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“America Person” Don Blankenship Shatters The GOP

In 2015 I wrote about the rising tide of Xenophobia I was seeing and feeling in the GOP.

As a Republican this was worrying, however the party saw fit to nominate (and the country elect) Donald Trump.

This has only emboldened the worst dregs of society to crawl out of the swamps and into Washington DC.

Or at least they are trying.

It was no accident Richard Spencer showed up in Washington DC close to the inaurguration. The “alt right” expected to be welcomed into power with open arms.

Their being “disavowed” by Donald Trump was a surprise to them.

However the same mechanism that networked on Twitter, and promoted the spread of what has become active nazis, still openly exists and can do the same thing in any election.

Then Lone Conservative editor Brian Brathovd, featured in this video with Milo Y saying “hi” to then Breitbart Contributor Kassy Dillon, is NOW Richard B. Spencer’s bodyguard and a Daily Stormer contributor (according to Brians Gab.ai account, @caerulus_rex.)

 

The prominence of the “alt right” social media stars is mentioned elsewhere and their rise chronicled by Joe Bernstein of Buzzfeed.

Don Blankenship is a convict who chose to run for US Senate in West Virginia.

Mr. Blankenship was CEO of Massey Energy Company, was charged with multiple charges, including felony conspiracy for his role in a mine explosion that killed 29 miners.

Mr. Blankenship was convicted of  one misdemeanor charge of conspiring to willfully violate mine safety and health standards and sentenced to one year in prison and a $250,00.00 fine.

 

Fresno Bee journalist Mackenzie Mays is from West Virginia and speaks of the impact of the mine explosion on her life.  And the impact on her community.

Mr. Blankenship has taken to denouncing people as not an “America person.”

In Mr. blankenship’s “Post-Election Statement” Mr. Blankenship says,

P.S. Mitch McConnell’s cocaine tweet is just more proof that he is not an America person.

In the spirit of denouncing, I’d like to denouce Don Blankenship as a royal asshole and defintely NOT an American.

Let me tell you why I believe this.

My family came to America in the 1600’s.  We settled all across the Eastern seaboard, north and south.

Over time my family migrated west, and my grandparents and great grandparents ended up in Kansas and Missouri.

I’m not certain who fought on which side of that Civil War, but I’d assume I had family on both sides.

Fast forward to WW1.  My great grandfather served in France in the American Expeditionary Forces.

Returning home to Missouri to farm, his farm up and blew away in the Dust Bowl.  He left his teenage daughter, (my grandmother) with his family and migrated to Tulare, CA where he worked fields and started a second family.

Marrying a local woman, he started a new family. (my cousins pictured here.)

My uncle, pictured in back, is a USAF veteran (enlisted), retired CHP and currently a Tulare County DA’s office investigator and grows produce in the Central Valley of CA near Exeter.

My grandparents also lost farms in Missouri and Kansas and migrated west.

My moms dad worked on New Deal public works projects in Idaho.  He was a carpenter.  Due to the WW2 war effort, he also mined during WW2 near Elko, NV, being to old for the draft.

My great uncle was a pipe fitter building ships for US Navy in Portland.

As working class people, my grandparents raised families, and my parents were among the first to go to college.

I have relatives that served in nearly every war, with an Uncle in Korea, another stationed in Fort Ord in inter war period and my dad volunteered for the US Navy after his deferments were up.

My ex father in law, a Marine, became a psych tech and program director before retiring as Acting Director (I believe) at Porterville Developmental Center.

My ex wifes family also has people working at PDC.

My dad volunteered after college and went to OCS, then to Supply School, serving on USS Reeves, as an officer, in the Sea of Japan. Their mission was to escort aircraft carriers and rescue downed pilots, and the occasional “boat person” refugee.

Small town Idaho is unique in that emergency services don’t get done unless the locals do them.

My cousins ran EMS out of the family store.    One cousin got her degree and moved to San Francisco where she’s a surgical nurse.

M eldest cousin does heavy construction work, after learning to drive on my grandpas lap at age 5 or so.

My grandpa started wtih a mule team, and began trucking and doing baling for farmers, amongst other odd jobs.

Here’s my cousin and his company hard at work on the US Naval Reservation near USS Arizona and Missouri.

*I’m not sure where this picture was taken, I suspect Utah, but my cousin digs BIG holes.

If you are lost in the backcountry my “Deplorable” cousins are the people that CAN and WILL rescue you.  My family aren’t the kind of people to abandon you in a dark mine.

My dad is a  retired Claims Manager for a large third party adminstrator/independent claims adjusting firm out of Atlanta, GA.

Childhood friends from Fresno grew up to work for the GOP, working for Governor Pete Wilson (R) and doing lobbying in DC.

They also wrote Netfile, the system the FEC uses to track campaign donations after graduating from Fresno State.

Another childhood friend, T. Oppliger, is now a Deputy District Attorney in Fresno (son of Judge Oppliger) and works with Democrat candidate Andrew Janz.

Mr. Janz is challenging incumbent nincompoop, Devin Nunes, for California District 22.

I don’t recognize Devin Nunes as a Republican according to my lights, nor Don Blankenship.

I believe the party is extremely damaged, AND unwilling to take corrective course to disassociate with the nazis and white nationalists racists running for office.

I don’t believe Don Blankenship is much of an American, at all. I think he’s a horrible employer and a safety risk to anyone working for him.

I fear that the rise of nazis in the GOP is NOT an aberration. It’s a natural outgrowth of the coalition building undertaken by GOP during the election.

I am supporting Andrew Janz for Congress as a result.

 

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Joe Bernstein of Buzzfeed Is Correct About White Nationalism In The GOP.

Joe Bernstein of Buzzfeed news produced a seminal article about Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulis and how they smuggled White Nationalism into the GOP.

I suggest that it wasn’t “smuggled” but was done so quite openly and can be seen on Twitter.

First, a little about me.

