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    Default Smoke smoke that cigarette....

    When you get to heaven, be sure to tell St. Peter he's got to wait
    cause you just got to have another cigarette :p


    http://www.rr.com/home/home/article/...ars_for_smokes

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    damn, I knew prices had gone up...but thats an expensive tax!
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    Thats so awesome .I found that very funny

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    I find it funny the amount was approved.I'd have no problem asking ST.Peter if he has a light,after all,your allready dead,a smoke isn't going to harm anyone.

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    23 quadrillion for a pack

    20 cigarettes in a pack

    1.15 quadrillion per cigarettes

    time to smoke a cigarette approximately 6-7 minutes
    lifetime loss due smoking a cigarette 11-12 minutes

    good way to stop the smoking habit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by exalted512 View Post
    damn, I knew prices had gone up...but thats an expensive tax!
    -Cody
    Ya, you'd feel like you live in Canada!

    Quote Originally Posted by jvc View Post
    23 quadrillion for a pack

    20 cigarettes in a pack

    1.15 quadrillion per cigarettes

    time to smoke a cigarette approximately 6-7 minutes
    lifetime loss due smoking a cigarette 11-12 minutes

    good way to stop the smoking habit....
    Humm, goood incentive to quit, I am not sure I can fit the smoking in my budget anymore unless... I quit eating, sell my house, walk naked, mortgage a few generations... sell my A/V toys

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    This has apparently happened before, and is a known rare bug in Visa's system. Previously : http://consumerist.com/5314246/unrul...n-at-drugstore

    lifetime loss due smoking a cigarette 11-12 minutes
    One of the most bull**** stats ever created, by the way.
    If you will it, dude, it is no dream.

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    He wasn't the only one. This guy got a similar bill for a meal for 5 at one of Wolfgang Pucks restaurants....

    North Texas man has a 17-figure credit card statement after a bank glitch resulted in an eye-popping charge.

    Wow! A Quadrillion-Dollar Credit Card Bill

    A banking glitch turned a charge from Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck into a whopping 17-figure credit card charge.

    This is what it looks like: $23,148,855,308,184,500.00.

    Here’s how to say it: 23 quadrillion,148 trillion, 855 billion, 308 million, 184 thousand and 500 dollars.

    It's more than 2,000 times the national debt -- and, according to Jon Seale's online credit card statement, it’s what he spent July 13 at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck.

    “For that amount of money, I could actually own Wolfgang Puck himself," Seale said.

    Seale, a husband and father of five from Trophy Club, spent much of Tuesday making calls to Wachovia and Visa in hopes of getting the exorbitant charge removed from his Wachovia Visa Buxx credit card. Both companies told him they were working to resolve the issue.

    “It's an inconvenience, but it's not like I was truly worried my money was gone," he said. "It’s an obvious, glaring error.”

    Seale even tried tracking down the celebrity chef himself.

    “I tried to find Wolfgang Puck on Facebook and add him as a friend to see if he’d make a comment, but I didn’t have any luck finding him," Seale said.

    Visa said the technical glitch that resulted in the giant charge only affected some customers with prepaid Visa cards.

    "A temporary programming error at Visa Debit Processing Services caused some transactions to be inaccurately posted to a small number of Visa prepaid accounts," said Visa spokeswoman Elvira Swanson said in a written statement. "The technical glitch has been corrected, and all erroneous postings have been removed.”

    Steale was not the only Visa Buxx cardholder to see the huge charge on his statement. A New Hampshire man found the $23 quadrillion charge after buying a pack of cigarettes at a gas station. A Visa representative said affected customers will also have the $20 overdraft fees removed.
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    That's at least 3 that were hit up with bills for $23 Quadrillion.

    We can only hope that this doesn't give Obama any ideas. The next tax bills may just have a few $0s added...whoops...just a computer error (if caught).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    This has apparently happened before, and is a known rare bug in Visa's system. Previously : http://consumerist.com/5314246/unrul...n-at-drugstore



    One of the most bull**** stats ever created, by the way.
    I don't believe in many of the statistics
    but there could be a tad bit of truth that smoking is bad for a person's health.

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