The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.


reality triumphs over illusion

reality triumphs over illusion

French businesses ordered to switch off their lights.

The French government has ordered shops and offices to turn off their lights at night in a desperate bid to save vital resources as the country struggles to prevent a looming financial crisis.

From July 1, all non-residential buildings will have to switch off interior lights one hour after the last worker leaves the premises while all exterior and shop window lighting must be turned off by 1 am.

The announcement follows an embarrassing incident for President Francois Hollande yesterday  when employment secretary Michel Sapin admitted the country was ‘totally bankrupt’.

And the bankers continue to believe in miracles, the little darlings.



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6 responses to “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.

  1. OG Reader

    CF – I’m shocked that you didn’t mention that the French government suggests that it’s all the best for the environment to “make France a pioneer in Europe in preventing light pollution, which disrupts ecosystems and people’s sleep patterns.”

    And the City of Light goes dark and they call it progress.

  2. Mickster

    Politicians – what will they think of next? Shower once a week? Mon dieu!
    CF, this is where you trace your lineage back to, mon ami?? Quelle surprise. Those hueggies – give me the celtic bretons anyday

    • Well being the all American mongrel that I am, Mick, I can insult the French, Dutch, Scots, English and Austrians without even drawing close to exhausting ancestors to offend. And if I did, I could start pulling in the Jews. Italians and god knows who else who married into the family – aint America great?

  3. An American In A Foreign World

    Reblogged this on The Founding Fathers Would Start Over and commented:
    Times like these bring about the worst wars and the most suffering.

  4. weakleyhollow

    I guess they should have kept building nucs (oops did I say that?)

  5. Screw progress. Who needs it? That’s just for those looney freedom lovers.