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Old December 10th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #23361
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Sadly there are/were some politicians on both sides who keep fueling these things. It is always easy to blame the minorities if something bad happens (and I'm talking not just about Hungarians or Romanians) ot to create a national sentiment based on irrational fears.
Paradox situation took place here in Slovakia during last regional elections three weeks ago.

In Trnava, region with huge rate of Hungarian majority, ruling-party candidate was supported only by government party (SMER), whereas two Hungarian parties supported another one. In KoÜice, region with less but still significant rate of Hungarian minority, ruling-party candidate was supported by both Hungarian parties (SMER-Most-MKP).

Result: R. Fico, leader of government party and PM claimed, that in Trnava pure Slovak candidate should have win. The same (ruling) party had billboards in KoÜice in Hungarian language to support their candidate.
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Old December 10th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #23362
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PM claimed, that in Trnava pure Slovak candidate should have win.
Probably it was only good for one thing - to make things easier for Kotleba in BB
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Old December 10th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #23363
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Probably it was only good for one thing - to make things easier for Kotleba in BB
Yeah... definitely...
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Old December 11th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #23364
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Despite my hatred towards nationalism, I must confess, I can hardly understand some irrational "reasons" for nationalism:

I can understand the Romanian fear of Hungarian supremacy and vice-versa
I can understand the Hugarian fear of Slovakian supremacy and vice-versa
I can understand the German fear of French supremacy and vice-versa.
I can understand the Catholics fear of Muslim supremacy and vice-versa.

Imagine the surroundings of Eiffel Tower in Paris speaking in German, imagine Muslims in Vatican, etc.

But I will never ever understand the Serbian fear over Croats and vice-versa.

Imagine Vukovar annexed by Serbia or Vojvodina annexed by Croatia. Will something change? Same people, same traditions, (almost 99% )same language.
In 1935 maybe, but in 2013? Germany would never attack France (or vice-versa), Hungarians would never attack Slovaks (or vice-versa), Romanians would never attack Hungary (and vice-versa). We're all in EU and despite historical, cultural, lingustic and religious differences we're united by democratic governments and EU institutions that certainly don't support a such armed conflict.
The Muslim issue is a bit more complicated since some of them are known for supporting and practising terrorism, so some kind of fear is in some way justificated (however this don't justify a racism against all of them).

The Balkan region has the strongest nationalisms in contemporary Europe and that's quite understandable since only 15-20 years ago different ethnic groups were killing each other in a horrible lawless conflict and many people who partecipated are still alive and integrated in the society. In the rest of continent only relatively small far-right groups advocate ideologies such "ethnic supremacy" (with higher percentages in some 'sensitive' areas like Catalonia, Basque countries, Belgium and Ireland).
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Old December 11th, 2013, 03:50 AM   #23365
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The Balkan region has the strongest nationalisms in contemporary Europe
I think nationalism is even stronger in Russia, they have plenty of neo-Nazis.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 09:32 AM   #23366
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today I've got a job interview.I feel completely shy.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #23367
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Don't be shy. Be yourself.

Good luck
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Old December 11th, 2013, 09:53 AM   #23368
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today I've got a job interview.I feel completely shy.
Break a leg!
(It's a kind of acting...)
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Old December 11th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #23369
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today I've got a job interview.I feel completely shy.
You are going for the job of Mr. Počiatek?
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Old December 11th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #23370
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Thank to all for your support. Nice to read such words. It worked out better than expected and I finally succeed :-)
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Old December 11th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #23371
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Good!
Field?
Starting date?
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Old December 11th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #23372
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Starting date?
Half time high school geography teacher. To not getting it wrong, i have to explainit a little bit. I am PhD student and teaching assistant at uni and i am not satisfied with the sallary. Since i have a little bit more free time than it is common. I have decided to spent it more effectively. To stay inside my field, high school teacher is a good choice, but i don't have as much time to work there full-time. Fortunarely, all the schedules fit perfectly.
I will start since start of the following new year
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The new Grant MacEwan Bridge in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, opens to traffic with full capacity of 10 lanes. This concludes the reconstruction of Highway 63 into a freeway. Fort McMurray is the center of the Athabasca Oil Sands developments and is a fast-growing city. It is the northernmost freeway of Canada.
I start wondering where's the northernmost motorway\freeway in the world. It looks like there's a short piece in Finland at the top of the Bothnia gulf. Is there one further north?
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Finnish main road nr 29 between Kemi and Tornio is the northernmost road in the world that has motorway status at 65.50 N. However there is a 4-lane controlled access expressway in Rovaniemi at 66.31 N. The 4-lane Troms°ysund Tunnel in Troms° is at 69.41 N. The Johansen Expressway in Fairbanks, Alaska is at 64.50 N.
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Half time high school geography teacher. To not getting it wrong, i have to explainit a little bit. I am PhD student and teaching assistant at uni and i am not satisfied with the sallary. Since i have a little bit more free time than it is common. I have decided to spent it more effectively. To stay inside my field, high school teacher is a good choice, but i don't have as much time to work there full-time. Fortunarely, all the schedules fit perfectly.
I will start since start of the following new year
First lesson: the 50 states of the US. Let those blank mappers burn
Anyway I'm satisfied with my celery:

HAHA!
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Half time high school geography teacher. To not getting it wrong, i have to explainit a little bit.
Why would we get it wrong? A job, every job, is wonderful and deserving.
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I start wondering where's the northernmost motorway\freeway in the world. It looks like there's a short piece in Finland at the top of the Bothnia gulf. Is there one further north?
Me and my father drove there this summer. I took many photos but most of them are really bad since I had to use the camera I had then which was crap.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #23378
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Old December 11th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #23379
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Finnish main road nr 29 between Kemi and Tornio is the northernmost road in the world that has motorway status at 65.50 N. However there is a 4-lane controlled access expressway in Rovaniemi at 66.31 N. The 4-lane Troms°ysund Tunnel in Troms° is at 69.41 N. The Johansen Expressway in Fairbanks, Alaska is at 64.50 N.
The motorway Kemi-Tornio (Kemi-Keminmaa as road 4/E8/E75, Keminmaa-Tornio 29/E8) was completed recently and the total length is about 32 kilometres. It is a full-scale motorway, thus differing a lot from the short urban 2+2 section of 4/E75 within the city limits of Rovaniemi.



The variable speed limits and other telematics are controlled by the road operations center in Tampere, about 600 km to the south.



The motorway is the release 3 of the main road to Tornio. The old map from the late 1930's shows a very windy old road (release 1) having eight level crossings with a railway within 26 kilometres. At that time, the border town of Tornio was connected to Sweden by a bridge but to mainland Finland by a ferry only. The bridge over the river was complete in 1939.
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