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Let's be the biggest scams in history.

I'll go first. I'm god.

by Anonymousreply 185Last Saturday at 10:34 PM

catholic church

by Anonymousreply 110/05/2020

I'm manifest destiny.

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by Anonymousreply 210/05/2020

"backed by the full faith and trust of the US government"

by Anonymousreply 310/05/2020

The Trump administration

by Anonymousreply 410/05/2020

Thrive and how they somehow extricated themselves from the Chris Watts documentary. Is Thrive the Illuminati?

by Anonymousreply 510/05/2020

Religion. All and every one. That is it. Thank you.

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by Anonymousreply 710/05/2020

You Rang.

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by Anonymousreply 810/05/2020

Religion is a fascinating scam. Some rich people sat around a fire and asked themselves, how can we convince the poor that they don't WANT to steal our money from us...a step further, convince them that they will be rewarded for being poor.

Then a few people took the idea and ran with it.

by Anonymousreply 910/05/2020

Three Card Monte

by Anonymousreply 1010/05/2020

- Society -

We are in this together! Yay!

by Anonymousreply 1110/05/2020

Critical Theory

by Anonymousreply 1210/05/2020

Psychic Mediums

by Anonymousreply 1310/05/2020

With some notable exceptions...

Modernism in the arts.

by Anonymousreply 1410/05/2020

American family values, conservatism, free-market capitalism and presidential democracy. Deplorable!

by Anonymousreply 1510/05/2020

Shakespeare in Love winning best picture.

by Anonymousreply 1610/05/2020

Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes Netflix deals.

by Anonymousreply 1710/05/2020

Screenwriter William Goldman pocketing a fat check from Harvey, then publicly confirming that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon wrote every word of GOOD WILL HUNTING on their own.

Because the two of them have been such an unbeatable screenwriting team ever since.

by Anonymousreply 1810/05/2020

The Clintons were just misunderstood.

by Anonymousreply 1910/05/2020

I'm democracy! You think you're in charge but we just throw all the votes away and elect who we want.

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Wardrobe malfunctions.

by Anonymousreply 2410/05/2020

^ and her 'singing'

by Anonymousreply 2510/05/2020

Ewww, why did you post a picture of someone’s Grandma R22?

by Anonymousreply 2610/05/2020

That's Fran Lebowitz ya dumb cunt

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The Republican Party

by Anonymousreply 2810/05/2020

The showtime on a Madonna ticket.

by Anonymousreply 2910/05/2020

Fifty Shades of Gray, marketed as something edgy and sexy, when it was actually tedious crap for morons.

by Anonymousreply 3010/05/2020

Lady Gaga's "genius" and her "ability to play instruments."

And her "acting."

by Anonymousreply 3110/05/2020

Bernie Sanders.

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Mineral water.

by Anonymousreply 3510/05/2020

Socialism. "Eternal equality if we just get rid of class differences!".

by Anonymousreply 3610/05/2020

Biden running in the 2020 presidental election

by Anonymousreply 3710/05/2020

20th century - Multi-level marketing schemes, including Herbalife, Amway, LuLaRoe, etc

Many are run by Mormons.

by Anonymousreply 3810/05/2020

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

by Anonymousreply 3910/05/2020

Fyre Festival.

by Anonymousreply 4010/05/2020

Trump presidency

by Anonymousreply 4110/05/2020

The “moral majority” and manipulation of simpletons and “pro-lifers” to register/vote republican .

by Anonymousreply 4210/05/2020

R22 was posted by Joni Mitchell.

And she would be correct, as she often is.

by Anonymousreply 4310/05/2020

Defined contribution retirement plans such as the 401(k).

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by Anonymousreply 4510/05/2020

Timeshare condominiums.

Laser disc and compact disc technology.

