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Old January 22nd, 2014, 12:56 PM   #23841
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That's what you get for parking like a douche.
It seems that that douche left his car in neutral without handbrake.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 02:37 PM   #23842
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On the other hand, in the States, police bother you if you drink a beer walking in the street cause you're supposed to do that at home or at the bar. Drive-through things ain't that popular in Europe, except some new McDonald's restaurants.
There are certain areas where you can legally drink on the street in the US. New Orleans during Mardi Gras springs to mind. The roads are blocked to traffic though.

Its also illegal to drink whilst walking the streets in certain areas of towns & cities in Britain. Its mostly in the city/town centres where this is enforced but there's also 'dry' areas in other parts depending on what's going on. In Sunderland the annual airshow has dry areas where those with take aways (cans) cannot go. The same for South Shields further up the coast when they have their outdoor summer concerts on the seafront.

The strange thing is though, there'll be pubs & restaurants in these alcohol free areas too.

Here's a typical sign:

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 04:38 PM   #23843
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There are certain areas where you can legally drink on the street in the US. New Orleans during Mardi Gras springs to mind. The roads are blocked to traffic though.

Its also illegal to drink whilst walking the streets in certain areas of towns & cities in Britain. Its mostly in the city/town centres where this is enforced but there's also 'dry' areas in other parts depending on what's going on. In Sunderland the annual airshow has dry areas where those with take aways (cans) cannot go. The same for South Shields further up the coast when they have their outdoor summer concerts on the seafront.

The strange thing is though, there'll be pubs & restaurants in these alcohol free areas too.

Here's a typical sign:

I think those regulations are issued in areas with a lot of nightlife, where large groups of drunkards often cause troubles like fighting, vandalism, vomiting, breaking glass,...
It may looks like against the individual freedom, since it make illegal also drinking a beer without annoying anybody, but, since it's difficult for police to distinguish between "quiet, harmless drinking" and "public intoxication that bring troubles" (it's not easy to determine how much everyone drink and what reactions has after drinking), they decided to make illegal to drink for everybody, in order to reduce the risk of alchool-fueled violence and make the city more liveable for normal people, especially families and lonely women.
It's like the "urban parks night closure", to avoid public green areas being used by homeless, drunkards, drug addicts, but preventing also normal innocent people to go there at night.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 05:04 PM   #23844
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 05:11 PM   #23845
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I think those regulations are issued in areas with a lot of nightlife, where large groups of drunkards often cause troubles like fighting, vandalism, vomiting, breaking glass,...
It may looks like against the individual freedom, since it make illegal also drinking a beer without annoying anybody, but, since it's difficult for police to distinguish between "quiet, harmless drinking" and "public intoxication that bring troubles" (it's not easy to determine how much everyone drink and what reactions has after drinking), they decided to make illegal to drink for everybody, in order to reduce the risk of alchool-fueled violence and make the city more liveable for normal people, especially families and lonely women.
It's like the "urban parks night closure", to avoid public green areas being used by homeless, drunkards, drug addicts, but preventing also normal innocent people to go there at night.
Its for people walking around public areas, or sitting in parks, drinking from bottles or cans. You can stand directly outside the pub but as soon as you move away you'll be arrested if there's any peelers about.

We have a lot of problems in blighty with this type of drinking in public places which was why legislation was brought in to curb such behaviour.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 06:06 PM   #23846
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Consumption of alcohol in public places is illegal in Estonia, although municipalities have a right to allow it in certain areas. At the moment, there is only one place in Estonia where you can drink in public, although spirits and glass bottles are still forbidden there.

De facto there are certain areas where it's OK to drink and certain areas where it's not. Walking down the street, drinking a beer is pretty much a no no, although drinking in more excluded places is generally accepted. The key is to drink in places which are not in direct sight from a road since the police are usually too lazy to get out of their vehicles.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:49 PM   #23847
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It seems that the breakup of Yugoslavia was not the last armed conflict in Europe... What is wrong with Ukraine?
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 11:09 PM   #23848
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Part of Caucasus in also considered European under certain definitions.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 11:35 PM   #23849
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Part of Caucasus in also considered European under certain definitions.
As a geography teacher, I can admit it is really disputable e.g. to determine the highest point of Europe. If we subsume Caucasus in Europe, the highest peak of Europe is Mt. Elbrus (5 642 m ATSL). Otherwise we consider Mt. Blanc (4 810 m).

Caucasian countries are members of European Council, despite its location in Asia. Furthermore, Israel often takes part in European sport championships
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 11:38 PM   #23850
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Russian-style road rage in Estonia
Guess what? The BMW had a dashcam as well!
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 11:41 PM   #23851
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Furthermore, Israel often takes part in European sport championships
Yes, but it is so obviously because of safety reasons.
There are some restrictions even inside Europe: Kosovo and Serbia may never play against each other, just like Gibraltar and Spain. Izrael had so much restrictions in Asia that it was better to "take them to Europe".
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 11:43 PM   #23852
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What did it mean (Estonian road rage videos). Small ***** confessions or what?
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 12:02 AM   #23853
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Yes, but it is so obviously because of safety reasons.
There are some restrictions even inside Europe: Kosovo and Serbia may never play against each other, just like Gibraltar and Spain. Izrael had so much restrictions in Asia that it was better to "take them to Europe".
...or Azerbajian and Armenia
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 12:41 AM   #23854
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...or Azerbajian and Armenia
Or Russia and Georgia. Kosovo and Gibraltar haven't an official national football club yet.

I remember that during Euro 2012 they organized the matches to avoid the possibility of Armenia - Azerbaijan or Russia - Georgia.
However, at the qualifications for the 2010 World Cup, the two Koreas played against each other.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Guess what? The BMW had a dashcam as well!
Haha, they deserve each other

I had a lunatic like that VW cut me off and do that brake check, then when I passed he put high-beams at me. People cannot consider others??
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I do apologise for going off topic but cmoonnnnn me bonny lads! We're all going to Wembley SAFC
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As a geography teacher, I can admit it is really disputable e.g. to determine the highest point of Europe. If we subsume Caucasus in Europe, the highest peak of Europe is Mt. Elbrus (5 642 m ATSL).
Where's the border at the Black Sea? In Tuapse?
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Or Russia and Georgia. Kosovo and Gibraltar haven't an official national football club yet.

I remember that during Euro 2012 they organized the matches to avoid the possibility of Armenia - Azerbaijan or Russia - Georgia.
However, at the qualifications for the 2010 World Cup, the two Koreas played against each other.
Since ... 13 January 2014 Kosovo is allowed to play friendly matches (without displaying their flag or anything like that) but can't enter any tournament.

Gibraltar just got a 100% UEFA (but not FIFA) membership in 2013.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 03:34 PM   #23860
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Sometimes people complain when certain minorities are subjected to discrimination. But what about when the majority is discriminated by the state or public administration who favour the minorities and penalize the rest of the people to show its "political correctness"?
Here, due to the crisis, many people lost their job, can't pay the rent or let their children study, many elderly people have retirement wages as low as 400€\month and are showed like criminals if they steal a piece of bread in the shop because otherwise they wouldn't eat.
Meanwhile, the municipality of Turin gave for free those houses to minorities...
http://www.mondoinformazione.com/not...torino/136234/
IMHO those fake "politically correct" policies have the opposite effect, they don't help minorities to be integrated, since they fuel racist sentiment and natives hate them because they see them as "privileged".
I think that everybody deserves the same right regardeless its etnic group, so please also give those privileges to Italians who need them!
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