Sunday, June 10, 2007

Name the Casey Animal Game

My sister lives in Australia. That means we occassionaly drop an earth cycle and call each other at odd hours. "Oh, I thought it was 2 in the afternoon. Sorry." Well anyway I told her about EN and IAFF and of course our own little Snowflake. In her honor this morning's name the Casey Animal Game is limited to Oceana natives only. First off the kangaroo. Kinda cute but get near their built-in murse and they'll turn on you. There's the koala, slow moving story, does the same thing over and over, not very adaptable, sleeps a lot and because of all this an endangered species. Third candidate is the Budgie. Flighty, empty head, poops on everything. You get the drill. Anyway I think I have the game won even before it starts. The Tasmanian Tiger. Small almost weaselike it has a murse pouch and was once thought to be extinct then not, then again. Not much truth is known but the myths are incredible. There are even rumors that they've been bred/ressurected and are being secretly held in an undisclosed location writing a book about the how it was done. Too far fetched anyone?

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LittleWEEWEE said...

MURST

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

OT and FIRST!!!!!!

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Annie said...

Finally



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Annie said...

What The F#*%?????

I thought I was first.

littleWEEWEE said...

Sorry Annie!!! I'm so little I snuck right in!

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

WEE WEE have a Tie, So I claim FURST BITCHEZ!
te he

LittleWEEWEE said...

Ugh, FMW - no respect for us little guys! But ok!

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

I posted this animal Picture at IAFF, just for fun.
____________________________

@ Casey,
Here is a Pic of a Real Bird Dog for you.

Rob Dawg said...

I gotta tell you this is the WURST. 7 posts and not a single cute little animal suggestion.

PMSPMS™©® said...

Rob - your sister didn't mention the wombat? It eats roots shoots and leaves?

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

I posted an animal picture. Maybe that is Casey's mail man, but it is not that much ot.
Well, maybe, close only counts in horse shoes.
Sorry Dawg. ):
gtg, pool and sun calling me.

Rob Dawg said...

How about that destructive cane toad?

FMW, I'm off to Disneyland myself. Your post passed mine in the ether. Good job.

Mort said...

I've been waiting for this one. KC is a wombat

...Its primary defence is its toughened rear hide with most of the posterior made of cartilage which, combined with its lack of a meaningful tail, presents a difficult-to-bite target to any enemy who follows the wombat into its tunnel. One naturalist commented, that a predator biting into a wombat's rear would find it "comparable to the business end of a toilet brush".

LittleWEEWEE said...

Alright - now I feel bad for being WURST - my offering is thus:

Often referred to as a Moloch (another name for Devil), the Thorny Devil is a slow moving harmless reptile. When it walks it lifts its tail moving slowly and jerkily. When frightened, it tucks its head between its front legs which shows a false head or knob on its neck in the place where its normal head would be. It has a jerky movement which may imitate a leaf, and it often "freezes" in mid stride.

And the most Casey-like feature of all - The ability to puff themselves up to make themselves appear larger.

Their main predators are man (originally just Aborigines) and bustards (bird)

Watch out Casey - here comes a hummingbird to get you!

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Not very Cute, but I CAN NOT help myself,
sorry sputnik.
pfft.

Disclaimer, I am not saying Casey is an Australian feral Cat, either. Just postin.
____________________

This tree just out of Williams Creek bears, the carcasses of feral cats. They escape into the outback and feed on Australian Marsupials and are causing the destruction of entire species. The Farmers and Army uses ferals for target practice. This tree is obviously a reminder to city folk about what a nuisance unwanted pets can become.

Caution; Image is Disturbing, especially to cats.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Oh, Thank you. I am glad you liked the Bird Dog, cuz he is not from Australia either.

te he

Have fun with da' mouse today.
(-:

Benoit™ said...

Need to go down a few notches on the complexity level to find the organism most like Casey.

A virus. One that you think you've eradicated but then pops up a few days or weeks later to infect everyone again. Promises of a "cure" (i.e. quarantining the virus so it can't do any more harm) have been repeated for months now, yet the virus just keeps on going...

lurker said...

I have been unable to find a good Casey animal. Most of the animals that come close (slow, sleeps during the day, etc) are willing to eat a bug.

Sprezzatura said...

Casey is a three-toed sloth.

Lazy, nocturnal, passive, and stupid.

Casey Fannnnn said...

Dung beetle!

Mort said...

Hey a wombat is lazy, very lazy. Wombat, wombat, wombat!

Lost Cause said...

It's a Budgie.

The Dude said...

Lurker,

Yeah, all the good ones will eat a bug. I'm betting, before this is all over with, Snowflake will be desperate enough to hold a Bug-a-thon.

Let's put a "Menu" together so we can pick and choose which bug for how much.
I'm all in for the tab.
He can say, on camera:
"This roach is for Haterz(tm)____".
"This spider is for Hatez(tm)____".

Just imagine the hits he'll get for the event....sweet! My only question, for the legal beagle Hatez(tm), is if this will conflict with the sweet deal he cut with the Stygian Witches in AZ?

....and we can trademark "Bug Eaterz"

Mort said...

How about an albino boa constrictor? Except KC squeezes all the equity out of houses and doesn't eat meat. I guess that one's no good.

Mort said...

How about an albino vegan wombat that leverages its hole for some sweet cash back?

Benoit™ said...

Just written by me at Caseypedia's entry for SLCRE --

In early June 2007, Swaby removed the "award-winning" claim, in favor of touting the blog as "nationally recognized". This would make SLCRE unique among blogs as the only nationally recognized blog that receives an average of 1 comment every five threads. In an attempt to back up the new claim, Swaby performed a detailed statistical analysis by checking the two computers in his home -- one of them had SLCRE open at the time, so Swaby extrapolated that roughly 50% of the nation was viewing SLCRE at any given time. Ironically, the blog is known (and generally vilified) by Haterz™ who do, in fact, live throughout the country, somewhat supporting the claim in some people's view.

Swaby has not commented on why the award his blog supposedly won was taken away.


;-)

The Dude said...

Swaby has not commented on why the award his blog supposedly won was taken away.

Koi Code Violation

DogU4ic said...

(Formerly, LMP)

Ok, Rob, I’ll take a stab at this...

Dingo (Canis lupus dingo – Wild Dog)

Golden-orange in color and sometimes a darker shade of brown, Dingoes roam great distances aimlessly – lacking clear direction. Smaller than a wolf without the reasoning skills of Canis Lupis (wolf) a Dingo will sustains itself on small-time kills such as rodents, lizards, and bugs and will eat fruits and plants (although wheatgrass is unconfirmed). They are opportunistic carnivores, lazy for the tough kill, opting to scavenge rather than work for a meal.

It is strong-willed and often indifferent to traditional pack behavior and associations, with a corresponding short life expectancy. Dingoes breed once per year, if at all, and can be found at both high as well as low elevations -- seemingly compelled by strange forces.

Although companions to Australia’s Indigenous Aborigines peoples around 50,000 years ago, the Dingo is believed to be an immigrant originally brought the island nation by Austronesian traders.

MaxedOutMama said...

Casey is OBVIOUSLY a platypus:
"The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed mammal baffled naturalists when it was first discovered, with some considering it an elaborate fraud. It is one of the few venomous mammals; the male Platypus has a spur on the hind foot which delivers a poison capable of causing severe pain to humans."

Stephanie J. said...

Greetings all @ "ExÜber Nation"

I don't think Casey is any form of mammal. I think it's insulting to all mammalia if we classify him as even the most apathetic creatures--because even they manage to survive on their own. I think we should refer to the insects to find a Casey.

I'm thinking a tick. A parasite that manages to subsist entirely on the lifeblood of others, and offers nothing in return (except maybe transmitting disease).

MaxedOutMama said...

More on the problems of the platypus discovery (Haterz abounded):
"When the Platypus was first discovered by Europeans in the late 1700s, a pelt and sketch were sent back to the United Kingdom by Captain John Hunter, the second Governor of New South Wales.[4] The British scientists were at first convinced that the odd collection of physical attributes must have been a hoax.[3] George Shaw, who produced the first description of the animal in the Naturalist's Miscellany in 1799 stated that it was impossible not to entertain doubts as to its genuine nature, and Robert Knox believed it may have been produced by some Asian taxidermist.[5] It was thought that somebody had sewn a duck's beak onto the body of a beaver-like animal. Shaw even took a pair of scissors to the dried skin to check for stitches.[3]"

Stephanie, I much resent the insult to ticks everywhere. They are honest blood-suckers of the arachnidae, and do not deserve to be conflated with the Caseypus.

mejustme said...

A baby ate my dingo.

MaxedOutMama said...

The Caseypus burrows into banks and becomes alert at night:
"The Platypus is generally regarded as nocturnal and crepuscular, but individuals are also active during the day, particularly when the sky is overcast.[26][27] Its habitat bridges rivers and the riparian zone for both a food supply of prey species and banks where it can dig resting and nesting burrows.[27]?

MaxedOutMama said...

No one knows how sex is determined in the platypus due to its odd DNA:
"In 2004, researchers at the Australian National University discovered the Platypus has ten sex chromosomes, compared to two (XY) found in most other mammals (for instance, a male Platypus is always XYXYXYXYXY). Furthermore, one of the Platypus' Y chromosomes shares genes with the ZZ/ZW sex chromosomes found in birds. This news further pronounced the individuality of the Platypus in the animal kingdom.[43] However it lacks the mammalian sex-determining gene SRY, meaning that the process of sex determination in the Platypus remains unknown.[44]"

Anonymous said...

I may be a hater, but I do admit Casey's site was once entertaining to visit. But so far, this decision to come back is looking like a big mistake... his blog stinks.

0 Comment Swabby said...

Seritonis Douchous Bloggapuss

Wagging my finger at the "older" haterz said...

Is there anything to you haterz besides Casey? C'mon, you gotta be kidding me. Most of you are over the hill losers anyway. But to beat up on a 24 year old kid??? C'mon. Too easy. Try picking on someone your own size...errrrr age for a change.

Uzbecki Durak said...

I don't pick on KC any more - he's gotten too friggen dull.

Jumped the shark, failed forward, got the t-shirt.

TK said...

Dawg,

This might warrant a new thread but do you get the idea that these business writers might be feeling the pinch a little bit? I mean "Wannabe Home buyers?" WT Flaming F?

Pardon the non clickiness I don't have time to figure that html crap out again.

http://tinyurl.com/28bv3r

Uzbecki Durak said...

"Wow, CRAZY things have been going on - sure wish I could tell you!"

Yeah, casey, sure, whatever...

Get back to us when the divorce papers are filed.

Stephanie J. said...

Can someone help me unglue my lips off Rob Dawgs ass. I need them to spout some more boring Casey rhetoric, now that he is back. Oh I need a like *sigh*

Nigel's Guest Blogger said...

If you're looking for closure on the Serin Saga... I just got back from the future and have a brief report posted. Nap time now.

0 Comment Swabby said...

@ At 11:29 AM, Wagging my finger at the "older" haterz:

It's kind of an honor for us Haterz to have Haterz of our own. If you know of any old dudes who are blogging about their felonies (besides Nigel- we are aware of him), please let us know and we will consider discussing them.

-Thanks

Mort said...

A semi-vegan wombatypuss?

Stephanie J. said...

Yeh I know, I know, I got them floating eyez and that boob pic on my blog and ofcourse me funky toes pic. Got u boys drooling a bit huh?But is that me? Wanna know? If I get enough requests for a full pic, maybe I'll put one up. What I really want is some of that Casey ;-)I need a life. *sigh*

The Dude said...

"Try picking on someone your own size...errrrr age for a change."

You're right....What was I thinkin? I sincerely apologize for beating up on the boy.

Now, can you carry your sorry ass back and get him to eat a bug? 30 bucks for a roach and a spider gets him 40.

Flailing groupie said...

Flailing, I want to see more of what you have to say on things non-casey or non-nigel on YOUR blog.
You rock l...l (rock on sign)

Urgh... said...

