Dead Hours of Dawn

Able to give as much as others but cheaper, urban models tailored to become the cars of the crisis was said. Worn by the contemporary trend in downsizing (but powerful enough smaller engines, but reduced size record habitability), the “small is beautiful” would also allow general builders, so the French brands, to redress the balance.

It seems that things are not so simple. The latest statistics indicate that the diffusion of small car segment A (Renault Twingo, Peugeot 107 …) caps. As for those of segment B (Renault Clio, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta), which weigh 30% of the European market, they have, according to research firm IHS cited by Les Echos, plunged 19% between late 2010 and late 2012.

“KICKBACK MEASURES TO PRIME THE BRAIN”

At the same time, the entire European market only lost 9.7%. These figures reflect a tad nervous French firms. Launched just last year, the Peugeot 208 has not achieved its objectives. Renault Clio 4, appeared in fall 2012, seems to please, but it is premature to talk about success.

And if there was a problem with small cars? “We suffer from measures scrapping, whose disappearance depresses the market,” argues Lawrence Fox, director of Renault range. Continue reading

“We made ??mistakes are rectified and that’s how we progress.”. This council, Vincent Peillon spoke on the morning of Monday, February 25 to students in a class of CP Roger Salengro school in Gonesse (Val d’Oise), the minister just to apply it to himself. On the issue of school timetables, the strategy of the Minister of National Education is rather to summarize the following line: “We made ??a mistake, then a second and that’s how we move forward.” Irony of a socialist leader commented: “The philosopher should know that we should not confuse speed with haste …”

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Painting of Jon McNaughton (anti Obama tea party painter)

Thanks to this great French radio show, “There, if I am there” I Discovered this painter (Jon McNaughton) who’s painting HAS only one purpose: to denigrate and destroy if possible, politically Barack Obama ..

Will you notice this unashamed use this Mormon That Tea Party support and makes you look Jesus Christ Who Would someone be backing not only the American constitution goal aussi the vision Time of the Old MOST conservative and reactionary leaders. Of course the words of this man are hallucinating and maybe even more distressing That the hateful pictures he paints.

And when to the French interviewers Abebooks web sites him what he thought about Mitt Romney HAVING just bought companies to fire workers and Their make money in saling em just Effective, or what he thought of the fact That he hid His money in tax haven, all what he was finding was to say That It was what U.S. capitalists Continue reading

In the first article we have spent on this blog in the U.S. presidential election and its relationship to the polls, we made reference city, like many other observers, the site of synthesis of the various surveys in the United united by Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight blog.

This site, which already gave Obama the winner a week ago, confirmed and even strengthened its forecasts, did not hesitate to say that the strong support% of the popular vote and 303 electoral votes (against 234 for his rival) Obama has a 80% chance of winning the election! While these results are confirmed, but to a much lesser extent, the site Realpolitics, which gives 201 electoral votes for Obama, 191 for his opponent and 146 undecided. The nuance is.

But Le Monde today tells us that part of the electoral debate in the United States these days focuses on the following question: but who is this mysterious Nate Silver, whose comparative surveys blog seems to make more most authoritative among observers? Continue reading

The law has failed in almost twenty years to bring down the price of the funeral. The economic crisis and the Internet could be more effective. For about a year, the funeral market mute. It develops all share a speech on prices, terms borrowed from the supermarket that seemed far indecent in the area. “Funeral low cost”, “discount”, “cut-price” … Appara t in this niche “first prize” a growing number of operators, storefront or online number;? For price comparison websites that facilitate competitive bidding. And families who can not, no longer want, deal with an average expenditure of 3,000 to 3,500 euros to pay their last respects to their deceased.

Ecoplus Funeral, new string of stores launched by the cooperative network’s funeral Choice, opened a new outlet in Lyon on October 17. Photo: Sebastian Erome for Le Monde

That’s almost twenty years since the communal monopoly funeral was repealed (Act Sweat January 1993), liberalizing the sector. Lower rates expected did not occur. On the contrary: most, the burial societies have increased the bill to make as much selling less. Why deny it? In this particular industry, the consumer, so far little compared.

The price of funerals has risen by a third in ten years, fell to November 2011 the consumer association UFC-Que Choisir, who tirelessly denounced the opacity of a sector whose turnover approaching 2 billion Euro ‘: “The funeral is a painful moment when we inevitably lose lucidity Some funeral operators are able to take advantage.”. Continue reading

Despite the proselytizing Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister for European Affairs, he found Tuesday in the National Assembly a handful of diehards to say no to European fiscal treaty. Among them, twenty Socialist deputies, while the government hoped to less than fifteen and twelve elected as environmentalists and representatives of thirteen Democratic and Republican Left where the front left seat.

Until the end, these officials have resisted the arguments of the Prime Minister, saying that “since May 6, reorientation of Europe is running.” They did not want to hear that their vote could weaken a president already unpopular.

They fear the austerity and refuse to support a text tag, Europe, the way to return to a balanced budget. They informed the parliament when the CGT organized demonstrations in the major cities of France to protest against the proliferation of social plans.

They somehow made a date for the future without the executive or their party dare send them against any threat of sanction. Continue reading