Posts Tagged ‘blogs’

Blaze readers are unlikely to forget the story of Brett Kimberlin — the convicted domestic terrorist turned Soros-funded “activist” who seems bent on destroying the lives of bloggers who speak truthfully about him. Now, it appears the “Speedway Bomber,” or perhaps one of his admirers, has struck again, engineering yet another “SWAT-ting” – this time of blogger and attorney, Aaron Walker. You might recall Walker, who talked about his long, ongoing legal battle with Kimberlin during interviews with The Blaze and Glenn Beck.

The most recent SWAT-ting incident occurred roughly around 6:00 p.m. on Monday, according to Walker. He heard a knock at the door, which continued to grow in intensity.

“I hear a voice on the other side saying ‘open the door,’” Walker told The Blaze in an interview Tuesday morning.

“I stick my head out and there are two cops hugging the front wall of my house with M4s — they were pointed at the ground.”

Walker was clear to note that the police officers were measurably calmer than those involved in fellow Kimberlin-victim Pat Frey’s SWAT-ting incident. Frey claimed in his case, officers had their guns drawn and were yelling orders, believing he had just shot his wife (as that is what the hoax-phone call to law enforcement had led authorities to believe).

“Let me guess, someone just said I shot my wife?” Walker asked the officers matter-of-factly. Walker said that something in the tone of his voice must have given the officers a sense that he was indeed the victim of a hoax.

Read more here.

A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that a Montana woman sued for defamation was not a journalist when she posted online that an Oregon lawyer acted criminally during a bankruptcy case, a decision with implications for bloggers around the country.

Crystal L. Cox, a blogger from Eureka, Mont., was sued for defamation by attorney Kevin Padrick when she posted online that he was a thug and a thief during the handling of bankruptcy proceedings by him and Obsidian Finance Group LLC.

U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez found last week that as a blogger, Cox was not a journalist and cannot claim the protections afforded to mainstream reporters and news outlets.

Although media experts said Wednesday that the ruling would have little effect on the definition of journalism, it casts a shadow on those who work in nontraditional media since it highlights the lack of case law that could protect them and the fact that current state shield laws for journalists are not covering recent developments in online media.

“My advice to bloggers operating in the state of Oregon is lobby to get your shield law improved so bloggers are covered,” said Lucy Dalglish, executive director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. “But do not expect the shield law to provide you a defense in a libel case where you want to rely on an anonymous source for that information.”

The judge ruled that Cox was not protected by Oregon’s shield law from having to produce sources, saying even though Cox defines herself as media, she was not affiliated with any mainstream outlet. He added that the shield law does not apply to civil actions for defamation.

Hernandez said Cox was not a journalist because she offered no professional qualifications as a journalist or legitimate news outlet. She had no journalism education, credentials or affiliation with a recognized news outlet, proof of adhering to journalistic standards such as editing or checking her facts, evidence she produced an independent product or evidence she ever tried to get both sides of the story.

Cox said she considered herself a journalist, producing more than 400 blogs over the past five years, with a proprietary technique to get her postings on the top of search engines where they get the most notice.

“What could be more mainstream than the Internet and the top of the search engine?” she said.

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Salisbury University Boycott of Albero Advertisers Continues……

A recent post on Joe Albero’s Victim List revealed that this ankle biter has been getting off on harassing students for a quite a while. This is just one instance in which a student has been publicly targeted by the Oompa Loompa…there are many more. I suppose you’re asking “What’s the deal with this dude?” Truth is, we don’t really know what crawled up his ass and died to make him so spiteful but we doubt that Freud himself could figure this guy out.

Here at The Other SBY News, we consider ourselves upstanding and contributing members of society. As such, we consider it our responsibility to publicize the bizarre behavior and personal vendettas exhibited by Albero until he stops. There is a thick line between launching personal attacks and providing factual information. This dick decided that he was going to launch a personal attack on a college kid for falling short of his criteria. Joe- personal attacks on college kids seem pathetic even for you. Are you compensating for something?

