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All U need to know about couac happened (or not) in France last fortnight (or so)

You know you should not ever trust what you read on the front page of The Economist about France, or continental Europe, for that matter …

Never.

Really never.

Never, ever.

Definitely.

That being said, every rule has its exception …

But better read a (free) “Café du matin à Paris” in French every day to know what is really happening, or not, in Frogland these days ( http://renaudfavier.com/ ) and/or click on the hereafter pictures for a shortview (backwards, which seems more appropriate for France) on recent events (or non-events).

November 16th : the French Senate aborted a project of tax on Palm Oil. Nobody would have cared, had Nutella not seized he opportunity to launch a 50/50 lobbbying-advertising campaign.

November 15th : something smells in Corsica (a murder, as usual), but as nobody knows nothing, and nobody would talk if anybody knew, and nobody saw or heard nothing of course, nobody really cares, all the less, since France has a lot of stinking cheeses everywhere.

November 14th : first big press conference by the French President, François Hollande, at Palais de l’Elysée. Many French citizens listen to the President, more twit, write and talk about what he said (or not).

November 13th : the French, especially the Parisians, try to be nice with everybody, as it is THE day of kindness worldwide and they know a day lasts only 24 hours. So do the Germans, however hard it may be, in certain cases.

November 12th : THE week of the Beaujolais Nouveau begins, the French worldwide start talking and thinking about it rather than about anything else, though noboby can drink it before Thursday, as a matter of French principle and French tradition.

November 11th : The French talk about dead soldiers including Charles de Gaulle (it used to be a great general of theirs, before it became the major Air France Airport) and all wars they lost without losing their sense of humour and of “Grandeur”.

November 10th : The French discuss about litterature and season’s French “prix littéraires” like Goncourt and Renaudot …

November 9th : the French are happy, that Xi Jinping, the new World Leader (based in Beijing), drinks red wine and hope he will not drink Chinese beverages only in the years to come and they will be able to export some of their wines to China.

November 8th : the French hope, that somebody will be able to help for Europe’s, and specially France’s socialist economic recovey.

November 7th : the French are happy that President Obama was re-elected in America, as they alread know him, the Washington airport and the twitter account for their questions.

November 6th : the French consider French communities management to foster competitiveness.

November 5th : Super happiness among Paris politicians not on trip abroad (like President Hollande) and journalists not on season’s holiday, the über-expected Gallois report on Gallic (garlic ?) competitiveness is officially delivered to Prime Minister Ayrault and widely spread on the internet.

November 4th : some French are reading about real competitiveness.

November 3nd : France is getting damn serious about competitiveness.

Real serious : playing hard, working hard !

November 2nd : a prayer for France, its taxpayers, and its creditors, all equally dead.

November 1st : France is THE romantic country and will remain so forever, and death can nothing against l’amour, toujours …

October 31st : the French celebrate Halloween, like everybody else in the real world, but don’t tell them, the believe they have invented it (too).

October 30th : the French socialist politicians are having fun inside (France) whereas there Perfects Storms are outside (France), everywhere in the economy and around New-York and Haïti as far as heavy rains are concerned.

October 29th : the French managed to sink their own boat (again) in their own harbour (again) and the Napoleon Bonaparte (not again !) is at bay 3 meters away from the pier in Marseille Vieux Port. Please don’t pay attention.

Again , so French

October 28th : the French go for winter time. Every is happy to be allowed to sleep one hour more, and the trade unions warn the (ir)relevant minister that this should happen every night, otherwise they’ll go on strike.

October 27th : the French discuss among themselves about drugs and how it could improve their international competitiveness, after Lance Armstrong was denied his “Tour de France” victories.

October 26th : the French brainstorm with partners on business intelligence and practice new French economic diplomacy to try and improve their external trade huge deficit (second only to Britain, as often enough).

October 25th : France is waiting for Louis Gallois’ report en French competitiveness and its whereabouts. Severe haircuts are expected from the French minister of finance, Pierre Moscovici, though some people have their doubts.

Some French are not just waiting, but working, and writing too.

Renaud Favier – November, 16th, 2012 – Café du matin à Paris

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Some additional e-reading may be needed about our common world, Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of all reports, funerals and funerals of reports …
… about 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.

            

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 “U Are What U Read“: Please click :  http://cestalire.wordpress.com/

Everything you did’nt dare (or care) to know about what happenend (or not) in France recently (or so)

Some French politicians talk and meet about competitiveness ; some French civil servants have (long ago) written about it, and all French entrepreneurs think they must lobby, die or escape for it, rather in France. It’s “cheat or trick” time, French way.

October 23rd : the French watch the crisis on TV and discuss about Louis Gallois, French budget, French promises, French politics, French industry, made in France, French lost competitiveness and other living deads and ghost reports Halloween, or vice-versa, but nobody really cares, especially in France.

October, 22nd : half of the French minsters gather to discuss about France, fashion, and old book (a report by a former civil servant with an experience in the real economic world, more precisely, but reports get piled unread exactly the way most books do) and the season’s holiday to come, what else ? They decide they must talk more before they read anything clever, say anything clever or think anything, and meet again sometime after season’s holiday with more experts, politicians and something better to eat, or maybe later, or maybe not.

