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[–] neodevi 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I went to Paris back in 2010 or so... and hated it. I was harassed and had multiple robberies attempted on me (people in my pockets, etc.). I was also attacked by an old foreign woman--but her swing was weak.

If Marine Le Pen wins, I will give it a second chance. She makes me feel hope.

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[–] 8BigMacNMuhDietCoke 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I had a similar experience. Went to Paris and was shocked how dirty everything was. Crazy loud Africans screaming mumbo jumbo in the streets, one of them being arrested and paraded through the airport by an army of cops while yelling nonsense. Subway was filthy, biggest rats I've ever seen. I did not feel safe. I'm of European descent but this did not feel like Europe. Even the vendors were hawkish preying on tourists, not friendly at all. When I told my liberal friends it was not what I expected they turned on me, how dare I criticize their magical land of art and culture. Edit: this was around 2010 as well, I can't imagine what a cesspool its become now.

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[–] neodevi 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I had those false "Ratatouille" images in my head when I went... brick sidewalks, cafes everywhere, sunbeams coloring the streets...

Yeah, that was a hunk of BS. Even knowing French, I could tell a lot of people weren't speaking French. The migrants at the tourist landmarks would try to push any little plastic knick knack on you for 8+ euros. Others would just try to pickpocket you. Native and non-native men alike would constantly follow me around and comment on my butt (I ended up having to confront a couple packs with some serious fire to get them to back off). Saw a homeless man beat and then bite a dog that was walking by. Dog poop and urine everywhere. The smell, flavor, and sight of smog everywhere. Cars running you down if you dared miss the end of the walk light (fair enough I guess--it was my fault).

I literally felt like I was touring my imagined Communist Russia. Gray everywhere. Nobody smiling. Nothing to do. Always feeling trapped.

I was so happy to leave.

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[–] hotairmakespopcorn 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

France has been a sewer for decades. Their tourist dollars survive on the propagation of the romanticized myth.

There are people who see the world as it is, like you, and then there are delusional lefties.

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[–] Mr_Sir 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was there in 2010 as well. It was gross.

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[–] greyhunter4 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I went in 2000 or so and it had a bunch of people trying to get as much money from tourists as possible. Also keep your wallet in your front pocket. No migrant problem though and I never felt physically unsafe.

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[–] Tancred 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A handful of years earlier you would've had a good time.

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[–] basedputin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

the us propaganda machine and the industrial military complex doesn't care though. they make russia the bad guy all the time. soros sponsored terrorists are in power of ukraine. it's the only reason they keep vilifying russia.

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[–] Pwning4Ever 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

The left thinks Russia wants war. They are insane. Russia knows they would lose.

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[–] greyhunter4 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The left seems to keep pushing the idea of a war with Russia that no one wants. I thought it was just in the USA. Shocked to here it talked about in France.

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[–] Wedhro 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I can't speak for other countries, but here in Italy the MSM propaganda (half of which is directly controlled by the government) is almost identical to the american one: Trump is a fascist loon backed by the KGB, "migrants" needs to be saved, nationalism is racism, who doesn't agree is a "populist", and so on.

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[–] Throwahoymatie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Russia wouldn't necessarily lose. They have more nukes and a great missile system. They'd probably take out Israel in the process.

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[–] Lag-wagon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well... Then... Umm... When do we start?

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[–] NonsenseAbounds 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I keep seeing this word "based," what's it mean?

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[–] DietCokehead1 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Means solid, woke, strong, wise to the bullshit. Based, as-in a solid base.

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[–] NonsenseAbounds 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

ah ok. Something like red-pilled. Thanks!

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[–] twee 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Most emotional non-answer that I've ever heard to date.

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