Page 9 of 10 FirstFirst ...
7
8
9
10
LastLast
  1. #161
    Titan Lenonis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    13,964
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    You realize the incentive that the paying customer doesn't kill himself? Loss of income to the company.

    Seems a win-win
    Tell me you have no idea how a business model works without telling me you have no idea how a business model works.
    Forum badass alert:
    Quote Originally Posted by Rochana Violence View Post
    It's called resistance / rebellion.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rochana Violence View Post
    Also, one day the tables might turn.

  2. #162
    Herald of the Titans
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Look behind you.
    Posts
    2,620
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    You realize the incentive that the paying customer doesn't kill himself? Loss of income to the company.

    Seems a win-win
    This take is absolutely fucking psychotic lmao.

    "Why have Free health resources for at-risk minority groups when we can force them to pay for it instead? Sure folks who can't afford it or minors without an income stream can just fuck off and die but think of the Money!"

  3. #163
    Merely a Setback Adam Jensen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Sarif Industries, Detroit
    Posts
    28,893
    Quote Originally Posted by Egomaniac View Post
    Also:

    "Thank you for calling the suicide hotline. If you would like to pay by Mastercard, press 1. If you would like to pay by Visa, press 2. If you would like us to charge your cell phone provider, Press 3. If we already have your payment preference on file, press 4. At this time we are unable to accept American Express credit cards. If you don't have a way to pay, hang up now and go fucking kill yourself. "
    Coming to a capitalist dystopia near you!

  4. #164
    The sooner you come to terms with the objective truth that you are a bad person if you vote republican, the better. Texas in general, but this specific thread really exemplifies that.

  5. #165
    The Lightbringer Ihavewaffles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    The spice must flow!
    Posts
    3,628
    Lol imagine saying a phone call is financial ruin, like it's some crazy hospital bill...

    ..u got freaking homeless walking around on the streets with phones..

    Hell u got those crossing the borders illegially "we are poor!" But somehow manage to have new phones..

  6. #166
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Lol imagine saying a phone call is financial ruin, like it's some crazy hospital bill...

    ..u got freaking homeless walking around on the streets with phones..

    Hell u got those crossing the borders illegially "we are poor!" But somehow manage to have new phones..
    When you are too blind to see what the real issue with your statements are...

  7. #167
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Lol imagine saying a phone call is financial ruin, like it's some crazy hospital bill...

    ..u got freaking homeless walking around on the streets with phones..

    Hell u got those crossing the borders illegially "we are poor!" But somehow manage to have new phones..
    You're just doubling down, aren't you?

    Why would you even bring up hospital bills when the reprehensible garbage who do shit like this are the same ones who condemn healthcare reforms as COMMUNISM?

    Commodifying people's lives is wrong. Is that so hard to comprehend?
    Last edited by s_bushido; 2021-10-22 at 08:34 AM.

  8. #168
    Merely a Setback JohnBrown1917's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Обединени социалистически щати на Америка
    Posts
    28,185
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Lol imagine saying a phone call is financial ruin, like it's some crazy hospital bill...

    ..u got freaking homeless walking around on the streets with phones..

    Hell u got those crossing the borders illegially "we are poor!" But somehow manage to have new phones..
    You understand the difference between pay numbers and contact numbers?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnusthegreat View Post
    Timmy still can get lunch, it's just not free.

  9. #169
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    But somehow manage to have new phones..
    Any other topics you want to try to change the discussion to because you apparently have nothing meaningful to say on this one?

    We complaining about Obamaphones again?

  10. #170
    I Don't Work Here Endus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ottawa, ON
    Posts
    70,304
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Hell u got those crossing the borders illegially "we are poor!" But somehow manage to have new phones..
    You can literally get a new phone for no money down. I got my Pixel 5 last year when it came out, literally a couple weeks after launch, and I paid like $50 for it up front. If I'd gone with a Pixel 4 instead, I could've paid nothing.

    This "they can't be poor; they have cell phones" garbage is no different than the old "they can't be poor; they have refrigerators" or "they can't be poor; they have a television" of bygone eras, well after those devices had become so cheap and so necessary that they weren't considered a special purchase that required significant investment out of pocket.

    You're completely out of touch with economic realities. Above and beyond your sadism and condescension towards those you've deemed inferior to you.


  11. #171
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    This "they can't be poor; they have cell phones" garbage is no different than the old "they can't be poor; they have refrigerators" or "they can't be poor; they have a television" of bygone eras, well after those devices had become so cheap and so necessary that they weren't considered a special purchase that required significant investment out of pocket.
    "Poor?! They have electricity and running water! What extravagance they live in, clearly they need to shut the fuck up because of the comfortable life they have with their electric lights and flushable toilets. They could be pooping in holes in their back yard and using their earwax and hair for candles!"

  12. #172
    Scarab Lord downnola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Made in Philly, living in Akron.
    Posts
    4,431
    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    You're just doubling down, aren't you?

    Why would you even bring up hospital bills when the reprehensible garbage who do shit like this are the same ones who condemn healthcare reforms as COMMUNISM?

    Commodifying people's lives is wrong. Is that so hard to comprehend?
    Populists (and "national socialists") look at the supposedly secret deals that run the world "behind the scenes". Child's play. Except that childishness is sinister in adults.
    - Christopher Hitchens

  13. #173
    I Don't Work Here Endus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ottawa, ON
    Posts
    70,304
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    "Poor?! They have electricity and running water! What extravagance they live in, clearly they need to shut the fuck up because of the comfortable life they have with their electric lights and flushable toilets. They could be pooping in holes in their back yard and using their earwax and hair for candles!"
    I'm just beyond fucking tired of this. "How dare these poor people have any comforts or conveniences? They should suffer in despair, because their lot in life is to suffer and be victimized for the benefit of all. Somehow. It's totally not just that I'm a sadist who gets off on watching human suffering for its own sake."

