Shadie partner nz

Joint Account

2020.09.07 08:38 eddopc Joint Account

Hi Team, Is it possible to open a joint account, here in NZ or elsewhere online ??
My partner is stuck overseas at the moment, so can’t physically go to a branch.
However we have all the correct ID, passports, address, citizen forms, etc. Nothing shady.
My side is no problem I can walk in. How about ID being witnessed by a lawyer, police, judge, something like that ?? Do any of them allow leeway for Coronavirus at all?? So far I’ve come up blank.
Thanks.
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2020.08.31 23:42 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: RPClipsGTA top posts from 2019-03-22 to 2020-08-31 12:59 PDT

Period: 528.05 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 68054
Rate (per day) 1.89 128.80
Unique Redditors 564 7775
Combined Score 417891 1011834

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 6261 points, 13 submissions: woyo_
    1. Eugene Zuckerberg portrait (715 points, 62 comments)
    2. Payne Gang poster (629 points, 34 comments)
    3. Lang Buddha portrait (605 points, 32 comments)
    4. Francis J Francer portrait (571 points, 31 comments)
    5. Leanbois Poster (543 points, 41 comments)
    6. Talon poster (537 points, 38 comments)
    7. PD Gang (530 points, 52 comments)
    8. Denzel & Baas For The Cause Talon poster (426 points, 12 comments)
    9. Shadow Poster (374 points, 11 comments)
    10. Kiki Chanel potrait (Im sorry) (345 points, 27 comments)
  2. 6225 points, 16 submissions: albert_fn_wesker
    1. Announcement from Coop (565 points, 199 comments)
    2. bLuE622 - Welcome back Boe! (495 points, 46 comments)
    3. Johnny Divine(Jonthebroski) promoted to full officer (434 points, 17 comments)
    4. Lang Buddha IRL - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (426 points, 15 comments)
    5. Mikey Dias perma - Clip of CallMeGrub - Twitch Clips (426 points, 102 comments)
    6. John Archer(FortyOne) turns in his badge and gun, quits PD (422 points, 177 comments)
    7. Some nice vases - Clip of summit1g - Twitch Clips (390 points, 9 comments)
    8. Top25 hours played on GTA5 NoPixel, courtesy of nopixel.hasroot.com (384 points, 143 comments)
    9. Vale knows how to correctly read Mike his charges (374 points, 12 comments)
    10. Winchester perma, shot by Buddha/Denzel/Tony - Clip of Ray308win - Twitch Clips (358 points, 132 comments)
  3. 6142 points, 16 submissions: FreezerJumps
    1. Jordan's past 24 hours (803 points, 44 comments)
    2. "One sided RP that involves shooting/killing/robbing/kidnapping and car stealing of PD and EMS will now be looked at by admins pro-actively (no player report needed)" (518 points, 237 comments)
    3. PENTA's new character (451 points, 21 comments)
    4. Jordan asks Diego for help (409 points, 8 comments)
    5. James McAfee dies (365 points, 71 comments)
    6. Clarkson and Steele sharing intimate stories on patrol (362 points, 6 comments)
    7. Aleks forgets he's roleplaying, then forgets he's not streaming (360 points, 20 comments)
    8. HOA sweatin bullets (354 points, 13 comments)
    9. Zelda steals Raven and Bobby's PD helicopter (351 points, 20 comments)
    10. Jordan Steele found guilty of murdering Kayden (344 points, 248 comments)
  4. 4643 points, 12 submissions: Lupiv
    1. Bobby and Raven's family photo (597 points, 29 comments)
    2. We Love You LaBarre (566 points, 7 comments)
    3. Bobby gets kidnapped and executed (512 points, 19 comments)
    4. Siz buys Dab's lambo (479 points, 54 comments)
    5. Hirona's mom tries to watch her streams (381 points, 15 comments)
    6. Cop Slasher Records (319 points, 11 comments)
    7. Hirona banned from Twitch (311 points, 37 comments)
    8. Frat Boys Vs. Tryone and Friends (302 points, 120 comments)
    9. Bobby has a heart to heart with Zelda mid Zombie attack (301 points, 7 comments)
    10. Bobby checks out the Park Ranger website (294 points, 19 comments)
  5. 3508 points, 4 submissions: Hunta_killa78
    1. Penta is cancer free! (1745 points, 67 comments)
    2. Goodbye, Dennis <3 (1078 points, 121 comments)
    3. When Crane sees Dr. Choi in the cells (371 points, 22 comments)
    4. Airborne's doing a charity stream. Show him some support :D (314 points, 4 comments)
  6. 3350 points, 8 submissions: lordvalark
    1. James sees Mirror Park Tavern (508 points, 40 comments)
    2. Siz Commits VDM (494 points, 93 comments)
    3. Siz takes down Air 1 (476 points, 50 comments)
    4. Siz gets a new taxi driver (448 points, 13 comments)
    5. Successful Prison Bus hit by the HOA (390 points, 12 comments)
    6. Siz becomes a millionaire where it all began (371 points, 52 comments)
    7. Drunk HOA EMS take the jump (361 points, 22 comments)
    8. Siz shoots Herbert after his Diss (302 points, 148 comments)
  7. 3120 points, 4 submissions: syp2207
    1. Prayers for Penta! (1419 points, 109 comments)
    2. "Why are these people in the fucking server" - PENTA (743 points, 372 comments)
    3. Ballas surrender to the cops after crashing and being surrounded (527 points, 78 comments)
    4. SilentSentry on NP Admins and favouritism (431 points, 260 comments)
  8. 3021 points, 9 submissions: Tookatee
    1. Buck on voice identification (413 points, 72 comments)
    2. Siz's participation in Kleb's wedding (413 points, 928 comments)
    3. What an execution (337 points, 15 comments)
    4. Siz playing Claire's Vagina Kazoo (330 points, 21 comments)
    5. James makes an Appearance (324 points, 16 comments)
    6. CHECKMATE TOBII - Clip of UberHaxorNova - Twitch Clips (314 points, 22 comments)
    7. RP check DENIED! (307 points, 4 comments)
    8. Crime Lord tells his taxi driver to make a pass... (292 points, 19 comments)
    9. Alpha Siz Keeps Dab's Dream Alive (291 points, 25 comments)
  9. 2833 points, 8 submissions: Ayyngell
    1. summit1g - Chawa visits Blues memorial (453 points, 19 comments)
    2. Denzel kills ricky - Clip of CurtisRyan - Twitch Clips (387 points, 80 comments)
    3. LB take the 6v6 - Clip of CurtisRyan - Twitch Clips (363 points, 190 comments)
    4. buddha - LeanBois go for a race KEKW (356 points, 12 comments)
    5. Lang Buddha meets Ling Buddha KEKW - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (355 points, 25 comments)
    6. The vultures stop by lean street KEKW - Clip of CurtisRyan - Twitch Clips (341 points, 6 comments)
    7. AJ 1000iq KEKW - Clip of RatedEpicz - Twitch Clips (290 points, 51 comments)
    8. New cop strat KEKW (288 points, 23 comments)
  10. 2692 points, 6 submissions: WillingGoose
    1. S0upes just became a Partner on Twitch (647 points, 28 comments)
    2. Do you want to hit a bank truck? (582 points, 14 comments)
    3. Just another day on the server (503 points, 218 comments)
    4. Hands Up Bruhs (357 points, 56 comments)
    5. I dont know what that means so i am going to keep doing it. (312 points, 13 comments)
    6. Making Airborne happy (291 points, 13 comments)
  11. 2649 points, 6 submissions: Pompz88
    1. AnthonyZ Raises $21,555 for Kimchi (723 points, 27 comments)
    2. RatedEpicz - AJ 'Actually Soon to be Trooper' Hunter (509 points, 216 comments)
    3. Dad, I'm playing video games, please! - Clip of Ramee - Twitch Clips (405 points, 30 comments)
    4. CG OOC Leaked DMs - Clip of Lord_Kebun - Twitch Clips (404 points, 58 comments)
    5. Thermite God. 6/6 Completed - Clip of Ramee - Twitch Clips (320 points, 97 comments)
    6. jimmytulip - Wayne earning his spot (288 points, 27 comments)
  12. 2576 points, 4 submissions: Accadeve
    1. Updated No Pixel gang power rankings (1011 points, 121 comments)
    2. Current No Pixel Power Rankings May 2020 (697 points, 52 comments)
    3. esports united fail their scrim vault in preparation for the mission (472 points, 50 comments)
    4. Individual Character Rankings for June 2020 (396 points, 29 comments)
  13. 2523 points, 6 submissions: Royuhlly
    1. AJ Finally Gets Trooper (701 points, 117 comments)
    2. Chang’s Buggy from GTAWiseGuy (Eddie) in Mehdi’s chat (511 points, 125 comments)
    3. Chang uses Shadow Clone Jutsu against the Park Rangers (418 points, 16 comments)
    4. I’d like to report 1 more crime (304 points, 136 comments)
    5. Re-Wiring Uchihas Language (299 points, 12 comments)
    6. Chang Gang With Another Successful JailBreak (290 points, 286 comments)
  14. 2486 points, 7 submissions: adamlindberg123
    1. New Park Ranger in town (437 points, 11 comments)
    2. VDM x3 KEKW - Clip of AnthonyZ - Twitch Clips (404 points, 33 comments)
    3. CG picks the same radio channel as LB - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (365 points, 28 comments)
    4. Snow busts a nut (343 points, 11 comments)
    5. Buddha's new minivan - Clip of GTAWiseGuy - Twitch Clips (329 points, 27 comments)
    6. Buddha and Ellie finds a hidden door in the Talon HQ - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (312 points, 43 comments)
    7. Denzel and Garage Q digs up Big E's body and blows it up (296 points, 22 comments)
  15. 2471 points, 7 submissions: Abdoa00
    1. KEKW (434 points, 66 comments)
    2. Purples mow down Curtis as soon as he's back (no initiation) (423 points, 31 comments)
    3. Buddha: take your time Tony ,don't get too aggro. Tony: (377 points, 8 comments)
    4. Ranks reset (328 points, 57 comments)
    5. LB shred Chedder for kidnapping Curtis (316 points, 21 comments)
    6. How worried LB get when they find out Saab is alone with a woman (305 points, 16 comments)
    7. Buddha gets Pablo prio from coop (288 points, 30 comments)
  16. 2442 points, 6 submissions: gr8pe_drink
    1. Humpty Dumpty (688 points, 22 comments)
    2. The Laughs of NoPixel (511 points, 164 comments)
    3. Chang gets the opportunity of a lifetime (322 points, 47 comments)
    4. Mehdi reacts to Chang encountering Mehdi (313 points, 6 comments)
    5. Koil on Changs RP (312 points, 94 comments)
    6. Ramee details his insane stream/work schedule (296 points, 123 comments)
  17. 2433 points, 2 submissions: sirjudd
    1. In Loving Memory of Blue622 - The NoPixel Community (1282 points, 53 comments)
    2. Update from boe/blue/kenny's family (1151 points, 48 comments)
  18. 2428 points, 7 submissions: HotHornyWhales
    1. Bananabrea AKA Claire Seducer is doing a 24hr charity stream for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Stop by and show some support! (503 points, 14 comments)
    2. Flippy 1v4s Buddha, Cousin, Speedy and Ellie (369 points, 295 comments)
    3. snake SZN (325 points, 6 comments)
    4. Brenda gets promoted! (315 points, 23 comments)
    5. Banana showing much love to Timmac, hes the reason she stayed on NoPixel, even before GTA (312 points, 42 comments)
    6. Claire starts some drama (307 points, 2 comments)
    7. Crystalst, the mind behind Four Tee, got partnered!!!!! (297 points, 20 comments)
  19. 2387 points, 4 submissions: Smokyy__
    1. Moonmoon donating 5k to Tony's charity stream for Kimchi (881 points, 43 comments)
    2. Buddha on his situation (797 points, 60 comments)
    3. Tony yeeted 10/10 form (409 points, 14 comments)
    4. Love you Afro <3 (300 points, 23 comments)
  20. 2369 points, 3 submissions: badmemealert
    1. NoPixel RP Cinematic Trailer SEASON 2 - Marcologna (1141 points, 152 comments)
    2. Bogg, an innocent unaware man. (628 points, 25 comments)
    3. GTA RP 101 Tutorial (600 points, 45 comments)
  21. 2317 points, 6 submissions: Brittywitty85
    1. All No Pixel Star Entrances From SmokySloth's NPW Wrestling Stream. (596 points, 44 comments)
    2. Mantis is getting death threats and harassing him (470 points, 400 comments)
    3. Bricks over Boys (another Siz coke drop) (331 points, 11 comments)
    4. UberHaxorNova likes the News Crew RP (325 points, 35 comments)
    5. Slim auditions for HoA's Casting Couch (304 points, 6 comments)
    6. Kleb and Huck's thoughts on Ant... at the same time (291 points, 9 comments)
  22. 2302 points, 6 submissions: NaV3P
    1. Big E dropping the truth bomb - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (545 points, 157 comments)
    2. Fellsbadman - Clip of CinnamonToastKen - Twitch Clips (439 points, 25 comments)
    3. Buddha spotted playing offstream - Clip of Kyle - Twitch Clips (379 points, 26 comments)
    4. Snow and ziggy react to Pred screaming on radio (334 points, 17 comments)
    5. Leanstreet vs police standoff - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (306 points, 13 comments)
    6. When you confess before you die, but actually survive - Clip of Kyle - Twitch Clips (299 points, 12 comments)
  23. 2256 points, 3 submissions: YordiG
    1. Siz suffering (1280 points, 77 comments)
    2. HOA Short Documentary (573 points, 36 comments)
    3. HOA Alignment (403 points, 54 comments)
  24. 2237 points, 2 submissions: VincentCyr
    1. Thank you (1444 points, 108 comments)
    2. I'm so happy Sentry is back (793 points, 83 comments)
  25. 2131 points, 5 submissions: lukec1016
    1. The Dementia of Lean St has awoken (463 points, 14 comments)
    2. Eugene Zuckerberg is officially mayor (454 points, 101 comments)
    3. Eugene the last piece of the puzzle (431 points, 18 comments)
    4. Warehouse RP (430 points, 88 comments)
    5. Buddha not happy with Saabs new friendship (353 points, 16 comments)
  26. 2110 points, 6 submissions: Swbp0undcake
    1. Bobby Smith is the new, totally official, Chief of Police (466 points, 49 comments)
    2. "Unprofessional conduct from everybody" (365 points, 34 comments)
    3. Brian pits the Chief of Police with his body (342 points, 11 comments)
    4. Copper meets Zelda (325 points, 17 comments)
    5. Aleks explains the totally legit reason behind every single police action ever done on the server (322 points, 41 comments)
    6. BOBBY SMITH PROMOTION (290 points, 89 comments)
  27. 2103 points, 4 submissions: Lolija14
    1. OTT Diss track Wu chang (Lil Erf RIP OTT) (858 points, 217 comments)
    2. Buddha raise $10,359,20 charity stream for color of change. (610 points, 38 comments)
    3. ESB finally surrender and give 100k to the Leanbois (323 points, 105 comments)
    4. Buddha Clap the ESB and then this happen KEKW (312 points, 30 comments)
  28. 2093 points, 6 submissions: MTeeKay
    1. Trish B A G G S new outfit (415 points, 39 comments)
    2. Dispatch to 323 (384 points, 33 comments)
    3. Desk duty turns to a riot (368 points, 17 comments)
    4. The koil effect (323 points, 18 comments)
    5. Claire's a shooter (315 points, 13 comments)
    6. Pimp with the facts (288 points, 58 comments)
  29. 2019 points, 5 submissions: JustKeepBreathing54
    1. The Top Viewed Clip of No Pixel Streamers (502 points, 77 comments)
    2. Mantis staying in character even in OOC chat (443 points, 16 comments)
    3. Lauren Forcer promoted to full deputy! (401 points, 39 comments)
    4. Just don't kill yourself (365 points, 15 comments)
    5. Boba Stone gets murdered (308 points, 64 comments)
  30. 2004 points, 4 submissions: MrHorlock
    1. LordKebun Full response to Koil (558 points, 551 comments)
    2. Lord_kebun hot mic (513 points, 29 comments)
    3. randy bullet song but every word is an image (or clip) u/ceelinn (472 points, 22 comments)
    4. Soze catches CG planning bank heist (461 points, 30 comments)
  31. 2001 points, 5 submissions: Apocalyptik22
    1. DANTE FROM THE TOP ROPE (499 points, 12 comments)
    2. Airborne sets Flop straight (441 points, 18 comments)
    3. Playing copyrighted music is now a ban-able offense (383 points, 96 comments)
    4. Bobby on the Tessa vs. Mike Block war (363 points, 8 comments)
    5. Bobby gets acquainted with the new officers (315 points, 3 comments)
  32. 1962 points, 5 submissions: Sklzy
    1. Appreciation thread for CinnamonToastKen (601 points, 22 comments)
    2. CP STABS LAUREN FORCER AFTER DENZEL HEARING (385 points, 17 comments)
    3. CHANG ACCIDENTALLY SPRAYS A PLAYER THINKING ITS AN NPC (380 points, 39 comments)
    4. We love you, Kimchi. (302 points, 63 comments)
    5. Koil donates $716 to Spekel for charity (294 points, 16 comments)
  33. 1952 points, 5 submissions: Fattyboomboom123
    1. Buddha exposed - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (480 points, 39 comments)
    2. Nikez at it again (434 points, 20 comments)
    3. CurtisRyan - Only one way out (419 points, 305 comments)
    4. WARNING TO SIZ - Clip of Tobiii - Twitch Clips (329 points, 22 comments)
    5. Sonya tries to kill Rudi - Clip of Darthbobo77 - Twitch Clips (290 points, 94 comments)
  34. 1947 points, 4 submissions: flaym
    1. Speedy hosting Snow at wrong time (600 points, 7 comments)
    2. Wrong car, OTT... (500 points, 45 comments)
    3. God Tier Rhodes (437 points, 20 comments)
    4. Better pilot than you! (410 points, 16 comments)
  35. 1872 points, 2 submissions: Arsenic212
    1. An example of an incredible roleplayer (1480 points, 596 comments)
    2. Really triharding at this point lol (392 points, 294 comments)
  36. 1861 points, 4 submissions: EverybodyhatesNick
    1. Ivan from Misfits perma-banned (578 points, 125 comments)
    2. Nakkida made some art of NoPixel characters as Ducks to fulfill one of her subathon promises (566 points, 32 comments)
    3. A peek into NoPixel pt 1 by Xee889 (387 points, 41 comments)
    4. Tessa’s new Right of Way Driving School car, courtesy of GTAWiseGuy (330 points, 32 comments)
  37. 1859 points, 5 submissions: joao_inca
    1. Sodakite's mom is a Matt Gamer (465 points, 22 comments)
    2. CAUCASIAN PANTS. (391 points, 18 comments)
    3. Forced RP PepeHands. (374 points, 23 comments)
    4. Esteban pits the suspects. (315 points, 19 comments)
    5. Twitch Chat Poetry (314 points, 7 comments)
  38. 1834 points, 4 submissions: REFL3KT
    1. Koil Coding a Tribute to Blue (Boe Jangles) Right Now (656 points, 139 comments)
    2. Boe NPC (Blue Tribute - getting there) (506 points, 7 comments)
    3. Chang "I'm Coming For the D*** BRO!" (336 points, 22 comments)
    4. Oh Dayum! Austin Creed's New Wu-Chang Song (336 points, 48 comments)
  39. 1834 points, 1 submission: Sorrowz123
    1. I apologize that this is not a clip mods, but Boe Jangles (Blue622) has passed away. (1834 points, 215 comments)
  40. 1831 points, 5 submissions: ProbablyMyLastLogin
    1. N'Sync BLOCK (408 points, 26 comments)
    2. A Lottttttttt of Upvotes (397 points, 17 comments)
    3. To everyone's surprise, it turns out Travpiper was Cheddar the whole time D: (389 points, 14 comments)
    4. The greatest moment in RP isn't getting enough attention because of Twitch Clip length. Please watch at least 3 minutes in. (326 points, 29 comments)
    5. So where we goin???? (311 points, 5 comments)
  41. 1814 points, 3 submissions: Cloudy2G
    1. [OC] Leanbois Fanart (734 points, 63 comments)
    2. GSF Fan Art (563 points, 35 comments)
    3. [OC] Los Vagos (517 points, 51 comments)
  42. 1804 points, 5 submissions: m0hn
    1. Shoutout to Bovice & Denzel (457 points, 22 comments)
    2. Siz's MDT picture (364 points, 19 comments)
    3. Help Help GO GO, OH Faak (363 points, 16 comments)
    4. Vader thoughts on quality of server! (314 points, 182 comments)
    5. Snitches get Bullets! Triple OG Shit! (306 points, 61 comments)
  43. 1800 points, 5 submissions: Lugerrr1
    1. Lord_Kebun - Ramee gets cucked (418 points, 33 comments)
    2. Onya (Hirona), Sal T. (AaronOnAir), Ike (mantistobagan), Mike (Penta), Rhode (Five0anth0), Holden D. (Jonthebroski). Ladies and gentlemen, The Blocks (406 points, 76 comments)
    3. 💙 (354 points, 2 comments)
    4. koil - Ramee banned from reporting (326 points, 28 comments)
    5. Zelda desagrees... (296 points, 8 comments)

