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(Stars and Stripes)   German mayor near US military hospital hosts wounded Americans to countryside tours, food, bier   (stripes.com) divider line 87
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2008-02-11 01:55:14 AM
boobies.
 
2008-02-11 01:55:55 AM
more boobies. while a nice thing, i don't understand why it is hero worthy?

/drtfa
 
2008-02-11 01:56:01 AM
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
 
2008-02-11 01:56:37 AM
bier, bitte.


/und....Beck's?
 
2008-02-11 01:56:50 AM
mmmm... boobies and bier.
 
2008-02-11 01:57:56 AM
Bier?
www.frontiernet.net
 
2008-02-11 02:00:38 AM
I considered making a snarky "spa/showers/Holocaust" remark, but you get the concept.

In all honesty, it's a pleasant story. Good for everyone involved.
 
2008-02-11 02:03:46 AM
story from stars and sripes = hero tag/ every single time. no matter what. any other tag would be treason
 
2008-02-11 02:07:36 AM
In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa ...
Da läuft so manches Fäßchen aus:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa ...
Da hat so mancher brave Mann:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa ...
Gezeigt was er so vertragen kann
Schon früh am Morgen fing er an
Und spät am Abend kam er heraus
So schön ist's im Hofbräuhaus.


i love German drinking songs.
 
2008-02-11 02:09:02 AM
I liked everything up until the soldier said he would send his stien home so his mother could drink coffee out of it.
 
2008-02-11 02:14:14 AM
You know what other German leader hosted wounded Americans to a tour of the countryside?
 
2008-02-11 02:16:08 AM
I'm an Army officer based in Germany, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...


/what the fark. nobody drinks coffee out of steins. I think I need to have a talk with that soldier.
 
2008-02-11 02:16:22 AM
eine kleine Bier bitte.
 
2008-02-11 02:16:42 AM
tehotherbilly: I liked everything up until the soldier said he would send his stien home so his mother could drink coffee out of it.

Are you kidding? You could fit a whole pot of coffee in a beer stein. Once you finish that, then you fill it with beer.
 
2008-02-11 02:19:39 AM
It WAS a Great story and a GREAT thing to by the German Mayor. Why knock it???????????????????
 
2008-02-11 02:23:04 AM
Viva Cologna!!!!
 
2008-02-11 02:24:42 AM
Speaking of Bier, my last name is Biars, which was a recording error at Ellis Island. The 2X-Great Grandparents had a brewery near Bramsche. Fun but true bar story, usually gets me a few free drinks.
 
2008-02-11 02:26:06 AM
When i was in the army I was stationed in Germany in A Pershing Missle Unit Back In 19.. .bla .bla .
At Christmas Time German familys Took us in for dinners at their homes. One Bad Apple doesn't Spoil the Whole bunch.
This was The View Outside my window.
i71.photobucket.com
 
2008-02-11 02:26:58 AM
You know this is going to turn into a flamewar about our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

/why can't people see the good in humans?
 
2008-02-11 02:27:44 AM
You know who else took care of soldiers in Germany?
 
2008-02-11 02:36:00 AM
tehotherbilly: I liked everything up until the soldier said he would send his stien home so his mother could drink coffee out of it.

May as well send her a hot cocoa sampler box while he's at it.
 
2008-02-11 02:47:24 AM
I'm an enlisted sodlier in the Army stationed here in Germany, I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

massive_headwound_harry: I'm an Army officer based in Germany, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...


/what the fark. nobody drinks coffee out of steins. I think I need to have a talk with that soldier.


Are gov't computers okay for FARK, Sir?
 
2008-02-11 02:53:45 AM
mikosity: more boobies. while a nice thing, i don't understand why it is hero worthy?

/drtfa


I dunno man, any man who gives me beer is a hero in my book.
 
2008-02-11 03:03:56 AM
Dylan Moran on Germany (NSFW Language / Pops).
 
2008-02-11 03:04:47 AM
When I was stationed in Germany one thing I kept hearing from locals was that in the years before 9/11 they liked us more because we we're more apart of their community. Since then we have put up walls ,literally and figuratively, and they no longer feel the sense of camaraderie with us they once did. It's a shame really, the change in our security policies doesn't actually make us safer there, just gives us the illusion that it does. I think what they are trying to do here is wonderful. In Darmstadt, Germany they used to (don't know if they still do) throw a festival celebrating the American and German alliance.
 
2008-02-11 03:05:30 AM
tylerdurden217: eine kleine Bier bitte.

Why would you want a small beer?
 
2008-02-11 03:16:07 AM
Derexan: I'm an enlisted sodlier in the Army stationed here in Germany, I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

massive_headwound_harry: I'm an Army officer based in Germany, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...


/what the fark. nobody drinks coffee out of steins. I think I need to have a talk with that soldier.

Are gov't computers okay for FARK, Sir?


Why not? If the filter rules don't catch it; it's a news site, after all...

/I'm an AF officer stationed in Iraq, so I'm really (just not going to repeat that tired meme again)...
 
2008-02-11 03:17:09 AM
My current wife and I went to High School on a military base near there and we would go up to Burg Nanstein (its a sweet castle) to make out on the weekends. Those were the days.
 
2008-02-11 03:20:21 AM
DachshundPorridge: You know what other German leader hosted wounded Americans to a tour of the countryside?

Obvious..but still..I was coming to say it :-(
 
2008-02-11 03:25:26 AM
tylerdurden217: eine kleine Bier bitte.

