December 6th, 2007


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My Dad just called me out of the blue, happy as a clam...because he's officially retiring. Only 58, too. Man, he's a happy guy right now. Called his company, told them he was out by January 15th and why (because the company has been jerking him around for many years and not paying him what he's worth), and is just as excited as he can be.

So, big congrats to my Dad!
Archmage Chaos

Help Someone

OK, you know me, I'm cynical and 'Net-savvy enough to not go posting and promoting scams. I don't believe things until I've had a chance to check them out, make sure of what the situation is, etc. So, if I'm dropping something like this on you, you can be pretty sure that I'm serious.

So, what I want you to do for me is to click a link. Hey, do it once a day, and that's even better. For that click, you'll get a text file. One, small text file. All it says is this:
Hi, my name is Erin and I'm a 29 year old single female living in the United States of America.

First and foremost, I'd like to thank you for downloading this document. I'm trying to get enough downloads to qualify for a monetary payout of MegaUploads Rewards program. Let me explain why.

I suffer from two neurological disorders (Chiari malformation and cranial lesions) that will require a combined total of 2-4 brain surgeries. I'm unemployed and uninsured and the state I live in is so broke, they have strictly limited who qualifies for Medicaid. Because I have no children and am not pregnant, I don't qualify.

I have been working with several hospitals and organizations in my area to get the care and treatment that I need, but have only made so much progress. Bottom line: In the USA, if you don't have insurance, the healthcare system doesn't exist for you. I have had a surgical consultation and it has been recommended I have the first brain surgery as soon as I possibly can. The only catch is that there will be a deposit required ranging anywhere from $1500-$5000 dollars. I have not worked for almost a year and therefore do not have this kind of money.

Living with a Chiari malformation is painful and exhausting. Living with cranial lesions in addition to the Chiari? Is beyond any kind of description.

I've thought about the different ways I can try to raise this money. I don't like asking for handouts or charity of any kind, so I have hesitated in giving my PayPal information as a solicitation for donations.

Then, I came across the MegaUpload reward program and used part of what little money I do have to set up a paid account for two months for $11.99. This program states if I get 5 million downloads, they will pay me $10,000. There a few stipulations: only one download per IP address per day, only downloads made from qualifying countries, no attempted manipulation or fraud to earn more points.

I don't know if this is too good to be true, but I figure it's worth a shot. If I can somehow reach enough people who would be willing to take time out of their day, hopefully more than just one day, to download this virus free text document, I may be able to get the surgery I need to continue living.

Again, I thank you for downloading this file and if you choose to do so, for sending the link to people you know asking them to download.
So, there you have it. If that didn't tell you everything you want or need to know to do this, then feel free to hit projectdownload and read more. In fact, I'd like you to note that two days ago, Erin had a pair of severe seizures, and is now in the hospital with 18 months of her memory gone.

Again, you all know me. I'm a skeptic, and, yes, this does come off sounding like a scam, which is why I didn't buy it, and checked into it myself. Between my own looking and it being vouched for by people I respect, I feel good enough about it to not only click-a-day but to pass it along.

Think of it as your good deed for the day, and all it takes is for you to hit one link and get a text file which you can then delete, sight unseen, since you already know what it says.

Thanks for taking a minute to read.
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