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Jeg har oplevet racisme og diskrimination i Danmark. Er der måske andre?

2020.06.15 12:44 surfergrl89 Jeg har oplevet racisme og diskrimination i Danmark. Er der måske andre?

Jeg er normalt kun en lurker her på Denmark; og kun har postet et par gang, når jeg har spørgsmål om kultur, politik osv. De sidste uger har jeg været skuffet over, hvordan medierne, sociale medierne og Denmark har reageret til racisme-debatten - ikke fordi jeg er uenig med jer, som laver sjov med "venstrefløjen", den sorte kvinde hvis navn jeg ikke kan huske, or whatever. Men fordi jeg synes, nogle af de jokes I har lavet faktisk er ganske racistisk (uanset hvor meget vedkommende har fortjent at blive kritiseret/lavet sjov med), og at jeg synes, det er foruroligende, at nogle få faktisk påstår, racisme ikke er et problem i DK.
Jeg kender ikke meget til danske reglepolitik. Jeg vil hellere ikke sige, at man kan overføre BLM og Amerikanske racisme i Danmark. Jeg vil dog sige, at dem som påstår, at systemisk racisme, soft racisme, og racisme i det hele taget ikke er et problem i Danmark har taget fejl. Måske har jeg taget fejl i min opfattelse. Måske min shitty, ikke-flydende dansk har ført mig til at misforstå de kommentarer, som har "inspireret" mig til at skrive denne post. Måske bliver jeg bare downvoted to hell. Jeg håber alligevel, at I vil lytte.
Nej, jeg bliver ikke dræbt af politiet og ja, denne post er en stor fallacy i sig selv, da den kun er om mine erfaringer. Forhåbentligt kan det dog vise danskerne og Denmark, at livet ikke er så peachy perfect for de udlaændinge, hvis grund til at flytte her ikke er for at arbejde hos Mærsk/Total.
Baggrund: Har boet i DK i 3 år, mørkhudet Asiat, en forældeen del af familie er Amerikaner. En del af forskellige new commmeforeigners i DK grupper (for social activities and networking). Var journalist og skribent i mit hjemland/i USA. Studerende nu.
Jeg ved, at denne post er emotionelt ladet fremfor at være baseret på statistik/research/whatever. Jeg er også klar over, at jeg slet ikke er undertrykt og har mange muligheder ift. minorititer i andre lande.
Jeg håber stadig, at I overvejer, at Danmark ikke er et perfekte, racisme/diskriminations-fri land. Mange udlænding har sandsynligvis oplevet "små," irriterende diskrimination, som har gjort livet vanskeligere for dem i forskellige grader. Jeg håber, I giver plads til dem, som ikke har oplevet den Danmark, som I har; som har en anden opfattelse af et land, som vi elsker og respekterer, men som nogle gange føler som ikke landet ikke elsker og respekterer os. (Jeg taler overhoved ikke for hele minoritetsgruppen, bare for mig selv og dem jeg kender, som har haft samme foølelseoplevelser).
Det er ikke for at sige, at DK er et lorte sted. Tværtimod. Det er hellere ikke for at sige Danmark og alle danskere er racistiske.
Man kan dog ikke bare lave memes om, at racisme ikke findes i Danmark. Og jeg synes, hvis jeg skulle været ærlig, at mange danskere er ufølsomme med deres ord/argumentejokes - og disse samme mennesker virker ret defensiv om Danmarks "progressiveness", når konfronteret med andre meningeopfattelser.
PS Der er en ung mand, som jeg følger, som har delt mange links om research/artiklestatistikker mht. racisme i Danmark: https://www.facebook.com/rbrygger; her er en podcast, som jeg synes var interessant (ikke at jeg er enig i det) https://avisendanmark.dk/artikel/racismeforsker-danskerne-er-selvglade-nationalister-som-ikke-kan-erkende-racisme?fbclid=IwAR0wYgLGgOu0IStjOQHdmVQDhox3uWyo_u8dIbCkW1ncysURVqAvFcl3xy4; her er en essay, som jeg også synes kunne være relevant: https://www.facebook.com/theLLAG/photos/a.493561587401992/2981563645268428/?type=3&theater
PPS vil bare tilføje, at jeg også synes, at det virker som om, reaktionen og kritikken til den sorte kvindes “racisme” har været meget mere grov og voldsom end til Paludans (hvor det synes, at viiiiiiirkelig mange danskere forsvarer Paludans bullshit for “ytringsfrihed”).
PPPS har slet ikke tid og energi til at tjekke grammaspelling og genlæse hvad jeg har skrevet, so apologies in advance
EDIT: JEG HAR GLEMT AT TILFØJE DEN VIGTIGSTE!!!!!
Min mands bedstevens bror havde en kæreste fra Australien. De vil gerne flytte her. Efter at ansøge og det hele, ringede han til the department for immigration (or whatever department is in charge of this called) to ask how good the chances of his wife were for being able to move here. Han sagde, at kvinden nægtede at svare; men efter at have presset hende, så sagde hun noget i retning af "Du har ikke noget du skal være bekymret for, hvis din kone kommer fra australien. Det er kun dem, som kommer fra uonskede lande ligesom i mellemøsten, som vil blive afvist." Det hele endte med at processen var for stressende selv for dem, at de blev skilt. (de giftede sig, fordi de havde hørt, det skulle være nemmere for dem at komme her som gift). Hvis i nogen sinde er i esbjerg, find en rock-bar med en bartender, som har været i australien. Han vil sikkert bekræfte denne (dog lad være med at vise denne post for at gemme min identitet lol).
EDIT 2:
yoooo a few of you guys are really defensive, damn. i'm not attacking denmark, jeez. i never even said i hate danes or that i hate being here or that denmark is worse than USA or that denmark is a racist shithole lol. me writing this post is NOT me complaining, regardless of what tone my danish writing gave off. i even outright admitted this post is devoid of statistics and is a big fallacy in itself, since it's just a bunch of hastily listed first-hand experiences and generalizations with no scientific basis.
i'm just suggesting that there's another side of denmark that some of us might not have seen/heard of/experienced - and for the betterment of our society and country, we ought to be open to hearing other people's perspectives. otherwise, we're just hiding the ugly parts of society under a rug and pretending they don't exist (and effectively saying these people also don't exist) - instead of tackling them and finding a solution head-on. just because i like denmark as a whole, doesn't mean i'm gonna shut up if i think there's parts of it that can and should be improved. denmark being good does not equal to it being immune from criticism/improvement.
EDIT 3:
Skal også nævnes, at vi havde en klassekammerat på HF, der blev smidt ud. Sort, havde baggrund som ex gang member, fattig familie fra somalien (kan ikke huske om han var født her eller om de flyttede da han var en baby). Gik i skole nogle uger efter han blev løsladt; havde lidt PTSD-agtig symptomer når han er i en klasselokale blandt mennesker, men fulgte opgaverne, lektier, m.m. fint! (Lærerne sagde selv, han har potentielle og er klog). Problemet var, at han fik for meget fravær på et tidspunkt for whatever reason (maybe PTSD eller reintegration to society problems eller andre årsager; da han begyndte at pjakke efter en idiot dansk dreng fra et andet hold sagde til ham, skolen er ligeglad med fravær). Smidt ud. Fair nok. Det er reglen jo. To hvide danske piger i samme hold. Har haft meget mere fravær end han gjorde. Præsteret på samme niveau som han gjorde ift lektier osv. Blev ikke smidt ud. Rygterne var fordi, skolen vurderede, at pigernes IQ er høj, derfor kunne de sandsynligvis klare skolen bedre trods fravær (selvom på det tidspunkt havde det ikke viste det endnu, da det skete 2ish måneder efter vi startede skoleåret). Jeg synes ikke, det er fair. Reglene siger jo, at man smides ud, hvis man har X-fravær - no exceptions - apparently unless you're a single, danish mother in her 20s. De fik chance til at vise, at de kan opgaverne trods fravær (og de fortsat med at have fravær mindst to dage hver uge hele skoleåret), men den anden ikke kunne.
EDIT 4:
Tak til alle som har bidraget til debatten, uanset jeres meningepolitiske holdninger.
Jeg vil dog sige, at jeg for a long time syntes, Denmark havde en negativ eller underlig stemning ift debatter og diskussioner. Mange kommentarer opfattede jeg som barsk, grov, uhøflig, immature, provokerende, sometimes not even addressing the topic but just insulting politicians/public figures/etc - selv når brugeren kunne bevise en artikel osv., kunne tonen være hård. Just now with all the criticisms against that black lady, there were jokes about her appearance and weight - also about Paludan, though I personally didn't see those as often.
I dismissed that gut-instinct as me being wrong, fordi mit dansk er shit og jeg er ikke flydende, så måske var det bare mig, der havde misforstået noget eller at noget var lost in translation. Nu tror jeg, at jeg havde ret. Især når der har været nogle danskere, som har reached out og udtrykkede de samme opfattelser.
EDIT 5 (og forhåbentligt sidste):
Saying "Der findes ikke noget forkert i de reglepunkter du har nævnt. Alle immigranter skal går igennem det" is like saying that "All immigrants are affected by these ridiculously tough laws; therefore the laws are not discriminatory since it discriminates against all immigrants equally" lol. The problem isn't having laws per se. Laws for safeguarding are fine. But some laws are dumb as fuck and downright unfair and were clearly made to regulate certain ethnic groups. Tightening certain laws so it affects certain social groups more than others - chiefly for the sake of virtue signaling and gaining populitisk votes - is, actually, a form of discrimination. Where is the logic in not allowing working residents any safeguards against arbejdsløshed? Where is the fairness in denying the visa application of an immigrant who has worked full time and paid taxes for many years (some more than most danes), simply because he was jobless for a few months prior to sending his application? Where is the fairness in that, when someone from EU can get more rights for working/paying taxes in a shorter timeframe? Christ. Did you guys even listen to your own samfundsfag/jura classes? Honestly...
EDIT 6:
i have not anywhere said that this post is exclusively about systemic racism....... if you wanna get technical with it, i’d call the bullet points about laws and difficulty getting social mobility/access to school etc as institutional racism - whether it’s systemic, too, is a whole other discussion
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2020.01.08 17:15 GeoJedimeister The Awful German Language - By Mark Twain (Part Zwei)

TALE OF THE FISHWIFE AND ITS SAD FATE
  1. I capitalize the nouns, in the German (and ancient English) fashion.
It is a bleak Day. Hear the Rain, how he pours, and the Hail, how he rattles; and see the Snow, how he drifts along, and of the Mud, how deep he is! Ah the poor Fishwife, it is stuck fast in the Mire; it has dropped its Basket of Fishes; and its Hands have been cut by the Scales as it seized some of the falling Creatures; and one Scale has even got into its Eye, and it cannot get her out. It opens its Mouth to cry for Help; but if any Sound comes out of him, alas he is drowned by the raging of the Storm. And now a Tomcat has got one of the Fishes and she will surely escape with him. No, she bites off a Fin, she holds her in her Mouth -- will she swallow her? No, the Fishwife's brave Mother-dog deserts his Puppies and rescues the Fin -- which he eats, himself, as his Reward. O, horror, the Lightning has struck the Fish-basket; he sets him on Fire; see the Flame, how she licks the doomed Utensil with her red and angry Tongue; now she attacks the helpless Fishwife's Foot -- she burns him up, all but the big Toe, and even she is partly consumed; and still she spreads, still she waves her fiery Tongues; she attacks the Fishwife's Leg and destroys it; she attacks its Hand and destroys her also; she attacks the Fishwife's Leg and destroys her also; she attacks its Body and consumes him; she wreathes herself about its Heart and it is consumed; next about its Breast, and in a Moment she is a Cinder; now she reaches its Neck -- he goes; now its Chin -- it goes; now its Nose -- she goes. In another Moment, except Help come, the Fishwife will be no more. Time presses -- is there none to succor and save? Yes! Joy, joy, with flying Feet the she-Englishwoman comes! But alas, the generous she-Female is too late: where now is the fated Fishwife? It has ceased from its Sufferings, it has gone to a better Land; all that is left of it for its loved Ones to lament over, is this poor smoldering Ash-heap. Ah, woeful, woeful Ash-heap! Let us take him up tenderly, reverently, upon the lowly Shovel, and bear him to his long Rest, with the Prayer that when he rises again it will be a Realm where he will have one good square responsible Sex, and have it all to himself, instead of having a mangy lot of assorted Sexes scattered all over him in Spots.
There, now, the reader can see for himself that this pronoun business is a very awkward thing for the unaccustomed tongue. I suppose that in all languages the similarities of look and sound between words which have no similarity in meaning are a fruitful source of perplexity to the foreigner. It is so in our tongue, and it is notably the case in the German. Now there is that troublesome word vermählt: to me it has so close a resemblance -- either real or fancied -- to three or four other words, that I never know whether it means despised, painted, suspected, or married; until I look in the dictionary, and then I find it means the latter. There are lots of such words and they are a great torment. To increase the difficulty there are words which seem to resemble each other, and yet do not; but they make just as much trouble as if they did. For instance, there is the word vermiethen (to let, to lease, to hire); and the word verheirathen (another way of saying to marry). I heard of an Englishman who knocked at a man's door in Heidelberg and proposed, in the best German he could command, to "verheirathen" that house. Then there are some words which mean one thing when you emphasize the first syllable, but mean something very different if you throw the emphasis on the last syllable. For instance, there is a word which means a runaway, or the act of glancing through a book, according to the placing of the emphasis; and another word which signifies to associate with a man, or to avoid him, according to where you put the emphasis -- and you can generally depend on putting it in the wrong place and getting into trouble.
