I'm Losing Count of the Nights, 20?

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    No television coverage and precious little print.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051116/ap_on_re_eu/france_rioting


     
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    So the French are winning because fewer cars were set fire by rioters? Jeez, with all the protests and rioting in the U.S., it just boggles my mind that a riot could go on for more than a few hours without being ended by a few thousand dollars worth of tear gas and fire hose.
     
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    I outta move to France and sell cars for a living. :laugh:
     
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    Well, from what I can tell, burning cars seems to be a national pastime in France. They aren't upset they are burning cars, they are only upset that there were so many burned at once. Instead of the regular 50 that would usually burn on a weekend in france they were up to 4000. Now it is backing down again and only at 300 per weekend. While still elevated, not enough to really get a good reporting in the news....
     
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    If you REALLY want to make money... move to France and sell white flags! :)
     
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    so original, so fun, so stupid.

    What about Iraq's mess, dear ?


    Everybody in France did critics to this declaration of the police, for the "almost normal".
    Even the TV news report of 20 PM (the most seen), here the presentator said : "and that gives a good idea of the notion of normal situation....".

    About the article : it's the National Assembly, not the Senate, who voted.

    "Sénat" : high chamber
    "Assemblée Nationale" : low chamber.

    Well, here again, a journalist who didn't make well her job. She could have to inform herself, it's not hard....
     
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    The Iraq mess? They're having elections. They're a democracy now. Why do you share Chirac's anger that his little corrupt cash cow, the oil for food program, was eliminated by the moral righteousness of the u.s.? Are you friends with Tojo Annan?
     
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    I must admit that I am getting a grim satisfaction out of watching PE struggle with what he perceives to be media distortion. I just hope that in future disussions about subjects (other than France's problems) he takes the possibility of such distortions and exaggerations into account. Maybe he will look more critically at what is being said about the US and the war in Iraq....or even the "gang violence in the US" he is trying to use in his arguments here.
     
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    About Iraq : bring democracy with bombs and force, what for a nice way !

    And the USA weren't so preoccupied with the democracy before Iraq...

    Brzjenski said in his book that to control the world, the high center was Bagdad. Before the wars................

    And about the high sense of democracy of the USA : USA and USSR closed the eyes about the South Africa regime of Appartheid because they were able to take the ressources : gold, diamonds, uranium, platine....and a dictatorship is always more stable than a democracy. it's amazing, when the perestroïka began with Gorbatchev, the 2 countries were no more interested by this run about ressources, and then Mandela came to power.

    Hypocrisy about human beeing is a really bad thing in the international relations.

    Don't make believe that's only for democracy, the specialists in geopolitic say that it's not for that. not only for oil, but not for democracy.

    Because if it was for democracy...why not the N-Korea ? some african countries ? or Asian ? or South America ?...

    And a democracy with all-days attempts, violence, deads, attack, ciovil war and a military occupation, that's not the democracy.
     
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    aw cmon PE. I canot believe you are fiddling while Rome burns. I am sure your rhetoric is music to your ears but the flames are cooking your country. Pointing your finger (with the usual European arrogance) at the US while refusing to examine the issues impacting your country is exactly the kind of philosphy that got France to where it is today.
     

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