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break41581 177 points ago +178 / -1

This is also done in the US to get around liquor laws in dry counties, nicely played you filthy French!

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Willholbert09 58 points ago +58 / -0

reminds me of my trips to Utah, getting a sponsor to drink at bars.

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MasksAreChildAbuse 34 points ago +34 / -0

I turned 21 in Utah and remember when going to restaurants like the Bayou they charged $5 for a membership fee to order alcohol.

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RocketSprocket 12 points ago +15 / -3

Just before that, they murdered the Fancher party and blamed it on Indians.

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MasksAreChildAbuse 16 points ago +16 / -0

What the fuck? How you replied about the Mountain Meadow Massacre to a post about circumventing liquor laws blows my mind.

Here’s my reply to you using your same frame of conversation logic: “Thats right, and they chose a beehive as one of their state symbols!”

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Throwmeaway1235 14 points ago +15 / -1

The problem was that if they warned the troops, the Germans would know that the encryption had been broken.

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CAPTAIN_TENDY_PLATE2 12 points ago +13 / -1

What the fuck kind of thread have I stumbled upon

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HKgoneWild 9 points ago +9 / -0

Welcome. First day on the .wins?

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Throwmeaway1235 5 points ago +5 / -0

They’re the same picture.

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covok48 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ah so I am Playing Heart of Iron IV!

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Throwmeaway1235 2 points ago +3 / -1

Indeed. All your base are belong to us.

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Libertardian 4 points ago +4 / -0

Magic underwear, multiple wives and the missing gold tablets.

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RocketSprocket 1 point ago +2 / -1

You're making sound really good.

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Goldsteinbergsky 2 points ago +3 / -1

Ever see the film, SLC Punk?

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MasksAreChildAbuse 2 points ago +2 / -0

A long time ago but yeah it was a good film.

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Necrovoter 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lifetime membership for a few bucks.

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deleted 6 points ago +6 / -0
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Weloveflyovercountry 10 points ago +10 / -0

bars that allow smoking too in tyrannical states

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trauncher 9 points ago +9 / -0

I still have a membership to TGI Friday's private club... cost me 1 dollar for a lifetime, and came with a free beer. so... yea.

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SmokeyAF 3 points ago +3 / -0

Was this way in Texas in many counties.

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NancyGone 62 points ago +64 / -2

Not really a France thing, this has been done in the US to get away with Sunday liquor sales for decades.

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SBOJ_JOBS 25 points ago +25 / -0

In the US southeast it was common practice used to skirt both liquor laws and federally mandated desegregation in the 1960s. Looks like the Feds are bringing back the "good old days"!

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mugatucrazypills 5 points ago +5 / -0

They're definitely a bunch of deliverance style good ole boys in the fbi.

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Thep1mp 15 points ago +15 / -0

Yup, and after hours sales. There are “private clubs” around here that serve liquor 24 hours a day.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 12 points ago +13 / -1

This is how the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) was created. A group of friends in New York City wanted to be able to go out and have a few drinks on Sundays, so they formed a club called The Jolly Corks, which eventually became the Elks.

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Infidel 11 points ago +11 / -0

I used to be an Elk. Some lodges had very nice ambience and decor while others like the one in my town are one step from being condemned. One lodge was literally a table with a cooler of beer. I find that pretty sad. If you study their history if you wanted to be a somebody in your community you joined the Elks. Now it is a shell of it's former glory.

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Darkheartisland 7 points ago +7 / -0

You had me at a table with a cooler of beer.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah, it really depends on the area and the lodge. The one in my town is very nice and we have an pretty active membership, with about 800 members total. Other lodges in nearby towns are often in pretty sad shape or have shut down completely. There was a lodge up the coast that had a great bar but they weren't holding meetings because they had no officers. The Grand Lodge finally stepped in and gave them the choice of either getting people to volunteer to be officers or be shut down. They got no volunteers so the Grand Lodge shut them down.

