+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 16 FirstFirst 1 5 15 16 LastLast
Results 81 to 100 of 312

Thread: Ça Chauffe!

  1. Link to Post #81
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    French Farmers Sow Grass in Fields to Protest China Buying Up Thousands of Acres of Countryside


    GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images

    Breitbart
    By Jack Montgomery
    3 Sep 2018227

    French farmers lit flares and sowed grass seeds on land bought up by firms from China, complaining locals are being squeezed out of the countryside by foreign investors.

    Around a hundred farmers converged on land near Châtillon-sur-Indre in the Loire valley, where China’s Hongyang consortium has bought more than 2,000 acres of farmland.

    It bought 4,200 acres in the region in 2016, and all told, the Chinese have purchased an estimated €76 billion (£68bn/$88bn) in French land since 2010, including a large number of Bordeaux vineyards — up from 30 châteaux in 2012 to over 160 today, according to The Times.
    “The land is there to provide for farmers’ families and to produce food,” complained Laurent Pinatel, a spokesman for the Small Farmers’ Confederation.
    “The [Chinese] owners have come here to make a profit, to speculate on agriculture while monopolising the land,” Mr Pinatel.
    Left-wing MP Jean-Paul Dufrègne was supportive, commenting:
    “Land prices are being pushed up to three times the market value.”
    He added:
    “The consequence is simple. It makes land unaffordable to young farmers.”
    Dufrègne is pressuring France’s globalist president, Emmanuel Macron, to regulate Chinese land purchases — but his background as a banker at Rothschild & Cie and globalist political views makes him an unlikely champion for such a cause.

    Across the English Channel, the United Kingdom is experiencing a similar phenomenon — although it is more pronounced in urban areas than the countryside.

    Reporting has focused on how the Qatari dictatorship, in particular, has bought up huge swathes of the British capital, with the Daily Mail noting in 2017 that their 24 million square feet of property puts them ahead of the City of London and even Queen Elizabeth II in terms of total real estate.

    Quote
    Bloomberg‏Verified account @business

    Qatar seals the deal for control of London's Canary Wharf http://bloom.bg/1Ke393D


    6:15 AM - 30 Jan 2015
    9 replies 97 retweets 41 likes
    This has not only helped to drive prices in the capital to astronomical heights, but left the British government in a difficult position diplomatically — as the Qatari government is accused of being a major sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism internationally, and has been increasingly isolated by the United States and even Saudi Arabia.
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  2. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    avid (3rd September 2018), Bill Ryan (3rd September 2018), Deux Corbeaux (20th September 2018), Flash (3rd September 2018), Foxie Loxie (3rd September 2018), peterpam (5th December 2018), seko (20th September 2018), Star Mariner (7th September 2018)

  3. Link to Post #82
    Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    26th December 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    9,562
    Thanks
    37,831
    Thanked 52,731 times in 8,858 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Same thing is happening in Quebec, lots of land bought by Chinese or large corporation which had nothing to do with farming and are now turning to industrial farming

    The government did put a moratorium on land sale to foreigners. But not on corporate take over.

    Quote Posted by Hervé (here)
    French Farmers Sow Grass in Fields to Protest China Buying Up Thousands of Acres of Countryside


    GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images

    Breitbart
    By Jack Montgomery
    3 Sep 2018227

    French farmers lit flares and sowed grass seeds on land bought up by firms from China, complaining locals are being squeezed out of the countryside by foreign investors.

    Around a hundred farmers converged on land near Châtillon-sur-Indre in the Loire valley, where China’s Hongyang consortium has bought more than 2,000 acres of farmland.

    It bought 4,200 acres in the region in 2016, and all told, the Chinese have purchased an estimated €76 billion (£68bn/$88bn) in French land since 2010, including a large number of Bordeaux vineyards — up from 30 châteaux in 2012 to over 160 today, according to The Times.
    “The land is there to provide for farmers’ families and to produce food,” complained Laurent Pinatel, a spokesman for the Small Farmers’ Confederation.
    “The [Chinese] owners have come here to make a profit, to speculate on agriculture while monopolising the land,” Mr Pinatel.
    Left-wing MP Jean-Paul Dufrègne was supportive, commenting:
    “Land prices are being pushed up to three times the market value.”
    He added:
    “The consequence is simple. It makes land unaffordable to young farmers.”
    Dufrègne is pressuring France’s globalist president, Emmanuel Macron, to regulate Chinese land purchases — but his background as a banker at Rothschild & Cie and globalist political views makes him an unlikely champion for such a cause.

    Across the English Channel, the United Kingdom is experiencing a similar phenomenon — although it is more pronounced in urban areas than the countryside.

    Reporting has focused on how the Qatari dictatorship, in particular, has bought up huge swathes of the British capital, with the Daily Mail noting in 2017 that their 24 million square feet of property puts them ahead of the City of London and even Queen Elizabeth II in terms of total real estate.

    Quote
    Bloomberg‏Verified account @business

    Qatar seals the deal for control of London's Canary Wharf http://bloom.bg/1Ke393D


    6:15 AM - 30 Jan 2015
    9 replies 97 retweets 41 likes
    This has not only helped to drive prices in the capital to astronomical heights, but left the British government in a difficult position diplomatically — as the Qatari government is accused of being a major sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism internationally, and has been increasingly isolated by the United States and even Saudi Arabia.

