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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Airbnb Victim Tells His Story: “There Were Meth Pipes Everywhere”

Another Airbnb Victim Tells His Story: “There Were Meth Pipes Everywhere”

"In addition to valuables stolen, the thieves/addicts did thousands of dollars of bizarre damage to my rented home and left it littered with meth pipes. They were identity thieves, too and all my personal information was strewn about. Further investigation of my own led me to evidence that the people were not just thieves but were also dangerous. I too, feared for my own safety and would not stay at my house for some time.

I had a similar problem with haphazard communication from people at AirBnB. I gave them multiple opportunities to make me a happy customer to which they did but then retracted their offer after their was miscommunication among the team. Sometimes days went by without hearing from anyone, while I was fear-stricken, totally disoriented, and angry. It was almost the most absurd customer service crisis one could ever imagine. But I am one squeaky wheel, and we eventually found an agreeable solution that I was generally pleased with."

AirBNB: NOT SAFE! Host gets identity stolen, AirBNB DOES NOTHING in response to help!

AirBNB: NOT SAFE! Host gets identity stolen, AirBNB DOES NOTHING in response to help!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. -Eric Hoffer

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." -Eric Hoffer

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Winston Churchill failed sixth grade. He was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he became Prime Minister at the age of 62.

 "Winston Churchill failed sixth grade. He was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he became Prime Minister at the age of 62. He later wrote, "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never, Never, Never, Never give up." (his capitals, mind you)"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"there are times you need the courage to take a great leap; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps"

"Anything can be achieved in small, deliberate steps. But there are times you need the courage to take a great leap; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." -David Lloyd George

Monday, July 18, 2011

Apparently, the Department of Justice Can't Afford Lawyers Anymore

Apparently, the Department of Justice Can't Afford Lawyers Anymore

"In a time of potentially diminished resources, we're trying to be as creative as we can," US Attorney Paul Fishman tells the New Jersey Law Journal. "This is a project that has been tried with great success in other US Attorneys' Offices around the country."

The "project" to which Fishman refers is the hiring of "Special Assistant US Attorneys" -- with "special," in this case, meaning "free."

Announced today, New Jersey is looking to fill Special Assistant positions in the General Crimes Unit of the Criminal Division in Newark and in the Criminal Division in Camden"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.

 "In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently."
Tony Robbins

Monday, July 11, 2011

300 TON DELIVERY From China: $$ 'not a priority'

300 TON DELIVERY From China: $$ 'not a priority'

"Shanghai Zhenhua only expects a small profit from its part of the project, which it won in 2006 with a $250 million bid, Zhou said, without elaboration. Instead, the group hopes the bridge will help it win more contracts as it expands into new products, including equipment for offshore drilling and wind- power generation.
“Making money wasn’t the first priority for us,” Zhou said. “We want to build a name for ourselves in a new area.”

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Is Jiang Zemin Dead or Alive? (HOW FAR WILL CHINESE CENSORS GO OVER A FORMER LEADER??)

Is Jiang Zemin Dead or Alive? (HOW FAR WILL CHINESE CENSORS GO OVER A FORMER LEADER??)

my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life - John Lennon

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life." - John Lennon