George16

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  1. George16 added a post in a topic: Shocking - Student's tongue lacerated in Bonn   

    Hi Beuel, you obviously do not know the movie "Ghandi" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi_(film) ). An absolute must. IMHO, one of the best movies ever.
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  2. George16 added a post in a topic: States take first steps to ban neo-Nazi NPD party   

    The approach by politics and media to pre-select certain opinions and information seems very helpful to me. Obviously our other values are not strong enough, so that some of us might be directed into the wrong direction otherwise

    On the other side, let me give you the example of the three Dutch Maroccan footballers, who kicked to death a referee after their football game some days ago. I used to stay on the footpath when a group of young men (due to my domicile mostly with a certain heritage) came towards me. Some time ago, the guy who had to give up a third of the footpath, shouted that I would see what happens next time.

    With the official information ("dutch footballers of age around 16 kicked to death a referee"), I would have avoided an encounter with dutch footballers. But now, knowing the truth, I for sure will avoid any further encounter with adolescent of certain (not to be named) heritage and background. This piece of information might have saved my life. So I am glad that I found it - despite the information preselection by media.
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  3. George16 added a post in a topic: Religious circumcisions are crimes says court   

    Quite an interesting link: http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/
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  4. George16 added a post in a topic: Religious circumcisions are crimes says court   

    Does anybody of you know if there are scientific studies on the statistical psychological results of circumcisions? E.g. on tendency of machismo behaviour or aggressivity level? I guess this should be possible espcially in the US, where enough samples with no cultural or religious component attached should be available.

    Not suggesting anything, just curious.
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  5. George16 added a post in a topic: Working extra hours without a written contract?   

    I have stopped asking for confirmation in cases like this. What happens if he does not answer at all?

    I would just write an e-mail and state: "Wie abgsprochen werde ich im Mai 2012 40 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten. Wie abgesprochen, soll eine entsprechende zusätzliche Vergütung mit dem nächsten Gehalt gezahlt werden."
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  6. George16 added a post in a topic: The rules of footpath and cyclepath usage   

    Second woman with stroller had to queue up behind first stroller just like she did for the woman walking in front of me. So in the popular "force the Dhimmy from the footpath" games in our street, the score is now Dhimmy 4 - side-by-side-team 0 (there had been various side-by-side-teams, this was strollers now for the first time).

    I actually deserve an extra point now, because I gave the second stroller-woman a friendly smile - and she smiled back. Maybe she is even hopping mad now because she gave me her smile - too bad I will never know for sure.
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  7. George16 added a post in a topic: The rules of footpath and cyclepath usage   

    One question on the footpath rules in Germany (real event, no joke):

    - I would expect that a footpath is for bidirectional use. So today I had walked on a footpath wide enough for 2 people, or for 2 women with strollers side by side. A woman walked 5 or 6 meters in front of me. Said two women with strollers queued up and let her pass. Then the second woman came back to her original side-by-side position and tried to force me from the footpath to the street.

    - So is it a rule that males have to leave the footpath in such a situation?

    - Or would I have had more rights if I had worn a headscarf just as the other three women?
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  8. George16 added a post in a topic: How should we raise our daughters   

    @Rich Luedecke, sorry, but it was just coincidence that my post#30 followed your post.

    I wanted to address "You all" in general. And my "Thank you" was meant as a real "Thank you", a "Thank you all". Thank you all for your great input on how to make my daughter fit for the real world.

    On the other side I am sad, because John Lennon's and his generation's attempt to make the WORLD a better place, obviously has no priority for us. So maybe we will raise our children and try and help them be strong, independent and happy, even in a bad world. And maybe we will try and make the world a better place when we are done with this and when we are retired.
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  9. George16 added a post in a topic: How should we raise our daughters   

    So you say that "Imagine there's no Heaven / No Hell below us / Above us only sky" is just a poem from some weird decade in the past?
    You say that "Imagine there's no countries / nothing to kill or die for" / "And no religion too" is so sixties?

    You say that questioning nationalism, religions and doctrins does not create a better world?

    You say that our daughters and sons, and the coming generations will live in an unchanged world with hunger and grudge, with fathers killing their daughters based on tribal factionalism and religions, with priests abusing children, with men despising, abusing, killing their wives and with children starving?

