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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    What the topic of this thread yields for Marmie Dearest:

    *denounces liberal politics, marries upper-middle class SJ for financial security, and does charity work to assuage accompanying guilt*
    lol

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    It would be terribly complicated, think about e-mail providers whose servers reside in another nation, while the e-mailer resides in X nation; think about how e-mails are often used by people who travel around the world etc. you'd need a host of international treatises if you wanted to implement something similar.

    An easier idea (which I don't support, btw - what would be the rationale behind e-mail taxation?) would be to charge providers, which in turn would charge clients - this type of tax would be impossible to avoid. Given that the demand for each provider is relatively elastic, it would likely be paid in equal shares by the users and providers.

    Let's not even mention how, given the large amount of available substitutes, any type of budget which tries to consider total revenue would have to slash usage by 70-80 percent ex. it'd be easy to create a service which is e-mail alike but technically isn't and is thus not subject to the tax.
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    ya I really dont understand why one would want to privatize the internet. I mean the internet is prolly mankinds first shared invention that wasnt made out of a sole profit intrest of a few. And while microsoft developers earn their bucks working for microsoft at day, they programm opensource software at nights accessible for everyone. This is a thought that only works in the internet, so one doesnt even have to fear that our society would evolve back to communism.

    It does personally violate my honor as a computer nerd when I read people wanting to make money with my taste of freedom. Sorry ms mr.c
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcockburn View Post
    huh? Walk me down the bridge spanning your Ne leap, darlin...
    What's next? Paying taxes to use the toilet? Paying taxes to take a walk? To me this entire concept was such a horrifying mindfuck of invasive taxation that it causes me to (hypothetically) denounce my ethical code and resort to the training of my childhood.

    My Ne freaked out and ran all the way to Si.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    What's next? Paying taxes to use the toilet? Paying taxes to take a walk? To me this entire concept was such a horrifying mindfuck of invasive taxation that it causes me to (hypothetically) denounce my ethical code and resort to the training of my childhood.

    My Ne freaked out and ran all the way to Si.
    Do you want to marry me, I am from a middle-upper class SJ family and I have a car !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    Do you want to marry me, I am from a middle-upper class SJ family and I have a car !!
    Oooh a car!!!! *thinks*

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    Perhaps rather than being charged by the government, you would be charged by the person receiving the email?

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    If it is only about the amount of taxes you could create from it, then it would make more sense imho to get additional taxes somewhere else. Otherwise I don't understand at all what for you would want an E-Mail tax.

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    dear god. i'd just stop using email. so, i imagine, would everyone else.

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