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Ah,a topic close to my heart.
It occured to the wife and I that America doesn't sell what we are looking for.
I don't care about free ring tones for the cell phone I will never own.
I don't care to talk financial "strategy" with a twenty-something at the local Bank of America branch which is a converted gas station.
I don't need a second mortgage from "Bobs" mortgage company.
I don't do "half de-cafe-latte with a twist of....(Starbucks).  It warmed my heart to see the EU in fact did not embrace the American concept of brands, as this too is a hollow empty bucket, a marketing ploy devoid of any cultural recognition.
Yes, I saw the real Disney castle, it's in Bavaria and it's light years ahead of the plastic one in Orlando.
BTW, Orlando it seems has become a sort of Satanic capital of the world, metaphysically speaking.  Why?
Well, because I, the Lasthorseman, the one who wants the last horse ride before the Christian Biblical Apocalypse says so.
Disney it seems has taken the responsibilty of accepting fingerprints as ID for entrance to their "theme park".  That is support of the technology of the anti-christ.
Plus I found the real castle in it's original setting far more impressive.
by Lasthorseman on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 10:59:30 PM EST
sinking into slavery, it is the WILLINGNESS that boggles the mind.  

has taken the responsibilty of accepting fingerprints as ID for entrance to their "theme park  

No free person would visit or support a place like that.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 11:46:30 PM EST
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Buy one. Get one free.

It's not slavery if it's bought with a credit card, is it?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 05:59:51 AM EST
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Certainly not. And you know that you're rich when your chains are gold.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 06:31:31 AM EST
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Willingness is a good word for it and everytime the subject of consumerism comes up, people pelt me with arguments of "free choice"!  They insist they go to these places because they are "free to choose" and if I don´t like them, that´s MY problem.

Most of the time, I am a minority of one insisting that by the time they pile in the car, they basically have no choice left.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 06:15:23 AM EST
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Ah, the Neuschwanstein castle of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria!



"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 06:15:32 AM EST
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Excellent and thank you.
Now isn't that setting far better?
And you don't have to get fingerprinted to see it.  A hearty salute too goes to the guy who drives the bus up that road.  You are good, very good.
by Lasthorseman on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 08:42:37 PM EST
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It occured to the wife and I that America doesn't sell what we are looking for.
I don't care about free ring tones for the cell phone I will never own.
I don't care to talk financial "strategy" with a twenty-something at the local Bank of America branch which is a converted gas station.
I don't need a second mortgage from "Bobs" mortgage company.
I don't do "half de-cafe-latte with a twist of....(Starbucks).  It warmed my heart to see the EU in fact did not embrace the American concept of brands, as this too is a hollow empty bucket, a marketing ploy devoid of any cultural recognition.
Yes, I saw the real Disney castle, it's in Bavaria and it's light years ahead of the plastic one in Orlando.
For me, this is a very odd statement.  On the one hand, I too don't want or buy anything that is listed above--except the occassional latte, of which the first one I ever bought was in Normandy in 1988.  but America has all of the things I want to buy.  and there are other americans who do want lattes and cell phones with rings,,,,and I don't find anything wrong with that.  I don't judge them, it's their life and their choices,,,,and it doesn't prevent me from finding what I want.
by wchurchill on Mon Mar 26th, 2007 at 05:27:06 AM EST
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