tagged w/ Telephone
Since there is a character limit on what I can post here, I will just post a link to what I posted to the T-Mobile message board. Unfortunately it's a long complaint. This is because T-Mobile wasted 24+ hours of my time to accomplish NOTHING after pinging my account, hijacking my money, not rendering services, and not solving anything. Message board complaint can be found here: http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/T-Mobile-General/Anyone-else-getting-screwed-followed-by-TERRIBLE-customer-quot/m-p/913219/highlight/false#M32619
However, "Bill" and OTHER customer "care" reps were not only incompentent and inconsistent, but incredibly RUDE as well as UNPROFESSIONAL!
* When I was told by "Bill" that it would take somewhere around 48 hours for T-Mobile and/or their so-called legal department to remedy the situation and restore service to my phone, I was very upset and explained that no, this was NOT going to be acceptable. I could possibly lose jobs and income over that much time of being without my phone (which I already paid the bill for of course and now didn't have access to that money since T-Mobile pinged my account but couldn't figure out apparently how to apply the funds to my phone...ridiculous). I pay good money for my phone each month to have a high number of minutes and unlimited texting. It is ESSENTIAL for me to run my business amongst other things. The most Bill was willing to offer me was a $10 credit to my account which was not at all adequate but obviously I was going to take anything they would offer, especially since this is T-Mobile's fault.
* By the way, when I was on skype with my credit union at the same time as on my cell phone with "Bill" the customer "care" SUPERVISOR, "Bill" was phishing for information about my account and my bank teller warned me on Skype (and he was able to hear and I repeated what she said) that what he was asking for was proprietary information and that he was jerking my chain and bullying me.
* I was quite irritated and mentioned things like the TRUTH about the FCC and the regulatory fees (see above commentary) in addition to what I had researched the night before on T-Mobile's PAC and the fact that T-Mobile's PAC lobbyists (like all corporations who incidentally have more personhood rights in terms of campaign financing than REAL people as per Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 08-205 (2010) . Note: T-Mobile's PAC donates to Democrats AND Republicans just like most corporate PACs/lobbyists do. It's the tactic of course for corporations to bribe all major politicians and candidates from either side of the aisle in order to strong-arm our elected officials into getting their way despite whatever the masses of REAL people want and/or need. Not to mention, I brought up details like how if/when AT&T "merges" (takes over) T-Mobile, it will not only screw over consumers such as myself (as is the case with any monopolized system), but it is predicted about 1/3 of T-Mobile employees would be laid off in such a scenario. Bad for the consumers. Bad for the workers. Bad for the already struggling economy. Yet giant corporations such as T-Mobile or their CEO get out of paying their fair share of taxes due the the Bush tax loopholes that the GOP continues to refuse to repeal while the other 98% of the public is forced to suffer and sacrifice.
* "Bill" the T-Mobile customer "care" SUPERVISOR had the following rude and inaccurate responses to everything I had said during our phone conversation; "You think too much", "The problems you are having with your phone and phone service are your fault", and, "The reason your transaction was declined is you have insufficient funds in your checking account"!!!
# "You think too much."Since there is a character limit on what I can post here, I will just post a link to... more
We’ve come so far from the times of the old phones that you had to dial by putting your finger in a hole and pull it around in a circle. Today the cell phone is full of many modern features. It can be interesting to discover some fun facts from the history of this invaluable aid to our modern lives.
http://www.landlinephoneservice.net/blog/2011/10-fun-phone-facts-from-telephone-history/We’ve come so far from the times of the old phones that you had to dial by... more
By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that their city’s 911 system was on the brink of collapse. The system fielded 50,000 calls in a single day, and at one point the backlog swelled to 1,300 calls. The mayor was called to account for the slow service and promised that it wouldn’t happen again.
But David Rosen and Bruce Kushnick report in AlterNet that New York’s close call is an example of a much broader and deeper problem. Cash-strapped state and local governments are raiding funds set aside for 911 service, and the system is hurting badly:
Hundreds of millions of dollars are collected annually by states and localities to support 911 services and much of it is diverted to plug state budget holes and meet a host of other demands. Most disturbing, 911 services are technologically bankrupt, held together by duct-tape and workarounds.
States siphoned nearly $400 million earmarked for 911 between 2001 and 2004. The law demands that the money, raised by a tax on every phone line, has to be set aside for 911-related services. Some states fudge the definition of “911-related” to fund things that had nothing to do with emergency services, like raises for courthouse staffers. Others just brazenly redirected the money into their general funds. New York collected $82.1 million in 911 taxes on phone lines in 2007, but only 19 cents out of the $1.20 monthly fee was spent on 911.
