Saturday, October 31, 2009

mea culpa

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Flooding in the Southeast

Heavy rains, beginning on September 19th, dumped between 15 and 20 inches of rain over three days on parts of Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. The deluge overwhelmed natural and man made systems, and the record-breaking downpour turned streams into rivers, swamping neighborhoods, washing out roads and, unfortunately, taking at least nine lives. Damage costs are estimated at $250 million, the cleanup just now beginning. Georgia's Republican Governor Sonny Perdue recently announced that President Obama has issued a Federal Disaster Declaration for individual assistance to aid residents of five affected counties. Collected here are a few recent photos around the area, largely centered on Atlanta, Georgia

1. A motorist abandons her flooded vehicle on I-85 South near Lilburn, Ga., as part of the highway becomes covered with water during rush hour on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton)
2. Fans stand in a heavy rain during a weather delay before the Auburn Tigers face the West Virginia Mountaineers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
3. Residents keep an eye on the water as they drive their truck across a flooded road from their subdivision, which was cut off due to flooding from heavy rains, in Lawrenceville, Georgia September 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Tami Chappell)
4. Ceasar Rendon, shields the sun as he, along with Marco Girron, left, and son Ceasar Rendon watch Sweetwater Creek rage up to the roof of the auto repair shop where he works, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in Austell, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
5. Flooded homes are shown in Mableton, Ga., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
6. A roller coaster at Six Flags of Georgia Amusement Park is flooded on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 in Austell, Ga. Several days of heavy rain has flooded parts of the Atlanta area. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
7. John Barry carries Ruby across Maxwell Road in East Ridge, near Chattanooga, Tenn., to his brother's house on the dryer side of the road on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, as flood waters covered many area streets and yards. (AP Photo/Angela Lewis, Chattanooga Times Free Press)
8. Fulton County Firefighter Fred Brown looks over the bridge on MLK Drive into the rising Chattahoochee River for a man reported floating down the river on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. The bridge separates Cobb County from Fulton County. The water was less than 2 feet below the cars on the bridge. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Johnny Crawford)
9. The roof of an auto shop is barely visible above swollen Sweetwater Creek after heavy rains of recent days caused the creek to flood, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in Austell, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
10. Pat Crawford cries as she holds a photo of her 2-year-old grandson Preston Slade Crawford, right in photograph, who died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, when his home was washed into the Snake Creek in Carrollton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
11. Flood waters from the Sweetwater Creek stream across the closed Veterans Memorial Highway September 22, 2009 in Austell, Georgia. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
12. Roofs of flooded homes in Mableton, Ga., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
13. A local couple canoes through Atlanta's famous Krog Tunnel on September 21st, 2009 (© Caroline Smith)
14. Flood waters engulf an Austell neighborhood in Atlanta Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 after torrential rains soaked the area for days. (AP Photo/Journal Constitution, Phil Skinner)
15. A submerged truck is shown in flood waters in Mableton, Ga., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
16. Jennifer Bozeman, 19, and Nabor Torres stand at the edge of Sweetwater Creek after it overflowed its banks and left the mobile home park where they live flooded Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in Austell, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
17. Calby Haught of Austell, Georgia rests at the American Red Cross emergency shelter September 22, 2009 in Marietta, Georgia. Haught escaped chest-level water that was consuming his mobile home in Austell and spent four hours in the water helping other flood victims. Flooding due to rain forced people out of their homes and closed hundreds of streets around metro Atlanta. The American Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta for displaced flood victims. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
18. An unidentified man looks back at tractor trailer cars washed against a bridge going over Sweetwater Creek, left there by flood waters from recent rains, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in Austell, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
19. Blake Fowler looks at a washed-out road near his home in Winston, Ga. Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, John Spink)
20. Gwinnett fire crews retrieve a rescue boat in the Yellow River on Monday, Sep. 21, 2009 off Arcado Road in Lilburn, Ga. The boat overturned earlier in the day and was pushed down stream. The vehicle shown was swept away from a nearby lot. (AP Photo/Jason Braverman, Gwinnett Daily Post)
21. From left: Garrett Jacobs, Dakota Nelson, and Levi Wright move a barricade to higher ground after flood waters from the Yellow River continued to rise Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 in Lilburn. Ga. The community canceled their beach bash, which was scheduled for Monday night. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)
22. Homes in the Sweetwater Creek area of Atlanta, Georgia sit submerged in flood waters, in this aerial view taken September 23, 2009. (REUTERS/David Tulis)
23. Ruxandra Tocito braves a flooded road to head to her nursing job at Emory Hospital from her subdivision, which was cut off due to flooding from heavy rains, in Lawrenceville, Georgia September 22, 2009. (REUTERS/Tami Chappell)
24. John Knox takes his kayak back to his house on Paces Ferry Drive as he ferried supplies to and from his house which is 5 feet underwater in Vinings, Ga. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. The Chattahoochee River's level near Vinings was at 27.36 feet before daybreak Tuesday after cresting at 28.1 feet overnight, the second highest on record, exceeded only by a crest of 29 feet in 1919. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink)
25. Flooded homes in Mableton, Ga., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
26. Volunteer Eryn Berry walks into a house to continue clean up efforts after flood waters from Sweetwater Creek receded, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in Austell, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
27. A flood-ravaged room shows the high-water mark after a severe storm on Tuesday night caused flash flooding and damaged 16 homes near Savannah, Tenn., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/The Jackson Sun, Devin Wagner)
28. Steve Logan removes items from his sister's home with the help of a neighbor, Becky Bentley in the Mulberry Creek subdivision September 22, 2009 in Austell, Georgia. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
29. Grounds crew including Michael Watts, Jr., second from left, work at cleaning up mud and debris at the foot of the Ninja roller coaster, left by flood waters that inundated Six Flags over Georgia amusement park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
30. Anna Bryant stands outside of her Wheeler Avenue home in Chickamauga, Ga. on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23, 2009. Georgia residents returning Wednesday to homes soaked by days of torrential rains were warned of a hidden danger _ disease-causing bacteria and jagged debris harbored by stagnant, murky water. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Angela Lewis)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Microsoft's 'MultiTouch' Mice, extreme mouses!

