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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most Underrated US City on: December 14, 2014, 07:09:22 pm
Pittsburgh definitely
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you fluent in at least 2 languages? on: December 14, 2014, 05:55:22 pm
And I have limited knowledge in Polish now.

Already?

Way to go, dude! Smiley

Quite limited.... Wink

Nie mówie dobrze po polsku. Język polski jest bardzo trudny.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you fluent in at least 2 languages? on: December 14, 2014, 05:16:14 pm
English and German are native languages. With a bit of refreshment, I could get back to near-fluency in French.

And I have limited knowledge in Polish now.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hi on: December 13, 2014, 11:10:03 am
herzlich willkommen Smiley

Immer schön, weitere Deutsche hier zu haben.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: December 2014 At-large Senate Election on: December 12, 2014, 11:05:26 am
1. Polnut
2. Lief
3. Bacon King
4. WI: Franzl
5. Cris
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Americans Support Gun Rights Over Gun Control -Pew Poll Shows on: December 12, 2014, 11:01:27 am
Democrats aren't interested in controlling guns, only law-abiding citizens who wish to own them, which isn't going to do a damn thing to fight crime.
Exactly.  Criminals break the law by definition, so if they want guns, they're going to try to get them.  They don't care about the law in the first place, so trying to restrict gun rights that way is completely stupid.

How do you feel about the criminalization of drugs?
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Grades Around the World on: December 12, 2014, 10:55:02 am
When I went to university in Germany in the '90's, there was a numbers system used, where assignments which received some decimal values between 1-2 were A work, 2-3 B work and so on.  But I never got a sense in any of the classes I took what percentages corresponded to these.

It varies a lot, depending on the subject and the average score. Although the thresholds tend to be significantly lower than in the US (although the exams, in my opinion, are also significantly more difficult, so it compensates for this.)

The minimum percentage for an A can be anywhere from 75% to 90%, whereas the passing mark can be anywhere from 35% to 50% normally. Although it's never clear in advance and is often adjusted based on actual results. (It works legally because the exam papers always say something like "Bei Erreichen der hälftigen Punktzahl haben Sie SICHER bestanden.) Which leaves room for adjustment.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Bruce Rauner on: December 12, 2014, 05:35:24 am
HP, robbed The People's Pat of the third term he deserved.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: Protecting People From Explosives Amendment on: December 11, 2014, 12:21:53 pm
AYE
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best country in the whole wide world? on: December 11, 2014, 12:15:41 pm
Obviously not the US for the average person.
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: CSU: Immigrants should speak German at home, CDU says LOLwhat ? on: December 10, 2014, 03:44:26 am
Fortunately, the CSU is deservedly being mocked by pretty much everyone, so not really worth debating.
12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: CSU: Immigrants should speak German at home, CDU says LOLwhat ? on: December 08, 2014, 09:09:48 am
Obviously this is a horrible proposal from any perspective. But you know, CSU...
13  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: CSU: Immigrants should speak German at home, CDU says LOLwhat ? on: December 08, 2014, 06:15:56 am
LOLwhat is right. After all, most CSU people can't speak German.
14  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Poll: Do you believe Pope John Paul I was murdered? on: December 06, 2014, 04:58:02 am
Doubt it
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: December 05, 2014, 05:04:55 am
Ramelow (Linke) has been elected Ministerpräsident of Thüringen in a Linke/SPD/Green coalition.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: December 05, 2014, 04:35:43 am
Only 45.

Ramelow fails to win in first round.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: McCain: Orban a "neo-fascist dictator" on: December 03, 2014, 06:56:43 pm
Dictator isn't a dictator, but McCain (surprisingly) isn't completely wrong about something.
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Big Bad Swedish Politics & News Thread on: December 03, 2014, 09:59:26 am
So wait, is this really happening?
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever been to a pharmacy with bullet proof glass? on: December 03, 2014, 05:22:49 am
lolno (do not live in a gun filled crazy land)
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: Game Moderation Reform Amendment II on: November 30, 2014, 05:12:58 pm
AYE
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's the most serious illness or injury you've experienced? on: November 29, 2014, 08:13:01 pm
Pneumonia at age 11
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: English Proficiency Index: Danes are the best non-native English-speakers on: November 28, 2014, 08:54:33 am
I would never have guessed (except in context) that "schiach" had something to do with "hässlich".
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP Mulls Not Inviting Obama to Give State of the Union on: November 28, 2014, 08:45:14 am
This is asinine.

My sentiments exactly. One should respect the office at least, if not the occupant. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.

Not sure how one couldn't respect the occupant when compared to the clowns in the GOP Congress.
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: English Proficiency Index: Danes are the best non-native English-speakers on: November 28, 2014, 04:46:28 am
Austrian "das wird sich ausgehen" is rather similar to "it's going to work out." We don't use that in Standard German though. Is there some ancient Austro-Anglo link?

What do you guys use again for "das wird sich ausgehen" ?

Don't know about the ancient Austro-Anglo link. Maybe it has to do with the Germanic/Celtic population movements, or it's just a dialect thing.

Das klappt/passt/geht/funktioniert schon, I think. I've never heard the Austrian version before.
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: English Proficiency Index: Danes are the best non-native English-speakers on: November 27, 2014, 02:50:35 pm
"Aufzug" is the word I'd use.

Yes, because you are from Hessen and speak "High-German".

But we Austrians always shiver when we hear Germans use "kucken" instead of "schauen", "Quark" instead of "Topfen", "Tüte" instead of "Sackerl", "eine Eins im Zeugnis bekommen" instead of "einen Einser im Zeugnis bekommen", "Laken" instead of "Leintuch" or when you guys pronounce "China" as "Schiiina" instead of "Kina" or "Chemie" as "Schemie" instead of "Keemie".

And a 1000 other words that I currently don't remember ... Wink

I'm guilty of each and every one of those Smiley
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