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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:05 am

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

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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:31 pm

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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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:31 pm

France: Vigilantes Winning War Against Speed Cameras
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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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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:37 am

↑ '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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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:13 am

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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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » 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:
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Re: The France thread

Post by shuize » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:45 am

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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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:23 pm

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.

:Hungry2:

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Re: The France thread

Post by WildCat » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:42 am

Ummm, wow looks delicious but you know I just ate and I'm on a diet.
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