Nigel's guest blogger, how sad. You have to advertise on another blog for people to even bother looking at your tiresome blog. Even then, only 1 or 2 people comment. Poor you, no recognition for your tiresome efforts. Don't blame anyone. You're the one with the sorry life. You should have jumped that day. Now we gotta put up with your pathetic ass. urgh. You make me sick. *throws up a little in my throat*

Hey you... said...

Drunkass Dawg ballz,

I dare you to put up a posts for a week that are not related to IAFF(much going on in urban planning besides Casey you know?). Lets see if you will get much interest in the bullshit you're selling without every other comment being about Casey. You're washed out man. You're using that kid to bring in an audience. Be a man and own up to your trickery. Even you must feel pretty insignificant. The only time anyone pays attention to you is when you're bashing on a 24 year old kid. C'mon man. How about when your seven year old is 24, lets see if the lil runt can handle the pressure half as much as Casey has. He is a kid for goodness sake. Go tell on him to his mom and dad if you want. Sheeeeeeeeeze

TV Rots Your Brain said...

How come no one has suggested Casey's power animal is the dodo? You know as in not too bright & extinct?

Effing Back Stabbers said...

@ LossMitPro

I am not a Casey hater or a supporter. I just find the whole story about Casey amusing on both sides. However, when it comes to Duane and you Mark, it is just plain unfortunate how you guys stabbed that poor kid in the back.

How can we think of you as a "reputable" business after your behavior of the last few days. Is this what you do to your "clients" when you reach a road block in your business affairs? You are in possession of "sensitive" information regarding Casey that you dangle in from of his crtics, even his worse kind of critics, the type aptly labelled "haterz." Casey has not made mention of his dealings with you. Quite mature, don't you think?

I am happy that we know your real name Mark, so that way we can steer clear of you. You may not want my individual business, but when the book is relesaed, the world will really know your true character. Shut up and go away please, you have done enough damage. Or is that your intent. A "dawg" in sheep's clothing all along me thinx.

A word to the wise in your new found home on EN (the dawg pound for strays like yourself), "when you lay down with dawgs, you wake up with fleas"

Nigel "Internationally Known on the Microphone" Swaby said...

Just so everybody knows, that was me at 12:24, 12:35, and 12:57. I hate Rob Dawg because he actually IS nationally known.

Anonymous said...

@Hey you ...

24 years old is way WAY past being a kid. Just how far do you plan on taking this infantilization? How long until you consider Casey an adult?

Not Nigel said...

You guys ARE taking all of this a little too far. Paris' story is even more interesting at this point. Hate on her a sec. ihatecaseyserin is getting boring. (yawn)

TK said...

A good old fashioned Serin Apologist. Who knew those existed anymore. Is that Mocha?

Listen, I don't care if Dawg can post non-Casey related shit for a week or not, it's humorous as hell. And it isn't because we don't have lives, it's just a fun story that never dies. I will not leave the fucking kid alone because he's a tool.

ENer said...

yeh I agree, he is a kid and most of us are adults. we do it online because it would be outrageous to do it in real life. I agree, I'm a coward. He is such an easy target though. No escuse, because I know he is a kid. 24? I did a bunch of lame stuff by the time I was 24. If I told the world, I bet I would be getting a lashing too. Hey he IS a kid, that is why he even told the waorld. OMG, THIS IS A KID! Shame on me, but what else do you want me to do??? I hate my wife, my job sucks, my kids are losers, I have no friends except other losers online. Maybe I'll go shave my dawg ballz, that'll help me pass some time away. Woooooooooo hooooooooo...but I still hate Casey!

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Casey is the one that went public and his age is no excuse for lying, and making excuses for lying after admitting to lying, to get money!
A little kid knows the difference between lets pretend and the truth.
A child knows the difference between a secret (most peoples financial lives, maybe?) and not a secret.
nuff said, Alpha Dawg and LMP do not need a monkey to defend their homor.
Signed,
Dr. Laura

Nigel Swaby said...

Listen I don't like that the story is dead and you bastards still care about Casey. I mean come on, what's an award-winning, nationally-recognized, pool having, koi-pond-loving, aspiring web journalist to do if people won't pay attention to him? I know! Get misquoted in USA Today. I mean I knew that PR Newswire release would pay dividends one day, but who knew it would make me nationally recognized! And misquote me. Well they didn't really misquote me per se, but they did make me look like a bufoon! So pay some attention to me you dumb bastard ENers.

flailing forward said...

Poor Casey. And poor Paris. If only we had coddled them more, they might have had a fighting chance. But no, those meanie laws had to go and apply to them just like any other citizens. Laws are such haterz. It's not fair! Casey and Paris are special!

Benoit™ said...

He is a kid for goodness sake.

In most areas of the world, including Sacramento, 24 years old is considered an adult, both within society and by definition of the law.

Casey turns 25 in exactly 3 months.

I'm curious as to when you think he becomes a responsible adult. At 30? 50? Never??

flailing forward said...

@ 1:33 ENer
Since Casey is still a juvenile and not responsible for his actions, why don't you man up and cover his losses for him since he's pulling on your heartstrings. Or at least loan him some money to launch his comeback.

If you and all of the other supporterz would put your money where your mouths are (firmly attached to Casey's sphincter), he would be well on his way to financial freedom by now. You people really are a bunch of insensitive jerks. You say Casey deserves another chance, yet you won't give him one. And you call yourself a supporterz.

Not Nigel said...

Poor Scooter Libby, he's just a kid.

IAFF Newbie said...

I am a newbie to IAFF. I am actually facing foreclosure and found it on google. Then I followed the trails to the haterz. IAFF is interesting and it is a bit helpful too. But, for you "haterz" that are 30, 40, 50 or 60 something, shame on you for spending so much time on watching this 20 something guy fall on his face.(EARLY 20 something at that). The major players seem to belong to the blogoshere in general. You mean you have nothing interesting to blog about yourself except the mishaps of this 24 year old. As someone facing forclosure, I look on his sight as WHAT NOT TO DO. He has good intensions, alerting others not to make the same mistakes as he made. He got plenty of advice I see, but are you people RE professionals? Why did you not put your money where your mouth is and fly out there, SHOW him your credentials and help him if you are so inclined. I myself will not jump on any ideas I have seen here from comments without first checking them out with a "professional." Who are you people? The profile on your blogs don't say much. At least I know who Casey Serin is and how to reach him. Like some other commenter said, if we would all do "tell all" blogs on ourselves, I wonder if we could take the negativity the way this guy has. He is a strong guy, stronger than me that is 40 something.

Casey, young man, you made mistakes, you are a "man" in my eyes for trying to rectify things instead of crawling under a rock. Good luck to you. Thank you for telling your story so candidly, I appreciate your honesty. Don't mind the middle aged angry people. A lot of it is misplaced agression at sagging breasts, beer guts and balding.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAH
CASEYS ALTAR EGO COULD BE THIS STRIPPER.
HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAH




'Straw buyer' deals fuel tidal wave of foreclosures

She was 22 and tired of exotic dancing for a living. So Irene Thomas bet her future on real estate, hoping that becoming a landlord would be her first step toward exiting the stage.

With the help of Universal Mortgage Inc., a brokerage company in Brooklyn Park, Thomas signed the papers to buy a house early last year. And she kept signing. And signing.

In 90 days, with none of her money down, Thomas had $2.4 million in debt and 10 houses in her name, most in north Minneapolis. Nine belonged to officials of Universal, the same company that handled the transactions for her.

Less than 18 months later, Thomas was losing every property to foreclosure after the monthly payments weren't made. Her credit ruined, she now says she was duped by a group of real estate insiders who sold houses at inflated prices.

The practice is so commonplace that real estate experts say it is helping fuel the nation's foreclosure epidemic, which is destabilizing neighborhoods as home after home is lost to banks and other lenders.

Credit to Keith @ Housing Panic.

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1236301.html

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0 Comment Swaby said...

@ IAFF Newbie:

Congratulations on losing your home!

There are a couple of great sites out there that are far more helpful for someone in your situation. Please try the following:

payyourfuckingmortgage.com
getajob.net
quittrollingandwork.us

I hope you find them helpful

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Dear Noob,
I can only speak for myself, and my profile is posted.
I am a bubble blogger and have been since Oct. 2005, when I realized the housing market had become a scam, ponzi and speculators, like KC were destroying my HOME TOWN.
I believe, Anyone in the Real Estate Industry, starting with the FLIPTARDS (KC) from the Insurance company's to the Mortgage Sales people and yes, EVEN the LICENSED PROFESSIONALS, including Title Company and Real Estate Clerks are 90% liars and theives, IN MY PERSONAL OPINION and FROM MY experience.
Didn't these people "get you into your home" and now you want to go spend MORE MONEY to hire them?
Hire a competent attorney to protect your interests form them, but I am not telling you what to do.
Buyer beware.
You would be better off hiring LMP.
OMG, Casey chose to put him self out there, just like Nige Poo.
There aren't you glad you asked?
Have a nice day.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

and ditto LOL @ 0 Comment Swaby said...

Roberto CULOsaki said...

Anyone notice Casey is doing a great Peter Tork from the Monkees impression?

http://members.fortunecity.com/monkeejunkee/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/peter-magcover.jpg

Dear nautious FMW said...

@ FMW

Exactly where do you fit in here. You are too eager to belong. Kissing ass both at EN and IAFF and everywhere in between. Start a blog already will you! Here are a few questions for you to ponder:

1. Size 24 right?
2. How can you reach your monkey
parts when you bathe?( You must
not because I can smell you
through the screen)
3. Where is your baby daddy? (oh
sorry, that was the one night
stand with your greasy landlord
when you could not pay the rent)
4. Looking for love in the "dawg
pound" are ya. (One dead beat
dawg in your life was not
torture enough. masochistic
biatch, you like pain)
dontcha)
Start the blog and I will continue your "interrogation" ;-)

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Thats funny roberto, but you are showing your age. We shall be eternally young here at EN.
te he

Anonymous said...

I love the obviously "unmoderated" posts here on EN today. Haterz getting a taste of their own medicine and not handling it well. (LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL) I hope Rob Dawg does not delete these posts. It is nice to see both sides of the story. Not just a one sided haterz view. By the way I am NO Casey supporter, just an average lurker enjoying the show.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Eat a Bug Troll.

R-Boy said...

Rob

Im cracking up over here. Excellent post, love the many layers of goodness

and and anony above, i dont even notice the trolls here. But then again, im busy chasing a kangaroo

Miguel said...

I only notice the trolls if they:

1) Post something really startlingly original;
2) Back up their claims with independently checkable and irrefutable evidence.

But since this hardly ever happens, they're easy enough to tune out.

lurker said...

Welcome Troll,

Right now you think you are big stuff. A brave, if anonymous, defender of Casey's Honor. Many of us thought we could help him as well. But Casey Hate is an irresistable force and soon you will be overpowered. Even now you are in its grasp. You are already making more comments on EN than on IAFF. Soon you will belong to the dark side.

Again I say welcome Troll, your training is almost complete.

lurker said...

P.S. Troll

If you could eat a bug before you succumb to the Haterz, we would really appreciate it

Thanks

Lost Cause said...

Poor Scooter Libby, he's just a kid.

You have got to wonder about a guy named Irving, who prefers to go by Scooter.

Back to topic -- I once had a dog who liked to do the Scooter thing, all over the living room rug on his butt.

flailing forward said...

@ IAFF Newbie
Damn dood, you really are a noob. And there is nothing balding about my sagging breasts.

If you want to put your newfound hero to the test, plop 1000 bucks down into his paypal account and see how far that gets him down the road to success.

Akatsukami said...

@IAFF Newbie:

"Casey, young man, you made mistakes, you are a "man" in my eyes for trying to rectify things instead of crawling under a rock."

But Serin has never tried to rectify things; indeed, the principal reason for the deep hatred of all things Serin is that he has spent the past nine months detailing how he ignores his obligations (emotional and moral as well as financial) and scams everyone -- family, friends, "business" associates, and casual passers-by -- into supporting his unearned and undeserved life-style.

Are you as stupid as he, or as dishonest as he?

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

@ Alpha Dawg and all,

Thanks for letting me come here to kiss up and get dates. My Friday nights are so empty now with out the fraud cast. Thank God for BEER!

I am really happy you all let me blog here, cuz I don't want my own blog.

