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  • Germany: Man spent decades at parents' home, now in hospital

    10/05/2016 12:48:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | AP
    A 43-year-old man who lived in isolation at his parents' home in Bavaria for three decades has been taken to a psychiatric hospital and German police are investigating whether his parents did anything wrong.
  • German Politician Supports Arming Citizens to Defend Against Wave of Muslim Refugees!

    08/23/2016 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tim Brown
    The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has had enough of her country being under attack by Muslim migrants that have been allowed to invade her country by Angela Merkel’s insane policies. Following violent attacks, some specifically sexual in nature, Frauke Petry backed the arming of the German people against the Muslims. Yahoo News reports:
  • Germany: “We have substantial reports that among the refugees are hit squads”

    08/11/2016 4:34:06 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 28 replies ^ | 08/11/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Hit squads linked with ISIS terrorists have infiltrated Germany camouflaged as refugees, the head of Bavaria’s intelligence service warns. citing “irrefutable evidence” of planned attacks in the country in the wake of recent assaults by migrants. “We have to accept that we got hit squads and sleeper cells here in Germany,” Manfred Hauser, vice-president of Bavaria’s department of the Office for the Protection of Constitution (BfV) told BBC Radio 4. His agency is now looking into hundreds of potential cases of terrorists who made their way to Germany disguised as refugees. “We have substantial reports that among the refugees are...
  • Germany: Muslim bomber carried powerful explosives, authorities say no evidence of “extremism”

    07/25/2016 6:54:28 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 43 replies ^ | 07/24/2016 | Robert Spencer
    “An explosion outside a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach, Bavaria, has left at least one person dead and 12 others injured. A large-scale investigation has been launched into what is believed to have been a “deliberate” act. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees will reveal why the suspect’s asylum application had previously been rejected later in the day Herrmann noted that those who are “seeking protection in Germany, must show full respect for the German legal system and the German population.” “The minister added that the attack demonstrated the need “to strengthen controls on those we...
  • 'Shots fired' in Munich shopping centre, German police deployed

    07/22/2016 9:37:09 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 572 replies
    Shots have been fired in a Munich shopping centre and a major police operation is under way German media is reporting. Reports say the area round the shopping centre in the district of Moosach has been sealed off, but details of the incident are sketchy. The security forces have been on alert after a migrant stabbed five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday. The authorities had warned of the danger of further attacks.
  • Three quarters of Germans fear terror attack 'soon'

    07/22/2016 8:58:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 22 Jul 2016 16:34 GMT+02:00
    A vast majority of Germans believe terrorism will soon strike Germany, with 77 percent fearing an attack will take place in the near future, according to a new survey. That figure has shot up from 69 percent just two weeks ago, although that isn’t a huge surprise, given that the intervening weeks have seen not only a huge attack in Nice, France, on the country’s national day, but also Monday night’s attack on a train in Bavaria which left four people seriously injured. Both attacks were claimed by the terror group ISIS. […] Supporters of the Green Party were the...
  • Merkel chief of staff: refugees don’t pose higher terror risk

    07/20/2016 6:01:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies ^ | 20 Jul 2016 10:01 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday evening in response to the Würzburg axe attack that refugees are no more likely than anyone else to commit terrorist atrocities. All the evidence from the last 12 months shows that the danger of terrorism posed by refugees “is not larger or smaller than that in the rest of the population”, Altmaier told broadcaster ZDF. The chief of staff was making the comment after a 17-year-old who had arrived in Germany in 2015 claiming to have fled from Afghanistan, attacked passengers with an axe on a train near Würzburg,...
  • ISIS releases video of Bavaria train attacker making threats

    07/19/2016 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 19 Jul 2016 15:55 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Terror group ISIS have released a video which apparently shows the teenager who attacked passengers with an axe on a train in Bavaria on Monday making threats. The video was released through the jihadi organization’s news agency Amaq, which had claimed a link earlier in the day. The assault on a regional train near the southern city of Würzburg on Monday left two of the victims in a critical condition, said Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister of Bavaria state. The teenage assailant was killed as he tried to flee. …
  • German train attack: Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room'