At least New York can account for its misdirected funds. South Dakota simply has no idea where its 911 money went, Rosen and Kushnick report.
Walker: Hurry up and die
Seemingly determined to cast himself as a Dickensian villain, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker presented a budget last week that would slash millions in funding for health care for the poor and the elderly. However, as I reported in Working in These Times, Walker recommended an increase in funding for a program that buries Wisconsinites who die destitute.
Some governors are clamoring for more control over Medicaid, the joint state/federal health insurance program for the poor, Suzy Khimm reports for Mother Jones. Currently, Medicaid funding is allocated primarily by a matching system, with the federal government kicking in a certain number of dollars for every dollar the state spends. The states must abide by federal rules in order to qualify. Now, some Republican governors want to see Medicaid funding doled out in block grants. The states would get a fixed amount of money, which they could spend as they saw fit.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the fourth highest-ranking Republican in the House, is a leading proponent of this new scheme. She claims it would increase “flexibility” for states. In this case, flexibility is a euphemism for “massive cuts.” Washington’s Democratic governor, Christine Gregoire, has already convinced the Obama administration to exempt her state from certain Medicaid rules. McMorris Rodgers applauds the move.
Crisis Propaganda Centers
New York City City passed a landmark “truth in advertising” bill last Wednesday that would force so-called crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to disclose that they are not health care facilities. CPCs are anti-choice ministries posing as reproductive health clinics. Among other things, the law will require city CPCs to inform potential clients that they do not refer for abortions or emergency contraception, Noelle Williams reports for the Ms. Magazine blog.
The logic of our sex laws
The cover story of this month’s Washington Monthly is a provocative analysis of Dan Savage, America’s most influential sex advice columnist, as an ethicist of contemporary sexual mores. The author, Benjamin J. Dueholm, is a Lutheran pastor and a longtime fan of Savage’s syndicated column “Savage Love.” Dueholm does a good job of summarizing some of the core principles of Savage’s ethos: disclosure, autonomy, mutual pleasure, and personal commitment to achieving sexual competence. His central critique is that Savage’s attitude is too consumerist and businesslike.
I would argue that there’s nothing inherently capitalist about Savage’s ethics. Yes, Savage’s ideal sexual world is based on consensual, mutually beneficial exchanges, like an idealized free market–but that doesn’t mean that realizing one’s sexual identity, or finding true love, is on par with picking a brand of laundry detergent. In consumerism, the customer is always right. Savage is constantly urging his readers to be active participants in a mutually satisfying sex life, not passive consumers who expect their partners to cater to them without giving anything in return.
USDA hearts Michael Pollan
Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issues guidelines for healthy eating. Parke Wilde of Grist explains why this year’s edition is, in many ways, a radical and surprising document:
The new edition has a fascinating chapter on eating patterns, focusing on real foods and not just nutrients. This chapter on eating patterns provides a nice counterpoint to the reductionism — what Michael Pollan calls “nutritionism” — of scientific discussion of diet and health. The guidelines’ healthy eating patterns may or may not include meat. For example, the USDA Food Patterns and the DASH diet each include moderate amounts of meat and plenty of low-fat dairy. At the same time, the guidelines explain clearly that meat is not essential, and near-vegetarian and vegetarian diets are adequate and even “have been associated with improved health outcomes.”
This is a big departure for an agency that has historically been criticized for acting as a propaganda outlet for the livestock and dairy industries. But Wilde notes that, despite its enlightened discussion of the perils of “nutritionism,” the USDA hasn’t broken the habit of referring to nutrients rather than foods. The guidelines still recommend that Americans eat less saturated fat, without dwelling at length on which foods actually contribute most of the saturated fat to the American diet.
As nutritionist Marion Nestle explains in her seminal book, Food Politics, this mealy-mouthed advice is measured to avoid offending any lobby group that might take offense at the suggestion that Americans eat less of their product. There is no saturated fat lobby, but there are plenty of lobby groups representing the interests of industries tied to the major sources of saturated fat in the American diet, which include cheese, pizza, bakery products, ice cream, chicken, and burgers.
