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  • Judge fines protester who got a mouthful of pepper spray (CAPTION the occupy freeloader)

    12/22/2012 6:05:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KATU ^ | 12/21/12
    Judge fines protester who got a mouthful of pepper sprayBy KATU.com Staff Published: Dec 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM PST PORTLAND, Ore. - An Occupy Portland protester who was blasted in the face with pepper spray was found guilty this week of ignoring police orders and will now have to pay a fine. **SNIP** A judge has now fined Nichols $260 for not listening to police and following their orders that day.
  • After ditching her family, Occupy mom snags $85K in divorce (the ultimate freeloader?)

    10/28/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/28/12 | CANDICE M. GIOVE, BRAD HAMILTON
    After ditching her family, Occupy mom snags $85K in divorceBy CANDICE M. GIOVE in DeLand, Fla., and BRAD HAMILTON in NY Last Updated: 6:33 AM, October 28, 2012 She’s protesting banks — but still getting a bailout. The Florida housewife who abandoned her family to join Occupy Wall Street is divorcing, giving up custody of her four kids and taking a big payout from her husband. Professional protester Stacey Hessler is legally splitting from her hubby, Curtiss, but not before waltzing off with a portfolio that includes cash and his 401(k) retirement fund, filled with stocks and other instruments of...
  • America becoming land of the freeloader

    09/20/2012 7:27:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 19, 2012 | S.A. MILLER
    <p>Nearly half of Americans — 49 percent — lived in households that received government benefits as of last year, according to the Census Bureau.</p> <p>That’s up from about 44 percent when President Obama took office and way up from about 30 percent back in the 1980s.</p>
  • For one protester, 'Occupy' becomes a way of life (freeloader enjoys the free food)

    06/17/2012 2:54:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/15/12 | Edith Honan
    For one protester, 'Occupy' becomes a way of lifeBy Edith Honan | Reuters – Fri, Jun 15, 2012 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seven months after Occupy Wall Street's eviction from Zuccotti Park, the round-the-clock encampment in lower Manhattan that was once the movement's center, one protester has created his own version of the communal living experiment in Brooklyn. The spacious apartment in Crown Heights where Austin Guest, a 31-year-old Harvard University graduate, lives with another seasoned protester is a far cry from the crowded, chaotic Zuccotti Park of last fall, where hundreds of protesters camped out each night. Nevertheless, inspired...
  • GOP Clown Car Rambles Through Maryland, DC (Deluded Author Alert)

    04/05/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 10 replies
    Afro ^ | 4/4/12 | Sean Yoes
    There was little drama on GOP Primary night this week in general; a little before 10 p.m. NBC News declared Willard Mitt Romney the winner in Wisconsin the state with the most delegates up for grabs. It was also the state that was supposed to be the most hotly contested between Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. But, in Maryland and Washington D.C. the night was downright anticlimactic. Moments after the polls closed at 8 p.m. in Maryland, Romney was declared the winner followed shortly by a declaration of victory for the former Massachusetts governor in D.C. Romney actually...
  • The Obama Administration's Attack on Clean Elections

    03/17/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Tom Fitton
    During the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Judicial Watch announced a major new campaign to stop leftist activists and their allies in the Obama administration from undermining the integrity of the elections in 2012. And as the nation heads into another presidential election season, our 2012 Election Integrity Project is one of JW's top priorities. Overall, our investigators have uncovered a multi-pronged strategy by leftist radicals to make certain Barack Obama and other liberal candidates are reelected by hook or by crook - with the full support and participation of the Obama Justice Department. Consider this from The Washington...
  • Obama's Freeloader Economy

    12/20/2011 6:47:02 AM PST · by No One Special · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2011 | Christopher Chantrill
    If you want to understand the deep political philosophy underneath the Obama administration's random-walk economic policy, it is this: freeloading. When you really try to cudgel your brain in a good-faith effort to understand liberals, and try to understand the talk about "inequality" and "exploitation," that's the answer. Springtime for freeloaders. Summer, autumn, winter, all year round for freeloaders. It's the new thing for getting ahead in the predator class. What, after all, is the NRLB-union gang tackle on Boeing -- the idea that opening a union-free plant in South Carolina is an unfair labor practice? How come, all of...
  • NY Woman Uses Dating Site to Get Over $1200 In Free Meals

