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One, Two, Three, Four, I Declare a Twitter War was the original title for this article, but as of last night I figure out who is behind the major of the suspensions complaints against my account, none other that @TOMayorFord’s twitter account. WOW! Anyways on with the story as it was originally written.
IN THE BEGINNING,…
Seems that if you are active on #topoli and tweet about our Mayor in a negative fashion, there are Ford sycopants that will do what they can to destroy your twitter handle. They are in fact abusing the Twitter Abuse and Spam reporting tool. I now have three Twitter accounts to combat this.
Yesterday, my third Twitter account was suspended for “unwanted @replies”, twice. The funny thing is the people who have done this are not blocking me, they just filed the complaint and Twitter’s auto abuse engine automatically suspended my account (more about this later). One of the people I suspect of doing this is Toronto Sun “Reporter” Sue Ann Levy (it may not have been her, but more about this later). The other suspect for this abuse of the twitter abuse/spam reporting tool is none other than Ford Ford’s twitter account (yup, pretty much nailed him for it, or whom ever manages his account), who is also not blocking my second or third account.
So what else are these champions of free speech doing, well, if you link to a blog post, they are reporting the blog url to twitter and google as a maleware site and a spam site so that any reference to those sites is automatically filter from the twitter hashtag serach engine. I have confirmed that this is what happens on Twitters back end, and confirmed that when I link to my own site, any tweets will fail to appear in the twitter search engine results.
As a result, for the last four days, my main twitter account @Zorpheous can post, but those tweets will not appear in the in any hashtag search, effectively nerfing my account. So I create a new account and started checking to see if my other accounts tweets were showing up. Sure enough, no sign of the tweets from my @Zorpheous account. Oh, time to move on I guess, so I started tweeting from the new account to #topoli about a few of the articles I had written and boom, they appeared and then disappear once I refresh my browser.
There is a solution, you have to jump through some hoops to get the damage undone, and it takes 48 to 72 hours for it to get fix, but the Fordtard sycophants can undo this with a few bots and about 5 minutes of false flagging your account and the web sites to link to, so you are back to square one.
AND THEN IT GOT WEIRDER,…
Like everything revolving around Mayor Rob Ford, @TOMayorFord, he and what remains of his staff seem determined to make things even weirder. So here is what happened,… Last night, after walking Newton and making dinner, I hoped onto my third twitter account TheGrumpierHobbit @AGrumpyHobbit, I had elected to stay away from know Fordtard sycophants, but had one exchange with one @OntTory and of course @TOMayorFord, and within a few minutes I got the “Your account has been suspeneded” message, the reason given was “Unwanted @replies”. I thought great, this nonsense again. I confronted @OntTory if he was the source of the complaint and this was his reply:
So I guess Rob Ford is a “Susposed Liberal” then. I took him at his word and then limited myself to tweeting to @TOMayorFord. Now I want to make something very clear at this point. The @TOMayorFord account had not BLOCKED me, which is the general method used to indicate that the person doesn’t want to see you on their twitter feed and if you are any sort of half descent person, you respect that,… else you could get into trouble for “stalking” like behaviour. Also as of writing this article @TOMayorFord still has not BLOCKED my account @AGrumpyHobbit. I just want that clearly understood.
Here is my twitter exchange from last night (Thursday May 30th) Sorry for the length of it, but I want to include all my activity to avoid the anyone possibly claiming “Well you’re a douche bag, how do you know it wasn’t someone else, you have no proof”. So here we go, it is in reverse order so the latest are on top, oldest on the bottom; I have highlight the points where I declared someone has filed a false complaint about account FIVE times in my twitter feed, but it happened an additional 4 or 5 times, where I didn’t bother to mention it in my twitter feed.
Ya, so to Mayor Rob Ford, or to who ever the assclown you have managing your account, you are busted. Seriously, there is this thing called the BLOCK BUTTON try using it.
As you can see from the twitter feed I queried @TOMayorFord about this several times, the operator of the account never responded, but they have the time to file the false twitter @reply abuse reports (which takes about a minute or two do). Yet never bothered to block my account, which is what any sane person does when you don’t want an individual sending you tweets or responding to tweets you have posted.
This is our Mayor people, he is very busy, responding to emails, returning phone calls, everything is fine, business as usual and filing false twitter abuse reports against his detractors on twitter. The guy is completely unhinged.
