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About fraufruit

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  • Location Schwabing, Munich
  • Nationality American
  • Hometown Aiken SC
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  • Interests Sailing, reading, tai chi...

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  1. President Trump reacted with surprise when asked Wednesday about reports that his administration was making a global push to decriminalize homosexuality. In an Oval Office exchange with reporters, Trump was asked about the plan, which was first reported by NBC News on Tuesday. “Mr. President, on your push to decriminalize homosexuality, are you going to do that? And why?” “Say it?” Trump responded. “Your push to decriminalize homosexuality around the world,” the reporter clarified. “I don’t know which report you’re talking about,” Trump said. “We have many reports.” In an interview with NBC News, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-ranking gay official in the Trump administration, said the U.S. would begin pressuring 71 countries where homosexuality remains a crime to overturn their laws. The effort comes after Iran executed a man this summer over his sexual orientation. “It’s unbelievable ... that in today’s world a 32-year-old man in Iran can be hanged simply for being gay,” Grenell said. Asked whether Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump himself supported the aim of global decriminalization of homosexuality, Grenell offered only a mild reassurance. “I am happy to talk to them. I know that decriminalizing homosexuality is something that people absolutely agree is a policy that we have to move forward on.” In a tweet posted Tuesday, the president’s eldest son championed the policy.         Trump’s overall record on LGBT rights is far from stellar. The president reinstated a ban on transgender soldiers from serving in the U.S. armed forces and he has scaled back or rescinded protections for transgender workers. The administration has also argued in court on behalf of a bakery asserting its First Amendment rights to discriminate against gay couples.
  2.   Which is easily preventable with a jab. Allergies, not so much.
  3. Complete FAIL

      Unfortunately, they are right.
  4. What's got you flummoxed today?

    He's the original Rush Limbaugh et al.
  5. Landlord entering apartment without permission

      Completely lost me there.
  6. What made you laugh today?

    Oops! Sorry. I am flattered that you are keeping up with my travels.
  7. Brexit: The fallout

    Yes, of course. Even so, there is another thread for the citizenship issues. Perhaps they can be merged.    
  8. What made you laugh today?

    Alcudia and I realized after posting that the restaurant is called Home of The Ribs.
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    I believe there is another thread for these posts.    Thanks. I peruse this thread for learning the latest on Brexit.
  10. What made you laugh today?

    All settled in our apartment in Mallorca. Himself went out for essentials this morning while I was still sleeping. He also bought some ribs to cook. Just across the street is House of Ribs - a huge restaurant.
  11. Why are you happy today?

      I wouldn't be either. 
  12. Complete FAIL

    Lest we forget Katy Perry's blackface shoes.   What are people thinking in this day and age?
  13. One can look at it as purely an asset or as a very nice place to live while paying rent to oneself. Sometimes home investments are just that. You really do get something for your money.   We have no idea what other investments the poster has or is working on.   Sure, it's ballsy but still....
  14. Community of heirs vs. general power of attorney

      This would be a smart thing to do if the others are willing. A verbal agreement won't count. Your lawyer can write it up to only cover things to do with your father's estate. I did this with my sister when my father died so she could sign everything having to do with the estate for me. Great convenience.   There is also a think where you can refuse the inheritance if there is only debt so that you won't have to pay it. Metall knows a lot about that.   You say that you guys are the heirs so their must be a will. A lot of things to check in there such as does this person have the right to stay in the property, etc.