Here's how to "discover" the "hidden 666 in the UPC barcode".

The "hidden" 666 in the Barcode

Is the number 666 "hidden" in the UPC barcode?

One of the most popular and shocking accusations concerning the number "666" is that the number "666" is quietly "hidden" in every UPC barcode. Mary Stewart Relfe's book, "The New Money System 666", published in 1982, is the "pioneer" of the "666 in the UPC barcode" teaching. Relfe's book contains over 50 pages of excellant doumentation on the UPC barcodes. Relfe's discovery is repeated in many publications touching the mark of the beast, within the last fifteen years. Including tracts published by this author.

Here's a few samples:

Terry Cook, The Mark of the New World Order, 1996:

". . . the entire system [UPC barcode] is very deceptively designed around the infamous numerical configuration, Biblically known as 666, the mark of the Antichrist or devil (Revelation 13:16-18). . ." (Terry Cook, The Mark of the New World Order, 1996, p. 376)

Bob Fraley, The Last Days in America, 1984:

"The interpretation of the Universal Product Code marks is most revealing in that the three numbers '666' are the key working numbers for every designed Universal Product Code. Every group of Universal Product Code marks has in it three unidentified numbers. All three of these numbers are 6, making the use of the numbers '666' the key to using this identifying marking system. . .

There is no deviation. Every Universal Product Code has three unidentified marks whose number equivalent '6' encoding it with the code number '666'. " (Bob Fraley, The Last Days in America, 1984, p. 225, 228)

Notice the three "guard bars" (colored RED) at the beginning, middle and end. Now, notice the same bar pattern ("bar-space-bar" or "101") for the number 6 (colored BLUE).

By "looking" at the above barcode, the number "666" clearly, appears to be there. . .

But is it?

Is the number 666 TRUTHFULLY "hidden" in the UPC barcode?

Technically, no it is not.

Here's the "technical" truth. . .

The number 6 and the three guard bars are NOT the same. They do "appear" to be identical, but they are different.

B M 6
123 12345 1234567
101 01010 1010000

Notice. The beginning and ending guard bars are "bar-space-bar" or "101" (the B in the above table). The middle guard bar is "space-bar-space-bar-space" or "01010" (the M in the above table). The number six is "1010000" (the 6 in the above table). Remember, technically a barcode number consists of seven units. The beginning and ending guard bars are only three units, and middle guard bar is only five units.

