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  • “Something is Seething in Germany”

    09/22/2017 8:09:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 22 Sep, 2017 | b
    The news report below shows the polarization in the crowd at a recent campaign rally for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. A note from the translator: That last sentence is very cryptic. I do not know what they mean. Do they mean to say that most who will vote in Berlin, will vote for others such as AfD? There’s no explanation for this, and comments are disabled on the original video.
  • How a rise in sex crimes in Bavaria has opened a debate about women’s rights

    09/20/2017 9:44:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 20 September 2017 12:08 CEST+02:00
    Last Wednesday the Bavarian interior ministry released statistics that made for sobering reading. In the first half of 2017 some 685 sex crimes were recorded in Bavaria, a rise of 48 percent on the same period in 2016. Of these crimes, 126 had suspects who had arrived in Germany as asylum seekers. The figures showed that sex crimes with asylum seekers as suspects jumped by 91 percent in a year. While the large majority (71 percent) of suspects were Germans, people who had come to the country seeking asylum made up 11 percent of all suspects, a figure disproportionate to...
  • Germany’s 'First Wild Bison in 250 Years’ Shot by Authorities

    09/19/2017 11:50:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 September 2017 | Lucinda Watts
    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on Friday that it is filing charges against an official in eastern Germany who ordered hunters to shoot a bison he claimed was a danger to the public. The conservationists say it was the first wild bison seen in Germany in two and a half centuries. "Giving permission to shoot a strongly protected animal without a clear potential threat is a criminal offence,” Chris Heinrich, a WWF board member said in a statement which explained why they decided to file charges against the head of a public order office in Brandenburg. “After more than...
  • Germany: Four Asylum Seekers Arrested After 56-Year-Old is Gang Raped

    09/15/2017 11:16:04 AM PDT · by davikkm · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Four asylum seekers have been arrested by police in Dessau, Germany after being suspected of gang raping a 56-year-old woman on the grounds of a former vocational school last month. The attack occurred last month on August 16th, according to the victim, who said she was assaulted by four men she described as having a dark skin colour. This week police arrested four men between the ages of 18 and 21, all from Eritrea, in the German regions of in Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Wurttemberg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Mittledeutsche Zeitung reports. Though police have confirmed that all the asylum seekers have been arrested and...
  • Two Afghans Arrested for Raping 16-Year-Old on German City Street

    09/19/2017 6:56:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 19, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Two Afghan asylum seekers were arrested for the brutal rape, and a third for attempted rape, of a 16-year-old girl in the Bavarian town of Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn just south of Munich. The pair of asylum seekers, aged 27 and 17, are said to have met the girl on Friday night along with others who gathered in front of a local asylum shelter. The pair, along with an 18-year-old Afghan male, walked the girl to a nearby train station where the 27-year-old and 17-year-old took turns raping her, Der Spiegel reports. The 18-year-old Afghan asylum seeker also attempted to rape the girl...
  • German girl, 16, who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty Iraqi PM warns <Tr>

    09/18/2017 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/18/2017 | Julian Robinson
    A German teenager who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty, Iraq's Prime Minister has warned. Linda Wenzel was dragged from the rubble in Mosul as Iraqi forces liberated the city in July and is now being held in Baghdad where her fate rests in the hands of the country's court system. The 16-year-old, who left her home in Pulsnitz, eastern Germany, last year to join the terror group, is desperate to return to Europe amid fears she could spend years in jail. But Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has now said Iraq's judiciary will decide...
  • Foreigners cast symbolic ballots in new initiative to give voting rights to all [Germany]

    09/18/2017 9:47:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 18 September 2017 16:47 CEST+02:00 | Shelley Pascual
    Over the past week, 20 polling stations set up in central Berlin invited non-German citizens to cast a symbolic general election vote. Why is the right to vote important for these residents? The Local found out. “I find it bad that I’m not able to vote,” Ania Seroka explained after she slipped her symbolic ballot into the box with her young son by her side. In spite of having lived in Germany for ten years, Polish citizen Ania Seroka will not have a say in the country’s federal election less than a week away. But the social worker considers her...
  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • Cleaning lady takes anger out on Merkel over meager pension

    09/15/2017 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 15 September 2017 16:09 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    During a meet-the-voter TV show on Thursday night, a cleaning lady asked Chancellor Angela Merkel a question that raised the issue of old-age poverty — leaving her struggling to come up with an answer. “In Austria, there is a citizens’ insurance scheme. Everyone pays into it,” Petra Vogel told the Chancellor on a live show on public broadcaster ZDF on Thursday. Vogel, a cleaner in a hospital in Bochum and trade unionist, went on to explain that if Germany had this too, she would not have to live in poverty as a pensioner. After more than 40 years of work,...
  • Germany's 'deadliest company' pledges to stop selling guns to crisis regions [H&K]

    09/12/2017 10:46:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 8, 2017 | Ben Knight
    Heckler & Koch, the German weapons manufacturer whose guns are estimated to have killed more than 2 million people since the company was founded in 1949, has quietly adopted the most ethical sales policy of any gunmaker in the world. The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries. [Emphasis Mine]
  • Teen with Down Syndrome puts Merkel on spot over late abortions