    12/01/2011 11:56:19 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 772 replies
    YouBentMyWookie.com ^ | November 30th, 2011
    A New York woman is being scrutinized and praised after people learned that she used a dating website to obtain $1,200 a month in free meals. According to Business Insider, 23-year-old Jessica Sporty was deep in debt. Sporty had difficulties living on her $45,000 annual salary after spending nearly $1,500 a month in rent, paying her credit card bill, and buying food. So she hatched up a plan and signed up with the popular online dating site Match.com so she could quickly go on five dates a week. Sporty even maintained a spreadsheet with detailed information on each of her...
  • Greece doesn't want to sell assets to pay debt (my title)

    02/11/2011 5:33:54 PM PST · by mewykwistmas · 7 replies
    tanea.gr ^ | 2/11/2011 | tanea.gr
    My note: IMF /EU (read Germany) told today Greece to sell 50 Billion EUR (~65 Billion) in state owned companies, public and private if they want more loans from IMF /EU. Greece's answer? No thanks, we are not selling but we want more loans (that's we'll undoubtedly default on) -----Via Google Translate------- http://www.tanea.gr/default.asp?pid=2&ct=1&artid=4617799 Tough response to the Troika, which called for privatization of 50 billion euros by 2015 was the dawn in a written statement said. The announcement made by the Government Spokesman George Petalotis on today's press conference of representatives of EU, IMF and the ECB is as follows:...
  • Breaking News: President Obama Says "I'm Having a Great Time" On Vacation

    08/25/2010 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 281 replies · 1+ views
    .abcnews.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | .abcnews.com
    Last night President Obama and First Lady Obama dined at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. Their dinner companions were family friends Dr. Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and lawyer and business executive Vernon Jordan and wife Ann Dibble Jordan. As they departed the restaurant at 9:55 pm ET, reporters asked the president if he was enjoying his vacation even with the rain. "I'm having a great time,” the president said. “Doing a lot of reading" Among the president’s reading materials is Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom,” which is not yet on shelves. During a weekend...
  • Inside story of Michelle's trip (Damage control)

    08/09/2010 4:51:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 202 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 9, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha returned from Spain on Sunday, a vacation at a lavish hotel on the Mediterranean coast that triggered her first controversy since becoming first lady. I'm told she made the trip because she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her. (snip) So why did Mrs. Obama go to Spain at this time? She's not tone-deaf politically. What was behind the "mother-daughter" vacation? A White House source told me that Blanchard's father passed away and Mrs. Obama was not able to make the...
  • Benefits For People With Disabilities (How you can get away with living off of someone else's loot)

    08/06/2010 10:35:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    SSA ^ | 8/07/10
    Benefits For People With Disabilities The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial...
  • Thanks to Obama this is who we work for

    04/21/2010 3:14:25 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 20 replies · 970+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 14, 2010 | angeraci
    Thanks to Obama this is who we work for!!!!! Your higher taxes pay for my healthcare!
  • Man calls 911 over 28-year-old son's messy bedroom

    05/18/2009 5:05:44 PM PDT · by Redgirl · 49 replies · 1,557+ views
    BEDFORD, Ohio — An Ohio man who argued with his grown son over a messy bedroom said he overreacted when he called 911. Andrew Mizsak called authorities Thursday after his 28-year-old son — who's a school board member in the Cleveland suburb of Bedford — threw a plate of food across the kitchen table and made a fist at him when told to clean his room. The son, also named Andrew, lives in a room in his parents' basement. ___
  • Freeloader? Free Rider? FReeploader?

    04/23/2009 11:32:17 AM PDT · by mnehring · 21 replies · 496+ views
    Noun Singularfreeloader Pluralfreeloaders freeloader (plural freeloaders) One who does not contribute or pay appropriately; one who gets a free ride, etc. without paying a fair share. An individual who claims money from the benefit system without claiming employment. (United Kingdom) [edit] Synonyms free rider free rider (plural free riders) Someone who obtains goods or services legally without paying. The store failed because all of the manager's friends were free riders who drove paying customers away. (economics) One who obtains benefit from a public good without paying for it directly. A lighthouse is the classic example of a public good because it is...
  • Obama's Aunt Issued Stay In Deportation Case

    01/29/2009 4:15:04 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,754+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | 1/28/09
    CLEVELAND -- The aunt of President Barack Obama, who was living in Cleveland for a time, will get to stay in the United States for now. A judge issued a stay in the deportation case of Zeituni Onyango, 56. She fled to Cleveland from Boston last year when it was made known that she had been illegally in the United States since
  • One-Way U.S. Trade For Ecuador?

