If the Nazis were right, why did they pass laws to pay generous benefits, public construction projects, paid family leave, etc.?

Because they are not right. The right wing is a small government, and a large, powerful central government is needed to reduce fascism.

Who supports the big, powerful central government? Left winger.

Even today's Nazis call themselves socialists

One thing you need to know about today's liberals is that they are eternal liars.


Air travel – Do I have to pay customs fees for items that I bring back to Germany?

I am a German citizen. Sometimes I travel to other countries (possibly outside the EU) to attend events (eg concerts). I tend to bring goods from the performing groups when I travel.

For this question, assume that I am traveling by plane. According to the German Customs website, air travelers can bring "other goods" (ie things other than tobacco, alcoholic beverages, medical products and fuel) worth up to € 430, without having to pay import duties.

Usually I buy a lot of things (like souvenirs or more goods) when traveling. If the things I bring count towards this € 430 limit (and that's what this question is about), I would not be able to buy as many things as I want. The items I bring are worth less than € 430, but I think a total value of about € 100 – € 150 would be realistic, which would be about 1/4 to 1/3 of the value limit!

Since I actually brought the goods when I left Germany, I am in my opinion not obliged to pay import duties. But what will the customs officials think? It is not unreasonable to assume that I bought the goods in the country I am traveling to. (In fact, I bought some goods abroad, but brought them back to Germany before my next trip, so the import duties should be considered already paid.)

The German customs has also an article about "return goods" (this page could not be found in English). "Returns" are personal belongings that a traveler brings to his country of destination and returns to his country of origin. According to the article, no import duties are payable for returned goods. But do customs officials accept that my goods are returned goods?

In the same article there is the following passage:

When taking along valuable personal belongings (if sports equipment, camera equipment, computers, jewelery), it is advisable to check the origin of the items. To do so, you should have your identity card issued before you leave the country (= proof that the same valuable personal item is returned).

Rough translation:

If you are carrying valuable personal items (such as sports equipment, cameras, computers, jewelery), it is recommended that evidence be provided to avoid doubt about the origin of the goods or the payment of import duties. To do this, you can have a "proof of identity" issued to customs before departure.

This may sound like a solution to my problem, but I'm not sure it's really applicable in my case. First, I have many items. Would you be prepared to issue a proof of identity for each item I take with you? Second, the goods must be "identifiable" – they suggest taking a photo or writing model names and serial numbers of electronic devices. While I could take photos, there would be nothing in those photos that could identify these items – the goods will eventually be mass-produced. Third, they consistently speak of "valuable" goods (they also call an expensive bicycle as an example), which clearly is not my individual goods. Would they even issue a proof of identity for goods that they consider "not valuable enough"?

So far I have never had a problem with it. I made sure that the limit of 430 € was not exceeded (without counting the things brought from Germany) and I drove back to Germany through the green channel at the airport. They never gave me or my luggage, so I do not know if there could be a problem. But now I want to find out: how do I go about it?

Apple Pay fraud? – Information security stack exchange

The strangest thing happened to me today. I bought an iPhone XR and worked through the setup in iTunes. At some point, the iPhone asked me to set up Apple Pay, which I did. I have completed the setup and the iPhone works as expected.

Suddenly, within five minutes, I received five or six SMS with credit card fees of about $ 600 / $ 700 (see picture). I call the number in the SMS (0034934953999), cancel the credit card and wait. Two minutes later I receive the last message on the attached picture clear suggests this is a scam. I suppose I called a fraudster and not my real bank, CaixaBank. However, I searched this number and it seems that it really is the bank that I called. The news is real, but how is it that the last message I received is clearly a scam?

How on earth can a legitimate bank and a fraudster send SMS to me as if they were the same account? What was the scam here? Is my setup involved with Apple Pay or is it purely coincidental?

Many Thanks.

PS: It's in Spanish!


What happens if Bitcoin goes down and I pay more money to my wallet?

This is really just a math problem, more than a bitcoin question, but it's simple enough. Here is your answer:

If I have Bitcoin worth $ 1000 at a current Bitcoin price of $ 7000

($ 1000) / ($ 7000 / BTC) = 0.14285714 BTC

This is the amount of bitcoin you would own. Changes in the dollar value of a Bitcoin do not affect how much Bitcoin you own, just the dollar value of what you own.

Then the Bitcoin sum sinks later to 6500 US dollar. (…) What happens if I put more money in my wallet, then the Bitcoin sum goes back later to 7000 US dollar. Do I have more than 1000 US dollars?


By way of illustration: Let's say you buy Bitcoin worth just $ 1 when the price is $ 6,500 / BTC:

($ 1) / ($ 6500 / BTC) = 0.00015384 BTC

Add this to your original BTC scale:

0.14285714 BTC + 0.00015384 BTC = 0.14301098 BTC

Now for the price of $ 7000 / BTC:

(0.14301099 BTC) * ($ 7000 / BTC) = $ 1001.08

Usa – How do I pay in euros from the US?

I am planning a trip from the US to France and need to make several payments in euros online, including, but not limited to, train tickets at https://www.oui.sncf/.
Of course, the easiest way to pay for these expenses is to use a credit card, but in my experience

  1. American credit cards are not often accepted by European websites.
  2. The exchange rate used by the bank is often at the expense of the customer.
  3. Some (hidden or not) fees may apply.

I do not intend to support them in any way, but converting $ in € to https://transferwise.com/ was by far the cheapest solution in the past for me.
Unfortunately, they do not offer credit cards.

I think one way to get a good exchange rate and low fees is to buy a prepaid Visa card in Euros, which is transferred by Transferwise (or the like) in US dollars.

However, I have not found a way to buy a prepaid Visa card by bank transfer: is there any?

Is it still legal to pay women less for equal work in the US?

"Same work" is difficult to define.

In the US, it is not legal to pay women differently to * EXACTLY * do the same job as a man. They can pay them differently if they have different experience / seniority, if their working hours are less flexible, etc. – but if all things (or at least all the important things for a jury) are the same, they should be equal to remuneration.