Thursday, November 17, 2005

Latest news from France

This from the BBC:
(I've highlighted a few interesting parts)

Nationwide, 163 cars were burnt - almost down to the levels seen before the riots began last month.

National Police Chief Michel Gaudin said on Tuesday the decline showed France was "getting back to normal".

(Maybe 150 a night is normal in France?)

But Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin told parliament "we cannot accept that more than 200 cars burn each night".

Apparently as long as you burn less than a couple of hundred cars a night, it's OK!

I wonder if this is some sort of government program to generate new car sales for Citroen and Renault?

Could be, I suppose........


At Friday, November 18, 2005 1:19:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Mr. Proud to be French and anonymous raises an interesting point. Anyone have any idea how many cars are torched every night in the US, on the average?

I suspect that on a per capita basis, and maybe even on a total basis, we aren't nearly as good at burning cars as the French.

Anybody got any solid numbers on this?

......Mr. C.

At Saturday, November 19, 2005 2:40:00 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Of course, whatever those numbers may be will not negate the fact that France sucks.


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