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One of the key debates in European social policy has been that between multiculturalism and assimilationism. French ‘assimilationist’ policies are generally seen as the polar opposite of British-style multiculturalism. French politicians pride themselves in having rejected the divisive consequences of multiculturalism. Unlike in the rest of Europe, they insist, in France every individual is treated as a citizen, not as a member of a particular racial or cultural group.

The question of French social policy, and of social divisions, has come sharply into focus in the wake of the recent tragic events in Paris. Assimilationists have long held multiculturalists policies responsible for nurturing ‘homegrown’ jihadists in Britain. Now, they are forced to answer why such terrorism has been nurtured in assimilationist France, too.

I have long been a critic of British multiculturalism. But I am no more enamoured of French assimilationism. The two outlooks are far more similar than…

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With the good always comes the bad…


This morning I woke up to a phone call. I had been waiting for this phone call since my first hospital visit last March. After endless amounts of paperwork, doctors visits and hospital stays, I was approved for SSI. The first application had been for Disability, but I spent much of my adult life as either a housewife or a stay at home mom, and therefore didn’t have enough credits. They did however, think I may qualify for SSI till I can get well enough to get back out in the world. Of course, I had to see doctors and put everything together just in the hopes that something may come of it. It’s never guaranteed. a wave of relief came over me. Before I got sick, I was a working mother. I worked hard, and did everything I could to raise my child, and I did all of it…

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How to Test Your iOS Battery Drain


There is a quick and easy battery life test built into your device, if you do a little bit of math — the Usage and Standby times. Head on over to Settings > General > Usage and check out your times.

Your Usage time is how long you have actually used your device, and the Standby time is how long your device has been dormant in-between the times you’ve used it plus your Usage time. A better name for Standby time would be “Total Time since unplugged.” The key to look for is that your Usage time should be significantly lower than your Standby time, unless you have been using your device every single second you’ve had it unplugged. If this is not the case and your Usage time is exactly equal to your Standby time, you have a severe problem. The bottom line is that your Usage time should be accurate to how much you’ve used it since you took it off the charger.

So here’s the test: write down your usage and standby time, press the sleep/wake button (or lock button, as some call it) to put the device to sleep, and set the device down for five minutes. When you come back, take note of the change in time. If your device is sleeping properly, then the Standby time should have increased by five minutes and your Usage time by <1 minute . If your Usage time rises by more than one minute, you have a drain problem. Something is keeping your device from sleeping properly, significantly shortening the time it will last.

5 efficient Money-Saving Strategies for Couples


If you are thinking with your girlfriend to have a big plan together such as marriage, buy new car or home,there are some simple ideas for saving strategies that can help you achieve your goals,if you aren’t start yet or don’t know when to begin,here are 5 saving tips to get you started

1. If You Have A Credit Card, Don’t Use It
stop spending with your credit card If your goal is to save money.
While it may seem like a harmless way to boost your credit score, using this piece of plastic and becoming a little to trigger happy with it, can come with serious financial consequences.

2. Have Frequent Discussions About Your goals
When making any savings plan, it’s key to account for what your future goals are and what you’re actually saving for. By gauging what you want to have and what you want to accomplish in the future, you can adjust your savings plan as needed.

3. Go on Dates That Cost Next to Nothing
There such an amazing places to go that don’t need a lot of money and you can have fun there with your girl such as Having a dinner and movie night in, going to see a local band at a free event, or even going for a hike are fun and cheap rather than just going to a classy restaurants


4. Try to reduce your spending in Vacations
When possible, see the cheapest transportation to the place you want to go.Also, look into camping instead of pricey hotels, or try to find a Groupon or other discount available there are such an amazing site you can find to help you for that.

5. Consolidate Whenever Possible
To make the most of your money, consolidate expenses with your partner whenever possible. Easy things to consolidate include cell phone bills, magazine subscriptions and digital subscriptions.

100 Spanish Words You Need To Know


Obviously, you’re not going to be able to say everything you want to say with only 100 Spanish words — although you could do surprisingly well with fewer than 1,000. But if you can learn these 100 words and understand how they’re used, you’ll be a long way toward being able to communicate freely in Spanish.

