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The stalking of Dr. Conspiracy

Dr. Conspiracy

I have been struck by the obsessive attention that I have been getting lately from one particular birther, KenyaBornObamAcorn (whose real name most of you know, but by policy I won’t mention). She’s gone out of her way to post my real name (which isn’t a secret), but she’s making some disturbing comments on her YouTube channel, like asking what businesses occupy a building I worked in, and by her comment:

Or perhaps you have a new job at…maybe it will all be in the video…

The Wikipedia describes stalking as:

Stalking is a term commonly used to refer to unwanted, obsessive attention by individuals … to others. Stalking behaviors are related to harassment and intimidation.

I find it rather difficult to interpret that remark about finding out what my job is and putting it in a video, as anything other than an attempt at intimidation?

KBOA’s obsession seems to be more focused on other participants at The Fogbow forum than me, and one might say that some folks at The Fogbow are a little obsessive about the birthers too. I just wish they would leave me out of it.

40 Responses to The stalking of Dr. Conspiracy

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 16, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    Please don’t look at the video I added and then deleted, unless I put it back. ROFL.

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    Slartibartfast May 16, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    I would be careful Doc – the birthers’ increasing frustration may cause them to be dangerous. I think everyone should consider what ‘lone wolf’ birthers might do…

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    Sean May 16, 2011 at 1:27 am #

    Slartibartfast:
    I would be careful Doc – the birthers’ increasing frustration may cause them to be dangerous.I think everyone should consider what lone wolf’ birthers might do…

    Hate to say this, but I think you’re right. Somehow I can see a tragedy like Tucson, Arizona shooting.

    I hope I’m wrong.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 16, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    The comment about “blast” was a misunderstanding. Apparently KBOA has family where I live. I have removed it from the article.

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    G May 16, 2011 at 2:31 am #

    Sean: Hate to say this, but I think you’re right. Somehow I can see a tragedy like Tucson, Arizona shooting.I hope I’m wrong.

    Agreed. Some of these folks are certainly unhinged to the point of snapping and breaking the law…

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    john May 16, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Why should you not be left out Doc C??? You bow before the FogBow. You are also just as accountable to Lakin and others as FogBow. I just see your website as a slimly extension of FogBow.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 16, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    john: Why should you not be left out Doc C??? You bow before the FogBow. You are also just as accountable to Lakin and others as FogBow. I just see your website as a slimly extension of FogBow.

    Well you probably believe crazy stuff like Barack Obama not being President too.

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    roadburner May 16, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    john: Why should you not be left out Doc C??? You bow before the FogBow. You are also just as accountable to Lakin and others as FogBow. I just see your website as a slimly extension of FogBow.

    the only people accountable to lakin are taitz, berg, and lakin himself.

    he was stupid enough to be taken for a ride, and it cost him dearly.

    and after his rapturous welcome back by around 30 hard line crazies, he must have been thinking `and these are the people i threw it all away for?´.

    very, very sad.

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    Reality Check May 16, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    This is speculation but I think the person most accountable for Lakin (a distant second behind Lakin himself) is Margaret Hemenway. Her father in law tried suing Obama with a retired military officer (Greg Hollister) as a plaintiff and all he got for his trouble was a shiny sanction. I believe they were recruiting an active duty officer of Lakin’s rank or higher to publicly refuse deployment. They thought this would force opening of Obama’s birth records. Lakin was the perfect patsy. I hope Lakin some day chooses to tell how he was cajoled into throwing away a decent military career for nothing.

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    BatGuano May 16, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    roadburner:… he must have been thinking `and these are the people i threw it all away for?´.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qldjImOXPY&feature=player_embedded

    he seems to be pleased with his supporters. not sure. he’s obviously being cautious of what he says while his appeal is pending so it’s hard to know what his thoughts are of his fans and the situation.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) May 16, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    john: Why should you not be left out Doc C??? You bow before the FogBow. You are also just as accountable to Lakin and others as FogBow. I just see your website as a slimly extension of FogBow.

    Why is it all birthers lack accountability for their own actions? You guys pushed Lakin to disobey the direct order so now you guys should claim responsibility

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) May 16, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Please don’t look at the video I added and then deleted, unless I put it back. ROFL.

