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Joined: 2 Apr 2007 / Male ♂
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Bratwurst Boy   
20 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

In which case you seem to agree with me all along; that identity is how someone feels.

Of course I did agree with you on that!

That's why I wonder about your continous questioning about that living place....and that is a question only these people can answer, not me!

But just living in a certain place for a certain time doesn't automatically defines your identity....that's a fact, that's all.
Bratwurst Boy   
20 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

What defines someone's nationality?

Now that is clear, the ID card does....

A nationality you can change....many people have even several...the big difference to identity!

Is a German whose family once lived elsewhere less German than a German whose family didn't

Erm....look above, I answered that already!
Bratwurst Boy   
20 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

Is a German whose family once lived elsewhere less German than a German whose family didn't

Depends whose team they are cheering, doesn't it....and you are repeating the same question, as if the current living place is for you the deciding factor for their cultural identity?

Anyway, sentiment/nostalgia hardly define identity.

What else does?

Isn't identity alot about feelings?

Do you think you get a "Heimat" with an ID card or a job in another country?
Bratwurst Boy   
21 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

....it's not a matter of quality...not really!

Even if you don't know the manager, and even if they play so embarassingly bad that you only want to change the channel...you wouldn't cheer for the adversary's home-team, never!

(Only if your team left the competition because of their lack of quality....then your next favourite country gets cheered, that are the rules:)

And is he a traveller

That is the question only he can answer....does he cheer for the team of the country he is living in? Waves its flag, even if the team is so so so bad and loses all the time?
Bratwurst Boy   
21 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

And does something as banal as sport define everyone?

As a symbol, a rare possibility to "show your flag" in a globalized world, definitely...

Is a German whose family once lived elsewhere less German than a German whose family didn't?

Does he cheer for the german team? In football, or war, or whatever?

It's not so complicated, and every traveler looking inside can answer that question...
Bratwurst Boy   
21 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

"liking" isn't an identity....

Does he?

He has an identity, hasn't he?

Or is he one of this curious group of "world citizens" with declaredly no identity at all? Well....most don't feel that way, quite the contrary, the feeling of "Heimat" is strong and stays that way, no matter where they live
Bratwurst Boy   
21 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

I would fail. because I don't care about football teams.

.....but you care for Poland's side in a war, even from far away, don't you....

Your cultural identity was never in doubt, Iron!

Who he supports when they play together doesn't however define his identity.

Well....he has to decide for one side, which is it?

I find that cricket/football test usable....you can see it in Berlin, when Germany plays Turkey and lotsa Germans around cheer for the turkish team...they have the german ID, most are born here etc....do they identify as Germans, surely not! That cheering another "Home"-Team is only a symptom, not more but surely not less!
Bratwurst Boy   
21 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

Of course; it's how you feel and who you are that matter.

Agreed, that definitely!

There is a great test: Which football team do you cheer for during a national match, huh? :)
Bratwurst Boy   
21 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

A German whose grandparents are from Anatolia is as German as one whose grandparents are from Cologne

Hmmm....that German who visits regularly his grandparents in Istanbul for Ramadan might differ....

Cultural identity is alot more than ID card and birth place!
Bratwurst Boy   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

the Celts get no respect from me.

You should! There is no shame in losing against the worlds mightiest Empire...and they fought for centuries!

Not to forget that they had the big disadvantage of being more civilized back than as the more barbarian Germans. Gaul had towns and roads and generally an infrastructure which made it easy to be ruled, also for a conqueror....impossible with tribes hiding in deep forests! :)
Bratwurst Boy   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

True! When one hears today "Celtic" he thinks about GB, not Hallstatt in Austria...

...The oldest archaeological evidence of the Celts comes from Hallstatt, Austria, near Salzburg. Excavated graves of chieftains there, dating from about 700 bce,....

britannica.com/topic/Celt-people
Bratwurst Boy   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

....right now we are not even deporting illegal immigrants who murder, rape and steal, so....no chance!

(Even the word "deporting" seems to be something "nazi" with our current gov and it's media)
Bratwurst Boy   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

Probably!

But I would be surprised if french soldiers fighting Russia in Ukraine would be a vote winner for him...

As it was said before, Ukraine needs weapons and ammunition more!
Bratwurst Boy   
1 day ago
News / European News and Poland Thread 3 [890]

Welcome to NATO Sweden!

The Baltic Sea is now officially ours, bye bye Russia

twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1762196413616664925
Bratwurst Boy   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

I wouldn't believe anything he says

That would be probably the best...."EU-soldiers soon fighting in Ukraine" sounds abit to far fetched....if so then the TAURUS delivery shouldn't be a problem anymore!
Bratwurst Boy   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

Seriously??? Soon???

