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Old July 10th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #14881
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Check out Google maps. There are place-names (I'd hesitate to call them towns, but what do I know) called Dogana in both San Marino and Italy, about 1 km apart.

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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:02 PM   #14882
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San Marino is an important hub for money laundering. Most 500€ notes in Italy are withdrawn from the bank in the provinces of Rimini, Forlì Cesena, Como and Varese.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #14883
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San Marino is an important hub for money laundering.
and which micro-country isn't?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #14884
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and which micro-country isn't?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #14885
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and which micro-country isn't?
Even Vatican is.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #14886
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I hear they are building a town in Arizona, called Immigration-and-Bordercontrol. I think it`s on the border somewhere.
It is interesting that the term immigration is not used in Europe.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #14887
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I wouldn't have gone to EBT meeting in any case. I really have nothing to say to some guy I shared a banknote with



I know Canazei well, been there several times. Cable car? Nonsense! I'm there to hike
In the USA, EBT means Food Stamps which poor people on Welfare/the Dole are on. We also have SNAP cards for poor ppl, they look like regular Debit cards.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #14888
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First thing I think of is "electronic bank transfer"....
Food-stamp programs may have different names in different states, though.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #14889
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EBT = EuroBillTracker (€). Didn't know there was an EBT meeting in Ljubljana in 2008.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #14890
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Even Vatican is.
Even? They have invented it.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #14891
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In the USA, EBT means Food Stamps which poor people on Welfare/the Dole are on.
Really? Now we have the same initials for both poor and "rich" people.

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EBT = EuroBillTracker (€). Didn't know there was an EBT meeting in Ljubljana in 2008.
Yup. I joined just after another one in... Barcelona!
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Old July 11th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #14892
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Today on literal theatre*: LOL @ Valencia coat of arms:


* I took this from America's Funniest home Videos (AFV), which, believe me, is aired in Spain too!
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Old July 11th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #14893
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and which micro-country isn't?
Andorra is not a money laundering center and dirty money flowing through Campione d'Italia is probably more plentiful.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #14894
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Today on literal theatre*: LOL @ Valencia coat of arms:


* I took this from America's Funniest home Videos (AFV), which, believe me, is aired in Spain too!
LOL



Plus, the Mayor of Valencia City, Rita Barvera, is also known as Godzilla



(the person on the right)
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Old July 13th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #14895
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No lack of parking in this area of Dallas, Texas.

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Old July 13th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #14896
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So you park your car and then ask a friend to take you by car to the other side of the parking lot, where you have things to do...
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Old July 13th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #14897
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It's part of Manheim auto auctions, the largest in the world.

Here's another site in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The parking lot is well over a mile wide.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #14898
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So... my car was converted 2 days ago to run on LPG fuel. I did 200 km since then in the city, outside the city and on the motorway and I can say that it goes exactly as before... just on fewer money

On the exterior you can't see anything different on the car. Inside I have just a very small switch between LPG and petrol which also shows how much LPG you've got left:



The LPG filling is done on that tiny hole below the petrol one:



The LPG tank is mounted where the spare wheel was before, below the trunk's carpet:



I mounted the spare wheel at the end of the trunk, so the space used by it is minimal:

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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:14 PM   #14899
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are these switches the same in the whole world? my parents have exactly the same switch

btw, don't you drive Thalia?
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #14900
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There are three types of fillers used in Europe. So if you travel abroad, you need an adapter in some countries.
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