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  • Lidl to establish regional distribution center in Georgia, create 250 jobs

    06/26/2017 7:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 26, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    German grocer Lidl said Monday that it will establish a $100 million regional headquarter and distribution center in Cartersville, GA, creating 250 jobs over the next five years. It's the company's fourth such center in the U.S. The news comes as Lidl announced four new store openings on July 13. Two stores will be located in Virginia, and the other two in North Carolina. Lidl opened its first 10 stores on June 15 across Virginia and the Carolinas. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT, +1.82% is down nearly 9% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index SPX,...
  • Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media

    06/25/2017 9:09:43 AM PDT · by Salman · 87 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2017 | David Shimer
    BERLIN — In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism. ... The raids come as Germans are debating the draft of a new social media law aimed at cracking down on hate speech, a measure that an array of experts said was unconstitutional at a parliamentary hearing on Monday. ... According to Mr. Mihr, Germany’s current instruments for persecuting hate speech, as demonstrated by Tuesday’s raids, are working. “The raid shows that we don’t need this...
  • New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services [Germany]

    06/24/2017 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 June 2017 09:32 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype. Amid the wave of jihadist attacks in Europe, German lawmakers voted in favor of the law designed “to reinforce the effectiveness of criminal procedures”. German investigators will now be able to insert into users’ cellphones and computers spy software (or a “Trojan horse”) to access data in encrypted message services such as popular applications WhatsApp and Skype, including as part of criminal investigations. Up to now, such surveillance tools were not authorized...
  • German Defence Commissioner Vows: ‘In the End There Will Be a European Army’

    06/25/2017 5:40:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    As negotiations between Britain and the EU over Brexit get underway, a senior German politician has declared that a “European Army” is inevitable. Hans-Peter Bartels, the parliamentary commissioner for the Armed Forces, insisted: “In the end, there will be a European Army.” Bartel alleged the age-old system of national armies accountable to national governments was “disorganised, technically fragmented and duplicate structures unnecessarily”. He claimed Europe’s peoples “do not want to go down the solitary national path anymore. Not in Germany, not in the Netherlands, not in the Czech Republic and not in Italy.”
  • Why Germany Is Once Again a Threat to the West

    06/25/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Nikolaas de Jong
    [I]t is important to point out that the popular image both of Angela Merkel and of modern Germany is deeply flawed. Because far from representing a negation -- or a misguided attempt at negation -- of past German policies and attitudes, the modern German mentality is in many ways a mutation or an update of the same mentality that has guided Germany since the eighteenth century, and especially since the unification of the country in 1870. Let us begin with the more obvious parallel: German support for further European integration. Despite all the German talk about subordinating narrow national interests...
  • Germany Admits 75 Percent of Refugees Will Be on Public Dole for Life

    06/24/2017 7:06:47 AM PDT · by Oatka · 42 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | June 23, 2017 | Geller Report Staff
    Germany’s refugees — and there are many — will by and large be on the public dole for life, according to a new study provided labor officials. For the rest? Public assistance and taxpayer benefits would be their lifetime reward, he said. From the Express: “The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) found only 45 per cent of Syrian refugees in Germany have a school-leaving certificate and 23 per cent a college degree. “It said 484,000 of the refugees are looking for work, up from 322,000 last July — an increase of 50 per cent. “Of those, 178,500 are officially unemployed,...
  • Refugee reality: Germany admits 75% face long-term unemployment and life on benefits

    06/24/2017 6:51:31 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 30 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | SIMON OSBORNE
    THREE quarters of Germany’s refugees will be long-term unemployed and claiming benefits for years, it was admitted today. Aydan Özoğuz, commissioner for immigration, refugees and integration, told the Financial Times that only a quarter to a third of the newcomers would enter the labour market over the next five years, and “for many others we will need up to 10”. The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) found only 45 per cent of Syrian refugees in Germany have a school-leaving certificate and 23 per cent a college degree. Statistics from the Federal Labour Agency show the employment rate among refugees stands...
  • Chancellor Merkel is opening gamescom for the first time

    06/22/2017 6:07:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 6 replies
    Gamescom ^ | June 22, 2017 | Staff
    Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will open gamescom, the world’s largest event for computer and video games, for the first time on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 in Cologne. This was announced today jointly by Koelnmesse, organiser of gamescom, and the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) as gamescom sponsor. “We consider it a great honour and a sign of recognition that Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will this year participate in the opening tour of gamescom”, says Felix Falk, Managing Director of the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU). “The visit of Dr. Merkel underlines the importance of...
  • Newspaper Editor: Muslims Who Went on Anti-Terrorism March Are ‘Uncle Toms’ (Germany)

    06/22/2017 8:31:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    German newspaper editor Jakob Augstein, who has been identified as an anti-Semite by some groups in the past, wrote that Muslims in Germany who attended an anti-terror protest in Cologne are “Uncle Toms”. Mr. Augstein wrote that the Muslims in Germany were being “told” by the German government to demonstrate against Islamic State terrorism. Those who showed up to the failed Cologne anti-terror march over the weekend were doing the bidding of their “German overseers”, he wrote in a column for Der Spiegel. 10,000 demonstrators were hoped for over the weekend in the Cologne anti-terror march, but fewer than 2,000...
  • Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media