I’m non partisan. I know that seems strange since I’m a registered Republican but at the time CA required you choose a party to vote in primaries.  As an 80’s kid, Ronald Reagan is my favorite President. I regard the 90’s, with Bill Clinton as a pretty decent time, also.

As a consequence of seeing firsthand how GOP party officials and advocates acted on Twitter I now support Deputy District Attorney Andrew Janz in his run against Devin Nunes.

I realize other people have different views, and knowing now how the Clinton’s influenced incarceration rates of minorites (Donald Trump wants to execute drug dealers) that’s an extremely valid criticism.

My Unce is a retired CHP officer and curerntly works for Tulare County District Attorney’s office as an investigator.

I have an awful lot of family in Tulare County who are growers and various professions.

Childhood friends grew up to work in Corrections, law enforcement, big agriculture, for Governor Pete Wilson in his office and wrote the software the FEC uses to trace federal elections, Netfile, and work for the District Attorney’s office (son of a Judge).

My parents are/were friends with their parents. We largely attended the same elementary schools (before I attended the magnet starting in 6th grade) and high school.

When Donald Trump talks about MS13 and violent (Hispanic) gangs, he’s leaving out The Stoners, the Fresno gang, that opposed the F14’s (who later became Bulldogs gang in fresno.)

(My friends, to my knowledge, have/had no association with white gangs in the area. Basically they were skaters who fought other kids then grew up and moved on.)

How do I know this?  I lived in the area.  I saw the graffitti.  I had a friend beaten up by F14’s and had to leave Kings Canyon Junior High. I knew of other kids that liked to fight them.

I know a lot of these kids, though perhaps forgot names.  The first comment is by an ’86 Roosevelt grad who was my squad leader in Boy Scouts. He loves(d) to cook and took his own spices to Camp Chawanakee.

We all basically lived in southeast Fresno, “Sunnyside” and have spread out and moved on.

I personally never had any issues and was part of our own “alternative” group in High School.  The Chess Club.  (Honestly we made it to get girls.  It worked)

One childhood friend, who attended Holland Project T.A.L.E.N.T. and Roosevelt with me (same class) has been arrested for non violently protested for Dreamers in his Congressman’s office in New Jersey.

Another friends mom, his dad was my little league all star coach, escaped communists in North Korea as a kid and came to the Central Valley. She’s retired from the IRS, and her family apparently was honored by the South Korean goverment sometime in the 1990’s.  I believe she (his mom) went back to South Korea for this ceremony.

I’m not going to provide all names, however if you search “Classmates” website and find Roosevelt High School yearbooks from ’83-’84 to ’86-’87 you can piece this all together yourselves.  (Broadway star Audra McDonald attended same schools (from her 7th grade year, 1 year behind me.)

So how did Breitbart/Bannon/Milo “smuggle” (violent!) white nationalism into the GOP?

Milo Yiannopoulis networked with College Republicans on twitter.

Amongst them were UC Irvine’s Arianna Rowlands and Kassy Dillon, of Mount Holyoke College (& later) Western Massachusetts GOP.

Kassy Dillon with Milo Yiannopoulis

Kassy Dillon founded Conservative website, Lone Conservative with Micah Messer, who is from Alabama.

Infamous twitter troll, @caerulus_rex, Brian Brathovd is now Richard B. Spencer’s bodyguard.  When Milo appeared in Alabama, Brian Brathovd took a video of Milo and himself saying “Hi” to Kassy Dillon.

 

Brian Brathovd is now on Gab and notes he is a contributor to Nazi site, Daily Stormer, which is run by self declared Nazi, Andrew “Weev” Aurenheim.

Breitbart (And milo?) employees  Mike Ma and Allum Bokhari were present at that talk.  I believe they can at various times be seen in the audience on the Breitbart youtube video of that appearance.

 

Milo is on the RECORD saying that “white nationalism” is NOT the answer however the coalition he and Breitbart built clearly included such people.

 

Michael McClister, aka @themidmerican, then comms director for Lone Conservative, lied about me doxing him on twitter (I’ve never doxed anyone at all, ever) and threatened to come to Fresno to beat the shit out of me basically. He’s a CA expatriot and disabled Army veteran. Such threats are somewhat concerning.

John Rust, a convicted pedophile (arrested for violent threats against Howard University students) wrote for Heat Street, Refined Right & Lone Conservative.

Mr. Rust was one of the early “volunteers” (actually GOP activists) at Lone Conservative and left to start Refined Right due to a dispute over a story between Arianna Rowlands and Kassy Dillon.

 

Lane Davis, political editor for notorious alt right site The Ralph Retort, run by “muckracking” proprietor & convicted felon,  Ethan Ralph, is a former Milo intern who killed his father for calling him a “nazi.”

It seems obvious that there was no screening done as to who Milo/Breitbart shoud employ at their site.

Mike Ma of Breitbart was suspended for bullying Arianna Rowlands.

Mike Ma was in a twitter DM group, “Tila Tequila Fan Club” with various others. They used this DM group to target individuals for cyber harassment campaigns.   The twitter DM group is why I firmly believe Milo was rightfully suspended by Twitter.

*Source:  http://web.archive.org/web/20160505063806/https://twitter.com/mikema_/status/728110389011963904

*Source:  http://web.archive.org/web/20161031135910/https://twitter.com/mikema_/status/793021193104293889

The Group included youtuber Beardson Beardly, who threatened Kassy Dillon.  He was suspended by Twitter for these threats.  I have no idea if Arianna also reported bullying by Ma and Bearson, I just know Twitter responded to MY ticket and suspended Beardson Beardly.

Kassy Dillon’s “intern” interviewered Conservative musician, Sergio Michel. Rather than transcribe the interview as requested, the lowly intern chose to troll Mr. Michel on twitter.

This caused Mr. Michel to recognize them for what they are, and leave the alt right.

Women who are some leadership ine alt right put up with sexism and misogny, including violent threats, to remain in positions of authority within the GOP and/or alt right.