There are some exceedingly useful words in this language. Schlag, for example; and Zug. There are three-quarters of a column of Schlags in the dictionary, and a column and a half of Zugs. The word Schlag means Blow, Stroke, Dash, Hit, Shock, Clap, Slap, Time, Bar, Coin, Stamp, Kind, Sort, Manner, Way, Apoplexy, Wood-cutting, Enclosure, Field, Forest-clearing. This is its simple and exact meaning -- that is to say, its restricted, its fettered meaning; but there are ways by which you can set it free, so that it can soar away, as on the wings of the morning, and never be at rest. You can hang any word you please to its tail, and make it mean anything you want to. You can begin with Schlag-ader, which means artery, and you can hang on the whole dictionary, word by word, clear through the alphabet to Schlag-wasser, which means bilge-water -- and including Schlag-mutter, which means mother-in-law.
Just the same with Zug. Strictly speaking, Zug means Pull, Tug, Draught, Procession, March, Progress, Flight, Direction, Expedition, Train, Caravan, Passage, Stroke, Touch, Line, Flourish, Trait of Character, Feature, Lineament, Chess-move, Organ-stop, Team, Whiff, Bias, Drawer, Propensity, Inhalation, Disposition: but that thing which it does not mean -- when all its legitimate pennants have been hung on, has not been discovered yet.
One cannot overestimate the usefulness of Schlag and Zug. Armed just with these two, and the word also, what cannot the foreigner on German soil accomplish? The German word also is the equivalent of the English phrase "You know," and does not mean anything at all -- in talk, though it sometimes does in print. Every time a German opens his mouth an also falls out; and every time he shuts it he bites one in two that was trying to get out.
Now, the foreigner, equipped with these three noble words, is master of the situation. Let him talk right along, fearlessly; let him pour his indifferent German forth, and when he lacks for a word, let him heave a Schlag into the vacuum; all the chances are that it fits it like a plug, but if it doesn't let him promptly heave a Zug after it; the two together can hardly fail to bung the hole; but if, by a miracle, they should fail, let him simply say also! and this will give him a moment's chance to think of the needful word. In Germany, when you load your conversational gun it is always best to throw in a Schlag or two and a Zug or two, because it doesn't make any difference how much the rest of the charge may scatter, you are bound to bag something with them. Then you blandly say also, and load up again. Nothing gives such an air of grace and elegance and unconstraint to a German or an English conversation as to scatter it full of "Also's" or "You knows."
In my note-book I find this entry:
July 1. -- In the hospital yesterday, a word of thirteen syllables was successfully removed from a patient -- a North German from near Hamburg; but as most unfortunately the surgeons had opened him in the wrong place, under the impression that he contained a panorama, he died. The sad event has cast a gloom over the whole community.
That paragraph furnishes a text for a few remarks about one of the most curious and notable features of my subject -- the length of German words. Some German words are so long that they have a perspective. Observe these examples:
These things are not words, they are alphabetical processions. And they are not rare; one can open a German newspaper at any time and see them marching majestically across the page -- and if he has any imagination he can see the banners and hear the music, too. They impart a martial thrill to the meekest subject. I take a great interest in these curiosities. Whenever I come across a good one, I stuff it and put it in my museum. In this way I have made quite a valuable collection. When I get duplicates, I exchange with other collectors, and thus increase the variety of my stock. Here rare some specimens which I lately bought at an auction sale of the effects of a bankrupt bric-a-brac hunter:
Of course when one of these grand mountain ranges goes stretching across the printed page, it adorns and ennobles that literary landscape -- but at the same time it is a great distress to the new student, for it blocks up his way; he cannot crawl under it, or climb over it, or tunnel through it. So he resorts to the dictionary for help, but there is no help there. The dictionary must draw the line somewhere -- so it leaves this sort of words out. And it is right, because these long things are hardly legitimate words, but are rather combinations of words, and the inventor of them ought to have been killed. They are compound words with the hyphens left out. The various words used in building them are in the dictionary, but in a very scattered condition; so you can hunt the materials out, one by one, and get at the meaning at last, but it is a tedious and harassing business. I have tried this process upon some of the above examples. "Freundschaftsbezeigungen" seems to be "Friendship demonstrations," which is only a foolish and clumsy way of saying "demonstrations of friendship." "Unabhängigkeitserklärungen" seems to be "Independencedeclarations," which is no improvement upon "Declarations of Independence," so far as I can see. "Generalstaatsverordnetenversammlungen" seems to be "General-statesrepresentativesmeetings," as nearly as I can get at it -- a mere rhythmical, gushy euphuism for "meetings of the legislature," I judge. We used to have a good deal of this sort of crime in our literature, but it has gone out now. We used to speak of a things as a "never-to-be-forgotten" circumstance, instead of cramping it into the simple and sufficient word "memorable" and then going calmly about our business as if nothing had happened. In those days we were not content to embalm the thing and bury it decently, we wanted to build a monument over it.
But in our newspapers the compounding-disease lingers a little to the present day, but with the hyphens left out, in the German fashion. This is the shape it takes: instead of saying "Mr. Simmons, clerk of the county and district courts, was in town yesterday," the new form put it thus: "Clerk of the County and District Courts Simmons was in town yesterday." This saves neither time nor ink, and has an awkward sound besides. One often sees a remark like this in our papers: "Mrs. Assistant District Attorney Johnson returned to her city residence yesterday for the season." That is a case of really unjustifiable compounding; because it not only saves no time or trouble, but confers a title on Mrs. Johnson which she has no right to. But these little instances are trifles indeed, contrasted with the ponderous and dismal German system of piling jumbled compounds together. I wish to submit the following local item, from a Mannheim journal, by way of illustration:
"In the daybeforeyesterdayshortlyaftereleveno'clock Night, the inthistownstandingtavern called `The Wagoner' was downburnt. When the fire to the onthedownburninghouseresting Stork's Nest reached, flew the parent Storks away. But when the bytheraging, firesurrounded Nest itself caught Fire, straightway plunged the quickreturning Mother-stork into the Flames and died, her Wings over her young ones outspread."
Even the cumbersome German construction is not able to take the pathos out of that picture -- indeed, it somehow seems to strengthen it. This item is dated away back yonder months ago. I could have used it sooner, but I was waiting to hear from the Father-stork. I am still waiting.
"Also!" If I had not shown that the German is a difficult language, I have at least intended to do so. I have heard of an American student who was asked how he was getting along with his German, and who answered promptly: "I am not getting along at all. I have worked at it hard for three level months, and all I have got to show for it is one solitary German phrase -- `Zwei Glas'" (two glasses of beer). He paused for a moment, reflectively; then added with feeling: "But I've got that solid!"
And if I have not also shown that German is a harassing and infuriating study, my execution has been at fault, and not my intent. I heard lately of a worn and sorely tried American student who used to fly to a certain German word for relief when he could bear up under his aggravations no longer -- the only word whose sound was sweet and precious to his ear and healing to his lacerated spirit. This was the word Damit. It was only the sound that helped him, not the meaning; [3] and so, at last, when he learned that the emphasis was not on the first syllable, his only stay and support was gone, and he faded away and died.
  1. It merely means, in its general sense, "herewith."
I think that a description of any loud, stirring, tumultuous episode must be tamer in German than in English. Our descriptive words of this character have such a deep, strong, resonant sound, while their German equivalents do seem so thin and mild and energyless. Boom, burst, crash, roar, storm, bellow, blow, thunder, explosion; howl, cry, shout, yell, groan; battle, hell. These are magnificent words; the have a force and magnitude of sound befitting the things which they describe. But their German equivalents would be ever so nice to sing the children to sleep with, or else my awe-inspiring ears were made for display and not for superior usefulness in analyzing sounds. Would any man want to die in a battle which was called by so tame a term as a Schlacht? Or would not a consumptive feel too much bundled up, who was about to go out, in a shirt-collar and a seal-ring, into a storm which the bird-song word Gewitter was employed to describe? And observe the strongest of the several German equivalents for explosion -- Ausbruch. Our word Toothbrush is more powerful than that. It seems to me that the Germans could do worse than import it into their language to describe particularly tremendous explosions with. The German word for hell -- Hölle -- sounds more like helly than anything else; therefore, how necessary chipper, frivolous, and unimpressive it is. If a man were told in German to go there, could he really rise to thee dignity of feeling insulted?
Having pointed out, in detail, the several vices of this language, I now come to the brief and pleasant task of pointing out its virtues. The capitalizing of the nouns I have already mentioned. But far before this virtue stands another -- that of spelling a word according to the sound of it. After one short lesson in the alphabet, the student can tell how any German word is pronounced without having to ask; whereas in our language if a student should inquire of us, "What does B, O, W, spell?" we should be obliged to reply, "Nobody can tell what it spells when you set if off by itself; you can only tell by referring to the context and finding out what it signifies -- whether it is a thing to shoot arrows with, or a nod of one's head, or the forward end of a boat."
There are some German words which are singularly and powerfully effective. For instance, those which describe lowly, peaceful, and affectionate home life; those which deal with love, in any and all forms, from mere kindly feeling and honest good will toward the passing stranger, clear up to courtship; those which deal with outdoor Nature, in its softest and loveliest aspects -- with meadows and forests, and birds and flowers, the fragrance and sunshine of summer, and the moonlight of peaceful winter nights; in a word, those which deal with any and all forms of rest, repose, and peace; those also which deal with the creatures and marvels of fairyland; and lastly and chiefly, in those words which express pathos, is the language surpassingly rich and affective. There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry. That shows that the sound of the words is correct -- it interprets the meanings with truth and with exactness; and so the ear is informed, and through the ear, the heart.
The Germans do not seem to be afraid to repeat a word when it is the right one. they repeat it several times, if they choose. That is wise. But in English, when we have used a word a couple of times in a paragraph, we imagine we are growing tautological, and so we are weak enough to exchange it for some other word which only approximates exactness, to escape what we wrongly fancy is a greater blemish. Repetition may be bad, but surely inexactness is worse.
There are people in the world who will take a great deal of trouble to point out the faults in a religion or a language, and then go blandly about their business without suggesting any remedy. I am not that kind of person. I have shown that the German language needs reforming. Very well, I am ready to reform it. At least I am ready to make the proper suggestions. Such a course as this might be immodest in another; but I have devoted upward of nine full weeks, first and last, to a careful and critical study of this tongue, and thus have acquired a confidence in my ability to reform it which no mere superficial culture could have conferred upon me.
In the first place, I would leave out the Dative case. It confuses the plurals; and, besides, nobody ever knows when he is in the Dative case, except he discover it by accident -- and then he does not know when or where it was that he got into it, or how long he has been in it, or how he is going to get out of it again. The Dative case is but an ornamental folly -- it is better to discard it.
In the next place, I would move the Verb further up to the front. You may load up with ever so good a Verb, but I notice that you never really bring down a subject with it at the present German range -- you only cripple it. So I insist that this important part of speech should be brought forward to a position where it may be easily seen with the naked eye.
Thirdly, I would import some strong words from the English tongue -- to swear with, and also to use in describing all sorts of vigorous things in a vigorous ways. [4]
  1. "Verdammt," and its variations and enlargements, are words which have plenty of meaning, but the sounds are so mild and ineffectual that German ladies can use them without sin. German ladies who could not be induced to commit a sin by any persuasion or compulsion, promptly rip out one of these harmless little words when they tear their dresses or don't like the soup. It sounds about as wicked as our "My gracious." German ladies are constantly saying, "Ach! Gott!" "Mein Gott!" "Gott in Himmel!" "Herr Gott" "Der Herr Jesus!" etc. They think our ladies have the same custom, perhaps; for I once heard a gentle and lovely old German lady say to a sweet young American girl: "The two languages are so alike -- how pleasant that is; we say `Ach! Gott!' you say `Goddamn.'"
Fourthly, I would reorganizes the sexes, and distribute them accordingly to the will of the creator. This as a tribute of respect, if nothing else.
Fifthly, I would do away with those great long compounded words; or require the speaker to deliver them in sections, with intermissions for refreshments. To wholly do away with them would be best, for ideas are more easily received and digested when they come one at a time than when they come in bulk. Intellectual food is like any other; it is pleasanter and more beneficial to take it with a spoon than with a shovel.
Sixthly, I would require a speaker to stop when he is done, and not hang a string of those useless "haben sind gewesen gehabt haben geworden seins" to the end of his oration. This sort of gewgaws undignify a speech, instead of adding a grace. They are, therefore, an offense, and should be discarded.
Seventhly, I would discard the Parenthesis. Also the reparenthesis, the re-reparenthesis, and the re-re-re-re-re-reparentheses, and likewise the final wide-reaching all-inclosing king-parenthesis. I would require every individual, be he high or low, to unfold a plain straightforward tale, or else coil it and sit on it and hold his peace. Infractions of this law should be punishable with death.
And eighthly, and last, I would retain Zug and Schlag, with their pendants, and discard the rest of the vocabulary. This would simplify the language.
I have now named what I regard as the most necessary and important changes. These are perhaps all I could be expected to name for nothing; but there are other suggestions which I can and will make in case my proposed application shall result in my being formally employed by the government in the work of reforming the language.
My philological studies have satisfied me that a gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years. It seems manifest, then, that the latter tongue ought to be trimmed down and repaired. If it is to remain as it is, it ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead have time to learn it.

