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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    it just becomes natural to place the verb at the end.
    Let's face reality, we don't know what the verb will be until we reach the final end, so you can lead us on and change the whole meaning of the sentence, right at the end, with just one word, the verb.

    Is this efficiency? Is this efficiency? Is this efficiency, I ask you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Now I don't want any Germans, not even you, telling me this is right or wrong because I want to have my fantasy of Germans, I want my fantasy German.
    There are three positions in a sentence a verb can take. Often a single verb even takes two at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Ah, my dear Coriolis, every young poet wants to believe his own poetry, particularly his love poetry. And every American wants his American Dream to come true. Even every Catholic wants to believe that Transubstantion gives him union with God.

    Will you give me a little leeway, cut me a little slack, and allow me to turn fantasy into reality?
    All generalizations are false, you know. You don't need me to allow you to turn fantasy into reality. The only question is whether you can actually pull it off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Is this efficiency? Is this efficiency? Is this efficiency, I ask you?
    It is power.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    I want to have my fantasy of Germans, I want my fantasy German.
    There are websites for this kind of thing.

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    The hillbilly dialects of german place the verb at the end, like mine: "I will have done this done" or "Had we more time had we had that the right way made had."

    Real championsleague is it when you build sentences that only consit of verbs: "Will be done", no wait that only works in english
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    Germany's consistent come backs from defeat by the rest of the world and combined might of opposing super powers has got to be pretty impressive.

    I'm reminded of just how much a big deal German reunification was for the British at the time when the USSR collapsed, pretty much from that time there's been mixed reactions and all sorts of policy and economic warfare with the EU, which is seen in a lot of political circles as a front for France and Germany (but mainly Germany since France has allied with Britain in a number of the UK's foreign policy adventures supporting US campaigns or on their own in the middle east).

    The neocons in the US under Bush used to repeatedly complain that the EU would not develop its "hard power", now maybe there's something to the need for a Pax Europa to replace the Pax Americana but I think its mainly about national elites and elite ideology, militarism in the US and to a certain extent in the UK has been the polar opposite to institutionalised health and wealth states, certainly those are the competiting camps for spending and prioritisation, I think that UK-US political elites dont want there to be an alternative. TINA (there is no alternative) was/is a major, major corner stone of Thatcherism and its difficult to keep it up when there is a pretty obvious and working alternative/rival performing well or threatening to out perform the status quo.

    I remember back in the nineties before the war with Saddam the extent to which the possibility of the middle east allying together to adopt the Euro as petro-dollar could have been a major factor underlying the war with Saddam.

    The thing about Germany is that it is a country in which traditionalism, conservatism and Christianity are major themes in politics, including the mainstream parties, now even if this is only in name and protested or objected to by German liberals who take a lot of their ques from US liberals, it still IS.

    For all that traditionalism, conservatism and Christianity in Germany are not wedded to chauvinism, militarism or capitalism like in the US, the mere existence of that isnt something I imagine US conservatism is likely to be that happy about. The social market is likely to be seen in the US as just socialism or communism or statism, especially now that libertarianism and other tendencies are just becoming more and more and more militant and fundamentalist but its far enough removed from those things as to present a proper challenge to capitalism etc. as those things couldnt any longer.

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    Next time, we will win
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    I don't know but apparently the Swiss and the Dutch own bigger processed foods corporations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmotini View Post
    I don't know but apparently the Swiss and the Dutch own bigger processed foods corporations.
    The typical german working class foot soldier can live on beer and cigarettes for more than a month and after that a nice white cabbage soup is all that he needs to go on another month
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