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In August of 2005, after years of frustration with public figures, I finally became enraged watching Ellen Degeneres lie to an audience full of unsuspecting consumer junkie morons too stupid to realize that they were being played by yet another greedy celebrity talk show pig hired by NBC and paid millions for her ability to hook them on the latest batch of over-priced crap. They even let her get away with endorsing Countrywide, a known predatory lender partially responsible for causing the artificial inflation and sudden collapse of the housing market. Yes, THAT Countrywide. She stood right there and endorsed it with a smile. Oprah Winfrey and Dr Phil did as well.

It was crystal clear that not a single one of those audience members had a clue about the growing concentration of wealth, the shrinking middle class, the related economic instability or the domino-effect of socioeconomic issues resulting from it.

Since then, I've been doing everything within my power and within the law to help offset the deliberate dumbing down of America for maximum profit.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kelly Ripa, Brad Pitt, Rachael Ray, Ellen Degeneres, and Dr Phil all use the ILLUSION of good will to sell more over-priced CRAP.

This is another re-post from 2011. It's relevant today because all of the above and many more continue to use the illusion of good will to sell more over-priced crap.

Forum Post: Filthy disgusting rich celebrities like Kelly Ripa, Brad Pitt, Rachael Ray, Ellen Degeneres, and Dr Phil have been using the illusion of 'good will' to sell more overpriced crap. DON'T FALL FOR IT.

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 9:45 a.m. EST by ModestCapitalist (2342) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I am going to post a few entries below. They begin to explain how celebrities try to dumb you down by using 'good will', humor, and psychological tricks to get your money.

Of all their tricks, the fake 'good will' offends me the most. For example: Everyone knows how incredibly expensive health care is in the US. It's downright obscene. The industry is still making record high profits. But they are too greedy to pay for their own research and development. So they affiliate with celebrities like Kelly Ripa and use the illusion of 'good will' to trick you into buying overpriced crap like super high end Electrolux appliances. In this marketing trick, they promise to donate $1 to the health care industry. Later, they will claim the tax deduction. The $1 goes to the health care industry so they don't have to dip into their record high profits for research and development.

Any breakthroughs made are for treatment only. Not cures. Treatment is incredibly profitable so that is what they focus on. Treatment only. There have been virtually no cures discovered in decades. Also, the treatment is not 'given' back to the people who donate money for research and development. It is SOLD back to the people for maximum profit.

In this video, Kelly Ripa teams up with her NBC sponsor Electrolux to get your money and maximize profits for Electrolux and the health care industry. The parent company of NBC, GE, is the largest producer of medical imaging equipment in the world. They are also the biggest corporate tax evader on the planet. Its a sham.


Please read my other entries below. There are a lot of tricks being played on you by executives and celebrities. You should know about them if you haven't already noticed.

As far as health goes, of course I want all of you to be healthy. Take care of yourselves, eat relatively healthy, try to keep your weight reasonable, get some sort of exercise every day, stretch several times a day, and see a chiropractor if you have any kind of joint/muscle pain.

Don't use any pharmaceutical until after you've done research on the potential side-effects.

Watch the video but don't fall for the BS. Don't be fooled by Kelly Ripa's fake smile or her fake 'good will'. Don't buy anything from Electrolux. It's way too damn expensive. After all, they are paying Kelly Ripa millions just to run her mouth. Let the health care industry pay for their own research and development. After all, they are still making RECORD PROFITS.

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  1. 1 points by ModestCapitalist (2342) 2 years ago

    I just remembered something else. A few years ago, Kelly Ripa had her kids on the TV show. One of them was obviously sick. I mean obviously. He was coughing and looked terrible. He obviously didn't want to be there. But it was part of the show. Some stupid sold out Christmas special. The kids were scheduled to be there. Kelly Ripa's son should have been home in bed. Or at least home being cared for by his nanny (all filthy rich celebrities hire nannies and swear them to confidentiality agreements. All of them.). But that might have compromised Kelly Ripa's career. After all, the kids were scheduled to appear on the show. So the sick kid was stuck there when he should have been home in bed.

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  3. 1 points by ModestCapitalist (2342) 2 years ago

    Two examples of rotten disgusting immoral behavior involving five very well known filthy disgusting rich multi-hundred-millionaire fake humanitarian celebrity pigs.

    The ugly truth about the housing market, Countrywide, predatory lending, and the endorsements of Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, and Dr Phil. Ch'Ching!

