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Adding dollars with crafts
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Anita    Posted 07-25-2004 at 10:29:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I posted this on another board but thought it might find some interest here too. We do a lot of craft shows where we sell various crafts. I have recently started doing these really cool cross necklaces that I sell for $10 and they go like hotcakes. You can see a picture of
them at if you are interested. Even more interesting is the fact that these crosses offer a legitimate work at home opportunity and you don't even have to sell them yourselves if you don't want to. First I worried about it being a scam but am now convinced that it is for real. Not only does the guy sponsoring it guarantee that he will buy all that you produce (at wholesale prices) because the demand is so high, you don't have to buy your supplies from any particular place other than the initial startup kit with the instructions (after that you can get your supplies where you want) and everyone I have found producing these on the web say the buyback program isn't so picky on acceptance criteria that you can't ever get your stuff good enough (as is the case with a lot of craft assembly scams). I have researched the net for any negative comments on this program and haven't found one! In all every one seems happy other than having to get over the initial learning curve of learning how to make them. Most are having most if not all of their necklaces bought when they submit them to the company (remember you are allowed to sell to your own contacts as well for full retail and you keep ALL the money). I even found well-established a group on Yahoo producing these and they are maintaining actual statistics as to turn around times from the company, the number of necklaces accepted rather than rejected, so on and so forth. So far everything is still looking really good other than the company being somewhat slow getting out supplies.

At first I did have some difficulty with my hands and with the time it took to make each one. The instructional video shows the sponsor making a completed necklace in less than five minutes! At first mine were taking a lot longer. As of a couple of days ago, however, I am now proud to report I can do one in eight minutes. My fingers on my left hand are a little sore after 12 in a row but I'll live :D.

Anita    Posted 07-27-2004 at 03:31:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hmmm. I though the idea of a board like this was to discuss viable ways that people are making a living in the country. Guess I was wrong....seems to be oriented more towards creative writing.

Clod    Posted 07-25-2004 at 10:53:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
2. Kerry's Wife Pays Less Taxes Than Median Family

For a long time Steve Forbes has been advocating a flat tax. He says this is the only way to make sure the rich pay their fair share of taxes due Uncle Sam.

Now we know why Steve Forbes wants the flat tax. Wealthy individuals such as Teresa Heinz Kerry pay less in taxes, proportionately, than does the median U.S. family.

This fact was illustrated to us by a NewsMax reader, Robert Clay of California.

Mr. Clay writes:

"According to HUD, the median family income for the U.S. for 2003 was $56,500. After applying the standard deduction of $9,500 for married filing jointly we end up with a taxable income of $47,000. This puts the average family in the 15 percent tax bracket. Kerry's wife, using tax shelters, managed to pay only an effective federal tax rate of 11.5 percent, compared with the top federal income tax rate of 35 percent. She paid $587,000 on an income of $5.1M.

"If Kerry wants the rich to pay more he should start with his wife."

Despite the release of partial financial information, John and Teresa Kerry have not explained why, if it's so important for the evil rich to pay more taxes, they didn't add a voluntary addition to their check to the IRS.

Les    Posted 07-25-2004 at 11:31:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got that from NewsMax? Can't possibly be true, then. You might just as well have gotten that off the Halliburton website, read to you by Rush Limbaugh.

Ya know...    Posted 07-25-2004 at 13:51:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Till I heard the theme song, I had NO idea that there was no rhyme for 'Program'...

I am already more ejumuhkatid for listening to right-wing, Zionist-Master controled, talk-radio...


HUH    Posted 07-25-2004 at 11:19:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

HUH? is right!    Posted 07-25-2004 at 12:28:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
What does all that have to do with the work at home idea posted (even tho it may be out of place here)?

Anita    Posted 07-27-2004 at 03:43:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the note. I hope I wasn't actually out of place though...making and selling these necklaces is something I do and it is something that can add a little bit of income to the budget. I also live about as far out in the boonies as you can imagine. Are those kinds of discussions really off base on this board?

Burrhead    Posted 07-25-2004 at 16:08:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
"What does all that have to do with the work at home idea posted (even tho it may be out of place here)? ron,ar"
Absolutely nuthin but please don't ask a question like that. It's just our mandantory daily NewsMax update.

Clod    Posted 07-25-2004 at 11:36:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was thinking about the guys flat tax idea.Ten percent would be easy to figure but a lot of folks would starve.Like Mr H and R Block.There are great rewards in figureing out something written by congressmen.Though they claim to be great comunicators.At least that is what they spent their careers on .

Clod    Posted 07-25-2004 at 12:40:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Everything is relative said the guy who brought us the laws of physics. iF you make more they take more.

DigitalMat    Posted 07-26-2004 at 07:47:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
When Ronald Reagan was an actor, he was in the 96% tax bracket. He got upset about it and became president so he could bring tax rates down. The more you tax the less people produce, so you get less revenue.

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