Monday, December 30, 2013

A&E- Supporters of Bigotry, Hatred, Intolerance and Homophobia, Now and Always!

To the cowardly and spineless troglodytes at A&E Network:
 
First of all, shame on You All, as you remind me of the cowards who did nothing in Germany in the late 1920's and 30's!
SHAME on YOU ALL!
 
"What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice."
Albert Einstein ~
 
"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men"
~ Abe Lincoln ~
 
"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance."
Lyndon B. Johnson
 
"Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think."
Emma Goldman
 
And Finally,
 
~ Abe Lincoln ~
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ruby Tuesday's Card screw-up

Hey Ruby Tuesday,
 
Went to your restaurant in Ellenton, FL #7149 on Saturday 12-21-2013 and we're still paying the price. Ashley S.- 1166 was our server. Check # 6145.
 
First off, My Caribbean Chicken was drier then the Sahara Desert. Also a big mess with our ticket at the end of our visit that is still not rectified 72 hours later, with a VISA gift card still being billed when we used a different card after the server said your system would not allow the card because of a pre-programmed tip amount would put the amount over our card balance, although my dad was paying the tip with CASH! Pretty fucked up system you have!
 
You see, my dad used a gift card that had a balance of $37.15 on it to pay a bill of $32.99, and was going to give the balance of the card as part of the tip then some cash on top of that, but Ashley said your card system would not allow it because it automatically added a tip, which is an option by the way, not a given, as T.I.P.S. stands for to insure prompt service, which is always suppose to be at the customers discretion.
 
So, Ashley said, after my 83 year old dad who didn't understand a word Ashley said, gave her a real credit card, as opposed to the gift card he had gotten for Christmas from my brother. (Mind you, just 2 weeks ago my mom died of complications of a stroke, and if you don't believe me, just Google- Winifred Harasym, so my dad is kind of sensitive and still upset these days, as he was married just short of 60 years.) Ashley then told us it may take a day or so before the amount is credited back onto the gift card, or it could happen today.
 
So we left, and the following afternoon my dad sent me to Publix (I'm staying with my dad right now up through Jan 2, as I live in Wyoming, but being the standup guy I am, said I'd fore-go all my Christmas plans in Wyoming and all my doctor and physical therapy appointments, which are almost daily because I too am disabled with an inoperable brain tumor, and other neurological and physical issues, to be with dad during the tough times. I'll also be coming back for the month of March 2014, but I have no clue as to whether any of my siblings will step-up to the plate and help out---they're all talk, and no action types.) to pick-up some items, and use his gift card, but, you guessed it, it wasn't cleared up at that point. And the same BS happened again today! You see, these simple things now piss him off, because he is getting double-talked to by life insurance companies, and state pension department, and on and on, and if dad is pissed-off, then it makes me upset too, because it just shows a lack of concern by businesses and governments during these trying times in one's life. My dad has enough stress in his life then to be screwed around with over a $37.15 balance on a gift card that you all can't seem to rectify.
 
So, how is it, that it takes a nano-second to debit the card, but days to fix it? Whose the genius behind that great idea? You? VISA? Co-Conspirators?
 
So, your job now is to apologize to my Dad ASAP, and here's his address:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
His name is Joseph A. Harasym by the way, in case you really give a shit!
 
Now get 'er done!
 
I spent a life time in Food service, on many levels and managerial positions, so please, not lies or BS, as that doesn't float with me!
 
Good Night and Good Luck!
Bill Harasym
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn't Want You To Know About | ThinkProgress

What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn't Want You To Know About!


By Emily Atkin on December 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm
 
"What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About"

While coal, oil, and gas are an integral part of everyday life around the world, 2013 brought a stark reminder of the inherent risk that comes with a fossil-fuel dependent world, with numerous pipeline spills, explosions, derailments, landslides, and the death of 20 coal miners in the U.S. alone.
Despite all this, our addiction to fossil fuels will be a tough habit to break. The federal Energy Information Administration in July projected that fossil fuel use will soar across the world in the come decades. Coal — the dirtiest fossil fuel in terms of carbon emissions — is projected to increase by 2.3 percent in coming years. And in December, the EIA said that global demand for oil would be even higher than it had projected, for both this year and next.
Here is a look back at some of the fossil fuel disasters that made headlines in 2013, along with several others that went largely unnoticed.

