Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Terror Group Gets 'A' Rating From Better Business Bureau?

  1. #1
    Slayer of the DP Newsbot
    danarhea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:02 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    39,751

    Terror Group Gets 'A' Rating From Better Business Bureau?

    The Better Business Bureau, one of the country's best known consumer watchdog groups, is being accused by business owners of running a "pay for play" scheme in which A plus ratings are awarded to those who pay membership fees, and F ratings used to punish those who don't.


    To prove the point, a group of Los Angeles business owners paid $425 to the Better Business Bureau and were able to obtain an A minus grade for a non-existent company called Hamas, named after the Middle Eastern terror group.


    "Right now, this rating system is really unworthy of consumer trust or confidence," said Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal in an interview to be broadcast as part of an ABC News investigation airing tonight on 20/20.

    You know, this really pisses me off on two levels:


    1) The company I formerly worked for was a member of the BBB, and we won 6 BBB Awards for Excellence, 2 or those awards being the Pinnacle Award. How hard is it to get the Pinnacle Award? Out of about 20,000 HVAC companies in Southeast Texas, only ONE Pinnacle Award is given out each year. And we got it twice. But now I have to ask, for what, if the awards put us in the same company as Hamas?


    2) F- ratings are always given out to companies that do not respond to customer complaints. But, according to the article, F- ratings are now sometimes given out to those who don't "pay to play"? If this is true, then this is totally reprehensible, and maybe someone needs to file a BBB complaint against the BBB.


    Put both of these points together, and the credibility of the BBB, and it's membership, drop dramatically. I know that the economy is tough, but if the BBB can't stay in business honestly, then maybe they should just go out of business. After all, if the BBB cannot even live according to it's own mission statement, then something is terribly wrong. As much as I have supported the BBB in the past, the time has come for me to stop supporting them, at least, until they get back on track, and start acting like.... well, the BBB.


    Article is here.

    Afterthought - That the BBB has chosen to give a fictitious company named "Hamas" an A- rating is somewhat ironic, if they are terrorizing companies into paying in order to receive a better rating. If the shoe fits.................... Economic terrorism is also terrorism. Sure, nobody is being bombed to death, but an F- rating might as well be a bomb, if the company goes out of business because it didn't pay.
    Last edited by danarhea; 11-13-10 at 03:46 AM.
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

  2. #2
    Outer space potato man

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    51,803

    Re: Terror Group Gets 'A' Rating From Better Business Bureau?

    You understand that they didn't actually give an A- rating to the terror group Hamas, right? It was a (fake) company that happened to be named Hamas.

    The real issue is that the BBB is horse****, and has been for a long time.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

  3. #3
    Slayer of the DP Newsbot
    danarhea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:02 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    39,751

    Re: Terror Group Gets 'A' Rating From Better Business Bureau?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You understand that they didn't actually give an A- rating to the terror group Hamas, right? It was a (fake) company that happened to be named Hamas.

    The real issue is that the BBB is horse****, and has been for a long time.
    Of course, I understand that. The issue is that the BBB gave a fictitious entity (read my post again, I said it was fictitious) an A- rating.
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

  4. #4
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,048

    Re: Terror Group Gets 'A' Rating From Better Business Bureau?

    The BBB is a business like any other. It was started by free market advocates who believed the free market could regulate itself. There's no discrepancy in its tactics. It holds the reputation of various businesses hostage so they all pay up to have a good image. If you ask me it's a brilliant use of the free market.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  5. #5
    White trash on dope.
    d0gbreath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    8,875

    Re: Terror Group Gets 'A' Rating From Better Business Bureau?

    If you ask me, it's extortion.
    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    The systems that ensure freedom and liberty are breaking down and fundamentalism is growing. Nobody is righteous anymore.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •