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     True colors are as true colors do. If you dare to criticize Mitt Romney, Bain and / or their financial interested - you will pay a price. Of this, I can personally testify. Unfortunately, I am sad to say, we have learned I am not the only one these nefarious turd's seek to destroy. Thus, I bring you the story of Jody May-Chang - a journalist with tenacity. For her having the audacity to report on the facts, she has found herself in the cross hairs of a billionaire ruthless brute named Frank Vandersloot.

       Mr. Vandersloot owns a company entitled Melaleuca in Idaho. Forbes denotes in an October 2011 report (here) the fact that, in 1999, Frank Vandersloot dabbled in politics. How Vandersloot went after a school program to discuss sexuality issues; and a campaign against Morgan Stanley Dean Winter for  inviting Bill Clinton to speak at a bond hearing. Forbes describes Frank Vandersloot's Meleleuca biz as;

Melaleuca is a pyramid selling organization, built along the lines of Herbalife and Amway. Vendors get commissions on the products they sell and also on products sold by vendors they recruit

     However, Mr. Vandersloot is no longer just a dabbler. He is "All In" on the Mitt Romney campaign to become POTUS. Mr. Vandersloot is a Mormon too and (apparently) a homophobe. As denoted by this MSNBC video by Rachael Maddow - if you do not do a story in the manner that Vandersloot approves of he does not play nice. Rachael has a great history lesson and details on why Montana rejected the US Supreme Court "Citizens United" decision - as she leads into the facts about Vandersloot;


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UPDATE: 4/25/2012 12:27pm Pacific

Thanks to Commentor "my2petpeeves" - we have the PBS link to the Mormon purported connection to Boy Scout child abuse / pedophile Cover Ups. It would seem that Bain Capital frauds get one side of Romney's camp scorn and any attack upon a "Real" issue of child abuse is also another No No issue that a Romney connected person will unleash wrath upon a messenger reporting bad faith. See the Boy Scout pedophile/ Morman Bishop scandal at this link here;

http://www.pbs.org/...

 

Salon's Glenn Greenwald Reports on Vandersloot's Threats


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        If you took the time to watch Rachel Maddow's whole 8 minutes - you now have a good insight into this entire Diary. But, before we delve into Jody May-Chang's story; we need more background - corroborative - on the methods of Frank Vandersloot. As denoted by Salon's Glenn Greenwald - Frank Vandersloot is "fair game" as a public figure because Mr. Vandersloot is a:
-- devout Mormon and has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) since 1965. Over the last decade, he has continuously inserted himself into the political realm in all sorts of inflammatory and influential ways, clearly making him a public figure and fair game for scrutiny.


      Salon's Greenwald story details the lengths of money and power Vandersloot utilizes. The story is entitled - "Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics". It details how Vandersloot placed an entire full page ad in a paper and "outed" a reporter and the "jihad" that Frank Vandersloot engaged upon to stymie news stories. A Utah paper (the Post Register) reported on a possible pedophile ring with Mormon connections and possible cover ups on abuse in the Boy Scouts. The series is entitled "Scout's Honor" and won the prestigious prize known as the "Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment".

 Vandersloot forces Mother Jones to yank story

      Giving corroborative evidence to the fact that Vandersloot is a big bully on his quest to quash opinions - Mother Jones caved into the heat and have corrected / redacted parts - when their story "Pyramid Like Company Ponies Up $1 Million for Mitt Romney" wound up in Vandersloot's cross-hairs.

Forbes faced Vandersloot scrutiny and corrected story

       It does not get more prudent, with many a better general counsel and nationally (maybe even internationally) known - as the likes of Forbes. Yet, according to Greenwald's Salon story - Forbes was put under pressure by Vandersloot's legal power house too. The original Forbes link (here) states "somethings gone awry". That is why you must go to Forbes other link (here) to get the story. I think Forbes should be ashamed of itself - it seems to pander to Vandersloot and his company.

Vandersloot's lawyer copyrights' threat letter attempting to quash release

        Demonstrating how bizarre and inane the power and money of legal over reach/ intimidation can get - Vandersloot's attorney sent a letter (here) to Blogger "d2" and also sued to get the real name of Bloggers. The court granted the disclosing of who "d2" is and denied Vandersloot's litigation request to find out who "Thomas Paine" is of the Blog "43rdStateBlues".

        When the letter was published, the attorney (after the fact) - had his letter "Copyrighted" and then demanded the letter be redacted from "d2"s Blog. How a threat can be copyrighted is absurd. Forcing the Blogger to be revealed as a measure of justice is damn near intolerable.




Vandersloot picks on a Fighter tenacious; LGBT activist Jody May-Chang



      Jody May-Chang is an independent journalist, spokesperson and activist for LGBT. She is Editor of "PrideDepot.com" website. Jody wrote what Salon's Greenwald calls an "innocuous" posting in 2007 about Frank Vandersloot support of U.S. Senate hopeful Lt. Gov Jim Risch - entitled - "Risch's anti-gay backer tries to sensor public tv". Risch sought to win the seat vacated by Larry Craig.

      It is now on the record, that Salon's Glenn Greenwald will help gather financial and moral support for Jody May-Chang, should Vandersloot's powerhouse become more thuggish in their approach to Jody.

       This is my declaration - that I will assist as well (as I hope this report does).


CONCLUSION


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     Anyone who seeks to stymie a report on child abuse - especially pedophiles corrupting an organization that seeks to gleam our best and brightest to leadership futures - is just plain Evil. Those actions speak 10 times louder that the bogus words and the bad faith is corroborated by the ad hominem personal attacks on the reports.

      Glenn Greenwald concludes with this remark - apropos on the quest to quash;

Anyone who is the national finance co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign deserves probing, substantial scrutiny. That’s equally true of someone who continues to use their vast wealth to influence the outcome of our elections and our most inflammatory political debates. And it’s certainly true of someone who has made it a regular practice of threatening journalists, bloggers and activists who shine light on his political and business practices. Journalists like Jody May-Chang who focus their journalistic light on people like Frank VanderSloot provide all of us with a vital public service, and deserve our full-fledged support when they are targeted with threats and retribution.
The Post Registers Dean Miller great reflection
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     It is absolutely amazing, that the Post Register witnessed a rise in readership and attributes such to the fact that they fight the powerhouses desire to quash honorable, investigative journalism ('are you listening WSJ')?  Mr. Miller concludes his story (as is denoted on Harvard's Neieman Reportshere) with this great insight into what needs to be today - for main stream journalism to thrive;
One of the sweeter moments of our year occurred when we received figures from our circulation audit. While the sales numbers of other U.S. newspapers were in free fall, we were among the nation's faster growing daily papers. For us, these numbers testified to the value of fortitude. Publishing uncomfortable truths needn't be an act of hot-blooded courage; it should be a cool-headed exercise in focus: Find the civic heart of a story, steer a steady course to it, and serve the public's legitimate interests in openness and justice. Do that and, even when the story rocks your boat, trust that the waves won't capsize it.


It is a great thing - to see integrity fighting against tyranny, cronyism & corruption

                               I hope we see more such journalism - Now!


UPDATE



Jody May-Chang points out some errors within (and I am too tired to hunt them down)

Thus, here's her comment corrections - We are honored that she noticed.

1. The Post Register is an Idaho Falls, ID newspaper in VanderSloots own back yard.

2. PrideDEPOT.com is my old news blog and has been dormant for several years. It is now an archive. My current blog is on may-chang.com

3. My last name does not have an 'e' at the end. That I must say happens all the time, even I do that from time to time. ;^}

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For those who are not sure what the story is completely about, it is indeed complicated. I strongly recommend watching the Maddow video and or reading the Salon.com piece. That should clear up any questions readers might have.

For those who are interested in knowing more specifics about VanderSloot's anti-gay antics. I have a piece on that here: http://boingboing.net/...

Thanks for the support everyone!!! blushing...


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  •  Tip Jar (15+ / 0-)

    PLEASE ☺ - Help Stop Mitt the Pitts Romney from Stealing ☻ the POTUS

    by laserhaas on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 02:20:04 AM PDT

  •  I'm going to have to read this a few times (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Catte Nappe

    This is the strangest style of writing I have ever seen. Maybe I just need some morning coffee but this makes no sense.

    •  I've had coffee..it doesn't help (2+ / 0-)
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      The Swimmer, drawingporno

      I have to conclude some significant chunk of diary got left out. I know who Vandersloot is, and Greenwald, and I can see all that story; but there is absolutely nothing explaining what Vandersloot is doing to threaten Jody May-Chang.

      from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 08:17:36 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Wow (3+ / 0-)
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    Ian S, laserhaas, SwedishJewfish

    Frank Vandersloot is a real piece of work.  I did a quick lookup on yahoo (yeah I know, I am old and still yahoo instead of google) and I read some articles.

    Anyways, if this total waste of DNA wants to take on bloggers & journalist who dare to report on him..well you know what FINE, DO IT Frank!

    I suggest that we get EVERYONE here and our friends for a couple days to put out blog after blog on this POS and make his law firm REALLY work.

    Intimidate the people?  Well the people can over-work your scumbag lawyers (whos sole purpose is intimidation) in house and expensive DC ones!

    I think an idea like this could have possibilities

    "Stupid is as stupid does" - The republican motto you can believe in as they live it daily!

    by Mannie on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 06:53:58 AM PDT

    •  It is standard operation procedure for GOP to (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      SwedishJewfish

      to seek to assuage people away from the facts - by an assault of the source, messenger or another.

      The boy scout story is a few years ago. Thus, not such news here. But the method of assault speaks volumes to me about Vandersloot's bad faith intent. As if, you don't dare go after anyone or anything Mormon - no matter how terrrible the issue.

      I've never attacked Romney on Mormon issues until I learned (just this year) - that the FBI in Los Angeles - has a history of Mormon bias protecting Mormon's and anti everyone else.

      However, I will continue to seek the criminal indictment of Bain and the forcing of Romney to answer the questions on how much he knows about Bain's organized criminal acts. At the barest of minimums - Mitt Romney must give back the monies he received from Bain since 2001.

      Which is 30 or 40 million dollars or more.

      PLEASE ☺ - Help Stop Mitt the Pitts Romney from Stealing ☻ the POTUS

      by laserhaas on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 07:21:46 AM PDT

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  •  Laserhaas this is really interesting stuff (3+ / 0-)
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    laserhaas, Catte Nappe, drawingporno

    But I have to admit, as someone who hasn't followed this story at all, I'm a bit confused. Could you give some more background info? I.E. what does this refer to:

        Anyone who seeks to stymie a report on child abuse - especially pedophiles corrupting an organization that seeks to gleam our best and brightest to leadership futures - is just plain Evil. Those actions speak 10 times louder that the bogus words and the bad faith is corroborated by the ad hominem personal attacks on the reports.
    Thanks!

    You must work-we all must work-for a world that is worthy of its children. - Pablo Casals. Please donate to TREE Climbers, our 501(c)(3).

    by SwedishJewfish on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 08:59:30 AM PDT

    •  Rachel covered this on her show in (2+ / 0-)
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      laserhaas, SwedishJewfish

      maybe February?? Not sure. Actually, the Post Register is published in Idaho Falls, a town of abut 60,000 people, where Melaleuca is operated. I can't remember the details of the child abuse story, it was something about boy scouts being abused. Somehow Vandersloot got involved. The point that Rachel was making is that he sues anyone who says anything mean about him. I thought at the time that Rachel was pretty brave to be covering that story, and wondered how long it would be til he went after her. Haven't heard anything about him doing so. Rachel is so good about reporting factual stuff though, maybe there was nothing there he could complain about?

      "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." Anais Nin

      by SuWho on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 09:56:25 AM PDT

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    •  I was hoping to beguile someone like you into (1+ / 0-)
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      SwedishJewfish

      doing the Boy Scout story - Swedish....

      I am too busy today and did this story in the wee hours with no sleep (original had 47 typo's) -

      Have plenty to do on Mitt the pitts that I am a specialist on.

      But I will update the section your denote with UPDATE links

      PLEASE ☺ - Help Stop Mitt the Pitts Romney from Stealing ☻ the POTUS

      by laserhaas on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 10:02:16 AM PDT

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  •  A Couple of Minor Corrections (4+ / 0-)

    Laserhaas - Thanks for the coverage I really appreciate it.

    I hate to leave corrections in the comment section but I am not sure how to contact you.

    1. The Post Register is an Idaho Falls, ID newspaper in VanderSloots own back yard.

    2. PrideDEPOT.com is my old news blog and has been dormant for several years. It is now an archive. My current blog is on may-chang.com

    3. My last name does not have an 'e' at the end. That I must say happens all the time, even I do that from time to time. ;^}

    I am interested in knowing more about your comment, "I am sad to say, we have learned I am not the only one these nefarious turd's seek to destroy." Contact me.

    For those who are not sure what the story is completely about, it is indeed complicated. I strongly recommend watching the Maddow video and or reading the Salon.com piece. That should clear up any questions readers might have.

    For those who are interested in knowing more specifics about VanderSloot's anti-gay antics. I have a piece on that here: http://boingboing.net/...

    Thanks for the support everyone!!! blushing...

    •  G-d Bless Jody - We are Sincerely Honored you (1+ / 0-)
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      SwedishJewfish

      have taken your time to say hello.

      KUDOs to you for the fight

      and (as I said to Swedish--) - I did this story in the wee A.M (was already in bed when I was called about it)

      Thus, I apologize and will correct the errors post haste.

      PLEASE ☺ - Help Stop Mitt the Pitts Romney from Stealing ☻ the POTUS

      by laserhaas on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 10:06:42 AM PDT

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    •  Sent you a PM (private message) here on DK (0+ / 0-)

      My email's are

      laser.haas@yahoo.com

      laserhaas@msn.com

      laserDliquidator@gmail.com

      and you can see a background story (They spelled my name wrong too [☺]) in the copy of the July 25, 2005 WSJ story - here;

      http://www.post-gazette.com/...

      PLEASE ☺ - Help Stop Mitt the Pitts Romney from Stealing ☻ the POTUS

      by laserhaas on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 10:33:51 AM PDT

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    •  Your boinboing article (2+ / 0-)
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      laserhaas, SwedishJewfish

      is a good, fact-based summary of Vandersloot's disgusting tactics to disarm his critics.  I especially liked this from the comment section :

      fergus1948
      I hate to lower the tone but I do sometimes get joy from people's names and how nominative determinism can sometime kick in.

      How cool would it be if gay guys or girls invented a really kinky new sex act and called it Vanderslooting?

      "I met this guy/girl last night and he/she gave me the hottest vandersloot of my life!"

      "Vanderslooter, 24, seeks similar, into extreme Limbaugh."

      Like
      03/21/2012 02:30 PM 12 Likes

      Cynical
      Collapse
       I hereby nominate "to accidentally (or otherwise) defecate while involved in the act of anal sex" as the new meaning of "Vandersloot."

      "Man, it was all going so well and then I vanderslooted all over the sheets. Totally killed the mood.

      "
    •  Thank you, that helps (0+ / 0-)

      For the length of the diary I'd have expected at least some useful information to be in it. He could have skipped the trouble of writing a diary and just referred us all to the Greenwald piece.

      from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 11:56:49 AM PDT

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  •  Mormon bias ct (1+ / 0-)
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    laserhaas

    There are lotsa Mormons in FBI. ... If you want to know whats happening that would be the place to infiltrate.

    •  It is NOT a theory that I was threatened 3 times (0+ / 0-)

      by the FBI

      Los Angels, Baltimore and Wilmington DE

      All 3 brancheds that have jurisdiction over my eToys case.

      PLEASE ☺ - Help Stop Mitt the Pitts Romney from Stealing ☻ the POTUS

      by laserhaas on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 12:33:29 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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