A Fourth of July Oration in the German Tongue, Delivered at a Banquet of the Anglo-American Club of Students by the Author of This Book

Gentlemen: Since I arrived, a month ago, in this old wonderland, this vast garden of Germany, my English tongue has so often proved a useless piece of baggage to me, and so troublesome to carry around, in a country where they haven't the checking system for luggage, that I finally set to work, and learned the German language. Also! Es freut mich dass dies so ist, denn es muss, in ein hauptsächlich degree, höflich sein, dass man auf ein occasion like this, sein Rede in die Sprache des Landes worin he boards, aussprechen soll. Dafür habe ich, aus reinische Verlegenheit -- no, Vergangenheit -- no, I mean Höflichkeit -- aus reinische Höflichkeit habe ich resolved to tackle this business in the German language, um Gottes willen! Also! Sie müssen so freundlich sein, und verzeih mich die interlarding von ein oder zwei Englischer Worte, hie und da, denn ich finde dass die deutsche is not a very copious language, and so when you've really got anything to say, you've got to draw on a language that can stand the strain.
Wenn haber man kann nicht meinem Rede Verstehen, so werde ich ihm später dasselbe übersetz, wenn er solche Dienst verlangen wollen haben werden sollen sein hätte. (I don't know what "wollen haben werden sollen sein hätte" means, but I notice they always put it at the end of a German sentence -- merely for general literary gorgeousness, I suppose.)
This is a great and justly honored day -- a day which is worthy of the veneration in which it is held by the true patriots of all climes and nationalities -- a day which offers a fruitful theme for thought and speech; und meinem Freunde -- no, meinen Freunden -- meines Freundes -- well, take your choice, they're all the same price; I don't know which one is right -- also! ich habe gehabt haben worden gewesen sein, as Goethe says in his Paradise Lost -- ich -- ich -- that is to say -- ich -- but let us change cars.
Also! Die Anblich so viele Grossbrittanischer und Amerikanischer hier zusammengetroffen in Bruderliche concord, ist zwar a welcome and inspiriting spectacle. And what has moved you to it? Can the terse German tongue rise to the expression of this impulse? Is it Freundschaftsbezeigungenstadtverordnetenversammlungenfamilieneigenthümlichkeiten? Nein, o nein! This is a crisp and noble word, but it fails to pierce the marrow of the impulse which has gathered this friendly meeting and produced diese Anblick -- eine Anblich welche ist gut zu sehen -- gut für die Augen in a foreign land and a far country -- eine Anblick solche als in die gewöhnliche Heidelberger phrase nennt man ein "schönes Aussicht!" Ja, freilich natürlich wahrscheinlich ebensowohl! Also! Die Aussicht auf dem Königsstuhl mehr grösser ist, aber geistlische sprechend nicht so schön, lob' Gott! Because sie sind hier zusammengetroffen, in Bruderlichem concord, ein grossen Tag zu feirn, whose high benefits were not for one land and one locality, but have conferred a measure of good upon all lands that know liberty today, and love it. Hundert Jahre vorüber, waren die Engländer und die Amerikaner Feinde; aber heute sind sie herzlichen Freunde, Gott sei Dank! May this good-fellowship endure; may these banners here blended in amity so remain; may they never any more wave over opposing hosts, or be stained with blood which was kindred, is kindred, and always will be kindred, until a line drawn upon a map shall be able to say: "This bars the ancestral blood from flowing in the veins of the descendant!"
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2019.08.28 15:04 TriedandTru17 2 zusatzliche Stunden pro Woche konnen Sie zum Millionar machen

2 zusatzliche Stunden pro Woche konnen Sie zum Millionar machen
Wenn Sie 2 zusatzliche Stunden Arbeit pro Woche benotigen, um Ihren Kunden mehr nutzen zu bringen, kann dies Ihr Leben verandern. Was fur Veranderungen? Wie ware es mit einer Million Dollar? Aber zuerst schauen wir uns einige Daten an und dann gebe ich Ihnen eine praktische Roadmap, die Sie heute in die Tat umsetzen konnen!Es ist wirklich beangstigend. 26% aller Amerikaner haben $ 0 auf Ihrem Sparkonto. 7% haben nicht einmal ein Sparkonto! Der Durchschnittliche Amerikaner hat $ 4,436 in seinen Ersparnissen und 76% der Familien Leben von Gehalt zu Gehalt. Die Durchschnittliche Person im Alter von 60 Jahren hat weniger als $ 200.000 Einsparungen fur den Ruhestand. Es uberrascht nicht, dass die meisten Leute einfach nicht glauben, dass Sie wirklich Millionare werden konnen. Aber was, wenn ich dir zeige, wie? Was ware, wenn ich Ihnen zeigen konnte, wie Sie zusatzliche $2,000 pro Monat machen, und wenn Sie in nur 20 Jahren investiert haben, wurden Sie leicht in $ 1,000,000 + verwandeln? Wurdest du das tun? Wenn Ihre Antwort ja ist, Lesen Sie weiter.Nehmen wir ein Beispiel aus dem wirklichen Leben, das ich gerade fur meinen personlichen Trainer Josh erstellt habe. Dies ist ein perfektes Beispiel dafur, wie er, Sie oder wer es tun kann. Josh berechnet $ 50 pro Sitzung und hatte 15 wochentliche Kunden, die mit ihm im Durchschnitt 3 Sitzungen gearbeitet. Das sind $ 2250 pro Woche oder $ 9000 pro Monat. Als ich das Konzept $2,000 = $1,000,000 vorschlug, mochte er diese Idee, aber er dachte nicht, dass er in der Lage ware, zusatzliche $ 2,000 pro Monat fur Investitionen zu finden. Es schien ihm ein Wunschtraum. Er hatte bereits einen Investmentfonds, der 6% pro Jahr verdiente, aber weniger als 1.000 US-Dollar hatte und 100 US-Dollar pro Monat beisteuerte. Und das ist das Problem, Leute. Viele von uns haben Rentenkonten, aber die Einlagen, die wir machen, reichen nicht aus, um die Nadel unseres Eigenkapitals zu bewegen. Deshalb mussen wir die Minute erreichen. $ 2.000 pro Monat zusatzliches Geld, um die Nadel zu bewegen. Hier ist eine Roadmap, die ich fur Josh erstellt habe, um zusatzliche $ 2,000 + pro Monat zu generieren. Die gro?e Frage war: Wie viele Stunden pro Woche sollte ich arbeiten?- Die Antwort? Zwei. Das ist richtig, zwei zusatzliche Stunden pro Woche machen ihn zu einem Millionar. Ich bin mir sicher, dass das gleiche fur Ihr Unternehmen leicht funktionieren kann. Unabhangig von dem Geschaft, in dem Sie sich befinden.Hier ist die Roadmap:Schritt #1:Erhohen Sie den Wert, den Sie mitbringen. Im Fall von Josh, alles, was er Tat, war, mit Menschen zu arbeiten. Keine nahrungsmittelplane, keine Videos, keine korperfettindexprufung, keine Nahrung oder Kochen raten. Kurz gesagt, es bot seinen Kunden begrenzte (wirklich null) zusatzliche Kosten an. Sie konnen die Preise nicht erhohen, ohne die Kosten zu erhohen. Daher haben wir mit ihm die folgenden zusatzlichen Programme erstellt und Sie fur 1 Woche in Kraft gesetzt. Josh hat sich fur das E-Mail-Programm angemeldet (es gibt Tonnen wie permanenten Kontakt oder MailChimp), die in die E-Mail-Adressen seines Kunden hochgeladen wurden, und Boom, er hatte eine Plattform, um jederzeit mehrwertnachrichten zu erhalten. Er schuf dann den Inhalt mit einem einfachen, einseitigen wochentlichen Newsletter, der am Montagmorgen um 6 Uhr per E-Mail verschickt wurde. Im Newsletter bot er ausgezeichnete Rezepte fur einfach zuzubereiten. Er Sprach neben den Empfehlungen von Vitaminen und Nahrungserganzungsmitteln uber ernahrungsvorschlage. Er erzahlte seinen Lesern von den lokalen Bauernmarkten in der Gegend und was in der Saison auf Ihnen gekauft und gegessen wird. Er bot sogar einen date-Vorschlag - Abschnitt an, in dem er seinen Kunden anbot, fur eine datennacht zu gehen und warum es fur Ihre Ehe und Ihre psychische Gesundheit wichtig war, sowie gro?artige Orte und Ziele, um es besonders zu machen. Schlie?lich fing er an, sich selbst aufzuzeichnen, Workouts zu machen, und lie? Sie in einen Newsletter schreiben, damit seine Kunden Sie an Ihren Wochenenden machen konnten. Malerei zu verstehen? Er begann, einen zusatzdienstleistungsfonds hinzuzufugen, der seinen Kundenstamm informierte, bildete und unterhielt. Gesamtzeit pro Woche? 2 zusatzliche Stunden.Schritt # 2:Preise erhohen. Wir haben seine Wette von $50 pro Sitzung auf $ 60 pro Sitzung erhoht. $ 10, das ist ein kleiner Betrag. Aber nicht alle Kunden gingen darauf ein.Schritt # 3:Was hat sein Mandant gesagt? Er hat mehrere Kunden verloren, die nicht bereit sind, zusatzliche 10 Dollar zu zahlen. Sie sahen den Wert des Newsletters nicht, weil Sie ihn nie hatten. Sie wollten einfach billiger werden. Kein Problem... dies ist Schritt # 3-uberprufen Sie Ihren Kundenstamm und den Wert, den Sie Ihnen bringen. Im Fall von Josh hatte er ein paar billige Kunden und brachte Ihnen nicht genug Wert. Und Sie haben ihn verlassen. Wenn Sie die Preise erhohen, ohne Ihren Kunden genugend Wert zu bieten, werden Sie auch einige davon verlassen. Und Sie sollten! Der Wert ist der Schlussel im heutigen uberfullten und cloud-Markt. Sie mussen einen Wert liefern, der den Preis ubersteigt, den Sie berechnen.Schritt #4:Zieh den Hut des Verkaufers an. Josh verlor mehrere Kunden, also musste er Verkaufe tatigen, um einen Ersatz und ein paar mehr zu finden. Aber jetzt hat es mit einem neuen Preis ($60) und einem neuen Produktangebot begonnen. Dieses mal war es - Josh aka Super Trainer, der kummert sich um seine Kunden mehr als jeder andere, und er beweist es jede Woche durch den Inhalt, den er in seinem Newsletter setzt. Jetzt hat es deine Muskeln, deinen Geist, deine Nahrungsaufnahme und sogar deine Beziehung fokussiert. Er fing an, nach Empfehlungen von seinen bestehenden Kunden zu Fragen und bat Sie, sich an seine Familie, Freunde und Kollegen zu wenden. Ich bat ihn auch, mit einigen der geschaftigsten Trainer in seinem Fitnessstudio zu sprechen und bat Sie, Kunden zu uberwaltigen, die Sie zu beschaftigt waren, um Sie zu ubernehmen. Innerhalb von 2 Wochen ersetzte er Kunden, die sich zuruckzogen, als er die Preise erhohte. Es war lacherlich einfach, Sie zu ersetzen, und es hat tatsachlich 3 weitere fur den neuen Kundenstamm von insgesamt 18 Hinzugefugt.Endergebnis:Josh hat jetzt 18 sehr zufriedene Kunden, die seinen sehr informativen wochentlichen Newsletter erhalten und sein spezifisches Training am Wochenende beobachten konnen. Sein neuer Kundenstamm zahlt $ 60 pro Sitzung x 3 Sitzungen pro Woche, und jetzt ist es $12.960 pro Monat. Ein Anstieg von $ 3960 im Vergleich zu seinem vorherigen Einkommen.Fast vergessen... wie zusatzliche 2 Stunden Josh pro Woche machen es mehr als $ 1,000,000 und warum sollten Sie Ihr Unternehmen einrichten $ 2,000 pro Monat fur Investitionen zu finden? So wird es fur Josh funktionieren. Er ist 30 Jahre alt. Jetzt wird es seine monatliche Investition von hundert Dollar auf 2.000 Dollar pro Monat erhohen, weil es weitere 3.960 Dollar pro Monat hat. Selbst nachdem er $ 2,000 beiseite gelegt hat, hat er immer noch $1,960 mehr Geld als ein Monat! Seine $ 2,000 wird in den gleichen Fonds gehen, eine Durchschnittliche jahrliche Rendite von 6%. Nach 21 Jahren wird es $1,017,000 Kosten. Er wird 51 Jahre alt sein und sein Rentenkonto wird $1,017,000+haben! Wenn Josh das fortsetzen will, bis er 60 Jahre alt ist, wird er $ 2.011.000 haben. Dies kann passieren, wenn Sie gerade anfangen. Es ist einfacher, wenn Sie in den 20er oder 30er Jahren beginnen, aber es kann getan werden, wenn Sie in den 40er, 50er und sogar in den 60er Jahren beginnen.2 Stunden pro Woche, und $ 2.000 pro Monat ist Magie.Bring etwas Magie in dein Leben!
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2018.12.10 15:47 hellojoshua German HOW-TO masterpost

Guide to creating a Landser
Foreword - this is pretty much a source page for any information I wish I had while creating my Landser or materials I did use! While this is mostly based on doing an impression in the US, the actual details are near universal. Hope this helps.
Table of contents
Subject Description
Basics Becoming a soldier
Wehrmacht Actually becoming a soldier
Deutsch Speak German
Sources Vendors, get your vendors here
BASICS
1. ACTUAL BASICS
There were 4 main branches in the Wehrmacht that you can choose from: The Heer, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, and Waffen-SS. There are units across the United States and UK/EU that represent all of these, but it is ultimately your decision (mostly based on location) where you will end up.
2. THE HAIR
Most German soldiers did not have crew cuts and none had mops. Nor were there handlebar mustaches. Sideburns are a definite no. They were, for the most part, clean cut soldiers. The noted exception are the Gebirgsjäger -- and even then they were only permitted a centimeter of beard growth. Occasionally, Alter would have pencil style, "hollywood" style, or a toothbrush style mustache. As a new landser, you are NOT permitted to have facial hair.1
And if you have any sort of long or modern hair, you will also need a haircut. Thankfully, there are thousands of pictures of German soldiers (and reenactors) for you to bring to the barber!
