One Man’s Perceptions

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Table of Contents

One Man’s Perceptions
07 April 2006~One man's Perceptions
07 April 2006~A Conversation
09 April 2006~Learning Progress!
22 April 2006~Rich Dad, Poor Dad?!
27 April 2006~Brainstorming: Quote from News
27 April 2006~Irony & Agony
26 April 2006~Hidden Information: A comment from Jeffery
28 April 2006~Defining Google & Relevancy to MLM Companies
Distributor Agreement
07 April 2006~Distributor Agreement (PART 1)
14 April 2006~Distributor Agreements (PART 2)
Facts
08 April 2006~Fact 1: Product Value
11 April 2006~Fact 2: Product Awards
19 April 2006~Fact 3: Advertising
Hazardous substance
08 April 2006~Hazardous substance Fact Sheet
08 April 2006~Hazardous substance Fact Sheet - Explanation
20 April 2006~Hazardous substance Fact Sheet – Real Cases
Hunger for Humor?
14 April 2006~Memorable Quotes from V for Vendetta
14 April 2006~ The Scream?!!
Backup Datas
01 January 1990~Information: Comments from Jeffery

For those who are lazy, e.g. one of my friends, I have purposely created this table of content for the sake of your comfort~ so, please enjoy yourself!

One Man’s Perceptions
Calvin

Friday, April 28, 2006

Defining Google & Relevancy to MLM Companies


So, you all might wonder why I put this news report titled "Defining Google" on this post, first of all, I would like to address the issue of duplicity that MLM people always emphasized with their approach for recruiting new members. In the success of Google, it is the endless attempts of bringing creativity on the table that makes them stood out from the crowd of competitors. In contrast being a copycat won’t make you as successful as Google, at majority of MLM people will find themselves being the sources fuelling someone’s dream life. At the end these people who were at the base of the structure ended the business with shame and guilty, for bringing their loves one into such business, and worst, facing denial dramas when their whole journey in the business was teaching them to blame themselves for failure. (Above is supported with the report titled “Myth of MLM Income”)

Few years back before I start observing MLM companies, I came across a quote in an anime.

The ultimate end of evolution is self-destruction.”

Somewhere along the movie clip, they did mention about their concerns on the uncommon rapid growth of Google. In order for Google to become a long lasting cooperate, the will have to cope with the speed of growth, and managing it carefully.

Similar to MLM companies, the growth of the network is always under the spot light. When they grow too fast, faster than they can handle, things will start to become wild. Deceptions, cults, and unethical practices will emerge within the network itself, eating the reputation of the company at its core. With such signs indicating failures within the core of Management, from these sorrows (1, 2, 3, 4, etc)we receive a clear message that action must be taken to prevent further harm to our people. Yet, no much action was taken remedying these unpleasant incidents, yet, the worse scenarios happen when authorities turn a blind eye on some incident.

So, some people like Dexter sought for the root of these problems, which is the company. Within a degree of extend, I do agree that the company should be accountable for the exploitation within the network. As one said:

"Deliberately breaking rules is fine; ignoring them is not -- ignorance is bad."

If the company enforce their regulation strictly when some bad apples deliberately breaking the rules, would there be so much heart breaking events?

Anyway, I’m not putting all the weight on the company itself, but they sure play a major role in the incident.

One Mans’ Perceptions

Calvin

Resources:

  1. Famous quote – Wikiquote
  2. Bad Experiences – Lampe Berger Help
  3. Report titled “Myth of MLM Income” – Pyramid Scheme Alert
  4. Dexter – The Author of “Stop MLM Scams” blog
  5. Movie Clip (Defining Google - Download) – 60 Minutes CBS News Report
P.S.: The length of the movie is 21 min 50 sec, it is not recommended for dial-up users, and for those are facing problem in watching the clip due to frequent delays while playing the clip, are sugested to download it.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Irony & Agony


"BAD APPLE" Heather Wilson

I'm a person who likes art, and since I have just written something regarding bad apples, I google and found this art work.

Somehow, the painting reminds me of apples. I love Granny Smiths, which is a type of apple in Green colour and originate from Australia.

Anyone noticed the bad apple in the painting?

P.S.:
The artwork is a property of New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts founded on 1882. In this post the painting is just merely serve as an irony contrast with my previous post.

The author is not responsible for any violation to the intellectual properties. Action will be taken to remove this post if there were any infringement.

Resources:

Brainstorming: Quote from News

Today, when I was reading news, I found some issues very similar with what Lampe Berger having rite now. So, let’s look at the following news.

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Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo
Detainee abuse, torture and killings implicate 600 US personnel
04/27/2006

"There were not just a few bad apples but it was in fact a systematic pattern of abuse," human right groups reported.

Human rights groups said Wednesday that allegations of detainee abuse, torture and killings have now implicated at least 600 U.S. military and civilian personnel deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison for terrorist suspects.

Those findings counter the Pentagon's assertion that Abu Ghraib was an aberration, according to a report compiled by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First.

"The abuses were widespread," said Joanne Mariner, Director of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights Watch, "There were not just a few bad apples but it was in fact a systematic pattern of abuse. So we documented 350 cases of credible allegations involving more than 460 US personnel and more than 600 detainees."

In response to similar criticism over the past two years, Pentagon officials have defended the Defence Department's response to the Abu Ghraib abuse, calling it one of the most closely scrutinised matters in the history of the military.

Only a fraction - 40 people - have been sentenced to prison time for the abuse, according to the report by the human rights groups.

The groups said they researched and analysed tens of thousands of pages of government documents, interviews with witnesses and victims and previous Pentagon probes into the abuse.

Basic doctrine of military law is that commanders are responsible for the act of their subordinates," says Mariner, "So we should be seeing some kind of high level accountability or even mid-level accountability, but that is just not happening."

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Lampe Berger, of course we can not accusing all of them being the unethical ones. I personally do believe that within that company still held a bunch of distributors that are doing the business honestly. But after reading through tons of negative feedback from the community, I began to concerns about the dominating group in Lampe Berger’s business.

Ethical Distributors Vs. Unethical Distributors

Which side is the majority? I don’t have exact figures, so I won’t be pin pointing anything. I just want to share a thought where I got from the quote:

"There were not just a few bad apples but it was in fact a systematic pattern of abuse,"

What if there are systematic pattern of abuses in the Lampe Berger’s so call legitimate business? So, please spend more time investigating the legitimacy of the MLM business before joining them.

Anyway, I’m not giving any personal opinion on the post-warfare happening between America and Iraq. So, just read as you like and don’t comment anything regarding the politics.

One Man’s Perceptions
Calvin

Resources:
  1. © eitb24 - 2006

    Detainee abuse, torture and killings implicate 600 US personnel

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Hidden Information: A comment from Jeffery

Recently, I came across a comment by Jeffery. One of the 17 years old whom claim himself joined Lampe Berger.

From I noticed a lot of useful information. And yes, these information might not be so direct, so let me lead you (reader) through the journey of the BIG PICTURE.

The following text is two comments I retrieve from Anti Lampe Berger - Middle Class Mentality - 10:32 AM & 3:44 AM

Quoted:

“I face a lot of rejection from much more elderly people when I talk to them about LB. I was even condemning that LB was a cheat because I realized how hard it is to earn the big bucks in this business.

From here we know that the business is not easy, and it requires a lot of hard work to accomplish a reasonable income.

(Let’s just assume the MLM system has no flaws)

So, what most of the Lampe Berger Distributor left out was, RISKS, and it was delivered by Mr Jeffery in the quoted text.

MLM distributors often intentionally left out the time & money needed for this business. Tactics approach such as saying starting it is just as simple as 1, 2, 3 to becoming a billionaire.

When a person joined into these so call “business”, the motivating classes tell teaches you that failure are due to personal reasons, not because of the flaws in these MLM businesses. Two contradicting facts under one same company, I wonder why!

After I read through “Merchant of Deceptions”, the author whom was once a high level distributor in Quixtar exposes the parallel business in Motivational Materials (such as, Seminars, Cds, tapes, trips… - which are non-refundable). The author mentioned that these Motivating Classes edify a distributor to blame them for failure, in order to keep those drop out to shut up. If this is not brainwashing I don’t know what is.

Quoted:

“As I said before, All our dreams will come true if we have the courage to pursue it.