Top Commenters

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  2. jigoku81 (5719 points, 338 comments)
  3. ChrisCFromRMNB (5202 points, 182 comments)
  4. EristicMeow (5100 points, 106 comments)
  5. Godz_Bane (4622 points, 278 comments)
  6. YungFurl (4188 points, 204 comments)
  7. FreezerJumps (3800 points, 52 comments)
  8. gr8pe_drink (3780 points, 218 comments)
  9. VillainToHero (3696 points, 172 comments)
  10. Sorrowz123 (3581 points, 101 comments)
  11. explosivtv (3556 points, 99 comments)
  12. BamboozledLikeCrazy (3460 points, 83 comments)
  13. cgc86 (3412 points, 161 comments)
  14. mornelithevt (3376 points, 136 comments)
  15. Lupiv (3097 points, 72 comments)
  16. Cjc00p (3009 points, 198 comments)
  17. manbrasucks (2966 points, 213 comments)
  18. bQMPAvTx26pF5iNZ (2932 points, 99 comments)
  19. Kolipe (2852 points, 85 comments)
  20. stoolietom (2741 points, 69 comments)
  21. not1fuk (2719 points, 77 comments)
  22. Triqt (2674 points, 57 comments)
  23. Champ0991 (2582 points, 98 comments)
  24. Forumdrive (2540 points, 108 comments)
  25. Anotheraccomg (2513 points, 88 comments)
  26. Swbp0undcake (2511 points, 101 comments)
  27. jaybigs (2494 points, 136 comments)
  28. mrbrinks (2489 points, 106 comments)
  29. RevMagicDonJuanavan (2484 points, 136 comments)
  30. winowmak3r (2440 points, 162 comments)
  31. anonmilkman (2388 points, 54 comments)
  32. jesus_you_turn_me_on (2335 points, 66 comments)
  33. soderholm (2331 points, 159 comments)
  34. J_NewCastle (2330 points, 64 comments)
  35. TRxPraetor (2313 points, 202 comments)
  36. UpvoteIfYouAgreee (2311 points, 126 comments)
  37. Syllie55 (2311 points, 80 comments)
  38. Lions_2786 (2279 points, 122 comments)
  39. warcrime1331 (2188 points, 52 comments)
  40. ticklemahcow (2120 points, 63 comments)
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  45. Redforce21 (2062 points, 108 comments)
  46. StayAlive_ (2058 points, 85 comments)
  47. Hunta_killa78 (2044 points, 93 comments)
  48. Royuhlly (2040 points, 74 comments)
  49. DaleyT (2034 points, 78 comments)
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  1. I apologize that this is not a clip mods, but Boe Jangles (Blue622) has passed away. by Sorrowz123 (1834 points, 215 comments)
  2. Penta is cancer free! by Hunta_killa78 (1745 points, 67 comments)
  3. For Blue, where ever this needs to go. by ZiggyJG (1623 points, 59 comments)
  4. An example of an incredible roleplayer by Arsenic212 (1480 points, 596 comments)
  5. Thank you by VincentCyr (1444 points, 108 comments)
  6. Prayers for Penta! by syp2207 (1419 points, 109 comments)
  7. Please take a minute to read this! For Kimchi <3 #FuckDepression by AnthonyZ_ (1346 points, 55 comments)
  8. In Loving Memory of Blue622 - The NoPixel Community by sirjudd (1282 points, 53 comments)
  9. Siz suffering by YordiG (1280 points, 77 comments)
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  6. 429 points: deleted's comment in Appreciation post for the two groups and everyone involved. (pic taken from Lord_Kebun's stream)
  7. 427 points: koiltwitch's comment in Sodakite calls mom after 1200 subs today - Clip of SodaKite - Twitch Clips
  8. 412 points: warcrime1331's comment in Imagine if the roles were reversed...
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2020.02.11 11:50 TheAnonymouseJoker Threat Models, Indoctrination bias and Criticism of moderators of r/privacy

Hello! I am the author of the recently made "Smartphone Hardening guide for normal people". I need to make this post in lieu of all that has happened in the recent past on this subreddit, teaching some things, and highlighting a lot of issues going on here that nobody is talking about.
DISCLAIMER: I will respond a lot less to the comments, because a mod here squarely told me I was a burden on /privacy . There are other reasons behind this I will explain later.
Anyways, moving on...

THREAT MODELS

This is a less discussed term by most, yet used a lot by some proficient people here. What does this mean, and why is this important to all the people, from your McDonalds waiter to the most powerful elites?
A threat model is simply analysing the requirements and the degree to which you need to utilise tools (in case of digital, software and hardware) for privacy in all aspects of life. It consists of:
So, what is the meaning of all this? A lot, once I explain every threat model for most kind of people that exist.
SIX THREAT MODEL LEVELS:
#1 BOY/GIRL AT SCHOOL OR COLLEGE
Threat actors:
Threat vectors:
Threat causes:
Safeguard measures:
#2 WORKER AT MCDONALDS/SWEAT SHOPS
Threat actors:
Threat vectors:
Threat causes:
Safeguard measures:
#3 9-TO-5 JOB WORKER, 25-45 YEARS OLD
Threat actors:
Threat vectors:
Threat causes:
Safeguard measures:
#4 COMPANY HEAD/HIGH ORDER EXECUTIVE
Threat actors:
Threat vectors:
Threat causes:
Safeguard measures:
#5 ⚠⚠⚠ STAUNCH PRIVACY ADVOCATE OR WHO CRITICISES OWN GOVERNMENT OR OWN COUNTRY'S ALLIES A LOT ⚠⚠⚠
Threat actors:
Threat vectors:
Threat causes:
Safeguard measures:
  • if you are from anywhere in the world except China, use:
  • Android phone from Huawei
  • rooted Asus/Motorola/FairPhone/LG/Sony with LineageOS
  • GrapheneOS on any phone except Google Pixel
  • Linux phones like Librem 5 or PinePhone
  • apply all of the hardening measures either from my guide or complement these measures to the guide, and add or subtract whatever measures you can judge by yourself for such high threat model degree
#6 ⚠⚠⚠ CONCEPT: JOURNALIST OR SPY ON MISSION AGAINST A COUNTRY ⚠⚠⚠
Threat actors:
  • everyone
Threat vectors:
  • any closed source app with internet data or location access
Threat causes:
  • potential spying by such apps
Safeguard measures:
  • use open source hardware phone with killswitches for internet, location GPS, microphone and camera (Librem 5, PinePhone)
  • use burner phones
  • use encryption everywhere for communication and file storage
  • rest is something I need not talk about, colossal spy agencies are smart enough

INDOCTRINATED USERS?

I will take the liberty of quoting coltmrfire 's post about Apple Privacy myth needs to end. He mentions about the "system of indoctrination", something the below comments have illustrated extremely well, reminiscent of a huge section of /privacy members being blind towards Apple's doings while using false equivalences to criticise Huawei.
The sentiment of a lot of Westerners across reddit is like this, and I strictly feel that this is very unfair, because Western companies do not get the same treatment and bashing. Primarily because 70% of reddit is used by US, Canada, UK and West Europe. I also observe Sinophobic comments in general, plenty of which I avoid replying to. More on this later.
I am from India, a US ally country, so accusations of being pro-China Chinese citizen is not just invalid argument but would hint of ad hominem attack to deflect on this dialogue I want to have with people here.
Why do I think sentiment is Sinophobic? Because political and partisan arguments start to be used instantly on any post that even mentions any Chinese technology company in good or bad light or even no light, and then it becomes whataboutism, and then inception of whataboutism, strawman arguments, logical fallacies, bashing, flaming, trolling, baiting..... you know the drill. And that becomes a mess, most of what reddit sadly is.
We need to learn to be rational and not have nationalistic prejudices when talking about technology, because when one cites Chinese surveillance law, they also need to cite US Cloud Act and Patriot Act that do the exact same thing for ages. Most countries are doing the same thing, and we need to objectively analyse every piece of technology when sensitive topic like privacy (virtual or real) is discussed, instead of baiting and citing wrong sources to prove oneself right.
If Huawei is led by former PLA technician, so are US companies. Such arguments are not only false ad hominems, but serve to mislead a lot of readers, displaying a perfect example of invalid propaganda aimed to indoctrinate masses. Such behaviour in discussions should be discouraged, and factual evidence used instead.

OTHER ISSUES, CRITICISM OF MODERATION OF R_PRIVACY

Telling me that I am a burden to the subreddit is outright super offensive, in my most humble opinion. Moreover, they have a strong opinionated bias towards Apple (here too), however no reason to complain for their opinions if they talk outside /privacy and /privacytoolsIO where they moderate. Take the mod hat off if you want. To their credit, one of them did confirm they have a light threat model and primary goal is to thwart mass surveillance, around Level 3 in my book.
You will always be criticised for complaining about US and rationally judging Chinese technology, and effectively repeatedly banned by American moderators and muted from modmail everytime you complain about people personally name calling you "Chinese intelligence proponent" or "Chinese/Huawei plant" or "idiot".
I cannot make text posts anymore in that subreddit as of 11/02/2020.
Lots of evidence events happened followed after my smartphone guide linked above: https://imgur.com/a/TqOkQk6
In atomicratsen image, you can see proof of them allowing Sinophobic propaganda in the name of arguments, followed by the last image. So that is another thing allowed here.
Below comment is the admission of being lazy, incompetent and calling actual gilded contributor users "burden": https://old.reddit.com/privacy/comments/enoui9/5_reasons_not_to_use_whatsapp/fe6qgd7/ Just in case comment goes poof, screenshot.
Moreover, one of them made it clear in modmail that Sinophobic propaganda are "arguments" and will go uncriticised, likely patriotism owing to a global subreddit's moderation which seems unfair and caters not to all but to favouritism to a larger US/West EU audience on reddit, as said earlier:
The thing is, making an argument that China is shady is that: an argument. I mean, geez: Hong Kong. Enough said. So long as they're being civil about it, it's actually what this Sub is for.
Do you mention anything related to China or their products in your post? If so, it's fair game, and we expect everyone to conduct themselves like rational adults.
I'll check out the reports, but if they're conducting themselves along the lines of our sidebar rules, I (obviously) won't be taking any action. But I also hope that you don't get drawn into arguments that might end up earning yourself a time-out. We're somewhat patient, but at the same time, we can't spend too many man-hours tending a particular subscriber too much. Our time is volunteered and there are 600K+ subscribers. It's not fair to them.
Is this all fair to me, a cooperating member? If moderation and volunteering time is such a great issue, it would be a good step to take a backseat and discuss this in a rational non-prejudiced and less authoritarian manner. Why not allow others to take part and aid in moderating that subreddit?
They have repeatedly banned me for nonsensical reasons, standing on last warning, and will likely do so after this post (once for claiming this comment means I called the user asshat instead of their comment, when it never violated /privacy 's rule 5, and another comment where I said to use Win 7/8.1 instead of Win 10, mods claimed it as gatekeeping and banned me for 14 days because I am criticising some things they truly love).
New evidence as of few days ago: https://i.imgur.com/vOyaidS.png
Hope this is worth a read on most unspoken matters regarding the subreddit from an active critic.
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2018.08.23 21:40 Oblique9043 The Economist: The World in 2015 Cover & Serco

The Economist: The World in 2015 Cover & Serco

Everyone needs to keep in mind at all times that the symbol of the Illuminati is the PHOENIX. It's colors are Purple, Red and Gold. It is associated with and the Sun. It represents immortality through death and rebirth. Dragons, Eagles and Falcons will sometimes be used as alternative symbols to represent the Phoenix to try and hide it.

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Anything bolded in brackets is my own added commentary. [EXAMPLE]
The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions
January 8, 2015I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire article analyzing the cover of a publication, but this isn’t any publication. It is The Economist and it is directly related to the world elite. It is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, attended several times to the Bilderberg Conference – the secretive meeting where the world’s most powerful figures from the world of politics, finance business, and media discuss global policies. The outcome of those meetings is totally secret. It is, therefore, safe to say that the people at The Economist know things that most people don’t. For this reason, its “2015 prediction” cover is rather puzzling.The bleak and sinister cover features political figures, fictional characters and pop culture icons that will surely make the news in 2015. However, most importantly, it also includes several drawings that are extremely symbolic and allude to important elements of the elite’s Agenda. Here’s the cover :At first glance, we see political figures like Obama and Putin, references to the Rugby cup and the new Spider-Man movie. But a closer look reveals a plethora of disturbing elements. Here are some of them.

Two-Faced Globe



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[Just like the Double Headed Phoenix of Russia, Trump's and the Scottish Rite Freemason's Coat of Arms]
One side of the globe gazes stoically towards the West while the other side appears irate. Does this represent a confrontation between the East and the West? The cover features a few other symbols referring to the “rise of the East”. What’s more unsettling is that immediately under that angry globe, are pictured a mushroom cloud (the kind that happens after a nuclear bomb goes off) and a spy satellite launching into space.


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[The NASA spy satellite could represent Trump's Space Force. We're going to drop a nuke on North Korea or Iran]

The Color of the Faces


Take a closer look at the faces of the personalities featured on the cover. Some of them are in full color while others are in black and white. Why is that?

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Among those in black in white are Putin, Merkel, Obama, Hilary Clinton and David Cameron. Among those in color are David Blaine, a young person holding a “Singapore” banner (Singapore is the host of the 2015 SEA games) and a random guy wearing virtual reality equipment. A quick compilation of this data reveals that those in black and white appear to be part of the elite (including the ISIS guy who probably works for them) and those in color are “outsiders”. Is this how the elite perceives the world?

Pied Piper


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The presence of the Pied Piper on this 2015-themed cover is downright unsettling. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a German legend about a man who used his magical flute to lure away the children of the city of Hamelin, never to be seen again.


The Pied Piper leads the children out of Hamelin. Illustration from Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

This folkloric figure dating from the Middle-Ages is said to represent either massive death by plague or catastrophe, or a movement of massive immigration. It also perfectly represents today’s youth being “lured” and mystified by the “music” of mass media. Conveniently enough, there’s a small boy right under Piper’s flute.

[Pied Piper is obviously Trump/Putin/Qanon. Leading people into their deaths as well as the child separation thing at the border]

Clueless Boy

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Right under the Pied Piper, we see a young boy with a dumbfounded look on his face. He is watching a game called “Panic”. The words “Federal Reserve” and “Chi” (which probably stands for China) are on top while the words “Green light!” and “sis!” (which probably stands for “Isis!” or “Crisis!”) are at the bottom. The little boy watches as this twisted game of Plinko unfolds the same way the clueless masses watch powerlessly while various events unfold on mass media. As the name of the game states, the ultimate goal is to cause Panic around the world as crises are almost randomly generated by those who control the game. And that’s on a magazine cover owned by the Rothschilds.
[Trump is poised to try and take over the Federal Reserve and China could dump our bonds just like Russia is doing while his supporters look on like the "Clueless Boy"]

Crop-O-Dust

https://vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Untitled-1.jpg
In front of Putin is a small aircraft on which is written Crop-O-Dust. This refers to the concept of crop dusting which is “the process of spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides from an aircraft.” Right under the helicopter is a kid … eating something. Unsettling.

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Sitting right under the crop-o-dust, this kid is eating a heavily processed package of noodles. Is he ingesting the poison that was spread by the aircraft?

China

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A panda bear wearing a China-flag Speedo while flexing its muscles is a rather clear way of portraying the fact that China is gaining power. Next to it is a sumo wrestler holding a big battery on which the polarities (+ and -) are clearly indicated. Are they alluding to a switch in polarity in world power from the West to the East?
[This is definitely happening right now]

Ghost

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Emerging from behind Obama’s leg is a ghost reading a magazine entitled “Holiday”. Why is this ghost, which represents a dead person, planning a vacation? Does it represent the fact that the masses will be so impoverished that the only time they’ll be on a holiday is when they’re dead? Does it relate to the countless people who died while traveling in the past months? Creepy.

Turtle

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Standing in front of everything else, gazing right into our souls is a turtle with emphasis lines around its shell. What does it represent? Will turtles make a huge comeback in 2015? Probably not.
An angry tortoise is the symbol of the Fabian Society, an extremely powerful organization that has been working for over a century towards to formation of a single world government.

The motto of the Fabian Society is “When I strike, I strike hard”.
The philosophy behind Fabian socialism is basically the blueprint of what we call today the New World Order.
The Fabian Society is a very old group originating in England in 1884, with the purpose of forming a single, global socialist state. They get their name from the Roman general Fabius, who used carefully planned strategies to slowly wear down his enemies over a long period of time to obtain victory. “Fabian Socialism” uses incremental change over a long period of time to slowly transform a state as opposed to using violent revolution for change. It is essentially socialism by stealth. Their original emblem was a shield with a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding a flag with the letters F.S. Today the international symbol of the Fabian Society is a turtle, with the motto below: “When I strike, I strike hard.” – The Fabian Society, The Weather Eye
The Fabian Society used to openly advocate a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. Its original logo was a wolf in sheep’s clothing … But I guess that was not the best way to conceal the wolf from the masses.

The original logo of the Fabian Society was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Bringing forth a global system through small incremental changes is exactly what the world elite is currently doing. This is probably why there’s an angry tortoise on the cover of this Bilderberg-connected publication – standing in front of the chaos behind it.

11.3 and 11.5

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The lower right side of the cover features some more cryptic symbols. There’s a pile of dirt on the ground and two arrows on which are inscribed 11.5 and 11.3. Are those dates to remember? Why are they next to a pile of dirt? If you look up these figures as coordinates, they point to somewhere in Nigeria. Displaying numbers that can only be truly understood by “those in the know” is one of the occult elite’s favorite hobbies.
Standing in front of the dirt is Alice in Wonderland looking upwards towards the Cheshire Cat.

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This iconic cat is known for disappearing entirely, leaving only visible its creepy grin. We, therefore, see another allusion to a world of fantasy, illusion, and deceit as perceived by Alice – a representative of the masses. Along with the somewhat unnecessary inclusion of David Blaine – a magician – the cover mixes real-world events with illusions.Other notable symbols on this cover include a piggy bank flying from James Cameron’s pockets; A model wearing an Alexander McQueen creation (the elite’s favorite designer who died in strange circumstances) and an Asian officer wearing a facemask to protect him from a deadly disease.
2015 seems great, doesn’t it?
In Conclusion
The Economist is not a random newspaper that publishes quirky 2015 predictions to sell a few additional copies. It is directly connected to those who shape global policies and who make sure that they are applied. The publication is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor regularly attends Bilderberg meetings. In other words, The Economist is connected to those who have the means and the power to make “predictions” a reality.The 2015-themed cover basically reflects the overall Agenda of the elite and is peppered with cryptic symbols that appear to be included for “those in the know”. And the masses, like Alice watching the Cheshire Cat disappear, will focus on illusions while the wolf in sheep’s clothing will strike … and strike hard.
Keep in mind that this was posted in January of 2015, 3 and a half years ago, and almost all of it is happening right now.
Some things the author of the article couldn't have known, you notice how Obama is wearing a deep blue suit with a red tie? When has he ever worn that? But you know who does?
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Merkel and Putin standing side to side with Merkel doing the supposed Illuminati hand signal, just like Trump does all the time.
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Apparently she's made this "her" hand signal and a signal that Germany is in good hands...
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Trump does this all the time.
Why Are Trump’s Hands Always Making the Symbol for ‘Vagina’?
https://cdn.images.dailystar.co.uk/dynamic/1/photos/979000/trump-conspiracy-theory-655979.jpg
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the far right of the cover. He is a big proponent of AI and the Transhumanism agenda. As well as being one the leaders to ushering in the use of blockchain for all sorts of things.
PM Modi Pitches For Usage Of AI and Blockchain In Agriculture
“India’s youth can lead a revolutionary movement using AI and blockchain technologies with a value addition,” PM Narendra Modi said during a convocation ceremony held recently at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu.
“With blockchain technology, this problem can also be controlled. Through a real-time monitoring of the supply chain, the technology can bring in transparency in the agricultural trade — starting from the production process to making it available for the farmers as products can be examined at every stage.”
“This will have a complete network comprising farmers, processing units, regulatory authorities and consumers. Because one affiliated to this chain can keep an eye on this, therefore, the scope of corruption will also be reduced. Most importantly, this will check the mischievous acts of the middlemen and the harvest will not go wasted,” PM Modi said.
G20 Countries Eye For Cryptocurrency AML Regulation Standards By October 2018
After the G20 watchdog the Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently submitted its report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the work of the FSB and standard-setting bodies on crypto-assets, the G20 nations now plan to bring in the cryptocurrency market under the purview
of international AML standards, said an official statement released during a meeting in Buenos Aires recently.The G20 forum, in which India is a prominent member, plans to apply the anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory standards for the cryptocurrency sector by October this year.For its part, the FSB has already developed a framework in collaboration with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), to monitor the financial stability implications of developments in crypto-asset markets. The report published recently sets out the metrics that the FSB will use to monitor crypto-asset markets as part of its ongoing assessment of vulnerabilities in the financial system.As per the statement, members agreed to the implementation of the FATF standards and have asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an international body of 37 nations – to clarify in October 2019 how its standards apply to crypto-assets.Iran Turns To Cryptocurrency Post The US SanctionsAs the US President Donald Trump recently took a U-turn from the multi-nation Iran-US-EU nuclear deal and announced fresh Iran-related sanctions which might curb Iran’s oil business, Iran is reportedly working on its cryptocurrency to bypass the new economic sanctions posed by the US.Iran government’s official news channel PressTV reported quoting the department’s deputy head in charge of investment affairs Alireza Daliri that a fiat cryptocurrency development project is ongoing in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iran.“We are trying to prepare the grounds to use a domestic digital currency in the country,” stated Daliri.
Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'
Blockchain Technology used to record 50 Million DNA data in India
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Notice the woman with the Phoenix on her head? Gold wings with purple in them. A nest with eggs right in the center of her forehead
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Earth sure looks like an egg in a nest here being disguised as a football on a tee.

