Category Archives: France

As the polls in the Republican primary election prepare to close, Arizona is a hotbed of political intrigue

By Robert Willmann Since Arizona wisely chose not to adopt daylight savings time, it is two hours ahead of the current central time and three hours ahead of eastern time. For the Republican primary held on Tuesday, 2 August 2022, … Continue reading

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Redoubts 9 and 10 – Where the US was born.

(Reposted)   Without the service of the French Regulars, Cornwallis would never have surrendered.  Anthony Wayne’s Continentals and these men captured these two strong redoubts in night bayonet attacks.  There are a whole lot of these fellows buried out in … Continue reading

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“France’s far right sends shockwaves after electoral breakthrough”

“France’s far right scored a historic success in legislative elections on Sunday, increasing its number of lawmakers almost tenfold and cementing the party’s rise from fringe status to the mainstream opposition. Since taking the helm of the party in 2011, leader Marine … Continue reading

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“… a Choice Between Lesser Evils…” 

“Mr. Macron and Ms. Le Pen are now fighting over the 7.7 million voters who backed Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leftist leader who earned a strong third-place finish in the first round of the election. Were they to break strongly for one of the … Continue reading

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Them “surrender monkeys” are at it again …

“French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said France would spearhead an “exceptional humanitarian operation” alongside Turkey and Greece to evacuate the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which has been under siege by Russian forces for three weeks. “We are going to launch a … Continue reading

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“German army ‘standing bare,’ limited in combat readiness, top chief says”

Listen to this article0:00 / 2:001X BeyondWords “Germany’s highest-ranking military officer cast doubt on the Germany army’s combat readiness, claiming that years of neglect have left it in a questionable state amid the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian war. Inspector of the Army … Continue reading

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“Quebec accused of launching ‘culture war’ on English with strict French language law” Telegraph

“Overview as of the 2016 census[edit] Population: 8,164,361 Official language: French Majority group: Francophone (77.1%) Minority groups: Allophone (13.15%), Anglophone (7.45%), Aboriginals (0.6%), native speakers of two languages or more (2.3%)[2]” wiki Among the ten provinces of Canada, Quebec is the only one whose majority is francophone. Quebec’s population accounts for 23.9% … Continue reading

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Webb launch on Christmas Day?

“The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope developed by NASA, ESA and CSA to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA’s flagship astrophysics mission. Its primary mirror, the Optical Telescope Element, is composed of 18 hexagonal mirror segments … Continue reading

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Is Paris dying?

“Faced with a once-beautiful idyll that is now increasingly smelly, litter-strewn, crime-ridden and badly run, Parisians are fleeing for the hills – or failing that, the Côte d’Azur or Normandy’s green hills.  The latest to do so has raised many … Continue reading

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Ah, encore les sales Anglo-Saxons!

“French President Emmanuel Macron has said Australia’s PM Scott Morrison lied to him about a scrapped submarine deal. Asked whether he thinks Mr Morrison was untruthful, the president replied: “I don’t think, I know.” Mr Macron was furious after Australia … Continue reading

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