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[ale] [OT] (but computer and cryptography related) Bitcoin, Litecoin



On 4/3/2013 08:56, Jason van Gumster wrote:
>
> Jay Lozier <jslozier at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Many states and municipalities have "licensing" requirements for a
>> variety of businesses. Some can be justified but many are methods to
>> restrict entry in a field and generate money for the government
>
> And often times, they're almost depressingly funny. I don't know if it's still
> the case, but there's a county where I used to live in Virginia that only
> required business licenses for two kinds of businesses: junk yards and fortune
> tellers. The licensing fee for running a junk yard was a mere $0.75 (yes,
> seventy-five cents). For fortune tellers, however, the fee was two orders of
> magnitude higher at $75.

You would think the fortune teller would have forseen those fees and not 
moved into the county. ;)