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Open Letter to Steve Jobs Regarding My Toxic Mac

Macintosh g5 leaks toxic fluid kills pets children

I emailed the following letter to Steve Jobs (the real one) a few days ago and received not so much as a reply. I sent the email twice from two different addresses. I now post it opening in the hopes that someone will help me out.

Dear Steve Jobs,

I have been a long time Apple fan. I remember when my mother showed me a wall street journal article in the early 1980′s with a sketch of the upcoming Lisa. It said that Lisa would be a quantum leap in computing. A few years later I got my own Mac, A Macintosh SE, which I still use to this day! (I use it for sound effects on my podcast because I like the old talking moose sound).

Today I own several Macs and use them all the time. In the past four years I have bought as many macs. I got a G4 in 2003, which I still use as my web server and file server. I’ve bought two laptops- a g4 ibook and a macbook pro, both of which I was and have been pleased with. However, I also purchased a Powermac G5 dual 2.5 Ghz in 2005, which is the (long awaited) reason for my writing this letter.

A few weeks ago I was using the G5 to watch a movie with my dog on my lap. Suddenly, I heard what sounded like fireworks- ‘POP POP POP’ and saw bright flashes of light through the grating in the g5′s case. IT scared me and even my dog ran away and hid, the noise was so loud. Then I smelled a noxious chemical smell and very carefully unplugged the machine, relieved to find it had not set anything nearby on fire.

So I took the Mac to the North Michigan Avenue genius bar, whom I have always received stellar service from. THey told me the problem was the power supply and since I don’t have apple care I’d have to pay $250.00 to fix it. Fair enough, I thought, and agreed to pay for the repair.

Yesterday, however they called me again , only this time with bad news: The cooling system of the processors had leaked fluid onto the CPU, logic board, and power supply and that is what caused the fireworks, smell and breakdown of the computer. The Genius people told me it would cost $2200.00 to fix.

The repair case # is R12260998 and the serial number is RM5105KGQPP.

For a number of reasons, I don’t feel that I should have to pay for this repair:
1) I am a long term and very loyal customer. I have purchased a computer at least every year, and many many iPods and accessories. If you check under my apple id, [email protected], you will find evidence of this.

2) While I did not purchase AppleCare on this Machine, I have on every other machine I have ever purchased from Apple, including the current applecare on my macbook pro, which I have only used once, to repair a burnt up power brick.

3) As a leader in the Gay/Lesbian podcaster community, I have recommended many many podcasters to quit their PC’s and join the Apple world, where life is easier for creative folk as well as those with a sense of style. I run a web site called qpodder which is the primary directory and community for GLBT podcasts.

4) MOST IMPORTANTLY, however, the cooling system failure is a design defect and is not simply a random part failure, such as a broken power supply or CPU, for example. I have done much research regarding this problem and have found many cases of the exact same problem occurring on macs with the liquid cooling system.

5) This design defect was, in fact, potentially very dangerous. I have read teh MSDS for the cooling liquid which leaked onto the chassis and my living room floor. It contains the same sweet tasting radiator type fluid which often kills dogs when it leaks from car radiators. So, my dog could have been killed by this toxic, and who knows what damage may have come from breathing those toxic-smelling fumes.

I feel it is an act of extreme Chutzpah for apple to ask ME to pay $2200.00 for the ‘privilege’ of having Apple allow me to bring a dangerous machine into my living room and having it almost kill my dog.

The least Apple can do is pay for the repair. I don’t think it’s too much to ask. Apple should have at least warned people that this machine could be hazardous to humans and pets. I would have at least kept it off the floor!

Please let me know if you can help me out!

Kind Regards,

Richard Bluestein
[email protected]
phone 773.XXX.XXXX

Important Information

qPodder, Insanefilms, Americunt, Yeast2, and ETHS are all *DOWN* because Dreamhost sucks ass. They say on their dreamhoststatus.com web site that the problems will likely not get fixed until MONDAY NIGHT! I guess you get what you pay for.

You can still get to insanefilms by going to the feed directly http://feeds.feedburner.com/insanefilms. Same goes for yeast2, americunt and eths.

Insanefilms and yeast2 can be reached at podshow where the media is located. So you can go to madgeweinstein.podshow.com or insanefilms.podshow.com.

qPodder is kind of stuck because of dreamhost sucking a lot and BECAUSE OF CHERYL ‘WHOREHOLE’ MERKOWSKI WHO RECCOMENDED THE PIECE OF SHIT!

Homeland Security To Build Detention Camps In The United States

from Business Wire via gnn:

Not only are these “detention centers” (a friendly euphemism for prison camp or concentration camp) being set up for detaining (imprisoning) immigrants, but plans are also in the works to use these camps “in the event of an immigration emergency, as well as the development of a plan to react to a national emergency, such as a natural disaster.”

The official story is that in such a scenario, they would be used to house law enforcement and relief support personnel. What else might these camps be used for?
[Posted By ShiftShapers]

But don’t worry, folks. You just keep worrying about Angelina and Brad. Idiots.

A Motion For Centure by John Conyers

by JOHN CONYERS JR.

