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  • Why French Parents Are Superior

    02/04/2012 9:13:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/4/12 | PAMELA DRUCKERMAN
    While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying 'non' with authority.
  • Feminine force behind IDF missile boats

    08/06/2006 12:44:16 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 57 replies · 1,985+ views
    Yediot Achronot ^ | 08/06/06 | Hagai Einav
    Under shadow of rockets and mortars, young women soldiers direct IDF warships to destroy enemy targets in Lebanon. Girls know it's scary, but important Hagai Einav In recent days, Israel's Navy has intensified its operations to eliminate the threat of rocket attacks on Nahariya, Haifa and the Krayot area. On Sunday, a Ynet crew had the unique opportunity to visit the naval operations room, where young women soldiers direct INF missile boats in their mission to destroy terrorist rocket launchers. A group of female soldiers, who constitute 80 percent of the personnel in the outpost, have been laboring around the...
  • Israel Army Girls!

    07/21/2006 8:57:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 212 replies · 79,470+ views
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  • '$45m paid to Iraq kidnappers'

    05/21/2006 10:02:43 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 24 replies · 1,287+ views
    AFP ^ | May 22 2006
    France, Germany and Italy paid about $45 million to obtain the release of hostages kidnapped in Iraq, despite denying it in public, a British newspaper reports. Britain has not handed out any money to kidnap gangs, the paper said on Monday, basing its report on "documents seen by The Times". The list of payments has also been seen by Western diplomats, who are angered at the behaviour of the three governments. France, Italy and Germany have all publicly denied paying any ransom money. "But according to the documents, held by security officials in Baghdad who have played a crucial role...
  • Comedy Central Responds (to me, anyway)

    04/14/2006 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Number57 · 165 replies · 2,997+ views
    Comedy Central ^ | Viewer Services@CC
    Dear Viewer, Thank you for your correspondence regarding the "South Park" episodes entitled "Cartoon Wars." We appreciate your concerns about censorship and the destructive influence of outside groups on the media, entertainment industry and particularly Comedy Central. To reiterate, as satirists, we believe that it is our First Amendment right to poke fun at any and all people, groups, organizations and religions and we will continue to defend that right. Our goal is to make people laugh and perhaps, if we're lucky, even make them think in the process. Comedy Central's belief in the First Amendment has not wavered, despite...
  • Rioting Begins to Slack Off in France

    11/09/2005 3:14:28 PM PST · by ncountylee · 57 replies · 1,304+ views
    Associated Press via dailyinterlake ^ | Nov 09, 2005 | JOCELYN GECKER
    PARIS - The French Riviera cities of Nice and Cannes, best known for glitz and film festivals that attract Hollywood stars, were among areas that imposed curfews for minors Wednesday even as rioting abated. The government toughened its stance against those involved in France's worst civil unrest since its 1968 student riots. Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said local officials have been told to deport the 120 foreigners convicted so far for their roles in the violence. Although rioting persisted in some places for a 13th night, car burnings fell by nearly half and reports of violence dropped. Nonetheless, looters and...
  • 'Panther on the Loose' Is a Cat (French city surrenders to house cat)

    06/22/2004 7:49:08 PM PDT · by mhking · 45 replies · 391+ views
    MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - The southern French city of Marseille called off a three-week hunt for a black panther on Tuesday after the animal sighted by several residents turned out to be a large house cat. "The 'panther' is just a black house cat -- a very big one though," said a spokeswoman for the local prefecture, adding the animal was about 24 inches long and weighed some 22 pounds. Police deployed dozens of searchers this month after reports that a blank panther was roaming around the nearby Calanques area, popular with tourists for its creeks, rocks and beaches. Searchers...
  • Caption This (Jacques Chirac, the big shrug)

    06/22/2003 5:43:06 AM PDT · by Stultis · 24 replies · 175+ views
    26 July 2002
    Photographers caught French President Jacques Chirac in an unusual pose during a press conference with Egypt's Hosni Mubarak
  • Iraqi UN ambassador says war with Iraq is 'over'

    04/09/2003 1:36:55 PM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 70 replies · 334+ views
    Fox News
    Did anyone catch this?
  • Prisoners of War Await Uncertain Fate in Iraq (Civilians surrender to get good US food)

