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Old August 1st, 2014, 12:12 AM   #26881
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If everything turns good, I will be given a part-time job at the Ministry of Transportation of Slovak republic next month.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 02:18 PM   #26882
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In AARoads Forum they would mark you as DOT (department of transportation) employee .

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Yepp, it's Rendőrség but they're using the English name for their website for some reason.
It's more recognizable than 'Rendőrség'. Most other European languages use variants of police, even Basque (Unrelated to other languages) uses 'polizia', which is the same word as in Italian.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 02:20 PM   #26883
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It's more recognizable than 'Rendőrség'. Most other European languages use variants of police, even Basque (Unrelated to other languages) uses 'polizia', which is the same word as in Italian.
I can only think of one other exception: the Irish use the word Garda.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:14 PM   #26884
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We will see... But I am quite happy about that.

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I can only think of one other exception: the Irish use the word Garda.
Does not Italy use "carabinieri"? Or is that only a name for certain police section?
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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:21 PM   #26885
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Does not Italy use "carabinieri"? Or is that only a name for certain police section?
Those are two different organistaions:

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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:27 PM   #26886
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I can only think of one other exception: the Irish use the word Garda.
It may have a Latin etymology, since in Italian Guardia means 'watchman'.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:29 PM   #26887
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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 August 1st, 2014, 03:42 PM   #26888
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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:50 PM   #26889
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Those are two different organistaions:
Yes. Polizia is a civil institution, subordinated to the Minister of the Internal Affairs. Carabinieri is a military institution, subordinated to the Minister of the Defence. Carabinieri usually do civil functions like Polizia, but they can also work with the Italian army in "peace missions"(*) abroad.
(*) politically-correct expression for war
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Old August 1st, 2014, 05:35 PM   #26890
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Watching a bit of Dutch TV right now. My nan gave me a Dutch satellite smart-card, so I've got all Dutch channels here in Austria. Got Sky as well, so I got all British channels. Who wants to watch German and Austrian TV anyway - there is nothing worse then to hear a jive African-American talking with a Hamburg accent.

Anyway, some US military friends of mine who are stationed in Germany feel more at home in Holland. Somewhat more American they say. I see their point...

In America there are a lot of car-thefts. So the police use bait-cars, which they park somewhere - usually with the engine running and they wait for a potential thief to come and take it, only to be nicked by the police minutes later and a few hundred metres down the road.

On Dutch TV they were just talking about bait-bicycles. A scheme apparently in operation in Utrecht where they catch bicycle-thief's by the dozens.
I can't even tell how many bikes they nicked from me. But I only stole about 3 or 4 in my life, so I have to steal a few more to get the balance right
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Old August 1st, 2014, 06:07 PM   #26891
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In America there are a lot of car-thefts. So the police use bait-cars, which they park somewhere - usually with the engine running and they wait for a potential thief to come and take it, only to be nicked by the police minutes later and a few hundred metres down the road.

On Dutch TV they were just talking about bait-bicycles. A scheme apparently in operation in Utrecht where they catch bicycle-thief's by the dozens.
This should be illegal. As they say, opportunity makes a thief. Anyone would steal, given a chance to do so without being punished. You can throw 90% of the world in jail then.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 06:21 PM   #26892
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This should be illegal. As they say, opportunity makes a thief. Anyone would steal, given a chance to do so without being punished. You can throw 90% of the world in jail then.
It's not an excuse. A honest people won't never steal anything unless it's clearly abandoned by the owner. The same thing may be said about supermarkets, things are left at customer's reach but it's not a justification to steal them. An unlocked car or bicycle shouldn't be a justification to theft. It's like police officers posing like drug addicts to catch pushers.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 06:50 PM   #26893
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An unlocked car or bicycle shouldn't be a justification to theft.
I didn't say that, but those bait-cars are highly controversial IMO. I've already stolen some money myself, because I knew I wouldn't be punished (saleswoman gave me back way too much change). I still feel a little guilty though.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 07:02 PM   #26894
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I don't know if I would say I don't want to steal things because of punishment, more of not wanting to hurt the owner...

Getting too much change and walking off isn't stealing, it's grabbing the cash register and running away that is stealing
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Old August 1st, 2014, 07:15 PM   #26895
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Getting too much change and walking off isn't stealing
Well, I was in an exchange office, so I was given quite some money in any case (it wasn't actually change). The point is that you always check, if you're given the correct sum of money in the other currency. We still had tolar instead of euro, and I think I was given some 20,000 SIT instead of 3,000 SIT, so that was a big difference (€70 or 7 times as much). Of course I immediately noticed it and walked out pretty quickly. My point is that if she'd eventually noticed, I would've been extremely embarrassed, because we'd both have known very well that I'd noticed way too much money, so that would've been pretty much like stealing (although indeed not literally).

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Old August 1st, 2014, 08:28 PM   #26896
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I don't know what is controversial. Whovere has lust for stealing unlocked car is a thief in his soul. And i don't steal or abuse opportunities not because of punishment or hurting the owner, but because it is against my moral codex. Once i've found 50€ on sidewalk. I left it there like I had not noticed.
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Once i've found 50€ on sidewalk. I left it there like I had not noticed.
What? Are you nuts???
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Old August 1st, 2014, 08:58 PM   #26898
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What? Are you nuts???
I've been also affraid there was children or TV trying to fool me :-)
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Old August 1st, 2014, 09:04 PM   #26899
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I've been also affraid there was children or TV trying to fool me :-)
And you were willing to spend a 50 smackeroonies to find out...
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Old August 1st, 2014, 10:13 PM   #26900
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once i saw some money at the floor at corridor of shopping center. i was making my mind up to take it or not, and then some guy took it in front of my nose. i felt so stupid.
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