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What's Going on in Europe
Portugal is weeping, Geert Wilders Says Netherlands Would Be Better Off if It Left 28-Nation Bloc, France can't compete with Germany, Merkel is pissed at Obama, Belgium is ousting Afgans. Is anybody happy?

  • Belfrager
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Reply #900
Need more Prots.
What??
He wants to come in... nope, not possible. Prots are at the end of the list. Sorry pal.
A matter of attitude.

  • Colonel Rebel
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Reply #901
Interesting to note (though not unexpected) that Merkel will retaliate when Cheeto Benito imposes tariffs on German made vehicles.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #902
pity you miss the needed obvious Belfrager!. Oh and by the way I note that youth unemployment in your Iberian wee corner is massive!
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Belfrager
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Reply #903
I note that youth unemployment in your Iberian wee corner is massive!
Massively less than yours...
A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #904
Frustrated answer.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • ersi
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Sweden wants more insight into Russian military training
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Russia has been invited to send observers to Swedish defence training Aurora in September, but Sweden's Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist requests Russia in turn to invite foreign observers to the Russian training Zapad ("West") that is planned for the same time.
That's right. War is at its best as a do-it-together thing. We must cooperate.

  • rjhowie
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Didn't such happen before all the  news nonsense about who was doing what?
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Belfrager
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G 20 meets while 110 policeman were hurt.

You are twenty, we are plenty.

Meanwhile, Trump/Putin gay affair keeps on going...
A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #908
Well in a very practical sense one does hope they can get on.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • krake
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Reply #909
Meanwhile, Trump/Putin gay affair keeps on going...
No pussy grabbing this time...  :(

  • rjhowie
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Reply #910
They actually got on well both of them as happens. Just live on hope there will be more ex-colonists who don't just gulp in what passes for media over there...... ???  8)
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • ersi
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Reply #911
A not-so-flattering article about the King of Spain, illustrated with the ex-wife of the former president of Estonia.


  • Frenzie
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Reply #912
I find it less disturbing than the final note about elephant hunting (assuming the women weren't somehow coerced).

  • rjhowie
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He is the ex-king actually having abdicated in favour of his son a while back........
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • krake
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Speedy grandma :D

In Belgium a 79 years old grandma was caught driving her Porsche at 238 km/h.
source

  • Frenzie
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"Ma cliente n'a jamais eu de souci avec la justice ni commis d'infraction de roulage auparavant. L'autoroute était dégagée. Elle avait des insomnies. C'est une Porsche, vous savez. Elle ignorait qu'elle roulait si vite", a plaidé l'avocate.
I don't know about quite that fast, but the basic argument holds up in my book. In some cars you can accidentally go 160 while barely even noticing.

  • krake
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In some cars you can accidentally go 160 while barely even noticing.
I'd say in any decent car assuming the road is fine.

160-180 km/h are normal speeds for our autobahn. In Belgium I assume you must notice the cars you are leaving behind, except you are alone on the road.
However at speeds above 230 km/h the road starts to look more and more narrow. :)
I tried once to hit the 300 mark but finally gave up because of that. It was a strange rotten feeling.

  • Frenzie
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Reply #917
Well, actually I have no idea if it holds up for a regular Porsche as on more reflection I was thinking mostly vans or SUVs, not cars as such. But that'd be purely because I'm not used to being so high, making it feel slower.

In cars without a 6th gear (or more) there's a bit of additional engine noise, but mostly it's just things like the wind affecting you more and the feeling of speed I'm referring to.


  • krake
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Well, actually I have no idea if it holds up for a regular Porsche as on more reflection I was thinking mostly vans or SUVs, not cars as such.
It doesn't have to be a Porsche or a Ferrari. :)
I was referring to cars which we use to categorize as middle class (mittelklasse).

  • Frenzie
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Reply #919
Right, I just mean that except for the rickety feeling in a 1980 Ford Fiesta I was talking about height more than anything. I kind of forgot about that part when I made my earlier comment.

  • Belfrager
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I tried once to hit the 300 mark
Not too many cars, or motorcycles, can reach 300.
A matter of attitude.

  • krake
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  • Belfrager
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As for the price, we can always steal them... it gives more adrenaline to go 300 with a stolen car  8)

The Bugatti is impressive with those 450...
A matter of attitude.

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  • rjhowie
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Reply #924
A waste of time.
"Quit you like men:be strong"