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  1. 4 points
    ertidog

    The Costelli Crime Family

    "When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy." - Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo Gianfranco Costelli, born in 1888, was a man of honor in Sicily. In 1932, Costelli and most of his extended family immigrated to Chicago. The Costelli clan began extorting businesses across their own neighborhood and other neighborhoods in addition to hosting underground casinos across the city. In 1956, with the rise of Las Vegas as the prime gambling hotspot, Gianfranco decided he wanted in on the action. He sent his nephew Dominick Costelli and a small crew to Las Vegas with a large sum of money in an attempt to get in on the mafia’s action in Vegas. Costelli’s crew was able to buy into the operation of a high profile casino in 1957 after a lot of effort and persuasion, as well as 2.3 million dollars, but by the end of 1957 the gangsters controlling Vegas decided to expel the Costelli clan from Las Vegas. This was done with full knowledge that the small and decidedly powerless Costelli Family would not be able to retaliate. Vincent Botini (left) and three undisclosed associates. Captured by an FBI surveillance team, 1983. The Mafia in Las Vegas was correct that the Costelli Family would not retaliate, but instead, an outraged Gianfranco Costelli ordered Dominick and his crew to move further west and attempt to establish a new and better gambling hotspot. Gianfranco decided to establish his “Baby Vegas” in Los Santos, and in 1962, The Bighorn Casino and Resort opened its doors. As the overseer of The Bighorn Casino, Dominick became a sort of boss in San Andreas. Although he still kicked up to New York, he was allowed to establish a few street crews in the Los Santos area that engaged in extortion, murder for hire, loan sharking, and sale of goods on the black market. Gianfranco Costelli died in 1979 in Chicago, leaving his underboss Vincent Botini in command of the Chicago branch of the family. Dominick Costelli controlled the San Andreas operation until 1985 when he died of a massive stroke. In recent years, Botini’s grandson Thomas controlled the Chicago operation and had placed Stogie in charge of the San Andreas operation, including The Bighorn, in 2008. To this day, The Costelli Crime Family continues to engage in illegal gambling operations, vehicle theft, and black market trading, including narcotics and firearms. About a decade after Stogie had taken control of the San Andreas operation, he had piled up a large amount of debt with the Chicago branch, creating a minor tension between the two. In 2014, Arturo was found dead in his home with 8 gunshot wounds scattered throughout the upper-body and head area. It is assumed that his son has recently taken the reigns of operations and some theories within the family have surfaced that it was he who orchestrated the murder of his own father. By joining this faction you automatically agree to a CK clause. Any questions feel free to contact myself, @AlbanianMafia @Kevin or @Immaculate CC BY Image courtesy of The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove, University of Virginia Law Library
  2. 4 points
    DrJoseEviI

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    Factions need to be present when the server launches, both legal and illegal roleplay must be provided. Most, if not all chosen factions are starting with the bare minimum, and receive one or two small handouts. How do you expect the illegal market to begin if no one is at a stage where they can receive weapon or drug drops, or be able to do things that an official faction can, such as exporting vehicles? The faction leaders chosen to move over are obviously capable, as they lead their official factions on MTA, so why wouldn't they be able to continue something they (on average) worked a year or so for? It took me around a year or so to reach official status, so having 2+ years being thrown down the drain is a major bummer, especially when I am, and others are still capable of providing the quality of roleplay expected from an official faction, it's back pedalling logic to force us to start from the bottom all over again when there is no one left to fill the power vacuum that a official faction provides.
  3. 4 points
    Strickland

    The Costelli Crime Family

    wait, am I trippin? the A squad pulls up again?
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  5. 2 points
    Wait, you don't need to go so defensive about the subject firstly. I was barely giving an opinion and I will continue my POV to answer you appropriately. I am all hands up for a small head start for the illegal faction and especially the legal sector, I did not say there shouldn't be one. But having the same official factions from MTA transferred so blatantly to V affects the eventual potential of a new storyline to develop itself. Sure you put the sweat and tears to acquire the official status on MTA but we are going to treat V as a different universe, right? Hence your hard work stays on MTA. It is not a back pedalling logic, it is diversity and uniqueness. Nobody is questioning your or anybody else's leadership or capacity, I never mentioned something along those lines. There is no need to go passive-aggressive like that.
  6. 2 points
    Mills

