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  • Bavaria orders Christian crosses to be hung at the entrance of ALL government buildings

    04/25/2018 8:09:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be hung at the entrance of all of its regional government buildings, it has emerged. The German state's government said the crosses should not be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern state's 'cultural identity and Christian-western influence'.

    04/25/2018 5:29:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 24, 2018 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    ‘Better to not rely on us,’ wrote Döpfner, regarding Germany providing military assistance to Israel, should she be in need. In an eye-popping commentary in the Die Welt newspaper last week, Mathias Döpfner, the pro-Israel CEO of the Axel Springer media conglomerate in Berlin, wrote that the Jewish state should no longer depend on Germany if it is attacked and its existence is on the line. Döpfner wrote that in the past, he would answer “Yes” to the inevitable question while visiting Israel about whether Germany would send weapons and soldiers if the Jewish state faced attacks that threatened its...
  • Bavaria to display crosses in all government buildings

    04/25/2018 6:45:51 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 25, 2108 | Theo Howard
    The German state's government said it would reflect its 'cultural identity and Christian-Western influence' Bavaria’s regional government has ordered crosses to be placed at the entrances of all state administrative buildings. The state’s conservative administration said that the crosses should reflect Bavaria’s “cultural identity and Christian-Western influence”. The decree was passed on Tuesday and won’t apply to federal government buildings in Bavaria. The predominantly Catholic state’s public schools and courtrooms are already obliged to display crosses at entrances. Bavaria is governed by the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian partners of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats who tend to be more...

    04/24/2018 4:01:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 109 replies ^ | 4/17/18 | Mike Jones
    These stunning images reveal the remains of a century old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as the day it sunk beneath waves in 1911.At 60 metres long and built in Leith, Scotland in 1897, ‘The Gunilda’ sunk after it struck some rocks and could not be saved. Now, these stunning images have been captured 107 years after the sinking when a small group of divers revisited the vessel. Becky Kagan Schott and her team dove an incredible 270 feet deep to reach the Gunilda and photograph her remains....
  • If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

    04/24/2018 5:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Michael Shellenberger
    Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines. People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will become. And yet that’s not what’s happening. In fact, it’s the opposite. Between 2009 and 2017, the price of solar panels per watt declined by 75 percent while the price of wind turbines per watt declined by 50 percent. And yet — during the same period — the price of electricity in...
  • 'Bin Laden bodyguard' on German welfare

    04/24/2018 8:16:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    A Tunisian man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden has lived in Germany since 1997 and gets €1,168 (£1,022) a month in welfare payments. The figure was revealed by a regional government, after the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) asked about the man, known as Sami A. German media have not reported the man's full name for privacy reasons. He denies jihadist links. Deportation to Tunisia was ruled out because of fears that he could be tortured there. At least three of the 9/11 suicide pilots were members of an al-Qaeda cell based in Hamburg, northern Germany. According to...
  • 'Bin Laden bodyguard' on German welfare

    04/24/2018 10:24:23 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 April 2018 | BBC
    A Tunisian man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden has lived in Germany since 1997 and gets €1,168 (£1,022) a month in welfare payments. The figure was revealed by a regional government, after the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) asked about the man, known as Sami A. German media have not reported the man's full name for privacy reasons. He denies jihadist links. Deportation to Tunisia was ruled out because of fears that he could be tortured there.
  • Jewish Council advises against wearing kippas in major German cities

    04/24/2018 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 24 April 2018 14:48 CEST+02:00
    The recent attack on two men wearing kippas in Berlin has alarmed the Central Jewish Council. On Tuesday its President, Josef Schuster, advised Germany’s Jews against wearing kippas in cities like Berlin or Munich. […] Jewish people living in Germany’s major cities should “wear a baseball cap or something else”, rather than the traditional Jewish head covering, Schuster suggested. Schuster warned that if open anti-Semitism is not countered, then democracy in Germany is in danger. “It is not just anti-Semitism; it is also racism and xenophobia. This requires a clear stop sign,” he said. Despite this warning, Schuster said in...
  • Desert Rat’s photo album charting unit’s journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

    04/23/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Postman Pat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 April 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.
  • Trump's revenge: US crude oil floods European markets in blow to OPEC and Russia

    04/24/2018 7:42:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 90 replies
    UK Express Finance News ^ | 4-24-18 | Darius McQuaid
    THE United States is flooding the European markets with record amounts crude oil as US producers seize on Russia and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to cut output resulting in soaring oil prices. US crude oil is seen as the cheaper option as the OPEC and Russia pact begins to bite after agreeing jointly to oil output jointly by 1.8million barrels per day (bpd) help rebalance the market and to help elevate the benchmark Brent prices. Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging US output, are making it harder to...
  • Germany Takes Extra 10,000 Migrants from UN Program to ‘Prevent Illegal Migration’

    04/24/2018 4:22:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the country will take in some 10,000 migrants who were selected by the United Nations’ refugee agency. Merkel said Monday during a meeting with the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, those 10,000 refugees were part of a resettlement program that Germany supports in an effort, “to prevent illegal migration and substitute it through legal opportunities.” It was not immediately clear which countries the migrants would come from.
  • German Jewish leader advises against skullcaps in cities (because of Muslims)

