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Bill Burr complained to Joe Rogan that his bank was taking $28 out of his account every month ‘for no reason’ — here are 3 'sneaky' banking fees and how to avoid them

Banks are an essential part of our economy. They provide a safe place to keep our money, pay interest on our savings, and lend us money to buy homes. But they are also profit-seeking businesses. One of the many ways banks make money is through fees. These fees can seem small, but they do add up. In fact, even high-net-worth celebrities are ranting about it. “[My bank] is taking $28 a month out of my account for no reason,” top comedian Bill Burr tells Joe Rogan during an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Burr says he didn’t even notice it at first. But when he did, he confronted his bank about it.

I've had my Chase Sapphire account for years and no issue with hidden fees and what not thus far... O0:


'You should be terrified': A TikToker went viral for explaining why anyone in the US making less than $25/hour is in serious trouble. He has a point. But you can prove him wrong

As if we don’t have enough to worry about. A recession looks more and more likely, lasting through most of 2023. Inflation is rising, along with interest rates, and more and more Americans continue to find themselves in dire financial straits.

But according to financial TikTok influencer Ryan Halbert, it’s only going to get worse. If you’re making less than $25 an hour, in fact, he says “you should be terrified.”

In a video that quickly went viral, Halbert broke down the average cost of living in America. And it certainly is terrifying. After putting together all the typical essentials, like rent, groceries, gas and water, the total average cost came to $3,285.37 per month.

General Discussion / Asian on Asian harassment
« on: Today at 01:02:52 AM »
C'mon Asian men, we are better than that, no need to act like primitive apes..  :idiot2: :knuppel2::

Livestreamer who filmed Mumbai harassment calls out negative generalization s about India

A South Korean streamer is recounting her experience to the media after the two men who harassed her on the streets of Khar in Mumbai, India, were arrested by police.

The culprits were identified as Mobeen Chand Mohammad Shaikh and Mohammad Naqeeb Sadrealam Ansari, according to Mumbai Police.

Hyojeong Park, also known on the internet as Mhyochi, was livestreaming on Twitch while she was on her way back to her hotel in Khar at around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday. In a clip from her livestream, one of the men can be heard shouting “I love you,” which she ignores.

The man then grabs her arm and pulls her towards his motorbike. When Park tries to fend him off, he puts his arm around her neck and tries to kiss the streamer on her cheek.

"I was pretty shocked. I tried my best not to escalate the situation and tried to leave. But he grabbed my wrist and dragged me to his motorcycle,” Park told India Today.

She can be seen trying to walk away from the situation in the video, but the man and his friend follow her on the motorbike, asking for her phone number.

"Luckily, one of my viewers who was watching the livestreaming from nearby came out to help and saved me," Park recalled.

General Discussion / Do you believe in ghost??
« on: December 02, 2022, 09:43:21 AM »
Spine-chilling moment a ‘ghost patient’ is greeted by hospital worker on CCTV and escorted to 'her' room - as the employee learns the only patient by the supposed name DIED the day before

An Argentine hospital director has come forward to clear up the mystery behind the security camera video that shows the moment a security guard appeared to register a phantom patient.

The chilling video footage showed moment the sliding doors at Finochettio Sanatorium opened the early morning of November 11, prompting the guard to step away from the desk.

The worker, whose name is unknown, then removed the retractable belt barrier from the stanchion as if he was about to let a person in and appeared to write something down on a clipboard.

The incident got spookier when the guard motions with his right hand as if he is telling instructing someone to walk ahead before he places the clipboard on top of the desk.

Video in link:


Asia’s richest man to develop India's largest slum, the site of hit film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’


Elon Musk gives Kanye West the boot from Twitter over offensive posts: 'I tried my best'
Musk said Ye's tweets 'violated our rule against incitement to violence,' therefore suspending the rapper's Twitter account

5 suspects assault monk in Nashville Buddhist temple robbery

Police are searching for one man and four women, including one seen carrying a toddler, who attacked a Buddhist monk at Wat Lao Buddhist Temple on Old Hickory Boulevard at around 9 a.m. on Nov. 27.

When the monk opened the door after hearing a knock, the suspects allegedly barged in and knocked him to the ground. According to the monk, he was held down while at least two women rummaged through the temple for several minutes, stealing cash.

As the group was leaving, the monk tried to grab onto the satchel of one of the women to stop her. That was when the suspects “ganged up” on the monk until the woman broke free, according to police.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has released surveillance footage of the five suspects fleeing the scene. They reportedly drove off in a silver Toyota van.

