Jun 8th 2011 10:55AM There was a joke about Delta here awhile back. Know what DELTA stands for? Dont Even Let Them Aboard! Guess they have taken that little ditty to heart. I do agree that delta should be ashamed of themselves! They dont want SERVICE members traveling on their planes, then they dont want JOE AMERICAN flying on their planes either. Thats the message I am getting. How many 'retired' military fly? And their families. Guess the bigger you are, the harder you fall. And dont be blaming the counter personnel, its your responsibility as the BOSS to make sure your employees are trained. Why not train them all about your NEW policies? You know! The one that says ALL military and FAMILIES and ALL possessions be FREE!!! OH! And dont forget ROVER!
Jan 24th 2011 5:22PM Way To Go!, Mr. Venden! God bless you for looking out for this kitty. Pay no mind to those who SEEM to think they have all the answers, have nothing but critical things to say. Humanity has become a rare commodity these days, so just take care of this feline and bless your heart!
Dec 21st 2010 7:28AM I got a phone call like this. They wanted me to send them $300+ and I told them if they would send me hardcopy of the 'supposed' bill, I would be more than happy to to check the validity of their claim, upon acceptance I would then pay the bill. Amazing! Never heard from them again. Any legitimate bill collector will be more than happy to send you a copy of the bill, a scammer has no proof of your bill.
I have learned that I am NOT obligated to give ANYONE information about myself or my household. NOT on the phone and only by mail if the bill is really mine, and THEN only with proper verification. People REALLY need to stop being so gullible! SERIOUSLY! Make THEM supply YOU with THEIR information, not the other way around!
Dec 15th 2010 3:20PM Tell ya what, you think he is such a nice fella, go move in with him, act like a dog and see for yourself what hes really made of. If that works out after a year, i will agree with ya.
Dec 15th 2010 3:17PM Are you kidding me? SERIOUSLY? OKAY! I understand that he has changed some. HOWEVER! I do not believe that he should EVER own a pet- OF ANY KIND!!! Not even a gerbil. Sorry, Mike, you forfeited that priviledge when you not only abused these animals, force raped the females, fought them and killed them, but then LIED about it and tried to cover it up like you were so innocent. WHY? Because YOU KNEW what you were doing was just mean and nasty. All for the sake of excitement and MONEY! You will ALWAYS be seen as a BRUTE! I say "ABSOLUTELY NOT!' "NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES-EVER!!!" THAT should have crossed your mind when you decided to hurt, maim and kill innocent animals. Just play your football and shut up, count yourself lucky you have that.
Dec 15th 2010 9:29AM Mightn't I say, it's been a very long time coming! They do some of the most ridiculous and ILLEGAL things, considering they are a BIG company. They have business practices that would make a world class attorney cringe.
First, I cancelled the contract because they MOVED my service BUT didn't send me a bill. They said they didn't know where to send the bill? DUH! To the address they just supplied with a dish, that's where.
THEN! They went back in their files and used an old debit card number to "pull' money out of my bank account WITHOUT my authorization! And the "amount' was what they THOUGHT I owed, not the true bill amount, and THAT amount was $235.00 MORE than I owed them.
AND FINALLY! Last but NOT least, I KEPT getting a bill! You see, I called and cancelled the signal, BUT! (and this is THEIR excuse!) I DID NOT CALL AND CANCEL THE BILLING OFFICE!
It all came out in the wash, so to speak. I disputed the charges at the bank, they (the bank) agreed that I had NOT given them authorization and the proof of such a transaction was NOT forthcoming from DIRECTV either (cuz it didn't exist) and I lterally TOOK my money back.
EVERY cable/satellite provider has the potential to defraud their subscribers and they do so freely, without conscience or remorse. They think it's their 'due', I guess. Hopefully, Wikileaks will eventually catch up to this pattern of theft. They have already leaked government files, corporations are next. The American people have a right to know the truth, as hard as it will be. Maybe most will open their eyes and see that they are being DUPED by the majority of the companies they do business with, be it 'extra' fees, illegal authorization of funds, misrepresentation by contract, whatever. What did your mama tell you before crossing the street? STOP!, LOOK!, LISTEN! Good advice. Don't ya think it's time to put it to practical use?
