Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hope springs eternal 

Chausey islands, May 27, 2017 A couple of weeks ago , Australian scientists published an appalling news : the white sand beaches of Henderson  Island, a jewel of the South Pacific, 5000 kms west of the Chile coasts, are now … Continue reading

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Louis Renault, the French Henry Ford

Chausey Islands, May 25 2017 Very few people visit this tiny archipelago huddled between Normandy and Brittany, 30 kms north the Mont Saint Michel, in the bay with the second highest tides in the world after Lundy Bay in Canada. … Continue reading

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Sic transit gloria naval shipyards

Philadelphia, PA, Wednesday May 10 As they became a nation end of the 18 th century/ early 19 th, the US quickly understood they needed a strong navy to defend their interests. It started with a “quasi war” with France … Continue reading

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The REAL first Congress 

Philadelphia,PA, Tuesday May 9 ,2017 Kids  at school, and visitors at Independance Hall in Philadelphia, learn that all started on July 4th 1776 with the signature of the Declaration of Independence in the Assembly room of Independence Hall. Wrong.The very … Continue reading

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A French Kennedy?

Philadelphia, PA, Monday May 8, 2017 How will the Americans welcome the election of Emmanuel Macron? No doubt those who hate Donald Trump will be happy. Macron is the opposite of Trump in every respect. Macron is a French John … Continue reading

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Riding in Pennsylvania 

Jim Thorpe,Carbon county, PA, Sunday May 8 2017 Imagine a modern Chief  of State  owing 3 million $ to one of his rich friends that has contributed to his election. Well, as a reimbursement he grants him a chunk of … Continue reading

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Susquehanna River flows down to Havre de Grace into the Cheasapeake Bay

Danville , Pennsylvania, Saturday May 6 2017 How poetic these names sound to our ears! Depending on your mother tongue, you will read the name of this charming town Heiver di Graice ( American) or Hâvr deux grass ( French). … Continue reading

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