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Ms Trierweiler, the partner of Mr Hollande, has become the first unmarried 'Premier Dame' in French history

05:49 EST          7 May 2012

From a former supermodel with a reputation for partying with rock stars to a twice-divorced mother the French vote for president will see more than just economic policies change.

Valerie Trierweiler, 47, the partner of Mr Hollande, will become the first unmarried ‘Première Dame’ in history to enter the Elysee Palace on the arm of the country’s most powerful man.

The feisty magazine journalist was revealed as Mr Hollande’s lover when he separated from the mother of his four children, the politician Segolene Royal, with whom he lived for 30 years.

She had gained the nickname ‘Rottweiler’ after she slapped a colleague on Paris Match who said something she deemed sexist.

When the magazine put her on its cover under the headline ‘Francois Hollande’s charming asset’, she tweeted: ‘Bravo Paris Match for its sexism … my thoughts go out to all angry women.’

But despite her reputation, she has said that she intends to be more low key than her predecessor Carla Bruni.

‘I will stay among those accompanying,’ she said in an interview before the election. ‘I will bend to protocol. But it will be for me to find my place. First Lady is not something I’ve ever dreamed of. What I’m scared of is losing my liberty.

All smiles: The couple acknowledge supporters after victory in the French Presidential Elections at La Bastille All smiles: The couple acknowledge supporters after victory in the French Presidential Elections at La Bastille

French newspaper Liberation hailed the victory of 'President Normal'French newspaper Liberation hailed the victory of ‘President Normal’

‘I am not seeking notoriety and I am not seeking to grab the limelight.’

She has also voiced concerns at the prospect of losing her independence because of her partner’s new role – and so it seems a wedding is probably the last thing on the to-do list for the new power couple.

But as Hollande, 57, looks to build on his victory over Sarkozy with his anti-austerity reforms, it seems inevitable the French public will also begin to wonder if he will do the decent thing and propose.

Trierweiler says she and Hollande first met 23 years ago when she was a political reporter. He was married with a family, but otherwise leading a fairly routine existence.

Hollande makes much of his roots in Rouen, the dull Normandy city that reflects his desired provincial image as the hard-working son of a doctor father and social worker mother.

In reality, his family lived in the upmarket Bois-Guillaume ‘heights’ of Rouen — until forced to move as a result of his father Georges’s extreme Right-wing politics.

Georges was exposed as a close supporter of a former Vichy official who stood for president in a campaign managed by Jean-Marie Le Pen, later infamous as the Holocaust-denying founder of the Front National.

The ripples from this revelation led Georges to sell the family home and his clinic in 1968, when his son was 14. He retrained as an estate agent and moved to Neuilly-sur-Seine, the Parisian suburb that is Sarkozy’s fiefdom.

The move was so rapid his father binned his young son’s childhood possessions, including a cherished collection of toy cars.

Such a background left its mark. His biographer Raffy traces Hollande’s dislike of confrontation, his desire to compromise and his self-deflecting humour back to a childhood need to avoid his father’s anger and the brutal corporal punishment meted out at his strict school.

Francois Hollande acknowledges his supporters after ousting Nicolas Sarkozy as president in FranceFrancois Hollande acknowledges his supporters after ousting Nicolas Sarkozy as president in France

French kiss: The new 'first lady' Valerie Trierweiler and President-elect Hollande in an onstage show of affection during the victory rally in ParisFrench kiss: The new ‘first lady’ Valerie Trierweiler and President-elect Hollande in an onstage show of affection during the victory rally in Paris

‘Contrary to what his detractors believe, the man is neither cunning nor cynical,’ wrote Raffy. ‘He is simply in a posture of avoidance.’

He was, however, very close to his mother, Nicole, who stood as a Socialist candidate in Cannes in 2008. She died the following year, and Hollande has told friends he will dedicate his victory to her if he wins.

After moving to Paris, the preppy Neuilly-sur-Seine Lycee propelled the hard-working teenager into the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), which churns out the elite cliques dominating French politics, business and society.

