lunes, 11 de agosto de 2014

Vendedor deshonesto en Continautos Pedido # 100,005

Les pido el favor tomar medidas en este asunto.

El vendedor está actuando de una manera totalmente deshonesta, cuando se hizo el negocio se habló del body color entre otros accesorios, ahora en el momento de la entrega el vendedor nos dice que el body color son solo los espejos, vamos a mirar la hoja de negocio o pedido (# 100,005), y alli el vendedor, habilmente, aprovechando nuestra emoción a la hora de hacer el negocio, y en una actitud claramente deshonesta solo puso "Accesorios" para tener margen de salirnos con una perla como esta, que el body color es solo los espejos, cuando es ampliamente conocido que el body color incluye bomper delantero, bomper trasero y guardabarros laterales.

No vamos a recibir el vehículo así.

Ya pusimos una queja en Chevrolet identificada con el numero 435091

Por correo ya les enviamos documentación relacionada.

Por favor, no puede ser que nosotros como compradores quedemos totalmente indefensos ante un caso de estos, simplemente el vendedor nos esta viendo la cara de frente, sin ningún pudor, por favor señores Continautos, esto no puede pasar, este es el 3er vehiculo que mi familia les compra, mi hermano les compro un Cruze yo les compre una Captiva... No puede ser.... AYUDA !!!!


lunes, 9 de junio de 2014

servicio personalizado?

el servicio personalizado de Chevrolet me ha parecido genial, pero, el sábado pasado decidí ir a Continautos Av 68 y estar allí durante el mantenimiento programado... realmente no entiendo como le cobran a uno 250,000 por apretar unos tornillos (suspensión) revisar la batería, los frenos y el aire acondicionado, en hora y media sali de ahi... claro, las pastillas de frenos y el filtro de aire se pagan por aparte, o sea que 250,000 pesos por hora y media de trabajo? realmente esto es inconcebible, yo entiendo que los distribuidores de vehículos ganan mas en la postventa que en la venta de vehículos como tal, y estando en una economía capitalista, todo mundo tiene que ganar algo, pero esto en realidad raya en lo ridículo, da como 166,667 pesos la hora ! ahhh y además, habia reportado algo cuando pedí la cita, y el asesor me dijo: no eso esta bien, no hay necesidad, mejor dicho no le dio la bendita voluntad de revisar lo que yo había reportado, y en el correo que me enviaron decia que tenia que revisar eso, se lo mostre y me salió con un cuento ahí...

a mi siempre me ha gustado llevar el carro solo a concesionario... pero de verdad que con estas cosas lo ponen a uno a buscar otras alternativas...

y ni hablar de los costos de latonería y pintura... eso será en otro post...

es que señores de Chevrolet, con estos precios ustedes lo que hacen es alimentar el mercado informal, la piratería, el robo y otras vainas mas...


lunes, 14 de octubre de 2013

President Obama to meet with Congressional leaders on debt limit


US President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden are scheduled to meet congressional leaders from both parties as the deadline to raise the nation's debt limit nears.

The bipartisan meeting will include leaders from both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

A shutdown of the US government, also a result of the political deadlock, has now entered its third week.

Officials warn of economic calamity should the US default on its debt.

"With only a few days until the government runs out of borrowing authority, the President will make clear the need for Congress to act to pay our bills, and reopen the government," the White House said in a statement ahead of Monday's meeting.

Expected to attend are Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Weekend negotiations between US congressional leaders failed to reach a breakthrough to raise the nation's debt limit ahead of Thursday's deadline.

Negotiations between Republican and Democrat Senate leaders continued on Sunday, with both sides reportedly awaiting the Monday opening of US financial markets to reassess their negotiating positions.

Mr Reid described a phone call with Mr McConnell as "productive", but the two did not reach a solution to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion (£10.5 trillion) borrowing limit as Thursday's deadline nears.

Republican Senator Susan Collins acknowledged the Senate did not have a finished agreement, but said senators were "making very good progress".

A separate bipartisan group led by Ms Collins also met for several hours earlier in the day to discuss possible solutions, the Associated Press news agency reported.

Overreaching

Congressional Democrats are now said to be using the looming debt ceiling deadline as leverage to push back against previously enacted cuts to the US government budget.

Those deep military and domestic spending cuts, known as the "sequester", went into effect in January 2013 after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a budget compromise.

On Monday, Republican Senator Bob Corker said the Democrats were demanding too much.

"For about 48 hours now, the Democrats have overreached by wanting to spend more, unbelievably," he said in an interview with NBC's Today show.

"But I do sense that people are getting back on the right page here. And I do hope that by the end of the day we'll have an agreement that makes sense for our country."

