“Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a ‘grève’ man..”

….”grève” being the French word for “strike”.   As you may have read, Macron’s government survived a ‘no confidence” vote, in spite of the somewhat high-handed way in which he increased the retirement age, so now the French are really angry.  The workers who operate the locks on the Rhône river have joined the national … Continue reading “Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a ‘grève’ man..”

QOTD: John Adams

Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.

QotD: By sandomina

Why can the Woke not see at all what the UnWoke can clearly see – crystal?

ST UnWoke!

Before the rise of Modi and Trump, Chinese leaders had encountered virtually no pushback, despite overplaying their hand repeatedly. In Trump and Modi, China has finally met its match. Both of them are unafraid to utilize raw power against their foes. It is CCP’s tough luck that it has to defend against far more tenacious opponents. Today Western and Asian powers are willing to absorb enormous short-term economic pain. China has to realize that greed has lost its primacy and they have handed its adversaries a long-term strategic edge. CCP had never ever imagined that these countries would be willing to write off the Chinese market in the quest for larger geopolitical objectives. Since the end of the ‘Cultural Revolution,’ the CCP faces an existential threat for the first time. CCP leaders know that they have committed a strategic error and capitalistic suicide. The latest intervention in Hong…

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Pope Culture

We were back in Avignon today for more extensive exploration; went through the Palais des Papes this morning. It’s the largest medieval palace in all Europe, made of the local custard coloured soft limestone, just like the Gothic crenelated walls of the city.  As you know the Popes were here 1309-1377, sometimes called the Babylonian … Continue reading Pope Culture