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#Frencholitics … Sex is (currently) has-been, it’s about Money (now), and Power, stupid !

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Copé – Fillon and other UMP (right moderate) young leaders for the future of France

Frencholitics …

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Ayrault (Prime Minister) – Duflot (Minister) – Hollande (President) – Credits : Placide

In France, most politicians are basically never-been much, and talking, eating, womanizing, travelling and complaining forever after a few months as ministers (and well paid for that, with excellent fringes, early and golden parachute and/or retirement).

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Laurent Fabius, former prime minister – Pierre Lellouche, former minister

Some try hard to be funny, because they heard on TV, that most women prefer funny people …

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JM Ayrault – Prime Minister of France

Some try to get rich(er), because they heard on TV, that most people prefer rich and generous friends when it comes to paying restaurants or holidays.

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French political cuisine : Et voilà !

Some try to become president (of this, that, to France), because they read in French history books, that it’s easier with (some) women when one has power.

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Credits : Luz – Charlie Hebdo

Some French politicians can read English …

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But most prefer read “Le Monde”, watch French TV (especially if they are on the screen), and internet porn.

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Most would pay a fortune (out of other people’s pocket) to get their picture on front page of a French newspaper, especially right before elections in France.

Le Point Copé Copegate

Frencholitics …

More (in French) about the latest scandal in French politics : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/02/27/8-millions-boire-la-tasse-de-cafe-ce-nest-pas-donne-a-tous-a-ump/

Renaud Favier – Feb, 27th 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

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Crowdfunding is not as dangerous as you may fear. It’s just crowdfunding, stupid !

No fear

So, normal people can invest (waste ?) their lifetime savings to finance projects that junk-bonders, bankers and government officers won’t waste (invest ?) investors’, customers’ or taxpayers’ money in. It’s just like stock-exchange, but for smaller money.

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So, is crowd funding another Wolf of Wall Street, or more stupid than any other way to waste one’s money buying useless, made in Asia, gadgets, invest one’s money in hopeless businesses, or spend the family’s savings in mortgaged housing before the next financial big one ?

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Well, who knows … it’s just crowdfunding, stupid !

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More about crowd funding as a fashionable way to invest (waste ?) one’s savings (in French) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/02/20/le-crowdfunding-cest-les-emprunts-russes-avec-lelectricite-et-les-reseaux-sociaux/

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Renaud Favier – Feb, 20th 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

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Vive la France !

WEF Davos, January 22-25, 2014 : The “Via-Zac” edition

ViaZac Economy

The “Viagra” speakers at Davos Forum will explain what they could do if they dared, the “Prozac” players will tell why they are afraid to change anything, and a panel of politicians, economists and business persons will conclude on live internet TV that 2014 is full of … risks, fears, and uncertainty, not to mention profits for the happy few and losses for most have-nots, but that the  business of risks, uncertainty and fears is as good a business as others.

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Read more (in French) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/01/18/grands-peurs-et-miseres-du-debut-du-iiieme-millenaire-au-forum-de-davos/

That’s all, Davos (or not) Folks (see list of participants : http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/16/world-economic-forum-meeting-key-participants/4516249/ )

Renaud Favier – January, 18th, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

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Should the Tour de #France be seeking a red carpet elsewhere like other French businesses ?

Bicycle Race

Depardieu from Paris to Russia ; French soldiers from Afghanistan to Tchad ;  French car and other industries to Morocco ; Paris-Dakar raid from “French” Africa to Patagonia and Tour de France in Corsica : so what, now, if Armstrong talks ?

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England seems attractive, all the more since most French sportspeople already live there if they can speak English, but it is not an option for real summer bicycle races, due to weather conditions, and because the British advertisers are busy with the Wimbledon tennis tournament in July.

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One needs a glamorous country with a high tolerance for drugs habits of outdoors professional politicians sportspeople (otherwise, real performers may not join), cheap wireless internet and a respect for environment (otherwise, real advertisers could withdraw).

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Too bad if Paris is no longer an option due to that drug thing : they are 100% glamour, 100%  professional and 100% ready for the 100th bicycle Tour de France, there. Besides, many hotels propose cheaper rates for early checkout.

Pro-Cycling Paris Style

Corsica could be an option : it’s green, beautiful, and French ; the roads are euro-subsidized and the water is drinkable in most places ; and people don’t seem to be as drug-friendly there as in continental Europe. But it may take some time for the people there to learn French, not to mention English ; the local gangsters should refrain from shooting (no, not shouting, this would be considered offensive, not polite, in Corsica) at each other during the competition (and not shoot at business people’s German cars when the French media is not busy with a war or football elsewhere), and it should be confirmed they can find a decent floating hotel for the international media and French politicians, now that they have crashed their flagship Napoleon Bonaparte in the harbour or Marseille.

After all, as roads in Africa are too hectic, the drinking water is not reliable in Chinindia, and Brazil is busy with football and the Olympics, let it be simple and let’s deal with Qatar, another proud leader of global “Francophonie”, as usual in France these days.

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Renaud Favier – January 16th, 2013 – http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Bonus : French bicycle business race as usual, in 2013.

Great #Draghi saves #Euro(pe) : Visible and Invisible Hands do the Job, but Who Writes the Story ?

Everybody agrees, that Mario Draghi has done a very good job over the last few months and a great performance last Thursday, which might as well have been quite black for Euro, Europe, the markets and real people. The invisible hand is happy.

Byzeway, Great Draghi sounds like Great Gatsby, but it’s just phonetics. Or is it ?

Renaud Favier, September 7, 2012.

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Life is like a Swiss Chocolate Box, especially in Switzerland. Don’t let it Melt

Usually, the “have” are better off than the “have not” and money can help for a good, enjoyable, better, extraordinary life, especially in purpose built places like there are quite a lot in Switzerland. But not always, even in perfect places for the “have”.

RF, August 18th, 2012.

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Good (War)Game(s), #London2012 ! Merci, Madam #Queen #England #UK #OlympicBritain

Not that praising the Brits be my pleasure, especially as they cheated France a couple of time, but great games, with talent, energy and a little bit of Madness. Bravo and thank you @ everybody. Bravo and thank @ London. Bravo and merci, Madam. (Please, click on the hereabove picture for the debriefing of the games, and on the hereunder image for more praising of Great, Olympic Britain, which is as reliable as ever, both as a great friend and as a great … match).

Anyway, Olympics are as good as holiday and watching TV on the sofa with a cool beer or singing old anthems in a stadium or the streets, but it’s time to go back to real competition #InRealLife, now (please click on picture to download & read the free eBook) if you want to be able to pay the rent and to afford a German car made in Britain (or Germany, but those are much less fun, much more German).

RF, August 13th, 2012

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