I remember getting into a discussion with fairplay in which I thought he underestimated the importance of the us consumer on france and germany. It seems that French tourism particularly and the economy on the whole is really hurting because of the missing american dollars. Apparently americans spend a great deal more per person than europeans when traveling and as predicted the us imports of french stuff are very important to the french economy. We see that the french business leaders and tourism guys are getting very shaken up. Perhaps it is time for the French to kiss a little U.S. butt. As predicted money speaks louder than words and I predict there will be a little sucking up or a new french government. It couldn't happen to nicer more humble group than the French. Mais Oui, we will rule the new world order we will make an alliance with the russians and germans and gut the U.S. Yeah but we need the dollars.