Sunday, February 5, 2012
Welcome to the shadow economy....
There are people that have made a living thus for all their lives. There have been people living in the shadow economy every generation since time began. I suspect there was a cave man named Og who sold rocks to Ug, and never bothered passing the "Give me rock or I hit you in head" share to cavemaster Arg.
Saturday I purchased an elderly used reloading press from someone who answered my Craigslist ad. Today I tore it apart, cleaned it, and restored it to reloady goodness. Next week I will probably sell it at a modest profit.
Our financial masters had nothing to do with it, nor will they see a penny of their "Give me a cut or we'll shoot you" demand.
Welcome to the shadow economy. Land of the uncharted dollar, money uncounted, and exchanges untaxed. It will always exist. The money grubbing scum may close down Ebay and Craigslist, they may monitor every newspapers classified ads, and they may even post armed guards at the bulletin board in front of the Piggly Wiggly.... but they will NEVER defeat human nature.
Now.... I have a really nice Lyman turret press for sale... and I happen to have a few pounds of Pyrodex I can let go cheap if you are local.