In 1974, he spent the summer in the U.S. after winning a business school grant, driving from New York to San Francisco as Richard Nixon’s presidency crumbled amid the Watergate scandal.

He studied the invention of fast food, concentrating on McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken, those symbols of globalisation — and concluded they would invade France, too.

‘I could have made a fortune in cheeseburgers,’ he once told the New York Times. ‘But I finally chose politics.

Ousted: Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni leave the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the president, after his election defeatOusted: Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni leave the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the president, after his election defeat

It was while he was at the ENA that Hollande fell for Ségolène Royal, a young radical. They met at a student party and remained together for 30 years.

After they both became advisers to the Socialist President Francois Mitterrand in the early Eighties, Hollande became an MP in south-central France and rose to become head of the region.

In 1995, Hollande was appointed Socialist Party spokesman and, two years later, elected head of the party, a position he held for 11 years.

Grappling with the inflated egos and vicious factionalism of so-called comrades, he was viewed as someone who ducked difficult decisions and led from behind. ‘He is Mr Conciliator, Mr Compromise, Mr Consensus,’ said one old friend. With his pudgy features and portly frame, he was mocked by television satirists as ‘Flanby’ (a brand of caramel pudding) and Marshmallow Man.

Then came the blow of the 2007 presidential election. Despite his position as party chief, he failed to win the nomination and had to suffer the ignominy of his long-time partner Ségolène Royal seizing the crown in his place, only to lose against Sarkozy.

First Lady is not something I’ve ever dreamed of. What I’m scared of is losing my liberty.

Months later, Royal announced their separation; they had actually split the year before, since Hollande was having an affair with Trierweiler, a journalist on the magazine Paris Match.

The twice-divorced Trierweiler once slapped a colleague who said something she deemed sexist. When her own magazine put her on its cover under the headline ‘Francois Hollande’s charming asset’, she tweeted: ‘Bravo Paris Match for its sexism . . . my thoughts go out to all angry women.’

Royal and Hollande are no longer on good terms — unsurprisingly, since he calls his new partner ‘the love of his life’ in interviews. ‘Can anyone recall anything Francois Hollande has done in 30 years?’ Royal asked bitterly at one point, though she has since grudgingly backed him.

With the help of The Rottweiler, this campaign saw the emergence of a new Hollande.

He lost weight, sharpened his suits and ditched his old-fashioned horn-rimmed glasses. He started to mimic the mannerisms, the talk, even the walk of his hero Mitterrand.

Last year the eternal backroom boy was almost a joke, with just three per cent support in the polls. ‘Can you imagine Francois Hollande as president of the republic?’ said Laurent Fabius, a former Socialist prime minister. ‘You must be joking.’

Then came the downfall of the party favourite, the sexually incontinent Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and Hollande seized the moment he had been preparing for all his life, seeing off five rivals, including Royal.

Glamour: Valerie Trierweiler at the opening of Direct Star in Paris in September 2010Glamour: Valerie Trierweiler at the opening of Direct Star in Paris in September 2010

The defining day came in January, in his first big rally, when he declared his desire to ‘reinvent the French dream’ to 15,000 ecstatic Socialists. His forceful oratory and fierce attack on capitalism took even his biggest fans by surprise.

‘My real adversary has no name, no face, no party,’ he thundered. ‘It will never be elected, yet it governs — the adversary is the world of finance.’

The racy rhetoric was backed by an old-fashioned Socialist programme of higher public spending and hefty taxes on businesses and the rich.

Last night David Cameron, who snubbed Mr Hollande during a recent visit to the UK, phoned the new president to congratulate him on his victory.

A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘They both look forward to working very closely together in the future and building on the very close relationship that already exists between the UK and France.’
Labour leader Ed Miliband, who met Mr Hollande during his London visit, also sent his congratulations.

‘This new leadership is sorely needed as Europe seeks to escape from austerity, and it matters to Britain,’ he said.

‘In his campaign, he has shown that the centre-Left can offer hope and win elections with a vision of a better, more equal and just world.’

Mr Holland wants a change to strict rules which dictate how much member states can spend, without which most observers believe a new European economic crisis is inevitable.

He has pledged to slap a 75 per cent tax on those earning more than one million euros a year, or around £850,000. The move is expected to lead to an exodus of ‘le super rich’ – with many of them likely to head to London where the top rate of tax will be 45p.

Mr Sarkozy and Germany’s Angela Merkel spearheaded the cost-cutting treaty, and many have worried about potential conflict within the Franco-German ‘couple’ that underpins Europe’s post-war unity. Today Standard & Poor’s said that the Mr Hollande’s election would not have an immediate impact on France’s AA+ credit rating.

But they said there is ‘at least a one in three chance’ that it will be lowered before the end of 2013. City analysts said that while stock markets had expected a Hollande win, the results in Paris and Athens could tip the strained eurozone back into turmoil. Mr Hollande claimed that many voters in Europe would greet his election with relief.

‘Europe is watching us, austerity can no longer be the only option,’ he said.

Struggling to contain his emotions, Mr Sarkozy said: ‘I did my best to protect the French people during the events of the past five years, so that France could come out stronger from this crisis.’
He finished: ‘You are the eternal France, I love you.’

He is the 11th European leader to be swept from office since the start of the economic crisis in 2008.

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2140697/Valerie-Trierweiler-Will-Francois-Hollande-make-honest-First-Lady-unmarried-partner.html?ITO=1490

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Valérie Trierweiler was born on February 16th, 1965 (time of birth unknown) in Angers, France according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val%C3%A9rie_Trierweiler

February 16th, 1965

2 + 16 +1+9+6+5 = 39 = her life lesson = Charming.  Idealist.  Keep your promises.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

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February 16th, 1965

February 16th

2 + 16 +2+0+1+2 = 23 = her personal year (from February 16th, 2012 to February 15th, 2013) = Leadership.  Leading the way.

King of Wands Tarot card

23 year + 4 (April) = 27 = her personal month (from April 16th, 2012 to May 15th, 2012) = First unmarried ‘Premier Dame’.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

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Francois Hollande (L), Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, and his companion Valerie Trierweiler sit in a car as they leave a polling station in Tulle during the second round of the 2012 French presidential election May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Sun May 6, 2012          2:25pm EDT

Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won France’s presidential election runoff on Sunday, beating President Nicolas Sarkozy by a clear margin, according to projections by pollsters.

Polling institutes predicted Hollande would win between 51.8 and 52.0 percent of the vote versus Sarkozy’s tally of between 48.0 and 48.2 percent.

Hollande, who had led conservative incumbent Sarkozy in polls for months, would become France’s first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/06/us-france-election-projections-idUSBRE8450AR20120506

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François Hollande was born on August 12th, 1954 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francois_Hollande

August 12th, 1954

8 + 12 +1+9+5+4 = 39 = his life lesson = Charming.  Keep your promises.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

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August 12th, 1954

August 12th

8 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from August 12th, 2011 to August 11th, 2012) = Dominating.  Taking charge.  In charge.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 year + 4 (April) = 28 = his personal month (from April 12th, 2012 to May 11th, 2012) = Bold.  Daring.  Unstoppable.

Two of Wands Tarot card

28 month + 6 (6th of the month on Sunday May 6th, 2012) = 34 = his personal day = Getting people all fired up.  Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

Eight of Wands Tarot card

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March 22, 2012

A 23-year-old Frenchman who claimed responsibility for killing four men and three children was shot dead on Thursday as security forces stormed the apartment where he had been holed up for more than 30 hours, French officials said.

François Molins, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation, said the suspect, identified as Mohammed Merah, was shot in the head as he jumped out a window, firing wildly at the assault force.

Just before noon, officers entered the apartment through a front door and windows that had been blasted out, Claude Guéant, the French interior minister, said. Inside the apartment, the suspect, identified as Mohammed Merah, emerged from a bathroom “firing with extreme violence,” Mr. Guéant said.

