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  • Location Berlin
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  1. What's got you flummoxed today?

    What the hell is a Forester doing hauling anything like that?  Very sorry for the person they hit.
  2. What are you listening to right now?

    "Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes;God bless little children while they're still too young to hate."    
  3. Odd news

      Ok, this just begs the question: What was the 76 year old man on probation for?  Improper use of power tools?
  4. Complete FAIL

    Scoliosis patients, please apply here ...
  5. What's your current Ohrwurm?

    I'm just bouncing around YouTube while doing some fall cleaning and after Disturbed's version of The Sound of Silence, it played Lemon Tree - guess which one is now stuck in my head?    
  6. Random pointless comments

    Hmmm, all of a sudden my eyes are watering, my sinuses are clogging and my nose is snuffling ... could it be the onset of fall allergies or the fact that I've been drying hot peppers outside all fall and since it's going to possibly rain tonite (or at least heavy dew)  I brought them in and stacked them on the table behind me ?
  7. Tax treaty: capital gains from stock sale

      I'm sure better financial minds than mine can clarify but every time I've bought a stock, I've received a trading confirmation stating both the buy price and any commissions (and the same at time of sale).  Have you neither received this info at the time of the initial trade nor can you find this relevant piece of info?    A way to approximate (and I say "approximate" just to get you close for tax payment purposes) might be to remember the amount of your initial investment and then look up the price on that date on many of the trading sites and then do simple math to get to a gain / loss.
  8. The mind Ramschladen

    @El Jeffo - nice ... the guy's been gone something like 3 months and you've welcomed his return in style.    Welcome back gaberlunzi ... nice to see you posting again (regardless of the content).  Hope all's well.
  9. What irritated you today?

    FFS - I was looking for "Hansel and Gretel"!    
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    which sounds much better than:      
  11. Berlin is the sex mecca of the world

    A couple of days ago, when the first reports of the possible disease vector were out, it was all over Facebook and Instagram.  Kind of puts a dent in the "Sex Mecca" thing ?
  12. Berlin is the sex mecca of the world

    @Lear are we talking about the same club that had a problem?!? in the last couple of days?   ETA: is this really good for the sex scene?  I'd like to hear your thoughts on this one ...
  13. Why do almost all the people sparing for change in Berlin not let you put change in their hands - only in the cups that they have?  I might understand from the opposite side where the person who donates may wish to avoid contact but the other way around?  (yes, I've spent too much time on transit today and walking around the city)
  14. Only in America...

    A gun-shaped phone case .People with absolutely nothing in their hands are getting shot and you're now going to be waving this around?  (maybe should also be on the Complete Fail thread)
  15.   I'm sure that better minds than mine will comment on this but you do understand, don't you, that with this little piece of information, that you've probably invalidated most of the advice that has been given over the last 4 pages. (my bold).   - Are you a tax resident of Germany or not?  Simple question - I'm confused with all the back and forth. - As near as I remember, there are issues that come up when some one, even with a permanent residence card, spends more than 6 months outside Germany unless the Amters have approved it in advance. (again, I could be wrong since I'm not there yet) - I'm also rather sure that as a "resident" of the US, you can only be here 90 out of 180 and 180 out of 365 days legally so I hope that your time is tracked very well with tickets and other verification. (yes, there are sites that can help you track this - I've had to use them in the past)    This isn't just moving the goalposts - it's deciding to play snooker on a football field.  Sorry, I wish you the best but I'm done.