1997-03-10 - Re: Anguilla

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From: “Wayne Clerke” <wclerke@emirates.net.ae>
To: “Vincent Cate” <cp@panix.com>
Message Hash: 442fff2d59160ee7de52abc281d2852b292d41bd7460b7d580ae12f390fbd7c9
Message ID: <199703101510.TAA22641@ns2.emirates.net.ae>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-03-10 15:11:45 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 07:11:45 -0800 (PST)

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From: "Wayne Clerke" <wclerke@emirates.net.ae>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 07:11:45 -0800 (PST)
To: "Vincent Cate" <cp@panix.com>
Subject: Re: Anguilla
Message-ID: <199703101510.TAA22641@ns2.emirates.net.ae>
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> From: Vincent Cate <vince@offshore.com.ai>
> To: Charles Platt <cp@panix.com>
> Cc: cypherpunks@toad.com
> Subject: Re: Anguilla 
> Date: Sunday, 9 March 1997 9:22
> Charles:
> > his country shows few signs of libertarian ideology; e.g. they have a
> > state-owned radio station, they haven't quite embraced the idea of
> > competitive bids for government projects, and they still have a
> > monopolistic phone service that has disabled all the pound and star
> > on island phones so that people can't save money using American
> > services. 
> I am going to have to check tomorrow and see about thse star and
> pound keys.  It would amuse me if we had seen the birth of an urban
> legend.

Hopefully stillborn. 

I use these services regularly and have never bothered to use the # or *
keys. BTW a 'pound' symbol is NOT the same as a 'hatch', fer chrissake!
While I'm on the soapbox, a 'hash' is NOT a 'hatch' as well ... but that's
a losing battle.

>                           Anguilla         vs       USA
> 1) Income taxes           Libertarian             Socialist
> 2) Sales Taxes            Libertarian             Socialist
> 3) State owned radio      Yes                     Yes
> 4) Competative bids       Sometimes               Sometimes
> 5) Pound keys that work   ?  Will check           Yes
> 6) Reporting of finances  Libertarian             Totalitarian
> 7) Free Speech            Yes, sort of            Yes, sort of
>   -- Vince


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