    You say that it is time for me to become adult and mature?

    Thank you for your great input on how to make my daughter fit for the real world - I have raised her with this approach already, and I will continue to do so with your proposals and thoughts in mind. But isn't it sad that "I hope someday you'll join us / And the world will be as one" obviously is just a dream?

    Imagine there's no Heaven / It's easy if you try / No Hell below us / Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people / Living for today
    Imagine there's no countries / It isn't hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too
    Imagine all the people / Living life in peace ...
    You may say I am a dreamer / But I'm not the only one / I hope someday you'll join us / And the world will be as one
    Imagine no possessions / I wonder if you can / No need for greed or hunger / A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people / Sharing all the world ...
    You may say I am a dreamer / But I'm not the only one / I hope someday you'll join us / And the world will be as one
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  10. George16 added a post in a topic: How should we raise our daughters   

    Lavender Rain,

    thank you for re-phrasing my questions. You really got it what I had in mind but could not express.
    And thank you for the answer: "lead by example".

    It really would be unfair to expect that the new generation could build a better world, after our generation failed (at least partly).

    "Lead by example" - that is the answer. Thank you again.
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  11. George16 added a post in a topic: How should we raise our daughters   

    A father kills his 13-year old (after enquiring the probable sentence from his lawyer); a husband was stopped by police after severly hurting his wife (her foot was already nearly sawn off); a father raped his daughter for decades and she "did not know who to talk to".

    Should we encourage our daughters to intervene early when they have the chance? I am about to point out John Lennon's "Woman is the n*gger of the world" and "Imagine" to her; I am about to encourage her to take a position and if needed to support her mates when they want to leave the Roman Catholic Church, want to burn their head scarf, or even see no choice than to leave their family.

    So we will probably keep our eyes open, but should we encourage the next generation (assume a 12-year old)? Or should we just trust that they will find their own way and avoid discussing this topic?
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  12. George16 added a post in a topic: Maldives vs New Zealand vs California   

    In some other thread (on women under sharia), I had quoted from some reliable sources on the situation -especially for women- in Maldives:

    Women being abused and raped and no justice for them. With sharia, a woman's word has only half the value of a man's word - and a non-muslim's word has only half the value of a muslim's word.

    And as you could see in http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2010/03/11/maldives-brief-no-single-rape-case-taken-criminal-court-four-years and in http://haveeru.com.mv/english/?page=details&id=17237 , things like these do not only happen in Saudi or Sudan, they also happen in our holiday paradise of maldives.

    ... I have to quote from the 2nd link (12-year-old girl raped by four men)
    "Although the four had initially been charged with forcibly having sex with a child, the court had ruled that the 12-year-old had reached ‘sexual maturity’ (baaliq in Islam) and had consented to have sex with them due to the fact that she had not shouted for help and had asked relatives to keep quiet about the incident; the attackers had hence been charged with having consensual sex with an under-aged girl instead and sentenced to 8 months banishment."

    While I do not want to spoil anybody's holiday, there is something we can do. Send an email to the Maldives tourism ministery (mtpb@visitmaldives.com), or the maldives president (info@presidencymaldives.gov.mv) and ask them if the asian tribune is right.
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  13. George16 added a post in a topic: Worst jokes ever   

    Q: How do you call the tissue around the vagina?

    A: Woman!
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  14. George16 added a post in a topic: Politicians consider French-style burka ban   

    As we are talking about French laws, we may want to discuss what liberté, égalité, fraternité means. I guess it never has meant "to each his/her own in a free society". I guess it always has included solidarity and being equal. This (in my opionion and to my knowledge) includes that religion is a matter to be discussed and shown in your home and in your temple, but not in public.

    So I can understand that the French want to do a step back to their basic idea of the state. And the German "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" in a similar way expresses an idea of the state, which is not just a free society. So if somebody wants to be part of this society, why would he want to do this with a burka?
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  15. George16 added a post in a topic: Politicians consider French-style burka ban   

    Arbeitsagentur sends you to potential employer. Potential employer gets notification that they sent you. Potential employer will fill out some form including questions if you did appear, and why he did not choose you. You will get a ALG/Hartz4 ban, if you MADE employer not choose you.
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