eBay returns scandal.

Just when you thought it could not get any worst.

 

For the past few years sellers of the eBay website have been under attack from all kinds of people including eBay themselves.

Just simply scanning across the web can reveal serious problems for sellers. That said the sellers in particular are not large companies or shops on eBay that are having the issue but it is the small independent person who is just selling his old stuff to convert into cash. I am sure for those that remember time of eBay starting up that eBay actually made it’s name because it allowed for a sort of on-line car-boot sale as such.

So what is going on with the eBay seller attacks from certain persons?

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Council TAX! Got to the bottom of it

Finally got to the bottom of the council tax scandals.

Over the past few years i have battled my local council tooth and nail to figure out how and why they do what they do.

First lets see what they actually do.

Not only my local council are guilty of this but many are across the entire of the UK. The problem is managing those that fail to pay their council tax but do they really fail to pay the tax or could their be more to it?

If you guessed that their was more to it then you are correct. Most people especially in the current economic climate are struggling to pay bills not alone council tax. It is therefore inevitable that they may fall behind with payments to be made. Continue reading

GNU GPL Freedom Vblog

GNU GPL Freedom Vblog

 

Just a quick blog for you all regarding GNU GPL.

Seems like many have lost their way or even become a little confused as to the real reason for GNU GPL Free software.
I keep seeing people making videos on youtube regarding free software, GNU Linux and so on. The all famous statement “developers need to eat” Well that is great and is very true while extreme capitalism exists. Just remember you are nothing but a TOOL.

I want to share with you exactly what are the facts and reasons for the GPL the facts and some of my opinions.

Freedom, that is the short and simple answer. It is about nothing more and nothing less.

Computers can be programmed to do any task, run your home, manage your power usage, turn on your coffee machine in the morning, check email and educate yourself, just what you are doing right now by watching this video.

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Longer answer:

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Badoo.com Incident of lulz

Cross Chatting LULZ

Site users creating cross chat for lulz using a phone number.

Wow what a odd title, yes it is a bit odd but also rather amusing once you read further on what it is.
If you struck a note and know exactly what it is that would be because you have either done it or know someone who has, fair play to you.

First of here is the joker and she being a good looking woman(I shall refrain from the use of lady at present) certainly would attract allot of male attention to which probably gets men throwing their numbers at them without even saying hello.

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Joanne from Market Harborough

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It start of simple enough with me sending a descent message, complimenting how attractive she looks and so on. Her profile description had said “Just say hello” so i messaged and said hello.

What i got back was a Telephone number, no words or any responding text at all so i thought lets text it. Oddly the response was not Joanne but of course another man by the name of Darin. Quickly i had determined what this young woman had actually done so i messaged her knowing i would get no reply.

Then a voice call was made, our theories turned out to be correct.

I don’t know what other peoples opinions are regarding this but to me i found it funny. Its hard to take dating sites seriously anymore, if you don’t know what i mean you should read my other post from Evow.

Now if someone is messaging you on a dating site and you just end up getting someones number out the blue before you have even spoken to them properly it is fair guess to suspect this kind of situation is occurring. Now although i found it rather funny i am certain others would not, in fact the other guy who was affected because of Joanne did not sound very happy at all. I think he was a little upset, Dude i know its a sick trick but seriously lighten up a little, after all this trick was pulled on me too lol.

There is something that concerns me out of this and i think it has a clear message to drill home. Ever read or heard the story of boy cried wolf, there will be occasions when this will be a genuine situation which will be seen as just another joke. That could well cause harm but in all fairness if you end up with a number from a stranger you contacted that you have not actually chatted with for a good period of time before exchanging numbers then i guess 9/10 its going to be a prank.

The second thing it indicates as a lesson to take away from this is that there are men out there that are happy just to dump there numbers out to strangers on the Internet, whether its on dating websites or not. Guys seriously your doing it wrong. My concern is that due to the actions of this woman now a total stranger actually has my number which actually raises a whole new set of dangers. For the most part the inconsiderate and foolish actions of another could well end up with a catastrophic outcome.

Take what you will in a teaching from this post and think about it, use your intelligence and consider the effects of your actions.

73’s all the best and stay safe, f1r31c3r signing off. Well i am actually off to cook me my dinner as i have a nice chicken breast marinating in the fridge that i fully intend to enjoy after cooking with a nice glass of red wine.

ez readers

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Turkey raping Cyprus again

Cyprus a victim again.

The Proof is here.

Some very interesting developments have occurred since 2007, yea that long ago but are very relevant at present. In fact so relevant it could well be a little scary for the civilian population of the island of Cyprus. The title says it all Cyprus the victim once again.

The southern side of Cyprus has decided it would begin drilling for natural gas, once Ankara(Mainland capital of Turkey) heard of this they sent military escorted survey vessel.

