Did You Get This Spam, Too?
It's amusing to actually read some of these far-fetched spam emails you get asking for money to secure a fortune. I highly recommend reading this one (really):
Hello and how are you?, hope you are doing fine with your family.
I am happy to inform you about my Success In getting the Funds Transferred to a Federal Reserve Account with the Co-Operation of a New Partner from The Treasury who Is a Billionare International Businessman and an investment magnet.
In fact I must Frankly State here without Missing Words That I Was Blessed to Have Met with Sir Henry Paulson a Man of Very Unquestionable Capability to Deliver. Presently, I am In Washington (America) embarking On an Investment Project with My Own Dear Friends from The Gulf Of Arabia, Just like I Told You Then to believe and finish up with me.
Meanwhile, I Could Not Have Forgotten Your Past Efforts and attempt to assist me In transferring this Fund, Despite all odds and the fact that It Did Not Get To The Desired Conclusion in Congress. However, as I think & believed that your previous good efforts was the Source Of My Inspiration to this Point.
So, Just As My Highly Respectable Mentor Sir Alan Greenspan Would Always Say To Me "One Good Turn Deserves Another" For This Reason, I Do Wish To Give To You The Total Sum Of US$1,850,000,000,000.00 (One Trillion, Eight Hundred And Fifty Million U.S. Dollars ) upon your immediate delivery of Mortgage Assets of Questionable Value. Please Contact My Secretary immediately to receive this deserved share of yours urgently.
Yours Most Very Truly Sincerely,
Benjamin Bernanke, F.S.M.O., D.S.T., High Order of the Ivory Tower Realm (with Obfuscation ribbon)
Hilarious, isn't it? Or maybe not.
Three new Readers Journal essays (read all five):
The Principles of Trading Also Apply to Life (Harun I., June 19, 2008)
The State of Real Estate (don't buy that house just yet) (Jonathan Surridge, June 19, 2008) (PDF format)
We Will All be Better Off with Falling House Prices (Paul Tolnai, June 18, 2008)
New commentaries on diet/lifestyle and Something Amiss added:
Readers Journal commentaries week of June 20, 2008 Electric vehicles, long-wave cycles pointing to World War III, bikeways to L.A., Chinese goods and competition, something amiss and more.
Triage in the Upcoming War for (Energy) Independence (Paul Tolnai, June 9, 2008)