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(BBC-US)   Sure, debt collectors in the US can be nasty, but at least they don't auction off your dog   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 5:55:28 PM  
9 votes:

psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass


A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it
 
2020-05-22 7:16:05 PM  
3 votes:

ZAZ: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

Under the law of my state and many others a dog is just another piece of personal property.  If somebody isn't paying attention and runs over your dog and kills it you get fair market value of a dog -- very little for a mutt from the shelter, somewhat more for a purebred.  If it lives you get reasonable cost to repair (vet bill).  Its emotional value to you does not translate into dollars.  But its emotional value does make you more likely to pay ransom to get it back from the creditor.



generally, in my experience, if one's sole argument is based on the letter of the law, they are on the wrong side of the argument.

i may have been wrong in calling you a jackass. maybe you're just a sociopath, or a robot
 
2020-05-22 7:10:43 PM  
2 votes:
What'd he fetch?
 
2020-05-22 9:31:38 PM  
1 vote:

lolmao500: Erebus1954: Magnanimous_J: Whatever love you feel for other people, or dogs, is probably just a more advanced, nuanced love than your dog is capable of feeling.

Dogs are morons. They are panting, drooling, feces-eating idiots barely smarter than plants.

I love animals but dogs disgust me.

Dogs are like children


They smell a lot better, and I allow them in my house.
 
2020-05-22 8:29:38 PM  
1 vote:

Magnanimous_J: Whatever love you feel for other people, or dogs, is probably just a more advanced, nuanced love than your dog is capable of feeling.


Dogs are morons. They are panting, drooling, feces-eating idiots barely smarter than plants.

I love animals but dogs disgust me.
 
2020-05-22 6:17:12 PM  
1 vote:

chitownmike: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it



Recent scientific evidence proves otherwise.  Dogs brains have been shown to display the same activity as a human when that human feels love for someone.
 
2020-05-22 6:06:15 PM  
1 vote:

chitownmike: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it


unless you are an animal behaviorist, i'll give you a big fat maybe on your hot take. besides that an outsider's valuation on your animal does not necessarily reflect what the animal means to you.
 
2020-05-22 5:57:59 PM  
1 vote:

chitownmike: psykick dancehall: ZAZ: Makes me wonder why they don't auction off dogs in America. Dogs may have low market value, but at least in some places the cost of debt collection gets added onto the debt. The Boston Globe ran a series on how the Sheriff seized cars to pay debts and charged a collection fee exceeding the value of some of the cars.  So people had no car and were even deeper in debt. As a result of that story creditors can't seize beaters any more; the first several thousand dollars of a car's value is protected.

a car is not a companion animal you jackass

A dog is only willing to be your companion because you feed it


LOL wrong. Its been proven in several studies on dogs. Dogs really love you, not just for food.
 
2020-05-22 5:52:12 PM  
1 vote:
Next up : auction off your kids organs
 
2020-05-22 5:40:37 PM  
1 vote:
again, as a dog owner, i am so mad i can't see straight
 
2020-05-22 5:39:49 PM  
1 vote:
... me owing someone a little money would rapidly become the least of their worries.
 
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