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  2. Coronavirus

    And are dogs not allowed on buses in France? Don‘t know but also don‘t know what kind of dog.  But, anyway, a disgraceful attack on a worker and NO need to attack him and leave him brain dead. Lock the perps up. 
  3. Coronavirus

    "-who had no tickets and were not wearing masks - to board the bus on Sunday night, a police source told AFP news agency. Face masks are mandatory on public transport in France"   So, tickets are not mandatory on public transport?
  4. What made you smile today?

        Adorable! It is SO hot here right now. No social distancing either with these guys and gals!😂
  5. Why are you happy today?

      Dog left to die by a hit and run driver... looked bad.. but on the road to recovery💋🙏🏻
  6. Why are you happy today?

    Of course, anyone who's ever loved realizes sooner or later that love alone is not enough. If only it were that easy! But a green for you anyhow, @john g., because there was a lot happening in the 60s that I'm happy to remember.
  7. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

      Hate to tell you Dessa, but yes, you are part of the problem!   Twice today I backed off from customers, who only took another step forward each time - after three steps backwards I do, now, actually ask the person to keep a distance - and they just stand there like a deer caught  in the car lights, shocked, and not at all sure what to do!   Please, please, keep your distance from the staff wherever you feel the need to go shopping - hte staff have to be there, and you couldn´t go shopping without the staff working their asses off, but we really DO NOT want any of the germs that you might happen to have, thankyou very much!   (rant over!)   Seriously though, as I have said before, just because you are wearing a mask and rubber gloves, does not make you 100% immune, so be sensible, and keep your distance!  
  8. Why are you happy today?

    I remember, katheliz💋 And then later:
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  10. High rent in sublet

    Of course, you can inform the landlord. However, if it´s true that the main tenant has failed to do so,the landlord might have legal cause to terminate the lease - which means you´d have to leave as well.
  11. Why are you happy today?

    Anyone else remember Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit? It's back! (2016) What the World Needs Now, is Love, Sweet Love
  12. This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Taj Krishna, Nymphenburgerstr 193, 80639 München. Weather permitting we will sit outside on the terrace. Nearest station: Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 and 53, 62, 63 bus OR Neuhausen 12 tram.    1. ex-essex (Paul)  2. Ulrike  Please copy/paste the last list into the reply and add your name As Soon As Possible, at the latest 5 pm Wednesday. 
  13. Slack group for networking with Americans

    It's just another way to network. Feel free to join.
  14. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

    Oh dear! Does it? Why dat?🥱😜
  15. This is ridiculous:   Are the students to blame for the pandemic? 
  16. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

      Sounds like an oxymoron to me.
  17. Odd news   At a time when statues of Christopher Columbus are being pulled down, this Portuguese amateur historian claims Columbus wasn‘t from Genoa at all... but Portuguese.
  18. copyright tv-film now on YouTube

    Thank you everyone for the input. Actually, all I want is a couple of screenshots to illustrate a text I have to write and the guy who made the film - and presumably owns the film rights - lives in South Africa, I found out. What fun! I shall write him a mail and see how things pan out.   Thanks again guys and cheers....
  19. This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Taj Krishna, Nymphenburgerstr 193, 80639 München. Weather permitting we will sit outside on the terrace. Nearest station: Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 and 53, 62, 63 bus OR Neuhausen 12 tram.    1. ex-essex (Paul)  2.  Please copy/paste the last list into the reply and add your name As Soon As Possible, at the latest 5 pm Wednesday. 
  20. President Donald J. Trump

      Lawyers?! Perhaps that explains what I'd been wondering about. I was amazed when it said on the news that they were standing in front of their home. How could they afford it, I wondered. It's huge!
  21. Did Jeffrey Epstein kill himself?

    A woman who claims to be a friend of Ghislaine Maxwell has given an interview to Good Morning Britain.     Her Twitter account:   But she's not a great person for Ghislaine Maxwell to have on her side, as she has a criminal record. FBI: Former Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Attempted Extortion How Did This Convicted Stalker From Philly Get White House Press Credentials?
  22. Bolsonaro tests positive -   There are not many people I would wish that on. There are exceptions to every rule...
  23. Hello everyone,   I'm sorry if this topic has already been discussed but I have spent the last month combing through this forum and while I was able to file most of my tax forms myself on ELSTER (thanks a lot to @HelloPanda) i'm very confused on what to do with my foreign income. I have reached out to 10 different tax advisers and they all turn me away saying I don't make enough money and it wouldn't be worth it for me to hire one (they all asked for 1000 EUR for the tax return and 200+ an hour for advice). Yet I have no clue about german taxes and I wanna make sure i'm doing it properly and won't end up getting charged a lot. I was hit hard with this pandemic and can barely afford to keep my roof over my head and food on the table at this point, which is why I can't afford to ask a tax advisor for help. So any tax advice or links to other resources would be greatly appreciated. I'm sorry if this is basic information but after spending a month on google and this forum I really have no clue what direction to go in from here. I hope @HelloPanda will step out of retirement to help me with this 🙏   My situation: Single, American, employee income already taxed Jan'19-april '19, moved to berlin middle of may'19, got freelance visa middle of jun'19, billed german and american clients, rented apartment and left country beginning of nov '19 for the rest of the year, DID NOT get steuernummer till march 2020 as i didn't know this was needed. American income before moving: 10,000 EUR / German freelance income: 7,000 EUR   My questions: 1. Since I did not have a steuernummer during 2019 do I even need to do my taxes? 2. Since I wasn't living in germany for the full 6 months can I file the WA-EST and be limited tax liable and does this mean my world-wide income wouldn't considered for my tax percentage? 3. if I have to use N-AUS to file my foreign income I know my world-wide income would be used for my tax percentage of my german income, but since it's below the first 9000 amount that you don't get taxed on, does this mean I wont pay any taxes? or is it that my world-wide income pushes me above that 9000 so that percentage about 11% would be taxed on the 7,000 i made here?   Thanks for your time and help!!
  24. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

    I wasn‘t thinking of a euphemism when I wrote that. At a time of economic uncertainty, most wage earners and self-employed are worried about their jobs, keeping their clients, feeding their families, keeping a roof over their heads. Nothing new about that or even bound to any particular country or society. There seems to be a shortage of affordable housing in Britain both to buy or rent ( based on what I read ). That‘s when politics needs to find a constructive role through political decisions which can alleviate that.    But WHAT is your point?
  25. House renting situation in Berlin

    If you read my post you will see that I quoted a post which referred to the colour of the people giving advice on here - not to the colour of the people looking for property. 
  26. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

    I can see a case for both personal and collective responsibility. I can have my own principles  ( and I do ) even in a society certain principles I hold are not adhered to. And I do reckon each of us has a moral obligation to stand up to injustice as a member of a society.
  27. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

      What is that "insecurity" that you use there a euphemism for?   Is there a shortage of (affordable) housing in the UK? Yes or no? if "yes" then it is a bit more than just "insecurity".  
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