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  • Three young Jews severely attacked by Muslim mob in France

    10/03/2012 9:25:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 2, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Obama say, "respect it!" Islamic Jew-hatred -- it's in the quran. Holy evil. The article is written in enemedia speak -- "immigrant," "north African," "Asian," and "youth" are all euphemisms for "muslim." Where is the worldwide outcry? No, only my ads elicit that kind of condemnation. Three young Jews wearing skullcaps severely attacked in France EJP LYON (EJP)---Three young Jews wearing skullcaps have been severely attacked Saturday night in Villeurbanne, near Lyon, by ten people, described as being of North-African origin, who beat them with hammers and iron bars, an act denounced as "extremely serious" by French Interior Minister Manuel...
  • Thousands protest against French austerity budget

    10/02/2012 12:00:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 01.10.12 @ 09:51 (October 1) | Benjamin Fox
    French President François Hollande faced his first serious public backlash after up to 50,000 lined the streets of Paris on Sunday (30 September) in protest against his €37 billion austerity budget. Organizers of the event, which brought together around 60 left-wing groups, claimed that 50,000 protesters took to the streets to denounce the cuts program. "Today is the day the French people launch a movement against the politics of austerity," said the Front de Gauche president, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who finished fourth in the Presidential elections. …
  • France to cover 100 percent of abortion costs

    10/01/2012 4:07:09 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 20 replies
    France24.com ^ | 10/1/12 | Staff
    France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to increase access to abortion, including 100 percent reimbursement of medical costs by the state social security system. At present French women are only able to claim back between 70 and 80 percent of the costs, which average between 200 and 450 euros depending on whether the abortion is induced by medication taken at home or carried out by surgical procedure in a clinic. The change to full reimbursement was included in the 2013 social security budget unveiled on Monday. In a statement the government said the move was "necessary to...
  • EU: Another domino falls as Hollande pushes France into depression

    09/30/2012 1:44:36 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/30/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    If French President François Hollande thinks he can assuage the bond markets by dishing out tax-heavy austerity instead of genuine reform, he has been given very bad advice. His tragically-misguided budget offers no strategic plan to reverse -- or even to stop -- thirty years of slow national decline. He offers no worthwhile measures to slim the Leviathan state, now a Nordic-sized 55pc of GDP, without Nordic labour flexibility or Nordic free markets. He does not tell us how he will stem the slide in France’s share of eurozone exports over the last decade, down from 17pc to 13pc, or...
  • We're Getting Close To A Real Freakout About France...

    10/01/2012 4:29:50 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-1-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    We're Getting Close To A Real Freakout About France... Joe WeisenthalOct. 1, 2012, 4:19 AM In the last several days, the chatter about the dismal situation in France has grown much louder. Today's PMI reading doesn't help. In case you missed it, it was a cliff dive. See the blue line. Then of course there was Hollande's new soak-the-rich austerity budget that has people wondering whether all the rich will flee, undermining the whole thing. In fairness to Hollande, the "cut benefits to the poor" austerity budgets of other countries haven't exactly worked wonders either. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard declares: Another domino...
  • France’s Socialist 75 percent tax rate is economic suicide

    10/01/2012 12:38:49 AM PDT · by UnapologeticConservative · 32 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 28, 2012 | Nile Gardiner
    Back in May I wrote a piece describing Francois Hollande’s election victory as emblematic of the EU’s decline, noting that “his government promises to be a symbol of everything that is wrong with Europe today.” True to his election campaign promise, the new French president, together with his prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, has outlined his plans for a 75 percent marginal income tax rate tax on anyone earning more than €1 million Euros a year. This is economic suicide for the second biggest economy in Europe, a supreme act of financial har-kiri for a country whose public debt has now...
  • France adopts 'combat budget' for 2013

