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  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 8, 8:57am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Those against free speech are really against free thought.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 8, 8:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Those against free speech are really against free thought.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 8, 10:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

#fuckcalifornia
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 9, 6:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

CBOEtrader says
isnt she just a primary winner? why does anyone care about her?


Because in her district, the Democrat Primary is the election?
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 9, 11:43am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Update:
I did appeal it, and my assessment was reduced. My actual property taxes didn't go down until my bill for this year which now reflects less than peak prices.
Actual bill went from $1430 to $815. Assessment is now 38K, down from 65K.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 9, 12:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Tenpoundbass says
Condo?


Townhouse (called rowhouse in Baltimore and some other places). I do have a front and back yard (back yard is big enough to fit any car too, so I have parking).
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 10, 10:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
Why did she think she needed to administer Xanax?


Perhaps she is fat. i was unable to find any pics, and I was hoping that one of you would.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 10, 11:22am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

They really need to be raiding construction sites and restaurants in the DC area.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 14, 10:09am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The review had been there for years, and most likely the contractor saw it and reported it because it was a negative review. I don't see why complaints about a business practices or policies should be a legitimate complaint to post, since that is something that I would like to know about before hiring any contractor. Like when someone I know bought an expensive HVAC system that broke, but the contractor still charged to fixed it within warranty period, stating that the warranty only covered parts, and not labor. That is something that I would like to see in any review.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 14, 10:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Sure, please do repost it here, with the picture.


On the far right is the no parking in the back alley sign.

I don't know why contractors seem to think that parking laws do not apply to them. In this particular case they are essentially blocking a bunch of people's driveways.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 14, 10:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

When I first saw the thread title, I read it as China Is resorting To Mass Incineration of Muslims, so after re-reading it, it's quite a let down.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 14, 10:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It would be easier to just go to Baltimore City, and resist arrest, and then sue the city when you get beaten up.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 14, 11:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

NuttBoxer says
It sounds like the removal was per their stated policy. Just wondering, did you talk to the contractor about moving their vehicle, or did anyone who was blocked in talk to them?


I did not speak with the contractor. In Baltimore City, if you complain about anyone breaking the law, YOU are the problem.
Besides that, the contractor doesn't give a fuck and the person whose house they are working on will take it personally and hate you. Yes, this is based on personal experience.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 14, 11:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Automan Empire says
That said, it's good that Yelp removes reviews from not-even-customers.


We typically remove reviews that don't focus on the reviewer's firsthand experiences as a customer of the business

If they are blocking my driveway, then yes, I'd call that first hand experience.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 14, 11:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Why should I have to CONSTANTLY ask people not to do something illegal and quite rude?

I think if some of you lived someplace where you were constantly blocked in, you might have a different perspective.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 15, 9:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

https://people.com/celebrity/omarosas-long-history-of-being-fired/

Omarosa's Long History of Being Fired

According to the new issue of PEOPLE, the former political appointee — who spoke glowingly of her White House days — was banished from four jobs in two years with the Clinton administration.

At her last one, “she was asked to leave as quickly as possible, she was so disruptive,” says Cheryl Shavers, the former Under Secretary for Technology at the Commerce Department, where Omarosa worked several weeks in 2000. “One woman wanted to slug her.”

Manigault-Stallworth, 30, was also bounced from a previous position at Commerce, says another former administration official, “because she couldn’t get along with people.”

At her first White House gig, answering invitations received by Vice President Al Gore, “she didn’t do her job, and it got everybody in trouble,” says a former Gore staffer.

During the Q&A with the audience at a March 19 Washington, D.C., panel discussion on “Wearing the Pants: A Woman’s Experience in a Man’s World,” PEOPLE asked Manigault-Stallworth about the challenges she’s faced as a woman in her own career.

“I have done logistics and advance and event planning for the White House under the Gore staff. … At 23, I got appointed to the White House. That was not a place to learn how to be a young professional. That’s a very difficult environment, because they don’t believe in training. They just kind of throw you in the fire,” Omarosa told the audience.

But Omarosa did not do any logistics or advance work for the Vice President, the former Gore staffer, who asked to remain anonymous, tells PEOPLE. “Her exact title was scheduling correspondent. Her job was to respond to invitations,” says the former staffer.

Omarosa was transferred to the White House personnel office, which later sent her to Commerce.

When asked about her employment history, the former Apprentice at first told PEOPLE, “I left when I got married,” but later said she left “to go out on the campaign for Al Gore.”

Manigault-Stallworth, who claims she’s inundated with new job offers, said recently, “I’m a moving target. As soon as they think they’ve figured Omarosa out, I’ve already moved on to a whole different industry.”
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 16, 10:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Why is is so fucking hard for them to figure out that all they really need to do is to plant a shitload of trees?
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 16, 11:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Looks like Yelp likes ot make up reasons to remove other negative reviews:

https://www.yelp.com/topic/los-angeles-yelp-censorship <--Complete with commentary

https://www.reddit.com/r/Yelp/comments/72elt0/yelp_review_censorship/ <--Also with comments

https://yelp.pissedconsumer.com/censorship-of-valid-reviews-with-no-recourse-by-reviewer-201805141255304.html <-Someone just bitching

https://www.yelp.com/topic/los-angeles-yelp-and-censorship

I posted a review about a Chinese buffet across the street from my home. I've eaten there numerous times over the past several years. Recently the ownership changed hands and the quality of food declined precipitously. I offered up an honest review and within 24 hours it had vanished from that restaurant's Yelp page. This is a restaurant that has been cited for health code violations 6 times in the past year by the local dept. of health, but according to Yelp only positive reviews are allowed. I'm done with this fraud of a review site.


https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/2vrxhv/yelp_still_censor_reviews_my_review_was_moved_to/

We refused to pay protection (they call it "advertising") and the only reviews for our store that weren't hidden was the one bad review.


Yelp is full of bullshit! I started researching them as the company I work for frequently gets Yelp reviews. I found that many would appear, and then disappear. I found some odd things, 'good' reviews that were the most current would show up on the front page when they were initially posted, but then end up hidden in the end hidden section by the next day, with maybe a 3 year old 'bad' review listed as the most current. My research educated me about Yelp's advertising/protection scheme.


Website devoted to Yelp censorship:
http://www.yelpcensors.com/

Not only that, Yelp's mobile site is one of the worst when it comes to nagging you to download their fucking app. It's completely useless unless you switch to desktop view.



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