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To the Troll at IP

Posted on | December 13, 2013 | 36 Comments

When news broke Wednesday that Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff had been busted for child pornography, I asked a question:

This was an obvious angle on a shocking story, but evidently the Ryan Loskarn scandal had made the story radioactive enough that no Hill staffer wanted to speculate on his preferences. So when details were made public Thursday, this was my headline:

‘Hundreds of Videos Depicting Underage
Boys … in Sexually Explicit Conduct’

That was a direct quote from a “Statement of Facts” issued by the Justice Department (PDF) and, if you’ll click the link, you will learn that the investigation of Ryan Loskarn began in 2010. Toronto Police were investigating a company that was producing videos: “The majority of these films feature young nude boys. . . . Review of the customer invoices and purchase summary from the database revealed that Loskarn had made several purchases between November 2010 and March 2011.” Then on Wednesday, when Loskarn was raided, police say he attempted to hide a Toshiba external hard drive that included the “hundreds of videos depicting underage boys.”

It would therefore appear that Loskarn’s preference is for young boys.

However, the Justice Department “Statement of Facts” also makes reference to a 28-minute video entitled “6 Yo Girl Kidnapped and Raped in Woods,” which investigators say was “offered for download on October 5, 2013, from Loskarn’s IP address.”

Does this contradict the evidence that would seem to indicate Loskarn’s preference for boys? No. More likely, it indicates that in accumulating the stock-in-trade on these online file-sharing networks, Loskarn was acquiring and transmitting the stuff in batches. But as for his own personal use — what police say he got via mail from the Toronto company and what he evidently downloaded and stored on an external hard drive — it was “underage boys.”

Which brings us to the troll at IP, who showed up in the comments of my post to make these remarks:

Sadly, McCain’s (and by extension his readers) gay bias has to show itself through the headline even though when you go on to read the rest of the article the material he was caught with contained both boys and girls. I’m sure Alessandra will be showing up soon to blame this all on gay people too.

Bullshit. The evidence described in the Loskarn case is clear enough. Anyone can read the linked article and make their own judgment.

The accusation of “gay bias” is a deliberate smear, and the reference to Alessandra — who blogs at Reflections by Alessandra — indicates some kind of agenda, because the same “Dudeski” had this to say to Alessandra in the comments on Dec. 8:

Tyrannical, narrow-minded, hypocrite. When a psychological evaluation is turned on you, and I’m willing to bet I’m not terribly far off and you’ve suffered some kind of trauma, or sexual trauma, your only response is to mindlessly attack. I pity you. You’re sad, ugly, and pathetic.

That comment was posted from IP, which is in Luxembourg, whereas IP is in France, and both are frequently reported as spam — see here and here — and the obvious inference is that these IPs are from anonymous TOR routers.

Hmmm. A troll who (a) uses an anonymous TOR router, (b) exhibits hostility toward women, and (c) falsely accuses me of bias.

You can hide your IP, but you can’t hide your personality, troll.



P.S.: We must distinguish the troll currently using the handle “Dudeski” from previous commenters using the same name, e.g., recommending Ludwig von Mises and criticizing celebrities.



36 Responses to “To the Troll at IP”

  1. MrEvilMatt
    December 13th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    To the Troll at IP When news broke Wednesday that Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff had been bust…

  2. CHideout
    December 13th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    To the Troll at IP When news broke Wednesday that Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff had been bust…

  3. Lockestep1776
    December 13th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    To the Troll at IP When news broke Wednesday that Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff had been bust…

  4. Resista38176897
    December 13th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    To the Troll at IP When news broke Wednesday that Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff had been bust…

  5. jwbrown1969
    December 13th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    To the Troll at IP When news broke Wednesday that Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff had been bust…

  6. Citzcom
    December 13th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    To the Troll at IP When news broke Wednesday that Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff had been bust…

  7. rsmccain
    December 13th, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    To the Troll at IP

  8. vermontaigne
    December 13th, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    RT @rsmccain: To the Troll at IP

  9. Mm
    December 13th, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    In the past three days, you have covered, IIRC, four stories about sex offenders: two are same sex offenders, and two are not. Once again, I make the observation that the ONLY time I see protests like this is when you report about same sex offenders. A suspicious mind might be starting to think that there is a group of people who want sex crimes that involve minors to be eliminated as long as the offender is the same sex as the victim.

  10. Mm
    December 13th, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    On a related note, is the convicted sex offender, Craig Gillette, still unregistered in the State of Maryland? If so, why?

  11. robertstacymccain
    December 13th, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Thanks for pointing this out. I’ve covered all kinds of stories like this, and you’re right: It’s only when I cover same-sex pedophiles that anyone makes such claims of bias. This indicates to me that the complaining commenters either (a) aren’t regular readers and arrive on these posts via links transmitted by Left/LGBT activists, or (b) these are the usual suspects — certain people who have been targeting this blog since May 2012 — opportunistically using claims of anti-gay bias as part of a campaign to marginalize me.

    I am not so easily deceived, and hope regular readers understand what’s going on.

