The Animated Annotated French Presidential Election

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In a little over 80 seconds, this animated clip provides everything you need to know about exactly what Hollande's victory today means to Europe's glorious future.

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Mongo's picture

Hollande is just another word for money printing.

Jack Napier's picture

Yup, that's the alternative to austerity, but they'll have to leave the Euro before they can debase their own currency.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Why Greece and the PIIGS need to be like role model Germany:

http://www.thelocal.de/money/20120507-42395.html

German discount supermarket giant Aldi, which has consistently made its owners the richest men in the country, has been taking government subsidies to train employees, it emerged at the weekend.

But weekly magazine Der Spiegel said many details remain shrouded in secrecy even by the government, to protect the commercial interests of Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd – separate but associated companies.

Information officially requested from the Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) did show that Aldi training was being paid for with government funds, but details were scarce.

“The requested information concerns details which have not been approved for the public, and due to a request for secrecy from Aldi, cannot be released,” the BAG statement sent to Spiegel said.

Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer, under whose remit the BAG falls, refused to comment, while his staff merely said that, “as long as Aldi Nord, and Süd, meet the eligibility criteria for the subsidy, they are justified in receiving it.”

Green MP Valerie Wilms, who submitted a parliamentary question to try to uncover how much Aldi was getting, was told that the way BAG handled data was such that it was difficult to see how much individual companies were getting.

“It is aggravating as an MP, to have to have to poke around in the dark and not get clear information about what is done with tax payer’s money and subsidies,” she said.

“The subsidies should be helping with training and development – not to pep up the savings programme of a discounter. It would be outrageous if a billion-euro firm like Aldi was actually tapping into this money,” she told Der Spiegel.

 

ALDI superstore managers filmed female shoppers as they bent over looking at appliances.....also filmed as they entered their PIN into the counter registers keypads as they made their payments.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,830690,00.html

Store managers in several supermarkets of the Aldi discount chain secretly filmed female customers bending over refrigerators and shelves, according to information obtained by SPIEGEL. Cameras also secretly filmed the cash registers, including payment card readers where customers type in their PIN numbers.

Female customers shopping in Aldi, the German chain of discount supermarkets, were secretly filmed by branch managers, according to information obtained by SPIEGEL. The managers were especially interested in filming women in short skirts and and low-cut tops as they bent down to pick out items from refrigerator chests or shelves.

The films were burnt onto CDs and shared with fellow staff. This happened in Aldi stores in Frankfurt, Dieburg and elsewhere in the western state of Hesse. Aldi Süd, the firm managing the stores, declined comment specifically on the case but issued a statement saying: "Mistakes by an individual employee can't be ruled out."

The company, which also has stores in Britain, Australia and the US, is one of the two separate companies that make up the Aldi group. The company stated: "If an abuse becomes known to the management, such an event will immediately be investigated, forbidden and will result in appropriate disciplinary consequences."

According to information obtained by SPIEGEL, the group appears to have had entire stores, including check-out areas, under camera surveillance, even after a widely-reported snooping scandal at rival discounter Lidlin 2008, in which store detectives spied on staff.

Store detectives at Aldi were instructed to install mini camera systems "in suspicious cases," which is legally dubious. In addition, Aldi Süd positioned mobile miniature cameras not only in the sales area but also in places where staff don't come into any contact with customers and where there were no notices alerting people to camera surveillance.

SPIEGEL has learned that the discount retailer also monitored its warehouse staff and transport workers in its central storage facilities.

Criticism of Practice

The German government's commissioner for privacy protection, Peter Schaar, criticized the practice: "If thefts can be prevented or solved through open measures, secret surveillance is forbidden."

Aldi Süd argues that cameras installed around cash registers are positioned in such a way "that the typing in of PIN numbers can in no circumstances be seen."

But images available to SPIEGEL clearly show the payment card machines into which customers type their PIN numbers. Aldi Süd also said mobile cameras "are only used to protect our staff, customers and suppliers from dangerous situations and hold-ups, for preventive purposes and to protect property."

Aldi Nord, the other company in the Aldi group, said it uses fixed or mobile cameras "only in exceptions in individual stores." It says cameras are only used "when very high thefts are being registered." Aldi Nord said it "strictly ruled out" the filming of cash registers and the entry of PIN numbers.