    06/25/2007 11:28:29 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 397+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 25 June 2007 | Staff
    Foreign Relations: Should the U.S. offer preferential trade privileges to hostile anti-American regimes that view them as cheap handouts? Offering nothing in return, Ecuador thinks so. We are less sure. Ecuador's sudden charm offensive in Washington as it seeks to renew preferential trade privileges under the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act, or ATPDEA, ought to leave the U.S. queasy. Here's a leftist regime in Quito that's done nothing but condemn free trade and hurl abuse at the U.S. as it rolls toward Cuban- and Venezuelan-style tyranny.
  • Cindy Sheehan, I will Live to 1000

    11/11/2006 2:48:29 PM PST · by armymarinemom · 294 replies · 14,333+ views
    Phone | 11-11-2006 | Armymarinemom
    On site report from Kristinn at a Cindy Sheehan anti war rally being held at the Independence Mall outside the Constitution Center. , Cindy said that she is determined t not only wants to see George Bush impeached but she wants to see him tried for Crimes Against Humanity. She states is so determined to see this done she says she will live for 1000 years. She went further by saying that even if she were involved in a fiery plane crash she would walk out alive just to see this done. Kristinn yelled out to her as she was...
  • Wireless Freeloader Charged Because He Never Bought Coffee(for "Theft of Services")

    06/23/2006 8:34:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 519+ views
    TechWeb ^ | 06/22/06 | Gregg Keizer
    Wireless Freeloader Charged Because He Never Bought Coffee By Gregg Keizer TechWeb.com Thu Jun 22, 6:32 PM ET A Vancouver, Wash. coffee shop tired of seeing a 20-year-old man mooch off their free wireless Internet access called the police, who charged him with "theft of services." Brewed Awakenings employees dialed 911 after Alexander Eric Smith of Battle Ground, Wash. piggybacked off the shop's wireless Internet service for more than three months. "He doesn't buy anything," Emily Pranger, the shop's manager, told KATU, a Portland, Ore. television station. "It's not right for him to come and use it." Smith allegedly parked...
  • How a Billionaire Friend of Bill Helps Him Do Good, and Well (Ron Burkle and Yucaipa Companies)

    04/22/2006 10:30:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 710+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/22/06 | John M. Broder and Patrick Healy
    After leaving the White House in 2001, former President Bill Clinton was inundated with business and job offers, from investment-bank partnerships to seats on corporate boards. He turned them all down, with one exception: He agreed to be an adviser to a family of funds run by the Yucaipa Companies, a California private equity firm controlled by one of his best friends, the billionaire Ronald W. Burkle. Mr. Clinton's arrangement with Mr. Burkle is an unusual one for a former president, giving him the potential to make tens of millions of dollars without great effort and at virtually no risk,...
  • Experts to seek ways to cope with feckless youth(crackdown on young freeloaders)

    05/26/2005 5:06:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 481+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 05/26/05
    Experts to seek ways to cope with feckless youthTOKYO, May 26, Kyodo - Threatened by the possible loss of national strength in the future, Japanese experts on various fields kicked off a forum Thursday to come up with ways to cope with the rising number of young people called ''NEET,'' short for ''not in employment, education or training.'' Experts say the government has difficulties solving the problems involving NEET with conventional employment policies such as assistance in job hunting because such youths do not actively look for jobs voluntarily. In the forum's first meeting, Hiroshi Okuda, chairman of the nation's...
  • Man Dead On Futon For Nearly 10 Years Before Family Notices

    03/09/2005 4:51:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 77 replies · 3,135+ views
    AP ^ | 5-9-05
    Man Dead On Futon For Nearly 10 Years Before Family Notices Father Found Lying Dead On Futon March 9, 2005 TOKYO -- A Japanese man and his two sisters were worried something might be wrong with dad. And they were right. The old man had been dead for nearly a decade. Police questioned the three elderly siblings Tuesday, after the decomposing body of their father was found lying on a futon bed in the family's home. Police said the man's children thought he was still alive, but became worried lately and consulted a relative. Police said judging by the condition...
  • My latestest Kerry parody

    02/14/2004 9:32:52 PM PST · by counterpunch · 23 replies · 227+ views
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  • Media Mum on Heinz Kerry's Enron Connection

    02/07/2004 2:51:16 PM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 358+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2/07/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    It didn't get much attention back when Sen. John Kerry was a cellar dweller in the presidential polls. But now that he's the undisputed, all but certain, presumptive Democratic Party nominee, we're wondering where the coverage is on Teresa Heinz Kerry's Enron connection. Long after Enron chairman Ken Lay had been demonized as a ruthless corporate buccaneer who had cheated widows and orphans out of their life savings, the man Dems love to invoke to beat-up the Bush White House sat on the board of Teresa's Heinz Center Foundation. In fact, Lay was reportedly a Heinz Center trustee for...
  • Just a gigolo

