Month: November 2008

Motrin Mom Campaign Major Fail in Twitterverse

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

There’s been a firestorm of discussion going on today related to a new video campaign by the makers of Motrin. Going to be one hell of a week for those in the reputation management department at Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Motrin. I’m not getting into the Motrin Moms campaign discussion here, visit the blog for my thoughts on the campaign and major headache side effects.

The wearing your baby campaign doesn’t seem to be going too well for the drugs manufacturer. The conversation taking place online has been at a blistering pace, with everyone seeming to have an opinion regarding the video in question.

Wearing Your Baby seems to be in fashion
(Image: screenshot from the online campaign)

Regardless of the topic dies down during the next 24 or 48 hours, potential brand damage has already been done. There’s a growing amount of blog posts appearing related to the situation, and rather than me rehashing what’s being said across the blogosphere, I’m linking out to a number of resources I’ve come across during the past hour or so.

The blog Drums and Whistles has a Motrin v. Moms post which offers a memo to Motrin. It reads… Before you launch an ad on your site that’s targeting mothers of babies, you might want to run it by some focus groups that have…um…moms with babies.

Shake the Salt has a brief post titled Motrin: The Anti-Mom? It includes a link to another site with a transcript of the advertisement.

The insanely amazing Peter Shankman offers a detailed post on the REAL problem with the Motrin ads. Peter offers us a different perspective, and points out the disconnect that’s taking place when people are discussing over-the-counter medication advertising versus a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that’s taken place in Indonesia.

The blog, Crunchy Domestic Goddess, has a post that includes an e-mail from Kathy Widmer, Vice President of Marketing for McNeil Consumer Healthcare, responding to the feedback left on Motrin’s website the previous night.

I like the perspective put into words by blogger Beth Dunn in her post Motrin Moms React. Beth suggests to the ad is kind of frenetic, with an appeal to “moms who wear their kids” in slings, backpacks, and whatnot.

The blog, Green & Clean Mom, has a post titled Social Media and Marketing Lesson for the makers of Motrin: Don’t Mess with Moms! They’re offering advice on what companies, PR firms, and marketing gurus should be listening to.

I think I like a post from Laura Fitton most, she writes about Motrin’s Twitter Moment. Her post includes a video that is a must view for anyone wanting to learn from the nasty side effects resulted in this fail of a marketing campaign.

Your twittering friend, @chiropractic.

planetc1.com-news @ 8:35 pm | Article ID: 1226896553

Los Angeles Air Quality Alerts – SoCal Fire Maps

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Air quality experts are warning people to avoid outdoor activity today as unhealthy air is expected to linger throughout parts of Los Angeles County, and Orange County areas, due to California wildfires putting smoke and ash into the atmosphere.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is advising everyone to avoid outdoor activities in smoke impacted areas. Outdoor sporting events, such as the inaugural Pasadena Marathon, have been canceled due to health risks related to air quality.

South Coast Air Quality Management District - Air-Quality MapsUnhealthy air is expected to linger throughout Sunday in many parts of Los Angeles and Orange County areas, which have been worst hit by wind fanned fires. The elderly, children, and people with breathing problems or heart disease are especially advised to avoid outdoor activities.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD – website) is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Air-Quality Maps are available on the website, providing hourly updates of air quality conditions in the Southern California area.

Air quality has been reported unhealthy in nearly all of Orange County, the San Fernando Valley, downtown Los Angeles, the South Bay (which includes Long Beach), the Corona area, Chino Hills, portions of the San Gabriel Mountains (near the Sylmar fire), and Northwest Los Angeles County coastal areas. Current Hourly Air Quality Data for the Southland area can be viewed here. Map data is provided by Microsoft Virtual Earth and air-quality information is updated hourly.

Here in Venice Beach California, there’s a strong smell of smoke in the air, and a thin blanket of ash on everything outdoors. I’ve been keeping in touch with local LA and Orange County residents, via my twitter profile, and have received several reports of sore throats, headaches, sinus problems, breathing difficulties, and other smoke related complaints, among SoCal residents.

