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June 23, 2015, 04:53:39 PM
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I know that video. It is showing Gypsy Nirvana firing an employee and making a secret video of his asshole behaviour. I don't think it was VJ, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCEh8FNNuE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-EEf0pebEM

I can't really decipher the vid. Why is Gypsy mad?

There was an event where the guy (Teflon) failed to start an important video conference.

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June 24, 2015, 11:43:18 AM
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I know that video. It is showing Gypsy Nirvana firing an employee and making a secret video of his asshole behaviour. I don't think it was VJ, though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCEh8FNNuE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-EEf0pebEM

I can't really decipher the vid. Why is Gypsy mad?

Well I guess Gypsy has time now to overthink it...
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June 25, 2015, 04:57:39 AM
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Interesting post on Reddit: http://np.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/3b0kwl/whats_your_deep_web_story/cshrivc

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Okay this is probably either one of the stupidest decisions of my life or it may just be the only redeeming thing I have ever done. So you all know about "Silk Road" (the defunct online drug market that was shut down in oct13). The man sentenced to life for running it (Ross Ulbricht), is not the only guy who ran it. I dont think he was too involved at all. I have since moved and the person I am about to talk about has gone ghost as well so here it goes:

I spent a few months dating this guy (considerably older) who was probably running the website for 80% of the time. He was always online logged in and many times in-front of me not only used the Dread Pirate Roberts account, but also chatted with who I now believe was the Ulbricht boy. My former SO often joked that this "kid" was essentially his robot and worshipped him. I know he had probably over 2,500 bitcoins at one point. I saw other things that he is stupid for flaunting, such as his conversations that he would decrypt and save to USB drives as "insurance" (his words) of him discussing things with police. Either he was an informant or he had them working for him. I think both. I know for a period of about 8 or 9 months that Ulbricht had not logged into the site portal because my ex-SO became paranoid that the guy might have been arrested or killed or turned informant. he pops back up and they start chatting like old buddies, supposedly he was hanging out with family and having personal problems.

I dont know the specifics and have never told a soul. When they arrested this boy, my ex took off. Said he was going to visit his parents and lay low for a bit, and then abruptly vanished. I did see him as "last online X hours ago" on Whatsapp here and there, so thankfully he's not dead or in jail.. I think.

For those who might think I could be getting him in trouble and Im being a bitch/vengeful/rat. No I aint. He's not a US citizen and is most likely not in the US.

TLDR/ELI5: Ross Ulbricht was definetly not "The Dread Pirate Roberts" as much as he was accused of. That would impossible. He sure is paying the price for it though. May God make this guys situation better one day, he's pain a price for shit he wasnt too vested in.

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June 26, 2015, 09:14:16 PM
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A thought occurred to me quite recently.....what if the author of this post is in fact VJ himself and all of this is just his way of finding out who knows what about him & his connections to whoever.  Cheesy   
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June 27, 2015, 02:37:31 AM
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A thought occurred to me quite recently.....what if the author of this post is in fact VJ himself and all of this is just his way of finding out who knows what about him & his connections to whoever.  Cheesy  

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June 27, 2015, 07:38:33 AM
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A thought occurred to me quite recently.....what if the author of this post is in fact VJ himself and all of this is just his way of finding out who knows what about him & his connections to whoever.  Cheesy  

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I want.

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June 27, 2015, 07:54:15 AM
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A thought occurred to me quite recently.....what if the author of this post is in fact VJ himself and all of this is just his way of finding out who knows what about him & his connections to whoever.  Cheesy   

It would be easier to read this here topic or antilop.cc, which I am pretty sure he is doing on a regular basis.
I also think he is still around on sites like myplanetganja and icmag.com.

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July 01, 2015, 10:40:32 AM
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Variety Jones arrested? Nahhhh! So they don't know about him beeing Thomas Clark?

http://darkwebnews.com/news/silk-road-2-0-vendor-admits-to-selling-class-a-and-b-drugs/

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The charges against him, however, tell a starkly different story. Ward has been charged with nine crimes: two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, and another for Class B, as well as six other charges relating to the supply and importation of Class A, B and C drugs.

Ward said that he suspected that the main reason for his arrest was to do with the police’s belief that he was “Variety Jones”, one of the original Silk Road advisors, the one who supposedly came up with the name Dread Pirate Roberts for Ross Ulbricht. Variety Jones is also suspected to have mentored Ulbricht in his early days.

