I just came back from Dallas early this morning. I parked my car (for the last time) at Avistar (they are changing their name to FastTrack Airport Parking). Avistar operates 2 off-site airport parking facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport. Both lots are on US Route 1 & 9 with one location at Haynes Ave. and the other at McClellan St. Long story short, they racked up over 20 miles of joy-riding in my car while they had it. This was evidenced by a completely screwed up driver’s seat and extra miles on the odometer.

Since I picked up the car up at around 1:00 AM, I didn’t bother walking back into the office. There is no manager on duty (just a handful of minimum wagers) at night. After repeated calls today, I finally spoke with the manager, Steve Martin. Not that it’s all too surprising, he denied any wrongdoing. He claims the vehicle was dropped off with 1777 miles on it, when I took note of it being at 1748 when I dropped that car off. He dismissed the seat change as it sometimes happens, however I doubt it ever happens to this extreme.

I asked to view the surveillance video for the time I was in the lot. Of course he said no. I told him my next call was to the Newark Police Department, and he said go right ahead. A very helpful women at Newark PD said that this is a civil matter. The next step, if I so choose to pursue this, is to subpoena the footage. I’m not so sure this is worth it because by the time the subpoena is issued, I would expect the footage to be destroyed. I think airing this out online is sufficient recourse. Don’t you?

A simple word of advice, DO NOT USE AVISTAR / FastTrack Airport Parking.

Today my wife read to me an excerpt from a thread at one of her favorite discussion sites regarding the socioeconomic makeup of non-vaccinators and breastfeeders. A study concluded that people who either breastfeed, didn’t vaccinate or a combination of both had a tendency to be well educated, high income earners. These findings set off a flaming thread debating the well educated/high income earning findings.

One argument in particular is that high income earners do not come in contact with individuals that have had complications resulting from not vaccinating. Look, here’s my take on it. It all comes down to the fact that generally speaking, most people are stupid, ignorant, poorly educated, or just plain dumb. The correlation between high income earning and higher education is that smarter people make more money (for the most part, perhaps with the glaring exception of the Spears family). The only exception that I find to the more education/more income argument is that if the individual has decided to become a professor and therefore has taken a vow of poverty.

All you have to do is look around you to see examples of how stupid our society is. Most people are searching the web for pictures of Britney Spear’s pudenda (it’s Latin, look it up) rather than for information regarding the perils of vaccination. MySpace and Facebook are far more exciting for the average web user than La Leche League’s homepage. Who is the individual who rises above the din and reads sites that actually matter? The well educated (and subsequently higher earner) is the surfer that reads sites that matter, and furthermore it is the well educated surfer that understands what they are reading. The general populous wouldn’t understand the information even if you were able to get them to read the sites in the first place.

It all comes down to the truth; something that most people are entirely unwilling to mention in public. Most people are stupid, and it’s the well educated (read: smarter) minority that rise above the crap in the media, and search for answers on their own. Oh, and that’s another point. Finding these answers require some level of effort. A willingness to put in extra effort to accomplish something is often a prerequisite to being a high earner. Remember, psychology is the study of the obvious and sociology is the study of the painfully obvious. The answers are right in front of you if you are willing to look for them.

UPDATE:
I had another idea. Top wage earners tend to afford themselves better health care. Better health care comes from better educated doctors. Low wage earners are often relegated to clinic level care, and at that level, they shoot everyone, and as fast possible because they have no way of knowing if the child will ever come back for the balance of their shots. Again, just the truth.

Is this guy really that popular? Are kids like Crying Girl voting for this freak? While I am an avid watcher of Idol, and have been so for years, Im at a lost. This can not be the sole doing of Dave at VFTW, or Indian call-centers. I think that people really do like him. Come on America, wake up and kill this fuzzy haired anoma ly once and for all. Because rest assured, if this guy does win, that will be the end of Idol. Whether we like it or not.

Thanks.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

okay. what’s ^ in new york?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

er, i think that’s where you’re from…

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

ever listen to Black Eyed Peas?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

actually Jersey

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

the biggest is the republican convention nxt wk

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

ah

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

bloggers are buzzing about the RNC

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

NS

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

i saw pics of naked protestors

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

heh

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

gotta love naked protest

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

lol

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

do you read gothamist?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

so long as they’re not fugly

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

best.blog.ever.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

lol, true..

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

that;s quite a stmt

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

link?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

www.gothamist.com

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

it’s all about new york

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

but so well written

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

you do know i used to work a 1/2 block from the garden

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i would have taken nxt wk off

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i wouldn’t be suprised if the oiffice is closed

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

oh, omg i lived 2 blocks from the garden!!

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

wierd

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i worked on 32 btw 6 and 7

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

ah

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

“This is New York. Of course, we had seven naked people on Eighth Ave. What’s the question?”

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

well it’s more than 2 blocks… 33rd and ave of americas

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

hehehehe

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

did you see the fugly pedrestrian bridge they built for the rnc

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

there’s residential adjacent to herald sqr?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

it’s an eyesore

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i see

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yep

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

what st is that?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

above stores…

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

know what I mean?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

yes

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yeah.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

it was a crappy place actually

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/27/politics/campaign/27protest.html?ex=1251345600&en=43f41670382a6a35&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

even w./ that pic i still can;t firgure the st

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

duh

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

says 8th

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

oh, and btw

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

bush can’t stop aids

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

3rd world developing nations with more than 50% of their population infected need to stop aids

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yes!

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

i agree

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

and aids infected ppl need to stop f*cking

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

(excuse the blunt language)

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

and ya know what? i don;t the usa should do a damn thing about problems in any other nation besides our own

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

that’s so true

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

we have poor ppl here…

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

sick ppl

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

mental ppl

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

everything everyone else has

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i’m sorry, but it;s USA 1st, the world 2nd

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yeah

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

are you a dem or rep?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

here;s something that needs to happen _before_ any group gets help, their needs to be an economic insentive to helping them

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

true…

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

what economix incentive does a corporation have to help tjhe poor? none.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

then again,. some countries have nothign to give

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

and in case you haven’t taken a business class, but the number 1 objective of any employee is to increase shareholder equity

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

and you don;t increase share holder equity by giving shit away for free

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

true.

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

and until such time as there is a return on investment for helping the disadvantaged, it’ll have to accomplished by the fed, and that is as good as nill.

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i’ll give you a great exampole

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

are you a big economics guy?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

ever look at your phone bill?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

you really seem to know your stuff.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

umm… kinda. i don’t pay for it so…

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

there’s something called a Universal Service Fee

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

okay, i’ve seen it

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

that;s was a tax imposed by the fed to help pay for telecommunications for poor and remote regions of the country

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

oohh….

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

so some poor ppl don’t pay to have a phone?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

why you ask? because there is no economic incentive for telecom providers to do it themselves, and therefore the fed had to step in

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

it’s more has to do w/ infrastructure

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

oh i see

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

the fed gives that money back to the telecoms to aid in the build-out of infrastructure that they otherwise would not have implemented because it doesn;t make economic sense. the ROI would be negative, and that is a no-no

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

right

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

they won’t sacrifice anything

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

yeah, sure, there’s _some_ economic incentive to finding an HIV vacine, someone gets to sell it

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

why would/should they?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

but the research, i think would cost oodles more than the money they’ll make of the meds

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

your absolutely right, and that is why it’s taking the time that it is

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

the fed doesn;t have the $, and therefore hiv research is beholdent upon private donations and some pharama $

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

pharma

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yes…

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i should blog this conversation verbatim

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

heheh

I think it is presumptious at best that a software title would put their icon on your desktop without asking. Further, I even have a problem when it is the default when the choice is actually given to you.

We ordered J a My Twinn baby on Septmeber 6, 2003. I would ceratinly think that they would have enough time to deliver it by the holidays. So, no doll by Thanksgiving. I call. I am informed that the company no longer makes their dolls in Denver, but in China. Um, ok. J’s doll was shipped regular mail on November 19, 2003 from China, and should take 6-10 business days to arrive. Ok, now, I’m no authority on the postal service, but it can take 6 days for an envelope to get to the other side of town. I’m not believing the very apologetic lady on the other end of the phone, but I am assuming that it will arrive by mid December. Second week in December arrives, no doll. I call and sit on hold, no one ever answers. I tell David that at this point, I am sure that we will never see the doll and I need to call the credit card company. I am also sure that the company is done. This morning I go to the site and read their heartfelt letter.

So, yes, it appears they are done. It also appears that they are liars. In a news release they state that all orders received by December 7th will be received by the holidays. Yeah, right, our September 6 order has yet to arrive. They blame their downfall on September 11th. This is the 3rd holiday season since then. They moved their facilities overseas. But, the problem is September 11th?

I want my kids fucking doll.

Next time you write a worm, perhaps you may want to ommit the address of the website you run from your bedroom from the code! Jeffrey Lee Parson must have been absent the day they taught that. His variant of Blaster, Blaster.B phoned home, literally. This led investigators to his front door. I hope that the courts throw the books at this idiotic moron ($250,000 fine and 10 years in a 6 X 9). Also, based on this looser’s pic, it appears as if his only other way of gaining noteriety, would have been a donut eating contest.