So, technically, from a computer's perspective the number "666" is NOT in the UPC barcode.

But. . .

Look again. . . All three guard bars contain the pattern "bar-space-bar" or "101". There is only ONE number, in TWENTY numbers (remember right and left numbers have different patterns) that contains the "101" pattern and that number is the right code SIX. Not the number one, or two, or three, etc. — but ONLY the right code SIX. I do seem to remember something about a mark on the RIGHT hand (Rev. 13:16).

Technically, from a computer's perspective the number "666" is NOT in the UPC barcode. . . but from a human's perspective — YES, the "appearance" of 666 is there!

What does the inventor of the UPC barcode say about the number "666" in the UPC barcode?

The inventor of the UPC barcode is George J. Laurer. In 1971, while Mr. Laurer was an employee with IBM, he was assigned the task "to design the best code and symbol suitable for the grocery industry". In 1973, Mr. Laurer's UPC barcode entered the world, and the rest is history.

On Mr. Laurer's web site, he has a "Questions" page, where he answers various questions about the UPC barcode. On the "Questions" page, Mr. Laurer answers the "666" question, as follows:

Question #8 - Rumor has it that the lines (left, middle, and right) that protrude below the U.P.C. code are the numbers 6,6,6... and that this is the international money code. I typed a code with all sixes and this seems to be true. At least they all resemble sixes. What's up with that?

Answer- Yes, they do RESEMBLE the code for a six. An even parity 6 is:

1 module wide black bar 1 module wide white space 1 module wide black bar 4 module wide white space

There is nothing sinister about this nor does it have anything to do with the Bible's "mark of the beast" (The New Testament, The Revelation, Chapter 13, paragraph 18). It is simply a coincidence like the fact that my first, middle, and last name all have 6 letters. There is no connection with an international money code either. (From website)

Even, Mr. Laurer, the inventor of the UPC barcode admits, "Yes, they do RESEMBLE the code for a six."

In fact, as we've documented — SIX is the ONLY number they could RESEMBLE.

You would certainly think because of the "antichrist connections" to "666" they would have picked another number besides '6' to pattern the three 'guard bars' after? Why not 1 or 3, or 5, etc. — any number but '666'. Surely they knew Christians would, sooner or later, "discover" the clear "appearance" of 666 in the UPC bar code.

Maybe they had no choice?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fun with scammers

Fun and ridicules mails of our times...

From: "Abed Solomon"  To: Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 03:51:29 +0800 Subject: Private project .We can work together 




I am Dr.Abed Solomon , the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of bank centrale de Lome ,Togo in West Africa .With due respect and regards I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end.

During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to Mr. Halam Hoseburry a deceased person who died on November 1997 in a plane crash. This fund has been dormant in his account with us without any claim either from his family or relation.

Although personally, I kept this information secret within myself and my partner to enable the whole plans and idea to be profitable and successful during the time of execution. The said amount is USD$15m (Fifteen Million United States dollars) I was opportuned and pleasured to have come across your contact,and I beleive you may like to work with me on this project .

Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim on this fund as the bona fide next of kin to the deceased and to get approval and transfer of this money to a foreign account has been put in place .All needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit yourself to this great business opportunity. In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a public servant, I am not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party who will forward claims as the next of kin of the deceased with affidavit of trust of oath to this bank.

He will present a foreign account where he will need the money to be transferred into on request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the designated bank .

I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 10% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer both locally and internationally like telephone bills, e-mail bills and the documents fees.While 60% will be for me and my partners.

Please ,you have been advised to keep top secret as we are still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal. I will be monitoring the whole situation here in the bank until you confirm the money is in your account. We can then come over for subsequent shearing of the fund according to the percentages previously indicated.

I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible stating your wish in this deal.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Abed Solomon

Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 16:10:00 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Private project .We can work together 

Please give me more info.


From: "Abed Solomon"  To:  Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 04:26:15 +0800 Subject: Private project .We can work together/Progress 

I hope you are well .Greetings .

Before I go on to anwser your reply to my email.I think I should introduce myself to you in order for you to have a little knowledge of the life of the person whom you are about to do something with .