Cyprus was invaded over 35 years ago on the claims that Greek Cypriots were treating Turkish ottoman Turks inhumanely on the island. The Greek Cypriots argument was well they should ship up and leave back to Turkey. Turkey refused these people to return to Turkey never the less the Greek Cypriots were what can only but be described as racist to the Turkish Cypriots on the island. Turkey then decided to invade the island to effectively put a stop to the racist violence being committed by the Greek Cypriots. Continue reading

eVow dating online

Interesting chatter i had with a woman on eVow

 

Sorry its been a while since my last blog post. Not much has been happening in the area for me to blogg in fact with running other sites and dealing with areas of my work we all must prioritize of course.

That said i have a profile on a dating site called eVow which rarely gets any attention in fact it is fair to say i get 0 that’s Zero attention until recently. I had one person contact me which seemed like a really nice woman. Again it is not may nature to judge so we chatted for a few days on the sites messaging feature.

Today something interesting happened maybe a turn for the worst i guess i don’t know. Something i think deserves a blog post.

Just before the weekend i sent a message and i got no reply something many men are used to i am sure so i sent a message to her saying:

  • You gone silent on me. You ok hun

very shortly after i got a reply much to my surprise as we all know when a woman goes silent they generally have run away lol. I got a response that said:

  • If a woman goes silent on you I guess they were left with nothing to say. I’m fine and still roaming the planet with my curly locks.

Sound great so far so i replied:

  • Hey i like your curly locks and your eyes, smile and attitude hehe.Nothing to say mmmmm well how about i ask would you like my number?Would you be interested in meeting up in person sometime?

Much to my dismay the following response i found shocking take a read for yourself:

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Karma

A question i ask you a Question!

 

Recently on facebook someone posted about Karma. Interesting subject and one that is rather contradictory at times not to mention open to opinion one which i think i had in the comments to my friend who posted the status on karma.

It was asked on there status:

who is the person that deals with karma ? who says, what wrong deserves what punishment ??

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Piracy enforcement violating freedom ACTA/SOPA/PIPA

Piracy enforcement on a computer violates our freedom

This is such a simple concept to understand yet not even the huge brains in government can actually grasp this concept. Maybe there just as much brainwashed as everyone else.

Well sit back read and get ready to have your mind unlocked, set free in the understanding of true freedom in this concept.

I recently watched a video on youtube of an interview with Richard Stallman. Now the Two Muppet’s interviewing Richard placed some great arguments but because there minds could not grasp this concept they failed miserably to answer any further questions and became argumentatively stuck on a simple concept. It may have had something to do with there simple thinking narrow mind built on the current financial money machine.

Remember were talking about freedom NOT making money…

Here is the video first its a long video but you can skip it and read on then come back to it if you wish ill keep the concept running without the need to watch the video.

So the problem comes about when we think about how to actually understand why enforcing piracy actually violates our freedom. Here are a few models to set the stage of thought. Continue reading

FREE Software Freedom

Freedom Free software Vs Proprietary business

 

I thought i would make a blog post about Free software that would be Free as in freedom to do as you wish. The current understanding of this on the net and around the world is a bit sketchy. Many people think there is unemployment attached to free software and or releasing source code of a application.

Points i want to cover in this post:

  • Business with open and closed source
  • Differences between open source and free software
  • Closed source software
  • Microsoft Business model (closed source software)
  • Freedom
  • Human Rights(not man made rights)
  • Sheepeople

The video bellow is a long video of a lecture speech that Richard Stallman gave in India. Mainly for the education and progression to the schools and children studying in India.

It point in the video is that as an education authority not just in India but worldwide is that education must enforce the principles of freedom, NOT to be locked down to a proprietary software. Children MUST be educated to be able to choose whatever route they wish to choose in life. No one must restrict or stop you in any way. Richard goes on at the end of the video to explain how Microsoft and Autodesk AutoCAD give Gratis copies to the schools as to manipulate the children to become proficient in a proprietary commercial expensive piece of software. Effectively making the children dependent on there proprietary closed source software. Much like a addictive drug. I hope my readers can be open minded enough to understand the severe dangers to our children and freedom today. Continue reading

UK Council TAX summons scandal Followup

Follow up to the council tax scandal

 

Hello all and thank you to everyone who left all the great feedback and lovely comments.

In response to many comment’s including a full set of new developments over the past months i feel compelled to share the findings with you the world.

As with everything i say in my blogs i always meet my words and this time is no exception. In fact this follow up post has something of a treat for you all.

Following my post on UK council TAX scandal corruption I had mentioned contacting your local constituent well I did. That being Nicky Morgan, nice enough lady well i linked her to my post which she had read and gave me a written reply by mail.

This i would like to share with the world, i have blanked out personal info and uploaded as so all can read the letter.

Some very interesting points and small technicality corrections on my post. yes it might make you giggle.

For the case Nicky responds to she consulted the deputy director at charnwood borough council called David Platts. I am releasing this info not in a slanderous manor at all, it is just for completeness.

