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Originally posted by KarmaComa
reply to post by Bluesma
it drives us French mad too, but in France this is the only way to make things go forward.
It is often used by the government to manipulate the people, e.g. they show people stranded in the train stations "because of those bloody lazy communists train drivers".
Regarding fracking, this is the next big thing in France. Well it has been big, because there's a lot of pressure from energy companies (especially French Total) to authorise fracking.
Government was leaning towards some sort of ploying (authorising some small fracking for studies purpose) but then again, big roar from the people, so it is forbidden and that's it... for now.
Biggest driver for this choice have been the videos coming from the US where you see people setting their tap on fire.