skinnypuppy

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  1. 11 hours ago, Dembo said:

    Indeed, there must be lots of contracts and the like that talk of verbal vs written notice/warnings/consent or whatever that would commonly be understood as verbal = oral and written = a letter. It seems at best outdated and would only lead to confusion.

     

    It is interesting though.

     

     

    I'm becoming outdated and am often led into confusion...:blink:

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  2. 2 hours ago, Tap said:

     

    I've just done a little research on this and "verbally" does indeed mean written or spoken.  A verbal warning, verbal abuse, etc., can be written or spoken.  However, "oral" can only be spoken.  The word "verbal" is often used as a synonym for "oral", which is why, I believe, some of us think of it as meaning the spoken word.

     

    Thank you starkebogen for pointing this out, it's new to me.

    Not that I doubt you, but I'd love to see your source. I've always understood there is a distinction between, for example, a verbal and a written agreement. Cambridge dictionary defines " verbal" as "spoken rather than written". Of course, now the Oxonians will jump all over me...

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  3. 1 hour ago, Boggsdollocks said:

    Casual observational rambling: the amount and level of complexity of laws in a society is inversely proportional to the level of common sense of that society. 

    Isn't that why we have an abundance of overly complex laws, to relieve us of the burden of thinking for ourselves? Common sense...isn't.

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  4. 17 minutes ago, keith2011 said:

     

    It is hilarious that you have so much faith in the medical profession in league with big pharma when they define what your vitamin D level should be yet you refuse to be vaccinated, seems like double think.:rolleyes:

    17 minutes ago, keith2011 said:

     

    It is hilarious that you have so much faith in the medical profession in league with big pharma when they define what your vitamin D level should be yet you refuse to be vaccinated, seems like double think.:rolleyes:

    On 3/11/2022, 10:20:02, theGman said:

    I'd say half-think...

     

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  5. On 3/17/2022, 10:23:14, Anna66 said:

     

    I normally prefer more expensive wine like Margaux, but I discovered this wine. It is called camembert. It is reasonably priced and tastes amazing. They used to sell it at Rewe, but sadly it is no longer available. However, the entrecote wine is also amazing, that is still available at supermarkets :)

     

    Here is a link to the one I ordered.

     

    https://www.amazon.de/Camembert-700338-Syrah-Demi-Sec-0-75/dp/B08GTFVS3H?th=1

     

     

    On your recommendation I, too, ordered a case of Camembert and was pleasantly surprised. Juicy and full, but not sweet. My only complaint is that the wine seems very volatile. When I open a bottle, half of it evaporates before I can pour a second glass. My wife agrees, smilingly and unsteadily.

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  6. 3 hours ago, fraufruit said:

     

    Did your insurance company tell you this? Did you sign and insurance contract without understanding it? 

     

    Doesn't look good.

    "I do not speak German and would like to know if there any Home insurance companies in Germany that provide automatic translations into English."

    I suspect the OP did not understand or would not be posting here and asking for advice.

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  7. 20 hours ago, Fietsrad said:

    The 'Schwarzbau* in Gruenheide' is a gigantic factory to make €lectric vehicles where 10 000 people will be employed, there may be many more people working at suppliers so demand for dwellings is expected to increase, prices go up, more €conomic activity altogether.

     

    Just looked at the map, the Schwarzbau is very near Strausberg but on a different train line. I imagine vast areas of woodland shall be destroyed to get more building land for homes, warehouses, gas stations, freeways nearby.

     

    * it was built without proper permission.

     

    May I ask, why you do not want to live near work? I am retired, moved far away from where I used to work😉

     

    I think living near work outweighs any disadvantages. Had one job where the walk to work took three minutes.

    Strausberg is in fact 16 km from the Tesla grounds and has a direct S-Bahn connection to Berlin. Prices are indeed rising in all the outlying areas of Berlin, but probably still lower than Leipzig or Munich. It may look isolated on the map, but is definitely not a village. A former client of mine lives in nearby Fredersdorf, which is also no longer a village, growing rapidly with young families. Best to just visit the area and form your own impressions.

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  8. 24 minutes ago, theGman said:

    Anyone know why cases are rising again in Germany right now? Cases are rising again in the UK too, but that's understandable as they removed all restrictions two weeks ago...but what's changed in Germany?

    School holidays a couple of weeks ago. Happens every time.

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  9. 1 hour ago, Fietsrad said:

    Canada seems very like Trump-Land for employment conditions, although many Canadians claim to be 'un-american'.

     

    And the weather!

     

    I shall be staying in Germany😃

    A rather blanket statement, I'd say. Canada can be very good for employment, depending on the sector. And southwest BC has similar weather to Brandenburg, mild and wet. It's also much less conservative than most of Canada, and by extension most of the US. The only real downside is the high cost of living.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Dai said:

    Oh and if you want a German brand - try €1000 for a set of brakes!

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    7 hours ago, Krieg said:

    You and your nonsense.  We are talking here about the extreme situation, MTB Downhill.  Hydraulic brakes are far superior.  Go back to your 200€ bike and be happy and stop being jealous of nice things.

    For that much money, I want a post-ride massage too!

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  11. 4 hours ago, Krieg said:

    You and your nonsense.  We are talking here about the extreme situation, MTB Downhill.  Hydraulic brakes are far superior.  Go back to your 200€ bike and be happy and stop being jealous of nice things.

    Having done my share of serious mountain biking and downhilling in western Canada, where crashing is part of the game, I would never use hydraulic brakes (BTW, not "breaks") in such conditions. It doesn't take a serious spill to rupture a hydraulic line and then, guess what, you have no Plan B for stopping. I have a mechanical (i.e. cable-activated) disc brake on my cross bike which works very nicely and is far less likely to fail after a crash.

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