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There is something inspiring about your beer posting. It is not yet noon in America but my sense of purpose is to leave work, go to the health foods store, and find this Augustiner-Bräu (supermarket will not have).
It sure won’t lead to a post scarcity fusion economy, that’s for damned certain.
BREAKING NEWS: RFKjr to announce run for President as an Independent Oct 9, due to the DNC blocking him from running as a Democrat. Yowsers!
My mother used to brush the Kruste with cognac, there was never any left by the time the roast was done!
Read and quite enjoyed both, looking very much forward to your next installment together!
The two of you compliment each other very well, and your unique approaches dovetail together to put out a product that is vastly informative yet easily understandable to we laymen.
Prost to you both, here's to more fantastic collaborations!
"Phobia of nuclear power is a cultural phenomenon in Germany that extends well beyond Green voters, with origins in Chernobyl"
That's not entirely correct. The Greens were founded in 1980 and achieved election success into the Bundestag already in 1983, so three years before Chernobyl. The anti nuclear movement grew already heavily in the 70s. Chernobyl was certainly a booster for the Greens (like the refugee crisis of 2015 was for the AfD), but it looks to me like it wasn't the origin of the unique nuclear phobia in Germany
Prost to you and Irina! Do Germans have Wiesn Koks outside of Oktoberfest and do they export it? Asking for a friend who tried it once in Munich ;)
Dang, eugyppius. I know I should say something cogent, but it's Friday night and I'm de-scaling from work and not feeling very bright. But before diving into the second article, I just emerged to say that I did not know that "soluble" could be used as an alternative to "solvable". I pride myself on being reasonably well-versed in English - it's my mother tongue, dammit - but I've always thought it was just the chemical meaning. I'm now feeling insecure. Are you sure you're German?
Eugyppius - Can you clarify whether the EU currently recommends boosting kids same as the US CDC? Last week's TheHighwire.com show said the EU does not, sourced by:
...saying "Earlier this week a US CDC panel of advisers voted 13-1 to recommend new Covid vaccine boosters for all people over 6 months of age, contradicting European and WHO guidelines that focus on high-risk groups."
That story was sourced by this March 3, 2023 EU guidance:
But when I mentioned this in a Public Comment to my local Board of Health, their factually-challenged Health Officer countered that the EU changed its guidance a week ago so now matches the US CDC wanting kids boosted. So I'm hoping you or a commenter could confirm whether this is true and what the EU is currently recommending. Thanks in advance!
There should be a box in the computer so you could pass us a beer. Read part of the interview, curious to hear a voice, but it was all Irina's.... she got some interesting stuff on her site indeed. I specially enjoyed the post about fake meat.
Reality is making a welcome return to the Great Blighty Asylum, but whether the ruling inmates will abandon their magical thinking remains to be seen.
Much will depend, I think ,on how cold the coming winter will be: even the most dedicated dogmatic Greens, like Holyrood's Harvie and Westminster's Lucas,will have trouble selling Net Zero if a blocking anticyclonic episode takes hold.
The usual suspects are in a lather, but economic reality can no longer be dismissed.
However, legal challenges are being planned, so there might be a run on hit water bottles, fleecy things and socks.
Last year our energy suppliers advised us to jump around, hug a dog- but not an American bully- and wear more socks, while prices went through the roof.
Did you make it to Wiesn ?
Plain or Dumplings?
So much for Green plans to 'Save the Planet': kill all the cetaceans, birds, bats and other unfortunate creatures which collide with the blades and the noise , then introduce blackouts and managed demand for the humans and 'Job done'!
Weather does what it's been doing since time began, as the cycles of change continue,while what used to be known as civilisation will be reduced to a dreary impoverished monoculture, tightly controlled by paranoid rich zealots concealed in their 'sustainable' fortresses.
I'm glad you're a fan of Augustiner. I first tasted it as a teenager in 1973, on a snowy Easter holiday in Bavaria and Austria. Edelstoff is just divine, and is one of the beers I'd consider as a 'one beer for life', if I had to make such a terrible choice.
On a more serious note.....
I enjoy your substack, as it's about what I call 'the reality of things', and written from a German perspective. My parents (British, dad was pseudo-civilian RAF meteorologist) introduced me to the realities of life and history on that holiday. Amongst cultural vists in Salzburg and Munich, we visited the Berghof bunker in Berchtesgaden, and finally, before we went home to Gutersloh, Dachau. I've never forgotten it, my parents teaching me, oh so subtly, the horrors to which ideology and unlimited government power can lead.
Keep up the good work.
Great interview, thanks. I've said it before but still: I really enjoy your wider political writing and predictions for the future. I entirely agree with your points about academic life being a desert for the intellectual, I'm not exaggerating when I say I've learned more from anons on the internet since 2018 than the years of 'higher' education that I've had. Mentally and intellectually I'm miles away from where I used to be. Sobering, really.
I'll probably be calling for a Fourth Reich in another 18 months.