My name is Dr Abed Solomon and I am 45years old .I have worked in the bank for about fifteen years and in this particular bank for 8years .As the director of auditing and accounting .I have the full control of checks in verious departments of the bank.It was on one of the checks and balances that I discoverred this dormant account and decided to contact you with hope that we can work together on this project .

I live at No 24 Rue Decenbre ,Lome -Togo.Togo is in West Africa. I hope you will know more about me as we go along on this project which I hope will benefit us greatly .

I thank you so much for your mail ,I am looking forward to working with you on this project and I am very happy to note that you may be ready to work with me on this .You have to understand that you are taking up a high responsibility of trust and power ,which is this fund and I will want that you realise that you will get your percentage when the time comes .I choose you out of just mere trust .I know that I have to work with someone and a foreigner on this.

I have decided to reply you because I know that the offer I am giving you will be beneficial to you and I.If you can trust me and cooperate with me ,you will see the reality of this within 14 working days ,starting from the time you will put in an application .You are going to get a good return and I can assure you this because when you put in a claim ,you are not going to be dealing with me ,you will be dealing with a bank .As long as you can keep this a secrate and give our project the most confidentiality you can think of .You will provide an account in your country or any country outside Africa were this fund will be transferred.

This transaction will take only 7 to 14 working days to complate.All this will depend on our seriousness to this matter and I know and hope that you will be very serious with me on this project.

As soon as the bank will get your claims form which I will send to you ,they will transfer this fund into your account .I will send you an application form which you will fill and send back to the bank.This form is the claims form which on receipt the bank will get to you and transfer this fund into your account .

You will also act as the fund manager of this fund and help us organise a business outfit were we can invest our share of this fund.

You will help us also to look for accommodation in your country were we will live when we arrive to that place.

Please get back to me as soon as you can for us to talk more on this .

My number is 00228-990-2316.Please give me a call or email me back; also give me your tel and fax number for me to get back to you anytime .My number is direct ,you can call me anytime of the day or night .

I hope to get your response and I want you to be very trutful and honest with me .I look forward to working with you in truth and harmony.

God bless you ,I am waiting to send you the form which you will send to the bank .But before that let me know a little about you and the assurance that we can work together in truth and harmony.

Best regards.


Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 16:32:30 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Private project .We can work together/Progress 

I am very excited by this opportunity but I am afraid I don't have any experience with banks or fund management. I am sorry I can't help you, though I really wish I could. Is there a way for me to learn more in that I may be able to help?

From: "Abed Solomon"  To:  Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 04:54:07 +0800 Subject: We have to move this fund. 

Dear Zach,

I thank you once again my good friend .The most important asperts of this transaction is to get this fund into your account and your country .The rest follows after this .

We can work together if you are ready to work with me .The invetment of this fund ,I believe we can get a good hand after I have come over to your country to help us .You will still get your percentage as I promised .But you have to help me move this fund into your account as soon as you can . Please get beck to me .Do not forget we have to work in truth and trust .I will be waiting to get back to you .
God bless you .

Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 17:03:58 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: We have to move this fund. 

Ok, I will be willing. When and how should I contact you???

From: "Abed Solomon"  To:  Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 05:20:33 +0800 Subject: Numbers. 

Can you call me on my number ? Call me anytime 00228-990-2316.Also I will like to send you the form tomorrow and give me a number where I can reach you .

Best regards.


From Tue Aug 20 17:31:54 2002 Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 17:31:54 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Numbers. 

I am suddenly very concerned about our email communication being intercepted. The rest of this message will be in "pig talk", a code where the first letter is moved to the end of the word and each word is followed by "ay".

I-ay ave-hay a-ay eeting-may onight-tay. Ut-bay I-ay an-cay all-cay ou-yay omorrow-tay. Is-ay at-thay acceptable-ay? Ease-play eply-ray in-ay ode-cay. My-ay oss-bay ay-may e-bay istening-lay.

Ankyou-thay or-fay is-thay opportunity-ay,

From: "Abed Solomon"  To:  Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 05:40:18 +0800 Subject: Re: Numbers. 

ccepteda-ay. allc-ay em ommorrowt-ay.
Did I get this ?.


Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 17:52:43 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Numbers. 

