Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"National Review" and "The Death of Editorial Cartooning"


'National Review' mentioned me in an article written by a Canadian man with his nose far, far up in the air (and probably in other places). No wonder this know it all, neocon, 'never-Trump' echo chamber has lost credibility. The NR itself is in decline--not just editorial cartooning, you toffee-nosed Brahmin bullshitters!
Oh--forgot to add where they mention me. I'm 'childish.' Well, OK..it's good for an old man to hear that
"Way on the other end, there is Ben Garrison, the favored cartoonist of the Trump-era Right. Garrison is a talented artist with firm allegiance to the traditional norms of editorial cartooning, yet his work is so childishly partisan that it’s painful to consume in large doses. The man is a living example of Poe’s Law — which states that earnestness is often indistinguishable from mean-spirited parody. A typical Garrison cartoon depicts our lumpy president as a lantern-jawed he-man fighting various embodiments of the Left and stock villains of the crackpot Right (Illuminati, Rothschilds, chemtrails, etc.). This too serves no purpose beyond propaganda."
"OUR" lumpy president? JJ, you are CANADIAN. Stick with drawing pro-Trudeau cartoons. You've stated, "Editorial cartooning now appears to be something of a dead art so lately I’ve been trying to move on to other things." It's a dead art for you because you're no good! Because your cartoons are DOA doesn't mean the entire genre is dying.

I have drawn cartoons that sharply criticize the president for his strikes on Syria as well as his stand on torture, which is abhorrent, but NR has its mind made up. Too bad for them that fewer are listening them--and to the rest of the legacy media.
Notice how outfits like the NR like to shill for the establishment. The Deep State does not exist for them because they are one of its mouthpieces. The CIA, FBI, CFR, the Bilderbergs, the military industrial complex, central bankers and so forth--all are good guys to NR and if you question it you're called a conspiracy nut. There are corrupt villains in the Deep State--they are not 'stock.'
To the cartoonist and author of this junk J.J. McCoullough: Yes, I do indeed draw Trump in a positive manner to balance out all the cartoonists who have Trump Derangement Syndrome. Trump may be our last, best hope to drain the swamp that you support.
You are CNN's cartoonist! Here's a childish cartoon you drew showing Trump with small hands, squinty eyes, tan lines, etc etc. The usual approach from anti-Trumpers. You drew the corrupt hag Hillary in a positive light. Your cartoons are ham-handed and flat. Death of editorial cartooning? Yes, and hacks such as you are definitely a part of that trend. 


Monday, September 03, 2018

"LOCK HER UP"

At Aretha Franklin’s funeral, there was a young female singer standing in front of Bill Clinton. Was it any surprise that he stared at her derriere? The rapist and serial sexual assaulter can’t help it. It’s his defining characteristic. He made 26 flights aboard the “Lolita Express” flights to Epstein’s “Orgy Island.” Those vacations weren’t spent staring at palm trees.

McCain’s funeral became politicized with veiled anti-Trump sentiments expressed. The left now considers McCain to be a saint because he hated our president. The question now is what are Democrats going to do to stop Trump? They probably won’t win seats in the mid term needed for impeachment. They'll have to wait until 2020 to unseat him. Who can possibly do that? An ancient and raving communist? Pocahontas Warren? A whack job such as “America was never great” Cuomo? Oprah? No. I predict it will be Hillary once again.



Hillary’s whole life has been about her becoming president. Despite a long history of crime, lies, corruption, and two failed runs at the position, she will try, try again. She’s like a shark who must keep moving to survive. Hillary must keep moving toward the presidency for her life to have any meaning or purpose. Besides, the Clintons still control the Democrat Party. Their personal worth is around $50 million and the Clinton Foundation has $2 billion accumulated. Pay for play politics certainly did pay off for them. She still has the Deep State and its propaganda media at her disposal along with her willing central banker and globalist backers. Millions of illegal aliens will vote for her. The dead will rise from graves to vote for her. 

There are three things that can stop her:

1. Her failing health could deteriorate to a point where it becomes impossible. She can no longer walk up a few stairs without help, but as long as she can be carted in and get in a few words between coughing fits, she’s game.

2. Trump’s success as president and his increasing popularity will be tough for her to overcome. Everyone knows she’s unlikeable. Few wanted to hear her speak during her last run. Less will be interested on the next go ‘round. If she does make another go of it, Trump will beat her even more soundly.