And unfortunately, people like Asroof just join in the business and started full of energy and a big dream. But faced a few rejections, and then they died off. And now, posting in forums condemning about his loss, becoming a more sad person. Asroof, friend, no offence but what can negative cynicism accomplish?

Personally, I think it is very sad if you are in a business and you need someone else to tell you that everything is okay. In a business one have to plan for the worst. And I do have to remind you all that planning for the worst scenario is not cynicism/negative. One the other hand, MLM distributors joining all the motivating classes seem to be clouding these MLM distributors’s judging ability. Try to look at these comments from LB distributors… “fucking” or “sucking” phenomenon

Quoted:

“After all, I admit that this business have also brought Joy and Sorrow at the same time to people.

Those who gets the sorrow are the people who join, faced a few rejections, can't cope with them, and then die off. And the lips of these sad people aren't zipped. They just go to the public negatively criticizing this whole industry, feeling that they're doing something noble. Oh please, if you're a loser, that doesn't mean everyone else is a loser.”

So, here is a good example on what I said just now, typical information control! Making those drop out feel even guiltier. Well, so much for those that claim MLM business can improve life.

Anyway, that’s all I would like to add. There are tons of other comments from the original post, do stop by to read them. Middle Class Mentality

One Man’s Perceptions
Calvin

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Rich Dad, Poor Dad?!

A reply to our dear reader,

“At 11:19 AM, Anonymous said…

out of curiosity, are we say that all MLM's are bad. If that is true, why would Robert T Kiyosaki actually recommends network marketing in his book ?”

I don’t think you should 100% absorb what your read, please think through rather than just plainly accept what was fed to you.

Robert T Kiyosaki, indeed earn a great fortune, but from where he earn? So, here is some criticism I obtained from wikipedia. (If you are really lazy to read through the whole thing , please read the part that was underlined)

Why someone whom his success is not from building MLM business, why he allow/can give promote MLM business when he is NOT in the business? Vice versa, why when critics always being accuse for do not understand the business?

Isn't it strange when someone not in MLM promoting the business, they get supportive feedback, but when someone posts some critics, MLM distributors try every means to discredit you. I guess I should say, people tends to listen to what they want to listen, regardless how strong the fact is.

My personal opinion is MLM Company needs his book to be as a tool to kept their members’ mind diluted. Both MLM and Kyosaki are like co-existing creature, where each body needs the other to sustain their life. Kyosaki needs the dependency from the MLM companies to buy his books, whereas MLM companies needs to take credits from his book.

Yes, I know... I know, you all must be blaming me for posting only critics. Anyway, it seems to be a very likely case because every MLM distributor has to read his books! If you read through the book, you will find a lot of common phrase when you speaking with MLM distributor.

Criticism

Kiyosaki's books have been criticized for having lots of anecdotal lessons but almost no concrete advice. Many readers find his work highly motivational, but then lacking information to put it to use. It is also difficult to discern fact from fiction and anecdote in many of his works.

Some advice he gives is thought to be poor or even dangerous by other investors. For example, he advocates focusing on a few "good investments" rather than diversifying as well as "going for broke". He also downplays the importance of (traditional/tertiary) education, and claims that there is no correlation between increased education and increased income. This assertion is contradicted by various academic studies. Nonetheless, he absolutely stresses the need for financial education.

Some have questioned Kiyosaki's status as a successful investor and businessman prior to the formation of his present venture, CASHFLOW Technologies, Inc. They claim that his wealth has come only as a result of selling books and audio presentations about topics he has not personally succeeded in and that he is probably worth far less than the $50 to $100 million USD he claimed in an interview. They note he has claimed to be bankrupt as recently as 1985, a high school dropout and a deserter from the Navy. Some of these items do not agree with records and may have been stated for "dramatic effect". In several of his books he makes claims about his accomplishments which appear to be exaggerations, fabrications or misdirection.

People have speculated on the identity of his "rich dad" and whether this individual even existed, reasoning that such a man, whom Kiyosaki describes as "one of the richest men in the Islands", and his family who carry on his tradition, would have been very well known in as small a state as Hawaii. In the February 2003 issue of SmartMoney magazine, Kiyosaki backed off his claim that his "rich dad" was a real person, instead stating “Is Harry Potter real? Why don’t you let Rich Dad be a myth, like Harry Potter?”

