Sunday, November 22, 2015

Closet Racism & Full On Bigotry: Stupid Shit People on my FB Feed Mindlessly Post

Closet Racism & Full On Bigotry: Stupid Shit People on my FB Feed Mindlessly Post 

How does someone post something like THIS, and still DENY they're a racist????

How do u NOT see how FLAMING RACIST this is?

You HATE Syrians.

You hate the president, and you want to take it out on them, and anyone that agrees with him, or in being a decent human being?

You want to take out your hatred of the president out on innocent refugees? 

It's friggin' mental!

Did you actually think this was clever?
Did you actually pat yourself on the head for this hideous, hateful, extremely racist graphic?

This one is REALLY jaw dropping! I saw this one, and I was FLOORED.

This is FULL ON flaming racist! It's not even subtle. It's EXTREME. This is also what my ex-friend deleted me over, because when I pointed out it was racist, she KNEW she was guilty.

But, instead of admitting it, she did a cowardly move, and bitched about being called a racist, but STILL deleted it ANYWAY.

If you share racist things, RACIST opinions, and agree with them, IT'S BECAUSE YOU ARE A RACIST.

How do you even look at yourself in the mirror after posting this and DENY what a hateful bigot you are?

And, THIS was the other one.

Not only did her husband also a friends I knew since WAY BACK, doubled down and posted this.

This one ALSO includes the dialogue we had.

The guy was SO SMUG about it, that he doubled down and had the gall to say that I was name calling, and ALSO didn't want to be called a Racist.

What closet racists always say: 'I have black friends" so that somehow is a free pass to say everything racist without ever admitting it.

Really? Why don;t u tag ur black friends, and see what they have to say about it?

Oh? You don't want to do that?

Huh... that's WEIRD, I wonder why u won;t do that...

SO, yet again, another lackey shows up spouting complete nonsense.

I'm NOT even making this stuff up.

<---<<< U can see it!

I edited NOTHING except blurred the culprits' names, and avatars.

This guy STILL thinks he's NOT a Racist.

This one is EVEN MORE BEYOND the pale.

This one apparently asserts some kind of racist stereotype joke.

Why would a person who wasn't a bigot post something like this?

Oh, that's right! If someone wasn't a racist, they would NEVER post something like this!

So, what kind of person would post something like this, then?

Oh, let me think... Gee, I wonder...

BTW, this man is white.

Then we have this one. This is another FLAMING RACIST meme that's PRO GENOCIDE.

It's a racist meme from Allen West.

So, Yes. I DO know whom Allen West is. he's a paid shill for the extremest right. (Sometimes referred to as an "Uncle Tom", which hearkens back to some black slave men whom were like like slave lords whom would oppress his own people because he wanted status or rewards or pay. yes, I'm aware that it's debatable whether it's an appropriate term or not, and is controversial.)

But, let's get this strait. If Allen West Says or does something racist, does that somehow nullify the racism of it?

No. It does not. The color of your skin has nothing to do, logically, with a point if the point is a bigoted, racist one.

To be clear. the Syrians are a DIFFERENT race than ALLEN WEST, a different culture, a different religion, and are a displaced group of a different nationality than that of Allen West. he is also likening THEM, ignorantly and not based on any facts but fear instead, to those whom terrorized them.

AND, it's using multi colored M&Ms.

Think about that.

Then, there was this chick. I honestly forgot how I'd even become friends with this person, but her stuff was all up in my feed....

I thought, maybe this chick was someone I maybe played FB games with several years back...

But, she started going way off the deep end today, and I couldn't make sense of whatever she wrote or shared all week...

Sometimes, she seemed somewhat leftist, and other times right wing... more and more, it was right winger... she also couldn't make up her mind whether she was pro or anti Tea Party.
(I think she has voices in her head kinda deal... :-/ because it reads that way in much of what she wrote on her FB profile)

Was it some kind of medical issue? Like a personality malfunction? If so, I hate to be harshly judgmental.

So, I went to her profile, to check to see who was on the "mutual friends" list. Apparently some of her "mutual friends" with me were crazed nut-jobs. (Sorry... maybe they were medical cases... I'm sorry)

But, then a many of them were "spiritual" types and "New Agers". You know, Joy-joy, have, love, peace, angels, crystals, and all that... (I used to be big time into that when I was in my teens & 20s.) So, I decided to check through more of her posts....

