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1 Million Protest In Paris!

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posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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i'm French, and it got full media attention for at least half of any TV news, still today.
The president is pressing reforms, and the people can't afford the cost of average living, so the whole country was paralysed. I work in a hotel and we had 40 cancellations on a total of 67 for that day...(95 rooms) . This is the starting of a general discontent popular movement and I'm afraid it turns out to be riots in the near future, with shots fired and dead yougsters as usual.

Someday, I'll see Big Brother policement beating the crap out of you americans and it will mean the whole world is deep into it...




posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 03:34 PM
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G'Day from Australia....Fortunately enough we have seen the goings on in France, and I say You Beauty...It's about time the world started to recognise the Bull # thats happening...Why are the Tax paying workers forced to bail out those so called CEO's that created the mess the world is in, Not only the Bankers it's ALL the Corperate around the world...
And I'd like to mention that the Australian Government is planning on censoring our internet, there is a big uproar happening in Aussieland..China has done it already during the Olympic games....censoring the Killings of the Tibetian people.........We have to stop the Cencorship over the Internet....before it's too late.....



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard

Originally posted by Raytracer
Too bad in France weapons are illegal. That would change something.


and would also stop a hell of a lot of innocent deaths in the process.

Where do you draw the line? What's most important to a culture? Shooting its opposition, or power through protest and dialogue?

That's the difference between USA and France, i think the UK has neither the outward anger, nor the attitude..
We're a nation that has been bullied into hating and fearing itself.



The government should draw the line and make a better nation for his citizens. Peaceful protests never solved anything.
The French revolution should teach us something.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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British bamks needed bailouts, so did the french, and the EU bank, and not to forget deposit guarrantees across europe, germany, etc. Just a question- when does africa get involved, OR even noticed- in Zimbabwe Mugabe has been doing to the economy what is now being done to the world economy- could this be an economical preparation training excersise- the way AIDS was tested and develloped in Africa?!?



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by Boston Tea Party
Maybe if the french worked more, and spend less time protesting and striking and rioting, they would have a beter economy and a higher standard of living? The very things a lot of protesters in france want, like socilized everything, is what is cauing them so much trouble. The 35 hour work week they went to recently was a terrible idea.


[sarcasm]Of course! It's Average Joe's fault. Why didn't we think of that before! [/sarcasm]
Do you even know what are you talking about?

[edit on 31-1-2009 by Raytracer]



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 04:51 PM
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Kudos to Boston Tea Party.

Self reliance before socialism.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 05:02 PM
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I'm very sad and disappointed in the mass population here in the United States that we haven't done the same as France. It goes to show that by and large we a bunch of ignorant, scared fools. How bad does it have to get before we do something? With the official percentage of people out of work at 7% (it's a tleast 14% - 20%) why aren't we out there protesting like so many other parts of the world?

Is it a sign that we perhaps have a more repressive government then France, Germany, or Greece? I know for a fact that by and large the population is mad as hell, yet we just continue to take it.

Historically the lead cause of the demise of empires have been economical and were holding on by a thread. Like many are saying perhaps when the shelves are empty then we might do something. By then what good will it do if the whole system has collapsed?

This whole fractional reserve lending scheme is the root cause and the Federal Reserve has been the center stage of it all. Fat cats are looting and plundering everything they can get there hands on because they know what's coming.

I'm so fed up listening to the MSM calling this a "recession" when it is so obvious it's not and has become something much worse. I believe this is done because there afraid of pushing the mass population into mass protesting and riots.

How long will we put up with this bank robbery? I am ashamed of my country that we haven't hardly made a noise. Were supposed to be the land of free. If were all so afraid of government don't you think it's time we start organizing and at least make a stand? Do we really want to be remembered as spineless repressed people?

I guess we get what we deserve if we are unable to make a stand.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by MattMulder
reply to post by bobbylove321
 


i'm French, and it got full media attention for at least half of any TV news, still today.
The president is pressing reforms, and the people can't afford the cost of average living, so the whole country was paralysed. I work in a hotel and we had 40 cancellations on a total of 67 for that day...(95 rooms) . This is the starting of a general discontent popular movement and I'm afraid it turns out to be riots in the near future, with shots fired and dead yougsters as usual.

Someday, I'll see Big Brother policement beating the crap out of you americans and it will mean the whole world is deep into it...


Sadly it's obvious and has been for a long time that we don't have a free press. I can hardly watch the news anymore without wanting to break my set.

It's purposely not reported because there performing damage control for there puppet masters. Anything that is not in there corporate interest is hardly ever reported. The MSM makes me sick.