Now, I also ran a few tests on the Twitter abuse report system last night to see if I could file a false report against my own accounts where my other accounts are not involved (you a Ford fan files a complaint about me instead of @TOMayorFord’s account). Well that doesn’t work, in order for an @reply abuse report to take effect, it must be your account that is subject to @reply, you can not do for someone else.
Our Mayor is completely unhinged.
Long time no blog, I am not going to blow smoke or crack any jokes,…. ok maybe a few jokes. it has been a long time since I have blogged, but this whole Rob Ford/Crack story has me jonesing for fix so lets begin.
1) The background
Unless you have been living under a “Rock” you know that there is a video that reports to be of Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford smoking crack or some other drug. The story was broken by the Gawker and then separately confirmed by two Toronto Star reporters.
2) Yes, i believe the video exists. Here is why, no sane reporter is going to make up this kind of story, let alone three reporters from two different media outlets. No media institution is going to put their legal ass on the line unless they have a great deal of confidence in their reporters and what they reported to have seen, the video. So yes it exists. The video exists.
3) The Video Exists. So there are only two reasonable positions at this point: A) the video is faked in some way (more about that later) or B) Rob Ford is in that video, associating with gun toting drug dealers and smoking what appears to Crack. THAT’S IT! Either it is fake or our Mayor is smoking crack (or some other drug) and hang out with the very people he wanted rounded up and deport from Toronto.
So lets deal with the with easiest scenario;
Scenario 1) Rob Ford is smoking crack and hanging out with gun toting, drug dealers. Solution, Rob Ford resigns in disgrace and seeks medical help for his addiction. The time for which Rob Ford to have come forward with this painful truth and play on the public’s sympathy has passed as of today when he let his Brother hold that “Presser”, that could have been phoned in. If Rob Ford has a drug problem, then he should have been there today to say so, ask for the forgiveness of the Toronto Public and to ask for forgiveness of his family for putting them through this, and seek medical help. But he didn’t.
If Rob Ford has a substance abuse problem, he has lost all the wiggle room he should be accorded. He has placed his personal issues above those of his family, his friends and the people of Toronto, he has smeared the reputation of the Toronto Star and two reporters. He has hid behind his family and brother. He is not fit to be Mayor,… if the video is legit.
Scenario 2) The Video is Fake.
In this case, the Toronto Star is in some deep shit, but legal arguments can be made, but that is for the courts to decide and lawyer to argue,… if the video is fake. So in this scenario, there are only two ways to fake the video: 1) the video was altered or 2) they found Rob Ford’s twin brother, who looks like him and sounds like him.
Lets deal with #2 - Fake Rob Ford. Seriously? Ok, this one should be easy to prove. Find him, in the city of of Toronto, a guy who looks and sounds like Rob Ford would stick out like a,… well like a 300 lb Rob Ford. A dozen people should be able to call it in,… “Ya I know the guy, he looks and sounds like out Mayor,… it’s spooky” Done! Next?
Fake Video Scenario #1 ) Digitally altered Video
Seriously? I need to actually explain why this is next to fucking impossible? Ok, ok, ok, lets pretend. First off, the equipment, software, training and SKILLS required to produce such a video (90 seconds long, contiguous) is not the exactly the skill set found in the average Crack Dealers bag of tricks. It takes friends of mine the better part of a month to animate 2 too 3 minute of animation. Their team required 5 people working for a month to do this, and they do simple a life like, cartoonish animations and have mad crazy skills, tens of thousands of dollars of software, some serious education, several years of experience and some rather pricey video rendering computers to do the job. So ya, not really in the bag of tricks for your average gang of gun toting drug dealers.
Next, the is a master piece of software video engineering, and someone made and fed it to a bunch of drug dealers so they can take down Rob Ford. SERIOUSLY??? REALLY??? Do we have to talk about this? Ok,… First off, no digitally master video can be created that will stand up to forensic inspection without being detect once it is available for analysis. I’m serious here, the tools available to investigators would show such a video to be fake pretty damn quick, and the number of people who could have made and financed such a project (we are talking a minimum of $100,000 to create this, equipment, software and labour) would be very short indeed. But if this highly improbable scenario is true it is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of.
CONCLUSION - ok so we have the following possibilities
1) Rob Ford is on a video and appears to smoking crack or some other drug
2) The video is fake and we are looking for
- Rob Ford’s twin brother who doesn’t mind being filmed smoking crack and cavorting with drug dealers
- The video is piece of 3d video manipulation that was created for the sole purpose of defaming and discrediting Rob Ford. This video is, by its nature required to be professionally produce and financed by nefarious evil, leftwing political operatives, who are willing to trust drug dealers as their method to release the video to the public.
