OIL AND HOW IT BECAME SO IMPORTANT

Welcome to the Toeg Effect. This is your host, Toeg. Today we discuss the history of what many call, “Black Gold.” Today, we look at   OIL AND HOW IT BECAME SO IMPORTANT   Clearly, before the advent of the automobile and the development of plastics, oil was only one of a…

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The USA Loses World Currency Status

- The Beat By 1944, nearly all of the world’s major industrialized nations were lying in heaps of rubble with but a few production hubs cranking out armament and little else. It was under this backdrop that the financial leaders from the major allied countries met at Brenton Woods in New Hampshire.…

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Air, by Noar, Discussing Climate Change

- El Gringo The vast majority of the world  believes that climate change is real and, for the most part, human beings are to blame for the acceleration of this phenomenon. People from across the globe have protested with ever larger crowds against the do-nothing governments that barely recognize this death knell…

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Switzerland Moves Closer to another Housing Bubble Crisis

We already know that Switzerland is uber-expensive. It is often referred to as the playground of the rich. Visit any of its cities, towns, villages, or any other urban center and the first thing nearly every tourist notices is how clean and picturesque they appear. Nothing is out of place and there…

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Recent Funeral Held for Swiss Glacier

by Taistealai Dozens of Swiss congregated recently in the Glarus Alps of Northeastern Switzerland to mourn the passing of their beloved Pizoli glacier. They had been watching its slow regression into oblivion over the year with sadness and consternation and in September, the gathered together for the last time to say goodbye…

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Ping Pong Invades Long Beach

The LA Open Table Tennis Tournament kicked off its move to Long Beach — and its partnership with the Ping Pong Fit International Festival – Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The tournament, hosted for the past eight years at a Rosemead badminton club, woos players from all over the…

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It’s time for organizations to lean in to change

  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-time-organizations-lean-in-change-melanie-fellay/?fbclid=IwAR3W90gQTCxbct4KHXD5-N_VFMSY148EYdB0ES1ip5Tg8kE2sDfwhU5A0wg In today’s rapidly changing and lucrative job environment, quitters are winners. At least that’s what the numbers suggest. Depending on the source, the average person obtains a 10-30% salary increase when changing jobs. Therefore, it’s no surprise that people are quitting their jobs more than ever before. In fact, according…

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French city of Dunkirk tests out free transport – and it works

https://www.france24.com/en/20190831-france-dunkirk-free-transportation-bus-success-climate-cities?fbclid=IwAR3Mzk-mbm_FQ2MQcQLrwe3sjGYOJTmzAV10HioVZPYK7w7ZBFGLjJetMGw&ref=fb The city of Dunkirk in northern France launched a revamped bus system last year with a twist – it’s completely free. A new study shows that the programme is not only revitalising the city center but also helping the environment. Dunkirk, which sits on the coast of Normandy at the northernmost…

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Is French healthcare the best in the world?

https://www.france24.com/en/20190830-french-connections-france-healthcare-system-doctor-affordable-hospital-social-security?fbclid=IwAR3PXqYEqj74xUE_V1_x0NumPAViJfzXpNlNHvdmJBsChKnzYY2a-CZHd90&ref=fb By Taistealaí When it comes to healthcare, the French are very proud of their system. It's high quality, accessible and affordable. France's "système de santé" ranks among the best in the world. Despite this enthusiasm, it's far from perfect and critics say the system is hemorrhaging money. So who pays for…

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