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It's always wonderful to know when you willingly overpay for something, you're also getting doubly screwed, intentionally by the company.

Though I was half expecting this to state that Monsanto acquired them, and was "changing a few products out for enhanced ones"...
If you've ever shopped at Whole Foods you've probably been shocked at the prices. But a recent investigation shows that not only are its products overpriced, it's also dishonest—and its shady ...
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I really can't believe how dysfunctional Southwest airlines has become.  

Their website was so broken I couldn't order a hotel with my travel due to their website glitching.  Calling got some monkey to enter my name incorrectly, meaning the hotel didn't know how I was when I got there (took almost 2 hours to find this out after 4x transfers), and I couldn't get a receipt for expenses as a result of ordering online as they outsource to orbitz, which is equally horrible in my experience.

Attempting to call them has resulted in over 6 hours on hold, twice being told I would receive a call back, and never have.  A subsequent 2 complaints filed online resulted in an email of this:

"You are receiving this e-mail because you have submitted a complaint via southwest.com.  Based on our current volumes, it may take up to 30 days to receive a written response from our Customer Relations’ office.  As such, we have set up a high priority number, xxx.xxx.xxx, for you to call for a quicker response to your inquiry.  When you call this special priority line, your call will be placed in the front of the queue to speak with one of our Customer Relations Specialists."

Yeah, calling that says "we cannot accept your call from this number".  Awesome partner you have there, some "customercommunications.com" company that apparently helps contribute nothing more than further infuriating customers.

I used to LOVE southwest, would never think about flying anyone else.  Now I'm not so sure I'll ever use them again for even a flight, and damn sure nothing more.  How the mighty have fallen.  

Quick, outsource some more services.
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Another 2 hours wasted, and all they could do was email almost a plain blob of text with all but useless data from Orbitz, that is apparently their useless hotel booking partner.  Not surprising, Orbitz was the worst booking system I've ever used for personal or business.

Even more sad, the person was damn near rude, unhelpful, and rushed me off the phone saying I'd now be able to get my receipt online.  She was wrong.  Calling southwest again was useless to help, with them both pointing fingers at each other.

I really wish I've never heard of +Southwest Airlines.  This is the most inept, useless support I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with.
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Hah, more of this nation's finest, protecting and serving.  Themselves.
Ooops! They forgot to destroy a hidden camera. Santa Ana, California police have announced an investigation after video surfaced of a raid on an unlicensed medical marijuana shop in which the ...
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Because like most public sector jobs, they hire the cheapest, most dysfunctional people they can.
 
Is it any surprise that tax return fraud was so high this year?
In the last few years, tax return fraud has become a serious problem at the state and federal levels, thanks to the growth of e-filing and security holes in IRS and third-party tax software systems...
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I still vote for Cthulhu, why vote for a lesser evil.  Our political system is just too broken to support with a straight face on either of our sides.
Just when you think it's okay to open your eyes again - THIS. You Americans Have No Idea Just How Good You Have It With Obama Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections. ...
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If only they could collect back taxes for impropriety on shenanigans like this, it might solve the deficit, or at least before Bush.

Next up, churches!
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Best "last supper" ever at the bottom.  Gotta love Ze Germans.
Skills in Pills. The debut album from Till Lindemann and Peter Taegtgren.
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Finally, it comes.
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Sort of feel the need to remind people.  Typical short memory spans of the flighty and frivolous seem to forget what corporate America really thinks of them.
Mark Zuckerberg admits in a New Yorker profile that he mocked early Facebook users for trusting him with their personal information. A youthful indiscretion, the Facebook founder says he's much more mature now, at the ripe age of 26.
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I fucking hate ubuntu officially.  Upgrade 14.04 to 14.04.02, and it's shit like 14.04 was, still same with the buggiest os available.  I'd go back to windoze if it weren't so utterly shitty itself.

1.5 days to figure out how to recover an upgrade to hopefully fix said shittiness, no such luck though, was hoping it was just a really crappy chrome/chromium bug that would be fixed with opengl fglrx/amd/ati updates, but no.

