OK, I basically took yesterday off to unwind after a nutty week. I’m going to setup a more regimented schedule next week, with time set aside for videos as well. But before all that, I wanted to sit down and recap some of the stories from this weekend, in case you wanted to catch up…or just wanted to read me talk shit about them. Either one is fine. So, let’s begin The Weekender.

As you know, Anita Sarkeesian doesn’t usually go too long without shilling something. Well, she has a new con initiative to empty your wallets for: HeartMob.

https://twitter.com/ItalyGG/status/599915579097665536

As someone rightly pointed out, this is just a way for SJWs to call in backup whenever they want to get someone kicked off social media for political reasons. Kickstarter should immediately ban this bullshit, but I don’t expect them to do the right thing, especially after they let the Feminist Deck con go forward (even rad fem Anna Anthropy said it was bogus). I’m sure Anita and FullMac are getting a little taste here. Perhaps they did a little “consulting,” like Tony Soprano used to do?  Waste Management Consultant

 

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Next up, we have someone saying that Twitter might be deleting around 10 million accounts due to their porn output. According to this analyst, it’s because they’re losing out on advertising dollars because companies don’t want to be associated with porn in any way. Here’s more from The Daily Beast article:

According to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey tech analyst Robert Peck, Twitter ispreparing to purge an estimated 10 million porn-posting users. Ditching such a large chunk of users sounds drastic until you do the math: Twitter claims to have302 million monthly users, so getting rid of the explicit posters will only account for about 3 percent of its total—although that’s just counting the users and not their followers.

GamerGate’s own Mercedes Carrera was quoted as well:

“Twitter is one of the few large social media platforms that doesn’t apply a lot of censorship rules to our images so by default it’s a network tool in the adult industry,” says adult actress Mercedes Carrera.

Like many others, Carrera is worried about the types of changes recent headlines might encourage Twitter to make. One week after Twitter’s revenue forecast was reported to be below expectations and deemed a “nightmare earnings scenario,” Nielsen, a global television and digital data company, pulled its advertising campaign after discovering paid promoted tweets on pornography-associated pages. “I don’t think adult content is the reason Twitter’s stock plummeted but adult content is always an easy scapegoat in society, always,” says Carrera.

I agree with Mercedes 100%. People too often look to scapegoat the porn industry for whatever problem they have. But I still don’t think Twitter will go through with this. Porn is too big a part of their platform. Although with SJWs in their ranks, you never can tell. We’ve shown you where they’ve fallen short in the past. So it’s definitely something worth keeping an eye on.

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What else do we got this Sunday evening? Well, we also have Devin Faraci picking out a GamerGate supporter at random and comparing him to a school shooter. Yes, that really happened (stay based, masterninja!):

https://twitter.com/masterninja/status/599668753840889856

https://twitter.com/sicherpolizei/status/599724105705750529

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/599967806109585408

To say this was out of line would be a severe understatement. Who even jokes around about school shootings? SJWs, that’s who. Imagine if I had made a joke like this about Alex Lifschitz or something. They would be spamming the Twitter report system trying to get me kicked off the service. But, we all know Fatass Faraci will get away with it. Still, he’s a bootlicking loser, so we can comfort ourselves with that knowledge.

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The rad fem running Reddit is beginning to show signs of enacting a new censorship regime (original blog post):

Social news site Reddit has launched an anti-harassment policy that allows it to ban users who bully others. In a blogpost, the site – known for its liberal attitude towards free speech and anonymity – said it was “unhappy with harassing behaviour”…

But some users complained that the policy is vague and not in keeping with Reddit’s promotion of free speech. The site announced the changes in a blogpost on Thursday signed by Reddit co-founder and Executive Chair Alexis Ohanian, interim CEO Ellen Pao, and Jessica Moreno, Reddit’s head of community. “We’ve seen many conversations devolve into attacks against individuals,” the San Francisco company wrote, adding that it is also seeing more and different types of harassment than in the past.

For example, some users are harassing people across platforms and posting links on Reddit to private information on other sites, it said. It added that it defines harassment as “systematic and/or continued actions to torment or demean someone in a way that would make a reasonable person (1) conclude that Reddit is not a safe platform to express their ideas or participate in the conversation, or (2) fear for their safety or the safety of those around them.”

Sounds like it was written by Zoe Quinn and Company. I don’t know if they’ll actually start enforcing this drivel in any meaningful way, but it sounds like maybe they will. We need to watch and see if they take steps to remove controversial subreddits. I see that as a red line that would mean it’s likely time to abandon the service altogether. These recent developments show they might be heading in that direction.

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GamerGate had another meeting in Austin, Texas last night. It was a more intimate gathering than #GGinDC, but that can be better sometimes. It looked like everyone had a great time:

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Here’s a couple more hits from Twitter before I go work on some other stuff. Tomorrow will be chocked full of goodness, so come on back lol:

https://twitter.com/NinthEchelon/status/599643600381726720

https://twitter.com/AuerbachKeller/status/600034402006077440

https://twitter.com/InvisibleJimBSH/status/599960751089000449

^^^^^The Fire Rises.tumblr_nbb1hvQAwR1rrkahjo3_250

64 comments
  1. Thanks to Women, Action, and the Media AGG narratives are gone. As I stated in a YT video:

    Statistics from Women, Action, and the Media (pg.13) shows that the harassment is only from 0.66% of GamerGate (you read that right, the alleged hate group makes up less than 1% of the harassment being reported).

    http://womenactionmedia.org/cms/assets/uploads/2015/05/wam-twitter-abuse-report.pdf

    I’ll explain the numbers…WAM looked at the 538 Twitter accounts that were claimed to be harassers of these women. 88% of them were found not to be GamerGate, but 12% were found to be GamerGate. 538 * 12% = 64.56 or ~65 people are GamerGate. The GG Autoblocker has 9844 GG members blocked. Math: 65/9844 = n/100 or n = (65/9844)*100 = 0.0066030069 * 100 = 0.66030069 ~ 0.66%…….Less than 1% of GamerGate harassing…blows the hate mob narrative out of the water.

    Now peaceful meetups. Can’t say we are a hate group nor a harassment campaign anymore!

    1. LOL. Even after it was proven that less than 1% of tweets sent to LW1 were harassment, it didn’t stop the narrative that GamerGate had her house surrounded, ready to drag her out and rape her. They’ve invested too much time and effort to go back on the narrative they’ve manufactured over these past few months.

    2. That’s 0.66% of the GGAutoblocker has been accused of harassment.

      Given how small a fraction the GGAutoblocker covers (10,000 vs. 150,000), and the fact those accounts were merely accused of harassment (AFAIK over 40% were found innocent by Twitter), the conclusion is that a fraction of a fraction of GamerGate has been accused of harassment.

      That’s not looking good for the narrative.

      1. Wasn’t sure how large GamerGate was outside the GGAutoblocker list. I’ve not found anyone near me that knows what GG is or even cares about any of it so I feel like a lone wolf in my city.

  2. People are getting tired of the overused bullshit and the big names in the SJW hatemob are desperately looking for ways to stay relevant. They’ll only try to tighten their grip more with each loss.

  3. Business as usual it seems. That’s good, I’m looking forward to the coming days.

    That meetup in Austin tho, I can’t wait for NYC. It looks like so much fun.

  4. Alright time to hit some of these. Heartmob sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Next hey rest of the world stop blaming porn for everything! One it’s a billion dollar industry and two that means you son of a bitches are lying if you are going to take the “high ground” and act like you’ve never watched porn before. (EDIT: Turns out I was wrong on this factor. If I offended anyone I apologize. I will admit I made a mistake with this one) I’m not ashamed to admit it, hell I’m going to look up that actress later that was mentioned because I haven’t heard of her before. So Twitter get your head out of your ass and maybe think your down in revenue is because people are getting pissed about the rampant censorship that has been going on for a while. *Cough* Randi Harper *Cough*. Next oh look an Anti GGer taking pot shots at a GGer and not giving him the right to respond. Piece of shit. Also the Warpups comment. Ok let’s think about this for a second. A group of individuals that blindly follow a clearly bat shit insane tyrant and believes everything he says. And are willing to commit suicide (in your case career suicide) for him. Yeah that doesn’t sound like GG, that sounds like the group opposing it. I don’t have twitter but I just want to make one so I could tell him to fuck off. Next hey Reddit you know what would be a great idea, hiring Ellen Pao. What could possibly go wrong? And I’m done, see you tomorrow.

  5. HeartMob – Cardiac Arrest Posse?

    Twitter has its uses. This weekend @Nero nailed it when he noted the SJWs would block someone then continue the discussion.

    I can split Tweeters by their actions. If some tweet is found to be offensive, disturbing, insulting or unclear, the response:

    1. Explain that you don’t wish to engage at this level, or ask for clarification.

    2. Block.

    The former, I will honor respecting their desires.

    The latter shows the door to the mind is being closed. Locked and bolted.

    To the latter, I know that there are many trolls, but one often cannot easily tell if an account is “just business”, “G-rated”, or is willing to engage in discussion. If I err, is total unforgiveness the proper response? Ought not “three strikes” – with umpirical explanation be better?

