As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, so is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? Proverbs 26:18-19
Lately Marcus Conte has been obsessing over LARP theory, and he has suggested that the involvement of George Webb and Jason Goodman of Crowdsource the Truth in causing the June 14, 2017 shut down of the Port of Charleston over a dirty bomb hoax, was nothing more than “a comedy”.
When I first heard of Marcus Conte, I thought he was an immature 20-year old. However, he is actually 55. I am astonished by the disconnect between his online personality and his actual age.
Marcus Conte was a featured guest on Jason Goodman’s Crowdsource the Truth on two occasions; on September 19, 2017 in DSNY Whistle Blower, and also on March 7, 2018 in Taking Out the Trash- DSNY Whistleblower Marcus Conte Gets His Day in Court.
More recently, one of my readers sent me the link to the YouTube video seen below so I could read the comments from the viewers. Conte likes to make vile remarks, as for example in his introduction to this video, as he appears to have an obsession with Gay Larpers.
Other videos this week include the distasteful and defamatory image of the President of the United States.
In 2016, Marc Conte, who is highly critical of others who sue for defamation of character, filed two discrimination complaints with the New York Supreme Court, plus an appeal, asking for $250,000 in damages from the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR).
One of several complaints against the DSNY, was classified by Marcus Conte as Homophobia, stating, “A handful of students, teachers, supervisors and agents in the field started a rumor I am Gay (homosexual) because I lived in the village for many years and worked in the predominately gay-male catering industry; and because I inquired in class about health benefits for my domestic partner. I never said I was gay. Many assumed it based on their preconceived notions of what a gay person is, and is not.”
At some point, Jason Goodman and Marcus Conte parted ways, and this was discussed in Conte’s June 27, 2019, Lost in LARPville-with Steve Outtrim. Exposing the Inside World of Online Larping,
At the 1.20.45 mark we hear Marcus Conte offering a completely different viewpoint from the homophobia complaint he made against his employer.
Marcus Conte: “I was able to get George Webb and Jason Goodman off my back very easily, right? I made 10 videos and Jason, I mean, I, I go, I shop, he doesn’t even know that, but I, I’m, I’m next to his door twice a week. I shop at the you know, the Whole Foods, right downstairs from his house, right and, and, and Webb is, these people, what I’m trying to say is that the truth can’t really, you, if you stay grounded in the truth, you’re immune to idiots like George Webb and, and Jason Goodman.”
“They can’t, they can’t affect you, I mean, I, I, speculated based on reliable evidence that, that George Webb fucked Jason and his ass on his couch, right? And I say that, I say that right, on the, right to his face, I said it to his face right, you know, and it’s, it’s like, is it true? So if it’s not true, how does that hurt you? You do live in the gayest neighborhood in Manhattan, right? You live in buff fucking central in, in Chelsea, right? Is it and you have a, you have a mysterious man sleeping on your couch for four weeks. Is it…”.
Steve Outtrim: “Yeah, and he has a spoof obsession..”
Marcus Conte: “Right, so, so if that isn’t true, you look in the camera, say, ‘How fucking ridiculous is that, I am you know, I, this is who I am and, and, and it’s just not true and what would be the shame and, in being homosexual anyways, it’s not a shame, it’s just funny that, that George may have fucked Jason’s ass, right, you know? That’s, that’s humor and there’s this truth in humor, now is that, is that, do I become part of the LARP? Conte, they accused me of being the LARP, ‘Oh, he just an insert, he’s inserting himself in the story.’ No, I’m just curious who killed her, who killed Jen Moore and did Jason fuck, did George fuck Jason’s ass? Anyway, I digress.” (1.22.42)
Appeals Judgment finds Conte’s Arguments Unavailing
On March 29, 2018, the following court decision was made, in regard to Marcus Conte’s Appeal of his legal complaints against the DSNY:
The 10 ticket quota non-issue
Marcus Conte was held up as a “whistle blower” by the media, because one of his complaints against the DSNY involved a 10 ticket/day quota for Sanitation Enforcement Agents (SEA), which he claimed was evidence of department corruption.
It is regrettable that the means of measuring the productivity of DSNY enforcement agents was a ticket quota that also brought in revenue. This dual purpose of a quota made it an easy target for a disgruntled employee to cast aspersions, rather than to suggest another cost efficient means of measuring productivity.
The problem for DSNY supervisors is, that once their agents leave the office, no one really knows if they are doing their job or sitting in a cafe drinking coffee for 5 hours. The taxpayer has a right to expect that public servants put in an honest day’s work.
