Vedic Geeks Invade Iowa
File under: Satscams and The Siddhi of PR
Other parts of the U.S. may be pooping on him, but they still love them some Maharishi in Fairfield, Iowa. He's been spending boatloads of cash to rebuild buildings there to his own petty, obsessive-compulsive standards. And now he's sending over his Vedic geek squads from India in droves in an effort to jump-start his eponymous "Effect" and finally bring the peace he's been bragging about all these years. [Ed.note: Guess who's not going to be holding their breath waiting for the effect of the "Effect."]
The insane little man isn't all that crazy, though. He's scamming the U.S. government for low-income housing credits to provide shelter for the influx of Indians:
Should the low-income housing grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Iowa Finance Authority come through, dwellings ranging from one-bedroom to three-bedroom homes and apartments will be available for $450 to $550 a month, said Kent Boyum, director of economic development for Maharishi Vedic City.We've got to tip our turban to the Maharishi's crumbling mind for having it together enough to flimflam a government subsidy for his crumbling dreams. No wonder he's been so successful. The man is obviously a master... conman, that is.