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July 17, 2017

Merkel's approval rating hits 69% this month

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Up 5 points from a month ago (64%)

Welp, with this a victory for her party is pretty much set in stone at this point (9. 24. 2017).

Are you guys ready for 4 more years of Merkel? At this rate she easily outlives Trump even if he wins a second term.

Also lol @ "I'm not sure what the G20 summit is actually supposed to achieve." 46% said yes.

Also generally Germans favor raising taxes on people with a higher income, 68% favour this.

3% want them lowered, lol:

https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/deutschlandtrend/
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Triad 2 days ago#3
Nice.
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Pogo_Marimo 2 days ago#4
I thought Germany was a refugee hellhole. Or is it all refugees responding to the surveys?
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Heineken14 2 days ago#5
Giggity. 

Meanwhile, Pizza the Hutt is hovering at what... 39?
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CherryTsundere 2 days ago#6
Pogo_Marimo posted...
I thought Germany was a refugee hellhole. Or is it all refugees responding to the surveys?

Well, tbf Refugees / Immigration / Asylum politics is seen as the major politicial problem that are the most urgent to be solved: 44% in July 2017 compared to 5% in Semptember 2013.

But the general public trusts Merkel and her government with that as seen by her approval ratings and the polls.
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chaos knight 2 days ago#7
According to American right wingers, Germany is burning down and under the tight grip of Sharia law. Surely they would know more than the actual German citizens though, right?
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SaikyoStyle 2 days ago#8
chaos knight posted...
According to American right wingers, Germany is burning down and under the tight grip of Sharia law. Surely they would know more than the actual German citizens though, right?

Trump and Breitbart said it, therefore it must be true. That's just logic broh.
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Starks 2 days ago#9
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ozzyman314 2 days ago#10
If they're happy with the obese potato lady & ok with the police knocking down their doors & having to pay hefty fines for what they post online, good for them.
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Iynxor 2 days ago#11
Triad posted...
Nice.
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kaiolino 2 days ago#12
Trumpsters insisted for a year that Merkel was historically unpopular.
they also thing she is some super liberal
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Nitro378 2 days ago#14
chaos knight posted...
According to American right wingers, Germany is burning down and under the tight grip of Sharia law. Surely they would know more than the actual German citizens though, right?

Urgh, don't remind me of how 90% of the UK is 'no go zones'.
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CherryTsundere 2 days ago#15
kaiolino posted...
Trumpsters insisted for a year that Merkel was historically unpopular.


Her ratings took a dip from August 2015 to August 2016:

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But still where between 40-50%

Her average approval from 2013-2017 is interestingly higher than that from 2009-2013. So historically unpopular is wrong.
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Crankard 2 days ago#16
kaiolino posted...
Trumpsters insisted for a year that Merkel was historically unpopular.

probably the same dudes who thought Le Pen would win in a landslide.
She's gonna be in power longer than Hugo Chavez, crickets from the Western media calling her a dictator.
CherryTsundere 2 days ago#18
BetaSquadron posted...
She's gonna be in power longer than Hugo Chavez, crickets from the Western media calling her a dictator.

She got elected fair and square from 2005-2017 you are aware of that right?
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aarrgus 2 days ago#19
She's the leader of the free world... people see that. :/
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CherryTsundere posted...
She got elected fair and square from 2005-2017 you are aware of that right?

Chavez was elected fairly every time, didn't stop the Western media from calling him a dictator from the jump.
AP3Brain 2 days ago#21
I can't tell if term limits are bad or not. If people really like the job she is doing she should keep it right? It's a lot more stable than our russian roulette of elections.
Triad 2 days ago#22
BetaSquadron posted...
She's gonna be in power longer than Hugo Chavez, crickets from the Western media calling her a dictator.


Being in office for an extended period isn't by itself a great measurement of dictatorial character.
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Triad posted...
Being in office for an extended period isn't by itself a great measurement of dictatorial character.

That's my point.
Brandalia 2 days ago#24
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.
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Triad 2 days ago#25
Oh, ok. 

Is someone saying it is, then?
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Brandalia 2 days ago#26
Triad posted...
Oh, ok. 

Is someone saying it is, then?