Putin has sunglasses on as a way to hide from something I think and he and Obama/Trump both have red ties on symbolizing unity I'm thinking.
Does anyone know who the two guys looking over Obama's shoulders are? That seems significant but I don't know who they are.
See the drawing of a Chinese man hiding behind the Singapore banner? The North Korea situation anyone? Especially with David Blaine right in front of it.
It looks like Hillary and Putin are looking at each other and that's why Putin has sun glasses on. Putin has sort of a sly smirk on his face and Hillary's is pretty expressive. I think they all wanted Trump to get elected. Even in those DNC hacked emails they said their strategy was to make Trump the guy they ran against. Even referred to him as a "Pied Piper Candidate". Which is why Obama told everyone to stand down when they realized that Russia was hacking us.
https://images.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/pied-piper.jpg
The Pied Piper is right next to Putin for a reason and the fish coming from behind his legs? Those are Christians. Jesus told his disciples to be fishers of men.
The leader of China seems to be pretty aligned with Obama/Trump. Which makes sense because the infamous Steele Dossier says that Trump and his team didn't care much about the Russia stuff because then people won't be looking into his other business dealings like those with China.
The fact that the Cheshire cat and the Ghost looking at a vacation magazine are coming from behind Obama/Trump is really interesting and just shows that it's all just an illusion. Not sure what the ghost represents. Maybe the Holy Ghost?
Then there's a big vehicle right behind India and China's legs (mostly India's). I wonder if that means they'll be taken out somehow.
What looks like 2 Islamic terrorists, one in the back holding up an AK and one on the left looking through some binoculars to the west, seem to be reminding us that they're still here, watching us, waiting to strike. Are they waiting for the "green light" that is under the Planco Panic game? I wonder if the conspiracy theory about the White Helmets is true and the real reason they got evacuated so quickly from Syria by Israel and other allied nations was so they could be relocated to where they need to be when the power gets cut off.
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This is the portrait on the bottom right corner of the cover.
La belle ferronnière - Wikipedia
La belle ferronnière is a portrait of a lady, usually attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, in the Louvre. It is also known as Portrait of an Unknown Woman. The painting's title, applied as early as the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter as the wife or daughter of an ironmonger (a ferronnier), was said to be discreetly alluding to a reputed mistress of Francis I of France, married to a certain Le Ferron. The tale is a romantic legend of revenge in which the aggrieved husband intentionally infects himself with syphilis, which he passes to the king through infecting his wife.Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine, has also been known by this name. This was once believed to be a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani—one of the mistresses of Lodovico 'il Moro' Sforza, Duke of Milan.[1] The narrative and the title were applied to Lady with an Ermine when it was in Princess Czartoryski's collection, and became confused with "La Belle Ferronniere" by the presence in this image also of a jewel worn on a delicate chain across the forehead, called a ferronnière.
Not sure really what that means. Maybe Trump will get syphilis from banging all these Playboy models.
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That vehicle that looks like a rocket, aside from having the flag of Great Britain on it, has a bunch of company names. One of which is called Serco. Apparently, they are involved in a lot of shady shit.
Serco - The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of - Youtube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serco
Serco Group plc is a British provider of public services with headquarters based in Hook, Hampshire. Serco operates in six sectors of public service provision: Health, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Defence, and Citizens Services.It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The majority of Serco's turnover is generated from UK operations, but the company also operates in Continental Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and North America.
UK operations
Border security
Serco operates the National Border Targeting Centre for UK Visas and Immigration and provides the carrier gateway—the interface between carriers and the agency.
Work and pensions
Serco is contracted to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide telephone advice on behalf of DWP to recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI), which ends in April 2018.
Transport
Serco operates the Santander Cycles scheme (for Transport for London) and the NorthLink Ferries Northern Isles lifeline ferry service in Scotland. Serco also has a joint venture with Abellio, the international arm of Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen, to operate passenger trains in the UK. Serco-Abellio has a 25-year concession for Merseyrail in Liverpool until 2028 and operated the Northern Rail franchise from December 2004 until March 2016. Serco's Home Affairs division, run by Tom Riall, also operates speed camera systems throughout the UK and, until November 2013, designed, wrote and tested the software that controls the matrix message signs, signals, emergency roadside telephones (SOS) and traffic monitoring on England's motorway network including, until 2011,[20] the National Traffic Control Centre. It previously operated the Docklands Light Railway.On 31 March 2015, Serco commenced a 15-year contract to operate the Caledonian Sleeper between London and Scotland.
Science
Serco managed the UK's National Physical Laboratory until 2015 and also provides IT Services, Industrial Support and Cryogenic Operations Support and Maintenance at CERN. Serco also was part of a consortium running the National Nuclear Laboratory under contract, until October 2013.
Prisons and justice
In Britain Serco supplies electronic tagging devices for offenders and asylum seekers. Serco, as well as its rival G4S, was accused of overcharging the Ministry of Justice on its contract to tag offenders. The firm issued a profit warning for 2014 as a result of the costs of becoming embroiled in an electronic tagging scandal. Serco repaid £68.5 million to the government for its overcharging on the contract. In May 2014 a Survation poll for campaign group We Own It, found that 63% of respondents thought Serco should be banned from bidding for any new public contracts after the firm was investigated for overcharging on government contracts.
It runs four prisons, a Young Offenders Institution and a Secure Training Centre. It has also operated two Immigration Removal Centres since 2007. Serco is also responsible for the contracted-out court escort services in the south-east area (formerly a role undertaken by HM Prison Service).
In September 2013, Serco was accused of extensive sexual abuse coverups of immigrants at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre prison in Bedfordshire, England In August 2014, Serco was criticised for using immigrant detainees as cheap labour, with some being paid as little as £1 per hour. The decision to give the firm a new £70 million eight-year contract to run Yarl's Wood has been criticised. Natasha Walter, of Women for Refugee Women, said "Serco is clearly unfit to manage a centre where vulnerable women are held and it is unacceptable the government continues to entrust Serco with the safety of women who are survivors of sexual violence."
Defence
Serco held defence contracts in 2004, including the UK Government's contract for the maintenance of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at RAF Fylingdales; contracts are also held for the operation and maintenance of RAF Brize Norton, RAF Halton, RAF Northolt[39] and RNAS Culdrose in the UK and RAF Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic. Serco also provides support services to garrisons in Australia. Serco also manages many aspects of operations at the Defence College of Management and Technology in Shrivenham. Serco is one of three partners in the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment. Serco also has a 15-year contract worth £400 million to provide facilities management services to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Serco Marine Services is responsible for fleet support at the three main UK naval bases, HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.
Aviation
Serco provides air traffic control services at international airports in the United Arab Emirates and at some smaller airports in the United States and Canada. Starting in 2004 Serco had a £5m a year contract from the US government to manage airports in Iraq for 18 months.[49] Serco also operate Scatsta Airport on Shetland. In June 2010 Serco signed a £4 million contract to operate all air traffic control services for Coventry Airport.
Health
Serco provide facilities management services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Wishaw General Hospital and at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.
The company had the contract for out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall from which it withdrew in December 2013 after the company left the county short of doctors. The company also said it would stop running Braintree hospital in Essex as it pulled out of managing GP services and large hospitals.
In health services, Serco's difficulties include the poor handling of pathology labs and fatal errors in patient records. At St Thomas' Hospital, the increase in the number of clinical incidents arising from Serco non-clinical management has resulted in patients receiving incorrect and infected blood, as well as patients suffering kidney damage due to Serco providing incorrect data used for medical calculations. A Serco employee later revealed that the company had falsified 252 reports to the National Health Service regarding Serco health services in Cornwall.
It emerged in November 2013, Serco, which won a contract for Suffolk Community Healthcare in 2012, had 72 vacancies after earlier cutting 137 posts. Problems identified by Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group include “staff capacity, skill mix, workload, succession planning and morale, training, communication, mobile working, care co-ordination centre processes, incidents and near miss incidents”.
In April 2014 Serco revealed that it would lose almost £18 million on three of its NHS contracts. The firm has made provisions for losses in its Braintree and Cornwall contracts, which were cancelled early. It has also made provisions for losses in its contract for services in Suffolk. The company claims it will take longer to deliver the operational efficiencies it hoped for, despite saying in May 2013 that it expected to make a profit on the three-year, £140 million contract for community services. It said that staff had not recorded activity accurately on the Electronic health record and that activity had increased significantly during the course of the contract.In August 2014 it was reported that the company had decided to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after a review of the cost of delivering “improved service levels” and meeting the performance requirements of several existing contracts.
On 24 October 2017, it was reported that Serco was preparing to buy healthcare contracts from facilities management business Carillion. The deal included 15 contracts, with annual revenues of approximately £90m, for which Serco would pay £47.7m, with Carillion losing £1bn from the value of its order book.
Education
Serco held a ten-year contract with Bradford City Council between 2001 and 2011 to manage and operate the local education authority, providing education support services to the city's schools. This period was marked with "real problems" according to senior council officials and was taken back in house by the local authority after this period. Serco similarly manages and operates Walsall[66] and Stoke-on-Trent local education authorities. Serco is one of Ofsted's three Regional Inspection Service Providers, responsible for school inspections in the English Midlands.
Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Ltd. operates a number of leisure centres across the UK including Wet 'n' Wild in South Shields and the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the aquatic venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Information technology
Serco administers the publicly funded UK Business Link website. It won a five-year tender in 2007 to run the IT Infrastructure for the London Borough of Southwark.
Waste
Serco operates waste collection services for local councils.
Outside the UK
Drivers' licensing
Serco, through a purpose-made division Serco DES, holds a ten-year, $114 million contract with the Province of Ontario to operate the province's DriveTest driver examination centres. These tests include vision, road, and knowledge tests for all persons seeking to become a licensed automobile driver in the province.
Parking meter servicing
Serco has a contract with the City of Chicago, Illinois, to enforce parking meter regulations.
Health in the United States
In July 2013 Serco was awarded a $1.25 billion contract to manage the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Prisons and Justice
Serco runs partly privatised Hünfeld Prison in Hesse, Germany.
In Australia, Serco runs Acacia Prison in Western Australia and Borallon Correctional Facility in Queensland as well as the national contract for immigration detention centres, including Christmas Island and the Villawood detention centre in Sydney.
The Union of Christmas Island Workers highlighted the systemic failure by Serco to manage the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre. The centre detains a large number of refugees including 1,000 children. Under Serco, there has been an increase of deaths in custody, self-harm, and of Serco staff beating prisoners. As well, there has been a deterioration of facilities leading to the decline of the physical and the mental health of detainees and of staff. Ombudsman Allan Asher said on the Australian radio show AM, "In the first week of June when I visited Christmas Island, more than 30 incidents of self-harm by detainees held there were reported". Serco, in a staged memo leaked to The Australian, blamed the detainees for "creating a culture of self-harm", in order to use it as a "bargaining tool". The former manager of the Serco run detention centre stated the centre was grossly understaffed whereby it was "typically 15 staff members short every day".
In Auckland, New Zealand, Serco operated the Mount Eden remand prison and in March 2012 was awarded a contract to build and operate a 960-bed prison at Wiri. Serco was heavily criticized for the existence of 'fight clubs' within Mount Eden prison that were not investigated until after they became public knowledge on 16 July 2015 when footage emerged online and was reported by TVNZ. On 24 July 2015, Serco's contract to run the Mount Eden prison was revoked and operation was given back to the New Zealand Department of Corrections. Serco was ordered to pay $8 million to the New Zealand government as a result of problems at Mount Eden Prison while it was under Serco's management. The New Zealand government did not accept that this was a failure of governmental contracting and oversight. It brought in correctional officers from afar to provide adequate staffing at Mount Eden, and by December 2016 had spent NZ$2 million housing up to 40 of them in Auckland hotels.
Transport
From 1997, Serco ran Great Southern Rail in Australia. In March 2015, the business was sold to Allegro Funds.
Serco operates the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Serco formerly operated the Copenhagen Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Ansaldo STS, until it sold its share with effect on 1 January 2008.
In Sydney, Serco has operated the Transport Info service since 1 July 2010.
It secured an eight-year contract in 2013 with its Swedish joint venture partner Strömma Tourism & Maritime (sv) to operate four Djurgården ferries on behalf of Stockholm County Council and public ferry company Waxholms Ångfartygs.
Offshore holdings in Mauritius
The 2017 Paradise Papers revealed that Appleby carried out a risk assessment of Serco and noted it had a "history of problems, failures, fatal errors and overcharging" and had faced allegations of fraud and cover-ups.
Anything look familiar on this helicopter? It's a Phoenix. This is even a part of their "Fire Services" division.
http://www.stuartsaviationpictures.co.uk/Fire%20Burning%20Ground/IFTS%2031%20(D12-362)%20(XZ652).jpg%20(XZ652).jpg)
Notice how he keeps positioning his hands?
Ronnie Coutts- Serco Fire Services - Youtube
They sure seem to like the color purple with a bit of yellow mixed in.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bb/12/61/bb1261a577231c9df189c749d4178ef7.jpg
http://gunningdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/maria-photo-kux3vtsnafpq0c6vbyqyl6uk0d8ncaieee2j8d05fs.jpg
http://gunningdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/maria-photo-kux3vtsnafpq0c6vbyqyl6uk0d8ncaieee2j8d05fs.jpg
SERCO Owns the World, Big Brother Watch - Youtube
SHOCKING Global Control System Exposed - Youtube
Serco = Serpent Company?
They partnered with this company in 2013 who's symbol is a Red Dragon.
http://www.cardiffaviationtraining.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Banner_1v2-940x300.png
Cardiff Aviation partners with Serco to deliver painting services in South Wales
This company is undoubtedly the big player in the NWO agenda, connecting everything together under it's umbrella. If Trump is REALLY on OUR side, the people, he'll get rid of Serco's hold on America and the world if he can. If not, he's just another puppet.
I wonder what the significance of the drum set with the 50th on it is with the guitar smashed through it. Then there's still the Drone with the Amazon package, a bunch of other people I don't recognize including a picture of maybe a Frenchmen right next to the Singapore banner. Not sure who the black guy is behind Hilary and Merkel. Is that his hand above Putin's head? The woman in color between Putin and the Pied Piper. The Japanese (I think) man all the way in the back inbetween the black gentleman and the blonde Phoenix lady. The lady with the purple sash around her neck in between China and India. The guy directly to the right of her. Winston Churchill with the 2 fingers held up high in a bright blue suit and a red bow tie. And the white woman with glasses all the way on the right side, looking towards everything to the left. I think that's everything.
Anyone have any answers for these other people or other interpretations? Amazing how this was over 3 years ago and this stuff is coming true. I'm really starting to think that time travel or at least traveling to parallel universes is real.
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2018.08.16 17:58 Puffin_Fitness From Mikhail Prokhorov to Cambridge Analytica

