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Twitter Thread: How Taylor Swift Cut Out Her Predatory Label

Whether you're a fan of Taylor Swift's music or not, it's interesting to learn about the long, long history of musicians signing horrible deals early in their careers and getting completely shafted later on when it comes to the rights of their own music. It's crazy to think that there are recording artists today don't own their own music, like we're still living in some old-timey Motown story of forgotten legends and cartoonishly evil businessmen. @ThatsMauvelous details the weird legal stunts Swift had to pull to get the rights to her music back from her old label.

Twitter Thread about Taylor Swift rerecording her music to cut out her old label.
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Company Won't Accept Mortgage Payments, Tells Customer They've Defaulted

There's a type of business that makes itself deliberately hard to navigate just so they can charge weird fees. Some companies will even hide or delay just how much interest they've charged just to bully customers into paying for late fees they didn't even know existed. Navigating the corporate landscape as one person can be an absolute nightmare, but after dealing with the absurd process of paying their own mortgage, this person realized they didn't have to put up with the nonsense. For another tale of financial absurdity, here's a guy who got hounded for a trivial debt and ended up mailing them a dime.

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Guy Prescribes Dose of Own Medicine to Scammer

If a scammer tries to get at your hard-earned money, you're justified in, nay obligated to, feed them a bunch of absurd lies and waste their afternoon with your goofdom. It's simply what's done. For some extra scammer drama, here are some influencers getting called out for their lobster scam as well as Scammy Tammy wasting a seller's time with her dumb scam.

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Absurdly Overpriced Stuff People Have Seen

We all know someone who, against better judgement, will buy into the complete BS of an expensive product, and assume that the high price tag is a legitimate marker of quality. It's sad to see, but when someone spends literally any money on a rock in a bag, that's kind of on them. Here are some products that are getting more expensive and somehow worse, as well as some signs someone is trying way to hard to look rich.

Ridiculously overpriced products | patchyj 1.5k points 4 days ago couple years ago, Mark's and Spencer Food high end supermarket UK, tried selling "Cauliflower Steak" which thick slice cauliflower 2.50 covered plastic could literally buy whole cauliflower same row bit further down 40p. They were crucified hilarious
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Greedy Contractor Doubles Price On Original Order, Petty Revenge Ensues

Man, you've got to love that energy. Sometimes, people let the greediness consume them. If you ever find yourself dealing with someone who is clearly blinded by greed, it really just falls on you to consider providing them the potentially helpful, yet brutal wakeup call that they glaringly need. Suffice to say, this independent contractor got the reality check he needed. 

An independent contractor gets too happy with their monopoly, and then an HOA petty revenge ensues.
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Stupid and Random Ways People Fell Into Money

It's extremely rare and extremely stupid, but sometimes money finds its way into people's hands for what seems like no reason. One chance encounter or ill-advised risk can land a very lucky few of us with randomly gotten gains. That said, once people have money, they tend to spend that money on the stupidest things.

Strange and unexpected ways people got money | t073 1.1k points 19 days ago edited 18 days ago bought waterproof camera back 2010 and thought would be cool try out at new water park just opened. 1 years later video blew up making tons money monthly still make some during summer months but not much. Now sitting at just over 100,000,000 views. Edit since 's buried comments now, here's video https youtu.be/6BoOhDf2Tmg
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Lying Brother Tries To Cover Up Fact His Wife Is Breadwinner

In these modern times, it can be pretty up in the air who makes more money in a relationship. This guy went out of his way to make it seem like his wife was just spending all his money, which was absolutely not the case, and a pretty disrespectful way to go about things. What makes it especially strange is that everyone knew the truth anyway. Relationships come with very specific and strange situations, like this dude who lied to his constantly late wife just so she'd arrive on time.

guy lies about his money, says his wife spends all his when she actually makes more
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Absurd Lying Stranger Won't Pay for Rug, Thinks They've Won

Nothing is the same type of annoying as a dumb person who thinks they've just defeated you. Such is this low balling stranger who made the unreasonable demand for this rug, obviously lies about buying a different one, and is so dumb that they don't understand a rhetorical situation and believe that they've caught the seller in a lie. Pretty childish.

