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It's False Scrapple Level: 144 Posts: 1308/6153 EXP: 35931350 For next: 779044 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 363 days Last activity: 153 days # 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: 117 Posts: 1479/3868 EXP: 17550085 For next: 297863 Since: 26.1.03 From: Naples, FL Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 1 hour
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: 144 Posts: 3323/6144 EXP: 36471430 For next: 238964 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 18 days Last activity: 6 days # 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: 60 Posts: 603/836 EXP: 1759264 For next: 13524 Since: 20.2.03 Since last post: 3572 days Last activity: 3458 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 Scrapple Level: 116 Posts: 1100/3714 EXP: 17066403 For next: 257742 Since: 28.1.02 From: Louisville, KY Since last post: 9 hours Last activity: 9 hours
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: 90 Posts: 1938/2042 EXP: 6972990 For next: 215646 Since: 3.1.02 From: Philly Since last post: 4068 days Last activity: 323 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: 100 Posts: 1355/2742 EXP: 10221191 For next: 133241 Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 197 days Last activity: 17 hours # 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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