    09/29/2012 3:15:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 28.09.12 @ 17:36 | Valentina Pop
    France's Socialist government on Friday (28 September) unveiled €30 billion ($38.6 billion) worth of tax hikes and spending cuts in a bid to bring the public deficit in line with EU rules next year. Dubbed a "combat budget" by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, the fiscal plan is based on sharp tax increases for the rich (75% on millionaires) and for companies expected to bring in €20 billion ($25.7 billion).The budget is based on the assumption the economy will grow by 0.8 percent.This may prove difficult, as France's growth was zero this year and the continuing eurozone crisis is worsening the...
  • France’s “No Limit” Tax Perfect for Zero

    09/29/2012 4:51:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | John Ransom
    If you ever wondered what Obama would do in a reprise of America’s Got President, the Next Term, you only have to look at Obama’s European hero, French President Francois Hollande. The guy’s becoming a Taxinator: half man, half machine, all taxes, all the time.  As a result France is becoming the juggernaut of worldwide taxation.  While it stinks to be a producer of tax revenues in France, man if you want to leach off the rest of the European economy- or what’s left of it- France is the place for you.  Hollande not only wants to the tax the...
  • Marseille residents force out Roma, burn their camp

    09/28/2012 11:52:49 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies
    By FRANCE 24 ^ | 28/09/2012
    Residents of a housing estate in the southern French city of Marseille forced a group of Roma (Gypsy) families that had installed themselves nearby to move on, before burning all that remained of their encampment, local press reported on Thursday. According to La Provence newspaper, police were called to separate dozens of the residents from the Roma families, who left the site in Marseille’s 15th arrondissement (district) “without violence”, police said. Everything that was left behind was gathered up and burned. Police said no arrests were made and that there had been no violence. The locals, according to La Provence,...
  • France taxes rich and business to slash deficit

    09/28/2012 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/28/2012 | Daniel Flynn and Leigh Thomas
    President Francois Hollande's Socialist government unveiled sharp tax hikes on business and the rich on Friday in a 2013 budget aimed at showing France has the fiscal rigor to remain at the core of the euro zone. The package will recoup 30 billion euros ($39 billion) for the public purse with a goal of narrowing the deficit to 3.0 percent of national output next year from 4.5 percent this year - France's toughest single belt-tightening in 30 years. But with record unemployment and a barrage of data pointing to economic stagnation, there are fears the deficit target will slip as...
  • Mali: France pointed against al-Qaeda

    09/26/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | September 24, 2012 | Isabelle Lasserre
    Paris and its allies are working on an intervention to rid the region of the terrorist threat. The principle of military action against AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) is now established. The capitals of numerous countries are actively working to develop a politico-military strategy intended to rid the region of the terrorist threat. Because it is targeted by AQIM, France is at the forefront of future operation, which will be composed of the backbone forces of ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West Africa. Bogged down in Afghanistan for over ten years, their budget strained, the French army were warned...
  • FRENCH SOCIALIST LEADER JOKINGLY MULLS BACKING ROMNEY

    09/25/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 11 replies
    BREITBART.com ^ | 9/25/12 | Staff
    France's President Francois Hollande showed a fine understanding of American politics Tuesday when he refused to endorse a US presidential candidate.  Asked by a reporter at the UN General Assembly in New York whether he backed Democratic incumbent Barack Obama or his Republican rival Mitt Romney for the White House, a smiling Hollande shot back: "Who do you think?" "Are you aware that Mitt Romney never ceases to attack socialist Europe at his campaign rallies?" asked Hollande, Europe's most powerful socialist leader. "Yes, that's why I'll be careful not to say anything at all on this subject because, as you'd...
  • US plan to sell 'chateau' wine in EU angers France

    09/24/2012 11:44:41 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/24/2012
    The US has angered vineyard owners across France with a plan to sell some of its wines in the European Union with a "chateau" or "clos" label. "What is at stake is the respect for tradition and quality," Laurent Gapenne of Chateau de Laville and president of the Federation des Grand Vins de Bordeaux told the Associated Press. For American vintners it is a question of selling more wine in their top export market, unshackled by historic language or restrictive terms in the world of 21st century globalization. "People use words in different ways," WineAmerica chief operation officer Cary Greene...
  • The New Great Dictators Are Gaining Momentum In Europe

