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(Discover)   The secrets of Kevin Trudeau's contempt of court charges that THEY don't want you to know about   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) divider line 155
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2010-02-12 02:43:21 PM
Wow, I always thought this guy was somewhat of a tool, but I had no idea he was a 500 horsepower air compressor with a 10,000 watt heater on the output.
 
2010-02-12 03:29:47 PM
He's come along way since Doonesbury.
 
2010-02-12 03:31:12 PM
The guy's a douche, and not the kind that leaves you with a fresh feeling. More like the kind that had a teeny hole in the plastic, bacteria got in, it went septic and killed your mom when she used it.
 
2010-02-12 03:31:40 PM
exactly who is teh hero?
 
2010-02-12 03:32:07 PM
That guy is a weapons-grade douche bag.
 
2010-02-12 03:32:55 PM
The judge is the hero, obviously.
 
2010-02-12 03:33:07 PM
So is he representing himself, or does he have Orly Taitz on retainer?
 
2010-02-12 03:33:10 PM
Weren't some of his infomercials broadcast on the Discovery Channel?
 
2010-02-12 03:33:21 PM
And to think he was once Prime Minister of Canada!
 
2010-02-12 03:34:19 PM
I picked up the book at Costco (and I mean literally picked up so I could read it in the store, I would never buy this garbage).

The chapter on cancer is fantastic. It reads something like "try rubbing apple cider vinegar on your kneecaps GO TO A DOCTOR eat more celery PLEASE GO TO AN ONCOLOGIST clap your hands three times while drinking mango juice FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SEE A PROFESSIONAL"
 
2010-02-12 03:35:29 PM
That's Kevin Turdeau
 
2010-02-12 03:35:48 PM
CravenMorehead: That guy is a weapons-grade douche bag.

Is that specifically designed for fundamentalist clap-trap?
 
2010-02-12 03:37:16 PM
Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religion now?
 
2010-02-12 03:39:05 PM
LavenderWolf: Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religionthe first amendment now?

FTFY, just so we all get what you are saying.
 
2010-02-12 03:39:11 PM
What a dick.
 
2010-02-12 03:40:03 PM
I know someone who swallows this d-bag's stuff hook line and sinker, the coral calcium, the "natural cures", everything. Same guy tried to start a chain letter: bought $200 worth of stamps, and got $1 back for all his trouble.

Makes you long for the days when snake oil at least had some real painkillers in it.
 
2010-02-12 03:41:29 PM
the8re: LavenderWolf: Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religionthe first amendment now?

FTFY, just so we all get what you are saying.


Missed it by...well, you missed it by a mile, if you think the 1st Ammendment gives you the right to do what Trudeau does.
 
2010-02-12 03:41:41 PM
AshHousewares18: I picked up the book at Costco (and I mean literally picked up so I could read it in the store, I would never buy this garbage).

It's even better. The book also directs people to go to Trudeau's website to learn about many of the cures purported to be in the book. The problem? To properly see his website, you must become a member, which costs $1000 for a lifetime subscription or $9.95 monthly.
 
2010-02-12 03:41:52 PM
the8re: LavenderWolf: Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religionthe first amendment now?

FTFY, just so we all get what you are saying.


It comes down to a pretty fundamental question: is lying to people for your own personal benefit protected speech? What about the rights of the victim being lied to?
 
2010-02-12 03:42:12 PM
'bout time they caught the lying sack of shiat.
www.nndb.com
 
2010-02-12 03:42:29 PM
show me: Wow, I always thought this guy was somewhat of a tool, but I had no idea he was a 500 horsepower air compressor with a 10,000 watt heater on the output.

Your metaphor just pulled too much amperage through my brain's surge protector and tripped the ground fault interrupt.

On a related note, I suddenly think it would be a great idea to vote Green Party this coming election.
 
2010-02-12 03:44:37 PM
I honestly have no issue with people like this fleecing idiots.
 
2010-02-12 03:44:58 PM
Bruce Campbell: He's come along way since Doonesbury.

Came here for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2010-02-12 03:45:35 PM
cleveoh: the8re: LavenderWolf: Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religionthe first amendment now?

FTFY, just so we all get what you are saying.

Missed it by...well, you missed it by a mile, if you think the 1st Ammendment gives you the right to do what Trudeau does.


A very wise man once said (slightly paraphrased) "I disagree with what you are saying, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" yes Trudeau is a menace. However "Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religion now" just makes you look like the intolerant idiot you truly are.
 
2010-02-12 03:46:55 PM
God is great. He got you to buy me a Rolls.
 
2010-02-12 03:47:50 PM
he's too rich to go to jail. he pretty much laughed it off when they stuck him with that fifty million dollar fine.
 
