Scam Alert #3

MR.ZUMA ANTHONY, DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY,PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA.

Dear Sir/Madam,It is my great pleasure in writing you this letter on behalf of my colleagues. Your information was given to me by a member of the South African Export Promotion Council (SAEPC) who was with the Federal Government delegation on a trip to your country for a bilateral conference talk to encourage foreign investors. I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hope you will keep it confidential because of the nature of this business.Within the Department of Minerals an Energy where I work as a Director of Audit and Project Implementation and with the co-operation of two other top officials, we have in our possession as overdue payment in US funds. The said funds represent certain percentage of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm which we the officials over-invoiced to the amount of US$14.500,000.00. Though the actual contract cost has been paid to the original contractor, leaving the excess balance unclaimed.Since the present elected Government is determined to pay foreign contractors all debts owed so as to maintain good relationship with foreign government and non-government agencies, we include our bills for approvals with the Department of Finance and the Reserve Bank of South Africa (RBSA). We are seeking your assistance to front as beneficiary of the unclaimed funds, since we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts.Details and change of beneficiary information upon application for claim to reflect payment and approvals will be secured on behalf of you/your company. I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction your share as compensation will be US$3.625m (25%),while my colleagues and I receive US$9.425m (65%) and the balance of US$1.450m (10%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses incurred.The business itself is 100% safe and secure, provided you treat it with utmost confidentiality.It does not matter whether you/your company does contract projects as a transfer of powers will be secured in favour of you/your company. Also your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me.Kindly notify me at zuma_anthony@katamail.com for further details upon your acceptance of this proposal.Thanks for your co-operation.Regards,

MR.ZUMA ANTHONY.

Scam Alert #2

Dear Friend,

GOOD DAY AND COMPLIMENT,
I am writting this letter in confident believing that ifit is the will of for you to help me and my family, GodAlmighty will give you the grace to do so and He willbless and reward you abundantly, I got your contactthrough internet during my search on some one who wouldhelp us.I use to be a female student with the Université Du Bénin,I am 24 years old I would like any person who is caring,loving and home oriented I would love to have long-termrelationship with you and to know more about you. I wouldalso like to build up a solid foundation with you in timecoming if you can be able to help me in this transaction.Well; my both parents died earlierseven month ago in a tragic car accident while coming backfrom a wedding reception of a relation, I and my kidbrother were left alone, my father was a titled Kingbefore his death.I was his Princess and the only one now who can take careof his wealth with my kid brother, Presently we are inCotonou for safety reasons because ofthe little wealth heleft behind for us as we were being hunted by his kingsmenwho wants to make away with the huge money.My father left(US$8,350.000.00) Eight million three hundred and fiftythousand with a security company before he died and Idon't now how and what I will do to invest this moneysomewhere overseas so that his kindred will not take themoney over what belong to my father, I am a young femaleas stated and by our culture that is why I was happy whenI saw your contact and I strongly believe that by thegrace of God you will help us secure and invest thismoney.I therefore need your help in bringing the boxes contaningthe money out from the security company, based on yourreply I will furnish you with more details on how we canproceed. Meanwhile, I am ready to pay 10% of the totalamount to you if you help us in securing this money andanother 10% interest of annual income for handling thisbusiness for us which you have absolute control over, ifyou can handle this project sincerely and also willing toassist me in lifting this money, kindly reach me and Iwill let you know the next step to take toward actualizingthis transaction as quickly as possible.Please, note that this transaction is 100% risk free.Ilook forward tohearing from you soon.

Thank you and God bless you.
Princess Victoria Udeji.

Scam Alert#1

From Mr.Douglas Larito
18 Independence Close.
Johannesburg.South Africa.
Oriental Diamond Company
Tel: +874-763591545Fax: +874-763591546

(Great Opportunity From Mr.Douglas Larito Foreign Transaction Urgent Reply)

[URGENT TRANSACTION]
Hello,We want to transfer to overseas the sum of One hundred and Forty Two Million United States Dollars (U.S.$142,000,000.00) from South Africa here.I want to ask you to kindly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new bank account immediately to receive this money, though an empty bank account could serve this purpose as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this important business trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in time to come.I am Mr.Douglas Larito.the senior external auditor of a Bank. During the course of our auditing,I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that the owner of the account died without a “Heir apparent to the throne”hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.The owner of this account who is Mr.Eshed.B.Willey,a foreigner and an industrialist died, since 1990,until now no other person(s) knows about this account or could give any documentary evidence concerning this account. As such this account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that Eshed.B.Willey until his death was the manager Oriental Diamond Company, in South Africa.However, if you are interested in this business we will start the first money transfer with Forty Two Million U.S.Dollars (U.S. $42,000,000.00) upon successful transaction without any disappointment from you. We shall also re-apply for the payment of the remaining amount to your account.While the total amount involved is One hundred and Forty Two Million United States Dollars (U.S.$142000,000.00)only. I would want us to make a first transfer of [Forty Two Million United States Dollar. (U.S. $4200, 000.00) from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local account, without valid international foreign “Agreement”, but could only be approved to any foreigner with valid international credentials: passport or drivers license and foreign account because this sum is in U.S. dollars and the former owner of the account Mr.Eshed.B.Willey is a foreigner too, thus the money could only be approved into a foreign account.However, knowing all this, we will reach a binding agreement in this regards. As a matter of urgency, I will inform you the next step to take, while you send your private telephone and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit. I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a binding agreement that will bind us together before transferring the money to any account of your choice where the fund will be safe.Before we fly to your country for withdrawal,Sharing and investments,I need your full co-operation to make this business a success, because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you,upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with the instructions of a key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this business. I need your strong assurance that you will never let me down.With my influence and the position in the bank we can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing.And to build confidence that you can come immediately to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and three of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account. I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to act as directed.To prove the authenticity of the business I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries, foreign exchange departments, and embassy and Board of Internal Revenue services.(1) Your Private: Tele& Fax Number(2) Your Account: Number(3) Your Account: Name(4) Your Bank: Address(5) Your Bank: NameAt the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total amount, 60% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during this process.I look forward to your earliest reply through email address (douglas_larito5@latinmail.com) or you can call me as you the Number that is my private phone NumberThanksMr. Douglas Larito

Where have all the single girls gone? - Part 2

What is the go?
Where are all the single girls?

This is weird coz I'm begining to think there's something seriously wrong with me... The only thing I can think of that it's not God's timing... but thats too simple to blame that. I'm sick of hearing people preach on how Abraham asked for a bride for his son Issac. If you don't know that chapter here it is:

Genesis 24
Abraham was now a very old man, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. 2 One day Abraham said to the man in charge of his household, who was his oldest servant, 3 "Swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not let my son marry one of these local Canaanite women. 4 Go instead to my homeland, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son Isaac."
5 The servant asked, "But suppose I can’t find a young woman who will travel so far from home? May I then take Isaac there to live among your relatives?"
6 "No!" Abraham warned. "Be careful never to take my son there. 7 For the Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and my native land, solemnly promised to give this land to my offspring. He will send his angel ahead of you, and he will see to it that you find a young woman there to be my son’s wife. 8 If she is unwilling to come back with you, then you are free from this oath. But under no circumstances are you to take my son there."
9 So the servant took a solemn oath that he would follow Abraham’s instructions. 10 He loaded ten of Abraham’s camels with gifts and set out, taking with him the best of everything his master owned. He traveled to Aram-naharaim and went to the village where Abraham’s brother Nahor had settled. 11 There the servant made the camels kneel down beside a well just outside the village. It was evening, and the women were coming out to draw water.
12 "O Lord, God of my master," he prayed. "Give me success and show kindness to my master, Abraham. Help me to accomplish the purpose of my journey. 13 See, here I am, standing beside this spring, and the young women of the village are coming out to draw water. 14 This is my request. I will ask one of them for a drink. If she says, ‘Yes, certainly, and I will water your camels, too!’—let her be the one you have appointed as Isaac’s wife. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."
15 As he was still praying, a young woman named Rebekah arrived with a water jug on her shoulder. Her father was Bethuel, who was the son of Abraham’s brother Nahor and his wife, Milcah. 16 Now Rebekah was very beautiful, and she was a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came up again. 17 Running over to her, the servant asked, "Please give me a drink."
18 "Certainly, sir," she said, and she quickly lowered the jug for him to drink. 19 When he had finished, she said, "I’ll draw water for your camels, too, until they have had enough!" 20 So she quickly emptied the jug into the watering trough and ran down to the well again. She kept carrying water to the camels until they had finished drinking. 21 The servant watched her in silence, wondering whether or not she was the one the Lord intended him to meet. 22 Then at last, when the camels had finished drinking, he gave her a gold ring for her nose and two large gold bracelets for her wrists.
23 "Whose daughter are you?" he asked. "Would your father have any room to put us up for the night?"
24 "My father is Bethuel," she replied. "My grandparents are Nahor and Milcah. 25 Yes, we have plenty of straw and food for the camels, and we have a room for guests."
26 The man fell down to the ground and worshiped the Lord. 27 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master, Abraham," he said. "The Lord has been so kind and faithful to Abraham, for he has led me straight to my master’s relatives."


