cuz they’re WINNING!!!
Those who fail to do so risk a
penalty tax penaltyfine of 11 euros ($14) from November 1, 2012
…Others however welcome the measure, saying it would reduce drink driving.
[That's in addition to the a high-visibility safety vest and a warning triangle already required* in every car in Frants.] Nowhere can I find anything describing how or when these breathalyzers are required to be actually used. Odd that…
While the Frentch are getting new toys for their cars, things are a little more dismal in eSpain, where they are enjoying their EU-mandated six  weeks of annual vaykays — even if they get sick and are forced to take another one*. [except, yanno, the 25 percent of the Spanish labor force that is currently unemployed... and 21.8 percent of the population were living below the poverty line]
They harvested kilograms (pounds) of Swiss chards, apricots, tomatoes, carrots, bananas, medlars, half a pineapple, plus cabbages, cauliflowers, peppers, celery and cherry tomatoes. …by ferret[ing] through the waste bins of food shops on the hunt for discarded ingredients that are still good to eat.
…”Some days you can find a lot of really good stuff, on others almost nothing,” said 43-year-old Luis Tamayo, another founder of the “junk food” group.
No idea whether or not they know if the veggies “in good condition” were tossed because a passing dog wee’d on them….
The movement started off in the United States in the 1990s as “freeganism”. But it has taken on a new meaning in Spain, which is in a deepening recession and suffering a financial crisis.
…the law: shopkeepers are barred from donating out-of-date food and people who rummage through the bins in Madrid risk a 150-euro ($190) fine.
The French government is considering extending the television licence fee to include computer screen owners to boost revenues for public-sector broadcasting operations…
The licence fee – €125 [$157.75] in mainland France and €80 in its overseas territories – is used to finance public television and radio.
…President François Hollande’s Socialist government aims to raise an extra €7.5bn [$9.44bn] (£6bn) this year through tax rises
But only if you do not have a TV. Because they are watching TV on the InnarToobz. And we can’t have that!!!