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About Reap

An outspoken guy with a reputation for being anything from nicest fella you've ever met to the biggest asshole on the planet. As usual, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Pat Robertson on Trump

We interrupt this blog to bring you a special message from Pat Robertson who has been dead for at least 5 years but he is just too stupid to know he is dead.

 

“I think, somehow, the Lord’s plan is being put in place for America and these people are not only revolting against Trump, they’re revolting against what God’s plan is for America. These other people have been trying to destroy America. These left-wingers and so-called progressives are trying to destroy the country that we love and take away the freedoms they love. They want collectivism. They want socialism. What we’re looking at is free markets and freedom from this terrible, overarching bureaucracy. They want to fight as much as they can but I think the good news is the Bible says, “He that sits in the heavens will laugh them to scorn,” and I think that Trump’s someone on his side that is a lot more powerful than the media.”

Ban Trump

I found this posted on my facebook feed this week

Week 1: Caused millions of Americans to worry about their health insurance, threatened martial law in Chicago, diminished women’s health care worldwide, called CNN ‘fake news’, removed Obama environmental protections, advanced his wasteful vanity project, compared himself to Abraham Lincoln, threatened to defund law-abiding sanctuary cities, discriminated against refugees based on religion, promised to waste resources on non-existent voter fraud investigation, removed Spanish from White House website….

Credit to Liz Putnam

Let’s add to that

President Trump signed on Friday an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all refugee admission for 120 days, and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely.

None of the countries on the list are where any recent terrorists have come from.

Add to that….

According to the Washington Post and Bloomberg, Trump’s ban did not include any of the Muslim-majority countries where the Trump Organization — which is now being run by his sons — holds business interests. Those countries reportedly include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, the U.A.E. and Azerbaijan.

Big god damn surprise there….

 

How much longer will this be allowed to go on?

What will Trump do that finally crosses the line and forces people to see the mistake we have made by allowing a guy whos IQ would rise if we replaced his brain with a box of rocks become our president?

Trump seems to have a serious problem remembering he didn’t win the popular vote. A competent person would understand this and consider it when acting as POTUS.

Of course competence is something we have yet to see from Trump.

And I’m not holding my breath in hopes that we will.

New Colossus

statue of liberty poem

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 

Up next- A Dick and the  Wall

Kellyanne Conway Cons Away

Kellyanne Conway Counselor to the President is the type of person we don’t see too often but she is hardly unique.
She s become the defender of President Trump and his childish irresponsible behavior.
Kellyanne manages to put the twist on Donald’s juvenile behavior and she misrepresents critics of Trump.
I’m pretty sure Kellyanne thinks she is fooling some people and she is right but she isn’t fooling smart people.
Kellyanne is a staunch defender of Trump it seems as if he can do no wrong. The fact she can excuse some of his behaviors on a national stage speaks to the kind of person she is. You may be wondering if Kellyanne was always a Trump fan. Has Kellyanne spent her adult life fighting for the things she now defends at all costs, including the loss of her credibility and dignity?
Here is one possible answer to that question.

Well it seems Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President is at least a bit two faced.

It’s almost hard to not feel sorry for her. She has got to have a shit opinion of herself to sell herself out like a political prostitute. Basically she has been paid by Trump to fuck the American people which she is doing as fast and hard as she can.

Meanwhile….. Back On Earth

Scientists moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight on Thursday amid increasing worries over nuclear weapons and climate change.

“Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new president of the United States, his words matter,” sauid David Titley and Lawrence M. Krauss
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The United Corporation of America

 

Well Donald Trump is now POTUS. It’s hard to keep up with all the bullshit piling up around Trump and his people and it’s only a few days in.

For Profit Government

One of the reasons some people support and voted for Trump is the belief that Trump will handle the country like a business and that will be good for all of us.

The problem with that is our government was not designed to be run like a business. Businesses are run with the main goal being to make a profit so that the business can grow bigger and make a larger profit and so on…the federal government was established to “form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

In order to assure your freedom you have been issued the following bar code.

I’ve worked businesses that were family owned. I have worked for businesses owned by Goldman Sachs. I have worked for small businesses with only a few employees and the highest level employee was someone I dealt with on a daily basis. I have worked for corporations with thousands of employees spread throughout the world. The closest I ever came to interaction with the highest level employee while working for this corporation was reading a memo that had been printed from an email sent to the “general” folder on location computer.

Because of the number of employees involved corporations create policies that everyone must adhere to no matter their circumstances. If you have a problem with your paycheck you must contact the payroll dept. At the payroll dept you are known by your employee number. The person in the payroll dept is going to follow company procedure when solving your problem and if that means you won’t get your pay until the following Monday, so be it.

The payroll dept doesn’t know or care about the personal reasons you have for needing your pay before Monday comes. The person who is solving your problem has probably never heard of you before and wouldn’t know you if you were standing directly in front of them. They have no reason to risk going against procedure to help you. Rules are rules, you wait til Monday.

If you could plead your case to the person running the payroll dept or the CEO then there could be a chance the rules would bend for you because of special circumstances. Of course this is less likely if your need, whatever it is, will effect profits. In fact any and everything the company does, makes, or provides revolves around profits. Procedures are created with profit in mind. Decisions are also made considering the bottom line.

Government can’t effectively work that way, it needs to cater to everyone with its main goal being how best to

“form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

Notice there is no mention of “increasing profits”

Yea government needs to be run responsibly and costs should be considered as well as how effective any money spent will be to the people but we should not make our main focus trying to create or grow a profit from people who use government programs.

