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  1. On 03/10/2022, 17:53:32, Acton said:

    Is there an Irish on-line shop for meat products? Like pork pies etc?Do they even make pork pies in Ireland? I haven't found anything.


    I recently bought some stuff from these guys they were a bit more expensive than I would like, but the bacon, sausage and black-pudding were great.

    The stuff arrived quickly, was well packed and still very cold. Tasted great.

    There was a minor problem with my order (one of the things I wanted was sold out) but they emailed me and were super friendly and nice in the conversation about how to handle it. All in all it was a positive experience, but not something I will do too often because of the cost.



  2. Littlefeather represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973,
    this was her speech to the academy.



    My name is Sacheen Littlefeather. I'm Apache and I am president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee. I'm representing Marlon Brando this evening, and he has asked me to tell you in a very long speech which I cannot share with you presently, because of time, but I will be glad to share with the press afterwards, that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry – excuse me... and on television in movie re-runs, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee. I beg at this time that I have not intruded upon this evening, and that we will in the future, our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity.

    Thank you on behalf of Marlon Brando. 





  3. 2 hours ago, jeba said:

    I wouldn't regard that rudeness


    Yeah but rude is for the 'receiver' not the giver to decide.

    The closest you can get is to say 'It is impossible to be unintentionally rude to jeba' which again explains a lot.

    I now understand why you get quite  so pissy when you think someone is attacking you, the idea that it might be accidental rudeness doesn't occur to you. If it triggers the 'rude' bone then it must have been intentional.


    If you found that rude, it wasn't my intention, and to be clear here is some intentional rudeness, Fuck Off, the idea that one can't be unintentionally rude is bollocks.



  4. 31 minutes ago, jeba said:

    Is there such a thing as unintentional rudeness?   Not in my book.

    That really is interesting. If every time you are rude on this board is deliberate then my opinion of you has gone down significantly.

    I think you are just wrong here jeba.

    It's quite possible to do something culturally inappropriate because of a lack of knowledge.

    Classic example would be eating with your left hand in India, it's rude, but easy to do accidentally if you don't know.







  5. 1 hour ago, Jonny said:

    You mean he wrote some words to go along with an old Stevie Wonder song. 



    No I mean he wrote a rap song I liked.  The point about rap is the "words".

    Obviously Stevie Wonder wrote a banging tune and some good words for passtime paradise, but the lyrics and the rap parts of Gangster Paradise meant something. It is quite possible for something to be derived from something else (like Gangsta Paradise clearly is) and still be good (Which again).


  6. 13 minutes ago, kiplette said:

    I don't think that happens here

    The problem is if they don't know exactly what the reading was when the price changed (and unless you have a smart meter then they don't) then they have to estimate it somehow.

    There are a bunch of different ways they could legitimately do that, and some are more likely to be advantageous to the gas company whilst others will be advantageous to the customer.

    If the reading is as accurate as possible on the day of cutover then it is less likely to be impacted by this guesswork.

    I have no idea what the rules are for calculating this, but you can bet the gas company is going to act in it's own best interest.

    In reality the difference is going to be fairly small and I don't think I can be bothered to do anything, but it does sort of make sense if you are concerned about it.



  7. Let's pick this apart. 

    1. Rude is a cultural standard applied by the listener. Clearly it is different in Germany, and English speaking countries like the US and the UK but also there is some overlap.
    2. You can be rude intentionally or unintentionally.
    3. You can learn cultural norms in school if your teacher is good, but you can also pick them up from plenty of other places too, movies, tv-shows, books, conversation with others. 
    4. Intentionally rude is when one deliberately oversteps cultural boundaries. Some people (and I really don't think this is a German thing, just an asshole thing)  pay no attention to the cultural boundaries even when they are pointed out.  


    I would argue that being intentionally rude requires a fair understanding of the cultural standards of the person you are speaking to. This is hard to do if you have not learned this well, but there are still enough common standards between German and English that a non-speaker of either language could be intentionally rude to another non-speaker.


    Being unintentionally rude is trivial, but should also be much easier to forgive.




  8. 10 minutes ago, RenegadeFurther said:

    Who will pay?


    All of us, those in the UK and in the EU. 

    The structural instability in the EU caused by brexit will impact the UK and the EU. We will all be worse off.

    If the UK hadn't left, then the the damage would both be smaller and spread amongst more countries, the whole of Europe (including the UK) would be better of if they hadn't left.

    At the end of the day, the disaster capitalists in the UK will profit, the man in the street will suffer. There is nothing good about brexit unless you are already very wealthy,


  9. 28 minutes ago, RenegadeFurther said:

    10 year Italian bond 4.418 (anything over 4 is an issue for the ECB)


    And the UK at 4.2 yesterday.

    I don't see that the UK is doing any better outside the EU than it would have done inside, and would argue that brexit was structurally damaging to both the UK and the EU and without it both sides would be in a stronger position.



  10. The law sets the minimum standard, the carrier sets the actual requirement for their flights. (Oh and the law at the destination will also form part of that decision).

    If Luftansa say you need a mask, then you need a mask.


    I didn't need one last week with KLM to Singapore but you might with Luftansa to wherever you are going.


    Call them and ask if you are really concerned, or just take masks anyway.


  11. 1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

    I don't need to ask because I will wear one anyway.

    This is the best answer. Sorry for my flippant reply, the general tone of questions on this thread puts me in a very particular mood :-).



  12. On 26/08/2022, 23:35:54, optimista said:

     'negotating' against Hungary, Poland, Romania, Malta, Greece, for example

    But the UK is still negotiating with all these countries, the difference is that those countries have the backing of the rest of the EU and the UK doesn't.

    The UK is a small, un-interesting island with a disproportionately large influence in the world due to accidents of history.

    The influence came from violent domination in the form of empire. The ability to dominate the world came from a technology advantage due to the industrial revolution.  

    Now that the age of empire is over, the best alternative was for the UK to take it's place as a part of the European continent.

    By being inside the EU they could leverage the cultural and linguistic legacies of empire to act as a gateway to the EU for countries outside the EU (like India and the USA). Now outside it's just an island nation with a nuclear arsenal that it can't afford.



  13. OK I did a google for "Außerordentlichen Eigentümerversammlung Regel" and I got this:-,ordentlichen%20WEG%20Versammlung%20sprengen%20w%C3%BCrde.


    and This which both seem to have some points on it.


    Looks like it's mostly the same as for an ordinary meeting but with some extra restrictions.






  14. Hmm surely the "außerordentlichen" part of that means "extraordinary".

    That means outside of the normal rules, so it might be called at short notice for an urgent reason.

    There has to be a mechanism to call an urgent meeting for some topics surely.


    NOTE: Not a lawyer or an owner of any shared property, so this is totally uninformed opinion.