Pipelines

In this photo taken Saturday, July 27, 2013, a cleaning vessel clears the oil after about 50 tons of crude oil that was leak from a pipe spilled into the sea off Rayong province, eastern Thailand.
In this photo taken Saturday, July 27, 2013, a cleaning vessel clears the oil after about 50 tons of crude oil that was leak from a pipe spilled into the sea off Rayong province, eastern Thailand.
CREDIT: AP Photo/The Nation-Atchara
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March 29: An ExxonMobil pipeline carrying Canadian Wabasca heavy crude from the Athabasca oil sands ruptures and spills thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas. The ruptured pipeline gushed 210,000 gallons of heavy Canadian crude into a residential street and forced the evacuation of 22 homes. Exxon was hit with a paltry $2.6 million fine by federal pipeline safety regulators for the incident in November — just 1/3000th of its third quarter profits.
May 20: Underground tar sands leaks start popping up in Alberta, Canada, and do not stop for at least five months. In September the company responsible was ordered to drain a lake so that contamination on the lake’s bottom can be cleaned up. As of September 11, the leaks had spilled more than 403,900 gallons — or about 9,617 barrels — of oily bitumen into the surrounding boreal forest and muskeg, the acidic, marshy soil found in the forest.
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July 30: About 50 tons of oil spills into the sea off Rayong province of Thailand from a leak in the pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical Plc. It was the fourth major oil spill in the country’s history.
August 13: An ethane and propane pipeline belonging to Tesoro Corp. running beneath an Illinois cornfield ruptures and explodes. Residents heard a massive blast and then saw flames shooting 300 feet into the air, visible for 20 miles.
September 29: A North Dakota farmer winds up discovering the largest onshore oil spill in U.S. history, the size of seven football fields. At least 20,600 barrels of oil leaked from a Tesoro Corp-owned pipeline onto the Jensens’ land, and it went unreported to North Dakotans for more than a week. An AP investigation later discovered that nearly 300 oil spills and 750 “oil field incidents” had gone unreported to the public since January 2012.
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October 7: An Oil and Natural Gas Corp. pipeline that carries crude from the offshore Mumbai High fields to India ruptures and spills at an onshore facility, but oil winds up flowing into the Arabian sea because of rainfall.
October 9: A natural gas pipeline explodes in northwest Oklahoma, sparking a large fire and prompting evacuations. No injuries or deaths were reported.
October 30: 17,000 gallons of crude oil spill from an eight-inch pipeline owned by Koch Pipeline Company in Texas. The spill impacted a rural area and two livestock ponds near Smithville and was discovered on a routine aerial inspection.
November 14: A Chevron natural gas pipeline explodes in Milford, Texas, causing the town of 700 people to evacuate. The flames could reportedly be seen for miles.
November 22: An oil pipeline explodes in Qingdao, China, killing 62 and setting ocean on fire. The underground pipeline’s explosion opened a hole in the road that swallowed at least one truck, according to Reuters, and oil seeped into utility pipes under Qingdao.
November 29: A 30-inch gas gas pipeline in a rural area of western Missouri ruptures and explodes, sending a 300 foot high fireball into the air.

Coal Mines

February 11 An explosion in a coal mine in northern Russia kills at least 17 miners in a shaft saturated with methane gas. Rescue workers said 23 people had been in the shaft at the time. The blast occurred about 2,500 feet underground.
February 13: Very large landslide hits a colliery in Northern England. No injuries, but Dave Petley, a geology professor at Durham University, said it “may well be the largest and most significant landslide in the UK for a decade or more.”
February 13: A 28-year-old mining machine operator was killed when he was pinned between the tail of the remote controlled continuous mining machine and the coal rib in an underground mine in Illinois. Timothy Chamness had only been a mine machine operator for 6 months when the incident occurred.
February 14: A landslide hits the Phillippines’ largest open coal mining pit, burying at least 13 workers and killing at least 7. The accident was the third to occur in mining sites in the country over the last six months.
February 19: A large rock cliff collapses on top of a coal mine in southern China, burying and killing five people, including two children. An estimated 5,000 cubic metres of rock fell on Yudong village in Kaili, in the country’s Guizhou province.
March 13: A 63-year-old man with 40 years of mining experience was killed underground when he was struck by a large piece of roof rock. The rock that fell was approximately 6 feet long by 5.5 feet wide and about 5 inches thick.
March 29 and April 1: The Babao Coal mine explosions kill 53 people in China. The coal mine company responsible, Tonghua Mining (Group) Co. Ltd., was later found to have concealed the death toll in the incidents, additionally concealing deaths of six workers in five accidents in 2012.
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May 11: Illegal mining causes an explosion in a Chinese coal mine that killed 28 and left 18 injured. China orders production suspension at all coal mines in the southwestern province of Sichuan, China’s 16th-biggest coal producing province, after the blast.
July 16: A landslide at a coal mine in Bulgaria claims the lives of two people who were discovered underneath 50 meters of land mass. It was the fourth major landslide in the Oranovo mine in the past eight years.
August 10: Seven people in India are killed after a landslide in a coal mine in the Sundergarh district of Odisha. The incident occurred while people from nearby villages were collecting coal from the “over-burdened” dump yard located near the mining area.
November 23: While working inside a coal mine in Ohio, a 32-year-old man was killed when he was struck by high pressure hydraulic fluid after a valve broke. Ryan Lashley had worked at The Century Mine, which was the site of another near-fatal accident that month.
November 27: A coal mine in northern China’s Shanxi Province is hit with a landslide that buried several excavators and kills two people.
December 4: Gas explodes in a coal mine early in eastern China’s Jiangxi province, killing at least six workers.

