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  • German weapons makers profiting from Korea tensions

    08/15/2017 9:48:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    DW, Germany ^ | Rodion Ebbighausen | 14.08.2017
    The German cruise missile Taurus KEPD-350 has a lot of demand in South Korea. The nearly 1,000-kilogram high-tech weapon made by an eponymous German firm, Taurus Systems, has a range of almost 500 kilometers. It has been specifically designed to penetrate highly capable air defense systems in low-altitude flight. The weapon is capable of both hitting deep underground bunkers as well as destroying large surface areas. South Korea's significance for Taurus, based in Germany's Bavaria state, is seen by the fact that the company set up a representative office in Seoul in 2014. In October 2016, 177 cruise missiles were...
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel Doubles Refugee Intake, Claims Europe Can ‘Cope’ With More Migrants

    08/15/2017 7:05:49 PM PDT · by Oatka · 55 replies
    Truth Revolt via Pamela Geller ^ | Aug 11, 2017 | Vijeta Uniyal
    Merkel is hellbent on destroying the whole of Europe. Not only is she succeeding, she’s not finished. Will the German people vote for more of these destructive, suicidal policies? If they do, then they are beyond hope. Europe Can ‘Cope’ With More Migrants, Merkel Claims German Chancellor pushes for an EU-wide migrant relocation plan. August 11, 2017, By Vijeta Uniyal, Truth Revolt: Having learned nothing from her past mistakes, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel called upon the EU to double its refugee intake. “Merkel willing to resettle more refugees,” reports Germany’s most-read newspaper, Die Welt. “The EU can cope with twice...
  • Talking to a German reveals Leftism’s cognitive dissonance

    08/15/2017 3:54:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | 8-14-2017 | Bookworm
    I spoke this morning with a friend who lives in Germany. Unsolicited, the friend (who assumed, as Leftists always do, given my socio-economic status, that I am a Leftist too) began to trash Trump. I got the usual litany: Trump will kill Americans because he refuses to save Obamacare; Trump will kill Americans and Koreans because he's threatening repercussions if Kim Jong-Un engages in an overtly aggressive act against the US or its territories; and Trump will kill the entire world because he withdrew from the (meaningless, but expensive) Paris Accords. How in the world could Americans elect the racist,...
  • Merkel condemns 'disgusting' far-right violence in US

    08/14/2017 8:38:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies ^ | 14 August 2017 13:56 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday slammed as “disgusting” the role of white supremacists in a violent protest in Virginia and an “evil attack” against counter-demonstrators that left one woman dead, her spokesman said. In sharply worded remarks, Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert expressed shock at the weekend rally by Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists in Charlottesville. “The scenes at the right-wing extremist march were absolutely repulsive — naked racism, anti-Semitism and hate in their most evil form were on display,” he told reporters. “Such images and chants are disgusting wherever they may be and they are diametrically...
  • Angela Merkel calling for more Muslim migrants

    08/14/2017 7:35:45 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 38 replies
    Angela Merkel wants more migrants. “Echoing her ‘wir schaffen das’ [‘we can do this’] mantra from the beginning of the migrant crisis,” Merkel is pushing for the EU to take in 40 thousand more migrants. The “migrant mayhem” because of Merkel’s reckless immigration policy has not fazed her, since the public backlash against her seems to have subsided. Back in February, Merkel “urged Europe to take in more refugees and said Islam is ‘not the source of terror.'” Only three months before that, however, Merkel did a complete u-turn in response to embarrassing electoral defeats and threats to her power....
  • Facebook to hire 500 workers in Essen to delete hate speech [Germany]

    08/12/2017 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 9 August 2017 16:56 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Social media giant Facebook said on Wednesday that a second center in Germany committed to deleting hateful or violent content will be set up in Essen by fall. Facebook announced on Wednesday that a center in Essen dedicated to deleting hate speech and similar content punishable by law will hire 500 people and launch in the autumn. The first Facebook center in Germany dedicated to deleting criminal or offensive content on the site was set up in Berlin, and will be increasing their staff to 700. […] The law passed by the Bundestag (German parliament) in June requires sites like...
  • Gender 'pay gap' exists even among German children, study finds [?!?]

