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  • These are the hardest-to-spell words in the English language

    05/21/2019 5:02:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 May 2019 | Mallory Hughes
    (CNN) Bondieuserie. Bewusstseinslage. Ayacahuite. Most of us wouldn't even know how to pronounce those words, let alone spell them. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a week away and it is sure to be filled with a plethora of problematic words. An international team of linguists from the language-learning app Babbel partnered with Merriam-Webster to analyze a decade's worth of words and find out what knocked out Bee contestants in the final round. Bondieuserie [bohn-dyooz-ree]: banal and often shoddy religious art (almost all religious art) Zenaida [zen-eye-da]: any bird of a genus of tropical American pigeons (know of some Mexican...
  • German fortification, Normandy, World War II (photo)

    05/16/2019 10:58:29 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 72 replies
    imgur.com ^ | 5/15/19 | Imgur username nallex
    German fortification, Normandy, World War II.    
  • What if America Had Been Conquered By The Germans in WWII?

    04/10/2019 6:05:12 AM PDT · by vannrox · 91 replies
    War History Online ^ | 8APR19 | Christian Oord
    What if America Had Been Conquered By The Germans in WWII? INSTANT ARTICLESWORLD WAR IIApr 8, 2019 Christian Oord   Photo: © Russell Cobb 2018 SHARE:FacebookTwitter Had the Führer’s strategic vision gone according to plan, the Third Reich would have reached its full military might in 1948.On June 22, 1941, Operation Barbarossa had begun. The military successes achieved in the following weeks and months proved astounding. More than three million German soldiers and over 600,000 other Axis soldiers participated in what was then the biggest military offensive in history––the Soviet Union was on the cusp of collapse.At the beginning of...
  • Germany: Turkish-Muslim Appointed Second-In-Command of Domestic Intelligence

    11/22/2018 9:57:35 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    Sinan Selen, a 46-year-old Istanbul-born counter-terrorism expert, will be the first Muslim to fill a top leadership position within Germany's intelligence community. Throughout his government career, Selen has been resolute in confronting Islamic fundamentalists in Germany. He also led efforts at the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) to monitor the Turkish nationalist Milli Görüs, an influential Islamist movement strongly opposed to Muslim integration into European society. The leadership changes at the BfV were spurred by a cellphone video that purportedly showed right-wing mobs attacking migrants over the murder of a German citizen in Chemnitz by...
  • Vibrant Diversity: German Beaten to Death by Turk Immigrant Because “He was in the way”

    10/15/2018 4:34:15 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    No, seriously, this story is real and it goes like this: a peaceful and nature-loving 28 year old Turkish immigrant was cycling in Hanover (a city in Germany), minding his own business, when a hate filled 40 year old German crossed his way. Basically, the German neon-nazi tried to cross the street in a hateful manner, thus obstructing the peaceful martial-arts expert and amateur cyclist. This incident understandably made the Turkish gentleman very angry. What followed was inevitable, like death and taxes: the cyclist dismounted his bike and beat the pedestrian to death. Literally. Actually, the pedestrian died in the...
  • Nazi death camp guard arrested by ICE, deported to Germany: Authorities

    08/21/2018 8:16:21 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 60 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | August 21, 2018 | TARA PALMERI
    A man who authorities believe is the last known Nazi collaborator living in the U.S. has been arrested and deported to Germany.At the order of President Donald Trump, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents removed 95-year-old Jakiw Palij from his Queens, New York, home on Monday. Justice Department officials say Palij served as an armed guard at a death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland and later lied to American immigration officials about his role in those atrocities when he entered the U.S. after the war. ABC News was there when Palij was removed by wheelchair from his home on Monday, but he...
  • German and Polish cyclists feared dead in Mexico

