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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4150 on: March 28, 2016, 04:18:02 PM »
I have the chance to go to Mexico with some amazing people at a huge reduced cost.....
I need creative ways to get enough money to go within the next month.
Anyone have air miles they would like to donate!?
Bottles I can collect?
I so need a trip like this! For my sanity!
This from someone with 5 kids.......l guess it's good they are trying to be creative???

I have PLENTY of miles (but none I'm willing to donate, as we travel a lot ourselves). I do a lot of credit card churning / burning (recommended by The Points Guy) - where you sign up for a CC for a bonus, use it for 3+ months or however long to get the bonus, then close the card before the year runs up and you get hit with a fee for next year. It's not that difficult to accrue their minimums if you take the time and switch all your life's expenses to the card you're churning now. In the last year, I got 60,000 southwest points, 60,000 American points, and 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points (transfer 1-1 on Sothwest or Delta) so I won't be paying airfare for likely the next 2 years. By then all these cards will be closed and I will start again! read thepointsguy.com and you can likely get rid of airline ticket costs from your life forever.

I would guess the original topic of this would not be in a position to churn CC ie they maintain a cc balance or it would be best for them to not have the temptation to use the new card without canceling the old one.  CC points/rewards are great and I have manufactured some spending to maximize them too but CC games are not for everyone.

I am also wondering how they are getting a great deal on the trip but still need to cover the flight... I guess just some 'discounted' resort?

I was thinking maybe got invited to stay with a friend or someone dropped out of a trip and you are taking their place.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4151 on: March 29, 2016, 07:26:31 AM »
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I was thinking maybe got invited to stay with a friend or someone dropped out of a trip and you are taking their place.

ok, that would make sense.

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« Reply #4152 on: March 29, 2016, 04:33:55 PM »
More MLM nonsense.  I have substituted the name of the product for what it really is:

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To my NON-CRAP FACEBOOK FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
I need your help!!!!💙
With your permission, I would like to post ONE CRAP post on your wall to help me expand my business. You may not be interested in CRAP right now, but your friends and family might be! My goal is to reach as many people as possible!! If you would allow me to post on your wall, please comment "YES" in the comments. Thank you for your continued support💙💙💙💙
I really appreciate it!!! 😘

ETA:  It probably goes without saying, but no one has commented "YES."

ETA2:  Her mom said yes.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4153 on: March 31, 2016, 09:57:23 AM »
"Third time's a charm! After an accident and subsequent total write-off and then a theft I have finally managed to get a car all the way to the end of its lease and back to the dealership. WooHoo!"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4154 on: March 31, 2016, 11:12:26 AM »
Sorry to get off topic, but what does ETA mean in the context of this forum? The only use I have ever known for the acronym was "Estimated Time of Arrival," which seems to make zero sense as it is being used here.

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« Reply #4155 on: March 31, 2016, 11:16:19 AM »
Sorry to get off topic, but what does ETA mean in the context of this forum? The only use I have ever known for the acronym was "Estimated Time of Arrival," which seems to make zero sense as it is being used here.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4156 on: March 31, 2016, 12:28:10 PM »
Unfortunately, many people start the competition over kids' achievements as soon as they're born -- each milestone, it's when did your baby first sit, crawl, get a tooth, walk,  talk, potty train, learn to write his name, learn to read, etc.  So many parents get in competitions over their kids' development.  It's too bad.

I have a 5 month old and was browsing a book on child development. The author shared her spouse's response to the humble-bragging parents do about their kid's milestones. Anytime someone tells them about what milestone little Junior is hitting, they reply, "Already??!" An easy way to make a new parent feel good about their imperfect little creature.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4157 on: April 05, 2016, 03:38:19 PM »
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Question: If you were in a controlled environment, with 100% safety, and you would be compensated.... but they were like "The test is, you have to smoke crack" would you? I said yes... let me know your thoughts........

Posted in my newsfeed.  Not necessarily anti-mustachian but interesting question.  I think my answer would be no though.

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« Reply #4158 on: April 05, 2016, 04:03:27 PM »
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Question: If you were in a controlled environment, with 100% safety, and you would be compensated.... but they were like "The test is, you have to smoke crack" would you? I said yes... let me know your thoughts........

