This is part of the left vs. right war. The leftist left go around to sites like PFA and report them or some of their posts as spam. This is part of their warfare tactics.
(This is also a tactic that some who claim to be conservative, or at least for liberty, use against any group who has a majority not for their POTUS candidate for 2012 and they will report all posts against their candidate as spam.)
Expect it to get even more ugly than this. They are now planning on going after folks on the front lines by calling 911 reporting some horrid crime and give our addresses... thus swat teams raid our homes etc. This is called swatting. It's gonna get ugly. Here is a report:
I've been watching for years as leftist are online everywhere brow-beating/berating/demoralizing and demonizing folks. Some come in and pretend to be one of us and many believe they are one of us because we play the numbers game for elections.
Youtube was the worse of all places that I observed this happen. I watched it on military videos. In comments it appeared there were so many anti-troops folks that they outnumbered conservatives and those who truly understood what was going on. Well, the tactic there was and still is (I didn't figure it out, others did and pointed it out to me - then I was able to see what was being done) one person has many many many shadow profiles. So what may appear like 6 -12 or more commenting/-e-beating folks up was no more than one or two people. I've seen the same thing here on PFA and other conservative sites. What is interesting is at youtube many of the shadowers were hadjis - not all of them, some were just useful idiots for hadjis or marxists.
I do have a suggestion for what to do to possibly have your and those in your communities you link arms with backs. Take the swatting info to your local authorities so they will have a heads up on this. Let them know your a conservative that is concerned something like this might happen to you or other innocent people. If this ever comes up, they will be mindful of this info and it will be better for you and them and maybe they will turn the tables on the leftist for falsely reporting a serious crime with criminal sabotaging intent.
To be fair, I am willing to say some folks have just reported PFA for spam because I send out email. However, I would expect those folks to adjust their settings so they don't receive PFA email instead of reporting us as spam. Either we are on the same team or not. Time will tell and then we will know who really is standing shoulder to shoulder with us.
Please keep comments to productive and helpful content only. Lets make this a working and productive post.
Liberals are all for freedom of speech just as long as you agree with them. If you do not agree with them it is a totally different story
I was in a print shop yesterday morning, doing a comedic graphic poking fun at Islam. Another person saw what I was doing on the computer, became red faced with anger and demanded to know my name. I told him I have the SAME right to free speech as he does. I went on to remind him that if he or anyone else attempts to deprive me of my First Amendment rights, that I will defend them with my SECOND amendment rights. He immediately stopped talking!
I have seen this in action for some time now. Friends who were politically active on FACEBOOK, for instance, had their websites taken down after Leftists would mount concerted "Report as Spam / Report as Hate" attacks.
Other conservatives have been the victims of something called SWAT-ing, a contemptible and potentially deadly act of calling the police and falsely claiming something on the order of a hostage crisis is unfolding at the home of their unsuspecting target (usually a Conservative blogger) -- the SWAT team breaks down the victim's door and we can only hope that no deaths result from this form of prank calling.
Others, once their real identity was know, would be called and harassed at home. Their relatives called and harassed. They would call their employers and seek to get them fired. They would have photos of their homes, their cars and their children posted on line, inviting others to do unspecified harm. Some had knocks on their doors or doorbells rung, coupled with tangible forms of threats. We are not dealing with sane or good people here.
The term, 'unhinged' comes to mind.
Getting back to the Leftists methods of silencing all on-line opposition, many Conservative writers have experienced this before. For instance, some time ago, I ran into a situation, started to do my own research and found that the practice was wide spread and concerted. Thus, my letter to Pam Geller of ATLAS SHRUGGED.
=========== original letter =====================
Of GOOGLE, MOZILLA and PAYPAL Censorship
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:36 AM
To: ATLAS SHRUGGED
I've just recently run across your website, mostly as a result of some research I've been doing on the quiet censorship of American-leaning posts, blogs, what-have-you on the internet. I had first heard of this by way of Jo Farah's WorldNetDaily, found more with respect to AFA's ONENEWSNOW. (see links included below, although there is some duplication)
I believe NEWSBUSTERS Warner Todd Huston published an article about 2 years ago describing how Conservative sites were being taken down due to Leftist visitors clicking on the 'Report This as Spam' link.
Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform
And imagine this, coincidence after coincidence -- LOONWATCH had this advice to their readers regarding ATLASSHRUGGED:
"Update II: Pamela (GELLER) is gloating that her hysterical campaign against PayPal worked, they have (predictably) reinstated her account. Loonwatchers should continue to email and call PayPal to let them know the character of Pamela’s hate site."
Thus far, I have written Mr. Huston, OneNewsNow, Jo Farah / WND, Drudge, and now yourself with respect to Leftist policies of deleting, blocking and otherwise attempting to suppress American (versus Leftist) voices.
