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Old 31 October 2010, 11:45
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Given that he seems to have failed at every attempt to 'brand' himself, this bit is high comedy: http://quintessentialgentleman.com/f...ur-reputation/

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Well, he has achieved that; he is consistently an epic douche.
Agreed. An epic douche that only acted somewhat remorseful for a brief period when it was pointed out that his (or was it his parent's) address was so easily found online.

Anchorage, Alaska is relatively close to where Jax lives. Jax AKA Jared Shapira and Adam Appel should choose each other as gay lovers and tell each other bed time stories...think of it as "stories about the Suck but only after a different kind of suck". Under the new changes with the military, they both could enlist together too under either the new "Rectum of choice" or "Hand to Gland" enlistment option.
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Old 31 October 2010, 18:40
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"stories about the Suck but only after a different kind of suck". Under the new changes with the military, they both could enlist together too under either the new "Rectum of choice" or "Hand to Gland" enlistment option.
These new fall series write THEMSELVES!!
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Old 31 October 2010, 19:32
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Jared Shapira article

On the JDW website, I recall he was offering the AMEX Centurion Card as a benefit for being one of his clients; here, he unveils the holiest of holies.
http://quintessentialgentleman.com/m...e-credit-card/

Thanks for the heads up, Shapira. I will be certain to offer my very best customer service to those bearing the titanium. In the meantime, my govt travel card must suffice.
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Old 2 November 2010, 12:39
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On the JDW website, I recall he was offering the AMEX Centurion Card as a benefit for being one of his clients; here, he unveils the holiest of holies.
http://quintessentialgentleman.com/m...e-credit-card/

Thanks for the heads up, Shapira. I will be certain to offer my very best customer service to those bearing the titanium. In the meantime, my govt travel card must suffice.
As ever he is incorrect on the Centurion Card, they have been available for nigh on ten years.
Originally they had a first class travel service even when extracting from dusty places and an insurance policy that providing ballistics weren’t too prevalent was useful.
Recently they have repositioned the card and their services for those who do not scrutinise their statements too closely, and their travel service now includes click-thrus for Gulfstreams when flying commercial is too tiresome.
With this change has come the ‘gimmick’ titanium card, which has a tendency to fall out of the wallet, and is the cause of all sorts of ancillary problems.
Primary one is that many swipe machines don't work.
Collateral damage is the heavy padding of restaurant bills, or, even worse, disbelief that it's real.
As for this ignorant oik [Jax] trying to pass himself off as a gentleman connoisseur - his attention seeking antics and boastful claims are as risible as they are pathetic.
Jax - You have been weighed.
You have been measured.
And you have absolutely...
Been found wanting.

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Old 7 November 2010, 08:19
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This thread should have been moved to the humor section, must say this thread kept me entertained in what promised to have been a long boring night at work. Thank you Jax, Jared, Adbul or what ever your name is.
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Old 23 November 2010, 13:36
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Hey Jax, it has been awhile. I see you have forgotten about Los Zs. Damn Calderon. How about going after the QSTB at Bahram Chah and then take out the narcos up to Kajaki? So what have you been up to? Send me a current copy of your resume and I'll get you started on the project. IMHO your the man for the job!

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http://about.me/jetbroker
http://www.jaredshapira.com/index.html
http://www.cmsmedia.ca/team_jared.html
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I couldn't help but laugh at his reading selections. Particularly 48 Laws of Power- of which number five is apparently: So much depends on reputation. Guard it with your life. I think he pretty well shot that one in the ass.

Whole list is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_48_Laws_of_Power
I don't really know about the book itself, but the list reads like a primer on sociopathy.
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Mr. Shapira is well-practiced in the art of autoadjectivism. This isn't a compliment....
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Old 10 May 2011, 07:41
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"Call me Shaps"
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Old 10 May 2011, 07:54
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Old 10 May 2011, 08:56
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Given that this thread is the #1 Google result when one searches on his name, I anticipate an attempt at name change in the future.
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Old 10 May 2011, 09:34
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Given that this thread is the #1 Google result when one searches on his name, I anticipate an attempt at name change in the future.
Backlinks when properly placed can be a cruel mistress.
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Old 11 September 2011, 11:05
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Wow

Wow this has been thoroughly entertaining. Thank you! There is not enough vinegar in the world to fill this douche bag. Amazing.
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And after all this time....

There are still some references floating about. I was just reading this thread over a late lunch (I'd never bothered to look at it previously), and did a LinkedIn search out of curiosity. Yes, he's still out there and yes, he's on LinkedIn. The "company" is still listed over there as Jax Desmond Worldwide, with the following to say about itself:

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About Jax Desmond Worldwide
Jax Desmond Worldwide is one of the world’s leading, and certainly the most exclusive, risk management firms, helping clients to achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with world class expertise.

