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Re: German Political News: Looney Greens will probably win next election (Latest Poll

the leftists are done.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/...738934,00.html

The Rise and Fall of Germany's Left Party

but now that merkel is claiming the ongoing economic boom as well, the free democrats seem even more useless than they used to back in 2010. good bye, guido. time to resign.
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What do you expect when you honor communists. How many government failures, famines and mass murders are necessary before people catch on that communism sucks the big one?

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http://www.spiegel.de/international/...740524,00.html

Germany's Integration Provocateur Goes English

sarrazin sounds astonishingly stupid in german - but apparently he managed to sound even more ridiculous in english. has anybody seen this?
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Why Germany said no to Nuclear Power

Always knew Merkel was weak but now a hypocrite too.

Another reminder of how retarded German politics is. The economy is booming for fuck's sake. Why put the irrational Greens in charge now?
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I hope bilbo reads the second last paragraph.

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I hope bilbo reads the second last paragraph.
Germany is one of the most admirable countries in the world, but Germans, like other nationalities, are not immune to irrational attitudes. Decent Germans have reason to worry about the fact that, according to a recent poll, nearly half of their compatriots express anti-Semitic opinions, such as that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against Palestinians, or that "Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era".


What a huge load of BS. Neither opinion is antisemitic.

The first one is an opinion on the policies of the State of Israel, it might be wrong or right but antisemitic it certainly isn't.

The second one is quite spot on, I'd only add "Some very important" at the begining.
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What a huge load of BS. Neither opinion is antisemitic.

The first one is an opinion on the policies of the State of Israel, it might be wrong or right but antisemitic it certainly isn't.
That is literally correct. But often there is an underlying meaning. In conversation that starts out all about Israelis, eventually the word "Jew'' often creeps in.

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Yes yes but what about the cucumbers?

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Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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If all German politicians were like that stupid cow the Hamburg health ministress... mein Gott!
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Germany is one of the most admirable countries in the world, but Germans, like other nationalities, are not immune to irrational attitudes. Decent Germans have reason to worry about the fact that, according to a recent poll, nearly half of their compatriots express anti-Semitic opinions, such as that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against Palestinians, or that "Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era".


What a huge load of BS. Neither opinion is antisemitic.

The first one is an opinion on the policies of the State of Israel, it might be wrong or right but antisemitic it certainly isn't.

The second one is quite spot on, I'd only add "Some very important" at the begining.
Agreed.

The Daily Telegraph has tended to be sympathetic to Israel particularly in the Conrad Black days and has tended to show an Israeli bias and be extra sensitive to that issue. I think you would find the same results in most Western European countries and stronger feelings about Israel in most of Eastern Europe.

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Why Germany said no to Nuclear Power

Always knew Merkel was weak but now a hypocrite too.

Another reminder of how retarded German politics is. The economy is booming for fuck's sake. Why put the irrational Greens in charge now?
Nuclear power accidents do tend to scare people and the media do seem to certainly know how to magnify and exaggerate the danger to the public. The share price of major nuclear plant producers in France were badly hit as soon as the issue of the leakages in Japan became a media issue as a global reaction against nuclear power was anticipated. The fact that most reactors in non earthquake zones are safe was ignored as a media story.

Overall a full cost evaluation of nuclear power has not indicated that it is significantly cheaper than other power sources owing to costs of dealing with waste material and the costs need to run and maintain a safe power plant not to mention decommissioning. Nuclear fusion offers much better options if they can get it to work.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 19 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 26 Master Series.
Nadal 15 GS, 30 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
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Nuclear power accidents do tend to scare people and the media do seem to certainly know how to magnify and exaggerate the danger to the public. The share price of major nuclear plant producers in France were badly hit as soon as the issue of the leakages in Japan became a media issue as a global reaction against nuclear power was anticipated. The fact that most reactors in non earthquake zones are safe was ignored as a media story.

Overall a full cost evaluation of nuclear power has not indicated that it is significantly cheaper than other power sources owing to costs of dealing with waste material and the costs need to run and maintain a safe power plant not to mention decommissioning. Nuclear fusion offers much better options if they can get it to work.
For sure Japan was a political victory for the Greens but their anti-nuclear campaign had already been successful long before the incident. It was a great "I told you so" opportunity but polls were already heavily in their favor start of this year. The difference it really made was to give Merkel an excuse to "change her mind" and portray herself as a responsive leader.

The whole energy debate is interesting and I agree nuclear is no clear solution. Coal, gas and even wind are more profitable but then there's the issue of cleanliness, carbon emissions and ugly turbines cluttering the landscape. Typical politics, the Greens criticize the government's energy policy but have no clear or feasible strategies of their own (short of turning all the lights out).
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time to revive the thread...

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/17/wo...dal/index.html

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I don't think it's a big deal but, yea, doesn't help Merkel.

Speaking of which, have you seen the latest polls? FDP...

They've almost disappeared off the face of the planet.
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i guess the thing is that they don't have any decent public figure anymore. westerwelle burned out during the first six months, rösler seems like an amateur among pros to some extent and lindner didn't cut it either. they've basically run out of people the voters might like.

plus the way merkel goes about politics makes smaller parties look obsolete. she's developed a bizarre way of managing all the different processes in berlin (and even brussels). no harsh words, no knock-out punches, no bitchfights, no nothing - but the tenacious stamina of a british bulldog. her pale looks make everyone else look even paler (more pale? dunno) in her company, plain weird.

*edit: case in point: this is the second (!) president that resigned on her watch within two years (!) - virtually unheard of until köhler decided to leave office. yet believe you me: this will go unnoticed in the polls. stellar performance in the last 24 months.
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