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Would You Like My Vote With That?

I’m a sucker for market research.

Will I ‘Definitely’ do them, ‘Maybe’ do them, or ‘Not Lkely’ to do them?

Definitely ‘Defintely’!

Marketing is slick.  You might not realize it, but most everything you see on TV, hear on the radio or read in a magazine is filtered through people like me.  Ever hear of ‘cheesy queso’ sauce?  Nope?  Then you owe me a big thank you.  While some in the group thought is sounded ‘rich’ and ‘cheesy’ and ‘delicious’, I suggested it be slathered all over a carne-beef burger served on a pan-bread bun, topped with lechuga- lettuce and a cebolla-onion slice.  Call it the Redundant’s Spanglish-Special.  I’d like to think that I, personally, put an end to cheesy queso sauce.

I’ve put food on your table, beer in your fridge, a phone in your pocket, and gotten you laid.

Aren’t you glad you know me?

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An Open Letter to Michael Dell From A Frustrated FORMER Customer

Dear Mr. Dell,

Your customer service sucks!

Wait. 

Let me back up a step.

For Christmas I was given the very generous gift of $1000 in Dell/Amex gift cards (5 x $200) by my mother-in-law.  I was thrilled and looked forward to using those certificates toward some items I had been researching, namely a digital SLR camera and a netbook, both of which are featured prominently on your company's website.

Before I got to the major purchases, I bought a GPS, an auxillary hard drive for backup purposes and a wireless mouse.  The total on these purchases was just over $200.  I put them in my shopping cart and tried to check out.  That's when I hit my first snag.  It seems that no matter which "coupon code" or "gift card" section of your check out process I tried to enter the number into, it wouldn't take.  Okay, that's annoying but workable.  I called your customer service number and was able to give the number to the associate over the phone.  The gift certificate was applied and I paid the balance.  No real problem to speak of.

A few weeks later, I found the DSLR camera I wanted to purchase on sale for $399.99 on your website.  I placed the camera in my cart and called customer service to give them the gift certificate numbers to pay for my purchase.  Remember, the certificates were for $200/each so I gave them $400.00.

After going through the order, and giving the CSR the gift certificate numbers I was told that he couldn't use the gift certificates because they totalled 1 cent more than the purchase price.  1 CENT!

To say I was incredulous would be an understatement.  I couldn't believe that a CSR for a multi-billion dollar company like Dell was unable to make a 1 cent adjustment on a $399.99 purchase, especially when it was an adjustment in Dell's FAVOR!

The CSR was unable to help me so I cancelled the order in frustration.

That's when I ran into a bigger/different hassle.

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This Could Be Trouble

Orginally found at tackyraccoons.com.

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It must be Wednesday

The longer I'm on this planet the clearer it becomes to me that it doesn't matter what system of government one lives under or when they do it....the ruling elite will take care of itself, and everyone else can either suck from their teet or find some other way to shuffle through (hopefully) happily.

--Chris Smith, 6/30/2010

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I find it very interesting that the mainstream media does not label or use the term "terrorist" when talking about the Christian Militia's we've been hearing about.  Planning to kill police officers, planning violence against the federal government, and cache's of weapons and explosives...but that's not terrorism.  Now if they were brown and Muslim guess what they would be called?

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Alaskan Gas to China?

Those segments of the US beholden to both big business and America-firstness have a big conundrum looming on the horizon: what to do with the natural gas supplies waiting to be developed on the Alaskan North Slope. TransCanada and ExxonMobil have filed their plans to seek shippers with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and also have permitting in hand from both the state of Alaska and the Canadian federal government to build a pipeline moving ANS gas south. BP and ConocoPhillips have ...

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Musings on Global Warming

A good friend with whom I've recently become reaquainted asked me if I would be so kind as to outline how it is I've come to believe what I believe about global warming. His view differs from mine, but he seems sincere in wanting to know how I've come to think what I do. Per his requeset the following is not a defense of my position, nor an attempt to somehow prove its correctness. It is simply a connect-the-dots as to how I got from no opinion to the one I currently hold. It is als...

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Hooray! Now that's out of the way and everyone know's where I stand, let me continue. Most energy commodities traded are settled on the basis of a third-party price report.  I used to be a price reporter. It's not a terrible job...except for having to deal with people blatantly trying to manipulate where you end up placing the price all day every day. Your part in the process is to talk to enough people who actually participated in the market (be it gasoline, vacuum gasoil, LPG, benzene, c...

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Please welcome to the GonzoGeek stage, everybody's favorite neocon thinktank, the Heritage Foundation. You might remember them as the folks who long pursued a land military base in Iraq and finally found a stooge (W.) willing to implement the plan for them if only they'd give him some goodies. No? Well look it up. One of their current stumps is to propound a conspiracy theory by which the US President and US Congress are actually attempting to make gasoline prices as high as possible. Before...

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This guy, Dan Halloran, has received the GOPs blessing as its candidate for the District 19 city council seat in Queens, NY. He is not only a Pagan high priest, but a King in his faith: Theodism. Gods include Tyr, Odin, and Thor. Dan The Man Halloran is an attorney and partner at Palmieri, Castiglione  & Halloran and is also chairman of the state Republican Liberty Caucus. In the words of Halloran himself: "I don't think any of this is really relevant t...

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