Monday, August 7, 2017

ONLINE ROMANCE/ DATING SCAMS: Though the LOVE May Seem THERE, Take CARE on the DARE ... The "Wine & Dine Online" Edition ... (LOVE IS IN THE AIR PT.7)- (LAST CALL TO ROB YA'LL PT.6)


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DATING SCAM!! Match.com eharmony tinder bumble Targeting middle aged women ... Thanx to John Doe



This posting will be for the "Love Is In The Air" and "Last Call To Rob Ya'll" series of this journal/ blog. What inspires the posting is a news clip I caught on local tele last week about a guy in Houston that got scammed out of nearly $80K using an online dating service. After following up on his story ... I actually didnt believe him, I'll admit ... I mean, I just said to myself ... "no bloody damn way, there's more to this". When looking into this online though, I was actually surprised on how much this goes on and been going on for several years. I was equally surprised to find out most scammed are women in these type scores. This posting is not to discredit online dating services either, I realize the importance of them, and am sure that thousands of great matches are made with them ... so the posting is only awareness. I knew very little about online dating services, besides seeing them alwayz advertised on the tele commercials or online. I never used online dating services ... or can even recall off hand anyone I know telling me that they used them, so I was totally blown away hearing these cases, wondering "how in Hell can these folks buy this?". I did not have any postings in this journal focused on this, so I wanted to do a posting on it. I opened with a video above from Ken Childs (CALI), a licensed private investigator who worx the LA area, he gives some tips on how this worx, hear the guy out. A couple news videos below from Greg (Houston victim) and Rachelle ... and a couple links in between them that I chose out of several, and hopefully they are of use to the reader. Afterwards below that, I will add some input of my own.




Scam victims left broke and brokenhearted ... Thanx to KHOU 11






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***** FORBES | Diana Hembree: Online Romance Scams Are Fleecing More Americans ... (newsread)



Online Dating Scam report- Match.com ... Thanx to Jeff Joslin





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***** PD/ RCJ: "LOVE IS IN THE AIR" PART'S 6 THRU 1


***** PD/ RCJ: "LAST CALL TO ROB YA'LL" PART'S 5 THRU 1

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Dont feel invincible if you are working class or a lower income/ assets level than some ... you may see many of these that get burned for 10's or 100's of thousands and think if you dont have that much, you have nothing to worry about, etc ... but you should alwayz be alert and sharp. Here's the bottom line ... if you're online searching through folks, trusting them simply on a profile and photo, a few online chats or emails ... you're vulnerable. The importante pointer mentioned above, is to get to meet the person ... and the sooner, the better. The reason I say sooner better, is because you may be online like Greg in the above video, saying that you are working and busy and dont have time to go out to social clubs or whatever ... meaning you're pressed for time too. You may also have time to be online and figure you can like go through alot more applicants/ prospects in your time. Either way, if you have ANY time to be on a PC or phone searching for possible dates ... this means you also have that time to meet someone besides online. Of course, the online way is more choices and straight connects/ contacts, easier, etc ... folks you figure are like you, and eager to meet someone. Another thing, dont get TOO eager, whether you are shopping for a date, or shopping for a car or anything else ... bottom line lesson ... too eager can burn you too, take it easy before you jump head over heels. For many of these folks that do this for convenience, saving time, or more choices ... look at some of these, and the amount of time they're spending in these online chats. Limit the time you are going to devote to a person, I dont care how much they attract you ... remember, you're banking on a photo and some chat that is in the open through a computer network, regardless of how personal and intimate you think it is or may feel at the time. Be careful of what you accept from a person too ... as you can see above, you can be sent gifts, and they may get it back 10 fold later on the bite/ scam ... like in any hustle.

