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Old 9 February 2019, 18:47
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Something I read a long time ago, an looked it up I deleted parts of it but, I think it is what is happing now.

[B]"Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"
/B]


"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free food.

When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.

They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.

The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom.

They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity."

This is exactly what happening in America & Canada.

The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.



One should always remember two truths:
1. There is no such thing as a free lunch, and
2. You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government "help" is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America & Canada.

BUT God help us all when the gate slams shut!


A thought to remember, Marx said, "Remove one freedom per generation and
soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed."
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Old 11 February 2019, 20:30
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Shitlibs converging the primary credit processors so that anyone even remotely right of center can't effectively raise money anymore. It's hit Alex Jones and much of the "alt right" via patreon and indiegogo not giving the "wrong people" their legally acquired money, it'll progress to anyone on the right who's not a judas goat eventually. S/F....Ken M
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Old 11 February 2019, 22:32
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And in some places even cash will not fix this for you. This reminds me of a news article the other day where business are being forced to accept cash in some city.
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Old 11 February 2019, 22:39
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And in some places even cash will not fix this for you. This reminds me of a news article the other day where business are being forced to accept cash in some city.
Can you blame them. If your business takes a credit card they charge you a fee, for processing it Then they charge the person that used the Credit card a FEE, as interest on the amount.

They get you coming & Going.

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Old 11 February 2019, 22:39
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Shitlibs converging the primary credit processors so that anyone even remotely right of center can't effectively raise money anymore. It's hit Alex Jones and much of the "alt right" via patreon and indiegogo not giving the "wrong people" their legally acquired money, it'll progress to anyone on the right who's not a judas goat eventually. S/F....Ken M
I remember reading about needing to have a certain number in order to buy and sell anything. The idea sounded remarkably similar to the cash-less society that Denmark pioneered, but with highly partisan and punitive government control over the system. It was supposed to come to pass at some unknown point in the future. Maybe we're there? Now if only I could remember where I read about that ....
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Old 11 February 2019, 22:49
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There was talk of going to a cashless system at one time. That is one of the reasons that some organizations have direct deposit only. My son has worked for 3 places that if you do not have a bank account they set you up with a pseudo credit card and that is the only place they will deposit your check.
In that same article they were saying that it could not be forced because there are so many below a certain poverty level and can not qualify for a bank account.
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Old 11 February 2019, 23:06
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There was talk of going to a cashless system at one time. That is one of the reasons that some organizations have direct deposit only. My son has worked for 3 places that if you do not have a bank account they set you up with a pseudo credit card and that is the only place they will deposit your check.
In that same article they were saying that it could not be forced because there are so many below a certain poverty level and can not qualify for a bank account.
Very easy solution to that in the short term; have a bank run by the state/federal government. No fuss, no muss...and much more control and oversight of the peons. Oops, I mean, just think of all those poor people who were kept down by the dirty rotten Republican bankers who will finally achieve freeeeeeeedom and happiness!

It's been proposed repeatedly in Washington State and is, I think, back on the agenda for this legislative session.
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Old 11 February 2019, 23:16
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I don't know how many do not agree with a cashless system because of control of YOUR funds. It could also force you to a one currency system. Who would that best suit, you or the government? I have carried very little cash since I have had teenagers but there are times I prefer to use cash.
You also have the deal with the new chip cards that were supposed to make our lives so much more secure. They were being hacked a month after the drop dead date.
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Old 12 February 2019, 19:10
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Very easy solution to that in the short term; have a bank run by the state/federal government. No fuss, no muss...and much more control and oversight of the peons. Oops, I mean, just think of all those poor people who were kept down by the dirty rotten Republican bankers who will finally achieve freeeeeeeedom and happiness!

It's been proposed repeatedly in Washington State and is, I think, back on the agenda for this legislative session.
That's a really old idea, the one of the postal savings bank, where the post office serves as a sort of credit union. The Populist or People's party advocated that in the 1870s as a way of bypassing the strong eastern banks and the tight currency market of that period. Still pops up from time to time, but was largely dead by the 1920s IIRC
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I don't know how many do not agree with a cashless system because of control of YOUR funds. It could also force you to a one currency system. Who would that best suit, you or the government? I have carried very little cash since I have had teenagers but there are times I prefer to use cash.
You also have the deal with the new chip cards that were supposed to make our lives so much more secure. They were being hacked a month after the drop dead date.
I think a cashless system (or a system that is antithetical to cash) will come to pass in my lifetime. Kids today are oblivious to how cash works in an economic system, because electronic finances make everything simple. My generation will probably be the last to have had to learn things like balancing a checkbook, and getting a passbook updated for anything involving a savings account. Wait one more generation, and those who see cash based transactions as a way to do things will be a minority.
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Old 12 February 2019, 22:12
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I remember reading about needing to have a certain number in order to buy and sell anything. The idea sounded remarkably similar to the cash-less society that Denmark pioneered, but with highly partisan and punitive government control over the system. It was supposed to come to pass at some unknown point in the future. Maybe we're there? Now if only I could remember where I read about that ....
Sounds really familiar to me too...

I'm a cash & carry kind of guy. Last week, the lady in line in front of me at Wawa had her credit card denied, but cash always works.
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Old 12 February 2019, 23:03
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Sounds really familiar to me too...

I'm a cash & carry kind of guy. Last week, the lady in line in front of me at Wawa had her credit card denied, but cash always works.
I go to the Amish "walmart" around here outside of Cashton. It is a hoot and the young Amish gals are extremely friendly and HOT! My cash is always good there!
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Old 12 February 2019, 23:05
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I go to the Amish "walmart" around here outside of Cashton. It is a hoot and the young Amish gals are extremely friendly and HOT! My cash is always good there!
You just used “hot” and “Amish girls” in the same sentence.
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Old 13 February 2019, 02:20
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I go to the Amish "walmart" around here outside of Cashton. It is a hoot and the young Amish gals are extremely friendly and HOT! My cash is always good there!
One of my friend's mom sells lingerie, does private home sales. Her biggest customers are German Baptist and Amish ladies. They may dress all little house of the prairie style on the outside, but underneath they are living it up.

Sometimes, the more I see it and think it, the German Baptist and Amish - both with pretty large communities in my area - have the right idea. Separate from the world and living their lives simply and with faith, family, hard work.
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Sometimes, the more I see it and think it, the German Baptist and Amish - both with pretty large communities in my area - have the right idea. Separate from the world and living their lives simply and with faith, family, hard work.
Yeah, where's the fun in THAT......

I can see 'raiding' their communities for these hot women that schibbs speaks of but volunteering to live the rest of my life without electricity? No.
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Yeah, where's the fun in THAT......

I can see 'raiding' their communities for these hot women that schibbs speaks of but volunteering to live the rest of my life without electricity? No.
German Baptist and some old order Mennonites have electricity and drive cars. Nothing flashy. Usually darker colored pick up trucks or mini vans. But still retain traditional dress, men have the beards, small self sufficient communities. Amish no electrify.
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