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Ferrari wins!! Kimi wins!!!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7055442.stm

happy day here in  barcelona... at long last after all our trains were shut down...for a week... due te the fact that the cosntruction sectro in spain is ahaming and our politcians to...

Dodo.. a diary!!!! fast!!! :)

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Oct 21st, 2007 at 02:00:17 PM EST
What happened? I can't find anything in my sources.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Oct 21st, 2007 at 04:08:04 PM EST
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the Ave line (TGV)is due to get to barcelona by the end of this year. ZP Zapatero promised it.. so they hurried up with the works... and the line is paralel to those lines used by the cercanias (the railway local network used by millions to travel around the metropolotan area).

Incompetence and lack of investement in the local network the previous years (there ahs been almost no money for infraestrucutre in Catalonia int he last ten years) had made the work in the AVE line incompatible with a fragile local network... giving multiple problems in the lines .. every week there was aproblem somewhere in the local network... Problem after problem..failure of the service after failure of the service everybody so pissed of that this is becoming the worst nightmare for the socail democrats now in power...

And despite all their supposed efforts yesterday was the culmination of Kafka world...  becasue they were in a hurry they did not seal properly a tunel...and then it started to rain and the water drops reached the ground.. ..the water was pumped out but infiltrated the ground... making the displacement of huge amount of soil easy to expect... then a huge vacuum in the ground suck up a trailer .. yes a trailer was eaten by the soil like in a jungle movie... so the engineers decided to fill the soil with concrete... and wella after they put it udner the ground of course they created an extra-pressure.. but they put so much taht  the lines and tunnels of the local network whcih go side by side pseudo-collapsed...(luckily not compeltely) Now all the rail network is out of service.... three lines are expected to come back in 15 ydays... another three lines will take two monts...

It is like seeing the twin towers collapse slowly.. without deads... Now everybody uses cars ans buses.. but Barcelona is up in arms basically.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Oct 21st, 2007 at 05:08:23 PM EST
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Brilliant stuff.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Oct 21st, 2007 at 05:13:31 PM EST
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Hohohoho... now THAT's a real big fuck-up.

On the general problem: I don't remember if it was you or amanda who gave me a YouTube video of a travel along the Cercanías line paralleling the works, based on that, I can imagine lots of opportunities for hurting local traffic. Better organisation of works can avoid such things (say as was done along Austria's quadrupled Westbahn), but then it takes much longer... let's hope the nightmare is over in 2008 and Barcelonians will forget it.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Oct 21st, 2007 at 05:23:42 PM EST
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I am not sure we will forget that..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiHngNzx3Ms

I was going to move from greens to social democrats becasue I liked the investment in research and teh economic policy (even the first asteps towards fixing global warming) .. but no longer...a president that forgets that train is the most important for Spain given that all good transported with trailer (we are worse than the US here)  and which did not launch a huge money cash toward barcelona network at the beginning does not deserve my vote.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Oct 21st, 2007 at 05:34:29 PM EST
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