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When Neal Rauhauser Complained About ‘Menacing’ and ‘Cyberstalking’

Posted on | June 2, 2012 | 61 Comments

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
As September 2010 came to an end, Neal Rauhauser’s “beandogs” operation was rapidly imploding. Using his “WingNutWatch” Twitter account, Rauhauser had “organized a group of E-Thugs meant to harass, threaten, provoke, disparage, intimidate, verbally assault, berate & employ hate-speech against those not in agreement with his brand of politics,” as conservative blogger Patrick Read said at the time.

The “TwitterGate” story was a brief blip in the blogospheric consciousness: An ugly online spat between Left and Right that seemed rather silly to those who did not grasp two key facts:

  1. Rauhauser was a paid consultant with the Progressive PST firm, providing “social media” services to Democrat candidates; and
  2. Rauhauser has described himself as a “hacker.”

Fact 2 could be dismissed as mere boasting — Rauhauser may have exaggerated his hacking skills — yet it is nonetheless relevant in light of Fact 1: Why would candidates for public office hire someone who bragged of his ability to engage in deceptive and potentially criminal activity? What services did Rauhauser’s clients expect him to deliver?

Whatever Rauhauser was getting paid for, what he was evidently doing in 2010 — as Patrick Read and others have documented — was organizing and directing a mob of pseudonymous Twitter trolls who sent a steady stream of abusive comments at Tea Party activists online. Care to see a few of the messages sent by Rauhauser’s “beandogs”? (Warning: Extremely Graphic Language.)

By late September 2010, however, Rauhauser’s targets had figured out what was happening. These attacks were not random, but rather seemed to be part of an orchestrated campaign of online harassment, and Rauhauser’s fingerprints were all over it. His perverse scheme had been exposed, and Rauhauser was dealing with the nasty blowback.

Deciding that he was now a victim, Rauhauser used his posting privileges at the popular liberal blog Daily Kos to complain, “Tea Party Stalks Me and My Kids.” The “threat . . . was directed at me because I’ve been effectively organizing on Twitter and the blogosphere,” Rauhauser wrote on Sept. 28, 2010. “Last weekend this cyberstalking overflowed into kooks discovering and sharing where my children live.”

The threat from “kooks” (none of whom were convicted bombers, I’m willing to bet) caused health problems for Rauhauser, who suffers from Lyme disease and said “the stress of this conduct being aimed at me has made me as sick as I was back in 2008.”

The Bogus Threat of a Libel Suit

Rauhauser then played the “progressive solidarity” card. Without mentioning his “beandogs” Twitter-troll operation or explaining that he was a paid campaign consultant to Democrat candidates, Rauhauser wrote: “I’m not the only organizer who has been threatened. I know two people who have basically had to go into hiding and there is a lot of unsubtle menacing behavior and cyberstalking being aimed at a lot of us.”

Rauhauser invoked the shadowy villain — “Tea Party Patriot extremists” and “a Christian Reconstructionist cell” (?) — before concluding with the hint of legal action: “[A] Progressive attorney has advised me that there is definitely a libel suit here.”

No such libel suit was ever filed, to my knowledge. Rauhauser was likely advised that “discovery is a bitch,” and any attempt by him to stake a legal claim to victimhood via “cyberstalking” would have made all his online activities subject to subpoena. All his e-mails, DMs and/or online chats with the various “beandogs”? A matter of public record, as soon as the defendants’ lawyers got done with him and, if he failed to produce everything they demanded in discovery — if Rauhauser attempted to delete or otherwise conceal any relevant communications — that’s contempt of court, buddy.

Rauhauser also boasted that he had friends in law enforcement, made dark hints about “conspiracy charges” against his enemies, and declared that he had armed himself with a Glock pistol. Just as with his bluster about a libel suit, however, nothing ever came of Rauhauser’s other transparent bluster, either.

Kimberlin and the ‘Kookpocalypse’

Rauhauser’s involvement was what caught my attention in Aaron Walker’s 28,000-word blog post about Brett Kimberlin on May 17. Kimberlin had sued Seth Allen (@Prepostericity), and Walker had provided legal assistance to Allen, with the result that Walker also became a target of Kimberlin’s “lawfare” harassment.

