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Concentra: Are they abusing customers?

It’s not often that we take a leap and target a medical facility. Of course, it’s not often that we see as many complaints against one as that of Concentra. We began looking into this medical chain due to various reports of hostility, forcing patients to leave (some needing medical attention,) and incompetent staff/doctors.

During my investigation I made two visits. Using the most basic medical need, a drug test, I walked in without a mask, and then with one. The experience, to say the least, were interesting. Without the mask, the staff made no attempt to maintain a form of professionalism. No sooner had I walked into the door, the nurse, working the front desk had stated, “If you’re going to come in here, you must have a mask. Otherwise, you can get out.” At this point, they had no idea as to why I was there.

After going to a local shop, picking up a makeshift mask, I returned to the Concentra facility. This time their demeanor had completely changed. Though thanked me for the mask. At that point, I advised them of my article and inveatigation. Things got a bit unusual at this point. They repeatedly apologized for their rudeness, telling me it was corporate’s doing. Basically, her attitude is the fault of the company.

At that point, I terminated the drug test. Afterall, I didn’t really need one. With the knowledge obtained, I took my investigation online. I began with Facebook reviews before proceeding to reviews posted to other sites. Removing the positive reviews, what we found fell into the same categories: unprofessionalism, medical incompetence, disregard of patient needs.

The reviews talk about being denied medical treatments, doctors berating patients, employees who are rude, and the list goes on. With so many reviews sharing this commonality it isn’t surprising they average at 2.3 and an F with the BBB.

While we understand that not all employees are not a reflection of these mentioned aspects, it doesn’t change the fact that the company has something evidently wrong within its business practices and culture. Until now, WoC had ignored most of the complaints sent to us. However, this article was eventually going to happen. Seeing it first hand, it’s clear that patient respect is an issue. It’s clear that they, on an overall scale, don’t care. For a medical facility, one has to ask, “is this really the sort of environment that is condusive for patients needing assistance?”

Twitter accused of promoting pedophilia

While most social sites, such as Youtube and Facebook, take an aggressive stance against the MAP (Minor Attracted Person) community, Twitter has taken a more obscure approach. It is through this obscurity that questions began to arise, what is Twitter’s stance?

In one section of their TOS, the site claims to have a zero tolerance policy. However, within that same segment, Twitter backtracks this claim. The evidence is pictured below.

Twitter claims, in the image above, to have a zero tolerance policy toward sexual exploitation of children.
Pictured here, Twitter seemingly backsteps their “zero tolerance” policy.

The two images, in many ways, contradict one another. Twitter states they have a zero tolerance policy. Immediately after stating this, they claim discussions related to child exploitation is not a policy violation so long as it doesn’t promote the act. That opens up a pandora’s box. Aside from speaking against the act, how does one talk about it and not glorify it? This also leads to questions regarding the MAP community, who thrive on Twitter with no reprecussion to what they tweet.

Twitters “child exploitation” policy, at best, is vague in this regard. If you have a zero tolerance policy, than that should mean zero tolerance. With the exceptions that the site has allowed, they are claiming a zero tolerance policy that isn’t really a zero tolerance. The exceptions leave many loopholes opened, and it’s abundantly clear. When reporting these MAP accounts, we almost never see any reaction from Twitter. When there is a reaction, it usually ends with a few tweets being removed while the account continues to thrive. The policy boils down to incompetence, wreckless, and lacks any sort of thought as to how it should be implimented.

Local shop accused of predatory practices

UPDATE: The store in question has released a statement. We are including it here.

We understand everyone’s concern, we Will match or beat any advertisers price on any product that we carry. Business needs to carry on, We sell protective gear along with many other businesses. If we ever have a price that you think is too high we will do our best to beat or match competitors price. We sell essential ite.ms, and these products are needed by people locally because all of the supplies are going to hospitals. These products need to be available for the public and we are doing our best to bring these products to you for the best prices possible. I understand that we are under attack, but we are here to talk, and I know that if you find a better price let me know. We get these gloves from our supplier, and I think that people should understand that these products are necessary for the regular people too. We will be glad to talk to anyone about any concerns that you know. anyone commenting are doing this based on hype and not because you have been charged too much because we bring low prices. There has been a brigade against me, but I have called the Board of Health who gave me the guidelines for me to sell these essential products. We are doing a service and I hope anyone mad can give me a call or stop in for the best possible price. NOBODY that ACTUALLY knows me or visits my store will see that we will do everything possible to bring you the products that you want for the besyt possibe price.

Additional information
We recieved photographs containing the prices of items that no longer appear on the site. We are posting them here.

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Recently, the ‘Director of sales and Marketing,’ Lindsay Catherine Lorence, recieved backlash after posting, “We’ve got all the essentials! Stop by Treasure Point or hit me up! 206 Marine Drive, Anderson. 765.643.5822.” The backlash stems after it was discovered that she, acting on behalf of her business, ‘Treasure Point,’ had apparantly bought out available supplies at other local retailers before allegedly price gouging the items for resell.

The post, which amounted to a lot of controversy, shows that the small business may have been hoarding the items.

The above shown items bring even more question due to the fact the store is listed as being a ‘car stereo’ and ‘motorsports’ retailer. However, predatorial business practices, post the SARS-CoVID-2, outbreak, aren’t unheard of.

Recently, there was public outcry when a Tennesse resident began stockpiling supplies for resell on Amazon. In the end, he was forced to donate the items, currently faces charges for price gouging, and had his items removed from the site.

When looking at ‘Treasure Point’s’ previous images, we found no indication that the store, prior to the outbreak, ever carried the items they are now accused of gouging. For this reason, and due to the outcry, we reached out to the store for comment. Currently, we have gotten no response.

Sadly, unethical practices such as this are becoming all to common. For Indiana residents, the state to which this store is located, a consumer complaint can be filed with the following telephone numbers: 1.800.382.5516 or 317.232.6330. Alternatively, an online complaint can be made here.

Cyber terrorist smear campaign

We recently did a brief review of a man named John Anderson. John Anderson is a self proclaimed “pedo hunter,” a man claiming to expose pedophiles. However, it appears he does a bit more than that. When not getting his way, he begins to slander the reputations of his targets. Sound a bit familiar? It should as I myself had a similar situation in 2017.

Currently, Anderson is facing charges for making threats against multiple people online, namely death threats. In a video, posted in 2018, Anderson lists off people that he intended to kill for various reasons. Though he claims the arrest was a way to expose pedophiles, it sheds light onto his mental instability.

As I said, this is a very familiar smear campaign. We looked into the accusations made. The only portion that could be confirmed, is in regards to John Aster. Upon research, we found that there is, in fact, a John Aster on the Australian registry. However, how Meko would be “endorsing” Aster has yet to be seen; it seems to be nothing more tha a slander claim.

We made a post regarding Anderson on the WoC page. It didn’t take long for us to figure out how these people operate. Essentially, if you say anything against him, you are supporting, or endorsing, a pedophile. Below is a photo demonstrating this.

As with Meko of “The Daily Haze,” we are also accused of promoting John Aster. Keep in mind that we had no knowledge of who John Aster was, muchless ever speak to him. Because we had no clue as to who Aster was, we challenged the claim…no response was ever given.

As I said, Anderson is facing charges for making countless threats to people online… A lot of people, might I add. Anderson, is clearly unstable, as shown in a suicide video.

In this video, Anderson had apparantly called the police due to him wanting to commit suicide. When they show up, however, rather than talking to them, he goes on the offensive and begans to attack the police. At this point, we essentially ruled the video as attention whoring. It was very obvious that he had no intention of actually performing the act, he just wanted the police to show up.

So why are they attacking a journalist? From what we can tell, Anderson’s wife attempted to make contact with Meko some months back, Meko never responded. Our guess is this agitated them until they finally decided to go on the attack, of course this is a guess.

The pedophile claim requires no evidence and yet is still lethal. Once such a claim is made, it generally destroys a person’s reputation, even if it’s false. However, Anderson has more than enough dirt to discredit him, especially the video to which he threatens the lives of multiple people. While he tries to smear a creditable journalist, I fully believe it will be him who will lose.

While I write this, there are sites that appear to be gathering evidence against Anderson. It seems their intent is to pursue criminal charges for his various cyber terroristic threats. Given what we have seen thus far, we wish these sites the best of luck.

WoC calls out a cyber bully

Update: 

It was previously stated that Kevin Richards was deceased. However, a contact and friend of his has informed us that Tristan, the man accused of harassing countless people, fabricated this information. We apologize for the confusion in information.

It should stand to no surprise that this article is being made. Today, we are going to address a cyber bully by the name of Tristan Parades. Tristan, according to his own self reflections, is an aspiring talent. He does everything from teach music composition to vocals. However, if you were to check out his Youtube page, “You Can Sing Anything,” you would never guess that. Why? Because for months now, this alleged teacher with a college degree, has tormented, harassed, and even threatened people who actually do teach for a living.

Tristan’s Youtube channel is something I can only define as eerie and borderline stalking. This young “teacher,” decided he did not like how Ken Tamplin was educating people. Okay, that’s fine. However, rather than doing as most adults would do, Tristan decided to smear his name in what can only be regarded as a slanderous campaign. Worst part is, Ken isn’t his first victim…nor was he the last.

In the video pic, posted below, Tristan goes on a rather interesting rant about tongue position and vowels. This young “teacher” decides he is going to, at this point, do some instructing of his own. After a bit of a rant, he decides to discuss how, in the confines of music, tongue positions is important. However, it doesn’t end there. As I reviewed more of his videos, and even his comments, a disturbing image began to unfold.

