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Comment Re:Bait & switch (Score 1) 364

It can knock you down pretty far depending on how much you owe. $300 is probably not going kill your credit outright if it's very good, but if it's average, you could see some serious problems including rate hikes to your credit cards and trouble qualifying for loans or possibly even housing or jobs. In which case, they wrongfully damaged you and you can take them to court for a small pile of money and have it taken off your credit. It's your responsibility to show that you were wrongfully affected by their actions(so save any documents on such things)but they must show that they properly put this on your credit report and some places are harsher than others for that. Also you can dispute it in the meantime although that has mixed results generally if they have your signature on a sheet of paper. The credit bureau's don't take a lot of time to handle disputes and tend to take the word of the businesses over the individual.


Mom Arrested After Son Makes Dry Ice "Bombs" 571

formfeed writes "Police were called to a house in Omaha where a 14-year-old made some 'dry ice bombs' (dry ice in soda bottles). Since his mom knew about it, she is now facing felony charges for child endangment and possession of a destructive device. From the article: 'Assistant Douglas County Attorney Eric Wells said the boy admitted to making the bomb and that his mother knew he was doing so. The boy was set to appear Tuesday afternoon in juvenile court, accused of possessing a destructive device.'" She's lucky they didn't find the baking soda volcano in the basement.

Comment Re:Sad but true (Score 1) 387

As a reasonably attractive woman and giant nerd that I am, I've gone into store where the leering is not only there, but supported and one upped by the staff. Blatantly. Now, I would say, given the amount of comic book/game stores I've been entered in my life about half of them have been either dismissive or creepy, NOT counting the general filthyness of a few of the stores. I remember the 90's specfically going into comic book stores and the guys in there looking from me to the Dawn posters. It really freaked me out and I almost never got into any comics at all because of that. Luckily, I've found wonderful game and comic book stores that I can go to and feel good about spending my money at. So when I see those places on television I think, oh, it's one of those places.

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