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  1. @jennifer3 I'm not at all active on TT anymore. There are a couple active international boardgame groups on Meetup.com, though, with 2 or 3 boardgame events every week. I often go to the Sunday one. Also today there is a small boardgame convention at LMU, called UniCon, from 12-18uhr. I'll probably go there with a friend if you'd like to come with.

     

    UniCon in LMU Mensa

    Leopoldstr 13a (near Giselastr Ubahn)

    Today 12-18uhr

     

    I think entry is 2eur for non-students.

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  2. On 6/27/2018, 11:39:32, SerratedEdge said:

     

    Unfortunately, the housing market in Munich is so completely ridiculous/ competitive right now that it's necessary to give personal information very quickly/ via email in many cases.

     

    When I tried to push back/ delay giving information, they would not give me appointments to see the apartments. 

     

    I have a dog (who is well-behaved, quiet, and lazy), so I'm literally begging for a place to live here. I had no idea it was this bad until I moved. 

     

    I feel you. I get info disclosure forms that ask not only for authorization to check SCHUFA, but also for bank info and authorization to check directly with the bank if you have enough for the deposit and rent. Of course it's all voluntary. But if you don't fill it out and sign it, you don't get the apartment. Of course, if you do fill it out, you still don't get the apartment. Pretty soon they'll be asking for online banking credentials and bank card pins. Utterly exhausted and faced with imminent homelessness, I'm putting everything in storage and am going to check out one of the three camping sites inside the 99. At least I don't have a dog to worry about. Good luck and may the force be with you.

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  3. I've stopped by HEI a number of times and would like to use the workshop, but I wanted to take one of their woodworking courses to learn to use the equipment first. Problem is that every time I wanted to sign up, the courses were full. Then I remember I'm in Germany and that people are probably signing up 2 years in advance. :P

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  4. 15 hours ago, Sir Percy B said:

    The American motorhome driver who bought a new motor home, set it on cruise control and went to the back to make a coffee, and yes this was true but ironically, only in America, the owner sued the manufacturer as it did not state in the handbook he was not allowed to do this.

     

    Oh. My. God. Did you even read the article you link to? Excerpting from the article,

     

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    Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the owner’s manual that he couldn’t actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new motor home,” and the company rewrote the manual “in case there were any other complete morons buying their recreational vehicles.”

     

    Feeling outraged? Unsure if you are more angry at the “driver,” his lawyer, the jury, the judge or the entire legal system? Feeling sorry for the mistreated Winnebago company and ready to demand “tort reform?”

     

    If so, you’ve been had, just like that consumer advocate and millions of people who fall for that story and others like it.

     

    No such Winnebago lawsuit ever happened. It’s an urban legend. Yet that and many similarly outrageous and entertaining but fictional accounts of civil courts gone mad often appear together, in e-mail chain letters and such, presented as truth.

     

    Those hyping the destructive myth that we are plagued by off-the-wall lawsuits have to love it that people are so gullible.

     

     

     

    The entire point of the article is precisely to warn that you should not be fooled by stories of outrageous frivolous lawsuits, as the stories tend to leave out important details or are outright fabricated. Sorry, Sir, but the irony here is simply too funny :D (Except that in U.S. politics, these sorts of stories are used to whip up popular support for "tort reform," a policy typically championed by Republican lawmakers and businesses, which aims to limit the ability of genuine victims of negligence to seek redress through the courts. And that isn't so funny)

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  5. 1. Jennifer (will bring Dominion and the MAD Game)
    2. Metall (I am thinking of buying Cards Against Humanity or Exploding Kittens on my upcoming US trip :D )
    3. sirejk (will bring a pick from my collection)
    4. Alina (Im just moving back to Munich... I can bring Coup)
    5. Bianca 
    6. Starrla (new to Munich!)
    7. Zmai +1 (will bring a mix of quick-and-easy, and a bit more complex games)
    9. quasi (got some new ones to play ^^)
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  6. Here are some possibilities:

     

    He likes you and is actually busy/tired.

