Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Successful IBO's and "Losers Lunch": A Look at the Art of Mixed Messages.

URAssociation uplines used to always talk about "growth" all over the place, and "this team is on fire!" On and on and on and on......my naive ass was thinking "people are making money in this business! Can't wait until I get going!" Now if you ready my very first blog "Come to my Seminar"you'll see some similarities. This post is kind of a spin-off of sorts.

The URA's premise was clear: You can make lots of money, and THIS TEAM is making lots of money. My sponsor Matthew even told me that URA was the #1 AMO for IBO's making money in their first six months. In "Come to my Seminar" I wrote how the year I went to my first summer CONference (before I joined). We rented a couple vans. The only drawback to the conference was that six of us were staying in a two bed hotel room. But other than that, it was ok. We went to a nice restaurant for lunch on the Baltimore harbor. Everyone was self-sufficient. We were good. It definitely accomplished its purpose.

Fast forward a year later. I'm active. A month in, a decent grand opening, and even a good friend of mine was on the brink of joining. Business was good. But all of the sudden, things were taken a turn for the 'holy shit, this isn't making sense.' We got an unpleasant voice mail from our upline platinum about being frugal with our money and not going out to eat. Making sure we chipped in for gas and went on the hotel room.

I was working part time for minimum wage at the time. I had my snacks, gas covered but I didn't have enough to chip in for the hotel room. Matter of fact, none of us did because there was going to be six of us in the room again! Another issue was the encouragement...check that...DEMAND that we pack lunchmeat, peanut butter and jelly, bread, fruit, and OF COURSE your lovely Amway products INSTEAD of eating proper food. However, for lunch we DID eat out....we chipped in for Pizza's and sat outside in 90 degree weather making phone calls to prospective IBO's while we ate.

So picture this scenario: We're at a CONference for a business that is supposedly VERY successful and making big money. Yet we have IBO's who can't afford hotel rooms, almost forbidden to go have a decent meal, and spend a whole weekend eating peanut butter and jelly. To the average cultist, that may seem reasonable. To the rest of the rational world: It's BULLSHIT. Go to any successful business that has weekend conferences (note: no CON in all caps) and ask if THEY pack lunchmeat and eat like peasants.

During the CONference there was a couple that spoke. They were known as "arrows." It's some kind of leadership position. Anyways, during the church service I saw the man closing a bag he was carrying. Inside, it contained a loaf of bread, some mustard, lunch meat and miracle whip. The first thing I thought was "yuck!" Not much on mustard and miracle whip together. Blegh. But then it hit me, even THIS guy who had done well enough to speak on stage was eating JUST LIKE THE REST OF US! It made no sense! It's like "once I work my way up, I'll be able to eat at Applebees next CONference!"

Word of advice to AMO higher ups: If people can't afford to go, don't make them. And if they DO go, it doesn't set the right impression to pack half a dozen people into a hotel room and eat sandwiches all weekend. That's one of the reasons my friend decided not to join. It didn't send a good message.

My other advice to AMO higher ups would be to tell the TRUTH to your downlines about how you make all that money. I know...hilarious!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

We Didn't Start the Fire

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA).

As time has progressed since my departure from URA, I've reached out to a couple people from the team that have left as well. EVERY person from that team has either left, or I'm confident has left. Whatever their status, the pictures of hopeful smiles at CONferences, and inspirational quotes about success have disappeared. Our upline emerald is still active however, but he can afford to be with the ticket commissions. Matthew and I saw each other at a friends funeral, but neither of us went out of our way to speak. I still hold no ill will.

One person that I've talked to fairly regularly since my departure is a girl named "Leigh." Leigh joined after I left URA but was still active in Amway. I left URA in October of 2014, but renewed my license in hopes that I could sell the product on my own, with no success. Leigh however was having a HUGE start to her business. She was friends with our upline platinum's fiancee (now wife) and came out swinging! She was selling the product like hotcakes and reached 6% very early.