Expensive coffee makers with non-recyclable, disposable plastic single-use servings of coffee.

by Anonymousreply 4610/05/2020

I'm Bernie Madoff - have I got an investment for you! Trust me.

by Anonymousreply 4710/05/2020

Trickle down economics.

by Anonymousreply 4810/05/2020

Trump's combover.

by Anonymousreply 4910/05/2020

[QUOTE] R46 Expensive coffee makers with non-recyclable, disposable plastic single-use servings of coffee.

If you ever had to clean an espresso machine (even worse a bean to cup one) on a regular basis you would worship disposable coffee pod machines.

by Anonymousreply 5010/05/2020

"I do not exist." - Satan

by Anonymousreply 5110/05/2020

Florida--"beaches everywhere and close to the Caribbean, what could go wrong?!". Everything.

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by Anonymousreply 5310/05/2020

Iraq - US war after 9/11.

by Anonymousreply 5410/05/2020

American dentistry

by Anonymousreply 5510/05/2020

Austerity policies.

by Anonymousreply 5610/05/2020

That politics are not a two party system and that there are other parties you can vote for.

Extended warranties which are rarely if ever needed.

The idea that Britney still sings entirely live or J-Lo sings the choruses of her songs or that Mariah can still hit those extremely high notes. Also Billie Eilish and everything about her.

Aging creams and serums.

by Anonymousreply 5710/05/2020

The US pretty much has a one party political system with two names, they are both incredibly right wing by the standards of the rest of the world.

by Anonymousreply 5810/05/2020

Lady Godiva was a freedom rider.

by Anonymousreply 5910/05/2020

[quote] The US pretty much has a one party political system with two names, they are both incredibly right wing by the standards of the rest of the world.

Totally agree.

by Anonymousreply 6010/05/2020

Daily vitamins, guaranteed to turn your piss yellow and that's it.

by Anonymousreply 6110/05/2020

Keto diets. The diet that you can sustain is usually the best one, there's nothing special about keto. 95% of diets fail and it's because people cannot sustain them. The 5% who do succeed are on diets they can maintain forever.

by Anonymousreply 6210/05/2020

Scientology, Tea Party, Cyclamates, diet drinks, diet shakes, Snackwells and other terrible tasting cookies, The Cookie Diet,

Energy drinks

by Anonymousreply 6310/05/2020

Hearing about the third cancellation of an already renewed show on Netflix today and then no second season for Teenage Bounty Hunters, while Murphy runs wild with schlock and Shonda does produce even a turd, I’m adding Netflix to the list.

by Anonymousreply 6410/05/2020

American third-party candidates.

by Anonymousreply 6510/05/2020

You win OP. Hands down.

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by Anonymousreply 6710/05/2020

Bella Thorne’s OF.

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by Anonymousreply 6910/05/2020

I. Love. You.


by Anonymousreply 7010/05/2020

Biggest scam? Um, I forget. Low carb diets?

by Anonymousreply 7110/05/2020

I am russiagate.

by Anonymousreply 7210/05/2020

Another vote for Scientology. I was created by a science fiction writer for fuck’s sake.

by Anonymousreply 7310/05/2020

Demtel’s tv offers of ‘buy one, get one free’. You’re buying both, that is the price for two. Oh, and they’re fucking you over further with ‘plus postage and handling’ as well.

by Anonymousreply 7410/05/2020

Sea Monkeys

by Anonymousreply 7510/05/2020

Jesus. Just a silly fairy tale to keep the peasants in line and paying taxes to their landLORD.

by Anonymousreply 7610/05/2020

Express Redi-Set-Go

After a couple of months the non-stick coating would scratch off

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by Anonymousreply 7710/05/2020

I'm Meghan Markle. L

by Anonymousreply 7810/05/2020

That god blesses America.

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by Anonymousreply 8010/06/2020

The Laffable Curve.

by Anonymousreply 8110/06/2020

"Fiscally Responsible" conservatives

by Anonymousreply 8210/06/2020

The taxation system, laws and loopholes.

by Anonymousreply 8310/06/2020


You sound like you've been on a diet most of your life.

by Anonymousreply 8410/06/2020


I thought you said NEW COCK.

