PayPal Shuts Down MHB’s Account 148

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.

Screen Shot 2016-01-23 at 9.01.08 AM

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 Amazon.com 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: “service@paypal.com” <service@paypal.com>
To: memoryholeblog@yahoo.com
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 http://memoryholeblog.com. 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 aup@paypal.com.

Sincerely,
Misty
PayPal Brand Risk Management

PLEASE STAY TUNED: NEW INFO ON HOW TO DONATE TO MHB AND JAMES TRACY’S LEGAL FUND IS COMING SOON!!!

148 comments

  1. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised. The internet is the last available resource for information and education that isn’t subject to the whims of the controllers. Sadly, the more they are successful in these efforts, the more emboldened they will become.

    I am not technically savvy enough to have solutions to some of these problems. It seems obvious that we need to be thinking about alternatives. In stead of asking existing services that are controlled to do the right thing, we should develop alternatives.

    If the current trend continues we will soon be unable to post information or to fund anything. Dr. Eowyn’s comment mirrors my own. I don’t recommend asking the perpetrators for relief. The more independent we become the better.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. If you thought you could find a bit of truth at prison planet here’s their latest entry about the FBI crying that encryptation is preventing them from solving San Bernardino. And the FBI is bemoaning the 4th amendment, as if it had anything to do with the awful plotted drill they made up. This is another book for Fetzer and friends. I can’t wait.

    Liked by 1 person

      • The article is arguing FOR encryption, AGAINST the FBI wanting to ban it. The comments are not highly illuminated. The level of protest is not the highest; reading these comments tends to be depressing.

        Like

        • No it’s not Folk.
          “The FBI and the Justice Department are arguing against protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment. They are essentially calling for a return of writs of assistance used prior to the American Revolution.

          Writs of assistance were court orders authorizing customs officers to conduct general and non-specific searches of premises for contraband. The exact nature and location of the contraband did not need to be specified.”

          It’s the opposite of what your saying.

          Like

          • I screwed up Folk. You are Correct.

            I think that’s a good thing and FBI intrusion is not needed nor helps “Get the Bad Guys” because the so called “Dark Web” is a joke and anyone can communicate with anyone using Numbers.

            Internet Security, We Must have Laws for Cyber Security is all BULL.

            It’s all Bullsh$t

            But one half of one percent get it.

            Like

          • I think the issue pushed by the FBI and others is, they want back door access to all services and systems. Therefore, a new system of high encryption that is either open source or simply incorruptible is a huge threat to them. It would be akin to Clinton operating her own mail server or an email service based on PGP security. Clearly it would become the system of choice for ISIS.

            The FBI just wants to protect us from ourselves, because we’re all Alex from a Clockwork Orange. Like the cops in that California bordertown that rigged cameras in the dressing rooms at Dress Barn. That’s where ISIS was mixing their dirty bombs.

            Like

    • Alex Jones works for the Cabal. The free speech discus comments on his sites tell the real truth, and the majority of the posters (not Alex Jones or his “guests”) are completely awake. The comments are far more informative than the actual articles written by IW and PP (Stratfor) employees.

      The anonymous man on the street (light gray anonymous discus posters) know the real truth and are a wealth of information.
      The linked discus posters (users with an account) are usually controlled opposition.

      Those have been my observations over the past two years.

      Like

      • Jon,
        The “Truth” movement eats it’s own. Everyone is a shill or a “Cabal” member.

        I don’t know what to say but listen to your heart and use discernment on all levels. Everyone isn’t a dishonest Devil.

        There still is hope and the Holy Spirit is still here.

        Like

  3. Hmm,.. MHB is accused of violating PayPal’s “acceptable use policy” but no one seems able to explain what constitutes a violation of that policy. Is the policy written down anywhere or is this something they just pull out when they want to screw somebody? This incident is yet another illustration of how the system works, First FAU fires Professor Tracy in direct violation of its contract and with no regard to freedom of speech and academic freedom, Then PayPal follows up by terminating MHB’s account without explanation. The message has been sent; Shut up or else. Now ask yourself who has the power to apply such pressure?

