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Lubeck 29.11.2012

Today  the weather turned and Lubeck got a  lot colder so a warm glass of Gluewien was most welcome .A chance meeting of this famous Hux str policeman ( one of Lubeck,s  finest) was also one of the highlights of the day ! We might be in for snow tonight! I hope to get some video shots of the Marine kirche Christmas market tomorrow!

Lubeck Marathon today!

Lubeck den 21.10.2012

To-day Lubeck had its Marathon and I did arrive to take a few snaps .The day started out with a bit of sunshine but after two hours it started to get overcast, however the rain stayed away. I did not manage to get a photo of the overall winner but it doesn’t matter this kind of race is all about the individuals and their determination to do their best and fair play to all they did just that! Great show Lubeck!

Up date from Lubeck

Update Lubeck

Here in Lubeck, it’s a very wet, dark and gray morning! At first glance, after a few days now roaming around I get the impression that business is a little slower and I do come across a few empty shops In some streets there are quite a few empty .I can’t say that business is drying up but you do get the feeling it is slower and people are not out spending .Anyway I took this novel photo yesterday.

Boat race in Lubeck

Lubeck 18.05.2012

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Today in Lubeck is a very blustery day and you don’t know whether to bring a coat or an umbrella. I actually bought one today but felt like a fool walking around with it afterwards. It was quite warm when the sun managed to come out but we did have spells of quite strong winds to contend with .I came across the “Broken Heart Bridge”

apparently for every lock on this bridge there is  a broken relationship (broken hart) some of the Locks have initials inscribed on them .! When I was last in Dublin I noticed going across the halfpenny bridge lots of locks on the bridge and I wonder if this same ritual is been done .I would say that the halfpenny bridge is probably a more appropriate bridge as we have the remains of St Valentine in Dublin and Dublin should clam to be the capital of Hearts .Why Not even if there are broken ones?

David Mc Williams on Pat Kenny

Here is an excellent commentary  by David Mc Williams on the current financial crises in europe .I find myself in agreement with most of his analyzes .His assertion that the answer to deflation is inflation and his knowledge of current German ideoligy is spot on as I am living here among them I can confirm that is what I am hearing from many Germans I talk to here in Lubeck

My own belief is we need a Financial Marshall plan for Europe

see :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Plan

also :

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Pod cast here

Original audio source (pod-v-12061220m25spkmcwilliams-pid0-1225368_audio.mp3)

lubeck at night

Ireland looses 4-0 and I’m walking back to my apartment, another bad day!

But the beauty of Lubeck makes up for it !

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Thank God for Vincent Browne!

Sunday Morning

Greetings  from Lubeck!

Here is a perfect example of a politician not answering a simple question All of the current established political parties are really the same .In it for what they can get out of the system. This Twit was voted in to office by idiots’ and the same idiots’ are now complaining about the incompetence of the current crowd of gangsters in the government. Until the Irish people get up off their knees and start demanding  100% accountability from the politicians they elect we are only going to continue to get gombeens like this twit on TV waffling crap .Why are we not out on the streets burning down this rat infested building called Lenster House ????The ignorance of this particular politician is mind boggling.

Ordinary people are left to fend for themselves, the old and the sick are been tossed aside ,critical social services are been cut back and I have no doubt that people have died as a result. We have an obligation to look after the less well off in our society .The social services and community services are crucial to the well being of any community .we must not tolerate gombeens  and  cancers  like this politician to try and put a veneer of respectability on the wholesale robbery of our Nations finances. The true disaster for our country is the emergence of a political class who have absolutely no loyalty to the people, they have one loyalty and that is to themselves and their vested interests. These politicians using names like the” Labour party” (for example) are akin to wolves in sheep’s clothing.

None of the established political parties represents the interests of the people; they are all self publicists, arrogant and downright liars. Remember “not one red cent more to the Banks” .Or “Labours way or no way “.No my friends we are alone and these public leaches are feeding on our live carcases. We in the small communities must pull together and get real honest decent people to represent us in a new modern parliament that will have all the checks and balances perhaps some like the Swiss have, we the people must take action and we must now dispense with these spineless, gutless political leaches that infest the Dail.

The billions that have been paid out have been stolen from the future of our children.  Thousands of our citizens will be leaving our shores in the weeks and months to come because of no vision or realistic future in their own country. The everlasting game of blame the last crowd is now worn out and we need to see to it that honest decent trustworthy people are elected to defend our rights enshrined in our constitution.

Citizens of Ireland,

Get up off your knees and take back your country from the likes of this career political leach!

