Exposing The Publisher: Using Sandy Hook To Further An Agenda


shoe pounderIn the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shooting in Connecticut, I was left with a feeling of disgust and deep, personal sadness. Working for an inspection company, using Infrared techniques in the mid 2000’s, I had an opportunity to work for that school district. Though I never had the opportunity to visit that school in particular, I did work with many in that community.

However, when I read this article blog posted by the Publisher of that over opinionated web site, that I hate to mention, I had never felt more disgusted by a human being in my life. Not even the shooter of this cold blooded, child massacre could disgust me more than the man named Mark Hallburn. Known in my world as The Publisher.

For those of you new to whom this man is, let me give you a reason, a bullet point list if you will, why I go after scumbags like this.

Certified delusional.
Grandiose sense of entitlement.
Manipulative.
No compassion for anyone, other than himself.
Liar.
Cheater.
Criminal.

Look, my list could go on but what really bothers me about someone like this is he uses our 1st amendment like it was a cheap whore. He refers to that anytime he is stifled to saying something, anything, whether it’s true or not. But he has twisted his lies and halve truths around so much in his lifetime that nothing he says is even close to the truth. He then will abuse your right to free speech when your opinion is a counter or doesn’t agree with his. He has blocked myself and many detractors from posting the truth or viable comments from his web site, his Facebook page and other places. That’s not a complaint. I don’t care that he does that to me. I will still get the truth out.

Back to the original crux of this blog post. (Note, I did not claim to be a journalist of a news site, but let me be perfectly clear on what you are about to read. I did my research on this subject, which I can promise you, the Publisher…did not.) What disgusted me the most about The Publisher’s recent blog post that he tries to call a news story? The fact that he would even remotely use it in his ongoing custody battle with his second ex-wife and the judge that is over seeing that case. In a nutshell, Mark’s past has caught up with him and he has limited visitation with his son. For a good reason. Everything this mostly unemployed, criminal blowhard (and lets not forget the documentation of his delusion) has been taken into account in his custody battle, including the risk of flight with the child. Yet he tries to blame judges for the massacre in Newtown.

We begin with his first paragraph;

The Sandy Hook School massacre has left many people asking why. Before the shell casings cooled, the ‘why’ debate started. Gun critics blamed the National Rifle Association. Mental Health critics blamed the lack of mental health care. Almost overlooked in the debate were headlines from The Los Angeles Times: Connecticut Shooter Was Estranged From Father. The sub headline stated that the shooter “Hadn’t seen his father in two years-despite the father’s efforts. Another headline read, “Upset by divorce? Outsider? Seeking clues in school shooter’s past.

First off, Adam Lanza wasn’t set off to do what he did by not being able to see his father. It was his mental instability that led to these horrific acts. A product of today’s culture and politically correct nature. If a parent was to blame (and they weren’t) it would be his mother more so than his father. You see, Nancy Lanza was ready to move to Washington state (she is also a bit of a Survivalist as it turns out) and get Adam some help. Adam thought he was just going to be sent away. If that was his trigger, then what could anyone do?

Yet, here is The Publisher, taking an LA Times (very liberal and out of touch with this story being 3500 miles away) article and using it as a basis for his story to do one thing. Further his agenda. He hates Judge Kelly (the judge in his custody battle) so much that he will grasp at any shred of information that will help him sell his side of the story.

His side is false. I did my own research. A few phone calls and some friendly advise later and I was able to get the court documents (which are now of public record) of the Lanza’s divorce. Here is what I found;

The documents suggest the couple argued very little. They agreed to split up their jewelry, clothes and family photos and the usual banal items. Adam would live with his mother, the couple agreed, and they agreed to talk about the important decisions when they came up.

If they couldn’t agree on something when it came to Adam’s upbringing, Nancy “shall make the final decision,” according to the Sept. 24, 2009, settlement approved by Judge Stanley Novak.

Reading it over, there is nothing in the divorce court file that mentions why the couple decided to split or any underlying problems. The file simply says the marriage “has broken down irretrievably and there is no possibility of getting back together.” There was never a time that Adam Lanza was denied a chance to see his father nor was peter Lanza denied a chance to see his son.

