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What a great way to discredit legitimate opposition to the Islamization of Europe and the protests of Germans in particular, against it.

While the organizer of the PEGIDA movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West), Lutz Bachmann, originally said the picture of him posing as Hitler was intended as a joke, only to quickly step down, I say it was a great way to discredit legitimate opposition while posing as a serious leader. Germany’s Deputy Chancellor said Bachmann is either “an idiot or a Nazi,” but he left out the third, and I’d say more likely, possibility — controlled opposition.

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British flagFrom the April 29, 2013 CBC article, Neil Macdonald: The ‘monarchs of money’ and the war on savers, there is this surprising claim:

There is more money in British pension funds than in the rest of Europe combined, and now that money is just sitting, “dead,” as some call it, not working for its owners.

Surprising, since the rest of Europe is a huge entity, even considering Germany, France and Italy.

I like the way book authors are supposed to cite their sources but not, apparently, Canada’s public broadcaster, as I would like to see the source for this claim, since it is quite significant, illustrating a major cultural difference, if true.

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Germany, in banning Hitler’s Mein Kampf, the Nazi salute, and Holocaust denial, curiously overlooked abolishing the Nazi-era law banning homeschooling.

We wouldn’t want those children being indoctrinated by their parents to resist the all-powerful state, now would we? No, not if the state is completely benevolent as it has been since WWII, right?

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Google has a tool for tracking government requests directed to Google and YouTube. From http://www.google.com/governmentrequests/:

Like other technology and communications companies, we regularly receive requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from our services, or provide information about users of our services and products. The map shows the number of requests that we received between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, with certain limitations.

Rounding out the top five countries with data requests were: Brazil (3663), United States (3580), United Kingdom (1166), India (1061), and Germany (458).

The top five countries with removal requests were: Brazil (291), Germany (188), India (142), United States (123) and South Korea (64).

Canada had 41 data requests and 16 removal requests, 43.8% of which have been fully or partially complied with.

What stands out the most for me, are the removal requests without a court order, in the United States particularly, given the constitutional requirement for a warrant.

For web search result removal requests without a court order, there were five in the U.S. and one in Canada. No information is given as to the status of any of the removal requests, so we don’t know whether they were complied with to any degree.

This should especially be of concern, given that Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Google’s mission is to store all the world’s information.

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Germany exports a lot more than good beer and good cars.

From the latest edition of TheĀ  World Fact Book we see that Germany is the world’s largest exporter, followed by China.

Germany had an estimated $1.53 trillion USD in exports in 2008 and China had an estimated $1.456 trillion USD in exports in 2008.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2078rank.html

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