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2003-10-20 Europe
French strike over cigarette prices
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Posted by tu3031 2003-10-20 4:22:08 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6467 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 planned price rises

this is sort of like.... communism!!
Posted by Rafael 2003-10-20 4:41:46 PM||   2003-10-20 4:41:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#2  Love government spin-actual increase 50%,Health Minister talks of benefits of 25% increase.Guess we know fallback position if opposition gets too much.

Since French police are famous for being uncorruptable,wonder how worried northern police are now they know they will soon be offered massive bribes to look other way when the cig.trucks roll south.
Posted by Stephen 2003-10-20 4:42:52 PM||   2003-10-20 4:42:52 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Stephen

French police is not famous for being uncorruptable
(cf Casablanca "I am a poor corrupt government
employee). French gendarmes are the uncorruptible
people not police.
Posted by JFM  2003-10-20 5:05:00 PM||   2003-10-20 5:05:00 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 I really, really get disgusted with government-sponsored social engineering. Studies have been totally unable to determine if changing the price of cigarettes here in the US has had any effect on whether people continue to smoke or not. All it does is increase the irritation level people feel toward their government. Yes, it COULD lead to something - look at what the Stamp Act did in the US some 250 years ago. Can the government guarantee what the result will be? Not on your (or THEIR) life.

Personally, I've found that juggling live hand grenades is NOT conducive to a long and happy life.
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-10-20 6:20:27 PM|| []  2003-10-20 6:20:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#5  JFM,
I was being sarcastic about uncorruptable French police.
Posted by Stephen 2003-10-20 6:24:12 PM||   2003-10-20 6:24:12 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Time to get into the French black market? Hmmm...

Let's see...North Carolina to Holland...
Posted by mojo  2003-10-20 9:47:56 PM||   2003-10-20 9:47:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 You'll save money if you send it by the shipload, Mojo. It's cheaper than flying Air-France.
Posted by Charles  2003-10-20 10:55:14 PM||   2003-10-20 10:55:14 PM|| Front Page Top

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