Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Qblog Radio And Tex

I've spent a little time letting Tex have a platform to speak at this blog--by reposting things Tex says at various blogs, and of course Tex comments here at "his" blog.

But, maybe you wanna hear Tex speak in his own voice.

This interview is old, but take a listen. It's 40 minutes long and is hosted by Eric J, author of The Quixtar Blog and Qblog Radio.

There's mention in the interview of Tex having his own blog and Tex mentions he wants no part of that...maybe with this site, that's changed a bit.

Qblog And Tex

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Speaking For Tex / A "Successful" Scam Is Still A Scam

As Admin for this blog, it's my "duty" to take what Tex says in his comments here and other Amway-related blogs and make legitemate blog entries out of his words and text.

Recently, Tex made a comment that I think addresses a defense by some Quixtar/Amway IBOs as to the effectiveness of the Business Support Materials used by the leaders("lying cowardly kingpins") to motivate and train their downline.

The defense is basically, "It can't be a scam because so many organizations succeed and sponsor people using the can't have that kind of growth if people are being scammed."

Tex said...

"[It's] like saying any scam is okay as long as it is producing more victims.

The key factor in being a scam isn't whether the scam is working to produce growth.

The key is whether those "succeeding" are lying about the source of their income. The growth of the 1980's was as much (or more, as more people were being scammed every year) of a scam as the stagnant growth of the past dozen years.

It is somewhat less of a scam now as there is much more information available for prospects and IBO's regarding the scam.

However, the upline continues to call anything found on the internet as "bathroom wall" writing.

But the sheer volume and reliability of the sources are becoming impossible to make this argument stick.

It will no longer be a scam when the truth is told and full tool profit transparency is available to prospects and IBO's."

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The NeverEnding Quixtar/Amway Tool Scam


"Why is the tool scam still alive and well?...The topic here is the tool scam."

As Blog Administrator, I'll pose the question as well.

Is the tool scam alive because of the "lying cowardly kingpins' greed"?

Is it a Laissez-faire attitude of Alticor Corporate, that is allow independent business owners to run their motivational businesses separate; or a fear of losing more high-level IBOs?

Is it merely legally unavoidable?

Is it apathy among lower level IBOs?

Is it stupidity among lower level IBOs?

Is it Brainwashing?


Why is the tool scam still alive and well?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Traffic In Tex Country

These stats aren't bad for a new blog...heck, they aren't bad for an old blog.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tex's Second Post


If we were discussing baseball, the important topics would be the basics of baseball. Defense, hitting, pitching, and running.

If we were discussing the construction industry, we would talk about materials, architecture, building codes, etc.

But we are talking business. Business is about making money, the source of profits, overhead, pricing, etc.

THE biggest issue with Quixtar IS the lying cowardly "kingpins", and how they have for decades ripped off millions of Distributors/IBO's for hundreds of millions to
10's of billions of dollars by using the A/Q business as a bait-and-switch operation. The LCK's make MUCH more from tools than A/Q, and it causes net losses for most other IBO's. Are there other issues? Of course, product pricing is one of them, but a distant second compared to the tool scam.

I've challenged others to name an issue/problem with A/Q, and chances are very good I can connect a direct or indirect influence from the tool scam.

Most bloggers just want to puke all over their experiences, opinions, etc. I'm here to cause positive change to happen, so it's no mystery to me why I have been "banned" from many blogs. Most of them are mere "soap operas", repeating the same tired stories over and over again. Instead, why NOT brainstorm on ideas on how to bring honesty and decency to this business? If you wanted, you could be a part of that effort, as your experience as a former IBO could be used to help others, rather than merely brapping all your "horror stories" all over the internet

I've tried to be "grown up" and "civil" for a very long time on qblog, and all I got in return was insults, namecalling, etc., until it got to the point that it was very apparent most of the other bloggers had no interest in discussing, just cussing. The only way I found was successful was to push back with similar posturing, while still making my points. I asked openly on several blogs for others to help me clamp down on the nasty talk and criticize those who conducted themselves in this matter. Zero takers. So the beat goes on....

In fact, Dave is the FIRST blog owner who has decided he would like meaningful disucssions of making things better, and that is VERY refreshing. But why should we need HIM to be "mommy and daddy", why not have a CULTURE on this blog that frowns on childish behavior? I'm game, are YOU?

Adult-Oriented Blog

This blog should contain Adult Content.

Not "adult content" like watching scrambled porn on cable TV...but content written by adults acting like adults.

Tex has a good message. The "lying cowardly kingpins" have ruined the opportunity to build a profitable Quixtar business for their downline.

Tex's desire to be heard on "credible" blogs such as the Quixtar corporate-sponsored blogs, instead of the "critic" blogs is also admirable. But...Tex could make THIS blog just as credible.

The problem is Tex doesn't want to "police" this blog. So the responsibility falls to me. And my problem is that the message is getting lost every time I have to delete a comment that contains a valid point but is then punctuated by an insult so personal that I can't in good conscience let it stay published.

Don't get me wrong...I love a good "blog fight" as much as anyone. Insults can spice up a good argument. It rattles some opponents to the point they concede the debate by bowing out.

But, how do I decide what constitutes an acceptable insult?

I don't want Tex's Blog to be reduced to "doo-doo head" and "you have cooties" type insults. I do want(and I think Tex wants, too) Tex to be able to say what is on his mind and Tex's critics and supporters to counter Tex's statements.

Therefore, I'm gonna let the fur fly with a few exceptions.

Any comment with an F-bomb wil be deleted.
Any comment containing racist remarks will be deleted.
Any personal attack with reference to genitalia will be deleted.
Any personal attack with sexual reference or preference will be deleted.

If a comment is deleted, any response to the comment will also be deleted.

What do you think? Good? Bad?

Should I just delete the blog? Turn off comments and just archive the blog?

Monday, February 4, 2008

Down Under Amway Blog

Looks like a new Amway Blog has hit the Internet.

And they like Rocket's Rants, too.

Maybe they'll stop by and say,"Howdy" or even "G'Day Mate" to Tex.

"We are an ordinary working class couple who have established this blog and website because of the impact the Amway business has had in our lives as a direct result of our family members who are Amway IBO's. This blog is wholly independant. The blog content has been based on information freely available on the internet and from personal experiences and opinions of the authors and blog visitors. The authors do not claim to be of any authority, legal or otherwise, regarding the content of the blog and should not be considered as such."

Check out OzAmwayVictims.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Back From Tex Country

The current administrator of this blog(until Tex finally decides to take it over)has returned from Tex's part of the country.(I was in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area) In my absence, I enacted Comment Moderation at this blog.

I'll be disabling that feature in a few minutes.

While I was gone, I had to reject several comments from Tex dealing with quoting excerpts from a sex site. These quotes were made by someone Tex is having a "comment war" with.

I consider them inappropriate for a blog devoted mainly to Tex's issues regarding Quixtar. I will continue to delete any comments of that nature.

Obviously, when Tex takes over this blog, he will be free (AND RESPONSIBLE) for any thing he wishes to write.
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