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Truth To Power
OUTSIDEr LINK: 5/17/12: Super PACs Tell Lies, but the Media Spread Them Source:
5-29-12 Occupy National Gathering: June 30 - July 4
5-29-12 Eating This Could Turn Your Gut into a Living Pesticide Factory
5-29-12 U.S. Envoy Under Fire in Russia After 'Shocking' Speech
5-29-12 James L. Gattuso: Put Brakes on Plan to GPS Track Truckers
5-29-12 Flame Cyber Attack: Israel Behind Largest Cyber Spy Weapon Ever?
5-29-12 Insurers Forcing Patients to Pay More for Costly Specialty Drugs
5-29-12 Exporting WAR: Italy to Acquire Robotic Warfare Capabilities from U.S.
5-29-12 Three Years After Taxpayer Bailout, Bank of America Ships Jobs Overseas
5-29-12 Fukushima-Contaminated Tuna Caught Off California Coast
5-29-12 Randol Stebner, Tacoma Man, Lights Fires In Home Depot To Support Friend's Local Store
5-29-12 Panetta: U.S. is Ready to Stop Iran from Creating Nuclear Weapons
5-29-12 The Impending Violence of the Failing Right Wing
5-28-12 You Can Change the Channel, but Local News Is the Same
5-28-12 Bilderberg Concerned Over Mass Protests
5-28-12 Our Female Service Members Do Not Deserve This
5-28-12 House to Vote on Ron Paul Bill to Audit the Federal Reserve
5-28-12 Cougar and Wolves Battle in the Bitterroot
5-28-12 How Shameless Oligarchs Plunder Our World: From 1990s Russia to Present-Day Oklahoma
5-28-12 UK has changed for worse under Queen Elizabeth: Poll
5-27-12 Wall Street Titans Outearned by Mainstream Media Czars
5-27-12 A Last (Chemical) Gasp for Bees?
5-27-12 Video/Story: Vatican in Chaos After Pope's Butler Arrested for Leaks
5-27-12 Snapshots of the Student Movement in Montreal
5-26-12 Fox guest: 'Regulators are Professional Destroyers'
5-26-12 Will South Dakota voters rock the nation and send message to the establishment?
5-26-12 [Video] Tepco release Reactor 4
5-26-12 Video: Paul Krugman Destroys Every Republican Argument for Austerity
5-26-12 Illinois Illegally Seizes Bees Resistant to Roundup; Kills Remaining Queens
5-26-12 All Military Bases in Mideast Region Within Range of Iran Missiles: IRGC Cmdr.
5-26-12 Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico')
5-25-12 YouTube Video: NYPD Brutality During May 22nd Peaceful Protest
Lessons from The Savings and Loan Debacle: The Case for Further Financial Deregulation
Video: How to Start a Revolution: Learn from Iceland!
5-25-12 Maple Spring: Nearly 1,000 Arrested as Mass Quebec Student Strike Passes 100th Day
5-25-12 Lavish Government Spending: Host Of Lavish Vegas Conference Leaves GSA
5-25-12 Milestone Marked in $13.5 Billion Aircraft Carrier Ford Construction
5-25-12 Marc Faber: 100% Chance of Global Recession
5-25-12 Facebook's stock debut shows not all investors are equal
5-25-12 Third Case Against Occupy Wall Street Protester Is Thrown Out
5-25-12 Hours Left to Save the Amazon
5-25-12 Facebook, Executives and Morgan Stanley Sued by Investors Over Disclosures
5-25-12 Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food
5-25-12 Average CEO Pay 2011 Nearly $10 Million At Public Companies: AP Study
5-24-12 Are We Witnessing the Death of the Big-Box Store?
5-24-12 Executive Hipocrisy: They're Finally Getting Google's Number
5-24-12 Cesium-137 Contamination: Fukushima Amounts to Four Chernobyls
12-13-07 YouTube Video: Is Junk Media Making You Sick???
5-25-12 West Side of the Reactor4 Building Bulged
5-25-12 Chicago Police Fight For NATO Summit Compensation
11-24-08 True News 13: Statism is Dead - Part 3 - The Matrix
5-24-12 VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Mass arrests: Over 700 Canadian Protesters Detained in Police Crackdown
5-24-12 Innocence And Injustice In 'Central Park Five'
5-24-12 Utility Says It Underestimated Radiation Released in Japan
5-24-12 Blatant Corruption Exposed as EU Blocks France's Ban on Monsanto's GMO Maize
5-24-12 Economist Worries '20 or 30 Billionaires Control Everything' in The Automated Future
10-21-10 U.N. Urged to Freeze Climate Geo-Engineering Projects
5-22-12 FBI Quietly Forms Secretive Net-Surveillance Unit
5-18-12 YouTube Video: Fukushima Japan in DIRE Straights: Update for The Last Week 5/18/12
5-24-12 Fukushima: Spreading Contamination of Tritium
5-24-12: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown: Cut Spending, Tax Equitably
5-24-12: Revolt Against Vaccines Leads to Mass Exodus From Texas Colleges
5-23-12 Feminist Scholar Judith Butler Foresees Rising Repression Against Protests in the Western World
5-23-12: Senate Panel Approves Five-year Extension of Warrantless Wiretapping Program
5-23-12: GOP Budget Cuts Leave Agencies Too Broke To Police Wall Street, Top Regulators Tell Congress
5/23/12: Breaking News: Small Business Loses Money and Gives Up on Facebook
5-23-12 Media Blackout as Obama Appoints First Ever Assassination Czar
5-23-12 70 reports of police misconduct on Sunday at NATO protest, says National Lawyers Guild
5/23/2012: Facebook's Zuckerburg: As Crooked as They Come: INSIDER TRADING:How Zuckerberg Cashed in $1.13 BILLION Worth of his Personal Shares BEFORE Stock Cratered - Now Could it End Up at $10?
