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Comment Re:Spain has a history of doing stupid things... (Score 1) 193 193

Ah, a sophist... The Albigensian Crusade was almost exclusively a French affair led militarily by the French crown against Terror^H^H^H^H^H^H religious opposition to the state religion. The main military forces were marshaled in Lyon & campaigned almost exclusively north of the Pyrenées, all areas part of modern day France. I'll cede that he did not hold the rank of General but calling a man with a primary civil allegiance to the french crown French is no more a stretch than "Nos ancêtres les Gaulois" which was taught to our children for over a century.

Comment Re:Spain has a history of doing stupid things... (Score 2) 193 193

I don't know about Spain but in France, the Taxis want nothing less than for Uber to be outlawed plain & simple.

Their reasoning is that:
- In France, everyone MUST buy a Medallion to be a legal Taxi & to pick people up off the street.
- The number of Medallions is limited, the Medallions are thus very expensive (North of 200K€ a few years ago). It wasn't this way a few decades ago but local governments were pressured into not expanding the number of medallions for diverse reasons, among them older drivers wanting to have something to cash out on when they retired & younger drivers not wanting "their investment" to diminish in value.
- This is France, where it most of the population thinks it's normal for tiny entrenched minorities to hold the rest of the population hostage.
- MUST FIGHT DIRTY AMERICAN CAPITALISTS!!! If Uber drivers & clients get roughed up, well remember that "Kill them all, God will sort out the inocents" was uttered by a French general.

Comment Re:EU High court = EU, not the whole world (Score 1) 64 64

Ta gueule le snobinard! Cherches un peu avant de tenter de toiser quelqu'un. Enfin, vu que mon pays, la France, -- pays du déclaration des droits de l'homme à passé une loi d'autorisation des écoutes dont rêverait le NSA tellement il donne des droits d'écoute sans contrôle, j'attendrai une décision demandant le blockage des écoutes du DGSE (et son implémentation) avant de crier victoire.

Maintenant on verra si tu es aussi européenne que tu prétends être...

Comment EU High court = EU, not the whole world (Score 1) 64 64

The decision only affects the EU!

Though some US judges have included extracts of EU decisions in their rulings, it is for the reasoning & not because EU courts have any role in the US judicial system. This ruling will have as much effect on the US as rulings from the Thai high court on the definition of Lèse Magisté or Russian court rulings on what is & what isn't considered corruption.

Comment Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1307 1307

You have surrendered your critical thought in order to pledge allegiance to your extremist screed & I still have mine, so no, I do not understand when you fall back on your self-referential leftist creed.

You espouse extremist political views that directly led to the deaths of hundreds of millions over the past century yet it is my beliefs (and those of everybody else who isn't an extremist like you) that is "hateful"?

Again, you're schizophrenic. You cannot overcome your mental problems until you recognize that you are sick & blaming others for your problems will only postpone it.

Comment Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1307 1307

What I see is fringe idiots yet again screaming "DANGER! DANGER! RUN THAT WAY!" hoping that "the herd" runs blindly over a cliff so that they can profit from the death of current herd leaders. It has worked before & those who refuse to examine history may fall into your trap. I, however see through your attempts at perform the same mindless trick & denounce you for it.

When extremists call everyone else "one sided and biased" you know that they have drunk the kool-aid and no longer have any contact with reality whatsoever. The basis of being a centrist is not to close your eyes and mind to ideas as you do but to leave yourself open to ideas and evaluate which are worthwhile & which are self serving bullshit.

Yeah, yeah all info that doesn't fall into your narrow mindset is Propaganda, while you and the other fringies have somehow made the old leftist lies shiny & new. Seen it before, recognise it for the crap that destroyed nation after nation & will not be hoodwinked.

Comment Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1307 1307

Ah the extremists, always willing to sacrifice someone else's life and happiness in order to further their short term objectives. All it takes is a holier than thou attitude to sacrifice everyone else on the alter of your own ambition -- you pretend that that it is all for the global good but deep down you know it it is merely to a long-term bid to seize riches & power for yourselves as history has proven time after time after time after time. It's either that or you are a fool incapable of looking more than one step ahead.

As a citizen of Europe, it is MY government that is handing over yet more billions to bail out Greece's refusal to tax its population & bloated bureaucracy again. It is real money that will have to be paid out of my pockets or more probably that of my children & grandchildren through a reduction in the capability of my state to finance things that would benefit us. Your arguments that it is fake money are intellectual puffery empty of meaning.

Comment Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1307 1307

I'm actually a centrist disgusted by both the far left & the far right (who often work together as they do within Syriza).

Yeah, yeah, we're all sheep because we see through the candy coating you are attempting to sell to the excrement inside. Not our fault, make someone else pay turns into everyone (except for the new rulers) is poor. As long as the new rulers give lip service to being anti-capitalist you dipshits don't care.

Comment Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1307 1307

The only grand larceny attempted was the Greek attempt at defrauding the rest of Europe. Funny how even Tsipiras has completely renounced your positions in his acts once he went through a week of no banks & realised that his bluff was going to be called. The Greeks don't burn the banks because deep down they know that they were at fault & now know that will be held to their promises or excluded from the Euro.

I can see how difficult it is for you to come to terms with reality. Coming to grips with personal & collective responsibility is always so hard for the orthodox leftists. It's always someone else's fault for you.

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