French President Macron Declares “Social and Economic” State of Emergency….

With massive civil unrest overwhelming many parts of French society, President Emmanuel Macron made a televised speech to the nation attempting to calm the anger. Macron declared a social and economic state of emergency and attempted to stop the ongoing Yellow Vest protests by announcing a special year-end bonus.

In addition to the year-end bonus, during the national address from the Elysee Palace Macron announced an increase in the minimum wage of €100 per month; a tax exemption on overtime pay; and a plan to not raise taxes on pensioners with an income less than €2,000/month.  Here’s the english version of the EU broadcast.

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When the same issues happened in Venezuela, Maduro followed a similar plan… things didn’t end well.   Macron has already committed the full weight of his police and military to crush any uprising.  Tenuous times in France.

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483 Responses to French President Macron Declares “Social and Economic” State of Emergency….

  1. MaineCoon says:

    Hmmmm…is 40 yrs of malaise what caused France to be the #1 rank of highest tax rate in the industrialized world and the worst investment record in Europe?

    Liked by 9 people

  2. Bone Fish says:

    Ironic how higher educated American Millennial’s won’t buy anything without reading anonymous reviews first. But when it comes to Socialism, they refuse to watch and read reviews of those, like the French who are experiencing it in real time today.

    Liked by 26 people

    • stephenbaze says:

      All depends on what has been spoon fed to them via their supposed smart phone and PRAVDA/MSM doesn’t it ? which clearly shows their education is quite worthless and meaningless these days. They are easily manipulated and have no idea of it.

      And by the way I also thought the photo of the mounted police was very striking and telling of the times. Note one horses has pair of goggles on to protect his eyes ! The photo is framed perfectly with the fires in the background and buildings framing the horses, excellent image and very revealing of what is coming in Euro and here as well.

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    • Maquis says:

      Parfaitement illuminé!

      Liked by 1 person

    • weneedmorerules says:

      Well said Bone Fish. Regarding reviews, people now seem to more highly value the opinions of people they do not know.

      Liked by 2 people

    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      It isn’t really Socialism the French hate, it is its results. If they rid themselves of the odious Macron–even if Le Pen gets in–they may solve some of their most immediately aggravating problems, but they will still try to solve the problems caused by too much government with still more government. It’s the French way.

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      • jbt says:

        Sad, but so true. Very good observation, JoAnn.

        Liked by 1 person

      • wondering999 says:

        That’s what they are taught in school, just like our kids. Good kids listen, behave, and learn their lessons. How would they know that the respected “experts” higher up, get poor results ?

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        • Bone Fish says:

          “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Business men, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”

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        • Austin Holdout says:

          Exactly Wondering 999. Remember when we were all spoon fed the food pyramid and “margarine is more healthy than butter”, until 2 generations later, the government figured out that was wrong? This garbage like “Man Made Climate Change”, censorship of “hate speech” ie. Anything the left doesn’t support, and other socialist doctrines have been spoon fed to a whole new generation. It will take several more generations until this will be undone.

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      • Hereward the Woke says:

        JoAnn, the problem is that the alternatives are just as bad. Le Pen would be tough on immigration but her economic policies are pure big government left. As for the others, they are self-proclaimed communists. France is the only country in the developed world where politicians still openly call themselves communists.

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  3. Carrie2 says:

    And May continues to ruin Brexit. We are going to see a mess of rioting and protesting in all of EU as they are now thinking how stupid they were to think that globalism was a great idea. WRONG!

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  4. Sentient says:

    Looks like France needs a Second Amendment.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. apfelcobbler says:

    “Macron announced an increase in the minimum wage of €100 per month”.

    How many struggling small businesses will be forced to shutter due to Macron’s “generosity”?

    Liked by 10 people

    • snellvillebob says:

      Macron does not care.

      Liked by 1 person

    • trapper says:

      Am I doing the math right? I googled the conversion, and 1E = $1.14. So, 100E = $114 per month. So, if someone worked a full time job in France, 40 hours per week, 4 weeks per month, that’s 160 hours per month . $114/160 is $0.71 cents per hour? The minimum wage in France is 71 cents per hour? Surely that cannot be correct?

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    • sundance says:

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      • trialbytruth says:

        How long before the police turn and he calls for EU forces?