Posted in my newsfeed.  Not necessarily anti-mustachian but interesting question.  I think my answer would be no though.

Does this controlled environment also include immunity from drug use and possession?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4159 on: April 05, 2016, 04:05:41 PM »
More importantly, does it include immunity from becoming addicted?

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« Reply #4160 on: April 05, 2016, 04:08:53 PM »
More importantly, does it include immunity from becoming addicted?

I assumed not, considering it's crack.

If immunity from prosecution were included, and the sum of money were large enough, then sure. I'd have to weigh the cost of going through a drug addiction program (both financial and time) against compensation.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4161 on: April 06, 2016, 08:37:51 AM »
"We finally fit into the neighborhood lol. My first pimped out car - hybrid, panoramic roof and all." Wia picture of the new car in question.

Yes. You fit in. Debt load and all.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4162 on: April 06, 2016, 12:28:20 PM »
Not on FB, but on a neighborhood site.  Neighbor is trying to sell Prada diaper bag that was specially ordered from Milan and they paid retail $1350.00.  It will be interesting to see if it sells

Oh it'll sell. But not for that price...

I saw a woman put her baby for a nap on an arm chair. She didn't need an expensive pack and play or portable crib. She was nearby for when it woke up. I feel like American baby supplies take advantage of the fear and lack of parenting Americans experience and charge outrageous prices for things they don't need.

Honestly, that's not really safe. I get that a lot of expensive baby products play into parents' fears and are often overly expensive or completely unnecessary, but babies really do need a safe place to sleep (an arm chair is likely to be a suffocation and/or fall risk). The good news is a moses basket or a cheap pack n' play can be found on amazon for ~$40. You don't need the pricey version for it to be safe!

A prada diaper bag is pretty ridiculous though.

She was within arms reach for when he woke up. The chair was slanted so the kiddo couldn't roll out and he wasn't an active sleeper.  It was upholstery rather than leather for suffocation. Not getting defensive here. I just feel very screwed when it comes to purchasing anything baby related. It's like the bikini concept, much less fabric for a much higher cost. But then baby clothes and stuff is like the bikini concept on bikinis.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4163 on: April 06, 2016, 12:32:15 PM »
Unfortunately, many people start the competition over kids' achievements as soon as they're born -- each milestone, it's when did your baby first sit, crawl, get a tooth, walk,  talk, potty train, learn to write his name, learn to read, etc.  So many parents get in competitions over their kids' development.  It's too bad.

I have a 5 month old and was browsing a book on child development. The author shared her spouse's response to the humble-bragging parents do about their kid's milestones. Anytime someone tells them about what milestone little Junior is hitting, they reply, "Already??!" An easy way to make a new parent feel good about their imperfect little creature.

I'm considering using my coworker's response.. He simply says "I'm not impressed. My kid is already doing that." And doesn't care if you point out his kid is 6. "Oh, your kid rolled over at 5 months? I'm not impressed...my kid already does that."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4164 on: April 06, 2016, 02:00:04 PM »
Not on FB, but on a neighborhood site.  Neighbor is trying to sell Prada diaper bag that was specially ordered from Milan and they paid retail $1350.00.  It will be interesting to see if it sells

Oh it'll sell. But not for that price...

I saw a woman put her baby for a nap on an arm chair. She didn't need an expensive pack and play or portable crib. She was nearby for when it woke up. I feel like American baby supplies take advantage of the fear and lack of parenting Americans experience and charge outrageous prices for things they don't need.

Honestly, that's not really safe. I get that a lot of expensive baby products play into parents' fears and are often overly expensive or completely unnecessary, but babies really do need a safe place to sleep (an arm chair is likely to be a suffocation and/or fall risk). The good news is a moses basket or a cheap pack n' play can be found on amazon for ~$40. You don't need the pricey version for it to be safe!

A prada diaper bag is pretty ridiculous though.

[...] But then baby clothes and stuff is like the bikini concept on bikinis.
You buy it and pray to all that's holy that the baby will fit in it 4 months from now, but you already know in the back of your mind that it won't, and you're committed to it anyways?  Sure, it's a little small on the baby, but omg look how cute this onesy is!