This is a long and complex story. Read the recaps at the end of each section for the TLDR’s or use them to understand the main points of each section more easily.
West Tech
In 1998 Buzzy Krongrad reshaped the CIA to including a Information Technology division (1) that spawned In-Q-Tel (2), where he currently sits on the board of trustees (3).
In 2003 Peter Thiel founded Palantir that seemed to fit In-Q-Tel’s mission statement, but it wasn’t yet ripe. In 2004 Peter Thiel became the first outside investor in Facebook and attained a seat on the board. One year later, in 2005, In-Q-Tel invested into Palntir (4).
James Breyer of Accel Partners must have gotten word, because that same year Accel invested into Facebook and James Breyer gained a seat on the board. James Breyer happened to be chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, whose board member included presiding president of In-Q-Tel, Gilman Louie (5).
James Breyer is Mitch McConnel’s brother-in-law.
Around 2000, In-Q-Tel sought to invest in a search engine and soon enough Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, literal next door neighbor and frequent co-investor with In-Q-Tel, invested into Google (5). In 2004 Mary Meeker leveraged her friendship with Sergey Brin and Larry Page and ended up working behind the scenes on Google’s IPO as a research analyst at Morgan Stanley (3). In Dec 2010 Meekers partnered at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (4).
In Oct 2004 Google purchased In-Q-Tel-funded Keyhole, now known as Google Earth (5).
Recap:
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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Thiel#Palantir
  2. https://www.corbettreport.com/silicon-spies-the-us-government-and-the-tech-revolution/
  3. https://nypost.com/2004/08/23/queen-mary-turns-up-in-google-ipo/
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Meeker
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Earth#History
East Tech
Yuri Milner worked at Menatep while it was embroiled in scandal in the late ‘90‘s (1). Menatep was owned by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian oligarch who fell on the wrong side of Putin’s favor and ended up caged while on trial for “tax fraud” (2). While much of Menatep’s management was hauled off to jail, Milner remained unscathed and in 1998 stepped down as deputy chairman (1).
Soon after, in 1999, Milner began monthly chats with Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley, who coached him on investing in tech-Milner mysteriously had a million dollars to invest. He put $200,000 into Gazprom, Norilsk Nickel, and Alfa Bank and $750,000 into his own tech company Netbridge, which later spawned Mail.ru and DST (3).
Recap:
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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Milner
  2. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/politics/2012/04/vladimir-putin-mikhail-khodorkovsky-russia
  3. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#2166b79d61ca
East Tech Meets West Tech Through Politics
2006 was a big year for Yuri Milner, attaining a number of outside investors including: Stephen Jennings of Renaissance Capital, Julian Robertson of Tiger Global, and Goldman Sachs (1).
Billed as the only Western oligarch of Russia, Stephen Jennings was born in New Zealander. However, in the early ‘90‘s he teamed up with Boris Jordan and opened a office in Moscow, where he soon rubbed elbows with the likes of Anatoly Chubais and Mikhail Potanin, close associates of Boris Yeltsin. In 1995 Jennings and Jordan founded Renissance Capital, and with financial backing of Vladimir Potanin Renaissance Capital would grow to be the premier investment bank in Russia (2).
Meanwhile in America, Julian Robertson gained fame and billions as the father of hedge funds. However, after a few unlucky bets in the late ‘90‘s Robertson closed down his fund, Tiger Management, and seeded a new fund: Tiger Global (3).
Jennings and Robertson likely crossed paths in New Zealand, where Robertson owns several golf courses. Robertson is close friends with Don Brash, who led New Zealand’s National party in the 2005 general election. Jennings openly donated to Brash, but Robertson, an America, was accused of making anonymous donations to the National Party and interfering in New Zealand’s elections (5).
Julian Robertson had political connections in the US as well, including the DeVos family. Robertson and Dick DeVos sit on the board of the Children’s Scholarship Fund (6), and Robertson donates heavily to Betsy DeVos’ the American Federation for Children Action Fund (7).
Betsy DeVos’ brother, Erik Prince, had connections to In-Q-Tel through Buzzy Krongrad, who currently sits on the board of In-Q-Tel. So close, as a matter of fact, that Krongrad personally intervened with Erik Prince’s first no bid contract with the CIA for Blackwater (8). Then in 2006, the same year Stephen Jennings and Julian Robertson invested in Yuri Milner’s companies, Buzzy Krongard joined the board of Blackwater while still a trustee at In-Q-Tel (9).
In May 2008 Sergey Brin of Google traveled to Moscow under a lot of fan fare (15). Sergey Brin’s friend, Mary Meeker, was in continuous conversations with the Russian tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner, so Brin likely heard of Milner, though its not clear if he met him on the trip. What is clear is they do eventually become friends themselves (16).
Also in 2008 Tiger Global invested in Palantir (10). Then Tiger invested into Facebook (11).
In September 2008 shady Russian oligarch with a checkered past and links to the Russian state-run Gazprom and Norilsk Nickel, Alisher Usmanov, bought a major stake in DST and sent Yuri Milner to meet with Mark Zuckerberg, where they discussed the possibility of raising $1 billion dollars in 60 days while sipping coffee at a Starbucks in Palo Alto. By the end of 2009, DST owned 10% of Facebook (12), financed through Gazprom as reveal in the Paradise Papers (13), in a deal people called desperate on both ends:
But that’s not how the rest of the world interprets it. Instead it’s seen as a desperate and rather vulgar deal on the one hand—Milner buying a small stake in Facebook, valuing the entire company at $10 billion—and, on the other, Facebook debasing itself by taking Russian money. Russian money! In fact, it seems rather like a desperate deal for both parties (in the midst of the banking crisis, Facebook has only two other bidders for this round—and none from the top VC tier). (14)
So why did Yuri Milner take such a big risk with DST?
A Moscow source said: "DST has the backing of the big boys at the top in the Kremlin, which is why it will go from strength to strength." (17)
Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg would become close friends, meeting monthly (18). Milner even attended Zuckerberg’s wedding (19).
Recap:
Facebook’s early investors included:
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  1. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#486bc5c661ca
  2. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2007/04/the-only-western-oligarch-in-moscow/
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Management
  4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2012/10/22/julian-robertsons-empire-down-unde#547b4c7519ce
  5. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10337052
  6. https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2014/01/28/national-school-choice-week-know-the-players-and-the-funders/
  7. https://firststreetresearch.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/school-choice-group-turns-its-back-on-washington-focuses-on-states/
  8. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/20/blackwater.cia.ties/
  9. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/11/buzzy-krongard-quits-blackwater-board/
  10. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tiger-siliconvalley/tiger-global-leads-wall-street-pack-turning-to-silicon-valley-idUSBREA2Q1YK20140327
  11. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2013/02/14/hedge-fund-star-chase-colemans-facebook-trade-generated-1-billion/#7bc243ab4aff
  12. http://fortune.com/2010/10/04/facebooks-friend-in-russia/
  13. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor
  14. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zle8y4R42U4
  16. http://valleywag.gawker.com/how-googles-top-couple-turned-into-a-tangled-up-cheati-1542237367
  17. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/jan/04/facebook-dst-goldman-sachs
  18. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zuckerberg-got-early-business-advice-194957335.html
  19. http://time.com/5011000/paradise-papers-tax-havens-leak/
Russia Takes Over Silicon Valley
On May 8, 2008 Dmitry Medvedev stepped down as head of Gazprom to become president of the Russian Federation. On July 26, he named Sergey Kislyak Russian Ambassador to the United States. One of Kislyak’s first acts as ambassador was to lobby governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, not to close down Fort Ross, a Russian settlement-turned-California state park due for shut down because of the economic recession. California obliged (1).
At the end of 2009, shortly after Gazprom bought 10% of Facebook through vehicle DST, Medvedev announced Russia’s answer to Silicon Valley- Skolkovo, to be built in the suburbs of Moscow. In May, 2010, Esther Dyson of AmBAR, in cooperation with Rusnano, led a delegation of Silicon Valley VC firms to Moscow to visit Medvedev. Included in the delegation was Adam Valkin of James Breyer’s Accel Partners, who ended up signing a letter promising to invest into Russian companies (2).
Not only did Esther Dyson sit on the board of AmBAR, but also Skolkovo, and has connections to “Putin, Medvedev, and unsavory oligarchs such as Yuri Milner, Alisher Usmanov, Roman Abramovich, Mikhail Fridman, and Viktor Vekselberg.” The president of AmBAR, Anna Dvornikova, also happened to be Facebook friends with Anna Chapman, one of the spies caught up in a busted spy ring in June 2010. Chapman had listed AmBAR as one of her interests (3).
Esther Dyson is also close with Google’s Sergey Brin. She took the photos at Brin’s wedding (11) and even invested in his wife’s start up, 23andMe (12).
Rusnano is a state-run tech firm financed by Viktor Vekselberg and headed by Anatoly Chubais, with Alexander Torshin (who later infiltrated the NRA) on the supervisory board (4). Viktor Vekselberg later met Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Vekselberg’s cousin donated to Trump’s inaugural fund and hired Cohen as a consultant shortly after Trump’s inauguration, which is currently being investigated by multiple FBI teams (5).
Esther Dyson and Rusnano also arranged for Medvedev to visit Silicon Valley, attended by an entourage including Sergey Kislyak, Yuri Milner, and Victor Vekselberg, with Arnold Schwarzenegger acting as host (3). While there, the Russian cadre visited Fort Ross (6), AmBAR (7) and made several business deal with Cisco, Boeing, and signed up Google’s Eric Schmidt to the board of Skolkovo (8). At the time Schmidt was having an affair with Chinese spy Wendi Deng (9).
For more on Schwarzenegger’s Russian ties, go here:
https://www.reddit.com/RussiaLago/comments/95wkih/when_arnold_schwarzenegger_met_alexander_torshin/
In Oct 2010 Schwarzenegger returned the favor and brought top Silicon Valley investors to Moscow to meet Medvedev at Skolkovo. Anatoly Chubais and Alexander Torshin of Rusnano attended the event, along with Herman Gref of Sberbank and many others in connection to Trump-Russia (4). It was a spy’s den.
As Obama’s effort to reboot diplomatic relations [with Russia] sputtered, federal officials began raising alarms about the Skolkovo Foundation’s ties to Putin.
“The foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research, development facilities and dual-use technologies” (10).
Recap:
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  1. https://www.rferl.org/a/California_Looks_To_Russia_To_Help_Preserve_Historic_Settlement/1841800.html
  2. http://www.ambarclub.org/executive-education/
  3. https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/1305-pixie-dust-treason--spies
  4. https://issuu.com/usrbc/docs/usrbc_annualmeeting2010
  5. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/victor-vekselberg-michael-cohen-andrii-artemenko-russia-ukraine
  6. https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Rich-Russian-comes-to-aid-of-Fort-Ross-3183955.php
  7. https://foreignpolicy.com/2010/06/28/my-coffee-with-dmitry/
  8. https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/medvedev-gets-governator-backing-39293
  9. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligence2014/02/wendi-deng-tony-blair-eric-schmidt-murdoch.html
  10. https://apnews.com/5e533f93afae4a4fa5c2f7fe80ad72ac/Sanctioned-Russian-oligarch-linked-to-Cohen-has-vast-US-ties
  11. https://www.mercurynews.com/2007/05/16/google-co-founder-sergey-brin-gets-hitched-in-the-bahamas/
  12. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/10756916/Esther-Dyson-the-woman-who-plans-to-retire-on-Mars.html
It All Ties Together at Cambridge Analytica
It turns out the culmination of Russia’s infiltration of Silicon Valley is Cambridge Analytica, but let’s start from the beginning.
Mikhail Prokhorov and Vladimir Potantin own Onexim.
Mikhail Prokhorov financed Boris Yeltsin’s successful 1996 presidential campaign (1). Yeltsin had an approval rating of 10% and seemed unlikely to win, so the campaign hired two American political operatives, George Gorton and Joe Schumate, who would later go on to work on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2003 win for California governorship (2).
Anatoly Chubais worked alongside the Americans as Yeltsin’s campaign manager (3). After Yeltsin’s successful bid, Chubais worked in the administration selling state-own assets to private investors, including Norilsk Nickel, which sold to Mikhail Prokhorov and Vladimir Pontanin before it was revealed Chubais accepted a “book deal” from Prokhorov’s Onexim bank, interpreted by the public as a bribe. Yeltsin had no choice but to fire Chubais (4).
Chubais quickly landed on his feet, however. From 2004-2008 Chubais headed RAO UES, a state-run electric company, during its privatization process, led by none other than Carter Page at Merrill Lynch Moscow. (Carter Page also advised Gazprom) (5).
After the process was completed, Chubais stepped down and joined the newly formed Rusnano. On the supervisory board of Rusnano was Alexander Torshin, the spy that infiltrated the NRA (6). Almost immediately, on March 12, 2008, Chubais signed Rusnano into a cooperative deal with Prokhorov and Onexim (7). In April 2008 Prokhorov sold his 25% stake in Norilsk Nickel to Oleg Deripaska for a 14% stake in RusAL (1). Oleg Deripaska, of course, signed a deal with Paul Manafort to “greatly benefit the Putin government” (10).
In September of 2008, Onexim purchased a 50% stake in Stephen Jenning’s Renaissance Capital, the early investor in Yuri Milner (8). At that same time, Alisher Usmanov purchased a huge stake in DST and Yuri Milner was sent off to deal with Mark Zuckerberg. By 2009, Prokhorov and Potantin had a stake in Facebook.
In 2010 Esther Dyson and Anatoly Chubais of Rusnano arranged several meet ups between Dmitry Medvedev and Silicon Valley. Through these meet ups, Medvedev signed up Google’s Eric Schmidt to the board of spy-facility Skolkovo. Schmidt’s daughter, Sophia Schmidt, later interned at Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, where she suggested that Cambridge Analytica join forces with Peter Thiel’s Palantir. A Palantir employee suggested a method to hack Facebook, which was later utilized by two Cambridge University employees, Aleksandr Kogan and Joseph Chancellor, that later of whom currently works at Facebook still (11)(12). The hacked info was sold to Cambridge Analytica with Steve Bannon’s approval (13).
In 2012, Onexim bought out Renaissance Capital and Stephen Jennings stepped down (8). Around that same time Erik Prince met with the chair of Renaissance Capital and a long time Prokhorov employee (through various avenues), Christophe Charlier, and they began emailing each other. Then Christophe Charlier introduced Erik Prince to Cyrus Behbehani of Glencore, one of the purchasers of Rosneft in a deal mentioned in the Steel dossier (9).
In 2012, Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Moscow, where he taught Russians how to hack Facebook (28). Then he had an interesting conversation with Medvedev:
Mr. Zuckerberg and Mr. Medvedev talked about Facebook’s role in politics, though only jokingly in reference to its importance in the American presidential campaign, according to Mr. Medvedev’s press office. (29)
Charlier is also a producer with a “special thanks” credit on a 2013 movie featuring Erik Prince and his band of pirate-fighting Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), funded by the Moving Picture Institute associated with Rebekah Mercer (9). That same year, 2013, long-time Mercer associate Steve Bannon found Cambridge Analytica that Rebekah Mercer became personally involved in (14).
In Feb 2013, Mitch McConnel’s brother-in-law James Breyer stepped down from the board of Facebook and joined the board of Harvard alongside Len Blavatnik, who also happens to be on the board at Cambridge University (15)(16). Len Blavatnik also sits on the board of RusAL alongside Oleg Deripaska and Mikhail Prokhorov. Paul Manafort associate Dmitry Firtash is a major donor to the University and also happens to be where Cambridge Analytica would meet (17)(18). Suspected spies Aleksander Kogan and Joseph Chancellor also worked at Cambridge University and sold hacked data to Cambridge Analytica (12), and Cambridge University is where Cambridge Analytica adivsor Michael Flynn met Cambridge University student Svetlana Lokhova, a suspected spy with rare access to GRU files and former employee of Herman Gref’s Sberbank, in 2014 (19)(20). It was the GRU that hacked the DNC and created alter ego Guccifer 2.0 (21).
March 14, 2016, Henry Kissinger of the Center for the National Interest, or CFTNI, met Jared Kushner. April 2016, CFTNI president introduced Trump to Sergey Kislyak, where Trump proceeded to give a speech declaring he’d give Russia a good deal (22). In July Jared Kushner hired Cambridge Analytica and, along with Brad Parscale, worked closely with them (23).
In July 2016, Carter Page traveled to Moscow to give a speech at the New Economic School (24). The New Economic School and Rusnano have strong ties to Pricewaterhousecoopers, or PwC, where his father, Allan Carter, is on the board (25)(26). Just days after Carter Page visited Paul Manafort-associate Vin Weber at Cambridge University (27).** Allan Pag**e happened to also attend that Oct 2010 meeting between Silicon Valley investors and Russian spies at Skolkovo (6).
Recap:
Mikhail Prokhorov’s many ties to Trump-Russia figures
How they connect to Cambridge Analytica
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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Prokhorov
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/sep/07/film.russia
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Yeltsin_presidential_campaign,_1996
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/16/world/yeltsin-ousts-more-officials-in-scandal-over-book-fee.html
  5. http://www.globalenergycap.com/management/
  6. https://issuu.com/usrbc/docs/usrbc_annualmeeting2010
  7. http://www.onexim.org/media/pressreleases/136/
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Capital_(Russian_company))
  9. https://medium.com/@wsiegelman/a-fresh-look-at-erik-princes-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-and-emails-with-christophe-6603f06c6568
  10. https://www.apnews.com/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a/Manafort's-plan-to-'greatly-benefit-the-Putin-Government
  11. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/us/cambridge-analytica-palantir.html
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/ma18/facebook-cambridge-analytica-joseph-chancellor-gsr
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2018.07.29 15:24 Oblique9043 The Economist 2015 Cover Predictions and Serco

Everyone needs to keep in mind at all times that the symbol of the Illuminati is the PHOENIX. It's colors are Purple, Red and Gold. It is associated with and the Sun. It represents immortality through death and rebirth. Dragons, Eagles and Falcons will sometimes be used as alternative symbols to represent the Phoenix to try and hide it.

