What a rip off!

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Lanolin

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Post what you think are complete rip offs.

Facebook ...steals your pics, tries to direct your social life, and is general dumping ground for bored ppl.
Cheap souvenirs of countries in gift shops but actually its all made in China
McDonalds. Pollutes the ocean with plastic straws, rots your teeth with coca cola and gives you a yuck feeling after you eat it.
Burger King...claims its flame grilled, but actually microwaves its burgers!
Plastic bags..to hold bread supposedly to keep it fresh, but if you keep it any longer than a day it grows mould anyway
Roundup. responsible for complete destruction of beneficial plants and good bacteria.
petrol driven gas guzzling cars. Pollution city.
SUVs. silly useless vehicles.
 

shittim

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When we walk in the power of Holy Spirit we manifest, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self control. We are so focused on Jesus we
don't allow ourselves to be vexed by the temporal.
 

Lanolin

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thats true shittim

Im just venting a little, sorry.

But I dont worry about that anymore because I dont go out anyway. Hallelujah!
 

shittim

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Ha! another way He is providing for us! Bless you!
 

Lynx

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The worst rip-off I can think of is the people I know who complain about everything they don't like or don't understand. They don't take the time and effort to investigate and figure out why these things exist. They just burn up my time complaining about them. What a jyp!
 

Lynx

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Sometimes Calvin and Hobbes say it best:



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Lanolin

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facebook gave me a virus ugh.
Ive shut it down so nobody can contact me anymore.
 

Lanolin

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it was giving my computer all this porno stuff and heaps of junk mail, seriously, do NOT go on FB unless you want your computer to crash and burn.
 

Lanolin

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Another thing I am wary of, is anybody posting under certain user names, esp predatory animals like wolf, bear, dragon etc. DO NOT LET THESE users into your life.
 

G00WZ

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I always found brands of bottled water to be rip offs. They sell the idea that your drinking water that somehow came from an iceberg,
when in reality its just purified tap water that was probably stored inside of a rusty old water silo.
 

Lynx

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Another thing I am wary of, is anybody posting under certain user names, esp predatory animals like wolf, bear, dragon etc. DO NOT LET THESE users into your life.
And especially Lynx... they are great hunters. Avoid any user with "Lynx" anywhere in his user name.

Dino is another one. Lots of dinosaurs were downright savage. Don't even answer a private message from anybody with "Dino" in the nick.
 

Lanolin

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I always found brands of bottled water to be rip offs. They sell the idea that your drinking water that somehow came from an iceberg,
when in reality its just purified tap water that was probably stored inside of a rusty old water silo.
yep. in a plastic bottle.
 

Lanolin

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price gougers profiting off coronavirus. disgusting.
people putting up the prices of toilet paper.
Is this so they can wrap their own bodies for the funerals or I dont know.

I am dismayed at how horrible people are that they would rip someone else off to further their own ends.
I saw a lot of rip offs in the horticulture industry...people would try and sell hybrid plants and seeds that that would die and not live to reproduce so that farmers etc had to buy new seed every year. Monsanto that is you.
 

Lanolin

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sorry shittim Im sure God will put a stop to all this insanity. But one cant help but be a witness to it and say nothing.
 

shittim

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If we belong to Jesus , we are no longer our own, we walk in love, joy, peace,etc. not distress and frustration. The fruit of our success in walking out the individual life plan He has for each of us is revealed this way. There is a lot of wrong in how we have "tended the garden" while He is away, we were directed to take and hold this world walking in the authority that was His, we are running out of time to get it right, no wonder He needed to get our attention this way.
 

Lanolin

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its not individual though we are all in this together. If you live in your own bubble fine but a lot of us are exposed to everything the world has. And God so loved the world so much that He gave his only son to redeem it, which means putting everything that is wrong with it back to rights. and that actually starts with us.
 

Lanolin

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you first have to name the demon. and then command it to leave...ie. know what you are dealing with. spritual warefare 101.
 

Lanolin

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There is great power in our words. That is why whistleblowers are often shot.
we had a tv progam called Fair Go that exposed all the scams that were being run so people were aware of them. and then they called the dodgy people out.
 

Lanolin

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one of the biggest things was insurance companies who wouldnt pay out and left families in huge distress.
 

shittim

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It is a choice, to focus on Jesus or the wrong of the world. I will keep walking in His love, joy, peace, patience, etc.
You may choose to focus on the other.
blessings