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Old 01-12-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Sorry about that, i meant that there are american that are not educated about it, the same for french people, not that all them are not educated. It's an english mistake, my bad.
I was wondering... Thanks for clarifying. I was enjoying reading your thoughts on the matter but I did get hung up on that...and yes, there are a lot of uneducated people out there. Please continue...
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Olde English District, SC (look it up on Wikipedia)
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I have known several French people of both sexes although they were all college/graduate students. All of them were very polite and fairly friendly though a little shy sometimes. They did tend to smoke a lot and look casually fashionable in their clothing, as the stereotype goes! They could pull off outfits that would look silly on me.

They were more liberal politically than the average American, but the men, although their attitudes toward women were feminist (a surprise for me) didn't think of themselves as feminist and didn't have a very high opinion of feminist groups in France. It was like you could act like a feminist in every way and they were fine with it, but if you called yourself a feminist, well, they weren't into that! Another surprise was that some of them envied the huge cars available in the US (think tank-like old Lincolns and Cadillacs). They also found our fast food addictive and claimed to get hungry again much sooner than at home.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Free health care ?
I pay 33 euros per month (mutual) although I'm not sick
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Funnily enough I do cringe when a man calls himslef a feminist, even though I'm not French. I think it's very Flanders-like.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Olde English District, SC (look it up on Wikipedia)
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Geography Freak--They didn't like it when women described themselves as feminist or joined feminist groups! But they looked down on other men acting macho.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Geography Freak--They didn't like it when women described themselves as feminist or joined feminist groups! But they looked down on other men acting macho.
Sorry, I don't know why I assumed you were a man.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Default Someone asked about this earlier..

La durée effective du travail en France est une des plus faibles d



Time to get rid of the 35 hour work week... it seems LOL.
Only Finlande works less hours per year.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Did you see Greece on the graph? Lol
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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Did you see Greece on the graph? Lol
Greece got into the situation they are in because the government accumulated too much debt. This has nothing to do with the amount of hours worked per year.
The Greek are, apparently, working quite a bit. Now, if they all would pay their taxes...

Surprised France was able to hold onto the 35 work week for so long.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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To Alpines ...

Hmmm ... with 8 pages of this stuff, you might get the Nobel prize, using all this in your *homework*, si, non ?
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