So what The Publisher has done once again is taken someone else’s opinion, that happens to fit his agenda, and made it the underlying problem of Adam Lanza when quite clearly, he was just unstable. I could stop right there Mark continues;

There are many psychological studies and statistics that prove that children who come from broken homes suffer. Too many to list here. Many others prove that children without the strong presence of fathers in their lives also suffer. Yet America allows these situations to continue.

I don’t argue that point at all. That is true. But I say it is only a small part in this situation with Lanza. It certainly isn’t the judges fault.  What i take umbrage with is that he is saying we are  allowing this to happen.  No we aren’t.  What we have allowed is a decline in our family nucleolus.  We’ve forgiven too many moral inconsistencies and not been heavy handed enough with punishment and correction within the homes.  We try, oh we do indeed try, but we’ve been forced to get a second job while the spouse has been forced to get a full time one as well, leaving out kids to fend way too much entirely by themselves.

Here in West Virginia, Putnam(redeacted).com has identified two judges whose anti-fatherhood and anti-family stances are improper: Kanawha County Family Court Judge Michael J. Kelly and Supreme Court Justice Menis E. Ketchum.

In the case of Bill Henry, Kelly refused to return Henry’s runaway teenage daughter to him. She was staying with friends. In doing so, Kelly improperly stripped Henry’s right to be a father to his daughter. At one point the insensitive and arrogant Kelly said that “Anyone can live with anything for 19 days” but never reversed his temporary order.

We don’t know what happened in this case.  Number one, the video that the Publisher was given was edited and cut down to a 5 second clip of Judge Kelly’s quote.  We have no context to why that was said.  Number two, this is a child’s case and all records are sealed.  There is no information available as to why the Judge decreed what he did and there is no basis to what actually happened.  Again, a douchebag saying things to make you believe someone is corrupt.

In the case of Putnam(redacted).com Publisher Mark Hallburn, Kelly reduced Hallburn’s parenting time to less than 70-percent based on false allegations in a temporary custody hearing. Later, it was determined that the allegations were false and made merely on “beliefs” rather than fact. Despite numerous requests, Kelly has refused to reverse his fatally-flawed ruling and even rejected an Emergency Father’s Day visitation motion because he did not receive it 10 days before Father’s Day. Obviously Kelly does not understand the definition of “Emergency.”

I am surprised that The Publisher doesn’t pull a hammy when he reaches for these preposterous statements. First off, the allegations are, indeed, true. It’s been proven before in the past. This means that when it extends to the custody hearing, it’s still true. There are NO false allegations here. There is only fact that Mark cannot function normally within normal society and that has been proven time and again as well. The Publisher is also known to file a harassing amount of FOIA’s, lawsuit paperwork and motions such as this “emergency” fathers day visitation motion. He also demands the most ridicules forms of compensation when he feels wronged. Ten million dollars from AEP when his power flickered for 9 seconds, 1 million from a doctors office for making him wait and most recently he wanted his dead mother unearthed and brought back to life. I’ll let you read that and soak it in.

Done?

I know right!? Let’s continue;

Sidebar:

During the broadcast of my radio show I was informed (by a reliable source) that Mark Hallburns visitation rights sit at 25%.  That’s semantic’s you douchebag!  The Publisher says “below 70%” yet the real story comes out.  It’s such a small percentage because of his own wrong doings.

End Sidebar.

When Ketchum asked for-and received Emergency Father’s Day motion from Hallburn his arrogant response was to violate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and order Hallburn not to contact the West Virginia Supreme Court about the case any longer. Kelly later retaliated by refusing to let Hallburn’s son travel with him out-of-state SPECIFICALLY because Hallburn complained to Ketchum who responded with the illegal order.

::coughBULLSHITcough::

How is this breaking his 1st amendment right? He’s already proven to be a harassing lunatic and can’t grasp the concept of “a right to” and “an abuse of” the first amendment. Judge Kelly wasn’t retaliating against anything. He was simply doing his job of protecting the child in this case. By the way, this was when The Publisher wanted to take his kid to see his dying grandmother which you just read about.

