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France begins expelling Roma back to home countries
Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/19/2010

Posted on 08/19/2010 3:36:45 AM PDT by markomalley

France has begun expelling approximately 700 Roma to Romania and Bulgaria on Thursday, AFP reported.

The first 79 Roma to participate in what has been termed a "voluntary return procedure" agreed to leave France on a flight headed for Bucharest later in the day. Another 132 Roma are expected to leave France for Romania this Friday.

Each adult to participate in the repatriation program is to receive 300 euros from the French government, and 100 euros for every minor that leaves the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bulgaria; france; gypsies; illegalimmigration; organizedcrime; roma; romania

1 posted on 08/19/2010 3:36:47 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Racism!/s


2 posted on 08/19/2010 3:38:27 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Until you’ve been to Europe and actually been around these guys...then you realize that they mostly exist to rob and steal from you. They teach their kids that it’s morally ok to do this....and you just sit there and wonder why the cops mess with them...but there’s never any evidence much and the amount they steal is always less than a couple hundred bucks. I think if they stole more than a thousand...they’d actually get into trouble with their rules.


3 posted on 08/19/2010 3:44:50 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: markomalley

-—I guess “gypsy” is no longer an acceptable term-—


4 posted on 08/19/2010 3:44:56 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: markomalley

racial profiling and racism?


5 posted on 08/19/2010 3:46:02 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: pepsionice
Until you’ve been to Europe and actually been around these guys...then you realize that they mostly exist to rob and steal from you. They teach their kids that it’s morally ok to do this...

Sounds a lot like the illegals who infest our country.

6 posted on 08/19/2010 3:55:35 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: rellimpank

And here I thought Roma were tomatoes. People aren’t tomatoes. This is an outrage. /s


7 posted on 08/19/2010 3:58:45 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: markomalley

I was in Slovakia in 1988 and observed a horse and wagon being driven at full gallop down a street. It was a gypsy at the reins, my pen pal, whom I was visiting, so informed me. “They do anything they want,” she said.


8 posted on 08/19/2010 4:01:32 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: markomalley
I detect the unmistakable foul, familiar aROMA of political correctness.

I hate it when there's a new politically correct word that is meant to replace a word with long and accepted usage, like “gypsy”. I don't see the problem with “gypsy and in any case, anyone reading “Roma” is going to think “gypsy” anyway and may well, as I did, wonder what prompted the change and what stigma attaches to “gypsy”. Whatever stigma attaches to "gypsy" will immediately attach to "Roma", probably more so. You can bet on it.

I hate the smell of political correctness in the morning. It smells like ........ hypocrisy.

9 posted on 08/19/2010 4:04:35 AM PDT by Mobties (I yield back the balance of my time)
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To: RegulatorCountry
And here I thought Roma were tomatoes. People aren’t tomatoes. This is an outrage. /s


10 posted on 08/19/2010 4:08:59 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: markomalley

I suspect Germany will be doing the same now that FRance has broken through with deportations.

Some years ago, while in Germany, the ‘authorities’ swarm through the Frankfurt airport/train station and routed the Romas (gypsies) out of the facility.

Pickpocketing seemed to be their method of support causing all kinds of problems on the trains and in the waiting rooms.


11 posted on 08/19/2010 4:12:18 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: markomalley
Interestingly, a lot of these Roma people are settling down--they want their children to actually get a decent education and advance in life. This is especially true in Spain with its large Romani population officially llisted at around 750,000. And many Romani have migrated to the USA, too.
12 posted on 08/19/2010 4:13:34 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: markomalley

“Each adult to participate in the repatriation program is to receive 300 euros from the French government, and 100 euros for every minor that leaves the country.”

Wonder if this would work with our *immigrant* problem?


13 posted on 08/19/2010 4:20:32 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: markomalley

So they are getting rid of a small blip of trouble while welcoming the huge stain of islam? When do they start deproting the real terrorists?


14 posted on 08/19/2010 4:21:19 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: markomalley
They are Roma, gypsies.. they have NO home countries unless they go back to Eurasia (India, Pakistan). They are the same scourge in Eastern Europe as they are all over the world.
15 posted on 08/19/2010 4:34:29 AM PDT by Allthegoodusernamesaregone
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To: markomalley

Quick! Somebody call...Cher!!