“They’ve always been very good neighbors, peaceful,” Charles Pickney, a resident in the area, told News 2. “It’s kind of like a little campground where people can come on Saturday night and kind of enjoy being with their friends from their temple and all, but never any problems.”

Police are urging anyone with information regarding the assault and robbery to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

General Discussion / Gotta say, $285 is pretty weak
« on: December 01, 2022, 06:57:47 PM »
A TikTok star hit a golf ball into Grand Canyon. Here’s how much that stunt cost her

“Do we really need to say, ‘don’t hit golf balls into the Grand Canyon?’”

That’s what Grand Canyon National Park posted on social media one day after a social media influencer posted a video of herself golfing on the edge of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, east of Mather Point.

In the video, which appeared on 20-year-old Katie Sigmond’s accounts on Oct. 26, Sigmond hit a golf ball and subsequently lost most of her club when the driver’s shaft flew into the canyon after the ball.

Social media users were quick to share Sigmond’s stunt on platforms such as the r/NationalPark subreddit, where a screen recording of Sigmond’s Snapchat Story garnered more than 900 comments. Commenters condemned Sigmond for littering as well as endangering people and wildlife below her. The influencer — who has a combined 10 million followers across TikTok and Instagram — was going viral for the wrong reasons and she appeared to delete the posts.

...Sigmond was ordered to pay a $285 fine, which includes $60 in processing fees. A spokesman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts confirmed to The Republic that the Central Violations Bureau received two payments of $155 and $130 from Katie Sigmond on Nov. 15.

The fine should've been the max at $5000 and the punishment should've been 6 months in jail and/or have her retrieve the ball along with a lifetime ban... :idiot2:

COVID-19 pandemic enters 4th year

Thursday marks the third anniversary of the first person falling ill with coronavirus, pushing the pandemic into its fourth year. At least 6.6 million deaths have so far been linked to COVID-19 but the real figure is believed to be much higher.

The novel coronavirus, officially known as SARS-CoV-2, first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in early December 2019, although the public was not informed about the outbreak – initially described as a cluster of pneumonia of unknown cause – until New Year’s Eve.

I mean that money was won legally and could've help your organization out.. :idiot2: ???:

Children's hospital slaps down $520,000 donation from a horse racing trainer declaring it will not take any money linked to gambling - even though it could be vital helping sick kids

Starship Children's Hospital in New Zealand refused mega $520,000 donation
The offer had come from horse racing giant Mark Chittick from Waikato Stud
His horse took out the $10million Gold Eagle at Rosehill in Sydney on Saturday
Mr Chittick opted to give large chunk to foundation but the offer was rejected
Offer was received at 3pm giving foundation until the end of the day to consider
Considerations about the size and off-shore nature of the deal saw it rejected

A children's hospital has refused a $520,000 donation declaring it doesn't take money linked to sport or gambling.

The Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland declined the offer from horse racing giant Mark Chittick of New Zealand's Waikato Stud after his champion thoroughbred I wish I win took out the $10million Gold Eagle at the races at Rosehill in Sydney.

Mr Chittick tried to donate a chunk of his winnings to the charity to in the hope it would help vulnerable sick children, however following a 'polite' conversation the offer was rejected.

He said, kids right out of high school can get a job at UP that starts at "$80k a year"...

A battle over paid leave is threatening to grind the US economy to a halt

US rail workers are preparing to strike over their latest negotiations with management. Joe Biden is urging Congress to codify an existing agreement as-is, calling the moment "critical." A strike could threaten shipment of cars and food as well as holiday travel and even drinking water. Jeff Kurtz used to do something that may sound impossible to US railroad workers of today: Easily take time off.

"You'd work for a while, and when you felt yourself just getting sick of this place, you took off a couple of days and you'd come back and you'd be fine," Kurtz, a locomotive engineer for over 40 years and a former state representative for Iowa, told Insider. Today, he said, "things have gotten progressively worse."

Three years of rail workers' negotiations with management over this issue could soon culminate in an economy-disrupting strike, after the latest tentative agreement included just one paid personal day off a year. That's too far from the 15 days of paid sick leave that rail workers pushed for, and which railroads argue would cost them $688 million a year.

"People are going to work with the flu, and working around very dangerous equipment sick because we have no time off," a BNSF railway conductor of over a decade told Insider. "When you're on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can't schedule a doctor's appointment or dentist appointment, take the day off for your wife's birthday. I mean, it's just made it nearly impossible to get any time off."