 

Maybe somebody should tell the French about real life the way it is now (and has always been, but don’t tell them, they would suicide or corner the Prozac market), that being rich and famous without working anymore or being really smarter or stronger with bigger guns (and guts) than others,  is no longer possible in #RealWorldXXIstCentury. That Romnesia is an option only if you a have serious savings and/or can be paid over 100 grands or more for small speeches. But that French Diseases is for … French, careless teenagers and soldiers at wars like in “good ole past before AIDS”, unlucky, non mormon, professional soccer players or politicians at whores, nowadays … And that death is an option, even if U are very very very much smarter than others, not that very very very old, at least compared to the Greeks, the Romans or the Egyptians, with a vision for a great future and a good sense of humor (tumor ? tumeur ? tu meurs ?) and a-propos.

October, 21st :  a view to a -French- kill a Corsican lawyer was murdered, most likely by Corsican gangsters, or nationalists, or both, in Corsica in his German fast car. Corsican business as usual, but as this happened in a Total Gas station, the French send the police as they don’t have James Bond to kill and kiss.

October, 20th : A French minister advertised for various “made in France” products, whereas the minister’s dame advertises for made  in France (very expensive) glasses. Some French people talk, think and/or read about it in a Paris newspaper. And some fashion-victims buy the tee-shirt. But nobody cares, although maybe the French ought to before it’s really to late for France and the French.

October 19th : the French #LMAO about a French Minister who #LMAO on TV about what he believes to be a fake about one of his colleagues who is in the habit of saying and making #LMAO things about made in France, but really hit world class level this time. Sometimes, in France, politics, TV, an even politicians on TV can be fun.

Sometimes, the French (ministers) have a good sense of humor, but it must be hoped, that both ministers (and some others) have a good, golden parachute. Because even in France, U needda work sometimes, even if U R a (sociali-s-te) minister.

October, 18th : French (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 17th (or 18th, or 16th, nobody really cares about schedules or other logistics, in France) : French (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 17th too (nobody is really afraid of replays, in France) : French (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 16th : French (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 15th : French FREEFALL (alas) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

Somebody (Angela Mekel ? The Swiss bank-st-ers ? The French “djeuns” ?) should maybe tell the French professional politicians when they are back from Toussaint RTT in Marrakech that tourism in beautiful sites and dialogue social in nice places cannot be the “mamelles de la France” in the XXIst century and that “l’économie vide-grenier” (in English or any other normal language in the world and the rest of the universe with a brain : “Frenchonomics“)  may be a logical option if eveybody emigrates and/or sells the real-estate, churches and other privileges to Qatari billionnaires or British retirees, but is not a very good “trajectoire de croissance durable et environnementale et compétitive et toussa-touça dans la justice et la bonne humeur” in the long run, not to mention that appart from few jobs for butlers, cleaners, cooks or whores in Asian or Qatari hotels for Russian oil billionnaires, American old millionnaires and Chinese marrying youngsters and other young businesspeople in Paris, what else to #occupy (and feed) the djeuns ?

October, 14th : French (alas) Green (or so they pretend) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 13th : French (alas) African (or Qatari, or Chinese, or American, or simply multinational, whoever better than the French, now) business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

Meanwhile, in old France, French lobbying and communautarism are at work (the unemployed and retired basically share the vision of the civil servants (or so they still are named), but not all the revenues, and those who work share neither, but they are a minority (report ?) and some not even live in France any longer if they could not manage to find a good “#geonpi niche”) … October 12th is off for blog writers without RTT just like for civil servants and other “damnés de la terre de France”, that’s the way it is !

October, 11th : a French (free) good and funny and sexy eBook (or so the self-called “writer” with a writer’s cat thinks it is). Because E L James ; Fifty Shades of Grey sex books are so bad now … and the portions are so small … is good, but Christmas and good jokes come more often.

October, 10th : French (alas) small talk about French food and French small business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 9th : French (dark past, gloomy present and frightening future) foie gras and export business (or so the French believe) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

October, 8th : French (vision of the law of the jungle) business lunches and (of course) deals between the (fat) cats and (fat) #geonpi (or so some French “pigeons” believe they are) as usual (or rather “normal”, or so the French think). Please click to read in French (because so the French write, and write, and write, and talk, and talk, and talk … and don’t read, and don’t listen, and don’t think, and promise, and promise, and promise and vote, and vote, and vote, and again, and again, and again …).

In a nutshell, nothing new under the French sun.

The French just keep thinking about themselves on TV or in French magazines ; watching themselves on TV ; talking about themselves on TV or in French magazines singing and laughing with a French accent and French clothes on (not only French) TV or (not only) in French magazines or international conferences, as long as ; they can speak English usual since they have TV and French magazines, but often with a better view when it’s (some) women talking and thinking (and counting).

So French, So Good

Renaud Favier – October 24th, 2012 – Café 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 all reports, funerals and funerals of reports …
… about 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.

            

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/

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