The Big Issue

     |    Wednesday May 16th, 2012

  A debate about obesity broke out recently at one of my cyber-hangouts, and it turns out that the reason so many people in the U.S. are so fat isn’t as simple as you might think, which is to say that a lot of the old arguments about processed food, high-fructose corn syrup, carbohydrates, exercise, 

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NOTHING TO DECLARE by director Dany Boon

     |    Sunday July 31st, 2011

  Photo: Simon Schoeters on Flickr   It’s a funny movie about fictional problems happening at the French-Belgian border in the 1990’s. A couple scenes are a bit too violent for my taste but all in all, it’s a film worth seeing if one just wants to relax and have fun. The Northern region of France 

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Maps of radiation levels worldwide

     |    Sunday April 10th, 2011

Radioactive materials sign  I have been wondering if there is a map available on the internet from an official organization displaying radiation levels around the world. I found a website that tries to display such map. This is no official place however and rather a network of individuals called “The Radiation Network” .

French Lower House of Parliament Bans Full Body Veils

     |    Tuesday July 20th, 2010

On July 13, 2010, the Lower House of Parliament of France banned the use full body veils. This law has been voted because this type attire does not go with French values of equality between men and women. Safety is also another issue. It is important to be able to identify someone on the street. 

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