    09/12/2017 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies ^ | 12 September 2017 11:57 CEST+02:00
    During a meet-the-voter TV show on Monday night, an 18-year-old from Cologne asked Chancellor Angela Merkel a question on late abortion that hit on a sensitive ethical debate. “Mrs. Merkel, you are a politician. You make laws. I’m an editor at a magazine for people like me who have Down Syndrome,” Cologne-native Natalie Dedreux told the Chancellor on a live show on public broadcaster ARD. “Nine out of ten babies with Down Syndrome in Germany aren’t born,” she continued. “A baby with Down Syndrome can be aborted days before the birth, in what is called ‘late stage abortion.’ My colleagues...
  • A taste of Bavaria Oktoberfest launches the community into old-world traditions

    09/11/2017 6:15:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Oompah-pah bands, brats and beer gave Sierra Vista a taste of Bavaria Friday and Saturday during the 22nd annual Oktoberfest. As the Sierra Vista Community Band filled the beer garden with such festive German favorites as the Chicken Dance, Beer Barrell Polka, Happy Wanderer and Hamburger Waltz on Friday, parents and youngsters danced along. Manuel Garcia and his 7-year-old granddaughter were particularly fond of the Chicken Dance. “I lived in Heidelberg for three years and really enjoyed Oktoberfest celebrations while I was there,” he said. “I’m sure my Chicken Dance could use a little work, but my...
  • Merkel calls out haters, as boos and whistles greet her once again on campaign trail

    09/08/2017 11:25:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 7 September 2017 10:24 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    When the German Chancellor was confronted by whistles and catcalls during an election event in east German town of Torgau on Wednesday, she attempted to turn the boos to her advantage. People in other countries “would be delighted if they could demonstrate in this way,” Angela Merkel said, as more than 100 far-right protests attempted to drown out her speech with boos, whistles and cries of “traitor.” “That’s why we should be happy that we have democracy in Germany and that we can vote freely. Other people can only dream of that,” the Chancellor said, according to Die Welt. Then,...
  • German job centers discriminate against people with foreign-sounding names: study

    09/08/2017 4:22:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 8 September 2017 17:00 CEST+02:00
    When dealing with inquiries, employees at job centers in Germany tend to discriminate against people with names that sound foreign, according to a report released on Friday. Researchers from the Social Science Research Center in Berlin (WBZ) sent 408 emails to job centers inquiring about the documents necessary for unemployment benefit Hartz IV applications. The fictitious emails were sent in 2014 and 2015 from imaginary people with six German, Turkish and Romanian-sounding names. The emails varied in terms of profession, gender and writing style. While the authorities answered all of the emails regardless of name, the findings of the report...
  • Is Germany's migrant crisis over? One city put to the test

    09/08/2017 11:23:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | 8 September 2017 | Bruno Boelpaep
    "Oberhausen is my home now," says Khaled Kohestani. "A lot of things have happened since I arrived here two years ago."
  • Is Moscow Planning Something? Germany Prepares for Possible Russian Election Meddling

    09/07/2017 9:05:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 07, 2017 03:07 PM | Fabian Reinbold
    In recent weeks, officials inside Germany’s security agencies have been fondly circulating an article from the website of Foreign Policy magazine that was published on Aug. 3 with the headline, “Russian Hackers Can’t Beat German Democracy.” The article speculates about what Russia could do to disrupt the German federal election, which takes place on Sept. 24, and argues that the Russians will certainly attempt to interfere. Notably, though, the magazine concludes that the Kremlin is unlikely to succeed. Germany, the article argues, is excellently prepared for dealing with any attack because politicians and voters alike have been sensitized to the...
  • So far no contact: Arrested two Germans in Turkey

    09/01/2017 7:08:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Zwei Deutsche in Tuerkei ^ | 9-1-17 | none stated
    At the airport of Antalya, the Turkish authorities arrest two German citizens. The action is due to "political accusations". The Foreign Ministry seeks to make contact with the detainees. In Turkey, two more Germans are arrested according to the Federal Government. The action on Thursday, "political accusations", are reason apparently said a spokeswoman for the Foreign Office in Berlin. Therefore, there was still no direct contact to the arrested. The Consulate in Izmir was informed by non-governmental bodies about the arrest of the two, she said. The airport police confirmed the arrest on request of the Consulate in Antalya. Been...
  • 'NO CASH!' Merkel's lawyers say Germany can REJECT Polish claim for WW2 reparations

    09/01/2017 2:23:12 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies ^ | September 1, 2017 | Staff
    GERMAN lawyers have concluded that there is no basis to Poland’s demands for billions of pounds in reparations to cover damage done to the country during World War Two, it was reported today. A legal team at the Bundestag scoured through an agreement signed by the two countries back in 1990, called the Two Plus Four Treaty, which paved the way for the reunification of East and West Germany. They came to the conclusion that the wording of the legal document specifically “blocks any reparation demands against Germany to the present day," according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
  • Pay gap also affects gay men in Germany, study reveals [barf]

    08/31/2017 3:56:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 31 August 2017 10:41 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Gay men earn significantly less per hour in Germany than straight men, despite the fact that they tend to be better educated, a new study on the “sexuality pay gap” shows. The study by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), which was released on Thursday in Berlin, shows that gay men earn on average €2.14 per hour less than heterosexual men, who earn on average €18. When factors such as age, education and the industry the individual is active in are taken into account, the gap increases, with gay men earning €2.64 less. The data also showed that lesbian...
  • In German election, third is the new first

    08/30/2017 8:12:08 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/17 | Matthew Karnitschnig
    With less than a month to go in Germany’s election campaign, third place has become the most sought-after prize.