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Bungling French bureaucrats send census letter to Napoleon Bonaparte -who died in 1821
The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sara Malm

Posted on 12/11/2013 6:37:41 PM PST by Stoat

French bureaucrats gathering information for the national census may need to go back to history class after they sent a letter to Napoleon.

Official census body Insee addressed a letter to the late French emperor – and were told to forward their request to Saint Peter.

Insee is now facing questions about the accuracy of their work as Napoleon has been dead for nearly 200 years.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: census; france; french; napl; napoleon; napoleonbonaparte
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FRANCE'S official census body is facing questions about the accuracy of its work - after addressing a letter to the late French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. 

The letter from Insee caught the attention of a post office worker in the old town of Ajaccio, Corsica. 

Addressed to "Napoleon Bonaparte, 3 rue Saint-Charles, Ajaccio", the occupant at the address had returned it to La Poste with a note on the envelope reading: "Died in 1821 - please forward to Saint Peter". 

The post office returned the letter to its sender, Insee in the Midi-Pyrénées, accompanied with the sticker: "Not known at this address". 

Insee is France's official national statistics body, gathering a wide range of data on residents and businesses. -

http://www.connexionfrance.com/insee-sends-letter-napoleon-bonaparte-15291-view-article.html

1 posted on 12/11/2013 6:37:41 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

They should be looking for the 12th Imam.


2 posted on 12/11/2013 6:40:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Stoat

Now if they can just get him to vote.


3 posted on 12/11/2013 6:40:32 PM PST by struggle
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To: Slings and Arrows

Fromage ping.


4 posted on 12/11/2013 6:40:48 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Yeah, and he wasn’t even French.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 6:41:04 PM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Stoat
Sacre Bleu!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 12/11/2013 6:44:19 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Stoat

This means he can raise another army!


7 posted on 12/11/2013 6:48:21 PM PST by crz
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To: Paladin2
They should be looking for the 12th Imam.

France's huge, militant muslim population will undoubtedly applaud any efforts in this direction.

8 posted on 12/11/2013 6:51:39 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Actually, I’d more seriously suggest a search for the next Charles Martel.


9 posted on 12/11/2013 6:53:44 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: struggle
Now if they can just get him to vote.

 

I'm absolutely confident that the French Left will find a way to make that happen, assuming of course that they haven't done so already.  Napoleon already being on the voter lists may explain why they sent him a census letter to begin with.  Just a guess, of course.

10 posted on 12/11/2013 6:53:51 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Flag_This
Yeah, and he wasn’t even French.

 

As long as they can get him to vote, I don't think that the French Left will be concerned at all.  After all, the American Left wants illegal aliens to vote.

11 posted on 12/11/2013 6:56:02 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: crz
This means he can raise another army!

 

France may need to start cloning deceased leaders if they are ever going to come to terms with the islamofascist invasion.

12 posted on 12/11/2013 6:58:07 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Paladin2
Actually, I’d more seriously suggest a search for the next Charles Martel.

He would be a good candidate for cloning.  He would undoubtedly be able to get the militant muslim problem under control.

13 posted on 12/11/2013 7:02:30 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

I thought he lived in Waterloo, Iowa


14 posted on 12/11/2013 7:11:25 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

He lives in St Helena in Napa Valley, Wine Country, as any Frenchman if his class would.


15 posted on 12/11/2013 7:13:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: bunkerhill7
I thought he lived in Waterloo, Iowa

I'm sure that the Waterloo, Iowa Democrat Party has him listed as a registered voter in good standing.

16 posted on 12/11/2013 7:14:11 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ofcorsican


17 posted on 12/11/2013 7:17:53 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

“Able was I, ere I saw Elba.”


18 posted on 12/11/2013 7:23:02 PM PST by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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To: FredZarguna

Isn’t that backwards?


19 posted on 12/11/2013 7:27:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Flag_This

“Yeah, and he wasn’t even French.”

Ma, che sei grullo? Che schifo!
Basta!
Mi fa cagare!

Figurati!


20 posted on 12/11/2013 7:36:26 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Stoat

How many times does he vote in each election?


21 posted on 12/11/2013 7:37:06 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Paladin2
Damn! You are right. FReepers are a sharp-eyed bunch. Thank you Palindrome2!  photo ablewasierrisawelba_zps11d4ca8c.jpg
22 posted on 12/11/2013 7:50:12 PM PST by FredZarguna (Have wun gill ravel treads the mard of rocan. kan ight ithout warmor in a lavage sand.)
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
He's busy voting in Chicago.


23 posted on 12/11/2013 7:52:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: FredZarguna

Bammy likes to look in the mirrors. Maybe we all should...


24 posted on 12/11/2013 7:52:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Wanted you to know I have temporarily reserved a spoonerism in my tagline in your honor. Sung by the inimitable Johnny Western.


25 posted on 12/11/2013 7:56:02 PM PST by FredZarguna (Have wun gill ravel treads the mard of rocan. kan ight ithout warmor in a lavage sand.)
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To: FredZarguna

Stapital Ceps member you are?


26 posted on 12/11/2013 8:01:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
My Dad loves spoonerisms and has a decent singing voice, and used to sing a complete spoonerized Have Gun Will Travel theme song around the house, among many others, 50+ years ago.
27 posted on 12/11/2013 8:06:28 PM PST by FredZarguna (Have wun gill ravel treads the mard of rocan. kan ight ithout warmor in a lavage sand.)
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To: FredZarguna
I don't find much to watch on TV anymore.

Youtube Paladin shows are quite entertaining (I missed quite a few back inthe day).

The Capital Steps show up on NPR at my house once a year.

Clinton being a Gorney High was most hilarious.

28 posted on 12/11/2013 8:11:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: FredZarguna

Also “Lonica Mooinski”


29 posted on 12/11/2013 8:14:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Stoat

Leave it to government to send a census letter to a dead guy and not even to his correct last address.


30 posted on 12/11/2013 9:30:17 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I do hope they can wait for an reply.


31 posted on 12/11/2013 9:42:33 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

*snicker*


32 posted on 12/11/2013 11:55:54 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: struggle
Now if they can just get him to vote.

He probably has been.

33 posted on 12/12/2013 2:21:41 AM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hey! You speak french almost as good as he did!


34 posted on 12/12/2013 3:02:49 AM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

35 posted on 12/12/2013 5:08:47 AM PST by Daffynition (Make Laura Bush's *Cowboy Cookies* for Christmas! They're GREAT!)
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To: Paladin2

36 posted on 12/12/2013 5:12:13 AM PST by Daffynition (Make Laura Bush's *Cowboy Cookies* for Christmas! They're GREAT!)
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To: Flag_This

All I need to do is master the arm gestures!


37 posted on 12/12/2013 5:41:36 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Stoat

Bungling bureaocrats....

This phrase surely came from the Department of Redundancy Department.


38 posted on 12/12/2013 7:37:06 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
He's not at that address anyhoo, he was exiled! Just like the Rolling Stoneds!


39 posted on 12/12/2013 9:32:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Stoat; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; GeronL; Daffynition
Deceased non-citizen, he probably votes Democrat in New Orleans.


40 posted on 12/12/2013 9:35:30 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Paladin2

They should be looking for a yute named Mohammed Blownaparte.


41 posted on 12/12/2013 9:36:26 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Stoat; Revolting cat!
France may need to start cloning deceased leaders if they are ever going to come to terms with the islamofascist invasion.

If they do, they should ask for a 50% off discount.

Or tell them you'll take two, they're small.

42 posted on 12/12/2013 9:38:13 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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