    07/19/2016 12:06:17 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 July 2016
    A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say. The 17-year-old man injured four people from Hong Kong, three seriously, in the attack in Wurzburg on Monday evening. He was shot dead by police as he fled. He had reportedly shouted Allahu akbar" ("God is great"). The attack comes days after a deadly IS-claimed attack in Nice in France.
  • Man attacks passengers with axe and knife on train in Germany

    07/18/2016 4:00:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    A man armed with an axe has attacked around 20 passengers on a train in northern Bavaria, according to local police. Three people were seriously injured and one person sustained lightinjuries before the attacker was shot by police, a police spokesperson told local newspaper Main Post. According to Bavaria’s interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, the attacker was a 17-year-old Afghan citizen.
  • Germany: Afghan ‘Refugee’ Injures Four Train Passengers in Axe Attack

    07/18/2016 3:26:22 PM PDT · by MNDude · 28 replies
    A man wielding an axe has left at least four people injured on a train after going on a rampage and has been shot by police. The attacker, armed with what is being described as an axe, has left more than four people injured after attacking passengers of a train in Wurzburg Monday evening. The Federal Ministry of the Interior stated that police shot the suspect, and police now say he has been killed.
  • German train 'axe attack': 20 reported hurt

    07/18/2016 2:03:49 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 170 replies
    More than 20 people in Germany have been injured after a man with an axe went on the rampage on a train, German media report. A police operation including a helicopter is under way in Heidingsfeld, a part of the city of Wurzburg in southern Germany. Local media (in German) tweeted that 21 people had been injured and a suspect appeared to have been shot. The train line between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt is closed.
  • Several injured in attack on train near Würzburg, southern Germany

    07/18/2016 3:20:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    DW ^ | 18 July 2016 | Kate Brady
    Multiple injuries have been reported on a train near Würzburg after a man went on a stabbing rampage. According to Bavaria's Interior Ministry, the suspect has been shot dead by police. A police operation is underway in the German town of Heidingsfeld, part of the southern city of Würzburg, after a man launched an attack on a passenger train at around 9.15pm local time (1915 UTC) on Monday. According to Bavaria's Interior Ministry, a 17-year-old Afghan shouted "Allahu Akbar" before launching the attack using a knife and axe. The suspect was shot dead by police as he attempted to flee...
  • Germany train axe attack: Afghan teenage refugee shouting 'Allahu Akbar' goes on bloody rampage

    07/18/2016 3:38:01 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 90 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | July 18, 2016 | Richard Wheatstone
    An axe-man who stormed a passenger train and hacked at terrified passengers while shouting "Allahu Akbar" has been identified as a 17-year-old Afghan who entered Germany as a lone refugee. The attacker was identified by stunned government officials after a huge investigation was launched just hours after the bloody attack exploded. The horror began at around 9mpm local time when the teenager stormed a train that was travelling close to Wurzburg in southern Germany. He then shouted "Allahu Akbar" - which means God is greatest - before launching into the terrifying attack on innocent passengers and then attempting to flee....
  • Criticizing Immigration is a Criminal Offense in Bavaria

    07/12/2016 9:17:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 12 Jul, 2016 | Nash Montana
    Vierkirchen is a municipality in the district of Dachau, in Bavaria north of Munich. A Vierkirchen man and his were recently tried and convicted for creating an immigration-critical group on Facebook. Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from Der Münchner Merkur: Married couple sentenced for anti-immigration Facebook group Vierkirchen — A Vierkirchen couple was brought before the district court in Dachau, accused of sedition. The husband had created a group that was hostile towards refugees. Due to the supposed anonymity of the Internet, the number of rightwing radical messages is increasing. But a married couple from Vierkirchen...
  • Immigrants occupy Regensburg cathedral

    07/08/2016 5:23:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | July 8, 2016
    A group of about 40 immigrants has occupied the Catholic cathedral of Regensburg, Germany, demanding that they be allowed to remain in the country. The Regensburg diocese has announced that it will not grant "asylum in the church" to the immigrants, who come from Balkan countries. However, the diocese is also not asking police to intervene.
  • German regional official: cut EU spending after UK exit