  4. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Flash For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (3rd September 2018), Foxie Loxie (3rd September 2018), Hervé (3rd September 2018), seko (20th September 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018), Valerie Villars (1st November 2018)

  5. Link to Post #83
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Court orders psychiatric evaluation for Marine Le Pen, she slams it as ‘hallucination’

    RT
    Published time: 20 Sep, 2018 11:25
    Edited time: 20 Sep, 2018 13:04
    Get short URL


    Marine Le Pen / Reuters

    French politician Marine Le Pen said a court ordered her to undergo psychiatric evaluation over a series of images she posted on Twitter showing Islamic State executions. She slammed the order as ["insane"].

    The president of France's National Rally (formerly Front National) has released an order saying it comes from the magistrates in Nanterre near Paris, calling on her to “undergo a psychiatric examination."

    Quote
    Marine Le Pen‏Verified account @MLP_officiel

    C'est proprement HALLUCINANT. Ce régime commence VRAIMENT à faire peur. MLP






    2:11 AM - 20 Sep 2018
    426 replies 912 retweets 1,084 likes
    "For denouncing the horrors of Daesh (Islamic State/IS, formerly ISIS) by tweets the "justice system" has referred [me] to a psychiatric assessment. How far will they go?!" she tweeted in response.
    The 2017 presidential candidate denounced the order as “a hallucination,” saying:
    “This regime is really starting to [be scary].”
    French major outlet BMFTV, which also broke the story, said that the procedure was in fact a “common” occurrence. The comment did not go down well with Le Pen though, who branded the claim “a lie.” Such an examination is required of “pedophiles or [those with] sexual deviance,” she argued.

    In December of 2015, Le Pen tweeted three pictures of killings carried out by IS terrorists accompanied by the text “Daesh [Arabic term for ISIS] is THIS!” The tweets had been a response to journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin, who compared Le Pen’s nationalist rhetoric to that of the Islamic terrorist group.

    One of the pictures showed the body of James Foley, whom the extremists beheaded in August 2014. Back then his family said they had been “deeply disturbed by the unsolicited use of Jim for Le Pen’s political gain.”

    Le Pen later deleted the images. Speaking to French media earlier this year she said that she is being charged for “having condemned the horrors of Daesh.”

    If convicted, the politician faces a maximum punishment of a €75,000 fine and up to three years in prison.

    A number of politicians have lambasted the judges’ decision towards Le Pen. According to National Assembly member Gilbert Collard, the order simply means “the psychiatrization of political opinion.”

    Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini also took to Twitter to express support for the French politician. “A court orders a psychiatric assessment for Marine Le Pen. Words fail me! Solidarity with her and with the French who love freedom!” he wrote.

    Quote
    Matteo Salvini‏Verified account @matteosalvinimi

    Una procura ordina una #periziapsichiatrica per Marine Le Pen. Non ho parole! Solidarietà a lei e ai francesi che amano la libertà! @MLP_officiel #LePen


    4:53 AM - 20 Sep 2018
    344 replies 871 retweets 2,226 likes
    This is not the first time Marine Le Pen has locked horns with the authorities. In 2017, roughly two months before the presidential election, she was summoned by judges for alleged misuse of EU funds. The court said that Le Pen’s staff was fictitiously employed at the European Parliament as assistants. She denied the allegations.

    This July, French judges blocked €2 million of subsidies to Le Pen’s party. Le Pen condemned the move as “a blow to democracy,” since withholding the funding would likely result in her party becoming defunct.


    Related:
    Marine Le Pen’s ISIS tweets: French politician faces 3yr jail term as formal probe launched

    =========================================

    ... what's that saying about "paranoia"...
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  6. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    avid (20th September 2018), Bill Ryan (20th September 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (20th September 2018), Foxie Loxie (20th September 2018), Merry Mom (5th December 2018), norman (20th September 2018), seko (20th September 2018), Sophocles (14th October 2018), Star Mariner (24th September 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018), Valerie Villars (1st November 2018)

  7. Link to Post #84
    France Avalon Member Deux Corbeaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    12th August 2018
    Age
    72
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    3,465
    Thanked 2,466 times in 398 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Again the demonization of a right wing politician the globalists are afraid of.

    Bravo Marie. Bravo Matteo Salvini !

  8. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Deux Corbeaux For This Post:

    avid (20th September 2018), Bill Ryan (20th September 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Foxie Loxie (20th September 2018), Hervé (20th September 2018), seko (14th October 2018), Sophocles (14th October 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018), Valerie Villars (1st November 2018)

  9. Link to Post #85
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    'You have the right to defend yourself and property': Declares Italy's Salvini amidst surge in self-defence weapons requests

    Ilias Voice of Europe
    Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:43 UTC


    Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

    In July, Interior Minister Salvini announced on Twitter that he would be looking at reforming the self-defence laws to allow homeowners to confront intruders and defend themselves with firearms if need be. "A new law that allows the legitimate defence of decent people in their homes is our priority," Salvini said.

    In polls over the summer 39 per cent of the Italian people said they would like to see less stringent criteria for the possession of firearms for the purposes of self-defence.

    The trend of increased weapons licences is not limited to Italy. Several other European countries have seen a surge in licence requests and firearms sales since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015 including Germany, Belgium and Austria.

    Matteo said: "If a burglar breaks into your house, your property or your shop, you will have the right to defend yourself and your property, while the perpetrator and his relatives won't have the right to claim for compensation not even a single euro.

    In addition you don't have to go on a trial for years, and you won't have to pay for anything. The state will cover the costs of those who have defended their lives..."

