Saturday, December 22, 2007

Message to: Pamela Smith, Bertha Lopez, Cheryl Cox/David Bejarano

To Chula Vista Elementary School District trustees Pamela Smith, Bertha Lopez, Cheryl Cox/David Bejarano and to other public officials who stubbornly deny all claims:

Sometimes, in order to act in your own best interest, you have to act in the interest of someone you have harmed.

You would be wise to stop taking orders from insurance company shills Diane Crosier, Rick Rinear, Rodger Hartnett and Lisa Adrience-Jensen. They are harming students, teachers, and school districts with their advice to cover up crimes and other wrongdoing. If Randy Ward won't stop the wrongdoing, you should.

*Definition of shill Unabridged (v 1.1)

1. a person who poses as a customer in order to decoy others into participating, as at a gambling house, auction, confidence game, etc.

2. a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.

3. to work as a shill: He shills for a large casino.
4. to advertise or promote (a product) as or in the manner of a huckster; hustle: He was hired to shill a new TV show.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
American Heritage Dictionary -

n. One who poses as a satisfied customer or an enthusiastic gambler to dupe bystanders into participating in a swindle.

v. To act as a shill for (a deceitful enterprise).
To lure (a person) into a swindle.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Online Etymology Dictionary

1916, "one who acts as a decoy for a gambler, auctioneer, etc." (probably originally circus or carnival argot), probably a shortened form of shillaber (1913) with the same meaning, origin unknown. The verb is attested from 1914.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper

1. a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others

1. act as a shill; "The shill bid for the expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up"

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

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