3. The best way for her to be stopped is this: Trump fires Sessions and gets an Attorney General capable of prosecuting her for her numerous crimes. Her server contained classified emails sent directly to the Chinese. She obstructed justice by destroying evidence. She paid for a fake dossier used by her allies in the FBI to go after Trump. The president can end Hillary’s aspiration by making her face justice. LOCK HER UP!

—Ben Garrison

Sunday, September 02, 2018

"The Blue Wave"


The Democrats are riding a cresting wave of corruption, lies, censorship, and desperation. They hope to win the mid terms and then negate Trump’s accomplishments. I predict it will be a crashing failure. They’re losing the narrative. Even many progressives no longer believe the ‘Russian Collusion’ bunk that was illegally drummed up by Hillary and Obama along with the politicized FBI. The president needs to make everything public so everyone will know for sure that the Deep State has weaponized the justice system to fire in their favor. Heads should roll. More people should be fired. Starting with perhaps Jefferson Sessions.

The blue wave will dissipate quickly after crashing on the beach of truth.

—Ben Garrison

Monday, August 27, 2018

McCain Dies

http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/fraud/elections_campaigning/news.php?q=1217103060

"On his way to becoming a North Vietnamese ace [McCain], the aviator lost 3 expensive aircraft on routine, non-combat flights. Little was made of all that, because he was, you know, the son and grandson of admirals.

McCain’s most horrendous loss occurred in 1967 on the USS Forrestal. Well, not horrendous for him. The starter motor switch on the A4E Skyhawk allowed fuel to pool in the engine. When the aircraft was “wet-started,” an impressive flame would shoot from the tail. It was one of the ways young hot-shots got their jollies. Investigators and survivors took the position that McCain deliberately wet-started to harass the F4 pilot directly behind him. The cook off launched an M34 Zuni rocket that tore through the Skyhawk’s fuel tank, released a thousand pound bomb, and ignited a fire that killed the pilot plus 167 men. Before the tally of dead and dying was complete, the son and grandson of admirals had been transferred to the USS Oriskany."




1. On July 29, 1967, the spoiled brat McCain pulled a prank and wet started his jet as while aboard the USS Forrestal. His mother lovingly called him a ‘scamp’ and it was well known he was a practical joker and rule breaker. He finished near rock bottom in a class of over 800 at Annapolis because he tried to break every rule in the book there while also making terrible grades. Such a prank befits his character. The huge flame created touched off a bomb on the plane behind him which led to more bombs going off from other parked planes, which then led to the deaths of 134 sailors. McCain did nothing to help during the fire. He quickly jumped ship and was later transferred to another carrier. He didn't even ask permission to leave because he was protected by his father and grandfather who were both Navy admirals. The Deep State Swamp media has since tried to cover this up. They protect their own.

UPDATE--I caught a lot of flak for the first one. Even some people who hate McCain like I do, they told me the facts show he did not cause the Forrestal fire. I'm not so sure. The captain was friends with his McCain's admiral father and they could have covered it up. Admiral McCain was also instrumental in the Gulf of Tonkin lie. That said, I admit I could be wrong. REGARDLESS--McCain acted like a guilty man. He quickly left the ship with a reporter aboard a helicopter. He did this without permission and told the reporter he needed some "R and R." So he spent several days in Saigon sipping on scotch and sodas. He missed the memorial for his dead shipmates. If he wasn't guilty, he certainly ACTED like he was guilty!

2. He was not a hero. Getting shot down and captured may make him a victim, but not a hero. He probably didn’t pay attention during a training class, and so he didn’t pull in his arms when he ejected over North Vietnam--and that’s why they were broken. His captors knew he was the progeny of four star admirals and if anything gave him special treatment. McCain begged for medical treatment and sang like a bird at the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ to get it. He gave up vital intelligence that led to the deaths of more aviators.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHF0yXrwr-0

Here you can hear song bird McCain's Hanoi recording just after the 3 minute mark. This recording was used to demoralize his fellow prisoners.He in no way deserved the silver star.

