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posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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Here's the original video.

As for the topic itself, I think it would be pretty effective, plus it would be pretty hard to label the act of sending empty/junk/roof shingle mail as communist/marxist/socialist/etc. so there's that too.




posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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That's la la stuff.

The banks issue an account debit card when you open an account. The amounts they cover if your card is stolen and used to draw money from your account will differ from $400 to $1000. Stated in the very fine print. So $1000
from an ATM with your motorcycle helmut on. Report the card stolen the next day. After jumping thru a few whoops and some lying that doesn't add up to anything close to the iies the banks have scammed you with.
The $ 1000 is back in your account in a few days.
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posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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that'll teach the poor schmuck working at the mail room in the banks downtown corporate head office.

no better way to make an immigrant working for min. wage work harder for his pay on a friday night, when all he want's to do is catch the bus and go home to his family.

lowly mailroom worker: (in broken english) boss, we just got another envelope stuffed with wood shingle.

mail room supervisor: i told you pedro, any more empty envelopes and wood shingles, throw them in the recycling
bin. if you can't handle that simple instruction i'm afraid i'm going to have to let you go.

corporate ceo (to his mistress): do you prefer domaine leflaive montrachet grand cru or a henri jayer cros parantoux
with your truffled oysters in white clam sauce.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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RandomName makes an excellent point. The actions described in the video will have little impact, other than to make the working lives of poor, low-paid mail workers more difficult.

Who will bear the burden of the costs of these mailings? Not the bank.

No, the bank will simply pass on these costs to their customers, in the form of higher rates of interest, fees, etc. At the end of the year, some accountant will simply say, "We spent X dollars on mail offers last year, and this past year that dollar amount increased by Y. We need to pass this cost increase on to our customers."

All this stupid idea does is make it more expensive to do business for the bank, and those costs will be forced upon the backs of their customers.

If you really want to send a message to the bank, write a professional, sincere letter to the CEO voicing your concerns. That will be more worth your while than this silly junk mail garbage.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Nice video. That is something I probably would have never thought about. Will it really make a difference? Who knows. But I am sure it will make you feel better getting rid of all that junk.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Namaste1001
 


That's la la stuff.

The banks issue an account debit card when you open an account. The amounts they cover if your card is stolen and used to draw money from your account will differ from $400 to $1000. Stated in the very fine print. So $1000
from an ATM with your motorcycle helmut on. Report the card stolen the next day. After jumping thru a few whoops and some lying that doesn't add up to anything close to the iies the banks have scammed you with.
The $ 1000 is back in your account in a few days.
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Have you ever heard the phrase: "Two Wrongs don't make a Right". It was the first thing that came to mind when I read your post.

The idea you are suggesting is called fraud, clever but against the law....I know your saying: but..but...but. It still doesn't make your actions moral. Look to my above post and think about it. If you do something like this then you are no better than those who did it to you.


Try taking the high ground, in the end you will feel much better about your self.
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posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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A short description of what the guy in the video is doing will bring many of us that don't have streaming or uncapped internet access out of our mushroom state and into the light.

Can you please rub some words together about what it is he is proposing for those of us that cant watch the vid??????



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 01:16 AM
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Send in your unsolicited mail bank card offers back with some weighted object like a piece of wood that fits in the envelope. This will cost the bank postage on the returned item of junk mail and cost us nothing to do it. Protest by mailing junk mail back to the banks.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 01:42 AM
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IMHO it is a GR8 idea!! Can't see that there can be anything illegal about that.

Thanx for sharing. Hey! the sun just came up here too!



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 03:18 AM
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Great idea OP.
I actually did this a couple of years ago. I sent the contents straight back to them, but I also enclosed a few pieces of mouldy cheese. I should have wrote a message, but didn't know what to write at the time.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 05:12 AM
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Absolutely brilliant! I get so much junk mail from banks, credit cards, etc. This is perfect.

/TOA



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 05:25 AM
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Great idea!

Why stop at the Banks?

Do it to the big Insurance Companies too. I don't know about you but i get more junk mail from various big name Insurance Companies then i do from Banks.


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posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 05:28 AM
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Ive done this a few times.
I get so much junk mail from various companies i mix up the application forms in the reply envelopes.

Here in the uk there is a heavy push to recycling. So i am just doing my bit for the enviornment.
I havent figured out how to put my rotting veg in these reply forms yet but i am working on it.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 05:34 AM
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How brilliant!

I will be trying this out as soon as monday :]

thanks for the laugh!



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 05:42 AM
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That's brilliant! Simply Brilliant!!!



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by skitzspiricy
Great idea!

Why stop at the Banks?

Do it to the big Insurance Companies too. I don't know about you but i get more junk mail from various big name Insurance Companies then i do from Banks.


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Definitely, the possibilities are endless. I get so much junk everyday, its sick. Now I can just send it all back at there expense. I still cant believe it never crossed my mind to do it before.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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qreat idea !



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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This is very interesting, but I don't see myself doing this. I don't really see how sending these will prevent the gov't from bailing out banks. If you don't agree with a bank or financial institution, just don't use their facilities or credit card. Just pay with cash or a personal check from an account with your local non-profit credit union.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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Haha...I do this anyway. Return their junk to them. But the OWS note is a great idea! Thanks for posting this.

Oh, and how's this for irony








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