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Old December 20th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #17781
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I'm going to watch that tomorrow.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #17782
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Tomorrow it will happen. The biggest, most epic fail of the history: World won't end .
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Old December 20th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #17783
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I'm going to watch that tomorrow.
I watched it already 4 days ago (seems they've been running 2012 movie on many many channels these days)
A movie with the most absurd science in years.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #17784
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I'm going to watch that tomorrow.
In real life?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #17785
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In real life?
No, the movie silly. Nothing's gonna happen in Jelgava.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #17786
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In the movie also nothing significant happens until the last day.

Of course except for the men from the government they know much more.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #17787
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I assume the action took place in summer, cause there was footage from London olympics.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #17788
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Nope, action takes place at the end of 2012 according to rest of the movie.

London Olympics footage is just one of many stupid fails of that movie.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #17789
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If so, then movie authors have completely ignored Christmas decorations?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #17790
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Yes. However almost nothing happens in usual inside quarters.

They however also completely ignored many other basic stuff, like fundamental physics, time, speed, geology, meteorology, construction and other stuff that would interfere with movie realism. Nevertheless, it's a fun movie to watch if that doesn't bother you much.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #17791
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I spotted a scooter on A4 between Monfalcone and Sistiana.
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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 December 20th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #17792
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I've already seen pedestrians on E07 (A-23), so I'm not surprised.

And, since tomorrow the world does not end (Confirmed), I'm going to join the AARoads thing, so mgk920 and Penn's Woods (And any other non-dumb Americans that are both here and there) stay tuned. Oh, Chris is there!
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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #17793
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I spotted a scooter on A4 between Monfalcone and Sistiana.
Is this because the world's ending?


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I've already seen pedestrians on E07 (A-23), so I'm not surprised.

And, since tomorrow the world does not end (Confirmed), I'm going to join the AARoads thing, so mgk920 and Penn's Woods (And any other non-dumb Americans that are both here and there) stay tuned. Oh, Chris is there!
:-P ;-)
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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #17794
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So it's the morning of the 21st already in New Zealand; anyone down there who can tell us how it's going?

(Um, you all do understand I'm joking?)

[scurries off to check the New Zealand Herald, thanking God for the Internet.]
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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #17795
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In other news, the EU's trying to endear itself to the people of its member states again (and in broken English): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...ssic-cars.html

But that's none of my business.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #17796
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EU needs to go back to basic instead of meddling in national affairs. I'm pro-EU but I disapprove of the commission ever expanding influence in things that can be perfectly left to the national governments. There is probably more international legislation in the EU than federal legislation in the United States.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #17797
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You may very well be right. A serious question: are there fields (particular types of matters) that the EU has no authority to legislate in? In the U.S. - and every federal state I know of - a basic part of the constitution is a division of powers between the federal government and the subdivisions. The U.S. Federal government can legislate in areas specified by the Constitution and only in those areas. Granted, the courts have interpreted some of those Federal powers very broadly, but there are still limits. (Example, we got a national drinking age by Congress' withholding highway funds from any state with a drinking age below 21. Because they couldn't just say the drinking age nationally should be 21. When even this was challenged, the Supreme Court found it was a legitimate exercise of the Federal government's power to determine how Federal funds are spent.)
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EU is an endless story of give-and-takes. It means that EU structures change frequently. The U.S. have had the same constitution for 236 years (if I count well), OK, with some amendments, but the basic is the same. EU, although much youger, has already had several treaties, all changing the structures significantly.
However, it's a very important difference, that EU does not really exist as an independent organization. All of the important offices and comittees of EU are organized by people that are sent there by member statesand (important!) are responsible to their own nation, not the EU itself. No European perties exist, only national parties (the so called EU-parties are in fact groups of national parties). In Europen Parliament usually the Parliament Members vote by their nationality (e.g. Hungarians against French) and not by their party membership (e.g. socialists against liberals).
Imagine USA without democrats and republicans!
The main officers of EU are all elected by deputies of nations. Not any single EU office-holder is elected in EU-wide elections. As a direct consequence: EU officers have far far less power than the federal government of the USA. The president of the European Commission, Mr. Jose Manuel Durao Barroso has no real power. All the power he has was provided him by the member states and can be revoked any time. EU has no army, has quite a small budget. EU has only 1% of national incomes while national redistribution is usually around 50% of GDP in European states.

The basics of EU legislation are: I want something, I ask you to vote for it, and I'll gratefully vote for your whishes tomorrow. That's how it works :-)

However, recently the most money is put to EU institutions by Germany. It means that Germans (and personally Mrs Angela Merkel) can say: do anything you want, but if you don't what I want, you'll have no money for that. So many people (incl. me) think that the real capital of EU is Berlin.
And, what a surprise: while people in most of European nations feel against EU, the Germans don't. German people understand that for Germany EU means to have a power over all of Europe.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #17799
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EU is an endless story of give-and-takes. It means that EU structures change frequently. The U.S. have had the same constitution for 236 years (if I count well), OK, with some amendments, but the basic is the same. EU, although much youger, has already had several treaties, all changing the structures significantly.
However, it's a very important difference, that EU does not really exist as an independent organization. All of the important offices and comittees of EU are organized by people that are sent there by member statesand (important!) are responsible to their own nation, not the EU itself. No European perties exist, only national parties (the so called EU-parties are in fact groups of national parties). In Europen Parliament usually the Parliament Members vote by their nationality (e.g. Hungarians against French) and not by their party membership (e.g. socialists against liberals).
Imagine USA without democrats and republicans!
The main officers of EU are all elected by deputies of nations. Not any single EU office-holder is elected in EU-wide elections. As a direct consequence: EU officers have far far less power than the federal government of the USA. The president of the European Commission, Mr. Jose Manuel Durao Barroso has no real power. All the power he has was provided him by the member states and can be revoked any time. EU has no army, has quite a small budget. EU has only 1% of national incomes while national redistribution is usually around 50% of GDP in European states.

The basics of EU legislation are: I want something, I ask you to vote for it, and I'll gratefully vote for your whishes tomorrow. That's how it works :-)

However, recently the most money is put to EU institutions by Germany. It means that Germans (and personally Mrs Angela Merkel) can say: do anything you want, but if you don't what I want, you'll have no money for that. So many people (incl. me) think that the real capital of EU is Berlin.
And, what a surprise: while people in most of European nations feel against EU, the Germans don't. German people understand that for Germany EU means to have a power over all of Europe.
See the bit I bolded: in order to revoke any power from Barroso, would all the member states have to agree to revoke it? So if any one of them wants him to retain that power, he does?
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As far as I know: if this power is granted by a written document (usually a treaty), it must be a common decision. If this power is based on a mutual agreement but no by a Union Treaty, it can be revoked any time by the majority of member states.
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