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No merci in US for thankless French
Daily Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 04/28/03 | Tony Parsons

Posted on 04/27/2003 11:22:49 PM PDT by Pokey78

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To: Savage Beast
We may have this liberation of France all wrong. The French may have preferred the Nazi occupation. I don't believe they resented the Holocaust. The French antipathy towards Jews motivates their Middle East policies.
21 posted on 04/28/2003 4:45:51 AM PDT by Black Bart
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To: Pokey78
And to think that the three years I spent in France in the early '60s was not just my paranoia. The French really are the jerks I found them to be then. I was damn glad to leave.
24 posted on 04/28/2003 5:24:05 AM PDT by RichardW
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To: Pokey78
SENT to the feedback list for Parsons

Mr. Parsons latest disparagement of the recent victors with respect to france has a few problems with it. It may be that he dictated the article around the five digits comprising the appendage at the end of his leg. America is not alone with her complaint against the french, Britons, Australians, Poles...and any military in the area is dismayed at the level of co-operation, military aid, and recently uncovered intelligence given Saddam Hussein by Chirac's government.

If I'm wrong, it may simply be due to the fact that the American press is less distorted than the current media outlets abusing the Old Country.

The US did help in WWII. It's now understood that the efforts of our grandfathers were not appreciated by many Europeans, that is taken for granted today. What is more difficult to understand is how the absolute forgiveness of war debts under the Marshall Plan are so readily ignored. france is a third world nation if not for that, and while the United Kingdoms had a sufficiently capitalist economy to recover, it would have taken years.

Mr. Prasons also errs in his slander of Saudi Arabia. Rational people across the globe recognize that terrorists do not have some special relationship with the governments under which they're born, they server a lower goal...that of death and destruction to all who do not believe as they do. Not all of the terrorists from 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia, it was...if you will...a coalition of carnage. Moreover, the intelligence has been found, courtesy of the Telegraph, that Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's government were indeed linked, since 1998.

May I refer Mr. Parsons to Toby Keith's "Red White and Blue" to help identify the proper place his foot should go once he's removed it from his mouth. (A link is provided)

-American Libertarian
25 posted on 04/28/2003 5:41:00 AM PDT by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: nopardons
Actually, the anti French Symphony from the Streets of American hasn't played yet. All we have had is warming up by the second violinist.

When the conductor, President Bush, and his first violinist, SOS Powell get really going that will be the overture.

Parsons isn't being homest about how the Brits feel about the Frogs. They have cancelled vacations to France in mass. They are boycotting. As they read about how France spied on Tony and relayed that info to Soddomite, more Brits will join us.

As the Frogs role in raping and pillaging the innocent Iraqis in the Iraqi Food for Oil Scam becomes standard reading, they will suffer even more.

I would suspect that Parsons was offered a nice vacation in France with an expense account for writing this Fairy Tale history of France and the current status.
26 posted on 04/28/2003 6:25:01 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Pokey78
No Merci for the Slimey anti America Frogs. $crew them with massive boycotts.

French Products to Buycott!

Make it a lifestyle to avoid French products.

Let them fear the American Street---our combined wallets.

"France has burned too many bridges!"

Lets keep burning those bridges that the slimey and worthless frogs are depending on for the rest of this decade!

$crew the Slimey Frogs with a Boycott!

French Products to Buycott

We can resist their wines which usually come in behind the good Napa Valley Wines and Australian wines in blind tasting without French Judges like in the Winter Olympics.

We can do without French Products and services for the rest of this decade. Here is a list of French companies and their products to avoid for the rest of this decade. Please keep this list and send it to your relatives, friends and fellow conservatives via e and snail mail!

*New additions to the list.

Air France

Air Liquide


Alcatel - Based in Paris France, Provider of communications equipment, including ADSL equipment, terrestrial and submarine optical networks, public switching, fixed wireless access and intelligent networks.

Allegra (Allergy Medication) - Produced by Aventis Pharmaceuticals based in Strasbourg, France

Aqualung (Including: Spirotechnique, Technisub, US Divers, and SeaQuest)

AXA Advisors

*Bacou-Dalloz-Makes Industrial protective devices

Bank of the West - Owned by BNP Paribas

Beneteau (boats)

BF Goodrich - Owned by Michelin

BIC (Razors, Pens & Lighters) - Started in 1945 by Marcel Bich. Originally based just outside of Paris. Began trading on the Paris Stock Exchange in 1972. 40.5% Publicly traded. Bich family still owns 33.5%.

