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  • Mormon Tycoon Wants to Build Joseph Smith’s Mega-Utopia in Vermont

    07/20/2016 12:44:26 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 25 replies
    Green Mountain Daily ^ | 06/15/2016 | David R. Hall
    David R. Hall | - Green Mountain Daily Jun 15, 2016 ... Hall is the Utah-based engineer/developer and Mormon (member of the utopian community in Sharon (the birthplace of LDS founder Joseph Smith). Hall plans on plunking down New Vista and its 20,000 inhabitants in rural Vermont and other developments across the nation.

    07/05/2016 5:05:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 5, 2016 | Joe Kaufman
    Florida Muslim Leader ‘Likes’ Killing of Jews Sofian Zakkout’s violent hatred of Israel turns to blind hatred towards all Jewry. July 5, 2016 Joe Kaufman    Sofian Zakkout’s intense hatred of Israel has led him to apply the same bigotry towards Jews in general. Last month, under one of his postings on social media calling for the destruction of Israel, Zakkout showed his approval of a cartoon inviting a Muslim wielding a rifle to murder a Jew that was in his vicinity. This month and hereafter, Zakkout must be shunned from society, if not be called to account for...
  • To German Critics Of Mass Immigration: ‘You Are Not The People, You Are The Past’

    04/02/2016 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    “You are not the people, you are the past,” was the message to German critics of mass immigration on Germany’s public broadcaster ZDF’s NEO MAGAZIN ROYALE television programme. The message was delivered in a video featuring a multi-ethnic crowd of disabled, gay and transgender people, as well as a Muslim woman wearing a face veil and a man wearing traditional Saudi headgear, all telling a crowd of Germans that they are “not Germany”.The video opens with a crowd of angry-looking white Germans hitting against the windows of a bus to intimidate a frightened Arab child and his father, a policeman...
  • Illegal Immigrant Allegedly Offers Little Girl Stuffed In Closet Up For Sex

    01/22/2016 11:18:49 AM PST · by AuntB · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 21,2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    An illegal immigrant allegedly bound a 3-year-old girl with duct tape, stuffed her in a trash bag, put her in a closet of feces and then offered her up for sex from his Arizona apartment. Police found the abused child in the closet, malnourished and covered in bruises, scars and blisters, after a man who had gone to the apartment for sex tipped them off, reported a Fox affiliate. She was surrounded by feces. "When officers went in, all they saw was the top of the child's head in the trash bag," Mesa Police Chief John Meza told reporters Tuesday....
  • Two thirds of Germans expect ISIS attack in 2016

    12/30/2015 2:23:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 30 Dec 2015 09:13 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A majority of Germans expect the terrorist group ISIS to attack the country in the coming year. The poll, conducted by YouGov for the Deutsche Presse Agentur news agency, shows that 66 percent of Germans expect ISIS to attack them, while only 17 percent believe this will not happen. A further 17 percent gave no answer to the question. ...
  • Synod 2015: German Language Group Report (English)

    10/10/2015 6:42:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Radical Catholic ^ | October 9, 2015 | Card. SCHÖNBORN, O.P. Christoph
    In the German group under the leadership of Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, O.P., we deliberated over and worked through the first part of the Instrumentum laboris in a very open and positive atmosphere. The various viewpoints of the participants were enriching and perceived accordingly. In my opinion, the work in this group demonstrates yet once again: Diversity enriches. The overarching style of the text received unanimous approval. We are also very much in agreement with the order - that is, with the ordering of the three chapters - given in the Instrumentum laboris. It hearkens back to the structure of the...
  • Synod, Day 4: Cardinal Erdo, who??? Let's talk about sex!

