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I like my PBS station and I send them money every year, but that doesn't mean they should be federally subsidized (especially in this cable/satellite era) any more than my local newspaper.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but legal notices are published in your local newspaper, and must be by law so that there is one centralized place where people with interests in such things can find them out. Some of them are paid by government, as when public lands are auctioned or in other instances.

Even when paid by private individuals, the fact that it is legally required makes it a government mandated purchase, and ends up as a "subsidy" to the paper.

Goofy, splitting hairs since 1902

(If you order today, we will include a second life expectancy with your order!

Thanks for getting the joke!
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