Monday, October 02, 2006

Nothing for Something Comes to Akron

The Nothing: a CD explaining how somebody, somewhere, may have some magnets that produce electricity for “free”. The Something: getting taken to the tune of $19.95 for the worthless CD (if you’re lucky), or for $10,000 in a worthless dealership hawking a non existent product if you’re not.

The ‘free’ electric power supposedly provided by the “Hummingbird Motor and Sundance Generator” doesn’t just violate the laws of physics, it may well violate the fraud and consumer protection laws of several states.

My favorite part, of course, is Conspiracy Marketing:

“Last year, Gissendaner became a dealer. He declines to say exactly how much money he invested, but he said it's more than $10,000.

Has Gissendaner recouped any of his investment?

‘Well, not all of it,’ Gissendaner said. ‘That comes whenever the technology comes.’

That's why Lee needs 1.6 million witnesses, Gissendaner said. Once they see the technology works, then the government and big business won't be able to suppress it any longer, he said.

In a letter titled ‘For Those Who Have Ears to Hear,’ posted on a dealer's Web site, Lee explains that his technology is a revelation from God:’”
Of course, the staple claim is that the government and big business is busy suppressing this wonderful new technology, no doubt all for the benefit of Saudi princes and coal miners. Or perhaps the benefit of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, the Knights Templar, Freemasonry, or the International Banking Conspiracy. And of course everybody in on the conspiracy has completely compatible interests, and none of them could possibly benefit from either enormously reducing their own expenses for electricity, or selling the generators for profit.

1.6 million CDs, $19.95 a pop… about 32 million simoleans. That’s the likely revelation.