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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting regions of Germany affected by severe flooding that has killed at least 156 people.
The disaster area in Germany spans more than 100 kilometers near the border with the Netherlands and Belgium, where the district of Ahrweiler was the worst hit. A massive clean-up operation is underway as rescue crews search for survivors. More than a thousand people are still missing.
Destruction and debris on every corner
The only sound on the streets: Mud being scraped away, and tractors rumbling through the once picturesque town of Ahrweiler.
In Ahrweiler the water has now subsided and it's only now the true extent of the damage caused by the floods is really coming to light. A lot of people are returning to their homes for the first time."
The scenes are devastating for those returning.
Volunteers, family and friends have travelled far and wide to Ahrweiler to help those affected.
They're here clearing homes, or supplying people with the basics.
Many locals right now want financial help from the state: quickly and with as little red tape as possible.
Further north, in Erftstadt, a donation bank at a school has been overwhelmed with clothes and food.
Some locals evacuated from Erftstadt this week are also being sheltered at the school.
Many feel left in the dark.
For many of those affected, that question could takes weeks, months...if not years to be answered.
While some German towns begin to assess the damage and clean up, others further south are being hit by new flooding. In the southeast, in Saxony, rail lines are closed due to rising waters. A state of emergency has been declared in parts of the state of Bavaria. Across the border in Austria, flooding and heavy rains are causing serious damage.
In the town of Hallein, close to the German border, a flash flood has swept through the streets. People living there had already been warned to be careful, and avoid going into their basements.
Other parts of Europe have also been badly affected by the floods. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in southern parts of the Netherlands. And Belgium is also counting the cost: At least 27 people died there. The region around the Meuse river was worst affected by what authorities are calling an "unprecedented" deluge of water.
The floods have receded from the streets of Pepinster - leaving the mud behind. Residents are toiling to reclaim their homes - hoping that the rain holds off. Days of heavy downpours turned this gentle stream into a raging torrent.
Houses along the riverbank overwhelmed by the force of the water. Cars were swept off the roads.
Residents are in shock.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen came to take stock of the damage - and is promising long term help.
Outside assistance is welcome in Pepinster, but the community is pulling together to get through the worst. The water is on its way out. But it will be a long before things get back to normal.


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Juancho Francois
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It all started when a European brought porcelain to German soil from china 600 years ago. Now everything in Germany is made in china. Modern things German are easily dispossable. The real treasures went to aristocrats - some auctioned to foreigners for more money. It is just a question of what country in southeast Asia these flood scraps are to be dumped again like what Canada ought to do for local western dirt management.
Sheena Harris
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60 trillion
Ptao Tom
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The guy laughing in the background is what they all do behind our backs.
Patricia Lucious
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The Most High Yah is on one against the Heathens.
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Polish builders are comimg. STAY SAFE.
GOOF RIGHTWICH
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OFFICIALS HERE IN THE U. S. LAUGH ALL THE TIME AT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DIRE STRAITS & DURING A DIFFICULT TIME 👮😆 .
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Be kind to animals. Be kind to our forests. Boycott companies that pollute rivers and oceans.
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Ptao Tom
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The world needs to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We need to be saved and protected by God. Humanity needs to look for God's salvation.
SereCore
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How can Anyone find laughter to even rise inside at a time like this?
SereCore
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@Emily An Yes He is, yet rightly so He is Just to be outraged by our unwillingness to accept His Grace and Merciful way of allowing an undeserved way out of it.
Emily An
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from nature. God is relentless to sinners.
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اللهم زد وبارك من الامطار الغزيرة على كل منطقة كانت صحراوية وإجعلها مياه وبحيرات كبيرة وضخمة🌧🌧⛈⛈🌈⛈⛈⛈ أللهم إجعل جزيرة ألعرب مروجاً وأنهاراً أللهم إسترجع ألأمطار ألغزيرة في جزيرة ألعرب اللهم عجل فرج وليك العدل المنتظر اللهم اظهر المهدي المنتظر
Toxie Connor
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Where are the videos when the floods was at its fiercest? This video evidently is an aftermath.