    The world is yours

    I like this, good job.
  7. 2 points
    Daniels

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    You're referring to FiveM w/ OneSync. However, there's multiple caveats to this: 1. I'm not sure the sync is better? It is on the 32 player version because they use R*'s sync (which causes the 32 player limit), however on their > 32 version, they use their own sync code. 2. As above, 128 players is also not enough. We really want to be able to hold the same kind of numbers as the other GTA 5 RP servers. 3. This mod is not free. FiveM w/ 32 players is free. For the version that supports above 32 players, you must be an active 'FiveM Element Club Argentum (or higher) Patreon pledge tier' (a monthly subscription). (source: https://docs.fivem.net/support/server-issues/#my-server-can-t-use-64-128-or-more-than-32-slots) As such, we're not really interested in this project currently. Unless of course, you're interested in paying a monthly subscription (and us delaying the release by a year)
  8. 2 points
    DrJoseEviI

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    taxi's should be registered as any other business. I love the idea. We'll probably make a taxi license for independent drivers.
  9. 2 points
    Username: A. Huggins Comment: Did you get an event permit?
  10. 2 points
    Username: N.Carter Comment: Sparta inc would love to sponsor this event please email me how we can help. [email protected] ((forum pm me boi)). Will also bring an ambulance on standby in case too many noggins get bashed.
  11. 1 point
    Serx

    still livin

    still livin
  12. 1 point
    Freebird

    The Costelli Crime Family

    As a gov player, I send to you all @ertidog @AlbanianMafia @Kevin and @Immaculate , my regards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx40udwQvZI Joking, best of luck!
  13. 1 point
    Snowie

    The world is yours

    This thread will showcase the life of Travis & Karleshia Harvard through screenshots.
  14. 1 point
    Strickland

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    I have a question regarding the factions subject. Since we are not allowed to transfer any characters, stats and whatsoever in the parallel universe of V, why are official factions allowed to keep their status across? A much better option, at least in my personal opinion, is to have everybody and I mean everybody start from scratch and allow themselves to develop properly and freely.
  15. 1 point
    DrJoseEviI

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    I doubt we’ll be changing platforms this late in to development, bye bye 2 years or so of work
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  17. 1 point
    Script

    The Costelli Crime Family

    why wasn't i invited to be a part of this, omg. GOOD LUCK
  18. 1 point
    iAxelX

