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    Any Americans wishing to visit Australia in their post trump vacation, few simple rules.

    - no guns, sorry
    Its odd to me that the "commonwealthians" and "ukies" share their "compassion" for "no guns". This is the one thing where continental yuropians have far more in common with the US than you lot.

    Whats the cultural background for no guns?
    We're comfortable with our masculinity
    The lack of it?
    If you need a gun to be masculine, then you are not masculine.

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    I had more in mind the English obsession with cross-dressing


    

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholai Pestot View Post
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    Any Americans wishing to visit Australia in their post trump vacation, few simple rules.

    - no guns, sorry
    Its odd to me that the "commonwealthians" and "ukies" share their "compassion" for "no guns". This is the one thing where continental yuropians have far more in common with the US than you lot.

    Whats the cultural background for no guns?
    We're comfortable with our masculinity
    The lack of it?
    If you need a gun to be masculine, then you are not masculine.
    They need a gun to defend their freedumb.

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    That's what my reaction where initially when our allies over the atlantic managed the unbelievable feat of electing someone even more dumbwitted and incompetent than Dubya. I mean how is that even possible ???
    One word (well, two actually): home schooling.

    If fools (try to) educate fools, all you'll get is more sophisticated fools.
    Globalisation is the bigger thing to blame here. Yeah sure it's great for business people and well educated city folk but no so good for your average worker to see his job get moved to Asia.
    Thats the narrative, sure, but unemployment is at a long term low, and no amount of protectionism is going to rebuild a mass industrial worker class in any developed country (instead it will spur domestic high tech automation, eliminating even more jobs)
    Why wouldn't it be possible to rebuild a developed highly skilled industrial class again?
    It's in his post.

    A large number of skilled industrial jobs only exist because the 3rd world person that's trained to do them is cheaper than the automated alternative. If you force companies to on-shore them, they will be automated.

    You won't have a highly skilled industrial class, you will have significant expansion of tech/software/engineering industries.

    This isn't a bad thing, but the ones already getting the short-end of the globalism stick will still not have their job prospects improved. Those capable of working in tech/software/engineering already do well out of globalism.
    So, we're back at better education?

    I keep repeating that, because that's what's key to Germany's economy. We couldn't compete with the cheap mass producers since ~ 1970ish, so our industry went for high quality, specialized stuff instead. Which needs high quality, specialized workers ... which the school and further educational system tries to achieve.

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    And then you create a currency union to make it profitable for export markets at the cost of fucking over your southern neighbours. Truly the German way
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    It is absurd that we are capable of witnessing a 40,000 year old system of gender oppression begin to dissolve before our eyes yet still see the abolition of a 200 year old economic system as an unrealistic utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metacannibal View Post
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    Any Americans wishing to visit Australia in their post trump vacation, few simple rules.

    - no guns, sorry
    Its odd to me that the "commonwealthians" and "ukies" share their "compassion" for "no guns". This is the one thing where continental yuropians have far more in common with the US than you lot. (One could even argue that the US gun culture is heavily influenced by Prussian/Austrian Empire gun culture, see how the Colt Dragoon was license built in Austria in 1849 by KKP in Innsbruck in a redesigned fashion, which was quickly adopted to become the Colt Navy 1951 and other examples of continous influence)

    Whats the cultural background for no guns?
    i like guns, they're useful in some circumstances (farming for one) and fun recreationally. they're not quite as inaccessible as you might think in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    And then you create a currency union to make it profitable for export markets at the cost of fucking over your southern neighbours. Truly the German way
    The currency union was forced on the Germans tho. They did exploit is masterfully.


    

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    So, has it been decided if Trump really does like his watersports?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebomby View Post
    So, has it been decided if Trump really does like his watersports?
    Does he have a stance on waterboarding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
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    So, has it been decided if Trump really does like his watersports?
    Does he have a stance on waterboarding?
    Someone should call Hannity and ask him about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by metacannibal View Post
    Whats the cultural background for no guns?
    not sure about the rest of the Commonwealth, but for Australia, I think we were actually pretty ambivalent about them until 1996.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeekar View Post
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    And then you create a currency union to make it profitable for export markets at the cost of fucking over your southern neighbours. Truly the German way
    The currency union was forced on the Germans tho. They did exploit is masterfully.
    Indeed. If the German people would have gotten the choice to decide via referendum back than, Germany would still have its Deutsche Mark. (Our constitution provides no means for referendums)

    Also: we didn't do bad before the Euro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilalaunebör View Post
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    So, has it been decided if Trump really does like his watersports?
    Does he have a stance on waterboarding?
    Someone should call Hannity and ask him about that!
    I bet Hannity wishes he was the bed.
    meh

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    So, has it been decided if Trump really does like his watersports?
    Does he have a stance on waterboarding?
    Someone should call Hannity and ask him about that!
    Waterboarding is for pussies, Goldenboarding is surely where it's at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hel OWeen View Post
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    And then you create a currency union to make it profitable for export markets at the cost of fucking over your southern neighbours. Truly the German way
    The currency union was forced on the Germans tho. They did exploit is masterfully.
    Indeed. If the German people would have gotten the choice to decide via referendum back than, Germany would still have its Deutsche Mark. (Our constitution provides no means for referendums)

    Also: we didn't do bad before the Euro.
    You didn't. But you didn't have a bunch of countries keep the value of a currency down like you do now. And you couldn't wreck your direct competition with austerity beforehand either.


    

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    Sorry to interrupt the golden shower banter with this, rather, thoughtful article.

    The Divided States: Trump's inauguration and how democracy has failed
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    ...i have no idea whats realy going on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeekar View Post
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    And then you create a currency union to make it profitable for export markets at the cost of fucking over your southern neighbours. Truly the German way
    The currency union was forced on the Germans tho. They did exploit is masterfully.
    Indeed. If the German people would have gotten the choice to decide via referendum back than, Germany would still have its Deutsche Mark. (Our constitution provides no means for referendums)

    Also: we didn't do bad before the Euro.
    You didn't. But you didn't have a bunch of countries keep the value of a currency down like you do now. And you couldn't wreck your direct competition with austerity beforehand either.
    Which competition?

    Seriously, (West) Germany was an economic power house for a long time without the Euro and with a strong Deutsche Mark. Something the German industry always complained about, because our products were expensive elsewhere. Nonetheless Germany was among the top economies of the world for decades.

    As for austerity: there's a thread for that. We've been through all of this a couple of times there. And those countries that suffer from it (and I don't deny that) never were anywhere near of being a competitor in that regard. They have a completely different portfolio, so to speak.

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    Germans did a deal with the French as I recall , the Germans would get help with their unification and join the euro , and the French would get the power to control the policies.

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