She was placed on my downline, so I reaped the "benefits" of her success, though I didn't make squat because I wasn't selling enough product. But over time in my last few months in the "business" I noticed her numbers fell off a cliff. We had become friends on facebook and had been talking about her sales when she started, so I messaged her the rhetorical question of why she had fallen off. She first stated she was "taking a break" like so many people say, but I eventually got it out of her that the "business" was too much for her to handle. Leigh had a job, school and was engaged. The time that the platinum's fiancee and others were demanding out of her, like everybody else, just became irritating.

We talked about the problem with Amway's prices, the time they demanded interfering with work, and then Leigh finally dropped a bombshell on me.

Turns out she was listening to one of the CD's, you know the ones that if you don't listen to you'll fail at the "business" (LOL) and the speaker (she couldn't remember the name) said. "I drove by the firehouse one time and I see all these people just wasting their time."

This speaker was talking about the FIREFIGHTERS working a job that isn't going to make them financially free.

That was the last straw for Leigh, as she is a volunteer firefighter/EMT. That was a WTF moment for ME! FIREFIGHTERS WASTING THEIR TIME?????????

So let me get this straight...

If this speakers' big expensive mansion catches on fire, WHO is he going to rely on to put it out? Because firefighters don't need to be working that job when they can be pushing Amway products. I guess he must think Mr. King or Mr. Prince is going to Superman on over to their house, and put out the flames with perfect water!

What a dipshit!

The URA cult has reached a point where evidently we don't need firefighters, cops, military, etc. Amway is going to save the world! We'll fight ISIS with Rhodiola in our veins and we'll pelt them with full XS cans! And we'll bankrupt them by making them buy $18 shampoo! BUT OF COURSE, I'm surely mistaken as to what that speaker was saying as there is always some rationalized bullshit they'll use to cover up what they really meant.

Firefighters don't waste their time. They save lives. URA and other AMO big shots waste YOUR time, and ruin YOUR life.

Burn!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fantasy Football: The Anti-Amway!

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA).


Been a while. But sometimes you just gotta take some time off and wait until the right inspiration hits you. And boy, did it EVER! 

When I wanted to start my "Cultism on YouTube" series, one of the videos I wanted to show was a young couple that was in Emerald Qualification being interviewed from the same guy who interviewed our good friend Tracey Eaton (See: Fight, Kick, Scratch and Crawl post) for his YouTube channel. Sadly, the video isn't on his channel anymore. Guess they wanted to "keep it pure" (See" Purity Through Anonymity") as well. Hey ho! 

Luckily your dude remembered most of their interview. Now this couple, we'll call em Jax and Tara (LOVE Sons of Anarchy!) do their interview and go through the same 'we need to get focused' blah blah blah.  Then he eerily says "don't worry about what's going on in the world." And "eliminate all distractions." And you WONDER why I call this blog the Financial Jonestown. How much more cultish can you sound???

I actually saw their interview before I joined and while they DID give me a bad vibe, they also proposed an interesting feature. They were both young and on their way up the ladder QUICKLY! Much like our upline Emerald they had propelled to URA stardom in a very short time so obviously if THEY could do it? Why not you? I got my first dose of Jax and Tara when they kicked off the Friday Night session of Summer CONference. I was interested to hear their story and then they dropped a bombshell when they mentioned who their sponsors were: 

Mr. and Mrs. Prince. 

WOMP! WOMP! WOMMMMMMP! 

That was another one of the many red flags I endured that weekend. The vibe I got was that they were INSIDERS getting the best advice from the big wigs while the rest of us lived off the table scraps. Now, in their interview, Jax was asked the BLATANTLY RHETORICAL question: "Do you play fantasy football?" Of course, the 'focused' and 'non-distracted' Jax quickly replied "nope. No fantasy football, no XBox, no nothing. I love them, but they don't put me ahead financially." And HERE is where we arrive at my point for this blog.

I played in two fantasy football leagues this year. One was for a cash prize of $200, the other was for a trophy that you get to keep all year, plus $40 that was left over from the trophy purchase. I won BOTH leagues. Yes, awesome I know you don't have to tell me. NOW it's time for a famous number crunch:

In Amway, I paid $150 for my startup kit. $100 for a Summer CONference ticket, $50 for gas, plus another $50 for expenses. I spent around $300 for personal volume/samples/etc. The money I MADE in Amway? Probably in the neighborhood of $250. So $250 profit with an expense total of around $650, I netted a whopping total of -$450. This of course is just coming off the dome, but you get the picture.

