The Libertarian Party Helps Raise Money for Garbage Humans, “The System Is Down”

Trolling can be a sticky game– and sometimes it’s unclear as to who’s trolling who. How deep does “the work” go? Is this a person or a character? Is this a person playing a character who has broken character to play a new character which appears to be real?

Well, because of my association with a certain political troll, I have come across “The System Is Down.” They play themselves off as stoners looking for a laugh, but even a quick glance at their YouTube channel reveals them to be obsessed with blackface– as well as being anti-trans, anti-Native, and just all-around shitty people. Oh, and they’re obsessed with rape jokes… And they’re trying to raise money for their podcast on Patron, where they promise, “you will also get extended interviews with certain guests, meaningless gameshows, alcohol inspired ramblings, and much much more. ”

Ah yes– The Q-Anon chronicles.

And while the hosts are not doing literal blackface…They have… an unhealthy obsession with it— covering the topic in multiple episodes. In one such episode, the host Dan Smoldt (AKA Dan Smotz) ponders if writing “black” on his face is crossing the line– then paints himself up to see if he’s crossed it. In another episode, Craig, (the other guy), dresses as Colin Kaepernick to determine if that crosses the line. Multiple episodes are also dedicated to “SJWs raping comedy.”

Why should anyone care about these douches? Well, they hosted the Libertarian Party’s presidential debate on April 27, 2020, which featured 12 of the major libertarian candidates. (Watch video). Logically, this means that the Libertarian Party are driving viewers to the TSID channel, where they are raising money. I will grant that they are doing a very shitty job of raising money– but that’s what they are doing.

Not all libertarians are bad people. I would never join their forsaken cult, but there are a number of lefties, (and conservatives), who have made the mistake of joining, thinking the LP is fighting the government. They are not. They are part of the problem– and I’ve written about that at length. The short version is they want to minimize government. Their solution is to worship property and “the free market.” The problem is that there is no more free market– and mega-corporations run the government through bribes. In doing so, they create privatized tyranny. So, the Libertarian Party who loves “liberty” is actually working for tyranny– and is ultimately working to push the Republicans more to the right.

The problem with Lefty Libertarians, is that they have collectively become Tim Pool– laundering the garbage of Libertarians like “The System Is Down.” It gives these douches the ability to claim, “we’re not terrible, we have lefties in our party.” It gives the LP cover to be awful.

“The System Is Down” first came to my attention in February when they wrote to me to ask me to be on their podcast. They wanted me to talk about writing “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” on the Banana Duct Tape exhibit, as part of the festivities at Art Basel.

On Feb 8, 2020, Dan Smoldt wrote: "Hi Rod,My name is Dan. I am the host of the podcast The System is Down, where we civilly talk about all the topics that many find uncomfortable, like culture, politics, conspiracies, and religion. I’ve recently had the pleasure of interviewing many amazing guests like Juanita Broaddrick (alleged Bill Clinton rape victim), Kelly Jones (Alex Jones’ ex-wife), David Thibbodeau (Waco survivor), Tom MacDonald (Famously Controversial Rapper), Del Bigtree (Controversial director of The Doctors & Vaxxed), Greg Carlwood (The Higherside Chats), Vermin Supreme, John McAfee, Wolfgang Halbig, and many many more."

I took a look at their channel, and saw even at a quick glance, it was questionable at best. So, I didn’t get back to them– but I did warn my lefty libertarian friends that they were garbage– and yet another reason it was a bad idea for them to not be a part of this cult.

But then TSID hosted and moderated the Libertarian Debate featuring John McAfee, Arvin Vohra and Adam Kokesh. TSID even start producing commercials for libertarians they liked.

To give you an idea of who these Libertarian people are… McAfee openly professes his love of sex with teenage girls, and refuses to pay a $25 million judgment in a wrongful death case brought forward by the estate of a Belizean man who was allegedly murdered at the behest of McAfee. McAfee campaigns from outside of the US via twitter and Zoom.

Kokesh considers holocaust denier Augustus Invictus “a good friend,” and doesn’t mind his “ethnostate ideals. (Jump to 50:28). He was also one of the featured speakers at the Straight Pride Parade in Boston last August.

Meanwhile, Vohra says that “violent, entirely non-consensual rape with someone screaming no is *less bad* than something that has the appearance of voluntaryism.” (Go to the 46 minute mark.)

When I discovered TSID was hosting the debates, I did I deeper dive, and things only got worse. I wrote about it on Facebook a number of times, and tried to again warn the lefty libertarians I was friends with.

Wrote about it on Facebook May 14, 2020.

Wrote about it on Facebook, May 19, 2020.

Since I am being asked about this a little more regularly, this is why I am writing this blog-post. So, here is a quick look at what I found. There’s certainly more– but this will get you started.

0:00 Admittedly Racist impression Of Native American Elder/ Standing Rock participant Nathan Philips
12:20 I wish we could be racist
https://youtu.be/uFIMfMGRYaQ

More offensive impressions of Nathan Phillips
https://youtu.be/V2QFvqd8Vmw

An entire episode dedicated to “gender identity a fraud “
https://youtu.be/90gcx0fi53I

Blackface/ kkk episode
42:00 joking about lynching
47:50 cringey blackface discussion
1:08:20 being a klansman is not necessarily racist
1:09:30 the only reason they report racism is to perpetuate racism
https://youtu.be/eZEMD1onJlE

Continuing their obsession with black face
https://youtu.be/QQsaJR4kpB0

Another blackface video
https://youtu.be/xQRTaqCFmW8

The “house negro” episode:
Continuing obsession with skin and race
Dan in Orange-trump face, while Craig has an Afrowig, powdered white, making fun of kaepernick
“The Rock isn’t black enough to be black.”
https://youtu.be/tTL47oJrLuE

“Let’s talk about the joos”
https://youtu.be/-7AksndMZVE

42:40 putting women in their place
50:20 chick fil a/ lgbtq/ the left is evil… their Freddy Mercury argument is truly enlightening…
1:00:00 “ Whoopie Goldberg, beautiful black woman brave Ha ha ha”
1:01:30 compares lefties to the holocaust
“It’s happening again because they don’t know history.”
https://youtu.be/dWcLh3_F0b8

Triggering transgenderism
https://youtu.be/pAbVLiumX8Y

Rape jokes episode 1
https://youtu.be/GdDKiIlpCpI

Rape jokes episode 2
https://youtu.be/Q0x1HQ63xgg

Rape jokes episode 3
https://youtu.be/gJnybIJmz44

White wives matter episode
https://youtu.be/mvZp3LJ8nnI

Pizza gate episode
https://youtu.be/GEkOjyjDeqs

The Libertarian Party will drill a hole in your skull and fill it with worms. (A rebuttal.)

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The American duopoly system is a formula for injustice, war and global suffering. If it keeps chugging along the way it has been, all the proverbial boiling frogs will be boiled and space maggots will lay eggs in your children’s ears. So, why is the American Libertarian Party, (which is the most visible alternative outside of the two-party system), possibly worse?

Well, since the DNC has shut down Bernie The Sheepdog, and President Mango is evidently on a four year bad acid trip, I’ve been watching the Libertarian Party debates. Instead of talking about the incredibly weird things the debaters have done, said or believe, the debates are sleep-inducing policy circle-jerks featuring incredibly dislikeable people such as John McAfee, Adam Kokesh and Arvin Vohra.

To give you an idea of who these people are… McAfee openly professes his love of sex with teenage girls, and refuses to pay a $25 million judgment in a wrongful death case brought forward by the estate of a Belizean man who was allegedly murdered at the behest of McAfee. McAfee campaigns from outside of the US via twitter and Zoom.

Kokesh considers holocaust denier Augustus Invictus “a good friend,” and doesn’t mind his “ethnostate ideals. (Jump to 50:28). He was also one of the featured speakers at the Straight Pride Parade in Boston last August. Call me crazy– but fuck that shit.

Meanwhile, Vohra says that “violent, entirely non-consensual rape with someone screaming no is *less bad* than something that has the appearance of voluntaryism.” (Go to the 46 minute mark.) It cannot be said enough: What the fuck– fuck this shit– what is this shit– are you fucking kidding me– fuck this shit.

Not all of them are deranged disinfectant-injecting lunatics though. Most of them openly state that their candidacies are a protest against the duopoly. So, in that sense, there are similarities to my mock Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself campaign, and I’ve become friends with the good ones in the process of filming “2020: The Pandemic Presidency.” This is why it is doubly perplexing and troubling to see them tarnish their reputations by diving neck deep in this pool of human feces.

