April 20, 2006

An Excellent Read I Must Say

I recommend this book for anyone who only thinks INSIDE that box. It is an amazing read and has a look into things that may effect the country economics that you may have never thought of. It is not far fetched at all. Go ahead and look into it or ask your fellow book-readers if they have read this one yet. Available at Amazon.com for almost 50% off any book store I saw it at.


Cops Acquitted by Jury in Beating Trial

Read this article.

Don't you think this is about someone who got beat? If the cops are not guilty, WHO beat this guy? He didn't beat himself into a pulp of a human, did he? How can there be many witnesses, INCLUDING on-duty police officers that TESTIFIED they saw the beating, but the ones on trial weren't the ones that did it?

Does anyone else have the answers to these questions? It just blows my mind that people can site through an entire trial with evidence and EYE-witness testimony and still say to yourself, "well, I just don't think the off duty cops did it". There was even a 911 call from a friend of the man that was beat, that gives a play-by-play about the whole situation.

A cover-up case? -- this is also an interesting read about the case. So, we pay over paid lawyers a lot of money to defend us and they fuck up like this?? What the hell is any decent American to do these days to get the justice that is deserved?

The code of silence? -- hopefully anyone involved in this case, in any way, will still come forward, and for the Police Deparments sake, BEFORE the Federal Trial is brought on the whole department.

Enjoy and post comments of course.

April 16, 2006

Studies Show.......

....blah blah blah. Did you ever wonder why nobody asks your opinion when the new study shows overweight men are more likely to be hurt in a head on collision then men that are not overweight?

Well I always wonder why I am not asked to take a survey. Maybe not this one, but any of them. You see new studies out EVERYDAY that make no sense or are just common sense. Who is and why are they spending money on some of these things?
Like this one:
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most video games rated "M" for mature audiences fail to disclose violent content on their labels and can easily fall into the hands of children, according to a study released on Monday.

What the hell? Easily fall into the hands of children because of IRRESPONSIBLE PARENTS. Give credit where credit is due, sheesh.

What a waste. If the spirit of this topic I am going to ask to post a comment about your feelings on ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Not a stupid study by any means. Just let me know what you think.


April 15, 2006

Daily Show Immigrant Style

I just watched an episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. Most of the show was about all the immigration rallies and marches going on all over the country. Ok, fine, march all you want, but it's the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS that Americans DON'T WANT AROUND! If you came to this country and are willing to fight for the country, know how to speak English, one way or another, and can at least pick the president from a police line-up, welcome to America. If you can't do even one of those things, which most illegals from the south cannot, you DON'T belong here.

Anyways, at the end of the show, Jon Stewart shows a small clip of the US/Mexico border. An area with a toll booth or check point of some sort. The gate flies open to let some more Americans into Mexico, and what happens? About 30 ILLEGAL's run through the checkpoint and just entered America illegally. And NOBODY does a thing about it. What can be done? Well, where is the border patrol? Hiding in the hills waiting for some agile Mexican to scale a fence so he can start a foot chase that he will likely lose, considering he just downed 3 mountain dews and 2 long johns while waiting for the shifty Mexican to make it over the fence?

Whatever. The economy is bad and nobody knows why. Well, paying illegals 5 bucks a day with no piss breaks is a good start at making your bottom line look better, in the mean time, my job is going over seas 'cause now there are too many working illegally and we can't afford to make our product and sell it for a profit, compared to our competitor that hires illegals and can now chop his sale price in half 'cause he is saving a ton on payroll.

Enjoy! Post a comment if you saw the clip I speak of and let me know what you think about it.

April 7, 2006

Customer Service - is the customer always right?

Businesses, on AND offline, both have policies to cover their asses one way or another. To be more specific the return policy. Take a look at the statistic below, which by now is much higher:
"2000 holiday season exceeded $1 billion, and return rates for many online retailers are much higher than in prior years -- reaching as high as 20 to 30 percent for many retailers"

Given that information, wouldn't it seem that most customers "know" basic return policies? Something along the lines of this:

"You must inspect all items upon arrival and if you have any problems or questions, you have 30 days to get a return authorization."

Now I know that ONLINE differs from OFFLINE in many, many ways, but how can some of the people that return things in retail stores not have any clue how the system works, or that if something goes wrong with said return that it is usually the computer system itself not allowing the return and not the customer service rep's mistake?

Lady brings in a blouse that she claims has never been worn. Taking that into consideration, the customer service rep takes a glance "just to make sure" and sees a yellow spot on the front and it smells of smoke. Something along the lines of a bad night at the bar. Anyways, the lady doesn't have a receipt either. Well this specific store policy (written on the receipt and displayed at the service desk) states that without one, you get in-store credit instead. Kind of a way to stick it to the customer and make them learn to keep the receipt to get cash back, now they have to shop in the store only. Oh well. Now she is upset cause she wants the cash. After getting all huffy she takes the card and leaves.

The problem with this issue is that if a customer does NOT have a receipt how is the store sure it came from there? There are people out there stealing from one store and returning that item at another. It's something that will always be around.

My point is that if all these people are returning items, why is it such a surprise when they can't get cash back, or return the item cause it's 8 months old?

Just blows my mind and I am sure it's a scam type of thing and most of the customers are playing stupid, I've done it myself.


April 4, 2006

I just don't get it....

....Why is that when I read a story about child porn, it makes my stomach ache, but as I read the story, it turns out the child itself, creates the environment that he or she is in? I know it's not ALL the situations, but in this one from ABC News, it seems the child was ok with it, not only at first by in over 1,000 situations.

I don't get it. I am not sure if he is now coming out against it because he is more mature, or if he really wants people to know how bad it is out there. The problem with the latter is that HE allowed it to happen and seemed to be ok with it. If it is so bad, which I think it is, why was he doing it? Does the attention mean THAT much to a person they will stoop that low for themselves? Isn't BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTERS about giving attention to children that don't get it otherwise?

I don't know what to say, but I am torn between whether or not to feel bad for the kind or say to him "Well, you make your own bed....." Anyways.