Germany: Elections 2017

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Idris2002, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Angie the Merks' administration of anaesthesia to an entire nation has been very successful, and that's not surprising if you think about what happened the last time Germans let a fun-loving extrovert run things.

    But that said we're six weeks (or less) away from another election. The Merk is still the CDU's wunderwaffe and the SPD still struggle to compete. Nor does Die Linke's courting of the all-important FKK vote seem likely to give the Red-Red-Green option the surge it needs.

    Deutsche Welle have some interesting stories here:

    German election 2017 - All the news, data and facts you need | DW
     
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  2. mather

    mather Well-Known Member

    ?
     
  3. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

  4. mather

    mather Well-Known Member

  5. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    A group of German people who like to let it all hang out.

    Link was in English for me, btw.
     
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  6. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

  7. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    I just got this big "Bild" logo and fuck-all else. Maybe you could provide us with a copy+paste?
     
  8. copliker

    copliker ...

    Bild is really shit guys.
     
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  9. Cornichon

    Cornichon Active Member

    If you follow the link, it says "Change to mobile version?" Just click OK to get to the article. It's in English.

    Copliker is right though - Bild is shit.
     
  10. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Well the website certainly is. Just a big logo for me, nothing else. Maybe the link you describe is further down the page, but I can't tell because scrolling is utterly broken.
     
  11. Cornichon

    Cornichon Active Member

    Screenshot_20170823-025506.png
    That's what it looks like on my mobile phone. Just click OK to read the article.

    It may be different on a laptop though. Can't check that now. I will try later.
     
  12. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    OK, so I got past that bit. Except now it takes me to a page that, from what little German I understand, asks me to disable my adblocker before allowing me to view the content. Since I have a policy of fucking off websites that do that, I won't bother any more.
     
  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

  14. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    I know no one wants a change from the usual old shite on this forum, but my local MP is going to sue fascist Facebook users for leaving racists remarks on his page:

    Karamba Diaby sues Facebook users over racist comments

    Diaby is the first black mp to reach the Bundestag. He came out here in the GDR times, and made his name after reunification when he was crucial to working class residents of one tower block holding on to their homes. They had been threatened with eviction on the grounds that the soil on which their building stood was chemically contaminated . . . but he had come here from Senegal to study chemistry, and so he took soil samples from the site which proved there was no problem of that sort.
     
  15. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Couple of things. Firstly, earlier this week we saw the 25th anniversary of the Rostock pogrom (that's what they call it in Germany):

    25 years after Rostock-Lichtenhagen: 'Don't dwell on the past, learn from it' | News | DW | 22.08.2017

    This morning it was announced that the left-wing website links-unten.indymedia has been banned and its premises raided by the authorities:

    Interior Ministry shuts down, raids left-wing German Indymedia site | News | DW | 25.08.2017

    Will the far-right get the same treatment?
     
  16. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Read and learn:

    Freikörperkultur - Wikipedia

    (das link ist probs NSFW, depending on where you work)
     
  17. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    I think this goes to show just how pernicious the notion of "extremism" as something politically unacceptable really is. It's basically an excuse for the bourgeois state and media to try narrowing the public discourse down to what they want it to be. Effectively criminalising dissent.
     
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  18. copliker

    copliker ...

    That's fucked up a few of my links then. A story about the state having a bunch of Die Linke MPs under surveillance for an unspecifed length of time came out 5 or 6 years ago.
     
  19. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

  20. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Any predictions? Exit poll out soon...
     
  21. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    The neo-Nazis scored better than expected - 13.5%. :(
     
  22. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Turns out the Merk is only human:

     
  23. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Worse showing for Die Linke than expected too isn't it?
     
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  24. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    I think so, yes. They're still living off their inheritance of older voters from the GDR.
     
  25. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Didnt they leave for the AfD in the last election?
     
  26. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    I hadn't heard that, pocketscience, but I wouldn't be at all surprised.

    Anyway, Schultz has ruled out going back into coalition with the Merk (I just like saying "the Merk" a lot, in fact I say it whenever possible), so it looks like Jamaica is the next stop.
     
  27. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Seat projections:



    Jamaica it is then.
     
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    88 seems sadly appropriate
     
  29. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    I vaguely recall that was the reason touted in the 2013 election - the drop in die Linke vote in the east went to the AfD there, and in the west the AfD gained from the FDP drop.
    All irrelevant now they've really established themselves with with big numbers of CDU rightwingers. Scary shit.

    Can someone explain to me why there's no speculation of a Red, Red, Green coalition?
     
  30. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Because it wouldn't even come within hailing distance of the 316 seats needed for a majority.
     
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