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1  General Discussions / Off Topic Discussions / Re: A Inception associated with Reggae Music and songs on: September 06, 2011, 02:21:23 pm
I've always loved Reggae music. Growing up in South Florida, it was everywhere and had a huge influence on me. As a long time Bob Marley fan, who's listened to even his most obscure early work, I've never heard of the songs you mentioned...

No Lovely women, No Cry [possibly : No Woman, No Cry]
Zoysia grass Soldier [possibly : Buffalo Soldier ]
Payoff Song [possibly : Redemption Song ]

Appears that your post is just some spam-bot "spun content". Too bad because Reggae is a beautiful thing and to have it polluted by spammers is a crying shame.
2  Consumer Complaints / Consumer News, Warnings and Product Recalls / Dorel Juvenile Group Recalls Child Restraint Systems on: September 06, 2011, 02:09:47 pm
Report Date :    September 6, 2011 at 03:05 PM
Manufacturer: DOREL JUVENILE GROUP    
Component: CHILD SEAT: HARNESS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 794,247

DOREL JUVENILE GROUP (DJG) IS RECALLING CERTAIN INFANT, CONVERTIBLE, AND BOOSTER CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WHICH WERE SOLD BOTH AS STAND ALONE SEATS OR PART OF A TRAVEL SYSTEM (WITH A STROLLER). THE HARNESS LOCKING AND RELEASE BUTTON DOES NOT ALWAYS RETURN TO ITS LOCKED POSITION. A BUTTON THAT IS NOT IN THE LOCKED POSITION CAN ALLOW THE HARNESS ADJUSTMENT STRAP TO SLIP BACK THROUGH THE ADJUSTER AS A CHILD MOVES AROUND IN THE SEAT AND RESULTS IN A LOOSE HARNESS. CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL ARE CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS ALPHA OMEGA, ALPHA OMEGA ELITE, ENSPIRA, PRIORI, PROSPECT, AND VANTAGE; INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS MICO AND ONBOARD. AFFECTED UNITS BEGIN WITH MODEL NUMBERS 22077, 22078, 22148, 22149, 22150, 22152, 22154, 22155, 22158, 22159, 22172, 22177, 22178, 22185, 22188, 22195, 22356, 22371, 22372, 22412, 22439, 22452, 22453, 22456, 22458, 22459, 22462, 22465, 22469, 22476, 22486, 22546, 22547, 22553, 22554, 22561, 22564, 22567, 22574, 22580, 22657, 22740, 22741, 22755, 22758, 22759, 22790, 22799, 22880, 22560, 22346, 17439, 22449, 22475, AND IC072, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 1, 2008, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2009.

For complete information, including model numbers, please visit NHTSA's Safecar.gov
3  Consumer Complaints / Consumer News, Warnings and Product Recalls / Quaker Oats Recalls Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel Snacks on: September 06, 2011, 02:04:52 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 2, 2011 - Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo, has issued a voluntary recall of 8-count Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars due to an undeclared milk allergen that is not noted on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected product is limited to Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars with the UPC bar code ending in 31108 and best before dates: Oct 29 11 RB, Oct 30 11 MM, Oct 30 11 RB, Nov 22 11 RB, Nov 23 11 RB, Nov 24 11 RB, Nov 27 11 RB, Dec 22 11 RB, Dec 22 11 MM, Dec 23 11 RB, Dec 23 11 MM, Dec 24 11 RB, Dec 24 11 MM stamped on the side of the package. Consumers with a milk allergy who have this product in their possession should return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.

No other Quaker Chewy Smashbars, Quaker Chewy granola bars or Quaker products including the 40-count Quaker Chewy Smashbar variety pack sold at club stores are involved in this recall.


