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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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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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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Guns and America

- El Gringo   I am old enough to remember hearing about a quaint hunting rifle association that wanted to protect the rights of hunters much like conservationists want to protect Mother Nature. There wasn't a political bend to their mantra, they were hunters who like hunting. Sorta like The Sierra Club…

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