    These are some of the points of law about self-defence that we will bring to the senate on 23 October"

    SOTT Comment: There have been many high profile cases throughout Europe where homeowners have been jailed for merely defending their property. In Italy, what with the mass migration crisis, one expects this had a strong effect on people's concerns, but a ruling like this would likely be welcome in many other Western countries, where currently the law seems to favor the criminals:
    ========================================

    How insane is that: someone's sane at the helm!
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  10. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    avid (15th October 2018), Bill Ryan (14th October 2018), Deux Corbeaux (14th October 2018), seko (14th October 2018), Sophocles (14th October 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018)

  11. Link to Post #86
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    France deliberately dropped off migrants in Italian woods, Salvini says

    RT
    Published time: 16 Oct, 2018 11:43
    Get short URL


    © Global Look Press Panoramic/ Mauro Ujetto

    Italian anti-immigration leader Matteo Salvini has labeled French President Emmanuel Macron an “international embarrassment” after policemen were spotted dropping off migrants in an Italian forest on the countries’ shared border.

    The right-wing Northern League party leader and the country's Interior minister said the French authorities’ drop off of the migrants in Italian territory “is an unprecedented offence against Italy” and said in an Instagram post on Tuesday that “we don’t accept apologies”.

    A French gendarmerie police van last Friday was seen dropping off the two men, believed to be of African origin, in Italy’s Claviere woods. A French official said the incident was a “mistake” at the hands of the officers who were new to patrolling the area.
    "Abandoning immigrants in an Italian forest cannot be considered a mistake or an incident," Salvini said.
    He went on to question whether international organizations such as the United Nations and Europe “don’t find it ‘sickening’ to leave people in an isolated area with no assistance.

    “We are faced with an international shame and Mr (Emmanuel) Macron cannot pretend nothing has happened,” Salvini went on. “We don't accept the apology.”

    Quote

    RT‏Verified account @RT_com

    ‘We'll close our airports!’ Salvini resists Germany’s plans to send migrants back to Italy https://on.rt.com/9fzb

    video at link (<---)

    6:42 AM - 8 Oct 2018
    26 replies 62 retweets 132 likes
    It is the latest spat in an ongoing war of words between France and Italy over the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

    Salvini in July demanded France’s apology after it criticized the Italian government’s “cynical and irresponsible” decision to stop a rescue boat with more than 600 migrants on board from docking in Italy.

    After 30 hours of it being stalled in the Mediterranean, the Aquarius ship eventually headed for Spain after it announced it would take in the migrants. Salvini claimed France’s criticism was hypocritical given Paris had failed on its pledge under a 2015 EU redistribution scheme to take in 10,000 refugees as it has only taken in 640 as of June 2018.
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  12. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (16th October 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (17th October 2018), mountain_jim (17th October 2018), seko (17th November 2018), Sophocles (16th October 2018), Valerie Villars (16th October 2018)

  13. Link to Post #87
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Echoing the thalidomide scandal, until the real cause is discovered, here is a preamble - to the main article that follows - to the story of a French scientist and whistle blower:

    La scientifique qui a alerté sur les bébés nés sans bras en passe de perdre son emploi

    20/10/2018 à 16h51


    Illustration - LOIC VENANCE / AFP

    Emmanuelle Amar s'est vu notifier mardi 16 octobre, avec cinq autres collaborateurs, son licenciement pour raisons économiques du Registre des malformations en Rhône-Alpes (Remera).

    Trois mois après la publication d'un rapport sur des anomalies réductionnelles des membres constatées chez des enfants nés dans l'Ain, le Registre des malformations congénitales en Rhône-Alpes a annoncé qu'il fermera ses portes le 31 décembre prochain. Faute de subventions suffisantes de la part de l'Etat et du CHU de Lyon, cette structure, dirigée par l'épidémiologiste Emmanuelle Amar, cessera donc ses activités, douze ans après sa création.

    Une décision qui passe mal pour la scientifique qui s'est exprimée à plusieurs reprises depuis la rentrée sur les nombreux cas d'enfants nés sans bras dans trois départements français (la Bretagne, l'Ain et les Pays de la Loire) entre 2009 et 2014. Contactée par France Info, elle explique ne pas croire aux motifs économiques invoqués pour expliquer son licenciement ainsi que celui de ses cinq collaborateurs.
    "On veut se débarrasser d'une petite structure qui a des velléités de transparence sur les rapports d'activité, financiers, et sur les alertes", estime-t-elle.
    Après des alertes répétées depuis 2014 sur la naissance énigmatique de sept enfants nés sans bras ou sans main dans un rayon de 17km dans l'Ain, Santé Publique France a rendu ses conclusions le 4 octobre dernier. L'organisme, qui remet en cause la méthodologie utilisée par le Remera, a estimé qu'aucun facteur commun ne se distinguait de manière significative pour pouvoir expliquer ces malformations.


    Translation:
    Emmanuelle Amar was notified Tuesday, October 16, with five other employees, of her dismissal for economic reasons from the Register of malformations in Rhône-Alpes (Remera).

    Three months after the publication of a report on abnormalities of limbs reduction observed in children born in the Ain, the Congenital Malformation Registry in Rhône-Alpes announced that it will close its doors on December 31st. In the absence of sufficient subsidies from the State and the University Hospital of Lyon, this structure, led by the epidemiologist Emmanuelle Amar, will cease its activities, twelve years after its creation.

    A decision that wrongs the scientist who has expressed her findings several times since the start of the fall on the many cases of children born without arms in three French departments (Brittany, Ain and Pays de la Loire) between 2009 and 2014. Contacted by France Info, she explains that she does not believe in the economic reasons invoked to explain her dismissal as well as that of her five employees.
    "They [government] want to get rid of a small structure that has ambitions of transparency on reports of activities, finances and alerts," she said.
    After repeated warnings since 2014 about the enigmatic birth of seven children born without arms or hand in a 17km radius in the Ain, Santé Publique France delivered its conclusions on October 4th. The body, questioning the methodology used by the Remera, found that no common factor was significantly different to explain these malformations.