  6. I don’t like porn, but (consensual disclaimer insert) believe in free speech. Even, especially some place like Twitter.

    The solution is to create a way to filter or create twitter communities where different – narrow or wide – standards can prevail.

    If I set my account to G, PG, or R or X, it should block tweets that go above the levels. By each tweet.

    The problem with Twitter is the double-mindedness where they want both to advertise “freedom” yet everything to be “G”.

    If an account was labeled “G”, I wouldn’t tweet even ambiguous things.

    The result of the epic fail is the singular alternative is to block or not.

  7. You think they would have learned a lesson after Twitter’s experiment in letting the two thin-skinned and skinflinted ideologues at WAM police their users backfired spectacularly after they quickly took on the errors of Dr Zaius, being both head of the ministry of science and chief defender of the faith.

  8. Anita’s starting an “anti-harassment” foundation? This is my shocked face: 8^|

    The only thing surprising about it is that she didn’t get on this grift way before LW1 and Blue Meth Whale did.

    I seriously do not see what these “foundations” are supposed to do that can’t already be done by reporting directly to the site that the harassment occurs on, or to the authorities if the harassment escalates to stalking or death threats. It’s an empty gesture meant to give the illusion that these people give a fuck about harassment and an easy way to collect tax-free lucre for doing next to nothing.

    1. Agree 100%

      This is just another way for Anita/Randi/Zoe to APPEAR to be doing something against cyber bullying while raking in the cash. The added advantage is seeming to have the moral high ground.

      I’d love to see any of them explain how they intend to combat online “abuse” as well as what makes then qualified to run a charity.

    1. But but but, having to hit the ignore button doesn’t solve the problem! these people are toxic and evil and icky and they need to silenced and people need to be (re)educated to know that what they’re doing is bad! Oh, wait, I’m sorry, no they’re not and anyone who thinks that isn’t really a gamer; they’re just a whiny cunt with thin skin.

  9. Is it bad to say that I’m (far as I know) the only member of GG that Faraci doesn’t have on his block bot? 😛

  10. So lets see:
    Kids across the world are still going hungry, thirsty and without a decent education. Their parents are trapped in crushing debt cycles just to provide some form of meager living for their families. Diseases that can be treated go untreated because their countries cant pay even a basic level for hospitals and medicines. And on top of all that some of these countries, like Nepal, have been struck by natural disasters and are crying out in desperation for aid and help from the west, as western governments pay lip service to the notion of international aid and send the bare minimum they can get away with while claiming to have helped.
    Domestically there are men, women and children living on or below the poverty line with no real access to healthcare, and eating at food banks just so their kids get a decent meal once a day while their parents work a series of zero hour contract minimum wage jobs like some modern form of slave labor. Veterans and others who have fallen ill and through society’s moth eaten safety nets are homeless and sleeping on the streets.
    Every single dollar and cent spare could go towards those areas which need desperate funding as an emergency.
    BUT NO! The SJW Elite want you to send money to some pack of well off whiny ass buttercups and snowflakes who give hugz and supportz to fellow well off snowflakes and buttercups who have had their fee feez hurtz by mean old trolls on their twatphone and iPrat Twatter streamz.

    The Joker said it so well….. THIS TOWN NEEDS AN ENEMA!

    1. The Joker has come to embody that much needed element of Chaos in the world that cleanses it after “Order” has resulted in stagnation and corruption. Chaos shakes things up and creates a vacuum to be filled which allows new things to come into being. I’ll be honest, as a student and scholar of history I have only held esteem for humanity when they are building towards something (either constructively or destructively). Otherwise they are stagnant and corrupt and in bad need of a culling. The Joker has the right idea: let Anarchy reign and the world will sort itself out.

    1. We should tweet a rebuttal video for that 10 hours bullshit and hashtag it #heartmob on twitter, so everyone can see how bogus these people are.

        1. Well yes, but in the case of the 10 hours walking video, and the 2 minutes they were able to publish after 10 hours, it is a blatantly obvious cash grab, lol

          1. *they didn’t want to upload the full video
            *the woman said she was an aspiring actor
            *ends with “donate”

            I didn’t realize it was a cash grab because I just saw it as bullshit and tossed it away

  11. The GG Meetups need to keep happening. Like the GGinDC meetup they put light to Gamer Gate. Milo as I read told an NPR Reporter to come down to the DC event and have his, “prejudices challenged.” As meetups happen each shows just how off base the media narrative has been.

    The GGAutoblocker (which I am on) does not bother me. When I encounter someone who is blocking me I block them back. “Good fences make good neighbors.” I wonder what they would do if someone built an inverse GGAutoblocker. Something that determined the users of the GGAutoblocker and then blocked them.