1. gracias (thanks)
2. ser (to be)
3. a (to)
4. ir (to go)
5. estar (to be)
6. bueno (good)
7. de (of, from)
8. su (your, her, his, their)
9. hacer (to do, to make)
10. amigo (friend)
11. por favor (please)
12. no (no)
13. en (on, in)
14. haber (“to have” as an auxiliary verb)
15. tener (to have, to possess)
16. un, uno, una (a, one)
17. ahora (now)
18. y (and)
19. que, qué (that, what)
20. por (for, by)
21. amar (to love)
22. quién (who)
23. para (for, to)
24. venir (to come)
25. porque (because)
26. el, la, los, las (the)
27. antes (before)
28. más (more)
29. bien (“well” as an adverb)
30. aquí, allí (here, there)
31. querer (to want, to love)
32. hola (hello)
33. tú (you)
34. poder (to be able)
35. gustar (to be pleasing)
36. poner (to put)
37. casi (almost)
38. saber (to know)
39. como (like, as)
40. donde (where)
41. dar (to give)
42. pero (but)
43. se (itself, herself, himself, themselves)
44. mucho (much)
45. nuevo (new)
46. cuando (when)
47. chico, chica (boy, girl)
48. entender (to understand)
49. si (if)
50. o (or)
51. feliz (happy)
52. todo (all, every)
53. mismo (same)
54. muy (very)
55. nunca (never)
56. yo, me (I, me)
57. sí (yes)
58. grande (big, great)
59. deber (to owe, should)
60. usted (you)
61. bajo (low, under)
62. otro (other)
63. salir (to leave)
64. hora (hour; see also lesson on telling time)
65. desde (from)
66. ver (to see)
67. malo, mal (bad)
68. pensar (to think)
69. hasta (until)
70. tanto, tan (used in making comparisons)
71. entre (between, among)
72. durante (during)
73. llevar (to wear, to carry)
74. siempre (always)
75. empezar (to begin)
76. él, ella, ellos, ellas (he, she, they)
77. leer (to read)
78. cosa (thing)
79. sacar (to take out, to remove)
80. conocer (to know)
81. primero (first)
82. andar (to walk)
83. sobre (over, about)
84. echar (to throw)
85. sin (without)
86. decir (to say)
87. trabajar (to work)
88. nosotros (we, us)
89. también (also)
90. adiós (goodbye)
91. comer (to eat)
92. triste (sad)
93. país (country)
94. escuchar (to listen, to listen to)
95. hombre (man)
96. mujer (woman)
97. le (indirect-object pronoun)
98. creer (to believe, to think)
99. encontrar (to find)
100. beber (to drink)

Are we faces oil problem ?!

World can’t ignore what happened with oil price: oil reached the lowest level since August 2011.
Oil is going down, saudi didn’t limited oil export ,investors wondering ,”why is all that?!”
I think we are facing oil war but who’s participate in this ?


The glut of oil in world markets has been weighing on markets, and OPEC has vowed not to cut production as prices fall. “The market continues to react to the oversupply in crude oil and the reiteration by Saudi Arabia that it is not cutting production.

The second issue stems from overproduction of oil in the U.S. There has been a 71 percent increase in oil production since 2005, along with increased popularity of fuel-efficient cars and trucks because almost 90% on oil is for cars.

I think world should think about something else like : solar energy,hybrid cars and electric cars so we can decrease oil demand and price increases.

At end market will obviously correct it self at somewhere ,and now it time to country that doesn’t export oil to take benefits from this crisis like my country Jordan .

Best of 2014: 10 Most Popular Longreads Exclusives of the Year


This year, Longreads worked with a group of outstanding writers and publishers to produce original stories and exclusives that hadn’t been previously published online. It was all funded with support from our Longreads Members. You can read them all here.

Here’s a list of the 10 most popular stories we published this year. Join us to help fund more stories in 2015.

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Why I Am Not Charlie

a paper bird

imagesThere is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo yesterday. Some people published some cartoons, and some other people killed them for it.  Words and pictures can be beautiful or vile, pleasing or enraging, inspiring or offensive; but they exist on a different plane from physical violence, whether you want to call that plane spirit or imagination or culture, and to meet them with violence is an offense against the spirit and imagination and culture that distinguish humans. Nothing mitigates this monstrosity. There will be time to analyze why the killers did it, time to parse their backgrounds, their ideologies, their beliefs, time for sociologists and psychologists to add to understanding. There will be explanations, and the explanations will be important, but explanations aren’t the same as excuses. Words don’t kill, they must not be met by killing, and they will not make the killers’ culpability go away.

To abhor what was done to the victims, though, is not…

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Trading in forex

I start trading in metatrader before a year it’s really good thing to do when you feel that you want suspense or want to male money for just understand few thing.

If your a passionate trader wanting to learn to trade forex don’t wait for anything just start.

trading in currency can make you profit if you have just look to the trade maps and understand the candlesticks