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Aujourd’hui en France: Uber and Assange

Those Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys are a funny lot.

“Uber has decided to immediately suspend UberPOP in France,” the US company said in a statement on Friday (local time), adding that it was waiting for a ruling on whether the service is legal, which is due by September.

UberPOP puts customers in touch with private drivers at budget prices.

It has angered taxi drivers who say it represents unfair competition because the UberPOP drivers do not face the same regulations and pricing restrictions.

Protests turned violent last week, with cars set alight and reports of UberPOP passengers being attacked.

The decision to suspend the service “follows the acts of violence of the past two weeks”, Uber said in the statement.

UberPOP was made illegal in January, but the law has proved difficult to enforce and the service has continued to operate. The law is currently being reviewed by the Constitutional Court.

Two Uber bosses were arrested this week and will go on trial in September, charged with “misleading commercial practices, complicity in the illegal exercise of the taxi profession and illegal use of private data”, the Paris prosecutor said.

So they don’t want cheaper taxis in France.     Read more »

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It will never happen in our country

It is easy to watch terrorism from afar. We see so many gruesome images online from ISIS, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, Haqqani Network, Kataib Hezbollah and many, many more. One of the more obscene images that sticks in my mind, but has lost its power for many (because similar images are so common), is the one of a man facing the camera with a number of men’s heads stuck on fence spikes behind him. There is no humanity in that photo. All I see is the face of a fanatic. His eyes are dead because he treats human beings as if they are nothing. He has no respect for them even in death.

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These kind of images and you-tube videos, which are so vile that I will never watch them least I end up with nightmares, are all over the internet. People watch them feeling safe that it is ‘over there’ and will never happen here.

In France this week a Muslim driver beheaded his boss, stuck his head on a fence and then tried to blow up the factory where he was employed.

“The attack was of a terrorist nature since a body was discovered, decapitated and with inscriptions.”

– French President Francois Holland

 

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French President Francois Hollande

French President Francois Hollande

Finally it is hitting home to the political leaders in Europe that their countries are under attack. It has been happening for a very long time to Israel but they didn’t care when it happened to Israel.

“It’s difficult for a society to live for years under the threat of attack,” he told French journalists. “The question is not if there will be another attack … but when.”

-theguardian.com

How difficult does he think it has been for the Israeli people? He and so many other misguided ‘intellectuals’ simply did not understand that Islamic terrorism against Israel is not about land but about forming a worldwide Islamic Caliphate and that Israel is just one of the countries on their list. It is Global Jihad and no, it is not because countries have done something to ‘provoke’ the attacks.

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Are you getting the message yet? Because they sure are sending one

So, are you getting the message yet?

These are not lone wolf attacks, they are part of the Islamic assault on Western civilisation.

If you aren’t getting the message then you aren’t paying attention.

The massacre on a Tunisian beach resort that left at least 39 dead followed a chilling threat from ISIS that ‘Ramadan will have lots of surprises’.

ISIS yesterday claimed responsibility for the deadly shoot out, as well as the attacks in France, Kuwait and northern Syria in a day of terror.

The killings came on Friday, Islam’s holy day, and came after a call by the terrorist group for attacks by ‘Muslims everywhere’ during Ramadan.

A spokesman for the murderous organisation promised ‘tenfold’ reward in paradise for those who targeted ‘the kuffar’ (unbelievers) during the holy month.

The attacks also come a year since ISIS announced a self-declared caliphate, which led to a wave of barbaric killings by the group.    Read more »

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Will they try to stop marching backwards next?

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The cheese eating surrender monkeys are pouring millions of euros into a campaign to change the perception that they are rude, obnoxious, garlic smelling frogs.

With the attractions of Paris, the Alpine ski resorts, Riviera beaches and excellent cuisine, France has been the most visited country since the 1980s, welcoming 84 million tourists last year.

But the country has also been wrestling for some time with its reputation as one of the rudest places on earth for tourists.

Now the French are being urged to be “more welcoming”, as France prepares to launch a multimillion-euro tourist investment fund aiming to boost tourist numbers to 100 million by 2020.

Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, announced on Thursday that the fund would be launched this autumn.

“Tourism is a national treasure that needs to be protected, nurtured and developed – that’s the aim of all these measures,” he said.

Tourism accounts for two million jobs in France and seven per cent of its wealth.  Read more »

French parliament: Let them eat cake [POLL]

France’s parliament has voted unanimously to ban food waste in big supermarkets, notably by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products.

Under the legislation passed on Thursday, as part of a broader law on energy and the environment, supermarkets will be forced to donate any unsold but still edible food goods to charity or for use as animal feed or farming compost.

All large-sized supermarkets will have to sign contracts with a charity group to facilitate food donations.

“It’s scandalous to see bleach being poured into supermarket dustbins along with edible foods,” Socialist member of parliament Guillaume Garot, who sponsored the bill, said.

At present, some grocery stores are pouring bleach in bins after throwing away food to make it unfit for consumption.

French people throw away between 20 to 30 kilos of food per person per year costing an estimated $13m to $22m annually, according to the AFP news agency.

The government is hoping to slice food waste in half by 2025. Read more »

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The Vatican obviously has a no poofters rule

The Pope, fresh from pissing off the Turks has now pissed off the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys with the Vatican’s ‘no poofters’ rule.

For centuries, France has named its ambassador to the Holy See under a process that is as smooth, classy and predictable as the ticking of an antique clock.

Tradition dictates that the appointee is a conservative, senior diplomat – a decent chap who’s on his last posting before retirement and deserves a job with perks, flunkies and not too much work.

The appointment is approved by the French President, then the bureaucratic machinery whirrs silently into gear. The papal envoy in Paris, the Apostolic Nuncio, is informed. He tells the church hierarchy in Rome, which rubber-stamps the President’s choice.

Staff at the French embassy to the Holy See then put a final polish to the Villa Bonaparte, an 18th century edifice decorated in fine Empire style, to prepare for His Excellency and his spouse.

The protocols of these changeovers are almost set in stone. After all, France has had diplomatic relations with the Holy See since the fifth century with only a few breaks, and enjoys status in the Vatican as “the eldest daughter of the Church”, a reflection of the historic loyalty of French Catholics.

But this year has brought a traumatic and very public bust-up.

The Vatican is refusing to accept President Francois Hollande’s ambassadorial choice, who is gay.    Read more »

Another Lone Wolf gunman foiled that has nothing to do with Islam

An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of heavy weapons planned an imminent attack on one or more French churches, France’s top security official said Wednesday, announcing the arrest of the man who is also accused in the death of a young mother.

The 24-year-old computer science student was flagged as a risk by security officials last year, said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

A French security official, who was not authorized to publicly release details of the arrest, said the suspect — an Algerian who had lived in France for several years — was arrested Sunday after he apparently shot himself by accident and called for an ambulance. Police who arrived at the scene found a blood trail leading to his car, with loaded guns and notes about potential targets inside.

In the man’s apartment, in southeastern Paris, more weapons were found as well as evidence of ties to Islamic extremism, the official said. There was no immediate evidence that the suspect had direct ties to any organized groups, the official said.

That’s right.  Because we all have this inner desire to collect loaded guns and make plans for blowing up churches.

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Photographer: Pvt. Ralph Forney. (Army)
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Breaks Out in Tears in Wöbbelin

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