I just don't have the heart to even share those.... *long sigh*

She thinks somehow God is playing chess with everything, and she also worships Ted Cruz. She's out for blood over Trump, and she can't make up her mind on anything....

I dunno.... I feel bad... because to me, it just seemed like her mind was out to lunch... I really don;t want to be harshly judgmental, but I also felt it wasn't a good idea to keep this person as a FB "friend". So, since everyone is all delete-happy, or unfriend happy... I had to can her, and her other nutty friends... :(

It just wasn't working out....

I could SEE she had sane friends on her FB list, but only the nuts were talking to her.... Sorry... maybe I shouldn't call people nuts if they have a medical issue... but, they had to go. :(

 And, this is another one of those typical, insidiously made meme graphics that use typical propagandist tricks. They use this sort of idea to hide their racism & bigotry behind.

This stuff is also totally made up.

Not that there aren't misfortune veterans that are homeless, but the bills to help them won't pass.

This one isn't as brazen as others that strait up condone genocide.

But, I attempted to to have a conversation to rectify this and he, and about 5 other persons after denying they were racists, then told me they condoned genocide.

Genocide is RACISM. 
It's blind hatred.

There was also the whole Michael Moore thing... so, this article comes out about how he's offering up his home to refugees... Sounds great, right?

-but, it might actually be it's not even his own house, but his ex-wife's, and maybe all for show....

So, I don't know what to make of that... it was an odd conversation....

And, that's my screwy reality of my life right now.....

Friday, November 20, 2015

Stupid Shit People on my FB Feed Say: Xenophobia and Full On Racism & Fascism

Xenophobia and Full On Racism & Fascism
(Keep scrolling down)

Story of a Closet Racist (one of several coming out or on the fence)

If my last blog post wasn't alarming and disturbing enough, I think this one will take the taco.

So, I think this is the turning point.... mark this day November the 20th 2015 is the Day Most White Americans turned not only full on RACIST, but also became Pro Fascist Radicals.

What? you think I'm playin'? You think I'm kidding?
You think this is hyperbole?

Here's the deal, if you post and share things which are RACIST, because you AGREE with them, and you LIKE THEM, it's BECAUSE YOU ARE A RACIST.

So, as I start to watch my FB feed become this hideous cesspool of festering HATE of people whom I knew since I was very young, I became quuite concerned.

At first I thought (benefit of the doubt) maybe they're probably just misguided, being reactionary, and acting hysterical without realizing what they're doing....

But, it just became worse and worse... and even women.

So, i asked my friend, because I was concerned. I asked her if she was a racist now.  A simple question. because she posted something incredibly vile and extremely racist.

Then, I scrolled down and saw something else she posted EVEN MORE RACIST that that. they were BOTH full on racist. So, I asked her again: So, when did you become a racist?

I tried to reason with her that maybe she should know what she was doing, and think things through before that.... but, as the posts were flying, it was OBVIOUS she was turned. She was NOW a racist...

If she wasn't racists, wouldn't she just say: Whoops! I guess I got carried away... or, Oh, I hadn't realized that...

This SAME person LOVES to invoke God, country, and Jesus, and just had a baby.

Instead of replying to me, she (like a coward) writes a post about how she was "annoyed" at being called a Racist. Then, she said if people didn't like what she shared to unfriend her. Then at the VERY END, she slaps in a sentence about how "I apologize for the post".

So, which is it? Are you Sorry, in which case you're were being thoughtless and hadn't realized what you did, or are you ANNOYED about being called out for being racist?

So, I went over and asked her. So, which is it?
If you're sharing pro racism rhetoric, are you are aren't you a racist?

because for all I KNOW it COULD be a misunderstanding...

But, her lacky butt-kisser apologist friend comes over and starts spewing the same kind of thing defending her. And says if someone didn't like her opinion you couldn't call her a racist.


Because people whom are NOT RACIST never do this.

But, instead of having a mature, civil discussion, she not only unfriended me, she blocked me.

Why? Because you might ACTUALLY be a closet racist?
 If ur a racist, then own up to it. Because I need to know, and you ought to be up front, and not tip-toe around, because I don;t want to be associated with racists.

But, like a coward spaz, she blocked me.