Annoying stranger lies about buying rug | didn't agree on $30. Also said can't find matching one anywhere, but then said can buy one 25. If 's case l'd suggest buy one. Wouldn't want overpay with mine s GREAT deal. admitting its over priced then Ok can ask pay 70 even said yourself 's overpriced
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Employee Told Not To Mention Typo, Company Loses $90K

When the hierarchy gets overzealous and cocky, things can get out of hand real fast. This employee found themselves under direct orders to not double check a coworker's work, and low and behold, they wasted a whole bunch of money. At least there are times when all the blame falls on a supervisor, like this incompetent manager who demanded worse customer service and got all the blame.

Coworker makes point to not mention typos, ends up wasting $90K
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Girl Expects 60% Discount On Offerup

It seems as if this world will truly never run out of wildly entitled human beings. We're not sure what compels folks to trouble other people with their unyielding series of irrational demands. This girl certainly needed the wakeup call that she was given. Hopefully it takes. Check out more entitled folks and their wild boldness over here

An entitled girl expects a 60% discount on Offerup.
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Mindless Things Said By Credit Card Customers

It's insights like these that lead us to believe with an unshakable doubt that there are people in this world that should absolutely not have credit cards. Seriously, the kinds of encounters that the folks working for banks have with the world's most impressively clueless human beings are enough to leave you speechless. For another post along a similar vein, check out the dumbest financial advice that people have ever received

A collection of the most mindless things that have been said by credit card customers.
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Entitled Folks and Their Wild Boldness

As decent and reasonable as we try to be to each other, some entitled people among us have a hard time of grasping the concept. People on camping trips will request the wildlife be less noisy. Companies will ask for a skilled worker and expect to pay them an entry level salary. Customers will kneel on bread. Entitled people and their absurd audacity will never cease to amaze.

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Boss Demands Daily Email Check, Employee Puts It On Time Sheet

It's amazing how quickly stupid tasks become irrelevant the moment it starts costing the company money. The powers that be came down and told this part-timer that they'd have to check their email daily, so naturally, for this employee, it seemed like that should count on company time. For another one, here's a micromanager who demanded too many updates, so an employee fought back with even more updates.

Boss demands employee checks emails on day off, so employee counts it on time sheet | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/OtherLtDan 19 days ago O 2 11 e14 3 18 E 11 2 Must check my work email every single day? Ok! oc S So working small private ambulance company ended up getting bought out by larger corporation folks have done this kind work, no wasn't company thinking but this new corporation wanted be just like them.
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Dude Accidentally Spends $800 on Wine

Like most reasonable people, we're out to find a bargain. Sadly when your brain malfunctions over exchange rates, things can get hairy. It's gotta be hard to take a sip of anything and think "well there goes the cost of a whole pizza." At least for once in your life it's probably good to do something absurd? Here are people's reckless uses of money they don't regret at all. For some worse prospects, here's some of the dumbest financial advice people gotten.

guy accidentally spends 800 dollars on wine | TIFU by getting exchange rate wrong and spending $800 on bottle wine M So been living Japan almost two years now and have been seeing girl about six months. Today being Valentine's Day made reservations course meal at hotel restaurant.
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This isn't the first time we've seen someone make a complete fool of himself with a pricey new toy that he doesn't understand how to work in the first place, and we're sure it won't be the last. Clearly this guy missed memo on it being necessary to slow the boat down as you approach the pier. 

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Entitled Folks and Their Restless Demands

Most people have a sense of decorum, but there's always some entitled person out there who's going to make a totally unreasonable demand and then act baffled and hostile when they don't get their free ice cream or car. It can be anyone and anything. A neighbor who wants a lawnmower, an ex who wants a Netflix password; anything. Nothing gets past these entitled people with laughable boldness.

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