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    England is a free country so you can fill a truck with beer in one part of the country and haul it to another, no questions asked.

    Can you do the same in America?

    I mean, would you be allowed to haul Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas to Georgia for your refreshment? Or would you need a "blocker" car to deflect attention away from the truck and its cargo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    England is a free country so you can fill a truck with beer in one part of the country and haul it to another, no questions asked.

    Can you do the same in America?

    I mean, would you be allowed to haul Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas to Georgia for your refreshment? Or would you need a "blocker" car to deflect attention away from the truck and its cargo?
    England's only a little spot on the map and a few hours to cross. The example you gave is bigger than England, but it involves interstate transport. Why would you want to transport a Colorado mass produced beer from TX to Ga? You can buy it in Georgia. Its all about taxes anyway, so as long as you pay the proper taxes, its OK, You're all for paying more taxes anyway, so what is the problem. there are many micto breweries anyway to buy good local beer. what're you trying to say Ian? You're normally very clear as to what you hate here.
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    Have you been watching Smokey and the Bandit again?

    It's like Bob says, as long as the proper taxes are paid, you're okay.

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    It's very confusing. Do you have to do that with all goods?

    And do you have to pay them before or after?

    I think the Bandit approach is best.

    All these different State rules are silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    It's very confusing. Do you have to do that with all goods?

    And do you have to pay them before or after?

    I think the Bandit approach is best.

    All these different State rules are silly.
    'Tis what it is, and the taxes are built into the price. beer and booze would be very cheap without the alcohol tax. But Likker is quicker. Our government at your service again. prohibition did not work, so theuy figure they'd might as wll make a buck (lots of them) on it.
    Duty free prices are good, but the limits are pretty low (one or 2 bottles of booze) on a cruise ship or furrin' country. You can bring more in, but Customs agents make you pay the taxes on it. and not just here either. You can buy cigarettes at an Indian reservation here, cheap, no taxes. Any Indian reservations in England? Oh, wrong Indians.
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    It is all about taxes. There is a little place in Tuscaloosa, Al, off of McFarland Blvd, which is called Archibalds. It is rib joint, the best darn place in the USA. They smoke their meats, only pork, and make their own sauce. It is terrific! I offered them mucho bucks for their sauce recipe one day, (a mom & pop place) with the promise I would never divulge it or sell it but, they wouldn't go for it. When we moved, I wanted to get my husband a gallon jug of it, and called them and due to state taxes they couldn't send it.

    All about taxes. And, you want more of them?

    I just want Archibald's sauce.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    It's very confusing. Do you have to do that with all goods?

    And do you have to pay them before or after?

    I think the Bandit approach is best.

    All these different State rules are silly.

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    One of the neighbors across the street from me lost the ends of his fingertips this year on the 4th.
    He was in the hospital about three weeks.

    But they do make a nice loud bang. The 4th of July around here gets pretty smoky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post


    Have you been watching Smokey and the Bandit again?

    It's like Bob says, as long as the proper taxes are paid, you're okay.
    How appropriate Terry. I think Ian must have got inspiration for that post after watching the movie on cable during the hurricane while manning his sump pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    England is a free country so you can fill a truck with beer in one part of the country and haul it to another, no questions asked.

    Can you do the same in America?

    I mean, would you be allowed to haul Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas to Georgia for your refreshment? Or would you need a "blocker" car to deflect attention away from the truck and its cargo?
    I truly hate to admit it but Ian may have a point. And not on his head. What about firecrackers? Why can I buy them in Missouri and Wisconsin but not in Iowa. The Supreme Court should recognize that all Americans have a constitutional right to make load noise with gunpowder. It is part of our heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOTW View Post
    I truly hate to admit it but Ian may have a point. And not on his head. What about firecrackers? Why can I buy them in Missouri and Wisconsin but not in Iowa. The Supreme Court should recognize that all Americans have a constitutional right to make load noise with gunpowder. It is part of our heritage.
    I guess some states are more concerned than others about personal injuries. Even though fireworks are illegal in NY state for personal use, there are quite a few very serious injuries every year from them. Some are from sheer stupidity, and some from defective fireworks. there are many public firework displays. Cone Domes may be hidden by a hat. Anyway, YEE HA! watch out for gone astray helicopter fireworks.
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