Excellent-ay. Hat-way ime-tay is-ay it-ay in-ay Asia-ay? I-ay ant-way oo-tay all-cay uring-day e-thay ay-day.


From: "Abed Solomon"  To:  Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 17:12:23 +0800 Subject: Re: Numbers. 

allc-ay em-ay nytimea-ay odayt-ay

Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:41:37 -0700 (PDT) From: Abed Solomon  Subject: My Family Photos To: 

You have to know the person you are working with .


Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:45:29 -0700 (PDT) From: Abed Solomon  Subject: My family Photos 2 To: 

Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 20:48:33 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: My Family Photos 

Dear Dr. Solomon.

First, I am at home right now so I do not need to write in code. However I have other concerns. I tried to call the number you gave me and there was no connection. Were you at that number today? I see from your photograph that you appear to be a church going man. That is good but perhaps it is taking away from the time to answer the phone.

Also I am confused about the family photos. I enjoyed the photos very much but I am afraid I have bad news. I only have room in my house for one person (perhaps YOU!) in the event of this successful transaction when you are ready to leave Togo. I cannot provide house, food, shelter, fine clothes such as you are wearing, this I can't provide for your whole family. It must be one only.

Also, because of the trust you have placed in me in sending your photos, I enclose a photo of myself.

Please advise about the telephone situation! Less church maybe???


Steve Jobs

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 01:35:37 -0700 (PDT) From: Abed Solomon  Subject: Progress To: Zachary Beane  

Dear Zach,
I thank you for this email and also for giving me your photo.God bless you and me . The number I gave you is my number .I was all through there yesterday and I did not miss a call and besides it is a direct line to me .I was thinking maybe you did not dail well. To call me from America ,you have to dail 011-228-990-2316. in order to reach me or else you will be dailing another number if you dail 228-990-2316.

So please my good brother and friend ,when calling dail 011-228-990-2316 and it will get to me . My country code is 228 and my number is 990-2316. Yes ,I go to Church a lot ,please this will not effect this transaction I promise you .I will however make out time to be around the phone . Do not worry about about the food and fine cloths and shelter for my family .When I come to the USA ,we will buy a house .I will buy a big house for them to stay.I appreciate your kindness and goodness in providing me a room in your house .God will bless you for this kindness and I will never forget it .But my brother with the kind of money that is coming into your account ,even you can buy a big house of your own .

However, I am going to send you the bank form to fill now and send by fax to the bank.Please when you do this ,call me to tell me about it and you can also call me anything .I can call you also ,so give me a number .

I am waiting to hear from you .I maybe travelling to a nearby country to audit their account with some of my co-workers .I will be leading this group on this bank assignment .But If I have your number, I can be calling you from there and also emailing you from there .

However ,it is best if you can send this form before I can travell .To make sure that all is well and the bank will be doing the transfers before I come back .

God bless you my brother .Please note that you are my brother in this and we will work in harmony .

Dr Solomon.

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 01:38:24 -0700 (PDT) From: Abed Solomon  Subject: This is the form to fill and fax to the bank .Zach. To: Zachary Beane  




With reference to the account of MR Halam Hoseburry (my cousin ) and with the account number 001-472875 with your bank BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST, LOME ,TOGO .

I hereby declare that I Mr./MRS/ the next of kin to late Mr Halam Hoseburry and wish to state that I would want the above stated account to be transferred to my bank account ,details as bellow.

My Tel No........................................My fax No.............................................

Bank Name...........................................................................................................

Bank address......................................................................................................



Account Number….............................................................................................


I would be very happy if this fund is transferred to my account above and on no condition should the bank information be changed or altered without my full consent .

Thank you for your co-operation .

Yours faithfully ,

Name and signature .


Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 10:22:38 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Progress 

Dear Dr. Solomon.

Thank you for sending the form. There were a few complications but it has been submitted successfully, and I have had an answering fax. However the responding fax is in French and I cannot read it.

First let me back up and tell you of the initial trouble, which I overcame.

The email containing your form had a smudged fax number. I am not sure if the blurriness was from the email or from the computer screen, but it rendered the fax number unreadable. Because I was desiring to send the fax very quickly, I used the Unternet to search for the fax of the bank. I had great success, and found the fax number of the bank you named, and sent out the completed fax!! The fax went through and a few minutes later I got the replying fax from the bank.