    10/08/2015 9:40:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/08/15 | New Cathoic
    An English translation of the very conservative opening address by Cardinal Peter Erdo, Relator General of the Synod of Bishops, delivered on September 5, Day 1 of the Synod, has been made available in the past few hours, by the National Catholic Register and the Catholic News Agency. We appreciate their effort, but it seems that our editorial decision not to waste our scarce resources on this was not wrong: already on the fourth day, the second of the meeting of the "circuli minores" (the small groups of bishops according to general language groups), and in the following press conference,...
  • German-Americans - The silent minority

    10/06/2015 6:49:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Economist ^ | February 7, 2015
    America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it.KOHLER, WISCONSIN - ON A snow-covered bluff overlooking the Sheboygan river stands the Waelderhaus, a faithful reproduction of an Austrian chalet. It was built by the Kohler family of Wisconsin in the 1920s as a tribute to the homeland of their father, John Michael Kohler, who had immigrated to America in 1854 at the age of ten. John Michael moved to Sheboygan, married the daughter of another German immigrant, who owned the local foundry, and took over his father-in-law’s business. He transformed it from a maker of ploughshares...
  • Refugees confounded by Merkel’s decision to close German borders

    09/14/2015 10:07:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 14, 2015 | Patrick Kingsley
    Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, has cut a chequered figure this summer: scorned for taking Greece to the wall, and praised for welcoming large numbers of Syrians to Germany. But nowhere and at no time has she been more of an enigma than she was in Vienna’s central station on Monday where crowds of refugees struggled to reconcile how the same “Mama Merkel” had opened Germany’s borders one week, and closed them again barely eight days later – leaving those at the station stranded. “She said she will bring big boats from Turkey to rescue Syrians!” said Maria, a Syrian who...
  • German Bishop wants the Church to bless homosexual "unions" ~

    09/13/2015 4:24:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Toronto Catholic Witness ^ | September 13, 2015 | Barona
    Full Title: BREAKING: German Bishop wants the Church to bless homosexual "unions" ~ "...assist them with prayer and a private form of blessing..." "Another ideology of evil" St. Pope John Paul II: referring to "same-sex marriage" The German delegation to the Synod on the Family is now world famous for its support for the Homosexualist and Adulterist Parties; that is, churchmen who support homosexual activity (sadly it cannot be excluded that amongst this strident group would also be bishops and priests who are practicing homosexuality or being blackmailed; bishops who are being blackmailed for covering up child abuse must also...
  • Marx: Streamlining annulments 'sensible' but doesn't solve problems

    09/11/2015 2:54:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | September 10, 2015 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    The fact that Pope Francis has simplified annulment procedures is a "sensible" signal which the German bishops welcome, but it should not be seen as a step in anticipation of the coming Synod of Bishops on the family, said German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the president of the German bishops' conference, at a press conference Sept. 8 in Berlin. "It is a sensible signal but it does not solve the fundamental problems," Marx said. For many people who had maybe been married for 20 years, "annulment is a foreign word." Simplification of the annulment procedures is only a partial solution of...
  • Hamburg Archbishop: "People Live Together in Manifold Ways!"

    08/08/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/01/2015
    On Marriage and the Family : “We Have to See the Manifold Ways of How People Live Together” - Archbishop Heße Calls For More Realism in the Moral Teaching on Sexuality The Archbishop of Hamburg, Stefan Heße, has called upon his Church to have more realism with regard to the moral teaching on sexuality. “We have to look upon the manifold ways and forms of living in which people live, as they now exist,” said the 48-year old to the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger on Saturday. He, “of course,” also sees “same-sex couples entering the Metropolitan Cathedral of Hamburg, and nobody asking...
  • German Bishops have Prepared the Way for a De Facto Schism

    06/13/2015 10:10:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 10, 2015 | Marie Meaney
    The German bishops are offering us a new kind of Christianity despite their claim that no change is being proposed other than in pastoral approach and language. A new pastoral approach would be commendable if applied as Pope Francis intends, to accompany the broken, wounded and lost into the field hospital that is the Church. However, this is not the intention of the German bishops. It is easy to disguise a substantial change to the meaning of marriage by calling it simply a pastoral innovation. The recent confidential day of studies organized by Cardinal Marx, Bishops Markus Büchel and Georges...
  • Key cardinal the family synod: Nothing’s changing (Cath. teaching on Marriage stays Catholic)