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        • cali says:

          @trialbytruth: There were the EU dispatched “Multinational Elite Paramilitary Unit” and recognized by their blue EU flag displayed on the many armored tanks/vehicles you saw on the streets in France spraying thousands of protesters with tear gas before the protests even began and continued throughout the protests. Streets were filled with tear gas.
          Flashbangs, rubber bullets and more were also used. These goons answered to the EU ergo the brutality displayed showed no loyalty to any French citizens.

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          • trialbytruth says:

            Tis a truley.vile.lot

            One has to wonder.how the local constables feel about this . Someone should be doing some.interviews ( I am thinking shadowed face disguised voice.) . When rebellions are put down with mercenaries, the bitter taste is there for generations.

            France.no longer has a legitimate government. The EU has shown it’s hand as a throwback to the third.reich. Europia is over Brussels will fall.soon.

            Do the German people have the stomach for.conquest again? This Is do not know

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      • Maquis says:

        Hmmm… I wonder how those French workers would respond to a Trump style tax cut? More take home pay, more business growth, more jobs, higher wages, spontaneous bonuses and intense competition for workers.

        Une bonne idée, non?

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        • tucker7518 says:

          Tres bien. Viva la Trump!

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        • Hereward the Woke says:

          Maquis, the problem is that several recent French presidents HAVE talked about market reforms, but the same thing happens. They make big campaign promises to de-regulate the economy, then they get in power and either lose interest and enjoy the perks (Sarkozy) or get hammered by the prehistoric French trade unions. Macron nearly lost his head trying to force through some laughably weak reforms of working hours and pay and conditions for France’s lazy, incompetent rail workers. Il n y’a plus d’espoir, as they say in France. There is no hope!

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Macron is a product of his culture, which is very bureaucratic. In short, he is an idiot and a predictable one at that.
      But…this was essential: this was the only way to possibly wean the French from their torpor and, well, let’s be honest — take the EU down a peg, or two, or a 28.
      Chain reaction time ahoy, grab some popcorn.

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    • wrd9 says:

      When I was in France a few years ago, we stayed at a rural chateau where the proprietor wanted cash for payment. More and more French are resorting to the black economy.

      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vive-la-black-market-one-in-three-french-people-say-they-have-earned-undeclared-income-this-year-8990862.html

      Several years ago, there were articles about the issues involving restaurants in Paris. Evidently, the social costs/taxes for labor have driven restauranteurs to hire illegals or paying workers in cash. The costs have also affected the food quality. Instead of the food being made in the restaurant kitchen, many (most?) Parisian restauranteurs buy entrees and desserts pre-made in factories. This has led to a movement to certify restaurants that do make their food from scratch. How far France has fallen!

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  6. emet says:

    Louis XIV: Call out the guard!
    Macron I: Call out the NATO!

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    • Jenny R. says:

      He cannot call out NATO, civil protests do not equal foreign incursion (besides, do really think the U.S., the primary force of NATO would help him? or would they hold in check any call for NATO charter to be invoked?) — possibly the EU, possibly the UN…and it will backfire tremendously.

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  7. Blind no longer says:

    Let the Nationalist Games begin! Thank you President Trump for leading the way!

    Liked by 7 people

  8. txjohn says:

    The boy-leader of France is trying to buy off the unions.
    Hoping the crocodile eats him last.

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  9. woodstuff says:

    How much does France pay for the Paris Climate Accord?

    How much does it cost to feed/house the Migrants?

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Deary me says:

    LOUIS XVI

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  11. 57 Alpha says:

    All I can say is that the Europeans kept their mouths shut while unelected bureaucrats ran their lives for decades. This was the future that our betters had planned for us: “Look at how cool, hip, smart, and green Europe is. America is stupid for not wanting to be like all them.”

    Europe is an object lesson to us, but unfortunately we’re possibly too far gone down the leftist road to stave off disaster ourselves. The left owns every culturally significant institution in this country and is damned if they’re going to let a bunch of ignorant yahoos from flyover country stop the juggernaut.Look at the laws passed in CA in the past two years: automatic mailing of absentee ballots that are then ‘harvested’ by Dem operatives (paid by billionaire donors), motor voter registration where citizenship is never verified, same day registration, provisional voting, allowing illegal aliens to vote in local elections, and allowing convicts to vote. There are now only 7 GOP congress people out of CA’s 53 districts. That is a future coming to the rest of the country.

