- Pasadena, California, US
- June 03
- Virginia Olive Hoge is an artist and writer living in Pasadena, California. She was first introduced to Topix when a serious of hostile threads and polls were built on the Pasadena Topix forums which attacked her and her liberal blog. The Topix threads built on Topix for Virginia/Ginny/Olive, now number in the hundreds. She has become one of the most trolled posters ever on Topix, stalked the entire time and is well-known there. A fighter, she has fought back on Topix, defending herself and others there.
She jumped onto the National Topix forums to understand better what was going on around the entire Country and beyond, and became familiar with the raw, brutal, coarse, dramatic, violent, and mythical world that is Topix.com.
Welcome to the outer-limits of free speech, the Wild, Wild West of Citizen Journalism. She was on Topix for four years.
What a odyssey it was.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Jack Howard, Early NSA
December 18, 2013 02:34PM
- Portrait of a Tyrant, Chris
December 13, 2013 12:55PM
- Who is keeping the wall of
Topix silence in place?
November 16, 2013 01:35PM
- Queen of the Crybabies Award:
October 18, 2013 05:38AM
- Topix bans Olive
September 19, 2013 05:24AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Sorry dear, your
comments are not welcome here,
I know you
miss me on
November 21, 2013 02:43AM
- “There have been
whistleblowers before me, but
Open Salon can
pride itself as
July 02, 2013 10:07PM
- “Open Salon has housed my
blog where fate crossed my
I was alerted to
July 02, 2013 09:50PM
- “Interesting post. What a
July 18, 2012 11:24AM
- “You make a good point
Joan, because as much as we
to deny it, people
July 18, 2012 11:13AM
Virginia Hoge's Links
Whistleblowers are sometimes anonymous, courageous people who speak out and face great persecution for doing so, never recoginzed or known.
They act from their conscience, as all true whistleblowers do.
Jack Howard, probably not his real name, posted comment… Read full post »
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information... They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. - Henry Wallace
The Putman County News Article
Putnam County is a… Read full post »
Corrupt, You're corrupt, Bring corruption to all that you
Hold, You behold, And beholden for all that you've done
And spin, Cast a spell, Cast a spell on the country you run
And risk, You will risk, You will risk all their lives and their souls............. - Muse,… Read full post »
I was given the title Queen of the Crybabies on Topix, when I came onto the main Topix forum, almost 4 years ago, by a troll on Topix. The trolls did not care for my "crying" i.e. griping, complaining about hurt feelings, trolls and Topix.
I weathered… Read full post »
Olive was my fourth and last name profile on Topix. It was banned without warning or explanation after a long, long period of being heavily trolled on the forum.
Topix was mad, mad, mad at me and from the beginning, the way they showed this was… Read full post »
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I don't know how I managed to miss this, but I recently found this listing of all of Topix's forums.
Check out how many forums Topix has - and some of… Read full post »
The tying in of my fate with the NSA, came in November of 2010, when comments were posted to my first Open Salon post Something way funky is going on over at Topix. com.
I wrote up the warnings of the NSA being given the user's personal data of all… Read full post »
What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents. - John F. Kennedy
There is so much racism all over Topix.… Read full post »
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea.
Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. - Charles Dickens
Oh… Read full post »
Without asking for public permission, NSA is running network operations against them that affect millions of innocent people. - Edward Snowden
Citizens with a conscience are not going to ignore wrong-doing simply because they'll be destroyed for it: the conscience forbids it. - Edward Snowden
PROFIT OVER PEOPLE
Digiday bills itself as: "a media company and community for digital media, marketing and advertising professionals. We focus on quality, not quantity, and honesty instead of spin"
In 2011, they interviewed Chris Tolles who answered questions from Digiday fo… Read full post »
In a display of hari kari, Topix has allowed their corporate-favored trolls to try and blow up their own Internet Troll forum and chase off many of the regular posters.
They have waged a long troll battle on Internet Troll against… Read full post »
Seven years ago, in 2006, Chris Tolles wrote this Topix blog post about newspapers and their changing role in today's media:
Chris Tolles was lashing out at newspapers and journalists, as usual:
Chris Tolles: What do newspapers do???? *WHAT* do newspapers *… Read full post »
I have mentioned in several posts including this one:
that Chris Tolles has never once answered my questions. He is someone who loudly complains when his comments are not published or answered, as he did to Cassandra here:… Read full post »
My Topix experiences have made me aware like few others, of what it is like to lose internet privacy. It is not something that should happen to anyone.
Cyber intelligence sharing and protection act???
Protection? Where IS the protection, for Americans? Not in this bill.
This bill is… Read full post »
This comment posted by the troll, shows the clear connection to and support by the site, of this corporate troll, feeding on their own posters:
Sweetie, you're in my forum. I do get to define your role here. You see, I've been here since… Read full post »
"What outrages you tends to be personal. For me it's gov't intruding on right to free speech as #1 issue to defend." - Chris Tolles tweet, Mar. 25
"They all hate you for posting what you did on your webpage about them Ginny."… Read full post »
meaBADboy, the Topix troll who has long stalked me and was responsible for hacking me, has been running all over Topix bragging about this, including on the Topix Mod threads, including in Greeneville TN.
He has long claimed affiliation with Topix, and… Read full post »
This is not an ONION post!!!
Topix, which supposedly supports free speech, which is known for the use of extremely harsh language, language that has been used on me and often, has issued me a ban warning.
Olive, is my fourth and final, name profile… Read full post »
This poignant comment was posted to Chris Tolles, on the Topix main forum on a thread titled Dear Chris Tolles:
There is a problem in the Greeneville TN forum. We need a mod really bad. A man just committed suicide after months of cyberbullying and the bullying… Read full post »
Bond - Terry Winters
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny,… Read full post »
"Typical. You make the assumption that being a journalist gives you a special role with regard to your opinion vs those of the people."
[First published February 3, 2012]
Opinions of the people??? There is so much censorship on Topix, the opinions it… Read full post »
Topix did not care, for my re-posting the NSA post. Ya think??????? Check this out, screen shots from their Internet Troll forum:
Is Topix lawless?
Force accomplished NOTHING. It only builds resistance and… Read full post »
[Originially published November, 2010, Updated]
Chris Tolles wrote this Tweet regarding this issue.
yes! Keys being rigor & care. Also, understanding that if it's you vs. NSA, you are outgunned. Also encryption attracts eyes :) - Chris Tolles tweet, March 25, 2012
Outgunned? Encr… Read full post »
In a weirdly symbolic move, Topix has banned -Jesus- and removed all of His comments. He made it to only 80 Comments.
The religious debate threads on Topix are popular, though often a source of heated debate that gets ugly on occasion. Some great writing exists on them… Read full post »