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When you stomp your feet and insist you should be handed what some of us worked decades to earn, that’s when it becomes time for, as the kids would say, real talk.
There’s even a prayer!
“End the ECB dictatorship!”
Hundreds of dollars missed each year — while Uncle Sam gets an interest-free loan.
“Our side of the story.”
$1.3 trillion — and that’s just on the big stuff.
“A man lost his job because he said…”
“It hurt me that someone had to do that.”
“You only really have two ways to go about things…”
“Some material too killa for human consumption.”
“You wanna get slapped? You wanna get slapped?”
Discord in the nation’s central bank.
“[A]dvertising homosexuals is [to] try to turn young people gay.”
“…the person responsible for the mix up is in some serious trouble…”
“A vibrant tourist economy should not come at the cost of the safety of our workers and residents.”
The “hedonic treadmill” is a powerful force.
“[T]his recovery really stinks.”
“Whatever happened there did not arise to anything criminal.”
“If you can get away with it, do it.”
Paying nearly $80,000 of my own money as part of an event agreement, JW Marriott Indianapolis refuses to refund money due to room cancellations resulting from a boycott of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
UPDATE: Hostess says it was all intentional
The difference between ”discrimination” and “discretion.”
“Some of these plans are tailored to exploit people’s mistakes.”
“I want your job.”
“A 1 percent move in a matter of seconds is a big deal.”
“It’s not an April Fool’s joke. This is for real.”
“I am basically holding a bomb in my hand.”
“Happy Father’s Day to the indisputable king of Snapchat.”
“What conversations if any the FTC or Google had with the White House.”
“…glorify sexual violence…”
“Benevolent investors do not exist.”
“I don’t regret the stand I took. But I regret the way I talked to her.”
“[W]e wanted to start a company not only to help ourselves, but to help military spouses…”
“You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you.”
“You want to drink some? We have some here.”
“He has made it clear that LGBT couples … are now unwelcome in his state.”
“Many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.”
“The GIF really was our official response.”
“We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone at any time.”
“This is my kind of transaction.”
“Intelligent Speed Limiter.”
“…the Fed has nothing to do with that…”
“It’s the wild, wild West.”
“I honestly didn’t know what the acronym meant until just recently.”
And there’s a second quiz online: “How much of the nation’s wealth is controlled by white people?”
”So its very hard to target – you’d have to target all of them.”
The Bank of New York Mellon has just agreed to pay $714 million to settle charges that it cheated investors and government pension funds for more than a decade. The bank defrauded its own customers in currency exchange transactions.
You probably never knew this.
For one many with Cerebral Palsy, the dreams of Walmart founder Sam Walton hit close to home.
“I just don’t agree.”
Weird questions from Stanford to Cold Stone.
“Because I’m actually…”
“The most drastic, bold shift in strategy Nintendo could have undertaken.”
“We deeply regret this situation.”
“Can they do this? It seems so unfair?”
“You can’t see it, but you feel it.”
Blame it on the German language — or the German liquor.
“Enter the code and voila.”
“The only thing I know for sure is that I did nothing that would cause this.”
“We do not have adequate bandwidth capabilities to the car to support streaming video at this time.”
“I get it that when you own the house, you own the rules.”
“All of these sales should be very disconcerting…”
“[C]asinos are a lose-lose for all except the owners.”
“…taking a test-and-learn approach.”
“They are denying I was on that plane.”
Some might embarrass you.
“Every major car brand has committed to delivering CarPlay.”
“You should take additional steps.”
Economic indicators may be up, but debt obligations help create illusions.
“A vision of autonomous driving in the future.”
Did you know that credit card companies can jack up the interest rates on business credit card debt whenever they want?
“I don’t anticipate that stocks will face any challenges…”
“Why settle for 15 minutes of fame when you can have 7 days and supporrt a great cause!”
Billions in digital revenue
The unfortunate fact is, Islamic State could affect you financially, so you need to do your homework and play your cards right.
“I think this rule has served me pretty well.”
“I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.”
“We’re pleased we’ve been able to get this first phase resolved.”
“The survey includes at least one city from each state.”
“A vehicle may be subject to inadvertent movement.”
The number of American breweries doubled between 2007 and 2012…
“…when government protects one business against another…”
“At this point, every issuer [bank] in Apple Pay has seen significant ongoing provisioning fraud…”
“‘The Walking Dead,’ that’s paying the bills downtown.”
“Active trading…can destroy decent returns… Market forecasters will fill your ear but will never fill your wallet.”