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Flagg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:48 AM
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French group says 'non' to New Year
NANTES, France, Jan 1, 2007 (AFP) -

Taking the French love to say "non" to a new extreme, some 600 people gathered in the western city of Nantes not to ring in the New Year, but to protest its arrival on Monday.
Lashed by rain, the organisers joked even the weather was against 2007, as they milled about under banners reading "No to 2007!" and "Now is better!"
"The world will come to understand that it must stop this mad course towards the future and we demand the governments of the world and the United Nations declare a moratorium to stop this December 31 the future," said one of the organisers.
The tension mounted as the minutes ticked away, but the arrival of midnight and 2007 did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm as they began to chant "No to 2008!".
Organisers vowed to resist pressure from watchmakers and calendar printers to hold the event for a third time on December 31, 2007 on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

http://www.ttc.org/200701010322.l013m1227769.htm
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:55 AM
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1. If it were only that easy...
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 08:56 AM by SemperEadem
However, "si nous attendons, nous aurons beaucoup plus", I always say.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:03 AM
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2. Jean Paul Sarte would be proud.
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dave_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:34 AM
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3. Magnifique!
"the arrival of midnight and 2007 did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm as they began to chant "No to 2008!" :rofl:

Only in France. Roll on 1778.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:46 AM
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4. fun. (nt)
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:16 AM
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5. They should had been here in 2001 when dimwad was sworn in
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:53 PM
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6. that's hysterical! -- i love it!
a moratorium on dec 31!

no to 08!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:09 PM
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7. This illustrates one reason why I love the French!
Food, wine & Lady Liberty are some others..
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:29 PM
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8. Oh, those contrary French!
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:53 PM
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9. They must be members of Front National
:evilgrin:
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:42 PM
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10. LOL! eom
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:48 PM
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11. That is fucking awesome.
I'm normally the last to agree with the French about, well, anything, but this is great!
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rcdean Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:38 PM
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12. Feche le vache!
2007's mother was a hamster and its father smelled of elderberries!
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:15 PM
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13. These people are seriously misguided.
The real enemy is MONDAY for fuxake!
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