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    In short, they wanted to get rid of her via terminating fundings for the small organization she was heading.

    Then, all of a sudden, a 180 degree volte-face occurred:

    Pesticides? Genetics? France launches probe after more birth defects cases revealed

    RT
    Published time: 31 Oct, 2018 19:24
    Edited time: 31 Oct, 2018 19:36
    Get short URL


    © Flickr / Government of Alberta

    A nationwide investigation has been launched in France amid growing concern at the increased number of instances of babies being born with birth defects, like missing or malformed arms, sparking a public health scare.

    Assuring citizens that nothing “is being hidden from you,” head of Public Health France Francois Bourdillon told RTL radio listeners that an investigation was already underway and that results were expected in about three months.

    “We will look at all suspect cases,” he assured.

    The condition, a type of agenesis, is where the upper limbs of a fetus fail to form correctly during pregnancy. Those affected can be born with missing upper limbs, forearms, hands, or fingers.

    An initial inquiry into rural clusters of babies being born with such defects between 2009 and 2014, concluded in October and said that the cases were not significantly higher than the national average and without a common cause.

    However, confidence that the French authorities had a handle on the crisis took another blow on Monday night, after 11 fresh cases of babies born with arm defects were reported to have occurred between 2000 and 2014, this time in the eastern region of Ain, near the Swiss border.

    Seven of the babies in Ain had all been born within 17 km of the village of Druillat during the time period.

    Two other areas had been previously identified as having statistically “excessive” defects in clusters in north-west France, with four cases in Brittany and a further three in nearby Loire-Atlantique.

    Vowing to get to the bottom of the mystery, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Tuesday that no cause was being ruled out.

    “It’s maybe something environmental, it’s maybe what [pregnant mothers] ate, it’s perhaps what they breathed in,” she said.

    Remera, a public body that looks at malformation, carried out its own investigation in the Ain area. While no exact cause has been found, the body believes the answer “revolves around agriculture,” meaning pesticides.

    While no environmental or pharmaceutical cause has yet been linked to the French defects, the scare bears similarities to the Thalidomide scandal.

    Marketed in the 1950s and 60s to alleviate morning sickness, the drug’s link to fetal limb malformation only became known after years of marketing and use.

    Related:
    Epilepsy drug linked to 4,100 severe birth defects – French health authorities

    Bébés sans bras : la lanceuse d’alerte Emmanuelle Amar reçoit une dizaine de lettres par jour de parents concernés



    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  14. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    avid (1st November 2018), Bill Ryan (31st October 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (1st November 2018), Flash (1st November 2018), onawah (21st November 2018), seko (17th November 2018), Sophocles (31st October 2018), Valerie Villars (1st November 2018)

  15. Link to Post #88
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Protests over fuel prices threaten to bring France to a standstill

    Kim Willsher The Guardian
    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:58 UTC



    The French president, Emmanuel Macron, faces a new challenge this weekend as a motorist protest movement threatens to bring the country to a standstill.

    The so-called gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protest movement has no official organisation, no identified leader and no political affiliation. Instead, it has been almost entirely coordinated on social media.

    As a result, the French authorities fear the location of the protests is almost impossible to pin down and nobody has a clue how many people will turn up.

    On Friday, the prime minister, Édouard Philippe, said the gilets jaunes were free to protest but blocking the country was "obviously not acceptable".

    A call to action across France in protest at the rising cost of diesel and petrol, has sparked vigorous support on Facebook, where the Blocage 17 Novembre 2018 page, has almost 25,000 followers. The group states: "We point out that we are not part of any organisation (or political party). This event comes about only from the French people."

    The "yellow vests" are named after the hi-vis tops motorists are obliged to carry in their vehicles under French law in case of a breakdown. France has a long history of citizens taking to the streets to force the hands of successive governments over the past 50 years.

    Macron has defended the rise in taxes on fuel next year, which comes after a 23% rise in the cost of diesel and 15% in petrol in the past year. Ministers say price increases are mainly due to higher wholesale oil prices globally. But there is anger about taxes on fuel that have risen incrementally since 2014. Diesel is due to be taxed another 6.5 cents per litre and petrol by 2.9 cents in France from January.

    The government says its transport policy is aimed at long-term "ecological transition" and encouraging more environment-friendly vehicles.

    "I prefer taxing fuel to taxing labour," Macron said last week. "People complaining about rising fuel prices are the same ones who complain about pollution and how their children suffer."

    Critics say the rising fuel prices hits workers who depend on cars to get to and from their jobs particularly in the countryside. The dispute has sparked a rift between the city "elite" and the rural poor in France, where Macron has been labelled the president of the rich because of his tax breaks for business.

    Laurent Wauquiez, the leader of the opposition centre-right Les Républicains, tweeted: "You have to be completely out of touch with reality not to understand that taxing fuel is taxing those who work."

    The economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, has spent recent days promoting the government's financial incentives for drivers to move away from diesel. These include a rebate for owners who trade in vehicles for a more environmentally friendly model.

    There is also an "ecological bonus" for drivers who rent or buy new electric vehicles. Protesters struggling to meet the rising cost of fuel say this does not help them in the short term.

    While go-slow actions will be tolerated during the demonstration, police have been ordered to break up any protests that bring roads to a standstill.

