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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:06 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:20 am 
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I know a number of Americans. Some of my best friends happen to be Americans. This hasn't ever come up as a topic of conversation, simply because there are bigger things to be concerned with than what other people think of you. Now that we are in the year 2011, we can move on from the 1930s & 40s and onto the 1950s & 60s. The hula hoop is gonna be big, I sense it. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:32 am 
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In general, no.
If one goes by the stereotypes, many Americans think of Germans as detail-oriented Engineers who like to eat sausage and drink beer. I'm sure there are some Germans who still cling to racist crap, the same way other countries do, particularly a too large percentage of Americans. Very often, I hear the phrase "I'm not racist but...", always a sure sign of someone confident in their racism.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:27 am 
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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
In general, no.
If one goes by the stereotypes, many Americans think of Germans as detail-oriented Engineers who like to eat sausage and drink beer. I'm sure there are some Germans who still cling to racist crap, the same way other countries do, particularly a too large percentage of Americans. Very often, I hear the phrase "I'm not racist but...", always a sure sign of someone confident in their racism.


thanks. You know what pisses me off? That stereotype of a fat sausage eating drunk german. I mean, there´s more to Germany than bavaria and the octoberfest.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:04 pm 
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All I know is that the film Inglouroius Basterds is historically accurate. It's based on facts.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:01 pm 
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The movie is a Jewish fantasy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inglourious_Basterds


Why would Gwonam think that many Americans still think Germans are Nazis?

Anyone care to touch that?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:02 pm 
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Hike Naked: Germany Opens New Nude-Friendly Nature Trails

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When "Germany's first hiking trail for nudists" opened on May 29, 2010, near the town of Dankerode, enthusiasm was running high — and not just among those who enjoy braving nature in the buff. Mayor Monika Rauhut hailed the trail as "the latest attraction here in beautiful Wippertal."

The trail was an instant hit, which got us wondering if such a thing might be a good idea in Switzerland, where the issue of nude hiking will soon be taken up by the Supreme Court. The "unofficial spokesperson" for Swiss lovers of the outdoor activity isn't so sure. But Puistola Grottenpösch (not his real name) does see some upsides. A sanctioned trail would give many people an opportunity to experience the "bodily freedom" that only hiking in the nude offers — an experience that "fills you with happiness," he says.

In Germany, signs placed around the nude trail area warn: "If you don't want to run into any naked people, stop right here!" The message makes Grottenpösch uneasy. "It seems to suggest such a thing would be terrible," he says. "The sign could be taken as more of an encouragement than a deterrent." Nor does he like the idea that such a trail could be seen as a "ghetto" for nude hikers, particularly as such a thing might make people think "that it's obligatory to be clothed everywhere else."

Grottenpösch recently appeared in court in Appenzell-Ausserrhoden to support a fellow nude hiker who was arrested for practicing the peculiar pastime.

The first year that the German trail — played up initially as a "paradise" for nude hikers — was up and running, there were no legal problems. But there have been some red faces. The brains behind the endeavor is a nearby campground owner who had hoped the novel trail would bring him more paying guests. He no longer wishes his full name to be given in the press, reports German nude-hiking aficionado Horst K. on the Nacktwandern website, which has provided information about the trail since it opened.

Integrating the naturist trail and the family-oriented campsite proved more difficult than anticipated for the owner, whose initial enthusiasm soon gave way to concern. Instead of trying to draw nude hikers as customers, he found himself telling them to give his campsite "a wide berth."

"Yes, there were some problems," Horst K. says. "But we cleared those up, and now things are okay for both sides." As things presently stand, the mood in Harz seems to be one of determined conflict avoidance.

Even among backers of the birthday-suit lifestyle, nude hiking can be a prickly issue. The president of the German naturists' association called naked hikers "neurotics and psychopaths." Fans of the activity, in both Germany and Switzerland, reject the labels flat out.

"We are careful," Puistola Grottenpösch explains, citing by way of example an outing he took near Toggenburg (Appenzell, Switzerland), where he came across a group of people celebrating a religious service in a field. Grottenpösch conscientiously hid his privates with a scarf, something he carries for just such occasions. "You quickly wrap it around yourself and all conflict is avoided."


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:05 am 
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Gwonam wrote:
... I mean, there´s more to Germany than bavaria and the octoberfest.


Yep, schnitzel, Fräuleins, autobahn, and David Hasselhoff, of course. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:08 am 
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Many Americans were influenced by the Nazis.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:26 pm 
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German basketball Uber-Man, Dirk Nowitzki, just led the Dallas Mavericks to an NBA championship over the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat are owned by Micky Arison, who is Jewish. You can draw your own conclusions. Personally, I'm pretty sure Dirk isn't a Nazi.


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downer mydnyte wrote:
It's based on facts.

"Facts are stupid things."

- Ronald Reagan.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:31 am 
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Most Nazi scientists became American citizens :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:34 pm 
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Most Nazi scientists became American citizens :shock:

Except the ones the Reds spirited away.They became commie pinko citizens. :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:52 pm 
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No, most Americans don't. But some still make historical references to the Nazi era... For instance: if some Republican asshole is already well known for ... I don't know, rounding up immigrants and shipping them off on trains.. a sharp reference to their 'fondness of the German language' would be clearly understood.

But I still hear more shit thrown at the French here in the States, as far as that era goes...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:54 am 
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Why do you ask?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:10 pm 
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Your either a Klink or a Hogan and sometimes Shultz. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:47 pm 
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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Very often, I hear the phrase "I'm not racist but...", always a sure sign of someone confident in their racism.
yep, that's a global phrase... in swedish it's "jag är inte rasist, men..."

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:20 pm 
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What's the point of that ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:15 pm 
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Maybe their boots?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:17 am 
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hi,

i can tell that there are a lof nazis still in germany. But they dont show the face.
The church is one off the biggest Nazi Club - because they think Adolf Hitler was
send from God !
Do you know what the nazis doctors have done ...
Aids is a crime!

Please help me to ask this question to Mr. Meisner

http://direktzu.kardinal-meisner.de/ebk ... orting=asc

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Achilles - a german

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:36 am 
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Achilles wrote:
hi,

i can tell that there are a lof nazis still in germany. But they dont show the face.
The church is one off the biggest Nazi Club - because they think Adolf Hitler was
send from God !
Do you know what the nazis doctors have done ...
Aids is a crime!

Please help me to ask this question to Mr. Meisner

http://direktzu.kardinal-meisner.de/ebk ... orting=asc

Thanks a lot.

Achilles - a german


why bother with the church. religion is senseless anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:55 am 
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I think there are more Nazis in America today than there are in Germany.

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Galoot Co-Log-Nuh wrote:
I think there are more Nazis in America today than there are in Germany.


The nazi party didn't have a majority in the national election in 1933 when they took over. But most of the rest, who didn't vote for Hitler were followers later. Maybe Germans tended to follow what they're told to. I'm afraid less has changed.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:42 am 
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Achilles wrote:
hi,

i can tell that there are a lof nazis still in germany. But they dont show the face.
The church is one off the biggest Nazi Club - because they think Adolf Hitler was
send from God !
Do you know what the nazis doctors have done ...
Aids is a crime!

Please help me to ask this question to Mr. Meisner

http://direktzu.kardinal-meisner.de/ebk ... orting=asc

Thanks a lot.

Achilles - a german


Which question shall I ask ? Meisner is a prick. But at least he'll forgive all your sins, since he's catholic. Forget the rest.

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