Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD: French Riots
Posted on 04/04/2006 10:33:28 AM PDT by Peach
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Richard Miniter was on FNC and said that even if an employee is caught on videotape stealing from their employers, they cannot be fired.
The supposed grievance of the French rioters is hardly relevant. This is simply a rage against authority from an apostate, post-Christian society whose new god is the state which is supposed to feed the insatiable sense of entitlement now ubiquitous in much of western Europe.
The next step in such societal decay is usually increased anarchy followed by the emergence of some despot or demigod who promises to satisfy all the wants and needs of the disatisfied, provided they embrace his twisted ideology.
Well that IS disappointing. I thought surely I'd return to find a few fires or something. Even in rioting, the French are lazy.
Is there where frogs' legs come from?
Darwin Award winner 2006.
Why would the foreign press in Paris want to travel to dreary old Lyon or Clermont-Ferrand?
I mean: "Is this where frogs' legs come from?"
Glad to hear they were. Those pictures would go a long way towards reminding protesters what's waiting for them.
Protestors in Lille, northern France, Tuesday April 4, 2006 burn dustbins following a students' demonstration against the French government's new labor law. Police said at least 1 million people poured into the streets across France on Tuesday and youths clashed with riot officers in the latest protests against the government's new jobs law. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
So it's more or less petered out huh? Wonder if they're planning another round next Tuesday.
You changed your screen name!
Good job. Do you still get my pings?
There are other places for satire than Scrappleface.
IOW, it's not true.
Great idea there, Jacques, burning vinyl. LOL
Actually, it was along the route from the Place de la Republique to the Place d'Italie, so 3rd, 4th, 5th, down to 13th. The city is not all aflame, this is in pretty avoidable areas. It is as if the post-Rodney King riots were extrapolated to mean the US was a no-go zone. That said, there are some very violent "casseurs" coming in from the suburban ghettos to capitalize on the chaos. They have nothing better to do because literally 50% of them are unemployed. The strict French labor laws essentially keep them on the dole, where idle hands are the devil's playground...
This has been a bizarro year. First you see deadly riots, the recall of ambassadors, and massive boycotts over cartoons in a rinky dink newspaper half a world away. Then you see scores of young folks rioting over the idea that an employer would actually have the right to pick who he chooses to employ. If I didn't know better i'd swear I was reading the Onion.
In the south of the capital, dozens of trouble-makers hurled paving stones and bottles at riot police, who fired tear gas. At least nine police officers were slightly injured.
More serious incidents broke out in Lille, in the north, where hundreds of youths hurled missiles at the riot police, smashed shop windows and vandalised cars, although the situation was calmer by around 8:00 pm (1800 GMT).
A female television reporter was assaulted while filming the violence and a young man suffered burn injuries from the shell of a tear gas grenade.
Police in Rennes, in the northwest, also fired tear gas at protestors after they were targeted with bottles and stones as youths set garbage cans on fire and smashed bus shelters and windows.
Firefighters said they had evacuated at least three people, including one hit with a rubber bullet.
In the northern city of Caen, a photographer was injured in clashes between police and demonstrators who had set up a roadblock on the ring road.
I feel like I'm being left out of all the excitement.
I was in the 4th and 5th on foot this evening..nothing. Nothing as far as the could see from just east of the Notre-Dame to the south. It was much more isolated then anyone imagines.
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Last week in Paris. Evil Muslim punks abusing stupid French protestors in broad daylight. Like wolves, they would just get a protestor separated from the herd and then move in swiftly for the attack.
40 posted on 04/01/2006 9:12:42 PM PST by LikeLight
It was only in the 4th and 5th during the protest march... it's certainly not in most areas, you're right. You might want to avoid the area around the Sorbonne, though... not far off the Latin Quarter. The CRS (the serious cops) are not in the mood to play games. :-) Enjoy your visit! Hope you took advantage of the sales last week!
Looks like lotsa muzzies.
Nah..religion of piece and all that.
I'm not certain, he 'got it' but I think he did...lol.
I got it. ;oP
That'll show those dustbins, a repressive symbol of something-or-other.
P But, can they be shot?
Ah, Normandy, we LOVED Normandy. The people there seemed to love the Americans, remember being occupied and our soldiers there. It is clean, small, wonderful WW2 history. Have a great time.
I just don't get it! Why are they behaving this way? There is really only one answer and that is that they are a bunch of idiots. It almost reminds me of those other Idiots, those "hooded youths." The horse is out of the barn. I hope you have been to France because France as we knew it, even as rude as it was, is now a cesspool.
The governments. Prior to the new law, an employer would actually have to have an employee on video stealing in order to fire him (not just because of bankruptcy).
Because of the extreme difficulty in firing bad employees, business owners have been reluctant to hire anyone at all, even to expand a business because they never know who they might get stuck with.
My information comes from a co-worker who is French (now a US citizen), who used to own a business in France. He left the country because of laws like that. He also got tired of the French government letting every third world turd into the country.
The new law will actually reduce unemployment because business owners will be able to fire non-performing workers during those first two years. Businesses will not be so hesitant to expand the workforce. French socialist will have to get out of bed before noon if they want to keep their jobs.
Thank you for the information!
No, actually Mr. Semmens confirmed that it is a parody.
"ROFL! I'll open some wine but does it HAVE to be French wine :-)"
Actually if you read the label on the bottle of wine, there is another good laugh.
So any Ny, Ca, Or, Wa, Aussie or Chileian wine will do!
Great job, Dead!
I'm still laughing...
I doubt it.
You know why? The illegal Mexicans are willing to work. And most of 'em work hard - much harder, in fact, than typical American lardasses. In France, it is the French citizens, for the most part, who are rioting: Lazy-ass dependents on the cradle-to-grave welfare state.
"caught on videotape stealing from their employers, they cannot be fired"
Sounds like the place my husband works. The Union fights to keep people that were caught stealing from being fired. And yes, on videotape. True story.
I'm glad to see that Janeane Garafalo is staying busy.
Ironically, six months ago Muslim immigrants rioted because of massive unemployment in France. Now the French politicians are doing something about it and white French people are rioting.
This is a case study in the basic economic truth that "progressive" laws that "protect" workers - like lifetime job protection - are really about protecting white workers from competition with minorities and immigrants.
Of course. It's also a product of the concerted, organized attack on American manhood over the past 40 years.
The attack has been on our boys. Using primarily the public education system, and Hollywood, the majority of modern American boys will never grow up to be traditional American men.
For socialism to prevail new American men can never believe in the ideas of honor, dignity and "rugged individualism". The "new American man" is a metrosexual, effiminate, childlike, dependent, lacking Protestant values and believes in the new doctrine of "sacrificing self for the larger good of the state".
"Rugged individualism" and Protestantism are toxic to socialism. Those are the values which prevented socialism from taking greater hold in the 1930's. They have been targeted for destruction since the end of WWII.
The are having success. Never has Protestantism been so weak in effecting American culture and politics. Never have American men been so effeminate and unwilling to fight for principle.
You nailed it.
Nicely put. Union rules tend to have a similar effect in that they make things great for a relatively small number of workers, while making them worse for much larger numbers of others.
LOL. That guy from New Orleans just can't keep out of trouble!
Diaper heads, they have manure for brains. I wish Chirac the courage to rid these punks and export their ass to Syria or someplace that needs barn cleaning folk. Chirac, talk to Australia about being true to your country. Love it or get the hell out! Its time for Chirac to show some Tough Love!