zwiebelfisch

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About zwiebelfisch

  • Birthday 06/24/1976

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  • Location Wilmersdorf, Berlin
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Kingston upon Thames
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1976
  • Interests Good coffee
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    German Language
  1. Jimmy Savile has died

      I think its just that they didnt see it as a problem.  Remember that back then things like PIE were almost mainstream, and people like Savile were known about.  It was just, for some reason, considered ok.   Not to mention Polanski that many consider to be something of a victim for getting into trouble for bedding a 13 year old.  The whole hollywood thing were falling over themselves to defend him, as whoopie goldberg said "I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape".  Image that now, people defending someone for drugging and raping a 13 year old.  Times have changed.   In case anyone doubt my quote: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/sep/29/roman-polanski-whoopi-goldberg
  2. Brexit: The fallout

      I dont think thats quite fair, Abbott is a perfect modern labour MP.  She went to a grammar school, sends her kids to grammar school but thinks everyone else should be happy with the local comp.     Disdain for the plebs, lives in a nice million pound home in hackney but talks about being a working class lass.  She is the absolute spirit of the modern left.
  3. What made you laugh today?

      On my keyboard its the same key as * and +.  Just to the left of the enter key.   But I have no idea what kind of weird layout a greek keyboard might have,
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Those were the days. Iraq, Afghanistan, drones flying everywhere. Bombing weddings. Libya was a bit of a disappointment so I was really looking forward to clinton starting a proper ground war in iran but sadly trump and his domestic focus just didn't have her bloodlust.  Boring!   Anyway I'm with french bean, let's get exporting death back on the ballot box next year. 
  5. Twat of the day

      That's because labour is the party of the middles class.  It is literally the party of the champagne socialist islington set.   Look to others, the lib dems like them or not do stand on principle. As does the SNP and however you spell that welsh lot clwydd? Sorry I'm on a phone and my knowledge of welsh spelling is non existent.
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    Sorry for being a broken record, but Corbyn is the gift that keeps on giving to the tories. Replace him with damn near anyone (no not diane abbot) and they walk away with a majority.  The fact they have a racist grandad mumbling on about the Jews and dithering over his beloved Brexit that he has to pretend he is against is killing them.
  7. Twat of the day

      That's a bit negative. We have the most open, fair, healthiest (at least in terms of life expectancy) society the world has ever seen.  Not to mention the most democratic.     I think you need to read up on some history.  It's only a couple of generations back that starving to death was perfectly normal, and such things as childbirth often a death sentence.   Nothing will change! Where have you been while all this change was happening?
  8. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    I can't stop laughing. Are we really arguing that the best customer for an ecar is someone who says they never drive and dont need a car?   Tonight I'm going to call a bald friend of mine and tell him he is the perfect customer for an expensive hair dryer.
  9. Twat of the day

      How are you going to do that?  The thing is that the rich do pay what is due, its just that the system is complex and they can afford accountants and lawyers to ensure whats due is small.  The sad truth is that most people who dont pay their dues are the poorest of the poor working cash in hand -- a crackdown there isnt going to help anyone.   The only fix is to change the complex system into a simple, understandable one without all the deductibles and financial shenanigans. Double irish sandwich anyone?  There are efforts to do this, see for example  FairTax, but its incredibly difficult.
  10. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

      Considering this is a thread on banning of cars, the most striking thnig to me is how little many city people appreciate the need for a car outside of cities or in some cases simply just outside of the city centre.
  11. Brexit: The fallout

      Too right, its about time we had a proper warmonger in the whitehouse, its been ages since they had a really good war.  Maybe the 2020 elections should be based on how many foreigners each president plans to kill with drones?
  12. How to separate and maybe divorce

      Judging by the latest post, I take it back.  They are indeed a complete asshat.    
  13. How to separate and maybe divorce

      Looks to me like taking the piss out of such a letter, but I bow to your superiou knowledge.  Maybe catjones isnt a complete asshat after all.   @catjones I apologise.
  14.   Its not so much a rumour, its simply expected from pretty much everyone that there is no realistic chance of the senate giving a 2/3 majority.  But this shouldnt be a surprise to anyone, thats politics and in the history of the us 2 presidents have been impeached, neither removed from office.   This has all been well known since the whole circus started, this was never seriously believed to be a way to get Trump out of power, but rather to harm him in the opinion of the voting public giving someone else (Biden?) a clear run in 2020.
  15. Twat of the day

      Exactly.