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Comments on Tuesday 2 December 2003:
My mistake, it's not Chevy Chase Bank, it's America that's fucking shit, at least according to Chevy Chase when I inquired in an angry tone. "Concerning the Consulate Stamp, this is a federal regulation put into place with the United States Patriot Act. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to having this stamp affixed to a wire request."

I believe it's paragraph 14 of the PATRIOT act which says "Want to get at your money, but you're in a foreign country? Ha ha, fuck you, fucking unpatriotic bastard! Why did you leave America?! America is the best and you have betrayed us you terrorist! No moneys for you! Them thar's government moneys now!" [10:53]

AttackOfTheSpam
Ah, the horrors of the Patriot Act! Did you know they can wire your phone, track your e-mail, and have someone tail you without your knowledge for as long as they want - without telling you? Also, they can incarcerate you without just cause or speedy trial for up to six months, whereupon they can give you a charge of "suspected enemy combatancy" and jail you for as long as they want. 'Tis truly crap.

God, it blows to be a liberal in suburban, middle-class white North-Central Texas. As my friend Randy so eloquently put it, it blows, in fact, like a whore on Saturday. But there you are.

The Dritex
Sucks even worse to be a white middleclass, teenage male here in S. California, as I am. We all know I'm screwed on any good chances of getting a break for anything in life(until I move away at least).

RavenBlack
And you think being a black inner-city girl in Baltimore would be better for getting a break?

nitr0z
how about a skinny white country guy in england

RavenBlack
No, you don't get a break then either.

Nameless
How about a good friend pretending to be you and walking into the bank to get the moneys? Then some sort of not-gay money transfer can take place between you and the friend.

RavenBlack
Being in the bank would still require the use of some sort of proper ID, I'm sure. One way that would have worked would be if I had written a cheque for the amount, to a friend, who could then do the wire-transfer. But I've found another, easier way now, anyway, that doesn't involve anyone talking to a bank at all.

AttackOfTheSpam
You know what? I don't think ANYONE gets a break. However, Dritex, California kicks so much more ass than Texas as far as freedom and stuff. Texas does not kick ass. Texas, in fact, sucks ass. Texas sucks so much ass without an ass condom that Texas now has ass herpes.

But that's just my opinion.

The Dritex
Spam, you probably are correct there. Thing is, I'm not considered a minoirty, while the Mexicans and Balcks are. And heck I don't anyuthign against them at all, just that their numbers are at least equal to, and maybe even greater, but yet, they still get breaks for being a "minority". I'm sure it's fairly the same over there in Texas too though.

Nameless
Is there a black man in the world that you would swap lives with? Not for me there isn't, I like not getting arrested all the time. It's my kind of fun.

AttackOfTheSpam
All the minorities put TOGETHER would be greater than whites, but separate they're still smaller. That's why they're MINORITIES. Actually, be glad you're in California - you're in one of the most accepting states in the Union over there.

Here in Texas, if you're not white, male, and at least middle class, you're immediately considered a second-class citizen. With me, I am both white and middle-class, but being both female and blonde, my IQ is immediately lowered to about seventy. Every salesman I have ever met has called me 'little lady' and whenever I ask for anything with a technical name, he - or even she, sometimes - discounts me as stupid and offers me one of their 'super-special' plans. Be happy with what you have, Dritex - seriously.

Anyway, Raven, is it VICTORY FOR ZIM because you finally got your money?

RavenBlack
Because I found a way to get it that involves less rigmarole. Or possibly more rigmarole, but rigmarole that doesn't include travelling 500 miles and back.

Alex
AttackOfTheSpam: you are so correct it is not funny. I had the good fortune of not being born inside that pitiful excuse of a state, but I've heard enough to know that it is indeed a piece of trash. DEATH TO TEXAS! CEDE IT TO MEXICO!
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