• Noun: one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes; example: "he collected cards and traded them with the other boys"
• Noun: a card certifying the identity of the bearer; example: "he had to show his card to get in"
• Noun: a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures); example: "they sent us a card from Miami"
• Noun: thin cardboard, usually rectangular
• Noun: a witty amusing person who makes jokes
• Noun: a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; example: "a poster advertised the coming attractions"
• Noun: a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
• Noun: (golf) a record of scores (as in golf); example: "you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"
• Noun: a list of dishes available at a restaurant; example: "the menu was in French"
• Noun: (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; example: "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
• Noun: a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
• Verb: separate the fibers of; example: "tease wool"
• Verb: ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor; example: "I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"
If in any divination the Tenth Card should be a Court Card, it shews that the subject of the divination falls ultimately into the hands of a person represented by that card, and its end depends mainly on him.
I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card.
Social Security Number Cards by themselves were never intended to be personal identity documents because they cannot confirm that a person presenting a card is actually the person whose name appears on the card.
Quite often I can be in a bookshop, standing beneath a great big picture of myself and paying for a book with a credit card clearly marked John Grisham, yet no one recognises me. I often say I'm a famous author in a country where no one reads.
Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged.
I'd get kicked out of buildings all day long, people would rip up my business card in my face. It's a humbling business to be in. But I knew I could sell and I knew I wanted to sell something I had created. I cut the feet out of those pantyhose and I knew I was on to something. This was it.
Oh, I think there are a lot of people who would be buying and selling online today that go up there and they get the information, but then when it comes time to type in their credit card they think twice because they're not sure about how that might get out and what that might mean for them.
They're pushing credit cards. They don't take Visa, but they do take American Express, or they don't take this one, but they take that one, or you'd better bring this one, or if you forget who you are, look on your credit card; it will be there.