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Who told François Hollande, that Québec is a kind of French speaking California and that Indian Summer is warm and sunny ?

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Credits : Dollghan

More (in French, sorry) about Hollande’s eco-trip to Canada http://renaudfavier.com/2014/11/03/hollande-au-canada-preparation-de-petit-break-politique-comme-juppe-ou-tentation-de-mba-genre-montebourg/

More about the business side of the French President trip to globbish speaking Canada (Frenchonomics at work in Canadian America …) http://frenchonomics.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/la-diplomatie-deconomique-franchouillarde-au-canada-maintenant/

More about Frenchonomics http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/actualite-et-debat-de-societe/actualite-evenements/frenchonomics-2015790

More about France http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com

More suspended, free, French coffee http://cestalire.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/un-e-cafe-suspendu-au-hasard/

Some English coffee http://cestalire.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/british-coffee-please/

Renaud Favier – November 3rd, 2014

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May Day for the French … Socialists #EE2014 #EP2014

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Crédits : Acturatons

In case you forgot the May Day’s traditional lilly of the valley, don’t hesitate to bring other flowers if you are invited in Paris, most of the French love most flowers, though it may be wise to avoid red roses in France, except for hardcore socialists.

Renaud Favier – May 2nd, 2014

Are the French (ministers more) nuts (than usually) ?

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Crazy Horse – Paris, France

No doubt, the French ministers are a bunch of authentic French nuts.

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The French government – Jenuary 2014 © Mustafa Yalcin / Anadolu Agency

No doubt, the French minister of Justice, Taubira, is nuts a French minister.

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Christiane Taubira / Elysée Palace, Paris – March 12th – REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

No doubt the French Prime Minister, Ayrault, is nuts a real French Minister.

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Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Prime minister. © Bertrand Langlois / AFP

No doubt the French President is the (so) French über-Minister of Greater Paris.

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François Hollande, French President

PS : France is another world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5fgHu0C_2c

#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

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

French Tech Twitter France

And now, François goes to Hollywood ?

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“Hello … Good Bye” – Credits : Stephen Crowley – The New-York Times

François Hollande and his dreamers’ team were the guest stars of Tuesday’s big French dinner de … prestige at the White House. But the day after laughter in Washington is business breakfast in (Hotel ?) California. Then, French business lunch time !

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Crédits : Henry Michel

It may not be as much fun as François Hollande’s Roman (or wherever) Holiday.

Francois Hollande cartoon

Credits : Plantu

It may not be as sexy as François Hollande’s 5 to 7 (or whenever works) in Paris.

François Hollande Julie Gayet

Crédits : Alex

But Hollande’s visit to SF Paris French Tech Hub will be a cool California Dream.

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Credits : Aptopix – Web / Press

François does not go to Hollywood, but to SF to watch real economics at work.

Renaud Favier – February, 12th2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

Let's Walk

France, Hollande, Sex, Love Affairs, Frenchonomics, Paris, … No comment !

No comment on François Hollande sex affairs

French Perv’, former French Finance Minister and former IMF General Manager, Dominique Strauss-Kahn

So French …

No comment, with subtitles : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG511mV9zx0

French (long) Version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGj4oDt2Ia8

Spanish (long) Version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9sJ0LHRNDc

No comment … yet, but relax, be cool, there’s a press conference by current French President François Hollande Tuesday afternoon (16h30, Palais de l’Elysée, Paris, just in time for the famous French “5 à 7”).

Vive la France !

Renaud Favier – January, 14th, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

Let's Go

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 …

 

Dr. Sartorius and Mr. … Strangelove, I assume ?

Of course, the Brits, especially The Economist, have such a … so British sense of humour, that they may smile at everything, that makes the French look strange, incompetent, presumptuous, ridiculous, dangerous, self-destructing or just … French.

But it would Britishly unfair to laugh at communist Minister Montebourg of French rebuilding just because he didn’t worry about thinking before talking.

And it would so Britishly unfair to laugh at French Minister Montebourg of communism French industry rebuilding just because he loves “une bombe“.

And the Brits had better understand one thing : we Arnaud Montebourg ; Bernard Arnault French, are not amused when the French press is laughing at Arnaud Montebourg ; Bernard Arnault the French.

    

And the Brits must understand that we, the French neither loves Miss Maggie are not amused when the Brits The Economist laughs at the French.
But the Brits must know, that France has a good sense of humour, and the French can laugh at good jokes, even British ones, provided they seem to be laughing at others.
Anyway, the Brits should click here : http://renaudfavier.com/2012/09/13/docteur-sartorius-i-suppose/ or on the following picture to read more about France, the French, Minister Montebourg, 2012 and other strange, sometimes quite funny, sometimes very frightening, things.
Renaud Favier, September 13th, 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 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.

