Glenn Beck Claims Murdered EVE Player Was CIA

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Gearhead mk2:
...times like this, I wish natural selection would work a little better.

well, too bad we humans defeated Natural Selection soon after Darwin coined the phrase.

Also, i'd think you'd no want natural selection to work, because a faceless nameless person of the internet has no chance against someone with name recognition and a devout following that makes Westboro Baptist Church seem tame.

cerebus23:
Ya know if you have never played an mmo or had friends that played an mmo at work constantly, then you might be able to make the drawing that playing an online game is a very unusual thing.

So unusual that it must mean something like this was some super secret secure way the cia was sending code.

But to gamers this just means that the guy loved eve online so much he said skrew his actual job, go go government employees, i would hope the assistant ambassador had something more important to do than use his tax payer salary to play eve online at work.....

Lest that is what is should mean to people :P.

That is my whole problem with the story is why is this guy on eve all the damn time at work :P.

But to all those other people that are totally ignorant of games and gamers this just sounds insane because they cannot imagine it period. It is not a thing a rational human being would do normally.

It's not exactly processor intensive to have EVE running in a background window whilst you auto-Mine or set skills on your lunch break.

Hell I play Pokemon White at work when it's quiet. I don't see why this is an issue.

I say its an issue because all these old guys in media have consistently shown they do not get gaming period. All the major media are old men in suits, anyone that grew up with a computer at all or video games is another culture to them.

I have an issue with productivity in general, hell i have a issue with a supposed cia operative being distracted from his duty at all by a video game, i have an issue as a tax payer since all these guys are government employees, and i have an issue with computer resources and harddrive space being used for a video game, not even to mention the possible security risks of having 3rd party gaming software on a government owned pc that may have sensitive or even classified data on it.

I get the feeling that the quote may be a misunderstanding, due to the possible mix of real life events and in-game events that can happen in game chat or forums.

"Watching the exits" is very common EvE terminology for keeping scouts on stargates and wormholes. Most organized PvP events in EvE will have people watching the exits. Someone being trapped in a solar system unsure if they can get out of there 'alive' is also a pretty common event.

I imagine that for someone who is unfamiliar with the tone and language of the game it's easy to misinterpret what is being said.

I'm just speculating of course, but something about the quote just seems like it refered to something that was going on in EvE.

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It's like he doesn't understand actual emotion and the possibility that he could have been friends with some of those people he played with and instead went with "THE FBI IS USING VIDEO GARMES OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG".

This is not news.
Glenn Beck has no place on The Escapist.

Ekonk:
I sincerely doubt that CIA protocol contains EVE as the standard way of contacting the Agency.

I mean, why not just send an email? Occam's Razor, Beck.

Because E-Mail isn't fancy enough.
That aside, what you can at least learn from this is that the disguise that works best is the one in which you aren't taken seriously. Nobody cares much about whatever it is you're doing, because it can't be anything real and/or interesting anyway.

I am a devout Libertarian (the thing that Glenn Beck claims to be) and I can't stand him. Whenever he opens his mouth, people are more stupid for having listened.

That's not to say that he is wrong, he may be right. I don't claim to know anything about that. But I'm willing to believe that the state department knew what was happening there already without the need of a secret message to the shitty ass CIA. But all of that aside, when Glenn Beck talks about it, anyone with two brain cells stops listening. He would be doing the world a favor by just quitting his day job.

But in Glenn Beck's world, that's not what happened at all.

reminds me of the "Meet the Pyro" TF2 vid..

orangeapples:

Gearhead mk2:
...times like this, I wish natural selection would work a little better.

well, too bad we humans defeated Natural Selection soon after Darwin coined the phrase.

Also, i'd think you'd no want natural selection to work, because a faceless nameless person of the internet has no chance against someone with name recognition and a devout following that makes Westboro Baptist Church seem tame.

This is why I think we should just take the warning labels off everything, outlaw lawsuits relating to said removal of warning labels and let the problem sort itself out!

Sixcess:

Andy Chalk:
The Mittani, for the record, denied that Goonswarm is a CIA front.

From what I know of EVE, I'd not be surprised if the CIA was a front for Goonswarm.

The fact that Mittani said it makes me now suspect that it might be true far more than what Glenn Beck has to say. Though it would explain a few things surrounding the big goonswarm scandal earlier in the year. (Such as why ol Mittens wasn't arrested for, you know, violating enough laws to keep the goonlegal corp busy for the next decade.)

If you think of Glen Beck as a right wing political satire, he is alright.

Does this mean that elite government agencies are infiltrating our multiplayer games?

Was that one guy I stabbed in Assassin's Creed Revelations yesterday was secretly an undercover member of the FBI?

Come to think of it, he did use Disguise quite a bit in that match...

FelixG:
Glenn Beck is a fuckin retard. Not much more to be added to that.

That seems harsh. I mean, what did mentally retarded people do to deserve that?

What kind of mad crack is it that inspires such insane fuckpuppetry?

