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Can anyone confirm this?
Because, if this was actually true ... Wow!
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Ouch.

Edit: turns out, the ark is fine, the theme park opened last Thursday, and no True Believer has to fear The Flood anymore.
( http://www.snopes.com/noahs-ark-park-flooded - h/t +Andres Soolo )
 
• Ironie biblischen Ausmaßes: Der Themenpark mit dem Blubb.
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"Aber der im Himmel wohnt, lacht ihrer, und der HERR spottet ihrer."
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Winners and Losers of the day (early LSE trading).
Gold and silver mines and Rolls Royce among the top winners.

No surprise there, who is going to make a profit from this mess.
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Ah. ja.
"$CATERER ist auch Mitglied der Charta der Vielfalt und bietet zu unserer Diversity-Veranstaltung einen Multikulti-Smoothie an."
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Excellent advice that I will try to follow.
Because feeling both worried and powerless is an unhealthy state to be in for any extended amount of time.
 
I've decided to tune out of daily news. "Number One, disengage."

We're bombarded with live updates from all over the world, about every catastrophe, ever disaster, every coup, every terrorist attack, every madman, every stupid shooting.

The information received today is very uptodate; which is another word for tentative, because the situation is still evolving, and no-one knows anything yet.

It is also not actionable by me - what could I possibly do about a coup in Turkey? <3 an article on Facebook, re-tweet a comment? I cannot influence what is happening, and it has no direct impact on my own actions, either.

So I'm left with feeling worried and powerless, which isn't a sensible combination.

Sure, I want to know what's going on; but I might as well read a weekly summary. Uptodate information is only relevant for situations I'm directly affected by, which is not true for most world news.

And sure, I want to act and exert influence. By making a political statement, voting (either in an election or with my money), by funding the right NGO which aligns with my values, by re-inforcing social values that matter to me. None of which are short-term decisions.

Being with someone in our thoughts, or just as pointlessly praying for them, doesn't help anyone. If we had really cared, we would have acted our utmost to prevent the tragedy of the day, and not lamenting after. Remember this the next time you have a chance to actually act.

And for that, yes, I want to know what's going on; but the whole story, not regurgitated snippets with minimal incremental additions. If it was important, it will be in the next week's Economist or BBC Weekly News. If it was really important, it will get analyzed and deepened over the next years.

There's really no point in staying glued to the news.

So if the next time you talk to me I have no idea what's going on: you're right. You may want to try it, too.
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Satirists have an incredibly tough job these days.

Boris Johnson will be the new UK foreign secretary.

Edit: ... and a follow-up question:
What has the Foreign Office done to Theresa May in the past that made her create such an insult to the their administration?
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Die zur "Realpolitik" passende Realsatire.
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Wer nicht 30 Sekunden warten kann, um ein Umsteigen zu ermöglichen, sollte gefälligst nicht Zugführer werden. +DeutscheBahn​
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Almost sounds as if parts of the IOC divas have a medium sized drinking problem together with their well developed megalomania.
Or to quote John Oliver: "This makes FIFA look good."
 
I think they covered everything but black jelly beans.

    They demand to meet the king prior to the opening ceremony. Afterwards, there shall be a cocktail reception. Drinks shall be paid for by the Royal Palace or the local organizing committee.
    Separate lanes should be created on all roads where IOC members will travel, which are not to be used by regular people or public transportation.
    A welcome greeting from the local Olympic boss and the hotel manager should be presented in IOC members' rooms, along with fruit and cakes of the season. (Seasonal fruit in Oslo in February is a challenge ...)
    The hotel bar at their hotel should extend its hours “extra late” and the minibars must stock Coke products.
    The IOC president shall be welcomed ceremoniously on the runway when he arrives.
    The IOC members should have separate entrances and exits to and from the airport.
    During the opening and closing ceremonies a fully stocked bar shall be available. During competition days, wine and beer will do at the stadium lounge.
    IOC members shall be greeted with a smile when arriving at their hotel.
    Meeting rooms shall be kept at exactly 20 degrees Celsius at all times.
    The hot food offered in the lounges at venues should be replaced at regular intervals, as IOC members might “risk” having to eat several meals at the same lounge during the Olympics.
Oslo is dropping out of bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, leaving Almaty, Kazakhstan and Beijing as the only remaining cities seeking to host the e ...
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What the sleep-challenged need is not sheer boredom but the scantest grasp of mild amusement, from something that is distracting without being stimulating.
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Crossing the limits of what can be cosplayed, I guess :-)
Way cool.
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