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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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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


Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Cars


#10 – 2015 Bentley Continental GTC
250,100,00 $


#9 – 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
275,000,00 $


#8 – 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
279,995,00 $


#7 – 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
284,900,00 $


#6 – 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost
303,300,00 $


#5 – 2015 Bentley Mulsanne
303,700,00 $


#4 – 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
433,550,00 $


#3 – 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
474,600,00 $


#2 – 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom
474,990,00 $


#1 – 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder