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Posted on: 29.Apr.2016, 01:31 PM





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QUOTE (Lazarzero @ 29.Apr.2016, 08:30 AM) *
And other people didn't think the thread had run its course. So we kept replying.



people felt invited to commiserate. and as they say, misery loves company, so you're right, carry on smile.gif
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Posted on: 28.Apr.2016, 11:17 PM





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QUOTE (Lazarzero @ 28.Apr.2016, 10:59 PM) *
So it's wrong for people to discuss life in Sweden on a discussion board entitled "Discuss>Life in Sweden"?

did i say that? you are the only one trying to control what people say.

i just tried to move lamy's thread along. the OP was a request to help like sweden. lamy drew a conclusion that it wasn't possible and would eventually leave (when it was right for them). i offered advice to help lamy make the best of enjoying life while here now that a decision had been made. seemed the thread had run its course.
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Posted on: 28.Apr.2016, 10:46 PM





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QUOTE (Lazarzero @ 28.Apr.2016, 04:13 PM) *
if I walk into a restaurant and I don't like the food, I leave and go to a different restaurant. That's common sense. I don't sit down and eat food I don't like. That is not common sense.

if I walk into a clothing store and I don't like the clothes, I leave and go some place else. That's common sense. I don't buy clothes I don't like. That is not common sense.


if you walk into a country and you don't like the people, their customs or what they have on offer, you go to a different country. you don't bitch about it ad nauseum on a discussion forum. that is not common sense.

QUOTE (Lazarzero @ 28.Apr.2016, 04:13 PM) *
And take yer little 007 butt buddy with you fuckers.
my my. not very nice. you could just ignore me like you offer as advice.

QUOTE (Lazarzero @ 28.Apr.2016, 04:13 PM) *
I am entitled to exercise my freedom of speech and trash this place to high hell on the internet. You don't like me exercising my freedom of speech? You don't like me trashing Sweden?

as the above are entitled to their input you just tried to shut down. you're full of contradictions. one might call you a hypocrite wink.gif
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Posted on: 28.Apr.2016, 10:37 PM





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QUOTE (Mzungu @ 28.Apr.2016, 06:17 PM) *
Same old crap..

*different posters*

same ole wise mzungu. all good your way?
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Posted on: 28.Apr.2016, 03:13 PM





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QUOTE (Stpauli @ 28.Apr.2016, 01:50 PM) *
Wow Page 7 and you guys are still bitching?


lamy is trolling lol

QUOTE (Lamy @ 28.Apr.2016, 02:57 PM) *
I meant that I would make babies here, get my parental leave and be lazy like everyone. And then move with husband and kids to a better place. I didn't mean to steal the babies from the swede husband, this is indeed impossible. I have seen a woman from Belgium leaving the country without her kid after a divorce...

Swedish people have hockey and Eurovision to cheer them up.
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Posted on: 28.Apr.2016, 10:22 AM





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QUOTE (Martian @ 27.Apr.2016, 04:00 PM) *
Why do you want to close the thread? You just sounded like a judge with a final verdict. Why not share your experience before concluding the thread is over?
it sounded like the OP's sought advice had been delivered and received. share my experience? life is great, but no one wants to hear that on this thread LOL.


QUOTE (Apache001 @ 27.Apr.2016, 04:11 PM) *
007 does it mean someone would like to move to Sweden by hating it before coming, that's interesting to hear.
i'm not understanding what you're saying, so i'm going to go with: no,it doesn't mean that.

QUOTE (Apache001 @ 27.Apr.2016, 04:11 PM) *
You want us foreigners to fall on the floor and greet Swedes before we are accepted in the society, doesn't that sound socially oppressive, even when many people here have stated all kinds of efforts they are making to blend in.

again, not sure where you're getting this from, but, eh, no, i didn't mean that either.

QUOTE (Lamy @ 27.Apr.2016, 04:49 PM) *
This is a very Swedish reaction from 007. Maybe he has been here for too long. 'Let's not talk anymore'.

smelling troll in that sort of response. baiting people? why?

QUOTE (Lamy @ 27.Apr.2016, 09:47 PM) *
I do think about the day I have kids and I won't relate to them because their Swedish culture will be very strong, I do think about that day I will be old and lonely and surrounded by people that feels like martians to me.

back to the solution you already resolved, you will find like-minded people so you have fun and ultimately plan your exit. what's with the nonsensical and whiney speculation? (smelling more eau-de-troll)

of course, you are very bored, have no friends and want to feel like you're not a loser...that would explain the need to beat this dead horse. go on out and do something. life is out there for the taking smile.gif
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looks like we can close the thread smile.gif
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Posted on: 27.Apr.2016, 02:26 PM





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you have to want to like sweden to like sweden and swedes. you're not there (yet?) Lamy. might be more rewarding for you to accept that, move on from your resentment that swedes aren't what you want them to be and build a network of expats you feel a kinship with. there are loads of them on meetup.com doing all sorts of things.