    06/30/2016 8:17:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 2:54 AM EDT
    A German regional official says the European Union should cut spending rather than compensate for Britain’s EU budget contribution by making his country pay more. […] Bavaria’s state finance minister, Markus Soeder, told daily Die Welt’s Thursday edition: “We Germans must take care that, after a Brexit, the British payments are not simply transferred to Germany and the other net contributors.” Asked how the EU should make up the money, he was quoted as saying: “Very simple. By saving.” …
  • German public pool bans the burqini [Neutraubling]

    06/09/2016 8:15:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 09 Jun 2016 19:06 GMT+02:00
    A public indoor swimming pool near Regensburg has issued a ban on the burqini, which some Muslim women choose to wear for modesty. The ban was imposed after the pool in Neutraubling held a women-only swim day, the Mittelbayerische Zeitung reported last week. One young woman chose to swim and do water aerobics in a burqini, eliciting loud complaints from the other women there. The complaints reached the town officials, who decided to place a ban on the burqini as “non-typical” swim attire. …
  • Bavarian AfD populists call for all mosques to close

    03/30/2016 8:06:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 30 Mar 2016 12:08 GMT+02:00
    A branch of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Lower Bavaria wants to shut down mosques, according to a draft proposal seen by 30 newspapers under publishing group Publication Network Germany (RND). In the 45-page draft set of party policies titled “The Courage to take Responsibility”, the party writes that “Islam does not belong to Germany” and calls for banning the “construction and operation of mosques”, according to RND. …
  • Bavaria commuter train crash: at least nine dead in southern Germany

    02/09/2016 6:46:30 AM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    Guardian ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Scores injured, many seriously, after two trains crash head-on on single track near Bad Aibling At least nine people have died and scores have been injured – 50 seriously – after two commuter trains collided in southern Germany, police have said. The crash happened near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling at 6.48am on Tuesday. Several carriages overturned after the trains, which were travelling in opposite directions, collided head on. The death toll had risen to 10 at one point, though police later revised it down to nine, with 50 severely injured and a further 100 carrying light injuries. -excerpt-...
  • Village faces investigation over anti-refugee Tiger tank (Steinkirchen bei Pfaffenhofen, Bavaria)

    02/08/2016 10:51:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies ^ | 08 Feb 2016 08:24 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Authorities in upper Bavaria are investigating the appearance of a mock Nazi Tiger tank in a carnival parade that was marked with the words "asylum defense". Shocked carnival-goers at the Fasching celebration watched as the tank -- in reality a car with a cardboard structure built on top of it -- rolled through the town of Steinkirchen bei Pfaffenhofen. As well as the anti-refugee slogans, the fake tank also bore the Balkenkreuz symbol seen on Nazi armored vehicles. ...
  • Bavarian premier plans to pal around with Putin

    02/01/2016 6:37:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 01 Feb 2016 08:47 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Bavarian minister-president Horst Seehofer stoked anger over the weekend with plans to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chancellor Angela Merkel's greatest foreign opponent. Seehofer defended his plans to travel to Moscow on Thursday on ZDF television on Sunday evening, saying that "we're not running a parallel foreign policy in Germany". ...
  • Edmund Stoiber delivers ultimatum to Merkel

    01/18/2016 9:50:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    News.Az (Azerbaijan) ^ | Mon 18 January 2016
    The former head of the "Christian Social Union" party and former Bavarian Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber delivered an ultimatum to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, demanding reduce the number of refugees in the country until the end of March, 2016. According to Oxu.Az, Stoiber called for the permanent closure of the refugee border with Austria. ...
  • Bavaria: Using Babies as Shields, Refugee Mob Tries to Kill Aid Worker, Demands New Apartments

