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Old 13.09.2018, 14:00
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Old 14.09.2018, 11:11
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

There are teo more stste / Land elections coming up this year. One in Hessen and one in Bavaria. We're not hearing much about Hessen, but Bayern is in the news quite prominently. There was a TV debate recently in which basically all the other parties buried their dufferences and ganged up on the AfD guy basically all the time.

It seems to me a dangerous game to play, making this election all about the AfD. You know, it could backfire.
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There are teo more stste / Land elections coming up this year. One in Hessen and one in Bavaria. We're not hearing much about Hessen, but Bayern is in the news quite prominently. There was a TV debate recently in which basically all the other parties buried their dufferences and ganged up on the AfD guy basically all the time.

It seems to me a dangerous game to play, making this election all about the AfD. You know, it could backfire.
Pretty similar with Ukip and the card played on ridiculing Farage instead of bringing on their own arguments. When you're too busy to discredit all the other existent currents and don't pay attention to your own arguments it always backfires. Seems like a deja-vu.
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Old 14.09.2018, 14:05
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What were you expecting ?

Dalai Lama should be an expert on refugees as he has been one since 1959.
Met him once and shook hands in Zürich some 13 or 14 years ago; he seemed like an amiable old guy
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What were you expecting ?

I am sure an expert like you knows the swastika is an ancient religious icon and a Buddhist religious symbol?
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Old 17.09.2018, 14:52
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Dalai Lama should be an expert on refugees as he has been one since 1959.
Met him once and shook hands in Zürich some 13 or 14 years ago; he seemed like an amiable old guy
I met him too, well sort of.

I was waiting to board a plane when he came walking towards me. I didn't immediately twig who he was, but I knew the face was familiar. So I said hi and he returned the greeting. It took me some seconds to compute that it was the Dalai Lama, and he was gone by then.
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Old 17.09.2018, 18:02
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Lol at all the patient 'I told you so'ers who've been waiting for Germany to implode for years.

It's going nowhere, guys. Find a new hobby.
64 percent of Germans are convinced migration enriches Germany - culturally and economically.
60 percent are in favor of continuing to accept refugees.

Source (German language)

Also LOL!
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Old 17.09.2018, 19:13
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64 percent of Germans are convinced migration enriches Germany - culturally and economically.
60 percent are in favor of continuing to accept refugees.

Source (German language)

Also LOL!
Found the original study in English here.
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Old 18.09.2018, 19:44
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The suspect arrested for the stabbing Chemnitz had had his asylum application rejected and shouldn’t have been in the country. Hope this helps.
An Iraqi man detained over a fatal stabbing of a German man in the eastern German city of Chemnitz has been released after a court hearing.

The lawyer for the suspect, Ulrich Dost-Roxin, said the prosecutors could not find any evidence linking his client to the stabbing and that witnesses had not been able to identify him.

Dost-Roxin said he was considering taking legal action against those responsible for the unjustified arrest.

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Hope this helps
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64 percent of Germans are convinced migration enriches Germany - culturally and economically.
Wouldn't that include all immigration, including highly skilled and immigration from within the EU?

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60 percent are in favor of continuing to accept refugees.
I wonder if they feel the same way about economic migrants?
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Old 18.09.2018, 21:09
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Wouldn't that include all immigration, including highly skilled and immigration from within the EU?

I wonder if they feel the same way about economic migrants?
Had you read my link "The majority in all groups of origin believe that
refugees enrich Germany both in a cultural and economic sense. "
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Old 19.09.2018, 00:44
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Now even Maassen, the chairman of the "Verfassungschuitz" (the government organization responsible for among others, observing and under-cover spying on extremist organisations of all types) has stated that he believes the reports on the right-wing mob being out of control in Chemnitz are fake and were disseminated with manipulative intent - with the intention of diverting people's attention from the murder.

The left-wing parties have repsonded by demanding his resignation.


http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/i...-15775690.html
Angela Merkel shuffles Germany's intelligence chief out amid anti-migrant demonstrations

Hans Georg-Maassen had dismissed far-right protests and backlash in Chemnitz after high-profile case

Merkel's office released a short statement Tuesday saying the head of Germany's BfV spy agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, will be moved to a new position within the Interior Ministry.