Thanks for your continuing great work.
WND -- Open borders critics report cyber attack
'We are seeing orchestrated pattern of censorship'
Posted: August 22, 2009
"ALIPAC is now declaring an emergency and making the claim that the blocking of alipac.us is politically motivated and involves wrongful acts by Google employees or the broader influences within the Google corporation."
PayPal reverses jihad against Muslim-watch sites
Company had cut off Atlas Shrugs for 'hate speech'
'NetNanny' labels WND site as 'hate'
Software filters still blocking Web access
Posted: August 02, 2007
PayPal not much of a pal to Islam critics
Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform
How Wikipedia's green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles.
With respect to the issue as to whether this is concerted and directed from the Community Organizer-in-Chief, I would say that would be very, very likely. The late, great Andrew Breitbart wrote of government-paid trolls, using MIRV'ing software that allowed the troll to assume numerous identities, invading and vandalizing Conservative-leaning websites, blogs, what-have-you:
BREITBART: Online activists on the right, unite!
and, last but not least, to get a window into the sick and twisted mind of the Leftist troll, which is that of one who considers politics is just another means of war, turn your browsers to:
thank you Karl
Glad to help.
I noticed, belatedly, that someone else had already mentioned SWAT-ing. Here's an article from the LEO perspective. Somehow, a 'prank' hardly describes what is taking place here. In truth, when someone sets the wheels of the deadlist aspects of law enforcement in motion, they can reasonably foresee that their victim could very well get gunned down by a SWAT team put on edge by the false information provided in the call.
You might recall a spate of militarized law enforcement killings that followed Waco and Ruby Ridge, such as the NYC jump-out squad gunning down the unarmed Amidou Diallo (if I have the name correct -- a Somali immigrant reaching for his wallet). Siccing the 'Jack booted thugs, as LEO HRTs came to be known, on your political enemy is, in reality, attempted murder. In the old-fashioned sense of the law, they would classify doing something like this: 'depraved heart murder.'
Karl, Now there's sharp and In-Listed PFA members with security In-mind for our continued internet safety for other's ;;Time to play ball against SWAT-ing.. Thank you for mentioning Mr. Andrew Breitbart,,;;the cover-up was 60 miles from me, I suspected foul play the next day, and the MSM reports an accidental death. Pull the wool over our eyes~~You didn't see or hear anything..!! `depraved heart murder." I pray more people read the Atlas Shrugged..as well.. I'm sure by now you've heard Leon Panetta's defense renewal , returning to Vietnam and opening massive U.S. Bases In the Philippines. *I thought the cold-war was over.!! We may need Swat-teams there too.!! More Naval ships to the Pacific..What's there to be concerned About...>> Hold that Thought.. I'm resting my Heart..
I could not get into any of my sites: PFA, TPN or PAN...Twana thank you! sent an email about Net Guard.
You're very welcome Sue. Glad this fixed it for you :)
If you're having problems with McAfee and other antivirus programs I would suggest you check out Avast antivirus. It does an excellent job and its free for home use. I have been using it for several years and have never had a problem. In conjunction with Avast I use a program called Advanced System Care. Advanced System Care is only $19.95 for the first year and $9.95 after that. I really like Advanced System Care because it checks all the things that most users would have no idea that even existed on their computer.
I have Microsoft Security Essentials. So far, I've been able to get on every conservative site I want to.
You can also download the free version of Grisoft AntiVirus, also known as AVG.
Another great website for just about any program out there is OLDVERSION.COM
Old Versions of Software of all kinds
Looks like this is being dealt with over on BLACKFIVE too.
Posted By Laughing_Wolf • [June 10, 2012]
Authors Note: While I had the honor of posting the previous team post, this post is mine and mine alone. It represents only the views of Laughing Wolf and no other author or even of the blog. Anyone taking exception to it should look to C. Blake Powers, aka Laughing Wolf, and no other.
Over the years I've been blogging, and it has been about ten now I think, I have been accused more than once of infringing on someone's right to free speech. The piteous screams of manufactured outrage have all come from those who found themselves refuted and/or banned/unpublished. To go and get oneself removed from comments and/or banned seems to be the easy martyr merit badge for those of a particular bent, and the double-up-dying-duck-fits that elicit pity from the weak-minded usually garner only amusement or contempt from those with even a token of critical analysis ability.
To point out that the right to free speech has not been infringed is lost upon such, often deliberately as they seek to frame a false narrative. All that has been removed is the ability to attempt to smear faeces on my wall and call it art; for, the ability to post that "art" elsewhere remains and is easily accomplished. Today is no longer the day when the cost of a press was out of reach for all but the most wealthy and there are options for even the poorest among us to be heard (see the "Saving Pvt. Journalism" series for a fuller discussion of the concepts and history involved, see Pt. 1 for a start).
