I’m predicting that the dust-up concerning Sarah Palin’s youngest child, Trig, is all fabricated. Bloggers like one at The Daily Kos are going so far as to declare that he is definitely the child of her 16 year-old daughter, Bristol. But they don’t let silly little things like concrete evidence deter them. They have no real proof. Just speculation and some pictures they think are sketchy.
Here’s the “evidence” cited in support of the ridiculous claim:
- Sarah Palin waited to announce the pregnancy until March, when she was about 7 months along
- None of her staffers knew or suspected that she was pregnant Continue reading
No, it’s not what you think.
- I’m not insulted that she chose to bring into this world the precious life that God was kind enough to give to her and her husband. No, an abortion (baby killing) wasn’t preferable.
- I’m not insulted that Sarah returned to work 3 days after having her baby. I think adults can make good choices regarding the care of their children, even when they’re at work. (I’ve never heard anyone chastise a father for returning to work 3 days after his child was born.) Continue reading
This isn’t the first reader commenting here about their ability to get a refund from ShopToEarn (aka ShopToEarth). If you sign up as a member, there is apparently a clause which offers refunds, but members seem to have a hard time actually getting their money back.
This member said: Continue reading
Guest post by Craig Hansen
The fine folks at United First Financial (UFF) have come out with a new version of their Money Merge Account (MMA). It’s version 4, and it’s marketed as something that uses… factorial math! And promoters are saying the software does over 3 million calculations each time you use it to analyze a purchase.
Consumers are being tricked into thinking UFF has a magic bullet, and are plunking down $3,500 for the “chance” to use the software! Continue reading
I hate mutual funds. Check this out:
Out of almost 2,100 diversified retail U.S. stock mutual funds that are open to new investors, just 17 have positive returns for both the past 12 months and year-to-date, according to investment researcher Morningstar Inc.
Less than 1% of mutual funds are in the black for the last 12 months. How is that possible with “professionals” running them?
This is priceless. CNN.com has a commentary by Paul Begala on John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin for his running mate. He says in part:
Palin a first-term governor of a state with more reindeer than people, will have to put on a few pounds just to be a lightweight. Her personal story is impressive: former fisherman, mother of five. But that hardly qualifies her to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.
What about Obama? He is completely unqualified to be president, but we’re supposed to ignore that. Let’s face it, neither Obama nor Palin have national or international political experience.
But Palin has actually accomplished things in her political career, unlike Obama who couldn’t even be bothered to vote yes or no on a couple hundred bills (opting instead to vote “present” which gets him out of having to decide).
So yes, Palin may lack political experience. But she has no less experience than Obama. And she’s actually made big changes in Alaska during her tenure there. What had Obama accomplished? We’re still waiting for his supporters to name even one thing.
Well, well, well. Leonard Clements, defender of Usana to his death, former “executive” of multi-level marketing company Zenza, failed business owner… is now a Usana distributor.
But he’s not just any distributor. No, any distributor number would not do for Len Clements. He’s got the number 47278, which is an old, old number. (We’re talking 15 years old.) Why would someone want an old number? Because it comes with an established downline.
This distributor number formerly belonged to Christine Cunningham, who was a Silver Director.
How do you new distributors feel about the ability of Len Clements to get his hands on an established downline? Continue reading
Banking 101 – If you’re “using the bank’s money” it means you’ve borrowed it from the bank and you’re going to pay interest to “use” it. You don’t get to use it for free.
The United First Financial Money Merge Account supposedly uses “the bank’s money” to help you pay off your mortgage faster. After paying the $3,500 admission fee, you use Home Equity Loan (HELOC) funds to pay down your mortgage, and then you use your paycheck to pay down the HELOC. (Confused yet?)
The idea (sort of) is that instead of putting your paycheck into a checking account and letting the money sit there until you need it to pay bills, you can use the Money Merge system to “put your money to work for you”. Essentially, until you actually need that cash, it’s being used to reduce what you owe on your house. So you get a week or two of reducing your interest on your mortgage through this money shuffle. Continue reading
One of the most common forms of “training” offered to members of multi-level marketing companies (also known as direct sales, pyramid schemes, dual marketing, networking marketing, etc) is Overcoming Objections. Why is that such a key? Because all of the ones that I’ve seen have overpriced, underperforming products, and consumers are usually pretty quick to see that.
So distributors, agents, representatives, or whatever they’re called must be skilling in overcoming every single objection you could have. In Mary Kay, consultants are trained: “No does not mean no. It means that she needs more information.” Clearly, the only answer that is accepted is “yes.”
United First Financial trains its “agents” in the fine art of overcoming objections, and today I’m going to share with you a couple of them. Continue reading
I know you’re not surprised anymore. I’m not surprised. Milwaukee Public Schools officials spent district money to go to a conference in Philadelphia, and the employees didn’t even attend the conference.
The problem is that when you’re wasting thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to do it, someone needs to be held accountable. I’m not surprised at this. MPS teachers don’t even go to the annual “convention” that they’re supposed to attend. A few peons show up and fraudulently sign in for others who don’t go. So it’s clear that cheating in regards to conferences/seminars is a systemic problem in MPS. Continue reading