Some guidelines: you should have "white walls" -- from Der Erste Zug: "the hair is shaved to at least one inch (if not more) above the ear, then it begins to taper."2 Think Macklemore/undercut. DEZ also provides a PDF file with some nice cuts.3 I also have an Imgur album with some appropriate haircuts for any reasonable length of hair.
3. THE BUILD
This is probably the most overlooked thing by any reenactor, and for any combination of reasons. Most Landsers weren't fat. I am not trying to offend when I say this -- I myself am stocky and short, those are genetics. Nor do I eat a wartime diet! You don't need to eat, live and breath WWII. However, your impression will be cheaper and reenacting will be easier if you aren't an obese couch potato. Do you need to be ten pounds soaking wet? No. Can you be built differently or have disorders, etc, and reenact? Absolutely. But make sure you are in shape enough to run around, march, stand for a long time, be in formation, and other things you may have to do. It should be noted that there were fat soldiers!
4. RACE
Contrary to what you might think, anyone can reenact. Black, white, asian, hispanic, arab... you CAN reenact!
5.YOUR NAME, AGE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
So, you want to be a Landser. Well, you can't be Billy Bob Doe, sorry. You should create a German persona! You're going to need it for your Soldbuch, anyway. The good thing about German names: there are millions and some even have meanings if that's the kind of person you are. The first thing to keep in mind as with all parts of your impression: you are shooting for average. Does that mean you can't be unique? No! Does that mean you get to be Billy Bob Doe because you're unique? No!
Thankfully there are hundreds of websites and real documents with real soldiers' information on them. There are hundreds of social media pages, baby name sites, geneology databases, etc, with German names. You may wish to avoid traditionally Jewish-German names, extremely common names (Müller, Schmidt) or even avoid names by length or syllable. For the most part, however, if it's German or Austrian, anything goes.
The anatomy of a German name:
GIVEN NAME - this is a first name, e.g, Hans, Fritz, Adolf, Hermann, Eberhardt
VON/ZU - this is almost exclusively a nobility title, and these were eliminated from Austrian surnames in 1919, e.g, von Richthofen, zu Guttenberg, von Luck (as you can see these are mostly barons)
SURNAME - the family name, e.g, Koch, Wolf, Bäcker, Hofmann, Zimmermann
So where's the middle name? Most Germans in this period didn't have them. So now that you know what you need, feel free to check out some first names or this handy surname database, with name origins. You can also do your own research, but this is a starting point.
Age is also a pretty simple concept. How old are you? What years does your unit reenact? Assuming you are under 50, and your unit reenacts between 1936-1945, at the earliest you'll have been born between 1886-1895, and at the latest you'll have been born between 1918-1927, give or take. So depending on your age and how old you look, you'll likely have been born between the late 90s (1890s, that is) and the late 20s. Then you can make up whatever month and day, or use your own. Easy!
Place of birth is also similarly easy! You can literally look at a map of Germany, or Austria, and pick a place. Here is a map from 1944, but you get the idea. I would stick between Germany and Austria, although there were obviously many exceptions, and foreign corps. Note: That map is huge, like over 20,000 pixels huge, and if you can't open it, just google WW2 Gau map.
6. SOLDBUCH INFORMATION
If you've never seen a soldbuch, here's the anatomy and some descriptions. I'm going to break this down pretty simply and anything that you don't understand, you can reference DEZ. You want to write this on paper or a text document way before you fill out your actual book, and I'll explain that later.
Item 1: NR - Make up a 1-4 digit number.
Item 2: für (for) - starting rank, it will be some variation of Schütze/Gefreiter(private). Leave this until after you join a unit.
Item 3: leave this blank -- you're just a private, you have no promotions!
Item 4: vor und zuname - your name! Order: FIRST (NICKNAME/TITLE IF APPLICABLE) SURNAME. The nickname will be underlined.
Item 5: erkennungsmarke (dog tag) - leave this blank -- when you have a unit you can watch this handy video on how to fill it out if your unit doesn't have any designated way to do it.
Item 6: blutgruppe - your blood type. - and + didn't exist yet, so A, B, O, or AB.
Item 7: gasmaskengroße - gas mask size, I being largest and III being smallest. III was pretty much only issued to females.
Item 8: wehrnummer - this will be the most difficult part of your soldbuch, if you're a stickler for historical accuracy. The website that used to list the Gau numbers is no longer active. If this changes, this will become simple again. Until then, I recommend scanning through soldbuchs and picking the town and gau number from there. Or, make one up, because that is a choice.
Anatomy of a wehrnummer: WEHRKREIS NUM1/NUM2/NUM3/NUM4
The wehrkreis is the place (Wehrbezirkskommando) where you were recruited. Some only had one office, if there was more than one office, the Wehrkreis was succeded by a roman numeral. For example, Mannheim II. Handy dandy Wehrkreis map
The first number is last two digits of your birth year.
The second number is gau police precint. This is where you're stuck if you don't pick an already created wehrnummer. As far as I can tell, the police precinct numbers are no longer listed online! Either you will have to track someone down privy to this information, make one up, or pick an already established TOWN/PRECINCT combo.
The third number is the serial number of the Wehrstammrollenblatt, or induction sheet. This can be fictional.
The fourth number is any number between 1 and 10.
The second and subsequent pages are pretty self-explanatory and DEZ covers anything that isn't.
7. HANDWRITING
No, this is not a joke. Germans wrote differently than we do. There were 3 kinds of handwriting, but the most common was Sütterlin script. Here is a pretty simple video about it.
The easiest way to learn how to write Sütterlin is to print out a page and get some tracing paper, or get a white board, or freehand it in your freetime, and practice practice practice. You will want to fill out your soldbuch in Sütterlin, so you definetly want to practice and make it look pretty. Here's a nice picture you can copy from. You should also pay attention to German number form.
8. UNIT
As stated in #1, there are four branches you can choose from. This is almost entirely location based. You probably don't want to join a reenactment group on the east coast if you live on the west coast. That being said, here is a list of active American groups. There are also tons of other pages of interest, some involving both kinds of units4, some describing equipment5, and pages describing units outside of the US6. You can do your own research and find a unit that will suit you best.
WEHRMACHT
1. YOUR UNIT AND YOU
So you've joined and axis history reenactment group, and now you need a kit, and some knowledge. Most units will provide a loaner kit and tell you what gear you need to buy. You might not know where to buy that kit, and you might see some chinese sweatshop plastic that you'll think is such a great deal. Hint: it's not. You also need to learn drill, and formations. This is the (dress up) military after all, Landser.
2. YOUR UNIFORM AND KIT
Recall the four branches of military. Assuming you have a unit, you'll know what branch you're in. If you're NOT in a unit, that's what this section will be about. Your kit will be broken down by branch, then by deployment, then by year. It's not as confusing as it may sound. All uniforms and kits will vary a little between units.
This will be broken down by uniform (what you wear) and by kit or accessories (what you're equipped with, and additional items you might carry). Seasonal items and pocket trash are at the end.
I will explain a "complete impression": this is based on the Heer but both the SS and Luftwaffe used these items, with minor differences. If anyone is interested I can break it down by branch to the specifics.
Uniform piece
Feldmütze
Einheitsfeldmütze
Stahlhelm
Diensthemd
Feldbluse
Koppel/Koppelschloss
Unterkleidung
Kielhosen
Socken
Marchstiefel
Schnürrschuhe
*Waffenrock
Feldmütze (sidecap, garrison cap) - M38, M42
Einheitsfeldmütze (skicap) - M43 Note: this is how you handle these hats
Stalhelm (helmet) - M35, M40, M42. Here's a video about the differences.
Diensthemd (service shirt) - pocketed and non-pocketed, knit is more accurate and typically preferred, as well as collared if you're not an officer
Feldbluse (field blouse/tunic) - M36 (typically a "walking out" tunic), M40, M41, M42, M43, M44. Wiki description and video about the most common.
Koppel/Koppelschloss (belt/buckle) - Double hole leather belt and ["Got Mit Uns" army buckle] painted green
Unterkleidung (underwear) - East german long underwear is a good substitue. Here's an album of period looks.
Kielhosen (trousers) - M36, M40, M42, M43, M44. Note: I linked Hessen because they have descriptions.
Socken (socks) - Grey wool striped socks
Marchstiefel ("jackboots"/marching boots) - Tall black polished leather boots, with or without hobnails - this depends on unit
Schnürschuhe (ankle boots) - M37 with hooks, early M44 with eyelets, late M44 were reinforced internally
*Waffenrock (walking out uniform) - video showing dress + drill, the drill I will touch on again in a little bit. This is SS based but very similar.
Kit piece
Erkennungsmarke
Trägerriemen
Patronentaschen
Brotbeutel
Feldflasche
Spaten
Essgeschirr
Gasmaske/Träger
Seitengewehr
Sturmgäpack
Törnister
Zeltbahn
Soldbuch
Kar98K
Erkennungsmarke (dogtags) - Stamped tags, occassionally printed right way up both times
Trägerriemen (y-straps) - Army version with d-loops
Patronentaschen (ammo pouches) - K98, MP40 pouches were carried by officers, and MG pouches were for machine gunners
Brotbeutel (bread bag) - M31 contrary to the name, it held more than just bread
Feldflasche (canteen) - Hundreds of varieties of canteen
Spaten (shovel/entrenching tool) - Folding shovel, Entrenching shovel, this is the non folding type
Essgeschirr (mess tin) - Army green mess tin.
Gasmaske/Träger (gas mask and carrier) - Tin with spring latch and mask
Seitengewehr (bayonet) - Mauser bayonet with frog
Sturmgepäck (A-frame) - A-frame with bag, the bag carried things like rifle kits and spare rations, and it was optional
Törnister (backpack) - Packed and worn on back
Zeltbahn (shelter quarter) - Tented on poles or worn as a poncho
Soldbuch (pay book) - Army version
Kar98K - Rifle. Blank firing is typically preferred over non-firing
Quick exam of items and how they're presented Note: The 3. Panzergrenadier Division have a great page about how and why some of these items are worn.
Seasonal items include the Mantel (great coat), toque, mittens, and fußlappen in the winter. Summer items are DAK based, typically.
Here is an amazing video showcasing all of the different uniform pieces from the beginning of the war to the very end.
Here is a video about DAK gear, and one about NCO DAK gear.
The opposite end of this is winter impressions. (SS based but you get the gist) and even MORE information! Yay.
Lastly! Sanitäter impressions. DEZ has not ONE but TWO! pages about a Sanitäter impression. Note: important video about field hospitals if you're wondering
2.1. POCKET TRASH
I think that this is arguably one of the most important parts of reenactment, but it's often overlooked. Playing dress up and shooting people is great, but there's also living history. And if living history isn't your thing, you might someday be stopped by a GI and be asked to empty your pockets. When all you have is your soldbuch, it can be a little boring.
That said, WWIIsoldier is one of the best websites I've ever seen. It has hundreds of things you could fill your pockets with.
My top suggestions for a start would be:
-a grooming kit complete with period razor, shaving brush, hair comb, mirror and hair tonic/pomade in a tin
-rations
-smokes/tobacco, pipe, zippo
-money, stamps, and a letter or two, risque photos a bonus ;)
For a complete look over of what a Landser may have carried:
Source one
Source two
Source three
Source four
And so on. You get the idea.
2.2 RATIONS
This is equally as important as pocket trash, especially for living history! DEZ has an incredibly detailed account of food in the army and so does the Warfare History Network
There is also an excellent YouTube video describing the ration situation, along with Reenactorguy's overview. Hopefully that covers everything you need to know.
In addition to this, soldiers usually hoarded any food they could in their plethora of pockets, to eat on the go.
3. DRILL
So you've got your kit, and your rifle. Now it's time to learn drill. DEZ provides a great illustrated drill page. There's also a plethora of pages and YouTube videos, but I think this one has the clearest commands and movements. One criticism: don't swing your arm on Gewehr ab. Slam the butt of your rifle into the ground. That is proper form, sorry for anyone who disagrees.
Note: THIS IS HOW SNAPPY THE MOVEMENTS MUST BE
4. FORMATION/TACTICS
This is just as important as drill and you need to do your studying and homework here.
Begin with this Infanterieschule video about Die Gruppes/Der Zug. and follow with this lengthy video covering riflemen, MG gunners, and assistants.
Infanterieschule also made this video about tactics. Note: I love this guy, he's great.
Now if these didn't drill it in your head, this ought to. I love old timey videos, don't you?
I quickly want to touch on the guns here.
For a closer look at machine gunners and riflemen using the Gewehr 43 and then pretty much every other gun because I couldn't find detailed videos like the previous.
Also? Take your hit.
DEUTSCH
I speak German. Not fluently, but I took 5 years of it in school, and I can hold a conversation. None of that matters on the field.
1. COMMANDS & SLANG
I touched on commands in drill, but I think this is so important it warrants its own section. Mind your accent!! MIND YOUR ACCENT!! You sound like Amerikaner. No, it's not pronounced "grver". It's Geh-vehr. Listen to Germans speak. Imitate their accents, even if you don't know the language. Practice. MIND YOUR ACCENT.
Landser slang.
MIND YOUR ACCENT!!!!
2. SPEAKING
This isn't the most important thing you need as a German reenactor, but if you're interested in learning the language, you might as well. Great video here!
I would also suggest learning how to roll your Rs. I wasn't born with the ability to do it. Nope, instead I listened to a lot of Rammstein and did a lot of gross growly mucusy noises with my throat until I could do it. Your method may vary.
3. SONG
Let's learn about ze culture, ja?
We all love singing. The Germans really loved singing. They even had little songbooks (which I would suggest picking up a repro) with the best songs.
As for songs, may I suggest Lili Marleen, or Erika, or Sieg Heil Viktoria, or Lore, Lore, or... the list goes on and on.
I would also learn the lyrics to Horst Wessel Lied because that was the German national anthem and you would have known it, along with Deutschland Über Alles.. This is optional, but you never know.
SOURCES
Well, you read through this hell document. Now you want to dive in? Where do you buy this stuff? Where do you learn the lyrics to Erika (without blasting it on repeat, of course)?
1. VENDORS
Each reenactment unit typically has a page with vendors, if these ones aren't good enough for you. There's also several YouTube videos about different pieces from different retailers. Check those out too.
The 12. HJ have a list of vendors that I would say are quality.
And lastly, where would I be without DEZ (it even rhymes!). Here's their list of period stuff and of course, their vendor list.
2. CHANNELS
Feel like wasting the next 6 hours of your day? Enjoy!
  1. Infanterieschule
  2. Panzersoldat1
  3. WW2 Wiking
  4. Reenactorguy
  5. Martins Wehrmacht {German
  6. WWII History & Reenactment
  7. World War Guy
  8. HKSniper
  9. BRman102
There's so many good youtubers it's hard to to list them all!
X. GLOSSARY
Amerikaner - Americans
Alter - A senior officer of the Wehrmacht
DAK - Deutsche Afrikakorps
Gebirgsjäger - A mountain troop division in the air force
GI - American soldier
Heer - The German army
Kriegsmarine - The German navy
Landser - A german soldier
Luftwaffe - The German air force
Pocket trash - Miscellaneous items like wallets, grooming kits, and money that are in your pockets
Sanitäter - A german medic
Waffen-SS - The army version of the SS, literally the "armed Schutzstaffel"
Wehrmacht - The combined military forces of the German Reich, including the army, navy, airforce and SS
XX. Footnotes
  1. http://www.reenactor.net/ww2/articles/appearance_grm.html
  2. http://www.dererstezug.com/GermanHaircut.htm
  3. http://www.dererstezug.com/images/Haircut/Haircut.pdf
  4. https://www.wwiidogtags.com/ww2-reenacting-units/
  5. http://www.worldwartwohrs.org/German.htm
  6. http://panzergrenadier.net/reenactment-groups-links.php
-- I slaved over this for 3 days. Hope if helps! Any questions or glaring oversights, let me know and I'll revise. I'd love input and your personal knowledge as well. Enjoy!
--originally posted to reenactors
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2018.12.10 04:51 hellojoshua [WWII] German impression "HOW-TO" masterpost!

Guide to creating a Landser
Foreword - this is pretty much a source page for any information I wish I had while creating my Landser or materials I did use! While this is mostly based on doing an impression in the US, the actual details are near universal. Hope this helps.
Table of contents
Subject Description
Basics Becoming a soldier
Wehrmacht Actually becoming a soldier
Deutsch Speak German
Sources Vendors, get your vendors here
BASICS
1. ACTUAL BASICS
There were 4 main branches in the Wehrmacht that you can choose from: The Heer, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, and Waffen-SS. There are units across the United States and UK/EU that represent all of these, but it is ultimately your decision (mostly based on location) where you will end up.
2. THE HAIR
Most German soldiers did not have crew cuts and none had mops. Nor were there handlebar mustaches. Sideburns are a definite no. They were, for the most part, clean cut soldiers. The noted exception are the Gebirgsjäger -- and even then they were only permitted a centimeter of beard growth. Occasionally, Alter would have pencil style, "hollywood" style, or a toothbrush style mustache. As a new landser, you are NOT permitted to have facial hair.1
And if you have any sort of long or modern hair, you will also need a haircut. Thankfully, there are thousands of pictures of German soldiers (and reenactors) for you to bring to the barber!
Some guidelines: you should have "white walls" -- from Der Erste Zug: "the hair is shaved to at least one inch (if not more) above the ear, then it begins to taper."2 Think Macklemore/undercut. DEZ also provides a PDF file with some nice cuts.3 I also have an Imgur album with some appropriate haircuts for any reasonable length of hair.
3. THE BUILD
This is probably the most overlooked thing by any reenactor, and for any combination of reasons. Most Landsers weren't fat. I am not trying to offend when I say this -- I myself am stocky and short, those are genetics. Nor do I eat a wartime diet! You don't need to eat, live and breath WWII. However, your impression will be cheaper and reenacting will be easier if you aren't an obese couch potato. Do you need to be ten pounds soaking wet? No. Can you be built differently or have disorders, etc, and reenact? Absolutely. But make sure you are in shape enough to run around, march, stand for a long time, be in formation, and other things you may have to do. It should be noted that there were fat soldiers!
4. RACE
Contrary to what you might think, anyone can reenact. Black, white, asian, hispanic, arab... you CAN reenact!
5.YOUR NAME, AGE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
So, you want to be a Landser. Well, you can't be Billy Bob Doe, sorry. You should create a German persona! You're going to need it for your Soldbuch, anyway. The good thing about German names: there are millions and some even have meanings if that's the kind of person you are. The first thing to keep in mind as with all parts of your impression: you are shooting for average. Does that mean you can't be unique? No! Does that mean you get to be Billy Bob Doe because you're unique? No!
Thankfully there are hundreds of websites and real documents with real soldiers' information on them. There are hundreds of social media pages, baby name sites, geneology databases, etc, with German names. You may wish to avoid traditionally Jewish-German names, extremely common names (Müller, Schmidt) or even avoid names by length or syllable. For the most part, however, if it's German or Austrian, anything goes.
The anatomy of a German name:
GIVEN NAME - this is a first name, e.g, Hans, Fritz, Adolf, Hermann, Eberhardt
VON/ZU - this is almost exclusively a nobility title, and these were eliminated from Austrian surnames in 1919, e.g, von Richthofen, zu Guttenberg, von Luck (as you can see these are mostly barons)
SURNAME - the family name, e.g, Koch, Wolf, Bäcker, Hofmann, Zimmermann
So where's the middle name? Most Germans in this period didn't have them. So now that you know what you need, feel free to check out some first names or this handy surname database, with name origins. You can also do your own research, but this is a starting point.
Age is also a pretty simple concept. How old are you? What years does your unit reenact? Assuming you are under 50, and your unit reenacts between 1936-1945, at the earliest you'll have been born between 1886-1895, and at the latest you'll have been born between 1918-1927, give or take. So depending on your age and how old you look, you'll likely have been born between the late 90s (1890s, that is) and the late 20s. Then you can make up whatever month and day, or use your own. Easy!
Place of birth is also similarly easy! You can literally look at a map of Germany, or Austria, and pick a place. Here is a map from 1944, but you get the idea. I would stick between Germany and Austria, although there were obviously many exceptions, and foreign corps. Note: That map is huge, like over 20,000 pixels huge, and if you can't open it, just google WW2 Gau map.
6. SOLDBUCH INFORMATION
If you've never seen a soldbuch, here's the anatomy and some descriptions. I'm going to break this down pretty simply and anything that you don't understand, you can reference DEZ. You want to write this on paper or a text document way before you fill out your actual book, and I'll explain that later.
Item 1: NR - Make up a 1-4 digit number.
Item 2: für (for) - starting rank, it will be some variation of Schütze/Gefreiter(private). Leave this until after you join a unit.
Item 3: leave this blank -- you're just a private, you have no promotions!
Item 4: vor und zuname - your name! Order: FIRST (NICKNAME/TITLE IF APPLICABLE) SURNAME. The nickname will be underlined.
Item 5: erkennungsmarke (dog tag) - leave this blank -- when you have a unit you can watch this handy video on how to fill it out if your unit doesn't have any designated way to do it.
Item 6: blutgruppe - your blood type. - and + didn't exist yet, so A, B, O, or AB.
Item 7: gasmaskengroße - gas mask size, I being largest and III being smallest. III was pretty much only issued to females.
Item 8: wehrnummer - this will be the most difficult part of your soldbuch, if you're a stickler for historical accuracy. The website that used to list the Gau numbers is no longer active. If this changes, this will become simple again. Until then, I recommend scanning through soldbuchs and picking the town and gau number from there. Or, make one up, because that is a choice.
Anatomy of a wehrnummer: WEHRKREIS NUM1/NUM2/NUM3/NUM4
The wehrkreis is the place (Wehrbezirkskommando) where you were recruited. Some only had one office, if there was more than one office, the Wehrkreis was succeded by a roman numeral. For example, Mannheim II. Handy dandy Wehrkreis map
The first number is last two digits of your birth year.
The second number is gau police precint. This is where you're stuck if you don't pick an already created wehrnummer. As far as I can tell, the police precinct numbers are no longer listed online! Either you will have to track someone down privy to this information, make one up, or pick an already established TOWN/PRECINCT combo.
The third number is the serial number of the Wehrstammrollenblatt, or induction sheet. This can be fictional.
The fourth number is any number between 1 and 10.
The second and subsequent pages are pretty self-explanatory and DEZ covers anything that isn't.
7. HANDWRITING
No, this is not a joke. Germans wrote differently than we do. There were 3 kinds of handwriting, but the most common was Sütterlin script. Here is a pretty simple video about it.
The easiest way to learn how to write Sütterlin is to print out a page and get some tracing paper, or get a white board, or freehand it in your freetime, and practice practice practice. You will want to fill out your soldbuch in Sütterlin, so you definetly want to practice and make it look pretty. Here's a nice picture you can copy from. You should also pay attention to German number form.
8. UNIT
As stated in #1, there are four branches you can choose from. This is almost entirely location based. You probably don't want to join a reenactment group on the east coast if you live on the west coast. That being said, here is a list of active American groups. There are also tons of other pages of interest, some involving both kinds of units4, some describing equipment5, and pages describing units outside of the US6. You can do your own research and find a unit that will suit you best.
WEHRMACHT
1. YOUR UNIT AND YOU
So you've joined and axis history reenactment group, and now you need a kit, and some knowledge. Most units will provide a loaner kit and tell you what gear you need to buy. You might not know where to buy that kit, and you might see some chinese sweatshop plastic that you'll think is such a great deal. Hint: it's not. You also need to learn drill, and formations. This is the (dress up) military after all, Landser.
2. YOUR UNIFORM AND KIT
Recall the four branches of military. Assuming you have a unit, you'll know what branch you're in. If you're NOT in a unit, that's what this section will be about. Your kit will be broken down by branch, then by deployment, then by year. It's not as confusing as it may sound. All uniforms and kits will vary a little between units.
This will be broken down by uniform (what you wear) and by kit or accessories (what you're equipped with, and additional items you might carry). Seasonal items and pocket trash are at the end.
I will explain a "complete impression": this is based on the Heer but both the SS and Luftwaffe used these items, with minor differences. If anyone is interested I can break it down by branch to the specifics.
Uniform piece
Feldmütze
Einheitsfeldmütze
Stahlhelm
Diensthemd
Feldbluse
Koppel/Koppelschloss
Unterkleidung
Kielhosen
Socken
Marchstiefel
Schnürrschuhe
*Waffenrock
Feldmütze (sidecap, garrison cap) - M38, M42
Einheitsfeldmütze (skicap) - M43 Note: this is how you handle these hats
Stalhelm (helmet) - M35, M40, M42. Here's a video about the differences.
Diensthemd (service shirt) - pocketed and non-pocketed, knit is more accurate and typically preferred, as well as collared if you're not an officer
Feldbluse (field blouse/tunic) - M36 (typically a "walking out" tunic), M40, M41, M42, M43, M44. Wiki description and video about the most common.
Koppel/Koppelschloss (belt/buckle) - Double hole leather belt and ["Got Mit Uns" army buckle] painted green
Unterkleidung (underwear) - East german long underwear is a good substitue. Here's an album of period looks.
Kielhosen (trousers) - M36, M40, M42, M43, M44. Note: I linked Hessen because they have descriptions.
Socken (socks) - Grey wool striped socks
Marchstiefel ("jackboots"/marching boots) - Tall black polished leather boots, with or without hobnails - this depends on unit
Schnürschuhe (ankle boots) - M37 with hooks, early M44 with eyelets, late M44 were reinforced internally
*Waffenrock (walking out uniform) - video showing dress + drill, the drill I will touch on again in a little bit. This is SS based but very similar.
Kit piece
Erkennungsmarke
Trägerriemen
Patronentaschen
Brotbeutel
Feldflasche
Spaten
Essgeschirr
Gasmaske/Träger
Seitengewehr
Sturmgäpack
Törnister
Zeltbahn
Soldbuch
Kar98K
Erkennungsmarke (dogtags) - Stamped tags, occassionally printed right way up both times
Trägerriemen (y-straps) - Army version with d-loops
Patronentaschen (ammo pouches) - K98, MP40 pouches were carried by officers, and MG pouches were for machine gunners
Brotbeutel (bread bag) - M31 contrary to the name, it held more than just bread
Feldflasche (canteen) - Hundreds of varieties of canteen
Spaten (shovel/entrenching tool) - Folding shovel, Entrenching shovel, this is the non folding type
Essgeschirr (mess tin) - Army green mess tin.
Gasmaske/Träger (gas mask and carrier) - Tin with spring latch and mask
Seitengewehr (bayonet) - Mauser bayonet with frog
Sturmgepäck (A-frame) - A-frame with bag, the bag carried things like rifle kits and spare rations, and it was optional
Törnister (backpack) - Packed and worn on back
Zeltbahn (shelter quarter) - Tented on poles or worn as a poncho
Soldbuch (pay book) - Army version
Kar98K - Rifle. Blank firing is typically preferred over non-firing
Quick exam of items and how they're presented Note: The 3. Panzergrenadier Division have a great page about how and why some of these items are worn.
Seasonal items include the Mantel (great coat), toque, mittens, and fußlappen in the winter. Summer items are DAK based, typically.
Here is an amazing video showcasing all of the different uniform pieces from the beginning of the war to the very end.
Here is a video about DAK gear, and one about NCO DAK gear.
The opposite end of this is winter impressions. (SS based but you get the gist) and even MORE information! Yay.
Lastly! Sanitäter impressions. DEZ has not ONE but TWO! pages about a Sanitäter impression. Note: important video about field hospitals if you're wondering
2.1. POCKET TRASH
I think that this is arguably one of the most important parts of reenactment, but it's often overlooked. Playing dress up and shooting people is great, but there's also living history. And if living history isn't your thing, you might someday be stopped by a GI and be asked to empty your pockets. When all you have is your soldbuch, it can be a little boring.
That said, WWIIsoldier is one of the best websites I've ever seen. It has hundreds of things you could fill your pockets with.
My top suggestions for a start would be:
-a grooming kit complete with period razor, shaving brush, hair comb, mirror and hair tonic/pomade in a tin
-rations
-smokes/tobacco, pipe, zippo
-money, stamps, and a letter or two, risque photos a bonus ;)
For a complete look over of what a Landser may have carried:
Source one
Source two
Source three
Source four
And so on. You get the idea.
2.2 RATIONS
This is equally as important as pocket trash, especially for living history! DEZ has an incredibly detailed account of food in the army and so does the Warfare History Network
There is also an excellent YouTube video describing the ration situation, along with Reenactorguy's overview. Hopefully that covers everything you need to know.
In addition to this, soldiers usually hoarded any food they could in their plethora of pockets, to eat on the go.
3. DRILL
So you've got your kit, and your rifle. Now it's time to learn drill. DEZ provides a great illustrated drill page. There's also a plethora of pages and YouTube videos, but I think this one has the clearest commands and movements. One criticism: don't swing your arm on Gewehr ab. Slam the butt of your rifle into the ground. That is proper form, sorry for anyone who disagrees.
Note: THIS IS HOW SNAPPY THE MOVEMENTS MUST BE
4. FORMATION/TACTICS
This is just as important as drill and you need to do your studying and homework here.
Begin with this Infanterieschule video about Die Gruppes/Der Zug. and follow with this lengthy video covering riflemen, MG gunners, and assistants.
Infanterieschule also made this video about tactics. Note: I love this guy, he's great.
Now if these didn't drill it in your head, this ought to. I love old timey videos, don't you?
I quickly want to touch on the guns here.
For a closer look at machine gunners and riflemen using the Gewehr 43 and then pretty much every other gun because I couldn't find detailed videos like the previous.
Also? Take your hit.
DEUTSCH
I speak German. Not fluently, but I took 5 years of it in school, and I can hold a conversation. None of that matters on the field.
1. COMMANDS & SLANG
I touched on commands in drill, but I think this is so important it warrants its own section. Mind your accent!! MIND YOUR ACCENT!! You sound like Amerikaner. No, it's not pronounced "grver". It's Geh-vehr. Listen to Germans speak. Imitate their accents, even if you don't know the language. Practice. MIND YOUR ACCENT.
Landser slang.
MIND YOUR ACCENT!!!!
2. SPEAKING
This isn't the most important thing you need as a German reenactor, but if you're interested in learning the language, you might as well. Great video here!
I would also suggest learning how to roll your Rs. I wasn't born with the ability to do it. Nope, instead I listened to a lot of Rammstein and did a lot of gross growly mucusy noises with my throat until I could do it. Your method may vary.
3. SONG
Let's learn about ze culture, ja?
We all love singing. The Germans really loved singing. They even had little songbooks (which I would suggest picking up a repro) with the best songs.
As for songs, may I suggest Lili Marleen, or Erika, or Sieg Heil Viktoria, or Lore, Lore, or... the list goes on and on.
I would also learn the lyrics to Horst Wessel Lied because that was the German national anthem and you would have known it, along with Deutschland Über Alles.. This is optional, but you never know. Note: this is obviously political and NOT a marching song, however if you're interested in the history, I would give them a listen.
SOURCES
Well, you read through this hell document. Now you want to dive in? Where do you buy this stuff? Where do you learn the lyrics to Erika (without blasting it on repeat, of course)?
1. VENDORS
Each reenactment unit typically has a page with vendors, if these ones aren't good enough for you. There's also several YouTube videos about different pieces from different retailers. Check those out too.
The 12. HJ have a list of vendors that I would say are quality.
And lastly, where would I be without DEZ (it even rhymes!). Here's their list of period stuff and of course, their vendor list.
2. CHANNELS
Feel like wasting the next 6 hours of your day? Enjoy!
  1. Infanterieschule
  2. Panzersoldat1
  3. WW2 Wiking
  4. Reenactorguy
  5. Martins Wehrmacht {German
  6. WWII History & Reenactment
  7. World War Guy
  8. HKSniper
  9. BRman102
There's so many good youtubers it's hard to to list them all!
X. GLOSSARY
Amerikaner - Americans
Alter - A senior officer of the Wehrmacht
DAK - Deutsche Afrikakorps
Gebirgsjäger - A mountain troop division in the air force
GI - American soldier
Heer - The German army
Kriegsmarine - The German navy
Landser - A german soldier
Luftwaffe - The German air force
Pocket trash - Miscellaneous items like wallets, grooming kits, and money that are in your pockets
Sanitäter - A german medic
Waffen-SS - The army version of the SS, literally the "armed Schutzstaffel"
Wehrmacht - The combined military forces of the German Reich, including the army, navy, airforce and SS
XX. Footnotes
  1. http://www.reenactor.net/ww2/articles/appearance_grm.html
  2. http://www.dererstezug.com/GermanHaircut.htm
  3. http://www.dererstezug.com/images/Haircut/Haircut.pdf
  4. https://www.wwiidogtags.com/ww2-reenacting-units/
  5. http://www.worldwartwohrs.org/German.htm
  6. http://panzergrenadier.net/reenactment-groups-links.php
XXX. POLITICS?
nein
-- I slaved over this for 3 days. Hope if helps! Any questions or glaring oversights, let me know and I'll revise. I'd love input and your personal knowledge as well. Enjoy!
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    8. Gjithmonë të parët (10 points, 7 comments)
    9. Driving in Albania (9 points, 0 comments)
    10. Gjurmë Shqiptare - Historia e panjohur e qytetit të Korçës... (9 points, 3 comments)
  3. 244 points, 21 submissions: seerven
    1. Justice for Albania! Official post from CAS website confirms that we are the winners of Serbia - Albania match. (29 points, 21 comments)
    2. I posted an album about Albania in /travel, and guess which country is on top of that subreddit right now. (24 points, 8 comments)
    3. Netflix is officially available in Albania! (23 points, 43 comments)
    4. I'm quitting the moderator team and also Reddit - Thanks for helping me be a part of a great sub! (20 points, 10 comments)
    5. (Cultural Exchange) Ciao a tutti! - Hello to our friends from /Italy. (17 points, 144 comments)
    6. Let's talk about the tech scene in Albania (15 points, 30 comments)
    7. Not only we have to pay the 22.4% tax when we buy stuff online, but also the process to pay this tax is long and frustrating. (14 points, 17 comments)
    8. Neser ne oren 17:00 (Tirana Time) do te kemi AMAn e pare ne subreddit tone, me cunat e "Cmendina Dublim". (14 points, 18 comments)
    9. Dituria qe shpërndan faqja më e madhe Shqiptare në Facebook. (12 points, 13 comments)
    10. Situation: Shooting in Elbasan - 3 Reported dead, 6 heavily injured. Shooters on the run. (10 points, 5 comments)
  4. 225 points, 32 submissions: xhoi
    1. Albania Asks Greece To End State Of War (13 points, 0 comments)
    2. Chinese to Build Albanian Highway to Macedonia (11 points, 6 comments)
    3. Garbage piles up in Albania (10 points, 3 comments)
    4. Albanian 'No' deals blow to Syria chemical weapons plan (10 points, 5 comments)
    5. The first LGBT Shelter opened in Tirana (10 points, 2 comments)
    6. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) and I have a request/ Jam nje ish-vullnetar me Korposit te Paqes edhe kam nje kerkese (10 points, 0 comments)
    7. Partia e Fortë me nga një urinal në çdo hyrje (9 points, 0 comments)
    8. Homo Albanicus and their Garbage Throwing Habits (9 points, 4 comments)
    9. Albanians Vow to Defend Canyon from Power Plant (9 points, 0 comments)
    10. You can take the man out of the land of the eagles, but can you take the eagle out of the man? (8 points, 4 comments)
  5. 212 points, 28 submissions: MadeInAlbania
    1. Në rast se e keni humbur këtë kryeveprën. (Luana Vjollca lexon mbrapsht.) :D (16 points, 13 comments)
    2. Sopranoja Ermonela Jaho fiton çmimin e publikut në International Opera Awards. (15 points, 6 comments)
    3. Hydro is NOT green energy. (14 points, 18 comments)
    4. Klasa politike në Shqipëri është skandaloze. Të gjithë janë hajdutë, mashtrues, kriminelë, më të këqinj nuk bëhen. Të gjithë kanë militantët e vetë që i votojnë dhe nuk shquhen për ndonjë inteligjencë të madhe, por seriozisht dua të dij se kush e voton këtë Ilir Metën. (13 points, 24 comments)
    5. Woah! (11 points, 2 comments)
    6. Gjiri i Gramës në Karaburunz (11 points, 2 comments)
    7. Sot duke ardhur nga Durrësi për në Tiranë na u desh të prisnim 10 minuta në trafik tek QTU-ja sepse po kalonte Ilir Meta. (10 points, 11 comments)
    8. Të gjithë i klasifikojnë si të dobët studentët e universiteteve private, madje qeveria gjithashtu e mbylli një institucion edukimi privat (Kristalin) sepse ishte totalisht jashtë standarteve, por të gjithë të diplomuarit nga ky institucion janë të punësuar në administratën publike. /showerthoughts (9 points, 16 comments)
    9. Sa prej jush do të aplikoni për Lotarinë Amerikane? (9 points, 19 comments)
    10. A mund ta shpjegojë ndokush këtë "Reformën në Drejtësi" specifikisht për ne që nuk jemi juristë? (8 points, 11 comments)
  6. 172 points, 12 submissions: BirdyJoeHoaks
    1. Paintings of Jean-Leon Gerome depicting Albanian soldiers in Egypt (mostly) (40 points, 6 comments)
    2. Paintings Of Albanian Folks In Their Beautiful Attires by Pàl Jovanovitch (37 points, 11 comments)
    3. Noah shreds it on the çifteli at Duly's - A random Monday night in Detroit (18 points, 3 comments)
    4. Royal Air Force bombers carry out a raid on the Italian-occupied port city of Valona, Albania on January 11, 1941. (16 points, 7 comments)
    5. Tej ga mali - Kenge Arvanite (12 points, 2 comments)
    6. jena cuna Tirone mi.. (11 points, 5 comments)
    7. Dictionarium Latino Epiroticum - Franciscum Blanchum, 1635 (10 points, 8 comments)
    8. Doruntina Rexhepi • Instrumental me çifteli (9 points, 0 comments)
    9. Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth ... - Noel Malcolm (7 points, 3 comments)
    10. Being a wild animal in Albania (5 points, 2 comments)
  7. 170 points, 23 submissions: jonbristow
    1. 50 Photos to Tempt to You to Visit Albania (22 points, 0 comments)
    2. Fabiani, nje freestyler shqiptar, vizitoi skuadren e FC Bayern ne stervitje. (12 points, 2 comments)
    3. Happy 2016! (11 points, 4 comments)
    4. So which one of you fuckers threw this dude from a flight of stairs? (11 points, 35 comments)
    5. Albanian "journalists" are fucking retarded (10 points, 11 comments)
    6. From the show Brooklyn Nine Nine (9 points, 7 comments)
    7. Scanderbeg Square project in Tirana in Virtual Reality. (9 points, 28 comments)
    8. What do you think of our president Generous Birthmark? (9 points, 0 comments)
    9. "Origjinaliteti" i programeve shqiptare (8 points, 9 comments)
    10. Ka qene ndonjeri nga ju i ngujuar nga gjakmarrja? (8 points, 9 comments)
  8. 156 points, 13 submissions: Linquista
    1. Collection of Albanian folktales in English (27 points, 3 comments)
    2. Photo of Albanian revolutionaries in Skopje after capturing the city from the Ottoman garrison in August 1912 (20 points, 29 comments)
    3. Croatian Town Launches Classes to Keep 'Arbanasi' Alive (20 points, 28 comments)
    4. George Castrioti Scanderbeg (1405-1468) : Noli, Fan Stylian, 1882-1965 — Vepra me te cilen doktoroi Noli ne filozofi më 1945 (17 points, 1 comment)
    5. The former Serbian Football Federation president Tomislav Karadzic admits that it was the serbs who organized the drone incident during the game against Albania (14 points, 9 comments)
    6. Fjalim i rrallë I Ahmet Zogut me zërin origjinal. (13 points, 6 comments)
    7. Alfabeti i Vithkuqit (1844) nga Naum Veqilharxhi me ekuivalent të alfabetit modern (9 points, 6 comments)
    8. Ismail Kadare, i pesti në bastet e çmimit “Nobel” për Letërsinë (8 points, 25 comments)
    9. Kryengritja e harruar — Lufta e Bajraktarëve Shqiptar kundër Mbretërise Serbe në Lumë (8 points, 0 comments)
    10. Vangjel Meksi - Fizikant, shkrimtar dhe përkthyes që shërbeu në pallatin e Ali Pashës (6 points, 3 comments)
  9. 129 points, 16 submissions: Gynaecolog
    1. PHOTO OF THE DAY (19 points, 5 comments)
    2. Gjëra që ndodhin... (15 points, 6 comments)
    3. Në 2013 , 6% e Shqiptarëve aplikuan për llotarinë Amerikane (13 points, 17 comments)
    4. Dialects Recordings in Albania (11 points, 10 comments)
    5. Why You Should Read “High Albania” by Edith Durham (9 points, 6 comments)
    6. Sondazh i IDM 2015 : Bie besimi te qeveria , rritet besimi tek institucionet fetare . (8 points, 18 comments)
    7. Derelict military island in Albania to become tourist attraction (7 points, 0 comments)
    8. Një studim nga Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung në lidhje me preferencat për përzgjedhjen e partnerëve në Ballkan. (7 points, 8 comments)
    9. Hey people i made a small survey to understand a bit more about the subscribers of this sub . (7 points, 16 comments)
    10. BBC : Discovering the craze for Albania's Saze folk music (7 points, 1 comment)
  10. 129 points, 9 submissions: SirSilencer
    1. Moto 360 with some Albanian love (35 points, 12 comments)
    2. ALBANIA: Go Your Own Way (25 points, 3 comments)
    3. Albania considered top 20 destinations for 2015 by Telegraph (16 points, 0 comments)
    4. [Video] Geography Now! Albania (14 points, 2 comments)
    5. Search Startup Gjirafa Scores $2M To Bring Albania Online (11 points, 17 comments)
    6. Long lost wedding ring of WWII soldier found in Albania finally returned to sister after 70 years (10 points, 0 comments)
    7. For those of us who haven't visited in a while, a Canadian traveler goes around Tirane and Sarande. (7 points, 0 comments)
    8. Filmi shqiptar “Bota” nominohet për Oscar në kategorinë për filmin më të mirë të huaj (7 points, 13 comments)
    9. Is there an Albanian word for selfish? (4 points, 11 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Gynaecolog (1058 points, 481 comments)
  2. budna (721 points, 378 comments)
  3. nikiu (712 points, 356 comments)
  4. ducky29 (656 points, 365 comments)
  5. cool_penguins (603 points, 279 comments)
  6. jonbristow (451 points, 192 comments)
  7. Dardan1a (438 points, 165 comments)
  8. plasmodus (426 points, 202 comments)
  9. albardha (376 points, 157 comments)
  10. PIako (356 points, 178 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Majlinda Kelmendi fiton medale te arte ne Rio ne xhudo by AlbaniBall (59 points, 19 comments)
  2. I just visited Albania. It was wonderful. I took some photos... by per1sher (56 points, 23 comments)
  3. This is Kristian Leka, a 24 year old who sacrificed himself to save his 9 year old sister by pushing her out the way of a speeding car crashing onto a sidewalk on Halloween 2015, in Bronx NY. They were trick or treating. by ducky29 (48 points, 7 comments)
  4. Don't look at those albanians! by deleted (45 points, 18 comments)
  5. Romanian here - congrats on a good match by I_FUCK_YOUR_FACE (42 points, 6 comments)
  6. We went back to Albania - the north this time. It was amazing! by per1sher (41 points, 15 comments)
  7. Paintings of Jean-Leon Gerome depicting Albanian soldiers in Egypt (mostly) by BirdyJoeHoaks (40 points, 6 comments)
  8. Paintings Of Albanian Folks In Their Beautiful Attires by Pàl Jovanovitch by BirdyJoeHoaks (37 points, 11 comments)
  9. forca shqipe by deleted (36 points, 6 comments)
  10. Moto 360 with some Albanian love by SirSilencer (35 points, 12 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 27 points: Anubis14's comment in Is Christianity on the Rise in Albania?
