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#174984 Oct 13, 2013
French far-right wins bellwether by-election
AFP By Philippe Rater

Paris (AFP)- France's far-right Front National (FN) on Sunday won a bellwether by-election, cementing the party's status as a political force to be reckoned with by capitalising on economic gloom and fears of rising crime.

The eurosceptic and anti-immigration party founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen has for years been largely regarded as a pariah in French politics but it has gained significantly in strength and popularity in recent months.

The party's candidate Laurent Lopez garnered 53.9 percent of the vote in the second round of the by-election in the southeastern town of Brignoles, officials in the Var department said.

"I am very happy, it is an unambiguous score," said Lopez of his victory.

When the FN candidate made it into the run-off after the October 6 first round vote, it sent shockwaves across France and prompted calls by the ruling left for a "republican front" to stem the party's progress.

The left, which had no candidates in the Brignoles run-off, had urged voters to choose the centre-right UMP candidate Catherine Delzers, who Var officials said received 46.1 percent of the vote in Sunday's ballot.

Analysts have said that an FN win in Brignoles, whose mayor belongs to the Communist party, could be a significant barometer of the national mood.

In a dramatic boost for the party now led by the founder's daughter Marine Le Pen, a new survey said the FN was tipped to secure 24 percent of the domestic vote in next May's elections for the European Parliament.

The Ifop poll for the Nouvel Observateur magazine said the survey signalled a landmark shift.

"For the first time in a poll on voting intentions in an election of a national character, the FN is clearly ahead of both the (ruling) Socialist Party and the UMP," the main opposition party, Ifop said.

The Socialists were in third place for the European elections at 19 percent, with the UMP trailing behind the FN at 22 percent.

'France's main party'

Although Interior Minister Manuel Valls has taken a hard line on immigration, the Socialists are being increasingly perceived as unable to address mounting concerns over insecurity and crime as well as the economic malaise.

In a reflection of that sentiment, President Francois Hollande's popularity rating has plummeted to an all-time low of 29 percent.

France is grappling with record unemployment of more than three million, a huge budget deficit and slow economic growth.

French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici on Sunday said it was vital for the ruling Socialists "to preserve and win back the support of the working classes."
http://news.yahoo.com/french-far-pole-positio...
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#174985 Oct 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
I do love dessert too.
Are you ever not a cheap and petty fool?
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#174986 Oct 13, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
Forget it.
It won't happen. It would require him to prove something that randomly shot out of his pie hole.
As opposed to the shyt that spews from your anal sphincter.
Learn to Read

Fairland, IN

#174987 Oct 13, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>No offense LTR, but you really need to up your game. You're letting all your troll buddies down.
Romper trots out the same tired fables then whines because I don't find new ways to mock him
Obskeptic

Southfield, MI

#174988 Oct 13, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
There are loads of educated idiots out there.
LRS has a habit of accusing anyone who bests him of being the last person who made him look silly.
He has accused me of being just about everyone who has posted here save J.
I don't think education elevates you above anyone else. Which is why I don't call myself "doctor".
I was lucky enough not to have to pay for my education thanks to scholarships, grants and a particular physicist who all but ensured my seat at MIT.
I didn't come from a "well to do" family.
Nor did I. Middle class yes, and always self employed, as was my father and grandfather. I have always lived well, but will never be "wealthy". That may very well be a result of the choice making in my life, as money has never been my highest priority, only pursued because of necessity. Family is my priority, which is why I am so concerned for my children's future. To think we must accept mediocrity when we have always been a country that was driven to achieve saddens and angers me. I am a conservative, but in the sense that my allegiance is to the constitution, not to party, and to Austrian economics. The Keynesian theories have taken this country down a road to economic collapse, and both parties have been seduced by it. It's difficult to say just where the dust will settle, but it is my belief that if America strays any further from it's foundation, it will collapse, and there will be no defenders of liberty left to insure our way of life. Big government is a huge problem, and must be brought down to a manageable size or we will fail. I would like to see it back to consuming around 15%+- of our GDP as a correction, with congress taking it's constitutional roll more seriously then the crap we are witness to today.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#174989 Oct 13, 2013
Learn to Read wrote:
<quoted text>
Romper trots out the same tired fables then whines because I don't find new ways to mock him
Just being honest. You've mocked me? When? LMAO! The coward who runs off to the twink bar when confronted? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa
Obskeptic

Southfield, MI

#174990 Oct 13, 2013
Republican Gangsters wrote:
<quoted text>
Number One: I am 100% against the Federal Reserve.
Number Two: I am 100% against Obama/Romney Heritage Conservative Health Care.
Number Three: I am 100% against the Bush/Cheney spying on all Americans, and lying about WMD in Iraq.
Number Four: I am 100% against the Trillions and Trillions Bush and Cheney put on the credit card for wars, instead of raising taxes on the wealthy to pay for it.
Number Five: Do The Math! Obama is continuing over 90% of all Bush/Cheney failed policies.
P.S. Not to worry because Wall Street will win again in 2016.
Hillary Clinton vs Jeb Bush
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Bush Fuzzy Math Cartoon Video
http://www.thebots.net/
Sounds like we have some things in common, so why fail to mention the $ 6 trillion that Obama has added if in fact you believe W was responsible for the trillions added under his administration. The last time I checked, the constitution places the appropriations in the hands of the House of Representatives. Not the President, although his signature is required, and certainly not the Fed. The major collapse of our budgeting process happened under the leadership, or lack there of, of the current crop of democrats. Started when Pelosi was in charge of the House, then shifted to a block everything strategy lead by Harry Reid in the Senate. There is no doubt that the republicans have been holding the country as victim, but the democrats are the ones plunging the knife in repeatedly and bleeding her out.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174991 Oct 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
French far-right wins bellwether by-election
AFP By Philippe Rater
Paris (AFP)- France's far-right Front National (FN) on Sunday won a bellwether by-election, cementing the party's status as a political force to be reckoned with by capitalising on economic gloom and fears of rising crime.
The eurosceptic and anti-immigration party founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen has for years been largely regarded as a pariah in French politics but it has gained significantly in strength and popularity in recent months.
The party's candidate Laurent Lopez garnered 53.9 percent of the vote in the second round of the by-election in the southeastern town of Brignoles, officials in the Var department said.
"I am very happy, it is an unambiguous score," said Lopez of his victory.
When the FN candidate made it into the run-off after the October 6 first round vote, it sent shockwaves across France and prompted calls by the ruling left for a "republican front" to stem the party's progress.
The left, which had no candidates in the Brignoles run-off, had urged voters to choose the centre-right UMP candidate Catherine Delzers, who Var officials said received 46.1 percent of the vote in Sunday's ballot.
Analysts have said that an FN win in Brignoles, whose mayor belongs to the Communist party, could be a significant barometer of the national mood.
In a dramatic boost for the party now led by the founder's daughter Marine Le Pen, a new survey said the FN was tipped to secure 24 percent of the domestic vote in next May's elections for the European Parliament.
The Ifop poll for the Nouvel Observateur magazine said the survey signalled a landmark shift.
"For the first time in a poll on voting intentions in an election of a national character, the FN is clearly ahead of both the (ruling) Socialist Party and the UMP," the main opposition party, Ifop said.
The Socialists were in third place for the European elections at 19 percent, with the UMP trailing behind the FN at 22 percent.
'France's main party'
Although Interior Minister Manuel Valls has taken a hard line on immigration, the Socialists are being increasingly perceived as unable to address mounting concerns over insecurity and crime as well as the economic malaise.
In a reflection of that sentiment, President Francois Hollande's popularity rating has plummeted to an all-time low of 29 percent.
France is grappling with record unemployment of more than three million, a huge budget deficit and slow economic growth.
French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici on Sunday said it was vital for the ruling Socialists "to preserve and win back the support of the working classes."
Kindly refrain from commenting on French,or German,or British,or, or, any politics, please.You reprint articles from the press, articles that please your racial and ultra right wing fantasies. Do you know who LePen is?He is retired, yes, and his right-of-LePen daughter who replaced him eclipses him in the hate anything not-white category. Le Front National is a purely fascist party, you probably don't know this , then maybe you do and it is what attracts you to it. They habitually break limbs and skulls come every election and have their own version of brown shirts. They are members of Msgr Lefebvre's (the late Msgr) breakaway church who provoked a schism with Rome some 45 odd years ago as it clung to its white and catholic unique kind of Aryan superiority. And to the Latin mass ritual.He founded the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and immediately condemned ecumenism and advocated exclusion.Lefebvre never denied the holocaust but then never condemned it outright.This is the base of the LePen movement.It got 1 seat, yes,but will never ever get more than token representation in the Fr Assembly.

FYO & before the "socialists" were elected,the "right" had been in power for 17 years.Not unlike GWB,THEY created whatever mess we now have in France.They've been in power a year or so now.Blame it on them,no problem

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174992 Oct 13, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
As opposed to the shyt that spews from your anal sphincter.
More anal and bowel movement fantasies. Will you ever act instead of always and forever, with such passion, talk about it?
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#174993 Oct 13, 2013
Learn to Read wrote:
<quoted text>
I showed your blather to Mrs LTR. First she reminded me that I shouldn't pick on the mentally disabled. Then she admitted that she couldn't help but laugh at you too.
The Mrs.? You mean Path loaned you his blow-up sex doll? Eww! We know you'll have your tongue buried deep in it! LMAO!

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174994 Oct 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
I wish Pope Frances will reassign this bishop to the arch-diocese of Antarctica where he can minister to penguins and freeze his nutz off.
German 'luxury bishop' flies to Rome for decision on his job
BERLIN (Reuters)- A German Catholic bishop under fire for huge cost overruns on a luxury residence and alleged lying under oath has flown to Rome to meet Vatican officials and possibly Pope Francis to decide if he can stay in office.
A spokesman confirmed on Sunday that Limburg Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had departed but would not say when or how long he would be away. He declined to comment on media reports the prelate flew on a budget airline.
Tebartz-van Elst has caused a crisis in the German church for building a luxury residence and office complex at a time when the new pope is stressing humility and service to the poor.
"The bishop has made it clear that any decision about his service as a bishop lies in the hands of the Holy Father (Pope Francis)," said a statement issued by the diocese on Saturday.
http://news.yahoo.com/german-luxury-bishop-fl...
Before you write anything more, how about doing some research on Pope Francis when he was Head of the Jesuit Order in Buenos Aires during the "la Guerra sucia" and the "desaparecidos". You do know about the "dirty war", don't you, and the 40,000 killed and disappeared and the approving Catholic church? Or do you?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174995 Oct 13, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
Hagel is a washed-up old SOT. A hero of yours?
I have very few heroes. And, unlike you, GWB and Romney are not heroes of mine. FYI, I can't think of one living politician, except maybe the Presidents of Liberia and Bangladesh, both women, who are my heroes. And Malala.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174996 Oct 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Yep, Libtards are hypocrites. Take Jacqueau who like to fly to Las Vegas. If is was truly upset with Evil Big Oil, he would walk to Las Vagas.
Harvard Finds Fossil Fuels Indispensable
By Matthew DiLallo | October 13, 2013
At $32.7 billion, Harvard's endowment is among the largest in the country. The strong returns of the assets owned within the endowment are the main reason it has grown so large. In fact, over the past two decades Harvard's endowment has returned 12% per year, with a portion of those gains fueled by the fossil fuel-related investments it has held. Some, however, have suggested that those fossil fuel investments ought not be held, as the emissions these create are what's driving climate change that has so many worried about our future.
Balancing investing with personal ethics
In considering its options, Harvard has come to the conclusion that fossil fuels are indispensable to its portfolio. That's why it has rejected calls to jettison these investments. It sees boycotting a whole class of companies that we rely on every day as being an inconsistent notion. Further, the performance of the portfolio is critically important to the university, as it contributed almost a third of the school's operating budget last year. So to limit its opportunities to fulfill its mission would be counterintuitive.
The debate does bring up an ethical point, and one with which many investors wrestle. For example, many investors have completely rejected investing in "sin stocks" such as tobacco or alcohol producers, while others have taken a stand to own only the companies pursuing a more socially responsible mission. It really comes down to a personal decision, as it can be very difficult to separate your investing from your beliefs.
However, when it specifically comes to fossil fuel-related investments, there is a way to have your cake and eat it, too. For example, the concern with fossil fuels centers on the carbon dioxide that's emitted. The problem really boils down to the cost of capturing and storing all of that carbon. This is where fossil fuels can work in harmony to utilize the carbon to produce more energy.
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/10...
Wonderful that Harvard endowment of $32 billion. Bigger than half of the world's countries' central banks. And even more wonderful, you'd think they'd lower tuition fees, no? NOT. Last I heard, one year at Harvard is over $40,000. Who except kids of those 1 percenters can afford that?
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#174997 Oct 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
More anal and bowel movement fantasies. Will you ever act instead of always and forever, with such passion, talk about it?
Just telling it like it is, Mr. Wannabe! Have you tried 'Just For Men' yet? LMAO!

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#174998 Oct 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Trayvon was shot assaulting someone. He did not have the Skittles in his had, did he!
Name the person that said he was assaulting Z. Of, I forgot, you and your buddy LRS were there on the scene.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#174999 Oct 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
I have very few heroes. And, unlike you, GWB and Romney are not heroes of mine. FYI, I can't think of one living politician, except maybe the Presidents of Liberia and Bangladesh, both women, who are my heroes. And Malala.
And this is supposed to mean something to whom?
Republican Gangsters

Sayville, NY

#175000 Oct 13, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like we have some things in common, so why fail to mention the $ 6 trillion that Obama has added if in fact you believe W was responsible for the trillions added under his administration. The last time I checked, the constitution places the appropriations in the hands of the House of Representatives. Not the President, although his signature is required, and certainly not the Fed. The major collapse of our budgeting process happened under the leadership, or lack there of, of the current crop of democrats. Started when Pelosi was in charge of the House, then shifted to a block everything strategy lead by Harry Reid in the Senate. There is no doubt that the republicans have been holding the country as victim, but the democrats are the ones plunging the knife in repeatedly and bleeding her out.
Number One: The head of the FED is the most powerful person on earth.

2. Bush hardly ever used his veto pen.

3. Wall Street is the culprit of the 1929 financial meltdown, 1980s Savings and Loans, and 2008 financial meltdown.

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Government Bailouts: A U.S. Tradition Dating to Hamilton
SEPTEMBER 20, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/ygk788s
The bubble pops. Lenders freeze. Depositors lose faith. Panic spreads. And the government steps in because nobody else will.
Today it is Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke putting together the rescue package for a financial system rocked by falling home prices and a wave of defaults on subprime mortgages.
But a short walk through U.S. history demonstrates the point made by Alex J. Pollock of the American Enterprise Institute: "If you would like an empirical law of government behavior, it is that in a panic or threatened financial collapse, governments intervene -- every government, every party, every country, every time."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1221866620360...

The Big Takeover / The Socialist Bailout of Wall Street
The global economic crisis isn't about money - it's about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution
Mar 22, 2009 / http://tinyurl.com/mblrxrs
It's over — we're officially, royally fucked. No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. It happened when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was forced to admit that he was once again going to have to stuff billions of taxpayer dollars into a dying insurance giant called AIG, itself a profound symbol of our national decline — a corporation that got rich insuring the concrete and steel of American industry in the country's heyday, only to destroy itself chasing phantom fortunes at the Wall Street card tables, like a dissolute nobleman gambling away the family estate in the waning days of the British Empire.
https://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/03/22-...

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Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen / 23 July 2007 / http://tinyurl.com/2cc7af
The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America,(owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.
Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/document/...

Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen / 23 July 2007 / Audio
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/document/...
Republican Gangsters

Sayville, NY

#175001 Oct 13, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like we have some things in common, so why fail to mention the $ 6 trillion that Obama has added if in fact you believe W was responsible for the trillions added under his administration. The last time I checked, the constitution places the appropriations in the hands of the House of Representatives. Not the President, although his signature is required, and certainly not the Fed. The major collapse of our budgeting process happened under the leadership, or lack there of, of the current crop of democrats. Started when Pelosi was in charge of the House, then shifted to a block everything strategy lead by Harry Reid in the Senate. There is no doubt that the republicans have been holding the country as victim, but the democrats are the ones plunging the knife in repeatedly and bleeding her out.
I know for a fact the Democratic party does not represent me.

I hope someday you will realize the Republican party does not represent you.

Most in Congress DO NOT BELIEVE in the US Constitution.

If they did, they would have impeached:

LBJ for lying about the Gulf of Tonkin.

Nixon for Watergate.

Reagan/Bush for Iran/Contra.

Bush/Cheney for WMD in Iraq.

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Sen. Warren: Regulators Are Watching Out for Banks, Not the American Public / Warren takes regulators to task at Senate Banking Committee hearing (again)/ April 12, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/bv5g7zn
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren took bank regulators to task once again at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday, pressing officials over their refusal to reveal how frequently big banks illegally foreclosed on homeowners in the mortgage crisis.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/...

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Special Report: The Savings And Loan Crisis
Another George H.W. Bush Bailout On The Backs Of Taxpayers
Monday, Feb. 20, 1989 / http://tinyurl.com/d3n9ke
Last week President Bush came forward with a long-awaited bailout plan in which he sought to spread around the unhappiness in an evenhanded way. Said Bush: "Nothing is without pain when you come to solve a problem of this magnitude." His program will require taxpayers and S & Ls to share the burden of a rescue that will cost an estimated $126 billion during the next decade. The taxpayer portion would amount to about $60 billion, which would be contained in the federal budget over the next ten years. The Government would borrow $50 billion by issuing 30-year bonds to be repaid through revenues collected from S & Ls. Including the interest expense, half of which will be borne by taxpayers, the total package could cost $200 billion or more over the course of three decades./ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#175002 Oct 13, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>Just being honest. You've mocked me? When? LMAO! The coward who runs off to the twink bar when confronted? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa
Sayeth the puss afraid to buy a beer without his 17 cousins to hold his hand
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#175003 Oct 13, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>The Mrs.? You mean Path loaned you his blow-up sex doll? Eww! We know you'll have your tongue buried deep in it! LMAO!
We know "your" afraid of beer and women. Anything else you'd like to share?

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