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Johno
Posted on: 11.Apr.2018, 01:11 PM





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The sabre rattling and threats from the EU negotiators and "remainers" in prominent places says a lot. eg UK to Europe planes will cease to fly on Brexit day, free roaming for mobile phones will no longer happen and so on. Blair asking Merkel to do everything in her power to prevent Brexit is the latest good deed by the man sees his yearning to be EU President thwarted.
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Johno
Posted on: 11.Apr.2018, 09:54 AM





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My country voted to leave the EU, they decided to give up their freedom and isolate themselves from the rest of the growing world.

Well I and my country voted to free ourselves from the appalling EU one track federalist policies and lack of respect for democracy or any view but their own. Also to gain freedom to determine our own future regarding currency, borders, immigration and much more. Good trade deals will happen for sure including with the EU.

And look at growth in the EU, especially those parts affected by having the Euro and having their economic policies essentially controlled by Germany, whose own priorities and economic success are paramount.
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Johno
Posted on: 8.Aug.2017, 01:18 PM





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Thanks for the reply. I have a sim from vectonemodile ordered which hasn't come yet. But checking out their plans, too many seem not to include roaming. You seem to need to keep topping up on the pricier plans every 30 days to keep roaming live, though I haven't completely grasped the fine print.

Looking at lycamobile as well as their roaming seems to apply on all plans. Anyone with them ?
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Johno
Posted on: 5.Aug.2017, 10:00 AM





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Anyone now without a personnummer wanting a sim card that can be used both inside and outside Sweden ie with roaming included, will now find it a lot more expensive . My own need is for a sim to use a mobile normally inside Sweden and to get occasional calls and texts when outside Sweden. For Comviq for example if already a registered customer it appears a Fastpris contract is the only way. Not cheap.

My searchings indicates that Lycamobile offers the cheapest packages with roaming included, where you can register without a personnummer. Does anyone know of a better deal ?
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Johno
Posted on: 15.Apr.2017, 12:32 PM





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This is important to me as it shows that people are interested in my story.

Me, me, me ! The "I want it all" generation. So why, why, why ? Personally I find the Arthur Foundation more deserving !
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Johno
Posted on: 8.Apr.2017, 09:25 AM





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They will like him even less now that Donald was seen to be right about Sweden. And to be a great statesman taking a measured strike against Syria, showing Obama up to be just a gutless windbag.

By the way, we were treated last night on the BBC News to Maddy Savage no less reporting from Stockholm. Only spoilt by what seemed to be an age before she started speaking to the camera !
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Johno
Posted on: 26.Feb.2017, 02:15 PM





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THE LOCAL RESTRICTS "NEWS" DEEMED "CRIME REPORTS" FROM ACTIVE TOPICS.
PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW, TO VIEW THESE OTHER STORIES.

http://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showforum=86


And this highlights just how few people bother to respond to the sensational rubbish posted. Even when looking under Today's Active Topics , you see few responses.

Message - saturation means loss of interest. If only the message would sink in !
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Johno
Posted on: 24.Feb.2017, 10:29 AM





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So as a trial solution I have split the forum section into two.

Are you deluded? As a once regular viewer and poster, and I suspect like most others, I log onto here by selecting "Today's Active Topics". And these days see a continuous stream of nauseating and purely sensationalist posts by Savage.

Only when I first discovered this site did I ever go through the Topics.

You just confirm that letting Savage loose on here is Local policy, and you haven't a clue on how to restore it to its previous helpful status, with lots of helpful stuff plus sharp if occasional raucous topics.
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Johno
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Funny that I just the other day posted saying I had had it with this site.

But this thread has raised 2 things that really address the problem.

That while there are contributors on here who belong to the "I am never joining Facebook" head-in-the-sand group, this forum really will die. Too long to explain, those who don't get it never will.

And secondly while Savage has this weird idea notion that "real Swedish News is" the lowest of tabloid trash linked to Swedish newspaper sites, users will also depart and new users will be turned off. The headline posted is sensationalist, and from experience linking to any Swedish language source is a real turn off. So the threads really do fall on stony ground.

But both points will fall on deaf ears, but I have had my 5 pennyworth. Hej d?!
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Johno
Posted on: 12.Jan.2017, 05:02 PM





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Well, why have I stopped posting ?

The trolls who posted regularly a few years ago.
The Local hiding this forum to make it clear that it was no longer valued
The absence now of folk with genuine enquiries
The arrival of folk like Gjeebes with their vile anti Swedish posts
And not the least of Savage starting far too many awful threads based on dreadful non-news topics.

What purge ?
You mean the deliberate attempts by The Local to drive this forum into oblivion ?
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Johno
Posted on: 7.Jan.2017, 03:02 PM





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Checked SVAR birth index and she was born 8 Aug 1893 in Liatorp, Stenbrohult, Kronobergs. Type Liatorp (just that, it seems to be unique) into Google Maps and you will find the place today.
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Johno
Posted on: 29.Jun.2015, 12:35 PM





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To The Local. Its spam, believe me.
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Posted on: 29.Jun.2015, 12:32 PM





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Spam button not working !
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Posted on: 22.Jun.2015, 12:46 PM





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Complete source http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3415793
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Posted on: 9.Apr.2015, 10:13 AM





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This thread apparently got rid of my problems logging in.

Wow, me too
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Johno
Posted on: 28.Oct.2013, 05:27 PM





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Have any body experience of piratical driving test in winter?

Well, I know what you meant to say, but I have this vision of you driving around with a parrot on your shoulder, a dagger in your teeth and flying a skull and crossbones flag. Oh, and the hat
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Posted on: 28.Oct.2013, 11:37 AM





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I have sympathy for him.

Not for someone who wants to cut corners and cheat the system.
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Posted on: 27.Oct.2013, 10:34 AM





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Two different systems, and requirements from the Swedish Embassy that cannot be met because the systems are so different. Except that they surely should be acquainted with the UK system.

Simply the UK does not require proof of a birth or any documentation to be taken when registering. It requires the mother, or father if the parents are married, to go personally to register the birth within 42 days. But every birth is registered, since possession of birth, then marriage and finally death certificates is a base requirement for so many facets of UK existence. (Plus a NI number in due course, the UK equivalent of PN).

Could you fake the existence of a child - in theory - has anyone ever done it ? Ever ?.

ps There is now the means of registering births to same sex couples and other unusual circumstances - only added before some smarty pants chooses to point this out, though its irrelevant here.
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Johno
Posted on: 27.Oct.2013, 08:04 AM





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An indication of how low this forum has sunk with folks fishing up 9 month old threads about scissors ! And how boring it is that this my first post for 2 weeks ! sad.gif
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Doesn't the Swedbank app do it ?
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Posted on: 14.Oct.2013, 04:29 PM





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The web site page I gave the link for does say

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If you are a jobseeker, you do not have to register after having been in Sweden for three months. If you have not obtained a job within six months, the Migration Board can demand proof that you are actively looking for work and that you have a good chance of finding it. You need to have enough money to support yourself while looking for work, for example through unemployment benefits from your country of origin.

Which seems a bit crazy - how do they know you are in Sweden? I can only say that when it gets to 6 months without a job you in are do-do, unless you have some funds. No job, no PN ?
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Other people have mentioned migrationsverket, but since i'm an EU citizen i don't see what this accomplishes.

You do not get a PN until you are resident. Also, although you are an EU citizen you do not have unconditional right to residence, which is why you go to them to register to stay over the allowed 3 months. Your steps are move there/apply to Migrationsverket and when they have given you long term right of residence (note not temporary) then you can apply for a PN. Read all the threads on here asking for how to do it, or study the Migrationsverket web site.

Try http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/147_en.html for starters.
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Posted on: 12.Oct.2013, 04:02 PM





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förut vs innan

Förut stands alone as an expression of time.
Innan in front of another word. As in the book title "Innan frosten", Before the frost. A Wallander book.
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Posted on: 12.Oct.2013, 03:21 PM





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The answer to the first is already on The Local http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/theswedishteacher/2012/08/

That problem solved. And look through the others by her. Start at the early ones. Good luck.
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Posted on: 11.Oct.2013, 09:05 PM





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My grammar book takes 14 pages to go through forming plurals comprehensively. There might only be 5 declensions and what you describe above is given as a simple diagram there but its too simplistic. Only by going through the 14 pages will you grasp enough to fairly reliably get it right for a new word. Its why I have a good Swedish dictionary (note, not Swedish/English) to look up definitives and plurals if in doubt..
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