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  1. Wow, given that the local paper wanted €500 for the general announcement that my wife was dead, I won't be posting a second one to say thanks for the cards.

    Anyone who speaks to me gets a thanks in person at the time.  People who sent flowers got a direct thank-you as well. Anyone else, tough luck.




  2. 6 minutes ago, jeba said:

    I don´t understand why they don´simply use different drugs (or a combination of drugs) which would have the same effect.


    Usually because the alternative formulations are not approved for such use either by the local regulatory bodies or the drug companies themselves, and/or they can't find anyone willing to make the new formulations and/or administer them.




  3. 8 minutes ago, Boggsdollocks said:

    Help! What am I doing wrong?


    You are pasting the 'embed' link.

    You should click on share, then just click copy. You should see something like this: -


    If you paste that directly into the edti box it will automatically get converted to an embedded link by the forum software and look like this:





  4. 7 minutes ago, snowingagain said:

    So suriviving spouse then has 75 percent ownership of house


    Assuming that before death the house was owned 50/50 between husband and wife, then yes this seems to be the case.

    On another thread I was also assured that case law meant it would be almost impossible for me to be forced to sell the house in order to give my kids their share.



  5. 7 hours ago, kiplette said:

    Glad there is someone there to take some of the organisation off you, not that anything makes it easier.


    Well it went fantastically well, the whole thing was really lovely. Exhausted now but full of love for my family and the way that it went.


  6. 3 hours ago, kiplette said:

    do you have a Redner or someone to support you

    Yeah, I have a Redner who is going to read and lead the service etc. In reality if I don't overrule him he will organise the music too. I'm just fussing and feeling emotional.


  7. I did mine in 2018, so recently but not very recently, it was a brexit related thing and I think my guy was trying to make it easy for me. Also I was in Bremen which may well make a difference. I only really posted to say that they do have some flexibility.


  8. On 02/03/2022, 20:34:47, bbogdanmircea said:

    Is there any possibility to obtain a proof from the employer that I speak German and to skip the B1 test?


    This is entirely at the discretion of the person processing your application. The requirement is that you satisfy them that you have an appropriate level of German and the test certificate is proof of that in a form they are required to accept. They are allowed to accept other forms of proof but not required.

    So for example when I applied, the case worker read through my application, asked me if I had filled it in myself, and commented that if I had done that and passed the citizenship exam, he was willing to accept my language skills as good enough. He did call in a co-worker who also had a brief conversation with me just to check, and then he wrote down on the form that I had proved my language skills by interview.


    I suggest you start the process before you sit the exam, and discuss with your case worker what documentation they need.



  9. 8 minutes ago, Mackle said:

    Maybe that will help with a US trade deal

    Not if they switch to 'uk' imperial measurments.


    To get 1 UK teaspoon, you need to measure 1.399 US teaspoons.
    To get 1 UK tablespoons, you need to measure 1.041 US tablespoons
    To get 1 UK cup, you need to measure 1.066 US tablespoons
    To get 1 UK fluid ounce, you need to measure 0.961 US fluid announces
    To get 1 UK pint, you need to measure 0.832 US pints
    To get 1 UK gallon, you need to measure 0.832 US gallons
    To get 1 UK ton, you need to measure 1.12 US ton


    This is not any easier than using metric units (just different).




  10. I really don't ever remember this usage, but wikipedia seems to have it


    Cooling down (also known as limbering down or warming down) is an easy exercise, done after a more intense activity, to allow the body to gradually transition to a resting or near-resting state. 


    The Cambridge dictionary has it too.


    warm down

     phrasal verb with warm verb [ I or T ]

    to do some gentle exercises and stretches after you have done some intense physical activity, in order to allow your body to recover:



  11. 1 hour ago, Gambatte said:

    how to determine the "value" of something without (or before) selling

    You can't, but you are not usually asked to "determine" the value of something, only to estimate it.

    That is considerably easier usually.

    If you can prove that your estimate is reasonable based on recent sales in the area, or a professional valuation then that will suffice for most purposes.




  12. 1 hour ago, Yellowsnow said:

    a country that can serve up this lot in one sitting has got a problem me thinks!


    100% agree, and what is worse in my mind, somehow the opposition can't seem to make political capital out of their awfulness.

    English dominated Westminster politics is an utter disaster and has been for many many years.



  13. [Verse 1]
    For you, there'll be no more crying
    For you, the sun will be shining
    And I feel that when I'm with you
    It's alright, I know it's right

    [Verse 2]
    To you, I'll give the world
    To you, I'll never be cold
    'Cause I feel that when I'm with you
    It's alright, I know it's right

    And the songbirds are singing
    Like they know the score

    And I love you, I love you, I love you
    Like never before

    And I wish you all the love in the world
    But most of all, I wish it from myself

    And the songbirds keep singing
    Like they know the score

    And I love you, I love you, I love you
    Like never before[Outro]
    Like never before
    Like never before



  14. 1 hour ago, yourkeau said:

    From now on it is important to constantly remind everyone about this claim. 

    But it isn't. It's important to not amplify the bullshit by arguing with it. I posted the data about debunking a few pages back, in summary the anti-vaxers won't change but the hesitant might choose to believe the scare stories because it gives them a reason to do nothing.


  15. 21 minutes ago, Mr.Bear said:

    Still unvaxxed, still negative.


    Dude, by now no-one gives a fuck. The requirement was that a large percentage get vaccinated, and they did. The fact that you spouted a pile of bullshit about vaccination was annoying and you and your ilk probably have a measurable body count, but since you will never get charged, it's irrelevant now.


    Mods, please just close the thread down. All it is doing now is acting as an echo chamber for strongly held views on both sides.

    Those of us on the 'pro-vax' anti-covid side are unlikely to change the opinion of the hesitant or the explicitly refusenik, but their views may change the hesitant and that's not good.


    Flagging some mods who responded last time I tried to find them.

    @Malcolm Spudbury





  16. 41 minutes ago, Krieg said:

    I wonder why health insurances are called Krankenkassen in Israel.

    It's not that hard to look it up, from wikipedia



    The Yishuv's health insurance and medical services organizations, known as Kupat Holim (pl. Kupot Holim) were modeled after the medical mutual-aid societies that were formed in Germany following Otto von Bismarck's social legislation of the late 19th century. The term Kupat Holim is a literal Hebrew translation of the German word Krankenkasse. Although they have undergone significant reform since, to this day they are an integral part of Israel's universal healthcare system (as they are in present-day German-speaking countries)



  17. I know you guys like an update, and a couple of you reached out with offers and/or questions about the car, so here is the update.

    I sold the car this morning to wirkaufendeinauto.

    I did the whole thing with the website and the pictures last week and they offered me a good price for it, so I got my sister in law to drive me there today and make the sale.

    When I got there they took it away for an inspection and 15 minutes later we agreed a sale at the same price as the emailed offer.

    I was going through the paperwork this morning, and I found the original bill-of-sale, we bought the car for €10k and sold it 11 years later for €8100, I'm happy enough with that.

    They will take care of the deregistration etc so all done, no stress.

    Must say I recommend them.


  18. 6 hours ago, Anna66 said:

    I saw on my app that it expires in 2023, exactly a year from my booster immunisation which is interesting.

    The certificate expires after 1 year, not the booster. It's a technical limitation designed to make it harder to fake the certificates.