Kelly’s antics are nothing new. The group Men and Women Against Discrimination (bunch of crackpots) called for Kelly’s removal (didn’t work, failed miserably) from the bench years ago after he testified that he ignored (no, did his job) state law about parental custody. In the Hallburn case he commented that state law would not allow either parent to get primary custody-then, in his wrongful temporary ruling, gave primary custody to Dolores Halburn. Nearly a year later, because Kelly has not issued a final (close enough, just a matter of final details) divorce decree, that “temporary” ruling remains in effect, denying Mark Hallburn his proper rights as a father. This is classic Kelly misconduct (actually, he is just letting Mark hang himself): Acknowledge the law, then circumvent it (which The Publisher does with the truth). He clearly does this because the West Virginia Supreme Court, including Ketchum, allow Kelly to do this.

When Ketchum handed down the Administrative Order, he violated federal constitutional law. When Kelly cited that order and retaliated against Hallburn, he also violated federal constitutional law.

What law?  The right to be a douchebag, pond scum swiller?

Kelly and Ketchum claim to be highly educated men. However, their arrogance and misconduct only prove that they are fools that somehow managed to earn law degrees-then sucker voters into electing them. Kelly and Ketchum lack common decency and common sense. Therefore they have no business serving on any bench.

Blah Blah Blah. You know, I thought I was bad when I got on my rants about things that piss me off. At least I had the common sense to get my facts straight before I go off at the mouth. The Publisher has his running like a whip-poor-wills rear end. So Judge Kelly doing his job is nothing more than just antics and shenanigans to The Publisher? That’s just like the losers that owe money in Judge Watkins court and they get all PC and defensive when he yells at them for it. They bring false charges and force the man to change something that wasn’t really wrong to begin with. Oh and as far as the decree for Mark’s custody hearing? It’s pretty much final. But due to Mark’s own paperwork crush on the court system, it hasn’t been officially finalized. Thus, Judge Kelly can change this to fit the situation properly. This means Mark will lose even more visitation time because of his own selfishness, senselessness and stupidity.

I will state that after reading up on some cases that both Kelly and Ketchem have been involved with, they are truly intelligent and forthright men. They take their jobs to heart and have a passion about the law. They will not let a few bad apples make this system weak and for that, people point at them and say “he’s not fair, he’s not smart.”

Some may say that removing two judges over two cases is extreme. However, there are many more people that contacted Putnam(redacted).com citing abuse by Kelly. They are simply afraid that he will retaliate against them (like he did with Hallburn) and do not want their names and cases published. This alone is grounds to remove a judge. No one should have to fear retaliation-including the loss of precious time with their children.

This is not an outright lie…but it’s pretty close. No one of importance has contact The Publisher other than a few jilted Kool-aid drinkers and of course, The Publisher’s own cronies, namely Troy Sexton, whom just has a problem with the entire system because, well quite frankly, he’s an idiot. You see, in a nutshell, The Publisher likes to embellish things and he does it so much, he actually believes his own stories. But there will never be one ounce of proof supplied. By the way, no one other than the criminals that have faced these judges fears any due process.

In fairness to the courts, there are abusive fathers. Same for mothers. Each should be kept from their children until counseling and other intervention takes place. However, neither Hallburn or Henry abused their children and too many fathers are held back from parenting simply because ignorant judges automatically award primary custody to mothers.

Abusive fathers? Yes, there are certainly abusive fathers. I can name one right off the top of my head that The Publisher pals around with and defends. Troy Sexton. Oh wait, there’s another. Convicted child molester, Bob Harper. As far as Hallburn is concerned, what Judge Kelly is really doing is keeping the kid safe from a volatile, angry man that has little to his name and a shoddy job track record. There would be no way that kid would be safe with that man over the course of time. Visitations (and less of it in this case) is the key to the child’s safety.  Also, in Bill Henry’s case, we don’t know the man and we don’t know what happened behind closed doors that made the child run away.  He doesn’t air any dirty laundry in some blog publicly.

At this point, I know I have pretty much poked holes in every argument or statement The Publisher has made but I will offer up evidence that he alone has provided. I want you to read this next quote closely and if you have an ounce of common sense you will see the evidence as plain as day.

