1. Anecdotal: “However Herring’s refusal to surrender his @Tennessee deal with, federal prosecutors say, led to an evening by which the stunning and complicated sight of police with their weapons drawn outdoors his dwelling prompted the pc programmer to undergo a large coronary heart assault that killed him. His dying in Bethpage, Tenn., was triggered by “swatting” — the unlawful apply of calling in faux life-threatening emergencies to impress a heavily-armed response from police.” Weird all through.
4. Machtverfall — on Merkel’s final term. And right here is Tony Barber in today’s FT: “Above all, the floods have uncovered weaknesses in Germany’s catastrophe response techniques and opened up a debate in regards to the lengthy years of under-investment in infrastructure underneath Merkel. They point out that Germany’s much-admired federal mannequin of presidency can fail the individuals if the politicians in cost are complacent or gradual to behave.” Sure individuals, I do know that Germany has higher bread, streetcars, holidays, no matter. The purpose stays that German political norms aren’t working properly any extra. It’s time to get up to this truth.