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« Reply #4165 on: April 06, 2016, 02:45:55 PM »
One of my friends who reposts pro-Bernie Sanders stuff every day (I have no problem with this) mentioned seeing "The Big Short" and went on a rant about how much of his net worth disappeared during the crash.  I was scratching my head trying to figure out why he was so upset.  If he just ranted about the principle of the poor planning and recklessness that led to the housing crash I'd be okay, but he was specific about how it affected him financially.  I found myself typing (but not posting) "why do you care? You were a junior Captain and didn't need to touch your assets until a year ago. Assuming you didn't sell off you would have made it all back and then some by now." I didn't actually send it just in case he made such a short-sighted decision and we'd end up arguing about it for hours.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4166 on: April 07, 2016, 07:55:03 AM »
I have one for here.  The state I live in is having a massive budget crisis due to oil prices. They relied too heavily on revenues from oil and gas and the tax was based on the dollar rather than the gallon and now are looking at approximately a $1.3b shortfall. Because of this everything is getting cut including a 25% reimbursement rate to Medicaid providers. (yes, they did not expand medicare/medicaid with the ACA). A friend who is a RN posted this morning about how this 25% reimbursement rate cut will make it so she will not be able to retire.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4167 on: April 07, 2016, 08:32:05 AM »
If he just ranted about the principle of the poor planning and recklessness that led to the housing crash I'd be okay, but he was specific about how it affected him financially.

Yeah this gets me. I can completely understand someone's anger at the sheer immorality and possible illegality of Wall Street's actions (or their utter disregard for anything but their own wallets) or if he/she lost a job due to the recession*, but the idea that someone lost money is a red herring. If you were invested in a broad index fund yes you you're funds would have lost value during the collapse, but they recovered within a year or two. I know quite a few people that had cash that bought a bunch of good stocks because they were on a 'fire sale.'

*I  was sitting in class the day Bear Sterns stock imploded. The friend I was sitting next to interned there that summer and had a job offer waiting for upon graduation, she ran out of class to try to talk to a friend there but couldn't get a hold of anyone.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4168 on: April 07, 2016, 09:11:42 AM »
Somebody on my facebook posted something like "It's not even worth getting this 1$ raise since the fuckers at the IRS is just going to screw me now that I'm in the 15% bracket I might as well have not gotten a raise in the first place."

It bothered me mostly that he was so angry without even looking into it at all, than that he had the misunderstanding, since I know it's a common thing for people to not get.

Somebody beat me to explaining how it actually works though, so that's good.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4169 on: April 07, 2016, 09:14:17 AM »
Somebody on my facebook posted something like "It's not even worth getting this 1$ raise since the fuckers at the IRS is just going to screw me now that I'm in the 15% bracket I might as well have not gotten a raise in the first place."

It bothered me mostly that he was so angry without even looking into it at all, than that he had the misunderstanding, since I know it's a common thing for people to not get.

Somebody beat me to explaining how it actually works though, so that's good.

That was my (Republican IRS appointee) federal income tax professor's pet peeve.  Until we have 101% marginal rates, earning more money is always a good thing.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4170 on: April 07, 2016, 09:24:03 AM »
That was my (Republican IRS appointee) federal income tax professor's pet peeve.  Until we have 101% marginal rates, earning more money is always a good thing.

The record in Sweden was 102%.  Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, wrote a story about it.  The Finance Minister at the time was not amused to be the center of that story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomperipossa_in_Monismania

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4171 on: April 07, 2016, 09:38:52 AM »
Somebody on my facebook posted something like "It's not even worth getting this 1$ raise since the fuckers at the IRS is just going to screw me now that I'm in the 15% bracket I might as well have not gotten a raise in the first place."

It bothered me mostly that he was so angry without even looking into it at all, than that he had the misunderstanding, since I know it's a common thing for people to not get.

Somebody beat me to explaining how it actually works though, so that's good.

That was my (Republican IRS appointee) federal income tax professor's pet peeve.  Until we have 101% marginal rates, earning more money is always a good thing.

Yup, it's amazing how stupid can be. I recall reading about people that wanted to avoid being in the highest bracket around the time Obama was elected and so would work to keep their salary a hair under the limit, failing to realize that going over it didn't mean that the tax rate would hit only the amount above the threshold. My question to them is, how the hell are you earning that much if you are too dumb to understand a simple tax fact?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4172 on: April 07, 2016, 09:40:11 AM »
From my #1 crazy FB friend:

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They say hindsight is 20/20. If you had the opportunity to purchase sock in something before it went big (think Apple, Google, Amazon, Starbucks) would you?

