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  • But as the debate raged over whether to publicize the nation's flaming-auto fetish

    Not to be confused with a flaming auto-fetish.
  • Weird.  I don't remember the Lakers winning another title recently.
  • We in the U.S. should try to be more progressive like France. I hear anal sex is all the rage there.
  • Old and busted: Vandalism by listless French youth
    New scourge: Vandalism by drunken, listless French youth
  • So France is like Detroit? I don't want to be like Detroit.
  • Well yeah, 1200 people can afford cars. How dare they be wealthy enough to afford a car! 100% taxes for the rich!
  • Apos: Old and busted: Vandalism by listless French youth
    New scourge: Vandalism by drunken, listless French youth


    Looks like the Franco-Arabs have assimilated just fine.

    Nothing like rioting to bring a nation together.
  • Sounds like a parking lot full of Teslas.

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  • I'm pretty sure the French are more hated than Americans in much of the world.
  • These "youth" have French citizenship, but they aren't part of the French nation, as the word "nation" as been historically understood. They're Africans.
  • It's Me Bender: These "youth" have French citizenship, but they aren't part of the French nation, as the word "nation" as been historically understood. They're Africans


    Or are they young and poor? The article didn't mention much in the way of ethnicity, so I'm not sure how accurate your assumptions are in this case.
  • It's Me Bender: These "youth" have French citizenship, but they aren't part of the French nation, as the word "nation" as been historically understood. They're Africans.


    They should just accept the fact that they will never be as civil as white, Christian French citizens and be happy with their poverty.
  • TheJoe03: Or are they young and poor?


    They're young, poor, and African.

    The article didn't mention much in the way of ethnicity,

    Yeah, funny how sometimes the media decides ethnicity is newsworthy and sometimes it doesn't. If only there was some kind of rule or pattern to their coverage...
  • I was going through some old photos on one of my external hard drives two nights ago and found one of those protest photos from ~2006; I think I saved it for potential school projects. I was a little floored to find it and realize that the French seemed to figure out what was going on with the global economy before the rest of us...
  • Burning a French car. That is doing the world a favor.
  • Note that "French youths" = african and arab muslims.
  • And sociologists find another good reason to blather nuanced motivations of disenfranchised youth, loyally parroted by the youth themselves. While in reality, as with the American gun debate, the reasons given are nothing like what really motivates people: burning a car is easy, spectacular, pretty much sanction-less and will drive up your cred with your homies.
  • TheJoe03: The article didn't mention much in the way of ethnicity, so I'm not sure how accurate your assumptions are in this case


    Of course not, this is Europe. Political correctness must be observed.
    And he is 100% correct.
  • massive immigration + social welfare state + no assimilation + 20% unemployment = ?
  • jtown: Sounds like a parking lot full of Teslas.

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    You're thinking of fiskers.
  • There's only one solution. Deutschland: have at it; go nuts; you know you want it. Don't fark with the Limeys or Jews or Gypsys and we won't interfere.
  • France has ethnically/economically cleansed these people from decent areas to concrete shiatholes beyond the ringroad, out of sight, out of mind, gives them shiatty education then routinely discriminates against them in the employment market. Who'd a thought that trouble would ensue?
  • TappingTheVein: TheJoe03: The article didn't mention much in the way of ethnicity, so I'm not sure how accurate your assumptions are in this case

    Of course not, this is Europe. Political correctness must be observed.
    And he is 100% correct.


    political correctness is way worse in the US than here in europe. indeed its kind of a newish concept to most of the continent.

    "wait, you mean i cant say all turks are hooligans?"
    "i'm not allowed to grope the receptionist at the xmas party any more?"
    "i cant get drunk on shareholder money at lunch anymore?"

    my experience living and working in Germany and Switzerland with colleagues from all over europe, the western EUropeans are way closer to Mad Men era values than the Americans are. so stfu newb.

    and, yes, if theyre taking about arson "in the projects at the edge of the cities" these are very heavily populated by Algerians Tunisians Moroccans Senegalese and other people from Frances former (quite extensive) colonial empire who came to france during the post war construction boom as cheap labor / guest workers and have been unemployed since that boom ended in the 70s. Now their kids and their Kids' kids have been (generally speaking of course) living on tax payer subsidy since and have no real chance to break the circle of poverty. Theyre not really French, theyre not really part of the culture their parents or grandparents were born in, theyre sort of in between.

    I suppose the american immigrant equivalent would be the mexican communities of E. Los Angeles or something, except those guys at least have a lot more chances to break out since its easier to start small businesses, get vocational degrees or whatever.

    in much the way the US can learn a lot from France as far as work life balance and health care, the French can learn a lot from us about immigrant assimilation. Indeed most of europe can.
  • Enigmamf: jtown: Sounds like a parking lot full of Teslas.

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    You're thinking of fiskers.


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