The logic that Trump would be good for the country because he would run it like a business fails for the reasons I’ve mention above as well as the fact Trump has failed in his attempts at running successful  businesses several times.  Not only have those businesses failed but in some cases Trump victimized his customers. Despite that the businesses still failed. Donald Trump can’t succeed even when he cheats.

From my experience corporations do not care about the individual employee. Government needs to care about the well-being of everyone

Truth in Plain Sight

After the Trump inauguration (see: crickets chirping) White House press secretary Sean Spicer had some words for the press. He chose to express those words using a method common among young children, having a tantrum and demanding he get his way.

Watch this-

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/white-house-press-secretary-sean-spicer-slams-media/

Since Spicer was quite obviously completely wrong about the inauguration numbers and the way they were reported by news agencies a lot of people pointed it out in public. This resulted in yet another of Trumps fools chiming in on the subject. This time the fool was actually the queen of fools Kellyanne Conway.

You can watch her blabbering here-

Now we have the term “alternative facts” thanks to Kellyanne Conway (more about her in the next blog)

Already I have heard conservatives who are supporting this “alternative facts” bullshit by comparing it to cases where media incorrectly report a story or part of a news story.

Just another example of the twilight zone logic so many are practicing lately.

How the fuck a newspaper making a correction in a news story compares to the press secretary telling outright lies AND NEVER CORRECTING THOSE LIES. That is called lying. A news story with incorrect information issues a retraction. They admit there was a mistake and correct it. No one on Trumps team ever admits they lied, corrects the error, or apologizes.

I can not stress enough how dangerous this practice is. If we allow this to go on unchecked it could make it more difficult if not impossible to convince the public that a story is true. I think this is something Trump is counting on happening. If he can convince enough people that the media can’t be trusted it will help him.

I don’t like liars because people who lie do so in order to hide behaviors they know are wrong or to get an unfair advantage against an opponent who the can not beat on a level playing field due to their own weaknesses.

Tax Returns

My last point on this post will be the fact Trump has still not released his tax returns. He told the public he would and now it seems he has decided not to do that because he claims “no one cares”. I’;m sure that is what Trump was hoping would happen after he was elected. I’m sure he thought after he became president the call for his tax returns would die out.

We can not let that happen. There is a reason Trump doesn’t want us to see his tax returns and I can’t think of any good reasons why he wouldn’t have released them and be done with it. If there was nothing to hide he would release his returns with fanfare and use it to point out how “fake” the media is.

Alternative Facts….give me a fucking break

Up next- Kellyanne Conway- The Wickedest Witch

 

The Resistance

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Did you miss me?

Before I jump into this hot mess we have found ourselves in let me update anyone who is curious.

Tom Raspoptnik lost his attempt to win against me in court (he lost)

Tom Raspotnik and his creepy “wife” are currently defending themselves from a lawsuit claiming they are guilty of copyright violations. Looks like they are going to lose that case too.

To sum it up Tom Raspotnik is still the same loser he has always been…business as usual.

I am currently living in Reno NV. I have a great job which I enjoy very much. I have an apartment I like very much with a great view of the Reno downtown skyline. I have also become a grandpa, my grand-daughter is a very cute and extremely busy little girl. My daughter is a great mother. She has her own apartment and a good job, nice car…I guess I succeeded in raising her. What do you know about that?

Ok enough about me lets discuss what is going on in this great country. I think we should start out by asking one question…

HAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LOST THEIR FUCKING MINDS?!

Yes, I’m afraid they have.

Donald Trump is about to officially become the POTUS. Just typing that scares me. I do not get it, I’ve tried to understand it, really I have. I’ve tried and tried to put myself in the shoes of the people who support Trump. I’ve listened to the explanations for why people support him like

“They feel abandoned by the Democrats”

“They have watched all the jobs leave town and nothing replace them”

“Donald Trump tells it like it is”

“Donald Trump is going to drain the swamp”

Don’t misunderstand me I know how Donald got elected. He snuck in under the radar. Too many people dismissed the possibility of Trump actually getting elected so they didn’t step up to vote against him. They underestimated the number of stupid people who would actually vote for an idiot like Trump. What I can’t understand is why those people have become so stupid that they can support Trump.

The Murderer of Truth

First of all, the guy is a liar. I don’t mean the typical politician who lies to get votes. Trump takes that stereotype and not only embraces it, he gives it steroids, lots of steroids

Check out Politifact. They check out statements made by politicians to see how true they are.

Not only is Trump a huge liar but he seems to have a poor grasp on reality.

One instance stands out to me most. During a rally where Obama was speaking a Trump supporter was being heckled by the crowd. Obama stopped his speech and repeatedly told the crowd to calm down and leave the man alone. He reminded them that in this country it was ok to have a different opinion.

The next day Donald Trump told a crowd at one of his rallies about the incident. He said the president “spent so much time screaming at this protester.” and described Obama’s reaction to the protester as “a disgrace”. Check it out-

It’s one thing to have a different take on a story, that isn’t the case here. Trump’s version is completely wrong. He also consistently denies saying things that are well documented or even recorded on video. It’s very easy to use google and prove Trump said the things he denies ever saying but he continues to stick to his story. It is nothing less than amazing.

The Twilight Zone

When you attempt to point out the obvious lies Trump has been telling to his supporters the usual response from them is to call you “one of those liberals” and to tell you to “get over losing the election and quit whining/crying”

This drives me crazy. How does expecting someone to be honest make me a liberal? Is that the distinction  now? Liberal= honest Conservative= liar

99%… If You Can’t Beat ‘Em Make ‘Em President

Image result for occupy wall streetHow so many working class people came to the conclusion that Donald Trump was the one man who save them from whatever problems they have is another mystery. Remember the “Occupy Wall Street” protests? What the fuck happened to all those people? I guess they just gave up and said “fuck it might as well give in. Not only did they give in the doubled down and let Trump get elected. No protests, no marching, no yelling. I did hear about one group who tried to close down a highway in protest but somebody drove through the human blockade and killed one of them….that pretty much took care of that.

