Friday, February 9, 2018

The mystery of the media: Who Did I Talk To? An actual Ms. Jobs or a Fake Ms. Jobs?

The mystery of the media: Who Did I Talk To? An actual Ms. Jobs or a Fake Ms. Jobs?
“Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs is a widow of late marketing genius Steve Jobs, and inherited billions of Steve Jobs’ dollars. What would you feel if she would invite you to become the member of her foundation, and all you had to do is just to pay $5000,00?”
The paragraph above comes from my webpage: “Rich Laurene Powell Jobs” (this one is also added as an appendix).

It describes my communication with Ms. Jobs and her associate, who were trying to extract from me $5000.00.

However, since I have never met her face to face, I cannot be sure I was communicating with real Ms. Jobs, so I wrote another webpage: “Fake Laurene Powell Jobs”.

I thought that the story about a rich and powerful celebrity making money of people, or the story about some crooks making money by pretending to be a rich and powerful celebrity, or the story about some weird guy (me) trying to figure out if he was talking to a real rich and powerful celebrity or was made by crooks, would track some attention.

But I was wrong.

I sent a short note to Ms. Jobs, to her Emerson Collective organization, to Facebook, to some media outlets (on both sides of the political spectrum), even to the FBI!

The result is – nothing.

Dead silence.


I guess, Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs is not really so rich and powerful celebrity – at least in the eyes of the media.

Thank you for visiting,
Dr. Valentin Voroshilov
Education Advancement Professionals
GoMars.xyz

To learn more about my professional experience:
The voices of my students 
"The Backpack Full of Cahs": pointing at a problem, not offering a solution
Essentials of Teaching Science

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Appendix 


How does Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs make her OWN money?
Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs is a widow of late marketing genius Steve Jobs, and inherited billions of Steve Jobs’ dollars.
What would you feel if she would invite you to become the member of her foundation, and all you had to do is just to pay $5000,00?
Tempting?
Weird?
Curious?
In that case, let’s start from the beginning.
Since the day I learned about XQsuperschool project (https://xqsuperschool.org/) I have been trying to reach out Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs.
I did it three times.
First time I wrote an essay about innovations in education, and I sent an email via the XQsuperschool website.
Then I tried to reach her via Emerson Collective (http://www.emersoncollective.com/).
And the third time, and the scope of this story, is when I tried to reach Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs via Facebook.
The reason for me trying to reach Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs is described in my original post: (“XQsupesrschoola blessing or a waste of money?”; http://www.gomars.xyz/xq.htm). Shortly, I tried to point at the fact, that with the current approach her initiative might affect several American high schools, but will not make an impact on ALL American high schools (as she claimed).
I still stand for every word in that post.

I am sure neither Ms. Jobs nor her close associates had read the post, but since then I wrote many more, including “When reforms are due, too much of experience may be as bad as too little of it.” (https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/11/bgates.html) praising Bill Gates’ change in his view on public education.

I thought that Ms. Jobs could find this post useful, and I thought that maybe social media could help me to attract attention to the issue, which I call “philanthropic disaster in education”.

So, I went to Facebook (where else?) and searched for her name.
I found her Facebook account and I sent a direct Facebook message.
To my big surprise, she responded.
If you scroll down, you find my Facebook communication with Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs (with two comment in red).
Of course, when I got the response from Ms. Jobs, I got excited.
But soon “she” cut me off, I could not contact her account any more. I thought, she realized that I was no more than just an average physics teacher (I’m not!).
Then “she” came back and told me that she is a very busy person (that I understand), and redirected me to one of her associates, Mr. Robinson.
My communication with Mr. Robinson follows below my communication with Ms. Jobs.
Long story short, in order to become the member of Powel foundation I would have to pay money; $5000,00 to:
Bank Name: Unibank Haiti
Address : Petion Ville HT 611O Haiti North America.
Account Name : Jean Franz Alcindor 
Naturally, I am not going to pay. It feels wrong to me when a person whose net worth is 21 billion dollars would be collecting fees from people who she invited to become the members of her foundation. If that is a case, Ms. Jobs’ approach to reforming education is definitely bound to fail.
My conversation with Ms. Jobs.
Chat Conversation Start

Nov 11th, 12:20am
Laurene Powell Jobs
Dear Ms. Powell Jobs,
They say, 15 minutes can save years and millions from being spent on dead-end routes.
https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/11/bgates.html (6 min read)

http://www.gomars.xyz/cash.html (8 min read)