Seth Allen is a liberal who, under the online name “Socrates,” has been calling B.S. on the Brett Kimberlin/Brad Friedman non-profit “Velvet Revolution” for more than three years. When Rauhauser came drifting into the Kimberlin/Friedman orbit in 2011, Allen began calling B.S. on Rauhauser, too.

One of the weirder episodes began in January 2012, when Rauhauser started warning that Feb. 6 would be “Kookpocalypse.” Exactly what this signified to Rauhauser, nobody knew. The warnings were sufficiently ominous, however, to cause Aaron Walker to seek a peace order against Rauhauser — who, as previously noted, had declared in September 2010 that he was now armed with a Glock pistol.

Mike Stack at his Crying Wolfe blog and Seth Allen at DFQ2 both blogged about the “Kookpocalypse” at the time, and it appears that all it involved was Rauhauser publishing a document called, “Andrew Breitbart’s ISR Cell?” This is one of the most incomprehensible paranoid ravings you’re ever likely to see, but I’ll try to make sense of it:

The unwanted attention that Stack is directing toward me and others is the latest episode in an eighteen month long running conflict between what appears to be a loose group of right wing activists, but there may be much more to it than that.

This “eighteen month long running conflict,” at least in Rauhauser’s fevered brain, evidently encompasses a great many things that aren’t actually related — except in Rauhauser’s fevered brain. He accuses Stack of harassing four people:

  • Neal Rauhauser – Montgomery County, MD
  • Brett Kimberlin – Montgomery County, MD
  • Diana Grandmason – Tampa, FL
  • “Darrah Ford” – western Boston suburbs

Who is “Darrah Ford”? And who is Diana Grandmason? I don’t know, nor can I explain why Rauhauser includes these people as his fellow victims of Stack’s alleged harassment.

On Page 2, Rauhauser names Stack’s alleged accomplices, some of whose names I recognize — Allen, Walker, and Patrick “Patterico” Frey – as well as two I never heard of, Douglas Stewart and Sean Tompkins. Rauhauser names four others as “directly contributing” to Stack’s alleged menace: Patrick Read and Michelle Lessick (both of who were involved in busting Rauhauser’s “beandog” operation), as well as Mandy Nagy, who wrote the 3,600-word expose of Kimberlin’s criminal past, and another Breitbart.com writer, Thomas Ryan.

On Page 3, Rauhauser tries to cobble together a motive for why all these people are conspiring to harass him and others. Among other things, he says: “Rauhauser has drafted, made public, but not filed a libel suit against Lessick for the 2010 Twittergate smear.” In other words, he calls Lessick a liar, but isn’t willing to take it to court.

On Page 4, Rauhauser describes 530 megabytes of “data” he has “provided” — to whom? to law enforcement? — about various elements of the conspiracy against him, including:

  • HBGary – analysis of planned corporate funded targeting of Brett Kimberlin/Velvet Revolution and other activist organizations
  • Patrick Swift Read – co-operator of right wing cyberstalking cell with 25 members at peak, details come from observation and an insider that was burned by the group.
  • Twittergate – complex smear created by Lessick that was aimed at Rauhauser during the 2010 election cycle. This included a direct threat that got FBI hate crimes squad moving to interview a man in South Carolina.

Notice that there is no apparent relationship between these individuals and entities, except that they involve Rauhauser’s enemies. He seems to believe that HBGary — a security company that was the target of a cyberattack by “Anonymous” hackers — is somehow funding or directing attacks on himself, Kimberlin and others. What does Rauhauser mean by saying that Read is part of a “right wing cyberstalking cell”? How is Lesick guilty of a “smear” and how does that alleged smear relate to the “direct threat”? Never mind — it all fits together in Rauhauser’s paranoid mind.

‘Team Themis’ and Seamus Kraft

On Page 5, Rauhauser goes into “just asking questions” mode: “Conspiracy or Coincidence?” He provides a timeline of various events, attempting to draw together three separate incidents: “The Kimberlin smear,” “The Twittergate smear” and “The Weiner smear” (yes, the Anthony Weiner sex scandal is a “smear” in Rauhauser’s warped mind). And all of this, says Rauhauser, could be part of a devious plot by Aaron Barr, former CEO of HB Gary:

This is precisely the sort of strategy that Team Themis, the information/surveillance/recon cell proposed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by Aaron Barr, was intended to execute.