The following was pulled out and quoted from the previous post

In the event of failure to pay council TAX twice, the individual in question is summoned to court and required to pay £62.50 for court costs.

She admits this is the case and goes on to say that it may only take one payment before a summons is issued. This again proves that the system is broken in that the so called reminder notices sent are enough to be considered a defaulted payment. It is correctly said that the reminder notice is then sent approximately 14 days after the supposed payment was missed. In reality even if you paid it late the notice will still arrive. When a person tries to speak to the department all they tend to get is, the computer automatically issues the notice etc and you don’t have a leg to stand on. Seriously if you cant get the software developers to make the system work for human beings then you need to find a developer that can. Were not robots, were human beings, meaning were alive and actually understand the word maybe, sort of, kind of not just yes or no, on or off.

I am assured that the policy for the first bill is just a bill and only after 14 days is the notice sent. Well now there is a thing you see  the council and there minions are not perfect. What i mean is they make mistakes them selves, there staff make miscalculations whatever the situation, the computer sometimes fails as mentioned above it does not take into consideration all possible variables, misfortunate events and so on. At which point you the average Jo public have no idea in many cases how this all works or even how to sort it. In many cases you just pay it to shut them up and get them off your back.

No where in the letter I got in response to my post from Nicky Morgan does it mention or address isues like this. How many times in the past 20 years ++ has a person paid these costs unfairly because they either could not handle the stress or had no idea how to.

Nowhere in the document does it also mention that it is illegal or legal for the arrogant members of staff in the department who are 100% dismissive and blame the computer system “Its the computer and that’s the way it is”.

As i mentioned in my original post I go on to say how if someone is paying there council TAX can be summoned. If someone is very hard up, that means struggling with there finances and was unable to pay on the exact date but pays it later in the month he would still get a summons. The unfair treatment of this is not addressed in the corresponding letter of response. Cleverly avoiding the main issues i would say there Nicky! good one.

It gets better as the letter goes on to speak about:

There is a discrepancy regarding the payment date being set as the first of each month. If people recieve there salary at the end of the month, funds take 3 days to clear, in which time they may already be late to pay there council TAX and face paying an extra £62.50(summons cost)

Once again the political correctness of cleverly worded paragraph follows explaining how they calculate the financial year. Stating that plans run from the 1st April to the 1st January and only by direct debit does the council allow further payment date options to be the 3rd and 25th of every month, with 14 days prior to the payment date, you are to be issued with a notice that payment is due on this date(generally 14 days of the date of letter).  Basically your life means nothing, diddle squat, finito, worthless to them, just pay on that date that’s the way our system works. That’s our rules and you will abide by our rules, there is no highway just our way.

Now about the court hearing. There seems to be a slight discrepancy about this, something that i think central government would like to look into. I wont release recorded telephone calls incriminating the person(individual) in this area but it is a concern that i personally don’t think will be dealt with. It is the scaremongering, the threatening behaviour . You must at all costs not allow them to get to you in this way.

I spoke about them not letting you in to put your case forward to the judge and as mentioned above the staff attitude from the enforcement department is disgusting to say the least. If you actually get a smile out of them you have done well. The phone call i mentioned regarding this actually records not a singular member of staff but more than one on different occasions  clearly stating that in there belief it is pointless even going to court as you wont be allowed to enter the court room, so pay the summons cost(outstanding balance) in full before the court hearing and we shall remove it from the court. Note the remove from the court but not removal of summons costs. follow this up by:

“But if i am to pay £62.50 i want to get what i pay for and want my hearing before the court, I shall take my picnic basket and the kids, be a nice day out don’t you think? Bargain for £62.50. Do they have a kettle for the instant pot noodle.”

That sounds just like a hustle would you not say, direct from the council departments enforcement staff. I mean this in a non sexist way but all these so called officers were female. All the contacts with a male officer were not met with this ferocity or tack and deserves nothing more than the type of response I have given above.

  • Bellow are the high resolution scanned images of the letter i received.



  • And page 2



To conclude:

The bellow as before in my post if followed and strongly fought you will win.

Make sure you follow the additional steps listed bellow, all chargeable if asked to do something further:
  1. Follow there complaints procedure and exhaust it completely to the point nothing further can be done to resolve the situation.
  2. File the complaint that had not been resolved by the local authority to the local government ombudsmen along with the complaint response correspondence you got from the above complaint procedure.
  3. File the further complaint if both the above failed to the government ombudsmen with all the above correspondence and so on. Find further information on this here. Dont forget togoogle search too
  4. Invoice the council for all your time, charges etc. Do everything possible to get paid and then pay of there charges. Take the excess money you have earned from the above and give it to charity or a random homeless person on the street. At least by him a bottle of booze with some of it, share it out etc. Now that’s public money well spent lol just kidding.
  5. Further note to this would be to also contact your elected constituent and keep mailing them all the outcomes, concerns complaints views you have crucial improvements and actions your taking as when corruption like this happens it really does no good for there image or respectability.