5-23-12 Zimmerman rode with Sanford Cops
LINK: Suppression of Small Town Newspapers Alive and Well in America
5/22/12: Water Level is only 40cm From the Bottom in Reactor1
2010: Inside Job, Narrated by Matt Damon (1hr:48min Full Length HD)
5/22/12: Sheriff Joe Sends Birther 'Investigators' To Hawaii On Taxpayer Dime, Including Sheriff's Deputy
2012: Afghanistan: Killing for Opium: If You Speak Out, You're 'Suicided'
5/22/12: The New, Strikingly Dishonest Ad from Crossroads GPS
5/22/12: Obama Spending Binge Never Happened
2012: Amazon Dumps American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Due to "Public Concerns" about ALEC's Union-Busting, Voter-Suppression Agenda
5/22/12: Bain and Financial Industry Gave Over $565,000 To Newark Mayor Cory Booker For 2002 Campaign
5/22/12: Hackers Gained Access to U.S. Justice Department Website
5/21/12: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Banned Staff from Researching Fukushima Contamination
5-21-12 An Entrepreneur Bankrolls a Genetically Engineered Salmon
5/21/12: "No NATO, No War": U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit
5/20/2012: The Rise of the New Economy Movement
5/20/2012: 6.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Japan
5/20/2012: Chicago Police Accused of Planting Evidence in 'Molotov Cocktail' PLOT/NATO Summit
5/20/2012: Tepco Banned Freelance Journalists from Taking Cameras to Fukushima Plants
5/20/2012: A Sea of Robin Hoods Tell the G8, "It's Time to Tax Wall Street!"
5/20/2012: Dam bursts at Frac Sand Mine, Sends Runoff into St. Croix River
5-20-12 Marathon Oil: Toxic Flaring Shale Gas in the Eagle Ford Shale
5-19-12 Koch Operative Steered $55 Million To Front Groups Airing Ads Against Democrats; Ads Assailed Candidates Over Abortion, 9/11, Medicare
5/19/2012: Stop Needlessly Testing Tobacco Products on Animals
5/19/2012: Dan Rather to Maher: Corporate Media Consolidation is Politicizing and Trivializing Journalism-Story/Video
5/19/2012: Police: 20,000 Anti-Corporate Protesters March in Frankfurt
5/19/2012: National Lawyers Guild Decries Terrorism Charges Against Occupy Activists Protesting NATO Summit
5/18/2012: An Open Letter to the World on the Governmental Destruction of the Environment in Canada
5/18/12: FBI to Investigate Ohio Gov. John Kasich's Administration for Bribery Relating to Gubernatorial Appointments
5/18/2012: Phonehenge West's Kim Fahey Gets Five Years' Probation For Building Code Violations
5/18/2012: The Organic Watergate: Alarming Report Reveals USDA's Cozy Relationship with Corporate Agribusinesses in 'Organic'
5/18/2012: Bill To End Indefinite Detention Fails In House
5/17/12: Security tightens as NATO summit nears
5/17/2012: Senator's to Unveil the "Ex-Patriot Act" to Respond to Facebook's Saverin's Tax 'Scheme'
5/17/2012: Bee kills in the Corn Belt: What's GE Got to Do with it?
5/17/2012: Postal Service To Start Closing Plants This Summer
5/16/2012: 14 State Governors Under Fire from White House for Forming Citizen Militias Not Under Federal Control
5/16/2012: YouTube Video: Tsunami Debris In Juan de Fuca Strait, Washing state
5/16/2012: U.S. Govt Sees U.S. Citizens as The Enemy? Drone Spotted Over Elgin Week Before NATO Summit?
5/15/2012: Obama Has Signed 3 New Executive Orders
5/15/2012: Petition: Don't turn Pagan Island into a Garbage Dump
5/15/2012: Banker Greed Continues Unabated: JP Morgan Debacle Shows Deep Systemic Risk Unchanged
3/28/2011: Iceland, a country that wants to punish the bankers responsible for the crisis
5/15/2012: Elitist Billionaire Peter Peterson Spent Nearly Half A Billion In Washington Targeting Social Security, Medicare for Execution
5/14/2012: Talking Surveillance Cameras Coming to U.S. Streets
5/14/2012: Totalitarian State: Protesting NATO: What to Know About the Secret Service' Suppression of Protesters and H.R. 347
5/14/2012: JPMorgan Executive Resigns After $2 Billion Trading Blunder
5/13/2012: Thousands Test the Waters in Mass 'Sunday Stroll' in Moscow (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
5/13/2012: BREAKING: HISTORIC JUDGMENT. Bush & Associates Found Guilty of Torture
5/12/2012: The Most Dangerous Drug in The World: 'Devil's Breath' Chemical from Colombia Can Block Free Will, Wipe Memory and Even Kill
5/12/2012: Address to the People of California: Governor Brown Discusses 2012-2013 State Budget
5/9/2012: U.S. Senator Sounds Alarm About 'Precarious' Fukushima Situation, Warns of Imminent Release of Radiation
5/9/2012: Feds Declare Martial Law Red Zone Around Chicago Loop For Nato Meeting
5/12/2012: NDAA Vote Next Week: End Indefinite Detention!
5/12/2012: Fukushima Daiichi: The Truth and the Future
5/12/2012: The Radical History of Mother's Day
5/12/2012: The Nuclear Industry and Fukushima: A Giant Nail in the Coffin of Humanity
5/11/2012: Bees & Pesticides: State of the Science: 22 Page Report Released Finds Pesticides Responsible for Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
5/5/2012: FBI Wants Backdoors to Watch You in Facebook, Twitter, Skype & Instant Messaging
Seven Videos of Journalists Arrested at Occupy Wall Street Events Nationwide
5/2012: Noam Chomsky on America's Economic Suicide
5/2012: Yolanda Quesada Fired From Wells Fargo For Shoplifting 40 Years Ago
5/2012: U.S. National Debt - What They Won't Tell You
New Secretive Group Admits It Is Going To 'Swiftboat' President Obama On National Security
5/2012: Firefox Creators Mozilla Attack Congress; Denounce CISPA
5/2012: Sacred White Buffalo Slaughtered; Reward For Catching Killer Grows
5/2012 Pass the California DISCLOSE Act
5/2012: Don't Let Boehner Replace Defense Cuts with Poverty Program Cuts
Occupy the FBI
5/2012: The New Wall Street Racket Looting Your City, One Block at a Time
5/2012: AT&T and Verizon Aren't Lawmakers. Defeat SB 1161
5/5/2012: CBS News San Francisco: Small Town (Ojai) Organizes Mutiny Against Water Company Over High Rates
5/2012: Gold Rush Imperils Peru's Rainforest and Animals
5/2012: Obama Seizes Control Over All Food, Farms, Livestock, Farm Equipment, Fertilizer & Food Production Across U.S.
5/2012: VIDEO: No Individual Taxes. We are being Robbed By the IRS!
5/2012: Welcome to Forgotten People - The Navajo Nation - Arizona
5/2012: Move to Amend - Ojai Group
5/2012: Corrupt Kentucky sheriff brought down by reporters
5/2012: Iceland forgives mortgage debt to save its economy
5/30/12: Hedges: How Our Demented Capitalist System Made America Insane
4/30/2012: “A Staggering Mess” as Tsunami Debris Hits Alaska Coast Early
4/11/12: How the 1% Screw Us Over: Robert Reich Explains How Mitt Romney Got Obscenely Rich
4-9-12 Ethics, Campaign Reform Measure Inspired by Occupy Movement
3/25/12: Smart Meters are Dangerous
3/14/12: Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail - The Bank has Defrauded Everyone from Investors and Insurers to Homeowners and the Unemployed. So Why Does the Government Keep Bailing it out?
2/1/12: CBS Ousts 4 For Bush Guard Story
1/16/12: Senate Bill Authorizes Feds To Revoke Citizenship Of Americans
11-6-2011 Video: Operation Proper Exit: A Return to the War Zone
6/11/11: Fukushima: It's Much Worse Than You Think Scientific Experts Believe Japan's Nuclear Disaster to be Far Worse than Governments are Revealing to the Public
3/14/11: WSJ: How Nuclear Reactors Work ... And the Dangers When They Don't
10-21-2010 U.N. Urged to Freeze Climate Geo-engineering Projects
11-17-05 Concentration Camps in the U.S.?
Keep Smiling
Who Owns Your Thoughts? When the News Becomes Just Another Racket and 'LOCAL' Becomes Just Another Marketing Buzzzz Word
Who Really "Occupies" the
Corporate Media?
Ventura's Very Own Totalitarian State
"owned" media

Tall Tales.... The most ideal situation for a bureaucrat, control the media......................
- VENTURA FIRED City Manager Rick Cole "co-founded Southland Publications" which is Pasadena based. Southland owns the "VENTURA" VCReporter/Ventana faux
'no-alternative' Corporate Publications....
Working Together to
vCORPORATE MEDIA with Government: Togetherness Forever...
- "Last year, we made a modest addition to our Code Enforcement staffing." - Ventura FIRED City Manager Rick Cole, April 20, 2012, Coles Blog: A Save and Clean Ventura
- "We Believe [City of Ventura] code enforcement is on the right track..." - VCReporter Management, Editorial, April 30, 2009
KEEPING the People In Line:
Totalitarian State Control Over Private Citizens: Big City Code Enforcment Rule Over Ventura Citizens is RAMPANT!!!
Govt Manipulation of the Media
"Where government owns the media, citizens are poorer, die younger, have higher infant mortality rates, less access to sanitation, there is more corruption, and less developed capital markets. Where media is privately owned, the opposite is true..... By acting as the gatekeeper to the media industry, government can keep out potential media providers who might be hostile towards their policies and throw out existing media producers who do not serve its ends. In this way entry regulation gives government a powerful method of indirectly manipulating mass media." -

VENTURA: - VCReporter/Ventana ~ Southland Publications, Pasadena, California. (Paper-in-the-Pocket: Southland Publications was co-founded by Ventura City Manager Rick-'King'-Cole!
- Ojai Valley News ~ Buchanan Publications/Tuscaloosa, Alabama?
- Reuters ~ Purchased by the Rothchild banking family in the 1800s. Reuters was recently purchased by Associated Press, Europe?
- Forbes Magazine ~ Malcolm Forbes (billionaire)/NYC?
- Getty Images ~ Getty Communications (J.Paul Getty...)/Seattle?