Though he did not make his money in the industry, Kiyosaki is also an endorser of network marketing (i.e. Mary Kay, Quixtar, Tupperware, etc.) which some consider to be illegal pyramid schemes. He reasons in his book, The Business School For People Who Like Helping People, that the companies teach the skills necessary to be a successful business owner, like leadership, the ability to sell and teach, and emotional intelligence. Critics say he is brown nosing the industry to sell more materials.

This is One Man's Perceptions
Calvin

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hazardous substance Fact Sheet – Real Cases

Figure 1: The lamp that caused the incident


Picture 2: The damaged Car

Hazardous substance Fact Sheet – Real Cases

  1. 薰香精油瓶放車內 緊急煞車導致異丙醇洩漏燒掉車
  2. 薰香精油瓶置車上起火 北市婦人愛車頭燒毀
  3. 薰香精油含異丙醇低燃點 密閉空間不要使用
  4. 「精油隨身帶!」意外灑出火燒愛車

Just when you thought all Lampe Berger’s Distributor were all smart, here is a very ridiculous news reported on PChome Online. The four links refer to the same accident that happened around October, 2005; whereas the report was reported on 19th of April 2006, due to some lawsuit press against DCHL for repaying the damaged of the distributor’s car.

(I wonder whether the MMA Insurance Certificate that they always claimed will be use to repay the distributor’s losses?)

The incident occurred due to few factors:

  1. Unethical uplines telling their downlines to carry a lamp wherever they go.

“…依陳情人說法,該集團還鼓勵經銷商與消費者「帶著薰香精油瓶子走出去」…”

According to the victim, their organization promote their distributor and consumer to Bring along the lamps wherever they go

  1. Misleading information about the properties of ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL. In fact isopropyl alcohol is a flammable fuel doesn’t matter whether it is made from crude oil, or even plants. They still inherit the same chemical structure as an Isopropyl Alcohol.

張小姐:「我所接受到的教育,在公司裡面的教育,也是這個理療燈自己倒了之後,它並不會產生,它並不會起火燃燒,他就會跟你說,我們的異丙醇是純植物的,是什麼特殊的配方,法國來的特殊的配方,我自己的下線,或者是經銷商或者消費者,現在全部我都跟他們說請暫停使用。」

Miss Chong: :「The material that I received and trained, it is directly from the company itself, there were claims mentioned about even if the lamp were tripped leakage will not happen, hence it won’t causes fire. In addition, they will said, isopropyl alcohol is made from plants, …

  1. By common sense she should know that flammable material should not put in a car. Yet, it really amazed me how summit she were towards every words her upline told her. (I wonder if the terrorist were trained in the same way, maybe motivating classes/seminars really did clouded her common senses)
  2. Pregnant woman should not use Aromatherapy/essential oil.

“…The baby should be four to six months old before applying essential oils except through a diffuser. Use one drop per years of age. Always check the oils to be used with a professional aromatherapist as the oils may be harmful to your or the baby.” – From Aromatherapy - Pregnant Women and Babies

“Aromatherapy

Some aromatherapy oils should not be used throughout pregnancy. These include lavender, jasmine and camomile….” – From Medicines & Pregnancy

Other Resources:

Aromatherapy and Pregnancy – Federation of Holistic Therapist


This is One Man's Perceptions
Calvin

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fact 3: Advertising


In my past experiences dealing with MLM people, when we talking about the over inflated prices on their product, they always claims that their PARTNER (I don’t really think it’s their partner, a.k.a. DCHL) is trying their best cutting down the price by NOT advertising and etc…

The statement were taken Anti-Lampe Berger’s blog from “Comments from LB

“…MLM was just a industry or can say a sales method use by a company to promote their products,same as other business method!Cause with this method,they can save cost like advertising and so on but give it to the distributor who able to sells the products!...”
In the quoted comment from the unknown LB distributor, he stated that MLM does not need to advertise, unlike those conventional businesses.

There are 2 severe mistakes in this quoted text.

  1. He/She did not clarify how much will it save on the product cost if they did not advertise!
  2. He/She did not even bother read his/her DCHL company’s webpage, where DCHL do ADVERTISE!

I don’t think I need to provide any proof to his/her first claim, because in order for that statement to have some value, the second statement have to be 100% true. So, let me proof that DCHL do ADVERTISE!

