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All Home Based Business Leads to Herbalife

Posted by Mark on September 26, 2005

Or at least 70% of them do.
After a year of serious illness, I’m finally well enough to begin looking for work again. Like most of us, what I’d love to do is work from home. It would be great to be able to sit in my basement office doing something I love.

Trouble is, very few of the Home Based Businesses out there are real. Most lead to one company, Herbalife. Most of those work from home signs you see littering the roadways lead there. And, if you listen to the radio, you will come across Online Business Systems. Yep, Herbalife. Global Business Systems? Herbalife.

I have no desire to sell Herbalife, or any other Multi-Level Marketing item. We take Shaklee Vitamins, and they seem to help. But that’s a far cry from being “in business” with the company. At least Shaklee is up front about what they are selling. Herbalife most assuredly is not.

I’ve pretty much given up on the idea that I can work from home. My experiences trying to find something that will make money from home has been nothing but negative.

Oh yeah, better include all those “make money on EBay” offers too. Sigh.

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Hippies on Parade (and in Jail)

Posted by zaphriel on September 26, 2005

Damn Dirty Hippies

Sheehan Arrested During Anti-War Protest

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who became a leader of the anti-war movement after her son died in Iraq, was arrested Monday along with hundreds of others protesting outside the White House.

Sheehan, carrying a photo of her son in his Army uniform, rallied with other protesters in a park across the street from the White House and then marched to the gate of the executive mansion to request a meeting with President Bush.

The protesters later sat down on the pedestrian walkway in front of the White House – knowing they would be arrested – and began singing and chanting “Stop the war now!”

Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests. One man climbed over the White House fence and was quickly subdued by Secret Service agents.- source


Was this really surprising to anyone? Could it be that somewhere deep down “Mother” Sheehan is trying to resurrect her misspent youth, and recapture the glory of the Vietnam protest? Actually I don’t think it’s very deep, since she wears it on her sleeve (I bet she wishes she had been a hippie). It is a funny bit of mimicry that her handlers have produced here, trying with all their might to make it look as if there truly is a movement that in any way resembles the huge war protests from the Vietnam era. Scripted, bought, and sold on the evening news. Man does she know how to put on a show, even if everyone sees through the transparent venire.

Well anyways, speaking of loonies, do you have something to say about them? Do you dislike the ACLU and have some good essays on it? Why not submit them to the Carnival of True Civil Liberties. It’s a new carnival sponsored by Stop the ACLU, and promises to feature great posts about the fight to regain our true civil liberties and reform those who would take them away in the name of “Civil Liberties” as they interpret them.

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Evolution on Trial: Scopes II?

Posted by Mark on September 26, 2005

I’m curious what the evolutionists are so afraid of. If evolution is the only answer, then that should be obvious to all. Trouble is, it isn’t obvious, unless you present the theory without the huge gaps that Intelligent Design theorists want presented.

If you believe unquestioningly in evolution, I would ask you to examine your belief. Why do you hold that belief? Is it because you were taught it by almost every authority figure in your life, or is it because you have examined the evidence from both sides for yourself? I’m betting it’s the first one for most all of us.

Placing a gag order on schools, preventing them from teaching any other theory than evolution is wrong. It’s as wrong now as it was in the days of the Scopes Monkey Trial. Both theories should have an equal chance. Why don’t the evolutionists want to allow that?

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All Home Based Business Leads to Herbalife

Posted by Mark on September 26, 2005

Or at least 70% of them do.
After a year of serious illness, I’m finally well enough to begin looking for work again. Like most of us, what I’d love to do is work from home. It would be great to be able to sit in my basement office doing something I love.

Trouble is, very few of the Home Based Businesses out there are real. Most lead to one company, Herbalife. Most of those work from home signs you see littering the roadways lead there. And, if you listen to the radio, you will come across Online Business Systems. Yep, Herbalife. Global Business Systems? Herbalife.

I have no desire to sell Herbalife, or any other Multi-Level Marketing item. We take Shaklee Vitamins, and they seem to help. But that’s a far cry from being “in business” with the company. At least Shaklee is up front about what they are selling. Herbalife most assuredly is not.

I’ve pretty much given up on the idea that I can work from home. My experiences trying to find something that will make money from home has been nothing but negative.

Oh yeah, better include all those “make money on EBay” offers too. Sigh.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Evolution on Trial: Scopes II?

Posted by Mark on September 26, 2005

I’m curious what the evolutionists are so afraid of. If evolution is the only answer, then that should be obvious to all. Trouble is, it isn’t obvious, unless you present the theory without the huge gaps that Intelligent Design theorists want presented.

If you believe unquestioningly in evolution, I would ask you to examine your belief. Why do you hold that belief? Is it because you were taught it by almost every authority figure in your life, or is it because you have examined the evidence from both sides for yourself? I’m betting it’s the first one for most all of us.

Placing a gag order on schools, preventing them from teaching any other theory than evolution is wrong. It’s as wrong now as it was in the days of the Scopes Monkey Trial. Both theories should have an equal chance. Why don’t the evolutionists want to allow that?

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