    If Trump doesn’t destroy the Democrat party in the next year, the ask not for whom the European bell tolls, for it tolls for us.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      “Look at how cool, hip, smart, and green Europe is. America is stupid for not wanting to be like all them.”

      The honest euros will admit this.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Here’s the rub though, if California elections no longer reflect the will of the citizenry, then California is on the road to revolution like France is very soon. It won’t end well for the Dems unless they have force of arms, which they emphatically don’t have.

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  12. Vor Daj says:

    There have been times in America when a President has deployed military units against American civilians. Had Hillary been elected, I wonder how many she would have used against us by now and how many of us would have been killed.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. Ristvan says:

    Macron’s speech will not save him. No go Muslem zones, high unemployment, highest taxes in Europe, stupid energy policies (shut down nuclear and go to wind and solar)…
    And Merkel is so weakened she won’t be able to help save him.
    EU and Euro never made basic structural sense because there was no financial/governance union to support the political/monetray union. Unlike the US and its Constitution, which arose after the EU like Articles of Confederation failed.

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  14. bertdilbert says:

    The problem is not Macron. The problem is saving the French from the French.

    Liked by 6 people

    • woodstuff says:

      The French people have been on the teat of Socialism for so long they don’t know anything else.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jahealy says:

      Agree! Aren’t the French at the tippy-top of the European elitist food chain, turning their well-bred noses up at all things American, or am I misinformed?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jenny R. says:

        The French elite are definitely at the top of the food chain (socially at least — I would argue that the German elite actually call the shots).
        But the French people have been suffering for quite some time (many do not make even $2000 US a month…now, consider that with their cost of living/taxes…and this has been going on for the past 40 years, and has only gotten worse).

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  15. nimrodman says:

    Bonus, schmonus … I’m just glad to see the horses have eye shields

    Liked by 7 people

  16. Sentient says:

    How can anyone take the French seriously if they’re going to keep wearing those too-small suits that make them look like Pee Wee Herman?

    Liked by 6 people

  17. avi says:

    Screw the French.
    My Uncle was killed outside of Paris liberating them from the germans and saving them from the Russians
    they weren’t worth it.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Vor Daj says:

      Mademoiselle from Armentieres
      Parlez-vous
      She hasn’t been kissed for forty years,
      Hinky-dinky parlez-vous.

      Oh, Mademoiselle from Armentieres,
      Parlez-vous
      She got the palm and the croix de guerre,
      For washin’ soldiers’ underwear
      Hinky-dinky parlez-vous.

      Dick Blumenthal got the Croix de Guerre,
      Parlez-vous
      Dick Blumenthal got the Croix de Guerre,
      Parlez-vous
      The son-of-a-gun was never there!
      Hinky-dinky parlez-vous.

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    • Austin Holdout says:

      It’s like battered wife syndrome Avi. They got right back in bed with Socialists.

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      • Hereward the Woke says:

        The French still live in the massive shadow of 1789. That event defined their mode of governance ever since: the government controls every aspect of life and intervenes at every possible opportunity; the people take too the streets to make themselves heard.

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  18. Critical Mass says:

    La piste jaune s’adresse aux gilets jaunes.

    And it’s not a social and economic state of emergency – it;s a macronic emergency.

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  19. gingergal says:

    So Macaroni thinks more government is the solution here? He’s not getting it.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Robert Smith says:

    Oh, well. I hope too many people in France don’t get hurt but the EU won’t go quietly.

    Effects on EU trade talks with US?

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    • Dutchman says:

      IF they want to get it done, they better hurry, while there is still an EU to negotiate with!

      Posters on this site keep saying how we need to take to the streets, but THIS that we are seeing in France, possibly spreading to EU, is always how it happens.

      Its the paradox of the boil the frog scenario; boiling the frog scenario works, up until the frog realises its getting too hot.

      Then, they jump out of the pan. Now, if you just boil them one at a time, it might work to put a lid on the pan.

      But, when you’ve got tens or hundreds of thousands, putting a lid on it (suppresive violence) simply doesn’t work.

      It always takes a ‘triggering event’, but the triggering event is just the last straw.

      Sure seems like “Those who do not study their history, are doomed to repeat it!”

