The Day of Diminishing Capacity: Thomas Schoenberger Threatens and Marcus Conte Makes False Allegations

And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear:  with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you:  and unto you that hear shall more be given.  For he that hath, to him shall be given:  and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.  Mark 4:24-25

The following is a quick commentary on the threats Thomas Schoenberger made against me and my family, as well as the false allegations of Marcus Conte.  Both men have a history of defaming others with reckless abandon, and this is just another example. Both men seem unaware of the spiritual implications of their words and actions.

On May 8th, I noticed on my blog stats page a referral link to Marcus Conte.com.  And then hours later, I saw that Thomas Schoenberger had posted a video.  Both commentaries share the commonality of incoherence, a sign that the authors lacked understanding of their topic.

Marcus Conte titled his article, Conspiracy Brothers George Webb Dave Acton are Schizophrenic by Nature.  Thomas Schoenberger’s Corona Virus Updates video is called, Exposing Jackie Weaver and her CIA tainted “Leopard Meroz” blog.

Let’s take a look at both, as an example of the day of diminishing capacity; the silent judgment which comes upon those who fail to heed the seriousness of truth.

Marcus Conte

Marcus Conte’s article attempts to charge two brothers with schizophrenia, and to characterize the words and actions of two independent men as being equivalent in motive. He fails.  Then he attempts to bring in four unrelated individuals into his allegations that all are part of a network of “stalkers”, and to claim that they share the same mental disability and criminal motives as the two brothers.  Again he fails to prove his assertions, and particularly in regard to the author of Tracking the Leopard Meroz, displays an inability to read and understand simple English and basic moral principles.

I am going to refrain from commenting on most of the article because Dave Sweigert generally deals with such allegations through litigation.

Marcus Conte’s last paragraphs say this:

I have no idea what Marus Conte thinks a Christian extremist is.  I assume he is attempting to falsely label my writings in order to cause others to think that I should be placed on the FBI’s ten most wanted list of domestic terrorists. The facts of my life stand in silent witness against this accusation.  I do not belong to any Christian identity, sovereign citizen, white Nazi, or any other such groups that use violent rhetoric under a Christian pretense.  I do not have a criminal record.  I say what I believe, but I always provide the basis for my commentary and display evidence.

Last year a number of persons were referring to Marcus Conte as a whistleblower, which is how he wants others to perceive him.  So on July 4, 2019, I wrote an article called Marcus Conte;  Clueless in New Yuck City.  That article was used by Thomas Schoenberger, who I have written against, in his war of words with Marcus Conte.  Marcus Conte in turn promoted a vile anonymous YouTube channel called Dopey Dave.  I protested the content of that video channel in a December 3, 2019, article, Dopey Dave’s WHEEL of MISS FORTUNE.

Other articles which I have written in respect to Marcus Conte included the September 14, 2019 post, Crowdsource the Court Jester Marcus Conte:  Too Lazy to Sue Dave Sweigert, He Attempts to Intervene In a Lawsuit Unrelated to Him!  And also the  December 3, 2019 article, Talebearers Denise Matteau and Marcus Conte “Ignited and United” Campaign to Bring to Justice Their Mythical Monsters.

It is clear in all of my articles why I felt compelled to critique the words and actions of Marcus Conte.  It is also clear, if one reads my articles on Schoenberger, Cromer, Outtrim, and Webb,  that I am not in league with any of these men.  When it comes to Dave Sweigert, I have been supportive of his efforts to deal with the ongoing defamation which he has suffered, at the hands of several YouTube channel operators over the past three years.

I have published the court documents for D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman on an ongoing basis. This was a natural outcome of following the Port of Charleston dirty bomb incident on June 14, 2017.  Subsequent to that event I began to publish the court documents, as a courtesy to my readers, of the Robert David Steele and Earth Intelligence Network vs. Jason Goodman, Patricia Negron, and Queen Tut aka Susan Lutkze Holmes.  I also have published other lawsuits that involve defamation or criminal cases of sovereign citizen or anti-government persons.

Thomas Schoenberger

I do not have a Twitter account, do not comment on YouTube videos and do not have any anonymous social media accounts, whatsoever.  Thomas Schoenberger uses numerous anonymous names and accounts to deflect responsibility for his actions. He has had several YouTube channels struck because of defamation complaints.

On May 8, 2020, Thomas Schoenberger published a blackened video of an audio recording he did called Exposing Jackie Weaver and her CIA tainted “Leopard Meroz” blog.  I have shown below a partial transcript produced by YouTube, leaving out his comments on Jimmys’ llama.

Schoenberger makes several baseless speculations, that he has also stated on Twitter.

These include the following lies:   (1) that my family’s local weekly newspaper was connected with the CIA Operation Mockingbird project.  He alleges that my blog is also connected to the CIA.  No one in my family, including me, has ever worked for the CIA.

(2). He speculates that English was my major.  Not true.

(3) Schoenberger says that in all probability I am a paid operative of “you know Palm Beach area of Florida.”  He is referring to Gabe Hoffman who had filed a defamation lawsuit against him on October 28, 2019 which has yet to be served because Schoenberger is in hiding.  I do not work for Gabe Hoffman, and he has never offered to pay me for anything that I have published on this blog that references his various lawsuits.  It is an insult to suggest that Gabe Hoffman needs to pay anyone to provide commentary on issues which affect him. His defamation complaints stand on their own, and he openly provides his own commentary on his Twitter accounts, and through interviews, audios and comments on other internet platforms.

It is an insult to me to falsely allege that I have ever received payment from anyone for the commentary and documents I post on my blog. My blog is a free WordPress blog and I have never asked for or received donations. In my personal life, I have done years of volunteer work for which I never received any compensation.  I was a volunteer receptionist for 7 years at a food pantry, was a Texas volunteer ombudsman for a large nursing home, and volunteered at church and school activities.  It is an offense to suggest that the profit motive is high on my list of priorities.

(4)  I find it bizarre that Schoenberger talks about my obsession with Seth Rich, when it was a story I never followed, and only knew the bare essentials of.  In the first blog post I did regarding Schoenberger, it was his own video that centered on Seth Rich.  See June 26, 2019, In The Company of SHADOWBOXers.

