Sticky: New Policy: All Commenting Is Free for the Time Being and Foreseeable Future

At least for the time being and forseeable future, I am revoking my policy of charging $10 for lifetime commenting privileges for frequent commenters. It was instituted when I had 3,000 visitors a day. But at this new site, we are down to an average of ~200 visitors/day. It’s true that last month that went up to ~900 visitors/day, which was very, very nice. However, the eight month total is still averaging 200 visitors/day.

The old commenting system where frequent commenters had to pay will not be instituted again until I reach ~3,000 visitors a day, which could be quite some time, considering that we seem to be stuck ~200 visitors/day for some time now. So you all might be able to commentย  here for free for some time now.

So all you pikers who got scared away when I suggested that you kick down some pocket change can come on back here and comment your cheap asses off! No really, I’m serious. Anyone not commenting because they think it’s not free is more than welcome to come back. Including all you tightwads, misers, and cheapskates.

Wink wink.

But even though commenting is free probably for some time now, it would still be very nice to get donations to keep the site running. See the post below for an explanation on how to do that.

24 thoughts on “Sticky: New Policy: All Commenting Is Free for the Time Being and Foreseeable Future”

    1. Notice how quick they took off after I asked them to cough up a 10-spot? And I had some guys who kept coming back over and over and trying to post after I told them that they had to pay. I even sent them emails telling them that they had to pay to comment and they kept trying to post anyway. This guy I am thinking of made good money too.

      Another guy had a PhD and was a published author. I had no idea how he got his money, but most guys like that do all right. That guy kept trying to post too. It was like they couldn’t get it through their heads.

      I guess $10 was going to break both of their bank accounts. Sad!

      And I had a very generous hardship policy for those who could not even afford the $10. I waived a number of commenters for various reasons. It wouldn’t have effected them, as they were not poor, just tight.

      I mean you go to these magazines, and they let you read several articles a month, and then they hit you up, right? Well, I was trying to run my site on the same basis, except when I do it, it’s evil because I am a beggar with my hand out (!), and when those magazines do it, they are just good capitalists trying to make a book.

      1. Well, the problem – and not meaning to sound like an asshole – is that nobody owes you anything. In other words, to get the profit – the donations – you have to have big numbers, big traffic. In that case, a small percentage will donate – but that can still be a lot of money!

        However, traffic quality, product, and product quality also matters – and it seems like even with big traffic you had before, you had a tough time getting donations. In fact, only focusing on your “crime-study” stuff were you able to actually make a living from the blog.

        1. I am well aware that no one owes me money. That’s why commenting is free now. At ~200/day, I can’t really charge people for commenting here.

          But people who read here regularly might want to consider treating this site as they would a newspaper or magazine subscription or even buying the occasional copy of a newspaper or magazine. I mean you buy four or five copies of a daily newspaper, and you have already paid a lifetime subscription to this site.

          Yes I made $9,000 off the blog on the crime forum that one year.

          1. Well, it’s definitely a tough deal – marketing. For instance, most online ads are horribly expensive – unless you’re marketing to the third world, but nobody there buys anything!

            I mean, you can promote a Facebook page, up to 10,000 followers, for only $100 – if it’s the third world.

  1. Plenty of ways to make money aside from commenting – and since now you’re on self-maintained hosting, you’re able to do all that. I mean, you could sell a product (an e-book maybe?). You could sell blog posts. You could even resell hosting (Sell some of the hosting to other sites). However, you might not be comfortable selling to hate sites with typical WN views.

    Anyway, to get more traffic is tough – mainly because your stuff, like it or not, is classified as hate – so you cannot use traditional advertising. I’m assuming you’d have to advertise on “other hate sites”.

    O.K. have you considered guest posting on other sites for traffic and also putting your link address in their “related sites” listings?

  2. Greetings, Robert. I am broke as usual but I’ll surprise you one day.

    You should post on the ongoing Kashmir problem. India’s right-wing Hindu nationalist government led by that asshat Modi is keeping that beautiful valley totally under lock and key. It has everything do with a provision called Article 370 which gave separate status to Kashmir, which means cow-belt Indians were not allowed to purchase land there.