For more information, visit the FDA site : http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm270755.htm
4  Consumer Complaints / Spam and Phishing Complaints / 69.147.248.125 UbiquityServers Spammer Bot (purehcg.org) on: September 06, 2011, 01:59:32 pm
Spammer Bot Type : Forum Spammer Bot
Spammer Email :    RevitadermReviews@purehcg.org
Spammer IP : 69.147.248.125
Spammer Location : United Stated
ISP : NOBISTECH.NET  (UBIQUITYSERVERS.COM)
Domain(s) : purehcg.org

Comment : Yet another spammer bot coming out of NOBISTECH.NET/ UBIQUITYSERVERS.COM ip range.

5  Consumer Complaints / Spam and Phishing Complaints / 216.24.195.106 Spammer Bot [joetrippi.com, abejasbuzz.com] on: September 05, 2011, 09:24:37 pm
Spammer Bot Type : Blog Comment, Forum Spammer
Spammer Email : meseaffibia@gmail.com
Spammer IP : 216.24.195.106
Spammer Location : Nashville, Tennessee (United Stated)
ISP : Psychz Networks
Domain(s) : abejasbuzz.com, joetrippi.com, iphone0day.com, rihanna-music.de, rearvisionsystems.com.au

Stop Forum Spam Log : http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/216.24.195.106
Activity Level : Medium

Comment : Looks like this spammer is providing SEO or backlink services to a number of clients. It's a shame this spammer is going to destroy the clients reputations by spamming their links.

6  Consumer Complaints / Spam and Phishing Complaints / 46.251.227.56 Spammer Bot [skrudxa@yahoo.com] on: September 05, 2011, 08:34:17 pm
Spammer Email : skrudxa@yahoo.com
Spammer IP : 46.251.227.56
Spammer Location : Noord-Holland, Netherlands
ISP :    Marcel Edler Trading As Optimate-Server
Domain : n/a

Stop Forum Spam Log : http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/46.251.227.56
Activity Level : High

IP Whois :

Registrant:
inetnum:        46.251.227.0 - 46.251.227.255
netname:        Bergdorf-network
descr:          Bergdorf Group Ltd.
country:        NL
admin-c:        AJ2256-RIPE
tech-c:         AJ2256-RIPE
status:         ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by:         MNT-WHITE
mnt-lower:      MNT-WHITE
mnt-routes:     MNT-WHITE
source:         RIPE # Filtered

person:         Agnes Jouaneau
address:        A Little Denmark Complex, 147 Main Street, PO Box 4473
address:        Road Town, Torola, VG1110
address:        British Virgin Islands
phone:          +44 20 81333030
fax-no:         +44 20 81333030
abuse-mailbox:  abuse@bergdorf-group.com
nic-hdl:        AJ2256-RIPE
mnt-by:         aint-mnt
source:         RIPE # Filtered
7  Consumer Complaints / Spam and Phishing Complaints / 174.142.225.231 Spammer Bot [netcosolutions.com] on: September 05, 2011, 08:28:03 pm
Spammer Email : blogy@cumbeeclan.com
Spammer IP : 174.142.225.231
Spammer Location : Montreal, Canada
ISP : Jack Cator
Domain : netcosolutions.com

Stop Forum Spam Log : http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/174.142.225.231
Activity Level : High

Whois :

Registrant:
Jack Cator
BCM Netco Solutions
London, WC1N3XX
United Kingdom

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: NETCOSOLUTIONS.COM
Created on: 03-Jul-07
Expires on: 03-Jul-13
Last Updated on: 04-Jul-10

Administrative Contact:
Cator, Jack jack@netcosolutions.com
BCM Netco Solutions
London, WC1N3XX
United Kingdom
07766503245

Technical Contact:
Cator, Jack jack@netcosolutions.com
BCM Netco Solutions
London, WC1N3XX
United Kingdom
07766503245
8  Consumer Complaints / Scams, Scammers and Fraudsters / Re: Homeowners Warned to Beware of Contractor Scams After Hurricane Irene on: September 05, 2011, 10:07:00 am
Excellent information Noblitz.

Here's another tip if you're searching for an official state or county site to perform a license verification search...

If you're searching Google, use the following query :

Code:
+"state or county name" contractor license lookup inurl:.gov

for example :

Code:
+arizona state "contractor license" search inurl:.gov

Use quotes around the state name if the state you're searching for has two words in the name, ie: New Jersey

Code:
+"new jersey" state "contractor license" search inurl:.gov

You'll always want to include the "inurl:.gov" modifier as this will return search results from ONLY government sites which have the  .gov domain extension. All .gov sites are official government sites.

Hope this helps.
9  Consumer Complaints / Consumer News, Warnings and Product Recalls / 5 Tips for Protecting Yourself as a Consumer on: September 04, 2011, 02:47:59 pm
5 Tips for Protecting Yourself as a Consumer

Don't Become a Victim

#1 : Do Your Due Diligence
As a consumer, one of the most important things you can do is research new and untrusted companies before you begin business with them. This is especially true of internet based companies and absolutely critical before making any type of investment. More often than not, a simple Google search can save you a lot of future headaches and heartaches.

#2 : Monitor Your Credit Report and Banking Statements on a Regular Basis
With identity theft on the rise, these days, it's more important than ever to watch your personal information more closely than ever. You don't have to use a third party monitoring agency such as Lifelock because all of the resources necessary are availabe to consumers for free if you know where to look and are proactive.

#3 : Make Yourself Aware of Consumer Laws and Rgulation
While you don't have to become an expert, it's important to at least glance and read the FTC's studies about consumer fraud to help protect yourself. As stated on their site, "education is the best defense"

#4 : If It Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is
While this seems like such an old adage, in today's world, the saying is more true than ever. If you really believe you're going to get that $700 iPad you want for $49.95 or get something for nothing, just remember what P.T Barnum said. "A sucker is born every minute" and that's the motto con-men and scammers rely on to fleece people of their hard earned cash

#5 : Keep All Documentation of Transactions as Evidence
As an educated consumer, it's imperative to keep receipts, records and anything else that might pertain to significant transactions to protect yourself against fraud. Don't be the chump who throws away receipts when all it costs you to keep them is a shoebox. Should you find yourself in a sticky situation with the burden of proof resting on your shoulders, it can only help to have accurate documentation. Legitimate businesses will be more than happy to offer you receipts or documentation when doing business with them.
10  General Discussions / Off Topic Discussions / GripeVines.com Privacy Policy on: September 03, 2011, 06:40:57 pm
Privacy Policy for GripeVines.com

The privacy of our visitors to GripeVines.com is important to us.

At GripeVines.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit GripeVines.com, and how we safeguard your information.  We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on GripeVines.com.com to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

AdSense Privacy Policy Provided by GripeVines.com
11  Consumer Complaints / Consumer News, Warnings and Product Recalls / ITR USA SHANDONG YONGTAI Recalls Defective Tires on: August 08, 2011, 09:00:49 am
Mon, 08 Aug 2011

ITR USA IS RECALLING CERTAIN SHANDONG YONGTAI NEGOTIATOR COMMERCIAL H/T TIRES, SIZES LT265/75R16 AND LT235/85R16, PRODUCED FROM APRIL 2009 THROUGH MAY 2011. SOME OF THE SUBJECT TIRES EXPERIENCE BLISTERING OR BUBBLES ON THE TIRE'S SIDEWALL. THESE TIRES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES.

Manufacturer: ITR USA, INC. (DBA ITA)

Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:    
SHANDONG YONGTAI / NEGOTIATOR COMMERCIAL H/T / LT235/85R16
SHANDONG YONGTAI / NEGOTIATOR COMMERCIAL H/T / LT265/75R16        

Production Dates:
MAY 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2011
APR 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2011



Solution:
ITR USA IS IN THE PROCESS OF DETERMINING THE REMEDY PLAN FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ITR USA AT 1-818-715-7080.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
12  Consumer Complaints / Consumer News, Warnings and Product Recalls / Transpecos Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Jalapeno Bites on: August 08, 2011, 08:55:55 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 5, 2011 - Transpecos Foods, LP of Pecos, Texas is recalling the following items because they may contain undeclared Soy allergens:

People who have an allergy or sensitivity to Soy allergens run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these products.

