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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #465 on: March 02, 2015, 09:47:40 am »
Maybe if you have seizures, you should pick another hobby.

That's EXACTLY what I said after seeing this. He wants to be an instructor, but what company is going to employ him when he is an insurance liability and who would want him "teaching" them? My guess, no one.
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« Reply #466 on: March 02, 2015, 11:06:01 am »
I didn't even read that about being an instructor. Wow
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #467 on: March 08, 2015, 06:08:22 am »
My WTF moment today is to hear that it's been 1 year of the Malaysian Airline that went missing.

1 year. I swear if someone asked me when I thought that happened, I'd be saying maybe 6 months ago.
A freakin year?
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« Reply #468 on: March 08, 2015, 07:21:21 am »
Yeah, I too had the same reaction when I heard about the anniversary. I actually thought it was more like 3 months ago.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #469 on: March 08, 2015, 11:37:24 pm »
Model who is almost 9 months pregnant is so fit she has abs


What the f*ck! How is that even possible?
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« Reply #470 on: March 09, 2015, 03:47:17 am »
That's appears to be very unusual. Hope things turn out well for her baby.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #471 on: March 09, 2015, 05:24:59 pm »
So, I'm taking a break at work and go to google.com to do a search and noticed the graphics.

Then I noticed the Mouse Over text. I about sh*t. WTF. How do it know? How do the internets work?
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #472 on: March 25, 2015, 09:33:39 am »
I really wanted to put this in the douche thread, but thought that's reserved for real douches. This woman is just an idiot. Do we have an idiot thread?

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« Reply #473 on: March 30, 2015, 09:42:41 am »
I thought we had a lawyer thread... I guess I was thinking of the Politics or Douche threads... same thing.

The court Monday declined to hear a First Amendment case, letting stand a ruling that a school can censor students' free speech rights if the expression could incite other students.

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Washington — The US Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not take up a major First Amendment case testing whether school officials in California violated the free speech rights of three high school students who were told they could not wear American flag T-shirts at school because it might upset students of Mexican heritage.

The court took the action in a one-line order. The justices offered no further comment on the case.

A school principal and vice principal at Live Oak High School near San Jose told the three T-shirt wearers that they must either take the shirts off, turn them inside out, or go home.

The administrators said they took the action out of concern that Hispanic students might assault or otherwise harass the students for wearing shirts displaying the American flag on the same day Hispanic students were celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the school.

School officials determined that the threats of violence were credible. Rather than confront those making the threats, the school officials focused on the students displaying the American flag.

The May 5, 2010, incident sparked national headlines – and a lawsuit.

The students charged that school officials violated their First Amendment right to engage in a passive expression of political opinion at their school by wearing American flag shirts.

A federal judge threw the suit out, ruling that school officials “reasonably forecast” that the American flag shirts “could cause a substantial disruption” at the school.

A federal appeals court upheld that decision. A panel of the San Francisco-based Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals said that in an “era of rampant school violence” involving guns, other weapons, and Internet threats, school officials were entitled to tailor their actions in ways they deemed necessary to avert violence and enhance student safety.

“To require school officials to precisely identify the source of a violent threat before taking readily-available steps to quell the threat would burden officials’ ability to protect the students in their charge,” the appeals court said.

In declining to hear the student’s case, the high court action allows the Ninth Circuit’s decision to stand.

At the center of the case was a 47-year-old free speech landmark decision in which the Supreme Court found a First Amendment right of students at a Des Moines public school to wear black armbands to class to protest the Vietnam War.

The local school board got wind of the planned protest beforehand and passed a resolution banning armbands. The students conducted their protest anyway.

Five were suspended.

They sued. A federal judge ruled for the school district. On appeal, the Supreme Court reversed, declaring that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”

That 1969 decision is Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District.

Lawyers for the American flag-wearing students in California cited the Tinker decision as standing for the proposition that school officials must honor the free speech rights of students who engage in a “silent, passive expression of opinion, unaccompanied by any disorder or disturbance on the part of the [protesting students].”

The flag shirt wearers issued no threats, according to briefs filed in the case. They showed up at school wearing shirts displaying the national symbol of the United States.

In their briefs to the court, lawyers for the school district offered a different reading of the Tinker precedent.

“Tinker empowers schools to regulate student speech that might reasonably [lead] school authorities to forecast substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities,” Oakland lawyer Don Willenburg wrote in his brief urging the high court to reject the students’ case.

