For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s called a S.I.N. card. Social insurance number

  2. bluskies

    bluskies said, almost 3 years ago


    Sin card? Really? Here in the USA it’s a SSAN card- a social security account number card; I don’t know what they say now, but when I got mine back in the very early 1960’s it said right on it “for social security purposes” and “Not for identification”. I’ve never been able to open a bank or charge account since without providing that “not for identification” information. Who’s kidding who?

  3. zekepotato

    zekepotato said, almost 3 years ago


    When I was in high school (1960’s) I worked at the local radio station. We played a public service program put out by the Social Security folks who really hammered not to use your SSN for id. Now it is the defacto standard for id.

  4. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 3 years ago


    Indeed. When I went into the Army, you didn’t get a serial number; they used your Social Security number, and so it is today.

    To my thinking, one of the worst things this country has done was require that all children age 5 and older be registered with a Social Security number. It’s become another tool of “Big Brother.”

  5. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, almost 3 years ago

    When I was a Comp. Sci. Major, back in the 70’s we were required to read the legislation that “enabled” the issuing of SSN’s and it’s amazing how much of what they said it COULD NOT be used for, it now is.

    Never mind the LAW, we have a PROCEDURE, we have a FORM, we have a FILE on YOU! (kinda like that “Premanent record” remember?)

    “When a place gets crowded enough to require ID’s, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.” Robert A. Heinlein’s character Lazarus Long

    NOW you know why they’ve KILLED the Space Program. They don’t want their “serfs” to be ABLE to escape.

  6. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, almost 3 years ago

    lol, Big Brother likes control, to better to own you with. and we have to pay for it. lol

  7. Bman73

    Bman73 said, almost 3 years ago

    S.S.N. or S.I.N. cards have nothing to do with ID’s. You need them to basically work for a living. You can’t join a work force without one. Driver’s licenses, Passports and Birth Certificates are forms of ID’s.

  8. Jean

    Jean said, almost 3 years ago


    5 or older?? My grandchildren all had SS cards from birth. When they were born the hospital filled it out and gave it to the parents to mail in. By the time they had their first Dr. visit at 6 weeks, they had a SS number, which is used at the Dr. office.

  9. Jean

    Jean said, almost 3 years ago


    the SSN or SIN is used to credit checks so go try to get something that requires a credit check and see if they don’t ask you for that number.

  10. JackBuckley

    JackBuckley said, almost 3 years ago

    In the words of Art Linkletter, “Kids say the darndest things!”

  11. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago


    “…..registered with a Social Security number. It’s become another tool of ‘Big Brother.’
    And today, to my great surprise, ‘Big
    Brother’ is sending me a check every month. What a rip-off.

  12. BlackFrostWarrior

    BlackFrostWarrior said, almost 3 years ago

    In the 80s there were a lot of dogs without licenses. And running loose too. This have them licensed and confined is actually a pretty new concept, especially outside of the city.

  13. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 3 years ago

    You need to provide your SSN to employers for wage and tax reporting and banks for monetary transactions. But you do NOT need to provide your SSN to any doctor. Your insurance company is required to provide an alternate way to find you, so it’s not needed for that. I haven’t given out my SSN for years (not even when registering my children for school). So if you don’t know when a SSN is truly required or just requested, then do your research!

  14. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m looking but I don’t see Farley wearing a tag. Where do they put the license?

  15. W6BXQ, John

    W6BXQ, John said, almost 3 years ago

    Last year in June I had to renew my drivers license here in Florida. I had to show them my SS card plus proof of address and proof of citizenship (or legal residence in the US).

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