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75 posts, 01:02 hrs
I think you are being somewhat disingenuous. The scientific advances that made safe, effective, affordable contraceptives available are probably a much more important factor in demographic decline…
2,828 posts, 00:35 hrs
FTFY (if that was where you were going) "Moaty" Moat clue. For the full horror saga see Wikipedia. Back on topic... Before appearing in the view of the public the current POTUS has to…
8 posts, 00:18 hrs
I remember reading about this when it happened. IIRC the cops recognized the guy as a bike thief and took down his personals, then let him go. The guy then decided to bang on the police car and mix…
156 posts, 23:46 yesterday
Christianity has progressed to the point where "Christian" economic barbarism is known as Capitalism and "Christian" violence is referred to as "helping people". Christianity's greatest advance…
4 posts, 23:32 yesterday
Who does the crimes, done in Niedesachsen's Oldenburg and elsewhere in Germany, a few of which are described elsewhere? Some seem to be done by German police or correction officers or their…
571 posts, 22:15 yesterday
Falling stars alert! Ok, if you have time and want to bundle up and go outside, tonight is the best night to see some more falling stars. Yes, starting around 11 pm Nov. 17th, 2018 and continuing til…
1,216 posts, 19:36 yesterday
That has already happened, but is a bluff package – because broadcasting is now financed from the general taxes and because no tax increase should be made for it, the government has simply lowered…
1 posts, 19:34 yesterday
Looking for some partners to start playing music together, in Munich. Anything that could be fun, from blues and rock'n roll, to heavy metal, power metal, symphonic metal, or folk with different…
1 posts, 19:31 yesterday
Looking for some partners to start playing music together. Anything that could be fun, from blues and rock'n roll, to heavy metal, power metal, symphonic metal, or folk with different influences. I…
29 posts, 17:40 yesterday
I can only comment as to what you posted here in this thread, but do you now see and understand the issue? Did you explain all this in your paperwork? It seems not. Again, based on what you posted,…
2 posts, 16:55 yesterday
I moved into anoter apartment in another city and now I received a bill of 60€ for the apartment change connection. My ISP is Deutsche Telekom. Am I being ripped off or this cost is normal?
9 posts, 14:07 yesterday
an expired document is never valid. Also, Connecticut is only partially reciprocal. further, I don't think you can successfully argue CT = NY therefore NY = Germany. NY is reciprocal or not,…
5 posts, 13:32 yesterday
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Now I need to know what this post is about! Did she get wild at a club and needs to go on Maury to find the baby daddy or is she trying to purchase that sooo hard to locate roll of adhesive tape?
14 posts, 12:31 yesterday
If you want to watch films on your tv, the best option is to get yourself a Google Chromecast for about EUR45. Then sign up with a service such as Netflix or, Hulu as these you can choose subtitles…
14 posts, 11:07 yesterday
Thanks for all your responses! I swung by the US Shop in Tempelhof on Saturday and they actually had a couple of cans of Coors Light, albeit without the "Silver Bullet" moniker. Also picked up…
190 posts, 10:56 yesterday
...maybe it never will  I am registered on the govt gateway thingy but never look at it, mainly because whenever I did, after being encouraged to do so for some reason (most likely to do with…
10 posts, 06:12 yesterday
Have you sent Lycamobile a disclaimer? As with all prepaid cards, although you do not need to cancel them, you need to make a written request to port the number and waiver any balance on the…
1,173 posts, 03:55 yesterday
Since taxation is kind of connected to citizenship applications, I just wanted to cross-refer to above in case some of you might be applying for citizenship during / after brexit transition.
15 posts, 03:40 yesterday
*If* there is a transition period, to all intents and purposes, brits in EU will be treated as quasi-EU nationals *with* freedom of movement until jan 1st 2021. However, I think after 29th March…
25 posts, 02:21 yesterday
I am in a similar boat and in process of negotiating a relocation package and planning to move from the UK. Would appreciate inputs into what I can reasonably expect from the new company.
1,092 posts, 16 November
Joachim Ronneberg, a former Norwegian resistance fighter, has died aged 99. He led the successful raid on a German 'heavy water' plant at Vemork in Norway, causing major disruption in Hitler's…
11 posts, 16 November
Hi guys, another half a year later... after many years in Canada I'm back in Germany now and soon moving to Coburg. My private and professional life has been in English for so many years, that I kind…
10 posts, 16 November
It means profit before tax. The German tax year is the relevant variable. Yes, because you whole worldwide income is taxable in Germany and with the information in the questionnaire, the…
16 posts, 16 November
Funny as mine always works at LHR, using it 2 or 3 times a year for the last 3 years but it almost never works at FRA. Really frustrating and annoying for the people in the queues behind.
2 posts, 16 November
You can start by asking the Hausmeister what to do. I don't know what kind of relationship he has with your landlord. If he can't help, just tell your landlord. Meanwhile, look in your rental…
7 posts, 16 November
Idea for December meet: You could all come to see my wind band play for half an hour at the Christmas Market on the steps of the town hall in Stuttgart on 20th December at 6pm and drink Glühwein…
1 posts, 16 November
Graduate student with 8+ years of teaching and tutoring experience with children and teenagers between the ages of 5-14 years of age in Munich. Designed and implemented programs for students with a…
13 posts, 16 November
@someonesdaughter My bad, thanks again! @engelchen I'm open to other locations. However, starting in Germany has some advantages for me (network) so it seems natural to explore this option for…
2 posts, 16 November
As I have family/friends or myself going back and forth (I'm going in a month), I do sometimes buy stuff in the US be it on Amazon, eBay, REI or any other website when it comes to great deals or…
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