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French President Urges His Countrymen: Stop Bashing Your Country, Have Some Confidence

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A few days ago it was that other great egaliatarian president, Barack Obama, who urged Americans to tear free from the shackles of cynicism and to unleash some more of that hopium that got Obama elected in the first place. Now it is the turn of that other just as impressive socialist, France's own Francois Hollande, who just like Obama has seen his popularity rating crumble to unprecedented levels, come up with his own prescription for how to fix the troubles that ail France. In short: "less lamenting and disparaging, more confidence."

From Reuters:

In the television interview to mark Bastille Day, when a crowd stormed a Paris prison on July 14, 1789, at the outset of the French Revolution, Hollande said his compatriots were more inclined than some others to put their country down.


"We are very proud but, at the same time, I would say there is a sort of sickness, which is not serious but which can be contagious, whereby we are always lamenting and disparaging," he said.


"Speak well of your country because, when I'm abroad, people do speak well of France, of what it's doing in the international arena, in the diplomatic sphere, on defense, the operations we have carried out for peace, but also innovation, companies."


The president also cited entrepreneurs, major companies with significant exports, the tourist industry and agriculture.


"We have to fight but, most importantly, we have to have confidence in ourselves," he said.

Bottom line: watch your president and government lie every day while pandering and preaching, working solely on behalf of the rich, while you rot away in your part-time jobs or worse, unemployed, surviving day to day on the measly pittance the government hands you to make you a docile little handout addicted serf, and at the end of the day, whatever you do, don't become a jaded, cynical lamenter and disparager, but have "hope and confidence." Truly the road to socialist utopia is paved with best intentions.


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Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:09 | 4959791 Duffy Duck
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It will be Arabs' country soon enough.

Remember - if a european people wishes to retain its culture and homeland, it is racist.

keep repeating that until you understand, or you will be sent to a Hope Camp.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:13 | 4959803 El Vaquero
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What did not make it in the MSM with those muslim riots all those years ago in France is that the Frogs kinda incited those riots and then contained them to their own neighborhoods.  The French may suck at war, but I don't see them being taken over by muslims.  Besides, they are likely to wind up with a bunch of broke and angry Germans next door needing a scapegoat. 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:15 | 4959810 hedgeless_horseman
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The president also cited entrepreneurs, major companies with significant exports, the tourist industry and agriculture.

That idiot left out beautiful actresses?

Eva Green

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:20 | 4959837 Stuck on Zero
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Thieves, scoundrels, fraudsters, criminals, hoods, liars, and politicians just don't understand why everyone around them is so cynical.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:22 | 4959841 Pladizow
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When will these ignorant fucks learn that it is not the country the citizens are bashing but the government!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:28 | 4959854 Manthong
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Vive la Prance!

(prance: noun:   a proud stiff pompous gait )

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:31 | 4960576 Scarlett
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to have confidence in France I need all socialists crucified

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:28 | 4959862 NoDebt
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"because, when I'm abroad, people do speak well of France"

Who spoke well of France?  I want names.

I have NEVER said a single nice thing about the French my entire life and neither has anyone else I know.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:49 | 4960259 Excursionist
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I once lived in a hotel a block from the beach in Nice for a month.  Just L-I-V-I-N, livin'.  Possibly the best 30 consecutive days of my life.

I went as native as possible, made an effort to assimilate (e.g., no where-da-hamburgers-at?) and the people were great.  Shocking, right?  Make an effort to blend in and leave the "My grand daddy freed your grand daddy in Dubya Dubya Two" bullshit behind, and people treat your more or less as one of their own.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:59 | 4960298 economessed
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France is wasted on the French.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:43 | 4960469 Offthebeach
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They have a different word for everything.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:21 | 4960554 Headbanger
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The French HATE each other.

I worked in Southern France over 30 years ago and could not believe the distain they have for each other.

And they're class conscious as hell with each other.

So fuck you France, your arrogance, your wine, your cars and your aircraft too!


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:11 | 4960682 barre-de-rire
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such comment from a guy like you just proove one thing, u dont like us, we dont like you neither.

"arrogance" from an american this word is like your fuck word to media, you dont say it & are most puritan people of the whole planet but once on internet 99% of porn come from you.


for sure your inner child was never fixed. nothing to add for someone living in a country tolerating bestiality in 2/3 of the states i guess ?


you stated about armpit's women  days ago, for sure a man living in the past with such clichés is the only one neo retaining the truth, please, flow us master....



Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:39 | 4960781 Analyse2
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You should travel a bit ...




Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:19 | 4960377 CCanuck
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DaveO...I did not know that Shrek was French.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:50 | 4959969 asscannon101
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I would like very much to see her Tooter. This- and only this- can make me believe in the Glory of France again. Show me her Tooter!!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:16 | 4959811 medium giraffe
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...or a bigger back yard.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:25 | 4960392 Monty Burns
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They don't need to 'defeat' the French.  Demographics will do it. French women (real French women, not just those with a passport) are having children at a rate well below replacement levels.  Muslims are breeding at double the replacement rate. That's why already Muhammed is the most common name for newly borns in France.

"Millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory."

Former Algerian President Boumediennce.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:25 | 4960725 barre-de-rire
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sad, but true.


known under the radar for 15 years now.

most kids are hybrid.


hybrid is like hybrid car, with petrol motor & electric silence,  concepted to get the best of the two world, but do all bad, no autonomy, expensive, ugly.

same as half arabs/white in france : lazy, unability to brain to record & keep information just like reel niggers btw, thiefs, liars, why working, dealing dope is x30 within 20h of work...

90% of thoses rats got .gov help to eat ( 500$/month) & magically drive BMS 55.000$ cars.


btw, this is the case of FABIUS's SON!nUnzixogYMDLs%2F&edit-text=

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:25 | 4960737 Analyse2
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"Muhammed is the most common name for newly borns in France"


Most common male name for newly borns in 2013 in France.

1 Nathan

2 Lucas

3 Léo

4 Enzo

5 Louis

6 Gabriel

7 Jules

8 Timéo

9 Hugo

10 Arthur

11 Ethan

12 Raphaël

13 Maël

14 Tom

15 Noah


17 Théo

18 Adam

19 Nolan

20 Clément

Most common female name for newly borns in 2013 in France.

1 Emma

2 Lola

3 Chloé

4 Inès

5 Léa

6 Jade

7 Manon

8 Louise

9 Zoé

10 Lilou

11 Léna

12 Sarah

13 Camille

14 Maëlys

15 Lina

16 Éva

17 Louna

18 Clara


20 Romane


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:16 | 4959821 AnAnonymous
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As it is in this 'american' world, it is when others want to retain their culture and homeland 'americans' consider it racist.

But, hey, 'americans' need to take shelter in fantasy to avoid facing the reality they've created.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:34 | 4959891 snr-moment
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To be a liberal one must be a europhile and watch soccer.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:49 | 4959970 AnAnonymous
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Liberals are 'american'.

'Americans' have many inside factions.

But who cares? They all share the 'american' ideal, they all are 'american'.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:59 | 4960026 SilverRhino
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Maybe if they win a few wars I'd respect the French. 

They can start with the islamic infestation in their own nation.

Oh and clean up CDG airport already.  That thing smells like shit, body odor and garbage.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:05 | 4960324 Whatchamacallit
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The US hasn't won a single war since VietNam, so shut up already.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:21 | 4960381 Fíréan
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When did the USA last win  a war ?

Even the American  War of Independence was won with French assistance, both financial, equipment and soldiers on the ground.

Or still pissed that Napoloen sold to "you" the French claim of near to one quarter of what is the present USA after he'd only just taken the (claim to the ) territory for nothing from the Spanish, and didn't even own it anyway ?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:27 | 4960741 barre-de-rire
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very surprising  that 90% of americans do not have passport & never leaved their country but the only 10% who travel are the most dumbfuck retards on earth.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:49 | 4960482 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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You really need a black or asian girlfriend.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:10 | 4959793 El Vaquero
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This sounds like a peanut farmer's strategy of "talking tough" to fix the economy.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:23 | 4959843 RacerX
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If you like your thick sweaters, you can keep your thick sweaters.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:26 | 4959851 NoDebt
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Doesn't it, though?  Next thing you know he'll be turning down the heat and wearing a cardigan sweater in his TV appearances this winter.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:02 | 4960045 Pool Shark
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Hollande: "Les flagellations continueront jusqu'à ce que le moral s'améliore."



Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:11 | 4959798 Xibalba
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He sounds more in touch with his people than Americas Emperor. 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:21 | 4959838 AnAnonymous
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'American' managers (since 'americans' have no leaders) must be in touch with their 'american' middle class.

If they are not, they are out of the game.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:26 | 4960398 NoDebt
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No, man.  The middle class is the enemy.  Biggest mistake any society ever allowed to happen to itself, and turbocharged in the 20th century by cheap energy.  