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      • Judith says:

        The election of President Donald John Trump was the “triggering event.” Now they can’t squander all our money on their socialist doctrines anymore.

        Maybe Soros and Hellary can share their sizable stashes with the little people they care so much about. To rescue the world from weather. Or something.

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  21. kea says:

    Question is will it work?

    Liked by 6 people

  22. kea says:

    Did he sign the UN migration pact?

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  23. TreeperInTraining says:

    I’m hearing Les Miserables’ “Do You Hear the People Sing” softly playing in the background while watching the French footage.

    Macron is quite lucky that the guillotine in no longer in vogue.

    Imho

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  24. John_in_IN says:

    A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have. – origin unknown.

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  25. Will we react the same way was the people of France?

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    • Judith says:

      “Will we react the same way as the people of France?”

      Worse, if they dare to attack our Constitution and the Republic for which it stands. Americans may be generous to a fault, but we ain’t that stupid!

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    • yucki says:

      Emperors: Beware the ferocious French

      Translator’s Note:
      This is an extract from the weekly TV show: “Le Samedi Politique”, presented by one of the most refreshing Faces (and minds) on French TV, Elise Blaise, on the most interesting TV station (because truly independant and viewer financed) TV Libertés.

      In this extract, Elise Blaise asks the reputed Criminologist, Xavier Raufer, if President Macron can possibly retake control faced with a very angry, yellow-vested French People.

      The program was broadcast in France on the 8. 12. 2018 and the link to the program is:
      https://www.tvlibertes.com/face-aux-g

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  26. Summer says:

    I would not be surprised if the the protesters accept the deal, unless they decide they might get even more handouts right before Christmas if they riot a little bit longer.

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  27. fedback says:

    Macron: ‘I heard the despair of the forgotten people’

    Where did he get that phrase from….

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  28. The Devilbat says:

    That speech was dog puke from a Marxist dog.

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  29. mr.piddles says:

    “When the same issues happened in Venezuela, Maduro followed a similar plan… things didn’t end well. Macron has already committed the full weight of his police and military to crush any uprising. Tenuous times in France.”

    Now, when you characterize the situation that way, it makes one think: “Holy crap! This is FRANCE we’re talking about?!?”

    Yes it is. Crazy.

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    • Judith says:

      It’s not French police. I believe Macron is hiding behind the EU Army. Big difference.

      The EU Army doesn’t care about busting French heads. It fights only for its Globalist Master.

      Unlike Americans, the French are unarmed and helpless against their tormentors. And this makes their struggle all the more compelling.

      There but for the grace of God..

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      • TreeperInTraining says:

        Exactly, Judith.

        I saw tanks rolling down the streets of Paris with EU emblems in them.

        At one time, this would have been seen as an invasion by a foreign army.

        Smh

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        • RAC says:

          It’s only a couple of generations distant I think the memory will last.

          A women of the French resistance movement who is a member of a patrol routing out Germans snipers still left in areas of Paris France on August 29 1944. (carrying a German Schmeisser submachinegun or MP40.)

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          • Former lurker says:

            I’m sure there were many brave members of the resistance, but it was only open like that when the allied armies were very, very close. Ghastly and severe retaliation by the Germans made any but the most covert resistance impossibly difficult, and they were ruthless in rooting out any who opposed them.

            My father was an infantryman in Uncle Sam’s army during WWII, and he told me his experience with the French resistance was somewhat less inspiring than the Hollywood version.

            They’d get the attention of the GI’s, point out where “Le Boche” were waiting, a service that was genuinely appreciated, but when they were told, “OK, let’s go get ’em” they always declined, explaining that they were not combat soldiers, merely citizens who had captured some weapons.

            They would reappear once the smoke started clearing and the dead and wounded were being dealt with, and demand custody of the German prisoners and German weapons.

            He said after the first couple of encounters, if they argued after the initial negative response, the next reply was with a rifle butt, and a warning that the other end would be immediately employed if they didn’t clear out.

            He said this always worked, and the surrendered Germans in question would be very grateful and cooperative after witnessing this.

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        • Judith says:

          Tanks! God help us!

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      • joebkonobi says:

        I agree, Macron is a puppet of the EU. The Grace of God gave us Trump. . .Thank God!

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      • swampratterrier says:

        I’m afraid the Yellow Vests must have hired GOPe RINOs as advisers…….

