Comments on: For Germany, mum’s the word Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 By: barenski Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:33:46 +0000 did Tom move to Russia with Gerard? Last I checked Americans didn’t need visa.
I once worked with a dude from Germany and he got really upset when I started color coding some things in excel. I found it funny because he never lost his composure otherwise. still don’t know what he was so upset about..

By: OUTPOST2012.NET Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:10:39 +0000 Germany remains an enigma for me. Even though I studied the German history at the Moscow State for five years.

Can you imagine? I wrote a little comment at “Spiegel.”
I swear, it was very decent.
I just assumed that CDU/SPD another Grand coalition within a decade would be a mistake. I tried to be sarcastic and said: “Why not to make CDU/SPD party and to call it “Volkspartei?”
I also said what I actually thought: that the German Social-Democracy is facing the challenge like at the time of Rosa and Karl in 1918-1919: to embrace the left or to work out a completely new set of ideas and priorities.
Jeez, they castrated my posting to three phrases and deleted some parts.
Now I understand the situation with Tom Cruise and his visa to Germany due to his Scientology. Well, I am in a good company, at least.

By: OUTPOST2012.NET Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:43:41 +0000 Russia, I suppose.

By: barenski Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:42:44 +0000 Who has the most inspiring, motivating and extra-special boss in the whole wide world?

By: satori23 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 02:06:02 +0000 Not sure if it’s comforting, but it’s certainly interesting… the fact that the party which spearheaded the assault on welfare successfully removed itself from the picture.

By: EthicsIntl Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:02:32 +0000 If the Euro or the EU were to break up there will be no market for expensive German exports, except China, and Germany would go under, in a big way. Germany is thriving at the expense of the much less industrialized EU countries. They would do anything, anything, to keep it together.

By: ptiffany Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:03:56 +0000 Not to denigrate Merkel, but she merely continued policies implemented by her predecessor with perfect timing not controlled by her. However, it is well known that Germany’s current success is gradually eroding along with its diminishing workforce. It is expected that France’s economy will pass Germany’s within a few years. Germany’s extreme resistance to change and reform works for now, but could drive Germany down over the next few years.

Not long ago, Brazil was touted as the epitome of an up-and-coming economy. Now, it’s in a deepening depression.

Euro watchers constantly claim that Germany is responsible for holding the Euro Zone together with their contribution of a few billion dollars in reserves to the European Central Bank. They tend to ignore the TRILLIONS of DOLLARS pumped into Europe by the Federal Reserve through subsidiary financial institutions in the United States. All of Europe including Germany would be a basket case, rather than just most of it, without the Federal Reserve’s aid.

By: OUTPOST2012.NET Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:43:14 +0000 And another Mr. Lloyd’s irrational opinion.

The Merkel’s victory is the pyrrhic victory. It is completely irrelevant for the German political system.

The actual event: falling FDP – the only real center-right party – into oblivion. Will it cease to exist or will it make a comeback – we can’t know.

Merkel desperately needs another Big Coalition with SPD. For the first time in the German history: two big coalitions within a decade?! There is something wrong in the Kingdom of Denmark. It is the dysfunctionally of the political system: two main parties became hardy distinguishable.

The oldest Social-Democracy in Europe must not trade its history and its past for a mere seat of the foreign or finance minister in the coalition. It will be disastrous to the party and for the political system.

Let Merkel try to make a deal with the Greens. Or the Left? The number of options is virtually non-existent.
That’s the price of “personal” victory in the parliamentary Republic.

We keep discussing this at our global forum in the thread called “Germany: the Ghosts of the Full Circle.”