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Old September 22nd, 2011, 05:51 PM   #11201
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Ok, now I took my mum's car... and the clutch breaks. Looks like conspiracy on the World Car Free Day. I better not ask my sister to lend me her car, it will probably explode.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 06:08 PM   #11202
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how can a clutch break? I was in Paris centre today with my car. no sign of World car free day.

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 06:21 PM   #11203
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how can a clutch break?
Something happens inside (which you don't see) and the clutch stays at the bottom (where you pushed it). It's already happened to me, during driving (on my sister's car, so I won't use it just in case).
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 06:32 PM   #11204
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ohm so today is that day. it is ok, but i hate it from one reason: previous years they used to close whole centre of my city for traffic the whole week, what caused horrible crowds around the city centre. they really haven't got anything with that. and we don't have public transportation, so that's additional fact what makes that action more stupid.
i don't know have they done it also this year, i wasn't in centre.

in Zagreb there were some activists fighting against driving on public transportation lanes with Chuch Norris that's ok because there are still too many drivers obeying ban of driving on lanes for public transportation making it too slow.

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:13 PM   #11205
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Something happens inside (which you don't see) and the clutch stays at the bottom (where you pushed it). It's already happened to me, during driving (on my sister's car, so I won't use it just in case).
If you're lucky, only the clutch bowden is broken. It is easy to replace (few minutes for a mechanic), and the bowden itself is not expensive. If the whole clutch-set is broken, then it won't be cheap...
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:32 PM   #11206
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I know, they changed it 4 times when it happened on my sister's car (but they were so embarrassed that I only paid once). I actually got a phobia from driving those few months, because it happened every now and then (once in the middle of an intersection). But at least I could've set it provisionally and it lasted for a few minutes (or it broke instantly), but now I couldn't have done even that.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 05:08 PM   #11207
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A 77-year old woman from Apolda, Germany, got to the car dealer for a test drive. And what a test drive it was! When she drove out of the premises, she hit a parked car, then panicked, lost control of the car, turned around, entered the showroom through the glass wall, ravaged the entire area, got out the window on the other side and finally stopped against a parked car. € 100 000 in damages. I wonder if she approved the car for a purchase.

http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/...lda-1383488623
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 05:54 PM   #11208
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A 44-year old Italian man was on the run from the police at night on Italian A3 between Salerno and Reggio Calabria, and decided to climb over the railing of the road, and jumped on the side of the road - at least that's what he thought, until he discovered he was on a 185-meter tall viaduct. Miraculously, he survived...

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 06:19 PM   #11209
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I remember they nominated for the Darwin Awards a similar case, but it was in a viaduct of only 20 meters tall, and the guy died.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 06:35 PM   #11210
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 06:56 PM   #11211
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A 44-year old Italian man was on the run from the police at night on Italian A3 between Salerno and Reggio Calabria, and decided to climb over the railing of the road, and jumped on the side of the road - at least that's what he thought, until he discovered he was on a 185-meter tall viaduct. Miraculously, he survived...

http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubri...700063091.html
The accident happened near Bagnara. That bridge is probably the "viadotto Sfalassŕ" (maximum height 247m), that is the sixth tallest road bridge in the world.
The article in Italian said that the man had 175 doses of heroine in his car, so probably it wouldn't be a big loss for our society if he would't survive.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 07:08 PM   #11212
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:27 PM   #11213
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Yeah, bottled water is ridiculous expensive, the other day I was at the station and I needed some water, so I bought some, a small bottle. For one pound twenty .
In most Swiss newsstands a 1.5 litres bottle of water can easily cost 5 CHF (4 EUR, 3.6 GBP, 5.5 USD). In some restaurants, with smaller bottles, for the same quantity this price can triple In supermarkets prices are normal, from 0.25 to 1 CHF for 1.5 litres. I usually buy a pair of bottles a week, and I reuse them for some days, if I need.

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I'm content with the current government as far as road plans go. The Netherlands is finally catching up on the 25-year backlog we had in road investments.
I was happy with the two past transport ministers, lasted for around 20 years in total. They were more favorable to public transport, but without forgetting roads. In any case, approving projects is not their affair.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:35 PM   #11214
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I was happy with the two past transport ministers, lasted for around 20 years in total. They were more favorable to public transport, but without forgetting roads. In any case, approving projects is not their affair.
So your country had 2 transport ministers in 20 years? Mine had about 20 in the last 20 years

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:50 PM   #11215
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I wonder if that is real. The train appears to have only one set of wheels, which means it would tilt over, rendering it undriveable.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 10:05 PM   #11216
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Notice the man, coming to the crossing from the other side. You can clearly see a "cut" and sudden move forward to the crossing. So it's clearly fake (videomontage)...
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Old September 24th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #11217
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Is that Romanian drug mafia?
))))))))))) maybe
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Old September 24th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #11218
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About the bottled water thing: I remember when bottled water was first becoming trendy in the U.S. - this is in the 1970s - Consumer Reports, a respected non-profit product-testing organization, tested several brands (for cleanliness and so on). And also New York City public water. The New York City water won....
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Old September 24th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #11219
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I never buy bottled water (except sparkling water which I'm used to since I was a child). If you need water there is a tap and it's much cheaper than anything you can buy in a supermarket.
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Old September 24th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #11220
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What you write about water is strange for me. In Hungary a 1.5 liter bottle costs, according to the brand, 70-150 forint, the favorite brands 100-120 forint (35-40 eurocents).
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