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2012-10-27 12:07:06 AM
I want that job.
 
2012-10-27 12:18:09 AM
Darn. I was hoping it would be the guy who gets to do nothing all day but kick Deion Sanders in the nuts.
 
2012-10-27 12:29:39 AM
I was goin to say the guy who gives sponge baths to Charlize Theron, but this one is good too.
 
2012-10-27 12:30:48 AM
If only you could see the looks on the faces of the people when they came back to their missing yaght, plane or expensive car.

/and again when the police told them it was repossessed.
 
2012-10-27 12:59:40 AM
FTFA: Craft always handles security; he's a colossal human, with a polished bald head and fists that hang like wrecking balls. (He had, moments ago, tried to grab the immobile alligator by the tail, sending it thrashing into the river. "Ah, just a small one," he said dismissively.)

Oh give me a f*cking break.
 
2012-10-27 02:32:27 AM
And then they all went out for a plate of shrimp
 
2012-10-27 02:35:24 AM

basemetal: If only you could see the looks on the faces of the people when they came back to their missing yaght, plane or expensive car.

/and again when the police told them it was repossessed.


I'd imagine it looks just like the faces of people who get their much-less costly car repossessed.

OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.
 
2012-10-27 03:48:54 AM

ArcadianRefugee:
OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.


Other people's backs are often stepping stons to success.
 
2012-10-27 03:55:50 AM
Kind of was expecting more pictures of model ass lotioners
 
2012-10-27 03:56:19 AM

Bonzo_1116: ArcadianRefugee:
OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

Other people's backs are often stepping stons to success.


did you read the article? most of these guys arent robber barons, they were stupid investors.

that said, who makes money in the financial markets then uses that money to borrow money to buy things? cause you win one lottery ticket, you assume you are going to win every lottery ticket? No one is that smart.
 
2012-10-27 04:01:06 AM

ArcadianRefugee: OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.


When someone gets their car that they need for their job repossessed, I won't laugh, because, well, it's not funny. When someone gets their jet that they need to distract from their small penis repossessed, I will laugh because it is funny.
 
2012-10-27 04:01:08 AM

Bonzo_1116: ArcadianRefugee:
OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

Other people's backs are often stepping stons to success.


Stones, dammit.
 
2012-10-27 04:02:02 AM
I have nothing against these people for they are now poor.

If they continue to vote republican however they can choke on an industrial size burlap dick bag filled with a thousand pickled dicks.
 
2012-10-27 04:03:30 AM

ArcadianRefugee: basemetal: If only you could see the looks on the faces of the people when they came back to their missing yaght, plane or expensive car.

/and again when the police told them it was repossessed.

I'd imagine it looks just like the faces of people who get their much-less costly car repossessed.

OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.


Generally, however, people with Ferraris, Lambourghinis and other extremely pricey cars and suchlike are going to be much more entitled, smug and self-righteous than those with less-costly cars; they're going to throw much better temper tantrums when their fancy toys get repossessed, and make much more entertaining fools of themselves when they scream at the cops how they're going to have their jobs for impounding their precious Jaguars. Usually, people with beater Fords and old VWs are used to having their cars towed, and don't raise as much of a fuss, because their brother-in-law runs the tow yard and they just have to toss him a $20 to get their junker back.
 
2012-10-27 04:10:47 AM
I have a question.

So apparently the Fark rules are:

Repo man taking a car from a blue-collar family = Scumbag
Repo man taking a car from a rich guy = Hero

So... is there a line it changes, or is it more of a shaded area?

And what are the guidelines? Is it the income of the debtor? Is it the value of the item being repo'd?

I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.
 
2012-10-27 04:13:22 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.


If some poor guy was hanging on to his luxury yacht or jet, we'd hate him too.
 
2012-10-27 04:15:07 AM
img2.timeinc.net

/obligatory
 
2012-10-27 04:18:25 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.


Yes, it's almost like there is some sort of populist resentment at people that have been steadily consolidating larger and larger percentages of the country's wealth among the top earners while real wages (adjusted for inflation) among the middle class decline, ship jobs overseas, and then whine that they can't create jobs because they're being burdened by the lowest effective tax rates in modern history.

I can't understand it either.
 
