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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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The Hatred Emanating From @TwitterSF @Jack Is Same As During Dust Bowl. $TWTR

In my opinion Twitter is absolutely the worst run business in the world.

It’s only it’s relatively large size in terms of customers (which the violently churn, and have slow growth) that keeps it afloat, at all.

I have been previously abused to the point that I had to involve the CA DoJ, SF DA’s office and Senator Feinstein.

Imagine that day after day people with their own agenda, who ignore everything you’ve ever written STILL show up to grind their ax on you, for whatever reason.

Imagine that Twitter ignores the serial abuse because they have no institutional memory and are simply callous to the abuse others receive.

Know that the abuse on twitter has led to the massive destruction of investors wealth and that the CEO, Jack Dorsey simply does not care.

I know Jack Dorsey does not care because he’s been quoted that he can’t affect the stock price.

Of course he can.  If he exerted positive leadership, and was clear in what behavior he expected on twitter, and set policies that reinforced those expectations he could affect the stock price.

Former CEO Dick Costolo understand this.  He stood up and apoligized for his part in the abuse that rages on twitter.  I deeply appreciate this because he was CEO when the abuse of myself took place.

“I wish I could turn back the clock and go back to 2010 and stop abuse on the platform by creating a very specific bar for how to behave on the platform,” Costolo said. He added: “I take responsibility for not taking the bull by the horns.”

To anyone on twitter who wishes to abuse me for the color of my skin, I’m a white person, thus racist, homophobe, anything they imagine white people to be.

And they can abuse me, at will.

Coincidentally I am a citizen of CA and of course the United States.

Born in Washington, with parents from Idaho (parents settled in Idaho during Dust Bowl.)

My moms parents actually came to CA first, and went to Idaho where family was after a rich Bay Area farmer nearly worked my Grandpa to death in Salinas.)

Jack Dorsey is the same kind of person that abused my Grandpa.

My grandpa, a carpenter and mason, worked for Morrison – Knudsen in Idaho.

They built much of the “New Deal” infrastructure projects in the United States.

(Me and my sister dressed up for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary at Coeur d’alene, Idaho.)

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We moved from Arizona to Fresno, CA in 1977 when my Dad was promoted to Branch Manager with Crawford & Company.

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Crawford & Company is a very large independent adjusting/third party administration claims company.

Their largest clients include American Insurance Group, Reliance, and probably every other insurance company you have ever heard of.

I survived a fall off a 2 story roof and did claims investigations include workers’ compensation fraud investigations.

I also have multi line training, including Property claims.

Property claims includes such esoteric coverage as Business Interruption losses, which necessitates knowledge of standard business practices, economics, accounting and a myriad of other subjects.

Essentially, to do claims, you must have a deep background is many subjects, and actual empathy for others so you don’t do stupid things like engage in bad faith by dramatically undervaluing people’s damages (which in the United States is compensated with US dollars.)

Twitter knows who I am.  Not least of all because the CA DoJ and SF DA’s office intervened on my behalf the last time I pursued things that far (x-ref 615640 CA DoJ, SF DA’s Consumers Mediation Dept)

To me, Twitter is absolutely the worst run business I could ever conceive of.  It’s only it’s large size in terms of customers (which the violently churn, and have slow growth) that keeps it afloat, at all.

Twitter also verified my identity when they verified my account.

Since identity politics is the rage with Jack, The Democrats who he openly supports and the empowered activists on twitter, I will give my background.

I’m white.  Obvi.

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I attended Holland project TALENT and Roosevelt High School in Fresno Unified School District.  Go RoughRiders!

The new principal tried to give me belated detention!

You probably know my classmates a bit better, Audra McDonald and Sharon Leal.  (Amongst others.)

My great grandmother, who married my great grandfather in Tulare, CA was native Indian.

I still have TONS of family in Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties.

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My uncle is former USAF retired CHP and is a DA’s investigator in Tulare County (in uniform I guess.)

Most of my family served in the military, as citizen soldiers.  My Dad volunteered for the Navy after graduating from college, and was stationed on USS Reeves in Sea of Japan during early to mid Vietnam War.

He and my mom were lucky enough to live in Japan (off base) during that time. (I wasn’t born yet.)

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In April of 2015 I noticed a change in the GOP that I didn’t like and wrote about it.

The party, with their xenophobic conservative base, bears no resemblance to the Republican party of Hope as exemplified by Ronald Reagan.

