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A Message from your Government




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Your government is the UK?

Or is that the EU or UN?

Cyril's picture

BUMP.

BUMP.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Cyril's picture

Truth hurts.

Truth hurts. First, it hurts. Then, it sets you free.

Really free, if you can take it.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

It sure is a shocking realization

When you find out this country is nowhere near as free as you were led to believe. The only way to pull oneself out of poverty is to break the law in most cases. Very sad indeed.

I figured it out when I was in Bahrain and was visiting a spice market. Paid all in cash, no set prices, no need to account inventory, no receipts unless requested.

Freedom.

Imagine an America like this.

Séamusín

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There are plenty of places like that in the U.S. if you get to know any of your neighbors. There are farmer's markets and flea markets*, and of course there is always craigslist. There are also many independent stores, and even a few pawn and hobby shops that are willing to cut all sorts of deals if one is willing to speak up (perhaps unsurprisingly, most people are not). Even some of the kiosks you see in malls are willing to negotiate 'set' prices.

Not sure where you're located, but I've lived all around the country and have never had a problem shopping the way you described.

EDIT: I should add that even flea market transactions can be taxed in some states, such as PA.

On topic: I like the pic. Billboard material.

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