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Letter: 19/09/2005

The first letter

Global Welfare Consortium
Rue Grande 1623
1221 Geneva 27

19 September, 2005

To: Dr. Roderick Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director,
Centers for Disease Control

From: GWC Executive Committee
RE: Violation of Ethical Guidelines / The Hanso Life-
Extension Project

CC: Mr. Peter Thompson, Vice President, General Counsel,
The Hanso Foundation; Hugh McIntyre, Vice President and
Communications Director, The Hanso Foundation.

Dr. Johnson:

We have received word of an unfortunate and most alarming
issue in the past days concerning research operations by
The Hanso Foundation in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
Sadly, we have exhausted our mandate as a watchdog
organization and must petition you for a formal

It has come to our attention that a new strain of
meningococcal disease has been reported in the costal
villages of the United Republic of Tanzania. This strain
breached the simian/homo sapien barrier.

As the enclosed documentation and correspondence
demonstrate, we have repeatedly asked the Executive Board
of The Hanso Foundation for assistance in determining the
possible correlation between the outbreak of this
transgenic disease and the research being conducted on
primates in the Experimental Station in Zanzibar.
As our requests have been met with utter and complete
disregard, we feel we have no other choice than to demand
your immediate intervention.

As The Hanso Foundation is using primates to research gene
therapies intended for human use, the correlation should
be obvious.

Considering the alarming nature of this outbreak and
the mounting death toll it is imperative that The Hanso
Foundation immediately open the doors of their
Experimental Station for inspection and, should a link be
found between their work and this disease, cease and
desist their activities immediately.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Lives are at stake.

Monsieur Jacques Maillot
Director General, GWC Executive Committee

Letter: 25/09/2005

The second letter

Global Welfare Consortium
Rue Grande 1623
1221 Geneva 27

25 September, 2005

To: Dr. Roderick Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director,
Centers for Disease Control

From: GWC Executive Committee

RE: The Hanso Life-Extension Project

Dr. Johnson:

Please consider this a formal apology for the heated and
alarmist tone of our previous correspondence, as well as a
formal request for the withdrawal of former Director General
Jacques Maillot's request for an intervention into the
affairs of The Hanso Foundation.

In the time since Monsieur Maillot's letter, GWC's
inspection team has been welcomed with open arms into The
Hanso Foundation's Experimental Station in Zanzibar. Our
thorough examination of the Station has made it clear that
the benign, non-invasive research being conducted there
could not have possibly resulted in the outbreak of a
transgenic virus.

Because we appreciate the CDC's willingness to intervene
when lives are at stake, the last thing we want is to abuse
our close relationship with your organization -- or sound
alarms before the need is absolutely clear. Once again,
please accept our apologies, and our appreciation of your
dilligent response to our correspondence.

Mr Peter Thompson, Acting Director General
Global Health Consortium


The amended second letter
  • When you read the second letter, Peter Thompson's typed name is circled in red.
  • When you click on it these words appear in red handwriting (this is the same handwriting used when Persephone is contacting you on the newsletter page):
The Hanso Foundation, setting world speed records for subverting authority.
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team has been welcomed with open arms into
dation's Experimental Station in Zanzibar.
xamination of the Station has made it clear
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our close relationship with your organization - - or sound alarms before the need is absolutely clear. On

Letter: 04/10/2005

Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
4 October 2005

To: Hr Per Lundquist - Chief Legal Counsel
Hr Einar Ragnarsson - Chief Communications Officer
From: GHO Executive Committee
RE: The Hanso Life-Extension Project

My friends,

Given the current state of world affairs, it is more difficult than ever to guard against the
continuing emergence of new threats to the population; and harder still to enlist the aid of
the international business community in combating these threats on both a local and
worldwide level.

Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your extremely generous
contribution to our defense fund. The fact that you insisted upon the discretionary nature
of the donation only edifies our belief in the philanthropic nature of your intent.

It is my sincere hope that we can put the unpleasantness of our previous correspondence
behind us, and join together in order to move forward towards our common goal. Please
accept my most sincere regret for reacting prematurely and in such a way as to jeopardize
your important research at your Zanzibar facilities. You may rest assured that, in the
future, any communication with your organization or any agents thereof will be handled
with the utmost consideration and with every professional courtesy.

I bid you good luck for the future and very best wishes for the success of all your various
and dynamic endeavours.

Should you have the good fortune to meet with Mr Hanso personally, please extend to
him our most sincere appreciation and thanks. Would you also please convey that our
doors are always open and that we would, in fact, be thrilled to meet with him -- At his
convenience of course.

Yours very truly

Monsieur Jacques Maillot
Director General - GHO Executive Committee


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Press Release: Hanso and the Global Welfare Consortium

Press Release about Partnership with the Global Welfare Consortium


The Hanso Foundation is pleased to announce that, as a result of the
efforts of the Worldwide Wellness and Prevention Development Program,
the Global Welfare Consortium has named the Foundation a Partner in
World Health, a status granted only to those organizations at the
forefront of the battle to curb the spread of infectious disease.