    A poll by Elabe for BFM TV on Wednesday suggested 73% of French people supported the protests and 70% said the government should scrap the fuel price rises.
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  16. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    avid (18th November 2018), Bill Ryan (17th November 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (17th November 2018), genevieve (17th November 2018), Keyholder (4th December 2018), meeradas (17th November 2018), muxfolder (5th December 2018), seko (17th November 2018), Sophocles (17th November 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018), Valerie Villars (17th November 2018)

  17. Link to Post #89
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Over 400 People Injured in France in Protests Against Fuel Prices Rise (PHOTO)

    Sputnik Europe
    15:27 18.11.2018
    (updated 15:28 18.11.2018)


    © Sputnik / Julien Mattia

    PARIS (Sputnik) - More than 400 people have suffered injuries in France in the protests against fuel prices hikes, French Interior Minister Cristophe Castaner has stated.

    "During the protests, 409 people were injured, while 14 of them suffered grave injuries," Castaner was broadcast as saying by French radio station RTL.

    He specified that 28 police officers, gendarmes and firefighting units officers had suffered injuries.

    Castaner assessed the number of protesters at over 287,000 people, saying that protests had been held in over 2,000 French cities and villages.

    Quote HUGO TOULOUSE FM ✌🏻‏ @HUGOTOULOUSEFM
    Du monde dans les rues aujourd’hui à Toulouse #17novembre2018 #GiletsJaunes

    4:42 AM - 17 Nov 2018 from Toulouse, France
    According to the interior minister, 282 people were detained in the course of the protests, while 157 of them were placed in custody.

    Large-scale protests were held across the country on November 17, leaving one woman dead in the eastern French Isere department. The rioters, wearing high-visibility yellow waistcoats, were blocking traffic.

    La France En Marche: Mass protests against rising taxes in France, 17 November 2018

    The protests have been triggered by a fuel prices hike in France. While the price of diesel has risen by around 23per cent, and the petrol price has seen a 15 percent rise in 2018, and a further rise is set to happen on January 1, 2019, with the petrol price going up by 2.9 cents per liter, and the diesel price rising by 6.5 cents per liter.


    Related:
    France Protests Recap: 1 Dead, 200+ Injured Over Gas Price Hike (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  18. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    avid (18th November 2018), Bill Ryan (18th November 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (18th November 2018), onawah (21st November 2018), seko (2nd December 2018), Sophocles (18th November 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018)

  19. Link to Post #90
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Why Drivers Are Leading a Protest Movement Across France

    Feargus O'Sullivan CityLab
    Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:23 UTC
    SOTT Comment: Barely 18 months into his presidency, open rebellion has erupted in France. Now entering its fifth day, hundreds of thousands of people are protesting rising prices and taxes by donning the fluorescent yellow reflective vests all drivers are mandated to store in their vehicles at all times, giving this grassroots movement the name 'Gilets Jaunes' (yellow vests).
    Protests occur regularly in France, and strikes of course - nobody does strikes quite like the French - but what stands out about this particular movement is that it's genuinely grassroots. No trade unions, no NGOs, no politicians, and no think-tanks were involved in promoting, leading or sponsoring it. It has no leadership and no spokesman. It doesn't even have a website...


    France may have a tradition of boisterous protest, but this weekend's mass demonstrations against gas tax increases have still managed to take the country by surprise.

    On Saturday and Sunday, at least 280,000 protesters took to the streets in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the country, burning cars, blockading highways and fuel depots, and engaging in battles with police and motorists as they demonstrated against planned rises in gas and diesel taxes. So far, over 400 people have been injured in the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement - so named because the protesters are wearing the high-viz vests that French drivers are obliged to carry in case of emergencies. On Saturday, one was even killed after being run over by a panicked driver. The movement shows no signs of letting up, however, with protests continuing Monday and more major protest days planned for later in the month.

    It's not just the protests' fierceness and geographic spread that have taken the country by surprise - French media reported more than 2,000 separate rallies occurring across the country. Unusually, the Yellow Vests is a grassroots mass protest movement with no explicit wider political agenda or links to existing groups. Having organized themselves via social media since May (when the movement was sparked by an online petition), the Yellow Vests have arrived somewhat out of the blue.

    There is also no clear media consensus as to what they are protesting beyond the cost of gas. To some observers, the protesters are primarily angry about what they see as President Emmanuel Macron's apparent indifference toward tough conditions for working people. To others, the movement is evidence of a middle-class backlash. Meanwhile, it's not automatically easy to say whether the protest cleaves more to the left or the right.


    A man wears a mask with the likeness of French president Emmanuel Macron in Haulchin, France. © Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

    The core issue that the Yellow Vests have rallied around is clear enough, at least. Earlier this year, Macron announced tax increases on fuel, due to be introduced in January. If the plans go ahead, gas taxes will rise by €0.029 per liter ($0.12 a gallon) and taxes on diesel - a fuel once heavily promoted in France that is now being proactively phased out - will rise to €0.065 a liter ($0.24 a gallon). These taxes come on the heels of already steep rises in fuel costs over the past few years, leaving the government open to accusations that it is squeezing already stretched workers in a way that shows indifference to their living conditions.

    The tax rises appear to fit within a pro-Green agenda espoused by Macron's government, in a country where attitudes to road transit and carbon emissions are changing fast. Macron has already pledged to ban all gasoline-fueled cars by 2040, and it seems that local authorities are getting on board with the changes needed to meet that goal. This month, most of the Paris region pledged to start phasing out all but the newest diesel and gas-fueled vehicles.



    A cross-party consensus seems to be developing on these issues, but in protesting the government's planned tax rises, the Gilets Jaunes have avoided an explicitly anti-Green stance. They have pointed out that, while the rises are being presented partly as a form of carbon tax promoting a shift toward cleaner energy sources, only 20 percent of the tax actually goes toward supporting the country's transition to cleaner energy. The fact that France's fuel taxes are not the highest in Europe, and are actually lower than Germany's, doesn't change the widely felt impression that drivers are being squeezed by a government that is not entirely practicing what it preaches.

