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  • German interior minister declares 'Islam does not belong' in the country

    03/17/2018 2:30:27 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • The lawyer’s MiT deposition changed for the second time in court

    09/17/2017 3:27:00 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 14 Sep 2017, 00:00 | ANF HAMBURG
    Another similarity has surfaced in the cases of Lawyer Marvin Schroth’s clients MİT operative Mehmet Fatih Sayan’s and leader of the ISIS cell planning attacks in Düsseldorf  Saleh A. Like Sayan, Saleh A. also claimed he worked for the MİT first, but later changed his deposition. The case of Mehmet Fatih Sayan, the MİT operative sent to Germany to assassinate Kurdish politicians, started in Hamburg on September 8 and is expected to continue until mid-October. The case states that Sayan has worked with Turkish intelligence since 2013 and has received 30.000 Euros for his work. A significant point is that...
  • 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...
  • German nuclear damage shows atomic and renewable power are unhappy bedfellows

    07/19/2017 7:21:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Der Tagesspiegel ^ | 7/19/2017 | Dagmar Dehmer | translated by Sam Morgan
    A Germany nuclear plant was damaged because its operators increased and decreased its output to respond to energy grid fluctuations. The incident supports the theory that nuclear and renewable energy generation are incompatible. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports. The Brokdorf nuclear power station, located in northern Germany, was taken offline in February after maintenance showed its reactor’s fuel rods had begun to unexpectedly oxidise. A regional nuclear supervisory body has now ruled that the plant can be booted back up but only in “safe mode”, according to Schleswig-Holstein’s energy transition minister. State Minister for Energy Robert Habeck (Greens) added that...
  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator, Multiple Guns and Passports

    08/17/2013 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 17, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    It started innocently enough: Andreas H. Koertel, 46, was pulled over in a traffic stop. Then things got hairy in hurry. Turns out Koertel, a German national, was in possession of meth and illegal weapons, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, so he was booked into jail on multiple charges, KXTV-TV reports. Wisely the deputies called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to see if they could check out a property in Rio Linda where Koertel had been staying. But detectives encountered quite a bit more than they bargained for Friday. Here’s what they found, KTXL-TV reports: Several explosive materials,...

    05/13/2017 3:17:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The “Arab clan” organised crime gangs in Berlin are using asylum centres in the German capital to recruit new drug dealers from the migrant population and extorting others. Andreas Meyer, a former employee at one of the migrant centres in Berlin, has told how limousines would pull up to the centre at night containing Arab clan criminals who would recruit young 18- to 20-year-old migrants into the drug trade, Die Zeit reports. Meyer said the meetings between the gangsters and the migrants would last around half an hour and the migrants would be given drugs like marijuana or heroin to...
  • ISLAMIST Letter Praising ISIS Discovered After Leading German Soccer Club Bus Attack – One Arrested

    04/12/2017 8:04:41 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    Police say one person was injured when three explosions went off near the bus of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. The Borussia Dortmund bus was hit as it was traveling to a Champions League match on Tuesday. A letter found after the Dortmund attack claims sport stars “in Germany and other crusader nations” are on a “death list of the Islamic State”.
  • Lidl hiring for Mebane distribution center (150 $20/hr jobs in North Carolina)

    04/10/2017 1:59:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff
    MEBANE – Lidl, a German grocery chain building stores in Eden and Danville, Va., will hold a public hiring event for its state-of-the-art, Alamance County regional headquarters and distribution center next week. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Lid’ls newly constructed, $125 million facility, which will become operational later this year. The Lidl Distribution Center is located at 3815 Senator Ralph Scott Parkway, Mebane. Up to 150 logistics positions will become available at the site this year. Salaries for logistics associates will be up to $20 per hour, plus benefits, which can include...
  • German Government Rejects Calls for Islam Law

    04/03/2017 7:16:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says there’s no need for new legislation to regulate Islamic organizations in the country. Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union party have called for a ban on foreign funding of Islamic organizations, and for Muslims to get statutory rights to pastoral care from an imam in prisons and hospitals.