What if I told you that you could do that today: that you could invest in a business opportunity with a proven track record, that was about to explode?

Timing is so critical, and missed opportunities are often times more expensive than the ones you take.

[BS MLM company] will be announcing something HUGE on [date], and the time to join is now!

How is a company that treads the EXACT SAME ground as dozens of others comparable to the groundbreakers cited? And the time to invest in those companies was BEFORE they had a proven track record, but you could have also invested in something else that seemed the same but fell apart. That's just gambling.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4173 on: April 07, 2016, 09:49:11 AM »
From my #1 crazy FB friend:

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They say hindsight is 20/20. If you had the opportunity to purchase sock in something before it went big (think Apple, Google, Amazon, Starbucks) would you?

What if I told you that you could do that today: that you could invest in a business opportunity with a proven track record, that was about to explode?

Timing is so critical, and missed opportunities are often times more expensive than the ones you take.

[BS MLM company] will be announcing something HUGE on [date], and the time to join is now!

How is a company that treads the EXACT SAME ground as dozens of others comparable to the groundbreakers cited? And the time to invest in those companies was BEFORE they had a proven track record, but you could have also invested in something else that seemed the same but fell apart. That's just gambling.

People who write stuff like this are going to burn for eternity. Purposefully deceiving weak-minded people must be the worst sin there is.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4174 on: April 07, 2016, 09:51:33 AM »
From my #1 crazy FB friend:

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They say hindsight is 20/20. If you had the opportunity to purchase sock in something before it went big (think Apple, Google, Amazon, Starbucks) would you?

What if I told you that you could do that today: that you could invest in a business opportunity with a proven track record, that was about to explode?

Timing is so critical, and missed opportunities are often times more expensive than the ones you take.

[BS MLM company] will be announcing something HUGE on [date], and the time to join is now!

How is a company that treads the EXACT SAME ground as dozens of others comparable to the groundbreakers cited? And the time to invest in those companies was BEFORE they had a proven track record, but you could have also invested in something else that seemed the same but fell apart. That's just gambling.

People who write stuff like this are going to burn for eternity. Purposefully deceiving weak-minded people must be the worst sin there is.

What do you mean? I thought capitalism is all about survival of the fittest. If a company is poisoning people, there's no need for the government to get involved, people will simply stop doing business with the company and they'll adapt to market pressure. Also there should be no protections against sexual harassment and child labor, for the same reasons.

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« Reply #4175 on: April 07, 2016, 10:31:39 AM »
From my #1 crazy FB friend:

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They say hindsight is 20/20. If you had the opportunity to purchase sock in something before it went big (think Apple, Google, Amazon, Starbucks) would you?

What if I told you that you could do that today: that you could invest in a business opportunity with a proven track record, that was about to explode?

Timing is so critical, and missed opportunities are often times more expensive than the ones you take.

[BS MLM company] will be announcing something HUGE on [date], and the time to join is now!

How is a company that treads the EXACT SAME ground as dozens of others comparable to the groundbreakers cited? And the time to invest in those companies was BEFORE they had a proven track record, but you could have also invested in something else that seemed the same but fell apart. That's just gambling.
I don't know, I'd be game for anything that actually keeps my feet warm in the winter.  I have wool socks that sometimes don't do the job.  Where do I sign up for these exclusive socks?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4176 on: April 07, 2016, 10:57:03 AM »
Yeah this gets me. I can completely understand someone's anger at the sheer immorality and possible illegality of Wall Street's actions (or their utter disregard for anything but their own wallets) or if he/she lost a job due to the recession*, but the idea that someone lost money is a red herring. If you were invested in a broad index fund yes you you're funds would have lost value during the collapse, but they recovered within a year or two. I know quite a few people that had cash that bought a bunch of good stocks because they were on a 'fire sale.'

That went both ways; I know a few people who were close to retirement age at the time who pulled their money out at the bottom of the market and stuck it into cash and CDs, missing out on the entire recovery. Bummer.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4177 on: April 07, 2016, 10:58:38 AM »
What do you mean? I thought capitalism is all about survival of the fittest. If a company is poisoning people, there's no need for the government to get involved, people will simply stop doing business with the company and they'll adapt to market pressure. Also there should be no protections against sexual harassment and child labor, for the same reasons.