There was nothing bizarre about my interest in the two civil defamation lawsuits against Jason Goodman after the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax incident on June 14, 2017.  The issues that were raised after that centered on free speech and the responsibility of  internet journalism.

(5)  I have not invaded the privacy of Thomas Schoenberger.  He first contacted me in 2018, and in 2019 started obsessively sending me emails.  My commentary which mentions his name deals with defamation and threats made against Manuel Chavez III, and similar issues concerning persons which he routinely lies about on YouTube and through various anonymous Twitter accounts.  All of those statements are being preserved by several parties who await the ability to serve legal papers on Schoenberger.

(6)  I have never had any psychological problems and threatening to contact my family is out of bounds.  If anyone has a problem with my blog commentary, they can address me directly to complain about specific comments and facts.  Should anyone contact any members of my family or friends, I will file a criminal complaint for harassment.  Thomas Schoenberger likes to use intimidation tactics.  In fact, his Delaware corporation Shadowbox Strategies was formed as a reputation defense business, employing similar intimidation tactics.

[The following are excerpts from the video using the automated transcription page of YouTube.  It is in need of editing for punctuation, etc. and I have left it rough for the time being.]

Thomas Schoenberger:  “Some of the things many people like Jackie Weaver, Jackie’s a blogger she’s got a little bit of a legal background and she knows how to turn a fancy phrase you know I would assume that English was her major and in her world she’s there with Wordsworth and Keith’s and Coleridge but what she puts out its garbage.   I’m gonna leave a link to tracking the leopard mislead which is an article by Steve Outtrim that basically exposes Jackie and I think she’s in all probability and operative getting paid maybe from you know Palm Beach area of Florida that has not escaped me everything about her obsessiveness with the Seth rich and Jason given and you know all of it it just seems strange and then which talks about me she’ll make up things out of whole cloth she seems to protect the video he puts out false emails and she’s deliberately not catching it I’m pretty you know as far as Jackie well they know a bit about her there may be some people reaching out to her family saying why they have session and can you weigh in on any issues she may have had psychologically in her past so I think once your violation of privacy is proven to be through animus you know that once you find that the people violating your privacy are doing it for malfeasance reasons then you are allowed to find out as much about who this person is and if you need to contact other family members are theirs to say what’s the deal well you can do it you can’t do it if your privacy is not being eviscerated but once you’re a target and once your privacy is being thrown to the Wolves deliberately then by all means fight back so where the jungle.”

 

 

 

D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman Document 137: Plaintiff’s Motion to Add Counts of Mail and Wire Fraud

On January 15, 2020, Document 137 was filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman lawsuit.

Document 137  (13 pages)  Plaintiff’s Letter Motion for Leave of Court to Add Counts of Mail and Wire Fraud to ECF Doc. Nos. 132 & 133

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D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman Document 136: Marcus Conte Letter to Intervene

On January 8, 2020, Document 136 was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman lawsuit.

Document 136 (2 pages)  Marcus Conte January 2, 2020 Letter Motion to Magistrate Stewart D. Aaron re:  Request to File Motion to Intervene per F. R. C. P. Rule 24

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D. George Sweigert v. Jason Goodman Document 134: Plaintiff’s Motion to File an Amended Complaint

On January 3, 2020, Document 134 was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman lawsuit.

Document 134 (5 pages) Plaintiff’s Letter Motion for Leave to file an Amended Complaint

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D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman Documents 132 & 133: Motion and Memorandum of Law to Add Marcus Conte as a Defendant

On December 26, 2019, Documents 132 and 133 were filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman lawsuit.

Document 132 (92 pages) Notice of Motion for Leave of Court to Add Marcus Conte as a Defendant Pursuant to Rule 20 (a) (2)

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Document 133 (22 pages) Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Add Marcus Conte as Defendant Pursuant to Rule 20 (a) (2)

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Talebearers Denise Matteau and Marcus Conte “Ignited and United” Campaign To Bring to Justice their Mythical Monsters

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out:  so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.  Proverbs 26:20

Marcus Conte published today, December 3, 2019, a video titled, Fugitive in Port Neches Explosion May Face Criminal Charges;  Plus Gabe Hoffman Defamation Lawsuit.  As seen in the screenshot below, Marcus Conte has sent a letter to the Magistrate Judge in the defamation lawsuit, D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman, accusing Dave Sweigert of witness tampering and providing a link to a November 25, 2019 unlisted video on the Dave Acton You Tube channel.

This letter to a judge recalls a previous letter of Marcus Conte’s where he attempted to intervene in a lawsuit involving David Sweigert. I discussed that previous situation in an article on September 14, 2019, called Crowdsource the Court Jester Marcus Conte:  Too Lazy to Sue Dave Sweigert, He attempts to Intervene in a Lawsuit Unrelated to Him!

What events preceded this December 3rd letter to the Judge in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman lawsuit?

I have not written any articles in over a month in order to enjoy the fall weather and Thanksgiving Day in peace, but as I was blissfully enjoying my vacation from the Alternative News Media, a chemical explosion occurred in Port Nueces, Texas on November 27, 2019.  Prior to living in Mississippi, I had lived in Texas for 28 years, including Corpus Christi, so this story caught my attention, especially when two internet reporters attempted to turn the misfortunes of the Port of Neches explosion into a story which would elevate themselves into notoriety.

Port of Neches, Texas chemical plant explosion on November 27, 2019

Internet talebearers Marcus Conte and Denise Matteau of Truth Convoy joined forces in what I shall term their Ignited and United campaign against their common adversary, Dave Sweigert, whose defamation lawsuit against Jason Goodman is covered on my Tracking the Leopard Meroz blog.

I do not subscribe to any YouTube channel, and ever since Dave Sweigert started creating unlisted videos on his Dave Acton YouTube channel, I cannot view his productions. But apparently Denise Matteau is a subscriber, and she has viewing privileges not afforded to me.

