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Old 01-09-2006, 08:16 PM
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certainly he is (like father like son). In politics they call it lobbying, in absolute monarchy it's called do as you're told or we start a democracy
Well, if something like that can so easily overturn his monarchy -- then someone hasn't been consolidating their power properly, now have they.

Ok then, who is the boss in Monaco.

If PA is being manipulated (I'm not saying he is or not), who's really calling the shots there?
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:20 PM
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well, I don't know about brilliant. I'd just call it observant.
Ma chere Paca, you are selling yourself short. I think someone should be running for office.

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Unfortunetely I couldn't be employed or elected by neither the French nor by the monegasque government, since I don't have the respective nationality. I would have to marry PA in order to have a say in MC and that is not a likely option (wrong coulour of skin though my star sign is supposed to get on great with pisces ).
Okay, okay...I'll take one for the team...I'll sacrifice myself in order to put Paca's plan into place. However, my star sign may present a problem...but I think it's workable.

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ANother dream of mine is to see a place here were handicaped and normal children are being educated together (similar to what Aktion Sonnenschein practises in Germany) and learn to appreciate each other and also a place where retired people would do things with small kids, since most of the kids here don't have their grandparents living near by and it helps keeping te old integrated and feeling useful ad the young to respect the elderly and learn from them.
I think I may try to convince my employer to hire Paca as our new Director of Policy & Planning. We could use stuff like this in the States too.

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The Pastors are also the reason why suddenly PA is again in favor of enlarging MC again.
Could the Pastors be to PA what Ari Onassis was to Prince Rainier???
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:32 PM
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The article I was talking about is in Das Neue Blatt, November 30, 2005, and the headline is "Fürst Albert – Einsamer Adeliger, ledig, reich, 47 Jahre, sucht ... "
I'll scan the picture of his bedroom for the unfortunate women to see, if I get a chance.

The breakfast picture is also revealing. He has Chamomille tea for breakfast, water in a crystal glass, caviar and something gushy in a bowl, which he eats with chopsticks. Maybe he is trying to cut down on food and uses therefore chopsticks.
Well, if PA is now placing singles ads, maybe he should take a trip to Paris. They are filming "The Bachelor" there... I'm sure some of those ladies would gladly forsake a rose from a doctor for a prince.

Caviar for breakfast?????????? That's a bit much.
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Old 01-10-2006, 01:38 AM
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:55 AM
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Caviar for breakfast?????????? That's a bit much.
He has to live up to his image. Isn't he supposed to be so wealthy and so regal?

However I doubt that he was having his breakfast on the picture because the subtitle said he was having a toast for his breakfast. Who eats a toast with chopsticks from a bowl?

And the caviar could have been black olives. It was just something black in a tiny bowl.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:19 PM
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Well, if something like that can so easily overturn his monarchy -- then someone hasn't been consolidating their power properly, now have they.

Ok then, who is the boss in Monaco.

If PA is being manipulated (I'm not saying he is or not), who's really calling the shots there?
Well he hasn't done it yet and it too Rainier some time as well.

The bosses in Monaco are the Pastors, the Pallancas (btw related by marriage with the pastors, the wifes are basically running the charity show). Also you should count on the Biancheris. There are a few others but they are not so important a present. The Camporas used to be very important, but it has become rather quiete around them.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:20 PM
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Prince Albert II of Monaco addresses his New Year wishes to government members, 09 January 2006 in Monaco.
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I haven't read the article to the pics yet, but he demanded more innovation from the administration. let you know once I read it
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:33 PM
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Ma chere Paca, you are selling yourself short. I think someone should be running for office.
which office? I'd be glad once I find a well paid job that pays my bills.



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Okay, okay...I'll take one for the team...I'll sacrifice myself in order to put Paca's plan into place. However, my star sign may present a problem...but I think it's workable.
Ok, you marry him and I get to boss him around, while you are having a nice Thalasso day? I think you have a deal. At least I'd get to do the fun part



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I think I may try to convince my employer to hire Paca as our new Director of Policy & Planning. We could use stuff like this in the States too.
Thanks, but naw as long as W is in place I'd rather not set foot into the US. I'd probably be immediately arrested for having an opinion that is not his and I don't like his all-inclusive club in Cuba.



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Could the Pastors be to PA what Ari Onassis was to Prince Rainier???
They have already been there with Rainier and grew rich and powerful with him. He trusted them. I heard that he took money from Monegasque families in order to get rid of Onassis (besides of course his deal with the SBM shares, which a French banker thought out for him). So they might be in fact have some sort of honour duty over him, even though the older ones have been burried already. but there are very strong ties, because when Michels daughter (the one married to johny Hallidays son) opened her shop in MC afew years back, PA was there for the opening, which he doesn't do for everybody.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:35 PM
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He has to live up to his image. Isn't he supposed to be so wealthy and so regal?

