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June 14, 2018

Federal telecom regulator to investigate Canada’s largest telecommunications companies

The Coalition that includes Bell, CBC, Rogers, Quebecor Inc   they first should get their own houses in order, stop the lies, false misleading advertising.

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No one should think that the bad press that Bell gets will encourage them to change their behavior. . The way they do business based and the consumer complaints   is unlikely to change the way this company behaves.  The Canadian government should do something about this as it is unacceptable that Bell is allowed to get away with bad, poor, immoral behavior like this.

The Government of Canada has ordered the federal telecom regulator to investigate Canada’s largest telecommunications companies for high-pressure sales tactics, demanding a public inquiry into the issue after a series of media reports revealed questionable practices.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced Thursday that it directed the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to investigate and report on sales practices in light of serious concerns over misleading or aggressive sales tactics.

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Demand for a public inquiry into sales practices at Bell

BELL STILL LIES

 

Public exposure and full prosecution of the guilty serves everyone’s best interest

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January 24, 2018

Demand for a public inquiry into sales practices at Bell

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“Bell delivers the highest quality to our customers on-time and within budget. Bell’s performance is driven by experienced on-site management, the best trained craftsmen in the industry and a workforce focused on safety and quality.

“The call to hold a public inquiry into sales practices at Canada’s major telecommunications service providers is growing, on the heels of more allegations of wrongdoing inside the industry.

Two consumer groups — OpenMedia and the Consumer Council of Canada — say they support a call earlier this month by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), which urged the federal telecom regulator to investigate high-pressure sales tactics by telecom employees.”

A “technical support” employee working for Bell at a third party call centre in Orillia, Ont., that’s owned by Nordia wrote to say he’s frustrated that he’s expected to push a service called “Bell Tech Xpert” even to customers who need help fixing something as simple as connecting to their home Wi-Fi.

Employees from both Bell and Rogers retail stores have also contacted Go Public, describing managers’ unscrupulous tactics they say are used to get them to push products that customers don’t need and often can’t afford.

They write about being encouraged to hide fees attached to products, tack on services that aren’t requested, and to prey on people who seem vulnerable — including low-income and older people — to hit sales targets. ”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/crtc-public-inquiry-telecom-high-pressure-sales-1.4498973

Many Bell customers are on a limited income, and selling some of the company’s products to such people who clearly cannot make use of them isn’t a concern for the “higher-ups.” It’s a lot like those scammers who prey on the elderly.

Bell’s shareholders’ happiness is the most important thing  for them in the whole world. Out of the big 3, Bell is the most aggressive on selling products to customers. It is like  dealing with a salesman from a car dealership. It’s always, the deal ends soon, buy now! or bundle your services to save more!  A too common travel agent , real estate practise too.

No one should think that the bad press that Bell gets because of stories like these will encourage them to change their behavior. . The way they do business based and the consumer complaints   is unlikely to change the way this company behaves.  The Canadian government should do something about this as it is unacceptable that Bell is allowed to get away with bad, poor, immoral behavior like this.

THE KETTLE  CALLING THE POT BLACK,  BELL ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIARS, ALONG WITH OTHER THIEVES WANTS JUSTICE.. HA HA HA  

A Coalition that includes Bell, CBC, Rogers, Quebecor Inc  and Cineplex wants to end illegal streaming of content, urge CRTC to establish agency to help locate piracy websites, to locate and shut down websites that are portals for illegally obtained video and audio content,  have banded together to create FairPlay Canada.

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They want to forbid  access to TV shows, movies and music from websites that don’t pay for the content that they stream to consumers, should lower their own prices first. They first should get their own houses in order, stop the lies, false misleading advertising, bribes, kickbacks and pirating software themselves.   ” Groups who steal and re-sell content without permission are breaking the law “. and so do they as well..

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More recently, the companies used a strategy to target TVAddons, a Canadian-controlled website  in which the telcos used a civil search warrant (known as an Anton Piller order) to access the home of Adam Lackman, a Montreal man who owns the site, as well as the copyright issues in the case. Their actions are documented    which chronicle abusive conduct that included hours of interrogations without the ability to consult a lawyer along with efforts to obtain new evidence (as opposed to preserving existing evidence).   A  judge’s findings indicate that the telcos went far beyond acceptable conduct in their efforts to shut down the sites.

They now want   the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications   commission to use its power as a regulator to require Canadian internet service providers to shut down access to the pirated material. They also want the CRTC to set up an independent agency to help locate the pirate websites.  Critics expressed concern about a lack of court oversight in deciding which websites would be banned  and the suppression of a free net. “It will undoubtedly lead to legitimate content and speech being censored online, violating our right to free expression and the principles of net neutrality, which the federal government has consistently pledged support for.” The proposal “would essentially create an official internet censorship committee within the federal government, and open the door for overreaching censorship in Canada.”

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October 26, 2015

Your Internet provider could be short-changing you

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In the last year 2/3 of users complained about the internet in Canada, even that it  is too costly, Bell got the highest number of complaints.

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We all should be really concerned now whether Internet service providers  such as Bell, Verizon are misleading customers with slower-than-advertised speeds.  Your  Internet provider could be mostly  short-changing  You, consumers by charging them for faster broadband speeds and failing to deliver the speeds being advertised. Now  each company should  provide copies of all the disclosures they have made to customers, as well as copies of any testing they may have done to study their Internet speeds. We deserve the Internet speeds they pay for. But, it turns out, too  many of us may be paying for one thing, and getting another. It seems they all still lie, are guilty of false, misleading advertisements. Most  broadband providers claiming to offer super-fast Internet connections may be rather delivering service that is slower than advertised.  It is immoral  that the broadband speeds that you pay for are so unsubstantiated  in reality. 

THERE ARE TOO MANY PIGS IN THE INTERNET, CELL PHONE PARLOUR STILL

BELL HAS TO CAP IT’S  INTERNET CUSTOMERS’ USAGES, DOWNLOADS AND  OFTEN TOO, TO MAKE THE ROOM FOR THE WIRELESS PHONES AS WELL . BELL REALLY DOES NOT HAVE EXISTING ADEQUATE CAPACITY FOR BOTH, NOT EVEN FOR THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICES IN ALL AREAS OF CANADA. IT IS CLEARLY TOO CHEAP TO SPEND CAPITAL TO DO THIS ?

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/bell-throttles-internet-speeds/

Consumers are being caught in the middle of greedy telecomm companies.. It’s the Telcomm companies who have rooked us all and laughing all the way the bank.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/can-bell-do-its-job-and-provide-me-now-their-proper-services/

 WHEN IT NOW COMES TO THE ISP, INTERNET PRICING THERE FIRSTLY ARE STILL NO VIABLE ARGUMENTS, OR PROOF THAT THE OVERALL NETWORKING SYSTEM CAPACITIES ARE BEING EVEN NOW OVER BURDENED BY A FEW PERSONS, HEAVY USERS FOR RATHER SOLELY THE MAIN UNDENIABLE PROBLEM IS THAT TELECOMMUNICATION GIANTS FIRMS THEMSELVES HAVE TOO OFTEN MISLED, DO MISLEAD THE PUBLIC AS TO THE DEGREE OF THEIR ACTUAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES, SPEEDS AND EVEN THE RELIABILITY OF THEIR SERVICES NOW AS WELL AS I HAVE EVEN DETAILED THIS FOR YEARS NOW TOO.

the 10 Commandments are still applicable today for all, corporations and business persons included

Bell Canada  to pay a penalty of $10 million for making misleading advertising claims

Bell, Shaw and Rogers still can’t seem to provide good customer services! why?  It is basically cause they still do not care for the customers as they still are too greedy solely for the customer’s  money..

The top 3 “Canada’s Worst Cell Phone Bill” belong to Bell, Rogers, Virgin and next no matter how their spin  doctors lie about it, make false promises to change it they all are still bad in reality.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/%e2%80%9ccanada%e2%80%99s-worst-cell-phone-bill%e2%80%9d/

A  probe should also be focused on so-called interconnection arrangements, or contractual deals that Internet service providers strike with other networks for the mutual exchange of data. customers paying a premium for higher speeds may be experiencing a disruption in their service thanks to technical problems and business disputes over the interconnection agreements.  The  Internet service provider interconnection has a substantial impact on consumer Internet performance – sometimes too  severely. It should also review  the actual speeds delivered  to consumers over “the last mile,” a term that refers to the point where a telecommunication chain reaches a retail consumer’s devices.

The  customers who are paying a premium fee for higher internet speeds could be experiencing a disruption to their service due to technical issues brought about by business disputes in these interconnection deals. According to a study conducted last year [PDF] by the Measurement Lab Consortium (M-Lab), customers can suffer from slow internet speeds because of these relationships. There is a strong “possibility that interconnection arrangements may in some instances render irrelevant any benefit” of paying for a “premium” option

Bell it is a poorly regulated monopoly ..

BELL or BCE HAS SADLY NOW BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER.. WITH MUCH TOO MUCH FALSE ADVERTISING, CONSUMER ABUSES, PRICE GOUGING, POOR SUPPORT SERVICES…. ANY DOUBTS AS TO HOW BAD BELL IS.. NOTICE THAT MY BELL POSTING TEND TO SAY IN THE TOP TEN OF ALL MY SUBJECT POSTS.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/greedy-immoral-bell-canada-lies-misleads-is-crooked/

see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/is-there-realy-any-doubt-as-to-how-big-liars-our-telecomminications-firms-are/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/once-again-the-big-firms-like-bell-tend-not-to-respect-the-laws/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/the-rich-get-richer-bell-included/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/bell-needs-to-be-regulated-legislated/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/so-much-for-any-promised-consumer-protecton/

April 24, 2014

AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF CANADA. DON’T THE POLITICIANS CARE ABOUT THE CITIZENS GOOD WELFARE?