    Not anymore. India’s Hindutva right-wingers who won a thumping majority in May recently got rid of the 72-year old provision so that they can populate the Kashmir valley with their filthy unwashed street-shitting citizens. Some of India’s misogynistic trolls are emboldened. They now want to migrate to Kashmir and rape those fair-skinned beautiful Kashmiri women.

    https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/article-370-changes-embolden-misogynistic-trolls-in-india-28828

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/women-biggest-victims-inhumane-siege-190820122327902.html

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614147/a-teen-video-app-is-the-latest-battlefield-in-the-kashmir-conflict-tiktok-article-370/

    The ugly cow piss drinking subhumans are even running full-page advertisements inviting Indian men to go to Kashmir so that they can rape the beautiful Kashmiri girls. So far it has not happened but it is only a matter of time.
    https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5d494a192400009d179377b9.jpeg

    Please expose India for the banana republic it’s become so that everyone knows. It is very important to spread the word as the Kashmiris have no way to communicate with the outside world because of an Internet shutdown for the last two weeks. Maybe a silent genocide is going on as more than 4000 people have been arrested.
    https://www.france24.com/en/20190818-india-kashmir-4000-detained-region-stripped-autonomy

    Western governments, the United Nations and even OIC countries are silent on this genocide issue because this entire project is sponsored by Israel. It’s a Zionist occupied government and the US under Trump has given their silent consent.

    Only the American and British media are reporting the true picture.

    Any Indian who supports Narendra Modi should not get a free pass in the West anymore. They should be called out for their Nazi beliefs and being wannabe little Hitlers.

    The Pakistan Prime Minister, no less, has used the word “Nazi” to describe Narendra Modi.
    https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI

    Let us save the Kashmiri women from Indian sexual predators.

    1. Hey Shi! WB! So nice to see you again. It looks like all the old regs are coming back to the site!

      I have been appalled at the treatment of Kashmir for a long time. I do not like Pakistan’s attitude either. They want to annex the place. Only 6% of Kashmiris wish to be part of Pakistan. ~50% want independence, which is what I support. Kashmir would be a beautiful and great independent nation! And the number who used to support independence was 90%, but mass roundups of Kashmiri men and mass rapes of Kashmiri women brought the number down to its present figure.

      You bring up Kashmir to your average Hindu Indian, and they get so angry! They start pounding the table! They are utterly irrational on this subject. And once you mention Kashmir, you start yelling, “Pakistan! Pakistan! Pakistan!” over and over. To them Kashmiris all love India and wish to be part of it. None of them want independence or to join Pakistan.

      Instead the entire Kashmiri conflict is due to Pakistan! All of the armed attacks of the insurgency which began in 1990 are due to Pakistan. Originally the insurgency was all Kashmiri, but over time, it become Islamized and some nasty Pakistani jihadi groups got deeply involved. They continue to be involved, however the recent great attack on an Indian army convoy that killed 40 soldiers, while carried out by a Pakistani group, was actually committed on the ground by native Kashmiris. Most of the cadre of these “Pakistani” groups in Kashmir are now native Kashmiris. So it’s not all just “Pakistan.”

      1. Hey Shi! WB! So nice to see you again. It looks like all the old regs are coming back to the site!

        It’s called BRUMATION. I’m like a cobra baring its fangs at the right moment.

        I want to see this son-of-a-bitch Narendra Modi nailed and crucified everywhere on the Internet. The cow-piss drinker has a bigger ego than Trump.

        Bharat has MASSIVE troll armies so you pick a fight against their god Modi, and hundreds of millions of these little Hitlers rise up. Oh, that could mean a hell lot of site traffic for you. But, maybe not!

        Still it’s good to expose these rats once in a while.

        1. Here’s a well-written piece on Indian troll armies in a Turkish political website. They issue rape threats to anyone without consequence, and Twitter does nothing.

          Robert, this is probably something you discovered way back in 2010, but the rest of the world is only learning now.

          https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/the-indian-troll-army-s-obsession-with-rape-28980

          If you’re a writer active on social media then you probably fight off ‘trolls’ every day. But if you question the Hindu nationalist government of India, you find yourself dealing with an entirely unique breed of a troll.

          Armed militias carry out the dirty deeds of an increasingly fascistic state in the streets, and trolls carry out its communications operation in the online world.

          Trolls swarm their targets with counterpoints, challenges, and also rhetorical abuse. They overwhelm their replies and comments in a way that makes the views expressed by the individual in his or her social media posts to appear as though they are unpopular, inaccurate or wholly out-of-touch with reality.

          During my more than a decade-long career in journalism, Iโ€™ve been mobbed by the most relentless and ruthless trolls that inhabit the orbits of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. From ultra-Zionists to Assadists to New Atheists to the MAGA crowd, Iโ€™ve had my replies and private message inboxes overwhelmed by them all.