3. Upon his return to America he immediately stabbed his wife in the back. She was badly injured in a car accident and he couldn’t be bothered to help her. Instead, he quickly dumped her and married a wealthy heiress who could fund his political career. People get divorced all the time, but the manner in which he proceeded only underscores his cold-hearted selfishness. Once in Congress he became embroiled in the Keating 5 scandal. He soon learned the ropes about pleasing the Deep State, which helped him cover up his past.

4. He’s painted as a happy and brave ‘Maverick’ and strong ‘Independent’ by the Deep State media. Wrong. He was a jackass of major proportions. The ‘Warrior’ of the Senate was owned by the Deep State and George Soros in particular. McCain became a shill for open borders who also supported globalism and carbon taxes to fight ‘climate change.’ At the same time, he was the worst enemy of military veterans, whom he left mistreated and in the lurch. Now there’s a bill in Congress meant to provide aid for vets and they want to name it after their ‘hero,’ McCain. Disgusting.

5. He supported Bush in the Iraq war, even though the entry into that quagmire was based on lies. McCain claimed we would stay there 100 years if necessary. Such stubbornness and war mongering combined with his flash-temper only highlight the fact that he should have been nowhere near the nuke button. McCain was a reckless ‘hot head’ 

6. He was a spoiled and entitled brat who was repeatedly backed and bailed out at every turn by his pappy and grand pappy. He should never have been admitted into Annapolis in the first place. He should have been kicked out of Annapolis for his outrageous and rebellious behavior. He crashed a total of five military aircraft. He loved partying more than flying. He should have been kicked out of the Navy for crashing several jets during his daredevil clowning. He should have been no where near the Senate. The NeoCons rigged the primaries for McCain who contemptuously laughed at Ron Paul during the debates. He should have been nowhere near the Republican nomination, but the Deep State wanted McCain, the reckless ‘hot head’ to lose to Obama. He chose Sarah Palin has his running mate and years later blamed her for his loss. The hot head backstabber never took responsibility for his actions. 

7. He displayed great contempt for his constituents while showing his arrogance and hatred for America by never bothering to resign from the Senate when he knew he had terminal brain cancer. He wanted to go to the grave with his power, thus depriving Arizona from representation.

8. He made sure trade restrictions were softened with Vietnam and hailed as a forgiving man of peace. Wrong! He did it so he could get his Budweiser distributorship there. He was first in line to make money from such legislation. The lust for money and power ruled rule-breaker McCain.

9. He supported ISIS terrorists and wanted us to start another war in Syria, which might have lead to World War III. McCain was not a ‘maverick.’ He was an establishment war-mongering stooge and enabler for the Deep State.

10. He leaked Hillary’s paid-for pack of lies, the Steele Dossier, to James Comey, in an attempt to bring down President Trump. This was illegal, but hey—he’s John McCain! Instead of showing remorse he said, "Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell! A faux conservative, he voted against his own party and President Trump when he could—including his vote to keep ObamaCare. The lying back stabber McCain became much loved and he’s now being profusely praised by the Deep State Swamp and its propaganda media. That only proves what a scum bag he truly was.

Good riddance to the bad rubbish who was John McCain.

—Ben Garrison


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

"South Africa's White Harvest"


Will South Africa become Zimbabwe 2.0?

When Zimbabwe's Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe confiscated the land of white farmers, disaster ensued. The country was once a breadbasket, but after the white farmers were chased out, agriculture collapsed. The economy was ruined. Inflation ran rampant. Zimbabweans began to starve and food aid became necessary. Mugabe is notorious for his anti-white racism. He once stated, “The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.”

Similar anti-white hatred is being expressed by black political figures in South Africa. Many are communists.

To me, the biggest problem is the communism. It always leads to deleterious results--but when it’s combined with racism, it quickly leads to genocide. Far too many South African white farmers have already been brutally murdered. The details are horrific. The local police have been sluggish. South Africa has an alarming murder rate and only 10 percent of the cases are solved. It is estimated that one out of three men in South Africa have committed rape. HIV is rampant. Politicians are corrupt. For an excellent description of what has been happening, watch Lauren Southern’s excellent documentary:


Stefan Molyneux has also produced several excellent reports about Mandela and South Africa:



Unfortunately, any time white people complain about black crime, accusations of white racism or even cries of “Nazism" soon follow. Southern and Molyneux are truth tellers and not racists, but New Zealand wouldn't even allow them to speak there. The ‘mainstream’ media in America have finally begun to allude to the problems in South Africa, even as they continue to tout Mandela and his ‘rainbow’ country. Mandela was a communist and began his ‘struggle’ against apartheid with bombings. Mandela’s wife praised the practice of ‘necklacing.’ Blacks who refused to join Mandela were forced to wear car tires sloshed with gasoline. They were then burned alive.

