1956 Mostly peaceful city hall burning in Bordeaux, France (twitter.com) posted 66 days ago by Ponzo 66 days ago by Ponzo +1958 / -2 216 comments share 216 comments share save hide report block hide replies
Nobody who paid a shit ton into social fucking security should have to work until 70 years old to get some of it back.
As someone who is paying into Social Security and will likely not see any of it I would just like to be reimbursed for what I have paid and to invest it
Shit, I’d be content if they just stopped stealing it so I had 10-15 years to do get any gains. I fully expect every cent withheld throughout my entire career will amount to zero benefit to me.
Glad I’ve planned and saved for my retirement with zero expectation of receiving SS.
But can’t you just be happy that your SS contributions went to pay for someone who was so obese, they have to use one of those electric scooters to shop for more food? 😡
Hey, if someone’s got to eat over processed garbage and soy, better them than me lol.
I eat shit.
Username checks out
Call me when the French Guillotines are brought out. T'was a time the French knew what to do.
I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast!
You eat shit for breakfast?!?
It probably went to Mexicans and violent black supremacists, if we’re really honest with ourselves.
Lil' Rascal. The scooter for the fit impaired
If I was president, here is what I would like to get passed. If you paid into it and want out you can pull it out. Can't do it all at once but I would like to see people to opt out into paying into it too if they want. Choice people, choice
No federal programs. If states want to implement it, let them.
that would stop dem and rintards from having an unending supply of grift money!!
In order to have a retirement, we have to literally pay for 2 retirements.
Hell, I've been paying into it for 21 years, and I'd be willing to go with not putting any more into it.
An "opt out" option would be nice. I can't imagine a scenario where that would play out, though.
Perhaps if the SS fund wasn't used as a piggy bank for government spending that has nothing to do with the concept of the "safety net"... Still unlikely.
We can dream though.
I attempted to opt out years ago. I still have the rejection letter. It basically said that no one can quit the program.
You can quit. You just have to be homeless and unemployed. They catch you making any undeclared income and it's prison labor for you.
Or I can join a parallel economy. Commodities are still easy to trade. The state already wants me to suffer, I'm not going to do it voluntarily.
I suppose you could possibly thread a loophole of getting just enough cash for some of your commodities to pay property tax while staying under the income filing limit. State sales tax could still be a problem depending on the state. Even doing everything right the taxman only needs to make one wrong assumption or "honest mistake" to ruin you with tax liens and legal bills. They'd certainly prefer a cautionary tale to a success story.
You can thank LBJ for that. He saw all that money sitting there and decided he could fund his social programs with it.
No, they’ll never let you opt out- that’s not how pyramid schemes work. It’s a giant pyramid scheme that the government would put anyone else in prison for attempting.
Hence the "we can dream, though" statement at the end.
You mean buy precious metals right?
Anything that is a solvent form of currency
Oh you’ll see it
All nominal promises will be honored
He’s your $2000
A car is $356,000
Social Security needs to end. It's a ponzi scheme the government uses to keep you poorer when you're younger and then dangles over your head as you get older so you vote the way you're supposed to.
Yet another doozy FDR fucked over the nation with.
The 2 presidents who got us into World Wars both were hell bent on controlling the people.
Wilson with his massive tax increases and first time personal taxes were implemented and he decreased tariffs in order to tax citizens. Then he started the Federal Reserve.
FDR just was a white crippled Obama who wanted to make sure people had NO power at all.
Biden is alot like Wilson. Trying to break the economy and having his wife run things for him while hes a drooling idiot when hes not medicated
FDR wanted it to be invested in the stock market to help business. Congress was to terrified of it at the time. And FDR really didn't give a shit, it was at the time just something to throw out in front of voters to say they are doing something about seniors in poverty.
He was a fascist. Like Wilson, "a chicken in every pot" - bribes to bring the poor to his side.
It was never about helping people. Once you make enough money, they stop taxing you on it! The whole program is a charade.
Stole precious metals from the American citizens too. Evil bastard commie
Executive Order 6102 inspired Hitler to do the same. Just went a little further with it...
He was a Closet Commie
Then why didn't he prosecute any of the hardcore fascists who plotted a coup against him? Look up the Business Plot.
He worked with Mussolini and praised his leadership style and policies. Both Germany and Italy got almost all their policies from Wilson and FDR. FDR protected Nazis running camps after military liberation in North Africa. Said he didn't want the Jews to get out and start voting again. Those are facts from his presidential library and the Congressional record.
Fascism and communism were both backed by American progressives. They're just different experiments in evil statism.
Bickering over the color of his uniform doesn't change the fact he was a leftist tyrant.
Tell that to all the ignorant single mothers who’ve saved absolutely nothing for retirement and expect other Social Security or their children to take care of them. Must be nice to blow all your money and have someone else pay for all your shit in old age.
The brain dead pedophile mbas running it see a simple formula "more warm bodies = more money to steal" so they import the 3rd world not realizing it doesn't work that way
But who's going to pay for all the Africans and Arabs who never paid into the system and want welfare and pensions, too?
