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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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My son could drive my car at 4. (OK, so he needed a lap to sit on, but I'm sure he would have improvised with a cushion.)
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Old 29.05.2018, 14:03
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

Meanwhile:

"The father lived on the sixth-floor of the building in northern Paris, the building's concierge told BFMTV.

The boy had already fallen two storeys before somehow managing to grab hold of the fourth-floor balcony, according to this version of events."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44287494

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Old 29.05.2018, 14:17
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Meanwhile:

"The father lived on the sixth-floor of the building in northern Paris, the building's concierge told BFMTV.

The boy had already fallen two storeys before somehow managing to grab hold of the fourth-floor balcony, according to this version of events."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44287494

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<<the boy's father had delayed going home to play Pokemon Go>>

oops, Pilatus1 pointed that out already.

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Old 29.05.2018, 14:35
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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Meanwhile:

"The father lived on the sixth-floor of the building in northern Paris, the building's concierge told BFMTV.

The boy had already fallen two storeys before somehow managing to grab hold of the fourth-floor balcony, according to this version of events."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44287494

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An extraordinary courage, humanity and...physical abilities. He's in France since 2013, according to the article, so maybe giving him the French citizenship is not such a rushed thing. Sometimes good things happen to good people...? (running for cover now)
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Old 29.05.2018, 15:03
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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"After doing the shopping, the boy's father had delayed going home to play Pokemon Go, prosecutors said."




Back to the Malian Spiderman - Macron says that in addition to French citizenship, he will be given a job as a firemen, which corresponds to his skills...

Wait a minute - his skills? He's certainly brave, but is scaling building exteriors really what firemen do? Eligibility for a paid job as a fireman in France requires minimum of 3 years volunteer firefighting service:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_services_in_France

I guess it's great feel-good PR for Macron...
I support rewarding heroes, it encourages others to be heroic.
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Old 29.05.2018, 15:08
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I support rewarding heroes, it encourages others to be heroic.
I agree - but also with punishing as strictly as possible those who break the law to discourage the same.
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Old 29.05.2018, 15:08
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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He's in France since 2013
Umm, no, 2014 earliest.

He left home in 2013, spent a year in Libya, and arrived in Italy in 2014.

It doesn't say when he arrived in France.

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Old 29.05.2018, 15:16
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

Interesting to learn that the president can single-handedly confer French citizenship.

I wonder if there are other situations where the president could put that right to good use. Could he stop or maybe delay the execution of death row inmates in the US by making them French for example? Could he have made Donald Trump ineliegible to run for POTUS by making him French?
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Interesting to learn that the president can single-handedly confer French citizenship.

I wonder if there are other situations where the president could put that right to good use. Could he stop or maybe delay the execution of death row inmates in the US by making them French for example? Could he have made Donald Trump ineliegible to run for POTUS by making him French?
Maybe he could make Meghan Markle French so that she can get out of paying US taxes on her royal unearned income?

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Interesting to learn that the president can single-handedly confer French citizenship.

I wonder if there are other situations where the president could put that right to good use. Could he stop or maybe delay the execution of death row inmates in the US by making them French for example? Could he have made Donald Trump ineliegible to run for POTUS by making him French?
Got a delightful vision of Macron sitting late at night, next to the fireplace, swirling a brandy in his hand thinking, "Oh my god, if I make Trump a Frenchman he's out of the White House! Just for the laugh, let's put him on blue watch of the Paris pompiers, too. Muhahahaha!"

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Old 29.05.2018, 15:29
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Interesting to learn that the president can single-handedly confer French citizenship.

I wonder if there are other situations where the president could put that right to good use. Could he stop or maybe delay the execution of death row inmates in the US by making them French for example? Could he have made Donald Trump ineliegible to run for POTUS by making him French?
Imagine Trump tweeting in French?
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world...ce-shot-terror

3 Killed in Liege in Belgium by a guy who according to witnesses shouted Allahu Akbar, the guy was released yesterday for a temporarily leave from prison, according to news he radicalised in the prison but was not on the radar of the intelligence services.

Possible link to another murder in On which happened last night, according to the news he robbed a jeweller and after this killed his "mate"

Still fresh and news is ongoing.
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So it's Ok for you to generalise individual cases and blow them out of proportion but not for others.

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Old 29.05.2018, 16:14
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Umm, no, 2014 earliest.

He left home in 2013, spent a year in Libya, and arrived in Italy in 2014.

It doesn't say when he arrived in France.

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You're right, I have read it again more carefully. Maybe he's not there for a long time, but the boy (man) proved himself and more. :-)
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Old 29.05.2018, 16:37
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I wonder if there are other situations where the president could put that right to good use. Could he stop or maybe delay the execution of death row inmates in the US by making them French for example? Could he have made Donald Trump ineliegible to run for POTUS by making him French?
Yeah for sure, he can probably even make Putin, Erdogan and Kim Jong French (obviously at the same time stripping them of their birth nationalities) and thus remove them from power forever.

It's like a new superhero... Captain Citizenship.
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Old 29.05.2018, 16:37
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Imagine Trump tweeting in French?
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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3 Killed in Liege in Belgium by a guy who according to witnesses shouted Allahu Akbar, the guy was released yesterday for a temporarily leave from prison, according to news he radicalised in the prison but was not on the radar of the intelligence services.

Possible link to another murder in On which happened last night, according to the news he robbed a jeweller and after this killed his "mate"

Still fresh and news is ongoing.
It's some home grown Belgian scrote who was apparently "radicalised" in prison.
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Old 29.05.2018, 16:39
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You're right, I have read it again more carefully. Maybe he's not there for a long time, but the boy (man) proved himself and more. :-)
Somehow I doubt that anywhere on the application process with French immigration, one needs to prove that they can scale a 4 story building.

edit: just saw this article, describing Macron's ability to make people French:



Mamoudou Gassama: Balcony rescue highlights French immigration row

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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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So it's Ok for you to generalise individual cases and blow them out of proportion but not for others.

Figures.
Off topic but I really wonder:
Why do you - and you do that a lot - take the names out of the quotes?
Is that on purpose or a mistake?

It's really not helping. If it's a mistake, could you change it? If it's on purpose, could you think about changing your mind maybe?
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Somehow I doubt that anywhere on the application process with French immigration, one needs to prove that they can scale a 4 story building.

edit: just saw this article, describing Macron's ability to make people French:



Mamoudou Gassama: Balcony rescue highlights French immigration row
I tend to believe that this is one of those (few) exceptional cases, and I suppose he is acting within the legal limitations of his function.
In my opinion, Macron wants to promote the image of a France of generosity and solidarity.. I personally don't see anything wrong with that.

The article is written by a British journalist and I sensed some bias against the French there...
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