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#1 iGreg

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Posted March 19 2017 - 02:21 AM

Here is Fuhrer Merkel looking at TRUMP at their joint presser:

 

I know what she is thinking: Oh my Gott, Donald TRUMP is governing as ... Donald TRUMP.

 

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#2 Steyr AUG man

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Posted March 19 2017 - 02:57 AM

And she hopes he keeps it up. She is probably thinking "as long as the GOP and the US media continue to portray socialism as the boogyman, my country will eat america's lunch in the manufacturing sector."

 

Germany directs heavy government subsidies to partnerships with business for research breakthroughs that keep them as a manufacturing powerhouse. Think Bell Labs years back.

 

From the Wall Street Journal:

 

Behind Germany's Success Story in Manufacturing

 

       June 1, 2014 4:48 p.m. ET

As the Obama administration tries to move toward greater government-industry collaboration on high-tech manufacturing, Germany is showing what that approach can accomplish.

President Barack Obama has requested $1 billion from Congress to help fund a nationwide network of research institutes—the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation—that would work with companies and universities to develop manufacturing technology. The plan envisions at least 15 such institutes, funded by government and private-sector money. So far, four have been announced or set up, including one in Youngstown, Ohio, focused on 3-D printing.

One model for the Obama plan is the Fraunhofer Society, a network of government-backed research institutes that has helped make Germany one of the leading exporters of high-tech manufactured goods, despite the country's relatively high wages and high levels of regulation.

"As one of the biggest and oldest innovation networks for advanced manufacturing, Fraunhofer was a key starting point when we began designing the NNMI," says Mike Molnar, director of the U.S. program.

The Fraunhofer institutes play a crucial role in translating the latest research insights into innovations for German businesses, providing applied research in a variety of fields. Most famous for helping to invent the MP3 audio format, Fraunhofer has thousands of patents under its belt.

The network is particularly important for the small and medium-size companies that make up the backbone of the German economy. These companies are often global players but still produce locally, selling specialty products that can command premium prices around the world.

"Fraunhofer supports an ecosystem for manufacturing innovation that has helped keep Germany an exporting juggernaut," says Sujai Shivakumar, a specialist in innovation policy at the National Academies in Washington.

Practical Approach

The Fraunhofer Society takes its name from Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826), who not only made scientific discoveries in astronomy but also started a successful telescope business. The society started with one institute in 1954 and has expanded to 67 institutes across Germany.

The Fraunhofer institutes research everything from algorithms and other aspects of computing to cell biology and wood technology. They focus mostly on short-term research projects with immediate business applications.

For instance, German companies specializing in technology for the life sciences have worked with Fraunhofer's Institute for Applied Informatics in St. Augustin to develop new data-management tools and scanning technology at the molecular level. Construction companies have worked with Fraunhofer's Institute for Building Physics in Stuttgart to develop new noise-canceling materials and to learn how to design buildings more efficiently based on hygrothermal analysis—how heat and moisture move through structures.

The deep scientific knowledge that Fraunhofer has accrued over the years has kept a number of small and medium-size companies competitive and producing in Germany, says Mr. Shivakumar. He adds that keeping manufacturing in Germany, instead of designing products there and producing them abroad, has helped drive innovation. "The knowledge crucial to innovation falls apart if you're not actually producing stuff yourself," Mr. Shivakumar says.

The institutes have helped bolster regional economies all around Germany by working with established local companies and attracting new businesses.

The city of Jena, for example, has a tradition in optics going back centuries. After German reunification in 1990, Fraunhofer established an Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena that worked with newly privatized firms like Carl Zeiss AG to build on existing know-how in optical lenses and precision cutting.

In a pair of modern glass buildings on the campus of Friedrich Schiller University, the Jena Fraunhofer does research in fields such as lasers, photonics (using light for computing and communications applications) and nanotechnology. Over the past 20 years, the institute has developed advances using lasers for measurement as well as developing materials resistant to light and lasers. One result is an industrial cluster based on these technologies that is home to more than 40 companies.

In one case, Mahr GmbH, a maker of precision measurement instruments, asked the Jena Fraunhofer institute to help it develop new products for its Jena facility in 2012. Using its laser expertise, the institute developed a device that can quickly measure objects in 3-D. Mahr bought the licensing rights, and the product has become part of the company's portfolio.

Making Companies

The German government contributes about two-thirds of the society's annual budget of about $2.75 billion, through grants and contracting its own research needs to the institutes. The rest of the budget is covered by contracts with private industry.

Management of the institutes is dominated by engineering professors with years of industry experience, and Ph.D. students account for 30% of Fraunhofer's 22,000 employees. Many of those employees eventually move on to management positions at some of the country's most prominent companies. "Look at the executives at Porsche or Audi. Many of them started at Fraunhofer," says Bernd Venohr, a management consultant.

Others start their own companies. Employees are encouraged to found startups to sell the technology the institutes develop—an important draw for talent. The Fraunhofer in St. Augustin has had five startups take technology developed in research projects directly to market in recent years. The founders pay a license fee to use patented discoveries for commercial use.

