- That store loyalty cards are disloyal to your privacy and your freedom.
- That, if you must have such cards, you should get them under a fake name and address.
- That, if you must have such cards, you should cheerfully and frequently trade them with friends who live in other parts of the country.
- That, if you must have such cards, you should get the physical versions (monkeywrenched as above) and not use “loyalty card” apps on your oh-so-trackable smartphone.
- That, if you want the discounts, but also your privacy, you can ask the clerk or store manager to ring your purchase on their own card.
- That loyalty cards never gave anybody a real discount; they merely give cardholders a cut off deliberately inflated prices.
- That police have forgotten that they require warrants to investigate us.
- That police are so desperate to suck money out of us that they’ll violate both law and all human decency to get it.
- That police are far less interested in solving actual crime than they are in sitting back and finding the laziest ways to raise revenue.
Now, with that said, I’m taking off for the weekend. Please don’t forget to use my Amazon Native Ads (which now appear below most, though not all, blog posts) for your online shopping during the month of November. All purchases made through the ads this month earn an extra-extra large commission — and that seems to apply not only to the listed items, but items found via the search box at the bottom of each ad.
Don’t see the ads? Then go ahead and use my regular Amazon links. Otherwise, this month those ads are your friend — and mine.