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Germany (News/Activism)

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  • Germany's sick man of Europe economy 'could pull the plug on the EU'

    05/18/2024 8:27:06 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    Daily Express ^ | May 18 | Story by Jasmine Birtles
    Germany's self-inflicted economic problems have been much in the news in the last couple of years. Having eschewed cheap fossil fuels for 'green' energy sources, the manufacturing powerhouse of Europe has fallen into recession, seen a slowdown in growth, a decline in exports, and a widening trade deficit. Of course, the country's move away from fossil fuels is not the only reason for its economic problems. Other factors include a global economic slowdown affecting its exports, the Ukraine war cutting off supplies of cheap gas, trade tensions, and domestic challenges such as a decline in investment and a shortage of...
  • NJ Mayor to Newsmax: Wildwood Would Love to Have Trump Back

    05/14/2024 4:07:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:35 PM EDT | James Morley III | Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:35 PM EDT
    The Mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey, Ernie Troiano, Jr., told Newsmax on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump's Saturday rally was well received by the oceanfront community and Wildwood would "love to have him come back." On Saturday, Trump spoke before an enthusiastic crowd in the deep blue state of New Jersey. While estimates vary on the official numbers, Troiano said it was easily larger than the 40,000 they get at many music festivals. Trump made sure to praise his hosts on Saturday telling the crowd, "Millions of people in so-called blue states are joining our movement based on love,...
  • More narrative collapse: Fewer than one-in-five Ukrainian ‘refugees’ living in Germany are working, because it’s simply ‘not worth it’

    05/14/2024 1:26:45 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2024 | Olivia Murray
    Is it just me, or do “Germany” and “socialism” not belong in the same sentence? Frankly, socialism doesn’t belong anywhere except an encyclopedia, to serve as an example of an “idiot plot” (along with communism). Useful terminology for your every day life: — Moose (@LitMoose) April 27, 2024 Yet, it seems like if history were any consideration, Germany would make a concerted effort to distance itself from the political ideology—but alas, too many in this “information age” don’t really know much about anything. (In George Santayana’s purported words, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”)...
  • Portugal is no longer a problem for Europe

    05/13/2024 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    El Pais ^ | 13 May 2024 | Terexia Constenla
    The economy is experiencing a golden moment thanks to exports and tourism after cleaning up its accounts. But the country has paid a price in migration of qualified workers and reduction of public services. Ten years after the departure of the “men in black” — the international managers of the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank who cleaned up Portugal’s accounts with a machete, the country has emerged as the most diligent student in southern Europe. In 2023, for the first time, public debt fell below 100% of GDP (it stood at 98.7%) and there was a...
  • A wargame simulated a 2nd Trump presidency. It concluded NATO would collapse.

    05/13/2024 7:16:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 12, 2024 | Michael Peck
    If Donald Trump wins a second term in the White House in November, NATO may fall apart, a recent wargame found. As a presidential candidate, Trump has threatened to quit NATO unless European allies contribute more, and should he carry it out Europe may decide to go it alone on defense, the game suggests. "A US policy of frustrating NATO has the potential to cause the alliance to collapse, with the EU as a candidate for eventually replacing NATO's ultimate function — defending Europe from Russia," wrote Finley Grimble, the British defense expert who designed and ran the game. The...
  • Germany may introduce conscription for all 18-year-olds

    05/11/2024 3:05:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 May 2024 | Jörg Luyken
    Germany is considering introducing conscription for all 18-year-olds, as it looks to boost its troop numbers in the face of Russian military aggression. Military planners in Berlin are in the final stages of discussing three options, two of which involve a form of conscription, according to leaked plans reported in the German media. Boris Pistorius, the defence minister, is set to go public with the official plans by June. In one of the options being discussed, Germany would bring back a compulsory military year for young men once they turn 18, which was suspended in 2011, and apply it to...
  • As Europe Deindustrializes: Is it Undergoing Economic Suicide

    05/11/2024 6:52:36 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 26 replies ^ | May 11, 2024 | Charles Rotter
    In an illuminating piece by Tilak Doshi on Forbes, the economic trajectory of Europe under the weight of its environmental policies is critically analyzed. Doshi paints a stark picture of what he describes as a self-inflicted wound to Europe’s industrial base, driven by stringent regulations and a shift away from reliable energy sources. “Voltaire famously said that ‘common sense is not so common.’ Nowhere is this adage more relevant than in the field of energy policies in the European Union. These policies are most vigorously pursued in Germany—Europe’s industrial powerhouse—since it adopted the Energiewende legislation in 2010. The ‘green’ regulations...
  • 1972 Munich Madness in 2024 America-Memories of the Munichian candidate

    05/07/2024 5:21:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 7, 2024 | Lloyd Billingsley
    On May 1, Christopher Scalia tweeted side-by-side photos of a masked protester standing over a banner reading Hind’s Hall and a masked terrorist striking the same pose on a balcony. Scalia captioned the photos “Manhattan 2024 meets Munich 1972,” a perfectly legitimate parallel that could stand an update.On September 5, 1972, at the Olympic Games in Munich, Palestinian terrorists of the Black September faction, disguised as athletes, forced their way into the quarters of the Israeli Olympic team. Weightlifter Yossef Romano, on crutches due to an injury, attempted to disarm a terrorist but was shot dead and castrated, a mutilation...
  • Poison cloud over Berlin It burns at weapon manufacturer Diehl (google translate)

    05/03/2024 7:02:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    BZ-berlin ^ | 5-3-24 | Dirk Böttger , Matthias Lukashevich and Axel Lier
    Big fire in a factory in Berlin-Lichterfelde! The fire department warns of poison smoke! Adrian Wentzel, spokesman for the Berlin Fire Department and on site at the scene of the fire: "The building is now burning completely on four floors. Part of the building has already collapsed. We are only extinguishing the fire from the outside. The fire can no longer be brought under control from the inside." Diehl Metall is part of the German Diehl group of companies, and its subsidiary Diehl Defense (a partner of the German Armed Forces) also has a branch in the street. The company...
  • May Day ‘revelers’ in Germany torch a fleet of Amazon trucks, pelt cops with eggs and stones

    05/02/2024 10:44:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2024 | Olivia Murray
    “Mostly peaceful” has been eclipsed as the most ludicrous euphemism for violence and anarchy by a newly-coined German invention: “mostly trouble-free.” Yes seriously—that’s how German police and media described the chaos of April 30th, or the night before May Day, where “protesters” hurled eggs and rocks at law enforcement and masked agitators “torched” a fleet of Amazon delivery trucks. Here’s the story, from a report out at Breitbart News yesterday:Berlin Police deployed 3,100 officers overnight in Berlin and despite some clashes and incidents of thrown eggs and stones, Die Welt notes the force said the five protests city-wide were ‘mostly...
  • German Chancellor Scholz says Islamist rally will be met with 'consequences'

    04/30/2024 10:54:57 AM PDT · by MeganC · 13 replies
    Euronews ^ | 30 April 2024 | Euronews Staff
    More than 1,000 people participated in the demonstration in Hamburg on Saturday, with some calling for the establishment of a caliphate. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said that there will be “consequences” after a large Islamist rally in Hamburg raised alarm over the weekend. More than 1,000 people demonstrated in the northern German city, with some holding posters calling for the imposition of Sharia law and the establishment of a caliphate. The demonstration was linked to the "Muslim Interactive" group, which Germany's domestic intelligence services classify as an extremist organisation. At a press conference alongside the prime minister of Montenegro,...
  • Protesters Call for Islamic State in Germany: ‘Caliphate Is the Solution’

    04/29/2024 5:56:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 29, 2024 | Isabel Keane
    Thousands of protesters marched through Hamburg over the weekend calling for an Islamic state in Germany and clutching signs that declared, “Caliphate is the solution.” Videos of the Saturday rally showed demonstrators chanting “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” and carrying copies of the local tabloid newspaper, Bild, with stories about Islam that had been smeared with red paint. The demonstration was organized by the controversial group Muslim Interaktiv, which is currently being investigated by Hamburg’s domestic intelligence for “extremism,” according to The Telegraph. The group’s leader, Joe Adade Boateng, declared Germany needed a “righteous caliphate” to rectify the misrepresentation...
  • Schoolchildren are converting to Islam 'out of fear' in German schools: Study warns Christians feel they are outsiders and are desperate to try and fit in since huge migrant influx

    04/23/2024 7:55:04 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 04/23/2024 | MIRIAM KUEPPER
    Schoolchildren are converting to Islam in German schools as Christian students feel like outsiders and are desperate to try and fit in, a new study has warned. 'More and more parents of German children are turning to counselling centres because the Christian children want to convert so that they are no longer outsiders at school,' a state security officer told German tabloid Bild.A study by the Criminal Research Institute of Lower Saxony found that 67.8 per cent of the surveyed students believe that the Koran is 'more important' than the laws in Germany. Nearly half of them (45.6 per cent)...
  • 4 Arrested for Alleged Nazi Tribute Outside Hitler's Birthplace in Austria