Biotherm (Cosmetics)

Black Bush

Bollinger (Champagne)

*Browning Firearms**

Car & Driver Magazine



Chivas Regal (Scotch)

Christian Dior

Club Med (Vacations) - Owned in part by Paris based CDC (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations)

Culligan (owned by Vivendi)

Dannon (Yogurt & Dairy Foods)

*Danone -Lea and Perrin, Evian and other food/water

*Decatholon Super Sport Stores or MVP Sport Stores*

* Dassault Systemes-(CATIA design software)*

DKNY - LVMH acquired 100% of Gabrielle Studio Inc., the privately owned licenser of Donna Karan trademarks back in 2001.


Dom Perignon

Durand Crystal

Elle Magazine

*Emile Henry French Cookware

*Enertec makes high speed recorders used in Recon aircraft p>Essilor Optical Products



First Hawaiian Bank

George Magazine


*Grey Goose Vodka

*GroupeSEB owns Krups, Moulinex, Roweta and Tefal Cookware

*Groupe Shneider, owner of Modicon and Square D

*Guerlain Fragrances

*Hachette Filipacchi owner publisher of many magazines sold in the USA. See the list below:***


Houghton Mifflin (books) International Herald Tribune - 181 ave Charles-de-Gaulle - F-92521 Neuilly - FRSource:World Business Council for Sustainable Development '00 [Domain Registration], [Corporate Profile]

Jacobs Creek - Owned by Pernod Ricard since 1989

Jameson (whiskey Owned by Pernod Ricard )

Jerry Springer (talk show)




*Lea & Perrins a product of Danon

Le Creuset (Cookware)

L'Oreal (Health & Beauty Products)

Louis Vuitton

Marie Claire

Martel Cognac


Méphisto (Footwear & Apparel)

Michelin (Tires & Auto Parts) - Their phone number is: (33) 1 45 66 15 53 in France

Mikasa Crystal and Glass (purchased by ARC int'l in 2001)

Moet (Champagne)

Motel 6 - 33, Avenue du Maine- 75755 Paris Cedex 15 France

Motown Records

Mumms (Champagne)

Nissan (Cars) - Majority owned by Renault


Normany Butter

Parents Magazine


Peugeot (Automobiles) - Pronounced "Pooh Joe", must be French

Pierre Cardin

Playstation Magazine

ProScan - Owned by Thomson Electronics, France

Publicis Group (Including: Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising)

RCA (televisions & electronics) - Owned by Thomson Electronics, France

Red Magazine

Red Roof Inns - Owned by the Accor group based in France

Renault (Automobiles) major owner of Nissan

Road & Track Magazine

Roquefort Cheese - All Roquefort cheese is made in France

Rowenta (Toasters, Irons, Coffee makers, etc)

Royal Canadian

Salomon (Skis)

Seagram's Gin

Sierra Software and Computer Games

*Sodexho Alliance* French Food Caterer for the US Marines

Sofitel (Hotels) - Owned by the Accor group based in France

Sparkletts (Water) - Owned by Danone, based in France

Spencer Gifts

Sundance Channel

Taylor Made (Golf)


T-Fal (Kitchenware)

The Glenlivet (Scotch) *Top Tobacco - Dist. by Republic Tobacco L.P., Glenview IL, made in France

UbiSoft (Computer Games)


Uniroyal Tires - Owned by Michelin

Universal Studios (Music, Movies & Theme Parks) -

Universal Studios is owned by Vivendi-Universal, headquartered in Paris France


Veritas Group

Veuve Clicquot Champagne


Vivendi - Vivendi Headquarters, Paris France

Wild Turkey (bourbon)

*Winchester Firearms (US Repeating Arms)**

Woman's Day Magazine

Yoplait - France-based Sodiaal owns a 50% stake of Yoplait

Yves Saint Laurent

*Yves Rocher Cosmetics

*ZigZag (tobacco papers and roller products)*

Zodiac Inflatable Boats

*New additions to the list thanks to Freepers. If you have an addition, Freepmail me with the URL showing French ownership.