 

I could give a hoot about any patriotic American. In fact, coming from a family that came here long ago and has served in probably every war (Great Grandpa was in France in WW1 in artillery, a great uncle died in Pacific in WW2, an uncle served in Korea, my dad VOLUNTEERED for US Navy (after deferments were up) and served as a LT Jg in Sea of Japan, vietnam) I encourage it.

However I despise people that bring violence to politics.  And that’s who Milo and Breitbart allowed to become mainstream in GOP.  I also oppose Antifa.

Joe Bernstein’s dad worked for Department of Justice as a Nazi Hunter.

I submit Joe is very much in his Father’s image and his Father would be very proud of him for his reporting on the white nationalists who invaded the GOP.

(A prominent NY Republican, former personal attorney for AIG Chairman Hank Greenberg, frequently tweeted with Milo.  I’m not naming him because he likes to hire attorneys to try to silence the truth.  I’m sure Joe knows who he is.

I’m familiar with AIG as they were the biggest client of a former employer, the world’s largest indepent adjusting firm.  I believe this familiarity is why the attorney tweeted with me on twitter.

I was concerned about the prevalence of abuse on twitter at the time, and saw Milo being abused by people who used the exact same tactics they claimed he (and others) were using.   By watching Milo’s feed, I found this GOP connected attorney.

Those empowered advocates (on the left) have been written about elsewhere and I’ve made my concerns known to Senator Feinstein, amongst others.  Senator Feinstein assures me they are working in the Senate to get to the bottom of what’s going on at Twitter.  I believe this is true due to the continued requests for information from Senator Feinstein to twitter and the attendant hearings before the Senate.  I consider Twitter’s testimony that they don’t censor to be a bald faced laughable lie.  I believe the far left is as openly violent as the far right in the US at present.)

Related:

https://www.cjr.org/watchdog/buzzfeed-milo-bannon-right-wing.php

https://wanderinpoet.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/donald-trump-led-conservative-base-of-republican-party-is-xenophobic-extremist/

https://splinternews.com/how-twitter-treated-death-threats-against-me-1793855725

Don’t Spend Another Dollar On Mobile Strike

Mobile Strike is a darwinian base builder and combat game promoted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and developed by Machine Zone subsidiary, Epic War, LLC.

The game is overrun by pack loaders and griefers and we cannot recommend any purchases made in application until the developer takes steps to curb the rampant abuse.

One state in particular, state 635 HOCA, is run by an alliance thqat itself exploits the game and other legitimate consumers with a known pack loader selling in game to players in their alliance.

His full customer list is unknown, however the Alliance leader and current Head of State plainly is aware that the “pack loading” is occuring and ignores it.

The game is basically a cash grab.  Rather than deal with the fraud and abuse the developer opens new “states” with players drawn into new areas and segregated away from the older states.

As states develop and grow the pack loaders and griefers proliferate and gradually the states are driven to low population and then the developer opens news states.

The developer doesn’t go back and balance combat or deal with the corruption in the old states, that is left to the players.

However the combat is unbalanced by people who purchase from hackers, ie “pack loaders” who sell deeply discounted hacked in game upgrades.

Machine Zone is based on Palo Alto, CA, so we are unsure how long this corruption will last if it comes to the attention of regulators, but for now we recommend no one play nor make purchases in Mobile Strike.

The in game corruption, combined with rampant abuse of players with inadequate safety and privacy safeguards makes this game unsafe at any speed.

We contacted Mobilke Strike via email and received this response:

(Game of War is by same developer and same engine as Mobile Strike.  The game has the same issues and this player who  made this pack loader video plays both games.)

 

Governor Schwarzenegger’s Game “Mobile Strike” Is A Griefer’s Paradise. Caveat Emptor.

Mobile Strike is a smart phone game available on Apple and Google and promoted by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The game, a basic base builder wargame with limited combat options damages itself with an out of control gold purchasing (in Application) economy and powerful guild alliances that seem to be maximum level that simply grief lower level guilds.

While you seemingly can partake in individual combat without coming to the notice of the larger guilds, once you join a small group of players players from these MASSIVE guilds teleport to scout (untracable teleports) and attack you.

If you try to put up a fight, more and more player teleport in, and simply swamp you.  They can position right on top of you with ready reinforcements and willingness to attack guilds with players (a self imposed rule by one game is level 14 or above is ok to attack) with massively powered guild members attacking targets they are 8, 10 or more levels higher than.

How large are these guilds?

Apparently of 300 players or more in a super Guild Alliance that rules the individual “state” (with state to state warfare possible) through massive expenditures of time (simply clicking what you buy actually takes time) and money (the game quickly pushes $99.00 purchases to level up.)

The ads flash on the main screen and are promoted every time you log in or the smart phone wakes up from sleep mode.

This is one such example.

The game starts off relatively slow, and with a $4.99 and a $19.99 purchase seems fun as you gain small but material advantages over local bases and can win combat missions.

But the game is swamped with $99.00 package offers, billion and trillion point sales (when you are being give in game 300 point “gifts” by the system) and continuous advertising to purchase those packages to get “legendary” equipment and necessary to compete upgrades.

The game sells 5,000 day “speed up” packages (otherwise you wait 5,000 days for one simple upgrade in a game with thousands up upgrade possibilities) so you can see how purchasing packages is necessary to even play the game at a sufficient level to even advance.

What does a mega guild alliance look like?

One such alliance is in state 635.  (The game uses s (state), y, z locations) The alliance of B#R, B#R2 & A99* rules the state.

Located just southwest of what is the “state capital” the guild alliance “hive” is massive.

The location of the guild “hive” is S: 635 X:  252  Y:  470

Their leader, Big Bears, is located just south of the state control point easily reached by app by pressing the state capital button.

