Not having to drive those 15 minutes there and back saved you 64 cents worth of gas. But hey, if you want to spend thousands suing Walmart over a matter as insignificant as this because “muh principles,” be my guest. I’ll be waiting to read your story on Fark.com, tagged “ASININE.”
A distraught influencer poured her heart out in a YouTube video after her Instagram account with 113,000 followers was deleted. While it’s difficult to fault anyone for being upset about losing such a viable income stream, it’s the way she expressed her devastation that is getting so many people ticked off.
Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you’ve probably felt a little self-conscious every once in a while. It’s filled with people who can do yoga better than you. People are always starting screenplays on $2,000 MacBooks in fancy coffee shops. Their workouts are better than yours and their skincare routine is 100 percent on point and they always manage to find the best lighting and have way fuller hair than you ever will.
For many influencers, their “jobs” are better than yours, too.
We’ve all seen those travel Instagram accounts where people are amassing hundreds, if not thousands of followers every week by simply chronicling their glamorous vacations. After they start hitting big numbers, that’s when the monetization happens. They get free clothes, free lodging at hotels, and free meals at restaurants simply by posting about their experiences. Then there are the sponsored posts they get paid directly for.
And when the gravy train is derailed, something like this happens:
Sympathy? By about eighteen to one, YouTube viewers say not only no, but hell, no. Instagram later claimed that the account was deleted “in error,” which is probably why the aggrieved young lady left that video in place.
One morning back in February, Paul Scott tippy-toed into the Senate before session and unscrewed a roller on Carri Hicks’s chair. He also hid her microphone. There’s no word on if he put tape under her mouse, or encased her stapler in Jell-O.
Later that morning, when Hicks arrived for work and attempted to take her seat, the chair gave way, causing Carri to fall to the floor. Startled, confused and hoping she didn’t just flash the world in her dress, she left the Senate chambers to compose herself like a Bachelor contestant who learned she didn’t receive a rose.
Usually, after playing a stupid prank like that, the culprit will come forward, help the victim laugh it off, and then everyone will go play on the big toy at recess. As least that’s how things worked when I was in elementary school.
Paul Scott, on the other hand, does things a little differently. As opposed to admitting that he committed the prank, or even (gasp!) apologizing, he went silent and didn’t fess up. Classy, huh?
I dislike websites that require your real name because there is no protection against personal attacks and posters can research where you live. I gave some helpful advice regarding a possible solution to a neighborhood issue and I was personally attacked, told to get a life, etc. I haven’t posted since. I should have known better than to sign up to a site that prohibits anonymity, they don’t work.
Hmmm. I’ve never, and I mean never, had this particular issue come up in three and a half decades of hanging out online. And since my advice is not necessarily any better than anyone else’s, the major difference here seems to be that I am not a thin-skinned chickenshit. What’ll you bet this guy’s “helpful” advice was given in bad faith?
Peripherally: Spellchecker coughed on “blockquote,” “else’s” and “what’ll.” Didn’t even flinch at “chickenshit.”
And how are these “other people” going to see this fake card, unless you actually try to buy something with it? Or are you going to glue it to your forehead so they have no choice but to see it? (In that latter case, you should superglue it to your penis, thereby displaying twice with the same motion.)
If you have money to spend, one Quoran suggests:
I assume you want such card to pose and increase your street cred rather than to con people.
The simplest would be going to the famous (or infamous) Chinese website “Taobao” and buy a “props” AMEX Centurion card there. You can give them your name and it would be imprinted on the card. It looks quite real but of course it’s totally nonfunctional.
And it’s totally $125, which is a lot to spend for someone who evidently can’t get a real credit card.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced [Wednesday] that it shut down four separate robocall operations responsible for placing billions of illegal robocalls. The four organizations responsible for the calls agreed to settlements with the agency. Under those agreements, the companies will no longer be able to make robocalls or use automatic dialers to place calls, effectively barring them from the telemarketing business.
The four organizations involved in the FTC crackdown include:
NetDotSolutions, a massive robocalling operation that pitched unsuspecting consumers everything from auto warranties to home security systems and supposed debt-relief services. The company was accused of leaving unlawful prerecorded messages, calling numbers on the Do Not Call registry and using spoofed caller ID to trick consumers into picking up. The company faces a $1.35 million fine.
Higher Goals Marketing, a company that used robocalls to promise consumers it could lower their credit card interest rates. The operators of Higher Goals Marketing were previously part of another robocall operation, Life Management Services, that was shut down by court order. The organization received a $3.15 million fine as part of the recent settlement.