    Given the scale of the protests and the speed at which the movement has grown, there's still likely more powering the anger of the Gilets Jaunes than just the cost of fuel alone. The group doesn't seem to be an obvious worker's group. It has gained the support of both leftist presidential hopeful Jean-Luc Mélenchon and some representatives of the right-wing Republican Party, for example, but has not yet been endorsed by any of France's labor unions, or by truck drivers. And while the protesters have grouped around a single issue, there seems a risk that the movement's lack of explicit politics could place it at risk of being highjacked. Already people taking part in some protests have engaged in ugly racist and homophobic abuse against passers-by that, while still atypical of the demonstrations as a whole, suggest a whole cauldron of other tensions bubbling under the demonstrations' surface.

    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  20. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    avid (21st November 2018), Bill Ryan (22nd November 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (23rd November 2018), Houman (21st November 2018), onawah (21st November 2018), seko (2nd December 2018), Sophocles (21st November 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018)

  21. Link to Post #91
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Battlefield Paris: Police hit protesters with tear gas as massive fuel rallies grip France (VIDEO)

    RT
    Published time: 24 Nov, 2018 10:16
    Edited time: 24 Nov, 2018 14:10
    Get short URL

    A truck burns during a "Yellow vest" protest in Paris © Reuters / Benoit Tessier

    Police unleashed tear gas and a water cannon at bottle and projectile throwing protesters in Paris. Eight people were reportedly arrested as the ‘Yellow Vest’ rally against fuel price hikes almost had the city center on lockdown.

    The tense standoff between riot police and demonstrators – some of them masked – escalated as law enforcement were pelted with bottles. Police fired back with tear gas and water cannon spay.
    At one point some streets in the city center resembled a battlefield, covered with what remained of the barricades, which were set up from fences and trash bins. Even the Arc de Triomphe was barely visible due to the thick smoke. Possible smoke grenades were also used as people walked past the smoking projectiles.

    A flipped vehicle was set ablaze at Champs Elysee, with police bringing in a water cannon to extinguish the fire. A nearby café’s outdoor tent was also seen in flames but it is unclear how the fire started.

    RT’s correspondent Charlotte Dubenskij has been caught in the midst of the rally and is giving more updates as the demonstration progresses.

    AP footage also showed one of the protesters being dragged away by police in riot gear. At least eight protesters were arrested for throwing projectiles around noon, Le Figaro reported citing police.

    Apart from putting the city center almost on lockdown, the chaos spilled into the subway and disrupted traffic there as several stations were closed after “malicious acts.”


    Protest in Paris © Reuters / Benoit Tessier

    One of the videos from the unrest shows demonstrators chanting behind the improvised barricades before being forced to retreat as they were smashed by thick sprays from the water cannon.

    Saturday marks the second week in a row that protests have been held in the French capital and across the country. Some 3,000 security personnel have been deployed to deal with the rally in the city alone.

    The unease has been spurred on by rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. The ‘Yellow Vest’ movement, as it’s called, is protesting the measure which is due to be in place from January 1, 2019. The government claims the move is aimed at promoting environmentally friendly practices. However, that has been met with a fierce response from the public.

    Chaotic scenes emerged during similar rallies last weekend, with one marred by a death. A woman tragically died during a demonstration in the southeastern region of Savoie as a panicked driver hit her after protesters surrounded the vehicle and began kicking at it. The driver then accelerated and knocked the woman down. Around 200 people were injured during the protests and over 100 were arrested.

    French President Emmanuel Macron’s policies, including his handling of the economic situation have already triggered multiple protests in France. The French leader also faced plummeting approval ratings amid social discontent with his reforms, such as tax relief for businesses while he plans to cut pensioner benefits.


    More videos at: https://www.rt.com/news/444772-fuel-...aris-scuffles/
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  22. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (24th November 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (24th November 2018), onawah (24th November 2018), Satori (2nd December 2018), seko (2nd December 2018), Sophocles (24th November 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018)

  23. Link to Post #92
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    The Movement of the Yellow Gilets spreads in France, Belgium and Bulgaria

    Voltaire Network | 26 November 2018

    On Saturday 17 November 2018, the “Yellow Gilets” movement sprung to life in metropolitan France and has leapt across waters to the overseas departments and crossed land borders to Belgium and Bulgaria.

    The French Minister for Home Affairs thinks that number of demonstrators would have peaked on 18 November at 17.00 at 287 710 people. There is no other available statistic, so we cannot check out this figure. Furthermore, from the time the demonstrators organize guard duty, it takes absolutely no account of mobilization.

    While the movement is peaceful, there have been sudden outbursts of violence but we cannot work out who was responsible: the demonstrators or provocateurs. Such incidents have been largely reported by the mainstream media in its attempt to discredit the movement.

    In Reunion, a French department and island in the Indian Ocean, curfew had been decreed in 14 out of the 24 communes. The movement is not organized and is building momentum through the Internet. The movement is a revolt against excessive fiscal pressure. It originated in rural areas but has now worked its way into the cities. Most of its members are middle class.

    21 November, French National Assembly: former candidate for the 2017 Presidential Election, Jean Lasalle, deliberately violated house rules by wearing a fluorescent yellow gilet during government question time. The President of the Assembly, Richard Ferrand, announced that Jean will be punished for doing so.