then maybe when you feel better about yourself in your life in sweden you will be open to liking swedes and living in sweden. and if not, no harm no foul, you carry on with your long-term plans to relocated to london.
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i believe you can reapply for a UT, but it likely begins from zero again. i don't believe they'll require you to leave to reapply.
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it sounds like your sambo is trying to get out of the relationship not only in a very cowardly way, but also in a way that costs him the least (emotionally, financially and effort-wise).

as has been pointed out, you have legal rights that protect you, both to your home and to your rights for financial compensation. you might not feel you have a legal claim to half the value of the flat you share, but since you legally do, that is a huge trump card for you to hold in trying to mediate a reasonable dissolution to your relationship and a equitable and agreeable way to divide your shared assets.

he cannot force you to leave your home (that's not to say he might have tried to change the locks). you should be able to contact the police to get back in. you can certainly call a locksmith to open the door for you (it's your legal residence.)

do you now have permanent residency? do you have an income and can support yourself? if you intend to carry on living in sweden, which is fully within your right as a permanent resident, you need to fight for your housing and your financial positioning. don't quit!
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QUOTE (krill_87 @ 6.Nov.2015, 10:59 AM) *
I'm a permanent resident, here from the United States. Today I read an article about the gang rape which took place in my neighborhood


could you link the article you read? which neighborhood are you talking about?
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if you are an EU citizen and you have a personnummer, they are required by EU law to open a bank account for you. you have no requirement to have a swedish ID and your EU passport is more than enough. just insist.
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QUOTE (Svensksmith @ 18.Jun.2014, 12:12 AM) *
I've thought about what passport has said here, and I agree that there can be some posters who are a bit crotchety from time to time.


ah, encouraging to see that some things never change. though there was a day when posters could throw down with substance (kinda like what cherrybubble was doing).


as for alternatives. i did hear that internations was pretty good (no personal knowledge). funny muddle of too much and too little information out there.
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QUOTE (rg255 @ 26.Sep.2013, 03:11 PM) *
My view is that I should be allowed to use the side of the road as long as I use the road carefully, which I do, and all I ask in return is that the Swedish law protects me from people with a fixation on hating cyclists. Yes, there are some bad cyclists, just as there are some bad drivers, but that doesn't give the right to try and kill someone with your car. A car is a deadly weapon when used in a certain manner and drivers have a responsibility to use their vehicles with the necessary care to prevent it becoming a weapon. They can not take the law in to their own hands, and I am trying to find out if they are even basing their actions on law or a personal opinion.

i have been living with this for 20 years, longer for my swede. i have often offered people who threaten my life when they 'want to teach a lesson' for us to go to the police together. i will take the fine for whatever offense they accuse me of, and they can face prosecution for attempted murder or some somewhat lesser plea.

QUOTE (Jules @ 26.Sep.2013, 05:21 PM) *
cycling up Sveavägen in central Stockholm

i hate those narrow, raised paths on sveavägen. additionally to what you describe they are too narrow to overtake a slower cyclist. i always opt for the open road and ride offensively presuming cars are either not aware i can be there or that they might actually want to 'threaten' me.

QUOTE (Wes @ 27.Sep.2013, 01:45 PM) *
I find the views of many of you appalling and a the view that its ok to run over bikers.

Wes

i agree. over the years, the vitriol for cyclists has increased for whatever reason. i have had people confront me for walking my bike (forgetting that i am a pedestrian at that point.)

sorry to hear you were injured, wes. glad you are healing.

and fwiw, in my 20 years of daily commuting by cycle, i do find that most people are rather cooperative. but i ride rather 'communicatively'. i look people in the eyes (pedestrians, motorists, cyclists) and i ride with consideration to the fact that we are all on the roads; we need to work it out. normally i even have taxi drivers extending me courtesies and people smiling and waving back. sounds incredible i know, but it does happen.

i like the idea of a helmet cam (GoPro or the like) and would be interested to hear what the police would have to say if you filed a police report against aggressors. you should do it.
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someone must have the right to 'sign' for a company. that person may make payments from the corporate account or enter the company into a legal contract. that person or those persons have legal 'signatory power'
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also american with no inferiority complex and need to bash wink.gif

i took the tests over 5 years ago but while there have been additional hoops to jump through, i am pretty sure the written theory test is about the same.

i bought a package of on-line practices tests to use as a method to study. i took them one by one and reviewed the questions i got wrong (the answers gave me the page number in the driving book,) often reading up more about other related topics (on the same/facing/nearby pages that had now become more tangible.) i only moved on to the next test when I could take previous one with a perfect score.

i ran out of time to complete all tests before my real test 'failing' the practice final test the morning of the real deal. since it was paid, i went figuring it was just another practice test. i fully expected to fail. it was great to be so relaxed (resigned to failure). and i think the practice final test was designed to fool me into buying more practice tests since i only got 3 wrong and passed with flying colors.
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there is no standard requirement by any general leases to require a professional cleaning company at the end of a rental contract. ask them to cite where it is stated either through hyresgästförening or hyresnämden what they are referring to. knowledge of those entities should be enough to put a second thought into insisting on any such requirement.

