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Conspiracy Theorists- Can you explain this ‘eerie’ job ad?

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posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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Some really interesting suggestions in here as too what it could be thanks everyone for the input!

a reply to: Cuervo

Interesting!! it wouldn't surprise me if that does indeed happen in real life not just in books etc. Its a good way too communicate without a trace isn't it.


a reply to: dr1234

I like the way you think! it is a little far fetched, but in this world anything is possible and criminal organisations can be pretty smart with setting things like that up, you think with all the attention it has gotten in the media and online they wouldn't keep doing it though? It would make it become a bit risky if people were actively looking in too it.




posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

The email address did change in the past 10 years it went from the one listed in the first posting to the other email address, but the ad itself pretty much matched the previous one that was seen and responded too word for word on all the various places it was advertised, it makes sense that they may change the email in that time, I have searched both email addresses but didn't turn up a great deal. Considering its a gmail account on the current ad I bet Google knows who it is!!!

I am really surprised about that aswell, and it looks like a fair bit of searching has been done to try find the person posting this ad, I guess it was deemed bogus because no one ever receives a response and it just keeps circulating everywhere for such a long time. I really just want too know who is doing it and why!! I bet they are getting a kick out of all these people trying too work it out. Or worried because it might uncover something bad and sinister.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: MrLimpet
Found this blog by goggling the email address. Blog was started in 8/04, last post 5/13.

A few interesting clues but nothing concrete, that I saw. (didn't read it all though)

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Yes! Theres some interesting info in the comments section of that link thankyou.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:11 PM
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Aliens, recruiting publicists for the Takeover.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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Maybe some SPY #. In spy movies there is always that fake ad from handlers to alert the agent to some kinda info. or drop time.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: Shana91aus

If it's still bringing in lot's of cash and hasn't been caught it would be the safest way to deal drugs and not get caught. So short answer, until thess people make any real progress, absolutely. The drug business is inherently risky.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: Shana91aus

If it's still bringing in lot's of cash and hasn't been caught it would be the safest way to deal drugs and not get caught. So short answer, until thess people make any real progress, absolutely. The drug business is inherently risky.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: Rainbowresidue

More than likely it is a simple scam for Wall Street wantabes that really don't have a lick of sense but a fair amount of pocket change to "further his/her career" beyond a mediocre one.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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a reply to: Shana91aus

I agree with others that it's information gathering/data mining to steal personal information. It seems very strange that someone would go to these lengths and spend that much money to do something like that. It seems bizarre. The differing email addresses could indicate that it is more than one person doing this, possibly a team of people splitting up the costs of the various ads. As to why they are doing this, I'm puzzled and flabbergasted. There are some really sick people out there in the world. I personally would never go to Craigslist for anything. I feel most of the stuff on that site is scams.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 10:19 PM
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A previous poster posted a blog link earlier. I scanned through the comments and spotted a mention of the D.E Shaw Group -- an investment & tech development group.

D.E Shaw staff info page


Our firm has made a conscious effort to build a carefully selected team of uniquely talented individuals, each among the very best in his or her profession, rather than a larger group of highly competent but less remarkable personnel.

Our staff includes Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars, Putnam Fellows, and winners of the International Math Olympiad, among other awards. Besides being keenly engaged in their work, our employees have diverse interests, many of which are far removed from the world of finance. Over 60 of our investment professionals hold Ph.D.'s, and approximately 20 percent of our staff are published authors whose work ranges from papers in specialized academic journals to award-winning mystery novels. Our staff includes entrepreneurs, professional opera singers, poets, actors, songwriters, painters, and filmmakers.

As part of a global team, our employees work with smart people trained in a variety of disciplines from around the world in a collegial, casual environment. As a result of this work climate, our company's substantial infrastructure, and a large capital base with which to apply great ideas, many employees feel that the firm combines some of the most attractive features of academia and finance.


There's also this, from their research site:
D.E Shaw Research


D. E. Shaw Research has made a conscious effort to slowly and deliberately build a small team of truly extraordinary contributors rather than assembling a larger group of individuals who are simply "very good." We welcome inquiries from candidates of all backgrounds and levels of experience who display evidence of exceptional ability, and are as selective in our hiring of support personnel as we are in identifying gifted scientists and engineers.

A few of the areas in which we currently have particular needs are outlined below. It's worth noting, however, that we are generally less interested in hiring someone to fill a particular "slot" than in attracting extraordinarily capable individuals who are likely to make significant contributions to our efforts over the long term. For that reason, we are open to considering unusually well-qualified applicants even if none of these particular positions seems like an immediate match.


I have no real idea what this company has their fingers in, but I wouldn't be too shocked if they were behind the ads. It would be a rather ingenious way of sniffing out the unique people they want. Why look at the cookie-cutter fine jewels in the store cases (universities) when you can seek out the more one-of-a-kind pieces elsewhere (toss out an ad & see what comes in)

And if anyone knows what this company actually does, let us know? Or drop me a U2U, I'm pretty curious.

