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Comment: Re:Absolutely crucial (Score 1) 129

Which is why companies provide tax engines, that take on the complex calculations and that can be updated by the company providing the engine rather than the many thousands of retailers that use it.

It's not a single central database, it's one per vendor, and the tax jurisdictions don't update them, the vendors do, but otherwise it's the solution you're suggesting.

The downside of course is that those vendors want paying for this service...

Comment: Re:Absolutely crucial (Score 1) 129

Ok, could you list the tax rates and rules across a range of goods in each country within the European Economic Area please?

Oh, and provide an update ahead of any changes, so that I can assure I stay current?

Incidentally, while you're at it, could you build the business logic and rules into my website so that it correctly calculates that tax, and reports it in a compliant fashion to each relevant jurisdiction?

Would it be too much to ask that you make this a robust repeatable process, that it's invisible to customers, that it doesn't cost me anything to operate, that it's secure against fraud or tampering, and that it doesn't rely on external services that might be unavailable?

Is it so hard to implement the different tax rates for different countries?

Yes, it fucking is.

Comment: Re:NOT the same (Score 1) 801

by Cederic (#49347973) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

when it orders people to endorse/support homosexuality it IS ordering them to violate their religion

Baking a cake does not endorse homosexuality. It does not support homosexuality. It endorses the tastiness of cakes and supports giving people sweet yummy food.

Anyway, the religion is full of shit anyway and people should be fucking ashamed of believing in that crap.

Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 1) 801

by Cederic (#49346191) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

If I'm in a foreign country and can't make myself understood in a shop or restaurant, I'm not going to get upset when the proprietor suggests through non-violent physical cues that perhaps another establishment may better suit my needs.

Why would I expect the US to have a different approach?

Comment: Re:False equivalence (Score 1) 801

by Cederic (#49346057) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

Just get out of the closet and admit it - it's a choice to "be gay".

Stop being such a cunt.

I'm straight. I could choose to have sex with a man, there's a chance I could enjoy it, it might be nice. But I'm not attracted to men, I'm attracted to women.

That's not a choice, that's not something I made a conscious decision about. I make conscious decisions about whether to kiss someone, to hold them, to tie them up and tickle them with a furry cat toy.

So being straight isn't a lifestyle choice for me. Acting straight is. Why would being gay be any different?

Is that so hard to understand?

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.