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41 posts, 17:53 hrs
Oh, trust me, that's exactly what I did. Also, in parting ways, I made sure I used a few English words that even he would have understood. To answer some of the other comments, this thread is not…
187 posts, 17:44 hrs
As I recall, they did have vaguely fu manchu moustaches and eyebrows. I never really thought of them (or any Star Trek race) as Earthling cognates, but FWIW they seemed more Viking/Mongolian…
1,202 posts, 17:32 hrs
Going to try asking here rather than opening a new thread... Currently filling out the Antrag auf Einbürgerung form. To point #5, Straftaten und Ordnungswidrigkeiten... Not sure what to put…
1,733 posts, 17:29 hrs
Depends on many factors, not least if you can afford to lose an investment completely - BTC is a plain speculation gamble and I wouldn`t give advice on it. Having said that, the stock market is a…
3 posts, 17:18 hrs
Previous point is correct and so the next bit is irrelevant but, in UK, you should get a unique NHS registration number after registering with the GP. I didn't even use it except on moving and thus…
27 posts, 17:05 hrs
Jeba's right. You should answer his questions. Then one of the TT legal eagles could maybe tell you what to do. You should have put the fact that you paid a deposit in the first post.
1 posts, 17:02 hrs
Dear all, I am planning to apply for German citizenship after 7 years of staying here. Is there someone with a legal background or a lawyer who can hand-hold me through the process against a…
30 posts, 16:55 hrs
I need some advice please. I've been a customer of Mobilcom-debitel for many years and have a contract with a reasonable flat rate. I just use the smartphone for reading emails and surfing…
1,134 posts, 16:18 hrs
Sorry, just noticed this. The present Northern Irish border actually originated earlier than the Boundary Commission. It was created by the UK Government in the Government of Ireland Act, 1920. The…
31 posts, 15:54 hrs
One either has natural authority or one doesn't  More seriously though, respect goes in both directions and being a little old fashioned about things can sometimes improve the self respect of…
774 posts, 14:32 hrs
Hello all, For the last meetup of 2018, we'll be meeting on Wednesday, December 19 at the Rosenheimer Christmas market (Weissenburger Platz) at 6:30, then moving to Teatro tapas bar for food at 7:15.
9 posts, 14:31 hrs
Lets see, they will have your name, they will most probably have your date of birth, your email address and your last active ip address from when you last communicated with them indicating that your…
1 posts, 14:14 hrs
Hi we are looking for football lovers without a team that would like to join our next league. This will start January 19th with games on saturdays and sundays. There is a small fee to…
7 posts, 13:14 hrs
Hi everyone, As I'm about to start a divorce procedure and have two kids, I was told by Jugendamt to go to Finanzamt and declare that we are already living as WG and get a paper from them. Since I…
580 posts, 11:50 hrs
Falling stars alert! Ok, if you have time and want to bundle up and go outside, tonight is the best night to see some more falling stars. Yes, starting around 11 pm Nov. 17th, 2018 and continuing til…
2 posts, 11:40 hrs
The two organisations are not connected in that way. It'd be in your interest to write to Finanzamt setting out when you finished in Germany etc, and to make sure there's no record that you still…
19 posts, 11:06 hrs
It won't restrict you from working casually but it might restrict you from getting paid as you can't live here legally beyond 90 days, get a bank account, health insurance or have your PAYE tax…
5 posts, 10:00 hrs
Your question is somewhat nationality specific. Perhaps you could put your correct nationality in your profile? I am guessing Egypt but it would be better to give people full information.
2,888 posts, 09:03 hrs
@hooperski works at hospital informing women when their husbands have died. He starts the conversation off with: I hope you like it when your husband gets really, really stiff.
22 posts, 22:17 yesterday
German residents are not eligible for UK EHIC. We have nothing to do with UK healthcare (EHIC or other). It's the state we live in that provides any EHIC cover, according to our participation in…
2 posts, 21:24 yesterday
Hallo everyone, I don't know if anyone has heard about Oliver Schröm, the journalist who researched and exposed the Cum-Ex scheme. He is now threatened with prosecution because he incited the…
18 posts, 21:02 yesterday
Ugly Xmas sweaters are a thing in the U.S. or at least used to be. There are UCS parties, contests, etc. The tackier the better. My nieces and nephews used to come borrow some of my mom's sweaters…
58 posts, 17:44 yesterday
That's a good start and it gives you time on the weekend to write down all relevant facts in order of their occurrance in timeline fashion. If you do that in a concise format you can hand it over…
12 posts, 16:30 yesterday
Or simply ask this researcher who knows him better what he'd prefer. If he's a Harley and guitars kinda guy, maybe he'd prefer a gram or two of the finest Nederhash and a round or two at a strip…
28 posts, 15:05 yesterday
Oh, I see. I thought data was needed. I really don't want or need data, though. The €10 a month is just an estimate of what I use - I have pay as you go and it automatically loads €15 when it is…
231 posts, 13:05 yesterday
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:00-12:00. All are welcome! There will be no playgroup on 21 December. Playgroup will resume on 28 December. The playgroup is…
35 posts, 13:01 yesterday
QB Munich - LGBT Meetup for Expats & Friends 2019 Kickoff! Friday, 18 Jan 2018 starting from 20:00. You can drop in when you wish as it normally goes until at least 22:30 if not later. Back…
5 posts, 12:41 yesterday
It doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been hacked. People with their own smtp servers can send from any email address they want to. The verification, if any at all, is done there.
1,323 posts, 10:45 yesterday
German TV has 4 Blocks. Pretty awesome show. However it was not produced by public TV, I am just trying to find a very good show in the same vein, thou they are set 100 years apart and Peaky Blinders…
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