How can someone preach on that verse and not take 2 seconds not to remember that there are single people in their church? I've seen it happen.

OK, 2 things I like about that verse... 1. God wants people to be married 2. Men aren't supposed to be alone. Something I wonder about that verse is does God expect us to use camels? It's frustrating seeing and hearing friends getting married. How is that supposed to help me? How is a prophesy at church saying "God wants you to know that he has selected your wife" etc supposed to help me where I am now? How much patience do I need?

Patience is a fruit, and I've had enough patience from the fruit and veg section at the supermarket.

yep thats all I can think of saying
Thanks for caring and actually reading this... LOL

The Christian Guy Movement

I'm worried about the Christian Guy movement..
it was started by Jesus 2000 years ago. But what does it mean to be in the Christian Guy movement??

its living like Jesus lived... if He's the head honcho then you gotta follow the manual - thats the Bible! I could give a million and one reasons why we need to follow the Bible. Its the same as buying a VCR and learning how to set the timer to tape your favourite show... the only way is to follow the manual... even if you don't, it will take you heaps longer to figure it out. And besides even if you figure it out, you could end up taping Young and the Restless instead of Seinfeld... and thats not right!

Even worse, you could forget to put the tape in....

The other thing it means is to do what Jesus done. He led by example! He done a miracle and in a way he was saying "There thats how you do it! Now its your turn". All I know is how to worship lead, it would be stupid for God not to give me the tools or ability to do this and say "I want you to lead". If God tells you to do something you can because He's enabled you. To say "Oh I can't" is a cop out and is crap. When God says "I want you to do this" all it takes is faith. Faith is vision in action! Faith without works is dead. So you can say "God will do it" all you want, but until you step out, it doesn't matter how much faith you've got, its useless.

In short,
Get out there and just do it!

I need some serious God time

God is doing something amazing in me. I feel like I'm on the verge of something. I've found it so hard to accept this destiny that God has for me coz I feel so unworthy of such an awesome calling but I've got no choice to push myself to accept it instead of being in denial.

Grits Lyrics

Here are some cool lyrics for The Grits songs
Click the title to enter

A Funny Thing Happened At The Movies

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Ok, I gotta tell a story about what happened at the movies.
It was last Friday night. I decided I wanted to see GUESS WHO which stared Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher. I finalised my decision for the 9:30pm session at 9:10pm. It was a risk to take but me being the thril seeker loved the challenge of rush to get to the cinemas and see how close I can get there before the movie actually starts... I didn't want to go by myself and still being a guy who hadn't failed his "Bachelors" degree decided to take my brother - yes and pay for him.

It was 9:15 when we were out the door. We had to stop at the supermarket on the way to grab some supplies... No I wasn't going to pay $5 for a small bag of M&M's and $6 for a 600ml bottle of Vanilla Coke. Who do they think they are at the cinemas? Do they not know of the prices of food anywhere else?? Its like they have their own constitution.