Offshore and Onshore Rigs





January 22: A Devon Energy natural gas rig in Utah catches fire, causing evacuations for half a mile radius of the rig. No injuries are reported.
WorstBP
July 7: A hydraulic fracturing operation at a gas well drilling pad in West Virginia explodes and injures seven people, four with potentially life-threatening burns. The explosion occurred while workers were pumping water down a well, part of the hydraulic fracturing process for recovering gas trapped in shale rock. The tanks that recover the water and chemical mixture after they return to the surface are what reportedly exploded.
July 27: BP’s Hercules 265 offshore gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana explodes, enveloping the rig in a cloud of gas and a thin sheen of gas in the water. After spewing gas for more than a day, the rig finally “bridged over,” meaning small pieces of sediment and sand blocked more gas from escaping.
August 20: A gas rig belonging to the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan exploded in the Caspian sea while workers were carrying out exploratory drilling, when it hit a pocket of gas at unexpectedly high pressure.
August 28: A “well-control incident” at an oil drilling rig in rural south Texas causes an “intense” explosion after workers were drilling horizontally into the Eagle Ford Shale, causing homes to be evacuated. No injuries reported.

Train Derailments

March 27: A Canadian Pacific Railway train derails, spilling 30,000 gallons of tar sands oil in western Minnesota. Reuters called it “the first major spill of the modern North American crude-by-rail transit boom.”
July 6: A unit, 74-car freight train carrying Bakken formation crude oil derails in Lac-Megantic, Canada, causing an incredibly tragic fire and explosion. Forty-two people were pronounced dead, 30 buildings downtown destroyed. Emergency responders describe a “war zone.” 2,000 people evacuated because of toxic fumes, explosions, and fires.
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July 18: 24 cars of a 150-car coal train derail in Virginia, spilling more than a thousand tons of coal along the roadside.
October 19: A train carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas derails west of Alberta, Canada, causing an explosion and fire. No injuries were reported. Nine of the derailed cars were carrying liquefied petroleum gas and four carried crude. The crude oil cars were intact and kept away from the fires with no indications of any leaks.
November 8: A 90-car train carrying North Dakota crude derails and explodes in a rural area of western Alabama. Flames spewed into the air on a Friday, only finally dying down by Sunday, in what the Huffington Post called “the most dramatic U.S. accident since the oil-by-rail boom began.”
December 9: 19 cars of a coal train near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway derail, spilling coal onto the ground. The train had four locomotives with 103 cars, each carrying about 75 tons of coal. The train was headed from a mine in Carbon County, Utah, to a utility company in Mojave, California.

Railway cars carrying crude oil in Lac-Megantic, Quebec derail, causing explosions.
Railway cars carrying crude oil in Lac-Megantic, Quebec derail, causing explosions.
CREDIT: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson

Power Plants and Refineries

April 4: Federal safety officials eventually make Georgia Power pay $119,000 in penalties after an explosion at one of its coal plants. The blast injured two people and was caused by a buildup of hydrogen and air inside a generator.
WorstRefinery
April 5: Residents near an ExxonMobil refinery begin to smell “burning tires and oil” after the refinery leaked condensate water that accumulated while the company was flaring gas. Through the leak, ExxonMobil announced that it had released 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and 10 pounds of benzene. According to readings at the spill site, the refinery measured 160 parts per million of hydrogen sulfide and 2 parts per million of benzene in the air.
August 8 and 15: 15,000 liters of oil spills into local streams in Cuba, after two separate instances at the Sergio Soto Refinery. The oil spill was the result of a negligent operator who failed to properly secure the residuals trap used to contain the hydrocarbon. While some of the oil was able to be contained, much of it was pushed upstream because of strong rainfall following the spill.
August 28: Approximately 20 gallons of partially refined petroleum from a New Jersey refinery spills into the Delaware River, after a leak in a heat exchanger that is part of the refinery’s crude oil processing unit. The spill was reported two hours after workers discovered it, when they realized it was going into the river.
September 10: An explosion at the Deely 1 coal power unit in Pennsylvania caused cascade housing damage. The explosion happened after coal dust in a silo caught fire.