    He likes you but is having some psychological issue and is avoiding social engagement.

    He likes you but got a new PlayStation game that he is addicted to at the moment.

    He likes you but is self conscious about a huge zit on his nose.

    He isn't that into you, plus any combination of the previously stated extenuating circumstances.

     

    Unfortunately for you, there is really no way of knowing which is the case without being patient. Thursday to Tuesday is not really a lot of time when you are overworked.

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  7. Quote

    Like playing board games?  Interested in meeting new people?  We are a group of English-speaking people getting together to play board games (and games with specialized card decks).  Bring your favorite games to share.

     

    The next meetup is Sunday, 18 June, at Mil's Sportrestaurant at Hans-Denzinger-Str. 2 near the Milbertshofen U-Bahn station.  The start time is 14:00, or if you can't come then, our latecomers' time is 15:30.

     

    Please sign up by copying the list below over, adding your name to it.

     

    All welcome.  Let's have some fun!

     

    count me in!

     

    1. Jennifer (will bring the MAD Game)

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  8. Krieg I did not even consider icy roads. Scary. I guess the law would still hold the driver at fault?

     

    It's funny now with so many people burying their heads in their phones. They'll be in a group waiting for the pedestrian light and when they sense the other people starting to cross, they cross as well without ever looking up.

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  9. I would not be surprised if the vast majority of auto-pedestrian accidents at intersections (not including right turn accidents) occur when the crosswalk light turned green, the pedestrian mindlessly marched out into the street, and the car driver was looking down at their phone or otherwise distracted and plowed into the pedestrian. Someone crossing on a red almost certainly checked that there were no cars approaching before crossing. If we could gather statistics, I bet they would tell us it is actually safer to cross on red.

     

    I often cross on red. Not always. And I do hesitate if there is a kid. But if I were called out on it, I would shoot back that the example that I'm setting is: trust your eyes, not the light - you'll live longer.

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  10. The next meetup is Sunday, 11 December, at Mil's Sportrestaurant at Hans-Denzinger-Str. 2 near the Milbertshofen U-Bahn station.  The start time is 14:00, or if you can't come then, our latecomers' time is 15:30.

     

    Please sign up by copying the list below over, adding your name to it.

     

    All welcome.  Let's have some fun!

     

    1. Jennifer (will bring Dominion and the MAD Game)

    2. Dave (can bring 7 Wonders & Codenames...or various other possibilities ;-))

    3. quasi +2 (Red Dragon Inn, Nightmare Forest, Skulls...)

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  11. Boardgames tomorrow starting at 2pm, folks! Don't forget to add your name.

     

     

    It's not you, Jen. It's Toytown. This thread is pretty much the only thing I come here for anymore. I miss having a quick-glance events calendar right on the main Munich page. That's how I used to discover new events. Maybe that's how other people discovered new events, too.

    Also I think tags can only be added to new topics. I couldn't find a way to add them here.

    Maybe I can cross-advertise on facebook. The Munich Christmas Party fb group has 122 members.

     

     

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  12. The next meetup is Sunday, 11 December, at Mil's Sportrestaurant at Hans-Denzinger-Str. 2 near the Milbertshofen U-Bahn station.  The start time is 14:00, or if you can't come then, our latecomers' time is 15:30.

     

    Please sign up by copying the list below over, adding your name to it.

     

    All welcome.  Let's have some fun!

     

    1. Jennifer (will bring Dominion and the MAD Game)

    2. Dave (can bring 7 Wonders & Codenames...or various other possibilities ;-))

    3. quasi (Red Dragon Inn, Nightmare Forest, Skulls...)

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  13. President Trump could happen, people. Prepare yourselves

     

    A couple weeks ago:

    Polls had Trump badly losing head to head with either Clinton or Sanders. You had establishment Republicans and Neocons all swearing they would never support Trump. Democrats were smugly expecting an easy general (election) as every expert was in agreement that the Republican party was falling apart. Scuttlebutt was that Clinton had a short list of conservative Democrats for her VP pick, with the aim of picking up independents and sensible Trump-fearing Republicans in swing states.

