Lilli Marleen

Lillis place for rants and musing about life, universe and the whole rest. Mostly left, mostly sarcastic, sometimes in german, sometimes in Lilli-english.

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different

German Blogs I read:

Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
(the german magazine)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet



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Mittwoch, April 09, 2003
Boycotting part IV
Mr. Lilli, who is a passionate reader of "Spiegel Online" and other german sources pointed me to here and here about germans boycotting american products.
Since we have this discussion now on three blogs, over at Tobias, Zogby and here, I still stand by what I say. I don't think boycotts are a working thing. I've stated enough why it doesn't work for the US and the reasons for germans are also easy to see:
Let me say one word - Computer. Does any of us have a "German/ Old Europe Only Computer"? I don't. And as long as you don't run Linux, also your software is not really german or European. Do you want to stop listening to american music? I don't. I like Eminem and the Dixie Chicks and also some other stuff from over there. And yes, I admit, I love my Heinz Ketchup. The german Kraft Ketchup (isn't it Nestle or so?) just doesn't hit the taste. But yes, I do prefer Afri Cola, but I did it long before the boycott thoughts came up this time. I just like the taste better. I drive a Ford. Which is a good example for the impossibility of boycotting on target. The Ford I drive is made in germany, from german workers, but it is American. Whom would I hit moreƟ Of course the german workers and not the big bosses in the US.