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Shadow Is a Prisoner of Allison Mack

Editor’s Note: Two of our most prolific commenters on Frank Report are Scott Johnson and Shadow State. Shadow writes on a number of topics but by far his favorite topic is Allison Mack. Shadow thinks that Mack deserves to be punished for her role in the Nxivm sex slaver cult. 

There are some who feel that Shadow is a little too vehement about Mack. They feel that she is already convicted and will likely spend some time in prison. One of these people is Scott Johnson, a former Amway salesman turned whistleblower. Here is his view on Mack and Shadow State. Johnson’s opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Frank Report.

By Scott Johnson

Mr. Shadow, you are a prisoner of Allison Mack.

She is in control of your mind. She will probably get a year or two sentence and probably put this bad chapter of her life behind her, but you will carry on, ad infinitum, as if she is the only and worst person who ever existed.

If you would channel your energies towards something more constructive, such as getting Amway and other MLM scams shut down, you would be spending the remaining years of your life in a much better way.

Let go of Mack. It’s essentially over, except for the fat cankles singing.

Cankles with an ankle monitor. Allison Mack captured by the Daily News going out her front door to collect a package.

Now, on the subject of Mack vs. Jeffrey Epstein, if you weren’t so fixated on Mack, a much better analogy would be to compare Keith Raniere to Epstein and Mack to one of Epstein’s female “helpers,” just as Raniere had female helpers in order to f*ck women.

Epstein apparently had a “thing” for 14-16-year-old girls (not that he didn’t f*ck at least some of his older helpers), whereas Raniere would f*ck a girl or woman of virtually any age, from 12 (Rhiannon) to 60 (Russell).

Mack fed Raniere girls and women to f*ck, just as Epstein’s helpers did. It’s as simple as that.

Sure, the cauterizing/branding was unique to NXIVM/DOS, but not all perverts can have the same, exact MOs. Besides, Epstein wanted to f*ck little girls and then throw them away, much as he did with his white golf shirts — wear them once and then let the staff use them as rags.

Raniere was much more “frugal” in his approach. He wanted to f*ck girls/women for as long as he could. It’s just a different approach.

Besides, Epstein was using his own money, whereas Raniere had to wait for things to “appear” using someone else’s money.

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  • Wow. A freak fest thread with the whole Frank Report cast on display. Almost makes the Ramtha (sp?) people seem normal.

  • I would agree that writing articles about Allison Mack and how much time she should or shouldn’t serve is an exercise in futility. If someone is that concerned, there’s certainly a better way to spend their time on the topic other than writing about it.

    I would suggest taking focus off Allison which no one here can do anything about and putting it on Cami. Here’s someone who is in a horrible place within this group and, because of her upbringing, seemingly doesn’t have the ability to recognize the life she has lived and is living isn’t normal. Possibly enough attention can be shone on what has happened to her that someone in a position to help her might be encouraged to step in and do something.

    • That would probably be counter-productive, just like it is talking to people who are in MLM scams. It’s hard to get the attention of someone who is drinking the kool-aid. In fact, they are taught to ignore outside input and when they hear it to ignore it, because the person doesn’t know what they’re talking about, they are just being “negative,” (an upside down code word that means factual), etc. In my opinion, a more productive use of your time is educating others about cults/scams.

  • While I agree that shadow is obsessed with Allison, I feel like you are the worst when it comes to being a prisoner of obsession…

    What about your obsession with AMWAY? What about your obsession with Allison’s “cankle” (i advise you to see what is a cankle first…)

    “Now, on the subject of Mack vs. Jeffrey Epstein, if you weren’t so fixated on Mack, a much better analogy would be to compare Keith Raniere to Epstein and Mack to one of Epstein’s female “helpers,” just as Raniere had female helpers in order to f*ck women.”
    I would tend to agree with you, better analogy Indeed. Except that some of those helpers were not coerced, contrary to Allison.

    “Mack fed Raniere girls and women to f*ck, just as Epstein’s helpers did. It’s as simple as that.”
    Under coercion, not like Epstein’s helpers…they were paid for it (but one could consider that their need of money is a form of blackmail)

  • Fair points.

    I think it’s worth noting, that Raniere seemed to have a preference for women who appeared to be girlish – and who were essentially forced to maintain thin, girlish figures – even when they weren’t actually chronologically. Mack, in particular, seems to have had the preternaturally young appearance of a late teenager, even into her thirties, and I think that is part of why she was such a favorite.

  • Shadow is as obsessed with Mack as Epstein is with children. People with obsessions don’t realize how their behavior appears to others. There is just no reasoning with them. Still, it was a nice try.

  • Scott,
    Use your God given brains to detect and avoid scams.
    You don’t need the government to babysit you from expensive boxes of laundry soap.
    Scott, how bad are the schools in Texas that they don’t teach Texans to comparison shop?

    Scott, I suppose according to you Jeffrey Epstein and R. Kelly are better than the people who run Amway because Epstein and Kelly were not running pyramid schemes, they’re only molesting girls.

    Scott, to you the worst aspect of NXIVM is that it is a pyramid scheme.
    You ignore the brutal sadistic torture of women, much of it done by Allison Mack.
    You ignore the blackmailing of women, much of it done by Allison Mack.
    You ignore the pedophilia and how women like Allison Mack recruited and groomed women and girls to be prostitutes and sex slaves.

