>So we've got a research group who are ideological cousins to the drug
>legalization movement. They're researching drugs to deal with PTSD,
>including some old street favorites, and they've received FDA ( and it
>seems DEA ) permission to begin some tests. One of their front people
>is a former choir girl who does some modeling on the side. She claims
>a background in in music, unitarianism and vegetarianism... which
>sounds flaky enough to be from the Brotherhood of New Potential.
>Good catch Gil.
It gets better.
Their roster of front people include...
Valerie Mojeiko, listed as filling the same post as Vanessa Vaudo -
which is also listed as an orthodox Jewish anarchist and a psychedelic
Mercedes Paulino, general busybody - who's apparently one of the
founding members of the Lyons Club in Puerto Plata.
... but the best part is still to come
Nicole Tavernier is listed as director of operations - Nicole Tavernbier
was a 16th century healer and general pratictioner of herbal magic in
Brandy Doyle is listed as director of special operations - actually a
character in the M*A*S*H* TV series (she was a former stripper)
As for the president of the clique, just check his mugshots on his web page
My 2 cents - this is a fluffy organization, with one or two real
individuals (Doblin and Mojeiko?) doing all the work, and filling the
gaps in their roster by harvesting plausible names through the web and
using them as masks and suits online.
I worked for a very brief time with a guy who set up organizational
web-services for clubs, circles, small institutions and business ventures.
The first thing he did was increasing the number of on-line persons by
setting up a handful of accounts in names which he picked up from the
web - so that a cursory web-search would show the guys to be real people
and not just strings of letters.
He then administered their accounts and mail postings to newsgroups in
order to generate traffic and attract real users.
As soon as usage statistics kicked in, he dropped a few of the fakes...
And yet - two or fifteen, these guys are worth investigation.