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http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2015-angela-merkel-choice/

 

An excellent choice in my books, guys I know  some of you aren't really fond of her but read this article. Its objective 

 

Well done Germany and well done Merkel   :thumbsup:

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I would like to congratulate Frau Merkel for successfully ruining her own nation. It takes quite an effort to do so!  :sorcerer:

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I would like to congratulate Frau Merkel for successfully ruining her own nation. It takes quite an effort to do so!  :sorcerer:

Meshugger I'm not sure if I have asked you but why dont you like Merkel ?

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"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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This award stopped mattering they day the put a mirror on the front cover saying the Person of the Year is you. I think that was '06 or '07.

 

Personally I think the Person of the Year should have been that Uber Driver in Chicago who pulled his licensed carry weapon and stopped a mass shooting in progress. But he barely made the news because the media didn't approve of what he did: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/20/concealed-permit-holder-stops-attempted-mass-shooting-in-chicago/

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Anyone else would have done the same shait. Really, it wasn't much different with Gerhard Schröder.

Not really...you not very patriotic hey Lexx?

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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This award stopped mattering they day the put a mirror on the front cover saying the Person of the Year is you. I think that was '06 or '07.

 

Personally I think the Person of the Year should have been that Uber Driver in Chicago who pulled his licensed carry weapon and stopped a mass shooting in progress. But he barely made the news because the media didn't approve of what he did: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/20/concealed-permit-holder-stops-attempted-mass-shooting-in-chicago/

GD do you have another link to this story outside of Breitbart?

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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This award stopped mattering they day the put a mirror on the front cover saying the Person of the Year is you. I think that was '06 or '07.

 

Personally I think the Person of the Year should have been that Uber Driver in Chicago who pulled his licensed carry weapon and stopped a mass shooting in progress. But he barely made the news because the media didn't approve of what he did: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/20/concealed-permit-holder-stops-attempted-mass-shooting-in-chicago/

GD do you have another link to this story outside of Breitbart?

 

Yeah Briebart is a crappy site with pop ups and adware. This is from the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-uber-driver-shoots-gunman-met-0420-20150419-story.html

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This award stopped mattering they day the put a mirror on the front cover saying the Person of the Year is you. I think that was '06 or '07.

 

Personally I think the Person of the Year should have been that Uber Driver in Chicago who pulled his licensed carry weapon and stopped a mass shooting in progress. But he barely made the news because the media didn't approve of what he did: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/20/concealed-permit-holder-stops-attempted-mass-shooting-in-chicago/

GD do you have another link to this story outside of Breitbart?

 

Yeah Briebart is a crappy site with pop ups and adware. This is from the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-uber-driver-shoots-gunman-met-0420-20150419-story.html

 

Thats a good story, I hadn't even heard of it until now 

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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I agree, few have done as much to destroy confidence in the EU as Merkel. Bravo.

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I agree, few have done as much to destroy confidence in the EU as Merkel. Bravo.

 

Thats a bit harsh don't you think KP? Who has lost confidence in the EU....yes there are criticisms around her decision about the refugees but surly you can't dismiss Germany in its entirety because of this?

Why isn't she wearing a hijab?

I understand you are frustrated, I dont agree with it but I respect your views

 

But irrespective of your views of Merkel can you not agree that she does care about the sustainability of the EU ? 

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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"But irrespective of your views of Merkel can you not agree that she does care about the sustainability of the EU ?"

She does everything in her power to destroy Yurop, which I would appreciate if I didn't live here.

Can I ask you a honest question, do you not appreciate and like being part of the EU?

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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I wonder what the German women who have been raped by the flybitten savages in the refugee camp thinks of Merkel's award? Or those folks who are being threatened and told to cover up and adhere Islamic social mores think of it? But hey, why let the freedom and well being of citizens who have done no wrong get in the way of a good social justice cause right? I mean, so a few innocent women get raped and some hard working German citizens get threatened. to hell with them. Look are all the "good" that is being done by brining those people in.

 

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6527/migrants-rape-Germany

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3247831/Rape-child-abuse-rife-overcrowded-asylum-centres-huge-surge-migrants-pushes-Germany-s-services-breaking-point-claim-womens-rights-groups-politicians.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3249667/Germany-state-SIEGE-Merkel-cheered-opened-floodgates-migrants-gangs-men-roaming-streets-young-German-women-told-cover-mood-s-changing.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-idUSKCN0S02N220151006#mbdKS7KsXpA1sAVt.97

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Should have named ISIS (they've done groups before)

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I wonder what the German women who have been raped by the flybitten savages in the refugee camp thinks of Merkel's award? Or those folks who are being threatened and told to cover up and adhere Islamic social mores think of it? But hey, why let the freedom and well being of citizens who have done no wrong get in the way of a good social justice cause right? I mean, so a few innocent women get raped and some hard working German citizens get threatened. to hell with them. Look are all the "good" that is being done by brining those people in.

 

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6527/migrants-rape-Germany

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3247831/Rape-child-abuse-rife-overcrowded-asylum-centres-huge-surge-migrants-pushes-Germany-s-services-breaking-point-claim-womens-rights-groups-politicians.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3249667/Germany-state-SIEGE-Merkel-cheered-opened-floodgates-migrants-gangs-men-roaming-streets-young-German-women-told-cover-mood-s-changing.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-idUSKCN0S02N220151006#mbdKS7KsXpA1sAVt.97

I don't mean to sound dismissive because rapes are terrible but the reality of cases of rape in the refugee camps amongst the refugees isnt enough to really deter the overall strategy? In other words I imagine crime is fairly common in these refuge camps ?

 

Nice to see Time awarding its person of the year to a Villain again.

What....why don't you like Merkel? How is she a villain?

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Should have named ISIS (they've done groups before)

Wasn't ISIS literally the runner up? Or it may have been third or fourth. Regardless, though.

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Ah, I confess I didn't know they announced runners up in their poll.

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I wonder what the German women who have been raped by the flybitten savages in the refugee camp thinks of Merkel's award? Or those folks who are being threatened and told to cover up and adhere Islamic social mores think of it? But hey, why let the freedom and well being of citizens who have done no wrong get in the way of a good social justice cause right? I mean, so a few innocent women get raped and some hard working German citizens get threatened. to hell with them. Look are all the "good" that is being done by brining those people in.

 

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6527/migrants-rape-Germany

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3247831/Rape-child-abuse-rife-overcrowded-asylum-centres-huge-surge-migrants-pushes-Germany-s-services-breaking-point-claim-womens-rights-groups-politicians.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3249667/Germany-state-SIEGE-Merkel-cheered-opened-floodgates-migrants-gangs-men-roaming-streets-young-German-women-told-cover-mood-s-changing.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-idUSKCN0S02N220151006#mbdKS7KsXpA1sAVt.97

I don't mean to sound dismissive because rapes are terrible but the reality of cases of rape in the refugee camps amongst the refugees isnt enough to really deter the overall strategy? In other words I imagine crime is fairly common in these refuge camps ?

 

Nice to see Time awarding its person of the year to a Villain again.

What....why don't you like Merkel? How is she a villain?

 

Bruce it isn't that they are just raping each other. There have been over a dozen instances of rape involving German women. That to me is more than enough reason. As I have posted before I would not trade the life of a single American citizen if it would save every man woman and child in Syria. If I have to choose between us and them I'm choosing us every time.

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Should have named ISIS (they've done groups before)

Wasn't ISIS literally the runner up? Or it may have been third or fourth. Regardless, though.

 

 

 

Ah, I confess I didn't know they announced runners up in their poll.

Yes the founder of ISIS was, remember the Time award goes to someone who has had the most impact on the world ...good or bad 

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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