El Jeffo

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  1. Conspiracy theorists

      Some of the ones willing to die are also willing to kill to protect their freedumbs. That's what we really need to be worried about.
  2. BREXIT positives and negatives

    How noble of jeba to rescue these poor savages from their backwards home countries and spirit them off to modern civilization, where they can attend to him hand and foot for a slave wage until he turns toes up to the daisies. After all, what's the point of being at the pinnacle of modern civilization if you don't have a couple of indentured servants to enjoy it with you?   FFS
  3. Good to know that you can read minds and know exactly what the situation is.   Just because we're hearing about it for the first time doesn't mean that Gazprom didn't know about it.
  4. 3G in Restaurants?

      Point of order: homeschooling is still illegal in Germany. If they have to quarantine, they will have "guided distance learning"
  5. 3G in Restaurants?

    Ouch - sorry to hear that, mtbiking.   Sounds like it's time to break out the board/card games and maybe get a one-month subscription to Netflix and/or Disney+.   Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
  6. No, as @Janx Spirit mentioned, this is one of many borderline-legal cases where the patent on the original drug/active ingredient has expired, so they tweak the formulation to extend patent protection. This requires minimal additional testing and enables them to reap another windfall based on research whose costs were funded and written off decades ago.   It has nothing to do with supply and demand (which is the main thing Econ 101 teaches you) and everything to do with how parts of our system for handling intellectual property are broken and increasingly being manipulated and exploited by unscrupulous market players, at the expense of society as a whole.   You can read about more examples here.  
  7.   Yeah, we learned about seeking monopoly rents in Econ 101 - as an argument against long patent protection periods, for example.   It's a textbook case of price-fixing/price-gouging. Do you even econ, bro?
  8. 3G in Restaurants?

      That's quality satire right there. (See what I did there?)
  9.   Check its posting history - it was a racist before it was a Covidiot.   The more things change...
  10.   Yeah, that's fascinating:
  11. UK Post "Post Brexit"

    A passport is a document, so it could be sent by (registered) letter - which is what the UK did.   I'm afraid the people at your post office didn't know what they were talking about.
  12. 3G in Restaurants?

      My son says he saw them when he was leaving school on Friday. They were distributing flyers and my son, always wanting to be polite (mostly), took one as he continued walking to the subway and talking with his friends.   Once he read the flyer and realized what message they were trying to spread (heh heh), he apparently went back and heckled and berated them until the cops showed up. That's my boy.
  13. 3G in Restaurants?

  14. Just made a video of our visit to Plitvice Lakes

    I love the videos, but they might be better with a thick Russian accent...
  15. Obtaining Post-Military Employment in Germany

    I don't have any information for you, but I moved your question to the appropriate forum section.   Good luck!
  16. ID problem with Airbnb

      But if he uses paint, he won't be able to see what's on the monitor!
  17. DHL customs charges for parcels from outside EU

    Thanks, I stand corrected.   Sounds like a strange case. They must have decided that it wasn't a gift - there's really no explanation for the charge otherwise. The same thing nearly happened to me a few years back: my brother sent me a couple of bottles of hot sauce, but made the mistake of using his business address stamp on the label, so they wanted to charge me for a commercial import. Thanks to Google, I managed to convince the customs agent at the counter that it was actually his hot sauce company and they waived the charges.
  18. DHL customs charges for parcels from outside EU

    How much was the postage? The quoted €45 refers to the customs value, which is calculated as the goods value plus postage.    
  19. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Nope. National ID cards are sufficient for citizens of EU countries that have agreed to Schengen rules.   Of course, the UK has never been part of Schengen, nor does the country issue national ID cards, so it's yet another benefit of EU membership that Brits never had, pre- or post-Brexit.
  20.   Just the typical stuff, like when SIL is doing one of her boring humblebrags in the form of an extended story and pauses for effect, my MIL will ask "und was wurde dann gemacht?" or "und was ist dann passiert?" instead of addressing her in the 2nd person at all. When we're at a big family meal and MIL wants something in a dish that's in front of SIL – let's say the potatoes, for the sake of argument  – she'll ask if anyone can please pass the potatoes instead of "DIL, please pass the potatoes".    
  21. BREXIT positives and negatives

      Oh sure, just ignore the pluses for the coffin-makers, funeral caterers, and inheritance advisors. Typical Remoaner.
  22. My MIL always uses the passive voice to avoid having to directly address my SIL, whom she loathes, thus avoiding the whole du/Sie situation. 
  23. Why are you happy today?

    I'm always delighted to see great tits on our balcony, too.