    03/24/2003 8:00:44 PM PST · by mhking · 3 replies · 177+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3.24.03 | David Fox
    Prisoners of War Await Uncertain Fate in Iraq Mon March 24, 2003 01:16 PM ET By David Fox UMM QASR, Iraq (Reuters) - Who wants to be an Iraqi prisoner of war? Plenty of people in southern Iraq it seems, as it is about the only way to get a square meal in this swathe of territory now controlled by U.S. and British forces. With over 3,000 prisoners of war held in an enclosure on the outskirts of Umm Qasr, civilians in the battle-scarred port town are trying to "surrender" as a means of getting food and water. "I...
  • CBS Radio: 2 Iraqi Divisions Negotiating Surrender

    03/19/2003 8:43:11 PM PST · by Professional · 69 replies · 536+ views
    CBS Radio Kiro 710 Seattle | 3/19/03 | Professional
    They have brought it up twice, even mentioned the number of the divisions. Sorry for not catching the #'s I'll keep posting if they bring it up a third time.
  • Iraqi Soldiers Surrender on Kuwaiti Border

    03/19/2003 10:13:25 AM PST · by goldylight · 6 replies · 312+ views
    fox news ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2003 | AP
    <p>KUWAIT CITY  — Fifteen Iraqis surrendered to American forces at the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border on Wednesday, a U.S. Army officer said.</p> <p>Capt. Darren Theriault of the headquarters company of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division told journalists with the unit that the Iraqis had been turned over to Kuwaiti custody.</p>
  • Mass desertions weaken Iraqi defences

    03/19/2003 10:26:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 95 replies · 409+ views
    Times of London ^ | 3/19/03 | David Sharrock in Northern Kuwait
    Masses of Iraqi soldiers are deserting and senior members of President Saddam Hussein's ruling family circle are defecting as the countdown to a British and US invasion reaches its final hours. In northern Iraq, on the border with Kurdistan, up to three-quarters of some Iraqi regiments have already fled. In the mainly Shia Muslim south, Kuwaiti border guards are having to turn Iraqi soldiers back - telling them that they must wait until an attack begins before they can surrender. And in a highly significant development in Baghdad a half-brother of President Saddam, who is regarded as the dictator's closest...
  • First Iraqis surrender

    03/19/2003 9:38:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies · 415+ views
    Agence France-Presse, Via Austrailian News ^ | 3-20-03 | From correspondents in the Northern Kuwaiti desert
    March 20, 2003 FIFTEEN Iraqi soldiers have crossed the border into Kuwait and surrendered to US troops, a US officer said. The 15 were handed over to Kuwaiti police after laying down their arms and giving up, said Captain Darrin Theriault, headquarters company commander of the First Brigade of the US Army's Third Infantry Division. The surrenders came amid the 48-hour ultimatum given by President George W. Bush to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to leave his country or face a massive attack. Bahrain reportedly offered sanctuary to Saddam today in a last-ditch bid to avert a US-led war.
  • Will Babar and, alas, Bardot get French fried? (BARF ALERT)

    02/23/2003 3:03:38 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 5 replies · 209+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 23, 2003 | LLOYD SACHS ENTERTAINMENT CRITIC
    For some Americans, hating the French was a full-time occupation long before Jacques Chirac and his merry men began shooting poison-tipped arrows at George W. Bush's best laid plans for Iraq. Our tourist trade has long enjoyed characterizing French people as rude and snobby--and, of course, mocking them for idolizing the Nutty Professor. But these days, you don't need to belong to that club to take pot shots at the "weasels," as one of New York's dailies calls our sort-of allies (who form an "axis of weasel" with the less-fun-to-insult Germans). Americans are fighting mad at the French for not...
  • Wimps, weasels and monkeys - the US media view of 'perfidious France'

    02/11/2003 7:02:56 PM PST · by Ranger · 14 replies · 241+ views
    Guardian ^ | 2/11/03 | Gary Younge
    Dissenters in Europe become the first victims - of a war of words Gary Younge in New York and Jon Henley in Paris Tuesday February 11, 2003The Guardian The "petulant prima donna of realpolitik" is leading the "axis of weasels", in "a chorus of cowards". It is an unholy alliance of "wimps" and ingrates which includes one country that is little more than a "mini-me minion", another that is in league with Cuba and Libya, with a bunch of "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" at the helm. Welcome to Europe, as viewed through the eyes of American commentators and newspapers yesterday, as...
  • The French: a WWII Era Poster

    02/10/2003 4:56:31 PM PST · by IowaHawk · 20 replies · 226+ views
    The French: celebrating 60 years of cowardice!
  • French-Bashing Rolls Off France's Back

