Nazi Tank discovered in Heikendorf

 

Unbelievable! A Tank?

There’s really no other word to describe what the German Police discovered in this mans house when the Criminal Investigators decided to raid his Villa in the small German town of Heikendorf. The investigators were going to search for Nazi Era artworks which have been missing for a long long time. The research and leads that have led them on a chase to find Lost/Stolen works of art from the Third Reich for a couple of decades, was now coming along even better after a dealer started to tell of where certain pieces of Art were to be found. Now this old man wasn’t actually on the list of suspects. That is, until he started to set out Sculptured works of art in his garden, naturally from the German Nazis during the Second World War! That was when the Criminal Investigators really started to take interest in him. Now one has to take into consideration that this man is now a ripe age of 78 years old. Maybe he’s starting to lose it in his old age, becoming forgetful and having visions of grandeur about himself! because in May, he told a reporter from the German Magazine `Spiegel’ that he has a huge collection of stuff in the submerged basements (Bunker!) under his property, but that he had no works of Art. (So what was that in his garden?) Duh! 

Tommy Tank Article Pic 1So they raided his house on the 3rd of July, but lo and behold, what they found was far better than any works of art. For this man had an antique German Panther Tank in his submerged garage, albeit without any tracks on it, but a functional tank just the same! Looking further down, because the submerged hall has more than one level, they discovered his gun! Well, it was just a little bigger than the other guns they found, for this was an awesome 88 millimeter Flak Cannon. Just waiting to be loaded and fired! Now I’ve heard of some pretty weird stuff that some people like to collect, but this takes the cake! But the Investigators weren’t finished searching! If someone was his neighbor, they would never have a clue as to what this `Good old Boy` had stashed in his basement. TA-DAA! It’s an honest to god Torpedo! Wow, now how cool is that? Seriously, how many people can brag and say they have a Torpedo in the basement? Sitting there all these years, the explosives sweating away and just waiting to go off all by itself!
The questions that come to mind are many, and the first one is; “Now just how did he get the Tank (without Tracks) and the Flak Cannon into the underground basements, without anybody noticing and calling the police?” Second is; “How did he manage to construct an underground parking lot, without: 1. Nobody taking notice? And 2. Even if his neighbors seen it, he would still need an approval from the Government AND the neighbors which reside adjoining to his property to build such an underground system! And how in the world did he acquire a live Torpedo! If he does provide the building documents approving the construction, hopefully the Architect which signed the approval is by now deceased, if not then his neck is also in the noose!
The German newspaper had this article under the rubric of “Strange/Weird”. Well, they hit the nail on the head with this one!

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Greece

A man walks outside the headquarters of bank of Greece during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens on April 27, 2010. Greece's central bank warned the country's wilting economy was in danger of shrivelling even more than expected as Prime Minister George Papandreou appealed for time to conquer the debt crisis. AFP PHOTO/ ARIS MESSINIS

Greece

Greece has just received a ‘financial’ slap from the European Union. And, according to many, justly so. Greece has been in a monetary crisis for quite some time now, and they have been receiving funds from the European Union Group to keep their country from falling apart. Even for countries, when the national debt is larger than the national income it is a technical and real state of bankruptcy.

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This has happened before, but the other countries managed to tighten their belts and pulling together to reduce the debt, got their markets back on track with the rest of the EU. Spain, Portugal, and Ireland, all of them managed to accomplish this.

So what is so different with Greece? First of all, they have refused to listen to suggestions from other countries, the same ones that try to find a way with their own fiscal situation and at the same time, loaning money to Greece. Implement a new tax reform to finally get a few cents from all the billionaires that haven’t already fled to England or transferred everything to the Cayman Islands or Luxembourg? No. Raise the normal taxes on goods and services? No. For every suggestion on how to get the country in order, they raise hell in their parliament and come back with a “Nobody tells us what we need to do” attitude. Angela Merkel, our Chancellor in Germany made some suggestions last year, with the result that the general population started demonstrating against the Germans. They had placards comparing her to Hitler, and the word Nazi was on the lips of many of the protesters. I made once the comment at work that they should try that with a money shark!

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So they kept getting more loan extensions amounting (alone for Germany) to billions, yes billions of Euros to keep their government employees and politicians paid, and all the while accomplishing absolutely nothing. New excuses, new promises, new governmental leaderships, and still nothing was accomplished. The Greeks who live here in Germany are just as perplexed as we do, for they feel that Greece is committing political suicide. Very slowly but surely, this is happening.