** Sad news but these two companies are owned by the Belgian Company Herstal, (French Light)

***List of 18 magazines sold in USA by Hachette Filipacchi with an estimated 50 million readers: American Photo, Boating, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Premiere, Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.

****Lagardere owns the Virgin Megastore group in France, which it bought from Richard Branson three years ago. Its Hachette media division publishes a battery of magazines including Elle , see *** Hachette Filipacchi above. Lagardere also has a stake in the Airbus manufacturing operation. The company is capitalised at over €5bn based on last week's closing prices.****

27 posted on 04/28/2003 6:29:54 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: patriciaruth
I think the Vichy French may have inflicted more casualties on we Americans than the Italians who were Hitler's allies. Can any WWII experts confirm that?

They certainly killed more Americans than Franco -- a quasi-Hitler ally -- did.

28 posted on 04/28/2003 6:30:42 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Pokey78
Americans have found the French arrogant - which is a lot like George Best disapproving of someone because of their drinking habits.

This Brit is alot like a Frenchy, so louse infected he must resort to nitpicking.

29 posted on 04/28/2003 6:31:28 AM PDT by putupon (I smack Chirac ,and Schroeder too, with my stepped in dog squeeze shoe.)
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To: patriciaruth
In our invasion of North Africa to oust the Nazi Germans and give us another front for the invasion of Europe, the Vichy French killed several thousand Americans.

This is true. The Vichy French shot my father's best buddy, who went through basic training with him at Ft. Hood TX. He made a pretty good recovery, but the bullet's still in him and has given him a lot of trouble over the years. (He and my dad live within 5 miles of each other now! Small world!)

30 posted on 04/28/2003 6:36:00 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . there is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: MadIvan
31 posted on 04/28/2003 6:39:04 AM PDT by Cacique
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To: MarkL
This morning, I heard a few snippets on a couple of networks hinting that there were rumors that the U.S. may have been dealing in some reverse pyschology with the French against Iraq. Please God, don't let this be true that we would in any way be complicit with the traitorous French!! Has any other Freeper heard anything about this?
32 posted on 04/28/2003 6:50:07 AM PDT by upcountry miss
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To: Grampa Dave
You're correct, as usual, dear friend. :-)
33 posted on 04/28/2003 9:08:04 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Michael121
Maybe its time to bring all our brave young soldiers home to rest in American Soil. The beaches and the western front is quiet now and we saved the French language {why i don't know! I was talking to a WW11 vet and he said the day he got on a train after liberating paris to go fight on another front they had signs up already. Yankee Pigs go home/ They wouldn't let use their air space to fight the big K. Keep there commerical jets out of ours. General
Dballs was a phoney and when he became president of france he turned commie/. Sorry I hate their guts and hate i know is a strong word, but defiling the grave stones was absolutely the last straw..............

34 posted on 04/28/2003 9:21:07 PM PDT by The USA for me
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To: nopardons

AMERICANS died for a country that is ungrateful, decadent and yellow to the core.

35 posted on 04/28/2003 9:23:13 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: gcruse
IN TWO world wars and tried to pull their chestnuts out of the fire, in Nam, and got sorely burnt.
36 posted on 04/28/2003 9:34:40 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
If we ever had a President capable of pulling the trigger on France, I'm happy to say it's the one in office.
37 posted on 04/28/2003 9:36:05 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: gcruse
Yes, this one IS and for all of the nasty pounding he gets here, President Bush is STILL the best man for this job. No one is perfect; W comes pretty darn close to being a VERY Conservative president.He is on par with Reagan and some people, around here, should give this more thought. :-)
38 posted on 04/28/2003 9:40:33 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Pokey78
But it was our allies in Saudi Arabia who provided the suicide squad for September 11.

Don't worry, they'll get theirs eventually.

39 posted on 04/28/2003 9:41:40 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Pokey78
"Why should we expect the French to help us get Saddam out of Iraq?" asked one American. "They didn't even help us to get Hitler out of France."

Damn right I now hate the French. I didn't expect or want them to help us in Iraq, I only expected them not to try and KNIFE US IN THE BACK.

Being from Chicago, my motto is " Don't get mad, get even."
From now on thats my attitude to the French.
40 posted on 04/28/2003 9:43:39 PM PDT by Kozak
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