Sunday, December 7, 2014

XII: California

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Welcome to December's Round Table Challenge.

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The RTC is a monthly source of blog-spiration.
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For this month's challenge, we've got a two-fer from LoF and One Spoony Bard.

Write about California and use this picture (The last trip).

Feel free to tweak, filter, and edit as you please
but please give credit to the original photographer, Marco-art.
Click the photo to see the source. Enjoy!

This Month's Roster:

¹ Late submission


  1. Here's my contribution. Cheers!

  2. here's mine!

  3. Here's my entry: Flight aversion.

  4. Here's mine: :-)




  7. Leaving my footprint.

  8. sana pwede pa ring sumali kahit late.


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    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) states: "Steer clear of multilevel marketing plans that pay commissions for recruiting new distributors. They're actually illegal pyramid schemes. Why is pyramiding dangerous? Because plans that pay commissions for recruiting new distributors inevitably collapse when no new distributors can be recruited. And when a plan collapses, most people—except perhaps those at the very top of the pyramid—end up empty-handed."[37]
    In a 2004 Staff Advisory letter to the Direct Selling Association, the FTC states:
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