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  •  I brought it up "respectfully" because it still (0+ / 0-)

    exists, these many years later.  I don't create their realism but have experienced it.  It isn't about solar power, GDP, or health care.  Lovely on the Germans for their successes there.  They are still, and should be, chagrined about the treatment they afforded Jews and others not long ago.

    I will end there as this discussion is ill fated.  Watch Germany... watch the leadership closely in the not distant future.   Part of Merkel's austerity program harms those who are not German.  History will repeat itself.

    Andy's two-timin' tail run off wiff mah sig line!

    by nannyboz on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:53:39 PM PST

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    •  They feel much worse about it (3+ / 0-)
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      than we do about what we did to the Native Americans and the African slaves, IMO.

      You can't be saying that they will go all Nazi again when you say "history will repeat itself", right? Plz tell me you weren't saying that! The Germans I know are horrified by what their country did, oh and btw they really don't like dear Angela Merkel either.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:06:19 PM PST

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    •  Have you some evidence (2+ / 0-)

      for this outrageous claim?

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 11:03:57 PM PST

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    •  Meh (3+ / 0-)
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      I can see Buchenwald from my house

      Actually, no, there are a couple of buildings in the way: the Greek restaurant across the street and the Bauhaus University, but I was just up there the night before last to let my labrador run without a leash a bit

      There are more extremist right wingers in the US than in Germany per capita.  There are far more Eric Rudolf's than NSU members.  The only political danger comes from the FDP "Liberals" who have fallen on their face the last two years.  I expect the SPD to take the reigns in the next elections

      I am familiar with the political system here as I have been an active member of Die Linke since 2005 when it was still the PDS

      However, as for chagrined, I'll let my wife know she should be - and for good measure, my daughter as well when she is born in January - sins are genetic, y'know

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