May 31, 2020

French Heartthrob and Movie Star Moves to Belgium to Avoid Taxes

Via Telegraph: French actor Gérard Depardieu has set up legal residence in a Belgian village just over the French border to escape his country’s punitive taxes, the local mayor has confirmed. The 63-year-old star has bought an unglamorous-looking former customs official’s house in the village of Nechin, a stone’s throw from the nearest French town […]

French Teacher Had Moment of Silence for Merah

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 3.23.12 @ 12:49PM A school teacher in Rouen called for a moment of silence for Mohammed Merah, the day after he had been killed by French authorities. The teacher, who has not been identified, described Merah as a “victim.” I guess this teacher didn’t […]

French Shooter Dies “Like a Mujahideen”

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 3.22.12 @ 1:20PM As French commandos closed in on Mohamed Merah, he said he wanted to die “like a Mujihadeen.” Merah got his wish as he engaged in a gun battle which saw him fall to the ground from a balcony. So Merah will […]

Report: French Shooter Released by U.S. After Capture in Afghanistan

Via The Telegraph: [. . .] 15.54 Prosecutor Francois Molins said the US army previously sent the Toulouse gunman back to France after he was arrested in Afghanistan. Afghan police detained Mohammed Merah and then handed him over to the US army “who put him on the first plane headed to France,” Mr Molins said. […]

Joan of Arc anniversary draws French president

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, Defense Minister Gerard Longuet, left, and Apprenticeships and Training Minister Nadine Morano walk past Porte de France in Vaucouleurs, eastern France, during a visit Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, to mark the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer,Pool) DOMREMY-LA-PUCELLE, France (AP) — With a big […]