 

 

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YOU HAVE TO BE  A REALLY IGNORANT CANADIAN  NOT TO KNOW THAT CANADIANS RIGHTFULlY GRIPE OFTEN ABOUT THE BAD POLICE SERVICES, BAD COPS TOO OFTEN–  THE PRICE GOUGING OIL COMPANIES,   ABOUT THE BAD, GREEDY, IMMORAL TELECOMMUNICATION FIRMS, AND THE BAD, PRETENTIOUS  POLITICIANS IN  CANADA!

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WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is proposing a law that would ban misleading advertising about Internet, telephone, cable TV and other services. The Consumer Protection Amendment Act, introduced in the legislature Thursday, would require companies to prominently display the full cost of each service — not just a discount introductory rate. companies would also have to be upfront about any extra fees for equipment rentals, installation and other items. There will also be limits on cancellation fees, similar to an existing law on cellphone contracts.  Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux says the province has heard complaints from people who felt confused about the full price of cable TV, Internet bills and telephone services. “We’re just saying to the companies out there that are offering these services — be upfront, let the customer know what (they’re) going to be paying for.” The law would also cover satellite TV and radio services and monitored alarm systems. Fines would range from $1,000 to $5,000 dollars and, in more serious cases, the government could apply to the courts for higher penalties.

 

The government announced the plan last fall and asked for public input, and some 360 people responded. Many people said they had been enticed by low, introductory prices and were not clear on what the price would be once the discount period ended, Lemieux said. The move was welcomed by the Consumers Association of Canada.

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DO SEE ALSO

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/is-there-realy-any-doubt-as-to-how-big-liars-our-telecomminications-firms-are/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/anyone-doubt-the-oil-producers-and-sellers-are-greedy-hogs/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/why-does-the-canadian-government-try-to-sleep-with-the-murderers-because-of-the-oil-still/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/the-dicatorial-rcmp-and-conservative-governments-typical-unacceptable-malaise/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/canadas-bad-police-officers/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/it-is-getting-worse-for-the-rcmp/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/undeniably-canadas-gravy-train-continues-to-cause-our-taxes-to-increase/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/justice-applies-to-the-corporations-now-as-well/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/so-much-for-any-promised-consumer-protecton/

 

April 14, 2011

Free News on the internet where the CBC was one of the best

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A new study has found most Canadians think the internet is their best source for news, but they would not be willing to pay up if websites started charging them to read their stories online. When asked whether TV, newspapers or the internet provided news and information that was most interesting to them, 52 per cent of respondents said the internet was the best source.   The University of British Columbia survey of nearly 1,700 Canadians reveals 81 per cent say they won’t pay to read news on the internet, and 90 per cent would find free alternatives if their preferred news websites started charging for content. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2011/04/13/technology-internet-news-online.html

The news on the TV was, is  free and so this study should come as no surprise..  http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&tab=Tn&edchanged=1&ned=ca&authuser=0

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..  keep up the good work but Canada is a professing Christian country yet the CBC falsely promotes gays and unacceptable talks very little about Christianity even which for the last 200 years has rightfully opposed gays..

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Canada is a professing Christian country yet the CBC bashes the Christians and  falsely promotes gays and unacceptable talks very little about Christianity even which for the last 2000 years has rightfully opposed gays and gay marriages.. The CBC is FALSELY anti Christian or  why then  is the CBC giving so much publicity, programming rather  to the  Jews, Muslims too as  even the CBC spy series X Company is full of  Jewish Propaganda, where they have to bash US ALL  with the Jews being persecuted over and over on our heads , but  how many non Jews, the Christians  were killed by the NAZIS, Jews  and are still being killed by the  Muslims today.  DOES THE CBC HAVE A MAJOR  SHOW ON THIS TOO . CHRISTIAN PERSECUTIONS? NO!   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/cbc/

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March 26, 2010

Now putting more money into a pail full of holes is still bad management

(Ezek 34:4 KJV)  The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

Some Liberals now have urged their leader to champion politically risky health-care overhaul since the union representing some 58,000 public health-care workers in Quebec has walked away from the negotiating table. Negotiations faltered late Friday over working conditions, including a cut backs on sick days and overtime pay. Quebec is taking increasing heat from its public sector workers but even more now from the citizens who think the unions have too much bargaining power for their workers who too often do too little too. In Quebec the rather self regulating doctors, nurses, hospital workers, police etc., are not supervised adequately or regularly . Federal Liberals are receiving some very controversial and  explosive advice to try to   overhaul of one of Canada’s most cherished national programs: Medicare. Claims of mismanagement of health care doctors, medical services  is being raised since  soaring health-care costs are rapidly escalating   as the country’s aging population requires ever more   medical services. Clearly still now putting more money into a pail full of holes is still bad-management. It is unbelievable that after I had written about it for many years later 15 years even  I can go to most local Hospitals or Convalescent homes and there too easily see the typical and mostly poorly supervised doctors, nurse, medical care workers. All civil and public servants, leaders, professionals included now  must be allowed to face scrutiny from the governments, press and the citizens, and their costs effectiveness must be fully dealt with now as well.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/and-now-how-many-more-are-there-like-him/
 
The Inadequate McGill West Island Pointe Claire Lakeshore General hospital. For months I write to LGH and next to you  and I get  nothing? this is acceptable? Dream on!!!  Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty serves everyone’s best . It appears that they LGH still had not learned to overcome even their now exposed inadequacies,  wrong doings. The related and too often bad, pretentious, inadequate social workers, doctors, nurses, medical workers, house cleaning persons have still been allowed to do what ever they want, they have been allowed to be unsupervised, poorly, poorly managed, and then everyone complains about the costly typical, expensive Medicare system or the many people dying because of the ongoing recurring hospital bred sicknesses, deaths too  and then the Hospital managers they do  lie and say that the public itself was the one mainly responsible for bringing the sickness to the hospital because they continue to deny their own bad contribution. Now I had already also had said to you all even in writing that this Hospital director herself  according to another  Hospital director, doctor   likes to put on a false image to all that  that it is a fully staffed, fully equipped, fully serviced,  big time hospital when in reality it is merely another small local hospital that is still under equipped, under staffed, poorly managed, and like it seems too many other typically bad hospitals now as well.. They now also are doing no one a service by their lies and false denials  here too.. and I am still waiting for them all to repent of their unacceptable wrong doings.. and what I can dream on here too? Now is it because they the Hospital managers now are are just plain obstinate, dumb or really stupid?  All civil and public servants, Leaders, professionals included now  must be allowed to face scrutiny from press and the citizens. I too now can easily spot the good workers and easily differentiate them form the bad workers who tend to be often in groups talking to each other, socializing, aimlessly walking around. Too many nurses, hospital workers, civil and public servants are depressed cause they think even they are underpaid.. rather they are mostly depressed cause they are robbing us citizens by not doing an honest day’s work. They can stop lying to me, for I have worked, supervised workers in Canada and know how to easily recognize the good and bad workers.. especially the lazy, no good liars, pretenders who while they are on the job dream of being elsewhere, and do not too too much good on the job that they are being paid for still too.. I still see too many of these bad  people daily at the LGH emergency department too.
Does this below all meet your prior approvals? Well I got news for you it does not matter to me, I still can rightfully  write for myself to anyone I want too. No matter how embarrassing it is now for your so called professionals now too.
 
Isn’t it nice that under the Canadian Charter of rights we both have free speech and I can write to or still talk to even anyone I want as well still now too.
 

 

Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Subject: Re Your letter to me dated March 18, 2010
 Get it very clear that I am no doctor so I can freely too complain very loudly to all persons, anyone I want too about anything I want to, even about any of the bad professionals, bad doctors and nurses, and hospital administrators, bad social services, and I do that, and I continue will do that for  the good of us all too. Better act properly on the matter before it gets worse and I escalate my complaints to all too.. and really you should have known that by now even too.
 
 It appears that they LGH still had not learned to overcome even their now exposed inadequacies,  wrong doings. The related and too often bad, pretentious, inadequate social workers, doctors, nurses, medical workers, house cleaning persons have still been allowed to do what ever they want, they have been allowed to be unsupervised, poorly, poorly managed, and then everyone complains about the costly typical, expensive Medicare system or the many people dying because of the ongoing recurring hospital bred sicknesses, deaths too
 
Many people openly tell me that I am to be personally  commended for trying to clean about the much too many pretentious , bad doctors, bad nurses, medical care givers, really bad social workers now too   in Montreal.. they encourage me to keep up the good work.  
 
 So where are the visible, real real results to all of my complaints? This one included. 

I write to the LGH Ombudsman who supposedly is representing the citizens complaints, but she is wrongfully clearly looking after the doctors, nurses, hospitals best interest,  for she even complains to me I have done a lot of damage to the LGH hospital reputation.. and she only acknowledges that  she got one of my many emails, of a dozen now  too that ihad rightfully sent,  even cause I see no changes and no positive results in regard to my valid complaints,  and she even tells me next on the phone she does not bother to read my emails when I phone her about them, but now she writes back and gets upset  when I write to her and continue to rightfully complain  about the poor LGH medical services, social services too with copies to others.

It appears that they LGH still had not learned to overcome even their now exposed inadequacies,  wrong doings. The related and too often bad, pretentious, inadequate social workers, doctors, nurses, medical workers, house cleaning persons have still been allowed to do what ever they want, they have been allowed to be unsupervised, poorly, poorly managed, and then everyone complains about the costly typical, expensive Medicare system or the many people dying because of the ongoing recurring hospital bred sicknesses, deaths too  Now is it because they the Hospital managers now are are just plain obstinate, dumb or really stupid?  For  example I had directly complained face to face to the janitor, housekeeping, about the men’s bathroom next to the cafeteria about the  plugged, where the dirty contaminated water that  was being allowed to remain in the plugged sink. And when I came back weeks later to the very same place not only was the problem not rectified, but now another adjacent  sink was plugged as well.. and another further place now of in house sickness breeding..  and then the Hospital managers they do  lie and say that the public itself was the one mainly responsible for bringing the sickness to the hospital because they continue to deny their own bad contribution.”