            

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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/

Dog Days For #Frenchonomics, but #France has a #Plan for #Competitiveness

Dog Days for France and its economy, including for the once so successful French Exports. But, France has a “Plan” (“roadmap” in non marxist economic language) for competitiveness and all that needs (serious) fixing in the best and brightest of countries.

The best and brightest bought many German cars and Rolex watches, since François Mitterrand introduced “une certaine idée de la social-démocratie à la Berluti” and Jacques Delors’ daughter “une certaine idée de l’économie et du travail”. Some people also complain about the Euro, but this is a side-factor to the French loss of … mind(s)

Not that the situation be unsustainable yet, but as IMF, OCDE, S&P, ECB, WEF, Roubini, Angela Merkel and other stock exchange, markets, ecology and weather optimistic experts would say : “It’s grave, serious and worsening“, which is of course not a good reason to lose the sense of humor into the bargain.

Fortunately, France has a top secret French plan.

And everybody on earth wonders about “The New Soviet Frenchonomics Plan”.

Many competitors in the world are frightened by The Napoleonic French Plan.

Spain and Italy no longer waste the money they don’t have like the Greeks or French sleep at night (which is not really a problem as most people are unemployed there : either they are civil servants or just they are not employed at all, so they can sleep all day, and anyway everybody sleeps by all means every afternoon for “siesta” and gets special siesta bonus due to summer heat).

Even the Capitalists Chinese fear the Socialist French Plan …

Only the realistic Germans don’t care. But they never do when Fantasy France speaks, thinks, paints, draws, plays, sings or writes instead of working. Besides, they are busy because they don’t have 45 days of summer holiday like the French (which partly explains some things about the respective competitiveness of both neighboring but so different countries).

And everybody the Brits laugh (LMAO) about the “Grande Nation” French Plan. But they always do about France as a matter of principle (and because they know France all too well). Besides, they are so happy with their incredibly dry summer weather and their medals at the London Olympic Games, and so drunk celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, the Commonwealth resilience and the fortune their banksters make cheating on the Libor, dealing with Iran, money laundering and surely many other Cititricks, that they laugh all the time about that good “Tapis Rouge” joke by David Cameron at the Los Cabos G20 Crisis Summit everything.

But the French never mind about facts in real life the Brits, the Germans, or whoever usually, or newly, beats them at football sports, exports, war, business, economics, Scrabble, gastronomy, arts, haute couture, car building, bérets basques, chicken, olympic games, #occupy (or whatever doesn’t work anymore in France as the French don’t work).

Stop talking, walk the talk !

Why the Hell should the French care about details ? They have real problems to solve (like the prix of the baguette which pourrait augmenter if the government ne fait rien, with la hausse des cours du blé, the réforme of the PAC et la sécheresse dans the other countries producteurs, et ça serait bad pour l’inflation, le foreign trade and the climat social) and important issues to think about.

Classical French way of walking the talk …

Anyway, they love to hire the best and most expensive international consultants and advertisers (not to mention lobbyists), as they know there could be conflicts of interest, political bias or technical mistakes if they just read the numerous reports of their “Cour des Comptes”

Classical French way of not walking the talk

Though they could just read the 2012 Terra Nova report on the issue of competitiveness by Louis Schweitzer and the late Olivier Ferrand : “Une politique globale de compétitivité pour la France“…

… or the reports of their Conseil d’Analyse Economique

… or the reports de l’observatoire de la compétitivité (Luxembourg)

… or the report of la commission Attali (2008) …

… or le rapport Ruef-Armand (1960) …

…or something about  Jacques Coeur (century XV) …

… or even less appropriate and reliable (because in English, among other reasons, and French don’t read English except at wartime, and they have not understood yet, that the world is at economic war, and they don’t trust what is not written by and in French anyway) WEF notes, OECD papers or EU laws or … whatever works.

All this may help, at least, it cannot (h)arm more (armoire ? armure ?) the French competitiveness.

All the more, since they have organized a “dialogue social”summit (the French call that kind of things a “Grenelle” or a “Banquet Républicain”, depending on the number of meals and quality of the food, foreign journalists say “Frogs Party with a Champagne Cocktail“) before their summer holiday, where they didn’t talk about competitiveness, of course, but realized it could be an issue.

And  since they have elected appointed new dream teams and administrative task forces to copy write reports (to tell the truth, they have a talent to write reports, and even schools, diplomas and elections for that) in economic war rooms and propose … yet another plan.

