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Old March 2nd, 2014, 01:57 AM   #24401
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edit: I completely missed Penn's post
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 03:45 AM   #24402
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 04:53 AM   #24403
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I know, where the hell is Transdniestria?
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 12:52 PM   #24404
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I know, where the hell is Transdniestria?
Obviously they didn't show it in Western maps. And the black area in the South East in that map is, de facto Abkhazia.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 02:05 PM   #24405
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edit: I completely missed Penn's post
Still better than Iraq in place of Germany.



Or Switzerland in place of the Czech Republic.




Its true that Czechoslovakia is a stronger trademark in many parts of the world. There are two things that people often remember. Either it is Prague, or Czechoslovakia.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 05:11 PM   #24406
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It seems somebody didn't updated his maps since 1992.

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2014?
Yes, exactly yesterday

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Last 29th February was in 2012.
Yes, but that was a nice mistake I caught.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 06:41 PM   #24407
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Still better than Iraq in place of Germany.

If I worked at the TV station I would do something like that ^ at least once (probably only would be able to once )
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 09:42 PM   #24408
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edit: I completely missed Penn's post
Damn! Now it is obvious that whole Ukrainian theatre was driven by Czechs to confuse the entire world and quietly get Slovakia back. I should change the location information in my profile. Time to merge Slovak and Czech motorways thread.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 10:02 PM   #24409
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Damn! Now it is obvious that whole Ukrainian theatre was driven by Czechs to confuse the entire world and quietly get Slovakia back. I should change the location information in my profile. Time to merge Slovak and Czech motorways thread.
Border between Slovakia and Czech Republic is still there on the map, so it means that Slovakia renamed itself!
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 11:51 PM   #24410
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Worse than these kind of embarrassing mistakes is that US news channels and programs usually carry very little news from outside the US (the Ukraine situation is an exception, it's getting a lot of coverage). My cable system recently started carrying BBC World News and I'm addicted to it. It's good to know there are actually important things happening in the world outside the US!
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 01:33 AM   #24411
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Still better than Iraq in place of Germany.

Or Switzerland in place of the Czech Republic.
I think it's worse to show a country that hasn't existed since 1993.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 05:40 AM   #24412
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But they show the current country (as Alex notes), just wrong name
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 05:04 PM   #24413
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Russian Army is reportedly near Polish border. Well, maybe I am paranoid, but I already bought spare pack of flour, oil, pasta, some pates and cans and electric heater. Things are getting pretty serious...
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They have a huge amount of salt left over in the Netherlands after the very mild winter. Rijkswaterstaat district east reports they have used just 20% of their salt stock, and I've seen them spreading salt just to get rid of it (temperatures well above freezing). Actual usefulness of salting this year was close to zero. It hasn't snowed for a single day and night temperatures were only a few times below zero in dry conditions.
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Putin isn't crazy enough to attack any EU member. But the war in Ukraine and the blockade of road and rail routes may have impact on the Europe - Asia trades and increase the price of some stuff that would need to be transported on longer routes.
Currently, going overland from Italy to southern Russia (like Sochi) means going as far north as Belarus (with one more visa) or even Latvia (without other visas).
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 06:27 PM   #24416
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Putin isn't crazy enough to attack any EU member. But the war in Ukraine and the blockade of road and rail routes may have impact on the Europe - Asia trades and increase the price of some stuff that would need to be transported on longer routes.
Currently, going overland from Italy to southern Russia (like Sochi) means going as far north as Belarus (with one more visa) or even Latvia (without other visas).
No doubt that EU is Russia-safe, but you know, we (especially east EU countries) are quite dependent on Russia regarding natural gas and oil and therefore, in the most disastrous scenario, power or energy blackouts are possible.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 07:10 PM   #24417
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No doubt that EU is Russia-safe, but you know, we (especially east EU countries) are quite dependent on Russia regarding natural gas and oil and therefore, in the most disastrous scenario, power or energy blackouts are possible.
Remember the January 2009:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_R...ne_gas_dispute
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 07:21 PM   #24418
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That was exactly I thought of...
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That was exactly I thought of...
You better get ready:

http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/721798
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 09:06 PM   #24420
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Last nights Top Gear was one of the funniest ever, particularly the bits where they tried to educate cyclists.

This one of the 'public service announcements'. Irish and British cyclists are, and always have been, Reeeealllllly stupid when it comes to traffic lights!!!!



2 More Videos Follow. There were a few more in the programme that have not appeared on youtube....yet

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