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Dunno. What's the TSA's position on that?

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Charlie Hebdo trial opens in Paris with most suspects dead or presumed dead

As France prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks on January 7, a trial linked to the massacre that left 12 people dead opened in Paris on Monday.

Of the 24, only five are expected to appear on the dock: 19 suspects fled to parts of Iraq and Syria once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group and have since been killed or are believed to have been killed during the US-led coalition crackdown on the jihadist group.

The much-awaited trial of 24 suspects in the January 2015 attacks on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in Paris opened in the French capital on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the assault.

Families and loved ones of the victims hope the trial will shed light on the planning operations and networks that enabled radicalised youths to access weapons and conduct the attacks on French soil.

Absent suspects include the Belhoucine brothers, whose eldest son Mohamed is considered the mentor of the Hyper Cacher Jewish supermarket attack.
https://www.france24.com/en/20200106-ch ... med-dead-1

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France: Vigilantes Winning War Against Speed Cameras
Driving politics
French officials were convinced that mounting speed cameras high atop poles would keep them from being attacked. The government committed to replacing every existing photo radar installation with these next-generation "turret" speed cameras only to learn that the devices are being destroyed faster than they are deployed. According to the experts at Radars-Auto.com, twelve cameras have been installed in the Tarn department since January 1, but a total of thirteen turret cameras there have been knocked out of service during the same period.

On Friday, vigilantes used white paint to blind the speed camera on the A320 in Forbach. On Thursday, the turret camera on the RD612 in Beziers was cut down. Down the same road toward Agde, another turret camera was pried open and blinded with yellow spraypaint. On January 11, vigilantes cut down the speed camera on the RD600 in Sainte-Croix.

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Vigilantes in San Giuliano, Italy, took out a trio of orange Velo OK brand speed cameras last week. The camera on the Via Gorky was blown up on January 10. The device on the Via Della Repubblica was knocked over, and on January 12 the camera on the Via Tolstoj was struck with a blunt object. In Cuneo, the speed camera on the SS231 was rammed on Thursday.
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↑ 'Tis an old war. Compulsory seat belts had also caused much whining.





Murican DJ Jauz launched this (incredibly original) fashion line:

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I'll let you determine why the success in France was modest. :mrgreen:

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Witness wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:37 am
↑ 'Tis an old war. Compulsory seat belts had also caused much whining.
Compulsory seat belts were never so fraught with corruption.
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Witness wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:37 am
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I'll let you determine why the success in France was modest. :mrgreen:
Hmm. Nope. No clue.

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch& ... CAY&uact=5

What's the matter with the French, anyway? :BigGrin3:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:17 am
Witness wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:37 am
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I'll let you determine why the success in France was modest. :mrgreen:
Hmm. Nope. No clue.

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch& ... CAY&uact=5

What's the matter with the French, anyway? :BigGrin3:

Are they saying "Please" in German?

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Some French dude on Reddit took a "pâté en croûte masterclass" (sic):

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Content:
Mêlée à base d'échine de porc et gorge, chataignes/pistaches/noix, trompettes de la mort et whisky tourbé,insert foie gras roulé dans de la truffe.
"Mixed with pork loin and throat, chestnuts/pistachios/nuts, death trumpets and peated whisky, insert foie gras rolled in truffle."

I presume "mêlée" is a technical term; the "death trumpets" as they are called in French are Craterellus cornucopioides, horn of plenty or black chanterelle.
No gelatin apparently.

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Ummm, wow looks delicious but you know I just ate and I'm on a diet.
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Typically French:
Roubaix : six mois après leur installation, la ville s'aperçoit que ses panneaux solaires n'étaient pas branchés
https://www.capital.fr/economie-politiq ... es-1360629

"Roubaix : six months after their installation, the city realizes that its solar panels were not connected."

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C'est toujours l'art
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Firefighters vs. cops:



As some dude on Reddit summed it up:
For those asking for context, firefighters have several requests:

- Against pension cuts that used to let them retire early (at 57 y.old)

- Increase of their hazard pay (hasn't been increased since 1990)

- More budget for their stations, and more hire of firefighters

- More safety while working (some of them have been attacked while working in some places)

Adding to the fact that last time they protested, one of them lost an eye and several were injured due to police brutality, I think most of them don't see riot police as colleagues any more ...