A number of people are also searching for fire maps in the Southern California area. Using Google maps, CAL FIRE maintains a California Fire Map that’s currently displaying fire information for the Tea Fire, Sayre Fire, and Freeway Fire. According to associated map reports, the Tea Fire is burning north of Montecito in Santa Barbara County. The fire has burned 1,940 acres and is 60% contained. The Sayre Fire is burning near Sylmar in Los Angeles County. The fire is 8,000 acres and 20% contained. The Freeway Fire (Diamond Bar fire) is burning just outside of Corona (Chino Hills and Yorba Linda areas) at the border of Orange and Riverside County.

In case you missed them, here are the links once again for fire and air-quality maps in the Southern California area. The OC Register also maintains a frequently updated fire map on their web site.

Map of Los Angeles Fires
Orange County Fire Maps
Fire in Orange County
Air Quality Los Angeles

planetc1.com-news @ 11:26 am | Article ID: 1226863591

2008 Pasadena Marathon & Bike Tour

By Daria Belov

Despite Southern California fires burning in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Sylmar, and surrounding areas, the city of Pasadena is expected to host its first marathon on Sunday morning, November 16, 2008. The race is expected to begin at 6:30 a.m. Event organizers are consulting with local air quality experts, as well as health and fire officials, to determine whether there should be last-minute adjustments, or even a cancellation of the Pasadena Marathon. Race related announcements will be made after 4 a.m. on Sunday morning (race day).

Update: Today’s inaugural Pasadena Marathon has been canceled due to smoke and ash in the air from local California wildfires.

2008 Pasadena MarathonThere are important factors to consider for those traveling to Pasadena, especially since Caltrans and local news agencies have reported freeway closures due to the Southern California fires. The Sylmar fire is the closest to Pasadena (about 25 miles away), and freeway closures reported earlier today include the 5 freeway at the Grapevine pass, and parts of the 91 freeway in Orange County. Anyone planning to travel to the Pasadena area early Sunday morning is strongly advised to check SoCal freeway conditions before heading out. The County of Los Angeles Fire Department maintains a California Wildfires Map (currently for the Sayre fire and Sylmar fire) on the website’s home page. The Orange County Register (OCRegister) maintains an up to date fire map for the OC area. The map currently covers area fires including Corona, Yorba Linda, and Montecito.

The Pasadena Marathon homepage lists an urgent event update reminding everyone regarding event changes or potential cancellations due to poor air quality. According to the web site, individuals signed up for the marathon newsletter will receive notification regarding any changes with the event. Many people have trained long and hard for this California marathon, and organizers, as well as volunteers and sponsors, are concerned about everyone’s health and safety.

Traffic will be affected locally by Sunday mornings scheduled race. Street closures include parts of Del Mar Boulevard, Colorado Blvd., Orange Grove Blvd., Washington Boulevard, Rosemont Avenue, Arroyo Blvd., and others along and surrounding the course. A street closure course map can be found in PDF format here. There is free participant parking being provided at the Pasadena City College.

The marathon portion of the event is expected to begin at 6:30 am in downtown Pasadena at Pasadena City College. The college is the location for both the start and finish of the race. There is a bike tour scheduled to begin at 6 a.m., and a 5K scheduled to begin at 6:50 a.m. There is also a half marathon also beginning at 6:30 a.m., same time as the full Pasadena Marathon. A color-coded marathon and bike tour map in PDF format is available here.

For those that participate in marathons, triathlons, 5K events, 10K events, and other action sports, the website active.com hosts a massive amount of information. Pasadena Marathon information is available on the active.com web site as well.

We at planetchiropractic.com would like to recognize Pasadena Chiropractor, Dr. Michael DeNapoli, for all the work his office has been doing in preparing local athletes for Sunday’s scheduled event. His chiropractic office is located on Green Street, just a few blocks from Pasadena city College.

Update: Pasadena Marathon has been canceled due to Air Quality Concerns.

planetc1.com-news @ 9:03 pm | Article ID: 1226811833

Parker Alumni Association Announces the Newest Board Members

By Parker News

Dallas, Texas — The Parker Alumni Association elected three members to serve on its board of directors in 2009. Dr. Rena Sawyers ’94, Dr. Scott Garber ’02, Dr. Kayce A. Frye ’90 will serve to continue the vision, leadership, and legacy that has been established throughout the years.

