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Credit Card Network Problems?
Self | 1/13/11 | Self

Posted on 01/14/2011 4:28:32 PM PST by Haiku Guy

I was just in my local Chinese Takeout, and the fellow behind the counter said that the credit card networks were screwed up tonight. Could be nothing, or the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse.

Anybody else seeing anything like this?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chat; vanity
Anybody seeing anything?
1 posted on 01/14/2011 4:28:33 PM PST by Haiku Guy
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To: Haiku Guy
What is zombie acopolypse?
2 posted on 01/14/2011 4:30:18 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Haiku Guy

Kind of, but my bank let me know they were doing system upgrades so I would face some issues.


3 posted on 01/14/2011 4:30:30 PM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: Haiku Guy

What kind of card there is another thread about BOA being down all day.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2656980/posts


4 posted on 01/14/2011 4:30:32 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: Haiku Guy

Did he check all his connections?


5 posted on 01/14/2011 4:31:01 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Haiku Guy

Beck’s fault.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 4:31:14 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Haiku Guy
I was wondering what was going on.

I was just at an ATM and instead of giving me the $50 I asked for it gave me $5000 and credited my account for another $50,000.

Now I can get that 4WD Tundra!

7 posted on 01/14/2011 4:31:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Haiku Guy

Was he logged in?


8 posted on 01/14/2011 4:32:13 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: Haiku Guy

I bought some stuff at a big box store an hour ago, no issues.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 4:33:08 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Haiku Guy

10 posted on 01/14/2011 4:33:12 PM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Haiku Guy

11 posted on 01/14/2011 4:33:45 PM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Zombie Apocalypse?!


12 posted on 01/14/2011 4:33:49 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Haiku Guy

Are you logged in? How were the egg rolls?


13 posted on 01/14/2011 4:37:17 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Haiku Guy

That Chinese joint is a secret Chicom econocyberwar hub.

They probably are emptying everyone’s accounts right now.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 4:45:55 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Retired Chemist

More importantly, was he logged in?


15 posted on 01/14/2011 4:50:44 PM PST by righttackle44
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To: Haiku Guy

I have put my tin-foil hat on and with your post I am preparing tin-foil leggins and booties.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 4:51:29 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Yes. We had Chinese takeout this evening too.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 4:52:08 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (Smile! You weren't aborted!)
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To: Haiku Guy

zombie apocalypse:

In a zombie apocalypse, a widespread rise of zombies hostile to human life engages in a general assault on civilization.


18 posted on 01/14/2011 4:54:11 PM PST by swamprebel ("history is prologue")
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To: Retired Chemist

Is he logged in?


19 posted on 01/14/2011 4:54:32 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Haiku Guy

Bank of America down today.


20 posted on 01/14/2011 4:56:41 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: Haiku Guy

Affirmative. I just saw some very similar chinese takeout last night. Spooky huh?


21 posted on 01/14/2011 5:00:28 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Haiku Guy

By ‘zombie’ I assume you mean ‘vitality challenged’.
The ‘vitality challenged’ are an important, and growing, segment of our society.


22 posted on 01/14/2011 5:04:11 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: swamprebel

Rebel, do you think they’ll be fast or slow zombies?

I see movies where people who have never handled guns before are scoring head shots on Undead, and they’re really scooting along.

I’m guessing they’ll move something like old people at the mall first thing in the morning. Strong start, then they slow to a Mummy-like speed.


23 posted on 01/14/2011 5:06:12 PM PST by tumblindice (Dawn of the Dead, or `The GOP's Last Hurrah')
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To: Haiku Guy

awww sooo


25 posted on 01/14/2011 5:16:59 PM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: Haiku Guy

I saw a few zombies at the local DNC office. Nothing unusual.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 5:22:47 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Haiku Guy

The MAN is fixing that tracking device strip in all swipe cards..... why I went off the grid after 9/11.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 5:25:52 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: tumblindice
I went to an Ashley furniture store once, it had 3 aisles.
As I entered the door 3 salespeople began to approach me from the 3 aisles. Each wanted to be the first to greet me.
They began slowly walking up the aisles, trying to appear nonchalant, but as they noticed their cohorts, each began to walk faster and faster, and were darn near trotting at the end.

I imagine zombies might behave in a similar manner to those commissioned salespeople, slow at first, then faster and faster.
;)

28 posted on 01/14/2011 5:50:01 PM PST by swamprebel ("history is prologue")
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To: Haiku Guy

I read elsewhere a major bank was down all day, online. Couldn’t access...


29 posted on 01/14/2011 5:50:51 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Haiku Guy

30 posted on 01/14/2011 6:07:10 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: swamprebel

Furniture stores are the worst, you’re right: A salesman practically hurdled a hassock trying to get to me once.

I plan to avoid them when the rotting undead arise from their graves brandishing their expired debit cards.


31 posted on 01/14/2011 6:07:15 PM PST by tumblindice (We don't have a Zombie Czar yet. I nominate Chris Williams.)
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To: Haiku Guy

We went to dinner with friends and when we paid the cashier said the network was very slow this evening.


32 posted on 01/14/2011 6:09:42 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Did you vote for Dear Leader?


33 posted on 01/14/2011 6:13:39 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: GoCards; Reagan Man
In metaphorical terms the Zombie Apocalypse is what will happen when the gubbment checks stop and the EBT cards stop working. The zombies will empty out of the cities in search of food. Incidentally, as this has become apart of the American lexicon ammo sales have skyrocketed.
34 posted on 01/14/2011 6:16:39 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: kalee

Today is the first day the IRS will allow anyone to file for your 2010 refund, and people don’t wait for the W-2 in the mail, they get it from W2-Express. Today.

So you have 50 million earned income credit people banging machines everywhere today for the refund.


35 posted on 01/14/2011 6:30:20 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Haiku Guy

Their link to the server back in the ‘old country’ that was to hold your CC info for future use may have been down...


36 posted on 01/14/2011 6:34:27 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: txhurl

Or put another way, today is one of the biggest stress-tests of the internet since its’ inception.


37 posted on 01/14/2011 6:34:43 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Haiku Guy

I had a stange denial at a gas pump, 4pm west coast time.


38 posted on 01/14/2011 6:38:09 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Right. Thanks for the info. Makes sense I guess, if you’re a zombie cultist and follower of pop culture nonsense.

Well, not really. I like the ammo part though.


39 posted on 01/14/2011 7:07:54 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: jennings2004
You believed what I said?
40 posted on 01/14/2011 8:18:20 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No, no, I understood...thanks for a smile!


41 posted on 01/15/2011 9:24:45 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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