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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #4521
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Excuse me my friends, have you posted any pics about Derby Line (US-Canada Border Line) ?
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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #4522
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Excuse me my friends, have you posted any pics about Derby Line (US-Canada Border Line) ?
I have seen them around on this thread.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #4523
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Irish border in late 1970's I think.

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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #4524
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Which is the Council of Europe flag? The blue with the stars?

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That's the European Union flag, which you will see everywhere in the 27 EU states (on every single public building, document, internal and external frontier etc).

Just like g.spinoza said, the only 3 relevant agreements/asociations on everyday life are: EU, Schengen zone, Eurozone:

EU states are: Austria, Belgium , Cyprus , Estonia , Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg , Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, UK, Denmark, Sweeden, Latvia, Lithuania)
EU it's important on everyday life because: The 27 EU states enjoy free movement of persons and products (even if you have to show your ID at the border in order to enter the following 5 states: UK, Ireland, Ciprus, Romania and Bulgaria).


The Eurozone is basically the EU states that currently use the euro as currency: (Austria, Belgium , Cyprus , Estonia , Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg , Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain)


And the Schengen Zone (no border checks at internal borders or when moving by plane from one schengen state to other schengen state) is basically all 27 EU states less UK, Ireland, Ciprus, Romania and Bulgaria plus non EU-states Norway, Iceland and Switzerland (3 states that that could teorically check you sistematicly for imported goods when arriving but not ask for your ID.. ).

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(by the way, "the flag with the red and white bars and the fifty plus stars is the OAS (Organization of American States) flag?"?)
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #4525
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It is in fact the flag of the Council of Europe, which was "occupied" by the european community (union)... here is more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Europe
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:52 PM   #4526
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Only Montenegro uses €uros, as well as Kosovo and Andorra. The three countries have adopted the euro unilaterally (Andorra has used €uros since the introduction in 2002, the other two since they declared independence, Montenegro in 2006 and Kosovo in 2008, although some people say that is still part of Serbia).
Kosovo adopted the Euro in 2002. The European flag represents the fact that Albania wishes to persue EU member status.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #4527
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I have seen them around on this thread.
Really?

I'd like to post that pics but if they're posted, I wanna know what page.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:58 AM   #4528
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That's the European Union flag, which you will see everywhere in the 27 EU states (on every single public building, document, internal and external frontier etc).
Does every single public building in your country have flags?
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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:41 AM   #4529
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Does every single public building in your country have flags?
I would imagine for the government buildings and institutions only.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:54 AM   #4530
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It is in fact the flag of the Council of Europe, which was "occupied" by the european community (union)... here is more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Europe
You are right, my mistake. Thing is I believe nobody thinks of the council of Europe anymore when seeing that flag...



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Does every single public building in your country have flags?
I mean, of course, goverment buildings. Most of them have it on most EU countries I have been to.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 05:25 AM   #4531
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Really?

I'd like to post that pics but if they're posted, I wanna know what page.
I don't think anyone would mind if you reposted. The Derby Line pics are way back in this thread. Quite and interesting town.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 06:06 AM   #4532
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I tried "Derby Line" in this site's search function, but only came up a five-year-old discussion (no pix) in the Canada forum, and mentions of it on this very page.

I've driven the Autoroute/Interstate (55 in Quebec and I-91) past Derby Line, but didn't think to get off and check out the town(s).

I did once cross here: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll...,0.109692&z=13

Now that was remote. Was driving from Quebec City to Camden, a small, pretty, touristy town on the Maine Coast. There's no way to do that by freeway and I was in the mood to see some back country anyway. If memory serves, the first stretch of road - and not a short stretch either - once into Maine was gravel, but this was 1993. Huge parts of the interior of Maine are literally unpopulated - you'll find population figures of 0 for most of the "townships" - owned by timber companies who grow trees and harvest them to make wood and paper, but a lot of it's open for recreation too.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:07 AM   #4533
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I mean, of course, goverment buildings. Most of them have it on most EU countries I have been to.
Really? Even on hospitals, schools and post offices and the like?

In the UK only local council headquarters, parliament and some other random buildings have flags, in Portugal its the same, although some schools here and there have a flag (well my last one in Portugal did, but they only put it up when they could be bothered, which wasn't often
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:28 AM   #4534
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Really? Even on hospitals, schools and post offices and the like?
In Italy post offices are formally private so no EU flag. As far as I remember, EU flags are shown only outside schools and administrative offices (no hospitals either).

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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:40 AM   #4535
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That's the European Union flag, which you will see everywhere in the 27 EU states (on every single public building, document, internal and external frontier etc).
No you do not.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #4536
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Only Montenegro uses €uros, as well as Kosovo and Andorra. The three countries have adopted the euro unilaterally (Andorra has used €uros since the introduction in 2002, the other two since they declared independence, Montenegro in 2006 and Kosovo in 2008, although some people say that is still part of Serbia).
some? Try majority of the planet.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 12:32 PM   #4537
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some? Try majority of the planet.
Do you not have another life other than patrolling SSC to correct people's postings about the former Yugoslav region?
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Old June 29th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #4538
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No, that is my only life. I am glad that you worry.
Sorry but off course, when reading topic on SCC and when someone writes BS I correct them, you are doing the same thing on topic that are of your interest. So I see no reason for you to judge me, plus I am directly involved in such topics that is my life, while most of correcting you do have nothing to do with your life or country.
Also there are so many people here that worry other's people business.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #4539
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Most of the world does not give as shit about whether or not Kosovo is independent, a part of Serbia or annexed by Greenland. Its okay, don't worry about. Why should you care either, you're not Kosovan are you? I'm not saying that you shouldn't care about peoples conditions and rights and things but if they want to become independent
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I know and I agree with the part of no one caring, actually only Albanians and not all Serbs and some Bulgarians care about it. No one else.
And I'm among those.
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