How in the world will our betters control us if there is a large middle class that's capable of making it's own decisions and has the financial means to act on those decisions?

That's a mistake they are currently recitfying and have no intention of repeating.  Ever.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:12 | 4959800 medium giraffe
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Ban Cynicism NOW!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:17 | 4959826 El Vaquero
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What's in it for you?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:30 | 4959863 medium giraffe
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A world of flying unicorns shitting rainbows that taste like strawberries and lemon drops.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:28 | 4960743 barre-de-rire
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Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:13 | 4959808 Big Ben
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I've never understood how a country could have an annual celebration for the start of the "Reign of Terror".

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:16 | 4959820 daveO
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Also, compare tax rates now versus before BD. No need to celebrate, anymore. The serfs lost.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:07 | 4960071 Pool Shark
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Funny to think that THIS was what they stormed the Bastille for:

"At this point, the Bastille was nearly empty of prisoners, housing only seven old men annoyed by all the disturbance: four forgers, two "lunatics" and one "deviant" aristocrat, the Comte de Solages (the Marquis de Sade had been transferred out ten days earlier). The cost of maintaining a medieval fortress and garrison for so limited a purpose had led to a decision being taken to close it, shortly before the disturbances began."


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:30 | 4959869 suteibu
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They do it to continue the ruse that the leaders are mere common folk just like the modern day serfs and not at all like the royalty taken down in the revolution.  In fact, Bastille Day may be more important to the elites than to the average serf for this reason alone.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:42 | 4959923 AnAnonymous
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'Americans' in the US celebrate annually the start of 'americanism' This set the standard for the rest of 'americans' around the world.

'Americanism' is the best thing to have ever happened to humanity.

Marginally, in the US, 'americans' also celebrate stuff like thanks giving day or how to be grateful to welcoming hosts.

This is how it works in an 'american' world.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:16 | 4959819 freedogger
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Barack and Hollande are HOPING that this lack of confidence doesn't migrate to their currencies. They should realize there is little difference between either.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:18 | 4959832 agstacks
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"Don't be cynical. Be hopey."

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:19 | 4959835 AnAnonymous
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There are egalitarian among 'americans'?

Waooo, must be the same types as those 'americans' who declare themselves for freedom, truth and justice.

What next? That is no growth environment, the rich man's gains are not the poor man's losses?

Oh, wait, was it already done?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:23 | 4959839 Itchy and Scratchy
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Time for somebody to confiscate 75% of this freak's assets so we can witness his 'joie de vie!'

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:29 | 4959865 AnAnonymous
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Only 75 pc? Man, 'americans' are ageing.

Usually, those natural born thieves hit the 100 pc confiscation scheme.

At this pace, maybe, one day, 'americans' will return what they've thieved.

Oh, they wont be able to do that since they will have consumed it all.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:28 | 4959861 Ariadne
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Never trust the French.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:27 | 4959880 NoDebt
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Works for a lot of countries.  I'm not naming any names, but it's initials are USA.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:29 | 4959867 slightlyskeptical
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As long as you are hoping for the bankers to get rich on the back of the slaves, there is no reason not be hopeful.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:30 | 4959870 skbull44
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Yes, CONfidence is what it's all about. When things get serious, one must lie (and cheat, steal, mislead, misinform, distract...).


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:30 | 4959872 Itchy and Scratchy
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Just more failed leadership its best!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:31 | 4959873 NOTaREALmerican
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Must...   Increase...   the...   Confidence....  

Must...   Not....   Let....   Myself....   Be....   Overcome....  By.....   Cynical....   Kryptonite....  Bar...



Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:32 | 4959879 gdiamond22
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You can love your country and hate your government.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:35 | 4959893 NOTaREALmerican
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The problem is when you love your country like a frat boy loves his fraternity .  In the end, it's just a place filled with people who believe bullshit; like everybody other country/fraternity on the planet.  

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:40 | 4959917 gdiamond22
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I beat up Frat guys in college. Never liked em, never will. Ultimate sheeple to be frank.

I love what once was in this country - and I wasn't even around when it happened - A country of the people, not government and certainly not the fraternity of socialism which has infected this great land like the plague.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:44 | 4959936 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  and I wasn't even around when it happened


When was this magic time?   The Fed has been around for quite awhile.   The Southern Pacific Railroad became a person around 1910.   

When has the government not screwed the people to maximum extent possible?  (And why would it NOT do so?)

