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Following World War II, when regional broadcasters had been merged into one national network by the Nazis to create a powerful means of propaganda, the Allies insisted on a de-centralized, independent structure for German public broadcasting and created regional public broadcasting agencies that, by and large, still exist today. In addition to these nine regional radio and TV broadcasters, which cooperate within ARD, a second national television service (ZDF) was later created in 1961 and a national radio service with two networks (Deutschlandradio) emerged from the remains of Cold War propaganda stations in 1994. All services are mainly financed through license fees paid by everybody who keeps a radio or TV set "ready for use", and are governed by councils of representatives of the "societally relevant groups". Public TV and radio stations spend about 60 % of the ~10 Bil. € spent altogether for broadcasting in Germany per year.
"The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand," Obama said, speaking not far from where the Berlin Wall once divided the city.
"The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand, [...]"
Originally posted by Jemison
IMHO, this is all the more reason why he should NOT be POTUS.
I want a President that will do what is best for the United States of America and will put our country first. I know that McCain will do that and he has the track record to prove it.
This is not a popularity contest and people need to realize that. I'm sure that there is a position somewhere that would suit Obama's talents but it is NOT the Presidency.
Originally posted by jam321
I could care less what they want. First i don't feel most are educated on the issues and like Obama for his popularity status. Second, I don't trust the rest of the world. Not the people the governments. I feel their governments are just like our government and want power by whatever means necessary. I think the EU was created to hinder the US in the future and regardless of who is president, many governments will continue to find ways to get the upper hand on us. For years we have been on the very top and many governments would like to see us at equal or less than equal to them. Even if Obama is elected , the world will be happy at first but then the US will do something they don't like and we will be right back to where we are now.
We are all part of this world together and we are here to help each other, if of course you choose too.