Thug billboard promoting self-help book

Thug billboard promoting self-help book

There are 17 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from Mar 27, 2008, titled Thug billboard promoting self-help book. In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

Now, neighbors want to know who put up the billboard and why? Tthis billboard at the corner of East Delavan Avenue and Humboldt Parkway is generating controversy and confusion.

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is this real

United States

#1 Mar 27, 2008
Bags of money?......Bags of money?!!!!....Wait...did you say Bags of money?...ok...i thought thats what you said, but i'm just thinking i "wants to see's this birth certificate's". What is happening..........
kay

Buffalo, NY

#2 Mar 27, 2008
this is very real and the positive influence that this has on the peple who read it is real too the title thug motivation is used to attract the target group of readers. those who have goals dreams and ambitions with no guidance. drive down bailey street ask someone who has read the book. they will let you know its all about preparing self for a positive change within self using positive actions........ bags of money is the proof... from rags to riches...... he also has a website www.bagsofmoney.us
junior

United States

#3 Mar 27, 2008
There's better ways to promote books,then to continue glorifing the street mentality that has kids acting violent.
What ever happened to promoting a positive self-help book with positivity.

w
hammer Grand Island

United States

#4 Mar 28, 2008
Why would you even give this person air time.
bags of money my arse

Buffalo, NY

#5 Mar 28, 2008
ok, this person promotes getting rich with real estate.
Haven't we heard this song and dance before?
This is why Buffalo is littered with vacant abandoned houses, or occupied houses that are full of housing code violations.
Or else they flip the house or sell it on the internet to another fool who thinks they're gonna get rich with the old dilapetated (spelling) houses in Buffalo.
People with dollar signs in their eyeballs think, "Wow, this guy is right. I can buy a house for $100.00 down, fix it up and live off the rent."
They don't take into consideration of what goes on behind the scenes when you own property.
Your "responsible" tenants break your bathtub, your windows, don't cough up their rent, pretty soon, you're behind in your taxes, you can't pay for a new porch, your tenants move out in the middle of the night, you come in and find holes in the walls, your copper plumbing gone. So what do you do? You abandon it.
Another eyesore sitting on the streets of Buffalo.
Bags of money: he didn't get it with the houses in Buffalo. He got his money from the sales of his book. Stupid people plunking down their dollars to buy a book telling them what they should already know.
xxxxx

Buffalo, NY

#6 Mar 28, 2008
another thug using thug culture to appeal to black kids. when will it end?
hadit

Delevan, NY

#7 Mar 28, 2008
Bags of Money is an opportunistic Sack of Crap. Flipping houses is one reason the east side looks like it does. How many Habitat for Humanity houses has he helped renovate? Does he have any signs in Amherst, Clarence, Newfane, or the Tonawandas? People out there like money too. No? Of course not. He is playing the race card trying to scam those who can least afford it. Run him out out of Buffalo.
abe froman sausage king

Lancaster, NY

#8 Mar 29, 2008
how disgusting, they could have displayed a much more tasteful way of getting their point across
Hidden Agenda

United States

#9 Apr 1, 2008
Everyone deserves a fair chance but this is a true mockery to "US" as a people. Have we as a race regressed this much, which the only way the attention of our urban youth can be caught is by using derogatory “catch phrases” like “Thug Motivation”? NO, this would be the calculated approach of an uneducated, perverted, ex-con who had 12 years behind bars to think of another way to flim flam and scam. HELLO! We are actually in the progressive year of 2008 having open forums on an old man who runs around, preying on naive girls and a misguided populace, calling himself Bags of Money. This is truly "Bags of Bulls***". At what point do men of men become accountable for what they represent and put on display. And, what is up with Lamar Advertising? Did Mr. Money Bags give such a great pitch that Lamar advertising was convinced that this was a message our urban youth needed to receive? I think not, they both are laughing all the way to the bank while our youth has become more confused and our females even more violated. This person has a hidden agenda, perhaps a superficial concern… with greed, ego and incompetence underlying. Remember this:“It’s not what you say it’s how you say it”. And, I firmly believe that if he truly had pure intentions on reaching a public who he refers to as young, on edge and uninformed he should have taken the time to THINK about a RESPONSIBLE and culturally sensitive approach to his target market. Peace.
Hidden Agenda

United States

#10 Apr 1, 2008
I AM A RESIDENT OF BUFFALO NY NOT BRUNSWICK NJ.

Everyone deserves a fair chance but this is a true mockery to "US" as a people. Have we as a race regressed this much, which the only way the attention of our urban youth can be caught is by using derogatory catch phrases like Thug Motivation? NO, this would be the calculated approach of an uneducated, perverted, ex-con who had 12 years behind bars to think of another way to flim flam and scam. HELLO! We are actually in the progressive year of 2008 having open forums on an old man who runs around, preying on naive girls and a misguided populace, calling himself Bags of Money. This is truly "Bags of Bulls***". At what point do men of men become accountable for what they represent and put on display. And, what is up with Lamar Advertising? Did Mr. Money Bags give such a great pitch that Lamar advertising was convinced that this was a message our urban youth needed to receive? I think not, they both are laughing all the way to the bank while our youth has become more confused and our females even more violated. This person has a hidden agenda, perhaps a superficial concern with greed, ego and incompetence underlying. Remember this Its not what you say its how you say it. And, I firmly believe that if he truly had pure intentions on reaching a public who he refers to as young, on edge and uninformed he should have taken the time to THINK about a RESPONSIBLE and culturally sensitive approach to his target market. Peace.
I am with Kay

