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Old January 23rd, 2014, 09:39 PM   #23881
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Canaries, Azores, Madeira, Ceuta, Melilla and Lampedusa are considered part of Africa, Greenland part of North America.
And there is even French Guyana in Southern America depicted on Euro banknotes


Btw. I have heard, that Europe map on Euro banknotes has one defect made purposely. As I have been looking for it, I have found only one, Thassos island in Greece is moved too southbound, but I am not sure about it.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:11 PM   #23882
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No Cyprus on the euro banknotes, even though euro is currency of Cyprus (since 2008).

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And Google Street View pics taken on the track: http://goo.gl/maps/JO1uV
Photos taken in October 2013. What about Google Street View images of Slovenia taken in July or August 2013?
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:12 PM   #23883
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Bitch, please

Personally I put the Europe-Asia border in the Caucasus area on the Kura river, effectively dividing Tbilisi (Or was it Atlanta?) between two continents.

By the way, I'm going to do a lap around the Top Gear test track on Street View.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:20 PM   #23884
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Bitch, please

...Or was it Atlanta?...
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:48 PM   #23885
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And there is even French Guyana in Southern America depicted on Euro banknotes


Btw. I have heard, that Europe map on Euro banknotes has one defect made purposely. As I have been looking for it, I have found only one, Thassos island in Greece is moved too southbound, but I am not sure about it.
They drawed French oversea departments on euro notes because they use the euro, but it doesn't make them part of Europe. New 5€ notes do have Cyprus and Malta.
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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 23rd, 2014, 10:50 PM   #23886
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Ah! Didn't get that....
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:53 PM   #23887
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Various definitions of the Europe - Asia border. The red one is presented as "the most commonly adopted", although I think that the Russian Caucasus is usually considered Europe.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 11:05 PM   #23888
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Here the theory is much different: in red is presented the "modern border" and in yellow all the old ones.
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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 24th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #23889
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That's why Kazakhstan plays football in UEFA.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #23890
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What did it mean (Estonian road rage videos). Small ***** confessions or what?
Most likely, yes.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:05 AM   #23891
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Smoking in Serbia will be completely banned in restaurants, hotels, cafes and all the other restaurants by 2015
http://trojka.rs/vesti/drustvo/total...a-pusenja-2015
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:10 AM   #23892
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Smoking in Serbia will be completely banned in restaurants, hotels, cafes and all the other restaurants by 2015
http://trojka.rs/vesti/drustvo/total...a-pusenja-2015
No smoking-allowed rooms in restaurants (I am not a smoker though)?

Btw. Chairman of Slovak parliament proposed a law restricting freedom of press. Every journalist who will record drunk MP will be sanctioned by losing his/her license. It seems Ukrainian flu is contagious and we are about to come down therewith.
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No smoking-allowed rooms in restaurants (I am not a smoker though)?
I saw the article on someones FB page, used Google Translate to figure out what's in it. But in Germany it's the same, it's really great, no-smoking anywhere, not even clubs, pubs, bars.
I think in Austria too, but I'm not sure if in all Länder.

Everytime I go to Romania, when I'm in a restaurant, pizzeria, bowling, playing pool, I end up smelling of smoke, even if there are separated rooms for smokers and non-smokers (in many places that's really a joke, sometimes to get to the non-smoker room you have to pass through the smoker room, or there is no real separation, like a door or something).
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:36 AM   #23894
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Everytime I go to Romania, when I'm in a restaurant, pizzeria, bowling, playing pool, I end up smelling of smoke, even if there are separated rooms for smokers and non-smokers (in many places that's really a joke, sometimes to get to the non-smoker room you have to pass through the smoker room, or there is no real separation, like a door or something).
It was the same here until 10 years ago, thanks God now it's forbidden in every plublic indoor place, except in some designated closed areas within some restaurants and discos. It was a nightmare especially for families with little children.
It was shown that the smoking ban reduced the number of teens who started to smoke because they have less occasions to smoke during their social life with mates.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:46 AM   #23895
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I saw the article on someones FB page, used Google Translate to figure out what's in it. But in Germany it's the same, it's really great, no-smoking anywhere, not even clubs, pubs, bars.
I think in Austria too, but I'm not sure if in all Länder.