Saying it is, what?
You tried to milk him, didn't you? You sick son of a *****!
Triad posted...
Oh, ok. 

Is someone saying it is, then?

Yes, the mainstream press casually and constantly smeared Chavez as a dictator when he's been nothing but democratically elected multiple times.
Brandalia posted...
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.


so you admit she isn't trying to turn Germany into an Islamic state?
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Brandalia 2 days ago#29
Genericgamer667 posted...
Brandalia posted...
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.


so you admit she isn't trying to turn Germany into an Islamic state?

Luckily, you'll never find a post of me saying as much or anything similar. 

Keep collecting that straw!
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Sariana21 2 days ago#30
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He did perform a lot of dictatorial acts early on though to earn that title from Western media
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KA1N3R 2 days ago#32
Brandalia posted...
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.

Well, that's true, but their party is based on christian values, not the christian faith or the church.
Huge difference.
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Sariana21 2 days ago#33
Brandalia posted...
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.

Well, since Germany isn't bound by the United States Constitution, that might have something to do with it.
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KA1N3R posted...
Brandalia posted...
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.

Well, that's true, but their party is based on christian values, not the christian faith.
Huge difference.


Christian values like helping the weak and vulnerable

something a good amount of the religious right seems to ignore
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Triad 2 days ago#36
BetaSquadron posted...
Triad posted...
Oh, ok. 

Is someone saying it is, then?

Yes, the mainstream press casually and constantly smeared Chavez as a dictator when he's been nothing but democratically elected multiple times.



Oh, I see what you mean. 

So I'm looking it up and the media seems a bit split on that issue. Regarding those who do call him that: Could it be true, though, that (as we just mentioned) there are other factors that lead to them labeling him as such? Like lacking proper division of powers/checks and balances? Corrupt behavior? Controlling education and information? 

I honestly don't know all of that. I'm just pointing out that if he has engaged in that behavior or facilitated those breakdowns of a free democracy, that could be why.
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Brandalia 2 days ago#37
KA1N3R posted...
Brandalia posted...
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.

Well, that's true, but their party is based on christian values, not the christian faith.
Huge difference.

Ummm... That's a distinction without a difference, dude.

Sariana21 posted...
Brandalia posted...
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.

Well, since Germany isn't bound by the United States Constitution, that might have something to do with it.

Somehow, I don't think people who argue that Christianity should have no place in government, mean only the US government. They mean all.
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Triad posted...
Could it be true, though, that (as we just mentioned) there are other factors that lead to them labeling him as such?

Yes, the overwhelming factors are that Chavez is a leftist politician who nationalized the oil industry and appropriated property of US corporations, expanded social services to the poor, and publicly challenges US imperialism in Latin America. While Merkel is a centre-right politician who supports global capitalism and the US military presence in Europe.
to be fair, the situation in Venezuela is kinda his government's fault
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young_flip 2 days ago#40
Good for her. If Germany ever got back on a war footing though, she'd be gone so fast it'd make your head spin.
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mizukage2 2 days ago#41
Brandalia posted...
I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.


It only counts if your only explanation for why an action should be taken is 'the Bible says it'. If you can arrive at it by legit secular means its fine.
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TonyKojima 2 days ago#43
But according to alt right extremists Germany is burning right now and anarchy is happening in the streets.
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aarrgus posted...
She's the leader of the free world... people see that.


She's the leader of a country that's fining people for posting 'problematic' things online.

Left or right, that should worry you.
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Argonian_Maid posted...
She's the leader of a country that's fining people for posting 'problematic' things online.

Left or right, that should worry you.

It deeply worries racists. But nice euphemisms you use there to try to garner sympathy. 

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young_flip 2 days ago#46
aarrgus posted...
She's the leader of the free world... people see that. :/

strange comment considering her power within the EU, a wholly undemocratic institution.
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KA1N3R 2 days ago#47
young_flip posted...
aarrgus posted...
She's the leader of the free world... people see that. :/

strange comment considering her power within the EU, a wholly undemocratic institution.

Yeah, not really though
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young_flip 2 days ago#48
don't get sensitive when facts are pointed out.
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BetaSquadron posted...
It deeply worries racists.