Karine Berger, a former (d)economist and co-writer, was parachuted and elected as socialist Députée somewhere in the French countryside in June 2012 and some journalists believe that she could have been appointed as a Secretary for Foreign Trade but missed the opportunity due to some gas leaks in Guyane. God only knows … (but to tell the truth, her book is less stupid than the title that was chosen for marketing)

God can make miracles bless France … (the good news is, the French believe in many Gods and they know for sure that : “Impossible n’est pas français”).

In socialism and dialogue social God (and Gallois) the French trust … So, they have planned, plan and will plan, again and again(st all ods) …

Eureka !

And they trust the French their Frenchonomics may work (Frenchonomics rule 2 : “sur un malentendu, ça pourrait marcher”, rule number 3 being :”Le prix s’oublie -especially when paid by taxpayers or future taxpayers-, la qualité reste -unless somebody cheated on the contract which tends to happen with so called public money-“).

Or not, as usually happens when the socialists (or whoever, in fact, with very few exceptions since Mr Louis XIV died) rule, but they don’t care that much as long as it lasts (Frenchonomics rule 1 : “Pourvu que ça dure …”).

Then, if “doesn’t work”, go to London ask Angela with your best romantic smile, to ask for more croissance money, as usual (Frenchonomics rule 4 : “The Germans can and must pay, if you don’t know why, they do !”).

Frenchonomics …

Soon, the French may have to call the IMF, or sell some more hotels and paintings, or write some more reports, or escape to London or waste less or … work more realize the world has changed more than France, whatever their professional football players politicians may say.

It’s 4G, Stupid !

Because France should change strategy for call centers, consultants, recruitment procedures, summer holiday habits, whatever doesn’t work and cannot last much longer.

France ought to think work  different.

France could read another a book for free (which is good news, in view of their budget situation).

France can twit different (Yes we can … Twit Higher, Faster, Farther … Smarter).

Carpe diem, especially in rather challenging 2012 😉 – w/ Lilicub “Voyage en Italie” http://rf2012.wordpress.co … ♫ http://blip.fm/~1cc3c8 

Never mind, it’s just 2012 and we have sun in Paris today … http://rf2012.wordpress.com/  pic.twitter.com/oBKt4WJ6  View photo

Vous avez regardé France-Canada @ JO, voté en mai ou pris vos vacances en juillet ? Ce n’est pas grave, carpe diem 😉 http://rf2012.wordpress.com/ 

Suntanning is Has-Been, Be (Read) Smarter on the #Beach now (#maintenant #France #Holiday #eBook #Paris #Plagehttp://wp.me/p27ovB-jE 

Bronzer (idiot), surtout à #Paris #Plage ou #SaintTropez, c’est Has-Been, maintenant en #France http://wp.me/pJjbe-51w 

S’indigner à chaque indicateur économique français déplorable, surtout le commerce extérieur, est Has-Been, maintenant http://wp.me/pJjbe-524 

#JO2012 Quelqu’un pourrait-il dire aux grands ados sous casques géants qu’ils sont vraiment très ridicules sur leurs mini vélos sauteurs ?

#JO2012 Que les choses soient claires, personne n’est intéressé par la natation synchro avec pince-nez hideux et cambouis sur les cheveux

#JO2012 Que les choses soient claires #France n’est intéressée que par médailles d’or françaises, inutile occuper écrans TV p. moins que ça

Think (and Read) out of the Old Boxes (Books) for a (real) #change http://wp.me/p23TvS-at 

Commerce extérieur, pas de déni de Mme #Bricq mais retour @ ni-ni : ni amélioration, ni lumière au bout du tunnel http://viadeo.com/s/bQ4tP 

Pas de bonne surprise en juin, exportations françaises régressent et 1er semestre s’achève avec un déficit cumulé de 35 milliards … http://lnkd.in/XSKQsg 

Déficit du commerce extérieur France 1er semestre en ligne avec le désastreux 2012 … : http://lnkd.in/vJgXch 

Commerce extérieur -35 milliards, récession, crise #Euro … Quelqu’un aurait une bonne nouvelle économique ?… http://fb.me/1VDKcYQdm 

S’indigner à chaque indicateur économique français déplorable est Has-Been, maintenant http://wp.me/pJjbe-524 

Ride of the Valkyries – Wagner – London Symphony Orchestra (Apocalypse Now) –  http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/ ♫ http://blip.fm/~1cbuf0 

Ce sont des adultes en compétition qui sautent sur des bosses avec des vélos de mômes ? @ #JO2012 ? Et maintenant ? http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/actualite-et-debat-de-societe/actualite-evenements/et-maintenant-5-1822367 …

