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Old August 25th, 2017, 11:46 PM   #2061
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The sign says: "Town with Western culture and strong Christian tradition. Anyone who isn't willing to respect local culture and traditions should go away."

The sign was installed by the local council, that is right-wing and anti-immigration.
Except that most Afro–Asian migrants don't understand Italian. Some of them can't even read the Latin script.
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Old August 26th, 2017, 12:04 AM   #2062
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Except that most Afro–Asian migrants don't understand Italian. Some of them can't even read the Latin script.
Do you think that the guy in the council who proposed that was smart enough to realize this fact?

Interestingly, many mass media reported it as 'anti-Islam' sign, although no referrence to Islam appears on the sign.
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Old August 26th, 2017, 12:16 AM   #2063
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Interestingly, many mass media reported it as 'anti-Islam' sign, although no referrence to Islam appears on the sign.
Give those journalists one-way plane tickets to the Middle East.
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Old August 30th, 2017, 07:49 PM   #2064
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Do you think that the guy in the council who proposed that was smart enough to realize this fact?
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I assume his real audience is local voters.
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Old August 30th, 2017, 11:59 PM   #2065
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I assume his real audience is local voters.
Yes, it's just cheap propaganda.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 03:53 PM   #2066
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Yes, it's just cheap propaganda.
Perhaps he doesn't have balls to address the real recipients of the message in their language.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 05:04 PM   #2067
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Another Lega Nord populist sign:



"The municipal administration opposes gender ideology"

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/cartel...a-1166945.html
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 05:21 PM   #2068
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Another Lega Nord populist sign:



"The municipal administration opposes gender ideology"

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/cartel...a-1166945.html
Has it been approved as a regulation by the majority of council members? Otherwise it's a lie.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 06:06 PM   #2069
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Has it been approved as a regulation by the majority of council members? Otherwise it's a lie.
In Italian minicipalities the mayor in power has the majority of council members supporting him/her. Most times, they vote in his/her favour.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 06:13 PM   #2070
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The council votes the mayor? It is quite common in our cities that mayor represents the opposition to council members. It is not always good, but the directives are usually the whole-public consensus.
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In Poland the mayor is elected together with the council members (on a separate ballot, but during the same elections), so a logical consequence is that there is a big chance that a mayor from the same political option as most council members will win the elections.

Although it's not a rule, especially in small municipalities, where people vote for specific people rather than for a party. In small municipalities, there is also many party-less candidates, gathered in local committees.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 11:26 PM   #2072
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In Poland the mayor is elected together with the council members (on a separate ballot, but during the same elections), so a logical consequence is that there is a big chance that a mayor from the same political option as most council members will win the elections.

Although it's not a rule, especially in small municipalities, where people vote for specific people rather than for a party. In small municipalities, there is also many party-less candidates, gathered in local committees.
Same here, but some parties or members of a council usually forms a coalition that votes together and it might be against the will of the mayor. A mayor is rather a representative function while a council is the executive power of a city/municipality. Mayor is like a president of a city. He may veto but himself is rather weak.

I can't imagine any mayor of any Slovak city to proclaim the anti-gender policy without having it approved by a council. Furthermore, in spite of being a non-lawyer, I am not sure if something like this could be even the part of any provision, regulation or directive. It would be the same non-sense as proclaim a city to be a vegan city.
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In Poland, mayor is kind of connection of president and prime minister. The whole city hall is under him (like the prime ministers, specific ministers under him and all the governmental offices under them) and he does the representative function, like a president.

By the way, a mayor of a bigger city (population above 100 thousand or which was a capital of a voivodeship before the reform of voivodeship borders in 1998/1999) is called president ("prezydent miasta" - president of the city) here. The term burmistrz, which literally translates to mayor, is used for towns. By the way, while, actually, both names: prezydent miasta and burmistrz translate to mayor in English, the English mayor almost always translates to burmistrz, even if we talk about very big cities. Exceptions are the towns and cities in: France, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine, where mayor is called in Polish "mer". So the mayor of Warsaw is called "prezydent Warszawy" (or, fully, Prezydent Miasta Stołecznego Warszawy - "President of the Capital City of Warsaw"), the mayor of London "burmistrz Londynu" (same for towns in Poland and most towns and cities abroad), the mayor of Paris - "mer Paryża".
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 12:42 AM   #2074
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Cognate to German "Bürgermeister" and Dutch...is it "burgemeester"? In Belgium, the French word for "mayor" is "bourgmestre," but in France and Canada it's "maire." I don't know whether francophone Belgians would call the mayor of Paris or Montreal a "bourgmestre" or a "maire"....
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A very informative sign at an unusual intersection (here)

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Old September 6th, 2017, 10:36 PM   #2076
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Good that the additional signs are legible.
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Still better than these:



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Old September 26th, 2017, 12:41 AM   #2079
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Well.... does anyone who go to Andorra not know that fuel is cheaper than in Spain and France?

I do not know reason but close to border there aren't petrol stations, nearest ones are 2 km or so away and... a signal pointing last petrol station (in Catalan)

https://www.google.ca/maps/@42.45459...2!8i6656?hl=en


(and anyway, two more ones were built just some metres ahead)
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Old September 27th, 2017, 01:45 AM   #2080
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And if we are already at Andorran signs

https://www.google.ca/maps/@42.53380...2!8i6656?hl=en

For them, just one of the town entrance signs, but for Hungarian readers .......

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