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July 01, 2015, 11:39:45 AM
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An interesting theory would be that it's someone from the FEDs that has inside info from previous Silk Road raids (and stolen Bitcoins as well) so knows it's ways around it. We know for a fact there are people inside groups like those that are interested in BTC and have stolen BTC before, so it's a possibility.
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July 10, 2015, 07:14:54 AM
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Amir Taaki talking about the multiple personas DPR moniker:

http://www.miningpool.co.uk/amir-taaki-backs-up-ross-ulbrichts-claim-of-leaving-silk-road-after-creating-it/

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“Years ago, when I messaged the Silk Road, I had a conversation with the Dread Pirate Roberts – a very personal conversation where he was [talking] about how one day he hopes to be on the outside struggling for freedom together. You know, not having to hide his identity. One year [or] two years later when I messaged the guy — I’m pretty certain it was not the same guy. The tone was completely different. He had no recollection of the events that happened before, and his attitude to me was in stark contrast to the exuberant and wordy Dread Pirate Roberts of the early days. So, free Ross Ulbricht.”

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August 02, 2015, 10:01:49 PM
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An interesting theory would be that it's someone from the FEDs that has inside info from previous Silk Road raids (and stolen Bitcoins as well) so knows it's ways around it. We know for a fact there are people inside groups like those that are interested in BTC and have stolen BTC before, so it's a possibility.

http://varietyjones.com

Not sure what's going on, but anyone familiar with Atlantis market? It shutdown a few weeks before Silk Road was seized. Anyways, interesting connection between Variety Jones and Atlantis.

This link looks like an art site (nice pics btw). Where is the connection to Atlantis?

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August 05, 2015, 09:29:16 PM
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Possible that this page is indeed from the original VJ, because its content could make one think it is, but I doubt it as long as he don't sign it with his pgp key from 2010.

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August 06, 2015, 10:59:12 AM
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Possible that this page is indeed from the original VJ, because its content could make one think it is, but I doubt it as long as he don't sign it with his pgp key from 2010.

That particular pgp key is basically radioactive. Had Ross' trial gone differently (with those corrupt agents a part of it), maybe, someone would sign. Life in prison without the possibility of parole? This whole case is messed up...

This guy is giving away his address and telephone number. He doesn't look too scared to me.

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August 08, 2015, 08:36:03 AM
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More info on the VJ copycat:
https://twitter.com/blockOperator
Interesting that after my request to sign with his 2010 key a few days ago he answered with a new one, which looks like he is following this topic:
https://keybase.io/varietyjones/sigs/iSYOSv1FoCVb7k4zWdUGFyMOO97xGqhjBfP3

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August 08, 2015, 08:59:01 AM
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A message to the original VJ:

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August 09, 2015, 08:15:34 AM
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Possible that this page is indeed from the original VJ, because its content could make one think it is, but I doubt it as long as he don't sign it with his pgp key from 2010.

That particular pgp key is basically radioactive. Had Ross' trial gone differently (with those corrupt agents a part of it), maybe, someone would sign. Life in prison without the possibility of parole? This whole case is messed up...

This guy is giving away his address and telephone number. He doesn't look too scared to me.

That phone number is part of pop culture. Mike Jones... a rapper who used to include his number in songs and whatnot. That address is fake as well. 330 1st Avenue ... 330 1... 3301. Probably poking fun at Cicada 3301?

I highly doubt that, that is the real Variety Jones.
Probably some kid trying to have fun without knowing what he getting himself into.

The real VJ is long gone (if not an agent) as I am sure he knows the seriousness of this.

 
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Possible that this page is indeed from the original VJ, because its content could make one think it is, but I doubt it as long as he don't sign it with his pgp key from 2010.

That particular pgp key is basically radioactive. Had Ross' trial gone differently (with those corrupt agents a part of it), maybe, someone would sign. Life in prison without the possibility of parole? This whole case is messed up...

This guy is giving away his address and telephone number. He doesn't look too scared to me.

That phone number is part of pop culture. Mike Jones... a rapper who used to include his number in songs and whatnot. That address is fake as well. 330 1st Avenue ... 330 1... 3301. Probably poking fun at Cicada 3301?

You are right, I didn't pay attention on that. So the address/no is fake then. I still think, that someone is using the fame of the nick "Variety Jones", rather than VJ beeing the mother of all attention whores (which IS still possible btw, knowing the backstory of PoM). He is doing a good job in imitating the style of VJ and his art on vj.com is respectable good, but only signing with his old key or answering my encrypted message would convince me.

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August 11, 2015, 07:15:57 AM
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Here is a link to a lot of information about the DNMs incl. Atlantis by Gwern ( https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/3dfq8s/dark_net_market_archives_20112015/ ) : https://archive.org/download/dnmarchives

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August 23, 2015, 03:26:27 AM
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An account on reddit (/u/VarietyJones37) posted a thread "Solve riddles, win bitcoin via Electrum's restore function. Free to play. Early feedback to be rewarded." with links to the website discussed earlier in the thread (varietyjones.com).


https://np.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3gap1k/solve_riddles_win_bitcoin_via_electrums_restore/

https://np.reddit.com/user/VarietyJones37
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