Slovakia: Several Western countries are considering deploying soldiers to Ukraine

www-focus-de.translate.goog/politik/ausland/ukraine-krieg-im-ticker-ukrainische-armee-rueckzug-aus-ort-nahe-awdijiwka_id_57275780.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

...Bratislava: Sending Western soldiers to Ukraine is "being considered"

8.40 p.m.: Populist Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has claimed that individual Western countries are considering sending their soldiers to Ukraine. "Several NATO and EU member states are considering sending their soldiers to the territory of Ukraine on a bilateral level," Fico said on Monday after a cabinet meeting in Bratislava. Such agreements would be agreed "probably soon," he added.

Fico, who has been in office since the fall, spoke of "confidential information" and warned of an "enormous escalation of tensions." The populist head of government rejects Ukraine joining NATO, military aid for the country and sanctions against Russia .

Fico made the comments before his departure for an international Ukraine conference in Paris, which discussed increasing aid to the country. He criticized the meeting as a "fighting meeting" where there were no plans for peace. "All they want is for the killing to continue," Fico said.

....

Bratwurst Boy   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

USians on the "Andromeda"?

....However, German investigators are still not ruling out any scenario for the attack. For several months they have been following the hot trail of the approximately 15 meter long "Andromeda" - and continue to do so. The ship is said to have initially sailed from Rostock to RĂ¼gen. The people are said to have presented forged passports to the boat rental company. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) later discovered traces of explosives on the yacht.

Just a few months before the explosions on the Baltic Sea pipelines, the Dutch military intelligence service MIVD had warned of just such a scenario: The spies had apparently learned of a plan to attack the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. Ukrainians, according to explosive information from June 2022, were allegedly planning to rent a boat in order to carry out an attack on the natural gas pipes.

The tip from the Netherlands is said to have initially ended up with the US secret service CIA, which in turn informed European partner services, including the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) - but with the assessment that such an attack plan seemed unlikely to be credible.

However, after the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, the Dutch military intelligence service reported again: the attack was ultimately said to have been carried out by Ukrainians, probably using a boat that was said to have been rented on the German Baltic Sea coast. ARD and "Zeit", among others, reported on this . And so the German investigators from the BKA and Federal Police actually came across the "Andromeda"....


www-tagesschau-de.translate.goog/investigativ/nordstream-sabotage-andromeda-polen-100.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

Frankly, I see a much bigger ukrainian motive here...

...The traces quickly led the investigators towards Ukraine. This is politically quite sensitive given the close cooperation against the Russian aggressor. For a long time, the Germans held back from making official requests for legal assistance. With Warsaw, they ventured ahead for the first time: German and Polish investigators met in Poland in mid-May, and the BKA is now said to have launched a European investigation order.

For example, German officials are interested in the background of a dubious company based in Warsaw. The "Andromeda" is said to have been rented through the alleged travel agency "Feeria Lwowa". The company is apparently a classic letterbox company. A few days ago, the business premises in Warsaw were said to have been searched, according to security circles. There is no official confirmation of this.

The exchange with Ukraine could become more complicated. In fact, according to research, the German authorities believe that the suspect is a Ukrainian national: a man in his mid-20s from a city southeast of Kiev. He is said to have previously served in an infantry unit. In order to compare his DNA, German investigators are said to have visited a woman in Frankfurt/Oder at the end of May - she is said to have a child with the Ukrainian......


So many investigators are involved, but there is still absolutely no trace of any USians!
Bratwurst Boy   
2 days ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

We know it was either the US or someone connected to the US.

Hmmm...you sure? The last I read everything points to Ukraine!

First you have the motive

Which motive would the US have?
Bratwurst Boy   
2 days ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

America really doesn't need the world, as much as the world needs America.

Agreed!

But Europe isn't firing on all cylinders either, a Trumpian wakeup call could even things out...abit....
Bratwurst Boy   
2 days ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

I would say that if Germany wanted it could easily let go of all those green policies and stupid restrictions that do not benefit anybody

....for that it needs a new and a different gov, but the next official elections are not until September 2025, so....

And for the rest, nah....I give up....if you are on top I doubt you can do it "right", ever! Maybe one has to get used to it....beiing on top and being continously spit at from the sidelines comes in a package!
Bratwurst Boy   
2 days ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

Who has more potential and resources to help right now Poland or Germany?

Right now? The situation in Germany right now is far from rosy, just in case you haven't heard!

I would guess if we stop our payments to the whole world we would have alot more resources....THAT is a budget point our gov should start looking into...

Somehow I feel so USian right now....the world (especially Europe) depends on us and our help, financial or whatever, but will there ever come a "Thank you"? A "good work"?

Nope...only Lol's and demeaning insults!

(Maybe we need a Trump in Germany too, heh:)
Bratwurst Boy   
2 days ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades - part 9 [2186]

US presidents are much harder to shun....the whole "Leader of the free world" and stuff!

Putin on the other hand only wants to be a leader....he is still far from it....a victory parade in Kiew would help him, so he thinks....lotsa Buchas in the coming years will not!