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  • 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 · 2 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...
  • German firm to Israeli client: Jews are a disease

    05/02/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 5/2/12 | GIL SHEFLER
    Manufacturer in Nuremberg sends anti-Semitic mail to owner of Tel Aviv toy store after business deal turns sour. Eti Doron wanted to buy toys from a company in Germany for her store in Tel Aviv, but when the deal fell through she started receiving anti-Semitic letters. Doron provided The Jerusalem Post with emails in which Walter Adler, who identifies as the founder of Hoff-Interieur, a manufacturer based in Nuremberg, calls Jews a disease and praises German poet Günther Grass for saying Israel is a danger to world peace. “We see that you have decided to be a real Jew, not...
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • German president resigns in setback for Merkel

    02/17/2012 9:36:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/17/12 | Noah Barkin and Madeline Chambers - Reuters
    ERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's hand-picked choice for the ceremonial post of president resigned Friday in a scandal over political favors, dealing a blow to the German chancellor in the midst of the euro zone debt crisis. In a curt five-minute statement at the Bellevue presidential palace, Christian Wulff acknowledged that he had lost the trust of the German people, making it impossible to continue in a role that is meant to serve as a moral compass for the nation. "For this reason it is no longer possible for me to exercise the office of president at home and abroad...
  • German report: 20% of Germans are anti-Semitic

    01/24/2012 8:35:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/24/12 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
    BERLIN - The German government released on Monday the findings of a two year inquiry into modern anti-Semitism in the Federal Republic, showing that latent anti-Semitism affects one of every five Germans. The 202 page study, entitled "Anti-Semitism in Germany," covered a wide spectrum of German anti-Semitism, including hatred of the Jewish state as a manifestations of anti-Semitism within the Left movement and Islamic-animated loathing of Israel and Jews, especially from Iran's regime and the Turkish media. Dr. Wahied Wahdat-Hagh, a member of the ten member commission, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, that the "experts came to the conclusion...
  • German Volcano Could Devastate Europe (ticking tectonic timebombs could wreak havoc globally)

    01/04/2012 1:30:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/3/12 | Charles Simmins
    The Daily Mail stirs up some Euro anxiety with a headline today "Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt?" The story talks about the little known Laacher See volcano in northwestern Germany. It last erupted about 12,000 years ago and the Daily Mail believes it is due to erupt again. It is not considered extinct, merely inactive. An eruption of the Laacher See volcano would destroy much of Europe as we know it. London is 390 miles away. The German capital of Bonn is about 25 miles away. The potential eruption of the Laacher See volcano...
  • Al-Qaida Still Planning Attacks in Germany

    12/14/2011 5:04:05 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    SPIEGEL.de - SPIEGEL Online International ^ | 12/13/2011 | By Holger Stark [Translated from the German by Josh Ward]
    PHOTO CAPTION - SNIPPET: "Officials believe that more members of the so-called Düsseldorf cell may still be at large." SNIPPET: "Halil S. is a man who knows his way around computers. When he went online..." SNIPPET: "German security officials allege that the 27-year-old is the fourth member of the so-called "Düsselfdorf Cell." The group is believed to be the al-Qaida cell currently active in Germany and tasked with carrying out a major attack in Europe. Three other members of the cell, Moroccan Abdeladim el-K. and two accomplices, were arrested in late April and are being held in custody. Authorities believe...
  • German foundation dismisses Iranian deputy FM

    11/30/2011 6:11:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/30/11 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
    BERLIN – Rising criticism from prominent German- Iranians, NGOs and the federal commissioner for culture and media prompted an elite cultural foundation on Tuesday to eject Iran’s acting Deputy Foreign Minister Mostafa Dolatyar from its board of trustees because he called for the destruction of Israel. According to a report in Iran’s Mahan News in 2010, Dolatyar said, “We hope that the prophecy of the Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini] regarding the downfall of this regime [Israel] will occur very soon and that we will witness it.” A spokesman for Bernd Neumann, Germany’s federal culture commissioner, told The Jerusalem Post that...
  • Social Networks & The Online Jihad

    10/31/2011 1:38:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 51 replies
    World Threats.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Posted by Candice Lanier
    SNIPPET: "In July, the British government warned that Al Qaeda’s exploitation of social networking websites is on the rise." SNIPPET: "The massive and multifarious network of websites and social media has presented a challenge to authorities in trying to combat it. Additionally, civil liberty concerns have conflicted with government efforts to spy on communications. Reducing terrorist activity on social media sites has been particularly difficult because users have adopted new forms of communication to conform with the new formats. Many Arabic speakers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites use Arabizi, a form of colloquial Arabic written in the Latin...
  • Book Review: Germany always was & continues to be at the Vortex of the Environmental Movement