But rather than focus on the people, I want to address what’s wrong with the ideas of the party. We’ll start with the Libertarian Party Platform. The Statement of Principles says:

“We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual. We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose. Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor. Even within the United States, all political parties other than our own grant to government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.”

This is all very lovely, and I don’t disagree with the general point they’re trying to make. The US Government was founded on the genocide of one race and the enslavement of another, certainly benefiting from the fruits of their labor. But, what is evident from the start is that the LP are unaware, or unwilling to admit that the merger of big business and big government, as well as corporate personhood has made their talking points irrelevant. They don’t seem to realize that these omissions or misunderstandings will lead to goblins looting their buttholes and is exactly the opposite of the world of liberty which they profess they want to create.

The Party Platform is not without noble goals. The LP believes in life, liberty, freedom of the press, etc, etc. (Keeping in mind the Founding Fathers didn’t actually care about these things.) But, digressions aside– things become murky on what they call Point #3, which states:

“The right to property — accordingly we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain, and support the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and misrepresentation.”

This statement is based on the delusion that everything should be owned— the land, the water, the air, even the minerals below the land. It is also predicated upon the assumption that the original claims of ownership are just, and not the result of violence, fraud or coercion. Where does it stop? Does it make sense to start laying claim to asteroids in outer space— or perhaps even the light from the sun itself? If so, I hereby claim the sun, and all light that it emits, and give it freely except to the dastardly bedwetting libertarians, and all others I decide have gotten in the way of my acquisition of wealth. (I’m kidding. You got that, fellers?)

The Party Platform goes on to say:

“People should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others. They should be left free by government to deal with one another as free traders; and the resultant economic system, the only one compatible with the protection of individual rights, is the free market.”

The problem here is that the US Government has decided that corporations are people. We all know this is nonsense— but since the Libertarian Party is attempting to work within the framework of the US government, it must be acknowledged that the LP is in effect stating:

“Corporations should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others. Corporations should be left free by government to deal with one another as free traders; and the resultant economic system, the only one compatible with the protection of corporate rights, is the free market.”

This wholesale endorsement of the corporate power structure makes them virtually indistinguishable from the Republicans and Democrats. Certainly, their positions on education, licensure and sex-workers righths sets them apart. But at the end of the day, when delegates can be bought, and you allow the corporate funding mechanism for injustice to give you a full-on rusty trombone, you are a cheap version of the duopoly dressed up as stoners. Come to terms with that, libertarians.

The big one which may sum up their political philosophy best is called “the non-aggression principle,” (referred to as the “NAP”). In order to join the American Libertarian Party,” you must sign a pledge which states, “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals.”

LP co-founder David Nolan created the Pledge in 1971, and gave a more detailed explanation for it in 1993 in response to David Aitken from the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

David Aitken: What does the pledge on the membership form mean? We ask our members to disavow the initiation of force. This does not mean that you cannot defend yourself; you DO have a right to defend your life, liberty, and property. It does mean that you cannot use the coercive power of government to forcibly achieve your personal, ethical, or religious goals. This commitment helps us maintain our principles and provides us with a measuring stick to determine if we have strayed from our common goal: a society where all relationships among persons are based on voluntary cooperation.

David Nolan : Dave, This is a perfectly good explanation of what the “pledge” or “oath” means. Interestingly, most people in the LP do not know why it was originally placed on membership applications. We did it not because we believed that we could keep out “bad” people by asking them to sign–after all, evil people will lie to achieve their ends–but to provide some evidence that the LP was not a group advocating violent overthrow of the gov’t. In the early 70’s, memories of Nixon’s “enemies list” and the McCarthy hearings of the 50’s were still fresh in people’s minds, and we wanted to protect ourselves from future witch-hunts.

Again, the NAP on it’s surface seems harmless, even noble– except that it’s creator admits that it was a public relations gimmick to make sure people didn’t think they were dirt-bags. And while it is mostly a good idea not to initiate violence against others, the requirement to sign a pledge is a psychological control mechanism, creating a cultish and absolutist framework to the party. It doesn’t rise to the level of MK Ultra, but dogmatizing the concept means to right no wrongs, to see injustice and do nothing and fetishize material wealth above all else.