/s

Hey, I remember you! You were the one reading _Atlas Shrugged_ in our junior high study hall!

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« Reply #4178 on: April 07, 2016, 11:39:03 AM »
What do you mean? I thought capitalism is all about survival of the fittest. If a company is poisoning people, there's no need for the government to get involved, people will simply stop doing business with the company and they'll adapt to market pressure. Also there should be no protections against sexual harassment and child labor, for the same reasons.

/s

Hey, I remember you! You were the one reading _Atlas Shrugged_ in our junior high study hall!

That sounds about right. O man, if only the government treated businesses like Ayn Rand wanted. Maybe then airlines would run on time, safety regulations would be meaningless because Readon Steel would be flawless and perfect each and every time.

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« Reply #4179 on: April 07, 2016, 12:08:05 PM »
Somebody on my facebook posted something like "It's not even worth getting this 1$ raise since the fuckers at the IRS is just going to screw me now that I'm in the 15% bracket I might as well have not gotten a raise in the first place."

It bothered me mostly that he was so angry without even looking into it at all, than that he had the misunderstanding, since I know it's a common thing for people to not get.

Somebody beat me to explaining how it actually works though, so that's good.

That was my (Republican IRS appointee) federal income tax professor's pet peeve.  Until we have 101% marginal rates, earning more money is always a good thing.

Yup, it's amazing how stupid can be. I recall reading about people that wanted to avoid being in the highest bracket around the time Obama was elected and so would work to keep their salary a hair under the limit, failing to realize that going over it didn't mean that the tax rate would hit only the amount above the threshold. My question to them is, how the hell are you earning that much if you are too dumb to understand a simple tax fact?

I've been working to keep our household income below the next bracket.  I understand how marginal tax rates work, but the more I work, the more marginal utility my free time has and the less marginal utility my net income has (due to increased tax rates and not really needing more money)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4180 on: April 07, 2016, 08:44:07 PM »
From my #1 crazy FB friend:

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They say hindsight is 20/20. If you had the opportunity to purchase sock in something before it went big (think Apple, Google, Amazon, Starbucks) would you?

What if I told you that you could do that today: that you could invest in a business opportunity with a proven track record, that was about to explode?

Timing is so critical, and missed opportunities are often times more expensive than the ones you take.

[BS MLM company] will be announcing something HUGE on [date], and the time to join is now!

How is a company that treads the EXACT SAME ground as dozens of others comparable to the groundbreakers cited? And the time to invest in those companies was BEFORE they had a proven track record, but you could have also invested in something else that seemed the same but fell apart. That's just gambling.

People who write stuff like this are going to burn for eternity. Purposefully deceiving weak-minded people must be the worst sin there is.

In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4181 on: April 07, 2016, 09:14:59 PM »
From my #1 crazy FB friend:

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They say hindsight is 20/20. If you had the opportunity to purchase sock in something before it went big (think Apple, Google, Amazon, Starbucks) would you?

What if I told you that you could do that today: that you could invest in a business opportunity with a proven track record, that was about to explode?

Timing is so critical, and missed opportunities are often times more expensive than the ones you take.

[BS MLM company] will be announcing something HUGE on [date], and the time to join is now!

How is a company that treads the EXACT SAME ground as dozens of others comparable to the groundbreakers cited? And the time to invest in those companies was BEFORE they had a proven track record, but you could have also invested in something else that seemed the same but fell apart. That's just gambling.

People who write stuff like this are going to burn for eternity. Purposefully deceiving weak-minded people must be the worst sin there is.

In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4182 on: April 08, 2016, 07:59:35 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4183 on: April 08, 2016, 08:07:17 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?


And people who take up the bus seat next to them with their bag. And manspreaders.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4184 on: April 08, 2016, 08:39:20 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?


And people who take up the bus seat next to them with their bag. And manspreaders.

My bottom rung of hell is filled with people who write in library books.

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« Reply #4185 on: April 08, 2016, 08:52:02 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?


And people who take up the bus seat next to them with their bag. And manspreaders.

My bottom rung of hell is filled with people who write in library books.

