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Reaching agreement on a Coalition in Germany

by PeWi Sun Oct 25th, 2009 at 04:25:25 PM EST

I don't really feel competent, but put something together as a starting point for others to comment on.

Especially the second youtube clip needs further watching...

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Muslims in Germany

by PeWi Thu Jun 25th, 2009 at 06:18:27 AM EST

This has been brought up in the Salon, but I thought it was worth some further presentation, as the conclusion were presented rather skewed in the source provided. Also there was a rather heated discussion I gather on Burqa and what frenchness means etc.

From the diaries - Nomad

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Friday Bridge Blogging

by PeWi Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 02:01:18 PM EST

We haven't had one of these in a while and since a certain momentous event further described below the fold - it might be - as an anti-metaphor and antithesis, to why I started the series also be the last.

Bridges to Nowhere!

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us comes out on top

by PeWi Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 09:42:45 AM EST

According to a Ernst and Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (Links to a pdf) summary page here

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5MW with location picture [updated with videos]

by PeWi Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 09:02:39 AM EST

In one of the recent energy diaries the 5MW Turbine came up. And since we are all a little bit of nerds, and I happen to be working for a company involved, here are some pictures, that I hope you will enjoy. Warning, this is a picture heavy dairy, and might sound like a press --- release...

Second Turbine for Beatrice

Unfortunately, I am not involved in the project, but anyhow...

From the diaries ~ whataboutbob

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[UPDATED]Thursday Bridge Blogging: Über sieben Brücken musst du gehn

by PeWi Fri Mar 30th, 2007 at 04:04:58 AM EST

A photostory of what happend between


Bridge blogging by PeWi, great! With an edit - afew

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***Pope in hot water

by PeWi Tue Sep 19th, 2006 at 06:30:59 AM EST

Pope Benedict quotes an 600 year old document and gets into trouble.

I don't know why I want to defend this pope, but hey - I don't even know if I succeed.

***from the front page - Jerome

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Bush gropes Merkel

by PeWi Tue Jul 18th, 2006 at 10:31:40 PM EST

This got a bit of tracktion in the usual places, but I think we should have it here as well. Excuses if it was already posted.

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Thanks Jerome

by PeWi Sun May 21st, 2006 at 03:29:10 AM EST

That all I can say so early in the morning, But really the thanks has to go out to everybody that was there, to create such a great meeting.

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Get the gun

by PeWi Mon Apr 24th, 2006 at 09:02:34 PM EST

I am in a fowl mood today. Wife 300 miles away and I am told my job will finish at the end of June. BASTARDS!

So, I am reading all these Diaries about divisive issues and that gets me thinking, and I have to agree with those that say, petrol tax is not really a problem, at least that can be discussed rationally. There are however aspects that are so divisive that it becomes funny again.

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Would you publish this cartoon?

by PeWi Thu Apr 20th, 2006 at 07:26:48 PM EST

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Since everybody here seems to like maps

by PeWi Fri Mar 31st, 2006 at 07:29:27 AM EST

here are some interesting ones.

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have you ever faked an Orgasm?

by PeWi Thu Mar 23rd, 2006 at 10:31:57 AM EST

"Yes, ..."

more below the fold

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Friday Bridge blogging

by PeWi Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 01:10:13 PM EST

It was a long day for me but I am still at work research for a book, and I came across this:

Original embedded image got access-restricted, new copy hosted & inserted from NPPA: Best of Photojournalism 2006 by DoDo

and I though, ah yes, it is Friday, lets have some bridge blogging.

So your task, for this diary. Find bridges, that are award winning or aren't quite used in the way originally intendet.

And yes, The photo is copyrighted and by Jan Grarup, Denmark, Politiken/Rapho.
The title is: Kashmir earthquake aftermath. It was a People in the News: 2nd prize. And I stole it here

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A comic's response

by PeWi Mon Feb 6th, 2006 at 01:55:20 PM EST

I don;t know if you are familiar with Ralk Koenig?
Famous gay comic in Germany - Der bewegte Mann.

Basicaly hardcore but loveable gay characters.

He has a comic strip out commenting on the controversy sourrounding the Mohammed comic strips.

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live blogging the encyclica

by PeWi Mon Jan 30th, 2006 at 07:35:59 PM EST

Thanks to DowneastDem and his diary on pope benedict's thoughts about love and social justice

At first I only wanted to comment, but then the comment developed into a fuller parsing of the text, so I decided to make my own diary. I meant to read the enzyclica anyway, since I wanted to write about it in my Church Magazine that I edit (not available online!)

Then I started reading and after a while I got bored and ran out of time and decided that I would not finish and blog about it at all, but then Agnes made this diary and so I thought, I want to contribut as well, and got this out of hiding

So here goes.

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Public opinion - a brief rant on market research

by PeWi Sat Jan 28th, 2006 at 09:11:00 AM EST

I love Market research. i financed parts of my degree with being a guinea pig and pretending to be a heavy smoker, who had just had a dental operation so I could not smoke during the interview (I hate smoking) - So yes, I am highly cynical about Market research, but I don;t bypass a chance to tick boxes and confuse them... O.k I know enough about statistics that the outliers are usually eliminated, but still, it pays for the sandwich.

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Wednesday Wind MILL blogging

by PeWi Thu Jan 19th, 2006 at 04:13:13 PM EST

Apologies to everybody that thinks I am going to talk about windtubines, no,I came across this windmill and I thought that might amuse some people. And since I like strange buildings and unusual designs....

Not, that I can tell you much about them, but here is a special mill.

from the front page...whataboutbob

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Friday Bridge Blogging

by PeWi Sun Nov 6th, 2005 at 11:45:47 AM EST

Sorry for the late and very short posting - had a rather "interesting" AGM today.

so I feel rather...


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Friday Bridge Blogging

by PeWi Sun Oct 30th, 2005 at 10:27:26 AM EST

Back from the front page ~ whataboutbob

This TBB will be another trip down parallel lines. No, not railway lines. Parrallel, as such, as it starts with an image of a bridge

but continues quite different after the fold.

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