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The WEFFIE Information Minders have discovered zeeeeee Boutique Substack
Also, Stripe is disallowing an alarming number of paid subscriptions. We may have a company move coming soon.
I remember Jimmy Dore discussing being throttled on YouTube.
Then one day, Jimmy discussed his cool Google Minder and his channel exploded.
“DON’T SAY IVERMECTIN!” he would shout at Stef reading Superchats.
A person who does not play ball with the Anointed Tier Two Minders and stay between the prescribed allowable lines of:
We did it!
Don’t let them get away with it!
…will ultimately be thwarted.
But Holy Shit, Jimmy Dore had like 850,000 subs when he got frozen.
I have like 9,000 subs and a tiny % are paid.
For those of you who have tried to pay to support the content and been denied, I am grateful and sorry that this is where we are right now in Fascism World.
The Kofi donations seem to work with much less friction, which is odd because they use Stripe as well. Thus, it seems clear that this is centered around Substack.
(Buy Me a Coffee was a problem early, but seems to run okay, but they take a big chunk of donor’s largesse.)
The problem seems to be coordinated with the banks.
And we are on the list, that much is clear.
That seems like that is Substack.
There is only so much that they can do to keep avoiding the patient obvious questions and put you back to sleep with rah-rah.
I do not speak for Katherine, but she echoed this recently.
Note to paid subscribers:
Thank you for providing financial support for my research and writing work.
For a couple of months, I’ve noticed some irregularities in the payment processing system that connects subscriber bank and credit card accounts, to Stripe (the payment processor for Substack subscriptions), to writer bank accounts.
I’ve experienced these irregularities as a Substack subscriber providing financial support to other Substack writers, and also as a writer who earns income from reader support through the Substack platform.
Some of the funds readers are trying to provide to support Substack writers’ work is getting through to the writers, and some of it is not.
At a minimum, an agent with authority to block transactions is triggering ‘fraud detection’ and ‘insufficient funds’ protocols to block some transactions, when the payments are routine subscription payments that have successfully cleared for many previous months, and/or are payments for which the payer account has sufficient funds.
I don’t know whether the agents engaged in this transaction-blocking activity work for Substack, Stripe, MasterCard, Visa, other financial services companies, or other entities (governmental or quasi-governmental).
I also don’t know whether the funds whose transfer is blocked in this way are simply retained in the subscribers’ bank accounts, or if those funds are diverted to third parties who are neither the readers trying to provide financial support to Substack writers, nor the writers who earn income from reader support. When it happened to me as a subscriber, the transaction was blocked and a temporary hold was put on the account until I went to the bank and confirmed the transaction was legitimate and had successfully cleared every month for more than a year, at which point the bank teller lifted the hold and the next monthly payment went through.
Due to the complexity of the transaction fee structures through which Substack, Stripe, Visa, Mastercard and other business entities take their cut for providing content-hosting, newsletter-distribution, and payment-processing services; the complexity of the financial reports made available by Stripe (batch processing, transaction timing, etc.); and my lack of forensic accounting skills, I don’t have a good way to track what’s happening to the money as it makes its way from individual subscriber accounts to writer accounts.
The most likely explanation is that this is another example of the clunky, pre-CDBC social credit system, more subtle than simply kicking people off of payment platforms entirely and shutting down bank accounts.
I lack time and interest to learn how to do forensic accounting, and I don’t have sufficient trust in any other digital payment processors to want to set up new accounts elsewhere, so I’m not planning to pursue the matter further.
Some of the funds readers are trying to provide to support my work is getting through, and some of it is not. I’m grateful to earn any income at all from this work.
I’m posting about it to let Bailiwick readers and paid subscribers know that it’s happening, so that if you want to look into what’s happening with your money for any of your paid Substack subscriptions, you can try to track things through your bank and credit card accounts and take whatever steps you think prudent to protect your financial property.
Your move, Rigorous Ferret and Daily Rhodes and McCullough Foundation.
Your move, Money Launderers.
Keep up the WE CAN SUE PFIZER!!!! FREEEEEDDDDOOOOMMMMMM.
WE’RE GONNA GET THE BADDIES. YOU’LL SEE.
Your move, Gayle.
We have an infodemic.
Writes the WEF:
The UN is also encouraging social media influencers to help spread real news about the pandemic.
"So far, we've recruited 110,000 information volunteers, and we equip these information volunteers with the kind of knowledge about how misinformation spreads and ask them to serve as kind of 'digital first-responders' in those spaces where misinformation travels," Fleming says.
God, I loathe the way these assholes talk.
I wonder what the “digital first responders” look like and what other ways the Richest Assholes who need to take seven more shots and get dead would do with the banks to stop the flow of the WrongThink.