"You Have Insurance? We Still Won't Pay."

Too often, people think that buying insurance solves all their problems. Not always. The real question is: How readily will the insurance company pay a valid claim? I am an attorney and have been handling consumer protection cases in Michigan now for 23 years. I wrote a post the other day about complaint methods that… » 9/11/14 1:00pm Thursday 1:00pm

Let's Unwind with Some Turbine Car Photos

I wrote a book about the Chrysler Turbine Car and, as a result, have a hard drive chock full 'o Turbine Car photos. I know that when we are not debating the hotter issues of the day we sometimes like to just stop and look at the pretty pictures. Am I right? Or Am I right? So, without a whole lot of words and stuff,… » 9/07/14 10:10am 9/07/14 10:10am

You haven't gotten any crazy responses here on Oppositelock? I've had some wild ones. One guy called me "racist" when I pointed out that some insurance companies deny claims based on race (I am not an insurance company), another guy (different post) called me a "prick." And right now I have a thread going with one guy… » 9/06/14 12:14pm 9/06/14 12:14pm

That's me on the right. The guy on the left did something with cars back in the day. The book in the middle is something I wrote. I crop this way down and use it as an avatar, knowing that no one (until now) knew the secret pal I have who is just outside the crop lines. » 9/05/14 12:58pm 9/05/14 12:58pm

Annoying photo? Do you mean the angry red-head? She's got 28,000 page views in under 18 hours. You may not like her but she gets results! (I got a note from someone who THANKED me for using it and told me he thought she was hot! I assumed he was joking but he told me he had a thing for redheads!) » 9/04/14 7:36am 9/04/14 7:36am

Top Five Complaint Methods Which Will Do You No Good

I encounter disgruntled and angry consumers all the time who have been ripped off by businesses big and small and are at their wit's end. Often, they have wasted time unsuccessfully complaining - using methods they read about on the internet. Here are the top five complaint methods which will most likely do nothing… » 9/03/14 1:00pm 9/03/14 1:00pm

Not-So-Good Vibrations: The Contest!

Let's play a game. I'll give you the facts and you see if you can diagnose my client's car. My client bought a brand new four-wheel-drive vehicle. He knew nothing about cars and probably never planned to take it off road like in the picture above. (The ones in traffic did not look as fun as this.) After a few weeks of… » 8/30/14 9:07am 8/30/14 9:07am

I plan on writing a piece on my current vehicle one of these days. It's an 02 Explorer with 240,000 miles on it - every mile I put on it. I suspect the KBB value of it is approaching scrap but I know that I can count on it to get me from point A to point B and it starts on the first kick every time. I am going to… » 8/28/14 12:06pm 8/28/14 12:06pm