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The Wizard   in reply to Starshine   on

I Won a Car

Congratulations!
That is a really good news!

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The Wizard   in reply to AnoraE   on

Autism Society of Minnesota

 in response to Anora Eldorath...   
Anora Eldorath, I'm sure people from AidPage Team are actually trying to help you. Perhaps it is matter of misunderstanding, but 'It is only you' doesn't mean 'you are not welcome here', rather more obvious conclusion - perhaps there is a malicious software running on your PC and it is creating these problems for you. 
 
Looking at you recent posts it is obvious that there is additional text in the end, that appears as a piece of code and I'm rather sure you are not typing it by hand. This is just the visible side effect. Most likely there also hidden control characters that affect your pages.
 
AidPage system is constantly automatically checking for such anomalies and errors and if spotted and cannot be fixed it will be deleted. That keeps the system healthier and better working for all of us.
 
In any case this is not a thing to complain about, but a situation where you or some helper should check your PC for viruses and malware.
  
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The Wizard   in reply to hoss20   on

In desperate need of help

 in response to ICEVERYTHING...   
ICEVERYTHING, I believe the Starrshine case is an unfortunate misunderstanding, but it is not 'total BULL'. 
First of all I'm using Paypal quite frequently without any problems. Second, I'm absolutely sure that the general idea of the Paypal business is clear and fair. Third, they are not in business of stealing anybody's money. However, what Starrshine is describing is not only possible, but unfortunately it happens on time to time. 
 
In order to receive any payments via Paypal one must register with them and must link at least one bank account (and a credit card account as well in order to remove some limitations) with this registration. After they verify everything, including the bank account connection then you are ready to receive payments from third party. If the third party is an honest person (company) as you are the transactions are smooth and flawless. Unfortunately, if this is not the case and the third party pays, let say with a stolen credit card, here is the trouble. If the credit card was not reported stolen on time or the information was not disseminated all the way though the chain Paypal will allow the transaction. You will see the payment in your account and everything will good for a while. In a few days when the facts become clear for Paypal they will try to stop the transaction and to recover the amount of the purchase from your Paypal account. If in the mean time you have shipped the goods and even worst already transferred all or some of the money to your bank account, and you Paypal account is nearly empty then they can freeze you linked account and pool back the amount. Such action by Paypal even though justified from their view point could be devastating for you. It may overdraw your bank account, or stop important payments to other parties, or bring unexpected bank charges. Such freezing may take rather long time and all these troubles multiply with the time. All this coupled with sometimes abrupt, unfriendly and difficult to understand response from Paypal's customer service could easily create the impression similar to one Starrshine described. 
 
There are many 'horror' stories on behalf of Paypal related cases. However, there is always reasonable and unpleasant for you explanation. In most cases these problems could be avoided if you know and pay attention to the process and be careful to follow simple rules:
 
1. Do not hurry! 
2. Wait at least 7 business days from the finalized Paypal transaction before send any goods. I know the client is waiting…
3. Wait at least 7-10 days from the finalized Paypal transaction before transfer money from your Paypal account. I know you need them now, but believe me you are better off with this need for another week and without the problems I described above.
4. If a problem occurs talk to the customer service (do not yell). If this does not help talk to a supervisor. Be persistent and keep a log of your calls and conversations. Do not let go. Make sure you clear the case before you stop.
 
In general as with everything else apply common cense, be patient and you will avoid most of the potential troubles.

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The Wizard   in reply to BobyB   on

Build the house of dreams

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kamigirl   in reply to kaya1   on

scholarship, grant, fellowship information needed

 in response to Roseb441702...   

I have read them and none give actual sites...www...etc...I am not asking someon else to do the work for me...but my school financial office says I have to find these sites on my own...I have read that alot of people giving feedback do this type of work for a living...then why won't they give us the information we are asking for....actual sites...I have tried searching and I get sites that want me to use their actual schools...Please help...If you do it for a living then it should not be hard to give us some actual sites...That is why I chose this site...

Thank you,

Kami

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kamigirl   in reply to kaya1   on

scholarship, grant, fellowship information needed

 in response to Roseb441702...   

I posted on this site and reading other peoples replies, I don't see anyone giving sited areas...just stating that they are out there...My school will not give me any information...they said I have to do that on my own...when I go on sites after filling out the info requested they send me to their college...It would be helpful for the actual site...www...etc...

 Thank you,

Kami

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kamigirl   in reply to The Wizard   on

Government Grants

Hi. My name is Kami Scheible. I am a single mother of 2 and the dad abandoned us in 2004. I am attending Modern Technology in Fountain Valley, Ca to become and Ultrasound Technician.  I did get Fafsa for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, but still have to pay back $15,000.00. Is there any grants out there for me that I don't have to pay back. I really don't think I will be able to pay back any loans when I graduate. I will have to still take care of myself and my 2 kids.

My email is kamigirl11@yahoo.com if any could please help me it would truly be appreciated.

Thank you,

Kami

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kaya1   in reply to kaya1   on

scholarship, grant, fellowship information needed

 in response to whoknew...   wow, thank you for saying what you said, i almost feel like you were standing up for me. I feel like we feel the same way about this free money issue. everyone says there is money for single mothers to go to school but really it isn't.
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scholarship, grant, fellowship information needed

I am a 25 year old single mother. I recently completed my B.A. in sociology and I am looking foward to getting my masters in criminal justice. I have a very high G.P.A. but I am having a hard time finding money for school. Any information about scholarships/money for college would be helpful for me.

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The Wizard   in reply to justanoldman   on

Computer Terms - Redneck Style


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The Wizard   in reply to The Wizard   on

About Housing Grants

 in response to swedishkiss...   
You were correct not to give them any information! 
Nobody should ask you on the phone for money or any personal info in order to qualify you for a grant. Not to mention that it is nearly impossible someone to call you and offer you grant without preliminary written request by you.

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The Wizard   in reply to AnoraE   on

Processed People?

 in response to Anora Eldorath...   

Here is an interesting piece on the same subject from an interview with Michael Pollan on PBS...

 

MICHAEL POLLAN: High fructose corn syrup contributes mightily, as do all sugars, to type 2 diabetes. And we are subsidizing cheap sweeteners in our farm bill by subsidizing corn. And so you, you see, you have a war going on between the public health goals of the government and the agricultural policies. And only someone in the White House can force that realignment of those goals. ...
 
... Well, how do you grow those giant monocultures of corn and soy? As soon as you plant a monoculture, which is all that is lots of the same thing year after year. You risk depleting the fertility of the soil. So how do you replenish the fertility? Fertilizer. How do you make fertilizer? It's made with natural gas, diesel, oil. So we actually have to spread huge quantities of oil or fossil fuels on our fields to keep the food coming. 
 
When you grow a monoculture, you also get lots of pests. They love monocultures. You build up the population of the pests by giving them a vast buffet of exactly what they're they evolved to eat. So how do you protect them? Well, you use pesticides made from fossil fuels. When you grow corn and soy, which are not exactly foods, they can't eat any of this stuff. It's raw material for processed food. You then have to process it. And so it takes ten calories of fossil fuel energy to produce one calorie of food at the end of that, you know, to make a Twinkie or something like that. It's a very fuel intensive process, with the result that all our food together, if you think of what's in the supermarket, is taking more than ten calories of fossil fuel, one calorie of food.

Look, nobody wants to see food prices go up. Nobody wants to see oil prices go up. But we understand that we are not going to change our energy economy unless we start paying a higher price for oil. We are not going to improve our health around food unless we pay the real cost of food. ...
 
... Cheap food is actually incredibly expensive. ...
 
... You know, we're catching so-called sustainable salmon in Alaska. We ship it to China to get filleted and then we bring it back here. ...
 
... We're selling sugar cookies to the country of Denmark, and we're buying sugar cookies from the country of Denmark. And Herman Daily the economist, said, 'Wouldn't it be more efficient to swap recipes?' I mean, these absurdities can't continue. ...