I have followed, and spoken with Zach Haller on twitter for months.

Yet I am routinely abused on twitter when having conversations with people I follow by people who don’t know a single thing about me, nor what I have written or what ideas I hold.

To me, Bernie is no more to the left than President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Most people realize that infrastructure is in bad shape, nationwide and can separate Bernie’s rhetoric versus what is politically obtainable, ie infrastructure bills.

 

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PS:  Not coincidentally Jack Dorsey likes to break my conversations.

Researching this blog I noticed that I can’t see what Howard Lindzon said that I replied to.

When I click the conversation, Howard’s tweet isn’t connected to mine.

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People routinely note the “shadowbanning” on twitter.

“Conversations are too difficult to follow” because Jack Dorsey broke twitter with shadowbanning.

Don’t take my word for it.

Take the word of Randi Lee Harper, noted infosec and cybersecurity expert who has met with Twitter Safety in San Francisco and who tweets with Jack Dorsey on Twitter.

Instead of dealing honestly and forthrightly with actual threats, Jack hides them.  From the victims.  Who then have NO Idea a threat was made and are left unable to judge whether the threat is a credible threat of violence.

Jack Dorsey is a liar, and he should be terminated. Today.  Or resign. Today.

I have no idea why he is still employed.  He allows his customer and $TWTR to be harmed, in dramatic fashion.

Journalist Kristen V Brown  (now of Gizmodo) wrote,

“How Twitter Handled Death Threats Against Me.”

I reviewed the tweets Ms. Brown reported (incidentally she is a fantastic journalist, follow her) in an email exchange and indeed, Twitter massively failed.  Which is typically the case.

Ms Wu is running for Congress in Massachusetts against incumbent, Congressman Stephen Lynch (D).

Brianna Wu is making privacy, tech and infosec a centerpiece of her campaign and I believe it’s Jack she is targeting.

Brianna Wu, feminist in tech advocate, has this to say about Jack Dorsey and Twitter.

Yet Jack Dorsey is STILL uncaring about some of the most astonishing, abusive, even criminal behavior imaginable.

I have reported this tweet over and over.  Twitter simply refuses to moderate it.

Just for fun I will report it again.

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The problem is Jack Dorsey doesn’t listen to people that legitimately try to help, give advice or report actual issues.

At no point did I want to have to involve the SF DA’s office, CA DoJ or Senator Feinstein.  I found I had to do it when emails to twitter support were ignored.

You see, unlike the activists Twitter favors, I had no “backchannel” contacts at Twitter.

I had myself, and a few friends.

Honestly being accused of being Russian and getting paid in rubles gets old.  Jack doesn’t care  It doesn’t hurt me, really.

It hurts $TWTR.

One has to wonder why ISIS is rampant on Twitter and CIA is “Disappointed” in Jack Dorsey if safety is a priority?

It seems that CDA 230 96 has distorted the market to the point Jack and Twitter will abuse activists to do what they cannot do.

It’s a sick and twisted way to run a business.

Jack Dorsey is on “The Road To Nowhere.”  He has done this to himself, and Twitter.

 

“Starts with Safety”  LOL.

In Defense of The Arts… And Sciences

The Arts & Sciences are profoundly important to a decent education however arts and science have been decimated in public schools.

Indeed, the US is no longer the number one place to receive an education according to one study, having slipped to 16 in the share of degree attainment of young adults according to the Washington Post.

President Trump plans to cut the budget for arts, planning to adopt the Heritage Foundation’s “skinny budget” according to report by Fortune Magazine.

This would be a travesty at a time when educational attainment and science and math scores are slipping.

Music and the arts teach critical thinking and are intrinsically linked to math and science due to the critical thinking skills that music & arts teaches and requires.

The education Fresno Unified School District provided to my friends and I was topnotch,  2 magnet schools, Holland Project TALENT (now Bullard) and Roosevelt High School.

In both schools arts and science were integrated.

Roosevelt is home of the School of Performing Arts of which my classmates, Audra McDonald and Sharon Leal are perhaps the best known.

I can only tell you that our school did very well in Academic Decathalon, finishing second in CA my Senior year (my friends from junior high and high school were core of team, coached by legendary Dave Sischo) and of course anyone probably knows Audra has won the most Tony’s ever.

To gut funding for the Arts & Sciences damages the funding for Roosevelt High School Performing Arts programs.  Roosevelt is an inner city school (yup) which was actually bussed INTO my freshman year for desegregation.