    01/17/2016 5:55:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Pamela Geller
    12 Nigerian woman attacked a worker at the refugee camp in Bavaria. They cornered him and demanded an apartment. They then put a scarf around his neck and tried to suffocate him. He said that he didn't fight back because they held up their babies as shields, and said they would drop them if they wouldn't get to move into apartments. Merkel's Trojan horse. Google translate: A Nigerian woman should have tried to strangle an employee of the Inner Mission. (thanks to BJ): A group of women attacked on Tuesday afternoon an employee of the Inner Mission (IM) Munich...
  • Merkel ally threatens legal action over refugee policy

    01/16/2016 7:20:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16th, 2016 | By Michael Nienaber
    A prominent ally of Germany's Angela Merkel has threatened to take her government to court over its open door refugee policy as political pressure grows for the chancellor to reduce the number of new arrivals. Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said he would send the federal government a written request within the next two weeks to restore "orderly conditions" at the nation's borders, through which one million migrants and refugees passed last year alone. "If it doesn't follow, the state government will have no other choice but to file a suit at the Federal Constitutional Court," Seehofer told Der Spiegel...
  • Bavaria demands control of own borders

    12/28/2015 12:22:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 28 Dec 2015 08:36 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The conservative state government in Bavaria has called on Berlin to allow the Free State's own police to secure its border with Austria, saying that federal officers are overwhelmed. But Bavarian interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said on Sunday that the federal government had rejected the request from Munich. "I can't understand at all," Herrmann told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper. "That we are not carrying out reliable controls, even five weeks after the Paris attacks and despite the blatant danger, is a sign of weakness." ...
  • New way to make yeast hybrids may inspire new brews, biofuels

    12/04/2015 1:18:16 PM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | December 4, 2015 | by Terry Devitt & Provided by: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Orange-colored galls, such as these pictured in 2010, from the beech tree forests of Patagonia have been found to harbor the yeast that makes lager beer possible. Five hundred years ago, in the age of sail and when the trans-Atlantic trade was just beginning, the yeast somehow made its way from Patagonia to the caves and monastery cellars of Bavaria where the first lager beers were fermented. University of Wisconsin-Madison Genetics Professor Chris Todd Hittinger and colleagues have discovered a quick and efficient way to fuse different strains of yeast to make hybrids similar to the lager beer hybrid, an...
  • Senior German Politician Calls For National Burqa Ban, Including Tourists

    11/30/2015 7:43:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11-30-15 | SARKIS ZERONIAN
    A senior German politician, who backs a national burqa ban, has said that the law should also cover tourists to the country from the Arab world. The Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, was speaking to German newspaper Die Welt after her party congress in Munich recently approved two proposals -- one a burqa ban (the full body covering) and one a ban on the niqab (the face veil). She said: "When I have traveled to Iran, I have obeyed the country's commandments and worn a headscarf. Likewise I expect women from the Arab world visiting this country...
  • Migrant crisis pushing Germany towards ‘anarchy and civil war’

    11/03/2015 10:23:23 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 90 replies
    RT.Com ^ | 3 Nov, 2015 15:10
    Germany now is somewhere at the edge of anarchy and sliding towards civil war, or to become a "banana republic without any government," says Hansjoerg Mueller of the Alternative for Germany party. Bavarian official Peter Dreier called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to tell her personally that if Germany welcomes a million refugees, his town of Landshut will only take in around 1,800. Any extra will be put on buses and sent to her Chancellery in Berlin. RT: He says he's going to send them to Berlin, but does he have the power? Hansjoerg Mueller: The person who wants to send...

    10/14/2015 12:40:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2015 | Oliver Lane
    The former summer residence of the Bavarian royals – Nymphenburg Palace – may become home to the new VIPs of the 21st century, immigrants and refugees, if the demands of one group are to be accepted. Members of an artists collective vandalised the entrance of a wing of the vast palace in Munich, Germany this week with red paint, writing “enter” on the door and pasting cartoons of migrants on the ancient walls. While the palace is the former summer residence of the royal rulers of Bavaria, it is still today the home of the present heir of the House...
  • Bavaria threatens Merkel with court over refugees

