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No comment … #Brexit

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More (in French, sorry) : https://renaudfavier.com/2016/06/27/bref-le-referendum-netait-que-consultatif-cest-dailleurs-pour-cela-que-hollande-consulte-sur-le-brexit/

Reno – June 27th, 2016

Valls, French would-be Tony Blair shaking hands with Cameron in London : Downing Street, indeed

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“Nice to meet another downing conservative politician … Me-too …”

“I want to hold your hand”… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipADNlW7yBM

Renaud Favier – October 6th, 2014

It’s (Russian) Diplomacy, Stupid ! #Ukraine #Crimea #BraveRealWorld

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Talk(er)s not walking/working, pretending to work/walk – Credits : internet / press

In a nutshell : a place somewhere in Orthodox Catholic East-Central Europe (not far from the famous “Balkans”) is called “Ukraine” (formerly part of Soviet Union) ; the place East of Ukraine (and West of Alaska, North of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, China …)  is called “Russia” (formerly heartland of Soviet Union) ; a place with sandy beaches and a good harbour somewhere South of both Ukraine and Russia (not enormously far from the skiing resort Sochi) is called “Crimea” (formerly part of Russia, then of Soviet Union, then of Ukraine, now of Russia again).

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Ukraine – Credits : internet / press

Ukraine says Crimea belongs to Ukraine, like California or Louisiane belong to the USA (since they were taken over and/or bought from Mexico and France by the people who had taken over America from the Brits and Native Indians), or Greece belongs to Europe.

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Real talk(er)s walking – Credits : internet / press

Russia says Ukraine is like Panama or England, and Crimea is like Alaska or Hawaï, but they don’t mind about Alaska and Hawaï, and don’t ask Panama or England to be really independant. Yet.

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The Russian Boxer Nikolay Valuev in CRimea C) Reuters – Credits : internet / press

Lots of people talk, twit and post about it.

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Official talk(er)s pretending to work … – Credits : internet / press

That’s Diplomacy.

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Diplomacy … – Credits : internet / press

There was a vote, in Crimea, and over 90% of local citizens said they wanted to (re)become Russians, rather than stay Ukrainians.

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It’s democracy, Stupid ! – Credits : internet / press

That’s (not increased) reality.

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Master and Commander, or vice-versa – Credits : internet / press

Some walk their talk.

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Official and Real Talker and Walker – Moscow 2014 – Credits : internet / press

That’s Russia.

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“Steak tartare as a starter”, says smiling Putin – Credits : internet / press

Now, the game seems to be over (and Russia won this one).

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Crimea 2014 – Credits : internet / press

Not everybody outside of Crimea (and Russia) seems 100% happy about it all (by the way, it seems some people in Eastern Ukraine are jealous and would also like to be Russians …), but who knows what’s Diplomacy and what’s reality ?

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Franco-Russian Diplomacy – Credits : internet / press

Anyway, that’s the way it is, there (in Europe) and now.

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European Diplomacy … – Credits : internet / press

In a nutshell, it’s like a football game : some players win (and usually, the Germans), some lose (not always the same), trainers and managers call their lawyers, supporters shout, journalists talk, so called “experts” sell their comments at tv shows, twittos twit, facebookers post, activists walk in the streets, politicians talk among politicians and on TV, but nobody can do nothing but laugh, cry, shout, put their flags back in the garage, and go back to work or watch something else on Google’s Youtube, Apple TV, or Netflix, when the game, Olympic or not, is over.

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Good (Olympic) Game – Credits : internet / press

Good game (and good luck), Ukraine.

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Crimea 2014 – Credits : internet / press

Good game (and good luck), Europe & Co.

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The “Winner takes all” Game – Credits : internet / press

Good joke (and good luck), Brussels !

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Europe … Credits : internet / press

Good luck, Brave New World, and good luck, citizens of here and now.

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Crimea / Airport 2014 – Credits : internet / press

The trouble is, from a Western viewpoint (China, which incidentally took over Hong-Kong and Macao in the recent past without much noise in the West, doesn’t seem to care that much, as it is busy with it’s own real economic, environmental, social, politic and other issues), there’s plenty of communists and other nasty people, plus gas, oil, unemployment, social unrest and religion turmoil around …

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Crimea 2014 – Credits : internet / press

But the game is over in Crimea, let’s play and watch another one.

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The Players – Credits : internet / press

What, who, where next ?

The (win-win, lose-lose or whatever good else) Game – Credits : internet / press

More about it (and other issues) in French (but with pictures & internet links) : http://cestalire.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/un-e-cafe-suspendu-au-hasard/

Renaud Favier – March 20, 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

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What’s up, (French) Euroc(r)at ?

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Yes, François Hollande made a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and French Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Marine le Pen applauded (or not). Yes we (French) can (talk to other French European representatives) ! Does real world listen ?

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More (in French, sorry) : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/02/06/leurope-leurope-leurope-et-leurope-et-les-europeens-dans-tout-ca/

Renaud Favier – February, 6th, 2013  – Café du matin à Paris

Ps : but not everybody (and the Brits are not “everybody”) can speak French (neither understand the French …) and not everybody believes in French mirages, French miracles, French visions, or French oracles …

 

No, the French (Socialists) do not eat Snails. Not in Summer

Whatever the Brits may say, think , write or twit about France can only be wrong, over-ironic and biased, basically because they are a bunch of anti-frog cheaters, bank(st)ers and liars : for instance, the French (socialists) do not eat snails, on the contrary.

