September 17 - October 3, 2016
Clients and friends in Germany report that Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity has fallen to its lowest point in half a decade with domestic security a key topic in the country. They describe the increasing refugee crisis from the Middle East as not only destroying their country but a large part of Europe. These cultures generally do not blend - each resenting the other. In the fight for freedom - compounded by accelerating natural disasters - the face of the world - and reality - are rapidly changing and there is no going back. The world is in crisis. Many Americans who have recently visited Europe, and experienced first-hand what is going on, plan to vote for Trump.
Oktoberfest security tightened over terrorism fears BBC - September 18, 2016
Police in Germany have tightened security for this year's Oktoberfest over terrorism fears. The world's biggest beer festival will be fenced off for the first time to ensure visitors go through security checks, authorities say. About six million visitors are expected to visit Munich for the 17-day event, which runs until 3 October. Southern Germany was rocked by a series of attacks this summer, though not all were linked to political motives.
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