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Another such target of this troll is Kevin Richards. Kevin Richards is very successful voice coach, he is also well known, to my understanding, in the music community. Upon Tristan fabricating his death, he showed just one element toward his disturbing behavior. In the video, “Tribute to Kevin Richards,” a man he has harassed, he is seen simply standing with a trumpet. Shortly after the video begins, he begins to play the song, “TAPS,” if you are unsure as to what this song is, it is the trumpet instrumental that is commonly heard at military funerals.

In a statement, one of his current victims shared with me her fear of this man. She stated that he was clearly unstable. I asked to see records of previous interactions with him, which I received. I will post them below.

 

YouTube Singing Drama News 2 hours ago
I hope you don’t have a criminal background. Because if your behavior continues I will be contacting your local police to be sure they keep watch on you. Your video revealing private videos of me as a teenager as well as revealing my location was incredibly disturbing. I saw you post about how you as a “loving dog owner” shoved your finger inside of your dog. Fucking disgusting.
The erratic behavior stops now. Or I will do everything within my legal power to stop it for you.

YouTube Singing Drama News 1 week ago · Shared privately
Hey I can’t respond to your last message for some reason!
You know. If you were just nicer to me and spoke to me like we were equals instead of threatening to have me arrested and homeless, it would help my ADHD focus a little better. I just don’t respond well to excess stimulation like that, I wind up making silly videos when I get stressed 😛.
Thanks brah! 🙂

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Anonymous March 1 week ago
Get help Tristan and stop harassing people. I don’t have to be nice to you. I don’t like you. And making silly videos could be your downfall.
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YouTube Singing Drama News 1 week ago
I can’t help it I can’t afford my medicine cause I’m going to be homeless I have to move. I’ll have to make videos in my car !!
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Tristan, by his own admission, is on medication for an unknown condition. However, given some of the horrid things stated above, we have a fairly good idea as to why. He accuses his victim of committing sexual acts with her dog while, at the same time, telling her to stop the erratic behavior; the bully believes his victim is the bully? At this point, we can only surmise what’s going on in his head.

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According to Tristan, a Robert Lunte filed a false DMCA claim against him. However, I saw the video that he is referring to. In the video, he used portions of Robert’s video as a means to slam and slander him. It is with this in mind, Robert had a legal right to file the DMCA. However, clearly Tristan is not familiar with how DMCA works. In short, you can use it as a parody (The Parody Act,) or as a means to make a commentary. However, you cannot use it to deface the person and their image.

Furthermore, you cannot make profit from Youtube for the types of videos posted above. If you check some of the images, you will notice, on the play bar, a yellow line. This means he is collecting ad revenue. But how can he be collecting ad revenue if he is slandering people? Because, clearly, Youtube is selective on who can and cannot get it. In the past, I have seen videos, and even channels be shutdown, for posting things such as what Tristan posts. Why is it they got shut down and not him? They only shut down a channel, revoke ad revenue, etc. if there are enough reports against it. In short, report him.

Furthermore, what he is doing is illegal. All 50 states have anti-bullying laws; most have anti cyber-bullying laws as well. Although, according to sources, police are aware of the situation, as of the time of this writing, nothing has been done. Meanwhile, his victims must deal with the mental anguish of his constant harassment, threats, and slander. But, because these people are vocal trainers, have credentials, and are successful, it also falls as Defamation of Character as it can hurt their business and income.

Defending Freedom.

You hear it in propaganda almost on a daily basis. “Defend freedom, be a soldier.” I heard this phrase recently on the television and it got me thinking, “If they care so much about our troops, why are they always being shafted?” The double standard that I have noticed within our country, especially when it comes to our troops, is they glorify soldiers while cutting their benefits, sending them to wars that they should not be in, and then burning the families of the fallen. I don’t know about you, but I see this as something that is of great concern.

I remember growing up and hanging out with the old school vets. You know the ones in which I’m speaking of. They had this mentality of “you mess with me and I’ll rip every limb from their sockets.” Yeah, they were awesome. But I also recall them talking about how their benefits were being cut and how they couldn’t afford their medications, doctor bills, etc. At the time I didn’t understand what this meant. As I grew up, most of these men grew older and died. The thing that really pissed me off about this was how little the Government helped the families who couldn’t afford the burials; in my eyes, something was seriously fucked up with this.

I have wished for years the Government would make an advertisement that was a bit more accurate. In fact, I have the perfect script: “Become a soldier, fight for yours, and everybody else’s, country. die and be a hero but don’t expect us to help ya’ll out. Expect pay cuts as well as benefits cuts as we cannot manage money.” I dunno, think it’s a bit more accurate? I do.

The other thing that bothers me is the sight of a homeless vet. I recently went to Nebraska and had this honor of meeting some of these great men. One in specific has been fighting for his benefits for years; so far, the Government is giving him hell. I threw him what money I could, thanked him for his service, and continued with my business. However, this man never left my mind. He looked like something from Duck Dynasty with a long ragged beard and firm to heart religion, but it didn’t change the fact he had been shafted by the very nation he swore to serve. it’s as I said, ” something is seriously fucked up here.”

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