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My Son

School’s gonna rock

or even just not

My dear son is joining school next year after the summer vacation. Today there was an information evening for us parents at school so that we know what is in store for us and especially for our child. Of course, I already expected that I won’t like some things. I noticed with my brother Marc that, for example, letters are no longer pronounced properly. To make it easier for the children, it just sounds shitty. Or in general, the lessons. Even during my time at the school for my apprenticeship, I didn’t like the fact that so much had to be worked out by myself or in groups and then presented to the class without moderation by the teacher. The classic but effective frontal teaching was hardly ever used anymore.

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Tobias – May the fourth be with you

It is said that time heals all wounds, even in Tobias’ favorite song “Nur die Besten sterben jung” (Only the best die young – What irony!) there is a corresponding line. The only problem is: It is a lie! Surely one can deal with losses over time if they are not as unnatural as in accidents or in my case in murder. If the person who leaves is way too young to be able to say that he or she had a beautiful, fulfilled life. No, no time in the world heals that!

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Four more years of Grand Coalition

So now we have a government again

And everybody's like, "Yeaahh!"

After a long back and forth, the grand coalition of CDU/CSU and SPD has now managed to form a government again. Yesterday, the Chancellor and her cabinet were sworn in for the benefit of the German people, so help them God. It’s a shame to imagine the positive aspects of a minority government, in which every decision has to be fought for a majority. In which it is not possible to simply bypass the majority and a “Keep it up!” would not be doable. That would have been a democracy.

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