The subject “offending” Dave Acton video was published November 25, 2019.  In reviewing the timeline of these events, I would like to take my readers back to a week prior to that video.  It was on November 19, 2019, that the Teenage FBI YouTube channel published a two hour live stream called Live Like A Maginot Line, which was based on the title of a self published book on Amazon.com by Dave Sweigert. The day following, Dan Cromer aka Leppo, the “Mind War Comedian”,  interviewed Steve Outtrim in a show titled, Live Like A Flame Thrower.  

David Sweigert’s self published 76 page book on Amazon.com November 11, 2019

In discussing the timeline of Denise Matteau and Marcus Conte’s Ignited and United talebearing campaign, I will be quoting from videos which are are not in chronological order. So let us begin with Denise Matteau’s Truth Convoy 21.11 minute video dated December 1, 2019, called Clarification About Steve Outtrim from “Mossad Part 2”.

[Note: all comments by Tracking the Leopard Meroz are in maroon italics. Also any bolding in transcribed videos is mine.]

At the 7.09 mark, Denise Matteau is discussing “active domestic terrorism that is being facilitated and promoted and underwritten, subsidized and conducted by foreign agents”. She then remarks, “Outtrim [i.e. Steve Outtrim of Cryptobeast YouTube and Burners.me blog] is a foreign agent and I did actually report him to the security in his own country, over the Port Neches thing.  Um, I hope he’s on a no-fly list.  That’s what I’m doing.”

“You know you think, go ahead and call me crazy, but I want to tell you something, I don’t make a report by calling up and saying, “he said terrible things and I’m all upset”.  No, I don’t do that.  When I see a factual video, when Outtrim made statements in the video the day after Schoenberger and Sweigert together discussed blowing up Corpus Christi, then after that the —I made a report on that, the, the federal agent that I reported that to listened to Schoenberger’s speech and then asked me a lot of details identifying you know the kind of questions they ask, when they’re actually filling out the form and making a record of the report.”

“And the next day, Outtrim showed up supporting the (garble) foreign agent.  I reported him.  I have a six digit reference number to update with.  See, I know what I’m doing.  These foreign agents gotta have to start paying attention to your problems in your own country.  I am gonna do a video on Outtrim, um, because there’s somebody else that I dealt with who was spending a lot of time overseas and it was very interesting because, well, we’ll talk about that in a video, very interesting and it fits in with the terrorism, concerns another murder…”(9.48)

(12.58) “…when I saw that article, Outtrim touched a lot of the facts of the financial subsidy and if you read that article that he wrote about the evacuation of the Port of Charleston, South Carolina, you saw that he’s even got one of my videos embedded in it.  Well, fine, keep it there, that’s fine.”

(15.17) “…I was focused on what I’ve been finding out and seeing and understanding as I’ve been putting together the threads of these people that have been attacking me and now they’re attacking the whole damn coast?  And that though it’s the way that they started, it was a personal thing, but the way my name and my, the hate clips, the way they’re being used is showing not only that this is a terrorist army, an actual army of terrorists.

“But they are doing things that can, under present laws, the Patriot Act, but not even using the Patriot Act, regular laws about extortion and bribery and financially, I mean you know what the Sweigerts are trying to do to the court and Goodman involved in that.  Good-Jason Goodman is 100% aware and partnering with Sweigert in the fraud on the court.”

“I mean, it’s, it’s pure nonsense and these people who think they’re being clever and cool; if you really understand the law and you look at what they are doing, we’re very close to seeing them go to jail, without any additional laws being enacted.  They could easily re-open the Port of Charleston incident and look at it again based on new evidence coming out of this incident.”

“What Leppo’s doing, trying to sell that book.  It’s financial when you’ve got an, an Outtrim track 20,000–30,000 you know he was tracking tens of thousands of dollars in transactions related to that evacuation.  If that reaches government agents as new evidence, they can reopen that case and they can put both Sweigerts in jail, and they can start dismantling the radicalization terrorist network that Hollywood is facilitating in YouTube.  Everybody who’s made money off this-the law works on money, OK?  You can, you can say nasty things about someone in it; that’s not against the law.  But you do something that’s transactional with money and it’s related to destroying and blackmailing, you can go to jail for that.  And they need to start looking at the Patriot Act and, dusting it off and using it.” (18.45)

Denise Matteau has engaged in long running defamation campaigns against various individuals, which are rationalized by conflating these separate relationships into a unified conspiracy story

The day prior to Denise Matteau explaining in her video that she had reported Steve Outtrim to the authorities in his country, she published her November 30, 2019, video called Understanding How Mossad Creates Terrorism in the USA, Part 2.  At the 1.06.44 mark Denise tells this story:  “First of all we know from what they said in Port Neches, they got twenty agencies looking at it and we know the Terrorism is looking at it.  I reported the threat video, the threat to the Port of Corpus Christi WHEN it came out.  There were four–four!-patrol cars out here because all I did was explained a little bit about what was in the video and said do you want me to send you the link, and she said no, we’re sending someone up.”

“One patrol car came up-one patrol car- and he came in and I could tell by the grin on his face, it was like Hey, just you know, see what’s up with crazy lady, and he’s looking at the video and it started and he saw “my interesting tools”, huh and then gets to “Port of Corpus CRISPI”,  and he starts talking about and then the guy goes and then he’s mumbling into his shoulder thing.”

“And the next thing I know, three patrol cars pull up, not after me!  They went around to talk to neighbors and the guy that was talking to me and looking at it his partner is looking over his shoulder at it, and then he says and then they go out and they had a big conference out there amongst themselves – all the uniforms- and these were serious people.  These were not Officer Donut.  The second crew that came in were serious people.  They were not Officer Donut – they were not you know, drug dealers SWAT team and they listened to what these men were saying in these videos.  And that was BEFORE the explosions in Port Neches.  It was less; it was, was maybe 12 hours before?  That video went up while my cult video, my death cult-the one that Marcus Conte grabbed, [Death Cult Melt-Down:  Larping Fools, Brainwashed Tools dated November 26, 2019] and that’s what that’s really what happened right there.  My video was uploading when I saw the threat to Corpus Christi-that video.

