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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

Merkel's supporters getting properly owned by a Polish journalist on the mess she has made in Europe. Even Syrian Christians won't stay in Poland as they would get more money from the German state...

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The arrest occured on 5th July.

Not sure why it took so long for her to protest.

Maybe because Merkel reads The Local?
The first report about a protest by Merkel about this arrest was on 18th July ; you believe less than two weeks is too long?

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Old 02.09.2017, 18:28
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The first report about a protest by Merkel about this arrest was on 18th July ; you believe less than two weeks is too long?

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In which case it's old news.
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Merkel's supporters getting properly owned by a Polish journalist on the mess she has made in Europe. Even Syrian Christians won't stay in Poland as they would get more money from the German state...
In my humble opinion it has to do with the way this institutional category called political asylum is seen, these days - as a natural right, a mass phenomenon and not individually assessed cases. It wasn't like this before, things have changed a lot.
However, there's an ongoing war in Syria, nobody can deny that. People want to get out of there and also to do that in the most comfortable conditions. I can understand that.
I believe that what Eastern European counties really need is to NOT take lessons from the Western European countries. The more fuss you do around the refugees, the less natural, human compassion (which is taught in the family first of all) you will have. Thought police will NEVER function in the East again. Merkel should get used with this enfant terrible of Europe. We do not look for the West "appreciation" anymore. In fact, it's dubious and suspicious when we get it. My natural reaction when I see Romanian movies conquering prizes after prizes at Cannes is to VOMIT.
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Old 03.09.2017, 21:52
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In my humble opinion it has to do with the way this institutional category called political asylum is seen, these days - as a natural right, a mass phenomenon and not individually assessed cases. It wasn't like this before, things have changed a lot.
However, there's an ongoing war in Syria, nobody can deny that. People want to get out of there and also to do that in the most comfortable conditions. I can understand that.
I believe that what Eastern European counties really need is to NOT take lessons from the Western European countries. The more fuss you do around the refugees, the less natural, human compassion (which is taught in the family first of all) you will have. Thought police will NEVER function in the East again. Merkel should get used with this enfant terrible of Europe. We do not look for the West "appreciation" anymore. In fact, it's dubious and suspicious when we get it. My natural reaction when I see Romanian movies conquering prizes after prizes at Cannes is to VOMIT.
The absurd thing is that Merkel herself is a child of the communist thinking, with all its doublethink and distrust of the state.

I can see why some German who grew up in the fat and comfortable west doesn't understand this, and thinks a bit of state sponsored spying on your neighbours and a moderate dose of suppression of opinions never did anyone any harm, provided its all for a noble cause.

But what is wrong with Merkel?
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The absurd thing is that Merkel herself is a child of the communist thinking, with all its doublethink and distrust of the state.

I can see why some German who grew up in the fat and comfortable west doesn't understand this, and thinks a bit of state sponsored spying on your neighbours and a moderate dose of suppression of opinions never did anyone any harm, provided its all for a noble cause.

But what is wrong with Merkel?
It's mostly Merkel but it's partly also the most bizarre uncritical media in any culture I've witnessed in my lifetime. A single premier without reversion to even her own national parliament opens the gates of Europe and refuses (to this day) to cap the number of migrants , then enters into a bizarre 3bn euro pact to pay a despot to reduce the migrant route and all this while over 1000 sexual offences are perpetrated mostly from her new guests - no other country or media could or would allow such a situation to persist - government would collapse and heads would roll.
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But what is wrong with Merkel?
a state leader should be a leader, have a vision, be inspiring. asking yourself what is wrong with a leader or a candidate means that everything is wrong.
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Old 03.09.2017, 22:27
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In my humble opinion it has to do with the way this institutional category called political asylum is seen, these days - as a natural right, a mass phenomenon and not individually assessed cases. It wasn't like this before, things have changed a lot.
Not the way you think.

You see, there have always been people smugglers.
It's probably a century-old profession.
What has changed is that after the fall of the Iron Curtain, it got much more organized and ultimately driven by organized crime (leading to an overall larger number of refugees), while at the same time, the refugees themselves are sometimes used as a weapon and a bargaining chip against the West (helo Turkey)

That's why you see so many refugees.

