Apparently if you make a significant payment against your credit card two things will happen:
- the credit will not be applied to your balance
- you get automatically referred to the department of homeland security (no shit. this is f@#%ing scary)
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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!