- VCReporter/Ventana ~ Southland Publications, Pasadena, California. (Paper-in-the-Pocket: Southland Publications was co-founded by Ventura City Manager Rick-'King'-Cole)?
- The Economist ~ Owner, The Economist Group, half of which is owned by the Financial Times, a subsidiary of Pearson PLC. A group of independent shareholders, including many members of the staff and the Rothschild banking family of England, owns the rest./London?
- VCStar ~ E. W. Scripps Co., Cincinnati, Ohio?
- Santa
Barbara Independent ~ two silent partners from NYC, Marianne Partridge, Randy Campbell. NYC?
How "buy Local" Are You?
Draining The Pond?
In Corporations 'You' Do Trust?
more info.
THE PRESS - Body Snatched: Talented or Tortured?
They are usually a little quieter than most (except when their dark side shines), often when you catch their eye there's a fearful flash that flickers across their eyes, they are the CORPORATE MEDIA AMONG US.... like something out of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, beware the Corporate Media is not some obscure idea, some foggy entity that exists somewhere in some high rise skyscraper far far away..... they are also in Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara Living among us..... true, they may be talented, but their true gift is in allowing themselves to be puppeted by the string pullers who attach to them from far far away in those high rise buildings...... ~ VIEW, editor, Jan/2012
See How Easily Ventura/Ojai Govts. & Special Interests Manipulate Scruffy MAINSTREAM Out-of-Town Media CarpetBaggers......
And THE VIDEO LINK: Click Here: Watch Sheldon Brown's Theft and Destruction Video: Click Here www.YouTube/OVVtaView (It's Here!!! Check VIEW, Issue 25/Apr. '10, Page 2......The Theft... The Lies... The Videotape...)
more info.

...and More Legal Problems

Another Conviction...
...for Sheldon Brown....Why indeed.... did Sheldon Brown advocate and personally Thieve The VIEW, preventing distibution of the paper? Anyone's guess what lurks in Sheldon's disingenuous self-effacing manner... but.... Perhaps because the VIEW exposed Brown (See The VIEW, Issue 17/Aug. '09, Page 5), after Sheldon ripped off a Church in Oxnard.....?
Sheldon failed to perform on a contract.... according to a Ventura County Judge who CONVICTED Brown (see VIEW, Issue 26/May. '10, Page 18)... Find Out How the L.A. transplant, (Ventura Breeze/Publishing/Building contractor "L.A. Sheldon Brown") picked the pockets of a trusting Oxnard Church, (VIEW, Issue #17, Aug. 09) Page 5.
Said Sheldon of this moral epiphany, "...I have no intentions of returning any money."
- Sheldon 'A Million Excuses' Brown
Churches No Longer Safe
in Ventura County ?
"Lil' L.A." Sheldon Beyond Reproach ?
"I don't want to talk about it right now,really..."
- Former Ventura Breeze Ad Rep.
Do You Feel Sorry for Sheldon yet ?
RIP Aaron Swartz, 1/11/2013
VIEW Exclusive
Continued from OVView Home...
Jan. 2013: "Aaron Swartz helped create the Internet," CNN declared shortly after his death at the age of 26 on January 11, 2013. It was a tribute to a child prodigy who co-created RSS at the age of 14; originally Rich Site Summary, now Really Simple Syndication - RSS is a Web-publishing technology for delivering syndicated content from frequently updated sites, such as blogs or news websites. RSS allows Web consumers to receive the latest stories on a feed without having to constantly revisit their favorite pages.
"If you subscribe to a podcast - or receive automatic updates from - you have Swartz to thank," reported CNN.

Aaron, who also co-founded Reddit, one of the most popular websites on the Internet; who founded; and who was instrumental in defeating The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), the passage of which corporations so greedily sought; was facing a federal trial on 13 felony charges and a possible 35-year prison sentence pursuant to the archaic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. His body was discovered in his New York City apartment, the cause of death attributed to suicide by hanging. His alleged crimes? Downloading documents of historical significance and research papers - research largely funded by taxpayers - that had been digitalized and were now "owned" by JSTOR and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (JSTOR did not want Aaron prosecuted, and released for free the documents Aaron had sought. MIT, however, decided to cooperate with an investigation headed by the United States Secret Service, no less - and in doing so, effectively placed the noose around Aaron's neck.) Aaron, who once said: "Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves," believed knowledge should be free for everyone. "Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity," he urged.
It was a sentiment he expressed when he wrote in a blog at the age of 13: "My name is Aaron Swartz. I'm a 9th grader at the North Shore Country Day School. In the summer of 2000, I finally realized that school wasn't working. I decided to do something about it.... I'm tired of outdated teaching practices where the students don't learn anything. I'm tired of constantly being prepared for more preparation. I want something new, something worthwhile, something better."
Traditional schooling never seem to take with Aaron; after declaring his independence from the tedious process of 'preparing to be prepared,' he mainly studied at home. Although he enrolled at Stanford in 2004, he only stayed a year, saying he did not find it a "very intellectual atmosphere." At the time of his suicide, he was a fellow at Harvard University's Ethics Center Lab on Institutional Corruption.
In agonizing detail, 603 pages of The United States v. Aaron Swartz have been released, exposing not only our broken legal system, but also the deadly, calculated precision with which the government broke a brilliant young man. Also revealed was more detail about the immunity agreement reached between Aaron's ex-lover, Quinn Norton, and Aaron's tormentors, which resulted in her testifying before the federal grand jury that ultimately indicted him, and the affirmation that she would have been tapped to testify for the prosecution had Aaron been able to survive until a trial occurred.