Police already beat the crap of us, at least in LA. I hear stories all the time of police abuses. Most of the population distrusts the police and the government. For a lot of people it's because of constant abuses that has shaped there opinion about authorities.



[edit on 31-1-2009 by oconnection]



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by oconnection
I'm very sad and disappointed in the mass population here in the United States that we haven't done the same as France.

I know for a fact that by and large the population is mad as hell, yet we just continue to take it.

This whole fractional reserve lending scheme is the root cause and the Federal Reserve has been the center stage of it all. Fat cats are looting and plundering everything they can get there hands on because they know what's coming.

How long will we put up with this bank robbery? I am ashamed of my country that we haven't hardly made a noise. Were supposed to be the land of free. If were all so afraid of government don't you think it's time we start organizing and at least make a stand? Do we really want to be remembered as spineless repressed people?

I guess we get what we deserve if we are unable to make a stand.


I completely agree. I can't get anyone to give a crap at all. They grumble and think that Obama can fix everything.

We have been robbed for Trillions of dollars to the Bankers.

I don't know, maybe we should go door to door and collect the 100's of thousand that we each now owe, (495k for 53trillion debt on the last month). Maybe they would actually get pissed off about it.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by Raytracer

Originally posted by Boston Tea Party
Maybe if the french worked more, and spend less time protesting and striking and rioting, they would have a beter economy and a higher standard of living? The very things a lot of protesters in france want, like socilized everything, is what is cauing them so much trouble. The 35 hour work week they went to recently was a terrible idea.


[sarcasm]Of course! It's Average Joe's fault. Why didn't we think of that before! [/sarcasm]
Do you even know what are you talking about?


Errr, Boston Tea Party is correct in some respects....

The french are big on tradition, if the church bells chime, they start, if they chime again, they stop.

One of President Sarkozy's biggest issues has been to try and convince a nation stuck in better times that things MUST change. The SHORT 35 hour working week is one of them.

I'm not surprised 1 million were protesting, they've always spoken their minds and are not afraid to stand shoulder to shoulder to do it.

If only the Americans had the balls to do the same rather than worry about their fears of persicution and punishment, which fast-food's for dinner and who's going to win the superbowl.

Although I don't fully respect the french attitude towards what they feel they deserve, I certainly admire them for their ACTIONS.

Liberté - Egalité - Fraternité (Freedom - Equality - Fraternity)

It doesn't only have to apply to France you know!

And yes....I live in France.

merci....nerb



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 06:16 PM
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I have an idea!

How about make a fake bill from the Govt. for the Debt and put that it was for lining the pockets of the elite. Go door to door and pass these out. Some media would pick up on it. Mass email them as well. Good viral with the whole thing. Once you have their attention, then you can get them to show up and protest.........


ps; this is really pathetic, that we have to trick our fellow Americans into standing up to the Govt...............



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:39 PM
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Any constructive ideas are always welcome. Start small, if your ideas have merit (which they do) it will be a cause worth fighting for and more will join in. I'll be looking seriously in the coming days to get involved and do my part. I would encourage everyone do to the same because ultimately this affects everyone if they don't want to admit it or not.

[edit on 31-1-2009 by oconnection]



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:43 PM
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I'M WITH YOU.....WE NEED TO UNIVERSALLY GET TOGETHER AND PROTEST.......STAND UP AND BE COUNTED TO STOP THESE BARBARIAN GOVERNMENTS FROM PROGRESSING ANY FURTHER.......



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by nerbot

Originally posted by Raytracer

Originally posted by Boston Tea Party
Maybe if the french worked more, and spend less time protesting and striking and rioting, they would have a beter economy and a higher standard of living? The very things a lot of protesters in france want, like socilized everything, is what is cauing them so much trouble. The 35 hour work week they went to recently was a terrible idea.


[sarcasm]Of course! It's Average Joe's fault. Why didn't we think of that before! [/sarcasm]
Do you even know what are you talking about?


Errr, Boston Tea Party is correct in some respects....

The french are big on tradition, if the church bells chime, they start, if they chime again, they stop.

One of President Sarkozy's biggest issues has been to try and convince a nation stuck in better times that things MUST change. The SHORT 35 hour working week is one of them.

I'm not surprised 1 million were protesting, they've always spoken their minds and are not afraid to stand shoulder to shoulder to do it.

If only the Americans had the balls to do the same rather than worry about their fears of persicution and punishment, which fast-food's for dinner and who's going to win the superbowl.

Although I don't fully respect the french attitude towards what they feel they deserve, I certainly admire them for their ACTIONS.

Liberté - Egalité - Fraternité (Freedom - Equality - Fraternity)

It doesn't only have to apply to France you know!

