CHILE TODAY HOT TAMALE

A mass protest was cut short in Santiago, Chile, after police dispersed activists with tear gas and water cannon. Thousands had gathered in the city center to urge newly-elected President Michelle Bachelet to push ahead with her reform program.

7 thoughts on “CHILE TODAY HOT TAMALE”

  1. Moar copfuks. Even in Chile. Cool. Kill them too.

    Is is pronounced like cold weather … Chilly? Or, like the potato chip … Chil Lay?

     
  2. President Michelle Bachelet is a borderline communist. Her father was a senior official in Salvador Allende’s government, which destroyed Chile’s growing and prosperous economy. In May 1975, Bachelet left Australia and later moved to East Germany, to an apartment assigned to her by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) government in Am Stern, Potsdam; her mother joined her a month later, living separately in Leipzig.

    None of our business what direction Chile’s government takes, but screw her. She’ll take Chile right back to the bad old days of Allende.

     
  3. Good to see you post, Frenchie. By the way, the French are the masters of protest. Those other folks could take lessons from y’all.

     
  4. llpoh, funny you should say that. Some months ago I was discussing with my French CEO the image of that country in the US, which should but generally does not include engineering.. He mentioned the obvious associations (wine and cheese) and I added union protests, with which he agreed.

     
  5. llpoh says:
    Good to see you post, Frenchie. By the way, the French are the masters of protest.

    Well,
    that’s the image we have. but to be honest, I wish there would be more protests today as there’s some very valuable reasons to go. in term of protest, we’ve been beaten long ago by Italians and Spanishs, and probably Greece and Portugal.
    in fact, it’s important to make the difference between protests and strikes.
    the strikes in France are much often created by those who can afford them, aka the government drones or cousins, or people with high nuisance potential. all with some privilege to defend:
    – air controlers
    – railways workers
    – school workers
    – administration
    – truck drivers
    – taxis
    This is a fact that there’s much tourists in France and that the odds are high that they may encounter some annoyance due to the categories above, and carry this image. strikers always wait the most pissing moment.
    protest are another subject.
    protest are most often for social matters by those who suffer the most, or that are pissed by new progressive liberal bullshit rammed down their throat. in the past, Frenchs were easy protesters and it had been proven that it can go postal in an eyeblink (9 killed by the police in a protest early 1962, and 5 dead in May 68), but today they are soft.
    there’s not more protests in france than elsewhere, but more focus of the media and more people likely to report the facts abroad.

    just be patient, French protesters will rise again…
    (I hope so)

     

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