The rallying cry is, “We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.” They see government itself as the greatest form of tyranny which can be leveled against the individual. However, when cross-pollinated with the LP stance on property, and the the US government’s position on corporations, it is a toxic formula for privatized tyranny, and the pledge largely exists to protect what is termed “free market capitalism,” which cannot exist so long as mega-corporations have effectively merged with the State, making way for wild hogs to chew the flesh from your face.

In requiring new recruits to adhere to this philosophy, the pledge works as a shield for this privatizing of empire– which is better termed corporate capitalism, (or what some call global capitalism). The most shining example, (in recent memory), was Dakota Access Pipeline (a private company) using thousands of public police officers to stage a hostile takeover of the Standing Rock Reservation, using eminent domain. Eminent domain is an issue which the LP claims to care about in their Statement of Principles– yet, when you ask your average libertarian what they know about Standing Rock, you are likely to be met with blank stares. My guess is that since Standing Rock was tied in with environmental issues, your average libertarian doesn’t want to hear about that “lefty commie propaganda.” Corporate capitalism depends on cheap labor abroad, so those third world slave laborers can create more and more things for consumers in First World nations to purchase. The executives from these corporations use their vast wealth to bribe politicians, who in turn give massive bailouts to the corporations when their gutless ponzi schemes fall apart.

In these times of crisis, (such as Covid-19), these mega-corporations wait for the Mom and Pop businesses to fail– then buy them up, continuing their expansion and dominance of the un-free market. It is an environment where no one can do business but the Walmart/ Uncle Sam Voltron sent to smash everything you ever knew or loved. Free money for the rich and bootstraps for everyone else. Since all people under corporate capitalism must engage in this oppressive system to survive, the libertarian goes to blame shifting, rather than focus on the abuse, they say, “if you complain, you’re just no good at capitalism.” However, this is a lie of omission, and a coercive fraud.

Section 2.8 of the Libertarian Party platform tries to get some things right— stating, “We oppose all forms of government subsidies and bailouts to business, labor, or any other special interest. Government should not compete with private enterprise.” Again, it seems like no one sent them the memo about the merger. In the very same paragraph they defend the right to form corporations. Sure– there are small business which are forced to set up an LLC– but that’s not what I’m talking about. Why would the LP even bring it up in such a manner?  If you are against the bubonic plague, you don’t say you are in favor of releasing the bubonic plague in your charter.

If you’re totally new to politics, or have had your head under a rock, let’s go back in time to 1886 and the case of Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. It is the case which imbued corporations personhood. It was opined by Chief Justice Morrison Waite that:

“The Court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution which forbids a state to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws applies to these corporations. We are all of opinion that it does.”

Imbuing a corporation with human rights is effectively granting private governments (called corporations) the legal right to drill a hole in your head and fill it with worms. That should be a disqualification for the LP platform. American Libertarianism fails to recognize that those who do best under this system tend to have the advantage of having popped out of “the right vagina,” receiving all the benefits of accumulated generational wealth, which in most cases has been obtained through direct violations of the non-aggression principle.

Those who can see this logical inconsistency might reasonably ask themselves, why shouldn’t I just steal from those people with everything, then convert to libertarianism shouting to all new aggressors, “keep your dirty paws off of me, you’re violating the non aggression principle.”

Let’s take it back to this ridiculous notion that everything can or should be owned. Section 2.2 of the LP platform states, “Private landowners and conservation groups have a vested interest in maintaining natural resources.” This is categorically bullshit. If the LP believes that big business cares about doing what’s right, then I’ve got a lovely bridge to sell them, and I call dibs on the air. The platform goes on to state, “Governments are unaccountable for damage done to our environment and have a terrible track record when it comes to environmental protection.” While government has done an abysmal job, at least government can be petitioned by the people for the time being. Corporations have a much worse track record, and are totally unaccountable.

Even Murray Rothbard, heralded as the philosophical prophet of right-libertarianism acknowledges in Chapter 13 of his book “For a New Liberty,”

“The vital fact about air pollution is that the polluter sends unwanted and unbidden pollutants—from smoke to nuclear fallout to sulfur oxides—through the air and into the lungs of innocent victims, as well as onto their material property. All such emanations which injure person or property constitute aggression against the private property of the victims. Air pollution, after all, is just as much aggression as committing arson against another’s property or injuring him physically. Air pollution that injures others is aggression pure and simple.”

Rothbard would agree that the LP stance on the environment will lead to violations of the NAP.

