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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#87953 Jul 2, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
A started talking to her crazy ex again a couple of weeks ago so we'll be double dating this holiday. Jasper never met him (I don't remember, did we have a code name? I don't want to call him J, it's too confusing)
It's too confusing already. Didn't you and Jasper break up? Is there another Jasper? Now you're tossing A and D into the mix. Wasn't there some idiot named edog in there somewhere? I've already lost track of who's who. I'll need a flow chart or a legend key or something.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#87954 Jul 2, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>It's too confusing already. Didn't you and Jasper break up? Is there another Jasper? Now you're tossing A and D into the mix. Wasn't there some idiot named edog in there somewhere? I've already lost track of who's who. I'll need a flow chart or a legend key or something.
Haha! See what I mean?

No new Jasper. The guy A is dating (again) is also a J though. And D is my current boyfriend.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#87955 Jul 2, 2013
So this story got on my nerves.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/socialit...

Not the story itself, but the overal reaction in the comments. Basically, rich couple senging kid to private school gets scammed by the school in charity acution.

Couple wanted to bid on some finger paint item. Told the school to just bid for them until they won. They figured it would go no more than 3k. Only it went to $50K. And it went to $50k only because a school administrator instructed a teacher to keep bidding it up.

Most of the comments on the board seem to be from a bunch of losers with wealth envy. Saying it was their fault for being so stupid as to allow the school to bid for them and not put a ceiling on their bid. Sure. If ther was some LEGITIMATE bidding going on and it went higher than they wanted to pay, I'd say too bad. But they got scammed by the school. The school they are already paying $39K in tuition to. The school that they bought a bunch of stuff for to donate to the charity auction. The scool that they were trying to donate more to in the form of bidding on a fingerpaint picture. Sounds to me like a nice couple with a lot of money that don't deserve to get taken advantage of any more than a middle class couple getting screwed out of $150. Just surprised me to see how many people acted like they deserved it and it was their fault for not being more protective of their bid. ie: not trusting the school that they were already donating a bunch to.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#87956 Jul 2, 2013
And here's another one that annoyed me.

http://consumerist.com/2013/07/02/att-took-aw...

Dude upgraded his phone and ATT mistakenly changed him from the unlimited data plan to a 3GB plan AND raised his rate. He did not notice for over 3 months. ATT says too bad. We don't make adjustments like that after 90 days.

I think 90 days is more than sufficient. You get 3 phone bills and don't notice its higher than what you were paying? Sorry, but its your fault for not checking your bill. You can't go back to a department store and claim they put the wrong item in your bag and charged you extra for it after 3 months. But that's not the part that annoyed me. This is:

"I have a full-time job and two young children. I donít have time to check every bill, "

Wow. What a unique situation you are in. It would be silly to expect someone living thru such rare circumstances to actually pay attention to the bills he's paying. Its obviously not your fault.

FLUCK YOU, AZZHOLE!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87957 Jul 2, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
So this story got on my nerves.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/socialit...
Not the story itself, but the overal reaction in the comments. Basically, rich couple senging kid to private school gets scammed by the school in charity acution.
Couple wanted to bid on some finger paint item. Told the school to just bid for them until they won. They figured it would go no more than 3k. Only it went to $50K. And it went to $50k only because a school administrator instructed a teacher to keep bidding it up.
Most of the comments on the board seem to be from a bunch of losers with wealth envy. Saying it was their fault for being so stupid as to allow the school to bid for them and not put a ceiling on their bid. Sure. If ther was some LEGITIMATE bidding going on and it went higher than they wanted to pay, I'd say too bad. But they got scammed by the school. The school they are already paying $39K in tuition to. The school that they bought a bunch of stuff for to donate to the charity auction. The scool that they were trying to donate more to in the form of bidding on a fingerpaint picture. Sounds to me like a nice couple with a lot of money that don't deserve to get taken advantage of any more than a middle class couple getting screwed out of $150. Just surprised me to see how many people acted like they deserved it and it was their fault for not being more protective of their bid. ie: not trusting the school that they were already donating a bunch to.
Using eBay for comparison, they do not permit straw-man or shill bidding by the person who has put the item up for auction. No reputable auction house allows that. My husband collects things and goes to collectible auctions a lot so I am reasonably familiar with this sort of story.
The parents were stupid for not putting a cap on their bid. The school was deceptive by using the administrator as a shill to bid up the amount.

As far as I am concerned, it is a $50,000 lesson, but the school wil no doubt lose a student and will be justifiably bad-mouthed.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87958 Jul 2, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
So this story got on my nerves.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/socialit...
Not the story itself, but the overal reaction in the comments. Basically, rich couple senging kid to private school gets scammed by the school in charity acution.
Couple wanted to bid on some finger paint item. Told the school to just bid for them until they won. They figured it would go no more than 3k. Only it went to $50K. And it went to $50k only because a school administrator instructed a teacher to keep bidding it up.
Most of the comments on the board seem to be from a bunch of losers with wealth envy. Saying it was their fault for being so stupid as to allow the school to bid for them and not put a ceiling on their bid. Sure. If ther was some LEGITIMATE bidding going on and it went higher than they wanted to pay, I'd say too bad. But they got scammed by the school. The school they are already paying $39K in tuition to. The school that they bought a bunch of stuff for to donate to the charity auction. The scool that they were trying to donate more to in the form of bidding on a fingerpaint picture. Sounds to me like a nice couple with a lot of money that don't deserve to get taken advantage of any more than a middle class couple getting screwed out of $150. Just surprised me to see how many people acted like they deserved it and it was their fault for not being more protective of their bid. ie: not trusting the school that they were already donating a bunch to.
ITA and even their willingness to pony up a few grand for a worthless item says they likely are more than generous with this school.$50K? F that.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87959 Jul 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
The parents were stupid for not putting a cap on their bid. The school was deceptive by using the administrator as a shill to bid up the amount.
As far as I am concerned, it is a $50,000 lesson, but the school wil no doubt lose a student and will be justifiably bad-mouthed.
I agree with all of this.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87960 Jul 2, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
And here's another one that annoyed me.
http://consumerist.com/2013/07/02/att-took-aw...
Dude upgraded his phone and ATT mistakenly changed him from the unlimited data plan to a 3GB plan AND raised his rate. He did not notice for over 3 months. ATT says too bad. We don't make adjustments like that after 90 days.
I think 90 days is more than sufficient. You get 3 phone bills and don't notice its higher than what you were paying? Sorry, but its your fault for not checking your bill. You can't go back to a department store and claim they put the wrong item in your bag and charged you extra for it after 3 months. But that's not the part that annoyed me. This is:
"I have a full-time job and two young children. I donít have time to check every bill, "
Wow. What a unique situation you are in. It would be silly to expect someone living thru such rare circumstances to actually pay attention to the bills he's paying. Its obviously not your fault.
FLUCK YOU, AZZHOLE!
ITA again. Stop being so reasonable, mofo!

