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I’m looking to explore TCM as a potential career and could use some advice.

2020.10.20 19:22 ohdeargodplshelp I’m looking to explore TCM as a potential career and could use some advice.

Edit: this ended up way longer and ramblier than expect. I’m just looking for any and all information on how to start the process of entering into the field of TCM as a possible career.
Hi, so quarantine has given me a lot of unwanted but probably needed time to think and I have come to the conclusion that I’d like to explore traditional Chinese medicine as a possible career path for myself. With that said, I know absolutely nothing about how to actually begin the process of entering into the field. I’m not completely sure where to go for advice/answers so I figured I would turn to the lovely denizens of reddit. I’ll give a little background about myself first and then a couple of questions. Skip around as you see fit and answer only what you’re comfortable answering.
A bit about me: I am a 26 year old man(child) from around Chicago, Illinois. I have undergraduate degrees in philosophy and religion which only vaguely apply to the field in question. Before college I took a gap semester in Beijing to (VERY intensively) study Mandarin and martial arts (including taiji and, to a lesser extent, qi gong). This wasn’t through a university or anything so I was actually living in the city rather than in a dorm environment. After completing college back in the US I returned to China (to Shanghai this time) for a little over a year to teach kids English. Falling in love with China and Chinese culture was never my intention, but clearly I have. I am proficient in speaking Mandarin, though I am illiterate (oops). Eventually I’d love to fix that. I’ve always been an active and physically mindful person, curious about the body, and I am the go to person whenever a friend needs a massage. I like to help people whenever possible and take great satisfaction in being able to ease discomfort, whether that is psychological, physiological, or both. I’d like to study acupuncture, massage, and herbalism first and foremost. That seems like a solid enough background on me for now and if you have any follow up questions, I’d be happy to answer.
On to some questions: I have been told that different states require a different number of practical hours in order to become licensed, and I am perfectly happy to spend more hours training and studying to be better at my job before going out to do it on my own. With that in mind, what are some schools or institutions that you might suggest to someone looking to study? If you had to start right now, where would you want to go for your studies?
I am fine with studying anywhere in the US (and I’d even consider parts of Canada), but I am not a wealthy person. I did well in college so I’d be happy to apply for scholarships and the like though. What kind of expense should I be expecting while studying TCM? How much debt should I expect to accrue through the course of my studies? Will I be able to work in the field through my school to ease this debt/make a little scratch? I know this will vary greatly, but I’d like a general idea.
I’d really love to be able to go back to China for even a short period of time to study, maybe a semester. Is it uncommon for programs to partner with schools in China or send students abroad for periods of their study?
As I have no background in physical therapy or any medical/scientific fields, I will likely be lacking some base knowledge that many others will have coming into the study. What do you recommend, if anything, I attempt to study on my own before diving into schooling?
Are there any books you would recommend on the field? Are there any titles that live up to the “every person in or interested in X field should read/study” sort of dictum?
Are you happy in this field? Satisfied? How is your quality of life and does the work put any excess strain on you (physically or mentally)?
Obviously, there is a global pandemic on and TCM is a very in-person field. As much as it REALLY sucks, I don’t plan to start this study in earnest until I can attend a school, study, and practice in person. Is there something I can do to better prepare myself for the study in the meantime? There happen to be a lot of good community colleges nearby, so I could maybe take some general courses online through those if that would be wise.
It seems that most people specialize in one or two fields (massage or acupuncture or or or). Is this the case and if so, is this industry standard or just sort of the way things tend to work out? I generally like to start out in things with a specialization and then branch out.
During my first time in China I fell in love with the counter at a nearby herbalist’s shop. It was this incredible counter of scales and tinctures backed by a wall of what looked like old school wooden index card filing cabinets from a train station. I don’t know how practical it is, but I have a romantic attraction to including herbalism in my TCM fantasy. Is there a real market in the US for Chinese herbalism?
If there is anything else you think I should know or any other suggestions you’d like to make, I’m all ears!
Thank you so much and, like I said, please don’t feel like you have to answer everything. I know it’s a lot, I’m just sort of having a hard time gathering my thoughts on the future these days.
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2020.10.19 23:19 Ainsoph777 Jesuit trained Malcolm Wilson was Nelson Rockefeller's political Kingmaker

Jesuit trained Malcolm Wilson was Nelson Rockefeller's political Kingmaker
" Proud of his Fordham ties and degrees, Mr. Wilson has served the University as one of the first 15-non-Jesuits to be elected to the Board of Trustees in 1969 as well as supporting alumni fund efforts for the school. At Fordham Prep, he is known as the man who took on the chairmanship of the school's building fund campaign that enabled them to move from a century-old building to a modern complex on the Bronx campus. " https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=4868
An occulted fact is that Malcolm Wilson, who was essentially a lay Jesuit (trained by Jesuits for over 15 years at Fordham prep and Fordham university)--was the political kingmaker of Nelson Rockefeller. This is admitted however by none other than the New York Times. Wilson, the papal crusader would serve as the lieutenant governor of New York while Nelson Rockefeller was governor, later becoming governor of New York himself. This Jesuit tag-team was honored by the Roman Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Francis Spellman at Jesuit Fordham university for crusading to get state tax-payer funds to finance the Roman Catholic schools! Quoting from the Pittsburgh Catholic, February 9th 1961, we read : https://thecatholicnewsarchive.org/?a=d&d=TPC19610209-01.1.1&srpos=10&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-Malcolm+wilson+nelson------ "Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, has hailed Gov. Nelson Rockefeller's proposal to the state legislature to provide aid to all students attending church-related and other private colleges and universities in the state. The cardinal lauded the controversial plan before 1,100 persons gathered here for an alumni dinner marking the golden anniversary of his graduation from Fordham University(Jesuit) . Introduced to the group by New York Lieutenant Gov. Malcolm Wilson, also a Fordham alumnus, he prefaced his prepared speech by saying, " I also thank Lieutenant Governor Wilson for siding with Governor Rockefeller to have justice for every college in the State of New York.""
This close relationship between Jesuit trained Malcom Wilson and Nelson Rockefeller is surely why a Roman Catholic priest, Teddy "Father SR-71" Hesburgh became the chairman of the Rockefeller foundation in 1977!
A write up done by New York Magazine ,18 Oct 1971 on Jesuit trained Malcolm Wilson.

Here are over 20 pages of catholic news archives on the lay Jesuit Malcolm Wilson! : https://thecatholicnewsarchive.org/?a=q&r=1&results=1&e=-------en-20--41--txt-txIN-Malcolm+wilson------

Now quoting from Malcom Wilson's obituary in the New York Times--we see that he coached Nelson Rockefeller into politics.
"In 1958, he threw in his lot with Rockefeller, scion of the nations wealthiest family, who had never run for office. Mr. Wilson became a political tour guide of sorts , driving Mr. Rockefeller about the state to introduce him to local chieftains eager for a fresh candidate. Quietly and just the two of them, they made the rounds in Mr. Wilson's own car in order not to flaunt the novice's immense wealth. Mr. Wilson sold his man, who then insisted that Mr. Wilson be chosen as his running mate.... Aside from his mastery of the state budget, Mr. Wilson had a hand in shaping the Governor's priorities. It was he who persuaded Mr. Rockefeller to press for federal revenue sharing to help states that were in financial straits, an idea Mr. Rockefeller successfully pushed after Mr. Nixon won the White House in 1968. " https://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/14/nyregion/former-gov-malcolm-wilson-86-is-dead.html

Malcolm Wilson also while attending Jesuit Fordham, was a member of the debating team, and he would join the board of trustees at Jesuit Fordham university. Jesuit trained Governor Malcolm Wilson was also regular attendee at the Manresa Jesuit retreat house in New York City.
" For more than a century, rich and poor Catholics alike came to Mount Manresa, a Jesuit retreat center on Staten Island a mile from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. From bricklayers to lawyers, from the poet Joyce Kilmer to Malcolm Wilson, the former New York governor, they stepped out of the workaday world and entered a silent space of prayer and meditation." https://archive.org/details/TryingToSaveAQuietPlaceOnStatenIslandTheNewYorkTimes

Malcolm Wilson was also a member of the board of directors at the Catholic intelligence agency Pro Deo subsidiary The American Council for the International Promotion of Democracy Under God . This is seen in a batch of declassified documents I have found on Pro Deo : https://archive.org/details/IlovepdfMerged10/page/n11

Additional connections from Malcom Wilson to Jesuit Fordham University include being honored by the Jesuit Fordham College Alumni Association on January 27th 1959, speaking at the1974 Commencement ceremony at Jesuit Fordham and Wilson regularly wrote in the Jesuit Fordham law journal.

" Lieut. Gov. Malcolm Wilson and United States District Court Judge Irving Kaufman will be honored by the Fordham College Alumni Association at its 105th annual dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Jan. 27." https://www.nytimes.com/1959/01/18/archives/fordham-alumni-will-ronor-two-lieut-gov-wilson-and-judge-kaufman.html
Wilson spoke at the 1974 Commencement ceremony at Jesuit Fordham : https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/List_of_Fordham_University_commencement_speakers.html

Here is a photo of Jesuit trained at Georgetown Galo Plaza, President Of Ecuador(1948-1952) , Secretary General of the OAS (1968-1975) with Nelson Rockefeller : https://www.trumanlibrary.org/photographs/view.php?id=69013
Pan American Society dinner at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City. President Galo Plaza (right) warmly greets Nelson Rockefeller (left). From the Department of State Album: \"Visit of His Excellency, Galo Plaza, President of Ecuador to the United States of American, June 20 to 29, 1951\"
Here is a quick background on Galo Plaza :
" Galo Plaza seemed perfect for restoring the OAS’s internal stability and improving the organization’s image. Rockefeller circles likened him to an “international troubleshooter.” Loyal to his roots as a major Ecuadorian landowner, lawyer for the United Fruit Company, and former student at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (Jesuit), Galo Plaza could be counted on to maintain order within the organization while ensuring OAS support for CIA subversion of leftist-minded governments, not only in Ecuador (where the Velasco and Arosemena governments had both fallen to CIA-backed coups), but throughout Latin America. He had also endorsed the efforts of Nelson’s brother, John 3rd, to introduce birth control among Ecuador’s Indians through the Agency for International Development, a major new policy initiative. In addition, Galo Plaza could ensure the hemisphere wide transfer of rural development programs from Rockefeller's American International Association for Economic and Social Development (AIA) to the OAS. Most important, all this would give Rockefeller, through his influence on Galo Plaza, added weight not only in the OAS, but also in any White House deliberation over using the OAS "- Thy Will Be Done : The Conquest Of The Amazon, Nelson Rockefeller And Evangelism In The Age Of Oil ,Gerard Colby, Charlotte Dennett, pg. 602 https://archive.org/details/GerardColbyCharlotteDennettThyWillBeDoneTheConquestOfTheAmazonNelsonRockefellerA

A Papist (Malcolm Wilson)bringing Nelson Rockefeller into the political world shouldn't be too surprising....Author Matthew Josephson brings up how Standard Oil's centralized hierarchy resembled that of the Catholic Church! : "As a member of the board of directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, William Rockefeller had long ago struck up a warm friendship with James Stillman, the president of the National City Bank. The latter, stirred at all he learned of the efficiency of the Standard Oil management, and of its hierarchic and centralized government, so much like that of the Roman Catholic Church, modeled his own bank after it. " Matthew Josephson, The Robber Barons : The Great American Capitalists, pg 286 : http://www.eindtijdinbeeld.nl/EiB-Bibliotheek/Boeken/The_Robber_Barons_-_The_Great_American_Capitalists_1861-1901__1934_.pdf

It should be remembered too that John D. Rockefeller Sr. was golfing with Catholic Priest Father J.P. Lennon when the double Jesuit trained Chief Justice Edward Douglass White "broke up" Standard Oil, allowing it to become even bigger! : https://www.reddit.com/Jesuitworldordecomments/d8vzkl/john_d_rockefeller_sr_was_golfing_with_catholic/
There was also the Jesuit trained Papal Crusader at Chase Manhattan Bank Francis X. Stankard, took a trip to Communist China with David Rockefeller in 1973 to make a deal with the Bank of China : https://www.reddit.com/Jesuitworldordecomments/grpp60/jesuit_trained_papal_crusader_at_chase_manhattan/

No wonder then a that a Roman Catholic priest Theodore Hesburgh was made the chairman of the Rockefeller foundation! Quoting from the New York Times : https://www.nytimes.com/1977/01/15/archives/hesburgh-named-rockefeller-foundation-chairman.html
" The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame, was elected chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation yesterday. He replaces Cyrus R. Vance, who resigned from the foundation board when he was named Secretary of State.At a meeting of the foundation's trustees in New York City yesterday, a replacement was also chosen for another who is to be a member of the Carter Cabinet—W. Michael Blumenthal, who was named Secretary of the Treasury. That choice by the foundation is to be announced later. Father Hesburgh is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. In his 59 years he has held so many offices that he has trouble recalling them. One of the most notable was his service from 1969 to 1972 as chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has turned down an invitation to join the Carter administration, and he would not indicate the position involved. “God only knows,” Father Hesburgh said, when asked why he had been chosen to head the board—whose senior member he is , having joined in 1961. “It was a completely spontaneous thing—I didn't do anything to promote it.” He is an enthusiastic supporter of current board policy and indicated no desire for change. The chairman works part time and is not paid. The job of running the foundation, with its $840 million in assets, belongs to its president, Dr. John H. Knowles. It is plain enough at the Rockefeller Foundation that there is keen interest, not to say amusement, over the predicament of the Ford Foundation, from which Henry Ford 2nd resigned as a trustee this week. One of his complaints was that it was cultivating a “fortress mentality.” To make sure that the Rockefeller Foundation would never be a fortress, Dr. Knowles long ago gave orders—which he alluded to yesterday—to be open to the public, to encourage wide dissemination of information about the foundation's activities, He even solicited review of his foundation's work by 10 other large foundations. “There is a danger of looking inward and getting precious,” he said. “I firmly believe one page of experience is worth a volume of logic.” He believes in private enterprise no less than in public, and his foundation is attacked for dealing with both. “I can hardly use the word ‘capitalism’ without being accused of being arrogant, corrupt, bestial with respect to human suffering,” Dr. Knowles said. Mr. Ford, upset because he thought the Ford Foundation seemed lukewarm on capitalism, also charged it with turning its Office of the Arts into a financing agency instead of backing Innovation to solve “human problems.” When Dr. Knowles spoke yesterday of the $3 million a year that the Rockefeller Foundation spent on the arts, he jokingly called it “the Henry Ford branch.” "

Father "Teddy" Hesburgh also joined the board at the Rockefeller Chase Manhattan Bank! Quoting the New York Times again, : https://www.nytimes.com/1972/03/22/archives/hesburgh-is-joining-board-of-bank.html
" The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame and one of the most influential clergymen in the nation, has been elected a director of the Chase Manhattan Bank. Father Hesburgh, a 54‐year‐old educator and chairman of the United States Civil Rights Commission, was elected to the bank's board last Wednesday, but the action was not announced until yesterday. A spokesman for Chase said that Father Hesburgh would also be named to the board of the bank's parent company, the Chase Manhattan Corporation. Frederick R. Kappel the former chairman of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, retired from the boards of the bank and its parent company early this month on reaching.the mandatory age. of 70. But, according to Chase ‘officials, Father Hesburgh could not be considered a “replacement” for Mr. Kappel because there were already three vacancies on the board. The appointment of the Roman Catholic priest to the bank's board makes him one of the relatively few clerics serving as directors of major corporations. The Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, a Philadelphia black minister and civil rights leader, has been a director of the General Motors Corporation since January, 1971, Father Hesburgh, who is widely known as Father Ted, will receive the regular $5,000 a‐year fee that the’ Chase bank pays to its outside, nonmanagement directors. In addition, he will receive $400 for each monthly meeting he attends. After teaching theology since 1945 at Notre Dame, where he was educated, Father Hesburgh was named executive vice president of the university in 1949 and president three years later."

Theodore Hesburgh was also a director at the Council of Foreign Relations! (1976–85) and a lifetime member https://www.cfr.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/CFR_annual_report_2006.pdf

In 1968, when both Malcom Wilson and Nelson Rockefellor were in control of New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund gave $75,000 to the Catholic Church for ecumenical purposes. Quoting the annual report : "United States Conference for the World Council of Churches — $75,000 for the Council's expenses in undertaking a series of joint activities with officials of the Roman Catholic Church, which are designed to define and mediate the religious concepts and organizational practices separating these two church bodies. " https://www.rbf.org/sites/default/files/1968-AR-web-optimized.pdf

Now here are some Jesuit connection to the modern day Rockefeller family. Current 5th generation generation Rockefeller, Steven Rockefeller Jr. is " the chairman and CEO of the Rose Rock Group, a global investment management firm established by members of the Rockefeller family.[1] Rockefeller is the son of Steven Clark Rockefeller and the grandson of former U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. " Steven was educated by Jesuits at Fairfield University! " Rockefeller received a bachelor's degree from Fairfield University (Jesuit) in 1985 and his master's degree in public and private management from the Yale School of Management in 1990.[1] " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_C._Rockefeller_Jr.
Rose Rock Group has recently invested into China... : "(Reuters) – Rose Rock Capital Limited, wholly owned by the Rockefeller family, plans to raise $2 billion in both yuan and U.S. dollar funds to invest in commercial properties in China’s northern city of Tianjin, the official China Securities Journal reported on Wednesday.Rose Rock has set up a venture with Tianjin Finance Investment Co to launch the funds, which aim to raise 5 billion yuan initially, including 2 billion yuan by the end of this year, the newspaper said. Rose Rock, which controls 90 percent of the fund management venture, will be responsible for daily management and operation of the funds, while its Chinese partner will focus on government relationships, the article said. Money raised will be used to build a landmark commercial property project in Tianjin’s financial district, while future investment will expand into other areas including infrastructure, culture and education, the newspaper said. (Reporting by Samuel Shen and Carrie Ho; Editing by Ken Wills)" https://www.pehub.com/2011/08/rose-rock-capital-raising-2b-china-fund/#
Jesuit trained Steven Rockefeller Jr. is Co-Chairman of Chinese Culture & Art International : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtNSjkK1i9o
Rose Rock Group has also recently invested $ 2.5 billion into Vietnam. : "An investment vehicle backed by the multi-billionaire Rockefeller family has reached a $2.5 billion ($1.8 billion) agreement to construct a residential and holiday resort in Vietnam. Rose Rock Group will partner with fuel company Vung Ro Petroleum to build the project in Vung Ro Bay, in Phu Yen province on the south-central coast of Vietnam. The development will feature more than 760 rooms, 4,300 residential apartments, 100 townhouses and 350 marina berths, as well as shops and restaurants. Rose Rock, wholly owned by the New York-based Rockefeller Financial Group, has previously focused its investments in China but is now seeking opportunities elsewhere." http://www.campdenfb.com/article/rockefeller-familys-investment-firm-build-25-billion-resort-vietnam

I have found many Catholic connections to Rockefeller Capital Management aswell.
"Rockefeller Capital Management is a leading independent, privately-owned financial services firm offering global family office, asset management and strategic advisory services to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, institutions and corporations. The Firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Salt Lake City, Saratoga Springs, Washington, DC, and Wilmington, Delaware. "
For instance John J Brennan, a board member at Rockefeller Capital Management is chairman of the board of trustees at Catholic Notre Dame univeristy! The Teddy Hesburgh connections lives on. :
"John J. Brennan is chairman emeritus and senior advisor of Vanguard. Mr. Brennan joined Vanguard in July 1982. He was elected president in 1989, served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008, and served as chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009. He is a director of General Electric Company, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and American Express Company; chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame; a founding trustee of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); chairman of Vanguard Charitable; and a member of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. He is past chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Financial Accounting Foundation, and the Investment Company Institute. Mr. Brennan graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. He has received honorary degrees from Mount Aloysius College, Curry College, and Drexel University." https://www.rockco.com/leadership/john-j-brennan/
" John J. Brennan, chairman emeritus and former chief executive officer of the Vanguard Group, was elected Friday (Oct. 16) chairman of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1. " https://news.nd.edu/news/john-brennan-elected-chair-of-notre-dames-board-of-trustees/
There is also Mac Broderick, Next Gen Advisory Council at Rockefeller Capital Management :
" Mac Broderick is VP of Midstream Commercial Development, at Tellurian Inc. (NASDAQ: TELL), a Houston-based energy company. He has worked at Tellurian since its founding, focusing on strategy and business development. Prior to his role at Tellurian, he worked in investment management in Russia and Ukraine. He is a passionate advocate for all-of-the-above energy solutions to climate change. Mac is a director of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a non-profit focused on fostering thoughtful, effective philanthropy. He is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of the Atlantik-Brücke. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service(Jesuit), where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Jesuit), the school’s flagship publication. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in global investment management, and an M.A. in energy economics and international relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. A sixth-generation member of the Rockefeller family, Mac is a graduate of Groton School and a native Detroiter." https://www.rockco.com/leadership/mac-broderick/
Then there is Brian C. Mck. Henderson, a senior adviser at Rockefeller Capital Management--trained at Jesuit Georgetown University.
"Brian C. McK. Henderson is a Senior Adviser for Rockefeller Capital Management. In addition to his new role as a Senior Advisor to Rockefeller, Mr. Henderson is the founding partner of Henderson International Advisors, LLC, which he started in April 2014. Mr. Henderson spent most of his career with Merrill Lynch, where he held a variety of senior roles over 23 years, including as Director of Communications, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets; Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch International; and Executive Assistant to the Chairman and President. He was also on the boards of Prime Merrill SpA (Italy) and Merrill Lynch South Africa. Before joining Merrill, Mr. Henderson spent 14 years with Chase Manhattan Bank, with responsibilities that covered multiple divisions and continents. Mr. Henderson is the non-executive Chairman of Augustea Bunge Maritime Ltd., and an independent director for BMCE Bank of Africa. He is on the advisory board of the Spanish law firm Cremades & Calvo Sotelo. Mr. Henderson also serves on many not-for-profit boards, and was previously on the Ethics and Policy Committee of the DDC for the First Judicial Department, Supreme Court Appellate Division, State of New York. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. (Jesuit) " https://www.rockco.com/leadership/brian-c-mck-henderson/
Even the Catholic former baseball allstar Derek Jeter has joined in on making millions via tax exempt investments over at Rockefeller Capital Management as a senior advisor! https://www.rockco.com/leadership/derek-jete
" Off the field, Jeter has not led an uneventful life—as the celebrity columnists are quick to remind us. But in an age of social media, Jeter has managed to keep his personal life largely private. More important, he told the New York Times that he is Catholic, recently revealed he always prays, and now talks about marrying and starting a family. In retirement, the process of maturity continues. " https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/10/derek-jeters-enduring-legacy

Here is some more Rockefeller Jesuit intrigue : " Lane Kirkland, the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (Jesuit) graduate who became AFL-CIO's top researcher and executive assistant to its president, George Meany, during the Kennedy-Johnson years. At that time, he was a director and strong supporter of the ClA-funded American Institute for Free Labor Development, which operated mostly in Latin America in cooperation with corporate leaders. When the CIA was exposed using labor and student unions and private foundations, Kirkland served on Johnson's commission to find some means of continuing the CIA's pet projects without their having to bear the CIA stigma. The commission simply recommended substituting overt government and private funding of the same projects that the CIA covertly had backed AFL-CIO's secretary-treasurer at the time of the Rockefeller Commission on CIA Abuses. Kirkland was also a member of Nelson Rockefeller's Commission on Critical Choices " Thy Will Be Done : The Conquest Of The Amazon, Nelson Rockefeller And Evangelism In The Age Of Oil ,Gerard Colby, Charlotte Dennett, pg 833
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane_Kirkland

