Insurrectionists and subversives: Trump and his supporters (Thread for all things Trump)

sk9tingfan

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It's always a scam:

Today, the NYT reported/estimated that this deceptive practice accounted for up to 3% of all credit card fraud claims. :eek:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/20...ud-Claims-in-2020-Were-Against-Trump-Campaign
 

Yazmeen

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For donating to Trump it’s really hard to feel sorry for these people....
A strong lesson in READING EVERYTHING on a website/page before signing away your money.

Several years ago, Kate Hudson repped this athletic wear company called "Fabletics," and they were all over Facebook, offering a one time, full workout outfit for $25. That was until you got to the page where you'd commit your money and THEN they explained you were signing up for monthly "subscription" to make a purchase every month (who the hell needs a new workout outfit every month unless you're a personal trainer/gym class employee????). Now, this was not hidden in the fine print, but it was still easy to miss, because they waited until you got good and excited about your $25 outfit to bring it up - it was on the "click and pay" page. Do I need to tell you many, many women got stuck with a subscription that was difficult to cancel? But still, it was technically their own fault even though the company's methods were pretty shifty. Fabletics is still going, but they're website is now much more open about the fact that it's a subscription club. Full disclosure: I almost went for the deal but then I read about the "VIP" member requirement to get it and didn't sign up. And Kate is still associated with them; in fact this seems to have pretty much replaced her movie career.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fabletics-scam-kate-hudson_n_560c0da8e4b0af3706dede02
 
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once_upon

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The problem is how he was/still is preying on those can least afford it and who believe what Fox, Newsmax and others tell them.

We ran some errands today - on the way home a radio commercial for an investment/money management show on Newsmax came on. I couldn't believe the stuff being said about how great this investor was and how you could make hundreds of thousands of dollars by following this guy's investment strategy and also stick it to the liberal stock market.

Its like the lottery/casinos and internet gambling sites. Get rich fast schemes.
 

once_upon

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A strong lesson in READING EVERYTHING on a website/page before signing away your money.

Several years ago, Kate Hudson repped this athletic wear company called "Fabletics," and they were all over Facebook, offering a one time, full workout outfit for $25. That was until you got to the page where you'd commit your money and THEN they explained you were signing up for monthly "subscription" to make a purchase every month (who the hell needs a new workout outfit every month unless you're a personal trainer/gym class employee????). Now, this was not hidden in the fine print, but it was still easy to miss, because they waited until you got good and excited about your $25 outfit to bring it up - it was on the "click and pay" page. Do I need to tell you many, many women got stuck with a subscription that was difficult to cancel? But still, it was technically their own fault even though the company's methods were pretty shifty. Fabletics is still going, but they're website is now much more open about the fact that it's a subscription club. Full disclosure: I almost went for the deal but then I read about the "VIP" member requirement to get it and didn't sign up. And Kate is still associated with them; in fact this seems to have pretty much replaced her movie career.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fabletics-scam-kate-hudson_n_560c0da8e4b0af3706dede02
Yep. The beauty club, Stitch Fix, Wine, Home Meals - free or reduced trial. But you must submit a credit or debit card number.

And its not easy to find the cancel subscription on their webpages.
 

Yazmeen

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Yep. The beauty club, Stitch Fix, Wine, Home Meals - free or reduced trial. But you must submit a credit or debit card number.

And its not easy to find the cancel subscription on their webpages.
And if you sign up, you have to follow it carefully. My SIL got us a free week of meals with "Hello, Fresh" and we signed up. That said, I'm monitoring the weekly emails carefully to skip when we don't want a new one.
 

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I sometimes wonder if Trump could have been a decent president had his goals been to govern "America first" instead of grifting.
 

caseyedwards

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If you donate to a lot of democrats you know sometimes monthly is default sometimes single is default. If dumb people can’t read that’s their own fault! It’s clearly indicated what you are doing.
 

caseyedwards

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Everyone can look and see! On all republican donation pages you see a check Mark in a box saying monthly recurring. You click the box to make it go away making it a single one time donation. That’s different than democrats. Most democrats have single being the default. Sometimes monthly is the default. But it’s very clear you just have to read. No sympathy whatsoever! Do these people have a time limit on their internet? They have to race and not read?
 

canbelto

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Everyone can look and see! On all republican donation pages you see a check Mark in a box saying monthly recurring. You click the box to make it go away making it a single one time donation. That’s different than democrats. Most democrats have single being the default. Sometimes monthly is the default. But it’s very clear you just have to read. No sympathy whatsoever! Do these people have a time limit on their internet? They have to race and not read?

You do realize that adult illiteracy is actually a big issue in the US right? Many people cannot read well at all.
 

Aussie Willy

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I agree with you, but the fact that they thought they were contributing a single donation but were billed on a monthly basis without their consent is reprehensible.
Hmmm I got caught out with Norton Anti-***** because I didn't untick the automatic renewal box. When my subscription was due for renewal it took money out. I complained and got my money back and then renewed at a discounted price.

Trump was using a tactic that many companies use, regardless of how unethical it is. You should have to tick the box to automatically renew, not vice-versa. Still I would have other questions about what the money they were donating was being used for as Trump is as shady as sh*t and a conman.
 

ErikWilliam

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And if you sign up, you have to follow it carefully. My SIL got us a free week of meals with "Hello, Fresh" and we signed up. That said, I'm monitoring the weekly emails carefully to skip when we don't want a new one.
I got suckered into one of those meal plans, might have been HF too. After a couple weeks of full price after the initial deal, it was just too expensive. A small one layer piece of lasagna was like 10 or 12 dollars! I can get a family size meat lovers Stauffers lasagna which was like 4 times bigger for half the cost! Anyway, it took a couple cycles before they finally stopped charging me (I decided to just eat what they sent instead of sending it back, but sheesh they kept sending the shit... jeezuz.) Good riddance. I also signed up for ESPN to watch the USOpen one year and I literally could not stop the payments, and I pay attention to that crap and don't get suckered into things like that. But I did, and ESPN wouldn't budge. I finally had to cancel the credit card and get a new number.

All that to say I understand how easy it is to get suckered. However, anyone giving Trump a cent deserves whatever drama/misery that follows. They are fools.
 

Yazmeen

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Hmmm I got caught out with Norton Anti-***** because I didn't untick the automatic renewal box. When my subscription was due for renewal it took money out. I complained and got my money back and then renewed at a discounted price.

Trump was using a tactic that many companies use, regardless of how unethical it is. You should have to tick the box to automatically renew, not vice-versa. Still I would have other questions about what the money they were donating was being used for as Trump is as shady as sh*t and a conman.
This is the reason that every year, after DH and I do the required "Sirius XM dance" on the phone with them to get a lower price, we tell them to bill us and we send them a check. No way are we EVER giving them a credit card number.

And Lord, do they try. With the Post Office delays this year, they must have sent me 3 emails saying they had not received my payment and "you can make this easier by just giving us your credit card number." Sorry, Sirius, my check is on its way.
 

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MacMadame

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If the GOP didn't have hate, they wouldn't have anything.

There are some people who identify as Republican but really aren't, if they really look at what the party stands for now.
This is exactly why the Governor vetoed the bill. He said it was a gross governmental overreach. Which it is. And which the GOP used to be against.

I was hoping his reason for vetoing the bill would cause the legislator to wake up but I guess not.
 

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