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Rick Methven
Posted on: 24.Mar.2020, 06:59 AM





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QUOTE (cootje1976 @ 23.Mar.2020, 08:32 PM) *
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The Netherlands just decided to sharpen the rules even more, just one step before a lockdown. I do believe that Sweden will at some point explode with new cases, it is just a matter of time. Probably it is already the case, but we will never know. Meanwile some idiots are still comparing the Swedish numbers as being 'favorable'compared to the rest, but the rest is actually doing a bit more testing then them.

And then that Tegnell fella; he is actually doing and saying a lot of things opposite of what the WHO dictates. Like the following statement:

" Det kommer lugna sig ordenligt maj ut. Vi har ett v?der som viruset inte tycker om p? samma s?tt och vi har f?rhoppningsvis s? pass m?nga immuna i samh?llet, s?ger han i SVT:s ?Agenda?."

The above is the exact same statement that the WHO clearly contradicts. And not only that if you check the spread in warm countries, it is more or less the same once transmission is in effect.

So this fool is seriously misinformed; outside of the fact that not that much is known about the virus, this is a horrible gamble. It's called 'Novel' because there is no shit yet that works against it, or at least not properly tested. Plus the mere fact that this guy is doing and saying this, is beyond me. But then again, maybe in a couple of years when this blows over we'll see what will be the end result.

Basically all is gone already:
No containment
No tracking
No testing

Then the PM comes on to give a statement. Thought it was going to be something special. Perhaps some tighter controls and measures? Smaller groups like any other country?
No. The same bullshit that they have been dictating from day one. Nothing less and nothing new.
I guess the Swedish way is to just put yer head in the sand and wait until it just blows over. The main reason as one Swede said today is to prevent 'panic'. Nonsense.
Panic is the one thing that got the Chinese to stop this in its tracks right now.

Panic
Take control
Containment
Enforcement

Hands down the best approach. Can it come back? Of course, but with the measures in place they have the tools to cut local transmission, which is exactly what happened. Most if not all of the new case are imported, and are detected because of the measures.

Europe had a 2 month head start that they fucked up. Europe is waking up, except... Sweden. All the way in the back of the bus..


Welcome to pandorum...


Tegnell counting on warmer weather to stop the virus should look at Australia where it is summer, it seems to be spreading well there despite the warm weather.
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Rick Methven
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Went to the Gym today, was pleased to see staff disinfecting equipment, then saw one member at the wash basin carefully washing his hands before putting his mouth around the tap to take a drink.
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Rick Methven
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QUOTE (djmarko @ 23.Jan.2020, 11:08 AM) *
Absolutely correct! i had to ask for more money from the bank after been outbid

The same here. When I told the banker what house I wanted to buy he estimated the selling price and gave me a loan of 90% but I had go higher and went back for a higher loan to secure e house.
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Rick Methven
Posted on: 22.Jan.2020, 07:54 PM





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If you are an EU citizen you can come to Sweden for 3 months without a problem after that you must register with the local tax office ( skatteverket) then you have to show you have to prove sufficient fund to remain without state aid. Thereafter you can register as self employed ( enskild firma) and start trading and register for VAT. Your past history in another country is of no interest to Skatteverket only your status in Sweden.
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Rick Methven
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QUOTE (AlexPopov @ 15.Jan.2020, 10:22 AM) *
@Svedellas, please do not write in my topics. Do not answer my questions. I do not like your attitude and behavior. Keep your opinions for yourself. They are useless.

I will have legal work permit & residency. I have friends who received loan commitments and purchased their apartments in a couple of months after moving to Sweden. Waiting 4 years - this is not true.

I got a mortgage from my bank in 2008 after being in the country for 5 years and had also had a bank account in Sweden for 18 years every case is different and individual. What you must be aware of is you first need to establish yourself get settled in in the country and find the area where you want to live before asking for a bank loan. A loan is given for a specific property which you want to buy against your estimated credit value, the more history you have the better. You should also understand that property is bought by a bidding system and the price quoted is really the start price, the actual selling price will be at least 25% more and in some highly sought after areas can be double the minimum asking price. Most sensible people rent for a couple of years before buying.
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Rick Methven
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Which is why I cashed in all my UK pensions and other assets when I moved to Sweden in 2003.
With A no deal Brexit looming in 10 days, I must have been clairvoyant. 16 years ago.
The downside has been it has not stopped UK based financial service companies pestering me with cold calls.
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Rick Methven
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You would normally have to have a minimum of 12 months employment with a Swedish company and permanent employment status to get a mortgage.
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This question has asked by the missus again today nearly 8 years on and neither she or I are any the wiser. But it was nice coming up with this old thread from the days when this forum was fun. Where o where are the old crowd?
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Rick Methven
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 1.Nov.2017, 12:05 AM) *
Sweden will be a part of Greater Eurabia and the Vasa Museum will be a Mosque and the Feminists will flourish in their new role of subservience!!! blink.gif

Still shit stirring I see, keep up the good work
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Rick Methven
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it is quite normal for companies to send an invoice for a service which is actually an offer, Neither party is bound until you accept the offer by paying the faktura.
I get several every week for breakdown service insurance, magazines etc which I use to light the fire.
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QUOTE (Hisingen @ 18.Mar.2016, 06:13 PM) *
Then he could be an advocate of licenciatism or postalism ? ?

