Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fifth Third Bank is run by criminals.

"$160.00 in fees for an overdraft of $4.67?  You can close my accounts here.  Good-day."

Fifth Third Bank charged me $33.00 in overdraft fees a day!  This wasn't from multiple transactions, just one.  It added up to over $160.00 in fees.  The fact that they think this practice is OK disgusts me.  I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one this has happened to. 

Maybe I should keep more in my checking and less elsewhere, but this is ridiculous.  Eight years without a problem and they rape me the first chance they get. Caroline from Fifth Third Bank basically said it was my punishment for not signing up for overdraft protection...

The Mafia is lighter on fees than Fifth Third Bank, seriously.

Fifth Third Bank is run by thieves, but is there any bank that isn't?  No?  Maybe there's a bank that employs less thieves?  Let me know.

Oh well, Fifth Third Bank is a CPZ anyway.  Off to a new bank now, but which one?

I'd urge anybody who does business there to take their accounts elsewhere.  You can tell how moral a company is by how they treat the average person.  1 trip to the gas pump and you might be next, that's what I did ($4.67 overdraft).

I'm not hurting financially from this.  I'm just angered from it.  I feel like I've been burgled (yes I said burgled).  It makes me wonder what effect these policies and fees could have on hard working people who are barely making ends meet.

A daily fee of $33.00 is inexcusable.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Last Psychiatrist - Blog


He needs to write a book, he would make a mint off of it.  I've been reading it for quite a while now.  I suggest you do the same, but don't take my word for it.  Just take a look.

His writing can make you look inside your own brain, if you are open to the experience.  If you do decide to have a peek, you are going to find out that you are a narcissist no matter what.  Good stuff.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The day before my 18th birthday...

I was getting up to go to college at my parents house.  I heard the TV on in my parents room and went to go see what my mother was up to.  My father was out of town for business purposes at the time.

My mother was in bed watching CNN and it showed the first tower after it was hit.  I couldn't help, but think "what a horrible accident!"  I asked her what was going on, but she wasn't sure, and neither was I.  I finished getting ready and walked 2 blocks to the bus stop on Vine st.

When I was picked up by the Laketran bus to go to Lakeland Community College the driver told me that another plane hit the second tower.  I was very confused as I was only 17 years old and my 18th birthday was only 1 day away.  What else could be going on.

When I got to accounting class no one was talking about accounting.  Professor Jim Racic and the rest of the class were discussing the implications and possible reasons for what had happened.  We also learned about the other 2 planes that had went down.  We were excited and scared.  I was more excited than frightened for some reason.  I guess that's just the teenage "invulnerability" at work there.

I thought we were going to war...  I was worried about my older brother because he had joined the Marine Corps in 2000.

Over the PA system we were all ordered to go to the main cafeteria part of the college and received a briefing from the College's Chief of Police.  We were told that they thought there was still more going on and that there was an issue at Hopkins Airport in Cleveland in addition to what had happened to the other 4 planes.  We were all dismissed to go home.  I met up with my friend Ashley and we left.

I'm not sure if anything ever came of the reports of trouble from Hopkins Airport.

Ashley and I departed the school together in her busted up old 1990 Ford mustang and went to her mothers house.  We spent the rest of the night watching the network news channels and trying to make sense of what had happened. 

I dropped out of school later that month and became quite depressed for some time (I did finish my degree later!).  

I will never forget.  The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Friday, September 4, 2009

If I played games at work, I'd probably be fired. I need to get one of these jobs!

Solitaire-Playing Lawmakers Draw Criticism

Tom Foley is calling for a ban on Blackberries and laptops during sessions of the Connecticut House & Senate.  I agree that people should not be playing computer games or texting their BFF while they are supposed to be MAKING LAWS for the rest of the state to follow.

Banning PDA's and laptops?  This is not the answer to the problem.  This is just more of the same pathetic argument that people have no control over their own destiny and are powerless to the influence of Blackberries and video games (sounds a lot like the anti-gun people....ugh).

Don't blame the object.  Blame the person for their behavior and take appropriate action.

Banning objects is almost always the argument of mental midgets (little people if you want me to be PC).

It is a poor craftsman that blames his tools
I'm still trying to figure out how any of these "gamers" stay in office.  I have an idea.  If you are going to go all ban crazy (can't resist the urge to ban?) on something, ban these hacks from the legislature.

Also, please ban "slap-wrist" bracelets in the legislature.  I heard that some of the state senators have been giving each other "red marks" on their wrists.

According to the NBC poll "we" are 84% furious about this.  I hope the people of CT do something about these shitbirds.  To the other 16%,  I think the "Price is Right" is about to be airing on CBS don't miss it!

Cash for Clunkers

Sig Sauer - $200 off a new Sig when you trade in you clunker handgun!

This seems like some sort of alchemy nonsense, but anything that can turn a Hi-Point 9mm into $200 off of  a brand spanking new Sig P226 NAVY (I really want one with a rail...Christmas is coming....) is great.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The life of a secret (insurance) agent

It's not exciting.  I talk on the phone...all day.

Seriously, I'd rather be building a roof right now.

On the bright side though,  three years of this sitting job and I still don't have the slightest indication of "chair ass".  Too bad it's still a CPZ.

When will they realize that it's not legality that governs behavior, but personal morality?  Bad and crazy people do bad and crazy things, law abiding "good" people deal with the consequences of both the bad/crazy people and the artificial limitations placed on them by the ignorant.