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by just a Frenchie
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Snug
Topic: It's bloody well in Spain now
Replies: 24
Views: 353

Re: It's bloody well in Spain now

OMG I'm in complete panic mode so I've just ordered one of these biochemical suits from Amazon.fr. I'm popping over the border for some golf next week so hope it won't affect my swing too much. It's just a bugger that it only comes in dreary grey - I was looking for something a bit more...... 'spar...
by just a Frenchie
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?

Emmmmm, increase prices and tax employers (the people who create the jobs) even more? 🙄🙄🙄 I say tax employers less, create more jobs, collect more PAYE taxes - everyone happy. 😁😁😁 I don't mean increase taxes on the salaries, but taxes on the profits. How do you create more jobs when machines and ro...
by just a Frenchie
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Hosni Mubarak ...
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Hosni Mubarak ...

Ramses II died also at 91 and has been a king for 67 years... It was 3233 years ago... Nothing new in Egypt ! :D
by just a Frenchie
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?

What scares me the most is that the government continue to think that working people have to pay for those who are not working or who are no longer working while companies are using more and more machines and robots and importing goods made elsewhere! Those working have ALWAYS paid for those not wo...
by just a Frenchie
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?

From what I've read, the proposals seem unfair. EM wants to take over and change the rules of schemes which people have put money into and which are comfortably in surplus. I could understand reform of schemes which are failing, but if you've been saving money for a long time in a scheme with defin...
by just a Frenchie
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: The Café
Topic: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?

After 8 days, the parliament adopted the first article of the reform. There are 64 left: at this rate, it will take another 512 days ! (they would have finished in August 2021 ...). Macron wanted this law adopted before the elections of the councils mid-March: it will not happen except if he uses th...
by just a Frenchie
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: French Language.
Topic: Similar words with different meanings
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Similar words with different meanings

Air: - The mix of gas we breathe (l'air pur, l'air pollué, un bol d'air) - The appearance, attitude ( avoir l'air bête, avoir l'air arrogant) - To take off (prendre l'air for a plane) - To go out, walk a little and have a breathe ( prendre l'air) - A tune , music ( un air d'opérette) - A fashion (l'...
by just a Frenchie
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?

The previous times 49.3 has been used recently, notably by Manuel Valls (https://www.bfmtv.com/politique/les-6-fois-ou-manuel-valls-a-degaine-l-arme-constitutionnelle-du-49-3-1070982.html), there weren't any serious strikes that I can recall. The big difference is the fact that Valls was the PM of ...
by just a Frenchie
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Pension reform: calm before the storm ?

The strikes have calmed down in France for the moment, but that could not last! The government's intended pension reform is currently being debated in Parliament. Knowing that Macron's party (LaRem) has the majority, the reform should logically be adopted. Yes, but ... The opposition (especially on ...
by just a Frenchie
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Building and Planning
Topic: Construction dictionaries
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Construction dictionaries

Google translate and others are sometimes limited when it comes to building terms, materials, etc ... Building translate can be a good complement: https://www.buildingtranslate.com/ (Free) If you need to visualize what you are looking for, you could also consider VisualTerms : https://apps.apple.com...