    11/10/2011 9:43:39 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 8 replies
    Environmentalism is Fascism ^ | 11/10/2011 | William Kay
    As ever with enviro-scholars, Professor Markham knoweth not what he hath wrought. Highlights: Germany is driving the Climate Change campaign. Many major international enviro-organizations (Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Birdlife International, etc.) are controlled by their German chapters. Several militant leaders of Germany’s confrontational early-1980s environmentalist protests were, a decade later, running government ministries. While Germany’s big enviro-organizations masquerade as citizens’ crusades, they are in fact top-down bureaucracies full of cynical well-paid careerists who work in tandem with state and corporate elites. Only 40 (forty) persons within Greenpeace-Germany’s half million members may vote for the board of directors. WWF-Germany has...
  • Goldman: euro could split apart

    11/05/2011 8:47:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/5/2011 | Kamal Ahmed
    The chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management has said that the need for a German-led fiscal integration in the eurozone would make it increasingly unattractive for all the countries who joined to stay in the single currency. Jim O’Neill, whose division manages more than $800bn (Ł500bn) of assets, said that countries as diverse as Portugal, Ireland, Finland and Greece could pull out of the single currency rather than have to operate under a single eurozone treasury. Yesterday, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said the market turmoil could last for a decade and there was still “a chunk of work” to...
  • A German Ghost Town in the Heart of China

    10/17/2011 2:15:43 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 12th 2011 | Xifan Yang
    Half-timbered buildings and medieval romance -- that's what the Chinese wanted. But the architecture firm Speer thought it knew better, and built a modern German residential quarter on the outskirts of Shanghai. Now that it is complete, though, nobody wants to live there. Even Oktoberfest was cancelled. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is posing in his tailcoat and laurel wreath, while Friedrich Schiller next to him is clutching a scroll. The two bronze statues proudly guard a cobblestone square surrounded by trees. "Passersby keep asking me who these two gentlemen are," says one café owner waiting for customers on a scorching...
  • Round-the-world yachtsman feared eaten by South Pacific cannibals

    10/16/2011 10:20:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies · 1+ views
    GERMAN sailor Stefan Ramin was on the trip of a lifetime when it turned into a nightmare on an island in the middle of nowhere. He set off on 2008 with his girlfriend and traversed the globe looking for paradise - but it took a horrible twist when he reached Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia. The remote tropical island was the last place Mr Ramin was seen before remains, believed to be his, were uncovered. Experts believe he was "hacked to pieces and burned" and eaten by suspected cannibals. Testing will conclude whether the ashes belong to Mr Ramin, Radio...
  • German/Turkish Axis

    09/17/2011 9:10:30 AM PDT · by tedbel · 7 replies
    Israpundit ^ | Sept 17/11 | Ted Belman
    Of course you know that Germany and the Ottoman Empire were allies in WWI. With their defeat they were both cut down to size and in the case of the latter, Turkey was all that was left. But did you know that Germany’s historic Middle East policy had always given primacy to German relations to Turkey. Yet these relations are dicey due to the backlash in the EU to accepting Turkey for membership and the current debate in Germany regarding immigration. Paul Williams writing in Family Security Matters on 22 September 2010 reports "Our country is going to carry on...
  • German court endorses euro bailouts

    09/07/2011 6:58:51 AM PDT · by Palter · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 07 Sept 2011 | Richard Carter
    Germany's top court averted potential disaster for the eurozone Tuesday by clearing rescue packages for struggling economies, as lawmakers in three of Europe's major capitals voted on key finance reforms. Share prices soared across Europe in the wake of the ruling, with German stocks at one point rising by more than three percent. The markets were also keeping a close eye on events in the French, Italian and Spanish parliaments where governments are trying to force through austerity packages in the face of widespread opposition. In its ruling, the Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, western Germany, said MPs should have a...
  • Never Fight a Land War in Asia

    09/01/2011 5:43:07 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Stratfor ^ | George Friedman
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, speaking at West Point, said last week that “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined.” In saying this, Gates was repeating a dictum laid down by Douglas MacArthur after the Korean War, who urged the United States to avoid land wars in Asia. Given that the United States has fought four major land wars in Asia since World War II — Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq — none of which had...