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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #19201
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I saw today on the road to work a Toyota Corolla Verso
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #19202
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I saw dozens of Toyota Corollas until now, but never one Verso
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Old February 12th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #19203
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As has already been pointed out privately, this rant is a hoax:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/bil...Bill-Cosby.htm

http://billcosby.com/2011/09/if-you-...to-hit-delete/

I wasn't going to waste any more time here, but Cosby's very respected in these parts, and I know bullshit when I see it.

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Bill Cosby "I'm 83 and Tired"

I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for when I was doing my National Service, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn't call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, and I'm tired. Very tired.
I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.
I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; Muslims burning schools for girls; Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.
I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and Madrasa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia , New Zealand , UK, America and Canada , while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance..
I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.
I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?
I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.
I'm really tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.
I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20's be-deck themselves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves unemployable and claiming money from the Government.
Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 83.. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter and their children. Thank God I'm on the way out and not on the way in
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Old February 12th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #19204
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I thought it was real. Shame. I really like Bill Cosby.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #19205
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I saw dozens of Toyota Corollas until now, but never one Verso
I see them every now and then.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #19206
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Meanwhile in The Netherlands.



Hobbelpaard = Rocking horse
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Old February 12th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #19207
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I saw something interesting but I've forgotten what it was.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #19208
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While Daniel remembers what was that interesting thing, here is my latest catch :
[IMG]http://i50.************/vnnplj.jpg[/IMG]

I got it in Zaragoza for some €20.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #19209
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I prefer Rand McNally for American atlases. I think their 2014 atlas will be released in a month or two.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #19210
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I prefer Rand McNally for American atlases. I think their 2014 atlas will be released in a month or two.
I don't get one thing. Why will the release the 2014 version in 1-2 months? Why not 2013 version in 1-2 months?

This doesn't apply only to road atlases, but to many other products. For example: in 2007 I've ordered my car from the dealer at the beginning of the summer. In August 2007 I actually received it, and at the end of same August 2007 everything regarding it's registration for using on public roads was done. Of course, on the papers it's written "first registration: August 2007". But here is the interesting thing: the car is 2008 version, and everywhere, on all it's papers, it's written "production year: 2008". So I received and registered my car before it was produced
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Old February 12th, 2013, 10:29 PM   #19211
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I have a book that says it was finished printing on 31st December, 2011 and I had read it before then.

According to AA Roads, the 2014 version of RandMcNally will be out on 3rd of May. But at least since an American road atlas is so rare around here... BTW, it's the second one I buy, the first one I got was back in 2008 and is already in bad condition.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #19212
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I don't get one thing. Why will the release the 2014 version in 1-2 months? Why not 2013 version in 1-2 months?
It's an attempt at boosting sales. Nobody wants to travel around with an outdated road atlas (the people that still use them) and they put their "next year atlas" ahead in recent years, so it's released in late April or early May.

While I do have a GPS for city navigation, I still prefer an atlas or Google Maps on something larger than a smartphone screen for planning. There is no way you can get a good context of a route in a region on a tiny GPS or smartphone screen. It's fine for navigating, but not for planning. GPS's have many points of interests for tourists (other than a hotel or gas station), but you need to know they are there in the first place.

Michelin atlases have very subtle but useful ways to show how interesting an area or road is. GPS doesn't have that. They assume you know there is something interesting so the GPS can lead you to it.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #19213
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BTW, it's the second one I buy, the first one I got was back in 2008 and is already in bad condition.
Do you sleep with it?
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Old February 12th, 2013, 11:00 PM   #19214
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Meanwhile in The Netherlands.



Hobbelpaard = Rocking horse
This is the best thing comming from the Netherlands


this summer i must ride to maaskantje
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Old February 12th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #19215
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If it comes to Michelin atlases, I have bought one of Great Britain recently (six months ago, actually ). And have to say it's the best atlas of Britain I have ever had. Do you remember discussion in GB's roads thread how to distinguish grade separated dual carriageways from others on maps? This atlas could be very useful in distinguishing such roads, it shows every junction, crossroads and roundabout in every detail. I really recommend it.

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Food and ... "not in Western Europe" issue.

Firstly they tried to blame Ukraine and Poland for adding horsemeat to beef, then Romania. However, it did not come so easy with those 3 proud countries. And suddenly emerged...

"This is absolutely shocking. It's totally unacceptable if any business in the UK is defrauding the public by passing off horsemeat as beef.

"I expect the full force of the law to be brought down on anyone involved in this kind of activity."

Slaughterhouse owner Peter Boddy told Sky News: "I have not been supplying meat to Farmbox. I don't know who they are."


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Old February 12th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #19216
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This is the best thing comming from the Netherlands

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I hate those ******* German voice overs

The trailer of the original Dutch movie (the first movie: Turbo)

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Old February 12th, 2013, 11:34 PM   #19217
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I like it when dutch people speak german,especialy when the gay say:"ich mach ihn kaputt"
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Old February 12th, 2013, 11:43 PM   #19218
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While Daniel remembers what was that interesting thing, here is my latest catch :
[IMG]http://i50.************/vnnplj.jpg[/IMG]

I got it in Zaragoza for some €20.
Is this the border beach between San Diego and Tjuana?
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Old February 13th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #19219
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Is this the border beach between San Diego and Tjuana?
No

That border looks like this:

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