From left to right: Dr. Rena Sawyers '94, Dr. Scott Garber '02, and Dr. Kayce Frye '90
From left to right: Dr. Rena Sawyers ’94, Dr. Scott Garber ’02, and Dr. Kayce Frye ’90.

In addition to her role with the alumni association, Dr. Rena Sawyers has also served Parker College as the director of Clinic Education and Marketing since 2005. She is a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association, Rotary Club International, and the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Sawyers became a Lifetime member of the Parker Alumni Association in 2006.

“I consider it an honor and privilege to have served on this board for the past three years,” Dr. Sawyers said. “The alumni board has so many innovative and committed individuals who’ve given of their time and talents to build the strongest alumni association in Parker’s history. I’d like the opportunity to continue serving on the board to see the completion of projects already started. It’s a passionate vision of mine to see Parker’s Alumni Association grow and strengthen in numbers and connections where we support each other after leaving Parker’s gates.”

Dr. Scott Garber has traveled the world to bring chiropractic care to people in the Czech Republic, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, and he had an established practice in Australia for many years. Dr. Garber currently practices at Chiropractic Works in Lenox, Massachusetts and is currently spearheading the New England chapter of the Parker Network, which enables alumni and friends of Parker College to remain connected to the college and active within the chiropractic community. Dr. Garber is a member of the International Chiropractic Association, World Chiropractic Association, and Chiropractic Association Australia and became a Lifetime member of the Parker Alumni Association in 2008.

“I consider it a privilege to be able to be part of, and serve, the greatest chiropractic college today,” said Dr. Garber. “I want to continue to support and serve in any way Parker College needs me to help build and carry on the dream of Dr. Jim. Service to my community, alumni, and family is my priority, and that path has allowed me to personally grow as a person and professional.”

Dr. Kayce A. Frye was born in Peru, South America and earned three bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science, Business, and Accounting from Abilene Christian University before beginning her studies at Parker. Dr. Frye currently practices at South Texas Chiropractic, Inc. in Laredo, Texas. She is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Texas Chiropractic Association, and holds a position on the Board of Directors for both the Laredo Rotary Club and Women’s City Club. She was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in 2006, a prestigious Rotary award where the recipient exemplifies “Service Above Self.” Dr. Frye was also named one of America’s Top Chiropractors in 2007 and became a Lifetime member of the Parker Alumni Association in 2008.

“I was a leader in school, and I remain a leader in my community,” said Dr. Frye. “I want to play a larger role as a leader in the chiropractic community as well. The vision of the board to go global is timely; the more people we can reach through chiropractic the healthier the society.”

Membership in the Parker Alumni Association is all-inclusive and welcomes Parker graduates, doctors of chiropractic, chiropractic assistants, massage therapists, corporations, and wellness supporters to join them in their pursuit of excellence. In all its endeavors, the Parker Alumni Association strives to support and encourage all members to achieve the highest level of success in their relative fields.


Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, is one of the country’s leading educators of health care professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic.

For further information, contact: Stacey Kjerstad – Traffic Coordinator – (972) 438-6932, extension 7805

planetc1.com-news @ 5:33 pm | Article ID: 1226799259

Post CMA Day Chiropractic Ads for November 13, 2008

By chiropracticclassifieds.com —

It’s Thursday and the CMA Awards (country music’s biggest) are over (Kenny Chesney won Entertainer of the Year award). Our normal Wednesday posting of classified ad results was postponed as a result, but you can view them all today. This weeks job and office for sale classified ads come from all over the world, with newly listed practices for sale in Austin and Associates wanted in Peoria. This post is a round up of the most recent advertisements placed in the Classifieds section on Planet Chiropractic. Featured are selected ads that were placed before midweek of November 13, 2008.

Traction and Adjusting Chiropractic Tables(photo: Traction and Adjusting Chiropractic Tables)

Unique Associate Opportunity-Sherwood Park, Alberta — Busy, successful practice is offering a unique Associate opportunity. We will train you in new patient acquisition, clinical management and success philosophy. I am looking for the right doctor to train in the same practice procedures that have helped me build and maintain a high volume family practice. Unlimited opportunity to earn while you learn. Minimum 2 year training commitment.

