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French Hope Dashed As Joblessness Surges Back Towards Record High

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For the second time in 6 months, French joblessness has re-surged back towards record highs, dashing the hopes and dreams of a European recovery. The first time it was thousands of texts that didn't get sent that implied joblessness dropped, this time, no excuse and we push back to within 2k of the all-time high unemployment in France. As Germany heads inexorably in the other direction, one can only hope the French President does not decide to take matters into his own hands and 'draft' the youth into employment.



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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:18 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Socialism FTMFW

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Socialism is NSFW - it is not working, plain and stupid.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:39 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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But all the really smart people on CNBC told me "Europe's problems have been fixed"!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment negative rates
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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment Rafferty
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There are smart people on CNBC?????

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:38 | Link to Comment dunce
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Socialism will work if given enough time. Nobody knows how much time that is, because the weak from hunger people always quit trying too soon. This time will be different, there will be no famine because other people in working countries will provide food. We might have to stop wasting good corn making gasahol to provide that food, but that is the silver lining.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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Misguided socialist policy, misguided  immigration policy, and the fact that french men routinely expose themselves to foreigners are all singular reasons for me to steer clear. Together? Forget it.


p.s. I'll point out again that the last time the frech had a leader as unpopular as hollande, his name was adolf.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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In Ukraine, Hitler is more popular than is Stalin, but is only because Stalin is kill more Ukrainian.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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I suppose perspective is everything. Coming in second in an asshole contest isn't particularly remarkable unless you're the guy who came in first.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment pods
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Didn't they just say they were sending some troops to surrender in Mali?  

That should help bring that number down.

I can see how France was squeamish about using drones.  Really tough to explain your troops surrendering to your own drones.



Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:18 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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They won't surrender in Mali.  France is very good and ruthless against brown people.  They only surrender to the the master race.  Imagine that, racist surrender monkeys.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment Analyse2
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This kind of joke is a bit tired, isn't it?

Since France refused to go to Iraq, American warmongers and neo-cons made French army look like cowards.

And some zerohedgers are falling into the neo-con world's view.

The History has proved the French were right

... And for you just one advice: Read History books !

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:32 | Link to Comment ZH Snob
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what's wrong with them?  don't they know how to tame the statistics?  they really need to take a few lessons from our propaganda ministry.  when it comes to disinformation, it's USA all the way!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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France, where the solution for a failing socialist was to elect a bigger socialist.



Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:24 | Link to Comment Toolshed
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Don't be too hard on France. In the US, we replaced the Constitution trampling Bush with the Constitution destroying Obummer. We are well and truly fucked.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Canadia is electing Free Market Capitalist Stephen Harper... Maybe there is hope in Great White North. "Take off you are hoser!"

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:29 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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Let's see how "Free Market" Mr. Harper is, or is allowed to be, given the existing and entrenched governmental bureucracy in Canada.


Also, many smug Canucks love, and even sneeringly brag about their Socialism.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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Hahahaha...hahahahah...hahahaha....Boris' fake Russian accent as Canadian...made my holiday.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment Rafferty
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Take it from me as a former long term resident, France has two primary problems.  Unions (especially public sector  ones) and millions of unemployable Muslims and Africans.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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Odd story for you Boris. A number of years ago I was dating an unstable but sexually supercharged greek woman and living in downtown calgary. During that time I was introduced to her friend who looked like a morbidly obese sheepdog in drag who happened to drink so much it would make any proud eastern european blush. This woman apparently was Stephen Harper's main squeeze years back. I don't know if he has exceptionally bad taste, or he ruined her but I'd rather date a homeless man than that woman.

As a life long conservative I'm ashamed of my government. I'm not ashamed of Maple Syrup though.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:36 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris also is enjoy of Maple Syrup and jam preservative make of Saskatoon Berry.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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what kind of craven asshole could possibly downvote that LMAO.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Maybe is not like Saskatoon Berry?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:28 | Link to Comment therover
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Is it me, or are most sexually supercharged woman unstable ? My wife pounds down Lexipro and Prozac by the ton !!!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:34 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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I'm not sure but I sure wish I would run into her ( me ex) for a sound christmas rogering for old time's sake.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment Rafferty
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My experience too.  But they were worth the grief.....

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 15:35 | Link to Comment Nick Jihad
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+1 for spelling it correctly as "Canadia", as in "Canadia - where else would Canadians come from?"

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment yogibear
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More layoffs and unemployment is great for stocks. Every time more people are cut it sends stocks higher.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Plus, if unemployed number is high, Central Banks is excuse to print mo-ar money! (Just like is bankster to kick man when is down)

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 15:05 | Link to Comment sunny
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Yep.  French markets up today.  Works here in the US, works in France.  Whatever is the problem?


Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Please to be patient while Boris is attempt expression of utter dismay and surprise at manifestation that is "SOCIALISM DOES NOT IS WORKING!"

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:06 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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C'mon guys, even the commies get it!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:24 | Link to Comment slotmouth
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German exports come at the expense of periphery employment.  And yes, France is now the periphery.  

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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They need to start lying like we do.  Or if they are lying, lie harder.  Pad stats.  Make stuff up.  Change the equation.  Put a happy face on the complete and epic failure Socialism is and always has been. 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 13:50 | Link to Comment Haager
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A lot of posts are stating socialism in France. Only thing I can see is schism and corporatocratism.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:18 | Link to Comment logicalman
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Only one 'ism' can help when government is the problem



Thu, 12/26/2013 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Nue
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Everyone who studies Socialism or has lived under it can tell you that it does not work. The problem is the people who advocate socilaism don't study it. They worship it. Data is cherry picked, problems swept under the rug and when a socialist country fails the old stand-by of "They were never REALLY A socialist country." starts being bandied about. Of course most advocated a mixed-economy. But Socialism is like a cancer. One cell is all it takes to eventually spread and choke off resources from the rest of the body. Weakening and eventually killing the host. 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 15:25 | Link to Comment OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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Blh blah all about how Socialism doesn't work. As though we are under Capitalism or something. We're under Socialism, just not the good kind. We're under the kind that gives the state's largesse to corporations and banks, not the actual people. At least France tries to give some to the actual people, we get the worst of all worlds.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:50 | Link to Comment Haus-Targaryen
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You apparently have never had to pay taxes in France. 

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 22:15 | Link to Comment bichat
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But did he had to pay for cancer treatment while being poor in the US? that is also something to think about

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:39 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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You are mistaken.  The people who advocate it never intend to live under it themselves.  They are like the snake oil salesmen of politics.  It's a big rip off.  They get the power and money and you get a broken down 1950's Chevy.

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 22:13 | Link to Comment bichat
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If socialism is like cancer, what is capitalisme? The plague?!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 15:36 | Link to Comment Iam Yue2
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François Hollande said Thursday that "the reversal of the unemployment curve is well underway." A "sustainable reduction in unemployment is now within our reach."

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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More bullish news.


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