“He [i.e. Dave Sweigert’s Dave Acton Youtube channel] set it up so they wouldn’t show up for everybody.  It’s, it shows up as an unlisted, but somehow because I was still subscribed to his channel from before, it shows up to me and he likes to put these videos up about 9 o’clock at night, but it was the next morning that I made the call because I know I couldn’t get the people I needed to get at 9 o’clock at night.  I did make some Fed…”.  (video cuts off at 1.10.25)

[Dave Sweigert published his YouTube video “My Crazy Dream about a Corpus Christi Movie” on November 25, 2019.  Denise Matteau reported it to the local police on November 26, 2019.]

Marcus Conte joins forces with Denise Matteau to publish their distorted narratives for profit on their YouTube channels.

After discussions with Denise Matteau on the Dave Acton video, and in regard to the Port of Neches, Texas, November 27, 2019 chemical explosion, Marcus Conte published several videos which can be seen on his YouTube channel.  On Thanksgiving Day,  November 28, 2019, the Marcus Conte YouTube channel published a 20.54 minute video called, RAW Call to FBI “Rogue You Tuber Reported to FBI for Explosion in Port Neches, TX”.

Marcus Conte begins, “Whoa, Marcus Conte reporting, calling the FBI, calling the FBI.” (ring, ring).  A male voice answers the phone, saying, “FBI New York Division.  This call may be monitored or recorded.  Please listen to this message in its entirety…If this is an emergency please hang up and dial 9-1-1.  If you are calling to report an internet crime, please go to (website named).  If you are calling to report a federal crime please press 3.  If you like to speak to an operator please press 6…”

Marcus Conte:  Press 6.  Yes, I um, I, I think I need somebody to uh talk to about a possible uh, about the possible explosion in Texas.  I’m a reporter and I was just doing a story…(ring…).

FBI:  FBI here…

Marcus Conte: FBI New York thank you, I uh, I think I have a bit of a problem here.  I need to have someone sort it out.  I’m a reporter and I am an internet YouTube reporter and I was doing a story today with a woman who who we were doing something on death cults.  It’s a wild subject but here’s, here’s the kicker, there’s an explosion in Texas this morning and the port of, I can’t believe what I’m seeing here.

And uh the port of, what is this?  The port of chemical plant blasts down in the port of something with an N, where is it?  Uh, Nietzsches, point, point of Knee Chess has an uh explosion happens early this morning, right?  Sounds, sounds, doesn’t – not a big deal, right?

So yesterday, she shows me a video of these two guys online – this guy online planning to blow up a port in Texas, right?  I have the video, right?  He explaining and he’s, what he’s doing as well as he’s, he’s throwing my name into the equation. Like this is some scary, this scared the shit out of me when I just watched it, right, so I’m watching a video and I, I could play it–he explains how he’s gonna take a drone and put a flame thrower on it, buy it fon Ebay and fly it over the Port of Corpus Christi and blow up an LNG tank, right?

Now it sounds like a Wild West, but then I’m looking this morning, waiting for the woman to call in to do the show and there’s no answer.  She’s still not answering me.  I says she was supposed to call me at 11 o’clock.  I’ve emailed it now three times, it’s 11:50 and here’s the other part of it.  You’re still there, right?

FBI:  Yeah, yeah, I’m here.

Marcus Conte:  So she also says that it, the crazy guy in the video, says that there two guys from New York are gonna come and tie you up and, and hold you hostage and use you as some sort of…I could play you the video.  I can’t, I mean, it’s I couldn’t even make it up and how could I, how could he possibly made this thing, can you, can you listen to this? “This is perfect..”. You know, I had this really crazy...”.  You could hear that, right?

FBI: Yeah.

Marcus Conte: (playing video, and we hear), “Crazy Dream, it was really super crazy, so there was this lady in Corpus Christi and she was all upset and anti-government because her daughter was murdered and it was never investigated, see this is a movie plot-it’s called Corpus Christi–Corpus Christi–That’s the name of the movie–so she’s putting out all this stuff on social media about how much she hates the government and there’s these two jerks in New York City and one used to own a drone company and the other was a disgruntled worker for the trash company, and so they kind of picked up on her.  These two guys made a lot of videos together, they hang out with each other, they shopped together..”

FBI:  OK.

Marcus Conte:  I mean, I mean it’s heavy right?

The FBI operator decides to transfer Marcus Conte to the National Threat Operation.  Ring, Ring, Ring…[National Loonie Division, I mean National Threat Operation, how can I help you?]

(6.59) Ring, ring.  FBI:  Please provide the zip code of the area you are calling from now.

Marcus Conte:  1-1-2-0-9-.

FBI:  I’m sorry, we didn’t get your response.

Marcus Conte: presses numbers on his phone.

FBI:  One moment while I transfer you to the next available representative.  Your call will now be recorded.

Marcus Conte:  Yes, my first name is uhh Marcus M-A-R-C-U-S Conte C-O-N-T-E.

FBI:  And your date of birth?

Marcus Conte: February 29, 1964.

FBI:  And what is your phone number, Sir.

Marcus Conte:  Ummm…

FBI:  Alright, what zip code are you calling from?

Marcus Conte:  one one two zero nine.

FBI:  OK, what is the federal violation you’re reporting?

Marcus (Clueless) Conte:  Alright, so here’s the deal. [Marcus Conte has no clue how Dave Acton’s video violated any laws.  But we can be sure he will think of something…eventually.  Right?  Ahhh. witness tampering!  Yeah, that sounds good!] This morning, right, there’s an explosion in a Texas plant right down in, in the port of somewhere, port of, Port of Knee-chess, N-E-C-H-E-S, Texas, an explosion at a TPC chemical plant.  That’s- I’M A REPORTER, I’m, I’m what I’m doing is I’m waiting for, waiting for someone, I’m waiting to do a report, to do a one-on-one interview about some kind of a related subject, right?

