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Peter Daou is both crap AND has that paid stink.
And was an unused 22-byte stub for eight years.....until YESTERDAY.

You can thank ResultingConstant, for it, and for the also-crap article about Daou's website Verrit. ResultingC showed up on WP a few months before the 2016 election and did a lot of massaging of articles relating to Hillary Clinton.

Not mentioned: Daou's apparently boundless incompetence, aside from his deep love for Hillary. (Why do powerful people pay him to do things? He's a professional sycophant. Politicians should know better than to give high-ranking jobs to their sycophants. In this case I wonder if the sycophant was a major reason for Clinton's loss.)

Wikipedia also fails to mention Daou's wacko family in any detail, which includes the notorious writer Erica Jong.

As I said, Daou's WP bio was basically written yesterday---one day after this uncomplementary article appeared (which was given as a reference, lol).
Interesting timing.
https://theoutline.com/post/2207/the-st ... peter-daou


Worse then Verrit is Daou's insane new podcast The Daou of Politics which started this month. Both Verrit and The Daou of Politics were mentioned on the "dirtbag left" podcast Chapo Trap House and they've been talking about him since late August or early September. (Link goes to YouTube video of them talking about Daou.)

The BLP doesn't mention the fact that Daou was conscripted into a Lebanese Christian militia (never named) at the age of 15 during the Lebanese Civil War, but nobody mentioned his early '90s house music career which was written about in Pitchfork magazine:

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.....For our purposes, however, the very weirdest thing about Peter Daou is the fact that way back in the early 1990s, he had a career producing underground house music. And a pretty credible one, too: Among his engineering and production credits, highlighted in the “Music” section of his own website, are David Morales’ “Def Klub Mix” of Björk’s “Big Time Sensuality” and Bobby Konders’ Mutabaruka-sampling “The Poem,” a landmark of New York house. He’s best known for his work in a group called the Daou alongside his then-wife, Vanessa Daou. (Even then, you could hardly accuse him of a crippling humility.) Aided by a 13-and-a-half-minute Danny Tenaglia remix, their 1992 track “Surrender Yourself” went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. It’s a great track, too—proper, old-school New York house, complete with savage organ stabs, slippery congas, and the kind of stubby bassline that Warp Records’ early signees would adapt for the short-lived Sheffield bleep sound. Frankie Knuckles was a fan, too: You can hear him drop it alongside cuts from Masters at Work, Lil’ Louis, and Ten City in this 1992 set from Hamburg’s Front Club....

....Before embarking upon the Daou, Peter Daou played keyboards on Ralph “DTR” Soler’s 1989 track “Journey Into a Dream,” a limpid deep house tune overlaid with the sounds of orgasm, for New York’s iconic Nu Groove label; Vanessa joined DTR for 1990’s flute-’n’-bleep Nu Groove single “How Many Times? (Unity).” Also in 1990, Peter and Vanessa teamed up with Victor Simonelli and Lenny Didesiderio as Critical Rhythm on two Nu Groove singles: “It Could Not Happen” and “I’m in Love With You.”

Didesiderio is better known as Lenny Dee, the Brooklyn techno pioneer who founded Industrial Strength records in 1991; that label’s first release, Mescalinum United’s “We Have Arrived,” was remixed the following year by Aphex Twin—meaning that in a game of Six Degrees of Separation, thanks to Daou, you can get from Richard D. James to Hillary Clinton in just four steps.


The article also brings up Erica Jong-The Fear of Flying-Arthur Daou-"zipless fucks" because it's bizarrely interesting, and also because Vanessa and Peter Daou did an entire album titled Zipless around the themes in the novel.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:52 pm
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Because even on Facebook there are discussions of Wiki-Problems.

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:32 am
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Oh Christ, Paul McGowan now has a "magazine thing".

If you don't know anything about the audiophile scene, McGowan was the original founder of PS Audio. He was forced out of his own company in 1990, something about money disputes. Then he went off and started Genesis Technologies, which was moderately successful with loudspeakers. Then the "geniuses" who took over PS Audio ran it into the ground (supposedly!) and sold the remains back to McGowan, who built it right back up again. Yes, PS is one of those companies that makes $15,000 stereo amplifiers and $800 power cords.

Paul is a stereotypical high-end gear snob. An old 1960s hippie living in Boulder, Colorado (a town which is infested with them). Having a tremendous but fragile ego and a chronic tendency to be needlessly pretentious AND completely self-obsessed. I've run into him at trade shows and absolutely cannot stand the guy. He's a celebrity in the sick little audio world, and totally unknown to anyone else.

