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  •  Yes there is. That's your problem, You endeavor (0+ / 0-)

    to hold others to standards that you and your ilk never are able to achieve.

    She is a blogger. An indigent person who spends her time and monies to fight tyranny, cronyism and corruption.

    What do you do?

    You spend your time assaulting those who fight tyranny, cronyism and corruption; doing so by always avoiding the real issues at hand.

    Thank G-d DailyKos is not ruled by the likes of you; Or there'd be your 2 dozen here making snide, untrue remarks upon others - and a lot of good works and good people elsewhere.

    Fortunately - I'm not the same mold as you - I can forgive and forget that my followers are forced to the back by your bad faith intents. As I'm a believer in the greater good.

    Something that you know nothing about!

    She's a blogger and Obsidian's group did wrong. Just because she told the tale in a ranting way that is not up to your purported high level of ethics and professionalism; doesn't change the fact that Obsidian's group did something wrong.

    Difference between you and I; is that I'm willing to admit that Crystal Cox may have done a faux pas - and you aren't willing to admit the blue sky is blue!

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    by laserhaas on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 11:49:16 AM PST

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    •  Standards, and a "faux pas"? (9+ / 0-)

      From Popehat:

      Crystal Cox is very angry that people call her an extortionist. Why would people say such a thing?

      Well, it's because of emails like this:


      That's an email from Crystal Cox to the lawyer for Mr. Padrick and Obsidian Finance, after she had put up many websites accusing them of criminal offenses, offering to "protect their reputation" in exchange for $2,500 per month. Doubtless that influenced the Ninth Circuit to say this about Crystal Cox in their opinion:

      Cox apparently has a history of making similar allegations and seeking payoffs in exchange for  retraction.
      One instance of interstate extortion isn't exactly a history, of course. But other people have complained of similar tactics by Cox. For instance, she sought the pro bono assistance of First Amendment badass Marc Randazza. When Randazza didn't respond quite the way she wanted, she sent him this:


      In other words, after approaching him about a case in which she had been sued for creating defamatory blogs about people, she registered a URL in Randazza's name, told him she needed to make money, and asked if he knew anyone who needed a search engine reputation manager.

      Nor is Randazza the only one. The Montana Board of Realty Regulation recently recommended that Cox's real estate license be suspended. The Board explained that Cox became irate when a potential customer backed away from her, and sought to destroy his reputation online with confidential information he had provided to her as a potential broker...

    •  Umm...but that wasn't AdamB's choice of words (6+ / 0-)

      In this case,Defendants have embarked on a campaign of cyber-extortion. Specifically,Cox sent an e-mail to Plaintiff Randazza that informed him that she had purchased and, in that same email, informedhim of her “need to make money.”(Pls.’ Mot. for TRO, Ex. 8, ECF No. 2-10.)Additionally,Coxcurrently uses several of theDomain Names to operate websites where she publishes“articles” with the apparent intent to tarnish Plaintiff Radazza’s online reputation. (See e.g., Ex. 11, ECF No. 213.)Moreover,Cox has actuallyoffered to sell at least one of the Domain Names, , for $5million. (Pls.’ Mot. for TRO, Ex. 13, ECF No. 2-15.)  

      That was the US District Courts choice of words.

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