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2020.10.13 12:03 remote-enthusiast I've collected 45 remote jobs published recently

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2020.09.13 11:35 yiedyie Who assassinated Culianu(foremost's Mircea Eliade disciple) and why, some new leads from FBI files, Internet and Romanian context

Fact number 0: Culianu wanted to reverse engineer Magic practice from Renaissaince time until now
«Culianu could have been killed for policy, but a policy of a very different kind. To understand who we might be interested in regarding the death of Culianu, we must recall another event, this time associated with his teacher. It was at that moment when Mircea Eliade, when writing his multi-volume "History of Religious Ideas", reached the period, describing the appearance of modernity and religious development of western civilization from the XVI century to the present day. At his home in Chicago in 1984, there was a fire that destroyed a large part of the rare sources and documents of this period. Never recovering from the loss, Eliade died two years later, having not finished the last thing in his life. After 5 years, his life was cut short, and the student engaged in precisely these problems.» https://katehon.com/article/great-manipulator-magic-and-modern-society
Fact number 1:
floppy discs stolen 1st time (November '89):
Mr. Culianu was particularly troubled, friends said, when his apartment was broken into in November 1989 and a computer was stolen. John Collins, a divinity school professor, said Mr. Culianu's concern about the burglary seemed "inordinate.""It wasn't just the worth of the computer that bothered him," Mr. Collins said. "He interpreted it as someone sending him a message that they could get to him." » - New York Times (January 17, 1993)https://web.archive.org/web/20140418100900/https://www.nytimes.com/1993/01/17/us/scholar-s-death-remains-a-mystery.html
«A month before the revolution, his Hyde Park apartment was ransacked. The Chicago police report shows that a TV, a computer, floppy disks, and bottles of wine were stolen.» - Linguafranca Volume 2, No. 6 - SeptembeOctober 1992

floppy discs stolen 2nd time (October '90)
In October, 1990, CULIANU’s Chicago a a e been burglarized. CULIANU reported this incident to [...] as well as, the CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. CULIANU note that the floppy disks to his computer were missing. CULIANU disregarded this incident faulting it on the area in which he lived.
FBI file source: https://archive.org/details/IoanCulianu/page/n107/mode/1up?q=%22CULIANU+disregarded+this+incident+faulting+it+on+the+area+in+which+he+lived%22
floppy presumably discs stolen 3rd time upon his murder(May '91)?
[...] examined all items and documents in victim’s apartment and office and was unable to provide tangible evidence to Chicago Police Department [...]opined that some of victim's computer discs containing future publications were missing and
FBI file source: https://archive.org/details/IoanCulianu/page/n99/mode/1up?q=computer+discs+
Fact number 2: The main patsy in the official version is Securitate but Securitate was disbanded in December 30th 1989, and Culianu was assasinated on 22 may 1991, also they don't have history of internal assassinations after 1964 and no external cases at all. Another angle would be the whole Color Revolution side, Romania is considered the first color revolution attributed among others to Gene Sharp school of thought, also seen as CIA front. Romanian Revolution is believed to be done by CIA see a good German documentary: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2147247/
Also a strange fact is that SRI(Securitate succesor) and Iliescu that were indirectly accused of killing Culianu were/are NATO vetted. Iliescu was president in 2004 when Romania entered NATO and SRI is a NATO partner security service. Also Iliescu forgave Pacepa who was a triple agent finally working for CIA, could it be that Iliescu was working for CIA too as a triple agent. Some services protested saying that Pacepa was a traitor.
https://www.sri.ro/articole/the-romanian-intelligence-service-supports-nato-in-organizing-the-largest-cyber-defense-exercisehttps://www.nato.int/multi/photos/2001/m010709a.htm
https://cmedia.romaniatv.net/image/201211/w620/74527_mediafax_foto_radu_vioreanu_49450200.jpg
https://www.nato.int/multi/photos/2004/m041013g.htmhttps://www.nato.int/multi/photos/2004/m040628a.htm
https://www.sri.ro/cooperation-and-partnership#:~:text=NATO%20Office
https://books.google.ro/books?id=E7KSflkRZoIC&lpg=PA253&dq=Ted%20Anton%20iliescu&pg=PA253#v=onepage&q=Ted%20Anton%20iliescu&f=false
And the so called "Vatra" right-wing extremist was just a mouthful honeypot infiltrated by SRIhttps://books.google.ro/books?id=E7KSflkRZoIC&lpg=PA253&dq=Ted%20Anton%20iliescu&pg=PA266#v=onepage&q=SRI&f=false
US diplomats were friendly to Iliescu:https://books.google.ro/books?id=E7KSflkRZoIC&lpg=PA253&dq=Ted%20Anton%20iliescu&pg=PA271#v=onepage&q=Ted%20Anton%20iliescu&f=false
Also his visit in Romania was planned latter that summer, wasn't easier for the Romanian connection to do it there if they wanted?
Alos Culianu had written about how and foresaw how the Romanian revolution will take place, could it be that they got his Script and did the first Color revolution after it?
Fact number 3: Ted Anton who wrote the only book about the murder never mentioned or researched anything about the subject it since 1996 until now.
A well-informed Romanian from America told me that the "Greek" is part of Zbiegnew Brjinski's personal team of informants, agents. Which might give rise to the assumption that Ted Anton's interest in manipulation rises to Zbiegnew's level.https://ioncoja.ro/culianu-nu-ar-fi-ajuns-la-pace-cu-asasinii-sai/

Fact number 4: Ioan P. Culianu was scraped from the University of Chicago Divinity School site were he taughh and were he was shot (Damantio Memoria?), see:
https://divinity.uchicago.edu/search/cse?keys=culianu+site:divinity.uchicago.edu
compare with:
https://divinity.uchicago.edu/search/cse?keys=doniger+site:divinity.uchicago.edu
https://divinity.uchicago.edu/search/cse?keys=eliade+site%3Adivinity.uchicago.edu
Fact number 5: Wendy Doniger she was everywhere when he died she read his obituary she said only good things about him:
he would not only tell me the best book about the subject, not only lead me or give me the book, but offer to introduce me to the author https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22197368/the_heraldpalladium/
But after his death there are scarcely any mentions of Culianu by Wendy Doniger. "Wendy Doniger's Chair is the Mircea Eliade Chair and Mircea Eliade personally picked Wendy Doniger for the post when the chair was created." https://web.archive.org/web/20160304022817/http://divinity.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/imce/pdfs/employment/doniger_CV.pdf
Most likely a political request for Eliade. Culianu being the heart choice for Eliade.
Mircea Eliade told me that in ten years I will be the best historian of religions among contemporaries, and he was not joking, he knew everyone. Ioan P Culianu, in a letter to Hillary Weisner, October 14, 1986
Culianu being also the literary executor for Eliade, also best friends and the reason why Culianu was in US in the first place.
So there could have been real ground for rivalry between Doniger and Culianu.Also Doniger it seems has some nefarious agenda accusations along that:
At first sight, the withdrawal of Prof. Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus, an Alternative History by her publisher Penguin is an all-round disaster for the Hindus. The nit-picking by some Hindu activists that the book wasn’t really banned by a Court but only withdrawn by the publishers themselves won’t wash, for this withdrawal was made under threat of a judicial ban invoking Indian censorship legislation, including Art. 295A of the Indian Penal Code and Art. 153A of the Indian Criminal Procedure Code. So, Hindu activists set in motion the existing censorship legislation in order to obtain the suppression of the book, which in the event came about by the publisher’s own intervention in order to avert an impending judicial ban.http://koenraadelst.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-possibly-good-side-to-wendy-doniger.html
and stuff like:
Earlier, in 1963-64, Wendy Doniger had been sent to India for a year on a $6000 fellowship (this was thirty percent more than the median annual income in the US) to the American Institute of Indian Studies which would eventually come to be known as a CIA front. The US had set up many front organizations in the academia as part of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 and AIIS was one such institution.
https://minds.wisconsin.edu/bitstream/handle/1793/38774/History%20of%20the%20AIIS.pdf?sequence=6&isAllowed=y
Apart from that she has an amazing resume and body of work. But the fact that she completely is ignoring her mentors favorite and her work is a red flag for me.
Also the Encyclopedia of Religions he did with Mircea Eliade was rewritten and Culianu's names and articles mostly left out.
Fact number 6: There is an organisation that has past history of taking a lot of people out, on US soil, from their own to presidents, and they were certainly interested in magic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKOFTEN
Fact number 7: Culianu was also an academic but also practicing magic, both with success:
[M]odern political oratory would probably yield a rich harvest of purely magical elements. Some of the least desirable of modern pseudo—statesmen or gigantic politicanti have earned the titles of wizards or spell—binders. The great leaders such as Hitler or Mussolini have achieved their influence pri- marily by the power of speech, coupled with the power of action which is always given to those who know how to raise the prejudices and the pas— sions of the mob. Moreover, the modern socialistic state, whether it be painted red, black or brown, has developed the powers of advertisement to an extraordinary extent. Political propaganda, as it is called, has become a gigantic advertising agency, in which merely verbal statements are destined to hypnotize foreigner and citizen alike into the belief that something really great has been achieved.
«Before Culianu, I only knew about Tarot that it exists and that it represents a kind of playing card. Until I discovered, quite amazed, that Ioan Petru Culianu pays a lot of attention to Tarot draws. That's when I got a Tarot to see what it is. I read, I think, about 15 books about the Tarot, to understand how it works, so that I can better understand Culianu's mind. I was lucky to come across some very, very good Tarot cards. I especially recommend Méditations sur les 22 arcanes majeurs du Tarot, a book of almost eight hundred pages, written by an author who wished to remain anonymous, published with a preface by a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Hans Urs von Balthasar. These readings made me understand how one can believe that divination through the Tarot is something serious. Now I know that the Tarot belongs to the great European culture. How, just like that, I don't think that divination through bones doesn't hold. Now I know the imaginary tradition related to Tarot, so I chose one of the most beautiful variants, plastic speaking, and one of the most correct from an esoteric point of view.» - One Romanian biographer of Culianu
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2020.09.04 12:03 remote-enthusiast I've collected 68 remote jobs from last couple of days

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2020.09.03 02:20 sambalaya From the late 90s, the text of the Improviser's Almanac

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Among my many improv books, is a tattered copy of the “Improviser’s Almanac” -- a copy of a copy of a mimeograph of typewritten “suggestions” for improvisers. I’ve had it since 1999 or so.
Nyima Woods (now Funk), my Level 3 instructor at Second City-Detroit, got it from Joe Janes. Joe Janes, got it from a SC teacher in Chicago a while back. While I was typing it up on my laptop at the old iO in 2001, I asked Jason Chin about it and he said to ask Noah Gregoropolous. Noah said it looked familiar and so we all asked Charna about it. She recognized parts of it as Del’s and both Jason and Charna thought they recognized some of Martin DeMaat’s writings in the almanac. Apparently, some of the material is from an old iO student handout, but people have been adding to it over the years…editing, appending or plain altering that which has come before. I later found out that Jonathan Pitts was the original compiler of the improv almanac.
Here is the text of the “Improviser’s Almanac” (corrected for grammar and spelling—both of which were atrocious by the way). It is very, very long.
THE IMPROVISER’S ALMANAC
This is not a list of rules. This is a helpful guideline that has been compiled and reworked to give you the aspiring artist some assistance in developing your ability to become the best you can be. Your instincts and talent should be your first guideline. These insightful suggestions should help you understand how some of the more successful improvisors made their discoveries that led to their success. Some of these guidelines may appear to contradict themselves, but then so do many things in life.
To improvise is to expand and heighten the discoveries in the moment.
Avoid preconceived ideas. Start each improv like a blank canvas waiting to be covered with details.
Always agree; never deny verbal or physical realities.
Follow the leader. Lead so others may follow.
Silence creates tension. Don’t be afraid of this white space; let it happen by using the moment to build to the next moment, logical or if you wait another moment, a possible illogical one.
Move action forward by adding to the last moment, not sideways by trying to wedge your idea into the fray.
A scene is an idea and a comment.
Always take the active choice.
You don’t have to try to be funny, laughter will happen just by being human--humanity is funny enough.
Action begins with the disruption of the normal routine.
Be Specific.
Start in the middle.
Play the opposite.
Everything is important, everything matters.
Try to be aware of seemingly insignificant detail, as your audience sees everything.
Try to become a better audience yourself, so you may begin to understand what it is that makes us appreciate a better performance.
Less is more.
The less you plan, the more you will discover, and the more you plan, the less you will discover.
Take responsibility for your actions. You are not always responsible for your character's words on stage.
Subtlety is not everything--it is everything else.
It is your responsibility to justify.
“Yes and, “ is always better than, “No, but,” or “No and,” or “Yes, but”
Be alert. Listen very hard to everything outside of yourself.
KISS—Keep it seemingly simple.
Always play to the top of your intelligence. Know what you really know; know what you can do. If you really truly don’t know, play your ignorance, real or imagined hold you back. Your honesty will help rather than hinder you.
Follow your fears; if you are not comfortable with some aspect of your work, try to do it anyway. Your ineptness and courage will be a truer source of entertainment.
Don’t push a scene, follow it and add to it.
Trust your instincts and intuition. Let your character help guide you through the unknown.
Try not to invent, try to discover.
When in doubt and at last resort, try seduction.
Wear your character as lightly as you would a hat; be ready to tip it to reveal yourself.
Play against cliches. Blacks, gays, Hispanics, etc., will be less a character and more of a caricature or cartoon, which is not what we are really after.
Play the game by the rules to the best of your ability.
A space can be anything you want it to be, and can have anything you want to have in it. Once it is there though, it is THERE.
Recognize the space. Own it, use it, make it yours. Adapt, adopt, and improve it by making discoveries that help define it even more.
Show—don’t tell. Trust that the audience will see and they will respect you even more.
Be prepared for anything, like a Boy Scout.
Straight actors in plays have to trust their lines and the play. Improvisors have to trust the moment and the other actors in the moment. This trust will be reflected in the reality of the moment.
Accept what your partner does or says, as you would a gift, not as a challenge.
Accept the other player’s reality.
Do not ask questions if you can avoid it. Turn the question around and make a statement out of it. Questions put the responsibility on your partners.
Make assumptions, but don’t scriptwrite. You only have what you have discovered in the improv. Again, try to stay out of your head and in the space.
Know each other, avoid introductions by sharing an assumed past.
Keep the action onstage. Don’t story tell or plan for the future. Try not to bring up the past. Try not to focus on people or animals that aren’t there. It’s very difficult to have a scene on what is not there in the now.
One should always know what the audience knows or has just learned. Playing against this will lead to denial.
Don’t let the little details go. By being ecological, one can create the whole. Those little details are all you have to build the bigger things out of. Remember the details.
Follow the process and the product will follow.
As co-characters, playing together in a scene, the optimum time to have known each other is between a couple weeks and many, many years. The ability to discover things about each other over many years can’t be reproduced on stage, yet the comfort of knowing each other and those discovery results can come across in the comfort of each other in the moment.
Play the realities as if you are living them for the first time; and yet every discovery must be made freshly, in a unique way.
Think of all your possibilities or think of all the availabilities.
End a scene after a new element has been added or a new discovery made. Also, if you are entering a scene, enter knowing you are either ending or adding information to help further it. Try not to prolong the agony of a scene that is slowly dying, but infuse it with the momentum it needs to end on a positive note.
Every character ever written, played or made is inside of you. Release them as necessary.
Rather than focusing your energy on what you're going to say, focus on the point of view of the character’s or group's activities.
Think of the environment as a multi-dimensional where the audience is a part of. The environment also contains an outside or beyond, and an inside--focus in and focus out.
One can do anything onstage: if one does it honestly, it is believable. This enables us to travel in time.
Invest a great deal of importance in what you are doing, saying, choosing and reacting to.
BECOME A PART OF THE WHOLE. Help out in any way that you can. Be each other’s stage managers. Help and be helped. It’s OK to not be Superman all the time.
Once playing onstage, take on a competence at something, with the confidence of an expert, at whatever it is you are doing.
To help find an end to a scene, look to the beginning.
As soon as one starts to tell jokes, one starts to treat the other actors as objects. Comments on the scene or to the audience are not part of the scene and can be very detrimental to the scene reality. They are also subtle displays of not trusting. This is also a sign of the player going into his head to solve the problem, rather than trusting the focus and the other players. The stronger improvisors try to make use of the discoveries in the environment, using objects or details.
Try not to tell, but try to show.
Do not talk about what you are doing.
For heightened object work, focus on the object. Give it time, weight, space, shape and detail. This will help the object take on more reality and the audience will appreciate your talent more.
We create the rules that the audience feels uncomfortable for us in.
There is a great deal of difference between improvising and making things up. “Let’s pretend,” as we played when we were younger, is only the doorway to creating the realities of the stage. Once can feel the vast difference between inventing or thinking and the incredible state of improvising.
It’s interesting how “dull” can be interesting.
Improvising is a bit like Zen Archery. One must misdirect oneself to be on target. Make your partner look good, being more than interested in them and you will look good.
Satire and humor = Tragedy + Time. It is strange how we accomplish this. Humans are unique in our ability to laugh at things, and after a very sad or tragic event, with some interval of time we can find some humor in it to help ease the burden or grief.
We can handle conflict or disagreement, if it is all contained within a larger overall agreement between the players. Do not argue just to argue, and find the solution if you must disagree.
No attempt should be made to emotionally affect the audience, unless the work being done at that time demands it. This is not to say we do not want to affect the audience, but not to hit them over the head with the message. Again assume their intelligence will allow them to feel for themselves.
There are no holds barred, anything can happen and should, it’s just a matter of when the holds are used.
Occasionally play against your feelings. Surprise yourself and the audience at the same time. This will help the audience from getting ahead of you.
Remember to give and take with equal intensity.
In group scenes, introduce each character one at a time. Let everyone have their moment. This will allow the audience and the other players to know who is who and what is what.
Share the responsibilities for the success of the scene. IF you use the analogy of a motor, driving the car. If there are six people on stage, then each person is like a piston and responsible for 1/6 of the scene. You may be the scene leader, or motor, but you can’t do it all by yourself.
Incorporate the moments of discovery from the past into the institution of the future i.e. learn from the mistakes of the past to help improve your future.
What we are is infinitely more interesting than who we are.
Try to end just before you speak.
Ideas reveal more when they are acted upon then when they are discussed.
The rule of three’s is inflexible. If something is done twice, it must be done a third time.
If you are bored, your audience is also bored, and this may mean you are not building anything. You can do just about anything to an audience, scare them, disgust them, please them, amuse them, but try never ever to bore them.
Explore each beat to its fullest then let it go.
Playful, direct, co-developed ideas, information or dreams will always be far hipper than one person’s alone.
Everything can be as obvious as a symbol in a dream.
For building a machine, go with a different motion of what is already there, and then interconnect with at least two other actions.
“Harolds” are like holographs or “Etch-a-Sketches”—the more we add to them, the clearer they become.
Try to bring a brick rather than a cathedral to a scene or improv.
Think on the laughter, talk and move on the silence.
When taking audience suggestions, put them at ease. It is not a test, or they are on the spot. Define clearly what it is that you want, and give a couple of good examples. Encourage them to be creative and at the top of their intelligence.
No scene is ever about the words that are being spoken.
Always respect your audience. As a group, their intelligence is higher than yours, simply because they have many more minds to draw from, as compared to your 5-8 players.
There is a wealth of humor available through status differences and the playing thereof. Realize it and play with it. The changes and shifts that are inherent are ripe for the taking.
Think of improvisation as worshipful play; in scenes, try to think profoundly and it will come off as pretentious, whereas profoundness will come out of natural honest exploration of reality.
Try not to follow on group activity with another.
We should be rational about our irrationality.
If the whole is going to be art, the parts must not strive to be.
Improvisation is the ultimate disposable art form; it is like toilet paper, if one sheet isn’t working, let it go and try another one. Try not to be tied to any one moment or discovery. One of the more important aspects of the work is to keep the discoveries fresh, and make them new each time, rather than go about the same moment each way in the same way.
Onstage the thinking should be in an ecological fashion, nothing should go to waste.
If one doesn’t play the game, one can become the victim or the game's punishments.
Try not to spend too much time and energy building a character, they’re already there to be discovered and utilized.
Most any common object or attitude can inspire a character: a lemon, a pumpkin, a Ford Bronco, a pencil sharpener. “The world is beautiful,” or “Nobody loves me.” Using the idea as a seed, let the character evolve to a flower as quickly as possible.
Be aware of patterns; play with them.
The challenge is to lose control, mental vertigo, changing oops into rarified logic. The discovery of improv is landing in the same play-space, and using it to the best of your ability.
There are no minor plays by a player.
After an exit, on your entrance, come in with the same attitude and new information.
If you are doing a teaching scene, the role of the teacher should keep fading in and out of focus. The teacher should not dominate the scene. The leader of the scene is responsible for bouncing the focus off of all the others in the scene.
If you go off stage keep your reality going. Visualize your off-stage actions, keep real-time going and then come back.
Learn to discover human nature instead of what you want the scene to be about.
What you're doing is to justify your existence in the where.
One should try to play out and fulfill the moment to its end before you go on to the next.
The best way to find something is not to look for it.
Do not attempt to parody anything unless you KNOW what, where, how, why, who, and which you are parodying.
Treat absurd notions seriously.
Derailment comedy; you think you are going down track A, when you discover you are going down track B instead.
Comedy can come from seeing a union out of two apparently disparate thoughts/images.
One old lady breaks her leg and it is sad. Two old ladies breaking their legs is strange. Three old ladies breaking their legs is starting to get funny.
Always be sensitive, aware and respond to anyone entering the space or scene.
In improvisations it is not a matter of setting out to “make things” but of letting the improvisation determine what it will become.
Don’t complicate the complications.
On becoming an object; vitalize the object by becoming the object.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, so respect your other actors because in improv, what goes around comes around. Remember, they can turn you into an ashtray, toad, or anything else any time they want to.
If you bring forth what is inside you, what is inside you will save you. IF you do not bring forth what is inside you, what is inside you will destroy you.
Every scene is whole; it is only incomplete on another level.
To look normal on stage, you have to expend some energy. This level of performance should be your neutral character. This persona is good for straight roles, interviewers and supporting roles.
Don’t worry about mundaneness. Any scene we start on a mundane level, by doing what we do, will no longer be mundane.
Try not to top somebody until you have equaled them.
Keep pulling on the string of ideas the something will take shape.
You do not decide your function on stage, the group in the scene decides your function for you.
Explore your where by handling objects (not props) and reacting to the discoveries.
If something seems like the obvious thing to do you probably shouldn’t do it. But if it seems like the normal weird thing to be doing, do it.
Identify an object. Let the audience know what “it” IS. Then you can use the exposition and say instead of “look at the car”, “look at the ’55 Thunderbird”
On speed rapping; try not to fall into the Robin Williams syndrome, remember, he is a stand-up comic. Allow yourself time; unless of course your character is a speed addict or disc jockey.
Choice: improvisation is a series of choices, you may not be able to choose the situation in which you make your choices, you are free to choose and think with your response to the situation.
Self consciousness can destroy your thinking, let the audience watch you.
Satire dignifies the object by recognizing it; comedy enhances the recognition.
Make accidents work.
What we are dealing with is a theater in which every decision is ecological and holistic.
The lowest level of humor is social satire, the middle level is thinly veiled allegory and the upper level is high fantasy.
Bring the energy or your life to your work; don’t suck the energy of your work into your lives. Ground that energy; return it to the earth and the muses from which it came.
Make the strange familiar and the familiar strange.
For object transformations, use what shouldn’t be there.
You can prove anything in terms of anything.
The more you tell an audience, the less they can imagine it. So we are searching for that privileged spot of Mohammed’s coffin between heaven and earth.
If you follow a fantasy long enough it becomes real.
Be careful not to win the game at the cost of going off the board.
Through theater, mirrors become prisms.
If you are lost on stage, then obviously you should be. So do a scene on being lost. Realize the next best thing to perfection is being damn good at whatever you do.
All masks are empty until they are put on and inhabited by the actor.
If you are always turning something into something you can never see what it is becoming. All your characters in your dreams understand your dream better than you do.
There is no idea as good as the inevitable. So if in the middle of someone else’s beat, and you have the great idea, let it sit a while, it may not fit or it may, but if it is the right idea and it is the correct one, then it will be able to fit in. If it was incorrect, or untimely, then waiting will prove how it may have been a comment on the action.
Try to remember the opportunity to incorporate rhythm at any and all levels. Each character, every moment, entrance, exit and line has an internal momentum and rhythm.
One aim of religion is the method of science, and the medium of theatre. One original function of theater was to find and focus on the problems and information of being a human in the current state. The truth of improvisation is about people. The objects, forms, structures, environments, games, characters and processes all lead us to these various truths.
A dream found is a dream lost.
Characteristics help a character express basic emotional patterns.
Sharing the history of the character with the audience can be seen as spoon-feeding. Sharing the emotion with the audience brings the history out.
All acting is writing.
Actors must agree to the ironic point, agree on the opening, then go.
Every line should advance the scene forward.
The faster you greet the exposition and get it out of the way, the sooner the scene can start to fly.
When playing someone who is young, play as smart as an adult and when playing an adult, try not to lose the childlike wonder of the world. I think this means experience each discovery anew.
Let each moment or beat have its time in the space before allowing the next one to unfold.
Let every object have time, space, texture and a life of its own. It is vital that you believe you are biting into a juicy peach and can feel the small bit running down your chin. This attention to detail is not exactly mime, but the focus you give these moments will be rewarded in the response to the scene. If you believe, the audience can’t help but share in your belief.
There has got to be more, but as of yet, I will let you make your own lists.
Peace.
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2020.08.26 22:20 CindyMorrisonwatts1 {Discussion} Understanding the Templaric Witch Dark Sable; the Moth.