Mesa, Arizona, practice for sale — MESA, ARIZONA, PRACTICE FOR SALE: 3 year practice projected to collect $90,523.00 in 2008. Dr take home before tax projected at $50,946.00. 2,629 total visits. 137 new patients. $30,000.00 in equipment and furnishings. High traffic – high visibility. Strong P.I. community. New D.C. can easily triple numbers by building P.I. clinic. Dr will sacrifice.

Omni Chiropractic Table Brand New Upholstery — This item came out of a chiropractic clinic that had some extra equipment lying around that wasn’t getting much use. This table is in excellent condition and just recently received brand new upholstery. The table features a burgundy-reddish finish and sits atop a solid aluminum frame.

Chiropractor needed — Chiropractor needed full time in Bronx, New York area. Office hours are 12 – 8 Monday through Friday.

Need Chiropractor for start up position — New Therapeutic Spa looking for a chiropractor for a start up business. Cash or insurance business. Will do rent or percentage. Flower Mound Tx. Great place to start a new business. Or bring one with you. Now open come get started today.

Associate Position – Tulare or Fresno Co. Ca. — Associate Position Wanted In Tulare Or Fresno County California. I’m a Chiropractor with 22 years experience that retired too soon. Not wanting the demands of Ownership I desire a full or part time position. I hold advanced certificates in Personal Injury, have a current Ca. license, excellent interpersonal skills and am available immediately.

Buy This Practice For A Song And Prosper — Don’t miss an opportunity to own this 18 year established practice. It’s a gem that needs polishing. It’s clean fresh and attractive but the current owner has no time to unlock the potential of this nicely decorated, well sited, very well equipped practice. Bennet X-ray with processor. Two Metler Diathermies, Hydro table. Two Amrex Muscle stims. Ultra sound. Nice inventory of ortho supplies. Two Leander tables are negotiable. DRS Decompression unit is also negotiable. Buy this practice for the unbelievable price of $12,500. Hurry, this won’t last long!

New Doctor for Hire — Will be available for work end of December. Currently living in Anchorage, KY just outside Louisville. Looking for position (part-time, full-time) in established chiropractic practice. Looking mainly for experience. Salary completely negotiable. Call me if you would like to meet.

Chiropractic/Wellness office for sale — Relocating out of state January 1st, 2009. Practice is 4 years young and steadily growing. Located in Central Austin, TX. Very low overhead. Patients love Wellness-type care.

Gonstead 3 Piece and 2 Piece Set — I have a three piece (cervical chair, pelvic bench, knee-chest) two year old navy blue Gonstead Brand set in excellent condition for $1,000. In addition, I have a 1 yr old navy blue Gonstead Brand cervical chair and pelvic bench in brand new condition selling both for $600.

Zenith II 220 HyLo — Zenith II 220 Hy-Lo — excellent condition which was bought refurbished 2 yrs ago. Asking for $4100 (same table refurbished sells for $5595 on chirocity.com). Cervical and lumbar drops, thoracic spring loaded sway away which locks into place.

Associate Position – Colorado — CO – Grand Junction. Looking for a passionate, eager to learn, long-term, growth-minded DC who enjoys working with families and wants to practice with other DCs as part of a wellness team. Onsite x-ray; subluxation station; allergy, hormone, heavy metals, etc., testing; nutritional support. Located in professional plaza. Techniques: Activator, AK, NET, SOT, extremities. Salary to start, then switching to commission as your practice grows.

Scottsdale, Peoria, Associated needed — Looking for doc to with me in Scottsdale for about six months then transfer to our new office in Peoria. Must be able to document and communicate with other physicians.