You know this from personal experience?

BetaSquadron posted...
But nice euphemisms you use there to try to garner sympathy.


The ambiguity of 'problematic' should be seen as... problematic. Right now the thing drawing their ire most is perceived racism, so you're perfectly fine seeing people give up their freedom of speech and perhaps are yourself willing to do the same. But let's not forget that any election can put the wrong people in power (like the most recent one), and administrations like that should absolutely not get to decide what speech people are allowed and not allowed to have.

BTW, does it really not bother you that you're on the side against freedom of speech? Like, did you read 1984 and conclude that authoritarianism was a good idea?
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Argonian_Maid posted...
BetaSquadron posted...
It deeply worries racists.


You know this from personal experience?

BetaSquadron posted...
But nice euphemisms you use there to try to garner sympathy.


The ambiguity of 'problematic' should be seen as... problematic.

Wait, hold on, the Argonian Maid attempts to call Beta Squadron a racist because only racists worry about this law

The Argonian Maid then display their deep worry that Germans outlaw very specifically defined hate speech. That same hate speech law that deeply worries racists

The Argonian Maid just outed themself as a racist

If ever people doubt Rightwing stupidity and defense of racism, here is a perfect example

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    Namur 2 days ago#51
    This only means to me that the slow and steady decline of german society will happen amidst cheers and applause... Which makes it even more tragic...
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    mninp 2 days ago#53
    These polls worked out so well for Hillary.

    Anyone with common sense wouldn't believe any of these polls. The people that do are either not thinking straight or they're just buying into it because it feeds their political side.
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    CherryTsundere 2 days ago#54
    mninp posted...
    These polls worked out so well for Hillary.

    Anyone with common sense wouldn't believe any of these polls. The people that do are either not thinking straight or they're just buying into it because it feeds their political side.

    You are aware of the difference between a poll asking someone how they supposedly going to vote in a few weeks vs. polls who ask if you are content with the work someone does right now, no?
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    CherryTsundere posted...
    mninp posted...
    These polls worked out so well for Hillary.

    Anyone with common sense wouldn't believe any of these polls. The people that do are either not thinking straight or they're just buying into it because it feeds their political side.

    You are aware of the difference between a poll asking someone how they supposedly going to vote in a few weeks vs. polls who ask if you are content with the work someone does right now, no?


    He isn't... if he was he wouldn't have made such a dumb post.

    The polls were mostly right on character issues, everyone hated Trump and Hillary and voter turn out(or lack there of) showed it.
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    KA1N3R 2 days ago#56
    young_flip posted...
    don't get sensitive when facts are pointed out.

    Oh yeah, I'm so f***ing triggered.
    No, I won't say 'In my opinion', because what I say is subjective anyway. And you should know that.
    gogues 2 days ago#57
    Argonian_Maid posted...
    aarrgus posted...
    She's the leader of the free world... people see that.


    She's the leader of a country that's fining people for posting 'problematic' things online.

    Left or right, that should worry you.


    Germany's been going after people for hate speech since before Merkel. After WWII they don't even want to chance that the seeds of the atrocities their country committed could ever be planted again.
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    KA1N3R 2 days ago#58
    gogues posted...
    Argonian_Maid posted...
    aarrgus posted...
    She's the leader of the free world... people see that.


    She's the leader of a country that's fining people for posting 'problematic' things online.

    Left or right, that should worry you.


    Germany's been going after people for hate speech since before Merkel. After WWII they don't even want to chance that the seeds of the atrocities their country committed could ever be planted again.

    And it's not like they remove 'I don't like Merkel'-type of comments, but more like 'I wish we would kill all those refugees'-type of posts.

    There's a difference.
    No, I won't say 'In my opinion', because what I say is subjective anyway. And you should know that.
    Genericgamer667 posted...
    I'm sure AFD will take power any day now right guys? :')


    They're the ones who keep falling. From third place down to fifth of sixth. I'm not even sure if they'll make the 5% threshold to get proportional representation. I kinda hope they do, I have a morbid curiosity to see how a Right-Wing/Populist party functions in a legislative body, though unlike with Trump they'll have basically no power.
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    Lillymon 1 day ago#61
    Justin2Krelian posted...
    I have a morbid curiosity to see how a Right-Wing/Populist party functions in a legislative body

    You can look at just about any other European nation to see that in action. Germany is really the anomaly here.
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    young_flip 1 day ago#62
    KA1N3R posted...
    young_flip posted...
    don't get sensitive when facts are pointed out.

