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168 posts, 23:35 yesterday
usatoday.com/story/news/... "Corporate self-inspect... FAA auspices has been allowed in various forms for decades.... The rationale was that the private sector inspectors could keep tabs on…
44 posts, 21:17 yesterday
Our schools do their own. Sometimes the teachers share info from year to year, but not always. A last class trip for fun is organised by the students, if there is one. The costs are kept down…
1 posts, 20:56 yesterday
Hiiii so as a defeated housing seeker in Berlin I'm planning on taking up housing in Cottbus and commuting into Berlin for work. Two questions: - Any problems when I go to the Bürgeramt in Cottbus?…
16 posts, 19:39 yesterday
For all Electroheads, today (in a few minutes) Tesla is showcasing the latest autonomous driving hard and software in a Model 3. Livestream: livestream.tesla.com...
4 posts, 19:39 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Manzil, Grünwalder Str 14d, 81547 München. Nearest station: Wettersteinplatz U1 and 15, 25 tram OR 54, X30 bus to Tagernseer Landstr.
1,748 posts, 19:29 yesterday
It's not just a dent. It's one of the worst entries you can get. Refusal to give a Vermögensauskunft. If that entry stands, this will also find it's way to Schufa and every other rating company.
2 posts, 17:05 yesterday
The Munich Readery used to do a book club but they are probably on FB as well. You could try calling the shop to see if you could join or if they have any recommendations, I suppose. Good luck!
10 posts, 17:05 yesterday
In the end ... you will get answers to your questions, but its hard work if you send them email questions, it often just gets ignored you have to ring them up several time, wait around on the…
12 posts, 14:40 yesterday
Thank you very much for all the answers. It is good to know that I will get the overpaid category 6 tax when I do the tax return, I think this is what I am going to do. Just for context, I…
1,057 posts, 13:34 yesterday
Like playing board games? Interested in meeting new people? We are a group of English-speaking people getting together to play board games (and games with specialized card decks). Bring your favorite…
2 posts, 12:24 yesterday
Hello Everyone, I would like to enter the following SAP certification exams from the cloud platform of SAP website. therefore I am searching the ways how to train myself online - free. And also…
220 posts, 11:23 yesterday
I agree. You only need 2 months of subscription to see the whole final series. Worth €15 in my opinion. @generalmartok just go to the sky website and look at what they have. Then decide if it is…
6 posts, 10:40 yesterday
The best quality for price is the big Xiaomi air purifier pro: m-de.gearbest.com/living... If you want to clean single room, then smaller version is enough. Also it's not that good for summer as…
10 posts, 10:36 yesterday
Get 2 different apartments from Airbnb, each for 1 month. The easiest and best option, you usually get discount when renting the whole month. But I'd course you have to book in advance.
72 posts, 10:30 yesterday
I would suggest Solln and Obersendling too, because they are close to Isar which is great on the southern side. As for other side - Grunwald, it's rather villas area, expensive and few people and few…
3,233 posts, 08:31 yesterday
Today - Brunch later with Turkish bread, beef tongue and Gravlax. Tonight - leftovers from the weekend (Korean). I'll freeze some of them. A Korean friend told her mother on the phone then that…
25 posts, 08:03 yesterday
I agree. The reason I am a creationist is because there is no mechanism for inanimate matter, like rocks, to develop high functions such as consciousness, eyesight and repoduction on there own.
19 posts, 01:38 yesterday
Thanks @thegreatdivide. It may be relevant for me to say that, I have a business in my country. Our official language is English*.  I have experiences publishing few articles on the internet.
1 posts, 21 April
Hello, I have questions about “Beschäftigung erlaubt” status, and also about switching freelancing visa to work permit, and possibly switching back after a while. First of all, I have been living…
8 posts, 21 April
If you explain your situation to your new employer and they are serious about giving you the job, there is no reason they can't send you something in advance so that you can move there.
1,605 posts, 21 April
Anyone recieved Einbürgerung with soley UK state pension (20yrs paid in) ? I’ve paid voluntary contributions whilst living here, I’m self employed & am currently going through Einbürgerung…
25 posts, 21 April
Landkreis Havelland so close to Berlin and yet so far. I feel for murphaph and am glad that he is not dependent on it thanks to the Republic of Ireland doing the right thing, namely staying in the EU.
1,366 posts, 21 April
This thread is all about what happens if you don't pay. It's really up to you if you do or you don't. Personally I pay, but if I didn't I would at least put the money aside in a savings account so…
4 posts, 20 April
Housing prices have increased dramatically in the past 8 years and it is not easy to find cheap accommodation. I think it is rather risky to hold out for something cheaper. On the other hand, you…
25 posts, 19 April
I’m 40 and have been managing my money for the last 15 years or so. Besides my company’s retirement plan I invest periodically in... whole world, SP500 and a bit of DAX ETFs. Since Vanguard came to…
4 posts, 19 April
you can try 1000ps.de/gebraucht-moto... which seems to be more motorbike specific, only just found it, so cannot recommend or dislike, but does seem to give you a straight up price - for a…
20 posts, 19 April
Maundy Thursday/Gründonnerstag... is remembering the Last Supper, or Passover, where lamb and unleavened bread was eaten. The names are either giving to the poor (maundy purses) related or foot…
19 posts, 19 April
Thanks so much for the tip! There will be another Hausverwaltung in a few months. I’ll make some flyers about the problem and send them to the fellow neighbors a couple weeks before the…
32 posts, 19 April
There is a clear link between entitlement to a UK State pension and the S1 form which guarentees reciprocal healthcare. And as you say, national insurance partly funds the State pension.
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