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'Only' 1,067 vehicles set ablaze on New Year’s Eve in France
telegraph ^

Posted on 01/01/2014 2:17:37 PM PST by traumer

The much lamented tradition of torching cars to mark the arrival of the new year claimed more than 10 per cent fewer vehicles this year

By French standards, it was a peaceful New Year’s Eve. Only 1,067 cars and vans were destroyed by arson, a “significant” reduction of more than 10 per cent compared to the number of vehicles set ablaze last year, according to Manuel Valls, the Interior Minister. All things considered, it was a “positive result”, Mr Valls told a press conference on Wednesday. He said he regretted the deaths of three people in knife attacks in Paris and in eastern and southern France. Car-torching has been adopted as a modern New Year tradition by some young revellers in France. The practice reportedly began in earnest amongst youths - often in poor neighbourhoods - in the 1990s in the region around Strasbourg in the east of the coutnry.

Last year 1,193 vehicles were burned, according to official figures.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 75percentincometax; europeanunion; france; frenchmuslims; nye; yoots

1 posted on 01/01/2014 2:17:37 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

“Youths” = Muslims.


2 posted on 01/01/2014 2:19:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: traumer

ONLY - sorry


3 posted on 01/01/2014 2:20:27 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Sounds like the old “Devil’s Night” in Motown except substituting cars for houses.


4 posted on 01/01/2014 2:22:37 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: traumer

I wonder if a group of used car salesmen are bankrolling the muzzies to do this....


5 posted on 01/01/2014 2:25:27 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: traumer

Having owned a both a Renault and a Peugeot, I can understand the french desired to burn cars...


6 posted on 01/01/2014 2:26:03 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Veggie Todd

It’s the French version of “Cash for Clunkers” LOL


7 posted on 01/01/2014 2:26:18 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: traumer

Yoots.


8 posted on 01/01/2014 2:28:19 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: traumer

The logic of any nation importing this rabble is beyond me. The West is destroying itself.


9 posted on 01/01/2014 2:28:22 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: traumer

I one hadn’t read all those stories about car burning in France in earlier years, one would find no indication whatever that these are Muslims celebrating their New Year.

Presumably the knifings, too.


10 posted on 01/01/2014 2:28:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: traumer

"NLY'"


11 posted on 01/01/2014 2:29:20 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: null and void

I learned my lesson with just a Renault ‘Fuego’. Never again...


12 posted on 01/01/2014 2:29:39 PM PST by brooklin
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To: traumer

This is a major blow to the auto industry there. I presume they rely on more like tens of thousands of burnt and trashed autos to stimulate their economy. [the BrokenGlassParable on a large scale]


13 posted on 01/01/2014 2:32:53 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: traumer

Only 1072? Surprised they didn’t go for 1096.


14 posted on 01/01/2014 2:34:02 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: traumer

The cars were murdered because they were infidels.


15 posted on 01/01/2014 2:40:11 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: traumer

Youts at it again I see!


16 posted on 01/01/2014 2:42:03 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: traumer

If I was French, I’d be advocating for shoot to kill to put an end to this nonsense.


17 posted on 01/01/2014 2:44:38 PM PST by rbg81
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To: traumer

I guess the muzzies can’t aford matches anymore with the French economy tanking even faster than the US economy.


18 posted on 01/01/2014 2:49:23 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

I’d heard you can’t air condition those little foreign jobs.

75 percent income tax, plus a big jump in auto insurance rates, yeah, I want to live there.

Thanks traumer.


19 posted on 01/01/2014 2:53:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: traumer
Only 1,067 cars and vans were destroyed by arson,

Well I'm glad to see they're finally coming to their senses over there.

:/

20 posted on 01/01/2014 2:53:08 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: traumer

Hope they were Citroen’s no loss their.


21 posted on 01/01/2014 2:56:33 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dfwgator
“Youths” = Muslims.

More likely the commie-anarchists.

January 12, 2009:
Revolutionary ferment in Greece – a taste of what is to come for the whole of Europe
http://www.marxist.com/revolutionary-ferment-greece-taste-for-europe.htm
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_____________________________________________________

Anarcho-syndicalism


A common Anarcho-Syndicalist flag.

In the early 20th century, anarcho-syndicalism arose as a distinct school of thought within anarchism.[78] With greater focus on the labour movement than previous forms of anarchism, syndicalism posits radical trade unions as a potential force for revolutionary social change, replacing capitalism and the state with a new society, democratically self-managed by the workers.

Anarcho-syndicalists seek to abolish the wage system and private ownership of the means of production, which they believe lead to class divisions. Important principles include workers' solidarity, direct action (such as general strikes and workplace recuperations), and workers' self-management. This is compatible with other branches of anarchism, and anarcho-syndicalists often subscribe to anarchist communist or collectivist anarchist economic systems.[79] Its advocates propose labour organization as a means to create the foundations of a non-hierarchical anarchist society within the current system and bring about social revolution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism

22 posted on 01/01/2014 2:56:53 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dfwgator

Yes, you have to know the culture of the country. In the US, “youths” means blacks. In Europe it means Muslims.


23 posted on 01/01/2014 3:00:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: traumer

One of my ancestors was born in Strasbourg in the 1750s. He later came to America and fought against England with a militia company in the Revolutionary War.


24 posted on 01/01/2014 3:00:17 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: traumer
as a modern New Year tradition by some young revellers in France.

Revelers? Seriously? Kids that touch cars are simply reveling?

25 posted on 01/01/2014 3:00:38 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: ETL; All

Are any of these torchings insurance claim arson??


26 posted on 01/01/2014 3:13:14 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: lightman

Good point.


27 posted on 01/01/2014 3:13:33 PM PST by healy61
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To: ETL

Perhaps there were less cars torched this year - because there were less cars to torch this year.

(kinda like our un-employment numbers...)


28 posted on 01/01/2014 3:20:44 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: gleeaikin

I’m sure there a few people who might take advantage of the situation to get an insurance check for their otherwise worthless clunker. Who knows.


29 posted on 01/01/2014 3:21:07 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: traumer

No one cooks car-b-que like the French


30 posted on 01/01/2014 3:34:29 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: gleeaikin

...of course, that “1,067 cars and vans” was just for that one day: News Years Eve.


31 posted on 01/01/2014 3:36:07 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: traumer

I doubt they are torching non-Muslim’s cars. Think of it as a way to ethnically-cleanse the neighborhood (”This time, it was just your car that got torched on the street”).


32 posted on 01/01/2014 3:36:45 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Would you like some (French) Fries with with that Car-B-Q?


33 posted on 01/01/2014 3:37:42 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: brooklin
I learned my lesson with just a Renault ‘Fuego’. Never again...

Doesn't "feugo" mean "fire"?

34 posted on 01/01/2014 3:47:58 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: traumer

Violent French youth torching cars? Tsk, tsk.

I can’t believe that Yves and Jean-Pierre and other teens are out there doing these things. I’m shocked, just shocked.


35 posted on 01/01/2014 3:52:19 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: traumer

Muslim man
Gonna cut off your head
Don’t forget
What your Koran said
Muslim change
Gonna come at last
Now your cars are
All burning fast
Muslim man


36 posted on 01/01/2014 3:59:22 PM PST by hout8475
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To: null and void

bwahaha!!!!


37 posted on 01/01/2014 4:59:59 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: traumer

Slackers


38 posted on 01/01/2014 6:11:16 PM PST by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: palmer

Yep


39 posted on 01/02/2014 4:06:26 PM PST by brooklin
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40 posted on 01/06/2014 5:15:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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