Up date from Lubeck 3

Here in northern Germany we are in election mode and the local politicians are out and about I haven’t met anyone and nobody has called to the door. All I can surmise is that the election is fought on the local radio and some public meetings but the three main parties are all spouting the same and there is no real difference in policy .The all present themselves in been experts in business and industry .Apparently “The left “got into power the last time as a junior partners but they do not have seem to have any major effect and consequently are suffering at the polls. There is another colourful party called the pirates and they seem to be growing in popularity. On one of their posters I see their call for an end to backroom deals and call for more openness in politics ..I would vote for them if I could vote!!!

Billboards are all around the place (see photos) and this one from the CUD (Biggest party in Government) The CDU politician says to German children

Text says “For your future without debts”

Of course Irish children will be drowning in Deutsche Bank’s debts for the next two generations because these lying politicians haven’t the balls to tell the German people that they have in effect gambled away all of their savings and have managed to get the gullible Irish to pay interest on debts we haven’t a hope of ever paying back. All this is done because our own gutless politicians have sold us out to these spineless German politicians.  No doubt the German People will wake up one day when the rest of Europe won’t buy any of their products and then the proverbial sh** will hit the fan!

Well enough of politics.

Visiting the town we have this group of travellers with their dinosaur exhibition.  I went along to get a few photos for the kids at home! Judging from their big massive trucks they must be raking the lolly in!

The weather is not doing so well and we are experiencing April showers and some bright sunny spots every now and again but it is cold when the sun is not out. I am told it should start to be a lot warmer in the coming days!

I came across this fabulous jewellery shop in the Hux STR yesterday; do take a look when you visit Lubeck. I guarantee you will get a decent cup of tea and some most unusual silver rings and some extraordinary wooden carvings for your home. The shop is at the lower end of the street  but Hux str is the best street for shopping and it is well worth the visit!

 

Up date from Lubeck 2.04.2012

Last evening , I got a real shock .I was invited by my next door neighbour   to a glass of wine  as we discussed the general financial health of Germany I was shocked to hear that he was going to have to pay (wait for it ) “Rain tax” Yes you heard it here first Germany is introducing Rain tax. Households will be charged for the collection of rain water and this must be done by putting in place a collection system for this water that will separate it from the waste water coming from washing machines and toilet and shower waste water. This is apparently a new rule coming from Europe and the Germans public have already accepted that this has to happen. I asked some friends about this and they were not fazed by this new tax.

Last Wednesday I went to my local “cafe Central “for breakfast apart from the charcoaled bacon the breakfast was fine I am able to browse the web with my I- Touch and with an app called “face time” I am if I am lucky call up my daughter Lauren and talk to her for free .But she has to be near a wifi hot spot to receive my call on her I-Touch .

On Monday  I heard over the radio that in one day 11,000 people were to lose their jobs as a large company went into bankruptcy ( A Company called” Schnecker”) also in the news was the constant increases of petrol .Sometimes the price can change two or three times in one day at the petrol stations .The last I saw the price for petrol here was 1.69 – to 1.71  but I have seen it even higher ,again I have asked fiends about this but they just say that is the price they must pay .What a compliant bunch?

Friday afternoon the German Bundesbank  refused to accept Greek, Irish or Portuguese sovereign/bank bonds. This is a severe blow to the Euro zone which will have massive repercussions. I haven’t heard anything in the main media about this development but believe me we are about to see the S*** hit the fan! If you are in Bank stocks get hedged now!

Last Saturday we had a demonstration hear in the town of Lubeck by the local Nazis, apparently it was 70 years ago the RAF bombed the city in preparation of a much bigger attack on Hamburg later on .The Locals seem to want to ignore the Nazis and some of the churches has counter demonstrations arranged .I went into one of the largest churches here called the Marine Church. Seventy years ago the building was badly destroyed and the bell tower was destroyed .One of the bells fell to the ground and it was decided to let it stay where it fell and to this day it still is to be seen where it fell (see photos) This church took 100 years to build in the first place and after the war it took I am told nearly twenty years to rebuild..

The local council are busy getting the town ready for the hordes of tourists that will be coming to Lubeck from May on and I got a taste of what Lubeck is Like when the sun comes out ,believe me it is wonderful ,cafes everywhere and the fabulous old buildings give a medieval feel all around the town. The last few days we had a change in the weather, strong cold winds swept around the town and I had to don my winter coat once again .To-day Monday the 2nd April is a cold day and overcast .

Just listening to the news and we have a scandal of German Finance spies been caught having bribed bank staff in Switzerland .The boys have lodes of data on tax evasion of rich Germans who were trying to hide their millions from the German tax system .I wonder if the Irish government would do something like this to go after the millions that have been hidden by rich Irish developers in Switzerland?  Fat Chance!

More to come in next posting!

19.30 Up date

Believe it or not, my crock of a bicycle was stolen from outside the local folk’s schule in the Hux Str, what a bummer!

Machholz

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