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Capturing Sarkozy's Close Encounter Of The Third Estate Kind

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Earlier we presented a photo gallery showing Sarkozy's dignified retreat from 'his people.' This time we bring several video clips of the same event as there is quite a bit lost in translation. For one - it certainly explains why democracy is verboten in the old world: imagine putting the fate of the chosen ones in the hands of this mob? What next: proceeds from the payperview cams at La Bastille used to pay down Italian debt?


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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:45 | 2215082 JPM Hater001
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I for one prefer mob rule when it involves the French.  Last time heads actually rolled.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:51 | 2215100 non_anon
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ha ha, reminded me of the 80's headbanging days

Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules

another shot of JD, Cheers!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:14 | 2215168 Manthong
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Only one political figure I can think of can take care of himself..

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:17 | 2215177 Kiss My Iceland...
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"Brave Sir Robin ran away.
Bravely ran away, away!
When danger reared its ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out ... "


Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:37 | 2215214 mikla
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Brave Sir Robin

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:38 | 2215217 akak
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Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat ....

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:58 | 2215590 prains
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it's a good thing he's 4'-12" otherwise he might have been hurt

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 23:05 | 2215611 CompassionateFascist
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"lynch the little heeb": (said Annie Hall's mom)

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 00:54 | 2215879 PY-129-20
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At least Helmut Kohl tried to fight them.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:46 | 2215088 homer8043
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Count de Monet: It is said that the people are revolting.

King Louis XVI: You said it! They stink on ice!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:46 | 2215089 RacerX
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so what does the middle finger mean in French? "Le good job"?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:53 | 2215107 non_anon
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something stinky

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:47 | 2215092 Offtheradar
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Put him in a wood chipper already

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:06 | 2215147 The Gooch
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You Betcha!

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 00:19 | 2215824 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Need Pancakes Haus...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:19 | 2215183 non_anon
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ha ha, Tucker and Dale vs Evil has a good wood chipper scene and a funny assed movie!

two thumbs up!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:47 | 2215093 Mr. Lucky
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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:00 | 2215131 JPM Hater001
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See, I would have never figured out how to spell that.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:00 | 2215132 non_anon
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mmmmm, cordon bleu

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:50 | 2215099 chump666
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hahahahahaha oh they love him.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:59 | 2215125 non_anon
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and Jerry Lewis, go figure

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:52 | 2215104 Convolved Man
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Well, he does seem to have a rat's instinct for survival.

Is that a good thing in a French politician?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:55 | 2215112 Rainman
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Au poil .

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:52 | 2215106 steve from virginia
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President of France does not have much of a security team. Very surprising to see him physically pushed around and separated from his bodyguards.

Maybe nobody takes him seriously: "Sarkozy who?"

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:56 | 2215115 NumNutt
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They can have relaxed security like that in a country that the general population has been disarmed, don't see that shit in the U.S.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:03 | 2215136 Rainman
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That's what the Germans once thought too..circa 1945.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:05 | 2215144 LowProfile
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Au Contrair, looks like 19MM privately held to me.

...And that's the LEGAL count.  ...Sacre' bleu!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 21:04 | 2215283 smiler03
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You're wrong about being disarmed.

You "don't see that shit in the U.S." because no American President would fucking dare to be in that situation.


Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:17 | 2215464 NumNutt
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Actually they do place themselve in that situation, they just have a more robust security detail. This appeared to be not well planned out. In the US when a president is going to arrive someplace the secret service tends to be on-site minimum an hour prior to the president showing up, and that would be for something 'not scheduled'. if it is something that is scheduled they arrive up to a couple of weeks early and start planning shit.  And even with the best security shit still happens, just ask JFK, Reagan....just to name a few.  You might want to watch some clips of the current crook in office, he is mingling with crowds all the time. They just screen those crowds before they are let near the pres, and even then they have plain clothes SS officers mixed in for added security. Not much left to chance. In the US the lead car would have been made aware of the fact there was a hostile crowd and either 1. would never had stopped and let the Pres out. or 2. never even showed up at the event.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 04:15 | 2216130 Seb
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"they have plain clothes SS officers mixed in for added security"

Are those initials (SS) just a coincidence?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:57 | 2215121 Global Hunter
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At around 22 seconds in to the BBC video the old veteran sends a shot across the rookie in the Basque colours bow with an elbow to the face-you're in rugby country now! 


Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:01 | 2215133 Lost Wages
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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:36 | 2215212 PrintPressPimpin
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if confronted with the same situation with a old man romney or sanitorum supporter here in the states i would have a difficult time trying to prevent myself from not discreetly stomping a well placed foot into the side of his knee and sulking away into the crowd.. Theres no doubt about how powerful a mob is to incite this types of beyhaviors.. I am confident the protests around the world will increase in severity this summer with scenes reminiscent of the 60s vietnam protests..  especially as gasoline approaches 5 bucks a gallon and everything else inflates up more.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:37 | 2215216 Schmuck Raker
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You saw what you wanted to, old timer.