And yesterday, yesterday, a man made a video online and posts the video, right?  With the plan to and to blow up a port in Texas, and then but before he does, that he’s going to tie up the lady and, and uh, you know, and, and, I don’t know what he’s gonna do with her, after he ties her up and so, so I and I have the video, I watched a video yesterday. [Is that the video where you told the other FBI employee that you were NAMED in this plot?  Did your mother name you DISGRUNTLED WORKER FOR THE TRASH COMPANY?  The maker of the video is not the terrorist tying up an old lady in Corpus Christi in this dream–you and the owner of a drone company, the two jerks in New York are the culprits. I was like this is crazy- the guy’s, THE GUY”S A PSYCHOPATH, right? [Which guy is a psychopath?  The guy who owned the drone company or the disgruntled worker for the trash company?]

And I could play it for you; if you want to hear it, I’ll play it…

FBI:  Where was the video?

Marcus Conte:  The video was on YouTube.

FBI:  And who’s the individual that posted it?

Marcus “The Clueless Reporter” Conte: Uhh, I believe the voice in the video, his name is David Acton–David Schwegart Swaggart–he goes by David Acton, David Sweggart, I believe he is in California.  He was.

FBI:  He posted a video on YouTube that there was going to be an explosion in Texas before the explosion occurred.

Marcus Conte:  It may, not in so many words, can I play you the recording so that you can hear it and it could be on the record?  I’ll play it to you, if you like.

FBI:  That’s fine.  I’m just trying to get a better understanding of what you’re interpreting in it.

Marcus Conte:  Yeah.  I’m interpreting as here he is talking, telling this woman about his dream that, that he’s going to take a, that a he’s gonna take a drone with a flame thrower on it in the Corpus -in Corpus Christi and fly it over a tanker and blow it up and take out 3 miles of space. [So the dreamer in California went to Corpus Christi to blow up a chemical plant in Corpus Christi, but the drone got out of control and flew to Port Knee Chess?]  Yesterday he said this, [So this phone call to the FBI was made on November 26, 2019, the same day Denise Matteau called the local police to report the same video?] and I’m watching the news right now and I’m watching flames- explosion- not in the same port, right? [Got it.]

The Port of Corpus Christi is, I guess, and I know, it’s miles  away, right?  in Texas? [You did say you are a reporter, Marcus Clueless] The other one is Neches, KNEE CHEESE, something.  It’s a scary thing, I mean and there’s also other things she has, there’s actual like conversations where she reported it in Texas.  She reported it after she saw the video.  Now the other thing is that she said that…

FBI:  What is her name?

Marcus Conte:  Her name is uhh Denise Matteau.  Denise Matteau.

FBI:  Can you spell her last name?

Marcus Conte:  I could try.  Umm…

FBI:  OK, so she reported it after having seen..

Marcus Conte:  She, I believe she reported it.  She also showed me to some kind of threads, some kind of phone conversations.  She says, “the man in the video is the same D. George Sweigert who emailed Nueces [pronounced Nooses County by Conte.]  demanding hurricane relief records.”Marcus Conte: (continuing to read Denise Matteau message)  “Tonight he was in a chat posting methods of blowing up the port. [probably the Leppo chatroom on Teenage FBI]  DHS was notified while he did it”.  [I am assuming Denise Matteau called DHS around November 19, 2019; notified authorities to put  foreign agent Steve Outtrim on a No-Fly list after he did the Leppo interview on November 20, 2019, and then called the local police on Dave Sweigert on November 26, 2019].  The next one is the man…blackmailing me.

Marcus Conte:  That’s what she’s saying, right?  And I could play it for you, here.  Would you like to hear the damn video because this is, you’ll hear it in his own words and I won’t have to explain it three times.  [Marcus Conte finds it difficult to explain anything in a clear manner, and was obviously unprepared to discuss his “tip” to the FBI as shown by his inability to spell and pronounce critical names. His story is altered slightly with each FBI operator.  And now he displays his impatience with the FBI employee for not doing things his way.] This is what I’ve had since yesterday, RIGHT?  And I’m still waiting for her to- uhh, I was, she was supposed to call into my show at eleven o’clock and she’s and it’s now 12 o’clock and in the video they’re saying they’re gonna tie her up.  Two guys from New York-they’re gonna tie her up.  [Marcus Conte had confessed in a taped FBI recording that one of those two New Yorkers referenced himself.]

FBI:  OK, spell the last name.  You said Swaggert or Schweigert.

Marcus Conte:  Oh, yes, I forget that spelling.  SWEIGERT.  He goes by D. George Sweigert.  SWEIGERT.  He also goes by David “Schwaggert”, Dave “Schwagert”, also goes by David Acton, Dave Acton.

FBI:  OK.

Marcus Conte:  Well, I have 35 or 50 videos of him attacking me personally, calling me you know, identifying himself.  There’s undoubtedly it’s him.  No doubt about it.  He doesn’t say Hi, my name is George Dave, this is George Dave Swaggert, but it’s, it’s inescapably his voice.

FBI:  What do you want to actually– just provide me with the URL to the video rather than me trying to hear it over your phone because there seems to be…

Marcus Conte:  You will hear it, you trust – you will hear it, Can I, Can I just interject, you will hear it crystal clear cuz I put the mic on -to put it up to the-I want to put the phone right to the speaker and you will hear it, READY?  [Dave Acton video begins at 1.45 mark].  “This is perfect, you know I had this really crazy…”.  I’m at YouTube.  I now have the spot of the video- it seems that it’s an unlisted.  It’s on the, the video itself is unlisted and it says “My Dream about a Corpus Christ Movie”.  Right?  [Marcus Conte leaves out the word “strange” which is the adjective which Acton choose to describe “dream”Also this is a 5.08 video, and context is important.  But Conte wants to begin at 1.45 into the video].

It’s 228 views published yet on November 25th, so as maybe two days ago the URL to the video is a very long and stupid URL.  May I read it to you?  So it’s HTTP forward slash, forward slash, you know semi-colon slash slash UOU, YOU, excuse me, YOUTU dot BE forward slash 95f underscore zcgqzfa.

FBI:  OK.

Marcus Conte: See if you can get it.  Pop it up.

FBI:  OK, and then the www

Marcus Conte: No W.  No I’m not looking at any www.

FBI:  OK.

Marcus Conte:  HTTP…

Let’s just end our misery here.