The above content is of a time sensitive nature. Individual advertisements may no longer be available if ad has expired or user has deleted their post. Visitors can browse and view all active classifieds and/or subscribe to the classified RSS feed, which updates with the latest advertisement posted, several times per day.

planetc1.com-news @ 9:57 am | Article ID: 1226599099

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

By Daria Belov

The 42nd Annual Country Music Awards (CMA Awards) broadcasts tonight on ABC at 8pm eastern and 9pm central time. Country music sensation Kenny Chesney leads finalists with 7 nominations out of 12 categories. The Country Music Association Awards show is being hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

Taylor Swift - Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee
(photo: Taylor Swift – Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee)
There are a total of twelve categories for tonights awards event. Those categories include: Female Vocalist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Musician of the Year, Musical Event of the Year, Song of the Year, and Music Video of the Year.

Seven categories that award individuals are…

Entertainer of the Year – Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Keith Urban
Female Vocalist of the Year – Martina McBride, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year – George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban
New Artist of the Year – Rodney Atkins, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, James Otto, Kellie Pickler
Vocal Group of the Year – Eagles, Emerson Drive, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts
Vocal Duo of the Year – Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Sugarland, The Wreckers
Musician of the Year – Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar, Jerry Douglas – Dobro, Dann Huff – Guitar, Brent Mason – Guitar, Mac McAnally – Guitar

For the Single of the Year category the award goes to both the artist and producer. In that category the nominees are…

“I Saw God Today” – George Strait – Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait – MCA Nashville
“Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney – Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney – BNA Records
“Stay” – Sugarland – Produced by Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles – Mercury Nashville
“Gunpowder & Lead” – Miranda Lambert – Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke – Columbia Records
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins – Produced by Frank Rogers – Capitol Records Nashville

For the Song of the Year category the award goes to the songwriter and the primary publisher. Those 5 nominated for awards are…

“Stay” – Jennifer Nettles – Jennifer Nettles Publishing
“Good Time” – Alan Jackson – EMI-April Music / Tri-Angels Music
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Ashley Gorley / Lee Thomas Miller – EMI Blackwood Music/Songs of Combustion / Sea Gayle Music
“I Saw God Today” – Rodney Clawson/Monty Criswell / Wade Kirby – Big Red Toe / Extremely Loud Music/Steel Wheels Music / Blind Mule Music
“Letter To Me” – Brad Paisley – EMI-April Music / Sea Gayle Music

The Album of the Year award also goes to the artist and producer. Record company is already mentioned. The 5 albums, artist, and producers nominated are…

Troubadour – George Strait – Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait – MCA Nashville
Cowboy Town – Brooks & Dunn – Produced by Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Bob DiPiero – Arista Nashville
Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood – Produced by Mark Bright – 19 Records Limited / Arista Nashville
Good Time – Alan Jackson – Produced by Keith Stegall – Arista Nashville
Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates – Kenny Chesney – Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney – BNA Records

The Musical Event of the Year category features various artists and an award goes to each winning artist. Those nominated are…

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – “Gone Gone Gone” – Rounder Records
Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood – “Another Try” – MCA Nashville
Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney – “Every Other Weekend” – MCA Nashville
Kenny Chesney (duet with George Strait) – “Shiftwork” – BNA Records
Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen – “Life In A Northern Town” – Mercury Nashville

Finally, the Music Video of the Year award goes to the artist and the director of the video. We have linked to videos where we have found them online. The nominees are…

“Stay” – Sugarland – Directed by Shaun Silva
“Good Time” – Alan Jackson – Directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney – Directed by Shaun Silva
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins – Directed by Peter Zavadil
“Waitin’ On A Woman” – Brad Paisley featuring Andy Griffith – Directed by Jim Shea & Peter Tilden

For those wanting to view the most recent Taylor Swift video, here is a link for the official HQ version – Taylor Swift – Love Story – Official Music Video.

