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  1. #301
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupolicious View Post
    Minus whatever the lawyers take. They always win.
    My guess is his attorney did quite well. I doubt he devoted a huge number of hours to the case and he would have walked away with a nice payout, without having to go to court.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


    "You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.

    "I didn't have a grandfather on the board of some fancy college. Key word being was. Did he touch the Filipino exchange student? Did he not touch the Filipino exchange student? I don't know Brooke, I wasn't there."

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    terrorism basically with 5G and Blue Tooth once its in your cells

    This is pretty cool.

    Not the shooting and killing and the other insanity shit. But this is scifi paranoia book worthy. Interesting that people really get this far out.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    went to a Dean slideshow at our local little mountaineering shop. was a nice presentation the main thing I remember is to dig a lot of hasty pits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long duc dong View Post
    Obviously there is lots of horrible about this, but that statement pretty much kills off any, no matter how slim, chance that he is/was thinking rationally.

    One of my best friends has had his ups and downs, thankfully not like this. He was selling software for a very large company when he got canned a couple of years ago. He ended up suing them. The suit would have gotten him at most a few million. He became paranoid, at one point he thought that a weird guy who did an airbnb on a property he owned might have been a hitman sent by the company. The company in question was worth around 20 billion. I tried to explain to them that a fired software salesman who made around 200k a year and was suing them for a couple of million was not something that the CEO of this company would give a fuck about. He is doing better now, luckily he never got all THAT far down the rabbit hole, but when people get to that conspiracy level it can be scary. We had to tell our buddy over and over that to company XYZ he was simply not significant in that way. I broke it down for him: "Do you think the CEO of a company worth 20 billion is going to risk going to jail for the rest of his life so that XYZ does not have to pay you a couple million?" Hell, the CEO would not even be told about the lawsuit, it would be far too trivial for him to waste time. If my buddy had pictures of the CEO dumping a body that might be different, but obviously that was not the case. It took a while, but eventually it started to sink in. He has gotten some therapy and he is doing better, but we were scared for a bit there. Once people get that embedded in paranoid beliefs it can be tough to come back. This seems to be a sad, and scary, example of what can happen.

    Condolences to all involved. There are not winners here.
    You might not think some things are possible but I knew of a guy who was a hitman for some iconic American companies. He went down while working for a guy who was basically the real Walter White. On another note, I had a friend whose ketamine and alcohol habit got out of control this last year and he was having delusions of a conspiracy against him. He finally cleaned up and is a different person.

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    dean cummings shot someone - i am sure valdeztelehead (matt) or what ever his handle was is not surprised

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    You might not think some things are possible but I knew of a guy who was a hitman for some iconic American companies. He went down while working for a guy who was basically the real Walter White. On another note, I had a friend whose ketamine and alcohol habit got out of control this last year and he was having delusions of a conspiracy against him. He finally cleaned up and is a different person.
    Yeah, I get that it is possible, that it is plausible that a big corporation might do something, they just would not do it over a few million. The scale is much too small for them to care. I could see a big corporation knocking off a whistleblower if they were going to be outed for doing something that could destroy the company, but a 20 billion dollar company does not care a few million.

    Interestingly enough my buddy was drinking heavily at this point and dabbling in another substance. We partied together a lot in my single days, but at that point the dabbling only happened a few times a year at most. Usually dabbling was reserved for vegas trips or special occasions, it was a 5 times a year thing, maybe 10 times if it was a big year for dabbling. My wife and I don't have kids, so we still go out occasionally, but I'm not on the party program the way I used to be. With him it got to a point where the dabbling was every weekend. He broke up with his fiancee, she dumped him when she caught him cheating for the 5th time, and was in a real tailspin. I would call him on Saturday at 10 am to see if he wanted to go surf Trestles and he would ALWAYS be too hungover. To be fair, I have missed plenty of surf sessions due to being hungover, even though surfing is a great hangover cure, but he had gotten to the point where he was almost never functional on Saturday or Sunday and even on Friday. It was different than when we had partied together. He has since gotten mostly clean, the dabbling is done and the drinking is greatly reduced. He, like your friend, is a different person.

    In another incident around the time of the paranoia he thought one of his cars had been stolen. He had two cars, a Mercedes E 500 for dates and general driving around, at a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder as a surf car. The Pathfinder was actually a car I had sold him for a dollar, I drove it across the country summer before my sophmore year at UCSB and I had kept it after I stopped driving it regularly. I didn't want to scrap it and he needed a surf car so I sold it to him for a dollar and he put just enough money into it to use it. He used to park it on the street near his condo, the Mercedes went in the garage. He called me up one day and asked me to help him look for it, he was convinced it had been stolen on an evening when he was convinced someone had put something in his drink. He had thought he left it overnight where he was partying, he was actually good about not drinking and driving, and after a few days when he couldn't find it he was convinced it had been stolen by the same people he thought were stalking him. The car was eventually found a couple of streets over. He was in such a bad way at that point that he convinced that the people following him had stolen it to send a message, then left it a couple of streets away. I told him that he had probably parked it there and then forgotten he had parked it that far away, a much more plausible explanation. It is scary when people get that far down the rabbit hole.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


    "You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.

    "I didn't have a grandfather on the board of some fancy college. Key word being was. Did he touch the Filipino exchange student? Did he not touch the Filipino exchange student? I don't know Brooke, I wasn't there."

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