Robin inter
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REMEMBER YOUR JESUS....atheisme,you let the cruch ....Repent your faith...before too late...JESUS LOVE YOU
Ryu Shogun
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Buying a submarine house!
Con Stratiou
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In these time of disaster especially when the whole world's going through covi-19... My prayers are with you German.. I'll be Praying for the Families...🕊️🕊️🕊️
Afther Hussain
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Fear stilll looing large.....no important step for human safety so far.. .. world leaders BUSY in war sterrgy ....we poor people's life still in risk
Jana Likowski
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Please help and donate, for example to the German Red Cross (DRK), DRK: IBAN: DE63370205000005023307, BIC: BFSWDE33XXX Stichwort (keyword): Hochwasser (flood)
Stephanie Nnadi
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It is good showcasing d damages happening in Europe. In Africa it is no News because we re seen as Animals and should not be bother with the problem they re passing thru. Every day in Nigeria as an example ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE re been killed daily but it is not in the News and INJUSTICE happening and Everyone Kept Mute and turn a blind Eye , it is not Climate Change it is the Wickedness of Europe God is telling them he is the ALPHA AND OMEGA and TECHNOLOGY cannot save them and doing the Right thing will. We better start changing our WAYS
Let Shown Bob Oi
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try to look a footage from philippine flood you might want to learn something
Jonathan Madz
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This is terrible 200 dead! Get ready people this could easily happen to any of us be sure you are ready to meet God!
just dev
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Be kind to animals. Be kind to our forests. Boycott companies that pollute rivers and oceans.
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Im bulgarian living in Germany i pray for all people who are hurt,missing or dead may Jesus help us all 🙏
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The world needs to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We need to be saved and protected by God. Humanity needs to look for God's salvation.
Adora Tsang
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Heartwarming to see there's no shortage of donation. People all want to help.
Robert Gross
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No one should be living next to a river. Always build at least 20 feet above . Our little creek floods here in northern California and everything is above the flood zone. Learn lessons from nature. God is relentless to sinners.
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It's scary for Europe
misternan
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Us: Covid is making us suffer. Earth: Look who's talking??
Anders Valberg
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”The end is near”
Ishu Baba
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We still gonna ignore nature issues: humans.
N B
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Wow so much conversation and controversy about whether politicians will visit??? And about another seen sharing a moment of light heartedness in the background??? Wow. Honestly that seems quite irrational and just creating unnecessary drama.
N B
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Honestly I think the world is getting far too crazy because of dramatic and hysterical people on social media
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Mongolia has carried out terrorist attacks using coronavirus biological and chemical weapons around the world, killing 4,000,000 people, disrupting the health of millions and disrupting the international economy! and Mongolia, in collaboration with meteorologists, is killing people and damaging the economy through natural disasters such as lightning, earthquakes, torrential rains and floods! The last two examples are the floods in the European Union and China. Mongolia needs to compete with the rest of the world on the right path of development! Mongolia warns to stop terrorism and sabotage!
Kenji Chan
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Praying for the German ppl, love from Malaysia !!!
Mmmbile It
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From Singapore... May Allah protect Europe and all human kind.. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Borneo Male
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Prophecy to the nation of the world (2021) apostle renato d. Carillo (youtube)
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The oceans are losing 2% of their oxygen a year the Gulf water is burning Australia's burning Europe's flooding China's flooding we've destroyed the planet never to be fixed again get ready to eat Soylent Green people
Peace Love
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My heart to you all. God bless you and you are all in my prayers.
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Climate change , that's it , we will be having " Climate Lockdowns " now for half the year and " Random Pandemic " lockdowns for the other half .
EmpLerz
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pray for all humanity 🙏
Deb Wilson
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Heart breaking what the world is going through my thoughts go out to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, India and China and all those who are suffering in these floods I hope to god there are few deaths happen god protect you all x
⛦Fakedream2⛦
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It's scary for Europe
⛦Fakedream2⛦
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I mean "dangerous"
Kate Hopkins Brent
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Praying for all 🙏 This is terrible. 😪. Check out Napisiti rain bomb. People are not being told about what’s above us and how it affects our weather. Be a good time for HONESTY instead of trying to HIDE it with C-trails to haze over the sky.
cqvio doli
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caused your problems. I live in California USA and we are in severe drought with extreme fire danger, as are many of the states in the western US...Prayers all around.