Yet Mandela became an icon. Obama gushed praise for him in a speech that took place during his trip to Africa. In fact, Obama considers the terrorist Mandela to be one of his ‘mentors.’ Another mentor for Obama was the communist Frank Marshall Davis. But I digress. Obama also showered praise on South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced the incredibly corrupt Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa amassed hundreds of millions of dollars through the ‘Employment Equity Act of 1998" and the “Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment act of 2003." Thus empowered, he stole or otherwise took over white businesses. He now enjoys sitting on the board of many white-owned companies in South Africa. In the name of equality, Ramaphosa is become fabulously equal.


Upon taking office, Ramaphosa stated, The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate the redistribution of land to black South Africans.” He may be coy about its implementation, but even more radical politicians are not. Andile Mngxtama of “Black First, Land First,” said “We are already at war. Everything you (whites) own is ours!" 

The black majority rules South Africa now. The African National Congress will change laws to legally enable them so seize land from white farmers and do it without compensation. This will not end well. Russia and Australian have offered to take in some white South African refugees. Curiously, Canada’s Trudeau will not. Maybe he thinks it’s racist to help oppressed white people. Regardless, leaving is a luxury many South African whites do not have, and that’s very ominous as the country devolves into chaos and tyranny.

—Ben Garrison

Friday, August 10, 2018

MOCK THEIR SANCTIMONY!

Harry Litman teaches constitutional law at the University of California at San Diego and practices law at the firm Constantine Cannon. He was U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2001.
Even as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III marches forward with his prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and as the case that President Trump engaged in criminal conduct grows stronger

NO IT DOESN'T GROW STRONGER--THERE WAS NEVER CASE TO BEGIN WITH. YOU DON'T SAY HOW IT IS GROWING STRONGER BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE, SIR! THE CASE BASED ON A PROVEN FAKE DOSSIER PURCHASED BY HILLARY TO SMEAR TRUMP. THERE WAS NO 'CRIMINAL CONDUCT' BY TRUMP NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU ENGAGE IN WISHING AND HOPING!

 the president and his lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani continue their tango about whether the president will deign to answer questions from Mueller’s team.
Said Giuliani on the possibility of an interview: “If they can come to us and show us the basis and that it’s legitimate and that they have uncovered something, we can go from there and assess their objectivity.” Giuliani added to his list of prerequisite demands that he wants to know about the origins of the FBI probe before agreeing to some form of interview. Then on Wednesday, Giuliani announced that the president’s team issued yet another counter-proposal to Mueller, declining to specify the terms.
So if Mueller can prove the legitimacy of his case, and if Giuliani and Trump conclude it’s objective, and if they receive sufficient information about the probe’s origins, then they might consider answering some questions in writing.

Enough is enough. ENOUGH WHAT? THERE IS NO THERE THERE! It’s time to subpoena the president. NO, IT'S TIME TO END THIS FARCE OF AN INVESTIGATION THAT HAS COST TAXPAYERS OVER $20 MILLION!

Mueller has been extraordinarily deferential and patient while Trump and his representatives engaged in their scarcely credible gamesmanship. 

IT'S VERY CREDIBLE SINCE MUELLER HAS NO PROOF OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION WITH TRUMP!

Notwithstanding Giuliani’s representations that Trump is pawing the stall (WTF?!) eager to submit to an interview under oath, it has become increasingly apparent that neither Trump nor anyone in his orbit has any interest in his answering Mueller’s questions. In a word, they are playing Mueller, and in the process, playing the country. WRONG-O, IT IS THE DEEP STATE SWAMP THAT IS DOING THE PLAYING!

Mueller surely recognizes this, but he likely has resisted forcing the issue into court for a combination of practical and legal reasons, BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE HAS NO CASE, MORON! including the months-long delay a court resolution would require and the need to show every possible respect to the office of the president (if not its officeholder). YOU HATE TRUMP AND SMEAR HIM--THAT'S WHAT THIS PIECE IS ALL ABOUT!

