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complainants v Bill are HOGE, WILLIAM JOHN JOSEPH and STRANAHAN, LEE and WALKER, AARON J.
I’m not clear on why these 3 thought it was wrong for Brett Kimberlin to get a restraining order against Seth and Aaron, but that it’s ok for each of them to do exactly the same thing to Bill.
As shown below in the WordPress 2012 report for the qritiq blog, Dustin Farahnak was the 4th most active commenter at the qritiq blog in 2012. He also commented here in 2011. Click on the image for a clearer view:
Yet these are his claims:
Well, I hope he doesn’t hope to pursue any careers that would demand logic and/or ethical behavior.
“I offer no opinion, as is my habit.”
“I happen to be trained in sticking to the evidence.”
“I have been quite clear about what I think.”
“I would caution anyone interested in this story (and public about their interest) to exercise caution. Assume there may be hackers who want to target you.”
“I know he [Lee Stranahan] has been saying and implying things about me that are simply not accurate. …I disabled his account here at patterico.com … after I read this post of his…”
“…threats have been made and law enforcement is involved…”
“I am not going to say where I got anything from anyone.”
“Clearly JohnReid9 has used this site [patterico.com] to disseminate information.”
“Lee Stranahan has a new post up saying he will stop commenting on Weinergate, as it is in the hands of law enforcement. I am in total agreement…”
7/3/11: “Alicia Pain is not necessarily in the same category as the rest [Nikki Reid, JohnReid9, Marinela Alicea, Mark Alicea, PatriotUSA76]. I mean nobody is NECESSARILY in the same category, but she especially is not.” [I find this comment to be extremely interesting -ed]
In response to this question: Is there an active investigation by law enforcement? “No comment.” [gee, I would think if there wasn't one, and you weren't trying to mislead people or spread disinformation, you would just answer "No." -ed]
“1) Who first mentioned JG to Lee? 2) Who first brought Marianela Alicea tweets to Tommy Christopher’s attention?”
In response to this comment: …St. Louis Activist Hub brought up the name Jenny George in CA initially., “You answered #1. On to #2! Hint: you answered #2.” [ummm STLAH was working off of az5thdstrct's find -ed]
Re a comment mistakenly attributed to Patterico: “I found out about the Patterico comment from JohnReid9. I was appalled.”
“I do not publicly subscribe to the position that JohnReid9 is a liar…”
In response to: Did JR9 traffic originate from the LA area? That is where Nikki claimed to live., “That is not the kind of question I am going to answer.”
“It can’t be said enough: ‘Brett Kimberlin, Speedway Bomber.’…”
“That has apparently made you [R0n] overly suspicious, to the point where you think longtime commenters here are sock puppets, or that I was an imposter when I last called you.”
7/20/11: “Law enforcement is doing something.”
In response to daleyrock’s comment: R0n – I know what your voice sounds like., “One day, we’ll all know what R0n’s voice sounds like. R0n’s Twitters tonight sound surprisingly sane. Guilty, yeah. But sane.”
“I see other O’Keefe related items [written by Patterico] that they cross-posted there [Big Government]. I’m not sure I even realized those were all cross-posted. But it was definitely not false for him to call me a BG contributor.”
“I am surprised by Mike’s level of vitriol towards Dan“
Re Mike’s feelings about Dan Wolfe disappearing: “I can see why someone might WANT to disappear, given everything that has gone on.”
“Dan Wolfe is a fraud.
And Dan Wolfe is JohnReid9.
In my opinion.
And R0n Bryneart is in league with them and Neal Rauhauser. … To sow confusion. And do other evil things.”
“Dan Wolfe: fraud. I tell him what happened to my family and he laughs.”
“Why would Dan refuse to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation that I told him was serious?”
“Dustin, if you like, I will delete the link to R0n’s post. I will also consider posting his IP, as well as … [personal and misleading] information I previously deleted.”
“I tend to discount the theories that Wolfe/Reid was a ‘troll.’ I think it was a full-time job.”
“I’m still not clear on whether the R0n/Neal/Darrah Ford side of this is connected to the Wolfe/Reid/Nikki side….”
“R0n isn’t just a ‘troll,’…”
“They [R0n and Dan] both have something to hide.”
“I agree [that 'R0n', 'Neil' and 'Kimberlin' are 'in desperation mode']. They are terrified.”
“R0n was going to do it all on his own. Now we need a different purportedly crazy lefty hack criminal to come in and take his place.”