Marcus Conte failed to provide a coherent complaint to the FBI, because he is an internet REPORTER looking for attention grabbing headlines for his profit oriented YouTube channel.  

No doubt this collaboration between Denise Matteau and Marcus Conte will be deemed a success in their eyes.  That is, until they are served legal papers…. 

 

 

 

Sweigert vs. Goodman Documents 89 & 90: Pre Trial Magistrate Judge & Sweigert Letter Requesting Gag Order against Marcus Conte and Denise Matteau

On September 17 and 20, 2019, respectively, Documents 89 and 90 were filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman lawsuit.

Document 89 (1 page) Order of Reference to a Magistrate Judge

sweigert v goodman doc 89 september 17, 2019

Document 90 (6 pages) Sweigert letter requesting gag order against Marcus Conte and Denise Matteau

sweigert v goodman doc 90 september 20 2019

Crowdsource the Court Jester Marcus Conte: Too Lazy to Sue Dave Sweigert, He Attempts to Intervene in a Lawsuit Unrelated to Him!

Marcus Conte declaring that he is intervening in the Sweigert vs. Goodman lawsuit with his letter and an Evidence Video!

The other day someone thought it was suspicious that I knew about Marcus Conte, and put forth the odd theory that I could not have  known about him apart from Dave Sweigert.  Uhhh, I found out about Marcus because Jason Goodman promoted him on a Crowdsource the Court Jester show.

Timeline explained

On June 16, 2017, I became interested in a breaking story headlined How a Conspiracy Theory Closed Part of a Major U. S. Seaport.  Subsequently, I wrote several articles on guests who were featured on Jason Goodman’s Crowdsource the Truth broadcasts.

After two months, on September 1, 2017,  one of those guests, Robert David Steele and his nonprofit corporation Earth Intelligence Network filed a federal civil court defamation complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia against Jason Goodman, Patricia Negron and Queen Tut.  That lawsuit is scheduled for trial in March of 2020.

About two weeks after that, on September 17, 2017, Jason Goodman featured Marcus Conte on CSTT as a “whistle blower” because Conte had sued his former employer,  the New York Department of Sanitation. (see Tracking the Leopard Meroz July 4, 2019, article “Marcus Conte Clueless in New Yuck City“.)

Sweigert vs. Goodman

One year after the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax incident, a second but separate federal civil lawsuit was filed June 14, 2018 as D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman.  This lawsuit was formatted as a RICO complaint and was originally filed in the Charleston, South Carolina federal court, but was later reassigned to the Southern District of New York, where  defendant Jason Goodman resides.  

On August 20, 2019, United States District Judge Valerie Caproni of the SDNY court filed a Memorandum Order which severely critiqued the legal arguments of both the plaintiff and the defendant. One of the complexities of this case involved the fact that RICO can be treated as either a civil or a criminal complaint.  However, only government prosecutors are permitted to charge an individual with a criminal act; whereas a private citizen may file a RICO lawsuit that is exclusively a civil complaint. (see sweigert v goodman doc 87 August 20 2019).

In response to this critique, Plaintiff D. George Sweigert submitted Plaintiff’s Verified Second Amended Complaint (2AC) to the court on September 10, 2019. This amended complaint has eliminated anything to do with criminal actions, and is now focused on defamation. (see sweigert v goodman doc 88 september 10 2019)

Marcus Conte Attempts to Intervene in Sweigert vs. Goodman

The day after Document 88 became public,  YouTube broadcaster, Marcus Conte created a video titled Dave Acton Sweigert Charged With Cyber Bullying, Harassment & Perjury Before SDNY Judge Valerie E. Caproni 1:18-cv-08653-VEC.  In addition he provided a link to a letter dated September 12, 2019 to U. S. District Judge Valerie Caproni offering to come to court and give sworn testimony.  see( Sweigert v. Goodman CONTE LETTER).

What is in that letter?

The first thing to observe about this attempted intervention is that no one seems to be able to locate Marcus Conte’s name in the Second Amended Complaint, either as a defendant or as a named non-party.  Even Marcus Conte does not identify in his letter how he fits into the four corners of the lawsuit complaint.  It would appear that his “intervening” into this lawsuit via a letter and an hour long video of his “evidence” is a fantasy which he has concocted, which stands outside the boundaries of  the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures. 

An inappropriate informality

A brief survey of Marcus Conte’s two page letter reveals an overall tone of informality in addressing the Court. Although he does address the recipient in the address line as Hon. Valerie E. Caproni, he fails to extend this formality throughout, preferring the casual Dear Judge, to the commonly used Dear Judge Caproni or Your Honor.

In addition, the subject line is a quote from someone named “Judge” stating “This is a frivolous dispute between two litigants whose voluminous court filings rehash their incomprehensible and illogical online conspiracy theories.” Conte’s failure to identify the actual quoted document as the August 20, 2019, Memorandum Order of Judge Valerie Caproni, adds to the overall impression that he considers himself to be on a familiar footing with a United States District Judge.  Even seasoned attorneys dare not approach the bench with such casualness.

Normal protocol for writing a formal letter addressed to a Judge recommends that the first line introduce the writer’s name and residence, followed by a short description of the purpose of the letter.  Marcus Conte reverses this order and presumptuously begins, ” Dear Judge, It is hard to imagine a more frivolous dispute between 2-crackpot online conspiracy theorist’  than this one.  Not only is Plaintiff a documented conspiracy kook, he engages in routine online Cyber Bullying, Harassment & Perjury.”

In line three, the author of the letter then describes who he is, saying, “My name is Marcus Conte, an independent journalist, whistleblower and YouTube personality familiar with both party’s on & offline shenanigans.  I am also one of plaintiff’s many Cyber Bully victims.  I would like to place my personal experience on the record.  I live in Brooklyn NY and would like to come to court and give sworn testimony”.

Marcus Conte’s personal experiences are irrelevant to the actual complaint in this particular lawsuit, so one wonders at what stage of this lawsuit does Conte think that his “evidence” and sworn testimony would intersect with the actual legal argument and facts of Sweigert vs. Goodman?

United States District Judge Caproni is not swayed by YouTube speculations as a replacement for concise argumentation

It may have been unwise for Marcus Conte to boast that he is a YouTube personality.  Did he not observe what Judge Caproni remarked on page 5 of Document 88,  which is a general indicator of her low opinion of YouTube?  She stated, “Such conspiratorial speculation, applying a standard that could lead to the disqualification of virtually every judge in the district, may be fit for YouTube’s comment section, but it is not sufficient to cause the recusal of the undersigned.” (bold added).

While Judge Caproni’s statement applies to a particular legal issue brought forth by the Plaintiff, it is obvious from those words that Judge Caproni holds in high regard federal civil court rules which have been honed over time to ensure that a plaintiff clearly states how his legal arguments uphold his complaint.  Obviously, speculative reasoning such as is regularly seen in YouTube comment sections does not belong in a courtroom.  Yet, despite this, Marcus Conte’s entire letter is nothing but speculation and conclusions such as befitting an ill mannered YouTube personality.  So how about his video evidence?

Are you kidding?

In a further affront to the American judiciary, Marcus Conte has made a video which he refers to at the 1.10 mark as “an evidence video”.  To expect a federal judge, who is managing several cases, including jury trials, to reserve an hour of her valuable time to view a non-party’s one hour YouTube video is preposterous.

Marc Conte has filed a  pro se lawsuit before, so why does he not just file his own case against Sweigert? Perhaps he fears being showed up for what he is, or perhaps for what he is not.  An example of his lazy thinking style is found in his letter to Judge Caproni where he declares in this statement that, “Plaintiff Dave Sweigert is a YouTube video celebrity with a subscriber base of 17,000 viewers.  However, Sweigert falsely claims he is a ‘private citizen’.  He is not.”

Two weaknesses can be noted in those assertions.  First, most of Dave Acton’s YouTube subscribers were added around 2017 after the Port of Charleston incident. But if we look at present day views of his videos, the range of views averages far below the subscriber base,  about 200-800 per video.  Those low numbers are an indicator that Sweigert aka Acton is neither a celebrity, nor a public figure.

Secondly, Marcus Conte displays ignorance of the legal definition of what constitutes a public, limited public, or private figure in defamation law.

Overall, Marcus Conte’s letter to the Court does not fit within the four corners of Sweigert’s defamation complaint against Jason Goodman.  And in addition,  he fails to identify in his letter any particular statement made by Sweigert in the Second Amended Complaint that represents an example of perjury.

On Public Menaces

Conte concludes his argument by saying, “Plaintiff is no “knight in shining armor.”  He is an online menace and should be barred by the court from online discourse and from further discussing this case in public.  Plaintiff should also be severely fined for filing one frivolous motion after another at the expense of the People, and for making a mockery of this court- and this country.”

Those allegations of being an online menace could easily be leveled at Marcus Conte.

I am growing weary of the ever increasing slander, cruel humor and threats being made by various YouTubers, which is considered a form of vengeance entertainment.  And for Marcus Conte to make a mockery of the court by starring as a Court Jester in a YouTube video which is then submitted to a United States District Judge, should be condemned.  If a YouTuber has a valid complaint against another party, why not document it with sound evidence in a blog?  Or file a  civil lawsuit as a pro se plaintiff against your opponent, and show us all just how smart you are in pleading your case in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  Anything less is just a cheap publicity stunt.  And by the way, that suggestion is for all of you YouTubers, without exception.

 

 

 

How Much Does A Phantom Bomb Sniffing Dog Handler Get Paid for a Fake Cover Story? Maybe Psychic Marcus Knows.

Marcus Conte advertising what he is willing to do for $3,000/month

On August 21, 2019, Marcus Conte published a YouTube video, Frivolous LARP Lawsuit Implodes on Dave Acton; Goodman, Webb, Steele, Outrim, Schoenberger, Quinn.

The first thing to note in this title,  aside from the misspelling of Steve Outtrim’s name, is that Conte seems to think that Dave Acton had filed a lawsuit against Jason Goodman.

Not true.  If Conte had read the court document, he ought to know that the plaintiff of this lawsuit is D.(Dave) George Sweigert.

After all, when Marcus Conte filed his lawsuit against the NY Department of Sanitation, he filed it under his legal name Marc Conte, and not his favorite Psychic fake name, Marcus Goodwin.  This was explained in my July 4, 2019, article Marcus Conte:  Clueless in New Yuck City.

At the 1.52 mark of this August 21st video, Marcus Conte explains in his usual stuttering, round about manner, what his going price is for telling custom made lies.   He explains his lack of conscience about the work which a professional liar agrees to do,  saying, “Here’s the deal, I don’t, I don’t, I don’t, I want to talk about Dave Acton who lost his case, a fake, a frivolous lawsuit against Jason Goodman.  I wanna talk about that, but I don’t, I don’t, uhh, criticize or hold against anybody for what they do to make a living.”

“If someone wants to promote fake news, if someone says, here is $3,000 a month, promote my stupid stories, and you say OK to that, I have no problem with that because that’s the essence of news right now.  That’s what CNN, they pay you $6 million to read off the teleprompter.  It’s no different right.  There’s no higher conspiracy on this one’s working with that one and it’s a, it’s a criminal ring of espionage.  It’s all bullshit.  It’s just people.  It’s opportunists, people that set out to tell the truth, and then are faced with a financial hardship and then they dive into the ugly side of lying for a living.”

That last sentence justifying his own kind, shows his ignorance of genuine honest persons. People that set out to tell the truth don’t sell their soul just because  financial hardship hits.  In my previous article, which focused on Kristina Borjesson’s investigation of  the TWA 800 disaster for CBS, we saw that there were those who sold  their souls to provide a false alibi, while others lost their jobs to preserve the integrity of their investigations.

David E. Hendrix, Journalist for The Press-Enterprise

Today I am going to mention another article that was printed in Into the Buzzsaw:  Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press. Reporter and editor, David E. Hendrix wrote a chapter titled Coal Mine Canaries.  At the time of the publication of this book in 2002 by Prometheus books, (edited by Kristina Borjesson), Hendrix had already 35 years of experience in print journalism.

