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A special edition of
THE BRABEC BULLETIN on the Web
FTC Shuts Down IAB's Medical
Romance Scams in Cyber World
Skype and Resume Writing Classes for Gitmo Prisoners
CHEMTRAILS: Why the Weather Has Gone Crazy
A Final Note from Barbara
FTC Shuts Down IAB’s
Medical Plan Scheme
AS OBAMACARE FORCES more businesses to cut the
hours of their employees to get them off the hook for having to provide their
health insurance, more and more individuals are now looking for a new insurance
I suspect many business owners will first turn to trade organizations to see if
by joining they can access the organization’s insurance program. But be careful
to ask a lot of questions and read the fine print to make sure you know what
you’re paying for.
Last October, the FTC shut down one division of the Independent Association
of Businesses after its telemarketing operation had allegedly bilked millions of
dollars from consumers seeking health insurance. The FTC stated that consumers
were tricked into buying what they believed to be comprehensive health
insurance, when in fact they had paid for something decidedly less—membership in
an obscure "trade association" called IAB that provides purported discounts on
services, including golf, travel, and limited health care services, and some
type of insurance benefits, such as hospitalization and disability insurance. In
the FTC said,
the defendants behind the telemarketing scheme allegedly falsely stated that
their medical benefits plan was affiliated with state-sanctioned healthcare
programs, or that it was a qualified health insurance plan under the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act.
When I first searched for the association and clicked on the first link that
came up, I found this notice:
"Pursuant to the Preliminary Injunction entered on October 9, 2012 by the
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, IAB and
all related entities are enjoined from selling, marketing, promoting or
offering for sale any products or services that relate to or are purportedly
related to medical discount plans or health-related insured benefits.
"IAB and all of its affiliated and related entities are also enjoined
from assisting others with advertising, marketing, promoting, offering for
sale, or selling any products or services related to medical discount plans
or health-related insured benefits."
Charlene Koonce was appointed as the Receiver for IAB and all related and
affiliated entities. Information is available
NOTE: The organization is still active in all
other business operations per their pages on Facebook and LinkedIn, but who
would want to be a member of an organization with such a tarnished business
reputation? (The BBB has given the organization an F rating, stating that it is
not BBB accredited.)
Romance Scams in
ONE OF MY READERS, who shall remain anonymous,
wrote in June:
"This past month has just been hell for me; the Dane I married in March?
I discovered he has been lying to me and using me just to get a green card.
And then I caught him cheating on sex-sites, using MY computer! What a fool
I was . . . and what a low-life he is. I am just mortified that he fooled me
as completely as he did, and that he also fooled some of my friends and
family. I’ve filed for divorce, and the way I understand it, as soon as the
divorce is final, U.S. Immigration will deport him as he will have no legal
standing in the country. There is so much more, but let's just condense and
say he left Denmark owing thousands of dollars, especially to the country's
tax authority. No wonder he was so charming to me. I made a great patsy to
'run to' to get out of his country."
Curiously, in checking a publisher friend’s website that same day, I noticed
that she had
published a couple of books by Anna Alden-Tirrill on this very topic:
Cyber Love's Illusions—Romance Scams . . . A Virtual Pandemic, and
Cyber Love's Illusions—The Healing Journey.
Until then, I had no idea how many lonely women were getting sucked into this
scam. In speaking with Jo at White Cottage Publishing about this topic and the
books she had published, she confirmed that it was indeed a pandemic happening
all over the world.
"Scammers are becoming more and more clever and technologically astute," she
said. "Billions of dollars a year are going to these cyber crooks. The ones
located in Africa are mainly affiliated with terrorist groups that funnel the
money into international terrorism after the line worker gets a small cut and
the kingpin gets a bigger cut. This was verified on TV when an associate of mine
was being interviewed, as the interviewer quoted an FBI agent. It's all
documented in our Pandemic book. You might want to
refer your readers to this website, run by a friend of mine:
also moderates a ‘romancescams’ discussion group on Yahoo.
Skype and Resume Writing
for Gitmo Prisoners
THIS TOPIC FALLS into both the astonishing and
I’ve always had a radio on my bedside stand, and for decades I’ve lulled
myself to sleep by listening to talk radio. At low volume, conversation usually
puts me to sleep in minutes, and when I awake in the middle of the night
(something I've done all my life), it deters me from thinking about everything I
need to do in the morning. But sometimes what I hear is simply grist for my
writing mill, as happened one morning a few weeks ago when I awoke at 3 a.m.
The first thing I heard was that the 166 prisoners now detained at Guantanamo
Bay—which includes known terrorists, terrorist trainers, financiers, bomb
makers, recruiters, and other "facilitators"—are now being offered a new course
as part of the "Instructional Program" introduced years ago:
one on interviewing and resume writing.