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However, there's an ongoing war in Syria, nobody can deny that. People want to get out of there and also to do that in the most comfortable conditions. I can understand that.
I believe that what Eastern European counties really need is to NOT take lessons from the Western European countries. The more fuss you do around the refugees, the less natural, human compassion (which is taught in the family first of all) you will have.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conven...us_of_Refugees

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Thought police will NEVER function in the East again. Merkel should get used with this enfant terrible of Europe. We do not look for the West "appreciation" anymore. In fact, it's dubious and suspicious when we get it. My natural reaction when I see Romanian movies conquering prizes after prizes at Cannes is to VOMIT.
The ones with Wesley Snipes and Steven Segal are OK-ish, don't you think?
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Old 03.09.2017, 22:55
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The absurd thing is that Merkel herself is a child of the communist thinking, with all its doublethink and distrust of the state.

I can see why some German who grew up in the fat and comfortable west doesn't understand this, and thinks a bit of state sponsored spying on your neighbours and a moderate dose of suppression of opinions never did anyone any harm, provided its all for a noble cause.

But what is wrong with Merkel?
If I was a German.....
Shortly:have watched a political dispute between her and M. Schulz. German people haven't been mentioned not even once in the whole debate....shocking. I'll let you guess on which subjects their dialogue was concentrated on.

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The ones with Wesley Snipes and Steven Segal are OK-ish, don't you think?
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He he, I think last time I watched a movie with Steven Segal I was 12 and that was because of my brother.
My point was that IMHO there is some sort of approved, depressing, schematic list of subjects everyone expects from Romania. Not bad, but they get the prizes because of it. OK in all fairness most art films are difficult to follow and this is what Cannes likes. Was just a little side note that crossed my mind when I wrote that post. Maybe is our neorealism...lol. Don't like any of these films.

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Old 04.09.2017, 00:32
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

Merkel/Schulz debate
According to the first poll, which was carried out halfway through the debate, 44% of viewers found Merkel more convincing than Schulz, whom only 32% found convincing.
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Old 04.09.2017, 00:39
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If I was a German.....
Shortly:have watched a political dispute between her and M. Schulz. German people haven't been mentioned not even once in the whole debate....shocking. I'll let you guess on which subjects their dialogue was concentrated on.



He he, I think last time I watched a movie with Steven Segal I was 12 and that was because of my brother.
My point was that IMHO there is some sort of approved, depressing, schematic list of subjects everyone expects from Romania. Not bad, but they get the prizes because of it. OK in all fairness most art films are difficult to follow and this is what Cannes likes. Was just a little side note that crossed my mind when I wrote that post. Maybe is our neorealism...lol. Don't like any of these films.

Most films at these kinds of Film Festivals aren't really any better, IMO.
Their recognition outside cineasts/film-buffs is zero. Nobody in Western Europe cares if some Romanian film won a festival prize somewhere.
I certainly don't.
If taxpayer-money wouldn't be spent on these films, it would be spent on something different (like counting bacteria in cow stomachs or whatever the EU wishes to waste money on).

You're just negatively biased.
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Most films at these kinds of Film Festivals aren't really any better, IMO.
Their recognition outside cineasts/film-buffs is zero. Nobody in Western Europe cares if some Romanian film won a festival prize somewhere.
I certainly don't.
If taxpayer-money wouldn't be spent on these films, it would be spent on something different (like counting bacteria in cow stomachs or whatever the EU wishes to waste money on).

You're just negatively biased.
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Lol, I didn't even think of the money they get from the state. Once they gain international recognition whatever dark artsy fartsy film they wanna make is probably integrally financed by the Romanian state. If you are a young director and want to do something else than Romanian neorealism you're screwed, you really have to work hard to convince different producers to finance your movie.
I still pay some taxes back home so maybe I have any right to be negatively biased.
Edit: I don't have any problem with the fact that they are recognised in certain circles, my problem is that everything they make fits very well some preconceived ideas, but whatever.

And don't worry, I rarely watch German movies too...lol
If you want to be honest, European cinematography is rather crap for the moment. OK, with the exception of the Danish movies, more recently.

