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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Calculated Courtship of the African American Vote

I'm going to add my voice to the growing list of voices urging black voters to throw their support behind Bernie Sanders.

The fact is, Hillary Clinton's relatively recent realization that she loves Barack Obama and everything he has stood for is just one more calculation in a lifetime of calculations, all with the goal of getting herself into the presidency.

She managed to get those sound bites out there in time to win a number of very important primaries by essentially winning all of the African American vote in those states.  In states where the black vote is not such a big factor, she has lost to Bernie Sanders by large margins.  But she is still way ahead in delegates, and everybody thinks she is a shoo-in for the nomination.

Remember, Hillary hated Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign, and did everything she could to undermine him back then.  Since then, she has distanced herself from him when it suited her, and now that proclaiming her love for him suits her, she is doing that.

Back in 2008, Hillary would stop at nothing to prevent Obama from becoming President.  Here's something that almost certainly was spread by the Clinton campaign in a last-ditch effort to salvage her chances in 2008:


(I included the plug for the fake smart pill because it's in my other posts about the smart pill scam, e.g. http://pricefixer.blogspot.com/2015/09/neurocell-fake-cnn-report-scam.html).

Sanders, on the other hand, is honest.  He won't claim to agree with everything President Obama has done, because he doesn't agree with everything Obama has done.  To him, much of what Obama has done (and not done) has been a disappointment.  And he's honest enough to say that.

So here is a set of dichotomies between Hillary and Bernie that should persuade black voters that Bernie has their interests in mind a lot more than Hillary does:


  • Bernie is honest, Hillary isn't.
  • Bernie's campaign reminds us of Barack's 2008 campaign; Hillary's doesn't.
  • Hillary's campaign reminds us of Hillary's 20008 campaign; Bernie's doesn't.
  • Hillary's political life has involved one scandal after another; Bernie's hasn't
  • Bernie's campaign is funded by small donors, Hillary's isn't.
  • Hillary has taken tens of millions of dollars from banks; Bernie hasn't.
  • Hillary has taken tens of millions of dollars from other big corporations; Bernie hasn't.
  • Bernie is fighting for equality; Hillary isn't.
  • Hillary is running for the presidency because she is ambitious and egomaniacal; Bernie isn't.
  • Hillary's presidency would be rocked by scandal from the outset; Bernie's wouldn't.
  • Hillary is married to Bill Clinton; Bernie isn't.
  • Hillary's life has been one long string of calculations designed toward getting herself into the White House, Bernie's hasn't.
  • Hillary will face even more obstructionism from Republicans than Obama did.  Bernie will face obstructionism, but if his movement expands, he may be able to overcome it.  Hillary will NOT be able to overcome the obstruction any more than Obama did.
  • Bernie's campaign is electrifying, Hillary's isn't.
  • Hillary's history will give her Republican opponent plenty of ammunition for portraying her as unethical, Bernie's won't. 

The polls are now starting to show that Bernie has a better chance against Trump than Hillary does. The reason for that should be obvious -- it's the growing independent vote: thoughtful people who are disgusted with both parties, and the fact that many people out there just can't imagine ever voting for Hillary.  The polls also don't take into account the fact that elections can be won on the basis of negative campaigning, and the Republican Party's negative campaign against Hillary promises to be the easiest and most negative campaign ever.

Remember, Obama had all the black votes, but he also had very strong support among independent voters.  It's a given that the democratic candidate will win a lot of black votes.  If the Democrats want to beat Trump, they will need someone who will appeal to the independent voters. Hillary is not that someone.  In fact, a lot of dyed-in-the-wool Democrats can't stand her, and might just stay home.

All the reasons that Bernie would outperform Hillary against Trump also apply to Ted Cruz, if he manages to become the candidate.  Either way, the Democratic candidate will get the African American vote; the biggest question is which way the independents will go.  And candidates like the scandal-burdened politics-as-usual Hillary Clinton are the very reason that many independents are independents.

The Democrats' best chance this time around -- as it was with Obama in 2008 -- is to field a candidate that people can get excited about.  That's Bernie, not Hillary.

So if you're a black primary voter, you really need to think about this.  Even if you believe that Hillary is a good candidate and that Bernie is unrealistic, Hillary is not likely to win against Trump or Cruz.