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Junionthepipeline 2 points ago +2 / -0

Some pretty cool lodges still around

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Fenianlad 1 point ago +1 / -0

✋🏻🧔🏻‍♂️🤚🏻

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lilrobs10 39 points ago +39 / -0

This is not the first time its been used as a work around of Fauci. That was how the Dallas Buyers Club for HIV meds worked.

There was a "fee" to join that was miraculously close to what the meds cost... and the meds were "free"

genius.

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BidenLikesMiners 4 points ago +4 / -0

What the f, why arent we doing that for Ivermectin... it would be genius

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Amaroq64 5 points ago +5 / -0

The cost is...how much does that stuff go for anyway? I accidentally paid $100 for some horse paste on Amazon and they sent me 6 tubes of the stuff, which I guess is pretty good.

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BillDBlasiosBlackSon 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sounds like you accidentally got rid of your cold.

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Amaroq64 3 points ago +3 / -0

I had something nasty and I ordered it out of desperation. I tested positive for the rona.

I can't prove the horse paste helped, but I was sick as a dog all december, and the week I started taking the paste is the week I started getting better. By the end of that week, I felt just fine.

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TheLoraxIsArmed 1 point ago +1 / -0

Could you PM me what your ordered?

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Amaroq64 1 point ago +1 / -0

Just this stuff. But if you can get a hold of human ivermectin, that would probably be better, haha.

https://www.amazon.com/Durvet-Ivermectin-Paste-Equine-Dewormer/dp/B01LXKF2VW/

This was a confusing order for me. I paid $100 for a 3-pack, and they sent me a 6-pack in the mail. That's what I mean by "accidentally", haha. It's either this or get the 1-pack.

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PeterO 3 points ago +3 / -0

Youll never have a cold again!

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waratah 29 points ago +29 / -0

This is how my gym and barber in LA have gotten around the tyranny. The gym is a 'private invite only membership organization', and also a 'film set', so no masks required. They've been harassed constantly by LADPH but don't give up.

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NvJohansson 18 points ago +18 / -0

This is also how you get around prostitution, just have a camera somewhere and say you're filming a porn movie...

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Weloveflyovercountry 16 points ago +16 / -0

NOW you tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The_Bloofy_Bullshark 12 points ago +12 / -0

Our gym did this too.

We are a private, invite only club.

No masks, no lockdown, police station across the street and they gave zero fucks.

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waratah 2 points ago +2 / -0

My gym has LAPD working out there lol

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Smurfection 28 points ago +30 / -2

Honestly, I've been thinking America needs to do this for a long time now. It's really what America should have done after Jim Crow laws were struck down. btw, it's not that I'm in favor of Jim Crow laws at all. I do think government facilities and government services have to be equally open to everyone but it was always a mistake to tell private business that were open to the public that they had to act as if they were government facilities and be open to everyone and everything.

If all private businesses were not open to the public but rather were all memberships, then right wingers, Christians etc could build a much more fitting and appropriate client base. I'm not saying this on the basis of color but rather because things that are open to the public are often abused and destroyed by the public. In a sense, this is what Costco, Sam's Club are, as well as that weird club that sells flooring/furniture/drapes etc. They are clubs that keep out a lot of riff raff and problems by forcing an extra step.

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akira2501 3 points ago +3 / -0

but rather because things that are open to the public are often abused and destroyed by the public.

It's a modern day "The Tragedy of the Commons."

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Smurfection 2 points ago +2 / -0

the tragedy of the commons is overrated. Fearmongering based on that theory is basically neo marxist excuse for government to take over everything "for our own good" of course.

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akira2501 3 points ago +3 / -0

The conclusion, especially as conveyed by Wikipedia, is wrong. The underlying problem is well spotted, though. It's something we've all witnessed, open resources get abused if there's no upfront cost to those who would abuse it. Or, are you eager to move to San Francisco?