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:59 | 4960022 gdiamond22
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Anytime before 1913, although specifically the 1870s-1880s were the fastest growth in US history. ZERO income tax, real money (controlled by the citizens), savings and investment abundant and general prosperity abound. But the key before 1913 in our history was LIMITED GOVERNMENT.

It is no coincidence that the age of government power in America came with the simultaneous passing of the FED and INCOME TAX in the same year.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:03 | 4960052 NOTaREALmerican
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Not to mention LOTS and LOTS of empty space?    Did you notice the growth stopped when the space ran out?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:11 | 4960084 NOTaREALmerican
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There's open space and then there's entire unexplored continents.   Come on.   US exceptionalism ended when then Indians were wiped out.   It's been a transition back to fascism ever since.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:11 | 4960083 gdiamond22
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If empty space equates to economic prowess, then Africa, Siberia, Brazil and Greenland should be at the top of the world, no?

Economic engery comes from the productivity of the PEOPLE, not how much empty space you have.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:14 | 4960101 NOTaREALmerican
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It's empty space filling WITH people.    Canada is the same as the US.   Greenland is mostly ICE,   Africa was mostly European nations killing each other.   Brazil was just unlucky.

There's nothing different about the 1830's and 1930's except: no more space.  

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:19 | 4960126 gdiamond22
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You seem to have a small obsession with space. Perhaps you should find a country you would like to start with ample space, get some people to move their (please take all Liberals and RINOs from the US) and see how you do?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:27 | 4960171 NOTaREALmerican
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There's no space left,  we're all crony-socialist and crony-capitalist now.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:02 | 4960511 bluskyes
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You obviously haven't travelled off of any major highway (in the US midwest) or been 100 miles north of Canada's southern border. Canada has all the space you could ever want to cut out of the forest.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:08 | 4960077 AnAnonymous
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Sure, sure, it was fastest growth as US Americans were shearing big time Europeans.

For example, US Americans attracted capital from Europe to build infrastructures, then they bankrupted the firms and kept the infrastructures.
Europeans thieved.

In the end, this stuff contributed to the declaration of WW1.

So, yeah, fastest growth in US history.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:31 | 4960751 barre-de-rire
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the union of weak peoples never made a strong community... it's a vue d'esprit.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:59 | 4960502 bluskyes
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To love your country, you must hate your government.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:31 | 4959881 robertocarlos
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The French need a new leader who stands out from the crowd. Sort of a Charles De Gaulle.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:33 | 4959889 Itchy and Scratchy
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More cowbell!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:37 | 4959907 Itchy and Scratchy
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Socialism: An awesumly kewl deal ... 'till the other dude runs out of cheese! :(

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:40 | 4959916 NOTaREALmerican
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The French are as socialist as we are capitalist.  

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:45 | 4959943 AnAnonymous
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At the moment, the awesome deal is 'americanism', which is an awesome deal until you run out of things to thieve.

When 'americans' residing in the US ran out of land to transfer from the Indians, it gave in succession WW1, the great depression, WW2 among the major contributions.

'Americans' are running out of things to thieve at the moment...

They are moving in Central Asia but it wont be enough to sate them.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:44 | 4959938 Itchy and Scratchy
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'Socialism is a philosophy of ignorance & gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.' - Sir W Churchill

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:48 | 4959957 AnAnonymous
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It is rather funny because this is the destiny promised for humanity under the rule of 'americanism'.

This is the end game as brought by 'americanism'.

But, hey, do not discuss 'americanism', this piece of marvel that could no go wrong. It has to be something else.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:48 | 4959958 NOTaREALmerican
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Socialism is for the smart-n-savvy people, the dumbasses get competition (and the bullshit about why competing is so wonderful).

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:44 | 4960235 Dublinmick
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That is the national review party line. On the other hand some will be upset over working at walmart for one dollar hour of fiat money ordered from the city of London, no health insurance but bamacare, poor food and housing and unlimited immigration to keep things that way. You are not observing socialism you are observing tyranny.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:44 | 4959942 Evil Bugeyes
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It may be that the French are not bashing France so much as Francois Hollande. But I guess Francois believes that he IS France.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:46 | 4959950 Itchy and Scratchy
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Delusional & dangerous!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:32 | 4960755 barre-de-rire
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thats what happen when sheeple elect a yogurt.


2016 hillary for usa, 2017 faschist lepen for france, everything is under contr-hole.


i prefer be nuked from any country before 2015.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:52 | 4959987 notadouche
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Stop fucking around and your countrymen will feel pride and speak well of their country.  You can't force someone to feel good about your total molestation of society.  

