Comments on: Ben Stein’s sleazy paymasters, cont. http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Gnarly Erik http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-9094 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:24:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-9094 I was victimized last year by one of these innocuous looking ‘click here’ subscription ads on the Orbitz website. I discovered four months of charges on my billing after the fact. After strenuously complaining to Orbitz the charges were refunded. I now refuse to visit the Orbitz site and am very watchful of all others.

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By: samg http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8932 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:25:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8932 i guess i’m not as smart as felix salmon. i don’t understand a lot of this. and he should learn to write comprehensibly. does CPM really mean cost per thousand? or cost per million? or what? a little rewrite is in order to put this into english for ordinary folks like me.

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By: Linda O'Connor http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8920 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:14:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8920 Someone must start a petition that will be sent to our local, state, and federal representatives. Our efforts should make an impression on Congress to stop these practices. We really must demand more of our representatives and senators concerning our national fancial integrity including wall street and etc.

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By: anon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8916 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:09:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8916 “These are big, reputable private-equity shops”

LOL. As if such a thing exists.

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By: VennData http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8913 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 21:56:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8913 These private equity folks tax cuts. They invest the money back into the economy creating real value, just like Supply Side theory says… that rich people waste their tax cuts on McMansions and contemporary art is obviously a lie.

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By: john http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8909 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 21:09:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8909 So if I just bought hotel rooms for the holiday on priceline, and I don’t think I clicked anything dubious, is there any way to find out if I’ve been signed up for one of these before my credit card bill gets here?

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By: Christopher http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8908 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:36:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8908 Feeling like Michael Corleone, are we?

Just when you thought you were out [of the Ben Stein Watch business,] they PULL ya back in.

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By: Pete Warden http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8893 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:05:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8893 I’ve posted a link to the web startup site Hacker News:
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9484 60

It’s currently the top story, hopefully a public shaming in the tech community will make these guys’ lives harder.

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By: otto http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8889 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:32:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8889 Salmon, next time don’t beat about the bush and tell us how you really feel.

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By: Jack http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/comment-page-1/#comment-8888 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:25:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/ben-steins-sleazy-paymasters-cont/#comment-8888 CPM stands for ‘cost per thousand’.

That means that for every thousand people who view the ad, the website is paid $2000 or whatever.

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