    Dominic Doyle - EMT

    Application for Employment Personal Information Full Legal Name: Dominic Doyle Title (if any): Mr Sex: Male Phone Number: 635269 Date of Birth: January 1st, 1993 Email Address: - Primary Home Address: Los Santos 1513 Penn St #4. Place of Birth (City, State/Province, Country): Vinewood, United States of America. Field applying for: EMT Are you an American Citizen?: [X] Yes [ ] No Educational Experience Do you possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivilent?: [X] Yes [ ] No Have you obtained a college degree?: [X] Yes [ ] No If so, what type?: [ ] Associates Degree in : [Enter Degree Type Here] [ ] Bachelors Degree in : [Enter Degree Type Here] [ X ] Masters Degree in : [Medical Trial.] [ ] Doctorate in : [Enter Degree Type Here] [ ] PhD in : [Enter Degree Type Here] If you obtained a college degree, where did you obtain it from?: Legal Background Have you ever been convicted of a felony?: [ ] Yes [X] No If so, what felony or felonies were you convicted of?: Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor?: [ ] Yes [X] No If so, what misdemeanor or misdemeanors were you convicted of?: Do you understand that the Saint Ernest Medical Center (SEMC) reserves the right to have a random background check performed on you whilst employed by us or seeking to be employed by us?: [X] Yes [ ] No Cover Letter My name is Dominic Doyle, I came from San Ferrio and I came back to the city where I was born, Los Santos for about five months. I would like to enter LSFD because I was a doctor in San Ferrio and I learned a lot there about first aid and how to deal with terrible situations. This is because I have traveled with my uncle to this city to learn more about this job and I have already taken it. I also want to be from the EMT team in this city so that I can help others and save the injured in major accidents. I have a passion for learning other sciences and I am ready to do anything. Legal Waiver By signing this form, I, the applicant, understand that any injury, death, or illness that duty may incur whilst incumbent of the Saint Ernest Medical Center, is of no liability towards the company, or its' constituents/subordinate members. I also herein consent to any legal background checks, urinary, blood, or drug testing samples of otherwise, that may be conducted whilst pursuing employment, or maintaining employment status. Signature: D.Doyle Date: 20/08/2019 I, the applicant, also herein understand that any damages that may occur to property, life, psych, or social status whilst employed by the hospital, are not thus responsibilities to be bore by Saint Ernest Medical Center. Signature: D.Doyle Date: 20/08/2019 I, the applicant, also understand that I am to render assistance to all those willing, despite any personal vindictive grudge, views, traditions, or customs, to any individual in need. I also understand that patients/victims reserve the right to refuse any treatment or assistance at any point, and I am to cease and desist at aforementioned point, whilst providing waiver of departure towards the afflicted refuser. Signature: D.Doyle Date: 15/07/2019 Finally, I, the applicant, understands and agrees to adhere to all policies, ethos, codes, and procedures that are standard to the Saint Ernest Medical Center, with failure subject to penalty of termination of employment, revocation of benefits, as well as docking of pay. Signature: D.Doyle Date: 20/08/2019 OOC Information Username: iAxelX Age: 18 Faction History: Nothing. Hours: 22 Prior Characters: Dominic Doyle (main character) - Axel Martin (Buried) Discord name: ! [Àxëł✓Ðøÿľę]™♬#2020 Admin History: https://owlgaming.net/mta/history/eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxNDk2Njh9:1hzw3E:XL5DXrAdsVt7eIELfew5Y8yZfbQ/ Do you possess any OOC knowledge which will help you in the position which you are applying for with us? If so, briefly elaborate: SA:MP and MTA servers
  19. 1 point
    JameZ

    Dominic Doyle - EMT

    Denied for plagiarism and subpar standards.
  20. 1 point
    Jer

    [General] - Location sharing.

    Script Suggestion What would be the name of the script(s)?- Location sharing. What kind of script(s) are you suggesting?- General What is the suggestion?- Sending your location to someone through sms making it easy to find your friends. Aswell as making a "navigate to" button make it easier to navigate to certain businesses What are the advantages?- - Creating more usage for a portable GPS - Making it easier for you to send your location - No more need of picking someone up from a known place to take him to the address What are the disadvantages?- i don't see any. Do you have any resources to support our scripters in making said suggestion?- https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/102073-general-gps-int-id/ How would you go about implementing this idea?- Having a command with /gps mylocation and/or a button in your phone sending a location when clicking on an ad in /ads having a navigate to button if there is a valid address in the ad.
  21. 1 point
    Effect

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    Hard to tell, I haven't checked on LS-RP for ages, but I'll take your word for it on this matter. Well, fair point on this one, I've noticed a significant decrease in factions activity in general and so, I stand with you on this one here. About bans, well, my point still stands. If they were banned, but not blacklisted they can always appeal for unban and join us on OWL V if they really wish to do so. Yet, I do agree that we have a bumpy road ahead of us in a matter of population, but as long as we will keep... A decent and consistent players base daily or at least weekly I am sure server will grow in time. You are right on this one (we could experience it first hand on the stream and developers themselves said that their main focus is stability and performance on the server which I wholeheartedly support). Fair points on this paragraph Even though I would love to see animal NPC's in the future (mate don't tell me you wouldn't like to hunt those deers in those vast Mount Chillad mountains? :D), citizen NPC's are really sensitive topic indeed. Some people would like to see more populated world, some don't, but I fully agree that if we sacrifice performance and stability of the server just for couple of NPC's... It's completely unnecessary. @Mills
  22. 1 point
    Mills

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    That doesn't even make any sense, summer is when the server should be thriving the most. Look at servers like LS-RP that have had their playerbase literally doubled in the summer and actually lower in other seasons. Believe me, the problem isn't youngsters looking for jobs or people going on vacation or any of that stuff: It's simply that people have moved on or were banned. The reason for this lies in the fact that factions are simply not active enough on the server, you can see the factions section for yourself. Yeah, I agree. That's always a possibility. The sync differences between FiveM and RageMP are very noticeable, but still; RageMP's support to a larger player-base as well as the %85 decent sync of cars is much better. I see no need for NPC's and animal NPC's on the street, and if we keep the NPC system just like the MTA server then it really will hardly ever pose a problem at all. But if we add 1000 NPCs roaming the streets than that's where the server will kill itself in my opinion, so I prefer if they'd just do it the same way they've done it on OwlGaming's MTA server. NPC's in general are not necessary and I am certain that overtime the RageMP community will support them further by their updates, but I'd say the issue is very minor to really bat an eye at the time being. What matters most is high-player sync and stability.
  23. 1 point
    TPG

    Лунное братство (BoTM)

    Лунное братство Russians have been flocking to Brighton Beach since the early 1970's when the Kremlin bowed to Western pressure and allowed jews to emigrate to avoid prosecution. The KGB used this as a tactic to send hundreds of hardcore jewish criminals to the states under fake passports and documents. Not soon after their arrival they gained control over the area of Brighton Beach. The group of well-educated and hardened men took quick advantage of their countrymen. Through a wide connection that involved government officials, businessmen and the men of god, many rackets within the underworld were grasped upon by the small Russian groups that were formed in the timeframe between 1972 and 1992. At this time the Vorovskoy Mir in the United States of America was not reporting to any connections overseas and worked as a network of different groups. This brought down the profits that could have been made at the time and there was a drastic need of change in the Russian criminal underworld that was located in Brighton Beach. Many conflicts between the ethnic clans within the U.S lead to power-struggles between larger groups in Moscow. Vyacheslav Ivankov who was a made thief in the Russian underworld had gained the priviledge to organise similar ethnic groups in the United States of America. Ivankov was arrested in 1982 for posession of illegal firearms, forgery and robbery, sentenced to fourteen years in prison. He was given an early release in 1991, sources say it was due to a high ranking soviet official and from a reccomendation from a judge in the supreme court in Russia. a matter of months, Ivankov was on his way to the US. In 1992 he arrived in the JFK Airport and was on his way to Brighton Beach. Pictured above is Vyacheslav Ivankov with a known businessman in Moscow, he is holding his seventh godson. The FBI believed that Ivankov's aim was to make the smaller criminal groups report to Moscow's leadership and create an international network not just with Brighton Beach but every Eastern-European group in the United States of America. Soon after the talks between made men in the connection, a structure formed and with the collapse of the Soviet Union, made mobsters made their fortune selling the arms that were left over from the arms race between the US and Russia. These events made it possible for the groups to expand their reach all over the world and eventually become the most feared and biggest underworld connection the world has ever seen till this day. Los Santos County has seen a few arrests made in connection to the Tsapok gang in Russia following the Kushchyovskaya massacre in 2010 after a handful of Russian nationals attempted to flee to New Jersey to cover their tracks and not be prosecuted by the other groups in Moscow. This bust is one of the most prominent ones the police department has had in connection to the Eastern-European criminal underworld. Due to the bad international press of the massacre in 2010, the Tsapok gang was denounced by the criminal underworld and made a target by the organization in Moscow. In 2012, Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich saw an opportunity to expand his each in the US and took the outcasts under his wing to operate within the Mogilevich organization. Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich is a Ukrainian-born, Russian organized crime boss, believed by European and United States federal law enforcement agencies to be the "boss of bosses" of most Russian Mafia syndicates in the world. Even though most of the syndicate members are ex-Tsapok's, Mogilevich has great influence over them and the organization in Los Santos County. Men involved in the Kushchyovskaya massacre in 2010, these five men were handed off as trophies to the Russian government by the alliance of the underworld groups. The sub-organ of the Mogilevich organization is now called Лунное братство, there are no official documents released on the organization but it is widely known that the syndicate is involved in extortion, fraud by wire, mail fraud, money laundering, human trafficking, securities fraud, heavy distribution of illegal chemicals and narcotics, fencing. Although the group is still fresh, it is on the right path to make a name for itself in the eastern-european connection. By involving yourself in the faction you agree to be CK'd for any reason, at any time by the leading party of the faction. This faction promotes a very high standard or roleplay, therefore players who are new to roleplay could find it hard to fit in and join. This disclaimer is made to prevent new players losing interest or getting the wrong idea about the underground factions on Owl V.
  24. 1 point
    Immaculate