2012-10-27 04:21:15 AM
I figured the most satisfying job in the world would be the guy who gets to go to all the medical marijuana dispensaries and sample their wares while having a chauffeur drive you around in a taco truck.
 
2012-10-27 04:21:32 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Pray 4 Mojo: I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.

Yes, it's almost like there is some sort of populist resentment at people that have been steadily consolidating larger and larger percentages of the country's wealth among the top earners while real wages (adjusted for inflation) among the middle class decline, ship jobs overseas, and then whine that they can't create jobs because they're being burdened by the lowest effective tax rates in modern history.

I can't understand it either.


What I don't understand is how people can see any difference between people losing property, crucial to a basic standard of living, due to a system where the rules are written to be against them, and the people who got the most advantage from that system losing things they don't need in a million years.

They're exactly the same thing.
 
2012-10-27 04:21:38 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I have a question.

So apparently the Fark rules are:

Repo man taking a car from a blue-collar family = Scumbag
Repo man taking a car from a rich guy = Hero

So... is there a line it changes, or is it more of a shaded area?

And what are the guidelines? Is it the income of the debtor? Is it the value of the item being repo'd?

I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.


When someone loses a car or home that they need to earn a living or simply survive, it's sad.
When someone loses a high priced car, yacht, or place that are toys they got by over extending their wealth earned from taking advantage of lesser people, it's funny.

If one of these people losing their high valued item which they required to perform charity or they got by scrimping and saving for years to afford a sizable down payment, I'll say it's kinda sad.

Y'see, because it's situation dependent you white knighting jackass.
 
2012-10-27 04:22:22 AM

PacManDreaming: I figured the most satisfying job in the world would be the guy who gets to go to all the medical marijuana dispensaries and sample their wares while having a chauffeur drive you around in a taco truck.


Is this a thing?
 
2012-10-27 04:25:04 AM
CSB time:

I worked as a computer game programmer for a company making casual games for set-top boxes used in interactive TV channels. One of the channels we did was Playboy so the games were strip poker, find the differences and anything you could use naked models.
There was a guy in the art department whose job was to screen CDs. Basically the art people were receiving lots of CDs in the mail filled with pics and movies of naked models and because the games ran on TV they had strict regulations so his job was to watch every movie and view every model pic series to make sure they are OK (not looking too young, no penetration and so on).

So basically the guy was getting paid to sit down and watch porn all day.
 
2012-10-27 04:26:49 AM

Summoner101: Y'see, because it's situation dependent you white knighting jackass.


Who am I white knighting?
 
2012-10-27 04:27:52 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I have a question.

So apparently the Fark rules are:

Repo man taking a car from a blue-collar family = Scumbag
Repo man taking a car from a rich guy = Hero

So... is there a line it changes, or is it more of a shaded area?

And what are the guidelines? Is it the income of the debtor? Is it the value of the item being repo'd?

I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.


More or less it's the fact that taking a car from a low income worker means depriving them of a basic necessity of modern life, their livelihood and generally the means to provide for themselves and their family.

When you take a yacht or jet from a shortsighted rich dude you are just taking away the status symbol that they're so proud of. It isn't gonna kill them or starve their family to not have a luxury boat, it's just gonna be embarrassing and kind of funny for people who get shiat on by the wealthy.

/fark J.D. Byrider and similar predatory places
//If you're going to buy a million dollar status symbol, pay it off.
 
2012-10-27 04:28:33 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Summoner101: Y'see, because it's situation dependent you white knighting jackass.

Who am I white knighting?


Rich people I have defended on the internet: ||||| ||||| ||

Rich people who have rewarded me with sex:
 
2012-10-27 04:29:51 AM

Bhruic: Pray 4 Mojo: I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.

If some poor guy was hanging on to his luxury yacht or jet, we'd hate him too.


touche
 
2012-10-27 04:34:25 AM
Didn't see this in the article anywhere.

wtfcontent.com

/hawt
 
2012-10-27 04:34:32 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Summoner101: Y'see, because it's situation dependent you white knighting jackass.

Who am I white knighting?


Are you saying it's not white knighting when someone says taking a necessity from poor person is the same as taking a toy from a rich person because those darn rich people are so sensitive to a little snickering?
 
2012-10-27 04:36:56 AM

Gyrfalcon: ArcadianRefugee: basemetal: If only you could see the looks on the faces of the people when they came back to their missing yaght, plane or expensive car.

