Friday, June 29, 2012

SS1- Schemes

Get rich fast schemes do work if the seller knows who to sell to. If his\hers sells pitch is very well and has people to back him/her up the product can be sold quick and will take awhile for the consumer to know that it is a scam and the salesperson will already have the money. For example, Red Star World Wear is a online scam for glasses and watches. It gives out free 500 dollar gift cards to thousands of people. When you use this card it tells you that you got a discount so the consumer feels good. When you buy the product you have to pay a large fee for shipping and handling. In the end before people realize it, is that you spend more than what you actually have. When the consumer finds out about the scam, the salesperson already has the money due to it being paid online. So incluclusion scams work if the seller knows what they're doing.

Friday, July 1, 2011

"The Gift of the Magi" Before You Read: Prized Possession

If I could save one item from a disaster I would save the knife under my pillow. I would save it because a knife is the perfect survival kit. If you get shot and you need to get the bullet out, you can use the knife. Also if your tied up, you can used the knife to cut the rope. If it's you and a couple of people stranded and you have food that is hard to split, use the knife to divide the food equally. A knife is the perfect protection device because it doesn't nee ammo. So if there is a flood, I will use my knife to cling onto a building. If there is any disaster I will be ready with my knife.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

“The Lady or the Tiger” Which Door?

In the story, “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton, the man opens the door and sees a tiger. The reason why because his lady points to the right door and she is madly in love with him. The king says that if the accused chose the door with the women he shall be married immediately. She doesn't want that she wants to be together with him forever. Even if that means if he has to wait on the side. So in the end they are together dead.

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