Riot in Paris: Armored trucks, tear gas, smashed glass

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/paris-shutters-itself-fear-worsening-protest-violence-063059920.html
    this is what happens when you tax your citizens to the point they can't afford food.......... CA is headed that way :(
     
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    It's France. This just sounds like a bit of over-exuberance.

    It's when they break out the guillotines that you know they're serious.

    /s in case someone can't tell
     
  3. Stella, Dec 8, 2018
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    Yeap. Things have to be pretty bad to rebel
     
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    Oh I love the French! They get dressed up in safety vests when rioting. Safety first folks!
     
  6. Stella macrumors G3

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    The French have the guts to protest for much less.
     
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    I think that I read that like 1,000 or so people were arrested yesterday alone. They have a real mess on their hands...
     
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    And this is when you lose any goodwill support for your cause. No matter what your "cause" is.
     
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    Wow - even the french have their limits as to how much taxes they want to pay. Its good to see though. I assumed that mst people in Europe had gone completely hyper-left wing where they just hand their entire payheck over(if they even have a job) for the "good" of everyone else. Interesting.
     
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    They are hyper left, and that's why they allowed themselves to get to the point where they are now.

    Trying to tax yourself to prosperity, is like standing in a bucket, and then trying to lift that bucket by the handle...
     
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    Gotta laugh at the U.S. media, who literally labelled Macron as the new leader of the free world not even a year ago.

    One of Macron's ministers has also criticised Donald Trump for commenting on their domestic situation. The same president who got Barry to do a political ad for him to win the election and incessantly criticised Trump's politics every step of the way.

    Hope and Change comes to France!
     
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    You don’t wish ill on people, but sometimes you just have to look at the kid who is determined to touch the hot stove no matter how many times you warn them... at some point, you realize you just need to let them touch it, that you can’t save him from himself, and let him learn the hard way...
     
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    It's not just taxes, high cost of living and cutbacks to social services are driving them as well. Problem is France is in the EU and they can't just run a deficit to give these people what they want. Pretty sure there's a cap of 3% of GDP.
     
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    WTF????
     
  18. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    They can. EU countries violate that limit all the time. France in particular ran a larger than 3% deficit every year except 2017.
     
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    Doesn't France have a 35 hour work week and something like 10 weeks a year of holidays?
     
  20. cube, Dec 10, 2018
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    25 workdays of holidays. In Sweden it is 33.

    In the EU the minimum allowed for a full time job is 20 workdays.
     

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