    09/24/2012 8:41:46 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    TESTOSTERONE PIT ^ | Sept 24, 2012 | Jan Bennink
    Contributed by Jan Bennink, a Dutch advertising guy and a columnist for the leading newspaper De Volkskrant. He is @superjan on twitter. This column was first published in Dutch on Volkskrant Opinie.As far as I can remember I’ve never been afraid of the government. When I was a young upstart protesting military parades with safety pins through my ears, I wasn’t afraid. Even if the place was swarming with soldiers. When I was the bass player in a punk band, the P.A. Splashing Tovs, screaming at all kinds of government injustice, I did not feel unsafe. And in protest...
  • France set to ban the words 'mother' and 'father' from official documents

    09/24/2012 5:07:12 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 34 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 9/24/12 | Staff
    France is set to ban the words "mother" and "father" from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage. The move, which has outraged Catholics, means only the word "parents" would be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples. The draft law states that "marriage is a union of two people, of different or the same gender". It says all references to "mothers and fathers" in the civil code – which enshrines French law – will be swapped for simply "parents". Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told France's Catholic newspaper La Croix: "Who is to...
  • France's Hollande hits new low in popularity poll

    09/22/2012 3:37:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 22, 2012
    (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande's approval ratings have tumbled to their lowest level since he first took office in May, a new poll showed on Sunday, as France's grinding economic stagnation and record unemployment show little sign of easing. According to the Ifop poll for Sunday newspaper JDD, Hollande now has a 43 percent positive rating, down from 54 percent in August - one of the sharpest drops in over a decade.
  • French Islamist Arrested After Calling For Beheading Of Editors Behind Mohammed Cartoons

    09/22/2012 2:20:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 22, 2012
    This is the second Muslim arrested in France for threatening to kill the editors of Charlie Hebdo.Via Times Live: French police arrested a man for apparently calling on a jihadi website for the decapitation of the editor of a magazine that published cartoons mocking Mohammed, a judicial source said.The man was detained in the western city of La Rochelle for calling on the radical website for the head of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which on Wednesday published cartoons of a naked Prophet.“The essential thing is not to let him live in peace,” the man allegedly wrote.Police have opened a preliminary...
  • Dog shoots man [France]

    09/22/2012 10:12:54 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 17 Sep 2012 17:53 GMT+02:00
    A 55-year-old French hunter who had to have his right hand amputated after his dog accidentally shot him said Monday he didn't blame the pet, which he still considered "adorable". The hunter, identified only as René, told France Bleu radio the dog accidentally pulled the trigger of his shotgun when he jumped on him while they were hunting Sunday in the Dordogne region. René said he was hunting with three dogs when two of them ran off after a deer while the youngest stayed behind. "He jumped on top of me for a cuddle" and accidentally fired the gun, shooting...
  • France To Close Embassies In Fear Of Cartoon Backlash

    09/19/2012 5:26:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    http://www.france24.com/ ^ | September 19, 2012 | France 24
    France announced Wednesday it will close 20 embassies across the Muslim world on Friday after French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed naked, amid growing unrest over an anti-Islamic film that has left dozens dead.
  • Monsanto's GM Corn And Cancer In Rats: Real Scientists Deeply Unimpressed.

    09/21/2012 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Aussiebabe · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/20/2012 | Tim Worstall
    Experts not involved in the study were skeptical, with one accusing the French scientists of going on a "statistical fishing trip" and others describing its methods as well below standard. The animals on the genetically modified (GM) diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage, according to the peer-reviewed study which was published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology and presented at a news conference in London. The researchers said 50 percent of male and 70 percent of female rats died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.