    Oh yeah, I'm so f***ing triggered.

    Aren't you though? You've been that way since Nov 8th.
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    mninp 1 day ago#63
    ArabrockermanX posted...
    CherryTsundere posted...
    mninp posted...
    These polls worked out so well for Hillary.

    Anyone with common sense wouldn't believe any of these polls. The people that do are either not thinking straight or they're just buying into it because it feeds their political side.

    You are aware of the difference between a poll asking someone how they supposedly going to vote in a few weeks vs. polls who ask if you are content with the work someone does right now, no?


    He isn't... if he was he wouldn't have made such a dumb post.

    The polls were mostly right on character issues, everyone hated Trump and Hillary and voter turn out(or lack there of) showed it.

    People change their view every single day. I've already pointed out that there are so many factors that go into polls like...who are these people they polled, what are their backgrounds like, what kind of people are they, is the poll biased, etc...things that people are afraid to ask because they don't want to disrupt something that may go with their political agenda. My point still stands...they polled Hillary to win by a landslide...she lost. Obviously the people polled weren't truthful, or they polled the wrong people. Take your pick. Either way, this new poll becomes irrelevant because the same thing can happen this time. Unless you're saying that these people changed their mind that fast which...who's to say this can't happen again. Moral of the story (and my point): you can't trust polls.
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    Kradek 1 day ago#64
    That German alt-right movement is gonna hit any day now...
    oh yes I'm sure the majority of Germany will suddenly wake up one day and despise Merket
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    Kradek 1 day ago#66
    Genericgamer667 posted...
    oh yes I'm sure the majority of Germany will suddenly wake up one day and despise Merket


    Sad that you couldn't tell I was being facetious.
    mninp posted...
    ArabrockermanX posted...
    CherryTsundere posted...
    mninp posted...
    These polls worked out so well for Hillary.

    Anyone with common sense wouldn't believe any of these polls. The people that do are either not thinking straight or they're just buying into it because it feeds their political side.

    You are aware of the difference between a poll asking someone how they supposedly going to vote in a few weeks vs. polls who ask if you are content with the work someone does right now, no?


    He isn't... if he was he wouldn't have made such a dumb post.

    The polls were mostly right on character issues, everyone hated Trump and Hillary and voter turn out(or lack there of) showed it.

    People change their view every single day. I've already pointed out that there are so many factors that go into polls like...who are these people they polled, what are their backgrounds like, what kind of people are they, is the poll biased, etc...things that people are afraid to ask because they don't want to disrupt something that may go with their political agenda. My point still stands...they polled Hillary to win by a landslide...she lost. Obviously the people polled weren't truthful, or they polled the wrong people. Take your pick. Either way, this new poll becomes irrelevant because the same thing can happen this time. Unless you're saying that these people changed their mind that fast which...who's to say this can't happen again. Moral of the story (and my point): you can't trust polls.


    In terms of the popular vote, the polls were generally accurate. They just whiffed on a few key states.
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    Namur 1 day ago#68
    @chaos_knight Well the polls brutally overshoot the %s of even the "popular vote" (something that doesn't exists in the "democratic" US).
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    Kradek posted...
    Genericgamer667 posted...
    oh yes I'm sure the majority of Germany will suddenly wake up one day and despise Merket


    Sad that you couldn't tell I was being facetious.

    oh I was responding to mininp and his "people change views everyday" crap
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    Genericgamer667 posted...
    KA1N3R posted...
    Brandalia posted...
    I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.

    Well, that's true, but their party is based on christian values, not the christian faith.
    Huge difference.


    Christian values like helping the weak and vulnerable

    something a good amount of the religious right seems to ignore



    Honestly I'm always a little offended when people call those Christian values. I mean, those same values are also in Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and most atheists follow them too. The only uniquely "Christian" values is loving Jesus in a non-prophet way.
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    mninp posted...
    ArabrockermanX posted...
    CherryTsundere posted...
    mninp posted...
    These polls worked out so well for Hillary.

