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No need to read French to understand what’s ahead

Bad Climate change #COP20 #COP21 Lima Paris

More (in French, sorry) about the Lima #COP20 2014 and Paris #COP21 2015  http://renaudfavier.com/2014/12/08/rappels-le-8-decembre-est-la-journee-mondiale-du-climat-et-la-grand-messe-annuelle-du-climat-a-commence-il-y-a-8-jours-a-lima-perou-cop20/

Renaud Favier – December 12th, 2014

Go 2015 !

Go 2015 !

Shadows, bl… shadows …

Credits : Paul Noth - The New Yorker Cartoons

The New Yorker Cartoons A cartoon by Paul Noth from the magazine (11/11/2014). For more: http://nyr.kr/1pAm4My

In a nutshell in globbenglish (click hereafter for british-coffee-please/) If even the secret hidden (hideous ?) powerful brandy drinking bl…dy ba..rds of the oldschool Washington powerhouses cannot do the job, we normal people have a situation these days and little hope that things may go better by themselves …

In other words in old French (click hereafter for certains-laiment-court/) La théorie du complot global des mains invisibles est excitante, et le fantasme du “shadow” gouvernement centristes en France est amusant, mais sérieusement, si on avant un gouvernement “normal” moins tragi-comique à Paris, ça ne pourrait qu’aller un peu moins vite vers le pire … 

Renaud Favier – November 12th, 2014

Allez 2015

Please click on walking bird for a glimpse at 2015

Good game, #Scotland … Same player shoot again #ScotlandIndependence …

In English, they say : Good Game, and her Majesty would add “We are amused”

In Germenglich, they say : Lieber s…tuffed like Salmond als savaged like Wallace

The Auld Allies in France say : C’est la vie (et l’avis de la majorité, pour cette fois)

De Gaulle would have said, in London, or Edinburgh  : “Vive l’Ecosse … libre !”

That’s all I have to say … for the time being.

Renaud Favier – September 19th, 2014

Every pizza is world-famous for 15 minutes, now … How did Warhol know about Twitter and Selfies ?

#Oscars2014 #Oscar Julia Roberts Pizza

More about it all (and the rest), without any boring mushroom pizza, lukewarm jokes, or meaningless  selfies (in French, but with pictures and music for people with a clicking tool) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/03/05/375-000-visites-pour-le-blog-cafe-du-matin-a-paris-sans-photo-de-buisson-aux-toilettes-ni-autres-pornolitiqueries/

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How could Andy Warhol foresee it all without Twitter, Google and WhatsApp ?

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How could one have a glimpse at world’s truth (& future) as Warhol, nowadays  ?

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Maybe reading in coffee (better e-coffee, like “Café du Matin à Paris“) could help.

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Renaud Favier – March, 5 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

When it’s Tea Time in Europe, it may be Brunch Time East Coast, and Breakfast Time on Pacific Coast. But it’s Always “Café du Matin à Paris” Time

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Of course, not everybody everywhere wants to drinks tea, when it’s “tea time” in Paris, France … And of course, the people who love  “Café du matin à Paris” are not just “anybody”. But the good news is, it’s free to like it anywhere, everywhere, anytime.

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Here in facebook : http://www.facebook.com/cafe.matin.paris

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Here in Twitter : http://twitter.com/renaud_favier

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Here in WordPress : http://renaudfavier.com

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Here in… English : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com

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And here without the pictures and music, but as printable, downloadable, pdf and ePub eBooks for holiday, in train, plane, wherever, whenever (also on Amazon) : http://www.youscribe.com/renaudfavier/

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Howabout a coffee ?

Renaud Favier – June 30th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Some more readings about France, present, and other more important issues.

               
               
         
           
          

Some more “West Coast” (and free) readings about future.

Bad in France Couverture         

And some rather “East Coast”, “business” readings (free, of course).

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I have a Franco-German Dream …

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Should France and Germany merge into a single economic body, that would create the third economic powerhouse in the world, right behind the United-States and China, with 147 million people and a common GDP close to 6,000 bn dollars …

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Of course, mega-mergers are management nightmares and big dreams may fail (small is beautiful, some have been saying and re-saying for a while), there are a few issues including Euro-things, some national political realities and quite a lot of economic constraints, to begin with, and of course not all French, neither all Germans, nor their neighbors and partners have that same dream, all the less, since even people who know well, or love, or both know and love well Europe, don’t necessarily feel like learning and speaking German, French or both on top of English or whatever works to survive and be reasonably happy in XXIst century real Europe.