    But at least Allison Mack did not sell Amway soap.

    Scott, Let’s run through some of the stories on the Frank Report detailing the crimes of Ms. Mack.
    None of these stories are written by me.

    How Dr. Porter and Allison Mack worked to recruit a teenage girl to the sex slaver cult of NXIVM
    https://frankreport.com/2018/05/19/how-dr-porter-and-allison-mack-worked-to-recruit-a-teenage-girl-to-the-sex-slaver-cult-of-nxvm/

    Allison Mack and sex cult leader Raniere may have trafficked teen and preteen girls from Chihuahua, Mexico
    https://frankreport.com/2018/04/25/allison-mack-and-sex-cult-leader-raniere-may-have-trafficked-teen-and-preteen-girls-from-chihuahua-mexico/

    Neighbor: Allison Mack befriended 8-year-old girl – and seemed to be grooming her- said to have fondled her
    https://frankreport.com/2018/07/01/neighbor-allison-mack-befriended-8-year-old-girl-and-seemed-to-be-grooming-her-said-to-have-fondled-her/

    Transcript of interview with neighbor who claims Allison Mack molested 8 year old girl
    https://frankreport.com/2018/07/03/transcript-from-neighbor-who-claims-allison-mack-molested-8-year-old-girl/

    Neighbor of Allison Mack reports she was told they were teaching new ‘high intensity’ yoga and she might hear screams
    https://frankreport.com/2018/11/13/neighbor-of-allison-mack-reports-she-was-told-they-were-teaching-new-high-intensity-yoga-and-she-might-hear-screams/

    Neighbor in Knox Woods –‘I heard a woman screaming’
    https://frankreport.com/2018/07/04/neighbor-in-knox-woods-i-heard-a-woman-screaming/

    DOS Slave Nicole Takes Stand – Allison Mack Threatens to Release Her Collateral if She Quits DOS
    https://frankreport.com/2019/06/07/dos-slave-nicole-takes-stand-allison-mack-threatens-to-release-her-collateral-if-she-quits-dos/

    Allison Mack ordered slaves to provide graphic nude photos; get branded with her initials burned near vaginas!
    https://frankreport.com/2018/04/13/allisonmack-ordered-slaves-to-provide-graphic-nude-photos-get-branded-with-her-initials-burned-near-their-vaginas/

    Secrets of Allison Mack & the Sex Cult, Part 3: Actor Mark Hildreth recruited Kristin Kreuk; as Mack ordered Hildreth’s girlfriend to be sex slave
    https://frankreport.com/2018/04/12/secrets-of-allison-mack-as-mack-ordered-hildreths-girlfriend-to-be-sex-slave/

    The dark side of Allison Mack; Former Smallville star orders young actress ‘slave’ to have threesome with creepy cult leader Raniere — blindfolded
    https://frankreport.com/2018/04/12/the-dark-side-of-allison-mack-former-smallville-star-orders-young-actress-slave-to-have-threesome-with-creepy-cult-leader-raniere-blindfolded/

    The Feds Had the Goods on Allison Mack
    July 11, 2019
    By Actaeon
    https://frankreport.com/2019/07/11/the-feds-had-the-goods-on-allison-mack/

    Salzman & Mack: India Oxenberg to ‘take the fall’ for the sake of the mission
    https://frankreport.com/2018/04/17/salzman-mack-india-oxenberg-to-take-the-fall-for-the-sake-of-the-mission/

    How Allison Mack forced women to be branded; Smallville actress remains free to commit new sex crimes
    https://frankreport.com/2018/04/17/how-allison-mack-forced-women-to-be-branded-smallville-actress-remains-free-to-commit-new-sex-crimes/

    Allison Mack gets attacked on Instagram for role in slave cult – especially when she quotes Harriet Tubman
    https://frankreport.com/2017/11/26/allison-mack-gets-attacked-on-instagram-for-role-in-slave-cult-especially-when-she-quotes-harriet-tubman/

    Allison Mack Ruined Her Own Life
    July 8, 2019
    By Actaeon
    https://frankreport.com/2019/07/08/allison-mack-ruined-her-own-life/

    Part 3: Gems From Trial: Allison Mack Tells Nude Slave She Has ‘Beautiful Cunt’
    https://frankreport.com/2019/06/26/part-3-gems-from-trial-allison-mack-tells-nude-slave-she-has-beautiful-cunt/

    Rumors About Allison Mack Include Nervous Breakdown
    https://frankreport.com/2019/07/05/rumors-about-allison-mack-include-nervous-breakdown/

    Actaeon: On Allison Mack and Her ‘Icky’ Email About Her Threesome With Keith and Dani
    https://frankreport.com/2019/06/25/actaeon-on-allison-mack-and-her-icky-email-about-her-threesome-with-keith-and-dani/

    Guest View: Allison Mack Had Options Throughout Her Time in NXIVM
    https://frankreport.com/2019/06/24/guest-view-allison-mack-had-options-throughout-her-time-in-nxivm/