So lets apply Occam’s Razor to this problem,…. Ya, problem solved. So unless I have missed another possibility (feel free to point it out, show your work).
We need to see the video so lets help Rob Ford either get the help he needs or help him clear his name. There is an Indiegogo CrackStarter page to raise the required $200G to pay for this video, go forth and help bring this video to the light of day.
PS, I have done my part, blogged, tweeted and donated. I’m looking forward to my commemorative print, cause I think it will be worth a lot more than $200 bucks and it will look really cool on my wall, next to my FireFly poster!
PSS, if the they fail to procure the video they will donate the $200G Gawker pledges to donate 100% of the proceeds to a Canadian non-profit institution that helps people suffering from drug addiction and its various consequences. If the campaign fails to reach $200G all money will be refunded. So it is hard to lose on this, either we get our money back, or the money goes to a worthy cause or the video gets released.
It’s a busy day for me today, so my Poutine research is put on hold until I take care of some client work first. Some of my hunches are panning out and some aren’t.
Anyways, If you like me and burdened by things like science and facts and have difficult believing the myth of Noah’s Ark, well I have your salvation at hand. Enjoy!
So the Christian Fundie-Retards have been embolden by the Rightwing Majority Rapture of orgasmic goodness know as Raging PMS and the SeePeeSee. They want everyone to know that abortion is wrong, that every egg is special, that every sperm is sacred. They also figure that good old PMS will now allow they to create a law (which will violate the Charter of Rights, but who gives a frak about that!) that will ban abortion and return women to their rightful place, at home on the kitchen, pump’in out kids.
Personally I blame Harper for this.
Oh that Kadhafi, can he get any crazier? Well it seems that Grand Poobah of the Libyan Order of Water Buffaloes is now claiming that Osama bin Missing, leader of Al-Qaeda has been drugging the youth of his nation morning coffee with special Jihad version of Ecstasy, called Jihadacy. The Islamic designer drug of rebellion cause teens to demand the head of local dictators to be placed on a pike while dancing to Lady Gaga music,… truly horrifying.
Grand Poobah of the Libyan Order of Water Buffaloes, Gahdafi believes the entire trouble in his nation is caused by nothing more than poor parenting skills. The Grand Poobah offered these suggestions to parents on how to control their kids,…
Well that should straighten out the whole problem in Libya by nap time, eh? Just a quick talking to, a little legal back and forth and POOF No more rebellion, nothing left to do but to send the little rascals off to bed with some milk, cookies and nice bedtime story.
Anyhoo, I can hardly wait for Glenn (the second N is for Nazi) Beck tonight, he’ll be pulling blackboards out of his arse like there is no tomorrow. The Muslim Brotherhood, Osama bin Missing, the Commies, the Lefties,… heck I bet he even working in the Nazis again just round things out.
The Church of the Universe lawyer dude will be appealing the resent ruling and the religious right of pot smoking.
Seriously though, what would Jesus smoke? Would he hit the bong, do a doobie or maybe bake some divine brownies.
You know, with Harper getting a hard-on for more jails, more prisons, tougher laws and bigger sentences,… I think we need to legalize pot and then tax the crap out of it. It should be legal for an individual to grow their own herb (a reasonable number of plants)
And dude, if we have the munchies, have I got a pizza place for you,…
As many of my readers know about me, I have little love or respect for organized religion. I think that they are all a waste of time, money and effort. Of course my personal choice of religion to beat on is Christianity, after all it was the one that poisoned my early years.
But there are two other Organized Religions out there that are far worse then the Celestial Zombie Eaters, and it is hard to tell which is worst, Scientology and Islam.
For the moment, lets leave Tom Cruise and his couch jumping out of this, and lets deal with Islam, Alha and Might Moe the Profit. Islam, or more correctly Radical Islam is not compatible with democracy, free thought and free speech. The same can be said with Radical Christianity. The big question is how do you defeat Radial Islam and all the nutters that are willing to do unspeakable thing in the name of their God and Religion.
I think humour is a good starting point and one of the great Scientific Free Thinkers that I follow has a good idea. Watch
So lets be fair and honest about this, if you dislike Roman Catholic Church for all the crap they did. If thinking about American Southern Evangelicals Bible Thumpers makes you want to puke,… well it is time to spread distain around.
Also checkout Thunderf00t’s other vids on YouTube, his “Why People Laugh at Creationists” Series is absolutely brilliant.