David Hendrix

In 2002, Hendrix was an award winning journalist and assistant metro editor for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California, covering investigative stories of national and international importance.  He also had appeared as “an expert witness in county superior court and before the U. S. Senate and provided evidence to U. S. Congressional sources.”

On page 151, Hendrix begins his article, Coal Mine Canaries, complaining, “Used.  That’s exactly how I felt:  used…my rush trip from California to Washington D. C., was supposed to be about the TWA flight 800 disaster and investigation…”

He then relates how “We of The Press-Enterprise uncovered unimpeachable government evidence in late August that, contrary to public statements, U. S. military training zones were active when Flight 800 went down.  On October 4, we printed the information and a graphic disclosing which zones were activated, including one a few miles from the disaster.  We weren’t reporting that U. S. military or other agencies did shoot down the jetliner, but we were disclosing the lies we had discovered.”

On page 160 he continues, “We ran our story Friday, October 4, complete with a map-graphic and the responses Knut [ i. e. Knut Royce of Newsday] got for us.  Our lead:  On the night TWA 800 Flight 800 exploded in midair, nearby military training areas covering thousands of square miles were assigned to exercises deemed potentially dangerous to civilian aircraft, Navy and federal aviation records reveal.  Solid clues as to what caused the July 17 disaster continue to elude investigators.  Officials say a missile, bomb, or mechanical failure caused the crash.  And unsubstantiated rumors persist that the plane was brought down by ‘friendly fire’. ”

“Details of what was happening in the active military training areas remain an official secret more than two months after the nation’s second worst air crash killed 230 people.  But government records contradict weeks of official denials that any significant amount of military activity was scheduled the night of July 17.”

On page 162, Hendrix writes, “In early 1997, I got another call from Jim Sanders.  A major source within the investigation had supplied him with documents showing how Flight 800 debris landed in the ocean.  Jim used a computer spreadsheet to collate the information and found the plane had unraveled right to left behind the wing front.  An NTSB metallurgy study suggested that the plane was falling apart before the center fuel tank exploded.  Critical pieces inside the tank seemed to be burned after the plane began disintegrating, not before.”

“I sent a copy of the metallurgy study, with its graphics, to a longtime source who is an aviation expert and crash investigator.  I asked him to read the report and tell me what he thought.  He said that the information told him that the plane was falling apart before the fuel tank exploded….The FAA had told the White House hours after the explosion that radar seemed to indicate a high-speed object was closing on Flight 800 seconds before the disaster;  NTSB officials wanted the FAA to recant but FAA officials refused.”

The Bomb-Detection Exercise Alibi that defied common sense

On page 167, David Hendrix mentions that “The chapter I wrote for Jim’s book (i.e.Jim Sanders) dealt with the bomb-detection exercise the St. Louis Airport Police and the FAA said was conducted June 10, 1996, aboard Boeing 747 No. 17119, which a few weeks later became the ill-fated TWA Flight 800 aircraft.”

“Early in the crash investigation, the FBI used that alleged June 10 exercise to explain away the trace amounts of PETN and RDX that crash field tests found inside and outside 17119’s debris.  PETN and RDX are compounds found within explosives.  PETN is more common, while RDX, at the time of the crash, was manufactured only for the U. S. military.”

“The FBI, in a letter to Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio), gave its account of the police officer’s bomb-detection exercise, with his dog, aboard 17119.  The officer hid several types of explosives aboard the airplane and asked his dog to find the samples, which it did.  The exercise aboard the empty plane ended at noon, the FBI said.  The police officer did not follow usual protocol by having a training officer observe and didn’t log the tail number of the airplane because he wasn’t required to, the FBI said.”

“That story had more holes than Swiss cheese.”

Hendrix compares the FBI story with the TWA pilots’ version of that day

“Company records reveal that the plane backed away from the terminal at 12:35 P. M., late on its trip to Hawaii with more than four hundred passengers.  With the help of Kay Pennington, an invaluable researcher for many of my stories, I traced the pilot and copilot of 17119 plane on June 10.  I talked to them.  They said there’s no way the plane could have been empty and available at least an hour before takeoff, if not earlier.  Passengers begin boarding at least forty-five minutes before scheduled take-off, which was 11:45 A.M.  Never, in their twenty-plus year careers, did a bomb-detection exercise ever delay the pilot or copilot of plane 17119, and they had never interrupted such an exercise in progress, the two told me.”

So based on a report about an impossible inspection, the FBI explained away evidence of explosive residue found inside and outside Flight 800.

David Hendrix’s 20 page report of his investigation into the TWA 800 Flight disaster not only documents some of his important findings, but also his reflection on official sources that disseminate false information.  Of interest to us here is the problem when government authorities override the checks and balances which serve to restrain  corrupt actions.  So what Hendrix says towards the end of his article is disquieting.

Hendrix states, “In the American system, when judges like the NTSB or FBI are granted the authority to also serve as jurors, they decide whether some type of evidence is insufficient or not.  It therefore becomes officially insufficient, no matter how much information is generated to the contrary.  An official pronouncement of insufficiency does not mean it actually is so, but the edict remains official and is repeated as gospel for decades, maybe forever.”

Marcus Conte had stated at one time that he thought the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax was comedy.  And now, as he addresses the status of the civil RICO lawsuit, D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman, he declares his approval of those who make a living from disseminating fake news.  I have to assume he mentions this because that is what his line of work is.

But as we have seen, there are many examples of journalists and investigators who have been willing to stand for what is right, despite the consequences.  And their actions have served to restrain evil for a time, and are an example of what it means to be an honorable person.

Marcus Conte: Clueless in New Yuck City

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.

On July 1, 2019,  Marcus Conte uploaded this video, saying “Marcus Conte reporting from ass, man my ass hurts from recovering from Gay Pride Day…”

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.”

Marcus Conte YouTube

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.

Marcus Conte, SEA worked for less than a year as a code enforcer for the New York Department of Sanitation, and then he was fired after several  Unsatisfactory Performance Reviews and 9 warnings were given.

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…