Links from Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

Our “Tagesschau Online” has a wonderful feature of Larry, Chief Mouser of Downing Street 10 today. And they also inform us that from today, those plastic caps on bottles *have to* be fixed (instead of avoiding plastics at all).

Hessenschau reports about a rental company who has to pay a ticket for a falsely parked e-scooter.

And the Kontext:Wochenzeitung from Stuttgart writes about an Italian company whose workers took over since about three years now, still fighting for justice, and against vulture capitalism. The same magazine has a peace speech from 85 year old pastor Paul Schobel.

Thanks for reading (if you speak German or are willing to have those texts translated).


And before I forget it, here’s one more. The current Tour de France bicycle race reminded me that I finally want to buy a bicycle helmet. My wife & daughter both wear theirs since – like – forever; I was the only silly one refusing to ever consider one of those life saving tools until now. And I’ve found a video from “Anke is awesome” which I found both funny *and* informative, even if she’s advertising a bit too much for my taste. Still well done, so thanks Anke! Now at least I know more about “Mips” 😉 And to save Anke’s reputation, she writes in her video notes: “Loudly presented by @anke_is_awesome Surprisingly supported by Specialized, Rapha, Shimano, Bike Components, Oakley, Fidlock, Ortlieb, Komoot und Wahoo Spread by Gran Fondo Cycling Magazine und Bergwelten Magazin”