/and again when the police told them it was repossessed.

I'd imagine it looks just like the faces of people who get their much-less costly car repossessed.

OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

Generally, however, people with Ferraris, Lambourghinis and other extremely pricey cars and suchlike are going to be much more entitled, smug and self-righteous than those with less-costly cars; they're going to throw much better temper tantrums when their fancy toys get repossessed, and make much more entertaining fools of themselves when they scream at the cops how they're going to have their jobs for impounding their precious Jaguars. Usually, people with beater Fords and old VWs are used to having their cars towed, and don't raise as much of a fuss, because their brother-in-law runs the tow yard and they just have to toss him a $20 to get their junker back.


What? Maybe you should read this, yea I know it's fiction but can you say it's not true after reading it?
retrobookshop.com
 
2012-10-27 04:42:23 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Gyrfalcon: ArcadianRefugee: basemetal: If only you could see the looks on the faces of the people when they came back to their missing yaght, plane or expensive car.

/and again when the police told them it was repossessed.

I'd imagine it looks just like the faces of people who get their much-less costly car repossessed.

OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

Generally, however, people with Ferraris, Lambourghinis and other extremely pricey cars and suchlike are going to be much more entitled, smug and self-righteous than those with less-costly cars; they're going to throw much better temper tantrums when their fancy toys get repossessed, and make much more entertaining fools of themselves when they scream at the cops how they're going to have their jobs for impounding their precious Jaguars. Usually, people with beater Fords and old VWs are used to having their cars towed, and don't raise as much of a fuss, because their brother-in-law runs the tow yard and they just have to toss him a $20 to get their junker back.

What? Maybe you should read this, yea I know it's fiction but can you say it's not true after reading it?


Good reference! Haven't thought of that book in quite a while.
 
2012-10-27 04:43:28 AM
Link didn't work for me, was it Texas State Police Helicopter Copilot?
 
2012-10-27 04:46:29 AM
Yeah, everything from that article would be illegal here. Someone doesn't pay their debt, you get a court order and when he still doesn't pay, the government takes it from him.

BTW, what happens when you shoot someone who is stealing/repossesing from you? For example, if the boat had been occupied by one of those gun toting people you have over there.
 
2012-10-27 04:48:31 AM

PacManDreaming: I figured the most satisfying job in the world would be the guy who gets to go to all the medical marijuana dispensaries and sample their wares while having a chauffeur drive you around in a taco truck.


amen. i find no happiness in bringing others unhappiness. plus, i like the idea of getting whacked and eating tacos. very much.
 
2012-10-27 04:50:47 AM
Nice work if you can get it.

i.imgur.com

(If you think in Russian, these things happen. Your pursuer just explodes.)
 
2012-10-27 04:52:21 AM

Hot Carl To Go: tinfoil-hat maggie: Gyrfalcon: ArcadianRefugee: basemetal: If only you could see the looks on the faces of the people when they came back to their missing yaght, plane or expensive car.

/and again when the police told them it was repossessed.

I'd imagine it looks just like the faces of people who get their much-less costly car repossessed.

OH, wait, I forgot: it's fun to hate on people who are (or, at least, were) more successful than you. Yeup. Nothing brings a man up like bringing others down.

Generally, however, people with Ferraris, Lambourghinis and other extremely pricey cars and suchlike are going to be much more entitled, smug and self-righteous than those with less-costly cars; they're going to throw much better temper tantrums when their fancy toys get repossessed, and make much more entertaining fools of themselves when they scream at the cops how they're going to have their jobs for impounding their precious Jaguars. Usually, people with beater Fords and old VWs are used to having their cars towed, and don't raise as much of a fuss, because their brother-in-law runs the tow yard and they just have to toss him a $20 to get their junker back.

What? Maybe you should read this, yea I know it's fiction but can you say it's not true after reading it?

Good reference! Haven't thought of that book in quite a while.


I just reread it this last week so I had it on my mind, still it's a good read.
 
2012-10-27 04:55:32 AM

david_gaithersburg: Link didn't work for me, was it Texas State Police Helicopter Copilot?


God, you are an ass.
 
2012-10-27 04:58:44 AM

Summoner101: Pray 4 Mojo: Summoner101: Y'see, because it's situation dependent you white knighting jackass.

