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Really. Do you really thing present day Germany suffers from e. g. militarism?
by IM on Tue Feb 21st, 2012 at 11:46:37 AM EST
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let's face it -  Germans are super arrogant.  

in a lot of southern vacation spots, they have two areas - one for Germans, and one for the other guests.

I know scientists who went to do some work in Germany and could not stand the arrogance of the scientists they were working with, who did not have the knowledge or experience of my North American friends but would simply say "We are German, of course we are better scientists".  This, while my friend is a consultant to help them set up their apparatus.

Germans are super defensive and consider that they should be supreme in all aspects of everything.  For example, in my last job, the Germans would tell me that while I knew American movies,  I did not seem to know German movies so well -  maybe because Germans haven't made such a big impact as Americans have on the field!

And on, and on, and on.

They are no longer so military, but their aggressiveness and superiority complex needs to be toned down quite a bit.  They are obnoxious.

I am, of course, speaking in generalities here and not every German fits into this type, but a LOT of them do.

by stevesim on Tue Feb 21st, 2012 at 12:28:00 PM EST
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when I was working for the EU project, there were 2 groups -  the Germans, and everyone else.  The Germans did not mix with the others, despite being invited.  They would go to Germany for lunch from Strasbourg every single day, despite France being known for its good food.

And as I said, I AM German, speak it and have a German passport.  And I had real problems tolerating them.  

by stevesim on Tue Feb 21st, 2012 at 12:35:14 PM EST
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If anything, they suffer from pacifism.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Feb 21st, 2012 at 04:13:05 PM EST
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