Now, this year in Fantasy Football, my league fee total for both leagues was $40. I made $240 PLUS a trophy. That nets me $200 and a 365 day reminder sitting in my room of how much of a Fantasy Football badass I am. Much nicer looking than those cracker jack rings the diamonds wear. I even get to DECORATE it how I please.

So you have a net profit of -$450 from reading books, listening to tapes, wasting a weekend with little sleep packed in a hotel room with six men, weekly business briefings, conference calls, showing plans, team get togethers, etc. etc. etc. OR you get a POSITIVE $200 net from setting your lineup with the occasional research. At the most EXTREME 2 hours a week. Seems like a no brainer.

And there's always the argument: Well you got a point, but WHAT IF YOU DON'T WIN??? Ok, that's a fair point. In which case I would've had a net profit of -$40. Less than 10% of what I lost in Amway! Also, if you play in a Fantasy money league, you have probably 8-12 teams so you have a 1 in 8-12 of winning the grand prize and an even better odds to win money if they give prizes to 2nd/3rd place. Forget the odds of making Platinum/Emerald/Diamond....try to find the odds where at the end of the year, you've netted a PROFIT. Just go look up THOSE odds and tell me how you would fare!

So now I totally understand why Jax, Tara, Mr. Prince, and the rest of the Executive Douchebag Committee look down on Fantasy Football: IT'S BETTER COMPETITION. Is it gambling? Yeah, but at least it's honest. At least you know how much you can gain/lose. With the URA and their counterparts, it's thievery. Thievery of your trust, your confidence, your money, YOUR SOUL.

In closing, Jax and Tara referred to a saying they have in their home state of Texas: "Let er' rip tater chip." It really should've been "rip em' off jagoff."

Word of advice: If you're low in the draft, draft two receivers.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cultism on YouTube: Fight, kick, scratch and crawl...to your financial DOOM.

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA)


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Been working my "loser" job and got caught up in "distractions" that keep me from my financial freedom. 

This next video I'm showcasing is the second in the "Cultism on YouTube" series. The original one I wanted to do has been deleted, along with a couple others I wanted to discuss. Guess they needed to "keep it pure" for those people. Luckily this YouTube channel still exists with plenty of cultish videos for all to see. The channel called "NSBonTV" is run by a member of a URA Emerald and is the downline of the "sharpest knife in the drawer" woman (See: Come to My Seminar!). 

It's always better when a celebrity endorses your product right? I mean, if a celebrity says it works, than it MUST work! The "celebrity" in this video is ex NFL player Tracey Eaton. (Link to video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h2A9a55A_U) 

Eaton is a member of WWDB (hence no name change). He played for the Oilers, Cardinals, and Falcons during his six years in the NFL. And recorded 4 career INT's...ok, so he's not Richard Sherman, but hey, six years in the NFL is respectable. He's even got his own Wikipedia page! Eaton was actually a big interest for me. When I was shown the plan, I was given a CD with he and his wife Kimberly and liked what they had to say (I was none the wiser at the time) and being a big football fan, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a desire to hear him speak. 

And in this video...I finally did. 

I saw this video before I joined URA and I had to admit it rubbed me a little bit the wrong way. Eaton is doing a plug for the next upcoming CONference trying to lure as many suckers as he can. Fight? Kick? Scratch? Crawl to get people to the function??? We're not going for a 4th and 1 here buddy. But then again, if I was making a percentage of the gate take, I'd want the little minions to fight, kick, scratch and crawl too! And then he segways into how they're going to show us what an "A game looks like." 

To be fair, he's right. They DO show you what an "A-game" LOOKS like. They strut in their nice suits/dresses and fancy jewelry. Actually saw an Instagram pic of Kimberly Eaton showing off her new ring to Mr. King's wife as well as our upline Emerald's wife, while they both looked at it with a rather disturbingly envious gaze. But yeah, you can see an "A game" much the way football players can show you an "A-Game." But will you ever BE that football player? Nope. Will you ever BE that Amway diamond? Not as improbable as being an NFL player, but unless you're in that .000002 percent or whatever it is...NOPE. 

