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Dieters Werte

“DerLieblingsfeind der Gutmenschen und des gutmütigen Bürgertums heißt Dieter Bohlen. Der Pop-Titan ist als Jury-Mitglied von “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” die personifizierte Antithese zur Kuschel-Pädagogik. Er teilt aus. Direkt. Brutal…

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Warum kommt Bohlen bei den Jugendlichen so gut an? Ganz einfach, sie schätzen seine Ehrlichkeit, denn die Bohlen-Sprüche bestechen durch Wahrheit: Die meisten “DSDS”-Bewerber haben bestimmt einige Talente, nur eben nicht Singen. Sicher, das hört niemand gern. Aber was würde denn mit einem Nichtschwimmer passieren, wenn wir ihn mit den Worten ins Wasser schickten, er hätte das Zeug zum Olympiasieger? Ertrinken würde er… Wer das Wort Leistung nur in den Mund nimmt, gilt schnell als gestrig. “Neue Spießer” lautet die Bezeichnung für die, die eine Rückkehr zu alten Werten fordern. … Um wirklich tolerant zu sein, bedarf es eines Fundaments, des Fundaments unserer Werte. Und ein solches Werte-Fundament muss auch weitergegeben werden. Es muss sich in der Erziehung unserer Kinder und Jugendlichen wiederfinden. “

(zitiert nach: Kai Diekmann, Der große Selbstbetrug. Wie wir um unsere Zukunft gebracht werden. Piper 2007)

Und so gibt der Dieter Kais Werte-Fundament weiter:

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Naturkundemuseum

The Naturkundemuseum at Invalidenstraße was reopened in July 2007 and is definitely worth a visit, not only because of the worlds biggest dinosaur skeleton (Brachiosaurus)Brachiosaurus
but also because of the little details – the show is very beautifully made.

From 1930 on Alfred Keller (1902-1955) built his world-famed insect models for the Berlin Naturkundemuseum.

Inscect made by Alfred Keller

They are amazing! Made out of very simple materials as plaster, wax, papier-mâché and celluloid. A small part of them is still to be seen in the Museum. And there is of course – the Przewalski horse (wow – what a rhyme!)

Przewalski horse

The horse grazed next to the sun and the planets…

Sun and planets

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Besides the nice animals there are also some real monsters – poor genetic mutations.

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Last but not least there was this great Panther (first with my daughter Anna, than with me).

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TIP: It’s a great Museum to visit with children on a rainy weekend but don’t use the wardrobe, you will wait for hours to get your jackets back and never ever try to eat in the cafeteria. It’s just horrible.

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I had a great time with Anna at the Museum – the best thing to do on this rainy day. On the way back to Prenzlauer Berg we went through Gleimtunnel. All over sudden the cars in front of us stopped. There was this terrible accident right in front of us. “Just don’t look at it” I shouted, but Anna of course was too nosy… and was scared to death the rest of the day.

Accident Accident

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Mongolians

The Mongolians have landed in Berlin. Regarding the actual immigration debate in Germany it’s amazing that nobody seems to have noticed them. Because they’re pretty obviously not willing to accept German “Leitkultur”. Just look how they live!

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And they didn’t only invade Potsdamer Platz but secretly the whole city. They picked the most remote and hidden spots of Berlin to build up their yurts.

yurt near Prenzlauer Allee

This picture for example was taken at an old and deserted brewery on Prenzlauer Allee. As you see, it’s not deserted at all… Remarkable to me seems the fact that Mongolions obviously prefer to set up their yurts in the courts of big buildings as the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz or the brewery.

The brewery Mongolians sell little bonsai trees at the Kollwitzmarket (Thursdays and Saturdays)

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Is it pure coincidence that the same day, January 16th, a Mongolian woman (Tungalag H.-L) and her German husband (Gerhard H.) were sentenced to 5 and 3 years of prison for abusing a 14 year old Mongolian girl, niece of Tungalag H.-L.? The girl was sent by her parents to Germany in order to become a contortionist.

Mongolian girl

Aunt Tungalag, a famous contortionist herself, was supposed to train the girl. But instead of training her, she and her husband abused her. The girl’s hands were tied together, her legs tied to her back … in this position they let her hang off a hook in the wall for hours. Gerhard H. kicked her with his Birkenstock-Clogs.

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