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Re: Chaos in France

#261 Post by OFSO » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:42 am

France 24 news showing scenes of extremely violent rioting again in Paris. Thugs going down streets smashing shop windows, hurling Molotov cocktails inside, ditto parked cars, and a few very powerful lasers being used as weapons against the police. Indeed, no holds barred on both sides.

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Re: Chaos in France

#262 Post by barkingmad » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:17 am

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Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:42 am
France 24 news showing scenes of extremely violent rioting again in Paris. Thugs going down streets smashing shop windows, hurling Molotov cocktails inside, ditto parked cars, and a few very powerful lasers being used as weapons against the police. Indeed, no holds barred on both sides.
In NornIron at the end of the 60s and through the 70s and beyond, the same expressions of frustration and revolt were adequately demonstrated to the world press, but were euphemistically known as “The Troubles”.

Actually it ended up as a Civil War (an oxymoron if ever there was one!) and should have been reported as such, as should be the current Paris riots.

I presume the Frog for “The Troubles” might translate as “Les Travails” but I eagerly await correction, in a suitable facility of course! ^:)^

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Re: Chaos in France

#263 Post by OFSO » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:06 pm

UK media hasn't mentioned the furor about the new laws in France that Macron is trying to bring in to control Muslim terrorism. Every Muslim one sees on French TV claims to be peaceful and follows a peaceful religion. And claims anti-Muslim discrimination. Of course!

Then there are the proposed laws forbidding photography of police, which caused riots last weekend in Paris.

Prosecutors are this week seeking a prison sentence for the former president, Sarkozy, for corruption (as if he were the first politician in France to be corrupt.)

And finally today a huge increase in Covid positive tests.

Vive the glory that is France...

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#264 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:27 pm

Better than UK

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Re: Chaos in France

#265 Post by OFSO » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:25 pm

French PM just announced on France 24 that vaccinations in France are to start at "the end of Spring"

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#266 Post by PHXPhlyer » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:57 pm

Did he say Spring of what year. :-? :))

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Re: Chaos in France

#267 Post by OFSO » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:32 pm

Macrons infected....

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#268 Post by G-CPTN » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:32 pm

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Macrons infected....
De rigueur.

(It is obligatory for leaders to have acquired the lurgi to show that they are part of the situation and can, therefore, understand the suffering of the populace.)

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#269 Post by barkingmad » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:33 pm

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Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Macrons infected....
What are the dimensions of a Covid-1984 particle in microns? Will this be a macroeconomic issue?

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Re: Chaos in France

#270 Post by OFSO » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:28 pm

BBC: France had vaccinated just under 500 people by January 7th..they must be so proud....

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#271 Post by 1DC » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:41 am

In France before you have the jab you have to complete a 45 page document, allegedly protecting the ass of anyone involved if anything goes wrong..

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Re: Chaos in France

#272 Post by OFSO » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:24 pm

Up to a thousand vaccinations in France today. That's the Good news. The Bad news is they've run out as they left it to the EU i. e. Brussels, to buy exclusively from a French supplier who have not made any themselves due to hygiene reasons and thus bought it elsewhere at €50 a pop....and are busy reprinting the labels.

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Re: Chaos in France

#273 Post by OFSO » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:55 pm

Talking to friends who live SW of Carcassonne today, yes they said also locked down. Then added that their 'lockdown' area extends east to the sea, over an hour's drive away. Also added that sadly the French can't understand the concept of social distancing. So now you know why....

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Re: Chaos in France

#274 Post by Pontius Navigator » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:43 am

Does social distancing mean only one kiss or two?

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Re: Chaos in France

#275 Post by OFSO » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:54 am

One kiss with tonguing, two without. Actually in Paris the usual is now three....

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#276 Post by Boac » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:56 pm

Is soixante-neuf still safe?

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Re: Chaos in France

#277 Post by OFSO » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:35 pm

Another interesting snippet from English friends living in a small town in France: they will be getting the vaccine next week. Yet I hear there's a shortage in Paris and other large cities. Around half a million injected so far in France. Possible the rural community are brewing up their own in isolated farmhouses and cloistered monasteries.

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Re: Chaos in France

#278 Post by OFSO » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:45 am

France is extending their state of medical emergency to June 1st.

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Re: Chaos in France

#279 Post by OFSO » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:51 pm

Macron (yes, in person) announces that if a person already has had Covid-19, only one vaccination is necessary. Nothing to do with thanks to the EU, France only has on order enough vaccine for 25% of the population, of course. Pure coincidence.

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Re: Chaos in France

#280 Post by OFSO » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:37 am

Macron is going on TV this evening to address France regarding the surge in cases. Having told the French that the Astra Zeneca has limited effectiveness (because France has only limited supplies) we'll see what excuses for his incompetence he drags up this time. More French than ever arriving here.

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