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I have to get rid of Comcast before I do something I regret. Any opinions on the best internet

providers?

I checked through and went to 2 sites, one with the top 4 and the other that just said "the best" and the both had reviews on each.

The reviews of these, "best internet providers" were terrible!!! (Some I never heard of like PeoplePC, Frontiers)

I want to increase my speed, which right now is about 10 mpb download and not pay for Comcast because I hate them.

Someone said Xfinity would go up to 100mpb but it was more expensive. I am beginning to not care.

So this dentist who agreed to give me about $3,500 back since the implant became infected

and was crooked and I did not want him to redo it AND and I realized I had given this man all my savings which was about $8,000 during the last year.....will not give me that check until I pay an extra $1,350 for the last crown he did. But WAIT..............

I also started checking the prices with the dental discount plan I have and realized that they were not giving me the discounts they were supposed to be giving me and a couple times upgraded some charges and always to their benefit.

So called them and told them and today I went there and all of a sudden the actual "regular" prices were much higher, making it look like they gave me a bigger discount.

I feel violated by them.

Does anyone know if they can hold on to that check until I pay them the $1,350. They have it written in their bill that it is supposed to be a credit but then they never credited me. There ledger of my payments and their charges is all fucked up.


I feel like screaming.

Another unarmed black man shot dead while running away from police. Video

http://abc7chicago.com/news/paul-oneal-chicago-police-shooting-video-released/1458110/

One of the cops, after the O'Neil was dead said, "He was shooting at us right?" They were firing on him while he was still in his car and after he was running from them they ran after him and shot him in the back.


Who wants to bet there will be another mass cop shooting somewhere soon?

This was posted by someone else last night and seemed to sit there so I am posting it again. Please kick and recommend and give this air time!!






Friday, August 05, 2016 10:23PM
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Video showing the Chicago police shooting that killed 18-year-old Paul O'Neal was released Friday.

More than 40 hours of video captured by police dashboard and body cameras was released to the public via the Independent Police Review Authority's online case portal around 11 a.m.

The Amish may be farming the cure for asthma in barnyard animals!

(If someone from the N Y Times see this I am not linking to your site because I cannot copy from your site. So I'll give the links to someone else's site!)

I had asthma as a kid. I also had a horse for a few years and felt so at home in the barn and I can't remember being sick then. I also dreamed of my family moving to a farm. Maybe my body knew something.
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"Amish children who’ve grown up exposed to barnyard germs have much lower rates of asthma than kids raised in more sterilized environments, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The science supports something our grandparents have long suspected: that playing in the dirt toughens kids up. The new research backs up this hygiene hypothesis, suggesting that Amish children inhale microbes from their constant contact with animals during their formative years, which activates their immune systems and protects them against asthma.


The researchers compared the Amish of Indiana to the Hutterites of North Dakota. Both farming groups share genetic backgrounds and simple lifestyles, but there’s a big difference in how they farm.

The Amish raise their barns — which their kids often play in — close to their homes. They use horses for farmwork and transportation, and they shun electricity. But the Hutterites use electricity and live on industrialized farms, with the cows housed in huge barns farther away from the houses that children don’t play in. And guess what? Only 2% to 4% of the Amish suffer from asthma, yet the Hutterites see asthma in 15% to 20% of their members."



http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/amish-farming-cure-asthma-barnyard-animals-article-1.2738543

A 1995 T Shirt saying "Someday a woman will be president" was removed from Walmart because people

complained! It went against "Family Values"

These videos on Seattle just burned me up. And they have great production value.

http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/07/29/24395035/take-2-minutes-and-watch-one-of-these-pop-culture-infused-viral-videos-about-local-politics

I have a longtime friend—a programmer who's a big Bernie Sanders fan—whose eyes just completely glaze over every time I talk to him about local, Seattle-level politics. He'll get worked up about national news, but he can't bring himself to engage locally even though there's so much important, often cool stuff happening right here in his own city. (He wants me to fill out his August 2 primary ballot for him.)

Maybe these videos from Matt "Spekulation" Watson—a barista, hip hop producer, and rapper—can change that. Spek came in for some well-deserved praise from our hip hop writer Larry Mizell Jr. last week:

I want to shout out the guy Spekulation for his most recent productions, his best and most effective work to date. My favorite stuff of Spek's was his Beast Mode tribute "Bout That Action," but his recent viral videos breaking down important local stories—just little things like the Seattle Police Department's secret contract negotiations with Mayor Ed Murray... have quickly taken the top spot.
Have you seen these yet? Spekulation's last video, about how North Seattle NIMBYs are making it impossible for poorer residents to afford to live in this city, has racked over 30,000 views. This time, it's arguing in favor of the mayor's policies, not slamming them, and it's attracted the ire of the NIMBY crowd in its comment section. Check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/spekulationmusic/videos/10154353006158967/

https://www.facebook.com/spekulationmusic/videos/10154343735008967/

https://www.facebook.com/spekulationmusic/videos/10154366635868967/

Trump sued twice by Justice Dept for not renting to black people. And other examples of Trump racism

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-racist-examples_us_56d47177e4b03260bf777e83

The Justice Department sued his company — twice — for not renting to black people

When Trump was serving as the president of his family’s real estate company, the Trump Management Corporation, in 1973, the Justice Department sued the company for alleged racial discrimination against black people looking to rent apartments in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

The lawsuit charged that the company quoted different rental terms and conditions to black rental candidates than it did with white candidates, and that the company lied to black applicants about apartments not being available. Trump called those accusations “absolutely ridiculous” and sued the Justice Department for $100 million in damages for defamation.