I have been lucky to have talked to 2 Medal of Honor winners in my lifetime.  Greg “Pappy” Boyington (who lived in Sunnyside behind a friends house) and General Chuck Yeager.

I only know General Yeager through twitter, however the joy I experience in talking to General Yeager is matched by the music in a symphony.

No music.  No NASA.  No Magic Carpet Rides.  Simple as that.

I would remiss to point out that NASA is as unconstitutional as the National Endowment of the Arts, if we are going to get technical.

Quite frankly I think federal funding through Dept of Education should be used to balance out inequities between funding levels in school districts and to ensure that arts and sciences are taught at a high level as a priority.

That, and make sure kids aren’t hungry so they can learn.

 

Related:

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2007/07/music-moves-brain-to-pay-attention-stanford-study-finds.html

http://www.parentingscience.com/music-and-intelligence.html

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/

http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/strategies/topics/Arts%20in%20Education/brewer.htm

https://acadecscores.gilslotd.com/wiki/Regionals/California/Fresno_County

Twitter Abuse, Inc.: Abuse on Twitter is Big #Business $TWTR

Jack Dorsey seems to allow abuse in the name of politics.  As long as it’s his politics.

If you are alt right, or not in favor with Jack, you most likely will be suspended if you are abusive.   It may take a while for @Support to catch you, but catch you they will.

Twitter @Support also fails to deal properly with actual threats, and has a habit of suspending or requiring deletion of non ToS offending tweets.

At least the tweets seem to not break any ToS section that is reasonably understood by rational people.  Maybe people in @support are simply having the worst day of their lives, working at twitter, every day?

Yet there exists a network of abusers operating in plain sight.  An abuse network that has ties to both Congress and Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Safety department.

The abuse network is centered on Randi Lee Harper, and Brianna Wu.

Amazingly hostile, Randi literally assumes any attempt to contact her is starting trouble.

She is astonishingly abusive.

She frequently portrays herself as a victim, but is often the instigator of the abuse on twitter.

Randi’s motivation seems to be “profits.”

In Randi’s world there is only one side.  Hers. She sets the agenda,  defines what is abuse (subjective)  and Jack allows her to pile on the abuse.

Both have met with Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Randi boasts on twitter of having back channel access to Twitter, met with twitter safety  and has people in Congress.

Indeed Brianna Wu plans on running for Congress in 2018.

Brianna herself leads a 50,000 strong mob and boasts about it openly in a now deleted tweet.

The tweet is available for viewing on archive.is.

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A prominent member of their network is anonymous troll, @2dammuslim.   Mr. Muslim advertised his troll business and claims he was hired to troll Gary Johnson by libertarian candidate, John Mcafee.

The MemeWar™ began shortly after.  It was vicious and cutthroat.  Virtual piracy of the highest sextant extant.

No word on how much profit the professional muppeteer cleared, but it must have been worth a few galleons.

Quite honestly, Mr. Muslim is a funny person, highly educated, claims to be a lawyer and is a wonderful satirist.  If he weren’t so mean, he’d be a Good Twitter Account™.

But he himself admits he is surprised he hasn’t been suspended.

Mr. Muslim also led an effort against journalist @Ninjaeconomics when asked to by British writer Martin Linehan, aka @Glinner.

 

The “dogpile effect” noted above by Mr. Muslim seems to be what Twitter spokesman referred to when discussing the suspension of Milo Yiannopoulis in a statement to CNN,

“We know many people believe we have not done enough to curb this type of behavior on Twitter. We agree,” read a statement from Twitter sent to CNNMoney.

“People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others,” the statement read. “Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts.”

Randi, knowing of Mr. Muslim’s services, cc’d him into a tweet when former World of Warcraft developer Mark Kern, AKA @Grummz, tweeted that he had a law degree.

Mark Kern was targeted for abuse after he dared have a different opinion about free speech than Randi Lee Harper.

So Mr. Muslim and his cohorts have been trolling Mr. Kern since, as part of the anti gamer gate troll crew of the left.

It seems clear to certain people, if not political thought, are given a green light to abuse.  This continues to harm twitter’s reputation and business.

Indeed, @2dammuslim has cyberbullied a victim off twitter, later tweeting:

PS:  Randi Lee Harper, who has met with Twitter Safety in San Francisco has propagated ISIS on Twitter.

The full thread is available here.

The other similarity:

At the time Brianna Wu worked in politics, she was a John Walker Flynt and worked for the GOP.

