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View Poll Results: Are you for or against cashless society without banknotes?
Against cashless society 145 79.23%
Undecided 9 4.92%
For cashless society 29 15.85%
Voters: 183. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-16-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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Are you for or against cashless society without banknotes?
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Cash is King
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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What's a banknote?

So in a natural disaster, such as with the fires in Northern CA, it turns out you could not buy food, water or fuel with a credit card or phone due to technical issues. It was cash only. Also, do I want my every transaction to be monitored and traceable? It always feels a little weird to hand my credit card to a waiter and have him disappear into a back room with it. Just sayin'. I do cash for 99% of my eating out.

You can't hack cash.

The only reason for society to go cashless is to give the government access to every transaction one makes.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:26 PM
 
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Isn't it nice to buy something without the government or the banks knowing? I sure think so. No cash = no privacy.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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I am against it because in the event of some kind of major computer hack or computers being unavailable for any reason. (Worst case, I think, would be an EMP that would knock out electronic systems, including computers, for months,)

And, haven't any of you had a credit card declined for no reason other than a glitch? Or experienced the computers being off-line at a bank? I have.

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Old 11-16-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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What is the paranoia some of you have about the government or banks knowing what you buy?

Unless you're engaged in criminal activity, why do you think either one even cares?
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Born in L.A. - NYC is Second Home - Rustbelt is Home Base
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How will the homeless panhandle?
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Credit card and identity theft soared after Sweden went cashless.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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What is the paranoia some of you have about the government or banks knowing what you buy?

Unless you're engaged in criminal activity, why do you think either one even cares?
I don't live in a legal marijuana state but I'm going to keep using it, regardless. When laws don't make sense, I violate them. They don't need to know. It's kind of how I believe speed limits are universally too low and violate them as much as I can get away with without getting pulled over. I don't need the nanny state holding my hand from cradle to grave.

Eventually I'll move to a state which has more roundabouts and legal pot so I don't have to violate the law or sit pointlessly at stoplights when nobody is around. For now, I need my cash.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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I don't live in a legal marijuana state but I'm going to keep using it, regardless. When laws don't make sense, I violate them. They don't need to know. It's kind of how I believe speed limits are universally too low and violate them as much as I can get away with without getting pulled over. I don't need the nanny state holding my hand from cradle to grave.

Eventually I'll move to a state which has more roundabouts and legal pot so I don't have to violate the law or sit pointlessly at stoplights when nobody is around. For now, I need my cash.
You represent a great many people who think what they want is best and they should be allowed to do a s they please.

You still need a good Adult to guide you.

Now I agree on cash.
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