Cover of The Economist - The World in 2015
Anything bolded in brackets is my own added commentary. [EXAMPLE]
The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions
January 8, 2015
I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire article analyzing the cover of a publication, but this isn’t any publication. It is The Economist and it is directly related to the world elite. It is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, attended several times to the Bilderberg Conference – the secretive meeting where the world’s most powerful figures from the world of politics, finance business, and media discuss global policies. The outcome of those meetings is totally secret. It is, therefore, safe to say that the people at The Economist know things that most people don’t. For this reason, its “2015 prediction” cover is rather puzzling.
The bleak and sinister cover features political figures, fictional characters and pop culture icons that will surely make the news in 2015. However, most importantly, it also includes several drawings that are extremely symbolic and allude to important elements of the elite’s Agenda. Here’s the cover :
At first glance, we see political figures like Obama and Putin, references to the Rugby cup and the new Spider-Man movie. But a closer look reveals a plethora of disturbing elements. Here are some of them.
Two-Faced Globe
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[Just like the Double Headed Phoenix of Russia, Trump's and the Scottish Rite Freemanon's Coat of Arms]
One side of the globe gazes stoically towards the West while the other side appears irate. Does this represent a confrontation between the East and the West? The cover features a few other symbols referring to the “rise of the East”. What’s more unsettling is that immediately under that angry globe, are pictured a mushroom cloud (the kind that happens after a nuclear bomb goes off) and a spy satellite launching into space.
https://vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/mushroom.jpg
[The NASA spy satellite could represent Trump's Space Force. We're going to drop a nuke on North Korea or Iran]
The Color of the Faces
Take a closer look at the faces of the personalities featured on the cover. Some of them are in full color while others are in black and white. Why is that?
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Among those in black in white are Putin, Merkel, Obama, Hilary Clinton and David Cameron. Among those in color are David Blaine, a young person holding a “Singapore” banner (Singapore is the host of the 2015 SEA games) and a random guy wearing virtual reality equipment. A quick compilation of this data reveals that those in black and white appear to be part of the elite (including the ISIS guy who probably works for them) and those in color are “outsiders”. Is this how the elite perceives the world?
Pied Piper
https://vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/piper2.jpg
The presence of the Pied Piper on this 2015-themed cover is downright unsettling. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a German legend about a man who used his magical flute to lure away the children of the city of Hamelin, never to be seen again.
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The Pied Piper leads the children out of Hamelin. Illustration from Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”
This folkloric figure dating from the Middle-Ages is said to represent either massive death by plague or catastrophe, or a movement of massive immigration. It also perfectly represents today’s youth being “lured” and mystified by the “music” of mass media. Conveniently enough, there’s a small boy right under Piper’s flute.
[Pied Piper is obviously Trump/Putin. Leading people into their deaths as well as the child separation thing at the border]
Clueless Boy
https://vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/boy.jpg
Right under the Pied Piper, we see a young boy with a dumbfounded look on his face. He is watching a game called “Panic”. The words “Federal Reserve” and “Chi” (which probably stands for China) are on top while the words “Green light!” and “sis!” (which probably stands for “Isis!” or “Crisis!”) are at the bottom. The little boy watches as this twisted game of Plinko unfolds the same way the clueless masses watch powerlessly while various events unfold on mass media. As the name of the game states, the ultimate goal is to cause Panic around the world as crises are almost randomly generated by those who control the game. And that’s on a magazine cover owned by the Rothschilds.
[Trump is poised to try and take over the Federal Reserve and China could dump our bonds just like Russia is doing while his supporters look on like the "Clueless Boy"]
Crop-O-Dust
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In front of Putin is a small aircraft on which is written Crop-O-Dust. This refers to the concept of crop dusting which is “the process of spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides from an aircraft.” Right under the helicopter is a kid … eating something. Unsettling.
https://vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/kid.jpg
Sitting right under the crop-o-dust, this kid is eating a heavily processed package of noodles. Is he ingesting the poison that was spread by the aircraft?
China
http://vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/china-e1420664430567.jpg
A panda bear wearing a China-flag Speedo while flexing its muscles is a rather clear way of portraying the fact that China is gaining power. Next to it is a sumo wrestler holding a big battery on which the polarities (+ and -) are clearly indicated. Are they alluding to a switch in polarity in world power from the West to the East?
[This is definitely happening right now]
Ghost
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Emerging from behind Obama’s leg is a ghost reading a magazine entitled “Holiday”. Why is this ghost, which represents a dead person, planning a vacation? Does it represent the fact that the masses will be so impoverished that the only time they’ll be on a holiday is when they’re dead? Does it relate to the countless people who died while traveling in the past months? Creepy.
Turtle
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Standing in front of everything else, gazing right into our souls is a turtle with emphasis lines around its shell. What does it represent? Will turtles make a huge comeback in 2015? Probably not.
An angry tortoise is the symbol of the Fabian Society, an extremely powerful organization that has been working for over a century towards to formation of a single world government.
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The motto of the Fabian Society is “When I strike, I strike hard”.
The philosophy behind Fabian socialism is basically the blueprint of what we call today the New World Order.
The Fabian Society is a very old group originating in England in 1884, with the purpose of forming a single, global socialist state. They get their name from the Roman general Fabius, who used carefully planned strategies to slowly wear down his enemies over a long period of time to obtain victory. “Fabian Socialism” uses incremental change over a long period of time to slowly transform a state as opposed to using violent revolution for change. It is essentially socialism by stealth. Their original emblem was a shield with a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding a flag with the letters F.S. Today the international symbol of the Fabian Society is a turtle, with the motto below: “When I strike, I strike hard.” – The Fabian Society, The Weather Eye
The Fabian Society used to openly advocate a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. Its original logo was a wolf in sheep’s clothing … But I guess that was not the best way to conceal the wolf from the masses.
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The original logo of the Fabian Society was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Bringing forth a global system through small incremental changes is exactly what the world elite is currently doing. This is probably why there’s an angry tortoise on the cover of this Bilderberg-connected publication – standing in front of the chaos behind it.
11.3 and 11.5
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The lower right side of the cover features some more cryptic symbols. There’s a pile of dirt on the ground and two arrows on which are inscribed 11.5 and 11.3. Are those dates to remember? Why are they next to a pile of dirt? If you look up these figures as coordinates, they point to somewhere in Nigeria. Displaying numbers that can only be truly understood by “those in the know” is one of the occult elite’s favorite hobbies.
Standing in front of the dirt is Alice in Wonderland looking upwards towards the Cheshire Cat.
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This iconic cat is known for disappearing entirely, leaving only visible its creepy grin. We, therefore, see another allusion to a world of fantasy, illusion, and deceit as perceived by Alice – a representative of the masses. Along with the somewhat unnecessary inclusion of David Blaine – a magician – the cover mixes real-world events with illusions.
Other notable symbols on this cover include a piggy bank flying from James Cameron’s pockets; A model wearing an Alexander McQueen creation (the elite’s favorite designer who died in strange circumstances) and an Asian officer wearing a facemask to protect him from a deadly disease.
2015 seems great, doesn’t it?
In Conclusion
The Economist is not a random newspaper that publishes quirky 2015 predictions to sell a few additional copies. It is directly connected to those who shape global policies and who make sure that they are applied. The publication is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor regularly attends Bilderberg meetings. In other words, The Economist is connected to those who have the means and the power to make “predictions” a reality.
The 2015-themed cover basically reflects the overall Agenda of the elite and is peppered with cryptic symbols that appear to be included for “those in the know”. And the masses, like Alice watching the Cheshire Cat disappear, will focus on illusions while the wolf in sheep’s clothing will strike … and strike hard.
Keep in mind that this was posted in January of 2015, 3 and a half years ago, and almost all of it is happening right now.
Some things the author of the article couldn't have known, you notice how Obama is wearing a deep blue suit with a red tie? When has he ever worn that? But you know who does?
https://images.vogue.it/Storage/Assets/Crops/10853/12/10633/trump_392x0.jpg
Merkel and Putin standing side to side with Merkel doing the supposed Illuminati hand signal, just like Trump does all the time.
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Apparently she's made this "her" hand signal and a signal that Germany is in good hands...
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Trump does this all the time.
Why Are Trump’s Hands Always Making the Symbol for ‘Vagina’?
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The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the far right. He is a big proponent of AI and the Transhumanism agenda. As well as being one the leaders to ushering in the use of blockchain for all sorts of things.
PM Modi Pitches For Usage Of AI and Blockchain In Agriculture
“India’s youth can lead a revolutionary movement using AI and blockchain technologies with a value addition,” PM Narendra Modi said during a convocation ceremony held recently at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu.
“With blockchain technology, this problem can also be controlled. Through a real-time monitoring of the supply chain, the technology can bring in transparency in the agricultural trade — starting from the production process to making it available for the farmers as products can be examined at every stage.”
“This will have a complete network comprising farmers, processing units, regulatory authorities and consumers. Because one affiliated to this chain can keep an eye on this, therefore, the scope of corruption will also be reduced. Most importantly, this will check the mischievous acts of the middlemen and the harvest will not go wasted,” PM Modi said.
G20 Countries Eye For Cryptocurrency AML Regulation Standards By October 2018
After the G20 watchdog the Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently submitted its report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the work of the FSB and standard-setting bodies on crypto-assets, the G20 nations now plan to bring in the cryptocurrency market under the purview of international AML standards, said an official statement released during a meeting in Buenos Aires recently.
The G20 forum, in which India is a prominent member, plans to apply the anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory standards for the cryptocurrency sector by October this year.
For its part, the FSB has already developed a framework in collaboration with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), to monitor the financial stability implications of developments in crypto-asset markets. The report published recently sets out the metrics that the FSB will use to monitor crypto-asset markets as part of its ongoing assessment of vulnerabilities in the financial system.
As per the statement, members agreed to the implementation of the FATF standards and have asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an international body of 37 nations – to clarify in October 2019 how its standards apply to crypto-assets.
Iran Turns To Cryptocurrency Post The US Sanctions
As the US President Donald Trump recently took a U-turn from the multi-nation Iran-US-EU nuclear deal and announced fresh Iran-related sanctions which might curb Iran’s oil business, Iran is reportedly working on its cryptocurrency to bypass the new economic sanctions posed by the US.
Iran government’s official news channel PressTV reported quoting the department’s deputy head in charge of investment affairs Alireza Daliri that a fiat cryptocurrency development project is ongoing in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iran.
“We are trying to prepare the grounds to use a domestic digital currency in the country,” stated Daliri.
Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'
Blockchain Technology used to record 50 Million DNA data in India
Notice the woman with the Phoenix on her head? Gold wings with purple in them. A nest with eggs right in the center of her forehead.
Putin has sunglasses on as a way to hide from something I think and he and Obama/Trump both have red ties on symbolizing unity I'm thinking.
Does anyone know who the two guys looking over Obama's shoulders are? That seems significant but I don't know who they are.
See the drawing of a Chinese man hiding behind the Singapore banner? The North Korea situation anyone? Especially with David Blaine right in front of it.
It looks like Hillary and Putin are looking at each other and that's why Putin has sun glasses on. Putin has sort of a sly smirk on his face and Hillary's is pretty expressive. I think they all wanted Trump to get elected. Even in those DNC hacked emails they said their strategy was to make Trump the guy they ran against. Even referred to him as a "Pied Piper Candidate". Which is why Obama told everyone to stand down when they realized that Russia was hacking us.
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The Pied Piper is right next to Putin for a reason and the fish coming from behind his legs? Those are Christians. Jesus told his disciples to be fishers of men.
The leader of China seems to be pretty aligned with Obama/Trump. Which makes sense because the infamous Steele Dossier says that Trump and his team didn't care much about the Russia stuff because then people won't be looking into his other business dealings like those with China.
I'm really curious about the football shaped Earth that looks like its about to be punted away. Hope that doesn't mean what I think it means. Maybe its an egg in a nest just like the Phoenix lady with the nest in the middle of her forehead?
The fact that the Cheshire cat and the Ghost looking at a vacation magazine are coming from behind Obama/Trump is really interesting and just shows that it's all just an illusion. Not sure what the ghost represents. Maybe the Holy Ghost?
Then there's a big vehicle right behind India and China's legs (mostly India's). I wonder if that means they'll be taken out somehow.
What looks like 2 Islamic terrorists, one in the back holding up an AK and one on the left looking through some binoculars to the west, seem to be reminding us that they're still here, watching us, waiting to strike. Are they waiting for the "green light" that is under the Planco Panic game? I wonder if the conspiracy theory about the White Helmets is true and the real reason they got evacuated so quickly from Syria by Israel and other allied nations was so they could be relocated to where they need to be when the power gets cut off.
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This is the portrait on the bottom right corner of the cover.
La belle ferronnière - Wikipedia
La belle ferronnière is a portrait of a lady, usually attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, in the Louvre. It is also known as Portrait of an Unknown Woman. The painting's title, applied as early as the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter as the wife or daughter of an ironmonger (a ferronnier), was said to be discreetly alluding to a reputed mistress of Francis I of France, married to a certain Le Ferron. The tale is a romantic legend of revenge in which the aggrieved husband intentionally infects himself with syphilis, which he passes to the king through infecting his wife.
Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine, has also been known by this name. This was once believed to be a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani—one of the mistresses of Lodovico 'il Moro' Sforza, Duke of Milan.[1] The narrative and the title were applied to Lady with an Ermine when it was in Princess Czartoryski's collection, and became confused with "La Belle Ferronniere" by the presence in this image also of a jewel worn on a delicate chain across the forehead, called a ferronnière.
Not sure really what that means. Maybe Trump will get syphilis from banging all these Playboy models.
https://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/spiderman-serco.jpg
That vehicle that looks like a rocket, aside from having the flag of Great Britain on it, has a bunch of company names. One of which is called Serco. Apparently, they are involved in a lot of shady shit.
Serco - The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of - Youtube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serco
Serco Group plc is a British provider of public services with headquarters based in Hook, Hampshire. Serco operates in six sectors of public service provision: Health, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Defence, and Citizens Services.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The majority of Serco's turnover is generated from UK operations, but the company also operates in Continental Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and North America.
UK operations
Border security
Serco operates the National Border Targeting Centre for UK Visas and Immigration and provides the carrier gateway—the interface between carriers and the agency.
Work and pensions
Serco is contracted to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide telephone advice on behalf of DWP to recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI), which ends in April 2018.
Transport
Serco operates the Santander Cycles scheme (for Transport for London) and the NorthLink Ferries Northern Isles lifeline ferry service in Scotland. Serco also has a joint venture with Abellio, the international arm of Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen, to operate passenger trains in the UK. Serco-Abellio has a 25-year concession for Merseyrail in Liverpool until 2028 and operated the Northern Rail franchise from December 2004 until March 2016. Serco's Home Affairs division, run by Tom Riall, also operates speed camera systems throughout the UK and, until November 2013, designed, wrote and tested the software that controls the matrix message signs, signals, emergency roadside telephones (SOS) and traffic monitoring on England's motorway network including, until 2011,[20] the National Traffic Control Centre. It previously operated the Docklands Light Railway.
On 31 March 2015, Serco commenced a 15-year contract to operate the Caledonian Sleeper between London and Scotland.
Science
Serco managed the UK's National Physical Laboratory until 2015 and also provides IT Services, Industrial Support and Cryogenic Operations Support and Maintenance at CERN. Serco also was part of a consortium running the National Nuclear Laboratory under contract, until October 2013.
Prisons and justice
In Britain Serco supplies electronic tagging devices for offenders and asylum seekers. Serco, as well as its rival G4S, was accused of overcharging the Ministry of Justice on its contract to tag offenders. The firm issued a profit warning for 2014 as a result of the costs of becoming embroiled in an electronic tagging scandal. Serco repaid £68.5 million to the government for its overcharging on the contract. In May 2014 a Survation poll for campaign group We Own It, found that 63% of respondents thought Serco should be banned from bidding for any new public contracts after the firm was investigated for overcharging on government contracts.
It runs four prisons, a Young Offenders Institution and a Secure Training Centre. It has also operated two Immigration Removal Centres since 2007. Serco is also responsible for the contracted-out court escort services in the south-east area (formerly a role undertaken by HM Prison Service).
In September 2013, Serco was accused of extensive sexual abuse coverups of immigrants at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre prison in Bedfordshire, England In August 2014, Serco was criticised for using immigrant detainees as cheap labour, with some being paid as little as £1 per hour. The decision to give the firm a new £70 million eight-year contract to run Yarl's Wood has been criticised. Natasha Walter, of Women for Refugee Women, said "Serco is clearly unfit to manage a centre where vulnerable women are held and it is unacceptable the government continues to entrust Serco with the safety of women who are survivors of sexual violence."
Defence
Serco held defence contracts in 2004, including the UK Government's contract for the maintenance of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at RAF Fylingdales; contracts are also held for the operation and maintenance of RAF Brize Norton, RAF Halton, RAF Northolt[39] and RNAS Culdrose in the UK and RAF Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic. Serco also provides support services to garrisons in Australia. Serco also manages many aspects of operations at the Defence College of Management and Technology in Shrivenham. Serco is one of three partners in the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment. Serco also has a 15-year contract worth £400 million to provide facilities management services to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Serco Marine Services is responsible for fleet support at the three main UK naval bases, HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.
Aviation
Serco provides air traffic control services at international airports in the United Arab Emirates and at some smaller airports in the United States and Canada. Starting in 2004 Serco had a £5m a year contract from the US government to manage airports in Iraq for 18 months.[49] Serco also operate Scatsta Airport on Shetland. In June 2010 Serco signed a £4 million contract to operate all air traffic control services for Coventry Airport.
Health
Serco provide facilities management services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Wishaw General Hospital and at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.
The company had the contract for out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall from which it withdrew in December 2013 after the company left the county short of doctors. The company also said it would stop running Braintree hospital in Essex as it pulled out of managing GP services and large hospitals.
In health services, Serco's difficulties include the poor handling of pathology labs and fatal errors in patient records. At St Thomas' Hospital, the increase in the number of clinical incidents arising from Serco non-clinical management has resulted in patients receiving incorrect and infected blood, as well as patients suffering kidney damage due to Serco providing incorrect data used for medical calculations. A Serco employee later revealed that the company had falsified 252 reports to the National Health Service regarding Serco health services in Cornwall.
It emerged in November 2013, Serco, which won a contract for Suffolk Community Healthcare in 2012, had 72 vacancies after earlier cutting 137 posts. Problems identified by Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group include “staff capacity, skill mix, workload, succession planning and morale, training, communication, mobile working, care co-ordination centre processes, incidents and near miss incidents”.
In April 2014 Serco revealed that it would lose almost £18 million on three of its NHS contracts. The firm has made provisions for losses in its Braintree and Cornwall contracts, which were cancelled early. It has also made provisions for losses in its contract for services in Suffolk. The company claims it will take longer to deliver the operational efficiencies it hoped for, despite saying in May 2013 that it expected to make a profit on the three-year, £140 million contract for community services. It said that staff had not recorded activity accurately on the Electronic health record and that activity had increased significantly during the course of the contract.
In August 2014 it was reported that the company had decided to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after a review of the cost of delivering “improved service levels” and meeting the performance requirements of several existing contracts.
On 24 October 2017, it was reported that Serco was preparing to buy healthcare contracts from facilities management business Carillion. The deal included 15 contracts, with annual revenues of approximately £90m, for which Serco would pay £47.7m, with Carillion losing £1bn from the value of its order book.
Education
Serco held a ten-year contract with Bradford City Council between 2001 and 2011 to manage and operate the local education authority, providing education support services to the city's schools. This period was marked with "real problems" according to senior council officials and was taken back in house by the local authority after this period. Serco similarly manages and operates Walsall[66] and Stoke-on-Trent local education authorities. Serco is one of Ofsted's three Regional Inspection Service Providers, responsible for school inspections in the English Midlands.
Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Ltd. operates a number of leisure centres across the UK including Wet 'n' Wild in South Shields and the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the aquatic venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Information technology
Serco administers the publicly funded UK Business Link website. It won a five-year tender in 2007 to run the IT Infrastructure for the London Borough of Southwark.
Waste
Serco operates waste collection services for local councils.
Outside the UK
Drivers' licensing
Serco, through a purpose-made division Serco DES, holds a ten-year, $114 million contract with the Province of Ontario to operate the province's DriveTest driver examination centres. These tests include vision, road, and knowledge tests for all persons seeking to become a licensed automobile driver in the province.
Parking meter servicing
Serco has a contract with the City of Chicago, Illinois, to enforce parking meter regulations.
Health in the United States
In July 2013 Serco was awarded a $1.25 billion contract to manage the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Prisons and Justice
Serco runs partly privatised Hünfeld Prison in Hesse, Germany.
In Australia, Serco runs Acacia Prison in Western Australia and Borallon Correctional Facility in Queensland as well as the national contract for immigration detention centres, including Christmas Island and the Villawood detention centre in Sydney.
The Union of Christmas Island Workers highlighted the systemic failure by Serco to manage the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre. The centre detains a large number of refugees including 1,000 children. Under Serco, there has been an increase of deaths in custody, self-harm, and of Serco staff beating prisoners. As well, there has been a deterioration of facilities leading to the decline of the physical and the mental health of detainees and of staff. Ombudsman Allan Asher said on the Australian radio show AM, "In the first week of June when I visited Christmas Island, more than 30 incidents of self-harm by detainees held there were reported". Serco, in a staged memo leaked to The Australian, blamed the detainees for "creating a culture of self-harm", in order to use it as a "bargaining tool". The former manager of the Serco run detention centre stated the centre was grossly understaffed whereby it was "typically 15 staff members short every day".
In Auckland, New Zealand, Serco operated the Mount Eden remand prison and in March 2012 was awarded a contract to build and operate a 960-bed prison at Wiri. Serco was heavily criticized for the existence of 'fight clubs' within Mount Eden prison that were not investigated until after they became public knowledge on 16 July 2015 when footage emerged online and was reported by TVNZ. On 24 July 2015, Serco's contract to run the Mount Eden prison was revoked and operation was given back to the New Zealand Department of Corrections. Serco was ordered to pay $8 million to the New Zealand government as a result of problems at Mount Eden Prison while it was under Serco's management. The New Zealand government did not accept that this was a failure of governmental contracting and oversight. It brought in correctional officers from afar to provide adequate staffing at Mount Eden, and by December 2016 had spent NZ$2 million housing up to 40 of them in Auckland hotels.
Transport
From 1997, Serco ran Great Southern Rail in Australia. In March 2015, the business was sold to Allegro Funds.
Serco operates the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Serco formerly operated the Copenhagen Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Ansaldo STS, until it sold its share with effect on 1 January 2008.
In Sydney, Serco has operated the Transport Info service since 1 July 2010.
It secured an eight-year contract in 2013 with its Swedish joint venture partner Strömma Tourism & Maritime (sv) to operate four Djurgården ferries on behalf of Stockholm County Council and public ferry company Waxholms Ångfartygs.
Offshore holdings in Mauritius
The 2017 Paradise Papers revealed that Appleby carried out a risk assessment of Serco and noted it had a "history of problems, failures, fatal errors and overcharging" and had faced allegations of fraud and cover-ups.
Anything look familiar on this helicopter? It's a Phoenix. This is even a part of their "Fire Services" division.
http://www.stuartsaviationpictures.co.uk/Fire%20Burning%20Ground/IFTS%2031%20(D12-362)%20(XZ652).jpg%20(XZ652).jpg)
Notice how he keeps positioning his hands?
Ronnie Coutts- Serco Fire Services - Youtube
They sure seem to like the color purple with a bit of yellow mixed in.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bb/12/61/bb1261a577231c9df189c749d4178ef7.jpg
http://gunningdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/maria-photo-kux3vtsnafpq0c6vbyqyl6uk0d8ncaieee2j8d05fs.jpg
http://gunningdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/youre-the-one-that-I-want-photo-kux3w6ydy47qivnr74fqk3j0brfsc1yn477by8gn0o.jpg
SERCO Owns the World, Big Brother Watch - Youtube
SHOCKING Global Control System Exposed - Youtube
Serco = Serpent Company?
They partnered with this company in 2013 who's symbol is a Red Dragon.
http://www.cardiffaviationtraining.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Banner_1v2-940x300.png
Cardiff Aviation partners with Serco to deliver painting services in South Wales
This company is undoubtedly the big player in the NWO agenda, connecting everything together under it's umbrella. If Trump is REALLY on OUR side, the people, he'll get rid of Serco's hold on America and the world if he can. If not, he's just another puppet.
I wonder what the significance of the drum set with the 50th on it is with the guitar smashed through it. Then there's still the Drone with the Amazon package, a bunch of other people I don't recognize including a picture of maybe a Frenchmen right next to the Singapore banner. Not sure who the black guy is behind Hilary and Merkel. Is that his hand above Putin's head? The woman in color between Putin and the Pied Piper. The Japanese (I think) man all the way in the back inbetween the black gentleman and the blonde Phoenix lady. The lady with the purple sash around her neck in between China and India. The guy directly to the right of her. Winston Churchill with the 2 fingers held up high in a bright blue suit and a red bow tie. And the white woman with glasses all the way on the right side, looking towards everything to the left. I think that's everything.
Anyone have any answers for these other people or other interpretations? Amazing how this was over 3 years ago and this stuff is coming true. I'm really starting to think that time travel or at least traveling to parallel universes is real.
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2017.10.25 21:46 novantigone [Unresolved Disappearance] What Happened to Hyun Jong “Cindy” Song at Penn State?