However I doubt that he was having his breakfast on the picture because the subtitle said he was having a toast for his breakfast. Who eats a toast with chopsticks from a bowl?

And the caviar could have been black olives. It was just something black in a tiny bowl.
Do you still have the article? i'd love to see it just for laughs.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:15 PM
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Do you still have the article? i'd love to see it just for laughs.
My German isn't great but I'd love to see it too...
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:41 PM
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which office? I'd be glad once I find a well paid job that pays my bills..
Any office...one speech and you'd have your pick. And think of what you could earn when you retire and sign a book deal!

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Ok, you marry him and I get to boss him around, while you are having a nice Thalasso day? I think you have a deal. At least I'd get to do the fun part .
Well, being married to him would guarantee me some fun too...:p:) While I do like my spa days, I do have an Master's degree in non-profit administration so I would be taking the charitable work on as my own agenda. With your input of course . Does anyone else think Paca and I just plotted a coup? Can we get into trouble for this?

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Thanks, but naw as long as W is in place I'd rather not set foot into the US. I'd probably be immediately arrested for having an opinion that is not his and I don't like his all-inclusive club in Cuba. .
Don't blame me for Dumbya and Dr. Evil -- I'm from Massachusetts. Personally, I'd like to send them both for an extended stay in Cuba. There are times when I rue the day my grandparents emigrated but right now I don't think the Italians would take us back.

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but there are very strong ties, because when Michels daughter (the one married to johny Hallidays son) opened her shop in MC afew years back, PA was there for the opening, which he doesn't do for everybody.
We'll have to start choosing his friends too.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:04 AM
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I am just wondering why Monaco has a Prince instead of a King. Has it always been like this?
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:52 AM
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Where is the scans from Das Neue Blatt? Has it been posted yet?
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:11 AM
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Any office...one speech and you'd have your pick. And think of what you could earn when you retire and sign a book deal!
Oh, well maybe I just skip the office, do the book straight away ad become well paid secret advisor

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Well, being married to him would guarantee me some fun too...:p:) While I do like my spa days, I do have an Master's degree in non-profit administration so I would be taking the charitable work on as my own agenda. With your input of course . Does anyone else think Paca and I just plotted a coup? Can we get into trouble for this?
Ok, how about you do the money collections and I think up some ways of spending it and when we're done in Monaco and surroundings (because you need to clean up at home first, before you tell others what to do), we move over to Africa .....

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Don't blame me for Dumbya and Dr. Evil -- I'm from Massachusetts. Personally, I'd like to send them both for an extended stay in Cuba. There are times when I rue the day my grandparents emigrated but right now I don't think the Italians would take us back.
not blaming you at all. just don't get why anyone could have been fooled in the first place (funny though how he got elected in the first place, since no one would admit that they voted for him anymore ). Hey, I suppose if everyone who doesn't like him at present would immigrate, he would soon feel very lonely

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Being his wife that is your obligation, isn't it?
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:18 AM
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I am just wondering why Monaco has a Prince instead of a King. Has it always been like this?
Yes there was never a king of monaco. And the title was to my knowledge recognized by the French court, were the Grimaldis used to spend most of their time. In those days MC was much bigger then it is today btw.
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:25 AM
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Ok, how about you do the money collections and I think up some ways of spending it and when we're done in Monaco and surroundings (because you need to clean up at home first, before you tell others what to do), we move over to Africa .....
I like your plan. Especially the Africa bit. It is a sad situation. One feels so powerless in the matter, but I guess if many feel they can do a tiny bit, it amounts to a lot.

Go girls!!!!

p.s. the article is on its way!
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:10 AM
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Well dearest

Here comes the article. Unfortunately it had to be less than 200KB so you can hardly see what is on it.:( If the moderators can make an exception I can post it in a much better size (498KB or even 1000KB).
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:40 AM
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Well dearest

Here comes the article. Unfortunately it had to be less than 200KB so you can hardly see what is on it.:( If the moderators can make an exception I can post it in a much better size (498KB or even 1000KB).
:o :o Please moderators---make an exception-we live for this stuff!
Thank you Donna!
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:42 PM
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Any news from the new press agent? I wonder what she does when there is nothing happening. Have tea with the staff until a new scandal arises! :p

And I wonder what the next scandal will be.

OK I know she also handles the positive stuff too. But there is nothing happening !!! Neither good or bad !!! Paca and you Monegasques!! What is happening in Monaco? Do you have snow? Earthquakes? (Vulcano outbrakes?:o ) Storms? Ocean flooding over the streets? Cars flying into the ocean because of storm? Yachts flying around?
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:04 PM
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Yes there was never a king of monaco. And the title was to my knowledge recognized by the French court, were the Grimaldis used to spend most of their time. In those days MC was much bigger then it is today btw.
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