On the surface, the NAP seems like common sense. Any child knows that it’s wrong to steal, and you shouldn’t hit other kids in the schoolyard. If it’s wrong to do this as individuals, it’s wrong to do it as a group, gang or a government. Conversely, any child knows that it’s wrong to dump poison in someone’s drink, which is what these mega-corporations do when they pollute. Any child knows that slavery was wrong. But again, corporate personhood allows for it.

Until American Libertarians come to acknowledge the stratified system of thefts and aggressions underpinning their so-called “free market” cult, their positions will continue to do immeasurable harm to the environment and people around the world.

Vermin is playing you.

Thanks for debating!

Noam Chomsky: The Trump Monster, Covid protests, and the greatest achievements of humanity

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My interview with Professor Chomsky tackled a wide variety of topics. Here are a couple of highlights.

CHOMSKY: The Trump Monster happens to be unique. We have never had anything like this is American history. It’s hard to find examples in world history, if there are any. But there’s a background, of course. It hasn’t been a completely monstrous country, by any means. So, for example, the period from FDR into the 70s had many positive aspects. The country overcame many of the really serious, ugly, brutal aspects of its past, and there were many achievements in that period that were not gifts from above. They were the result of popular, dedicated activism— from the labor movement, activism in the 1930s lead to the New Deal, to the activism of the Civil Rights movement, the anti-war movement, the women’s movement, and so on. It made a big difference in the country. Now, if you look back at the total history, it’s not a pretty story.

CHOMSKY: Trump is a monstrous figure, but a very effective confidence man— he’s kind of like the old story in American life— The PT Barnum type— the guy who can sell you the Brooklyn Bridge. If you read Huckleberry Finn, one of the main characters is the King who pretends to be the legitimate King of France. Trump is the epitome of this, and he’s perfected the style of confidence man. What that means is you serve your primary constituency. Give the wealthy and the corporations everything they could possibly want so they’ll tolerate your antics— meanwhile shaft everyone else— but to pretend to be working for them— “their man”, “their savior” and so on. And he’s carried it off very effectively.

Noam speaks about the nexus between Trump and the suffering of others:

CHOMSKY: Cut back anything that might be beneficial to people— including health care right in the middle of an epidemic- pandemic. And subsidize the fossil fuel industry. What more do we want to know? Of course this happens all the time. Take a look at the so called stimulus bill. Its a good thing. Have to have something after this— in the current conditions. Who’s the money going to? 50 billion dollars are going to the airlines.

CHOMSKY: Fifty billion dollars are going to the airlines— why did he need fifty billion dollars? Since because like the rest of the corporate sector they’ve been gorging since the near recession. They spent nearly fifty billion dollars that they’re asking for just in buy backs to inflate the value of their stock and enrich their corporate managers and CEOs. Now they’re saying we’re sorry and wanna get fifty billion dollars back. How about instead of that, taking over the airlines, socializing. Say obviously you guys can’t run it. Society will run it.

CHOMSKY: The fossil fuel industry is collapsing. If you look at today’s news, they have to pay you to take their oil. Instead of subsidizing them, how about taking them over? Take ‘em over and put ‘em out of business. That’s the only way to save society. It can be done. It’s not even that expensive right now. So, let’s do that instead of subsidizing.

CHOMSKY: Suppose that the worst case takes place— the Trump version on the virus. A lot of people will be killed— maybe millions. But there will be recovery, just as there was a century ago from what’s called the Spanish Flu. Tens of millions killed. There’s not going to be recovery from the melting of the polar ice caps. There’s not going to be recovery from the other harmful consequences of the destruction of the environment— one of Trump’s prime commitments. No recovery from that. Once that happens, we’re toast.

CHOMSKY: The greatest achievements of humanity are gaining freedom and justice over a very broad range, through constant struggle. The world is much better than it was even earlier in my lifetime. Those are really great achievements of popular struggle, which should never be stopped. And that can not only prevent the worst outcome, but can lead to much better ones. A much better world is within our grasp with a realistic look at what’s happening. No descending into illusions and pretenses. Take a look at the real world, the opportunities available— pursue them. You can get a better world.

 

Here is the full video.

Many thanks to Noam Chomsky, and to Greyson Welch for his technical assistance in producing these videos, which will be part of a large film project coming soon!

