And now it's Tesla's turn!

By Silvio Canto, Jr.

This is entertaining and crazy to watch.   Check this out:   

A German court on Sunday ordered Tesla, Inc. to stop clearing forest land near the capital Berlin to build its first European car and battery factory, a victory for local environmental activists. The U.S. electric carmaker announced plans last November to build a Gigafactory in Gruenheide in the eastern state of Brandenburg, where unemployment, at 5.7% as of mid-year 2019, is about 15% higher than the 5.0% German average. The court ruling, by the higher administrative court of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg, comes after the state environmental office gave a green light to clear 92 hectares of forest for the plant. Planning permission has not yet been granted to build the Gigafactory, however, meaning U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk’s company is preparing the ground at its own risk. So where do we go next?  Who knows but I have a few questions for the German courts: First, would they prefer that Mr. Musk take the plant to another country?  I’m sure that there many willing to offer him space and perhaps a tax benefit as well; and, Second, what about the jobs and indirect benefits of manufacturing electric cars?  Who is going to replace those jobs or the other economic benefits? We will watch to see where this goes.  I’m all for protecting trees or landscapes.  However, unemployed people don’t usually enjoy nature as much as the happily employed.

Bavaria: Intercultural police training to promote understanding for Africans

The police in Bavaria want to promote understanding for Africans with intercultural training for their candidates.

For this purpose there will be a “Day of Intercultural Competence”, which will be organised in cooperation with the Africa Center of the University of Würzburg. Aspiring officials from the Bavarian riot police as well as asylum seekers and students from Africa are to take part, reported the dpa news agency.

Police operations were often unsatisfactory due to cultural misunderstandings, said the head of training and further education in the Presidium of the Bavarian Riot Police, Gerd Enkling. Intercultural and social skills will become increasingly important for aspiring police officers. The seminar will help to put candidates in the shoes of Africans.

Africans also have stereotypical ideas about corrupt and brutal police officers based on their experiences in their countries of origin, according to Enkling. It is understandable from his point of view that such immigrants should therefore fear police officers in Germany, and be suspicious of police officers.

The head of the riot police department, Thomas Bauer, also warned of prejudice on the German side. One thing, for example, was that immigrants were generally more prone to violence than Germans. But this was not the case. “Many fled from violence because they no longer wanted it,” according to Bauer.

“With the seminar we want to show the prospective police officers a differentiated and diverse picture of Africa. At the same time, it should be clear where prejudices come from and how they can be overcome,” said literary scholar Julien Bobineau from the Africa Center at the University of Würzburg.

One of his main areas of research is “colonial racism”, which is still prevalent today and shown, among other things, by “racial profiling” used by security authorities.

But at the top of countries noted by UNODC for intentional murder rate per year per 100 000 inhabitants, all are either African, South American or Central American countries with populations bearing the marks of African ancestry such as Brazil or Honduras.

The rate is typically expressed in units of deaths per 100 000 individuals per year; thus, a mortality rate of 30 (out of 100 000) in a population of 100 000 would mean 30 deaths per year in that entire population, or 0,03 percent out of the total.

And research suggests that intentional murder demographics may also be under-reported for political reasons, noted author William Vizzard in his book Shots in the Dark.

Berlin’s commissioner to fight antisemitism slams university for BDS event

The city-state of Berlin’s commissioner to combat antisemitism, Lorenz Korgel, on Monday criticized Humboldt University for holding an event with an alleged academic antisemite who promotes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israel.”If anti-Israeli boycott and delegitimization campaigns are directly supported, the line regarding Israel-related antisemitism was crossed. The Berlin Senate has clearly taken a stand against campaigns of this kind,” Korgel told The Jerusalem Post.

The Post reported last week that the Berlin-based Humboldt University, which expelled Jewish academics and students during the Nazi-era, hosted an anti-Israel event with the pro-BDS academic Georg Meggle.Dr. Elvira Groezinger, vice chairwoman of the German branch of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, told the Post on Monday that the Humboldt University “defies scientific integrity and ethics. Apparently, the old antisemitic GDR [German Democratic Republic] spirit still prevails there, which Jeffrey Herf describes so well in his latest book Undeclared Wars against Israel.’’Herf, a distinguished University of Maryland historian, outlined in his monumental book the role that the former East German communist state played in supplying weapons to Israel’s enemies and promoting an ideological war against the existence of the Jewish state. Humboldt University is located in the now-defunct capital of the GDR.Post queries to Humboldt University president Sabine Kunst and her spokesman Hans-Christoph Keller were not immediately returned. Keller defended the event last week as an expression of academic freedom. He and Kunst declined to say if antisemitism is an opinion.The German journalist and expert on contemporary antisemitism in the federal republic, Alex Feuerherdt, told the Post that he understands that Korgel’s criticism to mean that Humboldt University event crossed the line into Jew-hatred.

