|Frank Rizzo - 2010-03-04 |
did he say "250 quid" at 4:15ish?
second part --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR2_m3lefOI
He's saying "250 quarter of a million" but really fast
WHAT?!?! WHAT DO "THEY SAY"?!? DANM YOU MULTIPART SUBMISSON
|positively - 2010-03-04 |
"This is the best opportunity in the world! Period! Period! Period!" So does he mean to say that "This is the best opportunity in the world..."
He should have just said, "This is the best opportunity in the world! ELLIPSIS!!"
|charmlessman - 2010-03-04 |
I had a couple friends who got into this. I tried SO HARD to tell them they were being scammed, but they were totally sold. They had to fail on their own to figure it out.
I see this and I see all the same bullshit lies and crowd manipulation you see at evangelical rallies and political events.
Quixtar is literally just the online branch of Amway. The owners are the kids of the Amway owners.. the secret to making $$$ at MLM is to be the person who starts one.
|Hooper_X - 2010-03-04 |
So it's like Scientology, but with capitalism rather than space aliens.
|BorrowedSolution - 2010-03-04 |
I really, really wanted Chris Hansen to ask the one guy: "Can you show me on your account statement where Quixtar touched you?"
|badideasinaction - 2010-03-04 |
I knew this one girl whose parents were supportive of her when she came out as a lesbian. And when she became a pagan.
They kicked her ass to the curb when she joined a MLM scheme.
|dbtng - 2010-03-04 |
I've seen a buddy make this mistake. Felt bad for him.
|Chalkdust - 2010-03-04 |
|oogaBooga - 2010-03-04 |
I watched two minutes of this thinking "what the fuck is up with that weird echo effect?" until I realized the poe version was playing behind the fullscreen youtube version.
|Coax_Current - 2010-03-05 |
I ran into a node of an MLM network through Meetup. Essentially, MLMers would make groups about something "green" or "sustainable" (might be food, activism, or solar energy), have a couple meetings, and then use the group as a captive audience for a combination of pandering "The Law of Attraction," "The Secret," and a "green" MLM scheme, claiming they were green ways to do good by the Earth and MAKE $$$$.
Did a bit more digging, found that most of the founders of these groups knew each other, and the ringleaders had been involved in the whole evolutionary tree of MLM fads starting in the late-90s. Nutrition nonsense mostly, but the new stuff was nutrition with a green twist.
There's a whole social network/NING site for The Secret-style MLM codswallop called "Powerful Intentions." Found pictures of them having drinks, while they congratulated themselves on being awesome. "You're the man!" "No, YOU'RE the man, BRO!" Also, they used the word "Namaste" a lot. Because it's all about love.
Did I mention some of these people were claiming to operate "social enterprises?"
Needless to say, when I revealed the whole thing to the group, I received a scorched earth-style defamation of character + kickban from the ringleader. Did get one thank you email, though.
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