However, like I said, I cannot read french. Perhaps can I copy it into an email, and provide it to you for translation?

Thank you again, and I am looking forward to someday meeting you,

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 12:11:19 -0700 (PDT) From: Abed Solomon  Subject: Progress To: Zachary Beane  
This is the fax number of the foreign operation dept ,Please resend this fax again and call me .
Please do not send fax to any other dept except this dept .And the above is their number .

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 15:24:04 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Progress 

Dr. Solomon.

The short nature of your last email has made me wonder if I have offended you. Please be assured that I do not wish to give offense. I am just trying to help you with your situation. If you are angry at me, it is not my fault. Let me tell you a story. Once when I was young, I wanted a pony for Christmas. I live in America now, but at the time I lived in Canada. As you know Canada is very cold, and horses do not survive very well. It is a big responsibility to have a pony. You have to go out every day, sometimes many times a day, to brush the ice from its hair, and put on new woolen socks to keep its hoofs from turning into gelatin from the cold. Also it requires food but curiously enough, it does not need water (ponies can absorb water through their manes). At any rate, I could never convince my father that I had the sense of responsibility to care for a pony.

Have I angered you, Dr. Solomon? I truly hope not. I just want to convince you that I am responsible enough to care for this transaction, to our great mutual benefit. Please reply and let me know your feelings on the matter.


Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 11:08:08 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Progress 

I am really quite upset now. I have my material prepared to fax. I have just transferred a large sum into my account through a family loan, so the large transfer from you will not seem unusual. I am ready to complete this transaction, I just need to hear from you, and whether you are angry or not.


Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 16:27:39 +0100 (BST) From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Abed=20Solomon?=  Subject: Re: Progress To: Zachary Beane  

Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 11:33:15 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Progress 

Sorry, your last message didn't seem to contain anything??? This is so frustrating! I am trying to be patient but I think this is a life-changing opportunity! As we say in america, I feel like a long tailed cat in the land of the blind! Please reply, with more than just an empty message!


Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 16:41:04 +0100 (BST) From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Abed=20Solomon?=  Subject: Re: Progress To: Zachary Beane  


Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 11:51:56 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Progress 

Thank you, thank you, a million times thank you, Dr. Solomon!

Now, I had the phone and fax numbers written down on my mobile phone. However, I used black ink, and because the case of the phone is black, I can no longer read the numbers. Also, the phone is very small, and I have about 50 numbers written down, some of them in black ink, and some in brighter colors (which are obviously much easier to read). The sheer quantity of numbers in such a small space leads to much confusion about whether a digit is a 4 or a 9 or some other symbol.

At any rate, please retransmit the correct fax number, so we may swiftly draw near the conclusion of this transaction.


Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 09:09:37 -0700 (PDT) From: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Progress To: Zachary Beane  

+228-222-1149 . TO DAIL FROM THE USA IS 011-228-222-1149

Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 16:33:56 +0100 (BST) From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Abed=20Solomon?=  Subject:  Progress To: Zachary Beane  


Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 10:51:43 -0400 From: "V. Lombardi"  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Attn: Dr. Abed Solomon 

Dr. Abed Solomon,

My name is Vince Lombardi. I am Zach's brother. It is my sad duty to report to you that Zach has run away from home. You have done him a great cruelty -- you have given him hope. Zach is afflicted with both full-blown entitilitus (requiring him to wear condoms on both his ears at all times) and Imminent Death Syndrome (IDS). There is no telling how long he will be able to survive with these two afflictions. The photo he sent was when he was younger, and healthier, right after the successful launch of the Macintosh.

When Zach got your message, he began to believe that with the money he would make, he could find a cure. But since you constantly delayed the transaction with your misleading ways, and since he was never able to get in touch with you by phone or fax, he has decided to take a drastic measure. He has borrowed money from gullible family members and bought passage on an tanker in the hope of meeting you face to face. The state of his health and his complete ignorance of geography will likely make his quest a short, unsuccessful one.

He left a note to his family by his computer. I think it is important for you to read it. Portions of it are blurred, I think, by his tears. He was no doubt weeping as he wrote it.

