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Try to Price Gouge the City of Biloxi and See What Happens... - Salvador Dali in a lawn chair.
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Try to Price Gouge the City of Biloxi and See What Happens...
I can't wait 'til I find out the name of the company who tried to price gouge the entire city of Biloxi. I will swear a lifelong oath to give their name such black notoriety that it will forever be spoken as a curse, long beyond living memory. It will be a parable of how not to fuck with a wounded city who's just pissed enough to can your re-negging, self-serving, get-rich-on-other-people's-pain ass.
City officials have fired the FEMA-certified contractor who was on standby to remove debris following a hurricane.

Along came Katrina and the contractor wanted more money, Vincent Creel, city spokesman, told the Sun Herald on Tuesday.

"The one we had on standby - he was awarded the contract in June - wanted to change the terms of the contract," said Creel. "We can't have that."

But Biloxi won't be without help to remove the trash Katrina created. The city has temporarily hired the second-lowest bidder to perform the work during a 70-hour period to allow other contractors to bid on the job.

"The one we had on standby had agreed to get X-amount of dollars per cubic square yard of debris removed," said Creel.

Now, the contractor has asked for hourly wages and a mileage allowance, said Creel.

"We can't allow that."

The name of the contractor was not immediately available, nor was the price the city agreed to pay per cubic square yard.

mood: distracted by carnage & worry
music: Go Away Duncan Sheik!

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tanyad From: tanyad Date: September 2nd, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC) (link)
What the fuck is wrong with these people? Jesus on a stick... I thought the pandering colleges here are doing on list serves for NACAC and IACAC were rude.

Damn these people... the scams have started already.

Glad you are safe my friend, hope everything works out well for you and your family.
jopasm From: jopasm Date: September 2nd, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC) (link)
I've heard rumors that the chain hotels in Oxford were told to add "surcharges" to the rooms here right after the hurricane hit. Basically jack up the prices - so it's not limited to just the Coast.
sxyblkmn From: sxyblkmn Date: September 2nd, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC) (link)
hey cutie, glad you're still doing good

i'm linking you on my lj too. seems like we're all working in getting the news out
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