    Allison Mack’s collateral revealed: give up home, unborn children to Raniere; destroy parents & nephews for Raniere
    https://frankreport.com/2018/04/15/allison-macks-collateral-revealed-give-up-home-unborn-children-to-raniere-destroy-parents-nephews-for-raniere/

    Bill Black: Allison Mack is an accomplice, not a victim
    https://frankreport.com/2017/11/23/bill-black-allison-mack-is-an-accomplice/

    Guest View: Nothing justifies Allison Mack’s actions
    https://frankreport.com/2017/11/22/guest-view-nothing-justifies-allison-macks-actions/

    Google ‘Allison Mack’ and get an eyeful of branding stories; Frank Report cited as ‘most referenced’
    https://frankreport.com/2017/11/09/google-allison-mack-and-get-an-eyeful-of-branding-stories-frank-report-cited-as-most-referenced/

    Part 1: Gems from Trial: Allison Mack Email Describes Threesome with Raniere and Dani Padilla
    https://frankreport.com/2019/06/23/part-1-gems-from-trial-allison-mack-describes-threesome-with-raniere-and-dani-padilla/

    Mark Vicente on Allison Mack
    https://frankreport.com/2019/05/17/mark-vicente-on-allison-mack/

    Guest View: Allison Mack’s history with old boyfriend ‘Pete’ suggests dark sex began before Nxivm & Raniere
    https://frankreport.com/2019/04/28/guest-view-allison-macks-history-with-old-boyfriend-suggests-dark-sex-began-before-nxivm-raniere/

    Guest View: Allison Mack is not a victim – by her own admission she’s a criminal
    April 26, 2019
    By Actaeon
    https://frankreport.com/2019/04/26/guest-view-allison-mack-is-not-a-victim-by-her-own-admission-shes-a-criminal/

    Allison Mack’s allocution was a sham
    https://frankreport.com/2019/04/09/allison-macks-allocution-was-a-sham/

    Guest View: Allison Mack needs to be locked up for a long time and then register as a sex offender
    March 30, 2019
    By AnonyMaker
    https://frankreport.com/2019/03/30/guest-view-allison-mack-needs-to-be-locked-up-for-a-long-time-and-then-register-as-a-sex-offender/

    Agnifilo: Allison Mack’s ‘kinky’ slave wanted to be blindfolded and tied while unknown woman performed oral sex on her – as Raniere watched
    https://frankreport.com/2018/11/26/agnifilo-allison-macks-kinky-slave-wanted-to-be-blindfolded-and-tied-while-unknown-woman-performed-oral-sex-on-her-as-raniere-watched/

    Blind Item suggests Allison Mack forced women to have sex with her
    https://frankreport.com/2018/11/21/blind-item-suggests-allison-mack-forced-women-to-have-sex-with-her/

    2012 Crazy Days and Nights claimed Kristin Kreuk & Allison Mack might have had threesomes with pedophile cult leader Raniere
    https://frankreport.com/2018/10/31/2012-crazy-days-and-nights-claimed-kristin-kreuk-allison-mack-might-have-had-threesomes-with-pedophile-cult-leader-raniere/

    Allison Mack a la Judith Exner – alleged to be communicating with NXIVM members via sex trysts
    https://frankreport.com/2018/08/05/allison-mack-a-la-judith-exner-alleged-to-be-communicating-with-ex-nxivm-members-via-sex-trysts/

    Allison Mack- literally a ‘flight risk’; Prosecutors ask judge to order Mack to keep ankle monitor on during airline flights to court and back!
    https://frankreport.com/2018/05/30/allison-mack-literally-a-flight-risk-prosecutors-ask-judge-to-order-mack-to-keep-ankle-monitor-on-during-airline-flights-to-court-and-back/

    How Allison Mack Tried to Persuade Other Celebrities to Join NXIVM
    https://frankreport.com/2018/05/15/how-allison-mack-tried-to-persuade-other-celebrities-to-join-nxivm/

    Feds’ court filing suggest NY State criminal charges might be filed against Raniere and Mack
    https://frankreport.com/2018/05/14/fedscourt-filing-suggest-ny-state-criminal-charges-might-be-filed-against-raniere-and-mack/

    Allison Mack put slaves on starvation diet and kept them sleep deprived
    https://frankreport.com/2018/04/19/allison-mack-put-slaves-on-starvation-diet-and-kept-them-sleep-deprived/

    • Telling scott to use his brain is absolute joke coming from you!

      “You ignore the brutal sadistic torture of women, much of it done by Allison Mack.”
      Funny because in trial, there is nothing that says that…you must have had a wet dream about it!

      “You ignore the blackmailing of women, much of it done by Allison Mack.”
      Once again, no trace in court and it was clearly done by Raniere on both Allison and the other victims

      “You ignore the pedophilia and how women like Allison Mack recruited and groomed women and girls to be prostitutes and sex slaves.”
      And you ignore when to shut up about your lies…She wasn’t related to any child at all, once again THE COURT PROVES IT.

      You ,on the other hand , ignore the fact that Allison was not in position to make the slightest decision (like all the victims) and that it was RANIERE WHO IS THE HEAD OF DOS!