 

After about 2 weeks in game, and a $4.99 and $19.99 purchase I am seeing waits in the 30 days that necessitate use of a “speed up” item to complete construction otherwise that upgrade takes up 1 of the 2 slots I have available for those types of upgrades (research) for those number of days.

If not, don’t expect to take part in much beyond local small solo combat and building your own base at slower and slower rates until you realize the game only wants your cash, and not for you to have fun.

How to solve the griefer problem?  Teleport griefers that are a certain percentage of power above their targets out of the state.

First offense:  The guilds griefer gets a warning.
Second offense:  Griefer gets teleported out of state with no return.
Third offense:  Griefer and Guilds officers are teleported out of state with no return.
Fourth offense:  Guild alliance teleported to random states, broken up, with no return and no ability to reform.

Pick appropriate targets and have fun.  Don’t grief noobs because you can.

I realize that selling gold in game became necessary because farmers in MMO’s figured out how to farm and sell gold out of game for their own profit.

However this game has gone completely the opposite way with it, and it destroys the playability at fun at sufficient level when noobs would want to join guilds to have small competitive wars with other like sized and powered guilds.

It’s fun for a bit, but purchases are necessary.  If you like base builders and have oodles of cash, give it a try.

This game is a griefers paradise.

Caveat Emptor.

$TWTR @Jack empowered bully Brianna Wu Supports Child Porn. #mapoli #bopoli $TWTR

The hypocrisy of the left is on full display as Brianna Wu, challenging incumbent Representative Stephen Lynch (D) crows about Milo Yiannopoulis losing his book deal and resigning from Breitbart news as tech editor.

 

Of course Brianna Wu has launch a boycott of Nintendo when they terminated child porn advocate Alison Rapp last summer.

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That the main stream media ignores Brianna Wu’s overt alliance with a child porn advocate is amazing hypocrisy.

If Milo Yiannopoulis defends paedophiles in discussing age of consent on a youtube channel then Brianna Wu boycotting Nintendo is worse because she hoped to punish Nintendo for terminating an employee who advocated for child porn while enjoying close access to children at Nintendo.

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Alison Rapp presents as childlike and non threatening.

The simple fact is that Brianna Wu is able to do things others can’t for whatever reason and suffers no blowback.

“No Mercy For Paedos” ~ Milo Yiannopoulis (July 2016) On His Now Suspended twitter account (paraphrasing) @nero.

How do I know Milo tweeted about opposing paedos?

I read it after I located a paedo and made sure Milo didn’t have any association with him as the paedophile was a Heat Street contributor who had an association with a  Breitbart contributor who was fairly close to Milo.

I was told by a person close to Milo that Milo had no idea who John Rust was, and Milo tweeted that on his profile.

Don’t believe me?  Ask twitter to check. They can, but won’t, I bet.

Brianna Wu has backchannel access to twitter safety.  And advocates for child porn advocates.  

Ask yourself why that is.

Related Content:

https://wanderinpoet.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/dear-jack-vijaya-why-is-politician-brianna-wu-able-to-have-people-suspended-twtr-politics/

 

Dear @Jack, @Vijaya, Why Is Politician Brianna Wu Able To Have People Suspended? $TWTR #Politics

I woke up today, suspended on my twitter account, @Wanderinpoet.

I wasn’t sure why until I was forwarded a @Mic report that Brianna Wu, candidate for District 8 in Massachusetts, tweeted.

It must be nice to have backchannel access to twitter support and journalists who take your word, sight unseen.

I have no idea why this journalist didn’t contact me, since my blog was referenced.

Given the less than factual reporting, and claims that seem to be levied against me by Brianna Wu, I intend to address them here.

Trolls keep outsmarting anti-harassment tools. Will Twitter’s new system actually work?

For the last three years, the game developer has been a frequent target of Gamergate, a rabid online subcommunity that protests political correctness by harassing women and minorities online. But this time, she faced trolling she’d never seen before: spambots that created and promoted fake scandals about her.

I am not in gamergate.

I didn’t even really know about it until January of 2016.  I am aware that it raged on since 2014, and that the abuse scandal has devastated Twitter.

The bots were a 4chan creation, Wu said, and they would tweet the same messages over and over again, like “‘Offensive in Every Way’ Brianna Wu (D?) Is a Racist.” They spread the hoaxes by spamming Massachusetts hashtags like #MaPoli and #BoPoli. When she reported these accounts and tweets to Twitter, Twitter said it found one account to be in violation of its policies. But the account is still active, she said, and the harassment has continued.

 

I am not in 4 chan or a 4 channer, though my blog “Offensive In Every Way Brianna Wu…” is referenced.

#MaPoli and #bopoli is the twitter hashtag for Massachusetts Politics and Boston Politics.  It’s an effective way to reach the electorate on twitter.

From Twitter’s website.  Apparently though if you are Brianna Wu, you are protected from truth being told about your political campaign by Support.

  • People use the hashtag symbol (#) before a relevant keyword or phrase in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter search.

Brianna Wu’s game, Revolution 60 was reviewed by a WoC reviewer as “Offensive in Every Way”

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Brianna Wu has called Representative Stephen Lynch a “Republican” even though Brianna is a former fundraiser for the GOP who spent years working for Trent Lott (R, MS) I question her ties to the Democratic party.

I believe, from review of her tweets and her game, which was reviewed by a WoC reviewer that Brianna Wu is a racist.

I also am not a 4 channer, nor do I create nor run bots.

“As far as the kind of trolling I expected when running for Congress, I expected it to be a return to Gamergate, and it has been,” Wu said in an email on Wednesday. “It’s an attempt to assassinate my character with local voters.”

Tell the truth about a politician who does not live in District 8 appears to be impossible on Twitter.

I stand by my blog, I have appealed with Twitter and once again written to my Senator, Dianne Feinstein, and contacted the San Francisco DA’s office, consumers mediation dept.

I cannot believe that Twitter would apparently suspend me based on the lies of a politician who apparently is trying to hide her sordid past from the public.

