claudeyc

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  1. Deutsche Bank Developments

      HSBC was on that list too I hear .. Can't say much more other than ....    
  2.   The more serious crime is calling that by-the-numbers wake a "carnival" ...
  3. Quell surprise. Envoyer justice.
  4. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

      What is that "insecurity" that you use there a euphemism for?   Is there a shortage of (affordable) housing in the UK? Yes or no? if "yes" then it is a bit more than just "insecurity".  
  5. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

      If it makes it easier, think of it as "collective responsibility".  
  6. House renting situation in Berlin

      Try to pay attention. It is clear from OP that OP thinks that might be a factor.   I have had Maklers in Dusseldorf tell me to my face that they did not rent to certain groups. If people called them from certain countries they just lied and said that the property was gone. Past tense as the Provision changes forced them to close.   A non-caucasian friend of mine, worked for West LB back in the day. He moved to Germany from London and was told by the company that was commissioned to help him find somewhere to live in Dusseldorf, that some landlords had said up front that they didn't want certain groups as tenants.   And then on the financing side local conservatism rears its head again.   In short "Of course it matters what colour they are?! "   It's boring to have to repeatedly explain...  Just watch the news... Notice that there are a lot of people complaining about this sort of stuff.      
  7.   Well OP's tale is actually pretty common in Germany, but I agree he went about it the wrong way. I suppose he chose the opening-letter gambit because generally people in Germany do not do "personal and friendly" with people they do not know.   There is nothing wrong with fighting fire with fire IMO.     And to think people think that living like rats in cages is a high standard of living ...
  8.   May the mind-your-business gods curse you with the incessant thrum of a thousand footsteps.   Payback for the noise I get, but nosing about in other people's business is a bit sick IMO.   I don't like my neighbours and I couldn't care less about anything that they do as long as they do not cause trouble. They could adopt 100 kids and I probably wouldn't even notice.  
  9. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

      Nothing special intended. My comment is in line with the general content of the thread.
  10. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

      *ahem*   Like the man said (way BEFORE the Epstein story exploded).   He called it!!!   Ghislaine Maxwell arrest throws spotlight back on Prince Andrew Little respite for Duke of York over friendship with British socialite and Jeffrey Epstein The arrest by the FBI of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on multiple charges related to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein throws an uncomfortable spotlight once more on the Duke of York. It comes less than one month after a bad-tempered war-of-words between Prince Andrew’s lawyers and US prosecutors over the royal’s cooperation – or alleged lack of it – over their investigation into the late billionaire. With Maxwell now in the headlines, there seems little respite in sight from the unrelenting pressure the duke has found himself under over his friendship with the pair. He has known Maxwell, the daughter of the late, disgraced London newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell, by his own account since she was at Oxford University. They were, he has said, “close friends”. It was Maxwell who introduced him to Epstein back in 1999. etc etc. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/02/ghislaine-maxwell-arrest-throws-spotlight-back-on-prince-andrew    
  11. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

      Indeed. As the saying in the UK goes - "beware of the dumb pun"
  12. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

    "Nein, because OP doesn't mean it that way" ...
  13. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

      "We"? Not sure which "we" you mean. "Hun" possibly?   As for your question itself, you cannot say   1. Candyman 2. Voldemort 3. Faith [not "belief"] (in German - because it doesn't exist)   Actually scratch that. You are allowed to say Candyman three more times only. Keep an eye on your diction while you do it.
  14. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

      You did not understand what I posted about CV but *hey* it doesn't matter.   "Cause"? There is no "cause" here. I don't expect Germans to change their minds and/or their behaviour.   If someone expects Germany (or some other types) to change then they have not been paying attention.   As your typical 007 villain might say, "I think we are beyond the charade now, Mr. Bond".   It's good for everyone to recognise what they are dealing with.  
  15. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

    If we all lived and worked outside, a good proportion of us wore masks 24/7, very few of us ate or drank, and there were few to no close quarters or physically invasive interactions in society then possibly.