He said the authority to restrict student speech is granted to school officials without regard to the source of any substantial disruption. In other words, it doesn’t matter whether the American flag students were well-behaved, silent, and passive. Their speech could be censored if school officials believed their message might provoke a disruptive response from others.

Lawyers for the students said the school district, the federal judge, and the Ninth Circuit had all granted a heckler’s veto to those high school students who threatened violence against the t-shirt wearers.

The episode violates foundational First Amendment principles and teaches a dangerous lesson to public school students, Robert Muise, a lawyer with the Michigan-based American Freedom Law Center, said in his brief on behalf of the students.

“It is far better in our civilized society to teach students about the First Amendment and why we tolerate divergent views than to suppress speech,” Mr. Muise wrote.

“The better and proper response is for school officials to educate the audience rather than silence the speaker,” he said.

He added: “There is never a legitimate basis for banning the display of an American flag on an American public school campus.”


Among those who urged the high court to take up the California case were two of the students who waged the black armband protest a half century ago in Des Moines.

Mary Beth Tinker and her brother, John, were 13- and 15-years-old in December 1965 when they donned armbands to make a point about the Vietnam War.

In a friend-of-the-court brief, they argued that some lower courts have been reluctant to uphold constitutional protections for student political speech at school. Instead, they said, judges often give school administrators broad discretion to censor student speech they find offensive or that they believe might potentially be disruptive.

It is time for the high court to revisit the issue and clarify the core holding in the Tinker case, Washington lawyer Robert Corn-Revere wrote in the Tinker’s brief.

He added that the California case also offered the justices a teaching moment. “This case is about the future of free speech as much as about the present and the past,” Mr. Corn-Revere wrote. “If students learn that threatening speakers is an effective way to suppress speech, this will produce more threats, and more suppression of a wide range of other speech,” he said.

“And beyond this, even peaceful students will learn that free speech must yield whenever its opponents are willing to threaten violence – a message antithetical to all that this Court has tried to convey about the First Amendment,” he wrote.


The case was Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (14-720).
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #474 on: April 06, 2015, 07:39:51 am »
This really got to me this weekend. I semi-exploded.

I went to a Phillips 66 Gas station. Typically I swipe my debit card, fill up, drive away. But this weekend was different. During the swiping I’m asked for my zip code by the pump. WTF? Why? I hit cancel thinking I’m by-passing that little transaction. But no… it says go see the attendant. Damnit. So I walk in an tell them the pump is not working. They said I need to give them my zip code before continuing. WTF!!! Why? It’s for your protection. Against what? Not only am I inconvenienced. I have to walk in now and find out this. No thank you. I will never come here again.

I learned my lesson years ago by taking my social security number off my driver’s license and any further transactions at grocery stores where they ask for your phone number or zip or some nonsense that has absolutely nothing to do with the current transaction.

Yes, Gas Pumps Really Do Need Your ZIP Code (Even If Stores Usually Do Not)

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Recently I wrote an article about why so many stores ask for your ZIP code at check-out. With your name and ZIP they can turn to outside data brokers to learn your address, phone number and email — even though you did not authorize them to collect this information.  Many readers wrote in to say they routinely give false ZIP codes when paying for items to subvert this process. Others asked what happens when you pay for gas at the pump with a credit card and the machine requests a ZIP code.

“Is this required? If not, how do you get around this other than paying cash?” one wondered.

Another reader, Michelle Achee, the wine department buyer at LifeSource Natural Foods in Salem, Ore., said she faced unpleasant lecturing because she did not want to give her ZIP code. “A local gas station here in Salem will not dispense gas to you if you don’t give them the ZIP code,” she said. “They insist that it’s ‘for security reasons’ to make sure you’re not using someone else’s credit card to buy gas. If you try to give them an alternate number, they treat you like a criminal.”

Nationwide, nearly 125,000 convenience stores are responsible for an estimated 80% of all gas sold in the United States, according to National Association of Convenience Stores, and, yes, they say, automated pumps do need your real ZIP code.

“Asking for the ZIP code at the pump is security related. Someone with a stolen card would be less likely to correctly enter the ZIP,” said Jeff Lenard, the group’s vice president for industry advocacy. “Thieves often test cards to see if they are still ‘live’ at places where they don’t have to engage in a face-to-face transaction, such as at the gas pump. This is done so that there is not a confrontation where they could have the card confiscated.”

“After a successful test, the thieves may then try it at retail locations. So, by requiring a ZIP, it may limit options for the thief. Unfortunately, it adds a level of inconvenience for the law-abiding customer.” He said the information is not stored for marketing but sent to the credit card processor and then to the card brand such as Visa V +0.05% as MasterCard MA +0.1%.

