Gene Steinberg's Financial Shenanigans @ Paracast forums

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  1. The shadow

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    The promised “stimulus checks” from the IRS still aren’t here

    ummm..Gene..I hate to break it to you but most of the checks went out..
    and one reason you dont have it is you dont have direct deposit from IRS..
     
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  2. nivek

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  3. GiantsBain

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    I'd guess he maybe started getting some of his hoary old guests back including (apparently) Chris O'Brien and declared the world ready again for his begging. Who's surprised? A question for crickets, Id' wager.
     
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  4. Double Nought Spy

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    I suppose it was only a matter of time.

    What the hell is Chris doing back at that nuthouse? Only thing I can figure is he still wants to take over the decaying husk of what was once a going concern. The price (in terms of reputation, mental stress, and so on) is high. Would he pay $15k for a rusted out '87 Oldsmobile with a funny noise coming from under the hood, bald tires, and some very questionable repairs obvious? I would hope not.
     
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  5. The shadow

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    Dear Gene;
    I am lucky and have an essential job.
    My daughters go to work daily and risk exposure.
    I have my stimulus money.
    we are barely making ends meet.
    The Watson household always was on a tight budget. a careful balancing act.
    now we are on a tightrope.
    we lost Rikki's income.
    she is non essential.
    Money is very tight but we are surving.
    my oldest son at 12 almost 13 plans on applying for a paper route. (yes they still exist. )
    at 13 the last thing a boy should think about is a job.
    Gene I honestly feel sorry for you.
    Because you have so many ways to look for help.
    Begging is not the answer Gene.
    Best to you.
    Bob
     
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  6. GiantsBain

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    I can't imagine someone who is mentally sound who might imagine creating a success out of the Steinberg properties. These could never have been more than marginally profitable and only exist now because the ongoing costs are near zero and somehow, some kind of dream lives on. Or maybe it's just a geezer's habit. I tried to plow through the recent one with C.O. and it was unlistenable, Chris sounds like he's frail, and that li'l Chihuahua sidekick is shockingly annoying. Is he the heir apparent? Ha!

    But, then, for example, try the current incarnation of Don Ecker's show. No. Wait. It's literally the same stories as from his previous shows over and over and over, with his political hooey slathered on the whole shebang. Poor old sidekick, Richard Saradet (sp?), sounds like he's at death's door. And it's clearly another vanity project. How long until Ecker finds his way back to Steinberg as well?

    I'd guess those geezers are gonna all pile into that '87 Olds and ride 'em on down till she throws a rod. Ain't nobody buyin' that heap.
     
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  7. Standingstones

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    I was unaware O’Brien had shown up on the Paracast. He was suffering from COPD awhile back. Don Ecker’s show on KGRA is almost unlistenable. I tune in most weekends but lately there are quite a few repeat episodes. You know the situation has devolved when hosts on KGRA are interviewing the remaining station hosts.

    Ecker has a number of subjects he just can’t refrain from bringing up. The Vietnam war, his association with UFO Magazine and the period when he was a police detective. He has repeated these subjects hundreds of times until you have to turn the podcast off. He also interviews the same people over and over. He spoke with John Brandenburg the other night. Brandenburg has nothing of interest to say. Ecker and Brandenburg repeatedly talked over each other. I had no idea what was being said so I turned it off.

    I am not sure what is going on at KGRA. Most of the hosts haven’t had any new programs since 2019. They seem to be limping along over at that station.
     
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  8. wwkirk

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    How come I never received this message? Is it from an email, or was it posted on his website?
     
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  9. goblin

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    Ah, the scent of government money is in the air and Gene Steinberg once again slithers forth with his hand out.

    Probably wise of him to cut back on / cut out any Uber or Lyft driving, given his age and the pandemic. And if that story is true, I can see why he might resume active begging. But, maybe there's a problem with having begged non stop when you just wanted and didn't truly need the cash, and having both exhausted the goodwill of any audience you have left to you, as well as establishing yourself as routinely dishonest and manipulative. A true user.

    As always there are people far, far more deserving of any charity you may be able to muster than Gene Steinberg.

    It didn't have to be this way.

    The recent Paracast interview with Chris O'Brien looks to have inspired exactly zero conversation on the Paracast forum. In fact most activity there appears to be the dunce J. Randall Murphy popping off about COVID-19.
     
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  10. Dewey

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    It was received in an email on Saturday.
     
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  11. Standingstones

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    More than likely, there is zero conversations about Chris O’Brien because there are zero members left on the Paracast forums.
     
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  12. Double Nought Spy

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    Wow, that place is way beyond mostly dead. It's about as close to all dead as it could be. I doubt that even Miracle Max could save it now.
     
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  13. TKlaten

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    Once a bum always a bum.
     
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    Don'did i mention Vietnam'Ecker
    Kevin'did i mention Military'Randle.
     
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  15. NotSteveySteveySteve

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    Have any of you randomly been charged $5 for a Paracast+ recurring subscription? I just got a PayPal notice letting me know that $5 has been withdrawn for my subscription to Paracast+. It's true, I was a member years ago for a single month before I quit. This bill is listed as from 2015... Gene is pulling some sneaky tricks. I think we're about to see the return of Scheme Gene. Be vigilant my friends.
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  16. Double Nought Spy

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    Maybe he's looking for free room and board. Seriously, that's some blatant fraud. I'd be all over PayPal to look into it. They are a pain in the ass to get into contact with, since it costs them money to deal with things instead of ignoring them, but persistence will get you there. If there is a pattern of this kind of thing, he's in deep shit.
     
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  17. Standingstones

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    Paracast membership is a recurring deal. You need to go into your PayPal account and shut down any further charges or he will continue to take his five dollar fee.
     
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  18. Standingstones

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    Ecker is infinitely worse than Kevin Randle about mentioning their military service. But both of these guys love to live in the past and worst yet, bring it up every podcast show. No wonder that very few tune in to listen to their programs.
     
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  19. Dewey

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    At least he didn't charge you for all 5 years since 2015...........yet.
     
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  20. Standingstones

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    I am not one of those people who believe Steinberg turned over a new leaf. Once a scumbag, always a scumbag. He probably found a source of income temporarily. That is why he stopped begging for a period of time. One thing is certain. Steinberg loves to live like a king when he is able to do so. More than likely this source of money dried up. Now he has taken to charging a membership fee from people who are no longer members.

    I would advise anyone who gave money to Steinberg at one time to go into their PayPal account and check to make sure he is cut off from charging you.
     
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