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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 it? And what’s its long-term prognosis? In this episode of French Connections Plus, Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot check up on French healthcare. I can tell of similar circumstances that they share at the end of this. My son was born in Mexico City in 1981 prematurely –

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Current Events

La Tomatina Tomato Festival Buñol, Spain

Quick Facts About La Tomatina Festival https://www.tomatofestivalspain.com/ When: La Tomatina Festival happens annually during the last wednesday of August. Where: Takes place in Buñol, a little village near Valencia, Spain. Population around 10.000 people. Located 40 km from Valencia by bus, train or car. Why: In 1945 some young boys decided to get a place among the retinue of a parade during the town festivities. The energy of these teens made that one participant fell down. The participant got mad and started to hit everything in his way. Casually nearby there was a vegetable stall that fell victim of the furious

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Climate & Weather

Reunion on Lac Léman

By Taistealaí Poor Geneva has been through a lot over the past decade. I would prefer the Geneva of old to the Geneva of today a thousand times over. It seems so much more crowded with people who seem out of place, out of line and out of culture. The beggars have overtaken the marketplace with their pleas for help resonating off the adjacent buildings and echoing through the long corridors. Traffic has never been one of Geneva’s strengths, but it seems worse now than before. The crime rate seems to be increasing on a daily rate and the outrageously

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Business

Slangs and Colloquialisms

© Info-graphic courtesy of Statista by Martin Armstrong, Aug 20, 2019   Most people working in an office have come across at least one of these at some point, and most will have cringed inside upon encountering them. It might be a British thing, but hearing the following word combination is not a pleasant experience: touch base. Indeed, 24 percent of respondents to the latest Glassdoor survey in the UK said that they were annoyed by this particular example of office jargon. Quite far behind in second place was the classic ‘no-brainer’ with 14 percent.Further down on 9 percent, and getting a tad more

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Culture

Harmless Compromise

– by Agnostic It has been an interesting day…so far. The neighbor’s kid came running home at around 9.30 AM this morning and told me that his grandmother wanted to see me. Being the friendly neighborhood agnostic, I tagged along and went to see his granny. She was a tiny but sprightly octogenarian-soon-to-be-nonagenarian, and she took me by the hand and made me sit down next to her. She said she wanted me to help her out. I said that if I could do it, I most certainly would. She then tells me that she had a dream about Shirdi

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– El Gringo   I am old enough to remember hearing about a quaint hunting rifle association that wanted to protect the rights of hunters

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You Don’t Say …

ENGLISH PITFALLS   The road to achieving excellent flawless writing skills is long and arduous. But you can learn to follow the fundamental basics of English in your daily use

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Culture

Spotlight on …

The Beauty of the Basques The Basques are among the oldest known groups of Europeans and their history can be traced back through nearly all

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Spotlight on …

The Beauty of the Basques The Basques are among the oldest known groups of Europeans and their history can be traced back through nearly all

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Business

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

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Culture

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

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Culture

POW! WOW! Long Beach Style

This year’s event, a week long, paint-your-brains-out-and-party extravaganza just wrapped up in Long Beach. Artists completed 20 new murals across Long Beach during the past

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