    * Hill Country Fare Cream Cheese Jalapeno Bites, Net WT 5.5oz, 156g, UPC 4122081881, Sold Prior to 8/5/11, packaged in a carton that was distributed in Texas.
    * Hill Country Fare Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Bites, Net WT 5.5oz, 156g, UPC 4122084088, Sold Prior to 8/5/11, packaged in a carton that was distributed in Texas.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through an in-depth label review that product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of Soy allergens.

Concerned consumers that may have purchased any of the above listed products are encouraged to return the product to the place where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Transpecos Foods, LP at 1-432-447-2828, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 to 4:00PM Central Standard Time.


For more information, visit the FDA site : http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm266991.htm
13  Consumer Complaints / Consumer News, Warnings and Product Recalls / Rascal Scooter Maker Fined for Violating Do Not Call List on: April 24, 2011, 01:28:59 pm


Quote
The maker of a popular scooter used by seniors and the disabled has agreed to pay a $100,000 penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally called millions of consumers whose numbers were listed on the national Do Not Call Registry.

Electric Mobility Corporation, manufacturer of the Rascal Scooter, unlawfully used phone numbers collected from sweepstakes entry forms to call consumers despite their desire not to be contacted by telemarketers, the FTC said.

The FTC's complaint accuses Electric Mobility Corp. and its owner Michael Flowers of making more than three million illegal sales calls, beginning in 2003, to consumers on the Do Not Call Registry -- all of whom had had entered the company's "Win a Free Rascal" sweepstakes.

Electric Mobility regularly encourages consumers to enter its sweepstakes through direct mail, newspapers and TV advertisements, which is how it managed to obtain millions of phone numbers, many of them on the registry.

Full article here : Rascal Scooter Maker Fined $100,000 for Violating 'Do Not Call' Rule
14  Consumer Complaints / Consumer News, Warnings and Product Recalls / Nestle Recalls Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs on: March 15, 2011, 05:10:57 pm
(SOLON, Ohio) – March 14, 2011 – Nestlé Prepared Foods Company today announced the voluntary recall of one hour code of LEAN CUISINE® Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs, UPC 13800-10390. The production code is 0298595519 P.

The voluntary recall is limited to this one hour of production, which was distributed to multiple states. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of LEAN CUISINE products are affected by this recall.  The reason for the recall is that the product may contain pieces of red plastic. Nestlé is taking this action after a few consumers reported they had found red plastic in the meatball portion of the entrée. No injuries were reported by any of these consumers. Thus far, the plastic complaints appear to be confined to a very short period of production.  However, out of an abundance of caution, Nestlé is recalling the entire hour code of that product marked 0298595519 P.

The entrée being recalled was produced during late October, 2010 and due to its popularity, Nestlé believes very little remains in retail distribution.  For this reason, Nestlé is reaching out to consumers to ask that they examine their freezer inventory for specific packages of LEAN CUISINE® Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs, UPC 13800-10390, which would carry the production code 0298595519 P.  To locate the production code, consumers should look for the gray “proof of purchase” panel, located on the right end flap of the package, below the ingredient statement.


For more information, visit Nestle's Website :
http://www.nestleusa.com/PubNews/PressReleaseLibraryDetails.aspx?id=AAFF5D0B-F874-4DC4-B7C0-C6B9B1BBDA51
15  Consumer Complaints / Consumer News, Warnings and Product Recalls / Zweigle's Inc Recalls Bologna Products Contaminated with Staphylococcus on: March 11, 2011, 11:33:06 am
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 - Zweigle's Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,997 pounds of bologna products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]

    * Cases containing two 10-pound packages of "PRICE CHOPPER German Brand Bologna Made With Pork & Chicken."


Each 10-pound package bears establishment number "EST. 5333" within the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on Jan. 5, 2011, and packaged on Jan. 7, 2011. Each package also bears a white sticker including the package code "007" and a use-by date "03/08/11." The products were shipped to a distribution center in New York. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' website at www.fsis.usda.gov/
FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.


For more information visit the FSIS site :

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_018_2011_Release/index.asp
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