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@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 11:50 PM

i missed it live...im watching the battle royale now...and goddamn MJF looked like a god.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 12:16 AM

Also, the battle royale proved we all need more Orange Cassidy in our lives.

 

(its always funny to see him doing his cool guy sloth thing...when you also know his masked identity...Fire Ant, the most animated of all the ants.)


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:40 AM

I only saw the pre-show and followed the event via social media, but goddamn, AEW 

 

a: is legit

b: absolutely declared war on WWE

 

This is gonna be a hugton of fun to watch unfold.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:15 AM

Codys entrance was...not just fun, but POPPED that damn crowd so hard...Cody, the Thronekiller.

 

Also, JR should have only been there for the Cody/Dustin match... i love him, but NO ONE besides Ultramantis can keep up with the pure awesome that is Excalibur.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:28 AM

The question of whether there's enough of an audience for this to sustain a show on a major cable network remains to be seen. 



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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:40 AM

Considering said show hasn't aired yet, you are correct.
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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:41 AM

right now im  just interested in seeing the ppv buyrate, i think that'll be a huge indicator.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 12:32 PM

I'm excited. This is the first time since WCW I've felt like I've seen a promotion that is a legit threat to WWE's stranglehold. That Cody/Dustin match was surreal.

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 02:08 PM

so, according to meltzer, the ppv did around 200,000 buys, thats around 4 times more than all in did.

 

goddamn.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

Let's grab some highlights shall we?

 

 

Ironbite-yeah JR cannot keep up with Excalibur at all.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 02:48 PM

if these workers can keep this kind of pace up...then we are all in for some very special stuff in the next few months.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 04:54 PM

Oh...oh my god

 

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Ironbite-this is the most amazing thing I've ever seen.


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 02:25 AM

I felt more like JR was stepping back and guiding Alex and Excalibur on commentary. Outside of Cody/Dustin, JR seemed to let the other guys lead and popped in when the moment called for it. (It was [b]very[/b/] refreshing not to hear constant plugs for BBQ sauce from him like his New Japan work. Paying the man makes a huge difference!)

Cody/Dustin was the match of the night. As good as everything else was, this match was just that much better. Even better was the fact that it was as close to a classic styled wrestling match as you’ll get these days.
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Posted 27 May 2019 - 04:55 AM

Too bad there wasnt an app for bleacher report live on the playstation, otherwise I would have gotten it. From what I've seen, I would have been losing my mind. This is huge.
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Too bad there wasnt an app for bleacher report live on the playstation, otherwise I would have gotten it. From what I've seen, I would have been losing my mind. This is huge.
Too bad there wasnt an app for bleacher report live on the playstation, otherwise I would have gotten it. From what I've seen, I would have been losing my mind. This is huge.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 09:43 PM

WwwwEEEELLLLLLLLL, Sami....not just dropping the sacred 3 letters...but doing it during one of the worst "Sports Entertainment" segments sins that Bailey / Bliss debacle.


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 11:18 PM

I mean, Sami owned that segment. It was the best part of all of Raw and created a great main event. Also, Ricochet and Cesaro was fantastic. And I love seeing Nikki Cross.

I'd argue the briefcase becoming a boombox, a filler block party that took place in a parking lot along with an elimination match that took a single pinfall to win would be tonight's worst offenders.

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:09 AM

i just loved the juxtaposition of AEW...the pure PRO WRESTLING thing that might, in the near future, truly help save the business...being name dropped during the kind of dumb idea stuff that's honestly killing the business.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 05:46 PM

Wow, I actually enjoyed a match involving Mike Kanellis. Of course, it also involved an unusually motivated Brian Kendrick, but Kanellis held his own.

 

And for my money, Humberto Carillo really needs to be the new dimples face of 205 live, if only to hear Aiden English completely lose his mind when Carillo wins the belt.


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