 

 The Resistance

I’ve always believed you should stand up for what you believe in doing whatever you can no matter how small. That is what I will be doing here on an ongoing basis. That mean you should share and support content, do your own podcast, write your own blog, attend protests in your area, if there aren’t any start one. DO SOMETHING or accept whatever Tump does to you with a smile cause you deserve what you get.

To be continued

Up next- The United Corporation of America 

The Imaginary Stories Of Tom Raspotnik

Listen well “dr” Raspotnik…

 Image13“There is a huge difference between proof and nothing but talk or defamation both in public opinion and legal opinion. The failure to understand that can be costly and ignorance of the law is no excuse.  An attempt to play childish games of “you did it first” also will fail.  You can’t dodge accountability for breaking the law by claiming some other wrong was done to you. They don’t wipe each other out. Each is considered on it’s own merit and needs to be supported by evidence, not just words. Anyone can say  words or blog accusations that’s easy. When you are expected to prove those words are based on actual events and can’t you are in trouble …”

Reality –

That is where I will begin.  This all stems from a childish attempt by Tom Erik Raspotnik to discredit me by making up fictional stories in his head and then posting those stories in his blog as if they actually occurred. Tom then rambles on his Sound Cloud account using his cell phone to talk shit and publicly defame me. It seems odd he would do so because when I one time attempt to call him on the phone to ask him why he insists on telling lies about me sexually abusing my daughter, he hung up on me. He did tell me that he wouldn’t talk to me because I “record shit”.  What damn difference is there between my recording him and his recording it to Sound Cloud?  None.

Tom has accused me of stalking his wife. He does this despite the fact I have only encountered the woman one time. It is all on video. One time was enough

Documented.

The claims Tom Raspotnik has made are numerous. As he becomes more frustrated because I won’t do as he commands, the accusations grow. Now he claims I have been harassing him on his phone. I have exchanged text messages with Tom, he was texting me threats so I was texting him back politely asking him to “fuck off”. Eventually I grew tired of his moronic threats like “your suffering will be legendary” and “you will kneel before me at my throne” and told him not to contact me anymore. He of course had to text me one last time to get the last word because that is his style…childlike

Tom also claims I am making calls to his phone. As usual no proof is offered to support his claim. The one thing Tom Raspotnik has proven beyond doubt is he lacks credibility. i have not made any calls to his phone since the last time he hung up me and that was months ago.

A Question-

What kind of moron would brag  about “making you famous” by posting bullshit about you on the internet and tagging you, friends, and family?  Tom Raspotnik.

In his Sound Cloud recordings Tom constantly threatens to make anyone he is pissed at “famous” along with publicly shaming them. You can hear the gears in Tom’s head slowly turning as he speaks. As he carries on whining and moaning about how little people respect him. He grows more and more angry and the fictitious claims grow more and more serious. As Tom tries to convince the listener he is successful and superior in all possible ways a picture forms of a man who is also trying to convince himself at the same time. Tom runs around and around in this self validating circle of imagination until his confidence fully inflates. He has performed this ritual about 160+ times at the time of this post. That’s just on Sound Cloud, his blog is the same sad story.

I don’t know what his motives are except to do harm to others. It seems that Tom is so intent on being the “leader” of something, controlling others, and winning he will do/say anything.

His own ego has gotten they best of him. It has caused him to underestimate the resolve of those he has been bullying. I can only speak for myself when I say there is no possible way I will ever give in to Tom Raspotnik. No fucking way.

Tom has offered to  “make a deal” where I take down my posts and he drops all his accusations including “burying” the story from the fictitious “ex girlfriend”. Funny how easily  Tom can simply forget all the things he has accused me of isn’t it? Not really cause it was all created in the vast empty space between Tom’s ears.

A “deal” is never going to happen. I won’t make a deal to remove the truth about Tom Raspotnik in order to have him remove his lies and pretend it never happened just so he can go on and do the same to someone else.

WTF?!

Those of you reading probably have never seen the kind of crazy ongoing shit I’m writing about here before. There is a reason for that. It is against the law. Most people understand that and even if they say things on the internet which are unlawful they do it anonymously which is ineffective without proof. Tom has made his accusations in numerous blog posts, internet forums, comment sections, recordings, twitter, facebook, scoopit, and others I’m sure.

Nice Job Dick

For those of you who don’t know it I have been looking for work. Tom has made it clear he intends on making that search as hard as possible while at the same time attempting to undermine my credibility by constantly describing me as an unemployed alcoholic. Just another example of the strength of his character.

Women

Just a day ago Tom attacked a friend of mine named Renee because she called him on his unsupported accusations. The same day he recorded a Sound Cloud calling Renee a fat cunt among other things and constantly belittling her during his pathetic rant. If you listen to other recordings on Tom Raspotnik’s Sound Cloud and hear him attacking women in exactly the same manner numerous times

You can hear the “enhanced” version of Tom’s rant at Renee here  (warning: It isn’t nice)

The Good News

While what you have read so far may be troubling, do not fret. There are things that can be done about people like Tom Raspotnik. I have never been the type to bluff. It seems a pointless en-devour to me. We have systems in place to deal with this type of behavior. You don’t need to have money and you don’t need to put up with people who try to intimidate you, your family, and friends.

