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ADHD: A Tale of Two Countries

May 17, 2013

Turns out that in France they don’t view ADHD the same way that we in America do.  This fascinating article explains why the French don’t really need to use pills to control their kids.  As someone who has been trained to deal with ADHD children, the article’s findings make a lot of sense. Here in [...]

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France Leads Military Effort in Mali, Latest Front in the War on Terror

January 14, 2013

I’ve always thought that President Bush’s greatest accomplishment was his recognition that terrorist acts committed by networks of global reach and the nations who harbored them were really acts of war that should be treated as such.  Rather than serving terrorists with legal papers and affording them U.S. Constitutional rights, Bush believed that a wider [...]

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Not So Cozy with Sarkozy

April 23, 2012

Sunday’s elections in France have produced a May 6 run-off between socialist Francois Hollande and President Sarkozy.  In the first round of voting Hollande edged-out Sarkozy for a 28.2% to 27% plurality.  Sarkozy’s second place finish is the first time that a sitting president was out-polled in the first round.  Sarkozy is apparently pegging to [...]

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Who’s Leading in Libya?

March 22, 2011

So, who is leading the efforts in Libya nowadays?  Well, President Obama said only hours ago that he has already pledged to get out of the way to accommodate a NATO-led mission.  However, Turkey’s stymieing NATO’s official involvement due to Turkey’s sensitivity to the Muslims in the region.  The bombs are dropping, but we can’t [...]

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Welfare State Burns in France

October 18, 2010

The major issue all Western nations must deal with in the 21st Century is addressing the gap between what our governments (the “welfare state”, “social democracy”, or “big government”) have promised their constituents and those government’s ability to make good on their promises.  No country will be immune, and America’s moment is coming. Not everyone [...]

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We Can’t Retire at 60? Sacre Bleu!

September 7, 2010

A country can only spend money it doesn’t have for so long.  That said, it isn’t easy to slam the brakes on out of control spending when the moochers have become addicted.  Take France for example.  Nicolas Sarkozy’s government has proposed raising the retirement age from 60 to 62.  The result, French parasites citizens went [...]

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Ireland Gets Screwed at World Cup Qualifier

November 18, 2009

You may not know much about soccer, but one thing I think we all know is that you’re not supposed to touch to ball with your hands, unless you’re the goalie. Here’s what happened to Ireland today in their qualifying match against France: Not cool… ou pas bon! (pardon my French)

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America’s Reputation In The World

October 26, 2009

Obama campaigned on the idea of restoring America’s reputation in the world.  What he failed to mention at the time was that he was trying to restore the Carter-era reputation of American being an unreliable partner.  Two cases this weekend illustrate that. First, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is growing increasingly frustrated with Obama and his [...]

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It’s Too Late for Obamanomics

March 30, 2009

The Chinese, the Czechs, the French and the Germans all have a similar thing to say:  You, America, are not going to take us down a road we know very well now that large segments of our populations have tasted the middle class and want to keep it.  It is very embarrassing to be even [...]

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Renewing Alliances with the Wrong Leaders

March 23, 2009

Part of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy agenda is to supposedly “renew alliances” and “strengthen old partnerships.”  Over the weekend, it came to light that by “old” partnerships, Obama apparently meant with former leaders of our allies rather than current leaders. In a diplomatic letter sent to France, Obama said: I am certain that we [...]

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Sarkozy To Drag France Back into NATO Command

March 11, 2009

Nicolas Sarkozy plans to move France back into the decision-making core of the NATO alliance after forty three years of his country’s passive membership.  The move is being met with some criticism from Sarkozy’s left-wing critics in France and elsewhere, but  Sarkozy has assured those critics that the move would not undermine French independence.  Americans [...]

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Heil Obama!

July 24, 2008

As we know, Our Savior Barack Obama will be giving a much anticipated campaign speech today at 7pm local time in Berlin, Germany.  Not only will the locals be flipping a $786,000 tab for the non-President’s visit (how nice of him to let the Germans pay for his campaign bills), Hot Air picked up that the campaign’s chosen site [...]

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Sarko The American Also Supports Israel

March 11, 2008

When Jimmy Carter and other like-minded liberals fantasized about closer relations between America and France, I don’t think they were talking about the two countries seeing eye-to-eye on Israel and the Iranian threat. Fortunately for the civilized world, Nicolas Sarkozy is not your typical French President or incompetent American one. During Shimon Peres’ recent visit [...]

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Sarko The Cowboy

February 18, 2008

When Nicholas Sarkozy ran for the French Presidency, his socialist opponents tried to brand him as “Sarko the American.”  Unfortunately for the socialists, this political argument was about as about as effective as their economic policies and the U.S. now has a friend living at Elysee Palace.  That doesn’t make him American though. Neither does [...]

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Riots spreading?

November 8, 2005

Reports of car burnings in Berlin and Brussels. And in France, they’ve instituted Curfews. I guess they think that the rioters they can’t control will respond to a curfew to stay indoors.

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France In Chaos

November 7, 2005

It now looks like the riots of Paris have spread across the country to over 300 towns and cities. This is looking more and more like a watershed event in Europe. The War on Terror is reaching new heights, with secular Europe as the target. Watch for this to spread beyond France within a few [...]

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