I'm tired of my os rebooting or needing to rebooted every 3 days.  Anyone using linux+fglrx+<3m monitors+raid+ssd+lv with any semblance of stability?  I can't tell if Ubuntu os the demon or AMD/ATI is.
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The 980 has 3 display ports, 1 hdmi and 1 DVI... it is supposed to run all of them at the same time.
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"It's a risky move by Microsoft because for the first time in nearly 20 years it has to convince Web users why they should keep using a Microsoft browser."

Because it's the best way to allow remote control and conquer of your pc for the past 20 years, proven by mafia, nigeria, and the nsa alike.  Why change a good thing for everyone else.  Don't be so selfish.
From a streamlined design to promote faster browsing to support across multiple devices, Edge is trying to fix the shortcomings of Internet Explorer.
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Hah, it's like tithing!

I hope the architect that designed it for the church got a good laugh to himself.
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Food is good, still bar food, but their wings are better than most. Specials aren't bad either for a budget. Service is their downfall, simply not enough people to go around even when the place is darn near empty, sometimes taking a good 20 minutes for someone to come by or get a drink. Last friday night, we were there an hour and still hadn't gotten our first drinks, finally leaving as we were both hungry, and didn't want to see how many hours it'd be to get food. Shame, it's a nice local spot close to my home, but sort of done with the lack of service. That and karaoke nights at very least are to be avoided unless you like terrible singing, but I suppose that's any bar with karaoke.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Best Sazerac I'd had in a long time, ask for the cognac version, also great ambiance. Always made it a point to stop in when in town.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Pretty bad hotel, cheap Ikea furniture was all falling apart, broken, doors hanging crooked, janky shower, various other general defects of an unmaintained/uninvested hotel. AC is rickety, iced up and ended up draining all over my hotel floor causing a small lake to wake up to. Wifi is terrible, poor system with one single AP per floor, nowhere near the furthest room back to get signal (where fortunately I was placed). Overpriced laundry.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Went on a saturday night, and while it wasn't terribly crowded, was fairly busy. We seated and waited at least 10 minutes for a waitress to show up, but we were talking and skimming the beer menu, which we were informed we'd get a flight sampler to test a few. This was nice, but took another 15 minutes to show up, and the waitress had no idea what they were. After about another 10 minutes the waitress stops by and we just order to get alcohol coming, where we got one beer and a sapphire and tonic. The waitress came back at least 4 times to confirm what we wanted, she finally admitted she had no idea what "sunflower" was with tonic. Gin dammit! Last time she came back prior to the drink to inform me they had no sapphire, only tanqaray or well. Ugh. I order a double/tall with tanqaray (not a preference), and I get mostly gin in a short neat whisky glass with a hair of tonic. At this point, I'll take it. We order food, salads, with haste as it might be an hour before we eat. We people watch as there as a steady stream of people filter in and out of there, but it's never overly busy or loud. Decent mix of modern music, some dance, but no dancing. Salads probably took another 25-30 minutes to come, another heavy poured tanq and tonic, and they were actually about the best part of the service as of yet. We ate and hung out some, watching the thinning crowd, but once finished figured we'd get outta there as we were already annoyed with the dim/high waitress, and mostly lame scene. Not really sure I'd go back, likely not. At least there isn't a pack of ravenous Peoria cops hanging out outside quite yet ala McDuffy's era there, eye-raping you as you leave to see if you're going to help them meet this month's quota with a DUI to just follow you out.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Generally uncomfortable room, really hard to not either freeze or sweat to death with rickety AC unit. Noisy, needed earplugs to not be bothered by perpetual construction around the hotel at 4am every day. Bed is uncomfortable, being surprised they'd only offer a full-sized bed, and far too tall it, and down comforter far too hot to sleep with. Generally low-end/old accommodations for the cost, rather stay elsewhere, but good location if working in financial district.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Worst chipotle ever, everyone was disinterested, ordered double and none cared, and no hotsauce. When asking if any from a cook because all the casheers disappeared at once, she got butthurt, pulled one out, tossed it at me, turned away and didnt even respond. I know its new york, but the absolutely worst service ever here - avoid this location.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Dr. Glover has always been helpful in getting me back in health. Always courteous, friendly, and will most definitely visit again when in need.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago