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Andrew
Duesseldorf, Germany
www.germanjoys.com
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From an NPR interview with a writer who worked on a game show in which contestants tried to guess how Americans answered various questions: SMITH: So when you say you're a writer for a game show, what does that mean?... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at German Joys
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While we're on the subject of Iceland, a Facebook pal writes: "a friend of mine traveled extensively through the country and came across this fresco of a tanned male supermodel Jesus in a woolen turtleneck sweater. In comparison to this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at German Joys
I am firmly on Benway's side here. Umvolkung referred to a conscious policy imposed by an occupying military power to force out native populations by a calculated program of mass murder and forcible relocation. The equation of that with contemporary migration is a sign of hysterical paranoia and/or intellectual dishonesty. Nor is there anything sinister in the UN report. It can indeed make sense for a country with a declining birthrate to import a *certain controlled number* of *skilled* migrants from higher-fertility cultures to improve the birth rate. It can also equally make sense for a country to decide against this step, as Japan has. But "replacement" here is not meant to signify *replacing the entire population by murder and forcible displacement*. It refers to simply topping-up population growth figures, 'replacing' children who aren't being born because of lower fertility. Sure, it might be possible to displace existing population if tens of millions of people were allowed to stream across the border, but that hasn't happened and it won't.
German authorities have just released data showing a 25% increase (g) in thefts in German trains and train stations from 2014 to 2015, from 35,800 to 44,800 cases. Even the 2014 number, 35,800, represented a 20% increase from 2013. The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at German Joys
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If there is one thing the world has enough of, it's "why can't we all be like Iceland?" articles. Here's the latest: I wanted to know about the kind of society Iceland had cultivated and- what its outlooks were. How... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at German Joys
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The Paris Review is first mystified by the Soviet Union's love of American frontier novelist James Fenimore Cooper, but is soon set straight by someone who points to the ideological jockeying it represented: I was perplexed to learn that the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at German Joys
Actually, Cybulski, ever since I started this blog 12 years ago, Germans have warned me it would destroy my career, my life, my chances of ever finding love, etc. They predicted that the first time I mentioned something controversial, I would be punished and warned. And especially since 2015, since I began critiquing Merkel's immigration policy, I get messages and emails, maybe 2-3 per month, in which people warn me that I've become totally radioactive, nobody will ever want to associate with me, etc. And you know what's actually happened? Nothing. Zip. Nada. In fact, for ever message I got saying my immigration posts were outrageous and I was now a lifelong pariah, I got 2 or 3 (some from very well-known people, including high-ranking government officials) voicing their full agreement. It turns out that most Germans are quite rational adults. They can handle reading views they disagree with, and do not immediately resort to moral judgment. And they understand that a person can have opinions they disagree with, but be a decent person and still do reliable and good work. Fancy that!
As might be expected, German news sources have been all over the shooting of Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old unarmed black male who was shot by police near Tulsa, Oklahoma a few days ago. The German TV channel RTL even calls... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at German Joys
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Reading an interesting blog post about Danish genetic structure (they're very homogeneous), I came across mention of the Wends. Ignorant clown that I am, I had no idea what they were. It turns out the Wends really got around, as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at German Joys
Actually, Celbulski, my views on German immigration policy, although more skeptical than most you find in pubLISHED opinion, are firmly in the mainstream of German pubLIC opinion. Or haven't you been reading the polls? "Laut einer Umfrage des Instituts TNS Forschung im Auftrag des SPIEGEL fordern 82 Prozent der Deutschen von Merkel eine Kurskorrektur. 28 Prozent der Bundesbürger sind der Ansicht, die Kanzlerin müsse ihre Flüchtlingspolitik grundsätzlich ändern; 54 Prozent verlangen eine teilweise Korrektur. Nur 15 Prozent sind der Ansicht, dass Merkel bei ihrer Linie bleiben solle." On this issue, I am Otto Normalverbraucher.
