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Did Macron Outsmart Campaign Hackers?

Did Macron Outsmart Campaign Hackers? If you have testing tools that allow you fill in forms with bogus data, this type of phishing counter-hack is super easy.

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Burkini bans in France have sales of full-body swimsuit soaring, says designer

Burkini bans in France have sales of full-body swimsuit soaring, says designer

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Cannes bans burkinis over suspected link to radical Islamism – BBC News

Cannes bans burkinis over suspected link to radical Islamism – BBC News I keep hearing that France has totally surrendered to radical Islam. And yet I keep seeing articles about Muslims being treated like 2nd class citizens. Has there been a single attack involving a burka being used to conceal a terrorist or their weapons? […]

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Robert Reich: The Answer Isn’t Socialism; It’s Capitalism that Better Spreads the Benefits of the Productivity Revolution

Robert Reich: The Answer Isn’t Socialism; It’s Capitalism that Better Spreads the Benefits of the Productivity Revolution robertreich: Francois Hollande’s victory doesn’t and shouldn’t mean a movement toward socialism in Europe or elsewhere. Socialism isn’t the answer to the basic problem haunting all rich nations. The answer is to reform capitalism. The world’s productivity revolution […]

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France Dropping Concrete Bombs In Libya

France has begun using concrete filled training bombs to literally crush Gadhafi’s tanks without causing massive explosions that can harm nearby civilians. Apparently, the 660-pound “training bombs” have not been pressed into combat due to a lack of explosive munitions, as was reported earlier this month. From AFP: Military spokesman Thierry Burkhard denied rumors the […]

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France’s Integrating Muslims

The birthrate of Muslims in France is also converging on the mean. It’s been falling since the early-1980s and now stands at 2.5 versus 2.0 (interestingly the birthrate in the Maghreb is 1.8). In the next few decades France’s Muslim population will grow to be a larger minority, but nevertheless still a small one. Increasingly […]

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Bill O’Reilly declares end to his France boycott

As the weblog News Hounds noted, on the May 7 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly declared that “The Factor is lifting the boycott of France” due to the recent election of conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy as France’s next president. From Media Matters Well in that case, I’m calling off my […]

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Hillary equals France

New Rule: Conservatives have to stop rolling their eyes every time they hear the word France. From “Hillary equals France” | Salon.com Thank you Bill Maher.

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french bashing

I’m getting a little sick of the French Bashing from the right wing. I’ve noticed the following two themes: When the French do something in their national interest that somehow conflicts with our interests, they are betraying us. When we do something that is in our national interest but conflicts with French interests, we are […]