There are plenty of reasons to despise this filth ridden city. What bothers you most?

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I like the part from 02:25 on... :D
www.youtube.com/watch

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  Anonymous wrote:

the chances of meeting weirdos are pretty high in here, asexuals too, whats up with the normal people? Even the educated ones are weird as hell here.

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I've turned aSexual here, and for good reason :o((

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Berlin is the cheap sex buffet of Europe. There is so much prostitution going on here on the streets.

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It bothered me the way I perceived myself and began to question my own identity when surrounded by conformist people that didn't appreciate when someone had their own personality, especially when it came from an "auslander".Like, how dare this person to act selfconfident, when it should look up to us and be quit and humble, as we expect to.

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What does this have to do with the price of tea in China? You F_______king Dingleberry.

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I have the same experience with some Germans especially with the more traditional ones. They will passively let you know that you are not good enough to be one of them. It hurts especially when it happens within a family. I often feel an urge to scream "who the fornicate are you to judge me?"

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  Anonymous wrote:

if they are so wonderdful then how they create massive worldwide disasters .....AGAIN with the refugee situation, with family reunification will be 10-12 million in a couple years....with MILLIONS more coming..where will be there superior attitude then???

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  Anonymous wrote:

Someone will have to pay their rents...

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Has any kind of reliable source actually stated that 10-12 million will come as family? I mean, isn't there "only" around 1 million in Germany? Seems unlikely that more than 9 family members will come per refugee. I agree it's a problem but exaggerating doesn't really seem necessary here.

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official government data for Germany states 2.3 million refugees since 2015, 2016 and now into 2017
in ADDITION, 600,000 refugees no longer counted as refugees because their application has been refused but they refuse to leave, their home country refuses to issue them new passports and they also live off Welfare, so 2 million, with another 500,000 for 2017 plus average 5 family members reunification = 10,000,000 WOW! Projected costs are like 30% of the ENTIRE federal budget just for refugees, so like 70 Billion euros, taxes cant go higher, so bennies for retirement parks, police will all be cut Prosit!

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  Anonymous wrote:

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the wrong targets.

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Are you sure a third one wasn't dropped here, the people sure as hell look and act post-apocalyptic.

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Berliners dont need any bombs dropped on them...they selfie bombed themselves into an oblivious hellhole...due to get MUCH worse once the budget cuts hits...cuts to Berlin necessary to pay for all the refugee costs

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In the Länderfinanzausgleich, Berlin is the biggest taker of monies.

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You say that Germans are rude, but check your comments instead and note how angry you are. You say that Berliners aren't friendly and it's impossible to make friends here, but have you noticed that Berlin is full of expats? You compain about startups, but you are not building new ones or trying to change something in existing. You say that Berlin is for loosers, but in reality it's for winners, this website is for loosers though.

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Learn how to spell "loser" first, fagg0t.

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Haaaaa.. Winners? Quick to the airport batman!...Ahhhhhhh.Ahhhhhhh. I feel so inspired by German innovation and can do attitude. Berlin..A shinning beacon.Na..A Mecca!...See how the piss and desperation glimmer in the Nordic dawn of the 21st century. Oh. Pardon me. That would be the 19th century. What have I done with that quill pen of mine? Forward oh brave Berliners..The world trembles at your innovation. If you are still having trouble with that electric can opener dont be too proud (You do have a tendency to think you know how to do everything) Ask an expat. By the way..only a provincial towns refer to international business or workers as expats. Big kiss.xx

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  Anonymous wrote:

To first commentator: I learnt. I wish you could see point of the text, not just words, loser.

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But why are you here among all the losers? Go back to your flourishing business, don't waste your time here.

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Having fun and working is quite normal in most forward thinking cultures. In fact fun and work makes the workplace much more productive and creative. And may I add it is my democratic right to waste my time where and where I want. Now go off and have a temper tantrum with your retrograde mindset Hans.

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  Anonymous wrote:

go suck a penis adolf

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Berlin for winners? This made me laugh.

Startups: copypaste of something successful somewhere else, I don't see much disruption there.

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  Anonymous wrote:

well anything disruptive is made illegal fast

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She's obviously never used a Philips or Grundig product. Only 10 days to go.

