THE ACCUSED

DOXINGThere is yet another on line personality accused of something he is not. There was a thorough doxing made of him that included his name address, names of family members and so forth.

This is becoming the norm of the on line experience and there seems no stopping it. Those who started this practice years ago have only themselves to thank for this new trend of people making baseless accusations against others.

In almost all of these cases, the person being accused and the person who is the accuser are complete strangers to each other. The motive of the accuser is often unclear. Is the motive revenge? Is the motive a perceived wrong? Is there a past life experience that causes these accusations to be made?

Whatever the reason, the result is always the same. An innocent person is victimized. The accusation appears on the internet where outsiders who may not be privy to the dynamics of the dispute pick up on it. The accusation grows out of control to the point where nobody can stop it.

It is time for people to grow up and understand the consequences of what they are doing.

SUICIDEOtherwise, sometime, somewhere, someone is going to have blood on their hands.

STAY TUNED

MURT

HAZARDOUS DUTY

There is, on occasion, a report in the news about a reporter who is injured because he or she is in the middle of covering a story. It may be in the middle of a war, or a riot or a fight.

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In this instance, it is a fight that has put a reporter in the hospital. Each and every day there are independent reporters who put their safety and welfare at risk to bring us stories that may interest us or may cause us to make a difference in society.

These reporters spend hours, days and even weeks to put a piece together that may only be a few hundred words in length or a few minutes or an hour at length on television or on the internet.

I have just learned of such an instance. A well known journalist among those who have adopted the new media broadcast format attempted to intervene in a fight among 30 persons in a homeless camp. The price that Don Carpenter paid for his intervention was to be stabbed three times.

http://www.mobilebroadcastnews.com/

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I first became aware of Don Carpenter when he started covering the Big Red Rape Case in Steubenville, Ohio. I have followed his journey through new media brodcasting since then. He had made the announcement that he was going to start a documentry on the homeless in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Many cities feel they need to criminalize homelessness and Don Carpenter became concerned enough with this problem to stop his coverage of the other stories he was working on to devote all of his attention to this issue.

This has cost him a trip to the hospital.

I wish Don well and hope his recovery is swift so that he can return to doing the work he loves.

I would hope that all of us on the internet can join together to send our hopes and prayers to Don. We are all with him in spirit.

STAY TUNED

MURT

THE COUNTDOWN TO JUDGMENT

manningWhen this blog was written, the verdict regarding the Manning trial was unknown. It is almost a certainty that he will be adjudicated guilty and may face a great deal of time in prison. This is, after all, a military trial. The rules are different in the military sector than in the civilian court system.

Some consider Manning a hero while others consider him a traitor. Regardless of the viewpoint of the public, it will be the government and the court that will make the all important judgement that will steer the course of Pvt Manning’s future.

 

STAY TUNED

MURT

THE FINAL RESCUE.

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A hero passed away recently. This hero was not a soldier on the battlefield of a far off land, this hero was not a policeman killed in the line of duty. This hero was not a first responder who died in the line of duty.

This hero was a rescuer.

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Every day and every night there is a small army of volunteers who rescue dogs and other animals from shelters. These heroes transport these animals to foster care volunteers, to animal adopters and to no kill animal shelters as well.

Keith Royer died doing what he was dedicated to and loved doing.

http://www.examiner.com/article/beloved-dog-rescue-transporter-dies-on-rescue-mission-rescue-community-grieves?CID=examiner_alerts_article

Keith Royer will continue to be a hero as his organs are slated to be donated. Even in death, Keith Royer is a hero.

STAY TUNED


MURT

THE TWERP IS BACK

girlmanThe immature little twerp who seems to have an exceedingly swelled head because he hob nobs with the folks over at HLN/CNN seems to be taken aback with me and this little blog.

Without my asking them to do that, a number of people have expressed their feelings about this kid who, rather than act like an adult, decides after an absence from the internet for several days, to go on twitter and make a remark to me to stop. Well, stop what?

I say next to nothing about him. Yet he is so concerned about what I have to say that he trolls my twitter account.

Well, I will ignore him. As far as I am concerned, he does not exist. All he is is just one more troll among the thousands who mill around the internet pretending to be more important than they really are.

I would suggest that anyone who has a negative impression of Mr Page, which seems to be quite a few, simply ignore him. Do not comment about him.

UPDATE: The twitter post in question is gone. I find that quite interesting.

I would hate to see the poor little kid’s feelings hurt.

Stay tuned

MURT

HAS MY SUPPORT OF WEBSLEUTHS.COM BEEN A MISTAKE?

websleuthsOver the years, I have always supported Trica Griffith and of Websleuths. This support has been in spite of being banned from that Forum since 2008. I have supported the notion that it is the right as the owner of that website, to decide who and who not to allow to participate actively within the various topic areas a blog or forum.

In light of recent comments appearing on this blog, I have to reassess my support of Websleuths and it’s owner Trica Griffith. The main reason is MONEY. I have been aware of rumors for quite some time that Websleuths has been suffering from a severe cash shortage and as a result, loans from individuals have been sought from some of the senior members. It has been alleged that these loans have gone unpaid.

