Next Ridiculous Idea To Stifle Online Speech: Irish Senator Says You Should Have To Pay To Post Online

from the where-do-they-find-these-people? dept

There's a lot of hand-wringing and moral panics around "anonymous commenters" online supposedly saying all sorts of nasty stuff. Of course, as we've discussed, some of the best comments in our own discussions seem to come from anonymous commenters. Yes, some leave some crazy comments, but anonymity by itself is not the problem so many people think it is. Still, an Irish Senator, Eamonn Coghlan, thinks that the way to deal with online commenters he doesn't like is to make them all pay to post any commentary online. Specifically, he apparently suggested that "the issue of anonymity" could be solved by "getting people to pay to post on social media websites or [to] register their passport numbers for IP addresses." Because I'm sure that will really help build out the internet, when everyone has to think about whether their latest communication to a family member is worth the money.


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    Ninja (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 10:51am

    Well, if we charged based on the quality of the comments he'd need to pay the entire planet GDP to post that on the internet. Twice.

     

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    akhaddd, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 12:52pm

    pool

    e follow it.
    "No, no, we have to suspend kids who make fake guns with food, but let's cut out recess, gym, music and arts becaus

     

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    BreadGod (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:05pm

    Of course, as we all know, this proposal has nothing to do with "cyberbullying" or anything like that. It's all about control. They just want to control the internet. They don't want the common rabble to be empowered and have the ability to speak out against the injustices that are committed against them on a daily basis. They want to make it so that only the privileged few can use the internet. The state fears the internet because it gives power to the powerless. This proposal is yet another attempt to take away that power.

     

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    Rikuo (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:05pm

    As an Irishman...I'm not surprised. Not surprised at this level of idiocy.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:05pm

    "Overly insensitive" is the problem and there is waaaaaaaayyyyy to much of that going around...

     

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    Tux (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:06pm

    Do I get a return on this tax?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:07pm

    Pay us money to post? Why? The Cyber bullying thing would be worse when people know real names and things.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:08pm

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    Yep its to quell decent against government and big corporations is what its really about.

     

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    Zakida Paul (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:11pm

    Eamonn Coghlan can be a bit of a bell-end. I have heard him come out with some brain farts on other topics of discussion.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:11pm

    Reminds me of having a swear box in the office. Everytime someone says a swear word they have to put 10 pence in the box.

     

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    Zakida Paul (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:12pm

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    When people know real names the cyber bulling could end up moving offline. I very much doubt they want that.

     

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    Zakida Paul (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:12pm

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    Thank God we don't have that in our office. I'd be out an absolute fortune.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:17pm

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    Its not the same, everybody in the office knows who swore, and it the money collected is put to a good cause, even if it is only to help the office get a hangover.

     

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    Nick Taylor, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:17pm

    We need a kind of "internet offenders registry"... a bit like a sex-offenders registry...

    ... so people (like Eamonn Coghlan) who attack the internet become unelectable.

     

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    BentFranklin (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:18pm

    Politicians should have to pay to open their mouths. That would reduce a lot of problems too.

     

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    DannyB (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:23pm

    Pay Who?

    Who would get paid?

    It's one thing to even think that people should pay to post online, but who would receive the payment? Nevermind not even having a clue how the internet works. Sites that want to charge you to post, already can!

    Maybe we would need a new collection society?

    Not paying for your online posts devalues those posts!


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    So my trolling's the next closest thrill

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:24pm

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    But that would solve the online bullying problem! The offline bullying issues? That's being handled by another sub-committee...

     

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    Zakida Paul (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:26pm

    Re: Pay Who?

    With the Irish government record recently, it would be in the form of a tax to central government which would be used to pay the debts of Capitalist speculators.

    There have been far too many new taxes introduced on already struggling families.

     

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    Zakida Paul (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:27pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Ah the whole point of politics. Shifting a problem from one area to another.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:27pm

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    fuck off

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 1:42pm

    Re:

    He wasn't elected anyway so that wouldn't matter in the least to him. He was appointed as a Senator in 2011.
    The Irish Senate is not like the US Senate.

    He's a sportsman who was appointed into a position effectively in honour of his sporting achievement, he really can't be expected to make sense on anything other than sporting issues.

     

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    DannyB (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 2:08pm

    Re: Re: Pay Who?

    Since people who pirate also post online, maybe Hollywood should receive the payments required of people who post online. If you post online you must be a pirate. The internet would not exist without piracy.

    /sarc

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 2:31pm

    how the fuck do these morons get to be elected officials who are supposed to be representing the people? my prick could do a better job and wouldn't cost so much either!!

     

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    Ted Bremer, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 2:57pm

    Paying for Post

    It's impossible for those that know little about the advances in tech to keep up to speed and regulate it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 3:19pm

    How to kill the internet in one easy step.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 3:59pm

    would like to point out that unlike that wasteland across the atlantic we don't give our senators any real power

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 4:01pm

    Sounds like a scheme to collect more money and personal information from the additional passport applications.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 4:30pm

    Internet++

    Can we let these idiots keep the Internet and start a new global network of our own?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 5:11pm

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    He isn't elected.

    He's an appointee and he was appointed due to his relative success in Athletics, 3 time olympian and a former world champion at his distance. His primary purpose is to be a voice in the Senate on sports related issues, although he can speak on anything he likes.
    We just shouldn't expect him to necessarily make much sense on issues unrelated to his field of expertise.

     

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    Josh (profile), Mar 7th, 2013 @ 5:38pm

    (This comment has been removed due to non-payment of charges)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 6:01pm

    "the issue of anonymity could be solved by getting people to pay"


    We already pay to get online - this guy thinks it is free?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 8:05pm

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2013 @ 9:36pm

    Can't blame him, I guess

    I get really drunk and say stupid things this close to St. Patty's Day too.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 8th, 2013 @ 12:08am

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    This is in Ireland not the US.

    Eamon Coghlan is just ignorant and fearful so stop getting yourself worked up.

    But if you guys in the US could stop your government putting loads of pressure on other governments around the world that would be swell.

     

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    Niall (profile), Mar 8th, 2013 @ 2:45am

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    Report him to the EU for living down to national stereotypes! Except he's a politician, so stupid is in the job description...

     

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    Niall (profile), Mar 8th, 2013 @ 2:49am

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    He also forgets the corollary - people who do pay to post will do so, and will feel they have the right to do so plentifully and possibly nastily. What will he do about posts he doesn't like then?

     

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    special-interesting (profile), Mar 8th, 2013 @ 3:17am

    What? I wont be able to intimidate anyone with my long wordy posts anymore? -depressed-

    TANJ-it! (there ain't no justice) Larry Niven.

    -throws a 10 pence in the swear box-

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 8th, 2013 @ 3:58am

    And just how would they enforce that on sites oustside or Ireland. I have a comment section on my website. I only recognize US laws over that, since my servers are in the USA. If the Irish authorities ever come to me wanting information on any users in Ireland, I will not hand over that information, as my site is not subject to Irish law, since it is not in Ireland.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 8th, 2013 @ 3:58am

    while this is stupid, I can sort of follow his logic:
    people need to pay for most forms of communication (telephone call, letter, text- none are free) therefore people need to think about what they say. therefore, charging per post on the internet would have a similar effect, making people think about if it is really worth it.

    stupid, but there is some logic to it.

     

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    docfitz (profile), Mar 8th, 2013 @ 5:12am

    Re: Eamonn Coghlan

    Eamonn Coughlan wasn't elected but rather was one of our Taoiseach's (Prime Minister) nominees to the Seanad. We do manage to elect quite a range of idiots, just not this one.

     

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    martyburns (profile), Mar 8th, 2013 @ 5:16am

    Re: Pay Who?

    You inspired me to write my own derivative limerick, please don't sue me for using your character.

    When theres serious trolling to do,
    I find I call out_of_the_blue,
    because Techdirts not right,
    without the most meaningless shite,
    that is possible for someone to spew

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 8th, 2013 @ 7:07am

    Uenforceable

    All someone would have to do is use a VPN to hide their activities, and avoid these charges.

     

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    Beta (profile), Mar 8th, 2013 @ 8:31am

    rythm, shmythm

    limerick writer
    losing count of syllables
    it looked so easy

     

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    Beta (profile), Mar 8th, 2013 @ 8:35am

    Re: Internet++

    Better still, invite them to build their own network, just the way they want it.

    Give them some paper, crayons and string and they'll be happy all afternoon.

     

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    Dave, Mar 8th, 2013 @ 12:21pm

    Waffle

    Does this mean that everybody now has to have fixed IP addresses? By the way, I don't have a passport, so what do I do? ...............Next crackpot step this way, please.

     

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    John James, Mar 10th, 2013 @ 7:53am

    Eamonn Coghlan

    To put the record straight, Coghlan never suggest a thing about paying for posting on Internet. He asked the Minister for Communications a question in reference to cyber bullying on the Internet. Then some @ss posted comments about this and it took a life of its own. Just shows you how misleading Internet users can be.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 11th, 2013 @ 9:06am

    He should have to pay to open his BS filled mouth!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 11th, 2013 @ 11:55am

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    Anonymous Coward...... Sums you up!

     

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    The best way to do this is you can copy and paste into emails to your family and friends. You can copy and paste it and put ad's on the internet on message boards etc. Or you can create your own free website, by copying and pasting. There are many free webpages you can build on the web. For example 2 good ones are www.geocities.com or http://www.cmlb.net. Both of these are simple to use. And the best part of having this info on a website for people to follow is you can post links to your site on paid to click websites or paid to read email sites, for great advertising. There are countless ways to get more people like me and you involved in this amazing program.
    A. Go to the toolbar at the top of the window and select "Edit" and then "Select All".

    B. Go to the toolbar again and select "Edit" and then "Copy".

    C. Start (compose) a new email message (PLAIN TEXT so everyone can view it!).

    D. Fill in your email address and subject line, and then click in the main message area.

    E. Go to "Edit" and "Paste" to paste the text into your new email message. Now you can edit and format the message text in any way you want! However, it's best to just leave the text as it is because you want your email to be read by everyone who receives it!

    The only thing you need to make sure of is that YOUR email address is at Number 5 in the list in STEP 2. Of course, the address that was previously at Number 1 should have been removed, and the other email addresses should have been moved up a position to accommodate yours at Number 5. As long as you have done this correctly, your email is ready for sending!

    A word of warning! Don't be tempted to add your email address to position 1 in order to earn money fast! It doesn't work like that! If you do that, you will ONLY reach the people you directly send emails to, and then your address will be immediately removed from the Number 1 place and you won't reach thousands of people! But, if you add your name to the Number 5 position, there will be literally tens of thousands of people receiving and sending email's later - when your name is at the Number 1 spot!!!

    F. Once you've got your email message ready, send out a minimum of 40 copies of the email - but only to people you know, or to people who respond to MLM offers, or to people who've sent YOU offers. By sending this letter and the payment via EMAIL, the response time is EXTREMELY fast..........ELECTRONIC TRANSFER INTERNET FAST!!! That's why it takes only a few days for those £3 payments to start flooding into your PayPal account!


    THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT! The whole process should take you about 30 minutes to complete.
    BE PREPARED TO GET EXCITED.... YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!! Half an hour of easy work is all that's needed - no capital outlay, no postage stamps, no printing, copying or waiting, and the concept is 100% legal.

    Within 30 days, over £10,000 cash will pass through your PayPal account. And that’s GUARANTEED. In fact, you can expect to receive a substantial number of £3 payments within the first few days! Keep a copy of your email safe so that you can use it again whenever you need more cash!


    Here's how it works:

    When you send out your emails, your email address will initially be at Number 5 in the list. That's the best position it can be in at this stage if you want to make serious money. The response-rate for this program is much higher than any typical email marketing campaign for a number of reasons, which are explained later. As long as you send your emails to people who are likely to be interested in this program, on average, you can expect a response from about 25% of the people you send to. But let's be extremely conservative here and assume that you receive an average response rate of only 12.5%. . .
    If you send out your email to 40 different people, you can expect at least 5 of those people to do exactly what you did (12.5% of 40 = 5). By this time, your email address will have moved up toNumber 4 in the list, and this list will now have reached around 200 people (5 x 40).

    Out of those 200 people, you can expect at least 25 of them to participate (12.5% of 200 = 25), so that's a further 1,000 emails (25 x 40) being sent out and your email address will have risen toNumber 3 in the list.

    Out of those 1,000 people, you can expect at least 125 of them to participate (12.5% of 1,000 = 125), so that's a further 5,000 emails(125 x 40) being sent out with you now at the Number 2 position.

    Out of those 5,000 people, you can expect at least 625 of them to respond (12.5% of 5,000 = 625), so that's 25,000 emails (625 x 40)being sent out with YOUR ADDRESS at the Number 1 spot!

    Now, out of those 25,000 people, you can expect around 3,125 of them to respond (12.5% of 25,000 = 3,125). And since you will now be at NUMBER 1 in the list, you will receive: £9,375 (3,125 x £3).

    So, when your name starts to hit the Number 1 position within the next few days, it will be YOUR turn to collect the money! Over the course of 30 days, this money will be sent to you by a few thousand people just like yourself - who are willing to invest half an hour to receive around £10,000 or more in cash! The first payments will arrive within a few days, and they will continue at the rate of about 100 payments per day for about 30 days. After that time, the volume of payments begins to taper off as your email address vacates the Number 1 position.

    That's all you need to do! There will be around £10,000 in £3 payments waiting for you in your PayPal account within the next few weeks. £10,000 for just 30 minutes work! This is real money that you can spend on anything you wish! Just deposit it to your own bank account or spend it directly from your PayPal account!!! It's just that easy!!! I think it's WORTH IT, don't you?

    Remember, the 12.5% example above is assuming that 35 out of the 40 people you send your email to will do absolutely nothing except delete your email. However, if you follow the plan correctly and send your emails only to people who are likely to want to participate, you can expect a typical response-rate of around 25%. Hence, the 12.5% example is only given as a worst-case-scenario. Additionally, the above example assumes that each participant will only send out 40 emails. Imagine what would happen if each participant sent out 1,000 emails instead of just 40! Believe me, many people will do this and much more!

    Consider this! Millions of people surf the Internet every single day, all over the world! Plus there are 50,000 new people who get on the Internet every month! The people who send you offers by email can provide you with an excellent source of bulk email addresses to send to. You can also send out emails to all of your family, friends, and to anyone who you think would want to invest £3 and 30 minutes of their time to make a substantial lump sum within a month. If you want to operate this business continuously, you should consider obtaining bulk lists of email addresses from a reputable mailing list company. That's how I've managed to stay in business for the last 2 years! If you already have a legitimate mailing list, then this program would be the most profitable way to make use of it. There are many websites that sell thousands of fresh opt-in email addresses of people who have subscribed to receive exactly this type of program. For example, visit:htmail.com, BusinessMailing.co.uk and Email2Success.com. The possibilities are endless, and it's so easy!

    Unlike many other MLM programs, this 5-LEVEL PROGRAM costs you only £3. That's right, only £3 ONCE, which is much more realistic and provides much, much faster results. Only the first person on the list gets your £3 gift, but everyone in the list will rise to that Number 1 position as thousands of emails are being sent out. No cheating can occur (don't be fooled by claims that this system can be cheated) as Paypal only allows one account per person. Because it is so easy, the response rate is VERY HIGH and VERY FAST - Internet email FAST, and you will start seeing dramatic results in less than one week! JUST IN TIME FOR NEXT MONTH'S BILLS!

    Remember, you need only mail out 40 copies to start with. This will be enough to generate a substantial lump sum within 30 days. For example, send to personal contacts and reply to people who send their programs to you, as they are already working on the web. They know these programs work and they are already believers in the system! This is NOT considered SPAM if you are responding to other people's offers, or sending to friends, family and contacts, or if you are using a legitimate mailing list.

