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  1.   Russian based rockets? If you are referring to Soyuz, it does indeed have an emergency rocket to eject the crew module away from the main rocket in the case of emergency.   Btw, Buran, the Soviet shuttle, had crew ejector seats.
  2. A gift to a doctor

      It's not due to creepy crawlies but primarily due to the risk of infection that hospitals ban flowers and plants for patients.
  3. Pointless plastics..

      I don't want to sound like a Grinch but I would love to see glitter getting banned - it gets everywhere and anywhere..I read that there's a campaign in the UK to get rid of it.
  4. Need legal advice for my friend

      Assaulted?
  5. Do you like living in Germany?

      Wow, 'irritieren', that's a classic example of a  'false friend', thanks for highlighting it!
  6. Protecting Parking spot with Lawyer App?

      But can you build a wall around a car that is parked in your driveway? Moot point for most reading this because it is refering to the UK but it's an interesting situation.
  7. Protecting Parking spot with Lawyer App?

      Blocking in a car like this seems to be against the (UK) law according to this article:   https://www.essexlive.news/news/what-you-can-legally-someone-764870   There actually doesn't seem to be a lot you can immediately legally do with roadworthy cars parked on your driveway - it is trespass and so a civil and not a criminal case. Bit of an eye-opener!
  8. Expat Burnout

      Ah, ok, that was unfortunate then, you were really constrained by your job location.    I used to give lessons in a company where one of the senior managers commuted a daily round trip of 200km. 
  9. Expat Burnout

      OP, in retrospect, would living in Nuremburg and commuting to Bamberg have been a better option? Looking at Google maps, it looks an ok commute to me. (Sorry if you have already answered this question)
  10. Protecting Parking spot with Lawyer App?

    As it's your property, and the culprit is random, go with the physical barrier. The sign / lawyer option would only potentially work for the repeat offender.
  11. Expat Burnout

     
  12. Expat Burnout

      For me, 'Expat' has a slightly pejorative sense of someone who has emigrated to a foreign country but does not attempt to assimilate (even a little bit) in to the dominant culture of where they are residing.
  13. Expat Burnout

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  14. Pointless plastics..

      The Danish study re. bags is referenced in this article:   https://qz.com/1585027/when-it-comes-to-climate-change-cotton-totes-might-be-worse-than-plastic/   Yes, the fundamental point is that the plastic (or cotton) bag is not thrown away. 
  15. Pointless plastics..

    I read a story in the Guardian a few days ago highlighting the problem of novelty Christmas jumpers - they are a big source of plastics..   Re. bags - there's been studies done (not sure by whom) where they calculated the environmental impact of cotton bags - the findings showed you have to use one hundreds of times before it becomes less of an impact on the environmental than a single use plastic bag. I suppose people tend to have a few and don't use them all.