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    10 Hours Ago
    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I was under the impression that things were heavily regulated in the UK, this is not so?
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I see opportunity everywhere. If someone wants the rainbow burger I believe they can get it no problem. It is far from impossible for one to improve their economic standing in life. Plus, we must consider the difference in cost as well as the associated health risks with buying the MacDonalds burger, not to mention the lack of nutrition in this burger. In the long run, the MacDonalds burger is more expensive. This is a trap to keep poor people in poverty yes, but folks are willing participants.
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yes, there are many in our industry who seek to further "legitimize" our trade. I strongly disagree with these folks who want to increase regulations. Many of them bitch and moan about being undercut by "hacks" in pickup trucks, personally I love the free for all that I work in. There are a few hoops I jumped through to be legit in the eyes of the municipalities I work in. Basic things like GL insurance. The part I'm not keen on but did anyways was the ISA certification. I think it's lame how a government institution can mandate that you be a part of a private organization like the ISA. Kind of like how we are required to have WC coverage yet there is only one business in the entire state from whom to purchase said insurance.
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    They are not my definitions, they are THE definitions. I see your point that terms like capitalism and socialism are quite broad and can be applied in many ways. The hamburger analogy to me represents a free market with healthy competition. So your stance is that we do not live in a free market capitalist economy, what would you call our current system then?
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Our rules and regs and very limited. The most regulated aspect of our biz, not surprisingly, is that of chemical application, loosely regulated by the department of Ag.
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    11 Hours Ago
    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    None of what?
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I disagree. In my industry and market at least, free market capitalism is alive and well. There are many definitions of capitalism due to there being many forms and incarnations of the basic idea, I don't think those definitions were created to attack or defend a philosophy...
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I agree though, I feel I live in a police state where my every move is scrutinized. In the town I grew up in, the sheriff would often say ''If you're not harming or bothering anyone I could care less what you do." That was a nice place to live.
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Could be worse I guess, my friend from Adelaide, AUS, told me that it is illegal to ride with your arm out the window:O
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    So maybe we have something closer to this- Corporate capitalism See also: State monopoly capitalism and Crony capitalism Corporate capitalism is a free or mixed-market economy characterized by the dominance of hierarchical, bureaucratic corporations.
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    11 Hours Ago
    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I get the feeling that you do not like that. Would you prefer no government? The definition is pretty straightforward, I would say that we live in a purely capitalist economy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Interesting, how so?
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Jim, there's always an option to adapt to your surroundings, be it political, economical, whatever. Individuals made choices to base their lives around mine jobs, no one forced them to do it.
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    It's odd when the same type of people who rail against social programs and a social state piss and moan when they loose their factory or mine job. You cannot embrace capitalism halfway, you're either in or your out. And rest assured, these are decisions based on capitol. For those who don't know, capitalism is dog eat dog in the strictest sense, you can't have your cake and eat it too. It's root, hog and die baby!
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Man, that's some paranoid shit, Bob. Have you forgotten that Hillary lost? Or are "they" still somehow pulling strings from behind curtains? And why is it that your party could not effectively replace the aca? I fully agree, religion should most definitely be kept out of public schools.
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Jim, I agree there is a dilemma/conflict between urban and rural laws and regulations, a classic example is how most folks in Illinois have to live by the law of CHICAGO, which is very different from the rest of that state. Be thankful you're not in that boat, it may be harder to have so many guns. I can't think of a good example off hand but I bet it goes the other way too. I think that too many people view the government as some sort of parent figure. I always hear about the part of America that was"left behind" and that I should feel bad for all of the coal miners and steel workers who lost their jobs. Well, I don't! If you cannot adapt you will perish, simple as that. Blaming the government for the world moving on without you is just sorry in my opinion.
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    23 Hours Ago
    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Jim, would you host a treehouse rendezvous? It would be hilarious to see a bunch of tree workers congregate in the middle of the plains! :lol:
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    23 Hours Ago
    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    :lol: Jim, thanks for the invite, I reckon we could scare up a good time or two! What's your favorite time of year There?
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    You're a trip Mr. Conrad. I get the feeling you folks have a little more than crumbs!
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    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yes we do, Butch. Not a bad thing to be reminded of them from time to time though.
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    23 Hours Ago
    Levi replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Jim you got a chip on your shoulder my friend.
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    1 Day Ago
    :lol: Where can I buy some of this and how much space will it take up in the truck?:D
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    1 Day Ago
    Hey, that's really clever, thanks!
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