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  • German World War II Era Wehrmacht Howitzer Used By Syrian Rebels On The Battlefield In Idlib

    06/24/2015 5:17:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    WarLeaks ^ | June 8, 2015 | Staff
    YouTube video of German World War II Era Wehrmacht Howitzer Used By Syrian Rebels On The Battlefield In Idlib
  • How the English language became such a mess

    06/09/2015 6:37:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 142 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 8, 2015 | James Harbeck
    First, the greed: invasion and theft. The Romans invaded Britain in the 1st Century AD and brought their alphabet; in the 7th Century, the Angles and Saxons took over, along with their language. Starting in the 9th Century, Vikings occupied parts of England and brought some words (including they, displacing the Old English hie). Then the Norman French conquered in 1066 – and replaced much of the vocabulary with French, including words which over time became beef, pork, invade, tongue and person.
  • How to learn 30 languages

    05/31/2015 8:01:33 PM PDT · by Cronos · 87 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 May 2015 | David Robson
    Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, Mandarin and Thai – they’ve barely spoken one language before the conversation seamlessly melds into another. Together, they pass through about 20 different languages or so in total. It can be difficult enough to learn one foreign tongue. Yet I’m here in Berlin for the Polyglot Gathering, a meeting of 350 or so people who speak multiple languages – some as diverse as Manx, Klingon and Saami, the language of reindeer herders in Scandinavia....
  • Now German spies say THEY were the ones who told the CIA where Osama Bin Laden was hiding

    05/17/2015 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/15 | Jenny Awford
    German spies have claimed they were the ones who told the CIA where Osama Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan so US special forces could kill the al-Qaeda leader, according to reports. The BND, Germany's foreign intelligence agency, tipped off U.S. officials about where the architect of the September 11 attacks was taking refuge, newspaper Bild am Sonntag claimed. The tip-off from a BND source within Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency was said to be of 'fundamental importance' in the hunt for the terrorist, the German paper said. Bin Laden was found hiding in a walled compound in Abbottabad less than...
  • The Time Lois Lerner Failed To Investigate A Major Al Gore Fundraiser At The FEC

    05/22/2013 3:24:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 22, 2013 | Jacob Fischler
    When heading the FEC’s enforcement office in the late 90’s, the beleaguered IRS official was accused of failing to investigate a Democratic fundraiser. “When it recommended not pursuing the allegations against Mr. Glicken, the FEC staff specifically cited his close ties to the Vice-President, Vice-President Gore,” Dan Burton (R-IN) said at the hearing. The IRS scandal currently engulfing Washington isn’t the only episode in which Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the agency’s tax-exempt organizations office, has come under fire for playing partisan politics in a nonpartisan entity. In 1998, while heading the Federal Election Commission’s enforcement office, she was...
  • Another Germanwings pilot has given a powerful speech to comfort passengers

    04/03/2015 12:13:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | April 3, 2015 | Sinead O'Carroll
    Travelling by air makes many people very nervous and in the aftermath of a horrific incident, fears and tensions are heightened.
  • GERMAN NEWS REPORT: Co-Pilot of Germanwings Airbus Was MUSLIM CONVERT …’Hero of Islamic State’?

    03/27/2015 8:52:03 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 41 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3/27/15 | jim hoft
    GERMAN REPORT —HE WAS RADICALIZED! GERMAN CO-PILOT WAS MUSLIM CONVERT– — STAYED AT Bremen Mosque Police have reportedly found an “item of significance” at the apartment of the co-pilot who crashed the Germanwing passenger plane into the Alps this week. The item was NOT a suicide note. Andreas Lubitz 28-year-old German Andreas Lubitz trained in the Phoenix, Arizona and is pictured here in San Francisco. A German news website claims Andreas Lubitz was a Muslim convert. Speisa.com reported:
  • Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note and hid secret illness

    03/27/2015 5:48:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 March 2015
    MailOnline US Friday, Mar 27th 2015 BREAKING NEWS: Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note on the day he crashed jet and hid secret illness from the company, prosecutor reveals Pilot Andreas Lubitz might have been suffering a 'personal crisis' after failed relationship, it was claimed last night He had suffered from depression and 'burnout' and was once deemed 'unfliable' but was later passed as fit to fly Head of Lufthansa admitted the 28-year-old had slipped through the 'safety net' - with devastating consequences Friends said he was teased and called 'Tomato Andy' because he worked as a...
  • Genetic study reveals 30% of white British DNA has German ancestry

    03/19/2015 8:18:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 18, 2015 | Hannah Devlin
    The Romans, Vikings and Normans may have ruled or invaded the British for hundreds of years, but they left barely a trace on our DNA, the first detailed study of the genetics of British people has revealed. The analysis shows that the Anglo-Saxons were the only conquering force, around 400-500 AD, to substantially alter the country’s genetic makeup, with most white British people now owing almost 30% of their DNA to the ancestors of modern-day Germans.
  • German government refuses to label BDS as anti-Semitic

    03/08/2015 9:53:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 3/8/15 | NIV ELIS
    Germany has rejected a definition of anti-Semitism that labels the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic. Responding to a legislative questionnaire released Thursday by leading Green Party MP Volker Beck, the Merkel administration wrote that “there does not exist a general academic definition” of anti-Semitism. Beck, who heads the German- Israel parliamentary group in the Bundestag, sharply criticized the Merkel administration: “Here the federal government has cowered,” he said. “There is no doubt of the anti-Semitic motivation within the spectrum of the BDS campaign. BDS aims essentially against Jewish Israelis and is therefore anti-Semitic. Whoever aggressively boycotts Israeli...
  • Rapper, Shaped by Tumultuous German Youth, Is Designated a Global Terrorist

    02/10/2015 11:52:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 2/10/15 | ALISON SMALE
    BERLIN — Denis Cuspert was drawn early to gangsta rap, and later to Islam. Born and raised in West Berlin, jeered at as a half-African child and often at odds with his American stepfather, he fell in with Salafists in Germany, left for Egypt in 2012 and made his way, eventually, to Syria. By last spring, the German authorities said, he had joined Islamic State guerrillas and swore allegiance to their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This week, Mr. Cuspert was transformed again. The American State Department announced Monday that, as “a willing pitchman” for the extremist group’s “atrocities,” Mr. Cuspert...
  • How German sounds compared to other languages [VIDEO]

    01/31/2015 6:00:23 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 65 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 12FEB2014 | Tasha Kitc
    The German language is super harsh if you compare it to other languages! Watch the full version of How German Sounds Compared To Other Languages! Every video in one big ultimate version!
  • German nurse 'admits killing 30' with fatal overdoses

    01/08/2015 4:42:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 January 2015 | BBC
    The former nurse pictured in court in November 2014 A former German nurse has admitted killing 30 patients in the hospital where he worked, a court was told. The 38-year-old allegedly confessed to taking the lives of the patients by injecting them with an overdose of heart medication. He made the confession to a psychiatric expert who relayed the evidence in court. Investigators said his motive was to improve his own resuscitation skills. The former nurse has been on trial since September and is accused of murder and attempted murder. He is alleged to have killed three patients and tried...
  • Israeli attacked by men singing anti-Semitic songs in Berlin [Eurabia]

    01/05/2015 6:50:45 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 1/05/2015 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police are investigating an attack on an Israeli citizen who was beaten by a group of young men after he asked them to stop singing anti-Semitic songs on the subway in the German capital on New Year’s Eve. Police spokesman Martin Dahms said Monday that police have not yet been able to identify the attackers, but are evaluating video footage of the incident. The victim, 26-year-old Shahak Shapira, who lives in Berlin, told The Associated Press that after he asked the seven men to stop chanting anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli songs and slurs, he recorded them on...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Stalingrad (1959)

