I'll go first. I'm god.
Let's be the biggest scams in history.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||Last Saturday at 10:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/05/2020|
I'm manifest destiny.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/05/2020|
"backed by the full faith and trust of the US government"
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/05/2020|
The Trump administration
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/05/2020|
Thrive and how they somehow extricated themselves from the Chris Watts documentary. Is Thrive the Illuminati?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/05/2020|
Religion. All and every one. That is it. Thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/05/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||10/05/2020|
Three Card Monte
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/05/2020|
- Society -
We are in this together! Yay!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/05/2020|
With some notable exceptions...
Modernism in the arts.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/05/2020|
American family values, conservatism, free-market capitalism and presidential democracy. Deplorable!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/05/2020|
Shakespeare in Love winning best picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/05/2020|
Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes Netflix deals.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||10/05/2020|
The Clintons were just misunderstood.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/05/2020|
I'm democracy! You think you're in charge but we just throw all the votes away and elect who we want.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/05/2020|
^ and her 'singing'
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/05/2020|
Ewww, why did you post a picture of someone’s Grandma R22?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/05/2020|
That's Fran Lebowitz ya dumb cunt
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/05/2020|
The Republican Party
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/05/2020|
The showtime on a Madonna ticket.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/05/2020|
Fifty Shades of Gray, marketed as something edgy and sexy, when it was actually tedious crap for morons.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/05/2020|
Lady Gaga's "genius" and her "ability to play instruments."
And her "acting."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/05/2020|
Socialism. "Eternal equality if we just get rid of class differences!".
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/05/2020|
Biden running in the 2020 presidental election
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/05/2020|
20th century - Multi-level marketing schemes, including Herbalife, Amway, LuLaRoe, etc
Many are run by Mormons.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/05/2020|
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/05/2020|
The “moral majority” and manipulation of simpletons and “pro-lifers” to register/vote republican .
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/05/2020|
R22 was posted by Joni Mitchell.
And she would be correct, as she often is.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/05/2020|
Defined contribution retirement plans such as the 401(k).
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/05/2020|
Laser disc and compact disc technology.
Expensive coffee makers with non-recyclable, disposable plastic single-use servings of coffee.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/05/2020|
I'm Bernie Madoff - have I got an investment for you! Trust me.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/05/2020|
Trickle down economics.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/05/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 50||10/05/2020|
"I do not exist." - Satan
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/05/2020|
Florida--"beaches everywhere and close to the Caribbean, what could go wrong?!". Everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/05/2020|
Iraq - US war after 9/11.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/05/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||10/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||10/05/2020|
Lady Godiva was a freedom rider.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/05/2020|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/05/2020|
Daily vitamins, guaranteed to turn your piss yellow and that's it.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 62||10/05/2020|
Scientology, Tea Party, Cyclamates, diet drinks, diet shakes, Snackwells and other terrible tasting cookies, The Cookie Diet,
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||10/05/2020|
American third-party candidates.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/05/2020|
You win OP. Hands down.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/05/2020|
Bella Thorne’s OF.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/05/2020|
I. Love. You.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/05/2020|
Biggest scam? Um, I forget. Low carb diets?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/05/2020|
I am russiagate.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/05/2020|
Another vote for Scientology. I was created by a science fiction writer for fuck’s sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/05/2020|
Jesus. Just a silly fairy tale to keep the peasants in line and paying taxes to their landLORD.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/05/2020|
After a couple of months the non-stick coating would scratch off
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/05/2020|
I'm Meghan Markle. L
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/05/2020|
That god blesses America.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/06/2020|
The Laffable Curve.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/06/2020|
"Fiscally Responsible" conservatives
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/06/2020|
The taxation system, laws and loopholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/06/2020|
You sound like you've been on a diet most of your life.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/06/2020|
I thought you said NEW COCK.
I was thinking "How can that be bad?"
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/06/2020|
Offshore tax havens.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/06/2020|
I am Face Book!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/06/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 88||10/06/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 89||10/06/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||10/06/2020|
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.
The Divine Right of Kings
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/06/2020|
BLM -- the "charity," not the idea
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/06/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 93||10/06/2020|
Shutting down the economy for Covid-19.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/06/2020|
Confucianism - a philosophy built around the premise that peasants should be happy with your station in life and support the 1%.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/06/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 96||10/06/2020|
Once Around the Garden and Autumn Harvest.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/06/2020|
Religion wins by far. I watch this at least once a year. We miss you George.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/06/2020|
Y2K. We must replace all computer systems and electronics because everything will stop working at 12am on 1/1/2000.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/06/2020|
Religion pre-dates Christianity by thousands of years.
We'd all be Jewish by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/06/2020|
Virginity. Like anyone is different from getting laid one time.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/06/2020|
Dick Sergeant replacing Dick York as Darrin on Bewitched.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/06/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/06/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/06/2020|
There's no point in trying to beat R22, R40 or R107. They won.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/06/2020|
Andy Cohen's fake COVID claims.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/06/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/07/2020|
All of Hollywood - every last bit of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/07/2020|
Too big to fail.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/07/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 116||10/07/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/07/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/07/2020|
R118, Benghazi was such a scam, Hillary had to physically destroy her email server after it happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||10/07/2020|
R119, good effort, troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/07/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 121||10/07/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||10/07/2020|
R120, how can it be trolling if it's true?
|by Anonymous||reply 123||10/07/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 125||10/07/2020|
Trans as a movement.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||10/07/2020|
Boys should keep their foreskins.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||10/07/2020|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||10/07/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 130||10/07/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 131||10/07/2020|
I’m Oprah Winfrey and I really care about people other than myself and I am not at all materialistic.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||10/07/2020|
MOTHER THERESA--watch the Christopher Hitchins documentary on her if you haven't.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||10/07/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 135||10/07/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||10/07/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 137||10/07/2020|
Paying for undercoating
|by Anonymous||reply 138||10/08/2020|
The National Socialist German Workers' Party.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 140||10/12/2020|
The monetary system, (virtual and essentially non existent) debt
|by Anonymous||reply 141||10/12/2020|
There is literally no bigger scam in history than [bold]organized religion[/bold]. Nothing else even comes close.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||10/12/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 144||10/12/2020|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||10/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 146||10/12/2020|
I think r81 meant the Laffer curve.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||10/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 148||10/12/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 149||10/12/2020|
Not Mother Teresa.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||10/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 151||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 152||Last Friday at 1:27 AM|
R152, let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||Last Friday at 3:17 AM|
Republicans conservatives and rightwingers are patriotic.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 155||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 156||Last Friday at 1:04 PM|
I think you missed that the point of the threads was scams, r156.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||Last Friday at 1:08 PM|
Yes you are right. I caught that too late.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||Last Friday at 1:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 159||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 160||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||Last Friday at 1:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 162||Last Friday at 2:20 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 164||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||Last Friday at 2:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 166||Last Friday at 10:25 PM|
The Landmark Forum
Multi-level marketing schemes
|by Anonymous||reply 167||Last Friday at 10:30 PM|
Slaves didn’t mind because they were treated well.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||Last Saturday at 3:13 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 169||Last Saturday at 6:44 AM|
The Confederate flag.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||Last Saturday at 8:31 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 172||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 173||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 174||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 175||Last Saturday at 4:24 PM|
Communism, fascism, and Anarchy. The reality of them is not what their founders anticipated.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||Last Saturday at 4:27 PM|
Dual citizenships and retaining titles like Dame and Sir.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 178||Last Saturday at 7:50 PM|
R178 is an idiot. Don't pay any attention to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||Last Saturday at 8:22 PM|
Also, brutalist architecture like Boston City Hall and the JFK library in Boston.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||Last Saturday at 8:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 181||Last Saturday at 8:33 PM|
Fair and balanced news media! lol
|by Anonymous||reply 182||Last Saturday at 8:51 PM|
Religion is considered true by common people, false by the wise and useful by the rulers.
- Seneca the Younger
|by Anonymous||reply 183||Last Saturday at 10:17 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 185||Last Saturday at 10:34 PM|