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12-20-2015 06:03 AM  22 months agoPost 1
dilberteinstein

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I sat by an older German couple on a recent cruise. They lived in Berlin after WWII and were very grateful to the Americans for the airlift that saved Berlin during the cold war. They remember the Americans very fondly and exhibit strong loyalty toward the USA.

On the other side of the coin, they remember the Russians and the life threatening blockage. They still hate Russians.

They saw the imprisonment of East Germany and the strong economic growth of West Germany. They saw two different governments over the same people. The free government flourished, the socialist government didn’t.

They saw their country destroyed by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NAZI) in the 30’s and 40’s and finally saved by the allies after the war.

But something has changed in Germany…progressivism… and they are highly upset with Angela Merkel over the Islamic refugees program.

They feel like they're under attack again.

90% of life is "showing up"

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12-20-2015 07:15 AM  22 months agoPost 2
Dennis (RIP)

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They are under attack.

Their leaders are allowing it.

At the expense of the people.

Same thing going on here in the USA.

Wake up people.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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12-20-2015 07:22 AM  22 months agoPost 3
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Did they mention the 20 million the Russians lost in WW2?Who attacked the rest of the world and bought misery to millions?Doubt the Russians liked them much either Dilb!

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12-20-2015 07:36 AM  22 months agoPost 4
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http://www.businessinsider.com/perc...wii-2014-5?IR=T

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12-20-2015 07:39 AM  22 months agoPost 5
dilberteinstein

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Did they mention the 20 million the Russians lost in WW2?Doubt the Russians liked them much either!
That's true, but they were youngsters at the time and based their feelings on what they were experiencing at the time.

Their hatred for the Russians are not shared by their children because the kids didn't experience the same things.

I worked with a Dutchman years ago that hated Germans. He had witnessed his uncle and father executed by the Germans during WWII because they refused to work on road building for the Germans. The Dutchman's kids like Germans...one generation to another.

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12-20-2015 07:41 AM  22 months agoPost 6
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Ask a few Jews next time for some balance.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=d...XMihNimngM_M%3D

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12-20-2015 07:43 AM  22 months agoPost 7
dilberteinstein

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Don't forget Stalin wiped out a whole bunch of his own people.

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12-20-2015 07:49 AM  22 months agoPost 8
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Ask a few Jews next time for some balance.
Not American Jews. Many are free wheeling liberals that don't see the problems.

Hitler was certainly anti semitic and even recruited Muslims into his SS. He didn't like Muslims any better, but he had a use for the Muslims.

I know a fair amount of American Jews and some are as conservation as anybody, but most are on the far left end of the scale.

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12-20-2015 07:53 AM  22 months agoPost 9
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So he did,but i know you had Pearl,but you never saw the devastating damage and losses like Europe and Asia,hope you never do.But it pays to remember those that did and they might have long memories as no doubt survivors of Stalin,s cruelty have. .

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12-20-2015 07:57 AM  22 months agoPost 10
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Dennis

They are under attack.
Their leaders are allowing it.
At the expense of the people.
Same thing going on here in the USA.
Wake up people.
I suspect a lot of Europe is headed into a dark area they can't recover from.

Germany was in terrible shape after WWII. They are in great shape now, but they may be allowing too many Muslims in too quickly.

I have seen the effects of mass movements of people here in Texas in one just generation...our crime reports read like Mexico City.

Areas that were peaceful when I was a child are now unsafe. And I never attended any kind of school that had campus police.

I even see security guards working grocery store parking lots during the day time.

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12-20-2015 08:03 AM  22 months agoPost 11
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So he did,but i know you had Pearl,but you never saw the devastating damage and losses like Europe and Asia,hope you never do.But it pays to remember those that did and they might have long memories as no doubt survivors of Stalin,s cruelty have. .
The US and a few other countries have never seen what Europe has seen...thank goodness.

The nuclear age may change that. It is not a great trick to build a small nuclear bomb, but it is tough to deliver it a long distant undetected.

We have made a grave mistake with Iran and may live to regret it.

