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370 posts, 03:13 hrs
Trump gave a speech at the UN today and I hope Frau Merkel heard what he said about leaders of their nations.(America first=a leaders nation first) It may be to late for her by now.
24 posts, 00:54 hrs
The likelihood of me searching for another ther job is about the same as me volunteering for a root canal - I simply hate job hunting. I'm a highly experienced trainer/learning & development…
6 posts, 00:39 hrs
I have a small 45k attached house and I am paying house tax of 35€ every 3 months so not really very much. A friend bought a house recently in another town. It's huge but he got it at an auction for…
13 posts, 00:04 hrs
If that's the case, I certainly can recommend "Hojjati Houshang", they've got the best (leaving the original Italian ones aside) vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, wheat-free, non-dairy ice cubes…
34 posts, 23:58 yesterday
Exactly, my wife's CEO even told her once that a women's position is at home. Personally I would have some difficulties in accepting being married with a housewife, as I've seen how some women…
18 posts, 23:54 yesterday
I don't know if they have the same law in NS where I live but I didn't see any barriers to factories being open on Sundays or holidays here if they wanted to. If they had to apply for permission,…
37 posts, 23:50 yesterday
Go home, get a job and pay for the kids as best you can. No need to divorce. If you never intend to go home stay here and get a job.Not sure how that welfare pension system works here but I just saw…
350 posts, 23:38 yesterday
Hi, Thanks for getting back. Update from my side: I went to Elterngeld office in Nuremberg and they checked my Residence Permit and Work Permit and as per them, I am eligible for Elterngeld.
72 posts, 22:54 yesterday
Come to Greece, EI! It´s more than anecdotes. I don´t believe in collective guilt at all but the general way of life/thinking is: somebody else should sort out my problems. Especially some idiotic…
45 posts, 22:49 yesterday
From what Chinese and Vietnamese female friends and acquaintances tell me, they'd marry a guy from a country they don't particularly like (the country, that is) if it improves their financial…
9 posts, 22:02 yesterday
iDye. Most dyes from DM and Müller can't handle polyester type materials for the obvious reason. I've used iDye before on various clothes and it does a grand job. For something like the chair, you'll…
14 posts, 21:44 yesterday
To avoid problems like mentioned above, I make a back-up on a regular basis. I just keep mentioning it. I even have a back-up of a back-up, but I work in IT and I'm old school. You can't have too…
5 posts, 20:24 yesterday
I was an idiot and biked to an apartment walkthrough in my finest white fabric shoes, then it started raining and a layer of Berlin soot and dirt attached to them. For the love of me I can't get them…
32 posts, 20:15 yesterday
Hi sluzup, glad it worked for you. My experience with the chat was similar - having to type elsewhere and paste in. And my wait time turned out to be much less than the estimate so I'm glad I kept an…
194 posts, 19:46 yesterday
In the states if you can justify exigent circumstances your good for entry regardless of what the homeowner says. 8 is a bit young id say. Its a pain to take a kid because you have to wait on…
8 posts, 19:35 yesterday
I don't know what experience your colleagues had, but I had a very similar situation last year, and I have to say I found it very convenient to just accept the werkstatt the insurer suggested.
24 posts, 17:43 yesterday
I am really sorry to drop out at such short notice, but my cold took a turn for the worse this afternoon. And my voice is practically gone. I would not be able to take part in the conversation…
31 posts, 16:42 yesterday
Thanks for the input, Bigfoot. I read elsewhere that tents can get full as early as 12 on weekdays - but maybe that's an exaggeration? I know it was much less full last year than in previous years,…
138 posts, 16:18 yesterday
We're in the appeal and we had some nice press in the SZ over the summer in which the Stadtjugendamt stated that they would support us financially with regards to legal costs or extra acoustic…
8 posts, 16:12 yesterday
Although it is a good idea to receive professional advice, there are limits to what the experts can do. Only cheap travel insurances cost less than the public health insurance rate for students and…
819 posts, 15:28 yesterday
Donald Trump has begun his first speech to the United Nation’s General Assembly with a plug for one of the many properties with his name on the building, just across the street ... Don't forget…
1 posts, 15:17 yesterday
Hi I have a question along these lines. I started working at a company just over 1 year ago and made clear at my interview that I would likely need a certain amount of flexibility so that I…
5 posts, 14:58 yesterday
I actually wrote mail to Düsseldorf regarding transfer of my documents to Cologne. And they replied that they transferred them a year ago. Then, I forwarded that reply to Cologne Foreign office but…
65 posts, 14:50 yesterday
The last paragraph of the link I gave suggested it. Food retailers do not want to piss off genuine customers but do have a problem with other people using them as a car park in some places. And use…
14 posts, 14:40 yesterday
Hey! Try out bobbles.tv. You can watch Indian TV channels and movies online or via satellite. You can start with a free 30 days free trial and watch channels live or on demand. Here's a…
1 posts, 14:12 yesterday
Any Shisha/ Hukkah fans in Frankfurt area? Let's arrange first of it's kind meet. Venue can be chosen from one of the many parlors spread across the ever buzzing Bornheim Mitte area.
31 posts, 13:38 yesterday
That's the reason we bought ours (my mom won it in a raffle so she gave it to us when we visited her in the US. We didn't get flagged, but that's a risk we took. So far we've not needed to use the…
5 posts, 12:49 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Sun City, Erhardtstr 15 (corner Corneliusstr) 80469 München. Nearest station Fraunhoferstr U1, 2, 7 and 17, 27 tram OR Isartor all S-Bahn´s.
11 posts, 12:37 yesterday
Yes, my concept was to add less text and more visuals / photos. Also I thought the review stars and "best of lists" are a good way to represent my (and Jari's) personal opinions. But that's why I am…
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