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Rioters rampage, protesters block French airports

There are 55 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Oct 20, 2010, titled Rioters rampage, protesters block French airports. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Workers opposed to a higher retirement age blocked roads to airports around France on Wednesday, leaving passengers in Paris dragging suitcases on foot along an emergency breakdown lane.

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love second street

Anaheim, CA

#1 Oct 20, 2010
Those French, an extra 2 years bid freaking deal. Thats what happen when you expect the government to pay for everything. The French will always have a socialist mentality. They are lazy
French same as US

Los Alamitos, CA

#2 Oct 20, 2010
love second street wrote:
Those French, an extra 2 years bid freaking deal. Thats what happen when you expect the government to pay for everything. The French will always have a socialist mentality. They are lazy
The progressive Democrats and their enabling unions that have hijacked the U.S. local, state and federal government are no different than the socialist French. At some point, something has to give because their demands are unreasonable, unsustainable and unaffordable.
French Fries

Long Beach, CA

#3 Oct 20, 2010
This is what you get when you dip potatoes in heating oil.
Skinny

Los Alamitos, CA

#4 Oct 20, 2010
French Fries wrote:
This is what you get when you dip potatoes in heating oil.
French Fries are very unhealthy anyway.
Turk

AOL

#5 Oct 20, 2010
The French are useless eaters.
I like their movies, writers, painters, cooks, philosophers...but really, their politics have s*cked at least since the time of Napoleon. The guillotine may be their only and finest contribution to the political arena.
zfire

Torrance, CA

#6 Oct 20, 2010
love second street wrote:
Those French, an extra 2 years bid freaking deal. Thats what happen when you expect the government to pay for everything. The French will always have a socialist mentality. They are lazy
They don't look lazy to me. The war in Iraq put us into a huge deficit and it's still not over. Most of us still have our fat American asses on the couch watching the view or reruns of Jersey Shore. From the photos, they are looking pretty slim and athletic.
zfire

Torrance, CA

#7 Oct 20, 2010
Turk wrote:
The French are useless eaters.
I like their movies, writers, painters, cooks, philosophers...but really, their politics have s*cked at least since the time of Napoleon. The guillotine may be their only and finest contribution to the political arena.
And Democracy. The French Revolution lead to the American Revolution.
Really

San Pedro, CA

#8 Oct 20, 2010
Take a good look. This is your future California.
Daniel

Santa Monica, CA

#9 Oct 20, 2010
zfire wrote:
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And Democracy. The French Revolution lead to the American Revolution.
I think you got that backwards Skippy.
Bill

Topanga, CA

#10 Oct 20, 2010
Really wrote:
Take a good look. This is your future California.
I second that!!
ronan

Bath, UK

#11 Oct 20, 2010
zfire wrote:
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And Democracy. The French Revolution lead to the American Revolution.
LOL
lulu

AOL

#12 Oct 20, 2010
Really wrote:
Take a good look. This is your future California.
This is your future United State of America. Welcome to Socialism. Please, please, everyone, do NOT let this happen here. Vote!
Turk

AOL

#13 Oct 20, 2010
zfire wrote:
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And Democracy. The French Revolution lead to the American Revolution.
Let's see--there's the internet, the library, and bookstores to consult before posting something like that. Next time you'll know better. This is why using multiple screen names is so handy. If you write something like that you can just abandon that handle and continue on your way unscathed but wiser and full of resolve to check your facts more closely in the future.
NW Hominid

Auburn, WA

#14 Oct 20, 2010
Socailism is created when entitlement ingenuity is lost...
ronan

Bath, UK

#15 Oct 20, 2010
NW Hominid wrote:
Socailism is created when entitlement ingenuity is lost...
Socialism was the cancer of the world during the 20th century.
It tried vainly to replace individual responsability by a notion of 'universal help' from the all powerfull state, and killed millions in the process of imposing the doctrine.

It seems that it hasn't been fully cured yet.
It's a breeding ground for dependency, lazyness and anarchy.
Turk

AOL

#16 Oct 20, 2010
ronan wrote:
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Socialism was the cancer of the world during the 20th century.
It tried vainly to replace individual responsability by a notion of 'universal help' from the all powerfull state, and killed millions in the process of imposing the doctrine.
It seems that it hasn't been fully cured yet.
It's a breeding ground for dependency, lazyness and anarchy.
Bingo.
BWF

Montebello, CA

#17 Oct 20, 2010
The French are simply fighting to maintain the decent life they have been able to achieve for themselves over the last 200+ years. We could learn a lesson from them, the Greeks, the Icelanders, etc. A robust social safety net is not a bad thing. I can't believe how many people in this thread and elsewhere are expressing so much of the pro-Corporate, pro-Wall St., and pro-banker propaganda. All of you Glenn Beck supporters have been brainwashed into thinking that holding crooked Wall St. banksters accountable for their massive, economy-destroying gambling debts that WE payed for is somehow "socialism." Half of Wall St. should be in jail. Using tax money to help poor people out in times of need is not Marxist -- it's Christian. Recall that the only recorded act of violence in the life of Jesus was his outburst against the moneychangers -- the bankers.

Vive le France!!
zane salazar

Bellflower, CA

#18 Oct 20, 2010
BWF wrote:
The French are simply fighting to maintain the decent life they have been able to achieve for themselves over the last 200+ years. We could learn a lesson from them, the Greeks, the Icelanders, etc. A robust social safety net is not a bad thing. I can't believe how many people in this thread and elsewhere are expressing so much of the pro-Corporate, pro-Wall St., and pro-banker propaganda. All of you Glenn Beck supporters have been brainwashed into thinking that holding crooked Wall St. banksters accountable for their massive, economy-destroying gambling debts that WE payed for is somehow "socialism." Half of Wall St. should be in jail. Using tax money to help poor people out in times of need is not Marxist -- it's Christian. Recall that the only recorded act of violence in the life of Jesus was his outburst against the moneychangers -- the bankers.
Vive le France!!
Good thing you don't have children or a family you care about. You wouldn't be so quick to toss them under the bus by voting to enslave them by voting for Gov't Empl. Unioncrats like Brown, Boxer, or Richardson.
Laemmele

AOL

#19 Oct 20, 2010
BWF wrote:
The French are simply fighting to maintain the decent life they have been able to achieve for themselves over the last 200+ years. We could learn a lesson from them, the Greeks, the Icelanders, etc. A robust social safety net is not a bad thing. I can't believe how many people in this thread and elsewhere are expressing so much of the pro-Corporate, pro-Wall St., and pro-banker propaganda. All of you Glenn Beck supporters have been brainwashed into thinking that holding crooked Wall St. banksters accountable for their massive, economy-destroying gambling debts that WE payed for is somehow "socialism." Half of Wall St. should be in jail. Using tax money to help poor people out in times of need is not Marxist -- it's Christian. Recall that the only recorded act of violence in the life of Jesus was his outburst against the moneychangers -- the bankers.
Vive le France!!
I agree with your sentiment but must remind you that all those countries you mentioned are bankrupt. The bankers and Wall Street have given far more to Democrats than to Republicans. Look it up. It's common knowledge. I make my living in the stock market and pay close attention to these things. In return for the 'donations' to Democrats like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd these bankers got a mandate to sell houses to anybody with (and possibly without) a pulse. Then they got a bailout from Democrats after Obama took power--a bailout that far exceeded the Bush money. You're being fooled by the Left. In order to fund all the social network programs we must have a functioning, solvent country. Vote for Conservatives and not necessarily Republicans. There are even a few responsible Democrats to vote for--but not many. Obama MUST be neutered in order to save this country which is why any Democrat in Congress is a minus.
Sil vous plait

Los Alamitos, CA

#20 Oct 20, 2010
BWF wrote:
The French are simply fighting to maintain the decent life they have been able to achieve for themselves over the last 200+ years. We could learn a lesson from them, the Greeks, the Icelanders, etc. A robust social safety net is not a bad thing. I can't believe how many people in this thread and elsewhere are expressing so much of the pro-Corporate, pro-Wall St., and pro-banker propaganda. All of you Glenn Beck supporters have been brainwashed into thinking that holding crooked Wall St. banksters accountable for their massive, economy-destroying gambling debts that WE payed for is somehow "socialism." Half of Wall St. should be in jail. Using tax money to help poor people out in times of need is not Marxist -- it's Christian. Recall that the only recorded act of violence in the life of Jesus was his outburst against the moneychangers -- the bankers.
Vive le France!!
Please wear a condom!

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