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  1. Flying with Bavarian Pretzels

    I was really hoping this thread's title was a euphemism for 'something' 😬
  2. Mental diseases

    That is great, and do not think anyone here is against that, but you seem to be conflating us pointing out the very likely  possibilty of you passing on your genetic conditions (which are no fault of yours) to your child with some kind prejudice on our part. That is not the case at all.
  3. Mental diseases

      As far as I know there is no court in Europe that has imposed a restriction on someone with a mental illness regarding reproductive rights. I could be wrong..
  4. Mental diseases

      I made my initial post because @Newtoger falsely conflated the (scientific fact) that genes are heritable with eugenics (a non fact based pseudo-science). My only wish was to help her understand that heritability and eugenics are two separate things, because she seems to be lacking the information needed before making a very important decision about her life and the life of an unborn child. I'm sorry if you interpreted that as imposing my own form of 'eugenics' belief on her. That was not my intention.
  5. Mental diseases

      It's a long way from being a 'Nazi' thought. Heritability is the study, (based on actual science), of the chances of a parent passing on genetic features to their children. Eugenics is nothing more than a pseudo-science that the Nazis used to justify their atrocities.
  6. There is a very simple answer to expats in Germany who feel out of place here or that Germany is not 'welcoming'. Live here for long enough, and it will feel like home. If you don't intend to spend the rest of your life here, quit yer moaning, make the most of it, and accept that not everything will be 'like it is back home'.    Disclaimer: This point of view has developed through personal experience as a reject of Albion, and if you read through my very long posting history on this forum, you will see how my views about der Vaterland have evolved the longer I lived here (over 14 years.) The fact that I am an Inselaffe and my native country is rapidly going to shit puts things in to great perspective 
  7. UK TV on Amazon Fire stick with NordVPN

      Cheers Spidey, got any recommendations on models?
  8. UK TV on Amazon Fire stick with NordVPN

      Are you talking about VPN on the Amazon Fire stick? If so, which VPNs do work on that device?
  9. UK TV on Amazon Fire stick with NordVPN

      So.. have two routers on the same network? Getting that working would be beyond my paygrade SP😕
  10. UK TV on Amazon Fire stick with NordVPN

      Was that the Google Play NordVPN app or the official version released for the AF stick?
  11. NordVPN recently released their native app for the Amazon Fire OS, and having gotten all excited and downloaded all the on demand UK TV apps (BBC iPlayer, All 4 etc) I was hoping that at last a simple, non-noisy solution might have been found to the expat holy grail that is TV from your home country in Germany, but alas, the NordVPN app does not appear to actually disguise the Germany IP address and thus, no UK TV. Anyone else got a NordVPN sub and an Amazon Fire Stick lying around?
  12. Politics Gen XYZ

      *sigh* Why is it that right-wingers can NEVER formulate arguments of their own? Here's what Trump's 'economic policies' (I put those words in quotations because Trump doesn't actually have any policies) mean for the majority of Americans: Deficit balloons to $779 billion in Trump's second year No elected Democratic official has ever spoken of wanting 'open borders' "Thanks Obama" Here's an explanation of what GDP growth means for the average American citizen  ("In other words, if one took away the top 1 percent highest-income recipients and their share of income and focused on what was left for the bottom 99 percent, the median representative of that cohort should not be all that impressed by economic performance in the United States relative to their peers in other countries.") Why do you think a government would 'want' more people on welfare? How would that benefit that government? 'Higher government spending'? You mean like Trump's stupid corporation tax cuts, which have done nothing for wage growth and have only led to exactly what economists predicted: (increased dividends for shareholders, with hardly any capital investment in infrastructure or training) You're right, Trump's list of fuck-ups does seem to be endless.
  13. Politics Gen XYZ

    Wonder how cocky @Erdmann feels about defending Trump since 7 people were shot dead by a far-right activist a couple of days ago?