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A pox on playing it safe. Let's get real. Bl00p. ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **************************** THE ISSUE AT A GLANCE ***************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EDITORIALS AND LETTERS Bill Dickson takes the helm again/Pat steps down IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS Submissions needed Help needed reaching hard-to-reach non-bitnet m00ses EVENTS AND NEWS Comment Fascism in the US part I: Operation Sundevil Fascism in the US part II: Lies in the war on drugs New non-network thr0ng: The Damn Whitefish Thr0ng Fascism in the US part III: Martial Law FICTION AND POETRY An interesting little anonymous piece M00SCELLANEOUS NONSENSE System privileges as they would apply to real life Donald Trump -- M00se in the making? The Usenet Oracle answers a question about goldfish MEET THE M00SES None this time, I'm afraid -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **************************** EDITORIALS AND LETTERS **************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Surprise. I'll bet I was the last person you were expecting to see here again. Yes, it's true, the real world has me firmly in its grasp, I've graduated with a B.A. in English Literature, I have my own apartment, I'm paying for my own car, I have my own kitten (Lisa Miranda), and my own little inadequate job. I also, for the first time in some fifteen years, have my evenings free with no guilt attached. And time on my hands. So I wrote to Pat, who I hadn't heard from in a while, and mentioned that my palms were itching a bit. He said he just didn't seem to get around to this editorship business very often anymore, and I decided to take the helm, at least for a while. So here I am, once again gracing your free blocks. I've had some strange urges lately. No, not *that* kind of urges, you filthy m00ses, you. No, strange editorship urgues, coupled with indignation with the national status quo, and various other things I can't really get a handle on. Also, I've spilled cream soda into my keyboard. But I digress. What this all means is, I'd like to launch the M00se Illuminati into a new direction. A -- dare I say it? -- somewhat serious direction. Not *too* serious, mind you, but I'd like to get some organization into it, get a better handle on who we are and what we're really about. Part of this will be reflected in M00se Droppings, at least while I continue to edit it. I'm thinking movie reviews, music reviews, announcements of m00sey events around the world, announcements of nastiness going on that m00ses may wish to write their congressthings about. That kind of stuff. Among the other things I hope to do are: 1) Get a list of all m00ses. Not just Cyberm00ses (m00ses with network access), but any chapters that have sprung up around the world without direct network access. 2) Make ourselves known. This may seem like a strange thing for an illuminati group to do, but let's face it -- as an underground group, we haven't much influence. If many different people start receiving mail, or reading editorials from people stating that they are part of the M00se Illuminati, they're going to start to notice. And if we grow, our power and influence for covert action will increase as well. Everybody knows the CIA exists, but it doesn't slow them down. 3) Start a paper newsletter. Once I get such a project off the ground, I will surrender M00se Droppings once again. A paper newsletter will have several advantages: It will reach those m00ses who do not have network access; it will be fully protected by the First Amendment; it will look impressive; seeing it passing through the mail will make people paranoid. Any one of these reasons would be sufficient by itself. Combined, they are irrefutable. Sadly, this project must wait for me to get certain equipment, namely a repaired hard disk and a better printer. But then, we'll be in business. Part one I would like immediate help with. Please send me the names of any m00ses you know of who are not on the net, along with their addresses if at all possible. Part two, we should begin talking about immediately. Part three is mostly my baby, but suggestions are welcome. That's enough from me for now, though. Now, Issue 41. As Pat had already begun this issue, please consider him co-editor, and we'll kick it off with the editorial he had written. Bl00p, Bill. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Well, here we are, at the end of another year. For me, it's the end of my third year (out of a probably SIX! ;^) ) and it's been pretty good. If the administration permits, I will be on the system all summer, and should have more free tyme than I did this semester. If that is the case, and you guys keep sending me strange and wonderful things, then I'll keep doing this piece of lunacy. As I write this, it's 4.30 am, Monday, May 14th. And I'm not even in Buffalo, but at home, in Oswego, NY for a few days, logging in through my Mom's account (CHILDS@OSWEGO.OSWEGO.EDU and she loves mail, if you get my drift...). I'm all done with classes, and I have no finals! (Nyah! Nyah! ;^) ) I'm currently reading the Shrodinger's Cat Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson. It's pretty good so far! This book (trilogy, actually) is the sequel to the ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy. If you haven't read THAT yet, then may I make a suggestion for your summer reading list?... :) I've also picked up Wilson's "Illuminati Papers" and "Coincidence". I've read I.P., ant it's great! "Coincidence" looks good, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Enough book reviews.... For those of you who are going away for the summer, and have no Net access, have a good tyme, and hope to see you next fall! If you are (well, you know...the "G-word") and you won't be back next year because you're going out into the quote real-world unquote, have fun, good luck, stay m00sey, and work yourselves into the positions that have been agreed upon and await further instructions fnord. (We ARE a conspiracy, after all! ;^) ) If you won't be able to receive mail this summer, drop me a note and let me know, so I can remove you from the mailing list and save lots of net-traffic. For those who are still here, send me some stuff, and let's keep the summer weird! Fnordially yours, -Pat Salsbury Hi. This is Pat again. It's now 9.50 pm, Fri., June 29th. It's about 6 weeks since I worked on this, and I appologize for not getting it out. 3 days after writing that bit above, (Thus., May 17th.), I had a motorcycle accident. I hit a guard rail going about 40 mph, and wiped out my bike. I wasn't seriously hurt (thank the Fnord), but I wasn't able to get back onto my account for a while, and when I finally did, I just never got around to finishing this, and sending it out. Again, I apologize. Strange thing was...I was wearing an Illuminati T-shirt when I had the accident, (with a BIG eye-in-the-pyramid design on the front!), and suspiciously escaped any serious bodily harm fnord. ;) Bill Dickson, our esteemed founder in Hartford, Conn., wishes to take the helm of our newsletter again, so I return it to him, and wish you well. I'll still be in touch, and will answer any mail sent to me (hint-hint!). Hopefully he'll be more on schedule than I have been of late. :-) Take care, all! It's been a blast! -Pat -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ************************** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS ***************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBMISSIONS NEEDED!!! We must restore this organization to its ultra-powerful, pristine condition, and the key is an exciting and interesting newsletter! Send your submissions to me, Pickle, at DICKSON@HARTFORD.BITNET. Please label them as submissions in the subject line, and, if possible, include a reference to the section you think your submission falls under, if any. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I have been unable to reach the following m00ses through the gateways. If anybody knows of a working address to reach them, please notify me immediately. INET%"AGTOA!GREYFOX@UUNET.UU.NET" JJZ@S.CC.PERDUE.EDU -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ******************************* EVENTS AND NEWS ******************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No wife, No horse, No mustache. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - OPERATION SUNDEVIL: Any of you who didn't receive the long article I mailed out about Operation Sundevil, the government's unethical, and in some cases unlawful intrusion into cyberspace, let me know and I'll send it. It's scary stuff. Not quite as scary as what happened on Wednesday night, June 27th, though. On Relay channel 173, the Anti-Government Channel, we of the Politics discussion list (POLITICS@UCF1VM) were just settling into our topic for the evening -- Operation Sundevil. As the first sentence of the conversation was transmitted, the Relay network collapsed. We were separated into groups of two and three, in some cases chopped down to individuals. And though most of the Net gradually reassembled itself over the course of the next hour (RELAY@YALEVM never did come back up, of course), we couldn't help feeling as if there was a *little* more than coincidence involved. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [I don't think this one comes from a m00se, but it's interesting nonetheless. Even if you've never smoked the stuff, or aren't for legalization, the point about selective coverage by the media is important to us all. Read Noam Chomsky's _The_Washington_Connection_ and _Manufacturing_Consent_ for more info. -WRD.] Listen up, tokers! I got some primo dirt on the partnership for a drug- free America. I'm sure that you have all seen the "brainwave" anti-herb commercial (brainwaves of a "normal" 14-year-old are shown, followed by the barely blipping, almost totally flat brainwaves of "a 14-year-old after smoking marijuanna"). Well, as it turns out, the partnership was/is full of shit (no big suprise to anyone, I'm sure). This commercial was seen by Dr. Donald blum, a professor at UCLA. Dr. Blum has done research on brainwaves, including brainwaves of people after smoking herb. The brainwaves experienced after getting high are called alpha waves. Alpha waves are also experienced during meditation. They represent the creative side, the moment when one lets go and the new energy is allowed to flow in. Alpha waves DON'T look like straight lines. Dr. Blum took this info to ABC on Nov. 2nd, 1989. On Nov. 17th, 1989, the partnership for a drug-free America admitted that they had not used the brainwaves of a young pot smoker, but had in fact USED THE BRAINWAVES OF A PERSON IN A COMA!!!!!!!!!! When questioned by ABC reporters as to why they did it, the partnership said that they thought that the effects of herb were so dangerous that they felt it was better to lie to the american public to save them, as opposed to telling the truth. I learned of this by reading an interview with Jack Herer in the April issue of High Times. Apparently, the major media has chosen to ignore this case of caught-red-handed public disinformation (a fact that I find very disturbing, but not suprising). I urge all anti-governmental-bullshit types to start spreading the news! Tell everyone who doesn't know! Our government is lying to us about pot, who knows what else they're lying to us about?! Since the media is obviously out to hamper and discredit the legalization movement any way they can, it's up to US to give people truthful, responsible information about drugs. It's up to US to go to rallies and tell our fat-assed, facist, vote-mongering excuses for political leaders that WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE THIS SHIT ANYMORE!! See you in the street!! Dope Smokin' Dave - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I'd like to take some lines now to introduce a new thr0ng of the M00se Illuminati -- not a cyberthr0ng, just a normal thr0ng, known as the Damn Whitefish Thr0ng. It is a most promising thr0ng. It seems Mike Harm, Founder and Traveller extraordinaire, was on a boat bound for Athens one midnight in late March. He stumbled upon a group of people passing a bottle of grappa and swapping stories, and joined them. Soon after, he fell in with John, one of the members of that group, and Peter, John's friend. They began to travel together, and strange and wondrous are their tales. Three in particular are of interest. The first is the tale from which I derive this new thr0ng's name (the thr0ng made up of John and Peter, in case you hadn't guessed). It is the tale of the Damn Whitefish. At some form of high school event, a "senior night" sort of event, Peter and John signed up to perform the theme from "The Love Boat" in front of the entire student body, and a good deal of the faculty. Given their history at this school, the officials should have called in the riot squad instantly; but no, they nodded and signed up the act. When it came time for John and Peter to perform the theme from "The Love Boat," they walked out on stage with a kazoo (in John's hands) and a relatively fresh, five-foot-long whitefish, acquired earlier that day as far as we know (in Peter's hands). As John played "Yankee Doodle" on the kazoo, periodically pausing to scream "DAMN WHITEFISH!!!" into the microphone, Peter proceeded to swing the fish by its tail repeatedly, pounding it to pulp against the stage. The effect was impressive. Faculty and students alike were splattered with fish bits, and gore covered the stage. Everybody (except John and Peter) was appalled. It was truly a sight to behold. The second story is the story of the haunting. John and Peter instructed Mike in the fine art of haunting important national landmarks. Essentially, what you do is throw a sheet over your head and run around the landmark in the middle of the night, saying "WooooOOOOOooooooo! WOOOOooooOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!" in a high-pitched voice. John and Peter haunted many places, including the Eiffel Tower (second floor). Mike joined them to haunt the Acropolis. We hope to get together and haunt several landmarks in New York City, and perhaps some places in Hartford as well. We think it would be good for m00ses to join us. The final story is the brief tale of John and Peter's discovery of the M00se Illuminati. "But what is this organization *for*?" they asked. "*No*," said Mike, "You don't *understand*....." They decided it was one of the coolest things they'd heard of in a long while. So, let us all welcome John and Peter into the M00se Illuminati, as the Damn Whitefish Thr0ng. When I can beat them out of Mike, I'll send their addresses. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [This item was pulled from POLITICS@UCF1VM. It originally came from Bob Bickford, rab@well.sf.ca.us. I can't speak for its accuracy, but it's not the kind of thing to take chances with. -WRD] EMERGENCY -- ACT! by Tomas Estrada-Palma and Larry Monaghan A new bill, HR 4079, co-sponsored by Representative Newt Gingrich and Senator Phil Gramm, would open the way for American concentration camps to be built, and thereafter permit the state to round up suspected drug users so they can be forced to work without compensation for the state. "The Drug and Crime Emergency Act" drips with patriotism as Gingrich tries to vaguely connect the freedom movement in eastern Europe with America falling deeper and deeper into "the slavery of drug addiction." The bill proposes suspending the Constitution for five years so millions of illegal drug users can be held by the state in concentration camps. All internees will be forced to work and if anyone is caught with drugs in the camps they will have one year added to their sentence each time -- with no right to appeal. HR 4079 calls for declaration of a five year national state of emergency-- in essence, martial law. It proposes reopening the concentration camps of WWII, using active and inactive military bases as prisons, and a new privately owned prison system as well. To aid in accomplishing this, the 4th Amendment, the 8th Amendment, and habeas corpus are either superseded, redefined, or disallowed. A provision has been built in to allow the government to purchase goods manufactured by prison slave labor. To ensure the duration of this labor force, all previous maximum sentences would be changed to minimum sentences. New mandatory sentences would be applied, and probation, parole, and suspension of sentences revoked. To provide an even greater pool to draw from, mandatory drug testing of just about everyone above junior high school level has been included. The resolution carefully avoids addressing the funding necessary. Even after 30 press releases were sent out to all the national and local news outlets by Maryland Libertarian Party members, there has been practically no mention of the bill in the media. The state evidently is hoping to sweep this bill into law right under our noses while we are all preoccupied with other events taking place around the world. Surprisingly, the response from libertarians as well as mainstream folks has been one of complacency. Everyone needs to make phone calls and write letters. Direct your correspondence to the media and your representatives as well as Gingrich and Gramm. If they don't think you care about this bill becoming law -- it will! Act now or cry behind the barbwire later. reproduced from the July 1990 Libertarian Party NEWS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***************************** FICTION AND POETRY ******************************* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pretty little birdies, Picking in the turdies. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *************************** M00SCELLANEOUS NONSENSE **************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Would that it were so. From Ice Lord (DICRESCE_PEJ@CTSTATEU.BITNET) -WRD.] "This just can't happen to me, I've got access to SYSPRV, something must be wrong." Let's face it, there comes a time in every privileged user's life when he/ she finds out that privileges may have their uses, but don't you wish you could use them in real life as well? Dream Equipment Corparation has come up with the answer. A fully interfacable life modification system that plugs straight between the unibus and reality, and is ready and waiting to help the privileged user run his or her life. $ set def life: $ run lauthorze LAF> Mod bike/noflat_tyre Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> ^Z $ $ set def lief: $ run lauthorze %LIFE-F-FNF, file not found lief:lauthorze Do you wish to create a new life? N $ set def life: $ run lauthorze LAF> Mod fingers/nomistakes Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> Show headache there are no defined hours of occurance VICTIM: you SIGHT AFFECTATION: nil DURATION: 2 hours ADDITIONS: Nausea, Cold Skin, Dry Tongue ETA: .3 hours PAIN LIMIT: +2 (Richter) AFTEREFFECTS: nil MAXIMUM PAIN LIMIT: infinite PRIMARY DAYS: Sat Sun SECONDARY DAYS: Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 P Days ---- **** **** ---- ---- **** --*- --** ---- ***** ***** ***** S Days ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- **** **** **** **** ----- ----- ***** LAF> mod headache/victim="someone_else"/victim_type=prick/pain_limit=7 Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> ^Z $ $ set def life: $ run lauthorze LAF> mod bank_manager/thoughts="Give loans away freely" Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> Mod bank/nomortgage Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> Mod Miss_Universe/winner="Miss America"/loser="Miss Scandinavia" Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> Mod wage_scale/add=20000 Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> ^Z $ $ set def life: $ run lauthorze LAF> Mod TV/More_Black_Adder/no_more_Dallas Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> Mod religion/nodoubts Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> Mod personality/life_and_soul_of_the_party Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> ^Z $ $ set def life: $ run lauthorze LAF> remove pope/heartattack Cosmic Universe Updated, pope dies of heart attack LAF> mod government/new_government=National Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> copy Fletcher_Challenge_Management Government/head_man="Muldoon"/nostrikes Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> add knowledge/access Cosmic Universe Updated LAF> sh me Default Mother: Yours Default Father: Yours Birth Place: Yours Name: Yours Age: Old enough Expiry Date: Soon! Max Faults: Unlimited Max Lives: 9 Death place: Hospital Max Wives: 3 Career: Computers Mode of Death: Resp Failure Privileges: LIFEPRV, CHANGEAGE, MODLIFE, BYPASSALL, AVOIDDEATH, ALLOWALL LAF> mod me/passaway --- Universe Going Down --- --- Please adjust reality accordingly --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [What happens when you take too long to put out a newsletter? It gets dated, that's what! From AGTOA!GREYFOX@UUNET.UU.NET. -WRD.] We oughta get ahold of Donald Trump and involve him in the conspiracy! With a few billion behind us, we'd be unstoppable! Or rather, MORE unstoppable. With that kind of bread, we could start a M00se lobby in congress! We could elect M00ses to high public office! Schools could be required to offer courses in chaos engineering! What fun! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [I was never a great Oracle fan, but now and then comes an answer that must be passed around. Every once in a while, I'll pick out a couple. -WRD.] The Usenet Oracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was: > My Goldfish has recently gone off his food, and is behaving in an odd > manner. First of all, a few days ago, he began swimming on his side and > has a glazed look in his eyes, nothing i could do would make him change > this. Now he is looking rather peaky and giving off a strange odour and > i'm beginning to get worried. Is it me or is my goldfish trying to tell > me something? And in response, thus spake the Oracle: } Do not be alarmed. This is perfectly normal behavior for a goldfish. } It is just one of those phases in its life cycle. The next phase is } called "decay." Large chunks of its flesh will break off and float to } the surface. During this phase, the odor will get a little stronger. } The water will become slightly murky. You may even discover a } population of insects and minute organisms in the water. Eventually, } the goldfish will appear to disintegrate entirely. It's at this point } that I like to remove the water to a large dutch oven, add chopped } onion, a little garlic, a few peppercorns, and a bay leaf and boil to } reduce. You'll end up with a delicious fish stock that I hope you enjoy } as much as I do. } } By the way, some humans prefer to bypass the "decay" phase and go } directly to the "flush-down-the-toilet" phase. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ******************************* MEET THE M00SES ******************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'll be revamping this section, trying to do an interview-format (come to think of it, like Goblinm00se and Godfrey did way back when...) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *************** AND, OF COURSE, THE UBIQUITOUS M00SE LIST UPDATE *************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A complete list of cyberm00ses will follow this newsletter. From that point on, I will send an update in this section. When the list has changed significantly enough (only *I* shall know, heh heh heh), I'll send a new copy out. Au revoir, and bl00p! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IL ISSUE----ANTI-SUNDEVIL ISSUE----ANTI-SUNDEVIL ISSUE----ANTI-SUNDEVIL ISSUE--- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TH

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