The Global Welfare Consortium was established in Geneva, Switzerland
in 1952 to respond to and anticipate the health needs of an
increasingly global society. Current membership stands at 186
nations, with the recent expulsion of several African states due to
long-standing charges of ethnic cleansing. While those regimes no
longer receive GWC funding, the Consortium continues to work at the
local level with private organizations, such as The Hanso Foundation,
to provide key medical resources to embattled territories.

While the GWC's primary focus is on the combat of diseases such as
SARS, AIDS, and avian flu -- infectious, congenital, and degenerative
-- its mission, standing in alignment with that of The Hanso
Foundation, is to bring the citizens of the world to the maximum level
of wellness. This indicates not only a state of being free from
infirmity or disease, but a point of balance between the emotional,
physical, and social states. With 8 regional offices and 150 country
offices, the GWC is well poised to quickly react to emergent
situations, as well as to maintain high minimum health standards

In the GWC's thorough review of The Hanso Foundation's major programs
by the regulatory Corporate Compliance Committee, The Hanso Foundation
was found to exceed the GWC's standards of corporate excellence in the
areas of environmental impact, social outreach, and workplace
safety/well-being standards.

Hanso Foundation Communications Director, Hugh McIntyre: "As a Partner
in World Health, The Hanso Foundation is now a key private-sector aid
to the GWC's ongoing and constantly evolving programs. We are proud
to have this distinction bestowed on us."

Hugh McIntyre
Communications Director

Press Release: 6 May 2006

Hanso Foundation 6 May 2006 Press Release



(May 6, 2006) It has come to the attention of the Hanso Foundation that
our site is experiencing some sort of disruption. The Foundation gives
our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused - we are
fixing the errors as quickly as we can and will shortly have the site
back in full working order again.

Users of the website can be assured that no data has been compromised,
and the user database has not been penetrated. The intruder has only
managed to breach the primary layer of the site.

Thank you, and namaste.

Hugh McIntyre
Communications Director

About the Hanso Foundation
The Hanso Foundation stands at the vanguard of social and scientific
research for the advancement of the human race. For forty years, the
foundation has offered grants to worthy experiments designed to further
the evolution of the human race and provide technological solutions to
the most pressing problems of our time.
“From the dawn of our species, Man has been blessed with curiosity. Our
most precious gift, without exception, is the desire to know more - to
look beyond what is accepted as the truth and to imagine what is
possible.” Alvar Hanso, Address to the U.N. Security Council, 1967

Media Contact: Hugh McIntyre
(206) 861-5017/

Newspaper Advert placed by The Hanso Foundation.


Don't Believe "Bad Twin"

For over thirty years, The Hanso Foundation has stood for
compassion and innovation, but today, our reputation has been
attacked in the novel "Bad Twin", written by Gary Troup and published
by Hyperion books.

Throughout the pages of "Bad Twin", readers have found numerous
passages featuring misinformation about The Hanso Foundation and
its partners. The Hanso Foundation strongly objects to the book
"Bad Twin", and encourages readers to make up their own minds.

The truth about The Hanso Foundation is available at and not on the pages of
Gary Troup's "Bad Twin".

Experience it for yourself.

Thank you, and namaste.

Letter to Hyperion: 9 May 2006

Hanso Foundation 9 May 2006 Letter to Hyperion Publishing.

May 9, 2006

Mr. Robert Miller
President, Hyperion Books
500 S. Buena Vista
Burbank, CA 91030

Dear Mr. Miller,

On behalf of the Alvar Hanso and the Board of Directors of the Hanso Foundation, I am writing to-
day to demand that Hyperion Books immediately cease selling Gary Troup’s “Bad Twin,” a publication
rife with inaccuracies and false accusations about the Hanso Foundation and its reputable partners.
We are outraged that Hyperion Books published ‘Bad Twin’ without affording us the courtesy
of redressing the scandalous information littered throughout the book. Our pristine reputation has
been sullied; therefore we are forced to reallocate money from socio-scientific studies to vigorously
defend the lifelong work of our beloved Founder, Alvar Hanso.

Is it your standard business practice to publish malicious untruths which damage the credibility of
an organization that exist solely to benefit the human race by providing technological solutions to
the most pressing problems of our time? How unfortunate is it indeed that we must now spend precious
time and resources defending our work and reputation against the moral sewer known as “Bad

The Hanso Foundation is considering all options at its disposal, including legal recourse. I look
forward to your timely response.

Hugh McIntyre
Director, Communications
Hanso Foundation

DaimlerChrysler documents

These were found on the in-game site The documents contained several blackouts

Volume Incentive Program Offer Confirmation

Fleet Contract



February 24, 2006

The Hanso Foundation

Dear Mr. Thompson:

DaimlerChrysler Fleet Operations is pleased to confirm the Volume Incentive Program
(VIP) offered to The Hanso Foundation for the 2007 contract year. This special
incentive applies to The Hanso Foundation exclusively and will be paid on specific
models based on the purchase objectives described in the attached Tables.

