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  1. ringing doorbells

    I kind of warms the heart to know that stuff I used to do in the twilight with friends 50 years ago still goes on
  2. Only in America...

      At work, rest or play, Mars Bar helps make your day.     If you're a Canadian of a certain age, you'll be able to say without help from Google who pushed them for years.
  3. Only in America...

      C'mon, then it wouldn't be TT
  4. Grundrente

      You're allowed to keep your opinion, though
  5. It's the default setting in the software, probably.  Constantly changing it in text messages.  
  6. Grundrente

      A short read on the case example page of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung site would appear to contradict that:     Christoph Temmel worked for 35 years as an electrical engineer in a small company in Bremen. He was able to accumulate an average of 1.0 earning points per year - which currently corresponds to a salary of around 40,551 euros per year. In return, he receives an old-age pension of around 1,197 euros per month from the pension insurance fund. However, the electrical engineer will not receive a basic pension supplement: People who, like Temmel, have been able to accumulate an annual average of 0.8 earning points or more are not entitled to the basic pension.   thank-you,    
  7. What made you laugh today?

    I wanted to do something good for the environment so I signed up for OnlyFans thinking I don't really need an air conditioner.
  8. Why are you unhappy today?

      Flea-bitten Hamburgers have to make do with picnics for the time being, but step over the border into Schleswig-thingy and you'll be able to enjoy your sit-down meal on the terrace. Don't mind the biting cold.
  9. I thought stonks only go up I read that on wallstreetbets
  10. Marmite vs. Vegemite

      That's because they are probably of similar taste and smell
  11. Coronavirus

      Stormy Daniels sure as hell did
  12. Jokes

    How do you make God laugh?   Tell him your plans.
  13. The new R-AUS for the EStErklärung

    Thanks Panda, that's very helpful!
  14. The new R-AUS for the EStErklärung

    I'm going to have to deal with this sometime down the road.  The pension(s) I will get from Ausland will be taxed an automatic 15% at the source.  So do I declare the gross amount or net?
  15. Coronavirus

      Tomorrow I'm seeing the doctor who arranged our AZ first vaccinations last week.  I doubt this is what she's going to tell me. 
  16. Politics Gen XYZ

    Traoré, a drug dealer, smoked pot every day for 13 years and had up to 15 joints a day, Israel Hayom reported.   I'm amazed he could pull himself up off the floor.    
  17.   I'm not at high risk, but have been seeing a specialist for follow-up on a certain condition, which requires regular RMIs, blood tests, etc.  I had never discussed vaccinations or appointments with this specialist, but late one evening this week she just phones me up out of the blue, and my wife answers. Long story short, she informs me I can get an appointment the next day and my wife - who is not their patient - gets invited to come along and get one too.   What's probably happening is that hesitancy to take the AstraZeneca is freeing up a lot for the rest of us who realise that the benefits outweigh the risk by a huge amount and just want to get vaccinated.     So if you have been putting off calling your doctor, do it now - you never know.
  18. Pleeeeeze help me forum people for I am looking for one of those German Schmeißzusammenwörter to describe the feeling I get when I post troll bait on multiple threads but nobody responds. I've thought of Realitätsverweigerungspostensfrust.  Will that do?  Anyone? Pllllleeeeeeeze help me
  19. Just got the AZ vaccine, second one set up for early July.  Didn't even have to set up an appointment, a specialist I've been seeing just called me up - at nearly 10pm -  and asked it I wanted to get it tomorrow afternoon.  Sure, absolutely!   It's been about 18 hours and so far am feeling no ill effects. If anything it's helped my mood because I finally feel I've been able to do something to help in the fight against this menace.
  20. Bernie Madoff, who swindled thousands out of millions, has died in prison
  21.   Perhaps in reference to Michael Rockefeller, who in Papua New Guinea in 1961 did manage to get eaten, so they say.
  22.   Having lived in Hong Kong, can confirm
  23.   It would have been sent automatically if a British national, living in the UK and getting state pension benefits.  I bet his benefits were pretty OK!   Colonials like me would have to apply a few weeks in advance - and hold out til 100.    
  24. Jeez, only another couple of months and he'd have been 100 years old.   Then he'd have received a card from the Queen.