So, after that her husband whom I've known since WAY BACK does this same cowardly thing, and posts a mindless apology/defence of her. So, I'm go over there and called it out. This time, I posted ALL of the proof to back it up at once. I've not heard a single reply.

Yes, today is THE DAY when I realized that people had been primed and brainwashed for a while, bit by bit, into Xenophobic blind, narrow minded hatred, and cultivated as closet racists for a while... and, this week was the week when it all came out.

Yesterday was a horrific day, because not only are people showing their TRUE COLORS of RACISM FULL ON NOW but also praising the deaths of innocent people.

I NEVER thought I'd LIVE to see such a day.

If you thought THAT was bad... it kept on going the entire day long, and the night, and this morning....

America has sunk into a new low.

Some Samples:

Let's start with this one. this is a popular one with Tea-baggers, gun-nuts, White Supremacists, xenophobes, racists. (Yes, I looked it up, I didn't just make it up.)

This is totally a made-up graphic. it is NOT TRUE AT ALL.

The ONLY reason you wouldn't think to CHECK would be if you're racist, bigoted, xenophobic, or Islamophobic and you LIKE this idea.

Well, it is not true AT ALL. LINK

Do you know how many times I've watched belly dance videos on YouTube from Japan by persons whom were Islamic? I lost count... You can also get Halal food in Japan of many varieties.

And, this marks yet another NEW LOW. Isolationism. Pro Isolationism...

You realized Nixon (A Republican went TO CHINA to undo THEIR Isolationism and open up their borders and markets, right? 

But, wait! It gets worse:

This was POPULAR THEME yesterday, no doubt dreamed up by Right Wing Think tanks.

So, since one group of people (whom you actually don;t care about at all) doesn't get something, you NEVER want to do ANY act of kindness ever again, unless it's in ur own special interests?

You know whom would understand what a civilian refugee's been through in a war, it ought to be a veteran...

There's just no getting around JUST how racist this TRULY IS.

It kinda looks more like a bunch of people going to a soccer stadium... But, what do I know?

Talk about False Equivalency!

NO, it's pretty heartless.... they're refugees after all...

And, yet again with the FALSE EQUIVALENCY.

And here it comes again:

 Wow. Did you think u were especially CLEVER in reusing this SAME false equivalency over and over again?

Did you post that all like:

Oh, I bet I showed them! 
Yeah! Justified my racism/xenophobia/Islamophobia! 

Did u want a medal or something? ur PROUD of being callus & cruel? Really?

Here's yet another False Equivalency:

See how they try to use your fears against you, to manipulate you? 

This is also SO STRAIT up RACIST. 

It's FLAMING racist. Full on. 

You realize this is terrorist type wording, right? 

WTF r u SO affraid of?

Muslims tend to be pretty harmless....

And then, there was THIS! It completely takes the taco! 

Strait up Pro Fascism! 

You think I'm making this up?

Have a look:

Completely radicalized, and blinded by hate, fear, prejudice.

If you DON'T know what Fascism is, I IMPLORE you to look it up RIGHT NOW. LINK

Not only that, but these person actually (after denying it it) strait up told me they thought I SHOULD become Islamaphobic, and I'd be better off.

People STRAIT up admitted they ENJOYED the deaths of their children. Including a marine.

So, this is what my life is like on FB.

If anyone HASN'T deleted, blocked, of banned me for speaking up for the right things. Once some folks came out as racists, directly or indirectly, I dumped them.

You'll never drag me down to your level deep in the cesspool....

I'm not a bigot like you, and I never will be.

This day JUST STARTED, too!

I've been up since 6:45 AM....


Edit: 2:55 PM

Well, it looks as tho' I'm NOT the only person experiencing this.

Some people, I guess, still DO EXIST that are STILL in touch with their humanity and are ALSO loosing friends left & right to this mindless propaganda of hate, racism, fear, prejudice, and Xenophobia.

I read this article and I was like: OMG! Me too!
I feel EXACTLY the same way! LINK

Stupid Mindless Shit People on my FB Feed Say: Xenophobic Irrational Mindless Prejudices

Stupid Mindless Shit People on my FB Feed Say: 
Xenophobic Irrational Mindless Prejudices

Ironically, terrorism and massacres happen quite a bit in my country, but people are becoming SO indifferent to it. I've lost count of how many mass shootings went down this year. I happen to recall things happening in Australia and Norway also, but I just can't even keep track mentally of when it happened... Sure, I could search it on google or other search engines, but it's really depressing enough as it is, and I don't have the physical, nor mental energy to do so... I can barely muster up enough to even type & publish this.