No one orders a small beer in Germany.
 
2008-02-11 03:41:34 AM
Thanks German mayor!

While I'm at it thanks Germany for this too...

www.rhinelanderchamber.com

/Best bier on earth since 1417
 
2008-02-11 03:45:38 AM
iDerexan: I'm an enlisted sodlier in the Army stationed here in Germany, I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

massive_headwound_harry: I'm an Army officer based in Germany, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...


I am also a blah blah blah stationed in Germany... Isn't Fark blocked by Websense?? I am on leave, so am on civilian internet. how are you guys getting on?
 
2008-02-11 03:59:58 AM
I did my overseas tour in Landstuhl (US Army Space Command), really sweet place to pull a tour or two. We rented out in the economy, within walking distance from the Burg Nanstein trail.

/still miss it 11 years later
//also miss $5/day golf at the Armed Forces Recreation Center in Garmisch
 
2008-02-11 04:03:40 AM
SpiritFire: tylerdurden217: eine kleine Bier bitte.

No one orders a small beer in Germany.


Maybe he was in munich and couldn't stomach another Maß..

More likely he is just a pussy.
 
2008-02-11 04:15:24 AM
Attar: iDerexan: I'm an enlisted sodlier in the Army stationed here in Germany, I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

massive_headwound_harry: I'm an Army officer based in Germany, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...

I am also a blah blah blah stationed in Germany... Isn't Fark blocked by Websense?? I am on leave, so am on civilian internet. how are you guys getting on?


I'm an Army contractor here in Deutschland and Fark is one of the very few decent websites I can access to waste time on my government computer.
 
2008-02-11 04:16:06 AM
Berkeley, are you reading this?
 
2008-02-11 04:26:38 AM
ODDwhun: In Darmstadt, Germany they used to (don't know if they still do) throw a festival celebrating the American and German alliance.


They sure do, but they are closing down Darmstadt.

Their opinion of us really just varies where you're at. I was stationed at McCully Barracks and WAAF (Wiesbaden-Mainz area), and it was lovely. Everyone was friendly, and it was a really nice place to be.

Now I'm with 2BCT in Baumholder. And it sucks. I'm about 20-30 minutes from Landstuhl. This is the area where they're normally not too thrilled about us. There's nothing in this area. Baumholder is just a rock. And you've got a string of military posts in the area (Rammstein, Baumholder, Spang, Miesau, etc etc). There's a ton of posts up here. Whenever you have a high concentration of 18-21 inf/arty guys that do nothing all week, and then go drinking all weekend, it tends to not be so great on relations.
 
2008-02-11 04:29:38 AM
Attar: Isn't Fark blocked by Websense?? I am on leave, so am on civilian internet. how are you guys getting on?

I'm on from home, but yes Websense does block it.

Not that someone would ever say, use a proxy server, to view Fark from work. Because that would be bad, and against the USAREUR computer user policy.
 
2008-02-11 04:42:40 AM
lived at RheinMain from 77 to 89.... kinda neat seeing the stars and stripes again..

AFbrat...
 
2008-02-11 04:47:21 AM
I'm dating an Army officer based in Germany so I'm getting a kick, etc.
 
2008-02-11 04:59:06 AM
My parents met in Germany back in the 70s when my dad and grandad (mom was officer's daughter) were stationed near Zweibrücken.
 
2008-02-11 05:05:00 AM
mikosity: more boobies. while a nice thing, i don't understand why it is hero worthy?

/drtfa


Because it is uncommon, and deliberately underreported.
 
2008-02-11 05:09:46 AM
Kinmuan: Attar: Isn't Fark blocked by Websense?? I am on leave, so am on civilian internet. how are you guys getting on?

I'm on from home, but yes Websense does block it.

Not that someone would ever say, use a proxy server, to view Fark from work. Because that would be bad, and against the USAREUR computer user policy.


Can't you just use the direct IP of Fark.com instead of the domain?

Just run an domain whois. I know this method works at MCNOSC, of all places.
 
2008-02-11 05:18:01 AM
who would of known so many people on fark are in the army??
 
2008-02-11 05:33:54 AM
SpiritFire: tylerdurden217: eine kleine Bier bitte.

No one orders a small beer in Germany.


img113.imageshack.us

In Cologne, we do. But not just one.
 
2008-02-11 06:38:29 AM
I lived on base in Ladstuhl from 1982-1985. I really enjoyed my time there, hell.. it was the first time I had ever been to a movie theater that sold beer at the consession stand. The ride down the hill out of the front gates was pretty fun too... throw it in neutral and let it go.. keeping your hand on the parking brake. Outside of the back gate there was this really kick ass Imbiss... (think bratwurst stand) they had these Rotwursts that were well... to this day I can't find their equal anywhere.. fond memories, fond memeories...
 
2008-02-11 06:45:12 AM
Reading this from my office on base in Hohenfels right now. Love that its not blocked. Its news, right?
 
2008-02-11 07:40:00 AM
tylerdurden217: eine kleine grosse Bier bitte.

FTFY
 
2008-02-11 08:12:12 AM
buddyrtr: tylerdurden217: eine grosses Bier bitte.

FTFY


FTFY
 
2008-02-11 08:39:09 AM
Was stationed in Germany for over three years. Loved the country and people, both on and off-base, hated the assignment as it was conflicting missions with insufficient resources to make them all work.

Burg Nanstein

www.pfalzweinkontor.de
 
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