The group representing management at the nation's largest freight railroads defended the current agreement in a statement, noting that it includes the largest wage increases in nearly five decades and platinum-level healthcare coverage. But four out of 12 rail unions voted down the agreement and are preparing for a work stoppage that could mean canceled holiday travel, undelivered packages, and unclean drinking water.

But not if President Joe Biden gets his way. In a Monday statement, he urged Congress to codify the agreement between rail workers and operators as-is, calling it a "critical moment for our economy" that cannot be ruled by "our strongly held conviction for better outcomes for workers" — and saying a strike could "hurl this nation into a devastating rail-freight shutdown."

..neck... ;D:

Florida man who went viral for wide neck in mugshot arrested again on stalking charge


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Parents welcome twins from embryos frozen 30 years ago

In April 1992, Vanessa Williams’ “Save the Best for Last” topped the Billboard 100, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was running for the White House, “Who’s the Boss?” aired its final episode, and the babies born to Rachel and Philip Ridgeway a couple of weeks ago were frozen as embryos.

Born on October 31, Lydia and Timothy Ridgeway were born from what may be the longest-frozen embryos to ever result in a live birth, according to the National Embryo Donation Center.

The previous known record holder was Molly Gibson, born in 2020 from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly 27 years. Molly took the record from her sister Emma, who was born from an embryo that had been frozen for 24 years.

It’s possible an older frozen embryo may have been used; although the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks success rates and data around reproductive technologies, it does not track how long embryos have been frozen. But there’s no evidence of an older embryo resulting in a live birth.

“There is something mind-boggling about it,” Philip Ridgeway said as he and his wife cradled their newborns in their laps at their home outside Portland, Oregon. “I was 5 years old when God gave life to Lydia and Timothy, and he’s been preserving that life ever since.”

“In a sense, they’re our oldest children, even though they’re our smallest children,” Ridgeway added. The Ridgeways have four other children, ages 8, 6, 3 and almost 2, none conceived via IVF or donors.

The embryos were created for an anonymous married couple using in-vitro fertilization. The husband was in his early 50s, and they used a 34-year-old egg donor.

The embryos were frozen on April 22, 1992.

For nearly three decades, they sat in storage on tiny straws kept in liquid nitrogen at nearly 200 degrees below zero, in a device that looks much like a propane tank.

The embryos were kept at a fertility lab on the West Coast until 2007, when the couple who created them donated the embryos to the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, in hopes another couple might be able to use them. The five embryos were overnighted in specially outfitted tanks to Knoxville, said Dr. John Gordon, the Ridgeways’ doctor.

Connecticut woman sentenced to year in jail for voyeurism

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A wealthy Connecticut woman whose criminal case file was sealed from public view was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail for secretly recording three people, including a minor, in a manner involving sexual desire.

Hadley Palmer, 54, of Greenwich, was led out of the state courtroom in Stamford in handcuffs by judicial marshals. She declined to make a statement on her behalf during the hearing, only answering several yes or no questions by the judge.

Judge John Blawie, who sealed Palmer's case file earlier this year over objections by the The Associated Press, ordered that the file remain sealed Tuesday, keeping the specifics of the charges included in an arrest warrant shielded from public view.

Blawie previously ruled the privacy of the victims outweighed the public's interest in seeing the case documents, and it was not possible to redact all the documents to sufficiently protect the victims' identities. The AP disagreed, saying documents in many other Connecticut cases involving sex crimes have been redacted in ways to protect the victims.

The daughter of a notable hedge fund founder, Jerrold Fine, Palmer is currently divorcing her venture capitalist husband, Bradley Palmer. She is seen in photos on the internet at fundraising galas and other society events. The sealing of her case file was called unusual by open government advocates and defense lawyers not associated with the case.

Under the sentence, which was part of a plea bargain, Palmer also must register as a sex offender for 10 years and will serve 20 years of probation after the jail term.

She pleaded guilty in January to three counts of voyeurism and one count of risk of injury to a minor — all felonies committed between 2017 and 2018. She already served 90 days in jail earlier this year. The sentencing range of the plea bargain was at least 90 days in jail and up to five years in prison.

Stamford-Norwalk State's Attorney Paul Ferencek released some new details of the crimes Tuesday, saying the victims were video recorded in various stages of undress, including fully naked, without their knowledge or consent. He said the videos were used for the sexual gratification of Palmer and an unnamed third person.

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