“At the end, Mohammed Merah jumped out a window with a weapon in his hand, still firing,” he said. “He was found dead on the ground.”

More than 300 rounds were discharged in the firefight, Mr. Guéant said, and two officers were lightly wounded.

French government ministers had said that they hoped to take him alive.

The assault force had entered the apartment and slowly searched each room using video equipment. Not finding Mr. Merah in any of the other rooms, they came to the bathroom last, Mr. Guéant said. As the police began to inspect it with the cameras, Mr. Merah sprang out and began firing.

“France has just been through an ordeal,” President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a televised address shortly after the operation. He praised the work of French security forces and said the episode would prompt him to seek changes in the law to criminalize travel abroad by French citizens for training or “indoctrination” by terror groups. Mr. Sarkozy also indicated plans to criminalize the viewing of Web sites that “applaud terrorism.”

Mr. Merah, with a history of delinquency, disaffection and identification with Al Qaeda, personified what terrorism experts describe as a violent, homegrown militant who operates on his own _ the profile European terrorism experts find particularly difficult to identify and combat.

A former garage mechanic of Algerian descent, Mr. Merah made two trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan in recent years, and said that he had been trained by Al Qaeda. Though Mr. Merah had initially indicated to negotiators that he hoped to live, Mr. Guéant told French radio earlier on Thursday he wanted “to die with weapons in his hands.”

Mr. Merah had barricaded himself in the apartment building in the quiet neighborhood of Côte Pavée on Wednesday, after police attempted to arrest him shortly after 3 a.m.

A series of explosions and gunshots which began before midnight continued into the early hours of Thursday, when French news media reported that security forces were attempting to destroy a window at the suspect’s apartment, deprive him of sleep and let in the night cold in the hope that Mr. Merah might surrender peacefully.

But those hopes diminished late on Wednesday after Mr. Merah indicated that “if he was taken, he would kill police officers,” Mr. Guéant said.

In the first six hours of the standoff, the suspect fired several heavy volleys at officers trying to enter his apartment, wounding two, though neither seriously. At one point he tossed a .45-caliber pistol from the window, the same kind used in each of the three attacks, and was given some kind of “means of communication,” according to the authorities, presumably a cellphone or walkie-talkie.

“He expressed no regrets, saving only that he did not have the time to reach more victims,” François Molins, the Paris prosecutor responsible for overseeing antiterror investigations in France, said, adding that Mr. Merah said he had planned to kill a soldier on Wednesday morning, and at some point to kill two police officers here.

A top editor at the news channel France 24 said in a televised interview that she had spoken by telephone to a man who claimed to be the shooter in the hours before the police surrounded Mr. Merah’s building. “He was calm, was speaking in very good French and punctuated by Arabic expressions,” said the editor, Ebba Kalondo. She also said he spoke of planning more attacks and of intending to post video of his killings online.

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/world/europe/mohammed-merah-toulouse-shooting-suspect-french-police-standoff.html

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Mohammed Merah, the man believed to be the gunman on a scooter who killed seven people in south-western France, is a 23-year-old French citizen of Algerian extraction.

Before the shootings in Toulouse and Montauban, he was brought to French attention because of visits he made to Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he reportedly escaped from prison while serving a sentence for carrying bomb-making equipment.

He was also known to the French authorities because he had a criminal record for non-terrorist crimes.

Police surrounded him at a block of flats in Toulouse after the shootings, in which three French soldiers and a rabbi and three Jewish children were killed.

According to the French authorities, he said he had sought to avenge Palestinian children and to attack the French army because of its foreign interventions.

He had described himself as an Islamist warrior and member of the al-Qaeda network.

French news channel BFM TV said he was linked to Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride), an Islamist group banned last month in France.

Juvenile delinquent

French broadcaster France 24 said it had received a call from a man claiming to be the gunman.

He allegedly told a journalist he had “filmed all the murders” and that the videos “would be posted online shortly”.

