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  1. Conspiracy theorists

      Indeed. For some reason this story and talk reminds me of the dreadful Dr Harold Shipman case in the UK.  
  2. Why are you happy today?

    That's what I In-Fur-nessed John.  
  3. Why are you happy today?

    Here we go!  
  4. How? You still need fewer documents there than in other countries. 
  5. Which law?  I never mentioned any law. 
  6. You didn't mention that the stay was going to be less than three months in your earlier post.  I didn't know that tourists in Germany could get the vaccine here.  You need to consider the time frame carefully if it is possible though, as there is the second dose to think about.     Whatever the situation, the general advice/recommendation is to avoid all unnecessary travel to prevent further spreading.  
  7. What the man is doing could be considered harassment and you might want to consider talking to the Police who may talk to the man.  What he is doing is also creating more costs as every time it is switched back on again it is using more energy to get the temperature back up to what it should be.    Unfortunately in different buildings there are different systems. In some places it will be locked up in other places it isn't. Seems a bit dangerous to me for it to be just open/unlocked. Anybody with a key to the building could get in there, vandalise and/or remove parts to sell, let alone switch it on and off at will. Maybe the building itself isn't even locked.   In larger buildings I guess it is always locked and a caretaker deals with it. Smaller blocks though, like the OP's, may have other, somewhat flimsier arrangements.  
  8. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Indeed, disgusting. But why do you need the company to do it? You could just print one out yourself at that stage. Plenty of stuff online.   Highly unlikely that neither the company one nor a homemade one will be valid in court.  
  9. It has nothing to with being in Schengen or not. Ireland is in the EU but not in Schengen for example. And all non-Germans are foreigners in Germany, whether EU or non-EU.  Obviously they don't have to quarantine if they have a negative test result that is accepted by the Germans.  They are supposed to register with the Gemeinde though, IF they intend to stay for more than 90 days, regardless of nationality, otherwise how will they get the vaccine? Unless you can buy it.  As for not being allowed to travel to Germany, you need to check the restrictions shorty before purchasing tickets and travelling so as not to be caught out. Restrictions can change from one day to the next depending on outbreaks and mutations, as we have seen recently.     Whatever the situation, the general advice/recommendation is to avoid all unnecessary travel to prevent further spreading.  
  10. As long as they quarantine, register as residents and take out health insurance, as then they will need the vaccines.  And your key word is almost. I thought total immunity wasn't possible, especially with mutations.    Whatever the situation, the general advice/recommendation is to avoid all unnecessary travel to prevent further spreading.  
  11. Coronavirus  Well over 80'000 dead in the UK from  the virus. Currently the fifth highest in the world. Looking more and more likely that the figure will end up well over 100'000 in the coming months.  Queen Elizabeth II (94) and her husband Prince Philip (99) receive their first covid vaccinations.    
  12. And best that there is no contact by letter as the authorities never have up to date addresses for every single person in any case. In the regions where send the stuff out many will get lost or sent back. A massive waste of paper and envelopes. Think of all those letters that go to people who don't want the vaccine or have left the country without notifying the authorities or redirected their post.  Others who do want it can just contact their doctor and arrange it  when it's time.
  13.  Is the travel necessary? I thought there was a lockdown and that all travel was to be avoided. Or has this changed again?
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    Any business not wanting to serve customers in non-GB locations are only harming themselves as shoppers will still buy, just somewhere else.  
  15. US Presidential Election Fallout

      Presumably it was too chilly for golf.  
  16. A deadly pandemic does not stop though just because there is a change in date/year/government. Generally speaking it will take months if not years for any real change there.
  17. Coronavirus

    That's about half the population around here judging by the number of people out and about, going about normal activities without a care, not to mention the number of people milling around without masks on or with them not on properly. Quite a lot of people won't have the vaccination, a further proportion want to wait until most others have had it. Presumably this will speed things up for those of us who want it delivered more quickly. Let's hope so. Still it does mean a lot of people who haven't been vaccinated will still be about and about. As such the chaos will continue.  
  18. Three-word story

    with flour on  
  19. Coronavirus

    And in shops, supermarkets, public buildings as well as at the entrances to and the carparks of these places please - I see lots of people taking them off and they are not even out of the door. The same goes for getting on and off transport, at bus-stops and stations - many people have them around their necks and not covering their faces - and these are the places with a lot of movement and swirling air and exactly the time the mask should be left firmly in place.  
  20. Brexit: The fallout

    No, don't worry, it is likely to be corona for the next couple of years.   Until the next country thinks about leaving of course.  
  21. UK Inheritance - proof needed?

    Drawing a UK pension or benefits or owning a property in the UK does not automatically mean you will be considered domiciled in the UK. Particularly if the property is let or is used by family members. If you've been out of the UK for years, haven't sojourned for at least a couple of months in the last few years and have no other ties with the UK it's highly unlikely that you have UK domicile.  It would be difficult in some cases even to prove where you have been and when i.e. the UK tax office will find it hard to prove you've spent a certain number of nights in the UK in any given period. One could have dual citizenship and enter and exit the UK on the non-British passport which the tax office probably don't even know you have - not that I think they go as far as checking such records unless it is for cases of millionnaires trying to avoid tax.
  22. Brexit: The fallout  With the transition period now over, a further advantage comes to women resident in the UK. The VAT on sanitary products is scrapped.  The EU classes tampons as non-essential and requires countries to charge VAT on these products. Disgraceful.  Ireland is the only EU country where these products are (still) zero-rated and Ireland is 'allowed' to keep the zero-rating as per EU legislation.  How many more years have to go by before the EU wakes up and reverses its loopy policy on not allowing new zero-ratings to be introduced and how many more years have to go by before the EU wakes up to reality and stops classing essential items as non-essential luxuries? Pathetic.  
  23. Random pointless comments

    or as Theresa May said, tonight, as we prepare to leave the UK  
  24. Three-word story

    the cigarette after?
  25. Anyone who doesn't agree with Keleth and his loopy ideas on all subjects must be a bot to him - hence the doubly erroneous use of 'it'.