That's what it's going to end up being. You can collect if you aren't White. You don't have to pay in if you aren't White.
Y. T. will!
Privatize it. Let people manage their funds as they see fit. When they run out tough shit.
You know they won’t do that cuz they like to play with that money and hope to kill us off before we realized we’ve been robbed.
No one should be forced to pay for programs such as social security.
Time for another crusade
Is this Antifa? They love fire.
Nah, otherwise the burning pit of it he'll be dunked in along with his commie dupes wouldnt be a punishment.
Maybe they think it’s a cathedral.
No I think this is just the "find out" stage of the French government fucking around.
I'm past caring about decorum or rule of law when governments clearly don't and happily let their footsoldiers get away with defying it at will. Kill 'em all.
I guess the 30 year retirement on the government dime math doesn't work out.
It does if you work for the government.
Those a$$holes have their retirements fully guaranteed.
That’s definitely a sore point here too. If you work for the French railway for example, you can retire at 50. 50! Even office workers. Absolutely insane.
In the US, I consider every gov't employee to be a lifetime welfare recipient.
They produce almost nothing of value, yet get paid by the taxpayers for their whole career and retirement. That's 7 decades of handouts.
This was never supposed to happen, but that's why almost all gov't employees vote Democrat; they know they'll always protect their Praetorian Guard.
Same here, they massively vote socialist/communist. It’s in their interest obviously.
Frankly I find it harder and harder to relate to my country. There is no actual right wing here, all political parties are statist, and I have never met a compatriot that wanted LESS government. The right here is just fiscally moderate socialists. And don’t get me started on the Catholic Church, my priest is selling us on climate change and diversity at mass, can you believe it?
Sadly, I can believe it. The churches, many of them, are part of the machine.
We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us to wake people up to what the Leviathan really is doing to all of us.
This country isn’t worth saving. Just make as much money as you can, get a passport or two and just be an ex-pat.
Wonder what will happen to that guarantee when the corporation folds?
A. I don't buy into the US Corporation theory, but we can discuss that another time.
B. But when the inevitable system collapse happens, you'll see those pensions handled like a municipal bankruptcy is supposed to be handled and there will be haircuts.
This shit keeps happening, but then Macron keeps getting re-elected. What is wrong with France?
Same thing that's wrong with the rest of the West. Fake elections, duh.
I thought in Europe they had some form of election integrity. Don’t they use actual ballots that are hand counted?
It's not fake elections, even Le Pen didn't contest its legitimacy. French elections are super secure.
It's just decades of brainwashing the people to vote against their interests.
People didn't vote for Macron once
Why do they "vote" against their own interest but riot in favor of them?
Something doesnt add up if brainwashing is the cause in the case of the french.
The same way Biden did it.
I guess so!
He's only been re-elected once and that was because there was no convincing opponent
Sorry for the cnn link but why was Le Pen not convincing?
She did pretty well overall. Could have been a contender...
Basically, she is dumb as a rock, a career politician, clearly controlled opposition, and an avowed statist. There is no comparison to Trump, at all. It’s like comparing a gold bar to a golden plastic toy.
Appreciate the feedback.
Because Zemmour was far better.
You think a WEF stooge isn’t going to get re-elected even if there was a viable choice?
Non White voters.
Maybe instead of raising the retirement age, the French could have look into how much social services all their Rapeugees were sucking out of the economy
You make a valid point. People need to pay money into the system if they expect to get money out, even if the money comes via a different channel.
It was the mechanism Trump used for the "Mexico is going to pay for the wall" via a threat to levy high tariffs on International Remittances.
Well, they do cost a lot. But on the other hand, (actual) French people don’t make babies, so without the Muslim influx our social security would have been bankrupt 2 decades ago.
It's because they are using the wrong holes.
Well, not exactly. French demographics have been declining since the 1750s. France was by far the most populated European country at that time (about 30M), and people started having less babies to build some wealth. The revolutions and wars did not help of course, but the rising feminism of the 20th century completely nuked births from orbit. So we started importing people, and now France is about 20 to 30% African (racial statistics are forbidden but it’s visually about 50% of classrooms, so…).
And now the big cities entirely operate with African labour (all construction workers, deliveries, sanitation, education, child services, essential services, most of police, etc.). I’m obviously against immigration, that’s how I got interested in Trump back in 2016. But the fact is, without it, France would not run right now. And since they make poor workers overall, quality is degrading quickly, so I expect most infrastructure will crumble over the next 20 years. The complex stuff, like nuclear reactors, we already cannot maintain anymore. The rest will follow.
That last comment about the nuclear reactors... I think that will be the undoing of western society. Schooling is becoming mediocre for Westerners even at the highest levels (big focus on feelings/diversity etc) and a lot of technical work (my experience is in backend infrastructure ranging from telecommunications to oil and transport) is being contracted out and built by, quite bluntly, incompetents.