Déficit commercial US au plus bas de 18 mois : Effets de la NEI (New Export Initiative) de #Obama ? #Compétitivité 2012 http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/ressources-professionnelles/competitivite-2012-1822197 …

Agaçant, déficit commercial #USA au plus bas sur 18 mois alors que Nicole #Bricq a annoncé hier des chiffres aussi mauvais que 2011 p. #France

US trade deficit narrows to 18-month low http://on.ft.com/QhSo3D  RT by RF

Agaçant cette succession d’échecs alors que la 1ère semaine JO de Londres #JO2012 était triomphale pour #France. C’est assez Napoléonien …

A 30 secondes de la fin, l’équipe de foot féminine française perd la médaille de bronze après avoir dominé tout le match http://lemde.fr/N2Tfs1  RT by RF

Renaud Favier : France & Facebook est sorti de presse! http://bit.ly/g8PTOA 

Renaud Favier, le Journal nouvelle édition http://bit.ly/dQneRc  ▸ Aujourd’hui à la UNE: @boursicotueur @dlempereur

“Good morning London” : Lemaitre a rendez-vous avec Bolt et Blakehttp://bit.ly/O5Jfjr  Retweeted by RF

Bon, pour la course à pieds à Londres, si les Jamaïcains tombent et les Yankees se trompent de sens, on a une vraie chance de médaille #200m

Lienemann (PS) votera contre le pacte budgétaire : “Il ne faut pas décevoir le peuple de gauche” http://bit.ly/PGtTMI  Retweeted by RF

@franceinfo: Lienemann (PS) votera contre pacte budgétaire : “ne pas décevoir le peuple de gauche” http://bit.ly/PGtTMI ” – bokomdelantik !

Bon, il est 9h, il fait beau et on ne parle pas de tricherie ou de déboires français aux #JO2012 : c’est quoi la mauvaise nouvelle du jour ?

Ça doit être dans un vieux SAS sur une guerre pas loin de #Syrie #Liban que j’ai lu cette sage (?) maxime locale “Tu tues pour rien si tu ne tues pas assez”

C’est vache de la part de #Sarkozy d’avoir réveillé de leur sieste les députés haut-parleurs de service et sorti #BHL et #Fabius de leur hamac

Rapport Gallois reporté à octobre, dialogue social à suivre, crise UE à résoudre, économie mondiale tremblante … http://fb.me/FvyJoNXl 

L’annonce du n-ième plan de soutien à l’export ne peut pas nuire à #compétitivité #France mais ne fait pas vaciller les possibles … http://lnkd.in/DPRDEh 

L’annonce d’un n-ième “Plan de soutien à #export” de #France ne fait pas trembler le monde, mais what else ? http://lnkd.in/DPRDEh 

Bronzer (idiot), c’est Has-Been, maintenant | Renaud Favier : Café du matin à Paris

Bricq sur déficit (abyssal bien sûr) commerce extérieur: “besoin d’entreprises beaucoup plus fortes”. La France Forte ? http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/think-and-read-out-of-the-old-boxes/ …

@AymericPontier Les éléments de langage de la Ministre sont sobrement efficaces, saison des vacances de son cabinet 😉 http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/think-and-read-out-of-the-old-boxes/ …

@MelB_00 Le coût du travail n’est-il pas la tarte à la crème du moment qui cache des forêts d’échecs collectifs ? http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/think-and-read-out-of-the-old-boxes/ …

#France toujours 6è aux #JO2012 mais pénurie de médailles hier. Pourvu que ça dure malgré #compétitivité en berne http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/ 

3 jours consécutifs de beau temps à #Paris, tous à #Paris-Plages, c’est l’été, mais il faut en profiter vite … .http://renaudfavier.com/2012/08/08/bronzer-idiot-cest-has-been-maintenant/ …

YouScribefr, le Journal nouvelle édition http://bit.ly/jWK4Qh  ▸ Aujourd’hui à la UNE: @Market_Etudiant @renaud_favier @numerikbook RT by RF

And I Try … To Forget #Basket #JO2012 … w/ Rolling Stones – Satisfaction Live 1965  ♫ http://blip.fm/~1cbkxj 

The Rolling Stones – “Satisfaction” (September 16, 1965) Live – http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/  ♫ http://blip.fm/~1cbkw9 

France lost to Spain #Basket #JO2012 #London ! – Let’s Listen to Rolling Stones – “Satisfaction” (live 1969) ♫ http://blip.fm/~1cbkvh 

Think (and Read) out of the Old Boxes (Books) or you’re out of whartever #Business http://wp.me/p23TvS-at  #competitiveness #change

RF, August 10th, 2012

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