SPIEGEL reported the surveillance at Aldi as part of a cover story about the working practices within the group. Aldi pioneered discount supermarkets and is an internationally-known brand.

SPIEGEL/cro

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

 

It'll be a special Hollandeais sauce that France will embrace like a white flag on the Champs de Elysee.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

He's not a village idiot, you boob.

 

vh070's picture

No wonder Germany and Japan were allies in the big one.  They share the same interests.

Slipmeanother's picture

Makes you think we were allied with the USSR

NotApplicable's picture

Link and a small snippet, please.

Brevity is your friend.

macholatte's picture

 

The managers were especially interested in filming women in short skirts and and low-cut tops as they bent down to pick out items from refrigerator chests or shelves.

 

Shocking! I don't believe it.        Show me the video :)

 

batterycharged's picture

What's wrong with mayonaise?

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

 

With Sarkozy gone political midgets the world over are trying to find new growth avenues.  

AbelCatalyst's picture

If Greece's number 1 industry is tourism, why don't they just drop out of the Euro, discharge their debt, and people will flock to Greece where it will be the only place fiat money will still buy boatloads of touristy trinkety crap!!??

One year of pain, then the tourists start arriving in droves! Now, that is how a free market works - say bye bye to the central planners!!!

redpill's picture

Because then the international banking interests would get screwed, and we can't have that now can we.

Ahmeexnal's picture

German Imperial family is preparing false flag attacks and are prepared to blame the "left" (aka France).  German officials conveniently release the foiled "leftist terrorist attack" AFTER socialist Hollande sodomized Sarkozy in sunday elections.

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20120507-42401.html

Berlin escaped May Day pipe-bomb bloodbath

The Berlin police revealed on Monday that it had discovered several explosives at the leftist May Day demonstrations in the Kreuzberg district of the German capital – but there were no clues as to who laid them.

Berlin's Police President Margarete Koppers told the state parliament interior committee that police discovered at least three pipe-bombs on May Day, with an estimated blast radius of 15 – 20 metres.

They were found in several places along the demo's route, and police are working on the assumption that they were intended for use against riot officers.

Experts are currently inspecting the 40-centimetre pipes-bombs to see if they were defective. Koppers said they were homemade explosives which could have injured several people.

"In future operations we have to be prepared for people who have a blind hatred inside them," said Koppers.

Some radical leftists had called for violent attacks against the police in the run-up to Berlin's traditional anti-capitalist protests on May Day. The demonstration, which drew some 10,000 participants, erupted into violence part way along its route, and was dispersed by police after stones and bottles were thrown at them.

Organizers accused the police of using "extreme brutality" to quell the protesters.

It remains unclear whether the pipe-bomb discovery had any connection with an arson attack on two officers sitting in a police car on Saturday night.

Several unknown people attacked the car as it was standing at a traffic light, smashing its back window. One of them tore open a door and threw a flare inside, setting fire to the back seat. The officers suffered shock, but remained uninjured.

The Berlin domestic intelligence agency said on Friday that there was less violence this May Day that and despite an increase in demonstrators, the far-left scene was struggling to recruit new militants.

The Local/DPA/bk

Manthong's picture

I spent a fair amount of time there when you got 30 drachs to the buck and even though it was late junta, the folks there seemed pretty happy and it was a great place go to.

They are in nowhere near as nice shape with the EU noose around their necks.

Fewer banks and a simpler life is NOT a bad thing - especially in Greece.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

 

Now's the time to move to France if you feel guilty about having a lot of money.

jamezelle's picture

Maybe warren buffet can go pay more taxes there.

Uchtdorf's picture

Quoting from above:

"Berlin's Police President Margarete Koppers"

She was destined to become a police-person with a name like that. 

He_Who Carried The Sun's picture

How about mowing the lawn between your ears, Villageidiot?