So, here we are... yet again.... a sample of the enormously stupid, ignorant, mindless things that persons whom I personally know/knew share, without thinking it through, on FB, based on hate, prejudice, xenophobia, racism,  or as some excuse to play God.

Here's one that's pro isolationism and clearly xenophobic. 
You realize this actually promotes terror and feeds it just by sharing this publicly, right?
No, they should know that, since I remember these persons from the previous century, but have been so prepped n groomed to be reactionary by fear-based propaganda.

"United we stand, divided we fall" right?
Well, this will definitely divide people. It's not like your trying to get together, like a mature, civil human being, talk things out, listen, find the root causes,, find the solutions, hear out the other sides...

Do you have ANY idea how STUPID this sounds? How stupid this looks? How stupid it makes YOU seem?

No, why would you?
You're just reacting mindlessly..... *face-palm*

 Ya can't even make this stuff up. As a young adult i NEVER thought I'd see the day that people would behave like this. And, I'm NOT talking about the terrorists. We had terrorism last century.... but, people didn't react to it in such an insane, mindless way, like this.

And, here's another one....


If the whole idea of Lady Liberty, a seemingly benevolent symbol of a character based on the artist's mother (is I recall correctly) isn't ridiculous enough to be depicted as waging war (yes, pro war imagery) the lil' blurb written here is even more over the top...

I kind of wonder what Gustave Eiffel would think of this.... 

As the whole event went down last night, i was the very first person in my ENTIRE FB feed to inform anyone about this. And, I was also very active early in the evening. 

So, it's not that I don;t, or didn't care. I actually felt shocked because almost the entire evening it seemed as tho' no one cared at all.... and were very nonchalant... 

It rubbed me very wrong... 

But, by 2AM I did start to see images and positive messages on Instagram, and not just twitter, because Twitter was a blaze with this stuff. But, FB wasn't.

However, this morning, everyone got on board with this, and all started to change their profile photos to red, white, and blue French stripes. 

Yet, what many people began to share was stupid shit like this. 

No one speaking against terrorism.
No one speaking up for peace.

It's not some random thing.

There was a motive behind this. Terrorists don't just do theses things for no reason. 

The West has been invading, bombing, robbing, and killing the east for decades now....

You don't ACTUALLY thinking they "just hate us 'cause they hate us" bull shit, do you? 

You don't ACTUALLY still believe that bullshit about how "they hate us for our freedoms" do you? 

And, you want us to make MORE WARS? 

How have any of these wars worked out so far? 

Oh, that's right! We're worse than ever! And, I'm willing to wager that THIS event is connected some wrong(s) we've done to them, causing these terrorists to go friggin' nuts, and retaliate. 

War doesn't SOLVE problems. and those "freedoms" you think you love will get smothered if you start becoming an isolationist, and lock ourselves in.

* Edit: And I thought THIS was bad.... wait until you see my next blog post...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Essena O'Neil Social Media Hoax (Thoughtful Blog Post)

This is a story that makes me feel really sad.

I don't know what is going on this person's mind, but she's still a person.

It seems, to me, like she's going through some kind of nervous breakdown melt-down.

She told a number of things about herself, her life, her work, and other people, and framed it as fake, that social media is fake, and that she was surrounded by wealth, she was some kind of star, and that people were miserable.

But, as it started to continue on, and she said she was doing something new or different with her life... it still seemed shady, and things started to come out that either she made it up, or in her mind somehow she re-imagined herself and her life, and her experiences to be NOT anything like what happened in reality....

So, let's begin here:

This happened:

This young model put out a video which seems very genuine, emotional, and seemingly heart-felt, and even cries. 
She alleges so many things.

Then, she changed her Instagram photos with new captions, or alegedly deleted some.
She also claimed she was quitting social media, by starting a new social media website.

There's a total disconnect there... just sayin'...

She also published this with a number of allegations about those whom created it with her:

Following this, people seemed to think that what she was doing was respectable, brave, inspiring, and completely ate it all up as tho' it were totally true, as tho' it were a total expose'.

Meanwhile, there was also a major backlash once she started to gain attention and a lot of praises for doing what she seemed to be doing. That, she was doing something positive, meaningful, and truth-telling...

Several folks speculated or commented on the story:

The story its self seemed to be a little wonky... because she was still doing social media, and flat out said she was manipulating, deceiving, and lying to people.... and accused nameless people of this even worse than herself, and even mentioned a relationship with someone, and that she had been to L.A.

However, it turns out she was not actually exposing truth, but making stuff up...

So, this happened:

Here's another one:

After watching this video, these 2 girls divulged that they were friends with her, and that she never came to L.A. to work, nor on a job, and she had no work visa. She came to L.A. on a vacation, and stayed with THEM for free, that they picked her up, and they it was lots of fun.

They claimed that she met someone whom she dated for a while while there, and then it ended, and after that relationship ended she completely changed and started dissing everyone. They claimed that when she was first there, she was so happy, and "on a high" like she was incredibly joyful.

Well, if there was ONLY this video to go on, you could still say it was their word against her's. And, that would've totally fine.

However...... Essena apparently couldn't keep track of her own lies....

The photo she alleged was hours worth of shooting, and effortless, and edited actually turned out to be a bogus story....

And this is what happened:

The actual photographers of that photo was one of the 2 girls whom were her friends and their brother, at least according to them on their part they believed her to be their friend.

The father of these young people even showed the metadata of actual photographs and the entire photo set.

One thing I often hear about Millennials, and even Americans, is that they are fake, pretentious, immature, cruel, and buffoons. However, these young people, on their own, actually appear to be conducting themselves quite maturely. They seemed to genuinely care about Essena, and even seem to be as gentle about the matter as they can, which makes it seem as tho' inside their hearts they still viewed her as a friend, and even tried to give her the benefit of the doubt because she had a bad breakup. They demonstrated empathy, sympathy, but still firmly and maturely stated their objections.

The father also demonstrated this same kind of kindness, and mature, and showed the proof in a matter of fact way, while still being gentle and kind about it, which makes me also seem to think he also sympathizes with her apparent mental melt down.

I said this story makes me feel very sad, because it really is a sad story.

I've also been to L.A. myself and I can tell you that many people are incredibly kind, and offer to share their couch or sofa, or bed, and often do kind hearted deeds without ever asking for something in return. I've met many kind people in Hollywood, on Labrea, in Century City, Melrose, and Beverly hills, including policemen. Altho' I did have some bad experiences also, on a daily basis it's generally a place where everyone has it very hard, and they all have this shared experience, and many creative people help each other, because it' so expensive, and so difficult to get ahead anywhere there.

It does seem as tho' Essena had a number of things which occurred, like culture shock, being outside of her comfort zone, having to depend on the kindness of others, contemplating whom she really was, and has a traumatic experience since relationship break-ups are very intense.

Perhaps (speculating), she really did have some kind of nervous breakdown, and her psyche/ego reinvented the entire experience and memories into something else that made it easier for her psyche/ego to deal with, so she felt vulnerable, and felt she wanted to lash out and attack.

Perhaps, she realized that she was being ingenuine, and fake, and felt guilty, which she even admitted, but somehow in her mind, in order to cope with it she blamed and projected all of these things she was guilty of onto her friends.

I realize that many people feel angry, upset, and want to shame her. And, in a way she does deserve it... however, I think you need to keep a number of factors in mind, because she is VERY YOUNG, and clearly not as mature as her friends, and she's just had a very traumatic experience. So, it's not quite as black & white as she's some kind of evil being.... she screwed up. She screwed up big time.

In my country we call this "burning your bridges".
You really DON'T want to do that unless there's an absolute reason to do so.... but, here it appears that she's burning the bride while she's STILL ON THE BRIDGE.

I think there is so much to learn from this. Clearly just being a vegan didn't make her a great person, because she is still stuck in the quicksand of her own making, and it's not good. But, as it seems from the perspectives so far that the other persons were far more genuine, and good or kind hearted.

Many persons don't know how to deal with someone whom is truly kind, nice, and genuine, and I myself have also been attacked by persons I went above & beyond, and far out of my way to help because I cared. Somehow, this seems to make their psyche/ego feel threatened, even tho' their was no reason to be, because they felt guilty or inadequate and tried to measure up somehow, which is the major pitfall of meritocracy.  Always feeling u need to measure up to something.

