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Always use cash from now on, not credit cards


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2021 Sep 4, 4:36pm   51,544 views  405 comments

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Drove to a restaurant today with my wife and was first of all creeped out to find that they knew my name from my phone number, which I had to give to get on the wait list. They said they use a centralized database of many restaurants for that.

They have a window where you can order a beer while you are waiting. So I ordered a beer and they refused to take cash.

OK, I wanted the beer, so I paid with a credit card. Then the total had an extra $1.50 on it. I asked about that and was told that I added a tip. I specifically did not add a tip because I was pissed that they don't take cash.

I got the manager and made him remove the tip.

We are rapidly approaching the CCP utopia of complete tracking of all citizens at all times.

Lesson: call ahead and make sure a restaurant will take cash. If they will not, don't go there.

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269   Patrick   2023 Jun 20, 1:34pm  

stereotomy says


When you have completely demoralized and brainwashed a population, the only thing that will break some, possibly enough, of them out of it is the human survival instinct. So many are indeed cattle, and nothing will help them. They will place their necks on the chopping block willingly.


I've read a plausible argument that the Chinese were selected to be genetically more meek and passive because the emperor had every violent criminal executed for something like 3,000 years. All the men with big balls were removed from the population.

Not that violent criminals are a good thing, but the same testosterone which makes men violent also makes men willing to defend themselves and their families.

A good example of a guy that would not have survived in historical China is Roy Larner, who would be considered just a soccer lout except for the fact that he fought back against Muslim terrorists armed with knives:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-bridge-terror-attack-f-k-fuck-you-i-m-millwall-hero-roy-larner-football-fan-lion-of-london-bridge-borough-market-terrorists-knives-bare-hands-fists-saved-lives-fought-back-single-handed-george-cross-a7775246.html




London attack: Football fan shouted 'F* you, I’m Millwall' and took on knife-wielding terrorists with bare fists

Calls for Roy Larner, the 'Lion of London Bridge', to be given a medal after reportedly saving lives and making Millwall fans popular by single-handedly taking on the three attackers

A football fan reportedly yelled “F**k you, I’m Millwall” as he single-handedly took on the three knife-wielding London terror attackers armed with nothing more than his fists.

Roy Larner has already been hailed a hero, with a petition launched for him to be awarded the George Cross medal for his actions in the Black and Blue steakhouse on Saturday night.

In fighting back, the 47-year-old Millwall fan gave dozens of others who were in the Borough Market restaurant the chance to escape.

Now out of the intensive care ward of St Thomas’ Hospital, where he was treated for knife wounds all over his body including his neck, the father-of-one has told The Sun how he reacted when the killers burst into the restaurant shouting “Islam, Islam” and “This is for Allah”.

“Like an idiot,” he told the newspaper, “I shouted back at them. I thought, ‘I need to take the p out of these b*s’.”

“I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘F* you, I’m Millwall’. So they started attacking me.”

Mr Larner added: “I stood in front of them trying to fight them off. Everyone else ran to the back.

“I was on my own against all three of them, that’s why I got hurt so much.

“It was just me, trying to grab them with my bare hands and hold on. I was swinging.

“I got stabbed and sliced eight times. They got me in my head, chest and both hands. There was blood everywhere.

“They were saying, ‘Islam, Islam!’. I said again, ‘F* you, I’m Millwall!’

“It was the worst thing I could have done as they carried on attacking me.

“Luckily, none of the blows were straight at me or I’d be dead.”


So we actually do need men like that in society.
270   Patrick   2023 Jun 20, 1:37pm  

stereotomy says

The urge for freedom of any sort has been systematically bred out of the human race for almost 10,000 years. Hypergamy is a great example. All the loyal women were murdered by being raped to death, while the conniving whores survived.


Men generally do what's good for women.

Women also generally do what's good for women.
271   richwicks   2023 Jun 21, 1:03am  

Patrick says


richwicks says


Ah, I finally understand. Most "people" around me are just cattle and you can do whatever you want to them, as long as they aren't starving.


To be honest, this is exactly what SBF was saying. There's a quote from SBF which seems to be erased from the internet now. "People are stupid. Like really stupid." He uses this to justify ripping them off and to justify the system which will now ensure that absolutely nothing bad happens to him.



They aren't stupid, they just cannot imagine the level of immorality people can have and they cannot fathom the government will tolerate it.

Our society is breaking down. Supporting our government is detrimental. You're considered a fool if you do it.

I think we are in a societal breakdown. What I'm surprised is the lack of resistance to it.
272   Robert Sproul   2023 Jun 21, 7:05am  

Patrick says

A good example of a guy that would not have survived in historical China is Roy Larner, who would be considered just a soccer lout except for the fact that he fought back against Muslim terrorists armed with knives:

He would likely have been arrested for this in NYC.
273   Patrick   2023 Jul 3, 10:14am  

https://www.gbnews.com/opinion/britain-is-becoming-cashless-and-that-s-a-very-dangerous-prospect-says-patrick-christys


We’ve seen government’s freeze peoples assets if they went against the lockdown nonsense. We’ve seen companies like PayPal do the same.

How long will it be before people get their assets frozen because they don’t go along with the LGBTQ+ agenda? Or if they say the ‘wrong thing’ about mass immigration?

We are hurtling towards a Chinese-style social credit system whereby good citizens are allowed to receive money and bad ones have it taken off them. It quite literally buys compliance, it buys silence, it buys obedience, it buys…control.

I don’t want to live in a society where you’re one wrong word away from being bankrupt. And I dare say you don’t either.

But this campaign isn’t just about stopping the asphyxiating hand of totalitarian tyranny, it’s also about standing up for the rights of the marginalised.

Cash is a lifeline for the elderly. Many older people struggle with online banking. ...

What about people in rural communities with poor broadband or mobile connectivity? Cash can keep struggling rural communities going, the cogs of the local economy turning, and going digital will put a big spoke in the wheel.

What about the homeless? They survive on people walking past and giving them a bit of spare change, maybe even a note if they’re lucky. If we’re all walking around with digital wallets then what happens to them? Do they just starve or freeze on the streets?
274   HeadSet   2023 Jul 3, 1:59pm  

Patrick says

What about the homeless? They survive on people walking past and giving them a bit of spare change, maybe even a note if they’re lucky. If we’re all walking around with digital wallets then what happens to them?

How will people buy the dope that keeps the CIA going?
275   Patrick   2023 Jul 3, 4:23pm  

Oh damn, hadn't thought about them. Poor CIA, I guess they will have to do without that revenue.
278   Patrick   2023 Jul 31, 11:08am  

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2023/07/30/nigel-farage-banks-driving-cash-out-royal-commission-coutts/


Banks trying to drive cash out of society, warns Nigel Farage

Former Ukip leader says he would welcome Royal Commission into sector, with more than 1,000 bank accounts a day being shut


(paywall)
280   HeadSet   2023 Jul 31, 7:32pm  

Legal tender laws?
281   Patrick   2023 Jul 31, 7:40pm  

The way I understand it:

If you have a debt, the store has to take cash. Says so right on the cash, valid for all debts.

But they can refuse to take cash before you incur a debt.

So if you eat at a restaurant, you can in theory always pay cash at the end, because you have a debt.

But if you try to buy something at a cafe, they can refuse cash because you don't have the debt yet.
282   NuttBoxer   2023 Aug 1, 8:39am  

I always side with the business in this matter, they can transact however they want. If you don't like it, don't go there. We stopped eating at a couple restaurants that refuse to take cash.
284   NuttBoxer   2023 Aug 7, 9:29am  

We've discussed this before, most small business's will discount your bill for cash because it's saves them money.
286   richwicks   2023 Aug 9, 2:24am  

Patrick says

The way I understand it:

If you have a debt, the store has to take cash. Says so right on the cash, valid for all debts.

But they can refuse to take cash before you incur a debt.

So if you eat at a restaurant, you can in theory always pay cash at the end, because you have a debt.

But if you try to buy something at a cafe, they can refuse cash because you don't have the debt yet.


You're so quaint, believing laws matter.



