NameBase Online! Free Access!

From: (Modemac)

[ Article crossposted from alt.conspiracy,alt.conspiracy.jfk,alt.activism,al
iety.civil-liberties,, ]
[ Author was NY Transfer News Collective ]
[ Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 1995 06:11:33 GMT ]

Blythe Systems Announces...


via telnet or rlogin to
(log in as: namebase)

NameBase: A unique microcomputer name and country index with over
176,000 citations.

NameBase is used by hundreds of serious journalists and
researchers. For anyone with an IBM-compatible or Macintosh
microcomputer, it offers fast access to a database of 80,000 names
of groups and individuals, compiled from over 500 investigative
books published since 1962, and thousands of pages from
periodicals since 1973. Areas covered include the international
intelligence community, political elites from the Right and Left,
the U.S. foreign policy establishment, assassination theory, Latin
America, big business, and organized crime.


NameBase Online can now be accessed via the Internet by logging
into Blythe Systems. From your internet site, type the command:

telnet <enter>

When you see the login prompt, log in as: namebase <enter>
No password is required. To leave the program and return
to your home site, just hit X on the NameBase Online menu.

Note: if you have trouble with your screen when you login via
telnet, (like seeing double characters when you type), try
the "rlogin" command instead of telnet:

rlogin <enter>

This is an experimental installation. We aren't sure what the user
load will be, and unrestricted free access may not be available
after our trial period. So login soon and explore this uniquely
valuable information resource!

After you've tested NameBase Online, you'll probably want to buy
your own registered copy and receive regular updates and PIR's
excellent quarterly newsletter "NewsLine." The full-featured
diskette version of NameBase, which offers a more sophisticated
user interface and several additional search options, is available
for MS-DOS or Macintosh computers.

Ordering, update, and registration information for NameBase
is available online at Blythe Systems or via e-mail: write
to for complete details.


What is NameBase?

Each name includes up to 150 sources for a total of over 176,000
citations. When the name has been located in or associated with a
country other than the U.S. for a period of years (true of 28,000
names), this information is also displayed. Access time for a
single name is about one second, and for all names associated with
a country during a time frame is about thirty seconds. The program
also graphs the distribution of entry-years for a country during
the last sixty years, providing a picture of how well the data
covers a particular period or event in its history.

Name or country searches may be stacked 50 deep to save time, with
the option of printing out the display or appending displayed
names to the user's word-processing file. Leading letters and
phonetic searches can be used to locate difficult or
transliterated names, and the most common nicknames are
cross-checked automatically. If a citation is of particular
interest, it is possible to extract other names from the same
source, or even cross one source with another. (For example, which
members of the Council on Foreign Relations are also included in
Forbes 400 richest Americans?)

NameBase on Diskette:

NameBase fits on 3 standard HD floppies, or takes about 3
megabytes on a hard disk. The program can be configured to prompt
for the floppy it needs if a hard disk is not used. After
purchasing an initial set of disks, update notices are sent out
with a list of recent sources, along with our quarterly NameBase
NewsLine, and the latest set of cumulative disks may be purchased
at half price. The back issues of NewsLine may also be read or
downloaded from the NameBase menu.

Although only citations are shown for each name (author, title,
date, and page number), almost all titles include a screen of
annotation. All sources are filed at Public Information Research
and a photocopy or fax service is available. NameBase specializes
in sources that are ignored by expensive online search services.
Many of the sources have never been indexed before anywhere, but
now they are all indexed together.

What some users say about NameBase:

"The sheer novelty and volume ... has won positive reviews
from disparate sources."
--Christian Science Monitor, July 31, 1989

"...[a] treasure trove of intelligence information."
--Jeff Gerth, New York Times, October 6, 1987

"...a helpful and easily accessible resource for research
into the world's diplomatic and intelligence communities."
--Peter Grose, Executive Editor
Foreign Affairs, Spring 1989

"...the closest popular equivalent to the CIA's own master
--Jonathan Marshall, Economics Editor
San Francisco Chronicle

"[The references I received] would have been invalable
during the early stages of my [research] project."

--Steve Weinberg, Executive Director
Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc.
The IRE Journal, Winter 1989

"The absolutely indispensable database for anyone
seriously interested in global intelligence and espionage."
--David Wise, author of Molehunt (1992)

NameBase is published by:

Public Information Research
a nonprofit corporation based
in San Antonio, Texas


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Subject: Re: Namebase - pretty scary
From: (Enchanter!)
Newsgroups: alt.slack,alt.discordia,alt.conspiracy

Stanton McCandlish ( wrote:

: Saw an announcement of a new database on the net called namebase.
: A collection of names mostly from intelligence, conspiracy theory, and
: foreign relations, thousands of them.

Yes, very scary indeed! Try looking up LORD, WINSTON (the current
president of the CFR) and you'll see an incredible listing of references,
none of which I would be proud of...


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