I was thinking "How can that be bad?"

by Anonymousreply 8510/06/2020

Offshore tax havens.

by Anonymousreply 8610/06/2020

I am Face Book!

by Anonymousreply 8710/06/2020

Hi y'all, I'm Sallie Mae and I LOVE lending money to students with no earning potential or current income so they can achieve their dreams! (Hahaha!)

by Anonymousreply 8810/06/2020

Well I’m all for adding Netflix now that both Glow and Teenage Bounty Hunter have been cancelled in the last few days on top of other shows that were already renewed, but suddenly cancelled. It’s called the ole bait and switch.

by Anonymousreply 8910/06/2020

I'm not religious, I don't believe in God, but the fact is that the Catholic Church made more people literate than any other institution in history. It's why S Amer is better off than Africa. The Catholic Church, despite having committed many atrocities, is the biggest charity ever.

by Anonymousreply 9010/06/2020

Manifest Destiny wasn't a scam: it worked. Just ask the indigenous peoples here - what's left of them.

Here's some of the real stuff:

The stealthy substitution of crony capitalism for real capitalism.


For-profit healthcare

The Divine Right of Kings

by Anonymousreply 9110/06/2020

BLM -- the "charity," not the idea

by Anonymousreply 9210/06/2020

The collection plate in a Catholic church. And the world would have continued turning if there were no Catholic Church. Yes civilization would have been different and we personally as individuals most probably would never have existed. There would be no Mozart but there would have been somebody else.

by Anonymousreply 9310/06/2020

Shutting down the economy for Covid-19.

by Anonymousreply 9410/06/2020

Confucianism - a philosophy built around the premise that peasants should be happy with your station in life and support the 1%.

by Anonymousreply 9510/06/2020

The Electoral College. The founding fathers actually felt pretty unsure about it. But the way conservatives/libertarians tell it, you'd think every founding father signed (in blood) "I LOVE the electoral college!!!".

by Anonymousreply 9610/06/2020

Once Around the Garden and Autumn Harvest.

by Anonymousreply 9710/06/2020

Religion wins by far. I watch this at least once a year. We miss you George.

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Y2K. We must replace all computer systems and electronics because everything will stop working at 12am on 1/1/2000.

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by Anonymousreply 10010/06/2020

Religion pre-dates Christianity by thousands of years.

We'd all be Jewish by now.

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Virginity. Like anyone is different from getting laid one time.

by Anonymousreply 10310/06/2020

Dick Sergeant replacing Dick York as Darrin on Bewitched.

by Anonymousreply 10410/06/2020

I’m Hillary’s Emails. I’m the scam that delivered the United States to a puppet of the Russian government and destroyed faith in democracy for at least a generation.

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Milli Vanilli

by Anonymousreply 10710/06/2020

There's no point in trying to beat R22, R40 or R107. They won.

by Anonymousreply 10810/06/2020

Free market.

by Anonymousreply 10910/06/2020

Andy Cohen's fake COVID claims.

by Anonymousreply 11010/06/2020

Plastic surgery.

by Anonymousreply 11110/06/2020

Funko Pops.

by Anonymousreply 11210/06/2020

Boy bands.

by Anonymousreply 11310/07/2020

All of Hollywood - every last bit of it.

by Anonymousreply 11410/07/2020

Too big to fail.

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by Anonymousreply 11610/07/2020

R116, Ayn Rand wasn't a Libertarian. She was an Objectivist.

If you are going to criticize something, you should probably spend 5 minutes trying to understand it first.

