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Today the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy officially married
Carla Bruni.

See if you can name Miss Bruni's ex-boyfriends.....I'll start

Eric Clapton
Mick Jagger
Donald Trump
Kevin Cosner
Jean Paul Enthoven
Raphael Enthoven (JP's son)
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At least she's not just some star-fucker gold-digger. :wink:

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strange there is so few french people posting in this thread :wink:

It seems to me who'd been raised here, in France, that many of you don't get the begining of something real and serious about this country.

It is not so bad nor so cool as you say it is.

To start with Sarko, he is a nouveau riche happy to be president and pleased to play with this position.

He has been elected fair and scare, indeed, by the most dipressed people in Europe. French people is easy to impress. He did look great on tv during the campain, and all the other candidates did not look serious. Royal was a shame.

The trouble is that his politic is made of annoucements and images. Which is funny now that he's married to Carla. Most people here think it looks like a bad joke. No "latin thing " would make us enjoy it. But it is a latin thing to expect a president who, at least, looks a little more serious and concerned for its nation.

Yes, a regular week is 35 hours, but France is also one of the most productive country in Europe. Work less, work better? :lol:

Yes we have more hollydays than any country that I know of, which means that we can have sex more often. Are you jealous? :P
It hasn't been given. Thousand of workers had the the nerves to fight for a normal life with their family, friends, associations etc.
Theses hollidays are now essentials for the tourism economy

It is also true that an average family with a worker's pay and a half and three children is rather poor. Most people can't go anywhere during the hollidays.

On an average, a rent is more that a third of the pay. Houses are very expensive and very difficult to buy if you don't have two full incomes.

Etc. Etc.

France is not a wonderful country but has its bright sides, its president is not wonderful ( and we now wonder if he has any bright and clever sides) (I did not vote for him) , french people are no better, no worser thant any other and


who are you to talk so easily about something you hardly know ?

Could we stay friends even if I am french ?
( I could not change it if I would :roll: )


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she said he was her Napoleon ! :? :roll:


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she said he was her Napoleon ! :? :roll:

She must set his bone apart from everyone else's!

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Reminded by that picture and totally unrelated:
Could a Frenchman or person who speaks French well explain to me what's the difference (aside from the grammatical gender) between jour and journée? And an and année?

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BBP wrote:
Reminded by that picture and totally unrelated:
Could a Frenchman or person who speaks French well explain to me what's the difference (aside from the grammatical gender) between jour and journée? And an and année?

No really a difference but it depend of context and phrases.


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jimmie d killed the forum wrote:
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oh it looks good but Belgium not French :shock:

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The French President meets new friends in the Antilles…..

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Your friendly neighbourhood riot cops. They've been out en masse for this popular peaceful protest.

We spent an hour blocked by the 'Yellow Shirts' last weekend and some highway tolls are still blocked today. The honeymoon is officially over for Macron. Not even a year and a half into a five year mandate. The french state is so broke they're trying every trick in the book to get more tax revenue. And the Macron promise to reduce the government spending is, as was to be expected, quite hollow. Of course the 1% Elites from the good schools in Paris are way better off now with their buddy Macron (who was trained at Rothschild Bank, going from trainee to Associate manager in just two years after graduating from l'ENA).

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Well, the thing is that the French government tries to rat every single last cent from the pockets of the common people, while the ones with the money had their tax rates lowered and it has become easier for them to put their money abroad thanks to Macron.

The thing is that in France (and in most Western countries), the middle class has always been paying 75-90% of the taxes, since poor people don't have a lot to pay, and rich people always get a way to avoid paying taxes. It is, of course, fine and dandy whn the middle class makes up 75-90% of the population of the country, but due to price inflation that wasn't matched by wage increases and to a soaring unemployment rate (a 2-digit percentage of the active population, it's estimated that France has 6 to 9 million jobless people and 300 000 to 500 000 active job offers), the middle class ended up being 45-60% of the population while still paying 75-90% of the country's taxes, and it's getting closer to 90 than to 75.

So far, the French governments since Chirac in the late 90s have managed to mitigate the effects of strikes by pitting different professions against each other: for example, teachers strike, and everyone else is told by the TV "look at these lazy fucks, they work 18 hours a week (fun fact; they may have 15-20 hours of work at school, but spend AT LEAST as much preparing classes, correcting homework etc) and still dare to strike", video game workers strike and the TV says "look at these pseudo workers, they're millenials who don't know the value of work and they dare to strike"... You get the picture.
But now, the government has raised the prices of diesel fuel, which is extremely widespread in France especially among people who struggle with money as diesel cars and fuel have been subsidised by public authorities as to favorise the French car industry, and as a result, EVERYONE is hit by the new reform, and EVERYONE is demonstrating. Of course, the media tries to pit people against each other ("look at these lazy shits, they should work and instead they block roads so that YOU can't work like a normal person! Look, they're white trash from the countryside and are all fascists and racists!") but there are less people who take the bait, and now even some riot police platoons have joined the demonstrators in some cities.

You know what the funniest, or saddest, part is? Macron's going to get reelected. Either that, or the next government will have a majority of ministers from Macron's team.


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Saturday afternoon fun on the Champs Elysé. The Yellow Jaquets were joined by the black hoods. The latter always come out during these manifestations to "break some Cop, break things and set fire to stuff". Anarchy in Paris.

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