Another way of looking at it:  If Bernie is the candidate, most Hillary supporters will support him over Trump or Cruz.  But if Hillary is the candidate, it's far from clear that the Bernie supporters are going to give their vote to Hillary.  It's a myth that "independent" voters are just a large mass of people in the middle, with Republicans on the right and Democrats on the left.  Independent voters are independent thinkers.  The fact that Bernie is honest is likely to influence them a lot more than the fact that he is a socialist.

You need to throw your support behind Bernie Sanders, and you need to do it quickly.  And tell all your friends.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Adderin -- another CNN Stephen Hawking Anderson Cooper Scam

If you have reached this page because you're wondering whether a smart-pill called Adderil is a scam, the answer is, yes it is.  Like a number of other smart-pills (all of which probably share similar worthless formulas), Adderin is being sold to unsuspecting senior citizens and others by means of a fake news report -- i.e. a report that looks like it might actually be from CNN, or from Forbes, or from Discover Magazine (and doubtless others as well), but which is actually totally fake.  You can tell that it's totally fake because the exact same ad is used to sell products with different names.  This blog documents the ones that I have seen, or that readers have pointed out to me.  Below is the Adderin scam.

I spotted this one myself.  I saw the following ad on a random website that I had surfed to:



I assume the software was smart enough to know that I was in Virginia.  What luck, it's banned everywhere but here!

Clicking on either link brought me to:

http://forbes.com-neuroscience.tech/brain/research/index.php


In my browser window, it looked like I was looking at a CNN Report on Forbes.com.


Here's a screenshot of what I'm looking at:






And here is the screenshot showing the product:






And even though there are only 18 bottles left, they even offer a free bottle along the way:







Interestingly, my browser thinks this is a Geniux ad.  They really are sloppy about updating the software for the new names, although at least this time the right name is on the bottle.

And now I'll just copy and paste my "basic name-change post, where I've changed the name to Adderin:

This is getting old.  The fake CNN report featuring Anderson Cooper, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Denzel Washington and others talking about how much smarter they have become for taking a certain smart pill is now being used for something called "Adderin"  If you've been here before, you know that the same ad has been used to sell Neurocell, Synagen, Cogniq, Alpha ZXT, Intellux, and others.

If they can copy their old ads, I guess I should be able to copy my old posts.  I need to simply have a standard post every time a new drug is the subject of this scam "report."

I'm copying the below from my January 28 post, which addressed the use of the report for Addium (or maybe Synapsyl -- they were very sloppy in their use of the report that time):

In case this is your first encounter with this scam, I don't really have time to explain it to you right now in any detail.  Just let me assure you that it's obviously a scam, since the same ad has been run again and again, with different names for the supplement.  I.e. in one article, Anderson Cooper tries out Neurocell and comes out twice as smart, and in another, it's Synagen.  And then there's Cogniq, Intellux, etc.  Just check out the other posts on this blog and you'll see the other examples. 

The FTC has been notified -- Ref. No. 65703157, phone no. 877-382-4357 -- but apparently doesn't care.  None of the major internet entry points where this fake ad appears -- MSN, Cox, CNN, Aol, to name a few -- have cared enough to do anything.  Neither have any of the celebrities whose names, likenesses, and reputations are being used.

Note that by putting the ads on entry points like these, they are clearly preying on elderly people -- maybe your aging parents or grandparents -- who aren't quite savvy enough to do the google search that you did to find this blog.  Do all those poor elderly victims a favor and take some action -- if only to call the FTC and get them to start moving on this matter.

All I can do is try, whenever I become aware of a new name,  to copy the new scam ad and post the name here.  The current list is (I think):
Synapsyl

Adderin
Geniux
Addium
BrainPlus IQ
Neurocell
Synagen
Cogniq
Alpha ZXT
Intellux
Brainfire
Brainstorm

Here's my post on Neurocell:  http://pricefixer.blogspot.com/2015/09/neurocell-fake-cnn-report-scam.html

And here's my post on Synagen:  http://pricefixer.blogspot.com/2015/08/synagen-iq-scam.html

And here's the list of fake celebrity endorsers:

Stephen Hawking
Anderson Cooper
Ashton Kutcher
Denzel Washington
Tom Brady
Bradley Cooper
Kanye West
Tiger Woods
Will Smith
George Clooney
Quentin Tarantino
Daniel Craig
Bill Gates
Dr. Oz
Sir Isaac Newton





For posterity's sake, here is the text of the Adderin ad (for some reason, the pictures didn't copy over).:


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FEBRUARY 21, 2016 @ 08:31 AM 570 VIEWS
Stephen Hawking Predicts, "This Pill Will Change Humanity"
Special editorial by Jon Stewart from Forbes.