Analysts say the Senate talks represent the last best hope for a debt deal before Thursday, after talks between the White House and the Republican-led House of Representatives collapsed last week.

Government and private sector analysts have warned for weeks of the dire consequences should Congress fail to reach an agreement on raising the nation's debt ceiling.

The US treasury department has been using what are called "extraordinary measures" to pay the nation's bills since the nation reached its current debt limit in May.

Those extraordinary measures will be exhausted by 17 October, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said.

He has said that letting debt ceiling negotiations run too close to the deadline "could be very dangerous", while financial sector leaders have warned a default would "ripple" through the world economy.

On Sunday, the head of the International Monetary Fund said defaulting on the nation's debt could tip the world into another recession.

"If there is that degree of disruption, that lack of certainty, that lack of trust in the US signature, it would mean massive disruption the world over," Christine Lagarde said in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press.

'Extortion'

Congress and US President Barack Obama have also failed to reach an agreement regarding a partial government shutdown, now in its third week.

A wide swath of government services closed for business after Congress missed a 1 October deadline to pass a budget, with Congress unable to agree a law to keep the government funded.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees were sent home and government offices closed.

Republicans refused to approve a new budget unless President Obama agreed to delay or eliminate the funding of the Affordable Care Act, his signature healthcare reform law of 2010.

Mr Obama has refused to budge on the matter, accusing Republicans of "extortion" in using the shutdown and the nation's debt limit as leverage in negotiations.

BBC © 2013


miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2012

Los judíos que rezan en una mezquita


Patricia Tomasulo, católica practicante y nieta de italianos, logró que el Centro Cultural Islámico de Estados Unidos albergara una sinagoga ultraortodoxa.

"Los vecinos judíos se habían quedado sin un lugar de culto y sin dinero para alquilar un local, y los vecinos musulmanes tenían espacio de sobra", explica Tomasulo a BBC Mundo.

La sinagoga Beis Menachem se sitúa en la planta baja del Centro Cultural Islámico, y comparte fachada con la escuela islámica y la guardería Barack Hussein Obama. La mezquita ocupa todo el primer piso, justo encima de la sinagoga.

"La comunidad judía del barrio me produce mucha admiración y es un honor y una experiencia muy positiva tenerlos aquí", afirma el imán Moussa Drammeh a la BBC mientras muestra las aulas de la guardería.

"El Corán dedica su capítulo 2 verso 62 a los judíos, los cristianos, los sabeos, quienes creen en Alá y en el último Día, y obran bien", asevera el imán y añade: "Tenemos la obligación de querer a nuestros hermanos, quien diga lo contrario no sigue el Corán y es un hipócrita".

"El Corán nos empuja a relacionarnos con buenas personas, ¿Con quién debería juntarme?", se pregunta el imán: "¿Con personas de mi misma religión pero que hacen el mal?".

"Un musulmán de verdad no hace daño a los cristianos y a los judíos", explica mientras abre la puerta para que los dos jóvenes rabinos de la sinagoga puedan entrar cargados con comida kosher y con la Torah, sus textos sagrados.

En una visita al centro un viernes por la tarde, antes de la puesta de sol, el imán y su congregación preparaban una cena halal mientras comentaban el noticiero de un canal de televisión iraní, y el rabino y su congregación se disponían a celebrar el Sabbat en una sala contigua.

"El imán Moussa Drammeh nos ha hecho sentir muy a gusto aquí y estamos felices de tener un espacio para celebrar el Sabbat y nuestras fiestas religiosas", explica a BBC Mundo el rabino Meir Kabakov, quien se reúne con su congregación y con alumnos de estudios rabínicos los viernes, los sábados y todas las fiestas religiosas.

El Centro Cultural Islámico, situado en un edificio que una década atrás era el taller mecánico del barrio, también cede sus aulas para clases de judaísmo que se imparten a mujeres a lo largo de la semana.

Sesenta kilómetros para rezar

La mayoría de las sinagogas que había en el Bronx han cerrado en los últimos años.

El rabino no vive en el Bronx, sino en Brooklyn, y todos los viernes se desplaza treinta kilómetros cargado con la Torah y comida kosher para poder reunirse con la comunidad de judíos ultra ortodoxos de la zona, la mayoría octogenarios. Tras la puesta de sol no puede regresar a Brooklyn en automóvil o transporte público ya que es contrario a su religión utilizar vehículos a motor durante el Sabbat, y hace el trayecto de más de cuatro horas a pie cargando de vuelta la Torah.

"Me impresiona que caminen bajo la nieve, la lluvia, el viento o el sol para reunirse con su congregación", indica el imán mientras se prepara para celebrar una cena con comida halal en el comedor del centro.

