---- Our audit of paid links from PR-penalized sites
europeforvisitors - 5:38 pm on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)
What the originator of the post and myself are both saying is that in fact even though the page rank on the websites we buy some paid links from and in my case my own website have gone down in page rank, rankings are better than ever and have been right the summer and to this date.
Whether Google has or hasn't punished sites recently for paid links is irrelevant to whether it will or might do so in the future.
Google has made its feelings clear. You're welcome to take its words as a warning or as PR fluff, as you choose.