    11/07/2014 6:38:57 PM PST · by DemforBush · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Tonight, an excellent West German war movie about the military disaster at Stalingrad. Joachim Hansen is Lt. Gerd Wisse, an idealistic young lieutenant who begins to see things very differently while on the Eastern Front. Includes several semi-historical scenes involving German command (Paulus, Hitler, etc.) and some of the best use of actual war footage I've seen in a movie. In German with English subtitles.
  • Flying Underpants Cause Highway Crash

    10/21/2014 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 22, 10:27 am ET | unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A pair of flying underpants caused a crash on a German highway when they landed on a driver's face and blocked his view, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman in the central town of Gotha said one of a group of naked men in a van threw the underwear into a Volkswagen Passat as they passed it on a busy stretch of one of Germany's notoriously speedy autobahns. "The underpants landed on the driver's face, causing him to ram the truck ahead from behind," said the spokesman, adding that he did not know why the men were...
  • German officer will serve as US Army Chief of Staff in Europe. First non-American Officer.

    07/31/2014 3:19:28 PM PDT · by machogirl · 180 replies
    army times can't post | July 31, 2014 | Me
    A German Army General has been appointed to Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Europe. This is the first time a non-U.S. officer has held this position.
  • The awesome (and chilling) genius of the Germans: From soccer to supermarkets,

    07/10/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2014 | Max Hastings
    Our forefathers knew the feeling. One minute there you are, like Brazil’s football team on Tuesday, settling down to start a long campaign. The next minute, bewilderingly, it is all over: Germany is master of the field, counting prisoners or — in this case — an unprecedented 7-1 triumph in the World Cup semi-final, executed with chilling discipline and precision. What is it about the Germans? Yes, yes, I know we are not meant to mention the war, or rather wars. But how can we not do so, when for centuries the world paid tribute to Germany’s prowess on the...
  • German Rapper Embraces Islam - Self-Detonates Shortly Thereafter

    04/22/2014 7:52:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies
    The Natinal ^ | April 22, 2014
    German rapper turned Islamist militant killed in Syria suicide attack BEIRUT // A German former rapper who joined jihadists fighting in Syria has been killed in a suicide bombing carried out by rival fighters. Denis Mamadou Cuspert, who rapped under the name Deso Dogg but took on the name Abu Talha Al Almani in Syria, was reported to have been killed in a suicide attack on Sunday in an eastern province. He was a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and was reportedly killed in a double suicide bombing carried out by Al Nusra Front,...
  • More primary schools to offer Latin and ancient Greek (UK)

    11/19/2012 5:04:54 AM PST · by Renfield · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-17-2012 | Graeme Paton
    All primary schools will be expected to teach foreign languages to pupils from 2014 as part of a major drive to boost education standards, it emerged. At least one subject from a seven-strong shortlist – French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Latin and ancient Greek – will be offered to seven- to 11-year-olds. The move – outlined in a consultation document published by the Department for Education – could result in a major rise in the number of pupils studying the classical languages at a young age....
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    AL-MONITOR.com ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • Any Good RUMTOPF recipes?

    03/09/2014 11:00:27 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/9/2014 | Loud Mime
    Rumtopf is one of the best holiday treats; I was surprised at how good it is, and how STRONG. Spring is coming around; that's the time to start another crock of rumtopf; does any freeper have a special recipe? I'm starting HERE!
  • ‘The Romeikes Can Stay!!!’: Shocking 180 in the Case of German Home-Schooling Family

    03/04/2014 12:51:44 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 4, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    On Tuesday, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) announced a drastic turnaround on the part of the federal government: The German Romeike family, which sought asylum in the United States to home-school their children, will now be allowed to stay in America. “The Romeikes can stay!!!” the HSLDA announced on its Facebook page. Just one day ago, the Romeikes thought they would be forced to return to Germany, where the state could take custody of their children because of their decision to home-school. At a minimum, they would face increasingly harsh fines for violating Germany’s compulsory attendance law....
  • Breaking: Romeike Family granted ‘indefinite deferred status’ and can stay in United States

    03/04/2014 12:09:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 103 replies
    Today, a Supervisor with the Department of Homeland Security called a member of our legal team to inform us that the Romeike family has been granted “indefinite deferred status”. This means that the Romeikes can stay in the United States permanently (unless they are convicted of a crime, etc.) This is an incredible victory that can only be credited to our Almighty God. We also want to thank those of who spoke up on this issue–including that long ago White House petition. We believe that the public outcry made this possible while God delivered the victory. Via Home School Legal...
  • Christians vow civil disobedience if home-school family is deported

    03/04/2014 11:45:03 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 04, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Christians in an east Tennessee community are vowing to engage in civil disobedience if the Obama administration initiates deportation proceedings against a Southern Baptist family from Germany who sought asylum in the United States so that they could home school their children.
  • U.S. ´has stepped up surveillance bugging of senior German officials since Barack Obama ordered

    02/24/2014 11:44:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/24/14 | Ted Thornhill
    The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday. Revelations last year about mass U.S. surveillance in Germany, in particular of Merkel´s mobile phone, shocked Germans and sparked the most serious dispute between the transatlantic allies in a decade. Bild am Sonntag said its information stemmed from a high-ranking NSA employee in Germany and that those being spied on included Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a close confidant of Merkel.
  • Video Of Brave German Woman Rebuking Muslim Imam’s Call To Prayer Goes Viral [Watch]

    02/10/2014 9:35:36 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | Februry 7, 2014 | Dom the Conservative
    As Islam continues to grow more powerful in Germany, one Christian woman known as the “brave German woman” decided God had moved her to speak up. Heidi Mund felt led to march into the Memorial Church of the Reformation in the Rhineland city of Speyer on November 10, 2013 to rebuke their invitation of a Muslim Imam who was giving the call to prayer. After praying, Mund was certain she needed to act. Now, a video of her action has gone viral. “I would call it a holy anger,” she recounted. “And then I rose with my flag and I...
  • Suspect arrested in 2010 S.F. killing of German tourist

    01/04/2014 4:49:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 4, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A suspect wanted in connection with the killing of a German tourist near Union Square in 2010 has been arrested, authorities said Friday. Devante Laws, 21, was spotted in Hayward on Thursday and taken into custody by members of a task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service. Laws, suspected of being a gang member, was sought on suspicion of being an accessory to murder in the August 2010 shooting that killed Mechthild Schroer, who was visiting with her husband to celebrate her birthday and anniversary.
  • Traditional family roles rule again in Germany

    11/27/2013 12:33:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Nov 2013 15:03 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Stay-at-home mums cooking lunch for the children while dads earn the money—Germans’ opinions on gender roles are more conservative today than they were in the 1990s, a survey revealed on Monday. Today just under half of women (48 percent) could imagine their husband taking a step back in his career to enable them to further their own, the Tagesspiegel reported. Back in 1993, the number was 54 percent who thought such a thing likely. Men have also hardened their views, with today 40 percent said they could see themselves putting a dent in their career to help their partners, while...
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • Startling Revelations from an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg

    09/18/2013 1:43:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    ALGEMEINER.com - Commentary-Opinion ^ | September 17, 2013 | by Matthias Kuentzel
    SNIPPET: "I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at Hamburg’s Higher Regional Court. The defendants are charged with exporting 92 German-produced specialized valves for use in Iran’s Arak plutonium reactor and arranging the shipment of 856 nuclear-usable valves from India to Iran in 2010 and 2011. The reasons why the UN Security Council has ordered Iran to halt the construction of the Arak reactor are compelling. If this nuclear plant comes online in...
  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator,in Rio Linda, CA?

    08/18/2013 8:52:01 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 13 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 8/18/13 | n/a
    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.
  • How German Sounds to Other Languages

    Es ist lustig, weil es wahr ist. Clicky
  • Obama Expresses Gratitude 'for Some Very Important German Immigrants, Anheuser-Busch'

    06/19/2013 4:44:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/19/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Via the pool report: He thanked families like Chrysler, Hershey, Heinz, Einstein, Steinway, Steinbeck, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig for prosperity and inspiration. He said young Americans "will always be grateful for Levi Strauss for their blue jeans." "Americans will also be grateful especially for some very important German immigrants Anheuser Busch." Obama said he was "thankful to Angela" who he said had yearned for the freedom in her youth, and said she had pointed out during their lunch the train tracks where the Berlin Wall used to run. He said she had helped her dreams become true for millions in...
  • German Government Brands Goods Made in Factories That Are Owned by Jews

    06/10/2013 3:46:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 6/10/13 | Michael Freund
    In a throwback to its darkest past, the German government recently decided to back an initiative which singles out Jewish-owned businesses and targets them for detrimental treatment. Joining 13 other European Union members, Berlin has reportedly agreed to support efforts aimed at applying special labels of origin to products manufactured by Jewish owned factories in Judea and Samaria. The goal is to harm the livelihood of Jewish businessmen and entrepreneurs as a way of undermining the settlement enterprise. Needless to say, goods made by Palestinian-run plants in the territories will not similarly be branded.
  • German dam breaks near Magdeburg as Hungary floods recede

    06/09/2013 7:52:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/9/13 | BBC
    A dam has broken on the flood-swollen River Elbe in eastern Germany, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes around the city of Magdeburg. Water levels in Magdeburg stood at 7.44m (24ft) on Sunday, nearly four times higher than normal (2m). In Hungary, water levels on the Danube in the capital Budapest are believed to have peaked and officials say defences should prevent flooding in most areas. At least 15 people have died in the floods in Central Europe. Analysts say the damage will cost billions of euros to clean up. The authorities in Germany are investigating an anonymous...
  • Germany drops its longest word: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenüber

    06/03/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 67 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 06/03/13 | Jeevan Vasagar
    Germany's longest word - Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz - a 63-letter long title of a law regulating the testing of beef, has officially ceased to exist. The word - which refers to the "law for the delegation of monitoring beef labelling", has been repealed by a regional parliament after the EU lifted a recommendation to carry out BSE tests on healthy cattle. German is famous for its compound nouns, which frequently become so cumbersome they have to be reduced to abbreviations. The beef labelling law, introduced in 1999 to protect consumers from BSE, was commonly transcribed as the "RkReÜAÜG", but even everyday words...
  • Books in German about the real Obama

    04/20/2013 7:52:33 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 12 replies
    I have friends and relatives in Germany that just do not know the true story of Barack Hussein Obama. I go on Amazon.de and the only books about the guy are all lavish encomiums, books from the left, or his own two books written by Bill Ayres. Are there any conservative books written in German that anyone knows about? Is there a German version of Dinesh d"Souza's film or book? Appreciate your help. Thanks
  • German Family Seeking Asylum to Continue Homeschooling Kids in US Fight Deportation

    04/07/2013 2:08:55 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Fox News
    Eric 'Himmler' Holder is trying to deport a German family granted political asylum in Tennessee due to being persecuted for homeschooling their family back in Germany. The appeal will be heard on April 23, 2013 at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. More details on the case hereClick excerpt link for Fox News report and please share it with your friends and pray for this brave family.
  • Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus

    03/31/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/31/13 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany. Flea circus director Robert Birk says he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday morning. The circus immediately scrambled to find and train a new batch ..
  • Berlin Won’t Join Effort to Ban Far-Right Party

    03/20/2013 8:17:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 20, 2013 | MELISSA EDDY
    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right government said Wednesday that it would not try to ban a far-right political party deemed “racist, anti-Semitic and revisionist” by domestic intelligence, choosing instead to focus on combating neo-Nazi extremism through other channels.
  • Website Shows Cyberattacks as They Happen

