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   FoxNews says brain changes may make older people more prone to scams

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Radak    [TotalFark]  
Is this a repeat or my brain prone to fabricating Fark threads?

Also, where are my shoes?

05 Dec 2012 06:38 AM
Jake Havechek     
www.freerepublic.com

05 Dec 2012 07:22 AM
chi_tino     
Subby must be an octogenarian.

05 Dec 2012 07:22 AM
pkellmey     
Wait, is this ironic like the song or the other one?

05 Dec 2012 07:23 AM
mekkab     
thinks a face looks trustworthy... more prone to scams from people they cannot see.

Yep, got it.

05 Dec 2012 07:24 AM
Hobodeluxe     
*looks at Fox News' viewer demographics*

yep I have to say that my research agrees with theirs.

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05 Dec 2012 07:24 AM
Zarquon's Flat Tire    [TotalFark]  

Radak: Is this a repeat or my brain prone to fabricating Fark threads?

Also, where are my shoes?


You know, for just $499.99 I'll sell you my shoe locating technology. Just place the remote on your key ring, and the receiver on your shoe. Click to make your shoe chirp. Act now and buy one for the price of two and receive a second Shoe Chirper free!

05 Dec 2012 07:24 AM
Jake Havechek     
How do you think the carpet sweeper business came to be?

05 Dec 2012 07:25 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
It's a positive feedback loop. Old people are more vulnerable to being scammed, so scammers target old people, so old people get scammed more.

At some point, the whole thing explodes in a fiery cascade of sparks and smoke.

05 Dec 2012 07:26 AM
Jake Havechek     
I almost started a driveway sealing business with a buddy in high school, a few years before that process was found to be essentially useless.

05 Dec 2012 07:27 AM
Wise_Guy     
Apparently so does NBC: Link

05 Dec 2012 07:28 AM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
I guess this explains Pete Townsend.

05 Dec 2012 07:30 AM
Fluorescent Testicle     
Scams like Fox News' reality bubble?

05 Dec 2012 07:31 AM
Zeb Hesselgresser     
FTA
according to a study by Shelley Taylor of the University of California, Los Angeles, published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

$%# FOX NEWS! #$%!*

05 Dec 2012 07:31 AM
JunkyJu     
That explains the election results of the last 4 years.

05 Dec 2012 07:33 AM
Jake Havechek     
Explains how Lou Dobbs is a blithering idiot.

05 Dec 2012 07:34 AM
Zeb Hesselgresser     

Jake Havechek: I almost started a driveway sealing business with a buddy in high school, a few years before that process was found to be essentially useless.


Those guys do pretty well in our area, you can extend the life of an asphalt driveway for years by maintaining it properly. Who told you it was useless?

05 Dec 2012 07:36 AM
SomeoneDumb     

Hobodeluxe: *looks at Fox News' viewer demographics*

yep I have to say that my research agrees with theirs.



Except, of course, it wasn't their research. They're just "reporting" on the same story that's been around a bit lately. At the top of the page it even says "Published December 03, 2012 / Reuters"

05 Dec 2012 07:39 AM
Jake Havechek     

Zeb Hesselgresser: Jake Havechek: I almost started a driveway sealing business with a buddy in high school, a few years before that process was found to be essentially useless.

Those guys do pretty well in our area, you can extend the life of an asphalt driveway for years by maintaining it properly. Who told you it was useless?


In New England with the temperature extremes, it's pretty useless, that's why we seal the cracks only, not the entire driveway.

05 Dec 2012 07:39 AM
dready zim     

JunkyJu: That explains the election results of the last 4 years.


It explains why the republican voter base is older than the democrat voter base.....

05 Dec 2012 07:41 AM
missmez    [TotalFark]  
They seem to go one way or the other. My husband's grandmother gave away.most of her money to virtually anyone who asked (and called social services on whoever tried to stop her), but my own grandparents treated everyone but immediate family as potential conmen.

05 Dec 2012 07:42 AM
Hobodeluxe     

SomeoneDumb: Hobodeluxe: *looks at Fox News' viewer demographics*

yep I have to say that my research agrees with theirs.



Except, of course, it wasn't their research. They're just "reporting" on the same story that's been around a bit lately. At the top of the page it even says "Published December 03, 2012 / Reuters"


yeah I know. I think you assumed that I was talking about them when I said "theirs" but I was only referring to their demographics and their methods. not the research.

05 Dec 2012 07:42 AM
vinniethepoo     

Jake Havechek: Explains how Lou Dobbs is a blithering idiot.


And also why J.R. "Bob" Dobbs is such a good salesman.

05 Dec 2012 07:42 AM
dready zim     

SomeoneDumb: Hobodeluxe: *looks at Fox News' viewer demographics*

yep I have to say that my research agrees with theirs.



Except, of course, it wasn't their research. They're just "reporting" on the same story that's been around a bit lately. At the top of the page it even says "Published December 03, 2012 / Reuters"


he didn`t say the research was done by fox, just that after looking at the fox demographic he agreed with it (with the implication that fox lies)

Stop making up posts in your head to reply to.....

05 Dec 2012 07:43 AM
PreMortem    [TotalFark]  
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05 Dec 2012 07:58 AM
tuxq     

PreMortem: [That's_the_joke.jpg]


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05 Dec 2012 08:03 AM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     
Not ironic. You would expect Fock-snooze to know their audience.

05 Dec 2012 08:09 AM
SpectroBoy     
FoxNews says brain changes may make older people more prone to scams

Fox News said this!?!?

Irony meter..... overloading ......
Norman..... coordinate . . . .

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05 Dec 2012 08:20 AM
LtDarkstar     
Hah not me, as I grow older I seem to be getting more and more paranoid. The nursing home is gonna LOVE me when I start setting up spy cams everywhere, running the license plate of everyone who drives into the parking lot and start doing background checks on every person who walks into my room :P Never can be too careful ya know!

05 Dec 2012 08:33 AM
varmitydog     
AverageAmericanGuy : It's a positive feedback loop. Old people are more vulnerable to being scammed, so scammers target old people, so old people get scammed more.

I agree. When my Aunt turned 80 she got on some kind of old fogies list and she gets three times the "gimme money" mail that we get. And when the land line rings, it's usually for her from some other "gimme money" group. With me as soon as they launch into their sales pitch I hang up. But most of her friends have up and died or gone away, to nursing homes or to live with their kids and she gets lonely. So she listens to them. Which no doubt gets her on more lists.

05 Dec 2012 08:43 AM
Taxcheat     
That explains Social Security.

05 Dec 2012 08:45 AM
KrispyKritter     

Jake Havechek: Zeb Hesselgresser: Jake Havechek: I almost started a driveway sealing business with a buddy in high school, a few years before that process was found to be essentially useless.

Those guys do pretty well in our area, you can extend the life of an asphalt driveway for years by maintaining it properly. Who told you it was useless?

In New England with the temperature extremes, it's pretty useless, that's why we seal the cracks only, not the entire driveway.


New England is filled with common sense people who aren't easily scammed. Come on down to NJ, there are assholes everywhere you look. I know because I am one. You'd make a fortune.

05 Dec 2012 08:49 AM
H31N0US     
Also makes older moderators more susceptible to approving repeat stories.

05 Dec 2012 08:57 AM
Basily Gourt     

Jake Havechek: Zeb Hesselgresser: Jake Havechek: I almost started a driveway sealing business with a buddy in high school, a few years before that process was found to be essentially useless.

Those guys do pretty well in our area, you can extend the life of an asphalt driveway for years by maintaining it properly. Who told you it was useless?

In New England WE'RE EFFING TIGHTWADS, with the temperature extremes, it's pretty useless, that's why we seal the cracks only, not the entire driveway.

 

FTFY

I'm a contractor who has lived and done business in the NYC area, the mountain west, and now in new hampshire.

As a group, you people in new england (I'm speaking of the natives, not transplants) give the concept of being a cheapskate a whole new meaning.

