Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

22 thoughts on ““A Ring Around The Roses” & The Great Plague

  1. Unfortunately I can’t hang out here today but please don’t go away! I’ll come back as soon as possible so we can catch up!

    You need to go on a pillage with @HrafnVilger:disqus and me soon…virus or no virus. 🙂⚔️

  2. Unfortunately I can’t hang out here today but please don’t go away! I’ll come back as soon as possible so we can catch up!

    You need to go on a pillage with @HrafnVilger:disqus and me soon…virus or no virus. 🙂⚔️

  3. Delgado-López died on Sunday in a hospital in Portugal at the age of 61, as his manager Olaf Strick of dpa in Berlin confirmed on Tuesday, citing the family. Previously, DAF (German-American-Friendship) co-founder Robert Görl and the band had reported the death on their Facebook pages.

    Delgado-López and Görl founded the electro punk project DAF in the late 1970s. With the hard sounds, largely reduced to electronic beats, they had a lasting influence on the New Wave movement in Germany and the Neue Deutsche Welle that later emerged from it.

    Because of the hard sound, military short haircuts, leather outfits and at least misleading text passages (“Dance the Adolf Hitler”), DAF was repeatedly confronted with discussions about extremely right tendencies.

    Delgado-López was born in Cordoba, Spain. He came to Germany with his family in the 1960s and lived in several cities in North Rhine-Westphalia. After a few years in London, he lived in Berlin from the mid-1980s. He later went back to Cordoba and most recently lived in Portugal with his wife Jane.

    After various techno and house projects, Delgado-López recently toured again with the meanwhile dissolved but reunited German-American friendship.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j42vfCHdh9U

    Get on your knees
    And clap your hands
    Move your hips
    And dance the Mussolini
    Dance the Mussolini
    Dance the Mussolini

    Turn right
    And clap your hands
    And make Adolf Hitler
    Dance the Adolf Hitler
    Dance the Adolf Hitler
    Dance the Adolf Hitler
    And now the Mussolini

    Move your butt
    Move your butt
    clap your hands
    Dance the Jesus Christ
    Dance the Jesus Christ
    Dance the Jesus Christ

    Get on your knees
    And turn right
    And turn left
    clap your hands

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6ZlpaLOKfk

    Nice and young and strong
    Nice and young and strong
    You are beautiful and young and strong
    Take what you want
    Take what you want
    As long as you can
    Waste your youth
    Waste your youth

    Nice and young and strong
    Nice and young and strong
    Take what you want
    Do what you want
    Do what you want

    As long as you can
    As long as you can
    Waste your youth
    Waste your youth

    Nice and young and strong
    Nice and young and strong
    You are beautiful
    And you are young
    And take what you want
    And take what you want

    As long as you can
    As long as you are young
    Waste your youth
    Waste your youth
    Take what you want

    As long as you are young
    You are young
    And you are strong
    You are young
    And you are strong

    Take what you want
    Waste your youth
    Waste your youth
    As long as you can
    As long as you are young

    Nice and young and strong
    Nice and young and strong
    And take what you want
    Take what you want
    Nice and young
    Nice and young and strong

    Take what you want
    Waste your youth
    Waste your youth
    As long as you are young

    Take what you want
    Take what you want
    Do what you want
    Take what you want

    As long as you can
    As long as you can
    Waste your youth
    As long as you are young

  4. Countries around the world are trying to curb the spread of the coronavirus. One method that comes up again and again is the deliberate epidemic of the younger population. Virologist Christian Drosten explains why this is out of the question in Germany.

    Virologist Christian Drosten of the Berlin Charité considers the idea of controlled infection of young people with the corona virus to combat the pandemic dangerous. “You cannot expose people to such a risk,” he says in the NDR podcast on the corona virus. Even if you assume that young age groups have only a low risk, “this is not possible”.

    In addition, it is currently very difficult to even think about something like this because “we are struggling to somehow contain the whole thing,” says Drosten. “You can’t say at the same time that we want to infect young people.” In addition, young people are also not free from risks. Again and again there are cases of young and healthy people who are seriously ill after an infection – for example, also competitive athletes “who are in perfect care out of perfect health”. A few even died of the lung disease, the Virgegne warns.

    Young people have also a say

    “We don’t want to provoke deaths by any targeted measures. It’s not ethical. And it won’t be done.” Drosten recalls enormous safety studies before, for example, a vaccine is approved on the market. “In return, you cannot simply say that now we are infecting individual groups of the population.” If in doubt, they would also have a say in whether they would like to expose themselves to such a risk at all.

    Instead, one now have to ensure that the infection spreads significantly less. “And if we wanted some part of the population to spread faster, we would nullify this whole effect,” said Drosten. In the end there would be overworked intensive care units.

    The measures that the Federal Government has taken to date against the spread are viewed positively by Drosten. one has to wait a few more days, but he is “cautiously optimistic” that they will help – especially with a view to the number of cases, which meanwhile “are not increasing as much as in the days before,” says Drosten. Nevertheless, despite the measures, the number of deceased will initially continue to rise.

    https://www.n-tv.de/panorama/Drosten-lehnt-Durchinfektion-bei-Juengeren-ab-article21665735.html

  5. A very nice couple! Please wish them all the best from me. In Ukrainian: всього доброго!

    Edit: just saw ur comment… And btw people also tell me that “you Ukrainians have a weird sense of humor”. Especially the Chinese and Hispanics. We mainly try to get the idea from facial and hand expressions but then confirm with our phone translators. Better than horilka!

  6. @gulthebutterfly:disqus

    Excellent piece. Thank you for your contribution. As kids, we had no idea what this poem meant. It seems so cheery, you’d never guess the dark history. Very interesting.

    Can you imagine a plague before the Germ Theory? When people didn’t understand the role of sanitation? We’re at least fortunate enough to understand the importance of hand washing and sanitizing frequently-touched items.

  7. I’m always around, just studying a little and cooking around with family.

    Take your time, I’ll be here Inshaa’Allah!

    And yes, the marinated puppies are on me! Start packing your gear already, haha.

  8. i give it up with alex. makes no sense because its only about making points and there is no interest to dig into something. this pro or against putin or pro or against ukraine is like a religion.

    one could have talked this also. its from 2015. then was firtash for a while in the german papers. steinbrück (SPD) was german federal finance minister under merkel. and later challenger for the chancellorship. lost it and then collected from firtash together with some other former european politicans “to help ukraine that was in trouble”. but he left this club very fast. if u go to wiki for firtash u can see there also that firtash was a humanist and philantroph.^^

    https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/peer-steinbrueck-arbeitet-fuer-ukrainischen-oligarchen-a-1021471.html

  9. Alex George has an agenda that he’s working and doesn’t engage in the true spirit of a discussion. With the one hand he strokes Ukraine’s back and then underhandedly weakens Ukraine by punching in the stomach with the other. He’s a clever Kremlin propagandist with a group surrounding him that give him upvotes in order to increase the reader’s perception of validity. It’s the same crap the Russkiys were doing on FB in order to politically fragment the people of a country.

    I’ve read about Firtash. But there are some that are looking to bring him down. Somewhere I think that Yulia Tymoshenko may be involved in that. She has friends in high places in US AND she is the Gas Princess with Moscow’s blessings. But she thinks her farts don’t smell… just her shit that she’s left lying around. Firtash did say once that all the good that Pres Yuschenko tried to accomplish only was spoiled by Yulia. She held back many reforms. That pissed her off. And so…

  10. the point is, one simple dont know it with any oligarch. for me its the question wether german politicans ie the SPD ones are simple idealistic and naive or wether they know what they are doing. doing business with russia would theoretically more an FDP cnecept. simple because they are a business friendly party.

    geopolitical for germany would have make sense to keep ukraine neutral. in eu they could become a to big block together with other eastern european countries. and we would get in all oligarchs and ukraines system without to later any influence on these oligarch system. so i would have though merkel would negotiate eu membership til the cow comes home. she included always that one would have to release tymoshenko. something yanuk never would have signed. and then putin wanted to form his own economic block and to include ukraine. and russia and ukraine together is absolutely not in german interest. simple to powerfull and challenger of the eu.

    klishko was so to say from merkel. he got some education in a CDU think tank. because he is a bad speaker.
    according to wiki he or his party UDAR had contacts to firtash. later klishko said of course he asked only for some money for his party. on maidan klishko was not really accepted by the people. now when he is mayor in kiew our friend said about him. some people like him. she saw him already riding on his e-bike through the park. and the streets are cleaner because he implemented sort of a german waste management (he lived 10 years in hamburg). but people are hungry and have not enough money to buy something while she didnt knew how much the golden “M” on a newly bult bridge in kiew costed.

    i dont believe all oligarchs in ukraine work for putin. they simple work for themself. but ukrainian people have the same problem. they have to believe.^^

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