“[GC] has written me to say that she is showing the DMs to Mike Stack but not to me. … Toe the line and she’ll dole out the tidbits. Otherwise, you and your desire to solve who has been menacing your family can go hang. I am more suspicious of her than ever.”
“…I have to wonder whether the person commenting here is even the real [GC].”
“It may become more clear when I lay out all the facts showing Dan Wolfe is JohnReid9.”
“Oh, and qritiq, who also claims to have secret evidence [BIG FAT LIE -ed] that she won’t let me see because she doesn’t like how I treated her, is now DM’ing with Gennette.” [HORRORS! - why would someone writing about Weinergate want to DM with GC?? Clearly SUSPICIOUS -ed]
“I believe we are going to get the bad guys and send them to prison. There was some progress on that front today. Were I one of the bad guys, I would be nervous right about now.”
“Just what is the interest of qritiq … in all this anyway?” [VERY SUSPICIOUS that a former political contributor for an alt-weekly would have any interest in political intrigue. -ed]
“My guess is that [qritiq] is just a nosy busybody who doesn’t have anything of value.” [Fuck you. -ed]
Re GC being permitted to respond to her accusers: “She will comment here when it suits me. Right now, it doesn’t.”
“What got Reid talking like that? I told him I am going to reveal all the reasons I think he is Dan Wolfe.” [any day now, any day... -ed]
off topic, but I ran into this tidbit too, just regarding comments pre-7/5:
koam site:patterico.com – 1,290 results
@wittier site:patterico.com – 590
koam @wittier site:patterico.com – 572
koam site:leestranahan.com – 171
Way too many, I know, I know.
I take exception(s) with this tweet:
@Neal_Rauhauser Ron is an idiot who makes too many mistakes. And those cost people. Plus, he is a traitor, Has zero ethics, and no cause.
— BreitbartUnmasked (@BreitbartUnmask) April 1, 2012
excerpted notes from Critical Thinking Errors:
Errors that lead to shallow or uncritical decisions instead of careful judgments:
Faulty common sense
Group pressure can be intense.
Conformity can cripple your thinking…
It can cause dependence on others.
It can reduce your sense of responsibility.
GROUP THINK is probably the most severe example of conformity. It is the strong desire to concur in a group decision.
Face Saving/Ego -
Face saving is “attempting to preserve our image when reality threatens it”.
Face saving is self-protection, ego protection, and sometimes compensation for feelings of inferiority.
EGO is an obstacle to clear thinking. For instance:
Misinterpretation of perceptions
Rationalization is the exact opposite of reaching a logical decision.
The process for reaching a rational decision is to start with evidence and then move to a conclusion.
Evidence –> Conclusion
With rationalization you start with the conclusion you want, and then you gather evidence to support that conclusion.
Conclusion –> Evidence
Stereotyping forces us to choose sides.
Creates suspicion and blame
Victims are degraded
Stereotypers lose touch with reality and their fears grow
Social impulse is curbed
To avoid stereotyping:
Avoid jumping to the conclusion of neat categories.
Review ALL information before coming to a conclusion.
Suspend judgment; put off making conclusions
A hasty conclusion is a judgment arrived at before sufficient evidence is obtained or looked at.
Unwarranted assumptions are unexamined conclusions which we take for granted.
Other Potential Problems:
Appeal to loyalty
Appeal to pity
Appeal to prejudice
Shifting the burden of proof
POSTED BY qritiq
I’m guessing those odds are zero point zero percent.
When you have a big house made out of ticky-tacky sitting in the middle of freakin nowhere in an exurb where it takes a ton of gas to get to work, there’s nothing for your kids to do without being driven somewhere, and you can’t even find a decent cup of coffee – and that crap house sells for half-a-million dollars, something is very wrong. Because that house has no actual worth. No-one wants to live there. So throwing $1,000,000,000,000 at the problem will keep that house selling at that half-mil price point TEMPORARILY. Eventually, something that is worthless will sell for close to nothing in any capitalist society. These exurb developments are the slums of tomorrow.
The bailout is designed to give some buffer time for the very wealthy to liquidate their worthless assets in an artificially sustained market. That is its only purpose. The market will probably fail soon with or without the 1-trillion bailout. It’s quite sad to see the Dems going along with spending your money this way. It seems that we need a clean sweep of Congress.
Hi – could y’all please call your president and congressmen and tell ‘em to stop throwing our money down a black hole? Thanx!
(I just heard George Bush say that all fraudulent short sellers will be caught and “persecuted”.)
Hey here’s a crazy idea: why don’t we take those trillions of tax dollars and invest them in tech, green energy, and education. And actually get a return on our investment.