      “How Dr. Porter and Allison Mack worked to recruit a teenage girl to the sex slaver cult of NXIVM”
      Except the fact that Allison didn’t do anything, it’s clearly Porter’s work! The mother(friend of Porter) even said ‘Allison isn’t answering to my mail’ to which he(Porter) decide to propose Vicente.

      “Allison Mack and sex cult leader Raniere may have trafficked teen and preteen girls from Chihuahua, Mexico”
      First of “may have” except that this story forget that nothing shows the slightest link between Allison and this story…She wasn’t related to it and it was BS
      The court case never connected her to any of this.

      “Neighbor: Allison Mack befriended 8-year-old girl – and seemed to be grooming her- said to have fondled her”
      “Transcript of interview with neighbor who claims Allison Mack molested 8 year old girl”
      BS story!

      “Neighbor of Allison Mack reports she was told they were teaching new ‘high intensity’ yoga and she might hear screams”
      And it’s not Allison’s doing (especially since, if i recall right, she was in LA for several month when it happened)

      “Neighbor in Knox Woods –‘I heard a woman screaming’”
      Once again, no relation to Allison

      “DOS Slave Nicole Takes Stand – Allison Mack Threatens to Release Her Collateral if She Quits DOS”
      Except that the court is saying the contrary…In the transcript she said Allison said RANIERE WANTED TO RELEASE THE COLLATERAL…It’s not Allison who is threatening.

      “Allison Mack ordered slaves to provide graphic nude photos; get branded with her initials burned near vaginas!”
      So did India and Lauren and…you get the idea. moron!

      “Secrets of Allison Mack & the Sex Cult, Part 3: Actor Mark Hildreth recruited Kristin Kreuk; as Mack ordered Hildreth’s girlfriend to be sex slave”
      Except that once again, the trial show that it wasn’t true! She never asked for this.

      “The dark side of Allison Mack; Former Smallville star orders young actress ‘slave’ to have threesome with creepy cult leader Raniere — blindfolded”
      Once again that is not what happened and court proves it…She wasn’t aware and actually, she asked Nicole to go the first night but never said “fuck him”.
      She didn’t asked for the next encounter (it was Raniere, It’s from Nicole’s testimony).

      “The Feds Had the Goods on Allison Mack”
      You do know that acteon is a nutjob like you , he didn’t made 1 good point in that story.

      “Salzman & Mack: India Oxenberg to ‘take the fall’ for the sake of the mission”
      And this , once again , is showing why you should shut your mouth…She is clearly a scapegoat then (something you rejected previously).
      Moron!

      “How Allison Mack forced women to be branded; Smallville actress remains free to commit new sex crimes”
      Excuse me but it was proved not to be forced…they all admitted to do it “willingly”. Stop with the branding (and stories proved to be untrue, thanks to the trial)

      “Allison Mack gets attacked on Instagram for role in slave cult – especially when she quotes Harriet Tubman”
      And once again, what is the point? it’s showing how moronic people were (as she wasn’t authorized to go on her social media (or the web))

      “Allison Mack Ruined Her Own Life”
      Actaeon again huh? you two make a nice couple

      “Part 3: Gems From Trial: Allison Mack Tells Nude Slave She Has ‘Beautiful Cunt’”
      So ? she was fool mouthed and that’s it…She was under severe strict diet and sleep deprivation, like the victims and therefor, she didn’t understood (like the other) what was wrong
      Nicole was not under the diet and therefor was able to understand the awkwardness of the situation.

      “Rumors About Allison Mack Include Nervous Breakdown”
      Rumours…says everything and excuse me but what is wrong about it?

      “Actaeon: On Allison Mack and Her ‘Icky’ Email About Her Threesome With Keith and Dani”
      Once again, actaeon ? get a room you two!

      “Guest View: Allison Mack Had Options Throughout Her Time in NXIVM”
      And it was proved she didn’t had options…She was coerced!

      “Allison Mack’s collateral revealed: give up home, unborn children to Raniere; destroy parents & nephews for Raniere”
      Once again , what’s the point, except to prove she was a victim.

      “Bill Black: Allison Mack is an accomplice, not a victim
      Guest View: Nothing justifies Allison Mack’s actions”
      Both are stupid point of view based on nothing solid and ignoring a LOT OF FACTS (something you like to do too)

      “Google ‘Allison Mack’ and get an eyeful of branding stories; Frank Report cited as ‘most referenced’”
      So?
      “Part 1: Gems from Trial: Allison Mack Email Describes Threesome with Raniere and Dani Padilla”
      So? She is clearly a victim and is forced to do it (you get it by the tone of the mail…but you’re too obsessed to see it)

      “Mark Vicente on Allison Mack”
      And so? He defend her and explain she was in a terrible shape and that Raniere tried to destroy her…

      “Guest View: Allison Mack’s history with old boyfriend ‘Pete’ suggests dark sex began before Nxivm & Raniere”
      BS story by Anonymaker

      “Guest View: Allison Mack is not a victim – by her own admission she’s a criminal”
      Actaeon…yawn!

      ‘Allison Mack’s allocution was a sham’
      BS story…This whole argument has been destroyed but sure, keep it alive!

      “Guest View: Allison Mack needs to be locked up for a long time and then register as a sex offender”
      Anonymaker, another fruitloop (less than you and actaeon) who try to analyse people on what they eat or read or how they sleep!

