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French President Hollande Needs A Friend

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Having just completed his 75% millionaires tax and seen at the center of a what is likely to be a confiscatory "wealth tax" across Europe, Volkskrant shows that it is not just French President Hollande's people that see him as the least popular ever, but the world's leaders no one will shake his hand...


h/t: WaPo


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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:04 | 4296426 achmachat
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Hollande obviously smells bad.

...and what does the lower left picture tell us about Barroso?!!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:06 | 4296450 VD
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forget the hand(shake), off with his head!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:09 | 4296458 camaro68ss
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the NSA reported that he took a shit and didnt wash his hands

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:19 | 4296485 kaiserhoff
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Long Monte Carlo real estate, or at least Monte Carlo post office boxes;)

   Paris will be have only invisible millionaires in 4,3,2...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:21 | 4296496 SWRichmond
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For chasing all of the wealth out of his country, they should ALL be shaking his hand.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:24 | 4296514 Scarlett
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After the war, all governments will shrink in size.  That's my hope.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:31 | 4296530 BaBaBouy
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ANYBODY Shaking Oabama's Hand Lately (After Oblamacare Debacle) ???

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:31 | 4296540 Sofa King Confused
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Nobody will shake his hand cuz he's always picking bugers out of his nose.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:54 | 4296735 wee-weed up
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:28 | 4297138 zhandax
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It's just another worthless politician with his hand out

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:26 | 4296516 NoDebt
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He screwed up.  He was too obvious about it.  Now nobody wants to play with him.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:17 | 4296848 jaxville
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Maybe they are worried he will slip in a tres grand quenelle

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:59 | 4297041 Suisse
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Total nonsense.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:42 | 4296526 BaBaBouy
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:32 | 4296536 kaiserhoff
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No one enjoys freedom more, or deserves it less, than the French.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:44 | 4296564 SeanJKerrigan
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:37 | 4296718 Analyse2
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But the Americans owe their freedom to the French, 

and the young Winston Churchill - serving in France as commanding officer of the 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers from 5 January to 6 May 1916 - wore a French army helmet in the trenches during WWI in honour of the bravery and valour of the French soldiers ...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:29 | 4296906 Bananamerican
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He did? Why that 2-faced Le Bitch!
Wearing they helmets an' talkin' shit....

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:25 | 4298151 Analyse2
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He did :

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:04 | 4297760 damicol
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A shit taking a shit.

I imagine that could be some scat whores dream

Are you sure obummer isnt into that,

Hes the right color

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14 | 4296467 BaBaBouy
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He Should pull Out His DICK Instead ...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:08 | 4296611 Dr. Engali
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I look at that picture and I see Hollande thinking to himself.."you want to shake my hand? Really? Is this a trick like Lucy pulling away the football from Charlie Brown?"

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:03 | 4296428 negative rates
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Don't shake it, he's got a buzzer in his palm!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:05 | 4296436 Temporalist
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More likely it's Mario Draghi's semen.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:23 | 4296503 slotmouth
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Hollande is notorious for the last second handshake pullback and hair comb.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:04 | 4296430 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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tax them bitchez good stuff.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:05 | 4296433 Colonel Klink
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And by friend you mean bullet right?  Jus axin.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:05 | 4296434 gratefultraveller
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Does he have the infamous cold, wet, limp "deadman's handshake" and the word has spread?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:18 | 4296495 kaiserhoff
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No, Just Leprosy and AIDS.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:28 | 4296531 Zero Debt
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I know where that hand has been.

If you want your hand, you can keep your hand.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:05 | 4296437 mayhem_korner
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He's just back from a trip to India in which he had his left-hand/right-hand protocol mixed up.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:19 | 4296500 kaiserhoff
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Most of the third world my friend.

Funny, but the first time you hear about eating with one hand, wiping with the other, it's not easy to believe.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:03 | 4296438 Mike in GA
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He just needs to come to DC.  He has a friend in Obama.  That 75% sounds sweet to jugears!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14 | 4296466 Toolshed
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What makes you think Obungho and his "friends" want to pay 75% income tax? Unless you mean he wants to tax the middls class and poor 75%. I am sure he would be onboard with that..........just not publicly.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:03 | 4296442 Dr. Engali
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I wouldn't shake a man's hand who couldn't look me in the eye. He looks like a pathetic loser avoiding eye contact.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:22 | 4296509 IridiumRebel
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He's like the dolt in HS no one wants to have sit with at lunch.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:31 | 4296923 Bananamerican
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They're ALL pathetic dolts in HS no one wants to have sit with....

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:26 | 4296525 NoDebt
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"I'm not stupid like they say.  I'm smart and I want some RESPECT!"

