Category Archives: Society

Internet and Privacy are Mortal Enemies

Once you put something out there, it’s out there. No matter how hidden you think it is, someone somewhere finds it and shares it. Especially now that we have Tumblr, Memebase, 9gag, 4chan, etc., that picture you took “just for … Continue reading

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≠ Prostitute

Ever since I saw Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd with the scene between Judge Turpin and Anthony, where Turpin mentions his ‘drawings’, I’ve always wondered about the credibility of the script: Oh yes… such practices. The Geishas of Japan, the concubines … Continue reading

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112 Gripes about the French

Do you find yourself hating or not understanding the French? Are you an American G.I. situated in France during 1945 after having just liberated it? Well then this is the pamphlet for you! Written and published in 1945 by the … Continue reading

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Anaximandre de Milet

Anaximandre, né vers 610 av. J.-C. et mort vers 547 av. J.-C., passe pour le premier philosophe à avoir écrit ses idées. Il était un élève de Thalès et diriga l’école milésienne après ce dernier. Comme Thalès, Anaximandre croyait en … Continue reading

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Thalès de Milet

Thalès de Milet, connu tout simplement sous le nom de Thalès, est né vers 625 av. J.-C. et mort vers 547 av. J.-C. Il faisait parti des Septs Sages: Solon d’Athènes, Chilon de Sparte, Pittacos de Mytilène, Bias de Priène, … Continue reading

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Cirque du Soleil, Alegria, in Dublin

Yesterday night, I attended the Cirque du Soleil, Alegria show, in the O2. I knew it was going to be awesome, but boy was it awesome. The night started with getting a bite to eat and making our way to … Continue reading

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Le Conseil Général

Le conseil général représente le département. Les membres du conseil sont élus par suffrage universel direct, un par canton. Un canton est un regroupement de communes, et un département est un regroupement de cantons. Un candidat, pour se présenter en … Continue reading

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Le Conseil Municipal

Une municipalité, autrement dit une commune en France, est une division administrative, la plus petite qui existe; elle correspond au territoire d’une ville, d’un village, d’un groupement de villes ou de villages. Le nom municipalité est pris du Latin municipium qui … Continue reading

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Moving House

I have just moved to a somewhat bigger house. It now accommodates my bedroom, as well as a separate office. My office is completely set up, and I’m ready for learning. However, there are distractions all around. Most notable among them is … Continue reading

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Saint Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day is almost completely shrouded in legends and mystery. It’s actually origins could come from multiple places. Firstly, connections with the actual saints, for yes, there were numerous Valentines, are unknown. When romance began being associated, which Valentine … Continue reading

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