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Les mouvements de grève sont-ils encore efficaces de nos jours ?

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Selon moi il existe deux types de grèves :
La grève des hôpitaux, les EHPAD, médecins, infirmiers, aides-soignants, la grève des enseignants, qui demandent plus de moyens, plus d'argent public, non pas par volonté politique, mais par détresse professionnelle.
Il a aussi la grève des cheminots, la grève d'Air France, des taxis, la “grève” contre la loi dans l'enseignement supérieur, cet agrégats de lutte, coordonnées par la CGT en surface et la France insoumise en sous-main, qui ressemble plus à une auto-convergence de la lutte d'extrême gauche plutôt qu'une grève professionnelle et syndicale légitime.
D'un côté on porte un brassard, de l'autre on casse des hôpitaux (loi travail, baies vitrées à l'hôpital Necker pour enfants). D'un côté on lutte pour que son travail soit reconnu, de l'autre pour des idées politiques venu de Chine, du Venezuela et de Cuba. D'un côté on continue à faire cours, de l'autre on empêche de faire cours. D'un côté on est dans un rapport de symboles, un rapport de force pour négocier, de l'autre on est là pour tenter de faire une révolution avec comme messi Jean Luc Mélenchon. D'un côté on veut que le service public s'améliore, de l'autre on veut qu'il reste au XXe siècle. Je pense qu'aujourd'hui les grèves ont encore un sens, pour peser sur des négociations notamment. Mais pas pour casser comme des étudiants associé à l'UNEF, des cheminots CGT et des énervés France insoumise. Je tiens à préciser que je ne soutiens pas les grèves, que ce soit les cheminots ou les hôpitaux. Notre pays a 90 000 000 000 € de déficit chaque année, je ne pense pas qu'augmenter les budgets soient bien car en ayant un excédant nous pourrons rembourser notre dette et payer moins d'intérêt (=> dégager 50 milliards de budget annuel = 1 budget défense). Et je tiens à préciser que les étudiants sont au moins à 80% contre les mouvements de blocage dans les différentes universités, écoles, comme aux IEP de Paris, Rennes et Lille. La liberté de manifester oui, bien-sûr, la liberté de casser et de bloquer, jamais ! La liberté d'étudier l'emporte, car c'est cela qui fait de nous des Hommes, des animaux voulant toujours aller plus loins, découvrir toujours plus, dans la science notamment.

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Do you categorize yourself as a " workaholic " person ?

Umbriferous Soucouyant
Totally! I know I work long hours and people think I'm a workaholic, but I get such joy out of my work. I feel like I'm doing something important. I'm always trying to get an edge on everyone. I like to have a head start on pretty much everyone. I'm the very definition of a "workaholic". That's me all over. That does sound like me. It's so me!

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If you were wrongfully put into an insane asylum, how would you convince them that you’re actually sane and not just pretending to be sane? 🙃🙃🙃

Umbriferous Soucouyant
But if you ask any patient there they are all wrongfully there just like all prisoners serving life will tell you they are innocent. Playing along with therapy getting contact with the outside, finding out what or who framed me, fake whatever symptoms the doctor is expecting and wait for the person on the outside to help solve the mystery while gradually cutting down on the acting as being "healed". No one is sane anymore nowadays...especially the one claiming that they are sane.

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(Part 2)

Lucas
In general, in big cities, you will always find thieves and incivilities. I will not tell you that Marseille has no thief nor incivilities. By the way, as a tourist, you will not feel insecurity. And of course, as other cities, you will have better districts than others. If you stay in central Marseille (Old harbour district) or in the south of the town, you’ll be in the “safer” areas. Just like with any other large cities, don't go out at night. It's just that simple. It's kind of a rule of thumb. Marseille is as safe as you make it and how you approach situations. Of course there are slums on the outskirts that you want to avoid, I think it's called Saint Antoine, but the city itself is worth going to. Don't be dumb and you'll be fine in most places, Marseille being one of them. If you're going to go, stick to only the downtown portside area called "Vieux Port" or the old port. It's one of the oldest harbors/ports in the world. The violent crime Marseille is known for often happens in the neighborhoods outside of the harbor area. Beware of gypsies and pickpockets in the harbor. The beaches are rocky and moist landfills. Marseille is a cool place with interesting history, delicious seafood, crisp white wine, and a somewhat ineffective police force.

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What area in your town/state is dangerous because of crime risk?

Nothing terrible but some of the downtown areas get a little dicey at night. People avoid "Les quartiers Nord" as we call them here. I don't live in a very dangerous place but I'm on the cheaper side of town now if you know what I mean but in a nice house that has already attracted bad attention, place is heavily locked and secure now. Marseille is considered as a dangerous city in France (which may seem dangerous to a French is perhaps more, or less, for another nationality), and has this dangerous image for a while, for several reasons :
1. It’s a trade port (over 2000 years)
In the trade ports there is dockers with big muscles, there is sailor with big muscles, there is bars, there is looses women, etc. There is also traffics around the docks.
2. It’s a city of immigrants
When immigrants arrive they are often poor and some have to steal to survive. In addition, they often do not have the same education as locals (here the french not from Marseille).
The various waves of immigrants, more or less welcomed and integrated, have created communities and sometimes kinds of mafias with big little businesses.
3. It’s a moneyless city
Except for the port, there are no big industries or activities in Marseille. So there is no work, no money (even less so for migrants).
Result: There are dangerous districts to be avoided, but if you come from a big US city, you will feel like home (there are both very poor and very rich districts, gangs et gun shootings in the poor neighborhoods mainly). Marseille has built a reputation for organized crime, violence and corruption. It’s gotten a lot better, but compared to most other French cities, yes, Marseille has a slightly higher risk of danger. Most of the crime that takes place in Marseille is rivraly between criminal gangs in places where unless you are involved in drug trafficking and prostitution will have no reason to go anywhere near. Just look after your belongings and be aware of your surroundings as in any large city. If you use common sense and keep your guard up, you will most likely be fine in Marseille. If you are going to visit, think about who you're going to take with you relative to what parts you're going to visit. Use common sense. If you find yourself heading in a dark desolate destination absent of human spirit, check your gut and act accordingly. There's nothing wrong with checking with someone you might know who might know someone in the South of France, or even calling the local police station and speaking to a watch commander for better insight to the city (this works for any city in the world just about with a few exceptions-and please prepare yourself for the call if you're going to call (language, don't forget to say bonjour, manners, etc.) People don't use their embassies enough when they are traveling. It couldn't hurt to call the embassy, have a relationship with somebody you can talk to about the city they are in, can't hurt right?

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Do you think people have taken political correctness too far?

I don’t define it the way some others do. If you can still get the police called on you for sitting in a coffee shop waiting for a friend, not everyone’s that worried about hurting your feelings. Yeah, I do. But I also think some people are intentionally offensive. There should be a middle ground.

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Do you think creativity is an innate potential or it is a talent that should be developed?

Umbriferous Soucouyant
It’s innate. If we are lucky enough it will develop. We need tools, though. Mentors help too. Some people just aren't as creative as others. That said, I think some things CAN be developed like I'm not a natural born artist with painting/sketching but the more I practiced and applied myself it looked pretty damn good I must say. Both. Some people are creative naturally but nothing wrong in pursuing this talent. The latter. I think. Either you got it or you don't. It's just asleep sometimes.

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(Proposée par @DorianeDu45 ) Qu'est-ce que l'amour ?

FSIQA
Une énergie transcendante et vitale. S’aimer sans se faire de mal, tout connaître de l’autre et l’aimer quand même, ne pas se servir de ses défauts contre lui, le traiter comme on aimerait qu’on nous traite. Je dirais que c'est le fait de ressentir du bonheur en la présence de l'objet aimé, et ressentir un manque, un vide en son absence. Peut-être associé à un sentiment de jalousie lorsque la personne s'oriente vers autre que nous, mais c'est à nuancer. Mais ce que j'ai dit c'est pas vraiment une définition mais plutôt une conséquence. Je sais pas trop.

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Which of your vices or bad habits would be the hardest to give up? Did ya try giving it up already ??

Umbriferous Soucouyant
Caffeine. Quit it once. It sucked. Will never quit again. Biting my nails. I can't quit chewing my fingernail. I have a bad habit of biting my nails. It's such a filthy habit. It's a bad habit to get into and once you started, you can't stop it that easily. It's like a vicious circus. That's what it is. It's kind of a catch-22, isn't it? It all comes full circle. It's a circle going nowhere.
It's an infinite spiral. See how that works? There's always a catch. It's a no-win situation. I bit my nails to the quick every day. I was a chronic nail-biter for most of my life. I don’t remember when I started biting my nails, but I remember when it first became a problem. I was in first grade, and my nails had been bitten so far down past the quick that they started bleeding. I tried to hide what I had done, but I was leaving bloody fingerprints everywhere and couldn’t hold a pencil without crying. I was sent home from school. There are a million reasons why people bite their nails. For me, it was a way to deal with the tremendous anxiety that I didn’t know how to deal with, and the boredom that eats my brain alive if I’m running at anything less than full-throttle. It became automatic and compulsive: the second my mind was elsewhere, I would begin to bite. I hated it and loved it, but mostly I felt like I couldn’t stop. It was horrible. It seriously disturbed friends, roommates and boyfriends. My mum had nightmares about me biting my fingers until blood ran down my arms.

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