    01/28/2004 10:20:26 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 97 replies · 1,520+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    After the New Hampshire primary, Dennis Kucinich's new slogan is: ".001 Percent of America Can't Be Wrong!" John Edwards' new slogan is: "Vote for Me or We'll See You in Court." Joe Lieberman's new slogan is: "Sixth Place Is Not an Option." (Bumper sticker version: "Ask Me About My Delegate.") Al Sharpton's new slogan is "Hello? Room Service?" Wesley Clark's new slogan is: "Leading America's War on Fetuses." Howard Dean's new slogan is: "I Want to Be Your President ... And So Do I!" That leaves John Kerry (new slogan: "Nous Sommes Nombre Un!"), who is winning Democratic voters in...
  • CASH AND KERRY Torricelli hops aboard the Kerry express (laugh break)

    02/07/2004 5:44:57 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies · 198+ views
    http://www.politicsus.com/020604bp.htm ^ | February 06, 2004 | BILL PASCOE
    Torricelli to Kerry: And They're Calling You 'Cash and Kerry?' By Bill Pascoe Memorandum To: John From: Bob Date: February 6, 2004 Re: My Return, and How To Answer the Near-Certain Questions Thanks for helping me get up off the mat and back in the game. As I told you, that $100K I've raised for you is just the tip of the iceberg -- there's plenty more where that came from, and yes, it's all from legal sources. Hell, I haven't even SEEN David Chang in years. JUST KIDDING! All jokes aside, I'm just a bit worried that the news...
  • "In His Face"

    02/06/2004 5:17:20 AM PST · by AntiKev · 13 replies · 169+ views
    Maclean's Magazine ^ | Febuary 9, 2004 | Paul Wells
    Democrats are desperate to beat Bush and take back the White House. But is John Kerry really the answer? asks PAUL WELLS.IN POLITICS just as in real life, events have a way of messing up the best-laid plans. U.S. Democrats aren't surprised to have a clear front-runner as the state-by-state battle to win the party's presidential nomination picks up steam. They're just surprised by who it is.Only a month ago, the runaway favourite was Howard Dean, the nondescript former Vermont governor who had almost magically transformed himself into a populist firebrand and Internet fundraising juggernaut. There was talk of Dean...
  • The real Kerry: Howie Carr reveals extravagant lifestyle, pompous attitude

    02/06/2004 4:30:50 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 24 replies · 182+ views
    New York Post via WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, February 6, 2004 | Howie Carr
    <p>ONE of the surest ways to get the phones ringing on any Massachusetts talk-radio show is to ask people to call in and tell their John Kerry stories. The phone lines are soon filled, and most of the stories have a common theme: our junior senator pulling rank on one of his constituents, breaking in line, demanding to pay less (or nothing) or ducking out before the bill arrives.</p>
  • AP Links Kerry Nominations to Donations

    02/06/2004 1:58:47 AM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 63 replies · 368+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 6, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AP) - At least three times in his Senate career, Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry has recommended individuals for positions at federal home loan banks just before or after receiving political contributions from the nominees, records show. In one case, Kerry wrote to the Federal Housing Finance Board to urge the reappointment of a candidate just one day before a Kerry campaign committee received $1,000 from the nominee, the records show.``One has nothing to do with the other,'' said Marvin Siflinger, who contributed around the time of Kerry's Oct. 1, 1996, recommendation that he be reappointed for another term...
  • Just a gigolo

    01/28/2004 5:27:26 PM PST · by joey9004 · 55 replies · 375+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/28/04 | Ann Coulter
    After the New Hampshire primary, Dennis Kucinich's new slogan is: ".001 Percent of America Can't Be Wrong!" John Edwards' new slogan is: "Vote for Me or We'll See You in Court." Joe Lieberman's new slogan is: "Sixth Place Is Not an Option." (Bumper sticker version: "Ask Me About My Delegate.") Al Sharpton's new slogan is "Hello? Room Service?" Wesley Clark's new slogan is: "Leading America's War on Fetuses." Howard Dean's new slogan is: "I Want to Be Your President ... And So Do I!" That leaves John Kerry (new slogan: "Nous Sommes Nombre Un!"), who is winning Democratic voters in...
  • Cash and Kerry