Everyone who dreams of changing education should keep it mind - it is NOT about money per se, it is about how to use those money. For example, it is a well-known fact that many countries whose kids are at the top of the list in STEM spend much less per a pupil than U.S.
It is also a well-known fact that philanthropists have spent in the past hundreds of millions of dollars without making a visible shift in education (on a large scale; excluding local and disconnected success)
Sincerely,
Dr. Valentin Voroshilov
GoMars.xyz/vvli.html
Nov 12th, 4:08pm
Are you a member in my foundation? If not I will encourage you to become a member as you will be assisted financially in any project and goals you have in life as a registered member.
Dear Ms. Powell Jobs, I appreciate your response, I would be honored to become a member of the Emerson Collective Foundation. Please, advise how to proceed. The website does not offer such an option.
[the beginning silence]

[the resurrection of Ms. Jobs]

Dec 6th, 11:49pm
Sorry, I'm a very busy person, mail Howard Robinson Email {mailrobinsondesk1@aol.com} to process your membership indicating I referred you to contact him.
Dec 7th, 11:27pm
Dear Ms. Powell Jobs, No apology necessary, I imagine how many people would like to have your attention, Thank you for your advice, I will follow it, Please, do not feel obliged to respond to this note, Thank you Valentin Voroshilov
Dec 17th, 8:17pm
Have you been able to complete with your membership registration?
Dec 18th, 9:03am
I sent requested information about a week ago but have not heard back. Thank you for checking up on the progress.
Tue 11:48pm
Have you gotten any response now?
Wed 10:02am
Sorry, but no,
maybe I missed something important,
this private link
www.GoMars.xyz/j6f45bDDter.html
has the copy of our communication,
thank you again
Chat Conversation End
My conversation with mysterious Mr. Robinson
Dear Mr. Robinson,
Some time ago miraculously I was able to get in touch with Ms. Powell Jobs, and she referred me to you to ask you to process my membership in the foundation.
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"Email {mailrobinsondesk1@aol.com} to process your membership indicating I referred you to contact him."
Could you, please, let me know at your convenience, what steps should I make?
Thank you in advance,
Valentin
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Attn: Valentin,
Be advised that your email is received. I am aware that you have been in contact with my Principal, Laurene Powell Jobs to become a Registered Member of Powell Family Foundation which is a mandatory requirement before you can receive financial assistance or to establish an enterprise.
Find attached below this email your Membership form to register with the foundation, to print fill and return to me through email and once received will be processed accordingly. Also send a scan copy of your Int' Passport or Driver's license to assure we are processing the legitimate membership.
I wholeheartedly congratulate you on the wonderful step you have taken to be a part of the world of financial support which is Powell Family Foundation.
 Becoming a member of the Foundation gives such a confidence! It gives a feeling of partnership, that you aren’t alone! At the difficult moment you will never be abandoned but you will always be helped and supported! This is a unit of new society, brighter and better. I will understand your next line of action in your next email to me.
Regards,
Howard Robinson
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Dear Mr. Robinson,
thank you very much for your quick response, and for your helpful introduction on the next steps,
attached is my application
I attached two versions (written and typed).
I was not sure what membership level to check, so I checked two the most appropriate from my point of view.
I am not requesting any funds - at least at this point, because at first I would prefer to have a discussion with a more experience fellow member or members, maybe even from MA (or remotely).
I have been working on several projects, and they are in different state of clarity, and also different projects would require different scales, and one of the hopes is that the conversation would help we to select the first project to be initiated.
Plus, after leaving Russia 17 years ago, I have not had an experience in managing a project; at this point in my professional career I feel more like Steve Wozniak without having met yet Steve Jobs.
Jumping into a project without being ready may compromise the project, and that is why I would like to meet with some experienced members first.
Please, feel free to let me know your thoughts on the matter, and ask any questions,
Thank you again,
Valentin