    05/09/2015 4:17:12 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | May 8, 2015 | Inés San Martín
    A Hungarian cardinal set to play a key role in the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family suggested Thursday that no change will result from the summit, either on Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics or on broader matters such as contraception.Cardinal Péter Erdő said that talk of revisions on those fronts is the result of “a pressure with no foundation to change Church teaching.” Erdő was the relator — more or less the chairman — of last October’s synod, and will reprise his role this year. It’s an influential post, among other things giving him the chance...
  • Did (Western) Allied troops rape 285,000 German women? [tr ed]

    03/26/2015 8:34:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2015 | Guy Walters
    There was no doubt that Private Blake W. Mariano of the 191st Tank Battalion was a brave man. As part of the American Army's 45th Infantry Division, he had killed many Germans as he fought through Africa, Italy and southern France, before finally, in March 1945, he and his Sherman tank had crossed the Rhine into Germany. By April 15, 1945, Mariano had been away from his home in New Mexico for nearly three years. A father of three, the 29-year-old was divorced, although he did have a girlfriend in England.
  • Diocese of Sodom and Gomorra

    03/24/2015 4:54:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 57 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 24, 2015
    In an eight page document in preparation for the Synod on the Family the diocese of Essen, Germany, has asked the Vatican to elaborate a “Rite for the blessing of same-sex-couples”, to de facto abolish the indissolubility of marriage, to accept adultery and to allow artificial birth control. According to the document, blessing of practiced homosexuality would be a – quote – “sign of justice” and “non-discrimination”.
  • Singapore to cane and jail two Germans for vandalism (Singapore Tough Love Alert)

    03/05/2015 12:52:29 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/05/2015 | BBC News
    Two German men have been sentenced to three strokes of a cane and nine months in jail in Singapore for vandalism and trespassing. Andreas Von Knorre and Elton Hinz pleaded guilty to entering a train depot and spraying graffiti on a train. Singapore has strict laws on vandalism, and has caned and jailed foreigners in the past for the offence. These include a Swiss national in 2010 and US teenager Michael Fay whose 1994 caning sparked global controversy. Von Knorre, 22, and Hinz, 21, had flown into Singapore from Australia in November last year and vandalised a train during their...
  • ACHTUNG! As in Vatican II, the Germans seem to be Preparing a Coup for the Synod

    09/26/2014 4:15:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 17, 2014 | Matteo Matzuzzi via New Catholic
    ACHTUNG! As in Vatican II, the Germans seem to be Preparing a Coup for the Synod Other than Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, it seems that the Bishops of Germany are preparing a United German Front behind the ideas of Cardinal Kasper. So reported Matteo Matzuzzi for Il Foglio - Matzuzzi's title is indeed very "Lutheran"... The German Bishops have their “theses” ready to nail to the door of the Synod Matteo Matzuzzi Il Foglio September 17, 2014 The German Bishops are with Cardinal Walter Kasper on marriage and the family. The...
  • ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ Beer Pong Attracts Social Media Buzz, Criticized by Jewish Groups

    05/20/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 05-19-2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    A Twitter photo showing beer cups laid out beer pong style in the shape of a nazi swastika and a Jewish Star of David has recently garnered traction online and caused Jewish leaders to express concern. One user captioned the photo with a quote from Cape Coral High School students saying, “This is what we play at parties. Jews vs. Nazis.”
  • Ottoman Empire carried out the Genocide and the German side provided the ideological support

    10/26/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    Amenpress ^ | October 25, 2012
    The Ottoman Empire carried out the Genocide and the German side provided the ideological support. 25, 2012 The Germans could prevent the Genocide, as the Turkish army was in
  • Germans Are REALLY Worried About Inflation

    09/23/2012 2:14:31 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-23-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Germans Are REALLY Worried About Inflation Joe WeisenthalSeptember 23,2012Some fantastic perspective in a new article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about Draghi's bond plan, and it's potential to create inflation. This image shows the percent of Germans who are worried about various Despite the fact that it's in German, you can tell what's going on. 63% of Germans are worried about inflation. 52% fear natural disaster. 46% fear illness. 39% feat terrorism. 34% fear their kids get addicted to drugs. Bottom line: Germans are really worried about inflation.
  • Gov’t Archives Reveal Germans Turned Backs on Munich Victims

