Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Better Late Than Later !

Maybe I'll coin that phrase...maybe not. I got a late start today so the mail's a little late but as they say........

I saw the same commercial today for the umpteenth time. It's some good scam commercials about men with foreign accents and horribly bad grasps of the English language. They approach different people, stating that they are a wealthy foreigners from distant lands and they would like to move a large sums of money into the United Sates. The problem is that they need your help and that they would be willing to give you a large sum of money for your help.

The commercial usually ends with the proposed victim of the scam telling the scammer to take a hike. It goes on to say that you wouldn't fall for this if it was done person to person, so protect yourself from scams like this that usually come from the Internet.

Usually ? I get five to ten scams like this a week. Thankfully, my email normally picks these scams up and deposits them into the spam box. The problem I have with these excellent warnings is that all of the actors who portray the scammers are of the caucasion persuasion.

Network television and sting expose's of these scams show that the majority of these scams come from Africa. A great many also come from Europe. perpetrated by people of African descent. After taking a quick refresher course on geography and the populous therefrom, I come to the conclusion that the majority of these people are black. If Television is going to subscribe to diversity, then I suggest that they call a spade a spade and mix up their ethnicity a little more.

The Pictures: Mount Everest at its finest is today's theme along with a mix of wildlife and the inevitable jokes. The island of Crete is also featured and Michael Vick gets his just rewards.

This Date In History: 1924; The first radio network broadcast to the Pacific coast allows listeners in California, Oregon and Washington to hear U.S. President Calvin Coolidge dedicate the Chamber of Commerce Building in Wasington, D.C. 1956; In Budapest, Hungarian students and workers demonstrate against Soviet domination and Comminist rule.

Birthdays: Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer and first woman to swim the English Channel (1906), The inimitable Johnny Carson, longtime host of the Tonight Show (1925), Pele, Brazilian soccer star (1940), Jim Bunning, republican senator (1931).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

                               

                    

                       

That's it for today, my little turtle doves. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

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3 comments:

nhd106 said...

Oh...I love Gazelles!!

Nancy

bamawmn46 said...

I get scam stuff from South Africa for some reason. Not as much now, thank goodness... of course, they want money.... because God told them I would... <rolling eyes...>

Have a good night!!
Toodles!
Jackie

lanurseprn said...

I get those emails, too! Sad thing...someone who isn't so bright will fall for it and lose everything.
Loved the pictures. The one of the Siberian Tigers just captured me for awhile.
Thanks,
Pam xoxox