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(09-23-2018, 11:21 AM)TrainChaser Wrote: Blanche, you have to remember that most people lead such small, limited, boring, controlled lives that they are completely unable to understand the concept of Freedom.  The idea of roaming around the country, looking at wonderful things is beyond their understanding.  While it is irritating, they are more to be pitied.

You related to Mencken?
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  • The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty — and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.
    • Baltimore Evening Sun (12 February 1923)




Just do what kids do, got to different librarians until one says yes.
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That is exactly how I used to buy alcohol when underage. Just keep trying, eventually some clerk sells it to you.


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MN C Van: "You related to Mencken?"

I think it unlikely. My father was, unfortunately, my father. I resemble him and have his toes.

But thank you for the complement. And I do tend to be an outlaw type of thinker.
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We could see if there's a photo on Mencken's toes.

I don't have a county public library card.
I check out books and vids from the county library frequently.
And from an outstate library system from time to time.

How? The county law library hands out cards like candy, their clientele is a bit different from the public library, let's say.
The public systems recognize the law library with reciprocity.

In short, you could visit the county's law or business/reference libraries for a workaround.
Or maybe the university?
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Here in WA, we had a Governor by the name of Gary Locke who wanted to close down the state's libraries because he said everything needed could be found online. http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/apr02/schuyler.htm

I guess his motto was, "We don't need no stinkin' libraries -- they're too expensive." Some people objected.
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