    Anyone with common sense wouldn't believe any of these polls. The people that do are either not thinking straight or they're just buying into it because it feeds their political side.

    You are aware of the difference between a poll asking someone how they supposedly going to vote in a few weeks vs. polls who ask if you are content with the work someone does right now, no?


    He isn't... if he was he wouldn't have made such a dumb post.

    The polls were mostly right on character issues, everyone hated Trump and Hillary and voter turn out(or lack there of) showed it.

    People change their view every single day. I've already pointed out that there are so many factors that go into polls like...who are these people they polled, what are their backgrounds like, what kind of people are they, is the poll biased, etc...things that people are afraid to ask because they don't want to disrupt something that may go with their political agenda. My point still stands...they polled Hillary to win by a landslide...she lost. Obviously the people polled weren't truthful, or they polled the wrong people. Take your pick. Either way, this new poll becomes irrelevant because the same thing can happen this time. Unless you're saying that these people changed their mind that fast which...who's to say this can't happen again. Moral of the story (and my point): you can't trust polls.

    How do you pack that much stupid in one post?

    Polls by month change. In August, Hillary was up by a huge amount, then Russia started leaking information to Wikileaks and polls changed. By November, Hillary was only a few percent up, which held true in the election

    Shilling must be hard for you when the facts prove you wrong
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    TonyKojima posted...
    But according to alt right extremists Germany is burning right now and anarchy is happening in the streets.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/hamburg-braces-for-mass-protests-asg-20-makes-the-city-a-siteof-global-discord/2017/07/05/afafae46-6044-11e7-80a2-8c226031ac3f_story.html
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/g20-donald-trump-hamburg-germany-anarchist-protests-welcome-to-hell/
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/hamburg-g20-protest-summit-donald-trump-protest-germany-2017-visit-us-president-climate-change-a7820876.html
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/06/donald-trump-is-going-to-the-heart-of-german-anarchist-country/
    https://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jun/06/g7-summit-protesters-gather-garmisch-partenkirchen-germany-alpine-resort
    http://www.dw.com/en/g20-in-hamburg-police-and-protesters-clash/a-39587602
    http://www.dw.com/en/g20-what-is-the-black-bloc/a-39598505
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/18/europe/germany-european-central-bank-protest/index.html



    15,000 protestors isn't a trivial amount.

    https://crimethinc.com/2017/06/26/an-anarchist-guide-to-the-2017-g20-summit-in-hamburg-with-a-review-of-previous-g8-and-g20-protests

    Anti-capitalists branded 'insane' by Arab refugees for destroying a 'beautiful country' as internet mocks G20 rioters for sending snapchats from their iPhones
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4677108/Second-night-violence-Hamburg-G20-leaders-meet.html
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    CherryTsundere 4 hours ago#73
    KamenRiderBlade posted...
    TonyKojima posted...
    But according to alt right extremists Germany is burning right now and anarchy is happening in the streets.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/hamburg-braces-for-mass-protests-asg-20-makes-the-city-a-siteof-global-discord/2017/07/05/afafae46-6044-11e7-80a2-8c226031ac3f_story.html
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/g20-donald-trump-hamburg-germany-anarchist-protests-welcome-to-hell/
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/hamburg-g20-protest-summit-donald-trump-protest-germany-2017-visit-us-president-climate-change-a7820876.html
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/06/donald-trump-is-going-to-the-heart-of-german-anarchist-country/
    https://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jun/06/g7-summit-protesters-gather-garmisch-partenkirchen-germany-alpine-resort
    http://www.dw.com/en/g20-in-hamburg-police-and-protesters-clash/a-39587602
    http://www.dw.com/en/g20-what-is-the-black-bloc/a-39598505
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/18/europe/germany-european-central-bank-protest/index.html



    15,000 protestors isn't a trivial amount.

    https://crimethinc.com/2017/06/26/an-anarchist-guide-to-the-2017-g20-summit-in-hamburg-with-a-review-of-previous-g8-and-g20-protests