Right. The story of Barr, HBGary and “Team Themis” has been told in some detail, the salient point being that they never got a contract with the Chamber or anyone else.

Barr, a former U.S. Navy signals intelligence officer, had his entire online life hacked by “Anonymous,” a crime that is currently the subject of multiple federal indictments. It was from Barr’s hacked e-mails that all this information about the HBGary/”Team Themis” proposals came to light. But they were merely proposals — nobody ever actually hired them to do the work that Barr proposed — and yet these proposed schemes are the basis of Rauhauser’s paranoid speculation.

Rauhauser’s paranoid speculation goes further, however, to include a congressional staffer named Seamus Kraft, with whom Mike Stack says he exchanged hundreds of e-mails between September 2010 and June 2011. Kraft works as a New Media aide on the House Oversight Committee staff — Darrell Issa’s investigatory committee — and probably exchanges e-mails with lots of bloggers. But somehow, in Rauhauser’s mind, Seamus Kraft is a sort of shadowy Moriarty figure. On Page 8, Rauhauser poses a series of questions:

  • Did Andrew Breitbart inherit the remains of Team Themis?
  • Is Thomas Ryan a cut out between Andrew Breitbart and Aaron Barr?
  • Is any of the $10M Breitbart’s BigGovernment received funding an ISR cell?
  • Was Darrell Issa’s staffer really guiding such ill conceived efforts?
  • Why are there hearings on Occupy D.C, but not on HBGary?

And then Rauhauser concludes his febrile ravings with an even more provocative question: “What corruption provides Breitbart’s people a free pass for this crime spree?”

“Crime spree”! Rauhauser is now an associate of Brett Kimberlin, a rather notorious felon, and dares accuse others of a “crime spree”!

However, this is a typical psychological projection by Rauhauser: He sicced his vicious “beandogs” on Tea Party people and then, when he was busted by Read and Lessick, Rauhauser complained that he was the victim of “cyberstalking” and accused Lessick of a libelous “smear.”

Now, Rauhauser associates with the infamous “Speedway Bomber” and accuses others of crimes. Next time Rauhauser tries to claim that he is being “menaced,” someone should point out that Rauhauser is evidently deranged – and armed with a Glock.

Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown

 

 

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  • http://kingshamus.wordpress.com/ KingShamus

    This gets weirder by the second.

    Stacy, you’ve hit the mother lode of lefty douchebaggery. Congratulations…and stay safe.

  • http://www.americanfreedombybarbara.com/ BarbaraEspinosa

    Obamgician,Methadonna,commonpatriot,wreckincrew,GrRauhauser ALL the lower than a douchebag should have their TWITTER removed and hang them from a tree with whats left.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • http://twitter.com/kringeesmom Lisa Truelove

    I’ll have to re-read this article tomorrow before I take my Thorazine.  Then I should be able to understand it better.  My sane self says simply wow.  Tomorrow who knows what me and my voices will think.   

  • Adobe_Walls

    This could be evidence of a new psychosis resulting from living in the internet too long.

  • Ellie Mae

    Darrah Ford is suspected of being Neal. (Patterico thinks so). Darrah was a porn blogger who got into the nastiest of nasty fights with Stack [EDITED -- RSM].  Diana Grandmason is also known as Desi Foxx of Weinergate fame.  Darrah Ford also fought with Desi Foxx.  Google the name combinations.  Quite a slice of life. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

    Excellent article, and it’s great the way you’re keeping the pressure on this association of Kimberlin, Rauhauser and Freidman, among others.

    One thing about blogging: your article can be as long or short as you think it needs to be.  This laid out why I keep seeing names and companies associated. I missed parts of this story and have been a touch bewildered.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

     Actually, it started out weird and now has ascended heights of lunacy most of us never contemplated.
    Honestly, I thought this was a story about a convicted bomber scamming people through non-profits. It’s much nastier even than that.

  • Ellie Mae

    A theory

    Is Neal the infamous Dan Wolfe from Weinergate? Dan Wolfe sent the weiner pic to Stack. Stack retweets it and all hell breaks loose that hackers are to blame for weiners downfall. Stack was blamed and exposed at the Smoking gun and was sort of hunted and intimidated to the point of being swatted.  

    It’s been documented with pictures that Neal is associated to the guy at the Smoking gun via  the netsroot nation conference where both were speakers.  So, did Neal turn in Stack to TSG?