So, let me explain in layman’s terms how Greece got slapped. The Euro Group finally said yesterday that the money stops on the 30th of June. Period. No more loan extensions (they have already received three or four extensions on the loan, no money transfers out of Greece, nothing! They are sick of being put off with political tactics and the broken record sound of fleeting promises that they will get it all in order. One of the Euro-Politicians called the Greek President a `Gambler’, albeit this time around, they called his bluff! On the news, they showed the long waiting lines for the ATM’s, where the average citizen tried to withdraw as much cash money as possible. For nobody believes that the banks will swing their doors open on Monday. And why should they? They need the security that the bank managers will still receive their just dues!

So, keeping in tune with their now standardized tactics of perpetually keeping the investors (The rest of the European countries) at bay, the usually very outspoken extroverted President `suddenly’ says that he can’t make the decision all by himself! They have to present it to the `People’ for a vote, which will take at least a week. Problem is, the Greek Government hasn’t even a concept of how to radically improve their economy, so a vote of and by the people will not take place within the week. Seriously, do they think the average person living on minimum wages is going to vote YES for raising taxes, while the billionaires get off tax free? (So you see, it’s not only the American politicians, which have such an attitude?)

If the Euro Group stays on course with it’s plan of action, watch Greece go down the drain by Friday. Their will be repercussions from all sides. The educated Greeks will understand that you simply cannot keep borrowing, never to pay back the loan. The lesser educated population will take it as an affront against them. That is when the vicious economical circle circus will start, e.g. Germans will stop going to Greece for vacation with the Greeks furious at Germans. The majority of Germans have had a distaste for the situation for a long time, (against the Euro Group and Greece) and the fear that to compensate for the loss of our financial loans, a new tax will be implemented. (The Adonis Tax?) So the tourism will suffer, as well as, the people who work at hotels and restaurants. Perhaps, they may even be losing jobs when the tourists avoid Greece, which will refuel the hatred even more.

No matter what happens, it is a lose-lose situation for all concerned. I’ll still continue to visit the Greek restaurants, because they’re just like me. They understand the situation, work hard, and also pay taxes here.

And if Greece needs any more money from me, I’ll buy my work colleague a coffee tomorrow!

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Racism

Racism

    It started out as a joke, and then words were spoken which should not have been said. What at first began as a normal lunch break turned into a fiasco of slandering, prejudices and newly born racism.

    Person A said that Yugoslavia isn’t so far away because person B’s wife comes to work on a bicycle. B answers; “We’re from Croatia, there is no Yugoslavia anymore!” A says in return; “ Yugo, Kroete, (purposely using the German word for Toad), they’re all rats with a different name!”

    So it ended up that two colleagues walked away from each other, each filled with anger and bitterness. The same two people who laugh, talk and seriously get along with each other on a daily basis at work. The irony is that Person A is an Italian, ergo also a foreigner in Germany!

    I touched on the subject of racism before, but it can never be mentioned often enough. Not as long as it’s still lurking somewhere on the sideline waiting to spring forward and fuel new aggression, we shouldn’t leave it alone! Why do people need to utilize racist remarks in their daily conversations, as though they have nothing else to chat about? It stems from their insecurity complex. A psychological sickness in which they wish to be on the pedestal at all times, at the cost of belittlement against others. Whereby they prove that they themselves are the mentally unstable ones. Racism is not ingrained into our DNA, it is taught to us from our parents, other adults in responsibility positions, and even the children we grew up with. And with racism comes its little brother, Bullying. Seems that the two come hand in hand. Most people who start racist bullying veer off to bully others when their favorite person is currently not available. Their hair is too long, they’re Hobos, don’t really matter who it is at the moment. As long as they have their satisfaction.

    So as one can see, it doesn’t have to be a police officer accused of racism, or one of the many other examples found on the Internet. It’s right here at our doorstep, and to ignore it is silent participation.

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    Living over here in Germany, I missed the reason that the Confederate flag is suddenly getting bashed! And, for what reason? As children we played Yankees and Rebels in the woods, and it was super cool to be the one to carry the flag of the south. Remember that this was in the ’60’s in southern Michigan. The Confederate flag of the south wasn’t something you picked up at the store before going home! I don’t remember who had it but isn’t it strange that after playing Southerners with the flag, I’m not a racial bigot? Please! What does a flag which represents a part of our past and current culture in the south have to do with racism? Absolutely nothing! So why are they being banned by Amazon and Co., where at the same time I can purchase one of the “Allah Akbar” ISIS flags? The Government is already getting mixed into the charades while others are starting to attack the CAR from “The Dukes of Hazard!” We live in the 21st Century!! But this is turning out to be like burning witches at the stake!

And what they are doing is being racist, against the Confederate Flag!

PS: And don’t even start on the American Flag!!

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