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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 19, 2018.
I did not realise your mum lived in France @kibosh ! Where about is she?
She's originally from Paris. She moved to Avignon via 24 years in Scotland
Anyway, from what she is telling me the petrol situation is not as bad as it was 10 days ago, and mostly all the *patients are now managing to use their cars to drive to appointments etc.
*She works in the medical profession.
Your mother is French? I never knew that!
When did Kibosh become Sodalime? And why does that feel familiar like I knew it already and then forgot it? And oooh French mother.
I lived in France for four years in the 90s. It was an amazing experience [not I learned no French, cigarettes, beer and bread, that's all I know]. There were protests back then... nothing like this however.
Have contacted several of our friends in France. They are not noticing what's going on. One of them lives in Paris! So it must be pretty localised.
I'm in france. Gilet-jaunes are on the roundabouts picketing the hypermarkets in the Dordogne.
Mrs FW (French, but has lived most of her adult life in the UK) would agree. Political demonstrations are one thing, wanton violence something different.
FWIW She remembers (as a child) May 1968, and said some of the pictures she has seen are very reminiscent of those days.
PS Last week a friend in her home city posted a short film of students rioting, tear gas blowing in the wind, police etc. I pointed out that it was actually the street where her old lycée is, so the rioting students were probably from her old school!
Lan, about 2 years ago i posted for a while as sodalime because MrK and myself had split up and i was feeling a bit uncertain about which way things were going to swing - I PMd quite a few of you to let you know who i was - that may be your familiar memory . . . but alas, the Kibosh username is no longer as I'm locked out of that account and can't remember the email addy I first used to register with TES . . .so it's sodalime from now on in.
Thanks. Probably is what reminded me
Interesting how all this can partly be blamed on Brexit.
Macron cut the taxes for the ultra rich to snaffle some of the UK wealth and it worked... Paris getting more megarich than London for the first time in an age. But to top up the coffers he had to use green excuses like diesel taxes. Result was to penalise the poor rural majority.
An interesting article:
Gilets jaunes in court over violent protests
Most were young men in their 30s, who were neatly dressed and well-spoken
Trump on the Paris protests
Saw this doing the rounds on Twitter.
Why are the French armoured vehicles bearing the EU flag?
That EU army suggestion looks extra creepy now.
It's not a tank.
BTW My car has the European flag on its number plate. It's not a tank either (nor actually European, though it was built in Germany!) Having the European Flag doesn't make it part of a European army...
No, it's an armoured vehicle as I clearly said.
1. Probably multiple parts were built in many different countries, it was just assembled in Germany. I thought this was a key concern of the Remain camp.
2. Does your car help police fire tear gas at protesters and journalists?