[posted online in The Nation on December 22, 2005]

On December 20, 2005, I issued a 273-page report outlining the Bush Administration’s panoply of misconduct associated in the run-up to and since the Iraq War.

In brief, I have found that there is substantial evidence the President, the Vice President and other high-ranking members of the Bush Administration misled Congress and the American people regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq; misstated and manipulated intelligence information regarding the justification for such war; countenanced torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in Iraq; and permitted inappropriate retaliation against critics of their Administration.

As further detailed in the report, there is at least a prima facie case that these actions by the President, Vice President and other members of the Bush Administration violate a number of federal laws, including:
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Terminator a Disgrace Even to the Home of Adolph Hitler!

The Arnold Schwarzenegger Football Stadium in Austria’s second-largest city Graz is to be renamed as a sign of displeasure with the city’s most famous son.

A majority of members on Graz City Council voted to rename the stadium after the Austrian-born governor of California approved the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams, according to newspaper Kleine Zeitung.

The Terminator-turned-governor was born six kilometres outside Graz in the community of Thal.

“It’s getting on our nerves that we’re again and again being criticised for Schwarzenegger’s actions in California,” said SP Vice Mayor Welter Ferk.

article - thanks, Floor Encer!

Darkness Decending (via Habibi)

PITTSBURGH — Online erotic stories host Red Rose Stories announced on its site Friday that the FBI had forced it to shut down.

According to a posting on the site’s main page, Red Rose Stories is facing obscenity charges for posting stories that allegedly involved bestiality, water sports, scat, bondage and domination, S&M, slavery, threesomes, orgies and sex with children.

According to Rosie, who runs the site, such topics have opened the door to her prosecution.

“Trust me on this. I found out the hard way. I never thought I’d be in trouble for the written word,” Rosie told XBiz via email. “I had no pictures of a sexual nature on my site, adult or otherwise. [It seems] the only legal sex stories are those that involve a man and a woman consenting to missionary position sex in a dark room.”

Rosie said officials came to her house when she was not home and seized a number of items.

The men in black took all of my computer equipment and many of my diskettes, and have access to all my files and site information,” she wrote. “I am sorry to inform all interested parties that Red Rose Stories is a dead site.”

Rosie said that chat services on the site, as well as some parts to its forum, would remain open, and suggested subscribers contact the Pittsburgh FBI office if they “want to ask the feds for a refund.”

As of this writing, calls by XBiz to the office were not returned.

News of the site’s closure comes just days after the offices of Max Hardcore’s Max World Entertainment were raided under the authority of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Justice Department, and little more than a week after the FBI launched an anti-obscenity squad at the behest of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to increase obscenity prosecutions throughout the country.

source: http://www.xbiz.com/news_piece.php?cat=2&id=10680

more on this from : http://www.livejournal.com/users/z111/362812.html#cutid1

New Yorkers: “We Told You So”

from “The News Blog”
http://stevegilliard.blogspot.com/2005/09/we-told-you-so.html
WE TOLD YOU SO
americunt
Ever wonder why New Yorkers detest George Bush?

Because we experienced his incompetence up close and person. We knew this guy was full of shit, absolutely full of fucking shit, after they started to play games with the funding and gave Wyoming terrorism money. We knew he was an assclown then.

We thought DC 9/11 was a comedy, because the Bush we saw hid in AF One like the scared bitch that he is.

But did you listen?
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Get Mad- Call Everyone and Demand All Resources!

This would be funny if we weren’t talking about real suffering. From this CNN video of Bush in Biloxi. Bush is talking to two sobbing African-American women who have lost their house, and a white guy:

Bush to women: “There’s a Salvation Army center that I want to, that I’ll tell you where it is, and they’ll get you some help. I’m sorry…. They’ll help you…..
Woman 1: “I came here looking for clothes…”

Bush: “They’ll get you some clothes, at the Salvation Army center…”

Woman 1: “We don’t have anything…”

Bush: “I understand…. Do you know where the center is, that I’m talking to you about?”

Guy with shades: “There’s no center there, sir, it’s a truck.”

Bush: “There’s trucks?”

Guy: “There’s a school, a school about two miles away…..”

Bush: “But isn’t there a Salvation center down there?”

Guy: “No that’s wiped out….”

Bush: “A temporary center? ”

Guy: “No sir they’ve got a truck there, for food.”

Bush: “That’s what I’m saying, for food and water.”

Bush turns to the sister who’s been saying how she needs clothes.

Bush to sister: “You need food and water.”

(from Daily Kos)

Strong Words from Strong Women

“The media are wrong. The people who have come out to Camp Casey to help coordinate the press and events with me are not putting words in my mouth, they are taking words out of my mouth. I have been known for sometime as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite. Now I am urged to use softer language to appeal to a wider audience. Why do my friends at Camp Casey think they are there? Why did such a big movement occur from such a small action on August 6, 2005?”

Cindy Sheehan, via Emily Sharpe’s blog

Disturbing Email I Just Received

This is NOT a post to be skimmed. I want to make sure you understand that this is an email exchange in reverse chronological order. A “friend” Michael Yamnitsky send me a long racist email and I replied to it. Then he replied to my reply and I replied back. My replies are in italics. Michael’s email is [email protected] .
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