repeat your intention to do the clean you mentioned.

that should be enough to clear up the matter.
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i recommend asking on the www.mumsinsweden.com forum. more serious and knowledgable information there. btw, congratulations!
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QUOTE (Storsjöodjuret @ 12.Apr.2013, 12:22 AM) *
I do wonder what Kang, the Witch, and my cousin Mutley are up to, though.

all available on FB. kang and dock produced milky. witchy shall soon spawn. last saw mutters while celebrating petronella's crossing of the rubicon.

QUOTE (Storsjöodjuret @ 12.Apr.2013, 02:40 AM) *
Zounds! Security protocols have sharpened considerably here in my absence. Clearly smooth talk and light banter will no longer avail me.

It is fine and good for you to examine my identity, but perhaps I could employ the same line of questioning. How do I know who I really am? Perhaps I am someone else and have obfuscated the issue through the use of a false flag foray into this forum? I suspect that you had not considered this possibility. Naturally you are dismayed by my considerable rhetorical skills.

Mi triumfo denove!

ah, delicious echoes of lost, creative era.
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Posted on: 11.Apr.2013, 10:12 PM





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ah, too much spam at the moment. i will post something in the next day or so and leave comments open for 24 hours or require confirmation or something to give you your opportunity.

any chance your fake account on FB will reopen?
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the changes are only to help keep up with the reality of the situation; people have to sublet when they are temporarily away and there is a need for housing greater than supply. as a result, relaxing the penalties that are in place to curb extortion and profiteering will not punish the innocents and keep people from fear of making their space available.

the rules/rights to sublet are still overseen by hyresnämden. specific associations can be more generous than stipulated but not less. with a legitimate reason to sublet you can do so up to two years regardless of what the association thinks. or they can let you sublet forever if they want.
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QUOTE (tinytinis @ 2.Apr.2013, 01:54 PM) *
I really think this should be taken to court; if it had been any other company trying to charge you for something THEY put available on the Internet and try to charge you a fee wtih the motivation that you COULD watch it; they would be put in jail for fraud. However; since this is the state involved I have no clue what so ever if anything can be done?

there is no fraud involved. for all intents and purposes it is a tax. in order to maintain some autonomy over how the revenue is spent, the "tax" is set up as a fee, and fees must be based on something.

they money is to supply and subsidize media content. no one cares if you use it or not, the same way no one cares if you use higher education for yourself or have kids to send to schools. no one cares if you never set foot in a hospital or visit a medical facility. it is there and must be paid for.
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QUOTE (Mzungu @ 3.Apr.2013, 10:31 AM) *
Believe it was a case of no Trow,no Gus,then of course there was the departure of the likes of VHW,Dock,HPK,Braderunner,Holecutter,Mahmood,Ezpen and Alfredo to mention but a few... however one never knows they could well be lurking,awaiting the return of their favorite nemesis or antagonist?

trow stuck it out the longest. gus disappeared in most ways, but did poke his head in on my blog a while back. i am in regular contact with a few of the oldies via FB, some more than others. saw that pagey just said hi, didn't know he had departed to warmer shores.

unfortunately most of the discussion goes the way of "where do i get my toenails cut and why is is so expensive, is it because swedes are so cold and rude?"
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QUOTE (Yorkshireman @ 3.Apr.2013, 01:28 AM) *
Now the rule states that you can charge a rent that does not significantly exceed the capital cost + operating cost. So, this means as before, BRF Fee + something for electricity, broadband, and any other little things you may be charged for as the owner ... plus the cost of capital, but not the actual cost of any mortgage interest etc... but in theory you may not have borrowed to buy the apartment, so the Gov. changed it to be the cost of having capital tied up in the BRF to give a reasonable return. It is assumed this rate is a few percentage points above the Riksbanks reference interest rate. Can't remember off-top-of-head the exact figures.

Another major change to previous legislation is that if you rent out a BRF apartment, and the tenant takes you to Hyresnämnden and they find the rent is too excessive they cannot back date it as before for 12 months they can only backdate any repayment to the actual date the tenant registered the case with them.

thanks yorkshireman for a nice summary of the new application of the rental restrictions. very informative.
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QUOTE (Mzungu @ 31.Mar.2013, 07:30 PM) *
007,Good to see you still pop in occasionally,and that you keep contact with a handful of old posters...times change,unfortunately for TL it was not for the good...

The return of a few of the old war horses would certainly bring the forum back to life...come on, just for old times sake!

*one can only be optimistic*

i think the glory days are behind us mzungu, sadly. i will poke in a little more frequently now for a tad to see how it goes..so i am game. where is gus? i know miss kitten also peruses when the feline fancy strikes.
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