Ace Hardware openly supports Anti-Law Enforcement militants whose members killed 2 Police Officers

 

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Just when you thought the Bundy Militia saga couldn’t get any more bizarre or strange, Ace Hardware appears to proudly and publicly throw their support behind the Bundys, this is what the often scofflaw family posted on their facebook page last night to celebrate the occasion.

Seeing this as we drove down Main Street in Mesquite today brightened our day and put a spring in our step. The littlest things can make such a big difference to us right now. We are SO SO SO grateful for the support of ace hardware. Thank you so much for not being afraid to stand with us! LOVE- the Bundy Family— Bundy Ranch Facebook Page (Screenshot)

The Bundy family has had a very ugly and bloody history over the past 2 years which includes (but not limited to) supporters ambushing and murdering Las Vegas Officers Igor Soldo & Alyn Beck who were on a lunch break at CiCi’s Pizza, the murder of Walmart shopper Joseph Robert Wilcox who tried to stop the attack and recently the armed takeover of a federal facility in Oregon which resulted in millions of dollars in damages, the desecration of Native American grounds and led to the death of supporter LaVoy Finicum as he attempted to pull a firearm on Law Enforcement and also the harassment and intimidation of veteran reporter of the Oregonian, Les Zaitz and his family. 

 

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Just to rewind, the Bundys and their supporters made their stance very clear during the Bunkerville Standoff where many took various positions and pointed firearms at Police Officers, BLM agents and strategized placing women in front to use them as cover.

“We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front, If they are going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers.” Supporter/CSPOA founder Richard Mack

Two years later during the takeover of the federal facility in Harney County, Oregon, supporter Sean Anderson instructed fellow supporters to “kill” law enforcement if they try stop them from getting to the refuge, fortunately that never happened.

If they stop you from getting here, kill them,Supporter, Sean Anderson

Overall Cliven Bundy along with his family’s actions (Primarily Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy) have lead to the deaths of 6 people (2 police officers, 1 civilian and 3 supporters/assailants), so it’s shocking to witness Ace Hardware which has 4,900 hardware stores worldwide, employs 86,000 people and generated 5.05 billion in revenue in 2015 suddenly throw their support behind the Bundy family and ask that they be freed despite everything.

Just as a reminder, this is what Bundy supporters did to Officers Soldo and Beck

Jerad Miller fatally shot Soldo in the back of the head with a handgun, then shot Beck in the throat. Both Millers then killed Beck by shooting him multiple times after he attempted to fire back. Afterwards, they dragged the officers’ bodies out of their booth and covered Beck with a yellow Gadsden flag and a swastika. They also pinned a note on Soldo’s body, which read: “This is the beginning of the revolution.” They also stole both officers’ guns and ammunition. Also, during the restaurant shooting, the Millers loudly declared to other patrons that it was the start of “a revolution” ” — (Source) Wikipedia

 

So far Ace Hardware has remained silent over their apparent support of the Bundys, they have also ignored multiple inquires posted to their Facebook and Twitter pages and have not released an official statement but regardless, they owe an explanation to their customers, Law Enforcement officers and their families who have often been the target of harassment, threats and also the Las Vegas Metro Police Department whose fellow officers and their families paid the ultimate price on June 8th, 2014 because of the Bundy family actions.

 

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From left, Sgt. Jimmy Oaks, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Joseph Beck and Elizabeth Krmpotich attend a memorial service for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Alyn Beck at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Las Vegas. — Credit: AP

 

 

 

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Ammon Bundy supporter only held on $5,000 bail after making multiple threats to kill Police Officers

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In a Body Cam video released by the Oregon State Police and posted by the Harney County Sheriff’s Department, the man, identified as Joseph Arthur Stetson was stopped around 12PM at a Gas Station/Food Market in Harney County after being suspected of driving drunk.

During the first 5 minutes of the near 10 minute encounter, Stetson was talkative and cooperative with Troopers although he seemed to have a hard time remembering where he was headed to and kept saying that he was headed to Banks, Oregon then later Burns, Oregon to join the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve.

