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Rancid wrote:That's wonder!
Victoribus Spolia wrote:Never a good sign.
France grinds to a halt amid protests at Chirac reforms
Hundreds of thousands of protesting French workers poured on to the streets yesterday in the largest anti-government demonstrations for almost a decade.
Chirac backs down and scraps youth job law
President Jacques Chirac caved in yesterday to France's biggest street protests for decades and scrapped the controversial new youth employment law, handing a victory to the unions and a blow to his prime minister, Dominique de Villepin. Mr Chirac was desperate for a way out of France's two-month political crisis which has seen millions march, sixth-formers and students blockade schools and universities, and protesters occupy the Sorbonne for the first time since 1968.
Victoribus Spolia wrote:
Albert wrote:The difference about these protest then from the past is that it not about a particular issue but a protest about broad level of concerns. Betokeningly a powered keg was sparked by the fuel tax.
Victoribus Spolia wrote:Good point.
What says you @Rugoz, you really think this is just business as usual?
.....shit's gettin' real.
layman wrote:Anyway, the given reasons seem to be tax rises though I wonder if it’s the threat to the cushy government gravy train that is at the core of the whole thing. The union bosses sensed he was weakening and the time was right.
JohnRawls wrote:closing down nuclear plants
According to a new report from the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC), a committee of six executives including Bill Gates and General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, US funding for energy research development and demonstration (RD&D) is detrimentally modest – stunting current growth and weakening the nation’s competitive advantage. The committee argues that current spending of about $5 billion annually should be tripled immediately. As a percentage of economic output, US funding lags well behind its western counterparts Canada, France, Denmark, and Norway – maybe the shining example of a hydrocarbon-fueled green state – among others.
https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/E ... -Not-a-lot
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