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Dear Mr. Robertson,
could you let me know the status of my membership?
Do you have everything you need, or do you need something else?
Do you think in my case there are obstacle which do not allow to proceed with it?
Please, feel free to let me know or ask any questions.
I am planning on traveling and may be out of reach the first weeks of 2018.
It seems that Ms. Powell Jobs also would like to have an update on the progress.
Thank you
Valentin
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Attn: Valentin Voroshilov,
Your Membership details to register with the Powell Family Foundation has been received accordingly on the 11th December 2017, my apologize for getting back to you not until now to enable you complete your registration process, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on the wonderful step you have taken to be a part of the world of kindness which is Powell Family Foundation, I never fail to share my own personal experience, born deaf and dumb Laurene Powell Jobs still recognized the innate desire in me to serve humanity and despite my disability gave me the opportunity to work with her as personal assistant and coordinator of the Powell Family Foundation, that itself is an act of kindness that I can never forget and I thank you immensely for your decision to become a part of us.
This is a community of ordinary people who love Powell Family Foundation, selflessly helping each other, with a kind of mutual aid. This is the sprout of something new in modern soulless and ruthless world of greed. The goal here is creating a world filled with Kindness.
Powell Family Foundation is a voluntary informal association of  people throughout the Earth, with Laurene Powell Jobs and her activities as something close to our hearts! Here people help each other by joining. Today as you become a member you help and tomorrow you will be helped as another kind person joins. It’s the main principle of The Powell Family Foundation of Kindness.
Becoming a member of the Powell Family Foundation gives such a confidence! It gives a feeling of partnership, that you aren’t alone! At the difficult moment you will never be abandoned but you will always be helped and supported! this is a unit of new society, brighter and better.
Note that upon your completion of the membership process you will be qualified for an option to receiving financial incentive as Laurene Powell Jobs has pre-approved  non repayable grant for your project sponsorship . The approval of your grant was contained in a decision passed across to me by my principal Laurene Powell Jobs an Executive Board Member of this humble Foundation.
However the payment of the registration fee to process your request to join as member precedes your request process.
It is also called  membership fee as our assistance are meant for those who are fully part and parcel of this renowned organization. The Powell Family Foundation has presence in over 60 countries of the world where we are impacting directly to people either in dare need like war torn countries of Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Haiti, Liberia, Iraq etc where we have gifted several million of dollars. Therefore when you become member of the foundation through the compulsory registration fee already stipulated you are contributing towards helping human race which is our cardinal objective.
For your information the fees and benefits of the different levels of membership of the Powell Family Foundation is detailed below
For your information and interest the financial benefits of the different levels of membership of Powell Family Foundation is detailed below and membership is open to all countries.
Project Sponsor Membership Fee: US $5000
As a project sponsor member, these are members who are already financially blessed and qualified to sponsor any Powell Family Foundation project in any of the less privileged countries, and a membership card.
Student Membership Fee (ENTRY LEVEL): US $850
As a student member you are qualified to receive project sponsorship to the limit of US$50,000 (Fifty Thousand US$) and a membership ID card.
Associate Membership Fee: US $1,500
As an associate member, you are qualified to receive project sponsorship to the limit of US$100,000 (One Hundred Thousand US$) and a membership card
General Membership Fee: US $2,000
As a general member you are qualified to receive project sponsorship to the limit of US$200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand US$), and a membership card.
Executive Membership Fee: US $3,000
As an executive member you are qualified to receive project sponsorship to the limit of US$300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand US$), qualified to attend annually Powell Family Foundation auditing with all expense paid, and a membership card.
Lifetime Membership Fee: US $5,000
As a lifetime member you are qualified to receive project sponsorship to the limit of US$500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand US$), qualified to attend board and yearly Powell Family Foundation financial auditing with all expense paid, and a membership card.
I will wait to know your next line of action with specifics to when you intend to forward the registration fee depending on your choice of membership.
Regards,
Howard Robinson
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Dear Mr. Robinson,
After considering all the options I decide to become a Lifetime Member,
It would fit the best the project I am developing right now,
Please, let me know how to proceed,
Due to the upcoming changes in the tax code, I would like to finalize the process this week it,
Thank you
Valentin
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Attn: Valentin  Voroshilov,
This is to acknowledge the reception of your email and the content is well noted, your choice as a Lifetime Member which you have to pay the membership fee of US$5000 to qualify to receive US$500,000 for your project.
 You will receive financial assistance of US$500,000 upon payment of the membership fee of US$5000 to complete your membership registration process to the Foundation, kindly find the payment instructions below of the Foundation Financier to make the payment so your membership registration process can be completed and funds disbursed within 48 hours from the foundation to your provided bank account. 
Bank Name: Unibank Haiti
Address : Petion Ville HT 611O Haiti North America.
Account Name : Jean Franz Alcindor 
Account Number :276-1052-1264566
Routing Number :121100274
Swift Code :UBNKHTPP
Amount:US$5000
Once you make the payment send attached copy of payment slip, also provide your receiving bank information to enable immediate processing for disbursement of financial assistance to you.
Regards,
Howard Robinson
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Howard Robinson

10:52 AM (10 minutes ago)
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Attn: Valetin Voroshilov,
Compliment of the season, I was on annual vacation during the Christmas and New Year period and I just resume back to office today, Have you been able to complete with your membership registration? Your prompt response is required.
Regards,

Howard Robinson