En los últimos años la comunidad judía de esta parte del Bronx ha envejecido y los jóvenes se han mudado a otros barrios y a las afueras de Nueva York. Las decenas de sinagogas del barrio han ido cerrando a medida en que se han quedado vacías.

Leon Bleckman, un vendedor jubilado, solía acudir a la sinagoga de Young Israel, que se vio obligada a cerrar en 2008 por falta de dinero. La católica Tomasulo y un grupo de alumnos de estudios rabínicos consiguieron que el Centro Cultural Islámico les cediera un local.

"Tener un lugar de culto es un derecho fundamental", dice Tomasulo, quien acude todos los domingos a una iglesia que está a la vuelta de la esquina pero imparte clases de tolerancia religiosa en el centro islámico.

"Ahora este es el único espacio donde puedo celebrar las festividades judías en el nordeste del Bronx", indica Leon Bleckman a BBC Mundo mientras se ajusta una gorra con la palabra Bronx en la visera.

"La experiencia no podría haber sido más positiva y es un ejemplo a seguir, si tenemos en cuenta lo que está pasando en el Medio Oriente", concluye Bleckman mientras saluda a uno de los niños que estudia en la escuela islámica: "Me gustaría que los niños de las escuelas públicas del barrio fueran tan educados como los alumnos de este centro".

BBC © 2012


miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2012

2 Samuel 22:17-18: He reached down from on high and took hold of me...

He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. – 2 Samuel 22:17-18


jueves, 12 de enero de 2012

Adiós Firefox, ¿Hello Skynet?

Es con gran pesar que he tomado la decisión de dejar de usar Mozilla Firefox y empezar a usar Google Chrome como ni navegador predeterminado.

Uso Mozilla Firefox desde la versión 0.0001 alpha !!! :-) pero, hoy por hoy Chrome se siente como un navegador mucho más moderno, y Firefox empieza a parecer viejo, lento y feo.

Seguía con Firefox por lealtad (?) y por las extensiones, ya todas las extensiones que usaba en Firefox están disponibles en Chrome o tienen una extensión equivalente.

Creo que a pesar de las buenas intenciones de la fundación Mozilla, lo$$$ $$$entimiento$$$ los tiene Google, y con una casi inagotable chequera, han hecho un trabajo genial con Chrome.

Me imagino que algo tendrá que ver que tengo un móvil con Android y he visto el gran trabajo que también han hecho en ese frente (aunque la GUI sea una descarada copia de iOS).

Alguna vez le dije a un amigo "Google is evil", aún lo pienso, probablemente abandone mi cuenta de Yahoo! tambien (por razones parecidas a las del cambio de navegador) por la de gmail, y si hasta yo, que cuando sea grande quiero ser geek, que trabajo con Tecnología, estoy cayendo en las redes de Google, ¿que estará pasando con otros usuarios de tecnología que no trabajan en tecnología?

La pelea es, y esto no es secreto, el tiempo que uno invierte (¿desperdicia?) en los sitios de uno u otro gigante de la tecnología: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter y otros. Mientras mas tiempo pases en determinada red, mas información tienen de ti, de lo que haces, de lo que te interesa, de tus contactos y con eso mismo te pueden bombardear con publicidad.

{Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter y otros} is evil porque con toda esta información acumulada podrían ¿crear una supercomputadora que domine los humanos y que solo sea controlada por Google?, ¿robots que tengan precargada toda esa información y puedan dominar los humanos y que esos robots solo sean controlados por google? lease Skynet, Terminator, pueden hacer cualquier cosa...

Pero esto no pasará porque el Señor no nos desampara, and the evil never wins...

Posted from Google Chrome 16.0.912.63 :-)


miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2011

Tobymac - Hold On



Wake up to the morning light
wipe away the lonely nights
let a brand new day wash over you,
Wanna see you smile again
show some love to your crazy friends
wipe your tears away
those days are through

If you move just a little bit closer you can put your head on my shoulder
Yeah, yeah

[Chorus:]
So baby hold on
just another day or two
I can see the clouds are
moving faster now
and the sun is breaking through
If you can hold on, to the one that's holding you
there is nothing that can
stop this crazy love
from breaking through

We're breaking through
We're breaking through

Wake up to the morning sun
thank the Lord for the
things He's done
lift your eyes up to the
hope that's ever true
Wanna see you smiling girl
you're a light in this jaded world
wipe away those tears
this one's for you

Come on, move a little bit closer, you can put your head on my shoulder
Yeah, yeah

[Chorus]

And the stars are up there
shining for you
oh, the Father does adore you
His love will never change
And you and I
we were born to follow
the hope that will lead us to tomorrow
and no one can take it away

So baby hold on
just another day or two
I can see the clouds are
moving faster now
and the sun is breaking through
If you could hold on
to the one that's holding you
there is nothing that can stop this crazy, crazy love from breaking [x2]

You see the clouds are
moving faster now
the clouds are moving faster

You see the clouds are
moving faster now
And the sun is breaking through

We're breaking through


martes, 9 de agosto de 2011

Pfizer to pay £50m after deaths of Nigerian children in drug trial experiment


Out of court settlement in the case that inspired 'The Constant Gardener'

By Daniel Howden, Africa Correspondent

Monday, 6 April 2009

A divorce case was all that passed for excitement at Richard P Altschuler's "kinda small" lawyer's office in West Haven, Connecticut, when the phone rang nine years ago. On the other end of the line, a world away in the heat of Nigeria, was Etigwe Uwo, a young lawyer with "an incredible story about Pfizer". The Lagos attorney was going to take on the largest pharmaceutical company in the world in an unprecedented class action pitting African parents against an American corporate giant. And he needed help.

Mr Etigwe had chosen Mr Altschuler because, back in 1979, the Connecticut lawyer had successfully defended a friend of the Nigerian. The unlikely pair were about to embark on a marathon journey into the world of "big pharma". Nine years on and their efforts have finally been rewarded with a reported $75m (£50m) settlement, the terms of which are likely to be released this week.

If it sounds like the script of a Hollywood blockbuster that's because it was this story that prompted John Le Carre to write The Constant Gardener, according to Mr Altschuler.

In real life it was to Nigeria, not Kenya, that Pfizer turned. In 1996, the company needed a human trial for what it hoped would be a pharmaceutical "blockbuster", a broad spectrum antibiotic that could be taken in tablet form. The US-based company sent a team of its doctors into the Nigerian slum city of Kano in the midst of an appaling meningitis epidemic to perform what it calls a "humanitarian mission". However the accusers claim it was an unlicensed medical trial on critically-ill children.

A team of Pfizer doctors reached the Nigerian camp just as the outbreak, which killed at least 11,000 people, was peaking. They set themselves up within metres of a medical station run by the aid group Médecins Sans Frontières, which was dispensing proven treatments to ease the epidemic.

From the crowd that had gathered at the Kano Infectious Diseases Hospital, 200 sick children were picked. Half were given doses of the experimental Pfizer drug called Trovan and the others were treated with a proven antibiotic from a rival company.

Eleven of the children died and many more, it is alleged, later suffered serious side-effects ranging from organ failure to brain damage. But with meningitis, cholera and measles still raging and crowds still queueing at the fence of the camp, the Pfizer team packed up after two weeks and left.

That would probably have been an end to the story if it weren't for Pfizer employee, Juan Walterspiel. About 18 months after the medical trial he wrote a letter to the then chief executive of the company, William Steere, saying that the trial had "violated ethical rules". Mr Walterspiel was fired a day later for reasons "unrelated" to the letter, insists Pfizer.

The company claims only five children died after taking Trovan and six died after receiving injections of the certified drug Rocephin. The pharmaceutical giant says it was the meningitis that harmed the children and not their drug trial. But did the parents know that they were offering their children up for an experimental medical trial?

"No," Nigerian parent Malam Musa Zango said. He claims his son Sumaila, who was then 12 years old, was left deaf and mute after taking part in the trial. But Pfizer has denied this and says consent had been given by the Nigerian state and the families of those treated. It produced a letter of permission from a Kano ethics committee. The letter turned out to have been backdated and the committee set up a year after the original medical trial.

At stake at one point last year was more than $8bn in punitive damages being sought in a string of cases, as well as potential jail terms in Nigeria for several Pfizer staff. "There has been a complex web of cases with proceedings in Connecticut, New York, Lagos, Abuja and Kano," Mr Etigwe said. "The strategy of big companies when they are dealing with smaller opponents is to stretch the process, to overwhelm us until we are ready to accept whatever they want to offer." Trovan never became the blockbuster that Pfizer had hoped for and it is no longer in production. The EU has banned the drug and it has been withdrawn from sale in the US.

It appears that Pfizer has finally ended the public relations nightmare with Friday's settlement. But the Trovan battle may not be over yet.

At the end of January 2009, a New York appeal court ruled Mr Etigwe and Mr Altschuler's case could be heard in the US. The Connecticut attorney says it could still go ahead. "Our case is firmly embedded in the US ... so a Nigerian settlement does not foreclose our case. But this is very good news. I'm glad we remained the constant gardener and could see this come to fruition."

©independent.co.uk