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Facebook screws the pooch: Is Wendy E Aylworth a troll? (Update)

February 22, 2012 -- FACEBOOK SUSPENDS MY ACCOUNT ...

For some unexplained reason, this particular post has been receiving quite a bit of traffic. Nothing new on my end, so I will assume that someone cross-posted it on Facebook.

And, it is my belief that someone -- possibly Wendy herself -- once again complained to Facebook.

So Facebook has decided to suspend my account rather than simply e-mail me with a request for further information. I am positive that I could resolve this issue in time ... but it presents a unique opportunity for me to move on to other things.

These things always work out for the best, because I was considering deleting my Facebook account because I had little or no regard for their latest policy of forcing everyone to use their, in my opinion, ugly and ungainly "Timeline" feature. An attempt to gather even more information about your personal life to feed to their money-spinning machine. Not that their policies are any more different or restrictive than Google+ or other social platforms, I just don't believe in documenting my life from birth so that it can be sold to advertisers, insurance companies, government agencies or anyone else who can pay the tab.

But there is a lesson here -- one about dealing with trolls and other miscreants who post comments to your site. SIMPLY DELETE THEIR POSTS!

As you can see in the original post, the commenter was openly contentious and briddled when confronted. She was attacking another poster with, in my opinion, abusive and provacative comments. If anyone was an innocent victim, it is One Citizen Speaking who provided the wall space for the original issue. I presented the issue to the entire community for comment with the intention of removing the original post if they thought that I was being unduly harsh. No one commented in the negative so the post remained.

Unfortunately, a Google search on the person's name now ranks this post as high as her other entries and she will need to live with the consequences of her actions on the Internet. Perhaps I would be willing to delete the post had she simply contacted me using the prominently displayed e-mail address. Anyway, feel free to add your comments below. -- steve

Original post ...

Imagine my surprise when Facebook demanded I reaffirm my identity and then was presented with a content removal notice for rebuking a poster for beating up another poster.

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My comments …

“Wendy: Truth be told, I would more likely ban you – first, because you appear to be snarky and two, because you would have me censor another person on my page. As for your representations and characterizations, I don’t recall electing you as an arbiter of what is correct and incorrect.”

“You were the one that started the ‘Building Seven’ craziness, so the burden falls on your side of the line.”

“Dan was inappropriate when he used the word “feisty.” He should have used the word ‘foolish’ or ‘contentious.’”

“Your assertion that we need the Federal Reserve is technically incorrect. We need a central banker which is a function that is normally performed by the Department of the Treasury, but was outsourced with a charter to the Fed. As for fractional banking, it is inflationary in concept if one could purchase a bond from the Treasury, pretend it is an arm’s length transaction, use that bond to anchor another 90% of lending power and order currency from the Department of Printing and Engraving to complete the fiction.”

“You madam, appear to be the bully.”

Here is the transaction …

OneCitizen Speaking

When Cain writes ... "Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults - a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public's right to know and the media's right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one's bedroom door." he is toast!

 

Georgia Woman Claims 13-Year Affair with Herman Cain | Ginger White

www.myfoxatlanta.com

An Atlanta businesswoman is breaking her silence, claiming she has been involved in a 13-year-long affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, FOX 5 senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell sat down with Ginger White, who had an amazing story to tell.

 

    • Kim Castro Another one bites the dust...

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    • Angela Ackmann Epic fail....

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    • Jenny Bernhard Kelly Eww

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      Wasn't that a statement by Cain's attorney? (I didn't see where anyone claimed Cain had written the statement)

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      Even if it is just from his attorney, I'd like to know how much influence a client generally has on statements made by their attorney. Anyone know?

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    • Bob Jones OCS, that's what I thought when I read the quote from Cain's lawyer. It sounds like an admission!!!

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      It does, doesn't it?

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    • Bob Jones Wendy, I believe it is common for attorneys, when making a statement on behalf of their client, to have gotten permission or at least acceptance from the client as to the content of the statement....

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    • Bob Jones Yes, Wendy, it does....sad to say...

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      Oh, thanks. That would make sense that an attorney would at least have to clear the statement with the client.

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      It's very disappointing about Cain. I really liked him as a person, although as time went on I didn't think he was quite prepared to be president.

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    • Bob Jones Its pretty sad, because Cain kind of exuded the non-political candidate that a lot of people were looking for. I do not think he will get himself out of this one as easily as the other four (whom I really didn't believe). Its too bad, but that is the nature of politics now-a-days...

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      Yes, but I do want to know the truth. Research shows that a person who has a pattern of infidelity tends to have other behaviors that are very unethical, & also a personality disorder.
      And POTUS is too important to risk putting someone in who has a personality disorder.

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    • Deb Baer Fraij Windsor If this is true - the Cain sign is coming down on my yard and I cannot express how truly disappointed I am in him.

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    • Dan Carlisle Well I liked Cain but never could get over the Fellowship of the Federal Reserve that alone made him untrustworthy.

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    • Dan Carlisle I have know reason to believe he is lying but his own words shows he can't be trusted. If we want to vote him in to office based on transparency and trust when does that stop only at the bedroom door or also at the Federal Reserve door and the UN door and the people door at the white house?

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      It's not the Federal Reserve System that's the problem. It is corrupt people who have used the system to enrich themselves.
      We do need a Reserve Bank. Why do you think Capitalism works? Fractional Reserve Banking is the foundation of Capitalism:
      Banking 3: Fractional Reserve Banking
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH2-37rTA8U

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    • Dan Carlisle capitalism worked fine until the bankers wanted to corrupt the system so they could create the Federal Reserve. No way is the federal reserve good. If it was so good how come they would rather kill than let the people see their books?

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      Dan, do you think Building 7 was brought down intentionally?

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    • Dan Carlisle The Federal Reserve is the enemy of capitalism and their track record proves it. Capitalism works on winners and losers created by consumers let it.

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      Dan, tell me, please, Do you think building 7 was brought down intentionally?

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    • Dan Carlisle As far as Building 7 or the Towers what I believe matters little because it will not honor or change what happen but recognizing it was evil and all evil comes from Satan that is who we wage war with.

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      Dan, do you believe Osama bin Laden was a CIA operative?

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      Why won't you answer my questions Dan?

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    • Dan Carlisle If we don't know our true enemy we are sure to fail in our mission for the Way the Truth and the Life. Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing his LOVE will never fail you. The Federal Reserve is evil in my opinion so then who would be its master?

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      So Dan you believe the Israelis were involved in bringing down the World Trade Center buildings, don't you?

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    • Dan Carlisle Cain was never going to be on the ticket look at the last election who among conservatives would willingly chose McCain except liberals and rhino scoundrels. We may have to write in our votes to actual have a choice this time very sad state of affairs. Looking for the next crises to save the left just in time for November.

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      I see Dan. You have to change the subject because you are a 9/11 Denier aren't you?
      (of course you believe it's 9/11 Truther)

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    • Dan Carlisle

      Gee Wendy I have no opinion because of lack of knowledge what facts or myths should I look at to make a judgment? And why is it so important to you will it make closure? Closure sucks I don't want Closure its a myth that closure has some so...rt of healing effect it works no better than time, time heals nothing it just makes it tolerable on a daily basis. Forgiveness because Christ forgave me is the only fix for the problem and to be honest I have not surrendered totally to forgiving them and other such evil doers but it is part of a process I am walking through .See More

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      You have NO OPINION on the most HORRIBLE Terrorist Attack ever perpetrated on U.S. soil ?????

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    • Dan Carlisle What is your motive for your comments toward me and why do you get angry at me? All I know is we have enemy's inside and outside of our country and we are so busy fighting among ourselves the enemy is winning.

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      Dan. I think you are being dishonest when you say you have no opinion on the worst TERRORIST attack on U.S. soil.
      I believe you do have an opinion - only a person with their head in the sand for 12 yrs would have NONE.
      You really should tell the truth. So tell us what is your opinion on who was involved in carrying out the 9/11 attacks?

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    • Dan Carlisle Well aren't you a feisty one:-) I told you who was the author of the attacks Satan I also got you comment that I thought the Israels did it.

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      You still aren't going to answer the question. Do you think an airplane hit the Pentagon on Sep 11, 2011 ?