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Seems the liberals are winning
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Angela Merkel shuffles Germany's intelligence chief out amid anti-migrant demonstrations

Hans Georg-Maassen had dismissed far-right protests and backlash in Chemnitz after high-profile case

Merkel's office released a short statement Tuesday saying the head of Germany's BfV spy agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, will be moved to a new position within the Interior Ministry.

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Seems the liberals are winning
His story contradicted Merkel's so he'd been reassigned to the Ministry of Truth.
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Old 19.09.2018, 21:04
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Had you read my link "The majority in all groups of origin believe that
refugees enrich Germany both in a cultural and economic sense. "
They have certainly enriched Herr Maassen whose new job comes with a 2000 EUR per month pay bump.
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Old 19.09.2018, 23:02
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They have certainly enriched Herr Maassen whose new job comes with a 2000 EUR per month pay bump.
Make a big enough mess and they kick you upstairs.

Nothing new here, move on
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Old 20.09.2018, 13:22
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Make a big enough mess and they kick you upstairs.

Nothing new here, move on
He didn't make a mess.

He expressed an opinion, There is no evidence that he ever acted on his opinion or tried to influence the outcome of the investigations of his subordinates.

In fact even the left wing, well especially the left wing, have bene calling for Maassen to place the AfD under observation. If they didn't trust his department and his professionalism, why make such a demand. It's not as if they didn't know of Maaseen's opinion. He had a bit of a reputation for being a loose cannon. The whole thing was a knee jerk reaction to show their strength and get their way.

Make absurd demands and get them fulfilled.
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The European Union is striving to reach migration deals with northern African countries similar to the one it has with Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said following an informal EU summit on Thursday.
At the EU leaders' meeting in the Austrian city of Salzburg, the bloc agreed to expand dialogue with countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya, to stem migration across the Mediterranean.
https://www.dw.com/en/angela-merkel-...ons/a-45586756


Sounds good. Hopefully it's not just hot air, and some rubber will actually hit the road soon.






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The European Union has struggled to reach agreement on the distribution of asylum-seekers within the bloc, with Italy's new anti-immigrant government now leading the charge for all 28 members to help relieve the country.
Little progress was made in Salzburg on bridging the divide over the difficult issue.
With that left unresolved, the focus has shifted to strengthening the EU's external borders.
...shouldn't strengthening the borders come before the migrant re-distribution scheme? They only seem to be focusing on the border because the re-distribution scheme isn't working


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Brussels is proposing to boost the EU border agency, Frontex, by increasing its force from 1,300 agents to 10,000 by 2020. However, Italy, Spain, Greece and Hungary expressed reluctance in Salzburg about expanding Frontex due to concerns over sovereignty and handing over control of border management.
Interesting twist.
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Sounds good. Hopefully it's not just hot air, and some rubber will actually hit the road soon.
Substitute “reach migration deals” with “bribe”.

The easiest solution is to impound the NGO boats. Still don’t understand why this hasn’t happened yet.
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Old 22.09.2018, 15:54
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Substitute “reach migration deals” with “bribe”.
Yea, one of the biggest obstacles to the asylum-seeker problem, is that many of the countries of origin don't want them (or won't take them) back. If the EU can grease some African leaders with buckets of cash, repatriation might start to work finally.



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The easiest solution is to impound the NGO boats. Still don’t understand why this hasn’t happened yet.
I guess Soros is a pretty powerful and wealthy guy who also has enough cash to get things done.

If you noticed when Italy started to turn boats away this summer, it was headline news on pretty much every EU news outlet (Soros?). Italian gov't was fine with that, but other EU leaders might be uncomfortable getting bombarded with daily news reports calling them "inhumane" etc...
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Old 24.09.2018, 11:10
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They have certainly enriched Herr Maassen whose new job comes with a 2000 EUR per month pay bump.
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