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Washington DC and The Holy Land>ABC: The Latest: France's Macron scraps fuel tax after protests
Just Passin' By 04:18 PM 12-05-2018
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French President Emmanuel Macron has scrapped a fuel tax rise amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades.

An official with the Elysee palace told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the president decided to get rid of the tax.

Philippe told lawmakers that "the tax is now abandoned" in the 2019 budget, and the government is "ready for dialogue." The budget can be adjusted or renegotiated through the course of the year.
https://abcnews.go.com/International...speak-59624047

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Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in France have now been dropped from next year's budget, the government has announced.

The move was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who a day earlier had only promised to postpone them for six months.

The "gilets jaunes" (yellow vest) protests have hit major cities over the past three weekends.

Further demonstrations were planned for this weekend.

They have grown to reflect more widespread anger at the government.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46460445
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Taco John 11:39 PM 12-08-2018
Macron has to resign by Monday, no? He's at 18% approval rating, and Europe doesn't want this stuff spreading. How long a leash are they going to give him?
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Iowanian 11:40 PM 12-08-2018
Macron is a socialist, beta-twat either way.

Frances pains are so self inflicted.
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GloryDayz 11:44 PM 12-08-2018
France gonna France.

So, the Paris, Climate Accord thingie?????

650 double-pumpers bitches.

Fossil fuel!

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GloryDayz 11:48 PM 12-08-2018
Just when you thought 2017 France had learned its lesson from gay-ass 1940 France...

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Just Passin' By 12:01 AM 12-09-2018
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Violent protests in Paris spread to Brussels and Amsterdam today, as 1,400 are arrested and French police call up to 8,000 reinforcements in a bid to quell the rising discontent.

This evening, protests continue in Paris as rioters set fire to cars, burn barricades and smash windows in pockets of violence across the city centre.

Police reinforcements were boosted to 8,000 across the city, with armoured vehicles deployed in Paris for the first time ever.

More than 650 protesters have been detained in the capital so far today. Many of them stopped as they arrived at train stations or meeting points carrying hammers, petanque balls and other potential missiles.

Nationwide, 89,000 police officers were on duty in towns, cities and on numerous motorways which caused havoc on France's road network, including a blockade of a border crossing with Spain.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ned-Paris.html


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BucEyedPea 12:08 AM 12-09-2018
Their people are all disarmed so all they have to win their freedom back from their masters are— hammers, petanque balls and other potential missiles. <---I read the last as stuff they can throw.

The Maastricht Treaty was shoved down the throat of Europeans using deception despite lots of opposition. That's what TPP was. The new nafta has TPP stuff in it too. And Trump doesn't even know.
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Munson 12:10 AM 12-09-2018
A protester got his hand blown off while trying to throw back a tear gas grenade.
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notorious 07:55 AM 12-09-2018
Originally Posted by Munson:
A protester got his hand blown off while trying to throw back a tear gas grenade.
Bring him in for a hook?
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BucEyedPea 07:59 AM 12-09-2018
Here's the thing about the gas tax and how it affects the French. When you have the government take care of so many things for you in life, including expensive health care, you wind up with little disposable income. So in France it has to be around 30% after the high taxes are removed. That leaves little wiggle room for a fuel tax.

This is the kind of world folks like Loneiguana want for America.
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notorious 08:17 AM 12-09-2018
And to think, this dickless country assisted the US with winning our independence.
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GloryDayz 09:15 AM 12-09-2018
Gee, people revolting because of, at its roots, fake global warming. Who would have thought things would get real once it the Nazi left started getting stupid with laws and people's cash?

I know, I know, but it's working perfectly in racist KKKalifornia. :-)
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BucEyedPea 10:08 AM 12-09-2018
Originally Posted by notorious:
And to think, this dickless country assisted the US with winning our independence.
Looks like the French people are fighting back to me.
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Bump 02:33 PM 12-09-2018
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Looks like the French people are fighting back to me.
nah, it's the Russians

/fake news media
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Just Passin' By 01:44 PM 12-10-2018
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Macron surrenders to Yellow Vests: French President hikes minimum wage, axes overtime tax and slashes pension contributions as he declares state of emergency after weeks of riots
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Speaking from the Presidential Palace in Paris Mr Macron apologised for his actions, saying they were only in the name of the French people and a love of his country.

He also promised a long anticipated debate on immigration and vowed to cut state bureaucracy, which he said had been 'too centralised' for over a decade.

It comes after the French Foreign Ministry were alerted to fake images of protesters, and potentially false Twitter accounts tweeting supports for the Gilets Jaunes - or Yellow Vests.

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said security services have been alerted to the accounts and are investigating. The pattern follows similar trends to those seen around the Brexit vote and US presidential election.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...rotesters.html

So the decided-upon strategy is going to be that of delay and divide: offering some easily reversed concessions and easily ignored debates to the masses, accompanied by intense efforts to undermine the legitimacy of the protesters.

Will the French be smart enough to see through it? Most Americans aren't.
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Just Passin' By 04:46 PM 12-10-2018
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On another note, gotta say Emmanuel Macron impresses me every time I see him. Lucky France having a young, solid, urbane president.
10:28 AM - 13 Jul 2017
https://mobile.twitter.com/JoyAnnRei...51424452612099

:-)
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