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12-20-2015 08:14 AM  22 months agoPost 12
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I cannot understand why Obammy and friends are constantly kicking Russia,they still have so many nukes and will never be overrun again as they were before in WW2.Mutual respect,no one has to love the other.Seems China is next on the Obammy list.

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12-20-2015 12:43 PM  22 months agoPost 13
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growing up in the cold war like most here, it's hard to say this, but we should be teaming up with Russia. Putin's no angel, but it's China we need to fear.

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12-20-2015 09:34 PM  22 months agoPost 14
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I cannot understand why Obammy and friends are constantly kicking Russia,they still have so many nukes and will never be overrun again as they were before in WW2.Mutual respect,no one has to love the other.Seems China is next on the Obammy list.
Recall this:
"F**k The EU" - US State Department Blasts Europe; Revealed As Alleged Mastermind Behind Ukraine Unrest

A leaked recording of a telephone conversation allegedly between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt discussing who should be in Ukraine's next government has, according to The FT, threatened to fuel east-west tensions over the troubled nation's future. In apparent frustration with the EU – which has failed to join the US in threatening sanctions against Ukraine’s leaders if they violently crush the protests – the voice resembling Ms Nuland at one point exclaims "**** the EU". As the two US diplomats decide whether "Klitsch" or "Yats" should be 'in' or 'out', listeners will be reminded (uncomfortably) that the governments of Ukraine and Russia previously alleged that the protests are being funded and orchestrated by the US.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-06/****-eu-us-state-department-blasts-europe-revealed-alleged-mastermind-behind-ukraine?page=2
The US is in this thing up to our necks.

Obama has his sights on Russia and is playing Russian Roulette with American lives (and others). This constant meddling is causing problems and should be stopped.

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12-20-2015 09:35 PM  22 months agoPost 15
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fla heli boy

growing up in the cold war like most here, it's hard to say this, but we should be teaming up with Russia. Putin's no angel, but it's China we need to fear.
Right on!

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12-21-2015 12:35 PM  22 months agoPost 16
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I heard a few talking heads this weekend that were saying the same thing:
1.) quit sticking our noses into everybody's business
2.) team up with Putin.

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12-22-2015 08:19 AM  22 months agoPost 17
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Perhaps we "should" have teamed up with Putin, but that ship has sailed.

Russia and China have already teamed up. You've heard of the BRIICS group? They are actively seeking to remove the US dollar from world reserve currency status and replace it with the Chinese currency (Yaun?). It's going to happen, and from our point of view, "we sure gots some hard times to come..."

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12-22-2015 11:54 AM  22 months agoPost 18
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Perhaps we "should" have teamed up with Putin,but that ship has sailed. Russia and China have already teamed up. You've heard of the BRIICS group? They are actively seeking to remove the US dollar from world reserve currency status and replace it with the Chinese currency (Yaun?). It's going to happen, and from our point of view, "we sure gots some hard times to come..."[quote]

The BRICS era is over, so you don't have to worry about it any longer. The investors pulled a $100 billion from the fund and the total worth of the five countries is only 8% of the world economy.

It's hard to be a combined economic super power looking like that.

http://qz.com/544410/the-brics-era-...-goldman-sachs/

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12-22-2015 09:10 PM  22 months agoPost 19
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You think BRIICS is over just because someone at Goldman-Sachs said so? Pffft...

The last paragraph of your own article says China's present GDP is 14.3% not 8%. The combined total is just over 20% of the worlds GDP. You think BRIICS just quit? NO! They created the Chinese reinvestment bank. Both China and Russia have been buying up physical gold (literally all they could get their hands on) as fast as they could so they'd have solid backing for their new currency, unlike our "fiat" paper dollars. "The full faith and credit of the United States" USED to mean something.

The days of the US Dollar's being the international reserve currency are numbered. Maybe a year, maybe five, maybe the bankers will instigate a world war over it.

We have plenty to worry about, but unfortunately, there's nothing any of us as individuals can do about it.

Today is a nice day here in 'Vegas. I'm going flying.

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12-23-2015 09:53 AM  22 months agoPost 20
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China the new kids on the block

http://www.china.org.cn/e-gudai/index-1.htm

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