No chin contact whatsoever, and the rookie shoved him right back.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:44 | 2215233 Global Hunter
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yes as I said shot across the bow pointed out in humour rather than judgement (people are tense), after all I give out and receive much worse in my soccer games...and that is rugby country after all!     

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 21:01 | 2215278 Schmuck Raker
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Just pokin fun here too, I'm one of the untrustworthy(over 30) myself.


Having reviewed the tapes a few more times I have come to a startling conclusion:


Thu, 03/01/2012 - 21:09 | 2215288 akak
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That makes sense, after seeing that mob blowtorch him!


Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:59 | 2215122 blindman
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in france they still understand, some, that the leadership
pushes the tolerance of the asses of the masses, there the
limit. in the usa, not so much. then again maybe that the
population in the usa is so intoxicated with video murder and
blood lust gaming that they deserve the hell realm their loss
of virtue and integrity guarantee? time will tell.
» Washington’s Insouciance Has No Rival

By: Paul Craig Roberts| February 15, 2012
After Obamas meeting on Valentines day with Chinas Vice President Xi Jinping Obama declared that Washington would continue to emphasize what we believe is the importance of realizin,
Is Obama a hypocrite or merely insouciant? Or is he an idiot?

According to news reports Obama’s White House meeting on Valentine’s day with China’s Vice President, Xi Jinping, provided an opportunity for Obama to raise “a sensitive human rights issue with the Chinese leader-in-waiting.” The brave and forthright Obama didn’t let etiquette or decorum get in his way. Afterwards, Obama declared that Washington would “continue to emphasize what we believe is the importance of realizing the aspirations and rights of all people.”

Think about that for a minute. Washington is now in the second decade of murdering Muslim men, women, and children in six countries. Washington is so concerned with human rights that it drops bombs on schools, hospitals, weddings and funerals, all in order to uphold the human rights of Muslim people. You see, bombing liberates Muslim women from having to wear the burka and from male domination.

One hundred thousand, or one million, dead Iraqis, four million displaced Iraqis, a country with destroyed infrastructure, and entire cities, such as Fallujah, bombed and burnt with white phosphorus into cinders is the proper way to show concern for human rights.

Ditto for Afghanistan. And Libya.

In Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia Washington’s drones bring human rights to the people.

Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and secret CIA prison sites are other places to which Washington brings human rights. Obama, who has the power to murder American citizens without due process of law, is too powerless to close Guantanamo Prison." ...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:59 | 2215123 nasdaq99
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yeah!  and these are the socialists that are planning on fixing  things too!



Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:02 | 2215135 non_anon
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didn't the French come to our rescue during the revolutionary war, ooops!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:04 | 2215140 Piranhanoia
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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:11 | 2215156 non_anon
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ha ha, The KINGSMEN - Louie Louie - 1963 - 45 RPM

anybody else listen to 45's and 78's w/ diamond tips?

another shot!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:07 | 2215149 PrintPressPimpin
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This is the reality of how the proles on the ground feel about those running the show..  I will leave a link to a great video of the mob last summer realizing its prince williams Limo going thru the town as they chant Off with their heads!!!! Somehow I doubt Obongo could ever get close enough to a mob like this..  Besides i think everyone would just fall over and bow in front of that kenyan

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:11 | 2215158 The Gooch
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Certainly not now, with HR347 and all...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:08 | 2215152 alien-IQ
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I'm pretty sure "Boo" is not French for "we love you".

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:18 | 2215180 Global Hunter
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were they saying boo or amooour?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:13 | 2215164 frenchie
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aie aie aie

and when you check the other faggot (Hollande) you definitely now you have a choice between cholera and plague...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:23 | 2215190 Bunga Bunga
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75% income tax.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:13 | 2215167 Seasmoke
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The french secret service sure were worried about those above them.....note to self , the higher up, the better advantage

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:17 | 2215178 Cliff Claven Cheers
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You know why I always take 2 Mormons with me when I go fishing and not just 1?  If I take 1, the Mo Fo drinks all my beer.  If I take 2 they won't drink in front of each other.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:22 | 2215188 Rainman
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now that's clever.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:28 | 2215196 JustObserving
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Sarkozy was the chief instigator of the war against Libya. How does it feel to be despised by your own people, Sarko?  The war with Iran cannot come soon enough.

Karma is a bitch....

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:32 | 2215205 Schmuck Raker
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Gotta give him credit, though.

He had the Gaul to wave as he was leaving. LOL

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:47 | 2215234 EvlTheCat
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Wouldn't that be;

He had de Gaulle to wave as he was leaving?