{Discussion} Understanding the Templaric Witch Dark Sable; the Moth.

Understanding the Templaric Witch Dark Sable; the Moth.

Multiple Identities
Dark Sable’s real name is Leonora Djuric, but she is known by many other legal names, including, Leonora Delgado and Leonora Contreras. She is also known to use the name Gloria Contreras and Sasha Sauvé. She is regarded as a beautiful art model of liberal feminist galleries and as an Alchemic Mind Witch.
Photo submitted by Aaron Klein_which Sable is Sable?.---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
Birth Rites
She was born in Chicago in Mount Sinai hospital on November 5th in 1975, during a Solstice blood-moon. She shares the same birthday date as her 5 year-older brother, because her mother the infamous witch Phantasma Djuric recklessly induced her birth two weeks earlier to purposely fall on that date. This premature birth might also have added to her immature sexual formation.
Sable was born with a preplanned mission by her mother – this was to continue her feminist witchcraft and to mediate for her species, to bond and breed with her older brother (yes, she was born to become incestuous) and to rule and act as grand mediator to all of the Wikkani, Templar, Rosicrucian, Beldorian and Sylvan covens.
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Amazingly, she seems to have achieved all of this with pride, fervor and excellence.
However as an Intersex NIO Orchid, she failed in being able to reproduce more of her kind, as she was unable to mother children, due to her being born with the genetic defect of having no functional sexual organs.
This however did not stop her in having a major role in raising all of her brother’s daughters, probably a major effort on her part to redeem herself in this one reproductive failure of her’s. She also helped raise a much younger and un-blood-related foster sister, Lisa Shedd, a distant cousin to Andligian Witch Liz Shedd to whom she still helps to this day.
Photo gif by Miziak INC__Dark Sable is considered a Templaric Witch and runs seven covens.
Adult Consensual incest and the reasoning behind it
In the freakish tradition and culture of the Wikkani High Circle, the ability to breed incestuously from time to time is highly revered and her inability to do so has been a major embarrassment and deficit in her cultural beliefs and values.
‘This had probably led to the control issues she has with her older brother,’ says Dr. Levy Brooks, a leading psychologists from Connecticut.
Brooks states; ‘Leonora has a compulsion to possess her brother as a husband and mate, this was also the case with her own mother and father, (Viridian Cruz and Phantasma Djuric) to whom married and produced three children. This is a very serious and quite despicable mental condition that all so called Hexanic sisters unfortunately harbor. Sable’s inability to produce children leads to a fear of disconnection with him, so in response, she manipulates him in ways that obligate and tie him to her. Like a cunning spider spinning a web, she constantly creates situations to keep her brother close and obligated to her. – or else!
This is of utmost importance in regards to Hexanic sisters, but is especially manifested in Leonora, who’s infertile condition compels her to possess him more. It is assumed by Brooks, that her deep love for her own brother if manipulated regularly, can make her feel ‘whole’ and redeem her of her status as an infertile Wikkani female, despite her inability to reproduce more Wikkani.
‘It is a sad and inhuman biological/psychological ailment. And quite frankly, people like this should be forced into study groups and institutions, where they can be helped and advised to steer away from their biological incest compulsions and milked of their specially evolved genes to help society and pharmaceutical companies in creating new drugs and therapies to treat deviant sexual disorders. This is their real value to society!’ Brooks explained.
Photo submitted by Aaron Klein_ Dark Sable is a nearly invisible presence in the occult world, but she holds great power over much of it in America..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
As a Polyglot
Sable has a ‘jumbled accent’, as psychologist Susan Stern claims. This is caused by Sable actually thinking in several different languages and thus the accent formed is jumbled, meaning she developed a unique accent derived from the several languages she commonly speaks. This is also a common condition for many polyglots. She can also hide her accent quite well, while switching her identity modes.
However despite not being Hispanic, Sable adopted a Mexican staple-identity and speaks and writes Spanish during most of her public outings. The reasoning behind this is because she was raised in Mexican Neighborhoods for much of her life, as well as being close to Mexican culture and people, to whom Sable has admitted as being her favorite culture.
Photo submitted by Aaron Klein_ Sable's father is Viridian Cruz, the same Templar explorer that died in Centralia, Pennsylvania's mysterious ghost-town..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
As a biological wonder
Dark Sable was born a ‘Neotenous Inter-sexed Orchid’, one out of just 92 people that have this bizarre condition on the planet.
What this means to the layman, is that she was born with both female and male genes, and has no real sexual organs externally.
In physicality, she looks like a Barbie doll when stripped of its clothing, no sexual organs can be seen from the outside. But as with all people with NIO, she does have remnants of sexual organs on the inside of her body, vestigial partial organs that can feel sexual pleasure and like all NIO Orchids, she can excrete a pink sexual fluid during climax, though no one is sure what this fluid is.
Photo submitted by Kelly Mitoulkus__ Sable has the dreaded ability to project Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourettes syndrome 'tics' temporarily into people's minds if she see's fit..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
In all NIO people, this sexual fluid appears to be a semen-like ejaculation similar to what is seen from normal males, but only in appearance as it is composed of an entirely different makeup. In the early 70’s, researchers kiddingly coined this semen-like fluid, ‘Cherry-Drop’, because of its very strong and distinct smell of chocolate-covered cherries.
This is not harmful at all, but doctors are still undetermined as to just what this pink sexual excretion actually is, but it seems to be the equivalent to a normal male ejaculation, but instead coming from a female and delivered from a simple slit that acts as her private parts. This is in accordance with all people, who have this extraordinarily rare NIO condition.
So unlike most inter-sexed people, who have a mix of both sexual organs, Sable has none at all.
She was born with no real womb, but instead has a primitive slit as a vagina, and what doctor’s refer to as a ‘Cloaca’.
I don’t know what a Cloaca is, but here is a definition from Wikipedia;
(in vertebrates, a common chamber and outlet into which the intestinal, urinary, and genital tracts open. It is present in amphibians, reptiles, birds, elasmobranch fishes (such as sharks), and monotremes. A cloaca is not present in placental mammals or in most bony fishes.)
This seems to be an evolutionary ‘throwback’ condition, meaning it is a genetic defect that stops people from forming normal reproductive organs and is almost always a product of being born out of incest.
Although NIO (Neotenous Intersex Orchids} have no sexual organs externally, they do feel intense sexual pleasure when stimulated.
The major defect in the NIO condition is the reversion to prepubescent states. Because those who have NIO do not have sexual organs, they do not have the hormones to regulate their body into adult forms either.
This is why the condition is termed ‘Neotenous’. Neoteny is often found in lower life forms, such as amphibians and reptiles, like the famed Mexican Axolotl, a salamander that stays in its juvenile larval form, even into adulthood.

Photo submitted by Lilly MacBride_ Sable during a 'Dromedary Solstice' ritual in Wisconsin's Black forest..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
Dark Sable has a condition that is much like this and it can have some cruel social and psychological effects on human beings afflicted with it.
Unwillingly, Dark Sable has reverted form into prepubescence many times during her life. Without the ingestion of regular hormone therapy, her body will revert back into a child-like state.
In short, without her hormone pills, she will basically turn back into an androgynous sexless body form.
Photo submitted by Levalore86__ In a truly fascinating biological process, when Sable misses her hormone therapy, she can revert into a Neotenous state and becomes a genderless, childlike figure. Sable seen here in 1990 at 14 years of age after full-blown reversion and neoteny. .---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
Because of this fear of reversion, Sable has had breast implants, so that if she falls into prepubescent remission, she will still retain the image of a female and not a genderless child.
This is also the reason why the 44 year-old woman-boy, looks as if she is in her twenties, the only real advantage of this freakish ailment. And of course she takes great advantage of this in her identity camouflaging as well, often having websites or pages that claim she is in her twenties, to which people easily believe, and no one disputes, due to this peculiar genetic abnormality.
The Master of Mirror Blurring
Dark Sable is a Templaric Witch and one of the most powerful of the ‘Clever-girl’ witches, being able to mask her identity several times over and in plain sight.
This amazing ability is done through a Wikkani identification-mixing skill called ‘mirror blurring’.
In combination with her ability to fluently speak 5 languages, including French, Spanish, English, Serbian and Romanian, she can adopt multiple identities with ease.
Sable is a virtual expert in physical makeup, digital photo-manipulations and body-morphing and uses all three tactics at the same time, to produce photos, videos and real-life images of herself to confuse the public.
This strategic mix of image altering elements is so refined and strong, that even when talking to her up-close and in broad daylight, she can camouflage the way her appearance is actually perceived.
According to Dr. Alyssa Lorn and David Sale, she is quite literally one of the best self-image illusionists on earth!
Although this may sound melodramatic, many others have agreed. Sable does this clever-girl trickery with ease, all the while stabilizing one particular look, and she does this for a very good reason.
Because Sable is the top matriarch of seven different covens, she is highly sought after, so the ability to change her appearance at will like a chameleon is a very advantageous talent.
Though not sought after for any harmful purposes, without her ability to ‘shape-shift’ she would be constantly hounded by various organizations that plead with her to participate in studies and experimentation, not an illogical notion, being as how Sable is such a unique biological wonder.
Sable, despite being able to change her appearance and perception, does adopt one very stable and iconic look.
This is her real life appearance – it is of a thin but curvy female with light skin and short hair, almost always in some sort of ‘Bob-haircut’.
The Bob-Haircut she is famous for is probably an ode to Cybil Carnate, a long dead Templar-Wikkani saint from the 1920’s, to which she bases much of her feminist and Latina activism on.
Dark Sable will sometimes dye her short hair blonde or shave her head bald or nearly bald for certain seasons, according to solstice moon schedules and Wikkani traditional rites.
Sable also uses makeup in ways unheard of before, such as the use of makeup to make her lips seem thinner, or make her eyes seem smaller when in camouflage mode, as Sable is mostly known for having naturally wide green eyes.
Photo submitted by Aaron Klein_ Sable owns a popular alternative thrift-shop on Chicago's north-side in Wicker Park..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
Raw power
Dark Sable has a multitude of talents and witchcraft tactics. Among these are skills three-fold, physical, psychological and paranormal.
Sable is a master of Talon Bleau, and as a devout Yoga instructor and jogger, she stays fit and healthy. This helped her boost a particularly bloody martial art called Talon Bleau, a fighting defense method that purposely uses freehand techniques to break open veins on the face and body of the opponent, causing the attacker to ‘bleed-out’.
Photo submitted by Lamgy455_ an art depiction of Sable as the Moth.
She also has the dreaded ability of OCD, Tourette’s and Remote Projection, being able to tap into the involuntary reflexes of people.
Sable is also said to have a skill no other Wikkani has called ‘prompting’, an ability of some sort to greatly magnify a person’s emotions.
Brother & sister union
Despite being his younger sister, Sable is the ‘cultic wife’ of her brother Dark Riddle. She was raised by him since she was twelve and had gone with him during most of his arduous training under Dark Ripper. Because of this, she learned much of what was being taught to her older brother, simply by being present during his teachings.
Photo submitted by Peter Tusan_ an art photo of Riddle and Sable in 1995. Courtesy of the Museum of Occult Lore Connecticut..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
In Riddle's normal life, he is partnered with Medical Organizer Belinda Cardenas, this union has been in excess of 10 years, far longer than Fiona Guzman, Leticia Barbados and Clair Reno, all 'normie' hosts to similar powerful Templars.
Belinda appears to occupy the role of wife during his mostly normal living conditions and acts as the sole 'host' to Riddle and also his access to the normal world and its respective communities.
Miraculously, Belinda even as a 'normie', has some authority over other women in his life, including his witch daughters and Sable to some degree, as she is in essence sharing the same man.
It would seem, according to Susan Stern And Brigitte Leachmen that Belinda is married to one personalty of Riddle, while Sable is married to the other personalty. (Dark Riddle being split into two distinct personalities, (as diagnosed by the IBOH).
She also contends both have strong control over his domestic life and psychological well being.
It is often asked why Sable doesn't just simply 'remove' Belinda from his life and take the role as primary wife. This has to do with Belinda being 'Neophodan' a serbio-Romanian term meaning indispensable.
Dr. Lebow believes Belinda is a 'Neophodont' clock-clog in the Wikkani culture, meaning a very rare normal person with 'untouchable' status.
This is probably because if anything happened to Belinda, it would expose Riddle to the legal social world and this would leave a major breach in Wikkani Templar secrecy.
This, among other domestic reasons, is why Dark Sable tolerates Belinda's role and share-status.
It is not known if the two get along or not. Or if they even speak to one another, but considering the longevity of their closely connected lives, it is unlikely that they do not speak. It would be more likely that the two have some sort of pact or agreement with one another.
Whatever the case, Sable must respect Belinda greatly to have allowed this situation to last for so long. Brooks even suggested slightly that the two may even have some attraction to one another, as Sable, like all Wikkani are also natural lesbians by nature.
Belinda is probably seen as a hybrid of cult-normie schismatics in their world and Sable is smart enough to understand and realize her importance to her and her enclave.
This is proven further by the fact that Belinda and Dark Riddle have been together for almost 16 years now! Had Belinda not been a respected Neophodont, this would never have occurred.
Social worker, Marian Defalco believes Belinda has stood with Riddle for such a long time probably due to his financial ties with wealthy organizations such as BP Oil, Monsanto GMO and the Macarthur Foundation to which he holds great sway.
As for Sable as a child, it was during this time that she must have seen Riddle as a father figure, since her host parents left her during her teen years. Somehow this father figure became an object of her affections and Sable eventually got a ‘cultic wife status’ through sheer persistence.
Obviously, they are exceptionally close and Sable does receive most of the wealth and properties awarded to him from various mediation missions.
In this way, she is treated much like a wife. It is also clear she is very important in his life, raising his children and handling nearly all of his business affairs.
Riddle also seems very amorous with her in behavior and this, along with Sable’s own admitted deep feelings for him, suggests the two are abnormally close.
Riddle also refers to her as ‘Good-sister’, which is a typical feminist greeting, but also in Romanian translates to ‘Sora Buna’ – an age-old Wallachian slang term for wife. It is logically concluded that Sable has a great influence over Dark Riddle.
Photo submitted by Peter Tusan__ an art photo of Riddle and Sable in 1994. Courtesy of the Museum of Occult Lore Connecticut..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
What we do know about the two from their past, is that they both support each other, especially in tough times. And many believe Sable as a child, saved her brother from death during the brutal war with the rival Sabbat cult.
Dr. Dana Nibal says of this; ‘when Sable was a pre-teen, she cooked, cared and cleaned for him when the two lived together in the early 90’s.
Riddle was often beaten or came home from the cult war with broken bones and severe injuries and it was Sable who took him to the hospitals and cared for him at home.
Photo submitted by Anna Libs_ A beautiful art tribute by Alisa Seliverstova of Dark Sable in Ritual Marriage Garb and 'Cherry Drip'. Dark Sable 'married' her older brother, Dark Riddle in Black Forest, Wisconsin in the Grim-Ceremonial Dentok Ritual in 1995.
She was like a miniature wife for him. She also had to endure much of her brother’s harsh Templar field training along with him, so I personally feel that Sable is entitled to everything she gets from him.’
She doesn’t seem dangerous, but she is!
Dark Sable has a perky bubbly fun attitude most of the time and is quite a lovable character, but she has stabbed people with swords, literally ripped apart the skin of some of her attackers with her fingernail-like claws to the point that they needed stitches and even set one of her stalkers on fire in a public train station. These incidents and many more suggest Dark Sable is no stranger to violence, despite her harmless looking exterior.
Photo submitted by Levalore86__Sable is often featured in feminist oriented art books.
As an art model and business owner
Sable took over the feminist nude figure model position that her mother Phantasma Djuric once held at the prestigious Chicago Art Institute and is a nude figure model for an all-female feminist’s body-imaging group.
She also works as an artist and owns an alternative oriented thrift shop on Chicago’s North-side.
Her role as ‘The Moth’
Dark Sable is called the Moth for many different reasons, but is mainly called this due to her transformations of both mental and physical extremes.
Photo submitted by Arturo Diaz__ Sable as the Moth
This is symbolic as in a caterpillar turning into a moth. As a youth she was raised as a boy until her mid-teen years when she decided to adopt a female identity, which was unavoidable, since she had no male private parts.
She is also somewhat obsessed with Butterflies and Moths and often takes on the form of ‘Sirte’s Malka’; a demon-like moth entity that she imitates during ritual art performances.
As Tuner of the Fork
This section is hard to write about, since we understand very little of this mysterious ‘Chromium resonator’ thing, or even if its a physical thing in the real world.
From what we know, somewhere near a deeply forested bog in Wisconsin is an odd natural phenomenon. A series of phallic shaped rock formations that protrude through the peat moss ground. Near the center is a queer monument which appears to be a petrified tree.
Photo submitted by Ggotutu__The Petrified 'Tuning Fork' Tree is rumored to be near Gilian Pond Wisconsin, near a pond and bog that is not on any of the standard maps. It is situated between a series of erect rock pillars.
This prehistoric tree, though dead, still emanates a strange cinnamon like powder. This powdery substance is similar to the ‘Shadow Candy’ that Lauren the Red and Dark Riddle ventured for in 1995 in an Alton Illinois rock quarry, but were ‘relieved’ of their samples by the CDC.
It also matched the unidentified powdery material from an uncanny meteorite called the ‘Acorn’ which is now held in the basement of the Field Museum of Natural history in Chicago.
Author Jane Pittman, believes, because the Templar have a division that specializes in metaphysics, this is why they send Templaric agents to research and guard these enigmatic relics.
Although this sounds like a crazy conspiracy, it is in fact true. No one knows where the secreted place is, except the Sabbat, the Knights Templar and the Wikkani. But it has been suggested that the Wisconsin Park and Forest conservation already know where it is, but are banned from going there. They refer to it as the Chromium resonator.
Even so, a few high-ranking Freemasons mentioned a similar tree in a ‘tuning fork’ shape.
Photo submitted by Gleebyglee 2__ Artist depiction of the nest of ‘Sirte’s Malka’ the great Moth Goddess..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
Dark Sable is titled as the ‘Păstrătoarea Porții’ of this place. This roughly translates in old Romanian to ‘Gate Keeper’. But archaeologist Tim Murdock says it is better translated as ‘Cloud Gardner’ due to the much older Romanian tongue. Yet, no one is sure of its meaning.
During the 1998 interview of Frederick Garibaldi, he states; ‘I was told by an old Beldorian witch that 'Sable the Moth' sings and dances nude to this tuning-fork-shaped tree. It is an ominous thing with bark as hard as marble with similar patterns. And Sable seems to gather some sort of substance from it after offering her ritual dance and song’.
Photo submitted by Nomansland INC. Sable is said to act as a medium for the ghost saints Dara Nikto and Cybil Carnate. Courtesy of the Museum of Occult Lore Connecticut.
Dark Sable is a very mysterious and fascinating figure in the occult genera. In my opinion, she is easily one of the most powerful and unique figures in all of modern occult lore.
These days, Sable is still very hard to trace and prefers a life of privacy, where she can continue to manipulate and alter the world around her.
Photo submitted by Levalore86__ Sable's identity is still confusing to trace as she continues using 'mirror blurring' to trick potential stalkers and admirers. Courtesy of the Museum of Occult Lore Connecticut..---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)
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2020.08.15 12:03 remote-enthusiast Collection of 89 remote jobs published recently

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2020.08.02 16:58 zombie_wonderland Some excellent fantasy books by Black authors

Though almost absent in the early years of fantasy writing, the number of Black authors—and the recognition of their work—is growing year by year.
It’s impossible to talk about fantasy written by Black authors as a cohesive genre because, like writers of other skin tones, Black authors come from all over the world and write about a wildly diverse array of subjects in their own unique ways and voices.
Despite that, I’m including this list because most other lists of fantasy books tend to be heavy on white folk, and trumpeting the achievements of Black authors should help balance that out a little bit.
Note: I’m using “Black” instead of “African-American” because a number of these authors are not American.

23. The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark – 2019

Finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards.
Cairo, 1912: The case started as a simple one for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities—handling a possessed tram car.
Soon, however, Agent Hamed Nasr and his new partner Agent Onsi Youssef are exposed to a new side of Cairo stirring with suffragettes, secret societies, and sentient automatons in a race against time to protect the city from an encroaching danger that crosses the line between the magical and the mundane.
“Fast-paced, elegantly structured, and with an eye for the ridiculous, The Haunting of Tram Car 015 is an absolute pleasure to read.”
—Locus

22. Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron – 2019

Book 1 of 2 in the Kingdom of Souls series
Heir to two lines of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. Yet she fails at bone magic, fails to call upon her ancestors, and fails to live up to her family’s legacy. Under the disapproving eye of her mother, the Kingdom’s most powerful priestess and seer, Arrah fears she may never be good enough.
But when the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, Arrah is desperate enough to turn to a forbidden, dangerous ritual. If she has no magic of her own, she’ll have to buy it—by trading away years of her own life.
Arrah’s borrowed power reveals a nightmarish betrayal, and on its heels, a rising tide of darkness that threatens to consume her and all those she loves. She must race to unravel a twisted and deadly scheme… before the fight costs more than she can afford.

