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Posted 13 Nov 2009
Ha ha ha! Quality. In the air five minutes and the scallies were already kicking-off.
Posted 27 May 2009
For someone who supposedly wanted to die the chap made a fair scrabble to catch hold of something on the way down.
Posted 25 May 2009
And you need to trust the British government as opposed to the German government
Yep, that certainly put me off a bit but a Tagesgeld Konto is the wrong place for that amount of money in any case.
BoS are also a currency issuing bank as are the Clydesdale and RBOS, which is another reason why many believe the UK Government was so keen to shore up HBOS.
..and because Lloyds seem to be doing a nice line in Piracy Brokerage at the moment ;)
Granted, but so can all the others and the capital isn't tied up for any period of time. I saw the .co.uk website too so I assume that's why they offer rates higher than those for the Eurozone.
I happened across a Tagesgeld Konto from Bank of Scotland offering 3.8% (variable). This rate is far better than the ca. 2% most other Tagesgeld Accounts are offering and is not a time-limited offer like most of those boasting e.g. 4%.
I'm inclined to think there's a catch somewhere and my first thoughts were that it was a phishing website trying to cash in on the similarity to the beleagured Royal Bank of Scotland. I was under the impression Bank of Scotland ceased to exist years ago the merger with Halifax (HBOS) and subsequently Lloyds TSB, but it seems it is still an entity in its own right (and registered with the FSA and Amtsgericht).
Anyone else here have an account with BoS in Germany? Or know any reasons to leave it well alone?
Posted 22 May 2009
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Posted 19 May 2009
In person visit at a UK passport office:
Premium (i.e. same day) renewal GBP 114
Fast Track (i.e. one week) renewal GBP 97
At the Consulate in Düssledorf:
€145 + Postage + potentially several weeks to process
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Cheers Spiderpig, spot on as usual. Its a Panasonic (not sure the exact model) and set to RGB. I'll switch to PAL this evening and failing that check the PS voltage outputs (I assume its a switching supply as opposed to trafo & rectifier?). We're receiving the frieview channels via card.
Non-UK residents can still apply for a passport when visiting the UK. They'll no doubt slap on a hefty premium for the fast-track service but it may still work out cheaper(?).
If you do not live in the UK, you may apply in person to renew your passport whilst visiting the UK. In order to do this, you need to make an appointment at a passport office and you must provide an address in the UK to which the passport may be posted. You should call our 24-hour Passport Adviceline 0300 222 0000 (see terms and conditions) to make an appointment at one of our offices. We can offer a Fast Track one week service or a Premium same-day service. Please note the Premium same-day service is not available for first passports, extensions to a passport, or to replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport. More about urgent applications
A couple of months ago we lost reception of channel 4. Have they buggered about with their satellite positions/signal strengths? Also, up until a few weeks ago we used to get excellent reception for Five (and all its derivatives like Five US, etc). Now the picture breaks up every few seconds. Anyone else experiencing this? BBC and ITV are all fine (slight breakup in the evenings only if its really pi55ing down). Perversely, reception for BBC seems to have improved.
On our side nothing has changed (dish position, receiver, LNB, cabling, etc). It is of course possible our LNB is slowly shuffling off its mortal coil, but IMO the changes have happened a bit suddenly for that.
Any info appreciated!
Posted 14 May 2009
Funny you should say that, I was just looking for a leopard's fanny batter powered car.
Posted 24 Apr 2009
People like this need to be drowned in a bucket
Posted 4 Apr 2009
"Spanish-speaking immigrant communities" - the BBC's words, not mine, had you read the link.
I can understand that a non-USer like Beg Tets would find fault with my taking credit for kidnappings, because I am from the US. If I had started the thread defending kidnappings in the US, blaming it on "Spanish-speaking, immigrant communities" (as he put it), I'm sure like-minded folks of Beg Tets would have jumped in to give credit where it's due: The US.
Nope, you assume my level of interest matches your level of paranoia. Quite frankly I couldn't give a fuck. I'd read the BBC article earlier in the day and found your wanting to 'take credit' for abhorrent practices such as murder and kidnapping odd.
Almost all are connected to people-smuggling and drug smuggling rings, confined to the spanish-speaking immigrant communities
So hardly "Americans" excelling at kidnapping is it now?
Posted 29 Nov 2008
True. Life is cheap over there I am really hoping this spineless government is now forced to take some measures to ensure the safety of the people on its soil.
...hopefully involving turning a blind eye to the intelligence services torturing information out of the chaps they managed to collar. The time for fucking about has long passed with regards to this kind of thing.
Posted 27 Oct 2008
You missed the point completely matey. I'm talking about the good people of the U.S whose decision on voting day could be swayed by an utterly cynical ploy to worry them into voting for McCain because they think he's an old warhorse. Open your eyes.
I doubt it'll be even that complicated. It'll come down to the colour of the chap's skin and his middle name being Hussein.
Posted 30 Sep 2008
Me neither. But it does make me think twice before purposely ramming my vehicle into their's.
Posted 26 Sep 2008
A good lederhose .... will last you your whole life if you don't get fat.
Which reminds me, Lokkers picked up your old Lederhosen last night :lol:
Posted 9 Jul 2008
This thread is just more pablum for theophobic bigots.
Yep, but at least we don't try to foist our views on you.
You do realise you're an athiest too, right? We just go one god further.
in Life in Germany
Posted 4 Jul 2008
Originally decreed by Napoleon to provide his armies with shade when retreating marching
Posted 27 Jun 2008
...but eating a chicken's intestines or a duck's arsehole is perfectly fine
Posted 2 May 2008
It can surely only be coincidence that the high price of petrol and diesel has coincided with the oil companies' posting record Q1 profits.
in Life in Munich
Posted 22 Apr 2008
Theres a shop on Karl-Theodoer Strasse called Made in Portugal - you can get Pao de Queijo mix there and probably frozen ones out of the big freezer. They also stock all kinds of other Brazillian stuff like Guarana and Feijoada.