Counterculture Con HQ

January 4, 2010

Why Didn’t We Think of This?

Light something on fire.

A bit late, I know.  Nondescript “yutes” light something on fire in Paris:

PARIS (Reuters) – Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year’s Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Car burnings are regular occurrences in poor suburbs that ring France’s big cities, but the arson is especially prevalent during New Year’s Eve revelry.

The number of vehicles torched was only 10 short of the record 1,147 burned this time last year, even though the Interior Ministry mobilized 45,000 police during the night — 10,000 more than 12 months ago.

It said police detained 549 people overnight, compared with 288 in 2009 New Year celebrations. However, unlike in previous years, there were no direct clashes between police and youths. “The few disturbances that did take place were brought swiftly under control,” the ministry said in a statement.

I’m convinced this is a new style of “cash for clunkers”, Euro style.   Park your car in a muslim ghetto so they can torch it, then collect the insurance.  Voila!  Cash for your clunker.  We should emulate the Europeans!  They are so civilized.

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