Privatization is better.. but government is often too entrapped by the arrangement to effectively prevent abuse by the private entity, which almost always happens in the long run.

Maybe a time limited lease arrangement, privatize, but keep private entities from becoming too entrenched and powerful.

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Smurfection 2 points ago +2 / -0

Open resources aren't abused if they aren't readily accessible to the general public. btw, I hate the term "open resources" because it's so lefty. the reality is very few things that take work to use get abused. What's abused is things open to the public were a service is provided, such as the neighborhood community pools. In the 1960's, almost every neighborhood in America had a community pool but that started disappearing in the 1980's because hoodlums and crack house kids started abusing them. Ghetto lottery players kept suing parks for their own neglect of their own kids. the Underclass wanted the part time lifeguards to play social justice referee between various groups of violent brats. Slowly but surely, parks decided there should be no more public pools. It just wasn't worth the underclass bitching about every little thing to try to make their lives meaningful. Now, they are mostly found in small white towns where the people have enough common decency and social mores to actually realize, the public good of having a pool means taking care of the pool, obeying the rules, realizing the lifeguard is just some teenage kid and that most of it's upkeep is dependent on the user acting like a decent human being.

We can't have free, readily accessible public goods when they're abused by the worthless shit class, and frankly, it's now professionals that act like this too. The liberal white lefty woman is he worst person to provide a service to because she's the biggest cry baby and the first person to complain if things are 100% to her own liking. It used to be only the ghetto mama that would throw a fit or start lobbing totally fabricated complaints but now it's the white lefty professional woman who does it too. No one wants to provide the service or do the upkeep to make a mob of Karens happy. It's not worth it. I'll give an example. A relative of mine was a county commissioner after spending decades in the Minnesota house of representatives. As county commissioner, he got a rural road paved where a few housing developments were being built. yep, it's pretty hard to have a solid good development without paved roads but the developer couldn't do it, the county had to do it. So he did. Well, that means for a few days, the residents would have to park their cars in a makeshift dirt parking lot outside the development and do some walking. Yet, instead of being happy about getting paved roads, he got death threats from two women who were inconvenienced by the paving of the roads. Death threats, for having the temerity to pave the roads in a neighborhood...Something that made their housing value go up by 20% and suddenly made their community more valuable and more attractive to those who might want to put a gas station nearby or convenience store or a fast food restaurant, even makes their vehicles longer lasting for not having to go over muds and stone at least twice daily and those stupid mofos gave death threats for being inconvenienced.... They are the reason why we can't have nice things.

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toodler 27 points ago +29 / -2

YO....this is the way, all the way.

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PapaPepe 22 points ago +22 / -0

Too bad in Chicago most restaurants would rather be virtue signaling cucks than do something like this. Then they have the nerve to cry about how they're struggling to get by. Some places that used to be my favorites, I refuse to ever visit again even if this insanity stops.

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Willholbert09 8 points ago +8 / -0

Chicago is Obama's baby.

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POTUS_DonnieJ 4 points ago +4 / -0

Shitcago

Shitcongo. FTFY

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BidenLikesMiners 2 points ago +2 / -0

bettelgeuse bettelgeuse betel...

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Willholbert09 1 point ago +1 / -0

no argument there. but seems Chicago turned into Compton around the time Dumbama came around the "social project" scene.

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Willholbert09 4 points ago +4 / -0

fucking Cabrini Green, .. I'm not scared.. Candyman.. Candyman.. no fuck that.

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Zeldasmom 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep Cabrini green, drive through Chicago while it was still standing. It went on forever! I couldn’t believe how big it was. It was like Moscow…

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Willholbert09 1 point ago +1 / -0

yeah cabrini is central ... nothing compared to south chicago huh? southside is like syria during their civil war. I wonder why?

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WinstonSmith1984 15 points ago +15 / -0

IIRC, Virginia used to do this many decades ago for strip clubs, "or that's what I heard!"

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Willholbert09 9 points ago +9 / -0

In Colorado, many strip clubs don't sell booze. But they stay open until 4am (instead of 2am) and they allow you to bring your own booze. The good old days.

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duzitmatter 1 point ago +1 / -0

PT's Colorado Springs 1983 yea I remember

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Willholbert09 3 points ago +3 / -0

how about PTs off Hamden with the Broncos DT (R.I.P) he was a really cool fella, Talib, TJ Ward.. and their women throwing money on the floor like leaves. Me and my homie hung out with them a few nights. Holler if you see me DE hehe.. PERIOD

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x79q3pb 5 points ago +5 / -0

😉🤫

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M8kMdlErthGr8Again 5 points ago +5 / -0

That's some weird looking titties.

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Gunkie46r 12 points ago +12 / -0

Market finds a way! In our county they banded "single use" plastic straws, so all the restraunts started passing out "reusable" plastic straws! Libs are so dumb, #ClownWorld

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Ryan_ 10 points ago +10 / -0

At least they understand people don’t want to be subjected to having their documents checked to eat a burger.

Our society has ZERO need for restaurants, they need the public.

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resemblelife 9 points ago +9 / -0

speakeasy

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mugatucrazypills 8 points ago +8 / -0

Even better if the club doesn't accept vaxxed

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RoyalHammer 8 points ago +8 / -0

This isn't "winning"

its like saying S.F. is winning by having a poop department....... they still have an issue and the fix is a waste of time and resources when the real fix isn't thought of b/c its right winged.

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RocketSprocket 11 points ago +11 / -0

Stopping a losing streak can be an important first step in winning.

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liberty4alll 2 points ago +2 / -0

Right. It’s like blocking a punch. That’s not winning. Winning is punching back!

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cyberwar 7 points ago +7 / -0

It's not a new approach. The same was done for smoking.

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POTUS_DonnieJ 7 points ago +7 / -0

Its a start, but would be nice if the French could channel their roots and bring back the tradition of separating certain bodies from their heads.

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Jakko 5 points ago +7 / -2

And a bar tried that here and was fined thousands and ended up shutting down.

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M8kMdlErthGr8Again 19 points ago +19 / -0

They probably would have won in the end.

Tyranny by overwhelming litigation.

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covok48 3 points ago +3 / -0

Where’s “here”?

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Jakko 4 points ago +10 / -6

Fuck off fed

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah. Knew you were making up a bullshit story. Better search the internet now to find an article & say it’s your hometown.

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Jakko 1 point ago +1 / -0

Dumbass.

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DudeNoOne 4 points ago +4 / -0

This is how bars in some states get around no smoking laws

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NonyaDB 4 points ago +4 / -0

Restaurants in France are now adopting American strip club tactics.

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

if i ever go to france to eat i wanna see some titties then!

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SanFranShitty 1 point ago +1 / -0

Moulin Rouge is a dinner club with naked ladies. You’re welcome!

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Weloveflyovercountry 1 point ago +1 / -0

thx! now where to get my vax asap?!

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TaxDollarsHardAtWork 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's big-brain time.

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GodzillaV 4 points ago +4 / -0

Capitalism, uh, finds a way.

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ckover9000 4 points ago +4 / -0

Somewhere in Commiefornia there is a Circle-K that is going to become a $1000-an-item Private Club.

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Poonjazzler1 4 points ago +4 / -0

They did something very similar for bars in the north east who wanted to avoid the smoking bans

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ShambolicPaul 4 points ago +4 / -0

There are many places/clubs that charge membership fees and give you products for free. Wink wink nudge nudge. A famous one being the Dallas buyers club, obviously. A more recent and topical one being the gym that became a republican headquarters so they could stay open. Get a republican party membership, gym equipment just happens to be there too.

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shutyourcommiemouth 4 points ago +4 / -0

I really would love to return to France. Even if just for one week to visit. I believe the only way would be arrive by boat and sneak ashore, if you are unvaccinated

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TheRedPlanet 4 points ago +4 / -0

The French are the Masters of protest.

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BeanieRed 4 points ago +4 / -0

Ok, so this is freakin genius on so many levels. They now have everyone's email address for one-to-one marketing. This is a win-win-win for capitalism. Get rekt, libs.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 3 points ago +3 / -0

We had a restaurant in my small town here in Oregon that did this to stay open during the lockdowns. They became a private club and charged customers a small "membership fee".

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AngeredKabar 3 points ago +3 / -0

Businesses would be better suited pooling their money to hire mercenaries to assassinate the politicians they have to deal with.

Kinda like The Magnificent Seven.

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Destineed369 3 points ago +3 / -0

I suggested this in the states last year. Just pay a yearly fee to be a member and you can do most everything if you spot is zoned for a club or something. Maybe even some residential. Maybe a more knowledgeable pede can help.

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Weloveflyovercountry 3 points ago +3 / -0

france has a great history of resistance-despite the vichy jokes/references. seems to be putting other euro countries to shame at moment but am not there to know for sure. also helped us big time during rev war

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Bennett76 3 points ago +3 / -0

Salt Lake City Utah has been doing that for yrs

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highenergywinning 3 points ago +3 / -0

The stateroom there is requiring vax for all guests and artists playing there

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Italianshamrock 2 points ago +2 / -0

Love it.

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TheyLETyougrabit 2 points ago +2 / -0

They'll just "temporarily" change the law.

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Cuz99 2 points ago +2 / -0

And the law will be changed in a minute

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Amaroq64 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lmfao this is also how the Stonewall riot started. Gay bars were becoming private clubs so you could, I dunno, be gay at a gay bar when it was illegal.

Did I mention this is how the Stonewall riot started? A cop beat a lesbian and slammed her head in the door for the crime of... being gay in public. Then the rest of the gays tore the city up and it became a no go zone where the cops were afraid to go.

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Brulz_Lulz 2 points ago +2 / -0

They will close that loophole real quick

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SoldierofKek 2 points ago +2 / -0

How does that work? That's fucking genius!

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lenchodahated 2 points ago +2 / -0

that’s what restaurants did in the 60’s following desegregation laws

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CMDRConanAAnderson 2 points ago +2 / -0

Can a 501c organization be private?

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WeThePeople76 2 points ago +2 / -0

Wish I could upvote this more than once.

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Trumpy_Bear 2 points ago +2 / -0

Why fake it? Who wants COVID Karens in their restaurant or nightclub? Even charge them a fee yearly to remain a member. You could say that would be overly expensive with multiple restaurants, but you could make it a large membership thing covering many restaurants and venues and such

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Moonlight 2 points ago +2 / -0

The real way to resist is to get out there to protest and enforce the real rules.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ 2 points ago +2 / -0

Always were, really

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TP4bunghole 2 points ago +2 / -0

Incoming swat teams to shut down these "dangerous" villians in 3, 2, 1.... They can't seem to do anything to fix the violent crime and clean up their filthy shithole city, but they'll shut this down instantly.

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Darkheartisland 3 points ago +3 / -0

People living normal lives???? Can't have that.

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me-no-likely3 2 points ago +2 / -0

That’s what they do in Utah w/ bars

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TehAgent 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nice.

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jezabelle 1 point ago +2 / -1

They have an 80% vaccination rate, press X to doubt this is commonplace.

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Mister_t 1 point ago +2 / -1

and the USA really has 207 million people who are "fully vaccinated". Press X to believe "vaccination" percentages.

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mugatucrazypills 1 point ago +2 / -1

Faggot Bugger Incest club ?

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SuperSilly 1 point ago +1 / -0

LOL They also did this to get around laws preventing restaurants from serving alcohol in the south.

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KungPaoMcChicken 1 point ago +1 / -0

That moment when the cops BTFO.