It is old news that Norton (@quinnnorton on Twitter), 13 years Aaron's senior and a tech and science writer (occasionally for Wired Magazine), a photographer, and a blogger, had been granted immunity, and testified before the grand jury. References to a "secret agreement with feds to avoid prosecution"; and WIRED reporter
Quinn Norton soon to be 2nd most hated snitch in hacker community after Adrian Lamo were circulating around Twitter as early as December 2011, all relying on a link to a single letter written on August 12, 2011, as an initial discovery response by United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who plays West Side Story's spiteful and lonely Anita with remarkable accuracy as she struts and leads her band of Sharks. The link contained two sentences that ricocheted around the web: 3. Promises, rewards, or inducements have been given to witness Erin Quinn Norton. Copies of the letter agreement with her and order of immunity with respect to her grand jury testimony are enclosed on Disk 3. (USA v. Aaron Swartz - Criminal Document #20).
But the release of the court case reignited the controversy, along with the usual speculations, denials, and rationalizations. On Facebook, one tells lies to one's friends. On Twitter, one tells the truth to strangers. When @timeoutcorner tweeted upon release of the court case: "Takes some serious balls to be all boo-hoo at the funeral of one's ex, when one was paid to be a snitch against said ex." Swartz LINK ("Balls" LINK), the reaction was fast and furious. Australian Internet activist @Asher_Wolf was her typically scolding self: "@timeoutcorner you need to stop. she took the 5th." Apparently, Asher did not pause to check her facts with Quinn herself, who pleaded her own case by claiming in a tweet: "my gj testimony didn't do the prosecution one damn bit of good" (LINK: (LINK: (LINK: "@postmodern _mod3) (LINK: my gj testimony didn't do the prosecution one damn bit of good).
Although dear Asher was incorrect when she asserted about Quinn: "she took the 5th," in reality the destruction of Aaron Swartz had already been long underway.
Reading through the 603 pages that comprise The United States v. Aaron Swartz brought recurring images from Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities: Dissatisfied and disgruntled prosecutors screaming, "We've found him, the Great White Defendant!" But instead of a bankster fat cat as their fictional prey, Ortiz & Co. were not jealous of Aaron because they thought he had financial worth and lived a lavish lifestyle. It was worse than that. They wanted to add the Smartest Kid on the Block to their collection of skulls and items on their resumes. He was The One who counted among his close friends the likes of Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, who broke down and sobbed on during an interview on Democracy Now shortly after Aaron's death; the Boy Wonder; the Internet sensation who, despite his accomplishments had disdain for financial gain, wanting nothing more than for ordinary people to have free access to knowledge. That he was more revered than his persecutors will ever be, as they toil daily doing just the opposite - locking up the ever evolving definition of Bad Guys - must have grated on the sensibilities of the United States Attorneys. It is reminiscent of the way the "gifted kids" were bullied in school before it became cool to be a nerd. But being a "nerd supremacist," as Jaron Lanier wrote in the Atlantic, ironically on December 20, 2010 - just as Aaron was supposedly in the midst of his JSTOR/MIT escapades -- has its own set hazards. Aaron found that out the hard way. (The Hazards of Nerd Supremacy: The Case of WikiLeaks, The Atlantic, December 20, 2010.)
Evidence of this nerd backlash, born not just of envy but of fear, can be found in the government's Motion for a Protective Order (Pages 77-82), filed on September 27, 2011, two and a half months after the grand jury returned an indictment on July 14, 2011, charging Aaron with four counts of wire fraud, computer fraud, theft of information from a computer, and this last one amuses, as though Aaron had been spray-painting graffiti: Recklessly Damaging a Computer. The motion asserts the necessity "to protect victims in the case from the very real risk of serious and irremediable harm while permitting the effective production of additional materials pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 16 and the Local Rules of this Court." Seven reasons were listed to justify this "very real risk of serious and irremediable harm," and it is the final one that bemuses the most: "earlier posted on one of his websites,, a call-to- arms entitled "Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto" which concluded "We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerrilla Open Access." (Emphasis in the original.)"
That he wrote those words when he was only 21 years old, and nearly two and one half years before the occurrence of events for which he was charged, apparently did not make them, or Aaron himself, any less "threatening" to our illustrious United States Attorneys. Instead, perhaps his youthful manifesto was the motivation for adding Aiding and Abetting to each of the charges he faced. Or perhaps he had company in his efforts to liberate knowledge. Perhaps the answer lies within the Ortiz letter itself.
The letter itself was not rooted in altruism: the government is required by law to provide evidence to a defendant facing federal charges. How much evidence is provided is invariably a protracted battle. As Ortiz ticked through her obligatory list, she arrived at the category "Exculpatory Evidence Under Local Rule 116.2(B)(1)," Ortiz sniffed: "The government is unaware of any information that would tend directly to negate the defendant’s guilt concerning any count in the indictment. However, the United States is aware of the following information that you may consider to be discoverable under Local Rule 116.2(B)(l)(a)." And at the very bottom of the list were the damning words that revealed that Quinn had cut a deal: 3. Promises, rewards, or inducements have been given to witness Erin Quinn Norton. Copies of the letter agreement with her and order of immunity with respect to her grand jury testimony are enclosed on Disk 3." (Pages 100-108, the entry itself found on Page 104)
But included in the same paragraph that is supposed to provide evidence that could exonerate Aaron, Ortiz also added: - While not a defense or material, one or more other people used or attempted to use scrapers to download JSTOR articles through MIT computers during the period of Defendant Swartz's illegal conduct. On the evening of November 29, 2010, the network security team at MIT was contacted and investigated journal spidering occurring on the site of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. It was tracked to a group of shared computers on which anyone at MIT can host a virtual machine. It was determined that a virtual machine had been compromised. The user was notified that scripts placed on it were downloading journals from JSTOR, IEEE and APS. The machines were taken offline early the morning of November 30, 2010. (Page 104) Other "witnesses" are referenced, including a "student" who allegedly identified Aaron from a photo (Page 103), and two "case-in-chief" witnesses are mentioned, but not identified. Inexplicably, that notoriety was reserved only for Quinn Norton.
