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(TONY) re:morning unpleasantness

concurrent events

From: t.stark@stark.com
To: mia@stark.com
Subject: re: this morning’s unpleasantness
June 26, 2012 4:26 PM

I’ll Try Mia, but he’s still insisting that a pure machine intelligence will be benign. I hope he’s right, but I won’t bet mankind’s future on it.

I didn’t jump-start the singularity for nothing.

-S

From: mia@stark.com
To: t.stark@stark.com
Subject: re: this morning’s unpleasantness
June 26, 2012 4:27 PM

Mr. Stark,

I suspended all bootstrapping operations and put the Emmas on the problem 5 minutes ago.

I have allocated 5% of my own resources to continue mission critical upgrade trees. Projections predict project ULTRON completion on previously established schedule. Are you sure you can’t talk Dr. Pym out of initiating ULTRON? Its still not too late.

MarIA 7.2

From: t.stark@stark.com
To: mia@stark.com
CC: p.potts@stark.com
Subject: re: this morning’s unpleasantness
June 26, 2012 4:26 PM

Balls.

Mia please put the Emmas on this, see what they can find. See if Susan needs any help. If the Baxter is all locked down see if she will have dinner with me tonight. See what Director Fury wants, because we all know he’s going to want something.

-S

From: mia@stark.com
To: t.stark@stark.com; p.potts@stark.com
Subject: re: this morning’s unpleasantness
June 26, 2012 4:06 PM

Mr. Stark, Ms. Potts,

There were two other notable events happening concurrently to the… unpleasantness here at the tower. The Baxter building was broken into by MODOK and a cell of AIM agents. Susan Richards stopped AIM from getting into Reed Richards’ labs. Namor of Atlantis is on site assisting in clean up.

The Shield Helicarrier was attacked by the Hand crime syndicate and brought down in Westchester. Agent Barton and Henry McCoy are on site.

Two attacks could credibly be seen as a coincidence, but not three.

MarIA 7.2

From: t.stark@stark.com
To: p.potts@stark.com
Subject: re: this morning’s unpleasantness
June 26, 2012 4:05 PM

Touché.

I’ll be in the workshop for the next 18 hours working on a little something for our green titanium friend.

-S

From: p.potts@stark.com
To: t.stark@stark.com
Subject: re: this morning’s unpleasantness
June 26, 2012 3:31 PM

So its Ms. Potts is it? All right Mr. Stark, the Tower performed magnificently. There were injuries in the monorail collapse but no fatalities. The modular rails and precast supports can be pulled from stores and installed by DC engineers in hours. Pier 41 withstood the attack with only a 3% loss of integrity and hydration has already started on the cement epoxy impregnated matrix. Within 48 hours Pier 41 will have experienced a net gain of bearing capacity.

As you of all people should know there is no wall a properly motivated mercenary can’t break through. The Tower security systems did their job well enough, its a shame you couldn’t catch our intruder, we might have been able to ask him who sent him.

Pepper Potts
CFO Stark International

From: t.stark@stark.com
To: p.potts@stark.com
Subject: this morning’s unpleasantness
June 26, 2012 1:31 PM

Good afternoon Ms.Potts. I trust you have the reconstruction of the monorail underway. We need everything 5×5 by 6 am Thursday for the morning commute. While Stark International is happy to provide a paid vacation for the lessees of Stark Towers while amenities are restored it is important that the Tower not be viewed as a target.

P.S. When Damage Control gets to the repairs to the penthouse elevator shaft have them pull an iris gate from stores and install it with a 34A EM lock. Should have put one in when we had the place built.

-S

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