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The one comment below is but one of several that have been posted here by those who have expressed their individual concerns about what has been going on at Websleuths:

This is Raine1212, The reason behind this little statement is this. I am sick to death of being accused of being in cahoots with Tricia of Webslueths and involved with her Radio Show. Also, i would like to state I am not involved with Tricia Griffith of Websleuths nor is Tricia involved with my new forum.

The fact is it was my decision to leave Websleuths. I was not banned or demoted as some claim. The reason I left is personal, however I think it is important to clear up any misconceptions, and have decided to share my reasons with you.

1. Tricia knew what I was going to say that night on her Radio show, Tricia is the one that threw me under the bus and pretended she did not know.
Tricia is the one that had me contact Mark Redwine so he would come on her show to begin with. She asked me to work my magic to get Mr. Redwine on her show.

2. February of this year Tricia needed money, and told me that it was to help with the server fee, and for private bills and such.

Stupidly I thought we were best friends, Boy was I fooled to find out that I was being used for money and that is how I feel now. Total amount I gave to Tricia was around $3,000.00 or so. I have been promised for 3 weeks I would be receiving a check,I have not. I am supposed to get a check today for what amount I do not know.
After I left another site I received alot of calls from Tricia asking me have I talked with Sosueme or any one about the money.

Frustrated and upset over being used and thrown under a bus so she could look good, I finally went to sosueme at Websleuths.. I have been assured that action will be taken, what that is I am not sure, but I do trust that now it will be handled. Sosueme has been wonderful and appreciative and very helpful to me, I do now understand why Tricia only wanted me to contact her about problems when I was a mod, she never wanted any of this to get out. This make total sense now.

So raine1212 was used by what she thought was a true friend. True Friends do not throw friends under a bus to make themselves look good or get rating for the Radio shows. I have the supporting documents to back up all the money. So believe what you may, but always make sure a true friend is a friend. I also feel that others may be in the same situation as I am. That is another reason I have decided to share this information. I hope that reading this gives others the courage to come forward if they feel they have been taken advantage of in this way.

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There have been some well known on line personalities leave the internet and the sole reason for doing so has been because of concerns over money.

One well known new media broadcaster made a public announcement that his departure from broadcasting was due to a dispute with the service provider over revenue. He felt that he was not making enough money.

Up until the time he made that announcement, I was not aware that he was using his webstreaming show to earn a living.

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Make no mistake, I have no problem with people making money off of what they do on the internet. I am not one of those people who go around and say that people should not make money discussing certain topics on the internet.

The mainstream media does this on a daily basis. What does concern me is how these personalities handle situations where their cash flow does not meet their income expectations or falls below what is needed to cover their overhead.

All businesses operate on a cost to profit ratio. A business owner must be aware of their expenses and have enough of a cash flow to cover them.

What seems to be the problem with Websleuth’s, however, is that the owner, Trica Griffith, has elected to borrow the operating capitol from friends and associates rather than from more conventional sources such as a financial institution.

There is nothing wrong with doing so as long as it is intended that the funds be repaid according to whatever agreement was entered into when the loan was made.

In this rather extended economic crises, it is not uncommon for people to seek out friends and associates for loans to get them through a bad financial cycle in an effort to save their business.

The problem with doing so, however, is not only to risk the obvious legal ramifications, but to also risk the costs of close friendships and long standing damages to ones reputation.

This seems to be the risk that Trica Griffiths has taken and the situation she now finds herself in.

Stay tuned

MURT

THE JOHN ARTHUR STORY

The landmark ruling by the United States Supreme court should have been the beginning of the breaking down of barriers that have stood in the way of Same Sex partners and Domestic partners being able to have the same rights afforded the rest of society.

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It turns out, however, that those who have advocated gay rights have had a roadblock placed in the way of whatever progress came out of that ruling according to a story coming out of the State of Ohio.

ohiosasealAt first, John Arthur and his partner saw some good news come their way when they won the right to be buried together when the time comes.

For John Arthur, that will be quite soon.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/07/24/ohio_gay_couple_james_obergefell_and_john_arthur_win_right_to_be_buried.html

The gay couple’s victory turned out to be short lived when reports surfaced that The State of Ohio decided in a profound lack of bureaucratic wisdom, to deny an important last wish of a dying man.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/07/25/2354941/ohio-plans-unspeakably-cruel-appeal-of-dying-mans-last-wish/

While a federal judge ruled in the gay couple’s favor, the Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine(r) may appeal the decision taking away the couple’s new found victory on the eve of John Arthur’s impending death.

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It is ironic that in this age where equal rights decisions are coming out of the high courts of this country signaling the ending of social barriers to those who engage in alternative styles, that there would be hold outs among politicians in power in the various state legislatures to attempt to slow down what many are convinced will become reality.

dewineIt comes as no surprise that this is a Republican state official in an election year in a state with a large Republican voter base. Perhaps it is his election chances in a run for governor that is making Mr DeWine go forward with this effort even though there has been an expression of outrage among a rapidly growing number of people throughout the country.

It would be fitting if, just for once, politics could be set aside and this man’s one last wish could be granted. His tenure upon this earth is not going to be for long. Let his time among us be as painless as possible.

Stay Tuned

MURT

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH VIGILANTES.

In the city of Sanford, Florida, about an hour from where I am writing this blog, a community is in an uproar over the shooting of a black teenager by a Hispanic  man nearly twice his age, who took it upon himself to be a neighborhood watch volunteer. He wound up being the person in charge for the complex where he lived. He shot and killed the teenager, arguing self defense in the resulting trial and was acquitted of all charges.

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On that fateful night there was a confrontation that cost the young teenager his life and propelled the defendant and the small city of Sanford, Florida into the international spotlight. There have been protests, petitions, death threats, calls for federal civil rights charges, as well as the boycott of the state of Florida due to his acquittal.

An atmosphere of anger and outrage has broken out due to the seeming wanton act of a man who, rather than stay in his pick up truck and let law enforcement handle the situation, took matters into his own hands.

The problem is that this is not the first time an incident like this has occurred.

In April of 2009 in the small upstate New York town , A neighborhood volunteer encountered three teenagers who were allegedly stealing items from neighborhood automobiles.

The vigilante claimed that the teenager charged at him yelling that “he was going to get him.”  Claiming he acted in self defense, the vigilante shot the 16 year old teenager, twice,  killing him. In the subsequent trial, the vigilante was found not guilty of Mansaughter thus convincing the jury he acted in self defense.

The vigilante stated that he had heard voices outside of his Greece, New York home, took his gun and went outside to investigate.

While the circumstances of both cases are strikingly similar, there is one important difference.

The vigilante, Roderick Scott, 42, is black, the 16 year old victim, Christopher Cervini,  was white.

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There are other differences as well. There were not riots, there  were no church meetings to discuss the problems of racial profiling. There were no vast crowds out at the entrance of the courthouse and there was not that vast media compound to broadcast gavel to gavel coverage of the all to brief trial. There were no calls for legislation to curb the actions of neighborhood vigilantes.

There were no parades into the streets or twitter hash tags. The international media completely ignored the case.

In short, nothing happened. Roderick Scott was able to go back to his life while the only ones who remember who Cervini was were his immediate family and friends.

The intent of this blog article is not to say that George Zimmerman was wrong or that Roderick Scott was right. On the contrary, BOTH men were wrong. BOTH men seemed to have used racial profiling and BOTH men took it upon themselves to proactively confront their victims rather than stand down and allow law enforcement to do their jobs.

One has to ask, How many Treyvon Martains and Christopher Cervini’s are out there that go unnoticed by the mainstream media and society at large? How many George Zimmermans and Roderick Scotts are out there armed and ready to exert their form of vigilante justice.

It seems to me that this is not a black or white issue. It is a social issue. It is an issue where angry vigilantes who are sick and tired of the rising wave of criminal actions of neighborhood teenagers, who take matters into their own hands and delve out deadly force as a solution to the problem.

Rather than have riots and calls for boycotts, all communities must come together to come up with more sensible solutions than having a bunch of short tempered macho men run around and shooting teenagers to death.

Let us reform the stand your ground laws. Let us call for better training for those who have concealed weapon permits. Let us have better methods for recruiting and training neighborhood volunteers.

Last but not least, let all of us of all races come together and seek ways to understand each others cultures and concern and work to stem all the factors that have caused these situations to evolve.

Stay tuned

MURT

RAID

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Nothing seems to stir up the twitterverse more than when the word RAID appears in a tweet. Today was a rather interesting one. Twitter posts started showing up just before noon claiming that there was some kind of FBI raid taking place.

Shortly thereafter, I got a brief dm “FBI raid near Cleveland. IRC Chatter says KY connection”

Then for the past several hours I kept getting updates by dm saying that a private IRC chatroom run by Anons mainly from the states of Ohio and western Pa were confirming that an important ANON had been served a search warrant at 10 am today. It was also claimed that it was a joint raid by the FBI and DOJ agents from DC which included Secret Service agents.

fbiAt this point the claim of a raid remains a rumor. I understand that ANON insiders are having problems tracking down the source of the information or otherwise verify it.

I am not sure what to think at this point. If this is a rumor, then what is the basis for it and why would someone be engaging in something like this?

Is someone doing this for the lulz? Who knows?

On the other hand, if it is true, then who in Cleveland would be so important to garner the attention of everyone over a raid of this kind?

Only time will tell if this Raid is true or someone playing around on the internet.

Stay tuned

MURT

WHAT HAPPENED?????

uscWhat happened to the discussions about rape survivors and all of the Jane Doe’s out there? All of a sudden the discussions on this ongoing problem seems to have come to a screeching halt. All anyone sees anymore from the so called pro Jane Doe crowd is who is talking to who on twitter and how much a certain internet radio personality is charging for his speaking services.

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http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/usc-under-federal-investigation-/51ee7a3302a7607c47000050

On CNN today, there were reports regarding campus rape and charges that colleges are covering the rape incidents up in order not to deter new applicants to the various colleges.

So far not one word from all those who were visible in the Stubenville Rape case.

This should tell people where their REAL priorities lie.

Stay tuned

MURT

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