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    Paris is in flames, once again. The rioting is as bad or worse than it was in 1968, when it nearly toppled the government.

    Unbelievably, there are calls to deploy the army in the streets of Paris. The protests began as an objection to Macron's institution of a petrol tax to fight climate change. Now it has become a challenge to his government.

    https://www.thesun.ie/news/3462191/r...by-extremists/

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    Yeah I was there in 1968. Too old for it now unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    The protests began as an objection to Macron's institution of a petrol tax to fight climate change.
    I guess the US is hardly in a position to criticize their lack of maturity on fossil fuel use.

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    The French love a violent demonstration.
    I remember the farmers rolling tractor tires down hilly side streets into main road traffic.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I think the up-for-aggro sections of all shades of political opinion are involved.
    Graffiti on the Arc de Triomph included anarchist and far-right Perdida slogans.
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    Revolution? In France? Again?

    It’s a big old chunk of dirt, and they’ve had it a while. I imagine they’ll be okay this time, too.

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    So the French version of a trump voter wears a safety vest, how convenient.
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    France - what a disaster! They should all move to a sensible place where hardly anyone bothers to vote and those who do elect a bunch of racist mysoginists intent on trashing the livelihoods of their own people, their economy, their international standing and our planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    So the French version of a trump voter wears a safety vest, how convenient.
    The protest was started by truckers and farmers who are mandated to carry safety vests in their equipment. They wear them as a badge of pride.

    BTW, Sky Blue, these riots pale in comparison to 68.

    68 lasted almost two months and included fortified barricades and pitched battles with the flics.
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    this isn't 1968
    That's fine. I don't know that these protests are over yet. Several people have been killed, several hundred hurt, including 123 officers just yesterday. The national police are plunging into crowds of protesters swinging batons against citizens. The protests have gone on for some weeks now, and are nationwide. The movement seems to be growing.

    Even if this isn't 1968, the OP link claims that this is the biggest mass disturbance in France since then. That seems material. I don't know the value of minimizing it, quite frankly. Is everything all good so long as we don't descend to 1968?

    I find it interesting that the protest is largely organic and leaderless, and originated as a tax protest. It has created alignment between far Left and far Right elements against the Macron government.

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    Je pense que tu veux dire ils sont triumupherant. Les petites choses sont importantes en france.
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    I was there in '68 too………. briefly.

    Military deployed in Paris? The place was laid out after the revolution so that streets could be cleared with grape shot…….

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    Several people have been killed, several hundred hurt, including 123 officers just yesterday....
    Can't find that... One killed, 110 injured, 17 officers hurt.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46411699

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    Je pense que tu veux dire ils sont triumupherant. Les petites choses sont importantes en france.

    Yeah? Tell it to the French. The expression was lifted from graffiti spray painted by protesters onto the Arc de Triomphe.

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    If Trump was being protested like this in NY or DC, you blokes would be in 7th Heaven.

    It's Macron, though, so it's not a thing apparently.

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    If Trump had put the price of Diesel fuel up by 30% in the last year, things might have been rather similar.

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    And if Trump ordered the Army into the streets to quell it, a response Macron is reportedly considering, you'd lose your mother-loving minds.

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    The army is busy on the border, Bluie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Yeah? Tell it to the French. The expression was lifted from graffiti spray painted by protesters onto the Arc de Triomphe.
    As usual, the reactionaries can't spell.

    There is a lot of negativity regarding taxes. It crosses ideological lines. Immigration from North Africa is sometimes tied into the tax arguments. Nobody on these pages has denied that as far as I know. But:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    As usual, the reactionaries can't spell.
    Actually, they can. Lew needs a new dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Actually, they can. Lew needs a new dictionary.
    That's alright. I respect the effort.

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    Never one to leave well enough alone and especially in defense of honor and the efficacy of four years of high school French!

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    Reactionaries can't spell! Mostly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    And if Trump ordered the Army into the streets to quell it, a response Macron is reportedly considering, you'd lose your mother-loving minds.
    But I don't think the Donald can
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    Triompheront is the future indicative. Looks right to me.
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    You are right, Dave. And thursday we will board le TGV from Amsterdam to Paris, will stay in an airbnb close to the Gare du Nord. We are not amused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    Je pense que tu veux dire ils sont triumupherant. Les petites choses sont importantes en france.
    Triumupherant?
    Vraiment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    If Trump had put the price of Diesel fuel up by 30% in the last year, things might have been rather similar.
    Low fuel prices is one of our inalienable rights, like having guns our access to power at any cost will not be infringed.

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    My sense is that the tax on fuel is already high; what percent is the increase?
    I'm sure it was mentioned in the early stories, but I was not really paying attention, and did not remark it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    Je pense que tu veux dire ils sont triumupherant. Les petites choses sont importantes en france.
    I don't think that the word :"triumupherant" exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    And if Trump ordered the Army into the streets to quell it, a response Macron is reportedly considering, you'd lose your mother-loving minds.
    Our military is at the southern border protecting us from the invading caravan of rapists and ms13
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    So, the cats in the yellow shirts are NOT getting cake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    And if Trump ordered the Army into the streets to quell it, a response Macron is reportedly considering, you'd lose your mother-loving minds.
    As would you, I'd hope.
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    Are they wearing the yellow shirts Lance had to give back?

    He lied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Triompheront is the future indicative. Looks right to me.
    Well this has gone further than I'd planned on!

    I found the spelling mistake in "the writing on the wall" with the final "o." Instead of triomperont. it should be triomperant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    Triumupherant?
    Vraiment?
    Oui, you captured the later mistake I made in my second posting. This has managed to blunt the impact and create added confusion. Triompherant is the correct spelling. I erred up by writing the English "Triumph(erant) instead of "triumperant" in my later post, but hope you'll now understand why I believe my original observation holds...the last vowel should be an a.


    If I have managed derail the thread to some extent, I am content and I am now officially done with this regardless of the consequences to my reputation as a francophile.
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