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  • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
    It is.
    I believe Shakeology is also, a MLM anyway. There are supposed to be subtle differences between a pyramid scheme and multi-level marketing but I can't tell what they are.
    Randal
    AKA: Texas Grok

    Originally posted by texas.grok
    Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
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    • Originally posted by texas.grok View Post
      I believe Shakeology is also, a MLM anyway. There are supposed to be subtle differences between a pyramid scheme and multi-level marketing but I can't tell what they are.
      The difference is that one is legal and one is not. Chain letters are illegal pyramid schemes because there is no product. Businesses that sell crappy weight loss shakes are legal MLMs.
      "Don't go in there, General, it's a trap! That's a grain chamber. It makes people like you into people like me."

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      • Coming back to California from Utah the other day I passed a building that struck me as funny. It was a commercial building on the outskirts of a small town that housed only two businesses. One half of the building was the local pharmacy. The other half was the local mortuary. I bet there is a lot of overlap in the client base of the two.

        OK, it was more sad than funny.

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        • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
          Coming back to California from Utah the other day I passed a building that struck me as funny. It was a commercial building on the outskirts of a small town that housed only two businesses. One half of the building was the local pharmacy. The other half was the local mortuary. I bet there is a lot of overlap in the client base of the two.

          OK, it was more sad than funny.
          Was it sad or just SAD? hee hee.
          You are an animal on this planet and the rules of engagement are non negotiable.

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          • Me making dark chocolate coconut cream chocolate drops- these are gonna be so good!
            roommate- you should add pretzels!
            me- you want me to ruin a perfectly good bar of green and black dark chocolate with pretzels?
            roommate- well not when you put it like that...
            You are an animal on this planet and the rules of engagement are non negotiable.

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            • Originally posted by texas.grok View Post
              I was in Cairo stocking up on food prior to the June 30th rallies against the president, it was expected to get bad and it did, not as bad as it could have been.

              Anyway, people were packed in the market stocking up on food prior to that date. It looked like the grocery stores in the Southern USA when a hurricane is coming. People had their carts piled high with pastas, breads and boxes, literally large boxes, of some type of potato chips (crisps).

              I just stocked up on my meats, eggs and a few veggies and snuck out.
              I was in the supermarket (different one this time) and a lady was promoting coca cola. Had a little stand with all the advertising and everything. Hundreds of little plastic cups were being offered. People were drinking that stuff. Going back for more. I seen a woman encouraging her kids to go and get some. Deary me!
              FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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              • MLM I s not sales, it recruiting, hiring, and training the people under you. You -might- make some sales, but if you don't recruit, you don't make the big bucks promised.

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                • Originally posted by rcav8r View Post
                  MLM I s not sales, it recruiting, hiring, and training the people under you. You -might- make some sales, but if you don't recruit, you don't make the big bucks promised.
                  Actually, that's not true. You can make very good amounts of money by doing only sales. You just make more when you get more people to do the same... the model is much like a franchise. Vi's crap is a pyramid from what I also understand.

                  I have been in two MLM's (still in one) that I make good money from. At this point I am not working in sales or promotion of either and still get a residual check. Like the cable company. And the products in those companies that I have chosen to do business with are ALWAYS better than SAD stuff.
                  The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
                  Psalms 144:15

                  Annie Sires

                  Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
                  Pope John Paul II

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                  • Funny moment:

                    Morbidly obese woman on train talking to friend and drinking soda
                    "she's eating steak for breakfast, STEAK! I mean that's just not right is it?"

                    Sooo hard not joining in someone else's conversation.

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                    • Coworker observes me eating a spoonful of Kerrygold butter while I wait for my cauliflower and beef roast to heat up in the microwave.

                      Coworker: "Don't you know butter is BAD for you?"
                      Me: "No, I don't know that. Butter is good for me."
                      Coworker: <shakes her head in disbelief as she dumps a package of ramen noodles into a big bowl of water in preparation for microwaving>

                      Me: healthy weight, exercises regularly, very seldom gets sick.
                      Coworker: obese, diabetic, uses a cane because she has "bad knees", can't walk 100 feet without getting winded, often out sick for a variety of illnesses.

                      We are the same age.

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                      • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                        ...

                        Me: healthy weight, exercises regularly, very seldom gets sick.
                        Coworker: obese, diabetic, uses a cane because she has "bad knees", can't walk 100 feet without getting winded, often out sick for a variety of illnesses.

                        We are the same age.
                        She must have got that way by eating butter, otherwise how would she know it is bad for you?

                        /sarcasm off
                        Began Primal Living: 25 Sep 2012
                        Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!

                        "I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
                        "Have some bread with your bread, pasta, bread, and HFCS." - Unicorn
                        "I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
                        "Tell me you're not weak minded enough to be outsmarted by a donut?" - not on the rug


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                        • A friend told me that it's important to have "all the food groups" at dinner, so the meal is complete. That could be a dig at me for doing Primal (which she assumes is low-carb and therefore unhealthy... as if the only source of carbs is bread), but I didn't say anything. To satisfy this rule she served store-bought macaroni salad with perfectly good grilled kebabs (and then was surprised I didn't touch the macaroni salad). Another day, she tells me she doesn't think her body processes gluten very well... But she doesn't seem to have reconsidered the whole "healthy meals must involve rice/ bread/ pasta" thing.

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                          • Having spent 48 years living in the USA and being taught the SAD as if it were gospel, I can certainly see the dilemma people face in trying to understand what foods are best to eat. Many people, myself included, find it pretty daunting when people refute some of the most entrenched knowledge (be it however wrong) in their lives. So, while I find many of these CW stories funny, I am trying to respect their situation(s). After all, I was once in their exact shoes. Perhaps I should unsubscribe from this thread.
                            Began Primal Living: 25 Sep 2012
                            Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!

                            "I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
                            "Have some bread with your bread, pasta, bread, and HFCS." - Unicorn
                            "I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
                            "Tell me you're not weak minded enough to be outsmarted by a donut?" - not on the rug


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                            • PBNewby this thread isn't about bashing these people... really it's the "we're shaking our heads because we were there once and can't believe we believed that" I personally shake my head and remind myself how good I have it. I also then tell people. I don't get discouraged. We were all there once, we are here now.

                              Besides, it is a little bit humorous to see the great lengths that some CW believers will twist and turn their logic to get to the whole "[name paleo/primal food] is bad for you" or "you don't kill yourself for 3 hours a day" or "why don't you do this CW/SAD thing that we all do because it so obviously works for us" and they are overweight and sick...

                              No evil intentions her, mere awe and frustration.
                              The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
                              Psalms 144:15

                              Annie Sires

                              Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
                              Pope John Paul II

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                              • Agreed.
                                I understand the purpose of the thread and usually enjoy it for the reasons you gave. Something came over me last night, perhaps my own frustrations of dealing with non-believers yesterday, and I was thrust into a mindset of trying to understand their point of view. This sometimes helps me see how the world works. Sorry to have let my frustrations bleed into this thread. Back to my normal programming.
                                Last edited by PBNewby; 07-19-2013, 06:25 AM.
                                Began Primal Living: 25 Sep 2012
                                Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!

                                "I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
                                "Have some bread with your bread, pasta, bread, and HFCS." - Unicorn
                                "I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
                                "Tell me you're not weak minded enough to be outsmarted by a donut?" - not on the rug


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