    So, email your letters out today, and then prepare yourself for a huge influx of cash within the next 30 days!!!


    4 factors that make this program so successful. . .
    EXTREMELY FAST RESPONSE
    EXTREMELY HIGH RESPONSE RATE
    UNLIMITED PROFIT POTENTIAL
    QUICK, SIMPLE AND CHEAP TO GET STARTED
    Because of the VIRTUALLY ZERO INVESTMENT, SPEED, and HIGH PROFIT POTENTIAL, this program has a VERY HIGH RESPONSE RATE! And all from just a simple email and one simple £3 PayPal transaction! In fact, this program has faster results and a higher response rate than any other Internet program you could possibly participate in! For most email marketing campaigns, the average response rate is between 0.5% and 5%. However, this particular program typically generates a response rate of between 20% and 30%. This is because this program is so easy to implement, it costs next to nothing, it takes just 30 minutes to implement, and the results can be seen within days.

    I've been watching this type of MLM program for years and this is about as easy and fast as you can get it. No stamps, no envelopes, no printed copies to be made - just a little effort and faith!!! This program really keeps it "short and simple"!


    UNLIMITED income potential!

    This program is structured for everyone to send only 40 emails each to start. However, you are certainly not limited to 40. Send out as many emails as you want. Every 40 emails you send has a return of AT LEAST £10,000 WITHIN 30 DAYS. So, if you can email 50, or 100, or whatever, GO FOR IT! THE MORE YOU PUT INTO IT, THE MORE YOU GET OUT OF IT!

    However, you MUST remember that sneaking your name higher up on the list will NOT produce the results you think, and it only cheats the other people who have put in the effort and have earned the right to be there. So please, play by the rules and the serious money will come to you!

    You are probably skeptical of this, especially with all the different programs out there on the Web, but if you don't try this you will never know. I felt exactly the same as you probably do right now. I wanted to believe but i just couldn't help thinking that there was some sort of catch. But then I realized that I had absolutely nothing to lose. After all, I was only being asked to invest a measly £3, and yet I could earn many thousands of pounds within a month. And all for just half an hour of my time! Therefore I went ahead and did exactly as the email requested. This took me around 30 minutes in total, and I'm so, so, glad I did that!

    To get started, just click on the link below:

    https://www.paypal.com
    But please play by the rules! This program doesn't cost anything but £3 and about half an hour of your time, and if everyone plays fair, everyone WINS!!

    So there it is. You now have the knowledge that will enable you to make over £10,000 within the next few weeks. The only thing that can hold you back now is a lack of faith or a lack of self-belief. However, any doubts you may currently have will disappear within a few days of putting this plan into practice. Trust me on this! You certainly won't regret it.


    Some notes from the PayPal site which you may find useful

    PayPal lets you pay anyone with an email address and is the world's Number 1 online payment service. PayPal is accepted on over 3 million eBay auctions as well as a countless number of online shops. You can also use PayPal to pay your friends - for example, it's a convenient way to split the phone bill with your room-mate, send cash to your kids in college, or send cash to someone in another country.

    When you send money through PayPal, you can fund your payments with your credit card or cheque account. You won't have to worry about your privacy, because PayPal keeps your accounting information safe and secure. Making a purchase with PayPal is far more secure than mailing a cheque or giving your credit card number to a stranger. That's why over 9 MILLION people from around the world use PayPal to move money. Signing up for a PayPal account is free, easy, and it takes only a couple of minutes.

    Thank you, and good luck in your ventures


    P.S. Does this sound too good? Well maybe to some skeptics it is. But it actually works, and is worth the 30 minutes of your time now. So, just make a nice cup of tea and get started on it now. After all, you can't lose, but you stand to gain more in the next few weeks than many people earn in a year!

     

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    totalz (profile), Mar 12th, 2013 @ 2:10am

    Congrats!

    Dear Eamonn Coghlan,

    Your suggestion can actually make better use of your campaign money. Congrats!

    Regards,
    (oops, I didn't sign out 1st...)

     

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