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(Some Guy)   Billionaire Steve Smith's last company created more Millionaires than any in history. He's doing it again using the fastest growing online services. Watch the sweet presentation here   ( divider line
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2006-08-01 12:19:24 PM  
Man, so many things to call bullshiat on...
2006-08-01 01:10:48 PM  
It is kind of like Adult FriendFinder...

"Sexy hot dollars right in your neighborhood are dying to get spent right now! Join the AdultDollarFinder network and chat with some local cash tonight! Never be hard up again!!"

*images are of actual AdultDollarFinder money. bios are for illustrative purposes only.
2006-08-01 02:44:13 PM  
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Keep your stick on the ice.
2006-08-01 04:17:32 PM  
This tread will not be complete without SretiCentV making an appearance.
2006-08-01 04:48:02 PM  
"Steve Smith" even sounds like a made-up person...
2006-08-01 11:53:09 PM  
Bobby Brown was the first person Steve Smith made into a millionaire.

2006-08-02 02:59:11 AM  
Great reference!
2006-08-02 01:40:38 PM  
How does he find the time to make millionaires while playing for the Panthers?
2006-08-02 03:04:29 PM  
this is crap -- hey, anyone signing up?
2006-08-02 10:31:28 PM  
I did not think it was as bad as farkers were making it out to be, so I decided to check it out.

I was wrong.

My favorite part, though: "Approximately one half of the adult population is now single and online dating communities offer a safer and more convenient place to meet quality people."

Meeting strangers from the internet is *so* much safer than any other way! I mean, god, ask any 12 year old girl whose been in an AOL chatroom! The men there are *so* friendly.
2006-08-03 02:06:38 PM  
Billionaire Steve Smith's last company created more Millionaires than any in history.

I call bullshiat. There are lotteries out there that've operated for decades, with multiple million dolar prizes each month.

Also, the fact that the company he spearheaded (now bankrupt) was engaged in "Multi-Level Marketing" (AKA "legal" Ponzi schemes) doesn't lend much credence to the claim.

Though of course combining MLM and online dating is a stroke of genius. The powerful forces of greed and desperation finally joined together. And, with "independent representatives" operating on commision, I'm sure the matchmaking will be of the utmost quality and beyond reproach, with absolutely no fake profiles being posted by shills. No siree.
2006-08-04 10:19:56 AM  
Microsoft > Made up guy's millionaires
2006-08-04 11:29:54 AM  
I read their "Compensation Plan Overview".

Apparently, if you sign up 15 people, you get a free iPod.
2006-08-04 11:56:39 AM  
And this tells us just about all we need to know about Mr. Smith.

(Check out the pictures of his "resort" -- there are no people in any of them. Creepy.)
2006-08-04 04:42:42 PM  
Nobody wants to make you rick out of the goodness of their hearts.

2006-08-04 04:43:28 PM  
They might make you dave though.
2006-08-04 06:01:41 PM  
I remember Excel Communications. Oh lordy.

A friend was selling that crap and I signed up for it just to help him out. I mean, phone service is phone service right? Right? Wrong?

But, we were so naive and had never had experience with a phone company that truly sucked before. 3 weeks later I switched away and had to tell him he couldn't count on my business because it sucked so bad.
2006-08-05 01:26:36 AM  
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Farkers know better than to trust a nerdy American Dad character.
2006-08-05 09:53:25 AM  
If he is a billionaire, he could make 999 other people millionaires just by writing a few checks. Then all of us could be millionaires.
2006-08-05 10:45:51 PM  
Apparently Billionaire Steve Smith has failed to come to the attention of Forbes list (pops)
2006-08-06 01:45:17 AM  
Millionaires? Capital M?

Is that the lame name for "associates" in your lame scam companies?
2006-08-06 12:13:24 PM  
"Billionaire" is his first name.
2006-08-06 03:42:53 PM  
Hey, hey don't kid yourself,

Network Marketing is no joke, you can make an absolute fortune in MLM.
2006-08-06 03:48:30 PM  
The only one making any money in MLM is the guy at the top...Remember AMWAY? Same dammed thing
2006-08-06 04:22:30 PM  
"Hey, hey don't kid yourself,

Network Marketing is no joke, you can make an absolute fortune in MLM."

-Don't shill when you've had an account for less than a week. Trust me on this one.
2006-08-06 05:21:22 PM  
I used to work for Excel Communications. No, really, I did. Four years as a Senior Manager in IT.

When Kenny Troutt and Steve Smith ran it, we were flying high. Money was no object, and man...we spent it. Kenny wanted us to put out a new telecomm product every month. Trouble was, there was no direction. we'd start to work on a project...throw tens of thousands at it with a few thousand man-hours...then, BANG...change priorities. Drop everything.

Eventually Kenny sold Excel to the Canadians (first Teleglobe, then BCE), then to VarTec just down the road in Dallas.

Massive layoffs and re-direction ocurred with every shift. I got laid-off when VarTec bought it. Prior to the buyout, the owners of VarTec were asked: after the mergers, will there be lay-offs? Answer: No lay-offs. Day after merger, massive lay-offs.

After a recent banckruptcy, they're back to being Excel again. Same Old Shiat.
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