    04/24/2018 6:25:36 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2018 | Associated Press
    Germany's main Jewish leader says he would advise people visiting big cities against wearing Jewish skullcaps, following a street assault last week on two young men wearing them. The attack in Berlin, in which a 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker is a suspect, added to growing concern in Germany about anti-Semitism. Josef Schuster, the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, told broadcaster Radioeins Tuesday that wearing a skullcap is right in principle, but that he was advising individuals "against showing themselves openly with a kippa in a big-city setting in Germany, and wear a baseball cap or something else to cover...
  • Antisemitism ‘Also Has an Ugly Islamist Face,’ New German Government Commissioner Declares

    04/24/2018 4:37:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-24-18 | Ben Cohen
    Antisemitism ‘Also Has an Ugly Islamist Face,’ New German Government Commissioner Declares in Wake of Berlin Assault Cell phone video captured the moment an antisemitic assailant struck in Berlin. Photo: Screenshot The German government’s newly-appointed antisemitism commissioner has urged a renewed effort against anti-Jewish hatred within the country’s Muslim communities, following the shocking attack by three Arabic-speaking assailants on an Israeli man and his friend who were wearing kippot as they walked along a Berlin street on Tuesday. One of the assailants, a 19 year-old Syrian citizen, turned himself into police on Thursday as video of the incident — which...
  • Germans: A Minority By 2060

    04/24/2018 6:48:26 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 38 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 23 April 2018 | Robert Ossenblok
    Germans: A Minority By 2060 Germany has the highest percentage of immigrants of all the 27 EU members ... Germany’s Collapse In Frankfurt, one of the biggest cities in Germany, native Germans are already a minority. Yet that is only the start. Research shows us that by 2060, without migration, there will be less than 40 million native Germans left in total. By the end of the century, that number drops to just over 20 million. If Germany wishes to have enough immigrants to keep its population stable around 80 million, Germans will be a minority in their own country...
  • Merkel warns of 'different type of anti-Semitism' in Germany

    04/24/2018 4:35:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | Apr.23.2018 | Carlo Angerer
    "The fact that no kindergarten, no school, no synagogue can be left without police protection dismays us." MAINZ, Germany — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has denounced a "different type of anti-Semitism" that has taken root in her country. She also vowed to do everything possible to ensure the safety of Jews in Germany. "We have refugees now, for example, or people of Arab origin, who bring a different type of anti-Semitism into the country," Merkel said in an interview with Israel's Channel 10. "But unfortunately, anti-Semitism existed before this." Related Germany grapples with integration after opening its borders Merkel said...
  • Corpses on the Moors: A Vampire Graveyard in Northern Europe?

    07/02/2005 9:30:13 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 17 replies · 1,281+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 27, 2005 | Matthias Schulz
    A 2,600-year-old corpse has been discovered in the moors of northern Germany. It's not the only one. Such finds are frequent, but have posed an increasingly large riddle: Why were so many of the bodies victims of violence and dismemberment? Its blade plunging into the earth, the peat-cutting machine crept slowly through the Grosses Uchter Moor (Great Uchte Moor) in the northern German state of Lower Saxony. A worker stacked the sections of turf sliced free by the guillotine-like blade. Suddenly he paused, something having caught his eye. "What's this? An old leather jacket?" It wasn't. In fact, what the...
  • Bog Mummy Mistaken For Murder Victim (Germany)

    06/28/2005 10:10:18 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,191+ views
    The Discovery Channel ^ | 6-27-2005 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Bog Mummy Mistaken for Murder Victim By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News June 27, 2005— The body of a teenage girl thought to be the victim of foul play has turned out to be one of Germany's oldest and best-preserved mummies, German archaeologists announced at a press conference last week.Bog Mummy's Hand Found in September 2000 in a peat bog in the town of Uchte, in Lower Saxony, the corpse was first examined by the police homicide unit. Though it had been fragmented by the peat machine, the body appeared to belong to a teenage girl. Investigators thought it could be...
  • Watch: Arab assaulted for wearing kippah explains his motives

    04/22/2018 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/4/18
    Arab youth assaulted in Berlin for wearing a kippah explains why he wore it, says bystanders' indifference was 'the worst.'
  • Trump hosts French president for 1st state visit

    04/22/2018 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | Apr 22, 2018 | ABC News
    Their relationship began with a show of machismo –- an extended, white-knuckle handshake on their first meeting last year in Belgium. Emmanuel Macron had reportedly studied Donald Trump’s style of domineering power-grabbing handshakes, apparently prepared to avoid being outdone by his counterpart. Instead, it was President Trump who at one point in the 5-second-long handshake attempted to withdraw his hand from Macron's firm grasp. The maneuver marked the start of what has become a close partnership between the two leaders, who recently joined forces along with the United Kingdom to strike Syria earlier this month. "It's no secret that President...
  • EU and Mexico agree new free trade pact

    04/21/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 21, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop
    The European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on Saturday on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States under President Donald Trump. Since its plans for a trade alliance with the United States were frozen after Trump’s election victory, the EU has focused instead on trying to champion open markets and seal accords with other like-minded countries. The agreement in principle with Mexico follows a deal struck last year with Japan and comes ahead of talks next week with the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and...