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solely wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:20 am I thought being paid to sit home was normal for the French, so why the fuss?
So is going out and burning stuff. :)
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The French are revolting!
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↑ "25 cities"? How impressive!

Most of the cited ones are small parts (villages, once) of the extended Paris banlieue and Hem is just near Roubaix in the North. Administratively they are communes, of course, but then one could also count each Paris arrondissement as a "city" each having its own mayor.

And Limoges, roughly in the center of the country, is so godforsaken that there is the verb limoger, literally "send to Limoges" but meaning to sack/fire/demote, as that's where they got rid of military brass who had blundered.
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Witness wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:52 pm
And Limoges, roughly in the center of the country, is so godforsaken that there is the verb limoger, literally "send to Limoges" but meaning to sack/fire/demote, as that's where they got rid of military brass who had blundered.
“Sent to Coventry “ is the U.K. version
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Let's have something peaceful:


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Social distancing, the French way.
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Witness wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:57 pm Image

Social distancing, the French way.
I see one of the figures had a white flag ready

... plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
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You'll have to click as it's over Pyrrho's ban of big pictures: https://i.imgur.com/FGubGGn.png

And it's below reality: all maps in the Métro or train stations have important places and names scratched out by the local assholes. :(
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France accuses Venezuela of harassing embassy, summons envoy

PARIS (Reuters) - France has summoned Venezuela’s envoy over accusations President Nicolas Maduro’s government has been harassing its embassy in Caracas, including by cutting water and electricity to the ambassador’s residence, diplomats said on Thursday.

France is among dozens of nations which do not recognise Maduro’s disputed 2018 re-election and consider opposition leader Juan Guaido to be Venezuela’s rightful president.

Maduro has previously accused French ambassador Romain Nadal of meddling in internal affairs, and diplomats say the services to his home in Caracas have been cut since the start of May.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vene ... SKBN22Q15T
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Drone surveillance banned by the French State Council

Since the 11th of May, end of the COVID-19 full-lockdown in France, the French government is using drones in Paris to ensure citizens are applying the post-lockdown rules properly.

Today, after a complain from different NGOs, the French State Council, highest administrative court in France, considered drone surveillance was a dangerous threat to privacy, and ordered the Government to stop their usage immediately.
https://pendect.com/categories/politics ... te-council
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French president Emmanuel Macron loses absolute majority in parliament after defections
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French President Emmanuel Macron lost his absolute parliamentary majority on Tuesday after several of his MPs defected to create a new political group.

Seven of Macron's La Republique En Marche (LREM) MPs have joined the new group called "Ecology, Democracy, Solidarity".

Made up of 17 lawmakers, including other ex-LREM parliamentarians, the group said it would be "independent" and sit "neither in the majority nor in the opposition".

The latest defections mean Macron's formation now has 288 MPs — just one shy of an absolute majority. LREM had 314 MPs at the beginning of Macron's presidency.

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Le lycée Colbert de Thionville renommé Rosa-Parks : réactions indignées à l’extrême-droite
https://actu.fr/grand-est/thionville_57 ... 84011.html

"Colbert high school renamed Rosa Parks: outrage from the far right."

Interesting choice, as if there were no Blacks in France's history. (I presume that's what you get from scraping Face-de-bouc and Twatter instead of reading books.)
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Witness wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:19 am
Le lycée Colbert de Thionville renommé Rosa-Parks : réactions indignées à l’extrême-droite
https://actu.fr/grand-est/thionville_57 ... 84011.html

"Colbert high school renamed Rosa Parks: outrage from the far right."

Interesting choice, as if there were no Blacks in France's history. (I presume that's what you get from scraping Face-de-bouc and Twatter instead of reading books.)
Are you really going to tell the renaming committee that Rosa parks has to go to the back of the line?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:37 pm Image
The look on the horse's face is priceless.
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Giz wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:34 pm The French are revolting!
There's lots of civil unrest, too!
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They stink on ice!

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:37 pm Image
That’s why you put descartes before de horse