    10/13/2015 7:30:51 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    The Local de ^ | 09 October 2015
    EU refugee rules are 'obsolete': Merkel If the federal government does not take the initiative itself to control the number of people coming into the country, the Bavarian government will force it to through the Constitutional Court, the Bavarian government announced on Friday after an emergency meeting of the state cabinet. Bavarian Minister President Horst Seehofer, of the Christian Social Union (CSU), said that the federal government was threatening “the ability of the German states to act with independence”. Seehofer and his cabinet demanded that refugees be sent back before they cross the Austrian-German border. “If the federal government does...
  • Bavaria wants to send refugees back to Austria, Merkel says no

    10/08/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8th, 2015 | by Madeline Chambers
    he German state of Bavaria plans "emergency measures" of its own - including sending refugees back to Austria - to stem the flow of migrants, state premier Horst Seehofer told Bild daily, raising pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over the crisis. With about 10,000 refugees arriving in Germany every day, Bavaria is the main entry point for those fleeing war or poverty in the Middle East and beyond. Seehofer says more than 225,000 refugees have arrived in his southern state in less than five weeks and that authorities are stretched beyond the limit to house and care for them all....
  • Germany in a state of SIEGE: Merkel was cheered when she opened the 'gates to migrants Now, w/gangs

    09/26/2015 6:30:55 AM PDT · by NCjim · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2015 | Sue Reid
    On the busy shopping street in Giessen, a German university town twinned with Winchester, migrant Atif Zahoor tucks into a chicken dish with his brother and cousin at the curry restaurant Chillie To Go. They have left good jobs back in Karachi, Pakistan, and now want to be Europeans. In late July the three slipped into Germany with their wives and children, using illegal documents. They live together in a five-bedroom house, rented for them by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, a 40-minute drive away from Giessen, which is home to the biggest migrants’ camp in the country. . . ....
  • Bavarian Town Houses “Refugees” In School Gym – Female Students Warned To Cover Up, Do Not Provoke..

    09/08/2015 9:02:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies ^ | Sep. 8, 2015 | sundance
    There’s a ridiculous politically correct level of liberalism; then there’s a moonbat level liberalism; and then there’s somewhere so far out ahead of moonbattery that the light from where moonbat liberalism emanates wouldn’t reach it for a year.A Bavarian town decides to house Mid-East “refugees” in the local grade school gymnasium. Then the school sends home letters with the female grade-schoolers, telling the parents to insure their daughters dress appropriately so as not to provoke the sexual inclinations of the Muslim men being housed:
  • A Week After Heatwave, Snow Falls in Bavaria

    09/05/2015 5:40:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    From 30C to snow in under a week? It's possible in Germany where seven centimetres of the white stuff fell at the top of the Bavarian Alps on Friday. It might seem like summer was only last week in Germany – and that's because it was. With blazing sunshine and temperatures topping 30C over the weekend, the onset of winter couldn't have been further from most Germans' minds. But in the Bavarian Alps, autumn has been skipped out altogether. At Zugspitze – Germany's highest peak, at 2,962m – seven centimetres of snow have already fallen, reports the Münchner Merkur. "The...
  • A week after heatwave, snow falls in Bavaria

    09/04/2015 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 04 Sep 2015 15:33 GMT+02:00
    It might seem like summer was only last week in Germany—and that’s because it was. With blazing sunshine and temperatures topping 30°C over the weekend, the onset of winter couldn’t have been further from most Germans’ minds. But in the Bavarian Alps, autumn has been skipped out altogether. At Zugspitze—Germany’s highest peak, at 2,962 meters—seven centimeters of snow have already fallen, reports the Münchner Merkur. …
  • US F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in North Bavaria

    08/11/2015 3:29:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Aug 2015
    UPDATE: The US Air Force confirmed that one of its F-16 fighter planes crashed in the forest near Engelmannsreuth, northern Bavaria on Tuesday morning. The pilot was able to escape serious harm using the aircraft's ejector seat.A statement from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem air base in western Germany said that the plane, part of the 480th Fighter Squadron, crashed at 9.38 am and that the pilot was able to eject safely. He also managed to jettison the plane's external fuel tanks safely over an unpopulated area. Bavarian police told AFP that a passerby found the slightly injured pilot...
  • Police capture Bavaria gunman after two killings