    03/09/2013 8:52:30 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    3/8/13 | Marshall Honorof
    The Internet can be a dangerous place, and now you can see just how dangerous it gets — in real time, no less. Deutsche Telekom, a German telecommunications company, has developed a website that allows users to monitor cyberattacks as they happen. The almost unpronounceable Sicherheitstacho.eu (loosely translated as "security tachometer") displays events as they happen, giving the time of the attack, country of origin and the intended target. While watching the site can be quite hypnotic, its relevance for the everyday user is limited (unless your website or network is currently under attack, in which case, the site still...
  • Head of German Green party 'high fives' Iranian ambassador

    02/11/2013 7:43:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/11/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The head of Germany's Green party, Claudia Roth, is under fire for 'high fiving' the Iranian ambassador to Germany, Ali Reza Sheikh Attar. Akhtar is accused of massacring Kurds when he was governor of their region between 1980 and 1985. Let's go to the videotape. More after the video.
  • “Dinner For Schmucks?”

    01/25/2013 9:47:11 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 25, 2013 | Deborah Lambert
    it appears that not even foreign language classes on our nation’s campuses are immune to the scourge of radical ideology. Ohio State student Patrick Seaworthy reported in The College Fix that he signed up for a German II class last fall, expecting to learn some of the finer points of German language and conversation. Instead, he quickly discovered that he was the only conservative in a class where “learning German took a back seat to discussions of the prowess of Barack Obama, American narcissism, the virtues of socialism, the sad plight of Chicago’s teachers, and why the U.S. military is...
  • Two German kids performing table cloth trick (video)

    12/14/2012 3:23:54 PM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/8/11 | michelundsven
    The Tablecloth magic trick.
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • German magazine Titanic attacks Pope Benedict XVI

    07/05/2012 7:17:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The German magazine Titanic, founded in 1979 by former contributors and editors of Pardon, a satirical monthly, after they had a series of conflicts with their publisher, is mocking Pope Benedict XVI and holding the Holy Father up to contempt by depicting him as a senile and incontinent person. See here. In our modern, paganistic world, the authority of the Holy Father is often challenged, openly defied and even rejected. The early Christians understood Peter's divinely appointed role. They understood that the Lord Jesus appointed Peter to be the guardian and teacher of the Church. They loved him, honored him...
  • German official: Obama should get his own debt under control before handing out free advice

    06/25/2012 7:54:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    In a not-so-subtle rebuke of President Obama’s tendency to offer unsolicited recommendations on how Europeans should handle their debt crises on Sunday evening, Germany’s finance minister suggested that perhaps His Munificence should focus on his own problems before trying to fix everybody else’s. 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.” An unfortunate and embarrassing truth — the EU’s debt-to-GDP ratio is well over eighty percent,...
  • German doctor dies on Everest clean-up

    05/21/2012 5:18:41 AM PDT · by King_Corey · 44 replies
    The Local DE ^ | 21 May 12 11:20 CET | AFP/The Local/jcw
    A German man died on Mount Everest where he was helping clear the world's highest peak of rubbish, Nepalese tourism officials announced. His death brings the season's toll to five. The 61-year-old doctor, Eberhard Schaaf, died on Saturday of extreme altitude sickness while descending the south side of the mountain, Ang Tshering Sherpa of the Kathmandu-based Asian Trekking adventure agency said. "Climbers spend their energy on the ascent and they are exhausted and fatigued on the descent," Tshering explained. Daily newspaper Bild said Schaaf, a passionate mountaineer from Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, was taking part in the "Eco Everest Expedition", a...
  • Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany

    05/08/2012 8:41:42 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 10 replies
    techdirt ^ | Mon, May 7th 2012 2:48pm | Mike Masnick
    from the momentum dept It really appears that The Pirate Party is no fluke in Germany. After winning 9% of the vote in the Berlin parliament elections, and then 7.4% in Saarland, the party has now received 8.2% of the vote in Schleswig-Holstein. These are each local "state" elections, and there's another big one next week, in Northrhine-Westphalia, where they're apparently polling in a similar range. It seems clear that The Pirate Party is certainly surpassing the German Green Party as the preeminent 3rd party -- and it seems to be having an impact. As we noted, the Greens have...