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ribeirasacra Nov 30th, 2018 11:50 AM

Paris Burnt, now it is Brussels turn.
 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ement-spreads/

thibaut Nov 30th, 2018 12:31 PM

well now I know telegraph is full of BS.

PalenQ Nov 30th, 2018 12:55 PM

Europeans don't know how good they got it - most countries free or affordable health care with prices for treatments much lower than U.S. and a whole galore of welfare benefits like free child care - low tuition or free for university - and on and on. I'm all for them keeping those benefits but in today's world it will be hard to do that and politicians who try to trim the benefits face things like the Yellow Vests.

Britain will be ripe for the next Yellow Vest nation and May's and Tories cuts have cause lots of deprivation amongst the lower classes I understand.

ribeirasacra Nov 30th, 2018 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by thibaut (Post 16833125)
well now I know telegraph is full of BS.

Oh I am sorry.
maybe one of the alternative news outlets can shed some differences for you?
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-b...-idUSKCN1NZ19N
https://www.wjtv.com/news/national/b...sts/1629078849
https://www.voanews.com/a/brussels-p...s/4681110.html
https://www.politico.eu/article/yell...ls-eu-quarter/
The picture is the same. the question is are you willing to put your hard earn money into a vacation in Europe if this spreads?

PalenQ Nov 30th, 2018 01:21 PM

The picture is the same. the question is are you willing to put your hard earn money into a vacation in Europe if this spreads?

Well things do get distorted as average travelers are rather fickle about these things - certainly if this mushrooms would be an immediate fallout but by the next major travel season these yellow vests will be long gone.

When is the last time such a protest spread throughout Europe?

thibaut Nov 30th, 2018 01:22 PM

All the same to me.
I was in Paris yesterday and will be in Brussels tomorrow. I didn't see scenes of mass destruction - how can it be 'they' cleaned such acts of utter violence so fast ?
But if you want to delect with horror stories blown out of proportion, then sure read all these papers.
And if people don't want to spend vacation in Eiurope because there were some 'casseurs' in Paris and Bruxelles, so be it. Can't be bothered. I went to US after 9/11, maybe I should have stayed home ? Or are only bad news to be considered and inflated when they concern Europe and never if this happens in the US ?
Bah.

PalenQ Nov 30th, 2018 01:27 PM

These mild riotswith flares of violence are nothing compared to terrorist attacks in frightening off foreign travelers. Like thibault says they have been very limited in Paris and Brussels in areas affected- more worrisome would be widespread blockades of roads, fuel stations and trains, etc but that requires thousands of folks day and night.

StCirq Nov 30th, 2018 01:29 PM

It's all in a day's work in France, and frankly all over Europe these days. Ho-hum. If you want to stay home, that's fine with me, but to express amazement that this is anything new is disingenuous.

menachem Nov 30th, 2018 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by PalenQ (Post 16833146)
Europeans don't know how good they got it - most countries free or affordable health care with prices for treatments much lower than U.S. and a whole galore of welfare benefits like free child care - low tuition or free for university - and on and on. I'm all for them keeping those benefits but in today's world it will be hard to do that and politicians who try to trim the benefits face things like the Yellow Vests.

Britain will be ripe for the next Yellow Vest nation and May's and Tories cuts have cause lots of deprivation amongst the lower classes I understand.


Oh please.

StCirq Nov 30th, 2018 05:13 PM

Oh please, indeed.

And what on earth is "a galore" of anything? English can't be your native language, can it? But what is it? Andamean?


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