• Truck Plows Into Christmas Market in Berlin, Killing 9, Injuring 50

    From =?UTF-8?B?RMOkbmsgNDLDmA==?=@21:1/5 to Leroy N. Soetoro on Tue Dec 20 19:12:56 2016
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    On 2016-12-20 08:15, Leroy N. Soetoro wrote:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/truck-plows-christmas-market-berlin- injuring-killing-multiple-people-n697926

    A truck plowed through a Christmas market in Germany's capital on Monday evening, killing at least nine and injuring 50, a spokesman for the Berlin police said.

    Yes, we already heard that already. Those of us who read INTERNATIONAL
    news, REPUTABLE sources such as Deutsche Welle (dw.com) instead of
    staring blankly at the bouncing boobs on CNN or Fox, would know that
    the official death toll has risen to 12, and the official number of
    injured reduced to 48.

    Not that it really matters, but I was in Berlin when the truck attack
    in Nice, France occurred. Not speaking German, I was unsure what the
    TV was saying while I ate breakfast, but I knew it was really bad. Later
    that day I learned the details, and for the rest of my eurotrip I was
    totally on edge.

    There was this enormous amount of sadness in every country I went to in
    July. All flags were at half-staff. Everyone was on edge. There were makeshift memorials galore, filled with flowers, sympathy cards, stuffed animals, etc. It really put a damper on the rest of my trip, but like
    the Europeans, I managed to go on with my daily life.

    If there is a moral to my pathetic little story, it is get far out of
    the way when you see a large truck heading down the road. Don't be
    crossing the road or be on the sidewalk. Slink into any alley, run
    behind a building, whatever.

    One of the saddest memorials I saw was in front of the French embassy
    in Copenhagen, sometime between July 18-20). I took lots of photos
    (which I will post shortly), but had no words to say to the officials
    coming and going from the embassy.

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