Recently Hawking made some comments in an interview with Anderson Cooper about a brain booster that would become the biggest event in human history
Stephen Hawking credits his ability to function and maintained focused on such a high level to a certain set of "smart drugs" that enhance cognitive brain function and neural connectivity, while strengthening the prefrontal cortex and boosting memory and recall.
In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Stephen Hawking said that his brain is sharper than ever, more clear and focused and he credits a large part to usingAdderin. Hawking went on to add "The brain is like a muscle, you got to work it out and use supplements just like body builders use, but for your brain, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing to enhance my mental capabilities".
Everyone that has taken this, from athletes like Tom Brady to musicians like Kanye West have nothing but praise for the brain booster, which doubles IQ, skyrockets energy levels and connects areas of the brain not previously connected.Adderin works so well for these guys, we had to ask... Is it safe?
After 7 years Harvard Scientists Finally Break New Ground & Usher In The Future Of Brain Science With Invention Of New Smart Drug That Increases IQ, Memory And Focus Up To %100
Over a decade ago ago Harvard assembled a team of neuroscientists to work on coming up with a natural brain supplement that could effortlessly boost IQ.
Today, those scientists made the breakthrough they were seeking and made thediscovery of a lifetime.They came up with a brain boosting smart drug that surpasses all limits of known science.
The Supplement they created is now THE best treatment available to improve memory, sharpen attention, increase focus and boost overall IQ.
After numerous rounds of testing results were astonishing. One test subject was quoted as saying:
"As soon as I took it started working within minutes of taking it. All of a sudden, it felt like a dark cloud had been lifted up from in front of me. I was more alert, more focused, had long lasting energy, and experienced a mental clarity that I’d never felt before" – Ben Lishger Harvard Sophomore."
The Lead Researcher on the team Dr.Rosenhouse gave us an exclusive inside look at the ingredients that make up this revolutionary smart drug:
"It is engineered with all the ingredients containing vitamins and essentials that your brain needs to ensure improvement in all aspects of cognitive growth, while including short and long term memory, focus, energy, problem solving capabilities and total brain performance. 

We are all very grateful to have this now, as I believe it can help everyone on the planet and take us to the next stage of evolution.We’re very proud."
His associate Dr.cortigan went on to say:
"This revolutionary brain booster enables your brain to be the most efficient it can. It energizes the tissue and functions deep at a cellular level. It makes your brain cells perform their task genuinely and keeps away all kinds of mental fatigue or weakness. Its truly a remarkable breakthrough."

But what does this all mean for the rest of us?
Could this pill help ordinary people like you and me?
The only way to find out is to try it an luckily The Harvard team has patented and sold the rights to major manufacturers who currently have a limited 3 month supply.
For me, my major concern is my work. I feel taking this brain supplement could help improve my work and increase my income.
Sometimes, just one simple decision can drastically change the course of your life. Literally, one click could be the difference between living paycheck to paycheck and taking a bus to work to owning mansions, yachts, private jets andnever ever having to worry about money ever again.
As Warren Buffett famously says "the more you learn, the more you earn".
Are you ready to take the next step in improving your life, feeling sharper and smarter than ever before and making millions or billions in the process?
"I wouldn’t have developed my patent formula if not for this amazingly incredible brain supplement ." – says Dr. Rosenhouse
Are you ready to find out if this can work for you? We already ordered ours and will be writing a follow up piece on the results, we encourage you to do the same.
The only thing you have to do is try it and see for yourself. Who knows, maybe this could be the one little decision that changes your life. Write us and let us know. Best of luck!
STORY UPDATE: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Experts call this new supplement the biggest advancement in brain science to date...