Miscellaneous

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January 27: A barge carrying 668,000 gallons of light crude oil on the Mississippi River crashed into a railroad bridge. An 80,000 gallon tank on the vessel was damaged, spilling oil into the waterway, which prompted officials to close the river for eight miles in either direction.
September 15: Fuel tanks explode at Virgin Islands gas station, resulting in a huge blast and a fire and causing two injuries. The St. Thomas community of Bovoni was evacuated and traffic was diverted after the explosion.
October 1: An underground fuel reservoir explodes on a Czech Lukoil petrol station on a highway in Prague, killing one person and injuring two.
November 23: Five are hurt after a gas tank near a drilling rig explodes in Wyoming.
December 14: Thousands of gallons of gasoline spill into a harbor in southern Alaska on Saturday after a pump used to funnel fuel into boats is accidentally severed. The 5,500 gallon spill occurred in the small village of the village of Kake, whose residents rely on fish and subsistence to get by.
Update
The original list incorrectly listed a pipeline explosion in New Mexico as occurring on August 20, 2013. It occurred in 2006.

Another Official Ignorant E-Mail from Congressperson Cynthia Lummis or "Who Elects These IDIOTS?"

Another letter by Cynthia Lummis explaining why we need to cut Social Security, and her complete ignorance of what the program actually is about. Who elects these idiots?
 
 
December 18, 2013
 
 
William Harasym
200 Smith Street Apt 410
Sheridan, WY 82801-3842
 
Dear William:
 
Thank you for taking the time to contact me. The people of Wyoming are remarkably attentive to and knowledgeable about the tough issues facing our state and our nation. Decisions have to be made, and in confronting them I am fortunate to have so many Wyoming voices on which to rely.
 
Fortunately, I don't have to look very hard for advice. Since the first day of my service in the U.S. House of Representatives, I have received well over 200,000 letters, calls and emails from my neighbors around the state. But receiving over 1,100 pieces of correspondence each week means that I simply do not have the resources – or even enough minutes in the day – to respond to each of those letters in the kind of detail I would like. Still, I want you to know that your opinion has been read and filed so that I might reference it should the issues you raised come before me for a vote. In the meantime, please allow me to update you about my work in Washington D.C.
 
One thing that has not changed since I took office is the threat of our exploding national debt and deficit. Our national debt stands at over $16 trillion dollars. As a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), our debt is the highest it has been since World War II. This looming fiscal crisis is unlike any other in recent memory due to its sheer magnitude—if we don't stabilize the federal budget, it could cripple our economy in ways from which we may not recover. But it is also a predictable crisis, one for which there is still time to act, and one we must address lest we saddle future generations with the consequences of our spending addiction.
 
The main driver of our debt problem continues to be "mandatory spending," or tax-payer money that flows out of the federal government on autopilot every single year. Autopilot spending includes things like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, school nutrition programs, food stamps, and interest on the debt. Our spending situation is so dire that if we ended all funding for every other program – including the entire Defense budget, the Department of Education, Labor, Agriculture, EPA, etc. – we still would not take in enough in taxes to cover the autopilot spending. Cuts to these programs alone won't entirely fix the problem, and President Obama's recent success in enacting tax increases on higher-income earners won't even make a dent. The bottom line is we must make significant, historic changes to our federal budget. Historic change requires historic leadership, which is why it is so disappointing that President Obama has offered four budgets in a row that accelerate the problem instead of tackling it. I am wholly committed to battling this President and my own Republican leaders to right our fiscal ship.
 
While I view nearly everything in Washington through the lens of the fiscal crisis, I have also secured a seat on three different House Committees, each of which will allow me to advance the interests of Wyoming families, job creators and our way of life. I had to receive special dispensation from House Leadership before even being considered for this extra workload, which I am privileged to shoulder.
 
As a senior Member of the Natural Resources Committee, I will help oversee the broadest portfolio of Wyoming issues in Congress—federal lands, mineral productions, nationals parks, forests, monuments, wilderness production, and Native American affairs. This truly is Wyoming's Committee, where I can advocate for responsible energy development, maintaining a multiple-use approach to Wyoming's beautiful public lands, and fighting for natural resource policies that are not hamstrung by litigation.
 
I have also been selected to the House Science Committee, where I will serve as Chairmen of the Subcommittee on Energy to bring sorely-needed accountability to the government's scientific judgment. With Wyoming's thriving energy market; unique land, water, and air quality needs; burgeoning science-based small businesses; and the new NCAR Supercomputer, it is imperative for Wyoming that sound science governs federal decision-making.
 
Last but not least among my assignments, I secured a seat on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the main investigative arm of the House of Representatives. Its broad mandate for Executive Branch oversight will help me pull back the curtain on Washington bureaucracies and the hyper-regulatory agendas that are weighing down jobs and economic growth in Wyoming.
 
In addition to these committee assignments, I am Vice-Chair of the Congressional Western Caucus, a collection of more than 40 Members of Congress across numerous other committees who work together to amplify the west's voice in Washington. I remain an active participant in the Women's Caucus, where I work with fellow female Members on gender issues and to ensure equitable opportunities for all. I am also a co-chair of the Second Amendment Task Force to preserve the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms. Finally, I am a co-chair of the 10th Amendment Task Force, which is devoted to returning power and responsibility to State governments and the people, who ultimately know better than Washington what is best for them.
 
Thank you again for taking the time to write to me. I value your input. If you haven't done so already, I would like to encourage you to visit my website at www.lummis.house.gov. There you will find a wealth of information including helpful charts that illustrate our fiscal predicament http://lummis.house.gov/2v34598jv60234n/budgetcharts.htm. Please sign up for my newsletter. I promise I won't flood your email box, but I will provide you with updates once in a while about activities in Washington that affect our lives in Wyoming. Thanks again for contacting me, and I look forward to seeing you in Wyoming.
 
Sincerely,
Cynthia M. Lummis
Member of Congress
 

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Order- Part III or "Why JustFlowers.com really sucks, can't read, and is an Out-Sourced Company with FAKE Reviews!"

Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:56 PM
Subject: Question about your order 7456072 to Winifred Harasym
 

William Harasym we have a question about your order 7456072 to Winifred Harasym. Please call as soon as possible so we may discuss your concern promptly.

We greatly appreciate your business,

JUSTFLOWERS.COM 800.716.7559 or 800.777.1911 service@justflowers.com

ESTIMADO CLIENTE:

William HarasymTenemos una pregunta hacerca de su orden7456072 a Winifred Harasym. Por favor pongase en contacto con nosotros lo mas pronto posible para poder servirle como usted merece.

Gracias por su preferncia.

JUSTFLOWERS.COM 800.716.7559 or 800.777.1911 servicio@{%sm_store_Domain%


My answer is below:
Which part don't you understand? You screwed up my order, got it wrong and did a shitty job! And having previously spoken to your help, English appears to be a second language to them. If you are a decent human, you would refund part or all of the order, and PS, I don't need the flowers now as my mom, Winifred is buried and in the ground!

 
Hey JustFlower group,
 
As you can see, I originally had issues with your outfit, but it didn't and hasn't ended there.
 
This is the first opportunity I've had to write you about the flowers I ordered, as my mom was buried last Tuesday, and I'm staying on in Florida to assist my 83 year old dad who is extremely upset with his loss. But 1st, one quick question- why can't anyone write a review on your pages with the flowers? You show all these glowing reviews, mostly 5 stars, and with a few specific handwriting styles across the entire spectrum of reviews. (I ran it through a handwriting/grammar use program one of my friends at the FBI said he uses to identify handwriting styles.) So...? Why? Can't we write reviews? I know, you have the BBB A+, but to be honest, someone is asleep at the wheel there, as I read the scores of complaints...Unresolved at that!
 
OK, here's my major problem-
 
The flowers cost me over $200 when all things were said and done, and the quality of the presentation would have received an F- in my book, based on presentation, and complete lack of similarity to the picture presented on the website. Yes, I know you farm them out to real florists, some better then others, but whomever did mine, well, they suck, period.
 
Here are the pictures and explanations:
Now, the above was suppose to be what it looked like, plus the banner that was suppose
to read Loving Mother.
This was the description of it:
"Convey the essence of eternal light in vivid, heavenly splendor! Brimming with
citrus-colored roses, lilies, and daisies, this poignant and heart-shaped wreath
is artfully arranged with gorgeous accents and lovely greens."
 
And this:
Special Instructions:
Viewing is on 12/09/2013, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Additional note from FH: No service.
Include- `Beloved Mother` funeral banner!
 
