Tag Archives: France

Winter is coming – to the entire planet

A lot of attention has been paid to Europe’s energy situation since Russia’s ‘special military operation’ began in February, eight months ago. Driven by both geopolitical needs (control of their perimeter) and the treatment of the linguistic/ethnic Russians by the … Continue reading

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Honor and glory… and regret

Today is the 78th Anniversary of the best-known D-Day, the Normandy Invasion of France in 1944 by British, Canadian, and American troops. An invasion which killed thousands and thousands of young men and a fair number of old people. Why? … Continue reading

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The false dawn of the French Revolution

By Nathan Barton On 14 July, the French (and some of their former colonies) celebrated Bastille Day. The French call it the “National Celebration” and it is usually considered their version of Independence Day, here in the Fifty States. That … Continue reading

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Notre Dame, a symbol of our times

By Nathan Barton Today, on an island in the Seine, the magnificant Cathedral of Notra-Dame-de-Paris is burning, perhaps to the foundations.  The famed edifice, the number-one tourist attraction in France and perhaps all Europe, with 18 million visitors a year … Continue reading

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France – Part II

By Nathan Barton Considering the Yellow Vest protests (even rebellion) in recent weeks, we left my journey through the history of French revolutions, rebellions, and protests in 1945, freed (by their own, not just Allied (British Empire and United States), … Continue reading

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France – time for another revolution? or just another rebellion?

By Nathan Barton Since the middle of November, the streets of Paris and of other cities in La Belle France have seen weekends of protests by the “Yellow Vests,” decrying the massive fuel tax increase and other policies of the … Continue reading

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When the truth makes you angry…

By Nathan Barton It seems that the media is upset that the guy sitting there in the White House (or at least running around there) has upset some good American allies.  Last week, CNN and other media outlets complained that … Continue reading

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Choose sides – or else! Whacking on statues and more.

By Nathan Barton The cesspool of North America, that “Chocolate City” New Orleans (at risk of being disgusting, there are a LOT more things than chocolate that are dark brown, and NOLA is full of them), is busy purging its … Continue reading

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Allies or enemies – France and America

By Nathan Barton The nation is “America’s First and Oldest Ally.”  Massive support with armies and ships, provided to the rebels for half-a-decade from the Ancien Regime in Paris, allowed the struggling thirteen United States to win their war of … Continue reading

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Oh, you evil, EVIL polluters!

By Nathan Barton We’ve all been there or heard about it.  The family member who grew up on snail-mail and has to print out every e-mail (and would probably print out every text message from their phone, and every Twitter, … Continue reading

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