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:25 | 4425966 Shizzmoney
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I was going to blast those who would refuse a well-meaning hand shake......but then I forgot this guy is French.  He's obviously going through the motions.

I will say: the French Presidency is the Cocksman of all of the "Heads of State" roles.  These guys bang more broads than a dog in heat.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:08 | 4296456 Save_America1st
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that's just for the cameras and the sheeple.  Just like the WWE/WWF;  They play these games of Right vs. Left, good vs. bad, etc. etc., but behind the scenes these scumbags are all friends of the same socialist/Marxist feather, and they all certainly flock together because we all know damn well they don't hang out with people like us or share our beliefs.

I guess Hollande is either too stupid to understand what the "play" is in the public eye, or he's just being the willing "heal" so that these filthy scumbags he's pictured with can try to earn some street cred with the sheeple.

Either way, even if I'm wrong, who gives a shit about any of those people?  They're all elitist, globalist, criminal, Marxist, filth...and even if some of them might not be "friends" with Hollande, it doesn't mean they're any different...they're all still total scumbags.



Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:05 | 4296633 margaris
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absolutely.Also they obviously All shook his Hand 2 seconds later. Its just that the guy is so socially awkward that he doesnt Know how to act.







Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:15 | 4296463 IridiumRebel
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Is Me-sure Ho-Lawn-duh running outta other peoples money?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14 | 4296468 q99x2
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He's got the right idea with the 75% tax but it should directly go to the citizens of France; not to government.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:20 | 4296487 Oldwood
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You go first. Lead by example.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:49 | 4296581 Herd Redirectio...
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No, he's right.  Why should tax revenues be centralized?  If the point is redistribution, then lets cut out the middleman.  The gov't beast feeds on tax revenues, so by starving the beast you not only shrink the size of the state, but you remove the state's incentive to levy taxes!  Just a thought exercise, for the record.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:18 | 4296497 IridiumRebel
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Laffer Curve.
Good luck with the bitcoin job in SF.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:46 | 4296573 shovelhead
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Lay off 'em...

I find KommieKidz posts entertaining and refreshingly obtuse.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:48 | 4296590 IridiumRebel
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Alright!! Gotta rib the little bastard! I'll lay off.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:01 | 4296610 czardas
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I agree.  History teaches us that we are not a rewards-based species, that we try harder even when given less, that we don't care if  3/4 of our contractual salary is taken.  Ultra high taxes are why Europe leads the worls in patents and R&D too.   And their culture has so much vitatlity - huge birth rates and great demographics.  I'm sure all the new supposed to be rich will work even harder next year.

Seriously, which is more efficient.  Letting folks keep more of their money or establish a huge system for collecting taxes based on complex goblygook and those taxes are then redistrtibuted to the voters people? (No answer required). 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:31 | 4296699 W74
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But wait, whom do you think those taxes are being stolen from?

So your plan is to take my money and then hold it for a few months and then give it back to me?  And none is going to be taken off the top (all of it) by the state?

You're kidding right?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:58 | 4297734 damicol
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desitute are you?  Pauper?

What's up , need some new shoes do you

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:15 | 4296474 bearwinkle
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I think they're just trying to keep his hands away from their pockets. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:43 | 4296978 KnightTakesKing
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I almost broke my screen trying to squish that bug of yours.... until I realized it was your avatar. Bastard! :-)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:57 | 4297235 Meat Hammer
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Me too.  2-0, you, bearwinkle.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:30 | 4297381 bearwinkle
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LOL! Maybe change my name to bugwinkle?


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:16 | 4296478 wagthetails
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seriously, everything sounds hilarious in german. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:42 | 4296501 akak
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When I hear German, all I hear is the barking of dogs.

Kind of like Arabic but without quite as much throat-clearing.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:03 | 4296615 czardas
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Notice how langauges mimic their alphabets?  Arabic is a flowing and (to me) beautiful language and so is their script.  Chinese sounds like noise and their writing looks like hen scratching.   German sounds rough and their words do also - just the reverse for Italian or Portuguese.  

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:17 | 4296650 akak
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The most beautiful language I have ever heard spoken was Hopi.  I agree that Spanish and Italian are pleasant to the ear as well.  Polish is all sibilants (s's and sh's and z's and zh's), and French and Portuguese are vowel-heavy, mushy messes that make me wonder how anyone can convey any meaning through them.  Finnish sounds like baby-talk.  Arabic is all consonants and spitting.  Hindi is sing-song through clenched teeth.  Chinese and Vietnamese are bad rap music played backwards.