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  Anonymous wrote:

The only real start up in Berlin is the one way flight you take out : Then you will see your life,relationships,money,well being,mental health,optimism,good will and hard work really "Start Up". It has taken a little over a year to achieve double what seven years in Berlin leached from my hard work. Berlin is not "International"..It is provincial. Dont waste your time. To "Start up"..You must first get out.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Amen to that!

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  Anonymous wrote:

Where did you go then?

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I am afraid I must keep that a secret to prevent an influx of Germans. Why spoil paradise?

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If you search around for "popular technologies in Berlin", you'll see people saying things like: c++, java, sql, php, perl.

These technologies all have their applications, but they're not suitable for all possible needs, which essentially means that the Berlin tech scene looks like the tech scene in something like NYC or London.... 10-15 years ago? You can really feel this when you use anything on the web, whether it's city services, banking, even food delivery, it all has this rustic 2007 feel to it (long page loads, weird urls, broken styling, no responsive design, etc.)

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Real kicker is the tons of German websites that are still accessible only if you actually enter "www." before typing the rest of the URL.

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The weirdest thing just happened: I'm trying to sell my old desktop computer and someone contacted me to buy it for their son, saying that their son can only pay 50% of my asking price. I reply that asking for 50% is too much, I can't go below a 10% discount. Then they reply saying that they can LEND their son 10 euros for this, is this enough?

First of all, I can't believe someone would use these shady negotiation techniques (my son, he's very sad, he wanted this computer for his birthday) and then say they will lend money to their child... and a whole 10 euros at that! What generosity! What magnanimity!

THIS PLACE IS WEIRD!

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people on ebay kleinanzeigen are the absolute lowest of the low.

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Move to Mountain View, California. The Germans are celebrated there. There are so many Germans working in Silicon Valley (and other nationalities as well). Plus the social scene is rocking. Berlin is for losers and in the meantime everybody knows it.

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^ It's probably because all the good germans move to the US :P

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I am a German and work in Berlin's widely praised StartUp scene. Our company language is English since most employees are Non-Germans, mostly Spain and Italy. Now here is the thing: I am getting discriminated like never before just because I am German. As an example, they organise regular food events and parties and everyone is invited except me. Once I asked my Spanish colleague about that and he told me "It is because you are German. Germans don't want to go to parties". This really shocked me. Maybe it helps to understand my problem here better when I say that before moving to Berlin, I spent many years living abroad and I really enjoy meeting people from around the world and never had problems to get along with work mates. Also, since I am not native from Berlin I also like to find out more about this city (even though I might not be so excited about eating Currywurst and Schweinshaxe as they apparently are...). I find this very sad and it really makes my time here in Berlin difficult. It's like you're totally excluded in your country of birth just because some people believe in stupid stereotypes and want to keep in their groups. Does not make this place more exciting to me. Maybe anyone of the readers here have hints on how to deal with that :D

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also to comment on this..I find the Berlin startUp scene to be totally overrated. I've been working in several startups here already and I find them to follow always the same pattern: They all look to US and want to be like them, the "managers" are in their 20s and have no clue about how life works but want to manage a company and everyone is right as long as they shout out the loudest. Real expertise counts for nothing unless you yell your intelligence directly at the face of people. Also, the startups are not really innovative, it's more like they're running after trends rather than creating them. I don't know if this is like this in other countries too but I find it here to be very annoying.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Can I join ur startup? With so few Berliners it sounds pretty nice.

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Try to befriend them, invite them over at your place and if it doesn't work, don't get bitter, find friends outside of work. They probably found a comfort zone in their group of expats. However don't have great expectations from people in this city, mostly are unreliable, selfish and immature.

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berlin startups = thrash

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I know OP is bullshitting us because we all know Germans have no feelings/emotions.

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Move to Mountain View, California. The Germans are celebrated there. There are so many Germans working in Silicon Valley (and other nationalities as well). Plus the social scene is rocking. Berlin is for losers and in the meantime everybody knows it.

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....'start up scene employees from Spain and Italy' (?) - BIG YAWN! Who cares ? Be glad they don't invite you! There are a million things more important and exciting things to get involved in than the nauseating, so called Berliner start - up scene! I can't imagine anything more vile than being in a room full of southern European kids wearing Zara and Hand M, trying to act clever and "cool". Going to the 'event' with a bottle of cheap beer in hand, drinking more at the so called 'event' then eating disgusting street food on the way home and spewing it up on the subway or side walk. WOW Berlin is so awesome!

