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For some reason, I haven't really experienced any particular increase over the past couple of weeks - aside from a lot more fireworks being set off down in the area of S-Bahn Neukölln and up near…
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On Sunday 17th December 2017 CDU Duisburg Buchholz is organising a walk along the Six Lakes Area accompanied by the forester. Meeting point is at 11:30 at the forester’s house, Zum Wambachsee 21,…
15 posts, 20:30 hrs
Viernheim is between Mannheim and Weinheim. It's connected to both by tram No 5 (commonly called by its old name OEG). It doesn't have a DB station, so if you need to travel to Frankfurt a lot, you'…
11 posts, 20:12 hrs
Sorry, Lisa and Metall..my mémories have been offline since yesterday... stress with a misbehaving computer, stress with the Finanzamt, stress with the printer..on a dodgy laptop right now and I hope…
11 posts, 20:11 hrs
Oh, there is room for optimism, then:-(( I actually had less trouble with Samsung phone, Will try the Genius Bar first, then. Thanks. About your dad, where can I reach him:-))
160 posts, 20:08 hrs
See, @Mr.Bear, you weren’t inconvenienced by selfish bastards killing themselves. It’s even better than that! You were inconvenienced by the people who will be living off your tax money,…
50 posts, 20:06 hrs
I may be wrong, but the people of Asia who have been screwed over by the West may think that all of us Westerners are guilty of wrecking their countries when the truth it is the 1% of the West doing…
28 posts, 19:47 hrs
lisa13 , yes we have been to the police and they are investigating and although they feel our tenants are responsible for the attack on me and the poisoning of our dogs they can not prove it. as…
6 posts, 19:45 hrs
Hey DUMBers.. J.R and I offered to moderate for the month and then I checked my schedule and I recalled having committed to another NEAT theater performance taking place this week so, vice going out…
20 posts, 19:23 hrs
No, it says the opposite. "das gegen Sie eingeleitete Verfahren ... eingestellt." -> meanings of the German word "eingestellt". Have you ever thought about using a dictionary? You know…
80 posts, 19:20 hrs
Just to clarify kaffeemitmilch, I can still, with my IL license, apply with the shortened list of documents for the German one, even though I have been in Germany six years? Context: Had a NE…
29 posts, 19:12 hrs
Hi! I wrote on this forum back in July and now have a related question, which I'm hoping either @PandaMunich or @Tim Hortons Man can help with. Apologies if this is the wrong thread. As I…
29 posts, 19:05 hrs
If you are not renting an apartment or whatever, there is no problem. No need for health insurance if you are on holiday from the either. The problem was the idea of someone renting somewhere. This…
14 posts, 18:17 hrs
I wanted it done as I was told by a workshop that given the conditions of South African Roads (the car is based in Cape Town) it should be done every 10000km. Strange thing is I had it done before…
4 posts, 18:16 hrs
Lots of the good folks at Custom Chrome speak English. Like their FB page and see about finding some fellow travelers. They're pretty awesome folks. facebook.com/customchrom...
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I forgot that was an episode - thought it was just a youtube. Thanks. I'll have to find the complete episode. I did listen to all of his songs on youtube yesterday. He did a great rendition of…
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A senior citizen was driving down the freeway when his wife called his cell phone. "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Route 280. Please be careful!" "It's…
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If the Hausarzt is not able to give you an appointment, ask when the "Offene Sprechstunden" are. This is the time in which you can go there without an appointment (with waiting times not to be…
3 posts, 14:46 hrs
Otoneurology is a sub-specialty of ENT. Are you looking for help with vertigo, Meniere's disease, vestibular imbalance etc? Then many ENT specialists will specialise in this area. Discuss with your…
1,306 posts, 14:38 hrs
When newly learning the German language, do not repeat what your German step-father called you once or twice to someone you have just met. "Du Affe!" - Doesn't go down too well.
3 posts, 14:08 hrs
I've always gone to the Goethe Institut for my classes, especially since the company also paid for my courses since the start of this year. + 3x classes + €790/8-weeks + Located near…
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If you are self supporting and not criminal, you would think they wouldn~t really care, but that does seem to vary very considerably, eg our friend who is not convincing his local Amt despite having…
50 posts, 13:45 hrs
Up until August 31st 2016, IKEA had a "lebenslange Rückgaberecht", this meant you could return any item no matter how old as long as you had the original receipt. They now have a one year limit…
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That is a result I did not see coming. Although a sportsman to bring people together... NBA legend Charles Barkley returned to his native Alabama to campaign for Jones in the closing days and told…
473 posts, 12:28 hrs
Sorry ladies, my mistake for location. This Indian restaurant isn't in the right area. Let me try that again. Same location, different back up plan. Dec 6, 2017 at 6:30pm Christmas market at…
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Hello Father Christmasses and Father Christmasettes We have our favourite corner of the Franziskaner in der Au on Friday from 7p... As you go in the front door it is the far right corner with…
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Did you come to our concert on Dec. 10? Help us get to know you better by filling out our short audience feedback survey - 3 lucky folks win tickets to our Summer Concert July 7, 2018!…
1,339 posts, 11:31 hrs
That infographics is idiotic. First it mixes currency and inflation with investment. Then It fails to understand what is inflation and that is actually a good thing. Deflation or zero inflation…
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Ooh thanks for the suggestion for the detour to the Harz. Looking forward to taking this Brockenbahn, but which of the two suggested cities, Quedlinburg or Wernigerode, are directly served by the…
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