This is what I got. It was suppose to arrive on 12-8-2013 at the Funeral Home
per my instructions. It arrived late, halfway through the wake on Monday!
L.A.T.E.!!!
The arrangement looked nothing like a heart, but a wreath, as everyone thought it was.
It had 5 yellow roses and a dozen or so tiny, and what I say tiny, I mean 1/2 inch in
width little orange roses. There appears to be about 1/2 dozen chrysanthemums, and
about 2 dozen lilies, but they were all unopened and still in bud form, showing no colors
except green. 
AND, there is NO BANNER, that I paid for,
whatsoever, on the arrangement. That clump of ribbons was not
a banner, just in case you were going that route!
 
There were many nice arrangements there, looking like they were done by professionals,
but mine looked like it was done by an amateur, and was highly unprofessional looking.
Look, my mom only dies once, and I wanted something nice, but instead I got this 3rd rate
piece of garbage. Here are some other pictures, and it felt weird having to take pictures
of it to show you all later.
 
Mine! No LILIES, except buds, and no freaking daisies, not a one.
 
Here are some other arrangements that looked way better then mine, and less expensive too.
Yes, this is what a Heart should look like, a heart,
with a banner also, and even daisies, like mine didn't have, yet was
suppose to.
 
 
The folks who actually did this disaster were:
Saddle Creek Florist
5829 26th Street West,
Bradenton, FL 34207
1-941-756-1855
 
With it all said and done, it was a horrible experience dealing with you folks, as it was the worst service ever, particularly the non-English speaking folks in your customer service unit, and the florist you farmed this out to. Either you kept a lot of the money and told her to send me junk, or you both are dirtbags and colluded in this particular disaster.
I realize you will come up with excuse after excuse, because I am probably not the 1st customer you screwed over, which is evident by all the complaints at the BBB in Los Angeles.
And what's with all the fake reviews, and the inability of real customers to actually review you all? Reminds me of the middle eastern guys in New York, Brooklyn and New Jersey who run these electronic product's websites, like DSLR's, point and shot cameras, etc., and sell you cameras at unbelievably low prices, but then lie to you saying they don't come with batteries or whatever when the company says they do and it's standard operating procedure. You must be from the same gene pool.
I wasn't happy at all, with basically anything you all did, so now you do what's right by me. You owe me, and you know it.
 
Thanks for your time and truly screwing up my order. Out-Sourced flowers don't work too well!
 
From the desk of:
William D. Harasym
Veteran USAF- Disabled
 

JustFlowers.com
Fax:     213.927.3602 
Phone: 800.570.0446
Order ID: 7456072
Delivery Date: December 09, 2013
Ship to: Funeral Parlor
Winifred Harasym
The Allen Moore Funeral Home
1222 36th Avenue East
Ellenton, FL 34222
Contact:
(941) 722-3201
 
 
Bill to:
William Harasym
200 Smith St.
Sheridan, WY 82801 United Sta
Contact:
(307) 673-0155
williamharasym@msn.com
Item # Title Options Size Price Qty Ext.Price
3218 Eternal Funeral Light $164.99 1 $
Convey the essence of eternal light in vivid, heavenly splendor! Brimming with citrus-colored roses, lilies, and daisies, this poignant and heart-shaped wreath is artfully arranged with gorgeous accents and lovely greens. Express your true sympathy and caring support in a most loving, sincere tribute--order today!
Message:
Dear Mom, You Are Missed Already, along with the Unconditional Love You had for All Your Children, Grand-Children and Dad! I Love You Now, Always and Forever! May You Now Rest In Peace! Love Always, Danny (Bill)
 
Before S&H: $164.99
S&H(Delivery) : $16.99
Handling: $9.99
Express Delivery: $0.00
Sympathy Banner Fee : $9.99
Discount: $0.00
Subtotal: $201.96
Tax: $0.00
Total: $201.96
Special Instructions:
Viewing is on 12/09/2013, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Additional note from FH: No service Include `Beloved Mother` funeral banner
 

 
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 3:54 PM
Subject: My Order
 
Dear Flower place,
Since I placed the order 30 minutes ago, I've received half a dozen phone calls asking the same questions about everything that was included on the order form. Now I don't know if it got messed up enroute to you location, wherever you all are calling from, but here is the info:
My Order number is 7456072.

My Name is William Harasym, and I live at:
200 Smith Street, Apt. 410
Sheridan, WYOMING in the USA
ZipCode is: 82801-3842
My Phone is 307-673-0155
CellPhone#: 307-752-5824
 
 
Now about the deceased, MY MOM:
Her Name is Winifred Harasym
She is at and this is where the FLOWERS GO!:
 
The Allen Moore Funeral Home
D. Alan Moore, Licensed Funeral Director
1222 Ellenton-Gillette Road. (Or 1222  36th Ave. E.) Both are the same place!
Ellenton, FLORIDA 34222

I do not live in FLORIDA, and I don't want the flowers delivered to me here in WYOMING, as some of your help thought. Maybe your system has been hacked or infiltrated by nefarious organizations like the NSA, or they are piggybacking the datalinks that communicate with your servers. Something ain't Kosher. Also, some of your employees need to work on their English, seriously.

Wake will be on Monday, 3:00 to 6:00P.M. at The Allen Moore Funeral Home and I want the flowers delivered tomorrow so that I know they are there for Monday.
I don't know what happened with my order in transit to your customer service unit, wherever that is located, but 6 calls, one right after the other, and half the people I couldn't understand at all.
Today isn't really the best time to mess with people whose mom just died.
Thanks for your time. And please don't screw this up.

Here's the Obituary in case you're still confused.


From the Desk of:
William D. Harasym Esq.
 


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Posted By Blogger to "The Panglossian Curmudgeon" at 12/16/2013 03:33:00 PM

Re: Question about your order 7456072 to Winifred Harasym

Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:56 PM
Subject: Question about your order 7456072 to Winifred Harasym
 

William Harasym we have a question about your order 7456072 to Winifred Harasym. Please call as soon as possible so we may discuss your concern promptly.

We greatly appreciate your business,

JUSTFLOWERS.COM 800.716.7559 or 800.777.1911 service@justflowers.com

ESTIMADO CLIENTE:

William HarasymTenemos una pregunta hacerca de su orden7456072 a Winifred Harasym. Por favor pongase en contacto con nosotros lo mas pronto posible para poder servirle como usted merece.

Gracias por su preferncia.

JUSTFLOWERS.COM 800.716.7559 or 800.777.1911 servicio@{%sm_store_Domain%


My answer is below:
Which part don't you understand? You screwed up my order, got it wrong and did a shitty job! And having previously spoken to your help, English appears to be a second language to them. If you are a decent human, you would refund part or all of the order, and PS, I don't need the flowers now as my mom, Winifred is buried and in the ground!

Hey JustFlower group,
 
As you can see, I originally had issues with your outfit, but it didn't and hasn't ended there.
 
This is the first opportunity I've had to write you about the flowers I ordered, as my mom was buried last Tuesday, and I'm staying on in Florida to assist my 83 year old dad who is extremely upset with his loss. But 1st, one quick question- why can't anyone write a review on your pages with the flowers? You show all these glowing reviews, mostly 5 stars, and with a few specific handwriting styles across the entire spectrum of reviews. (I ran it through a handwriting/grammar use program one of my friends at the FBI said he uses to identify handwriting styles.) So...? Why? Can't we write reviews? I know, you have the BBB A+, but to be honest, someone is asleep at the wheel there, as I read the scores of complaints...Unresolved at that!
 
OK, here's my major problem-
 
The flowers cost me over $200 when all things were said and done, and the quality of the presentation would have received an F- in my book, based on presentation, and complete lack of similarity to the picture presented on the website. Yes, I know you farm them out to real florists, some better then others, but whomever did mine, well, they suck, period.
 
Here are the pictures and explanations:
3218
Now, the above was suppose to be what it looked like, plus the banner that was suppose
to read Loving Mother.
This was the description of it:
"Convey the essence of eternal light in vivid, heavenly splendor! Brimming with
citrus-colored roses, lilies, and daisies, this poignant and heart-shaped wreath
is artfully arranged with gorgeous accents and lovely greens."
 
And this:
Special Instructions:
Viewing is on 12/09/2013, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Additional note from FH: No service.
Include- `Beloved Mother` funeral banner!
 
This is what I got. It was suppose to arrive on 12-8-2013 at the Funeral Home
per my instructions. It arrived late, halfway through the wake on Monday!
L.A.T.E.!!!
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The arrangement looked nothing like a heart, but a wreath, as everyone thought it was.
It had 5 yellow roses and a dozen or so tiny, and what I say tiny, I mean 1/2 inch in
width little orange roses. There appears to be about 1/2 dozen chrysanthemums, and
about 2 dozen lilies, but they were all unopened and still in bud form, showing no colors
except green. 
AND, there is NO BANNER, that I paid for,
whatsoever, on the arrangement. That clump of ribbons was not
a banner, just in case you were going that route!
 
There were many nice arrangements there, looking like they were done by professionals,
but mine looked like it was done by an amateur, and was highly unprofessional looking.
Look, my mom only dies once, and I wanted something nice, but instead I got this 3rd rate
piece of garbage. Here are some other pictures, and it felt weird having to take pictures
of it to show you all later.
 
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Mine! No LILIES, except buds, and no freaking daisies, not a one.
 
