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mjennin2
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QUOTE (Grommet @ 31.Dec.2020, 09:45 AM) *
Wow, that's quite the story. Nearly a month? My god, how did you manage to make it through this catastrophe?

If you call the hotline, you can probably receive some emergency counselling. No one should have to suffer "an online purchase gone wrong", alone.


In this instance, I would more feel sorry that you have so much free time as to read and waste this part of your life responding to an otherwise extremely dull question about a purchase refund. Have you not better things to do with your life? Corona got you down?

Hopefully you have a better year this year *thumbs up*
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Posted on: 30.Dec.2020, 09:18 AM





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QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 29.Dec.2020, 08:18 PM) *
When did that change? People I know living with their parter have been quoted 5 years by Mv in 2019.

It's been that way for a while, as far as I know. Certainly has been that way since 2015 when I started looking into MV crap for myself wacko.gif
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QUOTE (Essingen55 @ 29.Dec.2020, 09:27 PM) *
You do realise that if you have a choice and are able to do, it is always better to pay with a credit card than a debit card don't you. You would then have an eventual claim against the card issuer.

I don't use credit cards. My house is my line of credit if I ever need it wink.gif I threw my credit cards away about 7 years ago after paying them off and live off of cash now. It's a personal decision that doeesn't suit everyone, of course.
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QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 28.Dec.2020, 08:38 PM) *
This won't help you but my dealings with Klarna has always been good. They issue refunds immediately to my Klarna account or if it is to my bank account it is the next day.

Klarna has online chat function to their support so you don't need to sit on a phone for 45 minutes. If you don't have time to sit by a computer they have email contact too.

You are better off writing to them than writing here.

Unfortunately I have opened a chat with them 3 times - the first two were helpful, but the last one was not. She told me if I wanted any more updates, to just call the line. Maybe I just got shit customer service on that last one...
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Posted on: 28.Dec.2020, 10:58 AM





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When it comes to citizenship, I'm a little out of the loop but I would say -- be prepared that it could take a long time. I quit facebook 2 months ago but even up until that point, all the british moms in the Mums in Sweden group (which has several thousand members - not just a few) were all waiting 18+ months despite being married to swedes, employed, had dual-citizen children, etc. and still were waiting with no end in sight.

It's a conundrum, and it has really confused me over the years. Citizenship is a craps shoot. It seems to take either 2 weeks or 2 years. I applied last year and got mine in 2 months. It seems that most Americans (at least the ones I knew) were getting theirs within 2 weeks of waiting this year. I hear this rumor that UK folks are being fast-tracked and that's why the listed wait times are so long, but I personally don't know a single UK citizen who has gotten their citizenship in less than at least 1 year of waiting.

Take it with a grain of salt as it's only my one singular observation, but the one thing i can say for certain is that it is 0% predictable. There is no rhyme or reason for why some people get it sooner than others. I am dying to know why that's the case, just out of curiosity. Because every other type of application has a somewhat predictable wait time affixed to it. But with this, you could have the easiest case on god's green earth and still wait 2+ years. It is maddening.
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QUOTE (Anders @ 28.Aug.2020, 04:22 PM) *
Also checkout if there is some reko-rings near you where you can sell your produce.

Thanks for the tip, will do! <3

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Our main interest is just to provide as close to all the needs for our family, and then to make a few bucks on the side by selling the excess. Our pumpkin patch is currently on the scale of "global takeover" ;D I can't wait to invite my american friends (and swedish family) up so they can pick their own pumpkins. We're going to make apple cider and a hay maze for the kids and make a whole classic American experience out of it. It will be a spectical, I'm sure wink.gif
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Perhaps it depends on where you come from. I lived my first 31 years in Los Angeles and I wake up enamoured by the beauty of the nature here every day. Every season has some new natural beauty to observe. Clean air, fresh water, so much space and peace and quiet. The fishing, the rivers and lakes to kayak, the wildlife... the solitude is delicious. And as an avid trail runner, the freedom of endlessly unspoiled running paths or trails you can carve yourself is heaven smile.gif

I suppose if I was coming from somewhere like British Columbia, I'd feel Sweden would be a downgrade of sorts. But it can only go up from what I'm used to wink.gif
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QUOTE (Skogsbo1 @ 28.Aug.2020, 08:08 AM) *
What to grow. That really depends on your location, full sun or shaded, are the trees yours to thin. Soil; thin, low nutrient and stoney. Or are in a flat glacial plain which have some of the better soils in sweden. Then there is compost, manure or a wood burner for ash to modify the soil according to crop. The science can go deep, but some very slight changes can make a difference.

