RANT: Equifax offers but doesn’t make it eay

Monday, September 18, 2017

https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

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The company offered free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection to all U.S. consumers, regardless of whether they were definitively impacted.TrustedID Premier includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and Internet scanning for Social Security numbers.

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How?

Question unanswered.

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RANT: GLASSESUSA doesn’t fix things

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dear Ferdinand,

Order # 100709412

We understand your concern. But we do not provide this service. You can do it locally.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at returns@glassesusa.com.

Thank you for choosing to shop with us.

Regards,

Returns Department
GlassesUSA.com

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NOT RECOMMENDED!

Argh!

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RANT: NFL cities versus teams

Monday, September 11, 2017

Watching the “Los Angeles” Chargers!

I guess the cities are disconnected from “their” teams.

Maybe the low ratings are not because of politics but the lack of loyalty to the cities that have “invested” their taxpayers money and the fans that have an emotional connections.

Maybe the “circuses” are losing their appeal to the suckers?

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RANT: Babies aren’t THAT hard

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Why do women think a man can’t handle an infant? Too many TV commercials that show men as fools?


Baby clothes

Friday, August 11, 2017

… … What genius decided to put snaps on a baby's onesie? The same genius who thought a neck to toe zipper was a good idea? Idiots! (With apologies to all the idiots out there.)


RANT: The end of “football”?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Game Over?

It seems crazy to imagine the end of football. The game is so beloved, so profitable, and, frankly, such a cultural mirror that it feels like a permanent feature of American life. There are many franchises and schools with a deep interest in football’s continued prosperity. The game is a godsend for the entertainment industry. All of which is why if football ever vanishes, it will likely vanish from within—from the players and their parents. This past week a disturbing medical study was released showing brain damage in the brains of 110 of 111 deceased NFL players. Shortly afterward, a Ph.D.-candidate offensive lineman in Baltimore abruptly retired at age 26. Sports columnist Jason Gay explores what the report means for the future of the sport.

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Certainly can’t ask men to risk their brains for a “game”. No matter how much money it makes!

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RANT: And the airlines wonder why

Saturday, July 29, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/that-airline-seat-you-paid-for-isnt-yours-1501081568?mod=djem10point

Please Be Seated

If you buy an assigned seat at a theater, sports arena or concert venue, you get the seat you picked. But an assigned seat on an airline is radically different: Every so often, you don’t get it, even when you pay extra for it. Premium-seating fees guarantee nothing. It’s happened to families who see their children reassigned rows away from their parents. It’s happened to single travelers when airline computers automatically shuffle seats on full flights. It’s happened to political commentator Ann Coulter. But why? Airlines started placing price tags on particular seats in about 2010. But they didn’t really change their procedures at airport gates to match the marketing. We look at why passengers’ expectations often don’t match up with reality.

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That Airline Seat You Paid for Isn’t Yours
Frustrated fliers discover that paying for a preferred seat on a flight guarantees them nothing
By Scott McCartney
Updated July 26, 2017 1:37 p.m. ET

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If you buy an assigned seat at a theater, sports or concert venue, you get the seat you picked. But an assigned seat on an airline is radically different: Every so often, you don’t get it, even when you pay extra for it. Premium-seating fees guarantee nothing.

It’s happened to families who see their children reassigned rows away from their parents. It’s happened to single travelers when airline computers automatically shuffle seats on full flights. And it famously happened to political commentator Ann Coulter, who erupted in a Twitter tirade earlier in July after Delta moved her from a preferred aisle seat to a window seat in the same extra-legroom row. Delta roared back, calling her out for attacking employees and the airline over what was at best a minor inconvenience.

Airlines started placing price tags on particular seats—letting fliers pay an ancillary fee for a preferred seat, often with extra legroom—in about 2010. But they didn’t really change their procedures at airport gates to match the marketing. That means passengers’ expectations often don’t match up with reality.

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Sorry but this is all “barbara streisand”!

Nothing but pure “bait and switch”. Maybe if the Big Airlines weren’t “in bed” with Big Gooferment, the traveler would get a fair shake.

Sounds like an “unfair and unequal” contract. Doesn’t Judy Judy say that isn’t allowed. Much like the shrink-wrap, “license disclosure after purchase”, and “terms & conditions” in 3 point red font on red background in retail cars! 

Sorry, that’s why flying is when you just have NO OTHER CHOICE. Bring on the self-driving cars.

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