zwiebelfisch

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About zwiebelfisch

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  • Location Wilmersdorf, Berlin
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Kingston upon Thames
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1976
  • Interests Good coffee
    Wine
    German Language
  1. Riester-Rente for American Expats

    There are loads of financial advisors floating about here who would be delighted to discuss options with you, but outside of them I would strongly suggest not taking advice from random TT types (such as myself) as we are likely to give you wrong info and end up losing you loads of money.  Just like health insurance advice, for gods sake talk to  someone who actually knows   @johng maybe you are interested in this?
  2. Brexit: The fallout

      Do you reckon some beamter misread it as austria and thought it is part of europe?
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    Im hoping they throw us out of Eurovision.  Unlikely I know, but one can dream.
  4. After 2017 election: The center holds

    I dont tihnk they have much choice, their chief whatever his name is Schultz has repeatedly said he doesnt want to be part of the government this time so they more or less have to sit back and ask for a rerun.
  5. Teacher Training

      I tihnk its just hyperbole.  Most people here seem to be of the opinion that germany is a lovely place spoilt only by the language.
  6. After 2017 election: The center holds

      Maybe in germany, but in the circles I move in it tends to be the centre right that like it.  Possibly because they like the idea of getting money for nothing just like the poor do (not my thoughts, just trying to express how they might feel).  The crazy far left "vegan hipsters" are too busy smashing the system and slactivist hashtagging to acually express such opinions.
  7. Ruthenium 106

      Its chemtrails.
  8. Supermarket Price Fixing Cartel

      No you cant, see it wasnt actually available.  Its a disinformation programme by the Imker-verbund which as we all know is part of the reptilian illuminati.  George Bush was an Imker, but you never hear that on the Lamestream media.  So is Goerge Sorros.
  9. Supermarket Price Fixing Cartel

    The price listed is for fenchel honey.  It is probably horrible, no wonder its so cheap.
  10. Supermarket Price Fixing Cartel

      mate, if you think this is a disgusting personal attack you need to spend more time online.  Im a pussy cat.
  11. Supermarket Price Fixing Cartel

      I obviously cant speak for your parents, but society in general was certainly interested in cartels and monopolistic behaviouer in general.   The largest cartel cases I am aware of are the IBM anti trust thing that was sometime in the 80s and the telecomms breakup (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._AT%26T_Co.) in 1982 but Im sure there are many many more.    I dont think our parents worried too much about supermarket monopolistic behaviour as they were mostly more concerned about the low prices destroying the traditional highstreet and ending family businesses.  That said, they went concerned enough to actually use the traditional shops.  As far as I am aware monopolistic concerns only surfaced relatively recently in the supermarket world, mostly focuessed around walmart.
  12. Supermarket Price Fixing Cartel

      The guy is deluded, that much is clear. Why he is on a quest to save germans from the lowest prices in europe is less so.
  13. After 2017 election: The center holds

      Noone will go into coalition with AfD.
  14. how often should radiators be bled of air?

    In theory it ought to be rare.  Once per year or so. 
  15. After 2017 election: The center holds

      This is only partially true.  Radicals generally see the central majority as being extremists on the other side.  Its typical "us or them" thinking.  And they very much do see the opposing extreme as an enemy.     Far left and far right do indeed both hate the center however they dont unite in any meaningful way as they have an opposite opinion of the center.