Questions About Vesta Corporation

Corporate extortion

Advice needed on resolving what I consider essentially an attempt at extortion by Vesta Corporation (processors for prepaid Cingular cellphones). I have a very nice Cingular cellphone (costs about $250) which I use relatively infrequently but for important calls when I do use it. So I am a prepaid subscriber rather than on a monthly plan. A week ago my cellphone was essentially shut down; I can not longer refill my phone with a credit/debit card or on the website. The reason? A few months ago a friend used my cellphone to make some calls while she was moving across town. In return, she added some minutes to the phone with her credit card. No problem. Apparently something like two years ago when she was in New York she borrowed her daughter's cell phone for a week and added some minutes to that phone in return. Again, no problem. The problem? Recently someone else in New York added some minutes to that phone with a credit card and then refused the ch
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Do you think this might be a direct result to Obama buying a second term as president?

Duh? By the way, this is just a "partial" list: ING Corporation - announced 350 layoffs just 10 minutes after Mitt Romney gave his concession speech. Boeing - announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs. Lockheed Martin is laying off 123,000 workers just weeks before Christmas. Welch Allyn - a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law. Dna Holding Corp. - Global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp., warned their employees of potential layoffs, citing "$24 million over the next six years in
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Why did these companies announce layoffs just 48 hours after the election?

Why did these companies announce layoffs just 48 hours after the election? The following companies have all announced layoffs in the USA: - Westinghouse - Research in Motion Ltd. ... - Lightyear Network Solutions - Providence Journal - Hawker Beechcraft - Boeing - CVPH Medical Center - US Cellular - Commerzbank - Iberia - Momentive Performance Materials - Brake Parts - Gameforge Berlin - Vestas Wind Systems - Husqvarna - ING - Ericsson - SRA International - PerkinElmer - Majestic Star Casino and Hotel - Center for Hospice NY - Bristol-Myers - Lower Bucks Hospital - Oce North America - Corning - United Blood Services Gulf - Atlantic Lottery Corporation - Welch Allyn - Dana Holding - Stryker - Boston Scientific - Medtronic - Smith & Nephew - Abbott Labs - Covidien - Kinetic Concepts - St. Jude - Hill Rom - Darden Restaurants - JANCOA - Kroger - Caterpillar - Alcatel-Lucent - Umatilla Chemical - Rocketdyne Was it because Obama offered t
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