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About kaffeemitmilch

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality USA
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1983
  1. It's free. California is one of the better states (and compared to most, MUCH, MUCH better :), and even thought they have a lot of problems, you have access to state healthcare if you are poor and/or lack legal status. Legal status and residency also don't matter for the vaccine.   https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/#When-can-I-get-vaccinated   By the way, I just read here that children cannot be vaccinated yet. I hadn't realized.   Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?   Currently, COVID-19 vaccines are not recommended for children: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is for ages sixteen and above Moderna vaccine is for ages eighteen and above. Clinical trials are ongoing to identify a safe vaccine for children.
  2. California has opened up vaccinations to all over-65s. I have to check to see what my parents are doing about it.
  3. Americans et al. Online Meetup 7:30pm 15.Jan.2021

    Not on January 20?
  4. Test Leben in Deutschland vs Einbürgerung Test

    I thought they're basically the same thing. Unsure now.
  5. US Presidential Election Fallout

    According to these views, they could be charged, but nobody is sure...   https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/08/how-to-investigate-charge-capitol-rioters-sedition-prosecutors-roundup-456127
  6. US Presidential Election Fallout

    You're right his removal with the 25th is unlikely, but I won't say never. The fallout seems workse than I'd expected.   Academics can't say whether impeachment, trial, conviction and barring are possible past the 20th, but there's the precedent of William Belknap's impeachment (Grant's War Secretary): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_W._Belknap#:~:text=William%20Worth%20Belknap%20(September%2022,impeached%20on%20March%202%2C%201876.. He resigned when he heard he was being impeached, but they went ahead and impeached him, and tried him. They didn't convict, but still.
  7. US Presidential Election Fallout

    How about impeachment and the invocation of the 25th amendment simultaneously?
  8. FiNland the country but FiNNish

    It has to do with rules of pronunciation. Fin-land are the two closed syllables. To keep the first syllable closed in Finnish, it has to end in a consonant, and the next syllable starts with the consonant again. Fin-nish. If it were Fi-nish, the first syllable could be pronounced like in the number five.   The other thing is that English is NOT consistent. It has not been standardized or anything, so it is full of pronunciation holes. My five-year-old is learning to read and is reading things out loud that she sees, and it's heartwrenching to see her try and fail with English - who, what, bright, etc.
  9. How to watch BBC and other English TV channels

    Yeah I have the most issues with BBC iPlayer with NordVPN. Sometimes, no server works.   BTW I checked with the landlord, and a dish is not allowed... maybe when we move to our own place when we can afford one in 2050.
  10. How to watch BBC and other English TV channels

    Good to know.
  11. SoundBar and SoundBar recomendations

    Here are some good options: https://www.allesbeste.de/test/die-beste-soundbar/   I use this site a lot. It's helpful for plebs like myself  and is the German version of the Wirecutter, on which I relied in the US.
  12. I fill up at the breakfast buffet, but I don't go nuts as I'm a little embarrassed to do it so obviously.
  13. Rusty bike

    If the scuffs are on the surface (use your fingernail to check if it's a cut in the paint, or on top of the paint), try buffing with toothpaste and a soft cloth (microfiber) first. You'll need to push and persist because it works very slowly. Go in circles, and when it looks good, wipe off with a clean cloth to see if it has actually worked. Then, you'll want to polish that spot and at least around it (or the whole bike ideally), and finally, apply wax to protect the paint. Lots of work for a bike, but great if you can do it.   If the scratches are deeper, there's a good video that shows what I do for cars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nYF46P7B2c (this guy has good DIY videos in general).   It goes without saying that any spot you want to buff out needs to be clean and free of dust and grit that could potentially add scratches.
  14. Why this forum speaks English and not German

    Pronouncing Dutch for me isn't a problem. It's understanding it when it's spoken quickly, and now having lived in Germany for eight years, it's harder. I watch Lucky TV off and on, and I'm finding it harder and harder   Dutch, to me, is simplified German. It sits between German and English, and slightly pulled towards French (where it sits on the map is perfect to illustrate this triangle), sharing characteristics with all three (the French tendency is visible moreso in Belgium). I never took a course, but was able to get to about B1 with a book and by watching TV and talking to people. And I parlayed this when I moved to Germany to get to German B2, but as the languages are so similar to me, German has been replacing Dutch, and I am now very confused when speaking Dutch for a few days at least. And I still say things in Dutch when I speak German sometimes as there are some words that just stuck.   I need to get a Dutch speaking-parner (as opposed to a Dutch partner, which my Dutch-speaking German partner won't like at all ) in order to retain and regain my Dutch.   Jammer dat jij in München en niet in Frankfurt bent, LukeSkywalker.
  15. Why this forum speaks English and not German

      You mean, did I understand it without having to learn it first? Absolutely not. But, I did recognize words that were absorbed into Indonesian, and certain concepts (like saying half-seven to mean 6:30). It was an interesting history lesson.