Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Pod Post

Here's my nifty little podcast...

I decided to do it in's me talking more and more about soccer. It's kind of dorky. It's called Bundesliga (German soccer league) Today.

Here is the Podcast:

and here is the translation/the written words (my german is pretty bad, so the speakers out there, don't make fun.)

Hallo, es ist Bundesliga Heute und ich habe eine wunder sprechen zu heute. Es ist ein shoenes tages in die ruckrunde des Bundesliga. Die scheissen bayern ist immer zweite, und Wolfsburg ist nummer eins an der tabelle. Hertha Berlin is dritte mit hamburg, schalke, und Dortmund nichts so weiter. In Hertha gegen Hoffenheim, die neues verein an der bundesliga hat kaput, mit Hertha eins zu null gewinnin. Immer scheissen Bayern gegen Schalke und unterschieden. Hertha is in der champions league qualifier aber es ist immer besser in der champions league mit keine qualifier. In der torjager tabelle, grafite ist eins, mit drei und zwonzig tore fuer vfl Wolfsburg. In zweit platz, ist Helmes fuer leverkusen, Gomez fur Stuttgart und dzeko fur Wolfsburg. In funfte platz ist vedad ibsisevic wem ein torjagermeister in die hinrunde. Hat ein schoenes tag, und ein schoener tabelle!

Hello, it is Bundesliga Today and I have a wonderful speech today. It is a pretty day in the back round of the Bundesliga. The crappy Bayern is always second, and Wolfsburg is number one on the standings table. Hertha Berlin is third, with Hamburg, Schalke, and Dortmund not so far. In Hertha against Hoffenheim, the new team in the Bundesliga has broken, Hertha wins one to nothing. Always crappy Bayern went against Schalke and tied. Hertha is in the champions league qualifier but it is always best in the champions league with no qualifier. In the goal scorers standings tabel, Grafite is first, with 23 goals for Vfl Wolfsburg. In second place, is Helmes for Leverkusen, Gomez for Stuttgart and Dzeko for Wolfsburg. In Fifth place is Vedad Ibisevic whom was a goal scoring leader in the front round. Have a pretty day, and an even prettier standings table.

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Monday, May 4, 2009


Dilatory - dil⋅a⋅to⋅ry 
/ˈdɪləˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/
tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy.
intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision: a dilatory strategy.

Germany's Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck

The German economic system is very dilatory. The system slows growth, punishes wealth and expansion, as well as rewards the least performing.

With the exceptional amount of government control in Germany, surprisingly there is no minimum wage. It is set by the unions, of which there are an absurd amount of. Unions in Germany do not only account for Steel workers and Car companies but for every occupation under the sun.
Angela Merckel was ready to propose a minimum wage for all workers (including dog sitters and independent hot dog stand vendors) in Deutschland until the economic downfall hit. Germany's unemployment rate is regularly very high (now 8.3%, has been 12% for several years) but she saw the proposed minimum wage as not being very dilatory to the unemployment rate, as minimum wage increases are generally followed by unemployment rate increases as a direct positive correlation.

Part of Germany's economic problems stem from the rebuilding of Eastern Germany, as the enormous influx of cash that is necessary to rebuild the country contributed to inflation as well as the influx of brainwashed (although we all are, to some degree) former Soviet citizens as part of Russia's imperialism in the West. This has contributed to the continued growth of parties such as the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democrat Party Germany) and Die Linke (the Left) which use dilatory policies of slow growth as a means of attempting to soften economic lows.
And to answer a question which was asked way too long ago:
L.C. Jones said...
What did Jesse do??? I'm not overly familiar with German history and Jesse's successes...though I would assume he must have been successful while there..???!!!

This was written in regards to my post about Jesse Owens disproving Hitlers racial theories at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
Jesse Owens was a young black man from Alabama. He ran track at Ohio State University. Hitler championed the Olympics as proving Germany's Aryan superiority. Jesse Owens won four gold metals and notably beat Luz Long a phenomenal German long jumper.
Here is Jesse Owens at my beloved Olympiastadion, home of Hertha.

And this is the street named after him, outside the stadium