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Sorry #NSA #USA, Giant #Facebook Bug is my Fault. I listened to Petula Clark on Youtube

I’m sorry, but please, Facebook, don’t spy stupidly on me. I’m French … next time you do that, it will not just be a Petula Clark joke, my President will spoil your whole internet thing for your Thanksgivings, not just sabotage Facebook a short while.

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Besides, I’m not sure you are not wasting your time and American taxpayers money with me : I’m just a normal French man with a normal French Cat and a standard MacBook. I can’t see why this could be of interest for America, all the more, since most of my eBooks are  on Amazon, all blog posts on WordPress, and over 42 000 messages on Twitter, not to mention Gmail.

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And by the way, don’t be overstupid, don’t annoy me and so many people just because we want to make real new friends in facebook and you prefer your customers to stay with your standard bunch of gamers, sick brains, and call-people.

Renaud Favier

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Yet another “Place to Be” in France this Summer (but with the same people as in Paris, far less taxis than taxes as anywhere in France, and unlike Saint Tropez, no helicopters)

La Rochelle, Plage des Minimes

Forget Paris and the Velib’, too commonplace and Paris-Plages is over. Forget Saint Tropez and Pampelone Beach, too nouveau-riche and Bardot is over. Forget Marrakech. The place to be now is La Rochelle, where the smart people go.

New France, where the smart (money) go (es away from)

Of course, France is now a socialist paradise, with a lot of lining up in front of empty places with red, great promises outside and red carpets speeches but no food inside and bikes instead of cars.

Do you know why we are queueing up ? No, who cares to know why, we have to, that’s the new way it is, maintenant

And unlike in Asian communist countries, the best and brightest don’t (all) escape to study in Harvard or Berkeley and create startups in Sillicon Valley or Boston, but (some, surely too many) stay and study in one of the many French graduate schools for civil servants with a view to become at best Minister of startups in Sillicon Sentier, at worst Minister of whatever doesn’t work in France like Industry, Small Business Growth, University, Innovation, Immigration, Housing, Economics, Ecology, Chicken, Export, Chicken Export …

Best an brightest, Junior-Minister of “Numeric Economy” under supervision of the Minister of “Industrial Renewal”

And the bad news is, France may be the sole remaining communist place in the world with an unrealistically overvalued currency German style but no black exchange market (yet) like they had in former DDR or other communist German Hinterland, refurbished Asian or Qatar owned hotels with remote controlled color TV and high speed internet but communist standard room service, and a business airport close to Paris with standard capitalist traffic jams but communist standard helicopter service for Party members and Government only, and far less taxis than taxes, of course.

Red Carper toward l’avenir is in La Rochelle, maintenant

Anyway, La Rochelle is the place to be, now, if you enjoy France or can’t avoid it.

Psssst boys, this is not the place where the girls are …

So far, so French so good, growth is around the La Rochelle corner.

Renaud Favier, August 25th, 2012.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about France, Taxes, Communism, Entrepreneurship, Europe, French Baguette, French Café, French Croissant 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).

            

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Everything is cool under the sun in #Paris #France

France may be the best place to live happily under the sun. Some people (with a red carpet) say, it may not last forever. Some say, it may not last for long. But as long as the French manage with Frenchonomics and borrow money for free, it’s cool.

Some say, there ‘s nothing like a free loan lunch, and one needs to borrow a lot to afford French retaurants. Anyway, it’s still holiday time in France, always look on the bright sun salt sight side of France life and enjoy Paris-Plage as long as it lasts.

Please, kindly click on the French cat to read more about it in French (but never awake the sleeping cat, especially the fat kind, of course), or just find a way to bypass it and follow the beach reading in English.

Renaud Favier, August 14th 2012

Some additional e-reading may be needed about how to think smarter about the future of Europe, France, Britain and other places of the changing world these days. (Please click on pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching things happen on TV and 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).

            

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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

Some additional e-reading may be needed about how to be smarter on the beach and other important issues in Europe, France and other places of the changing world these days. (Please click on pictures).

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle).

               
           
          
           
       

Suntanning is Has-Been, Be (Read) Smarter on the Beach

What can he read ? Where the hell did he buy this hat ?

If you’re quite anonymous and want to remain so on the beach, this summer, you’ll have to go for the standard beach clothes and read eBooks to prevent the  journalists to know what you read from the book’s cover. Otherwise, you’re in trouble.

What can they read ? Where the hell did they buy thoses clothes ?

RF, August 8th, 2012

Some additional e-reading may be needed about how to be smarter on the beach and other important issues in Europe, France and other places these days. (Please click on pictures).

    

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle).