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  1. Defendant Covers Face

    Thanks for the clarification.  Easy peasy.
  2. Defendant Covers Face

    I don't crime blotter that often, but most of the time when I do, I'll see a picture of the defendant sitting down or standing in the courtroom with a folder covering their face.  It spawns many questions.  How do you have a trial with a folder in front of your face for the whole time, do you get tired holding it there, is there a special photo op just for journalists to capture the vibrant hues of the folders etc.  But just now on the Toytown homepage, the 'ad' or 'newsfeed' if you will, shows a pic of the "man jailed for knife fight".  The man's face is blurred out!  While he's in handcuffs and is being led by an officer somewhere, I think he could multitask and have a selfie-stick folder or something on him.  Seriously though, where's the line here?  If the accused don't want their pics taken, do they have to cover themselves only during certain appearances or something?  
  3. Travelling with a 2.5 month old

    Not trying to fearmonger, but ask your doctor about Zika before you travel.  I skipped a trip because of it.   Your kid can't get a vaccination for zika afaik and won't necessarily have gotten any vaccines yet, but that's between you and your doc.   For those concerned about the airport, the security checkpoint trays are a hotspot for grime.  Every single person in the airport has to touch those trays.  I took my kids on international flights when they were just a couple months old.  They managed much better than we did tbh.  Don't know if it helped, but I've always made the little ones eat/drink during ascent and descent.  Seemed to help equalize the pressure in their ears, but I may have simply been lucky all those times.         On Toytown there is rarely consensus.  But there will always be someone here to tell you you're doing it wrong.  Welcome to deutschland Toytown.       On a more serious note, just ask your doctor.  They probably won't know off-hand but will be able to look it up.  Ask them what they'd do if it was their child.  And if you're really just looking for an excuse not to go.. just don't go.  Congrats!  
  4. miniGmbH profits

    Obvious pro of a miniGmbH is that it is much less paperwork than a full GmbH.  It seems that two major limitations are that  1) @ 100K€ in profits, the miniGmbH is required to become a GmbH (which requires much more paperwork) and 2) capital can only be accrued in cash.       1) Could a miniGmbH simply and prudently continually spend its 'profits' at year's end, making sure that profits are non-existent?  Don't all corps try to minimize profits so that they can pay less taxes anyway?  Simple example would be employee bonus, but there are unlimited creative ways to spend all revenue if employee bonuses don't count or something like that.   2) Does that mean that miniGmbH cannot have, eg a company-owned car, warehouse, or plane?  They could simply rent those, however, correct?  Makes the company more quick-on-its-feet anyway, however, as spacex was able to simply not renew the lease to the port of los angeles.  If spacex had owned the spot, they'd be stuck with more work in an industry they're not trying to focus on.  It does sound like real estate and certain other industries would be out-of-bounds for miniGmbH's, however.   Side note on 2): what's defined as cash?  Could company accumulate assets in usd, yen, and crypto, or only euros?   
  5. Good car sharing websites for Germany?

    Don't know if the deal is still on but Sixt was renting cars for 0.09€ Per minute last week. 
  6. Peanut butter shortage - help!

    I'm all ready having second thoughts about giving Toytown my secret pb hookup, but here goes, my act of kindness for the month.  vekoop dot de sells monki chunky peanut butter (organic) for cheaper than anything you can find on amazon.  You can often find monki in denn's biomarkts and some other biomarkts around berlin.  you've got to stir it once, but I can deal with that for the killer deal.  You've got to buy 50€ of goods to get free shipping, so I just get 50 euro worth of pb.  I go through about a kilo a week.  fyi they cost 8.91€/kg at the time of writing.  
  7. I just finished a course for neglectful drivers and the teacher hammered into our heads the only important thing regarding tickets--whether it costs over 60€ or not.  If any tickets are <60€, it won't affect your license except in rare cases where they catch you for the same offense 20+ times.  If it's >60€, it's a point on your driver's license.  So.. does anyone know how much the fine costs?     Helpful tip: riding a bicycle with a cell phone costs <60€ (though not so with a car).  Running a red with your bike will score you a point, and costs >60€.      
  8. Sorry, I don't fully understand.  Is the approval only that they don't go > 20km/h or is there another standard that's required to be met, and if so, how are we going to know if our model x that we're thinking of getting is allowed or not?     That aside, are we expecting the police to really be on top of what models are allowed, carrying a list or something of the sort, at all times with them?  only half-joking with the second question.