Thursday, January 10, 2019

Speed Camera Takedown

The oppressed people of France have plenty to complain about, an out of touch globalist elite ruler, the highest taxation in the world, a pathetic 50 mph speed limit and over 3000 speed cameras to enforce it. But that was before daring yellow vest protesters decided to attack the hated engines of photographic oppression.

According to France's Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner, 60% of the country's 3200 speed cameras have been disabled or destroyed. Christophe railed against the destruction, calling the people who wrecked the cameras "imbeciles" and vowed "resolute action" by law enforcement.

Why the invective? Because the loathed speed cameras work as a much needed tax for the cash hungry French government. They raised 2 billion euros in fines in 2017 and were set to bring in even more this year. A handy income stream for the new world order globalists reigning over France from the Champs Elysees. After all, those immigrant votes don't come cheap.

Only problem being, the people think they're taxed enough already and decided to take down the electronic roadside racketeers. Just like the scorned "green tax" on fuel, it seems they aren't prepared to put up with yet another attempt by the government to grab their cash by means of a euphemism, in this case "road safety."  

Who can blame them. In the meanwhile, Macron's approval rating's at a dismal 18% and some 80,000 police and gendarmes will be on duty across France this weekend to crush dissent. We'll see how that goes.

And as an aside, England's got an awful lot of speed cameras. Imagine how that stealthy little ruse would play out in Texas.




Well Seasoned Fool said...

In the few places speed cameras exist they are mounted high on cross beams supporting traffic lights. Not a difficult shot with a pellet gun, so I've been told. Big surprise, the city to embrace them first, and deploy the most is Boulder.

LSP said...

WSF, looks like Boulder needs money like Mars needs women. Maybe there needs to be a WALL around Boulder so they can enjoy their workers paradise in peace.