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Is TVI Express a scam?

The simple answer if you do a bit off digging is yes!

On a more serious note than usual. Having stumbled on a business card promoting the TVI scheme recently and having previously been asked by a friend to check out its credibility I thought I should warn people…

What claims do they make?

  • they claim it’s a legitimate travel business
  • that you can make $10,000 a week from recruiting others

What is it in reality?

It’s a classic pyramid sales scam, (A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves the exchange of money primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, without any product or service being delivered. Pyramid schemes are a form of fraud – Wikipedia)

How do you raise 100K…?

This week I had an epiphany. After, well, as long as I can remember I finally hit on an idea that could do the three things I’ve always wanted from how I fill my time after, in many ways, having no direction in life since I was a kid. I can’t complain though, life has been good to me – I’ve never fallen into the wage slave mentality, I’ve done all sorts of things – some fun, some not, some lucrative, some not, and I’ve learned a hell of a lot from all of it…

So, I hit on this idea this week – of course I’m not going to mention it here, it’s far to good an idea to give away – that can give me everything I’ve ever wanted from my working life, and combine all the skills I’ve learned and love to use – photography, marketing and communications, some business and of course the Internet. And, even better, this idea will allow me to do some good in the world! Read the rest of this entry »

So finally the skies are open!

It’s been a strange week. Living as we do on a holiday island ‘somewhere in the Atlantic’, this week has been strange with the effects of the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. Who would have thought that this would have caused more chaos in air travel than 911, and have such far reaching knock-on effects many thousands of miles away.

Many of our neighbour (as others across Europe and beyond) have had their businesses hurt badly as an after effect. It’s not just the airlines financially affected. Read the rest of this entry »

Water versus Coke


  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  2. (Likely applies to half the world population)
  3. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
  4. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as 3%.
  5. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
  6. Lack of water, the number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  7. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  8. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  9. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


  1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident. Read the rest of this entry »
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