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More Negativity

But it ain’t nothing new, folks.

More than half of Germans (53 percent) said they did not believe the United States government respects the personal freedoms of its people, according to a Pew Research Center report published on Tuesday. 37 more words


German Of The Day: Amerikanische Verhältnisse

That means “American conditions” or “the American situation,” meaning really, really bad, of course, and is most often used when referring to crime and the use of guns there. 167 more words


Communication Breakdown

It’s always the same.

Havin’ a nervous breakdown, a-drive me insane.

“I’m taking a German course this summer, then I’m emigrating.”


Meet The New Level Of Contempt

Same as the old level of contempt. This guy means well with his article and all, I guess, but he’s way off base if he thinks that Germany’s current level of anti-Americanism has only now “ 192 more words


Forget Mediation

What these guys need is some meditation. Or maybe some heavy medication.

Don’t worry. These GDL train drivers will be back for strike number ten… 64 more words


German Of The Day: Nervensäge

That means “nerve saw” or annoying person. And heaven knows that Claudia Roth of the German Greens has spent an entire career making a name for herself in that department. 92 more words


A Green Superpower?


Germany is a superpower when it comes to setting ambitious goals. But it’s even better at burning coal.

Germany aims to generate 80% of its power from renewable sources by 2050 with nuclear being fully phased out by 2021. 127 more words