New Friends

Another good result comes out of the irresponsible and spineless actions of Tom Raspotnik. Tom has been going out of his way to create a divide among Satanists. There have been some Satanists who have come to me about Tom’s accusations that I want to to destroy Theistic Satanism. That is not the case.  Tom forgets that Satanists aren’t sheep, they do not blindly believe whatever is told to them especially by some guy who has declared himself a “leader”. When I explain the facts it becomes clear very quickly that Tom is trying to fool people. I have had the opportunity to meet Theistic Satanists that I may never had met without Tom’s “help”. Bridges have been built. Tom has failed in his attempts once again. He is no Satanist that is obvious to anyone, except him

Others who have been targets of Tom’s bullshit have also contacted me. Tom would do well to realize none of these people are going to play his childish game of “cease-fire”.

The End?

It would be foolish of me to think I can stop Tom completely. He is a 50 y/o dickhead. Unless he chooses to stop being a dickhead that will not change. I can and will make sure that he is accountable for his actions and words. (see above: bluffing)

The most incredible part of this entire “episode” is the way Tom seems completely clueless to the reality of it. Listening to him he acts as if he has nothing to worry about and has support of his “members”. He is exactly like a small child with imaginary friends.

The truth of it is he has no support and the entire world can see it except one small weak man named Tom Erik Raspotnik.

An Answer To A Response

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So Tom Raspotnik responded to my last blog. It is so full of lies and make believe that I felt I should point out a few things. The first thing I would like to point out is I think it is shameful for a 50 year old man to spend so much time posting slander/libel, threatening,  and outright lying to people and then attempt to  make himself out to be a victim when the person he attacks doesn’t cave in. It is the type of shit you expect from children, not grown adults.

Allow me to present my counter points…..

Tom says–“Daniel Paden has been stalking me for months after I exposed a few intriguing facts about him, and his gang of internet stalkers.”

The screenshots below are from the comment section of “Letters to Satan: How do you respond to the widespread accusations of Satanic ritual abuse and Satanic occult crimes? ” 12/02/14

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Does that say 4 months ago?  So when Tom Raspotnik tries to claim I have been stalking him for months, it turns out he is full of shit the truth is exactly the opposite….again.

Tom has been making claims that some “ex” of mine contacted him. Let’s talk a look at the origin of that idea and when it formed in Tom’s pea brain.

At first I guess Tom didn’t have his plan worked out yet. You can see in the chat suddenly a guy named Rhinelander has “some dirt” on me then some Erlanger shows up. These profiles are basically just names no chat history on their profiles, no profile information. It’s as if someone just created them for this occasion…and they all use the same wording and have the same grammar errors as Tom Raspotnik.

First, someone named Rhinelander says something about me abusing my son. Then a threat to call Child Protective Services. That doesn’t work out  when I tell them my son doesn’t live with me so they move to the next option…

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For the record… I don’t know Adam Daniels. I have never met him or exchanged any type of communication with him, ever. Not once.

 

 

 

 

 

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So now I have told Tom exactly what he can do . Now lets look at some of Tom’s replies…keep in mind these are all in the same thread and the time window is about 90 min or so , maybe less. Watch the shit pile grow.

 

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So Tom hatches a plan to accuse me of abusing my daughter. First some random pals of his claim to have “dirt” on me. Then in the same thread a sort time later he  claims all his info comes from an “ex” girlfriend of mine. In the past 4 months or so Tom has changed the details  of his contact with this “ex”. First it was emails, then a phone call, then Tom claims he has built some kind of rapport with the “ex” and she is telling him “dirt” about me. Then it turned into I had stalked my “ex” for 9 months. Again, none of it supported by anything except Tom’s word. I asked Tom if he could even provide a name for his contact. he couldn’t. I know exactly why. Because none of it is true, it is a tactic Tom uses to try and ruin people he doesn’t like or can’t beat any other way.

Since I got back from MI in addition to publicly accusing me of stalking his wife and father for doing nothing more than asking them where Tom was,  Tom’s story of the ex has grown. Now Tom Raspotnik has announced he is doing a second interview with my “ex” and that will give more “dirt” on me. Funny how anytime Tom feels like he is going to be held accountable for his actions or someone doesn’t bow down to his demands. Suddenly Tom’s  blog will exclaim BREAKING NEWS! Next thing you know there is some negative claim against that persons character and damage done to their reputation. Not to  mention the stress of defending themselves from a false claim against them. How can you defend yourself from information that is made up by another party as needed? It is difficult to do and it takes a lot of energy and time. Even if you do prove there is no validity to the claims there is no way you can totally undo the damage that has been done .

Of course as always Tom doesn’t have anything to support his claims.  No case number after turning evidence over to police, no name for this “ex”, no emails…..nothing except -Tom said so.

 


 

In Tom Raspotnik’s rambling “answer” to  me  He tries to accuse me of “stalking” anyone who disagrees with me. This is just silly. Over the last 8 years of blogging, podcasting, activism,  and speaking out against frauds and bullies of course you are going to find examples of conflict and fighting I have been involved in. I can honestly say the majority of those disputes have ended on a positive note and some of the people I disagreed with became good friends of mine in the end. There are some people I will never agree with, that’s okay. No reasonable person expects to get along with everyone they ever meet. It has never been my style to lie or threaten people who disagree with me I don’t see how that is useful to anyone involved.

I would also like to mention  none of the people I have had disagreements with in the past  have attempted to bring my kids into the argument or openly threatened my friends and family until Tom Raspotnik came along.


 

Besides the lack of writing ability Tom’s logic often fails during his attempt to fabricate stories and talk shit in order to shield himself from the truth. For example..

Daniel questioned my Academic Background.I have presented several photos of my degree and my certificates, as usual someone being a low education level, he failed to see the photos I presented and decided to put a “spin” on my credentials acting in sheer jealousy since he is unemployed and has been underemployed most of his working life.