Then he has the audacity to say "we don't want the B-players there. We don't want average/mediocre." The truth is, I'd bet more than half of the people that attend these CONferences would consider being average/mediocre in the Amway business a HUGE step up! He of course recites the same ol' "you can be rich too" type rhetoric...blah blah...and then says we're gonna show you how to "focus." HOW does someone teach someone how to FOCUS? They have something for that...it's called ritalin. Show you how to focus...that's like saying show you how to chew your food. 

And then of course he goes into the whole "loser" bit. He says "I've always found that winners love challenges." True...very true in fact. But here's the thing: Climbing the Eiffel Tower with your bare hands is a "challenge." If I don't accept the challenge, does that make me a loser??? Because that's a comparable challenge to making diamond or even a profit in Amway. Sure you won't die...but your finances will. Your spirit will. Your self-esteem WILL. Then he speaks about how "losers" always seem to find an excuse that they can't make the function. So that means even if you're financially struggling and can't pay the $100 ticket, money for gas/food, etc. You suck. No Tracey Eaton...YOU suck.

I guess if you couldn't intercept many passes in the NFL, you can intercept the dreams of thousands of people and return them unopposed for your own personal, financial touchdowns. I can only hope you and the rest of your cultist team is flagged/penalized for excessive bullshit. To be fair, being a member of those NFL teams during that time, you'd KNOW what average/mediocre looks like. 

Ballgame. 



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cultism on YouTube: The Lawnmower Man - A Message to Larry Winters

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA)


Larry Winters (yes, I said his name, he's not URA) is a "legend" in the Amway business. He's a double diamond who leads the AMO known as LTD (Leadership Team Development). They, like the URA are a splinter group from Britt World Wide (BWW). Winters is a friend of URA founder "Mr. King." This post will address Winters as the inaugural post in a series I'm calling "Cultism on YouTube." This series will address RARE videos on YouTube where you get a glimpse at the cultism that takes place in AMO's such as the aforementioned.

Here's the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPoH1Y25_6U

RIGHT OFF THE BAT, after telling the audience he makes a million a year (of course not saying HOW he makes that money) Winters subtly hints at the cultist mindset by saying it's you and your significant other "against the world" and what makes LTD so great is that you work together to "attack the problem" (who said there was a PROBLEM? I just wanna make extra money). Of course, the materialism isn't left out either. Winters brags that he owns 13 horses before his wife reminds him that they have 14.

Who the FUCK needs 14 horses?

Anyhoo...Winters finally starts on the main point that I'm addressing in this post. He says that while you build your business, you're going to run into three types of people. LAWNMOWER PEOPLE! (DUN! DUN! DUNNNNNNNN!!!!!!) Allow me to educate you on the three types of lawnmower people Winters is talking about so you don't have to hear it from the "highlight" video that lasts 20 minutes.

Lawnmower person #1: When your grass is getting tall, they're going to complain. They won't complain about it to you, they'll just complain. It doesn't matter if your lawnmower is broke or whatever the circumstance. They'll complain. They don't have the BACKBONE/CLASS to complain about it to YOU, they'll complain to other neighbors or the city or whoever. They have to spread gossip/lies. And according to Winters, they're "losers" they're "bloggers" (Hey Joe! Hey Anna! HE TALKED ABOUT US!!! LOL), and they're "quitters" who have to tear it down.

Lawnmower person #2: People that will actually complain to you, but won't spread lies/gossip. Regardless, they won't do anything to help you cut your grass.

Lawnmower person #3: What LTD/other AMO's do. They'll help you in any way they can to cut your grass. They'll let you borrow their mower, they'll give you the gas if you need it, they'll give you a spark plug if you don't have one, etc. They will help you cut your grass no matter what the circumstances.

Well get ready for a bombshell folks...

LARRY WINTERS IS RIGHT.

He's dead on! Right on the money! Bulls eye! WHAT you ask? How can you agree with what an Amway big shot is saying? Have you lost your mind? Why are you agreeing?

Because it's the TRUTH.

