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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 12:07 PM
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36. I had a sweet young guy hairdresser in May when I was in Paris.
Edited on Fri Sep-24-10 12:08 PM by flyarm
he was so excited because he was leaving the next week on his 5 week London.paid in full by his employer!

He was going on the mandatory 5 week vacation that he was entitiled to Under French law..and to be paid for by his company. All he had to do was pick where he wanted to go, within a certain price range.
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  -Is France a better place to live than the USA? divideandconquer  Sep-24-10 07:00 AM   #0 
  - most any civilized country is better.  hobbit709   Sep-24-10 07:02 AM   #1 
  - +1 n/t  area51   Sep-24-10 09:49 AM   #24 
  - + a brazillion.  kath   Sep-24-10 12:05 PM   #35 
  - Apparently their version of Social Security allows for a much better quality of cat food, too.  Vinca   Sep-24-10 07:04 AM   #2 
  - Nice trivialisation of what for many Americans is a matter of life and death.  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-24-10 06:08 PM   #71 
  - Not conclusive but....  zipplewrath   Sep-24-10 07:06 AM   #3 
  - Quaint? What an interesting choice of words. Nt  xchrom   Sep-24-10 07:12 AM   #4 
  - Not if you are a Muslim Woman who chooses (meaning isnt forced) to wear a burka.  MadBadger   Sep-24-10 07:15 AM   #5 
  - Maybe the British shouldn't have banned the practice of burning wives  lunatica   Sep-24-10 07:35 AM   #9 
  - to be fair some women do choose to wear them without oppressive  tigereye   Sep-24-10 08:51 AM   #16 
     - Some women choose to have genital mutilation too  lunatica   Sep-24-10 09:07 AM   #22 
        - It's sad that you falsely equate choice of daily attire with murder and violent assault.  closeupready   Sep-24-10 09:57 AM   #30 
        - Honor killing of Muslim women is not murder and violent assault?  lunatica   Sep-24-10 04:29 PM   #39 
        - not a good argument- not sure covering parts of your body are quite the  tigereye   Sep-25-10 09:38 AM   #78 
  - what, all six of them? nt  Codeine   Sep-24-10 07:42 AM   #11 
  - You obviously haven't been there lately.  TheIdiot   Sep-24-10 05:34 PM   #51 
     - I meant women who wear them willingly.  Codeine   Sep-24-10 05:38 PM   #52 
        - I see. Unfortunately, you're probably right.  TheIdiot   Sep-24-10 05:40 PM   #54 
  - Which is about 2000 people in France, assuming none of those who wear it is forced.  Mass   Sep-24-10 08:59 AM   #18 
  - By your logic hey why not ban Abortion in the USA.  Johonny   Sep-24-10 09:03 AM   #20 
     - I am not supporting the ban, just pointing that, for most French people including Muslim women  Mass   Sep-24-10 09:06 AM   #21 
     - Because wearing clothing is so the same as giving birth.  WinkyDink   Sep-24-10 09:56 AM   #28 
        - No, but wearing clothing IS the same as murder and amputation.  closeupready   Sep-24-10 09:59 AM   #31 
           - it ABSOLUTELY is...  TheIdiot   Sep-24-10 05:38 PM   #53 
  - So sad.  WinkyDink   Sep-24-10 09:56 AM   #27 
  - Or a Roma, nt  blondeatlast   Sep-24-10 12:07 PM   #37 
  - Or if you're Romany ("gypsy")  KamaAina   Sep-24-10 05:16 PM   #44 
  - Indeed--but note how little attention is paid to the fact. Sad. nt  blondeatlast   Sep-24-10 05:41 PM   #55 
  - Or the Easter Bunny, or the Grassy Knoll Man, or the Loch Ness Monster.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Sep-24-10 06:20 PM   #73 
  - It's not a matter of choice  fifthoffive   Sep-24-10 06:24 PM   #75 
  - Any country that cares about the welfare of its people is superior to the US  mmonk   Sep-24-10 07:22 AM   #6 
  - The French know how to fight!  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Sep-24-10 07:22 AM   #7 
  - ^^ That's probably why the Conservatives demonize the French  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Sep-24-10 07:28 AM   #8 
  - Bingo!  Greyhound   Sep-24-10 11:55 AM   #34 
  - Hmmm... i like that. Problem is,  TheIdiot   Sep-24-10 05:43 PM   #56 
  - Any developed country with a national health plan is better, IMO. nt  raccoon   Sep-24-10 07:41 AM   #10 