Interestingly Brianna Wu has boasted of her backchannel contacts with Twitter, and ability to have people suspended.

Note:  Brianna Wu deleted her tweets on 12/21/21016.  However many have been archived for years.

Apparently tweeting to a woman running for public office is “harassment” on twitter.

Who knew?

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Brianna Wu “works with Twitter.”   She is position to work in “backchannel.”

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Klout, which has long shared my blogs shared the blog Brianna Wu complains about.  They have shared my content for a number of years.

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This is just more censorship and quite frankly abuse of our Democracy by Twitter.

I did write about Donald Trump a bit, noting the rise of racism and xenophobia in the far right in July, 2015.

Apparently I can’t write about one Democrat while pretty much supporting another on Twitter.

Truth no longer matters on Twitter.  At least if your politics aren’t Brianna Wu’s.

I hope they unsuspend me.

It seems clear that Brianna Wu has the power at Twitter.

 

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Journalists of the Year, 2016. The Inestimable @Kristenvbrown and Intrepid @Timcast

This is my first ever JOTY with 2 winners.   (Actually first ever JOTY, but hey.)

And I had to pick 2.  Both cover interests near and dear to my heart.

Kristen, who is a great  journalist, covers abuse on twitter, covered Milo fairly (which is basically unheard of and yes he is a provocateur and troll, no he’s not a Nazi) and the strange and wondrous world of science, ethical concerns and all.

I would like to explain my background a bit.

Although living in Fresno, I have had the great luck to be able to spend a LOT of time in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.  As a tech journalist, much of what Kristen covers originates in and around the Bay Area.

The schools I attended (well funded magnet schools) took frequent field trips to the central coast and San Francisco/Bay Area.

We also frequented the Bay Area in Cub Scout and Boy Scouts trips.

My Dad is a retired Claims Manager.  As a kid he would take marketing trips disguised as family vacations to the Bay Area where a great many insurance companies are headquartered.  (If you want to talk about gentrification since 1970’s, that preference is a great place to start.)

My sister, loved Esprit and shopping, and I loved comic books.  The comic book shops seemed to be in places in San Francisco where not many tourists went.  Besides the usual touristy places you’d expect, I have seen and experienced much of San Francisco.

Other than places I’ve actually lived and grandparents homes I’ve spent more time in the Bay Area than anywhere else.  The Central Coast (Cambria/Pismo is a close second to SF.)

When Ms. Brown writes this,

 

I know this to be true from my own experiences.

When Ms. Brown talks about seismic vulnerabilities I know exactly what she’s talking about due to my own profession, and having been dragged out (I kinda didn’t have that much fun) on claims with my Dad since I was very young.

I worked fires (dummy end of the measuring stick), car accidents (dodging cars while diagramming accident scenes is always fun) and worked the Coalinga earthquake.  Yep, I at 10 or 11 (?) worked earthquake claims.

My dad enjoyed working claims better than being in management.  He didn’t keep a full case load, but he worked overflow and a few accounts he enjoyed.

He kept the juicy account, working the Curry account when The Curry Company had the concessions contract in Yosemite.

As a kid in Fresno, I attended diverse schools.  I doubt they were perfectly diverse, but they were diverse.  I have no idea what “perfectly diverse” is beyond a standard activists state frequently on twitter.

The High School I attended was bussed INTO to desegregate.  That is, WHITE KIDS were bussed in from Hoover.  Their 9th grade class was bussed into Roosevelt High School in south east Fresno .  The 9th graders within my district went to Sequoia.

I did not KNOW that the day in 8th grade at Holland Project TALENT (Audra McDonald is one year behind me, we shared the same drama teacher, if little else by way of talent)  when the district people came in and said we could go to any school in the district we wanted to.

Faced with such wondrous choices I thought I’d better go where my parents expected and choose Roosevelt.  It was a surprise in 9th grade when I thought I’d see my friends from the home district and they were nowhere to be found.

As a sophomore, Roosevelt opened the School of the Performing Arts, and the kids from Hoover were no longer bussed down.  I assume that desegregation from Hoover no longer necessary because a lot of kids district wide were bussed in to Roosevelt, and many were white.

Lots of my friends are pictured here.  I went to Easterby with Shaun Lopez and Matt Denny, and Shaun played little league with me and tennis.  He was number 1 varsity and I, 2.

(Yes we made a fake chess club that met in the Science building where we played logic games and screwed around mostly.  We had awesome bathing beauties.  The scam worked)

I also would like to encourage Kristen to do more video.  Video is The Future™ and Kristen claims to be “From The Future” or some such on Gizmodo.

 

Tim Pool, @timcast did an astonishing piece on the water shortage of East Porterville and the CA drought in general.

 

My Great Grandfather immigrated to Tulare County in the Dust Bowl.  I have tons of family in Tulare County and the Central Valley.

(My great grandfather left my teenaged grandmother in Missouri with relatives, she got married and went to Idaho.)

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(Yes I have a diverse family)

My ex wifes family is in Porterville.

My ex father in law is a former enlisted Marine who was stationed in Taiwan.

Returning to the US he owned a 7 -11 in San Jose, but sold that operation and moved back to Porterville (home) to be a Psyche Tech at Porterville Developmental Center.   He rose to Program Manager then acting Director of Porterville Developmental Center.  My ex mother in law is deceased, however she worked as a Psyche Tech as well.

My ex wife is a Psyche Tech, her new husband is a Psyche Tech and my daughter works at Porterville Developmental Center as a student assistant as she studies to become a teacher.

The High School Madison, my daughter, attended is in East Porterville.  Granite High School.  She’s a leader and activist in her own way.

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Tim Poole also covered the devastation in the Midwest.

 

When I see Jack Dorsey accept CEO of the Year from the Thurgood Marshall Fund  I can only laugh, or cry.

Jack Dorsey is the King of fake news and abuse.