    Anti-capitalists branded 'insane' by Arab refugees for destroying a 'beautiful country' as internet mocks G20 rioters for sending snapchats from their iPhones
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4677108/Second-night-violence-Hamburg-G20-leaders-meet.html

    >protests at a g20 summit

    Oh, wow this never happens!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_G20_Toronto_summit_protests
    Behold my beauty!
    CherryTsundere posted...
    Oh, wow this never happens!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_G20_Toronto_summit_protests
    Do you think that level of violent protest is acceptable?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4677108/Second-night-violence-Hamburg-G20-leaders-meet.html
    Nearly 200 police have been injured in two nights of clashes, officials have revealed, and authorities say around 10,000 thugs were involved in last night's chaos. 
    ...
    'If people did this in Egypt they would be shot,' said Ibrahim Ali, a 29-year-old Egyptian who came here in 2011. 'The state provides everything: housing, unemployment benefits and education. Yet those people are not happy. I don't get it.'
    ...
    Germany's interior minister described the rioting as 'the opposite of democratic protest'.
    ...
    Thomas de Maiziere said: 'These were unbounded violent excesses out of a desire for destruction and brutality.'

    He added that 'completely uninhibited attacks against people and objects, looting and arson by anarchists from Germany and Europe, have nothing to do with political motives or protest'.

    Police say riots were extremely violent in the early hours of this morning in the city's Schanzenviertel neighborhood. 

    The fires burned across the city as the world leaders attending the G20 conference spent the evening listening to Beethoven's 9th Symphony and dining in style. 
    Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN'T - Johnny Depp 'Once Upon A Time in Mexico'
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    CherryTsundere 4 hours ago#75
    KamenRiderBlade posted...
    CherryTsundere posted...
    Oh, wow this never happens!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_G20_Toronto_summit_protests
    Do you think that level of violent protest is acceptable?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4677108/Second-night-violence-Hamburg-G20-leaders-meet.html
    Nearly 200 police have been injured in two nights of clashes, officials have revealed, and authorities say around 10,000 thugs were involved in last night's chaos.

    No, but this isn't specific to germany. As evidenced by my link.
    Behold my beauty!
    CherryTsundere posted...
    No, but this isn't specific to germany. As evidenced by my link.
    Doesn't mean it's acceptable for people to behave this way either.

    They're grown adults; they should know better.
    Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN'T - Johnny Depp 'Once Upon A Time in Mexico'
    Members of the anarchist Black Bloc group - which wants to overthrow capitalism - split throughout the city, setting alight cars and looting shops while groups fight riot police.

    These people need to be "ARRESTED" and locked up for decades.
    Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN'T - Johnny Depp 'Once Upon A Time in Mexico'
    Congratulations to the American right wing, for convincing the American people of the falsehood that Merkel was unpopular and bad.
    All animals can scream.
    Sativa_Rose 4 hours ago#79
    KA1N3R posted...
    Brandalia posted...
    I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.

    Well, that's true, but their party is based on christian values, not the christian faith or the church.
    Huge difference.


    They were against gay marriage until just recently. Is that really a huge difference?

    I think there's a bit of a double standard when it comes to religion in politics when it comes to Europeans from an American standpoint. Like American liberals will look the other way when European politicians do/say socially conservative stuff.
    I may not go down in history, but I will go down on your sister.
    CherryTsundere 4 hours ago#80
    Sativa_Rose posted...
    KA1N3R posted...
    Brandalia posted...
    I'm always amused by the people who think Christianity should have no place in government cheering on Merkel, whose party runs on creating a Christian government.

    Well, that's true, but their party is based on christian values, not the christian faith or the church.
    Huge difference.


    They were against gay marriage until just recently. Is that really a huge difference?

    I think there's a bit of a double standard when it comes to religion in politics when it comes to Europeans from an American standpoint. Like American liberals will look the other way when European politicians do/say socially conservative stuff.

    They still were, only 26.9% of the CDU voted for Same-Sex marriage. Meanwhile 100% of the SPD, The Left and The Greens voted in favour for it. 

    Merkel voted against it, two former Family Ministers interestingly voted for it.
    Behold my beauty!
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