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  • Paris Residents Threaten Vigilante Justice Amid Rising Criminality

    01/16/2021 10:26:33 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-16-2021 | Chris Tomlinson
    Residents of the 17th district of Paris have threatened to take security matters into their own hands if the police and the government refuse to deal with growing criminality. Locals living in the Square du Tarn, mostly men in their 40s and 50s, say they have formed a collective to fight back against the growing insecurity in their neighbourhood posed by drug dealing and other delinquency. “We’re all from the neighbourhood. We all know each other. As soon as we see danger, we warn each other on our WhatsApp group Neighbours Alert! We get organised, and we disembark,” one of...
  • Dozens of nations miss deadline to boost climate ambition

    01/05/2021 7:16:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | January 5, 2021
    Paris (AFP) - More than half the world's nations failed to submit upgraded commitments by year's end to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, straggling behind the schedule of accelerated climate ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement. Almost every country on the planet signed up to the 2015 Paris deal, which calls for capping global warming at "well below" two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, and 1.5C if possible. As the December 31, 2020, deadline approached, several large emitters said they would achieve net-zero output this century, but many nations allowed the year end to pass without publishing details...
  • Feds give Chinese-backed firm $47 million to build wind farm N.J. doesn’t want

    05/08/2014 7:10:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    New Jersey regulators rejected a Chinese-backed windmill project twice, but that didn’t stop the Department of Energy. The federal government has awarded $47 million to sweeten the deal for a $188 million project the Garden State has deemed too risky for ratepayers. ... The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities concluded in April that the Chinese company did not demonstrate financial integrity.
  • Paris city hall fined over employing too many women in top jobs

    12/15/2020 7:06:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.15.2020 | see/dj (AFP, AP)
    France’s public service ministry has fined the Paris city authorities for employing too many women in senior positions in 2018. The appointments breach a law passed to maintain a gender balance. The city hall has been fined €90,000 ($109,408) for appointing 11 women and 5 men — representing just over 30% — to top posts in 2018. […] According to the 2013 rule, one sex cannot account for more than 60% of nominations to senior positions. It was aimed at getting women better access to top jobs in the civil service. Currently, about 47% of all civil servants in senior...
  • Paris given 'absurd' fine for employing too many women

    12/15/2020 8:22:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    France24 ^ | December 15, 2020
    Paris (AFP) - Paris city authorities have been fined for employing too many women in senior positions, a decision mocked as "absurd" by mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday. The fine of 90,000 euros ($110,000) was demanded by France's public service ministry on the grounds that Paris city hall had broken national rules on gender parity in its 2018 staffing. "I am happy to announce that we have been fined," Hidalgo told a city council meeting, adding she had been filled with "joy" when she learned of the penalty. Hidalgo said she was faulted because 11 women and only five men...
  • Vatican Says Biden Presidency Can Play ‘Key Role’ in Paris Climate Deal

    12/03/2020 10:05:41 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 12/3/2020 | Thomas Williams
    ROME — The Vatican suggested Thursday a Biden presidency might inject new life into the stagnant Paris Climate Accord after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal in 2017. The Vatican COVID-19 Commission announced Thursday that it is organizing a webinar next week in preparation for a December 12 global climate summit to be co-hosted by the United Nations and the UK to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. In its preparatory document, the Vatican team lamented the lack of initiative and commitment around the Paris climate goals, something it said needs to gain renewed momentum...
  • Zuckerberg Says Facebook Ready to Work With Biden to “Push” COVID-19 Vaccine

    12/02/2020 11:42:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | by Luis Miguel December 2, 2020
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly said the platform is trying to work with Joe Biden on a joint Facebook-Biden administration push for Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. During a livestream interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Facebook founder mentioned a “push around authoritative information on vaccines,” though he did not elaborate on what that would entail. “You and the rest of the government have an important job ahead,” Zuckerberg told Fauci during the interview. “I know our team at Facebook has already reached out to the incoming administration to help with the COVID response in any way that we...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Rush Says "They've Got To Prove It" Nextrush Says Its Up To "The Five"

    11/28/2020 7:11:00 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/28/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The nerves of the world frayed by an authoritarianism imposed on all of us by the forces of Big Government (All Major Established Political Parties Worldwide) and Big Business in the name of "health and safety" and the drama of politicians demanding money so we can elect US Senators who will supposedly defend our freedom from a "socialist, communist President Joe Biden". The socialism and communism is already here, the whole world is Venezuela... God forbid you would learn of the Danish study of six thousand, a real scientific study. It revealed that the difference between wearing the face diaper...
  • Paris Climate Treaty Puts America Last

    11/24/2020 4:47:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 24, 2020 | Stephen Moore
    Here we are in the midst of the second wave of a once-in-a-half-century pandemic, with the economy flattened and millions of Americans unemployed and race riots in the streets of our major cities. And Joe Biden says that one of his highest priorities as president will be to ... reenter the Paris Climate Accord. Trump kept his America First promise and pulled America out of this Obama-era treaty. Biden wants us back in -- immediately. Why? Paris is an unmitigated failure. You don't have to take my word for it. National Geographic, a supporter of climate change action, recently ran...
  • Police in Paris Removing Their Helmets To Show SOLIDARITY with PROTESTERS Standing Against New COVID Laws (VIDEO)

    11/23/2020 3:40:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/23/20
    #Police in #Paris tonight removing their helmets to show solidarity with protesters standing against new 'covid' laws being rushed through.
  • John Kerry Says Great Reset is Needed to Stop Rise of Populism

