Joyous Dog’s Death ‘A Sign Of GOD Telling You To Stop Publishing Fear And Meaningless Accusations Once And For All,’ HYIP Apologist Claims

They’ll tell you that 2 percent a day (730 percent a year) is not too good to be true and that experts had performed “due diligence.” They’ll say their “program” is different from other schemes that either collapsed under their own weight or were brought down by the government. They’ll position themselves as free-market entrepreneurs, perhaps even the guardians and gatekeepers of freedom itself.

They’ll draft grandparents into their cross-border HYIP fraud schemes, tell them to set up accounts for their grandchildren and then proceed to defraud entire families — oldest to youngest.

Grandma might not even know that the payment-processing account her unlicensed, unregistered sponsor helped her set up for 15 percent of her personal and family outlay is based offshore.

By design.

It makes the money harder to trace. It creates jurisdictional hurdles for law enforcement. It gives the collective of international criminals more time to pick more pockets — and pick them they will. It’s what they do. Often repeatedly in scam after scam. Sometimes for years.

If you’re an American interested in politics — perhaps especially if you have Republican, conservative, rightist or libertarian leanings and hold the principled view that less government is best — they’ll shape a message just for you. Because the sales pitch is designed to confirm your biases while at once loosening your purse strings, you’ll be less apt to be discerning. They might tell you what you should be angry about — the economy, the Fed, Wall Street, the banks, the bailout, the regulators, the politicians who start wars.

This does not mean, however, that they won’t be glad to separate you from your money if you’re a centrist of any political persuasion or a Democrat, liberal or leftist in your leanings. They’ll tell you anything to get access to your money.

The schemes work best during lean times. If no bogeyman exists in your life, they’ll create one for you to loathe: an individual, an authority figure, an agency, a bureaucracy, a member of the media. Their frauds are designed to separate you from your rational self; that’s how they suck you in.

There may be a public face of the enterprise, perhaps a man who projects impeccable manners. He’ll be described as a genius, perhaps by a conference-call or webinar host who has a soothing voice made for radio. If you haven’t been able to access your account for weeks and aren’t really sure where your money is, someone will suggest it is your fault. Stepfordian shills will reinforce that notion. They’ll try to make you believe that questioning the enterprise is a sign of weakness, a sign that — unlike the rest — you lack faith.

True believers will emerge. So will enforcers who will “defend” the enterprise at any cost. There may be no ceiling to their wretched excess, their intellectual dishonesty, their disconnect from the world of rational thought. Some of them even will send notes to reporters that read like the one the PP Blog received yesterday at 3:41 p.m. EDT.

The would-be poster tried to put this in the thread below my tribute post to Maddy, my beloved terrier who died last week.

Here is is:

Congratulations! At last a real report based on credible sources and on a fact- not on fabricated false statements or regurgitated information from somewhere else.

A dog’s life is worthless if his owner is engaged in spreading lies and speculation to harm others.

It’s a sign of GOD telling you to stop publishing fear and meaningless accusations once and for all. If you don’t believe in him (GOD) but Karma, then this is it coming at ya.

The next time it will be someone who you love not an animal.

You’ve been warned by the universe.

[Name Deleted By PP Blog]

We’d like to say that the suggestion that God favored HYIP Ponzi schemes and caused Maddy’s death because of what the PP Blog has written represents a new low.

But it doesn’t.

In 2008 — on the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — an apologist for the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme that had sucked in at least $110 million by promising to provide a daily return of 1 percent released a “prayer” that asked God to cause U.S. federal prosecutors to be made to suffer.

And to be struck dead.

It therefore comes as no surprise that an HYIP apologist could not resist the urge to subject Maddy — a tiny dog who provided nothing but joy, never saw a person she did not love and put smiles on countless faces — to such a monstrous indignity.

In the HYIP sphere, according to the apologist, God protects the innocent operators of schemes advertising 2 percent a day and kills dogs to send a message to their owners not to try to warn the public about transnational crime made possible over the Internet.

And if the death of a dog doesn’t provide enough of a chill for a reporter to abandon a story, then maybe God or at least the forces of karma then will cause family members to die.

It is thuggery and racketeering, the voluntary abandonment of the greater angels of the soul, and it is utterly bereft of decency.

 

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9 Responses to “Joyous Dog’s Death ‘A Sign Of GOD Telling You To Stop Publishing Fear And Meaningless Accusations Once And For All,’ HYIP Apologist Claims”

  1. “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” — Margaret Thatcher, former PM of UK

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  2. Honestly, these people are mental!! God does not punish dogs, nor does he promote get rich quick schemes. sanitizing things by using religion only serves to assure the perpetrators get theirs in the end. A true Christian would never wish harm on anyone, man nor beast. I’m not sure what Bible they are quoting or reading, but it’s not the one the rest of us use.

