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NEWS: Tokyo Governor Sued for Insulting French

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posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 01:52 AM
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I'm amazed at how thin skinned the French are in this case. Behaving like spoiled school children just because the Japanese has an opinion. This is why i dont like Political Correctness. Its a form of mind control, and i thought it was something that millions died to prevent in the last world war. i have opinions and i say... sue me.




posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 11:15 AM
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This is funny!

The French can go around and insult any and everyone's culture, yet when the French is ridiculed in any manner, look out.

Yet the French wonders why they're hated.



posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 01:42 PM
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Just the fact that the lawsuit might or did go ahead shows how wrong the idea of the EU is..... no freedom of speech, just as in the Socialist nation to our North... Canada. As much as I wish one of the planes had hit the UN building (to the betterment of the world), since the EU is somewhat like the states here in America, then, as one "nation of states", they should have only one vote in the UN.
The EU, according to their own rules, will turn much of the rest of the world into even more of a Marxist/Socialist empire than they already are, which is doomed to failure, as every Socialist nation has failed.
The French is indeed "Old Europe", and has won only one war in its entire history, and that was against itself.... the greatest army France ever had was the Foreign Legion, which was comprised mostly of people from other countries.
The one thing that can always be said about them... they'll be there when they need us.... at least in spirit... maybe.
As for the problems they are now having, the U.S. should send maybe 5 or 6 Marines to their rescue; shouldn't take more than a day or two.
France?.... burn baby burn.



posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 02:56 PM
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zappafan1, was there a point to that post?

I find it amusing how you rant on about 'Marxist' this and 'Marxist' that, without having a basic clue of what Marxism even is. Sorry to inform you, but Socialism has yet to be established in any Nation due to this Marxism hasen't either.

I'll give you a nice little gold sticker if you can explain why.



posted on Nov, 13 2005 @ 11:53 AM
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Odium, I'm afraid it is you who have no clue. Any time you take from one person something he has worked for (usually money) and give it to someone else who has not worked for it, that is marxism. In America, welfare, food stamps, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaud are all Socialist/Marxist programs, and all are un-Constitutional; and all of this is done under threat of government force.

What part of "....from each according to his means, to each according to his needs" don't you understand?
The use of the "great"? social programs by Roosevely and Johnson are what has ruined the inner city in America, and another good example of the failure of socialism was most recently shown in France and New Orleans. Canada, Germaany and most every other nation in the world falls under some sort of Socialism.



posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 07:50 PM
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How do you get to the conclusion that there's no freedom of speech in Canada? This makes me really curious. Especially as I'm a former journalist.

And it seems to me that you're confusing social-democracy and marxism-leninism. So very much NOT the same thing. Social-democracy is really about putting the people's taxes to work in order to help society as a whole, among others by ensuring everybody has access to health care or a financial safety net when they lose their job and have to look for another one.

What social democracy is NOT about is "collectivizing" ownership and banning private property, which is what marxism-leninism purports to be about.



posted on Dec, 5 2005 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by Flyer

Originally posted by Otts
djohnsto - actually, it would be false to say that English words haven't entered the French language. "Weekend", for example, or even "parking", or Internet words like "web" - and in France, "mail" is a very popular translation of "email".

There are some purists - a minority - who would like the French language to be purged of English expressions. I for one agree that a language which doesn't evolve dies. And the reality is that despite what those purists say, French does integrate some English words.

However didnt the French government make up a French equivalent of computer and forbid their employess to use the English version?

It all seems to be a bit petty and in Quebec, dont they also force the use of the French language?

Ive no problem with people using or promoting French, but when the government starts interfering or people start suing, it all seems a bit sad and desperate.

All in all, their fave words are:
Run
Hide
Surrender
negotiate.



posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 08:50 PM
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How very gratuitous. What if I were to say that Americans' favorite words were...

Bomb
Conquer
Boast
Crow

There'd probably be a revolt on ATS.

*dons flame armor*



posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 09:00 PM
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You forgot one, Otts: cowboy.





seekerof



posted on Dec, 11 2005 @ 04:16 PM
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Seekerof - hehe, yep, forgot that one.

My girlfriend is Californian and I tease her incessantly by asking if she used to surf to work every morning... talk about rubbing the stereotypes in to the hilt! (of course, she replies by asking me whether I use a dogsled to go to work)



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