Since you are talking about rain barrels, I thought I'd let you know
that www.rainbarrel.ca helps non-profit groups raise funds by selling
rain barrels. You'd be surprised how easy it is to make $3000+
Please take a look: www.rainbarrel.ca
Have a great day,
I actually had a look at that (Canadian) site. The original posting was
definitely an advertisement, but I'm not sure I'd call it spam, because
there seems to have been no effort made at concealment, deception or
Firstly, this "Leah Pomerantz" may have been posting through Google, but
her email address appears to be legit, and her posting name is the same one
she uses on the Rainbarrel site.
Secondly, the site gives two physical addresses (not far from Niagara
Falls), with phone numbers appropriate for those physical locations. Plus
it gives operating hours.
And finally, the site /does/ actually have to do with the distribution and
sale of rain barrels.
If you're in Canada, this might actually be a good way to get hold of a
rain barrel if you can't find one anywhere else.
I generally get Usenet through AIOE. It's free. It goes down once
in awhile so I use Google Groups as a backup. This group doesn't have
much spam at all compared to the other groups I also access through
AHR would seem to be a prime target for the spammers. Leah's post
doesn't seem like a big deal if it is in fact a money raising mechanism
for the non profits.
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