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About Chelski

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  • Location Baden-Württemberg
  • Nationality Chelskian
  • Hometown Stamford Bridge
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  1. Ok, I'll bite but only deal with the opening paragragh.     I live in a semi-rural town (pop. 50k) where all the cops speak English. You live in the capital of Germany.   I think we need to ask @fraufruit to turn her bullshit detector on.
  2. Do Alexa devices affect cats and dogs?

      Possibly.   Elsewhere, there's a proven solution (found in your kitchen draw) for pet-owners and pets, who wish to adopt safety measures to combat ultrasonic interference attempts from govermental, and/or private sector actors.      
  3.   Eyes better @john g.?   Ambulance chaser instincts now turned back up to volume 11?
  4. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

      Does not compute. Sadly.
  5. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

      It's The Quickening.   I predicted this would happen due to the absence of mods.   I would suggest everyone delete their profile and log-off as a matter of urgency.   Flush, or eat, your smartphone.   Unplug all cables related to your Internet and seek sanctuary in a cellar, or under a large, resting giant turtle.   THIS. IS. NOT. A. DRILL.   Good luck all!   Hopefully see you on the otherside...    
  6. The War in Ukraine

    Unfortunately, today, many people all over the world, have no option other than to live in a polarised society, created by their politicians (elected, or otherwise). Right v Left, Dictator v Jailed opposition etc. You're either with us, or against us.   There's no middle ground. There's no room for alternative thought. And that's a great shame.   This permeates down from mainstream media, social media and the whackos.     Touching on some of the discussion above re Nazis/Alt-right, I'm reminded of an interview Andrew Eldritch (The Sisters of Mercy) gave in 1993. He's a staunch socialist, but still had his wits about him when he said:     I'm pretty sure there's a metaphor in there.
  7. Have all admins abandoned Toytown?

    Some valid points. From my 25 year experience elsewhere.     It's actually flagged up in our rules page. If a mod is talking to a member in their official capacity, they will know. The colour red is involved.   I didn't respond to the "who moderates the moderators" comment, as the forum I'm on, is pretty much self-moderating by the long term members.   *Admin/Mod team: A list of Admin/Mods openly published on the forum that members can contact with any issues, questions or concerns.
  8.   Maybe, as it was a 'spy' balloon, they didn't actually know when it entered US air space.   Personally, they should have shot in down over Wyoming. Even with an eight mile debris trail, the chances of actually hitting anyone on the ground was extremely remote.        
  9. Siezen or Duzen?

    I genuinely think people are getting their knickers in a twist over nothing.   I've lived in this God forsaken country for over 16 years, and if one of the natives dares to attempt communication with me in their guttural tones, I simply respond, and enunciate loudly and clearly;   "I'm awfully sorry. I'm English. Do. You. Speak. English!"   At which stage, they run away like a frightened squirrel when confronted with a 12 gauge buckshot, or modify their linguistic approach to more civilised tones.   Can't be doing with all this "Sie" and "Du" nonsense.   Certainly not the British way under my watch.
  10. Registration of new members - waiting time?

    @Metall and @pappnase   I find it incredible that TT does not list its admin/mod team.   Who do people reach out to if they have a problem on TT?   On the rock band forum I moderate on, just the act of signing up generates an automatic welcome message in the new member's PM box.   It also lists the admin/mod team to reach out to if they experience a problem.   To us (rock band forum) it's just common courtesy, support, and safeguarding our members.
  11. What made you smile today?

      Well, that aged well...   Television frontman Tom Verlaine dies at 73   Totally gutted. Marquee Moon is still one of my top 5 albums of all times.     One of the greatest guitar solos of all time starts at 4:27 and builds, and builds, and builds. The whole song is worth a listen, as indeed, is the whole album.   @mods: I have no idea how to quote from one thread to another, otherwise I would have done so. Feel free to move/delete as you see fit.    
  12. Only in America

    It's disturbing viewing.   Full video: Multiple camera angles capture fatal Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols.   (I think you all qualify for the above)   Without opening a can of worms, I find it difficult to understand why anyone would not comply with a routine traffic stop if they had nothing to hide? Simply hand over your documents, get checked out, and drive home. Alive.   Why then resist arrest against five Police officers, run away, and escalate the situation? Death.   Again, I'm not condoning the brutality of the MPD, but I am perplexed by the initial reaction of Tyre Nichols to a routine traffic stop. 
  13. Fighting a tow company's claim

    @jeba and @christine.j   That all makes sense now. Thanks for the clarfication.
  14. Fighting a tow company's claim

    Jesus.   The car was not towed, so no towing fee applies. Who called who is irrelevant.   Who pays for something that never happened?   Do we now have theoretical fines in Germany? Based on Marx and Engels?   The Mods on another (poor) windup.   *I'm prepared to be corrected*
  15. Giving Birth Outside Germany

      Pizza is good. In all Worlds.   I'd guess he'd bought a selection of Salami, and veggie?   But forgot the stuck-in-my-ways extra special Toytown Arrogance sauce on both.   Poor guy.