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Verizon Charged Marine's Widow an Early Termination Fee 489

Posted by samzenpus
from the literal-charges dept.
In a decision that was reversed as soon as someone with half a brain in their PR department learned about it, Verizon charged a widow a $350 early termination fee. After the death of her marine husband, Michaela Brummund decided to move back to her home town to be with her family. Verizon doesn't offer any coverage in the small town so Michaela tried to cancel her contract, only to be hit with an early termination fee. From the article: "'I called them to cancel. I told them the situation with my husband. I even said I would provide a death certificate,' Michaela said."

1,600 Names Suggested Daily For FBI's Watch List 168

Posted by Soulskill
from the by-reading-this-article-you-have-been-added dept.
schwit1 writes with this excerpt from the Washington Post: "During a 12-month period ended in March this year... the US intelligence community suggested on a daily basis that 1,600 people qualified for the list because they presented a 'reasonable suspicion,' according to data provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee by the FBI in September and made public last week. ... The ever-churning list is said to contain more than 400,000 unique names and over 1 million entries. The committee was told that over that same period, officials asked each day that 600 names be removed and 4,800 records be modified. Fewer than 5 percent of the people on the list are US citizens or legal permanent residents. Nine percent of those on the terrorism list, the FBI said, are also on the government's 'no fly' list."

Comment: Re:HP (Score 0) 557

by boy_afraid (#29611417) Attached to: Choosing a Personal Printer For the Long Haul

Fuck HP. Fuck, fuck, fuck HP. Yeah, HP was THE printer to get. No one ever got fired for buying HP. But, for home, HP can suck on my salty balls. I can't count how many times an HP printer would just die or mechanical parts were cheap. Even the little rubber rollers for faxing would start taking the whole document at once.

I was scared about trying another printer brand, but I eventually got a Brother laser printer. It works GREAT under Linux and Windows (my wife's computer... I know, I know). This is my longest serving printer with excellent quality and speed. I've had it for 3 or 4 years now. I loved it so much that I recommended it to another friend. It was super easy to setup. I'm never going to get HP again and always use a Brother.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.