hard to work

30 09 2008

Song of the day: Hell is around the corner by Tricky

Now that I am back, I just want to go back… The situation is not great at work. Everybody stresses but not on our side. The ITs are safe as they don’t want their systems to go down during a rush period as it happens sometimes during the day. So I hve no worries about my work.

On the other side, I think I am more worried about my money. Banks are not a safe place anymore and I wish I’d kept all under my mattress!! My colleague just told me today that he moved all his money to Northern Rock because it is owned by the english state now. They nationalized it. This bank had to annonce bankrupcy few month ago and the state had to back them up to save the savings of people. Because it is now state-owned, people are sure to get their money back! What a world my friend!

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war

26 07 2008

Song of the day: Tout le bonheur du monde by Sinsemilia

In Europe, we all like Barrack Obama and I am not an exception in this matter. He seems a good guy, or at least better than the McCain or Bush, but this is my opinion. He has just spent few days in Europe and that is a good thing: build good relationship between Europe and the US won’t harm! The issue is that even if he seems nice and has some sweet words for the Berliners and other europeans, he has done one thing that he should not have… He said:

No one welcomes war. I recognize the enormous difficulties in Afghanistan.  But my country and yours have a stake in seeing that NATO’s first mission beyond Europe’s borders is a success. For the people of Afghanistan, and for our shared security, the work must be done.  America cannot do this alone.  The Afghan people need our troops and your troops; our support and your support to defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, to develop their economy, and to help them rebuild their nation.  We have too much at stake to turn back now”

I took these from Corine Lesnes’ blog that you can read here. She is a correspondent for Le Monde in the US. You can find B. O.’s full speech.

What he says here is not innocent and not really welcomed here: clean somebody else’s mess… Nobody wants that. French for instance doesn’t join the US army for one main reason: we have never agreed to any of Bush’s operation in Middle East and we have said that on several occasion now (mainly because we had nothing to get there (such as petrol that the US will keep for them anyway) but still… and also because it wasn’t based on any reliable info). We are also not really part of NATO anymore even if our dear President wants the country back… So on what ground should we go in Afghanistan??? NONE! Oh sorry save Afghans… I am not sure our help will be well seen by them… Is there really something we can do now that damages have been done and people doesn’t have a good esteem of foreigners… I am a simple IT so I should leave the thinking to our dear politics… I am nobody but I like giving my opinion. Tell me your’s?

PS: this doesn’t change the fact that having Obama for President could be the best thing that can happen for the Americans.





Olympics

25 07 2008

Song of the day: Israelites by Desmond Dekker

I am upset. People are exciting by the Olympic games this year. They will soon begin but I think that we have forgotten someone. Yes the people of China!! They keep killing opponents, putting in jail innocents and oppressing the people! Go read this article here on Le Monde and the action Amnesty International is putting up here – check out the issues.





guess what…

2 05 2008

Song of the day: Waterloo by Abba – vive le Disco!

Who won the election? Boris the blue!! 😦 We will see what he is capable of… Count on me I will report you what I can dig out! 😉 I will be your eyes… erm, I don’ really wish you to have my eyes because I am almost blind (that s what I told the guy at Orange here when I bought a phone and I wanted a big screen 😉 ). As I usually say: j’ai 2 yeux gauches ! 😛

And tonight what I am doing… I think I am going to drink few pints… I will see you tomorrow! Enjoy your week end. Here it is bank holiday on Monday but unfortunately I will work.





the worst or the worst of the worst

1 05 2008

Song of the day: Big Calm by Morcheeba

Today is voting day here in London (in french). Londoners (7 millions de mecs!) need to decide who they want as Mayor of Greater London. The current mayor is Ken Livingston or Ken the red: left wing maybe a bit communist (labour party here), elected twice and asking for a third – does he knoe Jamais 2 sans 3 ! 😉 He has created the congestion charge, the tax that you need to pay of you drive through London. It is about £8 and there is cameras everywhere to catch your number and remind you by letter that you didn’t pay! He now wants to make the big polluters like the SUV drivers to pay more… Go Ken!!!

Against him, you can find Boris (conservative party) as his main rival. His real name is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson… Brilliant, joker but without experience who is elected in a county where any conservative is elected unless he has 1 leg and comes from Mars!

Que le meilleurs gagne !





Good news or bad news

24 04 2008

Song of the day: Little boxes by Malvina Reynolds – original opening theme of the TV serie called Weeds broadcasted by Showtime in the US and Canal+ in France I believe (here I don’t know I look onto internet 🙂 ). This show is really really good.They already made 3 seasons. Watch at least the 1st one once! Check it out here.

Do you know ASDA? ASDA is one of the various grocery stores in England among others like Waitrose, Tesco, Morrison’s, Sainsbury, Lidl and Aldi. It is affiliated to the US giant Wal*Mart. All their ads are about how cheap they are. That is where I shop online as there is one in my neighborhood and it is opened 24/7… like in the US! 😦 Now, they are looking for a new representative to replace Rooney’s wife. Guess who they are thinking of…??? Carla Bruni!!! Yes, I am not lying to you and you can find the proof here and here with more insights. Ils sont fous ces anglais!

In the meantime in Germany….
a publisher will sell the 1st paper copy of Wikipedia! You can find more information here in Le Monde. And that is where I learn that German is the 2nd language after English into Wikis!! Good job! Wikipedia (including Wikimedia, wikictionary, wikiquote,…) is really a good website. This where I always go first when I look for some details about a city, a country I want to visit, a word (Wikictionary), a concept, a tv serie,… Anything!!!





Revolution

7 04 2008

Song of the day: Another Brick in the Wall by the Pink Floyd

Please follow these kids (song of the day), have a revolution for something. Changes sometimes are good, even needed… In Revolution, you have evolution like the Human rights as a result of the French revolution (ok, I go extreme but you know me, don’t you?). Even if that is a small stand you do, it is still something that can lead to some greater things. All is about small thing like the urban legend 🙂 that says that a butterfly can provoke a tsunami on the other side of the Ocean ( F***ing papillon 😉 )!

Sometimes, just remind people what a recycle bin is for or being polite isn’t a miracle and everyone can do it, or a smile doesn’t cost a penny or money is not all or Sarkozy isn’t god ( 😉 ) or other people worth meeting them even if you don’t like them at first or pubs are a great social place!  I am sure you have your own idea. I trust you. I know what you are capable of. Sometimes I just like grumble about anything. I think it is needed because it makes you feel better once you say it out loud. People might disagree but at the end, after one sleep, they will understand why you said it and this make people move! The future is with us! 😀

Vote for me! … No I am just kidding! 😀