AMO's like LTD/URA/BWW/WWDB and any other initials you can throw in there ARE the type of people that will you help you cut your grass. Not only will they help you cut it, they'll make your lawn the BEST in the neighborhood! They'll show you where you can buy sharper mower blades. They'll show you where you can buy sod, weed killer, seeds to strengthen your lawn, chemicals to make your grass look greener than anyone's in the neighborhood. Your neighbors will envy you and want to know how they can do it to! And YOU'LL SHOW THEM! And they'll get involved and pretty soon, your entire neighborhood has the best looking lawns in the city!

But after a while, you've become so obsessed with your lawn that you don't notice your paint inside your house is peeling. The shower is overly grimy and rusting. There's no food in the fridge. The outside of your house has become dirty and doesn't look as appealing. Your windows become covered with dirt and all kinds of crud. Termites have invaded your home but you can't afford an exterminator because you've spent your money on lawn care equipment. Your neighbors experience the same thing and all of the sudden you have a slum neighborhood with a bunch of nice-looking lawns. A turd in the middle of a glorious chunk of grass.

That's Amway Motivational Organizations for you. You get so caught up chasing "financial freedom" that you become a prisoner. You lose sight of the bigger picture. You sink dollar after dollar into these CULTS. And they'll tell ya "don't worry about your house, your lawn looks GREAT!"

So Mr Winters...

What people like myself, JoeCool, Anna Banana, etc. do is not try to "justify why we didn't make it" as you so eloquently put. We didn't make it because we realized WE DIDN'T WANT TO. We saw the "business" for what it really was and we are MORALLY OBLIGATED to keep people from doing the same. We don't "just leave." We keep people from making the same mistakes WE DID. When it comes to "justification" I don't see how you can justify taking people's money 4 times a year to motivate them in a business where YOU KNOW only a small percentage CAN succeed.

As far as being a person who doesn't have the backbone/class/manhood to complain about it to the right people. I addressed my upline and got a bunch of the regurgitated bullshit rhetoric (see my post "The Shot Heard Round the Upline") that you, Mr. Prince, Mr. King, and others spew out repetitively every CONference. I HAD the manhood to address it directly.

If you ever want me to address my complaints to YOU, feel free to let me know. e-mail is in the top right hand corner of this blog. I'll be happy to let you know how I feel about you and the rest of your fellow scammers/cultists. But of course, I probably won't hear from you just like Chris Hansen never did when Dateline investigated BWW in the early 2000's. Bet ya thought we forgot about that.

Now go mow your lawn Mr. Winters..it's littered with horseshit.

Wait...NOW I get the 14 horses.

*Drops mic*

Thursday, August 4, 2016

A "Cause" for Concern: URA's version of the 'bait and switch.'

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA).

Bait and switch. We've heard of it, and former IBO's like myself and other bloggers have experienced a version of it. While bait and switch is defined as luring customers in for superior products and replacing them with inferior ones once the customer is committed (you COULD make the argument that it's used in Amway), Amway Motivational Organizations like URA, WWDB, BWW use a different kind of bait and switch. 

They "bait" you with promises of financial gain, freedom, yadayadayada, then switch the mission statement to serving people, building future leaders for America, and yes, even glorifying God. I'll explain. 

When I went to my first summer CONference, a year before I joined Amway I witnessed the "go diamond" rhetoric and promises of wealth but I ALSO noticed something else. They bashed the democrats in Washington (as a Republican, I took a liking to that), as well as a video at the end that showed American Pride. To be honest, I welled up inside. I'm a patriotic American being the son of a former Air Force Officer and the ideals of the URA/Amway really hit home and encouraged my joining. 

The problem in AMO's is that the rapport, friendships/personal relationships you build with your fellow IBO's, along with the religious/patriotic ideals start taking a higher precedent than the REAL REASON you joined Amway: TO MAKE MONEY! 

Our upline diamond Mr. Prince was very adamant about building character and developing a new group of people that would help lead this country back to ways of integrity. Is there anything wrong with that? No...BUT, when you take it to the level he was taking it, it becomes a red flag. 

When I went to my Summer CONference after I joined, I was pumped to see Mr. Prince and was severely let down because I wasn't learning anything. He spoke that Saturday night and he spent the last part of his speech telling us a story about his kids. I don't remember it verbatim but it went something like this. 