If Tom had at  some time provided photos of his degree and associated materials how would a “low level education” have kept me from seeing those photos? Does our education system teach students how to see any photographs whenever we wish?  I’m pretty sure it doesn’t. How hard would it have been for Tom to post those photos along with his answer? That would have put the issue to rest. No photos were included and a person could use basic reasoning to guess the most likely reasons. Either Tom doesn’t want to resolve the issue or he can’t resolve the issue because he has no photos.

I worked for 25 years as Facility Manager of the  largest indoor entertainment center in northern CA. One quick look at my youtube channel can provide some proof of that. I have a background in IT, electronic repair, HVAC, plumbing, interior design, building repair, landscaping, commercial food service equipment repair, audio/video systems, stage and effect lighting, I can even repair AMF 82-70 pinsetters and bumper cars if needed. I worked 60 hour weeks for years and made pretty good money. I’m changing careers now and all of Tom’s criticism about my being unemployed or underemployed is just another example of how little he actually knows about me. He lives 2000 miles away, How much could he really know ?

Another problem Tom has is the fact I don’t consider him to be  a leader of any sort in Theistic Satanism or anything else for that matter. Besides the widely accepted fact Satanism is not a religion that assigns “leaders”, he just doesn’t display leadership qualities.

He shows a lack of  ability to accept responsibility for his actions and a total disregard for the consequences of his actions. Look at the way he attempts to trash me based on lies and then threatens to include all my friends and family members. Then he attempts to blame me for any harm his actions cause because I let them be hurt by not doing as Tom demands of me.

“Look what you made me do.” Really showing some great leadership qualities there Tom.

As someone who worked in management for decades I would inform Tom Raspotnik that good leaders are respected not feared.


 

Tom’s reply continues…

   “Daniel claims I am smearing him by calling him an alcoholic, and all the pictures including this picture I am using where he is smashed on a bench drinking the “cheap beer” Pabst. “I thought only old men drink Pabst?” Many people from his past have admitted to me he has a long record of drinking”

Again I would point out that Tom Raspotnik lives over 2000 miles away from me. What  he knows is what he sees on facebook.  There is very little chance that Tom has had any contact whatsoever with any people from my past much less anyone who would say I have a “long record of drinking”  because it simply isn’t true. I drink, lots of people do. I drink a wide variety of beers. Sometimes I drink cheap beer, other times I drink more expensive beer.  For Tom Raspotnik to attempt to judge my character and make false public claims about me based on one picture shows the limited ability he has to understand exactly how little he knows. Besides Tom I was on my first beer….


 

Then this …

The Temples of Satan Clergy condemn the actions of Daniel Paden, and condemn his internet stalking behaviors, we have begun to inform the public and shall fight the good fight against those involved in offenses against the Theistic Satanic Community. Please contact our TIP LINE should Daniel Paden threaten you as a member or clergyman or woman.

That  entire paragraph is bullshit. First I am the one being threatened. I have posted proof here on this blog and I have plenty more. I am the one who is being defamed and lied about.  I’m no victim and I my refusal to be a victim is why Tom Raspotnik has tried tactic after tactic to get me to shut up and back down from him.

I told Tom 2 weeks ago if he would remove any and all material he has posted that can not be supported by evidence then I would see that as a sign Tom wants to engage in mature dialogue and we could go from there. he refused. Now he claims to be the one who is offering to make peace…on the condition I remove my posts and videos of events. Meanwhile Tom has literally dozens of blog posts and recordings accusing me of molesting my daughter, stalking, being an alcoholic, and getting fired from past jobs for criminal behavior.

I have told no lies about Tom Raspotnik and I have never said or done anything to threaten him or his family. They were mad I was bringing attention to their statements claiming “real Satanists” engage in animal sacrifice.  I don’t expect them to be happy about it but holy shit to threaten my daughter while I’m in MI? Tom Raspotnik is old enough to know what his words insinuate.

 

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How does Tom explain this shit?

“Daniel has made claims I am stalking his daughter, and posting pictures of her on Face Book I did provide him an insightful picture of his daughter so he would know I knew who his ALLEDGED VICTIM was, and that it was shameful if the allegations were real. I did no way stalk his daughter who is classified an adult. I have stood up for children in the Occult and while his daughter probably not an occultist I would hope has had some form of counseling if the allegations are real. “The more I look into these allegations I am of the opinion these allegations are “very real.”

 

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This is “an insightful picture”? Right. And the only reason my daughter would need  counselling is if she saw that you were threatening to come visit her on her fathers Facebook wall while he was in MI. You clueless idiot.

You know what  strikes me as a bit odd? Tom claims that I was stalking his wife and father and engaging in “criminal  behavior”  Then he mocks me for “running away”  instead of waiting to meet him.  The facts are when Tom heard I was in Michigan he immediately started making public his intent to head to California, as you see above. The entire time I was in Michigan Tom was texting me trying to convince me he was at or near my house. Why wouldn’t he just head home instead? I’m sure many are asking the same question, only Tom knows the answer.

Tom has made a claim about my editing video to leave out any security or law enforcement involvement. That claim has no basis in truth and and I never interacted with any security or law enforcement during my time in MI because I wasn’t there to break the law. If I wanted to break the law I could do it without flying in a plane 6 hours. I was there to bring attention to an animal abuse/rights issue as a Satanic Priest and provide an example to counter Tom’s claim that “real satanists” ritually sacrifice animals. I also wanted to hear Tom explain why he was making false claims about me involving my children. Since it was something he kept posting about and speaking about in public forums despite having any proof I felt like I had a legitimate concern and interest in the matter.

