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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

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Monday Jun 30
 
DEAR ABBY: At 2 p.m., July Fourth, I would love nothing better than for all Americans to stop briefly and give our country a ring ... well, THREE rings to be exact.

On July 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the ringing of bells nationwide with the words, "Let's ring freedom bells!" I was a White House aide then, and I vividly recall how exciting it was when bells rang across the nation coast to coast. Since then, many Americans have forgotten to keep the tradition going. Let's start again!

From one American to another, I ask all citizens to help me revive the ringing of bells at 2 p.m. this July Fourth in celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It's easy. Ring a bell, shake your keys, tap a glass or find a bell-ringing app on your smartphone. It will give our country a much-needed sense of unity and connection to our past as one nation, one people.

The Ironworkers, Sheet Metal Workers and Firefighters International Unions of the AFL-CIO, The National Cartoonists Society and Malmark Inc. have joined with No Greater Love in this special celebration of our freedom and the guardians who protect us -- our troops, firefighters and police.

Please, Abby, make your millions of readers aware of this effort. As inscribed on the Liberty Bell, "Let us proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." -- CARMELLA LASPADA, FOUNDER, NO GREATER LOVE

DEAR CARMELLA: I'm glad to help. I agree that shared traditions are the glue that binds us together as a nation. So readers, on July Fourth, take a moment to quietly reflect on what this holiday is all about. Then make a joyful noise and thank God for his blessings on our country and the freedoms we enjoy today. That's the American spirit!

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I share a credit card that was opened under my name. I use it for gas and household or family needs. She uses it for personal things such as buying dolls for her collection.

I was informed that I will no longer be able to use the card after the last statement we got.(I had spent more than $100 on gas for the month.) I feel I am using the card for the purpose for which it was intended. Buying things that aren't for the family but for her personal enjoyment wasn't our agreement.

I'm not sure how to approach her about this without it becoming an argument. She has a spending problem.

I recently found a job, so I contribute financially to the household. This is something that has been thrown in my face every time we talk about money. I want to see the statement so I can compare who spent how much on what, but when I ask to see it, she gets defensive.-- IN THE DARK IN MICHIGAN

DEAR IN THE DARK: If the credit card is in your name, then you are responsible for anything that is purchased with it. The statements are addressed to you, and you have a right to see them. That your fiancee is refusing to show them to you is a sure sign that she has something to hide.

That's why you must take the card away from her to ensure that she isn't putting you into a financial hole you won't be able to dig yourself out of. And because the lady can't seem to control her spending, I'm urging you to think long and hard before marrying her, because after you do, you will be responsible for her debts.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

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Monday Jun 30
 
1- screw you, lady, don't tell me how to celebrate the Fourth

2- dude, you sound like an @zz. Using it for gas is okay, but she's violating some implied rule by using it to buy a doll
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

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Monday Jun 30
 
1: Yawn, America is dead and JFK killed because he was too much of a patriot. RIP

2: Bahaha--really? Let me guess-she talked you into putting it in your name. Dude, it's YOUR name. This is very simple: cancel the darn card, then cancel the shady girlfriend. Oh, and find a spine.

Since: Dec 09

Smalltown, Colorado

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Monday Jun 30
 
LW2 - I've got news for you. She has maxed out the card and doesn't want you to know. Cancel that card immediately!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

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Monday Jun 30
 
1 I always thought that blasting off fireworks was a show of our Unity. Ringing a bell @2 in the afternoon...eh,

2 How did you get a credit card with no job? And now she's telling you that YOU cant use it? Dude you're the Mayor of Doormat city!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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Monday Jun 30
 
Lw2:poosay. The card is in YOUR name and she' telling YOU that you can't use it? Grow a pair.

“...,to wit”

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Monday Jun 30
 
RACE wrote:
1 I always thought that blasting off fireworks was a show of our Unity. Ringing a bell @2 in the afternoon...eh,
2 How did you get a credit card with no job? And now she's telling you that YOU cant use it? Dude you're the Mayor of Doormat city!
2 She got the credit card and put him on it.

I did that with my 13 year old when she went to Spain for language camp. Chase was all over itself to help, even overnighting a card with her name on it-- at their expense.

As the girls got older we discovered that the courtesy cards show up on their creit ratings.

I don't know if he can cancel a card where there are 2 cosigners, but I agree she is playing games and its going against his credit record too. Under teh circumstances he should he his own credit record pulled to see if she has opened other cards with his name on it..

He can get his name off it and he can get the bank to give him information so long as he remains on the card and he should do so ASAP. Just call the issuing bank and talk to the customer service credit card rep or the fraud unit.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

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Monday Jun 30
 
No, the card is his alone

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I share a credit card that was opened under my name.

They physically "Share" the card, but the bills are all his.
PEllen wrote:
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2 She got the credit card and put him on it.
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pde

Bothell, WA

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Monday Jun 30
 
LW2: Dude, if it's in your name, get access to the online statements. Most credit cards have a spend analyzer type thing. Look at what the purchase trends over the past x months has been.

When you realize that she's put you 20 thousand in debt, cry and then cancel the card. And get your rear out of there.

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

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Monday Jun 30
 
L1: Whatever. It wouldn't be a bad thing but I think you should contact the counties and states, not Abby.

L2: Dingbat! Look online. You have a card so you have the account number. If you need anything else to see the statement online call the credit card company and have customer service help you.

Since: Dec 09

Smalltown, Colorado

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Monday Jun 30
 
RACE wrote:
1 I always thought that blasting off fireworks was a show of our Unity. Ringing a bell @2 in the afternoon...eh,
2 How did you get a credit card with no job? And now she's telling you that YOU cant use it? Dude you're the Mayor of Doormat city!
"Mayor of Doormat city" Snort!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

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LW2: SHe TELLS you you can't use YOUR card? She uses it to buy DOLLS? You are too dumb to look up your own account info and get herr OFF the card? Do you NOT see anything wrong with ANY of this? <facepalm>

“I Am Mine”

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LW2: SHe TELLS you you can't use YOUR card? She uses it to buy DOLLS? You are too dumb to look up your own account info and get herr OFF the card? Do you NOT see anything wrong with ANY of this? <facepalm>
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Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

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Monday Jun 30
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
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EXACTLY!!!
Cass

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LW2 - It is a shame that intellectually disabled individuals are not protected from predators better in our society. I understand that IQs can be high enough (say 75 or so) to preclude the possibility of a guardian, but it's just too sad that somebody with severe intellectual limitations can just open a credit account and be manipulated by a con artist with virtual impunity.

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Monday Jun 30
 
RACE wrote:
No, the card is his alone
DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I share a credit card that was opened under my name.
They physically "Share" the card, but the bills are all his.
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If they share both of there names are on it.

If it is in his name, he can call the credit card company and do whatever he wants with the card,statements, authorized persons., credit limits etc. If he does not know that he is toostupid to have a credit card.

I focused on the fact that he has recently got a job.

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