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.
To quote Mel Lastman NNOOOOBODY
So here’s Rob Ford’s Transit plan
- Streetcars are not Rapid Transit
- LRT’s are not Rapid Transit
- We need SUBWAYS SUBWAYS SUBWAYS
Ok, so how are we going to pay for the most expensive transit plan? Well according to Rob Ford, we can’t raise taxes, either in the City or on the Provincial level. Ford’s Solution, the Ontario Government should cut the waste and balance the books and fine an additional 2.5 billion dollars per year on top of that and give it to Toronto.
So basically we are not going to do anything about transit in Toronto while Ford is Mayor if he gets his way. No, it is “STOP THE WAR ON THE CAR”, “CUT TAXES”. This is leadership? Doing nothing is leadership for Fordtards, and that is exactly what we will get. Ford will do sweet fuck all on reducing congestion, he will do nothing to improve Public Transit, he will do nothing to find the money to pay for it. Instead he will continue to cut the City of Toronto revenues and let the situation get worse.
In other Rob Ford Stupidity, his executive group vote to defund the Toronto Pride Parade. The fucking fat homophobic prick. At this point if Rob ford burst into flames, I would cross the road to pour rancid rat piss on him.
Well the Gawkers crowd source manage to raised the money. Gawker is now giving it a month to get their hands on the video.
Is the story over? Nope, it just keeps getting more and more interesting. Ignore the Globe and Mail story about Doug Ford and his teenage years. Lets look at Rob Ford’s Administration over the past few days.
Rob Ford’s Chief of Staff was fired last week by Rob Ford for trying to get him to do the right thing and get some help with his “problem”, Ford refused and fired him.
On Sunday Rob Ford call the media maggots.
On Monday the Gawker campaign stalled until Rob Ford’s Press Secretary and Deputy Press Secretary wait around for hours for Rob to show up at City Hall, Ford didn’t come in until after 1:30pm, so they both resigned without resigning in person and left before Ford decided to show up for a normal “everything is fine” days work and found more empty offices. After this news hit the grid Gawker raised the last of money just before 4:00pm est.
Then the news come out that another Ford Staff knew where the suspected video, that does not exist, was located. We later found out that Ford’s former Chief of Staff then contacted the TPS to report the tip and chewed out the other staff for even hinting about what they should do with the information.
So where did the Ford Staff get the information from? Perchance the source weighs more 300lbs and knew where it was cause he was there? UPDATE well there is actually a very well balanced piece about the story about happened inside the Mayor’s Office HERE
So where are we know? Well even most of the most diehard Fordtards now except that there is a video,… but it is fake! Why they even found an amateur digital video guy who made a video about how to make a really bad fake Ford video,… so obvious this lesson on how not to fake a video is proof that the Ford video (that doesn’t exist, unless you are talking to the police and in the Ford Administration, in which case it does) is ipso facto fake, QED.
Of course there have been articles published about how difficult it would be to fake the video, done by you know, people who are experts in the field, but what the fuck do they know? There is a guy who made a video about how to make a really bad fake, and I have seen what they they could with Lord of the Rings.
I am hoping that we get to see this video, I don’t think it will make much of a difference to the Fordtards, but it maybe enough to finish this embarrassment that we currently have sitting in City Hall.
Of course things still get more interesting, seems that it is now possible the original Ford Crack Video owner may have been kill, murdered over the video. So who ever has the video, or a copy of it, maybe be involved in murder, which means they may be very unwilling to come forward. Robyn Doolittle has also said that there are multiple copies of the video in play, so there is still hope the video will surface. Gawker is giving it till the end of June is my understanding.
Which brings me to my last point, some of the Fordtards are screaming that Gawker is making huge money on interest, what’s the interest on business chequing account down in the USA? 1% per year at best? So ya, the most they are going to make is about $166 per month in interest, woo-hoo let the good times roll, they might be able to have a nice in office pizza party, but it will be BYOB.
Failing that, a Canadian Addiction Charity gets a nice donation.
Like I said in my other article, Occam’s Razor applies here.
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.