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83 posts, 23:24 yesterday
I was too lazy to write up all that (I'm actually still working), but 2B got it exactly right. In a nutshell, any laws still don't have any teeth to protect us poor sods from the likes of…
260 posts, 23:21 yesterday
Install Kodi, kodi.tv/download/... then add the "Exodus" add-in. bestforkodi.com/install-... It's a bunch of hoops to jump through to get the Exodus add-in configured, and the GUI is…
100 posts, 22:43 yesterday
Oh I freely admit I disappeared up my own arse a while. Was quite scared of this migrant thing, was quite guilty at stopping the greengrocer help cos they were using me, was quite fed up with the…
50 posts, 22:42 yesterday
Still it is up to the employer to decide what he wants and this ex employer of mine actually changed his policies and started doing contracts with a first day doctors note because just like you, he…
22 posts, 22:13 yesterday
Good question, Insigna, in principle...but if such a contract exists in her family (ie with husband ), it will be just that..a family insurance..so no dice...legal insurance doesn´t do that ie…
34 posts, 21:01 yesterday
Having been absent from May 2015 - June 2016 (coz of TTFS *) I missed this post the first time around hence the extremely late response. Based on personal experience I must concur with the sound…
210 posts, 20:32 yesterday
both good choices and right down the road from my place! Good job fellas! This is a tough one... Just to keep it interesting (and not at all because I have an appt at leopoldplatz earlier that day…
2 posts, 20:21 yesterday
A relative of mine had all sorts of licenses, and also collected and fired historical muskets. His answer: "If you just want to *have* a replica musket to display, no permit needed. Unlike other…
28 posts, 20:19 yesterday
Windbag. I have hundreds of books in the house, most read once by a member of the household (and not by me) and are a waste of time reading them. Not the reading them, but the buying.After all,…
461 posts, 19:34 yesterday
Gene Wilder was an amazing actor who played his comedic roles poignantly and convincingly. I also admire his care and devotion to his dying wife comedian and SNL star Gilder Radner. They were…
18 posts, 19:24 yesterday
I don't think you need an IDP in Canada unless you are planning to visit for a long time. In any case, if I want one and they tell me I have to exchange my license for a German one, I'll just do…
1 posts, 18:24 yesterday
Hi There, I'm in search of a super loving and responsible dog-sitter for my sweet dog-child. Ideally, this person would be available to stay at our apartment to care for him while we're out of town…
131 posts, 17:42 yesterday
Hi, I am looking for a service to watch series and movies online in HD by using my laptop at home...I checked Netflix options but I have read not very good comments: most of the available contents…
33 posts, 17:24 yesterday
My husband took out a subscription for Sky Sports just so he could watch the Premier League but now that the matches aren't shown on Sky anymore, we are paying for Sky for nothing. The contract…
1,209 posts, 16:48 yesterday
Gwaptiva, so many people are wondering, just like you, what Lochte was thinking when he fervidly lied like that in Rio while he was on the world stage at the Olympics? I'm happy he's been now dropped…
8 posts, 16:40 yesterday
There is in Italy also the anmeldung system, but unfortunately many burocratic officices they do not speak each other, plus if you have been fined, originally, on the original driving id of your…
2,469 posts, 16:29 yesterday
what did people expect here exactly? they are a good source for cheap labor amongst the various communities where they can put extra cash in their pocket without the language barrier. Furthermore, we…
43 posts, 16:24 yesterday
Yes, Conq's article sums it up nicely. My Webster's (Second Edition, 1932, printed 1961) is better with etymology than with usage. I guess none of you ever saw "The Question is Moot" with Jesse…
14 posts, 16:19 yesterday
I've been a hardcore metal fan most of my life. Been through all the stages, classic metal, extreme death metal, black metal, hc/punk, grindcore, etc., been to tons of concerts and festivals, etc.
2,428 posts, 16:02 yesterday
The harcoded Google DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) inside the apps/programs is the least of the problems. Everything you have to do is to block 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for all your clients using the Smart DNS…
23 posts, 16:00 yesterday
I am in the wrong country but that's the way it is and i have got to get on with it (got family here now) .@yourkeau. I went one stop on a valid ticket and got caught on the way back, what would i…
19 posts, 16:00 yesterday
its great you found a place. Congrats! Yes, your stress on the importance of being in the city was clear to me, but i wasn't sure if you had considered just how small Freiburg is compared to Berlin,…
30 posts, 14:58 yesterday
Also wrong (or at least very awkward): - I see me - I visit you in Berlin - I visit you in Berlin tomorrow The "und du" could be grammatically correct, depending on the context. "Und du"…
1,730 posts, 12:55 yesterday
Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer was very fond of playing practical jokes. His favourite was asking someone to pull his finger, when they did he would fart and say "Surprise!" So that was the…
11 posts, 12:52 yesterday
If you get the VPN called Overplay - www.overplay.net/ - a small subscription is necessary - you can then watch all the channels from the UK - BBC, Demand 4 (and all the channel 4 channels), ITV (all…
29 posts, 12:33 yesterday
Unless the quality of Medion products has drastically improved over the years, I would consider them "throwaway/disposable products" - both my mp3 player and later dvd player (laser) broke within a…
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Far-right AfD leader injured by flying frozen cake

The co-leader of the far-right AfD party was attacked with a cake while attending a political event on Monday. But the fact the dessert was frozen made the act "dangerous", according to the politician.

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She's already held the Chancellery for over a decade, but infighting with political allies as well as a rocky response to her refugee policies may put a damper on Angela Merkel's staying power.

German EU commissioner doubts Brexit will happen

German EU commissioner doubts Brexit will happen

Germany's EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger raised doubts on Tuesday about whether Britain would leave the bloc, saying he wouldn't bet on "Brexit".

Spain seeks return of Nazi gifts 'proving' Aryan origins

Spain seeks return of Nazi gifts 'proving' Aryan origins

Archaeological treasures excavated from a Visigoth cemetery on the plains of Castilla y Leon during the 1930s might well have strengthened links between Nazi Germany and fascist Spain but 75 years after they were presented as a gift to Himmler, Spain wants them back.

Merkel offers Russia a lifting of sanctions - if it behaves

Merkel offers Russia a lifting of sanctions - if it behaves

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that she has "the very greatest interest in stopping sanctions" against Russia, Reuters reports.