Renaud Favier, September 12, 2012.

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Where do the #French go ? Very Bad Trip ? The Answer, my Friend, is Blowing in the Wind …

German reunification and the Euro were the last big footsteps for small Europe, which mankind watched on TV. Now, if the French wanna try reborn socialism with gay marriage, no food, no Euro and no free press, let’s see about it on the internet.

If some other broke European countries wanna join second class Euro(pe), be it because they too wanna believe in utopias because they think dreams are better nightmares than real life, or because they have no more choice than Eastern Europe after WW2 or German democrats after 1933 elections or the free world after 1929 crisis, let’s not start a war for that and remember what the previous French socialist Leader Maximo, François I, used to say before Germany reunified : “I love Germany so much, that I am happy there are two”. Everybody loves Euro(pe) so much, let François II create its Europe II with the Club-Meds (and perhaps let French German speaking Alsace-Lorraine and Northern German thinking Italy stay in Berlin/Brussels co-managed Europe I to avoid the risk of WW3 this time, and let the Brits chose freely if they prefer to join Euro(pe) 2 for the sake of “Entente Cordiale”, Euro(pe) 1 in Memory of the German name of the Royals, the United States at last, or no new alliance yet because they wanna wait and see who wins, because they trust they can afford a Churchill/Elisabeth fortitude (though they are not sure America could/would help), again, or because they have the Commonwealth and they think it’s enough to rule the Pacific waves again in the coming brave new Asian world. Anyway, if you cannot avoid it, watch it.

And if some French wanna escape this France, let them do : some will choose Germany in Memory of their ancestors (be they collaborators or Europhiles, or both, or neither but just German speaking for some Reason) and because they like German beer and free driving ; some will choose London for the sake of “une certaine idée de la France” and because they prefer lower taxes and fish and ships to Currywurst ; some will go to America because they have got used to slow driving and poor coffee or want to do business with Asia but prefer junk food to Chinese Soup or Japanese Sushi ; others will go anywhere but France, because they think people should be allowed to work and get paid for it and create entrerprises and make money out of it and not be insulted for that whatever works, but France. Of course, some of the French press will say that such people don’t deserve the honour of the Grande Nation’s citizenship : let the media talk as long as they can and let the French walk their talk, as long as they can …

Honni soit qui Noah’s (tax strategy) Ark y pense …

As the French (economic advisor to François II, Karine Berger and co-writer Valérie Rabault) say, “Les trente glorieuses sont devant nous”.

Let it be (French ?) and hope it will not last 30 years.

It’s not as if it could last 70 years anyway, the world has changed. And even Franch laws and promises and advisors and polls and media ownership can change, re-change, re-re-change …, be they in favour to or against more or less (usually silly) taxes, marriage, the size of housing or the price of electricity, for instance, with the exception of the petit livre rouge du code du travail and the dialogue social(iste), et environnemental à visage humain, of course, even if all this goes against economic rationale and/or European laws, if the exception française or the next elections so require …

After all, France is “LE Pays de la Raison“, isn’t it ?

Renaud Favier, September 11, 2012.

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French Politics, European Politics, Future with or without Civilized Face, Whatever Works or even more important issues like the proper temperature for  Sauternes Sweet Bordeaux White Wine with Foie Gras (some drink Red Bordeaux with Foie Gras, as long as they do it at home without witnesses …) or the Religion of Groucho Marx French Ancestors.

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Yet another “Place to Be” in France this Summer (but with the same people as in Paris, far less taxis than taxes as anywhere in France, and unlike Saint Tropez, no helicopters)

La Rochelle, Plage des Minimes

Forget Paris and the Velib’, too commonplace and Paris-Plages is over. Forget Saint Tropez and Pampelone Beach, too nouveau-riche and Bardot is over. Forget Marrakech. The place to be now is La Rochelle, where the smart people go.

New France, where the smart (money) go (es away from)

Of course, France is now a socialist paradise, with a lot of lining up in front of empty places with red, great promises outside and red carpets speeches but no food inside and bikes instead of cars.

Do you know why we are queueing up ? No, who cares to know why, we have to, that’s the new way it is, maintenant

And unlike in Asian communist countries, the best and brightest don’t (all) escape to study in Harvard or Berkeley and create startups in Sillicon Valley or Boston, but (some, surely too many) stay and study in one of the many French graduate schools for civil servants with a view to become at best Minister of startups in Sillicon Sentier, at worst Minister of whatever doesn’t work in France like Industry, Small Business Growth, University, Innovation, Immigration, Housing, Economics, Ecology, Chicken, Export, Chicken Export …

Best an brightest, Junior-Minister of “Numeric Economy” under supervision of the Minister of “Industrial Renewal”

And the bad news is, France may be the sole remaining communist place in the world with an unrealistically overvalued currency German style but no black exchange market (yet) like they had in former DDR or other communist German Hinterland, refurbished Asian or Qatar owned hotels with remote controlled color TV and high speed internet but communist standard room service, and a business airport close to Paris with standard capitalist traffic jams but communist standard helicopter service for Party members and Government only, and far less taxis than taxes, of course.

Red Carper toward l’avenir is in La Rochelle, maintenant

Anyway, La Rochelle is the place to be, now, if you enjoy France or can’t avoid it.

Psssst boys, this is not the place where the girls are …

So far, so French so good, growth is around the La Rochelle corner.

Renaud Favier, August 25th, 2012.

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