Posts in category "Watchdog of Consumers"

10 Days of Chicago Christmas; or 10 Reasons to Leave the Burg

Why would one leave Chicago? Let me count the reasons….and why I’ll sadly take my taxes to pay them in Massachusetts where the government invests in the citizenry. Yes Kristin. The public schools of 8-9-and-10 stars of 10 are actually funded! 1. The gunshot in front of our house Christmas night. Never reported by the... Read more »

Comcast prefers customer cancel, monopolies limit Americans freedom

How Comcast told us to cancel our internet service with them, or why technology monopolies are sucking the life out of small American businesses. Our AT&T internet service was slow for home and some business use, so after due diligence of the limited choices we switched to Comcast internet. Living in the Third World of America... Read more »

Residential Hostages of Cable TV; or Why it's Time to Cut the Umbilical Cord

The War of the Cable World continues as dinosaurs Time Warner Cable and CBS exercise brinkmanship worthy of the Cold War over cities across America. These behemoths, with their monopolistic territories, are bullies in a china shop of their own creation. A china shop way too many Americans pay for every month even as they rate these... Read more »

Complaint free world: Not bloody likely

Having read about an organization aiming to make this a complaint free world, I thought–wouldn’t THAT be nice. . If only. If only it weren’t necessary to complain. But humans make mistakes; sometimes not owning up to them. So yes Virginia, complaining is necessary.   As to why I complain, let me count the ways.... Read more »

Goodbye EMI

EMI is swallowed up in 2012, just another once powerful name that goes from being a Google-wow name brand, to a Studebaker-antedilluvian who WERE they? Given I don’t follow stocks, I don’t know why it happened. But given I dabble with collecting music that gets under my skin, I knew why. People like me. People... Read more »
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