Gene Steinberg's Financial Shenanigans @ Paracast forums

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  1. The shadow

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    hey where is Anders where is the great revanp?
    what happened to it?
    where is it?
    Deep in the depths of a fleabag hotel room sits Anders/Gene.
     
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  2. Trevor Hill

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    I heard that when Gene and Bab's have (rare) guests over for dinner that she finally finishes making it and instructs Gene to go and prepare the table. So he goes in and warns them about her cooking.
     
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  3. Trevor Hill

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    Maybe they get kicked out of each hotel because Barb sets the smoke alarm off every time she cooks. Lol
     
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    No exclamation point!

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  5. goblin

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    Hmmm, so the storage space bill returns as a concern. I figured that ship had sailed.

    Wow, he claims his cell phone bill is "several months late"? Where does his money go?

    God only knows what that "There's more" reference conceals. I mean, if he's being honest about the bills he does list here.

    Despite believing firmly Gene made his own bed, lately I have wondered if he's just lost the plot due to aging and is completely mismanaging his affairs to the point where he'll be sleeping between flattened cardboard boxes soon. But then the "good news" is he could be wildly exaggerating a lot of things here and may have the resources to be just fine, if he'd just prioritize things and scale his ambitions back to the attainable. And if he seriously is as out of control as he seems, it's not a matter for his email lists to resolve.
     
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  6. Standingstones

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    Most utilities won’t cut off your service completely if you make a partial payment. Steinberg has to know this. Either he is woefully ignorant or has blown all his monthly funding. I wish you could hold his feet to the fire and find out where all that money goes each month. That is the one big secret he won’t reveal.
     
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  7. Standingstones

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    He better hope there is an old fashioned pay phone nearby!
     
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  8. goblin

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    You'd think if the world has one expert on how things work when you don't pay your bills, that would be Eugene Steinberg.
     
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  9. GhostofBiedny

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    Would be great if it were true because I believe restricting Gene's ability to play with his phone might actually hurt him more than many other things. That kind of pain is the only thing that I believe has any chance of "helping" Schemey.

    Once he is completely cut off from the online world and thrown out of the motel it might actually enter his thick skull to try to do something to change things and start living a more frugal life.

    That said, knowing this is Schemey he might still be making luxury car payments and eating every meal out whilst living out of a cardboard box.

    Now getting back to reality I don't buy the idea that he has not been paying his phone bill.

    Given we know how addicted he is to the latest gadgets it makes absolutely zero sense. Further cell phone companies are known to be very aggressive with people who don't pay - it would be one of the few things he would prioritise.

    Even if he didn't, he couldn't go months without paying. Indeed from personal experience I have found that if there is even a slight delay in payment (e.g. due to a bank error) they can remotely cut you off (so that you can only make and receive emergency calls) until you bring your bill up to date. They are really aggressive with this because it costs them nothing (it's automated) and people usually find a way to pay as soon as they get cut off, given how much of their lives are based around their mobile phone.

    Further if you are having difficulty paying they normally recommend you switch to a lower plan or even a pay as you go plan. They aggressively push this sort of thing so that they can keep customers paying something.

    So like most things Schemey related this is probably a lie.
     
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  11. The shadow

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  12. erickson

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    I passed it on the the SGRC account but generally the limited distribution emails don't get posted there. Although I have uploaded a screenshot of a message from Gene in the past, I don't want to fill the media on my account with Steinberg. I generally save that for travel photos or things that are even more interesting than Gene.

    I was tempted to offer Gene some helpful advice: use a phone with a cheaper plan. But I am out of the advice business. And I doubt he is even going to go to the senior center today for a free meal of creole chicken breast.
     
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  13. goblin

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    I guess he needs some sort of smart phone at least, that can run the Uber or Lyft driver app, if he's going to keep driving for cash. But there may well be cheaper options than what he is using, of course. He likes his gadgets.
     
  14. goblin

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    And also while living out of that cardboard box...
     

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  15. GhostofBiedny

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    That's not why he needs it. He doesn't do any significant driving for ride sharing services (if at all). He needs the phone for internet trolling, gambling and talking to people who wish to pay his bills so that he can get them to pay him directly and upsell them to donate more. He probably also needs it to find his way to the most expensive restaurants so he can blow as much money as possible when he eats out. Oh and doing the show obviously.
     
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  16. GhostofBiedny

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    Looks like getting new guests is becoming a problem hence the "Roundtable" and no announcement of who is being included.

    I'll take some guesses that it might include Don Ecker (codename Pecker - seems to be Gene's only pseudofriend) and Red Pill Junkie (since I don't think any Ufology roundtable in history has occurred without him, he seems to love the sound of his own voice and he has no problem with Gene's scams). Maybe they can bring Goggs back from the dead to make up the numbers too. Maybe Gene can coax his enabling ex wife in there too if he is really desperate.

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  17. goblin

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    Taking calls by Skype seems like an interesting risk for Gene. Some may fuck with him. Not that I would but, others may. It's not like this sorry band doesn't deserve it.
     
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  18. erickson

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    The exclamation point is back when the email from this morning was sent to a wider list. I guess the first list did not come through. So now we know that it is serious.
     
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  19. The shadow

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    number 212 ok
    AT&T allows up to 60 days before disconnect.
    I predict the facility would be paid by the 21st.
     
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  20. The shadow

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    Gene pays his bills. to the casino
     
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