21. A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney – 2018

Book 1 of 3 in the Nightmare-Verse Series
The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now, she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.
Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head… literally.
“Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer… Delectable.”
―Entertainment Weekly

20. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland – 2018

Book 1 of 2 in the Dread Nation series
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.
In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.
But there are also opportunities, and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.
But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.
But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies.
And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.
“Abundant action, thoughtful worldbuilding, and a brave, smart, and skillfully drawn cast entertain as Ireland illustrates the ignorance and immorality of racial discrimination and examines the relationship between equality and freedom.”
—Publishers Weekly

19. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle – 2016

This novella was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards.
People move to New York looking for magic, and nothing will convince them it isn’t there.
Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table and keep the roof over his father’s head. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.
A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?
“This book is full of wonder and horror and pain and magic and I cannot recommend it enough.”
―BookRiot

18. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis – 2019

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst
The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls―but they know their luck is anything but.
Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings.
Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.
When Clementine accidentally kills a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.
It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.
“Davis creates institutions, systems, and power dynamics with real-world echoes, making the themes timely and resonant.”
—Publishers Weekly

17. The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola – 1952

This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings—among them the complete gentleman who returns his body parts to their owners and the insatiable hungry-creature. Author Tutola mixes Yoruba folktales with what T. S. Eliot described as a “creepy crawly imagination.”

16. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – 2019

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.
So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.
“[A] work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance… Timeless and instantly canon-worthy.”
—Rolling Stone

15. Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed – 1972

Hailed by Harold Bloom as one of the five hundred greatest books of the Western canon.
In 1920s America, a plague is spreading fast. From New Orleans to Chicago to New York, the “Jes Grew” epidemic makes people desperate to dance, overturning social norms in the process. Anyone is vulnerable and when they catch it, they’ll bump and grind into a frenzy. Working to combat the Jes Grew infection are the puritanical Atonists, a group bent on cultivating a “Talking Android,” an African American who will infiltrate the unruly black communities and help crush the outbreak. But PaPa LaBas, a voodoo priest, is determined to keep his ancient culture—including a key spiritual text—alive.

14. Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson – 2001

Stories in this collection range from science fiction to Caribbean folklore, passionate love, and chilling horror. Author Nalo Hopkinson spins tales like “Precious,” in which the narrator spews valuable coins and gems from her mouth whenever she attempts to talk or sing. In “A Habit of Waste,” a self-conscious woman undergoes elective surgery to alter her appearance; days later she’s shocked to see her former body climbing onto a public bus. In “The Glass Bottle Trick,” the young protagonist ignores her intuition regarding her new husband’s superstitions—to horrifying consequences.
“Hopkinson’s prose is vivid and immediate.”
—The Washington Post Book World

13. A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar – 2013

Jevick, the pepper merchant’s son, has been raised on stories of Olondria, a distant land where books are as common as they are rare in his home. When his father dies and Jevick takes his place on the yearly selling trip to Olondria, Jevick’s life is as close to perfect as he can imagine. But just as he revels in Olondria’s Rabelaisian Feast of Birds, he is pulled drastically off course and becomes haunted by the ghost of an illiterate young girl.
In desperation, Jevick seeks the aid of Olondrian priests and quickly becomes a pawn in the struggle between the empire’s two most powerful cults. Yet even as the country shimmers on the cusp of war, he must face his ghost and learn her story before he has any chance of becoming free by setting her free: an ordeal that challenges his understanding of art and life, home and exile, and the limits of that seductive necromancy, reading.
“Samatar’s sensual descriptions create a rich, strange landscape, allowing a lavish adventure to unfold that is haunting and unforgettable.”
―Library Journal (starred review)

12. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin – 2015

Book 1 of 3 in the Broken Earth Series
It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.
“Intricate and extraordinary.”
―The New York Times

11. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James – 2019

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.
As Tracker follows the boy’s scent—from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers—he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?
“A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made.”
—Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods

10. Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi – 2017

Book 1 of 2 in the Beasts Made of Night Series
In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts—lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.
When Taj is called to eat a sin of a member of the royal family, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves—and his own life.
“Unforgettable in its darkness, inequality, and magic.”
—VOYA (starred review)

9. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – 2018

Book 1 of 2 in the Legacy of Orïsha series
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother, and her people without hope.
Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers―and her growing feelings for an enemy.
“[A] phenomenon.”
—Entertainment Weekly

8. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter – 2017

Book 1 of 2 in The Burning series
The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable war for almost two hundred years. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine.
Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war.
Young, gift-less Tau knows all this, but he has a plan of escape. He’s going to get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. Only, he doesn’t get the chance.
Those closest to him are brutally murdered, and his grief swiftly turns to anger. Fixated on revenge, Tau dedicates himself to an unthinkable path. He’ll become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill the three who betrayed him.
“The Rage of Dragons is an uncompromisingly brutal fantasy in a unique, fascinating world I want to see a lot more of. Fans of Anthony Ryan’s Blood Song will love this.”
—Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names

7. Everfair by Nisi Shawl – 2016

What if the African natives developed steam power ahead of their colonial oppressors? What might have come of Belgium’s disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier?
Fabian Socialists from Great Britain join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo’s “owner,” King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated.

6. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes – 2010

Correction: Lauren Beukes is South African, but white. Thanks to the redditors that pointed this out.
Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit, and a talent for finding lost things. When a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, Zinzi’s forced to take on her least favorite kind of job—missing persons.
Being hired by reclusive music producer Odi Huron to find a teenybop pop star should be her ticket out of Zoo City, the festering slum where the criminal underclass and their animal companions live in the shadow of hell’s undertow. Instead, it catapults Zinzi deeper into the maw of a city twisted by crime and magic, where she’ll be forced to confront the dark secrets of former lives—including her own.
“Beukes delivers a thrill ride that gleefully merges narrative styles and tropes, almost single-handedly pulling the ‘urban fantasy’ subgenre back towards its groundbreaking roots.”
―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

5. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi – 2018

Ada is an unusual child who is a source of deep concern to her southern Nigerian family. She is troubled, prone to violent fits. Born “with one foot on the other side,” she begins to develop separate selves within her as she grows into adulthood. And when she travels to America for college, a traumatic event on campus crystallizes the selves into something powerful and potentially dangerous, making Ada fade into the background of her own mind as these other selves―now protective, now hedonistic―move into control.
“An extraordinarily powerful and very different kind of physical and psychological migration story.”
―New Yorker

4. Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord – 2010

Paama’s husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents’ home in the village of Makendha, now he’s disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones—the djombi—who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, a wrathful djombi with indigo skin believes this power should be his and his alone.
“An unnamed narrator, sometimes serious and often mischievous, spins delicate but powerful descriptions of locations, emotions, and the protagonists’ great flaws and great strengths as they interact with family, poets, tricksters, sufferers of tragedy, and—of course—occasional moments of pure chaos.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

3. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor – 2011

Book 1 of 2 in the Akata series
Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. And she has a lot of catching up to do.
Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But as she’s finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Will their training be enough to help them combat a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs?
“Okorafor’s imagination is stunning.”
—The New York Times Book Review

2. The Famished Road by Ben Okri – 1991

Book 1 of 3 in The Famished Road Trilogy
Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Azaro is a spirit child, an abiku, existing, according to the African tradition, between life and death. Born into the human world, he must experience its joys and tragedies. His spirit companions come to him often, hounding him to leave his mortal world and join them in their idyllic one. Azaro foresees a trying life ahead, but he is born smiling. This is his story.
“Okri shares with García Márquez a vision of the world as one of infinite possibility… A masterpiece.”
—The Boston Sunday Globe

1. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler – 1979

Kindred is an astonishing, fantastic book. Author Butler is a master. This book is often considered science fiction, but it easily could be called fantasy.
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
“Truly terrifying… A book you’ll find hard to put down.”
—Essence
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2020.07.31 22:56 Wuz314159 With Three Separate Laws Before Congress, Live Music Business Hoping For a Legislative Assist

Independent venues, arts organizations and promoters are getting a second shot at much needed government aid with three new relief packages making their way through Congress.

The entertainment industry is rallying around the bi-partisan RESTART ACT to provide needed financial aid to the hard hit live music businesses and arts organizations. Two other laws generating support are The Save Our Stages Act in the U.S. Senate and the Entertainments New Credit Opportunity for Relief & Economic Sustainability (ENCORES) Act in the House of Representatives. The legislation is needed as money from the Paycheck Protection Act for businesses has already been allocated and spent.
In total more than 2,200 businesses in the live entertainment industry accepted PPP loans of $150,000 or more, according to a trove of documentation released by the U.S. Treasury Department earlier this month. The number would have been far higher if the more than 2,000 venues that are part of the National Independent Venue Association had qualified for the loan program.
Of those recipients contacted for this story, nearly every one agreed on one central theme: The money was not enough for the live music industry to survive what is becoming an increasingly fraught situation.
— “PPP was welcomed relief, but it only lasted us for six weeks,” says Frank Riley, founder of booking agency High Road Touring. “Now we're way beyond the eight weeks provided for with PPP and we’ve still had to put 10 people on furlough. We're in the dark ages with no lights anywhere and we need some relief.”
— "We know we are going to be last to get back to normal and right now I’m focused on survival,” says Danny Hayes, chief executive for Los Angeles promoter Danny Wimmer Presents
“If people thought the PPP application was hard to understand, the forgiveness aspect is a whole new level of difficulty,” Matt Bailey, chief operating officer for label, management company and promoter Ineffable Music. “It’s clear the SBA wanted partial repayment of the funds, but with the shutdowns still going and everything happening, I wouldn't be surprised if the SBA makes it simpler to have everything forgiven, because this situation is so crazy and so unpredictable.”

The Real has selected 100 of the most notable companies accepting PPP loans within the live music industry to highlight, representing loans worth between $64.1 million and $148.4 million. We hope the disclosure of these payments highlight the need for additional funding and demonstrate how many organizations need help.

$5 Million - $10 Million
THE CARNEGIE HALL CORPORATION
THE BROOKLYN ADADEMY OF MUSIC, INC.
SEATGEEK INC

$2 Million - $5 Million
TICKETNETWORK, INC.
SUPERFLY EVENTS, LLC
SXSW LLC
RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT LLC
AGENCY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, INC., A
NAVY PIER, INC.
SPARTAN RACE INC
CHICAGO THEATRE GROUP INC
PLAYHOUSE SQUARE FOUNDATION

$1 Million - $2 Million
KNITTING FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
THE FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
FIRST AVENUE PRODUCTIONS, LLC
MECA OMAHA VENUES
BRIC ARTS MEDIA BKLYN, INC.
RAY CAMMACK SHOWS, INC.
PMI ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC.
EVENTVEST INC.
TRI STAR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC.
ROCK SOUL, INC. (FANTASIA)
BANDSINTOWN GROUP INC
BROKER GENIUS INC
LIVESTYLE, INC.

$350,000 - $1 Million ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
BELLY UP TAVERN LLC
COLORADO SPRINGS WORLD ARENA
EVENT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (ULTRA MUSIC)
VENUWORKS, INC.
JAM PRODUCTIONS, LTD.
MILLS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE LLC
TICKPICK LLC
THE BOMB FACTORY DALLAS LP
NUGS.NET ENTERPRISES
REMOTE CONTROL PRODUCTIONS, INC. (HANS ZIMMER)
REO SPEEDWAGON INC
PHISH, INC.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS, LLC
PEARL JAM TOURING INC
ACTIVIST ARTISTS MANAGEMENT, LLC
THREE SIX ZERO Tour, INC
MADISON HOUSE LLC
CRUSH MUSIC MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
MICK ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Q PRIME INC.
DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS LLC
EAGLES TOURING CO II FOREIGN LLC
HITCO ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Z2 ENTERTAINMENT LLC
ESTEFAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
ZAC BROWN COLLECTIVE INC
LADY A'D PRODUCTIONS, INC.
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS, INC

$150,000-$350,000
PLANET OAR, INC.
MUSIC BOX SAN DIEGO, LLC
THALIA HALL CHICAGO LLC
EFFECT PARTNERS, INC.
RCUP
THE ORANGE PEEL SOCIAL AID AND PLEASURE CLUB LLC
JADE PRESENTS, LLC
CHIPPEWA VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVALS, INC
OGLEBAY INSTITUTE
ROMEO ENTERTAINMENT Tour, INC.
DIRTY HEADS TOURING, INC.
MUSE/IQUE
PAPA ROACH TOURING, INC.
TOOL TOURING INC
WIZ KHALIFA TOURING, INC.
TICKET ALTERNATIVE LLC
UMPHREY'S MCGEE, INC.
FOURWARD, INC.
HIGH ROAD TOURING, LLC
INEFFABLE MUSIC GROUP, INC.
PARADISE ARTISTS INC
PARTISAN ARTS, INC.
SOUND TALENT GROUP LLC
THE SHALIZI GROUP, INC
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, LLC
GROUND CONTROL TOURING, INC.
UNIVERSAL ATTRACTIONS, INC
CMJ MEDIA LLC
MORRIS HIGHAM MANAGEMENT, LLC
311 TOURING INC.
KENNY G INC.
PENTATONIX TOURING, INC
SEVENDUST TOURING, INC
STOOPID TOURING, INC.
WEEZER TOURING, INC.
YANNI INC
DRU HILL LLC
THE REVIVALISTS LLC
JASON ISBELL TOURING, INC.
RASCAL FLATTS TOURING, INC.
THE BLACK KEYS, INC
WHITE OAK ENTERTAINMENT LLC
RIOT FEST CORPORATION
BEAVER PRODUCTIONS INC
TICKET KING MINNESOTA, INC
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2020.07.22 23:02 GhostfacexProdigy SOAC and the ESG SPAC ETF

SOAC and the ESG SPAC ETF
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has risen greatly in popularity in recent time. With many factors (including Covid) raising awareness around ESG it would appear there has never been a better time to invest in this market trend/values (besides maybe six months ago).
Government subsidies, decarbonization, climate change, industrial/infrastructure upgrades, technological advancements, ESG popularity, greenwashing and police brutality are but a few of the catalysts favouring ESG focused companies (ETFs, funds and SPACs like SPAQ/SOAC). The recent growth in EV market, solar stocks, renewable energy, Tesla, the Juneteenth stock’s and the green energy market (including SPACs - NKLA SHLL SPAQ) are but a few of the benefiters of this “movement” to date.
It’s not just day trading millennials (beckys/RH) who love this stuff but hedge funds are also benefiting from this trend (that is here to stay). It might be a personal belief of mine coupled with my passion for environmentalism but market trends do not lie (although can pop) – and if I can profit from this, why not?
SPAQ SHLL SOAC FMCI BMRG HCCH NKLA BLNK DGLY SOLO EVSI NIO UONE BYFC FMCI BYND RUN WKHS TSLA SHRM.. - a few quick/recent examples of companies with strong ESG verticals absolutely crushing the market. I watched the rise of DKNG (Atlanta fan haha) and NKLA (no product lol) but took a pass because I didn’t fully understand SPACs at the time - don’t be that guy..
Furthermore, ESG funds tend to outperform traditional investments (during downturns - like covid – and some SPACs were a safe haven (because of something called Escrow).
It seems like we need a SPAC ETF ESG focused on some of the above mentioned.. more like needed it six months ago??
Very Basic (and inconclusive without further) Market Research:
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** all info sourced in links**
“A poll … by JP Morgan of 50 global institutions with $12.9 trillion under management found that 71% of respondents felt the economic shock of Covid-19 would increase awareness and actions globally to tackle climate change and “high impact, high probability” events like it. “Over the long run, COVID-19 could prove to be a major turning point for ESG investing,” said Jean-Xavier Hecker and Hugo Dubourg, co-heads of ESG and Sustainability at JP Morgan. “
https://www.barrons.com/articles/spartan-fisker-spac-electric-vehicle-stocks-51594646511?mod=hp_INTERESTS_technology&refsec=hp_INTERESTS_technology
The ESG SPAC Space:
There are a few (openly) ESG focused SPACs right now - SOAC is arguably the best. When you invest in a SPAC remember – you are investing in the team ie management, UW, legal and institutional backing (follow the money)..
Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp. SOAC
Structure:
345m - 100% still in Trust 18mo term – I like the short term (maybe we see a CCXX or BMRG early announcement) IPO May 6 2020 – Love the confidence of IPOing in the face of Covid ½ Warrant/Unit Citigroup running the books solo Kirkland and Ellis & Davis Polk and Wardwell are lawyers involved Crescent term threshold of $9.2
Business Proposal:
“We believe that there are significant, attractive investment opportunities that exist within industries that benefit from strong Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) profiles. While investing in ESG covers a broad range of themes, we are focused on evaluating suitable targets that have existing environmental sustainability practices or that may benefit, both operationally and economically, from our management team’s commitment and expertise in executing such practices. We believe our management team’s experience allows us to evaluate targets in industries such as manufacturing (including auto, building materials), chemicals, services (including waste, environmental, construction), logistics (including transportation, distribution), technology (hardware, software, devices), agriculture (including biofuels) and energy (with focus on renewable generation, utility services, energy efficiency/management), among others. Furthermore, our target universe could include companies undergoing a transition to increase their environmental sustainability profiles, reflecting an opportunity to bring environmentally sustainable practices to companies that may not have historically been focused on environmental sustainability. We believe there is a wide array of companies undergoing this “brown-to-green” transition in our target universe. Companies in our target universe tend to have stable growth rates and would greatly benefit from access to public market capital.”
Management:
“The SOAC management team has extensive experience in operating and managing sustainability initiatives within a wide range of companies and industries throughout the U.S.”
Scott Honour (the one and only) serves as the Chairman of our board of directors. Mr. Honour has over 30 years of private equity investment experience and has been involved in over 100 transactions totalling over $20 billion in transaction value. Mr. Honour is Managing Partner of Northern Pacific Group (“NPG”), a private equity firm, which he co-founded in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Honour was at The Gores Group, a Los Angeles based private equity firm, for 10 years, serving as Senior Managing Director and one of the firm’s top executives. During his time at The Gores Group, the firm raised four funds, totaling $4 billion in aggregate, and made over 35 investments. Mr. Honour also served on the investment committee for The Gores Group. Prior to joining The Gores Group, Mr. Honour was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank from 2000 to 2002 and was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1991 to 2000. Mr. Honour began his career at Trammell Crow Company in 1988. Mr. Honour has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies including Solar Spectrum Holdings LLC, Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., 1st Choice Delivery, LLC, United Language Group, Inc., Renters Warehouse LLC, Real Dolmen (REM:BB) and Westwood One, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: WWON), and is a co-founder of Titan CNG LLC and YapStone Inc. Mr. Honour earned a B.S. and B.A., cum laude, in Business Administration and Economics from Pepperdine University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
David Quiram serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Quiram has over 20 years of leadership experience in technology, strategy and finance organizations with a deep understanding of the chemicals, emerging technology, bioscience and energy sectors. Previously, Dr. Quiram served as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Tax at GenOn Energy (“GenOn”) from 2017 until 2019 where he was responsible for standing up the financial and administrative functions of GenOn as a stand-alone entity from NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG). Prior to that, Dr. Quiram served as Head of Investments for Enterprise Services of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) from 2014 until 2017 where he directed investments into products and services. From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Quiram was with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as a Senior Manager in their Strategy practice focused on transforming utilities, independent power producers, and energy retailers. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Quiram worked at multiple roles at TXU Energy starting in finance and later served as Vice President of Retail Pricing and Procurement where he led the pricing and hedging for TXU Energy’s retail portfolio. Dr. Quiram began his career at McKinsey & Co where he worked as an Engagement Manager from 2001 until 2005, and as a Research Scientist at DuPont (NYSE: DD) from 1998 to 2001. Dr. Quiram earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rick Gaenzle has agreed to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Gaenzle has over 30 years of private equity investment and corporate finance experience; he is the founder and currently serves as a Managing Director of Gilbert Global Equity Capital, L.L.C., the principal investment advisor to Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P. and related entities, a $1.2 billion leveraged buyout and private equity fund. Mr. Gaenzle has spent the last twenty-eight years at Gilbert Global and its predecessor entity, completing over 110 direct equity investments, co-investments and add-on acquisitions for portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Gaenzle was a Principal of Soros Capital L.P., the principal venture capital and leveraged equity entity of the Quantum Group of Funds and a principal advisor to Quantum Industrial Holdings Ltd. Prior to joining Soros Capital, Mr. Gaenzle held various positions at PaineWebber Inc. Mr. Gaenzle currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Impact Delta, an impact-investing and impact-measurement advisory firm; an Operating Partner of NPG; and Chairman of Lake Street Homes, a single-family rental investment vehicle. Mr. Gaenzle holds a B.A. from Hartwick College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.
Isaac Barchas has agreed to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Barchas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Research Bridge Partners (“RBP”), a socially-driven investment company, which he founded in 2016. RBP uses both concessionary and nonconcessionary investment to create startup companies based on university research and advance those companies into the venture capital markets. Prior to founding RBP, Mr. Barchas led the Austin Technology Incubator (“ATI”) at The University of Texas at Austin from 2006 to 2016. ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator was the first university clean tech incubation program in the United States. During Mr. Barchas’ leadership, ATI companies raised over $1 billion in the capital markets. Mr. Barchas joined the university from McKinsey & Co., where he worked in the Chicago, Sydney, Auckland, and Dallas offices, from 1996 to 2006 and served on the leadership teams of McKinsey’s North American Healthcare Practice and Global Organization Practice. Mr. Barchas has served on multiple private company boards and on philanthropic boards including Pecan Street Inc., the largest analytically-focused clean energy and climate data consortium in the United States, where he was a founding board member. Mr. Barchas earned a J.D. (honors) and M.A. (Century Fellowship) from The University of Chicago. He received an A.B. from Stanford University (honors and Phi Beta Kappa).
Justin Kelly has agreed to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Kelly is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Winslow Capital Management, LLC (“Winslow Capital”), Nuveen’s center of excellence for growth investing. Mr. Kelly also serves as lead portfolio manager on the firm’s flagship U.S. Large Cap Growth Strategy. Mr. Kelly has been with Winslow Capital for over two decades and has transformed the firm from a single strategy, niche investment firm to a thought leader globally in growth equity investing with four strategies. Prior to joining Winslow Capital in 1999, Mr. Kelly was an equity analyst at Investment Advisors in Minneapolis. Prior to that, Mr. Kelly worked at Prudential Bache, from 1993 to 1996 as Investment Banker, and Salomon Brothers, from 1996 to 1997 as Investment Banker. Mr. Kelly earned a B.S. in Finance/Investments from Babson College.
Our management team will be supported by NPG, a technology and business services focused private equity firm based in Wayzata, Minnesota. NPG has considerable experience investing in ESG related portfolio companies with community impact, workplace diversity and integrity, and environmental resource management acting as cornerstones to key investment decisions. NPG has offset its carbon footprint to net zero, achieving CarbonNeutral® status. The partners of NPG have been involved in acquisitions, financings and advisory transactions totaling over $20 billion in transaction value and have significant experience investing across a variety of economic cycles and a track record of identifying high-quality assets, businesses and management teams with significant resources, capital and optimization potential. We believe that we will benefit from NPG’s prior experience.”
PRESS RELEASE
ESG RESOURCES
CEO BREIF INTERVIEW
https://www.greenspac.com/ceo-scott-leonard-explains-why-now-is-the-right-time-for-a-spac/
SPAC Risks:
SPAC’s tend to be 50/50 after merger IMO Potential EV or ESG bubble might be forming Does anyone have an example of a SPAC in the last 15 years (or later) that has liquidated and didn’t pay out? (I honestly haven’t looked) I see 0.1% risk in SPAC shares/units long term (thanks to escrow)
Final Thoughts:
Future (disruptive) ESG companies (like PureCycle) might want to try and avoid previous mistakes (like UBER) by going the public via the SPAC route... Its kind of a thing these days (thank you Covid) and helps them to make more money faster, price their deal properly/more efficiently and gain (those all-important wall street) connections – I see you SPAQ .. also anyone else see spacs drop in the WSJ?
Completely speculative possible ESG SPAC’s – IPOC/IPOB, HCAC/JIH, GMHI/NPA, SBE/ALUS/TDAC, KCAC/SSPK, or JWS/PTSH? Who else are we missing?? Who else will pivot like SHLL, SPAQ, HCCH or get a BlackRock PIPE??
PS: This is not investment advice and I have positions in some of the above.
TLDR: ESG trend is here to stay and SOAC is a ESG SPAC
**check out the discord link for more resources and tools**
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2020.07.14 21:57 GhostfacexProdigy SOAC - The next best thing besides a SPAC ESG ETF

