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First things first: I love the EU. I love what it makes possible, and that it slowly, slowly brings us all closer together. The Euro has made things a lot easier (though it was certainly bad for my currency conversion … Continue reading

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While bicycles may be a modern thing, and thus a modern solution to the sustainable transport issues, overuse and sustainability are not a modern thing or concern. This shit has history. Lots of history. Case in point? Overfishing. This was … Continue reading

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I’ve been writing about bicycles in our Western space yesterday – where the bike is not necessarily the first choice of transport. Usually, the more urban the area, the more prominent the bike, as it’s harder to find a parking … Continue reading

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One of the last old forests in Europe, the Hambacher Forst, is currently in danger of being razed. The Hambacher Forst is about 12 000 years old. Yes, twelve fucking thousand. Its earliest mention in written sources is in a … Continue reading

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…and the living is easy… I really like this song. I also like summer (though now the best part of summer, the holidays and summer break, are over, and it’s back to work for me). What I don’t like, at … Continue reading

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I’ve written about Amazon and its shitty work ethics before, and I’ve been not ordering things from there for years now. But I was totally and utterly flabberghasted and shocked when I heard that Amazon is flat out destroying returned … Continue reading

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The elections here are over, and the outcome is worse than I had expected or hoped for – the AfD is third strongest party in the Bundestag. That is a definite step to the right, and the right is not … Continue reading

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