Yep, folks. Stratfor's not all dark and shadowy. Now, I’m not out to embarrass anyone without cause so I’ve removed the names of the analysts who made the comments below and have not included the email references in my release.
In addition, I'm giving Stratfor 1 Brownie point towards their Humor badge. ;-D So, Brownie points are back to 1.
The humor, albeit a little on the dark side, ranges from analyst reactions to things like SHAC’s harassment of Goldman Sachs [CT] list to numerous conspiracy theories which they receive and dutifully place on their [Analytical and Intelligence Comments] list …
(Anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I’m against animal cruelty of any kind but frankly SHAC is nuts so I wouldn’t defend them either).
In response to this report:
Goldman Sachs claims it is being harassed by a group of British protesters who accuse one of its executives of "torturing puppies". In papers filed at a Washington court, the U.S. banking giant is seeking to block Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (known as SHAC) and another animal rights group from demonstrating on its property or contacting its staff. It claims that SHAC has targeted the bank over its business links to Huntingdon Life Sciences, the animal testing laboratory in Cambridgeshire, which protesters accuse of "mistreating and killing dogs".
Analyst: “LOL. They're screwed. SHAC is crazy. They will go after the GS execs at their homes.... “
Analyst: “I like their tactics and could easily be an operative. I would leave a python in the exec's toilet bowl, put a rattler in the bed, place a mongoose in the backseat of their Lexus, make anonymous calls to the IRS and place their names on every NAMBLA and hard core porn mailing list w/a typo so their neighbors receive the packages. “
Analyst: “Another good one to pull off is to call a funeral home and tell them your elderly uncle just passed away (the exec) at home. Give them the execs house address. The funeral home will show up at the door to be greeted by the Exec in his Gucci bathrobe and slippers. "Hello, I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm here to pick up the deceased (the exec.)"
Woman Makes 911 Call from Jail
Updated: Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010, 9:13 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010, 8:43 AM CDT
(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) - Here's what not to do with your one jailhouse
call: Dial 911 and report you are trapped a** inside the jail.
Man calls 911 to save him from police
Mon Jul 16, 6:08 PM ET
LARGO, Fla. - A 38-year-old man was arrested after he called 911 and told
a dispatcher he was surrounded by police officers and needed help,
Here is the only email I could find on 9/11 (other than the ones sent to them from people outside of Stratfor offering up numerous theories).
Date 2001-09-19 23:59:38
To email@example.com, Social@infraworks.com,Others
Mr. O'connor's IQ--11.
Value of Mr. O'connor's time--worthless.
From: John Cartwright
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:57 PM
Subject: FW: #11
From: dennis O'Connor [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 5:01 PM
To: John Cartwright
Have you seen this??
Not sure how it may or may not play a role in ANYTHING, but sure is odd.
The date of the attack: 9/11 and 9+1+1=11
September 11th is the 254th day of the year:2+5+4=11
After September 11th there is 111 days left to the end of the year.
119 is the area code to Iraq/Iran: 1+1+9=11
Twin Towers- standing side by side look like the number 11.
First plane to hit the towers was Flight 11.
State of New York- The 11th State added to the Union.
New York City- 11 Letters
Afghanistan - 11 Letters
The Pentagon- 11 Letters
Ramzi Yousef- 11 Letters (convicted of plotting the WTC bombing in 1993
Flight 11- 92 on board 9+2=11
Flight 77- 65 on board- 6+5=11
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