paying your bills = unamerican

Apparently if you make a significant payment against your credit card two things will happen:

  1. the credit will not be applied to your balance
  2. you get automatically referred to the department of homeland security (no shit. this is f@#%ing scary)

http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm
?action=detail&pk=RAISEALARM-02-28-06

Original article (registration required):
http://www.projo.com/news/bobkerr/projo
_20060224_frico24.1d2c026b.html

In other news, the House passed the renewal of the patriot act which among other things “takes aim at the distribution and use of methamphetamine by limiting the supply of a key ingredient found in everyday cold and allergy medicines.” (Washington Post)

Take that terrorists. Let’s see you try to pay off our debt in the middle of hay fever season!

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