Do NOT believe the lies about being lied to!
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  • May 22, 2020 09:39 PM
    Last: 3yr

    Hey, there everyone.

    Okay, first: I am not being paid, I am not a Mediator or Admin for this site, and I am doing this because I know how rumors can so easily spread like a brush fire and it changes from the original just as easily and almost always into something worse. Individually, we are very smart and think for ourselves. But together all bunched into a mob, we behave like cattle and take my word for it, cattle (a bunch of cows) are infuriatingly stupid. So step away from the mob, think for yourself and remember that NOBODY is thinking at their best when they are not getting what they want. No check? Actually, you are in the vast majority of the US.

    Think: Of the more than 630 million Americans, only about 180 million have gotten their checks. If all of the adult population was equal to 1 dollar (which is 100%), the people who have their checks already only comes to 28 cents. That's barely over a quarter (25 per cent) and if 4 quarters is a dollar, there's still 75 cents to go (actually it is 72, because 28+72=100) but it is still a huge amount of people who are waiting, just like you. You are understandably upset. But ranting and raving is only going to upset you more, and upset other people who will do the same thing and what started as your opinion (just an example, but what if you say, "I'll bet they are choosing who they want to give the checks to and they probably won't give me the full amount and they probably will totally skip my 2 children and that's $1000 less than I should be getting!" Okay, you know you can't prove any part of that statement. Yes. You know that. It is just a fear that you are not going to 1. Get your fair share, but even scarier, is 2. provide for your children.) Perfectly valid fears. But, say that someone else is looking through all of these posts and reads bits and pieces, and only reads the last few words, '$1000 less than I should be getting.' and thinks that some people are only getting $200 which is $1000 less, technically. But you meant the extra $500 per child and so she is now way off base, and she goes on to Facebook, Twitter, and 2 Reddit feeds she follows. Think about how many people in just the space of 1 hour are going to read that some people are only getting $200 instead of $1200. And in the 2nd hour, half of the people who read the feed/tweet/etc go and tell even just 1 person...each. Now, try going back, having realized that some person misread and so misunderstood what you had said. Once a rumor gets going, it becomes like a stampede. And you didn't even do anything wrong.