          One particular group of an online troll stands out above all others, however, at least in my experience. Iโ€™m referring to Modi and BJP/RSS-supporting Hindu nationalists.
          ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ฒ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿผ

          Last week, I published two articles with two respective news outlets, and also a podcast episode on Indiaโ€™s revocation of Article 370 in Kashmir, which, in turn, has brought what feels like an avalanche. Tens if not hundreds of thousands of Hindu nationalist trolls, lie in wait in my replies on my social media accounts, and in my private message and email inboxes.

          Look, trolls come with the territory, especially when you write about highly contentious and impassioned subjects, but what makes the Hindu nationalist troll unique is his viciousness.

          Most online trolls will challenge your arguments, post disinformation, deflect via whataboutery or call you names. Hindu nationalist trolls are collectively obsessed with wanting to rape my wife, daughter, and mother.๐Ÿฅบ ๐Ÿคฅ ๐Ÿคซ ๐Ÿคญ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿค“

          I’m not exaggerating. If I had a $1 for every rape threat I’ve received in the past 72 hours, I’d have more than $100. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜Š This is not normal behaviour. That this specific kind of threat is received over and over again and exclusively from Hindu nationalist trolls speaks to a real sickness.

          When I spoke with Carin Fischer, a German-born civil rights activist who lived in Indian Administered Kashmir for ten years, she told me, โ€œWe [pro-Kashmir independence activists] receive the most vile threats online from Indians. I donโ€™t even want to repeat what they are saying, but it is beyond misogynistic and involves rape and even beheading. Kashmir is such an emotional issue that you never know if thereโ€™s some Hindutva nut even in the West who may go after you.โ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

          Swati Chaturvedi, author of the book โ€œI am a Troll โ€“ Inside the BJPโ€™s Secret Digital Army,โ€ describes in a great detail how Indiaโ€™s ruling party has organised an army of paid workers and unpaid volunteers to attack journalists and anyone else who is critical of the party, Modi, or the nation.๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž

          โ€œThese trolls are mostly anonymous, though some as shown in the examples arenโ€™t. The latter tend to lead the charge, and as soon as they abuse you, a swarm of anonymous trolls follow in their wake, either repeating the original abuse or adding more to it,โ€ writes Chaturvedi.

          โ€œThe more high profile the victims are, the worse the abuse gets with women often facing the brunt. Apart from rape threats, the anonymous swarm often send sexually explicit messages such as images of pubic hair to women with vulgar messages attached to it.โ€๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž

          Translate to ‘in real life’?

          The use of sexual violence as a means to intimidate and suppress opposition voices is not only deployed by faceless and near-anonymous online trolls, but also by members of Indiaโ€™s ruling party – the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

          In fact, since the moment New Delhi announced it was doing away with Kashmirโ€™s ‘special status’ as an autonomous territory, Indian politicians, pundits, and online users have been threatening or encouraging the kidnapping and rape of Kashmiri women.๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž

          Itโ€™s also worth bearing in mind that a recent survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation found India to be the world’s most dangerous country for women, ahead of even war-torn Afghanistan and Syria.

          Is it any wonder then that millions of Muslims in Kashmir are panicked and paralysed by fear with the prospect of a Hindu nationalist settler-colonial project?

          The Indian military has already demonstrated its willingness to use rape, sodomy, and torture as an โ€œinstrument of controlโ€ in Kashmir, as documented in a 560-page report submitted to the United Nations. With India scrapping Article 370, it wonโ€™t only be the military that persecutes the Kashmiri people, but also ordinary Indian citizens if threats made by Indian politicians and Hindu nationalist online trolls are carried out.

          We must do all we can to mobilise the international community into pressuring India to reconsider its anti-democratic move in the valley, despite the number of vicious trolls it might invite. I can already imagine them lining up after this article is published.

  3. Genocide Watch has already issued an alert for Kashmir and the Indian state of Assam. Kashmir is already at the second stage.

    http://www.genocidewatch.com/copy-of-current-genocide-watch-aler

    Genocide Watch has three levels of Genocide Alerts.

    โ€‹A Genocide Watch is declared when there are signs of the early stages of the genocidal process.

    A Genocide Warning is called when the genocidal process has reached the stages of preparation by perpetrators and persecution of a targeted group.

    A Genocide Emergency is declared when the genocidal process has reached the stage of genocidal massacres and other acts of genocide.

    Genocide Watchโ€™s Ten Stages of the genocidal process are also far advanced:
    1. Classification: Hindu and Sikh Indian Army โ€œusโ€ vs. Kashmiri Muslim civilian โ€œthem;โ€
    2. Symbolization: Muslims have Muslim names (on ID cards), Kashmiri language, dress, mosques;
    3. Discrimination: Hindu pandits were economically dominant until 1990; BJP reasserted Hindu power;
    4. Dehumanization: Muslims are called โ€œterroristsโ€, โ€œseparatists,โ€ โ€œcriminals,โ€ โ€œinsurgents;โ€
    5. Organization: 600,000 heavily armed Indian Army troops and police dominate Kashmir;
    6. Polarization: Modi and the BJP incite anti-Muslim hatred; social media spread falsehoods;
    7. Preparation: The Indian Army occupies Kashmir; BJP leaders speak of the โ€œFinal Solutionโ€ for Kashmir;
    8. Persecution: Kashmiri Muslims are locked down, subject to arrest, torture, rape, and murder;
    9: Extermination: Genocidal massacres occurred during Partition; since 1990, there have been at least 25 massacres with death tolls over 25: 10 of Muslims by Indian troops; 15 of Hindus by Muslim militants;
    10. Denial: Modi and BJP say their goals are to โ€œbring prosperityโ€ and โ€œend terrorismโ€; they deny any massacres. No Indian Army troops or police are ever tried for torture, rape or murder. Modiโ€™s takeover is popular in India.

    Genocide Watch calls upon the United Nations and its members to warn India not to commit genocide in Kashmir.

  4. So all you pikers who got scared away when I suggested that you kick down some pocket change can come on back here and comment your cheap asses off! No really, Iโ€™m serious. Anyone not commenting because they think itโ€™s not free is more than welcome to come back. Including all you tightwads, misers, and cheapskates.

    Wink wink.

    One problem is that most race realists are of the right-wing variety. They might not really like you – and are just coming on for some “entertainment from someone they hate”. I mean, I have visited sites for that reason before. O.K., that would explain why thousands came, but nobody tipped.

    Basically, people are only going to tip people “who jerk them off”, “tell them stuff they want to hear”. I mean, that’s the whole scene on political forums and racist forums.

    1. I also had a lot of young guys who didn’t have a nickel. Face it people who read and comment on blogs all day often don’t have a regular job lol. Most people are too busy with school or jobs to hang out on blogs all day.

      1. I also had a lot of young guys who didnโ€™t have a nickel. Face it people who read and comment on blogs all day often donโ€™t have a regular job lol. Most people are too busy with school or jobs to hang out on blogs all day.

        The funny thing is these autists or whatever – would be gassed by Nazis. Think about it!

  5. “Indian media itself has changed substantially over the last five years. It’s more corporate-owned. It’s very pro-government. It’s a very difficult environment in 2019 for a lot of journalists across the Indian media. They find themselves at risk if they speak up. One of the most chilling of threats for journalists on the beat is for them to be called anti-national โ€“ the suggestion that by talking about very real threats and crises, they are lowering the image of the country in the eyes of the international world. I think that in itself is silencing people. ”
    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/we-worked-until-our-breath-gave-out-the-political-and-environmental-roots-of-india-s-deadly-heat-wave-1.5256763?fbclid=IwAR2LWTzwfOPjtMsAn_ayF3f1Fl9BdqLE8Wu_JWrWDzyZntVFvYg9y7-sQQY

    1. I’ll let you stay if you promise to be a good girl, Beatrix. What do you say? Yeah or Nay?

      Just act friendly and you won’t get banned. Just have a good bedside manner with the deeply sick and disturbed patient who runs this site. Just like they taught you in school.

        1. Trash came back for a while when we first opened up. I forget what happened to him or if I banned him right away, but he took off. He writes way too much, doesn’t he? I mean he needs to donate right there because he’s making me work so hard going through all of his comments, you know?

          1. Hey Robert, is there any chance my email is saved on your website. It is the same one that I used earlier. Do I have to go through the moderation everytime?

            I promise I’ll not pick up fights with anyone.
            ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

            You’re my mentor, big man.

          2. No, you are not on the Ban list. I have no idea why this thing is making you get approved every time.

  6. Lindsay, how the hell are you!? It’s been a while. In your experiences, what is the difference between somebody with a 120 IQ and a 130 IQ, or the different between a 120 and a 125 IQ?

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