What he is saying is tantamount to the the notion "if rape is inevitible then lie back and enjoy it."   A famous quote once uttered by Clayton Williams,  a one time candidate for governor of Texas whom at the time was enjoying an insurmountable lead according to the polls.  

What next?  They've asked you politiely to stop badmouthing your country.  When this only elicits more scorn, is the next step to threaten the citizen to feel good about their government.  Oddly this guy and Obama were the biggest bashers of the government they were upending. Thus they feel it is ok to complain when someone else is in power but its a "sickness" when others complain while they hold the reigns?  Hmmmm....   



Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:53 | 4959988 Itchy and Scratchy
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A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers. - Friedrich Hayek

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:59 | 4960023 AnAnonymous
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Hopefully, this is certainly not the goal of 'americans' as they abhor equality, save in occurrences when it relieves them from some burden (like in the tale of overpopulation telling that people around the world are equally responsible for the overconsumption problem etc)

Funnily enough, even though 'americans' are certainly not hated by the ghost of equality of material position, which is shown day after day by figures of concentration of wealth, they will go the totalitarian route.

How is called an intellectual whose predictions are not validated by reality?

Answer: an 'american' intellectual because 'americans' revel in fantasy.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:02 | 4960039 FeralSerf
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Don't worry. Be happy. Have another glass of Cool-Aide. I promise you'll feel better.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:05 | 4960057 Itchy and Scratchy
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'Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of them.' - Frederic Bastiat

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:31 | 4961256 radiobomb
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excellent quote !

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:07 | 4960074 q99x2
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Hollande works for the Dutch queen with the cloven hooves. Impeach and prosecute him.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:03 | 4960319 Wolferl
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The Dutch have a king now. Just saying.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:11 | 4960085 Salsipuedes
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"When asses are needed - You will never get the crowd to cry Hosanna until you ride into town on an ass." - Nietzsche

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:49 | 4960257 Dublinmick
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"When asses are needed - You will never get the crowd to cry Hosanna until you ride into town on an ass." - Nietzsche


I like that one.


All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values. ...Nietzsche

He who cannot obey himself will be commanded.....Nietzsche

The man loves danger and sport that is why he loves women the most dangerous of all sport.....Nietzsche

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values. ...Nietzsche

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:00 | 4960654 Salsipuedes
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Man finds no significance in reality but lives in a constant and perpetual state of fantasy.- Nietzsche

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:13 | 4960092 Itchy and Scratchy
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"I have never understood why it is 'greed' to want to keep they money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money?' - Thomas Sowell

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:25 | 4960159 Duude
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"Never underestimate the other guy's greed."  -Frank Lopez, Scarface

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:17 | 4960121 damicol
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Fat fucking socialist  dribbling fuckwit.

And  can you actually believe that there are people who actually vote for  these fucking faggots.



Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:22 | 4960142 Duude
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French socialism works on behalf of the rich?  

Semble être une déconnexion ici.
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:24 | 4960148 spekulatn
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Bottom line: watch your president and government lie every day while pandering and preaching, working solely on behalf of the rich, while you rot away in your part-time jobs or worse, unemployed, surviving day to day on the measly pittance the government hands you to make you a docile little handout addicted serf, and at the end of the day, whatever you do, don't become a jaded, cynical lamenter and disparager, but have "hope and confidence." Truly the road to socialist utopia is paved with best intentions.


My new mantra. Thank you ZH.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:27 | 4960168 kchrisc
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"French President Urges His Countrymen: Stop Bashing Your Country, Have Some Confidence"

I concur. Stop bashing your country, have some confidence for once and start bashing pols, crats and banksters.

Other peoples should start bashing pols, crats and banksters in their country as well.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:38 | 4960214 Dublinmick
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I am sure all of them have not given up and become pessimist, some still probably hope to see Hollande tossed on a plane to Tel Aviv

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:56 | 4960289 Itchy and Scratchy
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This bourgeoise intellectual is gonna have his work cut out for him tryin' to get his Muslim hoard to cheer up!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:00 | 4960309 Dublinmick
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I concur with this message


"Bottom line: watch your president and government lie every day while pandering and preaching, working solely on behalf of the rich, while you rot away in your part-time jobs or worse, unemployed, surviving day to day on the measly pittance the government hands you to make you a docile little handout addicted serf, and at the end of the day, whatever you do, don't become a jaded, cynical lamenter and disparager, but have "hope and confidence." Truly the road to socialist utopia is paved with best intentions."

