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2011-11-07 16:00:00

Con-artists prey on peoplesâ good intentions for personal financial gain (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Zabasearch.com, a leading online public records and people search engine, urges charitable consumers to be discerning when donating or handing out money to panhandlers. New scams designed to pull on peoplesâ heartstrings, trick consumers into handing over their hard-earned cash to scammers under the guise of bogus causes. According to a recent report from...

2011-04-21 07:30:00

CHICAGO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Begslist, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new website, http://www.scamslist.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101115/BEGSLISTLOGO ) Begslist, Inc. has been known to help people through free cyber begging, online donations, and giving to charity through its websites Begslist.org and its blog website begslist.blogspot.com. RJ Camposagrado, the founder of Begslist, stated: "We receive inquiries from our users...

2010-12-20 08:34:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holidays fast approaching, many people are doing their shopping online - but the Internet is also a very popular place for people in need asking for a handout on Begslist.org. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101115/BEGSLISTLOGO ) There are thousands of pleas for help on Begslist.org, an online donation website, which is dedicated to helping people in need through begging via the Internet. Most of us this year will be enjoying a...

2010-10-19 06:30:00

Begslist.org, a unique resource that allows online begging and panhandling, announces the launch of its redesigned website, www.begslist.org. CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, begging online is becoming a very common way for people in need to beg or ask for a handout. It is a virtual phenomenon that some call cyber begging or Internet panhandling and it is another way for people who are begging for money and other needs to receive donations from strangers....

2009-08-20 12:56:26

Two street musicians who played the same two songs endlessly in a Birmingham neighborhood have been banned from begging in England and Wales. A two-year anti-social behavior order was imposed on James Ryan and Andrew Stevens, The Daily Telegraph reported. The buskers -- as street musicians are known in Britain -- drove residents of the Moseley area crazy with endless repetitions of Faith by George Michael and Wonderwall by Oasis. Matt Williams, a former Moseley resident, said the pair would...

2008-08-05 18:00:16

By Steven Girardi, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 5--ST. PETERSBURG A year after the city banned panhandlers from downtown, City Councilman Herb Polson is wondering if they haven't moved west to the Tyrone Mall area. "On any given day, within an hour at 22nd Avenue and 66th Street, or at Tyrone Boulevard and 66th, there will be four people standing in median with their signs," Polson said Tuesday. "And that occurs with regularity." Residents are complaining and Polson said the city's "no...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'