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  1. Past Hour
  2. What are you listening to right now?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/59013061 Fastest ever opening stand Test century in English cricket history... 
  3. Today
  4. Tax on money received from Parents from abroad

    And I guess they are up to speed on UK gift/inheritance tax stuff.  
  5. I'm happy with my gigabit Cable from Vodafone, I had Kabel-Deutschland a long time ago, who got taken over by Vodafone... then for some reason, my apartment building was not approved for cable and I could only get DSL... This year I happened to check, and cable is allowed here again, so I switched from O2 DSL to Vodafone Cable as quickly as possible. I have a month to month plan, so I can cancel at any time, but I haven't had any problems. I didn't have any issues in the past either.   I work from home, so I also need it stabile- with DSL, you'll have the "Zwangstrennung" where your DSL goes offline for a few minutes everyday... its some archaic German thing, and it drove me crazy!
  6. This lawyer describes the new employee contract law from August 1st. Even  if you are the owner of a small company and have enough bureaucracy to deal with- you have to check this out.
  7. Jokes

    On a dark and stormy night, a jazz bebop group, including a  pianist, a bass player, and drummer and a saxophonist, were going to a paying gig when a big blast of wind pushed the car sideways and off the road.  They all perished in the crash. But, miraculously, they all came to stand at St. Peter's gate and were met by the very joyous St. Pete, himself. "Hey, you four cool cats!  What's up?  Sorry 'bout what happened to you but, at least you're here!  And I have got two pieces of news for you - though it might be, good news and bad news.  Which do  you want first?" The pianist, the leader of the group said, "All things considered, we  could all use some good news." St. Peter exclaimed, "Well, I'm happy to tell you that you're gonna get a great pad where you can practice all you want, any time you want - no complaints!  The Big Man loves jazz!  And you only are encouraged to play on weekends, but you get all you can eat!" The hipsters were happy to hear that.  "Great!  Now, what's the bad news?" St. Pete said, "Well, you see, God's got a girl friend..." The bass player said, "And?" St. Peter, grimaced and said, "Well, she likes to sing!"
  8. Father thinks he can take child with him in custody battle

    I asked Jugendamt and they told me to do another Antrag to have the contract signed. Yes, one does not need to have sole custody to ahve the contract signed, but my argument is the following: do I need to do an Antrag every time I need a darn signature? Because if he doesn't want to sign something so banal as a Kindergarten contract, he will not sign anything in the future as well. He even told me so that he will not cooperate to make my life as difficult as possible.  I guess we will wait and see what will happen on Wednesday. I will do another post entry to let you all know. 
  9. Renting in Munich

    As Russian I can for sure tell you that the accent in the video is incredibly far away from Russian. Given that she says she lives in Muc for 16 years already... And yes, it does sound way more like French accent for me (key is a lot of "u" sounds).
  10. How safe is the area around Haupbahnhof in Hamburg

    My sons both had Covid recently, and sure, it was not that bad, did not end up in hospital.  But nah.  Would not want the fever, joint pain, hacking cough and, oh God, the diarrhoea when staying in a small tent in this heat.  I am disregarding his excellent Altona suggestions.  Beer, nearly always nice but I would probably fall asleep and miss trains,  and whores are not really my thing.  I am taklng the day train, which means an ICE and then an uncrowded IC.  If the connections work.
  11. BREXIT positives and negatives

    More cogent analysis by Chris Grey   https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2022/07/the-non-drama-that-could-become-real.html
  12. Travel to the US and back.

    So, we're flying to the Merka in 3 weeks. It seems no tests are needed to enter the US, and US citizens and children under 18 need no proof of vaccination. Is this correct?
  13. Only in America

    Thanks to our tousled haired gormless leader, mission accomplished.
  14. Backing out of a new job due to relocation difficulties?

      Your instincts are screaming at, you loud and clear. So heed them ! You are allowed to change your mind.   What the others said. The helpful ones, that is.
  15. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    "Tesla Sets Vehicle Production Record In June"   https://cleantechnica.com/2022/07/04/tesla-sets-vehicle-production-record-in-june/
  16.   That is true, it is more common that these are being sold to Inkasso firms also called Factoring, but they often don’t have any interest in amounts under 5000 €. I cannot see why a Aktiv cant change ownership in similar manner to how you change ownership for a car or any other value-asset.
  17. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Finally got the ticket for the family, for a trip in Frankfurt. We had to buy 5, but couldn't buy in bulk. I had to do each one individually, and missed the train. Morons.
  18. Neuhausen short term apartment 49 m2 September 1 – October 30, 2022 No KVR possible Fabulous opportunity to rent short term, fully furnished apartment in a lovely, bright apartment in a quiet apartment building in a fabulous area of Munich. Available from September 1st to October 30, 2022. U - Bahn Rotkreuzplatz, great location, close to shops, 3 stops from Hauptbahnhof. Only 10 minutes by U-Bahn from city center. Linens, towels, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom is furnished with single bed, desk and cupboard. Living room, sofa bookshelves,  and table. Just arrive with your luggage!   This is a family building, suitable ONLY for a Non smoking, mature, responsible, clean and tidy person, no pets. (Working Professional preferred.) Please introduce yourself in your email, it would be much appreciated.  I will be sub-letting my apartment as I will be working in France for 2 months   Rent: 880 euros per month includes heat, electricity, internet Damage deposit 250 euros and key deposit Available: September 1 to October 30, 2022 Photos available on request.  Please email Elly at chriselle25@gmail.com  ( Please DO NOT message me here on TT, I will only be answering my email.
  19. Yesterday
  20. Why are you unhappy today?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62030919 Update- several dead🙁
  21. Random pointless comments

      Well, I'll be damned.        
  22.   I always ask for a print out of all results.
  23. Which past members do you miss the most?

      T´was a joke, m´dear!  
  24. I left the chatholic Church start of June. The Employee of the office where i did this told me that, tax wise, it would have been effective from start of July. How i can check/query BZSt in order to see if they have updated my data ? I want to open a joined broker account and I need to know first if now I am not a church tax payer anymore.
  25. Things to ponder

    Marta Kauffman creator of "Friends" has made a $4 million donation to African and American Studies due to "lack of diversity". The creators of the hit NBC show "A Different World", were unavailable for comment.
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