This post features links to the best independent, progressive reporting about health care by members of The Media Consortium. It is free to reprint. Visit the Pulse for a complete list of articles on health care reform, or follow us on Twitter. And for the best progressive reporting on critical economy, environment, health care and immigration issues, check out The Audit, The Mulch, and The Diaspora. This is a project of The Media Consortium, a network of leading independent media outlets.By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
As the Great Blizzard of 2010... more
The new scams of the High Court of Justice of England comes with the official solicitor through theft of identity rights for gains;
The Official Solicitor in the High Court of Justice of England, engaged in criminal and civil conspiracy with ICACU, the administrative Authority for the treaty of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction.
The official solicitor represented a father as advocate who's child was kidnapped to England, without notice to the father.
The father without any mental problems, and fully capable.
The Official Solicitor of the United Kingdom of the High Court of Justice engaged in criminal and civil conspiracy for the breach of the Hague Convention of Hague Abduction, working in conspiracy with Justice HedleyHedley, (Justice Mark Hedley) Icacu, International Child abduction Unit, Cafcass and others.
This case exposes a huge criminal conspiracy in the High Court of Justice and British government by the high influences reaching Meg Munn and Anne Snelgrove and even Tony Blair of Child exploitation for gains in the millions and the largest theft of paintings ever stolen
The official solicitor knew or should have known of the proceedings the father had commenced under the treaty of the Hague Convention on abductions, yet, The Official solicitor acted as advocate for the father without notice, without notice to his family to fully obstruct the treaty and aiding and abetting the kidnapping of the child who’s welfare is deplorable since his abduction.
The acts of the Official solicitor were possible through conspiracy with Justice Mark Hedley, who held secret these proceedings and placed orders to fully breach the treaty and its purpose, followed with more criminal a acts of Justice Mark Hedley (Justice Hedley) who concealed by fraud and deception the International Settlement agreement under Hague Proceedings ordering the child to remain in Mexico and his travel documents in the US embassy to prevent his abduction from Mexico, but it was the British Embassy and northern ireland in Mexico who aided the kidnapping by testimony of the abductor Samantha Lowry and also, Justice Mark Hedley, through fraud by false representation, fraud by concealment, fraud by abuse of position (Fraud Act 2006) and breach of international treaty and other criminal acts of Justice Mark Hedley, to conceal the whereabouts of the child, breach the treaty and not return the child to Mexico as required by the treaty of our countries.
Follow this case of Samantha Lowry et al that exposes the new criminal organizations of England, of fraud, terrorism, kidnapping, theft and through the use of Government with immunities, to keep gains for individuals (Sound familiar?)
The Official solicitor is under pending Judicial review as well as Justice Mark Hedley, Justice Mary Hogg, Matt Wood, Marcus Scott Manderson, Cafcass and others.
The father has requested the records required by law for the official solicitor to have acted as an advocate for the father as well as the evidence they intend to rely upon to obtain frivolous and groundless orders to breach the treaty. At that time, through Justice Mary Hogg, and others, the father was maliciously held out of proceedings and the abducted child now Justice Hogg permitted to change his name. Further threatening the father.
Global warning and notice: Apparently this is a secret society, apparently masons, and distinguished by reason all their names contain the initials “S” “J” or “M”, this case shall be followed by all English citizens who would go to court, to know the modus operandi of this criminal organization in the High Court of Justice of England, in favor of influences and through high conspiracy
This case also involves murder, fraud, theft, kidnapping and much more to a degree that made it so obvious, but ignored, the father was recording all.
Soon videos , tapes and more evidence are coming soon
Further details at: click on the link in comments bellow
Or type in google Official Solicitor Lowry.
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Official solicitor phone, Official solicitor court of protection, official solicitor norther ireland, official solicitor office, telephone, official solicitor jobs,The new scams of the High Court of Justice of England comes with the official... more
We’re going Loco. I’m already pretty loco, but, that’s not the point. We Heart Music is going local and under the radar. Starting November 17th, 2010 and ending December 17th, 2010 (my birthday!), we’re going to be doing a special month-long edition dedicated to local and under the radar artists in Montreal and Brooklyn, Let’s get Loco!