Complaints have been filed against both Kelly and Ketchum with the West Virginia Judicial Investigative Commission. It claims to have processes to deal with bad judges. However, those processes are broken and must be immediately replaced. The JIC has no option other than to do the following: 1) IMMEDIATELY order Kelly and Ketchum to restore every moment of lost time with their children. EVERY moment. This means rolling back the clock-which will be a huge challenge for Kelly and Ketchum-but is their problem. 2) IMMEDIATELY remove from the bench. 3) Throw them into prison for violating federal constitutional law. 4) Set down standards to make sure this does not happen again. 5) Change the way the JIC conducts business so that judges are properly supervised to make sure this does not happen again. 6) Turn over custody rulings to juries consisting of parents. 7) Order the West Virginia Supreme Court to immediately allow temporary orders to be appealed. 8) Turn over all courtroom videos to the news media for us to publish. (Redact the names of cases and digitize the images of petitioners and respondents) 9) Allow reporters into family law courtrooms to keep an eye on judges. 10) Allow the public to address the West Virginia Supreme Court justices at every hearing. 11) Transform the JIC into a civilian review board. 12) Two-year terms for all judges. 13) Recalls for all public officials-elected, appointed, and hired. This must include judges. 14) Term limits for all elected public officials-including judges.

All of these things must happen by the close of business, Friday, December 21, 2012 so that fathers can make sure their rights to be with their children are not violated on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

First off, there are no viable complaints. Secondly, most of them are filed by The Publisher himself. But did you read that? An insane rambling of a list of things that he wants done to the judges, the system and the Constitution itself and he wanted all done within a few days so he could what? Spend a few hours with a boy that doesn’t really want to spend anymore time with him other than to get some fast food and a bike. Other than that, the kid would have had to sit around on the couch watching movies and cartoons that his dad bought (that will turn him as gay as Perez Hilton) while daddy plays newspaper man and posts his drivel on an online diary of hate.  I don’t even have to go over the insanity that is this list he posted that he demanded be done. Do I? DO I?!

I didn’t think so.

Finally, the nail in the coffin for this entire article. The one line in this entire article that goes a long way to prove that Mark Hallburn, aka The Publisher, is nothing more than a raving lunatic with a sense of entitlement bigger than our national debt. It also shows how much of a threat he is to the general public.

It’s highly unlikely that any West Virginia father will shoot up a school like the incident in Connecticut. However we simply cannot afford another Sandy Hook incident or any other problems with our children because of the courts continuing to improperly interfere with the rights of fathers to parent their children.

A threat? Indeed.

It proves that this man is no more than a low life, looking to get first in line with his hand out for the government cheese, using and stepping on anyone (including his kid) to get there. As the great Mike Balburn, who’s super secret identity remains hidden for obvious reasons, the one that leads the way in revealing the ugliness of Mark Hallburn’s antics has pointed out on many occasions;

“Given his degree of agitation and volatility noted during our examination, any threats made by Mr. Halburn should be taken seriously and dealt with appropriately.”

Taken directly from Mark Hallburn’s own psychiatric report. It’s time to put this guy in his place and that means an extreme decision. Remove him from public and lock him away where he can pretend to be a news reporter, a home owner, a job holder and a loving father all he wants, only, he won’t be hurting anyone with his pretend life.

They call it…a Threepeat!


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It started as a hobby.  This broadcasting thing, that is.  Though the seeds of broadcasting were planted in my youth, it wasn’t until 2002 that I began my career, if you will, as a radio broadcaster.

That youth I mentioned?  Those seeds?  Planted in my brain in the backyard of my parents house while playing wiffle ball with my brother.  What young boy could resist calling out a shot that sails over the split rail fence that marked the outfield wall of the backyard wiffle ball stadium?  I say few, my friends.  very few.

From those days of announcing every Redsox player that played in the pros from 1975 to 1983 as if they stepped up to bat in front of the peach colored shed that doubled as the backstop of our stadium, to the day I fired up my first Fancast broadcast in October of 2002, I never had a clue I’d make the impact as I have.

Joining TalkRadioX in 2006, I have gone from broadcasting fantasy sports on the week ends to a full fledged daily talk show and a weekend “club” atmosphere show with music and callers.  I was just happy I could do what I have fun doing.

Yet, what I am most proud of out of all this?  Being one of the 50 most influential net based broadcasters (along with my fellow compatriots at TRX) for the third year in a row.  Damn skippy.

