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Boy, what a desaster. I just have been following reader comments in German Newspapers. People are speachless andthat a woman who has failed in ever ministery she has headed and who is considered for destroying or adleast weakening the German Bundeswehr is consider for such a post. Currently she is involved in some scandals with the renovation of the Gorch Fock, inconsistencies with payments to consultants like McKinsey and, and, and.

I have never seen so much univocal rejection in comments like with this nomination of VdL. I wonder if she will pass in the parliament tomorrow.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 2nd, 2019 at 06:29:21 PM EST
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missed you

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jul 2nd, 2019 at 06:43:55 PM EST
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I second that! The voice of sanity returns!

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jul 2nd, 2019 at 10:14:25 PM EST
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It has been too long!


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jul 3rd, 2019 at 03:17:36 AM EST
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Fran? Is it possible? :)

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Jul 3rd, 2019 at 08:00:39 AM EST
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Hi all, thanks for your kind words. Yes it is possible, though I am mostly lurking or sticking my head in the sand to avoid politics, which seems to still go down hill.

Nice to see so many old-timers still around.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jul 6th, 2019 at 07:00:36 PM EST
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Going down hill?  More like rolled over and spinning in.  But as I keep telling my kids, "Once more into the breach, dear friends."
by rifek on Wed Jul 10th, 2019 at 09:32:16 PM EST
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