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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:22 AM   #16681
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there is this huge media coverage only because this is happening in the states.
Make that "New York". It appears most Dutch media just translate the NY Times and publicize it in Dutch. I've been reading the NY Times from time to time and I found many topics about U.S. affairs in the Dutch media are just basically shortened and translated versions of what the NY Times writes.

I browse a few foreign news sites from time to time, including the NY Times, Houston Chronicle, LA Times, Jyllands-Posten and several German news sites like Focus or Der Westen. I like to stay informed beyond what the Dutch media serves.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:28 AM   #16682
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of course it matters and we symphatize with you guys that are on the east coast, must be horrible. what keber tried to say is that there is this huge media coverage only because this is happening in the states. if it would be somewhere else, it wouldn't 'matter' so much.
I know. Of course, it's only today that we're starting to see things like towns covered in sand. First helicopter flyovers of the Shore were this afternoon; President's visiting New Jersey tomorrow.

I'm concerned about my mother; don't know how long she'll be without power.

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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:29 AM   #16683
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Penn's, you got me completely wrong. I didn't say the floods, destruction and tragedy was fake. The only thing I said was the "shark swimming in the street" video was looking like fake. And think about it this way: Media should say how many thousands people need help... instead what they say is "Look! A shark! How odd!".
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:29 AM   #16684
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Make that "New York". It appears most Dutch media just translate the NY Times and publicize it in Dutch. I've been reading the NY Times from time to time and I found many topics about U.S. affairs in the Dutch media are just basically shortened and translated versions of what the NY Times writes.

I browse a few foreign news sites from time to time, including the NY Times, Houston Chronicle, LA Times, Jyllands-Posten and several German news sites like Focus or Der Westen. I like to stay informed beyond what the Dutch media serves.
Can you read Danish?
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:30 AM   #16685
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Penn's, you got me completely wrong. I didn't say the floods, destruction and tragedy was fake. The only thing I said was the "shark swimming in the street" video was looking like fake. And think about it this way: Media should say how many thousands people need help... instead what they say is "Look! A shark! How odd!".
I was snarking at Keber, really. (Or I would have said Bulgaria instead of Slovenia!)
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:32 AM   #16686
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I guess so, but I wrote it, becuase I was the one who used the word "fake", not him, and your post containing the same word was just after mine
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:34 AM   #16687
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And I'll assume he wasn't aware of the extent of this. We're just getting the full picture in the last few hours. (See point about sand-inundated towns above.)

[EDIT:] Actually, I'll admit I too felt we were seeing too much New York yesterday - Philadelphia's much closer to the storm - but now I realize it's really bad up there (to state the obvious); we've come through surprisingly well, at least as far as I can tell.[END EDIT]

Enough said.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:35 AM   #16688
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Can you read Danish?
On a basic level. Not enough to pick up nuances and I need to translate certain words, but Danish has a lot in common with Dutch, English and German, languages which I can read with ease.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:44 AM   #16689
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:45 AM   #16690
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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:23 AM   #16691
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As soon as temperatures dropped to 0°C, I caught cold (or even flu), so my trip to Istanbul will be crap.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:59 AM   #16692
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Make that "New York". It appears most Dutch media just translate the NY Times and publicize it in Dutch. I've been reading the NY Times from time to time and I found many topics about U.S. affairs in the Dutch media are just basically shortened and translated versions of what the NY Times writes.

I browse a few foreign news sites from time to time, including the NY Times, Houston Chronicle, LA Times, Jyllands-Posten and several German news sites like Focus or Der Westen. I like to stay informed beyond what the Dutch media serves.
Me too. On the net I read BBC and ad.nl. Newspapers wise I read the Times and Tiroler Tagezeitung.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:36 AM   #16693
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Snippets from this evening's news:

Target date for power restoration in a lot of New Jersey is November 5. (I assume my mother's power is still out, as she's not answering the phone and the answering machine's not picking up. I did speak to her this morning - she called me on her cell phone - and my brother's three miles away from her and presumably checking on her. He went over there first thing this morning to check and clean up. I don't want to call her to conserve her cell battery, so I'm just left slightly concerned.)

20,000 to 25,000 people are "stranded" in Hoboken, N.J. (can't get out of their buildings because the streets are flooded thanks to the Hudson overflowing - only the National Guard has the equipment that can get down the narrow streets to reach them and it hasn't arrived yet).

Army Corps of Engineers has been called in to help drain flooded subway tunnels. (Flooding which, I gather, has never happened). Last time it had to do "something like this" (I'm not clear what "something like this" means...) was Katrina.

There are quite a few European countries with populations that are smaller (in some cases far smaller) than that of New York City alone, even without the suburbs. (8.3 million or so.)
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Old October 31st, 2012, 10:47 AM   #16694
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:53 AM   #16695
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Google street view is finally availible in Slovakia!! Initialy there were only 15 towns to appear on Street view, however there is much more.

Lol, Slovak google street view
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:21 PM   #16696
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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:56 PM   #16697
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Google street view is finally availible in Slovakia!! Initialy there were only 15 towns to appear on Street view, however there is much more.

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Welcome to the European Union 2012! The Bronx in the 80s looks like Beverly Hills compared to that!
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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 October 31st, 2012, 03:03 PM   #16698
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looks familiar with other places of the EU.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 03:04 PM   #16699
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I'm suprised that they allow people to live in these places...
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Old October 31st, 2012, 03:08 PM   #16700
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I've seen a report about a similar setup in Baia Mare, Romania. These derelict buildings often have no electricity or running water.
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