SOAC - The next best thing besides a SPAC ESG ETF
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has risen greatly in popularity in recent time. With many factors (including Covid) raising awareness around ESG it would appear there has never been a better time to invest in this market trend/values (besides maybe six months ago).
Government subsidies, decarbonization, climate change, industrial/infrastructure upgrades, technological advancements, ESG popularity, greenwashing and police brutality are but a few of the catalysts favouring ESG focused companies (ETFs, funds and SPACs like SPAQ/SOAC). The recent growth in EV market, solar stocks, renewable energy, Tesla, the Juneteenth stock’s and the green energy market (including SPACs - NKLA SHLL SPAQ) are but a few of the benefiters of this “movement” to date.
It’s not just day trading millennials (beckys/RH) who love this stuff but hedge funds are also benefiting from this trend (that is here to stay). It might be a personal belief of mine coupled with my passion for environmentalism but market trends do not lie (although can pop) – and if I can profit from this, why not?
SPAQ SHLL SOAC FMCI BMRG HCCH NKLA BLNK DGLY SOLO EVSI NIO UONE BYFC FMCI BYND RUN WKHS TSLA SHRM.. - a few quick/recent examples of companies with strong ESG verticals absolutely crushing the market. I watched the rise of DKNG (Atlanta fan haha) and NKLA (no product lol) but took a pass because I didn’t fully understand SPACs at the time - don’t be that guy..
Furthermore, ESG funds tend to outperform traditional investments (during downturns - like covid – and some SPACs were a safe haven (because of something called Escrow).
It seems like we need a SPAC ETF ESG focused on some of the above mentioned.. more like needed it six months ago (imagine the returns $$$)??
Very Basic (and inconclusive without further) Market Research:
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** all info sourced in links**
“A poll … by JP Morgan of 50 global institutions with $12.9 trillion under management found that 71% of respondents felt the economic shock of Covid-19 would increase awareness and actions globally to tackle climate change and “high impact, high probability” events like it. “Over the long run, COVID-19 could prove to be a major turning point for ESG investing,” said Jean-Xavier Hecker and Hugo Dubourg, co-heads of ESG and Sustainability at JP Morgan. “
https://www.barrons.com/articles/spartan-fisker-spac-electric-vehicle-stocks-51594646511?mod=hp_INTERESTS_technology&refsec=hp_INTERESTS_technology
The ESG SPAC Space:
There are a few (openly) ESG focused SPACs right now - SOAC is arguably the best. When you invest in a SPAC remember – you are investing in the team ie management, UW, legal and institutional backing (follow the money) C.R.E.A.M.
Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp.SOAC
Structure:
345m - 100% still in Trust18mo term – I like the short term (maybe we see a CCXX or BMRG early announcement)IPO May 6 2020 – Love the confidence of IPOing in the face of Covid½ Warrant/UnitCitigroup running the books soloKirkland and Ellis & Davis Polk and Wardwell are lawyers involvedCrescent term threshold of $9.2
Business Proposal:
“We believe that there are significant, attractive investment opportunities that exist within industries that benefit from strong Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) profiles. While investing in ESG covers a broad range of themes, we are focused on evaluating suitable targets that have existing environmental sustainability practices or that may benefit, both operationally and economically, from our management team’s commitment and expertise in executing such practices. We believe our management team’s experience allows us to evaluate targets in industries such as manufacturing (including auto, building materials), chemicals, services (including waste, environmental, construction), logistics (including transportation, distribution), technology (hardware, software, devices), agriculture (including biofuels) and energy (with focus on renewable generation, utility services, energy efficiency/management), among others. Furthermore, our target universe could include companies undergoing a transition to increase their environmental sustainability profiles, reflecting an opportunity to bring environmentally sustainable practices to companies that may not have historically been focused on environmental sustainability. We believe there is a wide array of companies undergoing this “brown-to-green” transition in our target universe. Companies in our target universe tend to have stable growth rates and would greatly benefit from access to public market capital.”
Management:
“The SOAC management team has extensive experience in operating and managing sustainability initiatives within a wide range of companies and industries throughout the U.S.”
Scott Honour (the one and only**) serves as the Chairman of our board of directors**. Mr. Honour has over 30 years of private equity investment experience and has been involved in over 100 transactions totalling over $20 billion in transaction value. Mr. Honour is Managing Partner of Northern Pacific Group (“NPG”), a private equity firm, which he co-founded in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Honour was at The Gores Group, a Los Angeles based private equity firm, for 10 years, serving as Senior Managing Director and one of the firm’s top executives. During his time at The Gores Group, the firm raised four funds, totaling $4 billion in aggregate, and made over 35 investments. Mr. Honour also served on the investment committee for The Gores Group. Prior to joining The Gores Group, Mr. Honour was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank from 2000 to 2002 and was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1991 to 2000. Mr. Honour began his career at Trammell Crow Company in 1988. Mr. Honour has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies including Solar Spectrum Holdings LLC, Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., 1st Choice Delivery, LLC, United Language Group, Inc., Renters Warehouse LLC, Real Dolmen (REM:BB) and Westwood One, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: WWON), and is a co-founder of Titan CNG LLC and YapStone Inc. Mr. Honour earned a B.S. and B.A., cum laude, in Business Administration and Economics from Pepperdine University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
David Quiram serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Quiram has over 20 years of leadership experience in technology, strategy and finance organizations with a deep understanding of the chemicals, emerging technology, bioscience and energy sectors. Previously, Dr. Quiram served as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Tax at GenOn Energy (“GenOn”) from 2017 until 2019 where he was responsible for standing up the financial and administrative functions of GenOn as a stand-alone entity from NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG). Prior to that, Dr. Quiram served as Head of Investments for Enterprise Services of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) from 2014 until 2017 where he directed investments into products and services. From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Quiram was with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as a Senior Manager in their Strategy practice focused on transforming utilities, independent power producers, and energy retailers. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Quiram worked at multiple roles at TXU Energy starting in finance and later served as Vice President of Retail Pricing and Procurement where he led the pricing and hedging for TXU Energy’s retail portfolio. Dr. Quiram began his career at McKinsey & Co where he worked as an Engagement Manager from 2001 until 2005, and as a Research Scientist at DuPont (NYSE: DD) from 1998 to 2001. Dr. Quiram earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rick Gaenzle has agreed to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Gaenzle has over 30 years of private equity investment and corporate finance experience; he is the founder and currently serves as a Managing Director of Gilbert Global Equity Capital, L.L.C., the principal investment advisor to Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P. and related entities, a $1.2 billion leveraged buyout and private equity fund. Mr. Gaenzle has spent the last twenty-eight years at Gilbert Global and its predecessor entity, completing over 110 direct equity investments, co-investments and add-on acquisitions for portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Gaenzle was a Principal of Soros Capital L.P., the principal venture capital and leveraged equity entity of the Quantum Group of Funds and a principal advisor to Quantum Industrial Holdings Ltd. Prior to joining Soros Capital, Mr. Gaenzle held various positions at PaineWebber Inc. Mr. Gaenzle currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Impact Delta, an impact-investing and impact-measurement advisory firm; an Operating Partner of NPG; and Chairman of Lake Street Homes, a single-family rental investment vehicle. Mr. Gaenzle holds a B.A. from Hartwick College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.
Isaac Barchas has agreed to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Barchas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Research Bridge Partners (“RBP”), a socially-driven investment company, which he founded in 2016. RBP uses both concessionary and nonconcessionary investment to create startup companies based on university research and advance those companies into the venture capital markets. Prior to founding RBP, Mr. Barchas led the Austin Technology Incubator (“ATI”) at The University of Texas at Austin from 2006 to 2016. ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator was the first university clean tech incubation program in the United States. During Mr. Barchas’ leadership, ATI companies raised over $1 billion in the capital markets. Mr. Barchas joined the university from McKinsey & Co., where he worked in the Chicago, Sydney, Auckland, and Dallas offices, from 1996 to 2006 and served on the leadership teams of McKinsey’s North American Healthcare Practice and Global Organization Practice. Mr. Barchas has served on multiple private company boards and on philanthropic boards including Pecan Street Inc., the largest analytically-focused clean energy and climate data consortium in the United States, where he was a founding board member. Mr. Barchas earned a J.D. (honors) and M.A. (Century Fellowship) from The University of Chicago. He received an A.B. from Stanford University (honors and Phi Beta Kappa).
Justin Kelly has agreed to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Kelly is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Winslow Capital Management, LLC (“Winslow Capital”), Nuveen’s center of excellence for growth investing. Mr. Kelly also serves as lead portfolio manager on the firm’s flagship U.S. Large Cap Growth Strategy. Mr. Kelly has been with Winslow Capital for over two decades and has transformed the firm from a single strategy, niche investment firm to a thought leader globally in growth equity investing with four strategies. Prior to joining Winslow Capital in 1999, Mr. Kelly was an equity analyst at Investment Advisors in Minneapolis. Prior to that, Mr. Kelly worked at Prudential Bache, from 1993 to 1996 as Investment Banker, and Salomon Brothers, from 1996 to 1997 as Investment Banker. Mr. Kelly earned a B.S. in Finance/Investments from Babson College.
Our management team will be supported by NPG, a technology and business services focused private equity firm based in Wayzata, Minnesota. NPG has considerable experience investing in ESG related portfolio companies with community impact, workplace diversity and integrity, and environmental resource management acting as cornerstones to key investment decisions. NPG has offset its carbon footprint to net zero, achieving CarbonNeutral® status. The partners of NPG have been involved in acquisitions, financings and advisory transactions totaling over $20 billion in transaction value and have significant experience investing across a variety of economic cycles and a track record of identifying high-quality assets, businesses and management teams with significant resources, capital and optimization potential. We believe that we will benefit from NPG’s prior experience.”
PRESS RELEASE
ESG RESOURCES
CEO BREIF INTERVIEW
https://www.greenspac.com/ceo-scott-leonard-explains-why-now-is-the-right-time-for-a-spac/

SPAC Risks:
SPAC’s tend to be 50/50 after merger IMOPotential EV or ESG bubble might be formingDoes anyone have an example of a SPAC in the last 15 years (or later) that has liquidated and didn’t pay out?(I honestly haven’t looked)I see 0.1% risk in SPAC shares/units long term (thanks to escrow)
Final Thoughts:
Future (disruptive) ESG companies (like PureCycle) might want to try and avoid previous mistakes (like UBER) by going the public via the SPAC route... Its kind of a thing these days (thank you Covid) and helps them to make more money faster, price their deal properly/more efficiently and gain (those all-important wall street) connections – I see you SPAQ .. also anyone else see spacs drop in the WSJ?
Completely speculative possible ESG SPAC’s – IPOC/IPOB, HCAC/JIH, GMHI/NPA, SBE/ALUS/TDAC, **KCAC/**SSPK, or JWS/PTSH? Who else are we missing?? Who else will pivot like SHLL, SPAQ, HCCH or get a BlackRock PIPE??
Disclaimer: This is not investment advice and I have positions in some of the above.
TLDR: ESG trend is here to stay and SOAC is a ESG SPAC with great a great team
**check out the discord link for more info, resources and tools**
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2020.07.03 16:13 sonofabutch The All-Q Team!

