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  1. kiko

    German politics. Flinten Uschi defying the laws of gravity

    Again, that's the old drama. Tactical votes are the domain of the groups that just crave power - no matter what. That's their big advantage and main reason they win more often than not. The competition from the left is more inclined to vote with their conscience. I still don't think it is a good idea to get even more of them into a position of relative power just to avoid a direct mandate for the undesirables in front of your door step. Tactical voting makes sense if it can avoid madame Le Pen as president. But picking backbencher Mayer over Müller...why bother? They are both non-entities in the grand scheme of things. I know it's a bit unfair to put CDU and AfD on one level. That's not true - not even in Saxony. But rewarding them for their shameless behavior over the last decades? It would indeed be a very bad joke if former CDU voters now vote AfD because they are the real deal for them and then we expect the more progressives to vote for a shitty party like the CDU to avoid...what exactly? The end result would be that we now have a massive group of politicians and their retinue who are very right of centre. That would definitely leave a bitter taste in my mouth as a voter. Be glad if you live in a state where the left is participating at least a bit for all that it's worth. Bavarians don't really have a choice for ages thanks to a party that learned to suffocate the far right by copying all their positions. Here I can throw away both of my votes every other year. It never counts for anything.
  2. kiko

    German politics. Flinten Uschi defying the laws of gravity

    @Alarich II I understand your point but I don't think you are right. Especially in Saxony the politics of the CDU has enabled the current situation. I know it is perhaps not the fault of the individual candidate but I don't see how it could be justified to reward the party who shares a lot of the responsibility for the current situation. They have been in power for as long as this state exists and see where it lead to. I actually think it is better to lay bare how it really is on the ground instead of letting this open wound fester even longer. Also tactical voting was traditionally the tool of choice of the right leaning parties (I'm looking at you, FDP). The left parties have the tried and tested method of splitting their vote without gaining anything.
  3. kiko

    Bull**it Jobs

    I don't think you have every worked for a company. There is usually a huge group of people who are overpaid and not really doing any tangible work. And I'm not talking about admins or management but those who in theory have a specific task to do but can't or won't do for various reasons. Their job security is actually only made possible by modern technology because they get away with merely *reporting* activities. Whether they actually happen or not is not visible higher up the food chain and it is often not desired to investigate what really happens. I believe that's part of the feudal structures mentioned earlier in this thread. You can often see some middle management type entering a position and creating a whole bunch of positions for people with surprisingly similar CVS. The advantages of having this type of employees is that you can always easily cut them back in a pinch without actually losing any productivity. It's win win for everyone. Sure a few shareholders might not see the same returns they could have without their company spending it on bullshit jobs. But who cares? They can always sell their shares and invest into those mystical lean mean businesses. If they don't, they are apparently happy with the current state of affairs.
  4. She didn't read a lot of newspapers for the last couple of years, did she?
  5. kiko

    New Forum Census

    Germany. Currently in Franconia
  6. kiko

    German politics xth attempt

    It's weird. Here in Erlangen it feels like a larger minority of residents are not even from Bavaria. I assume they would never vote for those crazies. Looks like it's mandatory for the natives to put their cross for the C... party.
  7. kiko

    German politics xth attempt

    The good news is that I have more good arguments for not going to Berlin this summer. My family wants to but I would like to come back with my BMW in its original colour. And shape. Bonzenauto my arse...I am aqainted with some pretty hard-core pieces punkers and they are very delusional about the choices you have to make in life. (even though I would like to have some of their tunes as ringtone for my office cell phone) Burning down the Schanze is a pure selfish act of wanton destruction. The good people from Blankenese are laughing their behinds of.
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    German politics xth attempt

    Yes, the sad truth is that we keep exporting not only material goods. The best and brightest go to the richer neighbor countries like Austria, Bavaria and Switzerland. This is what is holding back the wage development in most parts of Germany. There is not enough pressure from the middle class yet. They still have their options. But in the process they bleed the country dry.
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    German politics xth attempt

    It should be mentioned that Turkish politicians including Erdogan did campaign in Germany in the past. My guess is that the fear of inciting unrest among parts of the German citizens (those with dual citizenship mostly) overrode the desire for a amicable relationship with this quasi-dictator. I have a feeling that this decision might backfire
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    German politics xth attempt

    Whether they are really or just pretend to be just to appeal to their electorate does not make a difference. They quack like an AfD and certainly look like one. I guess you have to to leave Bavaria to see from outside how despicable they are. They are leeches riding on the economic success of the state.
  11. TO avoid the the impression that we are in the habit of marching into all the other European threads, let's start with this one: is there any party in Bavaria that is actually electable? Every other year I have the same issue. If there would be a "Everything But The CSU" party, I would love to vote for them. All the others are more or less incompetent, even more provincial, or - believe it or not - even more right. Let's see if Martin Schulz is a better choice than the Steins or Gabriel. I just don't know what to think of him. He doesn't give me the impression that he has an agenda besides getting into power. But I have to say that I was very impressed how easily he maneuvered into his current position. Maybe that kind of skill is needed in the current state of affairs. (sorry for the lack of paragraphs. A linefeed seems to destroy all my inputs)
  12. kiko

    Rogue's Gallery Re-open For Business!

    You can't have an ego and be photo shy at the same time. Sorry.
  13. kiko

    Introductions

    OMG! :rolleyes:
  14. kiko

    Introductions

    more canadian gals, eh? hurray!
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