    more life bro

    more life bro
  25. 1 point
    DrJoseEviI

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    Owl V countdown https://countingdownto.com/?c=2599081
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    Daniels

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    Answers are inlined above
  27. 1 point
    Daniels

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    Thanks Answers to your questions below: - Animations: Yes we have a set of animations, players can also use any animation that exists inside of V with /canim, without us having to add an explicit command for it. A simple way of doing this is to use in-game keybinds - you can modify ALL controls in game (e.g. enter property, enter vehicle, etc) as well as create custom keybinds specific to your account or character (e.g. /me does something). Example of a 'canim' (custom anim): Example of changing a control: Example of in-game keybinds: Car damage: Vehicle visual damage in GTA 5 is very complicated due to the mesh deformation: RAGE syncs engine damage always. RAGE syncs visual damage if the vehicle is streamed in When a vehicle is re-streamed in, visual damage is gone If damage occurs when a vehicle is streamed out, your local client is unaware of it. We'll look at ways of indicating damage in the future, should RAGE not fix this before then. Daniels
  28. 1 point
    Greggs Motorsport Park, powered by RSR Corp. Greetings citizens of Los Santos! And welcome to the first ever Banger Racing event hosted in Los Santos where the winner takes ALL! It's winning or losing in this event where only the mad and the lucky will survive. Put your helmets and seatbelts, and rev your engines, because you're in for one hell of a ride! What is Banger Racing? Banger racing is a tarmac, dirt, shale and chalk track type of motorsport event where old scrap vehicles are raced against one another, with the winner being the first to the chequered flag after a set number of laps. Contact to damage an opponent's car is permitted and encouraged within the formula, with cars progressively becoming more damaged throughout the meeting. Races are usually held at an oval or tri-oval circuits that are usually up to 440 yards (400 metres) long, however on some occasions, races are held in a figure of eight configuration. The Track: Date? 25th of August 2019. At 6:00 PM. ((Yes, server time.)) Location? Greggs Motorsport Park, located between the Prison and RS Haul. Regulation for the event? A full face helmet is required for the drivers. Seat belt must be worn. T-Boning and hitting other vehicles on the driver's door area is off-limits. Head-on collisions are not allowed! All vehicles must be going in a counter-clock wise rotation at ALL times! (If pitted, make sure it is safe to turn around before continuing.) All moving windows of the car must be down for the race, or removed. You must pay the participation fee if you're interested in being a driver on the event. You may not ram the opposition into the outside of the side ramps. If you don't move for more than 10 seconds, you have lost. You must stay inside your car at all times unless the officials say otherwise. When the arena gate closes, spectators may not enter the arena area, nor may they leave. Last car standing wins. (There is no lap limit, vehicles must take each other out while going around the track.) Payment of $5,000 by the drivers is obligatory in order to participate, this money goes towards the winner's price, the exceeding money will be donated to the LSFD and LSPD. "Knocked out" drivers may not handbrake their vehicles at any time. ((To prevent the handbrake script abuse, and to also have the vehicles move around if hit. [You may use the spacebar of course])) All participating vehicles must fit within the size box! (You will be required to place your car inside it before entering the track, failure to partake in this will render you disqualified. How can i Participate in this event? Send the participation fee to: https://forms.gle/aw8TPE2ttFMJqx5s6 (Limited to 25 drivers!) At the venue, your name will be called, report to the track officials, and they will tell you when to enter the track and where to stop at the starting line. Spectators may watch at the price of $0! And that's a great price! ((Major crashes such as falling off the track (falling off the ramps) MUST be roleplayed, same for major crashes that give you, or your vehicle major damage.)) Godspeed drivers!
  29. 1 point
    SexyStakk