Here are some other arrangements that looked way better then mine, and less expensive too.
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Yes, this is what a Heart should look like, a heart,
with a banner also, and even daisies, like mine didn't have, yet was
suppose to.
 
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The folks who actually did this disaster were:
Saddle Creek Florist
5829 26th Street West,
Bradenton, FL 34207
1-941-756-1855
 
With it all said and done, it was a horrible experience dealing with you folks, as it was the worst service ever, particularly the non-English speaking folks in your customer service unit, and the florist you farmed this out to. Either you kept a lot of the money and told her to send me junk, or you both are dirtbags and colluded in this particular disaster.
I realize you will come up with excuse after excuse, because I am probably not the 1st customer you screwed over, which is evident by all the complaints at the BBB in Los Angeles.
And what's with all the fake reviews, and the inability of real customers to actually review you all? Reminds me of the middle eastern guys in New York, Brooklyn and New Jersey who run these electronic product's websites, like DSLR's, point and shot cameras, etc., and sell you cameras at unbelievably low prices, but then lie to you saying they don't come with batteries or whatever when the company says they do and it's standard operating procedure. You must be from the same gene pool.
I wasn't happy at all, with basically anything you all did, so now you do what's right by me. You owe me, and you know it.
 
Thanks for your time and truly screwing up my order. Out-Sourced flowers don't work too well!
 
From the desk of:
William D. Harasym
Veteran USAF- Disabled
 

JustFlowers.com
Fax:     213.927.3602 
Phone: 800.570.0446
Order ID: 7456072
Delivery Date: December 09, 2013
Ship to: Funeral Parlor
Winifred Harasym
The Allen Moore Funeral Home
1222 36th Avenue East
Ellenton, FL 34222
Contact:
(941) 722-3201
 
 
Bill to:
William Harasym
200 Smith St.
Sheridan, WY 82801 United Sta
Contact:
(307) 673-0155
williamharasym@msn.com
Item # Title Options Size Price Qty Ext.Price
3218 Eternal Funeral Light $164.99 1 $
Convey the essence of eternal light in vivid, heavenly splendor! Brimming with citrus-colored roses, lilies, and daisies, this poignant and heart-shaped wreath is artfully arranged with gorgeous accents and lovely greens. Express your true sympathy and caring support in a most loving, sincere tribute--order today!
Message:
Dear Mom, You Are Missed Already, along with the Unconditional Love You had for All Your Children, Grand-Children and Dad! I Love You Now, Always and Forever! May You Now Rest In Peace! Love Always, Danny (Bill)
 
Before S&H: $164.99
S&H(Delivery) : $16.99
Handling: $9.99
Express Delivery: $0.00
Sympathy Banner Fee : $9.99
Discount: $0.00
Subtotal: $201.96
Tax: $0.00
Total: $201.96
Special Instructions:
Viewing is on 12/09/2013, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Additional note from FH: No service Include `Beloved Mother` funeral banner
 

 
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 3:54 PM
Subject: My Order
 
Dear Flower place,
Since I placed the order 30 minutes ago, I've received half a dozen phone calls asking the same questions about everything that was included on the order form. Now I don't know if it got messed up enroute to you location, wherever you all are calling from, but here is the info:
My Order number is 7456072.

My Name is William Harasym, and I live at:
200 Smith Street, Apt. 410
Sheridan, WYOMING in the USA
ZipCode is: 82801-3842
My Phone is 307-673-0155
CellPhone#: 307-752-5824
 
 
Now about the deceased, MY MOM:
Her Name is Winifred Harasym
She is at and this is where the FLOWERS GO!:
 
The Allen Moore Funeral Home
D. Alan Moore, Licensed Funeral Director
1222 Ellenton-Gillette Road. (Or 1222  36th Ave. E.) Both are the same place!
Ellenton, FLORIDA 34222

I do not live in FLORIDA, and I don't want the flowers delivered to me here in WYOMING, as some of your help thought. Maybe your system has been hacked or infiltrated by nefarious organizations like the NSA, or they are piggybacking the datalinks that communicate with your servers. Something ain't Kosher. Also, some of your employees need to work on their English, seriously.

Wake will be on Monday, 3:00 to 6:00P.M. at The Allen Moore Funeral Home and I want the flowers delivered tomorrow so that I know they are there for Monday.
I don't know what happened with my order in transit to your customer service unit, wherever that is located, but 6 calls, one right after the other, and half the people I couldn't understand at all.
Today isn't really the best time to mess with people whose mom just died.
Thanks for your time. And please don't screw this up.

Here's the Obituary in case you're still confused.


From the Desk of:
William D. Harasym Esq.

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