If you would rather see this information presented in a video, check out the case here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grYSrsiNzYE&t=195s
Hyun Jong Song was better known to her friends as Cindy Song. She was born and raised for most of her childhood in Seoul, South Korea. However, in 1995 she moved to the States to live with her aunt and uncle in Springfield, Virginia. After graduation, she was accepted to Pennsylvania State University.
Cindy was a senior at Penn State set to graduate in a few months’ time. She attended a Halloween Party at Player’s Nite Club and left at 2 am. According to friends they went a friend’s apartment and played games. These same friends dropped Cindy off at her apartment around 4 am the morning of November 1st, 2001. She was never seen again.
When her friends dropped her off they did not wait to see if she had gotten into her apartment or not. It wasn’t until they hadn’t heard from Cindy for 3 days that they reported her missing, on November 4th. Police went to Cindy’s apartment to investigate and found that most of her belongings were there. Her backpack, cellphone, and the fake eyelashes she had worn as a part of her bunny costume were in the apartment, indicating that Cindy had indeed entered apartment after being dropped off by her friends. None of the other parts of Cindy’s costume were in the apartment, suggesting she was still wearing the costume when she disappeared (including her bunny ears). The only things missing were her purse and keys, and Cindy herself.
Cindy’s friends stated that Cindy would not have left her apartment without her cellphone, but that she was also known to walk down the street to a 24 hour market late at night/very early in the morning before. Cindy had broken up with her boyfriend about a month before she went missing and while her family worried she may have committed suicide over this, her friends stated that she was handling the breakup very well and had not seemed at all distraught over it.
There was no evidence of a break-in at Cindy’s apartment, so there is a lot of debate over whether or not she disappeared from her apartment or if she had voluntarily left her apartment and something to en route to the 24 hour market in those early morning hours. Though Cindy and her friends had been drinking at the party that night, there was no evidence that it had anything to do with Cindy’s disappearance. Similarly, police found accounts in Cindy’s diary of her and her friends trying marijuana and ecstasy, but there is also no evidence that anyone one of them had taken part in such activities the night of the Halloween party and it was ruled out as a possible factor in Cindy’s disappearance.
Quickly into the investigation an eye witness came forward claiming to have seen Cindy in Philadelphia’s Chinatown district, in a car with a man. According to this woman, Cindy was calling out for help and when the witness approached the car the man told her to leave and she did. Police quickly jumped onto this lead and tried to find the man the witness described but they were unable to do so. The woman’s story changed multiple times and eventually they had to drop the lead as it appeared to not be genuine. In addition to following this lead, the police did put together some searches for Cindy in the area of Penn State just after her disappearance.
Shortly after Cindy’s disappearance her parents flew in from South Korea and cleaned out her apartment, effectively contaminating any further evidence that police may have been able to find throughout their investigation.
There was a short period of time in which police departments from Minnesota and Wisconsin were investigating a possible connection between Cindy’s case, and the disappearances of four other college students who went missing around Halloween in 2002 after attending Halloween parties. However, there was no evidence of any sort of connection in the cases of Cindy Song, Joshua Guimond, Ericka Dalquist, Chris Jenkins, and Michael Noll.
The biggest lead in Cindy’s case came when an informant by the name of Paul Weakley came forward with information about a prior friend, Hugo Marcus Selenski. Selenski was discovered to have burned and buried 12 bodies on his property. Selenski has a long history of crime and he eventually confessed to the murder of Cindy Song, agreeing with Weakley story. Selenski said that he and a partner in crime, Michael Jason Kerkowski Jr., had seen Cindy walking in those early morning hours of November 1st, 2001, and they mistook her for a prostitute and kidnapped her. He said that they kept her in a walk-in safe in his home until she died and then they buried her body somewhere in Luzerne County, PA. According to Selenski he later murdered Kerkowski, whose body was found burned and buried on his property, because he had kept Cindy’s bunny ears as a souvenir of their crime.
The information that Weakley had given to police about other crimes/murders committed by Selenski had all turned out to be true, so there was little reason to doubt this information. However, Cindy’s remains were not among those buried on Selenski’s property. Selenski is actually a rather intriguing suspect anyhow, as he was somehow acquitted of two murder charges for bodies found buried on his property, and he has overall lucked out quite a lot with the legal system. There is far too much information and shadiness present with Selenski’s cases however to go into detail here. If you want to look more into it, I’ve provided two sources below to get you started.
There was a lot of criticism of this case, especially from groups on campus. Penn State’s Black Caucus and the Korean Undergraduate Student’s Association spoke out quite a bit about how the case was handled and that there was no real progress in the case. They also complained the university should be held responsible for ensuring that students who go missing are found. However, we have to keep in mind two things: 1) there was no crime scene, no body, and no evidence for police to work with which greatly hampered their efforts very early on in the case, and 2) the university certainly wasn’t ignoring the problem as they had helped keep the case in the news and had offered Cindy’s mother an on campus apartment and internet access for free while she looked for her daughter. At some point there were a lot of rumors that the case was about to be closed even though it wasn’t solved, and to this the lead detective on the case, Detective Sprinkle, stated that the case would never be closed if they had not yet arrested someone or had found Cindy’s body.
There have been questions as to why there is no security footage of Cindy having arrived at the 24 hour market if that is the mostly place she would have voluntarily gone after returning to her apartment. From what I was able to find, the security cameras at the 24 hour market were not capable of continuous recordings and storing all of that footage. Eventually the footage would be filmed over by new footage, and by the time police turned up and asked for any possible footage it would have already been recorded over.
The last thing to mention in this case is that Detective Sprinkle did bring on a psychic. Carla Baron was brought on as a consultant of sorts in the case. She also claims to have predicted where Elizabeth Smart was most likely to be after she had been kidnapped in the year after Cindy disappeared. However, as most psychic input goes, the information she gave (that has at least been shared with the public) in both of these cases doesn’t seem to be anything of huge importance, and certainly doesn’t seem to be ground breaking in any way. Bringing on Carla Baron did, however, keep attention on the case for a couple of years following Cindy’s disappearance.
So did Cindy decide to leave of her own freewill? Did she leave her apartment that night to run to the 24 hour market with the intentions of returning? Was she possibly killed in an accident and her body hidden? If so, why wasn’t she found during any searches early on in the case? Was she abducted and could she be alive somewhere still today? Was she murdered?
Unfortunately there isn’t any real evidence to go on in this case and it seems that Cindy may never be found. However, we have to keep looking!
If you have any possible information on this case, please contact one of the numbers below to pass it on to the appropriate authorities: 814-237-1172 or 800-479-0050
Images Relevant to the Case: https://imgur.com/a/BtVp2
Sources:
Charley Project http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/song_hyun.html
NAMUS https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/3088
Critiscism of the Investigation (Feb. 1st 2002) http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archives/article_58c1b870-7171-508f-876b-b7898a5e694f.html
Case Gets National Attention from Unsolved Mysteries (Sept. 18th, 2002) http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archives/article_3cc76b85-3d81-5634-aea7-943c14e3f3fe.html
Investigators Bring in a Psychic (Aug. 27th, 2002) http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archives/article_ae87c2db-5b10-5250-bc45-fba874d21a23.html
Selenski is Only Lead Left http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2009/11/8_years_after_penn_state_stude.html
Selenski Defends Himself In Court http://wnep.com/2011/09/01/selenski-to-represent-himself-in-murder-trial/
Selenski Crimes/Arrest/Trials Timeline http://wnep.com/hugo-selenski-timeline-archive-2/
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2017.09.21 00:30 8fenristhewolf8 Respect Gambit (Marvel, 616)

"Playin' for keeps is still playin', mon ami, so take a card...ANY CARD!"

-- Gambit

Table of Contents

I.    Introduction
II.   Physicals
III.   Biokinetic Charge
IV.  Fighting Ability
V.   Skills and Equipment
VI.  Full Power Gambit and the New Sun
VII. Horseman of Death
 

I. Introduction

Special thanks to Etrae for permission to update his Gambit thread and for allowing use of his scans.
 
A. Bio
Gambit is Remy LeBeau, a mutant and member of the X-Men and New Orleans Thieves Guild. The Guild leader, Jean Luc LeBeau, adopted and raised Gambit, and Gambit was running heists and embroiled in Guild politics from a very young age.
Gambit was eventually exiled, and took a job from Mr. Sinister in return for help controlling his powers. Later, Gambit ran into a de-aged Storm working as a thief in Cairo and began working with her. Storm in turn connected him to the X-Men, with whom he quickly found himself battling alongside.
Gambit has since been an on-and-off member of the X-Men. He has been on countless adventures with the X-Men and has developed a close and often romantic relationship with Rogue. However, his history and habit of walking on the shady side of the law and mutant affairs has sometimes ostracized him from the X-Men.
 
B. Powers
Gambit can increase or accelerate the kinetic energy of an object by touching it. Increasing an object's kinetic energy, or "charging" it, has different applications, but Gambit most often charges throwing cards and other inanimate objects so that they explode. Gambit's innate biokinetic energy also grants passive powers such as him superhuman agility, telepathic resistance, and charm.
On more than one occasion, Gambit's powers may have been slightly altered to an unknown degree, either stronger-- 1, 2; or weaker -- 1, 2. The changes really don't seem to alter his powers too much though, so the feats are included below, but marked "PV" for "Power Variation."
 

II. Physicals

Gambit derives some degree of superhuman ability from his powers, most notably in his agility, coordination, and speed.
A. Strength
 
B. Speed
 
C. Durability
 

III. Biokinetic Charge

A. Explosive Power
 
B. Control and Other Applications
 
C. Passive Effects
 
D. Limits
 

IV. Fighting Ability

Gambit is a skilled fighter, with experience and training from the Thieves Guild from a very young age. He has a very agile style of fighting and usually mixes in uses of his power, either throwing explosive cards or applying his power to other objects during the fight. He also uses a bo staff on many occasions.
 
A. General
 
B. Accuracy
 
C. Notable Fights
 
D. Limits
 

V. Skills and Equipment

Gambit is one of the most skilled thieves on 616 Earth, and he has been running intense missions since he was at least a teenager. However, while Gambit can get into a lot of secured areas, he often experiences some kind of hiccup and only escapes by the skin of his teeth (aka plot force).
 
A. Thieving, Escape Artistry, and Equipment
 
B. General Awareness and Stealth
 
C. Limits
 

VI. Full Power Gambit and the New Sun

In Gambit's 1999 solo series, it was explained that Gambit's powers originally had much greater, but dangerous potential. Because Gambit didn't want uncontrollable power he elected for brain surgery from Mr. Sinister to limit his powers.
For a time however, Gambit had the surgery reversed which granted him greater powers. He then had his powers pushed to extreme levels by an alternate dimension's version of himself called the New Sun. In the New Sun's own dimension, his powers had grown to their full potential and he accidentally destroyed life on Earth.
Gambit eventually fought the New Sun with his amped powers. Gambit narrowly won, but burned out his increased powers in the process, returning him to normal.
 
A. Amped Gambit
 
B. New Sun
 

VII. Horseman of Death

At one point, Gambit became Apocalypse's Horseman of Death after undergoing a transformation with Celestial tech. This gave him an alternate, evil personality with altered powers, although the exact nature of his powers are a little unclear.
 
A. Physicals and Melee
 
B. Powers/Other
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2017.01.19 22:36 marisam7 Trumps Cabinet

Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson (Oil Tycoon)

Secretary of the Treasury:

Steven Mnuchin (Worked for Goldman Sachs)

Secretary of Defense:

James Mattis (Former General)

Attorney General:

Jeff Sessions (Alabama Senator)
Q: "Did you refer to him as the N-Word? Yes or no?"
A: "I am not the Jeff Sessions my detractors have tried to create."

Secretary of Interior

Ryan Zinke (Former Congressman)

Secretary of Agriculture

Sonny Perdue (Former Georgia Governor)

Secretary of Commerce

Wilbur Ross (Billionaire coal mine owner, his nickname is "the king of bankruptcy")

Secretary of Labor:

Andrew Puzder (CEO of Carl’s Jr)
Instead of saying:
"Yes I shoved her to the ground so she couldn't call 911."
He said:
"I didn't shove her, I grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her back I don't know if her foot caught or what happened.”
A year before this incident when he was in court again and asked to describe what happen when he was driving drunk, crashed his car and then punched his wife.
Instead of saying:
"I don't remember what happen that night, I did have a minor accident but it wasn't because of my wife it was because I was driving drunk."
He said:
"I recall no such incident. I do recall going up on a curb but it had nothing to do with my reaction to Lisa. I think it had to do with the liquid refreshment we had with our dinner more than anything else."
At the time of these Domestic Violence allegations he was chair of an anti-abortion task force created by the Governor of Missouri.
When asked if he would resign he said:
"This is a personal matter and has nothing to do with issues I'm speaking out on. The fact that I was appointed to the task force, I don't think is relevant to these issues. This is what normally happens in a divorce case. You're blowing it way out of proportion."
He later was forced to resign from the state run Anti-Abortion task force...

Secretary of Homeland Security:

John F. Kelly (Former General)

Secretary of Energy:

Rick Perry (Former Texas Governor)

Secretary of Education:

Betsy DeVos (Billionaire private education advocate )

White House chief strategist:

Steve Bannon (CEO of Breitbart News)

National Security Adviser:

Michael Flynn (Disgraced former General)

Domestic Policy Adviser

Ken Blackwell (Former Ohio Secretary of State)

Click here to vote who you think is the worst pick.:

http://www.strawpoll.me/12149335
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2017.01.19 19:29 marisam7 Trump Cabinet

Vice President

Mike Pence (Indiana Governor)

Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson (Oil Tycoon)

Secretary of the Treasury:

Steven Mnuchin (Worked for Goldman Sachs)

Secretary of Defense:

James Mattis (Former General)

Attorney General:

Jeff Sessions (Alabama Senator)
Q: "Did you refer to him as the N-Word? Yes or no?"
A: "I am not the Jeff Sessions my detractors have tried to create."

Secretary of Interior

Ryan Zinke (Former Congressman)

Secretary of Agriculture

Sonny Perdue (Former Georgia Governor)

Secretary of Commerce

Wilbur Ross (Billionaire coal mine owner, his nickname is "the king of bankruptcy")

Secretary of Labor:

Andrew Puzder (CEO of Carl’s Jr)
Instead of saying:
"Yes I shoved her to the ground so she couldn't call 911."
He said:
"I didn't shove her, I grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her back I don't know if her foot caught or what happened.”
A year before this incident when he was in court again and asked to describe what happen when he was driving drunk, crashed his car and then punched his wife.
Instead of saying:
"I don't remember what happen that night, I did have a minor accident but it wasn't because of my wife it was because I was driving drunk."
He said:
"I recall no such incident. I do recall going up on a curb but it had nothing to do with my reaction to Lisa. I think it had to do with the liquid refreshment we had with our dinner more than anything else."
At the time of these Domestic Violence allegations he was chair of an anti-abortion task force created by the Governor of Missouri.
When asked if he would resign he said:
"This is a personal matter and has nothing to do with issues I'm speaking out on. The fact that I was appointed to the task force, I don't think is relevant to these issues. This is what normally happens in a divorce case. You're blowing it way out of proportion."
He later was forced to resign from the state run Anti-Abortion task force...

Secretary of Homeland Security:

John F. Kelly (Former General)

Secretary of Energy:

Rick Perry (Former Texas Governor)

Secretary of Education:

Betsy DeVos (Billionaire private education advocate )

White House chief strategist:

Steve Bannon (CEO of Breitbart News)

National Security Adviser:

Michael Flynn (Disgraced former General)

Domestic Policy adviser

Ken Blackwell (Former Ohio Secretary of State)
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2016.08.30 20:53 WowwhyOFTW The /r/StevenUniverse Olympics - Analysis

This is the fifth category of the /StevenUniverse Olympics!
The Analysis Category art by fennric
Your job (the reader of this post) is to look at both teams' SU analysis' and choose which one you think is better.

Submission 1

SU Analysis - Alone Together
Firstly, a brief note on the nature of Fusion-Dancing-Synchronization: My understanding is that dancing is a means towards fusion (I believe this is a pretty common understanding). For fusion to occur, synchronization must occur on some level. The number of different kinds of levels is as vast as the number of kinds of relationships. There is obviously romantic synchronization (Ruby and Sapphire) but there can be platonic as well (Garnet and anyone else). If I were to comment on the nature of forced fusions, then I might argue that a person can force someone into following their beat, like in a Dominant-Submissive relationship (no relation to the willful kink). Imagine a bully of a band teacher who uses intimidation to get his students on beat. He yells, stares menacingly, throws things against the wall, breaking down your will in order to get you to conform to his beat. This is how I understand Jasper forcing fusion with that gem monster - she subdued its will through intimidation, forcing it to meet her at her level.
Whatever the type of relationship you have, dancing enables its participants to sync up their levels. For the gems who are already presumably almost always on the same level (e.g. The Rubies), dancing is largely unnecessary. For those who reach a shared level through a means besides dancing (Smokey Quartz), dancing is unnecessary.
You ever see those fights where the fighters are at such a high level of ability and so close to each other in terms of strength that at some point they synchronize their breath and movement? All else falls away and dramatic music fills the air as the two flow atop the battlefield. Martial arts at an incredibly high level is often comparable to dancing and vice versa. So much so that dancing itself can be viewed as a kind of battle, and dance and battle can be further conflated with the development of relationships.
Put more simply, at certain levels, Fighting <---> Dancing <---> Relationships. Fusion allows us to see all three in action.
This having been established, let us move on to season 1 episode 37:

Alone Together

The episode begins with the Crystal Gems attempting to teach Steven how to dance in preparation for fusion. I do not have much to say on this except that what I understand to be the goal of the exercise is to teach Steven to match up to their movements. This may be why they have him copy their movements, despite the fact that you do not really need specific dance moves in order to fuse. If he can learn to copy movements, then he can potentially reach the minimum level on which he may potentially fuse with them. When later Connie asks if they can write out the steps, Steven says that he doesn't think it's entirely about the dancing, and I agree. It is not dancing, but the syncing that dancing enables that is important. So what does learning the moves do? It gives us a start.
In the immediate next scene, we have Garnet make what may be a throwaway line. Amethyst says that fusion is hard, even for the Crystal Gems, and Garnet replies with, "Not for me." Now why Garnet can claim this can be answered pretty straightforwardly by simply exclaiming, "Becuz she's literally a fusion!!!", but I would like to dip down just a little deeper. I refer to this to point out that, emotionally, Amethyst, Pearl, and Garnet literally operate at different psychological/emotional stages. The lower your stage, the more difficult it is to understand people above you, and consequently the more difficult it is match and maintain synchronizations levels. This is not to suggest that you need to be at the same psychological/emotional stage to fuse; the relationship levels I discussed above are different the kinds of "stages" described from a psychology perspective.
Besides Steven, Amethyst is at the lowest stage emotionally (though she has made considerable progress since then!) Consequently, she has the most unstable fusions among the CGs, as it is more difficult for her to reach and maintain stable levels with the other CGs. Garnet is at the highest stage among them, and so consequently has more stable fusions among the CGs, as she is the most capable of understanding the other CGs emotionally. Pearl is inbetween Amethyst and Garnet, and so consequently has a more mixed fusion stability.
Opal appears to unfuse rather quickly. Sugilite, despite her excessively aggressive personality, is able to remain fused for a very long time. Sardonyx is seemingly rather easy to maintain - Garnet and Pearl seem to have no trouble syncing up time and time again. The greater your emotional stage, the more capable you are of reaching and maintaining the same level as another (Garnet + anyone). If the fusers are on different stages, then it makes syncing and duration more difficult (Opal). Even when the fusers are on different stages, if they at greater emotional stages than lower, then syncing and duration are easier (Sardonyx). However, if the fusers are operating at the same emotional stage, then the fusion can be more easy to reach and maintain, because their levels are already similar (Malachite, Smokey Quartz).
When events result in the fusers dropping down emotional stages (Cry for Help/Keystone Motel), then the trauma can completely destabilize even the most stable of fusions, which will not be reformed until the fusers can reach the same level again.
So when Garnet says it's not hard for her, it is not merely because she is a perma-fusion but because of all of the factors that allow and enable perma-fusion. It is because of the quality of the level of her relationship.

Now it's time for Steven and Connie!

We are quickly introduced to Connie's well-established self-doubt. As I currently understand it, her sense of inadequacy is largely due to her over-protective family environment and her frequent moving. Over-protectiveness tends to limit the exploration of one's capabilities and affinities, as well as instill a constant feeling of fear of the unknown. While safety is important, especially for babies and children, there is such a thing as excessive safety, and Connie is a decent product of that.
Her frequent moving makes it difficult for her make friends. When we make friends, we gain a peer with whom we can compare and contrast ourselves with. In doing so, we learn about ourselves, our strengths and weaknesses. We also gain someone who can bring us into new experiences, push us into new boundaries, and test our limits. In the absence of such a friend, we are left severely restricted in our self-discovery. The growth of our self esteem and self awareness becomes stunted.
So here we have fearful, almost-friendless Connie. The over-protectiveness has held her back from attempting new and scary things. Her frequent moving has deprived her of bonds that enable exploration and experimentation. Hence why Connie was unable to bring herself to go to her school dance despite her excitement for it.
Then along comes Steven.
As they dance, they begin to sync. No expectations, no reservations, the two express themselves freely, without question. And at their dance's peak? They fall... into Stevonnie.
Let's jump a little forward to Stevonnie showing their self off to the CGs. Why does Pearl call a gem fusing with a human being inappropriate? Why "inappropriate"? What's that supposed to mean? What is with Pearl's uncomfortability at Stevonnie? To answer this, we must go back to the different emotional stages thing from earlier. To put it simply, Pearl is presently operating at an emotional stage wherein what is important in life is order, stability, and cleanliness. Any challenges to the norm is unnerving because they threaten to tear at the fabric of their community.
This is commonly one of the reasons why parents get upset with that "new music them dern kids are listening to", new technologies, and new trends.
So Stevonnie is a challenge to the norm. Steven himself is a challenge to the norm, too. Looking back at the real world, we are currently witness to the full recognition of relationships that challenge the norm, too, e.g. LGBTQ+.
For Pearl, any challenge to the norm causes discomfort because of how it might threaten the expected order of things, which is somewhat ironic considering her liberation as a Pearl. But that is perfectly normal, because we humans do this all the time.
Now we arrive at Garnet's immortal words:
Stevonnie. Listen to me. You are not two people and you are not one person. You are an experience. Make sure you are a good experience. Now Go. Have. Fun!
Now what is the meaning of her words? In simplistic terms, Fusion are representative of Relationships. I argue that fusion can be representative of all the varieties of relationships, from romantic to platonic to familial to codependent and so on. I am reminded of the concept of Gestalt psychology which is where we get the phrase, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". However, that is an incorrect translation. The true translation is:
The whole is other than the sum of its parts
Meaning the whole is something wholly different from, not just more than, the parts that go into it.
Anyways, I would argue that we can see a reflection of this in Garnet's words to Stevonnie. Stevonnie is neither just their parts nor merely a thing greater than their parts - they are something entirely other. Something new, something alien, undiscovered, unexplored territory.
The same may hold true for any of human relationships. Relationships between peoples is also other than the sum of their parts; when we engage with someone we've never done so with before, who knows what will happen? Recall my explanation regarding the importance of friendship earlier:
When we make friends, we gain a peer with whom we can compare and contrast ourselves with. In doing so, we learn about ourselves, our strengths and weaknesses. We also gain someone who can bring us into new experiences, push us into new boundaries, and test our limits.
To begin a relationship is to create the new, the unforeseen, the gestalt. Humans grow by means of entering (and leaving) relationships. Emotional growth is impossible without it. It is hard, if not impossible, to come up with something truly original, but for every individual everything they experience for the first time is something truly newly original to them, and that is something very important about relationships and human experience. While growing up, we might often hear the phrase, "Oh, it's just a phase you're going through; it'll stop eventually". Sometimes a parent might even actively stop or prevent their child from going through a phase, perhaps because the parent also went through that phase and so wants to protect their children from it.
However, in light of the nature of the fusion of Stevonnie and Garnet's words, we should amend that phrase. It should not be "phase we go through". It should be "phase we grow through", meaning the phases in our lives are important to our development as individuals. Phases and relationships are opportunities in which we can attempt to discover gestalt! Which is why it is so important for the experience to be made a good one. Gestalt is an opportunity to discover, learn, and grow. If we are made to only feel guilt, shame, anger, etc. in association with it, then we may end up too fearful to try it again.
It is important for experiences to be associated with good feelings alongside any pain and frustration we may also develop along the way. Because while all growth is change, and all change is necessarily painful, we must not end up too afraid of change to not try again.

