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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 2:22 am 
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A pity they didn't include Jo'burg.



"None of the wallets were returned, and two of our team were robbed at knife point for their own wallets. When they reported it to the police, they demanded a $100 processing fee, so Jo'burg currents rates a -3/12"

Ha Ha.

I suspect you'd be surprised. However, I suppose we'll never know. And it's a very small sample size, so the results are hardly conclusive.


Yup. About all you could conclude is that in every city there appear to be some honest and some dishonest people. So there's a surprise.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 10:38 am 
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A pity they didn't include Jo'burg.



"None of the wallets were returned, and two of our team were robbed at knife point for their own wallets. When they reported it to the police, they demanded a $100 processing fee, so Jo'burg currents rates a -3/12"


I had an attempted shakedown by the passport control officer, has my passport and then says I like your phone, you can say you lost it. Told him it was easier to get a new passport than a phone so no.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:23 pm 
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German Language speakers, 1910 vs. 1945.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:24 pm 
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Countries which have signed cooperation documents related to China's Belt and Road Initiative:

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I read one historical perspective of the end of the war when the Soviets were rolling eastern Europe going toward Berlin, that all German speakers which were a natural minority in those areas for decades - they all moved out of there as fast as they could to go to Germany proper. So World War II removed that lingering existential question of what to do about them when setting up national states.

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Not signatories:

Japan
India
Australia

all regional Chinese rivals to some extent

New Zealand has. South Korea has and North Korea has not, which the latter is quite odd unless China's Belt and Road Initiative includes a North Korean annexation some day in the future (probably the most likely outcome say 20 years down the road).

of Western and Central Europe it looks like Portugal, Italy, Austria, the Czechs, I think the dot is Luxembourg

For the Americas, I'm surprised Panama has signed and Nicaragua has not.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:51 pm 
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Flyin Ryan wrote:
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I read one historical perspective of the end of the war when the Soviets were rolling eastern Europe going toward Berlin, that all German speakers which were a natural minority in those areas for decades - they all moved out of there as fast as they could to go to Germany proper. So World War II removed that lingering existential question of what to do about them when setting up national states.


I was just about to post that there are many accounts from Wehrmacht soldiers after the war of coming across very isolated villages in Russia where the entire populations spoke something that pretty closely resembled German. Just these random villages dotted across the Russian interior.

Just seen that the above map is for 1910 vs 1945. There were still many German minorities in the East until 1945.


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The nine ways to divide Croatia:

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Can think of a 10th; used as a backdrop in Game of Thrones/not used as a backdrop in Game of Thrones (could be recycled for Ireland and Iceland).


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:23 pm 
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Utter bollocks. It depends on how you define pub, but the nearest bar to there is 7 miles away.


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Stretching the thread a little, but made me laugh! :lol:

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This is a spoof.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:48 pm 
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I can't see Mayfair or Park Lane?


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Tehui wrote:
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What does the same map look like now, after a number of treaty settlements I wonder - for example Te Urewera National Park is now effectively administered by Tuhoe, not the Crown.


Hey mate, I haven't seen a current version despite my best efforts over a massive 5 minute period. If you come across a more recent map post it up.


Its a bit hard to directly compare, but this site has an interactive Maori land map: http://www.maorilandonline.govt.nz/gis/map/search.htm

However, it seems not to include the whole of Te Urewera NP, perhaps because there is some accountability to the Crown for custodianship of that land rather than it being owned. As such, it looks like Maori owned land has decreased since 1936, but it would be useful to see the custodianship land overlaid.


I found this 2 minute video clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rynnk2LBEY0

Bit late to this discussion, but interesting vid.

Gordon, you can find info on all land returned in treaty settlements (but I'm sure none of us can be bothered going through each settlement): https://www.govt.nz/organisations/te-ka ... ttlements/
Not much land has ever been returned so I doubt they would make much of a dent in it.

Tehui: When did OTS become part of Office for Maori Crown Relations (what a weird name). OTS website was much easier to use.


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Flyin Ryan wrote:
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German Language speakers, 1910 vs. 1945.

