AnswerToLife42

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  1. Switching from Private to Public health Insurance

    I hate these cherry pickers. When it's cheap they go private and buy a Mercedes. When it gets expensive they want to go public. That should be stopped completely.
  2. What made you laugh today?

    @hooperski: I first thought that must have happened in the s..hole of Berlin where confiscated cars were stolen from the police.
  3. Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance)

    My german liability insurance is valid world wide. The only thing that is strange is, that everywhere except the USA the limit is 50 million €, in the USA only 15. In Italy you don't need a liability insurance? What happens if you damage the Ferrari of your neighbour when riding your bicycle?  
  4. Terminate car insurance because I moved abroad

    The "Schadensfreiheitsklasse" is also on the bills. Isn't that enough for your Italian insurer?
  5. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    I first thought, it must be a kind of Viagra to help drivers who are only used to the flatlands of Northern Germany going up hills.   Back to the post: There was a report on german TV on Monday where they measured the NOx at different locations. In an apartment they measured 70µg/m³. The reason: gas heating in the apartment. They lit two candles: 130µg/m³. They switched on two burners of a gas stove: 1300µg/m³.   The 40µg/m³ limit is absolutely nonsens. It only creates problems. In the US the limit is 103µg/m³, 57µg/m³ in California. Even with the Californian limits no town in Germany would have any problems. The only reason for the 40µg/m³ limit is to kill the German car industry.
  6. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    With my car I can drive up and down hills without any problems. What's the purpose of a hill assist?
  7. "Very cold country" - Expats don't feel welcome in Germany

    In Berlin it would not help if you speak German. Young policeman would not understand you. https://www.rt.com/news/444992-berlin-police-german-skills/   Berlin police cadets have trouble with German language, says academy head Many cadets attending Berlin’s police academy have “fundamental difficulties” writing in German without spelling or punctuation errors, revealed Tanja Knapp, the newly appointed head of the institution. She said it was really disappointing to learn that these cadets are unable to produce written texts. And since after every stakeout or chase you have to write a report, that’s discouraging news.
  8. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    An Audi or a Peugeot 308 would be alternatives.
  9. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    Buy a Mercedes 200/220d with the OM654 engine. According to the Deutsche Umwelthilfe the NOx level are extremly loe. You should not have any problems. (Except in countries/towns where they want to exclude Diesel cars independent of the emissions). https://www.duh.de/fileadmin/user_upload/download/Projektinformation/Verkehr/dieselgate/EKI/2018-12-12_Tabelle_PEMS-Messungen_Ergebnisse_Maerz_2016-Dez_2018.pdf   PS In the US you now can buy the F150 with a Diesel engine (it's from Jaguar)
  10. What's got you flummoxed today?

    130 migrants made it into the UK. That is such a thread for the island that "two UK Border Force boats will be redeployed from overseas to patrol the Channel". https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46725343 How many migrants came to Germany the last year?  
  11. What made you laugh today?

    You drove to slow
  12. Tips on buying a washing machine?

    AEG went bancrupt 20 years or so. Like Dual, Grundig and other Germany companies, it's only the name that other companies like e.g. Whirlpool bought. I think Bosch and Siemens come from the same factory? When our old Bauknecht failed, we bought a "cheap" Miele, They have two lines, a cheaper one 700-900€ and a more expensive one. What the guy told us, that the Miele is the only one with steel housing. All other now have plastic internals. Since I am a fan of stainless steel, we bought a Miele for 900€ or so.
  13. Relotius Case: Fraudulent Reporting in Spiegel

    found this in Spiegel online: SPIEGEL: Zuallererst möchten wir Ihnen sagen, es tut uns aufrichtig leid, was Ihnen und anderen Bewohnern von Fergus Falls durch die gefälschte Reportage, die wir veröffentlicht haben, widerfahren ist. http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/fall-claas-relotius-fergus-falls-bewohner-im-interview-a-1245033.html The Spiegel sent a reporter to Fergus Falls to interview Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn who discovered that most of the stuff that was reported was invented: Here is their story: https://medium.com/@micheleanderson/der-spiegel-journalist-messed-with-the-wrong-small-town-d92f3e0e01a7  
  14. What's got you flummoxed today?

    This month the latest AIDA ship was launched. The AIDAnova which uses LPG instead of heavy oil. Very environmental friendly! However, since many harbours are not equipped to delivery 3500m³ LPG, a tanker with LPG follows the AIDAnova.   It also gets me flummoxed, that a lot of people like to spend their holidays with 6500 other on a ship. Would be a nightmare for me.   PS In November we spent 3 weeks on Carribean islands. These large cruise ships are a nightmare. Last year 800000 people from cruise ships "visited" the Antigua (80000 inhabitants). The company that owns the harbour wants to built a new pier to increase the number to 1000000. The AIDAnova is only the first of nine ships the at have been ordered by Carnival. When will this end?  
  15. children to be taught in latest victory for transgender campaigners  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/16/boys-can-have-periods-schoolchildren-taught-latest-victory-transgender/ "School children will be taught that "all genders" can have periods in new sex education lessons, in a victory for transgender rights campaigners. The advice to teachers was approved by Brighton & Hove City Council as they try to tackle stigma around menstruation. The new advice follows a council report which said: "Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods", adding that "menstruation must be inclusive of all genders". Bins used for menstruation products will be provided in all toilets for children, according to the report. It also calls for transgender students and pupils to be provided with additional support from a school nurse if needed. The report recommends that "language and learning about periods is inclusive of all genders, cultures, faiths and sexual orientations. For example; ‘girls and women and others who have periods'". Brighton & Hove City Council said in a statement: "By encouraging effective education on menstruation and puberty, we hope to reduce stigma and ensure no child or young person feels shame in asking for period products inside or outside of school if they need them."   Admins, move to "Worst jokes" if you think, it would better fit there.