The Big Donut

The common concept to appeal to here is the notion of puberty and how its development in your physical body can dramatically change how people perceive and treat you, despite the fact that you are mentally/emotionally mostly the same as you were prior to the onset of puberty. I will appeal to that, too. The dramatic change in Stevonnie's form and demeanor elicits a peculiar response from Lars and Sadie, a response that Stevonnie hardly notices because their self-awareness has yet to catch up to the reality of their new physical form.
When we grow, we gain power, regardless of whether we want such power or not. Even when they still feel like a kid inside, any given adult usually has more power than any given child. That is a reality that most everyone will have to contend with at some point in their lives. Stevonnie is more powerful than Steven and Connie in ways beyond just mere physical strength, and this is a trial the two must come to contend with.

Two Donuts: Are you Okay?

Now why is Stevonnie/Steven/Connie asking themselves if they are OK? As I understand it, this whole fusion exercise is an experience in relational limit testing. Put more simply, they are seeing how far they can go, what they are willing and unwilling to do, together. When you're alone, you only have to ask yourself if you're willing to go so far. However, when in a relationship, you must also be aware of the limits of your partner. Something that is within your limits may be beyond theirs. You might want to move towards your limit when your partner feels it's moving beyond theirs. Simultaneously, you might want to hold yourself back for the sake of your partner, while your partner may want to push themself for you.
Stevonnie is an exercise in relational limit testing.

The Dance

Opportunity strikes! The Connie part of Stevonnie is afforded the opportunity to make up for that dance she skipped. Emboldened by the power of their new form, they go without hesitation. Yet when the rush dies down events turn for the worse.
Why did Stevonnie stop dancing? Why did they start paying attention to everyone paying attention to them? It is because their heart and mind had still not yet caught up to the power in their gestalt form.
For Connie, dancing among many people is a foreign concept, an untried experience. The form of Stevonnie allows them to dance beyond human limits, but Stevonnie is unaware of just how spectacular they are. Lacking experience in being cool at a cool dance, the Connie part of Stevonnie cannot understand why everyone is staring at them. Did they do something wrong? Is this not the right party? Are they supposed to be doing something else? What is going on!?
As with any new experience, there is invariably confusion. And in times of confusion, dark thoughts can start creeping in. Underneath the Stevonnie layer of power still exists the fragile esteem and high anxiety of Connie. This manifests in that hallucination, a visual metaphor for withdrawing into oneself and feeling isolated and cornered. While Stevonnie is capable, Connie's own limit has been reached. But before we can contend with that... out comes
#Kevin Time
What is Kevin? Based on all evidence available throughout the show, he seems to be a guy with access to a lot of money, a lot of free time, and generally decent genetics. So, of course, he's a bit of an incorrigible douche. But what is he within this scene?
He is an antagonist, another point of comparison, a 3rd wheel, a wall. He is a challenge. A challenge that Stevonnie initially flees from. Why?
Because they're not having fun. Why aren't they having fun? The Connie part of Stevonnie asks the Steven part why they're not having fun. Steve likes dancing, so why do they not like this dancing?
If we were together, it would be OK. But we are together, and it's not... I'm alone.
And so we are finally approaching Stevonnie's limit - a limit inherent to Stevonnie the gestalt, not Steven and/or Connie. Entirely new experiences mean entirely new challenges, and Stevonnie's challenge is one of reassurance. When in Stevonnie, Steven and Connie cannot reassure each other like they usually do - there is a dramatic difference in pepping yourself up and being pepped up by another person. In the former, we are merely taking something from ourselves that we already have. In the latter, we are being given something that is not originally ours.
In the former, we are alone. In the latter, we are sharing.

Kevin Time 2: Electric Boogaloo

Here comes Kevin again, trying once again to establish a relationship with Stevonnie. While Stevonnie is busy trying to understand their limits and the feelings of their partners, Kevin is blazing through with complete disregard for anyone's feelings, asserting meaningless things like a shady mystery attraction purveyor trying to entice idiots into purchasing overpriced knick knacks.
Kevin says they're perfect for each other, and Stevonnie cannot believe how Kevin could assert such a thing; they don't even know each other!
One difference between the two at present is that Kevin is ignorant of his limits with regard to other people whereas Stevonnie becoming aware of theirs. Unfortunately for Kevin, Stevonnie is willing to show Kevin where his limit lies with them.
Apparently, that limit is at two kids.

Together Again

Finally separated, Steven and Connie let out a cathartic laugh, a mix of frustration, anxiety, and relief. As with most learning experiences, Stevonnie was a lesson in fun, confusion, limits, and pain. In a fusion, they gain power, but they lose themselves within each other. That power can compensate for their individual weaknesses, but that does not make those weaknesses go away.
So what of importance does Alone Together have to share? It
  • Reveals a bit of the nature of fusions
  • Reveals the nature of relationships
  • Argues for the need for limit-testing experiences to be good
  • Shows that relationships can grant enhanced power
  • Depicts that despite the greater power, relationships do not rid you of your unresolved weaknesses
  • And that even in a relationship, you can feel alone.
I hope that whatever experiences you have, whatever relationships you enter, you remember to try to make it a good one. Now Go. Have. Fun!

Submission 2

The Great Wall: A Jasper Analysis

Jasper; a name that is as infamous to the Steven Universe fandom as it is controversial. It is a name that conjures up images of conflict and brutality, a name that inspires fear and implies everything that our intrepid and outnumbered heroes stand against. This is Jasper; Homeworld's finest champion and arch nemesis of Rose Quartz and her Crystal Gems.
Yet for all she represents, we have known precious little about Jasper until very recently. Her origins, her motivations, and what generally makes her tick were all revealed in a short amount of time over the course of the past couple of months and this has left many fans (including myself) speculating as to what her next fate shall be.
To seemingly make matters even more complicated, new evidence has surfaced via word of god that further sheds a light on who Jasper is and where she may be headed. Of Jasper and her current fate as of Earthlings, Sugar had this to say;
Jasper is very different than Peridot and Lapis. Unlike them, she has a deep hate for herself because of her origins on Earth. She is determined to never be weak or vulnerable. So at the point when she’s the lowest, there’s no way she’d ever accept help, because she believes she doesn’t deserve it. Peridot and Lapis both believed they deserved better than what happened to them, but not Jasper.
That's a lot to take in. This revelation has caused a lot of confusion amongst the ranks of the fans as Jasper has always seemed many things; arrogant, haughty, stubborn, cruel, and brutish being amongst them...But self hating?
I'm going to do my best today to convince you that the idea is less farfetched than you might think. Steven Universe is a show in which continuity and context play heavy roles in its storytelling. Based on this new information we can go back into all the scenes that Jasper has been in and compare them to what we now know about her. Are you ready? Some of the things written here may very well change the way you look at this character.
"But wait!" I hear you saying. "I've never seen Jasper bemoan herself like, say...Amethyst does." And you'd be correct in that. Of all the gems to show their vulnerabilities...their weaknesses, much like Sugar said, Jasper is not amongst them. You see, these characters are very well constructed analogies to actual people which means they're always going to be very nuanced and complicated much as people are. Gems hide things about themselves from others much like people do. We've seen Amethyst use self depreciating humor to cover her rampant insecurities and self loathing. We've seen Peridot use her adorable narcissism to compensate for the fact that she's afraid of the unknown and fearful of her own perceived inadequacies as a gem. We've seen Lapis bury all of her depression and anger behind a veil of moody apathy. The list goes on. Knowing all of this its easy then to see how Jasper has so cleverly hidden her own darkness behind a wall; possibly the greatest wall any of the characters on the show have erected to hide their true selves from the outside world.
Today I am going to tap my way through that wall so that hopefully by the time I'm done you will be able to see who and what Jasper really is.
The Cornerstone: Born to Kill
Lets begin with what we most recently learned about Jasper; where she came from. In Beta its revealed that Jasper was born on the Earth in a Kindergarten that Peridot at least considered to be very slapdash in nature:
This place has got the right growing conditions in a pinch...I guess. But its too small! It was obviously a total rush job.
A quartz warrior born on the Earth who loathes herself for her "defective" origins...sounds familiar right? Yeah, its obvious that during this arc that Jasper was used as a foil for Amethyst to great effect. Much as Steven and Jasper refute it, Amethyst shares a lot of similarities with her "sis" and later I'll use those similarities to be able to infer a few things about Jasper that are more overtly stated with Amethyst.
But for now lets focus on the nature of Jasper's birth. Something that is very important when talking about this is the timing of her emergence.
Halfway through the rebellion Homeworld scrambled to produce extra soldiers on the ground.
So we can see that Jasper's entire existence is based solely upon the necessities of war. This is important because it means that unlike most normal villains or the CGs for that matter, Jasper has never known a time when she didn't have someone to be fighting. She's not someone who, by virtue of a long line of continuous decisions eventually fell to darkness. Jasper never got a chance to choose her morality:
Fighting IS my life! Its what I was made for!
They say you popped out of the ground with your helmet on!
Jasper has been on the warpath from the second she first gained consciousness. To people like Steven whose normal life experience is "peace and love on the planet Earth", Jasper's experience is a whole other world apart. Her "normal" is the fires of combat and all the hatred that comes with it. This has obviously had a profound effect on Jasper; someone whose only point for existing was to help win a war that was lost anyway. We know now that gems emerge from the ground as fully physically mature beings but we also know that gems can take a long time to mature mentally. Take for example Amethyst, a gem who is thousands of years old but still often acts with all the maturity of a bratty teenager in all the time we've known her.
I say this to illustrate a point; if Jasper's first memories are of fighting, killing, and losing then this has set the tone for her mental development for the rest of her life since then. One could go as far as to say that she is analogous to a child soldier. She is not someone who chose a violent life but had a violent life thrust upon her in a system where that violence was rewarded as being her proper function. Its easy then to see how it is she came to be so brutal. Brutality, cruelty, mercilessness...its all she's ever known and she, in turn, has built a facade to reflect all these things back out at a world that punishes weakness.
Speaking of weakness, there is the matter of Earth itself. We learned that Jasper came right out of terra firma but we also know that despite this she seems to despise the planet that birthed her.
I was there, you know. At the first war for this garbage planet.
To come out misshapen, to reshape yourself outside your purpose, and to defend this worthless, ruined planet is a disgrace!
Earth… is a prison. And I got out because I’m better than this place.
Jasper's right about at least one thing. Earth IS a prison, its HER prison. After the war ended Jasper could have returned to Homeworld and tried to move on with her life but instead she's stuck fighting the first war forever in her mind which means that her purpose and her self worth is tied to the Earth. The reasons she came back are very clearly stated.
Neither of you saw Rose Quartz? What a shame. I hoped to meet her. I was looking forward to beating her into the ground.
Try as she might she can't escape Earth because it was here that she was handed her greatest disgrace. Jasper is obsessed with repaying what was done to her. Destroying Rose and whats left of her armies is the only way she thinks she can expunge the disgrace both on herself and on Earth.
It obviously doesn't seem from Jasper's words that she's at all sentimental about this planet. This is true up until the climactic moment of Earthlings where what she says about Earth is very...interesting.
I’ve been fighting since I broke free from the Earth’s crust! Because of what you did to my colony! Because of what you did to my planet!
In a fit of rage when we see the wall that Jasper has built start to crack and crumble she very clearly claims the Earth as hers and that she is a product of this planet. Earlier in the conversation she asserted that she was better than the planet but we can see from both her own words and Sugar's that this is merely part of her facade. She's trying to convince herself that she's better than Earth and its inhabitants. She has to be because if she's not then that means she's no better than them and if that's true then her entire reason for living, for fighting...is all a lie.
Something that Peridot says in Gem Drill may confirm this idea a bit more.
But it's hard...Not to have some feelings for where you came from.
Despite Jasper's proclamations about Earth and how she hates it and how its worthless...its all just turned out to be another reflection of the raging storm of hatred within her. She hates the Earth because she hates what happened to her here and simultaneously hates herself for what she failed to do here. One needs only to look at her actions in Earthlings to see that.
Firstly, Jasper has returned to where she came from and has decided to use it as a base to build her own army to contest Rose's. In some twisted way is that not a form of sentimentality?
Secondly, she has turned the exit holes of her birthplace into cages. A powerful symbol of how she herself is trapped by her own hatred upon this planet.
Thirdly, she stands there speaking to a corrupted gem monster who she knows can't speak back to her. Knowing what happens to her at the end of the episode...is this not perhaps a subversion of the wall she has built around her inner self? She's speaking to someone who she will soon look like and tells them that they are a disgrace, that they are an embarrassment and that they are weak...Is Jasper talking to a mirror here? She of course denies being anything like the monster but we know its only a front; her arrogance a cover for the knowledge that somewhere deep inside her is the same monster from the same planet.
But this brings up an interesting point (also my next one). So often in the show Jasper's actions and Jasper's words seem to be at odds with each other. Jasper does not seem to be a fan of practicing what she preaches.
The Curtain: A Brazen Hypocrite
Its no secret that Jasper is a pretty big hypocrite. But what does this say about her in the end? Her famous lines about fusion being cheap and an embarrassment directly precede her fusing with Lapis to form Malachite. We run into this dilemma where it seems like Jasper refuses to acknowledge that she herself is doing things that "goes against the Diamond order." If she despises fusion then what does that say about how she views herself?
Quite a lot actually. The thing is, Jasper is unhesitant to admonish fusion both before and after she fuses.
Sorry, but there's only room for one abomination on this measly planet!
Even as Malachite she considers herself an abomination and this tells us something about Jasper. She's completely willing to personally betray all of the principles she holds dear in order to achieve her goal of destroying the Crystal Gems. She has zero respect for herself, all that matters in the end is her goal. Jasper is willing to completely desecrate her own self image in order to achieve her ends. That in itself is a clear flag indicating a hatred both inside and out. She already failed once, what dignity does she have left besides that which she desperately tells herself that she has in comparison with the ones she fights?
But that's not even the end of this long, twisting journey into Jasper's self hatred. Despite being a fusion completely based on hatred, Malachite was somehow able to stay fused for months of in show time. We've seen fusions desync and fall apart in the show before...So what forces conspired to keep Lapis and Jasper together under the ocean?
While some have speculated that it was Lapis' own willpower that was able to accomplish this, I think the real answer is more complicated and tremendously more sad. We get to see a hint of what kept Malachite together in Alone at Sea.
Lets be Malachite again!
Why...would you want that?!
I was wrong about fusion. You made me understand!
Inside that fusion Jasper experienced something that made her want to be Malachite again...and it wasn't just power.
I liked taking everything out on you...I needed to! I hated you!
I'm the only one who can handle your kind of power!
Fusion is a metaphysical form of existence that is built upon a mutual understanding between gems. As we saw in the Sardonyx arc, that understanding doesn't always have to be the most benevolent...but then what was Malachite's existence built on? Hate.
Lapis obviously took all the rage of her hate out on Jasper, she said so herself...but Jasper never responded in kind. She only spoke wistfully, near in awe at what she had experienced as Malachite. It's because Malachite validated the way she feels about herself. For once Jasper found someone that hates her with as much passion as she hates herself...and that hatred gave her the power she needed to reach her goal. Of course she wanted Malachite back, of course she would miss her as much as Lapis missed her, she finally had a connection with someone that made her feel like she wasn't lying to herself!
Jasper isn't a hypocrite who is out of touch with reality due to her own inflated sense of self, rather its the opposite. Jasper is a hypocrite who doesn't seem to care whether she stands up to her own code or not. Any sense of honor or righteousness has long been stripped from her. All there is is the mission; the one thing that will validate her continued existence. What's the loss of her dignity compared to the loss of her identity?
Its that contorted and destroyed sense of identity that has led to her final downfall. It crumbled when Jasper finally stood face to face with her innermost demons.
The Battlements: A Demon Confronted
This wall that Jasper has built around her focuses on reflecting the feelings she has about herself onto her enemies. She cannot afford to appear weak, cannot afford to show vulnerability. This is how she differs from many of the other characters in the show; she holds on to her pride until the bitter end. Even in the Beta Kindergarten, her desperation is palpable.
I will NOT be beaten by another fusion!
She's so desperate in fact that she somehow manages to sync a fusion with a corrupted gem trapped in a cage. Jasper's at the end of her rope here...she has literally become a cornered animal in these final moments.
And what of her final fusion with the corrupted quartz gem? We see if very briefly but its appearance is quite distinguished.
Horns? Hooves? Claws? Those are some pretty standard features of classic western demon imagery. This is both a literal and figuratively transformative moment for Jasper; she has finally become on the outside what she bears on the inside...a demon, a monster.
Does anyone else fine it intriguing that both Amethyst and Jasper's moments of complete self destruction both happened in the Kindergarten where they were born? One might even consider Earthlings to be Jasper's On The Run. The two episodes bear striking similarities when compared. Jasper doesn't say much about how she feels by the end of Earthlings but we can infer from the way Amethyst felt in On the Run what's going through Jasper's head as she's slowly corrupting from the inside out and refuses to let anyone try to help her.
I'm not going to let you stand there and remind me of everything I hate about myself!
If there's one thing Jasper hates, its weakness. Weakness in others, weakness in herself. She swiped at Steven because accepting help from him would make her weak. It would mean, in her mind, that she was no better than the Crystal Gems and she says so herself.
I see how you do it now Rose, you want Gems after they're worthless, you wait until after they've lost, because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone, that makes you feel like less of a failure.
The sad, sad thing about this is that she speaks from experience. We now know that Rose Quartz shattered Jasper's matriarch, Pink Diamond, and then somehow ended up in the employ of Yellow Diamond. Its not hard to put two and two together. Earthlings wasn't the first time that Jasper hit the bottom...which is exactly why she wont rest until those that did it to her are paid back in full. She blames Rose for her failure of an existence...in other words...
I NEVER ASKED TO BE MADE!
But that wasn't the worst thing Rose could have done to her. No, the worst comes right at the end when Jasper is finally losing it all.
I’ve been fighting since I broke free from the Earth’s crust! Because of what you did to my colony, because of what you did to my planet, because of what you did to my Diamond!
Yellow Diamond?
Wh-Wha? My Diamond!...Your Diamond!...Pink Diamond!
In this moment Jasper finally faces her demons; the object of all her hatred in the form of who she thinks is Rose Quartz...and that person has no idea what she's talking about. It leaves her speechless but you can feel the unbridled rage in her voice as she screams her last uncorrupted words vainly into the sky. She's lost it all; her body, her mind, and now the one person who remembers the wrong that had been done to her had completely forgotten.
It had to feel like mockery. It had to feel like going insane. And according to Sugar, it destroyed her completely.
She went back to Earth to face her demons, and she lost. She’s consumed by her own self pity.
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2014.06.17 20:57 tabledresser [Table] IamA Male Prostitute working in New Zealand AMA!

