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GASM Command / Re: Raiding Godlikeproductions
« on: January 30, 2008, 06:18:12 pm »
That link would be better to put in the raid poster then, because it would send them immediately there, regardless of technical skill.

GASM Command / Re: Raiding Godlikeproductions
« on: January 30, 2008, 06:01:22 pm »

This is the .doc version.

GASM Command / Re: Raiding Godlikeproductions
« on: January 30, 2008, 05:55:05 pm »
1) How about "strike"?

2) I'll upload the pdf with a couple of changes.

3) If not, works easily

4) sounds good.

5) Who should we invite?  EB&G and POEE are a given...23ae?  The Myspace groups?  I'll certainly post it up to my blog once it is finished.

Bring and Brag / Re: Fashion Design: Steampunk
« on: January 30, 2008, 05:40:58 pm »
Known and noted.

for being OUTLANDISH.


GASM Command / Re: Raiding Godlikeproductions
« on: January 30, 2008, 05:38:34 pm »
Ratatosk:  Well, I was hoping that IRC would act as the main command centre for anyone wanting to take part.  This would be the the advertising, telling people what they needed to know, and hopefully they'd turn up either here on in IRC and from there on in we could coordinate.


1) Yeah, mostly.  I have it both in pdf and .doc format, if anyone could figure out how to get a single, high quality screenshot/jpg of the entire page.

2) I like this one better, but OK.

3) Not really a Crusade though, either.  barely a Jihaad, although that could work.  Foray maybe, as well.

4) I think sooner is better than later.  If we say next Friday, I doubt anyone will show up.

GASM Command / Re: Raiding Godlikeproductions
« on: January 30, 2008, 05:20:36 pm »

What do you think?  Size aside?

Literate Chaotic / Re: Excerpt 1 of HIMEOBS Investigation tape #9
« on: January 30, 2008, 04:42:56 pm »
HIMEOBS Investigation Tape #6

Interview of British Arms Industry insider, who will go by the name of Daniel Gibson for the interview.  The interview took place over three separate meetings in London's Hilton Hotel, in the autumn of 2005, and this excerpt is compiled from tape #2.

Interviewer: hello again Mr Gibson.  Are you ready to continue?

DG: As ready as I'll ever be, I suspect.

Interviewer: OK then, so you were telling us about how the contracts for exporting weapons to European allies had been transferred to your company, back in the 70s.  How does this figure into the HIMEOBS group?

DG: well, first off, I want to make it clear this wasn't my company.  Just in case the tape for the first interview should go missing...anyway, I was the legal consultant for the company at the time.  What had happened was that the government had wanted to purchase specially customized small arms consignments to give to our allies within NATO.

Interviewer: how were they customized, exactly?

DG: they were made to be lightweight, concealable.  Also, they didn't specifically use the 7.62x51mm NATO specification ammunition.  They used a variety of commonly available cartridges and calibre's including Soviet ones.

Interviewer: and obviously that is not very normal.

DG: exactly. And its not like 7.62x51mm's are an endangered species.  My immediate assumption was that these were for special forces use either to simulate more accurate conditions for OpFor training and behind enemy line actions, or else for operations where they didn't want to leave an obvious NATO fingerprint for the Soviets to find.

Interviewer: which of these is more likely?

DG: At first, I thought it was the former.  I mean, the latter is just getting a little too crazy for me, you know what I mean?  A little conspiratorial.  But then I looked into who had the contracts for exporting the weapons, the guys we were giving the arms to.

Interviewer: who were they?

DG: An outfit called HIMEOBS International.  I'd never heard of them before, and believe me, in this business, you keep track of people who get important government contracts like this.  So I did a little digging, and found out some very strange things about this company.

Interviewer: such as?

DG: first off, the articles of incorporation show the company was registered in Taiwan.  Back then, we didn't have hardly any South East Asian companies working in the UK, and certainly not getting UK Government contracts.  Secondly, the names of the Board of Directors were kind of odd as well.

Interviewer: Who were they?

DG: well, the one who stands out most is Airey Neave.

Interviewer: the Conservative Party MP?

DG: the one and same.  Another was the Baron of Epsom.

Interviewer: the names of people that were involved against the plots against Harold Wilson?  Neave and Epsom were both considered to be in the know about Operation Clockwork Orange, and  of course we keep hearing rumours about Mountbatten and an army coup d'etat plot...

DG: exactly, shady customers indeed.

Interviewer: so you believe that the HIMEOBS International company was a front so that certain right wing government officials could seize weapons intended for our allies, for other operations?

