Medical Compensation Scam Calls

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For the past 2 months I had been receiving random calls from numbers I had never seen before. After a month of ignoring them and the calls becoming more insistent. I looked up the phone numbers on the internet and many people have said it was a scammer (not surprised) but it had to do with medical compensation.

I answered and a man with a think Indian accent asked for me by name. I never said if it was me or not. I asked what he wanted. Right away he talks about medical compensation saying that I have $7800 owed to me by the US Department of Health.

I told the guy that I want my number taken off his call list. He seemed really irritated since I didn’t listen to his whole prepared speech.

Well ever since than I have received numerous phone calls all from different numbers and sometimes unknown.

Every time I pick up I get a man with a thick Indian accent saying the same thing over and over again. I usually just ask him to take my number off his call list.

After the recent phone call from today. I’m tired of asking.  I’m just going to start messing with these people.

How do I know it’s a Scam?

  1. HIPA Laws. This law is in place to make sure that our medical information stays confidential.
  2. Why Would they Contact me? The Government is not known for being forthright when it comes to giving money, so why would the Department of Health be contacting me about money they owe me. They are more likely to call me if I owe them money.
  3. The numbers change every single time or it’s from an unknown. If it was who they say they are their numbers wouldn’t keep changing.
  4. They wouldn’t keep getting angry at me for asking simple questions. I ask where they get the information? What medical procedure are they referring to? How did they get the number? How do they know that I am who they say I am? I could be using this persons number and not be really them?

Here are the numbers I have received so far. I will be keeping this updated..

  • (210) 215-6455 TX, USA
  • Uknown
  • No Caller ID
  • (972) 348-0245 Dallas, TX
  • (202) 407-9091 DC, USA

All have called multiple times, and this isn’t including all the insurance scammers that have been calling me.

If you have been recieving similar calls or the exact same, leave the number below so we can help others keep an eye out for this kind of thing.

What do I plan to do?

I plan on messing with them. I plan on wasting their time. Whether I’m just going to be my normal self, asking them questions to putting on different accents and drive them crazy.

I plan on doing that.

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Going on the Record About #Ferguson

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As an Independent Conservative, what is going on in Ferguson with how the cops are so militarized, the arresting of reporters, the media (normal)  not telling the full story, and the lack of response by the politicians is pissing me off.

I couldn’t tell you whether or not Mike Brown was guilty or innocent. I wasn’t there to witness it. What I can tell you, the excessive force of the police, the imposed curfews and the area looking like a war zone, is too orwellian and dystopian for my taste.

Yes, I know there has been looters and property has been destroyed, but there have also been people protesting peaceful. There also have been citizens (not the police) that have tried to stop the violence and destruction.

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People have the right to protest peacefully. The government, the police, all civil servants have NO RIGHT to impose a curfew and to use excessive military force at peaceful protests. If they are really  causing destruction and looting arrest them. If they are just standing there holding signs, doing chants, and just spouting words.

THEY HAVE THAT RIGHT! LOOK AT THE FIRST AMENDMENT!

I know many will disagree with me and agree with me.

Am I shocked it took forever for the media to report it? No, all mainstream (from CNN to Fox News) media has an agenda and of what goes on in the news doesn’t fit that agenda they either twist it to make it fit or ignore it.

Am I shocked that this is happening? No. Public Servants have been abusing power for FAR too long. From the President of the United States to our local police. From a President that goes on too many vacations while ignoring major issues to police that feel like they can go at 90 miles an hour for no good reason on the highway even though their sirens aren’t on and the lights aren’t flashing.

From the smallest abuse to the biggest, it has been going on for too damn long. I’m sick of it.

This isn’t about race. This isn’t right vs left.  This isn’t man vs women. This isn’t rich vs poor. This isn’t religion. This isn’t about money.This isn’t any of these things (although they can be included in there).

No, this is about our rights, vs people who don’t care that we have them.

We all have rights in this wonderful country. And NO ONE should take them away or ignore them.

That is what this is about!

If you think it won’t happen to you, think again. Check your history.

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#MediaBlackout & #Ferguson

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Last night I had trouble sleeping and stayed up till 4 in the morning looking through twitter and what was trending. I came across this hashtag and was like

So I looked into it and I was confused, surprised, and not surprised by what I read.

Many of the tweets were talking about Ferguson, That’s so Raven, and the media in general. For those that didn’t catch the memo or weren’t on twitter till 4 in the morning I will help fill you on.

People thought that Disney was using a Throwback Wednesday marathon episodes of That’s So Raven as a distraction from people being aware of what was going on in Ferguson, MO. The problem with this is that the throwback wednesday or whatever they call it has been going on for months now! Are people going to pay attention to TV Shows, celebrities over important issues in the news? Of course, that is nothing new, but I don’t think that was the intent of Disney in this case.

HOWEVER,  there is another issue at hand.

Whether or not you believe Mike Brown was innocent or not, people have a right to protest and people have a right to record and report the protest in the media. Last night I spent a lot of time looking up different videos on youtube that were related to the protest, some were from the perspectives of media pundits, but many were from people who were near/at the protest itself!

Before I continue though I want to get this out of the way.

Yes, I know looting and destruction of property occurred. Yes, I know people have a right to be angry. It doesn’t give people the right to destroy property (especially when it will affect the community more so than the police). I don’t know at what point but from what I have been reading online, there have been protesters fighting back or instigating fights (not really clear) by throwing molotov cocktails at the police and just not cooperating.

There were protesters who were trying to tell the looters and those causing destruction to stop it. That it was only making matters worse. It doesn’t help that there have been reports that supposedly police did not intervene when it came to the destruction and the looting in the Ferguson area, a building was even burnt down as a result of the destruction.

It doesn’t help that there also has been animosity between the police and the residents of Ferguson for a while.

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Either way, with some of the videos that I saw last night. I didn’t see anyone throwing molotov cocktails, no I saw a bunch of people in the street outside of a neighborhood. Far enough away from the cops. All they were doing was talking (granted there was some colorful language) and they were holding up signs. What shocked me was that they cops reacted to them being out at night when they weren’t being violent in an aggressive manner. Between blaring a siren so loud, to throwing tear gas (wearing tear gas masks on ahead of time), flash bombs, and shooting plastic bullets into the crowd. From watching multiple videos of the one protest from multiple points of view, looked like they weren’t going after the cops, just protesting. Let’s not also forget there were sniper rifles there and they were aiming them at the protesters who would put their hands in the air and kneel on the ground to show they mean no harmed. Not to mention they advanced onto the people into the neighborhoods and continued throwing and shooting stuff into the neighborhoods, no doubt causing damage and waking up the residents there- since this was taking place at night.

Out of all of this, the part that became the final straw for this whole ordeal was that reports were leaked out (and it was heard in multiple videos I watched) that not only was the media asked to turn off their cameras, reporters had been arrested for not complying with the police.

Know this:

You are allowed to record the police, they need to be aware, but you are allowed to record them. They record you from their squad cars, you have every right to record them!

This most of all outrages me. For they are trying to hide their actions and get away with it. I am not surprised by this. Politicians and major public leaders have been pulling this for years, but they do it through bribery and blackmail (if you think otherwise, that is VERY naive).

It doesn’t help that the police appear to be militarized and it just has an orwellian feel to it.

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Dear Zelda Williams,

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I want to say I am sorry.

I am sorry you lost your father to suicide. I am sorry that you have had to live through this in the eyes of the public. Most of all, I’m sorry there are imbeciles out there that were harassing you and making matters worse.

To learn that society is becoming increasingly asinine and honestly believe that posting (to be frank) shit like that is okay, disgusts me.

I know this is not the first time social media have responded to people like this on the internet. The internet seems to help people feel braver since they are behind a screen and are overall anonymous. For if people said most of this stuff in person they would probably get slapped or punched in the face. Others aren’t brave enough to say their asinine thoughts to another human being.

I hope that during this time the support from people who loved your father and appreciated his talent will outshine all the jerks and idiots that are trolling the internet as we speak.

I just hope you and your family are doing well. And remember, they are just jealous cause you got to have an awesome dad and you have an awesome name too.

Take care Zelda.

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What I Would Like to Do (& Get) Before I Finish Undergrad

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Right now I have begun studying for the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) so I can start taking the exams in the spring. Before that though there is a list of things I want to do before I Finish my Undergrad career.