My having spend 2 months visiting in  a newer even hospital, and having spent 2 weeks in their emergency ward, and having spent 1 month also in a Convalescent home I have rightfully concluded that putting more money into a pail full of holes, hiring architects engineers, contractors to build new and larger Hospitals will no do much good when the same old root problems exists.. the main unacceptable root problems that Doctors and nurse, hospital medical workers, floor cleaner, janitors are generally not supervised.. My dad was admitted to the emergency ward and a new doctor assigned to his case came and said she would have some x-rays made and then she would review and look at them next.. and to which I had replied and why would you do that when the good doctor Dr Dumont already had the x-rays made 2 hours ago, the reference file is already on your computer.. embarrassed she left and was next replaced from being my Father’s doctor, Dr Dumont took over rightfully..
 
Next I inspected the filthy washrooms on the emergency ward even.. where undeniably too many people even had thrown up, deposited refuse on the floor and no one dealt with it. Mind you I had seen the  janitors walking along the halls doing nothing often, and one in partially I know quite well too sitting on the bench having a good time often talking to the younger aged men. So no wonder the shit diseases, C difficile and Gastrointestinal Virus is often rampage still at LGH, Neither of these sickness are pleasant ones, they are painful, with serious side effects too.
 
I next could not help but notice as to how empty the main cafeteria, Emergency room waiting area, and the triage itself was so I had asked the staff what had happened had they now all become so efficient.. and not one of the nursing staff I encountered there had had now told me the truth it was cause of the Gastrointestinal Virus (stomach virus, “stomach flu”, viral gastroenteritis).A virus, such as Norovirus, is a likely cause of the symptoms. Symptoms (can last 24-60 hours)
nausea/vomiting
fever
diarrhea
headache
abdominal cramping
fatigue
 
Norovirus is contained in stool and vomit of a sick person and might be shed in the stool for as many as three weeks even though symptoms are gone. The virus enters the mouth of the well person by:
touching surfaces or objects contaminated with virus and bringing hand to mouth
.consuming foods or drinks contaminated with virus
.direct contact with vomit or stool of ill person when caring for them
.drinking after ill person
.immediate contact with aerosol of vomiting person
   
Next I had witnessed a son looking for his father, whose father  was dying of cancer and the father was admitted to the emergency ward, the son was searching for his father and he opened a wrong door and a very touch, short, blonde nurse had now in my presence too had demanded that he the son be arrested, evicted form the hospital, and hat was she hiding, so afraid off? 3 of your security guards came rushing to arrest a patient for making a mistake and opening a wrong door in the emergency ward . So I had asked firsthand one of the guards was he going to now arrest a visitor for opening the wrong door and he laughed at it, he thought is was a very funny matter. I thought I was more of LGH absurdities.
 
Now it seems they can prepare the food in the home, hospital but they can’t seem to deliver the food on time, even almost the whole week..   making the patients to wait for 30 to 45 minutes before the food is next delivered too often is not good at all still too.  They do   have some really good workers and some really bad workers.. too many of the medical support staff,  Personnel socializing, fraternizing, too often now having a good time with each other, even at the receptionist desk, or in the hallways  and all at the patients expense is still even now also unacceptable..
 
And that reminds me my dad got a new social worker a few weeks ago and neither he or nor I have met her.. Many other patients told me the same thing about this now too. My senior dad and I says they take a percentage of the money but do very little good for it still too..
 
I too now can easily spot the good workers and easily differentiate them from the bad workers who tend to be often in groups talking to each other, socializing, aimlessly walking around. Too many nurses, hospital workers, civil and public servants are depressed cause they think even they are underpaid.. rather they are mostly depressed cause they are robbing us citizens by not doing an honest day’s work. They can stop lying to me, for I have worked, supervised workers in Canada and know how to easily recognize the good and bad workers.. especially the lazy, no good liars, pretenders who while they are on the job dream of being elsewhere, and do not too too much good on the job that they are being paid for still too.. I still see too many of these bad  people daily at the LGH emergency department too. All of us seem to spend a lot of time trying to find our personal happiness in life, and many seem to fail at it, so we then tend to try to blame our failure here next on being the fault of others..  The problem firstly now here often starts with one’s false definition of happiness. Happiness generally, firstly is doing a job well that you like to do and so  many people are unhappy cause they are also unrealistic, and lazy.  Most persons also next do not become deliberately despots or perverts in life from birth, it is a decision they generally do on their own make later in life.. Our self-worth, self esteem is a direct result of the good things you do , have done.. do the bad things and you will have a low self worth, poor self acceptance, and it is a waste of time thus to blame it mostly on the others.
 
A patient  in front of my father’s Convalescent room was calling loudly often for a nurse, so a worker comes by and says to him, “I am now going for lunch and someone else will eventually come and help you”.. wow.. and what a cold calloused, unacceptable , indifferent approach..
 
Now I too often do see the Workers too often now rather pretending to sweep, clean the floors, rooms which now is  also very unacceptable.
 
I do also understand it is next to impossible   for a new temporary  agency nurse  to get all the medication right for all the new patients, when she does not even know where all the medication is, or now even  the faces of the patients .. so my father often did not get all of his need mediation as a result because there seemed to be always a new nurse . Not acceptable.
 
They do have there also some good doctors, great nurses and good workers, not just some bad ones.
 
Having been a real Professional myself for many years, even had supervised many of them too, dealt with many crooked contractors now too as a projects manager, now  you really should know by now I do not think that any of your  so called professionals are invincible, unaccountable  gods who do not give an account to any one for their actions, including the citizens, courts and also the medical professional  insurance agents.. and all justice is not in the courts or in the regulating societies now too. For months I write to LGH and next I get  nothing? this is acceptable? Dream on!!!
 
Clearly now I got really tired of being lied to and abused by much too many professional bullies, perverts that I encounter too often in life now still,  so I next started to openly, personally expose them and to make them reap real personal negative consequences rightfully here too..   I do expect seriously, full appropriate actions on the matter of all of my complaints,  and so I do send copies of all of my complaints to key members of Parliament to all of  Canada’s major news editors as well now for their further notice and appropriate actions too.
 
THE RIGHT OF SCRUTINY, ACCOUNTABILITY, THE EXISTENCE OF THE OPPOSITION PARTIES AS WELL, NOW IS AN HISTORIC UNDENIABLE FACT, A RIGHT OF ALL CANADIANS, CANADIAN  GOVERNMENTAL, AND ALSO A CRITICAL ROLE FOR ALL  OPPOSITION PARTIES, ALL INDIVIDUAL CANADIANS..
 
All civil and public servants, Leaders, professionals included now  must be allowed to face scrutiny from press and the citizens.
 
Now I  I still do  demand the full prosecution of all wrong doers that  I do encounter, even any abuse of me or ANY ELDERLY PERSONS, my father included. I rightfully do assume the bad guys and their supporters do not appreciate it and that is why they do not get back to me and that is why they falsely threaten to evict me, or have me arrested too, like your own  boss had falsely done to me in front of witnesses now too today. Yes it  is the sad reality, when you confront the wicked unrepentant abusers, they do too often play dead, hard to get, they try to hide like ostriches, hoping that by ignoring   me that the matters will go away.. but they can dream on. I am persistent.. relentless.. I do not allow abusers to get away.. all it takes for the wicked to keep on doing bad things is for the good person to do nothing about it. It all next makes very interesting reading on the internet for the whole world now to read about it as well.. AND I AM NOT ABOUT NOW TO GO AWAY.. Many people have EVEN TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE  learned from my postings on how to deal with the very similar situations they have encountered with other abused elderly persons now too.
  
From: “Cabinet du Ministre” <ministre@justice.gouv.qc.ca>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 4:11 AM
Subject: Rép. : Re  Your letter to me dated March 18, 2010  (Confirmation)
> Bonjour,
> Nous accusons réception de votre courriel et vous remercions d’avoir communiqué avec la ministre de la Justice. 
> Nous vous assurons que votre demande sera traitée avec toute l’attention qu’elle mérite.
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> Le cabinet de la ministre de la Justice
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>> So what good did you personally now also do in reality about all of my rightful complaints here? RSVP Thank you
 
From: <IgnatM@parl.gc.ca>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 4:09 AM
Subject: Acknowledgement – Accusé réception
> On behalf of the Leader of the Opposition, we would like to acknowledge receipt of your email.
> Thank you for taking the time to write to Michael Ignatieff.
> Sincerely,
> The Office of Michael Ignatieff, M.P.
> Leader of the Opposition
> Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
>> So what good did you personally now also do in reality about all of my rightful complaints here? RSVP Thank you
 

 AND YOU SHOULD BELIEVE IT RIGHTFULLY BY NOW TOO THAT I also do still intend to see the doctors and nurses, administrator, health ministers too,  at LGH included  who had falsely neglected to provide adequate medical care rightfully now next in jail and I work towards this purpose still too.  
 
NOW ABOUT THE BAD ACTS OF THE SO CALLED PROFESSIONALS..
 
Fri Mar 26, 12:05 PM  MONTREAL (CBC) – Quebec cardiologist Guy Turcotte will stand trial in April on two counts of first-degree murder in the violent deaths of his toddlers last year.  Turcotte’s preliminary hearing wrapped up late Thursday afternoon at the St-Jérome courthouse north of Montreal, just kilometres away from his country home in Piedmont, where authorities had found his two children stabbed to death. Anne-Sophie, 3, and Olivier, 5, were in Turcotte’s custody when they died on Feb. 21, 2009. Turcotte, 37, had recently separated from his wife, a fellow physician who practised emergency medicine at a local hospital
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/100326/canada/canada_montreal_quebec_cardiologist_will_stand_trial_for_murder

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/bad-mds-nurses-blame-solely-the-quebec-government-for-er-crisis/

March 24, 2010

And Canada’s poorly managed, abusive police fiascos, hospitals too go on?

