Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by Paul_KY, Nov 4, 2005.
I hear they're having a mild disturbance.
It has been going on for more than a week know! I was wondering the same thing! Why now?
it's more than a mild disturbance from what I hear.
My guess is that it's been brewing for a long time, and now it's blowing steam.
there's only been a few clips on the news (the uK news is horrible for world wide coverage, but even CNN hasn't really been coveringt he event).
Generally, lots of immigrant workers living in slums on the outskirts of paris are getting very mad and rioting. I heard an attack on two local girls started the whole thing.
there's a lot of ugly stuff going on over there. it seems to be on the news more and more.
seems that immigrants started getting tired of being opressed and disconsidered. truth is that most immigrants do lead a rather poor life and don't really get equal oportunity in france. funny though, this was reported to be totally different in the past, by french authorities.
who knows where the truth lies. I don't approve of the way they're trying to change things though. I heard of a child and also and old man that were killed, these are innocent people.
I think some of the board's posters know EXACTLY why I started this thread, and know that I know, that I know, which I know to be, knowing all along...
Really, the thread was a dig at Chirac, who ridiculed the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina, which was a NATURAL disaster.
they've free health care in france. How's that goign in the USA? lol...
haha. nice reply, PI.
I read on the news they've instated the state of emergency.
I'm just waiting to see if they get to martial law and put the army on the streets.
LOL I love turning things political, but please take no offense. I do it just for fun.
The french are living proof socialism is a failure ("free" health care sux).
I think ur in denial, "free health care sux."
Anyway, they're best not to bother with the army. Capitulating to the rioters wouldn't do any good. lol
sorry, couldn't resist.
haha so mean.
I havent heard much the last few days from france.
Anyone up to date as to what's going on?
Are the riots dying down?
You haven't heard much because the mainstream press doesn't want to report it.
They are going on 19 straight nights of riots, fires, etc.
If this was happening in the U.S., the press would be all over it, blaming Bush.
apparently alot of french people are driving around in their cars with fir extinguishers trying to put out the blases. they're doing a better job than the fire crews because they can move freely about, the sirens just attract mobs to attack the firefighters.
Here's another site if you're interested in real news: http://drudgereport.com/
nasty stuff. but I can see some point to the rioters too. can't approve of their ways however,
it's just people driven to desperation.
the trouble is they'r eonly hurting themselves at the moment. It's not as if the rich neighbourhoods are getting trashed. they're destroying the property of poor people just like them. protest, refuse to work on masse but rioting solves nothing.
With an unemployment rate of up to 40% and a 20% Muslim population (95% in the poor areas), one could easily see this coming.
This is what happens when you get soft on crime (Like Chirac), and try to appease Mulsims.
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