Recently I posted a write-up of the most popular (M, with 2,040) and least popular (X, with 0) letters to start last names in MLB history. If you throw out X, the next-least popular last-name letter is Q. There have been just 51 players in MLB history with a last name starting with Q.
The first Q I think of is Dan Quisenberry. That's one... 50 more!
Which of course got me thinking:
Who would be on the All-Q All-Star Team?
From this pool of 51 players, I tried to put together the best roster I could. It wasn't easy! I usually went by bWAR, except in cases where the player only had a handful of plate appearances or innings. Of the 51 Q's who have appeared in the majors, six are active members of an MLB organization, according to baseball-reference.com; four played in 2019.
Batters: A few names you'll recognize, and then a few from the history books. Nine batters totaling 27.1 career bWAR.
C Jamie Quirk - 0.7 bWAR, .247/.298/.347 (79 OPS+) in 2,266 AB (1975-1992). There have only been 51 Q's in MLB history and the 1980s Royals had two of them, Quirk and Quisenberry. Jamie Quirk is one of those players I thought was better than he actually was; he never topped 1.0 bWAR in any of his 18 seasons. Yet he played 18 seasons, so I guess he was doing something right! Or I should say left: He threw righty but hit lefty, and left-handed hitting catchers can always get a job. Quirk's best season offensively was 1990, when he hit .281/.353/.413 in 121 AB. In addition to 525 career appearances at catcher, Quirk also saw time at 3B, 1B, LF, SS, RF, and one inning at 2B!
1B Robb Quinlan - 1.3 bWAR, .276/.322/.401 (90 OPS+) in 1,112 AB (2003-2010). A platoon corner infieldecorner outfielder with the Angels, Quinlan could do damage against lefties (.298/.339/.453) but struggled against righties (.251/.301/.340), and alas, most pitchers are right-handed. Quinlan was drafted in 1995 by the California Angels, but turned it down to play for the University of Minnesota; four years later, the Anaheim Angels drafted him again, and this time he signed. Eleven years after that, he retired as a member of the Los Angeles Angels!
2B Joe Quinn - 4.7 bWAR, .262/.303/.328 (76 OPS+) in 6,897 AB (1884-1901). Of the 51 Q's in baseball history, 13 -- 25%! -- have the last name Quinn. The first on this team is Joe Quinn, a 19th century ballplayer with the distinction of being the first Australian in MLB history. Quinn played for eight teams in his 17 year career, mostly at second base but playing all over the infield as well as some games in the outfield. His best year was 1895, hitting .314/.360/.399 for the St. Louis Browns. He also was manager of the infamously bad 1899 Cleveland Spiders, who still hold the MLB record for futility at 20-134 -- a .130 W%. The 1962 New York Mets, for comparison, went 40-120, for a .250 W%!
3B Luis Quinones - 0.3 bWAR, .226/.282/.341 (72 OPS+) in 1,003 AB (1983-1992). A light-hitting utility player, Quinones had most of his career starts at third base but played every infield position and even a few games in the outfield during an eight-year career with five different teams. He would later be a coach and was briefly a minor league manager. (Note that there is another Luis Quinones, a 22-year-old pitcher in the Blue Jays system, but he's currently suspended due to PEDs.)
SS Joe Quest - 3.1 bWAR, .217/.252/.268 (67 OPS+) in 2,295 AB (1871-1886). Joe Quest sounds like the name of the hero in an adventure novel. He played for 10 years as a middle infielder in the bigs despite hitting just .217... he was celebrated as a flashy player on defense, pulling off crowd-pleasing stunts like catching a ball with his hands behind his back, and also -- in the days before the infield fly rule, introduced in 1895 -- intentionally "trapping" infield pop-ups so the runners couldn't tell if he'd caught them or not. After his playing career, Quest was a manager and then an umpire. But he's best remembered today for -- according to some sources -- coining the phrase Charley horse for a leg cramp.
LF Carlos Quentin - 10.5 bWAR, .252/.347/.484 (120 OPS+) in 2,790 AB (2006-2014). A two-time All-Star and 2008 Silver Slugger Award winner, Quentin was a superstar in high school in baseball, basketball, and football, and was a stand-out baseball player for Stanford University. "Q-uperman" battled elbow, shoulder, wrist, and knee injuries throughout his career and played in his last MLB game at the age of 31. Nevertheless, he holds most offensive records for a player with a last name beginning with Q.
CF Roman Quinn - 0.5 bWAR, .243/.321/.382 (86 OPS+) in 296 AB (2016-2019). A switch-hitting outfielder with the Phillies, Quinn hit a promising .263/.373/.333 in 15 games as a 23-year-old in 2016, then .260/.317/.412 in 2018, but fell to .213/.298/.370 last year. The 2011 2nd round pick has had promising minor league numbers (.285/.349/.409 in three seasons at Triple-A) and is one of the fastest players in baseball.
RF Carlos Quintana - 2.7 bWAR, .276/.350/.362 (94 OPS+) in 1,376 AB (1988-1993). For two years, 1990-1991, Quintana looked like he'd be a pretty good hitter -- he hit .291 with 49 2B and 138 RBI in 990 ABs as a first baseman and outfielder over those two seasons. But in February 1992, El Cañón was seriously injured in a car accident and missed the entire season; he returned in 1993, hitting just .244 with a .587 OPS, and was released. He would end his career in the Mexican League.
DH Mark Quinn - 3.3 bWAR, .282/.324/.481 (101 OPS+) in 1,089 AB. "The Mighty Quinn" was a rookie sensation in 2000, hitting .294/.342/.488 with 20 HR and 78 RBI as an outfielder, finishing third in the ROY voting behind Seattle's Kazuhiro Sasaki and Oakland's Terrence Long. The Royals released him three years later, at the age of 28, and he would play in the minors for the Padres, Devil Rays, Cardinals, White Sox, and finally in the Venezuela Winter League before hanging them up in 2007.
Bench: With a starting lineup this thin, you can imagine there weren't a lot of Quality Q's to be used as reserves. Only one player with a positive bWAR. Luckily we have a lot of positional flexibility with our starting nine. Five guys on the bench with a total career bWAR of -1.5.
C Humberto Quintero - 1.8 bWAR, .234/.267/.327 (61 OPS+) in 1,346 AB (2003-2014). A beefy backup catcher, Quintero played 12 years in the bigs but only topped 200 ABs twice (265 in 2010, 262 in 2011). He was regarded as a fine defensive catcher with a strong throwing arm, and is the perfect platoon partner with Quirk.
C/OF Paddy Quinn - -0.3 bWAR, .243/.273/.250 (73 OPS+) in 148 AB (1871-1877). The first player with a last name starting with Q in MLB history, Paddy made his debut in 1871 and finished his MLB career in 1877... with a total of just 42 games. Thirty-three of those 42 games came in one season, 1875, when he hit .265 in 117 AB as a member of three different teams. He would end his MLB career in 1877 as an outfielder with the Chicago White Stockings (later known as the Cubs), going 1-for-14 in four games. He was one of the first catchers in baseball history to stand more or less where modern catchers do, within a few feet of the batter -- this was in the days before masks, chest protectors, or even gloves!
IF Frank Quilici - -0.5 bWAR, .214/.281/.287 (61 OPS+) in 682 AB (1965-1970). Quilici was offered a huge $28,000 bonus in 1960 to sign with the New York Yankees after hitting .400 in his junior year at Western Michigan University, but turned it down because he had promised his father he'd graduate. A year later, the Twins signed him... for $15,000. It would work out in the end, though. After Quilici's playing days were over, he'd be a coach, a manager, and a broadcaster, all with the Twins.
UT Omar Quintanilla - -0.9 bWAR, .220/.287/.295 (56 OPS+) in 1,035 AB (2005-2014). A utility man with the Rockies, Rangers, Mets, and Orioles, Quintanilla struggled to break the Mendoza Line most years but lasted nine seasons because of his versatility, seeing time at shortstop, second, and third base.
SS Rey Quiñones - -1.6 bWAR, .243/.287/.357 (74 OPS+) in 1,533 AB. Once regarded as the top prospect in the Red Sox system, Quiñones put up solid offensive numbers in the low minors (.295/.352/.496 as a 19-year-old with Elmira in 1983) but struggled defensively. When his bat went cold as well, the Red Sox no longer had a use for him. But he did prove important in Boston history as he was traded with three other prospects to the Mariners in 1986 for Spike Owen (and Dave Henderson), who would become their starting shortstop in the post-season. As for Quiñones, he was out of MLB by the age of 25.
Starting Pitchers: A couple solid veterans at the top, a promising young arm in the middle, but then our Qs get questionable. Five starters with a total career bWAR of 77.9... even though the #1 and #2 combined for 83.0!
SP Jack Quinn - 58.6 bWAR, 247-218, 3.29 ERA, 1.300 WHIP, 3,920.1 IP (1909-1933). In terms of bWAR, Jack Quinn was by far the best "Q" player in MLB history... and he may not have even been a Q. Quinn broke into the bigs at the age of 25 and threw his last MLB pitch six days after his 50th birthday. Maybe. His birth year is variously listed as 1883, 1884, or 1885, and sometimes he hinted he was even older than that; other times he said he was younger. "I'll tell my age when I quit," he once vowed. But he never did. His place of birth may have been somewhere in Pennsylvania Coal Country, but no one knows for sure; one baseball researcher believes he was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Quinn's real last name was likely not Quinn, but possibly Picus, Piqeues, or Pajkos; he said he couldn't remember. Little is known about Quinn because he liked his privacy; his teammates sometimes called him "The Wooden Indian" because he'd stand there silently, like a statue outside a store. It's also likely that Quinn, who was orphaned at a young age, didn't know when or where he was born, or even his real last name. But in any event he played under the name Quinn, so he's one of the 51 Q's in baseball history. When the spitball was outlawed in 1920, Quinn -- who had been in the bigs since 1909 -- was one of 17 pitchers "grandfathered in" and allowed to keep loading up the ball. Unlike many of his contemporaries, who literally spit on the ball with the help of tobacco juice, Quinn threw a "dry spitter", just wetting two fingers by bringing them to his mouth. He also threw a kind of knuckler. But despite throwing two famously hard to control pitches, Quinn was one of the best control pitchers of his day, averaging just 1.9743 BB/9 over his 23-year career.
SP Jose Quintana - 24.4 bWAR, 83-77, 3.72 ERA, 1.265 WHIP, 1,485.0 IP (2012-2019). During his first five seasons, Quintana posted a 3.41 ERA and 1.242 WHIP, generating 20.0 bWAR; over the last three seasons, he's had a 4.28 ERA and 1.307 WHIP with just 5.7 bWAR. The 31-year-old Cubs lefthander is a free agent at the end of this season.
SP Cal Quantrill - 0.4 bWAR, 6-8, 5.16 ERA, 1.301 WHIP, 103.0 IP (2019). The #8 overall pick of the 2016 draft, Stanford University's Cal Quantrill hasn't quite lived up to the hype but is still a highly regarded young pitcher. Quantrill joins Carlos Quentin as the only Q-named MLB players who also played for the Cardinal.
SP Mel Queen Sr. - -2.1 bWAR, 27-40, 5.09 ERA, 1.610 WHIP, 556.2 IP (1942-1952). A promising prospect with the Yankees, Queen battled injuries and then missed all of 1945 and some of 1946 to war service. His best season came near the end of his MLB career, going 7-9 with a 4.44 ERA as a swingman for the Pirates in 1951, but he would continue pitching in the Pacific Coast League for several years after that.
SP Rubén Quevedo - -3.4 bWAR, 14-30, 6.15 ERA, 1.652 WHIP, 326.1 IP (2000-2003). Quevedo was worth only -3.4 bWAR, but consider the Braves traded him to the Cubs for P Terry Mulholland and SS Jose Hernandez in 1999, the pair generating 1.8 bWAR for the Braves over the last two months of that season; two years later, the Cubs would trade him to the Brewers for RP David Weathers, who was worth 0.6 bWAR for the Cubs over the last two months of the season. So you might say Quevedo was worth 2.4 bWAR. You might say that. Anyway, Quevedo was a classic "tweener", as his fine minor league numbers (41-30, 3.54 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 682 K in 663.2 IP) never translanted to the bigs. Tragically, Quevedo died of a heart attack in 2016 at the age of 37.
Relief Pitchers: For whatever reason, there have been a number of fine relievers with last names starting with Q. Six relievers with a combined total of 54.4 bWAR.
RP Dan Quisenberry - 24.6 bWAR, 56-46, 244 SV, 2.76 ERA, 1.175 WHIP (1979-1990). When you list all the Qs in alphabetical order, Quisenberry comes up last, but he's probably the most famous. A three-time All-Star, five-time Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year, and five-time Sporting News Reliever of the Year, Quiz led the league in saves five times. In each of those seasons, he also pitched more than 100 innings, almost unheard of now for closers. His best season was probably 1983, when he went 5-3 with a then-MLB record 45 saves (1.94 ERA, 0.928 WHIP in 139.0 IP). Unlike today's closers, the right-handed submariner wasn't dominant -- he struck out just 3.3 batters per 9 innings -- but he also rarely gave up walks or home runs. He died at the age of 45 of brain cancer.
RP Paul Quantrill - 17.8 bWAR, 68-78, 21 SV, 3.83 ERA, 1.416 WHIP (1992-2005). A bullpen workhorse, Quantrill led the league in appearances in four straight seasons (2001-2004). The Canadian was an All-Star with the Blue Jays in 2001, but his best year was with the Dodgers in 2003 -- 1.75 ERA and 0.983 WHIP in 77.1 IP. In 2010, he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. He's also Chad Quantrill's dad.
RP Mel Queen Jr. - 6.1 bWAR, 20-17, 14 SV, 3.14 ERA, 1.229 WHIP (1964-1972). Born in New York while his dad was pitching for the Yankees, young Mel became a high school star in the late 1950s while his dad was pitching for the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. Queen came up as a batter, but after hitting just .170 as a position player, he was converted to a pitcher. (He'd hit .190 as a pitcher!) Mel was used as a starter in 1967, going 14-8 with a 2.76 ERA and a 1.058 WHIP in 195.2 IP, but spent most of his career working out of the bullpen. In 1971, he posted a 1.78 ERA in 44 appearances, striking out 53 in 65.2 IP.
RP Chad Qualls - 5.8 bWAR, 52-48, 74 SV, 3.89 ERA, 1.276 WHIP (2004-2017). A sinkeslider right-hander, Qualls was the epitome of the journeyman middle reliever -- he played for nine teams in his 14-year career. But he was largely pretty good, with a 109 ERA+, and he lasted 14 years, pitching until he was 38. Not bad at all. But he's probably best remembered for falling down while celebrating a strikeout in 2013. Oddly enough, a year earlier Qualls fell down during a pickoff attempt. Everybody needs a schtick.
RP Kevin Quackenbush - 0.5 bWAR, 13-15, 8 SV, 4.38 ERA, 1.329 WHIP (2014-2018). Quack was top duck in his impressive rookie year (2.48 ERA, 1.104 WHIP, 18 BB, 56 K in 54.1 IP) in 2014, but hasn't been able to return to that level since. He spent all of 2019 in Triple-A with the Dodgers, his fourth organization.
RP José Quijada - -0.4 bWAR, 2-3, 1 SV, 5.76 ERA, 1.787 WHIP (2019). A 24-year-old lefty, Quijada made his debut last year with the Marlins, striking out an eye-popping 44 batters in 29.2 innings. But he also walked 26 batters and hit four more so... he's a work in progress. The Marlins waived him after the season and now the Los Angeles Angels will try to teach him how to throw it over the plate.
The Q's who weren't high enough Quality: In the interest of completeness I present the other 26 players whose last name starts with Q.
Switch-hitting utilityman Jim Qualls (no relation to Chad) played briefly in the bigs, hitting .223 in 139 AB between 1969 and 1972, but is best remembered for breaking up Tom Seaver's perfect game with one out in the 9th inning on July 9, 1969. Qualls's left field single ended not just the perfecto but the no-no. Mets outfielder Ron Swoboda had a great line: "You ask, 'How much worse is a one-hitter?' It's the difference between being a virgin and not."
Tom Qualters was a so-called "bonus baby" and it ruined what chance he had to be a successful major leaguer. Until 1965, there was no draft in baseball -- amateurs could sign with any team they wanted. This of course meant the wealthiest teams would out-bid everyone else. (What, you thought Moneyball was a 21st century problem?) In 1947, baseball instituted a rule that any amateur player signed to a large contract had to be kept on the major league roster for two full seasons (dropped to one season in 1962). The thinking was big money teams like the Yankees wouldn't want to waste a roster spot on a raw rookie. But lots of teams did it anyway. The so-called "bonus babies" were sparingly used, if at all, and often shunned by their more experienced but less well-paid teammates. The rule led to many promising prospects wasting prime developmental years sitting on the bench. One such player was Tom Qualters, who was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies out of high school for $40,000. The 18-year-old was mockingly nicknamed "Money Bags" by his teammates and was given just one chance to pitch during his rookie year of 1953: He was thrown in during the 8th inning of a blowout loss in September, retiring one batter but allowing six runs on four hits and a walk, for a 162.00 ERA. Qualters would then spend all of 1954 watching from the bullpen. Qualters wouldn't get another chance to pitch in the bigs until 1957. According to Wikipedia, Qualters is the only pitcher to appear on a Topps baseball card in four separate seasons without ever recording a career win, loss, or save.
Bill Quarles pitched briefly for the American Association's Washington Statesmen in 1891, giving up 27 runs (but only 20 earned) in 22.0 IP as a 21-year-old. Two years later he would be back with the Boston Beaneaters of the National League, going 2-1 in three starts with a 4.67 ERA. He would continue pitching in the minors after that, but died in 1897 following surgery for an unknown condition. He was just 26 years old.
A long-time minor leaguer, George Quellich had just one brief moment in the big leagues, hitting .222 in 54 ABs with the Detroit Tigers in 1931. But he hit .347 -- with 200 hits, 36 doubles, and 31 home runs -- for Reading in the International League in 1929, and in 2008 (50 years after his death in a car accident) he was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame.
Venezuelan infielder Juniel Querecuto went 1-for-11 in four games for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 -- but the one hit was a triple. The switch-hitting Querecuto is now in the Arizona Diamondbacks system, and last year hit .288 in 102 games for the Reno Aces.
Quick is a great last name for a pitcher, but it didn't work out for Eddie Quick. Indeed, it would be his MLB career that was quick -- just two innings, giving up five runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk. He would stay in professional baseball for several years after that, pitching in the Western League, the Pacific Coast League, and the Pacific National League. He was still pitching semipro ball in 1913 but fell ill and later died of pneumonia. He was 31. Kind of odd... of the 51 guys on this list, several died quite young.
Apparently no relation, Hal "Blondie" Quick lived up to his last name with 14 triples for the Greenville Spinners in 1939, earning a September call-up to the Washington Senators where he'd collect 10 hits in 41 at-bats. But that would be his one and only chance in the majors. More impressively, he would spend 25 years in the United States Air Force, serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He earned two Bronze Stars and would retire a lieutenant colonel. He died in 1974, at the age of 56, of a heart condition and is buried at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Lee Quillin was called up to the Chicago to play for the White Sox in the final days of the 1906 season, going 3-for-9 in four games as an infielder. The following year he'd get more of an opportunity, but he'd hit just .192 (29-for-151) and would spend the rest of his career in the minors... winning three straight Western League championships with Denver from 1911 to 1913.
Finners Quinlan got into 13 games with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1913, and then had 114 at-bats with the Chicago White Sox in 1915 -- hitting a combined .183. Before, in between, and after, Finners (his real name was Thomas, and I can't find a source for how he got the unusual nickname) played for minor league teams all over the country. Playing for the Salt Lake City Bees in the long-season Pacific Coast League in 1916, Quinlan had 241 hits, including 49 doubles, in 181 games. But his professional baseball career came to an abrupt end on November 9, 1918 when -- two days before the end of World War I -- shrapnel tore through his throwing arm. It would later be amputated, and he'd also lose an eye. After recovering, Quinlan would serve many years in various roles as an elected official in Pennsylvania.
Catcher Frank Quinlan went 0-for-5 in his one and only appearance with the Boston Reds of the American Association in 1891. He would later play pro ball all over New England for several more seasons. Yet another Q with an early death: He died at the age of 35 of heart failure.
Tom Quinlan, Robb Quinlan's big brother by nine years, only got 58 big-league at-bats scattered across four seasons... and seven years. Quinlan made his debut in 1990 and his exit in 1996, in between hitting .155 with one home run. He would end his professional career playing three seasons in the Korean League, hitting .233/.315/.490.
A shortstop known only as Quinlan got four at-bats with the National Association's Philadelphia Whites in 1874. He had a single and an RBI. Nothing else is known about him. Ditto for the outfieldeshortstop known only as Quinn, who had 8 plate appearances in two games with the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1875; he had one hit and scored two runs.
In 1899, Frank Quinn - -0.3 bWAR, .176/.300/.235 (49 OPS+) had 34 at-bats over 12 games as an outfielder and second baseman with the Chicago Orphans -- wait what, Chicago Orphans? That's right! They weren't officially known as the Cubs until 1907; they were the (blasphemy!) White Stockings from 1870-1889, and then the Colts from 1890-1897. Following a disappointing 59-73 finish in 1897, the Chicago team released playemanager Cap Anson -- who had been with the team since it was a founding member of the National League in 1876. Anson was known as "Pop" to the players, and as they were now without a "Pop", wags began to refer to the team as the "Orphans." The unofficial Cubs nickname started being used in 1902, and was officially adopted by the team five years later.
Fifty years later, another Frank Quinn made the bigs. This Quinn was a superb high school pitcher, once striking out 89 batters over five games and then in the sixth game threw a 17-strikeout one-hitter. He then led Yale to back-to-back collegiate league titles. He pitched in eight games for the Red Sox in 1949, posting a pretty good 2.86 ERA and 1.227 WHIP in 22.0 IP. But in spring training the following year he reported shoulder pain, and would get just one appearance in 1950, yielding two runs on two hits and a walk. His arm never recovered and he was done at the age of 22. When old-timers say that no one babied pitchers in the old days and they never got hurt, that's survivorship bias. There's lots of guys like Quinn who we never heard of because they blew out their arms before they made it.
John Quinn had only two MLB at-bats, both as a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1911. He went 0-for-2.
Joseph Quinn got into three games in 1881, one with the Boston Red Stockings -- the team that would become the Boston Braves -- and two with the incredibly named Worcester Worcesters, sometimes also known by the perhaps even better name of Worcester Ruby Legs. Quinn went 1-for-7 as a catcher with Worcester and 0-for-4 as a first baseman with Boston; he would later be an umpire.
Pitcher Tad Quinn appeared in three games with the Philadelphia Athletics, once in 1902 and twice in 1903, giving up 15 runs (nine earned) on 23 hits and 6 walks in 17.0 innings.
As I noted earlier, 13 of the 51 Q's -- 25% of them -- have the last name Quinn. Of those 13, four -- 30% -- were catchers. There have been almost as many catchers named Quinn (4) as catchers with all other Q last names combined (5)! The last of the catching Quinns -- and as far as I can tell, none of them are related -- is Tom Quinn, who had 422 ABs between 1886 and 1890, hitting .185/.259/.232.
The majestically named Wellington Hunt Quinn is listed in the record books as "Wimpy." He pitched in three games for the Chicago Cubs in 1941, giving up four runs on three hits and three walks over five innings. But he had a much longer career as a minor leaguer -- and as a batter! Wimpy was a minor league corner infielder from 1939 to 1951 and hit .300+ six times, hit 20+ home runs three times, and 100+ RBIs four times. (He hit .500 in MLB... albeit it was 1-for-2.) With the Vancouver Capilanos in 1940, he hit .342 with 208 hits, 39 doubles, 15 triples, and 27 home runs. It's somewhat odd that the Cubs called him up as a pitcher, as his minor league pitching numbers weren't nearly as impressive -- 6.81 ERA, 1.878 WHIP in 189.0 IP. He would later be a manager. But Wimpy was yet another Q who died young, passing away at the age of 36 from cancer in 1954.
Lefty reliever Luis Quintana gave up six runs on 17 hits and 14 walks in 12.2 innings in 1974, and six runs on 13 hits and six walks in 7.0 innings in 1975, and that was it for his MLB career, though he would pitch in the minors into the early 80s. He died in a car crash at the age of 57 in 2009.
Marshall Quinton played in two MLB seasons, 1884 and 1885, hitting .228 in 123 AB as a catcher, shortstop, and outfielder. "Marsh" was twice arrested for stealing -- once in 1878 and again in 1890. He died at the age of 52 in 1904.
Lefty Rafael Quirico lasted just one game in the majors, getting rocked for seven runs on four hits and five walks in 1.2 innings as a member of the Phillies in 1996. A former Yankee prospect, Quirico had some flashes of excellence (2.26 ERA, 1.178 WHIP, 162 K in 155.1 IP in A-ball in 1991) but was never given another chance after that disastrous outing. The Phillies released him and the Angels picked him up, but he posted a 6.91 ERA in Double-A and they gave up on him as well.
Dartmouth College graduate Art Quirk had five starts and two relief appearances with the Orioles in '62 and three starts and four relief appearances with the Senators in '63, posting a combined 3-2 record with a 5.21 ERA and 1.759 WHIP in 48.1 IP. The lefty struck out 497 batters in 553.2 minor league innings but never made it back to the Show. He's apparently not related to the catcher Jamie Quirk.
Guillermo Quiroz was a journeyman backup catcher for 10 seasons, 2004 to 2014, playing for six different teams; he only topped 100 ABs in one season, with 134 in 2008. (He played 10 seasons and retired with 346 at-bats.) He's the type of guy every team needs stashed away in Triple-A in case of an injury. Quiroz hit .199/.256/.277.
Of special note is Billy Queen, who had two pinch-hit at-bats in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves and struck out both times. I felt a little bad cutting him because it's the second time I did it: Billy had the nickname "Doc" but I couldn't uncover any actual medical training, and therefore I also left him off my All-Physician Team. But he will make my team of all guys who had two pinch hit at-bats but struck out both times.
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2020.06.24 19:20 TheAnxietyclinic I Will Survive

I Will Survive

The Anxiety Clinic

I Will Survive : The Science and Art of Not Suffering in a Global Pandemic

“I am doing just fine. It’s like I have been practising for this all my life,” said one of my clients who had spent the first two-thirds of her life stressed, battling panic attacks and a whole truckload of anxiety.
It was early in the pandemic and we were all being warned and even threatened to lock down and stay inside to prevent the spread of a global virus that had already killed tens of thousands. And here was Lola*, one of my longer-term anxiety treatment clients telling me she was fine, even chill! Lola had been doing well for some time as we had found a way to end her panic attacks and teach her how to convert all that energy behind her anxiety into her superpower. But I confess as well as she had been doing, I did not expect this response. From COVID-19 to Murder Bees, 2020 seemed like a fair reason to be a tad stressed!
“Not like I relish the fact or anything,” she continued, “but watching everyone else finally see the world as scary as I have, well, it’s a bit comforting to know I’m not alone. Besides which, I’ve got great tools to keep me being this new me, so not a lot of reason to choose to suffer when I don’t have to.”
And there it was, Lola was casually espousing an ancient Buddhist bit of wisdom: Life is suffering, it is up to us whether we want to suffer in response.

Survival Skills during COVID-19

1. Thought Management Skills In a crisis in takes more than physical skills to survive. To survive successfully, we need to also care for our mental health. Mental health can be negatively impacted when under physical duress. Incidents of partner abuse, depression, anxiety, suicide and even infanticide are on the increase. We all have different skills and capacities that help us negotiate change. If we fail, the outcome for ourselves and others can be just as deadly as the virus itself.
Here’s the kicker – we are not taught about how to think as we grow up and much less, we are not taught how to more specifically manage our thoughts. When thoughts arise that are scary or even worrisome, and we allow them to remain, we begin to ruminate and get stuck in negative thought loops. This can lead to high levels of anxiety and depression.
Like any skill, thought management can be learned. Neuroplasticity, the science of how our brain changes has taught us there are three key elements to rewire our brain. Whether it is learning a new dance move, or how to manage your thoughts, these elements are: Intention, Repetition and Reward.
For centuries the Buddhists have practised various forms of meditation, which can loosely be defined as thought management. The Dalai Lama, a physicist, started The Mindfulness Institute in Chicago to investigate and explore the intersection between science (primarily neurology, the study of the brain) and mindfulness. The discoveries have been remarkable and have taught us a great deal about how to change our brain, by learning how to manage our thoughts.
There are hundreds of different types of meditation, all with differing goals. A ‘Focal Point Meditation’ which you can learn about at www.TheAnxiety.Clinc.com blogs, is specifically designed to teach you how to notice a thought when it first arises, and discard or change that thought quickly before it becomes embedded and turns into worry or anxiety.
Just because you have a thought does not mean you have to keep it! Thoughts that bring you to worry, anxiety, or are otherwise triggering of negative feelings can be vanquished, given the skills.
The author of one of my favourite quotes is debatable, but this quotation sums up much of why we suffer, and how unnecessary suffering is: “I have suffered many painful events in my life, most of which never happened.”
2. Connection and Community Connection and community are directly related to not just our physical survival, but to our mental health success. In 2011 the United Nations declared solitary confinement a form of torture. Extended isolation and separation from others in our circles of support (family, friends and associates) can dramatically impact how we think and feel. Thoughts of loneliness and despair can impact our sense of self and worthiness, which in turn impact how we behave in the world.
Humans are designed to do best when connected, and this message is contrary to the very thing that makes us a successful species. (I grant from some perspectives ‘success’ may be a debatable adjective in relationship to humanity!) We must connect to thrive, yet here we are being told to do just the opposite to prevent the spread of the virus – we have been asked to isolate and quarantine.
Intention, Repetition and Reward. Now more than ever we must be intentional about maintaining regular and rewarding connections with those in our lives who bring us joy and love. We must find a way to uphold, uplift and create these connections while still respecting the necessary physical impositions of isolation.
Ironically, technology, the very thing that has driven us away from in-person gatherings at bars and social clubs, may now be a good option to stay connected. Consider making a life rule to replace texting and voice calls with FaceTime, Skype or other platforms with video calling features. Be a leader among your friends and family insisting to see them face to face when you talk. Make a commitment to intentionally reach out to someone (or two) daily with whom you have not spoken in a while. Don’t take no for an answer when people begin to retreat from relationships. Be the voice and face of connection! We are creating a new normal. As Lola taught us: “There is not a lot of reason to suffer when we don’t have to.
Our life experiences either become a life sentence or a life lesson. Be intentional about how you think and how you stay connected. You have every right, even in a pandemic, to be doing life, and not let life be doing you!
By- TODD KAUFMAN
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2020.06.04 17:08 ChildfreeFamily Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

I'm compiling a list of childfree people for a blog. I have found a few lists online (which have been helpful). But in some cases they were not up-to-date. A person may have had children since being added to their list (example: I had to remove George Clooney who appeared on a number of lists). Or there might be some people missing who should be on the list.
If you have a moment to scan the list and let me know of any other errors or omissions it would be appreciated.
It has been fun working on this list. A few people on it surprised me. Thanks again for any help.
\Edit for clarification: the term "childfree", in the sense of this list, will be in regards to people who never had a child from a live birth, fostered a child, adopted a child, or was a step-parent.*

Herbert Samuel Adams – Sculptor
Charles Addams – Cartoonist (The New Yorker)
Jane Addams - Social Worker, Political Activist, Co-Founder of the ACLU, & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Nancy Addison – Actress
Louisa May Alcott – Author
Cynthia May Westover Alden – Author, Philanthropist
Grover Cleveland Alexander – Baseball Player
Suzy Allegra – Author
Marty Allen – Comedian
John Murray Anderson – Musical Theatre Producer
Laurie Anderson – Performance Artist
Marian Anderson – Concert Singer
Louis Andriessen – Composer
Jennifer Aniston – Actress
Susan B. Anthony – Womans’ Suffragist
Samuel Appleton – Politician, Philanthropist
Geoffrey Arend - Actor
Louis Armstrong – Musician (Contested: The Louis Armstrong Museum states he had no children, but in 2012 Sharon Preston-Folta has claimed to be his daughter from Lucille “Sweets” Preston, a dancer at the New York Cotton Club)
Boris Artzybasheff – Artist
Dorothy Arzner – Film Director
Dr. Robert C. Atkins – Diet Doctor, Author, Creator of the Atkins Diet
V.C. Andrews – Author
Jane Austen – Author
Max Baer Jr. – Actor
Francis Bacon – Politician, Philosopher, Scientist
Florence Bailey – Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist
Tallulah Bankhead – Actress
Abdullah al-Baradouni – Yemeni Poet
Bob Barker – Game Show Host
Joe Barr – Canadian Politician
Lynda Barry – Cartoonist
Clara Barton - Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and First President of the American Red Cross
Kathy Bates – Actress
Jaya Battacharya – Actress
King Baudouin – King of Belgium
Samuel Beckett – Author, Playwright, Poet
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Composer
Joe Besser – Actor
Isabella Bird – Author
Jacqueline Bisset – Actress
Lewis Black – Comedian
Eubie Blake – Musician, Composer
William Blake – Artist
Brenda Blethyn – Actress
Marc Blitzstein – Composer, Dramatist
Baroness Karen Blixen – Author
Rosa Bonheur – French Painter and Sculptor
Pierre Bonnard – Artist
William Edgar Borah – Politician
Lara Flynn Boyle – Actress
Georges Brassens – Singer
Alison Brie – Actress
Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom – Author, Movie Critic
Raymond Briggs – Children’s Book Author
Poppy Z. Brite – Author
Anne Bronte – Author
Louise Brooks – Actress
Helen Gurley Brown – Feminist, Editor
Reno Browne – Actress, Equestrian
Delta Burke – Actress
Kathy Burke - Actress, Comedian
James Buchanan – 15th U.S. President
Pat Buchanan – Politician, Presidential Candidate
James Burke – Creator of the PBS Series “Connections”, Scientific American columnist
Raymond Burr – Actor
Caryl Lee Burroughs – Hollywood Animal Trainer
Leo Buscaglia – Author
Brett Butler – Actress, Comedian
Julia Cameron – Director
Phyllis Carlyle – Film Producer
Dora Carrington – Bloomsbury Artist
Laura Carroll – Author
Mary Casatt – Artist
Roger Casement – Irish Patriot
Nina Cassian – Poet
Barbara Castle – British Politician
Kim Cattrall – Actress
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Singer, Songwriter
Rosamond Halsey Carr – Founder of Rwanda’s Imbabazi Orphanage, Author, Fashion Designer
Richard Chamberlain – Actor
Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer (Contested: Following her elder sister’s suicide, she looked after her son)
Stockard Channing – Actress
RuPaul Andre Charles - Drag Performer, TV Personality
Judy Chicago – Artist
Margaret Cho – Comedian
Julia Child – Professional Chef, Cookbook Author
Helen Clark – New Zealand Prime Minister
Patricia Clarkson – Actress
Dorothy Clewes – Children’s Book Author
Imogene Coca – Actress
Claudette Colbert – Actress
Billy Collins – U.S. Poet Laureate
C. Collodi – Author
William Conrad – Actor
Frances Conroy – Actress
Storm Constantine – Fantasy Writer
Jill Ker Conway – Author, first woman President of Smith College
Anne Cool – Canadian Senator
Pat Coombs – Actress
Copernicus – Scientist
John Corbett – Actor
Joseph Cornell – Artist and Creator of the Cornell Box
Ann Coulter – Political Commentator
Alec Sadler Craig – Australian Politician, Philanthropist
Quentin Crisp – Author, Actor
Tim Curry – Actor
Charlotte Curtis – First woman on the masthead of The New York Times
Patrika Darbo – Actress
Simone de Beauvoir – Author
Mahmoud Darwish – Palestinian Poet
Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist
Gray Davis – Governor of California
Ellen Degeneres – Comedian
Jeffery Deaver – Author
Eugene Victor Debs – Activist
Bessie and Sadie Delaney – Authors
Dana Delany – Actress
Don DeLillo – Author
Del Rubio Triplets – Musical Group
Bo Derek – Actress
Rene Descartes – Philosopher
Portia De Rossi – Actress
Emily Dickinson – Poet
Benjamin Disraeli – Politician, Author
Steve Ditko – Cartoonist, co-creator of the Spider-Man Comics
Dorothea Dix – Educator, writer, philanthropist
Hannah Dobryn – Author
Tamara Dobson – Actress
Richard Donner – Film Director
Lauren Shuler Donner – Film Producer
Lizzie Douglas aka Memphis Minnie- Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Environmentalist, Founder of Friends of the Everglades
Maureen Dowd – Columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Sir George Downing – Founder of Downing College, Cambridge, England
Gabriel Dumont – Native American Tribal Leader
Lena Dunham - Actress, Director, Producer
Francis Drake – Explorer
Fran Drescher – Actress
Esther Dyson – Author, Internet Expert
Amelia Earhart – Aviator
Deborah Eisenberg – Author
Liubov Egorova – Dancer
Anita Ekberg – Actress
T.S. Eliot – Poet
Havelock Ellis – Psychologist, Author
Tracee Ellis Ross – Actress
Harlan Ellison – Author
Elizabeth I – Queen of England
Joan Elm – Canadian Politician, Community Activist
Bonnie Erbé – PBS Commentator and Columnist
Dame Edith Evans – British Film and Stage Actress
Linda Evans – Actress
Rupert Everett – Actor
Anne Ewers – CEO of the Utah Symphony & Opera
Jane Fallon – Author
Chow Yun-Fat – Actor
Barbara Feldon – Actress
Pamelyn Ferdin – Actress
Ralph Fiennes – Actor
Lynn Fontanne – Actress
Margot Fonteyn – British Ballerina
Juliana Rieser Force – Whitney Museum Director
Richard Ford – Author, Editor of Granta
Margaretta Forten – Abolitionist
Dian Fossey – Anthropologist
Janet Frame – Poet
Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice
Tanya Franks – Actress
William Frawley – Actor
Frank Frazetta – Artist
Alice Freeman – First woman to be President of a liberal arts college, (Wellesley), helped establish the University of Chicago.
Elsie Freund – Artist, Jewelry Designer
Louis Freund – Artist
Robert Fripp – Composer, Musician
Stephen Fry - Actor, Comedian
Eva Gabor – Actress
Magda Gabor – Actress
Maxwell Gage – Noted New Zealand Geologist
Diamanda Galas – Singer
Tess Gallagher – Author
Paul William Gallico – Author
Janeane Garofalo – Actress, Comedian
Greta Garbo – Actress
Ava Gardner – Actress
Henry Garfiled aka Henry Rollins - Musician (Black Flag, Rollins Band)
Greer Garson – Actress
Gloria Gaynor – Singer
Anthony Geary – Soap Opera Actor
Ricky Gervais – Comedian
William Schwenck Gilbert – Composer for Gilbert & Sullivan
Althea Gibson – Athlete
Dorothy Gish – Actress
Lillian Gish – Actress
Katharine Bruce Glasier – Author
Susan Glaspell – Playwright
Sharon Gless – Actress
Crispin Glover – Actor
Christoph Willibald Gluck – Composer
Paulette Goddard – Actress
Robert Hutchings Goddard – Physicist
Kurt Godel – Author
Alexander Godunov – Actor, Dancer
Stephen Goldin – Author
Emma Goldman – Activist, Feminist
Valeria Golino – Actress
Jan Goodwin – Author, Travel Writer
Edward Gorey – Artist
Lotte Goslar – Dancer
Lauren Graham - Actress (Contested - Her long-term partner has a child.)
Martha Graham – Choreographer
Cecil Green – Former CEO of Texas Instruments, Philanthropist
Johnny Green – Musician
Gael Greene – Food Critic, Author
Baroness Susan Greenfield – Director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Neurologist
John Robert Gregg – Inventor of the Gregg Shorthand Method, Publisher
Joyce Grenfell – British Actress
Nanci Griffith – Singer, Songwriter
Martha Griffiths – First Female Michigan Lieutenant Governor
Terry Gross – NPR Host
James Grout – Actor
Mabel Dole Haden – Former President of NABWA
Catherine Hakim – British Sociologist
Daryl Hall – Singer, Musician (Hall & Oates)
Jon Hamm - Actor
Celia Hammond – Former Model and Animal Activist
Lionel Hampton – Musician
Georg Friedrich Handel – Composer
Chelsea Handler - Comedian
Howard Harold Hanson – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer
Setsuko Hara – Japanese Actress
Warren Gamaliel Harding – 29th U.S. President
E Chambré Hardman – Photographer
Jean Harlow - Actress
Debbie Harry – Singer (Blondie)
Alex Heard – Author
Sir Edward Heath - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Susan Helms – Astronaut
Christina Hendricks - Actress, Model
Adrian Henri – Poet, Painter
Marguerite Henry – Children’s Book Author
Katherine Hepburn – Actress
Milton S. Hershey – Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company
Lorena Hickok – AP Political Reporter
Taiko Hirabayashi – Author
Nicole Hollander – Cartoonist
Thelma Holt – Actress, Theatre Producer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (USA)
Grace Murray Hopper – Computer Scientist
Rima Horton - Politician
Soad Hosni – Egyptian Actress
Lila Kedrova Howard – Actress
Mick Hucknall – Singer
Howard Hughes - American Business Magnate, Investor, Pilot, Engineer, Film Director, Philanthropist
Bonnie Hunt – Actress
Kristin Hunter – Children’s Book Author
Lauren Hutton – Actress, Model
Patricia Ireland – President of the National Organization for Women, NOW
George J. Irbe – Creator of the Great Lakes water temperature climatology
John A. “Jack” Jackson – Philanthropist, Oilman
Tove Jansson – Children’s Book Author
Randall Jarrell – Poet
Anna Jarvis – the “Founder of Mother’s Day”
Joan of Arc – Christian Saint
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2020.06.02 03:54 EIL_Shill_Crusher Dinosaurs never existed and are garbage.

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The class “Dinosauria” was originally defined by “Sir” Richard Owen of the Royal Society, and Superintendent of the British Museum Natural History Department in 1842.
Firstly, it should be needless to say that it is impossible to reconstruct an entire hypothetical ancient animal based on a few teeth!
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“Why are there no discoveries by native Americans in all the years previous when they roamed the American continents? There is no belief of dinosaurs in the Native American religion or tradition. For that matter, why were there no discoveries prior to the nineteenth century in any part of the world? According to the World Book Encyclopedia, ‘before the 1800’s no one ever knew that dinosaurs existed.’ During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, large deposits of dinosaur remains were discovered …Why has man suddenly made all these discoveries?” -David Wozney, “Dinosaurs: Science or Science Fiction”
No tribes, cultures or countries in the world ever discovered a dinosaur bone before the mid-1800s, and then they were suddenly found all over the world in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Argentina, Belgium, Mongolia, Tanzania, West Germany and many other places apparently had large deposits of dinosaur fossils never before seen.
All these places were inhabited and well-explored for thousands of years before this time, why had no one ever found a dinosaur fossil before?
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“Discoveries and excavations seem not to be made by disinterested people, such as farmers, ranchers, hikers, outdoor recreationists, building construction industry basement excavators, pipeline trench diggers, and mining industry personnel but rather by people with vested interests, such as paleontologists, scientists, university professors, and museum organization personnel who were intentionally looking for dinosaur bones or who have studied dinosaurs previously. The finds are often made during special dinosaur-bone hunting trips and expeditions by these people to far-away regions already inhabited and explored. This seems highly implausible. More believable is the case of the discovery of the first original Dead Sea scrolls in 1947, which were unintentionally discovered by a child, and which were all published by 1955. In some cases of a discovery of dinosaur bones by a disinterested person, it was suggested to them by some ‘professional’ in the field to look or dig in a certain area. Also very interesting to note are special areas set aside and designated as dinosaur parks for which amateur dinosaur hunters are required to first obtain a dinosaur hunting license.” -David Wozney, “Dinosaurs: Science or Science Fiction”
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Whatever destination these establishment-funded archeologists and paleontologists set, it seemed they found incredible numbers of fossils in tiny areas.
Many experts have mentioned how such finds of huge quantities of fossils in one area, by just a few highly-invested individuals, goes against the laws of natural probability and lends credence to the likelihood of forgeries or concentrated planting efforts.
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“‘Dinosaur’ bones sell for a lot of money at auctions. It is a profitable business. There is pressure for academics to publish papers. Museums are in the business of producing displays that are popular and appealing. Movie producers and the media need to produce material to sell to stay in business. The mainstream media loves to hype alleged dinosaurs finds. Much is to be gained by converting a bland non-dinosaur discovery, of a bone of modern origin, into an impressive dinosaur find, and letting artists' interpretations and imaginations take the spotlight, rather than the basic boring real find. There are people who desire and crave prestige, fame and attention. There is the bandwagon effect and crowd behaviour. And then there are people and entities pursuing political and religious agendas. Highly rewarding financial and economic benefits to museums, educational and research organizations, university departments of paleontology, discoverers and owners of dinosaur bones, and the book, television, movie, and media industries may cause sufficient motivations for ridiculing of open questioning and for suppression of honest investigation.” -David Wozney, “Dinosaurs: Science or Science Fiction”.
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The fact that “T-Rex” bones have sold at auctions for upwards of $12 million shows how lucrative the field of dinosaur-hunting can be, and it just happens to be Museum officials who serendipitously seem to make the most prolific finds!
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“A visual and a sculptural artist were promptly hired to invent a skull, and from the illustrations of another artist, who had depicted the Iguanadon, the two artists drew the same face for the Hadrosaurus foulkii. The people involved could now technically defend the existence of this dinosaur, if someone were to ask. The stunt worked out so well, and fooled the public so thoroughly, that they could later change the head of the creature without anyone noticing. To this day, Hadrosaurus foulkii is on display at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The bones are said to be kept behind heavy, closed doors, but a plaster copy is exhibited in their place … So we learn of an iguana skull being substituted for the skull of a dinosaur on display. Was the public told at the time? What are we not being told today?” -David Wozney, “Dinosaurs: Science or Science Fiction”
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What we are not being told is that this is the rule and the not the exception.
To this day not a single complete skeleton of any dinosaur has ever been found!
All the museum displays, models, mannequins, cartoons, and movies of prehistoric monsters you have ever seen are all imaginative reconstructions based on incomplete skeletons arranged in a manner paleontologists believe to be most realistic.
Furthermore, the skeletons exhibited in museums are all admittedly intricate fabrications made of plaster, fiberglass, various epoxies, and other animal bones, not original fossils.
When “dinosaur” bones are transported and prepared they use strips of burlap soaked in plaster to jacket over the fossils.
Then after applying a tissue separator to keep the plaster from direct contact with the bone, the soaked burlap strips are laid on until it is totally encased in a protective mummy-like coating ready for safe transport.
In an article titled “A Fossil’s Trail From Excavation to Exhibit” one insider remarked that, “Through moldmaking and casting we can totally fabricate limbs, ribs, vertebrae, etc., for the missing pieces of an articulated skeletal mount.
Plaster, fiberglass and epoxies are often and commonly used. In reconstruction work on single bones, small to large cracks can be filled in with mache or plaster mixed with dextrin, a starch that imparts an adhesive quality and extra hardness to regular molding plaster.
We’ve also had success using epoxy putties. Large missing fragments can be sculpted directly in place with these same materials.” In other words, Museum personnel work with plaster and other materials to transport and fabricate skeletons and missing or incomplete bones all the time.
In fact, the huge “dinosaur bone” displays found in museums across the world are admittedly carefully prepared fakes! No independent researcher has ever examined a real dinosaur skull!
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They claim all the actual fossils are kept in high-security storage, but only a select few paleontologists are ever allowed to examine them, so the ability to ascertain their authenticity is kept from the general public.
“Most people believe that dinosaur skeletons displayed in museums consist of real dinosaur bones. This is not the case. The real bones are incarcerated in thick vaults to which only a select few highly placed researchers hold a key, which means that NO independent researcher has ever handled a tyrannosaurus rex bone.
When people unaffiliated with the paleontological establishment attempt to gain access in order to study these dinosaur bones, they are met with refusal upon refusal … Only around 2100 dinosaur bones sets have been discovered worldwide, and out of these, only 15 incomplete Tyrannosaurus Rex bone sets have been found. These dinosaur bone sets have never formed a complete skeleton, but from these incomplete bones sets, paleontologists have constructed a hypothesis about the appearance of the whole skeleton, which they have modeled in plastic. If thousands of longnecks and large carnivorous reptiles had really roamed Earth, we wouldn’t only have found 2100 dinosaur bone sets, but millions of bones, with ordinary people tripping over them when digging in their vegetable patches.” -Robbin Koefoed, “The Dinosaurs Never Existed”
“When children go to a dinosaur museum, are the displays they see displays of science or displays of art and science fiction? Are we being deceived and brainwashed at an early age into believing a dinosaur myth? Deep probing questions need to be asked of the entire dinosaur business. There may have been an ongoing effort since the earliest dinosaur ‘discoveries’ to plant, mix and match bones of various animals, such as crocodiles, alligators, iguanas, giraffes, elephants, cattle, kangaroos, ostriches, emus, dolphins, whales, rhinoceroses, etc. to construct and create a new man-made concept prehistoric animal called the dinosaur. Where bones from existing animals are not satisfactory for deception purposes, plaster substitutes may be manufactured and used. Some material similar or superior to plasticine clay or plaster of Paris would be suitable. Molds may also be employed." -David Wozney, “Dinosaurs: Science or Science Fiction”
Type “Dinosaur Skulls” into a search engine and you will find a variety of replicas, tailor made dinosaurs, and “museum-quality” skeletons.
One of the largest and most-renowned suppliers of fake dinosaurs is the Zigong Dino Ocean Art Company in Sichuan, China which provides natural history museums worldwide with ultra-realistic dinosaur skeletons made from real bones! Chicken, frog, dog, cat, horse and pig’s bones are melted down, mixed with glue, resin and plaster, then used as base material for re-casting as “dinosaur bones.” They are even given intentional fractures and an antiquated/fossilized look to achieve the right effect. Their website boasts, “Over 62% of our output goes to American and European markets, which means we will understand and are familiar with the intricacies and regulation of exporting to these regions … Since we are a partner of Dinosaur Museums, all products are made under the guidance of experts of the Chinese Academy of Sciences … We have gained a global sales network reaching the USA, Brazil, France, Poland, Russia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, exhibited in Peru, Argentina, Vancouver, Cincinnati, Chicago and other places.”
“I have heard there is a fake-fossil factory in northeast China, in Liaoning Province, near the deposits where many of these recent alleged feather dinosaurs were found.” -Alan Feduccia, University of North Carolina Paleontology Professor
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“The possibility exists that key dinosaur bones on display have been artificially modified through sculpture and carving. Bone sculpture is not an unknown human activity. Many cultures participate in creating man-made objects out of existing bones, totally unrecognizable from the original shape. Is the dinosaur industry a customer of this sort of business? Is it possible that dinosaur skeleton replica are secretly assembled or manufactured in private buildings out of public view, with bones artificially constructed or used from a number of different modern-day animals? Why bother having any authentic original fossils at all if alleged replicas please the public?” -David Wozney, “Dinosaurs: Science or Science Fiction”
Another problem with dinosaurs is their unnatural structural dynamics.
Many dinosaur skeletons and reconstructions feature bipedal monsters like the T-Rex with a forward-leaning torso and head far larger and heavier than its counter-balancing tail.
Many museum displays cannot even stand up under their own weight; it is highly unlikely that beasts this large and disproportionate could exist at all. The loads acting on their skeletons are so great that calculations indicate the bones of the largest dinosaurs would buckle and crack under their own immense weight! Experts have also pointed out that dinosaurs would have to have moved much slower than portrayed in movies to prevent sudden shocks to their skeletons.
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“This idea of slow moving animals does not agree with the bio-mechanical analysis of dinosaurs, which indicate that the Dinosaurs were agile, active creatures. This is the paradox between the Dinosaurs size and lifestyle. Many displays and drawings of dinosaurs appear to be an absurdity, showing a two-legged animal that would be totally off-balance, with the weight of head and abdomen much greater than weight of tail, which is supposed to act as a counter-balance.
Is the dinosaur industry a case of science trying to meet public desires or expectations? The movie Jurassic Park is an example of showing dinosaurs much larger than any current displays in museums. After the movie came out, it is interesting to note that many articles were written asking ‘Is this possible?’ I can recall a report of dinosaur DNA being discovered preserved in amber, which later turned out to be false.” -David Wozney, “Dinosaurs: Science or Science Fiction
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“Overall, several millions of dollars have been spent promoting the existence of dinosaurs through movies, TV, magazines and comics. The world of movies and paleontology are like Siamese twins. People’s view on the existence of dinosaurs is based not on firm evidence, but on Hollywood fixated artistic impressions. Documentaries colorfully illustrate each dinosaur’s characteristics, like colors, weight and muscle mass, but Don Lessem (advisor for Jurassic Park) admits that this is pure guesswork - consider for instance the question of how much these dinosaurs weigh. Don Lessem says, ‘Scientists don’t know how much dinosaurs weighed!’” -Robbin Koefoed, “The Dinosaurs Never Existed
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Dinosaurs are presented to the public with colorful artistic reconstructions, drawings, models, mannequins, gigantic skeletons in museums, cartoons and movies showing these beasts in explicit detail, but the fact is from the assigning and arrangement of bones in each species, to the impossible to discern soft tissue, skin, eyes, noses, color, hairyness, texture etc., just like the many supposed Ape-Man species, all dinosaur reconstructions are 100% fictional fabrications created by invested and inventive evolutionists.
They purposely present dinosaurs to children in the media to spark and bias their young imaginations towards their machinations. Cartoons like “Ice Age” and “The Land Before Time,” movies like “Jurassic Park” and “Dinosaur Island,” coloring books, dolls, plastic toys, elementary school textbooks, and huge displays in children’s museums certainly have an effect on budding young minds.
Former Paleontology student Michael Forsell claimed on a radio interview with leading paleontologist Jack Horner, that he was “a total fraud, fabricating evidence and perpetuating the myth of dinosaurs.” He continued on saying “I started my career in the field of paleontology, only to leave my studies once I realized the whole thing was a sham. It’s nonsense, most of the so-called skeletons in museums are actually plaster casts. They even do it openly on documentaries now, preserving the bones my ass! I struggled as a student, mainly because I could not tell the difference between a fossilized egg and an ordinary rock, and of course there is no difference. I was treated like a leper when I refused to buy into their propaganda, and promptly left the course. Dinosaurs never existed, the whole shebang is a freak show, they just grab a couple of old bones and form them into their latest Frankenstein’s monster-like exhibit. We are all being fooled and it’s wrong, but together we can stop it.”
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Many claim that since dinosaur fossils have been radiometrically dated to be tens of millions of years old that their authenticity is thus proven.
Having had to deal with numerous calculated dates which are too young or too old compared with what they expected, scientists now admit that the process has many more uncertainties than they ever would have supposed in the early years. The public knows almost nothing about uncertainties in the dating of rocks. The impression that most people have received is that many rocks on earth are extremely old and that the technology exists to make accurate measurements of the ages. Scientists have become more and more aware however that the measurements which the machines make, may tell us nothing about the actual age of the rock.”
One of the main reasons that globies “needed” the existence of dinosaurs was to answer the complicated problems present in the theory of evolution including: sea-dwelling animals evolving into land-dwellers; reptiles evolving wings, feathers, flying and becoming birds; as well as other reptiles evolving warm-blood, live births, breasts and becoming mammals.
Through their imaginary multi-million-year timeline and a variety of supposed transitional dinosaur forms, the paleontological establishment has been promoting various sea-dinosaur, reptile/birds and reptile/mammals to bridge these gaps. Many professionals and experts in the field have disputed such findings as often as they have been presented, however.
Dr. Storrs Olson, a Smithsonian Institute Scientist, wrote, “The idea of feathered dinosaurs and the theropod origin of birds is being actively promulgated by a cadre of zealous scientists acting in concert with certain editors at Nature and National Geographic who themselves have become outspoken and highly biased proselytizers of the faith. Truth and careful scientific weighing of evidence have been among the first casualties in their program, which is now fast becoming one of the grander scientific hoaxes or our age.”
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No authentic feathers have ever been found with dinosaur fossils, though a few exposed hoaxes certainly attempted to fake it.
“In 1999, National Geographic magazine was busted when they presented, in a colorful and fancily presented article, the missing link. An Archeoraptor dinosaur, which was supposed to support the basic tenet of evolutionary theory, that dinosaurs had slowly developed over millions of years. Their proof consisted of a fossil, where carefully arranged bone imprints gave the impression of a creature half dinosaur and half bird. The scam was discovered during a CT scan which uncovered unnatural bone links. National Geographic magazine was later forced to admit, when pressured, that the fossil was man-made!” -Robbin Koefoed, “The Dinosaurs Never Existed
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Paleontologists claim that “Archaeopteryx” is another transitional form of bird evolved from dinosaurs, but this theory falls on its face against overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Other species like Confuciusornis, Liaoningornis, and Eoalulavis have all been found to be contemporary with the Archaeopteryx and are indistinguishable from present-day birds.
Alan Feduccia from University of North Carolina, one of the most famous ornithologists in the world stated, “I’ve studied bird skulls for 25 years and I don’t see any similarities whatsoever. I just don’t see it. The theropod origins of birds, in my opinion, will be the greatest embarrassment of paleontology of the 20th century.” Larry Martin from the University of Kansas, a paleo-ornithologist says, “to tell you the truth, if I had to support the dinosaur origin of birds with those characters, I’d be embarrassed every time I had to get up and talk about it.”
Even if dinosaurs did evolve into birds to fill their evolution gap, it does not explain how something like the common housefly could have evolved.
There are many more questions which need to be answered before anyone in their right-mind should consider the existence of dinosaurs anything but a convenient evolutionist myth.
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“The paleontological establishment can control which hypotheses will be constructed through textbooks and the curriculum. In this way, students are brainwashed into a pseudo-reality controlled by the text material and the teacher’s authority. A short practical example; a random dental bone is found at an excavation site and from this dental bone, the rest of the skeleton is guessed at. We are not kidding about this. The entire dinosaurian field of the paleontological program is a sham.” -Robbin Koefoed, “The Dinosaurs Never Existed
“During the nineteenth century a new world view of evolution was being pursued by then influential people such as Darwin and Marx. During this era of thought the first dinosaur discoveries were made. Were these discoveries ‘made’ to try to make up for inadequacies in the fossil record for the theory of evolution? The following issues raise red flags as to the integrity of the dinosaur industry and cast doubts as to whether dinosaurs ever existed:
  1. dinosaur discoveries having occurred only within the last two centuries and in huge unusual concentrated quantities going against the laws of nature and probability;
  2. dinosaur discoverers typically and generally not being disinterested parties without a vested interest;
  3. the nature of public display preparation, calling into question the integrity and source of fossils, and allowing for the possibility of tampering and bone substitution, and the possibility of fraudulent activities on a systemic basis;
  4. existing artistic drawings and public exhibits showing off-balance and awkward postures that basic physics would rule out as being possible;
  5. very low odds of all these dinosaur bones being fossilized but relatively few bones of other animals;
  6. implications of dinosaur discoveries to the theory of evolution and the belief that man was created in God's image, suggesting possible hidden and subtle political or religious agendas served on a naive and unsuspecting public; and,
  7. a lack of funding for organizations and people questioning or being skeptical of each and every discovery and public display. The possibility exists that living dinosaurs never existed.
"The dinosaur industry should be investigated and questions need to be asked. I am unaware of any evidence or reason for absolutely believing dinosaurs ever were alive on earth. The possibility exists that the concept of prehistoric living dinosaurs has been a fabrication of nineteenth and twentieth century people pursuing a nonsense globe cult agenda. Questioning what is being told instead is a better choice rather than blindly believing the dinosaur story. ” -David Wozney, “Dinosaurs: Science or Science Fiction”
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2020.05.19 22:52 GrabEmbytheMAGA Reddit is compromised and they allowed it. They take the money

#Government Shills

- [The Guardian: British army creates team of Facebook warriors](http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/31/british-army-facebook-warriors-77th-brigade)

- [The Guardian: US military studied how to influence Twitter [and Reddit] users in Darpa-funded research [2014]](http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/08/darpa-social-networks-research-twitter-influence-studies)

- [The Guardian: The Ministry of Defence is developing a secret, multimillion-pound research programme into the future of cyberwarfare, including how emerging technologies such as social media and psychological techniques can be harnessed by the military to influence people's beliefs. [2014]](https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/ma16/mod-secret-cyberwarfare-programme)

- [Vice: Your Government Wants to Militarize Social Media to Influence Your Beliefs](http://motherboard.vice.com/read/your-government-wants-to-militarize-social-media-to-influence-your-beliefs)

- [NY Times: The Environmental Protection Agency engaged in “covert propaganda” and violated federal law when it blitzed social media to urge the public to back an Obama administration rule intended to better protect the nation’s streams and surface waters, congressional auditors have concluded.](https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/15/us/politics/epa-broke-the-law-by-using-social-media-to-push-water-rule-auditor-finds.html)

- [CBC News- Canadian government monitors online forums](http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/bureaucrats-monitor-online-forums-1.906351)

- [Slate on 2018 midterms interference: "Project Lakhta was a Russian influence campaign that had no particular ideological bent; it appears that the goal was simply to stir up conflict in online political debates by putting forth extreme arguments and inflammatory misinformation to incense both liberals and conservatives."](https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/what-we-know-about-the-russian-woman-whom-the-u-s-just-charged-for-meddling-in-the-midterms.html)

- [NY Times: The Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz (Cambridge Analytica)](https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/opinion/the-secret-agenda-of-a-facebook-quiz.html)

- [NY Times- From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.](http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html?_r=1)

- [Washington Post: Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election ](https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/facebook-says-it-sold-political-ads-to-russian-company-during-2016-election/2017/09/06/32f01fd2-931e-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.53932fce0e4c)

- [New York Times: "Hundreds of people work at a so-called troll farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to smother the voices of dissidents like Mr. Khashoggi."](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/us/politics/saudi-image-campaign-twitter.html)

- [CNN: Facebook announces first takedown of influence campaign with ties to Saudi government](https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/tech/facebook-saudi-arabia-pages-removed/index.html)

- [The Nation: US Officials Won’t Say if a New Anti–Russian Propaganda Project (shilling on social media) Is Targeting Americans. The newly created Global Engagement Center’s “focus and intent” is foreign audiences, but officials won’t rule out propagandizing Americans and funding American journalists.](https://www.thenation.com/article/us-officials-wont-say-if-a-new-anti-russia-propaganda-project-is-targeting-americans/)

- [Ex -MMA fighter and ex-police officer exposes corrupt police practices, which includes infiltrating Reddit communities and becoming moderators in order to manipulate and censor information.](https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/6jn27s/ex_mma_fighter_and_expolice_officer_exposes/)

- [Times of Israel: Israeli government paying bilingual students to spread propaganda online primarily to international communities without having to identify themselves as working for the government. "The [student] union will operate computer rooms for the project...it was decided to establish a permanent structure of activity on the Internet through the students at academic institutions in the country."](http://www.timesofisrael.com/pmo-stealthily-recruiting-students-for-online-advocacy/)

- [The Intercept: Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies." TigerSwan attempted a counterinformation campaign by creating and distributing content critical of the protests on social media.](https://theintercept.com/2017/05/27/leaked-documents-reveal-security-firms-counterterrorism-tactics-at-standing-rock-to-defeat-pipeline-insurgencies/)

- [WashingtonPost: Obama pick for NSA review panel wanted paid, pro-government shills in chat rooms](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2013/08/23/obama-pick-for-nsa-review-panel-wanted-paid-pro-government-shills-in-chat-rooms/) (Thread with [source paper.](https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/4d3l3s/government_agents_and_their_allies_might_ente))

- [Psy Group developed elaborate information operations for commercial clients and political candidates around the world, which included infiltrating target audiences with elaborately crafted social-media personas. The CEO of PSY Group was former commander of an Israeli psychological warfare unit. Tactics deployed by PSY Group in foreign elections included inflaming divisions in opposition groups and playing on deep-seated cultural and ethnic conflicts, something the firm called “poisoning the well." It has conducted messaging/influence operations in well over a dozen languages and dialects and employs an elite group of high-ranking former officers from some of the world’s most renowned intelligence units.](http://archive.is/BBblQ)

- [Wired: Clinton Staff and Volunteers Busted for Astroturfing [in 2007]](http://www.wired.com/2007/12/clinton-staff-a/)

- [Vice: Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement](https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb88za/amazon-requires-police-to-shill-surveillance-cameras-in-secret-agreement)

- [The Intercept: The Rise of the Net Center. How an Army of Trolls Protects Guatemala’s Corrupt Elite.](https://theintercept.com/2018/04/07/guatemala-anti-corruption-trolls-smear-campaign/)

- [The Independent: Massive British PR firm caught on video: "We've got all sorts of dark arts...The ambition is to drown that negative content and make sure that you have positive content online." They discuss techniques for managing reputations online and creating/maintaining 3rd-party blogs that seem independent.](http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/caught-on-camera-top-lobbyists-boasting-how-they-influence-the-pm-6272760.html)

- [The Guardian: US spy operation to manipulate social media](http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/ma17/us-spy-operation-social-networks)

- [Washington Post: Why crafty Internet trolls in the Philippines may be coming to a website near you](https://web.archive.org/web/20190801065640/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/why-crafty-internet-trolls-in-the-philippines-may-be-coming-to-a-website-near-you/2019/07/25/c5d42ee2-5c53-11e9-98d4-844088d135f2_story.html?utm_term=.f7d1ebb7c19b)

- [BBC: Vietnam admits deploying bloggers to support the Communist Party's policies, operates a network of nearly 1,000 "public opinion shapers".](http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-20982985)

- [Glenn Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations](https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/)

- [The Intercept: Behavioural Science Support for JTRIG’S Effects and Online HUMINT Operations](https://theintercept.com/document/2015/06/22/behavioural-science-support-jtrig/)

- [USA Today: The co-owner of a major Pentagon propaganda contractor publicly admitted that he was behind a series of websites used in an attempt to discredit two USA TODAY journalists who had reported on the contractor.](http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-05-24/Leonie-usa-today-propaganda-pentagon/55190450/1)

- [Glenn Greenwald: Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet](https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/07/14/manipulating-online-polls-ways-british-spies-seek-control-internet/)

- [The Guardian: Chinese officials flood the Chinese internet with positive social media posts to distract their population](http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/chinese-officials-create-488m-social-media-posts-a-year-study-finds)

- [The Guardian: Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown - Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements. "Minerva"-funded social scientists tied to Pentagon counterinsurgency operations are involved in the "study of emotions in stoking or quelling ideologically driven movements," he said, including how "to counteract grassroots movements."](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/12/pentagon-mass-civil-breakdown)

- [Bloomberg: How to Hack an Election [and influence voters with fake social media accounts]](http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-how-to-hack-an-election/)

- [USA Today: Businesses and organizations may refer to it as a tool for competitive advantage and marketing; but make no mistake, they are using the massive reach of social media and the Internet as a weapon. One U.S. 3-letter special agent said, "You could influence an election with this."](http://archive.is/37tK3)

- [Times of Israel - The internet: Israel’s new PR battlefield](http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-rise-of-digital-diplomacy-could-be-changing-israels-media-image/)

- [Arstechnica: GCHQ’s menu of tools spreads disinformation across Internet-
“Effects capabilities” allow analysts to twist truth subtly or spam relentlessly.](http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/ghcqs-chinese-menu-of-tools-spread-disinformation-across-internet/)

- [The Guardian: Internet Astroturfing](http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/dec/13/astroturf-libertarians-internet-democracy)

- [BBC News: US plans to 'fight the net' revealed](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4655196.stm)

- [Israel is paying internet workers to manipulate online content such as Wikipedia](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x2DFnGI9Ac) (2 minute video)

- [Buzzfeed: Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America](http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/documents-show-how-russias-troll-army-hit-america#.ki8Mz97ly)

- [NY Times: Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation](http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/31/world/europe/russia-finland-nato-trolls.html?_r=1)

- [Raw Story: CENTCOM engages bloggers](http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Raw_obtains_CENTCOM_email_to_bloggers_1016.html)

- [Wired: Air Force Releases ‘Counter-Blog’ Marching Orders](http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/01/usaf-blog-respo/)

- [Wired: Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’](http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/03/report-recruit/)

- [The Guardian: Israel ups the stakes in the propaganda war](http://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/nov/20/mondaymediasection.israel)

- [BBC News: China's Internet spin doctors](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7783640.stm)

- [Raw Story: Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people](http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/18/revealed-air-force-ordered-software-to-manage-army-of-fake-virtual-people/)

- [DailyKos: HBGary: Automated social media management](http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/16/945768/-UPDATED-The-HB-Gary-Email-That-Should-Concern-Us-All)

- [Huffington Post- Exposing Cyber Shills and Social Media's Underworld](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-fiorella/cyber-shills_b_2803801.html)

- [Wall Street Journal: Turkey's Government Forms 6,000-Member Social Media Team](http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323527004579079151479634742?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424127887323527004579079151479634742.html)

- [The Bush and Gore campaigns of 2000 used methods similar to the Chinese government for conducting “guided discussions” in chatrooms designed to influence citizens](https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/3xhoq8/til_the_advent_of_social_media_offers_new_routes/?st=j0o5xr9c&sh=3662f0dc)

- [Salon: Why Reddit moderators are censoring Glenn Greenwald’s latest news story on shills](http://www.salon.com/2014/02/28/why_reddit_moderators_are_censoring_glenn_greenwalds_latest_bombshell_partne)

#Shilling in the Private Sector

- [NPR: Some Amazon Reviews Are Too Good To Be Believed. They're Paid For. "Much like Amazon itself is a marketplace for goods, a world of separate, shadow marketplaces exists where reviews for Amazon products are bought and paid for — private Facebook groups, Slack channels, subreddits and more."](https://www.npr.org/2018/07/30/629800775/some-amazon-reviews-are-too-good-to-be-believed-theyre-paid-for)

- [Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online - Fake online reviews are being openly traded on the internet, a BBC investigation has found.](http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43907695)

- [Yahoo News: Last month the FTC issued warnings to celebrities who plugged products on their Instagram accounts without clearly identifying their relationships with brands. The letters were meant to educate the celebrities on posting without violating the organization’s disclosure guidelines.](https://www.yahoo.com/style/ftc-issued-warnings-45-celebrities-212910992.html)

- [New York Times: Tobacco corporations are targeting young American consumers with deceptive social media marketing in violation of federal law. 123 hashtags associated with these companies’ tobacco products have been viewed 8.8 billion times in the United States alone and 25 billion times around the world.](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/health/tobacco-social-media-smoking.html)

- [PBS Frontline Documentary - Generation Like](http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/generation-like/)

- [USA Today: Lord & Taylor settles FTC charges over paid Instagram posts](http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/03/15/lord--taylor-settles-ftc-charges-over-paid-instagram-posts/81801972/)

- [Wired: Microsoft, through an outside agency, paid Machinima to produce positive videos about the Xbox One game machine, and many of the YouTube stars who accepted the deal failed to properly disclose that they were producing paid, sponsored content, not independent analysis.](http://www.wired.com/2015/09/ftc-machinima-microsoft-youtube/)

- [CNBC: The Federal Reserve Bank is soliciting proposals from developers for a "Social Listening Platform" that will monitor "Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube...to "Handle crisis situations, "continuously monitor conversations, identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers." [2011]](https://www.cnbc.com/id/44701381)

- [CNN: A PR firm has revealed that it is behind two blogs that previously appeared to be created by independent supporters of Wal-Mart. The blogs Working Families for Wal-mart and subsidiary site Paid Critics are written by 3 employees of PR firm Edelman, for whom Wal-Mart is a paid client. [2006]](http://money.cnn.com/2006/10/20/news/companies/walmart_blogs/index.htm)

- [The Verge: Anti-net neutrality spammers are impersonating real people to flood FCC comments](https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/10/15610744/anti-net-neutrality-fake-comments-identities)

- [Vice: Trolls Paid by a Telecom Lobbying Firm Keep Commenting on My Net Neutrality Articles](https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/trolls-paid-by-a-telecom-lobbying-firm-keep-commenting-on-my-net-neutrality-articles-806)

- [The Guardian: In a New York investigation dubbed "Operation Clean Turf," dentists, lawyers, an ultra-sound clinic, Staten Island bus company US Coachways, a charter bus operator, a teeth-whitening service, a laser hair-removal chain and an adult entertainment club were caught buying fake reviews. The fake review companies posted on sites like Citysearch, Google, Yahoo and Yelp.](https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/23/new-york-fake-online-reviews-yoghurt)

- [New York Times: When a Company's Product Is Under Fire, One Option is to Plant a Defender in the Chat Room](http://partners.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/10/circuits/articles/14spin.html)

- [Time: Social Media Manipulation? When “Indie” Bloggers and Businesses Get Cozy](http://business.time.com/2013/04/22/social-media-manipulation-when-indie-bloggers-and-businesses-get-cozy/)

- [New York Times: Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online, It Might Cost You](http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/technology/give-yourself-4-stars-online-it-might-cost-you.html?src=me&ref=general)

- [Chicago Tribune: Nutrition for sale: How Kellogg worked with 'independent experts' to tout cereal](http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-kellogg-independent-experts-cereal-20161121-story.html)

- [The Atlantic: Kim Kardashian was paid to post a selfie on Instagram and Twitter advertising a pharmaceutical product. Sent to 42 million followers on Instagram and 32 million on Twitter, this illegal advertisement did not contain any risk information or language specifying that it was a paid endorsement.](http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/fda-drug-promotion-social-media/404563/)

- [Warner Brothers fined for paying YouTube celebs to promote game without properly disclosing that the videos were paid endorsements.](https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/12/warner-brothers-fined-for-paying-youtube-celebs-to-promote-game/?ncid=mobilenavtrend)

- [Gamers promote gaming-gambling site on youtube by pretending to hit jackpot without disclosing that they own the site. They tried to retroactively write a disclosure covering their tracks, but were caught.](http://www.pcgamer.com/csgo-lotto-investigation-uncovers-colossal-conflict-of-interest/)

- [CSGO Lotto Owners Settle FTC’s First-Ever Complaint Against Individual Social Media Influencers](https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2017/09/csgo-lotto-owners-settle-ftcs-first-ever-complaint-against)

- ["Internet Reputation Management," founded by three partners in the New York area, recruits bloggers to write about clients on third-party sites, without necessarily disclosing that they're paid](http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2008-04-30/do-reputation-management-services-work-businessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice)

- [Slate: Want to Get Paid For TV Criticism? Shill for DISH.](http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/02/07/paid_internet_commenters_an_investigation_into_the_bizarrely_complex_marketing.html)

- [Sony viral marketing campaign exposed (2006). The company admits they ran the shady advertising campaign.](https://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2006/dec/11/newsonyviral)

- [ADWEEK: Marketing on Reddit Is Scary, But These Success Stories Show Big Potential](http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/marketing-reddit-scary-these-success-stories-show-big-potential-168278)

- [BBC news: Amazon targets 1,114 'fake reviewers' in Seattle lawsuit](http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34565631)

- [New York Times: Lifestyle Lift, a cosmetic surgery company, reached a settlement with the State of New York over its attempts to fake positive consumer reviews on the Web. The company had ordered employees to pretend they were satisfied customers and write glowing reviews of its face-lift procedure on Web sites](http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/15/technology/internet/15lift.html?_r=1&emc=eta1)

- [Samsung Electronics Fined for Fake Online Comments](http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/samsung-electronics-fined-for-fake-online-comments/?_r=0) [in Taiwan]

#Shill Bots

- [Artificial intelligence chatbots will overwhelm human speech online; the rise of MADCOMs](https://medium.com/artificial-intelligence-policy-laws-and-ethics/artificial-intelligence-chatbots-will-overwhelm-human-speech-online-the-rise-of-madcoms-e007818f31a1)

- [Russian bots were active on Reddit last year, from /RussiaLago](https://np.reddit.com/RussiaLago/comments/76cq4d/exclusive_we_can_now_definitively_state_that/?st=j8s7535j&sh=36805d5d)

- [BBC- How online chatbots are already tricking you- Intelligent machines that can pass for humans have long been dreamed of, but as Chris Baraniuk argues, they’re already among us. The ramifications of astroturfing are in fact so serious that the US Department of Defense funded research to detect chatbots.](http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140609-how-online-bots-are-tricking-you)

- [Wired: Powered by rapid advances in artificial intelligence, propaganda bots will soon run on genetic algorithms that let their ideas and messaging evolve, based on the resonance and effectiveness of previous messages. We are likely to see versions of these bots deployed on US audiences as part of the 2016 presidential election campaigns.](http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/06/wired-world-2015/robot-propaganda)

- [BBC: More than four times as many tweets were made by automated accounts in favour of Donald Trump around the first US presidential debate as by those backing Hillary Clinton, a study says.](http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37684418)

- [Discover Magazine: Researchers Uncover Twitter Bot Army That’s 350,000 Strong](http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/01/20/twitter-bot-army/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20DiscoverTechnology%20%28Discover%20Technology%29#.WIMl-oiLTnA)

- [The Rise of Social Bots](http://www.cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/7/204021-the-rise-of-social-bots/fulltext)

- [Forbes: From Tinder Bots To 'Cuban Twitter', Welcome To 'Cognitive Hacking'](http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/04/17/from-tinder-bots-to-covert-social-networks-welcome-to-cognitive-hacking/#4b78e2d92a7d)

- [Wired: Pro-Government Twitter Bots Try to Hush Mexican Activists](http://www.wired.com/2015/08/pro-government-twitter-bots-try-hush-mexican-activists/)

#Information about shilling on Reddit

- [slaterhearst spammed Reddit with links to The Atlantic. "The Daily Dot has confirmed that slaterhearst was Jared Keller, the associate editor and social media editor at magazine giant The Atlantic."](https://www.dailydot.com/society/atlantic-slaterhearst-jared-keller-reddit/)

- [Forbes: Reddit Is Being Manipulated By Big Financial Services Companies](https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaymcgrego2017/02/20/reddit-is-being-manipulated-by-big-financial-services-companies/#30b8b4f74c92)

- [User pushes InfoWars links on Reddit, eventually admits to working for Infowars.](https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/6uau99/chemicals_in_reddit_are_turning_memes_gay_take/?st=j6r0g2om&sh=96f3dbf4)

- [Shareblue accounts caught in /politics posting links to Shareblue without disclosing their affiliation, which caused the mods to create a new disclosure rule and an official Shareblue account was registered. About a month later, Shareblue was again caught shilling on /politics without disclosing ties to the outlet, which caused them to ban Shareblue links to the sub.](http://archive.is/7HAkr)

- [Hillary Clinton Super Pac and "strategic research and rapid response team designed to defend Hillary Clinton from baseless attacks" openly admits to shilling on Reddit.](https://web.archive.org/web/20160618091140/http://correctrecord.org/barrier-breakers-2016-a-project-of-correct-the-record/)

- [User posts video using GoPro, gets video to front page, admits in comments that GoPro sent him free cameras in exchange for advertising.](https://np.reddit.com/videos/comments/2ejpbb/yes_it_is_true_i_boiled_my_gopro_to_get_you_this/ck0btnb/?context=3&st=j0qt0xnf&sh=ef13ba81) (archive: http://archive.is/ICGrl)

- [Top mod of /Mechanical_Gifs tries to sell subreddit on ebay for 999.00 dollars.](http://archive.is/kU1Ly)

- [How Reddit Got Huge: Tons of Fake Accounts - According to Reddit cofounder Steve Huffman, in the early days the Reddit crew just faked it ‘til they made it.](https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-reddit-got-huge-tons-of-fake-accounts--2)

- [Shill posts picture of a dog in a hammock with the brand clearly visible without indicating that it's an ad in the title of the post, making it an illegal advertisement. Later, he posts a promo code in the comments for 20 percent off his hammocks.](http://archive.is/Mfdk9)

- [Redditor who works for a potato mailing company admits to being a shill. He shows off his 27 thousand dollars he made in /pics](http://i.imgur.com/CcTHwdS.png) (Screenshot because he deleted his posts.) [[Here's the thread.](https://np.reddit.com/HailCorporate/comments/3gl8zi/that_potato_mailing_company_is_at_it_again/)]

- [/netsec talks about gaming reddit via sockpuppets and how online discourse is (easily) manipulated.](https://np.reddit.com/netsec/comments/38wl43/we_used_sock_puppets_in_rnetsec_last_year_and_are)

- [Reddit is being gamed by professional shills every day. We investigate how widespread the problem of fake comments and fake votes is in our Reddit For Sale follow-up. [11:48]](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uIrnEIuL8o&t)

- [Reddit For Sale: How We Bought The Top Spot For $200 [8:27]](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SAkUs3urrg)

- [Some websites use shill accounts to spam their competitor's articles, causing their competitors to become banned on Reddit.](https://np.reddit.com/TheoryOfReddit/comments/1ja4nf/lets_talk_about_those_playing_reddit_with/?st=iunay35w&sh=d841095d)

- [Wikileaks: Reddit cofounder consulting for Stratfor to bring in the social media dollars](https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?viewemailid=282044)

- [Shilling on Reddit is openly admitted to in this Forbes article](http://www.forbes.com/sites/julesschroede2016/03/10/the-magic-formula-behind-going-viral-on-reddit/#1d2485b05271)

- [What I learned selling my Reddit accounts](https://medium.com/@Rob79/what-i-learned-selling-my-reddit-accounts-c5e9f6348005#.u5zt0mti3)

- [Reddit automation bot: "Run Up To 100 Threads, Checks For Valid Proxy Access & Also To Check If Banned From Site, Keyword Based Submission Finder & Vote Up/Down Capabilities, Mass upvote or downvote Mode..."](https://web.archive.org/web/20160323141612/http://www.blackhattoolz.com/redditbot.php)

- [Boostupvotes.com](https://archive.fo/WdbYQ)

- [Reddit Secrets, buy upvotes](https://archive.fo/SCWN7)

- [Reddit Secrets, buy pre-aged and high karma accounts](https://archive.fo/NAwBx)

#Science
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