Prince is an avid tennis fan and took his two sons (elementary age) to see a professional tennis team (ironic considering Emeralds/Diamonds preach against going to sporting events, but I guess the rules don't apply to the bosses...anyhoo) he had a three day pass to the event. The first day, his kids were clinging to his leg. They were real apprehensive and didn't talk to anybody. Prince told them they needed to be more assertive and not so shy. The second day they did better, socializing with fans, security guards and cheering for the players. The third day, they were practically independent of Mr. Prince and were known by the people at the venue. 

After the match, one of the top doubles players in the country came up to his oldest son. Gave him some wristbands and told him that kids like him made the game worth playing. Prince went into EXPLICIT detail, quoting dialogue word for word. Evidently the player kept telling the media to hold on so he could talk to Prince's son and everything. Honestly, it was a great story because you love to see little kids impress famous people. 

And here it comes...

Prince's point of the story was to inspire the crowd to build a legacy like him. To groom leaders who weren't shy or afraid. Then he ACTUALLY SAID: 

"What we do here is not just a business...IT'S A CAUSE." 

Uhhhh...what? 

"It's a cause to create a legacy of..." 

I had tuned him out. He had lost me. He didn't teach us any of his insights or tips to grow our business. He had just told us a story about how awesome his kids were. The crowd was inspired...I was pissed. I don't give a shit about "causes." MY CAUSE was to make MONEY. That moment (like many others) had a delayed effect on me which influenced me to quit the URA. 

Is it nice to work with people who feel the same way you do? Definitely. But is that WHY you go to work? NO! YOU GO TO MAKE MONEY! But IBO's aren't making money with Amway. Do they realize it? Maybe, but they become so attached to the bells and whistles of new friends/family environment that they don't want to leave. And THAT is why AMO's are CULTS. 

You're lured in with the promise of making extra money, but then it becomes more about keeping/developing personal relationships with the other hamsters on the wheel. You're losing money, you're losing money, you're losing money and all the while your too busy supporting "the cause" to notice...or worse yet, care. 

I never was a good fisherman anyway. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Purity Through Anonymity

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog are my own opinions. Names (if any) have been changed in order to protect everyone's privacy. The thoughts in this blog do not address Amway directly, but rather the motivational organization known as URAssociation (URA).

There was about a year between the time I was shown the plan to the time I officially joined. In between was when I was at the Summer CONference. That was the first time I heard Mr. Prince (our upline diamond) speak. He was URA's rock star and (at the time) my favorite speaker.

Fast forward a few months from CONference. I'm a big football fan and my team had blown a giant lead in a big game. Our upline platinum commented on a facebook post about how he was just in my team's town and said "rough day for your team."

I sarcastically commented "yeah you need to tell Mr. Prince to buy the team and get our current owner out of there. LOL"

Shortly (and I mean minutes) after I posted it. I get a notification that the comment was removed.

I then get a message from our upline platinum. "Hey, I had to delete your comment because I don't want Mr. Prince's name mentioned. Just trying to keep it pure for him, that's all."

What the hell does "keep it PURE" mean???

I was confused. WHY would you not want his name MENTIONED? This is a business where we're trying to get more people to join, but we can't mention names? What kind of top super secret club bullshit is this???

And what the hell does "keep it PURE" mean???

Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, all these big shot businessmen are all very famous and their names are synonymous with success. So if Mr. Prince is so successful, how come his name can't be mentioned in public? Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel's names are mentioned. I couldn't understand it one bit.

And what the hell does "keep it PURE" mean???

There are a lot of words to describe this kind of shadiness, but purity is NOT one of them. Just typing this story out makes me so ASHAMED/EMBARRASSED I got involved with such crazies. Go do an internet search on some of these upline gods. You'll find VERY LITTLE. Seasoned vets like Dave Severn, Dexter Yeager and Bill Britt will pop up but most info is very scarce. I even remember my sponsor Matthew and I talking about some vids I found on YouTube. He said that most of that stuff was probably "leaked."

Who does he think we are? Metallica?

Keep it pure? More like keep it a secret. A very dark, dirty, lowlife...secret.

*Blows candle out*