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Old 07-16-2018, 05:20 AM
 
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Really! Then be glad that Croatia didn't win as I suspect a drunk Eastern European is way more dangerous than a drunk Frenchman. I never heard of French football hooligans.

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Old 07-16-2018, 05:45 AM
 
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Leave us clear up a few things....


First, several years ago now French government passed massive tax increases that mostly hit the wealthy to merely well off. Since the French who have money have been fleeing that country for safe havens.


Two, it is *very* common for French college/university students from certain demographics to either spend at least a gap year in the United States, and or come here for a few years post graduation.


Three, France like many other western European nations has only recently emerged from a serious recession but still is coping with high unemployment. Again as with other western European nations the young (recent college graduates) along with many others simply cannot find work. Much of this has to do with the moribund laws and work rules in France that make employees expensive and *very* difficult to get rid of. Employers have responded by offering fewer new hire contracts, and or doing more "gig economy" hires so they don't have to pay full benefits/taxes and most importantly keep the person on as full time.


Four, the United States has some very generous immigration laws for those seeking to invest/start a business in the USA , EB-5 and so forth.


If you've been to Williamsburg then you might know this new trendy French cookie shop:


Michel et Augustin - Two kooky cookies


https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Ar...e-at-Starbucks


https://www.yelp.com/biz/michel-et-augustin-gowanus


https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/282611


It is *very* difficult and complicated to roll out a start-up in France, especially for various tech companies or whatever. OTOH here it is rather easy, especially if you can get funded your first, second and so forth rounds.


There is a very large French "tech", start-up entrepreneur or whatever you want to call them here in NYC. True many are from better off French families, and or graduates of top universities, well connected, but there you are then.


Then as mentioned you have all those French businesses including bakery Maison Kayser sprouting all over NYC. Yes, while most of the workers are like Starbucks (mostly minorities), the top and manger level often are European.


Mentioned some time ago that noticed far more French speaking persons on the UES and elsewhere in NYC than can ever recall.


The UES from roughly Lexington east to East End Avenue seems to be "ground zero". Every where one goes from supermarkets, wine shops, to simply walking down streets or avenues run into French.


Last Friday night after taking car to garage went to cross Second avenue and a group of five or seven very attractive young French girls were coming up the avenue chirping away in their native tongue. As a few were very long legged with model looks you can imagine many heads were turning. *LOL*
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:00 AM
 
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Manhattan, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires are full of French ex pats who can't find work in France.
There policy leads to brain drains.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:04 AM
 
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And their soccer team looked pretty crappy yesterday. But whatever, it's just a eurotrash dominated sport anyway.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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And their soccer team looked pretty crappy yesterday. But whatever, it's just a eurotrash dominated sport anyway.

Sour grapes because the U.S. cannot play soccer.




Fat lazy Americans choose instead, a game like baseball that allows them to spend 90% of the game standing like statues.

Have any baseball player run around for 90 minutes and you'd have a corpse on the field by half time.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Leave us clear up a few things....


First, several years ago now French government passed massive tax increases that mostly hit the wealthy to merely well off. Since the French who have money have been fleeing that country for safe havens.


Two, it is *very* common for French college/university students from certain demographics to either spend at least a gap year in the United States, and or come here for a few years post graduation.


Three, France like many other western European nations has only recently emerged from a serious recession but still is coping with high unemployment. Again as with other western European nations the young (recent college graduates) along with many others simply cannot find work. Much of this has to do with the moribund laws and work rules in France that make employees expensive and *very* difficult to get rid of. Employers have responded by offering fewer new hire contracts, and or doing more "gig economy" hires so they don't have to pay full benefits/taxes and most importantly keep the person on as full time.


Four, the United States has some very generous immigration laws for those seeking to invest/start a business in the USA , EB-5 and so forth.


If you've been to Williamsburg then you might know this new trendy French cookie shop:


Michel et Augustin - Two kooky cookies


https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Ar...e-at-Starbucks


https://www.yelp.com/biz/michel-et-augustin-gowanus


https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/282611


It is *very* difficult and complicated to roll out a start-up in France, especially for various tech companies or whatever. OTOH here it is rather easy, especially if you can get funded your first, second and so forth rounds.


There is a very large French "tech", start-up entrepreneur or whatever you want to call them here in NYC. True many are from better off French families, and or graduates of top universities, well connected, but there you are then.


