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    I suspect the level of strong feeling against marriage equality is less in France than here.  But the threshold for getting out into the street about whatever it is you care about is much lower.  
    In 2009 I was in a small town in Burgundy.  Out for a walk one evening, we saw people obviously all heading in the same direction, so we followed to see what was up.  We got a a large parking area, where about 3,000 or so people had gathered - in a town of 20,000, mond you.  (It was a demonstration against Sarkozy's cuts in pensions.)  I walked up to someone and asked what we going on.  His response: "It's a demonstration - we do that a lot in France"

    "Wouldn't you rather vote for what you want and not get it than vote for what you don't want - and get it?" Eugene Debs. "Le courage, c'est de chercher la verite et de la dire" Jean Jaures

    by Chico David RN on Tue May 21, 2013 at 02:16:50 PM PDT

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