Altho' in my heart I do feel sorry for these persons, and take pity on them, I don't want to say this in a dismissive way as to put them down.

Sometimes we as human beings have "a human failing" or a flaw.
It doesn't mean we can't overcome, correct, or learn from them...

I would however, hate to see this person, Essena hurt herself over this terrible mistake.

I do hope she walks the path of a more genuine life, but not one started based on premises of lies and deceit. And, again, I truly don't want to pick on her.

Sometimes people catch a cold, and they get sick, and they need to get well... maybe it's just like that. She needs to heal, and get well....

But, I don't think berating her is the right thing to do.

All of these persons whom came out about it actually still seem to be a friend in their hearts to this girl, and somehow I'd like to believe that they'd actually forgive her, because they seemed to want to talk it out with her. That's VERY mature, and responsible, and the civil thing to do. I just can't see those persons as hateful or even resentful at all, and Essena clearly hurt them. I they did say she should apologize to them, and they were in the right.

Essena, maybe you should talk it out with your friends whom really seem to have cared about you.
Maybe what you really need is some very good medical help and therapy to get through all of this.
Maybe it really doesn't need to be this bad.

Maybe the world really isn't that bad.

Maybe you could fix it if you tried.

I think, deep down inside, you'd probably feel happier if you did try to make amends for this mistake.

I hope you can truly work this out, because everything is swirling down a drain right now....

Won't you try to heal it?

[EDIT 01/28/2016] UPDATE:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Stupid Mindless Shit People on my FB Feed Say: Political Correctness Haters Hate it When ur NOT PC to THEM

OK, here's the kinds of nuttery that goes on in my feed on FB:

Take this one for example:

Apparently, these types of persons allege to HATE "political correctness" but not when it's about them.

Whenever its about Bill Cosby, Their guns, their made-up beliefs about pride in the Confederate Flags, how DARE u not be politically correct TO THEM!

Or, when it's about actual, factual things like Climate Change or climate science, and they are acting like buffoons and even COME AFTER YOU to pick a fight. Suddenly, they want "all sides to be presented" because that would "politically correct".... and everyone should get along, and let them present made-up stuff as fact....

Planet Fitness $10 Sham

This is my informative post to let people know about the misleading promotions and false advertising, that altho' is illegal, still goes on in this nation (USA).

Buyer Beware.

So, this is what the main promotion on the website looks like.

There are also commercials circulating out there (which is how I know of it)   that tell you it's $10 a month, a week for free, to try it, and no commitment. It's a strait-up lie, and false advertising.

It is NOT $10, and there IS A FORCED COMMITMENT.

And, they won't let you do anything UNTIL YOU PAY IT.

They don't ACTUALLY want my $10, they want to sign up a sucker and exploit you with fees.

If the price IS NOT $10, and the actual PROMOTION is NOT $10, then THAT IS FRAUD. Also known as "selective disclosure" i.e. FRAUD. Ergo, it's illegal.

Just advertise the ACTUAL PRICE.

* Edit: 11/13/2015
Another Follow-up:

 Planet Fitness, in writing, fully admitting the engage in deceptive "selective disclosure" advertising, and ALSO conduct business illegally, by forcing member to pay ONLY with credit/debit cards.
Dollar bills, and coins are "LEGAL TENDER", so you CANNOT REFUSE THEM. You CAN refuse credit cards from companies you don't do business with, or even if you do not accept credit cards on the basis of not having a credit card machine, and you may also refuse accepting checks, but you cannot refuse customers/consumers from paying in cash at all.

Anyone that has EVER been in business for them self, including myself, KNOWS THIS.

Hi Kandice, we checked with the Weymouth location to confirm the different membership options and their prices at sign-up. They currently have two options, one for the Black Card and one for $10/month. The Black Card membership is currently $19.99 with no start-up fee and no-commitment. The $10/month membership has a $10 start-up fee and is also no-commitment meaning you can cancel any time without paying a cancellation fee. That means if you wanted to sign-up for the $10/month membership, you'd be required to pay $10 plus a prorated monthly fee of $1.64, which would be a total of $11.64 at sign-up. You can view both membership options here: To clarify, the memberships are billed through a checking account and automatically withdrawn on or around the 17th of each month. We do not accept cash for monthly dues at this time but you may pay the start-up fee in cash. We hope this helps clear up any misunderstandings.