He has also damaged race relations in politics immeasurably through polarization pushed on twitter’s platform with his tacit endorsement (and quite frankly open endorsement with open promotion of #blacklivesmatter.)

 

Jack Dorsey has also led the assault on Free Speech, giving wildly abusive “activists” like Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu backchannel access to Twitter Safety.

 

 

Bob Chipman, AKA @The_moviebob is simply the same overt hatred my Great Grandpa felt when he settled in Tulare County and walked miles each day to Tagus Ranch to work.

Bob Chipman hangs out with Anita Sarkeesian, who is on Twitter’s alleged Twitter Trust & Safety Council.

I have no idea what this council does, or how it functions when you can solicit hitmen on twitter.

I reported the tweet and received the following response.

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My mom’s dad, my Grandpa also was a Dust Bowl immigrant, however was nearly worked to death by a farmer in Salinas.

He went to Idaho.  He worked New Deal construction for Morrison Knudsen.  The same company that built the Golden Gate Bridge, I believe.

My dads parents were also in Idaho, and my parents met at Idaho State University.  When my dad graduated he volunteered for the US Navy, went to OCS and was sent to the Vietnam War where he served on the USS Reeves in the Sea of Japan as a LT(jg).

My parents were lucky enough to live off base in Japan for years and tour a bit of Asia.

In all my life I have never felt such overt hatred as that leveled at me on Twitter daily by so called tolerant people.

Despite identifying the racism and xenophobia in the far right in July 2015, and writing about it I am judged, and attacked for the color of my skin daily.  Jack Dorsey simply does not care.  I am abused any number of ways, but as far as I can tell because of the color of my skin I am open for the abuse.

I am simply a “hard headed” “Trumpster”.  (this is light, though activists ignore facts like Obama profiting off the Presidency to abuse).

Twitter is fact free.

Anyone that says something contrary to the approved opinion of Randi Lee Harper, Brianna Wu or the activists Jack Dorsey is set upon by a mob that they lead.

(1 of I don’t know how many.  The whole thread isn’t presented here.)

I however am not helpless, nor intimidated by empowered abusers with the ear of Twitter .

I know Jack Dorsey did as much to elect Donald Trump as any person alive.  I will leave that to historians to figure out how.  I have said enough on the matter that anyone can figure it out.

I consider Jack Dorsey’s award by the Thurgood Marshall Fund a farce.

Jack Dorsey endangers members of my family & has contributed to making race relations as bad as at any time in my lifetime.  I can only relate it to 1968 & the Days of Rage where the most supported people in CA are rioting at a great college because they now feel violence is acceptable.

 

We will continue our mission of digital disruption and truth telling here on this channel.

 

I however have Awards to hand out.

To the wonderfully educated and capable Kristen V Brown I award a Central Valley Coffee Cup.  Valley Pride!

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Tim, I name honorary Dirt Farmer.  Rub some dirt on it, Tim.

I’d nominate Tim for Hall of Fame in Porterville, but unlike my ex wife, he’s not from Porterville.  Sorry, Tim.

My coach, Ken Hurst, would have been proud to make Tim run up the mountain at Lake Isabella for training.

Women’s 1988-’89 Tennis Team — This team had only four players — Story Hurst, Chrissy Kulbeth, Michelle McGuire and Michelle Caskey — yet it won the Central Valley Conference championship in 1988 and then again 1989 with the addition of only two players, Vicki Esquivel and Christy Heint.
Ken Hurst — Hurst was the men and women’s varsity head coach at PC from 1982 through 1999. After 10 years of coaching at PC, his teams had won two thirds of all their matches. Even in Hurst’s last years of coaching at PC, the tennis programs thrived in every match with intense competitors to slay the big dragons.

Thank you for being you, and all that you do.  I appreciate your journalism and professionalism.

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$TWTR @Jack Has A Very Large Problem With Safety, Advertisers and Advertising.

It’s perfectly acceptable to solicit HITMEN on twitter.

So when Jack Dorsey says Twitter starts with Safety, I know this to be an outright lie.

I know this because I have reported this tweet soliciting a hitman to Twitter support.  The attached response was received.

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It’s INSANE to me that soliciting a hitman does not violate twitter’s policy.  I documented submitting the tweet to Twitter support here.

Just for fun I will report it again.

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Twitter already delivers some of the lowest rates of visits to external sites among the leading social media platforms.

Facebook leads at 62% outbound traffic to just 6% for twitter.

Now Twitter wants to hold a market captive, while lowering the visibility of the tweets.

No one knows if anyone reads anything they tweet, even when their followers have chosen to follow them and see tweets.

Twitter hides a significant amount of data that Facebook releases.

I have NO idea how twitter advertisers can reasonably calculate a ROI on twitter unless very large corporate advertisers are given access to data that smaller advertisers are not given through “Twitter Ads” within the twitter ap itself.

Jack Dorsey is designing a bubble that stops conversation, and for potential advertisers this is NOT a good thing.

Now Jack Dorsey has instituted Safety rules which:

Collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets:
Our team has also been working on identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies so the most relevant conversations are brought forward. These Tweet replies will still be accessible to those who seek them out. You can expect to see this change rolling out in the coming weeks.

 

However it should be noted that empowered “activists” with access to Twitter Safety label political enemies as “low quality.”

And the very same activists note that Twitter has been hiding death threats from them.

Randi, who designed a bot to hide hashtags, runs amuck on twitter and silences LGBT advocates.

However, as Randi Lee Harper notes, the “low quality” designation is subjective.

Randi Lee Harper, founder of Online Abuse Prevention Org propagated ISIS on twitter.

How is a safety consultant that propagates ISIS A SAFETY CONSULTANT?

How is Jack Dorsey doing anything that actually makes people safer yet lets them communicate with their target audiences and friends?