    08/29/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 8/29/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Germany did not even make a “minimal effort” to save the lives of 11 Israeli athletes massacred by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, according to Israeli government archives that were opened up after 40 years. The documents include statement by then-Mossad director Tzvi Zamir, who returned from Munich after the massacre and told Prime Minister Golda Meir and senior ministers of apathy and lack of professionalism displayed by German authorities. “They didn't make even a minimal effort to save lives, didn't take even a minimal risk to save people, neither theirs nor ours, Zamir said, adding that...
  • Queen to Unveil WWII Monument in London: Germans Grudgingly Accept Bomber Memorial

    06/25/2012 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 118 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 06/25/2012 | David Crossland in Berlin
    The planned unveiling in London of a memorial to the 55,573 Royal Air Force Bomber Command airmen killed in World War II has sparked muted criticism in Germany, where many regard the Allied air raids that destroyed entire cities and killed over 500,000 civilians as unjustified and criminal. Helma Orosz, the mayor of Dresden, which was devastated in an Allied attack in February 1945, criticized the plans for the monument when they first became public in 2010, and spoke to London Mayor Boris Johnson about it. "The planned memorial triggered astonishment in Dresden and was judged critically by us in...
  • Germany rebuffs Obama's advice on euro crisis

    06/25/2012 10:11:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | June 25, 2012 | Staff
    Germany's finance minister is rejecting U.S. President Barack Obama's calls on Europe to move faster in fighting its debt crisis, telling him to get the American deficit under control instead. Wolfgang Schaeuble told public broadcaster ZDF in an interview late Sunday that "people are always very quick at giving others advice." He says: "Mr. Obama should first of all take care of reducing the American deficit, which is higher than in the eurozone."
  • Shark Bites German Woman In Vero Beach

    05/09/2012 9:16:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Karen Franklin
    The woman was standing in the water in Vero Beach when the shark bit her thighA woman visiting Florida from Germany was bitten by a shark in Vero Beach Wednesday while she was standing in waist-deep water, TCpalm reported. Karin Ulrike Stei, 47, was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. She sustained a 12-inch laceration to her left thigh that left her bone visible, according to authorities. Police said Stei was in the water with her friend Brigitte Schmid about 25 yards offshore when the shark attacked the vacationer....
  • 70th Anniversary of the German Occupation of Serbia and the Kragujevac Massacre October 2011

    10/22/2011 9:34:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 2011 | Carl K. Savich
    Kragujevac Memorial Park Introduction by Nebojsa MalicIn March 1941, the Yugoslav government signed a cooperation treaty with Nazi Germany, under threat of invasion. Two days later, it was toppled in a coup. Outraged, Hitler swore to "wipe Yugoslavia off the map," and delayed the planned invasion of the USSR for a stopover in the Balkans. By all military criteria, "Operation Punishment" was a cakewalk, wiping out resistance in seven days. Many willing collaborators eagerly helped the Nazis dismember the dysfunctional state. But within two months, not one but two resistance movements had sprung up, challenging the occupation, albeit in different...
  • Dashed Hopes: How 0bama Disappointed the World (NOT THE FUHRER THE GERMANS WERE LOOKING FOR)

    08/14/2011 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 29 replies
    Der Speigel ^ | 8/09/2011 | Marc Hujer
    dpaAs America's first black president, Barack Obama electrified an entire nation. But now that the nation is in crisis, he seems unable to connect with the people. He wanted to change America and restore its reputation in the world. But now his opponents are dictating the country's political course.
  • Colorado to end Medicaid coverage of circumcision

    06/23/2011 12:35:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 6/23/11
    Colorado will end coverage for routine circumcisions under Medicaid next month, adding to what's become a national debate over the once widely-accepted procedure. The change will take effect July 1. Lawmakers agreed to end funding as part of a package of cuts to balance the budget.
  • Woman sets fire to man in mosque

