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  • Court allows the sale of souvenir gallows reserved for 'Mutti Merkel' [Chemnitz, Germany]

    12/06/2017 7:53:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 6 December 2017 17:27 CET+01:00 | Lucinda Watts
    Saxony court officials have decided this week that a Niedersdorf man can now legally sell his miniature gallow souvenirs, despite the fact they have reservations for Angela Merkel and her colleague Sigmar Gabriel on them. In a surprising decision by the Chemnitz judiciary, a citizen has been allowed to sell his miniature versions of the gallows used at the Dresden PEGIDA demonstration on October 12th 2015, reported the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday. The miniatures are based on the life-sized gallows carried in the protest in 2015, which had signs hanging from the hangman’s nooses with the words, “Reserved for Angela...
  • 'Get out' jeering crowds tell Merkel in Dresden

    10/03/2016 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 03 Oct 2016 15:35 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Angela Merkel was jeered and whistled as she arrived at German Reunification Day celebrations in Dresden on Monday. Shouts of “get out” were heard as the German chancellor arrived in Dresden — birthplace of xenophobic movement PEGIDA — for celebrations. The angry crowd in the east German city also waved signs saying “Merkel must go”. The German leader has been under pressure at home over her liberal refugee policy that saw an influx of nearly one million migrants last year. …
  • Any FReepers in Dresden? Rumors of tanks in the street. (vanity)

    10/01/2016 2:59:22 PM PDT · by null and void · 71 replies
    UNCONFIRMED rumor | 1 Oct 16 | nully
    Looking for any confirmation. Rumor is tanks and sharpshooters, news embargo, web cams shut down. Found one Dutch blog, would like more info, especially if it's false (or true!)...
  • The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

    04/12/2016 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    When John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted, of course. But, really, is this...
  • Dresden Buddhists Drop Swastika to Keep Peace

    09/30/2015 3:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    On Sunday eastern Germany's first Buddhist graveyard opened in Dresden, marking a turning point for the region's Vietnamese community. But a missing symbol makes the burial ground a peculiarly German affair. The burial ground is long overdue, Ding Linger, a spokesperson for the Vietnamese Buddhist Centre in Dresden told The Local. "It's been needed for 40 years since Vietnamese people first came to East Germany," he said. Vietnamese are the largest immigrant population in east Germany, making up 100,000 of the population. Of those, 7,000 live in Dresden, reports the Hamburger Morgenpost. With around 85 percent of the Vietnamese population...
  • Vladimir Putin's formative German years

    03/27/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    BBC News, Dresden ^ | 2015-03-26 | Chris Bowlby
    Anyone who wants to understand Vladimir Putin today needs to know the story of what happened to him on a dramatic night in East Germany a quarter of a century ago. [....] "We cannot do anything without orders from Moscow," the voice at the other end replied. "And Moscow is silent." That phrase, "Moscow is silent" has haunted this man ever since. Defiant yet helpless as the 1989 revolution swept over him, he has now himself become "Moscow" - the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
  • Germany marks 70th anniversary of Dresden firebombing

    02/14/2015 1:43:44 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 93 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/13/2015
    An estimated 25,000 people died in the British and American attack, which created a firestorm that left 33 sq km (12 sq miles) of the city in ruins. Speaking at the city's Church of Our Lady, German President Joachim Gauck said the attack had "burned itself into the memory" of survivors. The city was believed by Allied forces to be a vital Nazi command centre. It was used by German forces to defend the country against Soviet forces approaching from the east.
  • BBC's insult to hero pilots: Veterans rage over Dresden coverage that attacks Britain...