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      • Hereward the Woke says:

        I don’t think the EU army is a reality here. The EU is above all things incompetent and riven with dissension. Forget any input from the Eastern Europeans or the UK with its armed forces being slightly smaller than the local scout troop. The German armed forces currently consist of a one broken down tank, 5 broom handles and a dachshund in camo called Klaus. I don’t see it happening. However, France’s thuggish CRS special police are more than capable of filling the morgues.

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  30. Garry Smith says:

    It’s tough to carry on a debate with a dumb rock. If he was serious he would have dropped the Paris Accord climatic scam and shed the EU. Without those it’s nice sounding fluff but doesn’t carry any weight.

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  31. railer says:

    When Trump was elected, I made a prediction that Macron, Trudeau, May and Merkel would all be gone by the end of his first term. They’re all still there, but all are on shaky ground.

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  32. nimrodman says:

    But … but … (sputter) … but …

    With all these $100 raises and year-end-bonuses and postponing taxes …
    … how will Macron EVER pay for his “European Army”?

    You know – the one he says he needs to protect France from the United States?

    Inquiring minds want to know

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    • rheavolans says:

      Protect France from the United States?

      Did he actually say that?

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    • Maquis says:

      The one that was evidently already on the streets Saturday, with their EU flagged armoured vehicles? C’est un mystère!

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      • yucki says:

        What is EUGENDFOR?

        The European Gendarmerie Force (EUROGENDFOR) is a Multinational Police Force, born to participate to the stabilization of crisis and conflict areas outside the European Union, where it contributes to the protection of the population, the upgrade of Human Rights, and the reestablishment of the Rule of Law. Doing so, EUROGENDFOR’s objective is also to contribute to the European Union’s area of freedom, security, and justice by mitigating threats and risks such as international terrorism and organized crime.

        The European Gendarmerie Force is a multinational initiative made up of seven Member States – France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain – established by the Treaty of Velsen. It’s aim is to strengthen international crisis management capacities and to contribute to the development of the Common Security and Defense Policy, in accordance with Article 42.3 of the Treaty on the European Union (Treaty of Lisbon) which states that “Those Member States which together establish multinational forces may also make them available to the common security and defence policy”.

        http://www.eurogendfor.org/organisation/what-is-eurogendfor

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        • yucki says:

          May, 2016
          EU Police & Military Force Rehearses for Civil War in Germany

          Screened from public view in North Rhine-Westphalia, units of European police and military have carried out a major exercise in putting down unrest and civil war-like actions. It is especially the financing of this exercise by the EU Commission that has prompted questions. The suspicion arises that EU functionaries are in the process of developing a Europe-wide anti-insurgency troop directly answerable to them.…

          Formation of this EU troop, which outwardly appears to be a pure police unit, is disconcerting. Paramilitary forces are in the lead, which are directly responsible to the defense ministries, as are the Carabinieri of Italy, the Gendarmerie of France ad the Guardia Civil of Spain.…

          “Crisis reaction mechanism” is officialdom’s circumlocution for this militarization of the police. …EUROGENDFOR and EUPST, do not serve even at a rudimentary level for crime-fighting, but are solely for the purpose of putting down unrest up to and including civil war.…

          These paramilitary units from Brussels could even be put into service preventing unwelcome protests: putting a stop to Pegida walks in Dresden, securing electioneering appearances by Merkel and Maas, or foreclosing confrontation by militant leftist or rightist radicals. Any of these interventions is conceivable.…

          Waffen EUGENDFOR: The EU’s “Crisis Reaction Mechanism”
          https://gatesofvienna.net/2016/05/waffen-eugendfor-the-eus-crisis-reaction-mechanism/

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  33. MAGAbear says:

    Credit to Dan Bongino for coining the phrase “police state liberals”. A raging totalitarian resides inside every socialist.

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  34. The Boss says:

    At about the 24:15 mark the interpreter mentions that the French must have a “national dialog about immigration”. So why didn’t France reject outright today the UN Global Compact on Immigration until a national dialog is held?

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  35. sunnydaze says:

    More protests in Belgium planned for this week. Minister of Immigration was replaced today. Old Minister processed 15 people a day. New one says she’ll do 150/day?