    People wanted to talk to Dan Wolfe but he would never agree. He claimed his ex-wife might do bad things to him over things that sound just like how Neal described his own family situation.   Hmm. 

    The only hacker I know about is Neal.  The only professional sockpuppeteer I know is Neal.  

    Neal has tweeted frequently with Tommy Christopher. Tommy was very valuable to team weiner by interviewing fake sockpuppets as real people.  He said he saw ID.  Now, we know they never existed.  What ID did he see?  Why did he tell a tall tale to benefit team Weiner? 

    Remember the porn chick connections in weinergate?  All connected to Darrah Ford. 

    The other two guys are related to another hacker story in the porn biz.  Someone created Porn Wiki Leaks that displayed for the world to see the HIV status, health info, real names, real addresses of porn stars.  The medical clinic they use was hacked.  There was quite a battle over that.  Was Neal the hacker in this story too?  Why do they all connect back to Neal in some way?   All of the aforementioned porn people involved in Weinergate were also in the PWL’s story. 

    It’s a theory, but it seems plausible if Neal is Darrah and also Dan.
     
     

  • http://twitter.com/MuddleVanHeck MuddleVanHeck

    Excellent reporting, Mr. McCain!

    I suspect the so-called “fake teenagers” in the Weinergate scandal might have been a Rauhauser operation, too. This would have provided them leverage against a sitting Congressman to assist Kimberlin’s bogus organizations.

    This would also explain “Darrah’s” psychotic obsession with fake teens (psychological projection) while completely ignoring the relationship between the real porn star, Ginger Lee and Anthony Weiner.

    You’ve done a wonderful job presenting these facts in an thorough, intelligible manner. Kudos!

  • John Difool

    Robert, just curious, does anyone know why Rauhauser was banned from Daily Kos? I’ve seen it mentioned numerous times in blog posts and on Twitter with no explanation.

    How looney do you have to be to get banned there? Obviously very and Rauhauser is a very bad nut among nuts.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

     “This would have provided them leverage against a sitting Congressman to assist Kimberlin’s bogus organizations.”

    Er…how? If one wants leverage, kicking a congresscritter out is hardly the way to go about getting said leverage, unless you are acting for a slam-dunk replacement.  Also, while Kimberlin’s non-profits have interesting connections to government (State Department), I recall none that would be in any way affected by Weiner.

    Over-all, I am not sure what you mean, here. Fortunately, these comments allow for edits.

  • http://twitter.com/JD3311 JD331

    What you write about Rauhauser complaints here tend to make me think he is actually confessing to his own actions.  He can only understand his own motives and projects them out on to his perceived enemies.  It’s how a schizophrenic thinks. and there are some litigious schizophrenics out there. I’d guess his world view would change if he just took a prescribed med.  he would probably be a happier person.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    This is just typical Leftist Thinking.

    Read Richard Pipes’s The Russian Revolution and you’ll see the exact same kind of paranoia among the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.  Also, the mid- to late-19th Century Russian Anarchists and Nihilists.  Of course, any good history of The French Revolution will do, as well.

    Since the Left bases all of it’s existence on ideas developed in the sterile laboratories of it’s own minds, it also is quite easily subject to flights of paranoid fantasies because the developmental setting of it’s thinking, the root of all of it’s philosophy, is a place where there are no boundaries imposed on where one’s thoughts can go.  Such an environment is a fertile ground for all kinds of perverse and mutated thinking.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    It’s quite bewildering, which is why such reporting as Stacy is providing is so welcome.

    Sometimes my head just spins.

    I wonder if this isn’t part of the Left’s strategy – after all, they are dedicated to sowing Chaos in all areas, most especially when it comes to thinking.

  • http://twitter.com/MuddleVanHeck MuddleVanHeck

    I suspect these cretins were aware of Weiner’s activities, but they didn’t expect Weiner to actually tweet the photograph. It makes sense that they were setting him up to use the emails, etc. against him in the form of blackmail.

    Just look at the way the OccupyRebellion creature ignores Ginger Lee’s role. Why is “it” focusing on the fake teen/setup angle? Where’s her tweets to Ginger Lee?  

    I think somebody (Mike Stack, Dan Wolfe) rained on their parade. Notice their focus… 

  • Taxpayer1234

    Well said!  +100!