... When they have too much meat, when they have too much cheese, they send it to the schools, and they dispose it through our kids' digestive systems. ...

 

Full interview with Michael Pollan...

 

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The Wizard   in reply to AnoraE   on

Processed People?

 in response to Anora Eldorath...   

I don’t mind at all. You can share the info.

 

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The Wizard   in reply to AnoraE   on

Processed People?


Great post Anora!

This is not the only case of an irresponsible business practice in US, but certainly it may become the most costly one and with most dramatic effect for the entire nation.  

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is not only found in carbonated drinks but also in many different types of processed food. A new study indicates that the rise in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) intake may be one of the primary keys to the growing obesity epidemic in the US.

A staggering 3 million bottles of coke are sold every 4 minutes.

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US Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University (LSU) examined the relationship between high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) consumption and the development of obesity by analyzing US Department of Agriculture food consumption tables from 1967 through to 2000.
Among the LSU findings:
•    Obesity among US adults has risen from 23 percent to 30 percent in the past 10 years.
•    The average body weight of Americans rose slowly from 1900 to the late 1980s, at which point the average began to climb sharply.
•    The consumption of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) increased more than 1000 percent between 1970 and 1990.
•    The increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) far exceeds the changes in intake of any other food or food group.
In addition, the researchers also observed that the body doesn't process high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the same way glucose (sugar) is processed, with the result that fructose is more likely to be converted into fat.
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In animal studies, the University of California, Davis (UCD) team found that fructose consumption contributes to insulin resistance, an impaired tolerance to glucose, high blood pressure, and elevated levels of triglycerides.
And although the data in humans is not quite as conclusive as the animal trials, the researchers report that a high intake of fructose may increase body weight and encourage insulin resistance, both of which are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
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Full article…

 

On the other hand....

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently concluded that "high fructose corn syrup does not appear to contribute to obesity more than other caloric sweeteners."

Research confirms that high fructose corn syrup is safe and nutritionally the same as table sugar.

High fructose corn syrup has the same number of calories as table sugar and is equal in sweetness. It contains no artificial or synthetic ingredients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted high fructose corn syrup "Generally Recognized as Safe" status for use in food, and reaffirmed that ruling in 1996 after thorough review.

 

There we have it - it is 'Generally Recognized as Safe'. In other words, it is not going to kill us immediately...

 

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Yes we can...

 in response to W H O ~ K N E W...   

Nice, inspiring and full of hope.

 

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The Wizard   in reply to Anonymous40784   on

VOTE, don't complain !!!!

 in response to Anonymous40784...   

 

I agree with Anonymous40784!

There are way too many variables that have to be taken into account when the woman or the family is taking such a decision in one way or the other. It is ridiculous to impose artificial rule on every one – ‘have this child under any circumstances’. Rule like this is not fair neither for the mother nor the child. Giving a birth is only one part of the job. If the child is not wanted or the mother cannot take care of it what kind of future such rule paints for this child?

I would also add, currently there are much more important issues. If the economy continues further down soon we all may have serious problems feeding the kids that we already have. So, when one is choosing the main issue to vote for or against better consider again what can make or break a country.

 

 

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The Wizard   in reply to The Wizard   on

About Student Financial Aid

 in response to share1...   

Share1, you don't have to buy any CD for government grants.
There are two absolutely free options:
1. Browse the programs starting from this link: US Federal Government Grants, Scholarships, Loans, Free Services
2. Download Federal Money Retriever

In fact you can do both. In FMR is easier to make search lists, there is a pre-application wizard etc. Once you are done with FMR you may find the identified programs online on this site and to see if there is more or newer information.
 

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The Wizard   in reply to Supermario   on

Comment: I Guess Equimark Investment...

 in response to thunderxls...   

Thunderxis, Jill101 and Renee Beitel, I read the entire sequence of posts here and I feel that I should address the issue.