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:01 | 4960313 Whatchamacallit
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Well, that sleaze Hollande has the GALL to ask his countrymen to be more positive about their country, when he (and Sarkozy before him) totally sold out France to the US, betraying it and making a puppet-state out of it.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:19 | 4960357 Bennie Noakes
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"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson 

Hollande is trying to portray criticism of his economic policies as foreign criticism of France itself. I would argue that his policies are much more harmful to France than to the US. If they had resulted in jobs and economic growth rather than economic stagnation for France, then he wouldn't be in so much trouble right now.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:25 | 4960403 Dublinmick
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France gearing them up for more hope and change.

Unfortunately, Jean-Luc supported the NATO attack on Libya.

So he may also be just another puppet.

gallier2 reports that Jean-Luc is a high order freemason.

According to gallier2, while all the points listed above are on the program of the party, Jean-Luc doesn't support any of them.

"You should look up his voting track record in the parliament. He never voted against any of the globalization laws."

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:38 | 4960447 bluskyes
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When the president says: everything's OK, don't panic - it's time to panic.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:51 | 4960630 falak pema
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Hey he made that speech on Bastille day!

You know that Santa Claus is at the Eiffel tower on July 14! 

They made him a spanking fireworks display on Bastille Day night. 

The Berliners were celebrating Weltmeister and France, behind the official curtain of "impossible is not French" celebrations, know that their societal model was looking ablaze like the E tower. 

To make matters worse his Finance Minister added : we like and NEED "good finance" like  our body needs "good cholesterol"... Now that has to be the remark of the day! -- ( yes we still like to eat cake when the bread runs out!).

This government has not understood that at this point good and bad finance are so intertwined they would make the DNA spiral look like route 66. 

Mutti keeps muttering about bail-ins and Holland is now looking queasy, as the penny drops, which makes it more and more clear that the future EU commission will make it official that SHE holds the keys to his banks...just like the Weltmeisters held the WC trophy in Rio, now moving the show to Berlin. 


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:41 | 4960784 barre-de-rire
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france is a fun position.


if any false flag mh370 like uranium based isis was crashing on paris, the rest of the world would be shocked but the rest of the france would say FFS, at last !!



Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:43 | 4960970 pitboots
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WTF, I wanted to read about the french president, not MFBHO.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:14 | 4961044 22winmag
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Have some confidence... and surrender!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 05:06 | 4966392 Analyse2
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In fact this ugly disdain and pitiful jokes come from the firm refusal of the French to join America in Irak, in 2003.

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

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:28 | 4961246 radiobomb
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just a quick background on Hollande; 

1] France's most unpopular president since Napoleon. Lowest approval % since records began. Local joke here is he will be the 1st president ever to have a negative rating.

2] His ex-finance minister [Caouzac] made a speech condemming tax evasion, and was busted with swiss accounts stuffed with taxpayers cash weeks later.

3] Hiked taxes so that the very rich became citizens of other nations to avoid them. 

4] big french national/internationals are based in belgium or luxembourg for the above reason.

5] one of the largest state employment vs private sector %'s anywhere in the world.

6] Selling off nationalised utilities & companies to friends, then passing laws to increase their profits. Ultimate crony capitalism model. Nepotism included.

7] had affair with actress, arriving on a moped, looking like pizza delivery boy, but followed by his security detail in blacked-out 4x4. Ditching his longterm girlfriend, [and france's 1st lady] in the process - and she had state perks of chauffeurs/cooks/staff/several houses/office all thanks to the taxpayer.  This happened while he was supposed to be participating in international talks, so clearly his mind was elsewhere during this time.

After that, no one took him seriously anyhow.

8] allowed the National Front to become the most popular party, which won the local elections recently.

9] Busy trying to clobber small businesses with pay-first-earn-later tax regimes, weekly total hour restrictions, and other nonsense.  Completely anti-entrepeneur.  Complicated, not simplified, during his presidency.

10] pretends to be an international statesman, but no one in france gives him any creedence... check out how marvelously it went in africa <sarc>.

11] lied about economic recovery, employment recovery, and U-turned a few policies too.

12] Increased the number of police/gendarmes, and radar cameras, and fines for motorists have never been so high. The crimerate has not fallen however. Surprise surprise.

13] pro-EU, despite majority of French citizens wanting to leave - [one of the reasons the National Front won the local elections as it is the only party to say it will remove france from the EU]

14] cant be arsed to continue, but there's more..... lots more....

so, how well do you think the speech went down with the French ?

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