    Doc you never walk away from a k-22 paper jam!

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    roadburner May 16, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross): Come on Doc he’s english they have an excuse for being beligerant. It’s hard growing up in a post imperialistic society.

    plus we have an inferiority complex due to having god awful teeth.

    😀

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) May 16, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    roadburner: plus we have an inferiority complex due to having god awful teeth.

    Exactly, cheerio

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    Thrifty May 16, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    If this dude is making veiled threats to you in his YouTube videos, isn’t that a violation of YouTube policy? You may want to report the videos.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) May 16, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Doc I guess its fortunate you’re retired. What tracy is doing goes beyond intimidation. It’s remenicent of those who put out information about abortion doctors and their families during the 90s. Look how many of those doctors were assassinated because of such antics. It’s a familiar thing with the extremists. They hope for a lone wolf to do something violent and then they could sit back and claim oh they were innocent and wash their hands of their complicity. It’s sickening.

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    G May 16, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    G: You might want to chose a restaurant that is somewhere where someone has to enter through a security screening first.

    And one that uses plastic utensils…

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    Whatever4 May 16, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Hmmm… place with full screening… plastic utensils… Airplane food!

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    Rickey May 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Reality Check:
    This is speculation but I think the person most accountable for Lakin (a distant second behind Lakin himself) is Margaret Hemenway. Her father in law tried suing Obama with a retired military officer (Greg Hollister) as a plaintiff and all he got for his trouble was a shiny sanction. I believe they were recruiting an active duty officer of Lakin’s rank or higher to publicly refuse deployment. They thought this would force opening of Obama’s birth records. Lakin was the perfect patsy. I hope Lakin some day chooses to tell how he was cajoled into throwing away a decent military career for nothing.

    Hemenway’s use of Lakin was the third attempt that I am aware of to use an active member of the military to gain standing and discovery.

    The first was Major Stefan Cook, a member of the ready reserve who was one of the plaintiffs in a birther lawsuit filed by Orly in early 2009. Orly apparently then convinced Cook to volunteer for duty in Afghanistan, and when he received his orders Orly filed a lawsuit claiming that the orders were illegal because Obama is ineligible. The Army treated the lawsuit as a request by Cook to have his orders rescinded (as a volunteer reservist, Cook was eligible to change his mind up until his deployment date). His orders were rescinded and the lawsuit was rendered moot, although Orly foolishly continued to try to push it.

    In the summer of 2009 Orly persuaded Captain Connie Rhodes, a medical officer who had received orders to deploy, to file a lawsuit challenging the legality of her orders. The court refused to grant her request for a temporary restraining order. When push came to shove Capt. Rhodes fired Orly and obeyed her orders, proving her to be wiser by far than Lakin.

    My guess is that Hemenway decided that the fatal flaw in Orly’s cases was that her plaintiffs could not establish any actual injury, so that is where Lakin came in. Hemenway needed an active duty officer who was willing to go a step further than Rhodes and actually refuse to obey a deployment officer. Whether Hemenway found Lakin or Lakin found Hemenway is unclear. Lakin’s supporters claim that he began having doubts about Obama’s eligibility during the 2008 campaign, but I don’t know that an accurate timeline has ever been established. My recollection is that we first heard about Lakin after the Rhodes lawsuit was dismissed, but I could be mistaken about that.

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    G May 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Rickey: My guess is that Hemenway decided that the fatal flaw in Orly’s cases was that her plaintiffs could not establish any actual injury, so that is where Lakin came in. Hemenway needed an active duty officer who was willing to go a step further than Rhodes and actually refuse to obey a deployment officer. Whether Hemenway found Lakin or Lakin found Hemenway is unclear. Lakin’s supporters claim that he began having doubts about Obama’s eligibility during the 2008 campaign, but I don’t know that an accurate timeline has ever been established. My recollection is that we first heard about Lakin after the Rhodes lawsuit was dismissed, but I could be mistaken about that.

    I think I recall that Lakin actually commented or wrote an email to Orly or someone during the early stages of those other cases.

    I’m not sure if he offered himself up for this upfront or by putting himself out there, became a quick mark and target for the Hemenways.

