Tuesday 24 February 2015

'Herbalife (HLF)' : Shame on Pamela Jones Harbour!

It is a matter of public record that, between 1973 and 2006, approximately one million UK and Irish citizens were churned through the US-based so-called 'MLM Income/Business Opportunity' known as 'Amway.' Effectively, all of these persons (including my own brother) failed to generate an overall net-profit from their so-called 'Amway Businesses.' During the same period, 'Amway UK Ltd.' never once declared a trading profit. Yet, behind all this apparently illogical, economically-suicidal activity, a parallel labyrinth of apparently independent corporate structures was used to collect an estimated billion dollars of unlawful profits which were secretly shipped to the USA. 

This mountain of stolen cash came from fraudulently peddling so-called 'business building tools' to the never-ending chain of ill-informed British and Irish 'Amway' recruits on the pretext that these exclusive good-value materials contained secrets vital to achieving 'Total Financial Freedom.'

Although numerous (senior and junior) British government officials were clearly informed (by me and others) as to how this monumental US-based cultic racket functioned, no effective-action has ever been taken by the British government to hold 'Amway's' real bosses to account in the USA, and no attempt has ever been made by any agency of the British government, or of law enforcement, to warn the British public about 'Amway,' let alone about the wider, evolving criminogenic phenomenon of 'MLM income opportunity' racketeering.

Yet, a few years back, a British government trade official (who headed the team of accountants tasked with investigating 'Amway UK Ltd.,' but not the advanced fee fraud which lurked behind it)  told me (in private) that he 'considered Amway and other US-based Direct Selling companies (offering the public so-called Multi-Level Marketing Income Opportunities in the UK), to be like the 2nd KKK dressed in a suit and tie.' He also told me that he'd discovered many of his senior colleagues were 'initially unwilling to accept this shocking analysis.' However, I told this unusually-frank civil servant that I had long-since formed the same conclusion.

This civil servant's silence was typical, in that he was constrained not to offer his real thoughts publicly, because British government officials are prevented (by a catch-all piece of legislation called the 'Companies Act') from disclosing their own personal views of any corporate structure(s) legally-registered in the UK. In other words, British government officials are forbidden to apply common-sense and warn the British public (their employers) about companies which they know damn-well to be fraudulent and dangerous, and which they wouldn't touch themselves with a barge pole. Similar blanket laws appertaining to commercial companies have been introduced all over the world. Thus, each time I have encountered government officials, I have asked them the following common-sense question:

What would be your personal reaction if a member of your own family, or a close friend came to you, and told you that he/she had signed up for a so-called 'MLM Income Opportunity?'

Predictably, the overwhelming majority of government officials have been incapable of giving me a straight answer. When pushed, some have become angry and indignant. That said, in certain countries (e.g. France and some Scandinavian states), there are other laws which make it a offence to refuse to go to the aid of a person, or persons, in danger. 

Bill Ackman

To date, Bill Ackman says he has invested many millions of dollars researching, investigating, challenging and warning the world about the so-called 'MLM Income Opportunity' entitled, 'Herbalife.' 

Currently, Mr. Ackman's public analysis of 'Herbalife,' is that it is an ultimately-valueless corporate structure fronting a 'criminal organization' run by 'predators' who have been using the 'big lie' (a 'totalitarian/ Nazi' propaganda tactic) to 'sell the American Dream' to millions of vulnerable persons. Mr. Ackman has been widely-described in the mainstream media as 'Herbalife's main critic.' He has also been savagely attacked by 'Herbalife's' reality-inverting propagandists.

I have to say that (slowly), Mr. Ackman (who is undoubtedly a courageous, and determined, man with a strong sense of traditional morality) is getting ever-closer to the extraordinary truth lurking behind the thought-stopping jargon of 'MLM,' but, despite his financial, and intellectual, investment, Mr. Ackman has (so far) not accepted publicly that 'Herbalife,' is neither original nor unique and that, consequently, it cannot be fully understood in isolation.

Mr. Ackman should perhaps also invoke the following piece of wisdom (contained in a poem by Tennyson):

'... a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought
with outright,
But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to

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                               Pamela Jones Harbour (b. 1959).

For a long time I've been saying that 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers have compiled their unlawful fortunes by knowing that you can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time (with the notable exception of the many greedy dunces with law diplomas temporarily holding down low paid jobs at the FTC).