Anyway, I wonder when we will reach the point that our complex and critical infrastructure cannot be supported by our knowledge base anymore, and we will begin the long decline into massive shortages, outages, brownouts, blackouts etc.
Maybe we are already there?
I've pondered a similar scenario, but never considered outright attrition (due to declining quality of education) as a contributing factor...
Damn, that's a tough one.
I'm ancient, went to technical college way back in the1960's as required by my apprenticeship for the theory side of my chosen trade . Five years of day release (college one day per week) and the qualification I received required a higher standard than a modern bachelor's degree would.
You are both right in that the quality has declined considerably to the detriment of society.
Wake me up when they start dragging out politicians. Anything else is masturbation for tiktok clout.
I think this is a good start. People are risking jailtime with acts like these. $10 says they're smeared as terrorists on left wing French media.
They won’t because it’s a left wing movement.
So was occupy wall street and they destroyed that with everything they had.
No doubt. I personally don't want physical harm to anyone through mob justice. It's just that the more I see these acts occur, the more they appear like marionetts on strings.
These people have been protesting for years. You can keep sleeping.
Imagine if the governments were doing what the people wanted.
Truly is clown world.
Who had "The French have more balls than the Americans." on their 2023 bingo card?
My dad has been saying for years (like pre-Obama) that the populist revolution will start in France (because of all the sandmonkeys there).
What are they so mad about again? Besides being French?
They raised the retirement age by 2 years. Up to 66 years old I think.
The retirement system is screwed up because people working today pay for people that are retired. But with an aging population that's not sustainable.
Governments have been trying to reform the system for 30 years or so but every time people go on strike and the government backtracks.
In France, people expect the government to fix everything but they never want to give up anything for it...
Seems to work a lot better for them than it does here.
The increased pressure from citizens seems to keep them fairly honest.
I don't think people understand the scope of these protests. This isn't a bunch of thugs burning down target after stealing TVs and shoes.
The electric unions are cutting power. Flight's are being delayed and canceled. Strikes at depots and fuel refineries are causing fuel shortages. They're targeting the critical infrastructure needed to force Marcon's hand.
Maybe, just maybe, they bust out the old g'tine.
Theyll replace it woth a mosque
Built in 1784, as the palace of the Archbishop this building survived the French Revolution and numerous wars to be assaulted by what looks like allain snakbar thugs. I hope they were able to save it.
Now this exactly explains why it is being burned at this time.
Attack on democracy!!
Nah this is a peaceful protest
now do guillotines.
Looked at my last SSN statement.
If I work until sixty five I get a check monthly for $X.
If I go out i'm disability right now my monthly check is $500 MORE than if I work SEVERAL more years until 65.
Now you see exactly why those on disability are growing and growing and growing. The entire system is literally rigged against those showing up for work.
raised their version of Social Security by 2 years.
no, the bldg... did its natural gas pipeline get sabotaged or what
It looks like people just stacked a shit load of wood and stuff in the front gate entrance and lit it.
It doesn't look like much is burning, except maybe the paint on the big iron doors.
The thing burning is just a gate entrance in front of the Bordeaux City Hall. That thing is built like a fort, it seems.
I wonder why government officials in guillotine land build their offices like a fort?
It looks like it could have been even pre-revolutionary times. Even before the French Revolution they would have the occasional local peasent revolt that would get squashed.
It could have even been a palace of some local nobility who wanted some added projection.
Look at all of the castles in Germany and other parts of Europe. That's how the few really rich people lived.
It’s time for guillotines.
I can't tell from this video, are they really French or are they the Arab/Muslim invaders? Last time the "French" were doing this the videos showed a bunch of brown people.
Maybe the Muslims have finally adapted French culture...
They don't adapted, they infiltrate lol
Globohomos gonna start using lead bullets.
In America the fbi would be kicking down doors of anyone whose phone pinged the closest cell tower that day
Its what keeps us in line
Eventually, we need to stop fearing death.
Especially death by obese faggots.
Ridiculous! Why burn down 100+ year old national monuments and priceless artifacts when the politicians causing the pain have houses, and friends and family with houses? Burning down government buildings does absolutely nothing.
This is french culture. Every 10 years or so, they burn a bunch of stuff in protest. It's what makes the cheese and wine so great.
Isn't this pretty much an everyday thing in France?
I think one of the most amazing things about this site is you will see something, think "there is no way that is real", go searching for it online only to find out "Yep, the French are absolutely burning down a portion of a 250 year old building
The French, or the Muslims?
Is that Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris standing in the front?
This is fine
It’s not invasion. It’s replacement.
I don't see why they are burning such a nice building. The building isn't the problem - it's the people inside the building who are the problem.
Remember when the armed insurrectionists literally burnt down the capital with their tracer bullets?
NOTICE who is not reporting about France. There are protests all over the EU too. Not a peep from your favorite news purveyors and pundits. Stop being abused.
I'm not used to seeing a protest, a fire and NO LOOTING.
Nothing left to loot, Macron stole it all.
Fire is for pussies. Real men use guillotines.