    07/10/2015 4:44:48 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | July 10 | Staff
    ... An elderly woman was the first victim. She died immediately after the attack reports The attacker then shot a male bicycle rider who also died at the scene of the crime... The man also appears to have shot at two further people, with police reporting an injured farmer who was driving a tractor, and one further victim. But they did not confirm their current situation.
  • Evidence Of A Holocene Meteorite Impact Event Near Nalbach (Saarland, Germany)

    06/29/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Academia ^ | 2015 | Kord Ernstson
    The widespread occurrence of peculiar samples in the Nalbach area covering many square kilometers and exhibiting convincing indications of high temperatures and high pressures, in particular the mineralogical evidence of strong shock, establishes a meteorite impact event in the Holocene as a matter of fact according to the generally accepted opinion that shock metamorphism in rocks proves a meteorite impact. The young Holocene age is concluded from the concentration of the peculiar finds in the upper soil layers, the very fresh status of the impact glasses and the young appearance of the now discovered probable impact crater. Using impact scaling...
  • The fall of Phaethon: a Greco-Roman geomyth preserves the memory of a meteorite impact in Bavaria

    10/19/2010 3:53:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Antiquity ^ | v84 n324 | Rappengluck et al (seven authors, full list below)
    Arguing from a critical reading of the text, and scientific evidence on the ground, the authors show that the myth of Phaethon -- the delinquent celestial charioteer -- remembers the impact of a massive meteorite that hit the Chiemgau region in Bavaria between 2000 and 428 BC. Keywords: Bronze Age, Phaethon, Ovid, meteorite, Celts, myth Access this article (PDF File).
  • Roman Comet 5,000 Times More Powerful Than A-Bomb

    10/17/2004 3:36:42 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 57 replies · 2,144+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 10/17/04 | John von Radowitz
    People living in southern Germany during Roman times may have witnessed a comet impact 5,000 times more destructive than the Hiroshima atom bomb, researchers say. Scientists believe a field of craters around Lake Chiemsee, in south-east Bavaria, was caused by fragments of a huge comet that broke up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Celtic artefacts found at the site, including a number of coins, appear to have been strongly heated on one side. This discovery, together with evidence from ancient tree rings and Roman reports of “stones falling from the sky”, has led researchers to conclude that the impact happened in...
  • Lager Beer's Mystery Yeast

    08/22/2011 7:12:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 22 August 2011 | Sara Reardon
    Enlarge Image Bottoms up. Lager, as we know it, is likely a hybrid of S. cerevisiae and a newly discovered yeast from Patagonia. Credit: Stephan Zabel/iStockphoto Lager may have its roots in Bavaria, but a key ingredient arrived from halfway around the world. Scientists have discovered that the yeast used to brew this light-colored beer may hail from Argentina. Apparently, yeast cells growing in Patagonian trees made their way to Europe and into the barrels of brewers. Through the ages, brewers have tried to make their beers better, for instance, by improving on taste or color or making them...
  • Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunker (Kelheim, Bavaria)

    11/24/2014 8:45:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 21 Nov 2014 15:59 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Police in Kelheim said on Friday they had arrested a man who hoarded guns, ammunition and bomb-making material in a nuclear-proof family bunker he built fearing an attack by Russia. The 59-year-old electrician had constructed the emergency shelter by expanding and reinforcing the basement of his family home in the small town near Regensburg in Bavaria. Police said they had confiscated two submachine guns, 80 rifles, 60 handguns, 20,000 rounds of ammunition and 40 kilograms of materials to make explosives. …
  • Bavarian farmer diapers cow over EU rules plan (ban cow dung on hills > 15% grade)

