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April 27, 2017 10:50 am  #2361


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Keeping fingers crossed. I am sure it will turn out fine. Being a mum myself (with grown-up kids) I know such things can happen. 


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April 27, 2017 1:08 pm  #2362


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Thanks to you all. I was starting to get anxious again when I woke up this morning, but reading your responses helped to remind me that problems that we run into always seem bigger and worse when we're tired at night.
Turns out I was logging into the wrong account last night when I was trying to see if I could cancel the order. I had forgotten that the only Kindle Store that existed when I first got the Kindle was the US one and last night I was logging into my mum's Canadian Amazon account. I logged into the American one and there was the book, paid for by the giftcard, with a few dollars left to spare, so I don't have to worry about credit card matters! Woohoo! 


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April 27, 2017 7:56 pm  #2363


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I'm happy to hear it was solved in the end! I understand how that could be a scary experience!


I have a rant too... last night I was supposed to get a confirmation message about my benefits payout; that is supposed to go into my account tomorrow. I was very curious about it; since I had some 'vacation' which means I should get less paid out (but I got some vacation money saved up from my job at the hospital). 

I still have not received the confirmation message, and I'm supposed to get the payout tomorrow. I called the benefits office this morning and they said the payout hadn't been confirmed yet... and I didn't get much help. 

So... right now I don't even know if I get my benefits tomorrow, and if I don't have it by Monday my rent won't be paid and I'll struggle with food obviously (luckily this time I have some stuff in my fridge and managed to save up a little) 


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April 27, 2017 7:59 pm  #2364


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Hope you get that payment!


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April 28, 2017 6:45 am  #2365


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Thanks
And phew! I just received them, a little part is missing but I called and got confirmation that it is coming too, and at latest should be here on Monday on Tuesday; which is okay since I'll still be able to make rent etc. 
 


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April 28, 2017 8:44 am  #2366


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Yitzock, Phantom -
glad everything worked out for you both!


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April 29, 2017 8:14 pm  #2367


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Thank you!


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May 16, 2017 3:47 pm  #2368


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Yesterday was the first day in a while that I've seen my mum brought to tears from talking to her mum (my grandmother) on the phone. But it's far from the first time it has happened, probably not even the first time in the past year. Sometimes I wish we could just cut her our of our lives or that she could just disappear. She's so toxic and mean. It's not fair to my mum. But she's dependent on us for practically everything because she can't drive anymore and is really bad at being friendly or neighbourly so her relatinship with her neighbours is OK but not excellent and we just never know when someone will stop wanting to be around her because she can be so rude and is very judgmental and unforgiving. Not to mention my mum is in charge of everything financial and otherwise because she's the power of attorney and my grandmother doesn't understand anything to do with paying bills, etc. We're stuck. It seems sad that it's a chore to visit her, but there's nothing else we can do.

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May 16, 2017 3:49 pm  #2369


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Virtual hugs, dear.


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May 16, 2017 3:55 pm  #2370


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Thank you, besley.


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May 16, 2017 4:35 pm  #2371


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That's not a fun situation to be in, at all. *sends you hugs as well*


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May 18, 2017 6:40 pm  #2372


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Thank you for your hugs. I haven't let that family stuff really get to me for a while, but when it upsets my mum that much...it reminds me of how much our situation is really not great. But most of the time we manage to handle it somehow.


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May 29, 2017 4:28 pm  #2373


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This is not the most severe rant... but it's annoying all the same! 

Sound is very important to me, especially quality of sound since I'm nearly deaf on one ear and have lowered hearing on one ear there's tones I simply can't hear and it means if the sound is bad there's parts of music and speech I simply can't hear... 

After windows 10 (waves a fist already) did an update yesterday I realized the sound quality on my laptop had decreased severely and it was very difficult to listen to music for me... I first thought it was my headphones and even feared my hearing had taken a turn for the worse before I tried on a few headphones... 

I think I managed to find the fault and have changed it now... just took me a while of digging in settings... and as I said, that dread that my hearing was getting worse! *shivers* that's such a fear of mine... going deaf again 


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May 29, 2017 4:34 pm  #2374


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Mines a bit petty, I know.
Picture the scene: whole staff gathered in the staff room, awaiting to be told their roles after the Summer, for the new school year.
The head teacher reads out the list for every teacher in the school.
Then he hands over to the deputy head, who reads out the list for all of the support staff in the school...except for ME.
What made it worse, was that only one person actually noticed.
Now as it happens, I already know what I'm doing, because the same deputy had told us support staff first on Friday.
But not the point...


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May 29, 2017 4:41 pm  #2375


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That is no nice feeling! *offers a hug!* 


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May 29, 2017 4:43 pm  #2376


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My husband made the helpful comment:  she probably knew that whatever she said...you would just do what you wanted anyway!
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June 20, 2017 10:55 pm  #2377


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Can´t believe the gall of this woman, is she for real?

https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article165727071/Gruenen-Politikerin-will-syrisches-Dorf-in-Lettland-ansiedeln.html

So instead of making an effort to end the war in Syria, she will take entire Syrian villages and settle them in East Europe...

