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  1. Neu eingebürgert. Pass oder Perso oder beides?

    I got both because my UK passport was near expiry*. When your Irish one runs out it might be easier/and or cheaper to get the German one, but otherwise I can't really see any reason why I would need 2 passports, unless I was traveling somewhere where a visa was needed for one nationality but not the other.   I've not bothered to renew my UK passport and after the stuff some folk posted on another thread I may never bother. Agree 100% about the Perso though, get one of those anyway cos it's a handy document to have in all sorts of circumstances.   Oh and congratulations and welcome to the club :).   *and because I am a little child inside who was excited to get new documents.
  2. Yeah I read all this and thought 'Fuck that', I guess I'll not have a British passport for a while then.  
  3. Coronavirus

    @MikeMelga Can you not phone a friend or a neighbour to conduct the sale for you? If you are in isolation following your trip to Portugal, then you really shouldn't meet up with anyone until the wait period is over.
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Jesus, has it really come to this.  
  5. Hmm yes it does if if you just click on it. However if you copy and paste the text it goes to the right place. Dunno what happened there.. I've reported the post and asked if it can be updated.   Edit to add: And editor Bob has now fixed it for us.  
  6. German Kitchen Appliances in the USA

    Yes I can see that is possible and I sad as much, but this thread is about things from Europe going to the US.  
  7. German Kitchen Appliances in the USA

    Based on the fact that Geman plugs are 100% reversible, I call bullshit on the polarity issue. It MAY be true coming the other way from USA to Germany, but from Germany to US, nah.
  8. Einbürgerung brief

    I don't think the guy at the other end will really pay much attention, but I would use something like:-   Anbei finden Sie einen Einkommensnachweis für meine Anstellung in der XXX Klinik,        
  9. What made you smile today?

    “Some people are like Slinkies. They aren't really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.” ― Patricia Briggs, Iron Kissed
  10. Looking to move to Germany from Scotland After Brexit

    You could also take a look at the German gov's "Make it in Germany" site which should contain all the relevant rules.
  11. US Presidential Election Fallout

    @Lorelei I can't find any specific numbers reported on how many got in, but this article from the Washington Post says there were 8000 protestors on Pennsylvania Avenue and 1400 Capitol Police officers on duty. It also covers some of the background regarding the callout of the national guard etc.  The pictures attached to this article from the NYT shows some of the number who were actually inside, and some scenes from outside, it looks seriously unpleasant.      
  12. US Presidential Election Fallout

    John, some questions are more than just questions, for example  "Have you stopped beating your spouse?" "Which kind of dog do you prefer poisoning?" Loaded questions like this are used so often as a dishonest debating technique that when you do this, you call into doubt your integrity. They are 'just questions' but they are also just bullshit. When you get called out on a loaded question like this and then raise the defense of "Just Asking a Question" then in come circles,  it is called 'JAQing off'.    The simple fact is that they were not there to overthrow Trump so hypotheticals such as the one you pose serve no meaningful purpose except mental masturbation.  
  13. Brexit: The fallout

    Yes and no, from 2017 to 1st Jan, the money collected from the tampon-tax in the UK was used for Women's charities, but presumably now that it isn't being collected, it won't be spent there either. I can't find a clear answer one way or another right now, but I wouldn't be surprised if there is no "tampon tax fund" next year.    
  14. Digital Telephones

    The  Ascom Eurit 40 is an isdn phone, explicitly listed as being for " Euro ISDN". I know nothing about the phone system in NZ, so I can't say that SP is wrong,  but I wouldn't be so sure that they will work either. Checking a bit deeper, it looks like NZ uses DSS1 what I can't find out is if E-DSS1 and DSS1 are the same or even compatible. I can't see that the phones themselves have much value in Germany since according to this wiki page  new ISDN lines are not available anymore in Germany and old ones are expected to be phased out completely over the next couple of years.   I would say dump them and get new phones in NZ, but if you want to take them and try them when you get there then you might be lucky.