Who am I white knighting?

Are you saying it's not white knighting when someone says taking a necessity from poor person is the same as taking a toy from a rich person because those darn rich people are so sensitive to a little snickering?


I didn't say they were the same thing. In fact... if I said anything about comparing the two... it was that they were NOT the same thing. Just asking where the line is.

The first case in the article... the "yacht". We don;t know anything about the debtor other than someone recently slept on his boat... and that person apparently like cold beer.

But... it's still Fark-funny that his "yacht" is getting jacked.

/Also some good answers to my question above.
 
2012-10-27 05:10:21 AM
 
2012-10-27 05:11:18 AM
poor people suck
 
2012-10-27 05:29:28 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I didn't say they were the same thing. In fact... if I said anything about comparing the two... it was that they were NOT the same thing. Just asking where the line is.

The first case in the article... the "yacht". We don;t know anything about the debtor other than someone recently slept on his boat... and that person apparently like cold beer.

But... it's still Fark-funny that his "yacht" is getting jacked.


The line is basically between general life essential and silly toy that you shouldn't have gotten. While it is possible to live without a car in the US, it is really hard. So when yours is taken away, it can cost you your job and such. Also, people poor enough to get cars repossessed regularly really get it in the shorts with regards to interest rates and so on.

So it is sad when that happens. I'm not saying "Oh just let everyone keep it, even if the can't, pay," but it is still sad.

However a yacht or a jet, well those are just toys. Nothing wrong with toys, but frankly you shouldn't buy them if you can't afford them out right. Generally people that do are buying them as status symbols, trying to show off to others how rich they are. If they lose it, well it hurts nothing but their pride and their fun time. All in all it helps since it is an expense they don't have anymore (even if you default on the loan, they are still expensive to keep up and operate).

When someone is being stupid and showy with money they don't have, it is funny when that shiat gets taken away. When someone is poor and has the basics taken away, that is sad.
 
2012-10-27 05:48:48 AM
I had a roomie once who was a repo man. Legally stole cars for a living. He had some real horror stories of people chasing him with weapons and even getting shot at a time or two. I went with him a few times, and we had one guy chase us in his old beater El Camino after we grabbed his year old Mustang.


/kind of a thrill ride
//no aliens in the trunk though.
 
2012-10-27 06:02:58 AM
I guess it's the most satisfying job in the world if your real ambition is to be a thief, and the only thing that stops you is the law.
 
2012-10-27 06:13:23 AM
Fark takes joy in the outing of liars, cheats and posers.
 
2012-10-27 06:23:32 AM
Prostitute tester?
 
2012-10-27 06:25:12 AM
Repo men regularly find themselves in actual dangerous, farked up situations. Far from a perfect job for your average Fark ITG.
 
2012-10-27 06:37:35 AM

lucksi: BTW, what happens when you shoot someone who is stealing/repossesing from you? For example, if the boat had been occupied by one of those gun toting people you have over there.


In Texas? Nothing.
 
2012-10-27 07:08:27 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: And what are the guidelines? Is it the income of the debtor? Is it the value of the item being repo'd?


I'll farking bite. So everyone lives on this slope financially, As you go down it gets steeper. Slide to far down and you slip into destitution and homelessness. So the guideline is how far you kick the poor sap towards the edge. That the higher up you go the more condescending the people are towards those below factors in things.
 
2012-10-27 07:17:47 AM
I'm calling bulshiat on the story of why he started repossessing high end items. He receives a cut of the profit when the item sells at auction, so it's only natural to repossess high end items. Who wants to repossess a 1996 Ford Windstar when you can grab a farking luxury yacht?
And when did Fark stop hiding the fact that they're the FreeRepublic of the left? Between this thread and the thread about the Sun Sentinel endorsing Romney, some Farkers could probably benefit from Preparation H.
 
2012-10-27 07:42:41 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I have a question.

So apparently the Fark rules are:

Repo man taking a car from a blue-collar family = Scumbag
Repo man taking a car from a rich guy = Hero

So... is there a line it changes, or is it more of a shaded area?

And what are the guidelines? Is it the income of the debtor? Is it the value of the item being repo'd?

I want to make sure I have the rules of "Fark hates rich people" correct.


Rule #1

Pay your farking bills
 
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