DG: It was exactly that.  After Neave's assassination, the company folded and the contracts were given to someone else, but the contracts from the government for the custom made weapons kept on coming in.  And when you consider those secret police in Italy and Switzerland, P-26 and the Gladiator lot....well, they have to get their weapons from somewhere, right?

Interviewer: and of course, if you want to blame attacks on left wing terrorists, you need to use the weapons they use, too.

Literate Chaotic / Re: OFFICIAL What Are You Reading thread
« on: January 30, 2008, 03:51:29 pm »
Hella true.


Literate Chaotic / Re: OFFICIAL What Are You Reading thread
« on: January 30, 2008, 03:33:57 pm »
In the Beginning was...the Command Line by Neal Stephenson.

Just managed to download a copy, along with a few others of his books (Zodiac, Big U) as well.

rrraahh i so gotta read more stuff by Stephenson!

(but don't bother with the ebooks, Cain, until i own one of those kindle thingies, i'm not gonna read a book off a screen)

Pfft, your loss.

tearing through 5 GB of text for free. :p

Probably because if he quit now, his supporters would blow up the UN Headquarters or Federal Reserve for "forcing him out of it".

Literate Chaotic / Re: OFFICIAL What Are You Reading thread
« on: January 30, 2008, 03:01:39 pm »
In the Beginning was...the Command Line by Neal Stephenson.

Just managed to download a copy, along with a few others of his books (Zodiac, Big U) as well.

Or Kill Me / Re: Fuck Advertising
« on: January 30, 2008, 02:59:19 pm »
Has anyone actually said, or even inferred, that they find slavery, exploitation and various crimes less offensive than advertising?

Or are most people not talking about it because the thread and discussion is about advertising?

Unless of course he becomes McCain's running mate. 

Actually, according to Morning After, McCain is dangling the offer of becoming VP in front of Huckabee to keep him in the race and siphon off votes from Romney, and apparently Huckabee is biting.

Think happy thoughts now.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: January 30, 2008, 02:38:38 pm »
"The FBI has been accused of covering up a file detailing government dealings with a network stealing nuclear secrets"

This is a bloody incredible story and deserves way more coverage.

The whistleblower in question, Sible Edmonds, says she has more to reveal as well.

The entire Fox New pundit team has been repeatedly pwned during this primary cycle. 

Let's take an extended multiple choice quiz. Right now, which of the following topics is likely causing the discomfort inside Ailes' Fox News empire?

A) CNN's resurgence as the go-to cable destination for election coverage.
B) The incredible shrinking candidacy of Fox News' favored son, Rudy Giuliani.
C) The still-standing candidacy of Fox News nemesis and well-funded, anti-war GOP candidate Rep. Ron Paul.
D) The Democratic candidates' blanket refusal to debate on Fox News during the primary season.
E) Host Bill O'Reilly being so desperate for an interview from a Democratic contender that he had to schlep all the way to New Hampshire, where he shoved an aide to Sen. Barack Obama and then had to be calmed down by Secret Service agents.
F) Former Fox News architect and Ailes confidante Dan Cooper posting chapters from his a wildly unflattering tell-all book about his old boss. ("The best thing that ever happened to Roger Ailes was 9/11.")
G) The fledgling Fox Business Network, whose anemic ratings are in danger of being surpassed by some large city public access channels.
H) Host John Gibson's recent heartless attacks on actor Heath Ledger, just hours after the young actor was found dead.
I) Fox News reporter Major Garrett botching his "exclusive" that Paul Begala and James Carville were going to join Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, and then refusing to correct the record.

I'd say it's

A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. (I doubt Gibson's grave-dancing or Garrett's whopper caused Ailes a moment's concern.)


Sean Hannity served as Fox News' official ambassador to the Giuliani campaign; a campaign that Ailes and Fox News were hoping to ride back into the White House. Yet despite showering Giuliani with all kinds of laudatory coverage, both Hannity and Ailes have been powerless, as they watched Giuliani's rudderless campaign go nowhere for months.

Even an all-out Fox News marketing blitz to label Giuliani "America's Mayor" never got traction. In fact, it ranked right up there with the launch of New Coke, in terms of branding success.


In the meantime, the rise of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and especially Mike Huckabee, with his populist streak, has caused all sorts of consternation at Fox News. Even the conservative Weekly Standard took noticed. The magazine recently wrote that "A lot of conservatives have problems with both Huckabee and McCain. Last night on Fox, for example, Sean Hannity could barely conceal his distaste for both pols."


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