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    French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on June 12 announced a 27 billion euro (roughly $30 billion) tax cut over the next five years, a reduction of unemployment benefits for the country's top earners and incentives for companies to phase out short-term contracts, among other measures, France 24 reported June 12.

    The prime minister's speech promised tax cuts on the one hand (such as removing the country's housing tax), while pledging measures intended to boost business productivity on the other (such as reducing unemployment benefits to encourage job seeking). Philippe also gave more detail about the government's potentially contentious pension reform, noting it will provide incentives for citizens to work beyond the legal retirement age of 62 without actually changing the law itself.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situa...ension-reforms
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  5. #273
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    Robert Heinlein

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    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
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    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
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  11. #279
    https://twitter.com/DVATW/status/1155780603213766656

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  14. #281
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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  15. #282
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  16. #283
    50th straight week of protests: #YellowVests clash with police in #Paris#GiletsJaunes pic.twitter.com/KOqi5l0SDW
    — RT (@RT_com) October 27, 2019
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  17. #284
    Hey, look, Macron (the most pro-market French President in decades) has survived.

    Still there, battling with the whore.

    ...he's even assisting the INSOC people by insisting on a shorter extension for them to leave.

    ...off you go true Englanders, to those sunny uplands: off you go.

    ...thank pere Macron on your way out.
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  18. #285
    Week 50. Published October 27th, 2019 - 08:19 GMT


    https://www.albawaba.com/news/yellow...t-week-1317301

    The long-running protest appears to be justified by the continued and extreme unpopularity of President Emmanuel Macron, who has reached the halfway point in his five-year term.
    A new poll showed that a whopping 65% of France disapproves of his tenure, giving him even less domestic approval than controversial US President Donald Trump.
    A major difference between the two countries is that France’s mainstream media has largely defended their unpopular president, and chosen to demonize the anti-government sentiment expressed nationwide every Saturday for nearly a year.
    Where is John Galt?

  19. #286
    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    Week 50. Published October 27th, 2019 - 08:19 GMT


    https://www.albawaba.com/news/yellow...t-week-1317301

    The long-running protest appears to be justified by the continued and extreme unpopularity of President Emmanuel Macron, who has reached the halfway point in his five-year term.
    A new poll showed that a whopping 65% of France disapproves of his tenure, giving him even less domestic approval than controversial US President Donald Trump.
    A major difference between the two countries is that France’s mainstream media has largely defended their unpopular president, and chosen to demonize the anti-government sentiment expressed nationwide every Saturday for nearly a year.
    Hopefully that indicates that the French are rejecting their media.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  20. #287
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Hopefully that indicates that the French are rejecting their media.
    Don't know if that's the case but I would think if this is true that they would protest against them too???
    Where is John Galt?

  21. #288
    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    Don't know if that's the case but I would think if this is true that they would protest against them too???
    Maybe.
    Or maybe they will just start to reject everything their media tells them in addition to Macron.

    It's France we are talking about so I don't hold out much hope but I never expected the Yellow Vests either.
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  23. #289
    The opposition to Macron consists of (seriously, no hyperbole) bolshevik labor unions and the like.

    Do you anti-EU people actually hate the EU so much that you're cheering on French communists?

    Did you love the first French revolution so much that you'd like another?
    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -H. L. Mencken

  24. #290
    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    The opposition to Macron consists of (seriously, no hyperbole) bolshevik labor unions and the like.

    Do you anti-EU people actually hate the EU so much that you're cheering on French communists?

    Did you love the first French revolution so much that you'd like another?
    That helps explain the love affair with the media.
    Where is John Galt?

  25. #291
    There are a lot of French people, upper or upper-middle class people, people in the army, in the church, who have never forgotten or forgiven the first revolution (or any of the many which followed), who hate passionately the whore (i.e. the republic). There are even provincials who feel this way, the same as the peasants who fought the war in the Vendee. Macron represents the most radically classically liberal government which can exist while remaining democratic. If you value that kind of government, and don't want to have Pinochet in Paris, then Macron is the man. It's Macron, Pinochet, or Lenin. Take your pick.
    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -H. L. Mencken

  26. #292
    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    The opposition to Macron consists of (seriously, no hyperbole) bolshevik labor unions and the like.

    Do you anti-EU people actually hate the EU so much that you're cheering on French communists?

    Did you love the first French revolution so much that you'd like another?
    There are people to the right of Macron in opposition to him too.
    And rather than see the EU become a threat to the whole world like the USSR I'd much prefer another French revolution.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  27. #293
    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    There are a lot of French people, upper or upper-middle class people, people in the army, in the church, who have never forgotten or forgiven the first revolution (or any of the many which followed), who hate passionately the whore (i.e. the republic). There are even provincials who feel this way, the same as the peasants who fought the war in the Vendee. Macron represents the most radically classically liberal government which can exist while remaining democratic. If you value that kind of government, and don't want to have Pinochet in Paris, then Macron is the man. It's Macron, Pinochet, or Lenin. Take your pick.
    I'll take Pinochet if those are the only options.
    And he did hold elections when it was safe and accepted the outcome.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  28. #294
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    There are people to the right of Macron in opposition to him too.
    The Vichy $#@! national socialist isn't to the right of Macron.

    And rather than see the EU become a threat to the whole world like the USSR I'd much prefer another French revolution.
    lol

    What's happened to the Italian budget since the "right" took over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I'll take Pinochet if those are the only options.
    So would I.

    But, assuming we're going to maintain this whole election clown-show, Macron is the man.

    ...and, should said clown-show break down, Macron might also be the man in that situation.

    The personal stupidity of our own politicians, on this side of the water, has prejudiced us.

    Macron is quite capable of actually governing a state; so are many other European politicians.

    We, on the other hand, are led by a television character.

    So...
    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -H. L. Mencken

  29. #295
    #YellowVests1YearOn
    Yellow Vests clash with police in French Lyon
    MORE: https://t.co/ubnTAzfa8a pic.twitter.com/a3aEbSEqiZ
    — RT (@RT_com) November 16, 2019
    #YellowVests1YearOn
    French journalists viciously beaten at Yellow Vest protesthttps://t.co/1WKIsyI42A pic.twitter.com/nmCQJNVu9L
    — RT (@RT_com) November 16, 2019
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  30. #296
    Not wearing yellow vests, but railway workers, teachers and hospital staff held one of the biggest public sector strikes in decades against Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the pension system, with more than 800,000 people in protest marches in cities across France. This included a nationwide transport strike across France.
    The protesters complain that the new pension plans would force millions of people to work longer or receive lower payments.



    In Paris, cops fired teargas at black-clad protesters. Some protesters set fire to a storage trailer, smashed windows and a bus shelter, and overturned cars. Riot police in Nantes fired teargas at masked protesters, who threw projectiles at them.
    More than 6,000 riot police lined the demonstration route from Paris Gare du Nord to the east of the city.
    By late afternoon there had been more than 70 arrests and 9,000 searches.

    Isabelle Jarrivet said:
    The gilets jaunes protests got people thinking and talking more about politics and people determined not to let things pass. You can feel a defiant mood in the air.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...et-to-continue
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