    The first subprime loans were issued in 1994. It was a gimmick to sell more homes, artificially inflate the market, sell more homes at higher profits, foreclose on those who could not pay when the ARM rates readjusted, take their homes leaving them with nothing to show for their payments, resell the homes at a higher profit and so on. It was a cruel and calculated plan to sell more homes and artificially inflate the market. Those loans were incredibly profitable for well over a decade before the house of cards finally collapsed. In the meantime, bankers got richer along with the richest one percent who made off with higher dividends. It was a sham.

    The biggest player in the game was Countrywide. Endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, and Dr Phil. If you have their shows from '04' to '06' on tape, watch them again. All three were paid millions specifically to endorse Countrywide by name. The biggest subprime player in the game. They issued more ARM loans than anyone else. Foreclosing on those who could not make their monthy payments when the rates suddenly went through the roof. It was a cruel and calculated plan to sell more homes, artificially inflate the market, foreclose, and resell for a higher profit. The sham worked like a charm for 12 years before the house of cards finally fell in.

    At this approximate time, the worthless paper was sold to unsuspecting investors.

    Oprah, Ellen, and Dr Phil were paid millions for their endorsements. Ch'Ching!

    They have always had their ignorant love-sick fans eating right out of their hands. This alone is irresponsible. But to stand there and tell their ignorant love-sick fans to run out and get a loan from the biggest rat in the industry. That's just sick.

    These three pigs are not naive little uninformed twits like Paris Hilton. They are educated, informed, and extremely savvy mass media juggernauts. They knew damn well about predatory lending. It was a common phrase by then. Still, they stood there and endorsed the biggest subprime rat in the industry. They did so with a big fat FAKE smile on their face. Unfortunately, public figures are not legally required to be straight with their ignorant fans.

    But they God damn well should be.

    Bono is no humanitarian. In fact, he made millions from a shady deal with Live Nation in which other investors were made to subsidize his multi-million dollar stock options regardless of market value. The stock tanked, Bono unloaded, and those 'other' investors did in fact take giant losses in part, so the filthy disgusting rich multi-hundred-millionaire 'humanitarian' Bono would not have to.


    Just another rotten immoral disgusting trick perpetrated in the name of greed.

    Madonna secured a similar deal with Live Nation.

    I've said it many times and I will say it many more.

    There is no such thing as a multi-millionaire humanitarian.

  4. Part A.

    1 points by ModestCapitalist (2342) 2 years ago

    The rich and famous do not want to be seen as 'pigs' or go down in history as 'villains'. They want to be seen as 'heros' and go down in history as 'humanitarians'. The market for their product has become global. The fan base has become global. Therefore, the 'humanitarian' effort and 'good will' PR machine has gone global. These 'humanitarian' efforts and 'good deeds' are not chosen to address the greatest need or injustice. They are chosen almost exclusively to appeal to the largest demographic for their respective commercial products. The largest fan base. Efficiency or effect is of little or no concern. Its all about PR, marketing, image, and fame.

    This is why the rich and famous have all taken up 'philanthropy' or 'good will' around the world. This is why so many have 'schools' or 'foundations' in their name. This is why so many play golf or appear on a TV game show for 'charity'. This is why so many sign motorcycles, other merchandise, or auction off their own 'personal effects' for 'charity'. This is why so many have TV shows with a 'charitable' gimmick. This is why so many arrange photo ops with wounded veterans, firefighters, or sick children. This is why so many have adopted children from around the world (Which they always pay others to care for full time. The hired professionals are sworn by legal contract to confidentiality. Not allowed to discuss or appear in public with the children they care for. Those 'photo' and 'interview' opportunities are reserved exclusively for the rich and famous 'adoptive' parents.). This is why every 'humanitarian' effort and 'good deed' is plastered all over the media worldwide. Its not about 'humanity' or 'good will'. Its all about marketing, image, fame, and PROFIT. This is why we are so often reminded of their respective 'good deeds' or 'humanitarian' efforts shortly before or after the release of their latest commercial product.

    1. Part B.

      1 points by ModestCapitalist (2342) 2 years ago and are both non-profit charity watchdogs. Of all the well rated charities (about 1500) only three are closely affiliated with celebrities. Michael J Fox (not the primary donor), Tiger Woods (not the primary donor), and Bill Clinton (not the primary donor). That's three well rated celebrity foundations out of 1500. In general, celebrity foundations run like crap because they blow half the money on private jet rides, five star accommodations, and PR crews.