I have to ask... does your reasonableness -- your ability to voice an opinion different from the knee-jerk reaction of the group, and to get at least one of us going, "Oh, well, okay, I can see that side of things when you put it that way."

Does that ever drive your wife nuts?

When Nick and I agree on anything but music, when one of us looks it up (usually me), I'm almost always wrong with him. Otherwise in factual debates, I'm typically right (based a lot on having a really good memory for what i've read and hear d-- often, anyway). But damn. It gets old, Nick always being right!(and he loves it)

Since: Jan 10

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#87961 Jul 2, 2013
Actually, I don't think I've ever called edog a "homophoboe." I don't throw that word around to cover "everybody who doesn't agree with equal rights for gay people." To me, it has a more specific meaning, involving a more extreme reaction (perhaps even physical, but over the top in any case) to gay-related issues/topcis.

Edog's a bigot. But he's no homophobe.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87962 Jul 2, 2013
We're watching "Tattoo Nightmares" on Spike. I feel slightly more confident about my life decisions now. It's all cover ups of bad tats.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#87963 Jul 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Using eBay for comparison, they do not permit straw-man or shill bidding by the person who has put the item up for auction. No reputable auction house allows that. My husband collects things and goes to collectible auctions a lot so I am reasonably familiar with this sort of story.
The parents were stupid for not putting a cap on their bid. The school was deceptive by using the administrator as a shill to bid up the amount.
As far as I am concerned, it is a $50,000 lesson, but the school wil no doubt lose a student and will be justifiably bad-mouthed.
Would it have been wise to put a cap on it? Sure. But they were willing to spend a few grand. They had no reason to think the school that they were already being extremely generous with was going to put the screws to them. Like I said, if there was some other legitimate bidder who was trying to buy the same thing, then I would not feel bad for them. But that's not what happened. They were the victims of deliberate fraud.

Since: Jan 10

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#87964 Jul 2, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Would it have been wise to put a cap on it? Sure. But they were willing to spend a few grand. They had no reason to think the school that they were already being extremely generous with was going to put the screws to them. Like I said, if there was some other legitimate bidder who was trying to buy the same thing, then I would not feel bad for them. But that's not what happened. They were the victims of deliberate fraud.
ITA. Very shitty. I missed the part about the school rep getting them into the bidding war -- I just thought it was the person bidding on the parent's behalf. Now I see that I was wrong.

Since: Jan 10

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#87965 Jul 2, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
We're watching "Tattoo Nightmares" on Spike. I feel slightly more confident about my life decisions now. It's all cover ups of bad tats.
Ick.

www.ugliesttattoos.com could give a person nightmares.

(I think they got absorbed into the lolcats' website, so the site may not still be working.)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#87966 Jul 3, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#87967 Jul 3, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Actually, I don't think I've ever called edog a "homophoboe." I don't throw that word around to cover "everybody who doesn't agree with equal rights for gay people."
Edog's a bigot. But he's no homophobe.
I haven't kept track of who's called me what, but I commend you for not painting everyone with a broad brush (unlike Tonka, who HAS called me a homophobe, but that's only because he sees things in black and white and doesn't understand there are shades of gray. In his mind, anyone who's opposed to gay marriage MUST be a homophobe.)

But I don't even think I'm a bigot. I've got my views and beliefs, just like everyone else. Just because you don't happen to agree with all of them doesn't mean I deserve a negative label.

Since: Jan 10

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#87968 Jul 3, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I haven't kept track of who's called me what, but I commend you for not painting everyone with a broad brush (unlike Tonka, who HAS called me a homophobe, but that's only because he sees things in black and white and doesn't understand there are shades of gray. In his mind, anyone who's opposed to gay marriage MUST be a homophobe.)
But I don't even think I'm a bigot. I've got my views and beliefs, just like everyone else. Just because you don't happen to agree with all of them doesn't mean I deserve a negative label.
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You want to deny equality under the law based solely on how someone is born. That is bigotry.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#87969 Jul 3, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>\
You want to deny equality under the law based solely on how someone is born. That is bigotry.
Still think all gays are born that way. That's narrow-mindedness.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87970 Jul 3, 2013
Today is a vacation day, why am I here reading your posts? Thats what I do at work.

Gonna go play in the sunshine now, bye!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87972 Jul 3, 2013
Ok, playing outside costs money, I just blew $300 on fireworks.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#87973 Jul 3, 2013
RACE wrote:
Ok, playing outside costs money, I just blew $300 on fireworks.
I get fireworks and don't have to blow...money.

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