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  • Tying Together The Herbalife Pyramid Case [View article]
    That article led me to another one...

    "Income At Home, Herbalife, and the $8 billion pyramid"

    http://bit.ly/WYFwqH
    Mar 30 09:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tying Together The Herbalife Pyramid Case [View article]
    Mr. toolman,

    That part of the bio was evidently added after I made my comments, as it wasn't there when I read it before.

    Thanks for clearing up the confusion, tineke.
    Mar 28 01:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tying Together The Herbalife Pyramid Case [View article]
    tineke,
    Again you post a message insisting that you are "not a distributor."

    In your profile, you write:

    "I've was in the IT sector for 18 years; In 2002 I joined Herbalife, cause I got sick of working for a boss. So I became a Herbalife distributor in 2002 and started using the incredible products first, to convince myself of the result, before I promoted them to potential customers."

    Why do you keep insisting in your posts that you are NOT a distributor???
    Mar 28 10:15 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife Buybacks: A Brief Analysis [View article]
    Here's some of the back-and-forth between Herbalife and the SEC:

    http://1.usa.gov/1d3BUNJ

    http://1.usa.gov/1d3BUNJ

    http://1.usa.gov/OPrFlz

    http://1.usa.gov/OPrFlB

    http://1.usa.gov/OPrFlD
    Mar 23 08:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does The FTC Negotiate With Criminals? [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1oFU8Yc

    Here's a few...
    Mar 21 01:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does The FTC Negotiate With Criminals? [View article]
    Even the Wall Street titans allow their emotions to cloud their judgment from time to time, evidently.
    Mar 21 11:40 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife Buybacks: A Brief Analysis [View article]
    March 21, 2014
    Herbalife downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
    Argus downgraded Herbalife citing the FTC investigation into business practices, including operations in China. The analysts sees increased risk from the investigation and limited near-term upside for shares.
    Mar 21 08:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shattering The Personal Consumption Myth 3.0 [View article]
    Tineke,
    I am confused. In your post you say, "We are 'normal' people, that is without a distributorship."

    But in your SeekingAlpha profile, you write this:

    "I've was in the IT sector for 18 years; In 2002 I joined Herbalife, cause I got sick of working for a boss. So I became a Herbalife distributor in 2002 and started using the incredible products first, to convince myself of the result, before I promoted them to potential customers.

    I was so excited that I built a big circle of happy customers. Only after months I promoted the biz opportunity to others and became successful due to hard work, focus and promoting the products and biz from my heart. "

    Are you a distributor or not? TIA
    Mar 18 01:49 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Pyramid Scheme Industry: Examining Some Legal And Economic Aspects Of Multi-Level Marketing [View article]
    (Reuters) - The Massachusetts Republican candidate for Democratic U.S. Senator Edward Markey's seat on Monday filed an ethics complaint against his rival on the grounds he may have acted improperly in asking regulators to investigate nutrition company Herbalife.

    http://reut.rs/1kZOvVG
    Mar 18 07:55 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM sued for $6-10B over faulty ignition switches [View news story]
    If there were no litigation against GM for these types of "errors", do you think that their cars would be safer?

    Everybody hates lawyers until they need one...
    Mar 17 09:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Mystery Of Icahn And Herbalife's AGM Delay [View article]
    I am trying to misrepresent what they do? All I did was post a quote from your link.
    Mar 16 10:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Mystery Of Icahn And Herbalife's AGM Delay [View article]
    If you read the link you posted, it says this:

    "BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services."
    Mar 16 09:43 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Mystery Of Icahn And Herbalife's AGM Delay [View article]
    "BBB has determined that Herbalife International of America, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

    BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services."

    From Wikipedia:

    "In 2010 ABC's 20/20 reported in a segment titled "The Best Ratings Money Can Buy" about the irregularities in BBB ratings.[24] They reported that a man created two dummy companies which received A+ ratings as soon as he had paid the membership fee. They also reported that business owners were told that the only way to improve their rating was by paying the fee. In one case a C was turned to an A immediately after a payment and in another case a C‑minus became an A+. Chef Wolfgang Puck said that some of his businesses receive F's because he refuses to pay a fee."

    From ABC news:

    To prove the point, a group of Los Angeles business owners paid $425 to the Better Business Bureau and were able to obtain an A minus grade for a non-existent company called Hamas, named after the Middle Eastern terror group.

    "Right now, this rating system is really unworthy of consumer trust or confidence," said Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal in an interview to be broadcast as part of an ABC News investigation airing tonight on 20/20.

    ========================

    How do you think Herbalife got the HIGHEST rating?
    Mar 16 08:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Mystery Of Icahn And Herbalife's AGM Delay [View article]
    If the current board members are trying to jump ship based on possible liabilities, why would there be others who would want to take their places?
    Mar 14 12:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wherein I Try To Understand Why Anyone Would Own Unilife Stock [View article]
    Do you have any comment on the financing news out today?

    "Unilife (UNIS) closes $60M debt deal with OrbiMed. $40M funds immediately followed by $10M in December and $10M in June 2015.
    The six-year agreement stipulates the company make interest-only payments at a rate of 10.25% per annum. The principal is due by March 12, 2020.
    OrbiMed will earn tiered royalty payments on Unilife net sales up to a maximum of 2.75%."
    Mar 13 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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