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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:03 PM
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Just stumbled into this website...

www.williamirvine.com

Very interesting reading.

Kind of makes me feel like some kind of product on SOs supermarket shelf.

CT




posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by Conspiracy Theorist
Kind of makes me feel like some kind of product on SOs supermarket shelf.


One of the reasons I have always been fascinated by ATS' business model.

But because ATS is likely limited in its potential to become a substantial business on its own, I can see why Bill would take the concept to other niche areas.

Does this freak you out for some reason?

[edit on 27-8-2008 by loam]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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No, I wouldnt say it 'freaks' me out per se.

The only thing freakish about it is how the image on the bottle is directly related to above top secret. You'd think he/they could come up with a new image, thereby not directly linking above top secret.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:34 PM
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-heh-

That's more than two years old... never paid much attention to it lately. There was a brief time when I was doing some consulting in the "Web 2.0" arena.

If you notice, there's no mention of The Above Network, LLC or my current title here... that puts the date before things got serious here with ATS.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:35 PM
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Well, he already paid for the artwork once....right?

He likely can't use images from projects he did for his clients, so he's using something from a business he partially owns.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:35 PM
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I'd say he's quite the visionary. He seems to have his finger on the pulse of the consumer market and gives them what they want. Nothing wrong with that.

If your OP is meant to imply that S.O. cares nothing for this site or the subject matter involved, I'd say you need to read through some of his threads.

If you're implying that we're being somehow "used" so Bill can get rich ask yourself why you're on this site. I have never once clicked on those banner ads or bought anything being advertised on ATS; although I did buy one thing that was mentioned in a thread that I would otherwise have been unaware of. I come here for the content, the alterntive news and a chance to interact with like-minded people.

Who benefits from this site more? Us or Bill? I'm personally glad of his involvement as more people are beginning to wake up and become aware of some of the monsters hiding under the proverbial bed. Conspiracy theorists are looked at a little differently these days than they (we) once were. We have S.O. to thank for that. I hope the man sleeps on large cushy stacks of $100.00 bills. Good for him. And ultimately good for us.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:36 PM
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SO,
well stated. point taken.

[edit on 27/8/2008 by agent violet]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:37 PM
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I heard he was spotted in Vegas dressed as a transvestite working the roulette wheel. Could have been bad intel though.

The guy is a genius. Who else could come up with a forum like this. If he wants his own line of spark plug wires, I'd say go for it.
[edit on 8/27/2008 by jpm1602]

[edit on 8/27/2008 by jpm1602]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:37 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



All I want to know is where I can get a bottle of that sauce...






As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:41 PM
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Playtex and Ducktape.

Sounds about right as a stepping stone to ATS.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Playtex and Ducktape.

Now you can say you know the guy that launched Rock Tapewright and Duck Tape Around The World.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:51 PM
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Omni quando moriarty. Pleas have a seat for the man's prayer....
Duck tape is the best friend of lamo repairmen like me. It has its place. It held my 93 g20 together for years. And I wasn't even at the possum lodge.

[edit on 8/27/2008 by jpm1602]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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That a really cool site.


Doesn't really work with Playtex though!



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:55 PM
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I'm now a member of the "Duck Tape Club"

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Life is good

Semper



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:58 PM
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Slow down sf, did you read this?


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Always with the points SO.

[edit on 8/27/2008 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
I'm now a member of the "Duck Tape Club"

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Life is good

Semper


Oh my gosh ..so that means you and Dick (Cheney) will now be buddys eh ..LOL


[edit on 27-8-2008 by Simplynoone]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
That a really cool site.


That site is nothing like the one we launched in 1999 for them... full-frame Flash, lots of animation, comics, etc.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 11:00 PM
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This is spooky, but I think I've actually been to the duct tape website before.




Honest.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 11:13 PM
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dam, and I have already given him most of my brilliant ideas.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 11:15 PM
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Is it duct tape or duck tape? I went to St. Eds with a kid who's father was Manno. He ran one of biggest duck tape operations in Elyria. I think duck tape would just be cruel. What with that cute little extra insurance carrier duck and all.

[edit on 8/27/2008 by jpm1602]




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