I seem to remember from way - way back when - where those doing bird (from the Cockney slang 'bird lime = time' for the uninitiated) had to pick hemp during their incarceration, among other things. Nowadays they have cell phones (??) TV and access to the Internet and heaven knows what, that many on the outside never have a chance of having.

cool.gif

The time is fast approaching when us pensioners will be doing crimes to get sent to prison. much better life than on the outside.
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Question is do you want becomminga British passport if the UK leaves the EU. I am thinking of becoming Swedish.
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Rick Methven
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[quote name='Hisingen' post='881232' date='4.Jan.2016, 11:39 PM']Go ahead with your Guinness, and thank you for that old friend. I was worried there for a few minutes, bearing in mind the hours I spent achieving that masterpiece. rolleyes.gif
Now I can go back to my glass of Strongbow (bought from the British Corner Shop I might add, and which was included in my pre-Christmas purchase). It is real nice when the delivery van turns up with the latest order, even if the driver has to stagger the last few yards under the weight. I usually get him to put it down inside the door to make it easier for me.

By the by - I managed to nobble that spammer Bj
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Rick Methven
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First time on the forum for ? couple of months. Last time for another few months.
Somebody PM me if there is a seismic change.
I will not hold my breath
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It seems that a lot of cyclists believe that they always have the right of way in any situation and can ignore signs and other road users.
I was on my way home today from town when an old guy (older than my youthful 70 years) on a racing bike shot off a cycle track on to a pedestrian crossing right in front of me. He was doing at least 20 kph, I was going at 30 with my speed limiter engaged. I saw him coming from my left just in time to stop on the crossing. He then starts giving me a mouthful that I should have stopped earlier a let him pass and that I had now spoilt his speed trial!! I told him that it was a pedestrian crossing not a cycle crossing but he claimed he still had the right of way. To him and anybody else who thinks that cyclists can ride over a pedestrian crossing, be informed that a marked crossing that is not controlled by lights is for walking on only.cyclists must push their cycles over a crossing after ensuring that their is no car on the road close to the crossing.
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QUOTE (Emerentia @ 30.Jul.2015, 10:40 PM) *
Define what you mean by racist. Is it racist if an employer who have customers or clients who speaks Swedish and English hire a person who speaks Swedish and English over a person who speaks, for instance Urdu and English with an Indian accent that is a hard for the customer and clients to understand? Compare to your own country, how easy would it be for a Swede who didn't speak the language of that country to get a job. How racist are people from your country on a scale from 1-10? How many immigrants/capita does your country have per year? Does those immigrant get jobs, well paid jobs, on arrival?

And what do you mean by "feel accepted"? Some immigrants seem to think that Swedes are racists if they are not handed everything they want on a platter. That Swedes somehow are here to serve them. "What?! Why didn't I get a Swedish girlfriend on arrival?! How very racist of them!" "What?! Didn't I get a bunch of friends, a house, a job, an free education?! That's so racist!".

What do you want from Swedes or Sweden to "feel accepted"? In most cases immigrants are treated like ju everybody else, but immigrants wants strangers to smile and talk to them on the bus (and if the strangers are women, preferably also give them their phone number and go out for a drink with them... otherwise we're stonehearted ice queens...Oh, I forgot racist stonehearted ice queens...). That people don't talk to you, smile at you, or offer you things doesn't mean that we're racist, we treat everybody like that, we're just minding our own business and expect you to do the same. But some immigrants seem to think that it's all about them, and that Swedes should change to suit their needs and wants.

Exactly, but expect to be called a racist for saying it.
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You need a clear view to the southeast 28.2 deg E to get Sky or Freesat and around 150cm dish. You will have a problem getting permission to errect such a dish. Your best bet is internet TV via a VPN or a smart box. You can also get the Filmon app and project to your TV.
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I just got a PM from a spammer and saw that he had started a thread re Ivory coast. I tried to block him but TL does not think it is spam
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This is a spammer even if TL dates not. I even got a PM from this guy with the same message
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Give the sparrow some wholemeal bread soaked in warm water. To the OP wring the crows neck they are a pest that should be shot on sight.
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Give the sparrow some wholemeal bread soaked in warm water. To the OP wring the crows neck they are a pest that should be shot on sight.
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The great British myth, only houses made of brick are solid, safe or morgageable! What a plonker
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As most modern cars have complicated electronics, putting on a tow bar and connecting up the lights socket to the system is not simple, so you would be best advised to go to a main dealer for the car.
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The law is down to where you are registered as resident. Both Germany and Sweden require you to register your place of residence. In Sweden when you register with your local Skatteverket, you are liable for tax on your worldwide income in Sweden and as far as EU law is concerned any car that you own must be registered, taxed and insured in the country that you are officially resident irrespective of your nationality.
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Any Muslims in Kiruna are going to be hungry in the next 3 weeks when the sun never sets!!
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