    02/02/2004 4:06:20 PM PST · by daybreakcoming · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Front Page ^ | January 27, 2004 | Lowell Ponte
    "The year after his committee’s vote to give Communist Vietnam a clean bill of health, the strangest thing happened. In December 1992 Vietnam signed its first huge commercial deal worth at least $905 million to develop a deep-sea commercial port at Vung Tau to accommodate all the trade that was to come. It signed the deal with a company called Colliers International. At the time, the Chief Executive Officer of this company was C. Stewart Forbes. Name sound familiar? It should. He is Senator John F. Kerry’s cousin. What a coincidence! Less widely noticed, when the Democratic Party decided to...
  • Kerry Blocked Law and Drew Cash

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/2/4/211510.shtml
  • Michigan rally will see Gephardt endorse ex-rival Kerry

    02/05/2004 9:36:26 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 16 replies · 182+ views
    AP ^ | 2-5-03 | RON FOURNIER and LEIGH STROPE
    Michigan rally will see Gephardt endorse ex-rival Kerry By RON FOURNIER and LEIGH STROPE The Associated Press 2/5/2004, 11:49 p.m. ET NEW YORK (AP) — John Kerry secured the endorsement of former presidential rival Dick Gephardt on Thursday, a blockbuster embrace that paid immediate dividends for the Democratic front-runner's bid to rally organized labor behind his candidacy. Kerry spokesman David Wade said the Missouri lawmaker will give Kerry his backing on Friday in Warren and Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and its U.S. senators, Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, have endorsed Kerry. The state holds its Democratic caucuses Saturday....
  • Kerry fought for insurer that donated to him (more AIG)

    02/05/2004 11:04:53 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 2 replies · 208+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 06, 2004 | John Solomon
    <p>Sen. John Kerry intervened to keep open a loophole that had let a major insurer divert millions of federal dollars from the nation's most expensive construction project, then received tens of thousands of dollars from the company in the next two years, documents show.</p>
  • Planting the Seeds of Victory (Kerry heckler a 'plant')

    02/05/2004 9:15:27 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 405+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 02/06/04 | Prowler
    I'M GLAD YOU ASKED THATFirst it was former Vermont Gov. Howie Dean seemingly planting sick people around him so he could appear to be a healer while on the campaign trail. (Recall that early in the campaign, Dean was often coincidentally close by to aid people who had either fainted or fallen ill at his campaign events.) Now John Kerry's campaign is planting volunteers at his appearances in order to make him appear tougher. At a rally yesterday at which he accepted the endorsement of Maine Gov. John Baldacci, Kerry faced down a heckler in the Portland audience who called...
  • The Real Kerry

    02/04/2004 10:48:07 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 91 replies · 2,850+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 2/4/2004 | Howie Carr
    <p>ONE of the surest ways to get the phones ringing on any Massachusetts talk-radio show is to ask people to call in and tell their John Kerry stories. The phone lines are soon filled, and most of the stories have a common theme: our junior senator pulling rank on one of his constituents, breaking in line, demanding to pay less (or nothing) or ducking out before the bill arrives.</p>
  • Kerry Hypocrisy: Corporate Favors for Campaign Cash

    02/05/2004 6:48:49 AM PST · by counterpunch · 8 replies · 189+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed Feb 4 | By JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - A Senate colleague was trying to close a loophole that allowed a major insurer to divert millions of federal dollars from the nation's most expensive construction project. John Kerry stepped in and blocked the legislation. Over the next two years, the insurer, American International Group, paid Kerry's way on a trip to Vermont and donated at least $30,000 to a tax-exempt group Kerry used to set up his presidential campaign. Company executives donated $18,000 to his Senate and presidential campaigns.
  • Hudson official/Cop charged with extorting cash and Viagra

    12/18/2002 8:05:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 1,400+ views
    <p>A veteran Hudson County freeholder and Jersey City police officer was charged yesterday with accepting thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a psychiatrist who won lucrative county contracts.</p> <p>Bill Braker, who last month won his fifth term on the freeholder board, was arrested and handcuffed by FBI agents at his Jersey City home early yesterday morning.</p>
  • Web panhandler pays off $20,000 debt

    11/12/2002 1:12:14 AM PST · by Pern · 3 replies · 340+ views
    CNN.com ^ | November 11, 2002 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- After an 18-month bacchanal buying Manolo Blahnik, Gucci and Prada, Karyn Bosnak found herself unemployed and more than $20,000 in credit card debt.</p> <p>When the 29-year-old spotted a sign in a supermarket with an odd request -- "Wanted: $7,000 To Pay Off Debt" -- it made perfect sense. The television producer launched a similar appeal to a much larger audience: the World Wide Web.</p>