Thunderxis, I find the Who-Knew’s comments neither abrasive nor demeaning. It appears to me that by analyzing your rather unforgivable sequence of decisions Who-Knew was trying to help you with your next eventual endeavor in looking for loan, grant or other help. If you ask me I would have been way more abrasive talking about your decisions. It would not help you to get comment like ‘Wow, these guys were so bad! You have done nothing wrong. They are the only one to blame. Let us find them and prosecute them…’. Yes, you may feel a bit better for a moment, but it will not help you. If some of the comments are making you feel embarrassed that is good for you. If you realize how plain stupid you have acted trough the entire case, next time you may remember the feeling and be more alert for your own good.

However, I think Who-Knew was wrong in one aspect. Who-Knew was wrong to take your post as real cry for help. It appears to me all three of you - Thunderxis, Jill101 and Renee Beitel – are simply trying to advertise your site badcreditloanwarning.com in order to get some traffic. I don’t know whether or not the two women that you are referring to are real or what are their real intentions. Frankly, it doesn’t matter. Even if we assume that they are real and full with good intentions the whole idea is rather weak and half-baked. The Who-Knew’s remarks about the website and the whole idea are absolutely correct! Very little you could do (even you are planning to) in finding the conmen because of one very simple reason – virtually 100 percent of the victims don’t have the slightest idea who their contact was even less where he/she reside. If we add to the equation the foreign country factor, the possibility of finding someone is virtually zero.

Looking at the content of the web site in discussion and the way it is constructed does not bring a lot of confidence on table either. Dan, I understand that the site is still under construction but let me ask you – Why it is online then? Why do you need to publish the site map here on Aidpage? Virtually none of the links on the site are working, only 3 rather obscure pages are active, and there is not a single line real content. Even the about page which is supposed to show who is behind this website is not working. Sorry guys, but the question that is coming to my mind is – how this site is different from all other websites that setup the very same con operations that you claiming to fight?

I noticed several funny (mildly put) facts posted here and on your website:
1.    ‘DUE TO THE OVER WHELMING number of faxes coming…’ Your site was started a month ago. You have virtually no traffic on your website. Where all these faxes came from? In the pseudo phone interview of Renee she mentioned 15 people so far… it doesn’t appear that overwhelming, does it?


2.    ‘We have hired private investigators out of our own pockets…’ Forgive me but this sounds really phony combined with the info from your website: ‘Jill Beyer a single mother of 4 children… scammed out of $4,000’, ‘Renee is a mother of one, works a seasonal job… was scammed out of thousands also.’ May I ask how do you finance your operations and how you are paying to private investigator out of your pockets?


3.    Another simple yet important question: What are your qualifications, experience and skills in this field? You are offering help to other victims. How you are planning to do that? What makes you qualified? Being scammed is not exactly the experience that helps in this case. I think someone who was successful avoiding being scammed would be better suited for adviser.


4.    In her phone interview Renee is saying: ‘…they know who I am. They know my phone number, my social security number, they know where I liveI don’t care’. In his comment Dan is saying: ‘I have nothing to hide… my phone number is…’. I think only these two examples are enough to show that both of you have learned nothing of your experience (if you had such). These two examples makes you clearly unqualified to give advises on this matter.


5.    About the notion that the individual scammed amounts are not enough and that eventually putting them together will change something – c’mon guys… Are you really unaware of the facts or you are trying to bullshit us? The total amount has meaning only as a statistic. The only amount that would make a difference would be the amount of scammed money made by a single scammer. Unfortunately, you have no way to come up with such a number.


6.    Finally, another classic scam-like example: Dan says: ‘…at this time I feel it would beneficial for everyone if we moved this conversation off line…’ Actually Dan, that is the ONLY helpful thing one can do – public discussion! Talking one-to-one only opens another door for new scamming.

In conclusion, I wouldn’t advise Aidpage members to provide any private information. By the way the fax number is private information as well.

Until I am proven wrong, my feelings are that the operation behind the web site in discussion is either new scam attempt, or fruitless try of honest people who have no idea what are standing up against. Either way, it doesn’t seem reliable to me.

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