    05/30/2011 9:15:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    The Local/DAPD ^ | 29 May 11
    A Turkish woman set fire to a man in a mosque in southern Germany on Saturday. She says she acted out of revenge after the man raped her. The 36-year-old poured petrol over the 38-year-old man in a mosque in the city of Reutlingen, in Baden-Württemberg, before setting him alight. The woman was taken into custody on Sunday, on charges of attempted murder, according to the state prosecutors office and the police. ... On Saturday afternoon, according to the police, the woman’s husband and the later victim got into a fight in a room in the mosque. People attending the...
  • Angela Merkel hit with criminal complaint for being “glad” OBL is dead (Some Germans are nuts)

    05/06/2011 8:37:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2011 | Bruce McQuain
    The world is officially nuts. I’m not sure how else you classify what follows. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany recently remarked on the death of mass murderer Osama bin Laden saying was “glad” he’d been killed. That prompted the following from a German judge: But Hamburg judge Heinz Uthmann went even further. He alleges that the chancellor’s statement was nothing short of illegal, and filed a criminal complaint against Merkel midweek, the daily Hamburger Morgenpost reported Friday.“I am a law-abiding citizen and as a judge, sworn to justice and law,” the 54-year-old told the paper, adding that Merkel’s words were...
  • German-designed house makes enough power to charge an electric car

    12/14/2010 7:45:26 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 36 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12/14/10 | Andrew Michler
    Saw this article today from a link a friend sent me. He thought it was cool. Apparently, the University of Stuttgart has designed a house that generates enough power that you can charge your electric vehicle without plugging into the power grid.
  • German Prosecutors File Terror Charges Against 8

    10/20/2010 1:48:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    (AP) via CBS ^ | October 19, 2010
    SNIPPET: "Four of them - German citizens identified only as Tarek Alexander H., Daniel P., Renee Marc S. and Jonas T. - face charges of supporting al-Qaida, al-Qaida in Iraq and Ansar al-Islam, and membership in a criminal organization. Another four face those charges and additionally are accused of trying to recruit members or supporters for al-Qaida or al-Qaida in Iraq. In keeping with German privacy rules, they were identified only as Harun Can A., Salim Mohammed A. and Vivian S., all German citizens; and Emin T., a Turkish national. The key figure in the founding and organization of the...
  • German Militants Killed In Pakistan Missile Strike (Got 'em)

    10/04/2010 12:10:00 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 39 replies
    ISLAMABAD (Oct. 4) -- A U.S. missile killed five German militants taking shelter in a house in northwest Pakistan on Monday, intelligence officials said. The attack hit a house in North Waziristan. That region has been named as the source of a European terror plot that has prompted American authorities to issue a travel advisory. One or more German citizens are reported to be linked to the plot.
  • German study claims devout Islamic youth more violence-prone (Paging Capt. Obvious)

    06/10/2010 4:04:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies · 498+ views
    Berlin - The more devout a young Muslim male in Germany is, the more likely he is to resort to violence, according to a federally financed study seen Saturday by the German Press Agency dpa. The study, based on interviews with 45,000 boys and girls aged 14 to 16, also concluded that male supremacist views and a preference for violent videos and computer games link closely with mosque attendance among the young. It compared Christians and Muslims.
  • Soviet commander admits USSR came close to defeat by Nazis (banned Zhukov interview aired)

    05/05/2010 7:01:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 102 replies · 2,147+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05/05/10
    Soviet commander admits USSR came close to defeat by Nazis An interview in which a Soviet commander admitted how close Moscow came to defeat by Germany during the Second World War has been broadcast in Russia for the first time. Published: 11:58AM BST 05 May 2010 The Soviet Union nearly lost the war in 1941 and suffered from poor planning, according to Marshal Georgy Zhukov in the frank television interview that has been banned since it was recorded in 1966. Zhukov, the most decorated general in the history of both Russia and the Soviet Union, admitted that Soviet generals were...
  • Granted Political Asylum to Learn at Home

    03/01/2010 2:43:15 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 386+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2010 | Campbell Robertson
    MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — On a quiet street in this little town [...] lives a family of refugees who were granted asylum in the United States because they feared persecution in their home country. [...] The parents, Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, want to home-school their five children, ranging in age from 2 to 12, a practice illegal in their native land, Germany. Among European countries, Germany is nearly alone in requiring, and enforcing, attendance of children at an officially recognized school. The school can be private or religious, but it must be a school. Exceptions can be made [only] for health...
  • Angry boss radio ad ruled "offensive to Germans"