      “Agnifilo: Allison Mack’s ‘kinky’ slave wanted to be blindfolded and tied while unknown woman performed oral sex on her – as Raniere watched”
      It’s not about Allison, she wasn’t the one behind it…

      “Blind Item suggests Allison Mack forced women to have sex with her
      2012 Crazy Days and Nights claimed Kristin Kreuk & Allison Mack might have had threesomes with pedophile cult leader Raniere
      Allison Mack a la Judith Exner – alleged to be communicating with NXIVM members via sex trysts”
      Great source! a scammer and self admitted liar!

      “How Allison Mack Tried to Persuade Other Celebrities to Join NXIVM”
      So did the other Dos member and victims but not with celebrities…BTW some of them were BEFORE DOS!

      “Feds’ court filing suggest NY State criminal charges might be filed against Raniere and Mack”
      And yet, nothing happened…Charges were the same for Allison , just under another name.

      “Allison Mack put slaves on starvation diet and kept them sleep deprived”
      And she was under the same diet and sleep deprivation…moron

      • “You ,on the other hand , ignore the fact that Allison was not in position to make the slightest decision”

        Allison Mack had the ultimate power to stand up and walk out the door.
        —————
        ““Transcript of interview with neighbor who claims Allison Mack molested 8 year old girl”
        BS story!”

        How would you know it is a BS story?
        Were you there in Knox Woods with the neighbor, the girl and Allison Mack?
        —————–
        “In the transcript she said Allison said RANIERE WANTED TO RELEASE THE COLLATERAL…It’s not Allison who is threatening.”

        Allison Mack was conveying the threat.
        Like the gangster who goes to the small business owner and says, “My boss says it would be regrettable if you didn’t pay the protection money and something bad were to happen to your restaurant.”
        And what exactly is the point of collecting blackmail material unless there are plans to release it?
        ———————————
        “So did India and Lauren and…you get the idea. moron!”

        And Orders must be obeyed.
        I didn’t kill those Jews.
        I was just following Der Fuehrer’s orders!
        ——————-
        “he didn’t made 1 good point in that story.”

        Actaeon makes very good points.
        Points that are supported by facts and testimony.
        But I suppose in your world the FBI found no crimes either but just made allegations against Allison Mack out of spite.
        ———————-
        “She is clearly a scapegoat ”

        Allison Mack is a goat all right.
        A female Baphomet.
        https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.514071723.0076/poster,840×830,f8f8f8-pad,750×1000,f8f8f8.jpg
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        “they all admitted to do it “willingly”.

        And when the women tried to withdraw their consent Allison Mack ordered Dr. Roberts to continue with the branding, even though the women were screaming in pain.
        Have you ever been burned by hot metal?
        I was accidentally burned by a frying pan when I was young and it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
        ——————————–
        “what is the point?”

        It shows that Allison Mack preaches one thing and does another.
        In other words Allison Mack is a hypocrite.
        In prison black and Hispanic women won’t be impressed with Allison Mack’s dog and pony show.
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        “Actaeon again huh? you two make a nice couple”

        Actaeon tells the truth unlike Allison Mack’s fans and supporters in NXIVM.
        ——————————
        “So ? she was fool mouthed ”

        A foul mouth shows a foul brain.
        ————————–
        “Rumours…says everything and excuse me but what is wrong about it?”

        You spelled Rumors with the English spelling. Rumours
        Are you be chance a friend of Sara Bronfman or Kim Constable?
        If Allison Mack was having a nervous breakdown (and remember she is an actress), then any nervous breakdown is only the result of being caught and exposed as the sadistic fiend she is.
        ————————
        “And it was proved she didn’t had options…She was coerced!”

        From 2012 to 2018 Allison Mack flew all over the world and had access to computers and cellphones and the internet.
        Allison Mack came and went from Clifton Park of her own free will.
        ——————–
        “BS story…This whole argument has been destroyed but sure, keep it alive!”

        Why do you think that the prosecution’s case at the Raniere trial pointed almost as much to Allison Mack as to Raniere?
        Allison Mack was “Bonnie” to Raniere’s “Clyde.”
        ——————————–
        “It’s not about Allison, she wasn’t the one behind it…”

        She willingly enabled it.
        ——————————–
        “Great source! a scammer and self admitted liar!”

        That’s high p[raise from someone who admires a pimp and a liar.
        ————————–
        “And yet, nothing happened”

        Nothing happened yet.
        ————————————–
        “And she was under the same diet and sleep deprivation…moron”

        Because Allison Mack is a sado-masochist who enjoys inflicting and receiving pain.

    • Mr. Shadow,

      Use your God given brains to detect and avoid scams. — I could say the same thing about NXIVM, use your God given brains to avoid scams.

      You don’t need the government to babysit you from expensive boxes of laundry soap. — You don’t need the government to babysit you from expensive self improvement courses.

      Scott, how bad are the schools in Texas that they don’t teach Texans to comparison shop? — I was educated in Florida, and schools across the country obviously don’t teach students about MLM scams. The expensive products are overcome with two primary factors:
      1) The products are described as being of high quality/contain ingredients that are far superior to what is otherwise available, sometimes going as far as illegal miracle cures, and;
      2) As described in the BurnLounge decision, the judge correctly stated that there is a conjoined opportunity for the distributors to buy the products. Namely, the value of the product, which is conjoined with the opportunity to become filthy rich.