16 posted on 08/19/2010 4:35:15 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Allthegoodusernamesaregone

The Roma are as Indian as the Native Americans are Chinese. They are culturally unlike Indians.


17 posted on 08/19/2010 5:37:06 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: Mobties

I hate it when there’s a new politically correct word that is meant to replace a word with long and accepted usage, like “gypsy”.

Roma is much older than, “gypsy,” and the use of the word has nothing to do with political correctness. Nobody’s feelings are being considered, only intelligence using the correct word that applies to a people throughout their long history.

Do you know the Roma originally came from India? Do you know they were persecuted by the Germans in exactly the same way as the Jews. Perhaps you refer to Jews as “Kikes,” heh?

Hank


18 posted on 08/19/2010 5:45:54 AM PDT by Hank Kerchief
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To: James C. Bennett

In France, the Roma. They park in a suburban neighborhood for a week or so just monitoring the comings and goings till they learn the best time to rob the houses. They poison the dogs, steal the pipes, the whole routine.
Municipalities routinely dig ditches round vacant lots to prevent those creeps from parking their trailers since once they’re installed they milk the place dry, all the women and kids show up at the city hall demanding welfare. They don’t use the toilets in their trailers, so they do their duty outside. It gets stinky. It’s a real drag. Kick’em out.


19 posted on 08/19/2010 5:57:09 AM PDT by paristwelve (m::)
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To: BigCinBigD

Yep, I guess Cher is in deep doo doo now.

Gypsies, tramps and thieves.


20 posted on 08/19/2010 6:01:32 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: wolfcreek

““Each adult to participate in the repatriation program is to receive 300 euros from the French government, and 100 euros for every minor that leaves the country.”

Wonder if this would work with our *immigrant* problem?”

With the revolving door on our Southern Border, it would never work. They would just come back for more.


21 posted on 08/19/2010 6:39:21 AM PDT by Tomato lover (My citicizenship is not of this world)
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To: James C. Bennett
The Roma are as Indian as the Native Americans are Chinese. They are culturally unlike Indians.

You are completely wrong. I was referring to Indians from Eurasia and not American Indians. Quoting from Wikipedia: "Linguistic and genetic evidence indicates the Romanies originated from the Indian subcontinent, emigrating from India towards the northwest no earlier than the 11th century. The Romani are generally believed to have originated in central India, possibly in the modern Indian state of Rajasthan, migrating to northwest India (the Punjab region) around 250 BC. In the centuries spent here, there may have been close interaction with such established groups as the Rajputs and the Jats. Their subsequent westward migration, possibly in waves, is believed to have occurred between AD 500 and AD 1000. Contemporary populations sometimes suggested as sharing a close relationship to the Romani are the Dom people of Central Asia and the Banjara of India.[37]"

But I've seen them in their ..natural state in Eastern Europe and their music and dance and clothing continues to be strikingly similar to the Indians. Ask the gypsies too and they'll say the same thing.
22 posted on 08/19/2010 8:01:18 AM PDT by Allthegoodusernamesaregone
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To: Texas resident

Cher is Armenian, not gypsy. Completely different people...


23 posted on 08/19/2010 8:01:58 AM PDT by Allthegoodusernamesaregone
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To: Allthegoodusernamesaregone
"Cher is Armenian, not gypsy. Completely different people..."

I think they are referring to Cher's song, "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves..."

24 posted on 08/19/2010 8:50:48 AM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: redhead

That tells you how much of a Cher fan I am :-) Other than Moonstruck, that’s it...


25 posted on 08/19/2010 8:51:47 AM PDT by Allthegoodusernamesaregone
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To: Allthegoodusernamesaregone

I was implying the verified genetic connections between American Indian natives and East Asians as a correlation between the Roma and the Indians of the north-western parts of the Sub-continent.

In both instances, although the genetic connections are documented, culturally, they are as different as chalk and cheese.

No one in India would mistake Gypsy music for traditional Indian music, and likewise with the clothing. The Roma, over the course of almost a thousand years, have absorbed traditions all the way from the Subcontinent, through Persia and Arabia, through Anatolia and Eastern Europe, and beyond, to an extent that makes their culture very different, if not totally different, from the original stock.