And yes....I live in France.

merci....nerb



Yes Americans have become fat and lazy and unfortunately that stereotype is true with some of us. But please don't generalize us all willing zombies when it comes to not doing anything to effect change.

It is great that your country has come together to affect change. It is encouraging brother/sister and it is an example that we Americans need to get back in touch with.

There are no excuses anymore, it's now or never people!



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by Dramey



there arent a million people that brave, or that care that much

they are all too dumbed down by miley cyrus, sports, and food and cop dramas on tv

but if it gets bad enough and the supermarket shelves actually run out of chicken wings on superbowl sunday, and someone kidnaps miley and a major sports team



its called mind control , the dumbed down society is the result of the mind control.
the chicken came before the egg
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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I posted this on Breaking Alternative news on the 29th and got very little response that was positive. Or even negative for that matter!


Breaking News

Edit to add: I am not whining, I am glad it is now getting some attention. Some that responded were kind of not very nice I wasn't very nice back either.

[edit on 31-1-2009 by LoneGunMan]



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 09:57 PM
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One has to admire the mobilisation of one million+ people .

Its too easy to sit back and hope others are looking after it for us, ~


The alternative to getting involved and becoming proactive about what we discuss here, is this .........


This calls for immediate discussion ~ completely new motion !



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by oconnection
I'm very sad and disappointed in the mass population here in the United States that we haven't done the same as France. It goes to show that by and large we a bunch of ignorant, scared fools. How bad does it have to get before we do something? With the official percentage of people out of work at 7% (it's a tleast 14% - 20%) why aren't we out there protesting like so many other parts of the world?

Is it a sign that we perhaps have a more repressive government then France, Germany, or Greece? I know for a fact that by and large the population is mad as hell, yet we just continue to take it.


I would say it is a sign of the size of our country and the way our lifestyles work and the way media here works.

America is huge. We arent a cozy little country the size of a small US state. Popular movements form in community. When people get together and discuss things. We dont do that here, we drive solo in our cars for sometimes 20-30-45 minutes or more to work. We work. We make the same solo drive home and we sit and watch TV and absorb what the media hands us. We dont have as high contact a society as the Europeans do. We live much more solitary insulated lives. Even protests in our own country fail to be reported on the news, so often we dont know when our countrymen are taking a stand.

I dont think the government is more repressive, just more suppressive. The enormous geographic distance, and the distance our commuter lifestyle imposes keep us from really organizing and keeping a finger on the pulse of our countrymen. And our government and media is one of the slickest and most highly propagandized in the world.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by oconnection
I'm very sad and disappointed in the mass population here in the United States that we haven't done the same as France. It goes to show that by and large we a bunch of ignorant, scared fools. How bad does it have to get before we do something? With the official percentage of people out of work at 7% (it's a tleast 14% - 20%) why aren't we out there protesting like so many other parts of the world?

Is it a sign that we perhaps have a more repressive government then France, Germany, or Greece? I know for a fact that by and large the population is mad as hell, yet we just continue to take it.

Historically the lead cause of the demise of empires have been economical and were holding on by a thread. Like many are saying perhaps when the shelves are empty then we might do something. By then what good will it do if the whole system has collapsed?

This whole fractional reserve lending scheme is the root cause and the Federal Reserve has been the center stage of it all. Fat cats are looting and plundering everything they can get there hands on because they know what's coming.

I'm so fed up listening to the MSM calling this a "recession" when it is so obvious it's not and has become something much worse. I believe this is done because there afraid of pushing the mass population into mass protesting and riots.

How long will we put up with this bank robbery? I am ashamed of my country that we haven't hardly made a noise. Were supposed to be the land of free. If were all so afraid of government don't you think it's time we start organizing and at least make a stand? Do we really want to be remembered as spineless repressed people?

I guess we get what we deserve if we are unable to make a stand.


Then better question is: why aren't YOU out there? Why don't you round up the people in your local area and organize a rally or a protest? Oh right, you do that from your keyboard.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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Even if another million man march were to happen in the US it would be for the wrong reasons and wouldn't hold any weight b/c it would be peaceful. The US populace in general has been lead to believe that protests in general are wrong unless they are completely peaceful. Despite the fact, protests are harder to organize b/c of the lack of local news coverage and the population disperse. I believe in France local and national news announces the protests, thus guaranteeing more turnout, never would such a thing happen in the U.S.

Once any sign of ant-peace demonstration present themselves in the US the police move in HEAVY!!! Were talking bean bags, rubber bullets, tear gas, and mass arrests. When that happens the media takes full advantage.

Is the US more oppressed to rightfully protest? YES!

Would I like to see the outcome of these protests in France if they could own guns? Well.. to be honest... I'm not sure if I would.



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