    Cartel Del Suroeste

    "Today, Los Zetas are not what they used to be. The fragmentation of the Zetas has been enormous. The Zetas Old School and the Southeast Cartel are now the most important factions of the Zetas. It's hard to identify, due to this severe fragmentation, whether or not some elements of these groups were even part of the original Zetas." "It’s difficult to link them to the personnel of the initial members because most of them are dead or in jail now." - Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera Lazcano Era Lazcano was placed as third in command in Los Zetas and after the famous capture of Rogelio González Pizaña in 2004, he became the commander. Under the leadership of Lazcano, Los Zetas recruited more people into the organization, most of them were former soldiers of the Mexican military. Lazcano instilled "military culture" in his squadron due to his military background. They were professionally trained using real military tactics and later used in criminal activities. This made Los Zetas one of the deadliest Cartels in Mexico alongside with the famous Sinaloa Cartel. Lazcano was famous for his brutality, massive violence and torture methods. "La Paleta" ( The Popsicle ) is torture method that was invented by Lazcano. Victims were tied to objects and stripped naked while getting beaten with a board to death. ( Los Zetas members with tortured victim ) - LiveLeak Los Zetas infighting 2010 - year when Los Zetas started to slowly crumble into pieces. Miguel Treviño Morales was one of the leaders in Los Zetas along with Lazcano himself and Eduardo Manzanares. Miguel had the power and respect to do anything. He used them to get himself the loyalty and respect of many people in Los Zetas and eventually they stopped paying loyalty to Lazcano. The rumors started appearing, about Miguel removing Lazcano from leadership, in mid-2012, when public banners and music videos about betrayal between the two leaders were published. After the death of Lazcano it was confirmed that the leaders kept alliance with each other. Regardless their relationship, Lazcano was killed by Mexican Navy soldiers. However, many think it was inside job made by Miguel. Shortly after, Omar Treviño Morales, one of the main leaders along with Miguel Treviño Morales was arrested in 2015. Due the arrest of Omar, Los Zetas fragmented and got at the weakest point that we see today. Most of the original top brass of Los Zetas either vanished, went to prison or died during the infighting. ( A timeline of the Zetas’ ) Cartel Del Suroeste Eduardo Manzanares - one of few who made out alive during the Los Zetas infights between leaders. Before the Zetas fragmentation, Eduardo was third in command under Lazcano leadership. He took the opportunity, while others were fighting, and settled himself in Los Santos, Paleto Bay with all his contacts and established a new cell of Los Zetas, Cartel Del Suroeste. Eduardo continued his operations in Paleto under new Los Zetas leader, Miguel Treviño Morales for quite a while. After the arrest of Omar Treviño Morales, which caused the famous fragmentation of Zetas, Eduardo pushed Cartel Del Suroeste for independence with the help of his people and succeeded, making Cartel Del Suroeste independent. Today, Eduardo Manzanares is considered one of successor of the notorious Los Zetas leader, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano. Eduardo managed to keep low profile as he was establishing his organization in the US while the media was focused on the Los Zetas infights and their mass murders. Cartel Del Suroeste is currently running in Los Santos county, Paleto bay. Organization is known for their activity such as extortion, murder for hire, drug and human trafficking, arms dealing. Apart from the activities, Eduardo seeks to continue the culture he lived in and spread it across USA.
  30. 1 point
    bigtone

