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My Pictures

My attempts at restoring family and  my relative’s images that have been damaged over several years. I have used Adobe PhotoShop to the best of my ability in the restoration process.

These photos will not be indexed by Google as I intend to share these photos mainly with my family. However if you have any photographs that you would like me to restore to a better condition I will try my best to make this happen.

Thank you,

Michael

 

Dad

AuntU JeffE and RJeff & AuggieWhoAuggie33

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Auggie after

Scams False Claims

Scams False Claims

What is a scam?

Scam False claims

 

A fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt to obtain money or something else of value. Scams traditionally resided in confidence tricks, where an individual would misrepresent themselves as someone with skill or authority, i.e. a doctor, lawyer, investor. After the internet became widely used, new forms of scams emerged such as lottery scams, scam baiting, email spoofing, phishing, or request for help. These are considered to be email fraud. Also see phishing, scheme.

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  • Submitted: Wed, June 26, 2019
  • Updated: Thu, June 27, 2019
  • Reported By: Michael — Newmarket Ontario Canada
  • Brendan Mace. United States

I purchased the “Aurora Pro Program”, June 10/2019. The price initially started at $16.67. Being a resident of Canada after the monetary conversion it cost me 22.69 Canadian dollars, still not a bad deal for all the claims it made.

I spend a day going through the tutorials and realized, the only way this program would work is if I purchased the Pro version of this system.

This cost me an additional 89.59 Canadian dollars. I am now up to a total of 112.28. I am on a fixed income as I am disabled physically.

I am desperate to make this program work. I go over the videos again, pen and paper in hand taking down notes as I listen. An excellent presentation on how to make this program work, earn up to a 1,000.00 dollars a day by, Mr. Jono Armstrong. I commend you, sir.

There are trace amounts I have to still invest in this program. Instagram, Bitley, Pinterest, Incognito and other programs. After several attempts, I find out there is another upgrade to make this program easier to work with. Cost 197.00 plus dollars. Wow, this started at $16.67. Wait there is another upgrade more money, more money.

After two weeks of working on, “Aurora Pro”, I decide to contact the seller, a Mr. Paul Prissick. In establishing contact with Mr. Prissick, I was sent a reference to contact Mr. Brendan Mace. The genius behind the program. I have been trying to contact this gentleman for the past three days. Eventually turned out to be weeks.

My access to Mr. Paul Prissick does dot go through anymore. Microsoft is unable to make contact, and I get returned e-mails. Even more amazing is Mr. Prissick is trying to sell me another program.

Yes, I could unsubscribe from his e-mails, but until I choose the specific time I wish to keep this gentleman in my loop.

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Someone else’s review:

The frustration and the lack of communication leads me to do more investigating into  the Aurora Pro Program

Is it a scam…NO.

Feedback from people who have tried this Aurora Program… Generally Negative.

Name: Aurora Website URL: aurorasystem.net

Owners: Brendan Mace & Jono Armstrong

Launched in: May 2019 Price: $16.97 + up-sells.

Recommended? No

Mr. Mace, this was the most favorable review I could find for your, Aurora Pro Program.

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Further Communication with Mr. Mace

Michael Mortimer Mon 2019-06-24 1:38 AM

Dear Sir,

I purchased your Aurora Program for a total of 112.28 Canadian dollars on June 10/2019. For weeks I have listened to Mr. Armstrong, taking down notes and doing my best to make this program work for me.

I am writing to you in the hopes of you considering a complete refund of the monies I have spent. Mr. Mace, if I did not try my best, I will choke down my losses, and chart it down as a bad experience and a lesson learned the hard way.

The only way for this program to work is if I continue to purchase your up-sells. I do not have the money to do so. I do own my own website, but it does not make up to 1,000.00 dollars a day, not even close.

I am hoping you will stick to your 30-day refund policy, Mr. Mace.

To make sure it was not just me having problems with your program, I started to research your program. Further to this, I posted an article on my site in order to get some feedback.

The replies I got were numerous and can be made available to you or anyone else. I do save my messages on a USB stick, and a separate folder on my computer.

There were articles about you using the profits you make, to feed children in Indonesia. I found that very noble of you. If I was not in the financial state I am in, I would gladly be a part of this charity. I may not choose the same country though.

I am writing this letter to you with respect. I hope you will respect me in the same way, and provide me with a full refund.

Thank you,

Michael

What would this program really cost the average person?

Looking at the prices you have listed the total cost to make this program work would be $585.97 and then, I have to look at the conversion to Canadian dollars.

It is at this point that I decided to exercise my right to the 30-day money-back guarantee.
Perhaps the program is not a “Scam” but the money-back guarantee does border on being a false sense of security, at this point, I am within my legal rights to call it a false claim.

