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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:06 AM

2. Having a cash only business should not carry the death penalty

My wife and I both have credit/debit cards, but we hate them and use cash whenever we can.

We lived next door to a control freak state (East Germany, the "real existing socialism," as they put it), and they drowned in their obsession to know everything each citizen thought and did, and where they were at all times. These days, that can be done with computers that can follow every credit card transaction. I am reminded of that every time I get a call from the States within two minutes of of making a credit card purchase that "does not fit my normal pattern." Just who it is that determines what my "normal pattern" is, I have no idea, and cannot find out.

So, we prefer to use cash. It also gives us an immediate view of what we have, and what we don't. It shouldn't mean that we are easy prey for every pistol-wielding punk that thinks his arsenal gives him the right to treat us like his own personal ATM.

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