    Either way, I think there was a thread of discussions that occurred before his disobedience and before his case was filed in which he himself was involved and makes the picture fairly clear that this whole thing was an intentional and willing stunt to try to get “standing” from the get-go.

    He may be a dupe, but he sure seems to have been a complicit one.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Thrifty:
    If this dude is making veiled threats to you in his YouTube videos, isn’t that a violation of YouTube policy? You may want to report the videos.

    When someone genuinely violates the terms of service of a site, I will file a complaint. However, such things rarely have any effect unless the conduct is really outrageous.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) May 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: When someone genuinely violates the terms of service of a site, I will file a complaint. However, such things rarely have any effect unless the conduct is really outrageous.

    The moment she starts posting people’s personal information including their workplace info she crosses the line in the terms of service. She has already claimed her next video will do exactly that.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross): The moment she starts posting people’s personal information including their workplace info she crosses the line in the terms of service. She has already claimed her next video will do exactly that.

    Specifically, the YouTube community guidelines, which are included by reference in the YouTube terms of service say:

    Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from YouTube.

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    Daniel May 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I think she wants to be banned from Youtube, just like she tries very hard to be banned from anti-birther blogs.

    It’s easier to pretend you’re right if you can convince yourself you’re being persecuted.

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    Rickey May 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    G: I think I recall that Lakin actually commented or wrote an email to Orly or someone during the early stages of those other cases. I’m not sure if he offered himself up for this upfront or by putting himself out there, became a quick mark and target for the Hemenways. Either way, I think there was a thread of discussions that occurred before his disobedience and before his case was filed in which he himself was involved and makes the picture fairly clear that this whole thing was an intentional and willing stunt to try to get “standing” from the get-go. He may be a dupe, but he sure seems to have been a complicit one.

    It didn’t happen in a vacuum, that’s for sure. Hemenway and Jensen had to have learned about Lakin somewhere, and that somewhere probably was on birther blogs where Lakin was posting. Orly had no trouble recruiting retired military to be plaintiffs, since they had nothing to lose. but you wouldn’t think that it would be easy to find an active duty officer who was willing to be court-martialed and throw away his career and pension for the birther cause. I wonder what kind of assurances Hemenway and Jensen made to him?

    There are some interesting thoughts on Lakin’s motivation here:

    http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433×603192

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    G May 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Rickey: There are some interesting thoughts on Lakin’s motivation here:
    http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433×603192

    I agree in the suspicion that this was an intentional political stunt all along. His brother’s testimony on the radio show is pretty telling that they knew they could only get a COLB.

    Is Lakin a gullible patsy? Yes. But also a knowingly complicit one, who thought he could play a game of chicken with the military in order to further the birther’s political agenda. He lost that gamble.

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    Stanislaw May 16, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    Daniel:

    It’s easier to pretend you’re right if you can convince yourself you’re being persecuted.

    The entire basis for Orly’s existence.

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    charo May 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Rickey: There are some interesting thoughts on Lakin’s motivation here:

    It was not a stretch to believe that the POTUS could obtain a copy of pretty much anything pertaining to himself. And isn’t that what happened?

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    charo: It was not a stretch to believe that the POTUS could obtain a copy of pretty much anything pertaining to himself. And isn’t that what happened?

    Some on the birther document demand list are either known lost, or known never to have existed.

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    Suranis May 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Some of the comments she has been giving in that video ARE pretty disturbing. The woman is unhinged.

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    charo May 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Some on the birther document demand list are either known lost, or known never to have existed.

    The assumption was those items that are known to be available.

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    dunstvangeet May 16, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    Does anybody else find it ironic that the birthers actually believe that in order to prove that you’re eligible to be President, you first have to become the President so that you can get someone to authorize the special release of the birth certificate against the previously established procedures?

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    gorefan May 16, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    charo: And isn’t that what happened?

    Prior to Lakin’s release of his video, it is doubtful that the President even knew there was a Terry Lakin. Once Lakin tried to extort the President by releasing the video, his goose was cooked. At that point, the President had a responsibility to the military not to release his long form BC to placate Lakin. And once Lakin disobeyed his order, releasing the long forrm would have been totally meaningless.

