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I went to a Farmers Market last week. Which, aside from being a wonderfully enjoyable local experience was also fantastic because I only used cash, even though many of the merchants took cards. It was so awesome! I was like, "Suck this, Feds!"
You can only by marijuana in killafornia with cash, legally. Because the feds consider it a drug....
Did I misspell buy, oh God I haven't even burned anything yet today.
Woopsie Betsy ross
This would be wonderful on a t-shirt!
I was in Chicago recently, in the city to cheer a family member running the marathon. Went in to a Jimmy John’s to grab a quick lunch. Went right back out when they wouldn’t take cash.
My adult kids (ages 25-29) think I’m nuts, but I don’t care.
Saw this just now after having breakfast in a diner where we paid with cash!
Beautifully illustrated in all senses of "illustrate".
Yes , freedom from using devices . Thanks for the reminder Anne with your fun yet expressive cartoon .
Great one today! Be sure to pay with cash.
I'm using it for everything locally these days.
Not only should we protect cash, we should bring back silver coins by WEIGHT and not by bullshit "dollars".
The British Pound used to mean a pound of pure silver. Silver worked well as money for thousands of years. The very name of money in many languages is the word for silver, as in French "argent".
The powers that be hate silver because they can't just print more of it. Silver protects you from them! They don't want you protected, with inflation-proof savings in real silver metal. They want you weak and obedient to their printing press.
Absolutely, always... cash has cachet! For my pop-up jewelry store I always encourage people to pay with cash and of course always slip in a conversation about the dangers of TBTWB trying to eliminate cash whilst I’m at it 😉
Definitely. even though cash is printed by the same criminals, it is far better than anything digital. we will need to make our own cash and yes I know many are doing that. the issue is with what backs the cash or what are the guarantees?
At any time your tendered cash is refused, you can take the goods that were proffered and leave. This because the commerce system is all about contracts. when goods are offered (for sale) the 'fair consideration' part of the contract is satisfied when your offer legal tender. If the merchant refuses that offered contract completion, he/she is in breach of the commercial code, or Law Merchant.
Where we live small businesses charge an extra 3-4% for using a card. Larger purchases we can write a check for. We try and use cash most of the time, and always leave tips in cash.
My only problem is that my credit union gives me $9.00 a month for using my CU debit card. I plan on going to the next annual meeting and inquiring about tracking. (It's a real CU and not a bank masquerading as a CU.)
Thanks, Anne. I'm doing similar stuff, though I'm a writer... Sonnet about CBDBs: https://clownworldshakespeare.substack.com/p/sonnet-mind-your-poor-ears-its-but
Not much of an artist, but I'm trying:
Keep up the good work. I'll be back...