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Of Ponzi Schemes and Social Security

Charles Ponzi was a swindler.  You give him money and he’d pay you interest on that money by using cash from new “investors” in a deal that had only deposits and payouts and no investments.

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Revenge of the Chinese Baby Gymnasts

The 2008 Beijing Olympics are fascinating and trying — but the greatest testament against the spirit of competition is the obvious and purposeful “age faking” by the Chinese government to thwart the International Olympic Committee’s requirement that female gymnasts be at least 16-years-old during the year in which they are competing.


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Indigo Children as Snake Oil

There’s a new movement afoot in the Snake Oil business built on the tenuous and slippery stepping stones of childhood: The Indigo Child is on the rise and sitting on your front porch! You join the Indigo Child movement by purchasing a book or a DVD or access to a website and then buying into the ridiculous and immoral frame that is set against those children to falsely make them special in their parents’ eyes.

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Real Time Internet Consumer Fraud Investigations

by Terry Gardiner

This story is dedicated to helping consumers understand the pitfalls and problems involved with internet business fraud, whether it is from retail or private party transactions. I know from experience that examples demonstrating how real consumers were bilked or defrauded by cyber pirates and web thieves will help other consumers see exactly how fraudulent activities work on the internet.

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