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It's False Scrapple Level: 139 Posts: 1308/6081 EXP: 32395932 For next: 71595 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 21 hours Last activity: 1 hour # 1 Posted on 27.3.05 0409.06 Reposted on: 27.3.12 0409.09 For those that think OUR country is divided... Yahoo! News - Many Germans Want Berlin Wall Back Say what you will about red states versus blue states, but things could always be worse. It's unfortunate, though, that things in Germany have gotten so bad that they've actually reflected on this thought. Promote this thread!
geemoney Scrapple Level: 113 Posts: 1479/3805 EXP: 15652266 For next: 166343 Since: 26.1.03 From: Naples, FL Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 5 hours
AIM: # 2 Posted on 28.3.05 1149.18 Reposted on: 28.3.12 1152.25 I have a couple problems with this. 2,000 people were surveyed in a country of 83 MILLION ( http://www.nationbynation.com/Germany/Population.html). Is that REALLY a high enough number of people to assume that most of the country wants the wall back? Secondly, only 12% want the wall back in the east- that means 88% DON'T, right? I guess the headline wouldn't be as sexy if they focused on that side. Personally, I don't consider 12% (or 25% really, for that matter) to be "many."
Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 140 Posts: 3323/6069 EXP: 32961139 For next: 325348 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 6 hours # 3 Posted on 28.3.05 1502.42 Reposted on: 28.3.12 1505.21 12% of the (former) East. 24% of the (former) West. This is hardly "Germans want the Berlin Wall back". I bet you could get similiar numbers in the US about the Confederacy, prohibition, and Women's suffrage.
ShotGunShep Frankfurter Level: 59 Posts: 603/836 EXP: 1607399 For next: 65739 Since: 20.2.03 Since last post: 2697 days Last activity: 2583 days # 4 Posted on 28.3.05 1556.00 Reposted on: 28.3.12 1556.33 Didn't this survey come out a while ago? I seem to remember Grimis posting it much to CRZ's dismay...
AWArulz Knackwurst Level: 110 Posts: 1100/3452 EXP: 14066711 For next: 342221 Since: 28.1.02 From: Louisville, KY Since last post: 15 hours Last activity: 1 hour
Y!: # 5 Posted on 29.3.05 0658.31 Reposted on: 29.3.12 0659.01 Originally posted by ShotGunShep Didn't this survey come out a while ago? I seem to remember Grimis posting it much to CRZ's dismay... Nearly everything Grimis posts is much to Zed's dismay... (Not that I could find it...) (edited by AWArulz on 29.3.05 0802)
vsp Andouille Level: 88 Posts: 1938/2042 EXP: 6416523 For next: 234167 Since: 3.1.02 From: Philly Since last post: 3193 days Last activity: 407 days # 6 Posted on 29.3.05 0925.05 Reposted on: 29.3.12 0929.02 Originally posted by Guru Zim 12% of the (former) East. 24% of the (former) West. This is hardly "Germans want the Berlin Wall back". I bet you could get similiar numbers in the US about the Confederacy, prohibition, and Women's suffrage. Heh. As the Man Show demonstrated, you could probably find higher percentages of Americans who don't know what suffrage _is_.
DrDirt Banger Level: 97 Posts: 1355/2714 EXP: 9154877 For next: 162481 Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 26 days Last activity: 4 days # 7 Posted on 29.3.05 0957.56 Reposted on: 29.3.12 0958.23 We've also got to remember that Germany as a united country doesn't even have a history half that of the US. I can only imagine the level of frustration that has risen in West Germany since reunification. I am surprosed numbers aren't higher. Guru is correct that the numbers are low.
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