The downside of quotas is that some employees might write tickets where no offense has occurred, to meet the baseline minimum requirement. Those ticket revenues help to offset the public cost of having to employ code enforcement agents, so it is not wrong for supervisors to be aware of that reality. But this issue is more complex than Marcus Conte would have you believe. It appears his solution is that Department of Sanitation agents should not be monitored for performance at all; however, implementation of that idea encourages those employees who are slackers, to do nothing productive throughout their work day.
The Documented Legal Complaints of Marc Conte
[The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division documents for Marc Conte vs. City of New York Department of Sanitation [DSNY] and New York State Division of Human Rights [NYSDHR] (136 pages) can be read here: marc conte vs dsny]
In petitioning the Appellate Court, Marc Conte summarized the nature of his case as “Employment discrimination and retaliation for wrongful termination from employment; filed on 12/3/16. This is an Article 78 to Reverse NYSDHR “No Probable Cause” decision on June 2, 2016, and find Respondent DSNY Guilty of unlawful discrimination and retaliation; Award me damages in the sum of $250,000.”
In a Statement of Claim dated July 22, 2015 (page 128), Marc Conte begins, “I am a 51-year old WHITE male with a criminal arrest and conviction record, drug & alcohol history (disability), and I am a practicing vegan-Buddhist. I was hired by the City of New York on December 08, 2014 as a Sanitation Enforcement Agent (SEA). I do not fit-in in any way with the majority of 95% younger black & Hispanic Christian supervisors and co-workers.”
“Despite my above average work ethic and the fact I satisfy the department’s 10-ticket per day quota I have been persistently harassed, antagonized and issued false and misleading [negative] performance evaluations in an attempt to get me fired and or get me to quit. There are no other employees other than myself I can see who does his work but is so openly and obviously discriminated for the above-mentioned differences….”.
Conte’s police record with the City of New York which he references, stems from his 1981, 1984, 1993, 1994, and 1996 convictions involving drugs, aggravated harassment, theft of services, and assault with intention to cause serious injury with/weapon. And when we combine this with other biographical information, it is dismaying that Jason Goodman of Crowdsource the Truth and others in Alt Media have promoted Marcus Conte as a whistle blower, when the record of his legal complaints tells another story.
Forced Out of a Career He Loved?
On page 127, Conte relates, “People who hate me for who they think I am forced me out of a career I loved. As a result, I am experiencing anxiety, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, humiliation and a pending sense of financial doom. I waited 2-1/2 years to be called for this job, only to have this last year be a living nightmare. I was attending therapy for my troubles but now I can’t afford it (no health insurance). As well, I was cheated out of $800 in uniform disbursement. I am seeking compensatory damages in the sum of $250,000, and any additional damages the Division see fit. I have no interest whatsoever in returning to work for the Respondent.”
The thing I noticed right away, is that although Marc Conte claims he loved his job, his actions say something else. Less than two months on the job, he had requested time off to attend a job interview for another agency! He was allowed time off, but because he deemed the travel time allowed to be insufficient, he went AWOL to attend his interview. Coinciding with that event, that day just happened to be a snow day, and so he was required to be at work for Snow Duty, and to forgo the interview. A complaint was written up by his supervisor when he was absent without leave.
From my own personal experience in the corporate world, no new employee would ever be so brazen as to request time off to go to a job interview for another agency. Why did he take the job in the first place, and waste everyone’s time and training expenses, if he did not sincerely intend to stay?
Also of interest is that one of Conte’s instructors commented that she found him “argumentative”, “he always disagreed with something and wanted to put things his way” and “everything you asked or told him, he always had to second-guess it”.
No kidding! After watching just 3 videos of Marcus Conte speaking in his incoherent style was enough to convince me of the credibility of the instructor’s comments.
What did Marc Conte aka Marcus Conte aka Marcus Goodwin do before he sued DSNY?
Marcus Conte has written two books. The first was published on December 1, 2000, under the pen name Marcus Goodwin, and titled, The Psychic Investor: Use Your Intuition Plus Investing Fundamentals to Profit in the Stock Market.
On March 31, 2000, George Manner wrote an article for thestreet.com about Conte aka Goodwin called, Wall Street’s Return to Paranormalcy: This is no April Fool’s joke: a Wall Street trade group’s lunch with a psychic investor.”
One of the anecdotes we learn from The Street.com article is that “Goodwin, born Marc Conte, learned about his own psychic powers in a rather dramatic fashion, as he explains in the book. When he was 7 years old, his family moved from the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn to Las Vegas. It was there that, one day in the desert, a strange man walked up to Marc, addressed him by name without benefit of introduction, and told the boy that the two of them were ‘sensitives’ who would inherit the earth. The child later realized that the man in the desert was none other than billionaire Howard Hughes.”
The other book written by Marcus Conte in 2012, is Wake Yourself Up: Spiritual Enlightenment Right Here, Right Now. That book can be read in this pdf:marcus conte wake yourself up book
The About section of this book gives the following biographical details.
