PayPal Shuts Down MHB’s Account

On January 22, 2015 Memory Hole Blog received an email from “PayPal Brand Risk Management,” stating  that it is closing MHB’s account used to receive donations. Memory Hole has had a relationshippaypal2 with PayPal for two years. Suddenly, however, the company has chosen to unilaterally discontinue MHB’s account services.

Here is the key passage from the email announcing discontinuation of the account:

Due to the nature of your activities, we have chosen to discontinue service to you in accordance with PayPal’s User Agreement. As a result, we have placed a permanent limitation on your account.

We ask that you please remove all references to PayPal from your website. This includes removing PayPal as a payment option, as well as the PayPal logo and/or shopping cart.

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On January 22 MHB posted a brief piece on Prof. Jim Fetzer’s new book, And Nobody Died in Boston Either. As many readers are aware, in November 2015 refused to carry Fetzer’s title, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook. This is a disturbing pattern of de facto censorial practice all too familiar under the post-9/11 police state America has become.

Here is the audio file of a 1/22/16 telephone call to PayPal attempting to petition the abrupt shutdown of services:


Below is the key email explaining that services are being discontinued

From: “” <>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 5:41 PM
Subject: Your account has been limited

Dear James Tracy

We have recently reviewed your usage of PayPal’s services, as reflected in
our records and on your website Due to the
nature of your activities, we have chosen to discontinue service to you in
accordance with PayPal’s User Agreement. As a result, we have placed a
permanent limitation on your account.

We ask that you please remove all references to PayPal from your website.
This includes removing PayPal as a payment option, as well as the PayPal
logo and/or shopping cart.

If you have a remaining balance, you may withdraw the money to your bank account. Information on how to withdraw money from your PayPal account can be found via our Help Center.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions or
need our support, please contact the PayPal Brand Risk Management
Department at

PayPal Brand Risk Management


148 thoughts on “PayPal Shuts Down MHB’s Account”

  1. Is there anyway we can band together to support Jim Tracy? What I am referring to are the two sites: PalPal and Go Fund Me as it concerns the HONR Network. I was under the impression [perhaps faulty] that neither of these two sites accept P.O. Boxes as legitmate mailing addresses for funds? Perhaps I am wrong, but this is something I still remember.

    Can you imagine three years after the “event”, and the HONR Network still is hawking for donations? Why? How much more money could they need?

  2. This needs to go viral. I have not heard this happening to others. Was this a threat to Alex Jones and others to remove Nobody Died from their stores? Time to look at that user agreement and see if can be challenged as discrimination. Nothing illegal. More political correctness creeping.

    1. This is happening to other Truthers, including Voluntaryist Larken Rose and climate-watcher Dutchsince. This is sickening, and brings to mind the Mark of the Beast. They certainly know how to shut us up, don’t they?

      I shared on Facebook; I don’t know how else to help. Ideas are welcome.

  3. Infragard. We were attacked by numerous corporate agencies years ago. Essentially, you are being “gang stalked”. The upshot for us was that we were driven into homelessness and had to cease all economic, political and outreach activities… and we were still stalked in foreign countries to which we fled. If you can gather a group of supporters who blast these injustices far and wide each time they occur, you might get them to back down… somewhat. Bottom line, they control the culture. If you refuse to accept that, you will become a target. But it is a negotiation. The more you do to bring their tactics to the light of day (like this article), the less willing they will be to allow you to expose their MO. In other words, they want to bury you but not with the lights on.

  4. About Inragard: “InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.” Obviously, speaking, writing or sharing the truth is a hostile act in our deception based culture.

    1. Cheryl: I didn’t know about Infragard before; thank you for sharing.

      Anybody hear anything more about TrapWire? I bet that goody didn’t just go away…

      1. Good. I’ve been offline a lot lately (in the outback desert) and haven’t been able to keep up with Memory Hole. When I heard you’d been let go… but no matter what, glad to help. Anyone reading this: Hey, chip in!

  5. As I said in a previous posting & it bears repeating: THIS IS DIRECTED FROM THE TOP, UP TO & INCLUDING THE WHITE HOUSE(and presumably even higher)!! And of course, the specter of Pierre Omydiar & PayPal(which pulled a similar stunt on Wikileaks several years ago), also run from the White House out of an Eric Holder-controlled “Justice” Department…and there we have it. The other side of this deep sustained harassment & terrorism being visited upon Professor & family is that this doesn’t happen to people who have NO SUPPORT; there’s no need to suppress an invalid perspective, for something inherently invalidated never necessitates a campaign of invalidation. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

  6. Sorry to read about this James.

    Alternatives like you are getting rare.

    Thanx to the self-righteous ‘net-nazis like Google, Amazon and now paypal.

    Really nothing like a bunch of low-life, bottom feeders, sleaze balls, who try to give the impression that they are “responsible corporate” citizens while they continue their symbolic internet book burning bon fire extravaganza.