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  36. teeheeman says:

    But Obama and Clinton told us we need to be more like the French!?! Like c’mon guys! Let’s put together a Blue Ribbon commission or something to solve this. Like geeez! Like, like, like c’mon man!! Please? Pretty please??

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  37. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Feeling sorry for mister macaroni?

    “A year and a half ago, he baited Trump, asking for a fight on climate change. And now he’s got one – with his own populace” ~ From linked article over at AmericanThinker today.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/macron_facing_a_crisis_that_he_created_by_baiting_trump.html

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  38. 196ski says:

    So essentially President Macron is attempting to purchase peace with the citizens of France by giving them “free stuff” that the French people in the end will never be able to pay for.

    If I was a French citizen, and thank goodness I am not, I would find this approach to real problems as infuriating. If I had not participated in the protests I certainly would now. Europeans have very little time left to wake up to the ruse of their politicians.

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  39. Donna in Oregon says:

    Right now the French word for ‘crumbs’ escapes me.

    Liked by 1 person

  40. Child of Morning says:

    I have a running argument with a fried. I postulate that the US debt will be dealt with in only one way. Default. Some day a politician will recognize that there are enough voters that have zero direct investment in US govt bonds and see no reason that they should slave away their lives to pay for the laziness and largess of their forebears. Debt servicing will become so crushing that a rational argument will be made that default will be a net benefit. My friend disagrees strongly, considers it too cataclysmic an event to ever be considered.

    Now it seems to be among the various demands of the yellow-vests. Touche’

    Didn’t see this one coming – time to buy some gold?

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  41. KWC says:

    Hey, Macron, what about the presidential emergency?

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  42. Earl & Pearl Tourist says:

    What country actually owns those military vehicles carrying EU logos? What language does the crews speak, being in France?
    I thought this concept was still on the drawing boards?
    What if they are really NATO funded?

    Liked by 3 people

    • palafox says:

      Yes, interesting indeed. They cant or won’t mee NATO obligation$, but can afford their own military?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Former lurker says:

      I’d wager, with nothing but my background with Uncle Sam’s military to back it up, that those were local French vehicles that are dedicated to the EU force should the EU decide to form up. Nobody without orders is going to take off the stickers, and nobody high enough up the food chain was smart enough to think that one through.

      The political risk of bringing foreign forces to France would outweigh any benefit unless the French army was in revolt, something that has happened from time to time, but I think it’s early for that.

      I think the folks around Macron are dumb enough to leave the EU decals on the gear, but not dumb enough to bring a bunch of, say, Germans to beat on French protesters in Paris. Yet.

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    • yucki says:

      EUGENDFOR
      European Gendarmerie Force
      http://www.eurogendfor.org/

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  43. Rex70 says:

    All of a sudden, Greece looks stable.

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  44. FTWPhil says:

    Marine Le Pen was not the leader they voted for, and she is not the leader they have.

    My American $.02.

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  45. ATheoK says:

    Macron is a truly ignorant ‘Equus asinus’.

    In New Orleans for Easter, the parades toss candy to the audience.

    Macron is trying the same tactic. Except ignorant Macron is assuming the protestors are those at the bottom of France’s financial spectrum. Not the middle class tax payers who can afford cars and those expensive yellow vests.

    Macron’s idiocy has pushed France’s government into a serious tailspin with the ground approaching fast.

    Citizens are probably cleaning up and sharpening the guillotines now.

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  46. Anonymous says:

    Bread, circuses and climate change… zilch about the actual beef:

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  47. RJones says:

    The funny thing is, if the French didn’t have to provide welfare benefits for the millions of immigrants in France, they’d 1/ have an amazingly better personal economic situation, 2/ be able to afford their 2% share of NATO, and 3/ have the ability to stroll through many neighborhoods where, today, they dare not go.

    The elite plan has always been to have the world’s poor come to the west, get free stuff at our expense while maintaining a high/mighty lifestyle for themselves, and then feel good about themselves for making the world better (at our expense). You know what? F that.

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    • Maquis says:

      The same day Macron was lecturing the citizens of France and dispensing cake crumbs, he had a functionary sign the Marrakech Migration Treaty in his place, committing France to great indebtedness on behalf of the shiftless hordes abroad and ever more soulless invaders to destroy and replace the pitiable citizenry of that elitist blighted land.

      You just can’t make this merde up!

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  48. Phil Free says:

    This is some bad stuff:

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