Under DCHL Malaysia’s – “News and Events” – “Advertisements
Wow…. There are tons of advertisements solely at Malaysia’s media.

  1. VMAG – December 2005 Issue (1)
  2. Ifeel – November 2005 Issue (1)
  3. VMAG – November 2005 Issue (1)
  4. New Icon – October & November 2005 Issue (1)
  5. VMAG – October 2005 Issue (1) (2) (3)
  6. Home Concepts – September & October Issue (1) (2) (3)
  7. Sin Chew Jit Poh – June, July & August 2005 (1) (2) (3)
  8. Health & Beauty – August 2005 Issue (1) (2)
  9. Business Magazine – No. 49 Issue (1) (2)
  10. Home Concepts – May & June 2005 Issue (1) (2) (3)

So, did DCHL Malaysia cut their product cost making it cheaper for consumer by NOT advertising? From what I know, they did advertise! So, it’s another false claim from some unethical Lampe Berger Distributor.

This is One Man's Perceptions
Calvin

Friday, April 14, 2006

The Scream?!!


Hmmm...
  • What is that guy doing?
  • Maybe lost his doggie?
  • Maybe screaming for help?
  • Maybe he lost his humor?
  • Maybe con by his friends?
  • Maybe too much Lamps?
  • Maybe someone bang his BMW?
  • Maybe he just desperately needs RM30,000?
  • Maybe he is a Loser?
So, go figure out yourself, on what the picture means to you.
Maybe it would be better that I show another picture from my favorite The Simpsons.

Homer: "Where is my brain? ~ ah~ ah~"

Anyway, the artist that drew this painting (The Scream) is Edvard Munch. Here is a quote from the author saying his source of inspiration,
I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.
This is One Man's Perceptions + Humor
Calvin

Memorable Quotes from V for Vendetta


Sorry for posting some quote totally unrelated to MLM! Hey, it's my blog anyway, I like to post anything I want! After watching V for Vendetta, somehow I just can't get some dialogue out of my mind. So, with the amazing Google I stumble upon this site.
V: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

For those people that intended to shut me up, here is a quote that I borrow from Mr. V.

Creedy: Die! Why won't you die?
V: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy - and ideas are bulletproof.

Yes, Under this blog, there is an idea! A bulletproof one!


This is One Man's Perceptions
Calvin

Distributor Agreements (PART 2)

Inconsistent Claims & Facts

“Do you want to own your own business?”

“What is so good about this business is that
we are partners with Huge Companies!”

If your memories serve you well, you might recall most popular approaches from MLM Company to recruit people is something similar. From my point of view, such conversation is not 100% honest.

Distributor Agreement

2. I’m an independent contractor/businessman and NOT an employee or agent of the company and is NOT authorized to act on behalf or bind the company or its affiliates, shareholders, directors, officers or employees.

9. I agree that the company reserves he right and authority to reject this application without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

Condition NO.2 (underlined), “independent contractor/businessman” is merely a name to separate the responsibility of DCHL and distributor. If you were a partner of a conventional business, do you have rules similar to “NOT authorized to act on behalf or bind the company or its affiliates, shareholders, directors, officers or employees”? If a PARTNER that doesn’t have the power/authority to act on behalf of the company, what good does it serve? What difference does it separate from Salesman? Maybe just some fancy names for MLM distributor!

To my opinion, Condition NO.2 is that rule that protect the company if there were any deceptive cases were held against them.

(What good does it serves when one call themselves Independent Business Owner, yet still bounded by the lengthy rules similar to rules of a Salesman?)

It is a common practice for MLM Company to renew their distributor’s distributorship annually. The reason of having such mechanism is to filter out unethical practice distributor. Hence the Condition NO.9 serves as a protective measure. MLM Company just refuses to accept your renewal application will immediately put your business in jeopardy. So much to be your own business owner!

(Sounds like Salesman to me!)