 

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Related Content:

http://fusion.net/story/283089/twitter-harassment-policy-enforcement/

 

Twitter For Good.

The ability to use Twitter to speak Truth to Power™ should not be understated.

Having watched the development of the F-35 and the difficulties with that program I asked General Chuck Yeager for his opinion on the jet.

President elect Trump shortly thereafter tweeted about the cost overruns.

Recommendations for Twitter, Twitter DC and government to facilitate the ability to speak with our elected representatives & government as follows.

  1.  White House Administration and Senate/House Committees list Office Holders, Members and relevant Staff twitter accounts on the committee websites.
  2.  Twitter compile and make a database available of relevant office holders and staff twitter accounts across government.

 

 

 

How Democratic Operatives Helped Steal Nomination from Senator Sanders.

It is quite odd that a public person in the media who is planning on running for office with the Democrats can have people suspended on Twitter.   It simply highlights Twitter’s inability to prove a fair social media platform for speech.

Brianna Wu, a democratic operative (perhaps planning run in 2018) has that back channel access to Twitter Safety  and Support and has threatened to have people suspended for tweeting her.

The alt right formed after democrat activists, such as Brianna Wu and Randi Lee Harper, on the political left were able to conduct attacks on consumers utilizing twitter and were not appropriately dealt with by Twitter safety and support.

The genesis of the alt right is gamergate, which became a big deal when Democrat activists Brianna Wu and Randi Lee Harper began attacking journalist Milo Yiannopoulis for his coverage of Anita Sarkeesian and related issues commonly referred to as #gamergate.

Brianna had previously declared support of ethics in journalism a “bullshit agenda” in her initial tweet, since deleted.

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Twitter’s own general council wrote a Washington Post Op-Ed that brought the abuse problem on twitter to public consciousness entitled,

Twitter executive: Here’s how we’re trying to stop abuse while preserving free speech

 

Brianna Wu, who has met with Representative Mark K Clark in DC and Randi Lee Harper are the two most sustainably abusive people on twitter that I am aware of.

 

Randi Lee Harper boasts of “having people in Congress” and has been pictured with Rep Clark at SXSW 2016.

Their 2015 appearance was cancelled in 2015 and reset for 2016.

Brianna boasts of having backchannel access to twitter to have people suspended and Randi Lee Harper has met with twitter safety in early 2015 and also boasts of being able to “make queries” of twitter safety and support.

Brianna also boasts of leading a mob of 50,000 to “swarm” people.  

Even as the people they give backchannel access to threaten the tech industry with congressional subpoenas should they obtain office.

 

Brianna Wu and Randi Lee Harper themselves have mainstreamed abuse.

 

So how did Twitter, as king of Fake news impact our democracy?

When Women Against Media studied abuse on twitter they found that only .66% of abuse was gamergate related.

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Rather than correct the record, and protect their business and consumers Twitter has allowed Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu to weave a fake #news narrative that equated gamergate (Twitter customers) to terrorists.

 

Now Brianna Wu equates the Trump presidency to gamergate.  Even as she Jack  and Randi Lee Harper are massively responsible for the election of Donald Trump through the power of influence on Twitter.

 They are that horrid that people who never organized before organized to stop their abuse of others.

Randi Lee Harper has propagated ISIS on Twitter, and Brianna  Wu refers to herself as the ISIS of feminism.

I agree, they are virtual terrorists, and Jack Dorsey refused to control their abuse of his consumers.

Why are they privileged to abuse consumers?

So how did Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu help cost Bernie Sanders the nomination and give the Democrats unelectable Hillary Clinton as a candidate?

They started attacking male Democrats.  Not just with facts, but with vicious character assasinations typical of their prior attacks on Milo Yiannopoulis.

In fact, Randi Lee Harper attacked Bernie supporters for payment.

Nieman Labs reports that…

In light of Trump’s sometimes outlandish communication practices, it’s possible that a portion of his social media public has followed him to check on the latest outrageous post rather than because they support his candidacy. However, engagement metrics also show the much greater success achieved by Trump’s strategy.

yet the abuse of Sanders supporters piled on by them by Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu with Jack’s tacit approval (honestly telling people to light themselves on fire and leading abuse mobs isn’t suspension worthy?) converted enough to Trump voters to squeak out an elector college victory.

The compulsive need to label everything that Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu disagree with, as some kind of “-ist” harms the Democrats electoral chances nationally.

That will also continue to hurt as the alt right is now an organized force, and only a very small percentage are nazi, white supremacist or legitimately white nationalist.

The rest use mockery, ie protected free speech if you are a journalist like Brianna Wu, but not if you are a lowly twitter account, to fight back people that are empowered by Twitter to abuse.

It’s a sick sport wherein Jack tacitly approves of Randi Lee Harper attacking his own consumers for politics.

What’s worse, Democrat activists in the stronghold of CA and the Pacific Northwest  have also discovered the truth.

 

The election was stolen from Bernie Sanders, with the complicity of empowered twitter cyberbullies, Brianna Wu and Randi Lee Harper.

When will Jack Dorsey straighten up and fly right?  Abuse on twitter has made headlines for years, and the worst abusers have access to Twitter Safety and Support.

 

NPR asks, “did social media ruin the 2016 election”?

I believe that for people expecting a Hillary Clinton Presidency, it did.

The ongoing harm to the Democrats will have to be evaluated as tech bubble people, upset with the election results try to secede from California.

Their lessons learned is take their toys and leave, rather than honestly evaluate their own responsibility in harming the Democrats electorally, nationwide on their billions enabled platforms.

 

Meanwhile Randi Lee Harper does her best to destroy $TWTR.

PS:   When contacted by this author for help with abuse of women on twitter, Randi Lee Harper denied knowing “jack.”

 

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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/twtr-least-trusted-name-news-cory-stubbs?trk=mp-reader-card

$TWTR Fake #news @Spacekatgal And @Jack Have Destroyed The Ability To Communicate on @twitter. #socialmedia

Democrat activist Brianna Wu (@spacekatgal) has spent years abusing people on Twitter.  Not only does she abuse people, but it’s with Jack Dorsey’s tacit knowledge and consent.

 

Brianna, who along with massively abusive Randi Lee Harper (perhaps through Harper) enjoys backchannel access to Twitter Safety, has spent years abusing and leading outrage mobs to attack consumers on twitter who said something they don’t agree with.

Brianna however had an inkling that her massively abusive actions were counter-productive.

However Brianna is perfectly ok with sicking her followers on people.

 

She will HAPPILY attack you with her 50,000 strong mob AND Jack Dorsey refuses to suspend or otherwise moderate her abuse of his customers.

This damages $TWTR investors at a fundamental level.  Twitter currently trades (and has for nearly a year) below IPO.

The culture war is never ending, however the harassment by people like @spacekatgal could be ended if Brianna Wu was treated like other cyber harassers and bullies have been.

Cut the head of the snake off, and the ability to target others for abuse in one central location, Brianna Wu’s account, ceases.

 

So how has Brianna Wu purposefully and with malice aforethought destroyed the ability to communicate reasonably with people on twitter?

For myself, as a white male (who she is free to target) I find I am attacked for speaking a word people like Brianna don’t agree with.

So, despite helping with @nodapl protest and organzing efforts against the muslim registry I am frequently attacked.  On a daily basis.

 

People attacking with a vehemence that is amazing, and often I have no idea why.  Reporting these people does no good, as @support refuses to act.

 

As journalist Kristen V Brown notes (she was also attacked by a mob instigated by Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu, for not writing a NEGATIVE enough article about Milo Yiannopoulis)

Over the years, Twitter has become the unfortunate example of what happens on the internet when you govern your territory like the Wild West.

Recode calls “Gamergate in 2014” a “warmup” to Trump’s 2016.

This is largely true, however it’s also largely Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu who caused this phenomenon.

Their ability to openly abuse millions of consumers who simply used a hashtag led the right to coordinate, the alt right to form, and broke down civil conversation on Twitter.

Brianna Wu and Randi lee Harper  ignored Women Action Media’s report on harassment to falsely label millions of twitter consumers.

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Jack however has seen fit to neither suspend nor moderate Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu.  Instead he has verified them.

@spacekatgal continues to spew falsehoods from her privileged perch.

Brianna Wu has lied about having a journalism degree.  Brianna Wu is the Queen of Fake News & Outrage.

The FBI has closed the gamergate investigation due to no actionable leads.

Related Content:

http://fusion.net/story/283089/twitter-harassment-policy-enforcement/
http://fusion.net/story/370271/twitters-new-harassment-tools/
https://wanderinpoet.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/how-empowered-celebrities-like-johnfugelsang-target-dissenters-for-abuse-with-jacks-ok/