The Krauts have had a guts full of Greek whinging and are calling time on their economic intransigence.
Greece was on the brink of economic meltdown as Germany looked poised to push the country out of the eurozone.
With Greece about to default on a 1.5 billion ($2.4 billion) debt repayment, senior German politicians warned “enough is enough”. The Greek debt negotiations collapsed after just 45 minutes, amid fears Athens is now heading towards financial catastrophe.
Despite condemnation from European leaders following the breakup of the talks, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, said: “We will patiently wait until creditors turn to realism.” He claimed the talks collapsed because European creditors wanted to slash Greek pensions and workers’ wages. Tsipras’ claims were immediately rejected by the European Commission. Guenther Oettinger, Germany’s EU Commissioner, said Europe should brace itself for a “state of emergency” in Greece from July 1 if Athens did not reach an agreement with its creditors. Sigmar Gabriel, the head of Germany’s Social Democrats, said time was running out for Tsipras’ Government. “Everywhere in Europe, the sentiment is growing that enough is enough.”
Foreign workers will have their wages seized by police and face deportation without appeal if they are in the UK illegally, David Cameron will announce today as part of a “radical” crackdown on immigration.
The Prime Minister will vow to make the UK a “less attractive place to come and work” by using next week’s Queen’s Speech to announce a series of laws to “root out illegal immigrants and bolster deportations”.
Mr Cameron will also unveil plans to make it a criminal offence for businesses to recruit abroad without advertising in the UK first.
He will give councils powers to evict migrants and force all banks to check bank accounts against databases of people who could be in the country illegally.
Adolf Hitler despised this ‘undignified’ picture of him in short trousers.
In Lederhosen (The Tracht Lederhose is the fashion item for every gent. The short Lederhosen made of buckskin or suede is the main component of the Bavarian Tracht) and knee-high socks, Adolf Hitler lounges against a tree in a pose more twit than tyrant.
A parliamentary committee established by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras put an official number on the claim, which includes the cost of a forced Nazi loan made by the Bank of Greece and the return of archaeological treasures.
Greece suffered a brutal occupation at the hands of the Third Reich in 1941, with over 40,000 people starving to death in Athens alone.
Previous Greek calculations for the cost of the country’s occupation have stood at around €160bn. The revised figures however amount to nearly 10pc of Germany’s GDP. Read more »
Senior figures in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner in government – the SPD – have united with the Green Party to declare Germany should compensate Greece to the tune of billions … for wartime Nazi atrocities.
The demands come as parliamentary lawyers warned her cabinet that Greece may have a valid claim which Germany might lose if it chose to fight it all the way to the European Court of Justice.
Mrs Merkel is said to be furious at the schism in a hitherto united front. She – and most Germans – view the Greek demand for up to 500 billion dollars in reparations for the Nazi occupation as a ploy to gain more time and money to settle its chronic debt crisis.
Using hydrophobic paint, the Germans are trying to stop all the whizzing…
Fed up residents of a Germany neighborhood known for its popular night clubs are using a clever technique to get drunk people to stop peeing on the walls of buildings.
Resident Julia Staron organized a local interest group to help apply Ultra-Ever Dry, a super-hydrophobic paint originally developed by carmaker Nissan. The coating, which is also used in shipbuilding, is powerful enough to push water molecules away, meaning that late night pee-ers get a nasty surprise.
“Wild peeing has been a problem here for a long time. But in recent years, it got worse,” Staron told Reuters.
As Mr Minto and his comrades argued at the time, it would not do to claim apartheid-era South Africa was a long way away, that what happened there didn’t affect us and that it would be dangerous to put oneself in harm’s way against the Red Squad. They argued that to go to a game was to tacitly support the South African regime even if one claimed to oppose apartheid. For those young enough, fit enough and brave enough (like Mr Minto and Murray McCully, now John Key’s foreign minister) it was seen as an important withdrawal of consent to be bloodied by Ross Meurant’s PR24s.
For his efforts, Mr Minto was labelled a “principled fanatic” by the SIS. With his background as a bland, middle-of-the-road union bureaucrat, no one will ever use that noun to describe Andrew Little. And now, after his despicable conduct over the training mission to Iraq, no one will ever use the adjective to describe him either.
Under Mr Minto’s formula, it is not enough for the Labour leader to say ISIS is evil but a long way away, nothing to do with us and too dangerous to oppose anyway. His failure to support even the minimal contribution Mr Key has authorised – falling well short of what the Iraqi government sought – is to tacitly support religious barbarians so extreme that even Al-Qaeda has distanced itself from them. Were he a Michael Joseph Savage, a Peter Fraser or even a Helen Clark, instead of bleating that Mr Key’s decision might put New Zealanders at risk, he would instead be attacking the prime minister’s minimalist response as cowardice.
