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Old August 6th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #8301
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I just saw the police come down a road, stop next to a car stopped at a traffic light, a policeman got out, put his hand in a car and turned it off, and asked the man to get out of the car
It is standard procedure in United Kingdom when the motorist is not thought to be particular dangerous but might attempt to flee.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #8302
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So the policeman turned the key in the car he wanted to stop?
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Old August 7th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #8303
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So the policeman turned the key in the car he wanted to stop?
Yes. If you watch some reality-TV cops programs in Britain like Law and Disorder or Car Crimes you will see it practiced routinely.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 02:03 PM   #8304
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It seem weird to me, because the policeman has to go to the drivers door, open the door and then turn the key, with the driver inside. I think that they should do this only if the driver isn't cooperating.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #8305
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^If the driver isn't cooperating how do you suppose the officer is going to get their hands in the car to take the keys?
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Old August 7th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #8306
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But if the officer, after he stops the car, goes after the keys, how does he know that the driver will cooperate or not? What if, when he gets his hands in the car, the driver attacks him?
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:19 PM   #8307
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My guess it's Bangkok photoshopped?
Insane.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #8308
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Yesterday in Warsaw. Photos by Adam G.





Sudden downpour caught everyone by surprise and halted traffic for hours.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 11:59 PM   #8309
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Nice route number, considering the circumstances, on the bus of the second photo
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Old August 8th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #8310
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walking route: From near Málaga (Mijas) to near Barcelona (Sant Vicenç de Montalt) via Melilla and Eivissa:
http://maps.google.es/... (If you want, change the ".es" to your country code or to ".com" if you haven't Google maps in your country)
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Old August 8th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #8311
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walking route: From near Málaga (Mijas) to near Barcelona (Sant Vicenç de Montalt) via Melilla and Eivissa:
http://maps.google.es/... (If you want, change the ".es" to your country code or to ".com" if you haven't Google maps in your country)
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This is the best part of it:

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Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #8312
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My guess it's Bangkok photoshopped?
Photoshop

But I guess this is how Bangkok "should" look like if they really wanted to get rid of traffic jams
Anyway, even now it looks rather crazy (and I like that ).
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Old August 8th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #8313
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A Lada Kalina 1118 in the Netherlands. Lada was quite popular in the west, including the Netherlands, until the late 1980's. Halfway through the 1990's, the car virtually disappeared from the Dutch roads, and in the 2000's saw sales of approximately 70 Lada's per year.

Many people still associate Lada with those "tanks" from the 1980's, hence its bad name and low sales in the Netherlands.

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Old August 8th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #8314
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But I guess this is how Bangkok "should" look like if they really wanted to get rid of traffic jams
Anyway, even now it looks rather crazy (and I like that ).
I know where you can find such an image :p.Go to Kuala Lumpur and see how many highways there are
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Old August 10th, 2010, 12:04 AM   #8315
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We were discussing on the border posts the possibility that Belgium and Netherlands reestablished border controls.

Now think if the Low Countries resorted to pre-Westphalia fashion:

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Old August 10th, 2010, 08:22 PM   #8316
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Hi, great to see everyone again in piece!

Yesterday I returned home from Central Russia, pictures will follow soon. If you're asking me about the smoke, yes I've experienced it:


That's the view after exit from M7 near Noginsk (Moscow oblast). In such conditions it's pointless to take photos, so I missed M7 Nizhny Novgorod-Noginsk and Murom-Vladimir highways.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #8317
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Tell me about it.

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Old August 10th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #8318
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You were in Russia too?

This is the place where I stayed. Normal sunset, 22th of July:


Smoke is coming from Vyksa region, sun is barely seen on 24th of July:


The view on 30th of July:


I've never experienced something like this, it ruined my holiday.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #8319
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I've only visited Moscow. I was there from monday till friday last week. Wednesday was bad, but I went to Sergiev Posad that day where the smog was less serious. Friday was really bad, I took the picture in my earlier post on this friday. It was quite bizarre to be in a city where world news is taking place. Luckily I've had smog-free days as well. Thursday, for example, was completely smog-free (5th of August).
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Friday was really bad,
Yeah, that day I was driving back to Petersburg, trying to escape the flaming regions. Btw, I posted this picture earlier, it was taken that day (me behind the wheel), visibility was about 40 meters, despite the bad weather conditions everyone was driving 100 km/h and more.
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