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At least it's proper Frenchmen rioting and not a bunch of ungrateful foreigners.
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Reminds me of my youth. :P

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↑ Traditions are dying out: manure has to be delivered at the Préfecture, not at a town square where it annoys everybody. :evil:

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65 Per Cent of French Believe French Civilisation Will Collapse
Breitbart

Article doesn't say, but I'm guessing the other 35% think it already has, differing only about when. :8b:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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65 Per Cent of French Believe French Civilisation Will Collapse
Breitbart

Article doesn't say, but I'm guessing the other 35% think it already has, differing only about when. :8b:
Taking your info from Breitbart isn't perhaps the best of ideas.

It cites "French media outlet L’Aisne Nouvelle" as its own source – and these local French papers (owned by whom? Totally different question) are consistently awful – instead of picking up the original source, an Ifop poll (discussed here: https://jean-jaures.org/nos-productions ... lapsologie).

And the original poll looks a tad different than its Aisne Nouvelle/Breitbart digestion.


It's not only about French collapsology but five countries have been polled (including :freedom: ):

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The question was: "Some think that civilization as we know it will collapse in the coming years. Do you agree completely/partially/partially not/completely not" with that diagnostic?"
So why did Breitbart pick the French and not the Italians? (Hint: I think the Aisne Nouvelle filter played its role…) Why did B/AN neglect the oh-so-optimistic Germans? (Because no catastrophism, that's why.)


Now why do Froggies (and others) think their world will end? Pollsters inquired:

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Left column:
  • climate warming & over-consumption
  • unchecked migratory waves
  • civil war & social strains
  • natural catastrophe (sweet meteor o'death, no less)
  • external aggression, terror
  • industrial or nuclear accident
  • slow decline
One could say it reflects largely the importance these events have in the media. (Perhaps there are national differences there?)


In Breitbart's version climate change takes one paragraph, while the rest is dedicated to civil war, “Jihadi Generation”, “Great Replacement” and nothing is said about the "slow decline" option.
And they cite Renaud Camus' theories, who is a writer and also a fascist turd.

As Wikipedia puts it:
Jean Renaud Gabriel Camus (/kæˈmuː/; French: [ʁəno kamy]; born 10 August 1946) is a French writer and white nationalist conspiracy theorist. He is known for the theory of the "Great Replacement", a conspiracy theory that claims a global elite is colluding against the white population of Europe to replace them with non-European peoples.

Camus' views on "the great replacement" have been translated on extreme-right websites and adopted by far-right groups to reinforce their white genocide conspiracy theory.

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For my personal use I've struck Breitbart from my news sources.

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I agree Breitbart is not a reliable source, but I had to share the bait. :)

I wonder what makes the Germans so optimistic? A strong sense of their destiny perhaps? :8b:
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This isn't America say French politicians, after candidate quits in sex scandal

The French do not care about the extramarital affairs of their politicians; but they do care about being told that they should.
That was on display Friday when President Emmanuel Macron's candidate for Paris mayor pulled out of the race after it was alleged he sent explicit content to a woman who is not his wife.
While withdrawing his candidacy on Friday, Benjamin Griveaux said he and his family have endured "defamatory statements, lies, rumors, anonymous attacks, the disclosure of private conversations that were stolen and death threats" for over a year.

"Yesterday a new stage has been reached: a website, and social networks relayed vile attacks on my private life," he said in a televised statement. "My family does not deserve this." Griveaux did not deny that he had sent the explicit videos.

His resignation enraged many in France -- including his political rivals -- who decried what they feared was an assault on France's liberal attitude to sex.
"I do not like this Americanization of political life in which politicians come and apologize because they have a mistress, we don't care," Alexis Corbiere, a senior member of radical left-wing party "France Insoumise" told CNN affiliate BFM.
Sébastien Chenu, a politician in Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally party, said the "Americanization of political life is detestable," on Twitter, adding that nothing could be gained by its voyeuristic "puritanism."
Even the current mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo -- who is running for reelection -- called for the "respect of privacy" in a statement to BFM. "This is not worthy of the democratic debate we should be having," she said.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/14/euro ... index.html