The reason I can’t buy bitcoin is the exact reason I want to buy bitcoin

I went to deposit funds into btc-e.com, my international transfer was refused because it was deemed 'too risky'. Despite explaining to them I've dealt with btc-e.com many times, for larger amounts, they won't budge.

When did my cash cease to be my own, when did we all need to ask permission to transfer money?

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Why does blockchain.info show the warning “Transaction rejected by our node. Reason: The transaction is not final”?

The transaction fc3f81c625720063c5cab2145bcb5ef20b13ff0aa73b0b2435ffdb645acfcb8b has the warning “Transaction rejected by our node. Reason: The transaction is not final.” on Blockchain.info.

The same transaction shows up with five confirmations on Blockexplorer.com.

What does that “the transaction is not final” mean, and why did blockchain.info reject the transaction?

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