To help advertisers make decisions about where to spend their valuable advertising dollars we propose the following:

  1.  Twitter reveal the nature of their low quality algoritm.
  2. Twitter provide reasonable, adjusted estimates of click through rates after application of their algorithm.
  3.  Twitter make it known to potential advertisers before purchase if THEY are considered low quality by Twitter.
  4. Twitter give advertisers the option to tweet advertising without application of Twitter’s algorithm to their tweets & to replies to their tweets.
  5.  Twitter eliminate the millions of known fake accounts now known to exist.

We note that CA state law prohibits retribution by companies of authors of online reviews.

We consider twitter’s algorithm, if tweets to companies people are customers of are suppressed, to violate the spirit and intent of that law, if not the letter of the law.

What use is being able to tweet a company you are a  customer of if Jack Dorsey *winki *wink suppresses your speech with an unexplained algorithm.

OF COURSE BUSINESS CONSIDERS BAD REVIEWS “LOW QUALITY.”  That’s why we need a LAW in the first place.

Essentially Twitter has failed to adequately handle abuse, and now is suppressing conversations of many people in far to wide a net.

Jack Dorsey thinks his opinion of what is good content is superior to consumers who can choose to mute, block or not follow at all.

And Jack Dorsey glaringly fails to address actual terrorists operating on twitter in large numbers.  Terrorists his OWN SAFETY CONSULTANT has propagated.

Nick Flor is a Professor at University of New Mexico.  A professor of Cognitive Science. Hardly one to be considered “low quality.”

Jack Dorsey is destroying the ability to communicate on twitter.    This seems a bad thing for a communications company on the internet.

Twitter is a black hole of traffic.  Once you are on it, you have no idea if people THAT WANT TO READ YOUR TWEETS can read your tweets.

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“Offensive in Every Way” Brianna Wu (D?), Is A Racist #mapoli #bopoli

Brianna Wu, challenger to incumbent Congressman Stephen Lynch in Massachusetts District 8 has an astonishing history of overt racism.

Her gaming studios one game produced, Revolution 60, was reviewed as “Offensive In Every Way” by WoC reviewer Deborah Crocker of Armed Gamer.

Brianna Wu, aka @spacekatgal routinely emasculates her Chinese husband, Frank Wu, on Twitter.

As we have seen, Brianna Wu is also a former GOP fundraiser and staffer for Senator Trent Lott (R, MS)  boasts of being  owned by Big Pharma, friends with venture capital, profits off economic devastation in Boston & thinks the federal government doesn’t have a part to play fighting opoid addiction in an area that is a key to interstate & international commerce.

Frank is a highly successful artist and Ph.D.  Why he puts up with the abuse by Brianna Wu is unknown to us.  (Really, we checked.  Brianna Wu is not lying about Franks success.

Brianna Wu realizes that western culture emasculates Chinese men, so we wonder why she does it so frequently on her twitter account?

Honestly Brianna Wu seems oblivious to most things.

We honestly wonder if Brianna Wu has any idea with the ADA is?

Ms. Wu blames her lack of empathy on her upbringing as a rich child in Mississippi.

How does Brianna Wu emasculate her husband?

She actually is a New York Yankees fan.  But she lies to her constituents about being willing to rub Yankees defeats in Franks face.

Brianna Wu loves to portray Frank Wu as her Asian Sidekick.

A stereotypical “rice rocket” joke about a modified car.

No nitrous, so Brianna Wu couldn’t street race home.  A real tragedy.

Brianna uses a racist application.

Brianna Wu frequently polls her twitter audience about how she can abuse Frank.

Brianna Wu’s creativity in degrading Frank Wu is endless.

Brianna Wu is not good at sharing.  She apparently wants 11/12ths.

Not all asians look alike, Brianna.

Your husbands name is Frank Wu, Brianna.

The hardships of being married to a tech illiterate.

If only Frank, a Ph.D and renowned artist was as resourceful as “All American” Brianna Wu.

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Brianna Wu jokes about spousal abuse.

There are literally years of abuse archived, the tweets provided herein are for example.

Brianna Wu is also a massive hypocrite.

 

Brianna Wu does not have a college degree, and most definitely is not an economist.

Despite this she launched a vicious personal attack on Cynthia Than (@ninjaeconomics) on Twitter for an article she published relative to a study that was conducted on salary equality in the tech industry.

Cynthia Than concluded:

My conclusion was this: The tech industry is unique in its history of being “equal pay for equal work”

Claudia Goldin, a professor of Economics at Harvard University, agreed with Ms. Than’s conclusion, noting:

I asked Goldin if we shouldn’t discuss a narrowing pay gap because it hurts women by minimizing the issues they face. She replied, “Facts are facts. Truth doesn’t hurt.

 

Brianna Wu then consulted her friend, Glenn for whom she has written for.  Glenn is hardly a disinterested, unbiased observer.

Non college graduate Brianna Wu tries to argue with an economist about an economics study by pointing out that the economist is NOT an “engineer” or developer.

This is an utterly bizarre argument.

Brianna Wu goes on to make highly personal attacks.

At no point has Brianna Wu presented ANY actual data that would contradict the conclusion reached by the trained ECONOMIST.

Brianna Wu’s detachment about how she viciously attacks both her husband, Frank Wu, and Cynthia Than is appalling.

 

We remain astounded Jack Dorsey has given this obvious cyber bully such a large platform on Twitter.  We believe she should be suspended, immediately.

We are also certain her unconscious bias results in overt racism that explodes in destructive tweets aimed at people she subconsciously cannot abide.  She’s racist, and seems to hate Asians.

This of course is a result of her upbringing in a rich, conservative household in Mississippi.

We hope she continues her therapy.

If Brianna Wu actually stopped being biased, that would be wonderful.

Just gonna leave this mess here.

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Brianna Wu’s one video game she has produced was

Brianna Wu is also a Yankees fan.

Disclaimer:

Due to Brianna Wu’s abuse of people like gentle David Pakman the following disclaimer is attached:

The author is part of a multi cultural family.  The authors father is retired US Navy and spent  years in Japan living off base with his mother in early to mid 1960’s.