The State Trooper told him that the reason for the stop was because they got calls about him and were a little concerned, he also told Stetson that he was being recorded.

At one point Stetson muttered “Piece of shit Obama, Muslim piece of shit” then stated that “I respect authority” after the State Trooper spotted what appeared to be a gun on his person and asked him to stop putting his hands in his pockets.

He also claimed to have only drank NyQuil after the Trooper noted that he smelled alcohol coming from Stetson’s breath.

The conversation took a scary and sinister turn after he was placed into custody, during a profanity laced rant that lasted about 4 minutes he told Troopers, “I’ll kill all of ya Don’t believe me? If I go to jail, when I come out I will kill you” he went on to say:

 

“I’m a Green Beret Colonel, 1980, I served in central America my record was sealed (from) Ronald Reagan. I’ll kill all you sons of bitches. Freaking cowards sons of bitches. I will kill you sir.”

 

“I’ve got a damn M14 up in hills up there in (Mt Hood?) and I’m going to kill all you sons of bitches, you’ll see you sons of bitches. Freaking cowards, you Obama sons of bitches.”

 

“You son of a bitch cops, I will kill you”

 

“BAM! Off with your freaking heads!”

 

“I will kill you, freaking Nazi son of a bitch!”

As he was being put in the back cab of a waiting State Trooper pickup truck, he ended with this parting shot

“I will kill you, state trooper, I will kill all of you!”

Authorities told NBCNews that he kicked a police car so violently the door was significantly damaged but even all of that he was only held on a $5,000 bail in Harney County and only charged with resisting arrest. Its unclear if he’s posted bail at this time or if he will retain the right to posses a firearm.

Online sympathizers like ‘20watter‘ quickly took to YouTube and decried the encounter as being ‘unconstitutional’ while another supporter going by the moniker ‘YouAreOneOfUs‘ claimed the entire encounter was ‘staged’ and ‘fake’

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Should Law Enforcement be concerned?

 

Yes, Stetson is likely part of self proclaimed ‘Patriot’ / ‘Constitutional militia’ / ‘Anti-Government’ movements many of whom are people who claim to be ex-military. Over the past 2 years people aligned with or are sympathizers with these particular movements have either ambushed, killed or wounded Federal Employees and Police officers, sympathizers such as:

Jerad and Amanda Miller who were involved in the Bundy ranch standoff and later stalked and murdered two Las Vegas Police Officers in a pizza place then draped their bodies in a Gadsen flag.

Jared posted this message on facebook prior to the rampage

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James Boulware purchased an armored car off ebay then went on a rampage that included opening fire on Police Officers in Dallas Texas

Eric Frein ambushed and shot 2 State Troopers in Blooming Grove, PA, killing 1.

Larry Steve McQuilliams went on a late night rampage in the City of Austin, TX which included firing on a bank and Federal Courthouse, planted a crudely made bomb in front of a Mexican Consulate building before being killed in front of Austin Police Headquarters.

Then there is Robert Dear who wounded 5 police officers and killed 1 during an assault on a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Over the past 2 years has been especially dangerous for law enforcement because not only have they been attacked by people who claim to be associated with these groups but sympathizers of other groups such as ISIS

As for Joe Stetson who announced in mid 2015 that he was running for President in 2016, its unclear if this latest incident will have a negative effect on his campaign.

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John Legere Gives Non-Answer to Question about T-Mobile Throttling YouTube Content then Follows it Up with a Profanity-Laden Tirade Against the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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The embattled CEO pretty much gave a non-sensible answer to a direct question about why he’s lowering the resolution of YouTube streams then went on a profanity laden tirade against the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Question #1:

“.@JohnLegere Does Binge On alter the video stream in any way, or just limit its bandwidth? #AskJohn” — Electronic Frontier Foundation

Answer:

“So what BingeOn does …it includes a proprietary technology and what the technology does is not only detect the video stream but select the appropriate bitrate to optimize to the video …their mobile device, that’s part A of my answer.