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    • Dan Carlisle

      If you know anything about me its that I have a LOVE for Israel that only GOD could give me. If you look at my Facebook and Twitter accounts you would see more Jews per...centage wise and Pro-Israel posts and comments than anything else and just to let you know I have Jewish blood running in my veins and I thank GOD for it. I attend on occasion the Congregation Beth Messiah in Houston TX and I am also personal friends with Messianic Rabbia Ron Aaronson. Yesterday I was attacked online from a replacement theology christian for being a Jew LOVER he was correct and today I seem to be confronted for not blaming either the US government or the Jews or the Muslims when the only thing, I know for sure is Satan is the ring leader. So take it or leave it that's my answer to you.See More

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    • Dan Carlisle

      Did you really ask me if a plane hit the pentagon, Wendy just what do you think happened for the record? Lets see how honest you are to your convictions. What unbiased proof do you stand on for your beliefs. ... As far as I know we have been fed lies from both sides and the truth is not in them, so no I do not have an opinion that could be based on truth. I would be a fool to believe what I see or hear and then go out and spread rumors so the enemy can use that against our cause for freedom.See More

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      Dan, it's so sad that you are unable to be honest with people. Thanks for letting me know you cannot be honest.

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    • Dan Carlisle

      Wendy why the games? You got my answer plain and simple and you will not except it because you have an agenda that's fine but the one being dishonest is not me. I meant ...what I said also living in the past is stopping to many people from living in the NOW! To win our country back we need to live in the NOW! We should not forget what happen but we must not use it to stop us from moving forward either the opposite by using it to move forward on.See More

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      OneCitizen, evidently you haven't had lots of conversations with self-labeled "truthers."
      OneCitizen, it is not abusive to ask people questions.
      And NO I do not believe the Conspiracy garbage.

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    • Dan Carlisle I come from TEXAS and one of my most favorite places history wise is the Alamo in San Antonio. My most favorite Phrase associated with the Alamo was used at the battle of San Jacinto! It was' REMEMBER THE ALAMO REMEMBER GOLIAD" This is not living in the past but we also had the facts of what happen you don't!

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    • Dan Carlisle Actually Wendy it is abusive when you accuse people of outlandish things look at the long list above. We probable agree on much but how to confront others is not one of them.

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      Accuse? I asked questions you wouldn't answer.

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    • Wendy E Aylworth · 426 mutual friendsLoading...

      OneCitizen, does it matter to you if one of the people on your threads wants to insinuate to people that the 9/11 Terrorist Attack was done by someone other than Islamic Terrorists?
      Are you willing to stand up against bullies who desire to... deceive people about the terrorists by insinuating someone else did it?
      And did you notice how this man is degrading to me when he says to me "Well aren't you a feisty one:-) " ? Did you notice that remark? Why haven't you banned him for it
      ?
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    THIS IS WHERE MY REMARK WAS INSERTED…

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    • Dan Carlisle My Opologies for the Fiesty comment where I come from that is usually a compliment and was meant as one. It is usually used to break the ice in a hot situation. In other words it was suppose to be funny not negative.

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    • Dan Carlisle

      I do believe Muslim terrorist flew the planes into the towers and the pentagon. I don't believe the Osama Bin Laden group was the only one involved. ... I consider it traitorous to blame our own governments complicity except for the fact that they were irresponsible for not protecting us more than they did. That would be Politics not military that should be held responsible. Most conservatives and Christians knew we were at war and were a sitting target. I did not believe Wendy deserved that answer at the time of her interrogation of me. I was still trying to figure out what started this in the 1st place and just what she was up to.
      We do need to stop shadow boxing with our own and go after the real enemy:
      Ephesians 6:12
      For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.See More

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    • Dan Carlisle Oh I guess it was because I don't trust the federal reserve that she considered me a threat and a loon. I did not see that one coming! I guess I am getting slow now that I am over the 50 mark.

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Bottom line …

Obviously, this was an automated reaction to a reported issue or the Facebook moderators did not have the time to read the sequence of posts.

Clearly Wendy E Aylworth appears to be disrespectful of the Constitution’s First Amendment. My FB friends now point out that there is a distinction between the First Amendment which controls the government's action and "censorship" which is a matter between individuas and/or non-governmental entitites.

But the larger question, why would Facebook go along without taking a look at the overall issue? Or was the process automated into an algorithmic response.

I leave it to the readers to pass judgement.

-- steve


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