Exposing The Publisher #4


For months, Mark Halburn has boasted that he doesn’t allow comments from readers on his site to prevent things like unsubstantiated attacks or false statements from appearing. He claims he doesn’t have the time to moderate these kinds of posts, so as long as that’s the case, readers will never truly have the chance to interact, respond or refute the publisher’s work.

Mark Halburn is self-serving, unscrupulous, unethical and an embarrassment to the thousands of hardworking men and women who call themselves journalists. The reason we do these posts is to pick through the lies, the half-truths and the garbage to show you exactly what Mark Halburn is all about — something you’d never get from reading only his news site.

So, we encourage you to please pass along these “Exposing the Publisher” posts to allow Putnam County residents to see that their self-proclaimed news leader is really the leader in telling outright lies.

Fact: Troy Sexton is an employee of Turnpike Chevrolet in Nitro.

Fact: Turnpike Chevrolet has been a banner advertiser of PutnamLive.com

Fact: Since that banner advertisement, no negative coverage of Troy Sexton has appeared on the site in original form. The only negative stories are simply links from other publications, and these links are buried to mislead the reader.

Fact: It has never been mentioned that Turnpike was/is an advertiser. This clear conflict of interest should have been stated up front in any positive article written about Troy Sexton. You’ll notice it’s not.

Fact: These are truths you’ll only read here.

Introduction by Flipper, the Editing Bottlenose

Article by Tyler Hollywood

SEXTON:  Report  Says  Children  Weren’t  Abused

“Troy Sexton has been saying all along that he never abused his children. It appears he is telling the truth. “

My Response: Are you high? There is nothing about Troy Sexton that I would want to get behind and support here. What is this “publisher” thinking by throwing his support behind a child beater with a crocked up disorder like Intermittent Explosive Disorder. That is a complete bullshit disorder, made up as an excuse for the criminally stupid.  He lost his temper and made a bad choice. You live with shit like that, not find a scapegoat. By the way, anyone I know that says they have this? Can leave the room now.

Shit stains.

“Sexton, who was convicted of multiple domestic battery charges after he pleaded no contest claims he is the victim of a “witch hunt” after he spoke out against an accuser at his sons’ football practice.”

My Response: Witch hunt my ass. He was witnessed picking one kid up by the ankle and carrying him like that and pushing the other one down to the ground. There was nothing to be accused of. He did it and was seen doing it! Witch hunt my ass.

Shit stain.

“I pleaded to keep my kids out of having to go to court,” says Sexton. “I was protecting them. I had no idea people would turn me into a ‘villain’ and that I would go to jail.”

My Response: Bullshit. You pled no contest because had you pled innocent, you’d end up in jail for much longer and you knew you were fucking guilty.

Shit stain.

“But Sexton did go to jail, for 30 days, then admitted he made harassing phone calls when he says his family was being harassed. (And served 20 days in jail, concurrently). He also is serving two years of supervised probation for his domestic battery convictions, something he is very critical and angry about.”

My Response: He should shut his whole and be happy he’s not in jail for two years. Sexton went to jail because he broke the law. He should be in jail longer for beating up his own kids. But no. We give these asswipes carte blanch with these stupid disorders and excuses. Doctors, lawyers, fake newshounds and child beaters should all be herded up and shot.

Shit stains.

“Through the process, Sexton has been made the target of many abusive comments on many Internet blogs-usually by anonymous bloggers.”

My Response: Fuckin right he has. He deserves it. He’s the one that wants to be a public figure. Posting incredibly boorish You Tube videos about his man crush on Joe Beimel and beating your kids IN PUBLIC!

I can’t say shit stain anymore. I’m being fined $25 bucks each time I say it.

“I made the phone calls,” confesses Sexton. “I fought back like any father would do.” He says there is a huge difference between chewing someone out on the telephone and being a child abuser.”

My Response: You made the phone calls because you don’t know when to shut your hole. By the way, yes, there is a huge difference in chewing someone out on the phone and being a child abuser. You did both! Beat your kids and then harassed the witnesses.

Shit stain. I don’t care anymore. Put it on my tab.

“So Sexton doesn’t claim to be an “angel.” And he has provided a copy of an official report, verified by PutnamLIVE.com, that says he didn’t abuse his children, so he isn’t a “devil” either.”