Anyway, I grabbed some M&M's (The 250gm bag) and a 2 litre bottle of Coke. Ok that was weird coz 1.25 litre was $1.95 and the 2 litres was $1.90... Any religious fruitcake in my place would have prayed for 10 hours asking God if it was a sin to by the more cheaper one or not. I don't think God is interested on knowing if you can spot a major stuff up in the pricing. Anyway, all I knew was that I had a mission - go to the movies. I soon realised that I was going to miss the preview for Starwars 3.

We get to the movies, and we sat through what it seemed like an eternity of crappy previews. One which I would dare seeing if I was paid to is some stupid movie about a girl who dreams of being an ice skating champion. I thought to myself that I would have some fun with this.. I lent over to my brother and whispered in his ear. I said: "Hey bro, when its quiet and the preview has finished yell out 'THAT WAS CRAP!'" And he did - the response was hillarious. I was couldn't stop laughing for a good 20mins. I couldn't eat my M&M's or drink my coke. I don't know if this is too much info but I had a handful of M&M's but a couple flew out of my nose coz I was laughing so hard.

Award

You know who you are!

Where have all the single girls gone

Ok I don't know if anyone will read this or if anyone actually cares for that matter, everyone has better things to do than to listen to me. So don't let me stop you from getting back to your life. If you've got nothing better to do for the next 5 mins then hang around!

I'm actually worried about the lack of single girls around here. Where are they all? Whats the deal? I know theres nothing wrong with me, I won't blame the situation on God and say "Its Not Gods Timing" well maybe it is, or maybe it isn't. I don't know, I'm not getting anywhere thinking about it.

While most people I know have a spouse and 6 kids to look after, I just have myself. Trust me, its not fun talking to myself all the time. Whats with everyone looking at you like you have some incurable diesese. Like with everything, singleness has its ups and downs. The only time I have girls in my car is when I'm taking a couple of old ladies home from church whos main goal in life is to talk about knitting and other old lady stuff - Trust me, thats no fun. I know without a doubt that they aren't interested in who I am personally, just externally and what I do. Anyway what am I doing talking about old ladies.

I'm sick of hearing people saying "I can't believe you're single". I have fought back without them knowing and thought to myself "I can't believe you're married". What they are saying is. "You aren't mental, You're just lazy to find someone" Which is crap.

True Character:
I don't care who she is or where she is. All I want is someone who has awesome Character and loves Jesus more than I do and will inspire me to love Jesus more. Character is everything - but good looks is a plus. I want someone who knows how to hold on to Jesus even when all hell is breaking loose. That is a sign of true Character - Look at Job! I don't care if she has one arm, one eye, or missing half a brain. Besides isn't it in the marriage vows - "For better or worse, in rich or poor, in sickness and in health"? How soon we forget - I'll be taking those vows as serious as I take football and the V8's - if not more serious.

When everything is going honky dorey, its easy to live and it doesn't take much Character. If you want to see what someone is like, look how they act when all hell is breaking lose! This is what I want! Not someone who is a fruitcake. Who says "Well if its Gods will then He'll do it. Coz if you don't you aren't being spirit led". Well I got news for you. If you are obeying Gods word, you are being spirit led. People make Christianity out to be spooky and focus more on the "annointing" and using jargon that I don't even understand. Jesus came to earth to show the world Love. That is what we are called to do. Not chase after titles! If you want Titles then go get it, but when you die, a title is the only thing you will have. I want testimony. I want people to talk about how much of Jesus I showed to the world and not to be remembered as a label.

The How Many Available Girls Test:
Ok, if you're reading this and you can relate to what I'm saying then thats great - I think. I've divised a fool proof plan to figuring out how many girls maybe available to you. What you will need is a knowledge of your city and a trusty calculator. For this example because I'm Christian I'm looking for a Christian chick.

Firstly, find out what the population of your city is. Here its approx 83,000.. to make it easy I will round it down to 80,000.

Next find out the ratio of non-believers to believers are, here I think its 5% so you are proberbly looking at about 4,000 Christians in this city.

Thirdly , the approximate ratio of men to women is 50/50 so lets divide 4,000 by 2 = 2,000. That means theres approximate 2,000 christian girls in my city.

Next, work out the amount of churches in your city. Here, I'm looking for someone more charasmatic and someone who knows how to have fun and be serious at the sametime in Church... Theres about 4 churches that I can think of and about 20 or so churches or faiths here. so thats about 20% so lets divide 2,000 by 20% which leaves approximately 500 girls.