Two years ago I learnt that he had suddenly become radicalised and had left for Afghanistan”

Christian Etelin Lawyer to Mohammed Merah

The suspect is from Toulouse where he grew up on the Izards housing estate, according to French newspaper JDD.

He later moved into the block of flats on Sergent Vigne Street, in a quiet part of the city, where he was surrounded by police.

A neighbour described him as a “quiet man with a beard” who had “never done anything special”.

In 2010, he applied to join the French Foreign Legion but failed on his first day, French magazine Le Point reports.

From a family of five children, the suspect is a mechanic by trade, according to Le Point.

With 18 acts of violence on his record, he was considered a juvenile delinquent when growing up.

However, two of his friends said he was a “nice guy” who “got on well with everyone”, JDD reports.

One of them, Samir, said Mohammed Merah had been seen in a Toulouse night club only last week.

“I served in the army and he never said anything to me about it,” he added.

“I am also shocked he killed North Africans. We can’t believe it.”

Taliban jailbreak?

Mohammed Merah visited Pakistan twice, in 2010 and 2011, French reports say.

According to French newspaper Le Monde, he trained with militants in Pakistan before crossing the border, where at one stage he was stopped by an Afghan police patrol.

How French police tracked down the gunman

Mixed iamge showing scooter, Imad Ibn-Ziate and the appartment block where the suspect is

6 March: A Yamaha T-MAX scooter like the one above was stolen and used by the suspect in the targeted killings. The suspect later asked a garage how to re-spray the machine and how to switch off its tracker device.
11 March: French paratrooper, Imad Ibn-Ziaten, was lured to a meeting with the suspect after advertising his own scooter for sale. The suspect sent an email to arrange a meeting at which he killed the soldier.
21 March: The email address led to this apartment block in Toulouse. Two policemen were lightly wounded when they knocked on the door of an apartment. The heavily armed gunman is surrounded by police.

He was not arrested but the police reported his nationality to the Western authorities, Le Monde says.

Other French sources say he was arrested in Kandahar at the end of 2010 on a non-terrorist charge.

However, BBC News has learnt that he may have been in the region much earlier.

The director of Kandahar prison, Gulam Farooq, said a Mohammed Merah had been sentenced to three years in prison in 2007 after being arrested carrying bomb-making equipment.

The following year, this prisoner escaped along with several hundred others during a Taliban assault on the prison, Mr Farooq added.

Afghan officials reportedly alerted French police about Mohammed Merah’s activities.

In the days before police closed in on him, he was seen by a neighbour praying on a football pitch near his block of flats.

He reportedly became radicalised years ago while serving a brief prison sentence for a violent crime, Le Point says.

When his mother was asked by police to assist in police negotiations, she reportedly refused, saying she no longer had any influence over her son.

French lawyer Christian Etelin, who defended the suspect in non-terrorist proceedings in recent years, told AFP he had not given the impression of being a fanatic and had never talked about Islam to him.

“But two years ago I learnt that he had suddenly become radicalised and had left for Afghanistan,” the lawyer added.

After the first two shootings, in Toulouse and Montauban, the suspect was “in the sights” of France’s domestic intelligence service, the DCRI, along with others, an unnamed official told AFP news agency.

A crucial piece of evidence appears to have been an email account used to contact the first shooting victim, who had advertised a motorcycle online.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17456541

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Mohammed Merah was born on October 10th, 1988 (time of birth unknown) in Toulouse, France according to http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Merah

October 10th, 1988

10 + 10 +1+9+8+8 = 46 = his life lesson = Personal history.  So young.

Six of Cups Tarot card

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October 10th, 1988

October 10th

10 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from October 10th, 2011 to October 9th, 2012) = Taking charge.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 year + 3 (March) = 27 = his personal month (from March 10th, 2012 to April 9th, 2012) = Acting out of character.

Ace of Wands Tarot card

27 + 20 (20th of the month on Tuesday March 20th, 2012) = 47 = his personal day (from his time of birth on Tuesday March 20th, 2012 until his time of birth on Wednesday March 21st, 2012) = Internationally known.  Name recognition.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Mohammed Merah

46814454 45918         63

 

his path of destiny = 63 = Suicidal.  Tragedy.  Living nightmare.

