two failed and unnecessary attempts to fly Germany's foremost Green politician to Australia Notorious air travel opponent and current Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock was set to return various sticks from a Leipzig museum to the Kaurna Aborigines. Last Sunday, Germany’s ridiculous Green Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock departed for a week-long tour of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The purposes of the trip

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