      Scott, I suppose according to you Jeffrey Epstein and R. Kelly are better than the people who run Amway because Epstein and Kelly were not running pyramid schemes, they’re only molesting girls. — I suppose according to me that you’re an idiot, I never came close to saying anything like that. I suppose according to you that only those molesting girls should be prosecuted, not those running illegal pyramid scams. In fact, I don’t have to suppose it, you’ve already stated it.

      Scott, to you the worst aspect of NXIVM is that it is a pyramid scheme. — No, in fact I’ve stated on a number of occasions that I believe NXIVM is one of very few MLMs I’ve come across that appears to NOT be an illegal pyramid scam, because there were lots of retail sales to people who did not turn around and try to sell to others, i.e., real customers, but NXIVM had many other problems.

      You ignore the brutal sadistic torture of women, much of it done by Allison Mack. — No, I don’t. I had nothing to do with the DOJ plea agreement.

      You ignore the blackmailing of women, much of it done by Allison Mack. — No, I don’t. I had nothing to do with the DOJ plea agreement.

      You ignore the pedophilia and how women like Allison Mack recruited and groomed women and girls to be prostitutes and sex slaves. — No, I don’t. I had nothing to do with the DOJ plea agreement.

      But at least Allison Mack did not sell Amway soap. — Hardly anybody in Amway or any other MLM scam sells anything to outside customers, that’s what makes them illegal pyramids.

      Scott, Let’s run through some of the stories on the Frank Report detailing the crimes of Ms. Mack.
      None of these stories are written by me. — That list is short compared to the number of Mack stories you’ve written, and long compared to the number of non-Mack stories you’ve writtten. LOL

  • Scott,

    Unfortunately, you have as much chance of dissuading Shadowstate from his Cankle Crusade as SultanOfSix has of banging Kristin Kreuk.

    • So-called Niceguy:

      Why do you have a need to control the speech of others?
      I don’t try to control what you say.

      As George Orwell said, “Freedom is the Right to say that two plus two equals four.”
      Why do you have to impose your views on what others say and think?

      • Shadow, “Freedom is the Right to say that two plus two equals four.” is different than to say 2 killed 2 and made 4 victims…

        You are defaming! but it’s nice you recognize that you are a stupid liar.

        Always a pleasure, old man!

      • Shadowstate,

        I do not want to control your speech.

        I actually prefer your articles and insights on other topics. I think you are intelligent and a fairly good writer.

        I enjoy reading your unique historical perspectives on various topics.

        I do poke fun at you sometimes because I think one Allison Mack article a week is enough.

        I seriously doubt Allison Mack will be sentenced to a prison term of more than 2-3 years because of the Clare Bronfman plea bargain.

        Clare Bronfman’s financial support is what empowered Raniere and helped him circumvent justice for over a decade. Allison Mack’s role pales in comparison.

        Shadowstate clearly you are hell-bent on going after Allison Mack.

        Except for an occasional quip, I am not and will not be standing in your way.

        …..Maybe every three articles write a Mack piece. 😉

        Honestly, if we were real friends, I would not make fun of you.

        I would be concerned that a good friend has an unhealthy obsession.

        I wish you well!
        😉

        • Only someone in their third year at a two-year community college would accept Shadow’s Wikipedia laced diatribes as “fairly good” writing.

          Shadow was a late arrival at the Frank Report Universe as it were. He is here “because of Allison”.

          When Shadow first arrived at the Frank Report, many of “Chloe’s” many defenders accused the man who calls himself Shadow of making unwanted advances towards Ms. Mack, some even contending that Mack’s handlers had to secure an order of protection against Shadow. I find these allegations to be rather dubious, believing as I do that Shadow is a man of words, not a man of action.

          (Kind of like Sarah Edmondson’s hubby, who should have beat the s–t out of Raniere about 5 minutes after seeing that his wife had been branded, but instead sent an angry email to Nancy Salzman. (Oh I keep forgetting said beatdown would have killed the NXIVM goose that was laying the golden eggs for the Edmondsons).

  • Amway SALESMAN? That is sacrilege! Amway taught do not be a SAP. In other words, don’t mention Selling, Amway, or Products when prospecting fresh meat. Amway documented in their own confidential study conducted by an outside organization that a paltry 3.4% of the products were being sold to external customers. In other words, Amway themselves determined they are an illegal pyramid.

    This information was made public when a group Amway kicked out, including my personal upline, sued Amway in 2007 and included the information in their lawsuit. To date, enough attention has not been applied to the FTC to shut down Amway and other MLM scams, most of which also do not have any/many external retail sales.

    And this is only the second largest problem that Amway has, the largest is the Amway Tool Scam, where the top scum layer of distributors make the vast majority of their profit, 90% and more, from the tools, which include various size meetings, books, audio/video recordings, voice mail, website access, phone apps, etc., and lie by omission about this massive profit. Just like NXIVM, enough people are not speaking up loudly enough.