Since October 2014, Pamela Jones Harbour (who truly is a legally-qualified, former, senior US federal regulator) has been part of the 'Herbalife' lie  - i.e. she is under contract to the 'Herbalife' racketeers. However, she's effectively been bought by an organized crime syndicate; because when 'Herbalife' falls, then the entire multi-billion dollar 'MLM income opportunity' lie, will surely follow.

Let's be absolutely clear about this, I consider Ms. Jones Harbour's paid role in temporarily propping-up this reality-inverting cultic tragicomedy, to be not only shameful and criminal, but also a betrayal of everything, and everyone, she has ever claimed to stand for. That said, if Ms. Jones Harbour still sincerely believes that the continued peddling of any part of the demonstrably-pernicious 'MLM Income Opportunity' fairy story, is in the interests of the people of the USA, then she's probably too stupid to be held to account.

A strong clue as to how Ms. Jones Harbour was approached, groomed and co-opted, is that she has claimed to be 'a Herbalife customer.' Indeed, Ms. Jones Harbour has been quoted as saying that she bought her first Formula 1 weight-loss shake powder (Herbalife’s best-selling product), from a family member at a meeting in 2004 just to be nice. She liked it, though, especially the Cookies ’n Cream flavor, and would occasionally mix up a shake for dinner after a long night at the FTC.

In a recent string of anonymous propaganda messages to this Blog (which I didn't post), I was informed that I have been silent on the subject of Pamela Jones Harbour, because:
  • 'she is a legal expert and I am not.'
  • 'she has thoroughly investigated Herbalife and decided that Herbalife is not a pyramid scheme.' 

  • 'she is a friend of Barack and Michelle Obama.'
  • 'she would never agree to work for a fraud.'

Yet, anyone with an ounce of common-sense ought to be able immediately to deduce that Ms. Jones Harbour has (and probably has had) a severe conflict of interest when it comes to examining how 'MLM income opportunity' racketeering actually functions. I personally would like to know exactly when she was approached by the 'Herbalife' racketeers with the lucrative offer of employment (which she has lately-accepted), and exactly how much cash she stands to earn in total, if the 'Herbalife' lie manages to survive, because (based on this key-information) even Ms. Jones Harbour's previous activities at the FTC (2003-2009) should be called into question.

In the above video, 'Herbalife' CEO, Michael Johnson, steadfastly pretends moral and intellectual authority. He is allowed to recite the 'Herbalife'  fairy story whilst posing as an innocent victim of Bill Ackman's greed-fueled ignorance and lies. Predictably, Mr Johnson completely ignores the key-fact that many well-informed people (without any financial interest) accused 'Herbalife' of being a pyramid fraud and a cult, years before Bill Ackman ever appeared on the scene. Furthermore, Mr. Johnson's tightly-scripted performance also confirms my published wider-analysis that more than half a century of quantifiable evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that what has become popularly known as 'Network,' or 'Multi-Level, Marketing' is nothing more than an absurd, cultic, economic pseudo-science, and that the impressive-sounding made-up term 'MLM,' is, therefore, part of an extensive, thought-stopping, non-traditional jargon which has been developed, and constantly-repeated, by the instigators, and associates, of various, copy-cat, major, and minor, ongoing organized crime groups (hiding behind labyrinths of legally-registered corporate structures) to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of victims, and of casual observers, in order to perpetrate, and dissimulate, a series of blame-the-victim closed-market swindles or pyramid scams (dressed up as 'legitimate direct selling income opportunites'), and related advance-fee frauds (dressed up as 'legitimate training and motivation, self-betterment, programs, leads,' etc.).

Laughably, the bosses of the 'Herbalife' racket have admitted that they have employed Ms. Jones Harbour to root out illegal and unethical practises occurring within their organization;  for on October 6th 2014, they began boasting that they had appointed a former FTC commissioner as their 'first senior vice president for global member compliance and privacy.' Obviously, this impressive-sounding post is a just a new chapter in the pernicious 'Herbalife' fairy story; for in the adult world of quantifiable reality, as part of an overall pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity, Michael Johnson and his criminal associates are now attempting to obstruct justice in the USA, in order to continue to commit fraud on a global scale, by pretending that they have created their own in-house police force - led by a real regulator.