  2. 25 points: jobcron's comment in Are you actually proud to be an Albanian?
  3. 23 points: jonbristow's comment in Dating scene in Tirana
  4. 23 points: cool_penguins's comment in A Serbian in Albania. Please NO HATE.
  5. 22 points: deleted's comment in Which is the best country to move and live as an Albanian? United States? Canada? What do you guys think?
  6. 21 points: cool_penguins's comment in A Serbian in Albania. Please NO HATE.
  7. 20 points: deleted's comment in Studying Medicine in Albania?
  8. 20 points: TinFoilHatFactory's comment in Are Kosovars the same as Albanians? Is Kosovo an ally of Albania?
  9. 19 points: LP700-4dj's comment in Albanian asylum seekers in Europe
  10. 19 points: Gynaecolog's comment in Why do most of you guys speak english on your subreddit?
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2016.09.26 22:58 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: albania top posts from 2012-06-28 to 2016-09-25 13:31 PDT

Period: 1549.70 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 9948
Rate (per day) 0.65 6.42
Unique Redditors 440 941
Combined Score 7608 19681

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 356 points, 31 submissions: budna
    1. Any Futurama fans out there? (29 points, 3 comments)
    2. Kristjan Sokoli, the first Albanian to play in the NFL, joins the Seattle Seahawks. Article from Rolling Stone Magazine. (28 points, 0 comments)
    3. Eliza Dushku working the crowd at a screening of "Shok" (26 points, 3 comments)
    4. Wall Mural on the National Museum in Tirana (17 points, 3 comments)
    5. TIL: there are Albanian communities in Ukraine - Wikipedia (15 points, 25 comments)
    6. The story of how one beating cost Albania $450Million, and 1200 jobs.. what a shame. (15 points, 29 comments)
    7. A fascinating piece of graffiti art I saw in an alley off of the street known as Rruga e Dibrës (14 points, 0 comments)
    8. Hysni (Niko) Zela and the Albanian Iso-Polyphonic Choir. A unique sound of our culture. (14 points, 9 comments)
    9. Prince Charles greets a young boy in traditioanal Albanian clothing in his visit to Kosovo (14 points, 16 comments)
    10. A beautiful contrast of old and new on the streets of Tirana, and both are in our colors! (13 points, 1 comment)
  2. 225 points, 35 submissions: xhoi
    1. Albania Asks Greece To End State Of War (13 points, 0 comments)
    2. Albanian 'No' deals blow to Syria chemical weapons plan (10 points, 5 comments)
    3. You can take the man out of the land of the eagles, but can you take the eagle out of the man? (9 points, 4 comments)
    4. Together in Albania (A Peace Corps Tribute) (9 points, 0 comments)
    5. Tirana Film Festival 2014 (9 points, 1 comment)
    6. The first LGBT Shelter opened in Tirana (9 points, 2 comments)
    7. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) and I have a request/ Jam nje ish-vullnetar me Korposit te Paqes edhe kam nje kerkese (9 points, 0 comments)
    8. Chinese to Build Albanian Highway to Macedonia (9 points, 6 comments)
    9. Garbage piles up in Albania (8 points, 3 comments)
    10. Albanian Prime Minister tackles his country’s film reputation at UN debate (x-post balkanpolitics) (8 points, 0 comments)
  3. 220 points, 21 submissions: seerven
    1. Justice for Albania! Official post from CAS website confirms that we are the winners of Serbia - Albania match. (30 points, 21 comments)
    2. Netflix is officially available in Albania! (26 points, 43 comments)
    3. I posted an album about Albania in /travel, and guess which country is on top of that subreddit right now. (22 points, 8 comments)
    4. Let's talk about the tech scene in Albania (17 points, 30 comments)
    5. (Cultural Exchange) Ciao a tutti! - Hello to our friends from /Italy. (15 points, 144 comments)
    6. Not only we have to pay the 22.4% tax when we buy stuff online, but also the process to pay this tax is long and frustrating. (14 points, 18 comments)
    7. Dituria qe shpërndan faqja më e madhe Shqiptare në Facebook. (13 points, 13 comments)
    8. We are officially knocked out of EURO 2016. (12 points, 27 comments)
    9. The miracle that would need to happen for us to qualify tomorrow and play against Germany in the knockout phase. (9 points, 8 comments)
    10. Shpresoj qe kryeministri jone i dashur mos marri shembull nga "miku i tij te cmuar", presidenti i popullit tone "vella", Erdogani. (9 points, 26 comments)
  4. 206 points, 23 submissions: ducky29
    1. This is Kristian Leka, a 24 year old who sacrificed himself to save his 9 year old sister by pushing her out the way of a speeding car crashing onto a sidewalk on Halloween 2015, in Bronx NY. They were trick or treating. (44 points, 7 comments)
    2. Pasaporte Shqiptare e viteve 30' (20 points, 20 comments)
    3. Petition:Cancel the decision for taxing the online purchases. (20 points, 19 comments)
    4. Albania's amazing Euro journey (EXCLUSIVE FEATURE) (14 points, 2 comments)
    5. Shqipëria e madhe përmbys Armeninë, në "Elbasan Arena" (11 points, 3 comments)
    6. Fotoja e dites ♥ (10 points, 11 comments)
    7. Driving in Albania (10 points, 1 comment)
    8. Gjithmonë të parët (9 points, 7 comments)
    9. Libra Shqip PDF EPUB (9 points, 8 comments)
    10. Gëzuar Shën Valentinin nga të rinjtë muslimane (6 points, 24 comments)
  5. 175 points, 28 submissions: MadeInAlbania
    1. Sopranoja Ermonela Jaho fiton çmimin e publikut në International Opera Awards. (15 points, 6 comments)
    2. Klasa politike në Shqipëri është skandaloze. Të gjithë janë hajdutë, mashtrues, kriminelë, më të këqinj nuk bëhen. Të gjithë kanë militantët e vetë që i votojnë dhe nuk shquhen për ndonjë inteligjencë të madhe, por seriozisht dua të dij se kush e voton këtë Ilir Metën. (15 points, 24 comments)
    3. Sot duke ardhur nga Durrësi për në Tiranë na u desh të prisnim 10 minuta në trafik tek QTU-ja sepse po kalonte Ilir Meta. (12 points, 11 comments)
    4. Woah! (11 points, 3 comments)
    5. So, we're just 4 days away from the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and I decided to create a Reddit banner with our representatives at the games. (10 points, 8 comments)
    6. Të gjithë i klasifikojnë si të dobët studentët e universiteteve private, madje qeveria gjithashtu e mbylli një institucion edukimi privat (Kristalin) sepse ishte totalisht jashtë standarteve, por të gjithë të diplomuarit nga ky institucion janë të punësuar në administratën publike. /showerthoughts (9 points, 17 comments)
    7. A mund ta shpjegojë ndokush këtë "Reformën në Drejtësi" specifikisht për ne që nuk jemi juristë? (8 points, 11 comments)
    8. Gjiri i Gramës në Karaburunz (8 points, 2 comments)
    9. Më në fund header-i dhe cover-i edhe në Reddit mobile. (8 points, 9 comments)
    10. Lajm: Një qytetar Gjerman thyen këmbën duke zbritur shkallët. (7 points, 5 comments)
  6. 153 points, 22 submissions: jonbristow
    1. 50 Photos to Tempt to You to Visit Albania (20 points, 0 comments)
    2. Happy 2016! (13 points, 4 comments)
    3. Albanian "journalists" are fucking retarded (13 points, 11 comments)
    4. So which one of you fuckers threw this dude from a flight of stairs? (11 points, 35 comments)
    5. Scanderbeg Square project in Tirana in Virtual Reality. (9 points, 28 comments)
    6. From the show Brooklyn Nine Nine (8 points, 7 comments)
    7. Key & Peele - Albanian vs Macedonian (8 points, 6 comments)
    8. "Origjinaliteti" i programeve shqiptare (7 points, 9 comments)
    9. Rama manipulon me kombëtaren përmes Top Channel (7 points, 1 comment)
    10. This is the project for the new stadium in Tirana. What do you think? (6 points, 10 comments)
  7. 153 points, 22 submissions: Gynaecolog
    1. PHOTO OF THE DAY (20 points, 5 comments)
    2. Gjëra që ndodhin... (15 points, 6 comments)
    3. Në 2013 , 6% e Shqiptarëve aplikuan për llotarinë Amerikane (13 points, 17 comments)
    4. Dialects Recordings in Albania (12 points, 10 comments)
    5. Why You Should Read “High Albania” by Edith Durham (10 points, 6 comments)
    6. Hey people i made a small survey to understand a bit more about the subscribers of this sub . (9 points, 16 comments)
    7. Derelict military island in Albania to become tourist attraction (8 points, 0 comments)
    8. Sondazh i IDM 2015 : Bie besimi te qeveria , rritet besimi tek institucionet fetare . (8 points, 18 comments)
    9. Shkollimi, shqiptarët paguajnë katër herë më shumë së në BE (6 points, 17 comments)
    10. Intervistë me Robert Elsie (6 points, 3 comments)
  8. 131 points, 19 submissions: VFLP
    1. Gratë shqiptare në vitin 1972 (15 points, 20 comments)
    2. 2 Down , 130 more to go !!! (11 points, 1 comment)
    3. Epic Walks: the Accursed Mountains, Albania (11 points, 1 comment)
    4. NA U ZU FRYMA ! (11 points, 2 comments)
    5. Albania: the best-kept secret in the Mediterranean? (10 points, 4 comments)
    6. Protesta e sotme (8 points, 9 comments)
    7. Gjithmon zgjedhim rrugen e duhur . (7 points, 2 comments)
    8. Trailer, Taulanti Kërkon një Motër (6 points, 2 comments)
    9. 80 amerikane kendojne Xhamadani vija vija (6 points, 1 comment)
    10. A e dallon njeri ca eshte shkruar? (6 points, 5 comments)
  9. 122 points, 12 submissions: AlbaniBall
    1. Majlinda Kelmendi fiton medale te arte ne Rio ne xhudo (59 points, 19 comments)
    2. Any Albanian GoT fans? (18 points, 38 comments)
    3. Per fansat e Game of Thrones (7 points, 21 comments)
    4. Cka mendoni per LGBT? (7 points, 42 comments)
    5. Albania - France Match (what does everyone think?) (6 points, 20 comments)
    6. Mods, could you arrange another cultural exchange? (6 points, 10 comments)
    7. Faqja kosovare pro Erdoganit më shumë mbështetës se ajo e kryeministrit Mustafa - Telegrafi (4 points, 14 comments)
    8. A jane Shqiptaret pidha? (4 points, 14 comments)
    9. A e di ndokush autorin e kesaj gravure?Me vyen per nje pune por edhe burimi i saj dhe autori me duhet (3 points, 4 comments)
    10. Why is our military so weak? (3 points, 27 comments)
  10. 104 points, 12 submissions: dritjon
    1. A little self irony (23 points, 7 comments)
    2. Kombetarja e futbollit mezi shenon 1 gol ne Europian - Heronj kombetare, Passaporta diplomatike, pritje si shpetimtare me koncert, 5mln$ shperblim. Luiza Gega nenkampione e Europes - Asnje nuk i shkoi as ne aeroport, Nuk i paguajne as rrogen. (20 points, 9 comments)
    3. Keto kane harru si behet gazetaria (11 points, 12 comments)
    4. Can't stop watching this (9 points, 4 comments)
    5. Kush e ka gjysmen tjeter? Ia blej 9900 lek (7 points, 7 comments)
    6. Kjo eshte e trishtueshme :( (6 points, 11 comments)
    7. Pse kosovaret nuk e duan Hashim Thacin president? (6 points, 15 comments)
    8. Highlights te Austri-Shqiperi 2-1 (5 points, 8 comments)
    9. Highlights te Luxemburg 0-2 Shqiperi (5 points, 9 comments)
    10. E mbani mend kur Rama u betua solemnisht se derisa te jete kryeminister do ndalohet PERFUNDIMISHT importi i plehrave? (5 points, 3 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Gynaecolog (1054 points, 513 comments)
  2. budna (701 points, 387 comments)
  3. nikiu (680 points, 335 comments)
  4. cool_penguins (675 points, 324 comments)
  5. ducky29 (654 points, 372 comments)
  6. jonbristow (433 points, 193 comments)
  7. plasmodus (388 points, 195 comments)
  8. Dardan1a (386 points, 161 comments)
  9. albardha (384 points, 162 comments)
  10. PIako (359 points, 190 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Majlinda Kelmendi fiton medale te arte ne Rio ne xhudo by AlbaniBall (59 points, 19 comments)
  2. I just visited Albania. It was wonderful. I took some photos... by per1sher (52 points, 23 comments)
  3. This is Kristian Leka, a 24 year old who sacrificed himself to save his 9 year old sister by pushing her out the way of a speeding car crashing onto a sidewalk on Halloween 2015, in Bronx NY. They were trick or treating. by ducky29 (44 points, 7 comments)
  4. Romanian here - congrats on a good match by I_FUCK_YOUR_FACE (43 points, 6 comments)
  5. Don't look at those albanians! by deleted (42 points, 18 comments)
  6. We went back to Albania - the north this time. It was amazing! by per1sher (39 points, 15 comments)
  7. Paintings of Jean-Leon Gerome depicting Albanian soldiers in Egypt (mostly) by BirdyJoeHoaks (34 points, 6 comments)
  8. Edi Rama picture is the highest voted post on /france right now by kaqkavalli (33 points, 8 comments)
  9. I have just cycled through Albania, and think it is the friendliest country in Europe... Hope to visit again soon! by DavesTravelPages (32 points, 7 comments)
  10. Urban art in Tirana by 2ED2 (32 points, 9 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 30 points: Anubis14's comment in Is Christianity on the Rise in Albania?