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Silicon Valley is great if you're under 30 (no one will want to hire you if you're over 30 and not Director level or higher), live to work, want to be only around people who work for tech companies or who have filthy rich parents, want to struggle getting laid and finding a steady gf (way too many single guys compared to women), and want to see 100 times the amount of homeless people on the street and who are more aggressive. That said, the natural setting in that region is a hell of a lot more enjoyable, as opposed to Berlin, which only has a river and a lake and is often cloudy.

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I habe noticed that French and Spanish people tend to stick together as a group. Don't try to fit in with rude and not welcoming people because they are not as fun and exclusive as they desperately try to appear.
You can try to enroll into a small club or check out meetup groups. By the way, not all expats are unfriendly and hostile. We dislike Berlin and some Berliners but not if you are a decent, friendly and non judmental person. You would definitely click with Australians and Americans because we are known for being much more friendlier.

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"but not if you are a decent, friendly and non judmental person" too bad this is how you display yourself here, so I already lost all interest in connecting with people from this site. Seems to be the same bunch of self-centered asshats as everywhere, just the subject of hate switches. If it had been just Berlin I would have liked to chime in, but it goes against all kinds of people here

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"fine" germans that eat italian food ("zum italiener") , drink san pellegrino water, drive fiat, take all holidays in Italy, have no desire to learn italian and still act like rude, primitive germans. far worser than the white trash from east berlin.

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Is it just the people I've met or did most people from the east simply never work again after reunification?

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no, but the commie mindset is still present I would say.

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In reply to "BECOME A BERLINER 101" Below.

-Those nose rings make me want to puke.
-Man are those tunnel morons going to be sorry one day when they get sober and off drugs.
-I'm sure most of these arrogant Berliner bike riders would have been Naz-is for sure.
-Shawarmas, Don(g)ers and curry worst contain the worst possible meat imaginable, actually it's unimaginable. Why d you think so many people are vegan here, they're the smart ones.

-The big thing here is "open" relationships, in other words, people with no respect for themselves or others, no sense of commitment and wanting a quick escape route instead of working on making a relationship work, selfish and Childish.
-Hartz iv money is the opiate of the Berlin masses.
-Techno? Is that sheet still around, I thought it was dead and burst 20 years ago, oh, wait, that's the rest of the world.
-Graffiti? are you kidding me, that sheet is drug addicts having a flashback to kindergarten.
-They couldn't give a sheet about "refugees", it's all show. How many "refugees" do you think any of them have invited home for a meal.
-Tattoo mentality, say no more, the tatts say more than words about how stupid they are. With no thought for their future.
-Feminists marching for Muslim "refugees" who beat their wives, mutilate their daughter's vaginas, want sharia law to take away women's rights. They don't even see the hypocrisy. Feminists are the most stupid liberal CNNts of all. With their bullsheet about the wage-gap myth, that is the most dishonest use of stats I've ever seen.
-Cold, unfriendly communists, still living the un-glory days of the DDR.
-The filthy, self pride-less drug addicts around Kotti, all the filthy "homeless" a.k.a. alcoholics begging for drink money while they stink out the U8, one after the other.
Thousands of people scrounging for bottles to get a few cents to make ends meet, because of high insurance costs that are criminal.

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Although I do not like both groups,There are no feminist in berlin who walk for refugees,and most refugees are not Islamists.Your argument is exaggerated.

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Well that's your opinion, and you are welcome to it, but I'm talking reality.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I meant that post in a sarcastic manner...

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The music scene is kind of weird but it really isn't better anywhere else at the moment imo, except maybe Iceland. Too many western countries following dumb American music trends, with artists trying to sing in the same fake southern/raspy American accent, or copying American hiphop/trap or edm. At least Berlin has its own thing going on (though some copy US trends, particular with hiphop).

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You are too good at sarcasm :o)

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki where the wrong targets.

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Are you sure a third one wasn't dropped here, the people sure as hell look and act post-apocalyptic.

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  Anonymous wrote:

LOL so true!

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Service is "Neuland"..not sure about you but have you ever experienced a restaurant in Berlin where the staff was friendly? Yesterday I went to yet another place and the waiters did not ask if I wanted anything else, did not seek eye contact, did not smile at all and just threw the plates on my table as if they just want to get over it. I was there in total only 1h with only 1 main dish; I think this was the shortest restaurant visit ever.