Marcus Conte: The Hypocrite who baits others with nonsensical arguments
I recently viewed Marcus Conte’s June 29, 2019, YouTube video Trump Takes Down Jimmy Carter, Religious Police in Alabama, LARP Feuds Continue. It seems that Marcus Conte had asked Dave Sweigert aka Dave Acton of Prepper Kitty Intel YouTube to come on his show to address the subject of LARPS and lawsuits. Dave Sweigert declined, so Marcus Conte played portions of a PKI video and offered his comments.
At the 22.35 mark of Conte’s video he plays the PKI video, and Dave Sweigert is heard remarking, “…since your last interview was with Fandango. So Marcus says, Well, don’t you think it’s a sign of weakness to sue people you disagree with?”
To which Marcus Conte interjects with his answer, exclaiming, “Yes!”
[Marc Conte, how do you characterize your weakness when you filed your legal complaint against the DSNY, for $250,000 in damages?]
The clip continues with Sweigert saying, “I said, Oh you mean Port of Charleston and the response was, ‘Oh, that was a comedy show.’ The Port of Charleston was a comedy show? When did that happen? When was the Port of Charleston a comedy show?”
Marcus Conte then comments with sarcasm on Dave Sweigert’s remarks at the 23.23 mark,saying “he takes the high ground. He’s the expert. I know more than you about this stuff. I’m the brother of the, of the accused, I, … you know. It’s great.”
The clip of PKI continues playing, with Dave Sweigert saying, “The last I heard the Port of Charleston incident cost the Maersk shipping line like 4 million dollars.” To which Marcus Conte replies, “He starts to make a case that the Maersk Memphis is the reason why that happened was because of, of his stupid brother who is a guy who is in ….”.
Back to Lost in LARPVILLE…
In the June 27, 2019, Marcus Conte interview with Steve Outtrim called Lost in LARPville-with Steve Outtrim. Exposing the Inside World of Online Larping, at the 28.30 mark we hear something that almost borders on coherence.
Marcus Conte: “…what comes first, the LARP or the, the information influx, that’s what I still, I still, you know beg to differ that I think that the money, the, the LARP, the natural talent is there and then the LARP is approached because I’ve never, every situation that in my, my brief experience, my little fame that I have, right, is that the LARP that I’m approached that, that someone approaches me with this idea, right, like initially the – my whistleblowing was -I, I, I had presented that to the public, Goodman picked it up right away and, and they crowdsourced the truth, ran with it, right and but, but, but every situation after that well it seemed to have been some friendly guy coming over you know, we’ll take care of you by the way, we got this, you know this, this story you know and I can prove all that with the, you know, through the emails and then and then and then you’re watching all this, and then and then Webb’s girlfriend and partner dies!”
[Whoa, whoa! What friendly guy promised “We’ll take care of you….?”
“…that’s where, that’s what I’m trying to say and then and then, the lawsuits. There’s a dead, a dead, dead player, there’s , there’s lawsuits I don’t care about their feelings. I don’t care about that, that George’s brother Dave Acton says Jason hurt his feelings because he smeared them online. That’s all bullshit. You sign up for it, you sign up to be alarmed, you interject your Jason’s, Jason is not is, is not a, a credible, you know, outstanding character and honest player, whatsoever. However, people that, that, the larps that surround him and Webb sign up for it, right. They inject themselves like Defango, like Quinn Michaels, like I mean, then the list goes on and on, Thomas Paine, right, Dave Acton…” (30.47)
At the 1.19.30 mark of this video, Marcus Conte and Steve Outtrim are discussing LARPS, and Conte remarks that they “play on the emotion- it’s a valid art form in my view, I just draw the line when people are murdered, (laughing) and, and, and people start throwing lawsuits at each other just to justify their actions. I just, I think, I think…”
Steve Outtrim: “…before you get to the, the lawsuits, you know what I think. When it turns to slander, to defamation, trying to mess up somebody’s career, either by spreading lies about them, you know in a public forum or by directly contacting their employers and business associates and spreading lies about them in whisper campaigns that stuff could be very, very destructive and the internet is forever. It’s hard to get some of that stuff away so they do need to be some legal remedies and resources and you know I think that we differ on how we see what George Webb’s brother is doing. I see him as a hero of this piece because even though he has worked for the Deep State or organizations in the past, he’s also a legitimate whistle blower. You know he sued the CIA over a case of reporting misspending of funds and he won that case, and it went on to continue to have a career in the intelligence community…”
And on it goes. Marcus Conte is LOST in LARPville, and in over his head when it comes to discussing ethics, law, reality…but no matter, Howard Hughes will be returning to inherit the earth with Conte…