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  1. dtg755's Avatar
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    I read today that a guy was charged 23 quadrillion dollars after charging a meal on his visa card...that's a huge error...how would you react to seeing that on your statement?
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    The Associated Press: NH man charged 23 quadrillion dollars for smokes


    "Bank of America tells WMUR-TV only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa, in turn, referred questions to the bank."

    Love it....
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    Just a theory that's probably not even accurate as it doesn't completely line up, however. Could $23,148,855,308,184,500 have been a credit card number mistakenly typed instead? 2314 8855 3081 8450 (extra zero left off)
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    Are there any credit card numbers that start with 2?

    Visa 4, MC 5, Amex 3, Discover 6 <- I think
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    Then maybe chop off the two (possibly used as a POS option to charge to credit of the next transaction)? 3148 8553 0818 4500 I am totally guessing now... and trying to pin a credit card number... probably not a good idea; I'll stop now
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    These days, it was probably only $1.99 for the pack of smokes itself, and $23,148,855,308,184,498.01 in various taxes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedferret View Post
    Then maybe chop off the two (possibly used as a POS option to charge to credit of the next transaction)? 3148 8553 0818 4500 I am totally guessing now... and trying to pin a credit card number... probably not a good idea; I'll stop now
    stop that!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbennett View Post
    These days, it was probably only $1.99 for the pack of smokes itself, and $23,148,855,308,184,498.01 in various taxes...
    no kidding. marlboro cartons went from $27 to $50 this month in FL
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    I read somewhere 4 people had a similar experience.
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    That's how health care is going to be paid for.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    Do you think he quit smoking after that?

    Chris
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    Quadrillion? How many zeros is that?
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    laugh at the large number now, kids. Obama will be pushing our deficit in this range soon, at the pace he's spending.
    The Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micael View Post
    laugh at the large number now, kids. Obama will be pushing our deficit in this range soon, at the pace he's spending.
    I'm sure you're a nice guy and you strike me as very intelligent, so I hope you don't take this as an attack on you, but why is everything from you an attack on Obama? Is 6 months really a long enough stay in office to be blamed for all of the USA's problems; long enough to reasonably expect that everything should be fixed by now? Is he the one that squandered the budget surplus of the '90s? Oh, no, wait- don't tell me, it was Clinton's fault even though the last administration initiated by choice (not necessity) a modern day Vietnam and set the precedent of massive stimulus packages (although they insisted on minimal to zero government oversight) to pull the country out of this mess while the top 1% ran laughing all the way to the bank.

    Would the country be better off having done nothing but continuing to provide loopholes and tax breaks for the ultra wealthy while the economy collapsed? Let's visit , the one source of truth and righteousness on this planet, to find the answers! Even those hurt most by the policies of the last administration seem to gobble up these half-truths, non-facts, and theoretical suppositions and repeat them loudly and frequently.

    Your posts on this forum have motivated me to make yet another donation to Organizing for America. I encourage other like-minded individuals who tire of rebuking/debating this kind of stuff at every turn to do so as well and help get the message out to a larger audience. Organizing for America
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    just upping my post count... so I can reply to the PMs in my inbox. Wish I could have a community member 'endorse' me or something, so I don't have to waste all this time/space.

    My apologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nullity View Post
    I'm sure you're a nice guy and you strike me as very intelligent, so I hope you don't take this as an attack on you, but why is everything from you an attack on Obama? Is 6 months really a long enough stay in office to be blamed for all of the USA's problems; long enough to reasonably expect that everything should be fixed by now? Is he the one that squandered the budget surplus of the '90s? Oh, no, wait- don't tell me, it was Clinton's fault even though the last administration initiated by choice (not necessity) a modern day Vietnam and set the precedent of massive stimulus packages (although they insisted on minimal to zero government oversight) to pull the country out of this mess while the top 1% ran laughing all the way to the bank.

    Would the country be better off having done nothing but continuing to provide loopholes and tax breaks for the ultra wealthy while the economy collapsed? Let's visit , the one source of truth and righteousness on this planet, to find the answers! Even those hurt most by the policies of the last administration seem to gobble up these half-truths, non-facts, and theoretical suppositions and repeat them loudly and frequently.

    Your posts on this forum have motivated me to make yet another donation to Organizing for America. I encourage other like-minded individuals who tire of rebuking/debating this kind of stuff at every turn to do so as well and help get the message out to a larger audience. Organizing for America
    I'm sure you're a nice guy, and appear to be intelligent (other than jumping out of plane, I'm guessing the plane was still okay?), but why is every post of yours defending Obama or acting like the guy can do no wrong? The man came into office with practically no experience running anything. I really am not surprised at what is going on...but....this is what people voted for. Any time the guy gets off his prompter, he behaves rather "stupidly".

    Just because he inherited a bad situation doesn't mean he is excused from making bad decisions going forward. Besides, you liberals blame everything on the Republicans anyway (of course Barney Frank is innocent), so really not a big surprise. Let's all just hold hands and sing Kumbaya....and everything will work out. Now....send another donation to your socialistic committee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nullity View Post
    I'm sure you're a nice guy and you strike me as very intelligent, so I hope you don't take this as an attack on you, but why is everything from you an attack on Obama?
    Hey nullity. Thanks for taking the time to write that. But to be truthful, the post of mine that you chose to respond to was a jest. I guess I struck a chord, but I didn't intend to offend.

    That said, my critique was with regards to the deficit, and I don't blame Obama for all of our problems. And I know that both sides have contributed to this mess, over the last decade or so, to include Bush, Clinton, and Congress. I promise - I only blame him for the problems that I see him creating (like this healthcare fiasco), or continuing (like the bailouts and "stimulus spending").
    The Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

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