 

Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well
 
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria Police Department is investigating its own officers after a violent arrest was caught on camera and posted to YouTube. Police spokesman Sgt. Grant Hamilton says officers responded to a fight involving eight males early Sunday morning. He says when police arrived on the scene, they found one man being kicked in the head and ended up taking six others into custody. But the 56-second YouTube clip appears to show one officer repeatedly kicking a man who’s already been restrained. The officer then yells at another male to get down on the ground and when the man complies, the officer and a fellow policeman allegedly kick him in the stomach and back. Hamilton says the office of the police complaint commissioner has been notified and is monitoring the investigation, which will be led by the force’s professional standards section. Hamilton says the man who was kicked in the head was taken to hospital but has since been released and is not co-operating with police. The six men who were taken into custody were released without charges. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100323/national/youtube_police_investigation 
 
 and what here too our too often inadequate, pretentious PM Harper’s   supposedly a law and order government, justice ministers or pretenders  turn a blind eye again and again while it likes to prosecute more   severely the criminal citizens only?

AND WHAT ABOUT  THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL MINISTERS NOW NOW AS WELL?

  
Tax payer’s money abuses, false expense account statements, stealing, tax evasions,   obstruction of justice, cheating, lying,  drunkenness, impaired driving, pornography,  Adultery, VERBAL, PHYSICAL ABUSES, are all ESPECIALLY unacceptable for any civil and public servants. It is a clearly established fact with good basis as to why our Canadian leaders, politicians, police, military, public and civil servants  who are always to be exemplary are even personally are to held to a higher standard, accountability in reality.  
 
Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.  
 
 People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks. Too many police officers are now too often guilty of their most serious neglect of public trust and their duty. The related truth is that neither an independent police investigation, a new police commissioner,  a promised provincial or federal investigation, or just more politicians promises too often still   will not bring the much needed justice. All of the governments can prohibit the initial and further employment of any known racists for any jobs, and can  punish them for their racists acts, views. Police managers continue to promise the reforming of bad cops and the bad cops keep killing, abusing  innocent persons. The possible retaining of bad  police officers is always anyway a false myth. What thus is always needed is the real  the dismissal, criminal prosecution, of the guilty cops. So where is it? Speeding is not the main cause of car accidents, impaired driving is, but too many cops are alcoholics it seems who wrongfully do sympathize with drunks and as a result do not arrest drunks all year
 
Number of   tickets given to cops for drunk driving thmelves. abuse of citizens does not change.. but the Number of speeding tickets way up Fri Mar 26, 7:27 AM  PRINCE.EDWARD.ISLAND (CBC) – A crackdown on speeders in Charlottetown, which began in the fall of 2008, has led to a huge increase in the number of tickets issued for speeding and other traffic violations. In September 2008 city police increased the number of officers on the street at any given time from six to ten, and those officers are expected to spend time focusing on traffic violations every day. Sgt. Tom Clow told CBC News Thursday in addition to more tickets issued, there has been a difference in the number of serious accidents. “Our major accidents have been reduced by 40 per cent in the year 2009, so that’s significant. We’re not talking about the fender benders and minor crashes we’re talking about significant injury accidents,” said Clow. “[It’s] a great statistic for us because it tells us that people are more aware that there’s more police on the street and are following the rules.” Const. Mike Chaloner was working traffic detail on Riverside Dr. Thursday. “Generally on a road like this, on average, I would say you can see people doing anywhere between 25 to 35 kilometers over the speed limit,” said Chaloner. Speeders end up with fines of about $100, or more if they are well over the limit. The excuses offered are predictable, and generally ineffective. “[From] the speedometer’s broken on the vehicle to they don’t usually travel that road so they’re not sure what the speed limit was,” Chaloner said. “Just generally being late for anything, any type of appointment or work.” Clow said police have also been working to follow up on tips coming in from the public, setting up patrols in problem areas. “You’re always going to get people out there that are going through stop signs or driving in an erratic manner, so we encourage the public to call us and when you call us we’ll address that issue,” he said
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/100326/canada/canada_pei_pei_charlottetown_police_speeding584
 
Even though drunk drivers firstly themselves cause the more serious traffic accidents, it is always the revenue generating speeding tickets that occupy to police forces resources and and manpower, attention..
 
Edmonton officer who shot man should be charged: lawyer CBC – Fri Mar 26, 10:09 PM  An Edmonton police officer who shot at a fleeing suspect seven times should be charged with attempted murder, criminal defence lawyer Tom Engel said a day after the judge in the case said the officer’s actions constituted police misconduct.
 
The Inadequate McGill West Island Pointe Claire Lakeshore hospital. Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty serves everyone’s best . It appears that they LGH still had not learned to overcome even their now exposed inadequacies,  wrong doings. The related and too often bad, pretentious, inadequate social workers, doctors, nurses, medical workers, house cleaning persons have still been allowed to do what ever they want, they have been allowed to be unsupervised, poorly, poorly managed, and then everyone complains about the costly typical, expensive Medicare system or the many people dying because of the ongoing recurring hospital bred sicknesses, deaths too  Now is it because they the Hospital managers now are are just plain obstinate, dumb or really stupid?  For  example I had directly complained face to face to the janitor, housekeeping, about the men’s bathroom next to the cafeteria about the  plugged, where the dirty contaminated water that  was being allowed to remain in the plugged sink. And when I came back weeks later to the very same place not only was the problem not rectified, but now another adjacent  sink was plugged as well.. and another further place now of in house sickness breeding..  and then the Hospital managers they do  lie and say that the public itself was the one mainly responsible for bringing the sickness to the hospital because they continue to deny their own bad contribution. Now I had already also had said to you all even in writing that this Hospital director herself  according to another  Hospital director, doctor   likes to put on a false image to all that  that it is a fully staffed, fully equipped, fully serviced,  big time hospital when in reality it is merely another small local hospital that is still under equipped, under staffed, poorly managed, and like it seems too many other typically bad hospitals now as well.. They now also are doing no one a service by their lies and false denials  here too.. and I am still waiting for them all to repent of their unacceptable wrong doings.. and what I can dream on here too?

and are they next merely also going to put another false spin on all of this too?

Clearly now I got really tired of being lied to and abused by much too many professional bullies, perverts that I encounter too often in life now still,  so I next started to openly, personally expose them and to make them reap real personal negative consequences rightfully here too..  Here is another simple fact of undeniable truth of life.. All of us seem to spend a lot of time trying to find our personal happiness in life, and many seem to fail at it, so we then tend to try to blame our failure here next on being the fault of others..  The problem firstly now here often starts with one’s false definition of happiness. Happiness generally, firstly is doing a job well that you like to do and so  many people are unhappy cause they are also unrealistic, and lazy.  Most persons also next do not become deliberately despots or perverts in life from birth, it is a decision they generally do on their own make later in life.. Our self-worth, self esteem is a direct result of the good things you do , have done.. do the bad things and you will have a low self worth, poor self acceptance, and it is a waste of time thus to blame it mostly on the others. 

Too many bad nurses, hospital workers, civil and public servants are depressed cause they think even they are underpaid.. rather they are mostly depressed cause they are robbing us citizens by not doing an honest day’s work. They can stop lying to me, for I have worked, supervised workers in Canada and know how to easily recognize the good and bad workers.. especially the lazy, no good liars, pretenders who while they are on the job dream of being elsewhere, and do not too too much good on the job that they are being paid for still too.. I still see too many of these bad  people daily.
  

Politicians first in line to cancer drugs: Report Toronto Sun -According to the Cancer Advocacy Coalition Canada, provincial politicians and top bureaucrats across Canada have better access to cancer drugs and treatment than their constituents.

Cancer patients await research payoff: report CBC.ca

Hamilton Spectator – Victoria Times Colonist – The Canadian Press – Canada NewsWire (press release)
 
and are they next merely also going to put another false spin on all of this too? and do see also 

 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/problem-civil-and-public-servants-are-depressed/

 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/

 http://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/maisson-herron/

http://picasaweb.google.com/anonconformer/Thenonconformer#

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

 

March 23, 2010

PM Harper’s better Conservative government hits another low point

 

 

Alberta ATCO unit got an  untendered Haiti project. New aid project in Haiti will be carried out by a company with ties to the Conservative Party after being awarded the multimillion-dollar contract without a public bidding process. Naturally a subsidiary of Calgary-based ATCO Ltd., which has three Conservative donors on its board of directors, was handed the $12-million contract to build temporary offices in Port-au-Prince for the Haitian government. The project was  announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  The immoral federal government opted to bypass procurement guidelines that usually require government contracts of more than $25,000 to be submitted to a public tendering process. It also chose not to post an advance contract award notice, which in cases where there is no tendering process normally gives rival businesses an opportunity to submit counter-proposals. And this is what the Conservatives meant when they said they would provide a visibly better, more responsible, uncorrupted  government now unlike all the others. Hard to see any difference.

 
“I thought that with a Tory government this kind of thing would NEVER happen again. Mr. Harper promised to bring transparency to government and that there would never be any more” short cuts” How very disappointing! The payoffs just keep coming for the fortunate ones. there is an unpleasant odor attached to this one.”
 Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/03/22/haiti-atco-subsidiary.html
 
It seems you cannot trust a Conservative MP
  

March 22, 2010

More Canadians on the Internet even abusing others too

 

Many experts say that  Canada needs the existing  laws enforced in reality by the Police to protect others from Internet Abusers.  Bad persons, firms, companies  they now need to  taken to Federal Courts. Police need to  monitor all the site content, and the related internet crime would quickly grind to a halt. Now we all already do know that even under the Conservative law and order supposedly government  CANADA NOW AGAIN IS STILL BECOMING A LEADER IS SCAMMING MANY AMERICANS WITH FALSE -MISLEADING  INTERNET ADDS, FALSE SERVICES AND AS USUAL THE POLICE IN CANADA, RCMP INLUDED  WILL CLAIM INCOMPETENCE TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES AND THEY WILL EVEN ASK FOR MORE MONEY AND PERSONNEL. JUST WHAT WE NEED MORE ABUSE BY THE POLICE IN CANADA  NOW AS WELL.  
 