Europe According to the United States of America

Source : unknown, probably not (pro)European, not German, not French

And of course, it may not be taken for granted, that nowadays’ French and German leaders could be up to the job (not everybody is Konrad Adenauer or Charles de Gaulle), or may at least manage to join forces and share visions to save the Euro(pe).

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But what a Euro-Dream !

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Besides, what else ?

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Who else ?

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Same old story ?

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Remake of the same old story ?

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Who can be against “Mariage pour tous” ?

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Rainy (better, stormy) wedding, happy wedding, as the French saying goes …

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Read more about the Beffa (France) – Cromme (Germany) report on competitiveness : http://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/france-allemagne-la-lecon-du-rapport-beffa-cromme.N198104

Read more about Germany and France solidarity : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/competitivite-lallemagne-peut-elle-se-rejouir-des-difficultes-de-la-france/

Read more about Europe, Euro, and other Euro-issues : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/lor-allemand-sexile-lui-aussi-de-france-maintenant-syndrome-depardieu-ou-premices-dun-euro-or/

Read more about France, French cars and other French issues : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/la-competitivite-cest-complique-et-il-y-en-a-pour-qui-ce-sera-plus-complique-que-pour-les-autres/ ; http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/frenchonomics-france-ta-bagnole-a-foutu-le-camp-et-a-ce-point-la-ca-devient-genant-dirait-audiard/

Read more about Germany, German car and other German issues : http://renaudfavier.com/2011/11/25/mad-in-france-quen-dirait-on-a-berlin/ ; http://renaudfavier.com/2011/01/13/mark-euro-economie-pour-les-nuls/

Renaud Favier – June 10th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Yes, things change, and time flies, or vice-versa … Happy New Year anyway

Let it change ...

Of course, most of us in town regret the lovely, slow steam trains in the beautiful mountains. But those who travel 3rd class in rainy seasons may have a different opinion. And if some love museums and antiques, let them spend their holiday in France.

Renaud Favier – January 12th, 2013 – http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

#FF @ Xi Jinping, who joined the G2 Club. Hopefully the World Managers will accept a G5 board

The quiet victory of Xi Jinping in China is not as twitted and buzzed as President Obama’s clean sweep of Mitt Romney between a storm and a snowfall, but the cook of the World’s Savers Club must prepare world food for two (or more) now. Fast.

But as we have (in most parts of the world) reached the XXIst century, full club membership should of course be authorized for ladies.

And as a matter of gender balance, a second Lady is advisable for dinner.

But of course, a Gang of Four may not be everybody’s cup of tea in the Club. Then, who else ?

Ladies first.

And why shouldn’t that be enough to do the job, folks ?

Provided the 5 don’t forget about nature, climate, biodiversity and all that stuff the ecolocrats discuss once a year on the beach with a daiquiri or Champagne.

Provided the 5 don’t forget about peace, economics, education, employment, security, food, health and all that stuff our local leaders should take care of but apparently can’t cope with (especially in a sustainable, win-win way).

Provided, that at least one of the 5 twits now and then in English about where we all are aiming at, now that e-world-democracy is here to stay.

Tea (green please), coffee (black of course) or wine (French if possible), whatever works as long as we can have Champagne (French of course) for Xmas and prepare for a Happy New Year 2013 …

Renaud Favier – November, 9th, 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/

Frenchonomics : who buys what (from whom) in #France ?

As the socialists have taken over Elysée Palace, Matignon Hotel and several other prestigious old buildings in Paris and other big French cities, Qatar buys CAC40 and what pays off fast (tax-free) whilst China buys what may help its exports to Europe.

What is for sure, is that the French themselves are not exactly in an investing mood, and don’t have very deep pockets to keep their jewels, these days. Read more by clicking here : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/journees-du-patrimoine-il-y-en-aura-encore-pour-tout-le-monde-en-france-europe/ or on following picture.
Renaud Favier, September 25th, 2012.
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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 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 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/

Frenchonomics “à la Sauce #Hollande” in Châlons en #Champagne

France is at crossroads between the Wine, or “ClubMed” Europe, with Portugal, Greece, Spain, Italy … and  Beer, or Serious Euroland, with Germany, Finland, the Netherlands … Now, President Hollande knows where to go, but he needs a scapegoat.

Renaud Favier, September 2nd, 2012.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about France,  Frenchonomics, French Politics, French Countryside, French Gentry, French Champagne or even more important issues. (Please click on pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on 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/