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  1. What made you smile today?

    The secret to shiny hair? Salmon, herring, sardines, rabbit, hare, lamb, duck, pheasant, venison, fruit, vegetables…   Who dines like this?   Loulou    
  2. Climate change discussion

    Oops, I didn't think of using the board's search function, as I tend to always assume Google is better. 
  3. Climate change discussion

      Well, you're entitled to your view, but you're misinterpreting my motives. I explain in the edited post how I found that thread. ("That thread was the top result that popped up when Googling "Jeremy" on site:toytowngermany.com, which is the only way I'm aware of trying to find a poster's old posts"). I did not go searching for one specifically started by anyone still visiting this board, or consider that they might not appreciate it if their name popped up. So I apologise for offending you.
  4. Climate change discussion

      I honestly wasn't trying to cause trouble posting that, Lavender Rain. That thread was the top result that popped up when Googling "Jeremy" on site:toytowngermany.com, which is the only way I'm aware of trying to find a poster's old posts. I just think it's sad how things have changed on the forum, both with regard to J's postings (one if which I reported myself not too long ago), and how he's received. I had taken a few years break from the forum and only returned relatively recently, so haven't been keeping track of what's been going on. 
  5. Climate change discussion

    How times have changed. Sad.    Happy Birthday, Jeremy - 26 Jan 2012
  6. Fire in my apartment building

    Sorry to hear this, Wulfrun. Hope you and yours are OK.
  7. Daniel Küblböck missing presumed dead

    It's now just over a year since Daniel Küblböck jumped to his death from a cruise liner off Newfoundland. His father was one of the guests on the latest episode of SWR's Nachtcafe, which was a discussion about mental illness (video, father's interview starts at around 1:06:40). He said that in the weeks prior to Daniel's death, his behaviour had become erratic, with signs of psychosis. He had, for instance, adopted a female persona, even talking to his father on the phone "in character". He had also created a disturbance in his holiday apartment in Majorca, the neighbours had called the police and he'd been hospitalised. The doctors had diagnosed schizophrenia but because he wasn't a Spanish citizen he hadn't been detained for further treatment (I wasn't very clear on the reasons; nothing to do with discrimination, as far as I gathered). Anyway he hadn't received treatment in Germany either. His father had not wanted him to go on the cruise to Canada, but hadn't been able to stop him and the outcome we know. A very sad situation.   The issue of the stigma of mental illness also came up. One of the other guests was a young woman with Tourette's, who had had her nose broken by being punched in the face by a female passer-by because of one of her ticks: whistling. I also seem to remember reading around the time of Daniel Küblböck's death that he'd been bullied by fellow students while taking an acting course in Germany. I wondered if some people haven't really moved on from the days of Bedlam and still take delight in abusing the afflicted. They know something's "off" but because the person doesn't wear a label of mental illness, hasn't outed themselves, or perhaps hasn't been diagnosed, and therefore gained a degree of protection through political correctness or even genuine sympathy, some consider them fair game.    
  8. Problem with Romani beggars

      Reviving this thread to post this story, from today's BBC news, on enslavement by Roma in the UK: Human trafficking gang guilty of selling women in Glasgow A similar story was in the news not too long ago: On the trail of a ruthless slavery gang How I became a victim of a modern slavery gang
  9. Brexit: The fallout

      It wasn't an election. It was an advisory referendum. And yes the protesters are trying to reverse Brexit, in the same way as you'd want to stop someone from jumping off a bridge even if they have freely chosen and exercised their democratic right to climb onto the railing. Brexit voters may not think that their vote will harm them and everyone else in the UK, but that's what anti-Brexiters believe.
  10. It seems to me that DIY noise from Monday to Saturday for months on end would be trying for a lot of people, perhaps even more so for someone with dementia, as they can apparently be particularly sensitive to noise and may react in different ways, including with anger.   "Smell is not the only sense that is affected by the disease. Alzheimer’s sufferers are often sensitive to noise. ... Reactions include anger, uncertainty, confusion, yelling, pacing, and other repetitive behaviors." This page about neighbourhood noise from the Baden-Württemberg environment office says that most technical equipment can be used from Monday to Saturday only from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and particularly noisy gardening equipment only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday:   "Für die Ruhe im Freien sorgt auch die Geräte- und Maschinenlärmschutzverordnung (32. BImSchV), nach der die meisten technischen Helfer in Wohngebieten von Montag bis Samstag nur in der Zeit von 7 Uhr bis 20 Uhr laufen dürfen. Vom Bohrgerät über den Rasenmäher und die Heckenschere bis hin zum Schredder fallen zahlreiche Geräte unter diese Verordnung. Noch mehr Ruhezeiten haben besonders laute Gartenhelfer: Freischneider, Grastrimmer und Graskantenschneider, Laubbläser und Laubsammler dürfen nur an Werktagen zwischen 9 Uhr bis 13 Uhr und von 15 Uhr bis 17 Uhr arbeiten."   Even if the equipment you're using doesn't fall into the category of particularly noisy gardening equipment, perhaps you could treat it as such and consider cutting down even further the time you spend making DIY noise to give your neighbours more peace.
  11. If Melania Trump had a perfume, what

    Deet extra strong
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    Excellent post, Keefy.
  13. Seems to be a horrible combination of very old hatred and modern "look at me" culture. Would he even have done this if he'd been unable to livestream it? Wonder if his need for attention led him to share his plans with kindred spirits online.
  14. Brexit: The fallout

      He's apparently a legend in his own living room.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Condell ("Patrick Condell (born 23 November 1949) is a British writer, polemicist, and former stand-up comedian.") http://www.patcondell.net/about-me/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOkEnBl5TO4SCLfSlosjgg