Without admitting wrongdoing, the Trump Management Corporation settled the original lawsuit two years later and promised not to discriminate against black people, Puerto Ricans or other minorities. Trump also agreed to send weekly vacancy lists for his 15,000 apartments to the New York Urban League, a civil rights group, and to allow the NYUL to present qualified applicants for vacancies in certain Trump properties.

Just three years after that, the Justice Department sued the Trump Management Corporation again for allegedly discriminating against black applicants by telling them apartments weren’t available.

Mother Jones has a page with a compiled list of Trump's bad acts over the years. Sports fans will be

interested in this one. From here you can get to all of these other ones.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/07/trump-files-how-donald-screwed-you-out-your-football-tickets

Read the rest of "The Trump Files":

Trump Files #1: The Time Andrew Dice Clay Thanked Donald for the Hookers
Trump Files #2: When Donald Tried to Stop Charlie Sheen's Marriage to Brooke Mueller
Trump Files #3: The Brief Life of the "Trump Chateau for the Indigent"
Trump Files #4: Donald Thinks Asbestos Fears Are a Mob Conspiracy
Trump Files #5: Donald's Nuclear Negotiating Fantasy
Trump Files #6: Donald Wants a Powerball for Spies
Trump Files #7: Donald Gets An Allowance
Trump Files #8: The Time He Went Bananas on a Water Cooler
Trump Files #9: The Great Geico Boycott
Trump Files #10: Donald Trump, Tax-Hike Crusader
Trump Files #11: Watch Donald Trump Say He Would Have Done Better as a Black Man
Trump Files #12: Donald Can't Multiply 16 and 7
Trump Files #13: Watch Donald Sing the "Green Acres" Theme Song in Overalls
Trump Files #14: The Time Donald Trump Pulled Over His Limo to Stop a Beating
Trump Files #15: When Donald Wanted to Help the Clintons Buy Their House
Trump Files #16: He Once Forced a Small Business to Pay Him Royalties for Using the Word "Trump"
Trump Files #17: He Dumped Wine on an "Unattractive Reporter"
Trump Files #18: Behold the Hideous Statue He Wanted to Erect In Manhattan
Trump Files #19: When Donald Was "Principal for a Day" and Confronted by a Fifth-Grader
Trump Files #20: In 2012, Trump Begged GOP Presidential Candidates to Be Civil
Trump Files #21: When Donald Couldn't Tell the Difference Between Gorbachev and an Impersonator
Trump Files #22: His Football Team Treated Its Cheerleaders "Like Hookers"
Trump Files #23: The Trump Files: Donald Tried to Shut Down a Bike Race Named "Rump"
Trump Files #24: When Donald Called Out Pat Buchanan for Bigotry
Trump Files #25: Donald's Most Ridiculous Appearance on Howard Stern's Show
Trump Files #26: How Donald Tricked New York Into Giving Him His First Huge Deal
Trump Files #27: Donald Told Congress the Reagan Tax Cuts Were Terrible
Trump Files #28: When Donald Destroyed Historic Art to Build Trump Tower
Trump Files #29: Donald Wanted to Build an Insane Castle on Madison Avenue
Trump Files #30: Donald's Near-Death Experience (That He Invented)
Trump Files #31: When Donald Struck Oil on the Upper West Side
Trump Files #32: When Donald Massacred Trees in the Trump Tower Lobby
Trump Files #32: When Donald Demanded Other People Pay for His Overpriced Quarterback
Trump Files #33: The Time Donald Sued Someone Who Made Fun of Him for $500 Million
Trump Files #34: Donald Tried to Make His Ghostwriter Pay for His Book Party
Trump Files #35: Watch Donald Shave a Man's Head on Television

Hundred of liens, judgments and lawsuits found by USA Today against Trump for not paying his bills.

At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments, and other government filings reviewed by the USA TODAY NETWORK, document people who have accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them for their work. Among them: a dishwasher in Florida. A glass company in New Jersey. A carpet company. A plumber. Painters. Forty-eight waiters. Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast. Real estate brokers who sold his properties. And, ironically, several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others.

Trump’s companies have also been cited for 24 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act since 2005 for failing to pay overtime or minimum wage, according to U.S. Department of Labor data. That includes 21 citations against the defunct Trump Plaza in Atlantic City and three against the also out-of-business Trump Mortgage LLC in New York. Both cases were resolved by the companies agreeing to pay back wages.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/09/donald-trump-unpaid-bills-republican-president-laswuits/85297274/

(This is part of the same page about the hundred of employees that Trump has not payed. I believe it needs its own thread)

Crooked Trump ripped off hundred of employees.


USA TODAY exclusive: Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills


During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia cabinet-builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah's at Trump Plaza.

The family cabinetry business, founded in the 1940s by Edward’s father, finished its work in 1984 and submitted its final bill to the general contractor for the Trump Organization, the resort’s builder.

Edward’s son, Paul, who was the firm’s accountant, still remembers the amount of that bill more than 30 years later: $83,600. The reason: the money never came. “That began the demise of the Edward J. Friel Company… which has been around since my grandfather,” he said.

Donald Trump often portrays himself as a savior of the working class who will "protect your job." But a USA TODAY NETWORK analysis found he has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits over the past three decades — and a large number of those involve ordinary Americans, like the Friels, who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/09/donald-trump-unpaid-bills-republican-president-laswuits/85297274/?hootPostID=ecf5e5ccb4ab0b691e80c8e98759e0c8&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-aDYdueyOSWTKJ83Q.oQF2w

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