Then as mentioned you have all those French businesses including bakery Maison Kayser sprouting all over NYC. Yes, while most of the workers are like Starbucks (mostly minorities), the top and manger level often are European.


Mentioned some time ago that noticed far more French speaking persons on the UES and elsewhere in NYC than can ever recall.


The UES from roughly Lexington east to East End Avenue seems to be "ground zero". Every where one goes from supermarkets, wine shops, to simply walking down streets or avenues run into French.


Last Friday night after taking car to garage went to cross Second avenue and a group of five or seven very attractive young French girls were coming up the avenue chirping away in their native tongue. As a few were very long legged with model looks you can imagine many heads were turning. *LOL*
Oh yes Michel et Augustin... Their hazelnut cookies are divine!! Also agree about the UES. When I'm in Maison Kayser on 3rd and 87th, from time to time I've heard French in there. They love their "pain".
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Sour grapes because the U.S. cannot play soccer.




Fat lazy Americans choose instead, a game like baseball that allows them to spend 90% of the game standing like statues.

Have any baseball player run around for 90 minutes and you'd have a corpse on the field by half time.
Actually watching MLB, most of the players are Latinos from Latin America or the Caribbean. You may see lots of guys that look black but they have Hispanic last names, thus they are "blatinos". lol
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Leave us clear up a few things....


First, several years ago now French government passed massive tax increases that mostly hit the wealthy to merely well off. Since the French who have money have been fleeing that country for safe havens.


Two, it is *very* common for French college/university students from certain demographics to either spend at least a gap year in the United States, and or come here for a few years post graduation.


Three, France like many other western European nations has only recently emerged from a serious recession but still is coping with high unemployment. Again as with other western European nations the young (recent college graduates) along with many others simply cannot find work. Much of this has to do with the moribund laws and work rules in France that make employees expensive and *very* difficult to get rid of. Employers have responded by offering fewer new hire contracts, and or doing more "gig economy" hires so they don't have to pay full benefits/taxes and most importantly keep the person on as full time.


Four, the United States has some very generous immigration laws for those seeking to invest/start a business in the USA , EB-5 and so forth.


If you've been to Williamsburg then you might know this new trendy French cookie shop:


Michel et Augustin - Two kooky cookies


https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Ar...e-at-Starbucks


https://www.yelp.com/biz/michel-et-augustin-gowanus


https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/282611


It is *very* difficult and complicated to roll out a start-up in France, especially for various tech companies or whatever. OTOH here it is rather easy, especially if you can get funded your first, second and so forth rounds.


There is a very large French "tech", start-up entrepreneur or whatever you want to call them here in NYC. True many are from better off French families, and or graduates of top universities, well connected, but there you are then.


Then as mentioned you have all those French businesses including bakery Maison Kayser sprouting all over NYC. Yes, while most of the workers are like Starbucks (mostly minorities), the top and manger level often are European.


Mentioned some time ago that noticed far more French speaking persons on the UES and elsewhere in NYC than can ever recall.


The UES from roughly Lexington east to East End Avenue seems to be "ground zero". Every where one goes from supermarkets, wine shops, to simply walking down streets or avenues run into French.


Last Friday night after taking car to garage went to cross Second avenue and a group of five or seven very attractive young French girls were coming up the avenue chirping away in their native tongue. As a few were very long legged with model looks you can imagine many heads were turning. *LOL*
There was a brief surge in French in the recent past, but I believe thatís been subsiding a bit -with the repeal of the ďsuper taxĒ and last yearís favorable economic growth.

I think the biggest spurt in French speakers that Iíve anecdotally noticed is in North Brooklyn. The Carroll Gardens and surrounding areas one seems to have started up much earlier. It was already sizable a decade ago.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Sour grapes because the U.S. cannot play soccer.




Fat lazy Americans choose instead, a game like baseball that allows them to spend 90% of the game standing like statues.

Have any baseball player run around for 90 minutes and you'd have a corpse on the field by half time.
Something odd happens in the transition of US soccer players from the youth leagues to the majors where very promising young US players quickly lose momentum upon hitting the majors. Itís puzzling.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Something odd happens in the transition of US soccer players from the youth leagues to the majors where very promising young US players quickly lose momentum upon hitting the majors. Itís puzzling.
If you watch the MLS, you'll understand why. I watched both World Cup games over the weekend, but had absolutely no interest in watching the MLS games. The announcers are just BORING. The sport has always had a more European flare, hence why they always have Brits doing the main big games rather than American announcers.
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