Veterans of America, perhaps the scummiest of the operations involved in the FTC’s sting. The company was part of an alleged charity scam run by Travis Deloy Peterson that convinced people to donate cars, boats, and other things of value. Peterson is accused of selling those items and keeping the profit. He now faces a fine of just under $550,000.
Pointbreak Media, a company that is accused of falsely claiming to represent Google in an attempt to get small businesses to purchase services that would improve their page rank and position in search results. The company had no real affiliation with Google. The company was hit with a $3.62 million fine.
You may have noticed that Higher Goals is a repeat offender under a different name. And I don’t see “crucifixion” anywhere in the list of penalties.
There’s just one little hitch: you literally cannot create an email address with a domain you do not own. Oh, you could probably tell some credulous dulllard that it’s your email address, but saying so will absolutely not cause it to come into existence.
And that said, whatever stupid prank you might have been planning will not work either. If you’re really lucky, it won’t be actionable.
If the best we can do is to turn out people at this level of dumbth, it’s pointless to spend a single dollar more on the effort. Live from Quora:
Why don’t car manufacturers make cars with lifted and/or bigger back wheels so the car is always going downhill? It would increase gas mileage by a ton?
As a matter of fact, I’ve actually driven something like this: Susannah, my ’66 Chevy, had 13-inch wheels up front and 14s in the back. The most obvious effect was hoping that if I got a flat tire, it would be in the rear, because the spare was a 14. Fuel economy was every bit as indifferent as you’d expect from middle-1960s Detroit iron.
Can my accusations get this 22 year old woman fired? I’m a high school girl who dislikes her, so I called her workplace and lied to them. I told them that she made an offensive post about her manager online, and is rude to customers.
At some point, we’re going to have to start shooting these people.
Oh, this was the first answer:
Don’t know. But why not re ask the question saying you are a 22 year old woman threatened with being fired by a high school girl lying to your manager?
The attorney for a 29-year-old homeless California man has stated that his client thought he was the Greek god Zeus when he sneaked into a woman’s home and sucked on her toes as she slept.
The defense lawyer said, according to court documents, that Richard Parkhurst “developed a delusion that he was a Zeus-like god who was sent down from the stars to seduce women.”
“It was his destiny to seduce women and they would willingly have his children. Mr. Parkhurst believes that his progeny will create a super race that will save the planet,” the attorney added.
Entirely too many wackos claim to have planet-saving on the brain. And this chap’s brain has seen better days:
The attorney said that Parkhurst’s life was turned upside-down when a girlfriend died and he stopped taking medicine for schizophrenia, resulting in the delusions described. At one point, he was hospitalized. He said that his client thought voices coming from his television were “telling him to do things.”
The “things” apparently included flashing a woman who was walking her dog on Oct. 15, 2017. He claimed he was walking his dog, too. Later that day, Parkhurst broke into a woman’s home and sucked on her toes. She said she woke up when she noticed what was happening.
The newspaper won national acclaim in the 1990s for its investigation of [Marengo] county sheriff Roger Davis for political corruption, despite his widespread popularity and death threats to editor Goodloe Sutton and his family. Davis and two deputies from the office were sentenced for misuse of public funds and other crimes, including intimidation tactics used against the Suttons.
Still, calling for the Klan to save the day is an amazingly tone-deaf and, yes, dumb idea, even if the Democrats are going to raise taxes, which they most certainly are.
I can think of no group of persons who would more deserve to be saddled with the dull, boring, messy and imperfect process of running government. I don’t much trust them to do it well, or to stay inside the limits they are supposed to observe — but better them than some finer group of men and women, who would be taken away from doing useful and productive work in other fields of endeavor.
Think of a Congressbeing of whom you disapprove — would you want that person driving an 18-wheeler on the same highways you take? Designing a skyscraper or passenger aircraft? Doing brain surgery?
Hey, Alexandria Whatzername-Hyphenate was a pretty decent barista, or so I’ve heard.
She’s got to be trolling, right? I mean, how else can you explain this level of dumb?
Men who don't wear jackets in cold weather do so with the express intent of intimidating women and to make women feel like lesser beings. If you see a man who is not wearing a jacket when you're cold, then call him out his toxic masculinity and ego violence. #ToxicMasculinity
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals on Monday asking it to justify its decision to charge $375,000 annually for a medication that for years has been available to patients for free.