    01/21/2010 7:55:30 AM PST · by Emile · 10 replies · 466+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | Stephen Addison
    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's advertising watchdog has banned a radio ad featuring a man speaking loudly in German and which asked: "Is your boss a bit of a tyrant?" Thirteen listeners complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), saying it used an outdated stereotype. The advert for the Reed Online recruitment agency featured a man speaking to his boss who responded angrily and loudly in German.
  • Germans Unhappy with Alternative Swine Flu Vaccine for Politicians

    10/28/2009 5:27:33 AM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 7 replies · 842+ views
    The Natural Family BLOG ^ | October 28th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch
    You Tube Video: Germany begins controversial swine flu vaccinationSpiegel: Germans Unhappy with Alternative Swine Flu Vaccine for Politicians "Damage control is the name of the game in Berlin on Monday as politicians rush to deny that they are receiving a better, safer swine flu vaccine than ordinary Germans. The first of 50 million doses arrived in Germany on Monday. One might think that the arrival in Germany of the first of 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine on Monday might be cause for celebration. But with news breaking over the weekend that top government officials in Berlin will be...
  • Germans Unhappy with Alternative Swine Flu Vaccine for Politicians

    10/19/2009 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 36 replies · 1,560+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | 10/19/2009
    Damage control is the name of the game in Berlin on Monday as politicians rush to deny that they are receiving a better, safer swine flu vaccine than ordinary Germans. The first of 50 million doses arrived in Germany on Monday. But with news breaking over the weekend that top government officials in Berlin will be injected with an alternative vaccine -- one widely seen as safer -- a debate about an alleged two-class medical system has erupted. The controversy centers on an additive included in the vaccine manufactured by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The additive includes an inactive strain of...
  • Russians snatch 'worst tourists' crown from Germans... even hiding sunloungers in their ROOMS

    08/28/2009 5:58:08 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 1,336+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 28, 2009
    For years the Germans have been the undisputed champions of holiday rudeness. But it seems their long reign has at last come to an end. The Russians are now considered the most unpleasant holidaymakers in the world, a survey revealed yesterday. They won first place thanks to their appalling taste in fashion, terrible table manners, and – worst of all – habit of hiding sunloungers in their rooms overnight to ensure a spot at the pool. Those who holidayed in Spain, France, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Portugal took a dislike to Russians, claiming they: * Took hotel sunloungers...
  • Aide: Netanyahu told German FM West Bank can't be 'Judenrein` (Wow)

    07/09/2009 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 42 replies · 1,516+ views
    ha'aretz ^ | 20:24 09/07/2009 | Reuters
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the Nazi term 'Judenrein' in a recent meeting with the German foreign minister to condemn the Palestinian demand that West Bank settlements be removed, a confidant of the premier has said. "Judea and Samaria cannot be Judenrein," the confidant quoted the prime minister as telling Frank-Walter Steinmeier earlier this week. Asked how Germany's top diplomat responded to hearing the term used by the Nazis to refer to areas "cleansed of Jews", the confidant said, "What could he do? He basically just nodded." According to the confidant, Netanyahu had encouraged cabinet colleagues to deploy the term...
  • Alternative Encryption Technologies of WWII

    07/08/2009 3:52:05 AM PDT · by Osnome · 53 replies · 1,784+ views
    poster | 7-8-09 | poster
    So many technologies of Code Encrption were used and could have been used in WW2 by both sides. David Kahn in his book THE CODEBREAKERS stated why did not the Germans, some of whom relaized that their Enigma Code Machine was far from infallible, did not adopt new dissimilar machines. Well his(Kahn's) answer was:"they did they not have another machine" That is far from true. The above are alternatives to Enigma: The Hitler-Muhle(Mill). Mill is German slang for 'typewriter'.
  • Siemens Helps Iran Spy on Dissidents