Part B of my answer is who the fuck are you anyway EFF? Why you stirring up so much trouble and who pays you?” — John Ledgere

 


 

Question #2:

@JohnLegere Why are you lowering the resolution of streams (YouTube) that are not part of the Binge On?” — @polo421 (Twitter)

Answer:

“Okay, good question

“Why you lowering the resolution streams that are not part of Binge On?”

Binge on is just not the 38 services that are streaming free, binge on is ability is stretch the use of your data bucket across all video streams and highly important are these other none free streams like YouTube that you talked about” — John Legere (Twitter)

 


 

Question #3:

“@JohnLegere I think the biggest question that needs answering is exactly what video optimization technology is being used for Binge On.” — Kevin Tofel (Twitter)

Answer:

“The biggest question… Why is that your biggest question?

What it is, is its video detection and its uhh… optimization of the video stream for mobile devices and by the way, its video that’s being optimized and the rest of your services work exactly the same.

And by the way, its fully at the customer’s control” — John Legere (Twitter)

 


 

Question #4:

“@JohnLegere I really like the idea of Binge On but it detracts from my experience with single-bitrate streams/downloads, can it be improved?” — @AvohkahTamer (Twitter)

Answer:

“I think that is a good question to close on I’m glad you like the idea and of course we’re going to constantly work to improve it. Lets keep this dialog going, we’re going to kind of finish this part. I am going to be on later and do a periscope and do some more Q&A but lets keep the dialog open. Of course we’ll work to improve it constantly.” — John Legere (Twitter)

He did answer a few other questions including one about porn but he continued to ignore my questions about the photo he tweeted of his chief lobbyist posing in a photo with an FCC commissioner at the consumer electronics show.

He ultimately ended the Q&A shortly after 1PM PT but stated that he would keep the conversation going. Its unclear if he will stand by his remarks about the EFF.

Update (8:33PM PT): It appears Legere walked back comments he made about the Electronic Frontier Foundation earlier today

He also did a Periscope session later on where he said he would like to meet with the EFF.

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T-Mobile CEO calls Binge On critics “Jerks” during foul mouthed 3 minute video rant

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This Morning the CEO of T-Mobile released a 3 min videos in response to increasing criticism of how the company is handling data through it’s BingeOn program which it claims provides customers with ‘Unlimited Data’.

 

“…We give customers more choices and these jerks are complaining, who the hell do they think they are?” — John Legere

 

 

 

During the nearly 4 min rant which was posted on twitter and the company’s blog, he dismissed claims of throttling made by Google, The EFF and others as “Bullsh*t” and made vague claims to being a victim of “Groups out there” and “The big guy’s agenda” which is interesting considering that he recently tweeted a photo of his company’s chief lobbyist Kathleen Ham posing in a photo with FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, both were wearing T-Mobile’s trademarked magenta.

 

The interesting part of the press release is where he claims others are playing semantics while it appears hes doing the very same thing

“There are people out there saying we’re “throttling.” They’re playing semantics! Binge On does NOT permanently slow down data nor remove customer control. “T-Mobile Press Release

While he doesn’t categorically deny slowing it down his customers’ connections which could violate the FCC’s net neutrality rules, he added that they don’t do it “permanently”.

So far he’s ignored numerous questions from me about the Tweet, BingeOn and throttling YouTube videos (which isnt a BingeOn partner) but he promised to hold a #AskJohn Q&A session later today at 12PM PT/3PM ET.

You can read my previous article about T-Mobile and BingeOn below:

FCC commissioner poses with T-Mobile lobbist at CES amid calls for investigation into ‘BingeOn’ and net neutrality practices

 

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FCC commissioner poses with T-Mobile lobbist at CES amid calls for investigation into ‘BingeOn’ and net neutrality practices

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Earlier today T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere tweeted a photo of FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wearing a magenta jacket posing with T-Mobile’s chief lobbyist Kathleen Ham who was also wearing a magenta Jacket which is T-Mobile’s trademarked color.