It makes me wonder what English sounds like to the non-native ear.  I guess I never thought to ask anyone that question while overseas.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:26 | 4296691 W74
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Polish is indeed pleasant.  I'm disappointed that my grandparents did not teach my father and his siblings the language because for them it was rough being immigrants.  I've learned a bit on my own.  The capital is not the English WOAR-SAW or the German Vor-Shau, but called Var-Shaah-Va.

I don't find German to be unpleasant, but powerful and majestic.  Spanish is beautiful but the only time I've considered it pleasant was when spoken by a girl from Ecuador. The loud ghetto Spanish that gets spoken around here I'm assuming is a bastardization of the language (which I'm sure the Brits consider American, Canadian and Australian dialects to be; New Zealander is interesting and I think I can distinguish it from Aussie these days since the last three people I've asked I've gotten it right).

Hopi?  Interesting.  I've been to that part of New Mexico but did not hear any Hopi or at least I don't remember any.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:51 | 4296737 akak
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As a (no longer quite so fluent) speaker of Spanish, I must admit that I chose to study it over French or German largely because of the pleasant nature of its phonemics.  I would imagine that the beautiful Spanish that I heard in Bolivia and Peru is a far cry from the "ghetto Spanish" of your experience --- but to be honest, ANY ghetto language is probably going to be harsh and unpleasant to the non-ghetto ear.

I grew up with Polish, though, and I still find it funny to get my American friends to try to properly pronounce even relatively simply Polish words like "grzyby" or "szczaw" or "czesc".

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:51 | 4296753 Uncle Remus
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Hopi lands are entirely in Arizona, surrounded by the Navajo Nation. Search for Second Mesa.

A beautiful people, beautiful art and are very private.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:41 | 4297165 Reader1
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I have Polish family, and I learned some Russian and Polish, but I never thought it was pleasant on the ear.  I love Poland, but trying to speak Polish or read it is painful.  It took a while for one of my Polish friends to finally come clean and admit Polish is a crazy language when you can have, like, 8 consonants-all Ks, Zs, Cs, and Ws-with, like, 2 vowels-probably both Ys.  Wrapping my mouth around a word like, say, Szczecin, is a nightmare and that's just 1 word.  The whole darn language is like that.  It's like someone was losing a game of Scrabble and just made up a language off their tiles.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:41 | 4297179 akak
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It's like someone was losing a game of Scrabble and just made up a language off their tiles.


And most of all the vowel tiles got lost.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:41 | 4296965 Bananamerican
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Why, English is the voice of very reason, and of civilization itself. You silly boy, English cuts as languid and tranquil a course through the human ear as the Cam river through the Palladian fields of East Anglia...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:41 | 4296731 NIHILIST CIPHER

I would be ok with swapping Obonzo and 100 tonnes  of gold for Hollande. What we need is a white guy that we can impeach. The only thing saving Obonzo's butt is his color. Why the 100 tonnes of gold you may ask? Cuz the French are not lame enough to do a even swap ( loser for loser).

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:04 | 4297058 Tsukato
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When I see Akak writing, I know Jew propaganda is soon to follow. Stop disparaging Germans and Arabs, you mealy mouthed little cunt. Don't you have some Palestinian kids that need a killin?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:19 | 4297087 akak
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When I see Tsukato writing, I know that he is putting on his brown shirt and firing up the crematoria ovens even as I read.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:23 | 4297121 Tsukato
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Hey douchebag, tell me this: what's your opinion on Muslims. Honestly speaking. You know there was a Bosnian SS regiment right? Those motherfuckers! Right? Come on, just share some of your secret hatred. Pretty pleeeeeze:)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:35 | 4297152 akak
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Tsukato, I have no opinion on Muslims, or on any other ethnicity, because unlike you, I am not a rank collectivist, and do not lump and judge people together, as a group, but only as individuals. 

And as an individual, you are a particularly nasty one.  That still does not mean that I might not be attracted to your sister, though.  Just don't expect much from me at Christmastime.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:48 | 4297213 Tsukato
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Good for you. By the way, Muslims are not an ethnicity, and I don't have a sister. I do have a half retarded, drooling, obese, stinky, homosexual brother though, if you're interested. He reminds me a lot of you. He loved that movie a few years back that starred Brad Pitt, and he played some guy training fictitious Jews to murder stereotypical "evil" Germans.
You two could pop some corn, and make a date of it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:02 | 4297263 akak
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I do have a half retarded, drooling, obese, stinky, homosexual brother though

So your mother had identical twins then?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:32 | 4297151 Reader1
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I like Russian and other Slavic languages, i.e. Polish or Serbo-Croatian.  They always sound angry, even when they're talking about the weather.  Some great people, but if you couldn't see their face, you might think they were angry at you.  Actually, the way some of them frown, you might still think they're mad at you.  

