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About Metall

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  • Location Munich
  • Nationality US
  • Hometown Key Largo, FL
  • Gender Not Telling
  • Interests Foreign languages (especially Japanese), history, historical reenactment (Celts, early Middle Ages), voracious reader of good science fiction. Great fan of things Unix.
    Cooking (almost any food) is a hobby and relief from my intellectual life.

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  1. Black BAME and POC supporters of Trump

    Yep, our banned-racist-now-returned-under-a-different-name, ah, "poster" is getting desperate. He's digging very hard for stuff to make us jump. I would say not engaging with him is working nicely. There will be an extinction burst of course, as in a flurry of  silly postings - the easiest solution is to continue to not waste your energy on him.
  2. Politics Gen XYZ

      HAHA! Burned!!  
  3.   I agree. Talking to them is a waste of energy.
  4. What made you laugh today?

    Alex, didn't I tell you to stop talking to our resident conspiracy theorists!? *joking*
  5. *clap clap* Yay for real pushback and civil courage!
  6. Why are you happy today?

    @john g. : Happy birthday! Lots of health and madcap humor!!
  7. Brexit: The fallout

      I don't pay attention to this guy anymore.
  8. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

    You, sir, are an unsung hero. Thank you.
  9. Did Jeffrey Epstein kill himself?

    I once heard that people who constantly harp on hating a specific aberration (in the old days, it was being gay or trans) usually are into exactly that. Just saying.
  10. Did Jeffrey Epstein kill himself?

      Because he can spew out his right wing conspiracy propaganda with impunity here. Because nobody stops him.   Seriously guys, why do you even answer him? Resist the temptation!!
  11. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

    There is supported living for the handicapped, you just have to get the attention of the authorities! Talk to the VdK!
  12. Help for a disabled friend of my son.

    Try the "Sozialverband VdK Deutschland e.V." , they have been helpful for my family.   Enter Bremen in the search below, they have a number of offices in the Bremen area!    
  13. Travel to the US and back.

    I don't think quarantine is being monitored here, but the Corona tracking app would give you away. If it would actually work*. Ahem.   (* work as in run on phones older than two years, work as in not simply stop after two weeks etc.)
  14. Travel to the US and back.

      Oh! I just checked her messages - she didn't get the visa! I think that's the exemption she's talking about.   Her German research instutute seems to be unsure of what to do, they are mailing back and forth. That's why I dug up the regulations in English, and told her  to talk to her local German consulate. It doesn't help the the consulates in the US are only open for emergency services.   One thing I can't find out is if a US citizen could call the Auswärtiges Amt (German Foreign Office), or if they'll only talk to German citizens.
  15. People in my house have rented out quite a few spaces by just trading garage keys for rent. I used to rent a parking space in my old house, too. No Hausmeister was ever involved.