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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 25-06-2019, 14:19 Thread Starter
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We learn something new every day

We also have new experiences quite often.
I'm having too many at the moment if someone would like to share them

I just registered my Alditalk over the internet with the web cam.
Spoke to someone who spoke good English
My card will be started within the next 24 hours.
Do they all do this nowadays? No they canīt do because 3 didn't do that.

I remember registering the Polish orange a few years back and I had to give her my passport to copy.

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Hopefully that's another thing sorted Jan.

Yes, I remember the 1st sim I bought in France I'd to give my passport.

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Something else I learnt today yesterday, I didn't know Hans can use his German pass (I.D. Card), the size of a driving licence, instead of his passport, what I don't know is if that goes for outside the EU. I wish I could have one.😟
Something else the UK are against, I.D. cards they are so convenient for so many things just think no more carrying a book when you cross the chanel , just this small card that fits into your purse or wallet.
I don't know why I didn't think of it before because he only needs his pass when we go to Poland which is often, that's abroad. I have to carry my big passport with me ALL the time.

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ID cards were mooted in the UK a while back. There was a swell of opinion that said it was against our human rights to be expected to identify ourselves all the time when we have done nothing wrong.

When you see these police programs on tv where the criminals are caught and it takes the police half a day to winkle out of them what there real name is it does make you think how much time would be saved if they carried id. But then, of course, it would not be their id that they carried! Perhaps we ought to microchip everyone?
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In the UK ID cards were available a few years ago for anybody who requested one. The scheme was stopped for reasons I am not entirely clear about but it was somethingg to do with security and the screening process not working properly.


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ID cards were mooted in the UK a while back. There was a swell of opinion that said it was against our human rights to be expected to identify ourselves all the time when we have done nothing wrong.

When you see these police programs on tv where the criminals are caught and it takes the police half a day to winkle out of them what there real name is it does make you think how much time would be saved if they carried id. But then, of course, it would not be their id that they carried! Perhaps we ought to microchip everyone?
I think it might be difficult to get a false ID, but just like false passports it can be done.
How many times do you have to tell companies who your Mothers aunt was (as a loose example ). With ID cards you just show your ID, the only time I have been asked to show ID here as you would in the UK was when the Police are making spot checks as that policeman did with me last week because he couldnīt make out why a German Numbered Motorhome had a GB sticker on and it was a Lefthand drive and even more surprising an old woman driving it I just added that for fun.
I don't HAVE to have my passport all the time, I could take it to the nearest station when convenient, but I just make sure I have my handbag with me and that's easiest as we are often abroad. Unfortunately I am not entitled to a German Pass although I have a German driving licence, the policeman was puzzled over that one as well.

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In the UK ID cards were available a few years ago for anybody who requested one. The scheme was stopped for reasons I am not entirely clear about but it was somethingg to do with security and the screening process not working properly.


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Works in Germany, Poland, and every other European country I believe.
Itīs the same as not changing to Euro, not going to drive on the right hand Side of the road, not going to do anything they do across the Chanel.
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Works in Germany, Poland, and every other European country I believe.
Itīs the same as not changing to Euro, not going to drive on the right hand Side of the road, not going to do anything they do across the Chanel.

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There are different legal and administrative systems from UK in most Continental countries.


For example in many countries everybody has to have a registered address. Not so in UK, except one is recorded on one day every 10 years on a Census form, but you could be anywhere else in the next ten years.


In UK, except with certain exceptions, it is not permitted for different government departments to share personal information with another department without the individual's permisson.


As for adopting the Euro I think there are 7 EU countries, including Poland as you know, which have not done so.


There are many Treaties and agreements which many countries adopt, but which many countries choose not to adopt. A trawl of international treaties is littered with them. For example International agreement on compensation for passengers injured or killed in aircraft accidents was originally under the Montreal Agreement, later Guadalejara and then Montrel Protocol. Since then there have been addendum agreements, which have only been signed by some of the original contracting parties. They even use different defintions of the currency to be used. Countries also adopt (Sign) Treaties but never ratify them, so they are not bound by them.



So to single out UK as not aligning with EU countries is very selective.



I seem to remember you being happy to shop at Polish S/Markets and buy diesel at Polish prices, which may still be low because Poland did not join the Euro and kept control of its own currency. Also one can still get change of 0.25 of an English pence - not in other countries. So alignment is not necessarily good.


I rest my case- and I need a rest anyway.


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South Africa has had ID books and now ID cards since way back in its murky past. But the benefit of having a unique ID number which is based on date of birth, gender, citizenship is great. You can't do anything without it in SA. So it facilitates security. That's not to say fraud and identity theft don't happen but it's a lot more reliable than an address as proof of who you are.

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