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    KenyanBornObamAcorn May 17, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    Wow, Doc…

    You are LAME!

    hahahahaha

    Don’t forget Kevin, you were the one on MY video for 2-3 days spewing your lies and “I” am the stalker?

    You are a JOKE!

    [No. If I were a joke I would be a horse that walked into a bar, and the bar tender said “why the long face?” Doc.]

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    charo May 17, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    gorefan: Prior to Lakin’s release of his video, it is doubtful that the President even knew there was a Terry Lakin.Once Lakin tried to extort the President by releasing the video, his goose was cooked.At that point, the President had a responsibility to the military not to release his long form BC to placate Lakin.And once Lakin disobeyed his order, releasing the long forrm would have been totally meaningless.

    I was speaking to the mindset of Lakin (the link concerned his motivation).

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) May 17, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    KenyanBornObamAcorn: Wow, Doc…You are LAME!hahahahahaDon’t forget Kevin, you were the one on MY video for 2-3 days spewing your lies and “I” am the stalker?You are a JOKE![No. If I were a joke I would be a horse that walked into a bar, and the bar tender said “why the long face?” Doc.]

    See what I meant about coddling her? She doesn’t have respect for anyone.

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    JoZeppy May 17, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    john: Why should you not be left out Doc C??? You bow before the FogBow. You are also just as accountable to Lakin and others as FogBow. I just see your website as a slimly extension of FogBow.

    What ever happened to taking responsibility for one’s own actions? The only person accountable to Lakin is Lakin. No one forced him to throw his career away, and in fact he was warned what would happen, and big surprise, everyone here made that same prediction. So how exactly is anyone but Lakin responsible for what happened?

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    ballantine May 17, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    JoZeppy: What ever happened to taking responsibility for one’s own actions?The only person accountable to Lakin is Lakin.No one forced him to throw his career away, and in fact he was warned what would happen, and big surprise, everyone here made that same prediction.So how exactly is anyone but Lakin responsible for what happened?

    If Larkin had listened to Fogbow and this site, he would have understood that the birth certificate would not be defense and would still have his career as it was stated over and over what would happen to him if he pursued this course of action. Rather, he appears to have listened to birthers who know nothing about the law and still don’t understand why eligibility was not a defense. Oh right, the judge must have been corrupt. Birthers must feel proud to have egged a man on to ruin his career because they didn’t understand the legal consequences of his actions.

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    Kate520 May 17, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Don’t let Tracy get to you, Doc. She needs someone to do battle with so she can keep her anger on slow boil. I think that’s the only way she can feel anything at all. She picks on you because she gets a rise. I’ll bet you anything she’s a bully IRL, too. And she thrives on all this attention.

    She’s gotten most of her “facts” about Fogbow folk wrong. Her research is pretty shabby. Don’t feed her delusion that she’s competent!

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    Terre May 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Reality Check: This is speculation but I think the person most accountable for Lakin (a distant second behind Lakin himself) is Margaret Hemenway. Her father in law tried suing Obama with a retired military officer (Greg Hollister) as a plaintiff and all he got for his trouble was a shiny sanction. I believe they were recruiting an active duty officer of Lakin’s rank or higher to publicly refuse deployment. They thought this would force opening of Obama’s birth records. Lakin was the perfect patsy. I hope Lakin some day chooses to tell how he was cajoled into throwing away a decent military career for nothing.

    I was wondering if you had heard of Colorado Springs famous Lt Col Hollister. This is my first time on your site and I’ve spent the better part of the morning reading posts from 2009 and 2010. I love this place.
    Now, apparently Col Hollister is very very concerned that President Obama may not be a citizen. You see, according to his letter in the local paper’s Opinion section, he is an Air Force retiree and is concerned that he can “be subject to recall to active duty for the rest of my life”. (His words not mine). It struck me, an AF vet and my husband, a retired AF Lt Col, as the most self serving comment that anyone has ever made. Hollister is also concerned that should he be recalled at some great age, Pres Obama would be the one to personally notify him. So he has to maske sure that the Pres is legitimate. I wrote a response to his letter but it never got printed.