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19 posts, 11:30 hrs
I called the insurance company directly this time (as opposed to using the broker) and they confirmed that "they will make an exception" about the temp insurance. They will send me the EVB for the…
120 posts, 11:25 hrs
Hang on, what's religion got to do with Christmas? Modern Christmas is not a religious event. It is a secular midwinter celebration based on pagan traditions. Pretty much everyone celebrates…
4 posts, 11:18 hrs
Hi DoubleD We have a pellet oven in the house. It was already in the house when we bought the house so there wasn't much we needed to do in terms of educating ourselves. I like it. It's VERY…
3 posts, 11:06 hrs
Thank you. I will pass it along. Her doctor was going to provide her with the list of the "usual suspects", but her German is rudimentary and I wasn't sure that would be helpful. You make a good…
24 posts, 10:45 hrs
I ordered some goodies for myself. It's my first Christmas away from home and wanted to share some South African flavour with my new friends and loved ones here. Not only did it come in record…
8 posts, 10:39 hrs
A secret level clearance is very easy and quick to obtain and is not that expensive for an employer. It takes roughly a few weeks. It involves a simple background check of police and credit records.
7 posts, 10:25 hrs
Dear parents, my name is Victoria, I'm 26 years old and i would like to offer you babysitting services during evenings and weekends(i am fully available during Christmas holidays as well) I've gained…
9 posts, 09:57 hrs
spend a few hundred Euro on having a Steuerberater advise you. that's part of the cost of doing business internationally. something you have chosen to do. if you want simple, find employment with…
11 posts, 09:33 hrs
I tried explaining this already back in October. If you do not book a plan with them, you are paying 24 cents per MB which means that your 15€ would buy you something like 62MB, not GB and 30€ would…
4 posts, 09:24 hrs
I'm looking at starting a small business (2-3 employees) modifying cars for a specific market. Does anyone have experience with special regulations for something like this? I'm thinking of things…
1 posts, 08:10 hrs
I'm trying to go from A2-B1 to C1, and then get some medical German courses to revalidate my MD. The school offers both of these things, but I've had some trouble finding reviews about it. Would…
17 posts, 07:37 hrs
I agree that some of the responses come across as condescending and that can be frustrating, but now you’re coming across as a right twat. Take three deep breaths, accept the information you have…
31 posts, 02:35 hrs
All this could of course be really cool. But the China thing was about making babies of an HIV positive father resistant to HIV. But they would still be infectious and able to pass it on to other…
2,878 posts, 00:53 hrs
For Sale, gently used (male plug) anal and testicle stimulator., quite invigorating and exhilarating. Only serious, sincere earnest offers will be considered. No joking or halfhearted manners will be…
1,620 posts, 00:31 hrs
Like going back to my 35mm photography days spent in the darkroom with the smell of processing chemicals, the red ambiance, the enlargers and such tools, oh how I miss those times when I could not…
2 posts, 23:10 yesterday
Hi, I will be moving to a new state and I am wondering if there are any transportation services that can pick up my things from my current place to the new place. It will be a few luggages and a box…
18 posts, 22:58 yesterday
Yes. We may point to potential "rights" but actually executing them is something else. Having to fall back on treaty to exercise rights probably won't involve simply pointing at said treaty and the…
122 posts, 22:17 yesterday
I think the OP may have come up against what for him is an uncomfortable reality. He can't continue being lazy and entitled and get away with it, because women are usually neither of those things,…
578 posts, 21:52 yesterday
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…
2,978 posts, 21:00 yesterday
I had something simple: veal schnitzel (on sale at Edeka for €12,90 per kilo) with boiled potatoes and green beans (hericot vert). For a late snack I made some fresh guacamole which goes well with…
66 posts, 20:55 yesterday
(Wasteland) The wheels are coming off in Berlin. Not only in Berlin but in the rest of Germany and western Europe. German guilt is at a high level and with it the wish to self-obliterate.
4 posts, 19:53 yesterday
Yes, I almost said similar. Berlin may not be the only large conurbation here what with the Rühr valley etc but Germany's only vast single urban setting might not be the most obvious place to pursue…
6 posts, 14:30 yesterday
I came across the following US 'internet resource' several months ago. I had forgotten about it until now, didn't even bookmark it, but I found it was still in my history despite routine purging.
3 posts, 14:07 yesterday
If she doesn't have time to fill out a standard rental agreement, maybe she shouldn't have bothered showing anyone the place yet. Rental agreements are available on line for just 10 EUR or so…
6 posts, 12:23 yesterday
No reason why it can't be a German number. The country I mentioned is European, much closer to here than Cyprus is (OK, it's Bosnia Herzegovina). Maybe it's just now catching on? Or perhaps…
80 posts, 11:53 yesterday
...and I am back. I am now almost 3 months postpartum. As a teacher I am looking to go back to work next September but after much discussion and number crunching I would only like to go back two…
66 posts, 10:05 yesterday
Hello OP, I am a new Mom as of September, I just turned 35 and birth control/sterilization are all the rage in my Mothers' groups/boards. As others have said: Contraception is not covered…
29 posts, 8 December
Wow, almost exactly ten years ago -- and the TT Orchestra and Singers became a fully-fledged e.V. back in 2011 and have been holding twice or thrice-yearly concerts since that Christmas party. The…
5 posts, 8 December
Take time out from the pre-Christmas bustle to unwind and groove with Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Vince Guaraldi, and Dvorak performed by the English-Speaking Music Ensembles: Orchestra, Singers, and…
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