     

    But look what's happened since:

    Trump became the presumptive nominee and all the republicans except for Bill Kristol and Romney have gotten behind him. Why? Because all the stupid experts forgot the only thing that matters: all those "Never Trump" patriotic red-blooded evangelical Christian conservatives would sooner convert to Islam than allow Hillary in the White House. There is NOTHING in the known universe that compares to their hatred of her.

     

    Now an NBC poll has put him within 3 points of Clinton, and a Fox poll has him ahead.

     

    Meanwhile in Democrat World:

    All hell broke loose at the Nevada Democratic Convention. Some Sanders supporters stepped over the line. All over the news media and social media, the DNC, prominent Democrats, and Clinton supporters are calling Sanders supporters whiners, crybabies, thugs, and misogynists and blaming Sanders for their behavior. That's on top of the dismissive attitude Clinton and DNC surrogates have shown Sanders supporters all along: they are young and stupid, naive, unrealistic, not loyal, just want free stuff, hurting the party, helping Trump...

    The media focus is now on Bad Bernie, and not on the issues debate which has propelled Sanders this far. It's Christmas morning for the Clinton campaign.

     

    Result:

    Republicans have united behind Trump while Clinton seems intent on alienating (pissing off, actually) 4 in 10 Democrats. The election turned completely on its head in just a week and President Trump just might step out of your nightmares and into your daily news broadcasts.

     

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  14. Reds for any criticism of Germany. Greenies for any criticism of the US :lol:

     

    1. I thought if you show up at the doctor and are actually ill at that moment, they have to see you. You may have to wait, but they have to see you. I might have heard wrong, though.

     

    2. When I had possibly my worst fever in 2 decades and was not in full control of my motor functions, I managed to stumble my way to a nearby hospital. ER nurse said that because I could stand on my own, I wasn't a priority for them. That was reasonable. She suggested I go to my GP or wait a few hours. Irrelevant, but later at the GP, as a nurse was leading me to the exam room, I lost by balance and caught myself on the wall. Nurse said in a completely serious tone and with an annoyed look, "don't fall on me." Nice lady.

     

    3 My doctors in the US always took as much time with me as I needed and patiently answered all my questions. It's here in Germany where I feel rushed by them. Maybe I need to find better docs here, and maybe people here complaining about docs in the US had crap docs in the US.

     

    4. For everyone, and please really take a couple minutes to consider this. Just because you live in a progressive society and have not personally encountered racism does not mean that other people do not experience it. You really cannot conceive of what other people go through in their daily lives unless you walk in their shoes or take the time to listen to them with a receptive attitude. It can be genuinely hard to recognize racism when you are in the majority (it's not always as obvious as white cops beating unarmed black men). Failure to recognize does not make you a bad person. We all fail there. It's just something we should each learn to be more conscious of. Do people cry wolf for attention and political motive? Sure. But you can't use those nitwits to condemn people who may have valid complaints as paranoid when you don't know the facts of the case.

     

    Seriously, the OP had 2 paragraphs about trying to see a doctor and one sentence at the end about racism, which he himself admits was only his impression. And what are so many of the responses about? Jeebus lol.

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  15. Strong supporter of TTIP, a champion for corporate interests and big banks, continued US intervention in the Mid East, tough stance on Russia, drones, drones, and more drones. Clinton is what most Europeans say they don't want in a US president.

     

    Strongly opposed to TTIP, critical of moneyed interests, isolationist, says US should not get involved in European or Mid East affairs, doesn't want to send US soldiers everywhere to fight other people's wars. Trump sounds exactly like what most Europeans say they want in a US president.

     

    So can someone tell me why all the non-USians I talk to in Germany say they hate Trump and like Clinton? I can only assume it's because of the local media's portrayal of the 2 and that the people are low-information opinion holders. I'll most likely grudgingly vote for Clinton, but only to avoid Republican supreme court appointments. And I'll hope she gets challenged from the left in 4 years.

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