    06/23/2009 9:40:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/23/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    The Wall Street Journal reports on the German firm's shady dealings with the Iranian regime, which included helping the country develop "one of the world's most sophisticated mechanisms for controlling and censoring the Internet, allowing it to examine the content of individual online communications on a massive scale." This story was even more shocking the first time I read it in the Washington Times.
  • Moaning German soldiers an 'embarrassment' say chiefs

    06/16/2009 1:09:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 975+ views
    Telgraph UK ^ | 6/16/09 | Allan Hall
    German soldiers are softies who lack discipline, hate responsibility and show an inadequate desire to serve their country, according to the army's chief inspector. General Wolfgang Schneiderhahn, the general inspector of the Bundeswehr, told the German parliament that depite their positive contribution in Afghanistan, complaints from troops about their conditions were an "embarrassment". "We have given a good account of ourselves in Afghanistan, but we cannot guarantee an all-round feel-good feeling for soldiers," said the general, before going on to detail the less dignified side of the country's armed forces.
  • The Kragujevac Massacre

    03/18/2009 6:27:09 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies · 1,150+ views
    Pogledi ^ | 2003 | Carl K. Savich
    Note from Ravnagora: Since there have been numerous discussions about "Nazis and Serbs" and "Tito and Mihailovich" on FR, this piece by Carl Savich on the Kragujevac Massacre during WWII goes a long way in shedding light on these issues. IntroductionIn the summer of 1941, Serbian guerrillas launched an uprising in central Serbia against the German occupation. The Serbian uprising spread and increased in intensity threatening the German military occupation of Serbia and endangering the German southern flank in Europe. The Serbian uprising came at the time of the German invasion of the USSR. Adolf Hitler immediately perceived the danger...
  • Krauts are Koo Koo for Bam Bam Puffs!!!

    02/27/2009 6:45:26 AM PST · by · 48 replies · 675+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 2/27/09 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: Did anyone catch the parade in Germany with a GIANT-sized Obama Angel float??? They idolize this guy so much is it bordering on Creepy... In the parade, the Germans decided to "salute" America's new President that has done nothing other than write checks and promise every Harry Hard Luck and Sally Sob Story a Prime-Rib in every pot with a side of mortgage payments and free health-care for dessert... If you did not catch the parade, here is the, more than weird, pic:
  • Photos Found Of Unknown Family

    02/22/2009 6:09:44 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 113 replies · 4,775+ views
    Flickr ^ | 02/22/2009 | *Kid*Doc*One*
    I found the negatives for these pictures in a box of darkroom items at a garage sale 15 years ago. I have been haunted by them ever since. I have scoured these pictures looking for clues as to the identity of this family. Now I will ask my Flickr friends to help Seems nobody really knows.
  • Two German nationals and a German company indicted for conspiring to export U.S. origin...

    02/07/2009 10:50:11 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,225+ views - News Release ^ | February 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: February 5, 2009 Two German nationals and a German company indicted for conspiring to export U.S. origin goods to Iran BOSTON - Two nationals of the Federal Republic of Germany and a German company were charged today in U.S. District Court with conspiring to unlawfully procure from the United States, and export to the Islamic Republic of Iran, 26 pump parts, worth more than $200,000, for use in centrifugal sulphuric acid pumps and sulphur pumps, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the Iranian Transaction Regulations and the Smuggling Statute....
  • Germany threatened in 'al-Queda' video

    01/17/2009 11:24:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 712+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/18/2008
    Germany has been threatened with attacks for its presence in Afghanistan in a video released yesterday by the US centre for surveillance of Islamist sites (SITE). In the 30 minute Video message, a man calling himself Abu Talha Al-Alamani and presumed to be a member of al Queda says the Germans are "gullible and naive" if they thought they could "escape unscathed when they are the third occupation force in Afghanistan." The man, whose face is hidden by a black turban in the video, adds: "Letting me blow myself up in the name of Allah has been my wish since...
  • 1,800 Germans dug up from 1945 mass grave in Poland

    01/08/2009 6:38:39 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 67 replies · 1,484+ views
    WARSAW - The remains of 1,800 German civilians who perished in 1945, towards the end of the World War II, have been exhumed from a mass grave in Malbork, northern Poland, officials said Wednesday.