At this point it is pretty clear Tom Raspotnik will deny and lie to the end. He is a grown man with the behavior habits you  should expect of a ten year old. Problem is he isn’t 10 he is an adult with the freedoms and ability of an adult but lacking sound judgement as to not harm others just because he can.


 

Tom also says that my claim he has used  harassment and bully tactics on others have no validity. He denies intimidating, lying, or making threats towards other people. Tom has posted attacks on Zach Black in his blog more than once. Tom has been making false claims about The Satanic Temple for about a year now. And those aren’t the only examples. Unlike Tom I will back my words with some evidence.

Robbie Fraize has nothing to do with any of the issues between Tom Raspotnik and myself. He wants nothing to do with any of it and I have done my best to keep him out of it. Despite Robbie doing nothing more than adding me on Facebook he gets this from Tom.

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Do those look like threats to anyone else? Is it just me ? I’m pretty sure those are threats to once again post negative content to harm Robbie for some imagined betrayal.  And Tom Raspotnik expects me to agree to any informal deal with him?  Why would I? So later he can come up and threaten to ruin my reputation again? NO THANKS Tom.


 

Tom wraps up his reply like this-

“I am done with Daniel Paden and Beth Hedrick, I appreciate the time you took in reading this article and shall now move forward with my wife, issuing this warning if you decide to return and “stalk” my wife or any family member I shall make sure you face the most severe repercussions because in closing I know as well and many in the Theistic Satanic Community that this argument was never about your daughter and allegations of your ex girlfriend or was it an issue with religions sacrificing animals during religious practices but simple a failed attack upon those who stood against the Satanic Temple, nothing more nothing less and you Daniel were elected the spokes idiot.

Thanks Dr. Tom Erik Raspotnik”

    All I can reply with here is that Tom obviously has no care for the damage he does to others in any form. The public claims I raped my daughter and that he had a legit source for those allegations and the damage those false claims do to me mean nothing. The fact my daughter has to pay extra attention when she goes to work or out to dinner , just in case. The stress that puts on her means nothing to Tom Raspotnik, not to mention the horrible things she has to hear said about her father. Tom  seems very comfortable with his actions and considering the number of people he has done this sort of thing to I guess that should be no surprise. If you read Tom’s blogs or listen to his soundcloud recordings he is so busy trying to convince people he is successful or superior to everyone else he never notices how foolish he sounds


    Now …the day after Tom says he is done, he has recorded a soundcloud post titled “Bored Stupid Actions“. In his recording he assures the listener that he has”people who will handle certain things ” several times. This is a clear threat towards those of us who have refused to cave in to Tom’s threats. Tom seems to have no clue whatsoever about the truth is and assumes people believe anything he chooses to say. In other words- nothing has changed. Tom refuses to stop making threats of harm to others and he doesn’t show any awareness that his ongoing defamation is harmful or care that it is against the law.

 It is too bad Tom can’t spend his time doing more productive things. After learning about his work involving Satanism I’ve noticed it is very difficult to find anything positive or constructive Tom Raspotnik has taken part in, that is the legacy he will be remembered for. At least he can take full credit for it.

My Reply To Tom Raspotnik…

 

UPDATE 2/6/15: Tom Raspotnik has posted a reply to this blog. There will be a reply posted on 2/7/15 addressing Tom’s false account of events.

It’s been a while….I would apologize but I have been very busy. I’m back now and let’s get this rolling with a little story about a guy who needs to be addressed.

 

“Dr” Tom Erik Raspotnik who claims to be a doctor and claims to have some education in philosophy. He also claims to be “the leader of theistic satanism”

Couple of problems here right out of the gate…. Tom’s “education” comes from an on-line diploma mill type school Fort Jones University go ahead and check it out. If you look they offer no philosophy degree.  Makes it a bit tough to claim the title of “Dr” as Tom Rasponik likes to do, doesn’t it?  (note: I’ve contacted Fort Jones to ask them to clear this up, just to be sure)

The next problem would be Tom’s claim to be “the leader of theistic satanism” . As any true Satanist will tell you… Satanism has no real leaders. To even make the claim you lead other Satanists is a display of extreme ignorance about what Satanism is. There are those who lead groups or organizations of Satanists but those people don’t lead the individuals who are members. A true Satanist has found their own path and does not allow themselves to be governed by another. There are those who’s work is  respected by other Satanists but Tom has never done anything to help Satanism progress. In fact it is safe to say he has done it harm by misrepresenting it. If a member of the general public comes across Tom Raspotnik and forms an opinion about Satanism based on his representation it harms the religion and undermines the work we have done.

As you may or may not know I am a priest for The Satanic Temple. If you follow the link you will find an organization working towards progress. I’ve always believed in the strength of words but the strength of actions along with those words can not be questioned and make clear exactly what you intend to do an how you intend to do it. Tom has a problem with this.

Tom has been very critical of TST. He worries that they are attempting to speak on his behalf.  The problem is…Tom is the one claiming a “leadership” role not TST.

Now that I’ve made it clear the root of the problem let’s talk more about Tom Raspotnik.

Many would say he is not worth considering and they may well be right. My words are more to address the type of person he is and the things he has done involving me because, after all, this is my blog.

I’ve been calling out Tom on his own words and actions. I did a painful interview with Tom for the Modern Satanism podcast.

I say painful because Tom is obtuse to say the least. It is impossible to have a reasonable discussion with him.

