Rioters rampage, protesters block French airports

Full story: Long Beach Press-Telegram

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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SAD

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EXRM wrote:
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Hmmm. If "you" say so then it must be "true". In my experience most civilized people rise above pure personal greed. Socialists are voted into power, usually to reflect a fair society, its called democracy. Americans do not have the choice. Did'nt you know that!!
Your ignorance is flagrant ! The Uberbitch Segolène Royal ( Socialist ) encouraged the students to protest in the street...SHE, could have been elected President...SCARY !!! Fair society ? My ASS !
Dear USA,
Not all French people agree with this vociferous minority whom are trying to dictate to the silent majority what "they" should do.
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Your ignorance is flagrant ! The Uberbitch Segolène Royal ( Socialist ) encouraged the students to protest in the street...SHE, could have been elected President...SCARY !!! Fair society ? My ASS !
Dear USA,
Not all French people agree with this vociferous minority whom are trying to dictate to the silent majority what "they" should do.
I do agree with you there.
I am afraid the left serves France badly in government or in opposition.

The same thing happened in 1968; the socialist opposition supported the students riots, the general strike and all the unrest.

These people don't care about the damage they create in their country.
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We don't care either, we just love watching our movies.

The thinking we leave for others.
To make life easier, as they say.

"Easy Does It!"

And our "Daily Breeze" kept us in that mood.
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I do agree with you there.
I am afraid the left serves France badly in government or in opposition.
The same thing happened in 1968; the socialist opposition supported the students riots, the general strike and all the unrest.
These people don't care about the damage they create in their country.
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God help California, then...
The New World doesn't need to repeat the mistake of the Old World.
That's not why that great country of the USA was created for.
Europe didn't escape the socialist 'experiment' and some of it still lingers on the old continent like a bad smell that refuses to go away.
But why would America, "The city on the hill", commit the same mistakes?
Human frailty. Ya, America did establish a unique and unmatched gov't of the people, by the people and for the people, and the French were unable to match it because of the Old World problems and sabotage, which after the Napoleanic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, left us isolated and vulnerable to these same Old World powers.
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My ultimate utopia would be a more socialist world where people looked after each other more and had programs in place to make life a little easier and less exploitative for all. But, to allow this more humane world to grow and be a success, my belief is that there would need to be a limit to the number of children that one person could have - let's say two or three. Then, the more socialist programs for a more humane lifestyle would not be swamped with too many people taking advantage of them and we would appreciate each other more and naturally be more inclined to look at each other as partners in this better world.

But hey, the chances of this happening in the next foreseeable future are slim and none.
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Unions are responsible for keeping the corporate world from really abusing the workers. And not all unions are the same or get the same benefits.....my wife has worked as a union worker for thirty plus years and she will not be getting what anyone could call a "big" pension....less than twenty thousand a year is not a big pension at all.

Yes there is corruption in some unions like there is in some of government and some of society in general. If we get rid of the corruption at as many levels as we can then we could all enjoy a much better level of life.

You will find that republicans and democrats alike lie to the public almost all the time....and conservative ideas are not necessarily always better than progressive ones. If you keep looking for black and white answers to our shades of grey world you will always be disappointed.
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Nothing will save California from Californians who vote to be less than each and every election. Some are so cruel and sadistic that they will even vote for Brown knowing that he sold us all out for Union campaign support. Terrifying!
So you would rather support Ms. Whitman and her efforts on behalf of the wealthy of the state....cutting services to all californians and installing laws which will allow big business to run rampant again (that has worked ever so well so far eh?). We can be sold out to other interests instead of unions or other scapegoats.
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Arnie made promises to,
and he was elected.

It's quite simple.
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So you would rather support Ms. Whitman and her efforts on behalf of the wealthy of the state....cutting services to all californians and installing laws which will allow big business to run rampant again (that has worked ever so well so far eh?). We can be sold out to other interests instead of unions or other scapegoats.
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Anybody wrote:
Unions are responsible for keeping the corporate world from really abusing the workers. And not all unions are the same or get the same benefits.....my wife has worked as a union worker for thirty plus years and she will not be getting what anyone could call a "big" pension....less than twenty thousand a year is not a big pension at all.
Yes there is corruption in some unions like there is in some of government and some of society in general. If we get rid of the corruption at as many levels as we can then we could all enjoy a much better level of life.
You will find that republicans and democrats alike lie to the public almost all the time....and conservative ideas are not necessarily always better than progressive ones. If you keep looking for black and white answers to our shades of grey world you will always be disappointed.
There you go again. Trying to confuse the American Union movement with the greedy public employee unions who are buying Sacramento so they can use the rest of us, along with our kids and grand kids, as tax slaves.
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Oct 23, 2010
 
Those rioters are nothing but spoiled brats.
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Profiles in history and an early model of "cooking the books", which was a part of many of the wonderfull things to follow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Necker
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Let's hope they clear it up quick so as not to hurt travel.
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Rob Samuels wrote:
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Nothing will save California from Californians who vote to be less than each and every election. Some are so cruel and sadistic that they will even vote for Brown knowing that he sold us all out for Union campaign support. Terrifying!
http://web.archive.org/web/19970228194217/www...
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ronan wrote:
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LOL
Yes, history can be funny.
Both the American Revolution and French Revolution were the products of Enlightenment ideals that emphasized the idea of natural rights and equality. With such an ideological basis, it becomes clear when one sets out to compare the French Revolution and American Revolution that people felt the need to be free from oppressive or tyrannical rule of absolute monarchs and have the ability to live independent from such forces. The leadership in both countries at the time of their revolutions was certainly repressive, especially in terms of taxation. Both areas suffered social and economic hardships that led to the realization that something must be done to topple the hierarchy and put power back into the hands of the people.
http://www.articlemyriad.com/46.htm
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ronan wrote:
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I do agree with you there.
I am afraid the left serves France badly in government or in opposition.
The same thing happened in 1968; the socialist opposition supported the students riots, the general strike and all the unrest.
These people don't care about the damage they create in their country.
They care more about the damage their country can do to their people. Time to reflect on the American mortgage bank scheme that is in our current plate of affairs, no?

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