A Chart Claiming A Family Making $500K Is Just ‘Scraping By’ Sent Twitter Into Utter Hysterics

A Chart Claiming A Family Making $500K Is Just ‘Scraping By’ Sent Twitter Into Utter Hysterics

Ready for a good laugh? I hope so, because a chart created by a a web site named “Financial Samurai” claims to show how a family of four living in Manhattan can barely make ends meet on $500K a year.

Now I read the “About” page on this web site, just to see if it was some kind of parody site, and I think it’s actually legit. Well, as legit as a site that claims a family making $500K a year is “scraping by” can be.

I must not be alone in thinking that this site was being serious because a whole bunch of people on Twitter picked up on the article and well, like me they pretty must choked when they saw it.

https://twitter.com/ReformedBroker/status/845251220038193152

https://twitter.com/rubybrunton/status/845315547248123904

https://twitter.com/DJPaMCMa/status/845327354415251456

https://twitter.com/thetrudz/status/845330063109304321

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/845299076228800512

https://twitter.com/Cato_of_Utica/status/845290044168589312

https://twitter.com/morganhousel/status/845284243051859968

https://twitter.com/ThatSabineGirl/status/845302186741501952

https://twitter.com/aexia/status/845285914729496576

https://twitter.com/phil1/status/845290601910276096

https://twitter.com/Probgoblin/status/845324882061647874

https://twitter.com/Hanksingle/status/845307792026210310

https://twitter.com/ParmB/status/845283322607652865

https://twitter.com/jeradf741/status/845261767928352769

https://twitter.com/HaverOfOpinions/status/845288502971510789

https://twitter.com/DanAmira/status/845311468690132992

https://twitter.com/celebrityhottub/status/845288241221775360

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Michigan Judge Delivers $500K Blow In Revenge-Porn Case

Michigan Judge Delivers $500K Blow In Revenge-Porn Case

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Those contemplating getting under an ex's skin by publicizing pictures showing too much skin may want to check this case out of Michigan first. In what's being billed as possibly the state's first "revenge porn" suit to end with a monetary payout, Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Martha Anderson on Wednesday awarded $500,000 (with interest) to a woman whose ex-boyfriend had plastered the Internet with nude photos of her, the Detroit Free Press reports. Kyle Bristow, the attorney for the unidentified woman, says that as a result of this cyber blitz, his client was "tormented" for a year and a half before he stepped in as she tried to get the photos taken down in what he describes as a "horrific game of Whack a Ball."

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And Bristow is apparently a decent advocate to have in one's corner: Since at least 2012, he's been representing victims by the dozen (mostly women) and trying to shutter sites that host these types of images and videos. Per the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, 34 states and DC have revenge-porn laws on the books, and Michigan is one of them, having passed a law in April that makes it illegal to put sexually explicit pics or videos of someone online without that person's consent, per CBS Detroit. The ex in this particular case was also instructed by Anderson to immediately destroy the woman's photos and never post them to third-party sites again, or else risk prison time or more fines in contempt of court. "We are truly winning the battle," Bristow tells the Free Press.

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