"It's the most market-friendly approach to government-led research there is," says Ulrike Flach, a former German parliamentarian and innovation policy specialist.



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Posted March 19 2017 - 07:22 AM

Must have been another sleepless night for you.

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Posted March 19 2017 - 07:52 AM

Too bad for her. She destroyed one country.  Keep her the hell away from here....she's done enough damage..


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Posted March 19 2017 - 07:55 AM

Yeah we need socialism here just like Germany. Yeah that's the ticket.
Yep, Let's be like the "You're-A-pee-ons"
And we need more Muslims. Don't forget the Muslims

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Posted March 19 2017 - 10:55 AM

Must have been another sleepless night for you.

 

pretty much. i tried that italian spot across from roosevelt field, next to red lobster.  i had the itis and fell asleep for about three hours. then I woke up at bedtime and wasnt tired. it was an opportunity to catch up on the latest posts of the Trump fanboys.



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Posted March 19 2017 - 03:24 PM

pretty much. i tried that italian spot across from roosevelt field, next to red lobster.  i had the itis and fell asleep for about three hours. then I woke up at bedtime and wasnt tired. it was an opportunity to catch up on the latest posts of the Trump fanboys.

I was worried that you might be a vampire.



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Posted March 19 2017 - 05:56 PM

I was worried that you might be a vampire.

maybe so, i've been told quite alot on here that I suck.



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Posted March 19 2017 - 06:55 PM

The number one reason I voted for Trump was because Shillary, with sheer stupidity and naivety, was intent on copying Merkel's open border policy and embracing Syrian refugees. And that would have been a fracking national security and cultural time bomb that Germany already screwed the goose on. Once you do it, you can't undo it. Just ask Sweden, Netherlands, Brussels, etc, the list goes on and on. So congrats on singelhandedly destroying the cultural identity of Germany and opening the door to jihadists for decades to come, Merkel. Hopefully there will be someone in office here who will always see your example and do the exact opposite for now and forever.



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Posted March 19 2017 - 08:57 PM

maybe so, i've been told quite alot on here that I suck.


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Posted March 19 2017 - 10:16 PM

they can absorb a great amount of immigrants because they are a manufacturing society. they need labor for the factories. Unfortunately, our factories are gone, hence we dont have that problem. if we locked down our borders for the next 15 years, it would be a great start. but we still would not have anywhere enough employment opportunities for our residents. we are bursting at the seams with unemployed.



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Posted March 20 2017 - 08:40 AM

they can absorb a great amount of immigrants because they are a manufacturing society. they need labor for the factories. Unfortunately, our factories are gone, hence we dont have that problem. if we locked down our borders for the next 15 years, it would be a great start. but we still would not have anywhere enough employment opportunities for our residents. we are bursting at the seams with unemployed.

How's this...Build some factories and bring back some damn manufacturing to this  country and stop outsourcing everything to other countries . Maybe then we would have more jobs for our own  people that don't have any.


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Posted March 20 2017 - 10:36 AM

Too bad for her. She destroyed one country.  Keep her the hell away from here....she's done enough damage..

exactly!



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Posted March 20 2017 - 04:07 PM

pretty much. i tried that italian spot across from roosevelt field, next to red lobster.  i had the itis and fell asleep for about three hours. then I woke up at bedtime and wasnt tired. it was an opportunity to catch up on the latest posts of the Trump fanboys.

 

Steyr, buddy, what's the difference between being a "fanboy" and a Trump hater that criticizes everything the guy does---which is what you do?   Either way, you have a closed mind.   Seriously,mm what should he be doing during a meeting with Merkel?   Telling her how great her decisions have been?  Asking her for the secret recipe she used to turn Germany it's such a heavenly place to live?  I am starting to think you're one of those fools that believes everything they say in the media about Trump.  You really believe he is such a big ignoramus like those jerks on CNN and MSNBC say?  Well, have fun while the rest of us laugh our way through the next 8 years as he runs circles around them.   I am no fan boy and there things I object to on a policy  basis, but I can appreciate the art of a genius at work.  Yes, I said it, Trump is a freakin' genius.   He is a master of the news cycle.  Trump can pick his own bad news and bad press--based on what is salacious, knowing that the important stuff will get overlooked and swept under the rug.   This is the mark of a master media manipulator--not a fool.   Let guys like you on the left continue to underestimate him.   It just feeds into his narrative.   Oh, and after your latest comments, I am starting to wonder whether you actually are a full fledged libtard.   Anyway, that so-called conservative that can criticize Trump for how he handled himself with Merkel really has a lot to answer for.   That woman is a full fledged moron that caused her country to commit national suicide by swallowing a poison refugee pill.   She's a traiter to her country and, frankly, all of Western civilization.   



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Posted March 20 2017 - 05:10 PM

Steyr, buddy, what's the difference between being a "fanboy" and a Trump hater that criticizes everything the guy does---which is what you do?

 
I would say the difference is that one is the opposite of the other. The former lives in a fantasy world where Trump is the greatest  leader since President George Washington. The latter does not have on rose colored glasses and did not drink the Trump koolade, hence can rightly observe that when Trump is not just spinning his wheels and just belching out baseless charges and meaningless promises, he is actually damaging this country, its government, and the country's reputation around the world. Just look at the result of the hearings today. His latest charge that it was possibly England's GCHQ that bugged Trump Tower, only because he saw that bit of nonsense on Fox News the night before, served to damage our relationship with our best ally in the war on terrorists, and cause them to think he is unstable and cant be trusted because he will throw an ally under the bus. The hearings today were a real eye opener about how corrupt his administration is.

 

Either way, you have a closed mind.   Seriously,mm what should he be doing during a meeting with Merkel?   Telling her how great her decisions have been?  Asking her for the secret recipe she used to turn Germany it's such a heavenly place to live?


He could have asked her recipe for how Germany manages to kick our ass in our balance of trade with them year after year. Maybe find out why a heavy involvement of government in the business world, which we think is so bad, works to make manufacturing such a great success for them.
 
 

2017 : U.S. trade in goods with Germany
 
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I am no fan boy and there things I object to on a policy  basis, but I can appreciate the art of a genius at work.  Yes, I said it, Trump is a freakin' genius.   He is a master of the news cycle.  Trump can pick his own bad news and bad press--based on what is salacious, knowing that the important stuff will get overlooked and swept under the rug.   This is the mark of a master media manipulator--not a fool.   Let guys like you on the left continue to underestimate him.   It just feeds into his narrative.

So let me get this straight, you are bragging that we consistently get conned, by a masterful con man and hustler who doesnt want us to see how his screwups, both intentional and due to rank ineptitude,are hurting our country? If that is what you are saying, you are a bit off, because his foolish, amateurish attempts to misdirect us are clearly not working because they are so transparent and shortsighted. And you are admitting that he does materially important things that are bad for the country, because he would have no need to sweep good, positive "important stuff" under the rug, hence the stuff he is trying to sweep under the rug must be bad and negative. 

 

An example would be the Obama wiretap tweet. That sophomoric, obvious attempt to control the direction of the news blew up in his face, when the upper echelon of the Intelligence Services testified today in hearings that his charges were absolutely without merit or any basis in fact. And the whole incident just brought out the grimy involvement russia had with our elections.

 

He tried to sow the seeds of mistrust between the U.S. population and our intelligence services, and that played right into Russia's hand. To them, he is a stooge and patsy, a grinning fool, who is likely the object of many toasts, as they probably sit around FSB headquarters in Russia drinking vodka, toasting what a clown he is, and how easy it was to turn him into as asset. They probably learned early on that it wouldnt have to involve money, as he was so susceptible to compliments and false praise.

 

But you go on and keep bragging about how shrewd he is. In Russia, they are having a great laugh at the whole thing.



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Posted March 20 2017 - 05:26 PM

 
I would say the difference is that one is the opposite of the other. The former lives in a fantasy world where Trump is the greatest  leader since President George Washington. The latter does not have on rose colored glasses and did not drink the Trump koolade, hence can rightly observe that when Trump is not just spinning his wheels and just belching out baseless charges and meaningless promises, he is actually damaging this country, its government, and the country's reputation around the world. Just look at the result of the hearings today. His latest charge that it was possibly England's GCHQ that bugged Trump Tower, only because he saw that bit of nonsense on Fox News the night before, served to damage our relationship with our best ally in the war on terrorists, and cause them to think he is unstable and cant be trusted because he will throw an ally under the bus. The hearings today were a real eye opener about how corrupt his administration is.

 


He could have asked her recipe for how Germany manages to kick our ass in our balance of trade with them year after year. Maybe find out why a heavy involvement of government in the business world, which we think is so bad, works to make manufacturing such a great success for them.
 
 

2017 : U.S. trade in goods with Germany
 
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So let me get this straight, you are bragging that we consistently get conned, by a masterful con man and hustler who doesnt want us to see how his screwups, both intentional and due to rank ineptitude,are hurting our country? If that is what you are saying, you are a bit off, because his foolish, amateurish attempts to misdirect us are clearly not working because they are so transparent and shortsighted. And you are admitting that he does materially important things that are bad for the country, because he would have no need to sweep good, positive "important stuff" under the rug, hence the stuff he is trying to sweep under the rug must be bad and negative. 

 

An example would be the Obama wiretap tweet. That sophomoric, obvious attempt to control the direction of the news blew up in his face, when the upper echelon of the Intelligence Services testified today in hearings that his charges were absolutely without merit or any basis in fact. And the whole incident just brought out the grimy involvement russia had with our elections.

 

He tried to sow the seeds of mistrust between the U.S. population and our intelligence services, and that played right into Russia's hand. To them, he is a stooge and patsy, a grinning fool, who is likely the object of many toasts, as they probably sit around FSB headquarters in Russia drinking vodka, toasting what a clown he is, and how easy it was to turn him into as asset. They probably learned early on that it wouldnt have to involve money, as he was so susceptible to compliments and false praise.

 

But you go on and keep bragging about how shrewd he is. In Russia, they are having a great laugh at the whole thing.

Give it time.






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