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  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    take a stat class and find out how to determine the sample size to find the statistically significant test

    one can also determine the sample size to find the practically significant results when one knows the EFFECT size.

    of course that would require work and not just talking off the top of one's head

    both statistical and practical significance are the type of information that a good researcher VOLUNTEERS to show his research as merit. this is what a COURT would REQUIRE and the opposing attorneys would ask about.
    Apr 1, 2015. 09:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    you might want to take a statistics class and find out why

    but that might break up your mental picture and force you to really analyze something
    Apr 1, 2015. 05:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    Do you agree that the INDUSTRY CHEERED the BL case, even as BL was a bad actor?

    Because the court spent a long time analyzing what was the ACTUAL PRACTICE not buzz words.

    By all means discuss the ENTIRE BL case and not cherrypick a quote.
    Apr 1, 2015. 04:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    “The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter”

    – Dashiell Hammett
    Apr 1, 2015. 04:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    "Every HLF distributor has I've spoken"

    again Pauline Kael lives and says more about the speaker than the topic

    - how many distributors have you spoken with - sample size bias, error rates
    - how were the distributors chosen - representativeness issues
    - under what conditions were the discussions held - reliability issues
    - were there standardized questions used - more reliability issues
    - were they PROMPTED in any way - reliability issues

    but the main issue is validity
    - the distributors are SEPARATE ENTITIES than Herbalife
    Apr 1, 2015. 03:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    Rogier ought to be concerned with substitutions

    - of what he wants the law to be instead of the real case law and law
    - of words like pyramid schemes instead of MLM
    - using pure competition based solely on PRICE instead of competing on a wide range of areas
    - of opinions, assertions, and allegations instead of facts
    - of accusatory briefs instead of court rulings
    Apr 1, 2015. 03:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    given the major impetus for the AG's
    - was about MANUFACTURING and QUALITY
    - to have a material of the same quality/quantity as labled

    probably not much effect on Herbalife
    Apr 1, 2015. 02:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    since you have been told the answer many times - go look it up yourself
    Apr 1, 2015. 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    - As you review Herbalife's Annual Report and 10Qs and the company's Statement of Average Annual Compensation, there is a critical data point that is always and obviously absent. Most of the people who sign up to become Herbalife distributors quit and fail. Funnily enough, we never hear the company talk about these statistics, especially when it is out recruiting. Omitting these disclosures is tantamount to deception.-

    see the chart on page 13 and the discussion that ensues on page 14 of the 2014 Annual Report

    "In February of each year, we remove from the rank of sales leader those individuals who did not satisfy the sales leader qualification requirements during the preceding twelve months.

    Members who meet the sales leader requirements at any time during the year are promoted to sales leader status at that time, including any sales leaders who were removed, but who subsequently re-qualified.

    For the latest twelve month re-qualification period ending January 2015, approximately 54.2% of our sales leaders, excluding China, Venezuela and
    Argentina, re-qualified.

    If Venezuela and Argentina were included on a normalized basis, the percentage would have been 53.4%."

    page 19

    "Our Member organization has a high turnover rate, which is a common characteristic found in the direct selling industry."

    page 45

    has more information on Number of Sales Leaders and Retention Rates by Geographic Region as of Re-qualification Period including charts and discussion

    http://bit.ly/1C9aQTG

    APPARENTLY, there is something to deception. Yet it is not by the firm as they note the retention of sales leaders.

    Of course the real falsehood is to define success only in financial terms as MANY MEMBERS SIGN UP PRIMARILY TO GET THE DISCOUNTS ON THE PRODUCTS FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR FRIENDS.
    Apr 1, 2015. 02:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    it always take time when
    - you IGNORE the facts, case law, law, economics, and logic, and
    - focus instead on what you WANT TO BELIEVE
    Apr 1, 2015. 12:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    always known by its critics [but that is all who "know"]

    - the critics have failed to present compelling evidence to convince a court
    - the critics have presented lots of allegations, assertions, guilt by association and alphabet soup agencies, but precious few facts

    A for alliteration
    F for facts
    Apr 1, 2015. 10:12 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    Kay

    do you understand the concept of an APRIL FOOL'S DAY prank
    - for HUMOR
    - particularly if it would be out of the ordinary

    do you understand that Matt has written a huge number of articles that are quite ordinary in that they are repetitive and without basis. Thus BORING and NOT informative.

    One can pretty much see the writer's name and predict what it will say about the evil nature of the firm, and then misstate the law, case law, and facts
    Apr 1, 2015. 10:10 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    - Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I think it's a very clear, thoughtful and solid article. Well down Matt! -

    Please tell us WHY you think this clear, thoughtful and solid
    Apr 1, 2015. 09:37 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    please tell me what you have learned from MATT in ANY of his open letters
    - facts not opinion
    - law and case law not what he wants it to be
    Apr 1, 2015. 09:35 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To The FTC On Herbalife [View article]
    more like attacking the PREMISE OF THE ARTICLE
    Apr 1, 2015. 09:02 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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