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Tacitus   
7 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

our capital isn't named after a mighty powerful animal or something nice and honorable.

We really should have kept Bonn as capital (just kidding).

In all fairness, Berlin wasn't really all that remarkeable before German unification when it started to grow into one of the worlds largest cities.

Heck, Brandenburg was seen as a giant "sandbox" until the late 17th century since it had now industry and even agriculture was doing badly due to its' sandy terrain.
Tacitus   
6 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

Therefore they used to believe that all people from the East are the aliens from the movie "Alien".

Naw, we don't hold anything against Russians themselves, their depiction in West German media was usually sympathic than e.g. Hollywood films. It is just that we have a more critical and less romanticized view Russia, seeing it as the corrupt state run by oligarchs with a revisionist agenda that it is.
Tacitus   
5 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

Ok so what here that Hitler stated is a lie, fallacy or isn't true?

Hitler lied or distorted the truth constantly in Mein Kampf. About himself, the past, his crude comparisons from the animal kingdom and so on.

That's how he succeeded to make Germany great again.
@ Vesko Vukovic

Going after the Jews was one of the most disastrous decisions he made, even before the Holocaust. It robbed Germany of so many of its' best and brightest minds via expulsion and migration.
Tacitus   
3 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf has once again become a bestseller in Germany.

Indeed, but the version published by historians who point out in annotations every lie, copied idea and logical fallacy which Hitler included. It is a very big book as a result.

I have one version in my bookshelf as well.
Tacitus   
3 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

If that's the case, I am a Nazi

Considering you call foreigners "scum", that seems an accurate assessment.
Tacitus   
2 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

but I have zero doubt that Germany would be a better place if people like Dirk or me were running it.

We had people like Dirk running the country for 12 years and it ended in the lowest point of our history, so thanks but no thanks. We live currently in the best version of Germany in history and I'd like to keep it that way.

And it is not even calling him names, he openly presenting us claims and pictures from Neo-Nazi websites like the Stormer.

but I would make Germany German,

Been there, done that.

I trust both claims

Why, because he lives there?
Tacitus   
2 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

The guy has no idea what he is talking about, especially when it comes to numbers and their interpretation. BB and I engaged fruitlessly with him a couple of times. Not that our exchange waa any fruitful, but it was at least entertaining.

That Dirk is an unashamed Nazi and Antisemite doean't help either.
Tacitus   
2 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

When I am not around anymore, see Dirk

The guy is not even as creative as you are. He just mindlessly repeats his talking points over and over.
Tacitus   
2 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

I mean it depends on the individual we are talking about. There can be little doubt that people like Putin are mostly interested in plundering their countries and that someone like Trump is fully incapable of considering what is not best for him, but the country. Otherwise he would not have made those baseless fraud allegations.

In Germany we were wise enough to pick a person with high personal integrity and who seems to consider what is best for Germany in the long-term. If Germany had not taken the refugees in, it would have likely destabilizee Southern Europe and possibly the EU, a nightmare scenario.

go to fight stupid wars, obey, and be in awe of a screaming moron.

But you are also less likely to follow government recommemdations at a time of a global pandemic, thereby endangering yourself and those around you. Besides, the world is not as simple as you make them out to be. There are indeed brainwashed idiots who follow their leaders every word, but they are not the majority, even in the US where said idiot lost his reelection.
Tacitus   
2 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

Was this a jihad attack ?
Is this one of these attacks?
Possibly.

Probably not. They published the guys first name and age. He is a 50- something alcoholic called Bernd and he was intoxicated when it happened. Not exactly the profile of an islamist.

My frustration is that no matter what we quote and say, the Germans here are still defending and excusing theirs.

Because almost all of your statements are a) vast exaggerations b) misconceptions or lies c) too absurd to take seriously d) a mix of this.
Tacitus   
1 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

Camps seem to be the only somewhat realistic solution so far, but even this solution is very difficult to implement since no country has so far agreed to hosting those camps.

@Novichok

Just goes to show how little thought you have put into your "solutions". Deportations are often not possible in large quantities because their home countries often only take back a few back per flight. And there are countries that may take decades to become safe again, and keeping people under those conditions would be stupid on every level. It would lead to them becoming dependent on social welfare, radicalize them and a lot lot of other problems.
Tacitus   
1 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

ou have to admit that Hitler was a patriot, loved Germany,

That must have been a very twisted kind of love, since his last orders were to burn the country to the ground, literally dragging Germany with him down the abyss.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero_Decree

Tell me where I am wrong in my logic

Rejecting the right of asylum in principle because it could lead to undue burdens is like saying that helping e.g. victims of other tragedies because there hypothetically might happen a situation in which there are to many of them for the hospitals to handle.

This case has never happened so far and likely never will.
Tacitus   
1 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

they would ask a direct question about refugees

And what question would this be? Like I said, reality if often too complex for a simple yes/no question.

[quote]but you still think that you are more democratic than the GDR.[/quote

You are a moron if you think that.
Tacitus   
1 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

The premise behind your question was that Germans never had the chance to vote on the refugee policy, which as I pointed out to you was false.

