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@Irena Mitzka

The SU payed the highest price and has the biggest share in defeating Hitler and Nazi Germany. If you like it or not.
But in the same way the SU was bad totalitarian country.

But all that is history.
The US president relly need people like you at the moment in such unpleasant times in Iraq and other parts of the world. People who belive in black and white and in all that big words like democracy and freedom... that are used so often and more often without any real meanings.

So sign up and stop talking and do soem work for the white part of the world.

@whoever

The US president relly need people like you at the moment in such unpleasant times in Iraq and other parts of the world. People who belive in black and white and in all that big words like democracy and freedom... that are used so often and more often without any real meanings.

Let me tell you that the world doesn't need anyone like you who obfuscates issues and dilutes history. The world will not move forward as long as nihilists run the German government. Ideology can be a dangerous thing, especially when a defunct form of it comes into power as was in Nazi Germany, the US, Iraq, China, etc. What is desired in any country is a strong ideology based with a constitution recognizing the rights of man, minorities and property. Only then can a democracy flourish, like South Korea and Taiwan as examples.

@Helian

Excellent point. Maybe this reacquisition will exonerate the bank from the prying eyes of the German government’s locust fighting.

@ whoever


like I said , don´t tell me about the SU role. And above all don´t accuse me of any " like it or not " . I made no mention or made any stance on that whatever.

Punk.

So you don´t believe in Democracy and Freedom. You don´t deserve it, thats all.
Are you one of those " alles Scheiße außer Kuba " ?
Well then, piss off , off you go, please, just leave. I´ll pay your plane fare, on the promise you stay there for 40 years.... with connecting flight to NK, in case Cuba changes government.


Here's an article in Stern on Checkpoint Charlie and the Crosses.
http://www.stern-verlag.de/politik/panorama/:Checkpoint-Charlie-Das-Kreuz-Kreuzen/542318.html

and a new one
http://www.berlinonline.de/berliner-zeitung/berlin/461501.html

@ James

can you give details on this :

" Ideology can be a dangerous thing, especially when a defunct form of it comes into power as was in Nazi Germany, the US, Iraq, China, etc. "


?

@Irena Mitzka

I do belive in democracy but i don´t belive in people that use that word or others so often and as a PR campaign for the true belivers as you are.

People like you stoped thinking and stop posing questions. So everything is black and white. I really hope you are just 10 years old.

" alles Scheiße außer Kuba "
I am a member of the conservative party for nearly 20 years now. So i belive you are the one that really should leave our country because nobody shares your view here ( or at least no one important).

"I don't like that "good democratic countries, bad communist countries". I believe the democracy is the better system but it's by far not perfect. Any country can be bad in a way, no matter if democratic or not."

These are your words.

You are playing down the massive negative nature of communist countries.


again : quote me:
„and your asumption is wrong " any country can be bad in a way "
my goodness.
A democratic country is almost certain to NOT "be bad" in a way totalitarian countries have been over and over.“


„ People like you stoped thinking and stop posing questions. „

Incorrect, I have „ überrundet „ you.

„ So everything is black and white „

Typical „ Unterstellung“ . No one said everything. And I say it again, your method is to change a black or white issue to a grey one in order to justify doing nothing.

As for the CDU , well , I known them also. They have lost their bite and have by and large aquired the same „gleichgeschaltete Einheitsmeinung „ as the Left.

I AM leaving . I regret greatly having paid oodles of taxes in this country.
Oh, yes, 40000 Germans left Germany in 2004 according to „ die Welt“ . These are highly qualified people BTW.
And more will be leaving. I know many who are fed up and pissed off and would leave in a minute if they had a green card.

"I don't like that "good democratic countries, bad communist countries". I believe the democracy is the better system but it's by far not perfect. Any country can be bad in a way, no matter if democratic or not."

These are your words.

You are playing down the massive negative nature of communist countries.


These are comments from another guy and they are too general.

You are leaving good luck and i hope you find the country where things are so easy and white is white while black is black.
If you belive the middle east policy of Bush is a good example for someone making a clear decission while others just see everything grey.
Save your comment and oppinion and think about it in ten years. The world is grey and i wonder what type of job you might have that you not have come to such a conclusion. Everytime you have to negotiate or ineract with other people the result will be grey otherwise there will be no deal.
There will be no victory for the US in the middle east and iraq in particular. Hopefully they get the chance to leave in some years with limited losses and limited spendings otherwise it will be a real blow for the whole west in this important region.


In my oppinion it is just childish retoric. the same is true for the comment on tax issue. To compare tax burdens in different countries is a very complex issue especially if you try to compare it with regions in the US.
If you are trying to point out that our tax system in combination with our federal system is insane and a burden to our economy than i would agree.
If you want a economic debate about differenst systems and countries bring it on i am here.

I will continue in Part 2.

I have quoted your post and linked to the picture of the monument in my Weekly BlogScan at BlogCritics.org, this week titled "Huffing Nitrites on the Fourth of July." To view the citation or join in the commentary, join the two lines below into the complete URL.

http://blogcritics.org/
archives/2005/07/01/231938.php

Happy Independence Day!

Did I miss something here? Did the writeup really use the phrase "historical location" for a display that is not a year old (began in October, 2004)?!?! What we really have here is a case of a private citizen (of ?) deciding for themself what the appropriate memorial should be and the OWNERS of the property - we Republicans used to think ownership was important - deciding they wanted to go another way. Puleez! Some people obviously need to be angry at something, thus they pile on to idiotic non-issues like this one. Get a life!

Did I miss something here? Did the writeup really use the phrase "historic location" for a display that is not a year old (began in October, 2004)?!?! What we really have here is a case of a private citizen (of ?) deciding for themself what the appropriate memorial should be and then making a stink when the OWNERS of the property - we Republicans used to think ownership was important - decided they wanted to go another way. Puleez! Some people obviously need to be angry at something, thus they pile on to idiotic non-issues like this one. This kind of "group think" endangers real democracy. Happy Fourth of July - get a life!

I am the American Soldier whose picture hangs in the middle of the street at the former checkpoint location. Although I found this blog a bit after the conversation ended, I thought to comment that it is very interesting. I cannot say much more than that as I am still in the U.S. Army.

All the best,
Jeff

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