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Germany to introduce 9-euro month pass for all public transport

This is what an advanced, well-developed, civilized nation looks like:

The summer ticket will be valid on local and regional trains, buses, as well as on the U-Bahn and S-Bahn

Today the German Parliament is set to vote on the somewhat controversial 9-euro-ticket to help citizens with rising fuel prices. The measure calls for introducing a monthly pass for all public transport, including cross-city trains and buses for just 9 euros.

The pass will be available from 23 May until the end of August and is set to cost the German government 2.5 billion euros. Nevertheless, the policy is welcomed by many citizens and, as government sources describe it, it is a sort of test-run for the future as the country tries to move towards more climate-friendly policies.

With a single ticket, people will be able to ride all forms of public transport, across Germany, including buses, U-Bahns, S-Bahns, trams, and local and regional trains run by Deutsche Bahn. The exceptions to this are long-distance transportation services, such as ICE, IC and EC trains run by Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrains and FlixBuses.


The 7 things Americans have to fund on their own as adults

1. Food
2. Clothing
3. Healthcare (Even if your jobs covers some of your premiums, you still have co-pays.)
4. Housing
5. Transportation (Most of America is highly car dependent. Public transportation is either unreliable or non-existent.)
6. Higher education (Even if you choose not to go to college, you need some sort of post-HS educational training to make a middle class wage.)
7. Retirement

The median American income is $31K. The median household income is approx. $65K. Americans cannot afford to be debt-free, independent adults. It's not mathematically possible to do so. No matter where you live. No matter what you do. Chances are, you will live your 20s, 30s, possibly 40s, possibly beyond in debt. Even if you don't eat avocado toast or subscribe to Netflix.

This more so than anything else explains our political, cultural, racial, and gender divides in this country. In Europe, four of those items are paid for collectively. Yes, you may pay somewhat more in taxes, but you're not in debt which forces you take jobs that you may not want to do, but do because of healthcare.

Oh, one last thing. Did you notice? I didn't even include childcare on that list. I left it off on purpose because including it would belabor the point.

States Ranked By Their Musical Artists

You will have to watch it on YouTube. BTW, i did not compile this list.

Cat is not happy with the food service. Lazy ass hoomans.

FIRST CLASS TRAIN Across Peru on the "Andean Explorer"

Huksy dog sings the classic song, "Awoooo"

This will get you in your feels.

Jesus scores 4 and Man City leads EPL by 4 points

Becoming the first player in the league to score four goals in one game this season, Jesus led City to a 5-1 thrashing of Watford to open a four-point lead over second-placed Liverpool in the title race.

Read more at: https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/article260698822.html#storylink=cpy

To celebrate, he turned the Gatorade into wine.

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper: Great Art Explained

Happy (belated) 100th Anniversary to the Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball 1921

Not Just Bikes: "How I Got Into Urban Planning (and Why I Hate Houston)"

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