The Author’s great grand mother by marriage is American Indian.

Pictured below are some of the authors family.

The author is not, nor never has been a “nazi” and wrote about the rise of racism in the GOP in 7/2015.  

The author views Brianna Wu as a liar, who simply switched ideology when she left the Republican party.  She is viewed as a person who will say anything at anytime in order to attempt to justify herself, and destroy another.

The hatred Brianna Wu is capable of reminds the author of the hatred Dust Bowl immigrants from the midwest encountered in CA in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

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Brianna Wu, Former GOP Fundraiser, Is Wrong For Progressives And The Sanders Revolution

Brianna Wu thought Bernie Sanders would be terrible for the economy.

Brianna Wu, former GOP fundraiser and staffer for Senator Trent Lott (R, MS)  boasts of being  owned by Big Pharma, friends with venture capital, profits off economic devastation in Boston & thinks the federal government doesn’t have a part to play fighting opoid addiction in an area that is a key to interstate & international commerce.

 

Ironically Brianna Wu, who district shopped District 8 to run in, doesn’t know that Boston is ranked either number 1 or number 2 nationwide in various studies on the venture capital tech & biotech scene.

According to reporting by xeconomy.com,

Massachusetts fares well in comparison with other states, in a different study released Tuesday by the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC). The trade group’s annual State of the Technology Economy report shows the state ranks first for concentration of tech jobs, echoing the Boston area’s top ranking for startup density in the Innovation That Matters report. Massachusetts is also tops in tech manufacturing, second in tech services concentration, and fourth in the number of tech jobs and tech firms added in 2015, according to MassTLC’s study. Those stats could get a boost with the relocation of GE’s corporate headquarters to Boston.

Brianna Wu, a Virginia native who was adopted by a rich conservative family in Mississippi has lived in Boston for 8 years.  If she is to be believed.

In her interview with Jim Braude, host of Greater Boston, Brianna Wu admits to having been an intern for Senator Trent Lott (R, MS) (At 2:22).

Brianna Wu  supported Hillary Clinton for President but her data post election tells her that Bernie Sanders campaign was correct.

Brianna Wu thought Bernie Sanders ideas were pie in the sky, however she is now attempting outreach to Sanders campaign veterans.

She is also attempting to pivot away from the Corporate Democrats that she supported and is part of.

Marissa D Barrera is a staffer for Senator Sanders.  Her role is as Health Policy Analyst for Senator Sanders and Senate Budget, of which Senator Sanders is the ranking member.

She has indicated her support for Brianna Wu’s campaign as she challenge incumbent Stephen Lynch (D).

However we believe Brianna Wu is all wrong for Bernie Sanders and his Progressive message.

Brianna Wu is a former staffer for Senator Trent Lott (R – MS).  She did GOP fundraising for a number of years before burning out on politics.

Keri Lorenzo, Democrats Massachusetts State Committee Chair for Gender Balance had this to say about Brianna Wu when asked.

Brianna Wu, now running for public office has a very offensive and abusive “block policy.”

How can anyone get to know Brianna Wu, or vice versa if Brianna Wu blocks everyone she thinks is of no value?

How many district 8 constituents has she blocked?

Brianna Wu engages in abusive employment practices that she seems to admit to.

Brianna Wu goes out of her way to call prospective future employers, heads of gaming design studios,  if she subjectively believes her past employees don’t have any potential.

A former employee of Brianna Wu at Giant Spacekat had this to say.

Brianna Wu however still admires her own friends in the GOP.

She hopes to be back in the beltway with the GOP by attacking Congressman Stephen Lynch and hiding her horiffic record as a GOP rain maker.

Did Brianna Wu buy a house in Massachusetts D 8?

No she did not.

Brianna Wu claims to have a “corporate board” and a “nonprofit.”

(Brianna Wu deleted her tweets in December to clear the decks for her run for Congress.  Not all tweets were deleted.)

We searched for a business entity for Brianna Wu, Frank Wu, Giant Spacekat and were unable to find a listing in the state of Massachusetts.

Brianna Wu appears to be a registrant for “Chessboard Holdings, LLC” with tradename of “Giant Spacekat.”  However there is no matching corporate entity registered with the State of Massachusetts.

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The entity “Chessboard Holdings, LLC” was also used on her federal trademark filing with a Massachusetts address with a DE registration.

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There is a “Chessboard Holdings, LLC” registered in Delaware, which mostly likely is Brianna Wu’s corporation.

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There does not appear to be a Foreign Corporation Certificate of Registration as required by state law.

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There is a venture capitalist “Frank Wu” with registrations in Boston, however this does not appear to be her husband.

A relative perhaps?

We also searched for a non profit charitable organization (under likely names)  and again were unable to find a registration in Massachusetts.

(We tried Wu for Wu and received no matches.)

It seems like Brianna Wu will simply say anything to curry favor and try to game the system.

 

(Ms. Avery @javery22 is a MA House staffer in Climate Change (D) Senator Lesser, and was President of Mount Holyoke Democrats Club.)

Brianna Wu remained neutral in the Democratic primary, when it mattered the most.

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However Brianna Wu’s “neutrality” wasn’t really true.

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If she thinks Bernie would have won why wasn’t she brave like Representative Tulsi Gabbard and support Senator Sanders?

Brianna Wu later claimed she spend the election working hard for Hillary Clinton.

Now Brianna Wu wants Bernie Sanders, his staff and supporters to support her.

Brianna Wu is willing to “stand with him” because she needs his supporters votes.

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Basically Brianna Wu is a Yankees Fan loyal to Canada registered in Delaware who does not even reside in Congressional District 8.

We don’t think she’s worthy of progressive support.

She will say anything at any time if she thinks it helps her and her alone.

She chose the corporate Democrat.  She IS a corporate something.  Not sure if it’s republican, democrat or just plain old authoritarian.

 

 

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