    Devin Faraci, who? I had to go look him up. I suppose he’s doing this to get inside the seven degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon. I find it funny that someone who’s avatar picture looks like Mr. French, and Captain Kangaroo had a love child would call out anyone else.

    Just my musings.

  12. It has “mob” in the name… wow. And isn’t this going to create some friction between literally who’s “CON” and this Kickstarter? lol this gun be gud.

    1. lol, the best part, is this “HeartMob” bullshit looks like a replacement for…. wait for it…. TUMBLR. I don’t really think they need a new social network to talk about how they are so ‘harassed’ online.

      “Lets make a website where we can talk about how harassed we are and block people who disagree” – Like that hasn’t been tried before. They’re welcome to go ahead and keep doing this, and each time their network will be as irrelevant as the last.

    2. heh, re-read this comment maybe the two projects should merge, and then become “ConMob”

  13. Twitter is going to become the social media platform of the Neo-Puritans. Highly censored and with very little capacity to say anything meaningful.

  14. “Known for it’s liberal attitude towards free speech and anonymity” – the fact that ANYONE would write that shows you we are officially past the tipping point. You have sanctimonious pieces of garbage actually DEMEANING the most scared, important aspects of Western Civilization – Free Speech and Anonymity. Get the torches and pitchforks.

    1. If I remember correctly, something similar was said about 4chan when all those threads/posts were being deleted. Then at the end of that statement was something like “the only thing 4chan DOESN’T allow is child porn.”

      So without actually saying it directly, it was implied that GG was worse than child porn.
      Our pal Wu has stated the above MANY times.

      She also said that GG was “kicked out of 4chan.” It was my understanding that many GG people left due to the censorship and moved over to 8chan…

      1. I think that anyone who says that ANYTHING is worse that child porn/child abuse should be ripped from their ass and/or cunt to their mouth with a linoleum knife. Seriously, I can think of anything worse than child abuse. Nothing. I would rather 1,000 women/men/farm animals be raped than a single child be victimized. Sounds extreme, but I value innocence above all else and if I caught someone harming a child they wouldn’t be able to describe what I’d do to them in the local news. They’d have to refer to it as “please go out and rent a copy of Hellraiser 1-3”.

      2. And yes, GG wasn’t kicked out of 4chan; 4chan lost a huge number of their sincere/mature posters who migrated to 8chan, away from the Janitors and their Hot Pockets. Censorship will not be tolerated and at the end of the day all it does is serve to promote the Streisand Effect.

        1. That’s what I thought. I typically don’t visit the Chan’s or Reddit – too easy to lose multiple hours of my (limited) free time…

  15. It’s sickening the kind of willful double think that goes on at Wikipedia for people to claim the ethics changes (and concealing all the firings) had nothing to do with Gamergate but really it was all about “the women and minorities”. Seriously, the victim narrative is getting fucking tiresome. These people have crossed the line from misinformed and stupid into Nazi Brown Shirts.

    1. I ask this (facetious) question every time Wu says “I got a call from GamerGate”.

      HOW EXACTLY DOES SHE KNOW IT’S GAMERGATE ON THE FUCKING PHONE?

      Does GamerGate have a 1 800 number? Does her phones caller ID say ” GamerGate”?

      Why hasn’t she turned over these supposed direct links to “GamerGate” to the authorities?

    2. I wouldn’t talk to Wu if they offered me a BelAZ 75710 Dump Truck load of Krugerrands, and a quarter to make the call.

      1. I would.

        Do you have any clue how useful $15 Billion would be in crushing these people?

  16. Good update and yeah Ralph thanks for pointing out Faraci’s use of my picture that way! I will obviously stay based I would have been alot less sickened by his actions if he at least tagged me in and unblocked me…

    Keep up the good work man!

    1. Man I am so sorry. That was a dick move. I don’t have a twitter but I am so tempted to just make one so I can tell Faraci to go fuck himself for ya. Figured I would get blocked instantly.

          1. According to some, I’m personally not familiar with how i would go about this cause im in a different country.

            Theres also the fact that i am gonna be tied down for some life stuff for the next 3 to 6 months at least an i wouldn’t be able to take action because of that.

  17. Someone needs to write an exposé about these bogus “Anti-harrassment” “charities” being formed by ACTUAL HARRASSERS (at least in the case of Zoe & Randi).

    Maybe detail all of the horrible, hateful, racist tweets and/or forum posts of these individuals?

  18. So this new scam by Anita already has over $20,000 thrown at it?

    I think I’m in the wrong line of work…

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