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:38 | 4297166 akak
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They always sound angry, even when they're talking about the weather.

That is so funny!  And true, too.  I can remember as a little kid in church, hearing the priest give the sermon in English, in which he sounded as meek and mild-mannered as could be --- then giving the EXACT same sermon in Polish, and sounding like he was fighting with his wife!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:53 | 4297240 Dinero D. Profit
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Angela Merkel was crossing the border into France, and the French immigrarion officer asked, "Country of origin?" and Merkel said, "Germany,"

The officer asked,"Occupation?"

"No, I'm just here for the day," she said.



Sat, 01/04/2014 - 09:46 | 4299499 Analyse2
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Stupid joke ...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14 | 4296479 NoWayJose
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French corporations are supposed to be the ones collecting this tax, so that it will avoid French citizens fleeing to Belgium or Russia.  Those corporations will figure out what the US corporations have -- namely that you set up an office in Switzerland or other tax haven and move your headquarters there (i.e. Transocean (RIG), etc).  Then you simply shift your paper revenues and paper profits and paper expenses around so that you don't owe this tax - creating those much despised 'off shore profits' that you never return to the high tax country (i.e. Apple).  Welcome, France, to the new global tax world...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:23 | 4296510 Oldwood
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People seek positions of high office not to speak for the people but to speak to them. They must explain how they need more sweeping powers in order to allow them to pursue the people's interests. Of course that pursuit is not to provide the people but relieve them of those "interests". Their wealth and freedom are the only thing of value and are the pusuit of all governments. We can only pray for their continued ineptness.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:07 | 4296629 czardas
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No, there are no brilliant plans or secret agendas behind these matters.  It's last gasps and it will only worsen as more and more fight over a shrinking pie.  It happens at the end of every dominating civilization, this mad rush for more and more funds for the State.  We've devalued the currency, penalized saving, added fees and little percents here and there but it's never enough. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:44 | 4296520 kaiserhoff
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Just so.

And easily done with the Balkanized, Byzantine bureaucracy of La France.

It will change very little.  One of the first things I noticed living there was that you could not be rich without being, to some extent, a multinational criminal

The New Normal.  Les Froggies, sacre bleu.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:22 | 4296507 Reader1
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Funny how all those criminals refuse to associate with that other criminal. 

What did he do that was so wrong? 

You would think they would be envious and lining up to shake his hand. 

"Count da' money!  Count da' money! Count da' money!"

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:27 | 4296513 Reader1
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It really does make him look pathetic, constantly reaching out to everyone with no reach-back.  You can't extend a hand and leave it dangling out there.  Hey Comrade, next time, maybe try and be the Alpha and make them reach for yours.  If they don't, you don't look like a total wussy.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:27 | 4296515 adonisdemilo
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What a fucking idiot.

Seems to be mixing it with a whole bunch of other idiots.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:33 | 4296537 SUH2o
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Now I know why they are called frogs.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:36 | 4296544 you enjoy myself
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on a hunch i just googled "obama shaking hollande's hand" and i believe we have some juxtaposition gold right here:


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:11 | 4296644 kaiserhoff
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Shit eating grin...PRICELESS.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:50 | 4296759 Uncle Remus
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You misunderstand - O wants Hollande to pull his finger.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:15 | 4297092 Tsukato
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Why wouldn't there be heaps of smiles? Both are gay Marxists.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:36 | 4296545 shovelhead
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Guy reminds me of a career shoe salesman at JC Penny.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:54 | 4297476 StychoKiller
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Al Bundy with a French accent?  You are disturbed (probably got hit too hard with the shovel!) :>D

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:35 | 4296548 I am Jobe
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Maybe Hollande and Obama should hold each others dick. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:03 | 4296620 Colonel Klink
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Please one Dick Holder is enough!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:35 | 4296549 TrustbutVerify
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Hollande's problem is the classical problem that is the hyper-difficulty of the need to back out of socialist/communistic spending and the dependency culture that that becomes so mentally endemic in the population over time.  Aside from competing with comparably slave level wages and the canard of beneficial globalizational trade, this need to move toward free markets is the struggle of our time.  

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:51 | 4296589 Anusocracy
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Free markets are but one aspect of freedom from government.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:51 | 4296596 DeliciousSteak
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Many seem to make the mistake of thinking that politicians care about anything other than winning elections. The only ideology most politicians follow is "how do i look good in the eyes of my core voter base".