      The fans have been terribly misled. For example:

      Virtually every penny 'donated' by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to date has come from repeated sales of baby photos. With each sale, the baby money goes to the 'Jolie-Pitt' foundation. A foundation which has never done anything but shelter funds. The 'donation' is immediately publicized worldwide.

      When Jolie or Pitt have a new movie to promote, a portion is then donated from their own 'foundation' to a legitimate charity. This leaves their ignorant fans under the impression that 'another' donation has been made. When in fact, its the same baby money being transferred again and again. Another portion is blown on private jet rides, super-exclusive accommodations, photo ops, and PR crap. This saves Jolie and Pitt millions in travel/stay expenses and their respective studios tens of millions in advertising. It's all very calculated.

      Of course, Jolie and Pitt could simply endorse any of the 1500 most efficient and effective charities. Of course, the baby money would go much further and do far more good if it were donated to such charities to begin with.

      But that would be too boring.

      The 'Make it Right' Foundation took in over $12,000,000 the first year alone. Tens of millions overall. Brad Pitt has never been the primary donor, planner, or designer. He is a figurehead and salesman with a position on the board of advisors. Nothing more. Still, he has been showered with glorious praise by fellow celebrities and media outlets around the world. Again, the fans have been terribly misled.

      In order to move into a 'green' home, the innocent victims of Katrina are required to provide a property deed, meet a number of financial requirements, and pay an average of $75,000 UP FRONT. The difference is offered in cheap loans or on occasion (according to the website) forgiven. To date, only a few dozen former home owners have qualified.

      The 'Make it Right' foundation was never intended to help the lower income residents of New Orleans reclaim anything lost in Katrina. In fact, 'Make it Right' is part of a calculated effort to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward without them. Part of a calculated effort to raise property values in the area by displacing the poor. They are by design, excluded. Unable to qualify. Of course, Brad Pitt could have simply endorsed 'Habitat For Humanity'. A well known, proven, and efficient home building operation. Of course, the tens of millions in funding would have gone MUCH further.

      But that would be too boring.

      Big celebrities have no desire to make the world a better place. Their primary goal is to appear as if they do.

      It's a sham. Good will has become big business.

  5. 1 points by ModestCapitalist (2342) 2 years ago

    This post will be a little sloppy for starters. I will clean it up and repost a better essay later. I just want to get the discussion started on how actors and executives use the illusion of 'good will' to maximize their own profits. It's a complicated web of affiliation.

    How do modern era celebrities get so incredibly rich? It's not as simple as making movies and selling tickets anymore. Major studios and TV networks are now owned by giant corporations which also own entities within other industries. Their strategies to maximize profits are more calculated than ever.

    For example, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have had a special relationship with NBC for years. Countrywide and other banking entities have been sponsors. Not to mention Lowes, Home Depot, and Electrolux. But it's not as simple as selling ad space anymore. NBC is owned by GE. GE also owns at least one major production studeo and entities within the banking industry.

    Giant corporations have been working together for years with major media outlets to increase profits. Part of their strategy has been to cross-market their products and services. Also to affiliate with celebrities and create the illusion of 'good will'. When in fact, the idea is to increase awareness and demand for every product and service provided within the umbrella of parent companies and corporate sponsors. New Orleans is known worldwide for it's unique culture. Tourism has been big business in the area for decades. Make it Right is now affiliated with Hyatt Regency. A high end hotel right next to the New Orleans Stadium. There is already a giant dual promotion planned for next spring. Ellen Degeneres (NBC juggernaut) is going to play a major role in this dual promotion. Housing, the related financing and home improvements have also been big business for decades.

    If the Lower Ninth Ward is redeveloped with fewer poor people, property values will be increased along with profits made by all those affiliated with Make it Right. The web of affiliation with Pitt, NBC, GE, Hyatt, Lowes, Home Depot, and the banking industry is sprawling to say the least. The operation has also been used to promote at least one 'home improvement' TV show that I know of. Holmes on Homes. I don't recall the network but the show is designed to sell more high end home improvements. It's all very calculated.

    I'm telling you that good will has become big business.

    If any of you have some more shady details, I'd like to read them.

  6. The other three comments are far too long to re-post. They can be viewed here.