I gave up trying to work for the natives. All my clients are transplanted white collar folks. You crackers are in the same class as people from india. You aren't satisfied with getting a good deal. You want it for nothing. 

As for sealing your driveway, some people do it for the aesthetics. It just looks nice when you recoat it.

05 Dec 2012 09:06 AM
No Time To Explain     
Also in other news, watching fox news will also change your brain so you're more prone to scams, and watch fox news and take them seriously

/vicious, vicious cycle

05 Dec 2012 09:08 AM
SomeoneDumb     

Hobodeluxe: SomeoneDumb: Hobodeluxe: *looks at Fox News' viewer demographics*

yep I have to say that my research agrees with theirs.



Except, of course, it wasn't their research. They're just "reporting" on the same story that's been around a bit lately. At the top of the page it even says "Published December 03, 2012 / Reuters"

yeah I know. I think you assumed that I was talking about them when I said "theirs" but I was only referring to their demographics and their methods. not the research.


Point taken.

Some people, I guessed, might just see the headline and think Fox actually did something.

05 Dec 2012 09:18 AM
Techhell     

Jake Havechek: Explains how Lou Dobbs is a blithering idiot.


Sort of a shame, that. I used to enjoy his non-immigration stuff on CNN until he grabbed a tuba, put on a pair of adult diapers and bought a ticket to be the Conductor of the the Crazy Train, (twice)

05 Dec 2012 09:20 AM
BitwiseShift     
In unrelated news, Fox is starting an old folks channel with astronomical advertising rates.

05 Dec 2012 09:30 AM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
Headline + Tag + Source = first good laugh of the day

05 Dec 2012 09:38 AM
probesport     
So time may change me?

05 Dec 2012 09:39 AM
Jake Havechek     

Basily Gourt: Jake Havechek: Zeb Hesselgresser: Jake Havechek: I almost started a driveway sealing business with a buddy in high school, a few years before that process was found to be essentially useless.

Those guys do pretty well in our area, you can extend the life of an asphalt driveway for years by maintaining it properly. Who told you it was useless?

In New England WE'RE EFFING TIGHTWADS, with the temperature extremes, it's pretty useless, that's why we seal the cracks only, not the entire driveway. 

FTFY

I'm a contractor who has lived and done business in the NYC area, the mountain west, and now in new hampshire.

As a group, you people in new england (I'm speaking of the natives, not transplants) give the concept of being a cheapskate a whole new meaning.

I gave up trying to work for the natives. All my clients are transplanted white collar folks. You crackers are in the same class as people from india. You aren't satisfied with getting a good deal. You want it for nothing. 

As for sealing your driveway, some people do it for the aesthetics. It just looks nice when you recoat it.


Errr.......fark you?

05 Dec 2012 09:47 AM
Basily Gourt     

Jake Havechek: Basily Gourt: Jake Havechek: Zeb Hesselgresser: Jake Havechek: I almost started a driveway sealing business with a buddy in high school, a few years before that process was found to be essentially useless.

Those guys do pretty well in our area, you can extend the life of an asphalt driveway for years by maintaining it properly. Who told you it was useless?

In New England WE'RE EFFING TIGHTWADS, with the temperature extremes, it's pretty useless, that's why we seal the cracks only, not the entire driveway. 

FTFY

I'm a contractor who has lived and done business in the NYC area, the mountain west, and now in new hampshire.

As a group, you people in new england (I'm speaking of the natives, not transplants) give the concept of being a cheapskate a whole new meaning.

I gave up trying to work for the natives. All my clients are transplanted white collar folks. You crackers are in the same class as people from india. You aren't satisfied with getting a good deal. You want it for nothing. 

As for sealing your driveway, some people do it for the aesthetics. It just looks nice when you recoat it.

Errr.......fark you?


Ok, I deserved that. I was a little testy this morning and went on an off-topic rant.

Sorry about that.

/ Jebus, I re-read that. I really did go a bit off the handle. No more posting before noon!
/ No, I still won't take any more off the price though, ya tightwad!

05 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
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