Nine of Swords Tarot card

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19 March 2012         05:50 ET

A gunman has opened fire on a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing three children and an adult, police say.

At least two people were also injured in the attack outside the Ozar Hatorah school in the north-east of the city.

Police are hunting for the gunman, who witnesses said was riding a black scooter.

The attack comes days after three soldiers were shot dead by a man on a scooter in the same part of France.

President Nicolas Sarkozy, his education minister and interior minister are travelling to Toulouse, in south-west France.

The grand rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim, who is also on his way to the city, said he was “horrified” and “stunned” by what had happened.

Israel also said it was horrified, adding that it trusted the French authorities “to shed full light on this tragedy and bring the perpetrators to justice”.

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Monday’s attack happened as children and their parents were arriving at the Ozar Hatorah school, in the Joliment area of the city, for the start of the school day.

The French network BFMTV said the dead included a school teacher, his six-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old school boy.

There is no information yet on the third child killed.

Local residents have immediately linked the shootings with last week’s attacks on the soldiers.

A 30-year-old paratrooper out of uniform was gunned down in a residential area of Toulouse just over a week ago, while two soldiers were killed and a third wounded as they used a cashpoint in the town of Montauban, some 29 miles (46km) away, on Thursday.

All the soldiers were of North African origin.

Some 60 police officers, including anti-terrorist specialists, had been drafted in to help investigate those attacks.

They have been looking for a gunman who was targeting soldiers, the BBC’s Christian Fraser in Paris says.

But if the latest attack does prove to be linked, then it suggests the pattern has changed and, if so, police are looking for a dangerous serial killer, our correspondent adds.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17426313

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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PHOTO: Amanda Knox and her sister, Deanna Knox do some shopping and grab a Jamba Juice. The happily reunited sisters stopped off at a Safeway before grabbing a Jamba Juice drink together, Oct.16, 2011.

December 15th, 2011

The Italian judges who freed Amanda Knox appear to criticize the “obsessive duration” of her interrogation by Italian police and shrugged off Knox’s affectionate antics with her co-defendant in the police station as nothing more than “tenderness between lovers.”

The judges’ comments came in a 143-page detailed explanation of their decision in October to dismiss murder charges against Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.

The ruling freed Knox, now 24, and Sollecito, 27, after spending four years in prison convicted of murdering her English roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. A third person, Rudy Guede, was convicted in a separate trial and has exhausted his appeals.

Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini told ABC News that he has read the court’s reasoning, but does not think it is proper for him to comment. Mignini said that he “believes that the chief prosecutor will appeal the sentence.” The prosecution has 45 days to file an appeal.

The judge’s ruling, issued today, dismantled piece by piece the previous conviction and her 26 year prison sentence.

“The evidence, even if taken in its totality, does not prove in any way that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher” and notes that the evidence was largely circumstantial,” the court wrote.

It went on to say that the judges “do not confirm the hypothesis that there were many people necessarily involved in the murder.”

The very “bricks” on which the judges in the first trial built their sentence of Knox and Sollecito “fell away,” the report said.

Not only did these “bricks” get moved, but there was a “lack of materials necessary for their construction,” the judges wrote.

The case against Knox and Sollecito began to collapse when an independent panel of forensics experts appointed by the court challenged the handling and the validity of the DNA evidence used to convict them in the original trial.

The court challenged police tactics during an all night interrogation that prompted Knox at one point to say that she had a “vision” that falsely implicated Patrick Lumumba, a bar owner she worked for. The next morning, Knox tried to retract her statement.

In the report the judges show they are in agreement with Knox’s defense, stating that due to the “obsessive duration of the interrogations” it is “totally comprehensible that she would find herself in a situation of great psychological pressure -? which to call it stress would reduce it -? which makes one doubt the actual spontaneity of the declaration.”

