Its about bloody time: PayPal getting sued

zorbazorba Senior MemberPosts: 17,644 Senior Member
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  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,673 Senior Member
    I support this. But I also support a business being able to run the way it wants. We are going to see a lot of this coming up soon. A case from Colorado is moving up the courts with a baker refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding. When you really sit and think about it, how much do we want the government saying what we can and cannot do with a private business?
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,448 Senior Member
    We all applauded Ronnie Barrett for his refusal to do business with California because of the state's anti-gun policies. Personally, i do not agree with Paypal, but if we force them to do business with entities they don't want to do business with, will we be forcing Barrett to do business with California?

    Screw Paypal. But don't try to use the force and might of the Government to force them to run their business the way YOU want them to. That is just as bad as forcing a baker to make a gay wedding cake for communist baby whales.
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,870 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    We all applauded Ronnie Barrett for his refusal to do business with California because of the state's anti-gun policies. Personally, i do not agree with Paypal, but if we force them to do business with entities they don't want to do business with, will we be forcing Barrett to do business with California?

    Screw Paypal. But don't try to use the force and might of the Government to force them to run their business the way YOU want them to. That is just as bad as forcing a baker to make a gay wedding cake for communist baby whales.
    This.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,524 Senior Member
    The old owner (Thiel?) said it wouldn't be ran the way it is now if he still owned it.

    PayPal has its place and uses that no other joint can do the same. That illegal operation "Chokepoint" where the Feds force banks not to do business with perfectly legal gun companies/merchants is another gun grabbing scheme by Numbnuts and Holder. Be glad to see it erased.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    A class action lawsuit is not the same as a government mandate. At least a jury might get to decide the issue instead of a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians lining their pockets from the lobbyists' slush funds. The legal beagles will still reap most of the benefits of the situation, but at least there might be a fair hearing on the matter. More likely, PayPay (Ebay) will reach into its bottomless pocket and make a settlement offer to make the whole thing go away. Golden Rule: "He who has the gold writes the rules!"
    Jerry
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,524 Senior Member
    I should say Dipstick and the DOJ/FDIC pressured banking institutions not to do business with what they deemed "Bad Actors" (meaning from merchants dealing with guns legally) or suffer the consequences by getting increased Federal scrutiny which scared them off. It was rolled into a policy to stop predatory businesses like Payday loan joints from preying on folks, "As Seen On TV", Sweepstakes, Internet sales and Telemarketing abuses.

    Dated, but good article on Operation Chokepoint.

    http://blog.retailing.org/operation-choke-point-meets-the-trump-administration

    Sneaky SOBs will use anything and everything to push gun control without it even passing through Congress.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,934 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    We all applauded Ronnie Barrett for his refusal to do business with California because of the state's anti-gun policies. Personally, i do not agree with Paypal, but if we force them to do business with entities they don't want to do business with, will we be forcing Barrett to do business with California?

    Screw Paypal. But don't try to use the force and might of the Government to force them to run their business the way YOU want them to. That is just as bad as forcing a baker to make a gay wedding cake for communist baby whales.

    :agree: There are other means of payment besides Paypal; not like that is the only way to pay for something. They lose business by refusing to do business with firearms dealers, but it's still just a small part of their business. Let them run their business how they see fit to do business, or not, with whom they please. Government intervention in this, in any way, isn't something to be desired.
    I may be a Deplorable, but at least I'm not a Liberal!!!



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