Skip to main content

"amway" proselyte leaves grafitti

In this post, I made an observation of the increase in the number of Amway commercials I'd been seeing since the economy started going sour. It makes sense that as people are being laid off that "businesses" like Amway, which sell the dream of "owning your own business" but in reality only want you to be a glorified salesman for Amway products will find a potential new flock of sheep to bring into the fold.

I did a bit of investigation and found that the negative responses to that original post all came from either anonymous accounts on blogger expressly created to send their objection or were made by Amway agents in disguise. Not exactly an unbiased crowd. The fact that actually making money requires lots of sales work on the members part that has nothing to do with the passion that they would ideally like to start a business in, is not the concern of Amway. If you'll notice that article was one of the few of my postings that received multiple comments. Some how the Amway evangelists found it and were compelled to preach the gospel, often with snide comments suggesting I read about the business before commenting. Obviously I read about Amway and even was once approached to witness one of their "church like" hotel events after being duped into thinking it would help me start MY business (software)...needless to say, it amazes me that the Amway proponents are such ravenous believers. A few days ago on one of my blog postings , out of the blue an Amway evangelist again responded. The thing is the recent blog post didn't mention Amway and had nothing to do with it, this is several months after the original Amway mail and somehow evangelists were finding my blog to attack random articles with spam! Really amazing, that said since the response was out of context with the message I deleted it, but I realize now I should have at least copied it to this new blog on the incident. It seems I've angered the Amway God's in some way, I don't mind having a legitimate discussion but please don't spam!


Popular posts from this blog

On the idea of "world wide mush" resulting from "open" development models

A recent article posted in the Wall Street Journal posits that the collectivization of various types of goods or services created by the internet is long term a damaging trend for human societies.

I think that the author misses truths that have been in place that show that collectivization is not a process that started with the internet but has been with us since we started inventing things.

It seems that Mr. Lanier is not properly defining the contexts under which different problems can benefit or suffer from collectivization. He speaks in general terms of the loss of the potential for creators to extract profit from their work but misses that this is and was true of human civilization since we first picked up a rock to use as a crude hammer. New things make old things obsolete and people MUST adapt to what is displaced (be it a former human performance of that task or use of an older product) so as to main…

Highly targeted Cpg vaccine immunotherapy for a range of cancer


This will surely go down as a seminal advance in cancer therapy. It reads like magic:

So this new approach looks for the specific proteins that are associated with a given tumors resistance to attack by the body's T cells, it then adjusts those T cells to be hyper sensitive to the specific oncogenic proteins targeted. These cells become essentially The Terminator​ T cells in the specific tumor AND have the multiplied effect of traveling along the immune pathway of spreading that the cancer many have metastasized. This is huge squared because it means you can essentially use targeting one tumor to identify and eliminate distal tumors that you many not even realize exist.

This allows the therapy for treating cancer to, for the first time; end the "wack a mole" problem that has frustrated traditional shot gun methods of treatment involving radiation and chemotherapy ...which by their nature unfortunately damage parts of the body that are not cancer laden but …

First *extra Galactic* planetary scale bodies observed

This headline

So every so often I see a story that has me sitting at the keyboard for a few seconds...actually trying to make sure the story is not some kind of satire site because the headline reads immediately a nonsense.
This headline did just that.
So I proceeded to frantically click through and it appears it was a valid news item from a valid news source and my jaw hit the floor.
Many of you know that we've been finding new planets outside of our solar system for about 25 years now.
In fact the Kepler satellite and other ground observatories have been accelerating their rate of extra-solar planet discoveries in the last few years but those planets are all within our galaxy the Milky Way.
The three major methods used to detect the bulk of planets thus far are wobble detection, radial transit and this method micro lensing which relies on a gravitational effect that was predicted by Einstein in his general theory of relativity exactly 103 years ago.