One Man's Perceptions
Calvin

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Fact 2: Product Awards

I was going through some web browsing and I noticed some abnormal issues. If you are guessing all the “fucking” or “sucking” phenomenon happen to DareDevil’s blog. My findings are totally no relation with the ill mannered coming from some aggressive distributor. It was found under

Under DCHL Hong Kong

有关产品LAMPE BERGER产品证书获奖纪录

In translations,

(Related product→Lampe Berger→Product Certificate→Awards)

獲獎紀錄

  1. 1901

(1901 – Awarded by Government of French as an Innovative Product Award)

(Awarded six times for Paris’s Merchandise Award)

  1. Lyon

(Lyon Merchandise Award)

  1. Ernoble

(Ernoble Merchandise Award)

  1. Decoratifs

(Decoratifs Artistic Award)

  1. Diplome Dho-Nero

(Diplome Dho-Nero Sales Award)

  1. 1906

(1906 – Italy’s Rome Merchandise Award)

  1. 2000 Top 100

(2000 – American Atlanta Top 100 Decorative Award)

(Taiwan’s Product Quality Assurance Award)

All these awards were not even shown in Lampe Berger Site. So, I wonder why they don’t use these awards as advantages to increase publicity. The reason for not having it on the main page was it because the only innovative award they received was on 1901? Or maybe they didn’t emphasis on the Healing properties, form the webpage, these lamps were treated more as an Decorative Product. Hmmm… from the majority of the awards, it seems to me that it look more towards Artistic Decorative Product/Luxury Item than awarded for it’s functionality.

Taiwan’s Product Quality Assurance Award” – Judging Criteria were not provided/explained, these lamps were judge by their looks? The functionalities? Or etc… If you did enter DCHL Malaysia, you will realize that that certification does not provide any judging criteria, just plain paper with words in French. (Except the insurance document which were written in English, but that still doesn’t really provide any in-depth details)

What is Lampe Berger’s Market?

  1. An aromatherapy product?
  2. A luxury product?

From my point of view after reading through the Lampe Berger Site, I recognize it as a Luxury Item. One may ask what does Luxury Item means, and it is define as any item that is not essential to sustain our life can be consider as luxury items. Therefore such item’s price is not control by the government, and they can sell it with whatever price they want, but only when there is no deception involved. Did they use deceptive product? Guess it yourself!

Luxury items are always meant to be expensive because their market is small due to the facts that human survival does not rely on it. So, can you imagine everyone willing to purchase such expensive lamps when they claim their main goal is selling lamps? A lot of people still get paid for below a thousand ringgit, do you think people really buy lamps rather than pursuing the endless chain of recruiting? Even if one really bought these lamps, does he really need a lot of them, or does he really use them frequently? I wonder!

This is One Man’s Perceptions
Calvin

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Learning Progress!

I'm currently studying few material, such as

  1. The Myth of "Income Opportunity" in Multi-Level Marketing - Pyramid Scheme Alert
  2. Laws of Malaysia Act 500 - Direct Sales Act 1993 (Reprint 2002)
  3. Direct Marketing of Political Parties: New Machines or Brand Politics?
  4. MLM - Business opportunity of the century to be financially free

So, still need a few days to digest

The Myth of "Income Opportunity" in Multi-Level Marketing

Here's a brief discription of this report,

The claim by multi-level marketing (MLM) companies of offering consumers a viable “part time income” or an “extraordinary income” greater than most other businesses or occupations is their hallmark attraction. It is also their greatest defense against persistent charges of pyramid scheme fraud, mind control and deceptive promotions. The question is whether MLM is a social and financial blight or a benefit to consumers. Legitimacy of this business ultimately hinges on the truthfulness or falsehood of its income claims. It is a question that affects the fate and fortune of more than five million new recruits in North America every year and countless more in other countries.


Hopefully by next Friday (14th of April 2006) I can come up with something interesting!

P.S.:

  1. If anyone have any Journals/Reports (technical writing), it would be lovely that you can either send me the LINKS or PDF format!
  2. It would be nice if any distributor willing to scan a copy of LB's Distributor Handbook (the one LB distributor got in their little bag after successfully signed up) for me. PDF/JPG would be just nice~
  3. If anyone done any research please mail to me (along with the References)!
This is One Man's Perceptions
Calvin

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Hazardous substance Fact Sheet - Explanation

Of all the things I could talk, why I purposely posting a Long Technical Sheet?

