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Old September 19th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #4421
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Ahah, I've lived there for 12 years and never realized that.
They even have some traffic lights with red light in shape of a heart.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #4422
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They even have some traffic lights with red light in shape of a heart.
As Sheldon would say: "The heart shape is not based on the actual shape of the heart, but on the buttocks of a female bent over"

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Old September 19th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #4423
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I could agree with that.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #4424
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Old September 19th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #4425
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You lived where, Brussels or Bologna?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #4426
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As Sheldon would say: "The heart shape is not based on the actual shape of the heart, but on the buttocks of a female bent over"

when did Sheldon say that?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #4427
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can we spare the sexist remarks?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #4428
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can we spare the sexist remarks?
It's not a sexist remark. It's a semeiologic truth.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #4429
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can we spare the sexist remarks?
I've got a really nice butt. It's not a sexist remark, it is the truth. If you want we can build an elevated section on my butt, and then Ive got two sexy butts.

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Old September 19th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #4430
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Old September 20th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #4431
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In two days (22nd September) first stretch of A31 "Valdastico" South will open. It's a 8,725 km stretch from interconnection with A4 at Vicenza Est and junction "Montegaldella-Longare". Major piece of engineering is the bridge over Bacchiglione river, a cable-stayed bridge with 5 spans of 45m-106m-230m-106m-45m.

http://www.cronacadelveneto.com/index.php?id_news=13120



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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #4432
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why are they building this motorway towards the south?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #4433
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why are they building this motorway towards the south?
It was the original project, back in the 60s, to connect Rovigo, Vicenza and Trento. Why? Because three Christian Democrats, who ruled at the time, wanted to connect their hometowns! Piccoli from Trento, Rumor from Vicenza and Bisaglia from Rovigo. The motorway was informally known as Pi.Ru.Bi from the first letters of the three politicians.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #4434
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I would prefer if they start towards Trento. those mountain passes towards Rovereto and Trento are horrible.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #4435
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I would prefer if they start towards Trento. those mountain passes towards Rovereto and Trento are horrible.
Trento is making believe that they do not want to ruin landscape and environment so is opposing the Valdastico Nord, but the real reason is that an alternative route to the Verona-Trento stretch would cause Autobrennero SpA toll revenues to decrease, and guess who sit in Autobrennero SpA boards of directors? Both presidents of Trento and Bolzano provinces...

Anyway, Valdastico Nord project goes on. Yesterday it was presented for VIA, the Environmental Impact Valutation... after that there is only CIPE (Economic Programming Inter-ministerial Conference) and after that... bulldozers!
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #4436
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That sounds like a major conflict of interest to me. Politicians who can vote competitors of their own businesses away.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #4437
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That sounds like a major conflict of interest to me. Politicians who can vote competitors of their own businesses away.
The main sponsor of Valdastico Nord is Attilio Schneck, president of Autostrada Brescia-Verona-Vicenza-Padova S.p.A. - which runs A4 (Brescia-Padova) and A31 - who is also President of Vicenza province...

Conflict of interest in Italy is the rule, not the exception...
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #4438
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are there any maps with projected Valdastico nord?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #4439
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are there any maps with projected Valdastico nord?
There was one some months ago on the internet showing all 6 different proposals, but I can't find it any more.
A cropped and almost unreadable version is this:


This one shows existing infrastructures and the Valdastico nord:
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Old September 20th, 2012, 05:21 PM   #4440
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Found it!
Page 135 of this Master Degree Thesis:
http://amslaurea.unibo.it/3210/1/PAOLO_SANTINI_TESI.pdf
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