Knox’s statement is evidence of her “great confusion, and not being able to remember what is being asked of her,” the court wrote.

“If Amanda Knox had found herself in the house… at the time of the murder, her easiest way of defending herself was to give the real name of the murderer, who was present in the house, because this would have made her credible, rather than give a name of someone who was totally extraneous,” the court wrote.

Nevertheless, the court upheld Knox’s conviction for slandering Lumumba.

During the first trial and during the appeal, prosecutors highlighted Knox’s at times odd behavior, like doing cartwheels in the police station and snuggling with Sollecito while waiting to be grilled by investigators. They were indications of the Knox’s icy personality and lack of remorse for Kercher’s death.

The judges dismissed those actions as nothing more than “simply tenderness between lovers.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/amanda-knox-judge-trashes-prosecution-tactics-reasoning/story?id=15161870#.TupLJ2OVpkY

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Amanda Knox was born on July 9th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_knox

July 9th, 1987

7 + 9 +1+9+8+7 = 41 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Icy personality.  Opening up.  Warming up to others.

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July 9th, 1987

July 9th

7 + 9 +2+0+1+1 = 20 = her personal year (from July 9th, 2011 to July 8th, 2012) = Trial.  Verdict.  Judges.

20 year + 12 (December) = 32 = her personal year (from December 9th, 2011 to December 8th, 2012) = American.  America.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Winning.  Victory.

32 month + 15 (15th of the month on Thursday December 15th, 2011) = 47 = her personal day = Notoriety.  Name recognition.  Internationally known.

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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) and French First lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are seen at the end of a lunch with South-Korean President Lee Muyng-Bak and his wife Lee Kim Yun-ok at the presidential Elysee palace in Paris on May 13, 2011. AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

October 20th, 2011

Carla-Bruni-Sarkozy has announced the name of her baby, and it’s one that will very likely be a mainstay in the fashion world or Hollywood 20 years from now.

In a message on her website, the first lady of France wrote: “I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter Giulia. On this happy occasion, my husband joins me in expressing our warmest thanks to all those of you who sent us these tokens of your kindness.”

Giulia is the Italian translation of Julia. Bruni-Sarkozy was born in Italy.

France’s first lady gave birth yesterday in Paris. As the news spread, crowds of onlookers mixed with paparazzi and plainclothes police officers gathered outside the private clinic.

Bruni-Sarkozy and Nicolas Sarkozy wed in 2008, three months after their first meeting. Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, has a 10-year-old son with the philosopher Raphael Enthoven. Sarkozy, 56, has three sons from two previous marriages. He is the only French leader to have divorced and remarried while in office.

Bruni-Sarkozy has become a star in her own right since marrying the French president. She released songs about her husband and appeared in the Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris.”

But with her latest project, she’s being more low key. She and Sarkozy have previously expressed the wish that images of their daughter will not be sold or shared with media.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/carla-bruni-sarkozys-baby-revealed/story?id=14779975

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Carla Bruni, France’s first lady, has given birth to a baby girl at the La Muette private clinic in Paris. Although the presidential couple are yet to comment, the girl is rumoured to be named ‘Dahlia’, according to the UK’s Independent newspaper.

The baby, who has been expected for a fortnight, was born around 7.30pm on Wednesday evening (19th October 2011) – President Nicolas Sarkozy immediately flew back from Germany where he was in urgent talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel about saving the euro. He had visited his 43-year-old wife for around half-an-hour earlier this week, but was forced to leave for the crisis talks. The child, the first to be born to a serving French president, is the second for Bruni – she has a son from an earlier relationship. Sarkozy is already a parent to three boys from his two previous marriages. According Afp, the first lady had not known the baby’s sex and during a pre-recorded interview for French television, due to air on Thursday (20th October 2011), she said, “We’ve arranged for it to be a big surprise. Obviously, a nice surprise”. News of Bruni’s pregnancy was kept safely under wraps for several months, but the couple were forced to confirm the news after intense media speculation.

