There are certain things we take for granted in life. French Laundry in Napa is a mite overrated. The Miami Clerk's office will fully go to electronic filing "next year". Judges rarely make difficult decisions without racing to their colleagues for advice- which means a person we don't know and have not argued to is helping decide the case. And France has difficulty protecting her borders.
In 1819 a large boulder was placed along the 300 plus mile border France shares with Belgium. About a week ago a Belgium farmer moved the stone about ten feet into France to help make way for his tractor to pass. Suddenly, France was smaller than she was when the day began. Luckily cooler heads prevailed (it's not like Germany was involved after all). The Mayors of Erquelinnes (Belgium) and Bousignies-sur-roc met, broke some baguettes and resolved the matter diplomatically. The farmer moved the stone back and some wine was sipped and all returned to normal.
THE FACDL HAS A STATEMENT:
"Please pay your dues". Just kidding. Here is the real statement:
Thu, May 6, 12:31 PM (2 days ago)