    Like

    • Paypal, like Zuckerberg’s Facebook, is part of the surveillance network that pervades this country. To think that people use social networking to discuss any and all of their feelings is beyond the pale and borders on unfathomable. Why do people wish to reveal their “secrets”, anyway?
      Of course, we should stay away from anything that has even minute tinges of conspiracy theory, shouldn’t we? Yet, the ignorant American is really underlying this drift away from common sense and justice. You poke him, he doesn’t poke you back. After a while, you can smack him good and he still won’t retaliate. That’s where America is right now. We actually believe we are helpless and hopeless.
      James has been victimized by government operatives, not Paypal. He’s the sore thumb that brought truth to the light of day and “they” didn’t like that one iota.

      Liked by 3 people

  4. Ah, a long telephone chat with Mumbai. Su-u-re she’s a PayPal employee (“…just a back-office team”), not a boiler-room employee with a contractor in Hindoostan, nope, not at all….

    Like

  5. Pingback: PayPal shuts down fund account for Memory Hole Blog | Dolphin

  6. Reblogged this on Fellowship of the Minds and commented:

    While we were sleeping, the USA has morphed into the former USSR. America as we knew it is now dead.

    I expect the next “screw” will come from WordPress. I humbly recommend to Dr. Tracy to move Memory Hole Blog to another server before WP shuts down your blog.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Good point about WordPress. They love to “get a complaint” and shut folks down. The complaints come from “Concerned Citizens” in DHS cubicles.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Yup, fusion centers, DHS, what a feckin joke we have for lives, when ya think fer a minute bout all this total and complete control world we find ourselves in, its just laughable,. Cuz if ya ponder fer a bit, about all the bs, chemtrails, gmo, police state, corrupted politicians, out of control military, distorting religion and mocking, immigration,governmental abc’s whose sole goal is doing the opposite of their charge, public schools who exist only to lie to children, on and on, etc, surely one can only laugh, ha, ha ha, rejoice, all can be saved, just believe in Jesus, no really, that’s my point, God is the answer to all questions, so bugger off pay pal, don’t need ya, not one bit, so feck off, ya satanist ass lickers!

        Like

    • I know a guy who provides hosting for websites and blogs whose business is booming in the last month or two precisely because the big companies are imposing more restrictions on speech. Oddly enough, WordPress specifically has gone from moderating ‘hate’ for awhile to then not doing any moderating for at least eight months to now moderating it again, so that probably doesn’t augur well.

      Like

    • Some, including Dr. Tracy may be interested to know that when you visit the WordPress_org website you may download an exact and fully functional WordPress system to your own personal server. At that point forward, it is impervious to suspension or removal by WordPress. My own blog runs this way, functions the same way and I’m able to update the system continuously with a button click. The initial setup of my own remote WordPress took 10 minutes and some web hosts have an automatic WordPress install feature. I recommend everyone with a WordPress-hosted site make this shift.

      Like

  7. 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.

    Like

  8. 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”

    http://new.euro-med.dk/20160122-putin-appointed-king-of-jews-i-e-the-world-by-the-nwo-pharisee-top.php

    ‘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.” ‘

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/182754

    “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”. ”

    https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-373371536/jewish-prayers-for-the-government

    Like

  9. 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.

    Like

  10. 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!

    –Paul

    Liked by 3 people

  11. 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.

    Liked by 2 people

    • 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?

      Liked by 4 people

    • Then no mainstream media should have a pay pal account. They provide false information. In fact congress has ruled they can’t be sued for lying.

      Liked by 4 people

  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?

    Liked by 2 people

  13. 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.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. 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.

    Like

  15. 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.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. 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.

    Like

      • 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.

        Like

  17. Pingback: PayPal Shuts Down MHB’s Account « Memory Hole | my scientology blog

  18. 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:

    Liked by 4 people

    • 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.

      Like

  19. 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.

    LR

    Liked by 3 people

  20. 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.

    Liked by 8 people

  21. 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. https://www.infragard.org/

    Liked by 4 people

    • 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…

      Like

  22. 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.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. 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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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.

      Liked by 2 people

  24. 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?

    Liked by 2 people

Comments are closed.