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Re: The France thread

Post by Giz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:27 am

Until I saw the swastica and the 42, I thought that was a Brexit cartoon!

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:23 pm

The French (or at least the Parisians) welcome their new overlords :)

https://www.thelocal.fr/20181004/why-pa ... -love-rats
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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:51 am

↑ Everything furry (or feathery) is cute and well-meaning. :P

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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:05 am

From 2010:

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http://www.leparisien.fr/une/elle-racon ... 790298.php

French artist spent a month wearing a burka. "C'était l'enfer !" = it was hell.

Then wrote a book. :mrgreen:

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:55 am

Witness wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:51 am
↑ Everything furry (or feathery) is cute and well-meaning. :P
Such as ortolans? :Hungry2:
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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:54 pm

↑ Especially ortolans!



Paris' mayor (a very contested lady – by the muh car! crowd) has had new public urinals installed along the Seine. Quite evidently a repugnant patriarchal plot as you need an incorporated faucet to use them, right?



And what a downhill slide from the original Pissoir©:

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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:45 am

France sued for 'crimes against humanity' over nuclear tests in South Pacific

France is being taken to the International Criminal Court for nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia. France has long denied responsibility for the impacts of the tests and only recently began compensating civilians.

France is being taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for carrying out nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia, a Polynesian opposition leader announced on Tuesday.

Oscar Temaru, the archipelago's former president and current leader of the Tavini Huiraatira Party, announced the move during a United Nations committee dealing with decolonization.

Temaru accused France of "crimes against humanity" and said that he hopes to hold French presidents accountable for the nuclear tests with the ICC complaint.

"We owe it to all the people who died from the consequences of nuclear colonialism," he told the UN committee.

Maxime Chan from Te Ora Naho, an association for the protection of the environment in French Polynesia, told the UN that there had been 368 instances of radioactive fallout from the tests and that radioactive waste had also been discharged into the ocean — violating international rules.
https://www.dw.com/en/france-sued-for-c ... a-45826054

Nearly 200 tests there.

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:34 pm

No statute of limitations of course.

I mention this because the USA did it first, and I do mean in the South Pacific.
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Re: The France thread

Post by ed » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:35 pm

Tavini Huiraatira Party
When are we going to grow a pair and start laughing at people that call things silly names? Those were the good old days.
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Re: The France thread

Post by Giz » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:21 pm

One of those names where they obviously decided they didn't care about potential western donors being able to Google them.

We should be grateful.

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm

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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:18 pm

British mountain biker shot dead by hunter in French Alps
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45855897

What the title says.