In the weeks following the announcement that Ms. Jones Harbour was working for 'Herbalife,' it was reported that Bill Akman's attorney, David Klafter, had written to her, and told her that 

“Based on our extensive investigation over the past three years, we believe Herbalife operates the largest and best-managed pyramid scheme in the world,” 



Mr. Klafter's statement is demonstrably-flawed, in that Mr. Ackman's team has (so far) only publicly acknowledged just one part of a ongoing criminogenic phenomenon of historical significance; for the 'Herbalife' racket is neither original nor unique and, consequently, it cannot be fully- understood in isolation.

Mr. Klafter invited Ms. Jones Harbour to meet with himself and Bill Ackman, but (so far) this meeting has not occurred.

David Brear (copyright 2015)


  1. This was the famous interview where Michael Johnson made the Freudian slip and said 'not everyone can sit in the Pope's seat.'

  2. Anonymous - This Michael Johnson interview which I posted is a fascinating piece of evidence, because although it seems to have been conducted by an objective journalist, it contains tightly scripted propaganda in response to what appear to be tightly scripted questions.

    Indeed, there are large portions of this creepy charade where, if you didn't know that 'Herbalife' claims to be a 'business,' you would think that Michael Johnson was promoting an evangelical religious movement.

    The bit where Johnson refers to the Pope is highly-revealing.

    1. An objective journalist!? Giselle Fernandez was one of the founding members of the 'Friends of Herbalife'. She was one of the six people who signed a letter to California State Representatives defending herbalife's business practices.

    2. Barbara Delaney - That's right, Ms. Fernandez only 'seems to be an objective journalist,' I didn't say she is one.

      The creepy propaganda video (which Ms. Fernandez was doubtless paid 30 pieces of stolen silver to participate in), itself forms part of an overall pattern of ongoing racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal RICO Act , 1970). Indeed, the video reminded me of the interview conducted by Dennis K. Berman of the WSJ, who posed equally soft questions to Messrs. DeVos and Van Andel about 3 years ago (despite Denis asking myself and Robert Fitzpatrick what questions he ought to pose).


    3. Barbara Delaney - 12 months ago I was sent a link to a reality-inverting article signed Giselle Fernandez , posted on the 'Fox News Latino Website'.


      This article is 100% 'Herbalife 'propaganda attacking Bill Ackman and pretending that 'Herbalife 'offers a genuine opportunity for Latin American women to earn extra income.

      The article also contains an indirect confession that Ms. Fernandez has been taking stolen cash from the 'Herbalife' racketeers. She is described in the article as a 'motivational speaker.'

    4. David and Barbara - Cash has blinded Jones Harbour and Fernandez. No one honest can be as dumb as these two.

      Herbalife has got scam written all over it.

    5. Anonymous - Cash (or rather stolen cash) has undoubtedly bedazzled Pamela Jones Harbour and Giselle Fernandez, but you also should understand that once, well-educated people have been duped by reality-inverting cultic groups like 'Herbalife', often their self-esteem will not allow them to face reality.

      Michael Johnson, and the other members of the 'Herbalife mob, also seem to have pretended affinity with both these women.

  3. Too bad the video above "Pyramid Schemes: A Primer" isn't required viewing for kids in high school to understand and recognize the REAL workings of those "have residual income rolling in and walking the beaches of the world" scams.

    It truly is scary how slick, manipulative and deceptive the cult masters in those schemes are. I've read where people went into those meetings KNOWING just how much of a scam they are and actually felt themselves starting to give in to them. That is how powerful mind control can be when practiced by those who know how to use it and are great at double-speak, lovebombing and making down look like up, left look like right, etc. They have "answers" for everything and can actually make bullshit seem legit. People don't realize that con artists are well versed in seeming to be honest and caring folk. That is how they pull in so many victims. I've found that "motivational" often is just another word for "brainwash".

  4. Anonymous - It seems that cultic mind control is widely-recognized in respect of criminogenic groups that have tricked their core-adherents into committing acts violence, and/or committing suicide (in pursuit of a future Utopian existence in Heaven), but far less easy to spot when it comes to essentially-identical criminogenic groups that trick their adherents into committing financial suicide (in pursuit of a future Utopian existence on Earth).