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  • New Herbalife-bashing video surfaces [View news story]
    The key is WHAT to MOTIVATE by creating incentives.

    Incentives to sell products to the ULTIMATE USERS are good things. Incentives for recruitment are ONLY to extent that it leads to more sales to the ULTIMATE USERS and not for the recruitment itself.
    Jul 6, 2015. 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Herbalife-bashing video surfaces [View news story]
    when are you going to learn that your questions JUST DO NOT MATTER as they are not relevant to the court
    Jul 3, 2015. 12:56 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Natural Gas Industry Will Meet An Untimely Collapse [View article]
    There were real costs of the stimulus bill. That money came out of folks who could have spent it in other ways that THEY wanted.

    There were MARGINAL benefits for this slush fund. Even the President noted that many of the projects were not "shovel ready".

    Bastiat still weeps. Normally one can point to real visible benefits and the invisible costs are not shown. Yet here you did not even get visible benefits from this boondoggle.

    But all of this is a far cry from encouraging the exploration, production and delivery of energy.

    Not only was this not a win/win - this was a lose/lose situation that compounded the debt problem for the country.

    I suppose one could change the employment figures again, but there is no hiding the short term and long term loss from the "stimulus" is so bad that the very term is laughed at now.
    Jul 3, 2015. 06:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Herbalife-bashing video surfaces [View news story]
    Is INDUCTIVE REASONING the latest buzz word falsely used?

    "Inductive reasoning (as opposed to deductive reasoning or abductive reasoning) is reasoning in which the premises seek to supply strong evidence for (not absolute proof of) the truth of the conclusion. While the conclusion of a deductive argument is certain, the truth of the conclusion of an inductive argument is PROBABLE, based upon the evidence given.

    For example:

    A large enough asteroid impact would create a very large crater and cause a severe impact winter that could drive the non-avian dinosaurs to extinction.

    We observe that there is a very large crater in the gulf of Mexico dating to very near the time the the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs

    Therefore it is possible that this impact could explain why the non-avian dinosaurs went extinct.

    Note however that this is NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE. OTHER EVENTS also coincide with the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs.

    http://bit.ly/1JwDNQm

    Courts accept DEDUCTIVE reasoning instead.

    One can use induction in hypothesis CREATION but not in TESTING.
    Jul 1, 2015. 03:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    By analogy - you might have the opinion that the law of gravity does not apply to you.

    The statement of fact would be that the result of jumping unaided off a 10 story building might not have a good result
    Jun 29, 2015. 03:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    given the definition of validity and reliability known to those who UNDERSTAND statistics, my comment was NOT an opinion but a statement of FACT
    Jun 29, 2015. 02:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    Precisely. No burden of proof needed for his opinion. Glad you understood.
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    He can say whatever he wants within the rules of the board and others can point out his failures

    Yet the major point is that the ACCUSERS bear the burden of proof to convict the FIRM, of which this article is based. That burden is NOT met by invalid or unreliable opinions.

    Failing to meet the burden will mean that Herbalife won't be convicted and thus will get a bump financially - the direct opposite of many folks investment thesis.
    Jun 29, 2015. 02:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    unfortunately his comments was his opinion

    my comment was about the FACT that his comment did not constitute validity and/or reliability as normally defined by statistics
    Jun 29, 2015. 02:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    Yes like many you want the BURDEN OF PROOF reversed

    You have every right to say whatever you want within the rules of this board and everyone else can point out your failings

    and you should learn the difference between opinion and fact
    and what constitutes validity and reliability

    a good stat course would help in that regard.
    Jun 29, 2015. 01:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    It's not inaccurate to call HLF a scam if I think they are one. This isn't a court of law, I'm not suing them, here we discuss our opinions and mine are as valid as anyone else throwing them around. I've listed why I think it's a scam many times and have yet to see data that refutes it.
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    more of Alice in Wonderland justice

    If the premise that this article is about INVESTMENTS and that any legal action will have on that investment

    then one has to consider what the probably legal outcome will be

    and that is based on validity and reliability of the information provided and to that extent your comments ARE NOT VALID OR RELIABLE as understood by ANY court.

    Thus no legal ramification should be inferred or adverse effect investment as a result.
    Jun 29, 2015. 01:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    actually the DEFENSE does not have to prove anything

    THE ACCUSER BEARS THE BURDEN OF PROOF
    Jun 29, 2015. 12:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Natural Gas Industry Will Meet An Untimely Collapse [View article]
    Denton, Texas, is not the first community to ban fracking.

    And like other towns, the city was swiftly hit with two lawsuits: one by an industry group and another by a state government agency.

    The real difference is that after all those things occurred, state lawmakers responded by passing a ban prohibiting such local control measures.

    Texas was the first state to pass such a restrictive law, but Oklahoma quickly followed suit.

    http://tinyurl.com/nc5...
    Jun 28, 2015. 02:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Natural Gas Industry Will Meet An Untimely Collapse [View article]
    many of the "greens" are actually just "red" in disguise and are just anti-capitalists.

    Another group of "greens" are just anti-energy.

    anti-coal
    anti-natural gas
    anti-oil
    anti-nuclear
    anti-solar
    anti-wind
    anti-hydroelectric

    They are against the delivery of energy

    no pipelines
    no trains
    no trucks
    no ships
    no barges
    no transmission lines
    no power plants
    no refineries
    no gasoline stations

    anti-technology

    regardless of the 50 years of studying fracking,
    they will want ANOTHER study and more regulation
    and certainly not in their backyard NIMBY
    Jun 28, 2015. 09:17 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    If you had written, "IF someone presents a bad statistical analysis, all one who wishes to challenge it has to do is credibly demonstrate its FALLACIES.", I would agree. Unfortunately, you seem to think that your assertion that an analysis is flawed is sufficient; and when you actually try to demonstrate any fallacies you most often present analogies that are inapplicable to the analysis. Rigorous challenge demands better.
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    Unfortunately for your glib response, those who understand the concepts of reliability and validity know that my response was sufficient.

    That is why the courts have consistently ruled a certain way. Note the number of times that the plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden of proof and lost. The most recent case the plaintiffs lawyers noted their low probability of success and settled for pennies on the dollar. The court accepted the settlement
    Jun 28, 2015. 08:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Herbalife Failed To Distinguish Itself As A Legitimate MLM? [View article]
    more burden shifting AGAIN
    Jun 28, 2015. 08:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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