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  • ross1948 15:58 on November 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: . Agnès Buzyn, , , French films, Nadine Grelet-Certenais, Smoking=public indecency   

    Will France Sink To Indonesian Film Censor Levels? 

    The French have a lot of sense, hence the inane scheme to censor smoking from films has been met with widespread derision and mockery….


    This latest imbecility is the brain (?)-child of Senator Nadine Grelet-Certenais…


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    You can almost tell Grelet-Cetenais is a sticky-beak kill-joy, just by taking a look at her!


    “Seventy percent of new French films have at least one person in the process of smoking,” said Grelet-Certenais.


    ONE smoker in a whole movie?

    Armageddon surely looms!


    But Macron’s Minister of Health is on the loony lady’s side!

    Agnès Buzyn agreed with the Senator…


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    “I do not understand the importance of smoking in French cinema,” said Buzyn adding that she would speak to France`s Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen about “denormalising the image of tobacco in society…”





    What’s happened  to that ‘diversity’ these pinko prigs usually champion?

    Now Madame Busybody Buzin has pledged “firm action,” but whether or not that means a total prohibition on ciggies being seen on the screen we don’t yet know.


    It’s bad enough here in Jakarta, where the other night I surfed across the Trans TV movie, some guy being tied to a chair by thugs, bashed and battered…


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    More or less irrelevant photo, but it’s nice, yeah?


    …but when they relented long enough to give him a fag (in the UK meaning, before anguished poofters get offended!) that horrific sight was obscured by the state censor’s opaque blob.

    However, I have railed in vain about Indonesian censorship of what we get to watch all too often…


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    Dimana Bokong2nya? – Where Are Our Buttocks

    …so let’s ponder what else might befall film-goers, if this ‘denormalisation’ jackboot ‘process’ escalates.


    According to the Local,  Gallic wit has been impressively deployed against the dimwit plan,with one perceptive citoyen remarking that =

    “So I guess it will also be banned in the movies to use drugs, to go beyond the speed limits, to cross outside the nails, and of course to kill.



    Crime films will take a hit. They are completely crazy.”

    Even The Local’s reporter shows unexpectedly anti-censorship humour.

    ….questions have been asked about whether it would be necessary to delve into the archives and remove the cigarette butts completely.



    • JazPen 18:27 on November 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I must agree with you, Ross. Indonesian censorship is very annoying.
      Its a real shame if France of all place gives up on freedom the way that witchy woman senator wants.. .


    • Mort 19:37 on November 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      In the USA there’s hardly any censorship in the movie industry now, thanks to court rulings that equate obscenity with creativity.Of course there’s the unofficial censorship that makes patriotic movies a rarity, but that’s something else.

      It’s indicative of how sick Western society is that a film that glorifies pedophilia like Fifty Shades of Grey


      can get rave reviews and these nincompoop politicians are worried about a hero or villain ( or even an extra playing a passer-by!) just enjoying a cigarette.


    • Jim in Jakarta 19:59 on November 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Great photos!
      The narrow minded censorship in Indonesia is just as embarrassing and childish as you say, Ross..
      It’s hard to think that France could go down the same road.
      Too many kill-joys, as you so rightly call them.


      • Jacko 22:53 on November 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, Jim. The photos of the political women are god-awful but the other two, the smoking hot girl and the one in the shorts, fantastici!


    • Smokey The Bear 20:28 on November 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      We smokers are always made out by governments to be the bad guys but they love our taxes..


    • Nicky Gavain 20:44 on November 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      They make movies featuring queers and criminals and all kinds of other off-putting subjects and these stupid women want a ban on the cast having an occasional cigarette?

      Are they mentally sound?


    • Santi 12:11 on November 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Stupid idea. Cinema must show real life, so are there not smokers in France?
      I think yes there are.

      In Indonesia here we are not allowed to see the film Noah, because extremist do not like it, and many other crazy censorship actions. You often tell about this like the film Q and other films that jihadist forbid.
      I hope France will not go that way.


    • Astuti 14:01 on November 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yes. Indonesia will go worse than France. We are already not allowed to see film like Noah, because Islamic intolerance.


  • ross1948 22:35 on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , IslamoNazi raids, Mandar, , , silly curtains, Smoking=public indecency, , , ,   

    Islamist Intolerance Rules, In ‘Moderate’ Police State! 

    Well now!

    Even Amnesty agrees with me on this!

    They have condemned the imprisonment of a man in Tunisia for smoking a cigarette in public during the dawn-to-dusk Muslim fast.



    I’ve been smoking all over town here in Jakarta, a 90% Muslim city, and not noticed that anybody looks askance. My lunches are still taken at my warteg, though it has its ‘holy’ curtains up out front.

    Big Mackistan? Ramadhan Lock-Out at McD Sarinah?

    I find this month wearisome, partly from reading snippets of of news from outside Jakarta.. 

    Bigot Goon-Squad Bullies Vendor – Decent Indonesians Open Hearts AND Wallets!

    …where sectarian bullying can be the work of IslamoNazi thugs…

    …or may well be enshrined in local regulations – like in Mandar, where dozens of people were harassed and detained  by cops, local militia and religious leaders and community leaders, last week.


    the local government has written to every food stall and beverage owner so that during Ramadan do not operate during the day in honor of Muslims who are running fast. But still many stalls reported residents remain open as usual….“All the food stalls that remain operational during the day during Ramadan will be disciplined, “said H Ummar S, head of Wonomulyo.

    That’s a Javanese community, in West Sulawesi Province, not in Java at all, it exists due to trans-island migration, some people having evidently carried their bigotry with them,

    Jakarta also has some bizarre regulations, and my partying opportunities are lessened. There are those silly curtains to hide non-fasters from fasters, to avoid testing the latter’s spiritual commitment, but life goes on.

    Not so in Tunisia.

    A crack-pot bigot court there sentenced the man to one month in jail for “public indecency”.

    Tunisia, we keep getting told, is a ‘moderate’ Islamic country, but after this hogwash we’ll need to take that with a large pinch of salt.

    Not to say there aren’t decent Muslims there, because dozens protested on Sunday in the capital, Tunis, for the right to eat and drink in public during Ramadan.



    But the nut-job verdict was hardly a one-off, because the BBC also tells us that a fortnight ago, four men were sentenced to one month in prison after eating in public.

    Thanks to Amnesty, for advising us that in fact there is no legal basis for the sectarian persecution – there are no laws in mainly Muslim Tunisia requiring individuals to fast or barring them from eating or smoking publicly during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan…

    Tunisian smoker jailed for not fasting during Ramadan

    In other words, the state can spuriously claim to be civilised and open because there’s no relevant statute, but the reality is that the benighted courts just make it up as they go along to hammer anyone who steps out of line…


    ….shoddy drivel like a ‘public decency’ charge to lend a threadbare legitimacy to their backward bullying Islamist intolerance.

    Ramadhan just has a few days to run. It’s meant to be a time of contemplation, not a bad idea, indeed.

    I’m simply contemplating which is worse.

    The Tunisian hypocrisy way, or the West Sulawesi way, with its Dark Age diktat.

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    I’m still wondering.

    Why can’t these crude kill-joys just live and let live?


    • Adele 03:15 on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Your final sentence, that question why the killjoys can’t stick to their religious practices and not keep trying to shove them down our throat, that is what all those whiners about Islamophobia need to answer, because we don’t force them to eat wile they’re fasting so why do they feel this burning need to force us to fast just because they sre.
      I think that phrase about how it’s our duty to ‘honor’ their fasting so obnoxious because it’s not our duty at all. Who are they to tel us our duty?


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