    The two young women who recently claimed at Epstein’s bail hearing that he sexually abused them when they were minors were cited by the judge as being important in his decision to keep the creep locked up until his trial, so we know speaking up is the right thing to do, but it has to be done to have influence, and posting on this website doesn’t count for much. In the case of Amway and other MLM scams, make your voice heard by lodging a complaint at http://www.FTC.gov.

    • Scott, America has a free market.
      What does that mean?
      If you don’t like the prices of Amway then go somewhere else.

      Why is it that less than 4% of sales go outside the Amway organization?

      Because Amway is not price competitive.
      And in a FREE MARKET consumers are free to .go to other vendors.

      Freedom allows people to make choices based on their own best interests.

      Why do you think Allison Mack was taking all those blackmail photos and videos?
      To take away women’s freedom to make their own choices, their own decisions.

      Use your brains and don’t give up your freedom.

      • Scott, America has a free market. — Being a free market is not the same as saying people are free to break the law and scam others.

        What does that mean? — It means the FTC is charged with ensuring the free market is as free as practical from MLM scams, as defined in Section 5 of the FTC edict and on their website.

        If you don’t like the prices of Amway then go somewhere else. — As described above, it’s not about prices, it’s about fraud.

        Why is it that less than 4% of sales go outside the Amway organization? — Because the focus is on the tool scam, customers don’t buy tools.

        Because Amway is not price competitive. — This is true, but as I’ve repeatedly said, prices are a minor factor in the grand scheme of things.

        And in a FREE MARKET consumers are free to .go to other vendors. — Free markets that have rampant fraud need to be regulated.

        Freedom allows people to make choices based on their own best interests. — People can’t make choices based on their own best interests if they are being told lies.

        Why do you think Allison Mack was taking all those blackmail photos and videos? — Because she’s evil, and there are multiple ways of being evil.

        To take away women’s freedom to make their own choices, their own decisions. — Fraud comes in many forms, blackmail, lying, etc.

        Use your brains and don’t give up your freedom. — How is expecting a regulator, that I pay my taxes to, to do their assigned task to shut down blatant scams, giving up my freedom? Do you realize these scams use the FTC to claim that they are legitimate, by saying the FTC would have shut them down if they were a scam? I would agree with your logic if the FTC didn’t exist, then I would have had a higher expectation of doing my own due diligence. But we don’t live in that world, Mr. Shadow. Only you do.

  • “If you would channel your energies towards something more constructive, such as getting Amway and other MLM scams shut down, you would be spending the remaining years of your life in a much better way.’

    Scott, It’s your fault that you could not figure out that Amway is a scam.
    Do you expect the government to babysit you to protect you from scams.?
    Use your God given common sense to dete

    • You don’t get it, Mr. Shadow.

      There are millions of new people being ripped off by MLM scams every single year.

      You keep trying to make it about me, but it isn’t about me.

      It’s about millions of others.

      I expect my federal tax dollars paid to the FTC to be used for them to do what they are paid to do, that’s not babysitting, it’s doing their regulatory mandate.

      In fact, Amway and other MLM scams use the fact that they’ve been around for so long without being shut down by the FTC as part of their legitimacy.

      Do you WANT millions of people to keep getting scammed by MLM scams?

      The people in these scams are very good liars, the “common sense” argument obviously falls flat, as evidenced by millions of people being ripped off each and every year.

      Go back to writing about Mack if you want to keep being so stupid, it fits your “talents” much better.

      • Scott,
        You can buy a box of laundry detergent from Proctor and Gamble for 19 dollars at Wal-Mart or you can buy a box of Amway laundry detergent for 52 dollars.
        Can you figure out why Amway is a scam?
        Which costs more:
        The nineteen dollar box of detergent at Wal-Mart or the 52 dollar box from Amway?
        You don’t need to be a Mathlete to answer that question.

        “Oh, but Amway will make you a millionaire”
        No, it won’t.

        Amway Home SA8 Powder Laundry Detergent 3 kg / 6.6 lbs. up to 99 loadscm
        by Amway Legacy of Clean SA8
        Price: $52.95 & FREE Shipping.
        https://www.amazon.com/Amway-SA8-Laundry-Detergent-loadscm/dp/B07KRYD8XH/ref=pd_sbs_201_1/139-0306105-0722378?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07KRYD8XH&pd_rd_r=16b26c92-7eb3-48c7-82e5-8e2c64e72760&pd_rd_w=SGOHU&pd_rd_wg=TuMAb&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=ZB2MHQ1BGR3B8J1P6XD3&psc=1&refRID=ZB2MHQ1BGR3B8J1P6XD3

        • Shadowstate,

          Your latest quote below is a powerful right hook. Scott is officially KO!!!!

          Scott should stay down for the 10 count.

          LOL

          “Scott,
          You can buy a box of laundry detergent from Proctor and Gamble for 19 dollars at Wal-Mart or you can buy a box of Amway laundry detergent for 52 dollars.
          Can you figure out why Amway is a scam?”

          Don’t ask Scott! purchased $20 12oz bottles of Amway energy drinks to use in unscientific experiments performed on milk. Scott actually tried to un-curdle milk.

          Needless to say he was not successful.