My Response: Umm…look at that report a little closer, Mr. Publisher. Oh, at least Sexton admits he’s not an angel, but you, Mr. Publisher, can do no wrong and your shit doesn’t stink. I beg to differ.

“That Children’s Protective Services report says that allegations involving two of his children were investigated and in each case, the child “WAS NOT ABUSED BY TROY SEXTON.” The report, posted above, used capital letters.”

My Response: Number one, you can’t even read that report on your fucking 1996 web site, Mr. Publisher. You purposely supplied a shitty copy. If you read that entire thing it shows some namby pamby didn’t want to pull the trigger on the word abuse because of some apathetic reason, or the fact he or she believes in this whole IED bullshit. If you read further, the risk of these incidences happening again with Troy are moderate. Not slim. Moderate. Now why state that if it wasn’t abuse of some kind. There is no gray area here and you fuckstains at CPS are ignoring that fact.

“CPS would not comment on the report, other than for verification, and was stunned that PutnamLIVE.com obtained a copy. “We don’t release those,” said a CPS employee who declined to be identified. “‘lease tell us you didn’t get that from us!’

We didn’t.”

My Response: Then where did you get it? No doubt they were very surprised to find out you had a copy. Did Troy give it to you? All in an effort to gain some sort of sympathy? Sympathy from a no talent hack that threw Sexton under a bus over at the TBA blogs? If not from Troy, how did you get the document, Mr. Publisher? Hmmm? It certainly wasn’t through any FOIA attempt. That’s not public. And I gotta say, for you to be publishing the document on your blog has got to be highly unethical. I hope you get busted.

“But while Sexton was cleared of abuse, the report does go on to say that the ‘Risk that abuse and/or neglect may occur in the future was also found to be MODERATE.’ “

My Response: Oh look. I think I just pointed out that very thing. How nice of you to notice that too. Troy? Bus. Bus? Troy.

Shit stain.

“It should also be stated that Sexton was not accused of abusing all of his children or his wife. He says there is a good reason for that.”

“I love my wife and children. I would never hurt them. I didn’t hurt them,” Sexton stresses. “This whole thing has been a nightmare. Someday I will tell the whole story. It’s scary what they put me through.”

My Response: We already know the story. What’s scary is Troy Sexton not sitting in some jail cell, awaiting to be popped in the bung hole by some cell block leader named Damian. Oh, and I have a feeling why he hasn’t been accused of abusing his other kid or his wife…

…he hasn’t been caught doing that yet.
::collective gasp::

Hey hey hey…just my opinion. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

“Even Putnam Circuit Judge O.C. “Hobby” Spaulding questioned the motives of law enforcement when Sexton’s wife’s home was searched even though police knew Troy Sexton was not staying there.”

My Response: S.O.P people. Standard Operating Procedure. Live with it, shit stains.

“I do get the feeling that it has turned a little, and the state is only doing this as punitive,” Spaulding said, in open court. Still, Spaulding sentenced Sexton to 30 days in jail, a major reduction from the six months previously imposed by Putnam County Magistrate Kimberly M. Blair-Caruthers.”

My Response: See? This is what kills me. This judge had no nutsack. Either that or Troy’s wife was under the judges desk messing up her lip stick. Fuck you, Spaulding. You are a politically correct pansy and shouldn’t be wearing a robe.

“Sexton says nothing can undo the jail time or the harassment that he has endured from his critics. All he wants to do is clear his name and enjoy the family that he was separated from. And, he may move out of Putnam County, because he doesn’t feel like he will ever be treated fairly. “The system hates me,” Sexton says.”

My Response: There’s a reason you are hated, you fuckstick. You beat your kids. You are borderline retarted too. And no, that’s not an excuse either in my book. You deserved more jail time, you deserve the harassment that you have been getting (because Lord knows you have done more than your fair share of harassing others) and you will never, ever clear your name. Not even with the help of some shit for brains blogger that thinks he is more than the waste of air he is.

Zynga To Shut Down Farmville!?


San Francisco, CA: The popular online game, Farmville, created for Facebook by California based Zynga Games, has been added to a list of game applications that will soon be shut down. The rumored shut down will take place around June 1st, 2010. Farmville, that ever so quirky game where users build small communities in the form of farms. It’s a social experiment dipped steeply in social media and is addicting.

