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PARIS, July 12 (Reuters) - Workers at collapsed French car parts maker New Fabris threatened on Sunday to blow up their factory if they did not receive payouts by July 31 from auto groups Renault and Peugeot to compensate for their lost jobs.
"The bottles of gas have already been placed at various parts of the factory and are connected with each other," CGT trades union official Guy Eyermann told France Info radio.
"If Renault and PSA refuse to give us that money it could blow up before the end of the month," he added.
Some French workers have adopted militant tactics in the economic crisis, including "bossnappings" where managers have been held hostage in their offices.
Spartacus (c. 109 BC-71 BC), according to Roman historians, was a slave and a gladiator who became a leader (or possibly one of several leaders) in the somewhat successful slave uprising against the Roman Republic known as the Third Servile War. Little is known about Spartacus beyond the events of the war, and surviving historical accounts are inaccurate and often contradictory.
Spartacus' struggle, often seen as the fight of an oppressed people fighting for their freedom against a slave-owning aristocracy, has found new meaning for modern writers since the 19th century. The rebellion of Spartacus has proven inspirational to many modern literary and political writers, making Spartacus a folk hero among cultures both ancient and modern.
Yes, I do indeed feel each major dip and peak, and I experience on varying levels - personally, as a member of the population, and in some cases physically.
It's very difficult to describe what I feel during the 2-3 days that comprise each shift, my perception fluxuates around a 'mean' of overwhelming change. I can feel it surprisingly even without checking the news every few hours. This sense of change is perceived like a bombardment or a weight, not just pressing on experience but actually physically on my body. During the last valley in June on the 25th, I literally felt like I was walking through some deep valley, and so many things pointed to this low feeling - both directly and synchronistically.
Originally posted by Evasius
The above image highlights some of the major peaks and troughs for a 10-year period. Here you can see that peaks are not harmless escapes from danger - they can often be the bringers of chaos that lead to the next plunge into novelty (Sept 2001 and Sept.-Oct. 2008 are prime examples of destructive peaks in the wave).
[edit on 13/7/09 by Evasius]
I only wonder what significant novelty happened back in spring 2004.
Originally posted by adeeze
The idea of a Bhuddist enlightenment has always appealed to me more than any other religion or philosophy for the matter. But the problem is that even though there are many wise monks searching for enlightenment, I have never seen anyone ever achieve it and the state of Nirvana, besides a few accounts that claim to be. To me, all religions and gods are a manisfestation of what we hope we could be or would like to reach. The power of technology, which is a NATURAL part of human evolution, can potentially allow us to be or do anything, and the possibility of a higher conciousness only seems possible through technology. What happens when a computer can out-process our own brains? Won't people want to use them to replace their own processing brain matter? It doesn't seem like it now, but you'll be sure to see it happen in the near future.
French youths set 317 cars on fire and wounded 13 police officers overnight during a series of riots on the eve of the Bastille Day holiday, police say.
Police said Mohamed Benmouna, a 21-year-old of Algerian origin, had died after trying to hang himself in a cell earlier in the week.
I think it would be a really cool idea if we can run two theads on this subject, one for the bigger picture, global events etc, and one more for personal experiences. By sharing with others how these dips and peaks affect us humans as a microcosm will help us make sense of the real meaning of the TW in our lives. I'm quite intrigued to see how far this can go.
Originally posted by randy912
You could very well be correct beebs, because tomorrow's resonance corresponds to July-October of 1792, and some peculiar events happened during those months.
* August 10 – French Revolution: The Tuileries Palace is stormed, and Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody.
* September 2 – During what becomes known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic Church bishops and more than 200 priests.
* October 13 – Foundation of Washington, DC: The cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion, known as the White House after 1818, is laid.
* September 11 – Six men steal some of the former French Crown jewels from a warehouse where the revolutionary government had stored them.