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PSA - I use the content warning feature only as an exception. I have been informed that parts of the use this feature much more often. If you rely on cw for the majority of toots in your timeline, you should NOT follow me. This should be a safe space for you in whatever way you prefer to use it. If you rely on cw for that, I am NOT a good candidate to follow. Thx.

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A Dutch word that is hard to explain but so nomnomnom: Borrelnoten. Hard to get in Germany :)

So, if you want to, get back to your doomsday messaging. That’s what gives you likes and endorphins. I know. But there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic. I’m still in the “glass half full” department and I hope you have at least a little positivity after reading this thread.

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I am not ignoring the negative things. The more than 700000 people that have died in the EU. But also look at how that curve is flattening since we vaccinate. We are paying a high price. But we are making a lot of progress. I beg you, 💉

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So even when it is against all unwritten rules of the internet - let’s look back and see the positive things. We have simple (masks, distance) working interventions. We have extremely powerful vaccines developed and distributed (not everywhere, I know) in record time. That’s good

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I am fully vaccinated. I get free tests. I feel safe going to my beer garden. We have the . People here in Bavaria are wearing their masks. We understand the rules and the overwhelming majority of people follow the rules. It definitely could be worse. But it isn’t.

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I know some people will find it offensive and people will comment with their “Ja, aber” and “but what about the children”. But I say it anyway. Despite all the mistakes made, is doing quite ok and I am relieved to live here in this pandemic.

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TIL that editing 4K videos needs a lot of oomph on your computer. A level of oomph none of my machines have. So I’ll stick with 1080p :)

time! And yes, I’ve upgraded to masks. I wish I could get them@in yellow, so I look even more like Daffy Duck :)

Today 8162new keys were distributed to the German app. Total checked keys today is 109141.

479 people shared their positive test result with the app. More details and insights at micb25.github.io/dka/index_en.

 🤳 💉

If you seek a bipartisanship agreement, you don’t govern. Simple.

If you think you should skip the vaccine, my DMs are open. I will try to convince you to reconsider. No pressure. But let me try to answer your questions and give you the information you need from reputable sources. I’ll explain all the details. 💉

Here’s another German word to get impressed with: Hausratversicherung. I finally got it. After my Haftpflichtversicherung :)

should update the freedom of movement principle with full voting rights for EU citizens in their place of residence. cc @vonderleyen@twitter.com

Und ja, Ich wäre auch für den nächsten Schritt. Volles Wahlrecht für alle nicht-deutsche, die mindestens 5 Jahre ununterbrochen ihren Lebensmittelpunkt hier haben. Das zuerst für EU-Bürger zu etablieren ist aber der einfachere erste Schritt dahin.

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Ich empfinde mich als EU-Bürger mit Lebensmittelpunkt Deutschland. Das ich Niederländer bin ist für mich nicht maßgeblich. Die Entkopplung von Wahlrecht und Nationalität halte ich für einen logischen nächsten Schritt auf dem Weg zu einer besseren EU.

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Ich verwende übrigens aus Prinzip nur den Begriff EU-Bürger. Der offizielle Status ist immer noch EU-Ausländer. Der immer wiederkehrende Hinweis, daß ich nicht so richtig dazugehöre, egal wie lange ich hier schon wohne (fast 40 Jahre ;)

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Selbst wenn es eine Volksabstimmung gäbe, um das Wahlrecht für EU-Bürger zu ermöglichen, dürften EU-Bürger daran nicht teilnehmen. 🤷‍♂️ bmi.bund.de/DE/themen/verfassu

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