A singer-songwriter, actress and former model, Bruni made a recent cameo appearance in Woody Allen’s Parisian romantic-comedy ‘Midnight in Paris’.

from:  http://www.contactmusic.com/news/carla-bruni-names-baby-girl-dahlia_1251916

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Wednesday October 19th, 2011

October 19th, 2011

10 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = Giulia Bruni-Sarkozy’s life lesson = what she is here to learn = France.  French.  Courage.  Loyalty.  Bighearted.  Standing up for herself.

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October 19th, 2011

October 19th

10 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = her personal year (from October 19th, 2011 to October 18th, 2012) = France. French. Loyalty.

33 year + 10 (October) = 43 = her personal month (from October 19th, 2011 to November 18th, 2011) = Congratulations.  Welcome.  Hello.  Nice to meet you.

43 month + 19 (19th of the month on Wednesday October 19th, 2011) = 62 = her personal day = Restricted from the public.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Giulia Bruni-Sarkozy

7                            7

 

 

how she obtains her heart’s desire = GY = 77 = Refined.  Sophisticated.

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Carla Bruni-Sarkozy , the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, attends an event at the Andy Warhol Museum with other spouses of world leaders attending the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit September 25, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Heads of state from the world's leading economic powers arrived yesterday to discuss world economic growth during the two-day summit.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was born on December 23rd, 1967 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carla_Bruni

December 23rd, 1967

December 23rd

12 + 23 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = her personal year (from December 23rd, 2010 to December 22nd, 2011) = Wife and mother.  Mother and baby.  Caring.  Nurturing.

38 year + 9 (September) = 47 = her personal month (from September 23rd, 2011 to October 22nd, 2011) = Famous. Name & fame. Notoriety. Name recognition. Internationally known. High profile. VIP. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Limelight. Legendary. Notable. Noteworthy. Eminent. Prominent. Legacy.

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Nicolas Sarkozy was born on January 28th, 1955 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Sarkozy

January 28th, 1955

January 28th

1 + 28 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = his personal year (from January 28th, 2011 to January 27th, 2012) = Giulia Bruni-Sarkozy. France. French. Courage. Loyalty. Bighearted. Taking a stand. Not backing down.

[A person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Giulia Bruni-Sarkozy was born on October 19th, 2011.  10 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = Dahlia Bruni-Sarkozy’s life lesson number.

That it is his 33 year indicates that his daughter Giulia Bruni-Sarkozy will be significant to him during his 33 personal year (’til January 27th, 2012).]

33 year + 9 (September) = 42 = his personal month (from September 28th, 2011 to October 27th, 2011) = Love.  Relationships.  Deep sharing.

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21:31 IST(19/6/2010)

Striker Nicolas Anelka was kicked out of France’s World Cup squad on Saturday for insulting coach Raymond Domenech

“Go f*** yourself you dirty son of  a wh***”
                       Nicolas Anelka to coach Domenech

and refusing to apologise, the French Football Federation (FFF) said.
 
Anelka insulted Domenech in a crude manner at halftime of a 2-0 defeat by Mexico on Thursday.

FFF president Jean-Pierre Escalettes decided to exclude the striker after Anelka said he would not apologise.  Anelka’s insults towards Domenech came after the coach criticised the player’s attitude on the pitch against Mexico before deciding to take him off for the second half.

The player reacted by saying he had words with Domenech but denied having said the foul-mouth comments attributed to him by French sports daily L’Equipe.

from:  http://publication.samachar.com/pub_article.php?id=9384346&nextids=9384346|9385153|9384344|9327126|9384347&nextIndex=1

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Nicolas Anelka was born on March 14th, 1979

March 14th

3 + 14 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = his personal year (from March 14th, 2010 to March 13th, 2011) = Unforgiven.

20 year + 6 (June) = 26 = his personal month (from June 14th, 2010 to July 13th, 2010) = In the news.

26 month + 19 (19th of the month on June 19th, 2010) = 45 = his personal day = The middle finger.  F*** you.  Unapologetic.

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