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Dette kartet er dårlig nytt for Europa – Verden – NRK Nyheter

Dette kartet er dårlig nytt for Europa – Verden – NRK Nyheter.

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More changes in less time, generation by generation

where are we, the world, heading? I have always referred to the generation of my grand-parents as one that has experienced so many changes, technologywise, real leaps of development, from the telegraph, trains, the combustion engine, charter-travelling by plane, telephone, even the mobile phone… and they assimilated all, and got well used to it. Some […]

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La gente está harta de politicos y sindicatos

recibí un e-mail con esta imagen y lo publico aquí porque, aparte de la sonrisa que nos provoca, pienso que es representativo de un sentimiento entre mucha gente en España ahora mismo, en lo que se refiere a las cabezas visibles de los sindicatos. Y esta es otra expresión de lo mismo, aunque sobre los […]

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Spanish intelligence services alerts on financing of islamic groups

El País, the leading Spanish newspaper, on August 1st this year, wrote an article with alarming news about who is controlling the financing of the activities of the 1,2 million strong muslim community in Spain. The intelligence report, written by General Félix Sanz Roldán (Head of the CNI – National Intelligence Center), notes that these […]

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Chocolate con Churros – or Porras for that sake

It is probably not really healthy, to eat at lot of it, basically due to the fat in which the churros and porras are fried. And because chocolate, cocoa, itself is kind of a fat. But, it is really good. Good when some caring soul (often the family father, or some nice friend) goes buying it early in the morning to bring […]

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The traditional Mediterranean diet, based on good and healthy raw materials, vegetables and fruits are no longer that much of a base in most household, contrary to what Spaniards themselves like to think. Up north in Europe, in Norway, the fiber-rich breads, the old traditional dishes as well as the raw materials used by the […]

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In all languages you find swearing, cursing and other kinds of intentionally bad manners or negative attitude pronounced to or about something or someone. One thing that I have found though is that the intensity and effect of what’s been said varies a lot according to where you are at the moment. For instance, if […]

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Image via Wikipedia A Spanish magazine recently published an article about the sound shapes of Leire Pajin, the Minister of Health. While the author of it had the healthy looks in mind, other media soon started to criticize what they – in different words – thought to be disgraceful and less nice. We like to think that we […]

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Elections or not elections – THAT’s the question

If the government is already changing its members, in a temporary fashion, due to election-preparations, why not just call for general elections straight away? Felipe González, a grand old man of the Spanish PSOE labour party, said that to his party it would really be an advantage to have election as soon as possible (say […]

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The Catalan colonies of industrialization and welfare

Today, while on a business trip, a good colleague of mine, Enric, showed me his childhood village, L’Amettla de Merola, and opened his family’s home to me. This place is, in fact, a living symbol and good example of a enviable social, cultural and industrial phenomenon not so well known outside the Catalunya region, and […]

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