    02/15/2015 4:34:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 156 replies ^ | 14 February 2015 | Larisa Brown and Inderdeep Bains
    The BBC’s coverage of the bombing of Dresden in which Britain was described as ‘worse than the Nazis’ was condemned as disgraceful by RAF veterans and MPs last night. Despite dedicating more than 32 minutes of airtime to the 70th anniversary of the fire-bombing that killed tens of thousands at the end of the Second World War, there was barely a mention of British airmen who lost their lives. The BBC’s four major news shows and Radio 4 interviewed multiple German survivors of the bombings. They also showed a British prisoner of war who berated those who ordered the raids,...
  • German police ban anti-Islamic Pegida rally in Dresden citing terror threat

    01/18/2015 10:35:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    There had been calls for would-be "assassins to mingle among the protesters ... and to murder an individual member of the organising team of the Pegida demonstrations", police said in a notice on the 24-hour ban. This was consistent with "an Arabic-language Tweet that called the Pegida demonstrations an enemy of Islam", it said. Top-circulation daily Bild said online that the threat targeted Pegida's most prominent leader Lutz Bachmann. The Pegida marches – which have voiced anger against Islam and "criminal asylum seekers" and vented a host of other grievances – began in Dresden in October with several hundred supporters...
  • PEGIDA Cancels Anti-Islam Rally in Germany Over Death Threat From IS

    01/18/2015 6:44:36 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 1/18/15
    MOSCOW, January 18 (Sputnik) – The Patriotic Europeans against the Islamification of the West (PEGIDA) cancelled its anti-Islam and anti-immigration rally in the German city of Dresden scheduled for Monday after one of its leaders allegedly received a death threat from the Islamic State. "Please, don’t come tomorrow to Dresden, friends," the group said in a post on its official Facebook page. "Unfortunately we must cancel our 13th meeting due to security concerns. According to the police, there is a specific threat against a member of the organizing team," the group explained. PEGIDA claimed that the threat was issued by...
  • Dresden/ PEGIDA?

    01/02/2015 8:34:14 AM PST · by bboop · 3 replies
    self ^ | 1.02.15 | self
    Anyone close up regarding the PEGIDA movement in Germany? German citizens taking a stand against the insane immigration policies/ Islamization of their country sounds right to me. From here, it sounds like the powers-that-be are demonizing it - reminds me of what they said about the Tea Party. Curious to have some feedback from those closer in. Thanks.
  • Germany Tense Over anti-Islam 'Pegida' March in Dresden

    12/15/2014 12:43:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/15/14
    A march against "Islamisation of the West" is due to take place in Dresden, with turnout expected to reach about 10,000 in the eastern German city. A big counter-demonstration is also being organised, similar in size. Dresden is the birthplace of a movement called "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West" (Pegida), which staged a big rally a week ago. Justice Minister Heiko Maas called Pegida's protests "a disgrace". But the Eurosceptic party AfD is sympathetic. "Most of their demands are legitimate," said Bernd Lucke, leader of the conservative Alternativ fuer Deutschland (AfD), which has campaigned for a tougher...
  • Why did two German 'hobbyists' deface a cartouche of Khufu inside the Great Pyramid

    01/18/2014 9:33:27 AM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies ^ | 16 Jan 2014 |
    EXACTLY what drove two men to pretend to be archaeologists and hack off pieces of the Great Pyramid? Atlantis. It's a tale of cranks, conspiracies and an ancient cartouche. The Great Pyramid of Khufu (also known as Cheops) on the Giza Plateau is the largest pyramid in Egypt and the only surviving example of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cartouche? It's an ancient red-pigment scribble deep inside the Great Pyramid said to be the linchpin in identifying who it was actually built for. Is it an authentic ancient Egyptian depiction of his name, or a 19th century...
  • Ł1billion art collection seized by Nazis found in shabby Munich apartment ...

    11/03/2013 9:53:59 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 3, 2013 | Allan Hall
    A treasure trove of artworks worth almost Ł1billion seized by the Nazis and reportedly destroyed in RAF bombing raids during WW2 has been found behind rotting food in shabby apartment in Munich. Experts have hailed the discovery of the 1,500 pictures, thought to have been lost or bombed, as a sensational find. The story of the lost masterpieces of such painters as Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall is revealed in this week's edition of Germany's Focus magazine which broke the story of the incredible find by customs officials. Art historians examining the collection claim up to 300...
  • The Saga of Michael Buhrman and Landon Brittain (2 senior nuke plant operators life of crime)

    10/30/2013 11:02:28 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | October 11, 2013 | Lucas W. Hixson
    Michael Buhrman, 31, began his career in the nuclear industry after being honorably discharged in from the Navy nuclear program in 2005, where he had worked as a reactor operator and nuclear electronics technician. After watching the movie, “The Town” featuring Ben Affleck, which features four friends who decide to rob a bank, Buhrman was inspired to feed his adrenaline through a life of crime. The well-paid senior reactor operator started attempting to recruit other workers at the Dresden nuclear power plant in order to form a gang to rob banks “to get back at the system.” Buhrman did succeed...
  • Church sermons to explore sex and gay love

    09/19/2013 6:12:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 19 Sep 2013 11:55 CET | Kate Ferguson
    Churches in Dresden are to deliver sermons on love and sex. Among the themes to be explored is the “tender love” between men in the Bible and “everyday eroticism”. Gisela Merkel-Manzur is organizing the program of eight sermons over the next two months at two Protestant churches in Löbtau parish. She believes one of the reasons sexuality has been insufficiently addressed by the church is because of internal disputes about homosexuality. The sermons include one on Jonathan and David—Old Testament figures who appear in the Books of Samuel. The nature of their relationship, and the possibility that they were homosexual...
  • Dresden deserves to be remembered

    02/13/2013 9:04:00 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 414 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 02/13/2013 | Tom Chivers
    It's the 68th anniversary of the Dresden bombing. In Britain, we don't think about it as much as, perhaps, we should. The bare facts. More than 1,200 RAF and USAAF bombers attacked the city between the 13th and 15th of February 1945, in four raids. They dropped 3,900 tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs, killing between 22,000 and 25,000 people, almost all civilians. The city's anti-aircraft defences had all been moved to defend the industrial works of the Ruhr valley. The details are chilling.
  • Small explosion hits IKEA store in Dresden

    06/11/2011 2:39:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 11 June 2011 | unattributed
    Following a small explosion in an IKEA store in Dresden on Friday evening, the German headquarters of the Swedish home furnishings chain is calling on all branches in the country to be extremely vigilant. A device exploded in the Dresden store at around 8 pm, police confirmed on Saturday. Two people, aged 32 and 41 years old, suffered possible inner-ear trauma from the blast but there were no other injuries. The blast also damaged the floor and some of the furniture on display in the kitchen department. No one has admitted to carrying out the attack and there are so...
  • German pol fined for playing klezmer music

    07/05/2009 5:54:15 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 20 replies · 765+ views
    JTA ^ | July 2, 2009 | Staff
    BERLIN (JTA) -- A Dresden politician was fined for playing loud klezmer music outside City Hall to disturb a neo-Nazi march. Stephan Kuhn of the Green Party was ordered Wednesday to pay a $210 fine, which will benefit an organization that helps victims of right-wing violence. Neo-Nazis held a commemorative march on Feb.13, 2008, on the anniversary of the World War II firebombing of Dresden by Allied forces, which right-wing extremists have taken to calling the "bombing Holocaust." In protest, Kuhn blasted the music at the neo-Nazis from the windows of the Green Party parliamentary fraction offices. According to the...
  • Politics

    06/07/2009 9:29:47 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 167+ views ^ | 06-08-09 | stolinsky
    There is no moral equivalence between aggressor and defender, or between those who use violence to start a war and those who use it to end one. People who cannot understand such a fundamental truth are ignorant of history and lacking in wisdom, regardless of how many diplomas from prestigious universities hang on their walls. To be blunt, they are moral idiots.