CNN broke the news first and uncovered that Adderin raises levels of focus and performance every day by 300%.
As we researched, we began to see that this supplement has been quickly gaining traction around the world. Celebrities and athletes alike are already rumored to be taking the pill with the full scale public release expected shortly. The company and product is called Adderin. The site claimed that Adderin contained a very unique formulation of natural vitamins and minerals which together unlock untapped parts of the human brain. Our resident brain scientist Dr Raqif conducted his own independent analysis of the supplement and his findings seemed to mirror Adderin's claims. According to Dr Raqif, "he's never seen a food based supplement deliver such a profound upward lift in brain function before".

Genius Steven Hawkings has Admitted To Using Adderin To Triple His Memory.
We tested it ourselves - did it live up to the hype?
After our research led to such positive reviews, we simply had to try Adderin ourselves to verify whether this was all hype. Almost every single man in the building volunteered to test it out but we chose our very own Anderson Cooper. Below is his account of using Adderin over a 4 week period.



14 Day Summary - Anderson Cooper'sAdderin Results:
Anderson has been with us for years."The Adderin pills were extremely hard to come by" says Cooper. He goes on to say, "If you can get your hands on these pills - get them right away." We had to wait 2 weeks before we got a bottle to test as it was sold out almost everywhere or over $300 a bottle from people trying to sell it for profit eBay People were paying top dollar for them on there.
The free trial bottle of Adderin was delivered in a few days from ordering and with surprisingly inexpensive shipping. Before putting Cooper on the test, our team ran a little bit of our own research before we put Cooper on the test and found:



Adderin has been clinically proven to:
·         Sky-rocket Concentration by 312%
·         Improve Creative Thinking
·         Boost Energy
·         Enhance Memory Recall
·         Increase IQ Scores by 77%


Adderin arrived within 4 days of having placed my order Online for the free trials and were inexpensive to ship. To test out the product, I took one Adderin pill every morning for 4 weeks.
Anderson Cooper's 14 DAY Adderin EXPERIENCE
DAY 1:

"I took one and forgot all about it. Maybe 20-30 minutes later I felt odd. I can only describe it by saying my mind felt calm and still. I was playing a Men's mind game' and scored 100% on every answer. It was like that feeling you get when you have just woken up. Light headed so to speak but this was different. I was light headed and spaced out but in the zone at the same time. Can't explain it - but it was awesome."

DAY 5:

"I was shocked at the drastic results. Over the course of the next 5 days I found myself bouncing out of bed and felt ready to take on the day - usually I need to snooze 3 times. I felt motivation to get stuff done and often power through.."

DAY 14:

After 14 days, not only had all my doubts and skepticism absolutely vanished - Thing's that annoyed me were no longer an issue. I hardly got stressed and when I did, I was able to control my emotions and get back into peak performance and state.
My Thoughts on Adderin
"Adderin is the real deal. The increase in focus, creativity and overall mental performance was a little bit scary to be honest - I felt like a different person. I didn't notice any side effects at all either. I need to order a box of these before they are released into stores." - Anderson Cooper

"The results were unbelievable. Every aspect of my mental performance accelerated from day 1. A must try" - Bill Gates's Last Interview With CNN
With the full market release of the supplement scheduled for later this year, Adderin is bound to make a splash. Experts say government intervention is likely to limit the release of the supplement due to its potent effects. That said, the company is offering limited bottles of the supplement for the next few weeks. See below a men's health special promotion for you to get a discounted bottle of Adderin today. Try it and please do write in to let us know what you think.
After Sunday, February 21, 2016 these incredible offer will no longer be available.
Update: Only 18 Bottles Still Available. Promotion Ends: Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Kevin Austin
I have been using Adderin for 3 weeks now, and I can say it`s a true miracle! Thank you so much for reporting on this!
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Karen Reynolds
I saw this on CNN a while ago and still using the Adderin. I've been using the product for about 6 wks. Honestly, this is unbelievable, all I have to say is WOW.
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It occurred to me that perhaps this could be considered trademark infringement.  Consumers glancingly familiar with ADHD medication might have heard of Adderall, which is used to treat ADHD, and which is a real thing.  I'm not saying Adderall is any better than any other ADHD medication, I'm just saying that it is a real drug, with methampetamines and everything, and helps improve concentration in ADHD sufferers, so it really is a smart pill.  Anyway, that's for the makers of Adderall to worry about.