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5 posts, 23:56 yesterday
There's enough glorification and celebration of cars as it is, why the hell do we need a whole national holiday for them too? Car Friday - who needs it!? Better U-Bahn Friday or Bike Friday, or even…
2 posts, 23:24 yesterday
Hi Natalie, we are moving to Munich in the summer mid of July more or less and we are a family with 2 kids( 3yrs and 1yrs). As they are relatively young can I ask you many yrs of experience do you…
37 posts, 22:52 yesterday
I had a honda jazz for 12 years 1.2L . The 1st 3 years I got it serviced at the dealers and after that I did it every 2 years at a local workshop. It had a 140000km on it when I sold it to a…
13 posts, 22:29 yesterday
It doesn't matter if a stock costs $3 a share or $3,000. It is only the percentage increase that counts. I played with the "penny stocks" for a while years ago. There is usually a reason why they…
15 posts, 21:55 yesterday
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…
58 posts, 21:36 yesterday
Hit dogs bark. What is your problem? Did you invest money in Stone Brew? I don't care, keep imitating Trump, the evil "anti-Americanism" and the ignorant Germans are to blame for the lack of success.
221 posts, 20:41 yesterday
Only God and Simpson know who's guilty, but my opinion is that OJ killed his ex- and Ron Goldman. Old topical humor: Q: What's the difference between OJ Simpson and Christopher Reeve? A: OJ's…
21 posts, 18:39 yesterday
Okay Folks, y’all lost me. Can we please focus!! Lol. Tap, what you’ve posted sounds about right. It is all the time passing and all the doctors wait and see attitude that has me…
14 posts, 18:22 yesterday
Thanks for your concern Anna. That is actually my daughter’s nickname. She was in tremendous pain initially and took ibuprofen. She was given antibiotic as well, more for the respiratory…
243 posts, 16:13 yesterday
John here's a little ditty I wrote earlier. originally written for me but I think you can have it. Oh no I'm gonna be told off for singing this while wheelbarrowing soil round the garden…
21 posts, 15:21 yesterday
I did not receive my deposit from the tenant who stayed with them for a year and let me stay for the last month of his contract. However, my deposit with him was small and I've already written it…
24 posts, 13:16 yesterday
The move from Korea, Japan and China(!) to Vietnam started in large scale more than 5 years ago. We have some customers with factories there. There are a lot of infrastructure problems, but overall…
3 posts, 10:23 yesterday
I don't know if you speak German, but here arbeitsrecht.org/arbeitn... It basically says that when you left the last employer, they were expected to give you one. If they still refuse after your…
106 posts, 10:16 yesterday
Friday 5th April 2019, 21:30 The Castle Invalidenstraße 129, 10115 Berlin goo.gl/maps/atukkdz6ncu2... High standing tables behind the bar by the back door are reserved. Meetup sign on the…
3,064 posts, 09:15 yesterday
Not just that, we know from experiences posted here that debts can follow people to other countries, and europe is generally getting closer and more integrated. It seems @miss_understood666 is…
10 posts, 08:39 yesterday
What does it say on the contract you signed with the Kita? If the terms of the Eingewohnung (including scheduling of start date) are written out there, it's probably a lost cause. Be careful: coming…
37 posts, 02:09 yesterday
Apart from an apparent total disregard of 70 years of history and 30 years of reunification pains, it sounds to me a bit more like a removal to rural northern Germany of the 1932 published comic…
15 posts, 17 April
for the cost of your surveillance and recording equipment (could be happening at night, so infrared required), legal fees, court costs, wages lost, witness protection relocation, reselling fees on…
6 posts, 17 April
Thanks to everyone who have responded so far. Below are my replies. @jubinjohn Thanks for your reply. I considered jobseeker visa option but I cannot leave my current job and stay in Germany. One…
869 posts, 17 April
Hello all, Our next meetup will be Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30. Leo Hillinger's Wineshop and Bar St-Anna-Strasse 18 Lehel Ubahn Please let me know if you plan on coming. Hope to see you there!
12 posts, 17 April
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Bombay Tandoori, Rosenheimer Str 75 (corner Metz Str), 81667 München. bombay-tandoori.de/... Nearest station: all S-Bahn´s and 15, 25 tram.
17 posts, 17 April
I got the following reply from the UK: So if you are already registered, it should be an automatic process. By the same token, I expect that I would also receive ballot papers here, but legally…
31 posts, 17 April
The NHS is funded from the total government income and borrowing. National Insurance is just a tax and is sort of earmarked for things like pensions. Further details here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/na...
2 posts, 17 April
Are there any services where I can register as my place of residence while I am temporarily travelling? I would like to keep my residency visa and have Germany as my home for tax purposes…
10 posts, 17 April
If you are referring to a buyer, no, not at all. Even Amazon has this option. Different delivery address and invoice will be sent to another address. If you are really worried, check when the account…
30 posts, 17 April
If it helps anyone, I applied for the conversion (Texas DL with full reciprocity) as soon as I established residency. They said I couldn't get my German license until the full 6 months had elapsed…
22 posts, 17 April
There are several checks in place to guard against people doing this. You have to show your residence document. You are supposed to hold the license you are trading for at least 185 days (this was…
7 posts, 17 April
Should I apply for each city separately? I don't live in Bochum now, but want to rent a place there. So, do I have to apply exactly to the WohnenAmt in Bochum or it doesn't matter in which city I…
15 posts, 17 April
Actually, they're right. So I take everything back, you're the general case of §3a (2) UStG, which means that the "location" is Ireland and the reverse-charge system applies.
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