  1. I Want to Participate in the Disney College Program. I remember learning about this while I was in high school. I have always wanted to participate Whether it is working on the rides or being a Major Character (like a Disney Princess) I would love to participate in the Disney College Program.
  2. I Want to Study Abroad in Ireland. My mother is half Irish and so is my father. As a result I have grown up with learning many Irish traditions and hearing stories about my ancestors when they lived in Ireland. You can click here to see where I would be interested in going.
  3. I Want to Study Abroad in the UK. This has been at the top of my list of places I want to go to and not just because I am a fan of BBC Sherlock. I want to visit where all the great writers lived and their stories. From Shakespeare to Austen to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I want to explore The UK and all the historical sites.
  4. Publish a Book. This has been a goal of mine for a while. It would be awesome to have on my resume and it would be good to have some extra money coming in from the published book. What would the book be about? You will just have to wait for when it’s done.
  5. Go on a Mission/Volunteer Trip. Whether I go to Haiti, Jamaica, Cambodia, or Ethipia. I would like to go on one.
  6. Get a job in a Paid Writing Internship. Yes I want one that pays and whether it is with a website or a business company of some sort I would like that.
  7. Get a Car of My Own. Preferably a Ford Fiesta or a Mini Cooper.
  8. Have a Really nice Apartment or Loft of my Own (and be able to have awesome furniture and decor to go with it) I want to have a place of my own.
  9. Go to a Movie Premiere of a Movie I Really Want to See. I would like to be able to wear a really pretty dress, talk with some awesome actors and see a great movie.
  10. Win the Torchbearer Award (UTK Award)
  11. Win the Courage to Climb Award (UTK Award)
  12. Win a Writing Contest.
  13. Participate in Eureca (Undergraduate research & Achievement). I think it would be fun to tortue do some research on topics that I am actually interested in.

I’m sure there will be more added to this list as time goes by. I hope that I will be able to accomplish all of these goals.

Is there anything on you list that you too would do? Anything not on here? Let me know in the comments below!

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Dear Robin Williams,

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You don’t know me. You don’t know a lot of the lives you have touched. Right now a lot of people are mourning your loss.

I’m having a hard time with this letter. I know I wanted to write to you, heck I feel a little silly writing to you because you will never read it. I still feel that I should anyway.

I knew you suffered from depression, most of the really great comedians tend to suffer from it. That is why they are so good at coming up with jokes. That is why they have a great sense of humor.  Comedians with depression tend to see the darkest in life and try to put the brightest smile on for others and try to helps others not feel like crap.

I should know, I live with depression as well. However, I am not gifted comedian such as yourself. I can only appreciate the humor and the truth in that humor.

I didn’t know about your addiction though nor the fact that you recently had heart surgery. My father has a heart diseas and I remember him going through depression soon after so I can sympathize and empathize with that. Although I’m glad you were able to undergo the surgery, I’m sorry the need was there. And I’m really sorry that you suffer with addiction as well. I know that must not have helped when it came to your depression.

I have heard of a lot of celebrities dying over the years. Your death though seems to have really hit a nerve, not only with me, but with everyone it seems. The movies and TV Shows that you were on were trending on Twitter. It threw me off when I first saw it because I didn’t know you had passed away and led me to discover that you had.

They say you died as a result of suicide. I hope they are wrong, but the probability is high. I hope they are wrong simply because I don’t want to believe it and it hurts me to think that the world has lost a talented man such as you.

I’m sorry for the amount of pain you were in that led to that decision. I’m sorry you weren’t able to get the help that you needed to be able to overcome the depression (and I use that loosely, for you never really seem to overcome depression). I’m sorry that to this day people still treat depression as taboo and look at it like you have the plague when you talk about it. I’m sorry you constantly struggled with your addiction brought on by depression and stress.

I’m sorry you felt alone, felt like a failure, and felt unworthy.

I’m sorry we weren’t able to help you laugh.

I wish you could have realized that you we thought you were wonderful and we didn’t consider you a failure. I wish we were able to tell you that we thought you were worthy and wonderful.

I wish you had failed at your suicide.

I grew up watching you. A lot of people did. I think this is the first celebrity death where I have actually cried. The other ones shocked me, but this rattles me. This strikes me to my core.

I hope you finally are at peace and feel content. Living with depression I know for a fact that the idea of being at peace and content is a blessing; a far away concept. I hope you are finally free of the pain.

Although I never knew you personally, I will miss you. I want to say more. I feel like I should, but I can’t find the words to say.

I will try to honor your memory. I will try to Seize the Day. I will live life free. I will try to think Happy Thoughts.

Thank you for making so many people laugh. I only wish we could have helped you laugh as well.

R.I.P Robin Williams.

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Wastefully Defiant Individuals

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I am all for going against the grain and not going with what anyone tells me. I question, I research, and I annoy people as a result. I want to understand and leaner everything. I am not just a go with the crowd kind of person.

My issue is that I get annoyed when people are being purposefully defiant just because they can or just out of spite. When they are teenagers its understandable, when they are adults over the age of 20…..it’s sad to say the least. 

Well all know those people in our lives. Whether they are friends, family members, or classmates they always have that one person they feel they must go against or do the exact opposite of given advice.

They are the kind of person that if you tell them the house was on fire and they needed to get out for their safety, they in turn would say the fire was misunderstood and that you are exaggerating the situation.  Or if you told them to not go into the house, the would go into the house thinking the house just needs a talking to. 

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This wouldn’t be a bad in their eyes.

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It can be difficult to try to help these people especially as they continuously make one bad decision after another despite they fact you have given them advice and help that could have prevented the current situation. 

It almost gets to the point that they want to prove you wrong, despite the fact they have done such a poor job to begin with, it almost becomes pitiful to witness. 

It can also drive you mad as well, for when you give them advice they seem to bury their heads like Ostriches in the sand or like a 5 year old putting their fingers in their ears saying “La la la” really loud to drown you out. 

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And all you feel at the end is irritation and you wonder why you talk to this person.

Unfortunately when dealing with people who live to be defiant against logic and reason there really isn’t much to do besides pray that they stop acting like rebellious teenagers even though they are beyond that age.  We can be upfront and honest with them all we like, but they will continue to be Ostriches that bury their heads in the sand while the house around them is on fire. 

Do you have anyone in your life that is like this? What do you do to try to not feel irritated? Let me know in the comments below!

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You Are Not God!

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A while back I posted about how We Need to be Better Than the Westboro Baptist Church, just click on it to read the post.

Well someone commented on the post…

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I didn’t approve of the post to be published simply because I’m not going to have a “I hate Catholic” blog being linked to my page. I’m not for condemning someone just because their faith is different from mine, so I won’t take it from others either.

Instead of going on about his bad grammar, I will just talk about the fact that this individual obviously condemns me for being Catholic.

I have been real disappointed with those within the Christian faith this past year. Between The Pharisee that was on campus to the multiple comments I have received in online forums as a result of my Catholic faith, I’m tired of it.

I don’t know why, but for some reason there seems to be a lot of hate from other Christians against Catholics. Which I find ironic since the whole Christian faith kind of evolved from Catholicism aka the Reformation. What I find more puzzling is when Christians hate those that are Jewish.

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I Don’t Need to Be Perfect

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This past year I have been working really hard on improving myself. Between going on medication, going to therapy, and constantly challenging myself I realized that no matter how hard I work, no matter what I do I won’t be perfect.

On top of being most likely OCD & ADD I know that I have a problem with being a perfectionist. I can’t tell you how I feel every time I look at my blog. Every time I look at it there are so many things I see wrong with it and it drives me nuts to say the least.

Whether it came to my grades, my room, or just trying to being an adult I would constantly criticize myself and try to see how I can be better.

It was difficult at times and still can be. Before I went on medication I used to wish on a daily basis that things would just go perfectly. I would get upset with myself and berate myself if things didn’t turn out the way I wish I had planned.

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Thoughts on Season 1 of Ladies of London

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This past week Ladies of London ended with tension, but no yelling.

For those that frequently watch Bravo the final showdown between Caprice Bourett and Caroline Stanbury was one of the most tense, but the least over the top exchange on Bravo TV and there was no yelling!

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Caprice shows up to the Dinner party late and does not even address the host. While I wish Caroline had stood up to say hello, its not necessary. It was more important that Caprice address the host and than the host could have gotten up. No instead she says hi and hugs other people at the party instead. She also didn’t thank for the vegetarian or vegan meal she had (I can’t remember which one it was), a big no no.

I really did like the fact when they were having a discussion there was no yelling and it was still tense. I found it really annoying that when Caroline sad she had proof in an email and Caprice is saying that she isn’t interested in seeing it, even though she has been saying that Caroline is lying.

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