We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Heh. Everytime I hear about Yet another French Riot, I think about this demotivator poster: "http://despair.com/effort.html"
I bought that as the framed postcard size several years back when the client I was consulting for had issue with getting anything done in their French I.T. group.... It became so bad, they moved all the applications at the French shop to other countries, sold the building and folded up shop in France. They felt having to pay the migration costs and the salary for a year to all the laid off workers was a small price to pay for the increased efficiency and work output from the move.... and they have had zero issues since with the application I was associated with ....
I'm not privy to the ROI numbers, but from my low spot in the hierarchy, not having to fight to get someone in during their off hours (or do anything for that matter) has made a big difference in their operation.
And speaking of those rioters.. I wonder how many are "youth" rioters of non specified origins?