    Well look at it this way James.

    You’ve reached the hallowed ranks of Assange, Snowden and others who have had their paypal accounts canceled.

    All the best James Tracy.

    And don’t be surprised that you’re blog gets more popular.

    (I’m going pass your link on to as many people as I can.)

    As there are a lot of people out there who are tired of the lame stream media and what laughably calls itself the “alternative”.

    Best to you and yours.


  7. Maybe PayPal will reinstate the account if you pretend your fictional “child” died in a fake shooting. That’s working just fine for the bogus “Sandy Hook parents.”

    How many millions have those con artists raised — and how much of that (stolen) cash was processed via PayPal? Maybe PayPal is worried about criminal charges (for racketeering) if they stop playing ball with the Newtown Treason? I wonder if PayPal has seen this footage exposing the Newtown Hoax:

    1. Very astute observation about Paypal’s own complicity, and thus their need to continue the cover-up by attacking anyone who raises the issue publicly.

  8. Let’s put this in perspective:

    The U.S. Supreme Court stated political speech is the highest form of protected speech;

    One would assume this type of action by PayPal is infrequent in cases of political speech. This probably usually happens with fraud and/or hate speech;

    This happened to Assange and Wikileaks, and, was accompanied by bans by the major credit card companies.

    The best response is to mail money orders using certified or Priority mail that can be tracked.

      1. Maybe. One thought is that these are private companies, and there isn’t much that can be done to challenge their business decisions. If the government stopped postal money orders sent through the mail you would have “state action”, i.e., a potential lawsuit with teeth.

  9. I pray others join me in prayers for Prof. Tracy and his family. Living on disability makes it a little rough to donate but prayer is a mighty force.

  10. You can fight them by leaving a paper trail; I don’t know that you are doing that. I showed you how to default the University and Lenny Pozner, have you done that? I offered to help you for free. Now, you can ask PP what they mean by the “nature of your activities.” They have given you, like the University, a place to ask questions; I hope you do.

  11. Their determination to supress the truth is actually revealing the truth to more people. Everyday someone wakes up, Old, young, all walks of life to this crime against Humanity. Its not a question of whether they will be brought to justice, but when. All the evidence is there. You traitors chose the side of evil and guess what…we won. By the way Lenny, get rid of that Obvious as hell photo shopped picture of you and Noah as your profile Picture.

  12. There is something much larger going on here.

    Why is it that Tracy gets fired and gets cut off as a customer from essentially a bank but no law enforcement is charging him with a crime?

    Has James ever been contacted by police?

  13. The paypal user agreement says these are restricted activities:

    “e. Act in a manner that is defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing;

    “f. Provide false, inaccurate or misleading Information;”

    If these are the reasons for shutting down the MHB account, then prove it up and we’ll solve all these mysteries right now.

    1. Wow it gets crazier every day,
      I have been thinking of dropping Paypal for a long time,
      this is it,
      you know we as Americans became too addicted to our accounts and ccs,
      we should all be banding together and quit businesses like this
      this IS the home of the brave?

  14. Congratulations Dr. Tracy,
    you know how well you are doing by the enemies you make
    keep your spirits up a lot of Americans support you and the numbers grow daily

  15. Stay strong Dr. Tracy! The powers that be seem determined to break you. It makes me very sad to hear this news. On the bright side, you must be doing something profoundly right if neither FAU nor PayPal want you.

    Keep up your great work of educating through thoughtfully-written, deliberate criticism!


  16. Censorship proves being right. Just start showing Bitcoin or Litecoin qr codes, that are censorship-resistant.

  17. Reading these comments I want to make it clear, that cryptocurrency payments can’t be stopped and are the way forward as regards value exchange. The old ways can be left behind.

  18. Well, while you are out there making friends you might consider looking more closely at this story: Putin has been anointed “King of the Jews”

    ‘Rabbi Yosef began by saying [to Putin]:”According to Jewish tradition, your leadership is decided by the kingdom of G_d, King of the world, and therefore we bless you: Blessed is the One who gave His glory to flesh and blood.” ‘

    “In ancient times, few people ever saw their ruler in person, heard his voice or witnessed his glory. The Talmud (TB Berakhot 58a) reported that the people were agog to see the king, Jew or gentile, and even a blind person sensed his advent. A benediction was required by halakhah (Jewish law): On seeing a Jewish king and his court, it was Barukh.shenathan mik’vodo levasar vedam, “Blessed be He … who gave some of His glory to flesh and blood”; on seeing a gentile king, Barukh…… shenathan mik’vdo liv’ru’av, “who gave some of His glory to His creatures”. ”

  19. Tell PayPal your name is “Lenny Bozner” and your fake kid dies every 2 years and you’ve always wanted a yacht so you need to raise $12 Million via PayPal. They’ll set you up VIP and waive their usual commissions.

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