    08/10/2017 9:23:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 10 August 2017 11:13 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    A new survey shows that even when it comes to young children, boys typically get more money than girls from their parents and as gifts. The Children Media Study released on Tuesday shows that each of the country’s 7.17 million kids between the ages of four and thirteen earn several hundred euros in pocket money and gifts each year. But the survey of around 2,000 children and guardians also found a gap between what boys and girls receive. While preschool aged girls earned €17 a month on average, boys of the same age earned €20 a month — nearly 18...
  • Hate crimes against homosexuals on the rise in Germany

    08/10/2017 10:21:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.09.2017 | Carla Bleiker
    The number of crimes against gays and lesbians in Germany has increased by almost a third in the past year. Is a lack of action by politicians, police and schools to blame? German parliament, the Bundestag, may have passed a bill to allow gay marriage in June, but that doesn’t mean that homosexuals are automatically accepted in all parts of German society. Information revealed Wednesday by the German Interior Ministry shows that the number of crimes committed against homosexuals and bisexuals has in fact risen significantly in 2017. In the first half of this year, from January 1 to July...
  • Pregnant woman loses baby — and waits four hours in hospital for help [Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany]

    08/10/2017 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 10 August 2017 15:40 CEST+02:00
    After four hours of waiting in hospital, a pregnant woman in Bavaria was examined, only to find out that she had lost her baby. The 37-year-old woman who was three months pregnant had intended to go grocery shopping with her husband before she realized she was bleeding heavily about two weeks ago, the Münchner Merkur reported on Thursday. “We were so shocked that we drove to the emergency room without hesitation,” the pregnant woman’s husband told the Merkur. But the couple had no idea that it would be four hours until they’d even see a doctor at the hospital in...
  • Lower Saxony set to ban Islamic face veils in schools [Germany]

    08/05/2017 10:16:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 4 August 2017 16:29 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    The case of a Muslim pupil refusing to remove her niqab triggered debate in Lower Saxony. Now a new law may mean that full-face Islamic veils will no longer be allowed in state schools. The state of Lower Saxony is expected to announce a ban on face veils such as burqas and niqabs in schools in August, following a unanimous decision by the state parliament on Thursday to amend current education policies, reports the Branschweiger Zeitung. A niqab covers the whole body except for a slit for the eyes, whereas a burqa fully covers the body including the eyes. The...
  • As old hatreds shatter EU harmony... no wonder Poland's demanding billions from Germany (tr)

    08/04/2017 8:12:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/03/2017 | Dominic Sandbrook
    The scene is a German town called Gleiwitz close to the Polish border. Here, on the night of August 31, 1939, a small group of Nazi intelligence agents, dressed in Polish uniforms, burst into a German radio station. There they broadcast anti-German messages in Polish before dumping the bodies of prisoners they had just hauled out of the Dachau concentration camp, who had been made up to resemble Polish saboteurs then shot and mutilated to make identification impossible. A few hours later, Adolf Hitler rose in the Reichstag and announced that the Gleiwitz incident — which he, entirely deceitfully, blamed...
  • Germany: Muslim Biker Gang Vows to "Protect" Fellow Muslims

    07/31/2017 10:38:56 AM PDT · by Oatka · 42 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | July 31, 2017 | Soeren Kern
    Police warn of spiraling vigilantism, parallel Islamic legal system Muslim vigilantes enforcing Islamic justice have become increasingly common in Germany. The government's inability or unwillingness to stop them has led to the rise of anti-Muslim counter-vigilantes. Germany's BfV intelligence agency, in its latest annual report, warned that an escalating action-reaction cycle could result in open warfare on German streets. The self-appointed "Sharia Police" urged both Muslim and non-Muslim passersby to attend mosques and to refrain from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, gambling, music, pornography and prostitution. In November 2016, the Wuppertal District Court ruled that the Islamists did not break German law...
  • Germany urges EU countermeasures against U.S. over Russia sanctions