Trump’s intransigence raises the prospect that Mueller will need to submit his report to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein with no input from the president. This is simply an unacceptable resolution for a probe of this gravity. WHAT GRAVITY? IT'S A CREATION OF DEEP STATE ANTI-TRUMPERS! Mueller’s mission is not just to investigate and charge crimes. NO CRIME COMMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU WISH IT! It is also to determine what happened. YOUR BELOVED TRAITOR OBAMA AND CROOKED HILLARY ILLEGALLY GOT A FISA WARRANT PUSHED THROUGH BASED ON LIES! Indeed, he is the country’s only hope for some clear picture of the facts. As the recently released tapes of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) makes clear, congressional Republicans are determined to avoid any serious investigation, and the media can probe only so far.
A stunning feature of the drama Trump has inflicted on the country NO, HILLARY AND DEEP STATE CRIMINALS INFLICTED THIS DRAMA UPON US, YOU IDIOT! is that we have become inured to daily dishonesty of an unprecedented sweep and magnitude. YOU BLAME TRUMP FOR WHAT THE DEEP STATE SWAMP IS DOING DAILY We acquiesce, or at least cease to push back against, the argument that lying to the media and public is no crime. TRUMP/RUSSIA COLLUSION IS THE LIE AND THE CRIME IS THE FBI AND OBAMA ILLEGALLY SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN!
Consider, though, the consequences of the president’s denials and obfuscations on issue after issue in this probe (combined with the cravenness of congressional Republicans). Trump’s successful dodging would leave a permanent hole in the historical record, particularly on a hostile foreign power’s attempt to influence our elections. UNPROVEN--BULLSHIT LIES~! There will be no future David Frost interviews to fill in the facts, and if there were, we could never believe them anyway. TRUMP IS NOT NIXON AND THE REAL SCANDAL IS FROM DEMOCRATS TRYING TO BRING ABOUT  A COUP AGAINST A LAWFULLY-ELECTED PRESIDENT! THE DOINGS OF HILLARY, OBAMA AND THE CORRUPT FBI ARE FAR WORSE THAN NIXON'S WATERGATE SCANDAL!
It is true, of course, that Trump could respond to a subpoena by invoking his Fifth Amendment rights. He is not legally required to fill in Mueller’s case for him. But that act would speak volumes to the country, while subjecting the president to historical ignominy. YOU DON'T GET TO PAINT HISTORY, CHUCKLEHEAD! And there is no constitutional reason it shouldn’t: We are not an impaneled jury, but a citizenry entitled to know whether the president committed crimes and conspired with a hostile foreign power to try to swing the election.
It is also conceivable that the Supreme Court could agree with the president to quash the subpoena, but it is highly unlikely. Precedents in the cases of presidents Nixon and Clinton strongly indicate the subpoena would be enforceable. And it is in the interest of the country to get a definite resolution of the question from the Supreme Court in any event.
Assuming Trump contested the subpoena, it would take months to reach the Supreme Court, even on an expedited basis. But Mueller’s probe has longer than that to go with respect to matters other than obstruction, so it wouldn’t extend the overall investigation. It would mean that the obstruction report would not be delivered by November, thereby leaving the probe to hang over Republicans during midterm elections. But that probably would be — and certainly should be — ascribed to Trump’s resistance to lawful process.

In any event, the long-term stakes are too high to permit Trump’s obduracy to win the day. TRUMP HAS ALREADY WON BECAUSE TRUTH IS ON HIS SIDE! He needs to be brought to heel RULE OF LAW THAT OBAMA AND HILLARY ROUTINELY BROKE, YOU HEEL! by the rule of law and provide some answers, under oath, and there is no good reason to wait any longer to initiate the process. UTTER BUNK, YOU LYING, LEFTIST POLITICAL HACK!

--Ben Garrison

The Demonization of Alex Jones



In a shameful article from the left-leaning CNBC, we read about the 'dark side of untrammeled discourse' (they want censorship and trammeling) as well as the dangerous 'conspiracy theorist' Alex Jones, whom they smear as a 'right-wing provocateur.'

What they're doing is excusing Silicon Valley for blatantly censoring the free speech of a patriot and journalist who informed of us real conspiracies--not conspiracy 'theories.' The Deep State, the Bilderbergs, and fluoride in our water are only a few examples of such 'theories.' They're now established facts.

