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Life expectancy in Germany is 82 years. I have more chances to reach this year than a Bund soldier or a policeman/woman. That is a fact. No need to dismiss people that risk their lives just because…
23 posts, 23:58 yesterday
Alright, I'm taking your advise fella, I will be in touch as I go. and for anyone else reading, since your all frank here, yea..NZ is 100% pure ..bs . we're on our last leg luring fools to invest…
14 posts, 23:57 yesterday
It is likely that Transferwise would have a more favorable exchange rate than the UK bank. This was my experience when transferring from SEPA participating UK and CH based banks. For large amounts,…
4 posts, 23:45 yesterday
I was just thinking about this today and am now confused. If you want to start selling things on kleinanzeigen (for example), you need to ask daddy landlord? That just sounds so.. odd. Yes, I looked…
371 posts, 23:38 yesterday
Hi all, I have been reading a lot about Elternzeit and Elterngeld and I am still confused. Me and my girlfriend are expecting a child for the beginning of July. We are both employed and I…
1 posts, 23:01 yesterday
A man turned up yesterday morning, saying he's from the electricity company and we should have received a letter saying he was coming to change our meter. I said no, I had no such notice (actually,…
13 posts, 22:33 yesterday
You are all the same. I expected exactly this question. Israel, believe it or not, is a democracy. Own people criticize the actions of the government enough. No, not white as snow. But when Assad…
9 posts, 22:24 yesterday
Fockenstein (1564m, 17km, 1100hm) Munich Hauptbahnhof, in front of platform 33, at 07.45am on Sunday 29. April 2018 This week we are experimenting with using Meetup for sign ups... Please…
1 posts, 22:04 yesterday
Frankfurt Black Women in Business Organisation Starting a new life as a diaspora female expat, in a country where you are not fluent in the language is challenging yet surmountable. For those…
2 posts, 21:54 yesterday
Hello wonderful Toytowners, Question is this: Can I grow salad in my cellar and then sell it to you wonderful people? I kind of remember reading that this is perfectly OK as long as it is…
8 posts, 21:45 yesterday
@guyfromoutside Just to clarify - I didn't mean don't register - that's insane. I meant consider carefully which address of registration to use temporarily - especially any consequences (or not) for…
1,915 posts, 21:23 yesterday
Why is Macron's visit to Washington DC being called the first state visit since Trump took office? There have been many other heads of state there already. I think Abe was there just last week.
36 posts, 19:45 yesterday
Thank you to all for the reinvigorated thread! We are very excited to move to Germany, learn German, without the setback of several school years due to the language barrier. It's all good. Different…
11 posts, 18:41 yesterday
No, not so interested in joining a political party (if I would it would be the CSU as that party reflects my views more or less). Helping with counting the ballots and basically helping with the set…
6 posts, 18:18 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Kerala, Schumann Str 9, 81679 München. kerala-restaurant.de/... Nearest station Prinzregentenplatz U4 and 54, 100 Bus. 1. ex-essex…
14 posts, 18:05 yesterday
Update: contacted customer service and this is what they said As I was able to see you are a sole proprietor, therefore you would not need to fill in the fields stating your "Registernummer",…
5 posts, 16:41 yesterday
Sorry its O.1 and O.2. Probably it's time to have my eyes checked  Also just noticed its got something about O.1 in additional information field 22. Can someone translate what that means: ZU…
23 posts, 16:12 yesterday
 Well, there are a number of systems that gives spoken cues as part of what they do. This is just to be able to show a prototype of functionality in German. No sh*tload to be made though, this…
10 posts, 16:08 yesterday
Yes. When you sign an new contract that is the one that is legally binding. What clause? According to the op he signed a "enheitsmietvertrag ... whonungen und hauser", a standard contract that…
2 posts, 16:02 yesterday
Hi, I started teaching freelance English in November 2017 as a side job as well as being a student. For the first two months (November and December 2017) I wasn't making much money. For these…
1,676 posts, 15:54 yesterday
I noticed that too. I wanted to buy ripple but all the currencies go up and down together so I just bought some bitcoin instead anyway. I also noticed that the share price of blockchain companies…
64 posts, 15:23 yesterday
Then the employers ok is just a formality. No, don't worry. The only thing you are forced to do because of your self-employed status is the yearly tax declaration, no matter how small your…
26 posts, 14:25 yesterday
Did a little grocery shopping at my local Edeka yesterday and they had a fairly large display of Stone products tucked up against the cash registers - Arrogant Bastard Ale and a couple other…
199 posts, 14:23 yesterday
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:30-12:30. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through the…
2,513 posts, 14:21 yesterday
@SpiderPig is willingly taking another 30 day break...  The mods welcomed him back with open arms and he was very polite, even to the members who may or may not have reported him 30 days prior. He…
5 posts, 13:58 yesterday
Wow - your timing is as impeccable as your wit (the show was last week). I'll let you know when the club is doing boring knob open mic, so you can get your due. Maybe you can get your whole fan club…
11 posts, 12:59 yesterday
Hi Crusoe, thanks so much for your reply! I'm looking for a consecutive interpreter. The topic: laser cleaning station for automotive production. The client would need an interpreter on site in…
16 posts, 12:37 yesterday
Your feelings are one thing, what's in the contract is another. That's why engelchen asked you about the contract. This makes it general thing, not an individual one. Did you talk to your…
1,468 posts, 12:09 yesterday
Tory logic. It's not our fault we have to deport you under our policy as the party over there destroyed the exactly bits of paper that would allow you to stay. Addition. Ok, we may have…
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