Germany Getting Ready To Institute Doomsday Stockpiling of Food and Water?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

According to a report published in Sunday’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the German government appears to be preparing to issue a new order that would require all German households to have a stockpile of food and water to last up to ten days should a doomsday attack hit the country. It …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Proposes New Measures Requiring Refugees To Integrate Or Get Out

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s open door policy for refugees has been shifting in the weeks following an election that saw voters favor politicians who took a hard stance against the welcoming attitude, and a new law being pushed by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is a clear sign of this shift as it would require …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Facebook, Twitter and Google Reach Hate Speech Deal With Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s vocal push to get Facebook to keep hate speech off the social network has proven to be a success as the company will institute a new removal process that will see the offending comments removed within 24 hours, and they are bringing Twitter and Google on board with them. “When …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Facebook Promises Better Handling of Hate Speech Removal in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After some back and forth with German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, Facebook has agreed to increase their efforts to seek out and remove xenophobic and racist messages made by users on its social network in Germany, mostly centering around the recent influx of refugees entering the country. Merkel made her …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Hillary Clinton Believes U.S. Should Consider German Model For Saving Jobs

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While giving a speech at the Center For American Progress in Washington on Monday, Hillary Clinton suggested that the U.S. should take a cue from Germany when it comes to keeping unemployment numbers down, citing Berlin’s “Kurzarbeit,” (short work) policy as a model that could work here in America. “Instead of an unemployment …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Street Performers, Including Mickey Mouse, No Longer Allowed At Brandenburg Gate

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The city of Berlin has recently decided that they no longer want the famous Brandenburg Gate to act as a breeding ground for street performers, claiming that they want to stop the ‘Disneyfication’ of the historic site.  Under the new ruling, performers dressed in character costumes such as Mickey Mouse, Darth …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Decision To Teach Sexual Diversity In Baden-Württemberg Classrooms Challenged With Petition

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany isn’t shy when it comes to addressing controversial social issues, but for some, the issue of making sexual diversity part of the regular curriculum at schools in the German state of Baden-Württemberg is going too far. For the past year a committee has been drafting up this plan for the …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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New German Law To Allow For Third Gender Option On Birth Certificates

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On November 1, a new law will go into effect in Germany that opens up the option to choose a third gender on birth certificates, making it the first country in Europe to offer the distinction.  The law is meant for intersex babies, meaning that when a baby is born …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Alcohol Ban in Nuremberg Train Station

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Nuremberg Central Station has recently put a ban on alcohol consumption on Friday and Saturday evenings (8pm-6am), as well as pre-holiday nights.  Now the lively drunken parties that take place in many of Germany’s train stations will soon be a thing of the past in Nuremberg, Bavaria. This ban on consumption …

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