    Banger Racing Los Santos - by RSR Corp.

    expecting the monster truck here @EPICxNUTS
  31. 1 point
    Username: J.Mello Comment: Buyout
  32. 1 point
    "Very well, I shall now pass judgement, do take note of the precedents established in the summary." (( @Restrepo @Zebulon ))
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    Beta

    The Pyrite Metal Minds

    Rules Upon associating yourself with The Pyrite Metal Minds on a criminal or interpersonal level you automatically agree to a Character Kill clause. The leadership reserves the right to Character Killing your character for any reason at any time. All ties to the faction should be made In-Character. Don't break the server rules. Screenshot permission is REQUIRED. Faction hoppers are not welcome. If you are not committed to play with us, then don't play at all. During your time in The Pyrite Metal Minds you need to develop your character to the fullest, this is a serious faction. If you intend on shooting and making DM videos, consider joining some other faction.
  34. 1 point
    Date: March 3, 2018 The man behind Sanitatem Therapeutics: Alfred Friman Written by: Kennedy Casio Published by Project Discite Steam-cell therapy: In the late 1990s and early 2000s, there was an initial wave of companies and clinics offering stem cell therapy, while not substantiating health claims or having regulatory approval. By 2012, a second wave of companies and clinics, had emerged, usually located in developing countries where medicine is less regulated and offering stem cell therapies on a medical tourism model. Following the initial discovery of stem cells potential, there has been many who researched this further, but unfortunately few in the United States. Any research in stem cells, regardless of intent, is prohibited in for example Arkansas, Iowa, North and South Dakota; and generally looked down upon. One man, who disregarded the scientific consesus is Alfred Friman, who started Sanitatem Therapeutics in 2012 with the second wave and today boasts a market cap of $28.40 millions as of 2018 and today we sat down with him for an interview in his office in Panama, Central America. *** The interview has been edited to clarify questions & answers. *** For those unfamiliar with stem cell research, what is it? Stem-cell research is the continuous development of various therapy methods, where the use of stem cells, that is an unspecialized cell that can become one or more different types of specialized cells such as blood and or nerve cells, to treat and or prevent a disease or condition. It's seen some major developments since 1999. Out of all the fields in stem-cell research, we at Sanitatem Therapeutics chose to focus solely on mesenchymal stem cells, called MSC's, from umbilical cords. What is Sanitatem Therapeutics? It (Sanitatem Therapeutics) is a biopharmaceutical company, seeking to develop and commercialize new chemical entities, with regenerative potential. Our cellular therapies have been successful in producing to name a few cartilage, heart and liver cells but also heal tissue injury and reverse the effects of immune disorders. Another one of our focus have been to use this technology, by collecting data, to make human health predictions. So far we've been successful in accomplishing both. Who is behind all of this? It's obviously me, a handful of specialists that I've known for quite some time and various other local health care providers down at our office and clinic. We run the research and development section in the same building as our actual clinic. It's proved to work out fine for us. Where are you doing all of this research? We're currently operating out of Panama, Central America, but as of 2018 we've received a FDA fast track designation to treat major depressive disorder in the U.S., but only that and nothing else. Our treatment is meant to act as a ketamine-like antidepressant without its negative central nervous system side-effects. The bulk of our business is still in MSC's and that we will continue to do in Panama up until the federal government allows us inside the U.S. Who typically goes to Panama for this treatment and how? The typical customer is hard to pin-point. We receive customers from all classes, nationalities, gender and age. We're also seeing a great diversity in their health conditions. Usually they take the first and best flight down to Panama and get admitted. It's actually a really uncomplicated business transaction. I know of a couple famous persons in the U.S., actors and the likes who've brought family members for treatment. But also some folk who are at the last stop, in terms of medical interventions and come down to try our treatment alternatives. All in all, we've seen no signficant adverse effects, only variations in improvement. Why aren't you doing this research in the U.S.? Any research is illegal in some states and applied therapies in most. It's illegal for us to conduct expertimental therapies. The only treatment, with stem cells, that is legal in the U.S. is for wound covering thanks to a federal exemption. Regardless of our promising results. I believe, that the national conversation suffered a significant stigmatization, following the President Bush remarks on stem cell research all the way back in 2001. So I assess that this is a stigmatized conversation that we as Americans have been unable to have ever