As a preferred DaimlerChrysler fleet customer, we want you to know that we are
ready to help you and your business in any way we can.

William T. Kilpatrick
Senior Manager, IPS/GI

Coincidentally, the black spot on the scan or photocopy of this letter is shaped in exactly the same way as the crack in one end of the salvaged ping pong table in season 3.

Fleet Contract

Fleet Contract, page 2


How to Order
To ensure proper payment and to facilitate order tracking and preferential
scheduling, your orders must include your assigned FAN (Fleet Account Number).

Reporting Procedure

To ensure timely and proper payment of your V.I.P. incentive, it is imperative the
sale be accurately reported.

Please confirm your acceptance of this program by signing below. This offer will
expire in 30 days unless extended by your Regional Account Executive with
DaimlerChrysler Motors L.L.C.


Contract Year: 2006

Contract Dates
Vehicles ordered March 1, 2006 - May 31, 2006

The Amount listed in following table represents the total incentive provided by

Payment Levels Amount
2007 Jeep Compass (10)  ??????????
2007 Jeep Patriot (10)  ??????????
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (3)  ??????????


Accepted by: Peter Thompson
Title: General Council and Secretary
Dated: February 25, 2006

Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal


Prepared By:
The Hanso Foundation
Purchasing Dept.


The Hanso Foundation Purchasing Division on behalf of Fleet Services is issuing a sealed
Request for Proposal for a mix of 07 models:

-10 Jeep Compass
-10 Jeep Patriot
-3 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Sealed Proposals: Vendor will deliver one (1) original and two (2) copies to
by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

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This submission shall include the entire Request For Proposal document and any amendments if

Proposals received after the above cited time will be considered a late quoteand [sic] are
not acceptable unless waived by the Purchasing Manager.

-Please use the attached self-addressed label or the envelope must be clearly marked "SEALED
RFP # 9342".
-Please direct specific technical and procedural questions to Purchasing.

Thank you for your interest.


"Bidder" - an individual or business submitting a bid to The Hanso Foundation.

"Contractor"- One who contracts to perform work or furnish materials in accordance with a

Purpose of Proposal:

The Hanso Foundation is seeking bids for 23 (twenty-three) 2007 Jeep Vehicles

A. The Hanso Foundation reserves the right to reject any and all proposals

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received as a result of this RFP. If a proposal is selected, it will be the most advantageous
regarding price, quality of service, the Contractor's qualifications and capabilities to
provide the specified service, and other factors which The Hanso Foundation may consider. The
Hanso Foundation does not intend to award a contract fully on the basis of any response made
to the proposal and reserves the right to consider proposals for modifications at any time
before a contract would be awarded, and negotiations would be undertaken with that provider
whose proposal is deemed to best meet the specifications and need of The Hanso Foundation.

B. The Hanso Foundation reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive or not waive
informalities or irregulariteis in bids or bidding procedures, and to accept or further
negotiate cost, terms, or conditions of any bid determined by the county to be in the best
interest of the Hanso foundation even though not the lowest bid.

C. Proposals must be signed by an official authorized to bind the provider toits provisions
for at lease a period of 90 days. Failure of the successful bidder to accept the obligation
of the contract may result in the cancellation of any award.

D. In the event it becomes necessary to revise any part ofc the RFP, addenda will be provided.
The ??? submission of the RFP's maybe adjusted to allow for reisions. The entire proposal
document with any amendments should be returned in triplicate. Proposals shall be written in
ink or typewritten. No erasures are permitted. Mistakes may be crossed out and corrected and
must be initialed in ink by the person signing the proposal.


The proposal shall include all of the following information. Failure to include all of

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the required information could result in disqualification of the Bidder.

A. State the warranty period on the equipment and what is/is not covered.
Attach as Addenda A

B. Attach all specifications of equipment
Attach as Addenda B



The Hanso Foundation reserves the right to reject any and all proposals
received as a result of this RFP. If a proposal is selected it will be the most
advantageous regarding price (See: "Low Bidder" following), quality of
service, the Contractors' qualifications and capabilities to provide the
specified service, and other factors which The Hanso Foundation may
consider. The Hanso Foundation does not intend to award a contract fully
on the basis of any response made to the proposal;

It is the intention of The Hanso Foundation to award the entire bid to one

COST OF RFP: The Hanso Foundation will not be liable for any costs associated with the
preparation, transmittal, or presentation of any materials submitted in response to this RFP.


The following is the specifications for the Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, and
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited:

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Contract Rescindment

Contract Rescindment


DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Procurement and Supply
Operational Procurement

March 10, 2006

Dear Mr. Thompson:
Due to the recent events in ?????, DaimlerChrysler Corporation wishes to rescind our fleet
contract with The Hanso Foundation.

No further correspondence is required at this time.

William T. Kilpatrick
Senior Manager, IPS/GI

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