People who lean their entire body against the subway pole (if it's crowded).  I take special pleasure in wedging my knuckles in under their spine while pointedly grasping the pole.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4186 on: April 08, 2016, 10:41:38 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4187 on: April 08, 2016, 10:45:19 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.
fuck, that's mean man.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4188 on: April 08, 2016, 11:21:15 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4189 on: April 08, 2016, 11:26:55 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

Not in my state. 13-year-old parents aren't that unusual here.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4190 on: April 08, 2016, 11:44:13 AM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

Not in my state. 13-year-old parents aren't that unusual here.

But to have the child asking full questions about Firefly, I think we're dealing with at least a 3 year old, so the parents would have to have been 10 when said child was born. Not impossible, but very unlikely.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4191 on: April 08, 2016, 01:10:51 PM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

Do I need to explain to you what the chain-of-command is?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4192 on: April 08, 2016, 01:38:08 PM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

Do I need to explain to you what the chain-of-command is?

I might tell you to sit down.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4193 on: April 08, 2016, 01:43:43 PM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

Do I need to explain to you what the chain-of-command is?

I might tell you to sit down.

That might be a tad difficult as I have a home-made standing workstation ;-).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4194 on: April 08, 2016, 05:38:14 PM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

I work in an inner city public hospital maternity ward. That ain't no exaggeration.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4195 on: April 08, 2016, 06:14:58 PM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

I work in an inner city public hospital maternity ward. That ain't no exaggeration.

My aunt (the OB GYN nurse) has had bowls of condoms on her coffee table at her kids' parties for as long as I can remember.  Of course both of her kids were parents before they hit 20 anyway... but they were not 13.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4196 on: April 08, 2016, 07:39:35 PM »
In a very special level of hell, with child molesters and people who talk at the theater?

So there was kissing, how.....special.

Y'all are my kind of people.
There are humans alive today whose parents weren't yet born when Firefly was cancelled. If they asked their parents what you were referencing the parents would reply "ask Grandpa".

Just saying.

Firefly was cancelled in 2003. A wee bit of exaggeration there.

Not in my state. 13-year-old parents aren't that unusual here.

But to have the child asking full questions about Firefly, I think we're dealing with at least a 3 year old, so the parents would have to have been 10 when said child was born. Not impossible, but very unlikely.
Yeah but if the parent was 3 when Firefly was cancelled then they'd still say "ask grandpa". Was making two separate points though. Point still stands. Maybe it's time to let it go. (((

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4197 on: April 08, 2016, 10:07:48 PM »
He bought in to the whole "frequency" thing and purchased a very expensive box which he put on the back of his (very expensive) sports car's driver's seat.

The box was supposed to "negate" the negative frequency caused by driving.  When his nephew (an M.Eng.) asked him what was in the box, he explained that you would negate the effects if you opened the box, so he just trusted in it.

Sadly, this reminded me of the concept of buying carbon-offsets. There's a "King of the Hill" episode where the boys sell carbon offset, one person buys one and then thinks, "This makes up for the 45 minute showers I take daily, it's my ME time."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4198 on: April 13, 2016, 09:15:05 AM »
Recently read a very public facebook fight between a woman I grew up with and her husband.  She mentions how she doesn't get the support she needs and it's frustrating that she is the only one stressing about paying for tooth paste, toilet paper, putting food on the table, and fertility treatments.

Excuse me??  You can't afford food, toilet, paper, and tooth paste.  You are immature enough to have a horrible fight with your husband over facebook, but you want to bring a baby into this world??  Come on.  If you can't afford food, you aren't gonna be even close to affording a baby.  How about you get your finances together before you bring another human into the situation. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4199 on: April 13, 2016, 12:32:30 PM »
Recently read a very public facebook fight between a woman I grew up with and her husband.  She mentions how she doesn't get the support she needs and it's frustrating that she is the only one stressing about paying for tooth paste, toilet paper, putting food on the table, and fertility treatments.

Excuse me??  You can't afford food, toilet, paper, and tooth paste.  You are immature enough to have a horrible fight with your husband over facebook, but you want to bring a baby into this world??  Come on.  If you can't afford food, you aren't gonna be even close to affording a baby.  How about you get your finances together before you bring another human into the situation.

If she's having this fight with her husband, she's not going to get pregnant anyway! Unless there's a side dude.