As a result of my ability to point out the countless weaknesses Tom displays when he criticizes others…Tom has begun an attack on me which includes the following-

  • Claims I have sexually abused  my daughter. Tom also claims he has been in contact with an “ex-girlfriend” of mine who is passing him information.  tom likes to use the word “alleged”. He may think this saves him from any responsibility for his words. Unfortunately for Tom I have spent a considerable amount of time reading about Michigan law he would do well to spend some time doing the same instead of posting memes and talking shit.
  • Tom has made veiled threats  towards my daughter and posted pics of her Facebook profile while telling me he is coming to my house while I was in Michigan .
  • Tom has threatened to use a gun to shoot me if I come near his house or business (which I did in a non threatening manner)
  • Tom has claimed I have been stalking his wife because I asked her “is Tom around” at the business they both own. You can see the video of my exchange with Cindy Raspotnik  here
  • Tom has claimed I’m an alcoholic
  • Tom made claims my ex-wife filed charges against me for domestic violence I’ve never been married and there have never been any such charges brought against me by anyone.
  • Tom has posted my address in forums and called on theistic satanists to “do him a favor’ I think it is safe to assume he is suggesting they confront me at my home
  • Tom has warned me that someone is waiting for me at my home and my “suffering will be legendary” Yes he actually said that. I guess Tom likes Hellraiser movies
  • I have received death threats from a number about 25 min  from my house. This occurred shortly after I completed a trip to protest Tom and his wife killing animals in ritual sacrifice. To be clear I can’t give the credit to Tom except  for the fact he has been publicly calling out to other theistic satanist to help him deal with the problem. The problem with this is Tom shows no concern whatsoever for what may occur as a result of his “call to action”  There may well be some moron who thinks it worthwhile to follow Tom’s lead and do what he suggests. Tom claims to be “the leader of theistic satanism” obviously he thinks he has followers who listen to him.
  • Tom claims I am dangerous even going so far as to say he is starting a “tip hotline” so that people can inform him of any information on my actions.
  • Tom has made countless allegations about the TST and those who are involved in the organization. These claims include involvement and support of sex offenders  by TST.
  • Tom has made public the real names of people who have used pseudonyms in order to protect themselves from possible harm. Again Tom has no concern for  others and shows a total disregard for their safety. He has no idea what kind of actions may be taken based on his public disclosure of these individuals.

I will stop here to address “Dr” Tom Raspotnik….

 

Tom, in case you are too stupid to figure it out there are laws in this country. We have those laws for a reason. In the past you have been able to intimidate others with false claims and threats. That is not going to be the case here. You will be held accountable for your actions and your lies. You have come upon a force that is too dedicated to their cause and too strong in character for you to bully and intimidate. You can choose to ignore this fact all you wish but know this… I know you are full of shit and I am sick of seeing people stressed and afraid because you only want to do harm to them. It will not continue. Unlike you I do not choose to make false claims or physical threats towards others.

Here one of the strongest and most telling points of all.

Tom Raspotnik has not one single time  provided any actual proof of anything he claims about me or TST.

Not once…. nothing. No sources, no case numbers, no actual emails. All of his claims are backed by his word alone. Tom claims he is not allowed to publicly talk about “ongoing investigations” yet he continues to talk about the issues void of any facts. I think it is safe to say Tom has no idea how foolish this makes him look.

Anyone who knows me is well aware of the fact I don’t cower and I don’t allow others to intimidate me especially those who lie. Liars repulse me and strengthen my resolve. The truth always wins.

One last fact for the “doctor”…

I have documentation of everything, the forum comments, the rambling soundcloud rants, the texts you have sent, the pathetic blogs you have posted. Even if you were smart enough to remove it all today the damage has been done. I will however publicly ask Tom Raspotnik to remove any and all posts in any form he can not provide reliable sources or evidence for.

Sick of the Republicans

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Many of you are going to already feel exactly as I do. I am SICK of Republicans….very sick. The current issue I have with Republicans involves John Boehner who is the  Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The economy has been shit ever since good ol Bush drove the United States like he stole it right into the damn ground. Then he left office smiling like an idiot boarding the helicopter on his way to whatever he was going to screw up next. He left us with the unemployment rate way up along with a pile of other shit he half fixed , broke or just fucked up.

To help deal with high unemployment the feds extended the number of weeks people could get unemployment Insurance benefits. At one point it was at 99 weeks. Then it dropped to 73 and then 63. There was never much debate about extending the benefits, it was needed,  until John Boehner came along.

The Senate passed the latest extension for unemployment insurance in April. It is now sitting waiting for the House to take a vote on it . John Boehner won’t allow it to  be voted on because it doesn’t include anything to create jobs as he has demanded from the White House. Where john gets off demanding anything from the White House I’m not sure. It seems like he screwed us enough with the whole debt ceiling bullshit he felt he needed to pull in 2013. For some reason John likes being a dick I guess.  I know there is blame to be put on the Democrats  it isn’t all John “bonehead” Boehner’s doing, there could be more done on all sides. At this point in time though it is his fault nothing is being done.

As Speaker,  John Boehner is a leader in the House, not a ruler of the House of Representatives. He is supposed to lead, not act like a king or a spoiled child who wants things his way. 3 million people are without unemployment benefits because John Boehner won’t allow the extension to be voted on. 70,000 additional people are running out of benefits each week. John Boehners district has a population of 724,285. How the fuck did those people get the honor of electing the guy who gets to pretend he is king? Who told John Boehner he speaks for the american people? Everytime he says that I cringe.

It is a fact i would vote for a piece of chewed gum with some dirt and hair suck in it before I would vote for John Boehner to speak on my behalf or even decide what random item I was going to pee on. He is inept.

If you search “unemployment insurance extension” on the web and read the comments after almost any article that turns up in the search results you will see some sad stories about how this lapse has effected people and you will see some seriously pissed off people. I can’t remember ever seeing so much anger and talk of revolt against the government. Not just voter revolt but physically acting out against our leaders. One guy from Indiana even threatened to kill Boehner in messages left for him and his wife. What the guy did was clearly wrong but not many people are surprised by it.