I speak this as someone very familiar with both cultures.


26 posted on 08/19/2010 9:00:21 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: pepsionice


Until you’ve been to Europe and actually been around these guys...
then you realize that they mostly exist to rob and steal from you.
They teach their kids that it’s morally ok to do this....

Believe it or not...Gypsies were an obvious prescence in Wichita KS
back when I was kid in the Sixties and Seventies.
I remember seeing them filling up one of their station wagons
(loaded with about 10 of their clan) at a gas station on the south end
of Wichita.

Although working on the lower level of flim-flam, they probably should
have been prosecuted under the RICO laws.

Unfortunatly, I suspect enough of them were birthed in the USA,
so deportation would not be an option...


27 posted on 08/19/2010 9:20:11 AM PDT by VOA
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To: James C. Bennett

As do I ...


28 posted on 08/19/2010 9:28:45 AM PDT by Allthegoodusernamesaregone
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To: markomalley

Won’t help. A bus ticket from Bulgaria to France or Germany costs around 60-80 Euro and they are free to move within the EU. They’ll be back withing a couple of days.


29 posted on 08/19/2010 10:38:51 AM PDT by avid (Please consider the environmental impact of not printing this posting!)
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To: wolfcreek
Wonder if this would work with our *immigrant* problem?

Sure it would, just like it is going to work in France. The Gypsies will take the money, enjoy the free plane ride and then come back to their regular business. Very similar to liberal gun buy back programs. The thugs get rid of old guns and buy or steal new ones.

We have those gypsy groups here, too. They winter in the Carolinas, I understand, and travel the country stealing the rest of the year. They are some times called Travelers because they keep on the move. Shoplifting is a big thing for them with finely tuned techniques. Picking pockets, stealing credit cards and IDs, and other normal crimes of theft are practiced as well.

30 posted on 08/19/2010 11:15:11 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Dallas59

They are Gypsy’s, and they exist only to con and steal. Oh, and they are alive and well in Dallas, Texas. I manage a restaurant here and they are infrequent, but regular guests. We go on red alert when they walk through the door. They add nothing positive to society. Oh and I know you were being sarcastic, but they aren’t just in Europe.


31 posted on 08/19/2010 11:18:27 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Grifters


32 posted on 08/19/2010 1:20:14 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek

Thanks, but I think grifters is just one of the names.


33 posted on 08/19/2010 1:22:04 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
We get a lot of the phony driveway resurfacing crews here in central Texas.

"We were doing a job around the corner and had some material left over...."

34 posted on 08/19/2010 1:43:13 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek

I am also in central Texas, Cedar Park.

Years ago in Dallas we got a lot of frozen meat salesmen with that pitch. I think it was Omaha Steaks. (As I typed that I realized how near Omaha was to Obama.)


35 posted on 08/19/2010 3:07:55 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Allthegoodusernamesaregone

These are not their homecountries — they left the sub-continent in the 13th century or earlier.


36 posted on 08/31/2010 6:18:41 AM PDT by Cronos (Omnia mutantur, nihil interit. "Allah": Satan's current status)
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To: Cronos

Precisely my point, they are causing havoc wherever they migrate...


37 posted on 08/31/2010 7:04:09 AM PDT by Allthegoodusernamesaregone
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To: Allthegoodusernamesaregone

Maybe — my point of dispute was your statement that their “homeland” is the Indian continent — it isn’t.


38 posted on 08/31/2010 7:25:57 AM PDT by Cronos (Omnia mutantur, nihil interit. "Allah": Satan's current status)
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To: Cronos

They ancestors come from Asia Minor ...


39 posted on 08/31/2010 8:10:37 AM PDT by Allthegoodusernamesaregone
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To: Allthegoodusernamesaregone

weeelll, that’s debatable — you mean the Roma as a people who moved in the 11th-14th centuries across from the INdian continent through Iran, Ottoman lands (both anatolia and Crimea) and into Europe? Or are you trying to connect them to Aryans?


40 posted on 08/31/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT by Cronos (Omnia mutantur, nihil interit. "Allah": Satan's current status)
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