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..it may be different, but it's not a scam
Posted By: Cee In Response To: Re: website claiming cash to your door daily (Michael J McMillan)
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at 4:10 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: website claiming cash to your door daily (Michael J McMillan)
I thought about this and thought about it, and here's the deal: this is not illegal. What IS illegal are the pyramids and ponzis that fix it so that somebody at the top gets a boatload of money and the people at the bottom never win. The money "funnels" up. THAT'S illegal.
The difference is that this a real GIFT. Personally, instead of being sold a $2,000 e-book and giving me rights to it when we REALLY know we could get the info for free, at least this is honest, and it's helping people. I'd rather you just tell me to GIVE you $2,000 bucks and be straight up about it. If you walked out the door and gave a beggar $1,000 bucks and walked away, there'd be no problem, and it's not illegal. Sorry, but the govt says that you can GIVE ANYTHING you want to ANYBODY you want, and THAT'S the difference between this and that other "pyramid-put-your-name-at-the-bottom-and-move-up" stuff you're thinking about. You give it, you walk away, you tell others that they can help themselves and each other by doing the same. Period. Truthfully, if everybody did that with about $5 right now for somebody poor, there'd BE no poor. People would rather be scammed by some "can't miss marketing method" than somebody saying..."just GIVE it". Peace.
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