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Old September 27th, 2011, 06:37 PM   #6101
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The level of professionalism among Dutch regional media is appalling. It appears that most articles for internet editions of news papers or regional public broadcasting are written by interns. Everybody specialized in a field knows this. With roads, there is the infamous "rijbaan" when they mean "rijstrook" and "stoplicht" when they mean "verkeerslicht". Many communication departments of road authorities don't even get this right.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #6102
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An infantry fighting vehicle of the army broke down on the A58 near Best.

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The source (Omroep Brabant) is calling this a tank. I doubt the professionalism of this news medium...
At least in German this IS a tank, called "Schützenpanzer". There are even "Radpanzer"
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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #6103
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Please correct me if I understand your words wrongly. Do you mean that people that are ill should die instead of being cured in order to save money for building/ugrading roads?
No, I'm saying the current system is impossible to maintain unless the AOW grows with the life expectancy. The elderly are living longer and longer, at the cost of the younger. The longer people live, the more healthcare costs ( it's like rolling a snowball off a mountain, the cycle repeats and gets worse, a person who dies of lung cancer at 67 will cost FAR less in healthcare than a guy who survives this at 70, that at 75, then something else at 80, etc, let alone AOW costs), while the majority of 65+ ers don't work...

The AOW should have been upped AGES ago, then we didn't have this mess with higher expenditures than income, and money free to pump into roads, which will actually pay back after a while, unlike health.

Look at Greece with their lazy 55 pension age, those lazy ***** didn't want to work longer and now they're broke and hogging OUR money.

Unless the pension age grows with life expectancy, the cost of maintaining the elderly will grow out of proportions...


Building new and upgrading older roads is not a cost, it's an investment that will pay itself back in no time.

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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #6104
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No, I'm saying the current system is impossible to maintain unless the AOW grows with the life expectancy. The elderly are living longer and longer, at the cost of the younger. The longer people live, the more healthcare costs ( it's like rolling a snowball off a mountain, the cycle repeats and gets worse, a person who dies of lung cancer at 67 will cost FAR less in healthcare than a guy who survives this at 70, that at 75, then something else at 80, etc, let alone AOW costs), while the majority of 65+ ers don't work...

The AOW should have been upped AGES ago, then we didn't have this mess with higher expenditures than income, and money free to pump into roads, which will actually pay back after a while, unlike health.

Look at Greece with their lazy 55 pension age, those lazy ***** didn't want to work longer and now they're broke.
OK, I see, thanks. Partially agree but for sure it is off topic here :-)
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Old September 27th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #6105
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Old September 28th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #6106
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The percentage of GPS devices in Dutch households:


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Old September 28th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #6107
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True, but considering the Army doesn't have any main battle tanks at all, this mistake is ridiculous...
At this moment we do have main battle tanks, although they are being fased out!
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Old September 29th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #6108
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At least in German this IS a tank, called "Schützenpanzer". There are even "Radpanzer"
In Dutch this is officially called an 'infanteriegevechtsvoertuig', which is the same in English if you literally translate it: 'infantry fighting vehicle'.

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At this moment we do have main battle tanks, although they are being fased out!
They are out of service for already five months.

But let's get back on-topic :-)

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Old September 29th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #6109
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Shoulder running

Minister Schultz announced today that the hours of shoulder running on Dutch motorways will be extended. Formerly the hourly lane volume for opening the shoulder as an additional lane was 1.500 vehicles. This will be reduced to 1.350 vehicles per hour, per lane. They will be open longer by 30 - 60 minutes per day on 51 locations.

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Old September 29th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #6110
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That's good move!
I was wondering why sometimes running hard-shoulder are closing down around 9:00-9:20 on A50 when is still a lot car going southwards.

What about no trucks on left lane? I've heard something about this in Dutch radio...
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Old September 29th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #6111
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N50

The executive council of the province of Flevoland has approved the widening of the northernmost section of N50 between Ens and motorway interchange Emmeloord to 2x2 lanes. It is currently a divided super-two with shoulders and one driving lane per direction. An incomplete interchange will be constructed (to and from Zwolle only) just south of the Emmeloord trumpet. The whole project will cost € 17 million, most of which is financed from the canceled Zuiderzee railway line. This section is 6 kilometers long. It connects with the new 2x2 alignment around Ens that opened to traffic last Monday. The widened N50 should be completed no later than 2015.

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Old September 30th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #6112
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I'd rather have a widening of Kampen-Zwolle, considering it won't be long gefore the new N23 from Lelystad will open...
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Old September 30th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #6113
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I'd rather have a widening of Kampen-Zwolle, considering it won't be long gefore the new N23 from Lelystad will open...
Is this N23 road included in the Zuiderzee-infrasturcture money funds?
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Old October 1st, 2011, 07:23 PM   #6114
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A1 Almelo - Hengelo

The A1 has been widened from 2x2 to de-facto 2x3 lanes in 2004 during large-scale maintenance. They added a 3 kilometer long weaving lane between interchange Azelo and interchange Buren. This is where A1 and A35 run concurrent. The traffic volumes are near 90 000 vehicles per day on this section, the third busiest section in Overijssel province. In September 2011, Rijkswaterstaat has changed the weaving lane marking to a third lane marking, which means this section is now officially 2x3 lanes, the first in eastern Overijssel.

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Old October 2nd, 2011, 07:24 PM   #6115
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Will they be doing the same thing in the Buren - Azelo direction?
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 07:37 PM   #6116
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They did, these photos were taken close to interchange Azelo. I also tried to make some pictures from behind the wheel but the low sunlight and the dirty windshield prevented good pictures.

This photo is at interchange Buren, entering A1/A35 from Enschede.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 08:54 PM   #6117
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A4 Halsteren - Dinteloord update

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Progress made in the last 3 months:

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August 21th

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Sept 16th

Today (oct. 2nd)
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 09:18 PM   #6118
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So basically nothing happened during the summer and it's now kicked in high gear
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 09:21 PM   #6119
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I didnt even look at it that way
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 11:34 AM   #6120
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They probably found an exotic rat living there in July.
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