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

 

Les Miserables, The Sequel, coming to France playing outside everywhere near you.

fajensen's picture

If Greece does that, they risk getting a dose of 'Arab Spring' sprinkled with some NATO bombing! But, yes, it is the only way.

redpill's picture

Don't be so barbaric.  It would just be a little kinetic military activity, with a dash of leveraging our investment in Tomahawk missiles, and a splash of tactical implementation of drones.

batterycharged's picture

Yes, and a tad bit of collateral damage, nothing severe.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

 

I think the most effective tactical drones were already implemented with Greenspan and Bernanke.

fajensen's picture

So, When money is only printed for the banks it not printing and therfore not evil?

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

 

Could there be a bank Hollandeday in France's future?

WhiteNight123129's picture

There are absolutely no unintended consequences from Bernanke. They are all intended, and the intent is to do exacty what was done in the early 30s, which is a devaluation of the currency through printing. Very simple. In devaluation hoard hard assets. Period. Money printing is necessary, this is a form of default without massive bank failures. IIt is the modern day devaluation. Nothing new or innovative in that. Gold and Silver are just 2 out of a multitude of commodities available. Some have undershot recently (nat gas) other have been lagging, the range is wide and plentiful.

 

DeltaCharlie's picture

Merkel is waaayyyy to thin in this animation!

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Yes because other than that it would've been accurate?

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

 

I think France is looking better than Greece and Greece is looking better than Zimbabwe.

Talons Point's picture

And soon Zimbabwe will look better than U.S.

FreudianSlip's picture

Yes, and we can then visit all our trillions of US dollars that have been reinvested all over Africa in agricultural ground, mining and development of natural resources (with the help of US backed merceniaries and a few military troops).  The Chinese are not happy campers over western country African stakeouts as the Chinese have always perceived Africa as their backyard garden and are diligently and quietly ensconced.

Watch Africa closely.  This is a shell game of distractions.

 

bigkahuna's picture

 

Videos like the one in this story show the word is out much further in the world than the globalists would like. This guy Valls who is an assistant to Hollande is ears deep in the NWO plans. I would not be compelled to believe that Hollande is not at least right ahead or just behind him.

Video is by We Are Change Paris.

 

dizzyfingers's picture

sabra1: they're ALL Bilderberg stooges.

GMadScientist's picture

Revenge of the Zombie Currencies.

LMAO

Vince Clortho's picture

Enough money for everything, or at least plenty for the banks.

The dawn of a new golden age in Europe.

sunaJ's picture

A Golden Dawn, in fact.  Good luck with that...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4AXJx3IzdY

Atlantis Consigliore's picture

Vive le France, vive the 75% wealth tax, vive, the Buffett tax,

 

watch everyone leave US after november,   C$ on a tear.....15% canada tax vs us  45%

falak pema's picture

Thats got shades of Michael Jackson's "Thrilla" stamped all over it. All it needs is the screamy laff in the grave yard! Where are you Vincent Price?

Dr. Engali's picture

It's actually kind of funny watching these idiots fall. Too bad they are being replaced with bigger idiot banker tools. The next target is Germany. That will give the ECB all the freedom they need to print.

AustriAnnie's picture

They will be replaced by tyrants and dictators who are not idiots, but psychopaths.  Thats what we have to look forward to.

Gringo Viejo's picture

In particular, I enjoyed the "living dead" currencies rising from their respective graves.

Dick Darlington's picture

I think it's time for Germany, Finland and Netherlands to exit euro. Then France, Spain, Italy and the rest can borrow, spend, print, wash, rinse, repeat their way to "prosperity". There's ONLY downside left for Ger, Fin and Netherlands. Oh, the remaining euro countries can keep their beloved unelected sociopaths in Brussels and create all the europonzi bonds they desire.

falak pema's picture

Do ghouls and ghosts vote...? Do they consume like mortals? Who cares how we call the new currency, as long as we burn the bankstas, before junking the old paper and issuing new paper without debt burden. And then we Glass Steagall the new potential shysters from repeating and regulate the bleaters from derivative cheating. We'll never change human nature, just try and keep it within the bounds of Rubiconese. Until the next shyster bubble. When we will be living in "groovy nirvana land" again, having conveniently forgotten those who were sacrificed for austerity pain during the drought years. Whats new Sisyphus, you're such a pussy keep pushing your load, up that straight n narrow.