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The price of gas in France.

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre.
After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van.
However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas.
When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied,
‘Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings.’

I had no Monet

To buy Degas
 

To make the Van Gogh.

See if you have De Gaulle to send this on to someone else.

I sent it to you because I figured I had nothing Toulouse .
~Steve~                          H/T Joseph      

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Today's History lesson. Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville

Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville
Wiki has this to say.
Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (French pronunciation: [alɛksi or alɛksis də tɔkvil]; 29 July 1805, Paris – 16 April 1859, Cannes) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856). In both of these works, he explored the effects of the rising equality of social conditions on the individual and the state in western societies. Democracy in America (1835), his major work, published after his travels in the United States, is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.
More HERE!!!
I always thought Jefferson could see what was down the road for us. But this man de Tocqueville really had his eye on it too. Here are just a few quotes with link for many more quotes.

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“Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“Men cannot abandon their religious faith without distortion of their true nature; they are invincibly brought back to more pious sentiments. Unbelief is an accident, and faith is the only permanent state of mankind.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“What good does it do me, after all, if an ever-watchful authority keeps an eye out to ensure that my pleasures will be tranquil and races ahead of me to ward off all danger, sparing me the need even to think about such things, if that authority, even as it removes the smallest thorns from my path, is also absolute master of my liberty and my life; if it monopolizes vitality and existence to such a degree that when it languishes, everything around it must also languish; when it sleeps, everything must also sleep; and when it dies, everything must also perish? ”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man’s support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“Every nation that has ended in tyranny has come to that end by way of good order. It certainly does not follow from this that peoples should scorn public peace, but neither should they be satisfied with that and nothing more. A nation that asks nothing of government but the maintenance of order is already a slave in the depths of its heart; it is a slave of its well-being, ready for the man who will put it in chains.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

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~Steve~

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You Could Have Heard a Pin Drop

This one has been around for awhile; but, a neighbor just emailed it to me and I think it deserves being brought to mind again. ~LTG

At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country’s prior actions, here’s a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

These stories are good reminders of how proud and thankful we should always be as Americans:

JFK’S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.


Rusk responded,
Does that include those who are buried here?”

DeGaule did not respond.


You could have heard a pin drop.

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When in England ,
at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ’empire building’ by George Bush.

He answered by saying,
“Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

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<strong>
There was a conference in France</strong> <strong>where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"</strong>
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A Boeing engineer</strong> <strong>stood up and replied quietly: "<span style="color:#ff0000;">Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships</span><span style="color:#ff0000;">;</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> <strong>how many does France have?"</strong></span>
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You could have heard a pin drop.</strong> <strong>
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A U.S. Navy Admiral
was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.

Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, “Why is it thatwe always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?”

Without hesitating,
the American Admiral replied, “Maybe it’s because the Brit’s, Canadians, Aussie’s and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.”

You could have heard a pin drop.


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AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE…


Robert Whiting,
  an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

“You have been to France before, monsieur?” the customs officer asked sarcastically.


Mr. Whiting
admitted that he had been to France previously.

“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.”


The American said,
“The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”

“Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !”


The American senior
gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ”Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchman to show a passport to.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

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New Play Has Christ's Face Dribbling with Feces

Theatre de la Ville


A new play at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, on the banks of the Seine near Notre Dame cathedral, features the face of Jesus Christ covered with what appears to be feces.
The play, “On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God”, which runs until October 30, is the story of an incontinent man being looked after by his son.
A copy of a huge portrait of Christ by Renaissance artist Antonello da Messina hangs at the back of the stage and appears to be covered in excrement towards the end of the performance.
After days of trying to get in, a group of about 20 Christian protesters on Wednesday “entered the theatre and threw stink bombs into the auditorium, shouting: “Enough Christianophobia!”
A spectator described the protesters as “very young people who are very angry but very well dressed.” Faced with a police cordon, they throw eggs and oil at the theatre and those going in, chanting in Latin or praying on their knees.
Paris police promptly arrested the protesters.
France’s ministry of culture blamed the demonstration on members of the Institut Civitas, which has called for a mass demonstration “in Christ’s honour”. “It’s insulting at the end of a scatological play to sully the portrait of Christ by making people believe that it’s faecal matter that has dirtied it, wounding so many believers,” the Insitut Civitas said on its website.
In April, Civitas had protested US artist Andres Serrano’s renowned “Immersion Piss Christ” photograph in the southern papal city of Avignon.
But the association of French Roman Catholic bishops not only did not support but is condemning Civitas for “the violence perpetrated during recent performances… France’s Roman Catholic Church is neither fundamentalist nor obscurantist (opposed to enlightenment).”
Dramatic luminaries including Juliette Binoche and Michel Piccoli have joined a committee to support the theatre.
So, covering Jesus’ face in feces or immersing the crucifix in urine is now “enlightenment”!
Hey, Juliette Binoche. I regret ever having paid $ to watch your movies, but I for sure will no longer do that, even if one of your movies comes on TV.
~Eowyn

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A Warning to America

This is a video on the Islamization of Paris, France.
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1fG2oO2X8s]
Did you see those wraithlike creatures — women encased from head to toe in black burqas? That’s America’s future if we don’t do something to prevent creeping Sharia. Why the Left are hellbent in cahoots with Islam, I don’t know. Do they not know that gays and the screaming women of NOW and Code Pink will be among the first to be stoned to death?
Think it can’t happen here? Think again.
Perhaps you’ve received that e-mail with these pics of Muslims praying in the streets of New York City:



The e-mail is correct except for the following, according to both Snopes and TruthOrFiction.com:

  • The praying Muslims in New York City began in 1985, long before Obama became President.
  • The mass prayer takes place not weekly, but annually. Since 1985, the Muslim Foundation of America organizes a Muslim Day Parade event every year which includes a gathering of Muslims at the corner of Madison Ave and 41st Street for Zahur prayer. This year, it was held on September 26.
  • They have a parade permit from the city’s police.  

How long will it be before the praying Muslims do this weekly without a permit, as they do in Paris?
H/t beloved fellows FS, May, Tina, my dear friend Barbara, and Dee H.
~Eowyn

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