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  • The Women Of Avon 'Lipstick' It To The DSA, Wherefore Art Thou Ramey-O? [View article]

    @Matt Stewart

    "Ethical direct sellers are distancing themselves from theDSA
    The women of. Avon lead the charge"

    Are you talking about those same ethical Avonwomen who paid $135 million dollars to settle a bribery investigation?
    Bloomberg 5/1/14
    Sep 16 04:34 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unthinkable, Unimaginable And Unspeakable: Why Wall Street Clings To The Herbalife Myth [View article]

    @Bruce Craig

    Once again, if HLF is so terrible why did you not file a lawsuit against them when you worked at the Wisconsin Attorney General's office?

    I have asked you this question several times yet you n Ever respond.

    Maybe, it's because you don't have a good answer to my question?
    Sep 16 04:13 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confessions Of A Herbalife Distributor 2.0 - Inside The Recruiting Cartel [View article]
    "Most new recruits die trying"

    So now you're saying that Herbalife not only causes recruits to fail but it causes them to die.

    Where is your evidence for this?

    I get that this is hyperbole but SA is supposedly against hyperbole.

    Apparently,SA rules don't apply to you.
    Sep 8 01:38 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confessions Of A Former Herbalife Distributor: Ousted For Success [View article]
    @Matt from Trial Balloons, Inc.

    "To protect his identity, we will just call him "Steve" and his wife "Susan"."

    Me thinks, the story is made in whole or in part of Swiss Cheese.

    Think about it, logically.

    If this story was true don't you think that HLF. Would know right away who these people are?

    Are there so many people doing what Strve and Susan did and then getting fired that HLF won't be able to identify them right away?

    Being anonymous we don't know that they ever worked for HLF .

    Being anonymous we can't test their credibility.

    Did you check out their story in any way before writing this?

    Let's assume ( for the moment) the story is true:
    What do they accomplish by telli g it toMatt?
    Wouldn't it have made. More sense tosell it to Ackman?
    Wouldn't it have it made more sense to complain to a govt. agency?

    Does anyone remember Giovanni Bohorquez?

    Does anyone remember the phony secret recording that Michelle Celarier-NY Post was so eager to write about?
    Sep 5 12:58 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Importance Of 'Suggested Retail Price' To The Herbalife Fraud [View article]
    @Matt from Bloor St

    "Does Herbalife sell any product at suggested retail price?"

    Perhaps, you've heard of a small chain called Macy's.
    For years they would advertise sale prices off of suggested retail prices.
    Often enough, no sales ever took place at the suggested retail price.

    I don't know if it was a NY Attorney General or someone else so now Macy's has a disclaimer in their circulars ( in small print) that no sales may have taken place at MSP.

    They also had "lowest price of the season" as do many other retailers which was meaningless ecause they never defined their season. Macy's now tells customers when their faux seasons begin and ends.

    Macy's still advertises on tv- one day sales with a preview day. The way I count that makes two days.

    So with all the terrible things you say HLF does I can find many nonmlm cos. that do the same things.

    Since, I know you strive to be fair I eagerly look forward to the first of your hopefully 100 plus articles on "Why the Govt. Should Shut Down Macy's".
    Sep 3 11:37 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Enough Is Enough [View article]
    "Especially since the appearance of E. Rober Smith's whistleblower novel! Downline an intolerable potential to deceive, the climate has changed."

    Is Downline still selling millions of copies every week?

    Weren't those the most wonderful Congrssional Hearings you've ever seen?

    Who could believe that every Senator, Congrssman, and President would get together to say HLF should be shut down?

    What about those exquisite editorials from newspapers around the world saying HLF is the worst co since the beginning of man?

    What about those demonstrations (massive) in cities. All across the. Nation from people of all colors, religions, ethnic groups and economics classes demanding that HLF be shut down immediately if not sooner?

    How could I have possibly missed all that?
    Sep 1 11:03 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To Ms. Julie Hyman: Bloomberg TV Reporter (And Any Others Who Care To Read) [View article]
    @K Herbert

    "exuberant shipping costs"

    I've never heard anyone refer to shipping costs as exuberant, before. I assume you meant exorbitant.
    Aug 26 01:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To Ms. Julie Hyman: Bloomberg TV Reporter (And Any Others Who Care To Read) [View article]

    @Matt from Mattel

    While you talk about Heads or Tails and Snakes or Ladders Imuch preferthenew game I was feverishly working on this weekend.

    It's Suitable for all ages and will soon be sweeping the nation. Better yet its free. And you get to makeup your own rules.

    I call it:Pin TheTailOn TheAckman.
    Aug 25 10:57 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife And The MLM 'Industry:' The Long And Short Of It [View article]

    Since Ackman has already spent more than 50 million dollars running a full gambit on HLF. Maybe if you ask nicely ( as Ebook Boys press agent. Does he pay you Everytime you mention his book or is this some kind of up line/ downline deal?) Ackman can buy enough books to make Smittty's book seller.

    While you're at it maybe Aackman can buy you a Congressional Hearing?

    Maybe Ackman can buy you some legislation?

    Maybe Ackman can buy you a power co. That doesn't engage in deceptive practices?
    Aug 20 02:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife And The MLM 'Industry:' The Long And Short Of It [View article]


    "Most of the time I pulled out of ventures when Ibecame uncomfortable"
    "any sense of business ethics would and should eliminate that foundational fraud from the business altogether."

    So why do you work for North American Power and Gas?

    From the BBB Business Review(Connecticut)

    BBB has received a pattern of consumer complaints alleging that North American Power and Gaa (NAP) 's advertising ad telemarketing representatives misrepresented the savings customers would receive when switching from their current electric or gas service provider to NAP services.

    Other complaints al
    Egged that NAP telemarketers failed to properly identify themselves as NAP representatives in order to deceptively switch consumers from their current electric service to NAP's service
    486 complaints in all including many from 2014

    Te Maryland Public Service Commision finedNAP $100,000 for engaging in 19separate deceptive practices and banned them from soliciting door to door.
    The Daily Record. Ben Mook 6/13/11

    At least firmware investigating potential class action lawsuits against (NAP) for deceptive practices- one fromNy the other from PA.

    So whileyou whine about how MLM's treat distributors you don't seem to care how they treat actual customers.

    News flash: Consumers are entitled to greater protections than. Distributors under the law.

    Hypocrisy 101 Redux!
    Aug 19 08:11 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ackman's Gravitas Statistically Provable: Look Out Below [View article]

    @Ebook Boy

    "They are unable to just say I thnk you're wrong."

    I could say I know you're wrong but we have enough boring, repetitive comments.

    Think of my comments as amuse- bouches. Informational and entertaining. I require no sign up fee and no minimum purchase.
    Aug 19 05:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Ackman's Shareholder Letter Comments On Herbalife [View article]

    "his self-sacrificing witch hunt.."

    Are you saying?

    Ackman is a regular Joan of Arc


    Ackman would like to bring back the Salem Witch Trials
    Aug 18 10:01 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Something's Rotten In The State Of Missouri - Is Mr. Stiritz On The Wrong Side Of The Trade? [View article]

    @Ebook Boy

    "you've got skinny people joining Herbalife buying weight loss shakes. What does that tell you."

    1. That they think they are and/ or look fat.

    2.that they have self- image problems

    3. That they've been fat efore and never want to go back.

    4. That they want to sample the product before they sell to others.

    5.that it tastes good

    6. To see if you could write a comment without mentioning your book.

    Aug 18 02:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Something's Rotten In The State Of Missouri - Is Mr. Stiritz On The Wrong Side Of The Trade? [View article]

    @Matt from Costa Rica

    "why is it that the world's largest and most successful food companies are getting out of the Meal Replacement business ?"

    Why is it that one of the world's most successful investors has gotten into the Meal Replacement business?

    Ever hear of Warren Buffett? When Buffet bought Heinz with a Brazilian partner he also acquired Weight Watchers.

    Can you guess what business Weight Waychers is in?

    Aug 17 08:17 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chapman And Hempton On Herbalife: The Blind Are Leading The Blind [View article]

    @QTR. "I already have what I want, and that's simply for these regulators to take a good, hard look."

    So you don't care whether HLF is shut down?

    So you don't care whether or not any govt. agency files a complaint against HLF- let alone prove its case?

    So you don't care whether any govt. agency issues new MLM regulations?

    So you don't care whether you lose even more money on your HLF short bet?

    If any or all your answers to the above questions are yes I have some Solynadrastock I'd like to sell you.
    Aug 17 08:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment