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Why 112 Cars Are Burning Everyday
Time Online ^ | 10/21/06 | Charles Bremner

Posted on 10/21/2006 8:18:55 PM PDT by libertylovinactivist

The figures are stark. An average of 112 cars a day have been torched across France so far this year and there have been 15 attacks a day on police and emergency services. Nearly 3,000 police officers have been injured in clashes this year. Officers have been badly injured in four ambushes in the Paris outskirts since September. Some police talk of open war with youths who are bent on more than vandalism.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: eurabia; france; islam; muslims; race; racial; racism; racist; rop; schadenfreude; terrorism; trop
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1 posted on 10/21/2006 8:18:56 PM PDT by libertylovinactivist
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To: libertylovinactivist

French cars? You call them cars?


2 posted on 10/21/2006 8:20:01 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: libertylovinactivist

Yutes.


3 posted on 10/21/2006 8:20:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace begins in the womb.)
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To: libertylovinactivist
Hmm. How many cars are torched here in the US despite our position on the war?

The French are in a heap pile of poop.
4 posted on 10/21/2006 8:21:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: libertylovinactivist

France?

Isn't that what they use to call what we now know as Gaul-istan?


5 posted on 10/21/2006 8:23:20 PM PDT by Checkers (Guys, I'm taking the stairs.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Careful. You'll give the DU'ers ideas.


6 posted on 10/21/2006 8:24:37 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: libertylovinactivist

Don't the French have any decent guns?Maybe a little road trip to Oberndorf is in order.


7 posted on 10/21/2006 8:24:42 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: libertylovinactivist
Because they are French and not American. They know that if they were American, that crap wouldn't be allowed, but as they are French, thay have to take it.

And that's the main reason the French hate Americans.

8 posted on 10/21/2006 8:25:31 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic is that the Free Clinic knows how to stop a leak.)
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To: libertylovinactivist
Image hosted by Photobucket.com spontaneous combustion???
9 posted on 10/21/2006 8:26:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: ConservativeMind
Fewer.

The deal in France has something to do with the complex inter-relationships among the way you trade in a used car for a new one, make a claim on your automobile insurance, and avoid taxes on the benefit of the deal.

It's been some time but some of the older threads have full descriptions of the process that leads 112 Frenchmen per day to torch their old cars ~ and almost always in nasty neighborhoods ~ even if they don't live there.

Back during the disturbances the daily burn rate rose to over 400 cars. Everybody in the country took advantage of the auto insurance system (which I think seems to be state run).

10 posted on 10/21/2006 8:27:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: libertylovinactivist

Why? It's Bush's fault, of course!


11 posted on 10/21/2006 8:27:19 PM PDT by GoBucks2002
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To: libertylovinactivist

Just some peaceful African-American yoots. ;-)


12 posted on 10/21/2006 8:27:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: libertylovinactivist; MadIvan
MadIvan posted this yesterday.

Of course, it was probably invisible to most, because he's in the GMT time warp and gets to post stuff on FR the day before it comes out ;-).

13 posted on 10/21/2006 8:28:14 PM PDT by umbagi (Monthly Donor [entry level])
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To: libertylovinactivist

Monsieur, pour votre dîner je présente votre voiture flambé.

Bon appétit!


14 posted on 10/21/2006 8:29:09 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: muawiyah

Huh? The article, and the 400+/day occasion you speak of, are almost entirely from Islamic protests. This, even according to this posted article.


15 posted on 10/21/2006 8:30:46 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: libertylovinactivist

An average of 112 cars a day have been torched across France so far this year and there have been 15 attacks a day on police and emergency services.

Nearly 3,000 police officers have been injured in clashes this year.


16 posted on 10/21/2006 8:32:18 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ladyjane

"les cars" if you please...


17 posted on 10/21/2006 8:32:28 PM PDT by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: libertylovinactivist
"An average of 112 cars a day have been torched across France so far this year ..."

No more cars for oil!

18 posted on 10/21/2006 8:34:37 PM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: ConservativeMind
Yes, there were protests ~ and in Islamic areas ~ that is, really nasty neighborhoods.

The protests provided cover for a higher than normal burn rate.

Remember, the French are burning their cars and filing insurance claims for the losses with or without Islamic disturbances.

This custom of theirs has something to do with sales taxes and untaxed income opportunities.

19 posted on 10/21/2006 8:36:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: libertylovinactivist

They were trying to build a "Bon"-Fire,?,,,;0)


20 posted on 10/21/2006 8:36:57 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: ladyjane
Here's why:

L

21 posted on 10/21/2006 8:37:14 PM PDT by Lurker (He just sat there, biting the heads off whippets...)
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To: All
IIRC, the French general election is in April. Stupid muslims are driving the electorate to the right...

It will probably stop at Sarko instead of sliding to the extreme...Le Pen.

Either way, the losers are the muzzies.

22 posted on 10/21/2006 8:40:57 PM PDT by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: libertylovinactivist
If you saw one these in your neighborhood, wouldn't you set fire to it?


23 posted on 10/21/2006 8:40:59 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: libertylovinactivist
If you saw one these in your neighborhood, wouldn't you set fire to it?


24 posted on 10/21/2006 8:41:57 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: Lurker

The guy on the right looks to be about as intelligent as a cigar store Indian.


25 posted on 10/21/2006 8:43:07 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Checkers
"Gaul-istan"

That's good.