    04/23/2024 4:59:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2024
    The group of Germans posed for photos, with one performing a Hitler salute, police sayFour Germans were caught laying white roses in memory of Adolf Hitler at the house where the Nazi dictator was born in western Austria on the anniversary of his birth, and one gave a Hitler salute as they posed for photos, police said Monday. Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau am Inn. After lengthy wrangling over the future of the house where he was born, work started last year on turning it into a police station — a project meant to make it...
  • German spy agency seeks more powers amid Russia's suspected financing of far right

    04/22/2024 10:20:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies
    REUTERS ^ | April 22, 2024 | Sarah Marsh
    Germany's domestic spy agency urged Berlin on Monday to give it more powers to monitor financial flows amid growing concerns over potential Russian financing of regional far-right parties ahead of European parliamentary elections. While Germany's interior ministry said in February it was working on adapting existing legislation to this effect, the issue has gained fresh urgency following a report that a lawmaker for the far-right Alternative for Germany party had received money from a pro-Russian news portal. "I would hope to have more authority" to monitor financial developments, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency Thomas Haldenwang told a news...
  • EU announces new sanctions on Israelis

    04/19/2024 6:56:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/24
    The European Council decided today to list four persons and two entities under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. "The listed individuals and entities are responsible for serious human rights abuses against Palestinians, including torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and for the violation of right to property and to private and family life of Palestinians in the West Bank," the EU stated. "The listed entities are Lehava, a radical right-wing Jewish supremacist group, and Hilltop Youth, a radical youth group consisting of members known for violent acts against Palestinians and their villages in the...
  • Speaker Johnson Unveils Scheme to Bring Ukraine Vote to House Floor

    04/15/2024 7:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) unveiled a gambit to burst a legislative logjam and unleash a four-vote flood including a standalone vote on tens of billions in American taxpayer aid to Ukraine. The plan appears to exploit the sense of urgency in Congress for sending aid to Israel in the wake of Iranian missile attacks in a scheme to bypass Republican animosity towards continuing to fund Ukraine’s war against Russia. Johnson unveiled his plan to his colleagues during a Monday night House Republican Conference meeting. His plan is to hold a single vote on a rule — the product specifying which...
  • Germany: No Driving on Weekends?

    04/15/2024 6:54:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2024 | David Strom
    Nut Zero strikes again. The German Transport Minister is bowing to the inevitable: Net Zero laws in Germany must be changed. Unless they are, driving on weekends will have to be banned. Germans were warned weekend driving may be banned to meet 'net zero ' targets.A corresponding reduction in traffic performance would only be possible through restrictive measures that are difficult to communicate to the population, such as nationwide and indefinite driving bans on…— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) April 15, 2024Volker Wissing, a member of the minority Free Democratic Party--a center/center-right party in Germany that often holds the balance of...
  • Germany Parliament Speaker Repeated Tehran ‘Propaganda’ by Blaming Israel for Iran Missile Attack, Critics, Faces Calls to Resign

    04/15/2024 7:17:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/2024 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    The Vice-President of Germany’s parliament has faced calls to step down after she said Israel “provoked” Iran’s enormous missile attack on Sunday. Aydan Özoğuz, a Turkish-heritage left-wing politician of Germany’s SPD (Social Democrat) party, who now serves as the nation’s Bundestag Vice-President (parliament deputy speaker) faced a barrage of criticism from politicians and Jewish groups after she wrote Israel had provoked the Iranian missile and drone strike. Critics have called for political “consequences” for the comments and its subsequent retraction and non-apology, for her to resign, with some even sardonically noting Özoğuz’s previously publicised familial links to Islamic extremism.
  • Migrants Committed the Majority of Serious Crimes in This German City

    04/11/2024 7:26:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/11/24 | Catherine Salgado
    Crime statistics out of one German city illustrate just how destructive illegal immigration is to Western society. It is very difficult to find honest data on illegal alien crimes in America, though Texas data shows hundreds of thousands of migrant-committed crimes. Recent data from the German city of Frankfurt, however, illustrates just how terribly illegal migration can transform a Western society. Not only did “foreigners” commit a majority of crimes in Frankfurt, they committed 100% of serious sexual crimes, according to an English-language Magyar Nemzet piece on German Bild newspaper’s report.More than half of Frankfurt’s suspects in serious crimes are...