    07/31/2017 7:54:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2017 | Stefanie Loos
    BERLIN (Reuters) - New sanctions against Russia proposed by U.S. lawmakers and which could harm European firms violate international law and the European Commission should consider counter-measures, the German economy minister was quoted on Monday as saying. "We consider this as being against international law, plain and simple," Brigitte Zypries told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain. "Of course we don't want a trade war. But it is important the European Commission now looks into countermeasures." The German government and business leaders have said the new sanctions passed this month by the U.S. House of Representatives could prevent German companies from...
  • US Bill On Anti-Russian Sanctions Contravenes International Law (Sanctions Backfire Alert)

    07/30/2017 7:21:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    TASS ^ | 07/31/2017 | TASS
    The new US bill on anti-Russian sanctions will affect European countries cooperating with Russia in the energy sector, and, therefore, these restrictive measures can ultimately run counter to international law, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, said in an interview with the newspapers, which are part of Germany’s Funke media group, published on Monday. "We believe this is a violation of international law," the minister said referring to the fact that the fresh sanctions may restrict companies’ activities in the EU. "America cannot fine German companies for doing business in another country," she said. "According to Zypries,...
  • Iranian Expat in Germany: “The Country is Being Islamized”

    07/29/2017 6:33:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna | 29 Jul, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    After yesterday’s knife jihad attack in Hamburg, an Iranian expat who has lived in Germany for more than thirty years recorded a video message to Chancellor Angela Merkel. In it the Persian woman expresses her bitter anger over Frau Merkel’s “welcome refugees” policy, which is flooding Germany with exactly the same Islamic violence and persecution that she fled from all those decades ago. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
  • One dead, four wounded in knife attack at Hamburg supermarket

    07/28/2017 10:15:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/28/17 | Justin Huggler
    One person was killed and four wounded in a knife attack in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg on Friday, the city's police said. The man ran into a supermarket in the Barmbek neighbourhood and attacked customers with a knife at around 3pm local time (2pm). "He struck out at customers without warning. There are one dead and several injured," Heike Uhde, a police spokeswoman said. The perpetrator escaped from the scene but was found half an hour later by police and arrested. he was seen covered in blood being driven away in a police car. German...
  • Germany defends performance of crashed Tiger helicopter in Mali

    07/27/2017 8:52:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2017 | Andrea Shalal
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's defense ministry on Thursday defended the performance of its Tiger helicopters as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali amid indications that Wednesday's deadly crash of one of the aircraft was due to technical factors. Two crew members were killed when one of Germany's four Tiger helicopters crashed in the West African nation's desert north on Wednesday, but there were no signs that it was downed by an attack, German officials said. It was the first deadly accident involving Germany's Tiger helicopters. Two crew members escaped with minor injuries during an earlier crash in 2013...
  • Furious German town meeting begs rape relief from uncaring mayor

    07/27/2017 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    Israel National News ^ | July 12, 2017 | Mordechai Sones
    A video of a German town meeting in which the new German reality dawns on desperate citizens has been revealed by conservative commentator Amy Mek via social media. In it, one may discern the watershed moment when the bureaucratic leadership breaks news to the incensed constituency that the familiar concepts of German sovereignty, borders, and culture no longer form the stabilizing center of government priority that had kept them safe in the past. From the video it is apparent that until this town meeting, the citizens in it still believed, perhaps logically, that their government exists to protect them, their...
  • What Living Conditions Are Like For Syrian Refugees In Berlin

    07/27/2017 12:36:10 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/1/16 | VICE News Tonight on HBO
    Video of the situation of refugees in Germany.
  • Tsunami to Hit Germany: Five Auto Companies Admit to Illegal Cartel

    07/25/2017 8:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies ^ | July 24, 2017 | Mike Shedlock
    Unmasking an Illegal Cartel The  German auto scandal just got much bigger according to a new report by the Spiegel.Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and Porsche colluded in all aspects of diesel technology.Effectively, the five corporations acted as one via a series of secret working groups that met several times a year.The Spiegel broke the story with its report on the Auto Syndicate Scandal.The story is in German, and it’s also behind a pay wall. Eurointelligence has a nice Email report. Spiegel magazine has an absolutely shocking account of a cartel between the five motor companies – VW, Daimler, BMM, Porsche,...