  - It's where we'd like to retire.  GoneOffShore   Sep-24-10 07:43 AM   #12 
  - In my dreams I live in Alsace.  WinkyDink   Sep-24-10 09:57 AM   #29 
  - Yes. nt  onehandle   Sep-24-10 08:43 AM   #13 
  - I think that's up to you  Burma Jones   Sep-24-10 08:45 AM   #14 
  - Yes  davekriss   Sep-24-10 08:47 AM   #15 
  - +1. It's always a shock to the system, isn't it? nt  Lorien   Sep-24-10 05:44 PM   #58 
  - they do have better food, better health care, a more engaged political  tigereye   Sep-24-10 08:54 AM   #17 
  - It depends what your goals are.  Mass   Sep-24-10 09:03 AM   #19 
  - No, learning french sucks  cowcommander   Sep-24-10 09:07 AM   #23 
  - Wow. You diss an entire country because you had trouble with a highschool class.  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 05:15 PM   #43 
  - I assume there was a little tongue-in-cheek there.  BlueCheese   Sep-24-10 06:03 PM   #69 
  - Funny, most people in France speak English fluently  Lorien   Sep-24-10 05:47 PM   #60 
  - Yes. nt  Romulox   Sep-24-10 09:52 AM   #25 
  - If you are a worker and a French national, yes, it's much better.  closeupready   Sep-24-10 09:55 AM   # 
  - I would think so. It's FRANCE! What is lacking there?!  WinkyDink   Sep-24-10 09:55 AM   #26 
  - Not all insulting clichs...  TheIdiot   Sep-24-10 05:32 PM   #49 
  - I absolutely love it there. The people are mostly quite friendly  Lorien   Sep-24-10 05:49 PM   #62 
  - It depends. 1 reason I've heard for early retirement is to pass the jobs on to the youth who can't  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 10:08 AM   #32 
  - Yes, unfortunately. It's a shame to have to say it but France  COLGATE4   Sep-24-10 10:08 AM   #33 
  - I had a sweet young guy hairdresser in May when I was in Paris.  flyarm   Sep-24-10 12:07 PM   #36 
  - Hard to imagine, isn't it?  Lorien   Sep-24-10 05:52 PM   #65 
  - As long as you aren't a Roma--oh, buut wait; they are being expelled, so it doesn't matter. nt  blondeatlast   Sep-24-10 12:09 PM   #38 
  - Not for me. You know, there are plenty of problems in France too.  NYC Liberal   Sep-24-10 04:36 PM   #40 
  - Better health care and better cuisine. n/t  Mimosa   Sep-24-10 04:40 PM   #41 
  - Not imo  merqz   Sep-24-10 05:08 PM   #42 
  - Of course it is.  avaistheone1   Sep-24-10 05:25 PM   #45 
  - Way better...  TheIdiot   Sep-24-10 05:26 PM   #46 
  - Living in France means you'd have to live with the French...  Dappleganger   Sep-24-10 05:30 PM   #47 
  - If you speak French, probably  SoCalDem   Sep-24-10 05:31 PM   #48 
  - 10-4! n/f  TheIdiot   Sep-24-10 05:45 PM   #59 
  - in regard to retirement, yes  fascisthunter   Sep-24-10 05:32 PM   #50 
  - Yes. According to the UN reports they beat us out in most categories. nt  Lorien   Sep-24-10 05:44 PM   #57 
  - Including racism. did the UN comment on the racist scapegoating and deportation of the Roma? nt  blondeatlast   Sep-24-10 05:59 PM   #68 
  - Racist ratfucking that rivals Arizona, sure--swell place to live if you are allowed to...  blondeatlast   Sep-24-10 05:49 PM   #61 
  - Perhaps for the French, but I'll stay here. One wonders, with immigrants  Obamanaut   Sep-24-10 05:49 PM   #63 
  - if you prefer more free time but less material goods France might be better  JI7   Sep-24-10 05:52 PM   #64 
  - They have plenty of material goods; they get paid a fair wage  Lorien   Sep-24-10 05:55 PM   #66 
  - Less material goods? Surely you jest. Less junky stuff but more high quality goods n/  Catherina   Sep-24-10 05:56 PM   #67 
  - In case some of you haven't checked it out, here's the Google news page  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-24-10 06:06 PM   #70 
  - I've been to France twice...  BlueCheese   Sep-24-10 06:17 PM   #72 
  - Well if you want to own a classic Citroen DS21 it's easier to find a mechanic  Stevenmarc   Sep-24-10 06:24 PM   #74 
  - Oui. (NT)  Tesha   Sep-24-10 06:28 PM   #76 
  - yes  lovuian   Sep-24-10 07:22 PM   #77 
  - Lived in France for a few months. Lots of petty crime.  mainer   Sep-25-10 09:43 AM   #79 
     - besides rioting muslim youths .. burning cars etc ....  littlewolf   Sep-25-10 09:56 AM   #80 

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