Dear Family,

I am about to have an adventure. I know I am [blurred] but that won't hold me back now. You see I am going to Togo to meet a very wonderful family. If you look in my email you will see their photos.

I am going to Asia on an oil tanker. I will find Togo somehow and meet with Dr. Solomon. We will be rich together. He has a [blurred] daughter and I think we can start a happy life together. Entitilitus must have a cure and with the money we make it will be found.

I will [blurred] all [blurred] and it will not be easy [blurred]. And [blurred] [blurred] [unreadable] [obscenity omitted] about the pony.


There you have it, Dr. Solomon. I know you meant well, but a man in Zach's condition cannot afford the terrible gift of hope. Please consider the consequences next time you make an offer to an innocent person.

Vince Lombardi

PS. If you are wondering why Zach and I have different last names, and how we can still be brothers, it is a custom in America to give children taller than 6 feet (about 2 meters) different last names so they will feel appreciated. That is all.

Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 05:03:37 -0700 (PDT) From: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Attn: Dr. Abed Solomon To: "V. Lombardi"  


Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 11:40:45 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Hello from Asia! 

Dear Dr. Abed

Greetings from sunny Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! I have a surprise for you. I am writing to you from an Internet Cafe here. I took a boat from my home in America to Asia. I am sure Togo can't be very far from here, though I am having trouble locating it on a map. Perhaps you could reply with some hints?? Malaysia is just south of thailand but beyond that I am a little fuzzy. It is very strange but most of the people here don't look like you at all. I'm sure it is just the local climate or something.

You have opened my eyes to a worldly education. Back in america, I rarely ever left the house. But now I am in a foreign land and learning ever so much about Malaysia! For example, their currency is called the "ringgit"!! Isn't that funny???

If you have received any messages from my family, please disregard them. They are very jealous of my impending success, and I'm sure they will try to convince you not to do business with me.

You say you are out of your base, Dr. Solomon. Let me tell you a story. In AD 2101, War was beginning. What happen? Somebody set up us the bomb. We get signal. What! Main screen turn on. It's you!! How are you gentlemen!! All your base are belong to us You are on the way to destruction. What you say!! You have no chance to survive make your time HA HA HA HA ... Take off every 'zig' You know what you doing Move 'zig' for great justice.

This is not a threat, Dr. Solomon, it is just a sign of my dedication.

I am ready to do business, Dr. Solomon. I am more ready now than I ever was in my entire life. Send me the numbers and I will make it all happen.


From: Abed Solomon  Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 10:19:03 +0100 (BST) To: Zachary Beane  Subject: Re: Hello from Asia! 

dumb asshole .you better get lost in that hole of asia.

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 09:39:28 -0400 From: Zachary Beane  To: Abed Solomon  Subject: Re: Hello from Asia! 

Your cold words have shocked me into awareness. They are like the splash of a flushing urinal, and I am at the bottom, the shamed urinal cake. I am so sorry I have upset you.

I know I have been selfish. I also haven't been completely honest with you. I am not a healthy man. I have a disease called entitilitus, and it has made me reluctant to go outside. So when I got your letter, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to expand my horizons with an adventure.

I don't need the money you offer, Dr. Solomon. My family is quite wealthy and they provide for my every need. I have a bank account that is always full. They indulge my every whim (and in fact, to help me on this adventure, loaned me a great deal of extra money). I have it all at my disposal and sometimes I just don't know what to do with it all.

It must have been a shock to learn that I was on my way to visit you in Togo. I assure you my intentions were harmless, and I was simply seeking a thrill. I have recently learned that Togo is in Africa. But I have lost my desire to continue this adventure, and so I will soon be going back to America (by a flight, this time!!).

As my way of apology, please let me help you speed your transaction. But I don't want any percentage of the money. You can keep it all for yourself. I have plenty of money and I am quite secure. I just wish to repay you some small amount for my rudeness.

If you do not want me involved any more, I will understand. But please, I don't wish for you to hate me any more. If we must conclude our partnership, let it be as brothers.

Your ashamed urinal cake,

And that's the end. I haven't heard from Dr. Solomon again.

This spam can be very costly to suckers. A man in Minnesotafell for it, and lost US$750,000. $250,000 of the lost money was scammed from friends/investors.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Zach Beane

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