Actually, Benway, I am fully cognizant of the positioning of PI News and Junge Freiheit in the spectrum of modern opinion in Germany. I could also give you a pretty good account of Sezession, konkret, heise, Telepolis, Merkur, Sinn und Form, Titanic, and all the mainstream periodicals and tabloids. I have also read all of the court decisions surrounding the Junge Freiheit controversy, in which the German courts rejected all arguments that that periodical was anti-democratic and should be monitored by the German domestic spy agency. Junge Freiheit is a national-conservative journal of news and opinion. Aside from tortured hyper-intepretations by academics seeking hidden agendas, there is zero evidence it is anything more than this. None. As I've made clear over and over on this blog, I link to any source that reports facts which I find interesting. Germans tend to fall into fainting fits whenever someone links to a source outside the mainstream; I've never been able to figure out why. As I repeat, over and over, I don't care what you think of the source I linked to, I care only about one question: Are the facts reported in that source accurate? And this is when the Germans shut up, because as much as you may dislike sites like PI News or Junge Freiheit, they routinely report accurate information which is ignored or downplayed by more mainstream sources. (As does konkret, for that matter.) They're a part of a healthy, diverse press spectrum. And this is especially true of the immigration issue. If you go back and read JF and the much more scabrous PI-News from September and October of 2015, you will see dozens of facts and opinions which were denounced as horrible, but later taken up by the mainstream press after New Years' Eve in Cologne. As for comments, I follow an extremely liberal comment policy, which means there are many points of view with which I disagree in the comments section. I consider that a feature, not a bug.
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A literal translation of the German phrase 'mouth-watering'. This is part of the thriving ULT (ultra-literal translation) subculture, whose patron saint is Heinrich "Equal Goes it Loose" Lübke: The term Lübke English (or, in German, Lübke-Englisch) refers to nonsensicalEnglishcreated by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at German Joys
After a series of electoral poundings, Merkel has finally struck a more self-critical note. She admits that her government had not prepared for the migrant influx of 2015, and that the influx was "out of control" for a certain time.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at German Joys
From koalanet: On 22nd May 2008 the Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) in Sydney sent a letter to Koala Net stating that they had received a complaint from an organisation calling itself British People Against Racial Discrimination (BPARD).... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at German Joys
As German news sources repeat over and over, the German FBI, the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), has insisted that migrants are no more violent than "comparable" Germans, although there is never any detailed information about what the BKA considers "comparable" in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at German Joys
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From reddit's Data is Beautiful. Gee, I wonder what caused the big jump in 2015? The first 2 comments: [–]TheGogglesDoNothing -- I suspect that this graph will correlate pretty well to a graph of "shootings by police in Chicago from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at German Joys
Thus supporting my theory that all these lusty young males came to Europe because of the Swedish decision.
Attacks on German train personnel (g) have risen 28% over last year, with 1100 such incidents reported in the first six months of 2016. Both Deutsche Bahn and the train conductors' union are now reviewing plans to equip conductors with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at German Joys
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This blog has been your go-to source for cutting-edge reports on Germany's emerging culture of public masturbation, one of the most stimulating cultural enrichments the 2015 migrant wave brought us. Italy has adopted a brand-new policy model to address this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at German Joys
A tree tells your children THE EARTH IS ABOUT TO DIE while two mind-breakingly stoned German teenagers fondle wood. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at German Joys
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at German Joys
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If Donald Trump is elected President of the United States, I am going to become a millionaire. Why? Because I will immediately order copies of the statement below in all of the world's languages, and sell them to all of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at German Joys
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[One of countless German anti-Monsanto memes; 'Tod' = is German for 'death'. Source] Sobald Bayer Monsanto kauft, wird die deutsche Presse plötzlich die 'unerwartete Komplexität' vom Gentechnik-Thema entdecken. — Andrew Hammel (@AndrewHammel1) May 19, 2016 That faint popping sound is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at German Joys
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American public radio highlights a recent report by German nutritionists warning about the potential risks of a vegan diet: Berlin resident Moza Kabbar ... says there's a huge boom in enthusiasm for veganism in the city. But not everyone in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at German Joys
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Readers of this blog know that I harbor a strong suspicion that a large number of the 70% male, 70% under-35 migrants coming to Europe in 2015 are not quite right in the head. Dozens of stories of sexual assaults,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at German Joys