Wednesday, March 28, 2007

"Youth" riot

Yahoo! News Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing batons clashed Tuesday with bands of youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station, and officials said seven people were arrested.

Nowhere in the article do they identify the religion of the "youths". Wanta guess?
Officers and police dogs charged at groups of marauding youths, some of them wearing hoods, who mingled with commuters and travelers at the Gare du Nord — one of Paris' most important transport hubs.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHY DID DEB BAN SOME BLOGGERS FROM HER SIGHT? I HAVE GOTTEN COMPLAINTS FROM SOME PEOPLE. DOES SHE OWN THE INTERNET? OR IS THIS AN ERROR? I'M TALKING ABOUT THE ELEPHANT IN MY COFFEE SIGHT. PERPLEXED AND PERTURBED.

Anonymous said...

I KNOW OF AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRIED TO ENTER HER SITE AND WERE NOT ALLOWED TO POST. WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS OR WHO DOES HER GROUP THINK THEY ARE?

Don Singleton said...

My suggestion is you should ask her. It is her blog (or hers and Cat's).

Deb said...

The four people you are referring to are all trying to post from the same IP using different names.

Anonymous said...

THANKS FOR ANSWERING DON, YOU CAN TELL CAT AND THE OTHERS TO GO SCRATCH! AS FAR AS THEIR WEBSITE IS CONCERNED, I WILL SPREAD THE NEWS, THAT PERSONS WHO THEY THINK HAVE A QUESTIONABLE IP ARE NOT ALLOWED TO POST. ACTUALLY, ALL THE INFO THEY GET IS IN PRINT BY THE TIME IT GETS TO ELEPHANT IN MY COFFEE. IT IS OLD NEWS ANYWAY/OR THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL ISSUES THAT ARE OF NO USE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THERE ARE FAR BETTER SITES OUT THERE IN CYBERSPACE.

Anonymous said...

THESE PEOPLE KNOW EACH OTHER AND USE THE SAME COMPUTER. SO THEREFORE THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BLOG ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF CAT, GRETA AND OF COURSE DEB!

Anonymous said...

I am the daughter of one of the bloggers who was banned from Elephant in my Coffee. This was extremely rude on their part. I have tried to blog on that spot and I am banned, just because I have used the same computer? Are they so snotty and uppity that only people from their area, who they know personally can have some fun on a blogspot? Thanks for listening Don. You are a nice blogger.

Don Singleton said...

I don't know what you or your parents posted on their blog that caused them to block your IP.

I generally dont block people or delete posts unless they are terribly offensive.

Nothing you can say will affect how I feel about Deb and Cat, neither of whom I have met personally, but both of whom I respect.

Incidently AFAIK Greta is no longer blogging at EIMC, although she does have several other blogs.

If you have so much you feel must be said, why don't you open your own blog. It is very simple to do, and with a site like blogger.com it does not cost anything.

Anonymous said...

Don, there was nothing offensive posted, therefore, I don't understand the block from them. I have no idea what "set them off".
I have seen everything that was posted and to block an individual from posting is highly ridiculous.
From my point of view, they seem to be a stuck up bunch of unhappy people. Again, I am the daughter of one of the bloggers on that site we spoke about. Elephant in my Coffee is quite a hoax.

Anonymous said...

Don, just for your information, I am not a teen playing around on the computer. I am over 30 years old and an Administrator in a school district. My parents are highly educated people, who stumbled on THAT Elephant blog. We are insulted and quite frankly had enough of this blogging. You seem to be very nice, and highly intelligent. Thank you for listening.

Don Singleton said...

EIMC is not a hoax, and I don't know what it was that caused them to block your IP, but there are millions of other blogs out there, so I don't see what you are upset about.

Anonymous said...

I think we are entitled to freedom of speech in this country, why not freedom to blog anywhere. A concerned participant

Don Singleton said...

You have the freedom to blog. Go to http://www.blogger.com/home and click Create a blog.

Some bloggers permit comments and trackbacks. Some only allow comments, and some only allow trackbacks, and some don't allow either.

On blogs that allow comments, most bloggers reserve the right to delete comments they find offensive, or block comments from some individuals.

The same is true of trackbacks, and many bloggers delete trackbacks that do not link to them (reasonable, since that is the purpose of a trackback).

Cat said...

Dear Anonymous (brave, aren't you?), your comments here show that we made the right decision. If you are the concerned, well-meaning individual(s) you claim to be, please leave Don Singleton out of it. As he suggested, start your own blog and quit posting off topic rants on other people blogs.

Don Singleton said...

I suspect you may come back and say your first amendment rights are being blocked by Deb and Cat not letting you comment. But as I indicated, many bloggers do not allow comments at all.

Michelle Malkin allows trackbacks, but not comments, and Instapundit does not allow either.

Your first amendment rights are preserved by allowing you to start your own blog, and if you want you can make sure Cat and Deb cannot comment on it.

Your first amendment rights do not allow you to yell FIRE in a crowded theater.

You can go pretty well wherever you want in this country, but if you want to come into my house, you need my permission.

You have a right to swing your arms, but your right ends, where my nose begins.

I pretty much allow people to comment here unless they abuse others, but in the future if you say anything bad about Cat or Deb I will just delete your post. I am tired of this thread.

Anonymous said...

I am tired of this thread too, since you are so into Deb and the others. Of course, I would never punch anyone in the nose for no reason, and that is a poor analogy.
Anyway, I have better things to do than create a BLOG SITE. It is just comic relief. Goodby Don

Lizanne said...

THIS IS FOR CAT... YOU PEOPLE IN THE MIDWEST JUST DONT GET IT. BLOGGING IS JUST TO PASS THE TIME AND LAUGH. APPARENTLY YOU DONT HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR, OTHERWISE YOU WOULDN'T BLOCK PEOPLE. MY NAME IS LIZANNE O'ROURKE AND PROUD TO BE A NEW YORKER. AND BY THE WAY, IF I COULD GET ONTO YOUR WEBSITE I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU THIS.

Lizanne said...

I hope that you let Cat read my last post. I had enough.
Thank you Don. There have been no rants and raves from me.

pst314 said...

Well that was amusing. After such a goofy series of comments there's no doubt left that EIMC was right to ban somebody.