We are giving away billions of dollars every year to other countries while people who live here can’t live here. People who want to work but can’t find jobs are losing their savings, homes, cars, and the ability to provide basic needs while John Boehner sits on his hands and pouts. The money to help is being sent to other countries because it is in our best interest to do so. Isn’t it in our best interest to provide for people who live in our own country? Why don’t we act like it ?

The Senate and the House are likely to approve a corporate tax cut that is going to add to the deficit. It faces no major opposition…..unless the unemployment insurance extension is added to it, then there will be some trouble. The media has been covering the issue very little if at all. If this were 3 million people who had been burned out of their homes by fire or any other disaster we would be hearing nothing but that story for weeks on end. Since it is the leadership of the country screwing people instead of mother nature I guess it isn’t newsworthy.

I seriously hope people are mad about this bullshit actually I wish more people were mad but just like always, if it doesn’t effect them directly they could give a shit. What is going on is just wrong and every single one of us should be pissed. Even if you don’t agree with extending unemployment benefits you should be pissed that John Boehner has the nerve to abuse his position the way he is doing now. John has shown he is willing to allow 3 million people to suffer in order to get his way.  The next time this happens what will the issue be about? Will it effect you? Think about that.

Contact your representatives, they are easy to find on twitter and you can find their website contact info there most times. Send a tweet and voice your opinion. I send a tweet to john Boehner once a day explaining to him how his behavior makes him look like a dick. I doubt he ever actually reads them and if he did the point would  probably would fly right over his head but I do it anyways because if enough of us do he will have no choice but to read it.

Remember this little power trip John has been on when it comes time to vote, don’t forget or allow yourself to be distracted by the newest shiny political object. This is a time when our leaders should be stepping up and doing whatever is needed to help the american people get through tough times. It is getting better but some places are doing better than others and we all live in this country together. When everyone can provide for their families and live happily then it is a benefit to all of us. We will be better off and then we can be proud of how we govern ourselves because right now we look pathetic and it is our own fault. If we don’t do something to change it then we deserve what we get for allowing people like Boehner to act like a king without calling him on it

Harassment?

copswatch   First, I’d like to acknowledge there have been some poor choices made. This post is more about the response to those choices and whether it is a policy people are comfortable with.

In 2010

A friend of mine was having trouble with one of their children. He was cutting school. Attempts to make sure he attended were made but being a teenager, it was difficult to force him to do anything. My friend eventually received a notice to attend truancy  court.

I have had to attend this court because of problems with my daughter attending school. The court listened to the type of living environment my daughter had and decided that there was no good reason she couldn’t attend school. There were no issues at home that would be a cause for her not to attend. They then informed her of the repercussions should she continue to skip school, and assigned her a probation officer. I was told to continue to monitor her as I had been and was not penalized for anything. My daughter understood the wake up call she had been given and had no further issues. My friend’s son was about the same age as my daughter had been and his behavior echoed hers. I assume this behavior is not unheard of when it comes to teens who are having some type of trouble with school. I am also glad they did not have this system in place when I was a teen because it would not have been fun to accompany my dad to a hearing about my school attendance.

My friend missed the  hearing.  There was no follow-up on that  part but she did manage to get her son back on track and he just received an award for his performance in his classes.  Problem solved, right? Not quite.She wasn’t even aware that it had gone to the level of a warrant being issued. Last week my friend received the following message –

In 2014

Hi _____, My name is Matt, and I’m a Deputy with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. I’ll speak slowly because I know this is a Google number and it’s gonna be translated to a text message. I was at your family’s house yesterday in San Jose and you missed a court date. You need to take care of this, okay. You need to call me back (408) ***-****, Your family doesn’t  need to continue to have cops come to their house looking for you. I spoke with one of your daughters. I spoke with your mother. I spoke with your sister. They all seem very nice but they are going to be continued to be harassed  as cops keep coming to your house looking for you to handle  your court date call me back. Bye.

First of all it wasn’t her house, it was her parents house and the guy who left the message should have been aware of that since he had spoken to her family members. She hadn’t lived there in years.  Next, there is something that strikes me as wrong about admittedly continuing to  harass people because of something a family member has done. The people who own the house have done nothing wrong yet they are being harassed.  My friend has informed me the police also pressured her daughters to call her and “set up” a meeting so they could arrest her. The daughters refused to do it.

I’m not saying that the cops shouldn’t be looking for people who have arrest warrants out on them but for truancy? Even the cops who arrested her (in another county) had never heard of someone being arrested over a truancy case.  But police are programmed to follow the law so they went looking for her. To go to her parents house makes sense, it would be the obvious place to start. Once they realized she didn’t live there then that’s where it should have stopped unless they had some reason to believe she was there but to harass people as a tool? Over an issue like this? The neighbors don’t know what it’s about they just know those people across the street have the cops at their house often, they must be troublemakers.

I can hear some of you saying ” She should have gone to her court date” I agree but there is something about the message that bothers me. It just doesn’t seem like it is a professional way of achieving your desired result.  “Call me or we will continue to harass your family” Yea worse things have been done and the entire situation was created by one person’s lack of action but really, there are 7.44 million people who live in the bay area. Here is a  map that shows the crime in that part of San Jose over the last 7 days.

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Bay Area (San Jose) crime reports over last 7 days

crimemap2   Aren’t there better things to do than harass people in order to arrest a mother over a truancy issue from 4 years ago that has not been an issue since and  isn’t one now? If they must get this type of criminal off the streets due to the threat they present to the public couldn’t it be done with a bit less harassment?