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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:07 AM   #6501
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #6502
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Yeah, Verso only drinks water, remember?
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #6503
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Yeah, col...cool water
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #6504
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Have you guys run out of ideas? Ok, I know Wikipedia and other sources say there's no such point, so it obviously isn't "usual". But...
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:42 AM   #6505
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No, and no more such questions. :P

EDIT: wow, I just discovered another one!
You're not exactly allowing us to play 20 Questions...
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:45 AM   #6506
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Well, TECHNICALLY since all the borders runs downwards to the centre of the earth we do not have just a quadripoint, we have centisomethingpoint, but it's a little hard to place a commemorative stone there.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #6507
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Well, TECHNICALLY since all the borders runs downwards to the centre of the earth we do not have just a quadripoint, we have centisomethingpoint, but it's a little hard to place a commemorative stone there.
Bravo.



Another one is the South Pole, but I'm not sure it counts.


Btw, I live in a Ljubljana district that has a quadripoint with three other districts.


And it's situated on this bridge on the eastern LJ bypass.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:59 AM   #6508
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Now that's just lame. A country's borders don't extend all the way down to the center of the Earth, only to the depth of exploitation.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:02 AM   #6509
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Where did you read that? And what about South Pole?
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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:05 AM   #6510
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There's another one here - Austria, Germany and Swiss cantons Thurgau and Sankt Gallen. Since Switzerland is officially confederation (but actually rather federation) it could be officially considered quadripoint (between four states).
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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #6511
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Normally, it's when you speak about a country's exclusice economic zone referring to maritime claims that the zone extends 200 meters downward or to the depth of explotation of the continental shelf. I think you can use an analogous argument about land borders. You only own the land as far down as you can use it, and since there is nothing below the continental shelf that can be exploited TECHNICALLY it's not your land. It isn't even land, it's just magma.

About the South Pole, the claims on Antarctica are almost all overlapping and no country recognizes the other one's claims.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #6512
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Normally, it's when you speak about a country's exclusice economic zone referring to maritime claims that the zone extends 200 meters downward or to the depth of explotation of the continental shelf. I think you can use an analogous argument about land borders. You only own the land as far down as you can use it, and since there is nothing below the continental shelf that can be exploited TECHNICALLY it's not your land. It isn't even land, it's just magma.

About the South Pole, the claims on Antarctica are almost all overlapping and no country recognizes the other one's claims.
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There's another one here - Austria, Germany and Swiss cantons Thurgau and Sankt Gallen. Since Switzerland is officially confederation (but actually rather federation) it could be officially considered quadripoint (between four states).
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There is no legally binding agreement as to where the boundaries lie between Switzerland, Germany and Austria where these three countries meet in Lake Constance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Co...tional_borders
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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:26 AM   #6513
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You just edited that by yourself But no, at least those claims aren't universally recognized. But then again, it's all up to interpretation.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #6514
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This claims and mutual recognition by some countries have no legal consequences as international agreement about Antarctica signed by most countries had never been reached.

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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:47 AM   #6515
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Normally, it's when you speak about a country's exclusice economic zone referring to maritime claims that the zone extends 200 meters downward or to the depth of explotation of the continental shelf. I think you can use an analogous argument about land borders. You only own the land as far down as you can use it, and since there is nothing below the continental shelf that can be exploited TECHNICALLY it's not your land. It isn't even land, it's just magma.
I believe countries still recognize "cuius est solum eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos". But for private land, territoy below or above the surface is no man's land if there is no possibility of occupation by the owner.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 03:01 AM   #6516
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Yeah, what lies below some country, certainly belongs to it more than to any other country. And the center of the Earth is actually solid.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 09:25 AM   #6517
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Well, TECHNICALLY since all the borders runs downwards to the centre of the earth we do not have just a quadripoint, we have centisomethingpoint, but it's a little hard to place a commemorative stone there.
Well, TECHNICALLY, all cartography is based on gravitational field, which is not even through the world. Also there are number of coordinate systems over the world, which are not compatible between each other. So if you would like to define this omnithingpoint of all borders, every country would have a different suggestion, larger countries would even have more suggestions.

Just some morning inspiration before I start work seriously.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #6518
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A bit of an Oxymoron for the NJDOT , check out the Signs, in Exchange Place : Jersey City.

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Old December 8th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #6519
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 14 INCHES ARE ANTICIPATED FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA. THE BEST THREAT FOR RECEIVING OVER A FOOT OF SNOW IS GENERALLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 20. ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 16 INCHES ARE FORECAST FROM EAST OF DES MOINES TO SOUTH OF WATERLOO.

SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS DANGEROUS WINTER STORM...ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS AND TOWARDS RUSH HOUR TONIGHT. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATING ON ROADWAYS...VERY STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...LEADING TO THE POTENTIAL FOR MAJOR TRAVEL IMPACTS AND ROAD CLOSURES. SNOW DRIFTS OF 8 TO 15 FEET ARE POSSIBLE BY WEDNESDAY.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #6520
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There seems to be winter around the corner even for Europe. Who would think that ...
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