Grandmothers & Kings: a Conversation with an Inept Scammer
Today I was contacted by one of a steady stream of dating site impostors. Their basic pattern is to establish a match, send a Yahoo! address for mail and instant messenger contact, and then start the whole spiel with the deception. I had already decided to begin playing along with something deliberately confusing but this Tega Otunba
proved particularly unskilled at pulling off any scam. Having already reported the address to Yahoo! as spam, I have no inhibition to further expose it to the address harvesting of other spammers:(Document hosted at jonlester.com)
Pages I was accessing in the course of this conversation include "Discourse and its disclosures: Yoruba women and the sanctity of abuse
," from the Questia journal and "I'm not most girls...
," a blog by a very nice young woman named Vicki.
Can you believe these people?
If recent statements by the leadership of the International Olympic Committee are any indicator of the IOC's vision and goals, then maybe it's time to question how they define peace and harmony.
Brutality in Tibet is no reason to boycott the 2008 games, according to IOC President Jacques Rogge
"We believe that the boycott doesn't solve anything," Rogge told reporters on this Caribbean island. "On the contrary, it is penalizing innocent athletes and it is stopping the organization from something that definitely is worthwhile organizing."
So the "spirit" of the games is more important than the political repression, censorship and very bad pollution that could all hurt athletes and anyone else in the area.
Do they envision a world order maintained by force and total control of information and thought?
New York Governor Mark Spitzer, who made a name for himself as a high-profile attorney general before his election to office, now finds himself in a heap of trouble
. Word is he's being given 48 hours to resign before impeachment proceedings begin.
There are some
who won't be sorry to see him go.