Tuesday, November 01, 2005

La France

Sunday, October 30th (below):
Perhaps the French are America's best friends afterall. Thanks to them for the help of the Marquis de Lafayette in 1781, Liberte in 1886, superlative achievements in science, philosophy, and the arts and selfless magnanimity ever since. May the insidious Muslim menace not eat your national heritage for lunch.

As if any proof or even reminders were needed, the news soon demonstrated the significance of both the scientific success that France routinely delivers and the serious challenges to its very heritage that France now confronts daily:

"This is sensational," said Dr. Dieter Hossfeld, a professor of oncology at the University of Hamburg, Germany, who was not involved with the research. PARIS (AP) - New research suggests that infection with bacteria from the Chlamydia family may play a role in the development of a type of lymphoma that affects the tissue around the eye, raising hopes that antibiotics may one day prove to be an alternative to chemotherapy or radiation. Study Links Bacteria, Lymphoma Around Eye

Second night of rioting in Paris "There's a civil war underway in Clichy-Sous-Bois at the moment," Michel Thooris, an official of police trade union Action Police CFTC, said. For background, note the photo at left, then try Fallujah, France from CDR Salamander.


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