    05/06/2018 5:40:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    Two cyclists, one German and one Polish, are feared dead in Mexico after authorities found a body in a ravine and other signs they may have plunged off a cliff, investigators said on Friday.The two men -- Holger Hagenbusch of Germany and Krzysztof Chmielewski of Poland -- had been traveling the world by bicycle, but were reported missing in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. Investigators believe they may have lost control on a treacherous road between the towns of San Cristobal and Ocosingo and tumbled into the ravine, said local prosecutor Arturo Lievano. "It's a very accident-prone area,"...
  • Trump - Russia Collusion in German

    03/20/2018 2:55:05 PM PDT · by Auslander154 · 14 replies
    I found this great summary of the Russian Collusion story written in German at www.theepochtimes.de https://www.epochtimes.de/politik/welt/fisa-und-numes-memos-wie-hochrangige-obama-beauftragte-gegen-trump-agierten-a2338538.html It would be a great reference to send to any German speaking friends you have. Our German friends most likely do not get this kind of summation in Das Bild or Der Spiegel. I have tried to decipher it into English so that you have an idea of what you are sending. It is interesting that the German version goes into fuller detail than the English rendition on The Epoch Times. They even had a bit of fun with Obama talking about him discovering...
  • German interior minister declares 'Islam does not belong' in the country

    03/17/2018 2:30:27 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 3/16/18 | Justin Huggler
    Angela Merkel’s new government got off to a rocky start on Friday as the chancellor and her interior minister clashed publicly over the role of Islam in Germany society. Horst Seehofer, who became interior minister this week under a coalition deal, used his first interview since taking office to declare “Islam does not belong in Germany”. Mrs Merkel lost no time in slapping down the minister, telling a press conference: “Muslims are also part of Germany, and so their religion is just as much a part of Germany”. Mr Seehofer’s controversial remarks echoed last year’s election slogans from the nationalist...
  • Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in Illinois race for Congress

    02/04/2018 7:29:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 02-04-2018 | Frank Main
    Arthur Jones — an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist — is poised to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat representing parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs. “Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany. All right. To me the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket,” Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times. Indeed, Jones’ website for his latest congressional run includes a section titled “The ‘Holocaust Racket’” where he calls the genocide carried out by the German Nazi regime and collaborators in other nations “the...
  • Not Profane, it's Profound.

    01/28/2018 10:03:37 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    email from a friend | 01/28/2018 | unknown
    The 'F' Word When is " @#$% " or " @#$%ing " Acceptable? There are only 11 times in history where the "F" word has been considered acceptable for use. They are as follows in ASCENDING order.... 11. "What the @#$% do you mean, we are sinking? ~ Capt. E.J. Smith of RMS Titanic, 1912. 10. "What the @#$% was that?" ~ Mayor Of Hiroshima, 1945 9. "Where did all those @#$%ing Indians come from?" ~ George Custer, 1877 8. "Any @#$%ing idiot could understand that." ~ Albert Einstein, 1938. 7. "It does so @#$%ing look like her!" ~ Picasso,...
  • Democrats ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union address

    01/15/2018 10:31:23 AM PST · by familyop · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty, Adam Shaw
    Wilson joins Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., in boycotting the event..."Rather than listening to another destructive, divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year’s annual address to Congress," Blumenauer said in a statement. "Instead, like I did during his inauguration, I'll be working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union."
  • German economy in 2017 grew at highest rate in six years

    01/12/2018 1:12:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 11 January 2018 | AFP
    The German economy grew 2.2 percent in 2017, enjoying its fastest rate of expansion since 2011, official data for Europe's top economy showed on Thursday. The expansion, which was in line with forecasts from leading economic think-tanks and the OECD, was driven by big increases in the rate of growth in investments and exports, officials from statistics authority Destatis said at a Berlin press conference.
  • Guten Rutsch!

    01/01/2018 4:04:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies
    If you’ve ever been in Germany between Christmas and New Year’s, you have without a doubt heard somebody wishing you a “Guten Rutsch!” It literally means a “good slide” and people use it to wish you a Happy New Year. There’s various ideas how the “good slide” expression came about with some people theorizing it originates in the Yiddish word “rosch” and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Others argue that it stems from the original meaning for Rutsch, a journey. Personally, I always figured with the winter weather and amount of black ice we get in Germany it makes...
  • Help! Need Help With German Translation

    12/15/2017 6:11:21 AM PST · by notdownwidems · 57 replies
    15 DEC 2017 | David Kielek
    Freepers: I am in the process of translating, for the first time, a non-fiction book from it's original German into English. As a non-German speaker, I am attempting to use Google Translate, and a painstaking paragraph-by-paragraph mode. However, there are some letters in the original text that are not present on an English keyboard. Particularly a letter that resembles a stylized capital B. Not knowing what sound this iteration represents, I have been using guesswork to try to overcome my ignorance, with only mixed results. For instance, the sentence "Junge Burgersohne, die bisher Sportseglermutzen getragen hatten, lie(stylized B)en sie jetzt...
  • Remembering Thanksgiving in Hell(Barf alert)

    11/24/2017 8:37:51 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Observer ^ | 24th November 2017 | John R Schindler
    Providing the American military with a reasonable facsimile of the traditional Thanksgiving feast, wherever our forces are deployed around the globe, is a longstanding practice of our Defense Department. Yesterday, the Pentagon served up nearly 100,000 pounds of turkey, plus all the usual trimmings, to U.S. military personnel in countries around the globe, including war zones like Afghanistan and Iraq. Some presidents have visited the troops serving in harm’s way—back in 2003, George W. Bush showed up in Baghdad by surprise to serve turkey to our troops—but Donald Trump, for his first presidential Thanksgiving, was content to address our military...
  • German Police Dismantles ISIS Terror Cell, Six Syrian Refugees Arrested

    11/21/2017 3:55:42 PM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    We just got word from Angela ‘Mutti’ Merkel’s open-borders Germany that security forces smashed an ISIS terror cell. Six so-called refugees were arrested and they’re accused of being part of an ISIS group that was planning a terrorist attack on German soil. The six refugees who entered Germany courtesy of Angela Merkel’s pathological altruism coming from a war/terrorist prone zone completely unvetted were arrested in three different cities: Hannover, Kassel and Leipzig. All six of them are allegedly Syrian. Germany’s Attorney General told the press the suspects were preparing a terrorist attack using explosives and/or weapons on a public target...
  • St. Martin’s Day

    11/13/2017 9:16:41 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    If you’ve ever been out on the streets in Germany on a Nov. 11 evening, you’ve most likely seen crowds of children marching through the streets carrying lanterns and chanting. It’s what we do on St. Martin’s Day, and a beloved childhood memory for most of my fellow Germans as well as myself. St. Martin was a Roman soldier born in modern-day Hungary between 316 and 336 A.D. who spent most of his adult life in France and eventually was baptized and became a monk. There are various legends surrounding his life, but one of the most prevalent – and...
  • German authorities cover up crime at refugee shelters

    11/03/2017 12:14:07 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 11/02/2017 | Paul Bremmer
    Nearly 40,000 offenses in just 9 months!Violent crimes like murder, rape and physical assault are a widespread problem in German refugee shelters, according to a leaked intelligence report.German authorities, however, have failed to share this information, claiming it is not in the public’s interest to know.The report, leaked to the German newspaper Bild, was prepared for Markus Ulbig, interior minister of Saxony. More than 40,000 migrants are currently living in refugee shelters in Saxony, and if the data are any indication, many of them are not getting along with each other.The report cited 10 murders or manslaughters at Saxon migrant...
  • German Elections – Anti EU Party Makes Major Breakthrough

    09/25/2017 5:36:10 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Alternative for Deutschland Party has had a major win in today’s elections. While Chancellor Angela Merkel has won herself a fourth term (albeit with a much reduced vote share), the big news is that a party on the right of politics and opposed to the European Union has made huge gains and will likely finish on 88 seats with around 13.3% of the vote. Just one year ago, the AfD were on the fringes holding rallies and being demonized by European media, and yet their gains today show that there is a rising anger across Europe with unelected leaders...