I have suggested to more than one that they start their own blog or site, and have even encouraged a few. In at least one case I felt that having them make their arguments would benefit rational discourse and the marketplace of ideas. In most others, I will admit that having them do so would be less than helpful to those people and/or ideologies they claimed to support. While one can always debate the ethics of such, in practical (and tactical) terms I have no problem with those who proclaim themselves my enemy showing their true colours and damaging themselves and what they stand for (Note: I rarely claim someone as an enemy, for tis a wasteful and damaging thing done in all but the most exceptional circumstances -- far better, easier, and moral to have others to make the declaration; but, a philosophical discussion for another day).
That all said, there is one other issue that many fail to get, particularly those that scream loudest and do the best stuck pig impression: freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences. This applies to all, not just to those with whom we disagree. The consequences can mean having a comment edited, being banned, etc. It can also mean threats and even attempts to carry out those threats to various authors.
As I noted earlier, there have been threats made to some of the authors here. My "meeting" Blackfive came from one such, when I offered to stand second for him in regards a threat/challenge. Blackfive does catch a few, and possibly even some meant for other authors since quite a few fail to grasp that this is a group blog and/or that we are NOT sock puppets for Blackfive. I've had a few, some quite amusing, and none that I was not prepared to handle myself.
There is a difference between a legitimate consequence of free speech and a threat, that is an attempt to end my right to speech by causing harm to me or mine. Even with supporting documentation, if I were to approach another author here and suggest that their mother/wife/daughter swam out to meet troopships I would be inviting them to hit me -- and such is a legitimate and even proper response to those words (see the concept "fighting words" as there is much to be said for them in promotion of civility, civics, and rational discourse). To have someone disagree with the philosophical foundations or content of your post, and to threaten your life, the life and safety of those who are your family, your job or the jobs of your family as a result, that is not legitimate or proper. It is in fact intimidation at the least, and premeditation in most other considerations.
As noted in the previous post, there is a passing strange situation in which those who write about Brett Kimberlin; his 501(c)(3) charities Velvet Revolution and Justice Through Music Project; and, his apparent associate Neal Rauhauser in anything but the most glowing of terms seem to find themselves being threatened by a person or persons unknown. Worse, those threats extend to family members who are also threatened and often seem to find calls made to their employers that threaten said entities. A growing number of people have found themselves "SWATted", that is a fake phone call is made to local law enforcement that spoofs the home phone of the victim resulting in an armed response by law enforcement to that location. Mr. Kimberlin himself seems to engage in a large number of lawsuits, one of which has resulted in a blogger being arrested for simply blogging (courtesy of a judge who seems to understand neither modern communications, the law, or that pesky constitution thing -- despicable and incompetent are two words brought to mind). There is more, but I leave that for you to reasearch. Some good places to start are with Michelle Malkin, Stacy McCain, Instapundit, John Hawkins, and Mark Steyn.
I think it a serious mistake to frame this as a left-vs-right or liberal-vs-conservative issue: it is simply one of free speech, of the first amendment. That, not partisan politics, is the fundamental issue. It truly matters not which side does it to the other, what matters is that it is being done at all and is being ignored by those sworn to report such and to prevent such. The oath many of us swore does not specify a particular viewpoint or affiliation, it is to defend the Constitution (and through it the Republic) against all enemies foreign or domestic. To have anyone, or a group of individuals, use violence to eliminate the right of ANY Citizen (and, yes, Citizen should be capitalized) to speak freely is an abomination. This is exactly what is happening. It is not a legitimate consequence of free speech, which may hurt but does not truly harm, but an attempt to suppress free speech through the infliction of harm.
That is the way of tyrants, be they petty thugs or "lofty" despots. Anything built on such is not merely tainted, but rotten to the core. All good people should oppose such tactics, and work to expose and root out those that do so to face the just and proper consequences. Even if honor and matter of oath does not sway, those who allow such to take place for benefit of a cause show that such cause is without merit even as they plant the seeds that will ultimately bring it down.
As I have read up on this matter, and come to know more about Mr. Kimberlin and his convictions, and the interesting tactics and life of Mr. Rauhauser, I hope you too will take the time. I hope you will reach out to your elected representatives to see to it that the efforts to suppress free speech by party or parties unknown are eliminated and that those behind such are identified and face justice. Congressional action is slowly starting to build (thank you Senator Saxby Chambliss for starting such), and if we all join in on local, state, and national levels, this can be dealt with.
This is not a partisan matter, but a Constitutional one. Please investigate, learn, and act with knowledge and thought. Spread the word, and let's shine some lights to expose that which currently scurries in the dark, and damages the foundation of our "home" even as it threatens the health and safety of the Citizens within.