According to a source inside the corporate offices on Vermont Street in San Francisco, the game had become too addictive and is full of backdoors that allow too much in the way of Internet hacking. Millions of people play the game, usually through it’s Facebook application and many of those millions are addicted to the game.

“It’s so addictive, it can cost you money, not to mention a loss of sleep, focus and even family and friends.”, the source is quoted as saying. One young boy, in the UK, spent roughly $1,400 and it was billed over a two week period during a part of Farmville that allows users to spend real cash to get virtual money in order to buy items for their farm.  He wiped out his own savings before ringing up the rest on his mothers credit card.

Phishing and hacking incidents are also numerous. Several players have complained about passwords being phished or stolen after adding friends to be “neighbors” in Farmville. Several hoaxes have also disrupted game play as players take the time to post about virus warnings which turn out to be false.

“A virus warning circulating among players of FarmVille is a hoax, security experts have warned.

The hoax message, which claims that malware is being spread by links which offer players the ability to send three eggs at once, supposedly comes from Norton – a brand name used by security firm Symantec.

However, security experts said that the hoax message could be causing just as much disruption to players as a real virus would, and warned players not to circulate it.”, said our source.

Both pharming and phishing are methods used to steal personal information from unsuspecting people over the Internet.

Phishing typically involves fraudulent bulk e-mail messages that guide recipients to legitimate-looking but fake Web sites and try to get them to supply personal information like account passwords.

Pharming tampers with the domain-name server system so that traffic to a Web site is secretly redirected to a different site altogether, even though the browser seems to be displaying the Web address you wanted to visit.

“Many organizations aren’t alerted that their site is being pharmed in time to alert and protect their customers and many more organizations have no way to show their examiners and IT committee that their pharming defense solution is compliant.”, says the source. “Based on a look at our own defenses, it was decided to shut the game down as the problems had become too numerous.

Of course, this entire article was created as an experiment to see how freaked out Farmville users would get when given the news that it will be shut down.  It’s totally fictitious and untrue.   If I have created mass hysteria, I have succeeded in my plans for the day. No word yet on the fate of Cafe World.

Frontier 50 List!


For the second year in a row, Tyler Hollywood (and his show The Bad Side…LIVE) has made Talkers Magazine’s Frontier 50 list!

This list is a list of the top 50 most influential Internet radio or web based program hosts.   Here is an excerpt from Talkers Magazine;

“NEW YORK –– In this issue of TALKERS magazine we are pleased to launch the second annual installment of a new feature titled “The Frontier Fifty: A Selection of Outstanding Talk Media Webcasters.” It is an alphabetical list of 50 talk “acts” consisting of a wide variety of hosts, teams and shows representing a cross section of the important pioneering work taking place in the burgeoning world of internet talk media.

The continuing publication of such an “editorial staff’s choice” in this magazine marks another evolutionary milestone as, together, we experience the fascinating transition between the AM/FM/VHF/UHF (“terrestrial”) domination of pop culture during the second half of the 20th century and the emerging internet media’s (“stickless”) reign over the first half of the 21st –– already a decade underway.

We thank our friends at Broadcasters General Store for their continued sponsorship of this ambitious and optimistic feature. Their faith in it is a sign that there is, in fact, a “new industry” of enormous potential proportions emerging before us all. We also are proud in this pivitol issue to shine the TALKERS magazine light on one of the major players in this exciting new dimension of the talk business.”

This is the second year in a row Tyler has been featured on the Frontier 50 and joining him are fellow TRX hosts Radio Dan, Antubert, Sir Darryl, Doc Rock and Crissy & Brian from the Crissy & Brian Show.

It’s rumored that famous blogger Jacque Jo (www.girlofwords.com) has scored an interview with Mr. Hollywood and will be released sometime in the future.

Markzilla Ruins “New Moon” Release Party!


Hurricane, WV: The Hurricane Walmart recently hosted a release party of the Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD.  Hundreds of 16 year old girls flocked to the retail giant to scarf up their copy of the highly over rated, excruciatingly talentless movie.

