I'm sure every age has had its scheisters, snake oil salesmen, scam artists, etc.
Well, people are JUST as dumb and have the SAME needs as 1 century ago, 10 centuries ago, or 25 centuries ago.
Man is still man -- complete with the wounds of original sin.
Just look at this advertisement I found. Obviously the owner of the ad knows his audience, and knows that some people will be gullible enough to buy his product, or he wouldn't bother!
Just read the list of what this product "does" -- it's snake oil, plain and simple! Like one of those "elixirs" from the 19th century.
34 Reasons To Drink Himalayan Goji Juice.
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