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Old 11-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #251
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Well there is a reason that Utah leads the nation is pyramid schemes. Now that I think about it I haven't been hit up about one since I moved away from Utah other than people I went to HS(I haven't talked to them in 10 plus years) with from Utah inviting me to a party.
I so got suckered in like that when I was younger. I was at a new job and didn't really know anyone and there was a guy I worked with who seemed pretty cool. It wasn't before too long that he invited me to his place for a party or a "get together" with some other people. Being that I was new and eager to make new friends I said sure. I get to his place (he was newly married) and it's a bunch of people being sold on a pyramid scheme.
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Well to be honest, Mark Jackson is schlepping Bazi. Which is also a multi level marketing model too. A member posted about it here and we were joking about it, to which you got upset about. Granted this was before the proliferation of Facebook as an every hour tool of society. So I can see your point about the message that is sent with those over the top posts.

Note: the one member was in no way posting that over the top stuff so these aren't similar situation in that aspect. Just the whole MLM discussion jogged the memory.

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try being friends with Rod Smith on FB. Talk about disgusting. Dude is luring poor folks into his coffee multi level marketing BS with posts like "Want to be rich like me? Come to hotel XYZ and find out how". It's sad.

He was a hell of a Broncos player so I certainly respect that. He's found a way to cash in on his fame at the expense of fools who are desperate enough to plunk down $400 or $500 and be part of his "network". Top guys like Rod win in pyramid schemes and the poor folks get poorer.

Organo gold coffee? Come on. If I want good coffee I got to costco and get a bag of Dunkin Donuts for like $20 bucks. Last a couple months. You can't beat it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:58 PM   #253
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Whatever, you guys. Phone cards are the wave of the future. And why buy your soap from a store when you can get it from me?
You making that soap Fight Club style?
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #254
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Yeah you got me Apa. He was a a friend of mine. Haven't talked to him in awhile. He probably got stuck with a pile of bazi boxes. After all they do encourage you to use the product you "sell".
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Yeah you got me Apa. He was a a friend of mine. Haven't talked to him in awhile. He probably got stuck with a pile of bazi boxes. After all they do encourage you to use the product you "sell".
No, I can totally understand. I think MLM is perfect for ex athletes because they can use their popularity and notoriety to recruit.

I wasn't calling you out. I just was surprised you were so against Rod Smith and his "super" coffee because you were quick to come to his support. So I was surprised. But it is more about the message than the product I think.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #256
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Well there is a reason that Utah leads the nation is pyramid schemes. Now that I think about it I haven't been hit up about one since I moved away from Utah other than people I went to HS(I haven't talked to them in 10 plus years) with from Utah inviting me to a party.

This is 100% true. When I was at BYU I was dating this cute girl. We ran into one of her friends in a Provo grocery working. After talking a bit he said that was just his side job and he had an exciting business opportunity for both of us. After declining, as we were walking away I turned to her and said "Man I hate those stupid pyramid schemes. What a waste." She looked at me a little shocked and then said "You know I'm a private business owner." I was floored and asked what she meant. Turns out she was in one and was selling energy drink

I couldn't believe it. And so many people there just buy into it.
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This is 100% true. When I was at BYU I was dating this cute girl. We ran into one of her friends in a Provo grocery working. After talking a bit he said that was just his side job and he had an exciting business opportunity for both of us. After declining, as we were walking away I turned to her and said "Man I hate those stupid pyramid schemes. What a waste." She looked at me a little shocked and then said "You know I'm a private business owner." I was floored and asked what she meant. Turns out she was in one and was selling energy drink

I couldn't believe it. And so many people there just buy into it.
I wouldn't even give her the decision freedom to choose a movie after that.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:03 PM   #258
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This is 100% true. When I was at BYU I was dating this cute girl. We ran into one of her friends in a Provo grocery working. After talking a bit he said that was just his side job and he had an exciting business opportunity for both of us. After declining, as we were walking away I turned to her and said "Man I hate those stupid pyramid schemes. What a waste." She looked at me a little shocked and then said "You know I'm a private business owner." I was floored and asked what she meant. Turns out she was in one and was selling energy drink

I couldn't believe it. And so many people there just buy into it.
I bet it was Xango, if it was in Utah.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #259
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Yeah you got me Apa. He was a a friend of mine. Haven't talked to him in awhile. He probably got stuck with a pile of bazi boxes. After all they do encourage you to use the product you "sell".
You ever talk to that retired firefighter and tell him to come back to the Mane or is he so hurt that Apa, me and a few others joked around his BAZI scheme ..I mean Bazi business opportunity.

MLM has good products most of the time but charge way too much for it because they need to pay multi levels and of course still keep a huge profit.

No thanks!
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:44 AM   #260
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Hmm...I don't know dude. You could create some kinda multi level amway for mormons.
There is....it's called Amwife....a multi level marriage pyramid.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:34 AM   #261
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This is 100% true. When I was at BYU I was dating this cute girl. We ran into one of her friends in a Provo grocery working. After talking a bit he said that was just his side job and he had an exciting business opportunity for both of us. After declining, as we were walking away I turned to her and said "Man I hate those stupid pyramid schemes. What a waste." She looked at me a little shocked and then said "You know I'm a private business owner." I was floored and asked what she meant. Turns out she was in one and was selling energy drink

I couldn't believe it. And so many people there just buy into it.
Here is a small list of MLM's. This doesn't even show the ones like Investers Dynamics and other ones like that that went boobies up.