Alrighty, Fifthly, I want the 24 - 28 age group - the young adults. There is proberbly close to about 25% of girls that would fit in this age group. So lets take 25% from 500. This leaves about 125 girls.

The last thing you want to do is to make sure that she isn't married. you are proberbly looking at over 3/4 of the "Available Applicants". Which would most likely leave you with anything up to 25 girls left...

Thats how you know how many girls are available to you. Where are those 25???


*I don't know if this has any scientific value, so please don't rely on my shabby calculations. Each one to their own - thats what I say.

Opportunity

Take advantage of your advantages.
You have certain contacts, you have certain experiences.
You have certain advantages in any situation.
These are the keys to the doors of your opportunities.
There are opportunities falling like rain all around us every day.
They never advertise themselves.
Some are heavily disguised.
Anything declaring it is an opportunity generally is not.
When you see your opportunity, seize it with all your might.
It may never pass this way again.
Then there are those opportunities that you create.
They would never exist unless you made them.
But that's another story.

Purity in Worship

I was worship leading last night. It just amazes me the way God is using me in this area. Different people have been telling me and I have heard when I'm worship leading that there is such a purity of worship. How cool is that

Mike Elliott of the week

I've put a new addition to the weblog: "Mike Elliott of the week", where I scour the web for a Mike Elliott worthy of this award. HEY WE ALL WIN!

Click the link under "links" to view it!

POEM: If I had a Dog

Here is a poem for all you poetry lovers

If I had a dog
I wonder what he'd say?
Would he tell me I'm his friend
Or would he say G'day

Would he tell me stories?
Would he tell me jokes
Or would he laugh at me
Like every other bloke

I will never have a dog
I will never hear it speak
Because my car
Ran over it last week

By Mike

Quick Poem

On top of old smokey all covered in sand
I got shot with a big rubberband

Third Day Autograph #1


Third Day Signed This DVD Cover

Third Day Autograph #2

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Third Day Signed this DVD Cover in New Zealand

Reasons I like V8 Supercars: #2


Coz, Skaifey is as crap as ever..(I took this at Sandown Last Year)

What The...?

WHAT THE....?

Reason I like V8's #1


Ford's 2nd Consecutive win 2003/04.

Position Vacant


Anyone wanna drive Marcos Amrbose Car Next Year???

FAMOUS PERSON I'VE MET: #1


Dick Johnson - V8 Racing Legend

FAMOUS PERSON I'VE MET: #2


Third Day

FAMOUS PERSON I'VE MET: #3


Austin Powers

FAMOUS PERSON I HAVE MET #4:


Jeff Deyo from Sonic Flood @ Parachute 2005, NZ

FAMOUS PERSON I'VE MET: #5


Happy Gilmore, wait thats just me trying my hand at Mini Golf

Whos your hope in?

I've been thinking about Psalm 25
The words to the Third Day song: MY HOPE IS YOU come from this verse
THIRD DAY'S:
To you, O Lord, I lift my soul
In you, O God, I place my trust
Do not let me be put to shame
Nor let my enemies triumph over me
My hope is you
Show me your ways
Guide me in Truth
In all my days
My hope is you
I am, O Lord, filled with your love
You are, O God, my salvation
Guard my life and rescue me
My broken spirit shouts
My mended heart cries out...
THE BIBLE:
1[a] To you, O LORD , I lift up my soul;
2 in you I trust, O my God.
Do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one whose hope is in you
will ever be put to shame,
but they will be put to shame
who are treacherous without excuse.

4 Show me your ways, O LORD ,
teach me your paths;
5 guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
WHOS YOUR HOPE IN??

I hate mini golf

I tried my hand at mini golf today... Honestly it stunk.. Golfing is definately NOT one of my giftings... God has not given me the gift of golfing... I am not Tiger Woods...

I am Happy Gilmore! Click Here to find out why...

Help Ban Religious Fruitcakes

Hey peoples, if someone reads this, please sign my petition and help stop Fruitcake Christians
click on the heading to get started

Thanks
Mike