United States

#11 Apr 1, 2008
so sick of people who have nothing more to focus on. Everytime someone tries to do something positive our very own people and type turn it into a negative. Nowadays if you go against the Anglo-Saxon norm and have any type of individuality or fresh perspective people want to attack. It's funny that the same people doing all the talking and hating are the same people who more than likely come from the same background and economic disadvantage. Stop being ignorant and have some open mindness, you may not like how it looks and you may not even like how it sounds, that shouldn't be your concern. Focus on the message. People do the same thing in church, oh i don't like this and i dont like that and at the end of it all you miss the message. Seek the message- embrace individuality and enjoy people who do not have stale personalities those who are not afraid to be themselves.
Cannot b serious

United States

#12 Apr 1, 2008
are you really giving this thought and airtime
fools

Buffalo, NY

#13 Apr 1, 2008
I am with Kay wrote:
so sick of people who have nothing more to focus on. Everytime someone tries to do something positive our very own people and type turn it into a negative. Nowadays if you go against the Anglo-Saxon norm and have any type of individuality or fresh perspective people want to attack. It's funny that the same people doing all the talking and hating are the same people who more than likely come from the same background and economic disadvantage. Stop being ignorant and have some open mindness, you may not like how it looks and you may not even like how it sounds, that shouldn't be your concern. Focus on the message. People do the same thing in church, oh i don't like this and i dont like that and at the end of it all you miss the message. Seek the message- embrace individuality and enjoy people who do not have stale personalities those who are not afraid to be themselves.
I am focusing on the message: the message on the billboard shows a male in Roman armor, surrounded by 3 pretty women, one of them with a short skirt with her legs partially open and a sultry look on her face.
Yep, again, sexually exploiting females. Why 3 women for ONE man?
Also "bags of money?" from real estate?
"I am with Kay" You need to look around you: in every neighborhood of Buffalo, east and west, north and south, is the results of those who have watched those infomercials that started in the 80's with the promise of getting bags of money in real estate.
And a lot of "Anglo-Saxon" norms (white people) got sucked into that line of hogwash too.
Anybody with a "get rich quick" scheme starts their publications with the same motivational material. Every company that promotes "work at home" and "be your own boss" has the same agenda.
Companies like Avon, Mary Kay, Amway, and now those work-at-home-with-your-compute r are the same.
This "bags of money" guy has nothing new to say. But he should be forthright in what he says. And anybody thinking they are going to get rich in flipping houses is contributing to the downfall of our neighborhoods.
And if you think that what I am saying is more Anglo-Saxon norm foolishness, you are just a fool to be taken in by this charleton.
As P.T. Barnum said a long time ago: "There's one born every minute."
He was referring to suckers. People getting sucked in to nonsense.
Oh and don't forget former Tony Masiello himself was sucked in by Texas real estate "developer" Scott Wizig. Mr. Wizig breezed into Buffalo and bought up hundreds of properties in low income areas. He even had a face-to-face meeting with Tony. And Mr. Mayor gets on the news, praising Wizig as someone who was going to "turn Buffalo around" with investing in run-down houses and fixing them up.
What happened? Wizig fixed up a few, then skipped town, leaving Buffalo in a worse state: and Masiello with egg on his face.
Newsflash people: unless you can afford to pump a lot of money into repairing these 100 year old houses and can afford to float your section 8 tenants and those who move in, pay rent for about 3 months, stop paying and move out 6 months later in the middle of the night, leaving behind a trashed house, YOU AIN'T GONNA GET RICH WITH BUFFALO'S DETERIORATING HOUSING STOCK!
fools!
kay

United States

#14 Apr 7, 2008
i wonder have any one of you even read the book..... the book is a motivational book..... it is about getting in the mind frame to do the right thing..... no where in the book does it mention how to or that you even should buy real estate..... he just found his niche and followed it..... now anyone of you with these comments please advise me howelse we can reach the youths and attempt to turn there lives around..... most of the men that bags of money are trying to reach enjoy the perspective of cash cars and beautiful women...... all he is showing is that they too can be successful while doing something positive and that he knows how tough it is to conquer criminalistic behavior but how much greater things are once you do ... back and forth to prison..... in the end his decision to do the right thing led him to succes rather than all the crooked schemes he had before...... and as far as the exploitation of women..... clothing designers are selling clothes that are getting smaller and tighter..... these celebrities on t.v. are acting and looking more whorish..... goverment officilas sleeping with prostitues...... and you all want to attack a man for trying to reach a popualation of potential convicts , felons, criminals, dead men, welfare recipients..... shame on you all...... you should be grateful that someone is attempting to play the role of savior in this community..... may i mention this is a role that none of you are trying to play.... since you have such a great ideas of how there would be a better way to reach these lost youths you show us how........ whats it going to be toss them in a cell.......... and for your information a thug is someone who goes for what he believes in.... underminding all disbelievers opinions..... showing no weakness when all others are wishing for failure..... doing whatever it takes to go for their goals...... i would just wish that someone would think of me as a thug and being thug motivated............ buy the book maybe you could learn something
bags of money

United States

#15 Apr 7, 2008
chapter 38 LIVE AT 11 read it and understand the power of thug motivation. Aint the HONEYBUNS beautiful? Thank U all for the support. Much lov Kay
lamont

Mission, KS

#16 Apr 7, 2008
Get rich sceems are harmfull. I got out (the ghetto) with hard work. My moma alway said, if it sound too good to be true it probubly is.
LJE

Buffalo, NY

#17 Sep 24, 2012
All I have to say is....If you are going to hate on an AUTHOR or that AUTHOR's PUBLICATIONS, at least brush up on your spelling and grammar. Or hit the spell check. That's all I gotz ta say!!(I spelled gotz wrong on purpose, I gotz my book learning', so I can do that)

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