Other courses include a Life Skills class, one on Computer Familiarity
(prisoners now have Skype!), Personal Finance and Business, and more. I find
this "instructional program" maddening when I consider how many American kids
aren’t getting the education they need because of cuts in educational programs.
This is just one more example of how our government can waste millions (maybe
billions) of dollars.
The two guys on the talk show that morning were doing a humorous play on this
topic that went something like this:
"So, how long have you been out of the workplace?"
"And who was your last employer?
"Ah . . . then you won’t need to learn how to write a resume to get a
If you’d like to know just how pampered the Gitmo prisoners have been for
years, just do a web search for "classes for Gitmo prisoners." The results will
blow your mind.
Why the Weather Has Gone Crazy
I’ve been following the topic of chemtrails for many years, both on the Web
and on late-night talk radio where one gets a lot of inside info that the
corporate media won't touch. I recently found a four-part series of "Stealth
Terror" articles that were utterly fascinating to me—articles that answered a
LOT of my questions (and prompted many more about what’s really going on the
The first article in this series, "Stealth Terror I: Weather Warfare and the
End of America," by James Hansen (a writer with an impressive bio) probes the
relationship between America’s police state and less-understood weather warfare
programs. In each of his articles, he has connected many dots between the
unusual weather we’re now experiencing and its connection to chemtrails, plus
many other topics that have dominated the news in recent months and years,
beginning with Hurricane Sandy.
NOTE: This article is not for those who, like
the ostrich with its head stuck in the ground, prefer not to know the "bad
stuff" happening in the world. It’s only for those who are interested in hearing
what well-informed researchers and experts have to say on this topic (not to
mention ordinary citizens whose comments to all the articles in this
series provide confirming information). This excerpt from the first article
illustrates my point:
EXCERPT: "In these
reports it is my purpose to examine weather control, not detailing how it is
done, but to give the reader a circumstantial and statistical basis for
seeing it in a different light. One must start with the reality of the
power. There is no question whether it is possible. The 'chemtrail' factor,
for one, is not just possible, but an actual, provable crime that anyone who
chooses can witness being committed, yet another manifestation of a
permanent police state, enshrouded in official lies."
If you don’t know what chemtrails are, it’s time you learned. A keyword
search will turn up thousands of pictures of them, as well as thousands of
articles about what they are and what their purpose might be, but
this page in particular offers incredible photos of chemtrails all across
the world, with photos of the planes spraying them and a look at the chemical
barrels inside the planes. View it and weep for the fate
of America; indeed, the world, as these chemicals will eventually make the earth
inhabitable for all creatures, human and otherwise.
This article, "Geoengineering
and Bioengineering: "The Worst Crime in Human History," will give you a
crash course in what airplanes have been spewing into the air over our heads for
several years now and how this spraying is harming every living thing on the
planet. As another article on the Memory Hole blog states, ". . . many of the
by-products are incredibly dangerous even in trace quantities . . . citizens are
bombarded every day with an invisible rain of carbon-laden molecules, and the
effect on health is totally unknown."
And we wonder why cancer is on the increase?
The four articles in this series are difficult to locate on the Memory Hole
website due to its voluminous content. But the other articles in this series
Stealth Terror II: Hurricanes, 9/11, and Geoengineering
Stealth Terror III: Sandy Hook, Terrorist Enclave
Stealth Terror IV: Earthquakes
A Final Note from
AS IS NOW CLEAR to anyone who has read this far, my
"older age interests" go far beyond homebased business, arts & crafts, music,
self-employment, editing, writing, and self-publishing. I'm deeply concerned
about what I see happening in America today, not only in the White House and
Congress, but in how all of us are slowly but surely losing not only all of our
privacy but all of the rights that were once guaranteed to us by the
In fact . . . more than 19 million pages on the Web contain the words
"Constitution being destroyed," and this article by Gerald Flurry on
"The U.S. Constitution Is Over 95 Percent Destroyed," topped the list in my
EXCERPT: "The U.S. Constitution is the supreme
law of the land. When the people no longer keep that law, a crisis will hurl
us into violent anarchy and destructive chaos, so prophesied our Founding
Fathers. Unless our Constitution is based on biblical
religion and biblical morality, it will not
work, so stated the Founding Fathers."
As I continue to wonder what life will be like for all of us in another five
to ten years, I plan to keep moving through life with my usual positive attitude
in search of all the joy and happiness I can find in my work and everyday
living. Being aware of how the world is going to hell in a handbasket doesn't
necessarily mean I have to let that knowledge steal my personal happiness and
So excuse me now as I take time to pet my cat, Charlee, and savor the sound
of her sweet purring and contentment as she snoozes in her special basket in my
office, totally oblivious to the world outside her comfortable home with me. She
is a true blessing in my life.
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