These revelations prompted a letter from Aaron's attorney to Stephen Heymann (for some reason reminiscent of Richie Valens' older, drawing-by-numbers brother in La Bamba), dated May 8, 2012, requesting production of additional discovery, including: 11. Any and all Grand Jury testimony provided on or about June 16, 2011, and any memoranda of interview with Quinn Norton; (Pages 200-201) Heymann, who now calls to mind that dreaded teacher who always wanted you to show your work, requested that Aaron's defense provide him with a "legal basis" for the discovery being sought. In a responsive two-page letter dated May 10, 2012, Aaron's attorney addressed the ex-girlfriend issue by stating: 3. As to paragraph 11, [Any and all Grand Jury testimony provided on or about June 16, 2011, and any memoranda of interview with Quinn Norton] Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963). (Pages 203-204)
The Brady case is a landmark SCOTUS decision in which the prosecution had withheld from the criminal defendant certain evidence, in violation of the 14th Amendment. Brady evidence includes statements of witnesses or physical evidence that conflicts with the prosecution's witnesses, and evidence that could allow the defense to impeach the credibility of a prosecution witness.
A subsequent discovery motion filed on June 6, 2012, by Aaron's defense did not address @quinnnorton's testimony and interview notes, so I assume they were provided - which the United States was obliged to do pursuant to Brady. However, it did request as follows PARAGRAPH 15. This paragraph asked the government to "identify the origin of any and all statements of Aaron Swartz including but not limited to emails, text messages, chats, documents, memoranda or letters, i.e., to identify the source from which each statement was received and the legal procedure used to obtain each such statement of the defendant." (Page 196) Further, the motion sought: Paragraph 1 requested that the government provide "[a]ny and all grand jury subpoenas - and any and all information resulting from their service - seeking information from third parties including but not limited to Twitter. MIT, JSTOR, Internet Archive that would constitute a communication from or to Aaron Swartz or any computer associated with him."
Paragraph 20 requested "[a]ny and all paper, documents, materials, information and data of any kind received by the Government as a result of the service of any grand jury subpoena on any person or entity relating to this investigation.” (Page 197) Being forced to duel for every scrap of evidence - whether harmful or helpful - seeps into the marrow of one's bones. Further, a 16-page Superseding Indictment was filed by the government on September 12, 2012, adding an additional nine counts against Aaron - all 13 carrying the same Aiding and Abetting charge. (Pages 240-256)
I assume that, when subpoenaed, Quinn Norton intended to invoke her 5th Amendment privileges. That right would have been co-opted by a crafty immunity deal - there is no need to refuse to testify if the testimony will not be self-incriminating. Still, without the immunity agreement, I am uncertain of the prospective success of an attempt by her to rely on 5th Amendment guarantees. Close family members can argue that they should not be forced to testify against each other, but cousins, nieces, nephews, and so on, are not considered close enough to qualify. (United States v. Seewald, 450 F.2d 1159 (1971)) As an ex-girlfriend, that argument would not have held up. If, on the other hand, she was considered a potential defendant, then an immunity deal would have been the only method by which to elicit her testimony.
Since the released documents do not contain the information tucked into "Disk 3," I will not speculate about the terms of the immunity deal, whether it was use immunity (meaning her testimony could not be used against her, but independently discovered evidence could), or if it was transactional immunity (meaning she could not be prosecuted at all in the matter about which she was testifying). One thing is certain: Quinn Norton was boxed in by The United States. How and why remains a mystery I cannot solve. Besides, it is not my story to tell. That right - to do so or to not - belongs only to @quinnnorton.
On February 4, 2013, Congress held its own memorial for Aaron Swartz. California Rep. Zoe Lofgren has called for revisions to the CFAA, which she has dubbed, "Aaron's Law." California Rep. Darrell Issa has called for a congressional investigation of the prosecutorial overreach that hounded Aaron to death. Hackers - close friends of Aaron's - do no believe those efforts go far enough in addressing the problem of an antiquated and ambiguous law, burgeoning technology, and disproportionate punishment for Internet "crimes" people are often unaware they are even committing. It is their fervent belief that only those who understand computer science and technology possess the know-how to fashion Internet laws that are productive and proportionate for the advancement of American society; certainly driving hackers to suicide or locking them up indefinitely only demonstrates fear of the best and the brightest scientific minds - a tradition that can be dated back to Galileo or even as recent as Alan Turing. (Aaron was the second hacker who committed suicide while being pursued by US Attorney Heymann; Ortiz' husband had the gall to take to Twitter to criticize Aaron's parents and his obituary before Aaron was even buried - an act he no doubt regretted when it was discovered by Anonymous). One such group can be found at I have been asked to serve as the legal advisor, and wrote the dedication that appears at the bottom of the page: "To honor one of the most inspiring, innovative thinkers of our time, the content of this site is and will remain public domain - as is the United States law it is based on - in memory of Aaron Swartz and all other hackers who have given their lives or freedom."
