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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » January 3, 2019, 5:49 pm

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Stantheman » January 3, 2019, 10:51 pm

Lone Star wrote:
January 3, 2019, 5:49 pm

Elitists don’t like dissent.
Lone Star,
Just guessing based on your last few posts on this thread that you are probably anti-elitist, if not just posting as a joke. If not a joke aren't you a little confused as you support one of the biggest Elitists in the U.S., the Trumpster.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » January 4, 2019, 5:48 am

Stantheman wrote:
January 3, 2019, 10:51 pm
Lone Star wrote:
January 3, 2019, 5:49 pm

Elitists don’t like dissent.
Lone Star,
Just guessing based on your last few posts on this thread that you are probably anti-elitist, if not just posting as a joke. If not a joke aren't you a little confused as you support one of the biggest Elitists in the U.S., the Trumpster.
Someone else trying to turn another thread into GET TRUMP . . . it's becoming a hallmark of some members of Udon Map.

There is a distinct difference between a social elitist and the political elitists -- or self-proclaimed 'masterminds'. Sometimes a person can be both, but not in Trump's case.

The fact that you cannot recognize that difference in the context in which 'elite' is used, and at the same time see that Trump has had to fight the political elite (also called the 'establishment' or political class) on both sides of the aisle since he announced his candidacy, may reveal that you don't fully understand the term 'elitist'.

You also don't understand my support of Trump. My love is for his policies and programs and their achievements and results. The crude, exaggerating, stubborn, street brawler from Queens is exactly what America needed to fight the lawlessness and subversive anti-America behavior of Democrats.

I worship no man, but I will defend the wrongly accused, maliciously attacked or mercilessly maligned over bullshiggity, biased, uncorroborated, ginned-up media foolishness.

In a radio interview in Berlin, Richard Grenell, US Ambassador to Germany, explained it well.

Trump's target is not the Left. Trump is after “the political elites" -- those vile and diabolical intellectuals who are spread throughout academia, the press, politics and culture. They are not defined by their wealth. Trump would be part of it if 'elitism' was only about money.

Now. After this clarification, if you still believe that Trump is part of the political elites, you're entitled to your opinion; but the political elites are Trump's enemy.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » January 6, 2019, 5:21 am

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A new demand of the protesters is the Citizen Initiative Referendum, which calls for any petition in France that gained 700,000 signatures to be required to be put to a binding vote of The People. The referendums could be used to create or change laws, amend the constitution, and even remove politicians from office.

According to RTL, polling reveals that 80% of Frenchmen overwhelmingly support it because it would dramatically reduce the size and power of big government and return power to The People. However, 47% of those polled said that Macron would ignore it all. But I think the French People have more fight than weak, squishy mush Macron.
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by yartims » January 7, 2019, 8:31 pm

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The latest round of anti-government protests across France at the weekend degenerated in Paris into violent clashes between protesters and the security forces, prompting the beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron to condemn “extreme violence”.

For the eighth Saturday in a row, “gilets jaunes” demonstrators — sporting the yellow reflective jackets that French motorists are obliged to carry in their cars — massed in cities around the country to protest against the cost of living and to call for Mr Macron’s resignation, underlining the challenge to the once-popular president’s authority after more than two months of disruption.

The interior ministry said there were some 50,000 demonstrators nationwide, compared with 32,000 the previous Saturday during the Christmas-New Year holiday period. There were also clashes in Bordeaux, Caen and other cities.

In recent days Mr Macron and his government, sensing that urban shopkeepers and residents are dismayed by the economic impact of the prolonged unrest, as well as by the burning of cars and smashing of shop windows, have decided to take a tough line against the demonstrators, and have suggested that those who continue to protest are extremists who deserve no mercy.

A march of an estimated 4,000 people from the Paris town hall to the national assembly began peacefully, but ended in violence and failed to reach its destination when some of the demonstrators — including a man identified by police as a former professional boxer — attacked a group of gendarmes in riot gear blocking a pedestrian bridge across the River Seine. A riverboat restaurant was set on fire.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by saint » January 8, 2019, 4:08 am

Macron calling them extremists is just adding fuel to the fire in my opinion .
These elected types seem to think they can trample all over the ones they are supposed to serve .
Sort of reminds me of Thatcher back in the day and her poll tax fiasco .
One of the few u turns she ever made , because she pushed the people too far .
Macron with his fuel tax has done the same thing .

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » January 8, 2019, 4:37 am

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by tamada » January 8, 2019, 1:15 pm

Lone Star wrote:
January 6, 2019, 5:21 am
... A new demand of the protesters is the Citizen Initiative Referendum, which calls for any petition in France that gained 700,000 signatures to be required to be put to a binding vote of The People. The referendums could be used to create or change laws, amend the constitution, and even remove politicians from office. ...
Since the UK's referendum on the EU was such a resoundingly popular success, this minority of rowdy French malcontents reckon it's the way forward?

I see.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

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Globalism on fire in France. Chance of spreading?
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Stantheman » January 10, 2019, 8:29 am

After using the Foe option it was so nice not having to see the crapola pictures and such Lone Star has been posting every day on multiple threads. Hopefully others will not quote his post to help reduce even more of his CRAPOLA.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » January 10, 2019, 9:00 am

Stantheman wrote:
January 10, 2019, 8:29 am
After using the Foe option it was so nice not having to see the crapola pictures and such Lone Star has been posting every day on multiple threads. Hopefully others will not quote his post to help reduce even more of his CRAPOLA.
You can't resist the ad hominem though, can you? 555

And yet, I did not start any damn one of the threads on Trump. Not one. Certain members here have a propensity for starting crap that they can't finish.

Still butthurt over 'elitism'?
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by papafarang » January 10, 2019, 11:53 am

Lone Star wrote:
January 10, 2019, 9:00 am
Stantheman wrote:
January 10, 2019, 8:29 am
After using the Foe option it was so nice not having to see the crapola pictures and such Lone Star has been posting every day on multiple threads. Hopefully others will not quote his post to help reduce even more of his CRAPOLA.
You can't resist the ad hominem though, can you? 555

And yet, I did not start any damn one of the threads on Trump. Not one. Certain members here have a propensity for starting crap that they can't finish.

Still butthurt over 'elitism'?
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"I did not start any damn one of the threads on Trump"..... you have 626 post on will trump make the grade , does it really matter who started the threads. because your the one filling them with fake news... Russian troll farm :lol:
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Giggle » January 10, 2019, 12:21 pm

The fragile, liberal mind does not tolerate differing opinions well. It crumbles easily.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » January 10, 2019, 3:17 pm

Giggle wrote:
January 10, 2019, 12:21 pm
The fragile, liberal mind does not tolerate differing opinions well. It crumbles easily.
It doesn't take much to set them off into ad hominem mode. You're correct.

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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » January 11, 2019, 3:12 pm

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She makes a lot of sense.
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