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Old November 2nd, 2009, 09:41 PM   #6101
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I know! I'm sorry to use the expression, but these law and policy makers are really beggining to take the piss because they are scared of law suits or however you spell it.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:33 PM   #6102
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That's ridiculus, soon you will need biometrical documentation in order to buy alcohol :/
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 12:44 AM   #6103
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Great, I parked my car just a little bit wrong (wasn't hindering anyone!), and they towed it. Someone with nothing to do called them and made me go home on foot without umbrella and pick up the car in rain, not to mention paying 87 euros.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:47 PM   #6104
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Do you mean that you can't be drunk in someone's house (or even your own)? What is the penalty on those drinking tickets?
Not in the USA when you're under 21.. Every drinking ticket you get will appear on your sheet and looks bad when you're applying to a college or job for example.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:41 PM   #6105
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Not in the USA when you're under 21.. Every drinking ticket you get will appear on your sheet and looks bad when you're applying to a college or job for example.
Awful, i can't believe colleges bother to consider if you drank bellow the age of 21 in a private property.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:02 AM   #6106
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Happy birthday Timon!

He turned 18 today Skål
Time to get that driver's license!

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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #6107
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Timon is finally an adult!

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Old November 4th, 2009, 02:50 AM   #6108
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How 'bout this!



Did you know there was a 1,450-km road in Antarctica? Well, I had no idea. It isn't paved, of course, and you can't drive just by any car, but it's a road. Very nice surprise.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:46 AM   #6109
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Happy Birthday Timon welcome to the Adult Club

as for drinking in the US its 21 at Bars and to buy , but 18 at home alone or with Family thats what i know.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #6110
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as for drinking in the US its 21 at Bars and to buy , but 18 at home alone or with Family thats what i know.
It's different in every state
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Old November 4th, 2009, 10:11 AM   #6111
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yes state to state , here in the Northeast its legal on a small scale , but illegal on a party scale which i can understand , but the cops rarely care about a few Kids , there more concerned about Drugs
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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #6112
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Did you know there was a 1,450-km road in Antarctica? Well, I had no idea. It isn't paved, of course, and you can't drive just by any car, but it's a road. Very nice surprise.
It doesn't even look like road
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Thanks to all!

Unfortunately a bunch of *******s delayed my internet connection so I haven't been around in a while. I guess that it will take a while before I'm really back
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Old November 4th, 2009, 02:35 PM   #6114
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Old November 4th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #6115
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It doesn't even look like road
Well, it's a compacted snow road. They leveled snow and filled in crevasses, and flags mark its route. Without doing all this, it would be rather impossible to drive there. It may not look like a road, but there's still a big difference with trying to drive accross Antarctica just like that, falling in a crevasse sooner or later.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #6116
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Happy birthday Timon!

I was searching for sime road + fireworks set, but couldn't find one This pic is still nice though, it shows your future bright adult life


Guess where it is
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Old November 4th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #6117
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Did you know there was a 1,450-km road in Antarctica? Well, I had no idea. It isn't paved, of course, and you can't drive just by any car, but it's a road. Very nice surprise.
Interesting. I wonder if we'll ever see a motorway built in Antarctica.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #6118
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^ Let me answer you straight away: no!
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Old November 4th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #6119
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Only if Antartica becomes populated (which may or may not happen in the future)
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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:41 AM   #6120
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Anyone ever read the book "Traffic" by Tom Vanderbilt?

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After three years of research, in 2008 he released Traffic which, according to the publisher Knopf’s promotional material, had a first run printing of 150,000 copies and was a feature of Book of the Month Club. The Wall Street Journal called Traffic, “a fascinating survey of the oddities and etiquette of driving”. The Boston Globe wrote, "He found no serious general books about [driving] but did find a mountain of research. So for three years he immersed himself in the subject, traveled around the world, interviewing drivers, researchers, and traffic engineers. With almost 90 pages of footnotes, the book is a bottomless compendium of research."
I've read it. It's quite interesting, why we drive the way we drive. It does miss some statistical context here and there though, but it's a whole lot of info and stats.

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