Posts Tagged ‘Hall of Fame’

Use Caution When Dialing Certain Area Codes

April 7, 2009

It’s News Day Tuesday, so here’s another in the series of WWE edumacation. This one’s on Area Code (dialing) safety. Yeah, I know, I know… these aren’t so popular in the comments department, but as long as I can help a handful of you peeps out with some of these, I’m satisfied.

Do Not DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284, AND 876

This is very important information provided to us by AT&T. Don’t ever dial area code 809.

This one is being distributed all over the U.S. This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.

Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc.

In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away… Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.

If you call from the U.S., you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute.

Or, you’ll get a long recorded message. The point is they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.

WHY IT WORKS:

The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic. The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That’s because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You’ll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.

AT&T VERIFIES IT’S TRUE:
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=6045

SNOPES VERIFIES IT’S TRUE:
http://www.snopescom/fraud/telephone/809.asp

Talk to me!
* Sneaky yeah?
* How about unc uji UNC Tarheels yesterday? Pretty dominating eh?
* Surprised that some guy named Jordan was elected into the hoops Hall of fame? 😛
* And how about that Cutler to Chicago trade a few days ago? Woah!
* Chris Brown entered a “not guilty” plea. Whatchu tink?
* Dish on The Hills? Nah, I nevah saw um. Probably might have to with wifey tomorrow though. Hehe!
* The big winners at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday were Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland and Rascal Flatts. What’s new eh? Any country music fans out thurr?
* American Idol predictions for tonight? Who’s gone-doze?

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News Day Tuesday: A-Rod to the Hall of Fame?

February 10, 2009

I know I probably won’t be the only one blogging about this today, but I’m hoping I can find a different angle for all y’all to comment about up in here. I just hope there’s enough of you baseball fans (or women who think he’s hot) out there to get a dialogue goin’. 🙂

With the news that Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his 2001-2003 Texas Rangers years, he’s been called anything from A-Roid to A Fraud. His numbers will undoubtedly be questioned and his legacy forever tarnished. [Watch ESPN.com’s Video Interview here]

For some strange reason, however, I find myself still a fan.

Is it because he did not go the way of lying vehement denial like the Mark McGwires, Rafael Palmeiros, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds of the world? (Then again, Jose Canseco admitted to taking PEDs, but I won’t even go there).

Is it because A-Rod has never let me down while playing on my fantasy baseball team? *grin*

Or could it be his otherwise clean cut image (aside from the whole *ahem* Madonna thing), before this news?

Whatever it is, I kinda believe him. He made a mistake during one period in his life, has since closed that chapter, and is now ready to move on. And although I don’t agree with his choices (he said he did it because he felt an enormous amount of pressure to perform at a high level after signing a 10 year, 252 Million dollar contract), I do believe his story that he’s been clean ever since, and I still feel that he has a place in baseball’s hallowed Hall of Fame, where the other names above do not.

Talk to me!
* Whatchu tink? Am I off my rocker?
* Once a cheat, always a cheat?
* Setting a bad example to our young children?
* He’s the same as Jose Canseco?
* Think he should still make it into the Hall of Fame?