Interesting enough a federal judge recently ruled in T-Mobile favor and against AT&T and ordered the telecom giant stop using the color magenta or better yet Pantone 676C over fears that it might cause consumers to confuse the two companies.

So, was this just an unfortunate coincidence or a show of solidarity on the FCC commissioner’s part?

At this point so much is unknown but it does bring into question why the CEO of T-Mobile would find it necessary to tweet a photo of his chief lobbyist posing with a FCC commissioner on the heels of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) ‘blasting’ the company over its practices with ‘Binge-On’ and calling for an FCC investigation over possible violations of the agency’s recent net neutrality rulings.

(BBC) In tests, the EFF found video download speeds were slower when Binge On was enabled

 

The EFF isn’t the only group accusing the telecom giant of scrupulous business practices when it comes to BingeOn which T-Mobile claims its offering ‘unlimited’ bandwidth to users on Hulu, NetFlix, HBO, Ustream, ESPN and others.

Recently Google accused the T-Mobile of throttling it’s parent company YouTube’s videos and lowering their resolution, even though Google/YouTube doesn’t agreement with T-Mobile and is not included with the Binge On lineup.

In response, an unnamed T-Mobile rep told DSLReports that “Using the term ‘throttle’ is misleading,”, the rep went on to say that they are ‘optimizing’ videos for mobile devices.

“We aren’t slowing down YouTube or any other site. In fact, because video is optimized for mobile devices, streaming from these sites should be just as fast, if not faster than before. A better phrase is ‘mobile optimized’ or a less flattering ‘downgraded’ is also accurate.” — Unnamed T-Mobile Representative (DSLReports)

I did ask the CEO of T-Mobile and the FCC Commissioner via twitter to comment on our concerns about possible conflict of interest but so far they have not responded.

What remains to be seen is if T-Mobile is indeed violating the FCC’s net neutrality rules as articles by Consumerist, Slate and the BBC seem to suggest, if they will face any fines or other penalties from FCC.

Update (9:18PM): JohnLegere has since deleted his original tweet and re-posted it, we’ve updated the article to include the updated tweet.

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T-Mobile: Proud to rank 4th in 2015

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T-Mobile’s current CEO John Legere seemed surprised to have recently ranked the 4th most influential CEOs of 2015 on Twitter.

The often foul-mouthed CEO who recently got into an online fight with Donald Trump is reported to have made $29.2 million in 2013, earning more than the CEOs of Verizon and AT&T at that time but to his credit he did increase T-Mobile’s customer base from 33 million in 2012 to 61 million in 2015 and recently surpassed Sprint to become the 3rd largest carrier in the US since becoming CEO in 2012.

 

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Fictional Comedy Central character asks followers for help taking down a real child predator on Twitter

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Words cannot properly describe the horrors of what I saw less than 2 hours ago but I think its important to report about this so proactive changes can take place and prevent this from ever taking place again. Just a fair warning some of what I will be describing is absolutely horrific, sickening and stomach churning.

All of this began late last night when I saw this tweet from @DazzleNovak which a twitter account that is used to promote Moonbeam City, an animated comedy show that airs on Comedy Central.

The tweets from this account are usually lighthearted but things took a very real, a very serious and a very dark turn when the person behind the account alerted followers to a child predator who was posting what I can only describe as being the most egregious, sadistic, horrific, jarring and disturbing cartoon depictions and actual photos of child rape and child porn.

Actually, vague terms like “child porn” doesn’t begin to describe the absolute depravity of what posted on that account. Believe me it is as bad as it can get, one of the photos which was part of a collage showed a small child bound by the legs with duct tape and being raped.

The account in question has since been made private due to a massive backlash thanks to twitter users like @DazzleNovak for exposing this but several other photos that depict child porn is still up in the header and so far twitter has not taken any actions.