Too busy with my full time
looser (TM) W2 job, 2 minature doodles (doxie poos?), 16 year old genius child of a millionaire, three start up companies plus walking my 10,000 steps a day, to keep my 19% BMI from getting out of control and keeping my tan.

It really feels so good to be famous on the net. I really would have no life with out EN and IAFF.

te he

The Dude said...

30 Bucks...that's three zero dollars for a roach and a spider gets you 40. You'll not find a better deal on the net!
The cash will be on it's way as soon as the crunched up bug guts are sliding down your gullet.

Be a man and eat a bug.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

PS, I really like looking at all of the pictures.

flailing forward said...

@ lost cause
There are a lot more reasons to wonder about Libby. Thanks to Akubi's Six Degrees post, I learned about Scooter's formidable writing skills (from from Wikipedia):
"In 1996 Libby published a novel entitled The Apprentice. It concerns a group of travelers stranded in northern Japan in the winter of 1903 during a smallpox epidemic. After Libby's grand jury indictment, his publisher (St. Martin's Press [Griffin]) reprinted the novel, described as "an everyday tale of bestiality and paedophilia in 1903 Japan...[and] packed with sexual perversion, dwelling on prepubescent girls and their training as prostitutes": "One passage describes a girl being thrown into a cage 'with a bear trained to couple with young girls so the girls would be frigid and not fall in love with their patrons....They fed her through the bars and aroused the bear with a stick when it seemed to lose interest. Groups of men paid to watch.'"

Also, for more Republican pundit fun, Bill O'Reilly can satisfy a lady with falafel.

Mort said...

Ha! You guys are playing with the N00B as if he/she/it were a real person. It is probably KC or Nigel you nincompoops. FMW, don't listen to that greasy fingered little prick that's hassling you either. Peace out. Let the hate continue unabated.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

@ FF,
O'Reilly is a Tool. And that public document was a great find.
I used to really like falafels.
ROTFLMAO

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Hi Mort,
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hoo boy! Have you caught the post from Casey's "publisher"? Looks like he's going to try to be the next guru. Someone alert John Reed to get ready to update his ratings list!

Miguel said...

I couldn't help noticing that over the course of a LOOOOOOONG post, the publisher point-blank failed to answer the one question that really matters...

...which is "who the hell are you?"

The Dude said...

"The Publisher" sounds a lot like a balding, nationally known blogger who has a pond with koi, a type of fish.

flailing forward said...

Even Nigel isn't that long-winded. Any boycotters want me to copy the post here? It's really really long, and all fluff.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

The Publisher posted at IAFF?
How can that be since he has been over here all afternoon?
te he

Akubi said...

Perhaps M. SINGH bought the rights and won the auction...

lurker said...

The publishers piece is junk, but when people refer to it, I tend to go back and read it. Therefore, it should be in some place that is not associated with IAFF.

They are definately trying to setup Casey as a Guru. Fortunately it depends on Casey marketing it. One of the key features of the book that the publisher is excited about is Casey's ability to steal millions without being prosecuted.

Galina,
If you are willing to allow this crap to continue, you are a whore and a criminal.

dripped said...

From the “Publisher” of Casey’s Foreclosure Book…

[Begin guest post from the “Publisher”]

Warning: this will be a lengthy post, but will answer many questions people are dying to know.

In light of Casey shutting down his blog, turning it back on, his last several posts and people’s comments, the need for many clarifications are apparent.

Casey had asked me to create a post, and then a post at least once per week leading up to the launch of his first book in a series.

I agreed on one condition.

The posts I create will be completely unedited. Why? I have a few “beefs” personally with Casey, while resolved behind the scenes, will help you (the readers of IAFF) get an insight to things happening in Casey’s life he hasn’t really discussed before, or has been very cryptic about, giving clues, but not really explaining.

First, who am I?

For the sake of this post, “The Publisher” will be referred to as “I, our, we, me”. On behalf of my company, I’ve been the main contact person with Casey and have spent the most time with him over the last two months, from finalizing our publishing agreement, to doing many hours of interviews with Casey creating content for the first book in a series.

Who we are is unimportant at this point, due to the fact we don’t want our office being hammered with phone calls and emails.

The views and actions expressed and taken by Casey are solely those of Casey. These views and actions by Casey do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the Publisher, its parent, affiliates or subsidiary companies. We are reporting on his experiences and turning those experiences into an information product series.

Our agreement with Casey is much deeper than merely a “book” or “publishing deal”. It’s a joint venture that encompasses an information product series, including: multiple books, home study courses, teleseminars, live events, workshops, speaking engagements, coaching and consulting programs, etc…

However, to keep it simple, we’ll refer to all of this as Casey’s “foreclosure book” or just “book”.

People will be absolutely blown away by all that has been going on behind the scenes!

And for the most part, Casey has been very tight-lipped in keeping certain behind the scene things under wraps. This has been a huge breakthrough for Casey in the sense that for those of you following the IAFF blog know that Casey can be unpredictable, speak his mind without thinking, and just off the wall crazy with his actions sometimes.
Reason for a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Casey

Speaking of those things, this is the specific reason we added a very “wordy” Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Casey, and drilled it home that he can not discuss anything pertaining to our publishing deal unless we agree to it. This only makes good business sense not to discuss every financial detail of your life, especially in a pubic forum.
Last Two Weeks of IAFF

When Casey says “some crazy things have been happenin’ lately”, that is a complete understatement!

To what led up to pulling the plug, what happened during the week the blog was down, to what Casey has been doing the last 72 hours, will completely make your head spin.

It made our head spin in disbelief. This stuff couldn’t be scripted even if we tried, as it is so off-the-wall, and could only happen in Casey’s world!

And yes, all these juicy details will be in the book. It will definitely make it even more compelling and informative.
Shutting down the blog

For personal reasons, Casey shut down the blog. It’s not my place to discuss these, and Casey will have to choose to discuss them publicly if he so chooses. The details will be in the book though.

From a business perspective, this had to be the worst move Casey could have made.

Why?

The previous week before Casey shut the blog down, he generated over $2200 in advertising revenue in one week with a little focused effort!

Actually, it was a lot more, because his affiliate revenue and another $500 advertiser weren’t counted in that total. So, the numbers were actually over $3500!

If you have to survive and pay basic “survival” living expenses, such as rent, food, utilities, insurance, gas for your car, internet connection, cell phone, etc., why on earth would you throw that away? You need to “survive” right?

It’s like saying, “Casey, here’s $50,000 in cash.” Then, he takes the money and literally starts crumpling up brand new crisp $100 bills and flushing them down the toilet over and over, until the pile of money is gone.

Who in their right mind would flush money down the drain when they desperately need it?!?!?!

Also, I had personally referred a $500 per month advertiser to Casey, then he shuts the IAFF blog down. How does that make me look to the person I had just referred to Casey only a week earlier?

My thoughts were:
“WTF?”
“Why did you shut the blog down abruptly?”
“What the hell is going on?”
“If you’re going to ruin your reputation, don’t ruin mine in the process!”
“You better refund that $500 to that advertiser immediately or else!”

Needless to say I was extremely upset with Casey initially, as well as many others, including the advertisers and you, the loyal readers of IAFF.

A blank website will cause you to loose your natural organic search engine rankings for all your keywords rather quickly. The longer the blog stays “empty” the worse it will affect all the hard work Casey put in the last nine months.

No traffic = no revenue.

Plus, one of the key components of what Casey was bringing to the table was the IamFacingForeclosure.com blog and community. There is tons of marketing leverage to having a built in audience and traffic to market a book effectively.

Contrary to what some people left in the comments under Casey’s 6/6/07 and 6/8/07, publishers typically don’t market your book for you. That is a common myth and assumption. They distribute it. Authors need to take marketing responsibility for their book to have more success. There are many “poor” best selling authors out there that made those same assumptions of publishers.

More on that below under “Interesting Statistics Surrounding Authors and Book Publishers”

However, in our agreement with Casey, he does have certain obligations he agreed to with marketing the book series, namely this blog.

Luckily the one week the blog was down didn’t seem to affect his search engine rankings much.
Refunding the Advertisers

According to Casey, he had refunded all advertising money shortly after shutting the blog down. He personally contacted them. Some advertisers only asked for a partial refund, others a full refund. He took care of everyone.

I know for a fact he refunded the $500 to the advertiser I referred to him, as that particular advertiser contacted me directly once they received the refund in full.
Is Casey W-2 Job Material Right Now?

Many people have commented and told Casey “Just get a job!”.

In my opinion, Casey is “unemployable” in a W-2 job, working for someone else, at this time in his life.

This is just my opinion, so let me explain.

Casey is a true Entrepreneur at heart. Business is in his blood. You can’t shut that drive off. Entrepreneurs typically don’t like working “for” others, except they do like working “with” others doing joint ventures and structuring deals.

Besides that, his credit is ruined. Any decent job he may be qualified for, and may go through several interviews to get, once they do the “formalities” of doing a background check, which always includes a credit check, most W-2 Employers won’t hire him.

They will see all of those foreclosures on his credit, and would probably not want to take the risk on Casey, because he looks unstable and “flaky”. W-2 Employers want star employees that are stable, honest, and trustworthy. Their “perception” of Casey will be the opposite.

If they Google his name, they will see all of this exposure, drama, and stories all over the Internet. Employers will not want this to creep into their workplace and have Casey be distracted from performing his job while he’s on their payroll.

Since Casey needs “money in hand” right now to survive, there will be a lengthy time frame before he would start work at a W-2 job.

Here’s a worse case scenario that would probably occur.

Casey is finally hired by someone. He starts work. Then, several of the true “haterz” of Casey, people that genuinely hate Casey with a passion, will find out where Casey works, and call his workplace obsessively to harass Casey and his Employer. Casey would then be fired, because it would drain time and energy from the Employers workplace.

Casey needs to “have money in hand” right now to survive.

He’s proven he can generate revenue from the blog with focused effort. That is just the start. There are so many other revenue streams that Casey will have by continuing to blog, and keeping IAFF going.

The more obstacles Casey self imposes on himself will only hinder his efforts in ultimately becoming successful, let alone having enough money to survive on in the short term, and being able to structure reasonable time frames to repay “every dirty penny” of his debt as he puts it.
Bringing Back the Blog

Casey stated in his 6/8/07 post that we “forced” him to turn the blog back on.

I say this may be 20% correct.

We definitely did not hold a gun to Casey’s head and tell him to turn the blog back on, however, we had to use some “leverage” points with Casey to bring him back to reality as it pertained to our agreement, regardless of personal issues he was having.

Although Casey did shut down the blog for personal reasons, “The dog ate my homework” excuse and other excuses like it, don’t hold water in the real world, especially with business agreements and financial loss/gain at stake for others involved.

Here’s how events happened between Casey and us after he pulled the plug on his blog late Wednesday evening 5/30/07.

My assistant called me to say Casey’s blog was “blank”, not offline, but “blank”. She has been on the blog almost daily, doing research on earlier posts, and pulling out other interesting things for the first book.
Dozens of Emails and Phone Calls go Unanswered

For the next several days, we tried getting a hold of Casey. Dozens of phone calls, voice messages, and emails went unanswered.

Over a four day period, our thoughts went from concern for Casey to being very aggravated, irritated, to down-right pissed off and insulted, big time!

All of a sudden, we felt we were being treated like one of Casey’s creditors, and totally ignored by him. From virtual daily contact with Casey for over two months, to nothing in over 4 days!
Assume the Worst

Not hearing from someone for that long, and under the circumstances, you start to assume the worst.

So, we had to do something to get Casey’s attention in an abrupt way. Just so he would at least contact us to let us know what was going on. In business, lack of communication is not good.

To be labeled a scapegoat by Casey as an excuse for him to turn the blog back on, so be it. We had to do what we had to do to protect our investment and hold Casey’s feet to the fire with honoring his end of our agreement.

Our position is the blog should have never been shut down in the first place.

Let’s face it.

80% of Casey needed / wanted to keep blogging due to the fact he needs money in hand right now to live on, and he knows it made him look even more unpredictable by abruptly shutting it down for personal reasons.

And, whether he likes to admit it or not, he misses ALL OF YOU guys and gals, the loyal readers of IamFacingForeclosure.com!

Casey needs to monetize all his hard work, sacrifice, and making himself a target for criticism, over the last nine months to even have a shot of getting himself out of a huge financial hole he dug for himself.

To pull the plug is complete insanity when you need to create stable income first, get your debts structured to repay, and ultimately achieve financial success. Strong financial legs to move forward.

Starting over and reinventing the wheel is not a smart choice.
Behind the Scenes in Casey’s Life

We have been privy to many details in Casey’s life he’s revealed only to a close few in his “inner circle” and some details he’s never shared with anyone.

These things were “leverage points” we had to use with Casey to point out what route we “could” take, but merely pointed these out to get Casey’s attention, as he ignored us for over 4 days. We had to assume the worst, and that Casey was flaking out on his publishing deal with us.

Relief came when Casey contacted us, and told us what really was happening, why he shut the blog down, and more importantly, how we could discuss how he could still hold up his end of the agreement.

To make changes to an agreement are simple, if two parties have open communication. Casey did fail to perform on several minor issues with our agreement that we let pass.

However, shutting down the blog was a huge issue we couldn’t let pass. It would severely affect the marketability of the complete info product series and plans over the next 12 months and beyond.
Agreements are Like Toilet Paper

Many people look at Casey as someone who is unable to keep agreements with anyone, even himself.

In fact, when you really look at it, unless there are things at risk, agreements are only worth the paper they are written on.

When entering into an agreement with someone, you have to be relatively certain the other party is able and willing to hold up their end of the bargain.

Our agreement with Casey is structured more like a joint venture. We both brought something of value to the table. A breakdown on one side, means failure for the complete project.

The agreement was very “wordy” and had clear cut consequences for lack of performance. We had to protect ourselves going in, due to Casey’s past experiences of saying one thing, then doing another.

Those days we didn’t hear from Casey really made us think “why did we get involved with Casey in the first place?”
Does Casey Care if Anyone Sues Him?

When you look at it, Casey’s credit is ruined. If a creditor tried to sue him, what would they really get?

Nothing! But, more headaches, aggravation, and lost money.

When pointed out to Casey in our seven page letter to him, reality sunk in, and he decided he really needed to honor his agreement with us, as it greatly benefits his financial situation.
Is Casey Really “Judgment Proof”?

Yes and no.

Having “insider information” into Casey’s life, allowed us to touch on some hot buttons that Casey’s creditors have no clue about.

I won’t go into detail here, as it would provide a roadmap for his creditors to follow.
Honoring business agreements: contractually, morally, and ethically

Most of that letter we sent Casey was pointing out things from a business perspective. It was done tactfully and professionally.

The main things we pointed out, regardless of things going on in his personal life, is you can’t tune people out, decide to walk away from obligations, and basically crap all over people and your commitments.

Also, Casey was two months into out agreement. A lot of time, money, and effort had been invested on both sides up to this point, not to mention the future revenue that would be shared in.

Too much to loose for Casey simply to walk away.

Again, no blog = no marketing leverage = little or no revenue for Casey or us!
Casey is Now Holding Up His End of the Deal

Casey has mended his actions with us, and is back on track to honoring his commitments with us. We’re not holding anything against Casey for doing what he did for personal reasons.

Several other people probably can’t say the same, as numerous people are probably not happy with Casey with agreements he broke with them, namely his creditors and others.

We are not forcing Casey to do anything. He realizes that it’s far easier to continue on with things already set in motion, that are near completion, rather than start something from scratch.

This is a very customized agreement that has many lucrative points for Casey.
Is Casey a Brand?

Whether people like it or not, Casey is a brand. He’s definitely unique. Whether you agree with him or his actions, his life and experiences are exceptionally compelling to follow.

Love him, or hate him, he’s a very entertaining guy. You never know what he will do or say next!

Eventually, Casey may have the notoriety of other bloggers like Perez Hilton, Shoe Money, Matt Cutts, or Darren Rowse, just to name a few.
Millionaires Have 5x as Many Failures for Each of Their Breakthrough Successes

Did you know that countless numbers of millionaires and other successful people have failed many more times than they have succeeded? There are many stories of successful people’s failures out there.

Casey is far from millionaire status at the moment, but well on his way if he does things correctly, and consistently, over the next 12 – 24 months to lay the proper groundwork that will allow him to accelerate to millionaire status at some point in the future.

That starts with consistently honoring commitments, building character, using leverage to create financially strong legs, and working on the highest revenue producing things possible.
Fail Fast!

At only 24, Casey is already on his way to success, because in real estate, there are countless mistakes he made, that he now knows what not to do, in order to avoid those mistakes next time.

Painful mistakes? Absolutely.
Embarrassing mistakes? No doubt.
Personal sacrifice? Yes.

However, there were several key things he did right. These got overshadowed by all the failures though.

His “failures” with loosing many of his properties provide quite a bit of experience (both good and bad) to share with others.
People Facing Foreclosure:
How Could Casey’s Experience Help You?

With many people having leveraged themselves into more house than they could afford, there is a huge wave of foreclosures on the horizon across the country.

Many people across the country took out interest only mortgages, or short term adjustable rate mortgages. They also took out 95% to 100% financing on those same properties.

More lenders will be going out of business, more people loosing their homes, more bankruptcy filings, etc.

Casey experienced this almost eight times with his properties. His experiences can help educate people on what to expect before, during, and after foreclosure, as fear of the unknown to most people causes a great deal of stress and worry.

By Casey educating people on the complete process, and assembling others that can help those facing foreclosure, this would provide tremendous value to these individuals.
Real Estate Investors, People Looking to Invest in Real Estate:
How Could Casey’s Experience Help You?

Whether you are a first time homeowner, want to get involved with real estate investing, or are a seasoned real estate investor, there is tremendous value in Casey’s experiences.

At 24, he purchased $2.2 MILLION in real estate in less than one year. That was eight properties.

Just knowing HOW he did that, especially at his age, is worth its weight in gold to real estate investors.

In addition, analyzing each of the eight deals in microscopic detail, provides a blueprint of what to do, and what not to do, when purchasing a home or investment property.

As an investor, or potential investor, you will make a lot more money knowing this information!
There are Many “Poor” Authors Out There

When most authors get a “book deal”, they are often elated.

Shortly after, assumptions are realized to be just that, assumed. Reality sinks in.

If an advance was received, if they were that lucky, often that is the only financial gain an author will see.

Authors assume their publisher will do all the marketing necessary to make the book a success. This is a complete myth. Authors must take responsibility for their own marketing.

Unless an author is a “big name” proven commodity or celebrity, publishers do very little in the way of marketing. They merely put it into their distribution channels.
Interesting Facts, Statistics, and Myths, Surrounding Authors and Publishers

Did you know…

* An average of 330 books are published each and every day of the year! That’s over 120,000 books published each year, not including all the other self-published books.
* Where do all of these books end up? Not being noticed that’s for sure!
* 1 in 50,000 books are ever considered a “great” success.
* A successful fiction book sells 5000 copies or more.
* A successful non-fiction book sells 7500 copies or more.
* Most published books never sell more than 100 copies in their lifetime!
* There are approximately:
6 large publishers (in New York)
400 medium-sized publishers
86,000 small/self-publishers
* 78% of all books published are from small independent publishers or are self published.
* Books are the new “business card” of this decade and beyond.
* Typically, you don’t make any money on the book itself, rather all the other ways the book will make you money through positioning and branding. Seminars, speaking engagements, home study courses, audio and cd programs, dvd’s, and other info products.
* Authors greatly enhance the success of the book by taking 100% responsibility for marketing their book. Of course, publishers like to take the credit, but it’s really the author’s personal marketing and publicity that is key in a successful selling book.

Successful Authors – Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield

Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield are two of the most successful authors of all time.

Their “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Book Series has more than 100 books published, and have sold more than 120 MILLION COPIES Worldwide, generating in excess of $100 MILLION DOLLARS in sales.

Walk into any Barnes and Noble or Borders Book Stores and you see giant sections dedicated to their successful book series.

How did they achieve their phenomenal success?

It all started with them taking responsibility for the marketing of their book series.

For two years, they committed to doing one radio interview every day of the week, and sent out five books a day to reviewers and other potential opinion molders, that would help to promote their book.

See page 19 - 20 of their book “The Power of Focus”

This is what built the solid foundation that leveraged the success of each of those 100+ “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books.

The authors took marketing responsibility for their book(s) and made a fortune in the process. Their publisher made a fortune also, but if Mark and Jack didn’t do all that leg work for the first two years, all involved would have made only a fraction of the revenue.
Eliminate Making “Weakening” Decisions

With Casey making continuous weakening decisions, such as avoiding agreements, obligations, ignoring people, say one thing-then do another, being inconsistent, this has already proven to be a recipe for disaster in all areas of his life.

Wasting time chasing every “opportunity” that comes his way, setting unrealistic expectations and goals, setting himself up for failure, were just some of the things that Casey kept doing over and over.

Some people would call it “spinning your wheels”.

By holding his feet to the fire, was helping him take the first step to take a stand, and break the cycle of wrong decisions that would keep him from spiraling downward even worse financially.
Time for Consistent “Strengthening” Decisions

For Casey to ultimately tell his “success story” or “comeback” in the near future, he has to start making consistent strengthening decisions that will make this possible.

One of Casey’s strengths, is he likes to “jump in”. In other words, he’s a doer. He may “fire” first, then “ready” and “aim” as he goes along (using the analogy of “ready, aim, fire”).

Most of you have heard of Mark Burnett, creator of many highly successful Reality TV Shows such as: Survivor and The Apprentice. He also wrote a book a few years ago titled “Jump In! – Even if You Don’t Know How to Swim”.

In his book forward, Mark says, “Always remember in order to succeed you must be willing to fail. I hope you always Jump In.”

Casey is definitely not afraid to jump in!

Casey also has a very thick skin to criticism, a high tolerance level to stress, and gets up and keeps moving forward no matter what. He has a tremendous drive for success, and is not afraid to fail.

These are all key attributes of a successful entrepreneur and business person.

Sure Casey has other areas to improve on, but he definitely has the

The key for Casey now is to focus on one highly leveraged thing, and ignore all the rest. Leverage that thing into the next, and so on. Create a cash cow to survive in the short term, and to have the finances to pay off his debts over a longer period of time.
Disclaimer

The views and actions expressed and taken by Casey are solely those of Casey. These views and actions by Casey do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the Publisher, its parent, affiliates or subsidiary companies. The reason for doing a publishing deal with Casey is that we are reporting on his experiences and turning those experiences into an information product series.
In Conclusion…

Casey is back, is honoring his agreement with us, and is well on his way to helping others, entertaining others, and improving his financial and personal life in the process.

Thanks for reading this rather lengthy post, and thank you Casey for allowing us to address these things to your readers directly and unedited.

“The Publisher”

P.S. In a few days you will be able to submit your questions, comments, and suggestions to us directly.

What is the biggest question you have for Casey that you’re just dying to know the answer to?

What do you want to see in Casey’s first book?

You can even be quoted in the book as “haterz” or as “supporterz”. There will be one chapter dedicated to both sides! Love him, or hate him, you have a chance to be quoted!

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

I predict said publisher/troll is nouveaux riche or one of the Kool aid, get really rich and hurry gurus.

Anonymous said...

LOOOOOONG publisher post, for those that want to avoid giving IAFF any hits:

June 10th, 2007 3:10 pm
From the “Publisher” of Casey’s Foreclosure Book…

[Begin guest post from the “Publisher”]

Warning: this will be a lengthy post, but will answer many questions people are dying to know.

In light of Casey shutting down his blog, turning it back on, his last several posts and people’s comments, the need for many clarifications are apparent.

Casey had asked me to create a post, and then a post at least once per week leading up to the launch of his first book in a series.

I agreed on one condition.

The posts I create will be completely unedited. Why? I have a few “beefs” personally with Casey, while resolved behind the scenes, will help you (the readers of IAFF) get an insight to things happening in Casey’s life he hasn’t really discussed before, or has been very cryptic about, giving clues, but not really explaining.

First, who am I?

For the sake of this post, “The Publisher” will be referred to as “I, our, we, me”. On behalf of my company, I’ve been the main contact person with Casey and have spent the most time with him over the last two months, from finalizing our publishing agreement, to doing many hours of interviews with Casey creating content for the first book in a series.

Who we are is unimportant at this point, due to the fact we don’t want our office being hammered with phone calls and emails.

The views and actions expressed and taken by Casey are solely those of Casey. These views and actions by Casey do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the Publisher, its parent, affiliates or subsidiary companies. We are reporting on his experiences and turning those experiences into an information product series.

Our agreement with Casey is much deeper than merely a “book” or “publishing deal”. It’s a joint venture that encompasses an information product series, including: multiple books, home study courses, teleseminars, live events, workshops, speaking engagements, coaching and consulting programs, etc…

However, to keep it simple, we’ll refer to all of this as Casey’s “foreclosure book” or just “book”.

People will be absolutely blown away by all that has been going on behind the scenes!

And for the most part, Casey has been very tight-lipped in keeping certain behind the scene things under wraps. This has been a huge breakthrough for Casey in the sense that for those of you following the IAFF blog know that Casey can be unpredictable, speak his mind without thinking, and just off the wall crazy with his actions sometimes.
Reason for a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Casey

Speaking of those things, this is the specific reason we added a very “wordy” Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Casey, and drilled it home that he can not discuss anything pertaining to our publishing deal unless we agree to it. This only makes good business sense not to discuss every financial detail of your life, especially in a pubic forum.
Last Two Weeks of IAFF

When Casey says “some crazy things have been happenin’ lately”, that is a complete understatement!

To what led up to pulling the plug, what happened during the week the blog was down, to what Casey has been doing the last 72 hours, will completely make your head spin.

It made our head spin in disbelief. This stuff couldn’t be scripted even if we tried, as it is so off-the-wall, and could only happen in Casey’s world!

And yes, all these juicy details will be in the book. It will definitely make it even more compelling and informative.
Shutting down the blog

For personal reasons, Casey shut down the blog. It’s not my place to discuss these, and Casey will have to choose to discuss them publicly if he so chooses. The details will be in the book though.

From a business perspective, this had to be the worst move Casey could have made.

Why?

The previous week before Casey shut the blog down, he generated over $2200 in advertising revenue in one week with a little focused effort!

Actually, it was a lot more, because his affiliate revenue and another $500 advertiser weren’t counted in that total. So, the numbers were actually over $3500!

If you have to survive and pay basic “survival” living expenses, such as rent, food, utilities, insurance, gas for your car, internet connection, cell phone, etc., why on earth would you throw that away? You need to “survive” right?

It’s like saying, “Casey, here’s $50,000 in cash.” Then, he takes the money and literally starts crumpling up brand new crisp $100 bills and flushing them down the toilet over and over, until the pile of money is gone.

Who in their right mind would flush money down the drain when they desperately need it?!?!?!

Also, I had personally referred a $500 per month advertiser to Casey, then he shuts the IAFF blog down. How does that make me look to the person I had just referred to Casey only a week earlier?

My thoughts were:
“WTF?”
“Why did you shut the blog down abruptly?”
“What the hell is going on?”
“If you’re going to ruin your reputation, don’t ruin mine in the process!”
“You better refund that $500 to that advertiser immediately or else!”

Needless to say I was extremely upset with Casey initially, as well as many others, including the advertisers and you, the loyal readers of IAFF.

A blank website will cause you to loose your natural organic search engine rankings for all your keywords rather quickly. The longer the blog stays “empty” the worse it will affect all the hard work Casey put in the last nine months.

No traffic = no revenue.

Plus, one of the key components of what Casey was bringing to the table was the IamFacingForeclosure.com blog and community. There is tons of marketing leverage to having a built in audience and traffic to market a book effectively.

Contrary to what some people left in the comments under Casey’s 6/6/07 and 6/8/07, publishers typically don’t market your book for you. That is a common myth and assumption. They distribute it. Authors need to take marketing responsibility for their book to have more success. There are many “poor” best selling authors out there that made those same assumptions of publishers.

More on that below under “Interesting Statistics Surrounding Authors and Book Publishers”

However, in our agreement with Casey, he does have certain obligations he agreed to with marketing the book series, namely this blog.

Luckily the one week the blog was down didn’t seem to affect his search engine rankings much.
Refunding the Advertisers

According to Casey, he had refunded all advertising money shortly after shutting the blog down. He personally contacted them. Some advertisers only asked for a partial refund, others a full refund. He took care of everyone.

I know for a fact he refunded the $500 to the advertiser I referred to him, as that particular advertiser contacted me directly once they received the refund in full.
Is Casey W-2 Job Material Right Now?

Many people have commented and told Casey “Just get a job!”.

In my opinion, Casey is “unemployable” in a W-2 job, working for someone else, at this time in his life.

This is just my opinion, so let me explain.

Casey is a true Entrepreneur at heart. Business is in his blood. You can’t shut that drive off. Entrepreneurs typically don’t like working “for” others, except they do like working “with” others doing joint ventures and structuring deals.

Besides that, his credit is ruined. Any decent job he may be qualified for, and may go through several interviews to get, once they do the “formalities” of doing a background check, which always includes a credit check, most W-2 Employers won’t hire him.

They will see all of those foreclosures on his credit, and would probably not want to take the risk on Casey, because he looks unstable and “flaky”. W-2 Employers want star employees that are stable, honest, and trustworthy. Their “perception” of Casey will be the opposite.

If they Google his name, they will see all of this exposure, drama, and stories all over the Internet. Employers will not want this to creep into their workplace and have Casey be distracted from performing his job while he’s on their payroll.

Since Casey needs “money in hand” right now to survive, there will be a lengthy time frame before he would start work at a W-2 job.

Here’s a worse case scenario that would probably occur.

Casey is finally hired by someone. He starts work. Then, several of the true “haterz” of Casey, people that genuinely hate Casey with a passion, will find out where Casey works, and call his workplace obsessively to harass Casey and his Employer. Casey would then be fired, because it would drain time and energy from the Employers workplace.

Casey needs to “have money in hand” right now to survive.

He’s proven he can generate revenue from the blog with focused effort. That is just the start. There are so many other revenue streams that Casey will have by continuing to blog, and keeping IAFF going.

The more obstacles Casey self imposes on himself will only hinder his efforts in ultimately becoming successful, let alone having enough money to survive on in the short term, and being able to structure reasonable time frames to repay “every dirty penny” of his debt as he puts it.
Bringing Back the Blog

Casey stated in his 6/8/07 post that we “forced” him to turn the blog back on.

I say this may be 20% correct.

We definitely did not hold a gun to Casey’s head and tell him to turn the blog back on, however, we had to use some “leverage” points with Casey to bring him back to reality as it pertained to our agreement, regardless of personal issues he was having.

Although Casey did shut down the blog for personal reasons, “The dog ate my homework” excuse and other excuses like it, don’t hold water in the real world, especially with business agreements and financial loss/gain at stake for others involved.

Here’s how events happened between Casey and us after he pulled the plug on his blog late Wednesday evening 5/30/07.

My assistant called me to say Casey’s blog was “blank”, not offline, but “blank”. She has been on the blog almost daily, doing research on earlier posts, and pulling out other interesting things for the first book.
Dozens of Emails and Phone Calls go Unanswered

For the next several days, we tried getting a hold of Casey. Dozens of phone calls, voice messages, and emails went unanswered.

Over a four day period, our thoughts went from concern for Casey to being very aggravated, irritated, to down-right pissed off and insulted, big time!

All of a sudden, we felt we were being treated like one of Casey’s creditors, and totally ignored by him. From virtual daily contact with Casey for over two months, to nothing in over 4 days!
Assume the Worst

Not hearing from someone for that long, and under the circumstances, you start to assume the worst.

So, we had to do something to get Casey’s attention in an abrupt way. Just so he would at least contact us to let us know what was going on. In business, lack of communication is not good.

To be labeled a scapegoat by Casey as an excuse for him to turn the blog back on, so be it. We had to do what we had to do to protect our investment and hold Casey’s feet to the fire with honoring his end of our agreement.

Our position is the blog should have never been shut down in the first place.

Let’s face it.

80% of Casey needed / wanted to keep blogging due to the fact he needs money in hand right now to live on, and he knows it made him look even more unpredictable by abruptly shutting it down for personal reasons.

And, whether he likes to admit it or not, he misses ALL OF YOU guys and gals, the loyal readers of IamFacingForeclosure.com!

Casey needs to monetize all his hard work, sacrifice, and making himself a target for criticism, over the last nine months to even have a shot of getting himself out of a huge financial hole he dug for himself.

To pull the plug is complete insanity when you need to create stable income first, get your debts structured to repay, and ultimately achieve financial success. Strong financial legs to move forward.

Starting over and reinventing the wheel is not a smart choice.
Behind the Scenes in Casey’s Life

We have been privy to many details in Casey’s life he’s revealed only to a close few in his “inner circle” and some details he’s never shared with anyone.

These things were “leverage points” we had to use with Casey to point out what route we “could” take, but merely pointed these out to get Casey’s attention, as he ignored us for over 4 days. We had to assume the worst, and that Casey was flaking out on his publishing deal with us.

Relief came when Casey contacted us, and told us what really was happening, why he shut the blog down, and more importantly, how we could discuss how he could still hold up his end of the agreement.

To make changes to an agreement are simple, if two parties have open communication. Casey did fail to perform on several minor issues with our agreement that we let pass.

However, shutting down the blog was a huge issue we couldn’t let pass. It would severely affect the marketability of the complete info product series and plans over the next 12 months and beyond.
Agreements are Like Toilet Paper

Many people look at Casey as someone who is unable to keep agreements with anyone, even himself.

In fact, when you really look at it, unless there are things at risk, agreements are only worth the paper they are written on.

When entering into an agreement with someone, you have to be relatively certain the other party is able and willing to hold up their end of the bargain.

Our agreement with Casey is structured more like a joint venture. We both brought something of value to the table. A breakdown on one side, means failure for the complete project.

The agreement was very “wordy” and had clear cut consequences for lack of performance. We had to protect ourselves going in, due to Casey’s past experiences of saying one thing, then doing another.

Those days we didn’t hear from Casey really made us think “why did we get involved with Casey in the first place?”
Does Casey Care if Anyone Sues Him?

When you look at it, Casey’s credit is ruined. If a creditor tried to sue him, what would they really get?

Nothing! But, more headaches, aggravation, and lost money.

When pointed out to Casey in our seven page letter to him, reality sunk in, and he decided he really needed to honor his agreement with us, as it greatly benefits his financial situation.
Is Casey Really “Judgment Proof”?

Yes and no.

Having “insider information” into Casey’s life, allowed us to touch on some hot buttons that Casey’s creditors have no clue about.

I won’t go into detail here, as it would provide a roadmap for his creditors to follow.
Honoring business agreements: contractually, morally, and ethically

Most of that letter we sent Casey was pointing out things from a business perspective. It was done tactfully and professionally.

The main things we pointed out, regardless of things going on in his personal life, is you can’t tune people out, decide to walk away from obligations, and basically crap all over people and your commitments.

Also, Casey was two months into out agreement. A lot of time, money, and effort had been invested on both sides up to this point, not to mention the future revenue that would be shared in.

Too much to loose for Casey simply to walk away.

Again, no blog = no marketing leverage = little or no revenue for Casey or us!
Casey is Now Holding Up His End of the Deal

Casey has mended his actions with us, and is back on track to honoring his commitments with us. We’re not holding anything against Casey for doing what he did for personal reasons.

Several other people probably can’t say the same, as numerous people are probably not happy with Casey with agreements he broke with them, namely his creditors and others.

We are not forcing Casey to do anything. He realizes that it’s far easier to continue on with things already set in motion, that are near completion, rather than start something from scratch.

This is a very customized agreement that has many lucrative points for Casey.
Is Casey a Brand?

Whether people like it or not, Casey is a brand. He’s definitely unique. Whether you agree with him or his actions, his life and experiences are exceptionally compelling to follow.

Love him, or hate him, he’s a very entertaining guy. You never know what he will do or say next!

Eventually, Casey may have the notoriety of other bloggers like Perez Hilton, Shoe Money, Matt Cutts, or Darren Rowse, just to name a few.
Millionaires Have 5x as Many Failures for Each of Their Breakthrough Successes

Did you know that countless numbers of millionaires and other successful people have failed many more times than they have succeeded? There are many stories of successful people’s failures out there.

Casey is far from millionaire status at the moment, but well on his way if he does things correctly, and consistently, over the next 12 – 24 months to lay the proper groundwork that will allow him to accelerate to millionaire status at some point in the future.

That starts with consistently honoring commitments, building character, using leverage to create financially strong legs, and working on the highest revenue producing things possible.
Fail Fast!

At only 24, Casey is already on his way to success, because in real estate, there are countless mistakes he made, that he now knows what not to do, in order to avoid those mistakes next time.

Painful mistakes? Absolutely.
Embarrassing mistakes? No doubt.
Personal sacrifice? Yes.

However, there were several key things he did right. These got overshadowed by all the failures though.

His “failures” with loosing many of his properties provide quite a bit of experience (both good and bad) to share with others.
People Facing Foreclosure:
How Could Casey’s Experience Help You?

With many people having leveraged themselves into more house than they could afford, there is a huge wave of foreclosures on the horizon across the country.

Many people across the country took out interest only mortgages, or short term adjustable rate mortgages. They also took out 95% to 100% financing on those same properties.

More lenders will be going out of business, more people loosing their homes, more bankruptcy filings, etc.

Casey experienced this almost eight times with his properties. His experiences can help educate people on what to expect before, during, and after foreclosure, as fear of the unknown to most people causes a great deal of stress and worry.

By Casey educating people on the complete process, and assembling others that can help those facing foreclosure, this would provide tremendous value to these individuals.
Real Estate Investors, People Looking to Invest in Real Estate:
How Could Casey’s Experience Help You?

Whether you are a first time homeowner, want to get involved with real estate investing, or are a seasoned real estate investor, there is tremendous value in Casey’s experiences.

At 24, he purchased $2.2 MILLION in real estate in less than one year. That was eight properties.

Just knowing HOW he did that, especially at his age, is worth its weight in gold to real estate investors.

In addition, analyzing each of the eight deals in microscopic detail, provides a blueprint of what to do, and what not to do, when purchasing a home or investment property.

As an investor, or potential investor, you will make a lot more money knowing this information!
There are Many “Poor” Authors Out There

When most authors get a “book deal”, they are often elated.

Shortly after, assumptions are realized to be just that, assumed. Reality sinks in.

If an advance was received, if they were that lucky, often that is the only financial gain an author will see.

Authors assume their publisher will do all the marketing necessary to make the book a success. This is a complete myth. Authors must take responsibility for their own marketing.

Unless an author is a “big name” proven commodity or celebrity, publishers do very little in the way of marketing. They merely put it into their distribution channels.
Interesting Facts, Statistics, and Myths, Surrounding Authors and Publishers

Did you know…

* An average of 330 books are published each and every day of the year! That’s over 120,000 books published each year, not including all the other self-published books.
* Where do all of these books end up? Not being noticed that’s for sure!
* 1 in 50,000 books are ever considered a “great” success.
* A successful fiction book sells 5000 copies or more.
* A successful non-fiction book sells 7500 copies or more.
* Most published books never sell more than 100 copies in their lifetime!
* There are approximately:
6 large publishers (in New York)
400 medium-sized publishers
86,000 small/self-publishers
* 78% of all books published are from small independent publishers or are self published.
* Books are the new “business card” of this decade and beyond.
* Typically, you don’t make any money on the book itself, rather all the other ways the book will make you money through positioning and branding. Seminars, speaking engagements, home study courses, audio and cd programs, dvd’s, and other info products.
* Authors greatly enhance the success of the book by taking 100% responsibility for marketing their book. Of course, publishers like to take the credit, but it’s really the author’s personal marketing and publicity that is key in a successful selling book.

Successful Authors – Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield

Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield are two of the most successful authors of all time.

Their “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Book Series has more than 100 books published, and have sold more than 120 MILLION COPIES Worldwide, generating in excess of $100 MILLION DOLLARS in sales.

Walk into any Barnes and Noble or Borders Book Stores and you see giant sections dedicated to their successful book series.

How did they achieve their phenomenal success?

It all started with them taking responsibility for the marketing of their book series.

For two years, they committed to doing one radio interview every day of the week, and sent out five books a day to reviewers and other potential opinion molders, that would help to promote their book.

See page 19 - 20 of their book “The Power of Focus”

This is what built the solid foundation that leveraged the success of each of those 100+ “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books.

The authors took marketing responsibility for their book(s) and made a fortune in the process. Their publisher made a fortune also, but if Mark and Jack didn’t do all that leg work for the first two years, all involved would have made only a fraction of the revenue.
Eliminate Making “Weakening” Decisions

With Casey making continuous weakening decisions, such as avoiding agreements, obligations, ignoring people, say one thing-then do another, being inconsistent, this has already proven to be a recipe for disaster in all areas of his life.

Wasting time chasing every “opportunity” that comes his way, setting unrealistic expectations and goals, setting himself up for failure, were just some of the things that Casey kept doing over and over.

Some people would call it “spinning your wheels”.

By holding his feet to the fire, was helping him take the first step to take a stand, and break the cycle of wrong decisions that would keep him from spiraling downward even worse financially.
Time for Consistent “Strengthening” Decisions

For Casey to ultimately tell his “success story” or “comeback” in the near future, he has to start making consistent strengthening decisions that will make this possible.

One of Casey’s strengths, is he likes to “jump in”. In other words, he’s a doer. He may “fire” first, then “ready” and “aim” as he goes along (using the analogy of “ready, aim, fire”).

Most of you have heard of Mark Burnett, creator of many highly successful Reality TV Shows such as: Survivor and The Apprentice. He also wrote a book a few years ago titled “Jump In! – Even if You Don’t Know How to Swim”.

In his book forward, Mark says, “Always remember in order to succeed you must be willing to fail. I hope you always Jump In.”

Casey is definitely not afraid to jump in!

Casey also has a very thick skin to criticism, a high tolerance level to stress, and gets up and keeps moving forward no matter what. He has a tremendous drive for success, and is not afraid to fail.

These are all key attributes of a successful entrepreneur and business person.

Sure Casey has other areas to improve on, but he definitely has the

The key for Casey now is to focus on one highly leveraged thing, and ignore all the rest. Leverage that thing into the next, and so on. Create a cash cow to survive in the short term, and to have the finances to pay off his debts over a longer period of time.
Disclaimer

The views and actions expressed and taken by Casey are solely those of Casey. These views and actions by Casey do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the Publisher, its parent, affiliates or subsidiary companies. The reason for doing a publishing deal with Casey is that we are reporting on his experiences and turning those experiences into an information product series.
In Conclusion…

Casey is back, is honoring his agreement with us, and is well on his way to helping others, entertaining others, and improving his financial and personal life in the process.

Thanks for reading this rather lengthy post, and thank you Casey for allowing us to address these things to your readers directly and unedited.

“The Publisher”

P.S. In a few days you will be able to submit your questions, comments, and suggestions to us directly.

What is the biggest question you have for Casey that you’re just dying to know the answer to?

What do you want to see in Casey’s first book?

You can even be quoted in the book as “haterz” or as “supporterz”. There will be one chapter dedicated to both sides! Love him, or hate him, you have a chance to be quoted!

flailing forward said...

Has anyone actually made it all the way through this pile of horseshit? I'm halfway through, and the publisher hasn't said a damn thing. It's starting to piss me off.

dripped said...

What kind of "publisher" would actually write:

My thoughts were:
“WTF?”

- So... the publisher is shocked when the blog goes down...
But his "assistant" checks it daily.

“Why did you shut the blog down abruptly?”

- Umm, perhaps exactly why he said. Galina / family etc took it away.

“What the hell is going on?”
“If you’re going to ruin your reputation, don’t ruin mine in the process!”

-Yes, it will remain a secret forever. Hah

Don't Sit so close to the TV said...

Casey is going to be an infomercial when he grows up and make 100 million dollars for his publisher.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Haterz should get paid royalty's too.

lurker said...

There was 1 good line

"All of a sudden, we felt we were being treated like one of Casey’s creditors"

The Dude said...

You can even be quoted in the book as “haterz” or as “supporterz”. There will be one chapter dedicated to both sides! Love him, or hate him, you have a chance to be quoted!

The Dude says, and I quote: "30 bucks for a roach and a spider gets you 40. Crunch one, or both and go for the gold!"

Casey Fannnnn said...

To warm up for the very last ever SOPRANOS, i just watched every single episode of THE MAXX. God damn that was a good show.

Oh yeah, Casey sucks prolapsed horse uteruses.

By the way, the posts above are too long. Executive summaries, please. Some of us have TV to watch.

lurker said...

This strongly smells like another PRLinkBIZ contract.

"Our agreement with Casey is much deeper than merely a “book” or “publishing deal”. It’s a joint venture that encompasses an information product series, including: multiple books, home study courses, teleseminars, live events, workshops, speaking engagements, coaching and consulting programs, etc…"

Casey will be responsible for making the above a success. The slimeball, will prepare materials and will own everything Casey does.

flailing forward said...

Ok, I gave up and skimmed the rest of the article. Nothing of any substance whatsoever. And thanks to NGB's Nigel Verbosity Meter, I can conclude that it took Casey's publisher 4364 words to essentially say "Casey's back because we made him honor our agreement." Keep in mind that this is the group that's going to be writing the series of Casey books, so this is just a taste of the riveting and informative writing you'll find inside! This guy outfluffed Nigel.

I've never read any guru books, but this is how I've always imagined they would be. A whole lot of writing about nothing of any importance. Plus, it's now clear that no details of any interest will be forthcoming at IAFF, so what point is there in going there at all anymore? Good job, mystery publisher, you've taken a blog that had gotten incredibly lame and made it lame and tedious to read. Where do I order?

R-Boy said...

Wow

Sounds positively scammy


So I wonder what would happen if I google

joint venture...? Eh Im getting too many hits. Give me a day or two. Sounds napoleon hill-ish

Akubi said...

Have you accepted Jesus?

Lost Cause said...

Maybe a publisher, but certainly no editor.

Honestly Wondering said...

@flailing: Has anyone actually made it all the way through this pile of horseshit?

Man, I tried.. you got further than I did.

The only undeniable truth that I got out of it was that this isn't a real publishing company of any kind, self or otherwise. The guy interchanges "I" and "we" WAY too often for someone representing a real company.. the only time he drops into the plural is when he's trying to sound like a player; otherwise, it's all the first-person singular. That's a dead giveaway.

Any real publishing company would be more pissed at their rep posting this than with Casey taking IAFF down to start with. Both Legal and Marketing would have their boots at the rep's throat by now.

Casey's hooked himself up with another PRLinkBiz-type. No question.

0 Comment Swaby said...

"Publisher",


Please promise that you will come here first and tell the rest of the story when this "joint venture" blows up in your face. We miss Duane and if your last post was any indication, you must have thousands of pages of manuscript that would be a shame to just throw out.

segfault said...

What ever happened to PRLinkBiz? Are they just going to sit there and let KC sap up the profits from the media rights that they own?

Anyway, I skimmed the whole thing, and the only new info I got is that KC may or may not be judgment-proof--the publisher alluded to the idea that he is privy to certain facts that the rest of us (and KC's creditors) aren't. Perhaps he knows about the existence of a numbered bank account or coffee cans in the back yard...

Anonymous said...

All fluff..
This "publisher" is gonna share the secrets to losing weight and increasing your boob/penis size.
Just stay tuned and all will be revealed.

For the lame ass noob, go back to CI.

Peanut Gallery said...

It's past 4:20 where's your uterus?

lurker said...

PRLINKBIZ will show up only if it looks like there is profit to be grabbed.

The secret that the publisher knew was that Casey wanted to start his blog back up.

0 Comment Swaby said...

If IAFF isn't already sold, it will be by the end of the month.

Anonymous said...

2 things bother me about the "publisher's" post: one is the serin-idiosyncratic confusion between loose and lose, and the reference to "focused action" although serin usually spells is "foccused". Seems too serin-like to me. Almost think serin wrote it.

flailing forward said...

I hope a cliff notes version is in the works. That might actually be readable. Perhaps a comic book?

The allusions to juicy details and the "oh man, the crazy details are going to blow your mind!" garbage is a pathetic attempt to generate demand for a sub-par product.

The only memorable parts I got out of it were:
"Our agreement with Casey is structured more like a joint venture. We both brought something of value to the table. A breakdown on one side, means failure for the complete project."
Ok, good luck with that then.

"All of a sudden, we felt we were being treated like one of Casey’s creditors, and totally ignored by him. From virtual daily contact with Casey for over two months, to nothing in over 4 days!"
Get used to it.

And the "Agreements are Like Toilet Paper" subtitle, which should be a chapter in one of the books.

Did I miss any other mockable quotes?

Lost Cause said...

Almost think serin wrote it.

Humm. Yes, it seems that he would self-publish. Guru debunker and how-to book self-publisher John T. Reed recommends recording your own speech to make a natural sounding book. Casey did make a comment about this once.

If he were to self publish, this would be one of his smarter moves.

HurtMe said...

Hmm, that was a pathetic waste of my time, will never get it back. If it was not already, iaff has finally become a troll.

-RB

lurker said...

This may be the most mockable

"Casey is back, is honoring his agreement with us, and is well on his way to helping others, entertaining others, and improving his financial and personal life in the process."

Long Time Lurker said...

I can't believe no one's caught one of my favorite typos ever:

pubic forum

LOL said...

"Casey is a true Entrepreneur at heart. Business is in his blood. You can’t shut that drive off."

Drive? to do what? Blog? Nap?

If that line is not proof that Casey himself wrote most of that post nothing is.

lurker said...

Denali Media Group, LLC is the publisher of the looser book advertised on IAFF. Casey's publisher refered a $500 advertiser to Casey

YAWN said...

(YAWN) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wait, I know how to liven things up. How bout FMW and Stephanie J. wear just their haters T's and wrestle in "dawg" shit. That would be more interesting that this dribble. :::rolls eyes:::

(YAWN) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

@Lurker

Good job dude. It appears that Denali Media Group is based in Phoenix. That would explain the purpose of the trip to Phoenix after the beg-a-thon that Casey was evasive about.

Mort said...

Yawn, the word is drivel. You should have gone to class instead of smoking pot in your mother's basement all day every day.

Anonymous said...

The only book ever published by Denali Media Group is Maverick Mistakes by Damion Lupo. The head of Denali Media Group is. . .


wait for it. . .


Damion Lupo.

flailing forward said...

Put a face to the man who can spew 4364 words without saying a damn thing (that's actually quite an accomplishment)

flailing forward said...

Anonoyawn,
For someone who can't stay awake through all of our dribble, you can't seem to stay away either.

YAWN said...

No not "drivle"! I mean "d r i b b l e"! You know like slimy spit dribbling from a dawg's mouth with his tongue hanging out? Exactly! That is how you guys sound. The shit just drips out of the side of your mouth. Like a drooling dawg. I forgive ya. I know you can't help it.

YAWN(rolls over in bed)

Amuse me or please STFU! Woof, Woof, Woof! Down boy!

Casey Serin said...

Sure sure. Next caller.

ha38349 said...

Denali Media Group's current product:
Maverick Mistakes in Real Estate Investing

Maverick Mistakes in Real Estate Investing is a compilation of true life explosive stories of mistakes made in real estate investing. With over $500,000 in real losses and ways to avoid common mistakes, the book is a golden resource for newbies and novices alike.

Mfg Part # 01012005
Inventory In-Stock

Price: $29.95


Seems like KC will fit right in.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

The Denial Media Group
Publisher is also an
Instructor in the martial art Aikido with the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt, so he can kick Casey's a$$ if KC breaks any part of their contract for a joint venture.
te he

Anonymous said...

seems like the publisher is spending too much time in the sun in Phoenix. should probably get back inside and let casey work his magic.

In the Know said...

For the various folks wondering "who this mystery publisher" could be:


http://www.caseypedia.com/wiki/Chris_Record


Going to try to make Casey's saga into grist for his scuzzy mill.

Whoever said...

re: PRLinkBiz

Is it possible that Mr. Lupo has bought the contract from the NLL and thus he now owns Casey's writings?

flailing forward said...

This is a testimonial by Damion Lupo from Dan Pena's site. It sounds like the same overly-verbose writing style to me.

They say the teacher arrives when the student is ready. Dan Pena is the teacher I spent 5 years working and studying to get ready for. It wasn’t until I had spilt blood, been sued and had all sorts of bad things happen in the trenches of real business had I proven to myself I was ready for Dan Pena. Dan showed me the truth of business. He wasn’t even remotely interested in wasting time, his or mine, with sugar coated garbage that 99% of all the gurus and seminars puke out on their naïve and happily paying students. It took me 5 years to get past being the naïve eager payer. The truth is what Dan knows because the truth is what Dan lives. It’s consistent and congruent for him to teach his students the things he’s done and what he does every day of his life. Amazingly enough most people can’t handle the truth and are more comfortable hearing lies by a teacher who hasn’t done what he’s teaching because it feels good to hear that they’re winners.

Now, instead of being fractured and fragmented with my time and coming up with mediocre results, I spend time studying Dan’s QLA methodology sinking it deeper into my cortex. I’m focused and making so dang much more money than I have ever made before. This year I have already made 3 times more than I made in the last 5 years combined. I expect that number to be 50 by the end of the year. This was because of QLA and because I focused on listening to someone who’d been there and done it, versus listening to all the hyperbole from the other gurus.

TYQL,

Damion Lupo
DENALI COMPANIES

Pleather Murse said...

"At 24, he purchased $2.2 MILLION in real estate in less than one year. That was eight properties. Just knowing HOW he did that, especially at his age, is worth its weight in gold to real estate investors."

Easy, he just LIED on multiple mortgage applications. LOL.

flailing forward said...

FMW,
Not only is he an Aikido master, but he's also a rebel maverick.

lawnmower man said...

Has anyone actually made it all the way through this pile of horseshit?

I'm trying to summarize the thing for CaseyPedia and struggling: it's pretty much content-free...

Gordon Sanders said...

and here is another pic .. damion is on the left http://www.will-johnson.net/images/damionandwill.jpg

Nigel's Guest Blogger said...

"Our agreement with Casey is much deeper than merely a “book” or “publishing deal”. It’s a joint venture that encompasses an information product series, including: multiple books, home study courses, teleseminars, live events, workshops, speaking engagements, coaching and consulting programs, etc…"

This isn't a Caseypedia Brown series of books if I read between the lines correctly...

Casey is going to be the "Before" picture in a bunch of recycled guru shit.

It's a shame these gurus don't quite realize their day is past.. when Nigel Swaby becomes a Real Estate Bear, you know it's over.

The truth is, 2004-2006 was nothing but a bunch of wanna-be flippers selling houses to each other (30-40% in my area)... prices ran up, they're running back down...

Real Estate isn't a way to build your retirement. Flipping is for people who actually rehabilitate homes, not just slop a coat of paint on it and mark it up 100k.

Sorry gurus, we aren't going back to the good ole days..

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lurker said...

Damion Lupo has posted on several real estate discussion groups. His posts are clearly more intelligent than Nigels and give the impression at least to me that he knows the real estate business. He has also been to several guru courses so he would have a natural link to Casey.

As far as his publishing empire I am not finding anything of significance. It could be that he realizes real estate is over for a while and is looking to transfer from investor to guru (or potentially even more lucrative guru support systems)

NoDebtWhatSoEver™ said...

These are all key attributes of a successful entrepreneur and business person.

Sure Casey has other areas to improve on, but he definitely has the
(sentence ends abruptly)

My free-of-charge suggestion to complete the missing sentence: "he definitely has the most amazingly solid record of failure".

(Disclaimer: I just happened to see this while skimming through the 2759 lines of fluff).

STFU FMW said...

FMW,

Are you even keeping track of your lil 16 year old? You are on here allllllllllllll fuckin day woman. Remember now, when your kid fucks up at 24 like KC, grown folks like yourself are here in the deep dark burrows of the web ready to pounce on em for laughs. Go check on your kid or sumfin dammit. Or is this way more gratifying. We get it, you love finally "belonging" even if it is among these mongrels. I, on the other hand, am personally sick of your "kiss ass wannabe" posts.

flailing forward said...

Another photo
Being concise is not Damion's strong suit
Damion in a bowtie and a kilt (?!!)

Damion Lupo
No. 01A-155, Consent Order 2/12/2003
Lupo was found to have violated statutory violations including A.
R.S. § 32-2153 (A)(1) and (3) and A.A.C. R4-28-502(C) and R4-
28-1101(E) when he failed to disclose in writing his licensed
status to a seller, and gave the seller a business card that conveyed
the false impression that he was not licensed while acting
as principal in a transaction. Lupo was assessed a civil penalty of
$1,000 and required to attend 15 additional hours of continuing
education classes.
Source

piedpiper said...

The Publisher's post reads like the transcript of the late night infomercial with the two midgets on the yacht trying to sell their real estate investing secrets.

Mort said...

Yawn sed:

No not "drivle"! I mean "d r i b b l e"! You know like slimy spit dribbling from a dawg's mouth with his tongue hanging out?

I believe the word you are groping for there is drool. You should know about drool, it is what covers your desk, when you make it to your remedial ed classes, that is. Fat and stupid is no way to go through life son, try to pull yourself together.

CHJTS said...

what a complete load of bullshit.

Hey publisher..your so full of shit....you just talked all those thousands of words out of your ass.

I love the part where you say you are not forcing casey to do anything..yet go on to say you sent him a 7 page letter saying you will divulge all his skeletons if he doesnt do what you want.

Your just trying to lay the foundation to make casey a marketing guru/RE guru..and it simply is not going to happen. He is a loser plain and simple and no matter what you do to dress him up000he will always be a loser.

PS I love your figures for chicken soup for the soul...over 120 million copies sold worldwide and 100 million in sales...WOW your telling me a book that has sold over 120 million copies is sold for well below a buck.

Try and learn math retard.

Yawn the Moran said...

I can't stand all the haterz dribble around here, but I keep coming back. For some reason, I am obsessed with dawg balls. I hate FMW and Stephanie J because they actually have personalities, which is one thing I'll never have.

Akubi said...

That's one cute koala bear; definitely not related to Casey.

YAWN said...

Mort, my man. You guys "dribble" enough on your keyboard writing all the boring shit on this blog. I used to check out hater sites for a good laugh while I eagerly await the next Casey post on IAFF. Now all there is is nag, nag, nag!

YAWN zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

When is the wrestling starting??? I hear FMW got a kid, why not throw her in the mix, that way she can keep an eye on her. If its a dude then he can referee!

That'll wake me up a bit. Other than that, say something interesting on STFU. You want people to read this shit dont you. Is that not why its online? So get with it! I am fucking bored.

YAWN zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Akubi said...

BTW, Yawn, learn how to spell.

walt526 said...

Let's leave some feedback on Damion's first book...

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Mistakes-Real-Estate-Investing/dp/0976475405

Have at it, Haterz.

lawnmower man said...

CaseyPedia summary.

Dumbfounded said...

WTF was that tripe? Was anybody able to read through the whole thing?

YAWN said...

I mistyped. I meant to say I am fucking boring.

Anonymous said...

...and a boring fuck as well.

Akubi said...

Feedback loops are fun as long as one can Speak & Spell.

0 Comment Swaby said...

@ At 6:56 PM, YAWN:




Agreed

segfault said...

I tried to apply for a CaseyPedia™ account, but it appears I didn't meet the qualification process or, more likely, TPTB were engaged in so many Sweet Dealz™ that they have been ignoring their e-mail...

Give it time, the publisher KC has hooked up with will become a Haterz™ as well.

Cisco Adler said...

At 6:27 PM, STFU FMW said...

