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VIDEO: Petition to Ban Job Killing ATM Machines
MRC TV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 6/17/2011 | Dan Joseph

Posted on 06/17/2011 1:43:58 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv

When we went out on the street and started asking people to sign a petition to ban ATM machines, we expected most of them to call us crazy or to simply ignore us. But in Barack Obama's America, banning cash machines as economic stimulus actually seems like a fairly reasonable idea to many folks.

When we went out on the street and started asking people to sign a petition to ban ATM machines, we expected most of them to call us crazy or to simply ignore us. But in Barack Obama's America, banning cash machines as economic stimulus actually seems like a fairly reasonable idea to many folks.

We had a lot of people who thought it made sense to get rid of cash machines and for a variety of reasons.

Some didn't like the usage fees and concluded that the best way to get rid of the hassle was to get rid of ATM's altogether.

Other's wanted to see America return to a simpler time when we all got our money from our friendly neighborhood banker who knew your name, smiled at you and gave little Billy a lollipop after which you could hop in your horse drawn carriage and return to your candle lit home.

One woman even said that ATM machines were bad for the environment.

(Excerpt) Read more at mrctv.org ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: atm; liberalfascism; obama; obamaatms; petition

1 posted on 06/17/2011 1:44:01 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Idiots.


2 posted on 06/17/2011 1:44:54 PM PDT by RockinRight (Rock you like a Hermancain!)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Automatic teller machine machines.


3 posted on 06/17/2011 1:47:38 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Please, stop giving them ideas.


4 posted on 06/17/2011 1:50:28 PM PDT by madmaximus (Liberaltarians=junkies,anti-semites,anti-military,cultural marxists without all the taxes)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv
I remember when you HAD to stand in line for bank clerk to get your cash and you had to take an hour out of work to do so because banks were closed for lunch and they closed at 3.
ATMs are great. They improve productivity for everybody else.
That is of course completely lost on our business-challenged prez.

5 posted on 06/17/2011 1:54:08 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv
There's even better technology than ATM's. How about the self checkout do it yourself scanning at grocery stores, e.g., Ralphs, CVS, HomeDepot, etc.? I love the self checkout machines!
6 posted on 06/17/2011 1:54:57 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

The Luddites were a social movement in the nineteenth century who protested against the changes produced by the Industrial Revolution, often by destroying mechanized looms, which they felt were leaving them without work and changing their way of life. It took its name from Ned Ludd.

In the early 21st century, a movement arose to destroy ATM machines. It’s name, Obamites, was taken from their leader, Barrack Obama.


7 posted on 06/17/2011 1:56:20 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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I’m old enough to remember the long lines at the banks before ATMs became popular. Some people would even wait an hour or more in some lines. Heck, in one bank I used to work at, in New York, the lines, especially on Fridays and beginning of the months, had to be extended outside the bank doors. Technology isn’t just to replace people; it’s to make their lives easier. Besides, how many bank tellers are there that could hand you your money after regular working hours? People need to be asked questions detailing the pros and cons before they can answer them “intelligently” or at least an “informed response”.


8 posted on 06/17/2011 1:57:19 PM PDT by adorno
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To: hamboy

Pumping your own gas puts people out of work too.


9 posted on 06/17/2011 1:58:55 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

No wonder we have the president, and senators, and representatives, and governors, etc. that we have.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of deep thinking going on in the average american’s life. So, who’s on top in American Idol these days. ;)


10 posted on 06/17/2011 1:59:16 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

In the 1980’s, I worked for a while for a Shop n Save supermarket here in Pittsburgh and was made a member of the UFCW.

The union newsletters rallied constantly against checkout scanners, expressing the opinion that the price needed to be marked on every can of beans and every roll of toilet tissue and that scanners were going to hurt employment.


11 posted on 06/17/2011 2:07:24 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv
They left out the most important reason: dihydrogen monoxide is used in the manufacturing of ATMs and depending on where they are located some can even collect on the surface of them.

Dihydrogen monoxide: it's a chemical so therefore it's bad for you.

12 posted on 06/17/2011 2:12:14 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Elections have consequences.


13 posted on 06/17/2011 2:19:53 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: massgopguy
Pumping your own gas puts people out of work too.

Yeap. Actually the internet killed jobs that print media downsized, shoppers buy online, travellers book themselves, etc. When FAX came around USPS workload reduced then the internet done worse.

14 posted on 06/17/2011 2:22:48 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: YHAOS
However, some experts have the opinion that James Goodfellow of Scotland holds the earliest patent date of 1966 for a modern ATM, and John D White (also of Docutel) in the US is often credited with inventing the first free-standing ATM design. In 1967, John Shepherd-Barron invented and installed an ATM in a Barclays Bank in London. Don Wetzel invented an American made ATM in 1968.

However, it wasn't until the mid to late 1980s that ATMs became part of mainstream banking.

Why not get rid of self ser service stations while we are at it. Obama is in a panic for Jobs.

15 posted on 06/17/2011 2:26:11 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: YHAOS
However, some experts have the opinion that James Goodfellow of Scotland holds the earliest patent date of 1966 for a modern ATM, and John D White (also of Docutel) in the US is often credited with inventing the first free-standing ATM design. In 1967, John Shepherd-Barron invented and installed an ATM in a Barclays Bank in London. Don Wetzel invented an American made ATM in 1968.

However, it wasn't until the mid to late 1980s that ATMs became part of mainstream banking.

Why not get rid of self service stations while we are at it. Obama is in a panic for Jobs.

16 posted on 06/17/2011 2:26:44 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

The Prez has a great point —what about the treacherous COTTON GIN, hmmmm..? Think of the would-be, happy JobFul people out there in the fields, faces upturned to the sun, weilding machetes, “daylight come and me wanna go home..!”

Hmmm...?!

E-media, harumph..! DrudgeReport, ineed..!! All I see now are the crying paperboys, bicyles RUSTING..! JOBLESS...!

It’s all a mess..!

And what of powerplants, and dastardly solar cells..?! Why not the thrill of coming home black coal-faced, after an honest day of swinging a pickaxe underground for anthracite..?

KEEP HOPE ALIVE..!!!


17 posted on 06/17/2011 2:37:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: scooby321
"Why not get rid of self service stations while we are at it."

Automation killed a lot of phone switchboard jobs. The buggy whip industry has been destroyed.

18 posted on 06/17/2011 2:40:43 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: YHAOS
Let's outlaw buttons on elevators too. Think of how many more jobs we could have if you had to have an old fashioned operator in every elevator.
19 posted on 06/17/2011 2:47:23 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

It is not the ATM putting people out of work, it is that green crap that comes out of the ATM. And DC is 100 % responsible for destroying that product.


20 posted on 06/17/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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I was talking about this last night with my wife. Before ATMs I remember when I got my paycheck I went to the bank and deposited it less what cash I figured I needed for the week. When I bought gas I paid cash. I bought beer with cash. Lots of stuff was bought with cash.

Now my paycheck is electronically deposited into my account. And I buy most everything with a debit card. I pull up to the gas tank and swipe my card, punch in my PIN and the money is immediately taken from my account and put in the store’s account. When the store buys gasoline to replace what I just purchased it goes from the store’s account to the wholesaler’s account. And not one paper dollar has changed hands.

Where did all the cash go? I don’t even see armoured cars much anymore.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 2:51:43 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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I wish some republican would find out how many jobs there are in the ATM manufacturing industry and how many people it takes to service the ATMs. But, there I go giving republicans the benefit of the doubt.


22 posted on 06/17/2011 2:56:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: hamboy

Of course the USPS anymore is just good for junk mail ! And it is almost impossible to opt out of junk mail !


23 posted on 06/17/2011 3:11:46 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

How about a towel boy who gives you a towel and some TP when you go to the bathroom. I am sure Dear Leader favors this ! That would make me very uncomfortable especially when needing to do a #2 with someone in there all the time !

Concerning ATM’s, when I hit the job market in 1990, my first job, I worked a strict 8 to 5 job, no direct deposit and got a paper check. The bank I used worked from 9 to 4. Payday was the 1st and the 15th. So on a very rare occasion it fell on a Friday. I would end up dropping my check in after work in an ATM and transfer funds through it as well. Saved me from going inside or having to take time off from work.

There were a couple of times that I go on vacation and payday would fall on Monday the next week. I would get my check early with a stipulation that I could not drop it in on Friday. If I took it to a teller, on Friday, the cutoff for current day business was 6pm instead of 2:30 like on other days. Instead I dropped it in on the ATM which got processed the next Monday and its cutoff was still 3:30pm.


24 posted on 06/17/2011 3:31:21 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv
I think New Jersey has it right: No one should be allowed to pump their own gas!

(Just kidding)

25 posted on 06/17/2011 3:36:16 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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the boy isn't smart enough to understand the business model of a lemonade stand...
26 posted on 06/17/2011 3:46:43 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks blog.Eyeblast.tv.
...we expected most of them to call us crazy or to simply ignore us. But in Barack Obama's America, banning cash machines as economic stimulus actually seems like a fairly reasonable idea to many folks... Some didn't like the usage fees... Others wanted to see America return to a simpler time when we all got our money from our friendly neighborhood banker who knew your name, smiled at you and gave little Billy a lollipop after which you could hop in your horse drawn carriage and return to your candle lit home. One woman even said that ATM machines were bad for the environment.

27 posted on 06/17/2011 3:49:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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OBAMASATM
28 posted on 06/17/2011 4:29:06 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: PUGACHEV
By George! I think you have it (the idea). ( ^8 }
29 posted on 06/17/2011 4:37:01 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Go watch the video!!! LOL


30 posted on 06/17/2011 5:29:14 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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OMG... No wonder he got elected...

But he got it half right.

Yes, they take away jobs, but they create so many more if you have the skill set. His economy would be in shambles if such productivity enhancing devices were not beng utilized in the economy to keep profit margins alive to keep companies alive.

The landscape has changed so dramatically. For example you don't need as many Tool and Die makers anymore, but when the changes were coming why didn't these guys go for CAD/CAM-FEA retraining to do their job in a different way? If they are Union Auto Working types that did it, why didn't their Union see it coming and push for retraining?

Obama wants to go back to the Carter years before all this technology, I was their it was no picnic, I don't want to go back....

31 posted on 06/20/2011 2:33:00 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

D-uhr.


32 posted on 06/20/2011 2:46:46 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao thinks DWS is cute (!!))
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