    It's just naked misanthropy. The equivalent of a toddler overjoyed to find an injured mouse in the back yard because they want to squish it to see what sounds it makes. Just delight in the suffering of others. That's it. That's the entire fucking position, the basis of their entire political worldview.


  14. #174
    I am Murloc! Poopymonster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Neverland Ranch Survivor
    Posts
    5,199
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    I'm just beyond fucking tired of this. "How dare these poor people have any comforts or conveniences? They should suffer in despair, because their lot in life is to suffer and be victimized for the benefit of all. Somehow. It's totally not just that I'm a sadist who gets off on watching human suffering for its own sake."

    It's just naked misanthropy. The equivalent of a toddler overjoyed to find an injured mouse in the back yard because they want to squish it to see what sounds it makes. Just delight in the suffering of others. That's it. That's the entire fucking position, the basis of their entire political worldview.
    Their deity/son/ghost thingee (supposedly) made suffering a virtue, so by treating them like shit and making them suffer, they're helping them be closer to their deity. And it's son. And ghost. It get complicated. That's why they have such trouble with pronouns most likely...
    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    Quit using other posters as levels of crazy. That is not ok

  15. #175
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopymonster View Post
    Their deity/son/ghost thingee (supposedly) made suffering a virtue, so by treating them like shit and making them suffer, they're helping them be closer to their deity. And it's son. And ghost. It get complicated. That's why they have such trouble with pronouns most likely...
    So, how does their ceaseless quest for the acquisition of wealth play in?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post

    It's just naked misanthropy. The equivalent of a toddler overjoyed to find an injured mouse in the back yard because they want to squish it to see what sounds it makes. Just delight in the suffering of others. That's it. That's the entire fucking position, the basis of their entire political worldview.
    I'm not sure that's right. Some Toddlers might not understand exactly what they are doing when they squash that mouse...they might even feel bad about it after they realize what they did. These people know what they are doing and they don't feel bad about doing it. The cruelty, after all, is the point.

  16. #176
    I am Murloc! Poopymonster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Neverland Ranch Survivor
    Posts
    5,199
    Quote Originally Posted by Egomaniac View Post
    So, how does their ceaseless quest for the acquisition of wealth play in?
    You can't take it with you, so they might as well have it all. They'll use it to p̶a̶y̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶m̶i̶s̶t̶r̶e̶s̶s̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶r̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶d̶r̶u̶g̶ ̶c̶h̶i̶l̶d̶r̶e̶n̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶f̶l̶y̶ ̶e̶m̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶p̶e̶ ̶f̶r̶i̶e̶n̶d̶l̶y̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶a̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶e̶a̶t̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶p̶r̶e̶m̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶r̶t̶ build a church and donate to charity.

    Alternative take: We'd be wasting the Greatest Sacrifice Mankind Ever Had if we didn't do bad things, think he went through that for nothing?
    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    Quit using other posters as levels of crazy. That is not ok

  17. #177
    I Don't Work Here Endus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ottawa, ON
    Posts
    70,304
    Quote Originally Posted by Egomaniac View Post
    I'm not sure that's right. Some Toddlers might not understand exactly what they are doing when they squash that mouse...they might even feel bad about it after they realize what they did. These people know what they are doing and they don't feel bad about doing it. The cruelty, after all, is the point.
    Oh, definitely. #NotAllToddlers.


  18. #178
    Quote Originally Posted by Poopymonster View Post
    You can't take it with you, so they might as well have it all. They'll use it to p̶a̶y̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶m̶i̶s̶t̶r̶e̶s̶s̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶r̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶d̶r̶u̶g̶ ̶c̶h̶i̶l̶d̶r̶e̶n̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶f̶l̶y̶ ̶e̶m̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶p̶e̶ ̶f̶r̶i̶e̶n̶d̶l̶y̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶a̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶e̶a̶t̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶p̶r̶e̶m̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶r̶t̶ build a church and donate to charity.

    Alternative take: We'd be wasting the Greatest Sacrifice Mankind Ever Had if we didn't do bad things, think he went through that for nothing?
    So, maybe it's not "we're making you suffer because it's good for you" and more "we're making you suffer so our god can still see that there is more than enough suffering and leaves us alone"

  19. #179
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    I'm just beyond fucking tired of this. "How dare these poor people have any comforts or conveniences? They should suffer in despair, because their lot in life is to suffer and be victimized for the benefit of all. Somehow. It's totally not just that I'm a sadist who gets off on watching human suffering for its own sake."

    It's just naked misanthropy. The equivalent of a toddler overjoyed to find an injured mouse in the back yard because they want to squish it to see what sounds it makes. Just delight in the suffering of others. That's it. That's the entire fucking position, the basis of their entire political worldview.
    And Smart Phones are just too useful too not have as with just one bill you have a phone and internet access which gives both entertainment and is becoming more and more necessary as so many things are moving to being online. Things like applying for a job, finding specific services and applying for them.

  20. #180
    Herald of the Titans
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Look behind you.
    Posts
    2,620
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Lol imagine saying a phone call is financial ruin, like it's some crazy hospital bill...

    ..u got freaking homeless walking around on the streets with phones..

    Hell u got those crossing the borders illegially "we are poor!" But somehow manage to have new phones..
    No one brought up phone prices, we're making fun of your asinine statement that Suicide Hotlines should be pay-per-session when they're a critical resource and putting a cost prohibition on it locks it out from poor folks and young folk who do -not- have a means to pay for it.

    Keep up with the topic kiddo, or take your nonsense somewhere else.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •