Austin Urgent Care Facilities That Will Save You Money

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Medical costs in the US are outrageous! We’ve discussed this earlier. According to CNBC and many others, medical bills are the #1 cause of personal bankruptcies in the US!

Emergency Rooms can be some of the worst culprits when it comes to outrageous costs. They will charge $1 for a single ibuprofen tablet, while you can buy a bottle of 500 tablets at Costco for $5.

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Kurt Darren Concert & A Whole Weekend Of Fun

kurt darren concert - kurt darren usa tourTired of boring weekends? Join us for a whole weekend of fun at the Kurt Darren concert in Bandera, TX on Feb 9!

South African musician, Kurt Darren, will be in Texas on the weekend of Feb 8-9, 2014 and will have a concert in Bandera on Sunday, Feb 9. It will be an afternoon concert to fit in better with people’s travel schedules.

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Medical Costs In The US: Outrageous Or Justifiable?

medical costsMedical costs in the US are high! Anybody who has recently made a trip to the ER, been hospitalized, or even had some routine medical tests done, will agree.

The question is, are high US medical costs simply out of control or are they justifiable?

A friend who recently visited us from South Africa (i.e. no US health insurance) got sick on a Saturday evening. All of the symptoms pointed to the possibility of meningitis.

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Poll: What Were Your Main Reasons For Leaving South Africa?

Over the past 20 years, hundreds of thousands of people, and by some estimations, more than a million people have been leaving South Africa and settling in other countries.

Some might say, “So what? People have migrated for thousands of years and will continue to do so in the future!”

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Poll: Is South Africa’s State Mining Company the start of Nationalization?

Last year, South Africa’s ANCYL leader, Julius Malema started making a lot of noise about nationalization, and specifically, the nationalization of the mines, a major source of revenue for the country, and the possible establishment of a state mining company.

At the time, as this article suggests, South African President Jacob Zuma said that nationalization is not ANC policy, and that the ANC has not shifted its policy on nationalization.

Yet, a mere 4 months later, Jacob Zuma launched a state mining company!

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The Expat-Hater: A New Brand of South African

As a regular reader of the South African news website, News24, I have become aware of a new type of “conflict” that now exists among South Africans… as if life’s day-to-day challenges aren’t enough to keep everyone busy.

The conflict I am talking about is between South African expats and non-expats in the MyNews24 (letters) section of News24. And at times, it gets downright nasty!

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Polls: South Africa & Soccer World Cup 2010

On the eve of Soccer World Cup 2010 that is being held in South Africa this year, I was wondering how South Africans living abroad feel about sports’ biggest event and the fact that it is held in South Africa this year.

While soccer is a hugely popular sport around the world, not all South Africans are soccer fans. Some may not care to watch SWC 2010 whether it is held in South Africa or not. Others may be very excited about it and can’t wait for it to start.

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The Murder of Eugene Terre’Blanche

Eugene Terre'BlancheEugene Terre’Blanche, the well-known, charismatic leader of the AWB was murdered on his farm outside Ventersdorp in South Africa over this past weekend (April 3, 2010).

This seems to have set off a firestorm in South Africa, especially amongst AWB members and supporters, who regard this murder as “a declaration of war by black people on white people.”

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