I'm not going to post the picture of him with 1/2 dozen teenage prostitutes.
289   HeadSet   2023 Aug 11, 2:39pm  

Patrick says





Good sentiment, but two ironies:
1. The rich have more "ballots" and can out vote you.
2. The gov can take your "ballots" (taxes) and cast those votes how they like.
291   Patrick   2023 Aug 11, 2:55pm  

HeadSet says

Good sentiment, but two ironies:
1. The rich have more "ballots" and can out vote you.
2. The gov can take your "ballots" (taxes) and cast those votes how they like.


Both true.

I suspect that favored businesses don't care about boycotts because somehow unlimited newly printed money is directed their way.
292   richwicks   2023 Aug 11, 5:04pm  

Patrick says

I suspect that favored businesses don't care about boycotts because somehow unlimited newly printed money is directed their way.


Me too.

I also don't think the writer's strike is going to ever end. My expectation of the future is that we will have personalized AI "entertainers" within 30 years or perhaps only the rich will have access to any entertainment at all, and the poor will have none.
298   HeadSet   2023 Aug 12, 8:45am  

Still curious how the druggies will pay for the CIA dope when cash is outlawed. Maybe a law will come out prohibiting the police from tacking illicit drug sales through digital currency.
299   Patrick   2023 Aug 12, 8:57am  

Maybe the druggies will lead the way in getting the world back on physical silver coins.
301   NuttBoxer   2023 Aug 22, 9:37am  

Patrick says

HeadSet says


Good sentiment, but two ironies:
1. The rich have more "ballots" and can out vote you.
2. The gov can take your "ballots" (taxes) and cast those votes how they like.


Both true.

I suspect that favored businesses don't care about boycotts because somehow unlimited newly printed money is directed their way.


Actually 1 is false. We shop at the stores, not them. They won't keep a store open when everyone leaves, as it just reminds us of their failure. And at the end of the day, it's a confidence game they are always on the verge of losing. Turn the faucets on in too obvious of a manner, the whole system collapses.
302   Patrick   2023 Aug 24, 11:53am  

https://notthebee.com/article/taco-bell-stores-are-going-completely-cashless-along-with-other-food-chains


They hypnotized us with the Beefy Crunch Burrito and other drive-thru Mexican delicacies, and now they're guiding us into the new globalist nightmare through cashless restaurants.

During an earnings call earlier this month, parent company Yum! Brands, Inc. addressed plans to eventually move to 100% digital sales at its restaurants.

This includes fast food chains like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC.

If you're going to switch us off a cash-based society, this is the way to do it.


Resist. Boycott.
303   NuttBoxer   2023 Aug 24, 12:26pm  

If digital transactions are your only reason for not eating at these industrial food producers, I'd ask you to reconsider your views on health.
304   Patrick   2023 Aug 24, 12:45pm  

Lol, I don't eat at any of those anyway, just encouraging others with another reason to stay away.
306   Patrick   2023 Sep 3, 5:44pm  

https://www.igor-chudov.com/p/the-voice-how-a-sloppy-australian?r=f7r9d


Just four weeks ago, I reported how a prediction by Australian “conspiracy theorists,” falsely debunked by the press, became reality in just three months.

That story was about certain Australians who predicted that the government would move their country to become a “cashless society.” Those people were soundly debunked and called crazy right-wing conspiracy theorists by the Australian press. Then, three months later, the Australian government decided to move towards a cashless society, indeed.




At the time, I thought that three months from a conspiracy theory being debunked to the same theory coming true was fast.

Boy, was I wrong! Australia just outdid itself.
308   Patrick   2023 Sep 8, 1:18pm  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/mandate-freedom-friday-september?r=6gdz


According to an excerpt from the book, during an interview Musk asked biographer Isaacson, "How am I in this war?" He explained, "Starlink was not meant to be involved in wars. It was so people can watch Netflix and chill and get online for school and do good peaceful things, not drone strikes."

Well. I suspect Starlink also has a little something to do with a replacement digital currency, which can only possibly work as a cash replacement if there is 100% reliable connectivity everywhere all at once. But that’s a subject for a different post.

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