  • Taxpayer1234

    I’ll take your word for it.  I’m not in the mood to scour sewers today… :)

  • Taxpayer1234

    My uncle is paranoid schizophrenic, so ill that he’s lived in an institution for the better part of 40 years.  And he’s not even as nuts as this guy.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Nice work, Stacy!

    These guys must be beginning to understand how Fortunato felt in “The Cask of Amontillado” when Montresor begins to wall him in, stone by stone.

    The motto of the Royal Regiment of Scotland applies:  Nemo me impune lacessit . . .

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

     I’m sorry, but that’s just too convoluted for the real world. Worse, it does not explain why “Dan Wolfe” who seems to be Neal Rauhauser(?!) would send Weiner’s inadvertent underwear tweet to Mike Stack.

    The logic collapses into a welter of confused and clashing sentences.

    It doesn’t work, and I don’t care about a washed up porn actress, either.

  • http://twitter.com/MuddleVanHeck MuddleVanHeck

    I’ve read the interview with the Dan Wolfe character. The guy could barely type his responses. He was incredibly slow and less than articulate. Of all the players involved in this mess, I don’t believe Dan Wolfe was one of them. Furthermore, the animosity was already there between Stack and Darrah. Those things explain themselves. But if Darrah were so concerned about a congressman being set up, how does she ignore the other actors, such as Ginger Lee, Desi Foxx, Genette Cordova? Instead, she’s focused on the folks that screencapped THE tweet that unseated the Weiner.

    It seems that everything else was alright by her. Explain that?

    I’m convinced that somebody ruined their gig, hence the outrage.

  • http://twitter.com/FilmLadd Ladd Ehlinger Jr.

    Count me in on this notion.

    “Neal was Wolfe” is a silly, silly, waste of time possibility. Just because something is “possible” does not make it “probable.”It’s also “possible” that Neal is a grey alien and Weinergate was about the greys trying to discredit the blue aliens, who Anthony Weiner had a secret alliance with. Gasp!Possible. NOT probable.

    Edit: In other words, the Neal was a porn star sock puppet who was also running Dan Wolfe as a sock puppet to extort Weiner etc. are nonsense without real evidence, IMO.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

     OK, fine – I stopped caring who was who when every single person turned out to be somebody else’s sock puppet. I figured there weren’t enough hours in my life anyway.

    But I don’t get the blackmail motive. I don’t see Weiner as a good target to extract money or protection or much of anything for Kimberlin’s little projects.

    If taking Weiner down were some sort of demonstration by the association of Rauhauser and the rest, I could buy that. It’s complicated, but it makes sense.

    Blackmail would have required more secrecy on Weiner’s part.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Thank you.

  • TCW

    MuddleVanHeck—An enemy of Patrick Read and Zapem for a long time. Don’t let her fool you. Newly switched sides. A turncoat.

  • Mike Stack

    Don’t assume anything. Dan Wolfe set me up. I didn’t rain on anyone’s parade.

  • Adobe_Walls

    The internet makes their fantasies more vivid while at the same allowing them to retreat even further from reality. Their delusions are not just seen in their minds eye.

  • robertstacymccain

    I suspect the so-called “fake teenagers” in the Weinergate scandal might have been a Rauhauser operation, too.

    The “fake teens” (who fooled the gullible Tommy Christopher) were a thread of the WeinerGate saga that puzzled many people at the time. Breitbart himself saw it as the disinfo/distraction operation it was. Whether Rauhauser was involved in that, I don’t know, and the Rauhauser/”Darrah Ford” connection is also speculative.

    The point is, these events are connected in Rauhauser’s mind. Evidently, he wanted to expose the secret identity of Stack’s colleague “Wolfe,” and used attacks on Stack as a way to do that.

    The “Kookpocalypse” document is hard to explain, except as Rauhauser attempting to discredit his enemies, whose knowledge of Rauhauser’s activities might be of interest to authorities investigating Rauhauser. The way I see it, Rauhauser is scared shitless that the FBI (or perhaps private investigators) will find out everything he’s been up to, and these attacks on others are externalizations of Rauhauser’s own fears.

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  • http://twitter.com/MuddleVanHeck MuddleVanHeck

    Mike, I didn’t mean to imply that. From what little I know about your incident, it sounds like you’ve been through hell. That said, I’m paying attention to the people they aren’t going after. I think that speaks volumes.

