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    I paid $850 for a limo, not including the driver.  Can't believe I spent that much and have nothing to chauffeur it.
  3. Untrue (Alternative) facts

    Wouldiwas Shookspeared is the past tense of William Shakespeare.
  4. What made you laugh today?

  5. Today
  6. What's got you flummoxed today?

    @tor: yes, I've noticed that weird redirect, too. Very sad.   On an aside - I could listen to your voice and sarcasm for hours! You need to make many more Youtube videos!
  7. What's got you flummoxed today?

    I am not flummoxed. A good mod's job is never done :}    
  8. Driving parents car from another EU country in Germany

      There's the problem.    Going back every 3-4 months clearly means that the regular location is Germany. The lack of German HU/AU etc. is the lesser problem - tax evasion is the problem, it's a criminal offence.   But I don't care, it doesn't hit me. So, dukati, do what you think is right. 
  9. Yes but if you argue that the car’s regular location is actually not Germany then where is the problem? As long as you go back often ( as in once every 3-4 months) have valid green card insurance and an MOT then you should be fine. Obviously post Brexit who knows, the Germans will probably then outlaw all UK vehicles and or crush them. And righty so your fault for voting for such rubbish;)
  10. Brexit: The fallout

    On the whole it's what Ireland wanted out of the negotiations if Brexit had to happen at all. Border in the Irish sea effectively. Land border remains invisible.   We have no right to look for any more than these things from the UK. What GB does is none of our business. NI is different going back to the Anglo Irish Agreement and of course the GFA.   Clearly Ireland would have preferred May's deal. Johnson's means a hard Brexit for GB which is projected to cause almost as much damage as no deal to the UK economy, which will clearly have knock on effects on Ireland.   I don't see how Johnson gets it through the HoC though.
  11. Are you looking for a state funded or private school? 
  12. Damage to third party car while working.

    Moral of the story, if you are in this situation get the employer to sign off on their dodgy plan in writing. Then you are in the clear. You may also have avoided the situation in the first place and/ or been fired. Which considering the lax attitude of this employer would probably been a good thing and you could sue the company for that as well...
  13. buying buffalo milk in saarland

      Yes, but extremely few. Here is a map showing most of the breeders (those who have joined together to form an association):    With Google, I can find farms that offer buffalo milk right away:   Another tip: Use and German terms if you are looking for something special.   
  14. Well thank you Jeba for pointless comment of the day. Th OP already stated he is looking to claim money for the helmet. He is hardy likely to use it again.
  15. What are you cooking today?

    Well, I know what I'm not cooking tomorrow: "Pork "noodles", piggy tea, mustards, kombu and shony", a dish by Alyn Williams.    "This beguiling dish from Alyn Williams features noodles, but not as you might know them - using strips of compressed pork skin. An aromatic broth of seaweed and herbs adds even more interest to this pork skin noodles recipe."    Why not, you may ask? Well, because it's a starter (appetizer) which takes 4 hrs plus 36 hrs for the pig skin noodles alone, and begins:     "Begin by preparing the pig skin. Use a sharp knife to remove as much fat from the inside of the belly skin as possible. Turn over and use a blowtorch to burn off any hairs."   Oh. my.          
  16. buying buffalo milk in saarland

    Yes, I wanna buy at least the UHT milk although fresh (unpasteurized) milk is waaaay too better. But sadly it seems impossible..      I have checked there but there's none atm. I see only books about water buffalo milk. what on earth will I do with those?   I'm pretty sure that there are water buffaloes in Germany. It's just a matter of finding them. For e.g. I have seen some of them grazing in the fields when I was traveling to Stuttgart a couple of months ago. Although I do not know whether there are any buffalo farms in Saarland. Pleeeaaase do reply here if you guys know. I'd be very much grateful     I'm asking about buffalo milk (A2) because of its health benefits when compared to the cow's milk (A1) found here in Germany. A2 milk is much more health-friendly when compared to the A1 milk. Some studies have shown that consuming A1 milk is not good for health in the long-term.   A2 milk which comes from goats, buffaloes, and Bos Indicus breeds are generally better for health because of the absence of β-casein proteins. Bos taurus breeds (the European ones) yield only A1 milk which has β-casein proteins. These proteins in general has may side-effects and are not good for health.   Among many other studies comparing A1 vs A2 milk, here is one study :
  17. meeting german girls for dating in saarland

