- 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
- The Sparkler vs. The Fireworks
July 10, 2014 08:02AM
- A Lot to Warn About
June 17, 2014 01:12AM
- The Death of Chartreuse on
June 15, 2014 03:09AM
- Toxic Topix site abandoned,
Founder missing. Update 2
June 13, 2014 09:20AM
- Wake Up Call! Update 5
May 19, 2014 02:52AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You know, your answer is
very interesting and
me, I am an
January 22, 2014 01:55AM
- “What is their
investment/effort in trolling?
How much is the
use of trained
January 21, 2014 10:53PM
- “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
Virginia Hoge's Links
Glenn Greenwald's Sparkler
Glenn Greenwald, who has been ignoring this blog and this whistleblower has been running around Twitter making his latest announcement from the Snowden documents, Edward Snowden gave him stewardship of.
He is almost always angry, and one has the right to ask… Read full post »
The first post on this blog is from May 18, 2010, Something way funky is going on over at Topix.com.
Yes, there was. A lot funky. A lot to Warn about.
There have been many Exclusives on this blog!
The Topix Drug Forums, the largest… Read full post »
I've been meaning to write this post for awhile now, but kept putting it off, A. Because I wanted to do it right and B. Because its too painful to think about. Probably a lot more B. than A.
I'm not sure I can do it right now, but… Read full post »
Yes it is.
Lots of talk and initiatives going around, trying to build community activism, claiming to be Activists. Too many of them, have corporate funding and agendas secretly at their core, their campaigns are slickly marketed and designed. Here is just one of th… Read full post »
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was… Read full post »
I have been trying to figure out, in several posts, Who is behind the Wall of Silence? There has been so little reporting on Topix besides this blog. Why has that happened???
Change.org is loaded up… Read full post »
The Topix Disaster
Palo Alto, 2004. A cluttered room, a couple of servers, so seemingly innoculous, where it all began.
I am the whistleblower the Silicon Valley and the Country, is afraid of.
I have the story, no one wants… Read full post »
What I don't like is they are able to spy on you. - Jack Howard
I have had a long time to unravel the mystery of what Topix was doing with its users personal data and the NSA.
I first wrote about it… Read full post »
The wise Topix critic JLS, first coined the phrase Topix is the bubonic plague of the Internet, he also called it a template for evil.
His words have come true over and over again. Its not a news destination, as it claims to be, it is a… Read full post »
Shut it Down
After 7 years of open criminality and drug dealing like no where else, the huge Topix drug forums, the biggest on the Internet, were shut down in what remains an open investigation as to why that happened.
Not one peep was written about it,… Read full post »
Without warning, without notice, without press, Topix's drug forums, forums with thousands and thousand of threads, thousands of users, have been shut down. The only media at all, came from Topix itself, a thread that was, of course, taken down.
The url's of their drug… Read full post »
I think the most important idea is to remember that there have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal,
Sometimes to do the right thing, you have to break a law. - Edward Snowden
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............. -… 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
The Internet has allowed for the very worst in human nature to come out and the very worst in human nature, is murderous.
All this pain has been unleashed… 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… 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
The ultimate end of unregulated Capitalism, the commodification of human suffering and life destruction.
Digiday bills itself as: "a media company and community for digital media, marketing and advertising professionals. We focus on quality, not quantity, and… 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 »
[First published July 2012]
Wheres the news?
Eight 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… Read full post »