À la place de vérifier les coûts de la plomberie à Paris, pourquoi ne pas vérifier les liens entre les investissements en immobilier à Montréal par des dictateurs africains...et Michaelle Jean? Ordinairement, quand on tombe dans la démesure c'est un indice. Le couvert que la diplomatie offre des fois est drôlement profitable pour certains et ils s'habituent à un train de vie... démesuré. Just saying. L'opacité de la boite et la revision de leurs bilans concernant ses voyages dispendieux? Elle peut facilement être la connection ou le courrier pour ces drôles d'affaires.
Carton rouge pfffff!!! Another illustration of the MO of subverting the truth using corrupt authorities in order to cheat and win. Having said that, our athletes will go help Team Canada try to win. Cuckold...
Joseph Facal, bravo. Enfin un qui allume! À présent, soyez plus catholique que le pape et appelez Pierre-Karl pour qu'il vous commande la plus belle constitution d'état fédéré avant que le reste du pays oublie que c'etait leur idee la confédération. Une fois fait, renvoyez-leur la patate chaude et gardez votre poutine (pas Poutine )
A journalist back home is picking up my wavelength and realizing the missed opportunity (while we were whining) of upping the game by federating Quebec and settling this Independance issue once and for all. With Korea looming, I'm sure British Columbia on the other side would like to be able to brace itself and have the power to do it too, if every province follows suit.
On the anniversary of a law that was passed to safeguard French in Qc, people need to lighten up. Firstly, I often warned Torontonians - in defense of the law - that they would need their own Bill 101 to safeguard English since its not spoken at retailers neither in Chinatown or in the enclaves north of the city if you stop for directions. True, it hasn't stopped ridiculous misuses of any language on signage in Montreal ; one only has to drive though the suburbs to see the torturous grammar on signs. The thing is the French here are so intimidated by people whose parents couldn't read or write English, let alone French, or by people from former French colonies who spit their r's at you with great zeal - the allophones who knock the law. You have to laugh. I recall an Italian woman with no high school degree who apologized for me to a butcher at a grocery store for being French-Canadian ... Here's the cure: learn English with a British accent. All these status-hungry people will recoil and then pretend you don't understand THEIR English. Don't let yourself be looked down upon by people who in their home country for example are looking down upon - that's just sad. Have some pride. Or else we'll always be stuck with a culture of food/home reno TV shows and nothing else much to talk about beyond that... Brutes. We'll become brutes.
Call this "esprit d'escalier" (and then some!) but let me answer you first about the spelling, it was Capannelli, and you can find him buzzing around his hockey playing nephew Adam or visiting his siblings on Champlain Blvd where he also used to live.
And in passing, a quick thank you to the investigators looking for the suspect who contributed to my cousin's untimely death after unbolting the device that crushed him. I hope there are traffic light cameras that captured the scene.
On the topic of causes, my 2018 resolution is to launch the Peace Research Arab American Institute in Quebec city to undertake the case of Palestine. I'm beginning with a research project that will act as sounding board to hopefully keep people talking and with any divine providence, succeed to keep tensions in abeyance at the very least until such time for example as some powers get their house in order. I hope to speak to members of Arab countries (incl. Syria, Qatar et al), international scholars, people on the ground, and artists. I will not affiliate myself to any political party, no commercial interests (I.e.Sothebys, Four Seasons, Power Corp, Bombardier etc.) to keep State and Economics separate as a principle. It's a work in progress at the moment. Wish me luck.
The Qc city commemorating begins on the anniversary of the Mosque Massacre of Innocents. If for no other reason than my selfishness, out of need for my own burial, I do hope to lay to rest in the intended cemetery U Laval owns, amid Catholics. LHMP
Louisiana's 300th has me nostalgic for more illustrious times. Firstly, Quebec city instead of glorifying someone who was sent to lose the colony, Montcalm, needs to repair a great wrong and return the Marquis of Vaudreuil to their proper place in history. They simply were great men, who fought fair and instilled gentility where they passed. The last, Louis-Philippe fought at Yorktown, the Chesapeake, at the Battle of the Saintes where he salvaged French troops and returned them home, and won against the "Patriot" (Mel Gibson movie). Pierre was instead thrown into the Bastille in 1763 for losing the colony because Montcalm had committed suicide and didn't face justice. Pierre was released after a matter of months, but what abomination for all the good he did, including freeing his slaves in 1750 when he left Louisiana.
Here is the gift of land to my ancestor, for history buffs versed in old French. Its today's St Thomas school and park where our little river flows. In the 1760s, we changed our name, probably to avoid consequences of having battled the English so much and successfully, at least in the US...
I'm sorry I didn't realize Bernard Arnault is part Quebecois by association when his name slipped my mind a few months ago. Our national Gino on TV's morning show I think, brought it up. My question to him would be: any relation to Marquis de Pomponne in Venice? I'm reading Vivaldi's biography and the name comes up. I swear I'm not being a pseudo snob.
To those who were anticipating a reaction to the death of Libertina Manno-Rizzuto aka "Mom" (the real Rizzuto don, as it were), mother of Vito Rizzuto, wife of Nick and daughter of another Italian mafioso:
I'm feeling pressure now, if everybody including Russia is getting in the prophesied race for a new monarchy, although I was very happy leaving self-rule in place but if I had to mobilize, I'd have to call on all those "ronins" running around, convert them back from hell when they migrate here; I'd have to name my old "hubby" my general; ask back for the land my ancestors procured when they helped Jesuits survive the French Revolution. Such an undertaking! It would force me to pull rank under one religion, when truthfully I still would rather be a self-effacing good wife to my Muslim sweetheart.
I do hope Mueller can net all these new world order maniacs, and we can simply segue into an improved world and not major chaos with all these dictators. Nobody really wants concentrated power. Only God can handle it. Not humans. (Shakes her head)
En passant, on s'en fout un peu du gout de Napoléon et si j'avais qque chose à ajouter, ce serait que la fabrique devrait garder ses chefs d'oeuvre afin d'attirer les touristes surtout après tant de publicité, que de perdre un Jacques-Louis David alouette de la même manière qu'un Chagall après une escale à Ottawa. Voilà.
In light of the federal govt canceling a project to commemorate the Mosque Massacre, I'd like to revive my little concept but this time rename it Le Jour du Prophète. we have to stick to relativizing and not victimizing victims further by broken promises. Notre paysage de ville judeo-chrétienne, mon cher Régis, a besoin d'oxygène. Vous savez combien je vous adore.
Otherwise in news, we have the dubious distinction of hosting Trump on the 8th and 9th, who's not grateful for Canadian taxpayers buying a pipeline to help an American-owned company in Alberta familiar to Kushner, and is further attacking his ally's economy, us, among other allies who he feels safe will not take him to task. Isnt it always the case with bullies? They dont have the nerve to measure themselves to non-allies, instead they cower to bigger bullies. I wonder, as with the lumber industry, it's not to force homegrown companies to sell themselves cheap to Americans so that our exports elsewhere than the US also get shot in the foot. Anyway.... Let's give the great wrong shade of orange a very special Quebec welcome. Manoir Richelieu where the G7 is taking place is where my parents honeymooned 60 years ago. Prince al Waleed used to own it, I think. Imagine!!