Moving on to more productive conversations, I thought I would note that I have been on Twitter. Mainly just to get inside sports scoops fifteen minutes before everyone else, and mouthing off to various celebrities that ignore me anyway (BTW Johnathan Vilma, I'm still waiting to here how many of those nine signed affidavits saying you were a saint as a Saint still count after you take out family members and players in the same hot water as you.). But I thought I might take an idea from my friend and dissapointed hockey nut Jewels and mention a few of my blogs stating my political position on my Twitter feed. Results? Went from 9 followers two weeks ago to 4 this week. Two of them were sites that were basically roaming avdertisements, maybe three, and the others were people I didn't know anyway, but isn;t it nifty how people aren't so "friendly" once they get to know you.
Yesterday I got the latest card from The Great Postcard Campaign. I am puzzled as to who sent it, though, because it's signed "Rx" which tells me nada, and the only clue I have is that she says, "I'm not sure how long it'll take to get to you from N.I." Now, the only N.I. I have on the address list is "Northern Ireland" but I've already got one from that person. Add to that it had a big sticker overe the top of all the good stuff that basically said, "Hey, this person didn't put enough postage on it for air mail, so God only knows when you'll get it". And coming from a place that apparently doesn't put the date on their postmarks, I have know idea how long it's been. So, who ever it's from, thank you, and if anyone wants to claim it, let me know!
And since I've nothing better to do, let's see what's in the ol' spam box. Our first contestant is a repeat offender from last time. Remember I told you about the one that offered 2-3 hours a day, $2,300 a month + 8% commision to start, yada yada? This time I see WHY I got it. You see, being that I am currently looking for work (and thus counted as unemployed by Obama), I've been trying various job sites, one of them being the less-than-helpful Beyond.com. And what do I see smack in the middle of this?
"...Due to close cooperation with Beyond.com..."
Ah. Okay. Now I begin to understand why I never use any of the "tips" that Beyond.com sends me. I might point out to the sender, whether he be "legitimate" or scam, most people should be smart enough to suspect a "business" letter wherein the only way the sender is referenced- at both beginning and end- is "Mr. Kroff". Also, if you want to tell me that your company is
"... a global leader in the field of IT, Legal and Accounting outsourcing with more than a few decades of success behind us and a promising future ahead, our company remains at the top of the industry, and is poised to push the bar even higher..." it might well be smart to GIVE THE COMPANY'S NAME. Just sayin'.
Next up is the standard (and far more professionally done) version of the "the FBI is working with the Federal Government of Nigeria" scam. I found it interesting for this paragraph cribbed from the middle of the note:
"The U.S Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control, in agreement with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have observed that the high rate of scam and money laundry activities cases perpetrated, has force untold extortion of valuables, people have been asked to pay outrageous amount of money by these impostors. During the verification exercise, you are among 301 innocent victims short-listed to receive their compensation. Therefore, for your own interest and benefit, you are warned to stop further communication or dealing you have with anybody/Banks regarding the claim of your funds."
Good thinking to put the bit about the 301 victim list in there. However, since you told me not to talk to anyone about my funds (this time seven and a half million), I'm afraid I'll have to erase this letter. Buh-bye!
Finally, I got this one with the following header:
I AM AYESHA GADDAFI, THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE LIBYAN LEADER COL. MUAMMAR GADHAFI, I HAVE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL ISSUE TO DISCUSS WITH YOU WHICH I CANNOT DISCLOSE NOW, PLS GET BACK TO ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED FOR MORE INFO
|Something that looks like this came from Qaddafi's loins?|
Well, that's it for now. Hope you enjoyed!