Tag Archives: ripoffs

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Gingrich Files To Stiff Dozens Of Small Businesses On Millions In Campaign Bills

The Huffington Post reports: Newt Gingrich apparently has no plans to pay back dozens of small businesses that made yard signs and TV ads for his 2012 presidential campaign. Gingrich filed a document with the Federal Election Commission this week detailing a debt settlement plan to finally terminate his 2012 presidential campaign committee. The document shows that “Newt 2012” plans ...

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UNSHOCKING: Prosperity Gospel Televangelists Are Ripoff Artists

Here’s just a little of what the New York Times says about televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch. Mr. and Mrs. Crouch have his-and-her mansions one street apart in a gated community here, provided by the network using viewer donations and tax-free earnings. But Mrs. Crouch, 74, rarely sleeps in the $5.6 million house with tennis court and pool. She mostly ...

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$100 Carry-On Fee

Remember how I’ve bitched about Spirit Airlines? Check this. Putting a bag in the overhead bin will soon cost some Spirit Airlines passengers $100. That’s more than they may have paid for their tickets. The Miramar, Fla., airline currently charges $45 for a carry-on bag. As of Nov. 6, customers who wait to pay the fee at the boarding gate ...

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Christian Network Accused Of $50M Ripoff

The world’s largest Christian television network, Trinity Broadcasting, has been accused of funneling $50 million in viewer donations to the company’s directors. Freak show televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch (above) are the global faces of the network. The charges are leveled in a federal lawsuit filed by Crouch granddaughter Brittany Koper last week against her former lawyers, who also do ...

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NEW YORK: Church Rakes In $150K From Federal Anti-Terrorism Fund

Claiming that they are at risk of a terrorist attack, a Long Island evangelical church that regularly broadcasts an anti-Muslim radio show was granted $150,000 from a Homeland Security fund. The money, they say, will be used to add video surveillance and other security features. Lots of groups are raking in the dough from the fund and even the wingnuts ...

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Today In Health Store Hooey

As I’ve said here before, almost every item for sale in so-called health food stores is complete hooey that at best merely gives you rather expensive urine. And according to a massive study just published, even taking multivitamins has no apparent benefit to your lifespan. Women taking multivitamins live no longer than those who don’t take the pills, and might ...

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$5 ATM Fees?

Yes.

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The Star Trek IMAX Ripoff

Some Star Trek buffs are pissed after paying $17 to see the movie in IMAX at AMC’s flagship Times Square megaplex, only to find a normal size screen. The flap really got rolling earlier this week when actor/comedian Aziz Ansari went ballistic on his blog, describing how AMC management refused to refund his ticket. The CEO of IMAX has weighed ...

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Multivitamins Do Nothing

According to the largest study ever done on multivitamin users, there is no apparent health benefit to those horse pills. The largest study ever conducted in post-menopausal women has found “convincing evidence” that multivitamin use has “little or no influence” on the risk of common cancers, cardiovascular disease or dying from any cause in post-menopausal women. The research involved 161,808 ...

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