2010-02-12 03:48:28 PM
robertsaucedo.files.wordpress.com

What "They" may look like
 
2010-02-12 03:49:10 PM
Splinshints: the8re: LavenderWolf: Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religionthe first amendment now?

FTFY, just so we all get what you are saying.

It comes down to a pretty fundamental question: is lying to people for your own personal benefit protected speech? What about the rights of the victim being lied to?


1. Yes.
2. Buying a book is not a contractual agreement and is not covered under any legal theory.

If you buy a book that says baking soda will cure your heart disease and you decide to use that instead of going to the doctor; that is on you. You did not have any legal relationship with the book author that makes him liable for your dying of heart disease because of your decisions.

Now, if the book author set up an office to actually consult with people and prescribe baking soda for heart disease, and people started dying because of it, there would be an actionable offense (several, probably), because he would be acting as a professional. But just writing a book, no.
 
2010-02-12 03:49:44 PM
I saw him on one of those middle of the night infomercials peddling some colon cleanser. Something about if you have "skinny stool" you have 15 lbs. of undigested meat in your intestines.

15 lbs.!

And the cure for DIABEETUS is in the book too. Oh, and the cure for High Blood Pressure. Throw out your hypertension medications!

"They" don't want you to know about these amazing free cures!

I hope someone pulls a Jeffrey Dahmer on him in prison.
 
2010-02-12 03:50:22 PM
www.newmarketbudokan.com

R.I.P. Pierre Trudeau
 
2010-02-12 03:50:43 PM
Will Trudeau ruthlessly separate rubes from their money? "Just watch me."
 
2010-02-12 03:50:44 PM
HotWingConspiracy: I honestly have no issue with people like this fleecing idiots.

I'm inclined to agree. No one is prosecuting Jenny McCarthy yet, and she's probably done more shared damage than this guy has. At least cancer patients can't infect other people like non-immunized children can.

"Sure, Coral can cure cancer!" - who cares if it's true or not? If you're dumb enough to believe it and shell out money for it, then you probably deserve to die of cancer.
 
2010-02-12 03:51:14 PM
Theeng: cleveoh: the8re: LavenderWolf: Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religionthe first amendment now?

FTFY, just so we all get what you are saying.

Missed it by...well, you missed it by a mile, if you think the 1st Ammendment gives you the right to do what Trudeau does.

A very wise man once said (slightly paraphrased) "I disagree with what you are saying, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" yes Trudeau is a menace. However "Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religion now" just makes you look like the intolerant idiot you truly are.


Ah, name calling, very nice. You believe the 1st Ammendment gives you the right to say whatever you want, at any time, without consequences. By your profile, I have no idea if you're a US citizen, but if so, your ignorance is appalling.
 
2010-02-12 03:53:43 PM
It would certainly be interesting justice indeed if Trudeau were thrown in jail for the rest of his life
 
2010-02-12 03:55:53 PM
YoTengoId: he's too rich to go to jail. he pretty much laughed it off when they stuck him with that fifty million dollar fine.

As much as I hate to see it used, this is one instance where freezing this guy's assets would be fitting.
 
2010-02-12 03:56:11 PM
lobootomy: If you're dumb enough to believe it and shell out money for it, then you probably deserve to die of cancer.

So you're saying that you're a eugenics fan, or that it's OK if the stupid people die jus' 'cause they're stupid?

Eek.
 
2010-02-12 03:57:26 PM
uncletogie: lobootomy: If you're dumb enough to believe it and shell out money for it, then you probably deserve to die of cancer.

So you're saying that you're a eugenics fan, or that it's OK if the stupid people die jus' 'cause they're stupid?

Eek.


Are they dying because they are stupid, or because they are eating coral instead of seeing a doctor?
 
2010-02-12 03:57:30 PM
Ask the guys from the World Pool Tour or whatever it was called what they think of Mr. Trudeau......you'll probably get a 9-ball shoved up your ass.....and asked to pass it along to him...

Class Eleventy AAA shiat-filled, yeast infected douche bag the size of an engorged cow udder....he is
 
2010-02-12 03:59:41 PM
chevydeuce: Ask the guys from the World Pool Tour or whatever it was called what they think of Mr. Trudeau......you'll probably get a 9-ball shoved up your ass.....and asked to pass it along to him...

They got hustled, I take it?
 
2010-02-12 04:00:53 PM
cleveoh: Ah, name calling, very nice. You believe the 1st Ammendment gives you the right to say whatever you want, at any time, without consequences. By your profile, I have no idea if you're a US citizen, but if so, your ignorance is appalling.

Amendment, dude, amendment.
 
2010-02-12 04:01:06 PM
AshHousewares18: I picked up the book at Costco (and I mean literally picked up so I could read it in the store, I would never buy this garbage).

The chapter on cancer is fantastic. It reads something like "try rubbing apple cider vinegar on your kneecaps GO TO A DOCTOR eat more celery PLEASE GO TO AN ONCOLOGIST clap your hands three times while drinking mango juice FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SEE A PROFESSIONAL"


How odd. Someone described one of his books to me in almost exactly the same way.
 
2010-02-12 04:01:30 PM
Gyrfalcon: Splinshints: the8re: LavenderWolf: Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religionthe first amendment now?

FTFY, just so we all get what you are saying.

It comes down to a pretty fundamental question: is lying to people for your own personal benefit protected speech? What about the rights of the victim being lied to?
1. Yes.
2. Buying a book is not a contractual agreement and is not covered under any legal theory.

If you buy a book that says baking soda will cure your heart disease and you decide to use that instead of going to the doctor; that is on you. You did not have any legal relationship with the book author that makes him liable for your dying of heart disease because of your decisions.

Now, if the book author set up an office to actually consult with people and prescribe baking soda for heart disease, and people started dying because of it, there would be an actionable offense (several, probably), because he would be acting as a professional. But just writing a book, no.



Your GED in law and medical...you haz it?
The FTC, the ICC, and the AMA may like to see it.
 
2010-02-12 04:03:27 PM
They got hustled, I take it?


oh.....I see what you did there....good one...

/but seriously, he farked over a lot of people
//and it was the International Pool Tour, not World
 
2010-02-12 04:04:07 PM
uncletogie: So you're saying that you're a eugenics fan, or that it's OK if the stupid people die jus' 'cause they're stupid?

Well, I don't think Enzyte is going to increase the size of my junk, but they keep advertising it, and people keep buying it.

And the cancer claim was just the most extreme of his charges. Some of the other ones, like weight loss, would seem to fall under "bullshiat product claims" category you could dismiss with a disclaimer.
 
2010-02-12 04:04:39 PM
& now after re-reading Theeng's reply, he was really insulting LavenderWolf, not me. Not directly, anyway.

I'm not even sure this is a "free speech" issue as much as one for the FDA &/or Commerce Dept.

Trudeau is just a modern day version of the old "Snake Oil Salesman," which was one of the reasons the Pure Food & Drug laws were enacted to begin with.

It should be a crime that stations can broadcast his programs with just a simple disclaimer that his views "do not necessarily reflect those of blarg blarg blarg..."
 
2010-02-12 04:05:56 PM
Gyrfalcon: Splinshints: the8re: LavenderWolf: Can we just get rid of all the quacks selling religionthe first amendment now?

FTFY, just so we all get what you are saying.

It comes down to a pretty fundamental question: is lying to people for your own personal benefit protected speech? What about the rights of the victim being lied to?

1. Yes.
2. Buying a book is not a contractual agreement and is not covered under any legal theory.

If you buy a book that says baking soda will cure your heart disease and you decide to use that instead of going to the doctor; that is on you. You did not have any legal relationship with the book author that makes him liable for your dying of heart disease because of your decisions.

Now, if the book author set up an office to actually consult with people and prescribe baking soda for heart disease, and people started dying because of it, there would be an actionable offense (several, probably), because he would be acting as a professional. But just writing a book, no.


Sorry, I don't believe you are correct. If I publish a book that says eating lead will make you virile, I think you might have a case against me. By the same token, If I sell you a book that says eating worms will increase your IQ, I believe you may still have a case against me.

Fraud is fraud, whether it leads to bodily harm or just an increase in protein.
 
2010-02-12 04:07:22 PM
Do we need a truth-in-fraudsters law? Sure, you can write and sell more books, but you will be listed as (say) "Kevin Trudeau, convicted of fraud."
 
2010-02-12 04:08:05 PM
I think the fine money should go to run adds showing what a D-bag idiot this guy is and how stupid people are who believe him.
 
2010-02-12 04:09:08 PM
uncletogie: lobootomy: If you're dumb enough to believe it and shell out money for it, then you probably deserve to die of cancer.

So you're saying that you're a eugenics fan, or that it's OK if the stupid people die jus' 'cause they're stupid?

Eek.


You know, there's a difference between forcibly segregating/sterilizing stupid people or simply not caring if they willingly throw themselves into an early grave.
 
2010-02-12 04:11:04 PM
He's not stupid, most of that stuff clearly is shown to help you.

The only stupid part is that it's all freely available online... no need to give him money over it :)
 
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