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    encountering "um mundo novo"
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  1. UK. EU. Yes? No? Referendum 23 June.

    I agree on that, but I fear that a trade deal won't be able before March 2019 - it will take many years - the hard Breiteres haven't realised yet that they have illusions...
  2. UK. EU. Yes? No? Referendum 23 June.

    I am just in a hurry - therefore a very short remark... In Germany we have a combination of both systems (FPTP and PR) - its called MMP - we have two votes at general elections: the first vote is according FPTP and the second vote is according PR. The second vote is the more important one since it decides the balance in the parliament and allows that all votes are represented in parliament (except the votes for parties with lower than 5% of all votes).
  3. UK. EU. Yes? No? Referendum 23 June.

    It would be great if you can create such relationship, but that means that both sides have to make concessions, which is very unlikely since the Brexiteers have already made clear in the Brexit referendum campaign that they want to have the cake and eat it. A majority voted in the referendum that they want to leave the EU - at the moment is a "war" in the UK, what that really means - they can stay in the single market and in the custom union, but has to obey its rules (what they don't want). They don't want to be like Norway, since Norway obeys the rules also (and it is furthermore unlikely that Norway accepts UK in the EFTA). The EU just says we don't want to speak about the future until the divorce isn't handled which is very normal - you can built up a future, when the past isn't settled... You mentioned Ireland and the UK - it is tragic for the people on the island Ireland, but I think also that the people in England and Wales didn't think a minute about what the result of a "leave" vote will mean for Ireland and the UK.
  4. UK. EU. Yes? No? Referendum 23 June.

    For me is it a contradiction to say on one hand that there is a democratic deficit in the EU and on the other hand to say we don't want greater democracy at the EU level? You can't call it deficit when you don't want to change that... I read a lot of discussions about Brexit related issues on the comment pages of British newspaper in this last year and I got the impression that we use the same word "democracy", but mean something different: e.g. FTPT is in my point of view not really democratic, since the MPs require different number of votes to get into parliament, which means that votes of the people have a different value in the different constituencies... It showed me that you have to go more into the details when you are talking about democracy...
  5. UK. EU. Yes? No? Referendum 23 June.

    ... “fair” is very subjective - how does the UK wanted to be treated? I ask that question since UK can call the "eat the cake and have it" approach as "fair" - which isn't fair at all in my pov. When we talk about fairness we have to talk about that fairness works only when it works both ways... The UK shouldn’t believe that the Europeans didn’t recognise that they were blamed for every little problem in the UK (and I mean the citizens of the EU living in the UK - we don't blame the UK-citizens, who live here (or we don't call them immigrants) for every problem in our countries) or that the EU-institutions were linked with totalitarianism, which is just nonsense... (the EU structures didn't fall from the heaven - the UK had every opportunity to veto it - but didn’t do it - the same is valid for every EU-rule). Norway didn’t enter the EU due a referendum - in the meantime Norway and the EU found an agreement (to which the UK agreed also). That might happen with the UK and EU as well, but the EU will treat the UK like Norway - it has to be fair... The Norwegian seem to be happy with the agreement - why should the EU differ between the UK and Norway? It was clear before the referendum in June 2016 that the EU will treat a third country like any other third country - why should the UK be treated differently? In my point of view the UK decided in an advisory referendum to leave the political and economical structures of Europe - the previous parliament said it will take it as mandatory - it must had been clear for everybody in the UK that this will have a huge impact on everybody’s life in the UK.
  6. UK. EU. Yes? No? Referendum 23 June.

    I wonder what the EU should do that this feeling isn't building up in the UK? The UK voted to become a third country for the EU - this will have consequences - the EU is 'just' the bearer of bad news and therefore much easier to blame than to look onto the source.
  7. los angeles 2024

    With the inauguration of the fascistoide Trump government the LA bid is lost - no chance anymore... It is a tragedy that an open minded city will not be able to host a third time Olympic Games in the US, because of this xenophobic populistic government in Washington...
  8. Where are the hotels?