Too many Bad persons, Internet companies also do exist, whose apparent “business model” is the exploitation of consumer trust and ignorance, are sneaking their spyware, virus systems into other’s machines for their own purposes. A German company Lavasoft  furthered the OptOut concept, creating the excellent and completely FREE “Ad-Aware” spyware detection and removal utility. And  if you don’t yet know about the free Ad-Aware spyware detection and removal utility be sure to check out Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware. Now with all the security software too you have a good excuse to buy  a faster computer with more memory.   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/the-average-illiterate-computer-users-are-taking-a-great-risk/
 
More Canadians on the Internet than watch TV each week, says Ipsos-Reid poll

MONTREAL – The Ipsos Reid polling company says that for the first time ever, Canadians are spending more time each week online than watching television.Monday’s finding comes from the Inter(at)ctive Reid Report, an Ipsos Reid study that tracks online Canadians usage of the Internet. The report finds that overall, Canadians are now spending more than 18 hours a week online, compared with 16.9 hours watching television.Internet usage is up from 14.9 hours last year. The number of hours watching television also rose in the last year, from 15.8 hours in 2009. And  younger Canadians generally spend more time online than those over 55. 

 Some industry watchers have noted that the cost of watching TV is rising as cable TV companies and satellite operators raise the monthly cost of service. As that happens more people are watching TV online for free. In breaking down its survey, Ipsos-Reid noted that males are spending significantly more time online than females – 20 hours compared with 16. In addition, 18-34 year olds are spending 20 hours a week online on average, compared with 18 hours for those over 35. ‘The data indicates that not only are people of all ages spending more and more time online, but it also points to a shift in how online Canadians are consuming media and where they are spending their free time.’Today, online Canadians are finding a myriad of entertainment options available to them within the walls of their homes. While some entertainment content has simply shifted from television to online, the Internet is also providing new content to Canadians.”   http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100322/national/consumer_tv_habits

It is only all common sense and was predicted to happen many years ago.. VALID good reasons that TV, radio, Newspapers now even have lost loads of advertisers to Google now as well, and Google  in the process has gotten bigger and rich too. 

 Quebecers least susceptible to cyber crime, Burlington, Ont., worst: study  In terms of the cities with the highest incidents of actual cyber crimes, Burlington and Victoria were followed by Langley, Port Coquitlam, Kelowna, Kitchener, Thunder Bay, Ont., Fredericton, Vancouver and Windsor, Ont.

Burlington had the worst rates of: computers infected by malware programs, attempted infections, and rates of computers being hijacked to send out spam. Burlington was second worst behind Victoria, B.C., in the fourth category: having a computer co-opted into a so-called botnet, a global network of computers that carries out attacks.

and many of my bad relatives seem to live in that Burlington area too..

Clearly now I got really tired of being lied to and abused by much too many professional bullies, perverts that I encounter too often in life now still,  so I next started to openly, personally expose them and to make them reap real personal negative consequences rightfully here too..  Here is another simple fact of undeniable truth of life.. All of us seem to spend a lot of time trying to find our personal happiness in life, and many seem to fail at it, so we then tend to try to blame our failure here next on being the fault of others..  The problem firstly now here often starts with one’s false definition of happiness. Happiness generally, firstly is doing a job well that you like to do and so  many people are unhappy cause they are also unrealistic, and lazy.  Most persons also next do not become deliberately despots or perverts in life from birth, it is a decision they generally do on their own make later in life.. Our self-worth, self esteem is a direct result of the good things you do , have done.. do the bad things and you will have a low self worth, poor self acceptance, and it is a waste of time thus to blame it mostly on the others.
 
(Isa 54:17 KJV)  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
 
There are still much too many persons with a big bad mouth even  in my own related families, who got so used to wagging  their big bad  tongues, telling their lies about others, that next  they had falsely started to think they can and will get away with it for ever.. and they are next shocked when they are rightfully not only rebuked, but fully exposed to all as to who they are really .. slanderers, liars and human rights abusers..

April 9, 2009

The average, Illiterate computer users are taking a great risk

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I am also still amazed as to how much maintenance time you have to give to one’s computer system, spyware, viruses, security system now as well. It seems we now  also  have to spend much more time on computer maintenance too then over when computers had first come out in the 1980’s too.. http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/viruses-trojan-agents/ Microsoft Antivirus is a new rogue anti-spyware program – a fake spyware remover, which uses trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, to enter the system. This parasite appears to have been made by Microsoft, which is completely untrue. Microsoft Antivirus uses disinformation to trick the user into purchasing it’s “licensed version”. Once inside and active, Microsoft Antivirus will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. While this may coincidentally be true, Microsoft Antivirus has neither the ability to detect nor remove any of the threats. To remove these fake threats, the user will be asked to purchase the parasite’s full version. Microsoft Antivirus is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file.  Microsoft Antivirus is Extremely dangerous http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-microsoft-antivirus
 

 

 
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Spybot has to be one of the all time favourites which many users still haven’t got around to installing. Spybot Search & Destroy is a free program which detects and removes spyware which is not covered by antivirus programs.  This includes many of the new rogue antivirus programs which install silently in the background  I too have  used Spybot for years. I usually combine its services with CCleaner, Glary Utilities   and Hijack  for a squeaky clean computer.
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RogueKiller is an anti-malware able to detect and remove generic malware and advanced threats like rootkits, rogues, worms. It also detects controversial programs (PUPs) as well as possible bad system modifications/corruptions (PUMs). For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10. 32/64 bits  A suitable free version is available as well  Detect unknown threats, and eliminate them.
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A  separate back up computer also   seems to be an essential  reality these days too.Not only have the software programs also  become too often more complicated, often not user friendly as well, they now take a massive hard disk space and seem to also require a computer system upgrade too, so one now basically needs plenty of time, even  a degree in computer science if you really want to use your computer for much more then just browsing the internet.  Thanks to this imperfect world, viruses, bad people, the continually need of a reliable computer  data back up software even due to  the short comings of Windows Back up and  restore is another serious problem now as well.  It is thus now a very well-known fact that most computers are  very susceptible to failures still,  hard drive crashes or virus attacks.  The average, Illiterate computer users are taking a great risk  these days in using a computer on the net...  see first http://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/windows-computers-backup/
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The  security engineers were cleaning up on   following a series of worm attacks  including at least two credited to a bored 17-year-old.  And the company would take legal action against the worms’ creators.  The worms exploits a common vulnerability in Web applications called cross-site scripting which allows someone to inject code into Web pages others are viewing. In this instance,  the  users who clicked on the name or image of anyone sending the worm messages would get infected and then send the message on to all that person’s followers. Anyone viewing an infected user’s profile would also get infected and pass the worm on. To avoid such Javascript-based attacks, you can turn off Javascript in your browser. Instructions for doing this are here.  As is frequently the case with XSS-based attacks, the worm was unable to prey on those using the NoScript add-on for the Firefox browser. “Media darling Twitter was hit with a series of worms this weekend, a scam that was the brainchild of a bored 17-year-old Brooklyn resident. The micro-blogging site fell prey to four worm attacks between 2 AM Saturday Pacific time and early Monday morning, according to Twitter. “We believe things are now under control; we’ll be continuing to monitor the Mikeyy situation,” the company said Monday via its @spam feed. Mikeyy is the Internet handle used by the worm’s creator.  PCMag.com received an e-mail from an individual identifying himself as Mikeyy – or Michael Mooney – a 17-year-old high school student from Brooklyn and creator of StalkDaily.com.”Yeah, I am the coder of the worm this weekend,” Mooney wrote. “The worm spread through multiple XSS exploits, which then reposted data with AJAX after getting their auth token. I did this … through infuriation with Twitter’s lack of security and popularity.  Mooney acknowledged that he hoped the stunt would result in a job, “but I doubt I’ll get any job offers,” he said.He has not been in contact with anyone from Twitter or law enforcement. Mooney is a “little bit” concerned about prosecution, but said he hopes he can “get out” of it since he did not cause any actual damage. Should we expect any more Twitter attacks from Mikeyy?”    ” In 2005, Samy Kamkar exploited a bug in MySpace to add as a “friend” anyone who viewed his account profile. He then copied a snippet of JavaScript to that user’s profile to continue the hack. Within 24 hours, he had accumulated over a million friends. MySpace sued, and in January 2007 Kamkar pleaded guilty to a single felony count. He was sentenced to three years probation and 90 days of community service. “
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But if you or a well-meaning helper has turned off JavaScript and you want to turn it back on (or if you’ve decided, for whatever reason, you really want to turn it off), you’ll find instructions below for doing so in the four most popular web browsers. http://www.tucows.com/article/1690 You can also use utilities such as NoScript open source Firefox extension, “The latest and greatest sites on the web–including this one–require JavaScript to be enabled in your web browser to give you the best experience. If you’ve got JavaScript turned off, read on for instructions on how to turn it back on (or, if you really want, the other way around) in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or Safari. Once little more than a novelty, JavaScript has become one of the main technologies driving innovation on the web. JavaScript (not to be confused with Java, a mostly unrelated technology) lets web designers make their sites more interactive, more visually appealing, and more useful. JavaScript isn’t all good–it enables pop-up ads, for example–but modern web browsers eliminate those nastier aspects, and browsing with  JavaScript turned off, in  excludes one from experiencing the best of what the web has to offer–including much of the functionality of this site–without offering much benefit.”
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“There’s no hope for you and no point in looking for security enhancements, while you keep using an unsafe wannabe web browser… Get a real browser first!  There’s a browser safer than Firefox… …it is Firefox, with NoScript! The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Flock, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java and Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank), and provides the most powerful Anti-XSS protection available in a browser.  NoScript’s unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality…  You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon (look at the picture), or using the contextual menu, for easier operation in popup statusbar-less windows. Staying safe has never been so easy! Firefox is really safer with NoScript!http://noscript.net/ PC World‘s Ten Steps Security features using NoScript as step #6. (cite bite)
PC World   »Security  Recommends   ” 10-Step Security
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If you have about an hour each month at least, you can batten down your machine’s hatches against Net threats new and old. Here’s how.Each new wave of computer viruses, spies, and spam may have you ready to dust off your typewriter, but PC security can be effective without being a chore. To keep your computing safe from current and future threats, we’ve distilled our security advice down to the basics. These ten quick and easy tips will help protect your hardware, software, and data.

1. Patch automatically: Ensure Windows is set to update itself. In XP, click Start, Control Panel, Security Settings (if you’re in Category view), Automatic Updates. In 2000, choose Start, Settings, Control Panel, Automatic Updates. In both versions, verify that ‘Automatic (recommended)’ is selected. You can also have Windows notify you before it downloads an update, or you can install the update manually. (The steps and options are only slightly different in Windows 98 and Me.)

2. Don’t wait for Windows: If your PC has been off for more than a few days, don’t wait for Windows’ automatic update to kick in. Make the Windows Update site your first Internet stop. Also, there may be a lag between when a patch is available and when Windows Update pushes it to you. Microsoft releases Windows patches on the second Tuesday of each month, so to be safe check for updates manually every couple of weeks. And don’t forget to set your antivirus and anti-spyware tools to update automatically (or check weekly for updates yourself).

3. Use XP’s security monitor: Windows XP Service Pack 2’s most welcome addition is the Windows Security Center, which alerts you when your PC’s firewall and antivirus protection are disabled or out of date. Still, XP’s own firewall protects you only from inbound pests; it doesn’t alert you to suspicious outbound traffic (see “Tweak Windows XP SP2 Security to Your Advantage” for more). We recommend that you disable the XP firewall and instead use Zone Labs’ (ZoneAlarm) or another third-party firewall program that protects both ways.

4. Make your file extensions visible: Some viruses masquerade as harmless file types by adding a bogus extension near the end of their name, as in “funnycartoon.jpg.exe,” in hopes your system is set to hide such extensions (the default in Windows XP and 2000)–you see ‘.jpg’ but not ‘.exe’. To make these troublemakers easier to spot, open Windows Explorer or any folder window and click Tools, Folder Options, View. Ensure that the option ‘Hide file extensions for known file types’ is unchecked.

Bonus Tip 1: To get the most complete picture of your Windows setup, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Bonus Tip 2: Click here to play Microsoft’s video guide to Windows XP security settings.

5. Keep Internet Explorer safe: Many people find IE 6’s Medium security level too obliging to ActiveX controls and other small programs, or scripts, that the browser runs on your PC. ActiveX and JavaScript enable such useful Web features as order forms and security scans, but they also may run malicious code and give attackers access to your system. To make IE safer, click Tools, Internet Options, Security, Custom Level, select High from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the Security Settings dialog box, and click Reset, Yes, OK.

Unfortunately, setting IE to the High security setting can lead to the browser’s unleashing a fusillade of warnings and permission pop-ups every time you visit a site. The solution is to add the sites that you access often to IE’s Trusted Sites list: Choose Tools, Internet Options, Security, click the Trusted Sites icon, and then click the Sites button. Enter the Web address, click Add, and repeat as necessary (see the Trusted Sites screen below). Be sure to uncheck Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone. When you’re finished, click OK twice.

6. Make Firefox more secure: The only way to block JavaScripts on a site-by-site basis in the Mozilla Foundation’s free Firefox browser is to download and install the NoScript add-in that was created by Giorgio Maone. NoScript places a warning bar at the bottom of all the Web pages you visit that use JavaScript. Click the bar to see options for allowing scripts on the site (permanently or temporarily), blocking scripts, and other operations (see the NoScript screen below). The program can also stifle Flash animations and other Firefox plug-ins, but keep in mind that going Flash-less means you’ll be missing out on some of the Web’s richest content (along with all of those great dancing ads). Although NoScript is freeware, the author does accept donations at www.noscript.net.

7. Handle e-mail links with care: If a virus infects your PC, chances are good it arrived piggybacked on e-mail. To reduce your risk of an e-mail-borne infection, don’t click links in suspicious messages (the text in the message may mask the actual Web address). Instead, enter the URL in your browser’s address bar manually, or go to the site’s home page and then navigate to the page in question.

8. Scan attachments for viruses: Run each of the e-mail attachments you receive through your antivirus software before you open them. Rather than double-clicking the attachment to open it instantly, save the file to a drive on your PC, open Windows Explorer, right-click the file, and choose the option to scan it for viruses. (Better yet, set your antivirus software to scan incoming and outgoing e-mail automatically.)

9. Close the preview pane: Some maleficent messages need only be opened in your e-mail program’s preview window to do their dirty work. That’s why we recommend that you close the preview pane in all of your inboxes. In Microsoft Outlook 2003, click View, Reading pane, Off. In Outlook Express 6, click View, Layout and verify that ‘Show Preview Pane’ is unchecked. In Mozilla Thunderbird, click View, Layout and confirm that ‘Message pane’ is unchecked (or press <F8> to toggle the preview pane on and off).

10. Read your mail in plain text: Since many e-mail pests rely on HTML code to achieve their nefarious goals, you can stop them in their tracks by viewing your messages as plain text. In Outlook 2003, click Tools, Options, Preferences, E-mail Options and check Read all standard mail in plain text. In Outlook Express 6, choose Tools, Options, Read and click Read all messages in plain text. In Mozilla Thunderbird, select View, Message Body As, Plain Text.

Security Tool Kit

A well-stocked PC security toolbox goes beyond the basics of firewall and antivirus software to include protection from phishers and snoops as well. Bolster your system’s defenses with these security utilities.

Firewall: ZoneAlarm, free (for individuals and not-for-profit charities), Zone Labs

Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus System, free (for noncommercial use), Grisoft

Anti-spyware: Spy Sweeper 4, $30, Webroot Software; see review in “Best Defenders”

Antiphishing: Anti-Fraud Toolbar, free (currently in beta), Cloudmark

Encryption: PGP Desktop 9, $199 or $70 annual subscription, PGP

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Wireless Safety

Encrypt your Wi-Fi network: When you install a wireless network, it’s tempting to keep the vendor’s default network name and leave the network unencrypted. But doing so is an open invitation to your neighbors and anyone else within range to help themselves to your Internet connection. Open your network’s configuration program to rename your network and apply Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption. And check the maker’s Web site regularly for driver and security updates.” http://www.pcworld.com/article/122500/10step_security.html

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Now the top 20 threats encountered by computer users in the recent time, four out of five of them were NOT Conficker.  It is still true that the makers of the Conficker, the worm virus  that has infected millions of PCs, it also downloads several new malicious files to the infected system  has begun now to do what all botnet owners hope to do — make loads of money — security researchers said today . And the PCs that are infected with the Trojan horse — are now also rented out to spammers. Conficker.e is downloading and installing fake security software. Often called “scareware” for its habit of trying to spook users with bogus infection warnings — then dumping them with endless pop-ups until they fork over up to $50 to buy the useless program — sadly such rogue antivirus software has become a huge business.. It makes no sense to protect yourself or your business from Conficker and forget the other threats.
  
As many users are aware there is an epidemic of fraudulent anti-malware products which are targeting all internet users.  . They are delivered through various website links, pop-ups, drive-by downloads, email links etc, and in many cases, once the fake program has started to scan your machine you are infected, then it is a battle to get rid of this scourge. The trend of rogue software sites is increasing all of the time, changing names every few days once users realise that they have been snared which reduces the chances of claiming refunds for those who have actually purchased these fake programs in the belief that they will help them.  Fake anti-malware software, marketed under hundreds of different names, scares users by giving false spyware alarms and then tries to deceive them into paying for removal of non-existing malware. The goal of these criminal software makers is to make people pay for the “full” version of their bogus anti-malware product and to collect financial information that can be used for phishing. The fake security product often installs malicious software to download itself or executes other unwanted actions. The user is shown fake messages such as, “Warning! Your computer is infected with spyware”, followed by a promise that the chargeable version of the tool will remove this non-existing threat. These tools are promoted using hundreds of different names, such as XP Antivirus 2008 and XP Antivirus 2009.  http://freepcsecurity.co.uk/2008/09/19/epidemic-of-fake-anti-malware-products-threaten-internet-users/
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This list contains known malicious sites that WILL download malware to your computer. http://freepcsecurity.co.uk/2009/01/16/list-of-known-malicious-sites/
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Rogue security software, also known as “scareware,” is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions

Downloading and installing any one of the following free tools will assist you in removing most rogue application. The individuals/companies who wrote and developed these free tools, are to be congratualted for giving back so freely to the Internet community.

Rogue Fix at Internet Inspiration

SmitFraudFix available for download at Geekstogo is a free tool that is continuously updated to assist victims of rogue security applications.

Bleeping Computer is a web site where help is available for many computer related problems, including the removal of rogue software.

Malwarebytes, a reliable anti-malware company has created a free application to help keep you safe and secure. RogueRemover will safely remove a number of rogue security applications.

To  any casual, or inexperienced Internet users, the  advice that is critical. 