Captcha: shoot through

Beck and O'Reilly are on this Earth for one purpose, and one purpose only:

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To make popcorn manufacturers filthy rich and to give us sane people our daily allotment of politics-related lulz.

In fairness, contacting your gaming buddies instead of, say, the police or the military IS an odd thing to do in that situation.

And I used to listen to Glenn Beck, partly because what he said was funny (Airport cancellation calls for other life events... heh heh. "Your wife is cheating on you with your brother") and partly because... well, he USED to make a degree of sense, believe it or not >.>

Glenn, telling us 'theres something odd here' is fine. Saying you disapprove of Obama? Fine. Blatantly saying 'hes obviously CIA' just makes you look like an idiot.

Mister Beck, I have a request, a favour if you will. Can I live in your head?

Please? I promise I'll be quiet, and keep to myself, your world is just SO MUCH more interesting than mine.

Captcha: Circle of Life

Thanks Captcha, I'm gonna be singing that all day now, jerk...

Glenn who?

itsthesheppy:

PsychedelicDiamond:
Yes, Beck may have said that. But the real question is:

Did Beck rape and murder a little girl?

you're just asking questions! you're not accusing Glenn Beck of raping and murdering a little girl in a satanic ritual. All you're asking is, is it true?

but we have to be brave enough to ask questions!
no matter how stupid they might be

DVS BSTrD:
Ah another Glen Beck conspiracy. It must be a day that ends in "Y"

Damn we don't even get Katiltzday off do we. *Sighs*

*Adjusts tinfoil hat* I'm not wearing this because I'm insane. I'm wearing this to block out Beck.

What annoys me most is the pop-ups that require me to pilot a CIA attack drone for a few minutes before I can resume my downloads. The novelty quickly wears off, and then it just gets both annoying and tedious. I just want to stream some porn, and they kill the mood by wanting me to bomb the living shit out of some brown people.

Wait, you guys don't get those?

I really find it funny not just that people legitimately listen to Glenn Beck, but that there are also people who think he's 'insane.'

It's a bit. He's doing a bit in order to drum up attention and thereby generate money for himself. And that's all he ever does. He switched philosophies midway through his career because he moved from MSN News to Fox News. And he has legitimately stated in interviews that he considers himself a clown and can't believe that people take him seriously. Like you all are, right now.

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this meme never gets old...

anyway, why would vilerat say in one safehouse and not specify in which safehouse he is in to be rescued?

i guess glenn beck has watched too many dust514 videos.

glenn becks fantasy world:


vilerat: guys i am pinned down. i need an airstrike form my eve mates, now!
vilerat: guys? did you spend all ISK on hookers and blackjack?
vilerat: really? i told you to put some ISK or Aurum on the side.
vilerat: fuck you, guys.
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rhizhim:

anyway, why would vilerat say in one safehouse and not specify in which safehouse he is in to be rescued?

It's eve online. The enemy might have infiltrated goonswarm.

I'd just like to say that all of us from the SomethingAwful crowd are CIA or some other type of black ops. Vilerat was just one of many.

K, even if he was CIA....so what? Why does this even matter? He died while Glen Beck was probably sitting a yacht somewhere, least he could do was show some respect before trying to make a quick buck off of this mans death.

Glenn Beck is truly the embodiment of Poe's Law. I have no fucking clue if he's a made up character pandering to the demographic or if he's completely serious.

While it is extremely likely that Sean Smith might have been CIA, his stated role is after all not an unusual position for "wink wink nudge nudge" CIA officers. It is widely understood that part of any embassy's function is that of gathering information on its hosting nation for the home nation. There is nothing particularly strange about this. Every embassy in the world does it. It is a well understood element of diplomacy. No particular conspiracy there.

But the mysterious cry for help via Eve online? Please! Even if he was CIA, that doesn't mean that he didn't have an actual life outside his job and enjoy an online game. Once again no reasonable conclusion for any sort of conspiracy.

Alright boys, put your guns away. As much as I want to see Glenn Beck eat the eventual shit that's coming to him, there is work to be done.

If you can, go help Sean Smith's family out.

Denamic:
Tinfoil hats must be pretty uncomfortable.

FelixG:
Glenn Beck is a fuckin retard. Not much more to be added to that.

A very rich one at that.

Wait until he finds out that Solo Drakban is literally Hitler.

This man is a true genius. Genius

I never really watched Glenn Beck show, since Fox News is not difused in Québec... so won,t coment on any of his other opinion or comment... but actually that thing make sense... well sort off... Don't know if it's true but would not really be surprised if it is

Paradoxrifts:
What annoys me most is the pop-ups that require me to pilot a CIA attack drone for a few minutes before I can resume my downloads. The novelty quickly wears off, and then it just gets both annoying and tedious. I just want to stream some porn, and they kill the mood by wanting me to bomb the living shit out of some brown people.

Wait, you guys don't get those?

yeah, but its work, the hours are great and the pay is good.
OT it wouldn't be impossible for the CIA to use a public front but that would be cold war tactics which i do not want to explain

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