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Date: 2014-06-17
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Does your family know? If yes, how do they handle it/treat it with you? I assume you friends must know. Family doesn't know nor do I plan on telling them. I would tell them but they wouldn't understand so I don't really see much point as it would just hurt them. Society is great. You know those annoying people on the street who talk to you about jesus or joining unicef or whatever? If you tell them you're an escort they let you go on your way. Usually I won't tell someone unless I know I'll be seeing them frequently though. Just makes life simpler.
Same question as above just concerning society. I can't handle bosses who I don't get on with. It just not something I can do. I had just finished a contract job as a data entry operator and was looking for work half heaartedly, at the same time I was talking to an escort I'd met and one day literally found him walking past my house. Asked a few questions and decided may as well try it. Then I fell in love with the job. I'm my own boss, I work at very few hours a week and make a fair amount. It's pretty perfect for me.
Nice job on the AMA. Simple plain truth. Cheers to you and good luck but... watch out for that cheesecake habit--it's a bitch in your middle years. Source: WAS skinny. Yeah the day it catches up with me I'm doomed. :(
Nah. You'll have another life later. You might try the hola plugin for chrome to see the fred garvins. I think it bypasses the origin country stuff. One day I'd love to own either a bakery or tea and fancy dessert shop. I feel I'll need to be fat and jolly to achieve this so it'll work out.
Good thinking. Best to accept as the changes come. They do and it's all fine. Jolly indeed. May the changes come slowly for you. I just don't think I have it in me to give up baked goods. I love baking and I love eating said baking even more. There's a store with kitchenaid products in the window I walk past a lot it's so hard not to waste all my money on such things.
Is there a "pimp like" power structure that you work underneath, or are you self employed? Currently self employed. I use to work in a fantastic brothel down in auckland, which I'll check with my old madame if she will let me link to it. It was great fun working there we had a gay brothel and straight brothel working from the same place and it was just one big family, but I moved cities and the only gay brothel here is basically a harem for the owner, which I'm for.
As far as pimping in New Zealand is concerned brothel owners require a license to run and advertise and workers basically just need to find a place they're comfortable at to work from. Most places the owners are great but some are more shady. I don't know much about street workers, I'm strictly bookings only but there may be some pimpage there, mostly I think it's boyfriends making their girls give them the money. Which really isn't on.
only gay brothel here is basically a harem for the owner, which I'm for. It's "testing the boys"
WAT? So he gets the D for free whenever he wants? How does that work? Here's the site, judge for yourself Link to www.matadormaleescortsauckland.com
Word. Holla at yo boy. unless you're saying I missed one somewhere in that wall of text.
Seems disappointing they're all basically twinks except for that one guy who's sort of rugby. Two things jumped out at me, one it looks like a three year old designed it. Two the part where it's saying all boys take Viagra. I'm pretty sure the owner makes them do it. And there's nothing wrong with twinks, but as one I'm totally bias
That's staying out of my history. Haha but it's just so appalling, you have to look.
Lol no I was just saying word, ya feel me... dawg? Am I gangstering correctly? Quite, yes, indeed. Gangstering to the highest of levels. I dunno my wild saturday nights involves new cheesecake recipes and Caro Emerald. Absolutely fantastic but hardly gangster.
Having looked at ads just for the fantasy in my mind numerous times, I've always been disappointed that my type generally didn't seem to be an option. That fantasy ended pretty quickly because of it. What's your type and what's the fantasy?
Cheesecake is the food of gods, mi amigo. Link to www.bbcgoodfood.com
I made this last night it was so great, and like the name suggests damn simple. Plus I got to bake shortbread and damn I love shortbread any baking.
This is going on a bit long. On the other hand, I bet you're quite the easy cheesecake. ha, ha. ba dum tisss Only for the right price, which currently is totally payable in cheesecake.
1) are your clients mostly one sex, or a combination of both? More men vs. women? 2) How do clients find you? So obviously protection. If someone wants it without condoms I just tell them no that's illegal and stop all interactions. A lot of my clients are hotels or places I set up so they're quite safe, but whenever I'm working I let my friend know how long and when he should be getting worried and text him when I'm done. I use to carry I police baton in my bag, but that was more to make me feel more safe than to actually be useful. I've had two clients who I was in danger with. I just talked them down until I could safely get out of there.
If it's alright, could you describe the situations where you felt in danger? Here's the only proper time.
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Best thing about this was my best friend was texting me during telling me how I was in a real life version of silence of the lambs and was hypothesizing over how I was going to be murdered. He's a great guy. . .
Is there a lot of curious men out there? I've done two so not very, more likely is doing a threesome with another escort.
Do they say it's cause they want a girl-guy-girl threeway and they owe their partner this one? The two I did the lady was the one who suggested it, and the guy was keen to try it out.
Common cliches? I have a lot of lines I use frequently when clients ask awkward question. My favourite is when they say something like wow that's a nice dick I usually reply, "thanks I grew it myself." It still makes me chuckle so I'm happy.
Agreed, any weapon can be used against you too. Except my wit :)
I think I am out of questions for now. Appreciate the time! No worries, from what I've seen reddit's opinion on prostitutes is we're all cracked out our skulls and have huge daddy issues. I just want to show then that we're everyday people. If you saw me in the street you wouldn't pick me for an escort unless I wanted you to.
That is so awesome! I occasionally flash on cam websites and I say the same line when they talk about my tits! Haha good on you. Do you charge?
As sharp as it maybe, i wouldn't count on it. I dunno, it's been quite reliable so far.
Im out. Okay bye.
What's the worst experience you've had on the job? Details! A guy basically tried to kidnap me, I typed this before but the comment got deleted so this is the condensed version.
What happens if you're not sexually attracted to your client? (For whatever reason: too old, not aesthetically pleasing, too fat, not hygienic enough, etc.) Did an over night in a town 2 hours bus ride from where I was (It was early days I was greedy) he thought I was too sweet for the industry and basically wouldn't let me leave. Snuck out his house at three am with all my things excepts my shoes. Broke into a lawn bowls centre and camped out until a really lovely guy I found on grindr came and took me to his place.
Interesting AMA, btw. I go through with my job, I'm usually not attracted to clients but they almost always have something redeeming about them. I focus on their qualities not their flaws make working easier. Though i do make sure all my clients have showered before hand. I have to put my mouth on you please be clean.
Rough situation! That sounds creepy. Glad you got out of that weird predicament. I've heard before that prostitutes tend to not find their clients sexually attractive. Do you combat that with Viagra or Cialis? I don't take anything, I haven't really had a problem getting it up it's hard to explain over text but you sort of ignore who you're with and let your body feel what's happening to you. Sort of getting rid of the mental aversions and letting the physical pleasure take over. A sort of mental paper bag if you will.
Damn that's scary. I'm sure your heart was pumping a bit. I've been in sticky situations myself but I've never been kidnapped. What is a "lawn bowls centre" though? A place people play lawn bowls?
Have you ever become uncomfortable with your own grade of service? Sometimes, I usually feel really bad about it. But they're giving me a lot of money for just an hour so I always try my best.
I mean has there ever been a moment where the client had a perfect face & body and outperformed you making you think "I should be paying him". I've only had one client who was properly attractive. Sadly he has a lot of issues which ruin the pretty face.
Has there ever been some awkward moments? I would imagine if you stayed for 8 hours and maybe awake 1h not doing anything but talk you would get to awkward talking points or one of those "why did I mention that!?" moments. I'm pretty good at talking with people but my go to routine is tire them out with exhausting sex so he can just lie there and cuddle for ages. But there are times I'll catch myself talking about something and I'm thinking, "Why are you saying this what's the point where are you even going with this?"
What is the most common compliment people give about you or your service? Charming, Professional and Nice are the top three compliments. Or my great ass either or.
Has anyone ever said something negative about you upfront? One guy once refused to book me when i turned up because I didn't look like my photos, thing is I'd had them taken three days prior. So I'm not quite sure on him.
You mentioned earlier you used to work in a brothel. what was it like there? do you prefer working solo than being in a group environment? Working in that particular brothel was so much fun. We were a big family and I never knew what would happen at work. Someone might come in late o we locked them in the dungeon or spanked them. Every night we would cook dinner together, because we figured that it was healthier and cheaper than all of us getting take out. Every couple of weeks we'd have a big fake tan up and we'd all be rubbing fake tan into the parts of each other we couldn't reach.
So I really did like that place, but I do prefer brothel work it's just simpler safer and over all more fun.
So let's talk about the money, how much do you make? How much do you charge? It varies depending on who and what, but assuming you're a new client standards rates are. One hour full service: $160 NZD ($137 USD). Over night, usually around eight hours, $1000 NZD ($870 USD) And then there are are the fetishes (think BDSM, water sports, outdoors) which I decide on a case my case basis, usually BDSM is another fourty, water sports depends on my mood and who's on the receiving end.
Most of my clients are just a standard one hour though. :)
That seems like good pay. Is it something you can do every day? Multiple clients a day? Some days I'm really not feeling it and know I won't do a good job, best part of being my own boss is I get those days off
How else do you judge someone then? If not by their past actions? You should be honest about your place in society. Judge them as a whole and you assumed I was addicted to coke from what? My Profession? Well guess what my job isn't all I am. I'm also a massive video game nerd and anime freak, what's the stereotype for that? Desperate lonely virgin. Well see that can't work so maybe the stereotypes society tells you isn't always accurate, sure there are drug whores but not all whores are drug whores and I know my place in society down here in the lower rungs where I like it.
Hello! Thanks for doing this AMA. I'm really curious about the law regarding prostitution in NZ. It's been legal since 1983 iirc, basically prostitutes just need to take all measures to be safe during sex. It's more complicated if you own a brothel but I'm foggy on those details.
1) How does the law overall feel about prostitution? What are the laws? 2) Do you feel like the laws are good at protecting sex workers or do they more try to criminalize them? 3) Any memorable incidents (regarding law or otherwise)? The laws great. the government funds the NZPC (New Zealand Prostitute's Collective) which is an organization to basically help all sex workers.
Thank you! Wish you all the best! No incidences with the law, though once a bouncer made me empty my work bag before going to a bar that was a fun day. Picture dildos condoms lube bondage rope sex gel massage oils and all sorts of things being emptied into a bouncers arms.
I'd give $50 USD OBO to see the look on his face. He was a real good sport about it. He says Hello to me whenever I go there and doesn't check my bag anymore :D.
How do you go about preparing for a bottom job? Enema for everytime or do you have a feel when you are clean and ready to go? I keep track of my diet (bran is good for this) to make sure I'm clean down there, I don't do enemas very often it's not good for you. It's pretty easy to stay clean.
Do you french kiss your costumers? I do french kiss them, kissing is always a worry cause a bad kisser can totally throw off my game. Usually they're fine though but you get the odd client who breathes in your mouth or uses way too much tongue or some such. But it always works out, just means I give more head than a normal session or something like that.
Are you concerned about incurable diseases such as HSV-2 that condoms don't help much in preventing? I'm concerned over all STI's but worrying over it is like worrying you'll be hit by a car. Sure it could happen and you do all you can to prevent it, but you don't let it stop you crossing the road.
Have you had any health scares such as broken condoms? Had a condom break once. Scared me but nothing happened from it.
I'm paranoid about hookups in general, so I'm just trying to visualize doing it so much... Last week I was with a hot Middle Eastern dude who came first, and without my realizing it, used his own cum as lube to jerk me off. I sorta freaked out after realizing what happened :p. Very few people can do it well, so don't feel bad about it :)
Also, I can't get turned on if the guy is even slightly flabby or not my type, so I couldn't do what you do! :) Yeah hook ups are always risky I've sworn off them for a while, just so much easier when I can say their times up.
I'm very curious to know; do you enjoy sex with clients? Does your job have any effect on your personal sex life, positive or negative? Sometimes I do sometimes I don't depends how good they are. Best sex I ever had was with a client.
I'm more explorative with my own sexuality now and I'm a lot better at it, but I've found I can get bored of people easily in my personal life. I've read this is quite common with sex workers though and it goes away slowly after you quit working.
Interesting! I have another one; once you've set up a meeting with a client, and you're on your way over there - do you ever worry it's going to be someone you know waiting for you, or even worse, a relative of yours? How would you tackle a situation like that? Well my website advertisements you can see my face well enough that anyone who knows me can recognize me. But if it happened I'd laugh it off. No one would want to announce that they found out I was a prostitute by offering to pay me for sex. Only weird thing would be if they try go through with it.
Haha! You're right about that one. And that sounds like a brilliant way to handle this. Thanks for the replies and the interesting AMA! Well I don't really mind if everyone know's i prefer to keep it quiet but if it comes out it comes out. I'll deal with that if it happens, but why worry over a possibility.
I like your attitude. The present is the only thing that's real right now and other people's opinions don't matter. Also, prude-ish social standards suck. So to hell with that stuff! Precisely, though the future is very important. Caring about what random people on the street think of you though? That really doesn't matter.
What other profession could you consider? I applied to take a gaming dealer course on a whim. Highly doubt I'll get it but that could be fun. At the moment I really just want the freedom to travel so this suits be perfectly. I think I'd suit any sort of high stress low hours job. So a robber or bomb defuser, something like that.
You worked in a brothel, how much security was in it ( cctv, guards, panic buttons or whatnot)? (im going to assume they got thrown out if they broke rules like condoms and whatnot) We had on call security and the business next door was big hulking Samoans , who always told us to come get them if anything went wrong so we were pretty safe. Yeah if they tried to not use condoms you'd tell them if they did that again they'd be kicked out, no refunds.
Also during your time in a brothel, whats the most common stories in people who work there as sex workers? (Like by choice or whatnot) The place I worked at was strictly no drugs. (excluding weed) So everyone was by choice, some where for money and didn't want a real job. But most had been working for a long time and just stuck with it.
So even your current gives you high stress or? Good answer btw :) Well it's a job you have to be tough in to survive. So high stress after this won't bother me, at least that's my logic.
Do girls need you? Everyone needs me I'm amazing.
But in seriousness, if a lady wants an escort she'll ask a straight/bi escort not me they're well better suited and that's fine with me I like to know I've pleased a client and I really don't know women's bodies well enough to do that.
On a scale of 1 to in-love, how much do you enjoy your job? (10 being in-love) I'd say an 8? Like I love it, best job I've ever had but some days I'm kind of over it. You get difficult clients or you have a slow week and wish for a regular pay check, but honestly even at my worst I've never thought of quitting. Which I think is pretty good considering.
Thanks for this AMA. I have a few questions for you that came to mind as I read through the thread. What toll has your job had on your romantic life? Do you find it hard to be really intimate with someone you're interested in? Has having sex made it difficult for you to truly enjoy it with another? And lastly, what is you're longest running streak with a customer (as in a repeat customer)? My romantic life is still as it's always been, forever alone ._. But seriously I just get bored of people more easily, but I don't mind I'm not looking for anyone at the moment and intimacy doesn't have to be sex so no I don't have issues.
No I still enjoy sex it's like asking a chef if he doesn't enjoy food because he cooks all day.
4 months I think? Really nice american guy. He moved away sadly.
I used to be a butcher and later became a vegetarian because of it. I eat meat now, but it took a few years and the most amazing spencer steak ever to change my mind. How many customers are a good week? If you had to place a number on the total amount of people you have had intercourse with, what would it be? Whats the shortest amount of time someone has lasted while doing the deed with you? Most I do is three a day so ideally 21? I'm currently at 185 people. I keep track for some reason Had a client finish within five seconds of just playing with him. Poor guy :(
Has your occupation affected being intimate with someone for your own personal reasons (with a SO or someone you care for)? How so? I find I get bored of people sexually very easily if it's vanilla sex. Usually for me to have sex with someone constantly it has to be fantastic, eyes rolling back in your head sex for me to keep going back for more.
do you have any kinky fetishes of your own? :P. My main fetishes are BDSM, heat play and I always find role play fun.
Those were always questions I wondered about those in the sex industry, but never really met anyone who I could ask without fear of offending. Kia ora!! Glad I can be of service then :) Kia ora is hello by the way. (assuming you were saying good bye)
How open is the culture over there in regards to your profession? Would someone act like they don't know you because they're embarrassed? If its legal, is there still stigma/shame attached to sex workers? It's still looked down upon, and I've ended a few friendships over how they act (More due to immaturity than distaste). But generally it's pretty good. Stigma is more just misconceptions i.e. drugged out, stupid, riddled with infections, but they go away after they talk with me (At least I hope so)
Oops! Eh, I'm from Hawaii. I always just thought 'Kia ora' was interchangeable like 'aloha'. Oh well, learned something! haha thanks. Got a pm saying it apparently is. Whoops my bad.
What do you think needs to improve about the sex industry in your country and others? Or what would the ideal sex industry be like? My main gripe with my country is civillian attitude towards workers. Other countries i.e. 'MURRICA really need to legalize and regulate prostitution. Like really it's not going away criminalizing it is just hurting your citizens and losing you tax.
Came in expecting some craziness, and left feeling underwhelmed. Although I suppose that was the point, wasn't it? Just a normal guy. Well normal may not be quite right. I am terribly strange but still a functioning citizen, which was the point I was hoping to get across :)
But yeah I've been described as a weird old lady before and I think if I wasn't working It would be pretty accurate.
How do you handle payments? Does anyone try and not pay, if so what do you do? Always cash first, even with regulars I've seen many times. Some people 'forget' my prices and don't have enough cash. I usually just go to leave and then they magically remember where some more is.
What's your workout routine? Cheesecake, wine, cigarettes. I'm one of those annoying people who just is thin and can eat anything and it won't show. Slim guys are a pretty popular type in the gay world and it's what I bank on.
As a female im incedible jealous.. :D. I'm really really sorry for you, if I could share I would (the not getting fat thing, no chance I'm sharing cheesecake)
What is the weirdest thing you've been asked to do and did you do it? Hmm, I think my favourite weird thing I did was paraphilic infantilism. It was all great but I had to make him swear he wouldn't use his diaper.
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Woah I hadn't heard of that before… interesting. It was a little strange, but once I got a grasp on it was pretty fun to do.
An other one ??? You want another example?
If this isnt proof gays are mentally ill i dont know what is. Well it's not specific to gays, it's more common in heterosexual men I believe and not all gays in fact very few like this.
If you don't mind me asking, what did it involve… wikipedia shows a range of 'activities' available for that sort of preference :P Sorry if that's too personal or awkward :/ No it's fine it is an AMA after all :)
Basically he was in a diaper and had a pacifier, he played with some blocks I spoon fed him and spanked him when he threw a tantrum and basically acted like a parent. No sex at all, it was pretty fun really. Funny thing is that when he wasn't in the diaper he was a totally normal guy with a good career. Goes to show you never really know what a person is truly like.
Yes please! An other weird thing / fetish / weird situation I can't think of anymore that are as amusing. There's the usual water sports and bdsm but nothing that will make you laugh. Maybe when I had to wear twenty different pairs of woman's panties in an hour session but I dunno.
Oh ok, actually sounds not too bad! Haha yeah it's interesting to see which people are secretly kinky... I'd love to be able to tell what fetishes people secretly like. It would be hilarious to know that the Queen was into dogging or something.
That will do, cheers :) No worries :)
Hahahaha oh god… the images… But imagine just looking at an old lady or a famous figure or your mum and knowing they were into some weird shit. I would not be able to get through a serious meeting without giggling like a lunatic and my mind would never recover. I dunno sex is sec no matter what you like to do with it. Better to be honest with yourself than repress something enjoyable.
You mentioned that you play MtG. What formats and what decks do you play? White is my favourite colour at the moment I don't have anyone to play with except my best friend over Skype but that really doesn't work. I'm making a day's commander deck currently which I'm excited to complete.
What about favorite card? Steel Hellkite will always be near and dear to me. It goes into a lot of my decks. :)
Nice. That card is pretty awesome. Also...what exactly is a "day's" commander deck... My phone's idea of what a daxus deck should be.
Have you ever banged a fully tattooed Maori? Many a Maori Edit: Either I misread this or you edited it after. I have had sex with heavily tattooed people, maori and otherwise. Not sure if it's meant to mean something but hey I've done it :)
Can you go into a bit of detail about this/these encounters? I'm intrigued. I'm confused, being Maori isn't something super special. It's just a race.
Curious: do you screen your clients first before engaging in sex? I mean do you check or have them tested before meeting up? And do you go through check-ups regularly? Not really, I protect myself with condoms and dentals dams and anything I could potentially catch is curable, unless something happens like a condom breaks. But I do have a look to make sure everything seems alright and healthy.
Do you play call of duty ghosts? Only FPS I played well is Tribes 2. I play League of Legends, Pokemon, Magic TCG, and steam games.
Besides I'm gay and don't you have to of had sex with your mother to play COD?
Are you asian? my friend is curious since u know leug oflegends, also do u knw kpop? Not asian, had a few people think I was asian (Note I don't look at all asian) but I do listen to K-pop a lot, Hyuna and CN Blue are amazing and Hyunseung is just way too attractive.
What kind of decks do you play in magic? Favorite format? I'm building a daxos commander deck at the moment. I have high hopes for it.
Have kids online ever flamed you and called you a gay hooker or something close to that, and what was your response? Nahh sadly, a few have called me a whore or gay never together. My usual response is, well you aren't wrong.sunshine :).
Pokemom eh? Do you play it competitive wise? Nahh, I use to but I just prefer playing for fun. Mostly doing Nuzlocke runs and such.
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