Friday, May 8, 2009

Hidden Message


Since everyone enjoyed Brett's hidden message, I thought I would try one of my own. See if you can find my hidden message in the above Efusjon graphic.
How do you know when something is a pyramid scheme? When the person selling it talks more about the "system" than they do the product. Things like this have nothing to do with the product and everything to do with the people who start them trying to get rich. They only sell the product so they can legally enact the pyramid scheme. If there was no product then it would be illegal, in the US anyway.

30 comments:

  1. I like how they even show gray pyramids.

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  2. Forget what you know about "pyramid schemes"
    Understand that money can be made
    Change your closed-minded views
    Keep researching the company

    You have to sell the hype
    Only those dedicated will succeed
    Until you try, you will never know

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  3. Justin, I don't think that was the hidden message though.

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  4. I like how everytime I don't agree with you that makes me close-minded.

    So consider this, maybe you're close-minded. Have you ever considered that maybe you're particpating in a pyramid scheme? That you are wasting your time, money, and energy on a pyramid scheme disguised as a multi-level marketing program? Well if you can't see that then you're close-minded.

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  5. My message is loud and clear!

    And yes, I see the potential for the failure in this - no doubt. But like Brett said, worst case scenario is I'm out a few hundred bucks and I have a lot of Efusjon energy drink in the garage. However, I also see the true potential for this to be successful, which you don't right now. I call you close-minded sometimes because you don't always seem to be able to comprehend the other side of an argument and are convicted solely in your own views. But I understand because that's just how we usually roll.

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  6. I like how you use close-mindedness and conviction as synonyms as if somehow they are the same thing.

    When confronted with a differing opinion, I always hear the argument, consider the reasoning behind it and then make my judgement call. I think that is the process that any normal, educated, intelligent person goes through. But just because you can't sell me on the potential of a pyramid scheme or convince me that I should have a "healthy" amount of debt, it doesn't make me close-minded. It just means that we don't agree.

    I think you can still be convicted in your beliefs and be open-minded at the same time. I have many firm beliefs but that doesn't mean that I am not willing to hear the opposite side and consider the possibilities.

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  7. I think you're concentrating too much on my "closed-minded" sentence and missing my overall message in my first comment, a la Brett!

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  8. Justin, I saw your hidden message as soon as you posted it, very funny, haha.

    I think you're being close-minded about my amount of concentration on your "close-minded" sentence.

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  9. Justin, how many people do you have under you at this point?

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  10. Yes Yes, do tell. Do you have any community overlaps yet? How's your downline going so far?

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  11. Touche Rayburn!

    I have 1 of my 3 right now with a plan to have my first level filled by the end of next week. I'm just now starting to put in the effort.

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  12. However, Cable has been in this for about 3-4 weeks more than me and he already has over 30 people in his matrix. The people in your upline are more than willing to help you fill your spots by talking to your prospects because someone filling my downline is also filling my upline's downline. It's a good support system.

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  13. I'm only an a-hole to the people I care most about. Except Cindy, she gets a free pass.

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  14. And how long has the company been around?

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  15. Starbucks chocolate covered coffee beans are as delicious as they are addictive as they are expensive. Enjoy, but beware. Eating an entire pack by yourself is similar to injecting caffeine straight into your veins. YEAH!!!!

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  16. Justin- my sausage fingers accidentally rejected casey's next comment, see below:

    "and what's the biggest check Cable has gotten so far? " - Casey

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  17. September of 2008 I believe...

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  18. and what's the biggest check Cable has gotten so far?

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  19. I'll ask him in a few days when he recieves his May check (should be Monday or Tuesday). I don't know how many he had on May 1st (when checks are cut). So if he had 20 by then, his first check should be $102.

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  20. And who else voted for "Yes - he will make some money" with me???

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  21. everyone should watch the bottom two videos on the left

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  22. Well, if they have been in business for 9 months and there are about 20,000 people in the club, then the guy who started it and makes up the pinnacle of the pyramid, is right on track with the "Power of 3" plan in the website slide show. Let me know if they reach the 60,000 people mark next month. Good luck.

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  23. I'm sure you could get Nancy on board

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  24. I voted for your success....This could be the Mary Kay of energy drink sales.

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  25. I just have this nagging feeling in the back of my brain like I'm making the biggest mistake of my life by passing on this

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  26. Justin, Justin, Justin,

    This is from the SEC website:

    Pyramid Schemes
    In the classic "pyramid" scheme, participants attempt to make money solely by recruiting new participants into the program. The hallmark of these schemes is the promise of sky-high returns in a short period of time for doing nothing other than handing over your money and getting others to do the same.

    The fraudsters behind a pyramid scheme may go to great lengths to make the program look like a legitimate multi-level marketing program. But despite their claims to have legitimate products or services to sell, these fraudsters simply use money coming in from new recruits to pay off early stage investors. But eventually the pyramid will collapse. At some point the schemes get too big, the promoter cannot raise enough money from new investors to pay earlier investors, and many people lose their money.

    For more information about pyramid schemes and fraudulent multi-level marketing programs, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website and read their brochures entitled Lotions and Potions: The Bottom Line About Multilevel Marketing Plans, Multi-Level Marketing Plans, and Profits in Pyramid Schemes? Don’t Bank on It!.

    http://www.sec.gov/answers/pyramid.htm

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  27. Justin--forget this nonesense! You should buy my house. It would be a great investment and sweet place to live and have parties. I'll even throw in a couple of motorcycles.

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