Gulls-if you have been victimized, attacked, harassed, stalked, ect. by the cigar smoking mustache twitching paparazzi of Delmarva, contact Albero’s Wall of Shame to go public with it. If you are worried about any repercussions, email us and we’ll take necessary measures to ensure that Joe’s ass is handed to him and that you’re not placed in the public eye. Long-time victims of this cyber psycho are coming forward to share their stories. They are not alone.

On that note- THE SALISBURY UNIVERSITY BOYCOTT LIST CONTINUES!!!

Until these businesses pull their ads from Albero’s site, we will proceed to boycott them. Email us for alternative options.

Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Sobo’s Wine and Beerstro
Pani Pit Pizza
The Red Roost
Vinny’s La Roma
Boonies
Cakes By David
Lagoon Bar and Grill
The Fountains
Eric Ludwig’s Downtown Barber Shop
All About Tan
Benedict’s Flowers
Mitchell’s Marshall Arts
Crown Sports Center
The Smoke Shop
The Storage Center
Cubes
The Roop Group
Pohanka
Simpson’s Towing
Car Care
Cathy’s Pet Salon

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News of the conviction of the man who confessed to killing an 11-year-old Salisbury girl found dead on Christmas Day took a back seat when the child’s grandmother publicly criticized a local blogger during a news conference.

Less than an hour after 31-year-old Thomas James Leggs Jr. pleaded guilty in the kidnapping, sexual abuse and brutal murder of the young child, the victim’s maternal grandmother stood at a podium outside the Cecil County Circuit Courthouse and thanked law enforcement officers, the State’s Attorney’s Office and the thousands of volunteers who search for the child who was abducted from her home Dec. 23, 2009.
“In my opinion”

Roberta Wechsler’s statement at Tuesday’s news conference took an unexpected turn when she openly scolded blogger Joseph “Joe” Albero for additional “crimes and assaults” against the deceased child and her family as well as the “exploitation of her murder” for personal gain.

“In my opinion, there is still a sociopathic criminal loose in our community,” Wechsler said. “He is the leader of a small cult of other sociopathic lemmings. From the moment of Sarah’s kidnapping, in my opinion, he has exploited her murder and her memory and tortured and pillaged my family. In my opinion, he is as much a criminal as Thomas Leggs.”

Wechsler also criticized Foxwell’s paternal aunt, Tracey Powell, whom Wechsler said assisted Albero in using the child’s murder as a means for wealth and fame.

The blogger said Thursday that he has abandoned plans to write about Foxwell’s kidnapping and murder.

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As most of my local readers know – unless they’ve just crawled out from under a rock seconds before they read this piece – Thomas Leggs confessed to killing Sarah Foxwell in 2009 as part of a plea deal which spared him the death penalty.

The reaction to this development seems to be one of bitter disbelief, but I’m going to look at this from a political standpoint. We have to fast forward to 2014, when both Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello and Sheriff Mike Lewis will presumably once again face the voters. If that comes to pass, Maciarello would be seeking a second term and Lewis a third.

Obviously the key question is: how long will voters’ memories be? Ramming through a series of tax increases in the first year of his term didn’t seem to hurt Martin O’Malley in 2010 as he defeated Bob Ehrlich for the second straight time and by a wider margin. But local elections are a little different.

We also have to assume that the Democratic Party won’t be in the historically bad straits they were in 2010. As it so happens, several of their existing longtime officeholders may decide not to seek another term so it’s worth believing that they will fill out ballot spaces three years hence – it’s doubtful Mike Lewis will get a free ride for sheriff next time, for example. Maciarello is already vulnerable, with some observers believing he got a great gift in the campaign with Davis Ruark losing a bitter primary fight on the Democratic side. (If Ruark were to try again, he would have to re-establish his registration as a Democrat; I believe he’s switched to unaffiliated since the election.) And surely there are a number of ambitious Democrat lawyers for what would be an open nomination process without Ruark.

Moreover, while Matt laid out his reasoning for taking the plea deal, many who demanded more will feel sold out. Certainly it will be an issue resurrected in 2014 by the Democratic candidate, whoever he or she is. Trust me.

On the other hand, Mike Lewis could be blamed if later digging reveals a weak evidence chain. However, the fallout shouldn’t be as severe for him as it will be for Maciarello – that will bring a sigh of relief to the local GOP brass.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will mark the winter solstice by taking an unprecedented step to expand government’s reach into the Internet by attempting to regulate its inner workings. In doing so, the agency will circumvent Congress and disregard a recent court ruling.

How did the FCC get here?

For years, proponents of so-called “net neutrality” have been calling for strong regulation of broadband “on-ramps” to the Internet, like those provided by your local cable or phone companies. Rules are needed, the argument goes, to ensure that the Internet remains open and free, and to discourage broadband providers from thwarting consumer demand. That sounds good if you say it fast.

Nothing is broken and needs fixing, however. The Internet has been open and freedom-enhancing since it was spun off from a government research project in the early 1990s. Its nature as a diffuse and dynamic global network of networks defies top-down authority. Ample laws to protect consumers already exist. Furthermore, the Obama Justice Department and the European Commission both decided this year that net-neutrality regulation was unnecessary and might deter investment in next-generation Internet technology and infrastructure.

Analysts and broadband companies of all sizes have told the FCC that new rules are likely to have the perverse effect of inhibiting capital investment, deterring innovation, raising operating costs, and ultimately increasing consumer prices. Others maintain that the new rules will kill jobs. By moving forward with Internet rules anyway, the FCC is not living up to its promise of being “data driven” in its pursuit of mandates—i.e., listening to the needs of the market.

It wasn’t long ago that bipartisan and international consensus centered on insulating the Internet from regulation. This policy was a bright hallmark of the Clinton administration, which oversaw the Internet’s privatization. Over time, however, the call for more Internet regulation became imbedded into a 2008 presidential campaign promise by then-Sen. Barack Obama. So here we are.

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Joseph Albero said…

Muir, I have a few questions to ask you.

1. Where are YOU going to come up with the funding to properly support the Police Department?

2. You’re in management and employted with WalMart. This is a company in which has DESTROYED the small businesses you claim YOU want to see come here to Salisbury. You seem to point fingers at the Council. While one finger may be pointed at them, three more are pointing at you/WalMart.

3. Be a man and give us names. WHICH Council Members, “an assault on property rights which is fueled by name calling, personal vendettas and an outright refusal of elected officials willing to address the issues that this city faces. Leadership and responsibility have been sucked up into the black hole of gridlock, making our government ineffective on major issues.”

Muir, it has been VERY clear over the years that you are tied with the hateful Jonathan Taylor and have even been a contributor to his hateful Blog. Therefore you have participated in hatred towards numerous women and personal attacks against them, including my Wife. Jonathan called my Grandson a bastard child, my Wife a whore and has even stated she masterbates with shower heads. You know there’s a lot worse, I’m just not going to publish it here. Jonathan is your close friend and quite frankly he’s a scumbag who will do anything to be Joe Albero, including growing facial hair.

So please, do tell everyone why they should pass their vote to you. You have been close with Barrie Tilghman, Chief Webster, Mike Dunn, Gary Comegys, Louise Smith and others.

If you want to run for office, (like you did the last time) you will face these challenges and we expect answers.

it’s easy to write things with “sound bites” and feel good words but quite frankly I go by a man’s past and the people he hangs with. You may be out of the gate early but quite frankly you’ll probably lose once again because NO ONE wants to go back to the way things were and or have been.

In fact, many will probably say you’re the next louise Smith.

I’ll await your reply.

It is easy to sit behind a computer and attack those trying to take our country back.

Wal-Mart has helped thousands of small businesses stay in business and keep their prices in check.

Lastly, just who is Joe Albero to question Muir on these issue’s, especially since J.A. does not reside in Maryland or the Salisbury City Limits?