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by Anonymousreply 11810/07/2020

R118, Benghazi was such a scam, Hillary had to physically destroy her email server after it happened.

by Anonymousreply 11910/07/2020

R119, good effort, troll.

by Anonymousreply 12010/07/2020

Having teeth whiter than a Billy Joel concert. Naturally healthy teeth are slightly yellowed but Americans are determined to have the whitest teeth on Earth. Joe "Blindin" Biden is a great example. Jane Krakowski too. Love her, confounded by her fake smile.

by Anonymousreply 12110/07/2020

Essential oils.

by Anonymousreply 12210/07/2020

R120, how can it be trolling if it's true?

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by Anonymousreply 12410/07/2020

Ayn Rand.

by Anonymousreply 12510/07/2020

Trans as a movement.

by Anonymousreply 12610/07/2020

Boys should keep their foreskins.

by Anonymousreply 12710/07/2020

R99, yes, the extent of the threat turned out to have been far less than feared, but you do realize that all the preparations you think were based in unfounded hysteria actually worked? And that's why many anticipated problems were avoided?

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Albert Nobbs

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by Anonymousreply 13010/07/2020

Corporate welfare

by Anonymousreply 13110/07/2020

I’m Oprah Winfrey and I really care about people other than myself and I am not at all materialistic.

by Anonymousreply 13210/07/2020

MOTHER THERESA--watch the Christopher Hitchins documentary on her if you haven't.

by Anonymousreply 13310/07/2020

Tarot readers.

by Anonymousreply 13410/07/2020

Bill Cosby

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by Anonymousreply 13610/07/2020

Christopher Hitchens

Salman Rushdie

Niall Ferguson

by Anonymousreply 13710/07/2020

Paying for undercoating

by Anonymousreply 13810/08/2020

The National Socialist German Workers' Party.

by Anonymousreply 13910/08/2020

Facebook friends.

by Anonymousreply 14010/12/2020

The monetary system, (virtual and essentially non existent) debt

by Anonymousreply 14110/12/2020

There is literally no bigger scam in history than [bold]organized religion[/bold]. Nothing else even comes close.

Thread closed.

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by Anonymousreply 14310/12/2020

American Exceptionalism.

Thomas Edison.


by Anonymousreply 14410/12/2020

[quote] There is literally no bigger scam in history than organized religion. Nothing else even comes close.

Capitalism is a bigger scam than organized religion.

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by Anonymousreply 14610/12/2020

I think r81 meant the Laffer curve.

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by Anonymousreply 14810/12/2020

"Dr." Martin Luther King being a "Dr." and being a great moral leader. He plagiarized parts of his dissertation (which would have gotten anyone else's PhD revoked) and was a rapist, accessory to rape, and reported to beat a black prostitute. He is in the same category as Mother Teresa - a huge scammer.

by Anonymousreply 14910/12/2020

Not Mother Teresa.

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by Anonymousreply 151Last Friday at 12:42 AM

Christianity started as a way for the lowest of the low to cope with their oppression. Charity, forgiveness, love, it’s core values also appealed to the ruling class, too. Even today, it can be a comfort to many.

The problem isn’t religion. The problem is people. People suck, they’re awful.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Friday at 1:27 AM

R152, let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

by Anonymousreply 153Last Friday at 3:17 AM

Republicans conservatives and rightwingers are patriotic.

by Anonymousreply 154Last Friday at 10:06 AM

During one if the Arab oil embargoes in the Nixon administration, the King of Saudi Arabia, who despised Godless Communism, secretly promised President Nixon that he would see to it that there was plenty of oil for the US military for use in its war in Vietnam.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Friday at 12:02 PM

R154 You mean like our president whose father bought him out of military duty 3 times and George Bush whose father got him a position in the coast guard?

Just because you hump old glory doesn't mean you're patriotic.

by Anonymousreply 156Last Friday at 1:04 PM

I think you missed that the point of the threads was scams, r156.

by Anonymousreply 157Last Friday at 1:08 PM

Yes you are right. I caught that too late.

by Anonymousreply 158Last Friday at 1:11 PM

Trump University.

by Anonymousreply 159Last Friday at 1:14 PM

[quote] the movie, “The Big Short”

At one point in the movie, we learn that the banks finally realized that their mortgage backed securities were worth, maybe 40% of their value, they started unloading those securities onto unwitting people or institutions. The rating companies refused to downgrade the quality rating on the securities until the banks completed dumping their securities. The rating agencies were afraid that they’d lose the banks’ business if they downgraded those securities before the banks unloaded all their trash.

