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Old 07-15-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Of course these things happen from time to time. When Mr Muszynski checked his statement he found a $23 quadrillion debit and a $15 overdraft fee.

Man's Debit Card Charged $23 Quadrillion, Plus $15 Overdraft Fee - Money News Story - WMUR Manchester

I like this part: "WMUR News 9 contacted Bank of America about the statement mishap, but representatives said the card issuer, Visa, could only answer questions. Visa, in turn, recommended that WMUR News 9 contact the bank." Luckily they had each other to point to.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Geech, I wish I had just 10% of that kind of Debt..I' be Packing My Bags and Taking the Debt Items I bought and leaving on my Yacht to the Islands were they can't come get me..

An Army Buddy of Mine went to Canada after getting out in the late 60's, he left there 3 yrs later after running up over $165k in Debts and moving each item ( Cars, Boat, etc) back to the USA over a Yr's time and then he bailed and came home for good.. and they couldn't come after him either.. He used the $ ( about $80k after selling everything) to buy a Franchise an now owns 6 KFC's..!

When the Wife Got Cancer? We ran up all the CC's to the max and then some, we knew we were going to go into bankruptcy from the Medical Bills anyway..
Gave her just about everything she ever wanted from Clothes, Fur Coat to taking several Trips... After She Died, I filed banktruptcy and started over.. The CC debts totaled over $55k back in the Mid 80's...btwn 11 cards.. just paying the Interest on them along the way..and I sold alot of the stuff afterwards and had over $15k to start over with...

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Geech, I wish I had just 10% of that kind of Debt..I' be Packing My Bags and Taking the Debt Items I bought and leaving on my Yacht to the Islands were they can't come get me..

An Army Buddy of Mine went to Canada after getting out in the late 60's, he left there 3 yrs later after running up over $165k in Debts and moving each item ( Cars, Boat, etc) back to the USA over a Yr's time and then he bailed and came home for good.. and they couldn't come after him either.. He used the $ ( about $80k after selling everything) to buy a Franchise an now owns 6 KFC's..!

When the Wife Got Cancer? We ran up all the CC's to the max and then some, we knew we were going to go into bankruptcy from the Medical Bills anyway..
Gave her just about everything she ever wanted from Clothes, Fur Coat to taking several Trips... After She Died, I filed banktruptcy and started over.. The CC debts totaled over $55k back in the Mid 80's...btwn 11 cards.. just paying the Interest on them along the way..and I sold alot of the stuff afterwards and had over $15k to start over with...

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So you are admitting you are a thief....
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I bet you that the clerk had input the amount due AND the debit card number.... so I wonder if his card is now compromised
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Wow, that's more than I make in a month!!

(the $15, I mean.)
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So you are admitting you are a thief....
Why shouldn't he admit it? After all, running up a MASSIVE, unconscionable debt that someone else (i.e., you and me) will have to pay later is exactly what the U.S. government is doing.

Can you say "one-time (ha ha) wealth tax on anybody with more than $100,000 net worth"?

It's coming.
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Committing fraud is "working the system?" I guess Madoff was just "working the system" too?
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Some might call it "working the system".
Some might, but most would just call it stealing.
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Why shouldn't he admit it? After all, running up a MASSIVE, unconscionable debt that someone else (i.e., you and me) will have to pay later is exactly what the U.S. government is doing.

Can you say "one-time (ha ha) wealth tax on anybody with more than $100,000 net worth"?

It's coming.
Not the same... they are not 'stealing' it... we vote in the politicians and we decide what we want from them... they deliver... maybe you do not like what they do, but it is not flat out fraud...

And the gvmt is not asking you and me to pay the massive debt... they will leave that to our children and grand children.... your share you pased on so far this year is over $3,300...
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Can you say "one-time (ha ha) wealth tax on anybody with more than $100,000 net worth"?