The drug, Firdapse, is used to treat Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), a rare neuromuscular disorder, according to the letter, made available to Reuters by the senator’s office. The disorder affects about one in 100,000 people in the United States.
The government is intensifying its scrutiny of the pharmaceutical industry and rising prescription drug prices, a top voter concern and a priority of President Donald Trump’s administration.
In the 1990s, doctors in the US, on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy Association, approached a small family-owned manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients in New Jersey, Jacobus Pharmaceuticals, about manufacturing amifampridine [the generic name] so they could test it in clinical trials. Jacobus did so, and when the treatment turned out to be effective, Jacobus and the doctors were faced with a choice — invest in clinical trials to get FDA approval or give the drug away for free under a compassionate use program. Jacobus elected to give the drug away, and did so for about twenty years.
But that compassion stuff buys no yachts:
Catalyst anticipated that it could earn $300 to $900 million per year in sales for treatment of people with LEMS and other indications, and analysts anticipated the drug would be priced at around $100,000 in the US.
Odds are, the same person wrote both of these, a few days apart, in which case we’re dealing with a sociopathic troll who should be dropped into an active volcano. If actual parents did this — well, the volcano won’t judge them.
Or possibly worthless bitches. The idea that I would care one way or another is risible.
The story begins at 6 pm, and not quite an hour later I had this to say:
Seven phone calls on obviously spoofed numbers in the past hour. This is why I'm not agitating for an end to the death penalty: I want to hold on to the faint hope that someday people like that can be shot.
The following are the “obviously spoofed numbers”: 405-703-9427 and 405-814-2008. Both labeled “Out Of Area,” of course. I don’t really care what they were trying to sell. But of the ten Plagues of Egypt, I wish upon them two through eight, inclusive.
I know the basics but he’s the only person who can give access to the internet even if u have the wifi password he can monitor, control, limit speed etc… so how can i hack it my phone is not rooted but i got one rooted and i have a laptop but kali linux is not installed on it
so plz help me i need that 420$ lol!
I think it’s safe to assume that the amount here is very important to these two losers.
And I’m thinking this “friend” showed off some indifferent sleight-of-hand, knowing full well that it would impress the little twerp; his “hacking” credentials are likely dubious at best.
The tragedy here, of course, is that they both can’t lose this bet.
My license has been suspended and it needs to be reinstated! My license was suspended for reckless driving and a second offense super speeder. So now the DMV is asking me to get an SR 22 so how exactly do I get an SR 22 because I am busting my *** off to get an SR 22 but it literally seems to be impossible I am going through every insurance company but I either don’t get approved or I need to have a vehicle.
The trick here is in the last phrase. Apparently he has no vehicle, which must mean that whatever car he had to commit these offenses (1) wasn’t his to begin with — look around for the angry relative — or (2) he wrapped it around a tree.
And anyway, for the price he’d have to pay for this sort of underwriting, he could buy a damned nice bicycle.
First thought: He’s been burned before, and he wants to know whom to avoid.
But no, he has something else entirely different in mind:
im 24 new driver less than a year experience with a car had my motorcycle endorsement for 2 years. Im geting car quotes of around 200 a month liability. could i find some fake insurance that has no value just to register it or is auto insurance have to be legit. ive heard most of the time places like progressive wont pay out anyway an figure it isnt worth paying them to
Stoner on a tight budget, I’m figuring. And every dollar that goes to meeting legal requirements is a dollar that won’t be available for weed.
Kicked out of instagram for no reason? my account has been disabled because apparently i havent followed the community guidelines. i assure you that i have and i have never done anything. a few days ago someone thretened me and dmd me about it and i got a little mad but it was nothing that should ban me from my account. ive tried sending an apeal to instagram to get my account back but i doubt that will do anything. is there a way to get it back?? please help
How to create a new Tinder account after ban and shadowban? My Tinder account was banned a few days ago for unknown reasons, and when I sent Tinder support a message asking why this had happened and what I might be able to do about it they responded that it would not be reviewed. I downloaded TextNow and made a new account using the new phone number, but I get 0 matches and never reach the like limit so it seems that my IP or my device have been shadow banned. Basically, is there anything I do to make a fresh account and use Tinder again? Thanks to everyone and happy new year!
“Unknown reasons,” my hind foot. Even on Twitter, where rule enforcement is capricious and arbitrary, you know what you did.
I’m starting to think that all social media should sign something like the driver’s-license compact, so that these crapweasels can be banned everywhere at once.