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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:25 AM

George W. Bush, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Peterson promote shady multilevel marketing company

Former President George W. Bush, basketball star Kobe Bryant, and right-wing Canadian professor Jordan Peterson will lend their famous names this summer to a multilevel insurance marketing company that critics say is better at getting money from its own recruits than it is at selling insurance.

PHP Agency is a multilevel marketing company, meaning that it makes money when people recruit lower-ranking members, who then funnel their sales commissions upwards.

Agents move up through the ranks based on their recruitment rates, according to a 2016 PHP fact sheet on “compensations and promotional guidelines.”

But much of PHP’s income appears to come from fees paid by the recruits themselves, according to complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau.

Its PHP page is littered with complaints. Multiple people complained that someone had persuaded them to join their insurance team and pay $150 for “training material,” plus a monthly recurring fee of $14.95.

A Reddit forum devoted to discussions of multilevel marketing companies is filled with similar horror stories about the company, with tales of PHP agents pressuring friends and family members to pay initiation fees to join the company and savings squandered on PHP Agency trainings.

At: https://www.thedailybeast.com/george-w-bush-kobe-bryant-jordan-peterson-promote-shady-multilevel-marketing-company-php-agency



George Dubya Bush: Grifters gonna grift.

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Reply George W. Bush, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Peterson promote shady multilevel marketing company (Original post)
sandensea Jun 8 OP
underpants Jun 8 #1
pecosbob Jun 8 #2
sandensea Jun 8 #3
pecosbob Jun 8 #4
sandensea Jun 8 #5
pecosbob Jun 8 #6
sandensea Jun 8 #7
applegrove Jun 8 #8
sandensea Jun 8 #9
Wounded Bear Jun 8 #10
yortsed snacilbuper Jun 8 #11

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:29 AM

1. As long as no one gets raped

Was I not supposed to mention that thing with Kobe?
I understand he's rehabbed his image but ... you know.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:42 AM

2. IIRC his family owned big stock in a corporation

that provides commissary items to Texas Department of Corrections inmates....sort of a captive market.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:52 AM

3. Wow. Why am I not surprised.

Almost as bad as LBJ, who was said to own stock in the company making body bags for the troops in Vietnam at the time.

Hell, Cheney did too (KBR) - as did Bush no doubt.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:56 AM

4. I grew up in Houston around oil and gas and real estate swindlers

Never ceased to amaze me that people couldn't see through Trump for all these decades...pegged him for a snake oil salesman first time I ever laid eyes on him.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:01 AM

5. Wishful thinking gets the best of some people

"He'll bring jobs back!"

"He'll cut my taxes!"

"He'll get rid of the Mexicans!"

That's always been Cheeto's talent: sniffing out what weak people wish they could have, and hoodwinking them into believing he can deliver.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:02 AM

6. Nice point...

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:05 AM

7. Thanks.

It is what it is.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 03:06 AM

8. Creeps cubed.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:24 PM

9. That's how Dubya likes to roll



"Sometimes I feel this bad about what we did." "That much, huh?"

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:54 PM

10. I guess Betsy DeVos 'educated' somebody...

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 03:41 PM

11. ponzi scheme

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