Mr Little had a choice to stand beside Mr Key or Mohammed Emwazi, Jihadi John. He chose the latter.
Todays face of the day, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was found guilty of hate speech. Her crime? Calling Mohammed a pedophile and telling the truth about Islam. In Austria calls for killing Jews are legal but calling Mohammed a Pedophile is illegal.
The last time I checked, a man who sexually touches a 6 year old girl is a pedophile and one who has sex with a 9 year old girl is a pedophile. You can argue that back in the dark ages that kind of child sex was socially acceptable. I would argue that in modern, civilised times it is not. So therefore I confidently and loudly say that the founder of Islam by today’s civilised standards was a kiddy fiddler, a pedophile, a pedo, a pervert, a rapist, a creeper, a pedobear and a child molester. The forced child marriage that is still sanctioned and happening within Islam is an abomination and is morally and ethically repulsive.
There I have said it. Charge me with hate speech for stating the obvious. What on earth is our world coming to when a woman cannot tell the truth without being arrested and dragged through the legal system while those who call for Jews to be killed not only are left alone, their words are justified by the judiciary.
February 12, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield
It’s not anti-Semitism. It’s anti-Zionism. You can tell because it involves Hitler and killing Jews.
Facebook postings from a Turkish man showing Adolf Hitler, with a statement praising the death of Jews, are a legitimate expression of criticizing the Jewish state, the spokesman for the prosecutor office in the city of Linz, Philip Christl, said on Tuesday.
“I could have annihilated all the Jews in the world, but I left some of them alive so you will know why I was killing them…,” Ibrahim B. wrote on his Facebook page in December.
A journalist decided to test how safe the streets of Paris are for Jews – by wearing a religious skullcap and filming the public’s reaction using a hidden camera.
Zvika Klein, a reporter for Jewish news outlet NRG, silently walked in the city for ten hours wearing a kippah – also known as a yarmulke – on his head and a tzitzit (knotted ritual tassels).
And the shocking hidden camera footage shows antisemitism is rife in the French capital as he is seen harassed and intimidated.
As he wanders around neighbourhoods wearing the garments associated with his faith, he is spat at, threatened and even called a ‘dog’.
Klein was inspired by a YouTube video in which a New York woman filmed the sexist remarks she endured in 10 hours of walking the streets of the Big Apple
After the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last month, where four Jews were murdered for their faith, he decided to record what life was really was like for a Jew living in Paris.
Posting the video on YouTube, he wrote: ‘Welcome to Paris 2015, where soldiers are walking every street that houses a Jewish institution, and where keffiyeh-wearing men and veiled women speak Arabic on every street corner.’
He spent a day in Paris with a bodyguard while photographer Dov Belhassen documented the day using a GoPro camera hidden in his backpack.
He wandered through Jewish neighborhoods, around the Eiffel Tower, and then through mostly Muslim neighborhoods.
In an article accompanying the video, he said tourist attractions were ‘relatively calm’ – ‘but the further from them we walked, the more anxious I became over the hateful stares, the belligerent remarks, and the hostile body language,’ he wrote.
Boys shouted ‘Viva Palestine’ and as he passes a group of youths, one remarks: ‘I’m joking, the dog will not eat you’.
Fingers were pointed at him in a cafe – and moments later, thugs awaited him on a street corner, he adds.
A little boy was shocked at his appearance in his neighbourhood, he reports. ‘What is he doing here Mommy?‘ he asked. ‘Doesn’t he know he will be killed?’
It comes as Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the mass emigration of Jews from Europe to escape the rising tide of antisemitic terror attacks.
Netanyahu said Europe was no longer a safe haven for Jews following attacks in Paris and Copenhagen – adding that Israel is now the only country in the world where Jews can feel safe.
His comments sparked fury from Jewish groups and were promptly refuted by the leaders of France, Germany and Denmark.
But Mr Klein’s video shows, in Paris, Jews ‘are barred from entering certain areas’.
‘Is this what life is like for Paris’ Jews?’ he reports. ‘Is this what a Jew goes through, day in and day out, while walking to work or using public transportation?’
He adds the majority of French Jews ‘do not flaunt their religion’ and Jewish community leaders have urged them to wear hats as they walk to and from work.
But at night?
‘Jews prefers to stay inside in the evening,’ he says. ‘It is safer at home.‘