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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

Poland finds it legal to seek reparations from Germany:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-from-germany

Geez.

At some point, invading might be cheaper ;-)

Also, how much are they seeking from Russia?
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Old 11.09.2017, 15:22
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Poland finds it legal to seek reparations from Germany:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-from-germany

Geez.

At some point, invading might be cheaper ;-)

Also, how much are they seeking from Russia?
I think they know they haven't got much chance of reparations.

But with all the criticism they're getting from the EU and Germany in particular, I can understand that they want to redress the balance somewhat.

So far Merkel (who is partly Polish herself) and Schultz have managed to ignore the whole thing. But if they do take sides its going to be a sticky trap. If they admit the Poles may be partially right and agree to cut them some slack over their justice reform in return for the story being buried (which is essentially what the Poles want), they come across as bowing to blackmail. If they claim they owe Poland nothing and make tasteless jokes about the Polish cavalry, they come across as insensitive and revisionist and that's oil in the fires of the Polish right wing.
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Old 11.09.2017, 15:35
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I think they know they haven't got much chance of reparations.

But with all the criticism they're getting from the EU and Germany in particular, I can understand that they want to redress the balance somewhat.

So far Merkel (who is partly Polish herself) and Schultz have managed to ignore the whole thing. But if they do take sides its going to be a sticky trap. If they admit the Poles may be partially right and agree to cut them some slack over their justice reform in return for the story being buried (which is essentially what the Poles want), they come across as bowing to blackmail. If they claim they owe Poland nothing and make tasteless jokes about the Polish cavalry, they come across as insensitive and revisionist and that's oil in the fires of the Polish right wing.
Merkel's mother was born in the free city of Danzig which hardly makes Merkel part Polish.
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Merkel's mother was born in the free city of Danzig which hardly makes Merkel part Polish.
and Kazmierczak is such a typically German name?
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Poland finds it legal to seek reparations from Germany:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-from-germany

Geez.

At some point, invading might be cheaper ;-)

Also, how much are they seeking from Russia?
it's a brilliant idea that the UK could also use for the Brexit negotiations.
for example repatriations from
- Germany for WWii
- the Italians for the invasion of the Roman army
- the Spanish and French for a bunch of incidents
- Scandinavian countries for the Vikings
- again the French for Napoleons continental system
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

Latest news on co-leader of the anti-immigration AfD Alice Weidel who paid a Syrian asylum-seeker under the table for house cleaning, the German newspaper Die Zeit claimed.
Similar story to our own SVP!

Alice Weidel is the liberal face of the AfD who lives in Biel Switzerland in a lesbian relationship.

This week there was also controversy over a racist email from her which she claims is a forgery.

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One question is "How can Weidel, who is raising children with another woman, represent a homophobic party? The AfD is, after all, the party that wanted to sue the government over same-sex marriage."

However in her case the AfD slogan "Take back your country!" makes sense when you remember she lives in Switzerland
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One question is "How can Weidel, who is raising children with another woman, represent a homophobic party? The AfD is, after all, the party that wanted to sue the government over same-sex marriage."
Well, I guess they're only against male gays.

Lesbians are probably OK for them...
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Latest news on co-leader of the anti-immigration AfD Alice Weidel who paid a Syrian asylum-seeker under the table for house cleaning, the German newspaper Die Zeit claimed.
Similar story to our own SVP!

Alice Weidel is the liberal face of the AfD who lives in Biel Switzerland in a lesbian relationship.

This week there was also controversy over a racist email from her which she claims is a forgery.

Source

One question is "How can Weidel, who is raising children with another woman, represent a homophobic party? The AfD is, after all, the party that wanted to sue the government over same-sex marriage."
That's because politicians will say anything they are told to say by different staff that's around them who thinks or knows this what people want to hear. E.g. you don't really believe that Trump is anti-immigration do you, with all his wives and businesses that hire immigrants?

Now, in Germany there's a tiny bit different. They, the great German people, were given a country project and were made to believe in it. Knowing German history is not hard to notice they have some sort of predispositions for doing "great" things.
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