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that's nothing. I dont care for eye contact or smiles. But I'd like at least to have my order taken. How about waiting like a fool and waving around to waiters/barman, but they are too busy joking with their colleagues or checking their phone? So when you call the m out on their siht, they run away somewhere else? Berlin: the only place in the WORLD where waiters and barman think they are doing something cool. Even a monkey could do your job. Get off your high horse you hipster cnut, and give me a fcuking white russian.

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They probably use the excuse that people don't tip in Berlin, but a tip is not why you should be giving good service, you give good service because they are the people paying you wages, not your boss, without customers coming back, you're out of a job and back on Hartz iv, oh wait, that's probably the plan.

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they are not waiters, they are artists, and when you order, you interrupt them from their creative brainstorming : ))

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Walk into a bar, find table, sit down. Barman and waitress have not shown any glimmer that they have seen you. Peruse menu if it is on the table. Ten minutes pass. You look around for someone, they still have not registered your presence. You wave, they turn away, you wave more urgently and possible voice an Entschuldingung. They scowl and weave towards you, expressing all the body language of contempt. Thry take out their pad jot down your order, still no eye contact then turn and leave with no more than three words returned. 15 or 20 minutes later, drinks are dropped on the table. Repeat for second round.

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"Get off your high horse you hipster cnut, and give me a fcuking white russian." You! I like you!

Best are the coffee shops though, lol! Like Einstein or Coffee Fellows at Alexanderplatz. Like, 1 measly piece of cake is 5 fcuking bucks. Seriously?? The barista always looks super unfriendly, mean and like she thinks she should have been a famous star instead where she didn't have to serve scum like me. If there is more than one, they often behave like a small, exclusive club that you are not good enough for, ignore you and/or and scowl at you. Doesn't matter how nice you are or if you tip them, the problem is them and their narcisstic arrogance like they're some superstars working at Starbucks.

I only like to go to a small Asian restaurant, they're always friendly and I always tip them. Actually I think it's the best place I've found in Berlin so far, the rest seems to be shit. But it has happened to me in other cities as well, also abroad.

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German, talking about how Turks are not assimilating correctly (ie. not following superior German rules):

"Germany is not every accepting towards the turks who think of themselves as turks. They often speak turkish in public, they only hang around with their turkish friends and they are not very friendly towards germans, specially when they ask them to speak german."

So immigrants are bad when:
- they speak their own language IN PUBLIC
- have other immigrants friends
- don't listen to germans when germans order them to do something: a german is ordering them to speak german in germany, the turks are not listening, therefore they are bad immigrants.

Found this on another german/expat forum.

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Immigrants are first of all bad by definition, because they are nongermans : )) german rules are not efficiently executed by nongermans, therefore they can never be good enough from the start ...

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I'm a Turk and I see no way we can get along with Germans. Cold , distant, weird, can't make a meaningful relationship with anyone.....Germans are very weird and very different from us.

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well to be fair, Turks are ONLY in Germany to make babies on Hartz 4 welfare, correct?
do ANY Turks pay more taxes then social benefits they collect?

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Turks payed more taxes than east europeans.Go back to Poland

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Guys, the common enemy here are germans, don't forget that, don't fall for the trolling.

I'm the person who posted the original rant. I do admit that compared to germans, turks are expressive, smiley, and it's sooooo much easier to communicate with them AND they have awesome food (the teas, baclava, and most of all THE COFFEE). Compare that to the cold, bland, germans, eating potatoes everyday.

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if you didnt pay taxes and everything in life was free you would be happy and smiling too, fact is the Turks and r ALSO make Berlin an even worse hole....

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I've never once been threatened, insulted or kicked/punched by a Turk in Berlin. Cannot say the same about Germans.

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From personal experience I can attest to the above experience. I was beaten up twice by Germans. Why? Because I expressed an opinion different from theirs and I was not willing to bend to their broken up mindset.When it was apparent that I would not bend for them they punched me. When I reported it to the police nothing happened..it was my fault. I have lived in many different countries and never had any experiences like this.Never had anything but good experiences with Turkish people in Germany. As far as I am concerned Germans are still Nazis.Disgusting robot waste of D.N.A.

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