Everytime I go to Romania, when I'm in a restaurant, pizzeria, bowling, playing pool, I end up smelling of smoke, even if there are separated rooms for smokers and non-smokers (in many places that's really a joke, sometimes to get to the non-smoker room you have to pass through the smoker room, or there is no real separation, like a door or something).
Austria is a bit special, in smaller bars and restaurants smoking may be allowed. In bigger restaurants I saw separate smoking rooms.

I must say as a non smoker I really enjoy smoking ban law (introduced in 2007 in Slovenia), quality of air improved drastically since then (when you go out).
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:49 AM   #23896
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It was the same here until 10 years ago, thanks God now it's forbidden in every plublic indoor place, except in some designated closed areas within some restaurants and discos. It was a nightmare especially for families with little children.
It was shown that the smoking ban reduced the number of teens who started to smoke because they have less occasions to smoke during their social life with mates.
It is really annoying to come home after party in pub having all my clothes smoked. Apart from the necessary shower (my hair stinks like ashtray), I have to wash my clothes immediately. Because if I left the clothes in whatever room, the room stinks like the pub next morning.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:49 AM   #23897
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It was the same here until 10 years ago, thanks God now it's forbidden in every plublic indoor place, except in some designated closed areas within some restaurants and discos. It was a nightmare especially for families with little children.
It was shown that the smoking ban reduced the number of teens who started to smoke because they have less occasions to smoke during their social life with mates.
we have this here too, but it is crazy, there is for example a cigar lounge but smoking is illegal

I dislike such laws, business owner should be able to choose if he wants smoking or not, and customer free to choose to go there or not...
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we have this here too, but it is crazy, there is for example a cigar lounge but smoking is illegal

I dislike such laws, business owner should be able to choose if he wants smoking or not, and customer free to choose to go there or not...
Yes, but before the law in 90% of places the owner allowed smoking. Families had a hard time to find a place to eat or drink with clean air.
Smokers claim the right to smoke, that is opposed to the right to breath clean air claimed by non-smokers. Since science has proven that smoking is harmful, including the passive one, I think it's more fair to protect the interest of non-smokers, and also of people who work there all day.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 02:33 AM   #23899
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Yes, but before the law in 90% of places the owner allowed smoking. Families had a hard time to find a place to eat or drink with clean air.
Smokers claim the right to smoke, that is opposed to the right to breath clean air claimed by non-smokers. Since science has proven that smoking is harmful, including the passive one, I think it's more fair to protect the interest of non-smokers, and also of people who work there all day.
But right of business owner should win Only just need people wanting the "clean air" to refuse to go to smoky places, then quickly they will appear... or even have some kind of exemption, like "no not smoking" if the owner wishes to cater to smoker only... (and I say this as non smoker myself as I am too familiar with health risks of it unfortunately). It seems the law is a big, heavy hammer to smash a mosquito and it also destroyed the table

Like I said, near me is a cigar lounge, and they are at risk of a large fine, so far police has not gone, but really, no reason to go there if not smoking...

Anyway, what was with the Chinese driving his car on the river and the article saying:
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Onlookers watched in horror as the unidentified man risked his life just to save pennies, gasping each time they heard the ice creak under the weight of the silver-coloured car.
But he made it to the other side without problems, so he is the WINNER, we should all be proud and happy for him. Thinking about it, I spend a lot of time to cross river to work and back, and, it is -23 *C this week. I think river should be hard enough, maybe I will try it
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In some cold places in Russia, Canada, Scandinavia frozen rivers and lakes are regularily crossed by vehicles during winter. The ice surface is made smooth with buldozers and the ice road is closed when ice is too thin.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1446857
There's even a TV series about the life of a group of truckers who cross the frozen and desolated Canadian Arctic.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Road_Truckers
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