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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 11:50 PM
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A view of the French opinion re: the signing of the HC law
I try to stay in touch with the thoughts in other countries. But since I only speak French and English, I am limited to reading (on the web) newspaper articles from France, Belgium, and Britain.

Here is an interesting comment from a blogger in the newspaper "Le Monde."

I will post it in French first, then translate it to the best of my ability.

Christine Moran
23.03.10 | 17h50
C'est une petite victoire. Le combat venir c'est de convaincre les Amricains de la classe moyenne de cesser de se har les uns les autres et de comprendre que avec la solidarit, l'tat c'est eux.Prendre en charge le faible, le malade, c'est cela tre humain. Le contraire est monstrueux


It is a small victory. The fight to come is to convince middle class Americams to stop hating each other and to understand that, with solidarity, THEY are the State. To take in charge the weak, the sick, that is being human. The contrary (not doing it) is monstruous.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 11:58 PM
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1. Great message from our French friend (and I've no doubt a flawless translation!)
"... convince middle class Americans to stop hating each other..." :sad:
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:00 AM
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2. I like that comment (and your ability is just fine). (nt)
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:15 AM
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3. Excellent!
Very true indeed.
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:16 AM
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4. That's a message we need to drive home
All these people who think that the government is somehow separate from them need to realize that we are the government.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:16 AM
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5. Check out: Watching America .com
http://watchingamerica.com/News /

Fantastic website that has current news from all over the world translated into English.
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Ysabel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:47 AM
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10. thanks for this link too... :)
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:53 AM
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15. Thank you for that link! I'll be visiting it often. n/t
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:03 AM
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17. Thank you so much for that link! It will make it so much easier to
read news from around the world that involve America!
Priceless link for what I'm concerned!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:16 AM
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6. I wondered about what other countries thought....
.... here we are, this great country, making such a BIG deal over what to them is commonplace.

They were already convinced that Barack Obama is one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known ... we're a bit slow on the uptake.
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Grand Taurean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:41 AM
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7. k/r
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:43 AM
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8. Sadly, this person misses the point
It's not just middle class Americans. The uber-wealthy and the poor who vote against their best interests are also forces of hate.

And there will never be solidarity, because these people hate the weak and the sick. It's monstrous because they are monsters.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:35 AM
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14. I think most of the uber-wealthy like Gates et al in fact vote Democratic
and not against their interests.

It is more the first tier wealth with assets less than $ 100 million that shoot themselves by voting Republican.
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Ysabel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:46 AM
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9. thanks / nt... :)
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:49 AM
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11. We have a long way to go.
Too many Americans are left behind with this bill.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:27 AM
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12. Ah but the contrary is plus necessaire pour l'Etat
Corporate!

For without the divisive middle class hating one another, the Corporate State would be immediately crippled, and over a short time would become so weak that an entirely new form of government would take place. This would be a government of moderates, of politicians who answered to the needs of the people, and not to the greeds (and payoffs) of the Upper One Percent.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:34 AM
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13. monstruous well they usually use the word barbaric
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:43 AM
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16. thanks for the insight
kick
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:12 PM
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18. This is so true
the biggest roadblock to changes like is that too many in this country are very selfish and shortsighted if I mine right now then screw you
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