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Mainstream Corrupt Drivel: "We Believe [City of Ventura] code enforcement is on the right track..."
- VCReporter Management,
Editorial, April 30, 2009
Who Owns You Baby ? (remember this when you look at the "bio's" of the Mainstream "Pressers" then look in your wallet...)
- NBC: Comcast Corp. did a radical takeover of NBC in 2011, from General Electric. The merger combined the nation's largest cable company and residential internet service, and one of the world's biggest producers of TV shows and motion pictures. Also includes NBC News.
More Info. Conflict of Interest: "[Chelsea] Clinton, was hired as a special correspondent for NBC News." Chelsea, just 31-years-old at the time in 2011, was awarded a whopping and ridiculous "entry-level" annual salary of "$600,000"- Source:
- CNN: Originally founded and owned by Ted Turner, was Interesting at that time, (until the takeover by TW Inc.) Now owned by Time Warner, Inc. Board of Directors Include a former U.S. Attorney General (Under G.H.W. Bush), Powerful Top Banking Officials, Public Relations Executives, etc. etc.
- New York Times: Founded in 1851, now hugely Foreign-owned and controlled by Carlos Slim, the largest shareholder of the Times. Slim is a Mexican Business-Media Magnate with an estimated net worth of $50 Billion US. From 2010 to 2013 Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by Forbes. In 2008 Slim took a 6.4% stake valued at $27 million in the troubled New York Times Company, as the global recession and declining advertising revenues took a particularly heavy toll on print-based "old media" companies across the U.S. Slim increased his stake to 8% by 2012. Slim's stake in the Times increased again to 16.8% on Jan. 20, 2015 when he exercised stock options to purchase 15.9 million shares, making him the largest shareholder in the company.
- Downhill Slide of Journalism: Slim has been criticized by Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, and a few others, for attempting to Rig and Influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election with unbalanced, biased reporting. In internal Clinton Campaign Emails, released by Wikileaks in Oct. 2016, it was found that the New York Times was/is? providing stories to Clinton Campaign officials for their editing, prior to Times publication. Source: Wikileaks:
- House of Rothschild: (who owns the banks and the U.S. Federal Reserve) bought Reuters news service in the 1800's. Within the last 20+ years, Reuters bought the Associated Press. Now the Elite own the two largest wire services in the world, where most newspapers get their news. The Rothschilds have control of all three U.S. Networks, plus other aspects of the recording and mass media industry according to research by Eustice Mullins in his book 'Who Owns the TV Networks'. Google more about the Rothschild family who financed Adam Weishaupt to create the Illuminati, an instrument to achieve a "One [Godless] Goverment" in Myron Fagans.
More info ~ Media VIEW
Financials: Is There Going to be a Federal Investigation into Ojai bookeeping or is it all perfectly fine? click to read info/report
Mar. 2013: FEMALE VETS: Fastest Growing Homeless Population

The Defense Department has found that about one in three military women has been sexually assaulted, a rate twice as high as that among civilians. Follow up studies have also found men and women who have faced sexual trauma in the military are now the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, with black females disproportionately affected. According to the report 45% of homeless veterans they identified were black women, 41% white, 7.6% Latinas, and 1.3% were API. The majority of those homeless are veterans who fought in the Persian Gulf Period or after (8/90-present) -including conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Changing Weather PatternsHow Financial 'Downturns' are Spun to the scorned public. Fixed Government, Special Interests, Financial Institutions, Big Media, Corps. & Wall Street present bad financial news like a freak weather pattern completely out of their control. Fact is they always work it to their advantage, profiting from the people's hardhip. They Always manage to theft Private profits for themselves at Public taxpayer losses.
Actual Way Government/Special Interests, Financial Institutions/Big Media, Corporations & Wall Street cronies Intentionally Create underegulated Financial Crashes; then run off with big Private Profits and cause harm to and destruction of Public taxpayer solvency (called Theft).
Ventura city hall errandboy BUSTED
Convicted VeNtUrA BrEeZe Publisher Sheldon Brown.....
a Convicted friend of Ventura City Government &
The Ventura Chamber of Commerce......
where LINK criminal behavior
is Awarded
Shady Sheldon ~ Shifty
Ventura Breeze Character...
Shifty Incident... Waaaaa?
Thief and Liar: L.A. Publisher CAUGHT
LINK to Video
BROWN CONVICTED: As Published in THE VIEW pdf: Pg 2 Issue 25, April 2010: The People of the State of California, Plaintiff vs. Sheldon Brown, Defendant ~ PC.490.7 (B)(A) Unlawfully Taking More Than 25 Copies of a Free or Complimentary Newspaper with Intent to Harm Competitor ~ Breeze Publisher Sheldon "L.A." Brown Convicted of Theft
April, 2010: Sheldon Brown, editor, publisher, and "chief bottle washer" of the Ventura Breeze was convicted April 2 in Ventura Superior Court of the Oct. 17, 2009 Criminal Theft of The Ojai and Ventura VIEW.
Brown's noted disingenuous "apologies" and rationalizations didn't wash with the DA or the court either as he received his sentence. I honestly think Sheldon is "sorry" but he is only sorry that he got caught. His pleas for sympathy were thinly disguised veils for his true unmaskable nature.
