REPORTS: Now, A TelexFree-Related Hunger Strike; Man Locks Himself In Chains In State Of Acre, Site Of Pyramid-Scheme Probe

recommendedreading1UPDATED 4:07 P.M. ET (JAN. 17, USA) Globo.com is reporting that the hunger strike has ended — after nearly 42 hours. See note/links in Comments thread. Our original brief is below . . .

The URLs below are from various media sites in Brazil that are reporting on a hunger strike staged by a TelexFree promoter apparently unhappy with the pyramid-scheme probe in Acre.

1.) http://www.dm.com.br/texto/161313

Google translation from Portuguese to English:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dm.com.br%2Ftexto%2F161313

2.) http://www.cbnfoz.com.br/editorial/brasil/acre/15012014-78040-divulgador-se-acorrenta-em-forum-no-ac-por-liberacao-da-telexfree

Google translation from Portuguese to English:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbnfoz.com.br%2Feditorial%2Fbrasil%2Facre%2F15012014-78040-divulgador-se-acorrenta-em-forum-no-ac-por-liberacao-da-telexfree

3.) http://www.oriobranco.net/component/content/article/29-destaque/35814-divulgador-da-telexfree-se-acorrenta-em-frente-ao-forum-do-acre-e-faz-greve-de-fome.html

Google translation from Portuguese to English:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oriobranco.net%2Fcomponent%2Fcontent%2Farticle%2F29-destaque%2F35814-divulgador-da-telexfree-se-acorrenta-em-frente-ao-forum-do-acre-e-faz-greve-de-fome.html

4.) http://g1.globo.com/ac/acre/noticia/2014/01/divulgador-se-acorrenta-em-forum-no-ac-por-liberacao-da-telexfree.html

Google translation from Portuguese to English:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fg1.globo.com%2Fac%2Facre%2Fnoticia%2F2014%2F01%2Fdivulgador-se-acorrenta-em-forum-no-ac-por-liberacao-da-telexfree.html

Our take: TelexFree is perhaps the most hideous and dangerous MLM scheme ever conceived.

 

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5 Responses to “REPORTS: Now, A TelexFree-Related Hunger Strike; Man Locks Himself In Chains In State Of Acre, Site Of Pyramid-Scheme Probe”

  1. Do they have food carts in Brazil?

    Move a pretzel wagon, or what ever they have a few meters up wind from the guy. Wait a few hours and let’s see if he finds the key to his chains. Hell put up a sign, pay for 289 pretzels and get 20 pretzels a week for 52 weeks, he’ll be all over it.

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  2. GlimDropper: Hell put up a sign, pay for 289 pretzels and get 20 pretzels a week for 52 weeks, he’ll be all over it.

    Yes. TelexFree math applied to the pretzel-wagon business.

    Perhaps the gentleman even could find a “program” willing to put up the sign for him.

    Inspired, Glim — but also truly sad.

    Nice to hear from you.

    Patrick

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  3. Lightning just broke a finger off the statue of
    Jesus in Rio. Maybe it’s not a good omen for
    Telex-Free.

    http://nypost.com/2014/01/17/lightning-breaks-finger-off-christ-the-redeemer-statue/

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  4. John: Lightning just broke a finger off the statue of
    Jesus in Rio. Maybe it’s not a good omen for
    Telex-Free.

    http://nypost.com/2014/01/17/lightning-breaks-finger-off-christ-the-redeemer-statue/

    I saw this story yesterday and immediately thought of TelexFree and WCM777 and Profitable Sunrise. As potential omens go, it’s a memorable one — to be sure.

    http://patrickpretty.com/2013/11/16/like-profitable-sunrise-and-telexfree-schemes-wcm777-used-photo-of-christ-the-redeemer-statue/

    Patrick

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