There’s a lot of Country music fans in the chiropractic community, and many chiropractors that serve musicians and artists nationwide. Congratulations to all of this years 2008 CMA Awards nominees!

planetc1.com-news @ 1:08 pm | Article ID: 1226524157

Operation Fraud: Scammers Target Online Sellers

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

If you ever posted something for sale online, whether it be an auction site or classified ad site, chances are you’ve been contacted by a scammer. Scams come in all shapes and sizes, and while they begin to look obvious after you’ve seen a few, people continue to fall for the techniques. As a result, scammers push massive amounts of emails (often through automation) to those selling items online. On planetchiropractic.com I noticed 2 new fraud emails yesterday, resulting in a scam alert, and this advisory post.

i came across your ad listing and i will(screenshot: text from email scammer)

Take a look at the text in this image, it’s classic product scammer text. The sender asks about final selling price, working condition, available pics, location, and method of payment accepted. The hallmark classic sign is the questioning about accepting a money order or certified cheque as form of payment. In this case, the buyer name used was Lionel Smith, and the templated email sent was typical for this sort of shenanigans. Here is the complete email text (notice the poor speeling and grammer)…

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BELOW IS A REPLY TO YOUR CLASSIFIED AD
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Hello Seller,
i came across your ad listing and i will like to know the following question:

1) What is the final asking price of the item?
2)What is the working condition of the item
3)Any available pict?
4)What ios the working condition of the item?
5)Will you accept a certified check or Money Order as mode of payment?
6)Is item still at your location or another location?
Get back to me as soon as possible.

Hope to read from you soon…
Regrads
Lionel Smith
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In order to help those that are searching to see if individuals that have emailed them about their items for sale are for real or not, here is a list of pseudo names we’ve seen recently. Mike Rapp, Tom Marley, Smith Matt, Benson Raymond, and Daniel Monday. There are many more but these are the most recent I’m familiar with.

Hopefully you found this post before you have accepted payment for the items you are selling. If you are considering posting classified ads (on ANY website), review these 6 Scam Tips before accepting that overpaid cashiers check from Nigeria.

planetc1.com-news @ 12:18 pm | Article ID: 1226434717

Daniel Monday Scam Alert

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

There is a chance you are reading this post because you’ve received an e-mail, by a person named Daniel Monday, who says they want to buy your stuff. After hosting chiropractic ads for the past 10 years, we’ve discovered that the same scammers visiting our website, go to many others as well. While these posts appear unimportant for our normal readers (my apologies) they’ve reportedly been very helpful in thwarting online scam activity.

It’s been a productive weekend that the planet chiropractic office. We’ve been working on some upgrades to the classified ads system, in order to provide better service to those using the website for selling and buying chiropractic equipment.

Thanks to an incredibly engaged classified ad community, we’ve been able to cut back significantly on fraudulent e-mails reaching our users. Below I am posting and actual e-mail sent by Daniel Monday from his [email protected] Yahoo e-mail account.

Take a look at posts such as those regarding Mr. Benson in Nigeria, Mr. Smith Matt, Tom Marley, and Mike Rapp. These are all expected to be the same group of individuals (or even one individual) using different names and different e-mail accounts to target unsuspecting people selling items online.

Here is a reply to someone’s classified ad, from Daniel Monday, with an IP address of 65.49.2.157.

Reading the e-mail, you can see the telltale signs that this is a scam. #1 is that the sender asks whether cashiers checks or postal money orders are excepted as payment. #2 is that the sender mentions using a private shipping company to handle item delivery. Both of these are hallmark signs of online classified ads scams.

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Sender IP: 65.49.2.157

Posted To: Chiropractic Classifieds

Hello,
I came across your ad and I’ll like to know the following questions regarding
the ad.
Q#1. How long have you owned it?
Q#2. a) Have you owned
it from new? b) If not how many previous owner?
Q#3.Why are you selling it?
Q#4. In your opinion, what
sort of conditionis it?
Q#5. Any available photo?
Q#6. How much are you asking for it?
Q#7. Do you accept a ( Cashier Check / postal Money Order with cheque)as a
mode of payment.
Q#8. Kindly get back to me with ur FULL NAME,FULL CONTACT ADDRESS,TEL # so
that payment willbe issued and mailed to you.

Note that you dont need to worry about shipping as i have a private shipping
company that will take care of the shipping and delivery of the item once
payment is been received by you.I’ll like to have the response to these
question in your earliest conviniency.Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks
Daniel

Daniel Monday
[email protected]
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If you sell stuff online, and you’ve received an e-mail similar to this one, I would contact the webmaster of the site you were using, and forward them all sender information, so they can take action.