Follow Noam on twitter: @NoamChomskyT

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The look in Bernie’s eye told me he didn’t have it in him.

a bernNow that Bernie has endorsed Biden— here’s that thing I had to wait to say…

I know many of you were behind the ideas and policies of Bernie Sanders. But there is one conversation I had with Bernie, and a subsequent interaction I had with him in 2015 that informed me that he’d never be president.

It was a couple of days after Trump staffers went WWE on my ass, throwing me over a table at a non-Trump event. Their justification was that I had raised my hand at a Q&A and asked a question to Trump about being assaulted at a previous event the week before. Remember that Trump was no more than a game-show host at the time, yet Trump had the power and influence to get these assholes to work under “color of law,” collaborating with uniformed law-enforcement to violate my civil rights. This is the incident at the center of the lawsuit I am currently fighting, and which the Judge has granted a total of 15 counts to proceed, (mostly against the shell company which acts as a buffer between the Campaign and his thugs). Those counts include assault, battery, false imprisonment and several civil rights violations.

When I saw Bernie soon after, I told him about it. This was when the rallies were small enough that such a conversation was not uncommon. Bernie said he’d watch the video and look into my claim. At the time, I lacked my current cynicism, and thought there was a sliver of a chance that he’d do what was right and say something about it.

Days passed without Bernie saying or doing anything publicly regarding this matter. After about a week, I had a chance to speak to him again. I asked him if he had watched the video. Bernie froze. In his eyes, I saw recognition. He knew who I was, and that look told me he had watched my video. But, instead of engaging me, Bernie literally said nothing, then turned around and walked away.

It’s easy now to say that Bernie had a huge campaign to run, and was busy with other things. But in 2015, his campaign was not what it became by 2016 or 2020. It was small enough that he had the time to talk to me, and I appreciate that he did.

Bernie legitimately fought in the Civil Rights movement, and stood up for LGBTQ rights long before the Democratic establishment came around. He was the guy promoting himself as the one willing to fight for the little guy. Logically, he would be concerned with the escalation of violence at Trump events. Trumpers attacking people was not a regular occurrence. Had he spoken up at that early stage, maybe it would’ve made a difference.

But, Bernie was no longer Civil Rights movement Bernie, even in 2015. Whatever, his reasoning, he didn’t have the courage to stand up against what was so obviously wrong. I can’t even see how it would’ve been a detriment to his campaign.

Certainly, I could get into all the political hurdles Bernie would’ve had to traverse, such as a corrupt DNC, and a system that was rigged against him. This is true. I’ve told this story many times to my Bernie-supporting friends. They have always rejected it saying maybe he had other things going on, or it was this– or it was that– and not everything is about you. This is all true. I can’t even prove he saw the video, but in a moment of crisis, the look in Bernie’s eye told me he didn’t have it in him.

**PS… Just for a laugh, watch me sing at Joe Biden, “Joe Biden wrote the Patriot Act.”

 

I ask Bernie about peace.

Warrant regarding Jeffrey Epstein Estate addressed by Palm Beach PD

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On March 5th, Ryan Burgoon of Palm Beach Police sent me an email reading,

“I checked with the State Attorney’s office and they did grant a warrant for your arrest with a the charge of Criminal Mischief (Less Than $200) F.S.S 806.13 1A B1.  This warrant is for Palm Beach County pick-up only and you can turn yourself in at Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, located at 3228 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach FL, 33406.  You can also contact PBSO warrants division at 561-688-3930 to obtain additional information. Email me if you have any questions.”

Finally, after a month, and a number of inquiries, I received a phone call from Mr. Burgoon. However, as I have told him before, we need to communicate by email so our correspondence is recorded.

This is my reply:

Hi Ryan–
I saw that you called today. But, as I have said in the past, I am innocent of the accusations the Epstein Estate has made, and we need to communicate by writing so that there is a record of these correspondences for any legal actions going forward. The Epstein Estate can make all the accusations they like, but that doesn’t make them true. As you have said, someone at the Epstein Estate, (likely Calruz Toylo) has destroyed evidence, which makes whoever painted the gate guilty of tampering with a “crime-scene.” It is clear to me that Miami Beach Police were simply flexing their muscle to intimidate me, but those accusations were without merit, and the charges were dropped. Now it appears that the Epstein Estate and Palm Beach Police are also using their power and influence to push Florida Law Enforcement to take action against me.
So, if you could relieve my concerns, I would be grateful if you could obtain a copy of the warrant which has been filed against me.
I would also like you to open an investigation into Calruz Toylo and the destroyed evidence at the Epstein property located at 358 El Brillo Way.
If you could respond to me via email rather than by phone, I would be appreciative.
Thanks,
Rod
That’s all for now.

