France Seeks Big Role in Post-War Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics' started by okwon, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. okwon


    By KIM HOUSEGO, Associated Press Writer

    PARIS - Worried it could be shut out of business deals in postwar Iraq (news - web sites), France is drawing up plans to win French companies access to lucrative oil and reconstruction contracts, officials said Tuesday.

  2. he he, I figured they would try that. Let them "draw up" whatever BS they want !
  3. fuck france- what a worthless nation.
  4. Babak


    HAaaaaHAHAHAaaaa !!!

    awww maaan (wiping tears) thanks for the laugh :p
  5. okwon


  6. They will get the contract to shovel the raw sewage.
  7. rs7


    shit...just when I got a new Taylor Made Driver.....Good thing I haven't gone for the Infinity G35 I was about to buy (made by Nissan) Some of this shit is obvious. But Chivas Regal Scotch? Glenlivet Scotch? Wild Turkey bourbon? Glad I only drink Vodka and beer!! And George Magazine?
    These frogs have their fingers in everything!!!


    Just as France is exercising its
    right to disagree,
    Americans can exercise their right to avoid
    helping companies and countries that do not stand with

    Air France. Air Liquide. Airbus. Alcatel. Allegra
    (allergy medication). Aqualung (including: Spirotechnique,
    Technisub, US Divers, and SeaQuest). AXA Advisors.

    * Bank of the West (owned by BNP Paribas). Beneteau
    (boats). BF Goodrich (owned by Michelin). BIC (razors,
    pens and lighters). Biotherm (cosmetics). Black Bush.
    Bollinger (champagne).

    ** Car & Driver Magazine. Cartier. Chanel. Chivas Regal
    (scotch). Christian Dior. Club Med (vacations). Culligan
    (owned by Vivendi).

    ** Dannon (yogurt and dairy foods). DKNY. Dom Perignon.
    Durand Crystal.

    ** Elle Magazine. Essilor Optical Products. Evian. (This one really gets me....People complain about $2. per gallongasoline, but they continue to buy Evian water at $9.+ a gallon.)

    ** Fina gas stations and Fina Oil (billions invested in
    Iraqi oil fields). First Hawaiian Bank.

    ** George Magazine. Givenchy. Glenlivet (scotch).

    ** Hennessy. Houghton Mifflin (books).

    ** Jacobs Creek (owned by Pernod Ricard since 1989).
    Jameson (whiskey). Jerry Springer (talk show)

    ** Krups (coffee and cappuccino makers).

    ** Lancome. Le Creuset (cookware). L'Oreal (health and
    beauty products). Louis Vuitton.

    ** Marie Claire. Martel Cognac. Maybelline. Méphisto
    (shoes and clothes). Michelin (tires and auto parts).
    Mikasa (crystal and glass). Moet (champagne). Motel 6.
    Motown Records. Mumms (champagne).

    ** Nissan (cars; majority owned by Renault). Nivea.
    Normany Butter.

    ** Parents Magazine. Peugeot (automobiles). Pierre Cardin.
    Playstation Magazine. ProScan (owned by Thomson
    Electronics, France). Publicis Group (including Saatchi &
    Saatchi Advertising).

    ** RCA (televisions and electronics; owned by Thomson
    Electronics). Red Magazine. Red Roof Inns (owned by Accor
    group in France). Renault (automobiles). Road & Track
    Magazine. Roquefort cheese (all Roquefort cheese is made
    in France). Rowenta (toasters, irons, coffee makers,
    etc.). Royal Canadian.

    ** Salomon (skis). Sierra Software and Computer Games.
    Smart & Final. Sofitel (hotels, owned by Accor).
    Sparkletts (water, owned by Danone). Spencer Gifts.
    Sundance Channel.

    ** Taylor Made (golf). Technicolor. T-Fal (kitchenware).
    Total gas stations.

    ** UbiSoft (computer games). Uniroyal. Universal Studios
    (music, movies and amusement parks; owned by Vivendi
    -Universal). USFilter.

    ** Veritas Group. Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Vittel.

    * Wild Turkey (bourbon). Woman's Day Magazine.

    ** Yoplait (The French company Sodiaal owns a 50 percent
    stake). Yves Saint Laurent.

    ** Zodiac Inflatable Boats.
  8. Taylormade discontinued their 200 series drivers. Have you tried out their 500 series drivers? They are great! Plus their RAC irons are incredible.
  9. In the words of Marie Antoinette:

    "Let them eat cake."

    Sponge cake of course.
  10. sunnie


    First Hawaiian Bank???? I always thought there was something wrong with that bank, now I know...thanks.

    How about Perrier mineral water? Perrier is the only bubbly I drink..but I'll gladly pass on it in the future - :D
    #10     Mar 26, 2003