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It's False Scrapple Level: 136 Posts: 1308/5918 EXP: 29481620 For next: 615372 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 2 hours # 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: 111 Posts: 1479/3739 EXP: 14411952 For next: 456454 Since: 26.1.03 From: Naples, FL Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 7 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: 137 Posts: 3323/5927 EXP: 30221194 For next: 651739 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 10 hours Last activity: 10 hours
AIM: # 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: 58 Posts: 603/836 EXP: 1518871 For next: 58684 Since: 20.2.03 Since last post: 2223 days Last activity: 2110 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: 105 Posts: 1100/3227 EXP: 12071862 For next: 190438 Since: 28.1.02 From: Louisville, KY Since last post: 11 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: 86 Posts: 1938/2042 EXP: 6094138 For next: 47993 Since: 3.1.02 From: Philly Since last post: 2719 days Last activity: 441 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: 95 Posts: 1355/2674 EXP: 8432295 For next: 236343 Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 22 hours Last activity: 15 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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