Let’s get Loco! is about focusing our eyes to see what’s right in front us (3D picture included) – innovative and unique local music. We want to give those deserving, hardworking Montreal and Brooklyn based artists the exposure and press they need. We’re going to be giving you the down-low about what’s going on in your backyard bars, the neighbourhoods you should be visiting for great music, and bands you may have overlooked due to the influx of big names and big game.
keep reading at www.ForgetTheBox.netWe’re going Loco. I’m already pretty loco, but, that’s not the... more
Google today announced that it was shutting down the 1-800-GOOG-411 service, a free by-phone directory service. The announcement came through the Google blog...
http://bit.ly/bvrr7EGoogle today announced that it was shutting down the 1-800-GOOG-411 service, a free... more
The law on telephone tapping will be discussed in the Italian Senate on Monday. The opposition party and the Italian newspapers harshly criticized the law. And now there's the appeal of Reporter Without Borders to the Italian senators to act responsibly and not become accomplices to a repressive law that is completely incompatible with the European democratic standards.
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/journalism/rsfcontroddlintercettazioni270510.htmlThe law on telephone tapping will be discussed in the Italian Senate on Monday. The... more
Will the mash ups of Telephone never end. Not the greatest, but still one that's making enough noise on the viral front to watch if you're still a Telephone song fan. In the video Paul Dateh performs the GaGa track on violin.Will the mash ups of Telephone never end. Not the greatest, but still one that's... more
Professor Brett Erlich tests your knowledge of the week's biggest viral videos in this Viral Video Film School: Pop Quiz. This week, he looks at a version of Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" music video made by soldiers in Afghanistan.
This week's video: http://current.com/entertainment/comedy/92417783_soldiers-in-afghanistans-lady-gaga-cover-video.htm
Viral Video Film School is a recurring segment on the weekly television show infoMania. In each episode of VVFS, Professor Brett Erlich teaches you valuable skills in the discipline of Viral Video making. So sit down, take notes, and try not to piss him off. For more Brett visit http://current.com/viral-video-film-school-im/ and Current TV.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Erin Gibson, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://facebook.com/infomania.Professor Brett Erlich tests your knowledge of the week's biggest viral videos in... more
There are some epic remakes to the Telephone video online, but this one created by US troops in Afghanistan is brilliant.
"This is a couple guys located in afghanistan, that re-made the music video by Lady Gaga....Telephone. Prepare yourself for a fantastical journey.
Right now this is the temporary version, we have more scenes to cut, and edit, however with guys always on mission it is harder to film than you think."-YoutubeThere are some epic remakes to the Telephone video online, but this one created by US... more
How well does Telephone mix with Enter Sandman? I turns out quite well, creating a interesting track mix. Though if you're an avid Metallica fan, this version of the song with Gaga might give you the musical rage, rarg.How well does Telephone mix with Enter Sandman? I turns out quite well, creating a... more
I am a victim. I've been duped more times than anyone I know by an insidious scheme trolling the internet: The Rickroll.
The rickroll achieved widespread popularity by the fall of 2008. This internet phenomenon officially jumped the shark when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made a video rickrolling constituents.
In this post-rickroll era, I've been attacked more than a dozen times. The culprit, one man. A friend who'd been (involuntarily) off-the-grid. I suspect when he was reintegrated into the general population he discovered this meme, and has been duping me ever since. I've become wary of every link he sends me, but yesterday, he got me again.
My name is Josh Heller, and I was telephone rickrolld.
For an extensive study on rickrolling visit Know Your Meme.I am a victim. I've been duped more times than anyone I know by an insidious... more
A great find by the Daily What mainly because it brings together The Yip Yips and Lady Gaga. There's a lot of spoof covers and video mash ups to the hot new song by Gaga, this is definitely in my favourite list.A great find by the Daily What mainly because it brings together The Yip Yips and Lady... more
sUPERED editeds lady gagas lastest video called telephone into a shorter video that sUPERED and his fans would like enjoy smile march 282010sUPEREDsUPERED editeds lady gagas lastest video called telephone into a shorter video that... more
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- To no one's surprise, Sprint kicked off CTIA 2010 here by announcing its first 4G phone.
The HTC Evo 4G is not only the carrier's first WiMax cell phone--previously the carrier only has offered 4G laptop cards and the Samsung Mondi -- but also the first commercially available 4G handset with a major U.S. carrier
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/03/24/4g.phone/index.html?npt=NP1LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- To no one's surprise, Sprint kicked off CTIA 2010 here by... more
Reports show that Lady Gagas new single Telephone has shot up the charts movng from 11 to 1st place. while on the album charts The Fame went 'back to the top of the album chart for a third time.'
"1. Telephone - Lady Gaga ft Beyonce
2. Pass Out - Tinie Tempah
3. Rude Boy - Rihanna
4. Baby - Justin Bieber ft Ludacris
5. Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding"Reports show that Lady Gagas new single Telephone has shot up the charts movng from 11... more