An ambition to be the world's premier risk management firm underpins our business strategy. We aim to achieve this goal through sustained investment in managing knowledge and information, and by creating a working culture that enables our people to offer consistently superior standards of client service.

Recognized as one of the top five American security contractors by India's largest news magazine, we embrace responsibilities that extend beyond our client work. Through an active program of charitable initiatives, all our people are encouraged to develop strong links with the communities in which we work.

We specialize in protecting clients that dominate their respective industries. Some of our clients include world renowned museums and art galleries, international airlines, Las Vegas hotels and casinos, insurance companies, and some of the world's most influential diplomats and dignitaries.

Jax Desmond Worldwide has been featured in over five hundred publications and newscasts including Forbes, Reuters, CNN, ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, over thirty business journals and fifty national newspapers.

Today, Jax Desmond Worldwide represents the security interests of four government bodies and an excess of fifty private clients across the globe.



Specialties risk management, protective security, kidnap and ransom consultancy, security awareness training, security assessments and audits, counter terrorism and insurgency consulting, and incident response
  • Headquarters The Trump Building 40 Wall Street, 28th Floor New York, NY 10005 United States
  • Website http://www.jaxdesmond.com
  • Industry Security and Investigations
  • Type Privately Held
  • Company Size 501-1000 employees
  • Founded 2006
Linked to two Jared Shapiras, one each purporting to be "Independent Airlines/Aviation Professional" out of Winnipeg, and a "PR Specialist at Spirit Mountain Communications", also claiming to be in Winnipeg. On that latter company, it shows up as "Spirit Mountain Comminications" (note spelling: all too professional! ) of Provo, Utah and claims "1-10 employees". Other than the fact of their continued existence, these two profiles appear to be of little to no real significance.

However...

A "J. A. Shapira", also of Winnipeg, turns up, who has this to say for himself:
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You only get one first impression. It has to count. The way your message comes across has a huge impact on everything from how prospects perceive your value to how clearly they understand what you have to offer them.

I’m not a designer, a strategist, or a marketing guru. My only job is telling your story and making sure it’s clear, concise and compelling. I’m a distiller of words. I don’t do anything else. I simply write and I’m pretty darn good at it.

To that end, it’s my goal to make certain your content shows up in its best light, that your message delivers the greatest possible impact and that you know the job’s been done right the first time. I’m meticulous and I can craft your perfect story.
(The bolded red portions are his original words; the emphasis was added. WS-G)


His listed experience history only goes back to 2006, during which time he lists Spirit Mountain and says nothing at all about his Jax Desmond incarnation. A few glowing reports of his journalistic skill, storytelling deftness and image consultancy acumen are there as well, with none dating earlier than 2010. He does list that year he spent writing for Quintissential Gentleman dot com (With a name like that, it sounds like a "gay and lesbian interest" e-rag). Interesting as well is his claim to be a past member on this and that pillar-of-the-community-ish committee with B'nai B'rith and the Rady JCC of Winnipeg. I'd like to think these organizations got his number and showed him the door? Given this guy's past actions, his claimed association with the latter two organizations and making such a big issue of it becomes an insult to the Jewish community as a whole, as well as affording him the image of unwarranted credibility as a responsible citizen.

I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking this f*ckwit's lying low as he figures out what to do for his next big scam. Seeing that he's flip-flopped between short-lived journalist and broker deals and now bills himself as a self-employed "PR and communications" type, does one get the impression he's unemployed again, cooking up another dodgy online corporate persona even now?

Last edited by WS-G; 9 June 2013 at 20:30. Reason: BTW:, BZ to all concerned. This whole thing was time-consuming reading, but funny as Hell in places.
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Old 11 June 2013, 15:37
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Socnet has plenty of entertaining threads full of head shaking amusement, but the Jax Desmond thread is probably my favorite.

On one of his sites he posted his business hours, and it appeared his Illinois office shouldered the brunt of the work. Like Jack Bauer, they have been genetically modified so that eating and taking a crap are things of the past.

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Business hours

New York - 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
London - 10am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
Illinois - 24/7/365
Manitoba - By appointment only
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Old 9 October 2013, 18:59
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...Jax Desmond... genetically modified so that eating and taking a crap are things of the past.
Actually, accorded the super power of quadripresence: the ability to be in four places at once. This doubtlessly was a sendoff consolation prize so he wouldn't leave Provo, Utah emptyhanded (Maybe the aliens who kidnapped him were LDS-affiliated and excommunicating him? ). In exchange, he's diligently taking every clients calls in New York, enjoying "power lunches" in London with his imaginary jet-setter friends, politicking his ass off in Chicago, and taking a dump all over the Province of Manitoba, all at once!

Or else it's merely a consequence of returning from the dead and finding his business has been ren-carnie-ated!
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