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One of the many reasons that America has such a deep and lasting addiction to its car culture is the advertising dollars that paint such an attractive picture of car ownership.  The ads are everywhere and appear in many different forms.  But, you know this.

I was actually surprised when greeted by three ads for Buy Here Pay Here car dealerships on the Los Angeles Times webpage when running a search for the series that demolished any moral ground the industry stands on.  I know the ads were placed by Google Ads and there's nobody at the Times that took a check from a dealership to place the ads, but there is a way you can block ads by certain advertisers.  I guess its one thing to announce to the world that a vampire industry is flourishing under our noses.  It's another thing to block their advertisements.

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