    06/22/2017 7:59:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jun. 20, 2017 | David Shimer
    BERLIN — In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism. Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office, whose officers conducted home searches and interrogations. But the raids also targeted two people accused of left-wing extremist content, as well as one person accused of making threats or harassment based on someone’s sexual orientation. “The still high incidence of punishable hate posting shows a need for police action,” Holger...
  • German Senior Defense Official: ‘In the End, There Will Be a European Army’

    06/20/2017 3:49:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 73 replies
    A German senior defense official called for a European Army on Monday. Hans-Peter Bartels, the German national defense commissioner, “called for Nato’s EU members to organise [sic] their militaries into a single force”. This single force would be wholly detrimental to the sovereignty of individual nation-states and would effectively squash any sort of justified or necessary overthrow of an EU member’s governmental system, perhaps it would even inhibit other “–exit”’s.
  • On the Agenda of the Hamburg Left: Anthrax for the AfD

    06/19/2017 8:18:32 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 15, Jun, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    On the Agenda of the Hamburg Left: Anthrax for the AfD Posted on June 19, 2017 by Baron Bodissey Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this brief report from Zuerst.de: Left-wing extremism: Anthrax threat against Hamburger AfD faction June 15, 2017 Hamburg. The left-radical propaganda and threats of violence against non-conforming opinions are always more frightening. The target of the most recent threat: the Hamburg chapter of the AfD [Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany]. Left-wing extremist opponents of the G20 sent a threatening letter to the faction and announced the sending of “anthrax letters”. The chairman for Hamburg...
  • Germany Says 100 Million African Refugees Could Head North

    06/19/2017 5:37:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 111 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/18/2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    German Development Minister Gerd Muller warned Sunday that up to 100 million Africans could head north as economic and climate refugees. Germany is making a push to promote peace and investment in Africa at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July. Muller believes unprecedented migrant populations could head for Europe if climate goals aren’t met and the economic outlook in Africa remains the same. “If we continue as before, people in many parts of Africa have no other chance than to get to us,” Muller, a member of the Christian Social Union, told German tabloid Bild am Sonntag. “If we...
  • Germany: Police Powerless Against Middle Eastern Crime Gangs

    06/19/2017 6:05:42 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Valubit.com ^ | Soeren Kern
    • Observers have surmised that the real reason for the judge’s leniency was that he feared his family might be subjected to retribution from the clan.• “In their concept of masculinity, only power and force matter; if someone is humane and civil, this is considered a weakness. In clan structures, in tribal culture everywhere in the world, ethics are confined to the clan itself. Everything outside the clan is enemy territory.” — Ralph Ghadban, Lebanese-German political scientist and leading expert on Middle Eastern clans in Germany.• “The state promotes organized crime with taxpayer money.” — Tom Schreiber, a member of...
  • Oldest German Diocese to Close 96% of Parishes

    06/17/2017 3:32:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    1P5 ^ | June 16, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    Bishop Stephan Ackermann of the Diocese of Trier, in Germany, has announced that the diocese will be closing almost all of its parishes. From Gloria.tv: Trier diocese, the oldest in Germany, will dissolve its 903 parishes and reduce them to 35, liberal Bishop Stephan Ackermann (54) explained on Friday during an information meeting of the diocese in Trier. He spoke of a “crisis”.Ackermann admitted that the new parishes will have nothing in common with the traditional ones “but the name”. Trier is the birthplace of Karl Marx. A Feature, Not a BugFor most Catholics in the English-speaking world, there...
  • Trump hails former German Chancellor Kohl as friend, ally, EU advocate

    06/17/2017 12:28:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Y Net News ^ | June 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl died Friday at age 87. His legacy includes reuniting Germany after the Cold War and helping to create the continent's common currency, the euro. US President Donald Trump says Kohl was a "friend and ally" to the United States as he led Germany through 16 pivotal years.....
  • Germany: Muslim Migrant with Four Wives and 23 Children Receives $390,000 a Year in Benefits

    06/16/2017 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Oct 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    For his part, Ghazia claims he would “like to work” but his familial burdens make it impossible.
  • Germany opens its first 'liberal' mosque: Women, men, Sunni, Shiite, straight and gay [tr]

    06/16/2017 12:49:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2017 | Joe Sheppard
    A 'liberal mosque' where all Muslims can pray together regardless of their gender, sexuality or branch of Islam has opened in Germany. The Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque, which is housed inside a Protestant church in Berlin, is the first of its kind in the country. Sunni and Shiite believers are encouraged to preach alongside one another and women will not be allowed to wear veils.
  • In Wurst Case, German Sausage Seller Prepared to go to jail

    06/16/2017 11:56:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KOB4 ^ | June 16, 2017
    A German snack bar owner is preparing for the worst — or is it wurst — in a spat with authorities over the sale of sausages at a highway rest stop. Christina Wagner has been battling to sell bratwursts by the Autobahn near the town of Rodaborn for years. Authorities refused to give Wagner a permit to operate at the site, so she passes sausages to her customers through a fence from an adjacent lot.
  • Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl dead at 87

    06/16/2017 8:48:58 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 16 June 2017 | foreign staff
    Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl has died