Friday, January 1, 2010

Car-B-Ques In France.

Here in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State, my neighbors set off Fireworks, banged on pans and shouted "Happy New Year" at the top of their lungs to any and all that would here them at midnight. For the most part, it was good and fairly uneventful celebration.

Not so good elsewhere.

From Crispian Balmer at Reuters.

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.

"Youths." A curious euphemism. Something important is being left unsaid in that little article.

"move along, move along, nothing to see here, move along. . . ."


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