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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: France propose tax smartphones/tablets to protect Frenchism Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22522491
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The French government is considering introducing a 1% tax on the sale of smartphones and tablets to help fund French film, music and images.

The proposal estimates some 86m euros (£73m) could be raised per year.

The bid is based on France's so-called "cultural exception" policy, which aims to protect culture from market forces and foreign competition.


The french idea is too weak to stand on its own it needs state funding.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, at least they're not taking large chunks out of every transaction you make and what you earn.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: France propose tax smartphones/tablets to protect French Reply with quote

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protect culture


Mime artists ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do mimes protest?
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
How do mimes protest?


Annoyingly.
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:wink:
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The French government should invite all arseholes from Hollywood to Cannes and then throw them into the French Foreign Legion. Would make a great French movie.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The French protecting Frenchism seems much like the popular effort to prevent the natural extinction of the panda. The panda is awfully cute.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What ever became of that effort to develop a programming language based on French rather than the superior English?
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Marley wrote:
What ever became of that effort to develop a programming language based on French rather than the superior English?


It surrendered to the English.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Marley wrote:
What ever became of that effort to develop a programming language based on French rather than the superior English?


maginot++ ?
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Darth Marley wrote:
What ever became of that effort to develop a programming language based on French rather than the superior English?


It surrendered to the English.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Marley wrote:
What ever became of that effort to develop a programming language based on French rather than the superior English?
It got lost in the translation.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: France propose tax smartphones/tablets to protect French Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22522491
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The French government is considering introducing a 1% tax on the sale of smartphones and tablets to help fund French film, music and images.

The proposal estimates some 86m euros (£73m) could be raised per year.

The bid is based on France's so-called "cultural exception" policy, which aims to protect culture from market forces and foreign competition.


The french idea is too weak to stand on its own it needs state funding.

1/ This initiative is stupid,
2/ The article you quote is st^H^Hnot documented,
3/ Your contribution is st^H^Hnot clever.

a/ There is a law in French economy : (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principe_d'universalité_budgétaire) The government is not allowed to dedicate the product of whatever tax to a particular expense
=> Whoever (this possibly including French politicians) says / writes that the product of whatever tax is going to be used to fund whatever project / initiative / set of those... lies !

b/ I am just an ignorant in cinematography so I won't tell in this matter, however, whoever takes just 5 minutes to discover who is conducting the most renown French orchestras, whoever
wants to know which artists will be performing what in the most renown oncoming festivals can state that, in matter of culture, the French definitely do not look for protection against foreign contributions.

On a side note, I was reading an English paper (can't remember which one) the day following Sir Collin Davis' death. One could read something like: if there is one debt the French get towards Collin, it is : Berlioz!
And I 110% agree! The best Berlioz' recordings I own are conducted by Sir Collin Davis.

I make no doubt that french football fans are chauvinist.
But... I doubt that we take them into account when speaking of our "Cultural exception"
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Marley wrote:
What ever became of that effort to develop a programming language based on French rather than the superior English?


The complier could cope with the profusion of exclamation marks.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bogamol wrote:
Darth Marley wrote:
What ever became of that effort to develop a programming language based on French rather than the superior English?


maginot++ ?

:lol: :lol: <-- (2nd lol added after thinking about it longer)

MIME (Mime Is Maybe Ecmascript): multi-paradigm programming language comprised entirely of bewildering, grandiose, somewhat disturbing gestures. Interpreted to JavaScript, although not repeatably, as interpretation is subjective.

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The bid is based on France's so-called "cultural exception" policy, which aims to protect culture from market forces and foreign competition.

This sounds very Maoist.
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