•Nu Skin - Provo
•Xango - Draper or Lehi
•Zirii - Draper
•Agel - Provo
•Nature's Sunshine - provo
•Monavie - Salt Lake City
•Usana - West Valley City
•4life - Sandy
•Young Living Essential Oils - Lehi
•Tahitian Noni International (Morinda) - Provo
•American Fork: Goyin, Qing Mei
•Lehi: Native American Nutritionals
•Linden: Zija
•Orem: Earth Essence, EnvisionCC, Forever Green, Leaving Prints, Synergy Worldwide, Team Everest, Unicity Network
•Provo: Heritage Makers, Innerlight International, Inc., Tahitian Noni International (Morinda), The Brain Garden, Agel, Heritage Makers, Nature's Sunshine,
•Salem: Neways
•Springville: Apeus, Sweet Living, E. Excel International, Trivani
•Salt Lake City: Pureworks, SendOutCards, Sevea, Top Line Creations
•Riverton: Stampin' Up!
•Sandy: Ascend Technologies, Equity Now America
•Sibu: South Jordan
•West Valley City: Essante, USANA Health Sciences
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I'm not surprised. Von gives off some serious playa vibes.
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So what's the odds that Von isn't broke within a couple years of his career being over? He's probably going to be broke every offseason.
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So what's the odds that Von isn't broke within a couple years of his career being over? He's probably going to be broke every offseason.
what are the odds that this isn't true?

what are the odds that you like seeing this happen to other people because you don't have much wealth yourself?

Very high.

Both questions.
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what are the odds that this isn't true?

what are the odds that you like seeing this happen to other people because you don't have much wealth yourself?

Very high.

Both questions.
Okay. Thanks for sharing. lol
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So what's the odds that Von isn't broke within a couple years of his career being over? He's probably going to be broke every offseason.
Couple years? He will have money for more than a couple years after. He is a young kid that will make a boatload after. You speculating on what will happen with him is well just that. You really don't have any clue what his money situation is.
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Couple years? He will have money for more than a couple years after. He is a young kid that will make a boatload after. You speculating on what will happen with him is well just that. You really don't have any clue what his money situation is.
The stats on these high paid athletes have been floating around for a while. How many of them end up broke from spending a boat load of money on things like trips to Vegas and women? Most of them.

Maybe Von will be an exception to the rule. Hopefully he will. But if he's living the lifestyle that's pictured on the first page of this tread, he doesn't have much of a chance. And lets not act like that's not a sign of a guy blowing through his money. Does it mean he is blowing through his money? No. Is it simply a sign? Hell yeah!!!!
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Maybe Von will be an exception to the rule. Hopefully he will.
I know it's 80 percent with 5 years of being out of the league. We have no clue whether or not Von will. The baby mommas, huge houses(one of the primary reasons they go broke), 15 cars, 100k jewelry will have them broke a lot quicker than trips to Vegas.
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I know it's 80 percent with 5 years of being out of the league. We have no clue whether or not Von will. The baby mommas, huge houses(one of the primary reasons they go broke), 15 cars, 100k jewelry will have them broke a lot quicker than trips to Vegas.
You're right, we don't know. For all we know this was just one crazy weekend he had, and that's really not the lifestyle that he leads. But come on, chances are that is the lifestyle that he leads, just like the rest of them.

I want to make it clear, I am in no way judging him as a person. I went back and read some of this tread, where people were calling him a prick and other names. I in no way think this is a sign that he is a bad guy. If he wants to blow his money, there is really nothing wrong with that, well, legally or morally. It's stupid, but that doesn't make somebody a bad guy.

The pictures that started this thread are a sign that he is living the lifestyle that the bulk of these high priced athletes lead, and that lifestyle leads them to being broke. I don't see the issue in pointing that out.

This kind of seems like a conversation that I've had with a female family member. I was making a point that most people who get married or into a serious, long term relationship at a young age (late teens or early 20s), and have children, usually end up breaking up, which did happen to me. Then she got all bent out of shape, saying that just because it happened to me doesn't mean that it will happen to most people, and that everybody is different. Well guess what, most of the people that I know who did that ended up breaking up with the person that they were with, and some of them end up getting into having multiple children with multiple people (I didn't do that). Funny that the stats shows that it is true. I believe that 90 percent of couples who were married as teenagers end up divorced. Hey, but everybody is different. lol Really thinking about it, I only know one couple from high school that is still together 15 years later. I've had an active dating life over the years, and it is a trip how many single women I come across who have children, and single women say the same thing about men that they date.

The point of that side story is that when people engage in a lifestyle where a high percentage of those people end up in a certain situation, then chances are that person is going to end up just like the rest of them.
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The stats on these high paid athletes have been floating around for a while. How many of them end up broke from spending a boat load of money on things like trips to Vegas and women? Most of them.

Maybe Von will be an exception to the rule. Hopefully he will. But if he's living the lifestyle that's pictured on the first page of this tread, he doesn't have much of a chance. And lets not act like that's not a sign of a guy blowing through his money. Does it mean he is blowing through his money? No. Is it simply a sign? Hell yeah!!!!
I get what you are saying but Von in year 2 seems more focused and mature. Less porn chicks and gambling and more work and charitable work
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See! Von does Vegas. Von does drugs. Von gets suspended. Vegas is evil!
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No, no, no. Haven't you heard that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Clearly it wasn't Vegas' fault.
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Cocaine its a hell of a drug..."Von Miller"
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