    On the website of the German ATR it is said that the high speed trains needs appr. 100 minutes for Seoul to Jinbu (Station in the Mountain Cluster) and appr. 120 minutes for Seoul to Gangneung (coastal cluster). I can imagine that you will need appr. 3 hours from hotel (Seoul) to the venue in the Mountain Cluster and appr. 3 1/2 hours to the venue in the Coastal Cluster (the venues are not right at the train station like the hotel in Seoul) - but there is nothing said about how often the high speed train will run and when the train traffic starts in the morning resp. ends in the night... That means the people will have to travel 6 hours to/back venue/hotel on their "ticket days", when they stay in Seoul...
  9. What If..?

    You forget "Budapest (with Orban)" - if you take the political situation as criteria in all three countries you would have a decision between the plague, pox and cholera... I would still vote for London, but I wouldn't travel to it, due I wouldn't feel welcomed there...
  10. CAF encounters "Um Mundo Novo" (A New World)

    That is what I meant - I can imagine to go to Tokyo - doing a Japan trip and at the end attending one/two/three events and go back home...
  11. CAF encounters "Um Mundo Novo" (A New World)

    I said before "Rio" that I won't go to another Olympic Games, since it is really expensive - if I go to Tokyo 2020 I would go two weeks to Japan - travel around and finally go to Tokyo to watch the Opening Ceremony and return the next day to Germany...
  12. CAF encounters "Um Mundo Novo" (A New World)

    Still wondering why there was no bicycle - did somebody heard an explanation?
  13. CAF encounters "Um Mundo Novo" (A New World)

    I am in Frankfurt right now - waiting for my flight to Hamburg
  14. CAF encounters "Um Mundo Novo" (A New World)

    I discovered "um mundo novo"... Yes, Rio 2016 was different than London 2012, but that was exactly what I have expected. I don 't want to miss either of these two Olympic experiences. I underestimated the distances between the clusters as well as from my accommodation to the clusters - the transportation wasn't as bad as I read often. Brasil is not the "undeveloped country" in concern of "public transportation". The BRT-system is really good and ran smoothly. The Linha 4 worked very good as well, but I don't want to think about what would have been if it hadn't been finished for the Games. That leads me to some points, which I think were not ideal - I think that the organisers had to focus to finish the venues in time, that there was no time to "finish/implement" other things - for example: - the signages: from the nearest railway station/BRT-station to the venue, how you are able to get from one cluster to the other cluster and where to queue to get into the venue/Olympic Park. (But the signage improved a lot over the time of the games) - the Olympic Park itself had flaws out of the view of an European: there were not enough shade to stand the heat, no areas, where you could rest, to few benches to sit, no entertainment (e.g. why didn't show street artists their art in the park). Another thing what I would have done differently was the "food/beverage voucher- system" - you had to queue twice to get something to drink or to eat. The first time at a cashier to get a voucher for the beverage/food and the next time for the beverage/food itself. When you bought a plastic bottle of beverage the cap of the bottle was not given to you (to prevent trowing of the bottle (although I wonder why they allowed to bring empty plastic bottles with you (with a cap) - you can throw empty bottles, which you filled before also). The booing! Brazilians are used to boo, when they want to support their own athlete or when they feel that one team/one athlete is predominant - the weaker get the support. That is the Brazilian Way, but I think the Brazilians should have been informed by the own NOC or organization team that these behavior can be seen as very rude by other countries, which are not used to this habit - or that in some sports/situation booing is not o.k. at all (like in diving, athletics or at a victory ceremony). I believe that the Brazilians didn't do a favour themselves with this habit. The Opening Ceremony was fantastic - I really enjoyed to be there... The show segments had style - the parade of nations were a bit too long (I loved the little country name signs bicycle (I remember there was one county, which didn't had such bicycle name sign (I think it was one of the Arab Gulf States, but I don't remember which one))). I read somewhere that "The brazilian way is not the Olympic Way" - that is very offensive and I can't signed that, since the Olympic Games are not Games restricted on North America, Europe, Oceania and East-Asia - we should learn that Olympic Games are not always hosted like we would do it.
  15. CAF encounters "Um Mundo Novo" (A New World)

    Yes - I am still in Brasil, but I fly back tomorrow. I want to write my 'over all Report' when I am back in Germany, due wifi problems in my hotel... or maybe tomorrow at the airport