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Ah, that's what I feared. And I can't really blame them for it, too high litigation risk and they might end up having to pay those shitty companies compensation for lost profits or some non-sense like that.

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Article indeed lacks details, but my guess would be that they bought the company in 2019 and loaded it with the bank debt from that purchase expecting that in a growing market and low interest rates the company would be able to pay back their own purchase.

But now a few years later, with more competition diminishing profits and higher than before interest rates on the loans, and suddenly it looks much less possible. Obviously Sonne will not admit to this, but such shady practises are sadly very common for company takeovers.

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Given how their election system works, it might very well be that the left alliance wins most seats. I guess we will know soon.

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That's litterally the same as I wrote.

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Anyone know what the freed up radio spectrum will be used for?

poVoq Mod ,
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Last time I drove a rental Ford it was an endless amount of random ding-dings and dangerous interference with steering. Maybe you get used to it after a while, but I found it extremely annoying.

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Some of the others high up on that list are equally absurd. OK, Zürich and Geneva are maybe nice if you are a millionaire, but for everyone else they are absolutely unaffordable.

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I suspect being very expensive was a positive criteria in that study as it keeps the riffraff out /s

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Northern Ireland might get back in sooner though. Maybe Scottland as well, but less likely.

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I would say no, but maybe the other mods here feel different?

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Kinda funny how for both Spain and Portugal the images are not from the continental area they are superimposed on.

poVoq OP Mod ,
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It's just not cost competitive at all anymore.

One can argue about having a disposable second stage (like Falcon-9) vs. full re-usability (like the upcoming Starship), as the latter is not very efficient fuel wise. But not having a reusable first stage just makes it way too expensive to be able to compete in the currently market dominated by the Falcon-9.

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Yeah, it's fun and quite convenient.

poVoq OP ,
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It probably isn't the best use of the city's funds, but given the specific geography of the city, using the space above the river that runs along the entire narrow valley that makes up most of Wuppertal, it does make some sense.

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Will probably be again this malicious compliance of "only if you mail-order this 799€ tool for it" 😒 Oh and the battery itself costs more then the phone itself is still worth and of course no 3rd party batteries work.

Far-right leader Le Pen questions French president's role as army chief ( www.france24.com )

Marine Le Pen, former president of France's far-right party National Rally and currently a French presidential candidate, on Thursday raised the question in an interview with a French newspaper of who would be in charge of the military if her party takes over the government after snap parliamentary elections starting Sunday,...

poVoq Mod ,
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Would you rather some unelected general has the final say?

poVoq Mod ,
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Well, what you will get is a "reactionary, hateful, nationalist" that is in addition unelected and largely unaccountable. Have fun with the inevitable military coup.

poVoq OP Mod ,
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I locked the community, so no new posts can be made, only comments.

poVoq OP Mod ,
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You complain about the smokers and then want even more French people there? 🙄

poVoq Mod ,
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These statistic say little as the German police does not properly distinguish between antisemitism and anti-zionism.

But regardless, if you are so extreme in your views that you can't accept the existence of the state of Israel in some shape or form, you are probably not a good fit for German society.

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Lol what?

poVoq Mod ,
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As anarchists refuse the legitimacy of the state in general, they will have no problem to just fake it 😎

poVoq Mod ,
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It is not even closely the same by any definition.

poVoq Mod ,
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The question doesn't ask if you support the current state of Israel though.

poVoq Mod ,
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Incidence does not mean "beating up" someone. Spray painting "stop the genocide in Gaza" is sometimes counted as an "antisemitic incidence" in Germany.

poVoq Mod ,
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I specifically responded to your last sentence. If you are OK with for example Israel in the UN recognised borders of 1947, then you don't deny the right of the state of Israel to exist, which is all that is being asked for.

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It is quite reductive to say anti-zionism is just denying the right of Israel to exist. Yes, the state of Israel is a deeply zionist project but you can accept the reality of this state existing and still be opposed to the idea of zionism in general.

I am opposed to the idea of colonialism in general but still accept the existence of states with a colonial history.

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Fine, you are of course technically correct 🙄

poVoq Mod ,
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As long as there are other dedicated mods, sure 😊

poVoq Mod ,
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It's not that bad, but you need to at least skim most of the discussions as reports often fail to work due to federation issues or are only made after the comment section is a troll-party already.

Also be ready for some unpleasant DMs questioning your moderation decisions on really spurious grounds.

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This English speaking “europe@feddit.de” was always a bit out of place on a primarily German speaking instance. The same would be true for feddit.org, I guess. Maybe we should just depreciate this community and see if another English speaking Europe community takes over? As long as it isn’t the one on lemmy.ml (which has major moderation issues), I think I would be fine with that. I only stepped up moderating it on feddit.de because it was very active at the time and the previous mod stepped down.

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There is /c/yurop@lemm.ee

Edit: the problem with lemm.ee is that their block-list lacks some instances that are likely to be problematic for this community specifically, as seen on the lemmy.ml equivalent.

poVoq Mod ,
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I didn't create this community, but there is another German speaking "europa" community on feddit.de and this one was as far as I know always near 100% English.

poVoq Mod ,
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The community on lemmy.ml has the problem that there are some very persistent users that constantly post pro-Russian propaganda or similar mis-information to it, and the lemmy.ml admins refuse to appoint a new mod and seem to be generally fine with that. I certainly wouldn't want to moderate a similar community where Hexbear and Lemmygrad users have full access to like they would on lemm.ee. if fact I wouldn't even be able to as my home instance is defederated from these instances and thus such posts would be invisible to me.

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If someone wants to create an English speaking Europe community on feddit.org I would certainly not be against it. Ultimatly it is up to the subscribers to decide where to go.

I pinned this thread in the community, so people can promote their proposed alternatives here.

poVoq Mod ,
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I would much rather someone else takes over moderation, yes. Both because of various federated moderation bugs in Lemmy making it hard to moderate a community that isn't on your home instance and because I have way to many communities that I moderate already.

If needed, I would be willing to help with moderation, but not be the main moderator of such a new community.

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Sure, mostly. But especially in east Germany there are some with a deep aversion against voting for "communists", which is why they voted Green and not LINKE before.

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