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Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 72,627
Posted By Don Enrico
No, Mr. Trump, crime in Germany isn't "way up"! ...

No, Mr. Trump, crime in Germany isn't "way up"!

In fact, the crime rate has fallen by 10 percent in 2017 to the lowest figures in more than 25 years.
...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 58,841
Posted By Don Enrico
Well, you're definitly embracing the "good karma"...

Well, you're definitly embracing the "good karma" part!
Forum: SLC 18 June 2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Don Enrico
What a great story to tell, Richard! ...

What a great story to tell, Richard!



That could have been us (my then partner, now wife and I). We were sitting in a pub (in the old lighthouse on the small island of Neuwerk...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 June 2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Don Enrico
There are still protests against the "big player...

There are still protests against the "big player globalism", for example last year in Hamburg for the G20.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_G20_Hamburg_summit#Protests
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 932
Posted By Don Enrico
The video makes a very good point: If I'm...

The video makes a very good point: If I'm expected to monitor the road and keep control at all times, it's not a self-driving car - it's a car with driving assitance systems.

Tesla shouldn't call...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 932
Posted By Don Enrico
So we're going out of our way to make sure that...

So we're going out of our way to make sure that the human who is actually best suited to interpret the situation and act accordingly - the human in the car, that is - is unable to do anything about...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 11 June 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Don Enrico
The Baltimore Sun seems not to be alone in that...

The Baltimore Sun seems not to be alone in that reaction. There are news of other websites based outside of the EU shutting off European users, while bloggers within the EU are rather shutting down...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 June 2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Don Enrico
Germany It's complicated. Germany today takes the...

It's complicated.

Germany today takes the colours of it's flag and the words and music of it's national anthem from the 1848 liberal, democratic and unifying movement (the 1848ers...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 11 June 2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Don Enrico
Icon09 :-o:-o:-o You are so kind, many thanks! :D ...

:-o:-o:-o

You are so kind, many thanks! :D

Part of why my English is reasonably good is my daily conversation with you, my imaginary friends! That and reading English books and newspapers on a...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 08 June 2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Don Enrico
Thats correct, of course! ;) :p I would have...

Thats correct, of course! ;) :p I would have loved to read more about that, but as I said earlier, I'm to European to be allowed to read the Baltimore Sun.

Otherwise, I maybe would have had a...
Forum: SLC 07 June 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 51,799
Posted By Don Enrico
I watched Time Team during my three-month stay in...

I watched Time Team during my three-month stay in Scotland in the 90's and loved it. I always though that you could set up a similar show in Germany. But maybe today it would encourage even more...
Forum: SLC 07 June 2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 72,046
Posted By Don Enrico
Richard, we're reading the same newspaper (which...

Richard, we're reading the same newspaper (which is interesting, with us living i different countries)! I spottet that article yesterday when checking the Guardian website and quoted the bit about...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 07 June 2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Don Enrico
:( I agree that the new European law on...

:(

I agree that the new European law on data security has it's difficulties, but just breaking the internet doesn't look like a reasonable way of dealing with that to me.
Forum: SLC 07 June 2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,958
Posted By Don Enrico
Congratulations! A feat like that must be...

Congratulations! A feat like that must be difficult to achieve with your anglo-american case law! Well done!

And a chance to impress a new supervisor and a new boss is nothing to sneer at, either.
Forum: Social Studies 06 June 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By Don Enrico
Would Jesus - having been Jewish himself - appear...

Would Jesus - having been Jewish himself - appear on a trefe crab at all?
Forum: SLC 06 June 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 72,046
Posted By Don Enrico
Thanks, Richard! You saying that "all of those...

Thanks, Richard! You saying that "all of those things are legally allowed" answers my main question (while I understand that YANAL).

Given that we will stay in the touristy areas of Edinburgh, I...
Forum: SLC 06 June 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 72,046
Posted By Don Enrico
United Kingdom Taking children into a pub in Scotland?

Dear British and especially Scottish snopsters,

I will be visiting Edinburgh in October with my family. Part of said family are two children, (then) aged 6 and 11.

Is it possible to take the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 June 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,669
Posted By Don Enrico
Okay, that makes sense. It means "I was on drugs...

Okay, that makes sense. It means "I was on drugs and intoxicated" then.
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 June 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,669
Posted By Don Enrico
Dear US snopsters, please help be understand. In...

Dear US snopsters, please help be understand. In her oroginal "excuse me" tweet, Barr said

I understand the "I was on drugs" defence. What I don't get is the "it was memorial day" defence.

Is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 May 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Don Enrico
On the "Tagesschau" (important German tv news...

On the "Tagesschau" (important German tv news show) website, they were reporting about the commemorative coin (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44247174) the White House apparently has minted...
Forum: Rantidote 25 May 2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,457
Posted By Don Enrico
United Kingdom Let's hope she keeps all the utility bills (and...

Let's hope she keeps all the utility bills (and they are in her name, and not her husband's) and every other piece of paper to proof her recidency - holding a public office may not be enough...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 23 May 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 134,583
Posted By Don Enrico
3. Borrowing from European convention, what color...

3. Borrowing from European convention, what color are U.S. highway signs for sites of "public recreation or cultural interest"?

If it's borrowing from European convention it must be brown.

7....
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,457
Posted By Don Enrico
Concerning log-on, my computer es very much...

Concerning log-on, my computer es very much faster under Windows 10 than it was under Windows 7. Especially so when I work from home and need to log-on to my private wifi first - under Windows 7 I...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 72,046
Posted By Don Enrico
That was great, Meka! I didn't expect it to be...

That was great, Meka! I didn't expect it to be that much a rip-off of (or should I say: hommage to) The Dambusters!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 May 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 134,583
Posted By Don Enrico
Only one this week: 4. What is the actual...

Only one this week:

4. What is the actual (non-seafood) main ingredient in Rocky Mountain oysters?

bull's testicles
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