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13 posts, 21:54 hrs
Im very familiar with this but only from it happening in the states. I was a cop in california before we came here. When working patrol in 2016 I was sent to a call where a lady from another state…
95 posts, 21:28 hrs
Another issue is Germans are not entrepreneurs. Other countries at least start startups, small businesses...etc. Germans like to stick around. So such moves are reliant on big companies and big…
46 posts, 19:53 hrs
I was wondering, do language lessons count towards work credits? I went into the retirement office here since my husband was retiring and decided to submit my documents. The USA and Germany have an…
10 posts, 19:12 hrs
Thanks. Bookmarked it. I just tried it for my upcoming move. Don't have much to carry. The immediate offer with two helpers (who are not necessary) asks for a little over €300 for a 15km-distance…
836 posts, 18:58 hrs
Maybe Trump will bring the whole NK thing to and end. If Kim-yoing-whatever keeps up the wisecracks, he may see such a surge in popularity that he may start to feel accepted instead of the awkward…
464 posts, 18:11 hrs
Impulse, your message that the migrants will decide where they want to go, and not the people of the countries they want to go to, is the underlying fallacy on your part, and let's not forget that we…
6 posts, 17:07 hrs
Cosmosdirect allows you (for a small surcharge) to insure a car in your name even if you are not a resident. However, once you deregister as a resident you can't have a car registered in your name.
1,428 posts, 16:57 hrs
News articles warn of potentially imminent earthquakes around the pacific countries. With all of the recent news about NK's underground nuclear bomb testing and various missiles being sea bound, is…
123 posts, 16:56 hrs
UPDATE: Hi everyone, the lawyer called us today to let us know that his request to the court was still in progress (he did say it could take a while) so he hasn't gotten any information back as yet,…
19 posts, 16:56 hrs
I have just bought a Fiat Ducato van (PKW), paid the taxes and got new plates and new TÜV a couple of weeks ago. I am going to convert it to a Wohnmobil. When it is ready I have to bring it to the…
19 posts, 16:33 hrs
Hi There, We are looking for a babysitter / nounou / aupair (also possible as we have a free extra bedroom) to help taking care of our 3 Kids (10, 8, 6). We would prefer an english native Speaker…
1 posts, 14:26 hrs
Berlin Metropolitan School will host their annual open house on Saturday, October 14th from 2:00pm-5:00pm. School tours, information sessions on K-12 program, school tours by students, and an open…
62 posts, 13:48 hrs
Hello alll reviving a old post here I am divorced overseas marriage was also overseas I pay child maintenance for the child since he lives with the mother if she loser her job would…
8 posts, 13:42 hrs
B. is correct. You read the signs from top to bottom. 1) Parking is allowed. 2) There's a two-hour limit and a parking disc is required. 3) This is applicable Monday through Saturday from 8…
3 posts, 13:34 hrs
pre drinks today at Taxisgarten 4-7pm In the beergarden sunshine ☀️ Look out for the pink stonker. Taxis str. 12. U-Bahn U1 Gern Then on after to the, nearby, Ysenegger Cheers. Ian
12 posts, 12:36 hrs
opodo is merely in intermediary in this transaction. Ultimately you'll have to convince Aeroflot to make the change. Airline tickets (and other travel services) are exempt from distance billing laws.
15 posts, 11:54 hrs
Maybe he's channelling his inner Scot? Congrats, you got lucky. There is a fine line between Freiberufler and Gewerbetreibender for people who produce Gebrauchskunst,... for…
90 posts, 11:48 hrs
Nothing's changed yet, so once they approve your application, it should be paid retroactively from the day you moved to Germany - assuming, of course, that you specified that on your application…
747 posts, 11:38 hrs
Walter Becker, musician and co-founder of the band Steeley Dan, died today at age 67. RIP. This band currently is/was still working and in the middle of a tour. "Are you reelin' in the years,…
19 posts, 11:31 hrs
I think, if the value of a car (befor the accident) was lower than the costs of the damage, the insurance would only reimburse the value of the car. So, possible the lady would have to pay 1000€…
1 posts, 10:55 hrs
Dear all, We are looking for a native speaking English tutor from University students or graduate for our 7 year old daughter . We are living in berlin Mitte near U2 Spittel markt . Ideally…
830 posts, 09:43 hrs
I'm living in a single apartment by myself, so from what I have read I am quite confident that I count as a "household" or whatever and I am supposed to pay. But I appreciate the advice, and I will…
599 posts, 09:35 hrs
Information for others: we submitted our applications 11.4.2017. There was a delay of about 3 months as our Einbergerungtests were lost in the post and so we had to repeat. But we all heard on 11…
15 posts, 09:24 hrs
From 2007 to 2015 in average 1000 people visited the Oktoberfest on the first weekend. In 2016 the number dropped to 5000. This years estimate was 6000. People seem to don't like fences, Merkel…
3 posts, 08:31 hrs
Just keep in mind that quereinsteigen is only possible for those with a degree in the subjects that they are advertising and the exact requirements are constantly changing. A German friend of mine…
93 posts, 08:15 hrs
exactly! The problem started in the US with their unsecured mortgage loans which they marketed around the world ca 2005.(via hedge funds) I said then to let the banks go broke but the inbred…
89 posts, 00:28 hrs
Hello there, my name is Regina, I am a German language tutor offering one-to-one online lessons via SKYPE. I will have time for one or two more students starting from October. I am a native…
9 posts, 00:14 hrs
Quite honestly, you could have skipped the second step and left the text in Corsican and it would still be better than the original post, even for those of us who don't speak Corsican.
2 posts, 21:24 yesterday
Hello everyone, I have a full table reservation (8 people) for Friday the 22nd in the Schönheitskönigin tent from 18:00 to 22:00. Unluckily we won't be able to use it...  It's one of the tents on…
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