    Translation: Anoosha Boralessa
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  24. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    avid (29th November 2018), Ba-ba-Ra (2nd December 2018), Bill Ryan (28th November 2018), BMJ (5th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (29th November 2018), onawah (2nd December 2018), Satori (2nd December 2018), seko (2nd December 2018), Sophocles (28th November 2018), Tintin (28th November 2018), Valerie Villars (4th December 2018)

  25. Link to Post #93
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    That should go down well: France considers imposing state of emergency to quell further riots

    Alice Tidey Euronews
    Sun, 02 Dec 2018 00:00 UTC


    © Reuters / Stephanie Mahe

    The French government is to consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent riots, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said on Sunday, following the arrest the day before of more than 400 people when a "Yellow Vest" protest turned violent.

    "We have to think about the measures that can be taken so that these incidents don't happen again," Griveaux told Europe 1 radio on Sunday morning.

    When asked whether a state of emergency could be imposed, Griveaux replied: "Every options will be examined."

    Guerilla warfare
    This comes after a dozen cars were set on fire, buildings were torched, tear gas was fired and water cannons were deployed in the French capital on Saturday in scenes reminiscent of guerilla warfare.

    The heavy clashes started shortly before 09:00 CET on the Place de l'Etoile, at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, when groups of people tried to force their way through a police checkpoint set up to prevent a planned "Yellow Vest" protest from turning violent, like it had the previous week.

    The situation escalated quickly with some of the 1,500 protesters ripping cobblestones out of the paved road to throw at police officers.

    Protesters, who chanted for Macron to resign, also sat down under the Arc - a significant symbol of the French Republic - to sing the national anthem.

    Police wrestled control of the area shortly after lunchtime but groups of men then roamed central Paris, leaving wrecked cars and destruction behind them.


    © REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

    Police work around the message, "The Yellow Vests will Triumph" written on the Arc de Triomphe, the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, in Paris, France, December 2, 2018.

    Overall 412 people were arrested and 133 were wounded including 23 law enforcement officers. According to the Ministry of Interior, firefighters dealt with 190 blazes including six buildings which were set on fire.

    Authorities blamed the violence on "thugs" as well as far-right and far-left groups.

    'Let's be responsible'
    Meanwhile, dozens of peaceful protests got underway throughout the country.

    The citizen "Yellow Vest" movement wants Macron to reverse his decision to increase taxes on fuel.

    The nationwide protest has been ongoing for more than two weeks with protesters setting up road blockages to significantly slow down traffic and the delivery of goods.

    Discussions between the authorities and the "Yellow Vest" protesters have been difficult because the citizen movement is not affiliated to any political group or union and has no leadership structure. Furthermore, what started as a protest over the price of petrol has now mutated into a crisis about spending power and inequalities.

    Spokespeople for "Yellow Vest" activists wrote on Sunday that they want the movement to be "the mouthpiece for a constructive anger."

    Although they did not explicitly condemn the violence of the previous day, the spokespeople, who include some of the founding members of the movement, urged protesters: "Let's be responsible and offer the government a door to end this crisis."

    "Far from any radicalisation and in accord with the 80% of French people who support us, let's build a viable and credible project, in the interest of all," they added in an open letter published on Le Journal Du Dimanche
    .

    © REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

    Workmen place a metal panel on the window of a vandalized bank the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel fuel taxes, in Paris, France, December 2, 2018

    'Hungover, bruised and sullied'
    Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Interior Minister Christophe Castaner will join President Emmanuel Macron for an emergency meeting later today upon the President's return from Argentina, where he was attending the G20 summit.

    Police unions have urged the government to impose a state of emergency.

    "This morning, France wakes up hungover, bruised and sullied. Law enforcement forces are exhausted. Alliancepn calls on the state for an urgent state of emergency," the Alliance PN police union tweeted this morning.

    The state of emergency allows authorities to establish a curfew, close down certain public places, forbid traffic and demonstrations in certain areas and can also enable them to censor the press.

    It was last imposed after the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris in which 137 people died. It was extended following the attack in Nice in which 87 people lost their lives. It expired in November 2017.


    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  26. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    Ba-ba-Ra (2nd December 2018), Bill Ryan (2nd December 2018), BMJ (7th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (2nd December 2018), onawah (2nd December 2018), Satori (2nd December 2018), seko (2nd December 2018), Sophocles (3rd December 2018), Valerie Villars (3rd December 2018)

  27. Link to Post #94
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,602
    Thanks
    59,170
    Thanked 93,647 times in 15,313 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    ...

    Watch the video on her Twitter:

    Quote
    Katie Hopkins‏Verified account @KTHopkins

    Macron is considering a #stateofemergency to respond to protests in Paris. Watch the firefighters he will rely on turn their backs to their elected reps & political elite before walking out. They have had enough too. #pompiers #solidarite #1erDécembre


    1,155 replies 9,712 retweets 16,536 likes
    These firefighters turned around from facing the officials conducting some ceremony to present them with their backs and then walked out to express their grievance via a banderole.
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  28. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    Ba-ba-Ra (3rd December 2018), Bill Ryan (3rd December 2018), BMJ (7th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (3rd December 2018), Flash (3rd December 2018), Sophocles (3rd December 2018), Valerie Villars (3rd December 2018)

  29. Link to Post #95
    Virgin Islands Avalon Member TargeT's Avatar
    Join Date
    30th June 2011
    Location
    St. Croix
    Age
    39
    Posts
    7,515
    Thanks
    21,385
    Thanked 39,701 times in 7,043 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    macron considers martial law??

    Hard times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create hard times.
    Where are you?

