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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:20 AM

Does anyone here buy from Amway?

I don't, and the reason is very similar to why I no longer eat at Chickfila.

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Reply Does anyone here buy from Amway? (Original post)
sadbear Aug 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #1
sadbear Aug 2012 #2
safeinOhio Aug 2012 #9
dballance Aug 2012 #3
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2012 #4
Lifelong Protester Aug 2012 #5
longship Aug 2012 #6
lonestarnot Aug 2012 #7
rustydog Aug 2012 #8
MNBrewer Aug 2012 #11
Kali May 2013 #17
sadbear Aug 2012 #10
Name removed May 2013 #12
sadbear May 2013 #13
Warren DeMontague May 2013 #14
Warren DeMontague May 2013 #15
Kali May 2013 #18
Kali May 2013 #16

Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:24 AM

1. Here:

AMWAY founder injects homophobic dollars into same-sex marriage battle

By Timothy Beauchamp at 5/09/2011 02:59:00 PM

AMWAY co-founder, Richard DeVos, is starting to get more attention for throwing money around to destroy public schools, but he is also quite involved in using his billions achieved through AMWAY to attack gay marriage.

Richard DeVos' comments about gay marriage in yesterday's front-page story have become the subject of much debate, though they're hardly surprising to anybody familiar with his family's involvement in politics over the years.

Last year, DeVos gave $100,000 to a group called Florida4Marriage (now Yes2Marriage) in support of a Florida state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. The ballot issue was less publicized on a national level than California's Proposition 8, but passed in the November election by a wide margin.

The group employed tactics such as furnishing Florida ministers with sample sermons as part of what it called "Marriage Sunday" leading up to the vote. DeVos' $100,000 comprised about 15 percent of the group's funding. His contribution led to protests in front of Amway Arena, where the DeVos-owned Orlando Magic play.


http://gay.americablog.com/2011/05/amway-founder-injects-homophobic.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AMERICAblogGay+%28AMERICAblog+Gay%29

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:27 AM

2. Thanks

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:37 AM

9. Amway is not my way.

Bumper sticker I saw years ago.

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Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:32 AM

3. Absolutely NOT

It's another weird cult in our country. The last time I got roped into sitting through a presentation about why I needed to join the multi-level, pyramid scheme called Amway one of my friends outright LIED to me about why he was inviting me over to his apartment. He, and his Amway handlers knew about their reputation and that I'd most likely decline to attend if I knew the truth.

When I and others got there they just wanted to "share the business" with us. Sound familiar? Like the "Christians" who just want to "share Jesus and everlasting life" with me?

I was so pissed I've made it a point to never deal with them.

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Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:33 AM

4. Pyramid scheme. Never. kind of like a weird cult!

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Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:36 AM

5. Nope, because

I'm old enough to remember Phyllis Schafly-the Eagle Forum-(I'm pretty sure Amway donated heavily to her/it).
Amway's Weird Pyramid scheme (who hasn't had the opportunity to look at someone drawing a pyramid of circles for you...?)

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Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:40 AM

6. Ah! The evil spawn of the DeVos clan.

Which, by the way, includes the infamous Blackwater, a yet another evil creation of Western Michigan Dutch Reformed Calvinist fundementalism.

Grand Rapids and environs is full of them. Next to nothing is open in downtown Grand Rapids on Sunday. They roll up the sidewalks, as we used to say.

That family all but owns GR, and they are evil leaches, all of them. Half the shit in GR is named after DeVos. I think they'll have all the streets named DeVos soon. It'll suit them fine. All directions are the same as long as it leads you to fucking AmWay.

on edit: Grand Rapids also has some good things. Among many is the Reasonable Doubts podcast. Hosted by four former fundies, now atheists, it is a refreshing plunge into Biblical lore, psychology, counter-apologetics, and religious history. Highly recommended. It's intelligent, witty, and doesn't take itself too serious.

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Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:48 AM

7. Good gawd I hope not!

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Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:39 AM

8. I used to be an Amway dealer many years ago

Selling soap out of my house by signing up other people to sign up other people to sell soap our of their houses just wasn't for me I guess.

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Response to rustydog (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:54 PM

11. I was as well

Still have some of the laundry stuff that i'm using years later.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #11)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:26 PM

17. !!!

see my other post, you might be able to unload that in Colorado or Washington

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Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 05:27 PM

13. Damn, what the hell just happened?

Last edited Thu May 2, 2013, 09:23 PM - Edit history (1)

Can anyone who served on that jury tell me the gist of what was said. This thread is nearly a year old, someone dredges it back up, and then gets nailed by a jury for doing so? Weird.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #13)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:18 PM

15. crash and burn troll.

they often kick old threads.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #13)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:28 PM

18. oh hell

I didn't even notice the thread was old - followed over from the MIRT thread on the troll.

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Response to sadbear (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:23 PM

16. back in the day

way back - more than 25 years, mind you - a friend, yeah that's it a friend! told me their laundry detergent was the best bong cleaner ever!

other than that, anybody that can't see it is a scam run by rightwingfundies deserves getting sucked in.

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