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June 26 2015
Fox News are going crazy about the thought of transgender students using women’s bathrooms in high school. Um, guys, we live in a time where high school students get specific training for what to do if a nutcase with a semi-automatic shows up and starts killing everyone. No one really gives a shit about bathrooms. Unless it’s a good place to hide from a gunman.
“ Judge: a law student who marks his own papers. ”— H. L. Mencken
Redditor pimpofpixels took a self-portrait photo of a man wearing a rather awesome pug t-shirt and used the magic of photoshop to transform him into…wait for it…Pugman!
You can even see how it was done here.
What on earth did we all do with our time before the advent of the internet?
Al Nitak points to the Great Pyramid.
The gods left many signs using mathematics and astronomy, especially those signs built into the Great Pyramid. Robert Bauval discovered that the three enigmatic Giza pyramids are aligned the same as the three stars forming the belt of the constellation of Orion, the sign of Osiris, the most important of the early Egyptian gods. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics record the extensive preparations for the Pharaohs to make the dangerous journey to join Osiris in Orion. The illustration shows that Al Nitak corresponds to the Great Pyramid. The Egyptian god Thoth taught that as in heaven, so on earth. The gods are pointing to Al Nitak and Sirius for reasons now known only by the gods.
Using Archaeoastronomy, Bauval calculates that 10,450BC is the time when the Orion belt and Al Nitak are lowest on the horizon. That is also the date with the best match between the orientation of the Giza Pyramids and the Orion belt, and start of the Mayan Third Age of Man as one of the last three times the gods have visited Earth in mass. Plato and Cayce recorded that 10.500 BC is one of the date of the destruction of Atlantis. Physical and mythical signs show that extraterrestrial gods periodically intervene in human physical and cultural evolution.
“ Before, we had crimes that oppressed us; Now, we have laws that oppress us. ”— Tacitus (56 B.C.)
Or that people spent 30 billion dollars they didn’t have to begin with.
I’m sorry but… who doesn’t know what an overdraft is? Is the first commenter 12?
overdraft fees are just another way to punish people for being poor or tight on money.
So, just in case someone doesn’t actually know, your typical overdraft fee works like this - if you have 25 dollars in your account, spend 26 dollars, the bank will process that amount but then charge you a fee of (typically) 35 dollars.
They’re also prone to doing really shady things like, if in the above situation you put in a deposit of 26 dollars to try and cover the amount, they will process the debit before the credit and you’ll still wind up in the hole.
So this isn’t a situation where people are spending 30 billion dollars they didn’t have. It’s a situation where people who literally don’t have the money to spare are being used as a source of profit.
I have worked in banking for years. The commentator above me is correct. The first commentator is an asshole.
Additionally, let’s say your boss is a jackass who constantly bounces checks including your paycheck! And you deposit your paycheck in your bank account without , say, going out of your way to cash it at a check cashing place and paying fees to do so then depositing the cash in your bank account, and your paycheck bounces? Because of bullshit your boss is pulling? YOU get fined. YOU. Even though it’s not your fault. And that fine, which can be $25-50 dollars, can be enough to push your account into overdraft territory! And here’s the best part. If you don’t scrape up the money to pay off the fines, you can start accruing MORE fines! Isn’t that great? Ha haaaa, so much fun!
Also: let’s consider that banks loan money to each other interest free AND get government subsidies, but that it’s virtually impossible for Random Person Off The Street to get a savings account at 2% or more interest while also being advised by innumerable financial advice columns about how fucking great compound interest is and how all they have to do is open a savings account to 5/10/15/some other imaginary percent and they’ll be rolling in the dough come retirement age. Meanwhile, banks are also charge 15+% on credit cards and mortgages and loans.
I’ve had the experience of getting an overdraft fee, then getting another overdraft fee because of the first overdraft fee, and then a third. They dropped two of them when I pointed this out but yeah, they’re stealing money from people who don’t have any, how is this shit legal???
“ A lot of people who cover world affairs from Washington are basically stupid. They often know absolutely nothing about the subjects or the cultures they are reporting on; there’s this kind of too-cool-for-school mentality among the older ones, imagining there’s nothing they haven’t seen before. These people are pretty desperate and they should be ashamed, most probably, of how much complacency and ignorance they have brought into the world. But that’s that. Everyone’s so frightened of the national press corps in America that pulling the rug from underneath their sorry, negligent arses hardly seems an option. They don’t listen and they would be insulted to have to question their own categories. ”— Julian Assange, in ‘The Unauthorised Autobiography’, p.190
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