Be straight up when you do this too as far as yourself ... I notice that many folks are trying to make themselves out to be more than what they are to impress. If a person cant accept you for what you are as your real self ... and you have to pretend to attract them ... you should walk right there ... it's a "no go". Some may think "well they're so good looking, and sound so nice" and thinking this is the "catch" of their life. If you lose a catch, especially in cyberspace of someone that you never even met face to face and you feel pressured ... WALK ... look at it like catching a bus ... you missed one, you'll catch another later. There is no reason to continue for months or years online hearing tearjerker stories and being asked for money one time after another, and any time someone offers to send you money orders, cashier checks or whatever to put in your account for them ... you WALK. I can understand a one time deal and showing your generosity and love ... but this over and over thing of asking for money transfers of any kind should put up a red flag. Even if they try to present you with some kind of photos or documentation online ... if it isnt in your hand, you have to question ... so discipline of yourself is a strong asset. If things dont work online ... dont keep wasting your time, look for other wayz to put yourself in a position to where you may meet someone. You know ... when I was younger and dating frequently, we didnt have online dating, they did have contacts through publications/ magazines, etc ... that was it. I cant even recall actually "looking" for a date ... it alwayz came unexpectedly, at a music club/ venue, public transit, park, library, store, bumping into someone on the street in small chat, etc. I actually met my wife on a bus in small chat while up north visiting familia, she was living in New Jersey, I gave her my number and told her I live in Dallas and would like to talk to her further if and when she had time ... simple. Millions of folks met others that simple way, and many not expecting to meet someone ... there is alwayz someone out there for you ... it just may not be as quick as a click.


Word Out ....



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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ANIMALS AS LEADERS: "Cognitive Contortions", "Wave of Babies | Tosin Abasi", "Physical Education", "Ectogenesis" ... & Interview

                 
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(left to right) Tosin Abasi, Matt Garstka and Javier Reyes

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This selection and entry into the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is to honour and showcase some of the work of "Animals as Leaders" (wikipedia) out of Washington, DC ... an opening interview above with Tosin and Javier from 2013. This posting of music fits well in mood with another unusually rainy day here in Dallas, which has been very frequent and almost daily all summer ... usually it's simply sunny, dry and hot in summer months here. This is an instrumental crew without any vocals that covers quite a variation of genre and sound ... they are mellow and melodic, as well as heavy and intense ... combining simple and complex rhythms and composition. The emotion of this instrumentation pours out a voice of its own without vocals. The concept started with Tosin back around 2007 after Tosin's former band Reflux disbanded (and Tosin is among my favourites on guitar work) ... with a few ideas, demos, and a buddy Misha Mansoor. Matt Garstka came in on drums in 2012 after Navene Koperweis left ... and Matt is outstanding on drums, I been viewing some of his lessons here on YouTube. Tosin hooked up with a guitar/ bass favourite of his, Javier Reyes ... and there you have it. When you bring together 3 individuals with the music genius and talent like these ... well ... you usually end up with a great product, to put it simple. Tosin and Javier also have signature 8- string guitars designed to specification ... the ESP-LTD JR- 608 of Javier, and the Ibanez TAM100 of Tosin. AAL have 4 full albums, they have gained quite a fan base and touring worldwide, which is understandable listening to them. Tosin and Javier are also members of another crew called T.R.A.M. (Facebook) ... which includes former Mars Volta member Adrian Terrazas- Gonzalez. I'm wishing them all the best of yet to come in their endeavors ... and Thanx for all the great stuff. I selected some video, studio and live work to showcase below ... Enjoy!





ANIMALS AS LEADERS- Cognitive Contortions (Music Video) ... Thanx to SumerianRecords





Animal as Leaders, Tosin Abasi plays "Wave of Babies" on EMGtv ... Thanx to EMGtv





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Animals As Leaders- Physical Education (live Kiev 3 october 2016) ... Thanx to punk2441





Animals as Leaders- Ectogenesis [Live- 12/ 11/ 16 - Gas Monkey- Dallas, TX] ... Thanx to xSteamPunk





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