Snake Oil?

Discussion in 'Chatter' started by clembo, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. clembo

    clembo Well-Known Member

    What do you think?

    "CHICAGO (AP) — Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau, whose name became synonymous with late-night TV pitches, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for bilking consumers through ubiquitous infomercials for his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About."

    ""Since his 20s, he has steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own gain," Guzman said, adding that Trudeau is "deceitful to the very core.""
  2. IQless1

    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

    Why, what a clean-cut young man! Definitely not one of those "welfare-cases". :D


    I see he was voted "Most Likely to Succeed", in 1981.

    A few of his successes:

    In 1990, he succeeded in pretending to be a doctor.

    In 1991, he succeeded in pleading guilty to larceny.

    Also in 1991, he succeeded in being convicted of a separate crime, using the names and SS numbers of eleven people and charged over a hundred grand on their credit cards.

    Afterwards, as a partial explanation of the incidents above, he successfully said it was simply "youthful indiscretions".

    There are more of his successes listed at:

    Verdict: Snake Oil salesman.
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  3. L'Emmerdeur

    L'Emmerdeur Upright Member

    Y'all are just a coupla haters. This is an example of Obama's fascist boot heel on the neck of an outstanding American entrepreneur. We need the government to stop interfering with the job creators.
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  4. IQless1

    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

    I agree completely.

    Now, I have this bridge for sale, slightly used but well maintained...
  5. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    You really have to wonder if our resident Righties didn't catch the sarcasm. They are slow. :D
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  6. IQless1

    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

    It's almost funny...but then I remember that they actually don't have the ability to understand such things, and many of them are actually running the country (five bucks says they'll misunderstand that statement).

    In some ways, I'm glad they are that stupid, as it's easy to counter their idiotic arguments... but in other ways I'm not so thrilled, like when they write laws. The whole latter thing is FUBAR, but many of the voters out there are just as @#$%ed-up.

    I'll present two solutions here, though there are others. One: Vote for Democrats. Two: Skeet-shooting. While I like both ideas, and neither are mutually exclusive, the second is just so much more fun...PULL!
  7. clembo

    clembo Well-Known Member

    Not at all but you did forget to use the words Socialist and Communist.:eek:

    Seriously when it comes to "fraud", "misconception" etc. it's a fine line and who determines it?

    "But in remarks Monday asking for a sentence of less than two years for his client, defense attorney Tom Kirsch said the harm Trudeau caused was minor compared to fraud in which some people are cheated out of their life savings."

    Buyer beware after all and there IS a lot of crap for sale on TV, in the newspapers, on radio and more.

    As for Kevin Trudeau I do think he's a slime ball and have for years. Still there is that fine line.

    As for this...

    "Another defense attorney, Carolyn Gurland, added that Trudeau's legal troubles had already cost him his businesses and his home, and nearly all his other worldly possessions.
    "He has a suitcase containing his personal artifacts. That's what he has left," she said."

    If it's true (and somehow I doubt it) it was a business decision. A bad one at that.

    I hope he can still afford his insurance.

    When he gets out of jail.
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  8. IQless1

    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

    You left-out the remark about the "missing" "$100,000" in gold bars.

    I know I too have a tendency to "misplace" hundreds of thousands of dollars...

    OK, that indeed was "sarcasm". :rolleyes:

    But, then again, maybe I was "acting" last time I saw ya....and I'm secretly a multimillionaire...and you were right next to my "secret-stash" of gold bars without even knowing it. ;)
  9. LucyRay

    LucyRay Active Member

    I think (hope?) both left and right can see this guy as a snake! What a schmuk! Geez, what makes some folks bad? No excuse for con-men/women.
  10. IQless1

    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

    I'm very certain that most are born that way, but there are other causes. The environment a person grows-up in and brain injury can also cause bad behavior, but neither of those compares to the broad range of genetic predispositions.

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