Notice when you check the terms of a credit card

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Re: Notice when you check the terms of a credit card

Postby Vermonster » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:43 pm

Welcome to Congress, where random shit makes it into larger bills because it would never stand on its own. Also where 'patriot' and 'freedom' tend to mean the exact opposite.
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Re: Notice when you check the terms of a credit card

Postby MemberSince99 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:11 am

Everything politicians do these days is a cynical "1984" style parody when they name acts like "Freedom" and "Patriot" but the whole "Healthy Forests" was not about forests and so on. If they created a bill that would force old people into euthanasia, they would call it the "Great American Retirement Savings and Security" act or some such nonsense. If they created a bill that forced children into slavery they'd call it the "Youth Full Employment and Job Satisfaction" act. I just go by the rule that the more nonsense terms they throw into it, the more the average Joe gets boned, and I tend to assume it does exactly the opposite of whatever it claims to do, just like in "1984", and that rule works fairly well quite a bit.

Cynical a little? Yep. Been watching this government in action far too long to believe in it. We're screwed and we know it. Even my mom who believes the BS propaganda admits we are in big trouble and just hopes she's dead before it hits the fan. That says a lot to me. Actually I feel about the same way. I can't change this BS or really do anything about it, so I just hope I'm gone when it all blows up and the chickens come home to roost. Maybe the younger generation will be able to take back this country from the criminals that currently run it into the ground for their own benefit and restore it so it actually means what's in the Constitution instead of that just being a damn piece of paper, or whatever our "leaders" (and I use that term loosely here) think it is.

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Re: Notice when you check the terms of a credit card

Postby takeshi » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:18 am

MemberSince99 wrote:However, does anyone with an IQ higher than their age SERIOUSLY believe this has anything at all to do with the great, never-ending "War on Terror"?

That justification is used for a lot of things. If you want another example take a look at the security theater of the TSA. Security experts said long ago and well before the recent reports that what they were doing was ineffective and just for show. It's really no different than the old "think of the children!" emotional tug.

IQ isn't the issue (and even smart people do dumb things). It's all about what the masses are willing to accept and most of them don't pay much attention to what's going on. Look at what domestic "news" covers versus international news.

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