Saturday, April 10, 2010

AT&T DSL Class Action Settlement

Did you get a notice for this in the mail? If so and you have had problems like I have, fill it out!

For more info:

The amusing part was that my DSL WENT DOWN while trying to reach this page and AT&T provided a diagnostic page which I now have a copy of! LMAO!

I guess that's what they get for selling service in the United States and supporting with people OUTSIDE of the U.S. (yes, I use to work for BellSouth, sold to Anderson Consulting...). Aprox 100,000 employees reduced to < 35,000...(BellSouth).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Animals in Prison Doing Life With NO Parole

I go to "Books, Beans, and Candles", a metaphysical shoppe in Birmingham, Alabama (check it out at and they have a free magazine called "Oracle 20/20".

In the April 2010 issue, there is an article on page 20, titled "Animals in Prison Doing Life with no Parole". It's one of those things that is dear to my heart.

The Birmingham Zoo has lost an elephant and a gorilla recently and if you watch the large anteater pace it's cage, you can understand how cruel caging animals is and how they slowly go insane. Is it no wonder that they attack us at Sea World and YET...Sea World is still allowed to use wild animals for our entertainment...

Some examples (even if you can't talk to animals) of abnormal behavior listed in the article are head-bobbing, biting cage bars, pacing, producing stillborns, playing with excrement and severely mutilating themselves.

It's why I keep renewing and then not renewing my Zoo membership.

The way I see it, if an animal becomes extinct, it is a punishment for our neglect and abuse of the environment and a much better wake up call than subjecting these poor creatures to a caged imprisonment for doing nothing but living and roaming a land human desire to be theirs.

So be it. Let us populate the world until the only thing left to eat is each other. I doubt even that will slow us down...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Handicapped Parking...

My sister had a rare form of muscular dystrophy when she was alive that eventually put her in a wheel chair. My mom also was confined to a wheel chair or walker when out and about and we had a handicapped license plate for her.

When my partner and I drove without my mom, we did NOT use a handicapped parking space. I think it's actually against the law if you are not carrying a handicapped person at the time.

But really, it's the principal. I make break laws (like speeding through a 30MPH zone or going 80 on the highway but I'm just following the example of law enforcement that do the same thing when they just want to get to their next destination even though it isn't an emergency).

So yes, I realize I am kind of talking out of both sides of my mouth at the same time but because of my mom and sis, I am a bit sensitive over this issue.

There's this red mustang owned by an employee of a local walmart that parks his car in a handicapped spot every night. The police park in the fire lane to go shopping and don't seem to notice or care that this guy is not handicapped and has no sticker or license plate that says he is.

I have even asked him and he said he was not handicapped. He gave me a "go to hell" look as if that would scare me. Poor guy, he really has no idea of who he is dealing with.

I went in and spoke with the manager and she just turned away as if I was some bum off the street. So now that they know I am the one complaining, I am in that nebulous area where I hear "Pick your battles".

I don't need my car or myself damaged when this "thug" realizes I have reported him to corporate or the police (though I doubt Bham police will do anything). So for now, I am just ranting as usual and biding my time and sending bad karma his way.

If he or his vehicle spontaneously combusts and I hear about it, I'll let you know...