  • http://twitter.com/MuddleVanHeck MuddleVanHeck

    Oh come on! Of course I dislike Patrick Read. He tried to tie me in to this nonsense by claiming we worked with this scumbag. And I’ve never once interacted with Zapem, so leave me out of the drama.

    In truth, if everybody would have left swift’s flamewars out of it, this story would have taken off a long time ago.

  • Ellie Mae

    I agree that Dan set you up.   Do you have any thoughts a to why?  What happened to you seemed like revenge.   Dan was there before Weiner did his thing and no one knew he was going to do that.   

  • Ellie Mae

    I don’t think it was blackmail.  Seems more like revenge to me.

  • Ellie Mae

    I read on your blog that you think Donald Trump is behind the takedown of Weiner.  Do you still believe that?  And, what is your evidence for holding that opinion?

  • Ellie Mae

    The BK gang was and is to this day,obsessed with taking down Breitbart.  The ultimate target was Breitbart.  They tried to sell the case that Breitbart hacked Weiner and discredit Breitbart. They were and are obsessed with bringing down O’Keefe.  I might be wrong, but I thought they tried to connect Mike to Breitbart.  They continue to try to sell this story as Breitbart taking down Weiner.

    I miss Breitbart.  I wish we knew what his operating theory was.

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  • Adobe_Walls

    With a minimum of effort that grey alien blue alien thingy could get some traction. It’d be refreshing to have some “normal” characters in this story.

  • jwallin

    You’re going to get a peace order against you at this rate. Who do you think you are reporting about the nefarious activities of felons, hackers and other Democrat operative scum?

    Of course you COULD bring all the evidence available to court if they do and you COULD counter sue and as you said; DISCOVERY’S A BITCH.

    So when do/did you start buying ink by the barrel?

    Oh wait; pixels are free.

    Kimberlin and Rauhauser will rue the day they forgot that.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

     Well, since I’ve never seen blackmail as a motive, revenge makes a certain amount of sense, but we end up back at beginning questions, such as, “Revenge for what?” We don’t have a lot of answers; maybe it all was serendipitous and fortuitous, which would be the most unlikely explanation of all.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

     The revival of that Weinergate fetid, feverish game of trying to figure out who is real and who isn’t makes me want to run and hide.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Quilly-Mammoth/100001536079705 Quilly Mammoth

     And what has happened to Mr.Walker? One thing…where is the push back against those who fund these people?

  • Gary Rosen

    OT – there is a movie adaptaion of “The Cask of Amontillado” with Peter Lorre as Montresor and Vincent Price as Fortunato.  Very funny and chilling at the same time.

    Back to the issue at hand, I also thank Stacy for continuing to shine a light on these guys.  Great and important work.

  • bobby_b

    I understand that all of this is causing significant negative impact on peoples’ lives, and I’ve dealt with enough crazies in my life to know that they should be, and usually are, scarier than any threat or danger from rational people,

    and yet,

    when I read of fully grown adults of evil persuasion carrying out their nefarious schemes and attacks by . . . . um . . . .

     . . .  “Tweeting” . . . .

     . . .  on . . .  on . . .  “Twitter” . . . .

     . . . I’m sorry, but I just can’t help falling into your basic laughing  jag. It’s like Hitler with squirtguns or something.

  • jwallin

    That’s just the tech geek label.

    Think of it more as if some folks were broadcasting fake alerts over a cb radio and caused accidents or traffic jams through false reporting or any other media for that matter.

    Stop thinking about communication and public discourse in the old town square/news flyer manner and understand that twitter is the new soapbox and facebook and youtube are the new newspaper/tv/cable  media centers. I’m guessing there were jokes about telegraph and telephone and television. They turned out to be game changers.

    Get it now? It ain’t funny.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4OTVO6WHWHCVYPHFJSSUXJV5WY Larry

    Just as there is a certain righteousness in watching a condemned man file appeal after appeal in terror of the approaching punishment that is no different than what he himself calmly wreaked on his victims, there is also a righteousness in seeing slanderers themselves squirm and obsess as they struggle to escape the deserved exposure of malicious and insouciant lies about their innocent victims.

    I am sorry about your uncle’s suffering.  His is chemical and unrequested.  The madness of these haters is voluntarily acquired and freely sought by them.

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