    02/10/2003 9:24:30 AM PST · by kattracks · 49 replies · 291+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/10/03 | Tom Heneghan
    PARIS (Reuters) - It's the diplomatic equivalent of water rolling off a duck's back. Bashing the French does not beat them down -- au contraire, it only makes them more convinced they must be right. The air has been thick with insult these days, both over the Atlantic and across the Channel, as the United States and Britain pile pressure and scorn on their reluctant ally to support an attack against Iraq. "Cheese-eating surrender monkeys," "the rat that roared," "the petulant prima donna of realpolitik" -- the epithets flung at France by the U.S. and British media can easily...
  • 77% of the French oppose war under any circumstances

    02/08/2003 2:56:45 PM PST · by Michael81Dus · 87 replies · 202+ views
    "Le journal de dimanche" says, that 77% of the French oppose a war against Iraq under any circumstances. 81% are not convinced that Iraq hides WMD.
  • French are unmoved by US 'frog bashing'

    02/07/2003 3:28:16 PM PST · by MadIvan · 235 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Times ^ | February 8, 2003 | Tim Reid and Charles Bremner
    “THE game is over,” President Bush told Iraq on Thursday. “It’s not a game, and it’s not over,” Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the French Prime Minister, shot back yesterday. Thus the war of words between dovish France and hawkish America grew more rancorous. There are three men in the world who would be wise for reasons of personal safety not to show their faces in America: Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and M Raffarin’s boss, President Chirac. Middle America, egged on by hostile television networks and editorial writers, has been whipped into a rage against what is perceived as betrayal by the...
  • French weren't cowards (REALLY BIG LAUGH ALERT)

    02/06/2003 7:18:18 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 142 replies · 585+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 6, 2003 | Pan Demetrakakes
    Now that France has emerged as a leading critic of U.S. policy toward Iraq, a lot of pundits and editorial cartoonists are having a field day lampooning France's ''cowardice'' and proclivity to ''surrender.'' The supposed evidence for this slur is France's defeat in World War II. Why is that, exactly? No one would dream of sneering at Poland, Greece, Yugoslavia, Norway or any of the other nations overcome by Germany in the war. So what makes France fair game? France's critics need to be aware of some historical facts. At the beginning of World War II, Germany possessed the world's...
  • Another Lunatic Fringe Zotted!!!

    02/03/2003 5:40:21 AM PST · by bushbot · 51 replies · 418+ views
  • Chirac expresses condolences over loss of space shuttle "forever a friend to the American people"

    02/01/2003 7:51:20 PM PST · by jern · 41 replies · 317+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 1, 2003 | AP
    AP World Politics Chirac expresses condolences over loss of space shuttle Columbia Sat Feb 1, 3:18 PM ET PARIS - President Jacques Chirac on Saturday expressed his "profound emotion" over the loss of the space shuttle Columbia, saying France felt solidarity with Americans and Israelis over the disaster. Chirac, in a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites), said the shuttle's loss was a "terrible tragedy," and he asked Bush to pass on his condolences to the victims' families. Columbia broke apart in flames 60,000 meters (200,000 feet) over Texas, killing all seven astronauts aboard minutes...
  • French astronaut says Columbia should no longer have been used (Gad!)

    02/01/2003 3:16:20 PM PST · by sonofatpatcher2 · 81 replies · 495+ views
    SpaceDaily.Com ^ | 1-2-2003 | Agence France-Presse
    French astronaut says Columbia should no longer have been used PARIS (AFP) Feb 01, 2003 A French astronaut who took part in an earlier US shuttle mission and has criticised current space programmes said Saturday the shuttle Columbia which disintegrated should have been out of use long ago. Patrick Baudry said on French television he was "up in arms" over the disaster. "I think the shuttle should have been taken out of use long ago," Baudry said: "It's a magnificent machine that the Americans developed. But extremely dangerous." The Frenchman charged that the Columbia was limited in its capacity, and...
  • shocking propaganda against France

    01/28/2003 5:05:12 PM PST · by PierreEsbaillart · 219 replies · 851+ views
    Fédéraliste
    I am very shocked by the current propaganda against France and, in a minor extent, Germany and the EU, which is developing on the American web and media. As we are some "old Europe" countries, let me tell you that some elements of this propaganda remind me of the atmosphere that existed between European peoples of 1914-18 : the Frenchman is the USA's Jew, the traitor, the coward, which plants knives in the back. These are paranoid ideas. Bush has declared "you are with us or you are against us"… your enemies are "evil's axis"… A deeply thought political theory...