Sandhya Sethi
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It is an Artificial rain war by America or China
blueridgeocean
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I was wondering where all of California's water had gone! 🤦‍♂️
ENOCK CHERUIYOT
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They steal resources from Africa,go and build Europe with these resources,the floods come and destroy their properties.I like this
ENOCK CHERUIYOT
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I thought European countries were far too advanced not to be affected by such small things as floods
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Mimi siweziwahurumia hao waovu wanaoitwa wazungu
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Gilbert Faustino
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our prayers and condolences
Lenis Bennett
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It's surely a sign of the apocalypse.
Jeaniej Butler
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Condolences to all who lost loved ones and friends, and while these can be replaced homes, keepsakes and loss of incomes. I wish we had some of the extra water that caused your problems. I live in California USA and we are in severe drought with extreme fire danger, as are many of the states in the western US...Prayers all around.
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God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.
Dirk Van Rijswijk
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To all affected by by these terrible floods in Germany ,Netherlands & Belgium , Trust in God who send His Son Jesus Christ to save us all . My heart felt condolances to all who lost loved ones and recovery from this terrible disaster !
Katie Noyb
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Haarp doesn't know what else to do to keep pushing the climate agenda
Bernadette Duroch
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I lived in Sachsenhausen for 2 years and love to Germany and I am so sorry and I hope that you can rebuild because it probably will not happen again. You know it does look devastating but remember what happened after world war ii, they said the Japanese would clear their streets from the bombs in days. Everybody around picked up a shovel or whatever and participated.
Bernadette Duroch
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You do know the main cause of climate change like flooding other than haarp is not cow poop, Journalists should do their homework at least. You can kill every cow tomorrow and bury it all, stop making plastic toys and stop driving and lower your footprint. it's not going to prevent anything. We are in a solar minimum, we have solar flares, we have heavenly Bodies coming close to the Earth and asteroids and all that causes earthquakes and flooding and also there are a lot of volcanoes that are causing lava under the ground like in Italy and the West Coast of United states. You can't do a thing about it so the best thing to do besides be a good citizen and lower your footprint is to pray and pray over your property so things like this hopefully won't happen to you. The government needs to butt out and quit telling us what to do but make suggestions. I'm sure there's a list of 20 things that they could say that you could do and please do and stop being well you know like the leadership in the 1940s.
Loren Ricks
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Repent
Loren Ricks
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Repent
phantom walker
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again,...lets build a town,city,,in a known flood plain.. no probs....
Black Zero
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They deserve it for banning hijabs. Don’t challenge Allah
Rvve Duio
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God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.
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gerçek yıkımı paylaşsanıza
Worship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of Zion
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REPENT !!!!!! We are at the end … APTTMH YAH 👑
Creepa
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The german goverment failed the people and its still failing, trying to slow down help for those affected. The only use it as a PR for global warming and dont do anything. Only farmers and trade people are helping, they organize everything bring their own equipment at their own costs, burn fuel, bring supplies and barley sleep, while the goverment isnt doing anything at all.
Lorna Denton
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No such thing as climate change. You know that God is in charge, why do you repeatedly seek climate change money making schemes, rather than the truth. Jesus Christ said when you see all these things happening in many different places you know the end is near. Amen. .
Lorna Denton
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Truly a nightmare. I pray that God will help those that seek him. For all things will be made new. Mountains falling into the sea, earthquakes, rising of the tides. Scorching heat, meteors. We are to seek the lord Jesus Christ on these end days. I pray that the dead rest in peace and the bereaved are comforted. Amen.
Kentrung Rusak
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im indonesian i have mum who life there ... God i wish shes okay nothing happen ...i lost his contact the only way to to connect with my mum is via gmail right now..please people there chek Nanik imbarawati miesen... please im so worry
Eliza Roy
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** In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. It is You we worship and You we ask for help. Show us the straight path, The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.*** Surah Al-Fatihah or Surat al-Fātiḥah is the first chapter of the Quran. Its seven verses are a prayer for the guidance, lordship and mercy of God. Ask ALLAH for help and guidance.....
