Side Note

What the hell is it with the resurgence of these Nigerian email scams lately? Anyone else suddenly begin seeing a lot of them in their junk email folder? I can't believe it'd still be worth it. Is anyone still falling for these obvious and silly scams? Jesus, these things were around even before email. I used to get them in snail mail to my business address. I guess new crops of ignoramuses must be falling for them, or they wouldn't be wasting their time. I have an unconventional way of looking at that sort of thing. You know what? I'm not interested in spending a goddamn nickel to put these kinds of people out of business. Sure, they're thieves, I hope they all die and burn in hell, but ya gotta admit: they do serve a useful purpose in treating morons to a lesson they just might remember. I was recently at a conference in Vegas and one of the speakers was a deputy AG from Florida whose "claim to fame" was prosecuting and putting Miss Cleo out of business for "deceptive trade practices;" like, you know, failure to disclose that the "readings" they sold customers were not "actual psychic...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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