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From the Editor’s Perch

June 21, 2012

Editor’s Note:  You’ve noticed, if you follow the content of this blog, that we are concerned with the difficulty Artists have in supporting themselves financially.  So, from time to time, when we run across what seems like a good way to pick up some quick scratch – we try to mention it here on Schn00dles Blog.  

 Carnation Housewife Earns Money From Home Directing Drones for the Military



           When Margaret DeMarie fell asleep watching the late show two years ago, she awoke to see a job opportunity staring her in the face.

          “There it was,” she says, “just sitting there on the screen: an 800 number with the words, ‘earn money from home’.  It was eerie.  The station had already gone off.   It felt as if God had spoken.  So I called.”

          “To make a long story short, it involved watching TV for money!  And I could do it while ironing, cooking, or even knitting or watching my grandchildren.  They didn’t care.  Or maybe, they didn’t know.  But what mattered was whether I had an eye for anything ‘suspicious’.  When something caught my eye, (and we were trained a bit with a special video as to what to look for) I was to hone in on it by enlarging the screen, and if it panned out, to pin-point the coordinates and hit ‘send’ on the special flipper these two men – who installed a special black box on my TV – gave me.  A military contractor then analyzes it and forwards what they find – onto the military, if it was ‘so warranted’, for ‘engagement’.  We make more or less money, depending upon the strategic value of the intel we have forwarded. “

          “At first I wasn’t making more than a couple dollars a week.   But then, the second month in I happened onto what we call a ‘hot target’.  Just last month I bought a dishwasher with what I was paid!  It was installed during the day, so it was a week or so before my husband, Phil, even noticed.”

          “Isn’t this a new dishwasher?” Phil asked one evening.

          I nodded.

          “However did you get the money to buy that?”

          “Pin money, dear,” I told him.  “Pin money.”


 Photo is of a professional model, taken by Carl Nelson

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