    Join a sport verein and be on an immediate 'du' basis with the other members. Of course, if your chief intent is to meet chicks, make sure you're in a co-ed verein.  
  18. Seriously?  After all the other lies, we're supposed to swallow this, too?  Trump needs to put a condom over his mouth whenever he speaks officially, to protect the voting public.
  19. White House acknowledged Thursday that it held up military aid  
  20. meeting german girls for dating in saarland

    thanks @HEM !! Outside of the university setting, what are the other possible authentic ways to meet and/or mingle with Germans? I really do wanna integrate in the German society  and feel more home-like!!
  21. Backpack to Give Away

    Hi I haven't used it for long time already, so think it would be nice if it goes to someone who like it for making further use.    Pick up place: south of Munich. S3.   Please send me messages for detail meeting time and location. 
  22. So who exactly will profit?   There are at least 1,000 beautiful locations in the U.S. that aren't far from airports and could host this event. It'll be hot as hell in June in Florida.     the rest
  23. I don't think that the building maintenance fund is meant to pay for deadbeat owners. At least ours isn't.
  24. Just keep biting the bullet. Nearly done. You know it is what it is. Try and find a MSc with less tiresome people. They may be closer than you expect or set yourself up for a dissertation outside the uni: Helmholtz, MP, Frauenhöfer. Still tiresome but a different flavour of tiresome to mix it up a bit :)
  25. Here goes:   I am really unhappy here in Germany. The people suck. They are so unfriendly, arrogant, passive aggressive, racist, prejudice and grumpy. I am of brown complexion and every time I am seen with a white woman, we get stares of disapproval (frankly I couldn’t give two shits but when it repeatedly happens, even the best start ruminating on it…subconsciously or consciously). A lot of people think I am from the middle east which is far from the truth but I definitely feel unwanted here. I study at a well-known university in STEM and will be done with the bachelors next summer. I can speak German fluently and will be writing my thesis in German. Sadly, the students suck. It’s like I am back in the sixth grade and they aren’t mature enough to start up a normal conversation with someone who they see practically everyday. But when you ask them something „Wer bist du?“ No wonder why Germany will never have its own „Silicon Valley“. They stick to their little group and never cross the boundary of talking to someone new. And this whole group dynamic bullshit is very very annoying here. You talk to one person and then someone else in their „group“ doesn’t like you…seriously back in the sixth grade. Sadly I’ve also seen this with Germans who are 40+ as well.   And a typical thing germans say: „Ah du pauschalisierst uns!“ Which is so pathetic and hypocritical because all they ever do is make general remarks of practically every other nation. But when someone does it to them…noooo way! But let's get something straight. I have met some cool germans since being here. It's just they are few and far between. For every cool person there are about 1000 shitty people.   Another thing is, the people here are just wimps. They talk shit behind your back and then when you confront them about it, they deny it. They are only bold behind closed doors.   So enough of the introduction…the foreigners know exactly what I am talking about. Of all the foreigners I know, there was only one who actually liked it here.   So easy: leave then. Or as the germans would say: „Ausländer raus!“   Right, I would in a heartbeat, but it makes educational and financial sense to stay for the masters. The education is very good, the costs to study are low, the cost of food (at the supermarket) is very reasonable, the healthcare is good and affordable. On top of that, going back to the states does not make any sense because the Germany university system is very different than the states, let alone other countries in Europe. For example, the grades here are more on of the lines of passing or failing. You get a grade of course but 65% of the students don’t pass the exams. This happens every semester. My grades are fairly good but trying to go back with my grades to the states would be a joke. It’s a different mentally here and I find the mentality here somewhat correct. The US is more on a company-customer basis: students pay thousands of dollars so they expect better grades. Here in Germany, as many people including professors say, the grades in the bachelor are not important. Also the US has a Bachelor to PhD system where EU has Bachelor to Master to PhD. The great thing about doing a masters and a PhD in Europe is that one doesn't have to waste their time with these silly GRE exams.   I keep telling myself „Just keep biting the bullet and push through“ but I have never been so unhappy in my life. I would like to stay in the EU but since I am Non-EU I have to pay a lot of tuition if I study somewhere else. Also, in masters, it’s about focusing your studies in a specific direction of interest so just going „somewhere“ else isn’t really the point. The university where I study at has a lot of research opportunities and I am already on my third HiWi position. So I am grateful for that. Also, moving costs money. Money that I don’t have. I live off of my HiWi position (I work 19 hours per week) so going to a different country as a foreigner and then trying to find a new position would be practically impossible. Some countries make new students wait 6 months (like in Germany and in Switzerland) before they can work. Hence it would just be very chaotic and stressful to move somewhere else when I could just say „Fuck it…two more years“ and then I am gone.   This was partially a stream of consciousness so I apologize for the disorganization. Any insight is appreciated. Has anyone had a similar dilemma?  
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