Credit card companies and others involved in the process say the ZIP code is not kept or used for marketing purposes in these self-service gas station operations. “Generally our contracts restrict merchants from using or storing American Express AXP -0.46% card member information provided during a transaction other than to facilitate the transaction,” said Sanette Chao, a spokeswoman for American Express. “It is the merchants’ discretion whether to process an American Express transaction if the card member refuses to provide his or her ZIP code.” Energy companies including ExxonMobil and Phillips 66 PSX +0.09% confirmed that they request ZIPs at the pump only to reduce fraud and said the number is not kept after the transaction. BP BP +0.73% said it strongly encourages its gas stations to use ZIP code verification.

California has led the nation by barring stores from collecting personally identifying information during credit card transactions. But even there, legislation, backed heavily by the Western States Petroleum Association, allows a ZIP code exception for gas stations. A 2011 analysis for the California Judiciary Committee explained that credit card companies provided financial incentives to use ZIP code verification at the pump.

Many readers of our first article on ZIP codes were outraged to learn that an Ulta beauty outlet locked Jo Anna Davis into the store because she refused to provide a ZIP code when she sought  a refund. (Photo courtesy of Jo Anna Davis)

“The sponsor indicates that in some cases there may be a contractual requirement that the gas station collect a customer’s ZIP code,” it said. “But it is more likely, according to the sponsor, that there is no contractual requirement and instead the issuing bank grants the gas station preferential pricing if it collects a customer’s ZIP code to verify the transaction.”

Jennifer Doidge, a Visa spokeswoman, said that the company processing the transaction (often a middleman between the gas station and the credit card’s issuing bank) may offer a discount. “The processor may view these transactions as less risky and may opt to price them differently,” she said.

What had irritated motorist Michelle Achee was that she lives in Oregon, one of two U.S. states that mandate full-service gas stations (the other is New Jersey), so they already have an added layer of security in a  person overseeing the sale. When one station’s attendant told her he needed the  ZIP code to process the transaction for her safety, she replied: “How is giving my ZIP code to a complete stranger at the gas pump good for my security?” She said other Oregon gas stations do not ask for the ZIP code, so she goes to them instead.

What if someone really does not want to enter her ZIP code when buying gas at an automatic pump? Then she can use the credit card inside where a person handles the transaction. Shelly Faris, a spokeswoman for CST Brands, which spun off from Valero in May and has almost 1,900 locations in the U.S. Southwest and Eastern Canada, explained why. “It is not needed inside the store because the card can be reviewed by the cashier to ensure it looks like a true credit card,” she said. ‘And, our customers sign for the credit card transaction if it is over a specified amount as defined by the card company.”

There are still others options: debit cards, or you can always pay for gas with cash, without a ZIP code.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #475 on: April 06, 2015, 08:11:47 am »
This is the first I've heard of a Gas Station asking for a Zip Code. What's the purpose of this? I dunno. But I have been in other store locations, be it Best Buy, Staples or even Mom & Pop Record stores where they ask for my Zip and I tell them I'm not giving them that information and in every case they always say "Well, I need it to complete the transaction...." to which I always say, enter you're own Zip Code. I always get a dirty look, but they always do as their instructed because they won't risk losing my business. I shouldn't have to be made to feel like I owe them personal information just to buy something. So, you're reaction Mac is spot-on and it's how I feel whenever this comes up.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #476 on: April 06, 2015, 09:14:19 am »
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But I have been in other store locations, be it Best Buy, Staples or even Mom & Pop Record stores where they ask for my Zip and I tell them I'm not giving them that information and in every case they always say "Well, I need it to complete the transaction...." to which I always say, enter you're own Zip Code.

That is brilliant. I'm going to try to remember that.

If you saw in the article, people are putting any other zip than their own. They too are pissed.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #477 on: April 20, 2015, 02:48:15 pm »
Woman eats three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes


What the f*ck!!! What a BEAST!!!! It's one thing to eat 3 steaks. It's another to eat them all in 20 minutes! Sheesh!!!
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #478 on: April 20, 2015, 03:53:33 pm »
IMO, I find the whole competitive eating thing repulsive. Like cigarettes, I just don't get the attraction.
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« Reply #479 on: July 20, 2015, 06:05:55 pm »
Shark Attacks Mick Fanning at J-Bay Open

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrt27dZ7DOA

I forgot to post this yesterday. Now, say it with me class.....'What the fuuuuuuuuck'!!
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