“Oh…MMM….GEEE!” Screamed one little 14 year old as she ran around the store dressed as one of the characters.  Which one, we didn’t really care to ask.  Others were dressed as their favorite characters as well.  One little boy of around 12 seemed a bit confused.  He was dressed as Harry Potter and was a bit dejected when he found out it was for New Moon.

“At least I got a Werewolf cupcake.” He said when someone asked if he was disappointed.  “Well, half of one.  Some fat guy that smelled like KFC ate most of them.” The boy added.

Besides the screaming 16 year old girls there were screaming effeminate 16 year old boys too, like wise dressed as their favorites.   One dad was seen running his hands over his face.

“When my son was born I didn’t realize I would end up with three daughters.”  He shook his head as he watched his two daughters and his son, skip around the store as they awaited the release of the DVD.

Horror struck, however, when at 12:15AM the store was reduced to ashes and twisted metal after a mythical creature known as Markzilla grew angry from all the noise.  The devastation was quick.  Local police had no comment so as to not create a panic by confirming the horror that is Markzilla.

The destruction did not deter the producers of the Twilight Saga as they announced that Eclipse (the third movie in the series based on the authors sexual fantasies) will indeed be made.

Exposing The Publisher #3


The following is part number three in an ongoing investigative reveal into shoddy writing and blogging in the guise of journalism.    Our goal here as part of the Trash Bloggers Alliance is to make sure you know the truth and to make you aware of free Speech abuse.

HPD CITES FREELANCE REPORTER SMITH

By Mark Halburn

“One week after he witnessed the City of Hurricane violating the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, city police cited a freelance reporter who was trying to review public documents. “

Oh for God sake. Now there are two fat boys wandering around Putnam County flashing a Press Pass that does mean shit. And before you “details” people that like to get on me at the start of an article tear down, I know this Smith guy is a freelancer. That doesn’t mean he is any better than Mark Halbun and it certainly doesn’t make his Press Pass any more viable. It also doesn’t help him break the law either by requesting free information on certain documents. Have these two ever heard of a right to privacy…that they complain about not getting?!

“Lawrence J. Smith, 29,of Hurricane, was cited for misdemeanor Obstructing and Trespassing by HPD Officer C.K. Eggleton.”

Mark? You call yourself a substitute teacher? I hope it’s not in math. Smith’s birthday is 03/28/70 and if you bother to check your details and counted more than just your toes and fingers, you’d know Smith is 39, not 29. Even Flipper was able to catch that!


“Smith, who writes for The West Virginia Record, The State Journal, and Putnam(BLOB).com, says he was researching criminal records for a lawsuit filed regarding an incident at a Hurricane bar but was told he had to file a Freedom of Information Act request for a routine review. When he asked to see a copy of that policy, he says he was ordered to leave the HPD lobby and was cited. Smith was not jailed.”

He doesn’t write for Putnam(BLOB).com! He’d probably charge Mark for doing a piece and we all know Mark is not making any money off his site with all his “advertising trading” he does. As for the reason he was cited, there would be no reason he would have been unless HE got out of control. He’s just like Mark. Doesn’t want to pay for any information, doesn’t take no for an answer, was probably talking to a female at first and pushed a little too far. An officer was called and he was cited becuase he wouldn’t shut his fat jowls and go away and do things the right way. All he had to do was fill out the FOIA and get the review. If he was looking for more the town can say “fuck you, pal” this is an ongoing case. This is the worse case of Halburnian Disorder I have seen yet.

“Law enforcement agencies rarely require FOIA filings to review arrest documents, including criminal complaints and citations.”

Bullshit. Each case is determined on it’s own merits based on the current standing of the investigation. You get squat if it’s on going, you shit for brains. That statement you published is a lie.

“The City of Hurricane has a history of violating West Virginia FOIA law, including illegally attempting to charge $35 an hour for “Research fees,” ignoring FOIA requests, and failing to respond to FOIA requests within the five-day time period.”

Another fucking lie. They can charge what they need to for the man power they expend. Lest I remind you?

“West Virginia Code §11-1C-7”

Again, this wasn’t an article aimed at telling any unbiased story or reporting on a citation. It was a reactionary rant made to look like an article because once again, the publisher was skewing things to make it look like a conspiracy. There is no wrong doing by having those that flash fake or little respected Press Passes fill out the proper forms and pay the proper amounts for needed information…like everyone else has done.