Quick edit: It's worth noting that the founder of D.E Shaw Group, David Shaw, is worth over $40 billion. If he himself was posting these ads, it would be barely pennies spent to him over the years with that kind of net worth.
edit on 11/8/2014 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 10:31 PM
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It's not what it says it might be related to when it is posted. The same thing posted on the 15th might have a different meaning than when and where it's posted on the 31st. I had a neighbor in Maryland that was pretty fishy. They put his pickup truck out in the yard for sale every few months but never entertained selling it. The truck seemed to be a message that something was ready. So the meaning of this ad must be only known to the recipient and sender. But why use it for so long... HUH that doesn't make much sense.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: datasdream
It's not what it says it might be related to when it is posted. The same thing posted on the 15th might have a different meaning than when and where it's posted on the 31st. I had a neighbor in Maryland that was pretty fishy. They put his pickup truck out in the yard for sale every few months but never entertained selling it. The truck seemed to be a message that something was ready. So the meaning of this ad must be only known to the recipient and sender. But why use it for so long... HUH that doesn't make much sense.



This. It is likely just one of several long running ads in multiple, unrelated publications for long term, deep cover operatives. This particular ad posted in a certain publication on a particular day of the week/month/year combined with the email address is probably just one piece of a larger message. Basically its like a combination lock and all the ads together make up the combination, but without the cypher and other relevant ads you'll never be able to unlock the mystery.

Instead of trying to figure out this particular ad, those investigating it need to search for other long term repeating ads in other publications.


edit on 11/8/2014 by LowTechRedneck because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

This is along the lines I was thinking. Recruitment of Artist as they tend to have a more creative "out of the box" thinking. Would be good for original research.



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: cheekybobo
a reply to: Nyiah

This is along the lines I was thinking. Recruitment of Artist as they tend to have a more creative "out of the box" thinking. Would be good for original research.


It could be something as simple as they have a specific job they want done, but feel someone with the talent for it but college education in something else would be a better fit for them. Let's say they're looking for a photorealistic artist who can create anything based on just a few words or a basic idea. Now let's say, in a perfect world, I fit that bill (I do not in reality, but I can dream here, lol) Now, I have zero formal training in the Arts, having gone to college for, IDK, marine biology instead. They toss out their basic personality outline, work ethic criteria & salary info in an ad and sift through my & others' resumes afterward hoping to find that long-shot (my level of photorealism talent) Sometimes that's the best way to find what you're looking for, even if it takes years.

Trying to dig up info on D.E Shaw Group was kind of dead-endish. I found vague info, but they could have many more branches into other industries, or have MANY hushed projects needing people with very specific talents or approaches over long periods.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Could you please tell me what part of the comments it says that? I have been sitting reading them every time I get a chance today but can't seem too find that one! there's lots of good info on that link though I agree, by the comments these people put this Ad in a lot of places. And I think there is more emails than 2 as well like the article originally said.

This is really interesting and seems like a very plausible explanation for the Ad mystery! It all seems like it adds up I will join you in trying to dig up info on the company surely has to be something somewhere if the guy is that successful.

If that was all they were doing though why wouldn't they come out and just say it considering all the controversy around the advert? Its not like sifting through to find these perfect unique people they want is illegal why all the mystery?



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 02:53 AM
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Some rich puke has got himself a sweet tax write off.

Advertising expenses. You generally can deduct reasonable advertising expenses that are directly related to your business activities.

From Publication 535 of the IRS tax code.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 03:37 AM
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There are many companies out there that put out ads for jobs that no one can get..

They look for people that are not out there.

Why, because they want to hire cheap labor from other countries.

Wll they have to show the US government is they can not hire anyone in the US.

www.splcenter.org...

I saw one machine shop that was looking to hire workers with 5 years experience on a piece of equipment that had only been on the market in the US for 2 years. no one could have the 5 years experience.
It was a CNC run mill and what they were looking for was a operator that could load in a blank piece of metal and take out the finished product and at the same time keep out of the sight of the union.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 03:43 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
the obvious question - amazingly unanswered :

has anyone sent a CV - real or ficticious - and got a reply ?


Those who receive a reply I never heard from again....

*queues evil laughter*



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 03:51 AM
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originally posted by: Rosinitiate

originally posted by: ignorant_ape
the obvious question - amazingly unanswered :

has anyone sent a CV - real or ficticious - and got a reply ?


Those who receive a reply I never heard from again....

*queues evil laughter*


A reply could genuinely be faked…just sayin'. It really could be.
tetra



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 05:04 AM
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My guess is that the contents of the ad has little to nothing to do with what this actually is. The first thing I thought of was that it is a signal to somebody or even a bunch of somebodies.




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