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  1. Convenient Censorship

    Quite true, sr5dnptylno. I've never seen any of the people who share that poster' political beliefs criticize "her"- not the threats, the attempts at criminalizing differences of opinion, not the insults, nothing.
  2. jeba, Hitler was stateless from 1925 uhtil 1932 and then he was given German citizenship that year. He was Austrian prior to 1925.   To bring some perspective from the other side regarding the Nazi era, I've never spoken to those among my Jewish relatives about the Holocaust, only about their lives in Europe prior to 1933 or after they left Germany. I've only discussed it with my father and uncle. Jewish Holocaust survivors have, for the most part, been very reticent about discussing the Nazi era. I've also never discussed it with my German in-laws, although they are well aware that I have relatives who survived the Holocaust.   I've also read German history textbooks to see how they dealt with the Nazi era. They appeared to deal with it fairly.
  3. Convenient Censorship

    Erdmann has merely been critical of Statements made by you and others, there's never been a hint of him supporting censorship.
  4. Convenient Censorship

    yourkeau, one of your allies, the poster known as "someones daughter" claimed to have filed police complaints against 13 members of this forum for posting stuff "she" didn't like. This was an obvious attempt at not only censorship, but also criminalizing differences in opinion.
  5. Convenient Censorship

    I think Putin just has a bit more spine and, more important, has no need to be beholden to Soros and the other globalists since Russia isn't in hock to the IMF like it was two decades ago and its exports are dominated by natural resources and weapons systems (the latter in particular to countries where the globalists generally lack influence). Putin booted the Soros-funded "NGOs" because they annoyed him and he could, unlike our Western puppets like Merkel. None of that makes Putin a good guy- and he isn't.  
  6. I don't see anything wrong with coming here for 90 days and trying to find work and then getting a language visa and attending classes after that since you already presumably have a place to live with your girlfriend. However, having a big gap in your resume would be a big problem- just something to be aware of. Also be sure to get some written references  before you come over here because potential employers weed people out that don't have good ones.   For the price of that second bachelor's, you could have had a master's degree. It may still pay off for you, though.
  7. All, a Verein in Haidhausen (convenient to the Ostbahnof) urgently needs someone to teach German (native speaker strongly preferred) at the Verein on a freelance basis, i.e., they would have to provide an invoice. There would be two separate groups of 3-4 each, one needing to pass the Goethe Institute's B1 exam and the other the C1 exams. Instruction would have to start at either 4 p.m. or 8 or 9 a.m. This gig could last 3 months or more.   If you know someone qualified to teach German as a second language, please send me their contact Information (with their permission, of course).
  8. In Germany, you usually have to have a BS in Economics to study it at the graduate level. It's quite mathematical as well.
  9. The places in Germany with really good public transportation, e.g., Munich, usually have tremendous housing shortages. I haven't lived in the US for a decade, but "groceries 1/3 the cost" sounds rather incredible to me.   I'd suggest talking to your girlfriend about this since she is more likely to know the housing and job markets in Münster well.
  10. You can get an MBA from a decent school in the US (e.g., online from the University of South Dakota) for less than 15k: Least expensive AACSB-accredited online MBA programs. You could even study while living in Spain, where the cost of living is less than Germany's, and there may be some affordable options from Puerto Rico, Mexico, or elsewhere.   I can understand not wanting to move to Spain since it's perpetually difficult there to get a permanent contract, but why not try Mexico or a less expensive part of the US like Texas?   Speaking a bit of German is not very useful in the labor market here.    
  11. You'd have to be here in Germany (you can stay here for 90 days visa-free) and available for interviews to get hired, plus you have to get a salary offer that isn't too low to garner visa approval (the company has to apply for it for you). The hiring process however, is typically very slow, with two rounds of interviews the norm, and you'd be competing against recent graduates that don't require a visa. Futhermore, there are a lot of companies in your field that are located in much smaller cities than Munich or Düsseldorf; however, some don't hire people that will require a visa.   I'd try applying to smaller companies while you're in the US, then come over here for a few months afterward (maybe 30-45 days after you apply).
  12. Definitely Suhag. Great food...
  13. Trump refuses a handshake to Merkel

    yourkeau,    High-ranking military officers (read generals as well as aspiring and retired generals) have a lot of influence, also in Washington (especially, but not only, at the Pentagon). Theirs is, after all, a political position and they have powerful networks. Throughout the ranks and among civilian contractors, Germany is much preferred to the Czech Republic, and especially parts further east and south. That means many other people have positive memories of being here and want to maintain the status quo, especially after they had a look at Hungary and the Balkans. Servicemembers' morale when overseas is very much taken into consideration, which brings me to another point- military spouses. They can influence a servicemember's decision to either stay longer in the military or get out, and retention is always important because you don't want to lose experienced people you've paid a lot to train. Guess where the spouses would prefer to be? A disproportionate number of them are themselves German, to which you can add girlfriends, because they sometimes also have influence.  
  14. Trump refuses a handshake to Merkel

    Most of the (single) people stationed at places like Graf, Vilseck, Hohenfels, or Baumholder spent their weekends in places like Nürnberg or Frankfurt. 
  15. Trump refuses a handshake to Merkel

    yourkeau, I've been to/trained at all of these bases. Guess where the top commanders and their staffs were at that time? Heidelberg and Stuttgart. If you've ever talked to any US military officers, past or present, you'd know how much almost all of them liked being stationed in Germany, especially the highest-ranking, and therefore, most influential people. I myself requested to be stationed here instead of Panama because of several conversations I had in Korea with people who had been stationed in Germany. And Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Darmstadt, Würzburg, Wiesbaden, and Frankfurt (Rhein-Main AFB, now part of the Frankfurt Flughafen) were talked about reverentially.