FMW,

Are you even keeping track of your lil 16 year old? You are on here allllllllllllll fuckin day woman. Remember now, when your kid fucks up at 24 like KC, grown folks like yourself are here in the deep dark burrows of the web ready to pounce on em for laughs. Go check on your kid or sumfin dammit. Or is this way more gratifying. We get it, you love finally "belonging" even if it is among these mongrels. I, on the other hand, am personally sick of your "kiss ass wannabe" posts.


PURE GOLD IN THAT POST.
WELCOME TO EN.

Akubi said...

After that we can play Speak & Math anon asshole.

Gen Xer said...

I had my dad look at some of your blogs. By some of your references, he thinks you are all mostly his age and he is pretty old. Man, I can't imagine my dad or his friends being all into what my buddies my age do. You are all Loooooooooooooooooserz.
Picking on Casey (LOL). My Dad thinks Casey is lazy and after a quick buck but he also thinks you guys are morons for following him around, harassing him and even going to the trouble of creating blogs about him. Dudeeeeeeeeee what a bunch of loooooooooooooooooooooserz you are. This is the craziest thing I've ever seen online. By the way, I think CASEY ROCKS!!!

segfault said...

Looks like KC's publisher has discovered Exurban Nation and is using it to jump-start the earth-shattering PR campaign...

flailing forward said...

Lawnmower Man,
I'm surprised you were able to get that much info out of it. Damion needs to take brevity lessons from Tim MBA.

YAWN,
If you're eagerly awaiting the next Casey post, you might as well hang it up now. If you want details, you gotta buy the book like a good supporterz.

0 Comment Swaby said...

@ 7:05 PM, Gen Xer:


Shut up or I'll have my dad beat your dad up.

Akubi said...

You know what douche bag?! You're a motherfucking asshole...and not Gen X by a long shot.

NoDebtWhatSoEver™ said...

Apologies segfault, for reasons known only to itself Google had filed your mail in the spam bucket and, not being in detail guy mode, I unfortunately overlooked it.

A large koi, err login is on its way to you now.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

ROTFLMAO,
in between laundry, dishes, driving the kid around, moving my other one out to his/her own place today (and paying for it), catching some rays for about an hour and a half and walking the condo dogs 4 times (the condo that I put $60,000.00 down payment on and am actually living in and paying for with a FIXED loan) and I still have time to come here on my breaks to laugh at the trolls that want to be 'close to the flame".

Gee Haterz, thank you so much for letting me "Belong" now bend over for your BIG WET (Not drooling)KISS!!!!!!!!!!!

@ FF man you have some mad IT skills(tm)

GTG, Looser W2 tomorrow and Drudge is on the radio. I am really going to miss you all while I am sleeping and working.

ROTFLMAO

Gen Xer said...

I have an ego the size of Nigel Swaby's butthole, and a brain the size of an olympic pin.

lurker said...

"The agreement was very “wordy” and had clear cut consequences for lack of performance. We had to protect ourselves going in, due to Casey’s past experiences of saying one thing, then doing another."

Buried deep in the contract is a clause giving Damion Lupo ownership of IAFF. I still don't know why Galina is putting up with it

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

@ lurker,
I found it rather interesting that no comments were enabeled at the end of the rather epic announcement.
WTF?

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Maybe G thinks Damion is cute, especially in his skirt, oh, Did I say skirt, I meant Kilt.
te he

Nigel's Guest Blogger said...

Man,

Haterz sure are funnier than the Supporterz.

lurker said...

@FMW
You got me to go back to IAFF to check because that I didn't remember comments. Comments are now enabled. There are 9 comments. All standard stuff, hating Casey, Hating the publisher, etc.

SpaceMonkey said...

Excellent quotes from reviews of "Maverick Mistakes" from the Amazon link that walt526 posted:

"Lupo starts with a fine concept that he fails to convert into a book of any actual substance."

"Simply horrible, describes how the author blows hundreds of thousands of dollars."

"Because you can learn just as much from your mistakes as from your successes, I decided to purchase this book. When I read the first "mistake" on grant deed vs. warranty deed, my heart skipped a beat! Yes! This is what I want to learn: the blunders that industry veterans won't admit they made early in their careers. But the subsequent "mistakes" seemed to be run-of-the-mill common sense, lack of due-dilligence and oversights."

Duane LeGate said...

Hey Butthead.. Im giving you 2 days for a retraction.. then the hounds of hell will be let loose on your little 2 bit shop.. You said..

"Who we are is unimportant at this point, due to the fact we don’t want our office being hammered with phone calls and emails."

Sir you are underwriting the internet equivalent of Charles Manos.. it does matter .. and you will regret that statement.. SOON..

"
People will be absolutely blown away by all that has been going on behind the scenes!"

Some of us know more than you do... its gonna suck having the beginning, middle and end exposed before completion HUH??

"And for the most part, Casey has been very tight-lipped in keeping certain behind the scene things under wraps."

REALLY...Do you have permission to use a knock off of the Davinci Code? Not that Casey told anyone... just guessing of course... and if I am close.. it was just luck.. wanna see the URL MR Publisher?? Or should I say transcriptionist..

"Speaking of those things, this is the specific reason we added a very “wordy” Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)"

Hey Perry Mason.. enjoy your time, by this time next week.. you will say WHA...WHA...WHAT HAPPENED!

"When Casey says “some crazy things have been happenin’ lately”, that is a complete understatement!"

Yes, Casey crossed a line... to use this as a tag to sell books tell me you’re a piece of SHIT... I know.. and YOU KNOW... YOU F'ING SLIMEBALL... BE HAPPY about a persons misery - this SIR will come back in SPADES... again just speculating..

"And yes, all these juicy details will be in the book. It will definitely make it even more compelling and informative."

This will not come out on Casey’s terms... again to use a tragedy to SELL BOOKS....POS!!!

EN'ers GET READY FOR FREAKING WAR!!!

"why on earth would you throw that away? You need to “survive” right?"

OOOHHHHHHH YOU’RE PISSING ME OFF BAD (grammar sucks here..just letting loose)

"Since Casey needs “money in hand” right now to survive, there will be a lengthy time frame before he would start work at a W-2 job."

Hey ASSWIPE... I offered him 15 K for the blog... LAST MONDAY STRIPPED of all the content... THAT is money in hand.. you freaking WANNA BE

"and being able to structure reasonable time frames to repay “every dirty penny” of his debt as he puts it."

Hey asswiupe transcriptionist... you musta not done enough homework.. Casey has had ample opportunity to structure pay backs.. HE WONT.. he uses the old analogy what’s mine is mine and yours is mine...

"We definitely did not hold a gun to Casey’s head and tell him to turn the blog back on, however, we had to use some “leverage” points with Casey to bring him back to reality as it pertained to our agreement, regardless of personal issues he was having."

You FORCED the issue while you knew it would DESTROY something.. THIS IS ONE EBOOK YOU WILL REGRET

Need a breather before I punch the computer...


Gang, there is more here than meets the eye... trying to get it all worked out... BARE WITH ME

king friday the 13th said...

the video of Damien in the kilt was priceless.... why do I feel Damien will have the pleasure of a flattering caseypedia entry --- second only to Swaby's.

Now that Lupo has been outed,
over/under on how long til he bails.

I say July 1st.

btw -- isn't "Damien Lupo" latin for "devil dog"?

Cisco Adler said...

At 7:10 PM, FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

ROTFLMAO,...

... I still have time to come here on my breaks to laugh at the trolls that want to be 'close to the flame".

MORE COMEDY GOLD.
YOU GO GIRL!

Lost Cause said...

Has Southern California lost the title of goofball scam enterprise capitol to Phoenix? The city with no there there is now the epicenter of null merchandising, selling lots and lots of nothing, to more and more people. People drive for hundreds of miles to leave thousands of dollars, and return with...nothing.

Mort said...

I heart trolls, they are so cute. Come now trolls, huff and puff and stomp your wittle feet. It will help relieve the anger. Give us a kiss. Didn't mommy love you? That's so sad.

Anonymous said...

@Duane Legate

Duane, I respect you and what you have done with your life. Early on, I realized that you were only trying to help Casey do what is right.

However, I can't ignore the most recent post from you. In particular, the phrase "GET READY FOR FREAKING WAR" is offensive.

The fact is that our country is engaged in a war that will be lasting for longer than most people realize.

In real war, good people are injured and killed.

Making life uncomfortable for a scumbag who wants to take advantage of someone who committed numerous felonies while trying to get rich quick is not the same as war.

And calling it war cheapens the actions of some of our finest citizens who are fighting for our freedom.

Please drop the hyperbole.

Duane LeGate said...

EN'ers... one more thing.. if you google swabby.. it isnt pretty..

If you guys get lucky and HAPPEN to find out the whole truth.. Including.. the "internet marketing" guru that likes to give away omaha steaks...

well... as a favor to us all.. dont.. DONT use your internet powers to show these people in a bad light...

Duane LeGate said...

@ Anon..

my grandfathe fought in the world war.. my dad in in Nam,, I have 3 cousins that are or have been in Iraq... point taken...

shouldnt have used that context.. Im just mad.. and when you see what i am mad about you will understand...

apolopgies to all that were offended..

flailing forward said...

Those two could actually make a good pairing. Lupo is already an expert at making mistakes. Casey is a failure specialist. Put them together and we could get a previously unheard of level of entrepreneurial ineptitude. They're like the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of real estate screw ups.

"You got your maverick mistakes in my financial ruin. No, you got your ruin in my mistakes. Hey, they go great together!"

Or to use a youtube analogy that Gen Xer can understand,
Lupo = diet coke
Serin = mentos
result = a big mess

R-Boy said...

I love it when a plan comes together

R-Boy said...

FYI

not Lupo

Anonymous said...

This is going to get interesting Damion Lupo has been a real estate investor for several years. If he was willing to destroy Casey's chance at keeping his marriage, he plays hardball.

I wonder how many of the people he bought and sold houses to in the last couple of years are happy with their sale/purchase.

I wonder if he remembered to disclose everything to them.

I wonder how many used shady loans with false appraisals.

Anonymous said...

@Duane Legate

Duane, thank you for showing me that I was correct in my initial assessment of you.

It's easy to let emotion get the best of you.

For some, it's hard to admit a mistake.

Fortunately that is not the case with you.

Thank you for the retraction.

Anonymous said...

R-Boy

Do you mean the publisher is not Damion Lupo?

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Duane,

Just got finished putting my mini skirts in the dryer and stopped back by and see you now have the trolls ire, and then some.

WOW.

Well, whatever happened to bring you out tonight means that part 3 is coming to EN soon and it will have a sequel....???

"The pen is mightier than the sword." That is a very OLD saying, but no less valued, so I am really glad you didn't punch the computer.

Go get 'em and remember he is not a kid, not that you need advise from a monkey warrior person.

FMW

Hates double standardz said...

Casey is "one" man and he has put up with your negative comments for the past 9 months. You get a few negative comments that slip through the obvious "moderation" on your haterz sites and you call them "trolls". So you haterz have been "trolling" on IAFF all these months then too. A case of the pot calling the kettle black. (I wonder if this comment will ever get posted on a haterz site, so I will post it on IAFF too, at least the moderation there has a point.) You haterz want people to think you are the majority! Well YOU ARE NOT). You are merely a chapter in the saga that is Casey Serin.

The Dude said...

Duane said: "I offered him 15 K for the blog"

....and I've been offering him 30 bucks to eat a bug....eat a spider and it's worth 40.

That's FIVE bucks a leg...five whole US dollars.

Nigel's Guest Blogger said...

Uhhh Anon,

Why aren't you offended that we disregard our beloved Vets when they are done with their service... or that our Presidente doesn't even acknowledge the dead by attending funerals?

With that said, the card game War has been renamed out of fear from the thought police.

Orson Buggy said...

Was that a Koala or a Dropbear? Don't forget, our friend, the Box Jellyfish.

Duane LeGate said...

FMW,

I have been at my computer so many times with a post.. only to erase.. I have made certain promises to people.. good people.. people I have gotten to know... only to see them getting steam rolled..

I hjave had enough.. no more.. this is no longer about a blog... you will see..

destruction for money... doesnt cut it.. IM MAD

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