French bean

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  • Location Germany
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  1. Brexit: The fallout

    I doubt he'll feel any pressure because he's the sort of twat that lives in his own bubble and doesn't care about anyone else.
  2. I ask the people i work with to correct my German which some do, I also when unsure, say alternatively endings to a word in a questioning manner and someone will always give me the right answer, e.g. Gelegen or gelegt - depending on circumstance.   As for us, we have a dog and we are a members of a local Dog Club, my wife and daughter do most (all) of the training but if I was by myself it would help because you have to talk to the person doing the training. They also do a Tafel evening and other social events. There's also the friends of your kids - Ubernachten for example or joining in school activities. We live the otherside of Mannheim on the S1 S Bahn. PM me if you want more help. No this is not a chat up, my wife's suggestion.
  3. Twat of the day

    Boris Johnson has told the EU the backstop plan for the Irish border must be scrapped because it is "unviable" and "anti-democratic".   BoJo talks about things being undemocratic.   This is the man who tried to close parliament to force Brexit through. The guy who became Prime Minister after being elected by only  90,000 party members. Who lied during the Brexit referendum and is ignoring the wishes of the majority who voted against Brexit or didn't vote for Brexit by not voting. The number of anti Brexiteers have no doubt increased since 2016. Is the current prime Minister without having a mandate from the electorate to hold that position.   Twat and Hypocrite. Hope we delay Brexit until at least next year so that he and his mates in the city have to abide by the Latest EU tax avoidance directives.  
  4. Why are you unhappy today?

    Unfortunately John it's not just on your little island. We're members of  a local Hunde Verein and in the last 6 months we've had 3 or 4 warnings over dogs being poisoned in the Vineyards and in residential areas of the town.The last case concerned sausage meat being left out with razor blades in it. Scum are all over.
  5. What made you smile today?

    You're older than that surely
  6. What made you smile today?

    wet dream?
  7. Why are you happy today?

    must admit, I thought England would be lucky to get a draw, all set up nicely for the next test starting on Thursday.
  8. Politics Gen XYZ

    I was believing that that point had been settled and that unlike Australia and the US (I think) Brits in the EU will still get annual increases as an agreement had been reached with the EU.
  9. Politics Gen XYZ

    To expect people to have a job is even more so. Anyone over 50 in Germany is written off as too old to work by employers.
  10. Politics Gen XYZ

    You also have to remember that when the pension age was set at 65 around the World, very few people lived to that age, average age expectancy in Germany I think was 58 in the early part of the 20th century so there were always adequate funds available. After WW2 with advances in medicine, better understanding of nutrition and very few conflicts compared to previously, the life expectancy increased but state pension planning didn't keep up. Unfortunately, no matter how much of a socialist you are, you have to be realistic and realise that there just aren't the funds available for a decent state pension and even if they significantly increased taxation (which will be deeply unpopular) there will still be a short fall. The only thing really is to persuade people to save for their own pension and rely on the state for top ups only.
  11. Politics Gen XYZ

    Research has already led people to believe that the present generation that will not, on average, live longer than their parents.   Our biggest problem is the falling birthrate. Pension schemes are really just Pyramid schemes in that you constantly need more paying into it to ensure there are enough funds for those claiming. Couple that with the Baby boomers now in or coming up to retirement age it doesn't look too good. Thatcher realised that and that's why she tried to shift people away from expecting a decent state pension to having private schemes - that and her obsession of lower taxation and getting someone else to pay for everything.
  12. Leaving the country - what will I miss/not miss?

    Fish and chip shops were closed on a Monday as well - couldn't get fresh fish after Sunday I suppose. Pubs opened from around 11.30 till 2:00 at lunch time and at 7 'till 11 during the week and 'till 10:30 on a Sunday. We have all this deregulation and are people really happier? It's just ever decreasing circles.
  13. Leaving the country - what will I miss/not miss?

    Depends how old you are really. When I grew up, shops closed Wed. afternoons in the town and the village shop was closed for up to 2 hours for lunch and at 12 on a Saturday. The owner loved his afternoon snoozes. Over Christmas and Easter shops were closed from 12:00 Xmas eve until day after boxing day or the Monday if boxing day was on Saturday and over Easter on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Amazingly, no one starved.
  14. Leaving the country - what will I miss/not miss?

    Things I'll miss: Shops closed on Sundays Fantastic public transport Popping into France if we need something All the festivals, and events put on in the town Proper Italian Icecream   What shall I not miss: Er....
  15. Deutsche Bank Developments

    Sorry but your talking out of your arse. Germany is not reliant on the Fed. What has NATO dues to do with this subject? As for  treating US partners with respect, is that along the same lines as Trump with his Partners?