First of all, I came across a few reports in Taiwan claiming that the product exploded while the user trying to boost his HEALING power with aromatherapy lamps – Lampe Berger’s lamps. The previous post shows the characteristics of ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL. It is a hazardous substance that exists in the scented fuel (from DCHL links, it’s known for being 90%), WOW, selling in such an expensive price using such substances… no wonder they can have such high commission plan.

Profile of Lampe Berger Essential Oils

There are 29 different essential oils. Each scent has their own special feature that will delight and please. The essential oils are composed of 90% Isopropyl Alcohol, 3-5% natural essential oil and 5-7% water.

Isopropyl Alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol is extracted from the beetroot plant. It has a natural blending nature and is water soluble.

Ozoalcool
Mr. Maurice Berger discovered ozoalcool and had it patented. Ozoalcool blends with the essential oil which when diffused by the catalytic burner at a constant combustion temperature releases ozone into the air.

If you have already browser through the previous post, you will realize that such substance require delicate handling, so Lampe Berger Distributor out there, remember to tell your client to handle it carefully! (this is something that shouldn’t be ignored.)

Improper handling might cause adverse effects. Listen in “Other Long-Term Effects” section mentioned that – Effects may include reduced memory and concentration, personality changes (withdrawal, irritability), fatigue, sleep disturbances, reduced coordination, and/or effects on nerves supplying internal organs (autonomic nerves) and/or nerves to the arms and legs (weakness, "pins and needles"). Best of all, Isopropyl Alcohol may affect the liver and kidneys. Not to forget it is a highly flammable substance someone might get their house burned down.

There is another thing that I really can’t find in any chemistry books or even in Universities Data Base, that is the famous “Ozoalcool”, below is a description of how Ozoalcool works. Since they claim it is so magnificent, why it still hasn’t been seen on any Awards regarding chemistry? Doesn’t this raise any curiosity? And the argument that the have is that it is a business top secret, hmmm… from what I know patents mostly valid for about a decade. But the mysterious LB have patents over a hundred years. Hmmm… I wonder how they get the authorities to ignore this fact. (DCHL HK)

(The Ozoalcool)

法(專 造)把 (O2) ( 基), IPA(異 醇)結 -CH32 CHOOH】, 76.1 16 氧(O2)(氧 基)它 OZOALCOOL

基(O2)(單 氧)此 60 氧(O2)上 ( O3 ) ( Triatomic Oxygen ) ( ) 氧(O2)(氧 基), 象(對 質)來 使 使
The description in Chinese said that claim that burning these lamps will release O-, from what I known most of the time O- are produced by passing oxygen through high voltage panel, but by burning fuel create O- ? I really never heard before, even my lecturer also don’t what is Ozoalcool, but he said it might be some fancy name for a simple thing.

(Maybe I just an “idiot”? Who knows~)

(if you still haven’t noticed, nowadays people prefer putting fancy names, such as Sales claiming that are “Product Managing Executive”, Direct Sales in Quixtar claiming themselves as “Independent Business Owner”, what do they really can themselves in Lampe Berger Network~ Winner? Business Owner?)


Okay, lets ignore “Ozoalcool”, lets concentrate on the fact that they claim the oxygen ion created will combine with O2 and becomes O3 (highly active will combine with any substance to return to O2, hence “Purification”). But hey, fundamental of chemistry, burning fuel consumed O2, since the lamps are suggested to use in concealed area. I wonder where they get so many O2 to be converted into O3, because during burning stage O2 already becomes CO2.

In summary,

  1. Why Isopropyl Alcohol was chosen as the main ingredient?
  2. Why such cheap flammable & dangerous ingredients were use, yet the prices for refueling are so high?
  3. What is Ozoalcool? Why claiming it has miracle discover yet people can’t even find in any chemistry literatures?
  4. I need experimental results, I need proof! So, Don’t give me Anti-Dust Mites Certification, Anti-Bacteria Certification, MMA Attestation 2004, MMA Insurance Certificate, ADEPHY Export Certificate. Showing me the certificate without mentioning about the judging criteria. That is not convincing. And the worse part is, no translation were found regarding such award in DCHL webpage.

Any Lampe Berger Distributor, Please ask DCHL at least pay some money for experimental work! I want Malaysian Certified Lab to test such product functionality!

Update:

  • More details should refer to Wikipedia's on this topic Ozone topic.
One Man's Perception + a bit of Analysis~
Calvin