To help protect yourself from rogue security software:

Install a firewall and keep it turned on.
Use automatic updating to keep your operating system and software up to date.
Install antivirus and antispyware software, such as Windows Live OneCare, and keep it updated. For links to other antivirus programs that work with Microsoft, see Microsoft Help and Support List of Antivirus Vendors.
If your antivirus software does not include antispyware software, you should install a separate antispyware program such as Windows Defender and keep it updated. (Windows Defender is available as a free download for Windows XP and is included in Windows Vista.)
Use caution when you click links in e-mail or on social networking Web sites.
Familiarize yourself with common phishing scams.

The freeware Windows Defender detects and removes spyware.  Windows Defender is software that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software by detecting and removing known spyware from your computer. Windows Defender features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it’s detected, minimizes interruptions, and helps you stay productive. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx

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How to tell if your PC has been infected by a Rogue Anti-Spyware such as Microsoft Antivirus?

Numerous undesirable and annoying pop-ups: A typical Rogue Anti-Spyware parasite keeps track of your internet browsing habits, sending your browsing history data to remote servers, owned by third party companies that use this information to advertise their products via numerous pop-ups, toolbars, hijacked homepages and spam letters. All these undesirable advertising methods are used on the victims of Rogue Anti-Spyware.
Changed or new icons: Sometimes, Rogue Anti-Spyware installs unwanted software to a victim’s PC without user’s knowledge and consent. This may lead to slower PC performance and stability, as well as more unwanted programs you can’t remove.

If you think you might have rogue security software on your computer:

Scan your computer. Use your antivirus software or do a free scan with Windows Live OneCare safety scanner. The safety scanner checks for and removes viruses, eliminates junk on your hard drive, and improves your PC’s performance. 

Additional precautions you can take to protect your computer system: http://billmullins.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/get-rid-of-ie-antivirus-four-removal-solutions/

When surfing the web – Stop. Think. Click

Don’t open unknown email attachments

Don’t run programs of unknown origin

Disable hidden filename extensions

Keep all applications (including your operating system) patched

Turn off your computer or disconnect from the network when not in use

Disable Java, JavaScript, and ActiveX if possible

Disable scripting features in email programs

Make regular backups of critical data

Make a boot disk in case your computer is damaged or compromised

Turn off file and printer sharing on the computer.

Install a personal firewall on the computer.

Install anti-virus/anti-spyware software and ensure it is configured to automatically update when you are connected to the Internet

Ensure the anti-virus software scans all e-mail attachments

How does rogue security software get on my computer?

Rogue security software designers create legitimate looking pop-up windows that advertise security update software. These windows might appear on your screen while you surf the Web.

The “updates” or “alerts” in the pop-up windows call for you to take some sort of action, such as clicking to install the software, accept recommended updates, or remove unwanted viruses or spyware. When you click, the rogue security software downloads to your computer.

Rogue security software might also appear in the list of search results when you are searching for trustworthy antispyware software, so it is important to protect your computer.

 
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The 35 Best Free software Applications – Tried, Tested and Reliable! There’s a wealth of tried and tested free software out in the wild blue of the Internet that will meet virtually every need you’re likely to have. Take a look at the following recommended free downloads that will help you communicate, improve your photos, have some fun, and manage and protect your system. All of the recommended applications have been well tested over the years for reliability and functionality, and all have developed a strong, loyal following. http://billmullins.wordpress.com/the-35-best-free-applications-tried-tested-and-reliable/
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Conficker Gets An UpdateE Canada Now –  Toronto (ECN) – BEWARE of a pop-up on your computer for Spyware Protect 2009, which is a fake antivirus program offered to supposedly remove the Conficker C worm.

Lately supposedly  the reason many even Vista personal computers seem to freeze up  is that some people have not updated all of their software, especially their Adobe software,  that Microsoft explorer also uses such as http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ http://get.adobe.com/reader/   http://get.adobe.com/air/

Do see also   Basic computer troubleshooting http://www.computerhope.com/basic.htm
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Tech-savvy users willing to put up with an at-times annoying interface, as well as a daily pop-up ad, might prefer the stronger malware detection rate in Avira AntiVir Personal, which took top billing in the free AV ratings. Microsoft’s New Free Antivirus Hits the Streets. MSE, now available for download, Microsoft Security Essentials is a rerun no one should watch.   The free Security Essentials can be downloaded for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 from the Microsoft Web site.
I was asked years ago by a computer user as to who would benefit from installing computer virus on the computer, and my reply was dome of the computer dealers, consultants themselves..
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One of the most common causes for a misbehaving PC is malware—viruses and other malicious apps that spy on you and slow down your computer. Unfortunately, no single app can find 100 percent of malware, so we recommend keeping at least these three cleaning programs in your toolkit.
Run Malwarebytes’ (http://bit.ly/BjJJ) and SuperAntiSpyware (http://bit.ly/23MxVo) first, and then Combofix (http://bit.ly/mJgzK) if the problem  persists.   MAXIMUMPC | OCT 2010 | www.maximumpc.com
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 Computer CARTOONS

February 22, 2009

Windows 7, Vista Computer operating systems

 

Vista has been giving me personally so many problems with it many updates, the adobe flash player compatibity problems, crashes with  multiple tabs in internet explorer problems,  window live mail problems that now even for the first time in decades I wanted to stop using the computer.
 
 To the dismay of Microsoft , who seems to like to make money on the back of others, buying or copying the great innovation, ideas of others too.. 70 percent of computer users are still using XP as their operating system..

There has been much discussion as to whether upgrading from windows XP is essential, profitable, profitable at least for Microsoft and software writers, every time one upgrades the operating system one seems to have to upgrade the related security and utilities, program software as well

I for one have tried to be up-to-date on each operating system even since the first one dos 1.1 and over the years there has been a significant improvement changes, all paid by the users, consumers of course.. Not all the operating systems have been now that great some have been renegaded already to the dinosaur area.. and Windows Vista has not been all that great otherwise there would not be a serious need for more changes, revisions, supposed improvements as in Windows 7. The latest operating systems tend to have as many problems, learning difficulties, consumer more computing power, increase the costs  next as they supposedly solve and is a basic reasons many stay with the XP operating system

It seems everyone is trying to make a big profit from the computer users, including computer manufacturers, computer, magazines  telecommunication companies, Internet services providers, even software sellers and pornographers,  hackers too. The clear one group seems not to care at all to do anything good here is the Government of Canada.. it let’s other people do it’s job of consumer protection in these areas now too.
 
 Do see also
 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/good-tips-on-keeping-your-pc-clean-and-pure-safe-working/
http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/dealing-effectively-with-computer-viruses/
http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/trouble-shooting-my-windows-computer/
http://mccainvrsobama.wordpress.com/2009/05/08/troubleshooting-computer/
http://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/windows-computers-backup/
 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/some-great-freeware-software/

http://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/computer-users-have-become-a-cash-cow-for-many/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/the-average-illiterate-computer-users-are-taking-a-great-risk/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/consumer-complaints-abuses-and-their-increase-was-so-predictable/
  
Windows 7 How to Buy Upgrade Offers Compare Features Downloads
 
Windows® 7 Official Site  Microsoft.com/Windows      Your PC, Simplified. Get to Know your Way Around. Take the Tour.
 
Buy Windows 7 MicrosoftStore.ca/Windows_7      Buy Windows 7 from Microsoft. Download Now with Backup Disc.
  
And I even  have no guarantees it will be any better with Windows 7 for Microsoft has a no money back policy of course.
 
SEE, GET, TRY FreeApps software Download, All Must-have Free Apps in One Click  http://www.freenew.net/
  

November 18, 2008

Deceptive, unacceptable, unfair Business trade practices ,unreliable Internet access

 
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The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T’s practice of slowing down the connection speeds of unlimited-data customers who tap excessive amounts of data is a failure to deliver on the promise of “unlimited.” As a result, the FTC on Tuesday filed a federal court complaint against AT&T, charging the wireless provider with misleading customers who signed up for an unlimited-data plan only to see their connection slowed in an industry process called “throttling. “AT&T promised its customers ‘unlimited’ data, and in many instances, it has failed to deliver on that promise,” . “The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited.”  http://www.cnet.com/news/ftc-sues-at-t-for-limiting-speeds-on-unlimited-data-customers/

DO SEE ALSO https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/27/basic-contract-law/
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More bad news for BCE.. The past False, misleading advertisements, bad management, Download cappings, have all lead to this. Shares of BCE tumbled $13.10, or 34 per cent, to $25.25, trimming 102 points from the S&P/TSX composite index, after accounting firm KPMG said it couldn’t certify the solvency of the company before the Dec. 11 deadline for the deal to close. A group of private equity investors led by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan agreed to pay $42.50 a share for BCE in the biggest leveraged buyout of all time. But the subsequent stock market crash, four quarters of declining profits, and a ballooning pension fund deficit have pushed the value of the company so low, it might not be able to service the mountain of debt that would replace shareholder equity after the buyout.
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=2d87f9bc-b646-4762-947d-514ef7fc32d0
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BCE says Teachers’ buyout ‘unlikely to proceed’ if solvency opinion not improved Wed Nov 26, 5:48 PM MONTREAL – Bell Canada’s roller coaster ride to privatization may finally crash under the weight of its prospective massive debt after an accounting firm raised serious doubt that the world’s largest leveraged corporate buyout could succeed. I am always amazed how they had wrongfully thought they could continue to abuse their own customers and next get away with it still too.. they had wrongfully failed to use profits to upgrade their old, obsolete phone lines, equipment too.. as a result lost many customers to the cable ISP too. They now really do not deserve any Business bail out by the taxpayers or the government.
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A recent report by KPMG, acting as valuation firm, found that the amount of debt involved in the privatization of BCE (BCE), the parent of Bell Canada, would essentially render the company insolvent. As a result, the parties have called off the deal.
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Dec 11, 2008 BCE’s shares have fallen by almost half since Teachers’ made its C$42.75-a-share bid. BCE dropped 59 cents, or 2.6 percent, to C$22.43 at 12:50 p.m. in Toronto.The stock fell 34 percent on Nov. 26 on concern that KPMG was unlikely to bless the deal because of the C$34 billion in bonds and loans needed to finance the purchase. The company hired PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in an unsuccessful effort to persuade KPMG to change its opinion.  .  BCE lost 72,000 home-phone lines last quarter as customers switched to wireless lines or to cable companies such as Rogers. BCE’s wireless unit, which makes up a quarter of sales, grew at less than half the rate of Rogers’s mobile unit. BCE must also realistically decide whether to invest in the much need fiber-optic lines for its home customers and whether it should provide Internet- based TV service to compete with the cable firms too http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=ayi6TCn22gaQ&refer=canada

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BCE takes low road as deal fails For all BCE’s protests, the world’s largest leverage buyout just failed because lawyers for the telecom company inserted a requirement in the deal that stated BCE needed to get a favourable solvency opinion. When KPMG, a reputable accounting firm, weighed in with a final opinion that BCE didn’t meet solvency standards, the deal died. OnceBCE agreed to a buyout, they muffed the job of closing the deal.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081211.WBstreetwise20081211113644/WBStory/WBstreetwise

 
“A lawsuit filed against Apple and AT&T on November 4, 2008 charging misrepresentation of the 3G speed of the iPhone on AT&T’s network, has also been amended with an additional charge. The new charge claims the iPhone develops hairline cracks in the housing. Filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, Avi Koschitzki claims in the amended charge that hairline cracks in the casing of the iPhone constitute unfair practices under the New York Deceptive Practices Act. Koschitzki said the cracks appear around the camera and near the volume button on the side of the iPhone.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/154018/apple_sued_for_hairline_cracks_in_the_iphone.html
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Now we all can know that driving a sports car on an empty road produces a different speed from that when driving on the same road during peak traffic hours.
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Now this Mis-advertisement of the actual speeds attained  also reflects the common  problem we tend to  have also in Canada with the false, misleading advertising, trade practices by Bell, Rogers, Videotron in regard to the speeds of their iphone and DSL, ADSL, cable internet services. These Communication, ISP firms amongst others are known to inflate, advertise substantially higher speeds than the consumer will actual get next get on the average, and the  next related internet congestion cause web connectivity problems, and also reductions of the downloads speeds too..
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Now what about having now the much need real consumer protections for the citizens of Canada here as well from the greedy, lying, no good corporations?
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“The initial lawsuit claims that Apple and AT&T misrepresented the speed of the iPhone on AT&T’s 3G network. The suit claims insufficient infrastructure of the network and the fact that so many phones have been sold that it can’t handle the volume of phones trying to use it. “Due to the overloaded 3G network, it is quite common for iPhone users to only be on the 3G network for a few minutes before being bumped to the slower EDGE network despite being in geographical areas allegedly rich with 3G network coverage,” reads the lawsuit.

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The lawsuit is seeking a jury trial where they are asking for statutory, compensatory and punitive damages.”

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72 percent of businesses say they would change ISP if their Internet connection became unreliable. The independent research carried out by Shape the Future Limited on behalf of Zen Internet, the award winning ISP, surveyed over a 1,000 Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) between September and October.
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An important decisive factor for SMEs is the level of support provided by ISPs: 85 percent stated that the level of support was the most important criteria when choosing an ISP while the highest number of respondents, 80 per cent, considers UK based support to be very important. Some ISP providers have been criticised for taking telephone support overseas and cutting staffing costs.

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Just over half of those asked, 55 per cent were happy with their current supplier and were unlikely to change, 45 percent are unhappy. and 68 per cent had not changed ISP in the last year but   13 per cent are considering changing ISP at present.

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When they do, it’s mainly when there are issues with reliability, quality of service, cost or for higher speeds. It was found that 72 per cent of SMEs said they would change provider because of unreliable connection, but note only 40 per cent would change to save money.

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98 per cent of SMEs consider reliable Internet access to be critical to the needs of their business. 71 per cent of SMEs thought it was important that their ISP was business orientated, as 80 per cent use the Web to locate suppliers and 76 per cent use it for purchasing activities.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/153974/small_businesses_to_isps_deliver_or_well_switch.html
Read my many other posts about Bell here now too..
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The federal, provincial governments, the CRTC, Conservatives, Liberals  unfairly maintaining  archaic, monopolistic telecommunication firms, that are often   bloated, cost ineffective, incompetent, over staffed, un-competitively managed as well is the main reasons consumer costs falsely keep on going up now.Bell has always had it’s spin doctors spin, lying..

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“But still “It’s getting hard to figure out the upside on the BCE  story   It’s very difficult to say what’s priced into the stock, but make sure you know the risks before you pile into BCE. There may be some hidden ones. And there might be some positive surprises too.  Before the announcement of this deal, the shares traded between $26 and $28. The stock is trading at about $25 now.  The cable companies are doing better…  Then there’s the competitive landscape. It’s ferocious out there, with well-funded cable, VoIP and new wireless entrants moving in with their elbows high.  There are three sources of potentially good news. The first is that BCE upgrades its land line network and makes inroads into television. That’s hard to bank on and, even if you do, it’s tough to figure out the upside. The second is the network-sharing agreement with Telus, which should yield strong returns. And finally, there’s “Belus.” Most of us find it hard to believe that the Competition Bureau would let a merger with Telus happen, or that it would let the merged entity cherry pick its divestitures…   If none of these scenarios moves you, though, you’re probably better investing in the cable companies. As illustrated in this space not long ago, they are walloping the telcos because they generally have better technology. Where broadband goes, in the words of research firm Sandford Bernstein, so voice and video follow. In Canada, Rogers has mobile and Shaw is poised to move in. They’re more expensive, true, but in the long term, they seem to have more promise.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081128.RVOX28/TPStory/Business

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Vigilance, continual Vigilance is need in all areas of life it seems cause otherwise our rights are abused, overlooked, falsely censored even. Such as the ISP, Internet service providers  obligations to their customers, contractual agreements, On top of that there is no question that many major Internet corporations profit have also  been built on the back of free labor, the free contributors. Which they tend to no longer appreciated and restrict falsely access to many of these sites now instead. Ever discover that while the main search engines will readily give you a list of sites, that you may next have difficulties accessing many of these sites next ands why is that? The access and the speed aren’t too bad but still only during  certain, limited  portions of day  or night.  Such internet  traffic management is really really unacceptable.
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 For if they were to invest in newer, better infrastructure to raise capacity, they would even get more customers. It’s much, much cheaper to throttle torrent traffic or do nothing than it is to expand the overused, obsolete infrastructure.  If even Microsoft, corporations, companies & governments are distributing more and more  content through the internet then all of the ISPs have to keep up to date and increase their capacity in response. Other countries are embracing this, and have brighter economic futures & control, profitability, consumer satisfactions  as well.
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Time for just more of our complaining, talking  over and over again is done, rather real actions is required now even by the governments to protect the consumers.
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I too have discovered often that while I personally do also have many blogs, internet sites, next my own accessibility to these sites is it seems unnecessary  restricted, difficult, and one of the main valid explanations as many of us already do know is the false periodic unacceptable capping, throttling, access restrictions,   by the ISP, internet Service Suppliers themselves. I too now do  have no sympathy for almost any of  ISPs. They firstly do still to often lie lie to get customers and next when they get them they cannot honor, keep their original promises, promised speeds and capacities  It’s one thing to gouge us all with continual increase rates but not to keep also same promised original service. No, no, no. ISPs are not only raising their rates but still also decreasing their services and the quality of it as well..

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ONE THING YOU CAN COUNT ON IN DEALING WITH BELL IS HOW THEY WILL DIVERT, MISLEAD THE TRUTH, AS TO WHAT THEY DO, WHO THEY ARE, HOW CAPABLE THEY ARE NOW TO SUPPLY YOUR SERVICES. I KNOW I HAVE DEALT WITH THEM FOR YEARS AND POSTED HUNDREDS OF EMAIL COMPLAINTS TO THEM, ON THE NET NOW TOO. BECAUSE BELL HAD THEY STATED THAT THEY ARE THE LARGEST, BIGGEST IN CANADA DOES NOT MEAN AT ALL THAT THEY ARE THE BEST, OR ADEQUATE EVEN. BELL AND IT’S EMPLOYEES, RESOURCES FOR CERTAINTY HAVE NOT BEEN PROPERLY MANAGED, BELL HAS NOT   SPENT THE MUCH NEED CAPITAL ON UPGRADES TO STAY COMPETITIVE IN THE COMPUTER WORLD TOO.  SO CLEARLY  THEY ARE ALWAYS SEEM TO BE LOOKING AT SCHEMES, ALTERNATIVES TO IMPROVE THEIR PROFITABILITY, AND THEY DO NOT ALWAYS WORK BEST FOR THEM TOO. I WOULD FIRST LOOK AT ALTERNATIVES BEFORE I WOULD LOOK TO DEALING WITH BELL.
 
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do see also
 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/unfair/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/bell-internet/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/why-many-businesses-fail/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/buyer-beware-beware/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/crtc-farcical-hearings-on-internet-speed-control/
http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/bell-bce-sympatico/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/05/01/is-your-isp-still-even-watching-you/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/16/the-war-against-bell/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/bell-throttles-internet-speeds/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/and/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/consumers-affairs/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/19/bell-lied/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/i-cannot-trust-you-for-you-lie-to-me-all-the-time/
 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/deceptive-unacceptable-unfair-business-trade-practices-unreliable-internet-access/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/27/basic-contract-law/
http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/this-next-was-so-predictable-even-by-me-too/
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