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Big Brother's eyes are upon you...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 24, 2021 03:44AM
...or me, anyway.

A few days ago, I got the notification at my POB that I should be getting a stimulus check for $1400 within seven days.

Checking the old POB today, nada.

Disappointed and now paranoid, I checked the online Where's My Dough link that $tevie posted several days ago.

Lo and behold!

The site said I should see it deposited today, in my checking account!

Yippee!

Oh, wait...

I never gave the gubmint my bank account info, preferring to get the check in the mail.

How...?!

Who told...?!

Oh well, I can run but I can't hide, at least if I want to help the economy.

And I do want to help the economy!

No sign of it so far, but it's early hours yet.






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Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

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We are a government of laws, not men.

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Re: Big Brother's eyes are upon you...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 24, 2021 04:19AM
If you filed a tax return and had a refund that you had direct deposited, the IRS has your banking info. Actually, they probably have it anyway.



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Re: Big Brother's eyes are upon you...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 24, 2021 06:03AM
If you filed a tax return and had a refund that you had direct deposited, the IRS has your banking info.


No kidding.

I never gave the gubmint my bank account info, preferring to get the check in the mail.

In case you missed it the first time.



Actually, they probably have it anyway.

Which was my point.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Big Brother's eyes are upon you...
Posted by: spacescape
Date: March 24, 2021 06:06AM
They know everything and are watching and listening. Big Brother is already here and everyone took it upon themselves to help. My parents went to visit their friends the other day (Husband is dying)... My mom went outside and asked her friend (the wife) something and her friend immediately said "shhhh, they are always listening"... Turns out that they have Comcast security cameras and their son who is helping (as well as the dying husband) listen in (spy) on what the neighbors are saying and doing. They also listen to what people are saying when they are near their cameras (even if it's friends or family). Our privacy is pretty much nonexistant.
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Re: Big Brother's eyes are upon you...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 24, 2021 07:57AM
...they probably have it anyway.
ftfy

As one who worked in Fed. govt. (military & civvy), your info
is collected by so many methods it'll makes your head spin.
And, since the 1970's it has actually become easier to accomplish
(wire-taps & mail intercepts aren't even used now).

fyi, the US has > 1,000 known satellites in low earth orbit.
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Re: Big Brother's eyes are upon you...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 24, 2021 01:02PM
They've probably been sent 1099's by your bank back when interest rates on savings were high enough to generate that action.

They get 1099's on everything over $5 I believe.

This is why the common man shouldn't even have to file taxes. All we should have to do is say "okay" to their tax calculations.
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Re: Big Brother's eyes are upon you...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 24, 2021 04:21PM
This is why the common man shouldn't even have to file taxes. All we should have to do is say "okay" to their tax calculations.


Wow, that's probably the most clear, common sense suggestion I've ever heard regarding any kind of tax reform.

Receiving a Govt 1099 submitted for your approval would be such great option.

But that's a lot like trying to tell a man that MANual transmissions are going to be discontinued in all vehicles.

Even where not needed, 'I drive a stick' (with appropriate Man-entandre) is supposedly another punch in the Man Card.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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