  2. 23 points: jonbristow's comment in Dating scene in Tirana
  3. 23 points: deleted's comment in Studying Medicine in Albania?
  4. 22 points: deleted's comment in Which is the best country to move and live as an Albanian? United States? Canada? What do you guys think?
  5. 21 points: LP700-4dj's comment in Albanian asylum seekers in Europe
  6. 21 points: cool_penguins's comment in A Serbian in Albania. Please NO HATE.
  7. 19 points: cool_penguins's comment in A Serbian in Albania. Please NO HATE.
  8. 19 points: Gynaecolog's comment in Why do most of you guys speak english on your subreddit?
  9. 18 points: deleted's comment in The Albanian View of Turks
  10. 16 points: Pier_from_Rieti's comment in Justice for Albania! Official post from CAS website confirms that we are the winners of Serbia - Albania match.
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2016.04.10 21:13 Kid_Roll ECCW FAQ (Vancouver Indie Promotion)

Hey all,
I just wanted to put down a post that had kind of an FAQ for one of the biggest indie promotions in Vancouver, BC (Canada).
This way if anyone happens to be in the area and wants to catch a show, they can be up to date on the wrestlers/storylines, and it also helps put a bit of a spotlight on these guys up here who many hear nothing about. There are a bunch of hard working, great people in ECCW so I just wanted to show them a bit of love!
Warning, this will be long, and I don't expect many to read it, I just wanted it here in case anybody would find it useful should they search for "ECCW". (Also I realize this is "wall of texty" but I didn't realize Reddit doesn't respect my usage of paragraphs and totally ignored my spacing demands)
ECCW Champion: El Phantasmo Of all the guys on the roster, this is the one I think could move up higher in the wrestling world. Smaller high flyer, but has that "it" factor for me. Cool, aloof persona, currently the top babyface in ECCW. His natural personality probably lends himself to be an even better heel, but he can do both equally well.
His presentation is top notch (ring gear, entrance, moves), as he is a perfectionist in what he does. Currently hosting an "Open Challenge" each show for the title (aka John Cena Open Challenge). Feuding with Bishop over title.
Canadian Champ: Ethan HD
Used to seeing him be a tag team guy in the Amerikan Gunz (easy heat in Canadian market), but he just won the Pacific Cup tournament (think King of the Ring) and then promptly won the second highest title in the org, the Canadian Championship.
He is now a babyface, but after years of seeing him be an Amerikan Gunz guy who ran down Canada, it's still taking some time to adjust to. This is another guy who can pull off big spot moves, something we are just starting to see from him in ECCW now that he's being a good guy.
ECCW Tag Team Champs: Nelson Creed and Alex Plexis West - Coast Express
Usually singles wrestlers, these two teamed up to win the North by Northwest Tag Team Tournament last year.
Nelson Creed is a grizzled vet who has wrestled a long time (aka Bomber Nelson) and has settled into a gimmick of being a Shakespeare loving thespian who thinks he is better than everybody else.
Alex Plexis is a stick thin wrestler who naturally generates a lot of hatred (people love booing him) and is one of my favorite heels on the roster.
Rest of Roster
Air Adonis - Drunk airline pilot who comes out to Magnum PI. Biggest feud recently was with Billy Suede over a lack of respect. He is muscle bound, has a great look, and can surprisingly fly with the best of them. Moonsaults for days.
Andy Dreadful Bird - Prototypical good guy. Comes out, pumps the crowd up, wrestles in Toy Story pants. Biggest feud recently was a hair vs hair match (which he won) over Plexis. Hasn't had a significant match or feud aside from that, though.
Artemis Spencer - An ECCW mainstay, Arty Spencer is as good as it gets. Babyface who wins the crowd over with his skill. If he's on the card, odds are he will be in the best match of the night. Had a feud recently with Tony Baroni (former best friend who turned on him) that ended with one of the best wrestling matches I saw period last year at Ballroom Brawl 5.
Billy Suede - Smaller, quick guy who recently turned heel and aligned himself with Tony Baroni to form The Wise Men. He has this weird nasally voice he used to cut promos, and at first I hated it, but now I love it. Calls himself "Beautiful Billy Suede" now.
Bishop - Another ECCW mainstay, Club Bish has run over more guys than I can count. A big guy who can put on great matches, or matches where he's squashing somebody. Put over big by ECCW. Currently in an alignment of sorts with Scotty Mac, but now that El P is going after the title, that alignment is starting to show some cracks as Scotty Mac wants the title too. Best intro music guy on the roster.
Brady Malibu - Haven't seen a ton of him the last two years, but he's a cocky Hollywood type heel persona.
Cat Power - Women's champ, currently wrestling in Japan, where she captured back the ECCW Womens Championship she had lost to Syuri. Biggest feud recently was a long one with Nicole Matthews that ended in a "Loser leaves town" match which Cat lost. Her lawyer Kris Kassidy found a way to get her back in to ECCW though.
Voros Twins - Thin tag team champs that have a younger vibe to them. Selfies, instagram, that's the sort of demographic they match up with. Still very green in the ring.
Bollywood Boyz - Probably the most over people in the company, the Bollywood Boyz resonate very well with the local community. On top of that, they are a very good tag team, they have honed their craft into a well oiled machine. Also the current GFW tag team champs (Jeff Jarrett's wrestling company). Super motivated guys who are now hitting the gym extra hard, doing everything in their power to push their careers skywards.
House of Hell (J_Sin Sullivan, Lak Siddartha, Rigor Von Slasher possibly others) - A cult like stable. In my time watching ECCW they haven't done much, and they don't really resonate with me. Typical heel stable of monsters/Halloween type people.
The Cunninghams (Jack and Karl) - Big Jack is like a Bam Bam Bigelow type, much more agile than you'd think he'd be. Very good in ring charisma, gets the crowd amped pretty good. Karl is the smaller, more methodical wrestler. The technical brains of the duo. They are former tag team champs, but aside from that, their storyline has been kind of non existent. The tag division as a whole hasn't had very much direction or focus.
Currently feuding with the Bollywood Boyz, kind of. Over what? I don't know.
Mike Santiago - The other half of the Amerikan Gunz, he is now in limbo as his partner Ethan HD is achieving singles success without him. Will Santiago support his tag partner, or turn on him? Is he still a heel, or is he a good guy? We await his transformation.
King of the Yukon - Hasn't appeared much in ECCW lately, but he brings an ultimate warrior like energy, plus a six pack of beer. A face who can really get the crowd super amped.
Good Brothers - Tag team of "brothers", they have been slowly rising up the rankings and are now in a feud with Creed and Plexis over the tag titles.
Nicole Matthews - Former ECCW Champ, Nicole Matthews has lately just been kind of floating along with no real story ever since feud with Cat ended. She had a long reign as the champ, but that was just before my time of really watching ECCW.
Ravenous Randy - Billed as the "Weirdo Hero", Randy is a babyface who has a very pure vibe. Gives his jacket to a kid to wear during his matches, that sort of thing. Does a lot of comedy in his wrestling, which has never been my thing, but has a good following of fans.
Scotty Mac - An owner of ECCW, and a veteran wrestler who has probably seen it all (Him and Creed got a tryout with WWE back in 2007 I believe), Scotty Mac is currently in a Zoolander type look, being a mega heel who demands people pay him the respect he deserves. Without Scotty Mac, there is no ECCW, that's the general vibe right now for him.
Was recently ECCW Champ, but eventually lost it in a feud with El P in a cage match at Ballroom Brawl 5. Was really really fun to watch during his run as champ as a egotistical heel. Currently injured, but storyline wise is still involved with Bish in an alliance of sorts.
Tony Baroni - Former Canadian Champ, used to be a generic good guy. Local guy, easy to cheer, that sort of thing. Now he's a heel after he turned on his former tag partner Arty Spencer. Wears a bathrobe to the ring and has a 4 Horsemen vibe about him with his Wise Men group with Billy Suede. Often accompanied to the ring by Goddess Mandy.
Shreddz - Up and coming talent, Shreddz has the looks and the wit to do some good things in ECCW. Still paying his dues and working his way up, though.
Pete Powers - One of my favorites. Big, strong guy who has a great look. Is really into comics. Currently has a gimmick where he either destroys his opponent, or loses and has a big ass meltdown and takes out everybody around him. Really looking forward to him getting an actual storyline going forward, as I think he has a ton of potential. Currently just kind of killin' and chillin' people with no real focus.
Xavier Galaxy - Comes out to "Candy Shop" and is dressed very foppishly. Vain heel who is still learning to go in the ring, but is very good at portraying his personality.
Don Hellion - Formerly a member of House of Hell, he has since seen the errors of his ways and is now a lover, not a fighter. Gives out a rose to a lady before his matches, and wears a puffy shirt. I kind of love his new gimmick.
Sweatervest - Ring announcer who does all the big shows. Chants of "Sweatervest" are not uncommon. Beloved by all.
The Natural - Bishop's BFF, he is currently managing Bishop, and a proud member of Club Bish. He is a very loud, in your face manager.
Goddess Mandy - A manager who is currently with The Wise Men. She isn't about using her shoe as a weapon.
Rigor Von Slasher - A manager who enjoys the dark arts. Is very good at crowd interactions.
Kris Kassidy - Best manager on the roster by a country mile, and I don't say that to put down the others, I just think Kassidy is that damn good. Has a background in stage acting I believe, and it comes across when he's on a show because he is a) super quick and witty b) super dramatic and acts very well.
Currently managing Pete Powers and Creed and Plexis. Honestly, can't say enough good things about his work.
I think that's it. I probably forgot some stuff, I will update if I have. If you ever have any questions about ECCW, just let me know, I go to most of their shows and write recaps about the bigger ones.
If you ever DO want to see a show, I would highly recommend the Ballroom Brawl shows at the Commodore, as they have sold out 5 times in a row, and with 1000 + people, it makes for an amazing atmosphere. Also, you can drink at these shows, which makes for a fun time.
Next Ballroom Brawl is July 16th, so if you have ever wanted to see an ECCW show but haven't done so yet, make it a Commodore show. They also have shows at local venues, however, that are also very good.
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