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I LOVE PARIS

 
 
Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 02:14 pm
http://www.mtv.com/shared/media/images/amg_covers/200/drf500/f590/f59020jl30e.jpg

remember frank sinatra singing ...

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I Love Paris


Writer : cole porter

I love paris in the spring time
I love paris in the fall
I love paris in the summer when it sizzles
I love paris in the winter when it drizzles

I love paris every moment
Every moment of the year
I love paris, why oh why do I love paris
Because my love is here


... it seems that he was not the only one in love with paris :

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Paris rat-catchers tackle rodents
The French capital has launched its annual effort to reduce the number of rodents roaming the streets.

The city, with its canals, river and restaurants is something of a rodent paradise, experts say.

There are four times as many rats as humans in Paris - perhaps eight million in total, according to the council.

A city-wide information campaign, followed by inspections, aims to reduce the numbers of rats on the streets ahead of the lucrative tourist season.

"The campaign period - May and June - is chosen because reproduction is at its peak during this time," said Jean-Roch Gaillet, the head of veterinary services for the Parisian police.

"And also because it is before summer, when we have the highest number of tourists." (there sure seem to be more rats than tourists - but perhaps the rats are there as tourists too )

Boulangerie pest

While the city's chief authority on rats does not agree with the local media, which proclaim a rat crisis in Paris, he does admit to getting complaints about the pests on an almost daily basis.


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People walk past the boulangerie at the end of the day and they see rats or mice running around inside the shop, near the food, and they are disgusted
Jean-Roch Gaillet
Head of Paris police veterinary services



"Paris is good for rats because of the River Seine but there is also a lot of stagnant water which is a very nice place for rats," Mr Gaillet told the BBC News website.

He explained that, following a mild winter, rats had started to reproduce earlier this year.

"People walk past the boulangerie at the end of the day and they see rats or mice running around inside the shop, near the food, and they are disgusted," he said.

The Paris council has no fewer than ten dedicated members of staff who deal with rats, mice and pigeons.

The city's annual purge begins with a public information campaign.

"Our primary task is to inform - some inhabitants don't know that they are actually obliged to fight rats," he explained. Laughing

Those who refuse to carry out the recommendations - on cleaning up the area, correctly disposing of rubbish or closing up access holes, for example - face a fine of 150 euros ($234; £118) per offence.




Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/europe/7373998.stm


i hope i'm not going to get pummeled by francis Shocked Laughing
hbg
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 02:25 pm
Re: I LOVE PARIS
hamburger wrote:
i hope i'm not going to get pummeled by francis Shocked Laughing
hbg



I don't give a rat's a$$... Twisted Evil
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 02:50 pm
Okay, it's a rodent's paradise. What's the catch.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 02:53 pm
Vraiment, le ventre de Paris.
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 02:56 pm
J'ai cru que tu allais me dire que tout ça c'était de la faute à l'abbé Mouret.

Mais non, c'est juste un rêve.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:02 pm
C'est le résultat de la curée, et non pas le curé.
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:07 pm
C'est même la débâcle et cela ne fait pas le bonheur des dames...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:08 pm
Peut-être pendant le mois de Germinal.
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:10 pm
Pas si tu restes dans un assommoir ou par terre...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:13 pm
Tout ça me semble d'être une page d'amour, ou bien un pot-bouille
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:15 pm
Je reconnais bien là ta joie de vivre.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:16 pm
Je me sent trop souvent une bête humaine . . .
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:19 pm
Bon, je m'en vais à la conquête de Plassans..
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 03:21 pm
Ah, ça va être le fin de la fortune des Rougon.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2008 05:41 pm
why don't they hire this fellow ?

http://www.wardsmythe.com/pied_piper.gif

he was quite successfull at one time

(but don't forget to pay him !)
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