    10/09/2014 9:06:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 09 Oct 2014 11:12 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The Bavarian Farmers Association (BBV) is calling foul on new rules proposed by the European Union Commission to ban cow dung from hillsides with a gradient more than 15 percent. The goal is to avoid water pollution by stopping nitrates from leaching into ground waters. “We demand that Germany stops this ban,” said Upper Bavaria BBV president Anton Kreitmair at Wednesday’s protest. “Slurry and dung are not pollutants, but valuable fertilizers.” The protest had no placards or slogans—just Doris the cow, wearing a plastic sheet tied around her rear end by farmer Johann Huber. “We have no regular Pampers; the...
  • Opening Weekend of Oktoberfest 2014 (photos)

    09/22/2014 1:00:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 22, 2014 | Staff
    One million steins of beer were consumed over the weekend, organizers say, as tourists and locals kicked off the 181st Oktoberfest. The Bavarian beer festival, held on Munich's Theresienwiese, lasts 16 days and will welcome more than six million visitors from around the world. This year, the average price of a mug of beer at any of the tents this year comes to €10.67 ($13.70 U.S.). Gathered here are some of the scenes from the opening weekend of Oktoberfest 2014.
  • Huge Bavarian Crop Circle Puzzles Crowds

    07/31/2014 12:48:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2014
    A mysterious crop circle in Bavaria has attracted thousands of visitors since it was spotted in a wheat field last week.The circle in Raisting, upper Bavaria, has a diameter of 75 metres and is formed of three rings. It was discovered last week by hot air balloonists and word quickly spread through internet forums of the find. “They sang, danced, played guitar... and slept in the field,” a woman who lives nearby said of the area’s new visitors to the site, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported. Many visitors believe it was not formed by humans. “This is a technology which we...
  • 2pm lie-ins and a daily Fuhrer Cake: Hitler's former maid . . . reveals all . . .

    04/28/2014 10:17:43 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 28, 2014 | Allan Hall
    As far as his closest aides were aware, he kept to a strict healthy diet and drank only lukewarm water. But Adolf Hitler would regularly stave off attacks of midnight munchies by tucking into specially made ‘Fuhrer Cake’ and other gooey treats. He would raid the kitchen after staying up late talking to guests and rarely get up before 2pm, according to a maid who worked at his mountain retreat in Bavaria. Austrian Mrs Kalhammer – then Elisabeth Marchtrenkerin – went to work at the Fuhrer’s retreat near Berchtesgaden in 1943 after answering an advert in her local paper: ‘Maid...
  • German court upholds school ban on facial veil

    04/25/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 12:47 PM EDT
    A German court has rejected a Muslim student’s lawsuit against a vocational school’s ban on wearing face-covering veils in class. The Bavarian Administrative Court said Friday the school’s ban didn’t infringe illegally on the right of the student to exercise her religious rights freely. …
  • German Newspaper Publishes Top Nazi's Letters (Audio of Himmler Speech Glorifying Holocaust)

    01/26/2014 1:21:54 PM PST · by lbryce · 101 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
    One black-and white photo shows Heinrich Himmler on an idyllic family outing, holding his wife's hand while his blond, pigtailed daughter is picking flowers. Others show the SS Nazi leader feeding a little fawn or taking a bath at Lake Tegernsee near his home in Bavaria. The family-friendly, intimate scenes are part of a previously unseen collection of photos, recipe books and about 700 letters and notes believed to be written by Himmler, one of the Nazis most responsible for the Holocaust. Excerpts from the collection appeared in seven full pages of the German paper Welt am Sonntag on Sunday....
  • Bavarian Town Rejects Anti-Hitler Vote

    12/28/2013 9:09:15 PM PST · by lbryce · 46 replies
    The Local ^ | December 16, 2013 | Tom Bristow
    A Bavarian town failed to distance themselves from Hitler in a vote last week. The Nazi leader was made an honorary citizen of the area in 1933 but half of the council voted against disassociating the town from him. On Tuesday the town of Dietramszell in Bavaria was supposed to distance itself from Hitler and other leading Nazis in a motion put forward by mayor Leni Gröbmaier. The move came after archivist Agnes Wagner found Hitler had been made an honorary citizen in March 1933, the Münchener Merkur newspaper reported. Nearby Münsing carried out a similar vote a few days...