Late July 2012…

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I was called by a ‘really good friend’ who wanted me to join ZeekRewards.com (Zeek) as a way to make ‘easy money’ and that they had calculated a compound formula that would double my money every so many days…

I said it sounded like a “Ponzi Scheme” (where they incoming money pays for the ‘commissions’)

I was told that it was legal and OK and not to focus on the Penny Auction (the product that ZeekRewards was advertising)

As part of my normal review of ANY new opportunity I did some simple initial research (MLM Watchdog) and  found a wealth of information that said steer clear!

I told my friend (emailed them immediately) but they sought to continue with Zeek based upon their built-in greed meter. (They were desperate to earn fast money)

01 Aug 2012

This went onto the ZeekRewards.com Website

”This is to Inform you all that since we have to stop the Business for few Legal Issues in NC, We have paid the Fines and Penalties and We are shutting down Business for a few days and shifting our Main Office to Europe, since the Law is different there so we can resume our business from there, just keep Patience We’ll come back in the Business, Meanwhile we are launching another company (to keep your Passive Income) under Rex Venture Inc. You’ll be updated About it later Keep sharing the Blog we need your Help keep your Down lines Calm.”

17 Aug 2012

Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 2012 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze to halt a $600 million Ponzi scheme on the verge of collapse. The emergency action assures that victims can recoup more of their money and potentially avoid devastating losses.

The SEC alleges that online marketer Paul Burks of Lexington, N.C. and his company Rex Venture Group have raised money from more than one million Internet customers nationwide and overseas through the website ZeekRewards.com, which they began in January 2011.

Read the rest of the SEC Release

My Take On It All…

Before you join ANY so-called business opportunity, direct marketing, affiliate program or MLM…

  • Do your due diligence!
  • If it seems too good to be true then it probably is.
  • If there is no real product that would otherwise sell at retail the run away!
  • Review websites like ScamWatch (AU)  Snopes and USA.gov and MLM Watchdog
  • Pass it through my Seven Pillars of Business filter. If any pillar fails then leave it be and warn others.

Real Business Takes Real Effort

If you wan to start a REAL business then take a look at my Seven Pillars of Business and the Seven Pillars of Wellness and decide on real business parameters (not a scam).

Contact me if you want to learn about a real business opportunity and to get started right away.

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NeXT-computerIt was more than two decades ago that the first web page launched, and if you’re curious what the web looked like back in 1991, CERN has preserved that original site for your perusing pleasure. Created by Tim Berners-Lee on a NeXT computer, the site was a place to find information about the new and exciting World Wide Web — “a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents,” as it was described.

The preserved version has been around for some time, but isn’t an exact replica, however. CERN says that it’s a copy from 1992, and that “changes were made daily to the information available on the page as the WWW project developed.” Sadly no screenshots exist of the original page. Still, while it’s lacking in modern features like, say, images, it’s a nice reminder of how much the web has grown in a relatively short time, and a great example of preservation in the digital age.

Source: The Verge

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In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families.

Those efforts have indeed shrunk the divide. But they have created an unintended side effect, one that is surprising and troubling to researchers and policy makers and that the government now wants to fix.

As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show.

This growing time-wasting gap, policy makers and researchers say, is more a reflection of the ability of parents to monitor and limit how children use technology than of access to it.

“I’m not antitechnology at home, but it’s not a savior,” said Laura Robell, the principal at Elmhurst Community Prep, a public middle school in East Oakland, Calif., who has long doubted the value of putting a computer in every home without proper oversight.

“So often we have parents come up to us and say, ‘I have no idea how to monitor Facebook,’ ” she said.

The new divide is such a cause of concern for the Federal Communications Commission that it is considering a proposal to spend $200 million to create a digital literacy corps. This group of hundreds, even thousands, of trainers would fan out to schools and libraries to teach productive uses of computers for parents, students and job seekers.

Continue reading on nytimes.com

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The study analysed almost 35,000 […] Continue reading

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In a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers came to a surprising conclusion: hospitalizations for poisoning by prescription medication has increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2006.
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