        • That’s interesting, because the detergent was one of the more price competive products, but I haven’t compared prices in a while. I’m used to seeing Amway products being sold at a discount on eBay, Amazon, etc. You can buy the same product on Amway’s website for $39.00: https://www.amway.com/Shop/Product/Product.aspx/Amway-Home-SA8-Powder-Laundry-Detergent?itemno=109849 The distributor cost is probably about $30.00.

          Throw in a dash of marketing and helpful hints regarding how superior the detergent is compared to other products: Exploding crystals dissolve fast and rinse clean

          Keep your clothes looking fresh with Amway Home™ SA8™ Laundry Detergent, a superior detergent from the inside out. Enjoy highly concentrated, exploding crystals that dissolve fast and rinse away completely. Clean clothes never felt so good.
          Description
          When you need to power out tough stains, use the detergent that doesn’t lump or leave residue. The one that’s dermatologist tested and allergy tested, and the one whose packaging is better for the environment. It’s safe for you, the ones you love and the world around you. With a highly concentrated formula, less is always more. There’s a load of reasons to use Amway Home™ SA8™ Laundry Detergent.
          Benefits
          Designed to dissolve fast and rinse completely away for a cleaner clean.
          Leaves no irritating residue, even in cold water.
          Biodegradable formula.
          No phosphates, chlorine or other unpleasant ingredients, so it’s safer for the environment.
          Safe and effective in all washers, even HE (high efficiency).
          Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice program for containing safer ingredients that don’t sacrifice quality or performance.
          Kosher certified.
          Frequently Asked Questions
          Have there been changes to the formula, color or fragrance?
          No, Amway Home™ SA8™ Laundry Detergent is made with the same great formula, color and fragrance.

          What do enzymes do?
          Enzymes are naturally derived, biodegradable molecules that work to break up specific stain groups. For example, in Amway Home™ products, we use one enzyme that naturally breaks up protein stains like blood, egg or baby formula. Another enzyme we use naturally breaks up starch stains like rice, pasta or pudding. Once the stains have been broken up, they can easily be washed away.

          Many products claim to be safe and “green.” What proof do you have?
          We have partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice program. Many of our formulas and ingredients have already been reviewed by the EPA and third-party accreditation contractors to meet their goals for safety. We’re also a participant in the A.I.S.E. (International Association for Soaps, Detergents, and Maintenance Products) Charter for Sustainable Cleaning. As a participant, we voluntarily commit to follow this industry initiative for continual improvement in sustainability. Each phase of the product’s life cycle (raw material selection, chemical safety, resource use, occupational health and safety, and advice to customers on how best to use the products) is assessed, reviewed and externally verified. The goal? Being a trendsetter and role model for continual improvement in sustainability for the entire cleaning products industry.

          Is this product safe for septic systems?
          Yes, all Amway Home™ products are septic safe. They won’t cause sludge to form or disrupt the natural bacteria that keep your septic system working.

          Is this product safe for HE (high efficiency) washers?
          Yes, all Amway Home™ products are safe to use in HE washers.

          What can cause the detergent to clump or not dissolve properly?
          If you add your laundry to the washing machine before adding your detergent or if you tightly pack your laundry into the machine, pockets can be formed that keep the detergent from proper contact with water. To avoid this issue, start filling your washing machine with water, then add your detergent, and add your laundry last.

          Can the inside of a washing machine ever get dirty?
          Some ingredients used by other detergent manufacturers can build up inside a washing machine. This can especially be a concern at public laundromats. Amway Home™ detergents don’t leave any residue on your clothes or in your washer. So every time you wash your clothes with Amway Home™ detergents, you’re cleaning your washer!

          How can I clean the inside of a washing machine?
          It’s easy. Use two scoops of Amway Home™ All Fabric Bleach. Set the temperature to “Hot” and the load size to “Large.” Run the complete wash cycle. This is especially important at public laundromats.

          I have a smell coming from the inside of my HE washing machine. Is it from Amway Home™ products?
          No. Dirty water can sit in the bottom of an HE washer between cycles. So even if you’re using Amway Home™ products, it would be a good idea to clean your washer once a month using Amway Home™ All Fabric Bleach.

          More Information
          Use Instructions:
          Add 1 scoop (35 mL) to each load.

          Cleaning Tip:
          Old marks or splotches on your driveway? Apply a heavy layer of Amway Home™ All Fabric Bleach mixed with water to form a paste. Let sit for five minutes. Next, sprinkle with Amway Home™ SA8™ detergent; add a little more water, scrub, then rinse. (Note: It’s a good idea to try on an inconspicuous spot first.)

          https://www.amway.com/lcl/en/ResourceCenterDocuments/Visitor/home-ah-gde-d-en–HOME-Demo-Book.pdf and you’re bound to catch a few fish.

          Also, add a bit of “you don’t get paid to shop at Walmart,” and it’s a recipe for a scam. I viewed the overpriced products as part of my business overhead, which could be made up for easily with a few customers/downline, so your surface logic is quite simplistic and obviously in error, as there are around 2-3 million Amway distributors around the world. What most people don’t realize is that at least half of them are churning in and out every year.

          Since you’re a dunce when it comes to discussing MLM scams, I encourage you to go back to Mack articles, it fits your skill set much better.

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