And now he has himself a "magazine". It started in March 2016 and he's already gotten it up to issue 46, in less than 2 years. PDF on website only. Full of snobbish tirades about things only an aging hippie audiophile would care about. In the first issue, there was a pathetic whine about Paul Kantner's death. Nothing says "old hippies" like that.

http://www.psaudio.com/copper-magazine/

Plus he has a blog, dead typical stuff for an audio nerd.

http://www.psaudio.com/community/pauls-posts/

Guess who wrote most of the Wikipedia article about PS Audio. Go ahead, take a wild guess. Using a Comcast cable circuit in Boulder, Colorado.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... 120.77.187


Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:07 pm
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Any bets that someone named Haroldburkes works for Mic?


Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:33 am
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From 2012 for crissakes:
https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/new ... gan-slogan
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The ASCF's registered trademark mania has also spread to Wikipedia, where the entry for "Peace Through Strength" is drenched in trademark symbols and ASCF references. Interestingly, most of the trademark symbols were added in late August by Wikipedia user "Gjames775," which looks a lot like an abbreviated version of "Gary James," the name of ASCF's director of operations! When I asked James if he's been editing Wikipedia lately, he declined to comment.

On the article's talkpage:
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This article was mentioned in "No Peace for Hawkish Think Tanks Over Reagan Slogan" (Washington City Paper, Sept. 14 2012). Mostly it's in regards to this edit by User:Gjames755, which User:Gobonobo subsequently corrected within WP:POV and WP:MOS guidelines. Green Cardamom (talk) 05:33, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

It's obvious American Security Council Foundation is editing this article and promoting itself.[1] "ASCF urges millions to join Coalition for Peace Through Strength". ASCF has already been publicly embarrassed in the Washington City Paper (see above). What further damage ASCF wishes to reap upon its credibility by continually editing this article with blatant political PR is interesting to watch. Suggest editor visit WP:COI. -- Green Cardamom (talk) 06:41, 12 October 2012 (UTC)


Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:32 pm
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Wikipedia will not tell you that Pokki is a malware vector.

Because Pokki employees are watching that article very carefully. Look at the talkpage.

Then look at this.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/25/lenovo_pokki/
https://www.computerthreatsremoval.com/ ... i-virus-pc


Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:34 pm
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Come and see the Huge 25m High Van Gogh replica painting of "Sunflower" situated in Morton Park Emerald Queensland Australia

Been there since June
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =784988600


Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:35 pm
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First read this.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... icity.html

Then go thru the history of the Weinstein bio and tell us who's been removing mentions of the sexual-harassment scandals.
I'll run some recent ones down for you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =805430474
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =805151951
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =810450960
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =810760324
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =810784672
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =809250666
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =806837655
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =804914945

Funny that Sandstein was ADDING material about Weinstein's dalliances--until they were split to a separate article.....which is now almost as long as the original bio....and guess who is the heaviest editor of that article.....
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =805360757
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =805361058
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =805055325
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =805032152

I defy anyone reading this to try and contact Mr. Fischer (a Swiss lawyer) and ask him why the hell he cares about Harvey Weinstein so much.

As you can see from the rev history stats, the two largest past contributors to the article are IP addresses. One was a stupid vandal, and one dropped a long list of Weinstein's productions on the article in 2008.

But the two heaviest editors (by number of revs made) were Luigi "Nightscream" Novi, a notorious robot editor who was desysopped in 2014 after years of fighting with people about comic-book crap; and Sandstein.


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Sometimes it takes a mass shooting to make me notice things on WP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aztec,_New_Mexico

A short but adequate article for 15 years. Until last April, when something called Ekotyk showed up and totally rewrote and expanded it over a period of two days. And had a large chunk of edits rev-deleted because they were copied from a copyrighted website. After that it still looked like a Chamber of Commerce puff piece. And so Ekotyk was banned for a week and the article was tagged {advertisement}. But it's not being fixed. Ekotyk said absolutely nothing during all this and even ignored posts to talkpages. Perfect example of a "single purpose account".
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For the more remote and off the beaten path archaeological experience, the cultural buff can explore several canyon and mesa areas which were the ancestral homelands of the Navajo people.


Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:37 pm
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Wanna see a great example of Apple employees glorifying each other (and Apple) on Wikipedia?

Piemonte is pretty obviously Patrick Piemonte. He works on Apple Maps with Justin O'Beirne (whose article he created).

Sugarbeef is, I suspect, Justin O'Beirne. He worked on Piemonte's and his own bio, created the article about the Goji app (which used the Apple Maps database) and created an article about the defunct company that made Goji, The Last Guide Company (which article was speedy-deleted because "non-notable").

I wonder if A-Goretsky and Garygriffin99 and Georgij Michaliutin are more Apple Maps employees. Like many Apple-related articles, the Apple Maps article has been edited by numerous "questionable sockpuppets" over the years.

Later on I'm going to list O'Beirne's blog on my own blog, because not only is it one of the most autistic blogs I've ever seen, it raves at some length--about how much better Google Maps is than Apple Maps. Maybe he's trying to shame his bosses into improving Apple's product?

Yes! There's a BONUS! Someone posted O'Beirne's autistic blog on Metafilter, and the other autists raved "great post!"


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