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skogsbo
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I'd be surprised if you had a Swedish passport and citizenship without already having a personal number.

I'd speak to one of the Swedish consulates in the UK. They are paid to deal with these things.

That or speak to the tax office or migration in sweden.

You'll need to dig out some documentary evidence, parents etc. But if you are Swedish there will be a paper trail some where, because the personal ID number is issued when you are born, you will be in the system.

Note. Residency is irrelevant if you are a Swedish citizen.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 10.Oct.2019, 05:54 AM





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Top loans.

You won't get one if you have not shown any capacity to save at least some of the deposit though.
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Posted on: 2.Oct.2019, 06:47 PM





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Gjeebes... ever thought of getting a hobby?
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Posted on: 2.Oct.2019, 04:18 PM





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Just look at what the base rate is. The rate they offer. That's their margin.
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Posted on: 30.Sep.2019, 09:02 PM





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You don't get a certificate. But if there was a fire an insurance company would want to see invoices of relevant work done by someone qualified.

Them not being from sweden or to Swedish regs. Might be sufficient excuse for them not to pay out. Same with plumbing and flood damage etc.

I've renovated a few properties and tend to have an agreement where I do lots of the cabling runs, conduits, first fix stuff etc. They connect and test.
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Posted on: 26.Sep.2019, 05:49 AM





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Have you got a job and employer ?
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Posted on: 20.Sep.2019, 06:54 AM





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QUOTE (djmarko @ 19.Sep.2019, 12:22 PM) *
Sweden is an international city, export driven market, loads of multi-national companies operate from Sweden, why is it hard for people to settle in besides the language as touted by some in here?

I suspect it's the same as any where.

It's an internations survey, an expats social group you pay to join. They only meet in the 3 biggest cities and have little mini clubs or groups for hobbies or pastimes. My feel from it and yes I've been to one of their evening social events, was that it's primarily used by people when they first arrive, don't speak much Swedish. Everything it offers can be found in any normal Swedish town if you just go out and speak to people, jlin local clubs etc. So I consider the survey be totally unrepresentative of sweden migrant population.
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Posted on: 19.Sep.2019, 11:08 AM





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i think the reality is most Swedes, or in any country have school friends, family, uni friends, sports or hobbies clubs friends etc.. If a migrant moves into the house next door, the swede probably doesn't need a new best friend, nor do they likely have the time.

Internationas, that does explain it some what, a group operating in English would imply perhaps all aren't as integrated as they are willing to admit.

If you took a job in France and didn't learn French I'm sure it would be the same or worse.

Either way it's good. Don't want the country to get too crowded, it's nice to have the open spaces!!
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Posted on: 19.Sep.2019, 05:56 AM





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Spare me, what was their main gripe? Language?
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Posted on: 17.Sep.2019, 10:42 AM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 17.Sep.2019, 09:04 AM) *
I believe it was a woman who put the anti abortion law in place in Alabama.

A woman’s education has nothing to do with abortion... what are you implying with that? Rich educated woman also have abortions and they also want to be in charge of their bodies.

Your last paragraph... yes, that is what we call pro choice... where if you want to have an abortion you can, and if you don’t want to, then you don’t.

What influence does a badly educated women have over abortion legislation?

Rich people and churches lobby their senators etc... average Joe has no say.

Lobby power and money rule, the same with guns and the nsa.
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Posted on: 17.Sep.2019, 10:39 AM





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Educated people are usually less influenced by medieval beliefs.

Rich people have less pressures that might motivate an abortion, such as childcare and employment.

Some of the USA stuff is just tradition. Many of the early founding fathers were from branches of Christianity in Europe that were considered too extreme in Europe in the 1700 and 1800s. That's why there are masses of small niche churches, generally practising at the extreme end of the scale.
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Posted on: 17.Sep.2019, 07:42 AM





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Why is it the rich white men in the USA that decide the abortion laws in the USA. Many of them in office probably never even changed a nappy/diaper, they had staff for that.

I suspect a poor, badly education women's perspective might differ. They'll be the one who has to actually bring the unwanted child up.

Why doesn't the USA have a national referendum on it, or simply let people decide themselves. Then everyone can live to their own wishes and not those of others.
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Posted on: 15.Sep.2019, 06:31 PM





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Gjeebes
My point about energy source, wasn't that energy use doesn't matter, but you can compare electricity use between two countries as a benchmark of how green they are, when they could generate their power by completely different means.

Yeah, I agree with the rest of what you say. The only reason the eu looks better is because it's out sourced all the manufacturing pollution to Asia.

I don't think it's that people don't care, they just think someone else will some how fix it.

Lights of course, same here. I don't want to use or pay for anything more than I need to.(tight yorkshireman.)
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QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 15.Sep.2019, 03:13 PM) *
India and China are the worst polluters on the planet...

Carbon dioxide emmisions;

1. China
2. USA
3.India

But is China the worst polluter because we get it to make all the most polluting products, then import them?

It's quite easy to off shore all your bad habits and pretend you're clean.
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Posted on: 15.Sep.2019, 07:03 AM





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QUOTE (Gjeebes @ 14.Sep.2019, 09:29 AM) *
And we can only hope that India and China never catch up with the wasteful living standards of the West.

The only hope is that many leap over the technology we have used in the last 50 years and embrace the emerging tech. Their first car will be electric etc.
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Posted on: 14.Sep.2019, 06:41 AM





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You really are in denial aren't you.
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Posted on: 13.Sep.2019, 07:31 PM





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QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 13.Sep.2019, 03:58 PM) *
In 1948 millions of people on the Indian continent moved because of religious/political reasons, they can also move because of the weather...

If there were no people in a hurricanes path would it be as bad as predicted???

Don't forget climate change is a fairly slow event, there is plenty of time to adjust...

Yes and all those people in poor countries won't want to move to another poor country. They'll be wanting to be your neighbour.

Hurricanes. Yeah could empty all the southern states, too where?

Climate change slow, 15 of the world's hottest years have been in the last 20 years. In climate terms that's exceptionally rapid.
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Posted on: 13.Sep.2019, 03:29 PM





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Venice? Insignificant number of affluent people who can easily move.

Bangladesh. Millions with next to nothing, who csnt afford to anything.

I think you might not be sensing the true scale of man's current fate.

What about when the next massive hurricane hits the USA, of they have to create a new factor 6 hurricane, because some level 5s are worse than others.
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QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 13.Sep.2019, 03:13 PM) *
Predicted doom is "false news"...Just look at the places around the world that once were inhabited, that are now empty...What happened to the people???

They MOVED away!!!

Precisely. If you look at the number of people living 5m or less above current sea levels, it's a vast number. Millions, if not a billion.

The last time in man's history these kind of changes happened, man was a Hunter gatherer and probably just moved their tent!

How many Bangladeshis is you local town prepared to accept? Etc.. the west has caused or created most of the problem. We should be prepared to accept most casualties.
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Google what is or how to write a business plan. That should throw out many of the answers you need and it's worth doing in it's own right.
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QUOTE (Hopgood @ 13.Sep.2019, 08:04 AM) *
Interesting this thread made it to 3 pages already, and not a soul has answered the question posed in the opening post:



I suppose this means that people actually don’t know how much they are consuming!

Because it's irrelevant. What matters is the carbon footprint of your household.

Oh look I don't use any electricity, aren't i great, but then they might heat their house using fossils fuel directly, buy in take away everyday to eat, buy all their goods online from the other side of world, collect old diesels and ragger cars... and thus have a truly massive carbon footprint.

The problem currently is it's quite easy to look green, but all you've really done is out sourced your emmisions to another person, business or country. Most of Europe looks greener, but that is because mass polluting China builds so much stuff for us.
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Of coutse there are carbon and raw material costs in construction of green energy sources. Nothing will ever be entirely neutral, but even just lowering inputs is far better than increasing them which was the path we were on.

Batteries; yeah a massive problem yet to be truly resolved. Charge time, endurance, rare earth metals, recycling.. all to be over come. But improvements will come and most solutions will be better than an internal combustion engine.

Electeicty sources; I agree it is of less value driving an electric car if your power comes from burning stuff like lignite as Germany does. And if everyone suddenly wanted an electric car there would not be the power available, these things take time.

There are benefits now though, it's easier to catch pollution on one plant than millions of individual cars. That means less pollution on a street level where folk live.

It's easy to knock it, forget extinction rebellion nonsense they are dreamers, we are in early stages of perhaps a 100 year shift towards being near carbon neutral. Many of todays schemes will fail, but that's progress others will work and on we go forwards. It's only by being negative and doing nothing that will stop us moving forwards at all.

Ps. Tesla is a toy for the rich, a gimmick to show what's possible. It has helped make electric cars etc cool and thousands will now buy leafs etc.. thus encouraging tech to progress.
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QUOTE (Gjeebes @ 11.Sep.2019, 07:00 PM) *
"It's not what you use but how's it is produced that causes the pollution."

Geesus people are thick.

Using the energy that is produced, by energy production methods that creates pollution, causes more energy to be produced, and hence is a DIRECT cause of pollution.

Duh!

No.

Use electricity sourced from wind, solar etc you create less carbon emmissions than burning coal or oil to create the same amount of power. It's pretty simple really.

Ps. I'll give you clue... go look for the exhaust pipe on a tesla.
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QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 11.Sep.2019, 11:33 AM) *
The Earth changes with or without help from mankind, the Sahara is no exception...

"For several hundred thousand years, the Sahara has alternated between desert and savanna grassland in a 20,000 year cycle[8] caused by the precession of the Earth's axis as it rotates around the Sun, which changes the location of the North African Monsoon. The area is next expected to become green in about 15,000 years (17,000 AD)."

Just wait for that!!! laugh.gif

Where are you getting your science from? The earth orbits the sun annually. Axis shift is minimal and is far out weighed by continental drift.
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QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 10.Sep.2019, 06:43 PM) *
However, I always liken the earth to a gym hall. If you stand in it alone you might be chilly. Put 50 people in there it might be okay. Put another 100 in there and you might think it is hot because more people means more body heat, etc.

In terms of the earth we have more people than ever before and more things that generate heat. My home computer alone throws out hot air from a CPU that idles at 42 degrees. Fridges, TVs, cars, A/C units and so on all add heat.

That's the part I think we are adding to global warming, the weather is natural.

People say animals are contributing but it is accepted that algae and methane (farts) contribute to 50% of the problem because the most farmed animals are not meat eaters (cows, lambs, etc.). If we didn't farm them then they would be almost as many in the wild.

In other words, vegetarians cause more methane than meat eaters. Save the planet, kill a vegetarian or vegan.

If there would have been just as many wild as domestic animals, why are methane levels higher now than before?

Whilst your cpu might get a little hot, we have a massive heat source near us that top trumps it, I can feel it's effect far more than anything else. I know when it's turned off... the sun. It emits more energy that we can imagine. 35000 times more energy hits the earth from the sun than we use on the entire planet.

So, even if a very small extra percentage of that energy is trapped in the form of heat on earth it has major consequences. You cpu, everyones cpu, everyone's heating with the windows open...meaningless. But the gases emitted producing your electricity, if they trap just 0.000something% of that sun's energy we have major problems.
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