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On June 10th we have an international friendly soccer match in town:

Deutschland vs. USA



This stadium was the most popular at the championship in 2006. In between it is mostly sold out,
may not if the club has got a fine for bad behavior of its supporters and as fine it is not allowed to sell tickets of the block of this supporters or not all guest tickets were sold.

Now they have started to bring it up to 75 000 seats. I hope it will become an all seater.

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WWII bomb forces Cologne evacuation

The discovery of a bomb buried near the Rhine River has prompted the largest evacuation in Cologne since World War II. Experts are due to deactivate the 1,000-kilogram device shortly.

http://www.dw.de/wwii-bomb-forces-co...ion/a-18478088

Nothing was happen'. The deactivation was well done.

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We can not say really "happy new year" because for a lot of ladies it was every thing else then being happy to have New Year Party in Cologne. Today the latest police informations saying, that out of a group of thousand (1000) young men from Arabic and African countries more than 60 girls were robed and fingered around all this sensitive things. One lady was clearly raped.

Today, when the numbers were much smaller then now the atmosphere in Cologne was not typical. But now we have a situation which can became an initialization of a pogrom. I personal have asked my boss to give our foreign collegas minimum one free day.

Sorry, I have just news in German, confirmed through WDR TV Lokalzeit Köln. They brought the same message.

http://www.ksta.de/koeln/polizei-koe...,33056908.html

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Am Silvesterabend versammelten sich auf dem Bahnhofsvorplatz nach den Worten des Polizeipräsidenten etwa 1000 Männer, die „dem Aussehen nach aus dem arabischen oder nordafrikanischen Raum“ stammen. Dies hätten alle Zeugen übereinstimmend ausgesagt. Ähnlich hatten sich die Polizei und die Gewerkschaft der Polizei (GdP) zuvor in Pressemitteilungen geäußert.

Frauen am Kölner Hauptbahnhof belästigt: Übergriffe gingen von einer Gruppe von 1000 Männern aus | Köln - Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger - Lesen Sie mehr auf:
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Controversy ahead of pro-Erdogan rally in Cologne

The German city of Cologne is bracing for a major demonstration Sunday in support of Turkey's president, as well as anti-Erdogan protests. The rallies come in the wake of the failed military coup in Turkey.

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The German city of Cologne is bracing for a major demonstration Sunday in support of Turkey's president, as well as anti-Erdogan protests. The rallies come in the wake of the failed military coup in Turkey.

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Looks like democractoc thinking is not so alive and well in the German Turkish population ?
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Looks like democractoc thinking is not so alive and well in the German Turkish population ?
I think they are having a different understanding of what is "democratic thinking".

But on the 3rd of September it was planed to show us here in Cologne the 24th Kurdish Culture Festival with some 40 000 Visitors from all over Europe. Some actors on the scene (Police, Government, ...) did make this Cultural Festival impossible because it would be to dangerous for the Visitors and the entire City through "Turkish Nationals" are hanging around the "Rhein-Energy-Stadion" and looking for trouble. Not to forget that the group organizing the Festival should be close to the PKK. Some say it should be an terror organization.

Na ja, now the Kurdish people want to make a demonstration like the Turkish people did a few weeks ago, at the same place and I think with a little bigger crouwd because through the mobilisation effect of the unfortunately canceled Culture Festival.

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What would Coleridge have made of it ? - he wasn't exactly keen on the city when he visited it in 1825

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In Kohln, a town of monks and bones,
And pavements fang'd with murderous stones
And rags, and hags, and hideous wenches;
I counted two and seventy stenches,
All well defined, and several stinks!
Ye Nymphs that reign o'er sewers and sinks,
The river Rhine, it is well known,
Doth wash your city of Cologne;
But tell me, Nymphs, what power divine
Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine?
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Young Euro Classic 2016 - jetzt! Live!

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Here some of the "murderous stones"



Here more historical photos

http://www.bilderbuch-koeln.de/Historisch/1801-1850

This Kurdish demonstration was today. It was peaceful. They did their culture festival just on the street. Only 1000 police men were activ. On the Turkish event were 2700 police officers in charge.
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From Cologne to the world: Merry Christmas everybody!

This Event is made only for singers and, ok, our future singers. It is said, that here 44 000 Singers singing "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht". Ok, it is no professional audio recording but it is said, it was like this.

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Ohoho Cologne again...dadadida

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Cologne police's New Year's Eve security tactics spark political debate in Germany

A year since the Cologne sex assaults, a debate has broken out after the city's police allegedly "racially profiled" hundreds of North Africans. Authorities have also been criticized for referring to the men as "Nafris."
http://www.dw.com/en/cologne-polices...any/a-36981934

Yah, it is pushing up the internal discussion. You can find plenty verbal wars between the citizen of the different German stats like Bavaria and NRW or Prussia against the Rhineland. The thing is, I only find well done article only in German. Na ja, it is a little fun in what I said, but yes, the discussion did reach a higher level. Let's see how it will work next year.
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Don't know where TuffGong gets his news (not that I am complaining), but there was no debate about security tactics. I know of only one politician who bitched about supposed racial profiling and she is with the GREENS. And she was pretty alone even among them, a higher-up of the same party (one whose name I had heard before) praised the police for their work.
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Don't know where TuffGong gets his news (not that I am complaining), but there was no debate about security tactics. I know of only one politician who bitched about supposed racial profiling and she is with the GREENS. And she was pretty alone even among them, a higher-up of the same party (one whose name I had heard before) praised the police for their work.
I have got this information from all over the relevant news-sources and my surrounding. Or do you think, that there is no security-debate - I did not speak about because I'm talking about the general debate which include the security part - if the police speaker have to say in WDR TV, that till the point they don't have the overview over the mobilization way of this terror groups they have to secure all events like they have done on Christmas with the "Weihnachtsfestung" (Christmas fortress) around the Cologne Cathedral as well as the "Silvesterfestung" around the same area including the main station. At least we have seen such behavior in several German cities. I don't think that it is not important that a group may up to thousand aggressive men meet again one year after they did a big scandal just in the high frequented train station and showing no interests to enjoy the party like we do.
I think it is no real problem for the "people are living here a little longer" - so Merkel calls the Germans - to gang up together for hunting "Nafris" - the police code for high intensive criminals from North Africa. This is a security problem as well. So, I prefer the debate and this is going on.

Yesterday a group of refugees set another refugee camp on fire. There were more than 30 injured people. Things like this are all security problems we are talking about.
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This afternoon the police Cologne started a build up of nearly 5 000 riot police-officers. It should be finished first at 6:00, then at 4:00 tomorrow morning and it seems that it is finished already because the danger is to close. The main traffic routes in east-west and north-south directions are closed since nearly six hours. No cars, no trespassers, no bicycle, no trains and buses are allowed to pass the Center of Town. The city center looks like a war zone. The war should start official tomorrow morning at 7:00 but who knows?

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So, the war did not take place and the city is still alive.

Now we can say to all this ice hockey freaks: You are wellcome!

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