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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 …

 

My goodness ! What’s happening in France, now ?

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My goodness ! Have the French started a war against Africans again ? Read more about it here : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/01/15/la-france-est-elle-en-guerres-en-france-en-francafrique-en-francophonie-sur-twitter-inrealworld/

Renaud Favier – January 26th, 2013 – http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Bonus : It looks like it, doesn’t it ?

 

 

 

Germany and France will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of their “Entente Cordiale” in Paris

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Of course, it’s not as glamorous as a Queen’s Jubilee, and The Economist, French citizens from French speaking  London and other France, Germany, and/or Euroland bashers may smile at “la souris accouchée par la montagne franco-germanique”.

Annee-franco-allemande-Cinquantenaire-du-traite-de-l-Elysee_largeLet’s read a bit more about it anyway :  http://renaudfavier.com/2013/01/20/la-cinquantaine-cest-un-bel-age-en-tout-cas-cest-de-circonstance-pour-celebrer-le-traite-de-lelysee/

Renaud Favier – January 20th, 2013 – http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Bonus : some may like more glamorous (and British) Jubilees.

European Fat Cats Suck ? And, they Drink, into the Bargain !

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European Fat cats eat too much without thinking about the future of their children. They drink what they should export instead of thinking about whatever paradox that doesn’t work. And they seem pretty serious about sinking with their privileges.

Chabada Cat at Home Paris (c) Renaud Favier

Professional politicians are still doing good, year after year.

Always Xmas for fat_cats doing politics

Ecologist and other social (democrat ?) activists have learnt fast (fast cats ?)

Fat-cat after overdose of chili con carne

Banksters have been among the best adapted to the Euro environment.

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Well known Euro artists are attempting good enough (though they are nothing compared to English singing or playing global stars, not to mention soccer players with German cars or tennis retirees with Swiss chalets and accounts) but they sometimes lack talent and/or don’t train and work enough.

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Very watched (loved or hated, who cares as long as Paris talks ?) Depardieu is fat, too, but it is not the same Euro-Money Cat story. Not all people looking like fatcats, or even really being fatcats too some extent, are real Euro Fat Cats, the kind that kill their parents, f… their friends, never paid (more) taxes (than politicians), have been living in Ireland (like the unknown but screaming self-called writer Houellebecq), Patagonia (like maybe you know who, but I never remember the name of that other French screamer with a beard sometimes, sometimes not) or elsewhere like Gstaad (by the way, how is Johnny doing these days ?), Geneva (Montecarlo is not appopriate for French) or anywhere not too far, but not too close either,  from La Bastille (byzeway, where is Yannick these days ?) and have a nice Monday whatever end of other worlds (in French : “la faim dans le monde des autres”).

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One should not listen to Sardou or other French screamers like old politicians doing show-business or real business when growing still older, neither young show-business or other social activists doing politics when growing old enough to drive a car, being appointed ministers of unserious issues nobody cares about in France like culture, women, justice, digital economy, housing or nature, or cook a chili con carne themselves,  when they sing or talk or scream about Frenchonomics (meaning in normal XXIst century globish “economics that may work sur un malentendu with a lot of so French sens de l’humour”) , “égalité” (meaning in English “what is yours should be mine”) or other Euro-issues (meaningless nowadays), if one is not a French masochist. But reading, and thinking, may held avoid sinking into the ridiculous like Titanic or France, as the French (even ministers and other politicians) say when they haven’t smoked too much cannabis, and think when they are sober (which happens more than Xmas, when normal years used to be normal).

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But anyway, who cares today about what and where French European Fat Cats will eat  and drink tomorrow, if any (or for Xmas, if any) ?

Chabada Cat at Home (c) Renaud Favier

Renaud Favier – December, 17th, 2012 – Café du matin à Paris

Boules de Noel 2012

But let’s Xmas anyway : http://joyeuxnoel2012.wordpress.com/

And Go 2013 (give it a try at least) : http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

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All you always wanted to know about last fortnight (or so) in #France but were afraid (didn’t care ?) to ask

The French are in a bad mood. But how come ? They live in (one of) the best countries in the world, they can come and go to and from Brussels, Geneva or Montecarlo whenever they want, and they have (one of) the best foods of the world.

October, 8th : the French argue about pigeons, or #geonpi, fort that matter. Nobody really undestands what this French mess is all about, but it must be a French tradition to go for pigeons as they don’t celebrate thanksgivings. Maybe they already can’t afford “poule au pot”, or “foie gras”, or even plain “pâtes aux truffes” anymore.

