Nothing but the best of Human behaviour on parade.

Woman Used Match.com Dates For $1200 A Month In Free Dinners

She went out on dinner dates five nights a week (different guys) for the sole purpose of getting fed, there were doggie bags going home with her but no guys.

Further down the road I don’t expect any successful  relationships in her future, she looks at men like a vampire looks at necks.

For the Families of Some Debtors, Death Offers No Respite

After Linda Long’s husband died of colon cancer last year, the phone calls poured in. The 68-year-old retired office worker says she got as many as 10 calls a day from a debt-collection firm asking for $16,651.52 that her husband, Millard, had racked up on a Bank of America Corp. credit card.

If the amount owned on the credit card seems high its not unusual for people who are very old and sick, who haven’t worked in a long time and have exhausted their savings to charge food and medicine on their credit cards as long as they can.

Mrs. Long, of Cape Coral, Fla., told the debt collector she had “lost everything.” She had sold the couple’s motor home to help cover medical bills and funeral costs. All that was left, she said, was $2,000 in life-insurance proceeds. “I can give you that,” she said when asked for the money, “anything just to get this off of my head.”

She was not legally obligated to pay her husbands debt, but ten calls a day, day after day, wore her down.

She’s elderly, recently widowed, was not legally responsible and near broke. I could see one phone call to establish that fact and to determine that the man’s estate was flat broke. After that, its elder abuse. Get the bullwhip.

The Problem with Levelised Cost Comparisons of Energy Generation

The levelized costs in Fig. 1 include transmission costs but not the costs of backup for intermittent sources

Read ’em and weep.

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In one email Professor Jones explains to researchers how to best hide their work to prevent anyone from being able to replicate it and find errors:

I’ve been told that IPCC is above national FOI [Freedom of Information] Acts. One way to cover yourself and all those working in AR5 would be to delete all emails at the end of the process.  Any work we have done in the past is done on the back of the research grants we get – and has to be well hidden.  I’ve discussed this with the main funder (U.S. Dept of Energy) in the past and they are happy about not releasing the original station data.

And when burgling a flat, wear gloves at all times…

Hell’s Door vs. the Incandescent Light Bulb

It is called “Hell’s Door”. Inside this well, a fire has been burning for more than 40 years.

I love exercise, I could sit and watch it all day.

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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2 Responses to Nothing but the best of Human behaviour on parade.

  1. RBDC says:

    How to reverse boycott debt collectors.

    When a debt collector/debt collection/debt buyer company can repeatedly call with the intent of getting money their customers can repeatedly answer or call back with the intent of not giving them any. They need people to pay with as little talk as possible. They don’t want to talk with people who know they are never going to pay. Be all talk and no pay. Answer when convenient. Call back. Give no information. Verify nothing. Ask as many questions as you can. Answer none.

    Don’t ignore/block/report them. It doesn’t work. These folks want you to ignore them for as long as you can stand to or until you give them something valuable like money or information. Ignoring them is being their good customer. Sending a cease and desist is giving information. It lets them know you are still alive and remain their good customer. Preparing to initiate unlikely individual legal battles is being their good customer.

    Be their bad customer. Make them talk to you fruitlessly for as long as they can stand to or until they stop selecting you as their customer. These companies cannot spend seconds much less minutes on the phone with every person who will never send them a dime. But they don’t know who that is. You do. That knowledge is power. Every second you can keep their staff on the phone will render their business less profitable giving them a reason to never call you again.

    Calling will not reset your SOL. Making a partial payment will.

    One person who does this likes to ask general questions they should but usually won’t answer, “May I have the name and address of your agent for service of process?” Calmly and slowly ask them to spell every word in the address. Read it back for verification. Control the pace. If they are rushing then politely ask them to slowly repeat. “Are you a corporation and if so in which state are you incorporated?” Repeat your questions when you don’t get direct answers. When they won’t answer a question ask, “Would you like to comply with the business and professions codes of your state?” That is usually the point when they hang up on me but if they say they want to comply then begin your questions again.

    Repeat while you have the spare time. These folks have many victims and few operators. If everyone calls back but pays nothing the mass auto-dialer business model becomes unprofitable. Don’t aid and comfort the enemy by ignoring them. Call! Have a nice long slow friendly chat! Make them hang up first.

    Press 2 for Spanish.

    There are certainly enough victims to take down debt collectors so ignoring/blocking seems downright Orwellian. Really? We’re just going to passively submit and go with a block list or however we manage ignoring an endless stream of unwanted phone calls day after day? No! Unite or remain conquered. Answer/return every call – become well practiced at keeping these folks on the phone – or count yourself not amongst the free.

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  2. Good comment. Thanks.
    A good friend of mine has followed your prescript for years,or so he tells me, but he loves to talk. And of course the WSJ article concerned an elderly, recently widowed woman. Frightened and alone. She most definitely does not want to be in the game.
    Now if the debt these people were trying to collect was in her husbands name, then she did not have a requisite “business relationship” with the collection agency or original debtee and should not be dissuaded from opening a claim under the Do Not Call law.
    I once received a dunning call in regards to a medical bill, once I determined the original source of the claim I refused to speak to the collection agent but first contacted the Health Insurance company covering me. They in turn landed on the Hospital that had misfiled the insurance claim with that company and had attempted to collect from me instead of correcting their own error and re-submitting. Turned out that under their agreement with the insurance company by contacting me directly, even through a agent, they forfeited all right to payment, by anyone. That potentially taught them a lesson.
    A followup story on Mrs. Long indicated that she eventually collected money for her ordeal. That’s what gets things changed.

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