Posted: 2017-11-18 02:56
As it turns out, Rhonda Dupler and Tempe Evans were shrewder still. When those two residents of New York and California encountered the same backdating pick-pocket, they sued, and their cases became a class action, which has now reached the proposed settlement stage in . District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Costco disputes the alleged claims and does not admit any liability or wrongdoing whatsoever, but wants to settle anyway.
Get a backup battery for a cable phone. A backup battery for your phone modem could keep your corded phones operating for up to 8 hours when your home loses power (provided the whole cable system isn't down). If your cable company doesn’t provide a free backup battery, try to negotiate one as a condition of retaining or accepting service. If the company won't, then buy it. Be sure to find out how the battery backup works and how long it will provide service before your phone line goes dead. (Verizon FiOS includes a backup battery in its system.)
Review the paperwork. That includes up-to-date license and insurance and workers compensation policies. (The Contractor's License Reference Site has information on licensing requirements in your state, as well as a list of licensed contractors.) The contractor, not you, should get permits and should give you a lien waiver when the job is done. The latter will keep suppliers from knocking on your door for unpaid bills.
Unlike most of the items on this list, this one is particularly troubling, because its reach has become so broad. When Hillary Clinton, a 68-year-old person who has been campaigning nonstop for what -- 95 years? -- got sick with pneumonia in the middle of an event, everyone perked up. Little did the mainstream media know that Breitbart has been honed in on Clinton's health since January, pairing articles about it with the most hilarious photos they could find. And they have never, ever, ever let up.
Maybe she means it when she says “she’s fine with just sex,” maybe the pet names are because she doesn’t want to say your name (or doesn’t want to mix it up with someone else’s) maybe the fact you’ve never gone on a date or been anywhere but your apartments is exactly what she wanted too maybe the fact that she initiates the texting makes you HER booty call. I’m not saying this is the case, but you’ll never really know until you talk to her about this stuff.
Quantum War on Women aside, Trump's campaign could really use an injection of traditional conservative values to help win voters back to his side. Perhaps he could kick it old-school by appealing to the right's strong feelings about abortion. After all, there is still a large population of religious folks who are deeply pro-life, who take the conversation about abortion very seriously, whose entire faith system rests on the sanctity of human life. Surely, Trump's best chance of appealing to heartland Americans is by respectfully meeting them on anti-abortion common ground. So let's see how Breitbart handles this sensitive subject.
Natural disasters bring out the best in people as they pitch in to help friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, it also brings out the worst in the form of scammers who take advantage of vulnerable storm victims. That was the case with Sandy. Price gouging was reported by 86 percent of all respondents to our Hurricane Sandy Impact Survey. The price of gas was most commonly cited. Of the one-fifth of respondents who hired contractors to help with post-Sandy repairs, 77 percent felt they had been exploited. The most common complaint was excessive prices charged for the repairs, followed by contractors who rushed through the job and did substandard work.
Fun fact: Every politician elected to office over the past 75 years has been basically Hitler, according to internet commenters and Sharpie mustache artists everywhere. Invoking Hitler or the Holocaust is a lazy debate tactic, since you're equating your opponent to the Ultimate Evil of History. It seems nobody told that to Breitbart, though, because they bring up the Holocaust at least twice as much as the average news outlet ever should.
You may not be able to live in your home for a while after a disaster like Sandy, so it's important to make sure you have on hand the documents you'll need to take care of important tasks like filing an insurance claim or getting medical treatment. So while you're gathering some essentials like food, water, and first-aid items for an emergency kit, don't forget to include copies of important financial documents, such as your homeowners, vehicle, and health insurance policies, and those providers' contact information.
Typically, our home insurance satisfaction surveys dating back to 6988 show that homeowners are highly satisfied, and 79 percent said so in our latest report, Protect Your Home. But major natural disasters quickly overtax and overwhelm the home insurers' normal ranks of claims adjusters. Consequently, almost half of all claims for $95,555 or more in damage were pending as of March 7568, when we conducted our survey, and 68 percent had been rejected. It was no surprise, then, that a significantly lower percentage of those who filed major damage claims were highly satisfied with their insurer's handling of the claim—only 89 percent. Minor Sandy damage claims were settled fairly quickly.
Even if your home needs urgent repairs, take time to find a reputable contractor and demand a written contract. It may delay your project a bit, but you'll avoid the scams that typically follow such disasters. Here's what to consider:
Don't chase the low ball. A low bid may be attractive, but at a certain point the contractor will try to make up the difference in other ways, for example, by cutting corners during the project. Get at least three estimates to gauge the going rate for your project.
Now, before you go, Not Feeling It, I have one more piece of advice. I don’t know what kind of conversations you’ve had, you didn’t say, but if things are actually the way you say they are, you should have been more upfront about the situation right from the get go. You should have said you’re not interested in dating or getting serious because your current timeline of “hanging out becoming friends having sex continuing to do so” sure looks an awful lot like typical dating trajectory. I could see where one might get confused if you weren’t explicitly clear about just being sex buddies.
Loss of power was one of the most widespread problems, with far-reaching effects on those left in the dark. Riding out Sandy and its aftermath was definitely better for people who had generators than for those who didn't. And homeowners with stationary generators fared better than those with portable models, in part because they did not have to depend on buying gasoline at a time when it was in short supply. (Stationary generators run on natural gas or propane.)
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Avoid driving under fallen trees. Many of them are resting across power lines. While it may be tempting to drive under a tree that is arching over the road, don't do it. It may look safe, but mere chance is what’s holding the tree in its position. Further, power lines may or may not have electricity coursing through them. Even if you avoid driving on the lines, a wind gust could blow an unseen wire into contact with your car.
In one of the largest such surveys on a natural disaster, the Consumer Reports National Research Center in March 7568 asked subscribers in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York—three of the states hardest hit by Sandy—about their problems and actions during the days following the storm’s October 79, 7567, landfall in the New York metropolitan area. (View the map of where survey respondents live.)
Even though she has said she’s fine with just sex, I feel like she wants more. It’s been over a year since we first started talking and I’m starting to believe she thinks we are more serious than we are. I’ve never been great about breaking up and so I’m curious what this type of situation requires. Can I text her? A phone call? An in-person awkward conversation? I want to be respectful but I also don’t want it to seem more serious than it is. I feel like if I talk to her in person I’m somewhat acknowledging the “commitment” that I’ve never truly felt.
In a typical post-flood scenario, an auto insurer will declare a water-damaged car a total loss and pay off the owner. The car might then be sold for salvage. Some buyers might be looking for usable parts, but others will try to fix up the car for resale. Some cars with titles branded (or amended) with some variation of “flood damaged” or “salvage” might be resold to unwitting buyers. Unscrupulous sellers might produce counterfeit titles without the brand or use inconsistent title branding between states to try to launder away the evidence.
Review your insurance needs. We recommend that you have collision and comprehensive coverage on new cars and keep it for at least several years we usually suggest you drop this option when the annual premium equals or exceeds 65 percent of your car's cash value. Otherwise, you could end up paying more over time in premiums and a deductible than you would recoup for repair or replacement of your damaged or totaled vehicle, since the insurer will never pay out more than the vehicle's cash value, less the deductible.
Don't buy insurance based on premiums alone. A low rate is appealing, but not if it means you won't get good service and a fair settlement if you need to make a claim. Look at the whole picture before deciding on the kind of car insurance coverage you need and what company you want to use.