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GenPatton43
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WHY THE NAME RYAN ARCHER WAS CHOSEN

OK, I don't know that this will do anything for us as far as the ARG goes. But I think I may know why they chose the name "Ryan Archer"

They are referencing Operation Able Archer from the 1980's when the US and the Soviet Union almost went to war by accident.

See here: Look under Operation Ryan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Able_Archer_83

Hence the name Ryan Archer

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MotherBrain
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Transcript for 3 of the 4 audio clips on RAFP
Transcripts for some of the audio on ryanarcherforpresident.com

I'm a newb, and hopefully I'm not trouting while doing this, but I figured I'd get a start with something basic and transcribe the audio on the ryanarcherforpresident.com (RAFP) site. Here's what I have, with guesses for some words in italics.

My first broadcast

Hello, this is Ryan Archer again with more questions than answers. Question 23. Did the government decide on rent-a-side? Can a spider save its web by eating its head?

People are starting to take notice

Tomcats, Apaches, Chinooks. They fly in our air. Is it a dream, or is it my army? Be all that you can be. Stand by your flag. Is the police state called Kansas now? Is there a Leavenworth colonel hovering over my garden? Will he tell me what I can and cannot plant? When he sees the stalks of cannons there, will he tell me to rip wheat in its place? Will he command me, or do we command him? Archer, Ryan Archer for President. (siren sound, then static)

My confidence increases

We are nomads again in our place. We are spiritual voyagers who must complete the journey of self-knowledge. We form democracy to carry a circle, but now that circle is distorted; it is frayed/fraying. Was it ever a perfect circle? Not yet, but we can deflate our greed. We can share our time. We can search for a center. To seek perfection may be our next remarkable option. Ryan Archer for President. (siren sound, then static)

The second message (The second blast) is tricky to transcribe, and I'm still working on that, but I wanted to contribute to the effort. Hope this helps.

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Ms.Who
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The Second Blast

The second blast is the broadcast that has most intrigued me. I took a stab and transcribing MotherBrain, hope you don't mind. Maybe we can all help a little and get this fully transcribed. Here is what I heard:

This is Ryan Archer with more questions than answers. Do you think thereís anybody left in DC? My guess is no; but Iím going to look and go. The answers will be the show. [In the rising of the tideÖ] While running for president along these lines, I will not dictate terms; I will share terms and thinking with you.

The next couple of sentences are unintelligible to me. lol. Something about [baskets?] and chickens [lost?]. But the last sentence is very clear.

Do you subscribe to terricide?

Terricide is defined as the killing of the earth.

Well I guess I now understand all the references to nature and natural balance in his blog

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MerRabbit
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Awesome, was hoping he'd pop up. Nice to put a face with the voice. I went to this site so many times before it existed. Can't wait to see what's next!

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MotherBrain
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Transcript of the second blast

Mrs. Who, thanks for the help. Building on what you got, with a slight modification here or there (again, italics are for garbled words):

Quote:

This is Ryan Archer with more questions than answers. Do you think thereís anyone left in DC? My guess is no, but Iím going to look and go. The answers will be the show. In the rising of the tide, or mine for President along these lines, I will not dictate terms, but share terms in thinking with you. Looking into the future from now, thatís their sign: a vision talks, a chicken walks, you subscribe to terricide.


I couldn't find a definition for terricide (or alternate spellings, like terracide) in the Oxford English Dictionary or Merriam-Webster, and when I googled it, I got a reference to some computer game, which I thought was odd. I agree with Ms. Who's definition, based on context. Maybe we should be on the lookout for neologisms he's coining during his broadcast?[/quote]

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Ms.Who
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Re: Transcript of the second blast

MotherBrain wrote:


I couldn't find a definition for terricide (or alternate spellings, like terracide) in the Oxford English Dictionary or Merriam-Webster, and when I googled it, I got a reference to some computer game, which I thought was odd. I agree with Ms. Who's definition, based on context. Maybe we should be on the lookout for neologisms he's coining during his broadcast?


Well Terricide (or terracide) is a concept written about by a French sociologist (and Marxist) Henri Lefabvre (I am not sure of the spelling, it's been awhile). I'll try to look him up and edit my post.

I don't recall a lot about him other than he was very controversial for his time-- and quite the character. Smile

And is it just me or is Mr. Archer kind of a nut job? lol

EDIT: Boy butchered THAT. Embarassed It is Henri Lefebvre

Here is a link I found that mentions the term and its meaning. It makes for very interesting reading particularly when viewed within the context of the ARG.

http://books.google.com/

edited to shorten a stretchy link~drizjr


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flutterby
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[UPDATE] new picture dated June 13

http://www.ryanarcherforpresident.com/

There is a new picture posted..... a bite on a finger. The caption
goes like this:

Quote:
Well, I am always looking for eyes. And now I have one
from a cut on my hand. What does it see that I cannot?


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Jubilus
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1. That's nasty
2. Obviously he's looking for what's mssng. His finger has an eye.

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flutterby
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[Correction] new picture dated June 13

Jubilus wrote:
1. That's nasty
2. Obviously he's looking for what's mssng. His finger has an eye.


Quote:
There is a new picture posted..... a bite on a finger. The caption
goes like this:


Embarassed Apparently, when I called his cut a "bite"......... I must have been thinking "eyetooth"

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Jubilus
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I was thinking he's been playing with too many spiders Smile

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xwarp
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what does this "eye" see that he doesn't?

how about an infection........LOL

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GenPatton43
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Server Down

The site is currently unavailavle as of 2123hrs Friday, Feb 15th.

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