since. We've seen some interest in the conversation but nothing that would change the game. Just this year I've seen the FDA sending warning letters to a laboratoy in San Diego and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issuing a fine to a health center. We're a business like all others, we're dependent on a net positive to continue, so we try and avoid the slow bureaucracy and lobbyists of the U.S. That's why we're operating out of Panama. Isn't it contraversial to attract U.S. citizens down to Panama for experimental treatment? It depends on how you look at it. Most people are ignorant about stem cell research and believe that it's all about harvesting aborted babies. That the cells are tainted somehow. But that just isn't the case, we collect ours from an umbilical cord with the parents consent and then the cells are multiplied in our laboratory. I wanna be diplomatic, of course, so we don't receive any repecursions here in the U.S. in the future. But this is how I look at it: the FDA is being used by the pharmaceutical companies in what's called chronic capitalism, where companies use the government to either deter or shut down any competition in the market-place. Today, you require an extensive testing, certification and then more testing of any new entity that you produce and that costs. A lot. In average, we're talking about $2.5 billions to get a drug to market. That wasn't an option at all for us (Sanitatem Therapeutics) at that time, nor is it today. And that cost furthermore, is without us ever selling a single product or treatment. So it's an emcumbersome system that effectively deters any new players in the game and alas ensures the monopoly of the already big pharmaceutical companies who've already acquired the funds for these tests. The big pharmaceutical companies are absolutely terrified of cheaper treatment options that cure instead of delay the onset of their problematic health conditions. Billions of dollars would be lost if we started curing people in the U.S., "heal a patient - lose a client". Big pharma is not interested in your overall health, just your pocket book and that's why it is painfully obvious that our federal government agencies no longer represent the people. So ultimately, one could say that it is contraversial, but it really isn't. Already in 2004, U.S. physicians, scientists and entrepreneurs had the opportunity to go down to Panama for this business and some did. We did it relatively lately, in 2012. What does your company offer that other don't? Well, the general concept of operations have been for a long time that, you collect mesenchymal steam cells and transfuse immediately. Any delay would have a reduced function and decreased efficacy in treating diseases. So what we did was that after we collected ours, we just decided to cryopreserve them, sorta like in a Sci-Fi movie, up until the time of transfusion in our patients. It didn't thaw or diminish so that was one of our first big successes. We're a small company and we're not really that special, but we get more customers than we can handle and most that we schedule with fly overnight to see us. Our reputation in terms of success stories proceeds us and so I believe that must mean that we're doing something right. It's just a matter of time before the national conversation back in the U.S. has to be taken like adults. Project Discite, started in 2017, features cutting-edge technologies developed by innovators within NASA, the military, federal laboratories, universities, and commercial companies. The project reports new technologies from NASA and other leading R&D sources worldwide.
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    BusterAces

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    hype kills things lower ur standards boys ps tell ppl on owl v to join mta instead
  36. 1 point
    Jezte

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    you should know by now not to have high expectations for me bb
  37. 1 point
    Jezte

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    can't wait to pop my pussy all over this shit
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    Immaculate

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    this has to be a joke right, gta sa came out in 2004. MTA has done its time along with other factors in relation to the server. You should be happy that people want to play here and if you're scared or concerned due to the caliber or rpers and factions in the works - just step up, do your research and try to be unique this isn't rocket science creating quality rp is easy.
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    croozerdog

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    Saw a few people complaining about the Owl community on discord and ingame, how it's still going to be the same people and stuff. The GTA V and RAGE playerbase is HUGE. If Owl gets the script and teams right, it's probably going to grow with brand new players.
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    ThatGuy

    14/88

    14/88
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    Snowie

    The world is yours

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    ResidentPeach

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    not appropriate at all i expected better from you


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