October 7th : the French discuss geese Fashion. How could they possibly complain about that ? Appart from the fact, that Paris no longer is the world’s capital city for fashion, and that the French have bought German cars and fashion for a while, and consider Chinese ones, now.

October 6th : the French discuss French cars at Porte de Versailles. How can they possibly waste time discussing such lame ducks ? It must be a French tradition of some kind at that time of the year, another French paradox.

 October 5th : the French discuss socialism and luxury bags. Whatever works, if they like it …

October 4th : the French discuss about time. Not Time magazine, but past, future, present, that sort of things. Everybody got lost in (time) translation.

October 3rd : the French discuss good old times, when Citroën convertible cars were real big convertible cars, French world leaders were real big world leaders, and #MondialAuto was real big Salon de l’Auto de Paris.

October 2nd : some French discuss books and litterature, that sort of thing they consider as important as food, love and politics, whereas moste of the rest of the real world thinks it’s basically a business like any other kind of art that can make money.

October 1st : the French discuss Handball. Some Blues seem to have got caught red handed, somehow. French sport business as usual, nobody cares, but some French.

September 30th : the French forgot to complain (it was Sunday, but usually, they don’t stop complaining just because it’s Sunday). Anyway, that was quite enjoyable for the rest of the word, as when the French stay in their own comfort zone (without talking), it’s magic Sunday for all others.

September 29th : the French discuss the French budget for 2013. No comment, everybody knows they are very good at discussing but very bad at budget, and the result can’t be very palatable. Who cares anyway (but some French) ?.

September 28th : the French discuss foreign cars. No comment, real French lovers should not need that, but if they like it, whatever works and it’s better to ride a German Panzer than to kill endangered animals, for the same absence of results.

September 27th : the French twit about the iPhone5, like the rest of the world (for once).

September 26th : the French President discusses Syria with some diplomats and chiefs of states at the UN while other world leaders play with their iPad, prepare for their own speech, or read their emails or notes, depending on wheter they have run out of smartphone battery yet. Not even the French care (about Syria). (Nb the French also discuss unemployment in France, that day, but let’s talk about it later).

September 25th : the French talk about Chili con carne. Nobody in the world can possibly believe that, but that’s the way it is, now, in the country of the French Paradox. That must be “le changement”. Let them talk about French foods (French fools ?).

September 24th : some French politicians try to talk about environment. Let the French ecolocrats talk together and discuss against themselves.

September 23rd : some French are going with the wind (at Coupe Icare, near Grenoble). Let them fly under the sunshine.

September 22nd : some French don’t laugh. Let them try and find a good joke.

September 21st : some French laugh. Some others don’t. Let’s not interfere, it’s their own problem if they don’t all have the same / a good sense of humor.

Nothing really new under the French sun last fortnight (or so) : some laugh (at France or in France, that’s just geography), some don’t (in France, or about France, that’s just history), and other folks just work (like the Germans or Chinese), or just don’t work (like the Greeks or those people with a lot of oil under their feet), but nobody is really afraid by France anymore really cares to ask about France anymore.

Renaud FavierOctober 9th, 2012Café du matin à Paris

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Some additional e-reading may be needed about Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of it all …
… French Politics, French Wine, French Climate, French Changes and other sad issues that may be of interest even if of little importance for the real XXIst century in the world.
Please click on hereafter pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on Fox TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times or the Economist.

            

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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.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for Competitiveness in France in spite of it all …

… French Politics, French Wine, French Weather and other issues that may be of more importance for the real XXIst century in the world.

Please click on hereafter pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on Fox TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times and the Economist.

            

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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.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for Competitiveness in France in spite of it all

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.

Please click on hereafter pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on Fox TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times and the Economist.

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle, but an iPhone, an iPad or whatever else works to e-read).

               
           
          
           
       

To “Compétitivité” : Please click : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/

To go to “Voyage en 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France 2012” : Please click : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/

To “English Coffee” : Please click : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com/

To go to “Café du matin à Paris” : Please click : http://renaudfavier.com/

To Go to France’s President’s Hollande speech on TV, September 10th, 2012 : http://renaudfavier.com/2012/09/10/le-president-hollande-parle-sur-tf1-de-croissance-et-de-competitivite-maintenant/