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It's False Scrapple Level: 141 Posts: 1308/6147 EXP: 33475344 For next: 644754 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 19 hours Last activity: 14 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: 114 Posts: 1479/3819 EXP: 16014820 For next: 294797 Since: 26.1.03 From: Naples, FL Since last post: 7 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: 141 Posts: 3323/6088 EXP: 33647999 For next: 472099 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 21 days Last activity: 9 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: 1635755 For next: 37383 Since: 20.2.03 Since last post: 2854 days Last activity: 2741 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: 111 Posts: 1100/3515 EXP: 14688105 For next: 180301 Since: 28.1.02 From: Louisville, KY Since last post: 21 hours Last activity: 21 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: 88 Posts: 1938/2042 EXP: 6520118 For next: 130572 Since: 3.1.02 From: Philly Since last post: 3350 days Last activity: 564 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: 98 Posts: 1355/2721 EXP: 9361240 For next: 293147 Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 53 days 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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