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:14 | 4296856 MeBizarro
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This is exactly the kind of mind-numbing inconsistency you see here all the time.  Espouse 'free markets' and capitalism and getting rid of culture of state-led dependency but at the same time piss and moan about global capitalism and free trade generally doing just that including moving to places where the overall cost of production are cheaper and closer to their customers in markets experiencing high growth.  Can't have it both ways. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:45 | 4296578 RobD
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Heh, he got the stink palm.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:53 | 4296602 Byte Me
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They're just tired of counting their fingers after shaking with Pres Bilko.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:56 | 4296605 Musashi Miyamoto
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Keep trying Hollande, In the meantime I suggest working on your economic policy. I hear that your labour code needs reforming.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:00 | 4296607 cassotto
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at least they got one pretty city, i mean, city center nicely enclosed by a ghetto, like all people the french like contrasts too

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:07 | 4296636 W74
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Sounds like every medium, major or world city which opens itself up to massive third-world (even if home grown) immigration.  Here on the East Coast we generally have rings: Chocolaty goodness in the middle, salt, vinegar, and urine around that, and then a type of pumpernickel bread on the outside.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:00 | 4296791 cassotto
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it's sad no? why can't we focus on making the world prettier, instead of consumption

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:03 | 4296624 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Which one of these kids is doing his own thing.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:18 | 4296662 W74
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I seriously disagree with Nelson Mandela's placement on that chart.  Is there a separate square for murderous madman?  How he isn't on the authoritarian side is mindboggling to me, but perhaps the untold story here is Mandela's promotion of chaos and social decay during his presidency.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:07 | 4296628 Duude
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The reason they hate shaking his hand is it creates a distraction so Hollande can pick their pockets too.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:09 | 4296646 Azannoth
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When Hollande reaches out with this hand, people instinctively cover both of their pockets with theirs

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:10 | 4296649 W74
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I like the one in the bottom left.  Why is this one different?  Because instead of Hollande reaching out the other gentleman is the one extending his had.  Too bad Hollande would have to dislocate his shoulder to reach that high.  Not even a hint of angling the hand downward, thus making Hollande look like a bitch.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:19 | 4296655 Jorgen
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Somewhat off topic but related:

Law No. 120 signed on December 30, 2013: Panama to tax on worldwide income (like the U.S.)

"Every natural or juridical, domestic or foreign, who receives any taxable income within or outside Panamanian territory, must pay taxes."

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:21 | 4296674 realWhiteNight123129
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Mes Chers Amis,

Hollande is desperate to try the consequences of "taille" and "gabelle".

The French king lost its head after regional parliaments in France refused to register the new tax bills. France was over-indebted and the result in 1789 was revolution and hyperinflation.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:48 | 4296746 Learn more and ...
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Robbing the top 10% to help the bottom 95% is a good thing, so 75% tax rate is right in principle.

Of course zero income tax with the only state levied tax being LVT combined with 100% inheritance tax are probably more productive.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:00 | 4296771 Joe A
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'Niemandshand' is a variation on the Dutch 'niemandsland' which means 'no man's land'.

It looks quite funny but it is just bad coordination. At least he does not bow to his masters as a certain person in DC does.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:20 | 4296868 pashley1411
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With a level of wealth destruction that rivals that Nork fatboy, Hollande should worry about where he will end up in exile.  

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:28 | 4296920 Element
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Did you see his speech on new years night? ... something I'll always treasure ... thanks Frank ... luv ya.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:07 | 4297055 sbenard
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Obama will shake his hand! He loves ALL Marxist tyrants! After all, he's the Teleprompter Tyrant!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:08 | 4297063 Arthur
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No.  Obama would bow.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:36 | 4297631 damicol
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Doncha mean blow.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:57 | 4297494 StychoKiller
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Hmm, ain't there a website where he can be "friended?"  Guys/gals, help out a 1st-world leader here...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:41 | 4297674 Spungo
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I once said, 'We will bury you,' and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.
-Nikita Khrushchev

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:29 | 4298282 tony wilson
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stop this hate you yanky dogs.

hollande is strong

big hands wiz firms grips

hollande is french

hollande is man

hollande is very good looking and slim.

pure of heart and arms full of muscle.

he sends are men to afric to kill the fuzzie wuzzies.

he makes us cheese nation feels im port tent no.

he not a mason a jesuit or a dirty jewish type ohh no.

he is france

he is goldman

and imf

he rothschild saturn lover

a satanick child rapist

a fine full bodied french tool

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 23:01 | 4298679 Promethus
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From the pictures he appears to own only one suit. Maybe it smells like the 246 types of cheese Degaulle talked about.

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