 

Trump Campaign blames Covid-19 in false imprisonment lawsuit.

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On Friday, attorneys for the Trump Campaign sent me an extraordinary email regarding a lawsuit I have been engaged in since 2018, stemming from a 2015 attack by Trump Campaign staff at a non-Trump rally. In January, Judge Landya McCafferty ruled that there was sufficient evidence to proceed on all 15 counts brought upon XMark, the shell-company serving as a legal buffer between the Trump Campaign and Trump security staff.

Judge McCafferty opined, “Of Webber’s eighteen claims asserted in his second amended complaint, fifteen of them are brought against XMark. They include several state law claims, such as: Assault (Count I), Battery (Count II), Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (Count III), Negligence (Count IV), Negligent Hiring (Count V), Fraud (Count VI), and False Imprisonment (Count VII). Webber also asserts eight federal claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, including Unreasonable Seizure (Count VIII), Excessive Force (Count IX), two counts of Violation of the First Amendment (Counts X and XI), Negligent Hiring and Retention (Count XII), Negligent Supervision (Count XIII), False Imprisonment (Count XV), and False Arrest (Count XVI)… XMark’s motion to dismiss (doc. no. 96) is denied.”

A variety of counts were allowed to proceed against the Campaign and Campaign staffers such as NH State Rep Fred Doucette, such as Counts of assault, battery and false imprisonment, as well as several civil rights claims.

On March 27th, The Trump Campaign’s attorneys failed to file an “Answer” (a final response) in response to a Judge’s order. The deadline for that Answer was over a week late. Attorney Bryan Gould (for the Trump Campaign) blamed Covid-19 for the failure.

Attorney Gould wrote:

Defendants Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Edward Deck, XMark, LLC, and Rep. Fred Doucette (collectively the “Campaign Defendants”), hereby move the court to extend the deadline to respond to the Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint to April 8, 2020. The Plaintiff has not assented to or expressed an objection to the relief sought in this motion, which rests on the following grounds.

1. Following the Court’s orders on multiple defendants’ motions to dismiss, the Campaign Defendants are required to file an answer to the remaining claims in Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 75).

2. Due to a significant disruption in the Campaign Defendants’ counsel’s law firm operations because of the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the attendant delays as the firm and its attorneys have transitioned to a remote workplace, the Campaign Defendants require additional time to finalize their answer to the Plaintiff’s extremely detailed complaint.

3. The Campaign Defendants submit that due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, good cause exists to extend their answer deadline. Moreover, the requested extension will not prejudice the parties or otherwise affect the trial schedule, as the Court has not yet issued a discovery plan or set a trial date and other case deadlines.

4. Accordingly, the Campaign Defendants respectfully request that their deadline to file an answer to Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint be extended to Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

 

In response, I filed a request for entry of default, writing:

To the Clerk of the United States District Court for the New Hampshire District of New Hampshire.

Plaintiff, Rod Webber hereby requests pursuant to Rule 55a of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that the Clerk enter the default of Campaign Defendants, The Trump Campaign, Edward Deck, Fred Doucette and XMark for failure to answer or otherwise defend against this action in a timely manner. The applicable time limit to answer or otherwise respond under Rule 12(a)1C of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure expired on March 27th, 2020, (ten days ago).

In H. F. Livermore Corp. v. Aktiengesellschaft Gebruder Loepfe, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit explained the rationale for default judgments as such: “the diligent party must be protected lest he be faced with interminable delay and continued uncertainty as to his rights… the possibility of a default is a deterrent to those parties who choose delay as part of their litigative strategy.”

“The court may enter default judgment when a defendant fails to respond to a complaint and court orders and fails to participate in the litigation or cooperate in good faith with the plaintiff. Tara Prods., Inc. v. Hollywood Gadgets, Inc., 449 F. App’x 908, 910-12 (11th Cir. 2011).