The people that Sheldon was hurting are the Advertisers of the VIEW, and as a "newspaperman" Sheldon should understand this, and know that he's hurt the VIEW advertisers. Now he has the nerve to Target the same Merchants, who his selfish actions have damaged.
Is this the kind of person you would want to advertise with?
And so, as any law enforcement officer will tell you, Sheldon's thievery, attempted censorship, subsequent lies to try to mislead, his cap-in-hand pleas to Ventura city officials (apra-pro pals & part of his stable of friend-in-hand politicians; regular Breeze propaganda 'columnists' - so an outlaw publisher for 'outlaw' politicians...) still, this was no match for the solid surveillance video (
Click Here) evidence of his unsuccessful chicanery, trickery, foolery and thievery. Sheldon still owes The VIEW $140 for the 70 copies of the VIEW he stole, despite his own Oct. 27, 2009 email in which he promises, "I would be happy to pay for these papers if you will tell me where to send a check."
For Sheldon, The Ojai & Ventura View, P.O. Box 1824, Ojai, CA 93024, just as it has always been published in the VIEW box [on page 2]. Let the healing begin. We're still waiting Sheldon for the "check is in the mail..."
- Editor
UPDATE Dec./2011: DEADBEAT Defaulter List
-- REWARD --
The Ojai and Ventura VIEW is offering a Reward to anyone else providing electronic/photographic evidence of the Theft or Destruction of VIEW papers. Ron Rowe and Mary Long will personally present a bottle of hand-picked Charles Shaw Cabernet or Merlot. For More information stay tuned !
When the public's access to information is restricted or censored, the public suffers. When an individual, or government, or other media source or media/government cohort seeks to restrict the Press and First Amendment right to Free Speech, the public suffers. When this is done in the midst of an election, the voting public and ultimately our democratic and free way of life suffers. With the U.S. in such recent dire straits, the free discussion of ideas now more than ever, is necessary to provide a way out.
- Joel Anderson, editor, VIEW
Crooks Always Think They're Too Smart to Get Caught ~ The Ojai and Ventura VIEW is offering a Reward to anyone providing electronic/photographic evidence of the Theft or Destruction of VIEW papers.
More info.
The Wild,Wacky and Zany World of 'Ivory Tower Boy' Sheldon Brown and the Ventura Breeze.... Sheldon Cited by the Ventura P.D........ Convicted by the Ventura County Court System... And Loved by the Ventura City Council........
Brown Has Conviction
VENTURA PD CRIME: VIDEO INCIDENT: Posted Sun. Oct. 25 - BREAKING NEWS: CAUGHT ON TAPE - Theft of The Ojai and Ventura VIEW - Video (See VIDEOLINK --> The Sheldon Brown Theft/Destruction Video: Click Here www.YouTube/OVVtaView ) The Nature of Politics.... The Ivory Tower's Boy:Sheldon Brown: First the theft, then the lies, then the half-truths...then the Conviction from Ventura County Judge...-> (see VIEW, Issue 25/Apr. '10, Page 2)
Upholding The Fascist State
Jan. 26, 2012: U.S. Drops in Press Freedoms Ranking ::: The U.S. Dropped from #27 to #47 in Reporters Without Borders' 10th Annual Press Freedom Index 2011-2012, released Jan. 26. The report noted that U.S. Police Crackdowns (censorship, physical attacks, arrests) on Reporters during ongoing Occupy Wall Street Movements were significant. Beginning last year, this marks a dark downturn in the United States, which represents itself internationally as the world model for free democracy. A new low has now been achieved by the U.S. in utilizing totalitarian and repressive tactics to repress the free press and, in turn, suppression of an overwhelming number of U.S. citizens.
More Information: Save The
"We Believe [City of Ventura] code enforcement is on the right track..."
- VCReporter Management,
Editorial, April 30, 2009
Is the Corporate Press Subject to Manipulation by every threat wielding self-interest that comes down the Pike?
Does the city of ventura "own".... the VCReporter??? Ask Rick Cole.....
The "LA"Reporter......
Are You NOT Local? Sending Your Ad Dollar to the big black hole of Los Angeles?
The "VC"Reporter & Ventana are in fact owned by Southland Publications, Pasadena, California which was
co-founded by Ventura City Manager Rick Cole
STATE OWNED MEDIA Alive and well... in VENTURA COUNTY......
Glossy People
Glossy Content
"We like this place pretty much the way it is"
- Brett Bradigan, (sed May 2011)
fired Ojai Valley News editor
THIS PAGE INCLUDES: IDIOT BLOGGERS: ~ Find out what happens when a group of idiots with too much time on their hands put their pea brains together....

Can you Save Your Town? Or Are You Just another Crony to the Cabal of Special Interest?
The Faux-Media and
the Damage Done

Is your News just a little too watered down for what's really going on... They never give you the Real story? It's NO ACCIDENT! Don't forget the Mainstream Stagnant Press and the damage done.... Idiot Ventura-County-Mainstream Media & Faux Alternative-Chain-Newspapers, & idiot bloggers (Those Lazy Dawgs...) have helped enable our Financial Mess and are Twisting & still Sucking UP to Corporate America in Desperation, those who caused the mess in the first place. Why the struggling, sedated not-local corporate Mainstream Press (LA Based-VCReporter (LA ad rag), Star Free Press, Remote-Controlled OVSnooze, etc.) can't help but suck up to the archaic failed systems of government & business as usual... How 'Local' are you?
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