:) Works either way I guess..

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:51 | 2215252 fuu
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Let me be frank, that was bad.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:59 | 2215272 akak
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Let ME be Frank --- dat Sawkozy shuwe wooks sexy!

(But not neawwy as sexy as aww dose mawe congwessional pages.)

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 21:00 | 2215276 EvlTheCat
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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:38 | 2215508 John Wilmot
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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:58 | 2215274 EvlTheCat
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Shirley you can't be serious?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:38 | 2215509 John Wilmot
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Don't call me shirley

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:53 | 2215554 slewie the pi-rat
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you guysRtheBouffonsBuffoons!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:44 | 2215232 sodazed
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Here's how former UK deputy prime-minister John Prescot dealt with a protester. I couldn't stand the man but you've got to admit he's got a decent left hook!


Thu, 03/01/2012 - 21:01 | 2215279 The Shootist
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Meh, although he's a big gov Repub, Sarko is still volumes better than some dirty socialist frog. Then France would be even more like Greece. I'm willing to bet he'll be the best of the worst in the upcoming election, which may not be saying a whole lot.


Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:21 | 2216931 falak pema
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So then by your definition of "socialist" who is more socialist ?


* FED and BB

* O'bammy and Democrat Congress

* WS + GS

* Merkozy

* SOcial Democrats like Hollande

* G-Pap and Grecko-kleptoclowns

* Putinistan

* One Party China

On ZH forum they have all been treated as satanistic, socialistic and cabalistic servants of Evil.

If a naive visitor from Mars read the ZH thread he'd have a thousand definitions to "socialist".

Fortunately, I've never went to the moon, nor inherited moon-beam logic. So I can still tell a socialist from an Oligarch, a monopolist from a free market democrat. 

Maybe you should try that. There are many ways of being anti-people and democracy; all of them have ONE thing in common : they cheat with the rules of a state of law. If we truly believe in democracy, republic and a regulated market; where the rules are well defined and well applied, we are on to something that is sustainable. The rest is swings and roundabouts, ways and means, compromise and trial and error. All things human. And applying them to other people outside our own frontiers by respecting Human rights; minimal decent values; not clean at home and rapist abroad.

All the while preparing for war thru deterrence to ensure peace. Its all there in our societies, but we don't use it!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:29 | 2215488 q99x2
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The man appears to be both braver and more stupid than a blind man caught in traffic.

It used be that over time organisms with genes such as he must possess would have become extinct by now. Yet as testament to the miracles of science Sarkozy rules in the modern world where the least among us have become the most high.

Until election time that is.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:39 | 2215511 cnhedge
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:52 | 2215553 blindman
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01 March 2012
James Koutoulas: MF Global Financial Collapse And the Shadow Banking System

Here is James Koutoulas of Typhoon Capital Management, and the founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition, discussing what happened with MF Global on Russia Today. As an aside, I would be more than pleased to present an informative interview with Mr. Koutoulas on US or British television, but there do not appear to be any.

What could be alarming is that the conditions that led to the loss of customers' funds at MF Global have not been corrected, and it could be happening again at some other firm even now. We just may not realize it because the losses have not yet been publicly disclosed.

As in the case of MF Global, the insiders and powerful customers learn about the impending loss first, and take steps to secure their accounts before the collapse and downfall occurs.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 23:39 | 2215745 jonjon831983
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"Sir, the peasants! They are hungry and angry"

"Let them eat cake"

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 23:56 | 2215784 msnrochny
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Sacre Boo!

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 02:47 | 2216046 Peter K
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Brave, brave Sir Robin......

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 04:44 | 2216159 MarcusLCrassus
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They weren't booing.  They were saying "Booosarkozyurns"

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 05:14 | 2216191 falak pema
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Hey , you guys across the pond; wouldn't it be nice if O'bammy and consorts got booed like that?

This is democracy and people's voice. Maybe it will express itself more cogently on April 22 and May 6. Then we will have democracy not only on the streets but also in the ballot boxes.

BTW : You guys in USA, USA, you don't vote in presidential elections. That is one lesson the French could teach you!

Pot and kettle...gut feelings and cold reality. Not that Eurobashing and "ra, ra US democracy" is news around here; we know here on ZH the true US reality, and it ain't what it pretends to be! 

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 10:29 | 2216621 marathonman
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Of course nothing is as it appears.  We are all living in The Matrix.  Welcome Mr. Anderson.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 05:50 | 2216211 Ted Baker
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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 10:21 | 2216591 Reptil
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We're all Basques now!

Sarkozy is a CIA trained NWO scumbucket, even his abillity to sweettalk anything (revered quality in France) won't prevent his pending EPIC election defeat. He's done, and so is the nuclear industry, which is failing miserably. So count that into your prediction charts.

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