All great input! We have begun to source contacts for the local stores and restaurants near us. I think we'll wait to make contact until next fall because we want to scale up and see what is reasonable before we try to set any ball into motion. "Don't quit your day job", ya know? wink.gif We have a lot of trees that are ours to fell but we also live on the countryside and getting flis is pretty easy to come by. Compost will be a big cost next year, we do need to enrich our soil a bit. We have 3 years' worth of it at home but it still won't be enough to cover the area we are planning. We have our chicken and goat waste, though, and our neighbors have horses that use some of our acreage so we're doing a trade off and they're giving us all the manuere, so we have that. Stony land that I'm working right now to remove as much as I can, but that will be something done over time too. We've been looking heavily into no-dig beds and will be testing things out on a small scale this fall/winter and next year before we make any big investments, but I agree - we are quite eager to get our hands on a poly tunnel. Hard to remain patient when you get excited about something eh? smile.gif
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QUOTE (ChocOwl @ 28.Aug.2020, 07:08 AM) *
Also, it would help if you specify your zone coz this is one long country we got here and there are very different outlooks in Korpilombolo vs. Tomelilla.

Good point! I live in central v?stra g?taland smile.gif
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Wondering if there are any farmsteaders in here, and any tips on how to be as successful as possible in this climate?

Husband and I are absolutely in love with our little slice of heaven here. We sit on about 2 acres and have been slowly developing it over the past several years, but even still, hardly a fraction is being used by us; mostly it's just free range for our goats, chickens and kids.

This year we developed what we thought was a small vegetable garden (in relation to our land size) and the excess we produced was so much that we couldn't give away our produce quick enough. We have fallen so in love with the work and lifestyle of produce farming that we are preparing to expand and try our hand at a small scale farmstead next year with the hopes that we can slowly ramp up production over the years and do it for a living.

So with that as a preface, I'm curious to know if others do this as well? Do you have any tips or advice on stuff you wish you knew in the beginning? YouTube has been a fantastic resource for us in learning stuff, but I'm interested to learn more about what crops do well in this climate in things such as cold frames. We'll be buying a poly tunnel next year but as of right now, only have small indoor greenhouse tents to pre-propagate.

Shot in the dark, but figured I'd hop on here and see if anyone has any input! smile.gif
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QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 7.Jun.2020, 06:40 PM) *
Feminism isn't anti-male. Militant feminists are but the feminist movement is about equality which as a man I approve of.

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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 5.May.2020, 03:07 PM) *
I had posted before that it seems no effort we make to stop pandemics work unless we vaccinate...However the virus eventually weakens on its own, loses the ability to infect and disappears...

History will prove that...they come and they go...

I am hearing now that it was here earlier than thought, it may have been in France in late December, these things are really not easy to track...

Here is the article:

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05...ead-europe.html


As my boss has always said, successful viruses don?t kill their hosts. Evolution favors a host that can survive the replication and infection phases. But I think it will also weaken because eventually, without an effective treatment or vaccine, it will end up picking off the low lying fruit as nature always tends to do. Culling the herd :/

But as time goes on, the research should indicate treatments to keep it from being so lethal. ARBs, ACE2 inhibitors, blood thinners, screenings for issues that are proving to compound individuals who are otherwise deemed to have ?no underlying conditions? (those with MTHFR mutations, antiphospholipid syndrome, blood clotting factors, etc. Maybe certain interleukin-blocking therapies could be useful. After all, it isn?t entirely the virus that kills, but rather often times our body?s own immune response that does. Therapies that can mitigate this will likely be a much better way to improve survival rates and lessen transmission windows than a vaccine, especially if this one continues to mutate into a variety of strains that each mutate according to their own will.

My 2-cents: regardless of how the various global strategies play out, Sweden took an unnecessarily wreckless gamble. They had enough of an indication to have imposed a 2-week quarantine on people returning from sportlov until they had time to assess the situation (but they didn?t), they assumed this virus operated like SARS-CoV-1 (even when current research showed it didn?t), they publicized until April that it wasn?t even transmissible when a person didn?t have symptoms (even though it was already obvious it did), and they chose to willingly let it sweep in with the goal in mind not to minimize it; but to keep it paced. Without having any information on long term damage that could be suffered by survivors. Lung damage, rental damage.. studies show that the virus replicates efficiency in the testes due to the ACE2 receptors in there. What if the virus somehow damaged the testes and created an entire global population of survivors that will suffer from infertility? Not the worst thing in the world, of course wink.gif BUT that would have a big impact of genetic diversity, depending on how it all went down. These are serious things to consider.

Had they chosen to lockdown just for a couple weeks to assess the situation, gather a little more intel, and stock their facilities better, they probably would have had the opportunity to make sure ?ldreboende personnel were properly equipped and trained, and the death toll could have been significantly lower.

But who knows. I feel like I?ve been through the 5 stages of grief with this country?s response and now I?ve come to accept it for what it is and just don?t really care anymore. *shrugs*
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Married to my Swedish husband, both our kids (3 and 1) were born here.

Applied on April 7th last year for citizenship and got my positive decision the day before midsommar.

As for the actual passport itself, I think it only took like 5 days after I applied for it at the police station? It was super quick.
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QUOTE (sotkille @ 28.Jun.2019, 03:08 PM) *
not good comments respect please.

Ut-oh... the Comments Police seems to have arrived... ph34r.gif
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