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  •  Exactly (8+ / 0-)

    And this is what invalidates the whole argument that we just have to suck up and take whatever the debt ghouls dish out.

    In practice the debt ghouls know that they can't squeeze blood from a turnip. They buy these debts in bulk for pennies on the dollar and make a profit off a fraction of them. The rest of us are consigned to turniphood for the remainder of our lives, and there isn't a bloody thing we can do about it. Except commit suicide. Or survive despite the best efforts of the ghouls and their legal apologists to kill us.

    •  And some "legal apologists" just want to warn (0+ / 0-)

      people and let them know that burying your head in the sand and pretending like nothing bad will come from not paying debt isn't a viable strategy.  

      •  Spoken like a person who still has affluence (0+ / 0-)

        to lose. Once the system has taken all of that away from you, such "warnings" provoke none of the fear and awe they are intended to provoke. And there are millions of Americans in this situation -- thanks to the banksters and their legal apologists.

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