It's coming.
Never happen, there are far too many people in that category to permit it. Far too many with $1M net worth to permit it at that level. Your elected reps blow with the electoral winds -- they are not suicidal. Proposals to raise taxes (like the current ones in the House health reform bill) hit the upper 2% of earners. For those couples making $350k it is (currently) a 1% increase. It doesn't get up to 5% until income is $1M+. Maybe that will get some of our investment back from Goldman Sachs. After we bailed them out, they are reporting the best quarter ever. They will distribute salary and bonuses averaging $600K for all 28k employees. Many of them will get multiple $millions.
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When the Wife Got Cancer? We ran up all the CC's to the max and then some, we knew we were going to go into bankruptcy from the Medical Bills anyway..
Gave her just about everything she ever wanted from Clothes, Fur Coat to taking several Trips... After She Died, I filed banktruptcy and started over.. The CC debts totaled over $55k back in the Mid 80's...btwn 11 cards.. just paying the Interest on them along the way..and I sold alot of the stuff afterwards and had over $15k to start over with...

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I'm truly sorry about your wife's passing away, Dennis, but I don't think your actions really gave her "everything she (and you) wanted" (would that not have been a cure?). Stuff is just stuff.
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When I looked at the title of this thread, I didn't know how to say it.
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I'm sure you meant well in describing your ordeal with cancer and your financial decisions to knowingly run up bills you had no intention of paying, but I don't know if I'm more upset by the fact you deliberately stole from all those who had to pick up your tab, or the smug attitude in telling us about it. The first is clearly a crime. The second is unfathomable.

I am very sorry for your loss. I'll try to assume that was a mitigating factor.
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$23 quad? Hmm...I think I mighta asked for a refund and cashed out the account.
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$23 quad? Hmm...I think I mighta asked for a refund and cashed out the account.
Hmmm... $23 quad overdraft... and a $23 quad refund leaves you at zero... not a lot to cash out...
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Geech, I wish I had just 10% of that kind of Debt..I' be Packing My Bags and Taking the Debt Items I bought and leaving on my Yacht to the Islands were they can't come get me..

An Army Buddy of Mine went to Canada after getting out in the late 60's, he left there 3 yrs later after running up over $165k in Debts and moving each item ( Cars, Boat, etc) back to the USA over a Yr's time and then he bailed and came home for good.. and they couldn't come after him either.. He used the $ ( about $80k after selling everything) to buy a Franchise an now owns 6 KFC's..!

When the Wife Got Cancer? We ran up all the CC's to the max and then some, we knew we were going to go into bankruptcy from the Medical Bills anyway..
Gave her just about everything she ever wanted from Clothes, Fur Coat to taking several Trips... After She Died, I filed banktruptcy and started over.. The CC debts totaled over $55k back in the Mid 80's...btwn 11 cards.. just paying the Interest on them along the way..and I sold alot of the stuff afterwards and had over $15k to start over with...

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I bet your wife would be really proud of you.

Sorry for your losses- wife, conscience, and honest friends.
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I'd incur some real difficulty paying off my balance that month should my DC totals ever reach the 17 digit range.
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I'd incur some real difficulty paying off my balance that month should my DC totals ever reach the 17 digit range.
But you could stooze that in a one-month CD and still earn enough to ER on... talk about leverage!
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We ran up all the CC's to the max and then some, we knew we were going to go into bankruptcy from the Medical Bills anyway. I sold alot of the stuff afterwards and had over $15k to start over with...
And ... you're ... proud of this?

Wow. Just .... wow.
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Geech, ...
An Army Buddy of Mine went to Canada after getting out in the late 60's, he left there 3 yrs later after running up over $165k in Debts and moving each item ( Cars, Boat, etc) back to the USA over a Yr's time and then he bailed and came home for good.. and they couldn't come after him either.. He used the $ ( about $80k after selling everything) to buy a Franchise an now owns 6 KFC's..!
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For far too much of this attitude check out the Fat Wallet forum. Also plenty on there about returning plasma tvs to Costco every 6 months to keep having the newest model at no cost - hey! it's Costco's program, take advantage of it!
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