Sigmount Königsberg, the representative to combat antisemitism for Germany’s largest Jewish community in Berlin, tweeted last week: “And then you wonder that at Humboldt an antisemitic event takes place under the guise of ‘freedom of science.’”Korgel told the Post that the Berlin Universities are not bound by the anti-BDS resolution passed by the Berlin Senate.Humboldt University faced sharp criticism last year for opening an Islamic Institute with ties to Iran’s regime. The CEO of the US-based Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, told a congressional hearing last month that Iran’s regime is the leading state-sponsor of antisemitism and Holocaust denial.Humboldt University’s Institute for Islamic Theology, where Imams are trained and educated, is overseen by an advisory board that includes the Islamic Community of Shi’ites in Germany (IGS), which is controlled by Iran’s rulers.In September, Gunnar Schupelius, a popular columnist for the Berlin paper B.Z., urged Berlin Mayor Michael Müller to end “nightmare of the Iran nightmare on the Islam Institute” at Humboldt University. The university took no action against Iranian regime influence at the university.

Historical church vandalized in the Giengen district of Hürben, Germany

According to police, unknown persons are said to have thrown eggs at the church between Saturday noon and Sunday morning. At the church in Hürben, the eggs had already soaked into the plaster in several places, which is why they could not be removed completely. A garage was also thrown at. The police from Giengen have started the investigation and are taking evidence from witnesses by calling 07322/96530.

Germany: Probably Turks attacked the birthday party of a 16-year-old girl, sexually coerced the female guests, stole the birthday presents and smashed the restaurant

POL-BO: Bochum-Harpen / 16. Geburtstag eskaliert völlig! - Nicht eingeladene Gäste verwüsten Vereinsheim und klauen sogar die Geschenke
POL-BO: Bochum-Harpen / 16. Geburtstag eskaliert völlig! - Nicht eingeladene Gäste verwüsten Vereinsheim und klauen sogar die Geschenke
Photos: Polizei Bochum

After a radio message, several police vehicles headed for the street “Am Nordbad 46a” in the Harpen district of Bochum in the late evening hours of the 15th February. There, in the club house of Blau-Weiß Grümerbaum, a young woman from Bochum celebrated her 16th birthday with about 50 guests from Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Oberhausen and Hattingen.

According to the current state of investigation, the celebration began at 7 p.m. and went without any problems until 10.20 p.m.

At this time a group of six to ten men entered the building. These young men were not invited and their names were not or are not known.

Immediately after their arrival, one of the people sprayed pepper spray into the room, which the invited guests, who are between 15 and 20 years old, then immediately left. One teenager is said to have been sexually harassed at the time.

A short time later, the uninvited guests rioted in the party room, threw bottles around and destroyed almost the entire furniture.

But that is not all! Before escaping from the clubhouse, the criminals stole various mobile phones, bags and jackets from the guests. The rioters even took the 16-year-old’s birthday presents.

According to first findings, fortunately no persons were injured.

The criminals, according to the witnesses Mediterranean, are about 17 to 18 years old and have dark hair. Two of the young men are said to have the Turkish first names Fadil and Ibo respectively.

The investigators from the Bochum Criminal Investigation Department 32, who are currently evaluating mobile phone recordings of the incident, are asking for hints from witnesses who observed the rioters after 10 p.m. in the vicinity of the clubhouse by calling 0234 / 909-8205 as well as 0234 / 909-4441.

German asylum madness: Police asks rejected asylum seeker if he wants to be deported – He didn't want that and the cops left

One day it will be noted in the history books that the consequences of the political failure in the asylum refugee issue only really became apparent over the years, but by then it was already too late – for Germany.

The asylum madness: In cases where it is known that asylum seekers enter Germany illegally and have already filed an asylum application in another EU member state, the asylum application could be decided quickly and negatively on the basis of §16a of the German Constitution (GG), if it were not for the German bureaucracy, which has been unable to meet the deadline for a deportation according to the Dublin rules for months. The result would then be that impudence would win and with the expiry of the deadline, asylum seekers would be kept in the country of their choice, so to speak, with all their benefits and legal remedies, of course. An Iraqi who is able to say the word asylum entered the Federal Republic of Germany without permission, the person seeking protection had already applied for asylum in another EU country, but apparently he was not in a state of safety (social welfare) so he fled to Germany. And this is where the bizarre story of this asylum seeker begins, combined with a bizarre situation. If the situation were not so capricious, one could laugh out loud: policemen ask the Iraqi if he wants to be deported. reports in detail on the case of the Iraqi:

“On December 11, 2019, police officers appeared at the asylum seeker’s home and asked him whether he wanted to be deported. He truthfully denied this. Thereupon, the police forces deployed left again. No further measures have been taken against the asylum seeker.”