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The vitriol, hatred and insults sent in his pm's were much worse than what he posted openly. Won't miss him I can tell ya
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Old 28.05.2014, 11:20
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Old 28.05.2014, 11:44
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The vitriol, hatred and insults sent in his pm's were much worse than what he posted openly. Won't miss him I can tell ya
Does sound very similar to Sophisticat then, although he didn't seem to go round groaning every active post of his adversary like she did.
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It's also worth observing that as a conservative Christian Englishman, I have far more in common with a Pakistani or Indian, both of whom are likely to know how to make a proper cup of tea, than any garlic-munching, lamb-incinerating, atheistic European.

Maybe you've heard of the Commonwealth? It means something to us Brits. I wouldn't expect a foreigner to understand, though.

Being half French, I've heard the garlic joke countless times while growing up and living in the U.K.. 10 years ago, it was not said in a (too) nasty way, but now it is feeding the tadpoles of the Farage Xenophobic pool. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, DB, putting it to a form of sarcastic humour, as I would not want you for one second to think that (even a half) French person is devoid of any form of humour. Place it on the race level, a black person might shrug off the "can't see you at night, mate" humour for a while, but after a while, it becomes very tiresome and eventually scary when the tone becomes a lot more aggressive.

And I make a bloody good cup of tea (must be my British side!)
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Old 28.05.2014, 18:45
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I have far more in common with a Pakistani or Indian, both of whom are likely to know how to make a proper cup of tea, than any garlic-munching, lamb-incinerating, atheistic European.
That's only because tea doesn't go well with grilled garlic-rosmarin lamb rack on a sunday barbecue.
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Old 28.05.2014, 20:33
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Re: Theoretical UKIP win impact on expats in CH?

what's the issue with garlic....apparently people from southern England eat more garlic per head than the French.
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Could it be thatr DB is NOT from the South
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Old 28.05.2014, 20:59
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what's the issue with garlic....apparently people from southern England eat more garlic per head than the French.
Thanks to the curry house maybe?
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That's only because tea doesn't go well with grilled garlic-rosmarin lamb rack on a sunday barbecue.
No, but watching my mother in law, it goes well with lamb and mint sauce!
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Old 28.05.2014, 21:39
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No, but watching my mother in law, it goes well with lamb and mint sauce!
I've always wanted to try to boil a piece of lamb in tea (EDIT: probably best with a leg). Just for the fun of it. maybe with some Kümmel/cumin and Nelken/girofle. One should be able to make a butter sauce (monter la sauce au beurre) with that. Have it slow cooked (mijoté) for a while. Winterdish idea.
I'll keep the mint for the mojito.

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Old 28.05.2014, 22:04
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No, but watching my mother in law, it goes well with lamb and mint sauce!
That's a happy memory - my grandparents always drank coffee WITH their meal. (Midwest equivalent of Italian-style watered-down wine?)
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Old 28.05.2014, 22:08
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(Midwest equivalent of Italian-style watered-down wine?)
I'm scared.
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Old 28.05.2014, 22:29
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I'm scared.
You'll be fine, as long as your mojito isn't enhanced with extra H2O
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Old 28.05.2014, 23:50
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You knew it was about Marseille without even accessing the link? Impressive.



God, I love that woman.


In the economic sense at least, the accuracy of "center" or "far-right" descriptor is doubtful. Her economic policies are further to the "left" than many of you would like to admit.
I mean, a protectionist-statist-regulatory and welfare-oriented governmental system, there's NOTHING "right" about that!


Riiiiiight...200.000 immigrants per year is just a slogan.


Let's be clear here. Parties like FN or UKIP target mass non-European immigration, mainly from islamic Africa and Middle-East.
And they're right to do so. Cultural homogeneity is essential for a healthy democracy.


If those 200.000 immigrants were Swedes, Norwegians, Americans, Brits, Austrians (Conchita Wurst, YAY), Italians etc. her discourse on immigration would probably be a lot more toned down.
>> Marseillle was just a rough guess
>> yes, that she changed her party in regard to economic ideas from far-right as under her father towards the centre, without making it too obvious, was a masterpiece
>> 200'000 in a country 10-times as large as Switzerland is the equivalent of 20'000 in Switzerland. It is MANY, but NOT masses
>> And are wrong in this respect. That Marine Le Pen no longer rides on the anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, anti-MiddleEastern horse is one of the reasons of her success. She for example got the votes of the many fairly right-wing positioned people of Arab origin in France
>> Cultural homog.... is not worse a lot. And irrelevant for democracy. Switzerland and the USA, in spite of the many differences between the two sister republics, had their success clearly without
>> In Switzerland, rightwing anti-immigration folks in the 1960ies centered their ""argument" against Italians, then in the 1970ies shifted to Turks and Arabs, and in the 1990ies against the "Yugos" and later against the Tamils
>> To say that the "discourse about immigration" was "toned down" when the attacked were Italians is the understatement of the millenia. Nothing could be further from the truth
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Old 28.05.2014, 23:58
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This post made my stomach turn and my blood boil.
Multiculturalism is an abomination and needs to be scrapped and consigned to the dustbin of failed leftist social experiments.
Both Cameron, Merkel and Sarkozy admited this fact.
You live in a bubble. One of these days, the bubble will explode right in your face.
Multiculturalism has not failed, but people had to see that it means work
None of the three "admitted" what you say
All three however explained that it is not easy

And just a side-note, three persons are NOT "both"
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Old 01.06.2014, 23:28
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No, its a comparison between two sets of propoganda which have a common theme. If you changed the logos and the colours, they could actually still work.

Lets not try to claim it isnt a fair comparison because of a technicality, when its actually a very fair comparison.
It's not at all a technicality.

SVP have never used pictures like that in an election campaign. They normally just stick a totally unimaginative mugshot of their candidate on the billboard and hope for the best.

The minarets and burkas and red rats and all the rest of it were calculated and targeted bait on very specific campaigns. I believe some of the hot headed and not always well thought out reactions from people who took offense ultimately won the SVP more votes than the original poster did. The SVP is capable of speaking in a different tone when it takes its mind to it.

UKIP isn't capable of that. Their campaign was not a calculated move but a random firing off of all the arguments they got.
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Old 02.06.2014, 11:47
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Don't start me on school exchanges with France! A French family refused a British-Asian student, TOP of the class in French, on the ground that they wanted a "real English" partner for their daughter! Never had this problem with German exchanges.
This just shows how meaningless anecdotal evidence is. I'm sorry that that girl ran into such bigoted types, but I wouldn't call that typically French. Back in my school days I spent three years in a French lycee in Germany. French schools abroad are something the French educational ministry takes seriously. They only get the best teachers, the best facilities and are far more flush in money than the sister schools back in the home country. Those schools are ambassadors for France and French values and culture and the moment you walk in you can't ignore it. Only the best is good enough. In other words, to be even considered for a teaching position there you have to be a top performer with glowing recommendations. It also helps to have political connections. Well, the headmaster of this school was from Senegal. And I don't mean a second or third generation Senegalese who was 100% French and just happened to have dark skin. He had studied at a no name Senegalese university before coming to the sorbonne on a scholarship. He was in many ways a real Senegalese. Yes, he was obviously from a priveledged background and was the real gentleman in everything he did or said. Always ready to give people another chance and wouldn't jump to conclusions on circumstantial evidence and never once lost his temper. So he was obviously the right choice for the job. But the fact that the French would select such a man to lead such a high profile institution representing France would suggest that discrimination isn't rife everywhere.
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Now the more I think about it- the more he reminds me of another poster- it was a while back- but I think I've got it. Was he not banned for life?
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