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I read one historical perspective of the end of the war when the Soviets were rolling eastern Europe going toward Berlin, that all German speakers which were a natural minority in those areas for decades - they all moved out of there as fast as they could to go to Germany proper. So World War II removed that lingering existential question of what to do about them when setting up national states.

Lacrobat wrote:
Countries which have signed cooperation documents related to China's Belt and Road Initiative:

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Not signatories:

Japan
India
Australia

all regional Chinese rivals to some extent

New Zealand has. South Korea has and North Korea has not, which the latter is quite odd unless China's Belt and Road Initiative includes a North Korean annexation some day in the future (probably the most likely outcome say 20 years down the road).

of Western and Central Europe it looks like Portugal, Italy, Austria, the Czechs, I think the dot is Luxembourg

For the Americas, I'm surprised Panama has signed and Nicaragua has not.


NZ has because many of our politicians are highly suspect. Always cracks me up when I see NZ ranked first in the corruption index. How bad must the rest of the world be.


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^ True enough. Still - as of 2012 about 170 cases of vCJD have been recorded in the United Kingdom, versus 50 cases in the rest of the world. And 1 in 2000 people in the UK shows signs of abnormal prion accumulation.

But let's get back to maps:

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Surprising for the UK (can only assume it was for a single month). Ford Fiesta is by miles the biggest selling passenger vehicle UK wide.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:41 pm 
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I'd say the US would need special Russian permission to visit those central Asian countries.


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Massive map of gangland Chicago, 1931 ...

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Even massiver touristy one of the same year: https://i.redd.it/mhumvxeudux21.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:30 pm 
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I can't see Mayfair or Park Lane?

Atlantic City was the original site of the game.

Loads of other versions were developed over time - based on other cities etc. Over 1,100 variations apparently.
Brits mostly play the "London" version of the board.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_l ... ed_Kingdom


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What a load of wank.


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A wry Easter Egg on Google Maps - click and drop the "street view" icon anywhere on Area 51...

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1944855,-115.8287657,3158a,35y,24.38h,59.13t/data=!3m1!1e3


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That's one of the most misleading graphs Ive ever seen :lol: How about showing us the FTSE, Euronext, Borsa Italiano, Frankfurt.. instead they've picked every tinpot bumfuck nowhere country with a piddly stock exchange and tried to say an American company is as bag as the stock exchange in those countries (notice stock exchange not GDP). Its like me starting a map with every US state and having a zero bubble for Iowa next to a bubble for Wimpy, a bubble for Washington next to a bubble for Landrover. And leaving out the stock exchanges of ooh.. say NY and Chicago. For fcuks sake what idiot ever used that shit :lol:


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That's one of the most misleading graphs Ive ever seen :lol: How about showing us the FTSE, Euronext, Borsa Italiano, Frankfurt.. instead they've picked every tinpot bumfuck nowhere country with a piddly stock exchange and tried to say an American company is as bag as the stock exchange in those countries (notice stock exchange not GDP). Its like me starting a map with every US state and having a zero bubble for Iowa next to a bubble for Wimpy, a bubble for Washington next to a bubble for Landrover. And leaving out the stock exchanges of ooh.. say NY and Chicago. For fcuks sake what idiot ever used that shit :lol:


Tru dat. Out of interest, I didn't know Toronto was in top 10 by market cap. Those Canucks had snuck by me.


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you can't convince me that:

(a) greenland, png, cuba and half of africa etc. don't have a first day of the week or the concept of a week
or (b) if not true it was too hard to get the data!
(c) what week are we talking? working or civil? because australia = monday? ah??

flags one is interesting though.


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Don't know about the rest of them, but Zim and SA are Monday. That's why it's called the "week END".


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Most of these maps are complete nonsense :lol:


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Don't know about the rest of them, but Zim and SA are Monday. That's why it's called the "week END".

I don't doubt it's called the "weekend", even in Jesusland itself.

However. apparently the Unicode CLDR Project is (as near as dammit) the official resoourse on this stuff - see here!

It seems you lot are grouped with the Chinese, Brazillians and Yanks. :nod: :lol:


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Locations Johnny Cash claims to have been in "I've been everywhere."

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Highly recommended - hit the road with Johnny!

http://www.johnnycashhasbeeneverywhere.com/


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