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Old May 6th, 2014, 07:37 PM   #24921
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Valid point, but the real problem is that our societies need to do more to help those who are down on their luck. Individuals giving out money on the street isn't the best way to do that, and degrading to everyone involved.

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Old May 6th, 2014, 08:40 PM   #24922
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I totally agree. Begging is not a problem or a solution, it's a symptom. But when the beggars are from a foreign country, there isn't much you can do to solve the underlying problem.

BTW, in Estonia, most homeless people don't beg, they collect bottles or cans from garbage bins. Since we have a deposit system for plastic/glass bottles and cans, they can earn a decent amount by doing that.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #24923
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I have just realized, this song is 10 years old!


You can't imagine, what happened when DJ launched it and people already had 4-6 shots.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #24924
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a lorry has dropped some corn today at city Kutina





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Old May 6th, 2014, 09:40 PM   #24925
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You can't imagine, what happened when DJ launched it and people already had 4-6 shots.
we couldnt withstand the need to come up with a parody

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngME_60nKTQ
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Old May 6th, 2014, 09:46 PM   #24926
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Old May 6th, 2014, 10:26 PM   #24927
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Filharmonia Dowcipu, too, interpreted it:
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Old May 6th, 2014, 10:36 PM   #24928
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That was a lot better than I was expecting it to be
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Old May 6th, 2014, 11:06 PM   #24929
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a lorry has dropped some corn today at city Kutina
I'd expect quinces.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #24930
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Huge bridge fire in a suburb of Los Angeles. I-15 is one of the main arteries out of L.A. and now completely shut down.

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Old May 7th, 2014, 12:55 AM   #24931
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I totally agree. Begging is not a problem or a solution, it's a symptom. But when the beggars are from a foreign country, there isn't much you can do to solve the underlying problem.

BTW, in Estonia, most homeless people don't beg, they collect bottles or cans from garbage bins. Since we have a deposit system for plastic/glass bottles and cans, they can earn a decent amount by doing that.
I'd like to see the deposit system implemented in Italy too, it would be great for the environment. I knew that they do that in Germany, Norway and Sweden but I didn't expected an Eastern country coming before us. People seem having no problems with walking around or even climbing a mountain with heavy full bottles, but when those bottles became light and empty, a short walk to the trash can seems a huge hassle.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 12:59 AM   #24932
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2 "selfies" from my recent trips

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In Bled, Slovenia
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Old May 7th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #24933
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Neat car, we don't have in Canada/US, it's like an Audimazda
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Old May 7th, 2014, 01:30 AM   #24934
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I have just realized, this song is 10 years old!


You can't imagine, what happened when DJ launched it and people already had 4-6 shots.
I really liked the Russian remake . But without understanding the text it won't be so funny... .


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I'd like to see the deposit system implemented in Italy too, it would be great for the environment. I knew that they do that in Germany, Norway and Sweden but I didn't expected an Eastern country coming before us. People seem having no problems with walking around or even climbing a mountain with heavy full bottles, but when those bottles became light and empty, a short walk to the trash can seems a huge hassle.
No return money on glass bottles in Italy?
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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:00 AM   #24936
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Meanwhile in Russia (happy ending story for a change)

Great reflexes by the truck driver and impressive Volvo brake system, prevented a car accident

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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:02 AM   #24937
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I have just realized, this song is 10 years old!
Oh my.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 03:02 AM   #24938
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No return money on glass bottles in Italy?
No, unfortunately.
We've recently pushed a lot for household waste sorting, with good percentages of it in many Italian cities (still with some exceptions, Rome is the most notable one), but we still don't have deposit for glass bottles.

We used to have it when my parents were young, but then it was cancelled now we only have it for water bottles in restaurants.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 05:43 AM   #24939
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In Quebec, Canada we have the deposit (on plastic bottles, aluminium cans and glass bottles). In Ontario, Canada, no deposit. Both places have recycling programme.

The effect of litter is not apparent, nor on rate of recycling. However, since the aluminium cans have value, it means Quebec people spend much more money, to pay all the deposits, the deposit bureaucracy, and also have to pay more for the recycling pickup, since the recycled material does not have the valuable aluminium waste.

It really seems a terrible system this deposit... (it makes sense maybe for re-usable bottles like for beer, but not 1 time use containers...)

another silly one is we have to pay 10 cents deposit on beer bottles. Most (Canadian-bottled) beer uses same bottle and the bottle is washed and used again. But imported beer (e.g. Heineken) comes from Europe or elsewhere in a special bottle. These bottles are also subject to deposit, but they are not re-used, just thrown away once they are returned. We could just throw it in the recycling bin for free, but instead, we need to pay, and carry them back to the store, who throws them in the garbage
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Old May 7th, 2014, 11:34 AM   #24940
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Serbs often visit Bled:



And sometimes Kranjska Gora (that Austrian guy gonna lose his front license plate one day):



Nice panoramic view of Sremski Karlovci, the Danube and Novi Sad heating plant in the background:



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