Or to answer your initial point:

He will also tell you that it's OK since Germans were asked to vote in a referendum

Of course it is ok since an overwhelming majorty backed the decision.
Tacitus   
1 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

The voters had an opportunity in the elections to judge Merkel's policies including her refugee policies. They decided to award her with a fourth term, thereby vindicating her decision. Roughly 90% of the voters voted for parties that either supported Merkel's refugee policy, or demanded an even more liberal on.

The advisory type is bulls**t.

Referendums are bs on most issues since reality rarely reflects a simple yes or no, including this one. There are people who are in favour of a very liberal interpretation of asylum laws, then there are people who want a more restricted one but still agree to the acceptance of genuine refugees and then there are those who oppose it all together.

Please don't do it again

Sry, I will keep on pointing out your logical fallacies and distortions.
Tacitus   
1 Dec 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

Sure, the federal elections in 2017 were de facto a referendum on Merkel's refugee policies.

It ended with her being reelected and with the AfD - whose political program was exclusively based on the rejection of this refugee policy - receiving a bit more than 10% of the votes.
Tacitus   
30 Nov 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

invasion and the beginning of the end of Germany

It is hilarious that you honestly seem to believe this nonsense. As is the irony that talk about exterminating people on a Polish forum.

I gave such a links already

No you didn't, at least none which supported your claim that anyone was trying to "block" arm imports.
Tacitus   
30 Nov 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

@Crow

The video you linked doesn't state at any point that there had been attempts to stop the delivery. Nor have I found any sources that this happened in the past.

don`t have Muslim zone in neighborhood

I live in a street presumably a couple a muslim households. Our local supermarket is run by a muslim, as is a restaurant. Perfectly nice people from what I observed.
Tacitus   
30 Nov 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

Russia to Serbia. Poland and Hungary refused demand of NATO command to prevent transport planes using their air space.

This is just something you made up, isn't it?
Tacitus   
27 Nov 2020
News / European News and Poland Thread 2 [693]

Don't worry, we Europeans really hope that this will indeed play out like the third Obama adminastration.

Trump has greatly empowered the hardliners in Iran, let's hope Biden can somewhat salvage the situation.
Tacitus   
23 Nov 2020
Off-Topic / DO YOU WEAR A MASK? [39]

No, moron, he had old parents whom he loved a lot and didn`t want to pass the virus onto them.

Indeed, I will likely do the same when I visit my parents and grandparents for Christmas including the days before. I am not too afraid of the virus myself, I likely had it once already and got better soon without aftereffects. But the idea that I might catch it and transmit it to my loved ones just because I was too lazy to take proper precautions sickens me.
Tacitus   
22 Nov 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6454]

Which ones are Turks, their sons or daughters?

Ugur Sahin, BioNTech's CEO, and his wife Özlem Türeci, its chief medical officer, founded the firm in 2008.

theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/09/biontechs-covid-vaccine-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-germanys-turkish-community
Tacitus   
21 Nov 2020
Off-Topic / Serbia etc. thread 2 [925]

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Tacitus   
21 Nov 2020
Off-Topic / Positive British views of the EU reached a historic high in 2020 [17]

Well, time is going to favour those who opppsed Brexit, since those who voted for leave were disproportionally older than the Remainers. Even without it becoming clear how bad of an idea Brexit truly is, one could expect to see support for Brexit drop as the Brexiteers die out.
Tacitus   
21 Nov 2020
Off-Topic / Serbia etc. thread 2 [925]

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Tacitus   
20 Nov 2020
Off-Topic / Additional capacity for Nordstream II - Germany plans to buy hydrogen from Russia and use NS II for transport [201]

NOT a military-political

It would have to be one to compensate for the looming American withdrawel from Europe.

I've got no doubt this date will mark an important in

I doubt that. 2015 will likely become a footnote at best, between the Eurocrisis and the Coronacrisis, with the latter completely obershadowing it. Because objectively speaking, its consequences have been minor compared to what came afterwards.

rules in the middle of the game

Well, assuming you allude to the EU, it is pretty clear that the EU does neither as well. The Eu did not "rob" sovereignity it was freely given by its members. Nor did it change the rules, rule of law were always a consition for membership.

3SI is correctly seen as a threat

Let us be perfectly clear here. Nobody in Germany cares for 3S, few have even heard about it. And I say this as someone who reads articles by German foreign policy think-tanks. Nobody feels threatened and as pointed out, even with greater political cohesion, the project doesn't look very imposing. It might have some economic merit, but no political cloud, led alone military.

Bottom line, your idea for guaranteeing Poland's security in the future are two lose alliances which are - not that strong in general - and are deeply divided in any case. I mean you can see this at the current budget negotiations. No country from V4 and S3 are willing to back Poland and Hungary. Yet for some reason those are supposed to be credible alternatives?
Tacitus   
20 Nov 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6454]

Trump was very public about it when he closed travel coming in from China.

Which, as pointed out to you several times, was a completely ineffective manouver. Trump was warned by his advisors in January that Covid was the biggest challenge of his presidency, yet he continued to downplay it for months, thereby encouraging reckless behaviour.

even try to compare Merkel

You can take pretty much every Western politcian - with the exception of maybe Johnson - and he or she'll compare very favourably to Trump. Though the contrast is very striking with Merkel.

not going to be a priority for the EU

Are you forgetting the 750bn recovery fund by the EU?

hen she killed all those people by putting them on ventilators

What yre you talking about?