Did she ask Syrians or East Europeans if they agree with the plan? No, why should she? The Uebermensch doesn´t need consent of subjugated nations concerning their own fate, it seems.

National souverenity? Such words are not found in Obersturmbannsfuererin Keller´s dictionary...

If German politicians are expected to decide the fate of entire nations like that, are Syrians and East Europeans allowed to vote in German elections? It would be fair that way...

But no. These poor sods are not the Herrenrasse.... how could I forget that.


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June 25, 2017 2:49 pm  #2378


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Excuse me, have you read this article correctly? I cannot believe so because of your rhetoric.

In 2015 the EU decided to welcome refugees within their borders. Now some East European nations refuse to do so despite having agreed to this contract. So, yes, under EU law they can and should be forced to adhere to the signed articles.

"Die EU-Kommission hat gegen Tschechien, Ungarn und Polen ein Verfahren wegen Verletzung des EU-Vertrags eingeleitet."
The EU Commission has started proceedings against Chechnia, Hungary and Poland due to violations of the EU contract.

Keller *suggested* to relocate greater groups of refugees - perhaps even whole villages - so they don't have to be alone and afraid in a foreign country as experience shows that refugees like to go where there are already countrymen of them.

"Wir brauchen ein gemeinsames Asylsystem, das für gleiche, gute Standards überall sorgt und eine solidarische Verteilung umsetzt“, fordert Keller.
"We need a system for granting asylum that works with the same good standards everywhere (within the EU) and is based on solidarity," Keller stipulates.

Schönen Gruß, ein Herrenmensch

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June 25, 2017 3:24 pm  #2379


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@kete, thank you for that...I wondered if I had missed something!


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June 26, 2017 9:34 pm  #2380


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kete wrote:

Excuse me, have you read this article correctly? I cannot believe so because of your rhetoric.

In 2015 the EU decided to welcome refugees within their borders. Now some East European nations refuse to do so despite having agreed to this contract. So, yes, under EU law they can and should be forced to adhere to the signed articles.

Who is that "EU" that decided on that? Don´t try to pass some - mostly unelected byrocrats - as "nations". "Nations" never agreed to that because they don´t have enough money and flats for their own people, they can hardly be expected to care for thousands and thousands of immigrants just because somebody from Brussells feels like it. Especially if these immigrants aren´t actually refugees from war-torn countries (Syria, Iraq) but come from various other countries in Asia and Africa. 
 
What Eastern European nations agreed on, really, are things like Dublin Treaty and Shengen Treaty. These "signed articles" were absolutely disregarded by some other EU nations in turn, but hey, no problem, "some animals are more equal than the other". Or were these treaties suspended and are no longer valid and we are just not informed about that? 

kete wrote:

Keller *suggested* to relocate greater groups of refugees - perhaps even whole villages - so they don't have to be alone and afraid in a foreign country as experience shows that refugees like to go where there are already countrymen of them.

"We need a system for granting asylum that works with the same good standards everywhere (within the EU) and is based on solidarity," Keller stipulates.

Schönen Gruß, ein Herrenmensch

Keller is mentally a Nazi. As a German politician, she is free to suggest that entire villages, or even towns are resettled - in Germany. She has no business to order other souvereign states around and deprive them of their people or land without discussing the things with them at first. But that´s exactly what she did - she did not ask the opinion of East Europeans or Syrians on the problem before she made her suggestion. Obviously, for her, our opinions are entirelly worthless and she, as the "enlightened Westerner" knows better what we really need.

Besides, what she would actually create that way are ghettos, nothing more, nothing less. Which is an awful idea in itself. If somebody settles in the EU, they need to be integrated as the part of the EU, not isolated as a part of Syria that only accidentally found its way to Europe. 

Standard that works the same within EU would mean that immigrants and asylum seekers would be entitled to the same sums of finantial help and housing, whatever land they would find themselves in - and that standard would probably follow German standard as the standard of the economically strongest country.

Four most East Europeans that would mean that an asylum seeker would be entitled to the financial help higher than an average East European wage or pension. Based on their asylum seeker status, these people would be immediatelly granted rights the actual EU citizens can´t claim even after years spent inside the EU. Because even after years inside EU, the average East European earns maybe a quarter of German wage - while suffering the high prices of the wares caused by the  introduction of Euro. Where is your solidarity with these people?

In 2004, when the East European countries became the members of EU after fullfilling various strict conditions, Germany and other western countries immediately imposed the ban that prohibited East Europeans to freely seek work in the West. In name, we were the members with all the duties belonging to the members, but the freedoms of the EU were denied to us. The ban was only lifted in 2011 in Germany. You demand solidarity with refugees now - where was your solidarity with your fellow EU citizens then? Why were you not bothered by this blatant discrimination?

And by the way, Chechnia is not a member of the EU.....  

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