  12. Socialism is Organized Evil
    December 13th, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    You’re definitely correct about the TOR relay; here’s the hostname, which pulls up a TOR exit node webpage:

  13. robertstacymccain
    December 13th, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    Yep. And who habitually uses TOR relays?

  14. texlovera
    December 13th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    You can’t spell ‘troll” without “T-O-R”

  15. Michigan Teacher’s Union seeks $10,000 severance package for convicted sex molesting teacher Neal Erickson | Batshit Crazy News
    December 13th, 2013 @ 10:18 am

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  16. robcrawford2
    December 13th, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Who uses TOR relays and associates with convicted sex offenders?

  17. TMLutas
    December 13th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    If things get bad enough, eventually I will. They’re not quite bad enough yet but I’d like to keep sufficient free speech bolt holes handy just in case. Yes, the scumbags and the criminals will make use of them. Do you have a better backup plan?

  18. Blake
    December 13th, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    I like to amuse myself by asking proponents of homosexual normalization exactly how homosexual activity works to promote the survival of the species. (I’m pretty sure most advocates for the normalization of homosexuality are Godless Darwinists and consider it a legitimate question. A question, I might add, that has yet to be answered)

  19. RKae
    December 13th, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    What bugs me is that for years now I’ve been told that men are attracted to women for “breeding reasons.” I know you’ve all heard this: “The reason you like a woman with curvy hips and big boobs is because you subconsciously see her as a breeding machine. There is no such thing as love. It’s all physiology.” That’s what I hear from the scientific cynics.

    OK. So what subconsciously attracts a man to another man? What scientific principle drives him to insert his seed in a disease-ridden dead-end?

    They tell us that gays are in love just like heteros are in love. Really? Because those same people have spent the last 50 years telling me that I’m NOT really in love with my wife.

  20. MNHawk
    December 13th, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Looks to me that IP address leads to a French IP masking service. IP masking services are the stock and trade for those doing things that need IP masking, like trading movies starring little boys.

    Just dot connectin’

  21. RKae
    December 13th, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    “Sex crimes”? Haven’t you heard it’s “helping the young people to discover their homosexuality.” Get with the program! (Or should I say “Get with the programming!”?)

  22. Mm
    December 13th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    I think folks are talking about Voldemort. If you mention him, he’ll sue you.

  23. TMLutas
    December 13th, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    Part of the game being played is to preserve plausible deniability all around so if everybody gets sane, nobody has to go to trial because nobody’s actually gone and done anything illegal. Posturing and making the other side lose its nerve before things get bad is the tactical goal of the game. The strategic goal is preserving the republic.

  24. Alessandra
    December 13th, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    Here’s an interesting short read:

    French Psychologist (Joe Kort) explores varied reasons why men have sex with men

    There’s also plenty of very interesting articles and books from NARTH.!cv/cdy2

    (new site looks great, BTW!)

  25. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 13th, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    “OK. So what subconsciously attracts a man to another man?”

    Isn’t that a question best given to someone like…how about Lindsay Graham?

  26. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 13th, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    Most Frenchmen are gay. The science is settled.

  27. sarah wells
    December 13th, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
  28. Alessandra
    December 13th, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    What is clear that many of them truly enable pedophiles and rapists – because French people just can’t bring themselves to confront anything that is rotten in their society.

    They had a minister of culture who allegedly raped boys (with great pleasure) in third world countries. Makes you vomit. (Frederic Mitterand) Power corrupts, and France is a great example.

  29. K-Bob
    December 13th, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    Well, that appears to make the case seem a little more credible. I searched for news reports after the first 24hours that had anything at all to say other than “Home raided” and “Put on leave” and found very little. I decided the proper thing to do is wait for the trial, because I don’t trust media accounts any more than I do anything flowing from barack’s cake hole.

    In fact, my first concern was whether this was something trumped up. Kudos to law enforcement for building a real case before breaking it. Thank God some people still do their jobs, first and worry about politics after.

    If the evidence warrants it, and he’s convicted, I hope something about the case means he’s extraditable to Texas.

  30. Quartermaster
    December 13th, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Mental illness causes that.

  31. Mm
    December 13th, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    Holy smokes. Based on the investigatory documents, it looks like Lanza was gay and a pedophile. Now THIS is an unreported story.

  32. Zohydro
    December 13th, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    Just because they’re “gay” doesn’t also mean that they’re necessarily homosexuals

  33. Zohydro
    December 13th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    I made a comment to this effect on Mother Jones 11 days ago…

  34. Bob Belvedere
    December 13th, 2013 @ 8:29 pm


  35. Zohydro
    December 13th, 2013 @ 8:48 pm


  36. Alessandra
    December 14th, 2013 @ 2:24 am

    Thanks for going after the troll(s), McCain! Great job, as usual!!!

    Said the troll:
    “…your only response is to mindlessly attack. I pity you. You’re sad, ugly, and pathetic.”

    Ah, mindless attack! I bet all the other insults they flung at me describe themselves to a tee as well!!!