Attorney Gould argues that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “the attendant delays as the firm and its attorneys have transitioned to a remote workplace, the Campaign Defendants require additional time to finalize their answer to the Plaintiff’s extremely detailed complaint.” However, the court has been open for electronic filing, and New Hampshire Governor Sununu did not even suggest a stay-at-home order to begin until March 27th, 2020 at midnight, (coincidentally, the deadline to answer or otherwise respond to the court.) In fact, on March 26th, at a press conference, Governor Sununu stated, “This is not a shelter in place. We are not closing down transportation. I am not closing our borders, and no one will be prevented from leaving their home.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX76Gu9tyjA&feature=emb_logo

Moreover, no reasonable person would believe that the switch from Mr. Gould writing briefs in his New Hampshire office to writing briefs on a laptop in his New Hampshire home would cause an attorney of Mr. Gould’s competence, experience and caliper, (hired by the campaign for the President of the United States of America) to simply forget to file such an important brief for over a week. Surely, this is a strategic move. Further, the COVID-19 outbreak assuredly would have been avoided if Donald J. Trump, (the head of The Trump Campaign), had not behaved with abject negligence, ignoring health officials, and claiming on multiple occasions that it was a “hoax” that would just go away, stating, “it’s like a miracle.” Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Anthony S. Fauci, MD, warned Mr. Trump of a coming pandemic in 2017, and was ignored. https://gumc.georgetown.edu/gumc-stories/global-health-experts-advise-advance-planning-for-inevitable-pandemic/# The head of the Trump Campaign is liable for the outbreak that Gould cites as the reason for missing the deadline. Mr. Gould has no reason for the delay, since there was no shelter-in-place order, and was not prevented from going to the office in any way.

Accordingly, Defendants have not shown good cause for not filing an answer, and their argument for the delay does not hold water. Defendant is ten days late, this is not the initial stage of litigation, and default should be entered.

Pro Se Plaintiff, Roderick Webber

I understand that a request for default at this stage might be frowned upon by the court, but I filed this case on principle. That is how I will continue to operate. Frankly, the Trump Campaign and the others involved should be ashamed of themselves.

All 171 motions of the lawsuit as a whole can be viewed here:

https://rodwebber.wordpress.com/govt/

 

@RodWebber

ARCHIVE.ORG SHOWS DISCREPANCIES IN HOW CNN REPORTED SOUTH CAROLINA EXIT POLLS WHICH WOULD SUGGEST DATA MANIPULATION

rigged

Rod Webber attempts to register for the NH primary as Rod “Rigged Election” Webber

ARCHIVE.ORG SHOWS DISCREPANCIES IN HOW CNN REPORTED
SOUTH CAROLINA EXIT POLLS WHICH WOULD SUGGEST DATA MANIPULATION

Notice that on March 1, they are basing their data on Feb 29 6:48 PM updates
On March 2nd, they are claiming their changes are based on Feb 29 10:50PM updates.
On March 1st, why wouldn’t they simply use the Feb 29 10:50PM data to begin with?

Feb 28 S. CAROLINA EXIT POLLS
2,018 total respondents
BIDEN 43% (male) /46% (Female)
BERNIE 27% (male) /17% (Female)
updated 6:48 PM ET, Sat Feb 29, 2020
https://web.archive.org/web/20200228060600/https://edition.cnn.com/election/2020/entrance-and-exit-polls/south-carolina/democratic

March 1 S. CAROLINA EXIT POLLS
2,018 total respondents
BIDEN 43% (male) /46% (Female)
BERNIE 27% (male) /17% (Female)
updated 6:48 PM ET, Sat Feb 29, 2020
https://web.archive.org/web/20200301012042/https://edition.cnn.com/election/2020/entrance-and-exit-polls/south-carolina/democratic

March 2 S. CAROLINA EXIT POLLS
2,164 total respondents
BIDEN 48% (male) /49% (Female)
BERNIE 24% (male) /17% (Female)
updated 10:50 PM ET, Sat Feb 29, 2020
https://web.archive.org/web/20200302215926/https://edition.cnn.com/election/2020/entrance-and-exit-polls/south-carolina/democratic

Current CNN S. CAROLINA EXIT POLLS
2,164 total respondents
BIDEN 48% (male) /49% (Female)
BERNIE 24% (male) /17% (Female)
updated 10:50 PM ET, Sat Feb 29, 2020
https://edition.cnn.com/election/2020/entrance-and-exit-polls/south-carolina/democratic

I don’t have time for this bullshit– but I hope it inspires others to to start using Archive to verify the raw data.