Everybody on the inside made money, while many individuals in the country lost everything. Only one person went to jail, and he was just a scapegoat who was used as a shield by the higher-ups,

Everybody should watch that movie.

by Anonymousreply 160Last Friday at 1:26 PM

[quote] Another movie: ‘Rogue Trader”

I remember when this happened, a single man (with a small staff) was overly leveraged when the Kobe earthquake hit Japan. He lost a ton of money then, and kept doubling down, in a bear market, until his losses couldn’t be hidden any longer. He actually caused one of the oldest and most prestigious banks in the world to go bankrupt.

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Im Enron

by Anonymousreply 164Last Friday at 2:24 PM

[quote] Also, the movie, ”Too Big to Fail”, a fictional movie that was inspired by real action by the banks during the Great Recession.

There’s an old movie named “Rollover” with Jane Fonda and Hume Cronyn, about a fictional crash caused by the Arabs secretly converting their cache of US dollars into gold. When that is discovered, people panic.

The entire financial system is based on trust. If that trust is abused, people can panic.

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by Anonymousreply 166Last Friday at 10:25 PM

The Secret

The Landmark Forum

Multi-level marketing schemes

by Anonymousreply 167Last Friday at 10:30 PM

Slaves didn’t mind because they were treated well.

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by Anonymousreply 169Last Saturday at 6:44 AM

The Confederate flag.

by Anonymousreply 170Last Saturday at 8:31 AM

Southern Hospitality

by Anonymousreply 171Last Saturday at 11:32 AM

I put my finger in the Virgin Mary's pussy and you could tell she had a lot of cock.

by Anonymousreply 172Last Saturday at 12:00 PM

Being told that HAMILTON is the best musical of our time as well as THE BOOK OF MORMON. The former has good staging, choreography, performances and that's it. The latter has a funny TV skit script which peters out in the middle of Act Two.

by Anonymousreply 173Last Saturday at 12:03 PM

There are people who would say “face masks”, though I believe they are probably at least “helpful” in slowing the spread of Covid.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Saturday at 2:14 PM

Madoff is a great example. In the movie, in the last weeks before he was caught, he asked his “father figure” and longterm friend for hundreds of thousands of dollars, knowing full well that he was about to be exposed and that this money would not stop that from happening, and that it would never be paid back. What an ass!

That father figure (Carl & Ruth Schapito) has wings at at least three Boston hospitals. They were huge philanthropists, but I think Madoff took most of their money from them. He stole a lot of money from charities. Unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 175Last Saturday at 4:24 PM

Communism, fascism, and Anarchy. The reality of them is not what their founders anticipated.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Saturday at 4:27 PM

Dual citizenships and retaining titles like Dame and Sir.

by Anonymousreply 177Last Saturday at 4:27 PM

I agree about dual citizenship. How can you pledge allegiance to the US if you’re also a citizen of another country?

by Anonymousreply 178Last Saturday at 7:50 PM

R178 is an idiot. Don't pay any attention to him.

by Anonymousreply 179Last Saturday at 8:22 PM

Modern art!

Also, brutalist architecture like Boston City Hall and the JFK library in Boston.

by Anonymousreply 180Last Saturday at 8:25 PM

Andy Warhol

Jeff Koons

Matthew Barney

by Anonymousreply 181Last Saturday at 8:33 PM

Fair and balanced news media! lol

by Anonymousreply 182Last Saturday at 8:51 PM

Religion is considered true by common people, false by the wise and useful by the rulers.

- Seneca the Younger

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