    11/20/2020 7:51:13 AM PST · by SMARTY · 62 replies ^ | Nov. 20, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry attended a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum during which he asserted that a great reset was urgently needed to stop the rise of populism. Kerry vowed that under a Biden administration, America would rejoin the job-killing Paris Climate Agreement but that this was “not enough.” “The notion of a reset is more important than ever before,” Kerry said. “I personally believe … we’re at the dawn of an extremely exciting time.” The former Senator made it clear that this “reset,” which is merely a re-branding of the same new world order that...
  • Biden plans immediate flurry of executive orders to reverse Trump policies

    11/07/2020 6:04:27 PM PST · by springwater13 · 78 replies
    President-elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly sign a series of executive orders after being sworn into office on Jan. 20, immediately forecasting that the country's politics have shifted and that his presidency will be guided by radically different priorities. He will rejoin the Paris climate accords, according to those close to his campaign and commitments he has made in recent months, and he will reverse President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the World Health Organization. He will repeal the ban on immigration from many Muslim-majority countries, and he will reinstate the program allowing "dreamers," who were brought to the United...
  • US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

    11/05/2020 7:27:49 AM PST · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    NewsNationNow via AP ^ | 11/04/2020 | Frank Jordan
    BERLIN (AP) — The United States on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change. The move, long declared by U.S. President Donald Trump and triggered by his administration a year ago, isolates the United States in the world but has no immediate impact on international efforts to curb global warming. ....
  • Winnie the Flu from the Land of Wu

    11/02/2020 5:27:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-2-20 | MOTUS
    I see that Europe is closing down again due to Winnie the Flu from the land of Wu. All of France's 67 million people have been ordered to stay at home at all times with no visitors, or risk steep fines or prosecution, as coronavirus cases in the country continue to rise. "Your papers, please" Butt, Butt, Butt (excusez moi but(t) it strikes me that this is once again an appropriate spelling for this great conjunction) isn’t Europe the template for the correct-a-vous handling of the Corona? Isn’t President Trump the only* reprobate world leader who failed miserably to protect...
  • Escape from Paris: City is gridlocked as tens of thousands flee, stations are packed, violent protests break out and shelves are stripped ahead of month-long lockdown that BANS travel

    10/30/2020 4:12:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2020 | Jack Wright
    Tens of thousands of Parisians last night caused massive traffic jams in a desperate attempt to flee the French capital ahead of the start of Emmanuel Macron's new national shutdown. Video posted to Twitter shows huge numbers of Parisians attempting a mass exodus out of the city in a bid to avoid the 9pm curfew and the start of the second lockdown from midnight. The night air was filled with the sound of blaring car horns while social media users estimated that Parisians had created 'hundreds of miles' of gridlock to escape to their second homes in the country.
  • Macron announces curfew for Paris and eight other cities

    10/14/2020 11:44:47 AM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/14/2020
    The French president Emmanuel Macron has announced a curfew during which everyone must be at home between 9pm and 6am for the Paris region, as well as the cities of Rouen, Lille, St Etienne, Lyon, Grenoble, Montpellier, Marseille and Toulouse. The curfew will begin on Saturday and will last for four weeks, he said.
  • POLITICSProud of my son, says the Muslim father of a Pakistani who stabbed 2 in Paris

    09/29/2020 6:57:54 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Exbulletin ^ | September 28, 2020 | News desk
    Ali Hassan’s father, a young man who stabbed two people in a meat-cleaver attack outside the former Paris office of controversial Charlie Hebdo magazine last week, said to himself ” proud ”of his son. In an interview with online channel Naya Pakistan, the father, whose name is withheld, said his son had “done a great job” and was “very happy” with the attack. The French government condemned Friday’s stabbing in front of the former office of the satirical magazine as an act of “Islamist terrorism”. The man, previously identified as Ali Hassan, seriously injured two employees of the Premieres Ligne...
  • Paris: 3 wounded in stabbing attack near Charlie Hebdo offices

    09/25/2020 4:22:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/20
    Three people were wounded, two of them seriously, in a stabbing attack in the 11th arrondissement of Paris Friday afternoon. The attack is reported to have taken place near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo...
  • Paris: 4 wounded in knife attack near ex-Charlie Hebdo site

    09/25/2020 3:58:48 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | September 25, 2020 | ANGELA CHARLTON and OLEG CETINIC , Associated Press
    PARIS (AP) — Four people were wounded in a knife attack Friday near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and two assailants are on the run, police said. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw police flooding into the neighborhood in eastern Paris, near the Richard Lenoir subway station. Police are “actively hunting” for the perpetrators and have cordoned off the area including the former Charlie Hebdo offices after a suspect package was noticed nearby, according to a police offical.
  • The Medieval Carpentry Techniques Used in Notre Dame Cathedral Rebuild

    09/23/2020 7:47:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    CNA Staff, Sep 23, 2020 / 12:00 am MT (CNA).- After fire toppled the iconic spire and destroyed the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France in April 2009, heated debates ensued about whether the reconstruction should use the church’s original design, or use a more modern design and technique. Some proposed futuristic ideas included a rooftop swimming pool and a greenhouse atop the 850-year-old cathedral. Last year, the French Senate passed a bill mandating that Notre-Dame be rebuilt as it was before the fire, with lumber and medieval carpentry techniques, which were highlighted in a public demonstration...