Je suis prêt- I Am Ready

French Talk

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How to say  “Ready” in French

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AJR is a New York City-based indie pop band composed of brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met.
The band is a DIY pop group who write, produce, and mix their own material in the living room of their Chelsea apartment.
Their music style has been described as “eclectic”, combining elements of pop, doo-wop,electronic, and dubstep.
They have opened for Demi Lovato, Hoodie Allen, Lindsey Stirling, The Vamps, The Wanted, and Train (band)

AJR – I’m Ready

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Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood, better known as Brooke Fraser (born 15 December 1983),
is a New Zealand musician best known for her third studio album Flags, and hit single “Something in the Water“.
Fraser is one of the top selling and most popular recording artists of all time in New…

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THE SATURDAY ESSAY: Why the ramifications of Syriza are much greater than Robin Hood giving the Sheriff a bloody nose

The Slog

eurowindptWhy do the media seem determined not to see what comes next?

I’ve been amazed this week by the speed at which the moaning has begun about the new Greek Government. Athenian right-wingers on Twitter don’t have a good thing to say about them, and nor do their British counterparts: all is cynicism, all is “a bunch of student Marxists”, “Varoufakis will last two months tops”, “ridiculous gesture politics” and more sour grapes. One talked of Varoufakis developing “a cult of personality”, a thing that anyone who knows the guy would reject immediately.

To me, the Syriza administration looks efficient, radical, and tough in its actions, shrewd in its preparations for the coming Troika battle, and conscious of the need to set a tone. That tone is very clear: there will be no graft in this government, and no pomp. The world is sick, and we’re here to cure Greeks…

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BBC’s Orla Guerin ignores the elephant in southern Lebanon

BBC Watch

On January 29th the BBC’s Cairo correspondent Orla Guerin was to be found in southern Lebanon making a filmed report for BBC television news which was also posted on the BBC News website’s Middle East page under the interestingly punctuated title “Hezbollah ‘attack site’ near Shebaa Farms identified“. The same superfluous punctuation also appeared on the website’s Middle East homepage and in tweets promoting the report.

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Guerin tells BBC audiences:

“Well we’re told that the attack happened in the gap between those trees. The Israeli troops were in vehicles. They were on a local roadway when they came under fire from Hizballah and that of course has sparked fears of a wider confrontation. The fence down here along the roadway marks the disputed border in this area.”

Guerin’s description of the border as “disputed” of course reflects the Hizballah/Lebanese narrative and she makes no effort to inform…

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Hamas Forms “Liberation Army” in Gaza, Thanks to EU Support

Buoyed by the recent decision of the EU’s top court to remove Hamas from the EU’s list of terror groups, the Palestinian Islamist movement in the Gaza Strip has intensified its efforts to achieve the destruction of Israel.

Hamas has further been emboldened by the International Criminal Court’s [ICC] latest decision to launch a preliminary examination into alleged Israeli “war crimes” in the Palestinian territories.

Hamas has obviously interpreted these two decisions – by the EU court and the ICC – as a green light to proceed with its plans to eliminate Israel. Hamas is convinced that these decisions will bring it closer to achieving its goal.

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The Marriage

A man met a beautiful blonde lady and decided he wanted to marry her right away.

She said, ‘But we don’t know anything about each other.’

He said, ‘That’s all right, we’ll learn about each other as we go along.’

So she consented, they were married, and off they went on a honeymoon at a very nice resort.

One morning they were lying by the pool, when he got up off of his towel, climbed up to the 10 metre board and did a two and a half tuck, followed by three rotations in the pike position, at which point he straightened out and cut the water like a knife.

After a few more demonstrations, he came back and lay down on the towel.

She said, ‘That was incredible!’

He said, ‘I used to be an Olympic diving champion. You see, I told you we’d learn more about each other as we went along.’

So she got up, jumped in the pool and started swimming lengths.

After a hundred lengths she climbed out of the pool, lay down on her towel and was hardly out of breath.

He said, ‘That was incredible! Were you an Olympic endurance swimmer?’

‘No,’ she said, ‘I was a prostitute in Liverpool but I worked on both sides of the River Mersey.