Dec 11th 2010 4:56PM I always wondered just how THAT worked. They keep the 'useless, lazy, unproductive' employee and fire the 'get-er-done' guy. BUT! Only after the 'get-er-done' guy does all the work for the BOTH of them. How does a company keep in business when no one is workin?
Nov 27th 2010 5:07PM Are you kiddin me? SERIOUSLY? This womans credibility went by way of the poop shoot when she was 'braggin' bout being in a 6 digit job. Was a(single)CEO and has no savings, 401K, nothing? Now shes a 'professional freelance writer'? Gimme a break! You want info on the hardships, talk to the people who are truely in need. What do ya tell a small child when she asks ya why ya are sleepin in the car? What do you say when she says shes hungry? So this woman is single? Whose fault is that? She was so into her job,and the $6oo,ooo a year wages, she either didnt have time OR (more likely) she didnt want to share her bounty with a lifepartner. Guess she will have plenty of room for sleeping in HER car! Irregardless, this is an insult to every unemployed person. This is a story that will draw people to read, thus supporting her 'writing' career. Its not necessarily true, for her. No wonder that Senator told her to go draw food stamps, he didnt believe her story either! Goes to show you that people are (STILL) gullible. Of all the posters who are giving her support and encouragement: Just how many unemployed persons/families have YOU offered concrete support? Food, shelter, money? Have YOU taken in a homeless family? Have YOU offered your neighbor a hand, a bottle of milk, loaf of bread? Offered to let someone park a camper in YOUR driveway? Why, of course not! In the time it has taken you to read/post, you could have called someone in need (we ALL know them) and offered help? I really doubt it. Its a dog eat dog world, huh? Its not the government letting people down, its each other! Do you know why the people made it thru the Great Depression? THEY WORKED TOGETHER! Friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor. We have gotten so far right of human, it isnt even funny. We have become a society of selfish, mean people. If we have to 'sacrifice' anything, we dont want to be involved. If we ACTUALLY have to think of others, it aint happnin! Go ahead! Believe this womans sob story. Dont think about the neighbor behind you with 2 kids, sittin in the dark, hungry n cold. Why, if you have to admit you see this struggle, you just MIGHT have to do something about it. Pity.
Nov 9th 2010 10:41AM No doubt, this is an awesome tree to behold! Although I already have an 8 ft. tree of my own, I would like to put my name in for my son and grand-daughter. My son is extremely ill with severe upper resperatory distress and ulceritis colitis (both incurable). He always dreamed of having children and now that his dream has come true, he is too ill to really play with her. This beautiful tree would be just the thing to make the holidays bright for them both. After all, the Christmas season is for GIVING! So, I give my chance for this beautiful tree to the ones I love the most. Happy holidays all, be safe, be happy.
Oct 29th 2010 7:22PM I, too, was bullied by a sibling, amoungst others. Bullied ay home, bullied at school, seemed like it went on non-stop. Fear and frustration was learned early. And even now, in my mid 50s, I struggle with the fallout. But now my fear and frustartion have turned to anger and inevitable distrust. I used to try and fight back as a child but eventually, given enough time, the bullier grew up and moved out. Still, even bullied, I also tried to be a sister, needed the familial link with my older brother, hoping for approval someday. I guess I was trying to be 'worthy'. I do know that, as an adult, I went my own way in life, tripped and fell(ALOT!) and made some horrible choices in the men I chose. Without 'male' mentoring (father absent emotionally) like an older brother, I didn't have a clue as to good guy vs bad guy. I grew up anguy and mean. And I hate it! But! My (patient) husband of 23 years is the ONLY man that ever had my back, 100%! And I KNOW I have really put him to the test on more than one occasion. And yet, he still hangs out. Amazing! And that will be what helps me to finally let go of the pain. I haven't talked to my brother for years when Mom passed 11 years ago. I layed it all on the table, knew that we would finally and permanantly go each our own way. He blames me for Mom's decisions, I know that. I haven't seen or spoken to him in years. I got used to being passed in an isle in the grocery store as if I were stranger a long time ago. I can truely forgive but it's hard to forget when someone asks "Got any brothres or sisters?" The hardest part is watching normal brothers and sisters interact as grown friends. My own husband has spent an immeasurable amout of time and effort helping his sister. While the loss of that kind of relationship with my own brother is heartbreaking and I grieve (always), I would NEVER stop my husband from being with his sister. I always wondered how a person could miss something they never had?