The fact of the matter is the Deep State and the oligarchs that run things continue to lose control of the dialogue and people are dismissing their narrative of globalism. It's their game and they want to keep their private monopoly and control of minds.

Since they're LOSING the argument they're now resorting to gross censorship. Lefty media outlets such as CNN, "The Washington Post" and CNBC are applauding this assault on our First Amendment. The latter published piece that refers to Jones, which can be read here:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/10/the-associated-press-tech-giants-still-stumbling-in-the-social-world-they-created.html

Notice how they added insults into their story---as if to suggests conservatives are violent 'Nazis,' murderers and rapists. This is despicable and a disgusting example of editorial reporting.

That all got dicier once the election of President Donald Trump focused new attention on fake news and organized misinformation campaigns — not to mention the fact that some of the people grabbing these new social-media megaphones were wild conspiracy theories who falsely call mass shootings a hoax, white nationalists who organize violent rallies and men who threaten women with rape and murder.
Shame on all the censors from Silicon Valley and the legacy media who want to control what used to be free speech on social media.

--Ben Garrison

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

TSLA: Short of The Century


The volatile billionaire Elon Musk has been in the news a lot lately, so I thought I’d dash out a cartoon about him. The man is quite a character with varied ambitions, but lately he’s been mostly concentrating on making a success of Tesla, the maker of luxury electric cars. I’ve looked at the money-losing company with skepticism for a long time. I’ve also been perplexed that its stock could reach such a high orbit. After all, Tesla has chewed through billions of dollars and many problems remain to be solved. I’ve read that it burns around $6 million per day and has already run up a $9.4 billion debt. These figures are constantly in a flux, but they can be readily obtained through internet searches.

Musk’s ego may soon be crashing into fiscal reality. He has a big stake in the company and naturally wants it to succeed, but his erratic behavior isn’t helping. TSLA is one of the most heavily shorted stocks and he hates those who are doing the shorting. According to ‘Zero Hedge,’ Musk leaned on the boss of a well-known critic and short seller of TSLA going by the handle, “Montana Skeptic.” He voluntarily deleted his Twitter account to keep his job. If this rumor is true, then such behavior by Musk is completely reprehensible. A CEO should never attack shorts because it only makes the situation look worse. Shorts can also be beneficial because they add liquidity and if the company has success, a short covering spike can add shine to that success.

Running a electric car company that has already lost billions should be a full plate for any ‘visionary,' but apparently that’s not enough risk for Musk. He’s also behind ‘SpaceX’ and space is always a risky and expensive venture. He wants to colonize Mars and even joked that he might be named ‘emperor’ of that orange world that is one third the size of Earth. It also has no breathable atmosphere, no magnetosphere to protect humans from on-coming radiation from the sun, no temperate climate, very cold temperatures and no easily obtainable water. Apparently the man likes a challenge. 

My worry is he’ll get government to bail him out. The taxpayers in California are already subsidizing TSLA to a degree because government there is desperate to reduce the smog from all the internal combustion engines on their jammed freeways. Look for a big bailout from California taxpayers, even though that state is a cash-strapped mess. If that’s not enough, look for the US taxpayers to bail out “the too big to fail” TSLA. It will be far worse than Solyndra. 

There is a joke going around the Internet regarding Tesla. Recently it was discovered there was a lot of inventory sitting out in a California field and going nowhere. The joke is Tesla is outstanding in its field. Let’s hope the batteries in those neglected vehicles don’t catch fire in this summer heat.

—Ben Garrison

The Latest Internet Extortion Scam

I've now received a couple of these annoying emails. The anonymous senders with fake names are attempting to extort people. I thought I'd answer them here. They know porn sites are very popular and receive a ton of traffic. Their emails are designed to snag users and strike fear into their hearts. The scam artists' emails are usually filled with bad grammar, but what's especially annoying is their morally superior tone. THEY are doing something outright criminal by means of extortion, but they treat recipients as if they were caught in some dreadful wrong doing and so they're spending a lot of their valuable time doing the work because they're concerned citizens or something. They hope to catch a 'perpetrator' masturbating in the privacy of her or his own home and they want to exploit and profit from the shame. Their unctuous tone is pervasive throughout. The 'fee' varies from sender to sender. Some ask for a few hundred bucks. For me, they demanded $3,200. Now it's up to $5,000. Wow, I'm flattered, but I don't have that kind of dough, so I guess I'll be 'exposed.' Anyway, here's the latest:

[Your] (one of my old and now unused passwords) is one of your Password. Lets get straight to the point. You don't know me whereas I "now" know alot about you and you must be thinking why are you receiving this email, right? The actual once-used password is designed to shock you, but they got it from a hacked site. Yahoo, Adobe, LinkedIn and many others have been hacked and such data has been released and sold to shady folk on the dark web. Always be changing your passwords!

You may be thinking "how?", I actually placed malware on sex vids (pornographic material) and there's more, you visited same sex web site to have pleasure (if you know what I mean). And when you got busy watching those videos, your web browser started functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a backdoor which provided me with access to your display screen as well as your webcam recordings. Right after that, the software obtained every one of your contacts from your social networks, and e-mail. I'm not a software expert, but I doubt this is possible. I've run a key logger and virus check and my computer has not been taken over.

What have I done? What you have done is commit a crime.
It's simply your bad luck that I found your misadventures. No, you found an email address and old password from a hacked site. Next, I put in more time than I probably should have what a work ethic you have! exploring into your data and generated a two screen sextape. First half displays the recording you were viewing and second part shows the recording of your web cam (its you doing naughty things) I keep tape over my webcam--and everyone should.

Exactly what can you do?
Honestly, I am willing to forget everything about you and allow you to move on with your regular life. How very kind and egalitarian of you! And I am about to give you a way out that will make it happen. How very considerate and 'giving' of you--looking out after the mark's best interest! These two choices are either to disregard this email (bad for you and your family), or pay me $ 5000 to finish this mattter forever. Oh really? I'm supposed to trust you, a criminal stranger to do that? Let us explore these 2 options in details.

Alternative one is to turn a deaf ear my email. Which I will do.You should know what is going to happen if you opt this path. I definitely will send out your video to all of your contacts including close relatives, colleagues, and many others. It does not shield you from the humiliation your household will have to face when friends and family discover your dirty videotape.

Second Option is to make the payment of $ 5000. We’ll name it my “privacy fee”. It's not a 'fee,' as if it's for some service you're performing. it's criminal extortion!! Now let me tell you what will happen if you pick this path. Your naughty secret remains private. I'll destroy the recording. After you you pay me my fees, fees? PLURAL? You slipped because you know this was written for mass mailing. You can freely keep your lifetime and family like nothing like this ever happened. If anyone pays you, you and your colleagues will be shaking them down for even more money.

You will make the transfer via Bitcoins (if you don't know how, search "how to buy "bitcoins" on search engine)
My BTC Address: 186nxWAcEPDzGvxnGvKCjrhfREtcP9n2HS
(It is cASe sensitive, so copy and paste it carefully) Thank you for your kind advice!

Important: You have one day to make the payment. What if someone knows nothing about bitcoin? ONE day is not much time! (I've a unique pixel in this mail, and now I know that you have read this e mail). The solution to this is to block emails with photos in your junk folder! You must not explain nobody what you would be using the Bitcoins for or they will often not give it to you. Because they would probably know about the scam. The procedure to get bitcoin can take a couple of days so do not delay. b-but...you said I have only one day!
If I don't get the Bitcoin, I definitely will send your video to all of your contacts including members of your family, co-workers, and so forth. I don't have any coworkers--don't you know that? having said that, if I do get paid, I will erase the videotape immediately. Uh huh. If you want evidence, reply with "yes!" and I definitely will send out your video to your 6 contacts. "You'd better not ask for evidence--just trust me!" It is a non negotiable one time offer, thus kindly do not waste my personal time & yours by replying to this message. If you had evidence, wouldn't you show it right off the bat? You want me to reply yet you say not to waste your time replying?

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This is an obvious scam, but it should alert recipients to be aware of our dwindling privacy. The NSA has obliterated our 4th Amendment and routinely records all phone conversations. ISP providers sell info and Smart devices record data as well. Never buy an "Alexa" or such device that can also record family conversations. It's already bad enough, but when government becomes the extortionist, they will be able to use far more sophisticated means to shake down citizens.