john_b

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  1.   A great spoof band that performed for laughs in a Berlin biergarten a few years ago: The Keller Family  
  2. All public libraries in Berlin closed today. Why?

      According to the article the library's system software is being upgraded
  3.   Popped into the new place today to pick up a Christmas pudding and inevitably ended up also buying kippers, a Fray Bentos steak & kidney pie and a couple of packets of chocolate digestives. That's Xmas sorted!   Not the cheapest but quite busy and a friendly atmosphere.
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Brexit Party parliamentary candidate for Tynemouth revealed - and he lives in Australia   When asked why he wanted to stand in the Labour seat in the North East he said: “I have a great fondness for the North East, having spent so much time working in the North Sea on oil rigs ( he lived in Aberdeen) and I drove through Tynemouth once.” He has lived near Perth - Australia for the last 30 years. He later said he would buy a house in the Constituency if he became the MP.   File under "you couldn't make it up!"
  5. The Vent - No Chat!

    Dear unknown neighbour, how hard can it be *not* to put tin cans and non-degradable plastic into the Biomüll? I lean in and take them out but you neither know nor care, you twat.   OTOH, I must becoming more German.
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    Private Eye     
  7. Brexit: The fallout

      Clearly more in tune with Trump than Pope Francis, then.    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-environment-pope/pope-urges-politicians-to-take-drastic-measures-on-climate-change-idUSKCN1VM161   “Our prayers and appeals are directed first at raising the awareness of political and civil leaders,” he said, adding that governments should “renew commitments decisive for directing the planet towards life, not death”.  He listed constant pollution, continued use of fossil fuels, intensive agricultural exploitation and deforestation as being among the man-made causes of global warming and said the Amazon, where fires are raging, is “gravely threatened”.  “Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, towards forms of clean energy and a sustainable and circular economy,” he said.
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    https://newsthump.com/2019/10/28/tv-fans-delighted-as-brexit-renewed-for-yet-another-season/
  9. Brexit: The fallout

      Also the guy who undoubtedly has plenty of relatives and friends in the US who have gained Irish passports but have no intention of actually living in Ireland