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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, 2017 - Election Day and Results Thread on: June 08, 2017, 06:32:52 pm
Given these swings then where are the LIB  going to gain seats to get up to double digits ?

BBC said once they would all be in Scotland
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: German Federal Election 2017 on: March 07, 2017, 02:16:19 pm
I did not notice until now that Lucke's ALFA was renamed to "Liberal-Conservatice Reformers".
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: One of the most beautiful Polish cities tried to kill me on: March 03, 2017, 07:43:54 am
A bit off topic, but I recently noticed that Poland has no female ski jump team, which is pretty sad considering their male team is rather good these days.
Like Austria has no relevant women's biathlon team. Stuff happens. ;-)
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: February 20, 2017, 10:07:07 am
In 2010 the outcome was a red-green minority government tolerated by Die Linke. This maybe gives a hint. Much will probably depend on weither Die Linke faction will be more of a dogmatic or a "realo" kind. Given the history of the party in NRW I would suspect the former, but I am not aware of newer developments.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a fighter for a Judeo-Christian Europe? on: February 19, 2017, 01:09:07 pm
There is no such thing as "judeo-christian". At least since the third century or so.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler have a common ancestor? on: February 09, 2017, 07:25:59 am
Of course they have. But no one, that we know about as the church records don't go back before 1500. Given the demographic expansion in Europe in the Bronze age, he or she lived maybe then, or even later. As both come from "old settled land" and I have more ties to "new settled land", I am proably closer related to both. Beware!

If you go 33 generations back (about 800 to 1000 years) your theoretical number of ancestors in this generation is higer than the number of people living on this planet, today. This does not mean, you are related to everyone who lived by then - "everyone in Europe is related to Charlemagne" is a fallacy, but the possibility to be related to someone rises exponentially with every generation you go back.

Many people don't seem to comprehend that all living creatures on earth are probably related, let alone all individuals of one species. Of course the last common ancestor of two human beings can have lived several ten thousand years ago.
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Judean People's Front v. Judean Popular People's Front on: January 30, 2017, 05:00:03 am
Campaign for a free Galilea

for the profound revolutionary action, of course.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: November 15, 2016, 08:47:28 am
He's minister of foreign affairs. That's the reason for his approval ratings. Westerwelle was the only one to screw up in this regard. If not for that he's just "bland technocrat third-way SPD", which would not induce such approval ratings.
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Wouldn't it be better if Hungary was called Magyarland or the Magyar Republic? on: November 12, 2016, 05:49:29 pm
One I'm curious about is Georgia. I assume we call it Georgia because it's patron saint is St. George, but why not then also not call England Georgia? Georgians call it Sakartvelo and the Russians call it Gruziya. Why Georgia?
Wikipedia says it stems from Persian "gurgan" which would mean "land of the wolves", and the Russian form comes from that, too.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Please stop overreacting on: November 10, 2016, 06:24:52 pm
The Democrats lost a presidential election, where they got more votes than the Republican candidate, and a shift of a mere 100.000 votes in some swing states would have been a win and now people in this forum act as if they were completely doomed for all times, if they don't either copy Trump in style, move more to the right, move more to the left, pander to the percieved anger of midwestern middle-class whites or whatever.

This is as much hyperbole as the "Republicans are doomed for all times" after 2008 and 2012 and reminds me of German overreaction to AfD results, though a vast majority of people don't vote for them.
11  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How do you pronounce "Nietzsche?" on: November 10, 2016, 05:32:16 pm
For a German, this discussion looks funny. (Probably as funny as for the Speaker of a Slawic language the American pronounciation of the name "Kasich").

It's basically N - long i/ee - t - (mute z) - sh - weak e (a sound between a and e, which is probably meant by -uh here)

There are many variants of and related forms to this name like: Nitsche, Nietsche, Nitzsche, Nitsch, Nitschke and so on. It is derived of the Name "Nikolaus", and I would still bet some Slavic influence but I am not sure about that.
12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Wouldn't it be better if Austria were called ... on: November 10, 2016, 08:28:03 am
Let's call it Roafmsob:  "remnants of a fallen monarchy southeast of Bavaria" ;-)
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How are we supposed to make predictions now? on: November 10, 2016, 06:53:59 am
http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2016/Pres/Maps/Nov10.html#item-3

Seems, the polls were off in both directions. And remember, that there weren't many polls in November, maybe because of the "Clinton will win, anyway" storyline.
14  General Discussion / History / Re: An authoritarian right wing government replacing an authoritarian left wing one on: November 02, 2016, 11:02:38 am
I always thougt, there was some ideological shift with the coup in Burma in 1988/89.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FBI Reviewing Clinton emails news: LATEST - Emails from Weiner investigation on: October 28, 2016, 04:45:22 pm
Even the German television is covering this. And they just leave me confused. What is going on?
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is "Americans are stupid, so Trump will win?" solid electoral analysis? on: October 19, 2016, 02:15:02 am
At least I would not put too much faith in the intelligence of the people that elected George W. Bush twice. But "will" is of course, just plain wrong.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 18, 2016, 03:00:32 pm
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Marzahn-Hellersdorf 5, and to a lesser extent n°4, really stick out in the East. What is this neighborhood like ? Is it a new thing, or was it already a bourgeois cluster in the East before 1990 ?
It's mainly suburban. One-family-houses and two-family-houses, old and new. Such areas are normally the strongest for the CDU in German cities. (higher income, older population, more Christianity, less diversity, and so on).

Most of the development in Kaulsdorf seems to have been from about 1909 to 1940 with some extensions in the eighties and the 2000s. In Mahlsdorf it's from 1902 to 1940 with some 1990s. So it is basically "old suburbia" with some "new suburbia". And so its no "new thing"
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 18, 2016, 02:56:18 pm
Low energy CDU 0,2 per cent in front of the Greens in East Berlin overall. Tough fight for fourth place. ;-)
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 18, 2016, 02:37:34 pm
Mitte 6 (Gesundbrunnen) - SPD hold - by a hair against Greens
Spandau 4 (Staaken - Falkenhagener Feld Süd) - CDU hold - by a hair against SPD
Tempelhof-Schöneberg 1 (Schöneberg-Nord) - Greens hold
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 18, 2016, 02:22:00 pm
And the first district is fully counted. AFD gain Lichtenberg 1 (Hohenschönhausen-Nord, Wartenberg, Falkenberg) from LINKE. Expect some of those to follow, although the main loser, percentage wise seems to be the SPD here.

It also seems the Linke has lost votes in their Plattenbau strongholds and won big in the inner city west. AFD is acellerating the transformation of the Linke to a normal left wing party, a bit.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 04, 2016, 01:54:44 pm
Okay, with the last swath of votes it would now be almost 8 percent. It seems more and more likely the Greens are out.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 04, 2016, 01:47:13 pm
The Greens would need around 7 per cent of the votes (around one inf five) not counted. Not totally impossible as postal ballots are often counted last and the cities are undercounted until now, but it does not seem to likely and the rural areas undercounted by now seem to be a mixed bag.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 04, 2016, 01:07:15 pm
If anybody ist interested in results as counted

http://service.mvnet.de/wahlen/2016_land/dateien/atlanten/ergebnisse.2016/landtagswahl.html
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 04, 2016, 10:55:04 am
Some traits (exit poll by ARD): 56 per cent view the economic situation in MVP as "good", 73 per cent approve of the work of prime minister Erwin Sellering. Around three of four say, this election won't affect their personal life.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Danes don't like Trump much on: August 31, 2016, 07:46:32 am
Danes would vote like all other Western Europeans would. Interesting conclusion here...
What is wrong with American Whites! Huh
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses...
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