As of this post going live on TechDrama, the account currently has 1600 followers and has been busy for quite awhile with the first post appearing around August 10th.

Its hard to believe that given the amount of time the account has been up posting this content and the sheer number of people participating in it, twitter did nothing about it.

We can’t be the first people to report it, right?

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*Disclaimer: No screenshots were taken of any depictions of abuse. The only screenshots that were taken are of two text only tweets

Just hours ago prior to going private, hundreds of users participated in several polls where the predator running the account asked followers to vote on whether they would like to see nude photos of 8 year old or 11 year old children.

The user also asked “should fathers be able to raise their daughters sexually if the child likes it?”.

Hey twitter can we get an easy to access option to report Child Porn already?

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I did my due diligence by personally making a late night call to the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC and the Field office in Los Angeles to report it, I also reported it to twitter but I was shocked to find out that there is no option to specifically report child exploitation and child porn to them.

As you can see there are options for report Impersonation, Trademark, Counterfeit goods, Copyright, Harassment, Privacy, Private Information, Spam, Suicide and ads but ZERO option to report child porn/rape and that is infuriating.

What next?

Personally I would like see twitter make this their number 1 priority and not only terminate the account in question but take time to comb through it for other people who are involved and forward it to law enforcement, as well as ban every account that participated in any re tweets, polls, etc that promoted or otherwise advocated sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The account appears to be part of a network of child predators on twitter and one other account which I will not link to is still public and active.

Finally there needs to be an easily to access form for users to report this type of content on twitter.

In conclusion

If it wasn’t for the person behind @DazzleNovak stepping up to the plate and speaking out, this might not have come to light so that person deserves thanks first and foremost.

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The ‘Amazing’ pluto announcement that never was

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In article written by Doug Bolton and published in The Independent, it was rumored that the Principal Investigator for the New Horizons mission to Pluto would publicly reveal an ‘Amazing’ discovery on Thursday.

The story quickly viral and was shared thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and various conspiracy blogs and partially due to the way the article was written, rumors began to wildly swirl and even lead some to wonder if life had been discovered on the distant planet.

What was noticeably absent from the article though was an official statements or a time when the announcement would be made Thursday, it was later discovered that story itself was quickly shot down by the man who was supposedly going to make the announcement in this tweet where he called the rumor ‘Completely false’.

Despite this rumor being dismissed a full day later, the writer has not updated the story or posted a retraction which makes one wonder if this was nothing more than another case of click-bait journalism or just a massive misunderstanding.

 

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AMC website inadvertently links moviegoers to pirated versions of MI: Rogue Nation

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Chances are if you go to the ticket page for Mission Impossible Rogue Nation right now, you will see multiple tweets on the left hand corner of the page that link to pirated versions of the movie. (Screenshot)

This is just an example of one of the tweets that show up on the page

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This is obviously the work of spammers using twitter to exploit a flaw with the site but with movie attendance reportedly already hitting a 20 year low partially due to piracy and other factors such as higher ticket prices and also people simply dissatisfied with the lack of good movies out there, it probably is a good idea for AMC to look into this and patch it as soon as possible.

Just Sayin’

 

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Top Gawker.com commenters celebrate murder of ice cream truck driver

 

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In what can only be described as a disgusting display of blood lust and inhumanity, several approved commenters on Gawker.com made jokes, posted memes and celebrated the murder of 22-year-old Brandon Brown who Police say was shot in the chest and killed in front of several children as they lined up to purchase ice cream from his truck on Saturday in Frederick, Maryland.

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One user commented that the killer “…should visit my place and deal with the two trucks that make my weekends a nightmare.“, “I’m not saying it’s ok to shoot someone for this, but I am saying I understand”, another called it “…justifiable homicide.”  while another commented “Iced. That is nice ( a bullet was too easy, no creativity)“.

As of the time that this article was published none of the approved comments expressed any sympathy or concern for the victim or his family.

 

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