Sunday, February 27, 2005

Blockbuster - FRAUD and DECEPTION???

If you are late returning a Blockbuster movie - ALL THEY DO IS CHARGE YOU FOR THE FULL PRICE OF THE MOVIE.



Alleges 'End of Late Fees' Claim Is 'Fraudulent and Deceptive'

The New Jersey state attorney gene has filed a lawsuit against Blockbuster

charging that the rental chain's "End of Late Fees" advertising campaign is "fraudulent and deceptive."


The ads, however, do not tell consumers that they will be charged the purchase price for the video if they don't return it within seven days or that they'll be charged a restocking fee if they return the video within 30 days, according to the suit. Ads do not "prominently disclose" that some franchised stores continue to charge late fees, the suit says. New Jersey officials are asking for restitution from Blockbuster to customers whose overdue rentals were converted to a sale, or those who were charged a restocking fee or a late fee by a non-participating store. The suit also asks for as much as $10,000 in civil penalties for each violation.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of residents of New Jersey, where there are 170 Blockbuster stores, takes aim at every step of the retailer's program. The suit notes a "very small, limited disclaimer" on the TV ads that says: "Participating stores only. See store for complete details." Radio ads offer the disclaimer "Details at participating Blockbuster stores."

Thursday, February 17, 2005


*** What this boils down to is -

Bush and his bunch want the US to PAY compensation to Iraqi’s that were in Abu Ghraib,

but NOT to US HERO’S that were in the Same prison.


Can you say HYPOCRITE?

How did Bush get to be ON the Side of Iraq

and NOT on OUR side?


The Bush administration is fighting the former prisoners of war in court, trying to prevent them from collecting nearly $1 billion from Iraq that a federal judge awarded them as compensation for their torture at the hands of Saddam Hussein’s regime.


The rationale: Today’s Iraqis are good guys, and they need the money.


The case abounds with ironies.


It pits the U.S. government squarely against its own war heroes and the Geneva Convention.


Many of the pilots were tortured in the same Iraqi prison, Abu Ghraib, where American soldiers abused Iraqis 15 months ago.


Those Iraqi victims, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has said, deserve compensation from the United States.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Condom Education

How can Unmarried people call it “Making Love” when they DON’T use a Condom?

People may be forever attached by the AIDS virus.

Nation's fastest-growing group of people with HIV: BLACK WOMEN.

WHO is it Bush wants to help???

Bush wants to stop helping cities replace aging sewage systems.


Clinton said he shares one idea with a former political foe, Newt Gingrich -- modernizing medical records.

China begins clinical trials on Stem Cells

China begins clinical trials on Stem Cells to help leukemia and other patients suffering from severe diseases. An injection of primitive mesenchymal stem cells developed by Chinese scientists. Pre-clinical trials for treating coronary disease, diabetes, liver failure and other severe cases.

Focusing on repairing damaged or malfunctioning tissue organs, is expected to greatly upgrade the efficiency in treating such serious cases.  The human body is something like a "cell world" consisting of 1,000,000 billion cells in more than 200 kinds of different tissues. Those cells derive from stem cells with high potential in reproductive fission. Zhao's research team has isolated potent stem cells from bone marrow, that can be induced and then fuse into various tissue cells in a given body environment, so as to help patients repair and renew organisms. Zhao said the first phase of clinical experiments will conclude in three months.

China Hospital #1

Central Hospital of Tianjin in north China Takes over as #1 hospital for transplants. 507 liver transplant there and they helped with 300 in other places. They also did 367 kidney transplant operations. Organ transplant center of the Pittsburgh University was #1 for 10 years.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

REAL Customer Service

Chinese Citizens - individually - gave $60 Million to tsunami-hit countries. How much did US Citizens give?


Bush may BRAG about Poland’s Troops in Iraq, but WHY is Poland Bringing Troops home?



Saturday, February 05, 2005


Almost half of all personal bankruptcies in the U.S. are caused by illness and medical bills. TO BAD.

As many as 2 million Americans every year says many of the people had health insurance.

Bush's Defitic

Group of Seven finance ministers in London. World's major central bankers are warning the U-S - Bush’s deficit is hurting the WORLD ECONOMY.


Tony Blair's government pledged Saturday to push ahead with a plan to double international aid to the developing world, despite America rejecting its proposal.  Bush’s US is Broke! They can’t afford to help. But France, Germany and Italy - to raise US$50 billion (euro38 billion) a year on the world capital markets is the surest way of bringing relief to Africa. Plus, right now he is working to END SSecurity.


Rice - BAD MOUTH’S RUSSIA  - "Obviously we have concerns ... it is important that Russia make clear to the world that it is intent on strengthening the rule of law, strengthening the role of an independent judiciary, permitting a free and independent press, of course,"

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Privatize Social Security

Let's privatize Social Security - Bush's Dumbest idea since, Hey, lets invade Iraq.

In the Past 5 years the DOW has gone up 18 points - .0017.

What is that 17 One hundredth of a percent?

In the past 5 years SSecurity benefits have going up about 10.4%.

So, what is he so excited about?

What have YOUR investments done in the past 5 years?