Pamela Bailey
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Prayers🙏🏽❤
Lal R
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God pls safe everyone.. very sad why d world in mess real messy
Colt Gunman
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Let's gooo
SDG
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Your government used HARRP against your people. Don’t be fooled!
Larry Donor
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Mother nature - cut more and more trees ok. Mother nature - I can live without all of you people. But can you live without me?
Sunit Sahoo
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This is devastating. Hope and prayers for the people of Germany. ❤️
Jakub
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The gods that have not made heaven and earth, let them perish from the earth, and from among those places that are under heaven.
Claus MS
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I wonder about weather authorities alerting civil defense in proper time is bad for bombastic news... I hope i´m wrong...
liouy cnny
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So sad. I lost it with the initial "It's unbeliveable" Lady spoke.
Darron Sanderson
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Do not deny Climate Crisis. The Polar Caps are melting people.
Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos.
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Whith God is Family.
A Novi
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The Greens, like watermelons. Green on the outside, red on the inside. Don't be fooled.
Tyrell Anderson
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**the water has receded
alexyuliarto
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Do u still need proof???
Bass Slapper
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Jesus is coming
Johan Last
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They should put up an international fund of some kind where people from around the world can send money to help in some way. In my country we had a week of criminal looting (stealing and burning), estimations of damages could be around R50 billion. The first to start cleaning was of course the citizens. The world has gone bonkers.
Crillian Contour
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It's happening around the world. Not global warming, it's how we manage the land. Stripping the high lands bare, allows it to collapse. The rain soaks the soil and nothing holding there, cccrrrraaaasssshhhhh. Sincere condolences to the families that lost loved one's.
oum
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Global warming is also responsible for it. The high level of carbon dioxide in the last ten years is the real cause behind the climatic irregularities. Deforestation only brought the effects of global warming to light, beside contributing to it.
Cometa Soulstar
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Artificial weather manipulation and depopulation.
CLARICE OMOLO
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Am Kenyan sorry for those who've lost their loved ones, may God have mercy. Humans have been building towers of Babel now it comes scrambling on people.
Georg O.P. Eschert
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over here the same ... Nature retaliated ---> good luck !
All liberal non commies yup
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I thought this is only a Nepal's phenomenon
Alita
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and people will still say climate change isn't real, the politicians will shrug it off and win some PR points by holding a speech and dedicating some statue in a park somewhere to the victims.
Mari B.
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And where is the help? When the Moravian towns were hit by a tornado, help came immediately from all over the area, and the army was immediately deployed within 2 days. But I don't see anyone here. The German government is probably ignoring the peoples needs.
Racan plays
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Stay safe from Jordan 🇯🇴🙏❤🇩🇪
Leftist Censorship
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How this could happen to superior german race? Who allowed that?
nick torea
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Klaus Schwab chairman of the world economic forum will be rubbing his hands together
Jaques Nord
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Seeing horible events such this one really breaks my heart. May God be with you all and Thank you for all unselfish people who are more than willing to help. Love and prayers from the Philippines❤🇵🇭🌴
C W
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I think that the greatest thing that came out of World War II was the love that the world ended up having for Germany citizens. I'm from the United States and my heart is breaking for these poor people right now having gone through the Colorado flood 2013 myself. Then I see that a huge number of Polish people are coming to the aid of the Germans. It's a testament that mankind cannot be overcome by the evil of one person. Peace and love to Germany
Gold Tau
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No worries, Elon is making us bi planetary
Lucia Tionko
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This is a the cause of climate change....all over the world should make an action. God bless us....
Kong Thai
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Please do aerial photography of the flood paths. So that a detail record can be done to come up with future defense. German efficiency, civil defense sirens => go uphill is an eye opening Please provide a DOCUMENTARY and REPORT so other countries with similar topography can learn. 🥵.
Victoria G
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Jesus is coming soon! Repent from your sins! Turn to Jesus Christ, he is the truth the way and the everlasting Life!
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