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Old November 1st, 2014, 08:41 PM   #28441
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Someone mentioned the high density of traffic lights in the UK today, which is now leading me to question the nearest traffic lights to me. Apart from pedestrian crossings, the nearest traffic light I can think of is over 40 miles away.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 08:59 PM   #28442
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You live on the outer Hebrides?
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Old November 1st, 2014, 10:05 PM   #28443
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1 November 2014: 20 °C in the Netherlands

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Old November 1st, 2014, 11:03 PM   #28444
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You live on the outer Hebrides?
As far as I can see/remember the nearest traffic lighted junction to Aberystwyth is the junction of the A489 and the A483 in Newtown, Powys.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 11:08 PM   #28445
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How's your Welsh coming?
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Old November 1st, 2014, 11:10 PM   #28446
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Also, until recently the nearest escalator was in Shrewsbury.

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Still going to evening lessons, but it isn't going very quickly.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 02:22 PM   #28447
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Question for Slovenians: few years ago there was a scandal when a street in Ljubljana was named after Tito. Two years later Constitutional Court of Slovenia judged that it was unconstitutional and against man's dignity to promote undemocratic regime. Meanwhile, in many Slovenian cities and towns (Maribor, Koper, Jesenice, Postojna, Velenje...) there are still streets and squares named after Tito, which haven't been renamed after fall of communism. How is that possible?
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 02:29 PM   #28448
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What do you all think about Serbian highways ?
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 03:15 PM   #28449
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Not a lot. Never been on one
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 04:07 PM   #28450
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@AlexZR only new naming is affected and against constitution, old namings are, so Institutional court, part of history. (I don't know by what logic they are not against constitution too)
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 04:25 PM   #28451
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Also people ignore court rulings all the time all over the world.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 04:35 PM   #28452
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Question for Slovenians: few years ago there was a scandal when a street in Ljubljana was named after Tito. Two years later Constitutional Court of Slovenia judged that it was unconstitutional and against man's dignity to promote undemocratic regime. Meanwhile, in many Slovenian cities and towns (Maribor, Koper, Jesenice, Postojna, Velenje...) there are still streets and squares named after Tito, which haven't been renamed after fall of communism. How is that possible?
It's the same in Croatia, there are loads of cities named after Tito.
For example, take a look at here in Rovinj: https://www.google.it/maps/place/Trg...d033eba11f3f91

I find it even more weird, because "Trg Marsala Tita" is next to "Piazza Giacomo Matteotti". Matteotti is an Italian politician who was murdered by the fascists in 1924, after publicly opposing the rise of fascism and their violence.
They don't share much with each other, right?

Last but not least: in Italian, when you replace O with A at the end of a word, it becomes feminine.
So this is kinda how I imagine Marsala Tita



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Old November 2nd, 2014, 04:52 PM   #28453
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Afaik tito was partisan and fought against nazis. So actually they somehow had the common goal.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 04:54 PM   #28454
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So did Stalin. Eventually....
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 05:18 PM   #28455
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I'm not ready for this!!

http://www.weather.com/video/rain-an...-england-36281

Not that I'm in New England, but just three weeks ago....

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Old November 2nd, 2014, 05:55 PM   #28456
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So did Stalin. Eventually....
Exactly, after years of alliance.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 06:09 PM   #28457
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So did Stalin. Eventually....
Actually, if it was not for Stalin I would have been probably German, or never born... . That doesn't make me feel like I should name streets after him though.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 06:46 PM   #28458
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Actually, if it was not for Stalin I would have been probably German, or never born... . That doesn't make me feel like I should name streets after him though.
Some people are unable to distinguish facts. But the most important is, there is no black&white world. Caucescu is a good example. From start he looked like wise and smart leader. He took advantages from being on East, but also maintained good relations with West. In former Czechoslovakia we often don't know how to perceive it, because of his refusal to participate in 1968 Czechoslovakia Invasion. I, personally, still think he should have been sentenced at regular court, not somewhere in the bunker with no lawyers.

On the other hand, he did not deserve to have public place named after.

Tito is the similar case. Yugoslavia was the only country to be set free by itself in WW2 under his rule. He really held the country locked together and people did not care about their nationality. For us in the East Bloc, Yugoslavia was something well developed, rich and prospering. Comparing to our stupid crazy and insane elderly leaders completely subordinated to USSR, there was no totality in SFRY at all.

The bloodshed started soon after his death.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 08:25 PM   #28459
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It's the same in Croatia, there are loads of cities named after Tito.
You mean streets, right? Streets named after Tito are more common in Istria, than the rest of Croatia.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 08:28 PM   #28460
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I'm sorry but there was nothing good about Stalin He was as mad as Hitler and most likely killed more people than him.
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