Veterans Day – November 11th

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

2008 Veterans Day this year is on Tuesday, November 11th. Originally referred to as Armistice Day, Veterans Day became recognized as a US federal holiday in 1954. Being a federal holiday, nearly all government services and buildings will be closed. The US Postal Service will not deliver mail on November 11th. Delivery services such as those provided by UPS and FedEx will operate Tuesday. Most US banks are also closed on Veterans Day, and in many cases, credit unions are closed as well. Not all public schools are closed on this holiday. Check your local school districts for more information.

(photo credit – jbelluch)

I know many chiropractors that served in the US military before entering a chiropractic program. I also recall many talks from chiropractors such as James Sigafoose and Richard Santos on the importance of recognizing those who have served the nation. Chiropractors, elected officials, and military vets, have worked together in order to improve access for military veterans for chiropractic care and services. President-elect, Barack Obama, has expressed his thoughts on veteran access to chiropractic care.

It was in January of 2002 when President Bush signed legislation mandating the establishment of chiropractic benefits in the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system. That measure had received strong bipartisan support.

In March of 2007 it was reported that a chiropractic coalition would be working together to improve access of chiropractic care for military veterans. The coalition was formed in 2002 by three national chiropractic organizations.

In May of 2007 planetchiropractic.com received notice from the International Chiropractors Association that US Representative Bob Filner’s legislative initiative to provide program wide chiropractic staffing at all US Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, H.R. 1470, had passed out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and was now be considered by the Full House of Representatives.

In November of 2007 it was reported that California Representative Bob Filner had introduced a Chiropractors to Keep our Veterans Healthy Act, which would provide for direct access to chiropractic care for veterans, expand the list of chiropractic services available to eligible veterans, and provide veterans with a better way of making their own health care decisions.

Several Veterans Day articles were summarized in a 2007 post titled chiropractic for veterans. Visit planet chiropractic news for a list of 2008 Veterans Day parades and related activities.

So, Monday, November 10 2008, is not a federal holiday. Veterans Day 2008 (which is a federal holiday) is on Tuesday, November 11. It can be confusing (likely because of Memorial Day) but don’t get the holidays mixed up.

Veterans Day 2008 – Federal Holiday

By Daria Belov

Veterans Day is on Tuesday, November 11th, it is a US Federal Holiday. Federal employees will have the day off and many federal facilities (as well as US Banks) will be closed. Many but not all public schools will be closed and most chiropractic offices will be open and providing services to Veterans and the rest of the community.

Veterans Day - Honoring All Who Served - November 11, 2008(photo: 2008 Veterans Day – Honoring All Who Served)

Unlike Memorial Day, which is observed on the final Monday of the month of May (even if actual Memorial Day falls on May 30), Veterans Day is usually observed on November 11th. Other upcoming Federal holidays in 2008 include Thursday, November 27 — Thanksgiving Day & Thursday, December 25 — Christmas Day.

Are banks open on Veterans Day?
Tuesday, November 11th, Veterans Day, is a US federal holiday. Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the date as a public holiday for federal employees. Veterans Day closings include US banks (such as Bank of America), the United States Post Office, Federal credit unions, many state and local credit unions, and the majority of US public schools. It’s likely your bank will be closed on Tuesday. For schools, check with your local districts, as not all public and private schools will be closed on this day. For example, public schools in Hartford, Connecticut will be open on this year’s Veterans Day.

Department stores such as Macys and Target are open on Veterans Day. Popular department stores such as Sears, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Wal Mart, and Target, will be holding Veterans Day sales. After this Tuesday, the next major department store sales events take place on Friday, November 28th, better known as Black Friday.

When do people observe Veterans Day?
Initially referred to as Armistice Day, enacted as an official US holiday in 1938, Veterans Day has been recognized on November 11th since Congress changed the name in 1954. Officially, the holiday is observed on the weekday that falls closest to November 11th each year. It falls on a Tuesday this year.

Many cities and communities feature parades on Veterans Day, be sure to check locally for potential street closures and transit detours in your area. Many chiropractors served in the US military before attending chiropractic schools, thanks to VA education benefit programs and GI Bill educational assistance. We honor those chiropractors who have served God and country, as well as all military veterans everywhere.

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