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Old 7 Nov 2018, 14:50 (Ref:3861639)   #2221
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Why not tax red meat, and white meat, sausages, pork pies, petrol, fags, booze, sex, historic racing, comics, forums, anything that people enjoy. Then we can spend millions of tax payers money on all sorts of benefits for the idle, 'disabled' (yeah!), immigrants, and all of the dossers of society. Then we can boast about our liberal, caring, multi cultural country, and be proud to be British.

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Old 7 Nov 2018, 16:19 (Ref:3861655)   #2222
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Citizens Bob and John, please note that in France not only shoes are already heavily taxed! Petrol, Bob, you can't imagine. I won't comment about sex and my translator suggest several meanings to "fags". Cigarettes may be?
If you make the addition of the pensions being targeted and the meat too, it makes sens. Yes it does. Old people can't go to the dentist, making impossible to chew any red meat See now?
Sea now, I just hope for the sailors they won't invent a new tax on the wind, because the boats are already taxed! Not mentioning historic racing…
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Old 7 Nov 2018, 16:50 (Ref:3861664)   #2223
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A tax on gammon would bring in £millions
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Old 7 Nov 2018, 18:48 (Ref:3861686)   #2224
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Ha, almost forget, we have to register our bicycles and engrave them now and they invented a new regulation for the electric trotinettes (which is a good thing imho).
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Old 7 Nov 2018, 19:43 (Ref:3861690)   #2225
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Ha, almost forget, we have to register our bicycles and engrave them now and they invented a new regulation for the electric trotinettes (which is a good thing imho).
Soon they will need tracking devices.

For security of course.

When they are stolen you wil not need to trouble the Gendarmes - you will be able to trace them yourself.

If they are abandoned by the thief it will be your responsibility to collect whatever is left within 24hours in order to avoid a fine for littering.
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You have to admire the ingenuity of those highly paid people who devise even more fiendish ways of extracting taxes from the hoi polloi.
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You have to admire the ingenuity of those highly paid people who devise even more fiendish ways of extracting taxes from the hoi polloi.
All of the "money" is theirs. They lend it to you by various means but feel a need to obscure how to take it back so that they can lend it to you again.

The apparently clever bit is all about how much they can present to as "justifiable" recovery for spending on things that apparently help us - the openly visible means of taxation that people generally accept grudgingly - versus the stuff they recover without people really noticing.

The visible stuff is then allegedly budgeted for Health, Education, Security, Infrastructure, Overseas aid and so on.

The obscured stuff is quietly stuffed away on projects like the absurd refurbishment of the Houses of Parliament, various large virtue signally projects, pet projects that the politicians hope will see their name go forward in future history and many, many more run-of-the-mill vanity projects that are tucked away from the public gaze.

The one things that gives a few of the world leader food for thought is that if they were to eliminate all the peasants at the bottom of the pyramid ... there would be nothing to keep the construction standing.

Which is why, in the western world, they keep doling out the "money" and then trawling it back in taxes. It creates a dependency - albeit it is a two way dependency.

The really clever bit is how you hide the extras and even get people to unwittingly pay again for things that you tell them are covered by the first snatch back whilst making them feel good about themselves for doing it.

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Off to Sandown Park in Melbourne this weekend (Fri Sat Sun) for the annual Sandown Historic meeting.
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Good spread of cars from the 1920s to the ‘80s... F5000 plenty of Historic Touring categories, all manner of Sports Cars and assorted open wheelers, even regularity. 50 actual events on Saturday and Sunday plus free practice Friday.

Bonus is that after a very wet week the weekend is forecast to be sunny!

Entry list: https://vhrr.com/Sandown-Event-Sched...-list-2018.pdf
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Off to Sandown Park in Melbourne this weekend (Fri Sat Sun) for the annual Sandown Historic meeting.

Bonus is that after a very wet week the weekend is forecast to be sunny!
Hope it goes well! Now preparing for night frosts, heavy rain, strong winds, possible snow and having to wear jeans instead of shorts......
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Ha, almost forget, we have to register our bicycles and engrave them now and they invented a new regulation for the electric trotinettes (which is a good thing imho).

Have you filled up with any free petrol:diesel yet, Gerard?
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Have you filled up with any free petrol:diesel yet, Gerard?
Free, wherzat John??? Please tell me!
I keep an old but good diesel 530 Bimmer to trail and, like you, bought a new daily gazoline car. I just had to convince My Lady that a Fiesta is almost as good as an Audi A1! And presumably more reliable… Less snobby.
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Free, wherzat John??? Please tell me!
I keep an old but good diesel 530 Bimmer to trail and, like you, bought a new daily gazoline car. I just had to convince My Lady that a Fiesta is almost as good as an Audi A1! And presumably more reliable… Less snobby.
I haven't checked for myself but somebody told me last night that for a couple of weeks Carrefour & Leclerc Hypermarkets are selling fuelat reduced prices - it was suggested they are only charging for the tax but I haven't got a hypermarket near me so can't say for sure.

I haven't bought a petrol car yet but I need to soon. My lady would be happy with a Fiesta as it's "only a car". I have got her identifying Alfa's now though. She was very amused when I exchanged waves with another 156 driver the other day. "You know him? she asked.
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I imagine she couldn't find a better teacher. Waving at others riders, I've always been. When I started to drive, only two types of drivers used to "blink", Panhard 24 CT and Amazon's. The 122 S was my first love. And if old love never rust, my Volvo did ! C'est la vie.
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I imagine she couldn't find a better teacher. Waving at others riders, I've always been. When I started to drive, only two types of drivers used to "blink", Panhard 24 CT and Amazon's. The 122 S was my first love. And if old love never rust, my Volvo did ! C'est la vie.
I have a friend in Norfolk who has two Amazon's.
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We had a woman in France, Brigitte Vincent, semi official Volvo. At the end of the Les Routes du Nord rallye, she declared to the press that the Amazon was the car nothing could stop not even its brakes! She was fired immediately and had to take a train to join Paris from Lille! Happy days, n'est ce pas?
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