    What they fear most is that you drag their evil and greedy transgressions into the light, when they prefer staying in the dark, like the roaches they are. Truth doesn’t need to hide, lies seek to hide. Keep up the good work, Patrick!

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  3. K. Chang: “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” — Margaret Thatcher, former PM of UK

    That’s a good one, K. Chang. Thanks.

    Patrick

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  4. Don: Keep up the good work, Patrick!

    I appreciate this, Don.

    Yesterday was a memorable day, to be sure. Among the day’s other conspiracy theories was that I am part of “an undercover Zionist Neocon Cabal.”

    http://patrickpretty.com/2012/05/09/adsurfdaily-figure-christian-oesch-named-defendant-in-lawsuit-filed-by-fannie-mae-utah-man-calls-himself-fiction-transmitting-utility-in-response-to-complaint/comment-page-1/#comment-26908

    It wasn’t from the same individual who described Maddy’s life as “worthless” because of what I do.

    Patrick

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  5. It seems very easy for these folks to lump anyone who disagrees with them, or exposes them for who they really are, as some sort of conspiracy or evil plot. In essence, those exposed are the ones in the evil plot, to bilk people of their money and claim that it’s OK with God. I had always thought that theft/fraud was frowned upon by practicing Christians. Perhaps I am in some unnamed group??

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  6. Hello, Patrick;

    Maddy’s death is undoubtedly painful and a source of grief for you and yours.

    First, let me first offer my sincere condolences.

    Second, the missives sent to you by someone who infers that he/she understand the mind of God re the cause of Maddy’s death remind me of the cult-like behaviors of many of those who rabidly followed Andy Bowdoin into ASD.

    Here’s a source that lays out the characteristics of cultic groups. After seeing some of the output of these cult-like followers I found it to be helpful in understanding some of their motivations:

    Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups – Revised http://www.csj.org/infoserv_cult101/checklis.htm

    Bottom line: There appears to be a percentage of the population who suffer from mental disabilities of various types – and by virtue of your online presence you seem to be a target of some of them.

    It’s sad – and must be somewhat frightening. I hope you can find satisfaction in the knowledge that what you do is beneficial to many, many people.

    -PWD

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  7. Patrick Dunn: Maddy’s death is undoubtedly painful and a source of grief for you and yours.

    First, let me first offer my sincere condolences.

    Your sensitivity and thoughtful words are very much appreciated, Pat. Maddy was about goodness and love. I’d tell her we were going to visit someone she loved. She’d become overwhelmed with excitement. We’d get there, and she’d scamper into the arms of the people she loved. Those scenes — those visuals of Maddy sprinting or sliding into open arms, those sounds of pure joy — play repeatedly in my mind.

    We grieve.

    Patrick Dunn: Here’s a source that lays out the characteristics of cultic groups. After seeing some of the output of these cult-like followers I found it to be helpful in understanding some of their motivations:

    Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups – Revised http://www.csj.org/infoserv_cult101/checklis.htm

    You have helped many readers of this Blog understand the bigger picture, Pat. You’ve done do again today, and I’m grateful.

    Patrick Dunn: It’s sad – and must be somewhat frightening. I hope you can find satisfaction in the knowledge that what you do is beneficial to many, many people.

    In general, it used to be the case that the influence of criminals largely was contained within local borders. There were national syndicates, of course, but everybody knew who the hoods were.

    The Internet changed everything. A guy in a small town in Florida can plumb $110 million by telling folks he’s a Christian money magnet who’s developed a way to create 100,000 millionaires. He can reach across state lines; he can reach across national lines.

    A guy in Canada can plumb $70 million, creating 40,000 victims in 120 countries. A guy in Michigan can plumb $72 million and create thousands of victims.

    An unknown person operating “offshore” and relying on individuals to help him build a theft factory can plumb millions of dollars. Literally thousands of the victims were deaf.

    It boggles the mind.

    Patrick

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  8. You are clearly a force for good, doing a major service to us all. I know: I research Ponzi schemes on my own and it is an enormous amount of work.
    “Name Deleted” is seriously out of touch with reality.
    We are all blessed with with the pets that enter our lives for a very short time, we never know how long that time will be.

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  9. Don: It seems very easy for these folks to lump anyone who disagrees with them, or exposes them for who they really are,as some sort of conspiracy or evil plot. In essence, those exposed are the ones in the evil plot, to bilk people of their money and claim that it’s OK with God. I had always thought that theft/fraud was frowned upon by practicing Christians.Perhaps I am in some unnamed group??

    You’ve heard of “RINO”? (Republican In Name Only). I would offer another definition, Religious In Name Only…! Their deity, if they have one would see nothing wrong with fraud and theft. Understand that the proponents of these schemes and scams MUST, of necessity disagree. To think otherwise would require that they admit to themselves that they are thieves, participating in an illegal operation. You drag the lies and fraud out into the light for all to see, and the world is better for it.

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