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1,483 posts, 05:33 hrs
Where would be the contradiction in that? Can´s I truthfully say I haven´t robbed a bank but accuse a robber to have done it? Apart from that I never accused him personally of doing anything. I…
4 posts, 04:41 hrs
Don't worry, it isn´t. The Schulamt isn´t a court.´Worst case they can issue a fine (up to about € 1000 if you had indeed failed to send your daughter to school). My guess is that if you explain your…
81 posts, 00:56 hrs
this is what I did today, the sheet thing living room and kitchen. however I reached the 30° mark. Maybe - if I manage to move my arse I'll ride to a lake tomorrow. Teufelssee? It's…
224 posts, 00:40 hrs
5 weeks on - and its roasting here! There were a few towering clouds yesterday evening & distant thunder but nothing close. Currently a little cool air coming in from the open window.
10 posts, 00:00 hrs
This is clearly so much mad nonsense I do not know how to respond really. What sort of help does someone like this need? Perhaps it is some sort of a (much needed) release valve. Some truth and a lot…
5 posts, 20:50 yesterday
As a young person I did a fair bit of singing and we were recommended the Alexander Technique. Tor might know if it is actually any good. Generally doing exercise of the affected areas may…
2,061 posts, 20:34 yesterday
The government will keep pushing up petrol prices and other costs for ICE cars until people switch, people in thend, will have to deceide whether they want the better solution, ICE cars ( but cause…
26 posts, 20:02 yesterday
I'm not sure falling over would have helped Germany the other night, but they are lacking a quality goalscorer. Okay, it's not like when Carston Janker was playing up front for them, but there is…
9 posts, 19:33 yesterday
Hi, I am UK and Russian national. My husband and I got married in Denmark. He is German, we have been living in Germany the last 3 years. We are looking to get a divorce. Could somebody advice how we…
4 posts, 16:41 yesterday
Hello, I am an international student in Germany and I am enrolled in a German-language bachelor's degree where I have language difficulties and have not passed many exams and some exams have the last…
15 posts, 16:40 yesterday
Hello, I am an international student in Germany and I am enrolled in a German-language bachelor's degree where I have language difficulties and have not passed many exams and some exams have the last…
342 posts, 15:31 yesterday
on an OT sidenote, when I saw his handle, I had the biological reference pop up in my brain first, then the IT specific reference came a second later - after I checked the profile and saw his…
1 posts, 11:24 yesterday
My wife and I are looking to move back to Germany in the next two years for the long term. We previously lived in Germany for ~3 years, and at that time we had company paid private health insurance,…
44 posts, 17 June
Hope all participant are well and healthy in these murky times. Short update She (my daughter has passed) scream would properly express both hers and mine emotion. She was grilled at the…
71 posts, 17 June
Having grown up as a third culture kid before this was a thing, I set out at 20 to go back to my roots, back to where I belong... until I found out I don't belong there either. Ah, the idealism of…
8 posts, 17 June
The insurance company called me back. The answer was no, a praxis is not allowed to bill when asked what is written in an Impfpass (that was my first question, the year was illegible). They are…
1 posts, 17 June
Entity Theatre is back with its summer Shakespeare! Messina, 1901. The landed gentry around Leonato and Antonio await the end of the war between Don Pedro and his vicious brother, Don John. When…
8 posts, 16 June
He could look for a tennis club and find some people there. My boss plays and even when he's just on a project in some town for a few months, he's quickly found a club and some people to play against.
3 posts, 16 June
They asked for how much mobility I can provide if in occasional cases they require me to be there. I imagined anything more than 3 days per month could mean that I need to go there once per week. I'm…
17 posts, 16 June
(G) You naughty, naughty boy! I totally agree. And there may be long discussions with the staff andandand... It's too early for large gatherings in restaurants anyway imo, so all is good.
87 posts, 16 June
I had a TV in my room during my 1st month in Germany, 8yr ago, and I tried to watch it. That was enough to conclude it's impossible both to have a brain AND enjoy German TV. Not had a TV in my…
6 posts, 16 June
But how many Swiss going to work in Germany? And how many Austrians? You have to watch out for those Austrians. Germany had bad luck with one of those guys. I sure hope this guy's galactic…
93 posts, 16 June
Want that plane grub again, Tor?😂 Make it to Hamburg from 27 June ( when I'll be there for my Brexit stuff yet again.. last mission just failed the other week!) and I'll treat you to a…
97 posts, 16 June
i think this rechts vor links rule is the cause of so many accidents for several main reasons. Imagine there was no rule on this , a driver would need to try to ensure there was no danger when…
4 posts, 16 June
It almost looks like there is a slight rise on the knob's ring at 11 o'clock. If there are four of them as you turn the knob you may feel resistance and then a click into each dryer setting. I would…
68 posts, 15 June
The friend didn't come from a place where multiple bus lines used the same stops? The driver will slow down as s/he approaches, all it takes is waving them on their way before they actually come to a…
21 posts, 15 June
The Ringautobahn in Tel Aviv has a 70 kmh speed limit. When I go there I am always the only one respecting this speed limit, not 1 kmh higher. This is how Germany changed me.
61 posts, 15 June
Looks like they just added a bunch of new appointments for the vaccination centers on doctolib.de (doctolib.de/institut/be... I got an appointment for my first one on July 11 and the second one…
44 posts, 15 June
muenchen.de/rathaus/stad... orte.muenchen.de/1242979... ismaning.de/fluglaerm-be... poing.de/bauen-umwelt/en... Seems like there are numbers you can ring. Good luck with that. We had…
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