For the past week, I have been sending numerous letters to Mr. Mace and Warrior Plus, all of them have been ignored. I apologize Warrior Plus did reply to me.

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More Communication: Michael Mortimer Wed 2019-06-26 3:20 AM

Hi Mr. Mace,

How are you today Sir? Hope all is well.

Alright, to the matter at hand. Your claim in offering a refund to any of your customers who purchased a product from you that did not stand up to it’s claim. I am finding out the hard way this is not, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Being in this business for the time you have, I really did not expect the problems in resolving this situation.

By the way, how does this salesman, Mr. Paul Prissick fit in? My gosh, he is still trying to sell me more stuff.

Yes, I could click on the unsubscribe button and, “Pooff” he would be gone. I think I will keep him around for a bit though.

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Comments from my followers:

I’ve seen the name Brendan Mace in several low-quality programs. I’d say beware of him. Sorry to hear that happened. I’m glad you rebounded and you have restored confidence in the training.

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Since you’re not getting any response when asking for your refund, I’d go to Warrior Plus support.

Let them know that you’ve requested a refund within the money-back-guarantee time frame and it’s due to the product not producing the results claimed. Also, tell them that you are not getting any response back, and you’d like their help since the program is sold through their platform.

Another follower with a suggestion. Unfortunately not very effective. That’s OK. Oh, by the way, I just saw another program of yours.

Personal comment:

I loved the picture of you selling cookies for one cent. Yes, you were holding the banner while the lady with the cookies was sitting down in the background. I wonder what the upsells would be to get one cookie. I am sure the cost of the banner was really one cent.

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I bought a product for review and it was HORRIBLE and didn’t live up to its claims. When I contacted the owner (like Warrior Plus recommended), he didn’t respond to me. I went from there and went to Paypal and reported unethical activity.

Paypal ended up reversing the transaction. So if it doesn’t work out with contacting Warrior Plus, that’s another option.

Domenic

Yes, that was another one of your products. I do not want to bore you with too much writing. I am sure you are busy building other programs.

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I’ve had lots of complaints about Brendan mace and, Jono Armstrong on my site, yes about the never-ending spiral of up-sells but also about how rude they are to people.

Someone asked for a refund and Brendan said that since some of the money goes to charity work in Indonesia (I don’t know how true this is) that by asking for a refund they are ‘taking food out of poor children’s mouths’.

Very rude and obnoxious.

Simon

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It’s me again:

Mr. Armstrong’s tutorials were very insightful. I listened to him a few times over in fact. Though he was doing a splendid job. Anyway, I think that is plenty said for today.

Chances are you probably will not even read anything I wrote. Mr. Mace, I am just hoping this can be resolved soon, and these conversations remain between you and me.

If I need to continue asking politely and do not get any results, it would be a shame.

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June 26/2019

Just read an article about the Komodo dragons.

It never ceases to amaze me the greed of some people. There are no winners when greed is put into play. Only victims and the people that can live without a conscience.

Komodo Island, Indonesia

The World Animal Foundation estimated that there were only 6,000 wild Komodo’s left in 2019. After closure, the government will attempt to grow the endangered Komodo dragon population. There’s no news about when tourists will be allowed to return.

Komodo Island, famed for its Komodo dragon population, is closing its doors to tourists in January 2020.

The Indonesian island’s resident dragons are under threat of abduction. A dragon smuggling ring was recently busted for trying to sell 41 dragons for $35,000 each.

I am just wondering if the so-called Internet gurus are becoming an endangered species. Well, let’s hope so.

Mr. Mace, I hope at least you will make the effort to reply to my e-mails. This way I may be able to proceed accordingly.

Thank you,

Michael Mortimer

Sir, yes that is you, Mr. Mace.

Reading over my article I have noticed several redundancies. For this, I apologize. I hope you can deal with the repetition.

Most people join these programs because of the false promises made through what I call the bait low cost they see at first. My gosh, who would not want to spend, let us say twenty dollars to be guaranteed an income of a thousand dollars a month.

Step inside follow the instructions, spend time watching the tutorial videos, taking down notes not wanting to miss out on anything said.

This is the Aurora Pro Program:

The initial cost was to introduce you to the program. Then the costly options as you can clearly see.

Embarking on the Northern Lights Voyage, yes you are going for a trip for sure.

Filling the “Treasure Sack”. Stop for a moment here and ask yourself whose treasure sack. By the way was it not the “Pirates”, who coined that phrase.

Option #2 Cost 197.00 Convert to Canadian at today’s exchange rate  285.65

By the way, after you buy the bait there are three different options. Are they free? NO!!!

This is the way the program is set:

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Aurora system sales page

The real cost


Just like other WarriorPlus products, Aurora comes with up-sells that cost hundreds of dollars.

After buying the front end offer for $16.97 (as of this review), before getting access to the member’s area, you will be hit with these upgrades:

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Aurora system sales funnel
  • Upgrade #1 – Pro version ($67). This up-sell includes unlimited videos, unlimited Pinterest accounts and also gives you the chance to add Instagram, so you can reach more people from your target audience.
  • Upgrade #2 – Done-for-you auto webinars ($197). With this one you get 5 webinars with your affiliate links, so you have more affiliate offers to make money from.
  • Upgrade #3 – Limitless traffic ($197). This one is about getting your pixel on their sales pages to drive more traffic to your affiliate offers.
  • Upgrade #4 – License rights ($97). This up-sell gives you the right to sell Aurora as your own product and make 100% commissions.

I personally don’t like the fact that this system is being advertised as something that can make you money for only $16.97 since these up-sells are necessary to earn the kind of money they show you on the sales page.

Is this classified as a fraud? The answer is: NO!  Thanks to a team of lawyers you as a customer pay’s for

Is this very deceptive: Yes

The most immoral part of this program is the 30-day money-back guarantee.

I do own my own website mainly dealing with health issues, and making a better life for your self through proper nutrition, diet, dealing with depression, anxiety and stress. Yoga. meditation the uses of essential oils, benefits of certain herbal teas, herbs, spices. The best fruits you can eat to avoid certain health issues.

Water, what is best for you, the hazards of artificial sweeteners and several beneficial aspects to a better, healthier lifestyle.

The price to visit my site and extract information that may be beneficial to you is free.

Yes, I do have to have sales pages for products you may want to purchase at discounted prices and there are no up-sells. Vitamins, supplements, yoga equipment and whatever you may want to promote your health.

My greatest reward was building a site where I feel I may be able to help some. Visit me and say hi.

I also do promote a program called “The Wealthy Affiliate”. I am very proud to be a part of it. It is also free to try.

For me, this was not a get rich program. It provides me with all the tools I need to accomplish the thing I set myself to do. I have close to 12K followers, they are my friends. In times of need, they are there to support me and help me out. The support is 24/7.

OK, I will just leave you a link you decide. I will also leave you a link to my site, please feel to comment, perhaps offer me some suggestions on how I may be able to make things better.

Last of all please spend the time to research the programs you may want to join.

I thank you for reading my post and I wish you all a safe and healthy life.

My site if you so choose to visit is: https://www.empoweryourlifestyles.com

I can only wish you will check out this program.

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The Wealthy Affiliate Link.

Making money online. Supplementing your income. Websites and training provided.

To the readers who may read this. Please know, I am only seeking what has been guaranteed to me and anyone else who makes a choice that the “Aurora Pro Program” maybe for them. Then later on deciding, it has a very slim chance to work. Unless you are willing to purchase the up-sells.

You decide to act on the promised 30 day guarantee, but all of a sudden you are either denied or have a hard time communicating with the seller and have to go through all of this nonsense. Do not give up. Pursue what has been guaranteed to you.

There are a lot of avenues available to you. Be determined.

I wish you all success in whatever enterprise you choose to follow.

Comments are Always Welcome

Michael

Notre Dame Fire

Notre Dame Fire

Notre Dame Cathedral History

Notre Dame Fire

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The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most notable monuments in Paris (and in all of Europe for that matter). This Catholic treasure is over 800 years old, ( 856 at the time of the fire on April 15, 2018). Located on a small island called the “Ile de la Cite” in the middle of the River Seine.

The building of the cathedral was completed over the course of 200 years; it was started in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in 1345.

As is the case with most notable historical monuments, The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris has its own share of both the glorious and the tragic historical moments that will forever remain indelible in the mind of people everywhere. Among them is the crowning of Henry VI of England right inside the cathedral in 1431.

The Cathedral was at one time in a stage of total disrepair and close to the point of being demolished, but was later saved by Napoleon who himself was crowned Emperor in 1804 inside the Cathedral.

After restoring the Cathedral back to its formal beauty and in the midst of World War II, it was rumored that the German soldiers might destroy the newly installed stained-glass. It was therefore removed and only reinstalled again after the war had ended. The steps were taken because of only one particular archaeological glass window called the “Rose Window” which is supposed to be the biggest glass window in the world produced in the 13th century.

Discussing the history of the Notre Dame Cathedral Paris would not be complete without discussing the most famous story of the peasant girl, Joan of Arc, who is well documented in the history books of France. She was very brave and claimed that she had visions from God. This poor girl had spiritual and character richness even though she had no material goods.

Through her visions and courage, she helped France in the battles against the English troops. While using the wise military tactics of Joan of Arc, the well-known heroine, France won many fights against England. She also was a great supporter of the monarchy; she is indirectly the reason why Charles VII was crowned. However, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burundians’, accused of heresy and tragically, she was burned at the stake. On the 7th of July 1456, Joan of Arc was declared innocent and a martyr. In 1909, she was beatified in the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris by Pope Pius X.

Notre Dame Cathedral which can also be called “Our Lady” was still in use today by the Roman Catholic Church for Sunday mass and it is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris.

A notable and distinct historical artifact that is very popular today is the famous bell that has been redesigned to ring automatically. Any visitor to the bell tower should be prepared to climb the 140 steps staircase, if desirous of seeing the historical bell or have a glimpse of the city of Paris.

Also, inside the Notre Dame Cathedral, among so many historical artifacts, is the notable 17th-century organ with all of its parts still functional. There are also drawings, plans, and engravings that showed the old and hidden mysteries of several of the church developments and how the city of Paris came into being.

Notre Dame Cathedral Facts:

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            Spire

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Notre Dame is 130 meters long, 48 meters wide, 35 meters high. The rose windows have a diameter of 10 meters. The cathedrals pillars have a diameter of 5 meters.

The world-famous cathedral is referred to as Notre Dame de Paris (“Our Lady of Paris” in French), The Notre Dame Cathedral or sometimes just simple “Notre Dame”.

The twin towers go as high as 69 meters (387 steps). The south tower houses the 13 ton Emmanuel bell.

Facts About The Cathedral’s Damage and Restoration:

In its history, Notre Dame has endured destruction and subsequent restoration in many periods. However, much of the facade and interior still are true to the original designs. In the 16th century, both the Huguenots and the French king vandalized and changed a lot of the cathedral’s contents. A lot of the features on the cathedral’s exterior were removed because they were considered to be idolatrous, and tombs and stained-glass windows were destroyed in the name of modernization. The cathedral was converted into a storage warehouse for food, during the French Revolution, and the heads of many of Notre Dame’s statues were removed.

Between 1845 and 1870, the first attempt at restoration took place. A good portion of the previous century’s damage done to the cathedral was repaired, and new additions were built. Most recently, a new restoration program was started in 1991 and has gone on for 20 years with a focus on cleaning up facades and sculptures.

Facts About Notre Dame’s Organs and Bells:                                                                                                     Golden Bells                          Tea

 

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The many organs which were installed over the years after Notre Dame’s construction are a centerpiece of the cathedral and themselves worthy of a visit. And the cathedral’s bells are also some of the most famous in all of Europe. Of the five large bells that can be seen at Notre Dame, the one that is located in the South Tower, known as the “Bourdon Bell Emmanuel”, is the most prominent. It weighs over 13 tons. The other four bells are located in the North Tower. The cathedral’s bells were traditionally rung by hand, in the 20th century, electric motors were installed.

Respecting This Attraction:

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The Notre Dame Cathedral is not just one of the greatest Paris monuments. It is above all a catholic church, which is to say, it is a place of Christian worship and fervor.

The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. The innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, the enormous and colorful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration all set it apart from earlier Romanesque architecture.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 and largely completed by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. Soon after the publication of Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1831, popular interest in the building revived. A major restoration project supervised by, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began in 1845 and continued for twenty-five years. Beginning in 1963, the facade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original color. Another campaign for cleaning and restoration was carried out from 1991–2000.

Visited by approximately 12 million people, yearly, it thus being the most visited monument in Paris. Relics believed to be a piece of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, as well as the Crown of Thorns he wore, have been kept at the cathedral for centuries. The braided circle held together by a golden thread has about 70 or so thorns attached. The relics were obtained from the Byzantine Empire in 1238 and brought to Paris by King Louis IX.

On 15 April 2019, the cathedral caught fire, suffering significant damage, including the collapse of the entire roof, the main spire and substantial damage to the rose windows.

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News:

A structure fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on 15 April 2019, just before 18:20 CEST. Dates: Apr. 15, 2019 – Apr. 16, 2019

The cathedral’s famous 18th-century organ that boasts more than 8,000 pipes also survived.

PARIS — The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument’s “most precious treasures,” including the relic revered as Jesus’ Crown of Thorns, officials said Tuesday.

Late Monday evening, the Paris Fire Brigade reported that they were able to save the cathedral’s stone structure, including the facade, the two, 226-foot twin bell towers, and the largest bell of the cathedral from the south tower. The North tower was completed in 1240, the South tower in 1250. Notre Dame is also famous for its trio of round stained-glass windows dating to the 13th century that sits over the three main portals. The Archbishop of Paris said that all three appear not to be damaged, according to CNN.

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