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One-man truth squad follows Russ Whitney' free seminars around Wisconsin Recently, I posted an article in which I said the most effective tactic for fighting back against Russ Whitney appeared to be to picket his free seminars and hand out leaflets with undeniable facts about Whitney and his companies. In a case of great minds running in the same channels, a Wisconsin man did just that shortly before I put that article at my Web site. I know because the Wisconsin State Journal wrote an article about what he did and a reader told me about the article. It was written by Jason Stein and published on April 13, 2005. "Lot of fun" Glen Loyd spent a week following Whitney Education Group around Wisconsin. Loyd gave presentations on the sidewalk in front of hotels from Green Bay to Milwaukee telling about Whitney' unsatisfactory record with the Better Business Bureau. Loyd said, "I really had a lot of fun this week. It was exciting." Whitney staff called the cops As I predicted in my article about this "truth squad" tactic, Whitney' traveling staff called the cops. Apparently, Whitney does not include any discussion of the First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, and assembly in the training of his "front-end," "free," come-on seminar staff. The basic idea of the U.S. Constitution is that people like Loyd are free to publicly state whatever facts and opinions they wish. No local staff It might also have been helpful if Whitney had a local person involved with their traveling carpetbaggers. Had they done so, they would have known that the guy on

whom they were about to sic the cops is a Wisconsin state official, namely, he is a long-time spokesman for the Wisconsin Division of Trade and Consumer Protection. Investigating Whitney In a phone message on my answering machine, Loyd said that the State of Wisconsin is investigating Whitney and that he will send me the results when they are finished. He also told me to, "Keep up your good work." Thanks, Mr. Loyd. You do the same. "Hurting our business" says Whitney suit Supporting my claim that this appears to be the most effective tactic is a quote in the article from John Kane, a Whitney corporate big shot. Kane told the Journal that Loyd was "hurting their business." As I said in my previous article, Whitney has also complained that the tactic was effective in court papers against me. TV star Having a local Wisconsin person on staff would have enabled them to recognize Loyd"”not because he is a Wisconsin official. He would have been recognized because he has been a Green Bay TV consumer reporter (WLUK and WFRV) for 40 years. He is so widely recognized that the director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection is often asked if he works for Glen Loyd. (It' the other way around.) Loyd is 65, has been shoved, threatened at gunpoint, and sued (unsuccessfully) six times and he still keeps on investigating. My kinda guy! John T. Reed Copyright 2005 by John T. Reed John T. Reed, a.k.a. John Reed, Jack Reed, 342 Bryan Drive, Alamo, CA 94507, Voice: 925-820-7262, Fax: 925-820-1259, www.johntreed.com

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