26 posted on 10/21/2006 8:44:27 PM PDT by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: libertylovinactivist
When will Europe break out the machine guns, and shoot these wretched "youth" down in the street like the filthy dogs they are? Can't happen soon enough for me. If they catch a few of the anarchists and eco-terrorists, so much the better.

-ccm

27 posted on 10/21/2006 8:44:32 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: libertylovinactivist
The thing that has changed over the past month is that they now want to kill us,” said Bruno Beschizza, the leader of Synergie, a union to which 40 per cent of officers belong

I'm sure the Jihad will soon supply the tools for them to do it. Sadly, the f French government isn't interested in what de Monsieur Beschizza has to say.

28 posted on 10/21/2006 8:45:56 PM PDT by oyez (Why is it that egalitarians are such snobs?)
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To: libertylovinactivist

Sarkozy seems to be France's last hope.


29 posted on 10/21/2006 8:48:57 PM PDT by ozoneliar ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants" -T.J.)
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To: libertylovinactivist

Because France has a racist attitude toward it's non-European extraction citizenry. There are many examples of Islam based violence around the world, and French riots are not one.


30 posted on 10/21/2006 8:49:27 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( The r/l thing is Japanese, not pan-Asian, and, in any case, making a mockery of it is rude.)
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To: libertylovinactivist
I'm tired of bailing these @$$holes out every 60 years!
31 posted on 10/21/2006 8:51:02 PM PDT by Checkers (Guys, I'm taking the stairs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Ah, the enthusiasm or youth. Yoots, will be yoots.

On the other hand … shot the yoots! After several of these yoots are killed, the rest will realize that death is for real and a possible result of their protests.


32 posted on 10/21/2006 8:52:17 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Boiler Plate

I swear that car *looks* retarded.


33 posted on 10/21/2006 9:01:58 PM PDT by farlander (Strategery - sure beats liberalism!)
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To: Boiler Plate

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!


34 posted on 10/21/2006 9:03:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Just some peaceful African-American yoots. ;-)

African-French, I suspect...

35 posted on 10/21/2006 9:05:09 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some Freepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: libertylovinactivist

Why do they hate frogcars?


36 posted on 10/21/2006 9:08:46 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: farlander

It might be the heavy eyebrow and sloping forehead kinda of look it has. One thing for sure, it is Butt Ugly!


37 posted on 10/21/2006 9:12:04 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
Le French are "racist", ergo, we may riot.

Is that in the Koran?

American Whitey is racist, ergo, we may burn down our neighborhoods and ransack the Jew-stores.

It must make sense to the pissant brained nimrods of the world.

38 posted on 10/21/2006 9:12:30 PM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: stop_fascism

See post #23 and 24.


39 posted on 10/21/2006 9:13:22 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

The French hate everyone who isn't true blue French, but most of us don't burn cars.


40 posted on 10/21/2006 9:13:22 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: ccmay
When will Europe break out the machine guns, and shoot these wretched ...

They probably don't have any.

41 posted on 10/21/2006 9:14:33 PM PDT by Spirochete
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To: Boiler Plate

I wonder what the designer thought, after he sobered up.


42 posted on 10/21/2006 9:14:41 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: ConservativeMind
Hmm. How many cars are torched here in the US despite our position on the war?

If someone torched my car as a political statement, I'd track them down and administer justice just on the principle of the thing.

43 posted on 10/21/2006 9:23:35 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: stop_fascism

Who says he's sobered up?


44 posted on 10/21/2006 9:26:42 PM PDT by uglybiker (Don't look at me. I didn't make you stupid.)
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To: Thumper1960
Not very polite, are you?

France only got its fist non-European extraction news anchor on a big network recently, although an estimated ten percent of the population is Muslim, so the amount who are simply of non-European extraction is probably higher. In contrast, almost all of the big American networks have such an anchor, even if that person is a second-string one.

Also, the topic is France, not the United States. There are a lot of European-descended racists here. There are also racists of Asian, African, and Latino descent, too. What's your point besides lashing out at what you perceive as undeserved criticism toward a group with which you identify?

And exactly how many neighborhoods and Jew-stores have been burned and ransacked, and for the latter, wouldn't the Klan do the same? The United States has had some violence based upon Islam (notably 9/11). However, the French riots are based on racism, not Islam. Not everything which has a Muslim as a perpetrator links directly to Islam. Sometimes most of the blame is on the other side.

45 posted on 10/21/2006 9:27:23 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( The r/l thing is Japanese, not pan-Asian, and, in any case, making a mockery of it is rude.)
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To: stop_fascism
Note: The comment was not and endorsement of their burning cars. Understanding the reasoning is not the same as agreeing with the action. (This comment was not primarily to you).
46 posted on 10/21/2006 9:29:17 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( The r/l thing is Japanese, not pan-Asian, and, in any case, making a mockery of it is rude.)
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To: libertylovinactivist

They're just "enriching" euro-culture.


47 posted on 10/21/2006 9:30:01 PM PDT by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: Thumper1960

P.S. What exactly is a Jew-store, as you put it? A store which sells kosher foodstuffs?


48 posted on 10/21/2006 9:32:18 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( The r/l thing is Japanese, not pan-Asian, and, in any case, making a mockery of it is rude.)
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To: Onelifetogive

Methinks you haven't seen our newscasts of what they call non-Black North African Islamofascists in France...


49 posted on 10/21/2006 9:34:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: stop_fascism

I wonder what the designer thought, after he sobered up.


"Man, I need another drink."


50 posted on 10/21/2006 9:42:48 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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