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Same reason why water isn't free (or reasonably priced), it falls from the sky and gathers in lakes, yet it cost just about as much as a soft drink. Marketers market the water as a 'healthy' alternative to the soft drinks and people pay for it, meanwhile it just comes out of their taps for minimal cost? So doctors and nutritionists say the "junk food" is bad for you so then the marketers of the actual healthy stuff market the healthy choice as healthy and jack up the price because people will buy it. "Organic" is another marketing scam, why would the foods cost more if the producer isn't using ...
These types of schemes have existed for at least a century, some with variations to hide their true nature. There are people who hold that multilevel marketing , even if it is legal, is nothing more than a pyramid scheme. 4 5 6 7 Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{Reflist}} template or a tag; see the .
Joel Makower: Two Steps Forward: Are Carbon Offsets More Than Hot Air?
A new report that rates providers of retail carbon offsets is out today, and even the anticipation of its publication has caused a flurry of anxiety among some of the 30 companies it reviewed. Seems that "carbon neutral" isn't just the Word of the Year for 2006 . It's also shaping up to be the Debate of the Year for 2007. The report ( Download - PDF ) -- published by the nonprofit group Clean Air-Cool Planet (CACP) and sponsored by Clif Bar, Interface, Inc., and Stonyfield Farm -- represents the first independent review of retail carbon offset providers ever undertaken, according to CACP executive director ... market research, surveys and trends
Your $7250 speakers cables are crap! Mine cost $43000. | MetaFilter
Most magazines that review audio or music gear are in the business of selling the audience to the highest paying advertisers. So of course they'll make up things like danceable cables. I can only imagine how hard they shat themselves laughing at that one over the editorial bong. Brilliant Pebbles = feng shui repackaged. Instead of redirecting the flow of qi, this jar of rocks "acts as both a vibration 'node damper' and EMI/RFI absorber, depending on application, via atomic mechanisms in the crystal structures." What an amazing scam. Seconding Deej on the money to be made by the amoral. I'm a fan of Randi, ... market research, surveys and trends


Florida - Paradise Lost: Realtors - Yet Another Marketing Scam
Will Florida ever become an affordable place to live again? Only time will tell, and you'll be able to read about the journey (to sanity, or maybe not) right here. Our friends at have taken to adding a new "survey" that pops up when you search on a zipcode and follows with a few questions. One of the first is whether you are considering purchasing a home. Okay, fair enough. But then they follow that question with this atrocity: How would you rate the overall condition of the housing market in the area where you are hoping to purchase a home in next six months? Would you rate it as (please select the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Florida - Paradise Lost: Little Empty Houses - For You and Me
Will Florida ever become an affordable place to live again? Only time will tell, and you'll be able to read about the journey (to sanity, or maybe not) right here. From Marketwatch - we've now reached an all-time high in overbuilt housing. 'WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The number of vacant homes waiting to be sold surged 34% to 2.1 million at the end of 2006 compared with the end of 2005, by far the fastest increase ever recorded, the Census Bureau reported Monday. The vacancy rate for owned units jumped to a record 2.7% from 2.0% a year earlier. From 1965 to 2005, the homeowner vacancy rate had never been above ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Corruption on a larger scale
With economic liberalisation, petty graft associated with an economy of shortages has come down, but big-time corruption has increased by leaps and bounds. CORRUPTION in some form or other prevails in most countries, and India is no exception. The first four decades of the Indian republic witnessed a parallel black market economy flourishing alongside the legit economy. Economic liberalisation in the early 90s removed most of the shackles on economic growth, thus paving the way for free competition in the marketplace, much to the relief of the vast majority of Indians. Yet, the canker of corruption did not entirely disappear; it ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Yet Another Climategate Review : Global Warming Fears Not Based on Science
“An independent report released Wednesday into the leaked “Climategate” e-mails found no evidence to question the “rigor and honesty” of scientists involved.” That seems to be the general conclusion offered by Muir Russell, chairman of the select group of political insiders who conducted the review. The review focused on “the behaviors of the scientists in the climatic research unit in the University of East Anglia,” which was at the center of the Climategate scandal. Russell provided a carefully worded public statement on the review. “Those behaviors have been commented on in the light of a release – an ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


News Release
May 6, 2008 ... and part-time “employment opportunities,” criminals have launched yet another round of ... The scam entices consumers with the promise of significant ... Bendix Name Fraudulently Connected to the Launch of Another Wave of Illegal ... letterhead for “Bendix Spicer Research Marketing,” a company that ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to speak about the growing international problem of pyramid schemes. What is striking about these schemes is that while they are very old forms of fraud, modern technology has vastly multiplied their potential for harming our citizens. The Internet in particular offers pyramid builders a multi-lane highway to world-wide recruits in virtually no time. First, let me tell you about the Federal Trade Commission. (1) The Commission is an independent government agency that Congress established in 1914. We perform a core function of government -- ensuring that free markets work. This ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Chain letters
Chain letters are illegal. Chain letters are a waste of time. Net sites which do not discourage electronic chain letters risk losing their net connections, as they have the potential for wasting great amounts of bandwidth and disk space. Chain letters are letters which promise a phenomenal return on a small effort. The simplest form of a chain letter contains a list of x people. You are supposed to send something to the top person on the list. Then you remove the top person on the list, sliding the second person into the top position, add yourself in the bottom position, make y copies of the letter, and mail them to your ...
Increase in heart beat due to green tea caffeine pills, is this ...
I just started taking these green tea caffeine diet pills. I was hoping that this would help me gain more energy at work and burn off some extra calories. So far I have not been as hungry and my energy seems to be up, but today I noticed an increase in my heart beat. My body is not use to caffeine, I pretty much stick to water, and was wondering if this increase is ok or not? I also have noticed I am having a harder time sleeping. I do not take the pills past 5 pm, is this too late? 2 months ago (Tiebreaker) Answerer 1 Stop taking those immediately and see a doctor. It sounds like you have tachycardia which is a side effect ...
How can Lavora marketing offer to get my site ...
Lavora marketing offered to get my website on the first page of Google for 5 keywords. There is one set price for the service and it is based on the use of AdWords. How can they do that? I have run Adwords campaigns myself and some have cost more than Lavora are asking for in 1 afternoon? 4/8/09 Well, with that much information provided, you are not gonna get a lot of resposne, are you :D . If they said they can get you to the top of the Search - then they are being either really really optimistic, really really cunning (deceitful) or they will cheat. There is NO way to make such a guarantee. Even if they break the guidelines ...