  30. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to TargeT For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (3rd December 2018), BMJ (7th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (3rd December 2018), Flash (3rd December 2018), Hervé (3rd December 2018), Valerie Villars (3rd December 2018)

  31. Link to Post #96
    France Avalon Member Elandiel BernElve's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd June 2010
    Location
    Gaia
    Age
    32
    Posts
    369
    Thanks
    141
    Thanked 411 times in 108 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    *hit is about to go down in France, there's talk of mercenary deployments paid by the Rothschild Macron Faction that would if needed be deployed to protect his power.

    Many police officers are tired of a 1200 eur/month salary while being hated by the people and always facing its anger. The armed forces are malcontent as well.

    French Military is closely watching and will not sit by and watch. There's a bunch of youtube videos spreading with messages from soldiers warning the people. One of them here:



    Translation: Message to the French People:

    Patriots, French people, The armed forces are on alert, Following the movements of general malcontent, the yellow vests protests, and multiple expressions of the population in despair And the malcontent of the armed forces the gendarmerie and the police

    I want to relay that elements of the (service secret francais de l'exterieure) French Secret Services DGS of ministère of the armed forces Initiates of the DGS better known as 'La Piscine' (the swimming pool) are hence on our side. They are ready to move if necessery

    I'm adressing to all police officers, armed forces, bordercustoms forces, magistrates who will render themselves guilty of doing physical harm to the French people When the government of Macron and its illegitimate presidency will be disbanded by law or by force They will have mercenary troops ready on French soil. We know where they are and where they hide. A small group in the north and a larger contingent in the south. A third group is located in Ile De France (Paris Metropolitan Area). These men are mercenearies, French and foreign, armed and ready to defend the illegitimate government of Macron.

    I ask you to remain calm, and know you're not alone and that we watch I have been authorized to relay this message to you the people. I aks you to massively spread this information Vive la France Vive les Francais

    End translation
    Personal note: I can't claim this is genuine information but this has been circuling the net as per last night or so.

    Special note: Former president Hollande broke the separation of power by decree. So theoretically the French Fifth Republic is now set up unconstitutionally. Meaning, the actual president and his cabinet are unconstitutionally chosen and therefore illegitimite.

    Many Generals have already called for the military to act in order to protect the 5th Republic and its constitution. However France is in tight DS control, its language barrier makes it easy to censor and contain.

    I hope whitehat assets are in place to help patriots in France. US' oldest ally.
    Capitaine Elandiel BernElve
    Lightwarrior

  32. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Elandiel BernElve For This Post:

    avid (4th December 2018), Bill Ryan (4th December 2018), BMJ (7th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (4th December 2018), Hervé (3rd December 2018), Sophocles (3rd December 2018), Valerie Villars (4th December 2018)

  33. Link to Post #97
    United States Avalon Retired Member
    Join Date
    4th January 2011
    Location
    North Texas
    Age
    71
    Posts
    27,723
    Thanks
    28,846
    Thanked 129,141 times in 20,634 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Here's an article (opening post and first comment) on voat, from someone who lives in France and has also lived in the U.S., describing what he's seeing: American on the Ground in France - The Yellow Jacket protests.

    He describes several years of serious insults to the French - life being made harder and more brutal by a variety of asinine policies from both the French government and the EU bureaucrats in Brussels.

    The sh*t sounds bad, wide spread throughout France, and diverse in the variety of ways that "they" are destroying France.

  34. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Paul For This Post:

    avid (4th December 2018), Bill Ryan (4th December 2018), BMJ (7th December 2018), Hervé (4th December 2018), ramus (4th December 2018), Sophocles (4th December 2018), Valerie Villars (4th December 2018)

  35. Link to Post #98
    Virgin Islands Avalon Member TargeT's Avatar
    Join Date
    30th June 2011
    Location
    St. Croix
    Age
    39
    Posts
    7,515
    Thanks
    21,385
    Thanked 39,701 times in 7,043 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Macron backs down, but too little too late?







    Protestors won?


    From gas tax to revolution?
    Last edited by TargeT; 4th December 2018 at 16:07.
    Hard times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create hard times.
    Where are you?

  36. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to TargeT For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (7th December 2018), BMJ (7th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (4th December 2018), Hervé (4th December 2018), Paul (4th December 2018), ramus (4th December 2018)

  37. Link to Post #99
    Ireland Avalon Member pueblo's Avatar
    Join Date
    5th February 2016
    Posts
    225
    Thanks
    656
    Thanked 955 times in 208 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    The protesters have not won.

    This is a tactical retreat by Macron to allow time (for the govt.) to regroup...it is also designed to take away momentum from the protests.

  38. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to pueblo For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (7th December 2018), BMJ (7th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (4th December 2018), Hervé (4th December 2018), muxfolder (5th December 2018), Paul (4th December 2018), ramus (4th December 2018)

  39. Link to Post #100
    Virgin Islands Avalon Member TargeT's Avatar
    Join Date
    30th June 2011
    Location
    St. Croix
    Age
    39
    Posts
    7,515
    Thanks
    21,385
    Thanked 39,701 times in 7,043 posts

    Default Re: Ça Chauffe!

    Quote Posted by pueblo (here)
    The protesters have not won.

    This is a tactical retreat by Macron to allow time (for the govt.) to regroup...it is also designed to take away momentum from the protests.
    not the best method to garnish public opinion, he looks weak and incompetent, this is a loss for him so far if France is truly a democracy of some sort.
    Hard times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create hard times.
    Where are you?

  40. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to TargeT For This Post:

    avid (4th December 2018), Bill Ryan (7th December 2018), BMJ (7th December 2018), Deux Corbeaux (4th December 2018), Hervé (4th December 2018), pueblo (4th December 2018), ramus (4th December 2018)

+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 16 FirstFirst 1 5 15 16 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts